March 11, 2013



St. Patrick's parade

The Irish American Club of Maine will hold its annual St. Patrick's Day parade at noon Sunday, with appearances by Claddagh Mohr and Dunlop pipe bands, the Maine State Police Emerald Society, Girl Scouts, the Boys and Girls Club, Maine Gaelic Sports Alliance, the Stillson School of Irish Dance and Mayor Michael Brennan.

The parade will begin at the Fish Pier on Commercial Street and proceed toward the State Pier for final presentations.

For more details, call Kathy Reilly at 712-5191 or email

'Sea Smoke' author talk

Miriam Nesset will speak about her novel, "Sea Smoke," at the Portland Public Library's Friday Local Author Series at noon Friday in Meeting Room No. 5 at 5 Monument Square.

Nesset's book, a mystical love story and mystery novel, is set against the backdrop of the New England mast industry and rebellion against British oppression.

For more details, call Meaghan Arzberger at 985-3359.


Teen Tech Week at library

Patten Free Library, at 33 Summer St., will host two events for teens this week as part of Teen Tech Week 2013.

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those offered through libraries.

From 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, teens will have the opportunity to use the library's six iPads to learn about the photography features and apps to make photo collages, comics and other publications. The iPads will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A librarian will be available to assist students as needed.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, teens are invited to a Just Dance 4 session. A Wii game console will be set up in the second floor Community Room; the game, which involves following dance moves set to popular music, will be projected on the library's movie screen.

The events are free. Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated. For more details, call Roberta Jordan at 443-5141, ext. 25 or email


'Lee's Last Casualty' talk

The Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will feature the talk "Lee's Last Casualty: The Life and Letters of Sgt. Robert W. Parker, Second Virginia Cavalry" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library's Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St.

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

Archaeologist to speak

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will sponsor a talk with Leith Smith, a historic archaeologist with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Curtis Memorial Library.

For more details, call Ed Friedman, 666-3372.


Easter Eggstravaganza

The Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department will host its 2013 Easter Eggstravaganza event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Orchard Beach High School Gymnasium on E. Emerson Cummings Boulevard.

The event will including Easter egg hunts for all ages, including a preschool and toddler area, photograph opportunities with the Easter Bunny, crafts, facepainting, a bounce house, door prizes and raffles.

For more details, call 934-0860 or go to


'ABCs of Investing'

The Camden Public Library will host "The ABCs of Investing" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 55 Main St.

The talk is part of the library's Financial Literacy Series to educate community members about better ways to handle their finances. The session will be led by Lowrie Sargent of Maine Asset Management in Bangor and Rosemary Weymouth of Better Investing, a nonprofit financial advisory organization.

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