‘Modern Firefighting’ topic of first lecture in free series

The Star Theatre Free Lecture Series returns Wednesday with a 7 p.m. presentation on “Modern Firefighting and Firefighting Technology” at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road.

Kittery Fire Chief David O’Brien will talk about how changes in building construction and lifestyles have influenced firefighting techniques. The presentation includes discussion on modern firefighting processes and how improvements in technology have assisted the firefighter.

O’Brien is a Certified Level III fire chief who instructs firefighters in building construction, fire theory, fire attack principles and other firefighting subjects.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Please preregister by calling 439-3800 or online at

Community center, sports boosters to host auction

The Kittery Community Center and Traip Academy Sports Boosters will head the 10th annual Kittery Community Auction at 6 p.m. Friday to benefit both the center and the Traip Academy Athletic Boosters. The auction will take place at The Regatta Room in Eliot. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event will feature live and silent auctions and music entertainment by Break 354, made up of Traip Academy students, and The Jen Thayer Band.

Tickets are $20 per person and include light fare, auction, and entertainment. Cash bar available. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Kittery Community Center or at

Auction items can be found at

For more details, call 439-3800 or email Jeremy Paul [email protected]

Film will explore impact of regulations on fishermen

A documentary film dealing with the devastating impacts of federal regulations on the lives of New England ground fishermen will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kittery Community Center.

A Q&A with the film makers, Maine fishermen and other New England fishermen will follow the screening. Admission is $15.


Handbell musicians invited to Spring Ring on Saturday

Handbell ringers from all over the state of Maine will gather to perform at the 2018 Maine Spring Ring at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Middle School Gymnasium, 38 Falcon Drive.

The day will conclude with a concert that is free of charge and open to the public.

All Maine handbell ringers are welcome to participate in this daylong event, which includes a variety of educational workshops led by guest clinicians, as well as instructional rehearsals of the massed-rung pieces with Area 1 clinician and conductor, Larry Berdensey, director of the Hockanum Valley Ringers of Vernon, Conn.

The audience will be treated to seven massed-rung pieces, along with solo performances by several individual ensembles. A free-will offering will be collected for those who wish to help with expenses.

For more details or to register, call Laura Begenwald at 480-1404 or [email protected], or visit


Open house scheduled at historical society archives

The next New Gloucester Historical Society Archives Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road (Route 231).

All interested parties are invited to the research groups working on the society’s new exhibit about the town’s neighborhoods.

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


PTSA consignment sale on tap at elementary school

The Parent Teacher Student Association’s All-4-Kids Consignment Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wells Elementary School gymnasium, 279 Sanford Road (Route 109).

Donated small items for the sale may be brought to the school from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday; large-item donations are accepted by noon Friday.

Community consignors are welcome and volunteers are needed to work on the sale.

For consignor, volunteer or general sale information please email to: [email protected] Please do not call Wells Elementary School directly for information on the All-4-Kids sale.


Preschoolers’ artwork to be displayed at library

An exhibition of artwork by preschool-age children from the Kennebunk Recreation Department’s Beyond Tots Adventure Club will be on display beginning Tuesday and running through April 28 at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery, 112 Main St. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours of 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.


Library offers talk by author of ‘Mainers on the Titanic’

Author Mac Smith will give a talk on his book “Mainers on the Titanic” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive, No. 3.