Rose society

WISCASSET – The Mid-Maine Rose Society will hold a Christmas meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, at LaGarage Restaurant. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.

There will be a $5 limit gift exchange for male or female and those attending can bring a gift for a nursing home patient if they wish.

Camera topics

HALLOWELL – The Capital Area Camera Club meeting on “Fading Memories – Photo Preservations” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Harlow Art Gallery, 160 Water St.

Jim Henderson will talk about digital preservation of photos and understanding metadata.

Henderson was director of the Maine State Archives from 1987 until he retired in June. Prior to becoming state archivist in 1987, he served as deputy secretary of state for corporations, elections and commissions and served in the State Legislature from 1975 through 1979.

Henderson has taught political science at Texas Tech University, the University of Maine, and is on the adjunct faculty at Southern New Hampshire University. A graduate of Skowhegan High School and the University of Maine, he holds a PhD from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

He publishes Maine: An Encyclopedia, an interactive DVD and CD-ROM, an HTML-based resource that includes text, internal hyperlinks, thousands of still images and 50- plus moving images.

Marie Pierce show will show how to make those “Holiday Greeting Cards” and Dawna Leavitt will show how to make a 2008 calendar.

Capital Area Camera Club membership is open to everyone who enjoys photography. New members and guest are welcomed. For more information, call Leavitt at 377-2052.

Need volunteers

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy will host the Northern Maine FIRST LEGO League Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 9. Sponsored by Maine Robotics, the high-tech competition is one of two tournaments scheduled in Maine this year.

The event, in the Alexander Fieldhouse, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3 p.m. The public is invited to observe free. Thomas Bickford, president and director of Maine Robotics, said volunteers from the community are being sought to assist in all areas of competition.

This year’s theme, “Power Puzzle,” will challenge children ages 9 to 14 to investigate the world of alternate power sources.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer should contact Amy Gutow, director of the MMA Conferences Department, 326-2283. For more information, visit http://www.firstlegoleague.org. For more information on Maine Robotics, visit http://www.mainerobotics.org or contact Bickford at 866-4340 or [email protected]


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