Eighty high school students and parish youth pastors gathered at Saint Joseph’s College last month for a leadership program, “Empowering Young People in Christ.”
The goal of the Diocese of Portland program was to impart student leadership skills and other ministry tools for the students to use in their own parishes.
“E.P.I.C. is just giving you the tools to go out and really be a leader,” Abby Riva of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Bangor said in a prepared statement. “It gave me the opportunity to use the tools that I learned, and it was just really powerful.”
Maine of My Heart
Standish Congregational Church will host the Maine of My Heart Art Exhibit on Saturday Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 13, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The exhibit will feature art inspired by Maine and crafted by local artists including Mary Brooking, Maddie Lou Chaplin and Susan Orfant.
The church is located at 25 Oak Hill Road.
At Schoolhouse Arts Center
“Once on This Island Jr.” will be performed Aug. 18-19 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 19-20 at 2 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Arts Center.
The play is an original take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” featuring a Caribbean-flavored score and numerous song and dance numbers.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 5 years.
The Schoolhouse Arts Center will also hold performances of “Billy Goes to War” at 7 p.m. Aug. 25-26 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 27. The play is set during World War I and is about a young boy who lives through it all. Tickets will cost $10 for general admission.
The arts center is located at15 Richville Road.
Stone Barn dinners
The Stone Barn at Sebago Lake will host farm-to-table dinners crafted by Chefs Mary Paine and Scott Walsh at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Aug. 24.On Saturday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 24.
Tickets cost $100 per person and include dinner, drinks, tax and gratuity. For more information, call 893-7805. The Stone Barn is owned and operated by Saint Joseph’s College.located at 278 Whites Bridge Road.
Trip to adventure park
The Standish Recreation Center is hosting a trip to Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park in New Hampshire on Thursday, Aug. 24.
The trip is for children grades 5-10 and will feature a range of activities from a roller coaster to a bungee trampoline and more.
The cost $50 per person. For more information and to register, visit standishrec.com/info/activities.
Blood drives scheduled
The American Red Cross will hold two blood drives in town this month.
The first will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Standish Town Hall, 175 Northeast Road. Another will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Colonial Mark Place, 111 Ossipee Trail.
Those who donate blood or platelets will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard.
Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.
UMF Dean’s List
Standish resident Joshua Conley earned Dean’s List status at the University of Maine at Farmington this spring.
USM Dean’s List
The following students from Standish were named to the Spring Semester 2017 Dean’s List at the University of Southern Maine: Benjamin Richards, Sally Coggins, Victoria Giberson, Shawna Meserve, Heather Bondeson, Veronica Druchniak, Shannon Arnold and Marissa Jeffords.
Named to the Dean’s List from Steep Falls were: Louis Logsdon, Michelle Elliott, Ethan Standel, Mathew Bridges, Abigail Cates and Madison Freeman.
Saint Joseph’s College hosted dozens of high school students and youth pastors from around the state last month for the E.P.I.C. leadership program.
Farm to table dinners are being served at The Stone Barn at Sebago Lake. Make your reservation now for Aug. 19 or Aug. 24.