Our two very active book groups have made their selections for January 2018!
The Morning Group will meet on Weds, 1/3 from 9:30AM-11:00AM to discuss A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles.
The Evening Group will meet on Thurs, 1/18 from 7:00PM-8:30PM to discuss Hidden Figures: The American Dream and Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Everyone is welcome to join either group. We’d love to have you join the discussion!
We are seeking donations of new or gently used children’s books to be distributed to families in need in Cape Elizabeth as part of the Book Fairy Pantry Project. FMI: Please click here!
Here’s a link to an excellent article about this project in the Sentry.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Maine Author Jeffrey Ryan took 28 years to hike the Appalachian Trail. He kept meticulous notes and shot wonderful film, then digital shots of his journey. Please join us on December 14th to hear behind-the-scenes stories of Jeff’s humorous and eventful tale from his highly acclaimed first book: Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail.
Jeff will also talk about his newly released 2nd book: Blazing Ahead; Benton Mackaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry That Built the Appalachian Trail. Jeff traveled the country researching the unlikely partnership and rivalry between two men who dreamed of, and then created the AT – an undisputed national treasure.
Copies of Appalachian Odyssey and Blazing Ahead will be available for purchase and the author would be delighted to sign copies.
Click here and scroll down to learn more about Jeff!
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn about the fascinating world of one of the most ubiquitous–and surprisingly mysterious, wildlife species in Maine, the Gray Squirrel. Noah Perlut, professor of biology at the University of New England, heads up Project Squirrel, a student-staffed research program (The Squirrelologists!) conducted on UNE’s Biddeford Campus. Perlut will discuss the project’s findings, and help us appreciate this fascinating denizen of Maine’s backyards, woods, and cities.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Seabird Sue” Schubel is the Outreach Educator for Audubon’s Project Puffin. She has been researching puffins and other seabirds since 1984 in Maine, California and the Galapagos.
We are excited to have Seabird Sue with us to share her expertise and insights about Maine’s puffin population. Click here and scroll down to learn more about Sue.
Paperwhites require little more than to be potted and watered to produce clusters of fragrant blooms to cheer up your winter household. In this workshop, hosted by The Cape Elizabeth Garden Club, we’ll show you how to grow these gorgeous bloomers with nothing more than water and stones or pebbles.
Please bring a watertight container with sides about three to four inches high to contain the bulbs. Rock chips and bulbs will be provided.
The workshop starts at 6:30. Please join us for coffee and snacks beginning at 6 p.m.
This event is open to the public. You don’t have to be a member of the Garden Club to attend!