Celebrating rug completion

The Walker Memorial Library will hold a reception next week for a local woman who recently finished making a rug that she began in 1956.

Evelyn Cookson will give a talk on the art of creating a heirloom hooked rug from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the library on Main Street.


Beekeeping for beginners

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is offering a beekeeping course for beginners.

Classes will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and March 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 303 Payson Smith Hall on Falmouth Street at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. There will also be a field session at a later date.

The instructors will be Erin MacGregor-Forbes, a master beekeeper, and Geoff MacLean, vice president of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association. This class is limited to 50 people. The cost is $75 per person or couple. Fee includes one set of course materials. For more information, call 780-4205.


Ancient Olympics is topic

Hellenic Society of Maine is sponsoring a lecture, “A Brief History of the Ancient Olympics.” at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 503 of Luther Bonney Hall at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.

Tim Robinson will give an overview of the history of the ancient Olympics, which will cover the beginnings of the Olympic Games from the Archaic period to its demise in the fourth century. He has been a human movement educator, instructor and athletic coach for over 25 years.

The Hellenic Society of Maine is a nonprofit educational and cultural organization that promotes Greek culture. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 892-9831.


A look at Victorian teens

The New Gloucester Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the community building behind the Town Hall on Route 231.

Steve Chandler will present a program, “Letters of a New Gloucester Victorian Teenager,” based on the letters of Anna Potter Chandler, a collection that offers insight into town life at a period of growth and change in Maine history.

Refreshments will be provided. A members’ business meeting will follow. For details, call 926-3188.


Tremor support group

The Maine Essential Tremor Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Maine Medical Center’s Learning Resource Center in Scarborough.

The group is meeting to discuss the challenges of living with essential tremors, a neurological disorder that causes the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk to shake rhythmically.

For more information, call 510-1402.