August 9: RANGELEY, Earle G. Shettleworth, director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will speak on “Sporting Camps of the Rangeley Region,” at 7 p.m. at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. 864-3443

August 11: PORTLAND, author Heidi John Schmidt will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free 871-1710

August 11: ROCKLAND, a talk on “Andrew Wyeth Selections,” will be held at 5 p.m. at the Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum St. 596-6457

August 12: BERLIN, N.H., Jill Kelley, biologist with the New Hampshire Fish and Game, will speak about current research and habitat needs of the pine marten at 7 p.m. at Northern Forest Heritage Park, Rt. 16. Donations 603-752-7202

August 13: AUGUSTA, Dr. David L. Ghere from the University of Minnesota, will speak on “Factionalism and Gender in Abenaki Diplomacy, 1750 to 1760,” at 7 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall. 626-2385

August 15: SUMNER, a talk on “Preserving Herbs for Use Throughout the Year,” will be held at 2 p.m. at Hedgehog Hill Farm. 388-2341

August 16: PEMAQUID, Dr. Neill DePaoli, Colonial Pemaquid’s historical archaeologist, will speak on “Small Scale Shipbuilding on Maine’s Mid-Coast,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pemaquid Museum Building. $3 677-2423

August 18: DAMARISCOTTA, two best-selling authors and brothers, Richard Preston and Douglas Preston, will speak about writing and growing up together at 7 p.m. at Round Top Center for the Arts Darrows Barn, Business Rt. 1. $7/$9 563-1507

August 18: ROCKLAND, a talk on “N.C. Wyeth: Needham Collection” and “James Wyeth: Kingdom Hospital,” will be held at 5 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum St. 596-6457

August 20: AUGUSTA, Dr. Gordon S. Wood of Brown University, will speak on “The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin,” at 7 p.m. at UMA Jewett Hall. 626-2385

August 22: SUMNER, a lecture on “Saving Your Own Seeds,” will be held at 2 p.m. at Hedgehog Hill Farm, Rt. 117. 388-2341


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