Foster/adoptive parents

A free class series for individuals interested in becoming foster/adoptive parents will begin Saturday in Portland.

Preregistration and an application are required in advance of the session.

For more details, call Rana O’Connor of Spurwink at 871-1200, email [email protected] or visit www.spurwink.org/fostercare.

AARP tax assistance

The AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.

Now in its 46th year, it is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call (888) 227-7669.

Forum on handgun violence

Woodfords Church will hold a community forum, led by the Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Hall at 202 Woodford St.

There will be a presentation followed by an opportunity to ask questions or voice your opinion on the subject.

For more details, call 774-8243 Ext.103.


Learn all about worms

A free presentation of “WormMainea” will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St.

Come learn everthing you’ve ever wondered about worms.

For more information, call 829-2215.


Safe baby, toddler program

A “Safe Baby Infant Safety & Infant/Toddler CPR” program will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Southern Maine Medical Center at 1 Medical Center Drive.

Cost is $25 per couple or $15 per person.

This class is a non-certificate course by the American Heart Association.

Preregistration is required by calling 283-7350.


Diabetes education program

Sign-ups are being taken for a free diabetes education program to be offered at 6 p.m. March 6 at Goodall Hospital.

Diabetes instructor Kirk Kenyon will head the talk, sharing diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and his personal experience as a diabetic.

Kenyon’s presentation will cover how to achieve good glucose control, effective self-management, develop a balanced lifestyle, and find resources for diabetes support.

The class will be held at the Goodall Hospital Conference Room at 25 June St.

For more details, call Gwen Scott at 490-7397 or email [email protected]

Free photography program

Springvale Public Library will present a free program for aspiring photographers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s room at 443 Main St.

The program, headed by local children’s book author Bruce McMillan, is open to ages 6 through 18 and includes instruction on how to use movement in photographs.

Attendees should bring their own digital cameras.

For more details, call 324-4624 or go to www.springvalelibrary.org.


Skype and video chat

Patten Free Library, at 33 Summer St., will host “Introduction to Skype and Video Chat” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The class is a primer for those with little to no experience but a desire to learn how to connect with friends and family online. Attendees should bring their own laptop or tablet.

Preregistration is required for this Wii and Skype session.

To register, or for more details, call 443-5141, ext. 25 or email [email protected]