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

A few shelter pets will be on site to meet with visitors.

For more details, call 985-3244 Ext. 117 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

Free health fair Saturday

University of New England, Portland campus, will hold an Inaugural Spring Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Finley Recreation Center.

Multiple organizations will be on hand to offer screening and educational services.

This event is free to all community members and snacks will be provided.

For more details, call Sharon Achu at (208) 794-7039 or Jeby Mathew at (201) 218-2942.

Oral cancer screenings

The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute and the Portland Community Free Clinic will offer a free oral cancer screening from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the clinic, located at 103 India St.

To schedule an appointment, call 874-8982.


Enter a Chowder Challenge

Registrations are being accepted for the Sixth Annual Blue Point Chowder Challenge, set for 4:30 tp 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road.

A panel of guest chefs will sample chowder submissions, including but not limited to corn, fish and seafood chowder, awarding prizes to top winners.

Sign-up deadline is Friday; call Sara Salisbury at 883-3773 or Anne and Shawn Brennan at 883-3159.

Entry fee is $8.

A portion of proceeds will go to Project G.RA.C.E.

Garden wisdom offered

Scarborough Garden Club will meet for a program titled "What's New In The Garden For 2013" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hillcrest Community Recreation Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave.

Guests and new members are welcome.

All meetings are free unless otherwise stated.

For more details, call 510-1514.


Democratic panel to meet

The York County Democratic Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 60 School St.

The evening will begin with a social time followed by a talk by guest speaker Attorney General Janet Mills.

For more details, call Diane Denk at 604-0838 or email denkhansen@gmail.com.

School art display ends soon

The Celebrate Student Art: RSU 23 Art Show, on display at the Saco Museum as part of the National Youth Art Month, will end Saturday.

The exhibition features the art works of students from Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton; Jameson Elementary School, Loranger Middle School, and Old Orchard Beach High School in Old Orchard Beach; and C. K. Burns School, Young School, Governor John Fairfield School and Saco Middle School.

More than 2,000 artworks are on display, including paintings, pastels and sculptures.

The exhibit is organized and curated by local art teachers Piper Bolduc, Debra DiGregorio, Martha Gagne, Joanne Matusko, Diane Noble, Judy Puiia and Dawn Strandburg. 

The display can be viewed from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 372 Main St.

Both the museum and Dyer Library will be closed Monday in observance of Patriots Day.

For more details, call 283-3861 or go to www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.


Cancer-related fatigue is topic

St. Mary's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will offer a talk on reducing symptoms and finding relief for cancer-related fatigue at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Ave.

Guest speakers will include hematologist and oncologist Dr. Gregory Emmons, oncology certified nurse Chris Gervais and physical therapist Rebecca Harrington, who each will share in their area of expertise.

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