Historical society holds talk on ‘Shaker Trustees Office’

The New Gloucester Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road.

The subject of the program is “Shaker Trustees Office: An Historic Jigsaw Puzzle.” It is free and open to the public.

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


U.S.-Korea relations focus of foreign affairs lecture

A meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St.

Professor Andrew R. Wilson, from the U.S. Naval War College, will discuss Chinese national security strategy on the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.

His presentation will include what China can do to help alleviate our problems with North Korea; the two nations have been allies and trading partners for 70 years.

Wilson has had an extensive background in Chinese affairs. He has written many articles and books that focus on China from past to present. He will take audience questions following the presentation.

All are welcome to attend.


Presentation explores effect of climate change on wildlife

The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a talk on the effects of climate change on forests, wildlife and the fish of western Maine at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Mollyockett Motel on Route 26.

Dr. Lindsey Rustad, co-director of the USDA Northeast Climate Change Hub and an avid fly fisher, will discuss the effects of climate change in the mountains of western Maine in her presentation “Climate Changing, Forests and Fish.”

The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Library offers tips for those starting college applications

The Prince Memorial Library will host an information night to help high school students navigate the college search application process at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 266 Main St.

Wendy Thompson, a Westport educational consultant and former admissions officer for Bowdoin College, will offer an informative, interactive and entertaining presentation to help families understand the role that essays, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports, standardized test scores and other factors play in the admissions decisions that colleges make.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more details, call the library at 829-2215.


York County Audubon offers ‘Slimy Skin’ talk about frogs

The York County Audubon Program will host the frog talk “Web Feet and Slimy Skin” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Road.

Dr. Kris Hoffmann of the University of Maine will lead a talk, detailing the anatomy and ecology of frogs.

Refreshments will be served early.


Wildlife biologist bird walk follows Rogation service

First Congregational Church of Buxton will hold a Rogation service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Snell Family Farm on Route 112, in lieu of its regular Sunday service.

Thought to have begun in the British Isles in the 7th century, Rogation services are a time for invoking God’s blessing on fields and crops, as well as those involved in agriculture and fishing and those involved in the stewardship of area lands and resources.

The service will be followed by a light lunch and a bird walk with wildlife biologist Stacie Grove.


Library’s Earth Day festival includes electric car demos

The Scarborough Public Library will host an Earth Day festival from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 48 Gorham Road. The event will celebrate two new ReVision Energy solar installations at the library: an electric vehicle charging station and a rooftop solar panel array.

Earth Day activities include an appearance by News Center Maine (WCSH/WLBZ) meteorologist Jessica Conley, live music by The Incredulous String Band, electric vehicle demonstrations by Pape Chevrolet, exhibits by community environmental organizations, and a Minecraft lab where players can build virtual solar arrays in the library’s Minecraft world.

An official ribbon-cutting of the electric vehicle charging station will be held at 1 p.m.

The station is powered by a small four-panel solar array, enough to power 5,000 miles of driving. Driving on solar power is equivalent to paying $0.71/gallon for gas, but uses clean, renewable energy that doesn’t burn any fossil fuels.

For more details, call 883-4723. A complete list of exhibitors and festival activities can also be found at