Historian looks at Maine during ‘Age of Innocence’

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in Maine during the “Age of Innocence”? Peggy Konitzky, a historian with Historic New England, will share the story of Castle Tucker at Wiscasset at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main St.

Light refreshments will be served.

The talk is $10 per person and free to museum members.

For more details, go to or call 985-4802.


Wagon rides, barn tours part of Open Farm Day

A “Maine Open Farm Day” will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

Free activities include guided tours of the 1830 barns by Brother Arnold Hadd, tractor-drawn wagon rides, honey bee displays and hives, tours of the Shakers’ historic herb gardens, and traditional craft demonstrations.

For details, call 926-4597, email [email protected] or go to


Blacksmith event a chance to identify old antique tools

Arthur Gaffar will speak at the next meeting of the Windham Historical Society at 7 p.m. Monday at 234 Windham Center Road.

Gaffar, the historian for the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association of Portland, will speak about Windham’s first blacksmith, Thomas Bolton, and his 70 years of making edge tools with his son Nicholas. Attendees are invited to bring an antique tool for Gaffar to identify.

Refreshments will be served.


Saco River Jazz Ensemble to perform free concert

Old Orchard Beach Recreation’s Summer Concerts in the Park series will feature a free performance by the Saco River Jazz Ensemble from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the gazebo at Veteran’s Memorial Park.


Garden club holds annual meeting Wednesday

Southern Maine Garden Club will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Springvale Library, 443 Main St.

For more details, call Paula Frodyma at 475-8142.


Picnic in the Park series kicks off downtown

The free Picnic in the Park Music Series has begun, offering performances from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Central Park, in downtown’s Main Street area. Performing this week is Dan Wolfe.


Library continues free summer reading program

Carrabassett Valley Public Library continues its weekly “Build a Better World” summer reading program at 3209 Carrabassett Drive No. 3.

This week’s theme is Marshmallow Towers, and the library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participation is free.

For more details, call Andie at 237-3535.