Wednesday, Feb. 29

Community forum on mental health, 6:30-8:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland. Representatives from the police department and mental health agencies will be present. The goal is to provide a forum to discuss not only police interaction with the mentally ill, but also the community collaboration and network that exists to assist members of the community who are in crisis. The forum is open to the public as well as mental health professionals and consumers.

Friday, March 2

Scarborough High School Competition Choir benefit, silent auction (7 p.m.) and a benefit concert/dance (8 p.m.) featuring Coos Canyon Band, at Scarborough High School. Tickets are available through Bull Moose, Starbird Music, or through the Scarborough Choral Arts Department (318-6637) for $10 general admission ($8 for seniors).

Scarborough Kiwanis Club lunch, every Friday, noon-1 p.m., at Cabela’s, located at 100 Cabela’s Blvd., Scarborough. To find out more about Scarborough Kiwanis, go to www.scarboroughkiwanis.org or contact the club president, Dan Smith, at [email protected]

Saturday, March 3

Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Casseroles, beans, salads, breads and desserts. $7.50; $4; $20, family (two adults and children). Takeout will be available.

The New Library Landscape, 2-3:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library. Preview the new library landscaping project. A panel will explain what’s in store to beautify the library property and share the vision of the future. Free. Call 767-7660 for more information.

Roast beef supper, hosted by the Scarborough Lion’s Club, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Lion’s Den on the Gorham Road ( just over the turnpike behind Sam’s Club). The supper will benefit the Scarborough Historical Society. The menu will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, pie and beverage. Adults, $8; children, $3. For advanced tickets call 885-9997.

Eastern Trail activities, ski, shoe or walk. Meet to leave at 1 p.m. from the parking lot on Pine Point Road (Route 9), Scarborough. Return to parking lot around 2:30 p.m. Easy pace. For more information, contact Bob LaNigra, [email protected] or 883-8662.

Sunday, March 4

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, every Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the former Hamlin School gym (now city Planning and Code office), corner of Route 77 and Sawyer Street, South Portland.

Tuesday, March 6

Scarborough Schools kindergarten information night, at 6:30 p.m., in the Scarborough High School cafeteria. All parents who have children who will turn 5 on or before Oct. 15, 2012 should attend. This presentation is for parents only. Please do not plan to bring your children. If you have any questions about Kindergarten Information Night, call Mary Stuart-Hillman at Eight Corners School at 730-5200.

Panel presentation by senior care professionals, “What’s Aging In Place All About?,” 6:30-8 p.m., at the Cape Elizabeth Community Center. Learn the essentials of what families need so that caring for loved one at home will be a successful experience. The program is free; registration is requested by March 1. Call Cape Elizabeth Community Center at 799-2868. For more information, call Comfort Keepers at 885-9600.

Wednesday, March 7

Cape Elizabeth Future Open Space Preservation Committee public forum, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, to talk about town open space priorities. For more information, contact Town Planner Maureen O’Meara at 799-0115.

Saturday, March 10

Scarborough blood drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cabela’s Plaza. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.

To be included in the calendar, send event information 10 days in advance to [email protected]


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