Bluegrass, gospel group concludes concert series

The Drowned Valley Bluegrass and Gospel group will perform the final show in the First Congregational Church’s summer concert series, to be held at 7 p.m. Monday at 141 North St.

A reception will follow. The concert is free, and donations are appreciated.


Castle Tucker in spotlight of artist’s guided session

Artist Jennifer Linskey will lead a “Plein Air Painting and Drawing Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, centering on historic Castle Tucker.

The castle at 2 Lee St. overlooks the Sheepscot River and Wiscasset Harbor.

Beginners are welcome, and attendees should bring their own materials, lunch and a hat. The art event includes an afternoon critique with the instructor.

Cost is $25, $20 for Historic New England members. Weather permitting.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 882-7169 or go to


Talk centers on wagons, carriages … and a hearse

The Windham Historical Society will host the talk, “Wagons, Sleighs, Carriages & A Hearse,” at 7 p.m. Monday at 234 Windham Center Road.

Greg Cuffey of North Gorham will talk about the creation of the period modes of transportation at the Skyline Farm Museum.

For more details, contact Linda Griffin at 650-7484.


Tribes show how to make traditional Wabanaki crafts

The ninth annual Maine Native American Summer Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki crafts, showing how to make baskets, wood carvings, bark etchings, dolls, beadwork and jewelry.

The event features performances of drumming, dancing and storytelling. A wide selection of crafts are offered for sale.

The event is free. Lunch plates will be available for purchase.

For more details, go to, follow on Facebook at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village or call 926-4597.


Register for August training classes in CPR, first aid

Registration is open for CPR training classes on Aug. 28 and a first aid class on Aug. 30, both meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, 50 Union St.

The CPR class is $40 and will be held in the hospital classroom. First aid training will be held in the board room for $30.

The courses meet the American Heart Association requirements for CPR and first aid for boat captains, divers and fishermen, as well as day care providers, teachers, coaches and lay rescuers.

Class size is limited, so register early by contacting Annette Saunders at 664-5588 or [email protected]