July 15, 2013


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Doug Protsik of Woolwich will play an original score to accompany three silent film shorts at the Old Town House in Union on Saturday.

Photo courtesy Alison Metcalfe

For more details, call Sharon House at 929-4382.


Historical society programs

Maine Historical Society kicks off a new, four-part Summer in the Garden series Wednesdays in the Wadsworth-Longfellow Garden at 489 Congress St.

The first program, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, features the six-piece Serenade Band of Portland's Centennial Brass Band that recreates a group from 1850 to 1875. Bandmaster Jon Hall will provide historical narrative between selections.

On July 24, Maine poet and USM Stonecoast MFA Director Annie Finch performs. A book sale and signing will follow the reading.

On July 31, Jeffrey V. Wells and Allison Childs Wells, authors of "Maine's Favorite Birds," will share facts, stories and images. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

On Aug. 7, O'Donal's Nursery owner Jeff O'Donal will head a workshop detailing "Hands-On Historic Gardening."

The programs are free but pre-registration is required by calling 774-1822, ext. 215 or email lvpicard@mainehistory.org to register. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. Light refreshments will be served.

In case of rain, the events move to the MHS lecture hall.

Understanding Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, will present the free workshop "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at The Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road.

The informative session is designed to give an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do about signs of the disease.

The program is free, but advance registration is required by calling 772-0115, (800) 272-3900 or emailing bkirkpatrick@alz.org.

Free college workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host several free workshops on Essentials of College Planning for ages 19 and older.

Sessions will be held Monday and July 22 at Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St., and July 24, 30 and 31 at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St.; all sessions begin at 10 a.m.

To register, call (800) 281-3703 or go to http://meoc.maine.edu.

Puppet show and crafting

Peaks Island Puppets presents Solomon and Ashmedai at the Portland Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Children's Library at 5 Monument Square.

The show will be followed by puppet-making, designed for children ages 4 and older.

Puppeteers David Handwerker and Stephanie Eliot delight audiences of all ages with their storytelling antics. The show is directed by Julie Goell.

Camp songs for kids

The Crusher's Kids Concert Series continues its third season at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, with the second of five free events for children.

A concert of camp songs will be performed by Jon Call at the bandstand in Deering Oaks park in Portland; in the event of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to Reiche Community Center at 166 Brackett St.


Golfing for Salvation Army

There are still a few spaces available for the 16th annual Salvation Army Golf Tournament, set for Aug. 6 at the Dunegrass Country Club at 200 Wild Dunes Way.

The event will begin with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a 7:45 a.m. sharp tee-off. A barbecue lunch and an awards ceremony will immediately follow, including prizes.

Registration is $50.

Checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army and mailed to: Maj. Robert J. Reel, 117 Broadstone St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

For more details, call (717) 715-7003


Swap your accessories

Refashion your wardrobe at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center's summer Accessories Style Swap event set for 5 p.m. Thursday.

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