Tea, gala to kick off Festival of Trees

The 18th Annual Festival of Trees Preview Afternoon Tea and Evening Gala at the Saco Museum will take place at two different times this Saturday.
The afternoon tea will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the evening gala will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both events will feature a special exclusive silent auction.
Contact [email protected] to receive an invitation.


Bird migration program with Scott Weidensaul

York County Audubon will host a program on bird migration with famed birder and author Scott Weidensaul at 7 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.
Weidensaul will take us around the globe to learn how people are working to understand and save the world’s great bird migrations.
He is the author of nearly 30 books on natural history, including his latest, the New York Times bestseller “A World on the Wing.”
This program is free but advance registration is required by going to and clicking on the link to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Touch-A-Truck rescheduled to Saturday

Casella Waste Systems has rescheduled a Touch-A-Truck event to 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Westbrook Transfer Station, 594 County Road.
The event also will include children’s activities, food, and a charity raffle.
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New public works director to speak

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club will host a talk with Scarborough’s new public works director Doug Howard at noon Friday at Cowbell Burger, 185 U.S. Route 1.
Meetings are always free and open to the public.
For more details, call Joyce Leary Clark at 329-8488 or email the club at [email protected]



Dance performance at SPACE

“Moments,” an evening-length dance performance, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at SPACE, 538 Congress St. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The performance, by Ali Kenner Brodsky and featuring graphics by Cyrus Highsmith, also will include live music by MorganEve Swain, costumes by Hertling, and performed by Kenner Brodsky, Scott McPheeters, Jenna Pollack, Jessi Stegall and Ilya Vidrin.
Tickets are $15 for SPACE members and $18 for all others at
For more details, call 828-5600 or email [email protected]


Pianist Lafayette Gilchrist to perform

Acclaimed pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will perform at 8 p.m. at the Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St.
Gilchrist draws on the span of jazz history, from stride to free improvisation, along with inspiration from hip-hop, funk, and Washington D.C.’s unique go-go sound. The solo concert is presented by Dimensions in Jazz.
Tickets are $20 adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students.
For tickets or more details, go to



Panel discussion of exports and new cold storage facility

The Camden Conference will present a panel discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hannaford Hall at USM, 88 Bedford St.

Panelists Wade Merritt, president of Maine International Trade Center; Matthew Burns, executive director of Maine Port Authority; and Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms will discuss how the coming cold storage facility on Portland’s waterfront will boost exports. Carol Coultas of the Portland Press Herald will moderate.
The event is being held in person or on Zoom. It is free and is open to the public.
For more details, go to


Tom Petty tribute band to perform at the Franco Center

The Franco Center will host a performance by Runnin’ Down a Dream: The Tom Petty Tribute Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, 46 Cedar St.
This Maine-based band includes members Mike Boucher on lead vocals and guitar; Harry Coddington on lead guitar; Roger Howard on drums; Marty Mclellan on guitar and vocals; and Steve Brown on keyboard and vocals.
Doors and cash bar open an hour before showtime.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door day of show and can be purchased online at or by phone at 689-2000, or at the box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Parking is available in the mill lot. The building is handicap accessible on the Lincoln Street Alley side.

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