YMCA puts play in day

The Bath Area Family YMCA will hold a “Put Play in Your Day” Healthy Kids Day event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at 303 Centre St.

The free public event will include games, refreshments, entertainment and sports. For details, call 443-4112 or visit


PeaceWorks Haiti event

Brunswick Area PeaceWorks will hold a fundraiser for Haiti from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave.

The event will feature a screening of “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women as Pillars of the Global Economy” and a talk by people working on behalf of the country’s minor groups. Proceeds will benefit the group Madre and its work to support Haitian women. A bake sale will also be held.

Admission is by a suggested $10 donation. For details, call Brenda Nelson at 386-5056 or e-mail [email protected]


Business After Hours at Atria

Atria Kennebunk will host the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at One Penny Lane. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for others.


Faerie house entries sought

The Kennebunk Free Library is accepting entries for its Faerie Festival May 1. Children who wish to build a faerie house to be included in the display at 112 Main St. must bring them in by April 28. The houses may not exceed 14 inches in width and 30 inches in heighth and be made of all organic material.

For details, call 985-2173 or go to


Senior Moments pain play

The Senior Moments acting troupe will give a performance of “I Haven’t Got the Time for the Pain” at 7 p.m. on Friday at Nasson Community Center’s Little Theatre, 457 Main St.

Tickets are $10 each and available by calling 324-5657, e-mailing [email protected] or going to


Historical talk at museum

The Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum will host a historical talk by Joe Doiron at 7 p.m. on Thursday at 505 Main St. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call 324-2797.


Air Force Academy Band

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band Solaris will perform a concert of big-band and traditional military music at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the historic Opera House.

The concert is free and tickets are available on a first come, first-served basis at the Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., by calling 633-5159, or at the door. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.


Country music talent search

The Pine Tree State Country Music Association will hold its annual competition and talent search beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St.

Admission is $5 for members and seniors and $6 for others. The event includes sales of food and raffles. For details, call Joan Cole at 490-1232.


Woody plants tour and talk

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Sandy Hutchinson will offer a guided tour and talk detailing the planting and care of woody perennials and shrubs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 179 Goding Road.

The workshop fee is $5. Preregistration is required by contacting [email protected] or calling 324-2814 and leaving your name, address and phone number.


Music boosters turkey meal

The Wells-Ogunquit Music Boosters will sponsor an all-you-can-eat turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Church, 236 Eldridge Road. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Take-out orders are available. Proceeds will benefit the Warrior Band. For details, call Robin Lovell at 646-9978.

Dragonfly nymph sale

The Wells Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a sale of dragonfly nymphs as a form of “green” pest control to deter mosquitoes and other insects. Ordering deadline is May 7 and delivery is May 14-15 and 21-22. For price and details, call 646-2451 or e-mail [email protected]

Wells Reserve programs

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will host several nature programs this month.

A program on New England Cottontail Rabbits will be held at noon today . A Woodcock Watch will be 7 p.m. on Thursday. A “Frog Frenzy” program for children ages 3-5 will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Tuesday programs are “Tides of the Marsh” from 9 a.m. to noon and “Nature Safari in 3-D” at 7 p.m.

A “Family Nature Journaling” workshop will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m. April 21 and an “Open Ocean” Scavenger Hunt will be from noon to 3 p.m. April 22. Fees very. For details, call 646-1555 or go to


‘Bid Against Child Abuse’

The 15th annual “Bid Against Child Abuse” Auction, benefitting the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Nonantum Resort.

Tickets are $15 at the door and include coffee, appetizers and dessert. To reserve a ticket, call 985-5975 or e-mail [email protected]


Two Odyssey fundaisers

Sanford High School Odyssey of the Mind Teams will sponsor two fundraisers to finance their trip to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 26-29 at Michigan State University.

A Rock and Glo Bowl event will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sunday at Bowl-A-Rama, 1217 Main St. Cost is $10, and pizza, bake sales and raffles will be held. On April 24, the group will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springvale First Baptist Church, 429 Main St.

Additional donations for the trip should be made payable to Sanford School Department O.O.T.M and mailed to: Sanford High School, Attention Mrs. Bourassa, High School Blvd., Sanford, ME 04073. For more details, call Kristen Wiegand at 608-1620. Donations are tax-deductible.


Thornton summer programs

Thornton Academy is accepting registrations for three summer arts programs and one basketball camp this summer.

Arts Camp, for ages 8-13, will explore dance, music, theater, visual arts, culinary arts and physical education from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19-23, and Drawing & Painting Camp, for ages 14-16, will be held 9 a.m. to noon July 26-30; the fee is $170 per camp.

TATV’s New Media Academy has several weeklong classes in July for junior high students through adult. Those are $75 each.

And, a Boys Basketball Overnight Summer Camp, for grades 6-8, will be held July 11-15. Cost is $225.

To download a registration form, go to, click on Student Life and select Summer Arts Camp from the drop-down menu. Contact is Jodi Thomas at 282-3361.


Library fines waived

Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., is celebrating National Library Week by waiving fines on overdue materials returned by Saturday. The library is asking the public to search for books, DVDs, CDs and other materials and return them. For details, call 743-5309.


Modular origami program

Cornerstones of Science will offer a hands-on, geometric modular origami program with origami expert and mathematician Eva Szillery from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday for children ages 9-13 in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library. Preregistration is required by calling 725-5242, extension 225.


Knox-Lincoln plant sale

May 3 is the deadline to submit orders for the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District’s tree and shrub sale.

Stock for the sale is selected for its proven hardiness in the midcoast and is bare root. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pick-up date is May 8.

Order forms and description sheets can be downloaded from the district’s Web site at www. or by calling 273-2005, extension 101.


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