Summer reading program begins

On Monday, June 15, the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth will begin accepting registration for its annual summer reading program, which will serve both children and adults this year. See or call 799-1720 for more information.

Land trust to hold artist’s reception

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will host a wine and cheese reception on Friday, June 12, from 5:30-7 p.m., for the artists who are participating in its eighth annual Paint for Preservation event in July. The event will be held at the land trust office, located at 330 Ocean House Road. Go to or call 767-6054 for more information.

Play for Education Golf Tourney

The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation will hold its fourth annual Play for Education Golf Tournament and Auction at the Prouts Neck Country Club on Thursday, June 11.

Proceeds directly benefit Cape students through education foundation grants. To register or for more information email [email protected] or call 767-2333.

Gym Dandies celebration set

The Gym Dandies Children’s Circus in Scarborough will host a Celebration Night at the high school on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m.

Graduating seniors Tim Davis and Kristina Griffin will be honored and all current and former Gym Dandies members and their families are also invited to attend.

In addition, founder and director Jon Cahill will be feted for his 34 years with the troop. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. See for more information.

Project GRACE seeks summer camp donors

Each summer Project GRACE in Scarborough helps local children from low-income families attend area day camps, which is made possible by donations from the community.

Project GRACE makes this effort because at camp, children are in an environment that fosters belonging, acceptance, independence and relationships, according to Steffi Cox, the nonprofit’s executive director.

She said the camp experience “not only develops social skills, self-esteem and emotional intelligence, it (also) builds future leaders.” And, in an added benefit, the kids get access to healthy meals and snacks to keep them on track.

On average, it costs about $250 per week for a child to attend a local camp and stipends from Project GRACE help make it possible for working families to give their children a summer of opportunity.

Give online at or mail donations to: Project GRACE, P.O. Box 6846, Scarborough, Maine 04070-6846.

Dobecki earns Principal’s Award

Maddy Dobecki, a senior at Scarborough High School, has received the 2015 Principal’s Award, which is given in recognition of academic achievement and citizenship.

“Throughout her years at Scarborough High School, Dobecki has distinguished herself in the classroom, on the playing field and as a leader in the school and community,” said David Creech, the principal at Scarborough High.

“Maddy embodies what is best in this generation of student-athletes and school leaders,” Creech added, and “I am proud to recognize Maddy as Scarborough High School’s Principal’s Award recipient. She is a true role model for her peers and the Scarborough community.”

The Principal’s Award, a program of the Maine Principals Association, is presented in more than 100 public and private high schools across the state and includes the opportunity to win college scholarships.

Scarborough Lions hold bottle drive

The Scarborough Lions Club will hold a bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Lions Den, located at 273 Gorham Road. All proceeds help to support the club’s various charitable causes. Call 883-9780 for more information.

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