February 17

Events

SOUTH PORTLAND

Stuff the Bus at Shaw’s will help Food Cupboard

The Stuff the Bus event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket, 180 Waterman Drive, will support the South Portland Food Cupboard in feeding people in need.

The Rotary Club of South Portland Sunrise is partnering with Shaw’s and the South Portland Housing Authority on the food drive.

Shoppers are invited to donate non-perishable items during their shopping trips. Food items most requested for the food drive include: peanut butter, tuna fish, spam, hash, spaghetti sauce, baked beans, pasta, macaroni and cheese, vegetable soup, canned fruit and coffee.

Shoppers may also choose to donate cash or grocery gift cards to the Food Cupboard, which recently moved to a larger space at 130 Thadeus St.

Anyone wishing to donate before the drive may drop off non-perishable goods at the South Portland Housing Authority, 100 Waterman Drive. For more details, call Tracey Merrill at 671-4218.

BRUNSWICK

Learn about Arctic animals at museum’s family day

Families are invited to a Handsome Antlers and Amazing Horns! event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College.

Come learn about Arctic animals and the differences between horns and antlers. Animal-themed art projects will be offered, including making and decorating your own wearable set of antlers or horns.

The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call the museum at 725-3416.

KENNEBUNK

School vacation activities fill week at the library

Kennebunk Free Library will host activities for school vacation week. Pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted.

A Family Yoga Class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for ages 4 and up. Please bring a mat if you have one and a blanket for resting pose.

A Legos Day for ages 4 to 8 will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The library will provide the Legos and children supply the imagination.

A cosplay workshop for students in grades 6 through 12 will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Cosplay is the art and practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from anime, manga or graphic novels. The workshop will include information on attending anime conventions such as PortCon in Portland. Costuming is optional.

Students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to discover the inner workings of their computers, when Ralph O’Brien from Customized Computer Design visits the library at 2 p.m. Friday.

Also on Friday, there will be a gaming event from 3 to 4:45 p.m. This weekly drop-in program for middle and high school students features Wii electronic games including Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Sports Resort. No pre-registration is needed.

All of these events are free and wheelchair accessible.

The library is at 112 Main St. For more details, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

STANDISH

Muslim-Catholic dialogue is focus of presentation

The Cultural Affairs Lecture Series event “Muslim-Catholic Dialogue and the Challenge of America’s Polity, Values and Culture,” canceled earlier because of weather, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Joseph’s College, in Viola George Auditorium in Harold Alfond Hall at 278 Whites Bridge Road.

The presentation by professor of theology Daniel P. Sheridan addresses how Catholics and Muslims in Western Europe and North America face similar issues as the transcendent claims of their faiths are called into question.

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