Medicare seminar

Southern Maine Agency on Aging will offer a Medicare seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and May 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail.

The goal of the seminar is to help people sort through Medicare options. 

A benefit specialist will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help people enroll.

To register, call 396-6500.


Kids First gala and auction

The Kids First Center is holding its annual gala and auction from 6 to 10 p.m. May 17 at the Woodlands Club, 39 Woods Road.

There will be food, dancing and a silent and live auction with more than 100 items. There will also be a raffle of the new Apple iPad.

The cost is $75 a person. All of the proceeds will support the Kids First Center, which offers support and guidance to families who are experiencing separation and divorce.

To register, call 761-2709 or go to


Privacy rights speaker

Ellen Alderman, co-author of “The Right to Privacy” and “In Our Defense,” will give a talk at noon Thursday at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Alderman is a lawyer who has written extensively about civil rights.


Hand hooked rugs show

Jacqueline Hansen and her students are exhibiting traditional hand hooked rugs and wall hangings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blue Point Church, 236 Pine Point Road.

The cost to attend the show is a requested $4 donation. There will also be lunch available for $5.

For more information about her work, go to


Oxfam-style banquet

Students at Freeport High School are hosting an Oxfam-style hunger banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Freeport Community Services on Depot Street.

A senior English class for an independent research project is organizing the event. Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.

Tickets are $8. The event will include student projects, music performances and art.

Proceeds will benefit Oxfam America and Freeport Community Services.

Spring carnival at L’ecole

L’ecole Francaise du Maine is organizing a spring carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 99 South Freeport Road.

The activities will include a craft table, beanbag toss, water balloon toss as well as raffles and food.


Burundi drummers perform

Burundi Drummers will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St.

The program will feature music, food, and a panel discussion with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from Ghana, Congo, Mexico, Iraq and other countries.

Organizers are asking that people bring food to share.

For more information, send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]


Concert and food drive

The second annual “Food is Hope” concert and food drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road.

Truly Chillemi, a third-grader at Pond Cove Elementary School, is organizing the event.
Several local musicians will perform, such as singer-songwriter Kate Schrock.

Donations of non-perishable food will be collected at the event. Donations can also be dropped off at the concert or through May 4 at Cape Elizabeth High School.

All donations will benefit Wayside Food Programs, which collects and distributes food to 43 hunger relief agencies across Cumberland County.

For more information, call 712-4928.


Historical society meeting

The Scarborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday at 647 Route One.

Following the meeting, there will be a presentation from Dr. Matthew Edney, a professor of the history of cartography at the University of Southern Maine, who will give a talk about property mapping in the 18th century in New England.