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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

Seating is limited. To register, call 777-8458.


Library offers four events

Camden Public Library will offer four community events this week at 55 Main St.

Maine State Archaeologist and Author Bruce Bourque will talk about his book, "The Swordfish Hunters," which details the history of Maine's paleo-Indians, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The program "Avian Haven," presented by the Midcoast Audubon Society and Diane Winn and Marc Payne, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday about work at the year-round wild bird rehabilitation center in Freedom.

A Spring Clean-up Day in Camden Park and Amphitheatre will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Clean-up volunteers will meet Dave Jackson in the park. They are encouraged to bring gloves and rakes for the work.

Also on Saturday, there will be a Star Gazing Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. atop Beech Hill in Rockport. The event is co-sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

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


Three programs at library

York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, will offer three community programs this week.

A Poetry Evening, in roundtable format, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Priscilla Cookson will head the session and participants should bring along prose that includes April or spring themes.

Also on Tuesday, Maine Audubon biologist Traczie Bellinger will head a program about piping plovers, an endangered shorebird, at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, from 3:30 to 5:30, there will be a Muslim Journeys Reception to unveil that library's new collection of books, films and resources that are intended to introduce readers to the beliefs, practices and cultures of Islam and Muslims in the United States and around the world.

The reception is being held in collaboration with the York Diversity Forum.

For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.


Finnish heritage group to meet

The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Finnish-American Heritage Center at 8 Maple St.

The meeting will begin with a membership potluck dinner, followed by the annual meeting and election of officers for the coming year.

For more details, call Barbara Payne at 743-5677.


Pride Day, road cleanup on tap

The Lebanon Rescue Department will oversee its third annual Lebanon Pride Day and Roadside Clean-up event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Lebanon Rescue will offer trash bags, safety vests and gloves to those who need them.

Volunteers will meet at the Lebanon Town Offices, at 15 Upper Guinea Road, to register so that road crews will know what areas to collect trash from.

To register in advance, go to www.facebook.com/lebanonrescue and click on the Lebanon Pride Day event to log the area you are cleaning.

For more details, call Assistant Chief Jason Cole at 608-5615 or email asstchiefcole@lebanonrescue.com.

The Rescue will offer a free barbecue meal from noon to 1 p.m. for all volunteers.

Rain date is April 27 and will be posted on line at www.lebanonrescue.com.


Spring luncheon planned

Reservations are being accepted through April 29 for the Coastal Senior College's annual spring luncheon on May 3 at the Samoset Resort, featuring guest speaker Colin Woodard, an award-winning journalist and author.

Tickets are $25 and must be paid for with a credit card when a reservation is made.

The choice of entrees is either oven-roasted Atlantic salmon or vegetarian lasagna.

The doors open at 11:30 for the noon serving and the public is welcome.

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