Yoga story time, story walk in Scarborough

The Scarborough Public Library will host a special yoga story time featuring the book, “Good Morning Yoga,” by Mariam Gates, on Thursday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn some yoga stretches and poses.

Now through Saturday, July 30, the Scarborough Public Library is hosting a story walk on its grounds featuring “The Secret Pool.” The book explores the seasonal cycles of a vernal pool and its inhabitants.

See or call 883-4723 for more information.

Another Hobbs joins family business

Randall B. Hobbs, grandson of founders Frank Hobbs Sr. and Elizabeth Hobbs, has joined the staff of the Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland and Scarboroug, as a full-time licensed funeral director. His father, Jeffrey Hobbs, is president and owner. Jeffrey Inman, another licensed funeral director there, is also a grandson of the founders.

Randall Hobbs recently passed both his state of Maine boards and the national certification examinations required to become a funeral director. He also completed a practicum exam and has served as an apprentice at the funeral home. He completed his degree in funeral service at Mount Ida College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University, where he was graduated magna cum laude. A graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School, Hobbs was an honors student and earned his Eagle Scout rank.

He lives in South Portland.

Two programs at Audubon

On Saturday, July 30, the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is offering two special programs – a sharp-tailed sparrow workshop and field trip at 8 a.m. and its annual plant and insect survey at 9 a.m.

Maine Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox will unravel the complexities of sharp-tailed sparrow identification and then lead a a field trip along the Eastern Trail. The cost is $10 for members and $13 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 883-5100 or email [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

For the plant and insect survey, the center will need volunteers to become Audubon citizen scientists for a day. They will survey the marsh for many different types of plants and insects, including butterflies and dragonflies.

A training session is offered and participants can choose to search for plants or insects. After the surveys the two groups will reconvene and discuss their results. The data collected serves as an indicator of the health of the marsh. Advance registration is not required, but would be appreciated.

Thomas library host three programs

The Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth is holding an online security workshop on Friday, July 29, at 3 p.m. Library technology specialist Steve Gibbon will provide an informational session about smart computer practices and security software.

The library will host a pollinator garden workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. The workshop will provide information to participants on how to attract beneficial pollinating birds, butterflies and insects to their gardens. Katelyn Buttler, an environmental educator from the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, will lead the all-ages workshop. There will also be children’s activities available.

The Ladies of the Lake will perform a Celtic music concert  at library from 6:30-8 p.m., on Saturday, July 30. The Ladies of the Lake trio specializes in Celtic tunes.

For more information on library programs, see or call 799-1720.

Bean supper at Blue Point church

The Blue Point Congregational Church on Pine Point Road in Scarborough will hold a bean supper on Saturday, July 30, from 4:30-6 p.m.  The menu includes two kinds of beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children.

Food pantry plans benefit barbecue

The South Portland Food Cupboard is hosting a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, from 5:45-7:30 p.m., at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough. The menu includes pulled pork, chicken, ribs, burgers, hot dogs, salads and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids or $28 for a family. See for more information on the organization and its mission.

 Marsh fundraiser

Romeos Pizza in Scarborough will donate a portion of its sales on Monday, Aug. 1, from 4-9 p.m., to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. The benefit applies to both takeout or eat-in meals and includes a variety of door prizes. See for an online menu.

Learn how to identify the elusive sharp-tailed sparrow with a workshop and field trip at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on July 30.

The Ladies of the Lake will be in concert at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth on July 30.

Eat pizza, benefit the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center with fundraiser at Romoes Pizza on Aug. 1.

Families are invited to enjoy “The Secret Pool” story walk at the Scarborough Public Library, which will be up through July 30.

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