Open house and picnic
Around noon, following Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, the annual Open House and picnic will be held at Windham Veterans Center with a special 1 p.m. dedication of the Vietnam War 50th anniversary pavers followed by a 1:30 p.m. dedication of veterans’ commemorative pavers. All are welcome for this special event.

Church concert
On Saturday, May 28, Joe K. Walsh & Sweet Loam, a bluegrass band, will be presented by Music with a Mission, at 7 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church, Route 302, North Windham. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. $12-$14 at the door, in advance www.mwamconcerts.com or call 892-7149.

Sunday brunch
A brunch from 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 29, will be hosted by the Windham Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, donuts, and coffee/tea/juice will be served for $7 per person. Meals are available to go!

Legion meets
American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 will hold its monthly membership meeting Wednesday, June 1, at the Windham Veterans Center. A 5 p.m. social hour and dinner will be followed at 6 p.m. by a business meeting.

Plant sale
On Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the Windham Historical Society will hold its annual plant and garden sale. All kinds of annuals, perennials, herbs and green things will be for sale. Donations of extra plantings are welcome, too. Watch for signs; the sale will take place on the Route 202 side of the historical society’s future Village Green. For more information call 892-1433, 655-3421 or 650-7484.

Grief support
VNA Home Health Hospice offers an open grief support meeting on Tuesday, June 7,  and every first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at North Windham Union Church, Route 302. For more information, call Linda Hopkins, bereavement support coordinator for VNA Home Health Hospice, at 400-8714. This is sponsored by North Windham Union Church UCC Mission Committee, free of charge.

Veterans benefits
Veterans Service Officer Matt Haley will be available at the Windham Veterans Center) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, to answer questions and provide information about benefits and other topics. If you’ve got questions, stop by at the center, Memorial Drive, the road off Route 302 right near Friendly’s – go all the way to the end. Haley can also be reached at his office near the Portland International Jetport, 151 Jetport Boulevard, room 138W, or call 822-2391. [email protected]

Bean supper
The Country Music Hall of Fame will hold a concert and baked bean supper Saturday, June 11, served at the Windham Veterans Center, Memorial Drive, Windham. Supper from 5-6:30 p.m., concert and dance at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for both, $8, supper only and $10, concert only. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Center and Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. FMI: 310-0390.

Need food?
The Good Shepherd Food Mobile will be at the Windham Food Pantry, 377 Gray Road, Windham from 10-11:30 a.m. (or until supplies last) on Wednesday, June 8. Anyone in need of food assistance is eligible. Please bring your own bags and boxes.

Summer day camp
Registration is open for summer day camp in Windham. Visit Windham Parks and Recreation at town hall or go to www.WindhamRecreation.com. There are lots of new programs this year.

Yard sale
The Windham Historical Society is planning its first yard sale of 2016 for Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the society, 234 Windham Center Road. If you would like to be part of this and have your own table,  space can be rented for $25. For more information, call Linda at 650-7484.

From St. Ann’s
St. Ann’s Episcopal Church opens its Essentials Pantry May 28, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. It is located downstairs at the church. One bag per household includes personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and more. And, don’t forget, St. Ann’s Golf Scramble is this Sunday at Spring Meadows Golf course on Route 100 in Gray. Registration is from 12-12:45 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

At the library
• Monday, May 30, closed in observance of Memorial Day
• Tuesday, May 31, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Books & Babies; 1-3 p.m., Knitters ‘N More; 6:15 p.m., Book Group meeting
• Thursday, June 2, Outreach Delivery Day; 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time
• Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m., Library Coloring Group

For more info 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

Tribal masks display
A collection of tribal masks owned by Stephen Signor are on display at the Windham Public Library through July 30th. The masks on display are just a small example of the craftsmanship and interpretative detail that goes into every tribal mask. Stop by to see these stunning pieces. The library is at 217 Windham Center Road in Windham. For more information, library hours, or directions, call the library at 892-1908.

Lobster bake raffle
Centerstage Performing Arts will hold a recital on June 4, and will raffle off a Lobster Bake prepared by Naples Lobster Pound. Tickets are $5 each; proceeds will benefit the dance group trip to competition in Cape Cod. The ticket includes 20 lobsters, 15 lbs. of steamers, baked potatoes, cole slaw, rolls and butter, bibs and even wet-naps! Call Kara, 310-3166, or Beth, 807-7405.

Chuck Whynot, service officer at the Field-Allen Post of the American Legion, secures one of the 100 American flags that will grace the highways of Windham until Labor Day. This is a task that teams of veterans and volunteers perform each year.

Cemeteries in Windham are again washed in waves of red, white and blue as a handful of volunteers placed a flag at each veteran’s grave. This year, Jerry Black, shown here, and Gail Labbe did most of Arlington and half of Smith Cemeteries. More than 800 flags were placed in three busy days.

Sonny Richards of Nash Road in Windham will again provide his horse drawn wagon for those veterans who will need a ride in the Memorial Day parade. The wagon will hold a dozen passengers. Veterans who do not feel up to walking the distance of the parade on Memorial Day, or would like a wagon ride, should gather by the water tower at Windham town hall at 8:30 on Monday morning, May 30.

Sonny Richards of Nash Road in Windham will again provide his horse drawn wagon for those veterans who will need a ride in the Memorial Day parade. The wagon will hold a dozen passengers. Veterans who do not feel up to walking the distance of the parade on Memorial Day, or would like a wagon ride, should gather by the water tower at Windham town hall at 8:30 on Monday morning, May 30.


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