Harlem Superstars to play local team to raise funds

The Harlem Superstars comedy basketball team will play the South Portland All Stars, a team of local celebrities and faculty of South Portland schools, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beal Gymnasium at South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and they can be purchased online through and at Snap Fitness in South Portland.

The event will raise money for the South Portland High School class of 2019.

For more information, email [email protected]


Irish history in Maine, teen crafts at library

Wells Public Library will host the following free events at 1434 Post Road this week:

Professor, author and historian Michael Connolly will speak about Maine’s Irish history at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A teen craft event will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Stop by the library to try making paracord bracelets. Also known as survival bracelets, they use the same nylon cord that’s been used in parachutes since World War II. Suplies will be provided.

For more details, email [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.


Share historical objects, photos at society program

Freeport Historical Society will host an Ancestors in the Attic program and luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 45 Main St.

After a light buffet lunch, participants will describe a historical object or photograph they have brought along.

Donations are appreciated, and please RSVP by Wednesday at, call 865-3170 or email [email protected]


Wayfinder Schools invites families to its open house

Wayfinder Schools will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at 79 Washington St.

Come meet the students and staff and enjoy homemade soup, bread and St. Patrick’s treats.

Be sure to bring your business card for a chance to win the door prize. For more details, go to


Royal River Trust director to speak at meetinghouse

The New Gloucester Historical Society will host a talk on the Royal River at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road (Route 231), next to Town Hall.

Alan Stearns, director of the Royal River Trust, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


St. Patty’s country concert will feature Jerry Sander

Jerry Sander will perform at a St. Patty’s Country Music Concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Saco Grange No. 53 at 168 North St.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door, and there will be free refreshments and a 50/50 raffle.

For more details, call 831-5784 or email [email protected]


Textile Day at library will show, teach fiber arts

Scarborough Public Library will hold its annual Textile Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 48 Gorham Road.

The library will be filled with demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages presented by talented artisans from around Maine. Fiber techniques will include wool carding, spinning, weaving on looms, needle felting, bobbin lace and tatting, rug hooking and braiding, quilting, knitting and more.

Original works on display and sample project kits will be available for purchase. This event is free. For more details, go to


Historical Society presents program on town fort dig

The Windham Historical Society will present “Digging up Maine: Windham’s Province Fort” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Little Meeting House, 719 Roosevelt Trail, next to the Manchester School.

Leith Smith, lead archaeologist for Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will show artifacts and review the work at the town fort on River Road in the first settled area of the town. In the spring, MHPC will return for the final phase of the dig.

For more information on the free event, call Linda at 650-7484 or email [email protected]


Saturday’s Waban Telethon to benefit new autism wing

The 46th annual Waban Telethon will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Ignatius Gymnasium on Riverside Avenue.

Television coverage will be produced by Metrocast Cablevision (Channel 12) in conjunction with Time-Warner Cablevision (Maine channel 9 and New Hampshire channels 21 and 22).

This year, proceeds from the telethon will be directed to Waban’s capital campaign for the new Autism Therapy Wing, with a planned opening date in September.

Donations maybe made at 324-5344 or 877-544-4275, or at


Vernal equinox walk will seek signs of spring

Celebrate the vernal equinox on a Signs of Spring Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

Meet at the Wildlands South Gate on Route 1 (just south of the Route 176 intersection), and be prepared for mud. Binoculars and magnifying glasses are welcome. The walk will take place rain or shine.

For more details, call Jennifer at 356-7084 or email [email protected]