May 9: BETHEL, Dr. Geoffrey E. Clark will speak about his expedition to the Canadian Arctic at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy McLaughlin Science Center. 824-7700

May 9: HALLOWELL, Amy Stacy Curtis, the Maine Arts Commission 2005 individual artist fellow for visual art, will speak on her “solo-biennials,” at 7 p.m. at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. 622-3813

May 9: LEWISTON, Gregory Rosenthal will speak on “Secret Suffering, Silent Slaughter,” at 7 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. Free 784-1425

May 12: LEWISTON, Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists and senior correspondent for Morning Edition, will speak on the legacy of the 1954 Supreme Court case outlawing segregation in public schools at 7:30 p.m. at the Bates College Chapel.

May 13: BRUNSWICK, Thomas Patrick Lavin, Ph.D., will speak on “The Dark Side of the Religious Instinct,” at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St. $10/$13 729-0300

May 13: LEWISTON, Webster Harrison will speak on “Discovering Daffodils,” at noon at L-A College, 51 Westminster St. $5/$7 753-6510

May 17: AUBURN, author Bill Benedetti will speak about his book, Sailing Into the Abyss,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Book Burrow, 593 Center St. 344-6090

May 18: PORTLAND, Monica Wood, author of “Any Bitter Thing,” will speak at noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 871-1700

May 19: RUMFORD, Monica Wood will speak about her latest novel, “Any Bitter Thing,” at 7 p.m. at Rumford Public Library. 364-3661

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