ELLSWORTH
Small space gardening workshop offered
Growing garden plants on your deck or patio is easier than you think with the right supplies and a little guidance.
Stephanie Walls of Frost Farms Garden Center will demonstrate tips, tricks and techniques of gardening in small spaces in a free workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom.
To find out more or to register, call the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339 or email [email protected]

DAMARISCOTTA
Audubon announces birding field trips
Mid-Coast Audubon will offer the first of seven spring birding field trips from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Great Salt Bay Farm, located at 110 Belvedere Road, meeting at the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust parking lot.
Join trip leader Dennis McKenna for this outing to explore meadows, forest edges, a pond and the Great Salt Bay to look for early arriving migrant bird species.
Birders of all levels are welcome.
For more details about this field trip or upcoming outings, go to midcoast.maineaudubon.org/events, or call Dennis McKenna at 563-8439 or cell 522-2891.

FREEPORT
Students to perform two short plays
The Freeport High School Theatre Department will offer back-to-back performances of two short plays, “With Two Wings” and “Paper or Plastic?,” to be performed by advanced theater students this weekend and next.
“With Two Wings,” is an unconventional retelling of the story of Icarus and Daedalus, where a young boy named Lyf must grapple with his father’s greatest secret, while wondering what the world “out there” is like. The short “Paper or Plastic?” is a comedy following a teen’s first job at a local grocery store, detailing the crazy customers and even crazier co-workers she encounters.
In-person performances will be held for invited guests only this Friday and Saturday.
Available, on-demand performances for general audiences will follow May 7 and 8.
For the link to the recordings and more details, go to rsu5.org/fhsperformingarts.

ORONO
UMaine, UNH Extension to host weed management webinar
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, detailing how to identify and manage weeds in existing perennial and ornamental plantings.
UNH Extension landscape and greenhouse horticulture field specialist Emma Erler will head the workshop.
Registration is required; a sliding scale program fee is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive a link to the recording. This is the second in a six-part spring gardening webinar series offered every other Wednesday through June.
For more information, call Pamela Hargest at 781-6099 or email [email protected]

WELLS
Learn about green cemeteries through the library

Wells Public Library will offer the free online presentation “Green Burials in Maine” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.
Joyce Foley, president of  Cedar Brook Burial Ground – the first green cemetery in New England – will discuss the cemetery’s goal of preserving the area in its natural state and the basic tenets of a green cemetery.
Email Stefanie at [email protected] for a Zoom invitation. For more information please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

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