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For more details, call (603) 222-1200 or email media@mediapoweryouth.org.


ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES: The Kittery Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a number of youth enrichment activities it will offer over the next few months.

Mad Science sessions for grades 1 to 5 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2 to May 14. Cost is $79. There is no session on April 16.

LEGO Camp! for grades 1 to 3 will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, April 6 to May 4. Cost is $85.

A Lego Camp on vehicle engineering for grades 4 to 8 is already in session, meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $85. And a follow-up camp on building collision cars as a variety of battling machines will be held May 9 through 30 at the same time.

A Young Writers Group for grade 4 and 5 students will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays April 24 to May 29, with a session for Grades 6-8 offered Thursday at the same time, from April 25 to May 30. Cost is $45.

The Rec Center also is offering a number of youth fitness events, including Zumbatomic for ages 5-12; Introduction to Rock Climbing for grades 1-8; karate for ages 7 to adult; ballet and creative dance classes for ages 7-9.

All sessions will be held at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, and all registrations must be made on the premises or online at www.kitterycommunitycenter.org.

For a complete list of times and fees, call Todd Henley at 439-3800.


BOTANY EVENT: Bill Cullina, executive director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, will present "The Botany of Design" at the St. Mary's Garden Club's Great Gardener Series set from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Auditorium at St. Mary's Parish House, 43 Falmouth Road. The event will include a reception, exhibits, program and book signing.

Admission is $20 at the door.

For more details, call 358-9312.


HISTORY BARN: The monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday behind the Town Hall on Route 231.

Featured items include a vast array of hand tools and implements that have been loaned by descendants of one of New Gloucester's founding families.

Admission is free.

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926-3188.


SMCOAD RECEPTION: The Southern Maine Community Organizations Active in Disasters (SMCOAD), a collaboration of agencies and individuals in Cumberland and York counties, will host a volunteer reception center training from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at York County Community College on College Drive.

The centers are created to manage the influx of spontaneous volunteers who come forward to offer help after a major disaster; they provide a place where large numbers of volunteers can be efficiently processed and referred to agencies needing their services after a disaster.

This process provides an easy way to register volunteers and manage requests for volunteers from the community.

Individuals interested in learning more about helping during times of disaster or want to become trained in managing a volunteer reception center are welcome to attend the training.

Register online at www.southernmainecoad.org or call Meaghan Arzberger at 985-3359. The training is free with beverages provided.


CMCC OPEN HOUSE: Central Maine Community College (CMCC) will host its annual spring open house for interested students and their families from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at its lakeside campus at 1250 Turner St.

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