June 17, 2013



North Gorham library ready to launch summer programs

The North Gorham Public Library will kick off its summer programs at 10:30 a.m Saturday at 2 Standish Neck Road.

Storyteller Jody Fein will use stories, rhythm and music to entertain young children and their families.

A schedule of other summer events will be available at the program.

For more details, call 892-2575 or go to www.north-gorham.lib.me.us.


Rotary fishing tournament planned for July 19-21

The second annual Saco Bay Rotary & Alec Cry Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held from July 19-21 at Marston's Marina.

A $500 cash prize for the biggest fish and most fish caught by a team has been added to this year's catch and release tournament.

A Captain's Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Aquaboggan Water Park on Route 1, featuring a barbecue, catered by Famous Dave's, a beer and wine bar and live and silent auctions.

Proceeds will benefit the Rotary's Back Pack Program to provide weekend food for students of three area high schools.

For more details, call Leo Menard at 229-7525 or go to www.sacobayfishing.org.

Library, museum hosting colossal yard sale Saturday

Dyer Library and the Saco Museum will host a colossal yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit programs those facilities offer year round at at 371 Main St. This fundraiser is presented in conjunction with Saco Spirit's 44th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival and OOB 365's "Smoking at the Ballpark BBQ Festival."

Donations of gently used, family friendly goods to sell are appreciated but should not include clothing, upholstered furniture or bedding.

Donations can be dropped off at the library.

Space is available to rent for independent vendors at $20 per 10 x 10 spaces or $25 including a table.

For more details, call Nancy Tripp at 284-6997.


Methodist church plans flea market fundraiser

The West Kennebunk United Methodist Church will hold a Family Flea Market fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 160 Alfred Road.

Table rentals are available for $10.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more details, call 985-6632.


Historical Society plans talk on reporter's trip to Russia

The Yarmouth Historical Society June Lecture Program will feature a talk by Tom Bell at 7 p.m. Monday at the Yarmouth History Center, at 118 East Elm St.

Bell, a Yarmouth resident, is a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of a blog (www.peopleofthetiger.com) that chronicled his family's trip to the Russian Far East in 2012.

Bell will share photographs and speak about his family's experience in a remote mountain village where his wife, Svetlana, was raised.

For more details, call 846-6259 or go to www.yarmouthmehistory.org.


Library will host authors Tess Gerritsen, John Ford

Falmouth Memorial Library, at 5 Lunt Road, will host two author talks this week.

Author Tess Gerritsen will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday and former Maine game warden John Ford, author of "Suddenly the Cider Didn't Taste So Good" and the new "The Cider Still Tastes Funny!" will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Copies of the books will be available for sale and signing.

For more details, call 781-2351 or go to www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org.

Cooperative extension plans strawberry jam workshop

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will sponsor a low-sugar strawberry jam preserving workshop with community educator Kate McCarty from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104.

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