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Go make a kite

Open to grades K-5 and parents, a vacation week kite-making workshop includes an interactive presentation about kites, flying and kite history from educator Bob Ray of “Why Things Fly.” Each child will make his/her own kite that can be flown at home. The $5 fee covers the cost of kite materials. The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Town Hall and is sponsored by Windham Parks and Recreation. 

Honor your veteran

Is there a veteran in your family you would like to recognize and commemorate their service? Here is an opportunity to honor your veteran, past or present, with an inscribed granite paver. The Windham Veterans Association continues to sponsor the “Honor Your Veteran” program about 24 new pavers will be installed at the Windham Veterans Center for Memorial Day 2017. Space is limited, so please order early. Each granite paver is 8X4 inches and can be inscribed with the veteran’s name and branch of service. The cost is $50 each and proceeds benefit the Veterans Center and Service for Veterans. For additional information or to request an order form, contact Mel Greenier, 892 4779, or Dave Tanguay, 892 1306.

Blood drive

On Wednesday, April 19, from noon to 5 p.m., the Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the Windham Veterans Center on Memorial Drive. The drive is sponsored by the center and Coldwell Banker. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Sign up for summer camp

If you’re looking for information about the Summer Camp program offered by Windham Parks and Recreation, go to windhamrecreation.com or call 892-1905. Registration is now open.

WWII veteran honored

On Wednesday, April 12, American Legion Post 148 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10643 will honor Frederick D. Williams with honorary life memberships. Williams, formerly of Windham, served in the Tuskegee Airmen in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served Windham as a member of the Board of Selectmen and is a retired lawyer. The event will be held during the Veterans Coffee Hour at Windham Veterans Center.

Teen day trip

A day trip to New Hampshire for teens, including Funspot arcade and Remick Far, is open to grades 6-12 on April 20 during the school break. Each participant will receive 50 tokens and a game of mini golf, along with pizza for lunch. On the return trip, the group will stop at the Remick Country Doctor & Farm Museum in Tamworth, N.H. for a program of old-fashioned candle-making and a farm tour. This trip, sponsored by Windham Parks and Recreation,  will depart from and return to Windham Town Hall. Call 892-1905 for more information. The cost is $45.

Thank you

North Windham Union Church recently made a generous donation to the Neighbors Helping Windham Neighbors organization. 

VFW meets

Windham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10643 will meet on Wednesday, April 12, at the Veterans Building. A supper/social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 6 p.m.

Free supper

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Route 302, is hosting a free supper on Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m., presented by the Social, Justice and Peace Committee. The menu includes grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken soup, punch and pie.

Essentials Pantry

On the last Saturday of the month, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church opens the doors to its Essential Pantry from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Non-food items, such as paper products, personal hygiene supplies and other “non-food” essentials, are available. Mark your calendar for this valuable resource, free to those in need.

Beans and country

On Saturday, April 22, the Windham Veterans Center will host a baked bean supper and country music concert featuring Gloria Jean. The supper is at 5 p.m. followed by the concert. The cost is $8 dinner only, $10 concert only or $15 for both. Proceeds support the maintenance of the Veterans Center.

At the Library

Monday, April 10: 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time

Tuesday, April 11: 1-3 p.m., Knitters ‘N More

Wednesday, April 12: 6-7 p.m.: Author Talk with Bob Beane

Thursday, April 13: 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tech Help Thursday; 2-3 p.m., Friends of the Windham Public Library

Saturday, April 15: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Saturday Family Story Time

For more info about any of these or other events at the Windham Public Library, call 892-1908 or go to www.windham.lib.me.us/calendar.

Grief support

VNA Home Health Hospice is offering an open grief support meeting Tuesday, April 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church. For more information, call Linda Hopkins at 400-8714. This is a free, community outreach service sponsored by the Church’s Mission Committee.

Memorial Day convertibles

American Legion Field-Allen Post 148, which has coordinated the town’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony for over 20 years, is looking for two or three convertibles for WWII veterans to ride as part of the parade. If you can provide this service, or, have any questions, contact Post Adjutant Dave Tanguay at 892-1306. The May 29 parade route will be Route 202 from School Road to Windham High School. After the 9 a.m. parade, the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in front of the high school at the Veterans Memorial. An open house and picnic will be held at the Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive, at noon. Any organization, group or business that would like to help honor veterans by joining the parade as a unit or with a float, should contact Tanguay.