N.Y.-bound show on tap at Marshwood High School
Thirty high school students from Eliot and South Berwick will head to New York in April to perform “Fame: The Musical” at the Big Apple Classic Performing Arts Festival.
The Marshwood High School drama department was nominated anonymously last year for the American High School Theater Festival and won a spot in the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The New York trip takes the place of that excursion, which had to be declined because of cost and logistics.
Advance performances of the show will be given at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and again on April 4 and 5, at the Marshwood High auditorium, 260 Dow Highway.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
To purchase tickets or for more details, call 384-4500 or go to marshwoodmusic.org.
Middle school students presenting ‘Pan’ musical
Wells Junior High students will present their spring musical, “Peter Pan and Wendy,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ward Gymnasium.
Based on the original story by James M. Barrie, the production of the classic children’s tale features the music of Beatrice Alderman, Dorian Welch, Marie Louka and Claude Debussey with script and lyrics by Eric Stedman.
It is directed by Ronda Verges.
Tickets for all seats are $5.
For more details, call 646-5142.
High-tech ‘pets’ on display at McArthur Library ‘zoo’
McArthur Library will host a Technology Petting Zoo from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 270 Main St.
Staff from the Maine State Library will be on hand to demonstrate a variety of e-readers and tablets and give participants a chance to try them out.
For more information, call 284-4181.
Discussion of ‘Race and Racism’ at library Saturday
A facilitated community discussion on “Race and Racism in Intimate and Professional Relationships” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.
For more details, call facilitator Lindiwe Krasin at 391-0062.
Historian to give talk about slaves brought to Maine
Candace Kane, curator and historian for Maine Memory Network, will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Union Church, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool.
Kane is also curator of the Maine Historical Society’s current display, “Civil War: Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War.”
She will recount stories of slaves who were brought to Maine by soldiers, in addition to discussing her PowerPoint presentation on Maine and the Civil War.
The talk is free and part of the church’s 150th anniversary celebration. Dessert will be served.
For more details, call 934-2395 or 602-6237.
‘The Irish in Maine’ will be topic of library talk
Michael Connolly, Saint Joseph’s College professor of history, will speak about “The Irish in Maine” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Gorham Public Library at 2 Standish Neck Road.
Author of a history of Irish longshoremen in Portland, Connolly edited “They Changed Their Sky: The Irish in Maine” and is currently working on a historical novel about Portland.
For more details, call 892-2575.
Garden club to hear talk on Middle School Garden
The Gorham Garden Club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the First Parish Church on School Street.
Stowell Watters will give a talk on the Middle School Garden.
The public is invited to attend.
For more details, call Helen Manderson at 839-3630.
Dietitian to offer advice for eating on budget
“Easy Tips for Eating on a Budget” will be the subject of the March Forum presented by South Portland/ Cape Elizabeth TRIAD from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Cape Elizabeth Fire Station Training Room, 2 Jordan Way.
Anne LaPierre, a registered dietitian, will provide tips, recipe ideas and samples.
The forum is free and open to all community members.
TRIAD is made up of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland senior citizens, police and community members who work together to address problems faced by older citizens.
For details, call Officer David Galvan at 767-3323, ext. 208, or Officer Bob Libby, 799-5511, ext. 7422.
Spring book sale Saturday – with bargain shopping
Falmouth Memorial Library will hold its spring book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Motz School, 192 Middle Road.
Bargain shopping, for titles that remain, begins after 1:15 p.m. at $5 per bag of books.
For more details, call Jeannie at 781-2351 or email [email protected]
Ukelele master to lead uke group workshop
Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro will perform and discuss his adventures with his ukulele followed by a workshop for Falmouth Memorial Library’s ukulele ensemble, The Flukes! at noon Tuesday at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. The public is welcome to attend the talk and observe the workshop. Attendance is free, but tickets are required for this event and space is limited.
To reserve your ticket, call Jeannie at 781-2351 or email [email protected]
Energy documentary to be shown at library Thursday
Falmouth Memorial Library and Falmouth Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee will host a screening of the Geological Society of America’s award-winning documentary film “Switch: Discover the Future of Energy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at 5 Lunt Road.
The film will be followed by a discussion with REAC committee members.
For more details, call Jeannie at 781-2351.
Center holding dance to benefit cancer groups
The Italian Heritage Center will host a benefit dance for The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off and The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 40 Westland Ave.
Nonrefundable tickets are $20 per person.
For more details, call Deborah Nadeau at (603) 866-9409.
Book-making workshop at Portland Public Library
Join Portland Ovations and the Oak Street Studios at the Portland Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday for a family-friendly bookmaking workshop.
Using picture books for inspiration, participants will be invited to create a character that travels through an adventure book of their own making.
This workshop is free and open to families of all ages. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Advance sign-up is required by calling the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at 871-1700, ext. 707, or emailing [email protected]
Oakhurst egg nog sales raise $20,405 for charity
Oakhurst Dairy has donated $20,405 to The Salvation Army of Northern New England through its 14th annual holiday Egg Nog campaign.
Since 1999, Oakhurst has donated a portion of its Egg Nog sales – 5 cents for every container sold during the holiday season – to The Salvation Army.
The funds raised will be divided between the Salvation Army’s 22 Corps Community Centers across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to supply meals, after-school tutoring, recreational activities and shelter for those in need.
To date, the company has donated more than $240,000 through this fundraising tradition.
For more information, visit www.oakhurstdairy.com.
Monthly meeting and program for garden club
The Bath Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St.
After sandwiches and beverages, there will be a short business meeting followed by a program titled “Edible Perennial Ecosystem” by Lisa M. Fernandes.
Fernandes is a trained facilitator and permaculture designer who helps coordinate the Eat Local Foods Coalition and is part of the Maine Food Strategy team.
Summer Activities Fair offers myriad fun options
The Maine School Administrative District 28 Parent-Teacher Alliance’s Summer Activities Fair will unfold from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Camden-Rockport Elementary School gymnasium.
Camps, lessons, childcare options, any sort of summer activity or program that caters to children will be featured.
For more details, call Heather Mackey at 594-2293 or email [email protected]
Philosophical society hosts film and discussion series
The Camden Philosophical Society hosts the first of its film and discussion series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.
Phillip McReynold’s documentary “American Philosopher” will be screened. It asks the questions: “Does philosophy still exist in America?” and “Are we a post- or are we an anti-philosophical culture?”
All are welcome.
For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.
Six films will examine American Jewish life
The first session in the Coastal Senior College class “Why Are American Jews So Argumentative, Funny, and Complicated? Six Films in Search of Some Answers,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.
Instructor Rabbi Steve Shaw will facilitate the discussion, which meets from 1 to 4 p.m. on eight consecutive Thursdays through May 22.
To register, call the Senior College at 596-6906.
Job fair brings 50 employers to Nasson Community Center
The York County Regional Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St.
More than 50 employers are expected to attend, recruiting for open positions.
Maine Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette will provide opening remarks.
Attendees should bring a resume and be prepared to have an interview-like conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities.
Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.
For more details, call Damian Cortez at the York County Career Center at 324-5460 or (800) 343-0151 or email [email protected]
SMHC offers health education courses
Southern Maine Health Care will offer the following health education programs this week:
• Two sessions of the American Cancer Society program “Look Good, Feel Better Program,” offering cosmetic and wig tips for women who are experiencing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. Both will be held March 31, meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center at 27 Industrial Ave., Sanford, and from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Biddeford Medical Center.
• “It’s Never too Early Until it’s Too Late – Starting the Conversation about End of Life,” noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Cancer Care Center, Sanford.
• A breastfeeding class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SMHC.
• A talk on participating in clinical trials will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cancer Care Center at Sanford.
All sessions are free, and held at the hospital at One Medical Center Drive, with registration required unless otherwise noted.
To preregister for hospital offerings, call 283-7350. To sign-up for Sanford area events, call 459-1601 or go to the SMHC website at www.smhc.org under Community Programs.
Hospital accepting books for annual used book sale
Book donations for the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Spring Used Book Sale will be received from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday in March at the old Borders bookstore front door at Merrymeeting Plaza.
Donations not accepted include encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, textbooks, damaged or soiled books.
The book sale will be held April 3 and 4 at the hospital at 123 Medical Center Drive.
For more details, call 373-6015.
Weatherman A.J. Burnett discusses science of weather
WCSH Channel 6 weatherman A.J. Burnett will give a talk at 2 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center at Lower Village, 1785 Port Road.
Burnett will discuss weather and the science of predicting it.
This program is free and open to the public and there will be time for questions.
Please call the Senior Center at 967-8514 to register.
Alzheimer’s Association focuses on warning signs
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, will present the free workshop “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Avita of Stroudwater.
The workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.
While the program is free, advanced registration is required.
To sign up or for more details, call 772-0115 or (800) 272-3900.
Community college hosts open house on Thursday
Kennebec Valley Community College will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Carter Hall Multipurpose Center at 92 Western Ave.
The event will feature campus tours, financial aid guidance and program information.
Refreshments will be served.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more details, call 453-5035 or email [email protected]
Historical society presents show-and-tell program
The Yarmouth Historical Society will present the program “Show and Tell, All Grown Up” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the North Yarmouth Town Office Community Meeting Room,10 Village Square Road. A short annual meeting will precede the presentation.
People are encouraged to bring an old photo, ancient artifact, or heirloom and share its story.
For more details, call 846-4379.
Library offers talk with pair of Maine authors
Thomas Memorial Library, at 6 Scott Dyer Road, will present a talk with Maine authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ford, a retired Maine game warden, is the author of two books, “Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine” and “This Cider Still Tastes Funny!: Further Adventures of a Maine Game Warden.”
Nickerson is the author of “Blue Lights in the Night: Real Life Stories of Maine State Trooper.”
A book signing will follow this free presentation.
Wellness night focuses on women feeling good
The South Portland Parks and Recreation Department will host its second annual Girls’ Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the South Portland Community Center.
Women age 18 and older are invited to attend this wellness night for women.
Local businesses that specialize in a variety of wellness options, from yoga to massage to skin care, will be available to talk about their services and supplies.
Door prizes will be given throughout the evening and attendees must be present to win.
Refreshments will be available.
Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit Tri for a Cure.
For more details, call Lisa Thompson at 767-7650 or email [email protected]
Award-winning author Tess Gerritsen to speak
The Friends of the Baxter Memorial Library will host “An Evening with Tess Gerritsen” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 71 South St.
Gerritsen, an award-winning Maine author, will speak about her novels and the writing process.
A book-signing will follow and The Bookworm will have copies of her novels for purchase at this event.
All are invited to attend.
Get help with finding Affordable Care Act plans
An Affordable Care Act Lakes Region Marketplace Assistance Day will be offered from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road.
Appointments can be made by calling the Portland Community Health Center at 874-2141, ext. 5007.
Assistance will also be available for walk-ins.
This event is being sponsored jointly by The Portland Community Health Center and The Opportunity Alliance.