PORTLAND

Student fashion show

The Collections 2010 Fashion Show is being held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Deering High School.

The event showcases work done by fashion marketing students at Portland Arts and Technology High School. Students chose to showcase the Foster Grandparent program and raise money for the program after Fran Seeley and two other volunteers talked to the class.

Fitting dresses to Seeley and other fashion show participants taught the students how to design and alter clothes for different body styles and ages. The fashion show will honor a program supervisor Linda Angel who died last year. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children younger than 12 will be admitted for free. To purchase tickets in advance, call 874-8165 extension 6522.

 

Programs for grieving

The spring session of the Tender Living Care Program for families affected by a serious illness, begins its eight-week session Monday.

Groups are for children ages 3 to 18, young adults ages 19 to 30 and adults with illness and adult caregivers. Participants will have a safe place to discuss issues and feelings.

The Center for Grieving Children is also holding its Bereaved Parents’ Peer Support Group on Monday evenings, the Young Widows and Widowers every other Friday after that and continued support groups for children, teens and their parents who are grieving the death of a loved one on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. For details call 775-5216 or e-mail carol@cgcmaine.org.

 

Suit Yourself clothing sale

Dress for Success will be 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave. “Suit Yourself” offers great bargains on new or nearly new women’s clothing in all sizes. There will also be some handmade jewelry and crafts, a flea market table and raffle tickets for prizes from local companies

For more information about the event, e-mail southernmaine@dressforsuccess.org or call 780-1686.

 

Crossroads for Women event

Bidding opens Friday for the Crossroads for Women Online Auction.

This first online auction will have an array of great deals on art, jewelry and gifts. It will run through 8 p.m. April 28. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/crossroadsforwomen. Money raised will help women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health struggles.

 

Ultimate Frisbee league

The first high school Ultimate Frisbee League league opens today at Cumberland County Fairgrounds in the first of seven regular season games between five high schools.

Teams come from Falmouth, Freeport, Deering and Merriconeag high schools, with two teams from Cumberland High School. In previous years, scheduling was up to each team, but the league now schedules.

For more information about the games, e-mail Alex Pozzy, Falmouth team coach, at portlandultimate@maine.rr.com.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Military Museum Tartan Day

The Scots in America and Maine Military Museum is hosting Maine Tartan Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum.

Soldiers of Scotland, a color guard from the Scottish Military Society, pipers and a Clan Parade will re-enact various activities. Museum director Lee Humiston will also lead tours of the new learning center part of the museum.

GORHAM

USM to hold honors recital

Nine students will perform in the University of Southern Maine’s 33rd annual Honors Recital at 8 p.m. Saturday in Corthell Concert Hall.

Students include saxophonist Brian Whiton, son of Craig and Barbara Whiton of Portland; flutist Nicole J. Rawding of Gorham, daughter of Jeff and Rita Rawding of St. Albans, Vt.; soprano vocalist Jesslyn Thomas, daughter of Martha and Louis Thomas of Rindge, N.H.; pianist Michal Harris of Brunswick, daughter of Caryn Harris of Brunswick and Jon Harris of Bowdoin; tenor vocalist Joey Valliere, son of Gerry Valliere and John Robinson of Old Orchard Beach; saxophonist Jason Michael Giacomazzo, son of Sal Giacomazzo of Farmingdale and Lorette Giacomazzo of Wayne; tenor vocalist Jesse Wakeman, son of Andrew and Michelle Wakeman of Belfast; soprano vocalist Molly Harmon, daughter of Joy and Gary Harmon of Portland; and trombonist Matthew E. Cloutier, son of Michael and Chi Chi Cloutier of Paris.

The performance is free. For details, call 780-5555 or go to www.usm.maine.edu/music/media.

YARMOUTH

Holistic wellness fair

The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Yarmouth Community Services are sponsoring a Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rowe School Gym.

The free fair will feature acupuncture, aromatheraphy, chiropractic, counseling and psychotherapy, energy work, massage therapy, movement classes, nutrition and supplements, polarity therapy, reflexology, reiki, women’s healthcare and yoga.

For more information, visit www.yarmouthmaine.org.

Student art exhibition

“Seeing Ourselves, Seeing Our Surroundings,” an exhibit of photographs and drawings by Yarmouth High School students, opens with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 317 Main St. The show continues from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays through May 7. It is sponsored by Yarmouth Arts and 317 Maine Street.

FREEPORT

Invasive species program

Dr. Wendy Norden, research professor at the University of Maine at Machias, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Freeport Public Library on marine invasive species of ecological concern along the Maine coast

These lectures, free to the public, are part of Coastal Studies for Girls curriculum. For more information, visit www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org.

CAPE ELIZABETH

Maine lighthouses program

Wayne Brooking, Cape Elizabeth native and member of the historcial society, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the community room at Thomas Memorial Library on the history of nine Casco Bay lighthouses, and will share memories of what it was like growing up under the beacons of Two Lights before, during and after World War II.

FALMOUTH

Library weekend book sale

A book sale at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be fresh stock throughout the sale. A sneak preview is free for members of the Friends of Falmouth Memorial Library or for a $5 donation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. There will also be a $1-a-bag sale from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit falmouth.lib.me.us or call 781-2351.

WINDHAM

Who pushed Humpty?

The middle school is performing “Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?” a comedic mystery that follows the tales of favorite nursery rhyme characters. The show is at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the auditorium of Windham High School. Tickets are $5 each.