Ongoing events:

• Steep Falls Public Library: Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. A free story hour for toddlers and preschool children is held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Story hour is free and open to the public.

• Active Senior Citizens of Standish holds meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 11 a.m. at the Steep Falls Fire Barn. Lunch is $3 and reservations are required before 9 a.m. the Monday prior to the meeting. To reserve a spot, call Alvida at 642-4929 or June at 727-6215.

• A Caregiver’s Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Bridgton Community Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This discussion group is sponsored by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. No need to pre-register, but if you have any questions, you may call Loretta Baker at 647-8095.

• American Legion Standish Memorial Post 128 meets every second and fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kiwanis Beach Road Club House on Route 25 in Standish. All veterans, past and present, are welcome.

• The Windham Fire Department sponsors a child car seat inspection every third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Windham Fire Station. FMI 892-1912.

Upcoming events:

April 28: A public bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road in Windham. Menu includes hot dogs, three varieties of baked beans, potato salad, tossed salad, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls, homemade pies, coffee, tea and punch. Price is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under.

April 28: New Orleans style buffet dinner fundraiser for Mission II trip to New Orleans for disaster relief. Serving traditional foods, jambalaya, gumbo, cornbread, muffelettas, pecan pie and more. First seating is at 4:30 p.m. and second seating is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 for children under 10. Please call 854-5653 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations.

April 28: A public auction of antiques and collectibles at Brown Memorial Library in Baldwin. A preview of the items takes place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Auction begins at 11 a.m. Benefits Baldwin Historical Society.

April 29: Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake is holding auditions for its annual Spring Variety Show on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Come prepared to perform your act. An accompanist will be available. The variety show will be held on May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a rehearsal on May 3 at 7 p.m. Schoolhouse is located near the intersection of Routes 114 and 35 in Sebago Lake Village. Contact Director Michael Hjort at [email protected] or 284-6742 for more information.

April 30: Windham Cancer Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Windham Public Library’s meeting room. The support group is open to anyone who wishes to discuss cancer concerns/issues. Jennifer Manzi MacLeod will speak about the Cancer Community Center. And Windham’s Shelley Morrell will talk about the “Look Good Feel Better” Program. Light refreshments will be served. FMI, Amy Tringali at 450-3225 or e-mail [email protected]

May 1: Mollyockett Chorus of Sweet Adelines International guest night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. To be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Oxford. All women who love to sing are cordially invited to attend. Call Pat Fleck 647-5005 for more information.

May 2, 3: Amid the many activities of the ending school year, students at Windham High School will be performing their first springtime dramatic performance. Under the direction of Jon Miele, “The Crucible” opens on May 2 with a cast of dozens of Windham and Raymond students. Performances will be held at the Windham Performing Arts Center at Windham High School on Route 202. Performances are May 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. & May 5 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth/students. Ticket sales begin one hour prior to each show. For more information, call 892-1810 ext. 277.

May 3: The public is invited to join Fiddlehead Center for the Arts in celebration of the grand opening at its new location at 25 Shaker Road in Gray. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at noon and our open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. They have made an investment of more than $1.5 million dollars into the purchase, renovation and transformation of the new after-school arts and sciences facility. Visit www.fiddleheadcenter.org for more information.

May 4: Starting at 7 p.m. a beginners ballroom dance class will take place at Faith Lutheran Church, 988 Roosevelt Trail, in North Windham. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. FMI, call Dee 839-4257.

May 5: Ninth Annual Women Helping Women Enrichment Day held at Oak Hill Farm in South Hiram starting at 8 a.m. Call the New Country School at 625-4962 for registration information. All proceeds benefit the students and programs of New Country School.

May 8: Mollyockett Chorus of Sweet Adelines International guest night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. To be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Oxford. All women who love to sing are cordially invited to attend. Call Pat Fleck 647-5005 for more information.

May 11: The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will hold their 13th Fabric Fair at the Elks Club at 1945 Congress Street in Portland from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get bargain prices on fabric and craft-related items. Also, donations of fabric, patterns, notions, old ties, yarn, buttons, knitting and craft supplies, quilting and sewing books, and all other related items will be accepted April 1-30. To donate, call 773-6910, 883-9780, 283-1568. Funds raised will be used to help children and teenagers and needy families.

May 14: Le Leche League Breastfeeding support group meets in Naples at 10 a.m. Call Beth Brown for directions. 693-4793.

May 24: A Thanks for Giving: Senior Citizens’ 16th annual appreciation night and dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bonny Eagle High School. RSVP Julia Dearborn at the Superintendent’s Office by May 18 at 929-3831, 642-2480.

June 8: Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce sponsors its 7th annual Golf Open at Point Sebago Resort. Golf scramble will benefit chamber scholarship fund and Lakes Region tourism. Entry fees are $100 per player or $350 per team. Putting contest, hole-in-one contest, long drive, closest to pin, awards and luncheon. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.

June 8-10: 27th annual Maine Canoe Symposium at Camp Winona in Bridgton. Beginner and expert paddling lessons. For reservations, call 647-3721. For information, visit mainecanoesymposium.org.

June 11: Le Leche League Breastfeeding support group meets in Naples at 10 a.m. Call Beth Brown for directions. 693-4793.

June 23: Windham Summerfest takes place on the ground of the Windham High School. Rain date is June 24. Parade participants needed. Food and game booths available for organizations, churches or businesses. Special events include a parade at 9 a.m., frog jumping contest, live band concerts, bicycle rodeo, helicopter rides, games and activities all day, craft fair, softball game with Windham Police vs. Windham Fire, skate park competition, soccer tournament, and a large fireworks display at dusk. Contact Windham Parks and Recreation at 892-1905 for more information.


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