August 19: BRIDGTON, talks by Reg Fadden, George Leavitt and Henry Shorey will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gibbs Avenue Museum.

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

August 25: PEAKS ISLAND, Captain Larry Legere, maritime historian, will speak on “From Sail to Diesel: Water-Borne Transportation in Casco Bay,” at 7:30 p.m. at Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave. $5/$3 766-3330

August 25: PORTLAND, Colby College Professor, Jennifer Finney Boylan and Boston Pops principal guest conductor Bruce Hangen, will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free 871-1710

August 25: ROCKLAND, a talk on “To the Lily Pond: Recent Watercolors by Stephen Pace,” will be held at 5 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum St. 596-6457

August 27: AUGUSTA, Dr. Catherine Desbarats from McGill University, will speak on “War and the People of New France,” at 7 p.m. at UMF Jewett Hall. 626-2385

August 28: LIVERMORE, a talk about Charles Washburn, ministry to Paraguay, will be held at 5 p.m. at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

August 28: ROCKPORT, Astrid Bowlby will speak about her installation, “So Below,” at 2 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave.236-2785

August 29: BOWDOIN, Christi Mitchell, architectural historian, will speak about the First Baptist Church of Bowdoin, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bowdoin, Coombs Road. 353-6945

August 29: ROCKPORT, Terence Falk will speak about his photography exhibition, “Borrowed Light,” at 2 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. 236-2785

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