September 17, 2013

Events

CAMDEN

Learn about role of bats

Bat enthusiast Annie Kassler will dispel the myths associated with bats and discuss the essential role the creatures play in ecology and the global economy in a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

The talk is sponsored by Mid-Coast Audubon.

The program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

For more details, go to www.thomas.edu.

NORTH YARMOUTH

Notable citizens to be cited

The town will recognize Ursula Baier and Bob Geyer as its 2013 Distinguished Citizens during a Fun Day event beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the town bandstand on the Village Green on Route 115.

The Distinguished Citizens Award was created by the town's Events Committee to recognize residents who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the community.

Baier is being recognized for increasing awareness of historic architecture, working to preserve local historic structures and playing a key role in the founding of Skyline Farm, comprised of 54 acres of protected fields and woods at town center. Skyline features exhibits of the carriages, sleighs and other horse-drawn vehicles that once provided local transport.

Geyer, a member of the North Yarmouth Fire Department since 1972, is being recognized for his dedication and excellence of service on behalf of the department and the community.

Baier and Geyer will be recognized just before the parade gets under way.

WINDHAM

Picnic for local lawmakers

Lake Region Democrats will honor local Democratic legislators at an end-of-summer picnic from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Rep. Jane Pringle. 

Guest speaker is U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, Democratic candidate for governor.

Admission is free, but there is a suggested contribution of $10 per person. Advance reservations can be made by emailing Twing4@outlook.com.

For more details, go to sherbunting@yahoo.com.

PORTLAND

Fundraiser to take flight

Keller Williams Realty Portland will sponsor its second annual Maine Suitcase Party fundraiser to benefit Camp Sunshine from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27.

Participants are invited to bring packed suitcases to the event, held in a private hangar at the Portland International Jetport, with grand prize raffle winners boarding a private jet, with a guest, for an expenses-paid weekend in New York City. Other prizes include weekend getaways at regional resorts and hotels.

Tickets start at $100 for first-class tickets, which includes a raffle ticket for the grand prize.

Jet-setter tickets are $250, and include access to a special private lounge area inside the hangar.

A corporate-level co-pilot package enables partygoers to purchase 12 first-class tickets for the price of 10 for $1,000.

Additional raffle entries can be purchased at the event for $50 each.

Tickets are available at www.campsunshine.org/support_us/donations/me_sp.php.

Camp Sunshine, in Casco, provides a respite for children and their families coping with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, kidney disease and lupus.

Keller Williams hopes to raise $80,000 at the event, enough to cover the cost of adding an entire new week for families at the camp. Last year's event raised $60,000.

For more details, go to www.mainesuitecaseparty.com or call Kim Tarbox at 879-9800.

Club to celebrate 40th

The Irish American Club of Maine will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a dinner and dance beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Irish Heritage Center at State and Gray streets.

The evening will feature a cocktail hour, a catered buffet dinner with appetizers and dessert, and live music by the band Straight Lace. A cash bar will be available.

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