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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:00 am

Clean-up day Saturday

Westbrook Community Clean Up Day is Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m.-noon beginning at Riverbank Park. Participants should dress appropriately for being outside collecting litter by wearing long pants and sturdy shoes. For more information, call 591-8135.

Sign up for summer camp

Registration for Summer Camp 2013 is now open at the Westbrook Community Center, at the Fred C. Wescott Building, 426 Bridge St. All camp staff is CPR/First Aid Certified and American Red Cross Lifeguard trained and certified. Camp is $125 per week per child and runs eight, weeks from June 24-Aug.16.

Campers go on weekly field trips on Friday, swim daily and participate in structured, supervised activities and well as free play. Camp is for Westbrook children entering grades kindergarten through Grade 9.

Camp groups are broken down by grades campers are entering in the fall:

K-1, Stars; grades 2-3 Comets; grades 4-5, Astroids; grades 6-9, Teen Adventure Camp. Camp weeks are: Week 1: June 24-28, Week 2: July 1-5 (no camp July 4), Week 3: July 8-12, Week 4: July 15-19, Week 5: July 22- 26, Week 6: July 29-Aug. 2, Week 7: Aug. 5-9, Week 8: Aug. 12-16.

Parents can register children by going on line at www. For more information, call 854-0676.

Library programs

fill May calendar

May activities at Walker Memorial Library include:

Adult Events

Author Speaks Series: Finding Your Inner Moose with Susan Poulin, Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.  Wondering how to live the good life? You can really learn a lot about that from a moose. And Ida LeClair (Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose”), who draws upon her personal experiences and those of the majestic moose to offer down-to-earth advice in her hilarious new self-help book. 

Intro to Meditation: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Mo Bankey, Phoenix Rising yoga therapy practitioner.

Perennial Swap and Garden Talk: Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Master Gardener Kathleen Carr Bailey and Suzanne Brewer Ndure, a Peace Corps volunteer with experience gardening in Africa, will be speaking at the annual Friends meeting. The public is welcome! The meeting is at 5:30 p.m., the speakers will begin at 6. There will also be a perennial swap. 

Be An Advocate for Mental Illness, with Nancy Boucher: Saturday, May 25, noon.

Nancy Boucher, author and advocate, will provide some background, examples, and readings about advocacy for mental illness. 

Computer Help

Internet Basics Workshop: Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Space is limited. Call Chris Dorman at 854-0630, ext 256 to reserve space.

iPad 101: Just the Basics: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon. Space is limited. Call Chris Dorman at 854-0630, ext 256 to reserve space.

Wireless Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring tech issues, questions and devices. 

Youth Events

Toddler Storytimes: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Baby & Me Lapsit: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Crafty Kids: Styrofoam Print-Making: Saturday, May 18, 1-3 p.m..

Tax reminder

City Clerk Lynda Adams has reminded residents that taxes are due May 15.

Flags, parade

honor veterans

American flags will be placed at veterans’ grave sites in the various cemeteries on the weekend of May 18-19.  If there is a new veteran gravesite that does not receive a flag, pick up a standard and flag at the Public Services Department at 371 Saco St.

The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m.  Lineup will begin at 9:30 at the intersection of Longfellow Street and Route 25.  Those units or persons who wish to be a part of the parade should contact Bob Barton at 854-2961 by May 24. The parade will not include units or individuals that involve political or advertising affiliations.

There will be a ceremony at Riverbank Park following the parade.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Items sought for

Together Days auction

Westbrook will be holding its 34th annual Westbrook Together Days celebration on May 31 and June 1.  The celebration, hosted by the Westbrook-Gorham Chamber of Commerce, is held at Riverbank Park on Main Street.  This is the largest community event in Westbrook, attracting approximately 20,000 people over the two days.

Items are being sought for the 2013 auction.  The auction was established by Leona Glidden as a way for her to volunteer and give back to the community.  It became her contribution to the success of Westbrook Together Days.  The auction has been named name after Leona Glidden to thank her for her work. 

New items, gift certificates or services are being sought.  Participating businesses will be highlighted before and during the auction and company names will be listed on

To schedule a pick-up of a donation or for more information, contact Julie Villemaire at or 602-7401 or Dennis Dalton at or 602-7405.

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