West Bay Rotary, MRC annual yard sale fundraiser
West Bay Rotary and Midcoast Recreation Center (MRC) will hold their annual indoor yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at MRC, 535 West St. Early birds are welcome at 7 a.m. for a $5 entrance fee. On Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m. shoppers may fill a box or bag with donated items for $5.
Community members may donate items (please no clothing, baby items, electronics, or couches) for the two organizations to sell or may rent space for $10 and sell their own items. Those renting space must provide their own tables and chairs.
For details, call MRC at 236-9400.
Proceeds from donated items plus space rental and early bird fees will be split between West Bay Rotary and MRC. Net proceeds will benefit charities and nonprofits.

High schoolers putting on ‘Macbeth’ in the park

Scarborough High School students will perform an outdoor, abbreviated version of Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Saturday at the Memorial Park gazebo, located behind the Public Safety Building at 275 US Route 1.
There will be two performances, the first at 2 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m.
This event is free to all. Masks and social distancing are required. Raindate is Sunday.
Advance registration is required by emailing [email protected]

Lioness Lions host yard and bake sale

The Freeport Lioness Lions Club will hold a yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Independence Dr.
Donations for the sale are appreciated by contacting Kim at 751-7660 or [email protected], Dawn at 751-3649 or [email protected], and Tina at 319-9472 or [email protected]

Plant sale boasts offerings from local gardeners 

The Bethel Library will hold its 26th annual plant sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Library lawn, at 6 Broad St. It will take place rain or shine.
This plant sale will feature perennials from the gardens of local gardeners, including annuals, shrubs, herbs, and some vegetable seedlings.
If you have plants to donate, stop by the library to get tags. Every plant is labeled with its name, preferred environment (shade or sun), and the name of the garden it came from. If you’d like help digging or transporting the plants to the library, please call or text Susan Parker at 890-7243.
The library will follow current Maine CDC guidelines at this event.
For further information, contact the library at 824-2520.

Library’s energy series wrapping up
The Camden Public Library and the Camden Energy Committee will offer the final session in its online “Let’s Talk About Energy” series with a panel of speakers representing state government and well-known energy nonprofits at 6 p.m. Thursday via Zoom.
The four presenters participating in the panel will include Hannah Pingree, head of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and co-chair of the Maine Climate Council; Vicki Doudera, Camden-Rockport-Islesboro’s representative in the Maine State Legislature and a member of the legislature’s environment and natural resources committee; Michael Stoddard, executive director of Efficiency Maine, which works to improve energy efficiency and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in the state; and Kathleen Meil, who heads the Clean Energy for All campaign of Maine Conservation Voters.
The panel will discuss strategies for reaching the ambitious clean energy goals recently set by the Maine Climate Council. To request a Zoom link to attend, email [email protected]

Environmental fair offers interactive exhibits 
Camden Public Library will host an afternoon of learning and fun at the Stewardship Education Alliance (S.E.A.) Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Amphitheatre. This will be an opportunity for the public to come out and meet representatives from 16 local nonprofits that support responsible stewardship of the environment.
This family-friendly event will offer activities including a mobile marine tank, story time with librarian Miss Amy, drawings for free sailing trips and other great prizes from local businesses, and much more!
Organizations with booths include: Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Herring Gut Learning Center, Hurricane Island Center for Science & Leadership, Knox-Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry, Maine Environmental Education Association, Megunticook Watershed Association, Merryspring Nature Center, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Oceanswide, Sea Grant, Stewardship Education Alliance, Watershed School, and Wild Seed Project.
Attendees can enter free drawings to win prizes.
S.E.A. works to increase community stewardship of our local watersheds. The organization furthers its mission by awarding grants to teachers in public and private schools and after-school programs in Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport, and by hosting community events.

Land trust’s summer programs start Friday
Great Works Regional Land Trust will kick-off its calendar of summer programs this Friday with its first ever Trail Trek – a 5k, 10k, and 13.1 mile fundraising event to benefit the land trust and its conservation education endeavors.
With more than 18 public preserves and nearly 30 miles of trails, this Trail Trek will provide an opportunity to explore GWRLT preserves on National Trials Day and help GWRLT raise money to maintain these special places. The Trek is $35 per participant and proceeds will go to GWRLT’s conservation and environmental outreach.
Individuals and families are invited to trek through multiple GWRLT preserve properties, recording all mileage and time entries and submitting back by the 11:59 p.m. June 13 deadline. All participants will receive limited edition GWRLT swag. Once registered, you will receive an email with directions to submit results.
For more details, go to

History Barn launches new exhibit 

The opening of the New Gloucester History Barn’s new exhibit, “Celebrating Our Celebrations,” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 383 Intervale Road. (behind Town Hall).
Five major town celebrations will be featured spanning 1874-2014. Free and open to the public. Pandemic restrictions may apply.
Exhibit sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Special Mass raises money, honors the dead
A special Mass honoring family members that have passed away, while also raising crucial funds for students at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The St. John’s Memorial Scholarship Fund Mass will be livestreamed from St. John the Baptist Church in on the school’s Facebook page ( and parish website (

Tour two historical places as season begins
Historic New England’s Castle Tucker, at 2 Lee St., and Nickels-Sortwell House, at 121 Main St., will open for the season on Friday, with guided tours of the museums to be given on the half hour, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays through Sunday.
All visitors must follow current state COVID-19 guidelines and follow social distancing rules. Tickets must be pre-purchased at and Admission is $15 for adults, $13 seniors, $7 students and $6 children. Tours are free for Historic New England members.
For more information about Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House, visit or call 882-7169.

Mill museum re-opening for the season
The Biddeford Mill Museum will re-open at noon Wednesday for the season at 2 Main Street, Unit 18-108.
The museum hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The museum is seeking a few more receptionist/docents to greet our visitors.
For more details, call Dotty at 939-6633.

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