Museum offers dinner and show for Valentine’s Day
To celebrate its “Year of Stories,” the Brick Store Museum will offer special program and take-out dinner for Valentine’s Day Weekend.
“Dear Sarah,” a play that uses the romantic letters written by Captain Charles Barry to his wife, Sarah, between 1846 and 1850, will premiere virtually on Saturday.
The Museum’s original two-person play, “Dear Sarah,” was created using archival letters written between 1846 and 1850 by Charles and Sarah Barry, a married couple in Kennebunk. As a ship captain, Charles was often away at sea, and wrote letters back to his wife at home.
Ticket costs for the play only are $5 per person and ticketholders will receive a video link via email. Participants also have the option to sign up for a take-out catered Valentine’s meal; and/or a package treat. Take-out catered dinners include a choice of Beef Wellington, butternut squash ravioli, or chicken Marsala. Dinners must be reserved by Wednesday. They are $30 for members and $35 for all others.
Tickets and packages can be reserved on


Bike coalition offering biweekly webinars
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will offer a new biweekly interactive webinar series for cyclists, featuring a one-hour installment every other week, with topics ranging from bike safety and seasonal riding tips to mechanics courses and bike-packing trips.
The first session, “Biking After Dark: Winter Edition” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, covering some basic bike/pedestrian safety education while elaborating on lights and reflective materials, clothing, must-have equipment, selecting routes, and maintaining your steed in the snow and sleet.
Additional sessions will include ” Safe Cycling: the Do’s, the Don’ts, and the Downright Dangerous” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and “No Cyclist Left Behind: Hot Tips on Forming or Finding Chill Rides,” at 7 p.m. March 10.
These courses are free and there’s no cap on the number of spots available to attendees, but you must RSVP ahead of time in order to receive the webinar link. Registrations for the first three webinars are now open, and we will continue to update our event calendar as more webinars are added and registrations become available.
To register, go to
Suggestions for future webinar topics may be emailed to [email protected]

Little League looking for spring players
Portland Little League is now officially open and accepting registrations for the 2021 spring season.
Portland residents can register their children for baseball, softball and t-ball by visiting the Portland Little League website:
For more details, contact Portland Little League vice president and communications director Brian Demoree at 653-8928.


Play takes a look a memory, love and aging
Freeport Players will present an online performance of “Three Moments in Time: Valentine for Older Married Couples,” by Jerry Walker.
The show will be available at from Feb. 10-28. Donations are gratefully accepted.
The performance features a poignant and funny look at memory and aging as told through the lives of Helen and Henry, who are growing older and can’t hear or remember things the way they used to. Despite those things, they still love and encourage each other.
The play is directed by Penny Davis-Dublin and includes cast members Kathleen Leopold, Peter Allen, Paula Haney Johnson, Harley Marshall, Muriel Kenderdine, and Jerry Walker.
Contact email is [email protected]


Chats with Champions series welcomes producer, author
Skidompha Library will host an online talk with acclaimed TV producer and author John Marshall at 10 a.m. Thursday as part of its Chats with Champions series.
Marshall is a nine-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and creator of the popular Instagram page Sunset Selfies. His artwork has been featured in publications worldwide from Rolling Stone Brazil and The Times of India to The Kelly Clarkson Show. Marshall is the author of the critically acclaimed Random House memoir “Wide-Open World.” Signed copies of that book are available at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop.
To attend the chat via Zoom, go to for an emailed link prior to the event.
For more details, call the library at 563-5513.


Attend lecture about foraging and food accessibility 
Central Maine Growth Council will host the virtual Tech Talk “Forager: Changing the Way we Source our Food” from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
Forager CEO and founder David Stone will talk about his mission to make local food accessible by leveraging digital technology to simplify local food procurement and expand access to fresh, nutritious food for all. To register and get a link online, go to

Chamber of Commerce breakfast hosts local attorney
The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce February breakfast will be held from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday in the Colby/Coburn Room at the Best Western Plus, at 375 Main St.
Peter Lowe, a partner of Brann & Isaacson Attorneys, will be the guest speaker, covering topics including new workplace laws, best practices for workplace safety and compliance, legal issues surrounding remote telework and key policies and practices for employers. He advises clients on labor and employment law and education law and serves as employment counsel for numerous employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean.
The cost to attend is $20 for members, $27 for non-members and includes breakfast with a reservation. All CDC regulations and guidelines are followed.
To register, email [email protected] or call 873-3315.

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