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~ Calendar of events ~ Friday, March 1 Tavern dinner

Museums of Old York will host a tavern dinner on Friday, March 1, at Jefferds Tavern. The tavern will open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Cost will be $35 for non-members, $30 for members. Reservations are required. FMI 207-363-4974.

Society Meeting

The Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE) will meet at the New School, 38 York St. (Route 1) in Kennebunk at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Astronomy classes start at 6:45 p.m. FMI

KLT to increase understanding and appreciation of local farmland. All “Year of the Farm” events are free and open to the public. FMI www.

used Book Sale

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Route 1, Kennebunk, will hold a used book sale on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will include a variety of reading choices as well as audio tapes, DVDs, and CDs. FMI: 207-985-2127.

‘Cash for Gold’

Saturday, March 2

York American Legion Post No. 56 will hold a “Cash for Gold and Silver” fundraiser at the Function Facility in York. The event is set 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, in conjunction with the York Farmer’s Market. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Legion and the charities supported by the Legion. Items being purchased include gold and silver coins, gold and silver jewelry in any condition, sterling silver tea sets and flatware. Call FMI: Absolute Precious Metals, 603-279-0607, York American Legion, 207-3630376.

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Children’s Programs

‘Guys and dolls’

Students of Kennebunk High School will present “Guys and Dolls” Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 10, at the school. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees get under way at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for general admission.

Kittery Land Trust will present a screening of the Camden International Film Festival 2012 Audience Award winner “Betting the Farm” on Saturday, March 2, at 4 p.m. at Kittery Community Center’s Star Theater. The film tells an intimate story of the hope, struggles and perseverance of a group of Maine dairy farmers in their efforts to get their own milk cooperative, Maine’s Own Organic Milk (MOO Milk), off the ground. This is one of several 2013 “Year of the Farm” events, including walks, talks, and demonstrations, sponsored by

Two children’s programs sponsored by the Kittery Recreation Department will kick off on Saturday, March 2, at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road. Firstthrough third-graders may attend a Lego Camp from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, through March 23. Cost is $85. And a mosaic art class for ages 9 and over is set 2 to 4 p.m., through March 16. Cost is $65. FMI

Monday, March 4 Toy Collection

A collection of animated Christ-

mas toys will be exhibited by Bob Gonnella at a March 4 program sponsored by the Eliot Historical Society. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the John F. Hill Grange, State Road. Admission is free. FMI, call 207-748-0889 or 207-748-0040

Irish Balladeer

A musical program featuring Irish balladeer Paul Carroll is planned at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at Atria Kennebunk, Route 1. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Carroll will play traditional Irish music along with some contemporary favorites. Light refreshments will be served. FMI: 207-985-5866.

Tuesday, March 5 ‘Farming Options’

“Farming Options in Small Places,” a talk sponsored by the North Berwick Historical Society, will be presented by Barry Person at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the North Berwick Community Center at 264 Lebanon Road. Person, who owns Bridgewater Farm in South Berwick, has a degree in agricultural science and much experience in using the opportunities that the land presents, however small the area might be. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend at no charge.

Writing Class

“Preparing for College Writing,” a class in prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and examining model essays, will be presented by Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Wells High School. The five most common types of college writing: persuasive, expository, reflective, literary analysis and writing in response to a prompt will be

explained. To register, visit www. or call 646-4565.

Wednesday, March 6 auto Care for Women

A free car care seminar for women will be presented by Autoworks and AC Delco from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on March 6 at Autoworks Inc., 107 Government St., Kittery. Light refreshments and an informational booklet will be included. FMI www. or 207-439- 4500.

‘Know Your Nekton’

Get to know your nekton. Fish, crabs, and other free-swimming creatures are collectively called nekton and they are the subjects of much study at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. In this Lunch-and-Learn program, research scientists Jeremy Miller and Jacob Aman will describe how and why they study these animals in the streams, marshes, and nearshore waters of southern Maine. Bring your lunch and a suggested $2 donation. Slated noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. FMI 207-646-1555 or

Thursday, March 7 Senior luncheon

A luncheon for anyone age 60 and over will be served at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, at Eliot Methodist Church, Route 236. Suggested donation is $5. For a reservation, call 207-475-7399 by Monday, March 4. The luncheon is sponsored by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging.

Friday, March 8 Sewing Class


Kittery Recreation Department will sponsor a basic sewing class at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, beginning on March 8, at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road. Participants will make pajama bottoms and a pillow. Supplies required include a sewing machine, bobbins, quilting pins, needles, scissors and fabric. Cost is $125. All registrations must be completed at the center or online at

Game Night Set

The Eliot Community Service Department will host a Minute to Win It Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at Eliot Elementary School. The challenge will include a series of games and challenges. You must register in advance. This program is for youth in first through fifth grades. To register or FMI 207-451-9334 or visit www.

Saturday, March 9 audubon Field Trip

A York County Audubon Field Trip to the Kittery area will be led by David Doubleday at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Participants will meet at Dunkin’ Donuts in Kittery. The focus of the trip will be raptors, ducks, winter specialties and spring arrivals. FMI 207-2054041. Free.

Turkey dinner

The Wells/Ounquit Music Boosters will serve a turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at St. Mary’s Church, Eldredge Road, Wells. Admission is $8 and includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert and a beverage. All proceeds will be used to support school

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