Think Spring

Have you received any seed catalogs yet? Always a welcome way to while away the afternoon when it’s snowing outside, reviewing all the various colorful flowers and vegetables make it seem like spring is not far away. Here in Windham, though many former acres of vegetables have given way to homes, we still treasure a garden spot. The Windham Community Gardens is accepting applications for garden space. The 10-by-20-foot beds are available for $30 each. The WCG supplies tools, compost and organic pesticide. Visit their website, www.windhamcommunitygarden.com to find out more. Meanwhile, if you have questions, give Marge a call at 892-7192.

Auxiliary Meets

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 148 will meet on Monday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Windham Veterans Center. If you have interest in the Auxiliary or would like information, please call President Pam Whynot at 892-4720 or email [email protected] – or come to the meeting!

Library Delivers

Tuesday, Feb. 3, is the next delivery date of Books for Seniors when the library visits Little Falls Landing, Ledgewood Manor, Unity Gardens and New Marblehead Manor. For more information, call Sally at 892-1908. Also, to find out about events at the library go to the website, www.windham.lib.me.us/newsletter, and read all about it in their terrific newsletter.

Snowshoe Hike

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, a moonlight snowshoe hike will be held at 6 p.m. at Lippman Park in North Windham. Families of all ages can meet at the parking lot at 5:45 p.m. Snowshoes available and cocoa and snacks are provided. Bring your flashlight or headlight. Must register by calling the Windham Parks and Recreation Department at 892-1905. Space is limited!

American Legion Meets

American Legion Post 148 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Windham Veterans Center. A 5 p.m. social and spaghetti dinner will be followed at 6 p.m. by a business meeting. The topics include 2015 membership, preparations for Memorial Day and New Commemorative Vietnam War Committee.

Texas Hold ’em Poker

Like to play poker? At Dena’s Restaurant, Windham Veterans Association hosts Texas Hold ’em Poker on the first and third Wednesdays each month, starting at 7 p.m. Sign up is at 6:30 p.m. and anyone signed up by 6:45 gets a free $1,000 chip. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Center building and operations. Dena’s Restaurant is next to Windham Post Office – great food and drinks available. Next dates are Feb. 4 and 18.

Auditions

Windham Center Stage Theater announces auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” directed by Broadway veteran, Jonathan Miele. Performances are in May. Auditioners should come prepared to sing 10-12 measures of a song, preferably from the show. Bring tap shoes if you have, and dance attire. Auditioners should be high school age or older. Please arrive at 6 p.m. and plan to remain for the entire time block. Auditions are Thursday, Feb. 5, and Friday, Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. in the Windham High School auditorium. Callbacks will be Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 9 a.m. in the Windham High School auxiliary gym at 406 Gray Road, Windham. For more information, see www.windhamtheater.org or contact [email protected]

Next Week at the Library

Monday, Feb. 2, 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time; Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Books & Babies; 6 p.m., Fiction Writing Workshop; Thursday, Feb. 5, 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time; for more info about any of these or other events at the library, contact the library (892-1908) or go to http://www.windham.lib.me.us/calendar.

Bean Supper

A baked bean supper will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the White Rock Community Club, Wilson Road, Gorham, from 4:30-6 p.m. The menu includes two kinds of baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, homemade biscuits and pies, punch and coffee. $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under.

Senior Citizens’ Valentine Lunch

Unity Gardens in Windham will have their Valentine Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 12, at noon. Lunch includes lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Reservations are required by Feb. 9. Please call Virginia at Windham Community Cafe?, 892-3891. If unable to make the luncheon please call Virginia by Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Opening March 13

Windham Center Stage Theater has just begun rehearsals for its star-quality children’s production of Little Mermaid Jr. Don’t forget to set aside time to see Ariel, Ursula and Sebastian with their whole chorus of other colorful sea creatures. Opening night is Friday, March 13. Look to reserve your tickets mid-February. Visit the website at http://windhamtheater.org.

Winter Jackets and Coats Needed

Windham Clothes Closet, a welcome free resource, is in need of warm winter jackets for children. Bring your gently used children’s winter jackets/coats, sizes infant through 20 and men’s sizes small and medium to the Clothes Closet Monday and Tuesday mornings (downstairs at the food pantry) or at other times, through Thursdays, to the Food Pantry. Location is right across the street from Friends Church.

Please Return Borrowed Equipment

The Windham Loan Closet volunteers kindly ask that borrowed items (particularly shower benches, potty chairs and wheelchairs) be returned when folks are done with them.


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