ASHLAND, Maine — The Ashland Rotary Club hosts Maine humorist Tim Sample, who will showcase his trademark Down East humor and storytelling in a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Ashland District High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit North Woods Manor Air Conditioning Unit. For more information, call 435-6451.
Hog, Pies and Fireworks in Gardiner
GARDINER, Maine — Downtown Gardiner’s summer season begins with the second annual Hogs (motorcycles), Pies (pizza) and Fireworks Event at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in downtown Gardiner. The events include a motorcycle parade, pizza-eating contest and fireworks. For more information, call 582-3100 or visit www.gardinermainstreet.org.
Essay contest open to female high school juniors, seniors
AUGUSTA, Maine — The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the NRA are co-sponsoring their 14th annual Bill of Rights Essay Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors. “The Impact of the First Amendment on Women Leaders and Social Media” is this year’s essay topic. Winners receive a $3,000 scholarship and all-expense-paid trip to the NFWL’s Annual Conference August 11-15. The deadline for submissions is June 3, 2011. For more information or questions by potential applicants, call Sen. Debra Plowman 287-1505 or visit www.womenlegislators.org.