Inside Standish


Mercy Week at college

Saint Joseph’s College will hold its annual Mercy Week Sept. 23-28 in celebration of the Sisters of Mercy.

Mercy Week will begin with a Mass in Saint Joseph’s Healy Chapel at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Other activities, presentations and volunteer opportunities are part of the week’s schedule, which can be found at or by emailing

Intrigue on the stage

The Schoolhouse Arts Center will hold performances of “And Then There Were None,” a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel, Sept. 28-Oct 8.

Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday performances will begin at 2 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 642-3743.

Thoreau film

Saint Joseph’s College will screen local filmmaker Huey Coleman’s “Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul” on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. The free showing will be held in the college’s auditorium in Alfond Hall and is open to the public.

A ride to the fair

Standish Recreation will provide  transportation to the Fryeburg Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The group will leave the Standish Municipal Center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. The trip will cost $6 per person.

Admission to the fair is free for those over 65, and all others can purchase a ticket on site. For more information and to register, visit

Bradbury Mountain

Standish Recreation is offering a trip for seniors to Bradbury Mountain State Park on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Transportation is provided. The group will leave Standish Municipal Center at 9 a.m. and will return at 1 p.m. The trip will cost $5 per person. For more information and to register, visit

Natural science for K-5

A six-week Mad Science program will begin Oct. 3 at George E. Jack School for children in grades K-5. The program will focus on natural sciences. Weekly sessions will begin at 3:15 p.m. every Wednesday and will run for an hour. The fee for all six weeks will be $88 per student. For more information and to register, visit