Talk on managing diabetes

“Some Things You Should Know About Managing Diabetes” is the subject of a Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentation set for Monday in the Chairman’s Rooms on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building.

Kate Gosselin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator (C.D.E), and Mercedes Peralta, R.N., C.D.E., will discuss several topics, including sugar substitutes, low blood sugar, and A1C testing (average blood sugar level testing).

Two sessions will be offered, the first from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and the second from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The format will include a discussion in which one of the presenters will talk about their personal experience with diabetes and what has helped them manage their disease.

There is no cost for attending the presentation.

Those interested in attending either of the programs should call 795-8448, email [email protected], or register online at www.cmmc.org.


A century of boatbuilding

A presentation, entitled “Frost-Lowell Boatbuilding History: More Than 100 Years of Boats” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.

The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

For more details, go to www.yarmouthmehistory.org.

Religious revival recalled

The talk “The Religious Revival in North Yarmouth, 1791-1793” will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yarmouth History Center, at 118 East Elm St.

In the early 1790s, the Congregational church in North Yarmouth – which included modern-day Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, and Cumberland – experienced a religious revival that was the largest in Maine since the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s.

This talk will describe the circumstances that contributed to the revival and the movement’s distinctive qualities.

The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

For more details, go to www.yarmouthmehistory.org.


Help needy pet owners

Spectrum Generations is conducting its fourth annual Pet Supply Drive to assist pet owners in need from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Dec. 13.

Donations may be dropped off to Spectrum Generations, at 61 Park St.

Items needed most include cat and dog food, litter supplies, food bowls, brushes and pet hygiene items.

Those items will be distributed the week of Dec. 16, with any excess items being brought to the Pope Memorial Humane Society.

For more details, call Amanda at 596-0339 or [email protected]


Talk: Civil War photography

The Scarborough Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the society’s museum and meeting room at 647 Route 1.

There will be a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation by Professor Libby Bischof, from the USM History Department, who will discuss “Photography in the Civil War.”

All monthly meetings are free to members of the public.

Donations are appreciated.

For more details, call Dr. Bruce Thurlow at 883-5445 or email [email protected]



Programs at town library

Prince Memorial Library will offer two events this week at 266 Main St.

Story Craft Music and Bubbles Time for all ages is offered weekly Tuesdays through Fridays.

And a French Story Times session will be held Saturday.

All sessions are free and begin at 10 a.m.

For more details, call 829-2215.


Two events at Wolfe’s Neck

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park will offer two nature programs this weekend at 426 Wolf Neck Road.

“Ready, Set, Sleep,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday detailing how nature prepares for winter in a program geared to children and adults.

On Sunday, there will be a “Hike with the Ranger” event, starting at 2 p.m.

Both events are free with park admission.

Attendees should meet at the circle of benches by the second parking lot for this hour-long program, weather permitting.

Fore more details, call 865-4465.

Waldorf School open house

Merriconeag Waldorf School is holding its annual fall fair and open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 57 Desert Road.

There will be campus tours, artisans, craft activities for all ages, food, live music, games and puppet shows.

Admission is free.

For more details, go to www.merriconeag.org or call 865-3900.


Two dog training programs

Dog trainer Jean Conte is offering dog owners two workshops to help them develop their pet’s potential.

Conte will offer Canine Good Citizen Certification training at 5 p.m. Thursdays, from Nov. 7 through Dec. 19 at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center’s Lincoln Home, at 22 River Road.

For pets that are ready to take that next step into becoming a service animal, Conte will offer an “Introduction to Becoming a Therapy Dog” beginning at 6 p.m. on the same dates.

Participant fee is $70.

Preregistration is required and spots are limited.

To register, call 563-1363.


USM women host hoopsters

The University of Southern Maine Huskies women’s basketball team will host its annual Huskies’ Shooting Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Costello Sports Complex on the University of Southern Maine campus.

Under the direction of head coach Gary Fifield, the USM staff and players will instruct participants in a day of instruction of basketball and shooting fundamentals.

The clinic is open to girls in grades 3 through 10.

The fee for the clinic is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the clinic.

Participants are required to wear sneakers, basketball appropriate clothing and to bring a lunch.

For more details or to download a registration form, go to: www.southernmainehuskies.com/fanZone/clinics.


Basics of new health law

The talk “The Affordable Health Act 101: Understanding the New Health Care Law” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Raymond Village Library.

This talk will highlight the basics of the law and what the coming changes will mean for families and organizations.


Exhibit free to vets

Maine Historical Society will honor American veterans by offering free admission during the week of Nov. 11.

Veterans will be able to view the year-long exhibition “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War” at no charge.

More than 70,000 Mainers were soldiers or sailors during the Civil War. Many women served as nurses at the front or at military hospitals and hundreds of other Mainers gathered supplies for soldiers and raised money to support nurses and relief efforts.

The exhibit explores the personal experiences of those men and women through letters they wrote, artifacts they collected, photographs and official records, among other items saved and treasured long after the four-year conflict ended.

The society is located at 489 Congress St.

For more details, call 774–1822 or go to www.mainehistory.org.

College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host several Essentials of College Planning workshops for adults 19 and older this month.

Sessions will be held Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Portland Career Center, at 185 Lancaster St., and Wednesdays, Nov. 6 and 20 at Portland Adult Education, 14 Locust St. All sessions begin at 10 a.m.

To register or for more details, call (800) 281-3703 or go to http://meoc.maine.edu.

Learn about circus acts

Join Portland Ovations and Fred Garbo of Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater Co. for a free, hands-on workshop for children and families from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library section of the Portland Public Library at 5 Monument Square.

An internationally touring acrobat, juggler, artist, and actor, Maine’s own Garbo will demonstrate and share a variety of circus arts for kids of all ages.

Participants in the workshop will play with actual inflatable show props from Garbo’s show.

For more details, call Jerri Blatt at 871-1700 ext. 707.

Woodfords Church sets fair

The Downeast Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St.

The event will feature antiques, baked goods, candy, a cookie walk, crafts, decorations, knitted goods, jewelry, a silent auction and snack bar.

For more details, call 774-8243 or go to www.woodfordschurch.org.

Astronaut to give talk

Astronaut Chris Cassidy will be the 2013 guest speaker at Trinity Episcopal Church’s Butterfield Memorial Series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 580 Forest Ave.

The talk is free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.


Class on car seats

Southern Maine Medical Center will host a “Safe Travels: Car Seat Information” workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Medical Center Drive.

This free class is designed to help give parents and grandparents or other caregivers an understanding of the importance of proper car seat use.

Attendees should bring their car owners manual/car seat manual and car seat (if you have already purchased a car seat).

Pre-registration is required, by calling 283-7350.


Benefit for food pantries

The West Lebanon Community Ladies Circle of Lebanon will sponsor its annual Empty Bowls event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the First Parish Congregational Church on Center Road.

Each guest will receive a hand-made pottery bowl of their choice, created by artisans of the Southern Mane Clay Guild, Sanford High School and Salmon Falls Pottery.

The bowls will be filled with soups donated by area restaurants and members.

Cost of the meal and bowl is $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

All proceeds will directly benefit local food pantries.

For more details, call Nancy Wyman at 658-4259.


Annual garden club event

The Seacoast Garden Club of the Kennebunks and Arundel will hold its annual open meeting Monday, featuring the 10 a.m. talk “Growing Lavender in Maine,” presented by Betsey-Ann Golon.

Golon has experience in growing lavender from Maine to Virginia. She is an herbalist at Maine’s Shaker community for more than 20 years and directs a free Herb Garden Internship at Shaker Village in New Gloucester from June to September.

The meeting will be held at the Community House on Temple Street, across from the Post Office and South Church.

The doors open at 9 a.m.

There will be a business meeting at 9:30 a.m. followed by the talk and a light lunch.

For more details, email Susan MacCachran at [email protected]


Country Christmas fair

“Christmas at Cornerstone,” a country Christmas fair for the whole family, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road.

There will be baked foods, candy, fudge, decorations, knit goods, crafts, grab bags, kids and pet gifts, secondhand jewelry, white elephant, kids craft table, quilts, face painting, Christmas family pictures taken, coffee time with doughnuts and muffins and luncheon with sandwiches and stews.

For more details, call 286-9829.


Veterans Day dinner

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will present a Veteran’s Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring a tribute honoring local Civil War veterans and highlighting the life of Cadwallader Colden Washburn (1818-82), the founder of Gold Medal Flour, a major general during the Civil War, and a governor of Wisconsin.

A heritage dinner will be followed by readings and music of the Civil War in the Ladies’ Parlor of the 1867 Washburn Family Mansion.

Cost is $20 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance by Tuesday.

For reservations, call 897-4366 or email [email protected]

A vegetarian dinner option is available by request.


Music reigns at library

Camden Public Library will host a number of different programs this week at 55 Main St.

On Tuesday, Michael Lund will present “100 Years of Grand Opera,” a talk dedicated to Maine’s legendary soprano Lillian Nordica (1857-1914) of Farmington.

Lund’s talk will include recorded music from the world of opera and classical song as well as vintage recordings of Nordica.

And, on Thursday, there will be a Library Coffeehouse performance by the trio Wildage at 7 p.m.

Admission to the concert is $7 to $8.

For more details, call Ken Jones at 236-3440.


Historian at library benefit

Libby Memorial Library will host a wine and cheese fundraiser with state historian Earle Shettleworth from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Hazzard Mansion, 209 East Grand Ave.

Tickets are $20 and will be available for purchase at the library.

For more details, call 934-4351.


Writing competition finale

Topsham Public Library will conclude its premiere “Joy of the Pen” writing competition with a reception and reading from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Highlands Community Room at 25 Foreside Road.

Prizes will be awarded for fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

Winners will be invited to read and booklets containing a selection of the entries will be made available.

A blog featuring all the entries will be launched.

Refreshments will be served.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 725-1727 or go to www.topshamlibrary.org.


Women’s Club fair

The International Women’s Club of New England’s holiday fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at York Middle School at 84 Organug Road.

The event will feature artwork, jewelry, antiques, crafts, handmade furniture and holiday decorations.

Food items such as homemade soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

YARMOUTHTour local historical places

Yarmouth Village Improvement Society is hosting a tour of the Old Meeting House and Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday on Hillside Street.

No toilet facilities will be available and attendees are encouraged to dress accordingly.

Refreshments will be served.

Rain location will be at the Yarmouth History Center on West Elm Street featuring a slideshow.

The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call Christie Harriman at 831-1135.


Dinner for veterans, families

Spectrum Generations Senior Nutrition Program and the Coastal Community Center will host a free luncheon for military veterans and their families at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, with reservations being accepted until noon Monday.

World War II veteran Joseph Gray, captain, CE-USAR (ret.) will present a noontime program about “The Malmedy Massacre of Dec. 17, 1944.”

The meal is free for veterans, $5 for ages 60 years old and $6 for all others.

To make a reservation or for more details, call 563-1363.


College and career fair

Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center will host its third annual college and career fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Memorial Gym at 678 Main St.

More than 75 representatives from area colleges, businesses, the armed services and other agencies will attend to assist students and parents with post-secondary planning.

The goal for this fair is to expose area juniors and seniors to the wide variety of post-secondary opportunities available to them and give them a forum in which to learn more about what options are best suited to their interests.

Parents are encouraged to attend.

For more details, call 206-1767 or email [email protected]


Scholarship fund benefit

The eighth annual Limington Extension Christmas gifts and decorations sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Limington Town Hall on Route 11.

The event will include holiday items from Thanksgiving to Christmas and ranging in price from 25 cents to $2.

Proceeds will directly benefit the Bonny Eagle High School scholarship fund.

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