Nelson Smith of North Yarmouth shows his Willys Jeep Truck at the NG 250 Father’s Day Car Cruise, which was held behind the former Hodgman’s Frozen Custard stand. Smith has owned the vehicle for 10 years, and it has a 1969 engine. He added that there is a weekly car show held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Patti Mikkelsen / For Lakes Region Weekly

Women’s Hike Night

Pineland Farms Outdoor and Fitness Center is offering a Women’s Hike Night from 6 to approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Connect with new friends as their staff leads hikers on a moderate-level trek along their picturesque trails. The group will take a moment to recharge midway with a small break and a snack.

Needed gear includes closed-toe athletic shoes/boots, comfortable and breathable hiking clothes, a light jacket, water bottle and small snack, bug spray and a bag.

The hike is open to all ages and abilities. The fee is $5 per person. Register online by clicking on Adult Programs at

For more details, contact the Outdoor Center at 688-6599 or The Outdoor and Fitness Center is located at 25 Campus Drive. Ample parking is available.

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Bookbinding workshop

In keeping with the Shaker’s history of producing their own books, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, will be hosting an in-person workshop teaching simple bookbinding techniques from 1 to 4 p.m. July 12.

Artist and instructor Bonnie Faulkner will train participants how to make a personal journal using some traditional book binding techniques. Participants will be sewing, gluing, measuring and folding to create their journals.


All materials are provided; however, students are welcome to bring special paper or collage items if they wish.

Class size is limited, so early sign-ups are encouraged. Go to Fees are $55 per person for The Friends of the Shakers members and $60 for the general public.

Library passes, watercraft

The New Gloucester Public Library now has various passes available to local patrons. Passes can be checked out for a $5 discount per person admission at Maine Wildlife Park, 50% off regular admission at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, a free day pass for up to a 17-passenger vehicle at Maine State Parks and free day passes for two adults and multiple children at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Call ahead to reserve passes at 926-4840 or email The passes are underwritten by the Friends of the Library and the Royal River Conservation Trust.

Also, check out kayaks and canoes at the library for free use at the Royal River Reservoir accessible at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds, 106 Bald Hill Road. Stop by the library, 379 Intervale Road, with a valid ID to get access.

Transfer station stickers

New transfer station stickers (green) are available for purchase at the Town Office and the transfer station. They cost $10 and expire June 30, 2025. Each patron must have one of these stickers in order to use the transfer station.

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