2016-01-29 / Community

Community News

High school music groups plan fundraiser

The Kennebunk High School band and choir are accepting food orders for during the Super Bowl.

Order sandwiches for the big game and help the Kennebunk High School band and choir raise funds for a trip to a music festival outside New York City.

Customers can order subs or wraps with a choice of meat and cheeses. Cookies may also be ordered. Delivery is free. Cash and checks are accepted.

For more information or to place an order by Saturday, Feb. 6, call Denise at 590-0307 or Carol at 286-6178.

Library schedules events for February

Local author Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino will discuss her novel “Percolate: Let Your Best Self Filter Through” at Kennebunk Free Library from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Hank’s Room at Kennebunk Free Library.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for the community to connect with local authors in an intimate, casual setting.

Authors will discuss their work every other Thursday through the winter.

Is there a voice inside that’s urging to make changes and seek a richer, more fulfilling life? Searching for something more meaningful, even if it is unknow?

“Percolate” will show how to let your best self filter through and thrive. In this empowering, heartwarming — and often humorous — book, Hamilton-Guarino will help wake up to what’s possible, allow the heart and mind to simmer with fresh ideas to achieve goals and enhance wellbeing, and enable the spirit and passion to rise to the top like the foam on a latte. She will guide participants through the Percolate Process, a nine-point plan that teaches how to implement positive changes to excel in every aspect of life. It’s simple, practical, and fun. Go ahead . . . grab a cup of a favorite joe, put the feet up, and start percolating.

Taste the inspiring brew as the powerful thoughts blend together to bring the authentic best.

Hamilton-Guarino, founder and CEO of the “Best Ever You Network,” understands firsthand the challenges life can bring and has worked with thousands across the globe to illuminate a light within and help live their best life. She has a degree in communications and broadcasting; is a life coach, food-allergy expert, and anaphylaxis survivor; and is the host of The Best Ever You Show.

She lives with her husband and four sons in Maine. For more information, visit her ElizabethGuarino.com or BestEverYou. com

This program is free and wheelchair accessible.

For more information about library programs, visit www.kennebunklibrary.org or call 985-2173.

 Buster Keaton film

Feeling the drag of shorter winter days? Kennebunk Free Library is pleased to continue its classic comedy film series on Monday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Hank’s Room.

Bundle up, get out of the house and laugh a little beginning with a feature length film starring Buster Keaton and an evening hosted by Jim Macmath.

Macmath is the leader of the Maine chapter (a.k.a. “tent”) of Sons of the Desert, an international consortium of Laurel and Hardy enthusiasts.

There are more than 100 tents worldwide that share the timeless humor of Laurel and Hardy movies with the public. Jim is a fan of all classic comedy shorts and movies.

Stay tuned for future viewing dates.

This event is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

 Nigerian culture presentation

Kate Olise, Kennebunk Free Library patron and Nigerian native, will discuss various topics on the culture of her home country including some of her own collection of clothing and photographs.

Olise moved to Maine from Nigeria six years ago when her husband relocated for work. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The snow date is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. The event is sponsored by the Camden Conference, in partnership with the World Affairs Council. The library is a participating library bringing an extension of this conference to our community.

The Camden Conference is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues. This year’s conference will be held Feb. 19-21.

For more information about the Camden Conference, visit www.camdenconference.org, email info@camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible.

Another Chance Rescue seeks event participants

Another Chance Animal Rescue in Sanford seeks vendors for its Pet Expo, held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at North Berwick Elementary School, 25 Varney St., North Berwick.

Rescues and businesses are invited to participate for a $15 fee, which benefits Another Chance. Animals are welcome.

Businesses or groups that can do demonstrations are also sought, in addition to musical entertainment.

For more information, call Marilyn Harley at -207-490-2855 or email triker1@metrocast.com.

Valentine’s benefit dance planned

The ninth Oldies Benefit Dance is scheduled for Sat. Feb. 13 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The dance will be held at the Eagles Hall at 57 Birch St. in Biddeford.

Ticket sales are limited to 200. The proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. To date the events have raised more than $25,800.

The dance will be rock ‘n’ roll music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s provided by Oldies R Us. There will be prizes for a dance contest, trivia questions and oldies videos shown. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Bruce at 284-4692.

Brick Store Museum receives federal grant

The Brick Store Museum announced that it has received a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its project to digitize its archival collection of Kennebunks and York County photographs, to be used by the public.

More than 5,000 photographs, glass plate negatives, dageurrotypes, stereographs, and newspapers on microfilm will be included in the project. The images represent the history of the Kennebunks and York County as a whole, but have not yet been preserved digitally.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Their mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

Grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and muse- ums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov.

The Brick Store Museum’s collection of three-dimensional and archival items number close to 70,000 objects in total.

A major goal for the Museum in the coming years is to bring its collections online so that the public can gain access to its research possibilities.

To begin this process, IMLS granted the museum $24,940 to digitize its photograph collection under its Museums for America grants program; the Brick Store Museum was one of only three museums in Maine to have received this grant in 2015.

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