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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Proceeds will benefit the Natural Resources Council of Maine and North Windham Union Church.

For more details, call 892-7149.


Last Friday Coffeehouse

The Last Friday Coffeehouse will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St.

Admission is $12.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more details, call Jeremy Strater at 963-7670.


Celebrities ready to dance

On Friday, eight midcoast celebrities will take the stage of the Strom Auditorium at 7 p.m. to show off their best dance moves in support of the Community Schools at Opportunity Farm and Camden for the Fifth Annual Dancing with Local Stars.

This year, competitors will be joined by eight all-stars from past shows.

Each of this year's stars will be paired with professional dance instructors from Swing and Sway Dancing and Kinetic Energy Alive, which also will showcase their own contemporary work.

Students of the Community Schools will perform a hip hop routine.

Rounding out the show will be zumba, tap, ballet, contemporary and bellydance performances from Korinna's Dance, Rockport Dance Conservatory, Atlantic Ballet Company, Triple Threat Theater and Nathifa Shakti of Bellyton.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door; $10 for children ages 12 and under.

For details, call 236-3000 or go to www.thecommunityschools.org.


Dining, music and shopping

The Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, at 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village, invites you to listen to the music while you dine on Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Saturday Night Supper presented by the church's Choir and Music Committee. Feast on savory casseroles, baked beans, salads, homemade pies, and some great tunes for your listening enjoyment. It's music to your mouth and ears, all for only $7 adults and $4 children 8 and under, with a max of $20 for families with young children, and that includes rolls and beverages. The incredible Wings 'n' Things Clothes Closet will also be open downstairs from 6 to 7 p.m., so you can go shopping after you dine.


Library celebrates Earth Day

The Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust will celebrate Earth Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Donors of three new land reserves will be honored along with volunteers who participated in trail development and the American chestnut restoration, New England cottontail rabbit habitat restoration and roadside sign projects.

A short annual meeting will follow refreshments.

For more details, call 324-4280.

Fundraiser for Autism Society

Sanford Elks Lodge will host its annual fundraising event in support of the Autism Society of Maine from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday at 13 Elm St.

The event features a Chance Auction with thousands of dollars of prizes to be awarded after 9 p.m. Dance music will be provided by DJ Dick Fredette from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more details, call Nancy Gendreau at 651-1595 or email Nancy@GoGendreau.com.

Bowling for Veterans

Crusher, the Maine Red Claws basketball team mascot, will make an appearance at the fifth annual Bowling for Veterans Bowl-A-Thon event, set for Saturday at the Bowl-A-Rama.

The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony, starting at 8 a.m.

Local World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans, representing various armed services, will be recognized throughout the eight-hour event.

The public is invited to attend.

The $10 registration fee includes bowling, shoes and breakfast on Sunday.

Families and individuals are welcome to participate with a donation to the Bowl-A-Thon. Funds raised will support programs that provide financial aid, food, clothing and other essentials for veterans, homeless veterans and veterans' families and toys for children. To register, call Cindy DeCosta at 892-5333 or Bonnie Boisvert at 490-1858.


Secondhand book sale

The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop half-price sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Red Barn, 115 Elm St.

Everything in the store, from paperback and hard-cover books to puzzles, music and movies, will be on sale at half price.

For more details, call 563-7807 or go to www.skidompha.org.

Correction: This listing was corrected at 2:03 p.m., April 22, 2013, to state that 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.

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