Hospice volunteers sought

The VNA Home Health Hospice team is seeking compassionate, caring hospice volunteers to bring comfort to individuals and families facing a terminal illness.

The gift of your presence for companionship, caregiver respite and practical non-medical helps to support these individuals during this difficult time.

Training sessions are planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 12, 19 and 26.

To register, or for more information, call Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or email [email protected]

Potluck, carnival at Grange

Saco Grange No. 53 of Saco will hold a potluck member dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at 168 North St.

On Sunday, the Grange will host a Cub Scout Carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. offering an afternoon of games, face painting and other activities. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is by a donation of canned goods or personal care items.

For more details, call 732-867-7107 or email [email protected]


A Valentine’s kick-off concert

A concert by the Mosaic Quartet at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., will kick off Valentine’s Day weekend.

Friday’s event begins at 7: 30 p.m. in the Program Center.

The group will present a reading of the love letters of Kennebunk ship captain Charles Barry, interspersed with performances of sea chanteys, folk tunes and original compositions. Some songs will be accompanied by mandolin, guitar, banjo and piano.

The museum will display artifacts from the Barrys’ lives and travels.

A dessert bar will be featured.

Tickets are $10, with all proceeds being split by the Brick Store Museum and Mosaic Quartet.

For more details, call 985-4802.


Open house at high school

Wells High School will hold an open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, offering the public an opportunity to visit the school and view the newly completed Phase 1 of a three-phase renovation project.

Those attending will get to view the new main entrance, lobby, main office, adjacent offices, classrooms, conference rooms, science and media labs, library and common areas for study.

For more details, call 646-7011.

‘Teen Crafternoon’ at library

The Friends of the Wells Public Library will sponsor a “Teen Crafternoon: Valentines” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road.

Teens are invited to come make unique valentines out of paper. Materials will be provided to collage with, glue down and even paper quill.

The event is free.

For more details, email Sara Ottomano at [email protected] or call 646-8181.


Free massage workshop

Local physiotherapist Noel Squires will lead a “Myofascial Release” workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pinewood Manor, 20 Manor St., Ocean Park.

This free workshop is intended to reduce pain and improve flexibility through self-massage strategies that help to manage muscle and joint discomfort. Exercises can be done from a seated or standing position. All ability levels are welcome.

For more details or to reserve a spot, call Marcie at 934-2157, ext. 4.


Poetry evening Thursday

York Public Library will host its Monthly Poetry Evening at 7 p.m. Thursday at 15 Long Sands Road.

Attendees are encouraged to bring original or known poems to share. The prompt for February is “dark matters.” The topic is open for interpretation.

Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

For more details, call Kim Erickson Myers at 363-2818 or email [email protected]


Talk on winter birding

Birder and columnist Don Reimer will lead a presentation on winter birding in Maine at noon Tuesday at the Merryspring Nature Center at 30 Conway Road.

Reimer will present a colorful photographic overview of Maine’s winter birds, from familiar species to some of the unexpected ones.

This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial.

Admission is $5; members attend free.

For more details, email [email protected] or call 236-2239.

Lots going on at library

Camden Public Library will host the following events this week at 55 Main St.:

On Monday, the Destination Wellness Brown Bag Lunch Series will feature a talk by Dr. Lauren Ball on “Cannabis as a Medication” at noon.

On Tuesday, the Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series presentation “Botanical Illustration,” with Linda Heppes Funk, will begin at 10 a.m. The Leer y charlar (read and chat) group will meet at 1 p.m. Book Club also will meet at 1 p.m. The Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group will meet at 4 p.m. and the Camden Conference will host the talk “International Aid Work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: local perspectives and unintended consequences” with Marisa Lloyd at 7 p.m..

On Thursday, the Adult Knitting Circle will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Community “Pitch” Night, hosted by New Ventures Maine, will be held at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, the presentation “The French and Indian Wars in Maine” will be headed by author Michael Dekker as part of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Winter Speaker Series at 2 p.m.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’

The Westbrook Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop” from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Corsetti’s, 125 Bridgton Road.

All community members are invited to attend to meet with Westbrook police officers, discuss community issues and drink coffee.

For more details, email Officer Joel Loranger at [email protected]


Stories of the 5th Maine

A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture on the topic of “True, Untrue, Surprising and Amazing Stories of the Soldiers of the 5th Maine” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library in the Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St.

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