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Human-chain volunteers sought

First Parish Church in Saco is looking for 2,000 or so volunteers to form a human chain from the church to the Saco Food Pantry at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Volunteers should meet at the food pantry, Thornton Academy, Trinity Episcopal Church; or at the First Parish Church to pass non-perishable food items, gathered previously, from the church to the food pantry

For more information, call 283-3771.

YORK

Food and clothing drive to Nov. 18

Southern Maine Medical Center is holding a food and winter clothing drive beginning Monday through Nov. 18.

The donations will benefit the following organizations: Biddeford Food Pantry, Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, Saco Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Stone Soup and York County Food Rescue.

Winter clothing donations should be clean and in good-to-excellent condition.

Donations can be dropped off at SMMC’s Webber Building from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 283-7238.

Shaker furniture presentation

Gene Cosloy will give a presentation on Shaker furniture at 7 p.m. Friday at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd.

Cosloy is one of the leading interpreters of the Shaker philosophy as it pertains to the design and craftsmanship of their furniture.

SPRINGVALE

Talk on on youth gardening program

Frank Wertheim, extension educator at UMaine Cooperative Extension’s York County office, will give a talk on Nov. 9 about Kids Can Grow, an experiential youth gardening program

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St.

Wertheim will give a presentation, “Kids Can Grow, the Journey from York County, Maine, to National Program.”

Kids Can Grow is a 6-month-long gardening program, in which young people learn to grow, prepare and consume fresh vegetables they grow at home.

For more information, go to 324-2814.