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Train safety

AUBURN — Come meet Sly Fox and Birdie in a fun DVD all about train safety at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Maggie Trafton Program Room at the Auburn Public Library. Local train experts will be on hand to talk about trains and train safety with young train enthusiasts. Free. For more information call the children’s room at 333-6640, ext.3.

Contra dance

LIVERMORE — A contra dance will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center as part of a two-day benefit event featuring one of the largest Civil War reenactments in Maine. The Racket Factory will perform. Contra dance admission is $5.

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The Racket Factory has more than a century of combined experience producing the finest reels, jigs, waltzes, hambos and polkas for the people of New Sharon, Vienna and Central Maine. Using only fiddles, guitar, banjo, bass and a five-string racket, it’s all locally made music. Members are Hank Washburn, Eric Johnson, Margaret Cox, Mark Rains and Cynthia Phinney.

Join the Civil War reenactors and Norlands’ historians as they dance in hoop skirts and Civil War military uniforms. A traditional bean supper with slow smoked brisket will be held at 5 p.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m. for a day full of Civil War living history with dozens of family activities. Check out www.norlands.org or phone 897-4366 to learn more about the event.

Singalong

NEW GLOUCESTER — Shape Note Singers will gather for their annual singalong from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. The singalong is open free of charge to the public.

Herbal primer

NEW GLOUCESTER — An herbal primer workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. The workshop covers all the basics of herb growing from starting seeds to using what is grown. Betsey-Ann Golon, Shaker Village herb gardener, is the instructor. Fee is $40, preregistration is required.

Library sale

POLAND — The Friends of Ricker Memorial Library will hold a yard sale, book sale and a hot dog barbecue as a fundraiser for the library’s summer reading program and computer project from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the library, 1211 Maine St. (Route 26). Tables are available for a fee of 10% of profit of sales and reservations can be made by calling the library at 998-4390. Rain date is Sunday, June 5.

Pisgah hike

WINTHROP — Celebrate National Trails Day with a guided hike of the new Mt . Pisgah trail and historic fire lookout from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Jim Connors, steward, will lead the hike up the mile-long trail to the fire tower at the top. Learn about the conservation history of the area, the development of the trail and the registration of the tower as a national historic lookout.

Arrangements are being made to provide access to the tower for those unable to make the hike. Rain date is Sunday, June 5, at 1 p.m.

Visit www.tklt.org for directions, meeting locations and a complete list of KLT’s programs and field trips.

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