Join a ski, snowshoe outing on Saturday 

Great Works Regional Land Trust will kick off its guided winter outing series with a ski and snowshoe hike from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Tuckahoe Preserve, located at 310 Hubbard Road. This 140-acre preserve along the Salmon Falls River offers a level, easy glide for ski touring and exploration of the forested riverbank.

A trek through the new Checkerberry Trail will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 2. with more details to follow.

Participation is limited to 25 people with reservations required by calling 646-3604 or email [email protected] All hikes are open to the public and free to Land Trust members. A $5 donation per person or $10 donation per family is suggested for nonmembers.

For more details, go to



Here’s what’s happening at library this week

Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

A Teen Winter Party will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, featuring a movie on projection screen, snacks, hot chocolate, and a small craft.

An Arctic Party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. All ages are welcome to bundle up and come on out for polar crafts, arctic games and more.

Lego Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday for all ages.


Mother Goose Storytime will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday for children ages 24 months and younger and their caregivers.

The Fiber Arts Group will gather at 10:30 a.m.
 Friday. All ages and levels of ability are welcomed to join. For more details, contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected]

For more details, call the library at 646-8181.


Author Anne Gass to speak on epic 1915 road trip

Old Berwick Historical Society will present the lecture “We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip” by Maine author Anne B. Gass at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Whipple Art Center/Theater at Berwick Academy, 31 Academy St.


Gass will discuss the little-known story of an epic 1915 road trip from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., to demand voting rights for women. The unlikely heroines are Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg, middle-aged, lesbian, Swedish immigrants who own the car, do all the driving, and fix what goes wrong.

Admission is free to members, with a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. The lecture is open to the public, no registration is required. Masks are mandatory inside the building. The lecture will be recorded and posted to the society’s website.

For more details, call 384-0000 or go to


Artist talk on ‘Tales and Textiles’

The online lecture ‘Tales and Textiles,’ to be presented by photographer and multimedia artist Delphine Fawundu, will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The talk will feature Fawundo’s latest works exploring connections between Africa and the Diaspora as she discusses the process of decolonizing her mind while making art.


Fawundu’s multimedia photographic work utilizes printmaking, video, sound, and assemblage. She incorporates elements of biography, philosophy, and mythology into her art.

Fawundu will be joined by lecture host Charles Daniel Dawson, a professor in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University. Dawson is a photographer, curator, arts administrator, consultant, filmmaker, and scholar based in New York City.

This talk is part of the Alumni Lecture Series – a weekly online series offered by Maine Media Workshops + College.

The series is free and open to the public.

Registration is required at



Congregation to mark 100th anniversary

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Beth Israel Congregation will begin as it did during its dedication a century ago, with attendees assembling at 1 p.m. Sunday at Washington and Centre streets and proceeding up Washington Street to the synagogue.

All are welcome to attend this historic occasion. Due to health concerns, the ceremony will be outside and attendees are advised to dress warm.

Please RSVP at [email protected]


Historian to discuss city’s links to enslavement 


Spirits Alive will hold the first of three planned online Winter Lecture Series at 1:30 p.m. Saturday via Zoom.

In the talk “Portland’s Complicity in the Economics of Atlantic World African Enslavement,” historian Seth Goldstein will discuss Portland’s complex relationship with Atlantic world African enslavement. Through a deep dive into what was known as “The West Indies Trade,” Goldstein will explain how various commodities – like lumber and salt cod from Maine – were shipped to slave plantations in the Caribbean. He’ll discuss how, in return, Maine consumed large quantities of sugar, molasses, rum, and exotic fruits produced by enslaved Africans as well as how Portland—Maine’s largest port and fish export center—was the nexus of this exchange.

Lectures are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. To register, or for more details on the next two lectures, go to


WinterFest returning to Mill Creek Park

WinterFest South Portland, an annual collaboration between the City of South Portland and The Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, returns to Mill Creek Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for a family-friendly event that is free to all.


Through sponsorships, this event will raise money for community projects. All the activities will be scheduled in and around the park and are designed to take advantage of ice and snow as well as many activities not dependent on winter conditions.

Saturday’s events will include a story walk, fun sports demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, s’mores and hot chocolate stations, fire pits and Touch-a-Truck.

Fireworks at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth will start around 5:30 p.m.

For more details, go to South Portland Winterfest ’22 on Facebook.


Nature photography topic as Garden Club series begins


Join the Camden Garden Club for the first of session of its annual five-part Winter Horticulture Series, presented online at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Camden Public Library. Zoom link is available at

Stacey Keefer will present “Birds, Bugs and Botanicals: Nature Photography.” She will share tips for capturing those unique subjects and special moments that make the best photos. Some common themes in her photography include milkweed, birds, dew, flowers and seeds.

The free horticultural talks will be held at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday through Feb. 22. All are invited to join the conversation. Upcoming talks in the series include “Foraging: My Favorite Wild Edibles,” “A Virtual Walk

Through Camden,” “Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration” and “Lasagna Gardening for the Home Gardener.”

Register each week on the library website for the Zoom link to attend.

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