Beyond Tulips: Unusual Spring Bulbs You Can Plant This Fall

fritillaria meleagrisTuesday, September 26
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Coffee will be served at 6:00 p.m.; the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Lisa Colburn, author of The Maine Garden Journal: Insider Secrets for People Who Love to Put Their Hands in the Dirt, will speak about unusual bulbs you can plant in the fall for spring bloom. All are welcome!

         Presented in partnership with the Cape Elizabeth Garden Club

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?”

In his talk, Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: “If I had an hour to convince you of Judy Garland’s place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?”

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The Animal Advocates Club for Grades 5 – 8 Is Back!

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!

Join our Community Discussion of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

Picture of Dorian Gray

Professor Shelton Waldrep from USM will help us understand how Wilde’s text informs our understanding of current social trends and our expectations for the future. The Picture of Dorian Gray, published in 1890, explores the themes of narcissism and the nature of evil. As young aesthete Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. The book has been adapted for film and television more than a dozen times, most recently in a 2009 movie starring Colin Firth.

No registration is necessary to join our discussion, which will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. FMI: Please click here!