October 21, 2013

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Quarry expert to speak

Stephen Haynes, director of the Maine Granite Industry Museum on Mount Desert, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

Haynes will talk about the granite industry in the quarries of Knox County, including notable quarries in St. George, South Thomaston, Tenants Harbor, Vinalhaven, Hurricane Island and Muscle Ridge Plantation.

The talk is part of the library’s celebation of Discover History Month. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Holiday lunch for seniors

Cumberland County seniors are invited to attend the annual Cumberland County Triad Thanksgiving luncheon, planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Camp Sunshine facility, located on Acadia Road, just off Route 302 and Point Sebago Road in Casco.

Members of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and police services volunteers will serve a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including turkey with all the trimmings.

The meal is free and open to all Cumberland Country seniors.

Reservations are required by the Nov. 1 deadline.

To register or for more details, call Kelly Maines at 774-1444, ext. 2115.


Shred those documents

A Community Shredding Day will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at South Portland Public Library at 482 Broadway.

Do you have sensitive documents that you no longer need? Bring them to the parking lot of the main location of the library.

The event will provide safe, confidential shredding of important documents, provided by Without a Trace Mobile Shredding.

This event is sponsored by Bath Savings Institution.

The service is provided free to the public.

Questions can be directed to the South Portland Public Library at 767-7660 or go to www.southportlandlibrary.com.


Ski equipment sale

The Sixth Annual Scarborough Alpine and Nordic Ski Club’s Ski, Snowboard and Sports Equipment Sale & Swap will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Scarborough Middle School cafeteria.

Equipment drop-off times in advance of the sale are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday.

All unsold items should be picked up between 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday. For more details, go to redstormskiing.com.


Learn to preserve apples

A workshop titled “Preserving Apples: Canning and Freezing” will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office, 75 Clearwater Drive.

UMaine Community Education Assistant Kate McCarty will teach how to preserve your apple harvest.

The cost is $15 and scholarships are available. To register or for more details, call Lois Elwell at 781-6099.


Author Paterniti at library

Author Michael Paterniti will talk about his book “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.

The talk will follow with a Q&A with audience members and book signings.

Copies of the book also will be for sale at the event.

For more details, call the library at 985-2173, or go to www.kennebunklibrary.org.


First aid course Saturday

Saint Joseph’s College will host a CPR and first aid training course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Alfond Center at 278 Whites Bridge Road.

Topics covered include how to respond to and care for unconscious victims, breathing emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding and more.

After completing all requirements of the course, participants will receive an American Red Cross adult, child and infant CPR certification and first aid certification, each valid for two years.

Registration is $80; recertification is $60.

Registration is available online at www.sjcme.edu/alfond/redcross/cpr.

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