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Despite rain, the first Gorham Art Fair Saturday was a success, organizers said.

The fair attracted 30 exhibiters and a steady stream of visitors, many arriving under umbrellas, at the Robie Gym on South Street. Boy Scouts from Troop 73 manned concessions stands. Scoutmaster Kevin Southard said the fair was an opportunity for scouts to contribute community service.

Fair organizers are already planning next year’s event. “We’re going to learn a lot this year,” Jeremy Greene of the Art Guru said Saturday, after popping his head through a hole in the headless Hessian set created by Noel Hill, a senior at the University of Southern Maine.

“It has been great, even with the weather,” Greene said.

Library program brewing

Want to browse through books while clutching a coffee?

Then, the North Gorham Public Library, North Gorham Road, will be the place to be on Saturdays, beginning Nov. 3. “Brew, Browse and Books” will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call 892-2575.

Civil War tales revealed

The story of a Maine cavalry regiment in the Civil War will be presented when the Gorham Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Gorham Savings Bank Operation Center on Gray Road.

Jan Labrecque, president of the society, said re-enactors would relate tales of war – the hardships, the good times and difficulties of the horses.

Flu shot clinic

Home Health is holding a flu shot clinic Monday, Nov. 19, from 2-4 p.m., at Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave.

Home Health accepts Medicare Part B and Anthem/Blue Cross as payment. Those attending must bring their insurance card. All clinics are open to people age 9 and older. Parental consent required for children under 18.

Flu shots cost $30 for those without insurance.

For updates, call the Flu Hot Line, 1-800-747-4358 or 1-800-747-4FLU, or visit the Web site, www.homehealth.org.

Learn self-defense

A four-week course in self defense for women and girls will be presented on Wednesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5 at the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. (Route 25), Gorham.

Karla Fosseet, who holds a first degree black belt, will be the instructor.

For more information or to register, call 839-3267 or visit www.centreofmovement.com.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of Public Debt reported on Oct. 26 that the U.S. public debt was $9,060,495,964,839.96.

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