AUGUSTA — Leaders of efforts to stop underage drinking in Maine say they’re going with a time-tested model: the “Tupperware Party.”

Hundreds of parents will gather this spring to participate in “Table Talks” about preventing underage drinking. The Maine Office of Substance Abuse says Table Talks are small, informal discussions led by trained facilitators in a parents’ homes or similarly comfortable settings.

First lady Karen Baldacci, who chairs a national governors’ effort to keep children alcohol-free, says underage drinking is a serious problem in Maine. She says Table Talks will help parents address that. A Web site has been set up to request Table Talks.

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