The Animal Advocates Club for Grades 5 – 8 Begins September 28!

puppy in teacupKids in grades 5 – 8 can become part of this year’s Animal Advocates Club, offered in partnership with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP.) The club meets once a month after school with Felicia Mazzone from ARLGP for hands-on fun and learning through service projects, plus a different live animal friend from the shelter each month. FMI and registration information, please click here!

Explore the Legacy of Judy Garland

judy garland photoThursday, 9/28, 6:30 p.m

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman, will delve into the life of the renowned American singer, actress, and vaudevillian, Judy Garland. The one-and-a-quarter hour multimedia presentation will examine Garland’s life and career, feature nine audio-video clips, and will include time for questions. In his talk, Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: “If I had about one hour to convince you of Judy Garland’s place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?”

Please click here for more info.

Opossums in Maine, with Katie Brodeur from the Center for Wildlife

October 5, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Opossum familyKatie Brodeur, Environmental Educator from the Center for Wildlife, will discuss the importance of opossums to Maine’s ecosystem, as well as their unique characteristics. She will be joined by Wilbur, a live opossum Ambassador from the center. Discover why opossums are creatures you should want to have as residents in your backyard!

Wilbur, the Opossum Ambassador from the Center for Wildlife About Wilbur
Wilbur came to the Center for Wildlife in 2017 from a Safe and Sound Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Saco. He was found as an infant after being hit by a vehicle and was covered in fly eggs. Wilbur has limited movement and a clubbed foot, and is an absolute love.

Two Brothers and a Team of Mules Hit the Oregon Trail

Tuesday, 10/10
6:30-8:00 p.m.
 
Journalist Rinker Buck had an inspiration: Could he re-create a trek along what’s left of the Oregon Trail in a 19th-century wagon pulled by a team of mules?
 
Please join us on Tuesday, 10/10, as Buck weaves together the history of the Trail with the adventures he and his brother Nick, and Nick’s hyper Jack Russell terrier Olive Oyl, faced as they traveled for four months in a canvas-covered, 12′ x 38″ box on wheels! When technology fails and road signs disappear, the true adventure begins.
 
Buck’s slides will take us to scenes we can only imagine in the book. And in case you haven’t read it, we’ll have copies of Buck’s book, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, available for signing and purchase.