The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding a 5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 12th. The Newport Cultural Center 5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run will follow a gentle, shaded course through the neighborhoods near Lake Sebasticook.
The pre-registration fee is $15. Race day registration is $20. Families can participate for just $25 and children 12 and under can participate in the Fun Run for just $5 each. Race day registration will take place from 8 to 9 AM. The first fifty registrants will receive a free t-shirt. The Fun Run will begin at 9 AM and the 5K Race will begin at 9:30 AM. For the Fun Run, prizes will be offered to the fastest boy and girl. There will also be prizes awarded to the fastest male and female participants in the walk/run.
You can pick up your registration form at the Newport Cultural Center or go to the link:, email and request the registration form by email or call The Newport Cultural Center is located on 154 Main Street in Newport.
The NCC will be hosting a presentation by Carolyn Locke as she presents Japan and all things Japanese on Saturday, September 12th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.
Locke will read selected passages from her book, "Not One Thing" with an accompanying slide show that will transport attendees to some of the most interesting cultural and historical sites in Japan. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information contact the library at 368-5074 or visit the website at
The Trustees, Director and Capital Campaign Committee invite the public to attend and cover the groundbreaking event at Simpson Memorial Library on 8 Plymouth Road in Carmel Village on Tuesday, August 25th at 1 PM. After 8 years of public surveys, feasibility studies, and fundraising, this library is ready to break ground for expansion. Built in the 1920’s, the library has never had running water or restroom facilities; however, those amenities are scheduled to be added to the expansion.
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