Library holds film screening, book signing, art reception

Carrabassett Valley Public Library will offer the following programs this week, all beginning at 4:30 p.m., at 3209 Carrabassett Dr. No. 3.

On Wednesday there will be a screening of the film “Defoe’s Way.”

Also on Wednesday, the library will offer a book signing with John and Cynthia Orcutt, authors of “Enduring Heights.”

On Saturday there will be an artist reception for the opening of the Joe Gambino art exhibition at the Begain Family Community Room. Wine and cheese will be served.

For details, call 237-3535.


Presidents Day event a tribute to Washington

Cabin Fever Reliever Living History Day will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Presidents Day 1870-style. The event takes place at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road.

The event will include horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice-cutting demonstrations, craft activities, a one-room schoolhouse, mansion tours and interpreters in period clothing.

Interpreters Shelly Cox and Jeanette MacDonald, portraying the Washburns’ 19th-century neighbors, will bake a version of Martha Washington’s cake and pay tribute to Washington with poems and songs at 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m.

Hot chocolate will be available in the farmers’ cottage.

Admission is $10 adults, $6 for ages 12 and under. Norlands members receive a 20 percent discount on admission.

For details, call 897-4366 or got to


‘Fishing Alaska on a Budget’ talk features Maine guide

The Sebago chapter of Trout Unlimited will feature the talk “Fishing Alaska on a Budget” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road.

Registered Maine Guide and longtime Sebago member Dan Bonville will give the talk. He has fished throughout Alaska and will share what he has learned.

Sebago Trout Unlimited meetings are free and open to the public. For more details, email [email protected]


Come for the garden talk, stay for the bluebird houses

Osewantha Garden Club members will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road.

Following a business meeting, honorary member Bob Oliver will help members build bluebird houses.


Children’s ice fishing derby offers free traps, lessons

The Range Pond State Park children’s ice fishing derby will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 26 State Park Road.

The contest is open to all ages, with a $1.50 fee for ages 13 to 64, and free for all others. Ice fishing traps will be given to the first 500 registered children, ages 12 and younger, who arrive before 10 a.m. and to the first 100 Special Olympics entrants, compliments of Kittery Trading Post.

Door prizes, raffles and free pointers on ice fishing are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Water district employees offer 3-mile snowshoe trek

Portland Water District staff will offer an educational snowshoe trek through a portion of the Sebago Lake Land Reserve and right onto Sebago Lake, safe ice conditions permitting, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The roughly 3-mile trek is moderate, dependent upon new snowfall, and features gradual gentle inclines. Participants should bring their own gear. Limited pairs of snowshoes are available upon request.

This event is subject to weather conditions. Register by Thursday at or call 774-5961, ext. 3320.

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