April 15, 2013



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Lebanon Girl Scouts pick up litter beside the Carl Broggi Highway during the 2012 Lebanon Pride Day. This year’s cleanup event is Saturday.

Photo courtesy Jason Cole

Kite construction at museum

April vacation week is Kite Week at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Beginning Monday, two kite building workshops will be held each day during the week, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11:30 a.m., with a new kite design offered each day.

A variety of skill levels and ages are accommodated. Younger children wishing to participate in kite building activities should be accompanied by an adult.

Seating and materials are limited, and advance registration is encouraged.

Admission for visitors who would like to view the museum is $15 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for children. 

For more details or to register for a workshop, call Ethan Yankura at 594-4418.


Laser shows at planetarium

The full dome Sky Laser System returns to the Southworth Planetarium, at 70 Falmouth St..

Monday shows will include "Laser Orion" at noon, "Laser Beatles" at 2 p.m., "Laser Perseus and Andromeda" at 3 p.m., "Electrolaze," a new techno/dance laser show at 7 p.m. and "Laser Hypnotica" at 8 p.m.

Tuesday shows will include "Laser Perseus and Andromeda" at noon, "Electrolaze" at 2 p.m., "Laser Orion" at 3 p.m., "Laser Vinyl" at 7 p.m. and "Laser Music Show: Fright Night" at 8 p.m.

Wednesday shows to be featured include "Laser Orion" at noon, "Laser Beatles" at 2 p.m., "Laser Perseus and Andromeda" at 3 p.m., "Laser Beatles" at 7 p.m. and "Laser Mania" at 8 p.m.

Friday shows will include "Laser Orion" at noon, "Laser Beatles" at 2 p.m., "Laser Perseus and Andromeda" at 3 p.m., "Laser Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon" at 7 p.m. and "Laser Vinyl" at 8 p.m.

Saturday's show will include "Laser Perseus and Andromeda" at 1 p.m., "Laser Orion" at 3 p.m. "Laser Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon" at 7 p.m. and "Laser Led Zeppelin" at 8 p.m.

The shows end Sunday with two viewings: "Laser Orion" at 1 p.m. and "Laser Perseus and Andromeda" at 3 p.m.

Admission is $5.50 per person and $1 for 3-D glass rentals.

For more details, call 780-4249 or go to www.usm.maine.edu/planet.

Volunteer for Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is looking for volunteers from Northern New England to help with the annual Northern New England Walk for Autism. A few committee leader positions are open and no experience is necessary as the organization will coach and train volunteers.

An information night, advancing the walk, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marion Garrish Community Center, 39 W Broadway, Derry, N.H.

Join USM's Day of Service

The University of Southern Maine's Fourth Annual Day of Service will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The campuswide initiative is expected to engage 150-200 students, faculty, staff and alumni in giving back to our community.

Volunteers can sign up for one-time projects at locations such as Partners for World Health, Portland Trails, Rippling Waters Organic Farms, and the Maine Veterans' Home.

There will also be projects to clean up trash in the Back Bay, on Peaks Island and at Longfellow Park.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex, followed by an event kick-off at 10:15 a.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants along with a custom-designed Day of Service T-shirt.

Transportation to service sites will also be available.

Pre-registration is available online at: http://www.usm.maine.edu/community/sign-usm-day-service.

Program on animal care

The Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk will offer a hands-on program about animal care and handling from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine on Free Street.

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