The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding a 5K Race/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 10th. The Fun Run will begin at 9 AM and the 5K race at 9:30 AM. The 5K pre-registration fee will be $20, while race day registration will be $25. Families can register for $30 and children who are under 12 can enter the Fun Run for only $5 each. Race day registration will take place from 8 to 9 AM. Everyone who pays the participation fee will be entered in a drawing to win a signed Boston Bruins hockey stick. If interested pick-up a registration form at the NCC on 154 Main Street, or email The first 50 registrants will receive a free t-shirt.
The Guilford Memorial Library will be hosting Mark Nickerson and John Ford with “Blue Lights and Funny Cider” on Wednesday, August 31st beginning at 6 PM. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. The library is located at 4 Library Street. For more information contact 876-4547.
The Guilford Memorial Library has also, been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer, “Let’s Talk About It,” a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library. The series, Mirror of Maine, begins Tuesday, September 6th at 6 PM at the Guilford Memorial Library in Guilford, and continues for 5 sessions, through January 2017.
Books to be read and discussed in this series include: The Weir by Ruth Moore, Wildfire Loose by Joyce Butler, Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, A Maine Hamlet by Lura Beam, and Empire Falls by Richard Russo. A scholar provided by the Maine Humanities Council will facilitate these discussions.
“Exploring ideas and issues through literature has a unique and fun way of creating community,” said Nichole Rancourt, director of “Let’s Talk About It”. “We find tha there is a great interest among adults in getting together to discuss what they’ve read with others. Having a discussion leader who is both excited about the readings and skilled in facilitating can help to deepen this experience.”
Books for the program are available for loan at the library. Contact the library at 876-4547 to register and come in to pick up the first books of the series. The library is open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM. This program is offered to Maine libraries through the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with the Maine State Library. For more information about “Let’s Talk About It” and the work of the Maine Humanities Council, see or contact the office in Portland at 207-773-5051.
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