Food drives at two Shaw’s

York County Food Rescue will hold a food drive at Shaw’s in Sanford from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, and at the same time at the Biddeford Shaw’s April 10 and 11.

The rescue supplies donated food at no charge to 47 York County food pantries and feeding programs. For details, e-mail or call Jodi at 324-1273.


Concert fighting addictions


Joyful Harvest Community Center Coffee House at 34 Water St., will host singers Lisa Gallant Seal and Dawn and Domingo Torres at 7 p.m. Friday.

The concert will benefit its new series “Neighborhood Encounters,” which celebrates breaking the cycle of chemical addictions and abuse.

Admission is free. Coffee and snacks will be available. For details, call Joyful Harvest at 286-9105.


Training for balance classes

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging will offer volunteer coach training from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 30 and April 1 for those wishing to assist in “A Matter of Balance” classes.


The award-winning program is designed to help people manage concerns about falling and increase physical activity. The training will be at Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Drive. To register, call Anne Murray at (800) 427-7411, ext. 529.


Open Mic Night at church

The First Universalist Church at 479 Main St. will host an Open Mic Night beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

Performers must sign up at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by $3 donation at the door. Refreshments will be available. Donations of non-perishable food items will benefit the Oxford Hills Food Pantry. For details, call 743-2828.



Stroke awareness program

Registered nurse Mary Auffrey of York Hospital will head a Community Stroke Awareness program at 10 a.m. Friday at Kennebunk Free Library.

No registration is required for the program and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the library at 985-2173 or go to


Garden club to Snug Harbor

The Webhannet Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday for a field trip to Snug Harbor Farms on Route 9. Attendees will meet at the Wells-Ogunquit Senior Center at Moody to carpool.



Hospital auxiliary book sale

The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s spring used book sale will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday in Mid Coast Hospital’s Caf?onference Rooms, at 123 Medical Center Drive.

Proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s health career scholarship program for southern midcoast students. Application deadline is April 15, and applications are on line at For details, call 373-6015.


Beach Egg-Stravaganza


The Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department will host its Fifth Egg-Stravaganza for children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

The event starts with the arrival of the Old Orchard Beach Bunny and an Easter egg hunt, followed by activities for the whole family. Children are welcome to dress in a simple Easter costume and/or wear a bonnet. They must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Food will be available for purchase. For details, call Nikki Duplisea at 934-0860.



Maple events at museum

Cramer Museum will offer maple syrup-related activities at its 1820 sugar house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday as part of Maple Sunday.


Attendees can try their hand at creating maple ice cream on a hand-crank ice cream maker or create maple taffy on an old fashioned taffy pull in the museum’s education center. There also will be free samples of open fire pit cooking foods, including Maynard Stanley’s chuck wagon beans, and a blacksmithing demonstration in the smithy’s shop.

Most items are free. Maple-flavored donuts and beverages will be sold. For more information, call 594-8047.


Nasson alumni gathering

The Nasson College Alumni Association will hold a gathering of the Traveling Lion at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Parker’s Restaurant, 1349 Washington Ave., in Portland.

Members are encouraged to bring old yearbooks, mug books, Nasson beanies they may have been forced to wear during orientation week and other Nasson-related mementos.


For more information, call Connie Witherby at 467-3468 or e-mail


Efficiency Maine program

The Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St., will host a talk on “Efficiency Maine” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, detailing the state’s subsidy program for installing weatherization and other energy-saving hardware.

The project is funded by electricity consumers and administered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.



Musical at Junior High

Wells Junior High School will perform the award winning musical “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Wells Junior High School on Route 1. Tickets are $5 for all shows and available at the door.


‘A Sea Change’ screening

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will host a free screening of the film “A Sea Change” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Mather Auditorium.

The documentary is about ocean acidification, ocean life and one family who is bound to the sea. For details, call 646-4521, ext. 114 or go to



Biology event at Thornton

More than 40 Thornton Academy students will share their scientific work at a Fourth Annual Biology Research Symposium to be held on Thursday in Room 55 of the Science Building. Three sessions are planned throughout the evening. They will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8 p.m.


Main Street Bath quiz show

Main Street Bath will host its fourth quiz show “So You Think You Know Bath? IV” Friday, offering contestants a chance to prove their knowledge of the city’s people, buildings and history.

The show will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Winter Street Center at 880 Washington St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for socializing and sampling local cuisine. Tickets are $30, available at the Main Street Bath office at 15 Commercial St. or by calling 442-7291 or go to


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