Two-act comedy at Greely

Greely High School drama students will present the two-act comedy “The Learned Ladies” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with a dinner theater offered at 6 p.m. Saturday, at the school, 303 Main St.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens for Thursday and Friday performances. Tickets may be purchased in the main lobby during school lunches and at the door each night.

Reservations are required for the dinner theater. They can be made at The cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

For more details, call 829-4805.


Mental health family program

National Alliance on Mental Illness Bath-Brunswick will partner with NAMI Maine to offer a free family-to-family education program in the Brunswick area in April.

The 12-week series is designed to educate and equip families of people diagnosed with mental illness with helpful coping skills.

Sessions will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning April 5. The course will cover information about schizophrenia and mood, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.

The course is designed for parents, siblings, spouses and support persons of those living with severe and persistent mental illness.

Registration is required. For more details, call Tilly at 729-8055, Valerie at 319-7956 or Christine at 800-464-5767.

Former Sen. Mitchell speaks

The Brunswick Downtown Association will host former Sen. George Mitchell for a talk on U.S. foreign policy Wednesday at its Spring Speaker Series breakfast at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern.

Breakfast service will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by Mitchell’s talk at 7:50 a.m. and a question and answer session.

Registration is required online at For more details, call 729-4439. The public is invited to attend.


Planetarium events listed

Southworth Planetarium will offer a “Night of Fire” event, along with a variety of educational night sky presentations this week at 70 Falmouth St.

On St. Patrick’s Day eve the “Night of Fire” will be about ancient Irish constellation mythology, featuring storytelling and Irish stone circles. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 to $7.

Other programs this week are:

“Eight Planets and Counting” at 1 p.m. Monday.

 “Dinosaurs at Dusk” at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

 “Two Small Pieces of Glass” at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

 A Southworth science lecture at 7 p.m. and IBEX presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday.

 “Dinosaurs at Dusk” at 8:30 p.m. Friday

 A “Rusty Rockets Last Blast” show at 3 p.m. Saturday.

“The Little Star That Could” at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets range from $5 to $10 for single and combo fees. For more details, call 780-4249.


Historical society to meet

The Old Orchard Beach Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Museum, 4 Portland Ave.

The agenda includes officer reports and a talk by Old Orchard Beach Fire Department Chief Ricky Plummer.

For more details, call 934-9319 or email [email protected]


Church food drive begins

The annual food drive sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church is launching a food train project in support of the Westbrook Food Pantry,

Collection jars have been placed in more than 100 businesses throughout the city. Food items can be dropped off in boxes located at the Walker Memorial Library, Curves, Westbrook Community Center office, Mr. Bagel, Husson College and area churches.

Collection efforts will run through May 1. For more details, call 854-5653 or email [email protected]


Benefit for Policy Unity Tour

A fundraising event, advancing the Police Unity Tour which helps Funds for the Fallen, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Trackside Station, 4 Union St.

The evening will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and live music by Just Administrators.

Trackside Station also will donate a portion of dinner, food and nonalcoholic beverage sales to the fundraiser that honors police officers killed in the line of duty.

For more details, call Kelly Woods at Trackside at 594-7500.


Garden club meeting set

Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Springvale Library at 443 Main St. The public is invited.

The topic will be spring floral arranging demonstrated by Lee Mathews of Lee’s Floral Garden in Lebanon. There will be a $15 materials fee, due in advance, for those who wish to make their own arrangement.

For more details, call Paula Frodyma at 475-8142.


Talk to be on 1947 Maine fire

Windham Historical Society will host a presentation by Lovell storyteller and oral historian Jo Radner at 9 a.m. Saturday at Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road.

Radner will discuss “Burnt into Memory: Stories of the Brownfield Fire,” based on her interviews of those affected by the October 1947 fire in which 80 percent of the town was destroyed. The public is welcome. A $5 donation to the Historical Society is suggested. Refreshments will be available.

For more details, call 892-1433, 892-1306, or visit