Events – Portland Press Herald


Conference to detail the history of Rollinsford
The Old Berwick Historical Society will be presenting an online lecture Thursday at 7:30 p.m. detailing the history of Rollinsford, NH. In 2020, architectural historian Peter Michaud began a weekly survey of buildings and structures in the village of Salmon Falls (now Rollinsford). Using examples from his investigation, Michaud will explore how the built environment reflects the history and development of the village in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as broader historical contexts.
Participants can register on the Society’s website at
Admission is free for members, with a suggested donation of $ 5 for non-members. The conference is open to the public.


Players will present the murder mystery of “Black Coffee”

The Freeport Players will present the Agatha Christie Murder Mystery “Black Coffee” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. morning Sunday at 30 Holbrook St.
Masks are compulsory for all spectators, regardless of their vaccination status. The 500-seat theater allows for social distancing. Tickets are sold online for $ 20 for adults and $ 10 for those 18 and under. Concessions will be sold outside during intermission.
For tickets, go to


Party for teens, classes for adults at the library

The Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:
A fall party for teens will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., featuring a fall-themed movie and mason jar crafts. Contact Meghan Osmolski at [email protected]
Chinese brush painting lessons for adults at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. For more details, contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.


Colin Woodard will be the main guest at the museum’s annual meeting

The Brick Store Museum’s annual membership meeting will take place virtually at 5 p.m. Thursday, featuring a reading of the annual report, a detail of the museum’s mission throughout the pandemic and the work accomplished over the past year. The keynote of the evening will be author and journalist Colin Woodard.

Members of the public are invited to join the opening session; tickets cost $ 5 to support the speaker.
Woodard will speak about his new book, “Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of the United States”. His live lecture begins at 6 p.m.
Members are invited to confirm attendance by emailing Alex Fletcher at [email protected] Non-members can purchase conference tickets at


Help create a public land day trail

The South Portland Land Trust will be holding a trail cleanup at South Branch Trail from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to observe National Public Lands Day. The South Branch Trail trailhead is located on Philbrook Road, near the east entrance to JCPenney in Maine Mall.
Those interested in helping should email Michelle Smith at [email protected] All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and refreshments.
For more details, visit the events page at


Take a family walk to the Thorndike Brook Trailhead

Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are invited to join Sidecountry Sports and Coastal Mountains Land Trust for the Trail Challenge with a fun family ride, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thorndike Brook Trailhead at 223 Hope St .
Group walks and snacks will be offered. The Cold Toes Taco Truck will be on site.
Participants can record the kilometers they have covered, run, pedaled or paddled as part of the challenge until the end of September. Each kilometer traveled brings in $ 1 in donations from local businesses to support the trails.
For more information or to add your miles, visit


Saturday fundraiser for the rescue of senior dogs

A finally home party fundraiser will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Toddy Brook Golf Club at 925 Sligo Road.
The event will include live music, aperitifs, raffles, giveaways and a silent auction.
The cost is $ 30 per person or $ 50 for couples. To reserve tickets, dial 829-3943.
Profits will be donated to the Last Home senior dog rescue and retirement home.


The Snowshoe Club reopens, with Bingo every Wednesday

The Snowshoe Club has reopened and will host Bingo every Wednesday at 227 Waldo St. Early Birds starts at 6:00 p.m., and regular attendees start at 6:30 p.m.


Learn more about peregrine falcons in the online program

York County Audubon will present the online program “Peregrine Falcon Restoration in Acadia National Park with Ranger Patrick Kark” at 7 pm Tuesday via Zoom.
Prior registration is compulsory. Go to and click on the link to receive an email to join the meeting.


Here’s your chance to officially welcome fall

A “Welcome to Fall” fair will be held Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at the Second Congregational Church at 51 Main Street.
There will be local craft vendors, a Cookie Jar table with baked goods, other artisan and curio tables, and a musician.
Interested sellers are requested to contact Anne Nord at (860) 304-1130 or by email [email protected] to reserve a place. There is no rain date for this event.


High school lessons starting this week

Fall classes at Senior College Bridgton will begin this week, each from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the Magic Lantern Theater Tannery Pub, 9 Depot St. to be required to attend classes.
Course offerings include:
A Look at Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, directed by Homer Pence, will meet on Tuesdays, September 21, 28, and October 5 and 12.
“Climate change: what to do? Will meet on Wednesday, chaired by Allen Armstrong.
Chief Phillip A. Jones will lead the “Public Safety in the Bridgton and Lakes Region” discussion on September 29th.
Margaret Reimer will conduct the readings of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” on Thursday September 23 and 30 and October 7 and 14.
Membership and programs are open to residents aged 50 and over of Bridgton and surrounding communities in the Lake District. The annual membership fee is $ 25 and allows registration for fall, winter and spring courses. Course fees are $ 18 for each of the two four-session courses on Tuesday and Thursday. Single session Wednesday classes are free for paying members.
Reservation forms are available at the Bridgton Library and on the Senior College website,
For more details call 647-5593 or email [email protected] Course registrations are limited to 25. Places will be allocated in the order in which your applications are received.

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