October 14, 2013



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Volunteers Debra McLaine and Christine Reardon will provide beauty and make-up tips on Oct. 21 in Windham for women undergoing cancer treatments as part of the “Look Good, Feel Better” program offered at North Windham Union Church.

Help with health challenges

Frustrated with living a “Used to Do” lifestyle?

A six-week series of Living Well Workshops will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 27 at the Woods at Canco for individuals dealing with chronic illness or physical health challenges.

The workshops teach how to better handle pain and fatigue, tips for eating well, fun ways to get and stay active and effective communication skills. The courses were developed at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Pre-registration required by calling Emily Weston at 396-6583 or email eweston@smaaa.org.

Playgroup for families of toddlers

The Portland Public Library will host a Family Place Workshop/Playgroup for children, ages 9 months to 3 years, and their parents or caregivers and siblings ages 5 and younger at the library at 5 Monument Square.

Each workshop stresses the importance of play to a child’s development.

Parent and child engage in meaningful and fun play with age appropriate toys which helps stimulate motor skills as well as brain development. At each workshop will be introduced some of the many local resources available to help them in the rewarding but challenging task of parenting a toddler.

The sessions will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12.

There is no charge, but sign-up and participation for all sessions are required.

Registration information is available at the Children’s Room desk at the Main Library.

Only registered families will be able to attend.

Contact is Valerie Richards, in Youth Services at richards@portland.lib.me.us or (207) 871-1700 Ext. 707.

Beekeepers to hear speakers

The Maine State Beekeepers annual meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave.

This year’s meeting will feature three speakers, who will focus on honeybee sustainability in the Northeast.

Dr. Deborah Delaney, from the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, studies unmanaged honeybee populations.

Her talks will include an overview of the work being done in that field and how it can guide our practice.

Kirk Webster, owner and operator of Champlain Valley Bees & Queens in Middlebury, Vt., will discuss strategies for hive survivability.

Tony Jadczak, Maine state apiarist, will present an overview of hive health in Maine during 2013.

For more information and registration details, go to mainebeekeepers.org/

Registration deadline is Tuesday.

For more details, call Louise Sullivan at 799-4419.


Talk on fall flower arranging

The Freeport Women’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the meeting room of the Freeport Community Library.

Guest speaker Geri Rose will present a fall dried flower arrangement demonstration, featuring “contrived focal flowers.”

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

All are welcome.

For more details, call Sheri Bunting at 865-3996 or email sherbunting@yahoo.com.

Halloween show at ‘Awesome’

AudioBody will offer presentations of their “Halloween Family Show” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Freeport Theater of Awesome at 5 Depot St., with additional shows at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

The show will feature non-stop family-friendly comedy, pumpkin juggling, crazy lighting effects, a bed of nails and live music. The show also will include the physical comedy of Steve Corning.

Advance tickets are $12 for matinee performances and $12 to $17 for evening performances. An additional $3 fee will be added for tickets purchased at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.AwesomeTheater.com

For more details, email tickets@awesometheater.com or call 518-8839.

Topic: Raising resilient children

Author and educator Jack Petrash will head a talk and workshop this weekend at Merriconeag Waldorf School’s Community Hall at 57 Desert Road.

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