Self checkout ?at Walker

Walker Memorial Library has announced that its new self-checkout station has been installed and is up and running for patrons.

“We have received positive feedback from our patrons and in just one days’ use we saw many patrons take advantage of this new technology. Library staff members have been assisting patrons and talking to them about the benefits,” said Marion Peterson of the library. “Self-checkout helps to ensure patron privacy, brings greater efficiency to our workflow and introduces our users to emerging technologies in the library.”

ARL yard sale

A yard sale to benefit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the shelter facility, 449 Stroudwater St., in Westbrook.

Dance center ?open house

Drouin Dance Center’s 2011-2012 Open House will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5-8 p.m. on the second floor at 90 Bridge St.

It’s an opportunity to visit the facility, register for dance classes, meet the instructors and more. Those who have registered for classes and would like to purchase shoes, leotards and tights, Drouin Dance Center will be open on Wednesday, Aug, 10, from 5-7 p.m.

Registration is available online anytime at

For more information, call Danielle Drouin, owner-director, at 854-2221.

Free park concert

Common Ground will be in concert 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Riverbank Park on Main Street.

Heifer to visit

On Wednesday Aug. 10, at 1 p.m., the Youth Services Summer Reading Program at Walker Memorial Library will host the Cumberland County All Star 4-H Dairy Club. Members of the club will tell about their dairy cows and bring a Jersey heifer to meet the readers.

Young adult ?novelist to talk

Nicholas Chanese, who Nicholas grew up in Raymond and graduated form Westbrook High School in 1998, will read from his young adult novel, “The Smile,” and talk on being a writer, Thursday Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at Walker Memorial Library. He will have copies of his book for sale to the public after the program.

Every Wednesday night at the concerts at Riverbank Park, a
dedicated group of American Legion and auxiliary members work at
the rear of their building serving up hamburgers, cheeseburgers,
and hot dogs with sauteed onions, Doris Rodrigues’s famous chili,
along with chips, strawberry shortcake, homemade cookies, coffee,
and cold drinks.  Pictured in front row, from left, are Carol
Reynolds, Bob Barton, Beverly Barton and Ronald Doak; second row
are Dottie McGuirk, Stan Reynolds, Jim Grant, Ralph Green, Nelson
Graham; back row, Sue Graham, Pat Grant and Doris Rodrigues; Donna
and David Berry are missing from the photo. Legion Post 62 has been
serving their loyal customers for many years at the summer