WINDHAM

SOUTHERN MAINE AGENCY on Aging urgently needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels in Windham and Standish. The organization relies on volunteers to deliver at least 100 meals a day in the towns, but the number of volunteers has dropped. Ten volunteers a day are needed to deliver five days a week. Volunteers receive 42 cents per mile. Those interested should call volunteer coordinator Virginia Billings between 9 a.m. and noon at 892-3891 and leave a message. For details visit www.smaaa.org.

PORTLAND

THE TATE HOUSE Museum is offering Garden Tours every Wednesday through Sept. 15. Tours will share the importance of gardening in the 18th century for food, medicine and pleasure. Also offered is an Architecture Tour on the first and third Thursday of August and September. The cellar to attic tours will point how the symmetry, proportion and beauty that define Georgian heritage is displayed. The museum, at 1270 Westbrook St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tours are offered on the hour. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $3 for children. For more information, email [email protected], call 774-6177 or visit www.tatehouse.org.

 

THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY EXTENSION Association is looking for people to serve on the executive committee. The association supports the University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs, including 4-H and Youth Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Family Living, Food Safety and Nutrition. The committee meets 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Barron Center. Call Andrea Herr at 780-4205 or email [email protected]

 

A $1,200 GRANT from the Maine Community Foundation will support adults with developmental disabilities in donating a row of fresh produce to the Preble Street Shelter. The “Plant a Row for Preble Street: Seeding for Social Change” grant will provide funding to grow and distribute vegetables from the Portland Community Garden on Baxter Boulevard to the Preble Street Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. For more information, contact Amy Safford at 282-7113 ext. 125.

FALMOUTH

LIBRARY DIRECTOR Lynda Sudlow and the library won a second place prize of $1,000 in an Institute of Museums and Library Services and History Channel contest with a digital slide pres entation on the roles Maine women played during the Civil War. To view the Falmouth Library’s blog “Uncounted Forces: Maine Women in the Civil War” visit uncountedforces.blogspot.com or www.falmouth.lib.me.us.

YARMOUTH

YARMOUTH ARTS awarded Vinny Fuerst of Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music $1,000 for his project with four separate events combining contemporary music with film, visual art and dance performances. Other awards included $250 each to “Poetry at the Library” at Merrill Library and Yarmouth Elementary School teacher Carli Page-Redmon to provide supplies for her knitting program for second graders. For more information, visit www.yarmoutharts.org.

KENNEBUNK

THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT is accepting registrations for grade 4 and 5 children who wish to participate in its After School Academy. Sessions will include arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, reading, outdoor play and field trips. Sessions meet immediately after school until 5:30 p.m. at the Sea Road School, offering two- to five-day intensives, available for fees ranging from $58 to $140. For details, call 985-6890, ext. 1335 or www.kennebunkmaine.us.

ROCKPORT

THE PENOBSCOT VIEW GRANGE has honored Pen Bay Volunteer Margaret Carpenter of Rockland with a community service award for her more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service to Penobscot Bay Medical Center over 20 years. Carpenter previously received the 2009 Volunteer Service Award.

BRUNSWICK

SPECTRUM GENERATIONS is sponsoring a free four-day leader training for the Living Well for Better Health Chronic Disease Self Management workshop. Training will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Sweetser, 329 Bath Road. The workshop is a series of classes for people with different chronic health problems. To sign up, visit www.spectrumgenerations.org/Services/HealthWellness.asp or call Vicki Foster at 1-800-282-0764 ext. 126.