People should plan to go by Wells-Hussey American Legion Post #42 on Main Street in Damariscotta on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Jefferson Historical Society will have its annual open house, exhibit day, and choose-your-own cookies sale on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road, Jefferson.
People are invited to express creativity and enjoy some friendly competition at the Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center Beachscapes Sandcastle Contest on Thursday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weather permitting. Contestants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild in the construction of castles, sea creatures, forts, or even raked sand gardens adorned with rocks, seaweed, or found objects.
A class called “Herbal Teas and Smudge Sticks from the Garden” will take place at the Morris Farm, at 156 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset, on Sunday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Instructor Kim Scheimreif is the owner of Shepherds and Such Homesteading Farm in Waldoboro.
“Storytime on the Lawn,” a free program presented by Historic New England and the Wiscasset Public Library, will take place at the library from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 26.
In order to raise funds to pay the bill for fixing its iconic New England steeple, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Wiscasset will hold the second of its summer supper series, an iconic New England event: a baked bean and casserole supper. The supper will take place on Monday, July 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Great Salt Bay Community School’s playground is having a 5-year-anniversary work party on July 28, when the school’s PTO will gather from 3-8 p.m. to put a sealant on the wooden structures of the playground. All community members are welcome to join in on the fun for the whole afternoon or whenever they can.
Celebrate that “most wonderful time of year” for parents — back-to-school season — as Science of Parenthood Live! brings its Back to School Comedy Tour to Maine in August, making stops in Damariscotta, Augusta, and Bangor. Described as “pure fun for grownups lucky enough to have found a babysitter for the night,” Science of Parenthood Live! features “parenting snarkologist” Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, co-creator of the humor site Science of Parenthood and co-author of the award-winning book, “Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations.”
On Saturday, July 22, the Wiscasset Common in Wiscasset will come alive with the activities of Summerfest. Music by a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet, or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air.
Disney Conservation Hero Susan Schubel will lead a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 20, at Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center at Pemaquid Beach Park.
Members of the public are invited to come to The Lincoln Home in Newcastle on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. for the second annual Lobster and More event. The Lincoln Home hosts this special fundraiser to support its Resident Financial Aid Fund and bring the community together for a fun evening.
Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters, at 22 McKown St. in Boothbay Harbor, will hold its fifth annual Mutt Scrub on Saturday, July 29. Festivities and scrubbing will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 30.
The Old Bristol area is fortunate, compared to many, to have preserved a number of its old schoolhouses. Local historian Phil Averill will discuss the history of Pemaquid Peninsula schools at a meeting of the Old Bristol Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 at the restored Washington Schoolhouse at 1426 Route 32, opposite the Brown Church in the center of Round Pond village.
The Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners, and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to a program titled “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum” at 7 p.m., Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta.
Lindsey Beth Currier, a mountain-bike skills coach, is offering a mountain bike skills clinic on the trails behind Oxbow Brewing Co. in Newcastle on Friday, July 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to mountain bike or how to take their current skills to the next level with a co-ed clinic designed for men and women 16 years old and up who have at least one year of cycling experience. The class is also great for more experienced riders who have no or very little skills-training experience.