Early bird registrations and dinner reservations are now available for the 107th annual John Libby Family Association reunion in Scarborough.

The national event is set for Sept. 23 and 24. All Libby/Libbey/Libbe descendants of the progenitor, fisherman John Libby, who arrived ca. 1636 in Scarborough, are invited to attend.

Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Friday at John Libby Hall near the Congregational Church at 167 Black Point Road. Reunion plans include Libby genealogical displays, a silent auction, family store, quilt raffle, and Glen Libby film on lobstering, “The Fish Belong to the People.”

Saturday activities start at 8:30 a.m. with a brief business meeting and prizes scheduled at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Libbys,” and attendees may wear old-fashioned or creative hats and bonnets in the competition.

Guest speakers Saturday at 1 p.m. will be Mary and Adam Spencer, in historic costume, who will present “Ranger Companies of Colonial New England” with focus on colonial men who acted as regional militia and scouts under control of the British. Period clothing, reproduction artifacts and weapons will be shown and explained. About a dozen Libby ancestors in early times were thought to have served as Rangers. Also, a short film on old-time ice cutting in Maine is planned.

Hot meals with the fixings will be served on Friday night (baked ham) and Saturday noon (country roast chicken). Advance dinner reservations are required. For more info, or to make arrangments and dinner reservations, contact Charles F. Davis, 195 Deacon Haynes Road, Concord, MA 01742-4711 and enclose a stamped long envelope. Email contact address is: Pittypatd@aol.com. Evening dinner on Saturday is planned at The Clambake Restaurant at 358 Pine Point Road in Scarborough; personal reservations are the responsibility of each individual attendee (call the restaurant at 883-4871 and mention The Libby Group).