November 4, 2013



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Mercedes Peralta

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Kate Gosselin

Talk on managing diabetes

“Some Things You Should Know About Managing Diabetes” is the subject of a Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentation set for Monday in the Chairman’s Rooms on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building.

Kate Gosselin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator (C.D.E), and Mercedes Peralta, R.N., C.D.E., will discuss several topics, including sugar substitutes, low blood sugar, and A1C testing (average blood sugar level testing).

Two sessions will be offered, the first from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and the second from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The format will include a discussion in which one of the presenters will talk about their personal experience with diabetes and what has helped them manage their disease.

There is no cost for attending the presentation.

Those interested in attending either of the programs should call 795-8448, email, or register online at


A century of boatbuilding

A presentation, entitled “Frost-Lowell Boatbuilding History: More Than 100 Years of Boats” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.

The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

For more details, go to

Religious revival recalled

The talk “The Religious Revival in North Yarmouth, 1791-1793” will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yarmouth History Center, at 118 East Elm St.

In the early 1790s, the Congregational church in North Yarmouth – which included modern-day Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, and Cumberland – experienced a religious revival that was the largest in Maine since the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s.

This talk will describe the circumstances that contributed to the revival and the movement’s distinctive qualities.

The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

For more details, go to


Help needy pet owners

Spectrum Generations is conducting its fourth annual Pet Supply Drive to assist pet owners in need from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Dec. 13.

Donations may be dropped off to Spectrum Generations, at 61 Park St.

Items needed most include cat and dog food, litter supplies, food bowls, brushes and pet hygiene items.

Those items will be distributed the week of Dec. 16, with any excess items being brought to the Pope Memorial Humane Society.

For more details, call Amanda at 596-0339 or


Talk: Civil War photography

The Scarborough Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the society’s museum and meeting room at 647 Route 1.

There will be a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation by Professor Libby Bischof, from the USM History Department, who will discuss “Photography in the Civil War.”

All monthly meetings are free to members of the public.

Donations are appreciated.

For more details, call Dr. Bruce Thurlow at 883-5445 or email



Programs at town library

Prince Memorial Library will offer two events this week at 266 Main St.

Story Craft Music and Bubbles Time for all ages is offered weekly Tuesdays through Fridays.

And a French Story Times session will be held Saturday.

All sessions are free and begin at 10 a.m.

For more details, call 829-2215.


Two events at Wolfe’s Neck

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park will offer two nature programs this weekend at 426 Wolf Neck Road.

“Ready, Set, Sleep,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday detailing how nature prepares for winter in a program geared to children and adults.

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