2013-11-08 / Community

Community News

Parade is Monday

The South Portland War Veteran’s Memorial Association, which is made up of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832 and the American Legion Post 35, will hold a Veteran’s Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11.

The parade will form at Southern Maine Community College at the end of Broadway, near the ocean, at 9:15 a.m. and step off at 10 a.m. It will continue down Broadway to the Veteran’s Monunment, just beyond Pratt Abbott, where there will be a short service.

Harvest Fair benefits cheering

South Portland Youth Cheering will hold its fourth annual Harvest Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland.

More than 30 crafters and vendors will exhibit. Raffle and food items will be for sale. Funds benefit the nonprofit organization that offers cheerleading instruction and competition to second through eighth graders in South Portland. To reserve a table, email tracy. bissonnette@gmail.com.

Center provides free classes

On the Move Fitness in South Portland will provide free classes to anyone who is receiving treatment for breast cancer. It is located at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland.

Classes include Zumba, Mommy and Me, Zumba in Da Club, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Punk Rope, Gospel Z and yoga. For a more complete listing, call 799-0042 or visit onthemovefitnessme.com.

Storyteller to perform

Internationally acclaimed storyteller, Odds Bodkin, will visit Thomas Memorial Library at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Bodkin will present “The Harvest: Stories of Thanksgiving,” featuring three harvest tales from throughout the world for all ages. Twice the subject of Lincoln Center Institute in New York’s “Window on the Work,” Bodkin has performed at The White House, the National Storytelling Festival, in Thailand and Great Britain, and across America at schools, museums, universities and festivals. His recordings and books have won Indie awards, Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver awards and Storytelling World awards.

Since 1982, Bodkin has made his living as a master storyteller, author, creative musician and educator. He carries a large repertoire of folk tales from cultures around the world, an extensive collection of Greek myths, American and New England folklore, ghost stories and teaching fables, all performed with live original music, character voices, vocal effects and narration. His original musical accompaniments on 12-string and electric guitar, Celtic harp, African thumb piano and other instruments flavor his performance tales with movie-like scores, creating a cinematic experience for the imagining listener.

The program is made possible through support of Jean and Steve Lavallee and the Brentwood neighborhood in Cape Elizabeth as a result of their annual Wifflepalooza Wiffle ball tournament, which was held this past August for the 10th year. Complete details about the program, as well of videos of Bodkin in performance, can be found on the library’s website, www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

Artisans support CCC

Artists whose works are featured at Casco Bay Artisans, located at 63 Market St. in Portland, have teamed up with CBA owners to support Cancer Community Center in South Portland in its tireless effort to assist local people feeling impacts of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The opening will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. The White Cap Grille will provide light refreshments for guests.

Twenty percent of the evening’s profits will benefit Cancer Community Center. Handmade jewelry, original oil and pastel paintings, sculptures, clocks, mosaics and more will be featured at the grand opening celebration.

“This is a great opportunity for folks to start their holiday shopping. They can get a one-of-a-kind gift and feel good that their purchase is also going to help Maine people with cancer receive free wellness and emotional support services,” Swarts said.

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