White Pine registration

White Pine Programs, 330 Mountain Road, is accepting registrations through March 15 for its 2011 Summer Day Camps.

Attendees will be selected by lottery with enrollment forms available on line at A form must be completed for each potential child attendee. Selected participants will be contacted in April. For more details, call 361-1911.


Cancer center open house

The Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Ave., will host open house events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again on Feb. 5. The events are free and open to the public. For more details, call Karen Pierce-Stewart at 752-1969.


Smoking cessation classes

Goodall Hospital will offer the four-class smoking cessation program “Quit for Good” for pregnant mothers and expectant fathers 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 1, 3, 8 and 10.

Tobacco control specialist Denise Paquet will head the talks. Cost is $5 per person. To register, call Connie Roux at 490-7704, ext. 311, or e-mail [email protected]


Asia vs. U.S. discussion

Patrick Mundy will head the talk “Challenges & Complexity: Asia vs. the U.S.” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Midcoast Friends Meeting House, 77 Belvedere Road. The event is free and open to all. For more details, call 236-1034.


Talk on Japanese poetry

Authors Carol Bachofner and Ellen Goldsmith will give a talk on Japanese poetry, “Life, Death and Form: Two Faces of Japanese Poetry,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Cushing Public Library. The talk is free and open to all. For more details, call 354-7212.


Low-cost cat sterilization

Animal Welfare Society Volunteers and local veterinarians will offer low-cost sterilization surgeries for cats during February. The cost will be $25 to neuter male cats and $40 to spay female cats. Rabies shots will be included.

The procedures will be offered for cash only. To schedule an appointment, call 985-3244, ext. 120, and leave a message including your name and telephone number.


College goal event

Thornton Academy will host a College Goal Sunday event at 2 p.m. Sunday at Atkinson Dining Commons, 438 Main St.

Representatives from the Finance Authority of Maine will be on hand to guide parents through the process of applying for financial aid online. For details, call Jenn Hass at 602-4447 or go to


Bean supper and concert

Christ Church, 6 Dane St., will present its quarterly family supper and concert event from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday featuring a baked bean meal with live music of the early 20th century, performed by music director Warren King. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children.


Teaching kids about money

Lindsay Smith, the regional vice president with Primerica Financial Services, will head a workshop for parents on teaching children about responsible money and spending habits at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registrations are preferred to ensure enough hand-out materials for attendees. For details, call Lindsay Smith at 468-7202.


Game night at high school

Old Orchard Beach High School Cafeteria will host a family game night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, featuring a variety of board games, snacks and a bake sale to raise funds for the school’s Drama Club.

Admission is $2 per person or $6 for families of four or more. Reservations are requires by calling Amy Wright at 934-4461 or e-mailing [email protected]


Poetry Project meeting

The Biddeford Area Adult Poetry Project will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St. The group is led by published author and poet Joseph Breunig. Admission is free. Poets of all levels are welcome.