Seaport safety the focus of maritime security talk

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers will hold the talk “Maritime Security in Maine and the U.S.” with Thomas Valleau and Chet Lunner at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St.

Valleau is the executive director of the North Atlantic Ports Association and the director of overseeing waterfront management for Portland. Lunner is the former chief of surface-transportation operations for the Transportation Security Administration.

The presentations will emphasize security measures in Maine and at other seaports. These may include jurisdictional responsibilities and the role of intelligence in coastal areas as well as the economic impact of shoreline enterprises.

This presentation is open to the public, and a question period will follow.


Library summons cooks, train lovers, Lego builders

The Wells Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

A teen food workshop at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, focusing on food preparation skills and culinary fun. All ingredients and tools will be provided. Please inform library staff of food allergies ahead of time.

A Train Party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday for locomotive enthusiasts and their families, featuring a guest speaker who is a train conductor.

The Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday to build master creations with Legos, provided by the library. All ages are welcome.

For adults, there will be a Conversational French Language Group meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to practice the language. The library will offer some activities, questions and other approaches to practicing French, but the group largely will determine the format.

Fiber Arts Friday will be held at 10 a.m. for people to work on a variety of individual and group needlework projects. All ages and levels of ability are welcome.

For more details, email Anne Mosey at [email protected] or call 646-8181.


Jason St. Pierre Trio to give free Saturday performance

The Jason St. Pierre Trio will perform at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St.

The trio features tenor saxophone, guitar and acoustic bass, and will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook, as well as pop tunes from the 1960s and ’70s.

The performance is free. Refreshments will be served.

For details, call 829-2215.

Town planner will provide look at Cumberland’s future

Where is Cumberland headed in 2018 and beyond?

Cumberland Town Planner Carla Nixon will highlight key developments in town plans this year during a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St.

The talk will offer details on proposed town projects, such as allowing small cafes on Main Street and revitalizing the Route 100 and Route 1 corridors. Nixon, Cumberland’s town planner of more than 22 years, will answer questions.

Light refreshments will be served.


Kindred Hearts to perform gospel concert Saturday

Kindred Hearts will perform gospel music at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Second Congregational Church, 252 Main St.

A free-will offering will be collected during the concert, and light refreshments will be available afterward.

For details, call 273-2338.


Kids’ performer all about ecology, goofy tunes

Award-winning children’s performer Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams will perform playful, funny songs about ecology and being green at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

The concert is free. For more details, go to or call 237-3535.


Reception gives 5 artists forum to discuss works

An opening reception for the new five-artist exhibit “Printmakers of Chases Garage” will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kittery Community Center’s Morgan Gallery, 120 Rogers Road.

The public is invited to hear the artists talk about their works and processes. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit runs through April 29.


Audubon board member will discuss Weskeag River’s role

The Camden Public Library will host Mid-Coast Audubon board member, birder, photographer and columnist Don Reimer for a birding talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at 55 Main St.

Having a decade of experience volunteering with the annual International Shorebird Survey, Reimer will discuss the Weskeag River’s vital role in seasonal shorebird migration and the conservation work of Georges River Land Trust’s “Bridging Two Rivers” project.

The program is free and open to all. Donations are encouraged.

For details, call 236-3440.


Certified wildlife tracker will lead 3-hour workshop

York County Audubon will host a winter wildlife-tracking workshop with Dan Gardoqui from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Gardoqui, co-founder and executive director of White Pine Programs, is a certified wildlife tracker who has studied naturalist skills, wildlife tracking, bird language and mentoring for more than 25 years.

The program is geared to adults and teens, who should be dressed for the outdoors. The program lasts about three hours and will be held rain or shine. Participants should bring snacks and a drink.

Register at The registration fee is $25 per person and $20 for members, payable by cash or check at the workshop.

In case of severe weather, the program will be rescheduled for Feb. 25.

For more details, go to


Historical society holds annual meeting Thursday

The annual meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meeting House, 389 Intervale Road, Route 231.

All members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Meeting held for Catholics in various relationship stages

Connected Catholics, a group of single, widowed, separated and divorced Catholic men and women who gather to share their faith journey and celebrate life, will meet for a general meeting and luncheon at 1 p.m. Sunday at Panda Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1041 Brighton Ave.

All are welcome to attend. For more details, call Pat at 802-748-9688.