ELLSWORTH, Maine — Downeast Scenic Railroad, round-trip tour travels from Ellsworth on the historic Calais Branch Line to Ellsworth Falls and then to Washington Junction and back to Ellsworth. The 10-mile trip takes about 90 minutes. Trains will depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekends. Adults $13, children 3-12 years $7, children under age 2 and not occupying a seat ride at no charge. For information, call 866-449-7245 or visit downeastscenicrail.org.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — “A Year With Frog and Toad,” 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at The Grand, 165 Main St. Tickets: $3 general admission; $5.50 if purchased online. For information, call 667-9500 or visit grandonline.org.
NEWPORT, Maine — Maine author Angeli Perrow reads from her children’s book “Sirius the Dog Star,” 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. Program sponsored by Rose & Samuel Rudman Foundation. For information, call 368-5074 or visit newportculturalcenter.org.
TRESCOTT, Maine — Make and decorate a hula hoop using basic hardware store materials with Roberta Lichtenger, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 6, Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. For information, fees and to register, call 733-2233 or visit thecclc.org.
TRESCOTT, Maine — Herbal medicine making with herbalist Amy Zipperer, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Road. For information, fees and to register, call 733-2233 or visit thecclc.org.