Bob Keyes will discuss his book “The Isolation Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana” via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Contributed / Sean Alonzo Harris

Former arts writer to speak on Robert Indiana

Bob Keyes’ new book explores the life of Robert Indiana, who created the iconic LOVE symbol. Contributed / Windham Public Library

Author and former Portland Press arts writer Bob Keyes will discuss his book, “The Isolation Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana,” about the reclusive millionaire artist from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Windham Public Library is hosting a Zoom presentation to gain insight into Indiana’s bizarre final days, their aftermath and the deceptive world that surrounded him. Indiana was the creator of the pop art LOVE image, where the letters L and O are stacked over the letters V and E, and the O is sideways. Call the library at 892-1908 ext. 5 for the Zoom link.

Support vets, eat beans

Windham Veterans Association and T-Mobile are hosting a bean supper at the Windham Veterans Center from 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Proceeds from the dinner will help with upkeep at the center, which is the home of the local VFW and American Legion posts.

This is the first collaboration between the Veterans Center and T-Mobile, with T-Mobile assisting with staffing and food items. The meal will feature a traditional variety of beans and side dishes. The cost is $8 at the door, with children under 12 dining for free. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and you can get your dinner to go if requested. The Veterans Center is behind the Windham Hannaford in North Windham. For more information, call 892-1169.

Skating under the stars

The Windham Parks & Recreation department is hosting its second S’mores and Skate Night of the season from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Donnabeth Lippman Park, 18 Chaffin Pond Road, North Windham. Parks & Rec provides the s’mores ingredients, the lights, the music and a campfire to keep you warm. The event is free, so all you need to bring is your family – and don’t forget your skates.

Cancer support meeting

The Windham Cancer Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Windham Public Library. The group meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month. Anyone suffering from cancer, their caregivers or those who may have lost a loved one to the disease are welcome to attend.

February vacation trip

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to join Windham Parks & Recreation for a fun-filled day of games, crafts and tubing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Feb. 25. The day starts off with gym games, crafts and outdoor play at Town Hall Park. After an early lunch provided by Little Caesars, the group will head to Seacoast Adventure for an afternoon of tubing. The cost is $50 per child and includes transportation, snow tubing and lunch. Space is limited, so be sure to register by Feb. 21 to ensure a seat on the bus. Masks are required during the bus trip, inside buildings at Seacoast Adventure and in Town Hall. For more information, contact Windham Parks & Recreation at 892-1905.

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