October 28, 2013

Events

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Proceeds will directly benefits 2014 Project Graduation.

For more details, call Wanda at 542-3822 or Sue at 691-8402

PORTLAND

Cranking for Project FEED

The fourth annual Cranksgiving Portland will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St.

This is the fourth year of the cycling event, that in past years has raised more than $500 worth of canned foods for Project FEED.

The roots of the race started in New York City where bike messengers raced to raise money for local food banks.

Cranksgiving is now held in over a dozen cities across the country to help ease the burdens of food banks during the busy holiday season.

For more details, call Dylan Nickerson at 871-1595, email nickersondylan@yahoo.com or go to www.cranksgivingportland.blogspot.com.

Shape Note Singing event

A Shape Note Singing gathering will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The New Church, at 302 Stevens Ave.

This four-part singing tradition, also known as Sacred Harp, originated in Colonial America and is enjoying a revival nationwide.

This is not a performance.

Everyone is welcome to participate free of charge.

For more details, call www.maineshapenotesinging.org

Former poet laureate at USM

Charles Simic, a former U.S. poet laureate, has been named the 2013 O’Brien Poet by the University of Southern Maine and will read from his works at 5 p.m. Friday in the University Events Room of USM’s Glickman Family Library, at 314 Forest Ave.

The reading is free and open to the public, though seating is limited.

There will be a question and answer period after the reading, and Simic will be available to sign his books.

For more information, contact Justin Tussing at jtussing@usm.maine.edu or call 228-8393.

Jung Center to host lecture

Ginette Paris, Ph.D., will head a two-part lecture and workshop Friday and Saturday at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square.

Paris will give a free lecture at 7 p.m. Friday entitled “Heartbreak, Mourning, Loss, and Codependency: New Approaches to Healing.”

Paris will follow up with a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Cost of the workshop is $75 for Jung Center members and $85 for all others; college students, with identification, may attend for $20.

For more details, call Katie Miller at 729-0300, email info@mainejungcenter.org or go to www.mainejungcenter.org.

Nursery school bazaar

The Children’s Nursery School will host its 38th annual Grand Bazaar and Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the State Street Church, 159 State St.

The event includes activities for the whole family, such as children’s stories, live music by Tucker Daniels, a wild animal exhibit by Spark’s Ark, fun hair by Snip-its, face-painting and games.

A silent auction and raffles will be held. Lunch options and baked goods will be available.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

KENNEBUNK

Retired educators to host fair

The York County Retired Educators Association will hold its annual holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennebunk High School cafeteria and foyer on Fletcher Street.

Admission is free, parking is ample and the vendor tables in cafeteria and foyer are handicapped accessible.

Luncheon items, including homemade soup, a variety of finger sandwiches, Caesar salad and beverage will be available for purchase.

Library to hold open house

The Kennebunk Free Library will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to show off its newly renovated space.

The upgrades are thanks to a donation by Crane & Co., which recently purchased the William Arthur stationery business.

The business has been relocated to Massachusetts. But, prior to closing, it invited library staffers to avail themselves of a number of office furnishings, including carts, shelving, equipment, supplies and office furniture.

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