Lecture series continues Wednesday in Alfred

York County Senior College’s Winter 2017 Gary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series continues this month with a look at Maine as seen through poetry and the Franco-American experience.

Steve Cowperthwaite and Claire Hersom will share poetry that tells “The Maine Story” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. And, James Myall, former coordinator of USM’s Franco-American collection, will talk about the experience of the group in Maine from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The series concludes in March with Thornton Academy teacher Dan Frost sharing insight into “Climate Change in the Arctic Region” in the morning, and Monica Grabin “Singing Songs of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s” in the afternoon.

Morning lectures are followed by a lunch hour.

All winter lectures will be given at Denis Hall on the campus of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, 133 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred (off Route 202).

The fee for each day’s program is $20 for York County Senior College members, $25 for nonmembers, payable at the door by cash or check made payable to the Brothers of Christian Instruction, and includes a lunch of soup, an entrée and dessert, as well as coffee breaks.

In case of inclement weather, if Sanford schools cancel, so will Senior College. Call 282-4030 for reservations by the Monday before each lecture.


Library hosting programs for teenagers this week

Wells Public Library will host the following teen programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

A Teen Crafternoon will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Stop by the library to try out a new craft to make birdseed ornaments. Supplies will be provided. For more information, contact Jade Austin at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

A Bad Kitty Party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Get ready for some silliness and a special appearance by the guest of honor. For more details, call Allison Herman at 646-8181 or email [email protected]


Hospital offering course in infant, toddler CPR

Southern Maine Health Care will offer a Safe Baby – Infant Safety & Infant/Toddler CPR class from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 1 Medical Center Drive.

The noncertificate course is offered by the American Heart Association to family and friends, as well as basic home safety for parents. Cost is $20 per person and $35 per couple.

Preregistration is required by calling 283-7350.


Church’s coffeehouse hosting dinner, shows

Exit 244 and Channels of Blessing will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Holy Grounds Coffee House, the Church of the Holy Spirit, at 1047 Congress St.

A home-cooked meal, coffee, beverages and desserts will be served for a fee. There is no cover charge, but donations are appreciated.

Door opens at 6:30 p.m.


Pinewood Manor to host free session on diabetes

The Old Orchard Beach Rite Aid Pharmacy Team will offer a free informational session about diabetes and pre-diabetes at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pinewood Manor, 20 Manor St., off Temple Avenue. To reserve your spot, call Marcie at 934-2157, ext. 4.


Presentation on postcards to be held Thursday night

“New Gloucester Post Cards and the Stories They Tell” is the title of a program to be presented by Jerry Davis at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meeting House at 389 Intervale Road, Route 231. Refreshments will be served. The talk is free and open to the public.

For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.