Senior College classes set

York County Senior College has announced its spring class schedule for residents 50 and over. Classes begin the week of March 21, with most running eight weeks.

Classes will be held in Saco at Trinity Episcopal Church, the Wardwell, the Hazelton House and the college office; in Springvale at the Anderson Learning Center and the Springvale Library; and in Alfred, Biddeford and Kennebunk.

Some class topics are “The Shakers of Alfred,” “Psychology Looks at the Movies,” “Yoga for Mind and Body,” “Meditation for Relaxation,” “John and Abigail Adams,” “Books, Movies and Talk,” “A History of Women in America: Ancient America to Reconstruction,” “Introduction to Oil Pastels” and “Jazz Vocalists.”

Forms are available on the YCSC website at Registration closes Friday. For more details, call 282-4030.


Speakers at land trust

Broadturn farmers John Bliss and Stacy Brenner will be the featured speakers at Scarborough Land Trust’s annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Ketcha.

The title of their talk is “Food, Farms and our Travels Abroad.” The land trust will provide updates on its work and plans for Pleasant Hill Preserve.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call 289-1199 or email [email protected]


Jazz festival begins Friday

The Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival, organized by the Maine Music Educators Association, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave.

The annual jazz festival draws about 80 high school jazz groups from 30 Maine schools. The musicians will perform in jazz combos, bands and ensembles Friday and Saturday.

Outstanding musicianship awards, placement trophies and gold plaques for superior ratings will be awarded.

Admissions is $3 for students and senior citizens, $5 for adults and $15 for families.

For more details, call Beth M. Doane at 846-3731 or email [email protected]


Library lists weekly events

Topsham Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 25 Foreside Road:

Topsham Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for an illustrated talk with historian Scott Hanson on Staffordshire transferware and its historic use in the Topsham area and elsewhere.

Topsham Garden Club will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday for a brown bag lunch talk detailing “Art in the Garden.” Coffee and dessert will be provided.

The talk “Topsham: Back to the Future: Topsham’s Historic Heritage,” will be given at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Teens Talk session will be offered at 5 p.m. Thursday for students in grades 8 through 12.

A Maine Family Booknic, Infant Massage, will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

For Music in March, Annegret Baier, a German-born percussionist specializing in West African hand drumming and a variety of ethnic music styles, will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday.

For more details, call 725-1727 or visit


Museum Day Live! events

The Brick Store Museum will not charge admission Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!

A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating cultural institution.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering special behind-the-scenes tours of its collections areas at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Participants will be able to visit the following exhibits: “Kennebunk History in 50 Objects,” “Photography Contest Retrospective,” “Kennebunk High School Art Show” and the “Kennebunk Collects” exhibit.

Behind-the-scenes sign-ups and the Museum Day Live! tickets will be available for download through the Brick Store Museum’s website at

One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit


Free lecture on Civil War

The next Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room at 23 Pleasant St.

Speaker Noma Petroff will head the talk “The Biggest Secret of the Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant Crosses the James, June 1864.”

Lectures are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.


Slide presentation on Belize

Camden Public Library will host a slide presentation titled “Mayans and Mennonites: Visit to Belize” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 55 Main St.

Resident Greg Dorr will share about his trip to Belize last December.

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


Events scheduled at library

York Publc Library will offering the following events this week at 15 Long Sands Road:

A monthly Poetry Evening will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees are invited to bring poems to share by favorite authors or original works. The topic for March is “bridges” and is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round-table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson.

Part 3 of the York History Series will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Local historian James Kences will offer a series of four programs about York history. The final meeting will be March 23.

For more details, call 363-2818 or email [email protected]


Ski Museum hosting slide show

The Ski Museum of Maine will offer a PowerPoint slide show, “Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140-Plus Years of Skiing in Maine,” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Scott Andrews, a Portland-based ski journalist and Ski Museum curator, will narrate the talk.

For more details, call Andrea DeBiase 237-3535.


St. Patrick’s concert, supper

The sixth annual St. Patrick’s Concert and Supper will be held Saturday at Christ Church, 6 Dane St.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m., with supper at 5:30 p.m.

Church music director Warren King will perform with guitarist and singer David O’Brien, violinist/fiddler Margaret Hopkins, flutist Diana McNulty, vocalist Karen Stathoplos and clarinetist Jack Kupp.

Master chef Ron Breton will prepare a buffet supper.

Suggested donation is $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors; free for children. Those wishing to attend the concert only will be charged $12, $8 for students and seniors; the supper only is $8, $5 for students and seniors.

For more details, visit