August 19, 2013


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Re-enactor Ken Hamilton explains native life in the Berwick area during the late 1600s at a presentation at South Berwick’s Counting House Museum. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

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Sunday marks the deadline to reserve a spot for the Mid-Coast Audubon Benefit Lobster Bake on Hog Island in Muscongus Bay Sept. 1.  

The $40 fee includes transportation to and from the island, a traditional lobster bake with dessert and coffee, campfire and walks around the island. The first boat will leave for the island at 3 p.m., dinner will be served at 5 p.m. (BYOB) and the last boat will leave the island at 7 p.m.   

To reserve a spot, email with "lobsters" in the subject line, or call 380-1370.  

Mail payment to Seabird Sue, 11 Audubon Road, Bremen ME 04551. 


Introductory course in Spanish offered

"Spanish for Gringos," an introductory course in conversational Spanish, will be taught from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 17.

Teacher Dan Duffy will instruct those who know little or no Spanish, in basic reading, speaking and understanding of the Spanish language. The class is free to anyone interested. However, class size is limited to 25 participants.

 Advance registration is required by calling Duffy at 310-1038 or email


Hospital offering programs for health management

Southern Maine Medical Center will offer a number of community resource programs for prevention and health management over the next two weeks. 

Look Good, Feel Better Program will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at River Ridge Center, 3 Brazier Lane, Kennebunk, for women who are experiencing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. Pre-registration is required by calling 283-7320.

A Macrobiotics Natural Foods Cooking Class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser, 50 Moody St., Saco, teaching about whole foods and cooking techniques. 

Big Brother/Big Sister School will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at SMMC, introducing children ages 3-6 to their new role as a sibling to a newborn. 

A Breastfeeding Class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 by SMMC's board-certified lactation consultants. 

A Safe Baby Infant Safety & Infant/Toddler CPR class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29. Cost is $$15/$25. 

All classes are held at the hospital at One Medical Center Drive unless otherwise noted.

Pre-registration is required by calling 283-7987. 


Middle Eastern ensemble to perform at library

The Norway Memorial Library will host a performance by the Middle Eastern ensemble Okbari at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of its Muslim Journeys program series. 

Okbari members Amos Libby and Eric LaPerna will give a brief history of Middle Eastern music and instruments and play traditional Middle Eastern music. 

 Free tickets are available for this program at the library's Information Desk. Tickets are required for attendance and will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

For more details, call 743-5309 or go to

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