Lakes Region calendar – 5/10

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May 10-11: Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham, will be holding their annual giant yard sale from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May 11. In past years, huge crowds have found lots of unexpected treasures among the truckloads of articles offered by the Unity congregation. Come early for the best opportunities. They will also be offering baked goods, a lemonade stand, and lots of other surprises. For more information, call 893-1233 or visit www.unitygreaterportland.org.

Saturday, May 11: Electronic Recycling at Windham Mall, sponsored by the Windham Hill UCC. All towns can participate. Donations accepted to cover cost of organizing the event and to fund support of local mission needs. Event runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Enter mall at Veterans Memorial Drive next to Friendly’s. The following items can be recycled: TVs all sizes, computer monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, cordless phones, cell phones, VCRs, DVD, audio equipment, stereos, speakers. No household appliances (stoves, refrigerators, microwaves).

May 11: Historic House Tour by Windham Historical Society. For more information, visit windhamhistorical.org or call 650-7484.

May 11: From 2:30-4:30 p.m., the Windham Active Lifestyles Coalition (WALC) is hosting a free event at the Mountain Division Trail in Windham (beginning at the Gambo Road parking lot). WALC members want to celebrate National Bike Month and the arrival of the biking and walking season by inviting neighbors to enjoy the Mountain Division Trail. The ride and walk starts at 2:30, with several distance options. There will be bike gear giveaways from the Opportunity Alliance, bike/walk safety guides from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and healthy snacks.

May 13-17: Windham-Raymond Art Show runs all week at Windham High School with an opening night reception Monday, May 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Third Grade Chorus, Windham Chamber Singers and Matt Lucy will perform. Artwork from many students in the RSU 14 district will be on display. Additional viewing hours are from 2-8 p.m. May 14-16.

May 15-June 19: A six-week series of grief support group meetings takes place Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. at VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland. This will be a closed group (same group of people meeting for the six sessions) that works best if you are able to attend all sessions. For more information or to sign up for the group, call Linda Hopkins, Bereavement Coordinator, 400-8714 or e-mail hopkinsl@vnahomehealth.org. You must speak with Linda to register to attend.

Thursday, May 16: At 7 p.m. University of Southern Maine history professor Libby Bischof will give an illustrated talk, “Visualizing the Civil War – Homefront and Battlefield,” at the North Gorham Public Library. She will discuss the important role of photography during the Civil War. Well-known photographers Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and T.H. O’Sullivan will be featured, along with lesser-knowns. For more information about this free program, call 892-2575.

May 16: Members, friends and the general public are invited to a free “Mystery Night” at the New Gloucester History Barn, Intervale Road (behind the Town Hall) at 7 p.m. The evening will be dedicated to identifying collection items that remain a “mystery” – tools, photos, maps, gizmos, etc. The event is sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

May 17, 19: Lewiston/Auburn Community Little Theatre is calling for auditions for its musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. on the third floor at Great Falls Art Center 30 Academy St., Auburn. FMI, www.laclt.com/.

Saturday, May 18: Gambo Gunpowder Mill talk and tour, 9 a.m. at Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road. Visit windhamhistorical.org or call 892-1433. Donations accepted.

May 18: Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center off Land of Nod Road in Windham will be open for tours and other activities as part of Maine’s Equestrian Open Farm Day. From 9 a.m.-noon, Horse Show classes featuring RTT riders take place. From noon-1p.m. Drill Team and demos featuring RTT staff and volunteers take place. RTT staff and volunteers will be available 9 a.m.-noon for tours of the farm and to answer questions about RTT’s equine-assisted activities and therapies. RTT is celebrating 20 years of service to the community – come see what the RTT experience is all about.

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