Book signing

Carol and David Manchester will be at Windham Public Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, to sign and sell copies of her book, “Joseph K. Manchester: Northern Son in the South” about David’s Windham ancestor.

Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Windham Lions Club will hold Breakfast with Santa from 8-10 a.m. at the Windham Veterans Hall behind Hannaford. The Lions Club is very thankful to the Windham veterans for the use of the center. The breakfast is free (pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, hot chocolate and coffee) but donations are accepted. Children will be able to talk with Santa and have their pictures taken. Bring your camera!

Toy Workshop and Christmas baskets

Each year, Windham Food Pantry provides a Toy Workshop for qualified families so they can select a variety of toys. Sign-up for this will start on Monday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. and will run through Dec. 12. Also Christmas food baskets will be available and sign up for these is the same dates. The Clothes Closet is accepting gently used, clean, warm winter clothing and the Food Pantry welcomes donations of funds and food. Call Colette at 892-1931 for more information.

Marriage Intentions

Recent marriage intentions on file at the Town Clerk’s office include Zachary Eklund and Stephanie Edwards, both from Windham and Stanley Fortuna and Andrew Woodin, both from Windham.

Windham Land Trust

Windham Land Trust holds a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the library. Information about volunteering, joining and donating is available on the website at or by emailing [email protected]. The Land Trust has a drop-off location on Windham Center Road for donations of redeemable beverage containers. Recycling returnables are one of the organization’s ongoing means of raising funds for property and trail maintenance. From Route 202 (heading south) turn left onto Windham Center Road and continue to the top of the hill just before Hawkes Farm Road. You will see a sign for the bottle drop-off and a cage to put them in. WLT appreciates your donations. The Windham Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2000 by Windham residents with a goal of retaining open space and the unique rural character of Windham. The public is invited to enjoy many recreational activities on WLT properties. For more information, visit

American Legion Meets

American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Windham Veterans Center. As always, there will be a 5 p.m. social with refreshments and 6 p.m. business meeting. This month’s topic of interest: Support for a program to place Christmas wreaths on the graves of vets in Windham.

Project Graduation 2014

Windham High School Project Grad 2014 and Bob the Screenprinter are teaming up to provide you a convenient way to holiday shop. On Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. visit Bob’s shop at 91 Tandberg Trail in Windham. Many Windham Eagle items will be available off of the shelf or to order. Bring your returnables on Nov. 30 to benefit Project Grad or drop them off directly at Patman’s Redemtpion in North Windham and have your total applied to the Project Grad account while you shop at Bob’s!

Lakes Region Seniors

In the winter, the opening is at 9 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Sunset Ridge Golf Links, 771 Cumberland St. (River Road), Westbrook. Mondays – Diane is ready to play RummiKub or you may do an activity of choice. There is always a group around the puzzle table. Tuesdays – Needlework and crafters are welcome. Poker and various card games. On the first and third Wednesday of the month is Bunco. They need to fill two tables so if interested come on down and ask for Marge and Blanche. On the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. the Weight Support Group meets, many subjects are discussed. At 11 a.m. is chair yoga. Gina leads the group in stretching and chair exercise and she will answer any questions you may have. On Fridays at 10 a.m., the Bingo games begin.

Veterans Support

Jerry Smith, the Veterans Service Officer, will hold office hours on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Windham Veterans Center. He has been in his current position for three and a half years and worked in the Veterans Employment Office prior to becoming a VSO. He will be available the second and fourth Wednesdays except for holidays, each month.

Windham Book

My latest book about Windham and its past has been received from the publisher. Called “The Days Gone By,” it includes writings of the late Charles Legrow about the settlement of the Gray Road from the rotary to the Gray line. Also included are biographies of some of the town folks including Walter Reeves, Aaron Hanscom, John Andrew, Tony Pecoraro, Flora Lamb and others. For more information, call or email Kay Soldier at 892-5381 or [email protected].

Library Tea

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Windham Public Library hosts an informal tea in the meeting room. All are welcome to this relaxing afternoon, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Medicare Information

On Tuesdays, Dec. 3 and 17, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will offer a Medicare seminar for the Lakes Region at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. A Medicare seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon. In addition to the Medicare seminar, there will be one-on-one counseling with volunteer Medicare advocates available from 9 a.m.-noon each Tuesday through Dec. 7, Medicare Open Enrollment Period, as well as one on Dec 17. In addition to Medicare assistance, counseling on tax and rent rebate, food stamps, and fuel assistance can be arranged. Call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging to register for the upcoming seminars or to make one-on-one appointments with Medicare Advocates at 396-6500 or 1-800-427-7411. Seminar walk-ins can usually be accommodated. Further opportunities for these services will continue at the same times and location on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in 2014. Visit the website at to learn more about the many other services that are available.

Christmas Luncheon for Seniors

Reservations are due Dec. 2 for a Christmas luncheon planned for Monday, Dec. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at Windham Veterans Center. The Lakes Region Senior Center members and guests will enjoy a catered buffet of turkey and pasta, salad, potato, stuffing, gravy, veggies, desserts and beverage. Carol-singing will follow with games, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Members are encouraged to invite guests. Paid reservations of $8 per person are due Dec. 2 to Marge Doyon, 16 Oak Lane, Windham, ME 04062. For more information, call 892-4955.

Christmas Fair

A “Made in Maine” Christmas Fair will be held on Dec. 7 and 8 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Roosevelt Trail. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8 and 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m. on Dec. 8. Gift baskets, baked goods, raffles for museum visits, restaurants, spas, theater, vintage quilt and a furnished dollhouse. Breakfast and lunch available; homemade food to go.

Chamber Singers concert

Tickets are on sale at for the annual “An American Family Holiday,” Saturday, Dec. 7, at Windham Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$30 and the concert features the Windham Chamber Singers, Ashley Liberty, Daniel Strange and Norm Lewis.

Open House

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals will hold its Annual Christmas Open House for the Animals on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 279 River Road. You will find trees for sale, seasonal treats and drinks, raffle items, kids activities, gifts for animals and free sleigh rides from J. L. Gray draft horses. FMI, please visit

Lions Club Stuff the Bus

The Windham Lions Club’s annual Stuff the Bus event will be held Dec. 7-8 at Hannaford Plaza in Windham from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Collections of non-perishable foods, money, toys and gift certificates will be for the families in Windham. The food pantry will distribute the food into holiday baskets for the Windham families that request help. They will also distribute the toys and gift certificates as well. Any money received will go directly to the Windham Food Pantry to purchase the hams and turkeys for the baskets.

Senior Lunches

Community Cafe? at Unity Gardens Senior Housing, Tandberg Trail, will serve a catered lunch on Dec. 12 at noon. Open other days for regular meals on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 892-3891 for information and reservations.

Art Exhibit

The artwork of Charlene Lee is being displayed at Windham Public Library through the month of January. In the exhibit case, Marilyn Lipson has arranged a variety of menorahs. Call the library for more info at 892-1908 or visit

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