November 18, 2013



Exhibit to honor Kennedy

A one-hour tribute, honoring the life of President John F. Kennedy, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Motorland Vintage America in the North Dam Mill at 2 Main St.

The event is being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

Presenters Tim Stentiford and intern Caleb Delano have put together an exhibit of period artifacts, pictures, newspapers and other JFK memorabilia.

The tribute will begin with a guided tour of the exhibit by Delano, followed by a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m., the moment that shots rang out in Dallas. The silence will be broken with the playing of taps, a reading from one of Kennedy’s favorite works and the viewing of a short film of original news footage of the event.

The hour will wrap up with discussion and refreshments.

Admission is free.

For more information, call Delano at 400-2462 or go to

Library plans book swap

McArthur Public Library, at 270 Main St., will host two youth events this week.

A Kids Book Swap will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children are invited to bring in gently used books to swap for fresh titles.

Those who can’t bring a book to swap are invited to bring in a non-perishable food item instead.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, award- winning children’s book author and illustrator Cathryn Falwell will read harvest-themed stories and lead hands on activities geared for ages 3 to 9.

Copies of Falwell’s books will be available to purchase and have signed.

Participants may remain after the program to make spin-art turkey decorations with the Children’s Room staff.

For more details, call 284-4181.


Historical Society to meet

Members and the public are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Pownal Scenic and Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday in the DeWitt Room, at Mallett Hall, Route 9.

The event will include the presentation “Reviewing the Past and Looking to the Future,” a review of supported projects of 2013 and voting of officers to serve for 2014-15.

For more details, call Donna Boyles at 688-4780 or email


Seminar on Medicaid

The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine will offer a health policy seminar, “The Future of Medicaid: Building Sustainability through Program Innovation,” at 9 a.m. Friday at the Augusta Civic Center. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The talk will feature a keynote address by Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and executive director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured; a panel discussion with state health policy experts and Maine legislators and public officials; and a summary of MaineCare’s cost drivers.

Call 780-4846 to register.


An entertaining look back

Prince Memorial Library will present the staged reading “Past By Present” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 266 Main St.

The performance will offer an entertaining look at Maine from 1860 through1920 when 35 percent of the population left.

Refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the entire family.

For more details, call 829-2215.


Garden Club demonstration

The Scarborough Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hillcrest Community Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave.

The program will be a “Holiday Container Demonstration” with Christine Viscone from Highland Greenhouses.

Attendees should bring a container to make their own arrangement.

For more details, call Laurie Douglas at 839-2509.

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