Author Talk: Susan Deborah King
Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m. (Prince Memorial Library)
Prince Memorial Library will host poet Susan Deborah King on Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. She will read from and discuss her fifth collection of poems, Dropping into the Flower.
Her new book focuses in detail on many varieties of flowers, and through them explores many aspects of life: love, mortality, ecology, myth, history, politics, healing, grief, and the transcendent. Formerly a Presbyterian minister and psychotherapist, Susan teaches writing and leads retreats on creativity and spirituality. She divides her time between Cumberland and the Cranberry Isles with her husband.
The Author Talk is part of a monthly series featuring local authors who discuss their latest book, their inspiration and the writing process. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the library at 829-2215.
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Join the Chebeague & Cumberland Trust for Spring Fever at Frog Pond & Salamander Swamp!
One of the first true signs of spring is the sound of frogs. When the frogs awaken from their winter freeze, they head to vernal pools to mate and lay their eggs. The sights and sounds of these vibrant wetlands are one of the greatest spectacles in Maine's natural world. Vernal pools are not only critical to all species of frogs, but also salamanders, turtles, insects and other animals. Come experience the burgeoning of spring with us at CCLT's Frog Pond & Salamander Swamp. We need volunteers to help the frogs and salamanders safely get across Range Road!
To learn more about vernal pools read:
Maine Audubon's Vernal Pool fact sheet
DATE: To be determined by the frogs!
Since we must wait for nature to tell us when this is going to happen, please email Leah McDonald at email@example.com if you are interested in coming and provide your cell phone number for a text message. We will send a notice as we get closer to the date and on the night they are moving. The frog activity usually occurs on a March or April rainy evening when temperatures are around 45-50 degrees and the ice has melted on the pond.
What to Bring:
Children are welcome and encouraged to come, pets are not.
Boots and headlamps/flashlights/reflective gear are recommended.
Directions & Parking to Frog Pond & Salamander Swamp:
Located at the corner of Range Road and Idlewood Drive in Cumberland, Maine. To avoid driving over the frogs and salamanders crossing the road to the Pond, please park either on Idlewood Drive or at the Rines Forest entrance.
Val Halla Open House
- Meet people you haven't seen in 6 months;
- Get information on memberships and daily play passes;
- Join the VH Golf Association and receive your GHIN handicap;
- Sign-up for events and VHGA tournaments;
- There will be raffles for the Scholarship Fund;
- Get information on adult and junior golf programs.
- And shop preseason merchandise bargains! The sale will be in the Junior Golf Room downstairs...and Margaret will be making deals!
Mark your calendar, you don't want to miss out!
Get Out! Nature Walks
Get Out! Nature Walks are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. These trips are a program jointly offered by both the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust and the Royal River Conservation Trust. The nature walks are well planned, no-cost, guided adventures at preserves in the Towns of Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Durham, or anywhere else we decide to roam. Get out! Nature Walks is for new residents, neighbors, and novices or experts of all ages who want to get to know our organizations and explore new preserves.
For more information, detailed schedules and updates visit us on Facebook or go to our websites:
Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club Announces New Fundraiser: Spring Ca$h Raffle!
Tickets can also be purchased from any Lions Club member or by contacting:
Darla Hamlin at 207-831-0160, firstname.lastname@example.org or Marilyn Matthews at 207-329-6838, email@example.com
Friday, April 14th - Registration: 7:00AM-3:00PM
The walk/fun run starts at 7 am and 3/5/10/20 mile routes are available. More info to follow later, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. To sign up online to participate, enroll at: 2017 Good Friday Walk