Learn about Maine POW camps during WWII
The next public meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennebunk High School’s Economos Lecture Hall, at 89 Fletcher St.
The meeting will feature speaker David Greenham, who is the executive director of the Maine Arts Commission and lecturer at the Drama Theater at the University of Maine in Augusta.
Greenham is the founder of Maine History Theater of Ideas and has been commissioned to create multiple touring programs for the Maine Humanities Council. He will talk about POW camps here in Maine from his connection with the German POW project that was created in 2012 through the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.
Between 1944 and 1946, more than 4,000 German prisoners of war called Maine home. The story of how they arrived, and the lasting impact that they had on the people who encountered them is one of Maine’s most interesting and obscure stories. It is a story of cooperation, kindness, and enemies who found a way to work for a common good, and even became friends.
A Q&A will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

Author talk on Maine statehood
The Louis T. Graves Memorial Library will host an author talk with Dr. Joshua Smith at 2 p.m. Saturday at 18 Maine St.
Smith’s book, “Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812,” is an innovative history of the war focusing on how it specifically affected what was then called the District of Maine. Smith is the director of the American Merchant Marine Museum. He grew up in coastal Maine and on Cape Cod.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Women’s club hosts gems, mining expert
The Freeport Woman’s Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Community Room of the Freeport Community Library at 10 Library Dr.
The event will offer an informative and entertaining presentation on “Gemstones and Mining in Maine,” by expert Jim Clanin.

Social issues reframed through song
Meetinghouse Arts will present “Race and Song,” an exploration of history and current events through the lens of race and using the powerful tool of music at 4 p.m. Sunday at 40 Main St.
Veteran musicians and storytelling troubadours, Reggie Harris and Alastair Moock, rely on their long friendship to discuss complicated issues of race, class, gender, and history with intentionality and generosity of spirit. Together in musical conversation, they open up to each other and frame their lived experiences through music and the use of historical and family photos.
Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults. They are available at “Race and Song” will also be performed at Freeport Middle School the following day. That event is for students only. For more info visit
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Church hosts silent and live auction
Tuttle Road Community Church will sponsor a silent and live suction from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Amvets Hall at 148 North Road.
Auction items will include an African safari; dinner for two at GRAZE; collectable Patriots ornaments; stained glass; two kayaks; paintings and more.
A portion of profits will go to a local organization supporting immigrants.

Historical society spotlights founding of library
The next meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will celebrate the 135th anniversary of the founding of the New Gloucester Public Library.
Library director Jay Campbell will be the speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library building at 379 Intervale Road, Route 231.
Free and open to the public.
For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Lawyer to talk about immigration law
Skidompha Library Chats with Champions will present a talk with Attorney Jennifer Atkinson at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Porter Meeting Hall at 184 Main St.
Atkinson will speak about immigration law and share her thoughts on the concepts, policies and trends that shape this field, both in Maine and the nation. She will also touch on the law itself, to share a sense of its complexities, surprises, and rewards.
Atkinson lives with her husband Mike Tatro, owner of Gammage Shipyard, and their children in Damariscotta. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and the Lincoln County Bar Association.
The talk is free and open to the community. For more details, call the library at 887-0919.

Try out various mediums at ‘art petting zoo’ 
Camden Public Library will host an “Art Petting Zoo” from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s Picker Room at 55 Main St.
Drop in any time to try out a variety of fun, creative, and crafty tools. All ages are welcome. Paper will be provided or attendees can bring their own. Do you have an interesting tool to share? Bring it along!
These creative tools will be available to try out and create with: A die-cut machine, embossers, rubber stamps, decorative scissors, clay roller, paper punches and fun papers.

Building climate resilience with native plants
The Rockport Conservation Commission’s speaker series “Taking Action on Climate Change: What Can Rockport Do?” continues at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rockport Public Library at 1 Limerock St.
Rebecca Jacobs will head a program entitled, “Building Climate Resilience with Native Plant Species.” She will discuss the critical role of native plants and how to cultivate them in your own yard to support ecosystem health.
Jacobs is the program manager for Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. She also operates her own gardening business, Gabriella’s Gardens in Camden.
The program is free. Refreshments will be provided. For more details, visit

Mitchell Center to host talk on innovations in food waste reduction
The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions will host the talk, “Stepping up to the Plate: Innovations in Food Waste Reduction” at 3 p.m. Monday in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall and remotely via Zoom.
Wasted food is a solvable challenge that could lead to positive environmental and social impacts, using a wide range of solutions that can cut food waste by 50 percent by 2030. ReFED’s Angel Veza will discuss some of the current barriers to food waste reduction faced by individuals and companies, the latest innovations designed to address these barriers, and what’s needed to help these solutions grow their impact.
The talk is free but pre-registration is required at
Face coverings are required for all attendees.

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