BIDDEFORD

Library hosts book group, talk on schooner captain

The McArthur Public Library will host two events this week at 270 Main St.

Come As You Are Mom’s Book Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and also on June 28, for moms to discuss what they’ve been reading. Refreshments will be served. Contact children’s librarian Deanna Gouzie McNamara at 284-4181 or [email protected]

A Captain Anderson History Talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Anderson was a Swedish immigrant and schooner captain for nearly five decades. His grandson, John Anderson, will share his fascinating life story, gleaned from 35 years of detailed journals.

KENNEBUNK

Vintage Baseball Weekend celebrates 1860s-style play

The Brick Store Museum will hold its second annual Vintage Base Ball Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, with special events surrounding 1860s baseball.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants can take part in the museum’s 1860s Day, featuring 3rd Maine Regiment reenactors who will share experiences about camp life, medical history and 1860s fashion.

The weekend will culminate in a vintage ballgame played between the Dirigo Base Ball Club of Maine and the New Hampshire Granite at 11 a.m. Sunday at Kennebunk’s Parsons Field. Participants are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the game, during which the teams will play by 1860s rules (no gloves or helmets, for starters).

SCARBOROUGH

Plant, Book & Yard Sale will be held rain or shine

A Plant, Book & Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Scarborough Free Baptist Church, 55 Mussey Road. Rain or shine.

Church’s Yard and Plant Sale features lunch items

West Scarborough United Methodist Church will hold a Yard and Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and featuring luncheon items for sale at 2 Church Street and Route 1.

SPRINGVALE

Parish baby shower goes toward Haiti hurricane aid

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish (Holy Family Church in Sanford and Notre Dame Church in Springvale) will host a baby shower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Springvale Knights of Columbus Hall on Bridge Street. Shower items will benefit St. Thérèse’s sister parish, St. Anthony the Hermit Parish of Lori, Haiti, which suffered severe hurricane damage.

Contact Jean Pease at 324-7512 or St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish at 324-2420.

SOUTH WATERBORO

Blacksmith to explain how methods have changed

Blacksmith Sam Smith will speak at the next Waterborough Historical Society meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road.

Smith will present a history of blacksmithing from before the Industrial Revolution to today’s Second Generation Revivalists and will explain how roles and methods have changed. He occupies the historic blacksmith shop on the campus of the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum in Waterboro Center.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Jim Carll at 247-5878.

STANDISH

Schoolhouse Arts Center holds auditions for festival

The Schoolhouse Arts Center’s Black Box Teens will hold auditions for their first student-directed Fall One Act Play Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, Route 114, with call-backs set for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Actors should expect to do cold readings from the script for two one-act plays, “The Internet is Distract…Oh, Look! A Kitten!” and “Our Place,” which will be performed during the festival. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14.

For more details, call 642-3743.