July 1, 2013



Senior driver safety courses planned for Friday, July 12

A Senior Driver Safety Course for ages 55 and older will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road.

Come and review the latest safe driving strategies and earn auto insurance discounts.

To register, call Ralph McLean at 829-4664 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registrations are due Saturday for a second AARP class for drivers age 50 and older from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 12 at the AARP State office, 1685 Congress St.

Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others. Class size is limited. To register, call John Hammon at 655-4943.


Tour the nooks, crannies of Castle Tucker on Friday

Come and peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a "Behind Closed Doors Tour" set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Site Manager Peggy Konitzky will lead this leisurely in-depth tour that includes rooms and stories not included on the general tour, that offer a deeper view of the daily life of family and guests in this unique mansion overlooking the Sheepscot River and the historic village of Wiscasset.

Cost is $10/$15.

Advance reservations are required.

Space is limited.

To reserve a place, call 882-7169 or go to www.HistoricNewEngland.org.


Library presents summer film series through Sept. 1

The York Public Library will present its ninth annual Summer Series of critically acclaimed films every Sunday evening through Sept. 1 at 15 Long Sands Road.

All screenings start at 7 p.m., the public is invited, and admission is free. Popcorn is free and beverages will be offered for $1.

This week's film is "Lincoln."

For more details, call 363-2818 or to to www.york.lib.me.us.


Wolfe's Neck Woods park presents nature programs

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, at 426 Wolfe Neck Road, offers nature programs at 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays through July 31. Most programs start at the circle of benches at the end of the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, and may include walks, talks and activities in a natural setting.

This week's programs include "Secrets of the Shore" talk on salt marshes on Monday; Osprey Watches on Tuesday and Sunday; a Casco Bay Walk on Wednesday; a Tide Pools walk on Thursday; a Tree Hunt on Friday; and a Stroll with the Ranger on Saturday.

All begin at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

No reservations are needed except for group use, and the programs are free with park admission, which is $1 for students, $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older.

For more details, call 865-4465.


Public library will resume summer story readings

The Scarborough Public Library will resume its summer story time schedule beginning Tuesday and ending Aug. 17.

Baby Lapsit, for children age 18 months and younger, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Library Meeting Room.

Toddler Time, for ages 18 months and older, meets at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday in the Meeting Room.

And, Family Story Time, for ages 3 to 7, will be held in the Amphitheater each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more details, go to www.scarboroughlibrary.org/children or call Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3.


Washburn-Norlands center showcases 19th century life

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 19th century rural life, opens for the season Tuesday.

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