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Friends of the library

The Friends of Kennebunk Free Library will hold their first general meeting of 2013 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in Hank's Room at 112 Main St. The meeting is open to all. For more details, call the library at 985-2173.


Tractor safety course

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County is accepting applications for its five-part 2013 Farm Tractor Safety Course, scheduled to run Tuesday evenings beginning April 30 at the Maine Forest Service Building on Route 26.

Participants in this certified course will receive practical training in the classroom, a shop session and an opportunity to operate a farm tractor.

Extension educator Richard Brzozowski will instruct. Cost is $15 and pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 26 participants.

For more details or to register, call 781-6099 or (800) 287-1471 (Maine only).


Genealogical workshop

The Yarmouth History Center will offer a genealogical workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 118 East Elm St. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning how to conduct a genealogical search.

The training will be taught by Vicky Thomas, and is open to beginners as well as those interested in taking the next step in their family search.

Cost is free to members and $10 for all others. Pre-registration is required.

For more details, call 846-6259 or email


Reducing fossil fuel use

The Climate Stewards Lecture "A Step-by-Step Guide for Reducing Your Fossil Fuel Use" will be given at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Tom Twist, sustainability officer for the Chewonki Foundation, will offer advice and useful tips on discerning and choosing green options.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Reservations are required by calling 646-1555 or going to

Relay for Life discount

Those who register to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of York County event by Tuesday will receive half off the registration fee, or just $5 per person.

To register a team, visit or call (800) 227-2345.

An information meeting about the event will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Junior High School cafeteria.

The 24-hour event will be held from 4 p.m. June 22 until 6 a.m. June 23 at the Wells High School track. To learn more, call (800) 227-2345.


Finding hunger solutions

The "Get Involved" Fair to End Hunger and Malnutrition in York County will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at York County Community College on College Drive.

The event will feature a diverse group of food system stakeholders to identify and implement sustainable solutions to ending hunger in York County.

It is sponsored by Partners for a Hunger-Free York County, with support from United Way of York County's Volunteer Center. The group is reviewing York County data, meeting with food security organizations and drafting a plan to combat hunger.


Lung cancer information

"Lung Cancer: Are You at Risk?" an American Cancer Society presentation that details the risk factors of lung cancer, prevention measures and the impact of the disease on the community, will be given at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Ave.

Hematologist and oncologist Mahesh Pandey, M.D., of St. Mary's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, will lead the discussion and answer questions.

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