Pig Roast

American Legion Post 148 will hold a pig roast from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Windham Veterans Center. This is a Post fundraiser and an opportunity for vets to get together after a busy summer. Public is welcome. Cost is $10 each or $30 for family of three or more. Pulled pork, coleslaw, potato salad, and Beanhole Baked beans. Also, variety of beverages and desserts. Alternate items, burgers and hot dogs, for those not desiring pork. The Veterans Center is off Route 302 on Memorial Drive, behind Windham Mall. Call Dave at 892-1306 for more information.

Say Thanks

The Windham Food Pantry would like to thank all who donated backpacks/and or supplies again this year. As a result, 26 Windham children will have new backpacks and supplies to start this new school year. It couldn’t be accomplished without all your support.

Auto Show

The 19th annual Windham Auto Show will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind Hannaford at the Windham Mall, Route 302. $5, $3 for seniors/students. To benefit Windham-Raymond Athletic Boosters.

Roast Beef Supper

On Saturday, Sept. 15, an old-fashioned roast beef supper will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Raymond Village Community Church, Route 121 just off Route 302. The menu includes pot roast, gravy, mashed potato, veggies, rolls, beverages and a selection of homemade pie. $8 per person, $5 for children under 12. Take-out orders welcome. If the weather is nice, diners can sit outside!

Democrats Meet

The Windham Democratic Town Committee Municipal Caucus will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Windham Public Library. Nominations are sought for three seats on the Windham Town Council (North, a one-year term; West, a three-year term and at-large, a three-year term). Also, two seats on the Regional School Union 14 Board of Directors.

Are You a Veteran?

Veterans Service Officer Phyllis D’Orsay will be at the Windham Veterans Center on Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon, to assist veterans, widows of veterans and dependents with questions about benefits and other information. If you have questions of a military nature, stop in and get some answers. No appointment is needed. To get to the Windham Veterans Center, enter Veterans Memorial Drive off Route 302 between Evergreen Credit Union and Friendly’s and follow to the end.

Shrine Celebrates

Lake Region Shrine Club is holding a Potentate’s Reception at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at Club 302, Roosevelt Trail Windham. For more information, call Jim Hanson at 892-7187.

1948 Class Reunion

Windham High School class of 1948 held their annual class reunion at DiSanto’s in Gray on Aug. 11. In attendance were Arkie Rogers and Edna, Wally and Charlotte Wyman, Kenny Atherton, Marilyn Richardson Thompson, Lorraine Doiron Demmons and Bob Demmons, George and Harriet Woodman, Wes McLellan, Janet Hodgdon Harrison and John Harrison of Chevy Chase, Md., Elizabeth Corson Wilson, Audrey Kimball Woodbrey and Herb Woodbrey. Everyone enjoyed visiting and reminiscing. The reunion for next year will be held on Aug. 10, 2013, at DiSanto’s.

Public Forum for Windham’s Future

A public forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Manchester School regarding a proposal for the future of the residential planning for North Windham. This is the first of a series of public informational meetings to be held by the 21st Century Downtown Plan Advisory Committee. Download a copy of the plan draft at www.windhamweb.com/planning_department.

Free Meal

An invitation to the surrounding communities has arrived from Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond. A free community meal will be served, buffet-style, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. All ages are welcome to enjoy the menu which includes casseroles, salads, shrimp scampi, chicken noodle soup and desserts!

Seniors Celebrate

Lakes Region Senior Center members and guests will celebrate their first year on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham. A catered meal and entertainment by the Bellamy Jazz Band will be featured. Paid reservations, at $8 per person, must be received by Friday, Sept. 14, and can be dropped off at the Senior Center or made payable to LRSC and mailed to Marge Doyon, 16 Oak Lane, Windham, ME 04062. Questions, please call Marge at 892-4955 or Blanche at 892-5604.

Ice Cream Social

An ice cream social and fashion show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church. Models will present back-to-school outfits, current styles, and vintage clothing, as well. The event is supported by Kargo’s and Fashion Bug.

Veteran Services

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Dr. Clifford Trott, clinical psychologist and combat veteran, from the Portland Vet Center will offer mental health services to area veterans on at Windham Veterans Center. These sessions are one-on-one and strictly confidential. Drop-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Call 780-3584. He is available on the first and third Wednesdays. To get to the Windham Veterans Center, enter Veterans Memorial Drive off Route 302 between Evergreen Credit Union and Friendly’s and follow to the end.

Questions Answered

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will offer a Medicare seminar and counseling for the Lakes Region at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. A “Welcome to Medicare” seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition to the Medicare seminar, there will be one-on-one counseling with volunteer Medicare advocates available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The seminar and counseling are intended to help you sort through your Medicare options, answer questions – and to help you enroll. In addition to Medicare assistance, counseling on tax and rent rebate, food stamps, and fuel assistance can be arranged. Call Southern Maine Agency on Aging to register for the upcoming seminar or to make a one-on-one appointment with a Medicare Advocate at 207-396-6500 or 1-800-427-7411. Walk-ins can usually be accommodated. Further opportunities for these services will occur at the same times and location weekly from Oct. 9 through Dec. 4. Visit www.smaaa.org to learn more about the many other services that are available.

Open House – free recycling!

The 6th annual Open House at ecomaine will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, featuring free recycling for old TVs, small motors, computers, game consoles, cell phones, and other electronics of any kind. Thanks to the volunteers of Women Out Working, there will also be free recycling of old towels, linens, blankets, sneakers, trophies, eyeglasses, hearing aids, crutches, ink/toner cartridges, and gently-used clothing. It’s all handled at a drive-through drop off. ecomaine will also be providing free breakfast sandwiches, a free raffle for a tent and two sleeping bags made from recycled material, free recycling bins, free paper shredding (unlimited), activities for kids, and tours of its recycling and waste-to-energy facilities. ecomaine is a nonprofit municipally owned and operated recycling and waste management organization located at 64 Blueberry Road in Portland. The 21 owner communities include: Windham, Casco, Gray, Harrison, North Yarmouth, and Bridgton.

Celebration

Lakes Region Senior Center members and guests will celebrate their first year on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham. A catered meal and entertainment by the Bellamy Jazz Band will be featured. Paid reservations, at $8 per person, must be received by Friday, Sept. 14, and can be dropped off at the Senior Center or made payable to LRSC and mailed to Marge Doyon, 16 Oak Lane, Windham, ME 04062. Questions, please call Marge at 892-4955 or Blanche at 892-5604.

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at the North Windham UCC is open from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday or 10 until noon Saturdays. The Thrift Shop is in the lower level of the church.

Vets to host fall suppers

Windham VFW Commander Roger Timmons recently announced that two special public baked bean suppers are being planned at the Windham Veterans Center for Friday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Oct. 12. Both events are from 5-7 p.m. and all veterans eligible for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their immediate families will be admitted free of charge. There will be a nominal cost for others. So mark your calendars and watch this column for further details as the time nears.

Last Thursday, members of the Sebago Lake Rotary Club treated residents of Unity Gardens in North Windham to a barbecue and activities to celebrate the end of summer. Above, from left, are residents Anna Weger, Alice Willette, Margaret Suderley, Shirley Morrison, Eleanor Garside and Donald Foss. The club, which usually holds their weekly Thursday lunch at Rustler’s Steakhouse, has held a half-dozen different events at the senior living facility during the past few years.  

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