Library offers Valentine’s activities for kids, teens and adults
Springvale Public Library will offer Valentine’s Day themed programs this week at 443 Main St.
For kids, a Valentine “Take it, Create it” kit is available to pick up for ages 2 to 12.
The TAG Teen After School group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for ages 12 and older. Bring your favorite board game to play and look for a special Valentine’s craft. Snacks provided, masks required.
The adult craft of the month is a Valentine on canvas. Kits are available for pick up now. Lesley will be live on Facebook at 6 p.m. Thursday for tips and tricks. Kits are limited.

Take a snowshoe walk through Goodwin Forest
Great Works Regional Land Trust will offer a snowshoe walk through Goodwin Forest on Goodwin Road in Eliot from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
One of GWRLT’s newest preserves, this trail was extended across Shorey’s Brook last fall, doubling its length.
Space is limited to 25 people. To reserve a spot, call 646-3604, email info@gwrlt.org or go to gwrlt.org. All hikes are open to the public and free of charge to Land Trust members. A $5 donation per person or $10 donation per family is suggested for nonmembers.

Library updates child, teen programs
Wells Public Library will offer the following children’s programs this week at 1434 Post Road:
• Toddler Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and again at 1 p.m. Friday. Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to meet at the library for stories, songs, and movement, all followed by a craft.
• A “Teen Reacquaint with Paint” 
event will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Students in grades five and up are invited to come try a new technique with paint. This week it’s all about watercolor. Prepare to get messy and make something unique. All supplies are provided.
For more details, contact Meghan Osmolski at mosmolski@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Join lecture on history of Pleasant Mountain
Mike Davis of the Bridgton Historical Society will present the second of a two-part lecture on the history of Pleasant Mountain at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St.
The program is open to the public and donations are accepted. The snow date is Feb. 20.
For more details or to RSVP, call 647-3699.

Garden club hosts third winter horticulture session
Join the Camden Garden Club at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for the third installment of its five-part Winter Horticulture Series, presented online in partnership with the Camden Public Library.
Dave Jackson and Amy Rollins will present the free talk “A Virtual Walk Through Camden.”
Register at librarycamden.org. For more details, go to camdengardenclub.org.

Learn more about accessing eBooks and audiobooks
Camden Public Library technology specialist Henry Herbst will give a free online talk at 10 a.m. Thursday to help people gain a better understanding of how to use cloudLibrary to access eBooks and audiobooks from their phones, tablets, or computers.
Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to register and receive the Zoom link to attend.

Advanced beekeeping webinars start Thursday
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two advanced beekeeping webinars, beginning with “Honey Bee Diseases and Pests” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17.
The $50 fee includes the required textbook.
“Swarming and Swarm Management” will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 3 and 10. The fee is $35.
Advance registration is required.
Both courses will be taught by EAS-certified master beekeeper Erin MacGregor Forbes.
For more details or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 781-6099 or email rebecca.gray@maine.edu.

Scholarship fund fishing derby event returns
The Lovell Lions Club will hold the annual Norris Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund Fishing Derby from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Point Road at Pleasant Point.
A cash prize of $1,500 will be awarded for the biggest togue, caught from Kezar Lake only, with cash awards of $500 for second place, $300 for third, and $100 each for fourth and fifth place.
Ages 15 and younger will be award $100 for first place, $50 for second, and $20 for third place in the biggest “Any Fish” category.
There will be a Kids’ Casting Contest at 11:30 a.m. with prizes for all.
All participants must register at the registration table at the event unless purchased in advance. Registration is $25.
All registrants are eligible for door prizes. Door prizes and the raffle prize will be announced during the awards ceremony at 4 p.m. The raffle prize is a 6-by-10 foot Sno-pro fishing shack, estimated value $4,800. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and can be purchased at the Lovell Hardware Store on Main Street or by calling 928-9023.
Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.
Proceeds will provide four $1,000 scholarships for Fryeburg Academy seniors and also provide assistance to families in need for medical or other unforeseen expenses.
For more details, call Colin Micklon at 925-1075 or email colin@micktree.com, and John Bacchiocchi at 925-3045.

Business breakfast welcomes hotel general manager
Join the Mid-Maine Chamber for a business breakfast presentation with Front & Main/Lockwood Hotel general manager Jordan Rowan from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Best Western Plus, 375 Main St.
The presentation is titled “The Importance of Culture in the Workplace: Creating, maintaining, and capitalizing on a positive workplace culture to drive business objectives and bottom-line results.”
Cost is $20 for members who register in advance or $27 at the door for members and all others. Registration includes breakfast.
For more details, go midmainechamber.com or call 873-3315.

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