Veterans Day program
Gorham Community Access Television and Baxter Memorial Library are hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Gorham Municipal Center,75 South St.
The observance includes the Gorham Police Department color guard, interviews with veterans and a salute to veterans.
Potluck With a Purpose
Hailey Virusso will speak when the monthly series Potluck With a Purpose continues at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Summit Community Church, 53 County Road, Gorham.
Potluck With a Purpose is an anti-human trafficking program that has been active since 2012.
Virusso represents Safe Voices, a non-profit domestic violence resource center in Central Maine, and is the program manager for Maine’s first Emergency Safe House for survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation opening this fall.
“This safe house will provide temporary shelter to six individuals for up to six months,” series organizer Cindy Elder said in a meeting announcement. “Please plan to join us to learn more about this new effort to restore victims of human trafficking and about ways we can help.”
Those attending the meeting are asked to take some food to share for the potluck meal.
Maine Optometry office
Maine Optometry has broken ground for the construction of a two-story, 12,000-square-foot, professional medical office building at 14 Vista Drive. Designed by Dirigo Architectural Engineering of Turner and managed by Zachau Construction of Freeport, the project is slated for completion in early August 2019.
U.S. taxpayer debt
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on Nov. 1 that the U.S. public debt was $21,683,971,652,591.44.