Bidding underway in land trust’s auction

Bidding in Great Works Regional Land Trust’s 2021 spring auction has begun, with preview and bidder registration open until 8 p.m. Saturday.

In addition to bidding on items, supporters have an opportunity to donate to an area of need for the organization. In past years, the “Fund-a-Need” has successfully raised funds for solar panels at Beach Plum Farm in Ogunquit and for improved parking at Negutaquet Conservation Area in North Berwick. This year, Great Works hopes to raise $11,500 toward the purchase of a truck to be used for stewardship activities.

Great Works Regional Land Trust is a member-supported organization providing conservation options to landowners and programs for community members, including 18 preserves with hiking trails. Since 1986, Great Works has conserved nearly 7,000 acres of natural, historic, agricultural, forestry, scenic and recreational resources in southern Maine.

For more details, call 646-3604, email [email protected] or visit for a link to the auction site or go directly to


Orchestra’s auction preview available online

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Online Auction preview is available at with open bidding to be offered Friday through Sunday at An online chat with conductor and music director Rohan Smith also will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The MSO musicians, their families and friends and some favorite businesses donated items and experiences that include a sailboat cruise, a lobster bake, a getaway vacation, hand-knit clothing, original artwork, and gift certificates for restaurants and other businesses.

This event is free and open to the public on MSO’s Facebook page: It can also be viewed there any time after the live event, as well as on MSO’s YouTube channel. There is no need to register.


Talk on solar projects set for Monday on Zoom

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about options for adopting community solar projects in Maine from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday via Zoom.

In her talk, “Is Community Solar Good for Communities?” Sharon Klein, an associate professor in the School of Economics at UMaine, will discuss her five years of community solar-related research, her experience as a member of the National Community Solar Partnership and her sustainable energy work with communities and organizations.

The talk is free but registration is required online at


Library having book sale, other events

Wells Public Library’s “Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale” continues this week, offering a bagful of books for just $2. Bags will be provided at the 1434 Post Road location.

A Jaded YA Reads session will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tweens, teens and adults can listen along as one of the librarians reads a young adult novel chapter by chapter. Our current book is the fantasy classic ”The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien. Listen at:

Mother Goose Storytime will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday on Facebook and YouTube for children ages 24 months and younger and their caregivers.

A special “Women of Ragtime” performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, featuring Isaac Cherry and Jerry Rabushka of the Ragged Blade Band. They will share music by female ragtime composers such as May Aufderheide, Charlotte Blake and Irene Giblin. Enjoy a performance of some well-known songs of the early 20th century, as well as listening to some rarely played tunes. Email Stefanie at [email protected] for a Zoom invitation.

The Fiber Arts group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday for needlework crafters of all ages and abilities. Email Stefanie at [email protected] for a Zoom invitation.

And AARP Tax Assistance is being offered from 1 to 5 p.m. each Tuesday by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, email AARP at [email protected]

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