VNA Hospice training

Hospice is hosting volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at VNA Home Health & Hospice Office, 50 Foden Road.

Training will continue April 26, May 3 and 10. Participants should bring their own lunch. To register, contact Ann Costello at 400-8726 or [email protected]


Cancer buddy program

The Cancer Community Center is offering a Maine Buddy training session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 778 Main St.

This program is for cancer survivors and co-survivors, those who are spouses, parents, family members and friends who have supported someone through their cancer journey. The Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one emotional support to people affected by cancer. For details, call 774-2200 or email [email protected]


Meditation instruction

Willa Miller, a lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and author of “Everyday Dharma, Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You,” will teach a meditation session from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St.

Cost of the class is $75 and registration can be completed by contacting Jane Burdick at 773-6809 or [email protected]


Cuban medical school talk

Dr. Lillian Holloway will talk about the Latin American School of Medicine, in Havana, Cuba, at 6:30 p.m. today at the Glickman Library at the University of Southern Maine.

Holloway is a graduate of the school.

To study there, one needs to have graduated from college, be under age 30 and be committed to serving the underserved as a physician.

For information about the Latin American School of Medicine, go to:


Talk on Artists’ Books

Bill and Vicky Stewart of Vamp&Tramp, booksellers, will be speaking on Artists’ Books, “When the Goblet Becomes the Wine,” at 7:30 tonight on the fourth floor of the USM Glickman Library. For more information, visit


Class in creating 3-D art

Melinda Campbell will conduct a special art class for children to create their own special 3-D artwork.

The class, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, will feature the depiction of celestial objects in a way that they appear three-dimensional.

The class will be held at the Southworth Planetarium. Cost is $12 and $3 for material. For more information, call 780-4249.


Duo to sing at library

The Thomas Memorial Library is hosting singing duo Simons and Goodwin for a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The free concert, celebrating National Library Week, features Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin. The duo covers all forms of American music from soft rock to country, blues and pop standards.

For more information, visit


Babysitting, lifeguard classes

Saint Joseph’s College is offering two community courses this week.

The first is an American Red Cross baby sitter course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It includes CPR certification, basic care, safety and play for children up to 10 years old. Participants must be at least 11 years old. Fee is $45.

The second is a four-day lifeguard training program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through April 22. Successful completion of this course establishes certification in life guarding, first aid and CPR/AED for lifeguards. The minimum age is 15 and participants must pass an advanced swimming test. The course cost is $350.

To register for both courses, call 893-6615 or e-mail [email protected]


Grief support group opens

VNA Home Health & Hospice is offering a six-week grief support group starting Tuesday.

The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 25 at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail. There is no charge for the support group, but participants are asked to attend all six sessions led by experienced group facilitators. For more information, call 400-8714.


Rescue Team bake sale

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team is holding a bake goods and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Walmart in Falmouth.

Proceeds will benefit the no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland. Donations of food and crafts for the event would be appreciated. For more information, call 829-4116.


Vermiculture will be topic

The Scarborough Garden Club is meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday at the St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1.

The topic of the meeting will be vermiculture, with speaker Chris Phillips, a landscaper. For more information, call 510-1514.


Pineland director to speak

The monthly meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the meetinghouse on Route 231, next to the town hall.

Guest speaker Craig Denekas, head of Pineland Farms, will talk about the farm operation situated on 5,000 acres in New Gloucester.


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