August 26, 2013



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Bigelow Laboratory’s Cafe Scientifique summer series concludes with a talk by marine virus ecologist and senior research scientist Joaquin Martinez on Tuesday in East Boothbay.

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Playwright and College of the Atlantic alumna Andrea Lepcio returns to the campus Tuesday for a lecture on contemporary arts.

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Fire department yard sale

The Lebanon Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary will host their fourth annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fire Station, located at Depot and Upper Cross roads.

Proceeds from the yard sale will go toward the purchase of a thermal imaging camera.

Donated items for the sale are appreciated. To drop off items or have them picked up, please call the station at 457-3922 and leave a message.

Garden club's annual party

The Southern Maine Garden Club will hold its annual garden party and membership drive at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Belgian Meadows Farm at 279 Merchants Row.

The event will include a light dinner, tours of the farm by owner Steve Colling and carriage rides.

The club also will hold its annual hat contest, with prizes awarded in three categories: most creative, funniest and most elegant.

The club meets at the Springvale Library on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:45 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

For more details, call Mary Saltmarsh at 324-5394 or Donna Claveau at (603) 332-4860.

For directions to the farm, go to


Maine author John Ford Sr.

John Ford Sr., author of "Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good: The Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine" and "This Cider Still Tastes Funny," will share his experiences as a Maine game warden at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St. 

A time for audience questions and book signings will follow. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 625-4650.


Steamboats on Sebago

The program "Steamboats on Sebago," detailing how life used to be on Sebago Lake and local environs, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Windham Veterans Center, behind Big Lots at the Windham Mall.

Refreshments will be served, and questions will be taken from audience members.  

Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

AARP driver safety class

Reservations are due by Sept. 2 for an AARP driver safety class, for drivers age 50 and older, to be presented from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Windham Public Library, at 217 Windham Center Road.

Registration fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others.

To register, call John Hammon, volunteer instructor, at 655-4943.


Tomato preservation class

The University of Maine  Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County will offer a tomato preservation workshop with food preservation community education assistant Kate McCarty from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104.

Cost is $15 per person, and scholarships are available.

To register online and see details of future workshops go to or call 781-6099.


Series on the health care act

The Patten Free Library will host the three-part series "The Affordable Care Act and What It Means For You" starting Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at 33 Summer St.

Members of the outreach and education team from Maine Community Health Options will present on the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance marketplace and the new CO-OP health insurance option for Maine residents. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

The programs are free and open to the public. Maine Community Health Options is Maine's first nonprofit, consumer operated and oriented health insurance plan. 

MCHO enrollment opportunities will begin on Oct. 1 with coverage policies effective Jan. 1, 2014. 

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