Mary’s Walk a must-do

Louise Hurlbutt will participate in the 12th Annual Mary’s Walk, benefitting the Maine Cancer Foundation.

In January 2009, the Kennebunk resident was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. She underwent surgery and follow-up treatment and pulled together a team to participate in the 2009 walk, but medical complication kept her from participating. This Sunday, she’ll attend with a bigger team roster, more pledges and one other distinction — as the honorary guest speaker.

Founded in 1998, in memory of Mary Kerry Libby, the walk has evolved into a major community event with more than 15,000 people participating over the past 11 years raising more than $1.1 million.

The walk will be held in conjunction with the Kerrymen Pub 5K Road Race, which starts at noon. The 2.5 mile walk begins at 12:15 at the Thornton Academy gymnasium at 436 Main St. For information, call (866) 627-2411 or go to



Zumba party to fight MS

York Middle School Cafeteria at 30 Organug Road will host the Zumba Party “Move for Multiple Sclerosis” from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The event will include a silent auction from 1 to 3 p.m., with proceeds benefitting the Maine and New England chapters of the National MS Society. To purchase tickets, to donate or for more information, go to visit:


Fabric and fiber sale


St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7 Portland Road, will host a Fabric and Fiber Sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday.

Featured will be vendor items, demonstrations and materials associated with a variety of textile-making and needlework projects, interior fabrics, felting, fabric sample books, yarns, rug hooking supplies, cross stitch and needlepoint items and patterns. For details, go to


Supper to fund school trip

Hope Elementary School eighth graders will serve as greeters and wait staff Friday for a “Cabin Fever Reliever” dinner and auction at the school.

The evening will feature a spaghetti dinner, silent and live auctions. Proceeds will benefit the students’ class trip to Boston in June. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for ages 5 to 12, with a $20 maximum per family fee charged.


For more information, call Jonathan Davis at 785-4081 or e-mail [email protected]



‘Look Good’ cancer session

The American Cancer Society will offer its free, community-based, national program “Look Good, Feel Better” from 2 to 4 p.m. March 29 at the Cancer Care Center of York County.

Guided by volunteer licensed cosmetologists, the session offers make-up and skin care techniques and advice to female cancer patients seeking beauty advice. Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.


To register or for details, call Gina Staples at 459-1601.


Free fiddle lessons offered

Free Grange Music Studio, at Main and Center streets, will host a music teachers’ open house and free violin and fiddle lessons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and again on April 10.

Hope Hoffman will offer violin and fiddle coaching for experienced students and introductory information for beginners. Visitors are welcome to view local arts and crafts displays and observe the lessons, that are about 10 to 15 minutes long.

For more information, call 332-3459 or go to



Baskets to benefit pantry

York County Shelter Programs is taking orders for “Welcome Spring” and “Happy Easter baskets” to benefit its food pantry and meals programs.

The baskets will be filled with home-baked good and sweets. Children’s baskets are $10 each and adult baskets are $15, that latter coming in three different types: healthy, decadent or deluxe. They will be available for pick-up at either the Bakery at Notre Dame in Alfred or at Shaker Hill Kitchens in Saco beginning April 2. For more details, call Mary Doyle at 324-8941 or 793-2759. To views the baskets, go to


Reich Museum winter fest


The Wilhelm Reich Museum will add moonlight sledding and constellation identification to its slate of Orgonon’s Family Winter Carnival activities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m Friday at its conference center on Dodge Pond Road.

The free event will include children’s activities and a bonfire. Food also will be available for purchase or families may bring their own. For more information, call 864-3443.


Whatever Week arts fest

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, at 9 Summer St., is accepting sign-ups of crafters or artisans who wish to participate in the First Annual St. Mark’s Whatever Week Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 26 on the church campus.

Table rentals are $20. For more information, call Tina Mann at 441-2971 or e-mail [email protected]



Conservation District session

The Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Warren Unites States Department of Agriculture Field Office at 191 Camden Road, Route 90. District meetings are open to the public. For more details, call 273-2005, ext. 101 or go to


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