Inside Windham – 4/25

Educator of the Year

At Manchester School’s Community Day, the Field-Allen American Legion Post 148 Educator of the Year, Donna Morton, was announced by Commander Melvin Greenier. Morton will be officially recognized as Post Educator of the Year during the May 26 Memorial Day Commemoration at the Windham Veterans Center. The event is open to the public at noon with picnic style refreshments. Award presentations will be at 1 p.m. This award recommendation places Mrs. Morton in the running as the American Legion Dept. of Maine educator of the year. That selection will be announced during the Maine Legion convention in mid-June.

Summer Camp

Registration for the Windham Parks and Recreation Summer camp starts in April. You can register online or at the Windham Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall, 8 School Road.

Three day camps for youths in grades K-3; 4,5 and 6; and 7 and 8 start June 23. The traditional summer day camp offers special events, arts and craft projects, lots of old-fashioned games and new ones, sports and two field trips every week. Register early because space is limited. The deadline for payment and registration is June 2 if space is still available. Some camp scholarships are available that must be applied for through Social Services office by May 16. For more information go to www.windhammaine.us or call the Windham Parks and Recreation Department at 892-1905.

Benefit Concert

On Saturday, April 26, the Music with a Mission group presents a concert featuring the Squid Jiggers at North Windham Union Church. Box office opens at 6:15 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 or children under 12. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Call 892-7149 for more information or email MWAMconcerts@gmail.com.

Gunpowder Mill Tour

On Saturday, April 26, Windham Historical Society will present a program at 9 a.m. at the society’s headquarters, Windham Center Road, about the gunpowder mill at Gambo and its contributitions during the Civil War. This will be followed around 1 p.m. with a tour of the site. The public is welcome. Suggested donation for each part of the program is $5. Visit www.windhamhistorical.org, “programs” for more information or call 892-1306.

Caregiver Meeting

On Monday, April 28, Windham Cancer Support Group meeting will be given over to caregivers only. There has been a large request for this sort of meeting by caregivers. Cancer is not just about the survivors but caregivers as well. Any Caregiver is welcomed anytime but this is your special night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Windham Public Library. Visit them on Facebook.

Lawyers in Libraries Day

Law Day 2014 is coming to Maine libraries on May 1. The goal of this day is to provide Maine citizens with access to legal advice and information so that they are better prepared to face legal issues that arise. Legal access is critical to a community’s well-being. Windham participants will have an opportunity to meet with local lawyer Dawn D. Dyer, Esq., from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the library. Attorney Dyer’s practice areas include estate planning, real estate, divorce and family law, business law, and criminal defense. If you have any questions about Lawyers in Libraries Day, call the library at 892-1908.

Warden Stories

John Ford Jr., author of “Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste Go Good,” will entertain with tales of his adventures as a Maine game warden on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the North Gorham Public Library. A gifted storyteller, Ford spent 20 years as game warden in central Maine and is a regular contributor to local and regional publications. For more information, call 892-2575. The library is at 2 Standish Neck Road, North Gorham.

May Fair at Church

Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the May Fair will be held at Windham Hill UCC. Plants, lawn, books, baked goods, lunch will be available. Visit the historic church and take home some bargains.

Yard Sale

On Saturday, May 3, Windham Historical Society will hold its first yard sale of the season. Hours are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and items include household goods, furniture, old and new items and all at low, low prices. This is a fundraiser for the Society’s Village Green historic park. For more information, call 892-1433.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 148 will meet on Monday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at Windham Veterans Center.

Medicare Help

On Tuesdays, May 6 and 20, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will offer a Medicare seminar and counseling for the Lakes Region at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. A “Welcome to Medicare” seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition to the Medicare seminar, there will be one-on-one counseling with volunteer Medicare advocates available from 9 a.m. to noon. The seminar and counseling are intended to help you sort through your Medicare options, answer questions and to help you enroll. In addition to Medicare assistance, counseling on tax & rent rebate, food stamps, and fuel assistance can be arranged. Call the Southern Maine Agency on Aging to register for an upcoming seminar or to make a one-on-one appointment with a Medicare Advocate at 207-396-6500 or 1-800-427-7411. Seminar walk-ins can usually be accommodated. Further opportunities for these services will occur monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at the same times and location. Visit www.smaaa.org to learn more about the many other services that are available.

Land Trust

Windham Land Trust has regular meetings the first Wednesday of every month at the Windham Public Library starting at 7 p.m. Public is welcome. Next meeting is May 7.

Marriage Intentions

Recent marriage intentions from the Town Clerk’s office include Christopher Bedford and Kristine Stoll, both from Windham.

Thanks!

Recent donations from the North Windham Union Church Music with a Mission and Claire Cressey have been welcomed by the Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, an all-volunteer nonprofit group that provides emergency fuel to Windham folks. These continued donations help keep this resource working for us.

Bean Supper

The American Legion Post 148 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10643 will hold a baked bean supper on Saturday, May 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Windham Veterans Center located behind Hannaford’s at the end of Veteran’s Memorial Drive, which is beside Friendly’s. Price is $8 per person. Children under 8 free. Proceeds from the supper will go to help pay for upgrading the parking lot. The menu includes several types of beans, hot dogs, casseroles, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls and pies.

Help the Clothes Closet

Items currently needed include linens (towels, sheets, blankets), men’s jeans, girls’ dresses (sizes 6-14) and socks of all sizes. If you can help, kindly drop off from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday at the Windham Food Pantry which is located in the Human Services Building, next to the Public Safety Building and across from Friends meetinghouse on Route 202.

World War II Veterans

World War II Veterans are invited to participate in the Town of Windham’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 of Windham coordinates the Memorial Day events for the town and is looking for Windham WWII Veterans to come join the festivities. Call Post Adjutant Dave Tanguay at 892-1306 for more information. If you are not a World War II veteran, you are most welcome to march/walk/ride in the parade. Parade starts at town hall, 8:45 a.m.

Plants for History

Windham Historical Society wants your extra plants! The Society is holding its annual Plant Sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 24, from 8-5 p.m. at the museum headquarters, Windham Center Road. The historical gardeners are seeking donation of extra plants you may have – when you’re cleaning out your flower gardens and hedges, remember to call 892-1433 and leave a message or e-mail info@windhamhistorical.org. For more information, call Linda at 892-0217 or Sue at 878-3417.

Electronic Recycling

Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Windham Hill UCC will host an Electronic Recycling Day at Windham Mall. All towns can participate. Items accepted include TVs, computers, monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, cordless and cell phones, VCR, DVD audio equipment, stereos, speakers. No household appliances. Money donations accepted upon entry to cover cost of organizing the event and to fund support of local church mission needs.

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