Inside Windham


Tech help at the library

If you’d like some free one-on-one technical assistance with an experienced, computer-savvy librarian, be sure to join Windham Public Library’s new reference/technology assistant, Ray Marcotte, on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Marcott has two decades of library experience and he’s a computer whiz to boot. You can get help with email, downloading applications, printing online pictures and navigating websites. You’ll also learn things you need to know about laptops, eReaders, tablets and more.

For more information, contact Marcotte at 892-1908.

Kayaking camp for kids

Kids in grades 3-8 are invited to join instructors from Sebago Trails Paddling Company and friends from neighboring recreation departments at a kayaking camp Aug. 20 –24.

The week-long camp on the water will teach participants safety skills as they play fun games and explore area lakes and waterways by kayak. Dropoff and pickup will be at Dundee Park. Windham Parks & Recreation will provide transportation to each day’s paddling location.

The cmap will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost for the week is $225. Call 892-1905 for more information.

Village School grand opening

The Windham Historical Society is happy to announce that the Village School on the Society’s Village Green will officially open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 25.

A grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature society members dressed in period garb giving tours of the one-room schoolhouse and talking about what school days were like in days gone by. Refreshments will be served in the Town House Museum on Windham Center Road, where visitors can also enjoy a whimsical toy exhibit that is currently on display.

Call the Windham Historical Society at 892-1433 for more details. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to have some fun with history.

Annual meeting planned

The Windham Veterans Association will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Windham Veterans Center. New officers will be elected.   All VFW and American Legion members are encouraged to attend this very important function.

Martin’s Point pitches in

Martin’s Point Health Care recently contributed $1,000 to Riding To The Top’s summer programs. In addition, nine members of the Martin’s Point marketing team volunteered their time to do “whatever was needed” to help the therapeutic riding center and found themselves working in the horse paddocks.

Last year, community volunteers and corporate work groups donated 12,000 hours of their time to help the center, according to Riding to the Top Executive Director Sarah Bronson.

Bereavement support group

VNA Home Health Hospice is offering an open grief support meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, from 6-7 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail. Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to participate and talk with others in a similar situation. Call Linda Hopkins at 400-8714 if you’d like additional information.

Casino trip coming up

Another senior trip to the Oxford Casino is planned for Thursday, Aug. 23. This fun excursion is back by very popular demand and you’re invited to join other Windham seniors and try your hand at “lady luck.”

 The bus departs at 9:30 a.m. from the Parks & Recreation Department, 8 School Road. You’ll be on your own for lunch at the casino’s all-you-can-eat buffet. Return time is 4:30 p.m. 

The cost is $10 per person. The buffet is $10.95. Call Windham Parks & Recreation at 892-1905 for more information.

Martin’s Point Health Care’s marketing team recently volunteered at Riding To The Top and delivered a $1,000 donation.