Library will hold several events throughout the week

Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., will host the following programs this week:

Tuesday, Dr. Alder Stone Fuller will present an illustrated talk on “Earth, Life, and Abrupt Climate Change: A Fresh Perspective from the System Sciences” at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, the regular meeting of the Midcoast Stroke Support Group will be held at 10 a.m. and is open to all.

Thursday, Dr. Lowell Gerber will present the talk “Is Dementia Preventable?” at 7 p.m. Gerber is a cardiologist and specialist in the physiology of exercise, nutrition and metabolism.

Saturday is TLC Volunteer Spruce Up Day at Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

Join Dave Jackson for the annual spring cleanup. Bring hand tools and gloves and meet in the amphitheatre at 9 a.m. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Library hosting talk on creating an estate plan

What is an estate plan and when should you start thinking about creating one?

The answers to those questions will be detailed at a “Planning Your Legacy 101” talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

Jean McDevitt, an attorney and tax principal with Baker Newman Noyes, LLC, will share important information that should be considered when creating an estate plan.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. To attend, call the Library at 883-4723, ext. 5 or go to

Talk on Abenaki tribes follows Historical Society meeting

Scarborough Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation at the society’s museum and meeting room at 647 Route 1, adjacent to the Dunstan Fire Station.

Max Brandt will discuss and describe the Abenaki tribes who lived along the Saco River and their association with the Native Americans located in what is now Scarborough. His program will be focused on precolonial decades.

All monthly meetings are free to the public. For more details, call Dr. Bruce Thurlow at 883-5445 or email [email protected]

Maine Senior Expo to have talks, booths, entertainment

The Maine Senior Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Hall at Black Point Road. The day will include speakers who will give hour-long talks on subjects pertaining to senior citizens. There will be 44 booths and entertainment for seniors and their families.

Financial planning counselors Grey Terry and Pamela Mitchell will discuss simple retirement plans, including financial organization, understanding risks and income strategies at 9 a.m.

Licensed dietetic technician Susan Keza will discuss nutritional needs of people in assisted living at 10 a.m.

Dr. Brian McGrory, of Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics, will detail the latest methods in joint replacement at 11 a.m.

Nancy Markowitz, a professional mediator, will introduce elder and family mediation, a process to help families work out conflicts as they arise, beginning at noon.

Dr. Mitchell Vance, of HealthSource Portland, will lead the talk “10 Secrets to a Successful Life” at 1 p.m.

And Jane Mullen, a seminar specialist with Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes, will present the talk “Veterans – Facts about Your VA Burial Benefits” at 2 p.m.

The Maine Senior Expo is hosted by Maine Senior Guide and Beach Glass Transitions, and sponsored by Current Publishing and Maine Seniors magazine.

It’s free, with no registration required. For more details, go to or call 232-7847.


Library taking part in national day of giving

Topsham Public Library will be part of a National Day of Community Giving on Tuesday, that is sponsored by, Network For Good and Kimbia.

The library, and more than 100 other community organizations and nonprofits, will raise awareness and funds for local causes across the country in a 24-hour event.

For donations, go to or our Facebook page, click on the Give Local Everywhere link and make a gift online, or drop off an annual appeal gift at the library’s front desk at 25 Foreside Road. All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 725-1727 or visit


Woodlot management workshop for women set

A “Women and Their Woods,” woodlot management workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hidden Valley Nature Center. 131 Egypt Road.

This all-day event will educate and encourage women on stewardship considerations and business aspects of woodland management and ownership.

Topics will include setting woodland objectives and determining the steps needed to realize those objectives, and learning about the roles of landowners, foresters, and loggers.

The fee for the day is $50 for members and $60 for all others. The fee includes the cost of lunch and materials. Some scholarships are available. For more details, call, 200-8840 or email [email protected]


Homeschooling Group invites parents to meeting

The Homeschooling Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St. Parents are invited to drop in, ask questions and get support, whether they are new to homeschooling, a seasoned parent-teacher or considering it. Activities for children will be provided.

This drop-in group meets monthly, usually on the first Monday of every month. The event is free and open to all. No preregistration is needed. For more details, call 985-2173, Ext. 5 or go to


Cervical cancer screening presentation set Thursday

Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by human papilloma virus, or HPV. But, what is HPV, how do you get it, and how you can prevent it?

Join Elizabeth Linnell, MD, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a talk on the cervical cancer screening test Pap smear, new test guidelines and what they mean for women. The presentation will take place in the Bank of America conference room in the Corinne Croteau Lepage Women’s Health Pavilion, 330 Sabattus St. To register, call 777-8458.


Nature Center will host nature journaling workshop

Hidden Valley Nature Center will host a “Nature Journaling Workshop” with naturalist and educator Sharon Gallant from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Gallant, a teacher at Gardiner High School and a graduate from the Maine Master Naturalist Program, will teach how to practice observation techniques, writing practices and sketching as they visit many of the special sites around HVNC.

Participants should bring pencils and a backpack. Journals will be provided. The cost for the class is $10 for HVNC members, and $15 for all others. Tuition will be used to support HVNC’s naturalist classes and workshops.

For more details, go to, email [email protected] or call 200-8840.


‘Sickles at Gettysburg’ topic of Chamberlain lecture

A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St.

Speaker Jim Hessler will head the presentation “Sickles at Gettysburg.” Lectures are free and open to the public. For more details, call Al Prest at 443-2296.


Discussion focuses on body, medicine to help diseases

Dr Robert Sholl, MD, will head a discussion on the role of how the body functions and the use of medicine to help those with debilitating chronic diseases from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Old Orchard Beach High School at E Emerson Cummings Blvd.

Cost is $15.

Parents committee to hold ‘Senior Night’ fundraiser

The Old Orchard Beach High School Parents Class Night (Project Graduation) committee will offer a “Senior Night” fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the high school gymnasium on E. Emerson Cummings Blvd. Vendors will include Silpada, Pampered Chef, Party Green, Thirty-One Gifts, Jewels Scents and Avon.

In addition, there will be drawings for 50/50, local gift cards, a raffle and sales of baked goods. There also will be a “Kid’s Corner” with face painting and arts and crafts.

For more details, email Sandy Lord at [email protected]

Chowderfest to benefit Community Animal Watch

A Chowderfest event at The Pier in town square will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with all proceeds benefiting the town’s Community Animal Watch.

Contestants are still being sought to participate in the event. They must agree to bring five gallons of chowder for crowd sampling and the pot must be ready to serve before noon.

Cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100 will be given to the top three winners of the contest.

Tickets are $5 per person for those who wish to sample the chowder and cast a vote for the top three recipes.

For more details, call Tommy Lemieux at 205-5579.


Library to host bookmobile, several events for children

Prince Memorial Library will host a bookmobile visit for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 266 Main St. The library also will host a story, craft, music and bubbles time for children at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.

For more details, call 829-2215.


College planner sessions to cover admissions, finances

Certified college planner Gary Canter will provide high school students and their parents with information about the college search, selection, application and financial aid process via a three-part workshop series to begin this week at the Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road.

The first session, titled “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?,” will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to cover aspects of the college search and selection process and recommended books and Internet resources will be presented.

Additional sessions, to be held May 13, are for a discussion on “Getting In,” detailing the college application process, and “Paying the Bill” on May 20, talking about college financial aid.

Parents and students are free to attend as many workshops as they choose. Registration is not necessary. For more details, go to


Lunch and Learn program to feature hospital official

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St., will host its Wednesday Lunch and Learn program at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday featuring a talk by Janet Wight, the hospital relations coordinator for Donate Life New England.

For more details, call 563-1363.