Scarborough school

survey available

Julie Kukenberger, the new superintendent of schools in Scarborough, is seeking input from the community regarding their thoughts on the schools. The purpose of the online survey is to gather input with a focus on identifying potential areas for change, as well as giving everyone an opportunity to have their voices heard.

The survey asks questions such as: What’s great about the schools, what are some key issues facing the schools, suggestions for improved communications, how to ensure decision­ making is clear and transparent, how to better address the needs of students and suggestions for new programs or activities.

Find the survey at www.scarboroughschools.org.

Library hosting

life-story lessons

Maine writer, storyteller and personal historian Eddie Adelman will present a special program, “Tell Your Life Story,”  Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m., at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Participants will learn how to document their own life stories. The presentation will feature a mixture of readings, music, instruction, inspiration and humor. Adelman will offer tips and instruction on memoir writing and oral histories. For more information, see www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org or call 799-1720.

Audubon Center offers

night sky, bat programs

This month the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is offering several special programs including the following:

• Exploring the Night Sky, with astronomer Bernie Reim, Friday, Aug 5, at 8:30 p.m.  View the stars and planets while enjoying the sights and sounds of the salt marsh in the evening. The cost is $6 for member and $8 for non-members.

• Beautiful Benefical Bats, on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m., for kids 5 and up. Learn more about the mysterious nighttime fliers, bats, who maneuver through the night sky using echolocation, ultrasonic vibrations and excellent sight. This program, a part of the Children’s Nature Series, is designed and led by trained naturalists. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required for the night sky program. Call 883-­5100 or email [email protected] to sign up. See www.maineaudubon.org/find­us/scarborough­marsh for more information about the Audubon center.

Genealogical society meets

The Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 29 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth. Refreshments and social time begins at 12:30 p.m.. On Aug. 6, Bob Greene, a Maine journalist and historian, will present “Three Families of Yarmouth,” combining his love of music and genealogy. Call 409-6205 for more information.

Summer reading

finale in Scarborough

The Scarborough Public Library is holding its annual summer reading finale party from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The event includes the awarding of certificates of completion and a free book, as well as an ice cream social and the chance to win prizes. Reading logs must be turned in by Saturday, Aug. 6. See www.scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 for more information.

Two chosen for

education foundation

The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation has selected Cape Elizabeth High School incoming senior Lily Mackenzie and incoming junior Grace Roberts as this year’s Gail Rice Scholars. They will represent the viewpoint of students on the education foundation’s grants committee.

Learn to tell your life story with Maine storyteller and author Eddie Adelman.

Explore the night sky with a special program at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Aug. 5.

The summer reading finale at the Scarborough Public Library includes an ice cream social.


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