THE EVENTS COMMITTEE and Recreation Commission are planning a family-friendly triathlon Aug. 29 combining canoeing/kayaking, running and bicycling.

The event will begin at Wescustogo Park, where participants will paddle downstream on the Royal River to Old Town House Park. The bike/run portion will be within park.

Individual entrants or relay teams are encouraged to sign up and take part in any or all of the legs. Each entry, whether a single person or team, is $15.

All ages are welcome, but children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the boating leg. To register, visit or pick up a form in the town office at 10 Village Square Road.


THE HOSPICE of Southern Maine is accepting applications for its September volunteer training, to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Attendance at all sessions is required to receive certification. People interested in helping terminally ill people must have a minimum of four hours a week to serve and have the ability to follow through with commitment.

Registration will remain open until a week before the training. For more information or to set up an appointment for an interview, call 289-3651 or e-mail [email protected]

A GARDEN CLUB contest is letting residents nominate a flower garden for a Green Thumb Award.

Qualifying gardens must be in Scarborough and be maintained by the homeowner. Vegetable gardens are not included. Deadline for nominations is Saturday.

To make a nomination, call 839-4033 or e-mail [email protected] Include the address of the garden, your name or the party you are nominating, and a phone number or e-mail address. If you don’t know the homeowner of the admired garden, the club just needs the address.


ELEVEN MEMBERS of Girl Scout Troop 262 raised money to travel to Williamsburg, Va.

Fundraisers included a movie night at Sea Road School, a plant sale, a scarecrow sale, a bottle drive and Girl Scout cookie sales. The girls were able to raise $5,000 to travel by train to Virginia at the end of June, spending two full days at Colonial Williamsburg and one day at Busch Gardens.


THE MAINE ASSOCIATION of Student Financial Aid Administrators is offering Financial Aid Summer Institute at Bowdoin College. Veteran financial aid administrators from Maine’s colleges and universities will serve as faculty, offering curriculum tracks to customize the financial aid learning experience to the needs and interests of participants.

The daylong institute is Aug. 17, but registration is limited. Registration and cost information is available by visiting


THE “BOWLING FOR BAYSIDE TRAIL” fundraiser at Bayside Bowl raised $4,200 for Portland’s newest urban green space. The top teams were Madgirl World’s “Mad Men,” first place; AT&T’s “Strike Out” team, second place; and Intermed, third place. For more information about the new Bayside Trail, visit


SEA SCOUT SHIP No. 12 has elected the following Scout officers to lead the ship for 2010-11: Maya Glab as yeoman; Zach Brown as purser; Bryan Stevens as boatswain mate, program; Dylan Price as boatswain mate, administration; and Thomas Fitts as boatswain, all of Scarborough. Matt Tasarz of Portland was elected as storekeeper. The Scouts have other plans for 2010 besides sailing and learning the ways of the sea. For more information, call 885-9176 or 767-4682.