Being Green this Halloween is Simple at Goodwill

Northern New England —Busy families can be earth friendly this Halloween by shopping at Goodwill® stores. Find everything you need at Goodwill to create a unique costume for yourself or your children. All you need is a little imagination to transform your child into a favorite superhero or fairy princess.

By shopping at Goodwill this Halloween, you are purchasing high-quality, affordable items and diverting them from landfills. The 26 Goodwill stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have items donated by nearly one million donors. This vast inventory includes anything you can imagine, from clothing in every color to apparel from different decades and accessories to transform an ordinary look into a fantastic costume.

“Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween is a simple step toward living a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Michelle Smith, Communications Manager for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.

Harvestfest Craft at the Dyer Library

Harvestfest Craft at the Dyer Library

Harvest-Fest Craft
Saturday, October 15
10:00 AM Dyer Library (Board Room)

Kick off your Harvest Fest festivities with a fun craft at the Dyer Library! We’ll be making Harvest necklaces that you can wear all day and then use to feed your favorite woodland creatures.

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

Dyer Library/Saco Museum September-October Events Calendar

September 17 through November 13, 2011

DRAWN FROM THE RIVER: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Two concurrent exhibitions at the Saco Museum this fall will celebrate the art of drawing, presented in conjunction with The Maine Drawing Project ( Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley will use drawings from the Saco Museum's permanent collection to explore how drawing was part of the artistic process for 19th-century local artists like Gibeon Elden Bradbury and Charles Henry Granger.

Saco Museum Accepting "Mill-Ennial 2012" Applications

Saco Museum Accepting "Mill-Ennial 2012" Applications

The Saco Museum is now accepting applications for the 2012 Mill-ennial, a juried biennial exhibition of contemporary art connected to the Cities on the Saco. All artists who can demonstrate a significant connection to Saco, Biddeford, and Old Orchard Beach are invited to submit images of their work, in any medium, for consideration by the jurors. The postmark/drop-off deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Saco Museum and Engine, a new community arts organization in Biddeford. Artwork juried into the exhibition will be shown at the Saco Museum or at Engine's new exhibition space (to be announced Fall 2011), with film or performance pieces presented at City Theater in Biddeford. The exhibition will be on view April 6 through June 10, 2012.

The Mill-ennial was conceived by the Saco Museum as an ongoing series of exhibitions showcasing new work by living artists connected to Saco, Biddeford, and Old Orchard Beach.

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Now available, the perfect way to honor friends, relatives (or yourself!) while supporting the Dyer Library and Saco Museum: invest in an engraved brick, as durable as the library and museum themselves. Your brick will be placed in the brick sidewalk in front of the museum as a permanent testament to your support and dedication to the DLSM.

Find your brick order form here:

Simply print out the form, enter all your information, and return it to:
Leslie Rounds, Executive Director
Dyer Library and Saco Museum
371 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072

Questions? Call (207) 283-3861, ext. 101 or e-mail

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

A special exhibition presented simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco museum this fall will be presented in conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of Thornton Academy. Exploring tradition, mission and history, 200 Years of the Academy celebrates Thornton Academy's place in local history and the nation during the school's Bicentennial year. The exhibition will open with a special preview reception (in conjunction with the opening for concurrent Saco Museum exhibitions Drawn from the River and Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond) on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception, held at the Saco Museum, is FREE and open to the public; members of Thornton Academy's community are especially welcomed.