Museum’s new exhibit teaches about health care

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine has opened a new health exhibit at 142 Free St.

Sponsored by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, the museum’s Be Well Center features a child-friendly exam room and an ambulance filled with teddy bears that serve as surrogate patients. Children are invited to role-play, use scales and stethoscopes, and record their findings on digital charts.

The exhibit is modeled after a community health center where children can learn about healthy living and gain compassion for people who may be facing health challenges.

To learn more, go to kitetails.org or call 828-1234.


Triple B continues support for therapeutic riding center

Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center’s annual Triple B: Boots, Band and BBQ fundraiser has netted close to $115,000, thanks to sponsors and donors, to benefit adults and children with disabilities.

Since the event began seven years ago, it has raised more than $600,000 for therapeutic riding programs.


Police department collects Toys for Tots holiday gifts

The Westbrook Police Department is collecting donated toys as part of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

The department will distribute the holiday gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

Donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted through Dec. 23 at a donation box in the lobby of the Westbrook Public Safety Building.

For more details about the Toys for Tots program, call Officer Philip Robinson at 854-0644.