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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Price Is Right

Don’t forget, tonight is the night to come on down. The Windham High School Class of 2014 is hosting their second annual Price is Right fundraiser, a night simulating the favorite old game show in which the audience participates and wins prizes.  This fun event will be held on Friday, March 15, at Windham High School. Doors open for concessions at 5 p.m. and the game will begin at 6:30. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for students. There will be a lot of great prizes and everyone has an excellent chance to get on stage. Come on down for a fun night while helping the junior class.

Love for Sandy

The Love for Sandy craft fair will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Windham Baptist Church on River Road to benefit Sandy Winde who is battling pancreatic cancer. There will also be a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sandy has given so much to others. He is a scout leader, coach, community volunteer, and Eagle Scout to name a few, and now it is our turn to give back to him. All table proceeds will go to the Winde family to assist in medical costs and family expenses.

A Night of Laughs

Don’t forget, New England’s “King of Comedy” will be performing at Windham High School on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the high school, Corsetti’s or Hoggy’s. All proceeds will go to benefit Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Camp Sunshine.  

First Sunrise of Spring

Back by popular demand, the “First Sunrise of Spring” hike will be hosted by Loon Echo Land Trust on its lovely Bald Pate Mountain on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 a.m. This moderate hike begins at the main parking lot of Bald Pate Mountain with a 25-minute ascent to the summit to catch the sunrise at 6:46 a.m. and officially welcome spring at 7:02 a.m. In the past, trekkers have been treated to a glorious sight as the sun peeks over Rattlesnake Mountain and casts the day’s first shadows. A tailgate party with hot cocoa and donuts will be held back at the parking lot. What a perfect way to kick off your day and the much-anticipated spring season.

Japanese Flower Art

The Raymond Village Library is pleased to welcome back Jessica Fay, owner of Raymond Village Florist, to teach a flower-arranging class at the library. This spring’s class will take place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. and will focus on Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. As is true of all other arts, Ikebana is creative expression resulting from color combinations, natural shapes, and graceful lines and is much more than mere floral decoration.

The cost for the class is $15 and includes all the materials including the container for each participant to bring home. A sign-up sheet is now available at the library for those who wish to register. Payment for the class will be due at time of registration. Class is limited to 15, so be sure to sign up early. Nothing says spring like beautiful flowers.

Children’s Book Sale

Got Kids? If you do, then you need kids’ books. On Sunday, March 24, the Raymond Village Library will have a special children’s book sale to help supplement your collection. If you buy two books, you get a third book free. The paperback books are selling for 50 cents each and the hardcover books for only a dollar each. There will be picture books, first reader books, and books for young adults. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Stop by to pick up a few of your kids’ favorites.

Spaghetti Supper

 The LEO Club at Windham High School, a service-based organization affiliated with the Lions Club, is sponsoring a spaghetti supper and cake raffle on Sunday, March 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the Windham Veteran’s Center. Tickets are only $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 12 and under or $12 for a family.  Tickets may be purchased at the event or by contacting Karen Petcher at Windham High School via e-mail or telephone ( or 892-1810, ext. 387.

Vacation Anyone?

With warmer weather around the corner, are you starting to think of lakeside vacations? If so, Point Sebago is a fabulous place to stay and you have the chance to spend a week there for only $5. Point Sebago has generously donated a gift certificate for a five-day stay to the Raymond Village Library. This vacation package is for June 16-21, 2013. Raffle tickets are now being sold at the library for $5 each and 4 tickets for $15. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday, May 26. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of library materials. “We are pleased to contribute to the community through this partnership with the Raymond Village Library,” said Don Toms, general manager of Point Sebago. Buy your tickets now and enjoy a week at the beautiful resort located on Sebago Lake.

‘Get the Next One’ Baseball Camp

The Windham Baseball program will be holding its first “Get the Next One” baseball camp during the months of April, May, and June. This will be a camp for all baseball players aged 9 to 15 and will focus on the development of the fundamentals involved with the game of baseball. The camp is run by Windham High School Varsity Baseball Coach Brody Artes, his coaching staff, and high school players. In addition to focusing on the fundamentals of baseball, 13-15 year olds will be introduced to the big diamond on the Windham High School varsity field. This camp will be held on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. for 9-12 year olds players and 4-6 p.m. for 13-15 year old players. The cost is $125 per player. For a registration form or more information, call the school at 892-1810. 

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