Cape library offers

craft night for adults

The Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth is offering a special craft night specifically aimed at grown-ups, Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. The program is creating tiny books that fold into empty matchboxes. Library staffer and artist Kiah Gardner will show participants how to take an idea and turn it into a mini-book. No artistic experience or talent is required and registration is not necessary.

See or call 799-1720 for more information.

Friends group holds book sale

The of the South Portland Public Library will hold a one-day flash book sale on Saturday, June 18, during reguglar library hours. One room of books is pay-what-you can. See or call 767-7660 for more information.

Historical society silent auction

From Saturday, June 18, through Monday, July 4, the South Portland Historical Society will hold its 10th annual Summer in Maine Auction at the museum at Bug Light Park. Auction items include lcoal cruises, golf, theater, museums, restaurants and other fun summertime activities. Visit the musem to make a bid or bid online through the historical society’s Facebook page or by emailing to [email protected]

Bean supper

The West Scarborough United Methodist Church in Scarborough is holding a public bean supper on Saturday, June 18,  from 4:30-p.m. The church is located in Dunstan, off Route 1. Call 883-2814 for more information.

Full moon canoe tours

The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is offering the first seasonal full moon canoe tours starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The tours will also be offered on Sunday and Monday, June 19 and 20. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and all attendees are asked to arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. Those interested can sign up at 883-5100 or by emailing  [email protected]

See for more information about the Audubon center and its summer programs.

Summer reading sign-up

Kids, teens and adults wishing to take part in the Thomas Memorial Library’s summer reading program can begin signing up on Monday, June 20. This year’s program includes a bingo card full of activities, and there is no limit to the number of times a participant can play. See or call 799-1720 to contact the Cape Elizabeth-based library.

Movie matinees

Starting on Monday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m., Scarborough’s 55+ Program will begin offering a movie matinee on the third Monday of every month in the auditorium at Scarborough High School. Attendees are asked to pre-egister with Community Services. Food and drink are not permitted in the auditorium. Call 730-4150 to sign up or for more information. The cost is $1 per person.

The films are:

June 20: “League of Their Own,” starring Gina Davis and Tom Hanks

July 18: “Waking Ned Divine,” starring Ian Bannen and David Kelly

Aug. 15: “Mamma Mia,” starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan

SMCC golf tourney

On Tuesday, June 21, at 9 a.m., Southern Maine Community College will hold its 12th annual Athletics Golf Tournament at the Prouts Neck Country Club in Scarborough. See for more information.

Teen writers

The Scarborough Public Library will offer a teen summer writing program in collaboration with the Portland Writers Group Maine. The group will meet every other Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning on June 21.

Teens are invited to come share their work and get and give feedback. All genres of storytelling are welcome from fantasy and science fiction and poetry to nonfiction. Each workshop will include a short introductory session on topics such as point of view, voice, characterization and critiquing.

To register, see, email to [email protected] or call 883-4723, ext. 3.

Story time for grown-ups

The South Portland Public Library will kick off its new program, a story time for adults, on Wednesday, June 22, at 12:05 p.m., at the main library. The theme for June is “Summer in Maine.”

Those who attend can discover the best in short fiction, poetry and essays as selected, and read aloud by library staff. See or call 767-7660 for more information.

Scarborough Strings

premiere concert

Established in 2013 with just a few students, the Scarborough Strings will feature more than 50 musicians at its first-ever community performance on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m., at Wentworth School. The concert is free and open to the public, and  Andy Happel, creator and director of Scarborough Strings, said, “I can’t wait to share our progress with the community for the first time. Our students have worked so hard.”

The Friends of the South Portland Public Library are holding a flash book sale on Saturday, June 18.

Canoe by moonlight in the Scarborough Marsh, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, June 18-20.

Scarborough Community Services is offering Monday movie matinees to area seniors starting on June 20 with “A League of Their Own.”

Southern Maine Community College is holding a golf tournament on Tuesday, June 21.

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