Westbrook Strong 5K traffic advisory

Police are asking motorists to be patient during the Westbrook Strong 5K this Saturday, July 16. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and, according to police Capt. Steve Goldberg, will shut down Main Street for about 10 minutes to accomodate the start of the race.

The race, beginning and ending at Riverbank Park, will affect Main Street between Stroudwater and Haskell streets.

“In addition, the race’s route has it crossing twice at the intersection of Forest and Stroudwater streets. Motorists should expect traffic to be stopped intermittently at that intersection. As runners return to Riverbank Park, traffic will be stopped intermittently at Haskell and Main streets to allow runners to cross.  There will also be some parking restrictions on Main Street by Riverbank Park for the morning of the race.”

Now in its third year, the 5K raises money for a scholarship fund in the name of Matthew Rairdon, who was killed in 2013.

Dance center holds two open houses

Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge St., in Westbrook is hosting open houses from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 18, at its facility in the Dana Mill.

Tours of the dance center and dance activities will be available and light  refreshments will be served. Prospective students can meet instructors, register for classes and purchase dance wear.

The dance center offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, lyrical, modern, creative movement, Irish step dance and mommy & me. Classes range from six-week sessions to school-year programs along with summer classes and camps.

For more information, visit www.drouindancecenter.com or call 854-2221.

The Waiters perform in free park concert

The summer concert series continues with The Waiters from  6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at Riverbank Park on Main Street. American Legion Post 62 provides a cash barbecue 5-7 p.m. The free concert series runs through Aug. 24.

History Room open to visitors

The History Room at Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., features histories of towns, photographs, scrapbook collection, Westbrook High School year books, and newspapers including the Westbrook American/American Journal issues 1951 to present.

Julie Peterson is curator. For an appointment to visit the History Room, call Peterson at 854-0630 ext. 4257.

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