Book Shed, behind Libby Library, 27 Staples St., OldOrchard Beach, open through October, weather permitting, Tuesdayand Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.Proceeds benefit library programs. call 934-4351 for moreinformation.
Canned food drive, through Thursday, Oct. 6,Shaw’s, 510 Alfred Road, Biddeford. to benefit the Friends ofCommunity Action Food Pantry.
Old Orchard Beach reunion weekend, Friday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., TheBrunswick, 39 West Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Event continueswith the Chuck Hunter Golf Scramble, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.,Deep Brook Golf Course, 36, new County Road, Saco. Homecomingfootball game, 1:30 p.m., Old Orchard Beach High School stadium,E.E. Cummings Boulevard. Reunion banquet, dancing and annualmeeting, 6 p.m., Captain’s Galley, 168 Saco Ave., Old OrchardBeach. Weekend concludes with buffet breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 9,at 9 a.m., also at the Captain’s Galley. call Carol King at282-4209 to register or for more information.
Adoptable dogs, from the Animal Welfare Society atPetSmart, Biddeford Crossing, 208 Mariner Way, Saturday, Oct. 8, 11a.m.-1 p.m. call the Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244, or Pet Smart at 283-6546 or see www.animalwelfaresociety.org, for moreinformation.
“Truth and Reconciliation in Maine, a Model ofCollaboration and Process of Decolonization,” lecture withDenise Altvater, Esther Attean and Martha Proulx of the MaineWabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission Convening Group,Tuesday, Oct. 11, noon-1:30 p.m., Saint Francis Room, University ofNew England, Biddeford Campus. Free and open to the public. Call221-4334 for more information.
“History Alive, TA & Endgame of the Civil War”presentation, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2:30-4 p.m., Hyde Library, ThorntonAcademy, 438 Main St., Saco. Several TA alumni surrounded PresidentLincoln at the end of the Civil War. Free and open to the public.part of Thornton Academy’s bicentennial homecoming.
Saco Republican Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6p.m., Saco Transportation Center, 138 Main St., Saco. come meet thecandidates running for local office. call Marie at 229-3516 formore information.
Talk with Dr. Connor Moore, author of “From Black Bag toBlackberry,” Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., ThorntonAcademy auditorium, 438 Main St., Saco. Free. part of ThorntonAcademy’s bicentennial omecoming.
Bicentennial Homecoming Rally & Bonfire,Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hill Stadium, 438 Main St., Saco.Bicentennial marker unveiled, TA sports history celebrated, K-12essay, poem and art prizes announced. Free. part of ThorntonAcademy’s bicentennial homecoming.
Free chiropractic adjustments, by Dr. Paul Newtonof Biddeford Family Chiropractic, Friday, Oct. 14, 4-5:30 p.m.,Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. For moreinformation, call Marilyn, 318-6976.
Cat show and Christmas craft fair, Saturday, Oct.15, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NassonCommunity Center Gym, 457 Main St., Springvale. Events includepurebred feline competition and competition for household pets.Hosted by the United Maine Coon Cat Association. Admission is $5for adults and $4 for children 6-12. go to www.CFFinc.org, or callPeggy Vivinetto at 603-859-4738, for more information.
Bicentennial parade, barbecue tailgate andThornton Academy homecoming game, Saturday, Oct. 15. all eventsopen to the public. Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs fromPepperell Square up Main Street to Hill Stadium. Barbecue runs11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $5 for a plate of Famous Dave’s pulledpork and fixings. Beverages and dessert are separate. Game againstScarborough starts at 1 p.m. at Hill Stadium.
Pumpkin Harvest Festival, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-6 p.m., downtownSaco. Sponsored by Saco Spirit. Free and open to the public. Eventincludes vendors, costume parade and more.
Haunted walk, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,woods behind Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, West Kennebunk.all proceeds benefit Animal Welfare Society. Guided tours,entertainment, candy and more. $4 per person; $3 kids under 12.Rain date Sunday, Oct. 16. For more information, call AnimalWelfare Society, 985-3244 or seewww.animalwelfaresociety.org.
York County Audubon field trip, Sanford sewagetreatment plant, 192 Gavel Road, Sanford, Sunday, Oct.16, 7-9:30a.m. Meet Andrew Aldrich at the plant office at 7. Group will belooking for migrating waterfowl, warblers and others. For moreinformation, call Scott Richardson, 698-446.
Woofstock, Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., TheBallpark, 1 E.E. Cummings Boulevard, Old Orchard Beach. Eventincludes demonstrations, pet parade, contests, food vendors, livemusic and more. Free and open to the public. Sponsored byOOB365.
Cat spay/neuter clinic at Woofstock, Sunday, Oct.16, 8 a.m, the Ballpark, 1 E.E. Cummings Boulevard, Old OrchardBeach. the cost is $25 for low income cat owners. Clinic sponsoredby the Animal Welfare Society. call 985-3244 to register or formore information.
Meet the Candidates for Saco Mayor, Monday, Oct.17, 6-7:30 p.m., Saco Transportation Center, 138 Main St., Saco.Sponsored by the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce.
“Islam and the Future of the Arab World,” lecturewith Dr. Anouar Majid, Tuesday Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m., McArthur Library,270 Main St., Biddeford. Free. Majid is director of the Center forGlobal Humanities and Associate Provost for Global Initiatives atthe University of new England. call 284 4181for moreinformation.
Birding on Monhegan Island, talk by Doug Hitchcox,Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve atLaudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Hosted by York CountyAudubon. Monhegan Island has become a top destination for birdersbecause of it beauty, avian diversity and magnetism for rare birds.Hitchcox will talk about how to bird the island and shares picturesfrom his experiences. For more information, call Bob Watson at251-1135 or see www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
Fall bee school, five-week introductory beekeepingcourse sponsored by Maine State Beekeepers Association andUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County, startsTuesday, Oct. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Anderson Learning Center,Springvale. Classes run on Tuesday evenings through Nov.15.LarryPeiffer, vice president of Maine State Beekeepers Association, andRichard McLaughlin, president of the York County BeekeepersAssociation, will instruct students on such topics as the honey beecolony, constructing hives, honey production, etc. Enrollmentlimited, register by Oct. 11. Fee, $90. For more information and torequest a registration form, contact UMaine Extension in YorkCounty at 800-287-1535 (in state) or 324-2814, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birding in York County, lunch-and-learn program,Monday, Oct. 17, noon, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve atLaudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Explore the birds of YorkCounty with Marie Jordan of the York County Audubon Society. Shewill cover bird identification techniques, bird songs, birdseed andfeeder recommendations, and where to go birding in the county. Birdwalk follows the presentation. Bring a lunch. $2 suggesteddonation. call 646-1555 or see www.wellsreserve.org.
We love to eat
Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., first ParishChurch, 12 Beach St., Saco. Pea and kidney beans, hot dogs,macaroni and cheese, brown bread, dinner rolls, coleslaw, applecrisp and beverage. $7 for adults, $4 for children.
Public supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:30-6 p.m.,Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Beefbrisket with vegetables, fresh biscuits and dessert. $7 suggesteddonation for adults, $4 children under 12. Take-out orders welcome.call 284-7898 or just show up. Partial proceeds will benefit BonAppetit Community Meal Program.
Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,Masonic Hall, 130 West Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Baked beans,hot dogs, chop suey, coleslaw and a variety of desserts. $7 adults$3 children under 12.
Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:30-6 p.m.,Massabesic Lions Club, Massabesic Medical Center, Route 202,Waterboro. Beans, chop suey, ham, hot dogs, biscuits, cole slaw,and homemade desserts. all you can eat. $7, $4.
Lobster lunch, Friday, Oct. 14, SecondCongregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. all ordersinclude lobster roll, chips and homemade square. Orders may bepicked up at the church between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; free delivery fororders over 10. $8. per lunch. all orders must be made Wednesday,Oct. 18. call 205-0995 or 284-7898.
Annual harvest dinner, hosted by Limerick-NewfieldLions Club, Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Newfield PublicSafety Building (opposite Moulton Lumber, Route 11). Roast pork,ham, gravy, potatoes, butternut squash, turnip, carrots, salad,rolls, dessert, coffee, cider. Adults $10, 12-6 years $5, free for5 and under. Only 200 tickets to be sold. Buy in advance atNature’s Way Greenhouses, Route 11, Limerick; & K&D CornerStore, Route 110, West Newfield; or call Barry, 793-8422; Tony,793-4681; or Thelma, 792-2128.Take-outs welcome. Supper a majorfund raiser for the communities.
Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, at the UnitedMethodist Church, Washington Avenue, is open on Monday andWednesday from 9-11 a.m., serving food to Old Orchard Beachresidents. Everyone is invited to come for free bread and clothes.Donations are appreciated. For more information call Carol Davis,934-5873 or the church, 934-5553.