Tales from Hiking the Pacific Coast Trail

Tuesday, 11/27
6:30-7:30 PM

In 2010 Anne O’Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year. Starting in Campo, California on the Mexican border, she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada. 

Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way.

Click here and scroll down to learn more about Anne!

Senior Tech – November

Wednesday, November 28
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Senior Tech meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
 
If you have tech questions, we’ll help you in any way we can working together as a group, and addressing individual questions. If you give us your questions in advance, we’ll be SURE to have answers. Or just ask your questions when you get here and we’ll help you solve them.
 
Bring your curiosity and bring your devices!

This Is Us: Creating Meaningful Family Traditions

Thursday, November 29
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 

Hands with dandelion rings

A workshop for parents, grandparents, teachers and any adult who loves a child!

Research shows that traditions are one of the three pillars of strong, healthy families. As we enter the holiday season, come explore the importance of family traditions, share your traditions, and look at establishing new traditions. Traditions are behaviors and routines that give a family it’s identity and purpose. They pass through generations connecting us and giving us all a sense of belonging.

We will read together The Rag Doll Gift, a children’s picture book authored by Karen Richards Toothaker, about the strength of family, the comfort of tradition, and the boundlessness of love. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Portland Stage Talk-Back Series: Dickens’ Scholar Andrew Harris

Saturday, December 1
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We are excited to have Portland Stage join us for a series of “talk-backs” about each of their upcoming shows. 

This season, Portland Stage is looking at borders, boundaries, and how we embrace, or wish to change them. Each play looks at how we celebrate, rebel against, or embrace and understand our place in the world.

In December, Charles Dickens’ scholar Andrew Harris joins us to talk about this classic story that reminds us of the role love plays in a season of celebration. 

Animal Advocates Club 2018

cat and puppy

For kids in grades 3 – 6

Kids meet monthly with Felicia Mazzone from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, along with a live animal friend from the shelter. Learn about the work that the shelter does, and help Felicia with projects to benefit shelter animals.

Meeting Dates
The club meets one Thursday a month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m
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October 17: ARLGP Intro- What do we do as a shelter
November 15: What pets need, choosing a pet
December 20: Holiday ornaments for pets
January 17: Careers for people who like to work with animals
February 14: Valentine’s treats for pets
March 21: Animal safe candy choices
April 25: Making toys for pets
May 16: Shelter Helpers Project to benefit shelter animals

No registration necessary!

Art Gallery Opening! Paris: Simple Stories – Candid Shots

Tuesday, December 4
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 

Richard Wexler and his wife Elizabeth are long time Cape residents. A recently retired physician, Richard focused on improving the quality of care during much of his professional career. He also has a long-standing interest in photography, having studied at Maine College of Art and elsewhere.

Since retiring, he and Elizabeth have spent a number of months living in Paris. This spawned Richard’s interest in street photography and is the setting for his show at the Thomas Memorial Library: “Paris: Simple Stories – Candid Shots”.

The opening reception, sponsored by the TML Foundation, is on December 4 from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs through December 28th. We hope you’ll stop by to see Richard’s beautiful photography.