Lakes Region Calendar – 10/25


Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 29: “To the Last Drop,” a film about tar sands and its effect on the environment, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Casco Community Center. The Portland-Montreal Pipeline lies within 1,000 feet of Sebago Lake and crosses the Crooked River six times, and there is talk of a proposal to ship tar sands through the pipeline. All are encouraged to view the film and participate in a discussion afterward.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Theology professor Dr. Marilyn Sunderman, RSM, will present a lecture titled “Jesus’ Ethic, Politics, and the Common Good” from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 128 of Alfond Hall at the Saint Joseph’s College campus in Standish. The lecture, sponsored by the Theology Department, is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Windham Cornerstone Assembly of God will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day for everyone who wants to pray for the country and local/national elections. Cornerstone Assembly of God is located at 631 Cottage Road, Windham. FMI, 892-5980.

Nov. 9-11: Windham High School’s fall musical production, “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage at Windham Performing Arts Center at Windham High School on Nov. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 for children and seniors, $11 for adults. Reserve tickets at 893-1742. Box office opens 45 minutes before curtain. Directed by Rob Juergens; music direction by Richard Nickerson; choreography by Venesa Beyland. Don’t miss out on this 1950s favorite about a floating crap game, romance, lots of singing, dancing and humor.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Standish Congregational Church, Oak Hill Road, is hosting a Village Square Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring apple fritters, baked goods, cookie walk, jams and preserves, crafts, silent auction, bargain basement. A luncheon takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with homemade chowders, stews and chili.

Friday, Nov. 16: Sheriff Kevin Joyce, The Cumberland County TRIAD and Camp Sunshine would like to extend an invitation to all seniors to a Thanksgiving luncheon that will be held on Nov. 16 from 11:30-1:30 at Camp Sunshine in Casco. The meal will be traditional turkey and all the fixings served by members of the Sheriff’s Office. Please RSVP by Nov. 8 by calling 1-800-266-1444, ext. 2228. This a free event provided to seniors from the Lakes Region.

Ongoing Events

• The hours for the drop-in Lakes Region Senior Center: at the Little Falls School, 40 Acorn Street, Gorham, are as follows: Monday-Thursday from 9 to 3 p.m. FMI, email or contact Glenn Lynds at 893-9088 or drop by and check them out.

• “The Writers”: gather on the third Monday of each month at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Route 302, from 6-8 p.m. Authors of all types are invited to support one another, to listen and render opinions when asked, with respect and courtesy. If you are interested in joining, stop by or call Betty Libby at 655-9214.

• Free car seat check :sponsored by Safe Kids Maine takes place the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windham Fire-Rescue, 718 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), North Windham. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to provide free assistance with car seat installations and recall checks. FMI, 899-9461 or

• Until Nov. 19, American Legion bingo takes place every Monday night at the Windham Veterans Center behind Big Lots on Route 302, Windham. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Hot food, cold drinks, other goodies. Sponsored by Standish Memorial Post 128. FMI, call 642-5583 or visit

• Through October, food distribution at the food pantry at the Casco Village Church’s food pantry will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month.

• The Wings ‘N Things Clothes Closet of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ (941 Meadow Road, Casco Village) invites you to come shopping. You won’t believe your eyes when you see all the beautiful new and gently used clothing, mostly name-brands, most $1 or less. Open Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. or by appointment. The closet will open every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until noon in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market on the Village Green in Casco. FMI, 627-4282.

• The Poland Springs Woodcarvers meet the first Friday and third Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m. at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Main St., Poland. If you are a woodcarver or just interested in woodcarving, please attend. All levels of carvers invited. Bring something for Show & Tell. FMI, contact Chuck Friis at 576-3811.

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