Where is it?
A century ago, South Windham Village was home to several mills and a thriving commercial district, with public transportation, churches, banks, grocery stores, dry cleaner, laundry, and other shops – much like North Windham is today. On Monday, July 18, the Windham Historical Society hopes to identify some century-old photographs taken in the village area, including the Little Falls neighborhood. The public and especially anyone who lived in that area is invited to help in this detective work. A brief business meeting is slated for 7 p.m., and it’s expected that the mystery photo project will begin around 7:30 p.m. at the historical society headquarters and museum on Windham Center Road. The public is invited to attend. Call 650-7484 for more information or email Kay at [email protected]

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

Senior trip to Bartlett Yarns
On Friday, Aug. 5, a special trip is planned to visit Bartlett Yarns in Harmony, along the banks of Higgins Stream. Learn about the process of turning wool into yarn at Bartlett’s annual Open House. Yarns processed here include wool as well as alpaca, llama, yak and angora. Bartlett Yarns was also the setting for Stephen King’s book, “Graveyard Shift.” The fee is $7, and participants will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Lunch will be on your own at Governor’s in Waterville. Call Windham Parks & Recreation at 892-1905 for more information and reservations.

At the Library
It’s nice and cool at the library on these hot summer days. Here’s what is going on:

• Monday, July 18 – 10:30-11:30 a.m., Story Time and Take-home Craft

• Tuesday, July 19 – 10:15-10:35 a.m., Books and Babies; 1-2 p.m., Creative Writing Club with Jeanne Rhein; 1-3 p.m., Knitters ‘n More.

• Wednesday, July 20 – 4-5 p.m., Children’s Room Chapter-Book Discussion Group

• Thursday, July 21 –2-3 p.m., Pet Show

• Saturday, July 23, 10:30-11:15 p.m., Saturday Family Story Time

Pet Show at Library
Come see the animals. Categories include dogs, cats, rodents, other live pets and stuffed animals. Each child may bring only one pet, which must be kept under control at all times. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. No rain date is scheduled. For more information, call 892-1908.

Veterans’ Pavers are back
The Windham Veterans Association is making a limited number of granite pavers available between now and the end of September 2016. On Memorial Day 2016, 169 inscribed veterans’ pavers were installed in the Veterans Memorial Garden. There is limited space to accept an additional 50 pavers to be installed for Veterans Day in November, on a first-come basis. Each paver provides room for three lines of information on the Veteran with a maximum of 16 letters/spaces per line. Information may include name, rank, branch of service, period of service or war designation. Each paver is $50. For order forms, contact Mel Greenier, 892-7449, or Dick Small, 310-0390, or send a request to: WVA, PO Box 1776, Windham, Maine 04062.

Over 60?
Are you over the age of 60? Would you enjoy having lunch with your neighbors? Call and sign up for Community Café at Unity Gardens. Donation is $5. Enjoy a catered lunch on the second Thursday of every month at noon. There’s also a need for some folks to help pack lunches and deliver Meals on Wheels. Call Ginny for more information, 892-3891.

Mushroom Walk
On Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m., Windham Land Trust will host a Mushroom Walk at Black Brook Preserve, Windham. Gretchen Voight will be the leader of the two-hour event and will identify good and bad mushrooms, as well as other interesting mushroom facts. Space is limited to 15 participants. To reserve space, email [email protected] or call 892-5787. Bring a basket or container to hold any specimens you might find. Use the entrance off Windham Center Road.

Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Post 148 Auxiliary will not hold its regular meeting in July but will be making snacks and treats for those attending the Rick Charette concert at Dundee Park on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Concerts in the Park
Wednesday, July 20, Jimmy Junkins and the Big Fat Cadillac will perform from 6:30-8 p.m. at Dundee Park. There is free admission to the park after 5 p.m. and the concert is free. Concessions will be available. Rain date will be Aug. 10 or 17. Visit www.windhammaine.us/155/Parks-Recreation for more information.

Veterans Coffee Break
Every Wednesday morning, veterans are welcome to stop in for the popular Veterans Social and Coffee, held at the Windham Veterans Center from 9 to 11 a.m. This weekly event has been well received. Come on in and cool off.

Free clothes
All men’s and ladies long pants/slacks will be free at the North Windham Church UCC thrift shop in July. Men’s suit jackets will be $1 each. The shop opens at 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and is open 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.

A Mushroom Walk will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Black Brook Preserve.

Members of the Board of Directors for the new Evergreen Credit Union, managers of the architecture and construction crews and Windham Town Manager Tony Plante gathered July 7 to break ground on a new environmentally friendly facility at 785 Roosevelt Trail. The credit union, which has owned and operated a facility on Route 302 for 15 years, is constructing an LEED-certified building at the site, joining approximately 170 certified facilities (including homes) around the state. The company “couldn’t be more thrilled,” said interim CEO Tim Verrault, fourth from right. He estimates that the new facility will open in February. Until then, the credit union will operate in a temporary facility in the parking lot.


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