Library’s new after-school club to focus on math fun

Portland Public Library will start its Crazy 8’s 4-H Club at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at 5 Monument Square.

Open to children ages 7 to 12, the new after-school recreational club will meet on six consecutive Wednesdays.

The program is designed by Bedtime Math, a national nonprofit known for its mission to make math fun.

Some of the club’s activities will include Glow-in-the Dark City, Funny Money, Super-Cube Shuffle and Epic Air Traffic Control.

Space is limited. For more details, call Rachael Harkness at 871-1700, ext. 723.

Second annual Energy Fair scheduled for Saturday

The Greater Portland Sustainability Council and the Gorham Conservation Commission will host the second annual free Energy Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Great Falls Elementary School.

Over 20 companies and exhibitors will be at this event.

Admission is free. There will be door prizes and discounts on energy products and services.

Support group set for adults dealing with overdose death

The Center for Grieving Children will offer a free peer support group for adults, ages 19 and older, who have had a friend or loved one die from an overdose.

This time-limited group runs from March 24 to May 12.

The group is facilitated by trained volunteers and meets at the Center for Grieving Children at 555 Forest Ave.

It is a closed group (the same group of people meeting each time) and works best if you are able to attend each week.

For more information, call 775-5216 or email [email protected]

Talk on refugee crisis in Lesvos, Greece, set Thursday

A talk on the refugee crisis in Lesvos, Greece, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in room 133 of the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.

Professor Irwin Novak and Mary Snell will tell of visiting Lesvos last October, where they witnessed this historic migration firsthand.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more details, call 892-9831.


School, nature center set ‘Moonlight Owl Prowl’

The Riley School and Merryspring Nature Center are teaming up to present a “Moonlight Owl Prowl” at 6 p.m. Sunday on the school campus off Warrenton Street

Guided by raptor enthusiast Shelley Spanswick, Riley School’s Todd Martin and Merryspring’s Brett Willard, families will take to the woods to listen and look for owls on a cold winter’s night.

This is an outdoor program appropriate for all ages. Families should dress in warm clothing, wear boots and be prepared to walk in snow for up to one hour. Guests may bring flashlights if they choose.

Admission to this program is free, although donations to fund raptor rehabilitation programs will be accepted.

For more details, call Riley School at 596-6405 or Merryspring at 236-2239.


Library schedules several events for the week

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

On Tuesday, the Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture series begins at 10 a.m. with the talk “Creating an 18th Century Garden in Midcoast Maine” with Carol Moon Cardon.

The Leer y charlar Spanish language reading and conversation group meets at 1 p.m. Camden photographer Jacob Gerritsen will show images of his recent visits to Havana at 7 p.m.

The Knitting Circle will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Simply Books group meets at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Maine Bead Society will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

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


S.A.L.T. Team meeting scheduled for Thursday

Join the Sanford-Springvale S.A.L.T. Team (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) at 1 p.m. Thursday for an informal brainstorming session at the Trafton Center, 19 Elm St.

Refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 457-0080.


Summit Project tribute march scheduled Saturday

The Summit Project will hold a tribute march at 9 a.m. Saturday, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s South Portland Clubhouse at 169 Broadway.

The Project is a Maine-based nonprofit whose mission is to recognize and honor Maine veterans who have died since Sept. 1 1, 2001.

Club members and friends will take a two-hour hike around South Portland with engraved memorial stones that represent their loved ones.

They will stop at the South Portland Veterans Monument in Mill Creek for a sharing circle.

At 11:30 a.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Summit Project Memorial.

The ceremony is open to all. Refreshments will be served.

To learn more, visit www.bgcmaine.org.