POLAND – The Poland Spring Preservation Society announces a series of appearances of “Shakespeare in the Round,” featuring Duncan Inches. Inches will perform as William Shakespeare at 2 and 7 p.m. July 7, 8, and 9 in the three-story Maine State Building Museum, Route 26, in Poland Spring. Tickets are on sale for $5 in advance or $7 at the door (if available). Call 207-998-4142 to obtain tickets or book group seating.

Wildlife speaker

LEWISTON – David Sparks, wildlife rehabilitator, will give a talk about his work and introduce some of his animals on at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Children’s Room of the Lewiston Public Library. The event is free but tickets are required.

In the coming weeks, the library will also be hosting Mad Science, Fire and Ice on Friday, July 29, and Martha Dana and her Giant Puppets on Monday, Aug. 1. All events will be held at 10 a.m. and require tickets.

For more information, contact the library at 784-0135, extension 4 or go online at lplonline.org.

Scrabble games

AUBURN – The Scrabble Club met June 26 and tournament players Tom Davis and Sean McKinney battled it out in a close game, 465-446, while novices Pam Thoits and Esther Shapiro were even closer, 283-277.

Shapiro won two of her games, while Club Director Sharon Hawkes managed to win all three of hers, by playing two bingos in each game.

Highest-scoring bingo (by Hawkes) was SPIKIER for 104. Highest non-bingo was XENIA, played by McKinney for 81 points, by placing the X on a triple letter square next to an E, and ending the word on a double word square. With plays like that, he didn’t need a bingo!

Play will resume at the next club meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the Great Falls School, High Street in Auburn. Players at all levels are invited to attend. Call 344-0026 for more information.

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