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Music by Elvis Presley in two concerts

The Kennebunkport Historical Society will host two concerts featuring the music of Elvis Presley, the first at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the second at 1 p.m. Sunday, in Town House School, 135 North St.
Music by Mark Gunter, Dana Pearson and Ron Breton will be performed. Tickets are $18 and are available online at


Free digital graphics templates

The Art Guild of the Kennebunks will present a free art gallery with artist Steve Hrehovcik from 2 to 4 pm Sunday at the Dane Street Program Center, 4 Dane St.
Hrehovcik is a recent award winner at the Annual Awards Show in the media category. He has been illustrating for many years, as well as illustrating more than a dozen children’s books and commercial publications.
Also on display will be a painting by Peter Hoff, which is the highlight of the guild’s annual scholarship award. Tickets can be purchased at any Guild event throughout the year.
For more information check the AGK website or call 324-0527.


Harvest Dance to benefit the Thanksgiving Program

York County Shelter Programs will hold its 13th Annual Harvest Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Sanford Elks Lodge, at 13 Elm St. Proceeds benefit her Thanksgiving Program.
Music for the dance will be provided by DJ Gratitude. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling YCSP staff Scott Davis at 502-0520, Stacy Irving at 651-5538, or Bonnie Leslie at 324-1137, ext. 109.
Bring something non-perishable to qualify for drawings. There are also door prizes and 50/50 drawings.
To donate non-perishable food or gift cards to the basket program, contact Food Pantry Coordinator Mike Ouellette at 391-3125 or [email protected]


Touch-a-Ttruck event

Casella Waste Systems, Falmouth’s curbside trash and recycling provider, will host a Touch-A-Truck event from 8am to 1pm on Saturday at the Westbrook Transfer Station, 594 County Road.
The event will also feature children’s activities, food, and a charity raffle.
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Discuss Alzheimer’s disease and related complications

The lecture “Brass Ring Memoirs,” a presentation about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 30 Barra Road or online via Zoom.
The talk will be led by Kelly McCarthy of Northbridge Companies, author of the book “Brass Ring Memoirs.” All participants will leave with a signed copy of the book. To register for a spot, go to


Schools that host successful road races

This Saturday the St. James School and St. Thomas School, to support the joint effort of schools for the implementation of Catholic education for students.
The St. James Trot for the Catholic Education 5K and Fun Run will be held in St. James School, 25 Graham St., Biddeford. The 5K starts at 9 a.m., followed by a children’s fun run. A special opportunity to join is also available. Cost for the 5K is $25 and the fun run is $15. There is a racing shirt designed by a St. James. All proceeds will benefit the St. James School. For more information or to register, visit
The St. Thomas Mingle Jingle Run 5K will start at Memorial Gymnasium, 678 Main St., Sanford. Registration is available online or on the day of the race at 8 a.m. The in-person race starts at 9 a.m. A special opportunity to join is also available. The registration fee is $30. For more information or to register, visit


Workshops and groups at the library this week

Wells Public Library will offer the following programs for youth and adults this week at 1434 Post Road:
Teen National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) invites writers in grades 5 and up to put pen to paper in hopes of creating a first draft of a novel in November. The event will begin at 1:15 pm on Wednesday with activities, walking tours, and writing oil provided.
The Adult Book Group will meet at 4:30 pm Wednesday to discuss “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey.
Join Chris Boucher at 4 pm Thursdays for an interactive writing workshop for ages 11 and up.
“Great Decisions,” a discussion on major world issues of our time, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
For more information, contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.


Open reception for artists’ presentations

The work of 38 art teachers from across the state affiliated with the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) will display their work in “NEXUS: Intersection of Teaching + Learning,” to be shown on Thursday until November 8 in front of the window of our Porteous building at 522 Congress St.
The public is invited to join the special educators from 4 to 6 pm on Friday evening for a meal at the entrance during the Portland Art Walk on Friday.


Bring things to reuse, reuse, reuse

The Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose collection will take place from 10am to 12:30pm Saturday at Tuttle Road Community Church, 52 Tuttle Road.
Items sought include: winter clothing in good condition; sneakers, in any case; orange, in working condition; and use masks, surgical, KN95 and other disposable, reusable masks; no cloth masks please.


Lincoln Academy is holding an open house

All students are invited to Lincoln Academy’s 2022 Prospective Student Open House at 6:30 pm Wednesday in the Alumni Dining Commons on the campus of Lincoln Academy at 81 Academy Hill.
Any student who lives in the city with a high school diploma can go to LA and have their tuition paid by the city. LA also accepts tuition-paying students from cities without an academic choice.
For more information, call 563-3596 ext. 1107. Parking is available in the student parking lot across from the LA gym.


Culturefest is the 5th of November

The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host its 35th Culturefest celebration from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at New Balance Student Recreation. Center at 22 Hilltop Road.
The event will feature international cuisine, cultural shows, children’s entertainment and a style show. The family event is free and open to the public.
This year, more than 30 countries will be represented by more than 100 participants.
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Clothing sale to benefit domestic violence center

New Hope Midcoast, a domestic violence center, will hold a new clothing sale for adults and children from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. at the Wiscasset Community Center.
Sales from 8 to 9 a.m. allow for first and best selection and require a $40 VIP ticket available under News & Events at newhopemidcoast. org or call 691-5969.
Community Shopping, from 9am to 4pm, is free and open to the public. Proceeds benefit New Hope Midcoast’s community services for individuals affected by domestic violence.

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