Baked Haddock Dinner

The Windham Knights of Columbus will hold a public supper to benefit Riding To The Top in Windham on Saturday, April 18, from 5-6 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. The menu includes fresh baked haddock, homemade mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade coleslaw, rolls, coffee, tea, punch and homemade dessert buffet. Adults are $9 and children 12 and under are $4. A pizza alternative will be available. Riding To The Top is a therapeutic riding center to help people with disabilities gain confidence, skills and have fun.

Meatball Cook-off Benefit

The second Annual People’s Choice Meatball Challenge hosted by Gilbert’s Chowder House in Windham will benefit Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center on Saturday, April 25, from 3-6 p.m. $10 will get you in to sample meatballs and vote for your favorite! This year’s categories include “Traditional,” meatballs in a red sauce, and “Gourmet” or non-traditional/creative meatballs. Songwriter/singer/musician Chad Porter starts at 6 p.m.

World War II Program

The public is invited to Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road, on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. for a special program featuring the oral histories of several Windham veterans of World War II. Students from Saint Joseph’s College collaborated with the historical society to interview Fred Collins, Ralph MacDonald, Carroll McDonald and Bob Miele. There is no charge for this program, but donations of $5 are suggested.


On Thursday, April 23, Bill Diamond will host Speakout on Windham’s local Channel 7 at 7 p.m. with the topic, “Do You Remember?” You are welcome to call in with your questions during the show at 892-0546. You are also welcome to come to the Windham Town Office, Council Chambers, and be part of the audience.

Request from Food Pantry

Spring and summer is right around the corner. The Windham Food Pantry would like to request donations to help Windham’s children and their families get through the summer months. Items needed: peanut butter, jams/jellies, tuna fish, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, snacks and juice boxes.

Veterans Support

Veterans Service Officer Matt Haley will be holding office hours on Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Windham Veterans Center, North Windham. Haley can also be reached at his Portland office at 430-5143.

Welcome to the Garden

On Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m., a “Welcome to the Garden” meeting will be held by the Windham Community Garden for anyone interested in becoming a member of the gardening community. The meeting will be held downstairs at Windham Public Library. Garden beds are still available. Learn how to grow your own produce. Visit or call Marge Govoni at 892-7192.

E-Waste Recycling

On Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Windham Hill United Church of Christ will hold an Electronic Waste Recycling event. This event is open to all communities in the area and will be held at the Windham Mall. Enter at Veterans Memorial Drive next to Friendly’s.

All monetary donations are used to cover the cost of organizing the event and to fund support of local missions for our community. They will recycle the following items: TV’s all sizes, computers and monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, cordless phones, cell phones, VCR, DVD audio equipment, stereos, speakers. No household appliances (stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, and vacuum cleaners). Sponsored by Windham Hill UCC and EWASTE Recycling Solutions, Questions? Contact Phyllis 232-8291 or Judy 653-5989.

Senior Center’s New Address

Lakes Region Senior Center is happy to report their spring move, to the Little Falls Activity Center, 40 Acorn Street, Gorham. The membership is grateful for the area establishments who provided a place for daily activities and events to be held: Sunset Ridge Golf Links, White Rock Grange, and UCC Church North Gorham. Regular hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a Drop-In Center for coffee, tea or activities of choice.

Church Concert

Musician and vocalist Brad White will present a concert from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at the White Rook Free Baptist Church, 300 Sebago Lake Road in Gorham. There is no admission charge. Donations will be received to help meet travel expenses of White. There is no admission charge for the concert. Donations will be received to help meet the travel expenses of the musical guest.

For Free

We all welcome the change in seasons, and the volunteers at the Windham Clothes Closet, which is a source for clean (sometimes brand new) clothing for all ages and genders, remind everyone there are winter jackets and items to be moved out to make room for spring and summer items. Free clothing, paperback books, shoes (I saw some Florsheim labels) and jackets for men, women and children. Open Monday and Tuesday morning, in the basement of the Human Services Building across from Friends Meeting House on Route 202 in Windham Center.

This Week at the Library

• Closed on Monday, April 20 for Patriots’ Day.

• Tuesday, April 21, Books and Babies at 10:15 a.m.

• Wednesday, April 22, Pipe Cleaner Parade (craft) at 11 a.m., Teen movie “Twilight” at 2:15 p.m. and at 6 p.m., Money Smart Week program: Planning for Retirement.

• Thursday, April 23, Story Time is at 10:30 a.m.; Movie for adults at 1 p.m. featuring “Bachelor Mother” with Ginger Rogers and David Niven; Money Smart Week program: Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft at 6 p.m.

• Friday, April 24, at 1 p.m., Money Smart Week program: Numismatists Gathering. For more info about any of these or other events at the library, contact the library (892-1908) or go to

Alumni Banquet

Windham High School Alumni Association’s 104th annual banquet will be held on Saturday, May 16, at Windham Middle School. The doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. The menu is stuffed chicken w/gravy, baked potato w/sour cream, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, roll w/butter and beverage. There will be cupcakes and ice cream cups for dessert!

The WAA is very fortunate to have the North Windham Union Church’s Youth Group serve again this year. The alumni will be honoring the Class of 1965 which is celebrating 50 years! Each year there is a 50/50 raffle and a variety of homemade items available on the raffle table to win, proceeds benefit the alumni association. We are always looking for alumni to assist with the room setup on Friday, May 15. We will be there at 5:30 p.m. if you can join us, extra help is greatly appreciated.

For questions or if you need a banquet invitation, contact Sam Simonson, alumni association president, at 878-3417 or [email protected] Please remember, all reservations must be in no later than May 8.

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