A bean supper and Gloria Jean country music concert is planned for Saturday, April 22, at the Windham Veterans Center. Supper will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for the supper, $10 for the concert and $15 for both. Proceeds support the center. For more information, call Dick at 310-0390.
Traditional jazz concert
The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the North Windham Union Church, as part of the Music with a Mission concert series.
The band has been performing traditional New Orleans jazz since 1989. This is not “Dixieland” music, but authentic old school jazz heard over a century ago in New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana Delta region and played by masters like Louis Armstrong, “Kid” Thomas Valentine, and the Original Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The State Street Traditional Jazz Band is dedicated to preserving and keeping this music alive with talented musicians playing on trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, clarinet, drums and piano.
“We are delighted to welcome State Street Traditional Jazz Band to showcase some traditional jazz”, said Dr. Richard Nickerson, minister of music for NWUC. “This group originally formed at the State Street church in Portland, and has been very popular throughout Southern Maine for over 25 years. We’re very excited to introduce them to our patrons”
This concert is the 42nd in the Music with a Mission series sponsored by the North Windham Union Church. The church donates a portion of the proceeds to area non-profits, and so far has raised over $44,000 for mission support to the church and other community organizations. State Street Traditional Jazz Band has decided to support the Windham Food Pantry.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $12 for adults and $10 for students, children and seniors. The box office opens at 6 p.m., doors will open at 6:30. The North Windham Union Church is located at 723 Roosevelt Trail. For more information call 892-7149 or email MWAMconcerts@gmail.com.
At the Library
Saturday, April 22: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Saturday Family Story Time
Monday, April 24: 10:30-11a.m., Story Time
Tuesday, April 25: 10:15-10:35 a.m., Books & Babies; 1-3 p.m., Knitters ‘N More
Wednesday, April 26: 6-7 p.m., Maine Humanities Council Book Group
Thursday, April 27: 10:30-11 a.m., Story Time; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tech Help Thursday
Saturday, April 29: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Saturday Family Story Time
For more info about any of these or other events at the library, contact the library at 892-1908 or go to www.windham.lib.me.us/calendar.
Food Mobile coming to town
The Good Shepherd Food Mobile is coming once again to the Windham Food Pantry. The truck will be at the pantry at 377 Gray Road from 10-11:30 a.m. – or until food lasts, are welcome to this event. Please bring boxes or bags to put the food in.
WWII veteran and Tuskegee Airman Frederick Douglas Williams, center, is awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership to Field-Allen Post 148, Windham, at a recent ceremony. Post Commanders Mel Greenier, left, and Willie Goodman presented citations. Williams was a longtime town lawyer and councilman.
The State Street Traditional Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the North Windham Union Church, as part of the Music with a Mission concert series. The concert will benefit the Windham Food Pantry.
The Sebago Lake Rotary Club serves a traditional Easter dinner to more than 30 senior citizens at Unity Garden in Windham. The meal and assortment of desserts were preparted by Rotary Club members. Music was performed by local entertainer Dave Debree on sax and his mother, 90, on piano.