PORTLAND – Several women who have been touched by abortion will tell their story as part of the nationwide campaign, “Silent No More,” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the State of Maine Room in City Hall. State leaders for the campaign are Leslie Sneddon of Richmond and Sue Rowland of Gorham.

Pro life talk

AUGUSTA – Judie Brown, president of American Life League, will be the guest speaker at the Pro Life Education Association’s annual recognition luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Senator Inn. She will discuss “30 Years of Roe – What Now?”

Reservations are required and can be obtained by writing to Patricia Truman, 85 Second St., Hallowell, ME 04347 and enclosing a check payable to PLEA for $15 for each reservation.

For more information, call Gerry Thibodeau at (work) 947-3325 or (home) 989-1290.

Sierra event

FREEPORT – The Maine chapter of the Sierra Club will hold its annual lobster bake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Winslow Park, Staples Point Road. Luncheon speaker will be Patrick McGowan, commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation, who will discuss “Maine Wilderness Protection.” For reservations, people can call 761-5616 or e-mail [email protected]

Greyhound rescue

AUGUSTA – The Maine Greyhound Placement Service, a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for retired racing greyhounds, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, at its new location on the Old Belgrade Road across from the Maine Veterans Cemetery back entrance.

Formerly located in Bridgton, the service is in the process of moving the adoption center operations there.

Many activities are planned: raffles, silent auction, guest speakers, contests, food, dog wares and door prizes. Greyhound adoption information will be available.

Admission is $5; under 14, free. Proceeds will go toward greyhound adoption efforts. For more information or directions, people can call Andrea at 783-7440 or visit www.greyhoundplacement.com.

Girls’ workshop

BRUNSWICK – Martin’s Point Health Care will offer a self-esteem building workshop for teenage girls, “Go Girls,” four times.

Free and open to all adolescent girls in the area, the single-session workshops will be 3 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at Martin’s Point Health Care, Farley Road.

The confidential workshops will focus on issues such as body image, dieting and lifestyle. Space is limited and reservations are welcome. For information, people can call the center at 828-2497 or 1-800-260-6681 or visit www.martinspoint.org.

Outdoor classes

AUGUSTA – The Pine Tree State Arboretum is offering 11 outdoor classrooms, including a pond, wetland and forest, five miles of trails through woods and open fields, and two dozen plant and tree collections.

Programs are available weekday mornings during September and October. Programs are conducted in small groups by staff and volunteers and last up to one and a half hours.

Groups must provide one chaperone for every six students. The cost is $2.50 a child with a $35 group minimum. Groups are welcome to stay for a picnic lunch or a teacher-led activity. Self-guided tours are also possible.

For more information, reservations or a brochure, people can call 621-0031 or e-mail [email protected]


LEWISTON – MaineWatch, Maine’s only weekly public affairs and debate program, returns to Maine PBS for its 18th season at a new time and day beginning Friday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m. Producer and host Barbara Cariddi will be joined by Maine Public Radio’s Fred Bever as they continue to provide in-depth reports on some of Maine’s major stories. Every Friday night, Cariddi, Bever and their guests will cover current topics.

The program will air on Maine Public Radio on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. prior to being shown on Maine PBS.

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