Herb walk offered
in Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth Community Services is offering an herb walk on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify spring’s edible and medicinal plants. Herbalist Mischa Schuler will lead the program. The cost is $15 for residents and $16.50 for nonresidents. Register online at www.capecommunityservices.org or call 799-2868 for more information.

Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
On Monday, May 30, 8:30 a.m.-noon, the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and the Eastern Trail Alliance will host the annual Snowy Egret 5K run and walk.

The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center on Route 9 following a 1K Fun Run for kids at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $16 prior to race day, $19 for same day registration and $4 for the Fun Run, which is open to kids 12 and under.

See www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Scarborough/snowyegret5k to register or for more information. The event also includes food, free massages and more.

Fun Shakespeare at library
Local David Greenham will present “The Zany, Majestic Bard” program at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth on Tuesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. See www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org or call 799-1720 for more information.

The free, one-hour performance-lecture, created and performed by Greenham, is a lively, fun and educational event that will delight and surprise audiences of all ages. The program includes history, a brief guide on how to read and understand the text, the opportunity to hear some Shakespeare and plenty of good jokes. Presented in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council.

Memories of one-room school
The Scarborough Historical Society meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the society’s museum and meeting room, 647 U.S. Route 1, in Dunstan. Following a brief business meeting, Irene Kosky will share her memories of being a student in the one-room Beech Ridge School. In addition, Bruce Thurlow will provide information about the town’s earlier governance, including town meetings.

Studio Group exhibits
Celebrating the Maine landscape, members of the Studio Group will exhibit paintings at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth from June 2-30. An opening reception will be held June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the art collective come from varied backgrounds, but are united by a shared enthusiasm for drawing, painting Maine’s outdoors. This event is free and open to the public. See www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org or call 799-1720 for more information.

Think Local networking
The Scarborough Think Local group is a great way for individuals and small businesses to grow through effective networking and relationship building, according to organizer Leroy Crockett.

The group meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Foy Insurance, 152 U.S. Route 1.

Operating for the past seven years, Think Local’s goal “is to foster and develop relationships between local business professionals and to help businesses refer (customers) to each other while trying to provide much-needed services,” Crockett said.

The Scarborough chapter of Think Local has about 32 regular members and is always ready to welcome more. It’s also part of a larger network of more than 100 other Think Local groups across the state.

Overall, Crockett said, “It’s important to the community to have a network of (business owners) that know each other and can (make referrals) for any services that a consumer may need.”

Big Papi’s last homestand
The South Portland Parks and Recreation is selling tickets to see the Red Sox on Sept. 30 for David Ortiz’s last homestand. The cost is $65 per person. See www.southportland.org/departments/parks-recreation-aquaticspool/ or call 767-7650.

David Greenham talks Shakespeare at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth on May 31.  

“Waterslide” is a triptych oil on canvas by Bonnie Spiegel, leader of The Studio Group, which will exhibit landscapes at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth throughout the month of June.

Tickets are available from South Portland Parks and Recreation for Red Sox superstar David Ortiz’s last scheduled game in Boston.


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