Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth will host live virtual concerts on the library’s Facebook page on Friday, May 15 and Friday, May 22.

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The May 15 event features harpist Mary Lattimore. Lattimore is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Lattimore’s solo debut, “The Withdrawing Room,” was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings.

Lattimore also writes harp parts for songs and recordings. She has performed and recorded with such artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa.

The concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Thomas Memorial Library’s Facebook page,

The May 22 virtual concert will feature country and Americana singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell. Cantrell is a Nashville-born, New York-based country music artist.

Since her critically acclaimed debut, 2000’s “Not The Tremblin’ Kind,” Cantrell’s music has been celebrated in The New York Times, “O” Magazine, Elle, and the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

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She has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage and the Grand Ole Opry and appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She’s also been a guest on Sundance Channel’s Spectacle: Elvis Costello. Cantrell also hosts Dark Horse Radio, a weekly program about George Harrison on SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel, and States of Country on streaming service GimmeCountry.

In 2020, Cantrell will release new music, and is commemorating the 20th anniversary of her debut, “Not The Tremblin’ Kind.”

The concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Thomas Memorial Library’s Facebook page,

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South Portland Land Trust offers free cedar seedlings

South Portland Land Trust has received a donation of 1,000 northern white cedar seedlings. The land trust is offering them free to the public.

The trees are ready for planting and will be pre-bundled in sets of 10 and available for pick-up in Mill Creek Park (opposite the Hannaford store) on May 23 and May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To honor social distancing protocol, land trust volunteers will hand bundles through an open car window or place them in the trunk of cars. Visitors do not need to be an South Portland Land Trust member to pick up free trees, although any donations to the land trust are always appreciated.

“Planting a tree may seem like a small action, given that climate change is a crisis that spans our globe,” said land trust President Richard Rottkov. “However, the most powerful and hopeful actions that each of us can undertake are often local acts of respect and attention … visible and tangible ways of caring for the places where we live. That means these little trees can add up to one big difference.”

Popular for hedging or as a windbreak, northern white cedars can also be planted to become a stand-alone landscape focal point. They grow best in areas that receive at least six hours of direct sun per day. A fully-grown cedar will span 10 to 15 feet and attain a height of 40 to 60 feet and provide shelter for many types of birds.

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