Stuff the Bus at Shaw’s will help Food Cupboard

The Stuff the Bus event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket, 180 Waterman Drive, will support the South Portland Food Cupboard in feeding people in need.

The Rotary Club of South Portland Sunrise is partnering with Shaw’s and the South Portland Housing Authority on the food drive.

Shoppers are invited to donate non-perishable items during their shopping trips. Food items most requested for the food drive include: peanut butter, tuna fish, spam, hash, spaghetti sauce, baked beans, pasta, macaroni and cheese, vegetable soup, canned fruit and coffee.

Shoppers may also choose to donate cash or grocery gift cards to the Food Cupboard, which recently moved to a larger space at 130 Thadeus St.


Anyone wishing to donate before the drive may drop off non-perishable goods at the South Portland Housing Authority, 100 Waterman Drive. For more details, call Tracey Merrill at 671-4218.


Learn about Arctic animals at museum’s family day

Families are invited to a Handsome Antlers and Amazing Horns! event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College.

Come learn about Arctic animals and the differences between horns and antlers. Animal-themed art projects will be offered, including making and decorating your own wearable set of antlers or horns.

The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call the museum at 725-3416.



School vacation activities fill week at the library

Kennebunk Free Library will host activities for school vacation week. Pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted.

A Family Yoga Class will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for ages 4 and up. Please bring a mat if you have one and a blanket for resting pose.

A Legos Day for ages 4 to 8 will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The library will provide the Legos and children supply the imagination.

A cosplay workshop for students in grades 6 through 12 will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Cosplay is the art and practice of wearing costumes to portray characters from anime, manga or graphic novels. The workshop will include information on attending anime conventions such as PortCon in Portland. Costuming is optional.


Students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to discover the inner workings of their computers, when Ralph O’Brien from Customized Computer Design visits the library at 2 p.m. Friday.

Also on Friday, there will be a gaming event from 3 to 4:45 p.m. This weekly drop-in program for middle and high school students features Wii electronic games including Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Sports Resort. No pre-registration is needed.

All of these events are free and wheelchair accessible.

The library is at 112 Main St. For more details, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to


Muslim-Catholic dialogue is focus of presentation


The Cultural Affairs Lecture Series event “Muslim-Catholic Dialogue and the Challenge of America’s Polity, Values and Culture,” canceled earlier because of weather, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Joseph’s College, in Viola George Auditorium in Harold Alfond Hall at 278 Whites Bridge Road.

The presentation by professor of theology Daniel P. Sheridan addresses how Catholics and Muslims in Western Europe and North America face similar issues as the transcendent claims of their faiths are called into question.

United in dialogue, Sheridan says, the two faiths can share how they live and thrive in a culture of secular polity.

The event is free and open to the public. For more details, go to


Senior College speakers to discuss trail, astronomy


York County Senior College’s 2014 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series will host two talks Wednesday at Denis Hall on the campus of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, 133 Shaker Hill Road, off Route 202.

Teacher, writer and astronomer Bernie Reim will lead a discussion about the workings of the universe and our connections to the larger picture in the talk “The Sky Above Us: Astronomy and the Hubble Telescope” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A post-lunch lecture by David Field, “The Appalachian Trail: Building and Protecting the National Scenic Trail,” will follow from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The fee for each program is $15 for York County Senior College members and $20 for non-members, payable at the door by cash or check made payable to the Brothers of Christian Instruction. The fee includes a lunch of soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert and beverages, as well as coffee breaks.

Call 282-4030 for reservations by Monday. For more information, go to www.yorkcounty



Historical society meeting to mark barn anniversary

The next monthly meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse on Intervale Road.

The program will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the dedication of the History Barn, featuring archival footage provided by New Gloucester TV, the local cable television committee.

Members and the public are invited. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926-3188.



Coast Guard officer to speak at Woman’s Club

The Freeport Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the Freeport Community Library.

A liaison officer will talk about the duties of the Coast Guard along the coast of Maine.

Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

For more details, call Sheri Bunting at 865-3996 or email



Recreation department takes sign-ups for adult programs

The Kittery Recreation Department is holding sign-ups for a number of adult activities it will offer through the spring.

Offerings include karate from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from March to May, $110; Rasamaya barre workouts, 6 to 6:50 a.m. Tuesdays through March 11, $32-$37; Rasmaya barre yoga fusion, 7 to 7:50 a.m. through March 11, $32-$37; belly dancing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28 to April 18, $80-$85; and beginning tap dance, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 25 to April 15, $80-$85.

Registrations may be done at the Kittery Community Center at 120 Rogers Road or at www.kitterycommunitycenter. org.

For more details, call 439-3800.



Horticulture expert to talk about ornamental grasses

Camden Public Library will host the Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series, featuring a talk by Hammond Buck on ornamental grasses, at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Main St.

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


Children’s activities set for school vacation week

The L.C. Bates Museum will host a number of children’s activities highlighting the natural world during school vacation this week.


The activities will be held both in the museum and on the campus trails.

Each day this week kids can tour the presidential busts and do a scavenger hunt about the presidents or make an animal craft as you visit the galleries.

Special programs include Animals in Winter on Wednesday, Animal Tracks on Friday and a bird walk and art program on Saturday; all starting at 1 p.m.

For more details, call 238-4250 or email


CPR and first aid training to be offered at hospital


Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is accepting registrations for Heartsaver CPR and first aid classes.

Both sessions will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with CPR training set for Feb. 24 and first aid training on Feb. 26. The fee for CPR training is $40 and for first aid it is $30.

Classes will be held in the classroom (door C) of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital at 50 Union St.

Class size is limited and early registration recommended. To sign up, call Michelle Mahon at 664-5588 or email

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