Through May 3: Lyric Music Theater on Sawyer Street in South Portland hosts “Young Frankenstein, the Musical” on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film. The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but not without scary and hilarious complications. Don’t miss the kooky cast of characters delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film. With eye-popping special effects on all new show-stopping numbers including, “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” you’ll have a monstrously good time. Since the show contains adult themes and language, some material may be inappropriate for children 13 and under. Senior tickets (65-plus) are $17.99, adult tickets are $21.99. Call the box office at 799-1421 or email [email protected], or order online at

Thursday, April 24: Jane Mullen, of Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, will discuss preplanning your funeral from 2-3 p.m. at the Cape Elizabeth Fire Station Training Room. Open to all community members. Light refreshmrnts will be served. Sponsored by South Portland/Cape Elizabeth TRIAD.

Friday, April 25: Scarborough’s Annual Public Safety Recognition Ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. at Scarborough High School auditorium. The public is welcome.

Saturday, April 26: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Silent Auction (4-6 p.m.) and Dance (6-10 p.m.) will be at the Willowdale Golf Club in Scarborough. Food and cash bar will be provided. Tickets will be $10 at the door. All donations go toward Team Ashley “AJ” Johnston and Team Cody Crowley to benefit the Out of the Darkness Walk, which will take place on Sept. 6 at Memorial Park in Scarborough.

April 26: Celebrate Earth Day by joining Friends of Scarborough Marsh from 9 a.m.-noon for the annual clean-up of Scarborough’s beaches and the Scarborough Marsh. There will be sites all around town. Check in at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Route 9. Groups also are welcome. Contact Linda Woodard at 415-8331 or [email protected] for details.

April 26: Volunteers are invited to join the Fort Preble Preservation Committee for its annual spring clean-up day and tour of the 204-year-old fort. The cleanup is held from 10 a.m.-noon at the fort on the Southern Maine Community College South Portland Campus. A tour of the fort follows the cleanup. Volunteers are asked to meet in the parking lot between the Transportation Building at 123 McKernan Drive and Bunker Lane at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 29: From 3-4:30 p.m., the Scarborough Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board will host a Teen Quiz Show for middle and high-school students. The T.A.B. members have combined parts of a well-known “we’ll give you the answer…you figure out the question” TV game show with a beat-the-clock twist. Registration is preferred by calling the Youth Services Room at 883-4723, option 3, or sign up at the library. Not sure if you can make it until the day of the event? No problem – come join in the fun!

Thursday, May 1: Sacred Stories – hear the stories of immigrants and refugees. The powerful and moving experience takes place at South Portland City Hall from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Please arrive before start time.

Saturday, May 3: From 9 a.m. to noon, join Scarborough Land Trust to help pick up winter debris on trails, install signs, and get properties ready for the coming season. No heavy lifting or strenuous work. Bring work gloves and wear boots for wet areas. Optional brown bag lunch at Broadturn Farm afterward, where you can join in their May Day celebration in the afternoon. Contact 289-1199 or [email protected] for meet-up location.

Saturday, May 3: The South Portland Public Library continues its series of free after-hours events with a concert given by “The Bellamy Jazz Band” held at the library’s main location at 482 Broadway, South Portland, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Bellamy Jazz Band has been together for more than 30 years, playing traditional New Orleans- and Chicago-style jazz and swing and features Peter Dunphy on banjo, tenor guitar and vocals, Peter Lord on soprano and tenor saxophone, Bill Thurston on drums, Al Doane on string bass, Dana Fisher on trumpet, and David DeBree on tenor sax and vocals. Known for their loose, jamming style, The Bellamy Jazz Band takes their audience along on a musical ride from Preservation Hall to prehistoric swing. Their performance will include jazz ballads, dance hall tunes, and just a suggestion that they may have heard of rock and roll.

Tuesday, May 6: The Scarborough Democratic Town Committee meets from 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Scarborough Municipal Building, Chambers A. The group will be showing the documentary “Inequality for All” at its meeting. The film, narrated and written by Robert Reich, examines the growing income disparity in the U.S. and its effect on the middle class. The public is invited.

May 15-18: The Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Show takes place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St. in Scarborough. Four days of American Kennel Club Conformation, Obedience, Rally Specialty shows. Junior showmanship, amateur owner-handlers and lots more. Spectators welcome. $4 per car each day. For more information, contact Pollie at [email protected] or visit

Saturday, May 24: People’s United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, holds a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Perennials, annuals and vegetable plants available.


• Square dancing lessons take place at Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. each Thursday through April. For more information, email [email protected] or call 839-5512.

• The Think Local Scarborough Chapter meets every Thursday at noon at Egg & I in Scarborough. Join for breakfast with a weekly networking meeting among local business owners. For more information, contact Jason Shinn at 885-9499.

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