Community Spirit

Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

 Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

An all star lineup of Sea Dogs players are growing Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.  Dr. Lou Jacobs, a Portland Chiropractor, gained national recognition as the founder of Mystache Fights Cancer, a cancer fighting fund raising event for local organizations. He is also the director of the New England Bureau of the American Mustache Institute.  Dr. Jacobs says "The mustache revival in the state of Maine has never been stronger and there’s never been a better time to use your ‘stache for a good cause."   The doctor will be throwing the first pitch at the Sea Dogs game and showing his support for the players at 1pm on Sunday May 29, 2011 against rivals the Trenton Thunder (Yankees).

Sea Dog players are taking pledges and a $15.00 donation gets you a free ticket and a family donation of $50.00 gets you five tickets and a picture with your favorite player.

17th Annual Free Kids Fishing Derby - Alfred

Springvale Fish & Game Club is sponsoring there 17th Annual Free Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 5, 2011, rain or shine from  9:00am to 12:00pm.  Place: Roberts Pond, Gebung Woods Road, Alfred, Maine.  Age Limit: up to 13 years of age.  Trophies and prizes awarded.  Free hot dogs and soda.  Guidance and adult supervision provided. For more information, call C. Wesley Phinney, Jr. at 207-324-1137.

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

Join us on May 15 in Saco at 36 Tasker St., Young Elementary School for a 2 mile walk to help support the Epilepsy Foundation.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM.  All proceeds raised from the walk will go into supporting the more  than 144,000 people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders in the four state area. Our mission is to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to work toward prevention, control and a cure for epilepsy through advocacy, education, research and support services. 

Registration-8:30 AM

Walk 10:00 AM

Young Elementary School, 36 Tasker St. Saco, Me.

Enjoy food and entertainment after the walk.  Pets on leashes are welcomed.

Summer Exhibition: Voyages and the Great Age of Sail

Summer Exhibition:  Voyages and the Great Age of Sail


Saco, Maine— The University of New England and the Saco Museum will team up this summer to create an exhibition on the great age of sail in Maine. Dr. Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, Professor of History at the University of New England, and Camille Smalley, Program and Education Manager for the Saco Museum, will team-teach an exhibition class titled “Voyages and the Great Age of Sail.” The resulting exhibition of the same name, curated by students in the class, will feature a treasure trove of artifacts related to the Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan —paintings, decorative arts, navigational tools, and more—in order to explore nineteenth-century maritime history.

The Mama Mia "All You Can Eat" Pasta Fundraising Dinners have returned

Due to the overwhelming requests from area residents and the need to raise funds for the feeding programs
at the York County Shelter Programs, the Mama Mia "All You Can Eat" Pasta Fundraising Dinners have returned! 

Starting June 3, and continuing every Friday (from 5 to 7 p.m.) through the month of August, the York County Shelter Programs will offer the much-loved fundraising dinners once again. The suppers take place in the Dining Commons across from the Bakery at Notre Dame on the campus of the Brothers of Christian Instruction off of Shaker Hill Road in Alfred.

The menu will consist of spaghetti with a choice of meat or veggie sauce, pizza, Italian bread, salad, beverage, and a dessert.  The cost for adults is $10.  Children from three to eleven years of age can eat for $5; while children under three eat for free.

Always, Patsy Cline

Always, Patsy Cline will be performed at City Theater, 205 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine, from now until Sunday, May 15th.  For more information, call 207-282-0849.

Antiques Appraisal Day

An  Antiques Appraisal Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, Maine.  For more information, call 207-283-3861.