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.
Kids are invited to become history detectives and experience archaeology firsthand at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Each participant will unearth mysterious artifacts, and then determine their use and history while learning the skills of an archaeologist. Each participant will receive a junior archaeologist certificate and photograph of their completed find.
Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Trail mixer at Cross River Preserve: From 10-11 a.m., at the Cross River Preserve, 291 Route 27, Boothbay, discover the Boothbay Region Land Trust preserves and meet fellow hikers.
The Wells-Hussey American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary will host a public breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 8-10 a.m. at the hall on upper Main Street in Damariscotta.
Jefferson Scoop ice cream shop on Route 32 in Jefferson will hold a fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Portland Sea Dogs mascot, Slugger, will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The end of summer is approaching, but there will be two more beach explorations offered at Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center at Pemaquid Beach Park. These will be “Fairy Houses” and “Monarchs at the Beach.” There will be another Touch Tank Tuesday at Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center as well, on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
The people involved with the DIY Network “Maine Cabin Masters” will highlight the daily demonstrations to be held at the Union Fair Aug. 18-25.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m., the Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers will be kayaking in the waters of Muscle Ridge off Spruce Head. This group of islands is one of the most beautiful kayak destinations in Midcoast Maine. The paddle duration is approximately 2 1/2 hours and is appropriate for advanced intermediate paddlers.
On Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon, the Bremen Union Church will hold its second annual flea market on the church lawn. Tables may be rented for a very reasonable price while they last; call Donna Finneran at 529-6313.
The supper and auction for the benefit of the Bremen Fire Department and the Patriotic Club of Bremen returns on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Outboard motor historian Larry Stevenson will be featured every Tuesday evening in August from 7-8:30 p.m. as he presents highlights and history from the Stevenson Outboard Collection at Boothbay Railway Village.
Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center at Pemaquid Beach continues an exciting series of beach explorations in August. On Friday, Aug. 3, from 1-3 p.m., one can join this amazing beach exploration to find out why there is no such bird as a seagull.