Community events

Electric banjo player Peter Mezoian will be in concert at the South Portland Public Library on Nov. 12.

Art auction benefits

Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health, a nonprofit based in South Portland, is holding an Art Extravaganza auction from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Cumberland Club, located at 116 High St. in downtown Portland. All proceeds will go toward buying medical equipment and supplies to send to areas in crisis around the world. See for more information about the organization and its mission.

Church organ

fundraising concert

The Blue Point Congregational Church in Scarborough will hold a fundraising concert featuring The Downeasters barbershop quartet on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Save our Organ campaign, which seeks to restore the church’s historic Austin organ. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Electric banjo
player at library

The South Portland Public Library will host its next After Hours concert on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., with Peter Mezoian, who plays the electric banjo. Mezoian’s repertoire includes tunes from the 1920s jazz age to the rock ‘n’ roll of the 1960s. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. See or call 767-7660 for more information.

Scarborough schools
hold Turkey Trot

The annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the schools, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14 and 15. The entry fee is $1 and students in grades 3-6 are encouraged to participate.

The girls will run on Monday at 3:15 p.m. and the boys will run on Tuesday at the same time. The 1-mile event will be held on the outdoor track at the high school and medals will be awarded.

See the school department website or call Wentworth School at 730-4600, or the middle school at 730-4800, for more information.

Wentworth hosts

family literacy night

The Wentworth School in Scarborough will host a Family Literacy Night event on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Parents and students are invited to attend an  evening of fun activities and learning. For more information or to volunteer, email

Land trust sets

annual meeting

The South Portland Land Trust will hold its annual meeting, 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Fore River Brewing Co., located at 45 Huntress Ave. The keynote speaker will be Mayor Tom Blake, who is also a member of the land trust. He will present a talk, “Hidden Jewels of South Portland.”

In addition, the land trust will also hold elections for incoming board members and officers. This event is free and open to the public, however attendees are asked to RSVP to

Library launches

conference series

Asylum seeker. Refugee. Immigrant. These terms are used interchangeably, but their meaning carries important distinctions. Learn more when the Scarborough Public Library launches this year’s Camden Conference series, entitled “Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis,” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Susan Roche, executive director for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, will discuss the differences between the asylum and refugee process, the challenges immigrants face when arriving in the U.S. and the role of advocacy project, which is Maine’s only statewide nonprofit legal aid agency dedicated to providing information, advocacy, and legal support to immigrants.

See or call 883-4723 for more information.

Gun club collects toys

The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club is the official distribution center for the Toys for Tots campaign in Cape Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Drop off new, unused toys at the club on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m., from Nov 15-Dec 15. Call Richard at 885-9546 for more information or to arrange a different drop-off time.

Kiwanis Club poinsettia sale

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club is now taking orders for red or white poinsettias, offered in foiled-wrap pots in two sizes. All plants ordered will be hand delivered to a home or office and all proceeds benefit programs for children. The cost is $16 for a 6.5-inch pot or $23 for a 7.5-inch pot with two plants.

The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 23. Call Sherry at 883-2775 to place your order or for more information. Order forms also available at various locations around town.

Electric banjo player Peter Mezoian will be in concert at the South Portland Public Library on Nov. 12.

The South Portland Land Trust will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club is now taking orders for holiday poinsettias.