Civil War soldiers in Windham

Windham Historical Society will host the 3rd Maine Co. “A” Infantry Volunteers Civil War Re-enactors Encampment at the Society’s Village Green on the weekend of June 25-26. The event is part of the town’s annual Summerfest celebration. The encampment will be open to the public on Saturday, June 25, from noon – after the Summerfest parade – until 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The public is welcome and there is no charge. Donations are appreciated. There will be opportunities to view troop training as well the more personal camp life. Field music concerts, skirmish drills and mail call can be observed. There is even a civilian fashion presentation. Walk through camp and ask questions, meet the soldiers, talk with the camp cook, camp surgeon and the women who supported the troops. The Historical Society will be open and Civil War displays have been prepared. Maps, books and other historical items are available. Windham Historical Society is located at 234 Windham Center Road. For more information call 650-7484, 892-1433 or visit www.thirdmaine.org.

Yard Sale
On Saturday, June 25, Windham Cancer Support Group is having a yard sale to raise funds for its Christmas Season of Giving. The sale will be on Pope Road. If anyone has gently used small items that they would like to donate to the cause,  please email [email protected], or contact one of us personally and we will try to make arrangements for a dropoff or a pickup.

SMCC Dean’s List
Southern Maine Community College has announced that several Windham students are among those named to the 2016 spring semester Dean’s List. They are Colton Blake, Stephanie Boulanger, Ashley Boyle, Alia Bradley, Adam Brockman, Nicole Buzzell, Andrew Constantine, Brittany Cyr, Marie Delcourt, Ashley Dow, Kris Dow, Harold Foley, Brittany Gilman, Mary Haibon, Matthew Hayes, Randi Jipson, Anna Kelley, Owen Kelnhofer, Carrie Kennedy, Katie Mahannah, Amy Manning, Taylor McLaughlin, Megan Merola, Matthew Morey, Marshall Parenteau, Edlira Pellumbi, Miranda Richards, Mikki Rooney, Jessica Smith, Hannah Sprague, Jenna Strumph, Jason Toothaker, Courtney Violette and Nicole Voloshin.

Bean supper
A baked bean supper will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Windham Veterans Center, sponsored by the American Legion Post 148. The menu includes beans, salads and casseroles, hot dogs, desserts and beverage for $8, free for under age 12.  For more information, call 892-1306 or 892-7449.

Blood drive
On Wednesday, July 13, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., a Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Windham Veterans Center. It is sponsored by Windham Veterans Association, VFW Post 10643 and Field-Allen American Legion Post 148 with support from Coldwell Banker Team Real Estate. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment.

At the Library
• Monday, June 20:  2016 Summer Reading Programs begin today (through August 29th); Chicken hunt begins today (through August 27th); 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time & Take-home Craft

Tuesday, June 21: 10:15-10:35 a.m., Books & Babies; 1-3 p.m., Knitters ‘N More

Wednesday, June 22: 1-2:30 p.m., Movie Time for Adults: “Where Hope Grows” (2014, PG-13, 95 min.); 4-5 p.m., Children’s Room Chapter-book Discussion Group

Thursday, June 23: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Craft Day

Saturday, June 25 : Library CLOSED for Summerfest activities; 10 a.m.-noon, Windham Summerfest Parade – watch for the library float!

For more info about any of these or other events at the library, contact the library at 892-1908 or go to www.windham.lib.me.us/calendar

• Summer Reading Program
The Windham Public Library offers fun and engaging programs for children, teenagers, and adults.Each program runs through the end of August, featuring reading goals, crafts, bingo games, special events and the famous hiding Rubber Chicken. Contact the library for more information, 892-1908, or go to www.windham.lib.me.us/summer-reading-programs

• Chicken Hunt
Once again, the Windham Public Library’s famous rubber chicken will help celebrate our Summer Reading Programs by hiding inside the library in a new spot each day. The young (and the young at heart) are encouraged to search for the chicken – look but don’t touch. If you find the chicken, let someone at the desk know where you saw him and you’ll receive a small treat. This year, he is dressed as Captain Circ, health and wellness nut and quarterback for his local football team. Stop by to hunt for him throughout the summer.

Senior Center
Lakes Region Senior Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Little Falls Activity Center, Gorham. The monthly luncheon is scheduled for Monday, June 20, for $5. This luncheon will have a Hawaiian theme. A coffee/social is set for Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Don Drew of the Standish Kiwanis. Both events are open to the public. Regular ongoing activities include socializing, pickle ball, crafts, mahjong, card games, memoir writing, art workshop and table games. Stop in to visit and find out more.

Veterans News
Veteran Service Officer Matt Haley has taken a new position within the VA system and will no longer be holding office hours on the second Wednesday of each monthsat the Windham Veterans Center. The replacement procedure is lengthy. In the interim, every effort is being made to have a temporary VSO provide the needed service in Windham. More information will be shared as it is received. Meanwhile, contact Dave Tanguay, Post 148 Adjutant, at 892-1306.

All veterans are welcome to stop in for the popular Veterans Social and Coffee, held each Wednesday at the Veterans Center from 9-11 a.m. This weekly event has been well received. This week we had more than 10 vets in attendance at various times. Come see what we are about.

Comedy Night
A Comedy Night Fundraiser will be held on Friday June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Windham High School Auditorium. There will be 90 minutes of professional comedy, along with a 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Sponsored by the Windham/Raymond Lions clubs and the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce to support Vision Care Assistance for RSU14 students. Tickets are $15 at the door, or at brownpapertickets.com/event 2548755. For further information call 892-7530.

Annual Car Show
In conjunction with Windham’s annual Summerfest, the Windham High School class of 1964 will hold its annual Duane Clark Car Show on Saturday, June 25. Clark was a member of the class of 1964 who passed away at a young age. The car show will be at the school. Some of the car show entries will be in the Summerfest parade,  Windham High School, adjacent to the Summerfest activities. Some of the many entries for the car show are in the parade, which begins this year at 10 a.m.  The car show is held rain or shine. There are 26 classes for the vehicles with trophies for first, second and third place.  Six special awards also are given, including Best in Show for trucks and cars and the honored Duane Clark Cup for a special vehicle – that winner is selected by Clark’s classmates. Entry fee is $7 per vehicle. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Donuts, coffee, water and soda will be available for purhase. For additional information, call Stan and Cheryl Page, the event coordinators, at 892-7389, or call Julia Varney-Cheney at 247-6414.

Civil War reenactors are always a big hit at Windham’s Summerfest.


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