December 2, 2013


By Deborah Sayer
News Assistant


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Music director Harry Moon, far right, leads members of the Community Chorus at South Berwick through a dress rehearsal in advance of two planned concerts this week. The chorus will perform two concerts of “A Boy Was Born” this weekend in South Berwick and Newington, N.H., offering a selection of music spotlighting modern choral composers.

Photo courtesy Gail Kelley

Group to look at keepsakes

The Scarborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the society’s museum and meeting room, located at 647 Route 1 (adjacent to the Dunstan Fire Station).

A brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation titled “Keepsakes Night.”

Members and guests are invited to share either a keepsake and/or a story related to their Christmas holiday as a child or an adult.

Refreshments will be served.

All monthly meetings are free to members of the public. However, donations are welcomed. The presentation is about one hour in length.

For more details, call Dr. Bruce Thurlow at 883-5445.


Engine hosts arts and crafts fair

Engine, a community arts organization, will host its second annual Anti-Freeze! Art + Craft Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 110 Main Street, Saco, next door to the Saco River Market on Saco Island. Additionally, the Oak and the Ax will be hosting artisans at 140 Main St. in Biddeford.

Shoppers will have a chance to browse and buy unique gifts made by over 40 local artists and crafters.

Saturday also is “Shop Mom & Pop” day, an initiative sponsored by the Heart of Biddeford, which encourages people to support local small businesses.

For details, call 370-9130, email or go to


Food, fun at 'kick-a-thon'

Let’s Go! Cumberland County joins forces with Riverview Foundation’s Kids Who Care to hold the sixth annual Kick for Kids “kick-a-thon” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean Gateway Terminal.

In addition to food, music and other family fun, the event will feature eight kicking teams – more than 100 kickers of all ages and abilities– that have been sponsored by friends and supporters to reach their kicking goals.

Kick for Kids raises money for Riverview’s Kids Who Care, a community service initiative that aims to support and improve the lives of Maine children through access to award-winning after-school and summer programs.

For more details, go to or call 729-7399.

Gift wrap-making workshop

A “Make Your Own Gift Wrap Workshop for Kids” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Portland Public Library’s Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at 5 Monument Square.

Children are invited to come and create their own designs using sponge shapes and tempera paints.

All materials will be provided.

This workshop is free and offered for children ages 12 and younger.

Driver safety for seniors

An AARP Driver Safety for Seniors class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the AARP State Office, 1685 Congress St.

Open to age 50 and older, the class serves to refresh and teach the latest in driving techniques and changes. Individuals who successfully complete the course can earn a discount on their auto insurance.

Registration is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others.

Sign-up deadline is Thursday by calling Ralph McLean at 829-4664 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Art walk has extras

Portland Public Library will host a plethora of events for December’s First Friday Art Walk this week, including a 6:30 p.m. performance by Portland Ballet Company in Monument Square; a talk on buying wine for the holidays at 5:30 p.m. in Rines Auditorium, a Southern Maine Community College student-work exhibition from 5 to 8 p.m., and the “Material Matters” closing reception, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Lewis Gallery.

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