BIDDEFORD

Veterans group holds event to dispose of old U.S. flags

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044 will hold a flag-retirement ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post Home No. 26, 508 Elm St.

The ceremony will properly dispose of numerous U.S. flags that are no longer in a proper condition to be flown or displayed, and that have been donated by local businesses, civic groups or individuals.

The public is invited to attend.

For more details, call Joe Armstong at 490-9287 or 490-2094.

SCARBOROUGH

Kiwanis Club hosts lecture ‘The Kindness of Strangers’

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club will host speaker Chang Lin from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at The Egg & I, 183 Route 1.

Lin will give a talk titled “The Kindness of Strangers.”

For more information, go to www.scarboroughkiwanis.org, or call club secretary Joyce Leary Clark at 329-8488.

WISCASSET

Castle Tucker offers tour of rooms not often seen

Castle Tucker invites the public to the Behind Closed Doors Tour, to be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at 2 Lee St.

There will be something new to see even for repeat visitors on this leisurely in-depth tour, which includes rooms and stories not on the general tour.

Registration and payment is required. Space is limited.

To purchase tickets, call 207-882-7169 or go to http://shop.historicnewengland.org/CAT-NOOKS-7752/.

KENNEBUNK

Ex-CIA operations officer will give talk on its future

“The CIA in the Coming Decade: Troubled Water Ahead?” will be the topic of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ final talk of the season at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St.

Rollie Flynn, a retired operations officer and senior executive with the CIA, will examine past and future missions of the intelligence agency. Flynn’s presentation will explore the evolution of the CIA from its inception in 1947 through the 9/11 attacks and the creation of the Directorate of National Intelligence.