Celebrating Cape’s ‘Forever Farm

On Thursday, June 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Jordan Farm in Cape Elizabeth will celebrate being named a “Forever Farm,” with free food and live music by The Gather Rounders.

Forever Farms of Maine links landowners to land trusts willing to provide agricultural conservation easements on working farms across the state. The Jordan Farm, located at 21 Wells Road, has partnered with the Maine Farmland Trust and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust in order to qualify for a “Forever Farm” designation.

See http://foreverfarms.org for more information about the organization and its goals.

Members sought for city boards

The city of South Portland is seeking volunteers to fill open seats on various boards and commissions. See www.southportland.org/our-city/board-and-committees for more information, including an online application form. There are five seats open on the Conservation Committee; one on the Board of Assessment Review and two on the Civil Service Commission.

Lyric Theater seeks volunteers

The new Lyric Music Theater Volunteers group is looking for anyone interested in helping out around the theater from ushering to house manager to anyone who has ideas about how to make the theater even better. Find the theater on Facebook or call 799-1421 for more information.

Otto’s sales to benefit food pantry

On Tuesday, June 25, 5-9 p.m., Otto’s Pizza, located on Cottage Road, will donate 8 percent of its sales for the evening to the South Portland Food Cupboard, including both take-out and dine-in meals. Call the restaurant at 773-7099 for more information.

Sound the trumpets

On Saturday, June 28, 1-4 p.m., the music program in the South Portland School Department will hold a special fundraising event at the high school track.

Come run, jog, walk or just sit and listen as student performers provide a serenade. The cost is $40 per family, or $10 per person. The first 50 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. Register online at www.southportlandmusicboosters.org.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Lyric

William Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” opens on Friday, June 20, at the Lyric Music Theater in South Portland.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through June 29. Tickets are $21.99 for adults and $17.99 for seniors. Go online to www.lyricmusictheater.org or call 799-1421 to reserve tickets or more information.

Follow the travails of Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero as the two couples with love and heartache on their way to the altar.

Piper Shores to hold resident art show

Piper Shores will host its 12th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show on Saturday, June 21, from 1-4 p.m. in the Great Room. More than 25 residents plan to show their original artwork.

“The resident art show is one of the highlights of our year,” said Andrea Killiard, marketing director at Piper Shores. “It’s a wonderful kickoff-to-summer event that allows so many of our talented residents to share their creativity with other residents and the larger community.”

Eva Mansfield, an avid quilter, is one of this year’s featured artists. Her quilt was selected to help promote the art show on posters and postcards. “It’s a really beautiful piece that captures the iconic Maine landscape as its central theme,” said Killiard.

“A stroll through the art show is like taking a walk through a fine art gallery and perusing some really beautiful and inspiring pieces,” Killiard said. “We have many residents engaged in the arts here at Piper Shores and those that decide to exhibit their pieces work in a variety of mediums from watercolors to oils, photography, quilts, ceramics and more.”

“The Art Show is also a fun opportunity to showcase what Piper Shores has to offer in a casual atmosphere. Visitors can walk around the property, talk to residents and really experience the essence of Piper Shores,” she added.

During the afternoon of the art show, participating residents will be on hand to discuss the inspiration behind their art. The art show is free and open to the public. Piper Shores is located at 15 Piper Shores Road in Scarborough. For directions or more information, call 883-8700.

Alumni scholarships awarded

The Scarborough High School Alumni Scholarship Fund has awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. This year’s recipients were Jennifer Clemenz, who will attend Eckerd College; Mikaela Coombs, who will attend Wheaton College; Brenna Kent, who will attend the College of the Holy Cross; and Taylor Wood, who will attend the University of Tampa.

The Scholarship Fund awards at least one $1,000 scholarship annually. Applicants are judged on their community service, financial need and an essay on the meaning of friendship in their lives.

The fund was established in 1999 in memory of Debra Libby Scott, who graduated from Scarborough High School in 1967. Scott died of brain cancer and as she fought her disease, she and her husband, invited classmates to be part of a support group to help her through her struggle.

Supporting Scott and each other through her illness and death reminded classmates of the importance of friendship and the deep roots friends share. Contributions to the Scholarship Fund can be sent to: SHS Alumni Scholarship Fund, Inc., P. O. Box 6907, Scarborough, ME 04070.

Model plane open house

On Sunday, June 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the Greater Portland Propsnappers Club, whose members build and fly radio-controlled model aircraft, will hold its annual open house at the club field in Scarborough. The rain date will be June 29.

During the event the club will have many models on display. The public is welcome to come and see what radio-controlled airplanes are all about, including the opportunity for non-flyers to try their skill. The club field is located on Green Road, off Running Hill

Road. Signs will point the way.

Author Helen Peppe at library

On Tuesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m., Maine author Helen Peppe will speak about her new book, “Pigs Can’t Swim” at the Scarborough Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. See www.scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 for more information.

According to Kirkus Reviews, Peppe’s memoir is “a celebration of difference, resilience and the healing power of love.” Peppe is a professional writer and photographer, and her short stories, articles, and photographs have appeared in a myriad of anthologies, books and magazines.

She’s also working on a young adult novel about a girl and her friend rescuing a horse and is writing her second memoir, “Chasing the Light,” which spans her adult life as a professional photographer of horses and dogs.

Piper Shores offers matching challenge grant

The Scarborough Public Library has announced a gift from the Piper Shores Lifecare Retirement Community, which could allow the organization to not only meet, but to exceed its Annual Fund goal.

The library now has until June 16 to raise $2,000 in order to receiving matching funds from both Piper Shores and an anonymous donor, which each gave $1,000 toward programs and materials.

“Our library strives to offer anywhere, anytime services for every age and interest,” a press release announcing the donations said. “Browse through our robust selection of print and audiovisual materials in person, or reserve items online through our Minerva catalog. Access our growing collection of eBooks and download titles to multiple reading devices. We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community.”

Go online to www.scarboroughlibrary.org/giving.html to make a tax-deductible donation or pick up an Annual Fund envelope at the library’s Double Your Donation display.

Summer math camp offered

Campers participating in the Math Camp at The Study Hall in Scarborough this summer will have the opportunity to participate in various math stations with a 6 to 1 student-teacher ratio.

Topics will range from geometry, basic math and even a little algebra. Students will have so much fun they won’t even realize that they’re learning. Campers are sure to enjoy this educational and engaging math camp while also strengthening their skills for the upcoming school year.

Two sessions of math camp are being offered – July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6. Camp runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. The cost is $110 per session and the camp is designed for kids age 6 and up. Call 883-9707 or go online to www.thestudyhall.com to register or for more information.

Jordan Farm in Cape Elizabeth will celebrate its recent designation as a “Forever Farm” on Thursday. Jessica Maurer, left, accepts a donation on behalf of the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging, which serves Cumberland and York counties, from Diana Dionne, Corporate Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Maine Credit Union League. The $300 check was one of five presented by the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger to all the state’s Meals on Wheels programs. Author Helen Peppe will be at the Scarborough Public Library on June, 24. 


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