Moonlight ski challenge to raise cancer funds for kids

Shawnee Peak will host its second annual Moonlight Challenge Friday featuring a friendly competition for skiers and snowboarders while raising money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Access to the mountain begins at noon; the race kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

Participants can register online at

Last year’s event raised more than $20,000 to benefit the MCCP, which provides comprehensive treatment to children with cancer and blood disorders in Maine and southern New Hampshire.


Library schedules talk on ‘Birding in Cuba’ Thursday

Mid-Coast Audubon will host the talk “Birding in Cuba” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

Presenter Jody Telfair-Richards will talk about a two-week bird survey she participated in in Cuba through the Caribbean Conservation Trust.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more details, go to or call Sue Schubel at 644-1077.

Library sets talk on ‘Islam and Jihadism Across Africa’

Seth Singleton, an international relations teacher at the University of Maine, will give a talk on “Islam and Jihadism Across Africa” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

The lecture is free and open to all as part of the Camden Conference that is designed to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more details, go to, email [email protected] or call 207-236-1034.


Senior College’s winter memorial lecture series set

The York County Senior College’s Winter 2016 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series begins Wednesday at Denis Hall on the campus of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, 133 Shaker Hill Road off Route 202.

History professor Dr. John Sutherland will head the first session, detailing this election season and candidates, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

After lunch, Sue Lewey Hamilton, a coordinator of multicultural student affairs and Native American education, will talk about the state’s native people.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for all others, payable at the door. The fee includes a lunch of soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required by Monday. In case of inclement weather, call 282-4030 to see if classes are canceled. For more details, go to


Garden club meeting to discuss how to grow berries

The Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Springvale Library, 443 Main St.

Chris and John Bozak, owners of Berry Best Farm at Lebanon, will discuss how to grow blueberries, raspberries and peaches.

The public is invited to attend.For more details, call Paula Frodyma at 475-8142 or Donna Claveau at 603-332-4860.


Waynflete open house event scheduled Wednesday

The open house event “Experience Waynflete: Focus on Science” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for prospective students in grades 6-11 and their parents. The event will be held at Waynflete, 360 Spring St.

Snow date is Jan. 25.

For more details, call Shelley Hodges at 774-7863, ext. 1224.

Poet, author to discuss his latest historical novel

Local poet and author Duane Robert Pierson will discuss his latest Portland-based historical novel, “Annie and the Prince of Wales,” at noon Tuesday for the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association’s meeting at Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St.

Pierson will sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

For more details, call Pat at 773-8396 or email [email protected]

Library sets puppetry story time for preschoolers

Portland Public Library will host a “Nance Parker: Puppetry Story Time” from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at 5 Monument Square.

Nance Parker, director of Shoestring Theater, will present a small, box theater puppet show for preschool age children. Registration is not required. For more details, call Jerri Blatt at 871-1700 ext. 707

Democratic Committee talk on Trans-Pacific Partnership

The York County Democratic Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Alfred Parish Church, at routes 202 and 4.

Matt Beck will speak on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. All York County Democrats are encouraged to attend and bring a guest.

For more details, call Nancy Stolberg at 337-4932 or email [email protected]


Historical society annual meeting scheduled Thursday

The 2016 annual meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meeting House, 389 Intervale Road, Route 231.

Refreshments will be served. All members are urged to attend. For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 207-926-3188.


Bowdoin hosting children’s MLK Jr. remembrance

Bowdoin College will host a free children’s program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at 255 Maine St.

The program, for ages 5 and older, will feature a reading by children’s author Rohan Henry, and a time of storytelling, music and crafts with songwriter Josephine Cameron. For more details, go to or call 725-3000, ext. 3.


Rabies clinic, pet registration scheduled for Thursday

A rabies clinic and pet registration event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tractor Supply Co. store at Route 1 and Southgate Road.

The fee is $15 for dogs and cats. A three-year rabies certificate will be given if proof of prior inoculation is provided.

Dogs should be on a leash and cats in a carrier.

The payment must be cash only, though checks will be accepted for registration.

The event is sponsored by the Scarborough Animal Hospital, Scarborough Animal Control and the town clerk’s office. For more details, call 730-4020.