Falmouth Foreside 5K Run/Walk, accepting advance registration for May 9 race to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, $25, habitatportlandme.org.
“Denim & Diamonds” Fundraiser, auction to support St. Brigid’s Catholic School, $35, 5:30 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, 797-7073.
Connected Catholics of Maine, social group for single, separated, divorced or widowed Catholics, general meeting 1 p.m., free, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 797-5251.
Casco Bay Newcomers Club, for people new to the area and interested in knowing others, second Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Grill, 175 Lower Main St., Freeport, 370-2606.
Call for Volunteers
Freeport Community Library seeks voluntary contributions of Lego building blocks to create children’s Lego club, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.
Scarborough Beach Monitors wanted to distribute summertime information about wildlife and dog-leash rules, 730-4149.
Friends of Casco Bay seeks volunteers to monitor local water quality from April to October, orientation session 9 a.m., Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, 799-8574, cascobay.org.
Volunteer Opportunities Fair, featuring 30 local nonprofit organizations, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Piper Shores Retirement Community, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough, 510-5211, pipershores.org.
ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand the organization. ABC believes in empowerment through sailing and action-based activities to relieve depression. Check the website or call 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. Contact Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, has 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.
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, email@example.com.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, ages 16-plus. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.
Freeport Community Services continues to seek the help of volunteers in its Thrift Shop, Food Pantry, free lunch program and other projects, 865-3985 ext. 206, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freeport Historical Society needs helpers for cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington House, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person. 865-3170, email@example.com.
Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, one to two hours per month, training provided. 797-3014.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children. 888-387-8758.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy-raisers in the Bath, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Portland and Yarmouth areas. Keep puppy from age 8 weeks to 16 months, free training, support. Kathleen Hayward, firstname.lastname@example.org, guidingeyes.org.
HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, three to four hours in the morning, one or two days a week. Also seeking cleaning supplies and canned cat food. 302 Range Road, Cumberland. 829-4116 or 846-3038.
ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers to help seniors and visually impaired adults enjoy independence and quality of life. Commit to one or more hours per month. 854-0505.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for non-literate adults and English-as-a-second-language instruction. 780-1352.
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. to 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Alice or Laurie at 878-3285.
Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations. Call Cars Helping America, 866-949-3668, skincheck.org.
Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers. Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286, email@example.com.
Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, meets 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland. Free, all welcome. Diane, 892-9529.
Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will assist new Mainers in their search for employment. Paul Mullaney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments. 800-227-2345.
TogetherGreen needs volunteers for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or email@example.com.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on executive committee, request information packet at 781-6099, 800-287-1471, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award provided. Apply online at AmeriCorps.gov; Meredith Eaton 941-2800, ext. 207, email@example.com.
Public Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5-$11, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, 797-2487.
Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by Scarborough High School Softball Team, 5:30 p.m., adults $8, children $5, families $25, Scarborough Middle School Cafeteria, 21 Quentin Drive, Scarborough.
Haiti Project Empty Bowl Supper, 5-7 p.m., $10, Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, 65 Mellen St., Portland, 773-6562.
Public Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, children $5, families $20, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 883-5344.
Public Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, 767-2575.
Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., individuals $8, families $17, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.
“A Matter of Balance,” fall-prevention workshop for older adults, Wednesdays, April 8 to May 27, 10 a.m., Falmouth Learning Resource Center, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth, 396-6583.
“Autism Roundtable,” informational event, 6 p.m., free, Opportunity Alliance, 50 Lydia Lane, South Portland.
Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, 899-2435, newlightportland.org.
Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, open to people of all faiths, 772-6898, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate! 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
Women ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.
Yoga for Movement Disorders, 11 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Foden Road, South Portland, 347-3030.
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, 653-3319.
End Emotional Overeating, supportive workshop series for women, Tuesday evenings beginning in April, $25, 17 South St., Portland, 766-6451.
All-Recovery support meetings, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.
Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Pauline 617-259-6623.
Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, free, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia, foodaddicts.org, 775-2132.
Food and Body Balance Support Group, free, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 799-1331 ext. 136, email@example.com.
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 Avenue, Portland, gpmomc.org.
Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or cancercommunitycenter.org.
HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. and Thursdays 5-7 p.m., Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave., Liz, 899-2733, HopeHealing.org.
International Dyslexia Association, support for parents of dyslexics, noon, third Friday of every month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, FMI 508-810-1329.
Life Choice Grief Support Group, third Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 761-6967, LifeChoiceHospice.com.
Living with Loss, first and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.
Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, free, with on-site 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, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.
NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness support meetings for people coping with another’s mental illness, second and fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and peer support groups, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, email@example.com.
Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sundays, 7 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 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, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesdays, Equality Maine, 550 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Portland, 831-3015, pflagportlandmaine.org
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, cancercommunitycenter.org.
TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.
Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesdays, noon, 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., WAPortlandME@gmail.com.
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.
“In the Blood,” presentation on history of Maine lumbermen, by Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 2 p.m., $12, students and seniors $8, Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2868.
“Rising China,” part of Travel Series lectures sponsored by Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 7:30 p.m., free, Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.
“Small Space Gardening,” presented by Longfellow Garden Club, 11 a.m., $5, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 433-0427.
“Staring Your Own Business: All the Basics,” 6 p.m., free with registration, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147, scoremaine.com.
TRIAD Senior Forum, 2-3 p.m., free, Cape Elizabeth Town Hall, 320 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 767-3323 ext. 208.
“Beyond the Prison Walls,” discussion with Maya Schenwar sponsored by the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, rjimaine.org.
Harpswell Community Nursery School Run, 5K race/walk to support school, 10 a.m., Mitchell Field, Harpswell, signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=912VSH7.
Bath Antique Show & Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $4, Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road, Bath, 582-5908, bathantiquesshows.com.
Spring Flea Market & Yard Sale, presented by Bath Area Senior Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Merriconeag Grange meetings first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Grange, 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.
Call for Volunteers
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, volunteer drivers wanted, will use agency van to pick up morning food donations that will feed those in need, 725-2716 ext. 19, email@example.com.
American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for 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 371-4125 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 email@example.com.
Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 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 needs volunteers at ReStore in Topsham, especially help with receiving, cleaning, displays, and customer service; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335, firstname.lastname@example.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.
Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays. FMI 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.
Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the cafe, 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, 373-3646.
Oasis Free Clinic seeks volunteer clerical and administrative help, one or two half-days per week. 721-9277, or oasishealthnetwork.org/volunteer.
Parkview Adventist Medical Center needs gift shop volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings, Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m. 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, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will assist New Mainers in their search for employment, FMI, Paul Mullaney, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com.
Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Italian Supper, to benefit Teen Mission, 5-6:30 p.m., adults $8, children $4, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 725-2624.
Public Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., adults $8, children $4, Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 725-2185.
Corned Beef Boiled Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.
Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-9:30 a.m., adults $7, children $3, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, 443-6015.
“Successful Aging,” part of Ounce of Prevention lecture series, with Dr. Florin Olteanu, 11 a.m., free, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 721-1278.
Health Talk, sponsored by Maine Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 1 p.m., free, Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-5430.
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. to noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, email@example.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 sitting meditation, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.
Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages and skill levels welcome, $10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Third Floor, Bath, 808-281-6451, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Caregiver support group, third Thursday of each month. 4:30 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 373-4656.
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. 442-9966, celebraterecovery.com.
Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, 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.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath 207-512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 207-441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 207-442-7557; 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.
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.
12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, email@example.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.
TED Talks: “Inspired by Nature,” 6:30 p.m., free, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 837-9613, hhltmaine.org.
Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900.