April 19-20: The Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society presents its 31st Annual Gem & Mineral Show at Saint Joseph’s College on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20. The show, the biggest of its type in the state, features thousands of breathtaking items from renowned local and international vendors. Their offerings include jewelry, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, meteorites, fluorescent specimens, and more. Fun-filled educational programs occur on both days. The show will be held in the Harold Alfond Center at Saint Joseph College’s Sebago Lake campus, from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, including show discounts and a full schedule of events, visit www.mainemineralclub.org.

Sunday, April 20: Naples United Methodist Church of Good Fellowship celebrates an Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. at the Naples Town Beach. A full Easter Breakfast at the church to follow service. All welcome, donations accepted.

Wednesday, April 23: Unity College President Dr. Stephen Mulkey comes to Saint Joseph’s College in Standish to present, “Crisis and Opportunity in the Environmental Century: Inspiring a Generation to Greatness,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Viola George Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 25: Opening Reception for Anne Strout’s “In Search of Happiness” takes place 5-9 p.m. at House Arts Gallery in downtown Gray.

April 25-May 11: Schoolhouse Arts Center will present “Godspell” April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors and $14 for children under 12. Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets online at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Saturday, May 10: Judy Garbow, animal communicator, will be speaking at Bridgton Community Center, Depot Road in Bridgton from 1:30-4 p.m. Bring pictures of your pet and Judy will offer insight, answer questions, and communicate with them using her intuitive gifts and training. $5 admission. For more information, call Joanne at 647-8592.

May 10: A Paper-Shredding Fundraiser takes place at the North Windham Home Depot parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Disposal fees are $5 for a file box or fill the bin for $50. Sponsored by Windham School-Aged Child Care. Call 892-2002 for more information.

Thursday, May 22: The Annual SAD 6 Senior Citizens’ Appreciation Night and Dinner will be held at Bonny Eagle High School beginning at 4:45 p.m. and is free to senior citizens of Buxton, Hollis, Limington, Standish and Frye Island. Please RSVP to Deb Tarbox by May 16 at 929-3831 or 642-2480.


• TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) Chapter 0092 Windham, where Real People have Real Weight Loss, invite you to join them at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham on Tuesday evenings at 5-5:50 p.m. with meetings starting at 6 p.m. Free to try. FMI call Sherry Jorgensen at 310-3947 or visit www.tops.org.

• Awana Youth Program for grades K-5 at Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples; Friday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 693-6102 or 803-2199 or www.cornerstonegospelchurch.org.

• American Legion bingo takes place every Tuesday night at the Windham Veterans Center, located behind Big Lots on Route 302 in Windham. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early Bird Game at 6:10 p.m. Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Pull tabs and WTA, hot food, cold drinks, other goodies. Sponsored by Standish Memorial Post 128. For more information, call 642-5583 or visit www.post128.org.

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