The South Portland Public (*20*) is hosting a Diaper Drive between Monday, Nov. 22 and Monday, Dec. 20. These wishing to donate could drop off diapers at both the Most important (*20*) or the Department (*20*) location, throughout enterprise hours and library employees will ship them to a Maine Diaper Financial institution.
One in three U.S. households expertise diaper want. Infants with out clear diapers are uncovered to extra potential well being dangers and are much less prone to be accepted to daycares, leaving dad and mom unable to attend work. The Nationwide Diaper Financial institution Community supplies fundamental requirements required to construct the sturdy foundations all kids, households and people have to thrive and attain their full potential.
Maine’s diaper financial institution networks present almost 300,000 diapers yearly to households in Maine, together with the South Portland group. Presently, there’s a explicit want for bigger diaper sizes (5 and 6 most popular) in addition to wipes.
For extra details about the Nationwide Diaper Financial institution Community, go to www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org. For extra details about South Portland Public (*20*)’s Diaper Drive, go to www.SouthPortlandLibrary.com or name 767-7660, ext. 2.
Sen. Carney to host public workplace hours in Cape Elizabeth
Senator Anne Carney (D-Cape Elizabeth) will maintain public workplace hours on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the Residing Room contained in the Thomas Memorial (*20*) in Cape Elizabeth.
Workplace hours present native residents an opportunity to fulfill with their representatives to ask questions and get assist with state authorities companies. Carney will even give updates on their laws and the Legislature’s work extra broadly.
Those that can’t make the occasion, however nonetheless want to join with Carney, can attain out any time. To contact Sen. Carney, name 207-287-1515 or electronic mail [email protected]
What: Public workplace hours
Who: Sen. Anne Carney
When: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15
The place: Thomas Memorial (*20*), 6 Scott Dyer Street, Cape Elizabeth
Carney represents Senate District 29, which incorporates Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and a part of Scarborough.
Land belief schedules presentation
South Portland Land Belief members and the general public are invited to attend the group’s digital annual assembly on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. This 12 months’s annual assembly will function a particular presentation on “Re-Wilding Your Yard and Land” by Anna Fialkov, program supervisor of The Wild Seed Mission
The annual assembly is a a chance for attendees to be taught extra concerning the land belief’s objectives and actions, to evaluate a number of the group’s 2021 accomplishments, to honor the numerous volunteers which have devoted almost 200 hours all year long, and to assist elect officers and new members of the board of administrators.
“Although this has been a difficult 12 months for all of us,” mentioned Richard Rottkov, land belief president, in a information launch, “we took some vital steps for shifting South Portland Land Belief ahead, guaranteeing we keep targeted on our mission: conserving open house, creating and connecting trails and interesting our group with the pure world.”
In partnership with Maine Audubon, the Wild Seed Mission is providing the discuss and extra in-depth coaching on reworking residence lawns and gardens into layers of native vegetation. The emphasis can be how you can undertake conscious practices that profit wildlife and the planet’s well being and planting native bushes that assist native meals webs.
South Portland Land Belief is a non-public, nonprofit land belief devoted to the conservation of open house and the enlargement of path networks which might be important traditionally, educationally, recreationally, or ecologically to the folks of South Portland.
For extra data and to search out the Zoom hyperlink, contact the South Portland Land Belief at [email protected] or go to the land belief’s Fb and www.southportlandlandtrust.org/.
Carney, Morales to host public workplace hours in South Portland
Senator Anne Carney, D-Cape Elizabeth, and Rep. Victoria Morales, D-South Portland, will maintain public workplace hours on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Exercise Room inside Redbank Community Middle in South Portland.
Workplace hours present native residents an opportunity to fulfill with their representatives to ask questions and get assist with state authorities companies. Carney and Morales will even give updates on their laws and the Legislature’s work extra broadly.
Those that can’t make the occasion, however nonetheless want to join with Carney or Morales, can attain out any time. For Carney, name 207-287-1515 or ship an electronic mail to [email protected] For Morales, name 207-287-1430 or ship an electronic mail to [email protected]
What: Public workplace hours
Who: Sen. Anne Carney and Rep. Victoria Morales
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15
The place: Redbank Community Middle, 95 Macarthur Circle West, South Portland
Carney represents Senate District 29, which incorporates Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and a part of Scarborough. Morales represents Home District 33, which incorporates a part of South Portland.
South Portland Toy Drive occasion is Dec. 11
The South Portland Christmas Toy Drive helped greater than 280 South Portland kids with new heat coats, boots and toys final 12 months. One-hundred % of the cash raised goes straight to purchasing the wanted gadgets for kids.
That is tenth 12 months of the drive and includes a partnership with the South Portland Police Division, South Portland Police Patrolmen’s Affiliation, South Portland college system, South Portland Skilled Firefighters Native 1476, South Portland Community Middle, Maine Roofing, Inc., Evie’s Ferry Village Watering Gap, Port Harbor Marine and Peoples United – Millcreek.
The annual toy drive occasion is being held at Evie’s Ferry Village Watering Gap, 121 Sawyer St., South Portland on Saturday, Dec. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Convey new unwrapped toys and revel in an evening of enjoyable and cocktails.
Every year the toy drive collects lots of of toys, boots and coats that are distributed to households with the assistance of cops. This 12 months, the group anticipates a fair better want as so many have suffered by the hands of the pandemic. Organizers are on the lookout for companies, teams or people to “undertake kids” for the drive. All contributors have to do is specify what number of kids they’d like to purchase a coat, boots and a few toys for.
The drive can be on the lookout for donations of latest, unwrapped toys, artwork provides, teen gadgets and present playing cards that may be dropped off at any of the companies listed on the posters round city. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 10.
Organizers have made it simpler to donate this 12 months and have added QR codes to the posters that can take contributors on to the GOFUNDME website (www.gofundme.com/f/SoPoChristmasToyDrive) or to the Venmo account @so-po-christmas-toy-drive).
Individuals can even make checks payable to: SPPPA Community Wants Fund. Checks and/or present playing cards could be dropped off or mailed to:
Maine Roofing- 24 Bishop Ave., South Portland, ME 04106.
Toy drop-off areas:
Maine Roofing, Inc., 24 Bishop Ave., South Portland
South Portland Police Division, 30 Anthoine St., South Portland
South Portland Fireplace Station – Money Nook, 360 Most important St., South Portland
South Portland Community Middle – 21 Nelson Street, South Portland
Port Harbor Marine, 1 Spring Level Drive, South Portland
Individuals’s United Financial institution – Millcreek, 15 Hinckley Drive, South Portland
Snap Health, 747 Broadway, South Portland
April Cohen Crew, 382A Cottage Street, South Portland
For extra data or to undertake a household, contact Liz Darling at Maine Roofing, Inc., 207-767-4243 or electronic mail [email protected]
Vacation Honest scheduled for Dec. 4
A classic Christmas would be the focus of the annual Vacation Honest on the First Congregational Church of Scarborough (167 Black Level Street) on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to midday.
Featured within the parish corridor and the church sacristy can be breakfast cake and occasional, handmade gadgets with a Maine theme, vacation greens, Christmas gadgets, quilts, crafts, jewellery, kitchen-ware, hand knits, home made baked items, sweet and a cookie stroll.
Proceeds will go to the church’s charitable efforts. Masks are required. For extra data, name 883-2342.
A Christmas Survival Information on the Lyric
Lyric Music Theater presents A Christmas Survival Information, Dec. 3-12. Friday and Saturday exhibits are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
The price is $19 for kids and seniors and $23 for adults. For extra data, go to www.lyricmusictheater.org or name 207-799-1421.
A Christmas Survival Information is a musical revue that takes a wry and figuring out have a look at a a worrying season. Armed with a duplicate of the e book, “A Christmas Survival Information” and an optimistic angle, the characters cost into an city vacation panorama trying to find the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they be taught to deal with the season in methods which might be each hilarious and heartwarming.
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