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First Congregational plans public dinner

First Congregational Church of Scarborough will offer a public dinner catered by Moe’s Famous Bar-B-Q on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 167 Black Point Road in Scarborough.

The meal will include pulled pork, chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread, potato salad, cucumber/tomato salad, dessert, and coffee. For those who wish, food can be boxed to-go.

The dinner is a fundraiser sponsored by the church’s Men’s Fellowship.

Tickets are available at the church office at 161 Black Point Road.

For more information, call 883-2342.

Tickets can be held and paid at the event if a reservation has been made in advance Limited tickets may also be available at the event if food supply permits.

ScheckMate brings Baroque to the library

Italian music of the middle-to-late Baroque period will fill Scarborough Public Library at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 when a performance of The Presence of the Past will be given by ScheckMate.

With Raffael Scheck on cello and Timothy Burris on lute and guitar, ScheckMate will revive music of the past that suggests the future through works including Giovanni Bononcini. By way of 19th-century works of transition including Weber, they will complete the circle with contemporary works that suggest the past, including Bachianas Brasileiras #5 by Villa-Lobos.

The evening of music precedes the annual Portland Early Music Festival, a program of the Portland Conservatory of Music being held Oct. 26-28 in Portland.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more information about the performance orother programs offered at Scarborough Public Library, call 883-4723, option 4, or visit the www.scarboroughlibrary.org.

Hobbs apprentice receives license


Rachael Powers Rachael Powers

Rachael Powers, who has been a fulltime apprentice at the Hobbs Funeral Homes, has passed the Maine State Board of Funeral Services exams and is now a fully licensed funeral director.

The exams included a written portion on laws and regulations (she scored a 100) and a practicum.

Powers holds an associate degree in funeral services from Mount Ida College in Massachusetts, graduating in December 2015.

Her duties include meeting with families and making funeral arrangements, attending services and visiting hours, being on call, embalming, and continuing to learn the various components of funeral service from the Hobbs family and staff.

She completed high school in Lowell, Massachusetts, and was employed in several capacities following college. She makes her home in South Portland.

The Wire Today: A Cultural Phenomenon

Scarborough Public Library, will host The New Commons Project community conversation on the HBO series, The Wire, on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The Wire was written by David Simon and described as a “novel for television.”

Jason Mittell, professor and chairman of film and media culture at Middlebury College, and Brian Purnell, Geoffrey Canada, associate professor of Africana studies and history and director of Africana studies program at Bowdoin College, will examine the work’s depiction of the African American experience in a gritty urban environment, and the filmography and writing structure used to enhance the series’ narrative.

The New Commons Project is a public humanities initiative of the University of Maine-Farmington in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, call 883- 4723, option 4, or visit www.scarboroughlibrary.org.

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