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For more details, go to www.cumberlandshonshine.com or call Dan Fossett at 829-6465.


Step-parents program

A Kids First step-parents class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., suite 104.

This four-hour workshop is designed to help step-parents and biological parents understand the typical ups and downs experienced by each person in a new family.

Topics will include ways to ease the transition process, set boundaries and become comfortable in new roles and relationships.

Cost is $60 per person and $100 per couple. To register, call 761-2709.


Cancer center benefit

The Cancer Community Center's annual Summertime Social will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday at East Coast Yacht Sales, 106 Lafayette St., Route 88.

There will be a lobster bake, dancing to the Don Campbell Band, a live auction and raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Community Center of South Portland.

For tickets or more details, go to www.cancercommunitycenter.org.


Be Healthy run and walk

Southern Maine Medical Center is accepting registrations for its third annual Be Healthy 5K Run/Walk on June 29 to benefit the SMMC Center for Breast Care.

The 5K race begins at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 a.m. along the Eastern Trail, located adjacent to the hospital campus.

Pre-registration is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. Those who register by Friday will receive a free T-shirt.

For more details, call Karen Chasse at 283-7238 or go to www.smmc.org.

Walk Away from Cancer

Southern Maine Medical Center is offering Walk Away from Cancer, a program designed for people who have been diagnosed with cancer within the last 12 months or who are currently in treatment.

The program provides participants with the tools and motivation to begin and sustain a program of exercise, nutritional education and emotional strength and coping skills. Sessions will run until July 11, every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at SMMC and the Eastern Trail.

Thanks to a $5,000 grant by the Maine Cancer Foundation, this program is being offered at no cost to participants or their family members.

For more information about the program, contact SMMC's cancer care coordinator Peggy Belanger, RN, at 283-7320.

Day of Caring in York County

United Way of York County is gearing up for its 18th annual Day of Caring on Wednesday. This year, Day of Caring volunteers will be involved in 88 projects county-wide. A total of 983 volunteers from 41 businesses and 13 schools are expected to take part.

Donors have contributed $10,350 to make it possible for this day of service to take place.

The day will start at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at the Biddeford Ice Arena for volunteers. The breakfast will also feature the presenting of the York County Youth Spirit of Service Award to a young volunteer in York County.

To learn more or to be a part of the effort, go to www.buildcommunity.org or call 985-3359.

'Lost Trail' book event

McArthur Public Library will host Maine author Lynn Plourde and illustrator Ben Bishop, who will sign their book, "Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness," from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 270 Main St.

The book is a graphic novel retelling the classic story, "Lost on a Mountain in Maine." Copies of "Lost Trail" and some of Plourde's picture books will be on sale while supplies last.

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