June 25, 9 a.m. Native Plant Walk, led by Colin Holme, LEA Field Services Director, introduction to native plants to help inspire natural landscaping for water quality production and habitat enhancement, easy terrain, $5/non-members, free/members, meet to carpool at Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Maine Street, Bridgton. FMI: 207.647.8580, www.mainelakes.org.
June 25-26, 5 p.m. Friday - 8 p.m. Saturday, Standish Summer Spectacular, celebrating the 225th anniversary of Standish, live music and fireworks at Kiwanis Beach on Friday, community marketplace, "Spectacular" parade, musical show, bean supper and "Mr. Magic" on Saturday at various venues throughout the three villages, Route 25, Standish. FMI: 207.642.2875, www.standish.org.
June 26, 6:30 p.m. Strawberry Festival, preceded by historical talk, "What Everyday Life was Like in Raymond in the early 1800s," by John Manoush, strawberry shortcake served at 7 p.m, $5/adults, $3/ages 8 and under, Hawthorne House, Raymond Cape Road, South Casco. FMI: 207.655.7660, www.hawthorneassoc.com.
June 26, 7 p.m. African Drumming with Annegret Baier, Push Back the Stacks performance, free, Spaulding Memorial Library, 282 Sebago Road, Sebago. FMI: 207.787.2321, www.spaulding.lib.me.us.
June 26, 7:30 p.m. The Toughcats, band with an unusual sound, a blend of old-time bluegrass, thoughtful indie rock and classical pop, $10/person, Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. FMI: 207.452.2412, www.toughcat.com.
June 26, 7:30 p.m. Matthew Savage, jazz pianist, performing since age 8, has performed with Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Ben Vereen and more plus the Ellington All Stars and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, $10/adults, $7/seniors, $5/students, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 745 Main Street, Fryeburg. FMI: 207.935.9232, www.fryeburgacademy.org.
June 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Car Show, sponsored by Harrison Lions Club, $5/registration fee for car and driver, register from 8-11 a.m., voting from 9-noon, awards at 2 p.m., free to public, donations accepted, benefits kids and community programs, Crystal Lake Park, Route 117, Harrison. FMI: 207.693.4051, www.mainemustang.com.
June 27, 2-3:30 p.m. Edible, Medicinal Plant ID Workshop taught by Rebecca Golden, an herbalist from Vermont, learn about these plants that grow in your backyard, Deerwood Farm and Gardens, 571 Norway Road (Route 118), Norway. FMI: 207.583.2412, www.deerwoodgarden.com.
June 27, 8 p.m. Kevin Barry and Consuelo Candelaria-Barry, stellar guitar player of the Stone Mountain Boys joined by his pianist wife, $10/person (plus $3 handling fee), dinner available before the show by reservation, cash or check only on night of show, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695, Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI: 207.935.7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
June 30, 4 p.m. Pondicherry Park Walk, led by Mary Jewett, LEA Teacher/Naturalist, description of the natural and cultural features of the park, easy terrain, free, meet at Bridgton Public Library, 1 Church Street, Bridgton. FMI: 207.647.8580, www.mainelakes.org.
June 30, 6:30 p.m. West Side Story Champagne Gala and Opening Night Celebration, complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and Champagne served prior to the 7:30 p.m performance, desserts served at intermission, cash bar available for wine and beer, $30/person, reservations requested by June 25, proceeds benefit Schoolhouse Arts Center's Arts Education Program, School House Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, Standish. FMI: 207.642.3743, www.schoolhousearts.org.