Toy drive

Cheverus High School is collecting unwrapped gifts, toys and cash for its second annual holiday toy drive.

Donations can be made during school hours at the guidance department, next to the main office at the school, 267 Ocean Ave. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 16.

For more information or to make a donation, contact [email protected]

Pink Tulip Project

The North Deering Neighborhood Association has partnered with Town & Country Federal Credit Union to plant 700 tulips as part of Maine Cancer Foundation’s public awareness and education campaign called The Pink Tulip Project.

Volunteers recently planted the bulbs on a strip of land where Washington Avenue and Auburn Street meet by Lib’s Dairy Treats. The City of Portland provided the garden soil. This is the second garden to grace this space with the help of the Neighborhood Association and the City’s ‘Adopt a Spot’ program.


Group facilitators wanted

The Cancer Community Center is looking for support group facilitators.

Individuals must have keen listening skills, a high degree of compassion for others; and an acceptance of diversity in background, thought and treatment options.

Volunteers are asked to commit to 21 hours of training, including four nights and two Saturdays. Then, three to five hours per month to co-facilitate a group. Training sessions will begin in January.

For more information, call 774-2200.


Poster art contest

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is holding a contest for artwork for the show’s 2012 poster.

The winning artist will receive $1,000, and his or her artwork will be featured on the poster and in show-related marketing and promotional materials. The theme of the design must be representative of the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

The deadline to submit an entry is Dec. 5.

For contest guidelines, go to www.maineboats.com/boatshow/poster-design-contest or call 594-8622.


Hyde School open house

Hyde School is holding its spring open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on its campus in Bath.

For more information about the school, go to www.hyde.edu. To attend the open house, call 243-7103.