Land trust offers cross-town walk

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will hold its annual cross-town walk on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join Chris Franklin, land trust executive director, for a unique look at the town’s diverse ecosystems. The walk begins at Portland Head Light and includes a seven-mile trek highlighting Cape Elizabeth’s special places, including the Spurwink Marsh, Robinson Woods and Great Pond.

The walk takes approximately 3.5 hours and includes a picnic lunch at Kettle Cove. The cost is $10 per person and the event is limited to 18 participants. Register online through Community Services at

Sunday story time at Branch Library

The Branch Library in South Portland is now hosting Sunday Stories, a new program featuring songs, rhymes and stories for all ages. Join the fun every Sunday at 4 p.m. The Branch Library is located at 155 Wescott Road. Call 775-1835 for more information.

Business After 5 event

The Scarborough and South Portland/Cape Elizabeth community chambers will hold a Business After 5 event from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Bartlett Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, located at 7 Oak Hill Terrace in Scarborough.

The event, which features door prizes and more, is free for chamber members and $15 for all others. Register at or call 772-2811.

D.O.G.S. to hold candidate forum

The group Dog Owners of Greater Scarborough are hosting a meet-and-greet session with all of the candidates running for Town Council this fall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Higgins Beach Inn. Anyone wishing to attend, should RSVP at

Upcoming events at Scarborough Public Library

On Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2-4 p.m., the Friends of Scarborough Library will host a session on organic farming with Dave Colson, director of agricultural services with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is the first program in the friends’ annual adult series, which this year has the theme of “Farm to Table.”

The series will feature guests known for their talent and experience in planting gardens and putting healthy food on the table. In addition to Colson, the key speakers include Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardens and Stacy Brenner and John Bliss of Broadturn Farm.

This Sunday, Colson will guide attendees in the best ways to successfully develop and maintain organic gardens on a small scale. He’s been active in organic farming since his family’s New Leaf Farm first received organic certification in 1985.

In his relatively new role with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Colson oversees programs and staff that work directly with farmers to aid in production, marketing planning and food safety challenges.

During his presentation, Colson will welcome questions from the audience. Light refreshments will also be served.

Then on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth McLellan, president and founder of Partners for World Health, will give a presentation on the organization’s mission to provide critical medical care and much-needed medical supplies to severely underserved parts of the world.

Partners for World Health is staffed entirely by volunteers, and more than 5,000 of them have given of their time in the past five years, traveling on medical missions to places like Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

This program is free and open to the public. Call 883-4723 or see for more information about this upcoming program. For more information on Partners for World Health, go online to

Marathon names Robbie Foundation as beneficiary

The Robbie Foundation, which raises money to help special needs children and youth with developmental disabilities in Maine, is the recipient of Maine Marathon, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 5, in Portland.

All race proceeds from 2014 and 2015 will go to the foundation based in Scarborough. Every two years, a local charity is designated as the recipient of the race proceeds for a two-year cycle.

The Robbie Foundation has raised more than $100,000 in the past three and half years. The money has purchased adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and other services that are not covered by insurance.

Robbie Foundation to hold annual gala benefit

The Robbie Foundation will hold its third annual Gala Evening to benefit children will special needs from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough.

The event will feature an evening of laughs along with a silent and live auction. WCSH 6’s Jackie Ward and Sharon Rose-Vaznis will host the event. There will be a special performance by Karen Morgan, a former attorney turned comic from Maine.

In the past four years the foundation has raised more than $100,000 for children and adults with special needs throughout the state. The money has gone to purchase adaptive equipment, therapy treatments and services that are not covered by insurance.

Tickets for the gala evening are $75 per person and $140 per couple. Tables for eight is available for $550. For more information contact Lynn Gierie at [email protected]

Jazz concert at South Portland Public Library

The Bellamy Jazz Band will perform at the South Portland Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Call 767-7660 for more information.

The Bellamy Jazz Band has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years with its traditional New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz and swing. The band revives the 1920s big band sound, offering everything from jazz ballads to traditional dance hall tunes.

The band 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.

The Bellamy Jazz Band will perform Saturday, Oct. 4, in South Portland. Elizabeth McLellan, right, is a registered nurse and the president and founder of Partners for World Health.  

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