Music on the Hill

The Windham Hill United Church of Christ is presenting its 13th year of concerts for the public. On July 17,the a cappella group Sidecar Heroes performs at 7 p.m.; Denny Breau Trio brings their folk music to the hill on July 24 at 7 p.m. and the final concert is The Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band on July 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and age 12 and under; $40 for the series. For reservations, call 893-1688. The concerts all take place at the church on the hill, 140 Windham Center Road.

Town hall reminder

Public hours for Windham town offices located at 8 School Road have changed. The new hours are: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The following offices/departments are closed on Fridays: Assessing, Code Enforcement, Economic Development, Planning, Tax Collection & Motor Vehicle Registration, Town Clerk and Town Manager.

Immigrants to Windham

Windham Historical Society meeting on Monday, July 26, will feature a program titled “They came from across: Immigrants to Windham.” This will be the first in a series, highlighting some of the many families who came from Europe to America in the early part of the 1900s. The program starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by light refreshments and a business meeting. The public is invited. There is no fee, but donations are welcome. The society is at 234 Windham Center Road and is open on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer food

Eating fun, healthy summer food the “pyramid” way is part of the Agewell presentation put on by the University of Maine Co-operative Extension Service on Thursday, July 29, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m at Unity Gardens, 124 Tandberg Trail, Windham. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Call 1-800-427-7411, ext. 529, or just drop in. Sign up for a meal by calling 892-2891 at least 48 hours prior.

Another estate sale

The entire contents of a home in North Gorham will be on sale Saturday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the big barn (former Bell residence), 732 River Road, Windham. All proceeds benefit Windham Historical Society.

Plant and herb sale

The Community Garden Committee is holding an herb and perennial plant sale on Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Family Resource building on Route 202. Wonderful additions for your flower garden including lilies, hosta and more. Anyone wishing to donate plants for the sale can drop them off prior to 9 a.m. on the morning of the sale or call Marge Govoni at 892-7192 to arrange a pickup. Visit the garden’s website at www.windhamcommunitygarden.org for continued updates to garden happenings.

The next garden meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the high school conference room.

Tea for you

Tea for you @ your library will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, at Windham Public Library. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea with friends at the library in the public meeting room. The event features lovely refreshments, delightful teacups of a wide variety and good company. All are welcome. FMI call Laurel or Barbara at 892-1908.

Veteran’s advocate

Wednesday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, Phyllis D’Orsay, a seasoned Veteran’s Advocate from Portland, will be available to assist veterans and dependents with questions about benefits and other information at Windham Veterans Center. She will be on hand on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. If you have questions of a military nature, stop in and get some answers. The Veterans Center is off Route 302 in back of the Windham Mall.

Bean supper

Cornerstone Assembly of God on Cottage Road, Windham, will host a bean supper Saturday, July 17, 5-6:30pm. Featuring a variety of beans, salads and a few casseroles, breads, rolls and plenty of homemade desserts. Adults $6, child (6-12) $3, and children under 6, free. FMI 892-5980.

Exercises

to prevent falls

Exercises continue at Unity Gardens, 124 Tandberg Trail. Specially designed to help prevent falls, this is part of the Agewell Exercise Series and are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging. All are welcome. Call 1-800-427-7411 (Anne Murray) or drop-in. Open to anyone concerned about falls.

Heart health

Heart event survivors and families or anyone interested in staying heart-healthy is invited to attend a Mended Hearts meeting held at Maine Medical Center Scarborough Campus at the Learning Resource Center, the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information or to submit topic suggestions, contact Robyn Shaw, 662-2543.

Microwave generation

It’s summer, and some young folks are fixing their own meals. Windham Food Pantry has plenty of freezer space for such “heat it up” foods like Pop Tarts, frozen breakfasts, cereal, small pizzas, single serving prepared foods, Hot Pockets, etc. If you can donate these items, the Food Pantry is open daily 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Wall of Honor

If you or a member of your family served in the military, and was or is from Windham, the Windham Historical Society would like to add their photograph to a Wall of Honor being compiled. This is an ongoing project and would include military from as far back as the Civil War up to current times. If you have a photo and do not want to loan it or e-mail it, stop in on Thursdays during July from 10 a.m. until noon and your photo can be copied. The historical society is in the old brick town house, 234 Windham Center Road. These photos will be displayed at events such as Veterans Day, Memorial Day, etc. and will be a permanent display at the society.

Park opens for season

Dundee Park is open for the season, on weekends and weekdays. Rates are $4 per day for adults, $2 for children. Passes may be purchased at the Windham Parks and Recreation Department, Town Hall, when town hall is open. Dundee Park has many amenities including a great beach area, plenty of picnic tables and grills, a volleyball area, a basketball area, rentals for canoes and paddleboats, all you need for a great family outing. Mona Dodd and Bruce Keary are returning as park managers for the season. For more information, contact the park at 893-2415 or the Rec Department at 892-1905.


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