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 [email protected]

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