One-Act Festival performance March 4

The Yarmouth High School Playmakers will present a public performance of their Maine One-Act Festival entry, “Epic Proportions,” a comedy set in the 1930s, Wednesday, March 4. The 8 p.m. performance at the Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, 286 West Elm St., will be preceded by a free cake and tea reception starting at 7 p.m. Show tickets are $5 at the door.

Busy week at library

• Maine Poetry Express is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. “Whistle-Stop Readings of Maine Poetry by Maine People,” a project from the Office of the Maine Poet Laureate, will be conducted by Mary Dowd. Featured poets include Megan Grumbling, Wesley McNair and David Sloan, with special guests Phil Clifford, Janice Cooper, John Cunniff, Judy Kennedy, David Kitchen

and Joe Legere. The event is sponsored by Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and the Maine Arts Commission.

• The novel, “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult, is the Merrill Memorial Library Readers Circle selection this month. The discussion group will meet at the library on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

Looking ahead to 50TH clam fest

This year is a special one as the Yarmouth Clam Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary. Appropriately, this year’s parade theme is “#flashback Friday: 50 years on Parade.” Floats should reflect something, someone, or an event that has had significance in the last half century.

The parade application, as well as antique auto and craft show applications, are now available for download on the Applications page at

The festival will be held July 17-19.

New school budget topic of meeting

The Yarmouth School Committee will discuss the proposed 2015-2016 school budget at an upcoming meeting on Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Log Cabin Meeting Room on Main Street.

Recycling panel seeks members

Residents interested in recycling and concerned about the cost of trash disposal, as well as interested

in food composting and want to see more of this material removed from the waste stream, may want to join the Recycling Committee. There are three openings on the volunteer committee, which meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Community Room. Applications are available on the town website,

Parking ban

The all-night, on-street parking ban is in effect through April 15. This is an effort to keep the streets clear for snow removal. According to the police department, all-night parking is defined as parking for more than one hour between midnight and 6 a.m. This applies to all public streets within the town.

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