Graduation

The public is invited to attend the Windham/Raymond Adult Education graduation on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Windham High School. Summer course and program listing is available at the website, www.windhammaineadulted.org or by calling 892-1819.

Celebrating Grace

Grace Church celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Windham Performing Arts Center. Following the worship service, a free barbecue and games will be held on the school campus and free summer clothing for kids and adults will be available in the back of the WPAC.

Yardscaping

A free yardscaping program will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the Windham Public Library. This is sponsored by the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation. Call Barbara at 892-1908 for more information.

Book sale

Windham Hill UCC is holding a used book and DVD sale on Saturday, June 4, at Fellowship Hall, located behind the church. For more information, call Sylvia Sullivan at 655-3559 or [email protected]

Chicken barbecue

Join the Windham Land Trust on Saturday, June 4, for another wonderful chicken cook-out at Friend’s Church, Route 202, across from the Public Safety Building. Good eating starts at 5 p.m. and will end when the last chicken is served. Tickets are $10 each. The dinners consist of half a chicken, homemade potato salad, cole slaw, pie, roll, cranberry sauce and beverage. Eat inside or take-out containers available.

Help for veterans

Recently, we wrote a column about veterans’ benefits and many letters, calls and e-mails followed. Here’s an opportunity to find out all about help that is available. Veterans Service Officer Phyllis D’Orsay is available on the second and fourth Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. until noon, at Windham Veterans Center. In June, she will be there on June 8 and 22. She can assist widows of veterans, dependents and of course, veterans. If you have questions of a military nature, stop in and get some answers. The Veterans Center is off Route 302, on Memorial Drive, between Evergreen Credit Union and Friendly’s. Follow Memorial Drive all the way to the Veterans Center – to the right of Home Depot – a dirt, town road. No appointment necessary.

Girl Scouts

Girls and adults are invited to find out about Girl Scouting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, at Manchester School, Route 302. Find out about programs and activities. More than 12,000 girls from grades K-12 in Maine are involved in Girl Scouting. Visit the website at www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

Art display

Artwork by John R. Sell will be on exhibit at the Windham Public Library now through July 30. He is a Maine artist whose works depict Maine subjects. Paintings of the lakes, trails, and Maine’s spectacular coast are rendered in oil on canvas. If you enjoy fine art of Maine land and seascapes, don’t miss this opportunity. The Windham Public Library is located at 217 Windham Center Road in Windham. For more information, library hours, or directions, call the library at 892-1908.

Poker tournament

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments are sponsored by Windham Veterans Association and held at the Veterans Center monthly. The next tournament is Saturday, June 11. Registration begins at noon, play begins at 1 p.m. $50 buy-in plus $2 chair fee. Players limited to first 100 to register. Pot consists of 75 percent of total buy-in registration. All players making the final eight table will share in the pot. Food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available, reasonably priced. 50/50 tickets available throughout the game ($5 each or five for $20.) Proceeds support Windham Veterans Center.

Bingo

Bingo games are held on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. at the Windham Veterans Center, hosted by American Legion Post 128 of Standish. Bingo games pay out up to the state maximum of $1,400, depending on attendance. A winner-take-all game, as well as pull-tabs and a 50/50 drawing will be offered. Food and beverages provided by the Legion Auxiliary will be sold. Proceeds from the games will go toward the building fund for a future home for Post 128, which currently meets at the Kiwanis Building on Route 25 in Standish.

Directors needed

Windham School Age Child Care Board of Directors seeks two people to serve on the board. WSACC serves school aged children in Windham and Raymond, operating programs at four school sites. Meetings are held four to six times a year to oversee management of the nonprofit organization. For more information, call Donna Cobb at 892-2002.

Free seminars

If you’re retiring soon (within a year), and will be signing up for Medicare insurance, you may want to attend a free Medicare seminar to find out what it’s all about. Even if you are receiving Medicare, this is a good opportunity to learn more. Call Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 396-6500 and make an appointment. In June, SMAA is offering four seminars in Windham. Welcome to Medicare will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 7 and June 21 and one-on-one appointments are available on the same dates, from noon to 3 p.m. All are held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. Six trained volunteers, four of them from Windham, make these appointments possible. Bring your Medicare card, Social Security number, list of drugs and quantities you take, your income and asset information (you may qualify for reduced costs) and current health insurance information.

Leaf and brush disposal

Public Works will be open until 4 p.m. on Monday, June 13, for residents to drop off leaves and brush. Separate your leaves from the brush. There is an area for each and is marked with signs. If you bring leaves bagged up, dump the leaves and take the bags with you. Public Works is on Windham Center Road not far from the library and town hall.

Plant Sale

The Windham Historical Society at 234 Windham Center Road, is holding a plant and garden sale in conjunction with an open house on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Linda at 655-3421.

Thrift Shop

North Windham Union Church Thrift Shop is open Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon at the church on Route 302 near Boody’s Corner. Bargains for you on a variety of items. Check it out!

Book sale

For those readers who don’t mind going out of town to find something to read, the Friends of Feral Felines will benefit from the annual used book sale on Saturday, June 18, at Williston West Church, Portland.

Vets at Summerfest

Summerfest is coming right up on Saturday, June 18, following town meeting. Among the many organizations participating in Summerfest are Windham’s veterans – in the parade and with their booth offering pulled pork sandwich dinners, kettle corn, maple corn, cold bottled water, military tee shirts, membership info for joining the local VFW or AL and a silent auction. Support your local veterans.

Election of officers for Windham Chapter 10643, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was held in late May. They are, from left, John Boyden, Willie Goodman, George Bragg, Ken Murch, Wayne Carter, Ralph Johnston, Denis Marshall and Commander Bob Akins. The ceremony was held at Windham Veterans Center. All veterans of any foreign conflict is welcome to attend meetings on the second Wednesday each month, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. Meetings are held at Windham Veterans Center, Memorial Drive, in North Windham. (Courtesy photos by David Tanguay)


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