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Backyard membership will maintain annual plant sale

The Saco Bay Gardening Membership will maintain its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to midday Saturday on the Dyer Library and Saco Museum at 371 Primary St.


Historic society will host open home

The New Gloucester Historic Society will host an open home from 9 a.m. to midday Saturday in its Historical past Barn, 383 Intervale Street, on Route 231.

The occasion is free and open to the general public.

For extra particulars, name Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Library invitations youths to occasions this week

Wells Public Library will host the next youth occasions this week at 1434 Put up Street:

Toddler Storytimes are deliberate at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Youngsters ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are invited to take part in a time for tales, songs and dance, all adopted by a craft.

A Teen Film is deliberate for 1 p.m. Wednesday. Teenagers and tweens will get to vote on which title to observe and snacks might be served.

The Lego and Rubik’s Dice Membership will meet at three p.m. Friday, with members of all ages invited to construct grasp creations with Legos supplied by the library or clear up Rubik’s cubes, additionally available.

All occasions are free. For extra particulars, electronic mail Allison Herman at [email protected] or name the library at 646-8181.


Land belief planning guided path hike

South Portland Land Belief will rejoice Nationwide Trails Day with a guided 1.1-mile hike at 9 a.m. Saturday, alongside the path encircling Clark’s Pond on town’s west finish.

The hike might be led by SPLT board member Jeff Ryan, who helped the Clark’s Pond Path come to fruition and has authored the ebook “Appalachian Odyssey,” an account of his 28-year hike of the Appalachian Path.

The hike will depart from the Dwelling Depot parking zone trailhead to the suitable of the backyard middle. Contributors ought to plan on a 45-minute, reasonably strenuous woodland stroll.

For extra particulars, go to www.southportlandlandtrust.org/take-a-hike/clarks-pond-trail.

Genealogical society month-to-month assembly deliberate

The Higher Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the First Congregational Church UCC at 301 Cottage Street.

The month-to-month assembly focus continues to be on hands-on family tree. These wanting to start out a household tree ought to deliver a laptop computer or paperwork and questions they must the assembly. The video presentation “Whenever you discover a brick wall, develop foundational pondering,” might be screened, adopted by  smaller group periods to use what’s been taught.

Conferences are free and open to the general public.


Biddeford native might be ordained Sunday

Biddeford native Alex Boucher might be ordained to the transitional diaconate in a ceremony to be officiated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley at 10 a.m. Sunday on the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. in Portland.

Boucher attended Cheverus Excessive Faculty in Portland, the place he was lively in campus ministry. He helped develop a youth ministry program within the Biddeford/Saco space and served for 2 years as a member of the previous Maine Diocesan Council for Catholic Youth.

Throughout his faculty years, Boucher participated in quite a lot of volunteer work experiences that supplied him with a wider view of the church. He was concerned with the Knights of Columbus, was lively in campus ministry and a males’s discernment group and served often on the Basilica of the Nationwide Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

He was a challenge administrator for the Nationwide Management Roundtable on Church Administration in Washington, D.C.; program and operations supervisor for the Catholic Apostolate Heart in Washington, D.C.; and intern within the Workplace of the Vicar Basic for the Archdiocese for the Navy Companies, USA.

Boucher additionally labored as a pastoral affiliate for the Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes within the areas of liturgy and parish life.

Boucher was assigned by Deeley to St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, the place he studied philosophy and just lately accomplished his third yr of theological research, his fifth of six years general.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony.

Discussion board will deal with issues about ‘perpetually chemical substances’

E2Tech, a statewide environmental and power networking group, will maintain a discussion board from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday on the rising chemical substances of concern generally known as “perpetually chemical substances,” polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS. The occasion might be held at  the Jewish Group Alliance, 1342 Congress St.

The chemical substances have been discovered at a number of places round Maine, together with at a dairy farm in Arundel, the place they have been detected within the milk provide.

The assembly is open to all, together with enterprise and regulatory communities who want to study extra in regards to the science, dangers and regulatory atmosphere surrounding these rising chemical substances.

The occasion will embrace particular person informational periods by specialists, together with a panel dialogue and Q&A.

Landmarks group to honor 6 group members

 Higher Portland Landmarks will honor six group members with Residing Landmarks Awards on Friday at its Annual Historic Gala, set for five:30 to 10 p.m. at 14 Ocean Gateway in Portland.

Hilary Bassett, Greg Boulos, Sally and Ted Oldham,  Mary Louise Sprague and Anna Marie Thron will honored for his or her management efforts to protect the historic character of the group.

The gala will embrace a cocktail buffet, reside music and dancing. Restricted tickets are $150; contact Christine Power, (207) 774-5561 ext. 105.


Live performance will profit Habitat for Humanity

City & Nation Federal Credit score Union will sponsor a profit live performance to lift funds for Habitat for Humanity of Higher Portland at 7 p.m. Saturday at Halo at The Level at Thompson’s Level and that includes the tribute band, Foreigners Journey, that celebrates two iconic rock bands, Foreigner and Journey.

Tickets are $15 every and out there at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-house-kickoff-concert-to-benefit-habitat-for-humanity-tickets-60779321587 .

Doorways open at 7 p.m.

For extra particulars, go to www.tcfcu.com.


From left, golfers Bruce Tuttle, Chris McGrath, Porter Rooney and Douglas McLean rejoice after their staff win on the 2018 Wells-Ogunquit Group Faculty District & Wells Excessive Faculty Alumni Affiliation Golf Event. This yr’s occasion might be held Sunday. Photograph courtesy of Sherri Brown


WHS alumni golf tourney teeing off

The eighth annual Wells Excessive Faculty Alumni Affiliation Golf Event might be held Sunday morning on the Cape Neddick Nation Membership at 650 Shore Street.  Funds raised from this occasion will go towards the affiliation’s Scholarship Fund.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., adopted by the match’s shotgun begin at eight:30 a.m.  The four-player staff scramble format has a payment of $100 per participant that features bills for golf, cart, prizes and lunch. The occasion additionally options raffles  and prizes for  hole-in-one, placing contests, Beat the Professional, Golf Ball Cannon and different prizes. There can even be a silent public sale prize for 4 tickets to a Pink Sox vs. Yankees baseball sport with seats situated in a VIP part.

Registration types could be discovered at www.wellshighalumni.org  or mail to: Joe Searles, 1211 Coles Hill Street, Wells, ME 04090. Charges are thought-about a tax-deductible donation and are due with the registration type.

For extra particulars, name WHSAA President Joe Searles at 207-205-0741 or 207-985-7465.  Rain date of the occasion is in June.



Weeklong Bach pageant will help meals pantry

The Bach Virtuosi Competition, a weeklong celebration of the music of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, might be held June 2 by 9, that includes 5 live shows, carried out at three totally different venues.

All of the performances are free, with live performance organizers accepting donations of canned items and financial donations on the door to straight profit the Meals Pantry of Falmouth.

Three totally different live shows might be carried out, all starting at 7:30 p.m., on June 2, four and 9 at St. Luke’s Cathedral, at 143 State St., Portland.

A 7:30 p.m. June 6 live performance might be held at Synagogue Etz Chaim, at 267 Congress St., Portland. And a 6:30 p.m. June eight live performance might be carried out on the Falmouth Congregational Church, at 267 Falmouth Street in Falmouth.

For extra particulars, go to www.BachVirtuosiFestival.org.


Annual open home deliberate

Historic New England will host its annual Open Home at Fort Tucker, at 2 Lee St., and Nickels-Sortwell Home, at 121 Primary St., Saturday.

Free guided excursions might be given at every home on the half hour, from 11 a.m. to four p.m., with the final tour leaving at four p.m.

For extra particulars, name 207-882-7169 or go to www.HistoricNewEngland.org.


Museum gives 2 occasions this week

The Brick Retailer Museum will provide two group occasions this week at 117 Primary St.

On Thursday, Terry Hayes, director of Workforce Improvement and former candidate for governor of Maine in  2018, will talk about Maine’s hospitality economic system and the challenges it faces within the discuss “The Way forward for Maine’s Tourism Trade,” at 7 p.m. as a part of the Rogers Lecture Collection. The discuss is free to members and a steered $5 donation for all others.

On Friday, the museum will provide free admission from 10 a.m. to five p.m.

For extra particulars,  name 985-4802 or go to www.brickstoremuseum.org.

Bean supper will observe trumpet live performance

The Portland Trumpet Ensemble will carry out a live performance at three:30 p.m. Saturday within the historic Christ Church at 6 Dane St.

Based in 2016, the ensemble options seven trumpeters from music faculties performing teams from throughout the nation.

The live performance might be adopted by a standard baked bean supper at 5 p.m.

The steered donation for each occasions is $20, or $15 for college students and seniors. The live performance solely is $15/$10 and the payment for dinner solely is $10/$eight. Youngsters beneath 12 could attend free. Admission is open to all, no matter capacity to present.

Proceeds will profit Daisy’s Youngsters, a charity based mostly in Honduras to supply vitamin,

For extra particulars, to to www.christchurchkennebunk.org, or name 985-4494.


Church women holding backyard, bake sale day

The Girls’ Society of the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport will maintain its annual “Backyard & Bake Sale Day” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 141 North St.

The occasion will characteristic backyard objects and quite a lot of crops, seeds, vases, pots in addition to home made pies, desserts, cookies, and a  sizzling canine luncheon.



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