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Enjoy a family discovery walk at Scarborough's Fuller Farm on Oct. 1.

Library offers lessons on digital resources
The Scarborough Public Library is offering a crash course to introduce patrons to the variety of digital resources offered at the library. The course will be offered twice, once on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m., and again on Friday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Computers will be available, but attendees are also welcome to bring their own laptops or mobile devices. Space is limited so pre-registration is suggested. Call 883-4723, ext. 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org to sign up.

St. Nick’s church holds harvest fest

On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Scarborough will host its second annual Harvest Festival. This event, which is free and open to the public, celebrates the end of the growing season for the Scarborough Community Garden, which provides free fresh vegetables to local food pantries. The event features food, crafts, apples and more. In addition, the State Street Traditional Jazz Band will be on hand from noon-1 p.m. Call 883-9437 or email tfoster@maine.edu for more information.

Land trust holds Fuller Farm walk

The Scarborough Land Trust will hold a family discovery walk on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1:30-3 p.m., at Fuller Farm, off Broadturn Road. This nature walk and scavenger hunt will be led by wildlife biologist Andrew Johnson. This event is free and for all ages. Call 289-1199 or see www.scarboroughlandtrust.org for more information.

New bean supper offered

The Scarborough Free Baptist Church if offering a new bean supper series this fall. The first supper will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4-6 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The menu includes Wally White’s famous baked beans, two kinds of hot dogs, cole slaw, chop suey, biscuits and dessert. The church is located at 55 Mussey Road. Call 423-5851 or 776-1914 for more information.

Tri by the Sea coming Oct. 2

The Tri by the Sea, Maine’s first youth triathlon will take place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The event kicks off at Cape Elizabeth High School and includes swimming, running and biking contests. Kids 7 to 10 years old will 75 yards, bike 2 miles and run 800 yards. Those 11- 15 will swim 175 yards, bike 6 miles and run 1 mile. The cost is $40 for residents and $44 for nonresidents. Register online at www.capecommunityservices.org or call 799-2868.

Comedy show aids education foundation

Laugh for Education, a fundraiser for the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation, featuring Maine comedian Bob Marley, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 each. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. The event is not suitable for young children. All proceeds will benefit the education foundation, which offers grants twice a year to foster creativity and innovation in Cape schools.

Hospice group seeks volunteers

VNA Home Health Hospice, headquartered in South Portland, is holding a series of upcoming training sessions for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The next set of training sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Call Beth Simmons, at 400-8852 to sign up or for more information.

Enjoy a family discovery walk at Scarborough’s Fuller Farm on Oct. 1.

Comedian Bob Marley will headline a fundraiser for the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation on Oct. 6.

Take part in the Bug Light 5K to support the South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society.

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