Monday meals and more
From St. Ann’s Episcopal Church come the following reminders for the community:

The Essentials Pantry for non-food necessities is open at St. Ann’s on the last Saturday of each month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Cleaning products and personal care items are available.

Monday meals are held at the church every Monday throughout the summer. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the free meal, open to all, is served at 5:30. p.m.

St. Ann’s Vacation Bible Camp will be held for children 4 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25-29. Cost for the week is $50. There are still a few openings left. Sign up at or stop at the church office to apply. The church is located at the corner of Windham Center Road and River Road.

School backpacks

Sign-ups for the Windham Food Pantry Back Pack Program will begin Tuesday, Aug. 2. The program provides backpacks and school supplies for K-8 students in need. Those interested can sign up at the pantry; no phone registrations will be taken. Bring proof of Windham residency. The last day to sign up will be Tuesday, Aug. 23. Donations for school supplies and backpacks will gladly be accepted at the pantry Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m..

Cancer Support Group

Join the Windham Cancer Support Group on Monday, July 25, at its monthly meeting, an informal meeting spent sharing experiences. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Windham Public Library. For more information, check out the group on Facebook.

Vacation Bible School

Giants will be the theme of Vacation Bible School at Northside Baptist Church, 41 Whites Bridge Road. The free sessions for children from 4 years old through sixth grade will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. July 25-27. To pre-register and for more information, call 653-8554 or go to

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. Menu includes beans, salads and casseroles, hot dogs, desserts and beverage for $8. Those under age 12 eat free. For more information, call 892-1306 or 892-7449.

Veterans’ Pavers are back

The Windham Veterans Association is making a limited number of granite pavers available between now and the end of September. On Memorial Day, 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 about the veteran with a maximum of 16 letters/spaces per line. Information may be 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, P.O. Box 1776, Windham, Maine 04062

Mushroom Walk

Windham Land Trust will host a Mushroom Walk on Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m., at Black Brook Preserve. Gretchen Voight will lead the two-hour event and will identify good and bad mushrooms as well as other interesting facts. The walk 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

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.

Reading Therapy Dogs

Meet Maggie, a reading therapy dog, and her friends, Rosie and Izzy. The purpose of reading therapy is “to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams.” Come meet the dogs on one of their visits to Windham Public Library. They’ll arrive on Monday, July 25, just after 10 a.m. and visit for about an hour. If your child would like to read to them, please call the Children’s Room at 892-1908 to set up a 15-minute appointment. Drop-ins are welcome, too. The dogs will be back on Aug. 8 and 29 and Sept. 12.

At the Library

• Monday, July 25, 10-11 a.m., Reading Therapy Dog visit; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Story Time and Take-Home Craft

• Tuesday, July 26, 10:5-10:35 a.m., Books and Babies, 1-2 p.m. Creative Writing Club with Jeanne Rhein; 1-3 p.m., Knitters ‘n More

• Wednesday, July 27, 1-2:50 p.m., Movie Time for Adults (The Choice), 1-4 p.m., Scavenger Hunt, 4-5 p.m.; Children’s Room Chapter-Book Discussion Group

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

For more info about any of these or other events at the library, contact the library (892-1908) or go to

Free history

Windham Historical Society offers its newsletter at Go to newsletter prompt and read about upcoming activities and programs.

Thank you

The Windham Food Pantry sends thanks to all who donated personal items for the month of June. The pantry will continue to need toilet paper and a few other items that also would be helpful: shampoo, deodorants, disposable razors, laundry detergent, dish detergent and any other cleaning supplies.

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