Mar. 3-19: Neil Simon’s “Rumors” directed by Linda Sturdivant. Fri/Sat at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Schoolhouse Arts Center. Tickets $14/$12. Call 642-3743 to make reservations, or purchase same day tickets at the box office open one hour before each performance.

Mar. 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with festival food (tender corned beef with a medley of vegetables, Irish soda bread and dessert). 5-6 p.m. at the American Legion, 15 Lewiston Rd. Gray. Adults, $8.50; Children under 12, $6. FMI 846-4224 or 657-2661.

Mar. 17-26: The classic British musical Blood Brothers opens at the Russell Theater on the Gorham campus of USM. Scheduled for nine performances over two weeks, this musical drama set in Liverpool, England is about twins separated at birth but whose lives intersect, ultimately with tragic consequences. $15 for public; $10 for faculty and seniors; and $5 for students. Call 780-5151 for reservations.

Mar. 18: Bonny Eagle Adult Ed. sponsors bus trip to New England Flower Show in Boston, plus shopping. Bus pickup in Windham at 7:30 a.m., or Gorham at 7:45 a.m. Option 1: Flower Show & Boston Shopping, Fee: $50 (ticket & transportation) Option 2: Downtown Boston, Fee: $35 (transportation) Register at Bonny Eagle, Gorham, Westbrook or Windham Adult Ed.

Mar. 18: Old Fashioned Turkey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Turkey, potatoes, peas, squash, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, pieces and beverages. Taking place at 1364 Washington Ave. Portland. Adults $7; Children $3. FMI contact 773-7858.

Mar. 18: Windham School Age Child Care’s annual dance/auction fund-raiser from 7-11 p.m. at Spring Meadows in Gray. Raises money for scholarship fund for families that cannot afford the full price of child care for their child/children. Appetizers, cash bar and a D.J. $15 per person or $25 for a couple if purchased in advance.

Mar. 18: The Standish Congregational Church invites the community to tour the new church building at an open house on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

Mar. 18: Family Connections Informational Meeting for adults raising a grandchild, niece or nephew. Learn about resources available. Refreshments served. 9-11 a.m. at Bonny Eagle High School. Free meeting, free childcare available. FMI Nancy Robinson at 591-6278.

Mar. 18, 19: 11th Annual Old House Trade Show, focuses on energy efficiency in older homes at the Westbrook Campus of the University of New England in Portland. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $10. FMI visit

Mar. 19: Standish Green Party Caucus at Alfond Center at St. Joseph’s College at 3 p.m. Greens and those interested in the Green Party invited.

Mar. 19: The Pine Tree State Country Music Association’s 7th Annual Talent Search and Competition (bands, singers, duets, songwriters, instrumentalists – traditional and modern categories – adults, seniors or youth) at The Roost on Chicopee Rd., West Buxton. FMI 490-1232 or Open to the public.

Mar. 19: Casco Public Library will hold a workshop about the Medicare Prescription plan. Stan Cohen, a Medicare advocate from the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, will be on hand to help anyone still undecided or confused about which plan to choose. Workshop will take place from 2 to 4 p.m.

Mar. 19: Skyline Farm Carriage Museum at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth presents “Sleighing through Time” showcasing sleighs, harness and the accessories that made winter travel in the 1800’s possible. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $3 (free for ages 5 and under). FMI, 829-9203,

Mar. 23: Tina Fleur Davis, winner Ocy L. Downs Piano Prize performs a “Noonday Concert” at 12:15 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St. in Portland. Free.

Mar. 24-27: Lyric Music Theater in South Portland presents Showstoppers, celebrating the best of Broadway singing and dancing. Tickets $19 for Saturday and Sunday performances, $17 for Sunday. FMI 799-1421.

Mar. 24: Casco Village Church will host a traditional casserole and bean supper. Casseroles and baked beans by our local cooks, salads, steamed vegetables, rolls, and our famous homemade pies. Supper served in the Great Room of the Casco Village Church, Rt. 121, from 5 to 6 p.m. Adults $6; children 12 and under $3. FMI 627-4939.

Mar. 25. Bean Supper at the First Congregational Church, Rt. 115, Gray. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts. Adults $6; Children under 12 $2. Handicapped accessible. FMI contact 657-4279 or day of supper at 657-3279.

Mar. 25: Lake Region Eagles hosts a benefit for the Edwards family of Casco who experienced a house fire in January. Noon-5 p.m. Entertainment, 50/50, raffles, auction, potluck, and cash bar. Tickets $5. FMI 657-4198.

Mar. 25: Benefit dinner for the Centre of Movement Competition Team from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All you can eat spaghetti dinner at the Limington Centre of Movement Rt. 25, Limington (6/10 mile past Limington Rapids westbound on left). Adults $5; Children and seniors $3. FMI: 839-3276.

Mar. 26: Maine Maple Sunday. Check out for a complete list of participating farms.

Mar. 26: Pancake breakfast at Sebago Town Hall, Maine Maple Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon. $8, all you can eat. Rt. 107. Benefits Sebago Community Fire Co. FMI 787-2424.

Mar. 26: Maine Antique Paper Show featuring postcards, paper, and collectibles. Holiday Inn West, Riverside St. Portland. FMI: 828-8065.

Mar. 26: Skyline Farm Carriage Museum at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth presents “Sleighing through Time” showcasing sleighs, harness and the accessories that made winter travel in the 1800’s possible. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $3 (free for ages 5 and under). FMI, 829-9203,

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