Scoop-a-Thon to raise funds for teen center

Gelato Fiasco will hold a “Scoop-a-Thon” to benefit the Brunswick Teen Center on April 5.

Principals, teachers, students, town officials, local sports team members and Bowdoin college administrators will serve as “celebrity scoopers” during the event, which will run during the store’s regular hours, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The store will donate all sales beyond its seasonal daily average to the teen center. Last year, nearly 800 people bought gelato, and the Scoop-a-Thon raised more than $2,500.

The teen center is located at 35 Union St. and is staffed by adult volunteers and students from Bowdoin College. Membership is free to teenagers in grades six through 12 who live in the greater Brunswick area.

Gelato Fiasco is located at 74 Maine St. For more information about the event, call the store at 607-4002 or the teen center at 721-0754.


Guest chefs returning to White Barn Inn

The White Barn Inn begins its Sixth Annual Guest Chef Series this weekend with Joey Campanaro of Little Owl in New York City.

During the series, the inn’s chef, Jonathan Cartwright, hosts some of the hottest chefs in New York City in the White Barn kitchen.

Guests mingle with the chefs and are invited to partake in a hands-on cooking class with them before dining on a nine-course tasting menu. The inn has developed some special packages so that New Englanders can stay and participate as well as guests from away.

Upcoming chefs in the series include Jesse Schenker from Recette on April 20-22 and executive sous chef Howard Kalachnikoff from Gramercy Tavern on May 4-6.

For more information, call 967-2321.


Scout Troop 310 hosts spaghetti dinner

Saco Boy Scout Troop 310 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. March 31 at the Saco-Biddeford Elks Lodge on Ocean Park Road.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older and $4 for children 12 and under. Children under 2 get in free.

Take-out will be available. For large orders, call 294-1800.

The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and beverage.


Submission wanted for Edible Book Festival

The Portland Public Library is seeking submissions for its annual Edible Book Festival, which will be held this year from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 6 during the First Friday Art Walk.

Edible art submissions can look like a book or poem, or be a pun on a title of a book or poem. The pieces can also resemble a character or scene from a book.

In past years, edible books have been created with everything from vegetables to frosting. Last year’s winners included “Three Cakes of Tea,” made out of cakes shaped like the letter T, and “Beer and Loathing in Las Haggis,” created from Pabst Blue Ribbon cans and cooked haggis.

The Edible Book Festival will be held in the Rines Auditorium at the library. Submissions will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m., and the public will be able to vote on their favorites. Peoples Choice awards will be presented at 7 p.m., and then everyone will eat the artwork.

Register by emailing [email protected], or call Rachael at 871-1700, ext. 723.


Rosemont hosts wine tasting

There will be a free wine tasting from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rosemont Market and Bakery, 580 Brighton Ave.

The tasting will feature new wines from Chile, Austria and Italy.

For more information, call 831-2553.