Open house, photo contest

TURNER — On the Fourth of July as part of the festivities in town, the Turner Natural History Club Museum will have an open house and it annual photo contest. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 442 Turner Center Road.

Photos may be submitted from 9 to 11 a.m. with judging at 11. Anyone, professional or amateur, may enter. Categories are Landscape, Birds and Animals. Children are especially urged to participate. Entries may be from any camera in any format, framed or not. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded.

All ages will enjoy touring the museum, which has thousands of natural exhibits such as minerals, sea shells, birds and bird eggs, tree cones, snake skins and much more.

Gray Legion bean supper July 6

GRAY — The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the hall, 15 Lewiston Road.

The meal includes chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads and desserts.

Cost is $8 for adults, $15 for couples, $2.50 for ages 5-11 and free for under 5.

Design with herbs, wildflowers

NEW GLOUCESTER — Learn a lifetime craft by making a 4-inch by 6-inch design to be framed using wildflowers and herbs gathered at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, at a workshop to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6.

The workshop will be conducted by herbalist Betsey Ann Golon. Cost is $40 and preregistration is required. Call 207-926-4597 or visit

College planning workshops set

LEWISTON — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops titled “Essentials of College Planning” for adults 19 and over at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, July 10, 17 and 31, at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit

The free interactive workshop outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two to three hours. Preregistration is required.

Timber harvest, zoning workshop

LEWISTON — Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation Service and Maine Forest Service are partnering to offer a free workshop for code enforcement officers, landowners, forest operators and others interested.

The workshop will be held Monday, July 15, at the USDA Service Center, 254 Goddard Road. Registration is required by July 10.

Registration and light refreshments will begin at 5:45 p.m. The training session will begin at 6, with a target ending time of 8. To register call the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District Office at 207-753-9400, ext. 400, or go to for a registration form.

With new rules and regulations now effective as of Jan. 1, 2013, attendees will be offered a review of the standards for timber harvesting and the key changes, as well as the zoning options municipalities have. The course is designed to provide code enforcement officers and forest industry operators the information need to know about the new standards.

Sampson AFB Vets group meets

HARPSWELL — The July get-together of the Southern Maine Squadron of the Sampson AFB Veterans Association will be at noontime, Thursday, July 11, at The Dolphin Marina, 515 Basin Road.

This in an informal get-together for lunch of veterans who survived basic training at Sampson AFB, their wives, companions and guests. Sampson was known as Sampson Naval training center 1942-1945, then Sampson Air Force Base 1950-1956.

All veterans are welcome. For more information contact Bob Sawyer at 657-4909 or Roy Tassinari at 784-5691 or 833-6324.

Workshop: food preservation

MECHANIC FALLS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an introductory food preservation workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Mechanic Falls Advent Christian Church.

UMaine Extension food preservation community education assistant Kate McCarty will cover hot water bath, pressure canning, freezing and drying techniques.

Cost is $15 per person; scholarships are available. Participants are asked to bring a potholder and bag lunch.

Register online at

For more information, or to request disability accommodations, call 207-781-6099 or, in Maine, 1-800-287-1471.

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