September 9, 2013



Talk on osteoporosis

Gorham Women's Club will host a talk by Sally Manchester on osteoporosis at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Parish Congregational Church on School Street.

Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.

For more details, call 839-8399.


Civil War lecture series

The next Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Curtis Memorial Library's Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St.

Guest speaker Pat Falci will present "Gettysburg The Movie 20th Anniversary."

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


ChiliFest on the Pier

The fifth annual ChiliFest event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Pier at Town Square.

The event will feature live music and unlimited sampling of chili for $5 per person.

Proceeds will directly benefit The Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch.

Book sale benefits library

Friends of Libby Library is holding a Book Shed close-out sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 27 Staples St.

Proceeds will provide for the enhancement of children's reading programs, materials and activities at Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, which is undergoing an expansion.

For more details, call 934-4351.   


Senior College open house

South Coast Senior College at York County Community College will hold an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the YCCC campus, 112 College Drive.

Meet the instructors and learn about upcoming fall classes. 

Find out more at


Robbie Foundation race

The Robbie Foundation will hold its first 5K race, 1.5-mile walk and kids fun run Saturday at Back Cove.

Registration gets under way at 6:45 a.m., with the race and walk starting at 8:30 a.m.

There will be awards for a variety of categories including first male and female overall.

All proceeds from the race will go to provide adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services that are not covered by insurance for Maine children with developmental disabilities.

For more details, go to

Food drive, day of service

Wayside Food Programs will hold a three-day food drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., in an attempt to rebuild its food inventory, which has dwindled over the summer.

The food drive will focus on collecting food for in-need families served by Wayside and its partner agencies.

Whole Foods also will hold a "Kids Day of Service," from 9:30 to 11 a.m Saturday, where children and parents will assemble food bags for Wayside to distribute to Portland Community Policing.

To find out more about the Kids Day of Service and sign up, visit Space is limited.

For more details on Wayside Food Programs, call 775-4939 or email

Olympic biathletes to speak

U.S. Olympic Team biathlon members Annelies Cook and Lowell Bailey will be at Portland Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to talk about biathlon and competing at World Cup and Olympic events. 

Biathlon is a winter sport which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

This event is presented by Portland Public Library and Maine Winter Sports Center Olympic Development Team. 

The athletes will share their experiences about training for this grueling sport and their accomplishments at competitions around the world.

The talk will be held in Rines Auditorium at 5 Monument Square.


Gallery talk Friday

Camille Smalley, collections and research manager at the Saco Museum and curator of the "John Haley's Civil War" exhibit, will talk about the exhibit, Haley's life and answer questions during a 6 p.m. gallery talk Friday in Saco Museum's Main Gallery at 371 Main St. 

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