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.
The story of the Merry family of Damariscotta — the “m” in Skidompha Library — will be told at a free public presentation by researcher Darby Langdon, of Edgecomb, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 12:30-2 p.m. in Skidompha Library’s first-floor Porter Meeting Hall. Allow time to find parking.
One can explore the magic of spices on Sunday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the Chef’s Cupboard joins the farmers market at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in Somerville for a special tasting and learning event. Fall is in the air, the harvest is approaching, and it’s a great time to expand one’s spice repertoire.
On Saturday, Aug. 25, one can ride the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway to an old-fashioned ice cream social and an evening concert featuring Rough Sawn. Both events will be held at the beautiful fields of the Albee Farm, adjacent to Alna Center station.