Police Department hosts annual National Night Out

The Bridgton Police Department will participate in the 2022 National Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Bridgton Memorial School on Depot Street. Across the country, 16,000 communities will take part in the event, which aims to promote strong police-community partnerships and make local neighborhoods safer places to live. The town event features live music, food, games, K-9 demonstrations and other police-related activities. For more information, contact Grace Gendron at 647-8815 or [email protected]

Murals done in the style of Rufus Porter were often stamped with corn husks and other common objects. This mural is believed to have been painted by Porter, but he was known for not signing his murals, so confirming his work is difficult. Contributed

Paint like Rufus Porter

Back by popular demand, the Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity will offer a one-day class on learning to interpret landscape and paint like the famous muralist and inventor Rufus Porter. The class, hosted and taught by local artist Beth Cossey, will take place at the museum, 121 Main St., from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 9. No previous experience is necessary and the class fee includes all materials. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early online at rufusportermuseum.org.

Senior table tennis

After the success of last year, the Maine Senior Games Table Tennis Tournament returns to Bridgton Town Hall at 10 a.m. Aug. 14. Anyone at least 45 years old is eligible to play in the event in singles, doubles or mixed doubles categories. Interested players can find more information and apply online or print out a paper form at maine.fusesport.com/registration/1651/. Players are required to wear sneakers. The entry fee includes a free T-shirt. Paddles and balls are available for those who need them. Anyone who wants to brush up on their skills or even just play some ping-pong for fun can play from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays at Town Hall, which is considered one of the best table tennis facilities in Maine.

Recycling art contest

The recycling company ecomaine is looking for artists to submit designs to be painted on its “silver bullet” recycling containers. Individuals, community groups, or schools are invited to create images related to sustainability and reducing, reusing and recycling trash. The painted containers will be shipped around Maine and New Hampshire to collect community recycling. Anyone living or working in one of ecomaine’s member communities, including Bridgton, is eligible to enter the contest. Winners will receive a $500 stipend and be reimbursed up to $500 for supplies. Designs must be submitted on templates provided by ecomaine and be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 23. Further information, templates and examples of previous winners can be found at ecomaine.org.

Perri Black can be reached at [email protected]

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