People in our Neighborhood

York Public Library is hosting a monthly program entitled "Who Are the People in our Neighborhood," in an effort to deepen relationships within the community. At 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, York's 2018 Citizen of the Year, Mary Andrews, will take the spotlight. Mary has spent many years in public service, including 8 years in the Maine Legislature, 15 years as a select person in York, and was instrumental in launching York Ambulance Service in 1971.

Wine tasting Friday

The spotlight is on the wines of New Zealand and Australia. Join us Friday, January 11, anytime between 5 and 8 p.m., to taste wines from these two famous wine regions. The tasting is free, bring a friend. For more information, call THE CLOWN at 207 351-8315. Located at 659 U.S. Route 1, York, next to Camden Bank.

York Elks events

Chicken Shoots will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month beginning this Sunday, January 13 at 2 p.m. A variety of prizes are given. Snacks provided starting at 1:30 p.m. Open to the public. And a lasagna dinner will be held Saturday, January 19 with social at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $12.00 p/p. Call for reservations 207-361-2788.

Winter Wildlife Tracking event

Put on your boots and hats and bring the kids! Trek along side expert wildlife trackers from White Pine Programs and learn how to identify signs of wildlife in the winter woods at York Land Trust's Winter Wildlife Tracking event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19. This is a family friendly adventure for adults and kids of all ages. Dress for cold weather/snow and bring along a snack and water if you wish. Meet at the Highland Farm Preserve, 321 Cider Hill Road in York by 9:45 a.m. so the trek can start promptly at 10 a.m.

The event is free to York Land Trust members. Non-members are asked to consider a $5 per person/$10 per group donation. Advanced registration is necessary. You can register via our website at For more information, contact Joe Anderson at 207-363-7400 ext 3.

IWCNE meeting on Jan. 26

The International Women's Club of New England will have their next luncheon and meeting Saturday, Jan. 26 at York Harbor Inn, York Harbor, Maine. The speakers will be representatives of 2018's charities that were chosen by IWCNE and they will receive checks for their organizations. International Women's Club of New England is a nonprofit organization and their members work year round to raise money for charities chosen by them for that year. For more information about IWCNE, please visit If you would like to attend the luncheon, Please call Lucille at 207-318-7304.

Ramsdell Rogers Post 56 events

American Legion Post 56 has the following ongoing events:

Wednesday is Burger Night with 1/4-pound hamburgers with fries for only $5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday is Cribbage Night where the winner takes 1/2 of the night's winnings - $5 entry fee with free food and a start time of 6 p.m.

Friday is Fish-Fry with $10 haddock filet w/fries, $9 haddock nuggets w/fries, and $2 onion rings - from 5 to 8 p.m.

Come on out: and have a good time supporting your veterans through your local post. Ramsdell Rogers Post 56 is located at Meadowbrook Plaza in York (on the east side of U.S. Route 1 North, about a half mile north of the Spur Road from Interstate 95.)

VFW Post 9394 events

KITTERY — VFW Post 9394 meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery.

Local artists’ work on display

York Public Library, in conjunction with York Art Association, is currently featuring an exhibition titled “Local Artists at Work,” on display throughout the library through January 31. The collection includes oil and watercolor paintings, photography, sculpture, and painted glassware as well as fabric mosaics and pencil renditions. Attendees will find the exhibit to be at once exuberant and colorful, full of poetic and playful images of birds in creatures in both local and distant landscapes.

The York Public Library is located at 15 Long Sands Road, York, and is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 207-363-2818 or visit

York Art Association is a member gallery dedicated to empowering local artists, performers, and exhibitors. It strives to cultivate the arts for the enjoyment of the great York community.

Fit for Life classes

YORK — Fit for Life exercise classes at First Parish Church in York Village. All are invited to participate in these fun and varied classes taught by experienced instructors. Classes are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday in Fellowship Hall.

Monday and Wednesday classes are Zumba; Tuesday, Yoga; Thursday and Friday, Aerobics and Body Toning. All are fun and appropriate for adults of varying abilities. Class fee is $5 per class or a monthly fee for unlimited classes of $35 for those under 65, $30 for those 65 or older. Participants have a great time and welcome newcomers and summer folks. Give it a try! Your first class is free. For more information, call the office at First Parish Church at (207) 363-3758.