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Greater Portland
Benefits

Thursday 3/26
Bob Marley,
comedy performance to benefit Project Graduation, $15, Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, tickets, mrobillard@mcauleyhs.org or 797-3802.
“Cool Comedy for a Great Cause,”
to benefit The Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation, with Karen Morgan, Tuck Tucker, John Ater, Nellie Coes, 7 p.m., $15, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988.
First Pitch Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, fundraiser by the Yarmouth High School Baseball Boosters, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult/$5 child, free Sea Dogs ticket with purchase of benefit ticket, Yarmouth High School cafeteria, Elm St., Yarmouth, marc_halsted@yarmouth.k12.us.org or Dick Waldroup, yarmouthclipper@aol.com.
Grande Finale, Beauty and the Books Silent Auction Fundraiser, to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, 5-7 p.m., final bidding with refreshments, Russell Room, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
Saturday 3/28
Annual Riverton Yard Sale,
to benefit fifth grade at Riverton Elementary School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, 874-8210.
Family Clean Water Clam Supper Benefit,
hosted by the Maine Clammer’s Association, with live music, prizes, touch tank, 5-7 p.m., $12 adult/$5 child, free for ages 5 and under, Freeport Fire Barn, corner of Main and West St., Freeport, tickets, Adam, 615-5640.
Pizza Regatta,
to benefit Yarmouth Crew, pizza, door prizes, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $7, Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth.
Sunday 3/29
The Rotary Club of Yarmouth Bowl-a-Thon,
to benefit PolioPlus charity and Yarmouth Rotary community projects, 11 a.m., Pinelands YMCA, New Gloucester, Bill Dunn, 847-9342 or wdunn@sunsetpoint.biz.
“Sitting Pretty,”
painted chair auction to benefit The PORT, with music, raffles, 4-6:30 p.m., $10 adult / $25 family, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, tickets, 865-6171, theportteencenter.org.
Monday 3/30
Wine Challenge and Auction,
to benefit the Portland Symphony Orchestra, 5 p.m. dinner starts, 8:30 p.m. auction $150, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, 773-6128 ext. 309 or events@portlandsymphony.com.
Friday 4/3
Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine Annual Auction,
6-9 p.m. silent auction and appetizers, 9-10 p.m. live auction, with auctioneer John Locke and cash bar, tickets, $35 advance/$40 door, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 242, kitetails.com/auction.
Yarmouth High School Auction and Talent Show, to benefit Project Graduation, 6 p.m., $5 admission, Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., 837-1590.
Saturday 4/4
Auction and Brunch,
to benefit Friends School of Portland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission includes brunch, child care, live music, Mackworth Island, Falmouth, 781-6321, friendsschoolofportland.org.
Suit Yourself Spring Sale, to benefit Dress for Success Southern Maine, with clothing, accessories for sale, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free admission, McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, dressforsuccess.org/southernmaine.
Used Book and Music Sale, to benefit Elm Street Studios. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elm St. Methodist Church, 168 Elm St. South Portland, 829-3102.
Bulletin Board
Wednesday 3/25
Business After 5,
hosted by The Falmouth/Cumberland Community Chamber, 5-7 p.m., free for members/$5 nonmembers, Dow Investment Group, 358 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, register, portlandregion.com or 772-2811, ext 228.
The Scarborough Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting,
7 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Town Hall, 259 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Marla Zando, 885-9677.
Thursday 3/26
Business After 5,
hosted by The Scarborough Community Chamber, networking, appetizers, 5-7 p.m., free for members/$5 nonmembers, Cabela’s, 100 Cabela Boulevard, Scarborough, register, 772-2811, ext 228.
Sunday 3/29
Hour Exchange Portland Open House,
with information on the Hour Weatherization Co-Operative program, 1-3 p.m., free and open to public, First Floor Community Conference Room, 85 Grant St., Portland, 874-9868.
Tuesday 3/31
Downeast Pride Alliance Business After Hours,
5: 30-7:30 p.m., Saltwater Grille, 231 Front St., South Portland, 799-5444.
Friday 4/3
Public Town Hall Meeting on the Economy, Health Care, War and the Environment,
6:30 – 9:30 pm., open to public, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland, Bruce Gagnon, 443-9502.
Saturday 4/4
The Greater Portland Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society,
12:30 p.m. social, 1 p.m. meeting, free and open to public, Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Linda Aaskov, 490-5709.
Ongoing
Bridges for Peace Vigil,
Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.
Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.
The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.
Yarmouth Central Men’s Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.
Call for Volunteers
Ongoing
ActionBasedCare.org
needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.
Alzheimer’s Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.
American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.
The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.
Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or compassinfo@maine.rr.com.
Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or aherr@umext.maine.edu.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-two hours a day, 800-400-6325.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.
Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.
Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.
Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards, Harrington House greeters and docents and project volunteers, 865-3170.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership
needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.
Homeless Animal Rescue Team
seeks direct care volunteers, facilities maintenance, fundraisers, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116 or 846-3038.
The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland, needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.
Maine Audubon needs volunteers on weekdays through March to lead nature exploration programs at Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary in Freeport, Fore River sanctuary in Portland, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, Hamilton Sanctuary in West Bath and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, 781-2330, ext. 213, or lwoodard@maineaudubon.org.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctor’s appointments, 1-800-227-2345.
Dining Out
Saturday 3/28
Baked Bean Supper,
5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult/$3 child, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-3773.
Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult/$3 child, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.
Roast Beef Dinner, $8 adult/$4 child, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.
Sunday 4/5
Food Film Series
, “Diner,” 6 p.m. food served, 6:30 film screening, tickets, $30.09, with cash bar, One Longfellow Square, State St., Portland, 761-1757
Gardens & Outdoors
Wednesday 3/25
“The Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and Other Invasive Pests,”
Horticulture Talk, 5 p.m., Jewett Auditorium, SMCC, South Portland, Cheryl Rich, 741-5780, or crich@smccme.edu.
Thursday 3/26
Weekly Birdwalk, 8 a.m., $3 member/$5 nonmember, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, meet in environmental center parking lot, register, 781-2330, ext. 215.
Saturday 3/28
Family Nature Walk:
Signs of Spring 10-11:30 a.m., members, $6 adult/$3 child, nonmembers, $8 adult/$4 child, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, register, 781-2330, ext. 215.
Vegetable Gardening/Open House Celebration, 9 a.m., Skillins Greenhouse, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619.
Wednesday 4/1
“Ecological Landscaping,”
presented by Bar Mills Ecological and the Organization For Transformative Farming, titled, Wednesdays through 4/29, $60 series/$15 session, Falmouth Memorial Library, Lunt Road, Falmouth, 838-0964.

Ongoing
Hort Shorts & More
education series, classes begin March 3, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, class listings and to register, 780-4205.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm,
open daily for self-guided tours, visits to barn and pastures, community gardens, trail walks, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469.
Getting Smarter
Wednesday 3/25
Resume Updating Brown Bag Workshop,
with life coach Jim Roberts, 12:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.org.
Thursday 3/26
“The Architecture of Main Streets,”
by architect Scott Simons, 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, 846-6264.
Friday 3/27
Document Management Breakfast Seminar,
presentation on the paperless office, 8:30-10 a.m., free, Portland Chamber of Commerce, 60 Pearl St., Portland, register, Broadreach Public Relations, 846-3826.
“Toward a Sustainable Regional Economy,” with speaker Michael Shuman, Abromson Center, 7:45 a.m -12:30 p.m., free, USM Portland, presented by The Greater Portland Council of Governments, gpcog.org.
Monday 3/29
“Endowed by their Creator:
Faith and the Founding Fathers,” a lecture by Peter Sillin, 4 p.m., free, Saint Mary’s, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.
Tuesday 3/30
Economic & Environmental Recovery for Maine:
Practical Tools to Conserve and Produce Energy, 7-9 p.m., Glickman Family Library Events Room, USM Portland, Anne D. Burt, Maine Partners for Cool Communities, 882-6848.
Wednesday 4/1
Women and Philanthropy Brown Bag Lunch,
12-1 p.m., Maine Women’s Fund Office, Portland?, 565 Congress St., Suite 306, Portland, register, thewomen@mainewomensfund.org, 774-5513.
Ongoing
Acculturation Training for Immigrants,
by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.
Business Workshops, Women’s Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online, for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail sll@ceimaine.org.
Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.
“Judaism for the Curious,” every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.
French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or immersionprograms.com
SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.
The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or tellingroom.org.
USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.
Health & Support
Wednesday 3/25
“Facing Death, Finding Spiritual Hope,”
talk by Reverend Peter B. Panagore, 6 p.m., free, Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, hosted by Hospice of Southern Maine register, 289-3643.
Parkinson’s Support Group,
1-2:30 p.m., with Lillian Scenna, Program Director, American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth.
Saturday 3/28
Southern Maine Autism Conference,
hosted by Spurwink Services and Pine Tree Society, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free, registration required at maineautismconference.org., Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland.
“Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis”: Kick off Party,
5-7 p.m. reception, followed by 7:05 p.m. Portland Pirates game, free limited number of tickets given out at reception, Stadium Restaurant and Sports Bar, 504 Congress St., Portland, registration required, cctakesteps.org/maine or Kellie LeRoux, 781-449-0324 x10.
Sunday 3/29
Connected Catholics,
2 p.m. meeting, with slide show, pot luck supper, Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, U.S. Route 88, Falmouth, 318-6032; or 2 p.m., 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland.
Monday 3/30
“What Babies Want,”
Creating Health film series and talk, 6:30 p.m., $10 donation, Kathleen, 699-8949, followyourbliss@mainecoastvibrantvitality.com for location in Yarmouth.
Saturday 4/4
Yarmouth Wellness Fair,
activities, trainings, presentations, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., free, Rowe School, Yarmouth, hosted by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Yarmouth Community Services.
Ongoing
Cancer Community Center,
daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.
Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick, for locations and times, 775-2132 or foodaddicts.org.
Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland, 594-2801.
National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.
Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 – 8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
Women Ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.
Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.
Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, RSVP, 653-3319.
Just for Seniors
Wednesday 3/25
Financial Impact of Long Term Care,
9-10:30 a.m., free, The Cedars Free Community Education Series, The Osher Inn Assisted Living, 620 Ocean Ave., Portland, register, 221-7150.
Thursday 3/26
“Healthy Aging, Naturally,”
Senior Forum, 2-3 p.m., free, hosted by The Cape Elizabeth/South Portland Triad, Cape Elizabeth Town Center Fire Station, 325 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.
Monday 3/30
“Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s Disease:
How do we all get on the same page?” Conversation Series About Memory Loss and Dementia 7-8:30 p.m., free, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, sponsored by Maine Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-272-3900.
Ongoing
Bingo at Hillcrest,
Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.
Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.
Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.
Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.
PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or propeople.org.
Senior drop-in center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Salvation Army Senior Center, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6304.
Yarmouth Seniors, second Wednesday, home-cooked meal and fellowship, 12 p.m. lunch, guest speaker follows, Community House, East Main Street, Yarmouth.
Kids and Family Stuff
Saturday 3/28
North Yarmouth Academy Open House and Bottle Rocket Workshop,
1-3 p.m., free and open to public, for children ages 13 and younger with caregiver, NYA Science Center, 164 Main St., Yarmouth, register, 846-2376.
Tuesday 3/31
Annual Family Arts Night,
6-8 p.m., free and open to community, Greely Middle School, 351 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, JoAnn, Arts Alliance Co-Chair, 829-6431.
Laugh and Learn Childcare Preschool Open House, 6 p.m., Morse Street School Gymnasium, 21 Morse St., Freeport, hosted by Freeport Recreation Community Education, 865-6171.
Saturday 4/4
“Unlocking the Montessori Mystique,”
talk on Montessori education, 10 – 11:30 a.m., free, child care available for ages 2.5 – 6, Pine Grove Child Development Center, 32 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3441, pinegrovecenter.com.
Ongoing
Bayside Neighborhood Programs,
Monday girls group 3:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.
Children’s Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.
Children’s Programs, “Baby Bounces” birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., “Preschool Story Time” ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., “Toddler Tales and Tunes” ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., “Kindertales” ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.
Farmer for the Morning, preschool age program, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 15, $5, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 or wolfesneckfarm.org.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1, $2 adults, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.
Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.
Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3, 874-1030.
Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.
Mid Coast
Benefits

Friday 3/27
Family Concert with Matt Loosigian,
to benefit Merrymeeting Community Shares, 6-7 p.m., $5-$20 donation, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Matt, 729-4718.
Saturday 3/28
The Theater Project of Brunswick Benefit Auction,
with cocktails, appetizers, 6 p.m., $10, Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick, tickets, 729-8584.
Sunday 3/29
“Building Connections,”
benefit workshops for couples and singles, proceeds to fund similar workshops for low income couples in Brunswick, led by Leslie Bartlett, 1:45-5 p.m., $25, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, register, 729-7710 ext. 2.
Ongoing
Bottle Drive,
to benefit the BHS Class of ’79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund, bring returnables to Don’s Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.
Bulletin Board
Friday 3/27
“kNOw Us and Them,”
a presentation and discussion by Peace through Interamerican Community Action, Community Room, Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., sponsored by Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks.
Sunday 3/29
Cuba Week 2009,
sponsored by The Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association, daily events in Brunswick through April 4, listings at brunswicktrinidad.org.
Saturday 4/4
Brunswick-area Legislators Office Hours,
with Senator Stan Gerzofsky, Reps. Alex Cornell du Houx, Peter Kent and Charlie Priest, 2-4 p.m., open to public, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Maine St., Brunswick.
Ongoing
Bridge Groups,
7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.
Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.
Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.
Call for Volunteers
Saturday 3/28
Donations wanted,
for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary “Grand and Glorius Yard Sale,” drop off gently used or new donations, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through May 9; rear entrance , Bookland Building, Cooks Corner, tax deductible receipts available, to arrange for pick up, call Dick Cote 443-4896 or cotedj@suscom-maine.net.
Ongoing
ArtVan Program
seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.
Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@bbbsbathbrun.org.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.
Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.
Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.
Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network seeks volunteers to visit isolated seniors, volunteers matched according to interest, location and need, play cards, run errands, provide companionship, meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.
Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org.
Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 837-4894.
Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions, at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.
Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.
Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.
Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.
People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Spectrum Generations, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARP’s Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.
Gardens & Outdoors
Saturday 3/28
Vegetable Gardening/Open House Celebration,
9 a.m., Skillins Greenhouses, 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.
Sunday 4/5
Presentation
on Japanese and Siberian Irises by Sharon Whitney of Eartheart Gardens of Harpswell, 1 p.m., free and open to public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, sponsored by the Brunswick Park and Gardens, 833-5125.
Getting Smarter
Saturday 3/28
Q&A for Home Buyers,
with Jon Leaver and Terry Driscoll of Allen & Selig Realty, 10 – 11 a.m., free, hosted by The Cooks Corner Norway Savings Bank, 14 Gurnet Road, Brunswick, 443-2200.
Thursday 4/2
Career Exploration,
6-8 p.m., Thursdays through May 14, free, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, sponsored by Topsham Public Library’s Community Job Information Center and Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community, register, Shelley Taylor, 386-1664 or shelley.taylor@maine.edu.
Ongoing
ArtWorks,
Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8, 443-8360.
Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.
Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.
Health & Support
Sunday 3/29
Maine Community Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics,
hosted by the Beth Israel Congregation and Cantor Daniel Leeman, 10-11:30 a.m., free and open to public, Minnie Brown Educational Center, 906 Washington St., Bath.
Ongoing
Adoption Support Group
for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.
Care Support Group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person, 373-6500 or 725-2181.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous,
Monday 7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath, 865-4076; Wednesday 7 a.m., UCC Church, 150 Congress St., Bath, 837-8164; Wednesday 7 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3861; Saturday 9 a.m., Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, 865-1916.
Group Sitting Meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.
Mid Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.
Mid Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.
Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.
Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.
TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick, 375-4749.
Weight Watchers, every Monday, noon, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.
Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.
Just for Seniors
Ongoing
Bath Area Senior Citizens,
bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Merrymeeting Senior Citizens Club, potluck lunch and program, not affiliated with the church, meets third Tuesday of the month, United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham, 725-7389.
Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.
Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.
Kids Stuff
Sunday 3/29
Sea Scout Recruitment Event,
nautical program for teens ages 14-21, 3-4:30 pm., Long Reach Hall, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, Jim Nelson, 443-1316, ext. 325, nelson@maritimeme.org, or Pete Asquith, 725-0900, pa@asquithgroup.net.
Wednesday 4/1
Men & Science:
Chainsaws, Trees & You! with Arborist & Tree Warden Tom Hoerth, for boys ages 10-19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, register, 725-5242 ext. 225, cornerstonesofscience.org.
Friday 4/3
Kinder-Science:
Sunlight Science, for ages 5-6 and caregiver, siblings welcome, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,
Location: Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, register, 725-5242 ext. 225, cornerstonesofscience.org.
Ongoing
Morning Storytelling,
songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.

 

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