FAME (Finance Authority of Maine) will hold an educational seminar on paying for higher education in the Lincoln County Communications 9-1-1 conference room on Monday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. This two-part session will first focus on the benefits of savings and how the financial aid process works. FAME will then share tips to help families navigate the process and maximize eligibility.
The first week of fall brings adventures for all to Boothbay Railway Village. Mid-week, there will be a fascinating travel tale and old-fashioned fall festivities on the weekend.
Members of the public are invited to bring apples and press their own cider at Pownalborough Courthouse, at 23 Courthouse Road in Dresden, on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The stewardship committee of the historic site will provide participants with an electric grinder or a traditional press. A bushel of apples makes two dozen gallons of cider. (One should keep in mind that perfect apples are not necessary to make excellent cider.)
Nobleboro Historical Society’s annual AppleFest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nobleboro Central School and the Nobleboro Historical Society Historical Center.
A six-week introductory Italian language course for visitors to Italy will take place at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta on Mondays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The course is free of charge but seating is limited.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce will host its first fall shred event at Lincoln County Publishing Co. in Newcastle on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event is open to all, members and nonmembers alike.
Old photos of South Bristol will be featured at the South Bristol Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Historical society historian David Andrews will present photographic views of the town through many decades, including the time when South Bristol was still part of the town of Bristol. Andrews has a large collection of views of the town and is constantly adding to his holdings. It is almost certain that newcomers and longtime residents alike will find something they haven’t seen previously on this photo tour through time and the town.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., Boothbay Railway Village will present an illustrated talk by adventurer Nick Buck, recounting his experience traveling the Oregon Trail.
The South Bristol Historical Society has announced a change in the featured topic for its Oct. 3 program. In place of the originally scheduled “Boat Builders of South Bristol,” the historical society will present “A Visual Tour of Old South Bristol,” old photographs of the town, some dating back to when South Bristol was still part of the town of Bristol.
The public is invited to celebrate the bounty of autumn during Family Harvest Days at Boothbay Railway Village with hayrides and train rides, pumpkin picking and decorating, make-and-take crafts, butter churning, cider pressing, cooking demonstrations and tasty treats to enjoy, animal exhibitors, sheepdog demonstrations, blacksmithing, weaving, and more. Family Harvest Days will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Midcoast Conservancy will host a full moon paddle at its Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson on Friday, Sept. 23 from 7-9 p.m. Participants can enjoy the silvery glow of the “full corn moon” — so called by early farmers because they had more nights of bright moon light to gather crops — from canoes provided by the nature center as they glide along Little Dyer Pond after a beautiful mile-and-a-half hike into the woods.
Saturday, Oct. 6 is Misfit Love Day at Apifera Farm in Bremen, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This will be an open farm event and fundraiser for the nonprofit farm. The farm adopts elder/special needs animals, but also shares them with elder people.
The Wells-Hussey American Legion Post No. 42 auxiliary will sponsor a Canvases and Cocktails paint night, a fundraiser, Monday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. on the top floor of the post at 527 Main St. in Damariscotta.
On Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m., the Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers will be kayaking to Indiantown, Powderhorn, and Spectacle islands from Trevett. The paddle duration is approximately 2 1/2 hours and is appropriate for intermediate paddlers. Public restrooms are available; an optional lunch can be had at the Trevett Country Store.