Runner speaks at CEHS

On Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m., runner Zoe Romano will give a talk at Cape Elizabeth High School about running the 2,000-mile length of the Tour de France bicycle racing course last year. For her run, Romano raised $200,000 for the World Pediatric Project. This event is free and open to the public. Email [email protected] or call 329-4141 for more information.

Ukrainian student tells the ‘inside story’

On Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. Karolina Duchkova, a Ukraine native and exchange student at Cape Elizabeth High School, will tell the “inside story” on her country during a talk at Thomas Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Duchkova is an honor student and a member of the junior class at CEHS. Several members of her family and friends have been involved in the movement to remove the Ukrainian president from power, which precipitated the movement of Russian troops into the Crimea.

Duchkova is from the town of Skvyra, a community of about 18,000, located near the capital of Kiev in central Ukraine. She speaks fluent Russian, Ukrainian and English. Call 799-1720 for more information.

Owl walk by Cape land trust

On Wednesday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m. the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will host an evening owl walk starting from the land trust office at 330 Ocean House Road. All participants must be at least 12 and the cost is $6 per person. Registration is required at Call 767-6054 for more information.

Rotary offers scholarships

The South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its two $1,000 scholarships, which are given to graduating seniors who exemplify the Rotary model of “service above self.” The application and two letters of recommendation are due on April 1. See for more information.

Volunteers needed for committees

The Cape Elizabeth Appointments Committee is now accepting applications from residents interested in serving on either the Personnel Appeal Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals. Applications must be submitted to Assistant Town Manager Debra Lane no later than Monday, March 24. Apply online at, call 799-7665 or pick up an application at Town Hall.

Dance, auction to benefit CEHS baseball team

On Saturday, March 22, 8 p.m.-midnight, the Cape Elizabeth High School Baseball Boosters will hold its 6th annual Spring Dance and Silent Auction fundraiser in the social room at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Tickets are $15 per person or $30 per couple in advance. Tickets at the door are $20 and $35. Email to [email protected] [email protected] or [email protected] for tickets or more information.

March events

set for library

For the remainder of this month the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth will offer the following events, all of which are free and open to the public. See or call 799-1720 for more information.

• Thursday, March 20, 10:30 a.m.

World Music with Rob Duquette.

• Tuesday, March 25, 11 a.m.

Pirate Party for kids 3-5. Event features pirate stories, games and crafts. Registration required at Party will be repeated on Wednesday, March 26, at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

An Evening with John Ford and Mark Nickerson with a book signing.

• Friday, March 28, 10:30 a.m.

Dance Party. Event will feature an eclectic mix of music from the Hokey Pokey to Daft Punk. Party also includes chance to play rhythm instruments and dance under a Disco ball.

• Saturday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.

Read to a Dog Celebration. Meet Winston and Maddie and learn about the library’s reading to a dog program. Event includes refreshments and prizes.

Brick program supports Wentworth

The Buy-A-Brick campaign to help support the new Wentworth Intermediate School project in Scarborough is under way. Become a part of school history by purchasing a personalized brick, which will become a permanent part of the walkway leading to the front entrance of the new school. Proceeds will be used to purchase art for the new school. Order online at

Tale of love lost on tap at Portland Players

“Private Lives,” which focuses on a divorced couple who discover they are honeymooning with their new spouses in neighboring rooms at the same hotel, opens on Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Portland Players in South Portland.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through April 6. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students with ID. Call 799-7337 or go online to for tickets or more information.

South Portland library hosts ‘Da’ discussion

Join the production team and members of the cast of AIRE’s production of “Da,” as they discuss the process of bringing this Tony-award winning play to the stage. Starring AIRE Artistic Director Tony Reilly as Da (an Irish term for father), this touching and funny play tells the story of middle-aged playwright Charlie Tynan as he comes to terms with his recently deceased father, who is still very much a presence in his life literally. The discussion will take place at the South Portland Public Library’s Main location at 482 Broadway, South Portland, on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Patron Page to Stage is an ongoing series of programs, offered in conjunction with local theater groups, featuring library patrons who are involved in area productions. In these interactive sessions, play selection, script analysis, design production, staging and costuming are discussed.

“Da” runs from March 20 to April 5, at The Studio Theater at Portland Stage Company, located at 25A Forest Avenue, Portland. Contact Susan Reilly at 799-5327, or visit AIRE’s website,, for more information regarding the performance schedule and ticket prices.

Admission to the library discussion is free. Questions can be directed to the South Portland Public Library at 767-7660. Visit the library website at or follow on Facebook. This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.

TRIAD presents tips for eating on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget will be the topic of the Thursday, March 27, South Portland/ Cape Elizabeth TRIAD forum, which begins at 2 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth fire station. The event is free and open to the public.

Anne LaPierre, a registered dietitian, will provide easy tips for getting the most out of shopping for healthy foods. In addition LaPierre will provide recipe ideas and samples.

TRIAD is made up of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth and senior citizens, police, and community members who work together to address problems faced by local seniors. Call Officer David Galvan at 767-3323, ext. 208, or Officer Bob Libby at 799-5511, Ext. 7422, for more information.

‘Girls Night Out’ celebrated in South Portland

On Thursday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., the South Portland Parks and Recreation Department will host its second annual “Girls Night Out” event at the Community Center.

The event, which is geared toward women 18 and older, is free and open to the public. The focus will be on wellness and many local businesses will be on hand to provide demonstrations, including yoga and massage sessions. Door prizes and refreshments will also be available. In addition, donations will be accepted to benefit the Tri for a Cure, which supports breast cancer research. Email [email protected] or call 767-7650 for more information.

“Private Lives,” starring Rebecca Cole and Jaimie Schwartz, opens on Friday, March 21, at the Portland Players. Karolina Duchkova

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