Library schedules movie ‘Groundhog Day’ Tuesday

The Camden Public Library will host a free screening of the movie “Groundhog Day” at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at 55 Main St.

The movie is part of Camden’s Winterfest winter celebration and appropriately enough will be shown on Groundhog Day.


Library offers six-week computer class for seniors

A six-week “Beginner Computer Class for Seniors” will start Wednesday at Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Classes will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. each week through March 2 and will include topics such as creating a Gmail account, accessing email, creating and using folders and tags to organize your inbox and how to use a browser and access the Internet safely.

This class is free but preregistration is required by calling 237-3535.


Community Center program to focus on the Holocaust

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St., will host its weekly lunch and learn program at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in observance of National Holocaust Day.

Following the luncheon Elizabeth Helitzer, executive director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, will head the talk “Decision Making in Times of Injustice,” a discussion of the awareness of the enormity of the crimes committed during the Nazi Holocaust.

Lunch is $5 to $6 and reservations are required by calling 563-1363 by noon Monday.

Master gardener, beekeeper to discuss pollination gardens

Master gardener and beekeeper Jean Vose will discuss the basics for creating a pollinator-friendly garden at 10 a.m. Friday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Vose will give an overview of Maine pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will be taught the principles of planting a pollinator garden. Remember to bring your seed catalogs and questions.

Cost is $5. To register, call 563-1363.


Jump Rope for Heart team to perform Wednesday

The South Bristol Spindrifters, Maine’s statewide demonstration team for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart program, will show off their latest jump rope tricks at two special performances in Wells and Gorham on Wednesday.

The team will perform from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Wells Elementary School, 276 Sanford Road, Wells, and from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at Great Falls Elementary School, 73 Justice Way, Gorham.

These demonstrations are two of only 10 annual visits that this special demonstration group will make during the current school year.


Library Brown Bag Lecture with Phyllis Austin canceled

Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture with speaker Phyllis Austin, scheduled for noon Wednesday, has been canceled.

For more information, call Rachael Harkness at 871-1700, ext. 723.


Skyline Farm will hold annual Sleigh Day Saturday

Skyline Farm will hold its 17th annual Sleigh Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s new exhibit, “Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” which showcases vintage sleighs and artifacts at 95 The Lane.

Starting at noon, Ben Lapointe and his pair of miniature horses will give mini sleigh rides for children up to age 12 with a $5 donation per child. Hot refreshments will be sold in the heated Visitor Center.

Admission is free. Please dress warmly. For more details, call Pam at 829-5708 or email [email protected]


FORCE community quarterly meeting set for Tuesday

Adults in southern Maine who are affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancer syndromes will have opportunity to meet with others dealing with the same condition.

The local chapter of FORCE, which stands for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, is hosting quarterly meetings in collaboration with the Cancer Community Center.

The first FORCE community meeting in southern Maine will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 778 Main St.

All programs are offered at no charge to participants.


Library hosting talk by mountain climber, knitter

Curtis Memorial Library will host Laurie Doran, author, mountain climber and knitter at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 23 Pleasant St.

Doran will discuss her quest to knit a variety of mittens from mountain regions around the world. A selection of Doran’s mittens is on display at the library through the month of January.

For more details, call 725-5242, e-mail [email protected] or go to


Library friends sponsor dinosaur party for kids

Friends of the Wells Public Library will sponsor a “Dinosaur Party” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library at 1434 Post Road, Route 1.

Children are invited to come celebrate all things dinosaur with games, stories, crafts and contests. This event is free. For more details, call 646-8181.


Animal Watch holding a bake sale at PetLife

The Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch will sponsor a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetLife at Shaw’s Plaza, 4 Scammon St.