May 6, 2013



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Chowders like this will be the stars at Old Orchard Beach’s fifth annual Chowderfest. The event is Saturday afternoon at the pier.

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Celebrate spring with music

The St. Mary Schola, under the direction of Bruce Fithian, will celebrate the arrival of spring with a concert of light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, as performed by some of southern Maine's finest soloists.

Two concerts will be offered, both beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first will be held on Friday at the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and the second on Saturday at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, with a family cap of $40.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.


Chowderfest fundraiser

The fifth annual Chowderfest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on the pier at 2 Old Orchard St.

Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite selections of chowder for a $5 fee.

All proceeds will benefit the Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch.

For more details, call 934-3595.


Electronics recycling day

An electronics recycling day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall at Veterans Memorial Drive.

Items such as televisions, computers, printers, telephones, VCRs, DVDs, audio equipment and stereo systems may be dropped off.

Household appliances will not be accepted.

For more details, call Judy at 653-5989.


25-cent spring clothing sale

A 25-cent spring clothing sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hollis Elementary School, 554 River Road.

Proceeds are to benefit the Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship Fund.

For more details, call 692-2989.


Climatologist to give talk

Dr. George Jacobson, a Maine state climatologist and professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine at Orono, will speak at the annual meeting of the Three Rivers Land Trust at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Little Theatre at Nasson Community Center, 597 Main St.

All are welcome and admission is free, however donations are appreciated.

For more details, go to


Event benefits school

A supper and concert, benefiting Oxford Hills Christian Academy, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Hosanna Church sanctuary/multi purpose room at 109 Schoolhouse Road, just off Route 121.

The concert of Christian music will feature various artists, ranging from individual singer-songwriters and the band The Blacksmiths, to semi-classical singing. Admission is a freewill offering.

For more details, call Eric Hanson at 890-5979 or 539-2295.


World Fair Trade Day

Karma Fair Trade, at 570 Brighton Ave. at Rosemont Corner, will celebrate World Fair Trade Day Saturday.

Activities will include a recycled craft workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. and music, dancing, henna application, Yoga, giveaways, free coffee and chocolate, and raffles to raise funds and awareness for anti-trafficking organizations. For more details, call Karen at 831-4531.


Celebrate migratory birds

Wells Reserve at Laudholm will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with an interactive bird banding station from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wells National Estuarine Research. The event is free.

For more details, call 646-1555 or go to


All about Piping Plovers

A Maine Audubon Society presentation on the endangered shore birds known as Piping Plovers, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at McArthur Library, at 270 Main St.

Biologist Traiczie Bellanger will show a short promotional film about the Piping Plover conservation efforts in Maine and she will also discuss the history of the relationship between the species and humans. For more details, call the library at 284-4181.

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