Concerts in Park
starts in Scarborough

The summer Concerts in the Park are back at Memorial Park in Scarborough’s Oak Hill. The first show of the season will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, and will feature the Bob Charest Band. The concerts are free and open to the public. Event also includes a 50/50 raffle and concession stand. In case of rain the concert will be held at the Winslow Homer Auditorium at the high school.

The schedule for the rest of the summer is: July 7 – Studio Two; July 14 – Motor Booty Affair; July 21 – Time Pilots; July 28 – Don Campbell Band; and Aug. 4 – Carmine Terracianno Band. Find out more at

‘Coloring Maine’ session
with Blue Butterfield

Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth is offering an adult coloring session with local artist Blue Butterfield at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The event celebrates the release of Butterfield’s new book, “Coloring Maine.” See or call 799-1720 for more information.

Mr. and Mrs. Fish kick
off summer reading

Mr. and Mrs. Fish will be at the South Portland Public Library on Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m., with an ocean-themed event to kick off the Summer Reading Program. See or call 767-7660, ext. 3, for more information.

Land trust offers
new trail series

The South Portland Land Trust will hold the first walk in its new “Get to Know Your Trails” series on Friday, June 24, at 9 a.m. at Hinckley Park. This guided event includes a walk along the trails at the park, a talk about the history of the land and free trail maps. The walk is geared toward the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents and well-behaved dogs. See for more information.

Radio Field Day
this weekend

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine is holding its annual Amateur Radio Field Day, from noon on Saturday, June 25, to noon on Sunday, June 26, at the Wassamki Springs Campground in Scarborough. The public is welcome to stop by to learn more about the hobby. See for more information.

Fairy house, knitting

programs at library

Tuesday, June 28, will be a busy day at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth with two special programs planned. The first is a fairy house workshop with author Liza Gardner at 10:30 a.m. This program is designed for children 4 and up.

The second program begins at 1 p.m., when Holly Korda talk about the effort to mobilize Americans to knit socks, sweaters, hats and bandages for soldiers during World War I. Women, men and schoolchildren worked to knit more than 23 million articles for the war effort, an unprecedented mobilization of community resources. See or call 799-1720 for more information.

Kids movie matinees
at Scarborough library

On Wednesday, June 29, the Scarborough Public Library will screen two movie matinees.

The first, “Zootopia,” will be shown at 3 p.m. and is geared toward kids in grades 1-5. Popcorn is included and parents of children under 10 must remain in the library during the event. The second movie, “Cool Runnings,” will be shown at 6 p.m. and is geared toward those in grade 6 and up. Pre-registration is required for both movies. Call 883-4723, ext. 3, or email to [email protected] to sign up of for more information.

Storyteller, comedian
performs at two shows

Storyteller and comedian Jackson Gillman will give two shows Thursday, June 30, at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. The first, for kids, will be held at 10:30 a.m. The second, for adults, will be held at 6:30 p.m. See or call 799-1720 for more information.

Free JavaScript
workshop to start

The Scarborough Public Library is offering a free, five-part, basic JavaScript workshop beginning Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. The program is open to area adults, including high school and college students.

The co-facilitators will be Rob Levine, a senior software engineer at Oracle, and Tom Corbett, the library’s systems librarian. Participants will be introduced to JavaScript, the programming language that helps operate websites.

Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. See the Learning Badges page at or contact Corbett at 396-6271 to sign up or for more information.

Learn about the trails at Hinckley Park in South Portland with a special program on June 24.

Build a fairy house at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth.

The Bob Charest Band will kick off the summer concert series in Scarborough this year. The first show is scheduled for Thursday, June 30.

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