Parents invited to meeting for info about kindergarten

The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District will hold a Parent Information Night for parents and guardians of children who plan to attend kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wells Elementary School cafeteria. Tours of the school will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for those who are interested. Child care is not available.

Kindergarten registration will follow at a later date: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at the Wells Elementary School library. Children who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to register.

Call 646-5953 for a registration packet and to set up an appointment for registration.

York County Audubon will host free birding talk

York County Audubon will host a birding talk by Dennis Skillman, a member of Seacoast/New Hampshire Audubon, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

The program is free and open to all.

Students will perform in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

More than 40 grade 5-8 students will perform in the Wells Junior High School spring musical “Alice in Wonderland” this weekend in the Ward Gymnasium at 1470 Post Road.

Under the direction of Josie Lynn Perkins, these students learned the ropes of theater production from stage management, make-up, lights and sound, costumes, set design, choreography, and, of course, acting and singing.

The curtain opens for the musical at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.

All seats are $5.

For more details, call the Wells Junior High School office at 646-5142.

Library will offer programs to suit youths and adults

Wells Public Library will offer the following youth and adult programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

Children’s Programs:

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Children ages 2 and younger and their caregivers are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Toddler Storytime meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to meet for stories, songs and movement, all followed by a craft.

Teen Movie Matinee at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Need something to do on an early-release day? Why not come to the library to watch a movie? Popcorn is provided, fun expected.

Active Parenting: The First Five Years at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. We are partnering with Shannon Briggs from Kids Free to Grow of Kennebunk to offer a four-week program where parents and caregivers will be taught how to make the most of the first five years of childhood.

A Stuffed Animal Sleepover will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

Ever wonder what happens in the library after dark? Let your stuffed animal find out! Come in for a tea party with your stuffies and then leave them for a library sleepover. Come back the next day to see pictures of what kind of trouble the animals get into while you’re gone.

Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday to build master creations with Legos provided by the library. We will also have Rubik’s cubes on hand with instructions on how to solve them. All ages are welcome.

Adult Programs:

Irish History in Maine will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Professor, author and historian Michael Connolly will speak about Maine’s Irish history.

Meditation Group with wellness coach Cindy Simon will meet at noon Wednesday. All skill levels are welcome.

Conversational French Language Group meets at 6 p.m. Thursday. Join us for an informal approach to practicing or relearning French for anyone of French language interest.

The Fiber Arts Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday for those who embroider, cross-stitch, sew, weave, quilt, etc. All ages and levels of ability are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call the library at 646-8181.


Land trust to mark 40 years at annual meeting this week

Scarborough Land Trust will celebrate 40 years of land conservation at its annual meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road.

The feature presentation will be “Pleasant Hill Preserve: Designing Trails for People and Nature.”

OBP Trailworks and Terrence J. DeWan & Associates will speak about their first joint project, creating a master trail plan for the preserve and building SLT’s first universal access/ADA trail, named Eleanor’s Trail.

The evening will include highlights of SLT’s conserved lands, followed by refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 289-1199.


Library will hold book sale on Friday and Saturday

A spring book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Libby Library, 27 Staples St.

The Friends of Libby Library will offer hundreds of books at bargain prices. Fill a bag for $2.

All proceeds help support library programs.

For more details, call 934-4351.


Professor will give talk on landscapes, meanings

Professor Kent Ryden of the University of Southern Maine will head the third talk in the Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture Series from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

The Evolving Landscape: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow talk, titled “Why Your World Looks the Way It Does and Why It Matters,” will look at the ways that we might read landscapes for the meanings they express.

The talk is free and open to the public. Suggested donation is $10.

IF&W chief to give keynote at 2017 conservation event

The 2017 Sebago TU Conservation Event will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Fireside Inn and Suites. Maine Department of IF&W Commissioner Chandler Woodcock will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, go to www.sebagotu.org or contact event coordinator [email protected]


Washburn-Norlands center will celebrate maple syrup

Celebrate Maine maple syrup from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast of hot pancakes and sausage drizzled in Norlands’ own maple syrup in the historic farmer’s cottage and original 1867 Washburn family kitchen. Visit the sap house to see boiling demonstrations and meet the working team of oxen. Help to tap trees and collect sap.

The only charge is $5 to $7 for breakfast; otherwise the event is free. No reservations are necessary.


Animal Welfare Society plans preschool story hour

A Furry Tales Story and Adventure Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Animal Welfare Society, 46 Holland Road.

Preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with stories and songs. The event is free, though donations are appreciated.

For more details, email Megan or call 985-3244. ext. 109.

Library offering Lego Club for kindergarteners, older

Kennebunk Free Library is offering a Lego Club, for children in kindergarten and older at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 112 Main St.

All Lego blocks will be supplied. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or visit www.KennebunkLibrary.org.


Fryeburg Academy to hold its annual auction Saturday

Fryeburg Academy’s 27th annual auction is coming to the Fryeburg Academy gymnasium with a preview at 4 p.m. and the auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

There will be hundreds of items, including gift cards.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the school at 935-2001.