Food safety workshop

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a five-hour food safety training workshop on Nov. 9 for volunteer quantity cooks.

The workshop, “Cooking for Crowds,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UMaine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr.

The cost is $10.

To register or for more information, call 781-6099.

Storyteller to give talk

Bill Hinderer, a storyteller and Vietnam War veteran, will give a talk at noon Tuesday at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Hinderer, of Peaks Island, will share his personal experiences during the Vietnam War. He is the only storyteller to have performed at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Members of American Legion Post No. 164 will be guests of honor.

For more information, call 781-2351.

Seminar on aging Nov. 9

A free community education workshop, “A Boomer’s Guide: It’s Time to Talk to Your Parents About Aging,” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Falmouth Public Library, Lunt Road.

The seminar will be presented by Jane Mullen, seminar specialist at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home and Lindquist Funeral Home; and Ann V. Quinlan, a senior care adviser at Beach Glass Transitions, LLC.

For information, call 210-6498.


Program on end-of-life care

Hospice of Southern Maine will put on a play Monday about palliative care and the impact it has at the end of life.

The 30-minute performance of “B.O.A.T.I.N.G.” (an acronym for “Before Offering Another Treatment, Identify New Goals”) will be held at 6 p.m. at Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

A discussion will follow the performance. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 883-4723.


Event to honor veterans

The New Gloucester Historical Society and Lunn-Hunnewell Amvets Post No. 6 will recognize veterans at 10 a.m. Saturday at the New Gloucester History Barn, behind the Town Hall on Route 231.

The ceremony honors New Gloucester residents who have served and serve in the U.S. armed services.

Lists have been compiled and will be posted at the ceremony. The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 926-3188.


Genealogy workshop

Carol Prescott McCoy, owner of find-your-roots.com in Brunswick, will give a presentation about the benefits for using tax records for genealogy at Saturday’s meeting of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society.

McCoy will explain the types of tax records available for genealogy research and where to look for them.

The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ocean House Road.

For information, call 329-6438.


Seminar on avoiding scams

Bill Moir, a detective with the Brunswick Police Department, will lead a seminar about protecting yourself from frauds and scams from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at People Plus, 35 Union St.

Moir will discuss how to recognize door-to-door and telephone scams and how to protect yourself from identity theft.

The meeting is sponsored by Merrymeeting Bay TRIAD and People Plus.

For more information, call 729-0757.


College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops this month titled, “Essentials of College Planning.”

The workshops will be held at noon on Thursdays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17 at the Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St.

Another session will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St.

The workshop outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills.

The workshops last about 2 to 3 hours. Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703.

Film-screening fundraiser

There will be a local screening of the film, “Miss Representation,”  on Nov.  9 to raise money for Family Crisis Services.

The film, written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes how the media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine’s Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center in Portland.

After the screening, there will be panel discussion led by Family Crisis Services.

Organizers are asking for a $10 donation or $5 with a student ID.

For more information, call 767-4952, ext. 2 or go to www.missrepresentation.org.

Reiche school garden party

Reiche Community School on Brackett Street is holding a garden party from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday to recognize the people and local businesses that helped design, build and maintain the school’s garden.

Refreshments will include carrots, radishes and edible flowers from the garden. The community is invited to attend.

The school is using the garden to teach students about health, nutrition, math, science, art and sustainable practices.

For more information, call 874-8175.


Human-chain volunteers sought

First Parish Church is looking for 2,000 or so volunteers to form a human chain from the church to the Saco Food Pantry at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Volunteers should meet at the food pantry, Thornton Academy, Trinity Episcopal Church; or at the First Parish Church to pass nonperishable food items, gathered previously, from the church to the food pantry

For more information, call 283-3771.


Food and clothing drive to Nov. 18

Southern Maine Medical Center is holding a food and winter clothing drive beginning Monday through Nov. 18.

The donations will benefit the following organizations: Biddeford Food Pantry, Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry, Saco Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Stone Soup and York County Food Rescue.
Winter clothing donations should be clean and in good to excellent condition.

Donations can be dropped off at SMMC’s Webber Building from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 283-7238.

Shaker furniture presentation

Gene Cosloy will give a presentation on Shaker furniture at 7 p.m. Friday at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.

Cosloy is one of the leading interpreters of the Shaker philosophy as it pertains to the design and craftsmanship of their furniture.


Talk on on youth gardening program

Frank Wertheim, extension educator at UMaine Cooperative Extension’s York County office, will give a talk Nov. 9 about Kids Can Grow, an experiential youth gardening program

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St.

Wertheim will give a presentation, “Kids Can Grow: The Journey from York County, Maine, to National Program.”

Kids Can Grow is a six-month-long gardening program, in which young people learn to grow, prepare and consume fresh vegetables they grow at home.

For more information, call 324-2814.