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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Talk on contemporary arts

Award winning playwright and College of the Atlantic alumna Andrea Lepcio, '79, will speak with COA's new performing arts professor Jodi Baker about contemporary theater and the power of the performing arts during a lecture at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Deering Common Community Center, 105 Eden St.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more details, call Kim Child at 801-5625 or email


50 years after historic march

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's. "I Have A Dream" speech, the Portland Public Library will host a panel discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday featuring Mainers who were at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 as part of that historic event.

Those attendees will discuss their memories, reflections and challenges for the 21st century. Relive one of the iconic moments of the Civil Rights struggle and reflect on its challenge for today. 

The event will be held in the Rines Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Portland Singing event

There will be a Portland Singing event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at The New Church at 302 Stevens Ave.

The Shape Note singing event is a free, participatory event, not a performance.

No experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome.

Participants will sing from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition.

Books will be available for loan or purchase.

For those who can, please bring a snack to share during the break.


Picnic with music, fireworks

A picnic featuring live music and a fireworks display will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Field on Harpswell Neck Road, on Route 123.  

The local American Legion post will be on site to offer sales of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and cold drinks. Attendees should feel free to bring their own meals. Picnic tables will be set up.

Fireworks will begin about 8:15 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 833-5583.


Widows conference

Reservations are being accepted for the 2013 "Making the Widows Heart Sing" Widows Conference, set for Sept. 20 and 21 at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave.

The event will include a 7 p.m. opening reception Sept. 20 titled "Finding Your Mission: A Purpose Worth Living For."

The guest speaker is Miriam Neff.

The Sept. 21 session will include a 9 a.m. talk titled "What We Have Now: Tools For the Transition," followed by workshops from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. and the concluding talk, "Facing Forward: Bold Living in Our New Life," to be given from 1:45-3 p.m.; there will be a lunch break from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Attendees may choose to attend a variety of workshops, with subject matters including dealing with depression and isolation, grief support groups, starting a widow's ministry, elder abuse, personal finance, safety, Social Security and Medicare and outreach tips on connecting with others through offering evangelistic socials and connecting with men's ministries.

The cost is $25 and includes the cost of lunch on Sept. 21. Scholarships are available.

Sign up by Sept. 14.

To register online go to or make a check payable to East Auburn Baptist Church and mail it to: Widow Ministry, East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn, ME 04210.

For more details, call 782-0348.


Historical Society meeting

The Phippsburg Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phippsburg Sportsmens Club on Route 209.

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