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Attendees should bring their guitars, banjos or basses to the sessions to learn bluegrass and acoustic roots music.

A working knowledge of music and key progressions is helpful but not necessary.

Follow-up sessions will be held April 20 and 27 at the same time and location.

For more details, call the LaClaires at (603) 313-5500.


HOSPICE TRAINING: VNA Home Health Hospice will offer hospice volunteer training for individuals who wish to assist teams in bringing comfort to individuals and families facing a terminal illness.
The 20-hour training is intended to educate on companionship, caregiver respite and practical, non-medical help to support terminally ill hospice clients.

The sessions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 30, May 2, May 7 and May 9; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 and May 11. All sessions are at the VNA Home Health Hospice at 50 Foden Road.
A pre-training interview is required.

For more details, call Linda Hopkins, volunteer coordinator, at 400-8714 or email hopkinsl@vnahomehealth.org.


SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP: The Patten Free Library will host the third in a series of self-publishing workshops at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 33 Summer St.

Self-Publishing Using Adobe InDesign will be headed by Deb Merrill, a graphic designer and InDesign expert from Brunswick. She will demonstrate how to use InDesign effectively in self-publishing using seven basic principles of graphic design.

The program is free and open to the public.

No pre-registration is required.

For more details, call the library at 443-5141, Ext. 25.


BUSINESS TALK: The talk “Managing the Chaos in Your Business” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Vose Library, 392 Common Road.

Bill Packard, a small-business consultant and author of “Daylight Saving Time: A Down To Earth Approach to Running a Small Business,” will speak on topics including business culture and its effects, identifying the core values of your business, what makes you and your business unique, knowing your customer and finding more time in your business.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Vose Library at 784-4733.


WOMAN’S CLUB: The Gorham Woman’s Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Parish Church Fellowship Hall on Church Street.

The meeting will feature speakers, business, an art display of the works of Gorham High School students and refreshments.

For more details, call 839-6375.


POETRY EXHIBIT: The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop invites local writers to submit their original poetry to be displayed at the shop during April as part of a special exhibit celebrating National Poetry Month.

Adults and children are welcome to submit their original poems, to be displayed for viewing during regular shop hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, on Elm Street, just up the hill from the back door of Skidompha Public Library at 184 Main St.
For more details, go to www.skidompha.org or call 563-7807.


CONSERVATION TALKS: Hank Lentfer, author of “Faith of Cranes,” will discuss the challenges of conservation work in talks to be offered at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bowdoin College’s Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts Center, followed by an evening presentation and book reading at 6:30 at Frontier Café, 5000 South St.

Both events are free and open to the public, though a $2 suggested donation at Frontier is appreciated.

Books will be available for sale at Gulf of Maine Books and at both events.

For more details, go to call Lee Cataldo at 729-7694 or email lee@btlt.org.

CIVIL WAR LECTURE: This month’s Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Tim Kindred will present the talk “Battlefield Medicine During the Overland Campaign of 1864.”
The meeting is open to all.

For more details, call Al Prest at 443-2296.


COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kiwanis members participate in their annual community service project Kiwanis One Day on Saturday.

Scarborough Kiwanians will head a food drive, collecting non-perishable food items for delivery to the Blackpoint Congregational Church Food Pantry.

Donations may be dropped off at Scarborough Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday or at participating school collection sites through Thursday.

For more details, call Annalee Rosenblatt at 883- 9025 or email AZ5209@aol.com.

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