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Flannel quilt kits and hands-on instructions will be provided for attendees, who need basic sewing machine skills and a machine in good working order.

Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that provides handmade blankets to children who are seriously ill or in crisis.

In 2012, the organization distributed 2,216 blankets to Cumberland and York County agencies.

For more details or to reserve a spot, call Melodie Provost at 284-5606.

CPR and first aid course

South Portland Adult Education is offering a full CPR and First Aid Certification course from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at South Portland High School's library at 637 Highland Ave.

Cost is $79. Pre-registration is required by calling 756-2169 or emailing


Cancer care events

The Cancer Care Center of York County is celebrating its seventh year with three events this month.

At noon Wednesday, Melanie Cogan, N/P, Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, Cancer Care Center of York County, will offer "Living with Late and Long Term Effects of Cancer Treatment," a survivorship program.

At noon March 21, Gina Mosher, OTR/L, rehabilitation manager at Goodall Hospital, will lead the talk "Energy Conservation: Doing More with Less," a discussion on a variety of ways to conserve bodily energy.

And from 2 to 4 p.m. March 25, a trained volunteer cosmetologist will offer the program, "Look Good Feel Better," offering advice to cancer patients on coping with skin changes and hair loss, as well as make-up techniques, skin care and wigs to help those undergoing treatments for cancer to feel better about how they look.

All programs will be held at the Cancer Care Center. Pre-registration is required. For more details, call Shannon at 459-1658.

Waban Telethon on Saturday

The 42nd annual Waban Telethon will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Ignatius Gymnasium on Riverside Avenue, with two satellite fundraisers set for Wednesday and Friday.

The Knights of Columbus will offer three fundraising meals: a baked haddock dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Ignatius Gym for $5/$10; breakfast items, coffee and juice from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and lunch at noon Saturday.

A Bowling for Waban event also will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bowl-A-Rama on Main Street.

All funds raised will be used for developmental therapy, specialized equipment, therapeutic recreation and other services for children who attend Waban's Fraser-Ford Child Development Center or who receive services from the Children's Case Management Program.

For more details, go to


Woman's club to meet

Anne Cress, state president of the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs, will speak at 1 p.m. Thursday at the next meeting of the Gorham Woman's Club, meeting in the fellowship hall of the First Parish Church on Church Street.

The knitted, crocheted and hand-sewn clothing and receiving blankets and wraps for premature infants of needy families created as part of the statewide President's Project will be on display.

Members also will be accepting book bags and books for a preschool library project they are working on.

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

For more details, call Nancy Taber at 839-6375 or email


'The Invisible War' viewing

Tri-County Mental Health Services and the Maine VISTA Program will host a free viewing of the 2013 Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Invisible War" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Stevens Brook Elementary School.

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