Lisa Cote Theberge, a Westbrook firefighter and paramedic, captured this photo of a moose and moose calf last week on the Mill Brook Preserve trail. She reported to the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust that she was at one point within 8 feet of the moose. “I never imagined that I would see moose and so close up,” she wrote in an email to the Land Trust. “Man, are they huge.”
Tips for charity
at tree fest lunch
The annual luncheon at the Festival of Trees is set for Friday, Dec. 8, with seatings at 11:30 and 12:20, at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St.
Cost of the luncheon is $5 and tips benefit Westbrook Food Pantry and the Good Samaritan Fund.
The festival continues through Saturday, Dec. 9. Entertainment and tree viewing are free. For a listing of tree viewing times visit westbrookfestivaloftrees.com.
Library open house reminder
The annual open house at Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., is set for 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the second floor gathering room.
Kelly Day, president of the Friends of Walker Memorial Library, said music will be provided by the Chopin Club with piano and singing, Kathy Blake on piano, and the Ahmadov children on piano and violin.
Day said Santa will visit from 4 to 5:15 p.m. “Coloring pages for children and adults will be provided for holiday fun, and Santa will be giving each child a free book – while supplies last,” Day said.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served. A silent auction, totebags, cards and raffle baskets will be available as library fundraisers.