Gorham Notes

The Gorham Histrorical Society archives at 28 School St. will be open 11 a.m-2 p.m. on Thursdays beginning April 27.

The Gorham Histrorical Society archives at 28 School St. will be open 11 a.m-2 p.m. on Thursdays beginning April 27.

Gorham archives to open

Gorham Historical Society will open its archives at 28 School St. for the season on Thursday, April 27. It will be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursdays each week.

David McCullough, society vice president of special projects, will speak when the group meets at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at Gorham House, 50 New Portland Road.

For more information about the society or to contribute ideas, contact Suzie Phillips, society president, at 892-9847 or email suziephillips@gmail.com.

Lawrence North Gorham speaker

Mary Lawrence will speak when the local author series continues at North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.

The event is free and open to the public.

Lawrence is author of the “Bianca Goddard Mysteries” featuring the daughter of an infamous alchemist.

“Set in Tudor London during the final years of Henry VIII’s reign, the series follows Bianca in her pursuit of science to create medicines to help the sick,” the library said in a press release.

Lawrence’s third book, “Death at St. Vedast,” was released in January.

For more information, call Jennifer Plummer, library coordinator, at 892-2575.

Triad to meet

The Gorham/Westbrook/Windham Triad will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 21, at 22 Foster St. in Westbrook.

Angela D’Amours of The Cedars will speak about healthy eating.

Triad is a collaboration of law enforcement officers, advocates and businesses working for the safety and well-being of senior citizens.

Police in Sea Dogs ceremony

The Gorham Police Department honor guard will be featured in a ceremony at the Portland Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field in Portland at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

The Sea Dogs will play Trenton.

Free church concert

The Redeemer Lutheran Church in Gorham is sponsoring a free concert by the Augusta Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave.

The music will be Felix Mendelssohn’s 5th Symphony in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Free refreshments will be served. The church invites residents of the Gorham, Westbrook and Portland areas to attend.

Wood to speak at Baxter

Monica Wood, author of “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” will talk about her latest release at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in  Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South Street, Gorham.

For more information, visit baxterlibrary.org, or call  222-1190.

Brush drop-off reminder

All citizens are welcome to drop off brush and yard trimmings from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, May 6 and May 20, at the Gorham Public Works garage, 80 Huston Road.

For more information, call 892-9062.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on April 13 that the U.S. public debt was $19,846,313,677,094.44