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Joey Blais shows off a 5-pound salmon he recently caught on Long Lake in St. Agatha, a town in northern Aroostook County.

Joey Blais shows off a 5-pound salmon he recently caught on Long Lake in St. Agatha, a town in northern Aroostook County.

Winter events

The Kiwanis Glow in the Dark Skate Night is set for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Cornelia Warren Skate Rink next to the Westbrook Armory on Stroudwater Street.

Sled dog racing is scheduled, weather permitting, for 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Sunset Ridge on Cumberland Street.

WHS band in jazz festival

Westbrook High School will be one of more than 200 featured bands at Berklee College of Music’s  High School Jazz Festival at Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Saturday, Feb. 10.

“The festival is the largest of its kind in the United States,” the college said in a press release.

The release said more than 3,000 high school students in the band and vocal ensembles will compete for $175,000 in scholarships to various Berklee summer programs. The free event is open to the public.

Westbrook students on USM dean’s list

The following students from Westbrook have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Southern Maine: Ghazwan Al Qayyar, Lance Marble, Kelley Hartman, Darcy Newman, Christine Esty, Nicholas Bryant, Henry Riley, John Gagliano, Amelia Gillett, Benjamin Montgomery, Alexis Porter-Fitzmorris, Victoria Simoneau, Cheyenne Coombs, Dana McNally, Emma Tompkins, Danielle Proctor, Angela Beattie, Filip Manjencic, Bryanna Phillips, Abbey Donahue, Michael Nutter, Arthemon Kabwigiri, Aya Alkhdair, Nicolas Mesloh, Harold Dorrington, Olivia Williams, Daley Lentz, Natasha Shacklett, Aristote Hekima, Derek Saylor, Nikoleta Arabadzhieva, Kayla Horner, Bradley Saucier, Grace Kapinga, Ethan Page and Anh Duong.

Valentine tea reminder

The Friends of Walker Memorial Library is hosting its annual Valentine Tea 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the library’s second-floor gathering room.

The event includes coloring for both adults and children, silent auction and raffle baskets. Raffle winners will be picked at 5:30 p.m. the night of the tea and winners do not need to be present to win. Silent auction winners will be chosen on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The library is located at 800 Main St. For more information about Friends of the Library or the Valentines’ tea, call 854-0630.

Blood drive

According to American Red Cross officials, last month severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. And widespread flu across the U.S. has resulted in lower turnout at blood drives. This makes it particularly important that healthy donors make an appointment to donate blood. To help, consider signing up for a local blood drive to be held 1-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).