October 15, 2012



Lovell oral historian Dr. Jo Radner will speak Tuesday at the Falmouth Historical Society's annual meeting at the Community Room at OceanView.

The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and Dr. Radner's talk on the Brownfield fires of 1947.

Members and friends of the society are invited to attend and share their memories of the fires, following the meeting.

Reservations are requested by calling 781-4727 or send an email to falmouthhistorical@myfairpoint.com. 


Cooperative Extension will offer three levels of beekeeping instruction this fall and winter, provided by certified master beekeepers for beekeepers of all levels.

Fall Beginner Bee School sessions will be held on Wednesdays from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28 at the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland, with a second part to the series to follow on Mondays, Nov. 12 to Dec. 10 at the Cooperative Extension Office in Falmouth.

Two winter Beginner Bee School sessions will follow, with parts 3 and 4, will be offered on Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 to March 14, respectively, both at the Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. The fee is $95 per person per session, and includes a manual and resource notebook.

Intermediate Apiary Management, geared to beekeepers with two or more years of experience, will focus on how to effectively manage an apiary under Maine conditions. Those classes run on Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, at the USM campus in Portland for $140 per person.

Advanced Intermediate School is designed for accomplished beekeepers with five or more years of experience, or those who have already taken Intermediate Bee School. This class will discuss advanced topics such as backyard queen rearing, mating nuc management, advanced nuc management, advanced swarm management, live colony removal and managing multiple yards. Completion of an Intermediate Bee School or instructor permission is a prerequisite for this course. These classes will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 26 to March 26, at USM campus in Portland for $120 per person.

For more details or to register, call Colleen Hoyt at 781-6099 or email colleen.hoyt@maine.edu.


Southern Maine Community College and Maine Clean Communities are co-hosting Odyssey Day, a showcase of alternative fuel vehicles, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the college's Automotive Technology Center at 123 McKernan Drive.

Free and open to the public, the event will feature 30-plus alternative fuel vehicles, from trucks and buses powered by compressed natural gas and propane, to electric and biofuel vehicles.

Experts will be on hand to talk about the vehicles and the technologies. For more details, go to www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will host a Triple Play Gamesroom Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Portland Clubhouse, 277 Cumberland Ave.

The event aims to motivate young people to be physically active and develop key skills, including leadership and teamwork.

More than 100 youths are expected to participate in tournament-style games like air hockey, pingpong, foosball, Connect Four and more.

A BENEFIT featuring live entertainment by the Color Blind Band will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave. All proceeds will directly benefit the family of Joe Dahms, who is battling cancer. A silent auction also is planned and donations appreciated.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 774-5939, ext. 2180, 749-5078 or 653-5270.

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