Recipes wanted for HART of Maine cookbook

The HART of Maine no-kill adoption center and shelter for cats is asking animal lovers to submit a favorite recipe for a new cookbook that will help support the cats and kittens living there.

Recipes will be accepted until June 15. To submit something, go to and follow the instructions. Be sure to include your contact information and pet’s name on the entry form.


April 28 breakfast helps Hospice of So. Maine

The Nonantum Resort will host a buffet breakfast on April 28 to benefit Hospice of Southern Maine.

The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and costs $15.95 per adult or $7.95 for children under age 12. Children ages 2 and under eat free.

The resort is located at 95 Ocean Ave. Call 967-4050 for advance tickets.

To learn more about Hospice of Southern Maine, go to


Culinary Federation to host fund-raising dinner

The local chapter of the American Culinary Federation will hold its 14th annual fundraising dinner and auction at 5:30

Sunday at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive.

Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for students enrolled in the culinary arts program at Southern Maine Community College and support the school’s culinary club as it competes in the Northeast Regional Knowledge Bowl.

There will be about a half-dozen dining stations at the dinner where people can choose from a variety of options, from homemade ravioli to a haddock entree, tacos and meat from a carving station. There will be both a silent and a live auction.

Tickets are $30 per person, and $250 for a table of 10.

The ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association is a non-profit group of professional cooks, chefs, culinary educators and food service professionals.

For tickets or more information, email Chris Merriam, president of the group, at [email protected]


May 1 wine dinner has Washington varietals

Bar Lola, 100 Congress St., is hosting a wine dinner featuring Washington State wines at 6:30 p.m. May 1.

The restaurant will serve five wines from the Columbia and Walla Walla valleys. To view the specific wines, go to

The dinner costs $75 per person, which includes a five-course meal, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Call 775-5652 for reservations, or find a link to reserve online at