Library hosts teen craft day, discussion with Rep. Foley

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

Teen Craft Day, featuring a session on “Cd Shard Art” at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Teens will make unique art using pieces of broken CDs and DVDs.

 Rep. Bob Foley, R-Wells, will answer questions from constituents at 6 p.m. Thursday.

 An Ogunquit Museum of American Art site visit will be held at noon Friday. The outing explores the exhibit featured in the library’s Lunch and Learn, “Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914-1918.” Register at 646-8181.


Open house fare includes apple crisp, warm cider

Wayfinder Schools will host a fall open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Camden campus at 79 Washington St.

Attendees can enjoy homemade apple crisp, warm apple cider and other fall treats. There will be program updates from staff and a chance to meet Passages students and recent grads. Attendees may enter to win the door prize. This is a family-friendly event. For more information, visit www.wayfinderschools.org.


Methodist church holds annual rummage sale

The annual rummage sale of the Cressey Road United Methodist Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, at 81 Cressey Road.

The two-day event will feature holiday decorations, furniture, sports equipment, household items, toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, jewelry, clothing, tools and more.

For more details, call 839-3111.


Eight churches join to offer day of health care services

Eight area churches will partner to host the fifth annual Communities Care Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the North Parish UCC Church, at 895 Main St.

The event will include breakfast and lunch, free blood pressure screenings, dental checkups and eye exams, with Snip & Tone providing free haircuts and foot care. Flu shots will be available by Rite Aid, and attendees are encouraged to bring their insurance cards. Some basic necessities will be offered for free, including 9-volt batteries for smoke detectors, blankets, winter coats, sheets, towels, underwear, socks and diapers.

Child care, including crafts and a take-home book, will be provided so parents may take advantage of presentations provided by Partners for a Healthier Community, Hospice of Southern Maine, York County Community Action, the Center for Grieving Children, KIDSPeace, Pathways, Recovery Programs and others.

This day is sponsored by the Acton, Alfred and North Parish UCC churches, Crossroads Methodist Church, Evergreen Covenant Church, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, St. Therese Catholic Church and St. George’s Episcopal Church.

For more details, call the Rev. Susan Murphy at 523-9946.


Workshop offers tips on handling acorns

A “Processing Acorns into Flour” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Koviashuvik Local Living School at 71 Lake Drive.

Chris and Ashirah Knapp will teach participants how to harvest, dry, shell, leach, grind and bake with acorns, which can not be eaten without leaching, a process of removing tannins. The session includes baking acorn treats and sharing recipes.

The cost is $75, including lunch. To register, call 778-0318.


Therapeutic riding center holds barbecue, auction

Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center will host its 10th annual “Triple B: Boots, Band and BBQ” from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 14 Lilac Drive.

“Cheers for 10 years” will celebrate Triple B’s decade of raising awareness and funds for riders, horses and programs.

Organizers hope to raise $215,000 to reach s $1 million goal. The evening will feature a barbecue, auction, live music, dancing, raffle, photo booth, boot contests and door prizes.

Tickets are $50 and are available by calling 892-2813, ext. 21, or at rtt2017tripleb.eventbrite.com or by emailing [email protected]

Community can drop off electronics for recycling

The Windham Hill United Church of Christ will sponsor a benefit electronic-recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall, off Route 302, next to Friendly’s.

Community members are invited to bring televisions, computers, printers, telephones, VCRs, DVDs, audio equipment, stereo systems and other electronics. Household appliances aren’t accepted.

All monetary donations will be used to cover the cost of organizing the event and to support local missions for the community.

For more details, call Phyllis at 232-8291 or Judy at 653-5989.


Caring Unlimited events sound alarm on violence

Caring Unlimited will host several events this month to raise awareness of domestic violence.

The 25th annual lobster bake and all-you-can-eat barbecue fundraiser will be held Monday from noon to 4 p.m. at Federal Jack’s Brewpub. The cost is $20 for lobster or $15 for barbecue fare. Children eat for $7.

The evening includes entertainment, live music, a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win $100 in scratch tickets.

On Oct. 14, photographer Christine Anuszewski will offer a family-portrait small workshop at Mother’s Beach, and Caring Unlimited will host the fifth annual Survivor Stories Project at Engine Gallery on Main Street in Biddeford on Oct. 19.

For a complete list of events, times and details, go to www.caring-unlimited.org.

Lecture focuses on 1947 fires that ravaged Maine towns

The Brick Store Museum will present “The Fire of ’47: A 70th Anniversary Retrospective” by Kennebunk Town Historian Stephen Spofford at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Town Hall Auditorium.

The lecture will explore the collection of more than 200 fires that burned from Oct. 13-27 in 1947, consuming 250,000 acres of Maine forest and wiping out nine entire towns from Bar Harbor, which was nearly destroyed, to Kennebunkport and Goose Rocks Beach.

Spofford will give an hourlong presentation on the fire’s timeline and path of destruction. Photographs, artifacts, oral histories and home movies will be included in the presentation, all from the Brick Store Museum’s collection.

The book “Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned,” by Maine historian Joyce Butler, also will be for sale.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under age 18.

Learn more about the exhibition and the upcoming public program by visiting www.brickstoremuseum.org or by calling 985-4802.