The sights and sounds of fall include many things like crisp mornings, apple picking, and cider season, and the leaves changing color. Most of all, perhaps, autumn makes people think “pumpkins.”
Samoset Fish & Game Club fall turkey shoot competitions will take place as follows at the Samoset Fish & Game Club rifle range, Transfer Station Road, Bristol:
Sunday, Oct. 15: Shotgun shoot at 9 a.m., ammunition provided; archery competition at noon, bring own arrows (field tips only)
The Somerville Fire Department will hold a turkey dinner with all the fixings on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30. This year’s festivities will include family favorites such as a pumpkin patch, children’s games, and hayrides on the museum’s antique Ford Model AA truck, along with new attractions that promise to entertain.
The Wells-Hussey American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary will host a public pumpkin breakfast in conjunction with Damariscotta Pumpkinfest at the American Legion Hall on upper Main Street in Damariscotta. The breakfast will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens have teamed up for a two-day celebration and exploration of Maine’s native superfood — sea vegetables. The series will feature two events: a free panel discussion on local sea greens and a paid course on wild foraging. A free panel discussion, “Maine Sea Vegetables: Past, Present, and Future,” will be held at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-6 p.m.
Pie by the slice will be on sale over Damariscotta Pumpkinfest weekend, Oct. 8-10, thanks to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Glidden Street, next to the river in Newcastle. The church will use its Main Street parking lot for its “Heavenly Pies” stand, selling pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies baked by skilled parishioners, along with cider and coffee.
Veterans from all branches of the U.S. military are invited to attend an informal get-together on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 9:30-10-30 a.m. at Chase Point Assisted Living, 51 Schooner St., Damariscotta. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at Chase Point.
On Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., the Newcastle Historical Society will host a talk by Jeffrey Miller called “Firearms of Colonial America,” an overview of the various types of firearms used commonly in New England during the Colonial era. The talk will be held in the community room at the Newcastle fire station on River Road. A short business meeting will be held after the presentation.
Elisha Hopkins’ 9-year-old son Gage is having a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money to help those impacted by the recent hurricanes at Hatch Well Drillers, 13 E. Pond Road, Nobleboro.
The Alna Volunteer Fire Department will have its fall ham and bean supper on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Alna fire station, at 1579 Alna Road in Alna, from 4:30-6 p.m.
The September meeting of the Edgecomb Historical Society will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb.
On Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m., the Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers will paddle from Rockport Harbor to Camden Harbor.
The Bremen Union Church has planned a chili, chowder, and fish soup dinner, open to the public, on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m.