At the library

• The Book Group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Monday of the month.
June 20: “The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks?
July 18: “Glory Over Everything” by Kathleen Grisson?
Aug. 15: “The Nightingale” by Kristen Hannah

• Summer reading program
This year’s summer reading program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, A Celebration of Sports, Health and Fitness.” Focusing on health and nutrition for the whole family, it will begin Tuesday, June 28, and activities will run for six weeks. During the progam, on Aug. 9, Mad Science will present a special show, “Olympic Madness,” an interactive event that explores the fundamentals of the science of sports. Children and their families can register at the library. Sign up before June 28.

Art summer camp
?DaVinci Experience is expanding its science and arts summer camp to Standish this summer. From Aug. 15-19, a weeklong day camp for 4- to 13-year-olds will be held at the Standish Municipal Center, 175 Northeast Road. The theme will be “Making Maine Art.” A counselor-in-training program is available for 13- to 15-year olds. FMI visit www.davinciexperience.com or call 541-9171.

?????Pickleball, anyone?
Standish Recreation office hopes to have two courts available for pickleball this summer at Johnson Park and Steep Falls Mills Park this summer. Those interested in playing should contact the office to make sure all is in order. Players must provide own rackets. Introductory classes also may be available. FMI: 642-2875

Stay fit, seniors
A physical fitness program for seniors interested in staying fit through the summer will begin Saturday, July 9, from 9-10 a.m. at Johnson Park. The emphasis will be on stretching and muscle fitness using music. Call 642-2875 for more information.

Historical society events
Jim Merry, bottle diver and digger will discuss his work at the museum, 347 Convene Road (at the intersection with Hogfathill Road), at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Jim has a powerful metal detector that can detect antique glass because of the lead contained in old glass. He has collected many objects from Sebago Lake and other lakes and ponds in the area. He will share his stories and finds at the free public event. Donations accepted.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the museum, Linda Griffin of the Windham Historical Society will share her knowledge of the poor farms, or town farms, that were in existence in the early years of all Maine towns. There were laws governing the establishment and maintenance of poor farms that Linda will explain. Members of the Sebago Historical Society will also present information on the Sebago town farm, including some very interesting facts that are being uncovered. The event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.


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