Speakout

Bill Diamond will host Speakout on Windham’s local channel 7 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. This month the topics will be private roads and the new apartment building at Mallison Falls. You are welcome to call in with your questions during the show at 892-0546 or come to Windham Town Hall, Council Chambers, and be part of the audience.

Thrift shop sale

The thrift shop at the North Windham Union Church on Route 302 is having a $5 bag sale throughout the month of February. Clothing, household items, baby and children’s wear and toys, books and more are available. The hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Stereoscopes and photography

Stereoscopes and early photography will be the subject of a program presented by Windham Historical Society at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Windham Public Library. Ralph Hatt of Westbrook will share his knowledge and display his collection of early stereoscopes, precursor of the “Viewmaster.” The public is invited to attend. There’s plenty of parking and the site is handicapped accessible. The suggested donation of $5 will help the nonprofit Windham Historical Society. Refreshments will be available. For more information call 892-1433 or visit www.windhamhistorical.org.

Haddock dinner

On Saturday, Feb. 20, a baked haddock dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Windham. Dinner includes freshly baked haddock, coleslaw, fresh vegetables, rolls and butter, coffee/tea/punch and homemade dessert buffet. A pizza alternative will be available. Dinner is $9 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The dinner is presented by the Knights of Columbus to support Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors fuel assistance. Tickets available at the door.

Book group meets

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:15 p.m., Windham Public Library’s Book Group invites you to join them for the discussion series on “Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine,” which is offered in partnership with the Maine State Library. The selection for this month is “We Took to the Woods” by Louise Dickinson Rich. All are welcome to attend, whether a patron of the library or not. Contact the facilitator (Barbara) if you need a copy of the monthly selection: 892-1908.

Going on @

the Library

Monday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m., Story Time

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10:25 a.m., Books & Babies; 1 p.m., Knitters ‘N More; 6:15 p.m., Book Group meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Movie Time for Adults: “The age of Adaline” starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford (2015, PG13, 109 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m., Story Time

Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m., Saturday Family Story Time

For more information about any of these or other events at the library, contact the library (892-1908) or go to http://www.windham.lib.me.us/calendar.

Winterfest 2016

Windham celebrates Winterfest 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Outdoor activities at Lippman Park throughout the day includes ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, a candy hunt, snowman building contest and much more. Indoor activities at Windham Veterans Center include a crock-pot cook-off and winter crafts and games until 5 p.m.

Pre-register your crockpot entry at Parks and Recreation by noon on Thursday, Feb. 25. Prizes awarded. Entertainment includes Winter Beach Party with Flamin’ Raymond and Sizzlin’ Susan, Los’ Lawnchairos at the Windham Veterans Center from 3-5 p.m. and a performance by Molly Calden; enjoy DJ Dennis Healey from 3-7 p.m. Parking is limited at Lippman Park. Shuttle service provided between Veterans Center and the park – plenty of parking available behind the Windham Mall. Call 892-1905 for more information.

Democratic caucus

On Sunday, March 6, Windham Democratic Town Committee will hold its Biennial Caucus at 2 p.m. in the Windham High School closed cafeteria (doors open at 1 p.m.) The caucus will elect state Democratic convention delegates and alternates, county committee representative and alternates, and take nominations for the town of Windham’s election clerks. A brief WDTC meeting will be held following the caucus. Contact person: Diane Bryant, Secretary WDTC, 892-6591.

Help for veterans

On Wednesday, March 9, Veterans Service Officer Matt Haley will be available at the Windham Veterans Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. At his February meeting, 18 veterans were assisted. If you have a question about benefits or other subject, stop by. He can be reached at his office near the Portland Airport, 151 Jetport Blvd., Room 138W or call 822-2391 or email [email protected]

Commemorative paving stones

There is still time to purchase a granite paving stone to honor your veteran. Each paver may have up to three lines on information for $50; Dedication of the stones will be on Memorial Day 2016. Contact Dick at 310-0390 or Dave at 892 1306 for order forms or additional information.

Knitters ‘N’ More

Whether you knit, crochet or enjoy any other form of needlework, you are welcome to join an informal group, Knitters ‘N’ More, every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. at Windham Public Library. Bring your own project to work on. Share patterns, tips and conversation. This is not intended as an instructional session – although you may learn something new from your fellow knitters. For more information, call 892-1908 or go to www.windham.lib.me.us/calendar.

Blood donors

Are you a registered local American Red Cross blood donor? Please consider making an appointment to give blood at the Windham Veterans Center on Wednesday, April 27. This blood drive is co-sponsored by local veterans’ organizations including the Windham Veterans Association, American Legion Post 148, VFW Post 10643 and by Coldwell Banker. The Red Cross will start accepting appointments on Friday, Feb. 12, for the April 27 event. Call 1-800 RED-CROSS for more information.

Lunch and more for seniors

On Wednesday, April 13, Windham Parks and Recreation has a special event for senior citizens. A catered lunch and performance by the Schoolhouse Arts Center’s Daytime Players, most of whom are seniors. They will entertain with a variety of vignettes, both humorous and poignant. Many of the plays have themes that senior citizens can relate to.

Lunch will be catered by Starlight Catering, and will include baked stuffed haddock, herb stuffed chicken breast with an apple drizzle, rice pilaf or roasted baby red potatoes, glazed carrots, string beans, salad, choice of dessert and coffee. This will be held in the Windham Town Hall gym at 8 School Road; performance at 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Reservations due by March 30. Cost is $25. Call 892-1905.


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