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

To reserve a spot, call (800) 286-1594.


Amnesty on library fines

Vose Library, at 392 Common Road, is offering an amnesty period through April 27 in celebration of National Library Week.

During that period all fees will be waived for individuals who return overdue books or materials.

For more details, call 784-4733.


Vacation-week fun at Walker

Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., is offering the following youth activities for students during school vacation: Tuesday,"Board Games Galore!"; Wednesday, "Wii Freeplay!"; Thursday, "Fingerpainting!"; Friday, "Wii Freeplay!"; and Saturday, "Crafty Kids Bird Seed Ornament!"

For more details, email jsantomauro@westbrook.me.us or call 854-0630.


Coyote presentation at library

Conservation biologist Geri Vistein will provide the visual and interactive presentation "Coyote - America's Song Dog" at 6:30 pm. Wedneday at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited.

For more details, call 781-2351.



Memory Network workshops

Maine Historical Society, in partnership with the Maine State Library and Maine Archives & Museums Maine Memory Network, is accepting enrollment for its 21st Century Skills Workshops.

The free, half-day workshops introduce attendees to the opportunities that local history, technology and Maine Memory Network provide to develop professional skills, increase the capacity of institutions, engage communities and deepen collaboration with historical societies, libraries, schools and other community organizations.

Library and historical society/museum professionals, educators, volunteers and members of the general public are invited to sign-up.

The workshops include an in-depth, interactive demonstration of Maine Memory Network and its many search tools and content offerings.

Current dates and locations include: April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cherryfield Free Public Library; 1 to 4 p.m. May 2 at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta; and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Bangor Public Library.

Registration deadline is three business days prior to the workshop date.

For more details, call Larissa Vigue Picard, Community Partnership Coordinator, at lvpicard@mainehistory.org or 774-1822 Ext. 215.


Dinner to honor senior citizens

Maine School Administrative District 6 is accepting reservations for its Senior Citizen's Annual Appreciation Night and Dinner, set for 5 to 7 p.m. May 23 at Bonny Eagle High School.

Senior residents from the towns of Buxton, Hollis, Limington, Standish and Frye Island are invited to attend the meal, which is offered free of charge.

Reservation deadline is by May 15 by calling Deb Tarbox at 929-3831 or 642-2480.


Meet up to clean up Saturday

The 14th Annual South Portland Land Trust Earth Day Cleanup will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, with trash collections being held along roadsides, trails and shorelines and at beaches and parks.

Volunteers will meet at the northeast corner of Mill Creek Park, at Hinckley Drive and Cottage Road, to register and receive bags, gloves and instructions.

For more details, email Jon Dore at sopolandtrust@gmail.com.


'Keep Bath Beautiful' Sunday

The Bath City Council's second annual "Keep Bath Beautiful" Cleanup Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

A meeting area will be set up at Bath City Hall, at 55 Front St.

Families and volunteer organizations are encouraged to get a group together to participate.

City councilors will provide maps, trash bags, recycling bins, gloves, hand sanitizer and refreshments to those who are willing to help clean up refuse along streets and roadsides.

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