USM program on street dust
PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine and Cornerstones of Science announce the final installment of the Fall 2012 Science Cafes in the Atrium series held at Portland Public Library, Monument Square, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Professor of chemistry Lucille Benedict will discuss “Street Dust's Dirty Little Secrets,” explaining what pollutants her research has uncovered in the street dust we breath, how these pollutants get there and what impact it has on our local environment.
The Science Cafe format is an informal approach to discussing and understanding scientific research and its relevance to people in their everyday lives. The event will offer light refreshments in an informal, casual atmosphere. Students, young professionals and anyone interested in getting the inside look at what scientists are doing – and why – are invited to attend. The event is free and open to the public.
FMH Auxiliary bake, craft sale
FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Auxiliary will hold a holiday bake and craft sale Friday, Dec. 7, in FMH Bass Room, from 8 a.m. until items are gone.
Library, museum Winter Festival
TURNER — Turner Public Library and History Museum will hold the ninth annual Winter Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Leavitt Institute Building, Turner Center.
There will be a silent auction, raffle, craft exhibits/sales, Hornets in Harmony, story time, Santa Claus listening and Mrs. Claus reading, luncheon, bake sales, Christmas decoration sales and a Giving Tree Food Drive.
Santa's Workshop Dec. 8 at St. Luke's
WILTON — Santa’s Workshop will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 59 High St., at the corner of School and High streets. Arrive early for best selection.
Annually, on the second Saturday in December, Santa’s Workshop provides community children with an affordable alternative while shopping for gifts during the holidays. Adults can enjoy complimentary refreshments in “Santa’s Kitchen” while youths shop for new and gently used items to give loved ones. No items cost more than $1 and kids receive free custom gift-wrapping before leaving Santa’s Workshop.
Call 645-2639 for more information or to make donations of items.
Extension to meet Dec. 13
INDUSTRY — The Industry Extension will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Betty Wing's. The holiday party will take place. Everyone is invited.
For more information contact Barbara Titcomb at 778-6780.