January 27



‘Look Good’ session Monday

A new session of “Look Good Feel Better” is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Cancer Care Center of York County at 27 Industrial Ave.

This program, offered by the American Cancer Society, provides education, information and supportive material to help women look great and feel better while undergoing cancer treatment.

A trained volunteer cosmetologist will teach each attending woman how to cope with skin changes and hair loss by offering practice make-up techniques with skin care products, information on free wigs and turbans, and complimentary cosmetic products to take home.

The program is free.

Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more details, call Gina at 459-1601.

Cancer survivorship session

The Cancer Care Center of York County will host a Cancer Survivorship Introductory Session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at 27 Industrial Ave.

The introductory session, which is free, will be led by Grace Wright, LMSW-CC, who will discuss ways to cope and move forward following a cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as discuss the most common concerns faced by survivors.

Light refreshments will be served and pre-registration is required.

For more details, call Shannon at 459-1658 or go to www.cancercareyorkcounty.org.

St. Thomas School holding live, silent benefit auctions

St. Thomas School will hold its Fourth Annual Live and Silent Auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Town Club.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The evening will include live music, a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres with the silent auction as well as a $150 door prize.

Proceeds are to support financial assistance to families in need, update the school’s technology and enhance student programs.


Hear about a Galapagos trip

Wells Reserve at Laudholm will offer the talk “Goin’ Wild in the Galapagos” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Timothy Dubay, a research assistant at the reserve, will share the experience of his travels to the Galapagos Islands in 2013 during this Lunch & Learn event.

Admission is $2 and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.

The session will be held in Mather Auditorium.

For more details, call 646-1555 or go to wellsreserve.org.


NAMI Portland open house

NAMI Portland, the local affiliate of NAMI MAINE (National Alliance on Mental Illness), will host a Winter Open House from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

The event will be an easy way to connect with others and talk openly about mental illness and its impact on families and individuals.

Meet NAMI directors, teachers, support group facilitators, and other local volunteers and learn about programs being offered to help those living with mental illness and their families.

Refreshments and coffee will be served.

For more details, call Larraine Brown at 622-5767.


Arts board to meet

The board of directors of Schoolhouse Arts Center will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Standish Town Hall, 175 Northeast Road.

The meeting will include a look back at 2013, setting goals for 2014 and electing new directors.

For more details, call 642-3743.


WinterFest this weekend

South Portland Parks and Recreation and The Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth will host the Second Annual WinterFest event this weekend.

Events will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with a luminary walk, beginning at CIA café and running from the Knightville district to Mill Creek Park.

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