Community Calendar: April 27 – May 8

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Greater Portland


Wednesday 4/27

Business After 5 Social, with online bidding available for Falmouth/Cumberland Community Chamber’s first online auction, for scholarship fund for Falmouth and Greely High School seniors, 5-7 p.m., Portland Chamber members free/ $15 non-members, OceanView at Falmouth, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, auction at, register by April 26 at, 772-2811.

Thursday 4/28

Paddlers Film Fest and Silent Auction, to benefit the Maine Island Trail Association and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, 5 p.m. silent auction, with cash bar, 6:30 p.m. films begin, $12 advance tickets/ $15 door/ $10 students, Eastland Hotel, Portland, advance tickets, 761-8225.

Friday 4/29

Annual Auction of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 6-10 p.m., with appetizers, desserts, silent, live auction, $45 advance/ $55 door, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, 828-1234,

Happy Trails Big Bash
& Silent Auction, to benefit Portland Trails, 5:30 p.m., $20 members/ $25 non-members, The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, 

Saturday 4/30

25 Cent Yard Sale, to benefit The Morrison Center, 8-11:30 a.m., Morrison Center multi-purpose room, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, donations welcome, 883-6680. 

Bike Swap Fundraiser, hosted by Yarmouth Parent Teacher Organization, 9 a.m.-noon swap, drop off bikes 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 29, Yarmouth Elementary School, Yarmouth, FMI,

Charity Auction, North Yarmouth Academy, to benefit financial aid and enrichment programs, 5-10 p.m., with live, silent auction, dinner, cash raffle, $30 advance/ $35 door, Travis Roy Arena, 497 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, bidding online through April 26 at, FMI, 846-2380,

Benefit Yard Sale, Perennials and Bake Sale, Cumberland Community Nursery School annual fundraiser, 8 a.m.-noon, Mable I. Wilson School Gym, 353 Tuttle Road, Cumberland,

Benefit Yard Sale, Lunch
and Bake Sale, proceeds go to church mission outreach, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St., Scarborough, 883-2814,

“Guys and Molls,”
25th Annual Cheverus High School Auction, silent, live auctions, dinner, raffles and more, 6 p.m., $50, to benefit the Cheverus Scholarship Fund, Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland,, 774-6238.

H.A.R.T. Bake and Craft Sale, fundraiser for Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, food, craft donations welcome, 829-4116.

Project Linus Studio Sale, Quilt and Blanket Show, exhibition and celebration to benefit Project Linus Cumberland County, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough, FMI, Melodie Provost, 284-5606.

Salt River Benefit Folk Concert, donations benefit Peace Action Maine, 6:30–8 p.m., $15 suggested, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 80 Sherman St., Portland, Sally Breen, 892-8391.

Spring Yard Clean-Up, fundraiser to benefit South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse Teams, yardwork done April 30 by team members, $75 average yard, reserve space with Dennis, 650-0252.

Yard Sale Fundraiser, Village Nursery School, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 97 Main St., Yarmouth.

“In Other Words:” Shakespeare & Sinatra, to benefit The Freeport Shakespeare Festival, with Matt Fogg and The Chairmen of The Board, 7 p.m., $65, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at

Sunday 5/1

Food is Hope Benefit Concert, food drive for Wayside Food Program, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., hosted by Truly Chillemi, with music by Chris James, Eric Winter, Marc Chillemi and the SoPo Trio, Primo Cubano, The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 541-9024,

Friday 5/6

Falmouth Kitchen & Tasting Tour, to benefit The Maine Hunger Initiative, presented by Fine Living Events, tour 8 kitchens, with demonstrations by feature chefs, cookbook authors, specialty food shops, and tastings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $25 advance/ $30 same-day, ages 12 and under free, tour begins at Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Dr., Falmouth, Marjorie Ferris, 617-620-8980, tickets at

“Laughter is Good for the Heart,” comedy show to benefit the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation, 8:30-10:30 p.m., $12, The Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave., Portland, tickets must be purchased in advance,, FMI,

Saturday 5/7

“Best of Broadway,” musical performance to benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, hosted by Kim Block and Doug Rafferty, 7:30 p.m., $35-$25, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets,, 842-0800.

Electronics Recycling Day, hosted by Rotary Club of Falmouth, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,  drop off items for recycling/disposal to Rotary, Falmouth Shopping Center parking lot, U.S. Route 1 , Falmouth, open to public, Anne Payson, 781-2501.

Falmouth Kitchen & Tasting Tour, to benefit The Maine Hunger Initiative, presented by Fine Living Events, tour 8 kitchens, with demonstrations by feature chefs, cookbook authors, specialty food shops, and tastings, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $25 advance/ $30 same-day, ages 12 and under free, tour begins at Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Dr., Falmouth, Marjorie Ferris, 617-620-8980, tickets at

Bulletin Board

National Community Development Week, April 25-29, presented by the City of Portland, daily events, include tours of CDBG-funded projects in Portland,

National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7, free daily activities, open to public, full schedule, reservations at or 774-5961 ext. 3324.

Wednesday 4/27

Public Meeting on Congress Street Transportation, 12 p.m. guided walking tour of Longfellow Square corridor; 1 p.m. guided walking tour of Lincoln Park corridor; 4-7 p.m. public meeting, Institute for Contemporary Art, MECA, 552 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 4/28

‘Work It Up’ Second Anniversary Celebration of business development program, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland,, 221-6987.

Saturday 4/30

National Drug Take-Back Initiative, bring expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Yarmouth – Town Hall Community Room, Main Street, 846-3333; and Portland, ecomaine, 64 Blueberry Road, Portland, all quantities welcome, no questions asked,

Wentworth Intermediate School Open Forum, 10 a.m., tour school, discussion, meet in school library, Wentworth School, Scarborough, Kelly Johnston, 730-4106.

Sunday 5/1

World Laughter Day Celebration, 12-1 p.m., free, open to public, Monument Square, Portland, 603-509-3240.

Thursday 5/5

Business After 5, hosted by PROPEL and South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber, 5-7 p.m., free for members, new members welcome, Personal Touch Catering/Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland, register,, 772-2811

Office Hours with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins Portland staff representative Sara Holmbom Lund, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Yarmouth Municipal Building, 10 Village Square Road, North Yarmouth, no appointment necessary, FMI, 780-3575.


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 St., Yarmouth, 846-0783.

Cumberland County Tea Party Meetings, 2 p.m. Sundays, open to public, American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, Marie Doucette, 284-7032 or 229-3516.

The Food Share, held by First Baptist Church Food Ministry, perishable food items available every Sunday from 5-6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, enter at side door on Center St., Meagan, 846-3087.

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.

Cribbage Night, Scarborough Lions Club, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, free, open to public, Lions’ den, 273 Gorham Road, across from Sam’s Club, Scarborough, 650-3644.

Portland Republican City Committee Monthly Meetings, fourth Monday of each month, FMI,

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, 4/27, USM Portland; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, hosted by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 53 Baxter Blvd., Portland,, 1-800-Red-Cross.

ITNPortland volunteer drivers needed to transport seniors and visually impaired adults, commit to one or more hours per month when available, 854-0505.

SARSSM Volunteers Needed, advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, 24-hour Crisis & Support Line, 40-hour training, 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 4-May 25, and two Saturdays, May 7 and May 21, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., send application by April 29, 1-800-313-9900,

Saturday 4/30

Scarborough Beach and Marsh Clean-up, 9 a.m.-noon, rescheduled from April 23, multiple sites around Scarborough including Eastern Trail and Route One, refreshments provided, FMI, Linda Woodard, 415-8331,

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check website or 831-4151.

Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties, volunteers receive formal training, Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or

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

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or

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

Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one to 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,

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.

Freeport Historical Society needs ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.

Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.

Guiding Eyes Puppy Raisers, Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks-16 months, free training, support, Pat Webber,, 338-5520.

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, 3-4 hours in the morning, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038.

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed to help people with disabilities experience riding, call Vickie 929-4700, or 807-7757.

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.

Hospice Volunteers Needed for Allegiance Hospice, to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland counties, Nicole Garrity, 877-255-4623 or

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.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668,

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers, contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or

Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, free, all welcome, Diane, 892-9529.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 1-800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee;, 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award; apply online; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207,

Dining Out

Saturday 4/30

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 children under 12, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.
Public Bean Supper,
5-6 p.m., $7 adults/ $3 children, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

April Church Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults/ $4 ages 12 and under, St. Pius X Parish, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Roast Beef Dinner, $8 adults/ $6 students/ $4 ages under 12, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.


Haddock Chowder Lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Jazz Dinner Buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/ $12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough,

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or

Gardens & Outdoors

Wednesday 4/27

Yarmouth Community Garden Spring Orientation, 7 p.m., Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, Main St., Yarmouth,

Saturday 4/30

Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day, giveaways, demonstrations, more, Risbara’s Greenhouse, 26 Randolph St., Portland, 797-0066; Plainview Farm, 529 Mountfort Road, North Yarmouth, 829-5004; Estabrook’s 337 East Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4398 and 571 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 396-5301; Broadway Gardens, 1640 Broadway, South Portland, FMI,

Deering Center Spring Plant Swap,
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Deering High School lawn, rain date May 1, hosted by BackYards for Everybody, admission by donation of plant, tool, or material, FMI, 

Feathers over Freeport: A Birdwatching Weekend, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, park admission, $3 adults; $1.50 ages 5-11, open to all ages, FMI,

Sunday 5/1

Feathers over Freeport: A Birdwatching Weekend, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, park admission, $3 adults; $1.50 ages 5-11, open to all ages, FMI,

Saturday 5/7

Third Annual Plow Day at Skyline Farm, 9 a.m. start, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708,


Cumberland Farmers Markets: W. Cumberland 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Saturdays, Skillins Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road; Falmouth 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Allen, Sterling and Lothrop, 191 U.S. Rte. 1.

Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member, $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.

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 4/27

Money Management 101 Seminar, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50 per adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Thursday 4/28

Architalx Lecture Series, Diana Balmori,  landscape architect and principal, Balmori Associates of New York, 6 p.m. lecture, $8 online/ $10 door, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, tickets,

E2Tech Forum, talk by Darryl Brown, Maine DEP Commissioner, 7:30 a.m., Woodlands Country Club, Falmouth, register,

How Healthy Is Our Earth? A Case Study On the BP Oil Spill, lecture by John Spengler Ph.D., noon, free, open to the public, WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE Portland Campus, hosted by UNE Center for Community and Public Health,

Long Term Food Storage: What and How to Store and Use, Beyond the Basics, Provident Living Mini-Classes, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel, U.S. Route 115 and Baston Road, North Yarmouth, Camille Soelberg, 370-1054.

Friday 4/29

New England Antiquities Research Association Spring Meeting, April 29-May 1, Best Western Merry Manor Inn, South Portland, conference schedule at, Ros Strong, 882-9425. 

Saturday 4/30

“Maine and the Mast Trade:” Strategic Resources, Geopolitics, and the Clash of the Empires at the first annual gathering of Tate House Museum Mast Agent members, talk by Colin Woodard, 6:30 p.m., dinner, followed by lecture, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, reservations at Tate House Museum, 774-6177, or

Money Management 101 Seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, $50 per adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Monday 5/2

NOT Just Plain Water: Poland Spring, talk by David L. Richards, presented by North Yarmouth Historical Society, 6:30 p.m., open to public, Old Town House, U.S. Route 9, North Yarmouth, 595-2997.

Tuesday 5/3

“Interpreting Holocaust Survivor Testimony,” talk by Lawrence Langer, reception to follow, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Maine Jewish Museum, Congress St., Portland, presented by Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine, 621-3530,

Wednesday 5/4

The New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors, talk by Reza Jalali, 6:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307,

Saturday 5/7

Peace Action Maine Annual Peace Supper, keynote by Medea Benjamin, “From Egypt to Washington D.C.: How to Build a Peoples’ Movement for Peace,” 4-9 p.m., $20 suggested donation, Woodfords Congregational Church, Woodfords St., Portland, reservations, 772-0680.


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

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

Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

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

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or

Health & Support

Wednesday 4/27

Living Well for Better Health, 6-week workshop presented by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, multiple locations; Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 26– June 7; SMAA, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 27 – June 1, register, Anne Murray, 1-800-427-7411, ext. 529.

Thursday 4/28

Remembering Our Mothers: A Special Service of Remembrance, 6 p.m., free, open to public, registration required, Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, 772-0929,

“Strategies to Prevent or Overcome Cancer,” presented by Dr. Christine E. Maguire, 5:30 p.m., free, Women’s Wellness, 535 Ocean Ave., Portland, reservations, 518-6040.

Saturday 4/30

Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for A Peaceful Heart, workshop with Robin Casarjian, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $75, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, presented by Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, ChIME,

Sunday 5/1

Connected Catholics Meeting, 5 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. talk by Edith Pagelson, Holocaust survivor, Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth, Linda Madsen,

“Hospice the Musical:” A Workshop in Three Acts, led by Lenora Trussell, 1-2:30 p.m., Sundays, May 1, May 8, attend one or all workshops, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, FMI,, 797-7659.

Maine Essential Tremor Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., free self-help group, MMC Scarborough Learning Resource Center meeting room, Scarborough, 510-1402.

Monday 5/2

Yarmouth Health Council Meeting, “Medications and Safety,” talk by Stephanie Nichols, 9 a.m., free, open to the public, Community House, East Main St., Yarmouth, 846-5894.

Tuesday 5/3

Savvy Caregiver Training, for family caregivers of people with dementia disorders, 6 sessions, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3-31 and June 7, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, free, must pre-register, Ann O’Sullivan, 1-800-427-7411 x541.

“Tender Heart of Sadness,” 5-week book discussion group led by Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, 6:15-8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3-31, $30, plus book, discounts available, 97 Newbury St., Portland, Karen Monahan,, register,

Wednesday 5/4

Prayers for the World, 7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth.


All-Recovery support meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

“Better Breathing Buddies,” support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland,, 879-4373.

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland,, 899-2435.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Brighton Medical Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, see receptionist for room location, Diana at 749-7443 or Pauline 926-5718.

Drop-In Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30-7 p.m., free, first Wednesday of the month, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, or

Divorce Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or

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 Ave., Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free Twelve-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia,, 775-2132.

Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Ave., Portland,

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

HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733,

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., Portland, free, with onsite childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness, support group meetings for people coping with a loved one’s mental illness; meetings are second, fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland; and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465 or 838-5733,

Nutrition Works LLC, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at 772-6279 or

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 St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, center open to people of all faiths, Ashok,, 772-6898.

“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Classroom 1, Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland, facilitated by Sandra Horne, LCSW, 662-7323, and Robert Myers, LCPC, 409-6226.

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.

Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

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.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.

Just for Seniors


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., Basics Fitness Center, 380 Western Ave., South Portland, 774-3536

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

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Senior Breakfast Community Meals, hosted by Wayside Food Programs and the West End Neighborhood Association, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free for seniors, must sign in, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland,

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 St., Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

Wednesday 4/27

Beef Cattle 4-H Program, informational meeting, program open to young adults ages 13-18, 6:30 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm office, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Eric Tadlock, 865-4469 ext. 106.

Sunday 5/1

Be Kind to Animals Week, at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in collaboration with the Animal Refuge League of Westbrook, May 1-7, daily activities, free with museum admission, $9, children under 18 months free, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Tuesday 5/3

“Unconditional Parenting,” by Alfie Kohn, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Hannaford Hall, USM Abromson Center, FMI, call Friends School of Portland, 781-6321,


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

Falmouth Memorial Library, baby sing-along program; 10 a.m. Mondays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays, children up to age 3 and caregiver; preschool storytime, ages 3-5 and caregiver, 10 a.m. Thursdays, no registration required; Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth,, 781-2351.

Scarborough Public Library Story Times, call for times, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Greenlight Studio, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland,,

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven days a week, $1 children 3-12, adults $2; 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.

Scarborough Public Library Children’s Programs: Baby Tuesdays 11-11:30 a.m., newborns to 18 months; Toddler Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 18 months and older with an adult; Monthly First Tuesday Pajamarama 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 3-8; Third Sunday Social, 1:30-3 p.m., grades 3-6; Registration required for Sunday Socials only, sign up by phone 883-4723 ext. 3, all events are free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road,

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.

Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Teen After Hours, Portland Public Library, for teens only, first Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., hang out, play video games, watch movies, use computers, peruse teen-oriented books, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, in collaboration with the Portland Police Department, FMI, Justin Hoenke, teen librarian, 871-1700, ext. 772.

Mid Coast


Wednesday 4/27

Silent Auction and annual meeting of Merrymeeting Audubon, Herb Wilson on “Patterns of Spring Arrival Dates for Migratory Breeding Birds,” 6 p.m., buffet dinner, $20/person, reservations must be received by April 20, make check out to Merrymeeting Audubon, mail to Tulle Frazer, 271 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 725-8942, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, McKeen St., Brunswick.

Saturday 4/30

Barbershop Concert & Silent Auction, to benefit Brunswick Area Respite Care, 6 p.m. auction, 7 p.m. concert with The Nor-Easters, Inspirations, Maine-ly Harmony, Back Bay Four, $10/door, $8 in advance at Respite Care, 729-8571, children under 12 free, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick.

Coastal Youth 5K and Fun Run, “Go for Baroque … out and Bach,” to benefit Coastal Youth Orchestra music programs, 9 a.m., $25/5K, $20/5K (18 and under), $10 Fun Run, information/registration form at, Nancy Roderick,, 729-5156.

Giant Yard Sale, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain date May 7, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, to purchase table, $10, Sue Sabrowski or Marcy Brenner, 725-2624, proceeds benefit All Saints Parish, St. Charles’ Christmas Fair Raffle.

Trivia Contest, sponsored by Tri-County Literacy to benefit the Read With Me program, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $25/person, individuals and teams welcome, cash prizes, to reserve a table call Sue Barker, 751-4267, O’Shea’s Irish American Eatery, 94 Maine St., Brunswick.

Sunday 5/1

Celebrate Logan: Live Life – WOW, fundraiser for the Logan Sweet Foundation and Myocarditis awareness, unicycle show, juggling, auction, raffle, refreshments, more, 2-4 p.m., donation of auction items or services accepted, Carolyn Sweet, 666-5544,

Saturday 5/21

Plant Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., proceeds benefit the animals at the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051,

Sunday 5/22

Plant Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., proceeds benefit the animals at the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051,


Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10% of all donations,

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 4/27

Student Art Show kick-off, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 6:30-8 p.m., 729-7323 ext. 1.

Saturday 4/30

Community Parade Workshops, sponsored by Spindleworks, 9 a.m – 12 p.m., next to the Brunswick Winter Market, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820.

Model Train Show, by the Great Falls Modern Railroad Club of Auburn and Lewiston, sale of refreshments to benefit Mt. Ararat Sports Boosters, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., $4 adults, $2 children under 15, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, Paul Lodge, 966-3641,

Sunday 5/1

Maine Green Independent Party convention, 9 a.m., non-Greens invited as guests, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick; 6 p.m., “Bringing in the May” and May Pole dance, Brunswick Mall; registration and information,

Thursday 5/5

Remember Longfellow School, open house, view memorabilia and tour the school before its June closing, 6-8 p.m., Longfellow Elementary School, 21 Longfellow Ave., Brunswick, Mary Parsons, 725-5256.

Saturday 5/7

Small Business Saturday in downtown Brunswick, first Saturday of every month, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., approximately 30 businesses participating, visit 10 businesses to collect stamps and be eligible to win prizes,

50/50 Bingo, 1-3 p.m., must be 16 or older to play, The Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Main Street Bath Mayfair, 9th annual citywide yard sale, FMI Main Street Bath, 442-7291,

Thursday 5/12

Midcoast Maine Community Action annual meeting/dinner, 6 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner/meeting, “Childhood Investments Have Big Payoffs: Long-term Benefits of Policies for Low-Income Children,” by John Fitzgerald of Bowdoin College, seating limited, reservations, 442-7963 ext. 216; 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath.


Aging Workers Inititiative of Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., holds classes/forums for those over 55; if interested in short-term certificate training in certain fields contact Barry Peaco, 319-8436,; FMI, visit

Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking,

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.

NARFE Merrymeeting Chapter 1796, National Active and Retired Employees Association, meeting every third Thursday of the month (except July/August), 11:15 a.m., The Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Bath, membership/information, Chuck Hanson, 677-2367 or Anne Philippon, 725-2425.

Small Business Saturday in downtown Brunswick, first Saturday of every month, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., approximately 30 businesses participating, visit 10 businesses to collect stamps and be eligible to win prizes,

Call for Donations

Yard Sale Collection for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s “Grand and Glorious” yard sale to be held May 13-15, collections ongoing at the former Bookland, Cook’s Corner Mall, Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Millie Stewart, 373-6015.

Call for Volunteers

Maine Maritime Museum, summer docents and greeters needed, various positions, for information and training dates, call the volunteer office, 443-1316, ext. 350; 243 Washington St., Bath.

“Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715,, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life is seeking volunteers and team participants for 2011, call Donna Muto, 373-3703,, or visit

Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299,, 16 Community Way, Topsham.

Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer planning committee volunteers needed to organize the 16th annual walk in Brunswick, October 16, at the Town Mall Gazebo, contact Crystal Derocher,, 373-3719.

Thursday 4/28

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, volunteer training, 12-4 p.m., Parkview Hospital, 329 Maine St., Brunswick, pre-registration required, 777-7740,

Saturday 4/30

Shelter Animal Foster Family Recruitment Meeting, training and information, volunteers needed to foster animals not ready for adoption, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., pre-register, Kathy Sullivan, 725-5051 ext. 14, email, Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick.


Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area, training, call 777-7740,

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit

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

CA$H Coalition, Midcoast Maine, seeks volunteers to help Maine families access federal tax credits; free training includes IRS certification, training is held in November/early January, information, Sharon Ross, 373-1140,

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.

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; 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

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 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, 373-369

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit or call 725-9701.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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 has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Debbie, 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.

Dining Out

Saturday 4/30

Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $7, children $3.50, Bath United Church of Christ Congregational, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, Tanya, 442-0420.

Sunday 5/1

Prime Rib dinner, 1-3 p.m., suggested donation, $15/adult, $7.50/children under 12, reservations/advance sales only before April 27, 443-4700 or 443-8763, Knights of Columbus, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Saturday 5/7

Spring Tea, a professional event with finger sandwiches, scones, lemon curd, music, complementary teas, 2 seatings, 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., advance tickets, $12.50/adults, $6.50/children under 12, reservations, 729-3193, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham,

Gardens and Outdoors

Thursday 5/5

Hiking with Joy: Trail Games and Activities for Families of All Ages, with Joy Norkin, registered Maine Guide, sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, John Mullens,

Saturday 5/7

Women’s History Walk and botanical gravestone art walk, with Alison Hepler of UMaine Farmington, dress comfortably for walking, 3-4:30 p.m., tickets $15 at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, reservations required, tea served, meet at Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Ave., Bath, FMI 443-5141.


Cathance River Educational Alliance, series for adults, “CREA Adult Class” 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – noon, the Ecology Center, Cathance River Nature Preserve, Topsham; “Ecology Lecture Series,” last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Topsham Public Library; 12 participants, cost per class, $15 members/ $20 non-members, register,, click on “Programs,” 798-1913 or e-mail

Topsham Garden Club, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. speaker and business meeting; call Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675 for location and membership info; new members/guests always welcome; (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 4/27

The Maine Job Bank, 9-11 a.m., free, open to the public, Workforce Solutions Center-BRAC, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, 373-0754 to sign up.

Thursday 4/28

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop by The Midcoast Council of Governments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, $200 audit coupon giveaways, Topsham Town Office, FMI Jason Bird, 443-5790,

Write a Modern Resume, 9-11 a.m., free, open to the public, Workforce Solutions Center-BRAC, Naval Air Station, Brunswick, 373-0754 to sign up.

Sunday 5/1

Pejepscot Genealogy meeting, 2 p.m., Hubbard Goodrich on ledgers and commercial exchanges, 2nd floor Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, Brian, 729-4098, 833-7371, or visit

Wednesday 5/4

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop by The Midcoast Council of Governments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, $200 audit coupon giveaways, Bath City Hall, FMI Jason Bird, 443-5790,

Tuesday 5/10

Baby Signing and Literacy, learn why so many parents are signing with their babies, 10:30 a.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Joan Hale, 729-3464,

Wednesday 5/11

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop by The Midcoast Council of Governments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, $200 audit coupon giveaways, Hawthorne School, Brunswick, FMI Jason Bird, 443-5790,

Saturday 5/14

Baby Signing and Literacy, learn why so many parents are signing with their babies, 10:30 a.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Joan Hale, 729-3464,


ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

ESOL, English as a Second Language classes, free, Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m., basics of English and class trips to learn about Maine, to register or FMI, 729-7323 ext. 1, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, Michael Myers,

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking,

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting and speaker, every third Thursday, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

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.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events,, 729-0475.

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.

Wife of Bath hosts monthly day-long creative writing retreats, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $25, Linden Tree Meeting House, Phippsburg Congregational Church UCC, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, month-by-month or pre-register, 751-2414,, visit

Health & Support

Monday 5/2

Put Your Conflict Aside (Do it for the kids), 4-week workshop for separated, divorced, or unmarried parents, co-parenting/resolution techniques, taught by male/female mental health professionals, Mondays, May 2-23, 6-9 p.m., $180/pp, financial assistance available, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham, register, 761-2709,

Friday 5/6

Weekend Nonviolent Communication program, “Speaking True/Listening Deep: Mindfulness in Conversation,” with Barbara Bash and Imre Berty, Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., $110/weekend, discounts available, Brunswick Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, register,, FMI, Kristen Lombard, 229-4690.

Monday 5/9

Grief Support Group, Mondays, May 9-June 13, 12:30-2p.m., peer support and grief education, by CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, FMI and to schedule pre-attendance meetings, Kathe Pilibosian, 729-6782 ext. 1357,

Tuesday 5/10

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, 12-week series designed for caregivers and family members of persons with serious mental illness, 6:30-9 p.m., free, pre-registration required, FMI, Tracie, 798-5891 or NAMI-Maine, 1-800-464-5767.


Free Blood Pressure Clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., walk-in, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney RN, 373-6592,

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

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.

Celebrate Recovery Bath, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. group meeting, 6 p.m. free refreshments, 12-step Christ-centered program to help deal with hurts, habits and hang ups, FMI call Jeff or Darlene, 442-9966,

Communicate after Stroke Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, for information or sign up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

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.

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.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages welcome, all hula-hooping levels, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10/person, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; information, Helen, 808-281-6451 or

Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or

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.

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.

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.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events,, 729-0475.

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 St., 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

Computer 101, very basic class, how to turn the computer on, connect a printer, get on the internet to receive email and communicate with your grandchildren, Tuesday mornings 9-10 a.m., $5 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Computer 201, follow-up to the 101 class, learn how to attach documents and work with your contact list, learn about online shopping, distribution lists, searching the internet, Tuesday mornings, 10-11 a.m., $8 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.


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 and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union 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

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff

The Park introduces The Community Session, last Wednesday of each month, 3-6 p.m., free, skating, biking, lobby games, equipment rental; all ages, but parent must sign waiver for kids under 18, The Park, 26 Summer St., Bath, 443-8900, 

Tuesday 4/26

Music Together Class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, caregivers, 9:30-10:15 a.m., 10 weeks, $140, St. Paul’s Community Room, Pleasant St., Brunswick, to register call Sharon, 522-3900,, or visit

Thursday 4/28

Music Together Class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, caregivers, 9-9:45 a.m., 10 weeks, $140, Wiscasset Community Center, Rt. 27, Wiscasset, to register call 882-8230; FMI, Sharon, 522-3900,, or visit

Friday 4/29

Music Together Class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, caregivers, 10:45-11:30 a.m., 10 weeks, $140, Bath Dance Works, downtown Bath, to register call Sharon, 522-3900,, or visit


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for “Littles,” girls ages 6-14 that live in single parent homes to participate in “The Big and Little” program, a mentoring program that matches a child with an adult community mentor (Big Sister) in a one-on-one friendship. There are Big Sisters currently waiting to be matched with Littles. Please Contact Aurora Joseph, Match Support Specialist, 729-7736 or to enroll your daughter.

Brunswick Teen Center at People Plus, an after school and summer drop in program for area youth in grades 6-12, free membership, safe and fun environment with pool, ping pong, snacks, video games, movies, crafts and more, Mon-Thurs. 2:30-5:30 p.m., call for vacation and summer hours, 35 Union St. Brunswick, 721-0754.

Kids’ Classics at Dreamland Theater, film series for children and young teens, second Sunday of the month, October through May, 2 p.m., free, donations suggested, Sagadahoc Preservation Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, for schedule, visit

Morning Storytelling, monthly, 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, information, 725-5222 or