High school art contest offers $1,000 scholarship

Liberty Graphics, an environmentally conscious T-shirt printer, is accepting art submissions for its 21st annual $1,000 art scholarship contest.

Maine high school seniors may submit original works that reflect the contest theme “Art and our Natural Environment.”

Entries must be traditional two-dimensional media, with each student allowed to submit more than one piece of work. Photography, sculpture and computer-generated work will not be considered.

Entry forms are available through high school art teachers or by visiting the About Liberty Graphics page at The deadline for submissions is March 19.

The winner will be announced in early April.

For more details, email [email protected]


Historical society holds Saturday open house

The New Gloucester Historical Society Archives will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 389 Intervale Road, next to Town Hall.

Many topics can be researched.


Parents, toddlers, teens, Lego lovers called to library

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

Mother Goose Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday for children 2 years old and younger and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers, offering stories, songs and movement, followed by a craft.

A teen game tournament will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, offering everything from retro board games to Wii marathons.

Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday to build master creations with Legos and solve Rubik’s cubes.

For adults, there will be AARP Tax-Aide assistance from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the library each Tuesday until April 10 to answer questions and help with electronically filing taxes.

For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.


Youths, parents invited to Boy Scout open house

Boy Scout Troop 1 of Portland will host an open house and sign-up night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave.

The event will feature fun outdoor-skills stations and more information on becoming a Scout.

For more details, call Matt Wickenheiser at 662-6679 or 751-1441.


Get your Girl Scout cookie fix at flea market, bake sale

A flea market and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lovell United Church of Christ, Route 5.

The event will feature antiques, furniture, Girl Scout cookies and luncheon items such as soup and sandwiches. Table rentals are available by calling 925-3661.


Event will answer parents’ questions on kindergarten

Scarborough Primary Schools will hold a kindergarten information night at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wentworth School cafeteria, 20 Quentin Drive.

The event is for parents and guardians of children who will turn 5 on or before Oct. 15.

Registration packets will be available.

For more information, call Blue Point School at 730-5300, Eight Corners at 730-5200 and Pleasant Hill at 730-5250.


Library showcases work from Kennebunk, Arundel

Kennebunk Free Library has announced its March exhibit, featuring the artwork of students from The New School in Kennebunk and The School Around Us in Arundel.

The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

All are invited to attend an artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on March 5.

The library is located at 112 Main St.


Kindergarten registration offered through March

The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District will offer registration for kindergarten and begindergarten, the year preceding kindergarten, through March, with a parent information night from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 22 at the Wells Elementary School cafeteria.

Parents of children who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15 may enroll them at

Completed forms can be dropped off at the Wells Elementary office, 276 Sanford Road, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details, call 646-5953.

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