Community Calendar: April 13-23

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Thursday 4/14

Greater Portland Board of Realtors Live and Silent Auction, 5-8 p.m., ReStore, 659 Warren Ave., Portland. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland with BBQ, cash bar, 20 percent off in store, former host of “This Old House.” Reserve on Facebook. 

Thursday 4/21

Toast on the Coast, 6-9 p.m., benefit for Easter Seals Maine, Ocean Gateway, Portland. Local chefs compete; wine and food pairings; includes raffle for trip to California, toastonthecoast.com/tickets.

Books/Authors

Adult coloring, 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, for age 18 and older. Materials provided. 

Thursday 4/14

“Take Heart: More Poems from Maine,” Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair’s second anthology Maine poets, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library. (Note time change.)

Saturday 4/16

“Beautiful Songbirds,” book signing by illustrator Ashley Halsey, 1-3 p.m., Gilsland Farm Audubon Society, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. Halsey’s original watercolors on display through May 9.

Wednesday 4/20

“fragile,” new memoir by Jeffrey Thomson, noon, Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library. Part globe-trotting adventure story, part meditation, part tragedy by professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.

Wednesday 4/27

“Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande, 7 p.m., Peaks Island Branch Library, books available at library. Discussion facilitated by Elizabeth Hart M.D.

Bulletin Board

Donations of fabric, yarns, notions, patterns, crafts and books for the upcoming Salvation Army Fabric Fair are being accepted at the Falmouth American Legion on Depot Road Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. until May 4.

The Enlightenment Expo, spiritual practitioners, products and services, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 23; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24, The Fireside Inn and Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland, admission $5.

Calico Quilters’ Quilt Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24 Rowe School in Yarmouth, mainequilts.org/upcoming_events.html.

Saturday 4/16

Shredding Event, 9 a.m.-noon, Saco & Biddeford Savings, 41 Gorham Road, Scarborough, parking lot to the left of Hannaford. Free and open to the public for up to three boxes. Donations also being accepted for the Scarborough Food Pantry.

Tuesday 4/19

Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce After Hours, 5 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by historic building consultant talk about preserving modern architecture, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., free for members, suggested donation $5. Pre-register at yarmouthmaine.org/event/aprilafterhours/.

Thursday 4/21

Maine Women’s Network Open Networking Event, 5-7 p.m., Westin Hotel, Top of the East Lounge, 157 High St., Portland. Registration required at http://bit.ly/1oFG71p.

Friday 4/22

Passover Across America, community Passover Seder, hosted by Levey Day School and Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, $15, $40 families with children. Reservations required, http://bit.ly/1oFG71p.

Immigrant Outreach, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, Meeting Room #5, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services information and outreach.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192, ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children for a few hours each month, 773-5437, somebigs.org.

Caring compassionate hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Next training Tuesday, April 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Beth Simmons, at 400-8852 or email simmonsb@emhs.org.

Cumberland Area Rides and Cumberland Aging in Place needs volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting, and training required; to drive, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367 or cumberlandrides@gmail.com. Register for Friendly Visitors training May 5 at AIP@cumberlandmaine.com.May 5 829-2205, ext. 346, or email

Volunteer artists to teach interactive art demos, (papermaking, printmaking, fiber arts, etc.) for the “Longfellow Park Clean Up” April 22 and “Longfellow Park Neighborhood Block Party” April 23, 10 Longfellow St., Portland. All ideas welcome, uno@maine.rr.com.

Volunteer drivers needed for the The Road To Recovery program to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or cancer.org.

Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, adults 55 and older needed to make a difference while earning extra money. Foster Grandparents assist in schools, Senior Companions visit adult day programs or homes, call 773-0202 or email FGP@opportunityalliance.org.

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Jennie at 878-3285.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S., 881-8550.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments. 373-3700, option 3.

Dances

Ongoing

Contradance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m., various fees, bajmagda@gmail.com, 358-9354.

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Line Dancing, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced, Club 188, 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.

Dining Out

Saturday 4/16

Ham Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, Freeport. Mashed, vegetables, homemade biscuits, Adults, $9, under 12, $4.50.

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough UMC, Route 1, Scarborough. Three kinds of beans, two kinds of dogs, brown bread, pies. Adults, $8, children, $3.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Casseroles, homemade pies, $8 or $17 a family.

Saturday 4/23

Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., hosted by The Willing Helpers Inc. at The Islands Community Church, 2141 Harpswell Island Road, Bailey Island. Beans, slaw, dessert, $10 per person. 

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church UCC, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Dogs, two kinds of beans, slaw, mac & cheese. Adults, $8, children, $3, 883-6540.

Health

Ongoing

Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of HopeGateWay, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, 899-2435, newlightportland.org.

Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Mammograms and pap tests available at no cost for women 40-64, through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.

Spiritual Meditation, 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Tai Chi, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Just for Kids

Wednesday 4/20

Earth Day Craft, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 3:30-4:30 p.m., plant a seed in a small pot to take home, for ages 4 and up. Space is limited; stop by to sign-up.

Thursday 4/21

“The Good Dinosaur,” family movie, 11 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Support

Ongoing

Cancer Community Center, support groups, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  774-2200.

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. For adults affected by cancer, their families and friends.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Elizabeth at 799-4599.

Compassus Hospice Grief Support Group, third Wednesday, 3 p.m., Compassus, 23 Spring St., Suite C, Scarborough, 761-6967, compassushealthcare. com.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. 24-hour hotline 1-800-537-6066. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program. Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Maximilian Church 167 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, Kimberly C. 899-6588; Wednesday, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Roberta L., 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi D., 838-8991. Visit foodaddicts.org or call meeting contact to confirm meeting.

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.

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1;  Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave. Portland, Thursdays 5:30-7:30, Contact Liz, (727) 420-2964 

Kids First, workshops and support groups for families going through divorce, Kids First Center, 222 St. John. St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709, info@kidsfirstcenter.org, kidsfirstcenter.org.

LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Leukemia Society Family Support group, third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one, peer support from trained volunteers for adults dealing with cancer, CancerCommunityCenter.org or call 774-2200.

Memory Café, 11 a.m., 3rd Tuesday, Louie’s Grille, 319 Main St., Cumberland Center, 489-9087; 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621; noon, every first Wednesday, Port Resources, 280 B Gannett Dr., South Portland with pizza lunch; 828-0048; 11 a.m., 4th Tuesday, Bay Square of Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 797-7891.

Mornings with Friends, for senior socialization and entertainment, 10-11:30 a.m., third Wednesday. Location alternates between Congregational Church of Cumberland at 282 Main St. and the United Methodist Church at 52 Tuttle Road, 829-3318 or sgold@cumberlandmaine.com.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, family support groups, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday; Spring Harbor Hospital 7-8:30 p.m., third Monday. Peer recovery groups meet at the Dana Center, 6:30-8 p.m.the second, third and fourth Thursday, namimaine.org/?page=SupportGroups.

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sunday, 7 p.m., Brighton Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday and Friday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., oamaine.org.

PFLAG Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 831-3015, pflagportlandmaine.org.

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m., for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.

Tea and Talk, 9:30-11 a.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Rd., second Thursday of the month for residents, 829-2208 or cstennett@cumberlandmaine.com.

Together With Alzheimer’s, drop-in support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St. Yarmouth, ezine@catherinegentile.com.

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, Thursday, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland. Call Sara Asch at 775-5216 to register.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Designer Fruit Tree Series: Grafting, Budding, Planting & Pruning, April 21, May 21, July 19, UMaine Regional Learning Center and Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Register for each session online at http://bit.ly/1MGCsWV.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, Tuesdays, April 19, 26 by appointment only through 1-800-281-3703.
 
Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, Tuesdays, April 19, 26, registration not required.
 
Veterans’ Career Connection and Collaboration Council 9-11 a.m. Fridays, April 22, 29, Goodwill Workforce Solutions, 190 Lancaster St., Portland. By veterans, for veterans. Pre-registration required, rhiannon.guezelian@maine.gov, 822-3352.
 
Wednesday 4/13

“Prayer as a Conversation Between Friends” with Fr. William A. Barry, SJ, The Jesuit Spirituality Initiative, 7 p.m., St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Thursday 4/14

Former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal, who led Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, 7 p.m., USM Portland Campus, Talbot Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Friday 4/15

Bow maker, Bowdoin teacher and PSO double bassist Lynn Hannings, hosted by Freeport Woman’s Club at the Freeport Community Library, 1 p.m. business meeting, program at 1:45 p.m. New members welcome.

Saturday 4/16

National Healthcare Decisions Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., hosted by the Southern Maine Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free information about advance care planning and advance directives, nhdd.org.

Wednesday 4/20

“Digital Marketing Strategy: A simple approach,” 6-8 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., relative to any medium. Free with online registration at scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Foodscaping: Cultivating plants that are both edible and ornamental” Longfellow Garden Club talk by Charlie Nardozzi, 11 a.m.-noon, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St, Portland. $10 payable at door, longfellowgardenclub@gmail.org or 433-0427.

Thursday 4/21

“Interviewing People of the Fair,” Girl Scout Silver Star DVD project presentation, 7 p.m., Cumberland Town Office, 290 Tuttle Road, 828-3757, csmall1943@maine.rr.com.

“Mount Athos and The Pilgrim’s Return,” presented by the Hellenic Society of Maine, 7 p.m., Room 133 in Wishcamper Center on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus.

Friday 4/22

“Earth Day: Progress To Be Proud Of,” wildlife and conservation photographer Dan Zukowski, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean Lecture Series, Freeport.
 
Resume and Cover Letter workshop, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, 9-11 a.m., register through 822-3300.
 
Monday 4/25

Bishop Robert P. Deeley, 11:30 a.m., Mercy Auxiliary Spring Luncheon Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth. All welcome.

Wednesday 4/27

French speaking adults: Job Seeking Workshop in French, 9-11 a.m., Goodwill Workforce Solutions, 190 Lancaster St., Portland, 822-3346 or  Rosine.munezero@maine.gov.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, 9:30-11 a.m. Helps those with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain viable employment. Video of the orientation at maine.gov/rehab/videos/vr_orientation.shtml.

Ongoing

Guided nature programs, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Programs 2-3 p.m. every weekend day, weather permitting. Free with park admission, parksandlands.com.

Maine Job Seekers: variety of free employment classes, services and programs, Maine Department of Labor, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, mainecareercenter.com, 822-3300

Stitch Hive, 6:30-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, meetup.com/Stitch-HIVE-Portland-Maine/.

Drop-in Technology Assistance, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Portland Public Library’s  public computing desk, 5 Monument Square. Appointment not required; first come, first served.

Mid-Coast

Benefits

Saturday 4/16

Barbershop concert, silent auction, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Tickets $13/advance, $15/door, benefits Brunswick Area Respite Care.

Thursday 4/21

Five Guys Brunswick, 170 Bath Road, will donate 10 percent of all sales 5-8 p.m. to the Paul Hanley Memorial Scholarship fund.

Books/Authors

Friday 4/15

Celebrate Library Week, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, Primo Cubano five-piece dance band, 7 p.m., 443-5141, ext. 21, patten.lib.me.us.

Saturday 4/16

Zombie Moose of West Bath, Maine,” author signing, 1 p.m., Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.

Thursday 4/21

“Written on My Heart,” author talk by Morgan Callan Roger, The Mustard Seed bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.

Ongoing

Great Books, 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturday, The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus purchased from Great Books Foundation. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

The Writers’ Meetup, 6 p.m., first Tuesday, network over coffee and snacks. Free and open to all, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Young Critics, 5 p.m., third Tuesday, for fourth- and fifth-graders. Free, but registration required at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Teen Talk Book Club, second Thursday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Tween Reads, 5-6 p.m., for sixth- and seventh-graders. Meets once a month. Registration required, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Men’s Book Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., third Thursday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, new members welcome. FMI, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Bulletin Board

Friday 4/15

Diva Night, 6-8:30 p.m., MSMT, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Tickets $30 and includes a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet and mini spa treatments and services. Advance tickets only, brunswickdowntown.org.

Friday 4/22

Big Truck Day, 10 a.m.-noon, see some big vehicles up close at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. All ages welcome; rain or shine. Park at the rec field.

Ongoing

Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick, in former Naval base, guests welcome, 241-2294,  2156.toastmastersclubs.org.

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, trothwell62@comcast.net.

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307, elisa.madore@cancer.org.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice needs hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area; training provided. 777-7740, AHCH.org.

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts. Contact 650-1608 or visit artvanprogram.org.

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.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay seeks volunteers interested in preserving the bay to assist with speaker series, assemble mailings and more, 666-1118, fomb.org.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier at the ReStore in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335; michele@habitat7rivers.org. 

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org.

Mid Coast Hospital, looking for people to volunteer in the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for the upcoming season at Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, ask for Joe or Frank at 729-0757.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622, clientservices@sassmm.org.

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, cszalay@ccmaine.org.

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384, literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org.

Dances

Ongoing

Free Community Square Dance, hosted by SAGE Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month during the school year, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. Singles, couples, families welcome, 939-0412, csage.squaredanceme.us.

Contradance, second Saturdays, Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. Family dance 6-7 p.m., $3 pp/$12 family. Finger food potluck, 7 p.m.; lesson for main dance, 7:30 p.m.; main dance, 8 p.m. $10 adults/$7 seniors & students. http://contradancetopsham.wordpress.com.

Dining Out

Sunday 4/17

Breakfast Buffet 7:30-9:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St. Bath. Eggs to order, breakfast meats, pancakes, French toast, home fries, biscuits and gravy. Suggested donation: adults, $7, children under 12, $3, under 3 free.

Health

Ongoing

American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham, 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net.

Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, jloney@midcoasthealth.com.

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Diabetic foot clinic, first Thursday of the month, Jeanne Otis R.N., $30/visit, package deals available. Call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

Group meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 314, Brunswick, 443-3721.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, 6:10 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Thursdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

Weight Watchers, noon Mondays, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.

Just for Kids

Saturday 4/16

Casual Crafts & Creativity for Teens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., drop-in casual teen crafts program for ages 11-18 only, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Tuesday 4/19

Genealogy workshop for teens 13 and older who want to create a digital family tree, 1-3 p.m., Patten Free Library, Bath. Free, but pre-registration required at the library, email pflreference@patten.lib.me.us, call 443-5141, ext. 12. 

Support

Ongoing

All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays  at Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome. FMI, call 400-6320.

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.

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Peggy Beaulieu, 373-6175.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath, 512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 721-1357.

H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) wellness support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays,  890-3673

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891; 2 p.m., third Thursday, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road, Topsham, 797-7891.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center, for caregivers of those with memory loss, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick.

MidCoast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 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, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in 6-6:40 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick. Meeting follows,  729-6400.

Together With Alzheimer’s, support group for caregivers, 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, ezine@catherinegentile.com or 233-0709.

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, jeff4bath@yahoo.com, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

Veteran to Veteran support group with Operation Resilient Hope, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996, OperationResilientHope.org.

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

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.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Tuesday 4/19

“Herb Garden Design: Designing for Your Needs” by garden manager of Sabbathday Shaker Community, 6 p.m., Bath Garden Club, 880 Washington St., Bath. All welcome, 666-3078.

“Our Rights at Risk – Courts Matter,” panel discussion by Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, 5-6:30 p.m., Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, grandmothersforreproductiverights.org.

“Maine Brook Trout Lakes and Ponds,” by Bob Mallard of Kennebec River Outfitters, 5:30 p.m., hosted by The Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited at Joshua’s Tavern, 123 Maine St., Brunswick. Public welcome, 389-2419 ineso@comcast.net.

Wednesday 4/20

“The Creative Impulse in the Southern Midcoast,” Pejepscot Historical Society panel talk for National Poetry Month, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick. Admission $3 for members, or $5. 729-6606 or visit pejepscothistorical.org.

Deadline for “Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” April 27 course at Coastal Properties, Inc. 30 Federal St., Brunswick. Fee $35, preregistration required, 504-5884.

Thursday 4/21

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) event, 1-3 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, various activities open to all ages, topshamlibrary.org.

Saturday 4/23

“Death and Taxes: How the End of Your Life is Regulated,” 1-4 p.m., film and facilitated community discussion, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Sponsored by It’s My Death in collaboration with Compassion and Choices, Maine.

“Ships, Swindlers and Scalded Hogs …The Rise and Fall of the Crooker Shipyard in Bath, Maine” by Fred Hill, 10 a.m., Bath Historical Society Annual Meeting, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Free and open to the public, 443-5141 ext. 18.

Ongoing

Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center, Topsham. Open house, noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday. For directions see creamaine.org or email crea@creamaine.org.

Computer Boot Camp, by appointment daily 8:30-9:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, mainecareercenter.com, 621-5009.

Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900. Free.

New Ventures Maine, programs for career, business and financial education. Classes and workshops at no charge, in-person and online options. 386-1664, newventuresmaine.org.

Smart investing@your library workshops, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; list at curtismoney.com.

Drop-In Tech Support, 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

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