Rescue department to hold Valentine’s Day dance

The Lebanon Rescue Department is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 31 at the American Legion Hall, 94 Eastern Ave., Rochester, New Hampshire. Music will be provided by DJ Dan Meehan.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets and information, contact Jessica Kelley at [email protected]

Proceeds will benefit Lebanon Rescue.


Senior College winter lecture series begins Jan. 21

Sign-ups are being accepted for the York County Senior College winter lecture series that will begin Jan. 21 at the Brothers of Christian Instruction’s Denis Hall, 133 Shaker Hill Road off Route 202.

Dr. Ed Bilsky, professor of pharmacology and director of the Center for Excellence in Neurosciences at the University of New England, will give a talk called “Chronic Pain: A Public Health Crisis” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

York County Sheriff Bill King will present the talk “Scams: How to Deal with Them,” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series will continue Feb. 18 with talks on auctioneering by Floyd Hartford and on Maine’s Irish heritage by Jude Barker. Health and wellness presentations on March 18 will feature Dr. Dora Anne Mills and “The Changing Landscape of Law in the State of Maine” with attorney Arthur Dumas.

The fee is $15 per lecture date for York County Senior College members and $20 for nonmembers. The fee includes a lunch of soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert and beverages, in additon to coffee breaks.

These lectures are open to the public. Membership in Senior College is not required.

Reservations are due by the Monday before each lecture by calling 282-4030.


Animal Coalition sponsors animal rights flag contest

The Maine Animal Coalition is sponsoring a national animal rights flag design contest to serve as a visual representation of the animal rights movement.

Contest officials are seeking colorful, eye-catching designs that are original. Entries must by submitted by Feb. 15.

Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to the top three entrants. A public exhibit of the best entries is planned. For a copy of the contest rules, go to www.maineanimalcoalition.org.


Teens To Trails offers two outdoors scholarships

Teens To Trails is again partnering with the Chewonki Foundation to offer full scholarships for two Wiscasset teens.

Sara’s Scholarship: Engaging Teens in the Outdoors was established in memory of Sara Leone, a Wiscasset High School student and avid outdoor enthusiast who was killed in a car accident during her sophomore year.

Sara’s Scholarship was created with donations from Sara’s friends and family to give Wiscasset High School teens access to positive outdoor experiences during three-week Chewonki Teen Wilderness Trip camperships. Recipients are able to choose from a variety of outdoor adventures, including kayaking, canoeing or backpacking.

Applications are due by Friday.For more details, go to the Teens To Trails website at www.teenstotrails.org.

Donations to keep this scholarship going for Wiscasset teens can be mailed to T3 at 98 Maine St., Brunswick ME 04011, or made online at the T3 website.


Audubon Society seeks Hog Island program applications

York County Audubon Society is seeking applicants to participate in a program on Hog Island July 19-24.

The program, “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week,” is open to educators or community leaders who can benefit from the Hog Island experience and use it to teach others.

The YCAS scholarship will pay 70 percent, up to $700, of the cost for program tuition, room and board.

The 2014 Hog Island scholarship winners were Emily Calhoun and Susan Williams.

Complete information is available at www.yorkcountyaudubon.org. Applications are due March 15.


Rec center offering series on Walker photographs

The Kittery Recreation Department will sponsor the free lecture series titled “Through the Lens of J. Frank Walker” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Star Theatre, 120 Rogers Road.

Kim Sanborn of the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum will head a talk that features a lecture on the history of Kittery in the early 1900s.

This presentation includes more than 150 photos of Kittery around 1900.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 439-3800 or visit www.kitterycommunitycenter.org.