Music can provide inspiration, hope and healing just when it is needed most. Those in recovery and their friends are invited to bring their instruments and have some fun at a special jam session from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Dr., behind the old Bridgton Hospital. For further information call 803-8707 or see lrrcbridgton.org.
St. Joseph Church events
The monthly food pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South High St., will be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. All are welcome. For more information call 647-2334 or 743-2606.
The St. Joseph Women’s Guild is also holding its annual Spring Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plants, baked goods and gently-used clothing for all ages will be for sale, and many treasures can be found in the White Elephant display. All are welcome to stop by for a free cup of coffee or tea and hunt for some special finds.
Free community supper
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Rd. (Route 93) will serve a free community supper at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a good meal and meet and make friends. For more information call the church at 647-8540.
Walk and talk hosted by LEA
On Tuesday, May 28 join the Lakes Environmental Association from 9 a.m.-noon for a Wetland Plant Walk at Hold Pond Preserve in South Bridgton. Learn how to identify the flora of this unique habitat and make some new friends. Bring a snack, some water, bug spray and sunscreen. Free for LEA members, $5 for nonmembers.
Will Broussard, education coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway, New Hampshire, will give a talk on spring bird migration in Maine at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at LEA’s Maine Lake Science Center on Willett Road (behind Hannaford). He will introduce some of Maine’s spring migrants, identify their favored stop-overs and discuss ways to support birds as they pass through our state. This presentation is $5 for LEA members, $8 for nonmembers. For more information about either event contact [email protected]
The Bridgton Community Center will offer a Babysitter’s Training Course with Allison Ross, an EMT from United Ambulance, on Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The basic course is geared toward 11- to 14-year-olds and covers safety, responsibility, basic first aid and infant and child Heartsaver CPR. The fee is $40 per person, which covers the cost of the book, a CD and other reference information to take home. Participants will receive a certificate upon completing the course.
Class size is limited to 14 candidates and participants must register before Thursday, June 13.
Students should bring a bag lunch to the class. For more information or to register, contact the Community Center at 647-3116.
Learn how to identify the flora at Hold Pond Preserve in South Bridgton on May 28, when Lakes Environmental Association will host a walk from 9 a.m.-noon.