for Sandy Winde
On Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a benefit will be held for Sandy Winde who is battling pancreatic cancer. The event is at Windham Baptist Church, 973 River Road. Shop locally for a variety of local products as well as a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle. Show your support for this worthy cause. All proceeds go to Sandy and his family.
Free Tax Prep
Free federal and state of Maine income preparation and electronic filing is offered each Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. at Unity Gardens, located at 124 Tandberg Trail in Windham. All return preparation is done by IRS-certified volunteer income tax preparers and is open to taxpayers of all ages. To learn more or to make an appointment, call 894-5110. This program is run by AARP Tax-Aide, a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.
Finding What’s Lost
On Saturday, March 16, Ernie Mitchell, a member of Windham Historical Society will present a program about metal detecting at 9 a.m. at Windham Public Library. With more than 40 years of experience, Mitchell has discovered many relics and artifacts on land and in the sea. He has hunted from Maine to Florida and most extensively here in New England. The program is open to the public and refreshments will be available following the program. The Society will hold a membership meeting following the event. Come learn about what to look for, where to look and what surprises you might discover.
St. Patrick’s Day dinner
The second annual St. Patrick’s Day Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Windham Veterans Center. Hosted by the American Legion Field-Allen Post 148, the proceeds of this dinner will be used for scholarships for the class of 2013. Menu includes a traditional New England-style boiled dinner with corned beef, cabbage and the works. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Barry Lombard, 653-5349, or Dave Tanguay, 892-1306, for ticket information.
Corned Beef Supper
Windham Hill UCC will hold its first public supper of the year on Saturday, March 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu features corned beef and all the good ol’ boiled dinner favorites, fresh baked Irish soda bread and ice cream for dessert. Make plans to arrive early, as this is a very popular supper. $8 per person, $5 for age 12 and under.
Comedian Bob Marley will appear at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Windham High School. Proceeds will benefit Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors fuel fund and Camp Sunshine. Tickets are $15 and available at Corsetti’s Market, Hoggy’s Market and Windham High School store.
On Saturday, March 23, “A Night of Bluegrass” will be held at North Windham Union Church. This is the first in a series of monthly community concerts the church will hold with part of the proceeds used to benefit local charities, one of which is the Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors. $10 adults, $8 for seniors and students.
Tea for You
The next Tea for You at the Library will be held Tuesday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. All ages are welcome. Stop in and enjoy tasty tea and goodies. For more information, call Laurel or Barbara at 892-1908.
On Tuesday, March 19, the Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will offer a Medicare seminar and counseling for the Lakes Region at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. The Medicare seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. In addition, one-on-one counseling with volunteer Medicare advocates is available from 9 a.m. to noon. Call to register for the upcoming seminar or to make a one-on-one appointment with a Medicare advocate at 396-6500 or 1-800-427-7411. Walk-ins can usually be accommodated. Further opportunities for these services will occur at the same location in April. Visit the website at www.smaaa.org to learn more about the many other services that are available.
Veterans Health Services
On March 20, combat veteran and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Clifford Trott from Portland Vet Center, is available at Windham Veterans Center for appointments with veterans seeking information and/or help. Call 780-3584 to make an appointment. These sessions are one-on-one and strictly confidential. Drop-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.
A certain sign of spring is the launch of the annual Buy-a-Bale fundraiser for Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals on River Road. The MSSPA will raise $100,000 to buy hay for the horses and your help is needed. Please visit and donate online at www.msspa.org or send your check to MSSPA, P.O. Box 10, South Windham, ME 04082-0010 or, best of all, visit the farm and make your donation to help feed the horses. Just $5 per bale and it feeds a horse for an entire day!
North Windham 21st Century Downtown Plan Available
Copies of the adopted North Windham 21st Century Downtown Plan are available for download from the Town’s website www.windhamweb.com. Go to the Planning Department section of the site. Paper copies can also be requested from the Planning Department for a reproduction fee of $5.
The Windham Clothes Closet is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to Windham residents and those from surrounding towns. The Food Pantry is Monday through Thursday and is open for Windham residents only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Madeline at 892-1931.