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Jeffrey Huot of Westbrook speaks at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine in Portland at a June ordination ceremony as one of six, new community ministers. Huot completed a two-year training at the institute founded in 2002.

Jeffrey Huot of Westbrook speaks at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine in Portland at a June ordination ceremony as one of six, new community ministers. Huot completed a two-year training at the institute founded in 2002.

Trinity ice cream social

Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., in October will celebrate 135 years as a congregation in Westbrook. To kick off that occasion, a free ice cream social will be held in the parking lot for anyone in the community from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. 

Entertainment will be provided by Neil Houston on guitar. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the church fellowship hall.

Trinity was started in 1892 by Danish immigrants who dug the foundation of the church by hand on the corner of Main and School streets. In the early years services were held in the Danish language. In more recent years, immigrants from Africa, India and the Caribbean have joined with those of European origins, and the church has evolved into a multicultural congregation.  All are invited to have some ice cream and join in the festivities.

For more information, contact the church at 854-5653 or www.trinitywestbrook.com.

‘Pardon Me, Doug’ in concert

The band Pardon Me, Doug, a Phish tribute band, will perform  in a free concert 6-8 p.m.on Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Riverbank Park.

American Legion Post 62 will sell refreshments including hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages.

The free summer concert series continues on Wednesdays through Aug. 23.

Grange open house

Highland Lake Grange, 9 Hardy Road, will host an open house and neighborhood party from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13.

The free event includes refreshments, a local history trivia game, slide show, 150th birthday cake for the National Grange and building tours. For more information call Dave Gowen, Grange master, at 536-0038.

Owens in ‘Don Quixote’

MarieClaire Owens of Westbrook will dance in the Maine State Ballet production of “Don Quixote” Aug. 10-19 at Lopez Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

Performances are 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturdays.

Tickets are $19-$25 for reserved seatings with a $2 discount for seniors over age 62 and children 12 and under. For tickets visit www.mainestateballet.org or call 781-7672 for more information.

Class of ’65 plans bash

Members of the Westbrook High School Class of 1965 will celebrate their 70th birthdays with a bash on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland.

A cocktail hour is set for 5-6 p.m. followed at 6:30 with a barbecue dinner. The cost is $30 per person.

“We had so much fun at our 50th class reunion in 2015 we thought we would get together to celebrate all of us turning 70 this year,” said Susan (Gaudette) Livingston.

For more information, call  Livingston at 329-3170 or email slivingston369@gmail.com.