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

Upcoming sessionss include an orientation for new volunteers, followed by "Secrets of a Great Guide" and several specialized topics for each group program offered by Wells Reserve.

No experience or special expertise is necessary.

School groups typically spend two or three hours exploring habitats that include fields, forests, salt marshes and a sandy beach. Special activities take place at multiple stops along the way.

To learn more about training, visit

To sign up, call Paige at 207-646-1555 Ext 110.


Poetry for middle schoolers

The Scarborough Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with a series of events for middle school students.

"Sweet Tweets" workshops, a form of Twitter poetry using 140 characters or fewer, will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and again on April 7.

And a "Poetry Share" will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 10 for middle schoolers interested in performing their original poetry in front of a live audience. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Registration is recommended for the "Sweet Tweets" workshops by calling Youth Services at 883-4723 opt. 3.

Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information details, go to


History lecture set

Early New England church silver pieces and their characteristics and history will be the subject of a talk by historian Barbara Ward at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Berwick Academy's Jeppesen Science Center on Academy Street.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Ward's lecture is part of the Old Berwick Historical Society's 2013 series of talks.

For more details, call 384-0000.


Help for cancer patients

Southern Maine Medical Center's Walk Away From Cancer program begins Tuesday at the Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin St.

Cancer paients diagnosed within the past year or those currently in treatment are welcome to attend the sessions, which take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays March 26 to May 9.

The meetings are designed to provide the tools and motivation to begin and sustain a program of exercise, nutritional education and emotional strength and coping skills.

It is free to participants or their family thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation.

To register, call Peggy Belanger, RN, at 283-7320.


High school musical

Marshwood High School students will perform the musical "Disco Inferno" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again April 5 and 6 at Marshwood High School auditorium.

The play features more than a dozen popular disco-era songs from the 1970s.

Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance, or $10 at the door.

For advance tickets, go to or call Denise Brooks at 384-4500.


Library welcomes writers

Music and the written word dominate the programs being offered at Camden Public Library this week.

A premiere songwriters session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the second-floor meeting room at 55 Main St.

Songwriter David Dodson will lead the session.

Also on Tuesday, the panel discussion "Specifically for Maine Authors" will be held at 7 p.m. featuring writing and publishing tips by authors Lynn Fernands, Steve Powell and Jane Karker.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Mark Berry of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust will present the story of community-led conservation of the forest landscape around Grand Lake Stream, including a 15-minute documentary film, slide talk and discussion.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

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