The Shamrocks, of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, is a group of women who have come together from different backgrounds and experiences who strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which they live. They have decided to be a part of Ryan’s Case for Smiles, a nationwide nonprofit group dedicated to creating beautiful, colorful pillowcases that are donated to local hospitals for children with serious illnesses.
The American Red Cross community blood drive will be held from 1-6 p.m., Friday, April 22 at the VFW Post 4525 hall on Mill Street in Waldoboro (with plenty of parking). Call the Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.
There is still time for volunteers who would like to participate in the Bremen Cleanup on Saturday, April 23. The Patriotic Club will have coffee and snacks available for those who come by the Bremen Fire Department to get their trash bags. At about noon, volunteers will pick up the trash bags, along with any other large items left at the roadside. Anyone wishing to volunteer should call Juanita at 529-2355.
Sally Field stars in “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” Thursday, April 21, followed by a new “foodie” film (and Sundance Film Festival favorite), “City of Gold,” starting Friday at The Harbor Theatre.
This week we have the fourth and final showing in our free Shakespeare series in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard. We hope you’ll join us for this Shakespeare comedy classic in a modern retelling.
This is a big week at The Harbor Theatre. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” plays on Thursday, April 14 followed by Sally Field in “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” plus there will be two special events: Director Travis Mills will host a screening of his film “Durant’s Never Closes” at 2 p.m., Saturday April 16 and at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 there will be a free screening of “How To Die In Oregon,” followed by discussion.
A real king, a real queen, and a real ocean rescue form the basis of the stories of the play, the opera, and the new movie screening this week at the theater. True stories ripped, as is said, from the headlines.
Lincoln Academy’s Sigma Sigma Chi Sorority will raise money in April for Maine’s March of Dimes March for Babies.
Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful, which helps build and sustain a clean, green, and more beautiful Pemaquid watershed region, has announced the launch of the 2016 Great American Cleanup.
An evening of community and school fun is on tap at the annual Nobleboro Nonsense fundraising event Friday, April 8, at Nobleboro Central School, 194 Center St., Nobleboro. Ticket sales and dinner will run from 5-6:30 p.m.; prize drawings will start at 6:30 p.m.
“Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” continues this week at The Harbor Theatre, 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.
The Alna Volunteer Fire Department will be having a ham-and-bean supper from 4:30-6 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at the fire station, 1579 Alna Road, Alna. The cost is $8 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. The dinner will feature ham, baked beans, salads, rolls, pies, coffee, milk, and lemonade. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
In April, for our Friday free offerings at 2 p.m., we will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with four classic productions in partnership with BBC Worldwide North America. We will start off the four-part series April 1 with “As You Like It,” starring Vanessa Redgrave.
The Easter Bunny will arrive at the Waldoboro Fire Department on Route 1 at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 26. The Easter Bunny will hide colored eggs full of candy for children to find. After the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children. The event is sponsored by the firefighters. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.