Thursday, April 24, 2014
Armchair travelers invited
Experience cultures from around the world without leaving town.
The Scarborough Public Library will offer its second Armchair Traveler Series event at 2 p.m. Sunday, featuring a talk by Scarborough resident and veterinarian Dr. Kristine Hoyt.
Hoyt will discuss her travels to the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more details, go to www.scarboroughlibrary.org.
Scary stories on tap
The amphitheater in the Scarborough Public Library Youth Room will host a special Halloween-themed Readers Theater for children ages 7 to 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Bony-Legs and Other Scary Stories” will be presented by the Library’s Readers Theater Troupe, that also will perform “The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything.”
Children are welcome to wear costumes for this event.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more details, call 883-4723, Ext 3, or go to www.scarboroughlibrary.org.
GORHAMHoop clinic announced
The University of Southern Maine Huskies men’s basketball team will host its annual Huskies’ Shooting Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The clinic will be hosted at the Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine and is open to boys in grades 3-10.
The fee for the clinic is $45 in advance and $50 the day of the clinic.
Under the direction of head coach Karl Henrikson, the USM staff and players will instruct participants in a day of basketball and shooting fundamentals.
Participants are required to wear sneakers and basketball appropriate clothing as well as bringing a lunch.
Players will be grouped by grade and ability.
For more details, email Karl Henrikson at email@example.com.
Registration materials can be found at: http://www.southernmainehuskies.com/fanZone/clinics.
Annual cafe craft fair
The 19th Annual Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Cafe will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 144 Lincoln St.
The event will feature a silent auction, Cookie Walk, Grandma’s Attic, visit from Santa, and over a dozen local crafters.
The cafe will serve breakfast and lunch items, including chowder, soup, chili, hot dogs, pizza, desserts and beverages.
For more details, call 443-5389.
An end-of-life discussion
A panel discussion entitled, “Two Tales of End-of-life Experiences: Affirming Life through the Assistance of Hospice Caregivers and Compassionate Funeral Directors,” will take place at The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Granite Hill Estates Retirement Community, 60 Balsam Drive.
The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The FCAMaine business meeting will start at 9 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments.
The panel presentation runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and will be followed by questions and discussion.
For more information, visit www.fcamaine.net or call Cushman Anthony at 781-4591.
PTO to hold craft show
Medomak Middle School will host it’s sixth annual PTO Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, at 318 Manktown Road.
The event will feature more than 40 vendors from all over the state, as well as local crafters, with Maine- made crafts including jams, jewelry, chocolates, paintings, prints, stoneware, knit items, clothing, ornaments, baskets, aprons, cards, balsam, wreaths and more.
There will be free admission, raffles, door prizes and parking.
Food and refreshments will be available.
Shop for Project Graduation
A Ladies Night Shopper’s Showcase will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Medomak Valley High School Cafeteria, 320 Manktown Road.
Bring the family for fun, food and merchandise.
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