Choir Concert

On Thursday evening, June 26, Music with a Mission will welcome the Grove United Methodist Church Youth Choir from West Chester, Pa., to the North Windham Union Church. The choir is accompanied by a praise band and includes a variety of music styles including gospel and classical. The concert is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested. All ages are welcome. Box office opens at 6:15 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 892-7149 or email [email protected].

This concert in June is the 15th in the “Music with a Mission” series sponsored by the North Windham Union Church. Through the success of the first 14 concerts, more than $12,000 has been raised for mission support to local non-profits and North Windham Union Church. “We want to thank the Lakes Region community for coming out to support this mission throughout the year!”

AARP Smart Driver

The all-new AARP Smart Driver course for drivers age 50 and older will be presented from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Windham Public Library on Saturday, June 28. Advance registration no later than June 23 is requested. Class size is limited and registrations are accepted first-come, first served. To register, phone John Hammon, volunteer instructor, at 655-4943. The registration fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others.

Medicare Reminder

Over the years, we’ve steered a number of people to this “seminar” and have heard about the savings people have realized. It all depends on what you know. On Tuesday, June 17, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging will offer a Medicare seminar and counseling for the Lakes Region at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. A Welcome to Medicare seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition to the seminar, there will be one-on-one counseling with volunteer Medicare advocates available from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging to register for the upcoming seminar or to make a one-on-one appointment with a Medicare Advocate at 207-396-6500 or 1-800-427-7411. Seminar walk-ins can usually be accommodated. Further opportunities for these services will occur at the same location in July. Visit to learn more about the many other services that are available.

Library News

The Windham Public Library has a monthly newsletter with library news, upcoming original events, as well as ongoing programs. Check it out online at or pick up a paper copy at the library. The Windham Public Library is located at 217 Windham Center Road in Windham. For more information, library hours, or directions, call the library at 892-1908 or go to the website at

Veterans Officer

VSO Jerry Smith is available from 9 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings at the Windham Veterans Center in North Windham. If you’re a veteran or a veteran’s dependent, and have questions about benefits, stop in and find out more.

Mother-Baby Cafe? Opens

Mothers of babies 0-6 months old are welcome on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at Windham Assembly of God, 1051 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. The Cafe? offers postpartum support, an opportunity to meet other new parents and share experiences. Various topics covered weekly. No fee, just drop in for tea and cookies. For more information, call Carole Tubbs at 693-4678.

H.O.M.E. Visit and sale

On Saturday, June 14, Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road, will host a nonprofit group from Orland called H.O.M.E. They will be selling homemade crafts and baked goods from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. H.O.M.E. benefits the rural poor of Hancock County. Some of their items will be pottery, woodwork, jams, jellies, knit goods, quilts, leather goods and much more.

Pot Roast Supper

On Saturday, June 21, from 5-6:30 p.m., the Raymond Village Community Church will host a pot roast supper for the community. The menu includes pot roast, mashed potato, gravy, green beans, rolls and beverages and a dessert. $9 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

Artisans on the Green

Windham Historical Society’s second annual Artisans on the Green will once again be part of Summerfest in Windham on Saturday, June 21. Historic exhibitors and crafters will display and demonstrate traditional skills of the mid to late 1800s, using period methods and materials. The event is held on the Society grounds, 234 Windham Center Road. Demonstrations include blacksmithing, rug braiding and other textiles; snowshoe re-lacing and binding, chair caning and weaving, wood and canvas canoe restoration, spinning and many more. This year’s event will also include the Maine Antique Engine group, a display of period engines. Suggested donation for the event is $5 per person (maximum of $20/family). All proceeds will benefit developing The Village Green. Hours are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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