Donations now accepted for free clothing giveaway

A free clothing giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saco Grange No. 53 hall, 168 North St.

To donate clothing or volunteer, call Dawn Tarbox at 602-9423 or email [email protected]

Donations will be accepted from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. For clothing pickup, call Beverly Russell at 229-0651.


Full Moon Snowshoe walk spans 500 acres of orchard

The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust will hold its annual Full Moon Snowshoe walk beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Randall Orchards.

Attendees will meet at the farm at sunset and head out to explore nearly 500 acres of orchard and forest while snowshoeing in the moonlight. After the walk, participants are invited to have hot cider from apples grown and pressed on-site at the orchard. The snowshoe walk will be about a mile and the program will last two hours.

Registration is required for the free event at


Lecture spotlights relations between pilgrims, natives

New revelations about trade and relations between the pilgrims and Native Americans will be the subject of an Old Berwick Historical lecture presented by Dr. David B. Landon at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Berwick Academy Arts Center, 31 Academy St.

Over the past few summers, Landon has led a group of undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology digs at an early 17th-century settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 2016, they unearthed the site of the original pilgrim settlement, discovering 17th-century pottery, tins, trade beads and musket balls. Landon will detail their findings Thursday.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

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Chili, chowder contest aids muscular dystrophy group

Both amateurs and professionals are invited to show off their best chili and chowder recipes at the 7th annual Chili & Chowder Cook-off, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Trackside Station, 4 Union St.

Organized by the Rockland Professional Firefighters Local 1584 chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters, proceeds from the competition will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The public is invited to sample the entries. Winners will be chosen in the professional category, featuring local restaurants, as well as in the individual category.

While attendees will have a say in choosing among the entries, there also will be a judging panel this year, including broadcast reporter Don Carrigan of WCSH-TV, Rockland restaurant owner and chef Lynn Archer, local nurse Sandy Lowe and a surprise judge to be announced later on.

To enter a chili and/or chowder dish for consideration, contact Carl Anderson at 831-9323 or email [email protected]

The cost is $20 per entry, with all proceeds benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

There also will be raffle prizes and local 1584 T-shirts on sale. Admission is $10 at the door.