Drouin Dancers prep for Macy’s parade

Nine student dancers from Drouin Dance Center of Westbrook have just six weeks left before they perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York and televised on NBC.

The dancers are Rachael Dyer, Liana Enright, Dianne Fahey, Kayla Fahey, Hannah Herman, Jessica LeVasseur and Alexandria Phelps, all of Westbrook; Lyndsey Sumner of South Portland; and Lexi Trafton of Gorham.

The dancers recently learned they are the only participants from Maine in the parade.

Final preparations are in place, as the dancers learned this week of their room assignments with fellow dancers from all over the country. The dancers will learn the choreography that will be performed in Herald Square in front of millions of people.

In addition to learning the choreography, the dancers are preparing for a whirlwind week of rehearsals to prepare for the parade. With their fellow performers, they will also attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and take in a Broadway show.

This is the second time Drouin Dance Center has been selected to dance in the parade, as center dancers previously performed in the 2011 parade. They not only danced in front of millions of people, but appeared on the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting broadcast on NBC.

Library benefit at Panera

The Friends of Walker Memorial Library is having a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Panera Bread/Bakery Cafe, 11 Main St. (in the Kohl’s/ Shaw’s Plaza), in Westbrook.

Fundraising flyers, which can be used from 6 a.m-9:30 p.m., are available at the library, 800 Main St. The library will receive a percentage of sales starting with the presentation of 20 flyers at Panea Bread.

Seniors to dine

Westbrook Senior Citizens will meet to dine at noon on Monday, Oct. 20, in Westbrook Community Center, 426 Main St.

The meal includes beef tips and gravy, potato, string beans, and yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Humorist David Shikes will entertain.

The seniors will go to Indian Head in Lincoln, N.H., on Dec. 7 and travel to Ireland from May 2-9. For more information, call 854-2705 or 883-5046.

Food addicts to meet

Help is available for those with trouble controlling the way they eat.

An informational meeting about how Food Addicts in Recovery works is set for 6:30-8 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Community Room at Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St., Westbrook.

Spooky cemetery tours

The Tate House Museum is hosting cemetery tours of the 18th century Stroudwater Burial Ground from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays Oct. 18, and 25. Hear from “ghostly apparitions” as they talk about the joys and hardships of colonial life.

Cemetery markers include the gravestone of Capt. George and Mary Tate, which has recently been cleaned. The Tate House was built in 1755. Tate was the senior mast agent to the British Royal Navy.

Cemetery tour tickets are $12 for adults; children, $6. Tickets and a homemade pie sale will be available in the museum gift shop, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland.

For more information, call Betty Janus, museum site coordinator, at 774-6177 or visit www.tatehouse.org.

Girl Scouts info, sign-up meeting set

Girl Scouts of Maine will host a parent information and registration meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at Westbrook-Warren Church, 810 Main St.

Girls and adults are invited to attend the meeting to find out about the many different ways girls are participating in Girl Scouting. Participants will also learn about the flexible options and benefits of becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.

Girl Scouts of Maine serves more than 12,000 girls statewide in grades K-12. For more information or to volunteer, call 1-888-922-4763 or visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

Drouin Dance Center performers are pictured at dress rehearsal for the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Nine dancers from the school will perform in this year’s parade.  

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