Brick Store Museum sets first member-guest day

The Brick Store Museum invites the public to its inaugural member-guest day, featuring free admission to view its collections and programs, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 117 Main St.

Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth will give a free talk at 3 p.m., focusing on Maine’s part in World War I. The lecture is the keynote address after the annual report to the community by museum leadership.

Advance reservations for the talk are recommended.

To learn more, go to or call 985-4802.


Air National Guard Band to present concert Sunday

The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast will present a concert of wind band favorites at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wells Harbor Community Park at 331 Harbor Road.

The band consists of 40 members, all traditional Air National Guard members with civilian careers who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Audubon hosting talk on birds of ABC islands

York County Audubon will host the talk “Land of the Prikichi: Birds of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao,” by Dr. Jeffrey Wells, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Reserve at 342 Laudholm Farms Road.

The ABC islands, just off the coast of Venezuela, are home to a fascinating mix of birds.

Wells is an author of several bird books and also is the senior scientist for the Boreal Songbird Initiative and International Boreal Conservation Campaign. Come early for refreshments and social time. Free and open to the public


First art walk of season to start at 5 p.m. Thursday

The first Wiscasset Art Walk of the 2018 season will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the village center on the historical riverfront.

Walk through the open doors of artist-owned galleries, one-of-a-kind shops and exquisite antique venues. Enjoy good food at the lobster shacks, wine tasting at Treats, and munching on specialty items from food trucks.

The walks are held on the last Thursday of each month through Sept. 27.

For more details, go to or contact Lucia Droby at [email protected] or Violet Brandwein at 917-327-1449.


Civil War expert to speak about Petersburg battle

A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Morrell Room of Curtis Memorial Library at 23 Pleasant St.

Nationally known Civil War speaker and tour guide Will Greene will address the 1864 “Battle of the Crater, Petersburg.”

Come early for some end of the year socializing. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.


Strawberry Festival rolls around Thursday night

The 43rd annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Congregational Church Vestry, at 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Fresh native berries, freshly made biscuits and Hodgman’s frozen custard will be served. The Berry Berry Good Band will perform. And, there also will be a baked goods table.

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


‘Cars and Cocktails’ event to benefit historical society

The Arundel Historical Society will hold the benefit evening “Cars and Cocktails” from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the private Bentley Warren Antique Auto Museum on Old Post Road.

The evening will include food, cocktails, entertainment and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $50 and all donations will benefit the AHS.

For tickets, contact Linda Zuke at [email protected] or 468-9870.