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Friday, April 5: Judy Pancoast with Windham Chamber Singers perform “Closer to You – A Live Tribute to the Carpenters” at 7:30 p.m. at the Windham Performing Arts Center at Windham High School. $10 – $15 reserved Seating. For ticket call, 892-1810, ext. 275 or check out www.windhamchambersingers.com.

April 5-6: Jordan-Small Middle School Drama Club presents “15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play” on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Enjoy this short comedy directed by Chris Newcomb, Valerie Hammett, and Patricia Valley, with music direction by Tony Tiani. Tickets are $5 for all ages and available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. To purchase reserved seats, email [email protected] Performances will be held at the Jordan-Small Middle School, 423 Webbs Mills Road, Raymond.

Tuesday, April 9: Open House at Windham Christian Academy from 6:30-8:30 p.m. WCA serves students from pre-kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade. A new student scholarship of $500 toward tuition will be given to any K-12 student who attends the Open House and enrolls in the fall.

April 9: Elizabeth McLellan, founder and president of Partners for World Health, presents her lecture “Grassroots Health Care in Developing Countries: Maine Goes Global” at Saint Joseph’s College. McLellan will discuss her work with Partners for World Health – a Scarborough-based nonprofit that oversees programs in more than 20 countries to provide improved health care – and strategies for how grassroots efforts, started in Maine, can improve health care outcomes in developing countries. McLellan’s lecture from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 128, Harold Alfond Hall, on Saint Joseph’s Standish campus is free and open to the public. Light refreshments starting at 5 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.

April 12-21: Schoolhouse Arts Center is celebrating their 25th anniversary by presenting Hold On, Molly!, a rousing musical comedy based on the true story of Molly Finney of Freeport, Maine. She was kidnapped by local Indians in 1756. The story of this romantic rescue adventure comes to life with lively dance numbers, lots of singing from a very talented cast, and plenty of action. “Molly” will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and a Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. from April 12 through April 21. Tickets will be $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. The Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. For more information, call Schoolhouse Arts Center at 642-3743 or log onto our website at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Saturday, April 13: The Knights of Columbus, Windham Council will be hosting a Baked Haddock Dinner from 5-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Route 302 North Windham. Adults are $8, $4 for children 12 and under. The proceeds benefit the charitable works of the council. The meal includes baked haddock, potato, vegetable, homemade coleslaw, homemade desserts, coffee, tea, fruit punch.

April 13: Windham Christian Academy offers a Zumbathon from 12-2 p.m. at Windham Christian Academy. The cost to attend will be $10 and can be paid at the door. You can come for as long as you’d like or stay for 30 minutes, or dance the entire two hours, it’s up to you. Anyone age 13 and up are welcome.

April 13: Naples/Casco Food Pantry Fundraiser, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. Sons of the American Legion presents “The Wrong Road Band” at its yearly fundraiser

for the Naples/Casco Food Pantry. Finger-food buffet, raffles, cash bar. $6 cover charge.

For information, call 337-0504 or e-mail [email protected]

Sunday, April 14: Maine Taxpayers United will host the 2nd Annual Tax Day Rally at 2 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Chestnut Street, in Lewiston. Featured speakers will include Gov. Paul Lepage, former State Treasurer, Bruce Poliquin, and former State Representative, Scott Lansley.

Wednesday, April 20: Sound of Music Sing-a-long at Faith Lutheran Church, 988 Roosevelt Trail, North Windham. Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie for a costume contest with prizes. Refreshments will be available as well as participation bags given out to all who come. Doors open at 6 p.m. Limited seating. Tickets are $8 each or two for $15. Call Mary at 627-7007 or Shelly at 583-2544 for tickets in advance. Partical proceeds to go to the Windham Food Pantry.

April 20: Dr. Michael Coffman will explain the development, implementation and impact of United Nations Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, Open Space at 6 p.m. at the Lake Region High School. Impact of Agenda 21 on you and your loved ones include: Abolish forever your private property rights; Seizure of private property; Forbidding human access to millions of acres of land; Depopulation of rural areas forcing people into high density urban settlements; Depopulated areas, including towns and cities, declared Open Space and off-limits to humans. For more info, e-mail [email protected]

Tuesday, April 30: The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County offers a certified Farm Tractor Safety Course scheduled for five consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning April 30. Course takes place at the Maine Forest Service Building in Gray on Route 26. There is a $15 fee to participate. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, a shop session, as well as an opportunity to be on the tractor seat operating a farm tractor. This course is suitable for youth and adults. Individuals must be at least 13 years of age to participate. For more information, or to register, call the Extension Office at 781-6099. Space is limited to 26 participants.

Wednesday, May 1: Tickets go on sale for Beatles For Sale the Tribute Band, which returns to Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, on Saturday, July 6 at 7.30 p.m. Take a “Ticket To Ride” back to the 1960s at the height of Beatlemania. Hear all your favorite Beatle hits and some lost Beatle B-sides performed completely live.

Tickets for adults are $22, Children 14 and under are $18. Tickets go on sale May 1.

For more information, go to http://www.deertreestheatre.org/ or call the box office at 583-6747.

July 20: Windham High School Class of 1973 holds its 40th Reunion upstairs at Rustler’s Steak House in Windham from 6 p.m. on. There will be a menu to order food from that night, so no advance reservation or admission fee is required. Come celebrate! RSVP to Sue Witonis 655-4426/[email protected] or Donna Morton at 655-3581/[email protected]


• The National Alliance on Mental Illness welcomes any family members or friends who find themselves needing support for dealing with someone challenged with a mental illness. Meetings take place at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Route 302 the first Monday of each month, from 7-8:30 p.m. FMI, Eileen at 655-4193.

• Al-anon meets every Thursday 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Naples Methodist Church, on the Village Green. Newcomers welcome. FMI, call 693-4535.

• 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.

• 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. 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.

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