Thursday, Sept. 16

South Portland Community Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., at the South Portland Community Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to

At the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland: Colorectal Cancer Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m. For patients, survivors and their family members who are dealing with colorectal cancer and its treatment and/or residual side effects. Led by an oncology nurse, this group will meet the third Thursday of every month. Visit or call 774-2200 for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Limited access available to Portland Head Light tower as part of “Open Lighthouse Day.” The museum in the former keepers’ quarters at Portland Head Light will be open and free that day. The tower will also be open to visitors. However, because of limited capacity, these guidelines have been established: tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis; twelve tickets will be given out for each 15-minute period from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; each ticket will show an admission time; children younger than 10 will not be admitted to tower; visitors must be able to climb 85-plus steps unassisted.

Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Scarborough. Baked pea, kidney and vegetarian beans, red and brown hot dogs, American chop suey, cole slaw, gelatin salads, rolls, brown bread and homemade pies. $7, $3.

Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Wonderful baked beans, casseroles, homemade pies and more. $7; $16, family.

Join the Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption Team at Pet Quarters in Scarborough from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

DreamTide Farm, a certified organic medicinal herb farm in Scarborough, will host guest presenter Dr. Mary Bove, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., on herbal remedies for adrenal fatigue and menopause. $95. For more information, go to

Pig roast, 1 p.m., American Legion Post No. 76, 40 Manson Libby Road, Scarborough. Spit barbecue pig, roast turkey, baked potato, corn on the cob, baked beans, biscuits. $15, rain or shine.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Vacationland Dog Club and York County Kennel Club of Maine will host the 5th annual Meet the Breeds Showcase at the Tractor Supply Co. on Route 1 in Scarborough, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about the event, contact Peg Dilley at 627-2291. For the basic behaviors and requirements for CGC testing contact Karen Norteman at [email protected] or 324-9046.

Monday, Sept. 20

The Scarborough Garden Club is starting up again after a summer break with a meeting at noon. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month at St. Nicholas Church, 350 Route 1 in Scarborough. Most meetings are free and open to the public. There will be a social hour followed by a business meeting and a workshop in the cultivating of plant cuttings. Members and guests are asked to bring cuttings from their gardens or houseplants for this program. For more information, call 510-1514.

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Wednesday, Sept. 29

Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Planning Office will hold a public forum 6-9 p.m. at South Portland High School on proposed updates to federal flood hazard maps. FEMA is proposing updates to the maps, which may affect a homeowners’ necessity to purchase flood insurance, and could also restrict development opportunities.

Orleans performs at The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 8 p.m., $25-$30,, 774-4527.

Free class on college funding, 6:30 p.m. at South Portland Community Center. The class is for parents of any age children who want to understand the college financial aid process at both public and private colleges. For parents of elementary and middle school students, the class includes investment strategies that can help minimize a family’s expected contribution.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Morrison Center will host its second “25 cent yard sale” in the multi purpose room of the Center at 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop early for great deals on clothing, small appliances, decorating articles, jewelry, toys, sports equipment and more. Donated items are appreciated and may be dropped off at the Center every Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., through Oct. 2. Morrison Center is a nonprofit organization that supports children and adults with multiple disabilites. For information, call 883-6680.

DreamTide Farm, a certified organic medicinal herb farm in Scarborough, will host guest presenter Karyn Sanders, master herbalist and co-founder of Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine of Northern California, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Native American energetic healing and animal medicine. $175. For more information go to or e-mail [email protected]

Tuesday, Oct. 5

The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation will hold its 25th Annual Meeting Celebration at The Landing at Pine Point, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is former Gov. Angus King. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. RSVP by Sept. 14 by calling 883-4893 or e-mailing [email protected] For information on becoming an event sponsor, call 883-4893.

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