March 25, 2013



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Marshwood High School drama students rehearse scenes from their musical, “Disco Inferno,” which will be performed Friday and Saturday and April 5 and 6 at the South Berwick school’s auditorium.

Photo courtesy of A. Miller

Jazz cabaret planned

Cape Elizabeth High School jazz students will present a jazz cabaret at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria, at 345 Ocean House Road.

The program, directed by Tom Lizotte, showcases three big bands, five combos and the Cape Elizabeth High School chorus.

The Portland-based Fogcutters big band also will perform.

The cafeteria will be transformed into an intimate jazz cafe, where coffee and desserts will be available for purchase and served by student waiters.

Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors, with a maximum charge of $15 per family.

Festival of colors

The Indian Organization of Maine will celebrate its annual Festival of Colors event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fort Williams Picnic Shelter.

T-shirts and dry color powders will be available for playing at the site. Tea and snacks will be provided by volunteers.

Spots are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Farm, woodlot workshop

The workshop "Current Use Property Tax Programs for Farm and Woodlot Owners and their Communities to Consider" will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Topsham Municipal Building, at 100 Main St.

The session is designed to educate farm and woodlot owners, municipal leaders and tax assessors about farmland and tree growth property tax,farmland registration and the Maine voluntary municipal farm support program.

Assessors will earn two recertification credits.

Registration is free. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call Beverly Gerardi at 370-6045 or email


Author to discuss Edison

Author and University of Tennessee Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Ernest Freeberg will detail his new new book, "Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America," at 7 p.m. Thursday at the next Maine Historical Society meeting at 489 Congress St.

Freeberg's talk is part of a series of programs related to the society's current museum exhibit, "Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine," which ends Tuesday and features items from the historic collections of Central Maine Power.

For more details, go to


Genealogy buffs invited

Free Genealogy Get-Togethers return to the Curtis Memorial Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26 through April 23 at 23 Pleasant St.

Pejepscot Genealogical Society President Brian Bouchard will head the five-week, intermediate series of genealogy workshops, from getting organized to planning a successful genealogy trip.

Workshops are free. Attend some or all. No pre-registration required.

For more details, call 725-5242, Ext. 211 or email


Ballet, books collide

Two creative arts for kids -- ballet and children's books -- come together this spring

Young dancers from Maine State Ballet in Falmouth are teaming up with picture book author David Ira Rottenberg to create unique one-hour performances for elementary school students of Gorham, Portland and Scarborough.

Rottenberg will read his book "Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig," while the ballerinas dance and act out the story.

After the performances, the Maine State Ballet dancers and the author will answer questions from students.

Performances will be held Wednesday at Blue Point, Eight Corners and Pleasant Hill primary schools in Scarborough; and on April 11 at Hall and Reiche elementary schools in Portland, and at Great Falls Elementary School in Gorham.

For more details, call Rottenberg at (508) 653-8839, email or go to


Get your compost bin

The Sanford Public Works Department is selling backyard compost bins through April 11.

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