October 29, 2012

Events

PORTLAND

Fundraiser to help cancer victims

A fundraiser for Lucy's Love Bus youth cancer benefit, titled "Maine Loves Lucy," will be held from noon to midnight Saturday at The Loft at 865 Forest Ave., offering live music and children's activities from noon to 4 p.m., as well as face-painting, balloon animals, juggling and a coloring contest.

Lucy's Love Bus was founded by Beecher Grogan in 2006 to provide free, integrative therapy opportunities for children being treated for cancer. Since then, the organization has served 90 young people in 14 states.

Benefitting from the organization's Maine connection is Emily Gryskwics, 13, of Standish. Gryskwics, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April, will receive free therapeutic horseback riding sessions when she is on a break from chemotherapy.

Admission to the event is $5 per person or $10 per family. For more details, call Dave Soucier at 671-6858 or Brianna Bailey at 408-2683.

 

Church holding fair on Saturday

The Bountiful Fair of the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 790 Stevens Ave.

Fair items will include crafts, jewelry, confections and baked goods, antiques, knitted items and basket raffles. Breakfast and lunch items also will be available for purchase.

 

Reserve space now for Nov. 10 fair

Table space reservations are being accepted for the Celtic Christmas Fair at the Maine Irish Heritage Center to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, in conjunction with the third annual State Street Holiday Stroll.

Space is $40 per table.

To register or for more details, go to www.maineirish.com or call Colleen Boland at 767-1017.

 

Homeschooling seminar planned

"Teach Your Own: A Seminar About Homeschooling and Unschooling," will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Author, teacher and publisher Patrick Farenga will head the session, addressing the needs of 21st century learners, such as the challenges of unschooling and homeschooling, how to create a support base and how to pursue college and alternatives to college.

Registration fee is $75 per person.

For more details, call Beth Callahan at 885-0045 or go to www.holtgws.com.

 

Learn college planning at workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops titled "Essentials of College Planning" for adults, ages 19 and older at 10 a.m. Thursday and again Nov. 29 at the Portland CareerCenter, at 185 Lancaster St., as well as at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 and 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at Portland Adult Education, at 57 Douglass St.

To register or for more details, call (800) 281-3703 or go to http://meoc.maine.edu.

 

KENNEBUNK

Library plans Lego event

Kennebunk Free Library will host its monthly Legos Club for children ages six and older at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 112 Main St.

This session will include Halloween-themed builds such as haunted houses, monsters and scary items.

Students are invited to come in costume.

Opportunities to work together or alone are offered.

The library will provide Lego blocks. Children are requested to leave their own Legos at home.

Pre-registration for Legos Club is required by calling 985-2173, ext. 5 or emailing ys@kennebunk.lib.me.us.

 

Environmental documentary

Kennebunk's Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will host a screening of the new, award-winning environmental documentary "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

This free event is open to the public.

For more details, call 985-2173.

SACO

E-waste and recycling day

Saco Bay Rotary Club will partner with the Saco Public Works Department and Waste Recycling Solutions to offer a electronics waste and recycling day for the general public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 351 North St.

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