Exhibit to honor Kennedy

A one-hour tribute, honoring the life of President John F. Kennedy, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Motorland Vintage America in the North Dam Mill at 2 Main St.

The event is being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

Presenters Tim Stentiford and intern Caleb Delano have put together an exhibit of period artifacts, pictures, newspapers and other JFK memorabilia.

The tribute will begin with a guided tour of the exhibit by Delano, followed by a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m., the moment that shots rang out in Dallas. The silence will be broken with the playing of taps, a reading from one of Kennedy’s favorite works and the viewing of a short film of original news footage of the event.

The hour will wrap up with discussion and refreshments.

Admission is free.

For more information, call Delano at 400-2462 or go to

Library plans book swap

McArthur Public Library, at 270 Main St., will host two youth events this week.

A Kids Book Swap will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children are invited to bring in gently used books to swap for fresh titles.

Those who can’t bring a book to swap are invited to bring in a non-perishable food item instead.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, award- winning children’s book author and illustrator Cathryn Falwell will read harvest-themed stories and lead hands on activities geared for ages 3 to 9.

Copies of Falwell’s books will be available to purchase and have signed.

Participants may remain after the program to make spin-art turkey decorations with the Children’s Room staff.

For more details, call 284-4181.


Historical Society to meet

Members and the public are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Pownal Scenic and Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday in the DeWitt Room, at Mallett Hall, Route 9.

The event will include the presentation “Reviewing the Past and Looking to the Future,” a review of supported projects of 2013 and voting of officers to serve for 2014-15.

For more details, call Donna Boyles at 688-4780 or email [email protected]


Seminar on Medicaid

The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine will offer a health policy seminar, “The Future of Medicaid: Building Sustainability through Program Innovation,” at 9 a.m. Friday at the Augusta Civic Center. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The talk will feature a keynote address by Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and executive director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured; a panel discussion with state health policy experts and Maine legislators and public officials; and a summary of MaineCare’s cost drivers.

Call 780-4846 to register.


An entertaining look back

Prince Memorial Library will present the staged reading “Past By Present” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 266 Main St.

The performance will offer an entertaining look at Maine from 1860 through1920 when 35 percent of the population left.

Refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the entire family.

For more details, call 829-2215.


Garden Club demonstration

The Scarborough Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hillcrest Community Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave.

The program will be a “Holiday Container Demonstration” with Christine Viscone from Highland Greenhouses.

Attendees should bring a container to make their own arrangement.

For more details, call Laurie Douglas at 839-2509.


School’s holiday fair

Steep Falls Elementary School’s annual holiday fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 780 Boundary Road.

For more details, call 675-3321.


Busy week at the library

York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, will host a number of events this week.

A poetry evening will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and attendees are encouraged to bring poems to share – both original or known works. The prompt for November is native. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

A historic talk, entitled “Understanding Change” also will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join members of York Middle School’s Grade 6 Jaguar Team, local historians and archaeologist Dr. Neil DePaoli to hear the final report of a study on the past of the Piscataqua River region.

Educator Carol M. Maloney will head the presentation, “Finding my Voice with Aphasia: Walking through Aphasia” at noon Thursday. Maloney will share stories from her newly published memoir, detailing her recovery from a stroke which left her unable to speak, walk or read. Copies of the book will be available.

The library also will offer a Community Yoga session from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday. Attendees should bring a yoga mat or towel and wear clothing suitable for movement.

Space is limited.

To register or for more details, call 363-2818 or go to


Church Christmas Fair set

The Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, at 3 Gray Road.

The event will include a chicken pie luncheon and silent auction, country crafts and hand-knitted items, extra-sharp cheese wheels and gift baskets, cookie walk and baked goods, fresh wreaths and boughs, ornaments, jams and candy, jewelry, books and household treasures.

There also will be an expanded shopping area and face-painting for children.

For more details, call 829-3644 or email [email protected]


Perfect book for your kid

Looking for the perfect book for the children on your holiday shopping list? Let the staff at Portland Public Library help!

Join the Youth Services staff at the Portland Public Library for a holiday tea at noon Thursday in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library and hear recommendations for picking the right book for the young ones on your holiday gift list.

Light refreshments will be served.

Also , the library will host its once-monthly Teens After Hours event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Teen Lounge.

The gathering will include food, games, prizes and a movie.

Advance sign-up with the librarian is requested as space is limited.

For more details, call Justin Hoenke at 871-1700 ext. 773 or email [email protected]

High schools set craft fair

The Casco Bay High School & PATHS Eighth Annual Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 196 Allen Ave.

The fair will include the works of more than 60 crafters, featuring holiday ornaments and items, knitted goods, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, metal art, wood crafts, clothing, baked goods and Portland’s Longest Cookie Walk.

Free admission and entertainment.

For more details, email [email protected]


Society to honor WWII vets

The New Gloucester Historical Society will honor the town’s World War II veterans with a program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, Route 231.

The veterans will share reminiscences of their military service.

Refreshments will be served.

Members, friends and the general public are invited to attend.

For more details, contact Leonard L. Brooks at 926- 3188.


Holiday greens workshop

The Bath Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St.

After a light lunch of sandwiches and beverages, there will be a business meeting followed by the club’s annual Holiday Greens Workshop.

Members will create arrangements to be given to people in the area who have difficulty getting out and would appreciate some holiday cheer.

Materials will be gathered in advance and members are asked to contribute suitable greens, berries, baskets, and other trims to decorate the arrangements.


Craft fair at Legion hall

A holiday craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Post at 14 Imperial St.

For more details, call Connie at 468-6092.


Singer-songwriters on tap

Award-winning singer-songwriters T.S. Baker and Craig Werth will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

For advance reservations, call 450-8746 or 384-4091.


Alcohol Awareness Day

Wells High School will observe Alcohol Awareness Day on Monday, with a combined alcohol and substance abuse program.

This event will feature Charles “Chuck” Rosa from Seabrook, N.H., who will speak to students about his experience with substance abuse and the loss of two sons to drug overdoses.

Rosa will speak at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

Rosa plans to stay through lunch periods for students who wish to attend a group discussion supervised by a school staff member.

For more details, call the WHS Nurse Pat Endsley at 641-6967.

For additional information visit Rosa’s website at

Parents or guardians of a student who will need an alternative activity during this presentation, should call 646-7011.


‘Shrek: The Musical’

“Shrek: The Musical” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday at the Waldo Theatre.

Tickets are available at Maine Coast Books and Community Pharmacy.

They are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for ages 8 and younger.