Current Community Calendar – 3/07

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Thursday, March 7

Tax preparation help, each Thursday, 3:45-6:40 p.m. by appointment, Scarborough Public Library. 883-4723, option 2.

Lenten supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Saint Anne’s Catholic Church, 299 Main St., Gorham. Fresh haddock (or cheese pizza), mashed potatoes, peas, homemade cole slaw, roll, drinks and dessert. $9, $5.

Saturday, March 9

Passport Day event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Scarborough Community Services, Scarborough Municipal Building, 259 Route 1, to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. 1-877-487-2778.

A Day in the Life of a Plant Based Eater, with Kirsten Scarceilli, certified holistic health coach, AADP, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Enjoy plant-based meals for every meal. Scarceilli will be preparing some dishes that are easy to make and provide many healing benefits. Open to all. Free. 774-2200.

Adoptable dogs at the Maine Mall, the Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption Team, Staff and Volunteers will be at The Maine Mall in South Portland with adoptable dogs and cats from 2-5 p.m. for the Rescues on the Runway Adoption Event. Visit with the Portland Red Claws and many animal rescue groups. For more information, call Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244 (www.animalwelfaresociety.org) or mainemall.com/events.

Duo Wessels & Wilsbach present traditional Irish music, 7-8:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library. Free. 767-7660 or www.southportlandlibrary.com.

Sunday, March 10

“Murders They Wrote” author series, at 2 p.m. at the Scarborough Public Library. A panel of three female crime writers from the New England organization Sisters in Crime will discuss their experiences as writers and their latest novels.

Monday, March 11

“The Good, the Bad, and the Merciful,” 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough. To sign up for this presentation, contact Judi Logue, 883-0334 or Judi.Logue@portlanddiocese.org, or signup online at www.saintmax.com and wait for the picture on the home page for “The Good, The Bad, and the Merciful” and click on it to get to the page for signing up. Open to everyone at no cost.

Tuesday, March 12

Special City Council election, District One seat, voting open to all residents, polls open 7 a.m.-8 p.m., South Portland Community Center.

Book talk, Portland author Kieran Shields discusses his newest mystery “A Study in Revenge,” 6:30-8 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. 767-7660 or www.southportlandlibrary.com.

Wednesday, March 13

VFW meal, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland. Roasted chicken breast, baked potato and dessert, $6.

Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth meeting, every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., at the Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth. Following a buffet dinner, the club conducts a brief business meeting with time always reserved for a weekly guest speaker. Topics are diverse but are always timely and provocative. www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=3770.

Independent Transportation Network Info Session, with Bob Dunfey, executive director of ITNPortland, 6-7 p.m., at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. ITNPortland is a nonprofit which provides rides with dignity for seniors 65 and older as well as for the visually impaired, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for any purpose within 15 miles of Portland. ITNPortland uses private cars and charge affordable fees. 774-2200.

Senior meal, noon, Saint Anne’s Catholic Church, 299 Main St., Gorham. Home-cooked meal, $3.50.

Thursday, March 14

Tax preparation help, each Thursday, 3:45-6:40 p.m. by appointment, Scarborough Public Library. 883-4723, option 2.

Saturday, March 16

Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Scarborough. Baked pea and kidney beans, vegetarian beans, red and brownhot dogs, American chop suey, cole slaw, gelatin salads, rolls, brown bread and pies. $8, $3.

Sunday, March 17

Weekly winter farmers market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, at Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market, Scarborough.

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Planning Office, on the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. For information, email farmers market@alewivesbrookfarm.com.

Tuesday, March 19

Cape Elizabeth High School one-act play “Dead Man Walking,” 7 p.m., at Cape Elizabeth High School auditorium, 345 Ocean House Road. $5. 799-3309 or rmullen@capeelizabethschools.org.

Wednesday, March 20

Spring Senior Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the St. Max Hall in Scarborough. Celebrate the first day of spring with information about senior activities, communities, health care, education, products and services. There will be 40 booths, a little cafe, antique assessments, 12 speakers in two speaking rooms, plus several experience rooms (art therapy, music therapy, balance and rehab, animal therapy and a portrait studio) and a stage area room. The stage will feature a senior tap dance demo, exercise demo, and several musical talents. Hosted by Maine Senior Guide and Beach Glass Transitions. www.maineseniorguide.com or 232-7847.

Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth meeting, every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., at the Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth. Following a buffet dinner, the club conducts a brief business meeting with time always reserved for a weekly guest speaker. Topics are diverse but are always timely and provocative. www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=3770.

Cape Elizabeth High School one-act play “Dead Man Walking,” 7 p.m., at Cape Elizabeth High School auditorium, 345 Ocean House Road. $5. 799-3309 or rmullen@capeelizabethschools.org.

Thursday, March 21

Tax preparation help, each Thursday, 3:45-6:40 p.m. by appointment, Scarborough Public Library. 883-4723, option 2.

Tuesday, March 26

Stress management, with Dr. Christine Maguire, 6-7:30 p.m., at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Discover the three secrets that determine our ability to handle stress and learn to make the most of efforts to achieve balance and optimal health. 774-2200.

Wednesday, March 27

Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth meeting, every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., at the Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth. Following a buffet dinner, the club conducts a brief business meeting with time always reserved for a weekly guest speaker. Topics are diverse but are always timely and provocative. www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=3770.

Medical marijuana info session, with Becky DeKeuster, executive director of the Wellness Connection of Maine, 6-7:30 p.m., at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. This talk is designed to answer any questions you may have about medical marijuana, including who qualifies, hot to get started, variety of strains, various methods of consumption, side effects and recent changes in the laws surrounding it. 774-2200.

Thursdsay, March 28

Tax preparation help, each Thursday, 3:45-6:40 p.m. by appointment, Scarborough Public Library. 883-4723, option 2.

Saturday, March 30

Paddle sport safety seminar, 6-9:30 p.m., at Town Center Station, 2 Jordan Way, in Cape Elizabeth. The event will cover planning strategies for safety and self rescue. There will also be select vendors demonstrating examples of proper and appropriate gear and clothing. The evening will conclude with in-the-water demonstrations of self and assisted-rescue techniques which will be held at Richards Community Pool. cottrell.jacqueline@gmail.com.

The Great Carbohydrate Debate with Joan Lavery-McLaughlin, RD, CSO, LD of Mercy Hospital, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. This class will attempt to clear up the confusion surrounding the use of carbs using the science behind good carbs versus bad carbs, as well as the pros and cons of low carb diets.

Sunday, March 31

Weekly winter farmers market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, at Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market, Scarborough.

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Planning Office, on the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. For information, email farmers market@alewivesbrookfarm.com.

To be included in the calendar, send event information 10 days in advance to cumberlandcounty@keepmecurrent.com.

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