Thursday, Aug. 4
South Portland farmers market, 3-7 p.m., Thomas Knight Park. FMI, go to southportland.org.
Saturday, Aug. 6
Love for Laura Cancer Benefit, 6 p.m., Chicago Dogs, Route 1, Scarborough. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated for medical and living expenses for a 24-year-old Scarborough High School graduate who has been undergoing treatment for cancer. A raffle will be held for various donated items and gift cards.
Scarborough Historical Society annual fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Scarborough Historical Museum, Dunstan Corner, next to the fire station. Proceeds to help maintain museum and its programs. Something for everyone: books, clothing, collectibles, crafts, food, household items and more.
Meet adoptable canines from the Animal Welfare Society at Pet Life at Mill Creek, 50 Market St., South Portland, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244 or see www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
The South Portland Library kicks off a pet supply drive for the Animal Refuge League, Meet Don Carrigan and Togus the Cat from 1-4 p.m. They will be signing their new book “Togus The Coon Cat Finds a Home.” Donations can be dropped at the branch location, as well.
Sunday, Aug. 7
Benefit organ concert, 7 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, by Mark Rossnagel, a senior Arabic language/organ performance student at SUNY who is summering with his family in Pine Point. Assisting him will be Nancy Landsman, music director of the church. This concert is the first of several fundraising events planned repair and maintenance fund toward “We LOVE our Austin Organ.” Free-will donation/offering will be accepted. 883-6540.
Scarborough farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Town Hall, off Route 1.
Friday, Aug. 12
Understanding dementia, free class, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Taught by the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter and sponsored by Comfort Keepers. 885-9600. FMI about all dementias and to register for this free class, call the Alzheimer’s Association, 772-0115.
Jeff King Memorial Golf Scramble, starts at 8 a.m. at Val Halla Golf Club in Cumberland. Sponsored by South Portland Football and Hockey Boosters and all proceeds benefit the football and hockey programs. Potential players can go to our southportlandfootball.com or southportlandhockey.info or call 799-8811.
Friday, Aug. 12 & Saturday, Aug. 13
Higgins Beach arts and crafts show, with some 30 vendors selling handmade baskets, photographs, watercolors and pastels, pottery, jewelry, candles, knitwear, wreaths and more. Homemade refreshments and a bake sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days, at the Higgins Beach Clubhouse, Greenwood Avenue.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Lobster bake, American Legion Post 76, Libby Road, Scarborough, serving 1-4 p.m. $20 per person, $10 for children. Menu includes two lobsters, steamers, corn on the cob, salads and desserts. Live music starting at 4 p.m. by Another World. Purchase tickets in advance by Aug. 6. Overnight camping available. 883-3902.
First Festival of Music, organized by South Portland High School alumni to benefit the school, 6 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Proceeds will go to the South Portland Music Boosters. The festival will feature The Modest Proposal (winner of the 2011 MAMM Slam competition), Educated Advocates (featuring Kristina Kentigan SPHS grad), Pecan Sandies (featuring SPHS grads and current students), Eli Noll and his band from Chicago (SPHS grad) and Neil Pearlman Band (SPHS grad). Tickets, $15 $5 with student ID. Available at Willows Pizza or at the door.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Memorial service for Mary Kahl, former South Portland city attorney, 11 a.m., at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Kahl died July 9 at age 59.
Meet adoptable canines from the Animal Welfare Society at Pet Quarters, 486 Payne Road, Scarborough, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244 or see www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
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