Oct. 5-6: The Friends of the New Gloucester Library will be holding its Fall Festival of Books sale the first weekend in October, at the New Gloucester Public Library (379 Intervale Road). The sale starts with First Dibs for Kids on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Only children’s items are on sale and adults must be accompanied by a child on Friday evening to purchase items. Children’s books are bargained priced – hardbacks 25 cents and two paperbacks for 25 cents. On Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-noon, all books, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiobooks and delicious baked goods will be on sale. Most adult hardbacks sell for 50 cents and paperbacks for 25 cents. The Friends are always looking for donations of gently used books, audio-visual items, games, and puzzles. Please leave your donations at the New Gloucester Library during regular library hours. For more information, contact the New Gloucester Library at 926-4840.

Saturday, Oct. 6: Friends Church, Route 202, Windham is hosting a baked bean supper from 5-6:30 p.m. Baked beans, brown bread, salads, pies, coffee and punch. $7 for adults and $1 for children under 12.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: At 6:15 p.m., Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham, is hosting Munay-Ki Bands of Power and Oneness. Receive the Oneness Blessing and the Munay-Ki Bands Rite, from the Inca Mystery teachings. The same event happens Oct. 23 at 6:15 p.m. FMI, contact Anita DeVito 233-2805 or [email protected]

Thursday, Oct. 11: Comedian Bob Marley is coming to Windham High School Performing Arts Center for a Project Graduation 2013 fundraiser event starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the high school or at the door.

Friday, Oct. 12: Diva Concert 2012 at Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham, at 7 p.m. A concert celebrating the evolution and empowerment of women through song and dance.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Windham Hill UCC is sponsoring an electronic recycling event outside the Windham Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All towns can participate. Donations accepted to cover cost of organizing the event. Donations will also be used to support local mission needs via the church. Enter at Veterans Memorial Drive, next to Friendly’s. The following items will be accepted: TVs all sizes, computer monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, cordless phones, cell phones, VCRs, DVD players, audio equipment, stereos, speakers. No household appliances (stoves, refrigerators, microwaves) will be accepted.

Oct. 13: The Athletics Department at Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to announce its “Kids Night Out” program dates for the upcoming year. The first “Kids Night Out” event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 and two dates – Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 – are scheduled with the need for holiday shopping and preparation in mind. “Kids Night Out” will also run on Feb. 9, March 2, March 23 and April 6. All events are held on Saturdays at the Harold Alfond Recreation Center on campus and will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The event, open to children ages 7-13, sponsors games, movies, swimming, rock climbing, arts & crafts, and sports. The price is $12 per child and $6 for each additional child from the same family. Kids Night Out is sponsored and supervised by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Saint Joseph’s College. On-site registration on the evening of the event only (no pre-registration required and no phone calls necessary). Concessions available.

Oct. 13: 5-cent fall clothing sale, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hollis Elementary School, 554 River Road (Route 35), Hollis. Thousands of garments including new clothes, shoes and underwear for the whole family. Everything is 25 cents. For more information, call 692-2989. Sponsored by Limington Extension. A Bonny Eagle High School scholarship/Limington Toy Box fundraiser.

Oct. 13: For the benefit of the New Gloucester Veterans’ Monument fundraising campaign, a lively and heart warming musical review “USO Show” by Just For Fun will be held 7-10 p.m. at the New Gloucester AMVETS, Route 100, New Gloucester. BYOB. Tickets are $5. Call Pat Kiley 926-4232 or Joyce Hamilton 926-4079 for tickets.

Monday, Oct. 15: A rabies clinic takes place 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sebago Lake Congregational Church, 410 Northeast Road, Sebago Lake Village. $10 per pet. Cash only. Please bring previous rabies certificate. Dogs on leashes and cats in cages. Vaccines administered by Standish Veterinary Hospital.

Oct. 17, 20: Lake Region Community Theatre is holding auditions at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:45-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-noon for the January production of Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor’s “Lovers and Other Strangers.” This hilarious Samuel French, Inc. production will take you inside the complex world of relationships and all the drama and fun that is involved. Needed: six women and six men. Age range: early 20s to 60. Requirements: A reading from the script. The show dates and times are Jan. 25, 26 and 27 at Lake Region High School. The show is directed by Mary Bastoni and produced by Janet Ver Planck, Jyselle Watkins and Lew Krainin of Lake Region Community Theatre. Questions for Mary: Call 603.986.2221 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Oct. 19-20: Gray Public Library Fall Book Sale. On Friday, check out the early-bird sale from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Entry is $5 per person. On Saturday, the book sale runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Books, audio books, music and movies at great prices.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Faith Lutheran Church, 988 Roosevelt Trail, North Windham, is having a Harvest Dinner and Cabaret. Lots of wonderful local entertainment as well as a Harvest Dinner consisting of beef barley soup, homemade sweet breads, autumn salad, glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, butternut squash with ginger, apple or pumpkin pie for dessert, soft drinks and coffee. Tickets are $14 for one or two for $25. Limited seating. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and cabaret at 6 p.m. Please call Mary at 627-7007 or Peggy at 807-7579 for tickets.

Sunday, Oct. 21: Join Adriane Kramer and Girl Power Fitness for a “Party in Pink” Zumbathon charity event benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure! 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. There will be food, entertainment, vendor tables, contests, raffles, a silent auction and three hours of Zumba. Last year’s “Party in Pink” was the largest in New England and made it into the pages of Z LIFE magazine, which has an international circulation. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. FMI, contact Kramer at 312-2277 or [email protected]

Monday, Oct. 22: ADHD Training Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Speaker Torrey Harrison from Tri County Mental Health Services will speak on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Topics will include normal range of childhood attention and activity, onset of disorders on the ADHD spectrum, symptoms in toddlers and preschoolers, symptoms in school age children, basic supports for preschool children living with ADHD including environment and behavior interventions, basic supports for school age children living with ADHD including environment and behavior interventions, talking with parents, questions and answers. This free training workshop will be held at A Joyful Noise, 679 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. For more information or to register, call 892-3770 or 712-7371. Two-hour training certificates will be provided.

ONGOING EVENTS

• The hours for the drop-in Lakes Region Senior Center at the Little Falls School, 40 Acorn Street, Gorham, are as follows: Monday-Thursday from 9 to 3 p.m. FMI, email [email protected] or contact Glenn Lynds at 893-9088 or drop by and check them out.

• “The Writers” gather on the third Monday of each month at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Route 302, from 6-8 p.m. Authors of all types are invited to support one another, to listen and render opinions when asked, with respect and courtesy. If you are interested in joining, stop by or call Betty Libby at 655-9214.

• A free car seat check sponsored by Safe Kids Maine takes place the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windham Fire-Rescue, 718 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), North Windham. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to provide free assistance with car seat installations and recall checks. FMI, 899-9461 or www.maineseatcheck.org.

• Until Nov. 19, American Legion bingo takes place every Monday night at the Windham Veterans Center behind Big Lots on Route 302, Windham. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Hot food, cold drinks, other goodies. Sponsored by Standish Memorial Post 128. FMI, call 642-5583 or visit www.post128.org.

• Through October, food distribution at the food pantry at the Casco Village Church’s food pantry will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month.

• The Wings ‘N Things Clothes Closet of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ (941 Meadow Road, Casco Village) invites you to come shopping. You won’t believe your eyes when you see all the beautiful new and gently used clothing, mostly name-brands, most $1 or less. Open Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. or by appointment. The closet will open every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until noon in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market on the Village Green in Casco. FMI, 627-4282.

• The Poland Springs Woodcarvers meet the first Friday and third Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m. at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Main St., Poland. If you are a woodcarver or just interested in woodcarving, please attend. All levels of carvers invited. Bring something for Show & Tell. FMI, contact Chuck Friis at 576-3811.

To list an event in this calendar, please e-mail info to [email protected]

The fourth annual “Art at Marrett” takes place at the Marrett House on Route 25 in Standish on Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-2. p.m. Enjoy a display of work by Maine artists, as well as a silent auction to benefit the Marrett House and Historic New England. The event is sponsored by Saco River Art League and Historic New England. Standish Historical Society will offer refreshments for sale, and there are free tours of the historic Marrett House. The house is located at 40 Ossipee Trail East (Route 25), Standish. For more information, call 882-7169 or visit www.historicnewengland.org.

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