African Children’s Choir to perform at Merrill Sunday

The African Children’s Choir will perform a program of well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites at 4 p.m. Sunday at Merrill Auditorium.

Tickets are $38 with revenues to support Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care, relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of more than 100,000 people through its relief and development programs.

For more details, call 842-0800 or go to www.africanchildrenschoir.com.



Democratic Committee to host biennial town caucus

The New Gloucester Democratic Committee will host its biennial town caucus from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Community Building behind Town Hall on Route 231. State Sen. John Cleveland, of District 15, will speak.

All New Gloucester and Poland Democrats are invited to attend, including those who will turn age 18 on or before Nov. 4, and first-time voters. Those individuals should bring identification and proof of residency, and arrive at the event promptly at 4 p.m. for voter registration.

Everyone at the caucus will be eligible to become a delegate or alternate to the state Democratic convention taking place in Bangor May 30-31. Town and county committee members will be elected, and election clerks will be nominated.

Refreshments will be offered. For more details, call Nichole Stevens at 807-7694.



Water quality certification information meeting set

The Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, and the Maine Department of Transportation will hold a water quality certification pre-application public information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cross Insurance Center at 515 Main St., to discuss a proposal for maintenance and improvement dredging of the Searsport Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Searsport.

The purpose of meeting is to inform the public of the project proposal and its anticipated environmental impacts and opportunities for public comment to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. For more details, email cenae-ep@usace.army.mil.



Silent auction to benefit Spring Break Workfest

Saint Joseph’s College will hold a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Hall on the Saint Joseph College campus at 278 Whites Bridge Road. Proceeds from the event are to support the 23rd annual college’s Spring Break Workfest program.

For more details, call David Svenson at 893-7723, email dsvenson@sjcme.edu or go to www.sjcme.edu.


Project Linus to host Blanket Day to make quilts for kids

Project Linus of Cumberland and York counties will host a Blanket Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kennebunkport Village Baptist Church at 6 Maine St.


The group invites community members to come in and make quilts to benefit children who are seriously ill or in crisis.

Easy quilt kits will be available and hands on instructions provided. Basic sewing machine skills and a machine that is in good working order are needed. Or bring a project that you’re working on for charity.

The organization accepts blankets or quilts that also are knitted, crocheted or made of fleece.

In 2013, Project Linus, a non-profit, distributed 1,794 blankets to Cumberland and York County children. For more details or to reserve a spot, call Beccy Jago at 694-1912.


Library, recycling panel to show, discuss documentary


Falmouth Memorial Library and the town’s Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee will offer a special screening and discussion of the documentary film “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

For more details, call Jeannie at 781-2351 or email jmadden@falmouth.lib.me.us.


Library Legos Club invites kids to create a creature

The Kennebunk Free Library Legos Club will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Children’s Room at 112 Main St.

Children ages 6 and older are invited to join in to create a creature. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a spot, call 985-2173 Ext. 5 or email ys@kennebunk.lib.me.us.



East Side River Band will perform Friday

East Side River Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Schoodic Arts for All’s Hammond Hall at 427 Main St.

Members of the trio will perform a mixture of folk, rock, pop, jazz, country, Texas swing, blues and even a bit of disco and alternative rock.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $10. Dessert will be available. For more details, call 963-2569 or go to www.Schoodicartsforall.org.



AARP to offer smart driver class for seniors Saturday

The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth TRIAD will host an AARP Smart Driver Class for senior citizens from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department Training Room, 2 Jordan Way.

Upon completion of this class, seniors are eligible for a reduction on their car insurance. Seniors must take the class every three years in order to maintain that discount.

The cost is $15 for AARP members with proof of card and $20 for all others. The class size will be limited.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more details, call officer Robert Libby at 799-5511 ext. 7422.77


Home health hospice team to offer volunteer training

The VNA Home Health Hospice team will offer volunteer training to individuals who wish to serve as hospice volunteers to patients and their families facing a terminal illness.

The 20-hour series, detailing the role of companionship, caregiver respite and practical non-medical help, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, March 7, 14, 21 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28 at the VNA Home Health Hospice at 50 Foden Road.

For more details, call Linda Hopkins at 400-8714 or e-mail hopkinsl@emhs.org. A pretraining interview is required.


Cancer Care Center offers patient reflexology sessions


The Cancer Care Center of York County is now offering reflexology sessions to patients Wednesdays.

Reflexologist Marianne Ratteree, owner of Deeply Touched in Springvale and a volunteer at the center, will offer free reflexology sessions from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday to cancer patients at the center.

Reflexology is a simple form of natural, complimentary and holistic healing. It is the use of special techniques to break up and remove blockage in the body and restore proper circulation of blood to any given area.

The facility is located off Route 109 on Eagle Drive.

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



Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball fundraiser scheduled

Community Partners Inc. will host the Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Rochambeau Club on outer South Street.

The evening includes live music, table raffles, appetizers, a catered buffet dinner and cash bar.

The featured entertainment is the Easy Money Band and roaming vaudeville performances by The Dark Follies.

This is a semi-formal event; Mardi Gras attire is welcome. Demi-masques will be provided to guests or they may bring their own.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Buy tickets at www.cpime.org or call Community Partners at 282-7113 Ext. 125.



Library to hold children’s book sale, Musical Mornings

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

A Musical Mornings singalong event for the entire family will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday and a children’s book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday featuring a large selection of books.

Attendees are invited to have a snack and make a craft. For more details, call 829-2215.



Aging agency scheduling several health care seminars

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging will host the first of several seminars about advance health care planning from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at 136 Route 1.

The free seminar is intended to help people make crucial end-of-life decisions, including how to start conversations with loved ones regarding their wishes for end-of-life care, options for available end-of-life medical care and help with legal and financial decisions.

To register or for more details, call 396-6525 or email crancourt@smaaa.org.

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