Bingo supports Polio Plus Program

The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club will host a bingo game from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rochambeau Club in Biddeford to support Rotary International’s Polio Plus Program.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. Advance tickets are $15 which includes a package of 10 regular games of bingo and two special games. Bingo packages and additional cards will be sold at the door. Must be 16 or older to attend.

For advance tickets, call Julie Ville-maire at 602-7401. To learn more about Rotary, go to

Pre-diabetes class at SMCC

SMMC Visiting Nurses will offer a pre-diabetes class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 18 at Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, in Classrooms A and C. The cost is $10. Pre-registration is required by calling 985-1000.


McDonald at fundraiser

Storyteller John McDonald will headline a fundraiser for the Gray Historical Society from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Middle School Cafe at Libby Hill Road and Route 26.

Tickets are $10 for adults in advance or at the door. A 50-50 raffle will be held. Checks can be made out to Gray Historical Society and mailed to P.O. Box 544, Gray 04039, or call 428-3994.


Matryoshka workshop

York Art Association will offer a Matryoshka workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday on making Russian wooden nesting dolls.

Traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will head the class at the York Art Association gallery, 393 York St. Russian music and dancing will be offered.

For more details or to pre-register, call Forbes at (603)332-2255 or e-mail [email protected]


25-cent spring clothing sale

Hollis Elementary School Cafeteria, on Route 35, will host a 25 Cent Spring Clothing Sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds to benefit the Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship Fund. For more details, call Karen at 642-3508.


Tidal power program

Maine teacher and historian Bud Warren of Topsham will give a free illustrated presentation on the historic use of tidal power for energy at 7:30 p.m. today at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common. For details, call 786-4531.


Retirement planning class

John Hirschauer, president of MDH Financial Group, will conduct the first of a 10-part series on retirement strategy beginning 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Senior Center in Lower Village at 175 Port Road.

The first session will focus on the reality of retirement. The sessions are free, but registration is required. For details, call 967-8514. 

Poetry night at library

Kennebunk Free Library will offer a free poetry night at 7 p.m. today, featuring the works of Maine poets and previously unpublished artists. For details, call 985-2173 or go to


Kitten shower at shelter

The Animal Welfare Society will host its eighth annual Kitten Shower from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to raise public awareness of the cat overpopulation problem in southern Maine.

Hosted by Shannon Moss of WMTW-TV (Channel 8), the public event stresses responsible cat ownership, sterilization and awareness.

Organizations are encouraged to collect the largest amount (in total weight) of needed kitten supplies to benefit shelter animals for a chance to win prizes. For details, go to


Children’s book sale

Patten Free Library will host a children’s book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at 33 Summer St.


Library dance competition

A “Dancing with Our Stars” competition at 7 p.m. Friday at the Coastal House features a police chief, an automobile dealer, an art dealer and a newspaper reporter. The event will include a live auction.

Proceeds benefit the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library. Tickets are $20 in advance at the library, Kennebunkport Inn, and the Coastal House or $25 at the door. For details, call 967-2778 or go to

‘Chemical Reaction’ film

Wells Reserve’s Laudholm Trust will host a screening of the award-winning documentary film “A Chemical Reaction,” followed by a community dialogue on pesticide use and other environmental topics, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Admission is $5 for Laudholm members and $7 for all others. Seating is limited. For more details, call 646-4521 or go to


Republicans to meet

The Old Orchard Beach Republican Town Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Old Orchard Beach Lions Club, 128 Saco Ave. For details, call James Duclos at 934-6021.


Mother’s Day Maypole event

A free Mother’s Day Maypole Dance will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, hosted by the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage at the farmhouse, 45 Edgecomb Road.

The event will include fiddle music by Ellen Gawler. For details, call 338-9200 or go to


Talk on early town history

Springvale genealogist Fred Boyle will present “More Early Families of Waterborough,” a public talk on his research for a forthcoming book, at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Carle’s Corner Museum, Town House Road .

The talk is sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. For details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Notorious to perform

The music duo Notorious will perform a concert of fiddle and guitar music at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Library Coffeehouse at 55 Main St. Admission is $7.


Adult dance honors veterans

An adult dance, honoring veterans, will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Nasson Community Center, at 457 Main St.

Tickets are $10. Veterans may attend free. Dress is casual. For details, call 324-5657. 

A cappella chorus concert

The Seacoast Vocal Union, a 16-member male a cappella chorus, will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at Nasson Community Center’s Little Theatre at 457 Main St.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.For more details, call 324-5657 or go to


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