Community Calendar: April 20-May 14

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Greater Portland

Benefits

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.

Wednesday 4/27

Annual Raffle & Charity Event, 5-7 p.m., Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox St., Portland. Benefits Saint Andre Home’s Hope Rising Program.

Saturday 5/14

Falmouth Foreside 5K Run and Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, cash prizes for top finisher, habitatportlandme.org and click on Falmouth Foreside 5K Run and Walk under the Events tab.

Maine Walks with Haiti 5K walk/run, live music, art and food, (rain or shine) Back Cove Park, Portland. Proceeds benefit Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, a Maine-based organization that helps improve health care in Portland’s Sister City. Register at mainewalks.org.

Sunday 5/15

The Southern Maine Heart Walk, benefits American Heart Association in Maine, kick-off breakfast, health screenings, guest survivor speakers, children’s activities and exhibits, walk or 5K run around Back Cove. Register at SouthernMaineHeartWalk.org. To register for the Kids Heart Challenge, visit kids.heartwalk.org/southernmaine.

Books/Authors

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

Wednesday 4/27

“The Eastern: The Early Years,” historical fiction, 6:30 p.m. author talk by Deborah Gould, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.

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

“Take Heart: More Poems from Maine,” 7 p.m, readings by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, poet laureate of Portland, Richard Foerster, Rachel Flynn and David Sloan, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth.

Thursday 4/28

Premiere reading of “Everybody’s Fool,” by Richard Russo, Franklin Theater at Wayfinder School, Spring Street, Portland. Author’s reception, 6-7 p.m. (21 and over), $100, includes signed first edition. Reading begins at 7 p.m., admission $35. Tickets at wayfinderschools.org.

Merrill Memorial Library’s Readers Circle, 7 p.m. discussion of Ann Patchett’s 2011 novel State of Wonder,” 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Bulletin Board

Donations needed 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.

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.

Saturday 4/23

Longfellow Park Neighborhood Block Party, 11:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., Longfellow Park, 10 Longfellow St., Portland. Hosted by The University Neighborhood Organization and Phi Mu Delta Fraternity with music, kids bike & pet parade, games, face painting, arts & crafts, PPL Bookmobile, free comics and books, raffle, much more.

Tuesday 4/26

Adult Games Night, 4:30-6:30 p.m., last Tuesday of the month in Meeting Room 5 at Portland Public Library.

Wednesday 4/27

Buy Local Community Mixer, 5:30-7 p.m., New England Distilling, 26 Evergreen Drive, Unit B in Portland. Free networking and social for members, friends, and anyone who would like to know more about Portland Buy Local.

Thursday 4/28

GORP: A Party to Support Portland Trails, 5:30 p.m., Arabica Coffee, 9 Commercial St., local brews, local food, live music.

Friday 4/29

The Runway Fashion Show, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) features work by students in Textile + Fashion Design. Limited seating. Tickets required, meca.edu/mecamorphosis.

Saturday 4/30

The Jane Austen Society, Maine Region Spring Meeting and Tea, register at 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Church Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Members, $10; students, $5, added fee for nonmembers. RSVP by April 23 to Sheila McGarr: smcgarr1@maine.rr.com or 207-878-3459

Old Fashioned Rummage and Tag Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Clothing, books, household goods, antiques, tools, and puzzles.

Saturday 4/30

Community Shredding Day, 9 a.m.-noon, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Call for Volunteers

Wednesday 5/4

Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Pre-registration is preferred by calling Meredith at 373-4643 or chttp://redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: ThorntonDrive.

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 4/23

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.

Saturday 4/30

Church Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road. Three kinds of beans, dogs, mac & cheese, corn bread, homemade pies. Adults, $8, children 5-12, $4.

Health

Wednesday 5/4

“Don’t Forget,” free memory screenings by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America., 9 a.m.-noon, St. Maximilian Kolbe, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough.  Reservations recommended, 797-7891.

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

Origami creations: children 5-12 are invited to make and take from 2-3 p.m., during school vacation week April 18-22 in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Thursday 4/21

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

Tuesday 4/26

“Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens,” free family movie, 3:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Wednesday 4/27

Stained glass vase workshop for children ages 6-12, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Space is limited, stop by to sign-up.

Support

Thursday 4/21

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for individuals living with mental illness, 6:30-8 p.m., Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,  namiportland@gmail.org.

Monday 4/25
National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family and friends of individuals living with mental illness. 6:30-8 p.m., Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, namiportland@gmail.org.

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.
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 4/20

“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.

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.
Earth Day panel: “Paris Agreement on climate and its implications for Maine and the U.S., ” USM’s Muskie School of Public Service Speakers Series, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM’s Portland Campus, 88 Bedford St., Portland.
Resume and Cover Letter workshop, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, 9-11 a.m., register through 822-3300.
 
Spring Senior Series, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, three programs by financial and adult services professionals: April 21, 6:30 p.m., “Senior Financial Fraud;” May 11, 6:30 p.m., “Medicare Fraud.”

Monday 4/25

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

MSAD 51 budget presentation, 12:30 – 2 p.m., sponsored by the Aging In Place Committee at Cumberland Town Hall Council Chamber.

Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program, 6-7:45 p.m., LaVale Library, 815 National Highway, Cumberland. Contact Linda Mellon at 301-707-7053.

Tuesday 4/26

Unemployed Professionals Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, registration not required.

Wednesday 4/27

Heart Disease and Stroke Survivor Gathering, 5:30 p.m., OceanView, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth, special guest speaker, reserve by calling 289-2388 by April 23.

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

Thursday 4/28

“Maine’s Water Resources,” 7 p.m., hosted by Royal River Conservation and Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.

Wednesday 5/4

Lawyers in Libraries: a Maine lawyer will be available at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., 5-7:30 p.m. for 15 minute one-on-one, no-cost consultations. Must sign-up in advance by calling the library at 865-3307.

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

Wednesday 4/27

Brunswick Area Teen Center benefit, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store, 74 Maine St. downtown Brunswick, will donate 100 percent of sales beyond the seasonal daily average.

Sunday 5/1

Habitat 7 Rivers’ Spring Walk, 2 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Four-mile route with groundbreaking midway at Habitat’s Hope Lane subdivision, habitat7rivers.org/about_us/news/196.

Books/Authors

Saturday 4/30

Poetry Festival,1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, former Poet Laureate of Maine Marcia F. Brown and Joy of the Pen Honorable Mention Helene McGlaufin.

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

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., every second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, Floral Street. All are welcome, but must be at least 16 to play.

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.

Thursday 4/28

SAGE Maine, an organization working to improve the quality of life for older LGBT Mainers, 3-5 p.m. informational meeting, Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to discuss forming a local SAGE drop-in center. FMI, info@sagemaine, 809-7015.

Saturday 4/30

Yard Sale/Flea Market, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.

Model train show by The Great Falls Model Railroad Club of Auburn and Lewiston 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham. Vendors, test track, model trains of various scales running all day.

Sunday 5/1

Kitten Shower and Foster Open House, 1-4 p.m., Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Coin and Stamp Show, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. Free admission, door prizes, silent auction.

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

Saturday 4/23

New England Boiled Dinner with homemade dessert, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, $8 per person, $4 under 12. For takeout call the church at 443-4707.

Baked Bean & Casserole Supper, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St. Three kinds of beans, dogs, clam casserole, mac & cheese, homemade pies. Adults, $8, children, $4.

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.

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

Nurturing Parenting Program, 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 2, 9, 16, with free childcare and dinner, Families CAN! at Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath. Call Dawn for information or to register: 442-7963, ext. 230.

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.

Sunday 4/24

Merrymeeting Audubon field trip to Brunswick Landing, meet at Bath Road Entrance Parking Area at 8 a.m.

Tuesday 4/26

Birding Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Curtis Farm Preserve, 1554 Harpswell Neck Road, woodcock ecology, nesting habitat, hhltmaine.org, 837-9613.

Wednesday 4/27

“Teaching ‘Big History’: Inspiring Students or Diluting the Discipline?” Pejepscot Historical Society Brown Bag Discussion, noon, PHS, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. By donation at the door. Optional advance reading: “Big History Challenges Conventional History, Critics Raise Questions,” http://tinyurl.com/gwzyqqe.

“Using Google Earth and Google Maps” and “Panorama Photography,”  6:30-8:30 p.m. , hosted by First Light Camera Club at Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, Topsham. Free for members, $10 for guests.

Saturday 4/30

Birding Extravaganza, meet at 7:30 a.m. CVS in Bath to carpool and hike/bird watch at Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Sewall Woods Preserve in Bath. Led by Merrymeeting Audubon, 729-8661.

Sunday 5/1

“From the Revolution to the Close of the Nineteenth Century, the Remarkable Women of the Quincy Family,” 2 p.m., hosted by Pejepscot Genealogical Society at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.

Wednesday 5/4

Invasive Forest Pests Workshop, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bath City Arborist Forestry Building, 4 Sheridan Road.

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.

Rain or Shine Club, free weekly family friendly walks guided by Royal River Conservation Trust, 215-8315.

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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