Kitchen tour to benefit library

The Friends of the Bacon Free Library is planning a tour of kitchens in five local historic homes to benefit the library, which is one of the oldest in the country, according to organizers. The tour of the South Natick homes will take place May 19 from noon to 4 p.m., and will feature kitchens that combine modern convenience with historic charm, organizers said. Stops include a house last owned by Natick Praying Indian families; a kitchen inside a converted cider mill; and the historic Sherman Baldwin House, which was built in Connecticut but dismantled and brought to Natick. Tickets for the tour cost $25 in advance, or $30 the day of the event, and can be purchased online at www.baconfreelibrary.org, by calling 508-653-6730, or by visiting the library at 58 Eliot St.