Museum exhibit focuses on progress
The Brick Store Museum recently opened its summer exhibition, “Making the Modern World: A Century+ of Progress,” at 117 Main St.
Based on the style and theming of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, the exhibition explores changes in communications, transportation, health and wellbeing, all of which affect our lives today.
Visitors exploring the exhibition can view nearly 100 artifacts that many in the community will remember using but may have not seen each format collected together. For instance, a discussion of the moving picture showcases everything from a Magic Lantern to a 1980s television set. The exhibition also includes a never-before-seen navigation chart, which was used by a local 19th-century ship captain, that measures 8 feet long.
The exhibition is open through August during museum hours.
To learn more, visit

Game tournament, gardening swap among library events
Wells Public Library will host the following events this week at 1434 Post Road.
The final Teen Game Tournament of the school year will be held at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. The event, which is free and open to students in fifth grade and above, will feature yard games, board games, a Switch tournament and snacks. All materials and snacks will be provided.
Gardeners are welcome to start outdoor planting season with an Adult Crafternoon Gardening Swap at 2 p.m. Thursday. Bring leftover seeds, self-harvested seeds, plant cuttings and other gardening tools that you want to swap with other gardening fans. The Little Seed Library will also make an appearance.
The Fiber Arts Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday. All ages and levels of ability are encouraged to join us for ideas, inspiration and lively conversation.
For more details, contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Veterans, service members invited to join Memorial Day parade
The Wells 2023 Memorial Day Parade will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, kicking off at Wells High School and proceeding down Sanford Road to Ocean View Cemetery for a ceremony.
Participants will include the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Wells Lodge No. 2738, the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America, the junior and senior high school marching bangs, and Wells firefighters, police officers and support personnel. Select board member Timothy Roche will serve as master of ceremonies. During the ceremony, officials will honor the graves of brothers Elbridge and Leroy Hanson, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Regiment, 4th Division, who were killed in action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France in October 1918. Musical performances by Atlantic Harmonies will take place.
Veterans and active service members are invited to join the town of Wells along the parade route as we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedoms and all who serve, past and present. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.
Please contact the Wells volunteer and communications coordinator, Rebekah Kelley, at 361-8130 or [email protected] for more information.

Parade, wreath-laying ceremony to honor fallen service members
Memorial Day in Cape Elizabeth will be observed with a parade, followed by a ceremony. This is an opportunity for the community to come together in remembrance of those who have died serving our nation.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. Parade participants are asked to gather at the middle school parking lot at 8:30 a.m. The parade route begins there, then proceeds right on Scott Dyer Road, right onto Route 77 and ends at the Village Green adjacent to town hall. A brief ceremony and laying of the wreath will be held at the Village Green after the parade.
The parade will include members of the Cape Elizabeth police, fire and rescue departments, the Water Extrication Team, Lions Club, Rotary Club, middle school marching band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Veterans and active-duty personnel are invited to march. Anyone who has a family member on active duty in the armed services is encouraged to notify Jim Huebener prior to the parade at 767-1754 or [email protected] so they can be recognized. Groups interested in marching should also contact Huebener.
The 2023 Memorial Day Parade grand marshal is Fred Prince, a Navy veteran.
The event will be canceled only in the event of heavy rain.

Memorial Day observance to be held at fire station
The Arundel Historical Society will host a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial at the fire station, 468 Limerick Road.
There will be a reading of the honor roll, a message from the moderator, a laying of a wreath and a playing of taps. Children from Mildred L. Day School will perform songs in honor of military veterans.
The public is invited to attend to show their respect for those who have served in the armed forces.

Cemetery to host Memorial Day tours
Eastern Cemetery will offer Memorial Day tours and open grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at 224 Congress St.
Visit historic this historic cemetery to honor those who served. Flags will decorate the graves of hundreds of veterans who served from the 1600s through the Civil War. Join a guided tour to hear the compelling stories of some of our notable soldiers and sailors.
Tours are free to active-duty military, veterans and their families. Donations are suggested for all others.

DaPonte String Quartet to perform at 2 venues this week
Myles Jordan, Lydia Forbes and Kirsten Monke of the DaPonte String Quartet – joined by guest pianist Laura Kargul – will present a program of the Beethoven String Trio in G Major, Opus 9, no. 1 and the Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Opus 60.
The first concert will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland.
The second performance will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport.
Tickets are $25 each and available at

Center for Grieving Children employee to speak
Emma Walker, corporate relations and events specialist at the Center for Grieving Children, will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Scarborough from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Cowbell Burger, 185 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.
Meetings are always free and open to the public.
To learn more, contact the club at [email protected].

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