Georges River Land Trust will celebrate the history of early settlers with an afternoon and early evening of food and performance on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. The setting is the historic farm of Richard and Cherry Lee, where the St. George River turns into White Oak Pond.

The event is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s 2013 Revelry for the River, a celebration of the resources of the St. George River watershed and surrounding areas. Participation is limited to 20 and tickets are $65, $55 for Land Trust members. For reservation, call GRLT at 594-5166.

A highlight will be the Come Spring Chronicle Players’ presentation of readings and reenactments from Ben Ames William’s historic novel “Come Spring,” which relates the story of Union’s founding families. This is the seventh presentation of this production by locals Vicki Harriman, Peter Duffey and other cast members and is now a popular tradition in the area.

In keeping with the historical theme, participants will dine on hearty and robust Colonial dishes, including a vegetarian dinner if requested. September weather is usually wonderful but unpredictable, so those attending are requested to dress appropriately.

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed, which extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clam flats and productive fishing grounds.

For more information on the Georges River Land Trust and its programs, visit, email or call 94-5166.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or