April 22, 2013


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Jim Sharp will share his experiences on the sea and talk about the Sail, Power and Steam Museum during his talk Thursday at the Union Masonic Lodge in the town of Union.

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The meeting is intended to assess the perceived health needs of the community or the top health priorities.

The partnership is looking to engage new partners to move forward with projects that will improve the health of those who live, work and play in the communities it serves.

The program is funded primarily through the Fund for a Healthy Maine Dollars, administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

For more details, call Betsy Kelly at 608-8369 or email bkelly@goodall hospital.org.


Piping plovers program

Scarborough Public Library will host a program detailing piping plovers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, presented by the Maine Audubon Society.

Traczie Bellinger, a seasonal biologist with Maine Audubon, will discuss the interplay between these small, endangered shore birds that make their home on Maine's coastal beaches.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 883-4723, ext. 6279. You may also visit the Piping Plover and Least Tern Project page on Maine Audubon Society's website at http://maineaudubon.org.


Kindergarten readiness night

The Portland Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Readiness Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at East End Community School, 195 North St.

Children who turn 5 on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to
attend kindergarten in the fall.

A panel of staff members from across the district will attend the session to field related questions.

The event is sponsored by the district's preschool programming staff.

Organ solo and duet

Organists Randall Mullin and Albert Melton will present a program of music for organ solo and duet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, 143 State St.

Showcasing the historic 1928 E.M. Skinner organ, the program will include duets of music by German composer Adolph Hesse and Canadian composer Denis B?rd.

Melton will perform solo works by Dietrich Buxtehude, and Mullin will be featured in a performance of Louis Vierne's Third Symphony for Organ.

While there is no admission charge, contributions to the St. Luke's Clergy Discretionary Funds are appreciated.

For more details, call 772-5434.

Puppet fairy tales event

The Children's Puppet Workshop at Mayo Street Arts will present a handful of puppet fairy tales at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Public Library's Sam L. Cohen Children's Library.

Performed by students from the LearningWorks program, the show will include shadow puppets they made themselves and is under the direction of Alex Adams of Paper Bull Puppets.

The shows will include the Three Little Pigs and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and celebrate getting children up on stage and having fun.

For more details, call Jerri Blatt at 871-1700 Ext. 707.


Gelato Fiasco scoop-a-thon

The Gelato Fiasco flagship store will host a benefit scoop-a-thon on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 74 Maine St.

All sales of gelato or coffee beyond the seasonal daily average, will be donated to the Brunswick Teen Center.

Last year's scoop-a-thon raised $3,367, with more than 900 people participating.

For more details, call 607-4002 or 721-0754.


Squid Jiggers benefit show

Music with a Mission, a community concert series hosted by The North Windham Union Church, presents The Squid Jiggers with Troy Bennett and Dave Rowe in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 23 Roosevelt Trail.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids and seniors

Box office opens at 6:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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