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5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run, St. Max Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough, fun run starts at 5:30, 5K starts at 6 p.m., $17 online at www.runsignup.com, or $20 day of at 4:30 p.m. Hosted by Knights of Columbus, proceeds benefit South Portland Food Cupboard and the Maine Special Olympics.
Save a Stray, L.L. Bean, Freeport, 8 a.m. 5K, 8:30 a.m., 1-mile walk, $25, proceeds benefit Coastal Humane Society & Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Food trucks, doggy demos, Ask A Vet booth, canine contests, saveastray5K.org.
Sijo Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, with retired Harvard professor of Korean literature. Free and open to the public, registration requested, 883-4723, option 4.
“Google It: A History of Google,” book launch by local author Anna Crowley-Redding, 6 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, middle-grade nonfiction book.
Cape Con, noon-4 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. All the fun of a comic convention with free comic books, local comic authors and artists, cosplayers, gaming stations, face painting. Free, all ages, all welcome.
Writers’ Accountability Group, 10 a.m.-noon, third Wednesday of the month, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, all levels of expertise and genres welcome.
Literary Lunch, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, noon, last Wednesday of the month.
Many Voices Teen Book Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library. Drop-in, see the selection at portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.
Peaks Island Book Group, 129 Island Ave., 7-8 p.m. first Tuesday, 766-5540, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.
Portland Public Library Book Group, 5 Monument Square, 5:30-6:30 p.m., third Tuesday, 871-1700, ext. 705, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.
Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 797-2915, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.
Betsy Ross House Book Group, hosted by South Portland Library the first Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m., Betsy Ross House in South Portland. Members choose books that are part of the mainstream cultural current, call 767-7660.
Life 101, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, 10:30 a.m. fourth Tuesday, discuss books that improve quality of life, establish good habits, and living more creatively and happily, https://bit.ly/2KyESg4.
Writer’s Group, 2 p.m., first and third Saturdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.
Reader’s Circle, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, last Thursday; free and open to the public, registration not required.
Life Happens Outside Festival, Aug. 17-19, L.L. Bean, Freeport, 40+ outdoor exhibits, film festival, climbing competition, kayaking, free for all ages & abilities, www.lifehappensoutside.org.
Maine State Parks and Historic Sites: Free Day Use for Maine residents through Sept. 3, including Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, Bradbury Mountain in Pownal and Wolfe’s Neck in Freeport, https://bit.ly/2AYpMjQ for complete list.
Freeport Community Services Community Day and Tent Sale, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., 53 Depot St., Freeport, featuring items from the thrift shop, food, face painting, school supplies, info from other agencies. Eye screenings from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain date Aug. 24.
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 18-19, local hams with Wireless Society of Southern Maine will reach out to other hams, lighthouses and lightships from Spring Point Ledge Light in South Portland.
Cribbage, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Scarborough Lions Den, 273 Gorham Road, free, all welcome, 883-9780.
Scarborough Garden Club, 12:30 p.m. third Thursday, Hillcrest Retirement Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave. New members welcome, www.scarboroughgardenclub.org.
Call for Volunteers
Zonta Club of Southern Maine, 6 p.m. second Thursdays September-June, Duffy’s Tavern & Grill, 168 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, new members and guests welcome to join service organization that empowers women, email@example.com.
Cinemagic Marathon Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 & 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, Cinemagic Theatre, 183 County Road in Westbrook. Donors receive a free ticket to a Cinemagic Theatre.
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.
Cumberland Area Rides and Aging in Place Cumberland need drivers, companions, and other volunteers to help local seniors. Interview, vetting and training may be required. Volunteer drivers contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367, firstname.lastname@example.org. Other AIP volunteers contact AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 245-8033, www.AIPCumberland.org.
Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, adults 55 and older wanted to make a difference in Cumberland County while earning extra money. Foster Grandparents help in schools, Senior Companions visit adult day programs or homes, 773-0202, FGP@opportunityalliance.org.
HART Cat Shelter, 302 Range Road, Cumberland. Apply at hartofme.com or 829-4116.
Hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Contact Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or email@example.com.
Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has an ongoing need for volunteers to assist refugees transitioning to the U.S., 881-8550.
Road To Recovery needs drivers to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with a valid license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or cancer.org.
BBQ Chicken Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Durham, junction routes 9/136, opposite gazebo. Includes wood-smoked chicken, assorted salads, desserts, adults/$10; kids 6-12/$4.
Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.
Outdoor Earthing Yoga, 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays to Aug. 29, Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free, http://ombodyhealth.com/community-events.
“Chair Yoga for a Peaceful, Powerful You,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.
“Navigating the Winds of Change in a World of Chaotic Spin,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, a system to utilize the energies in nature for personal navigation.
Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.
Mammograms/pap tests available at no cost for women 40-64 through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.
Restorative yoga, drop-in class 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.
Tai Chi, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.
Just for Kids
Read to a Therapy Dog, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 4-5 p.m. Mondays in August for kids of all ages, call 865-3307 to reserve.
Children’s Performance Festival, 10-11 a.m., Aug. 18, 19 & 25, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, schedule and tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Children’s Movie, noon, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, bring lunch and watch two animated shorts.
SailMaine High School Sailing Information Night, 6 p.m., Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave. Sign up at https://sailmaine.campmanagement.com/enroll.
Anime Club, 3-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Ages 13 and up can watch, craft, and generally geek out over all things Anime and Manga, no registration required.
Dungeon Master Class, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, ongoing, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, workshop on how to become a Dungeon Master, open to ages 16 and up. Space is limited, registration required, www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.
Tabletop Gaming Club, 2:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, new and challenging board and tabletop games for ages 11 and up.
Baby Singalong, 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Infant/Toddler Story Time Tuesday 10 and 10:15 a.m. Pre-School Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 781-2351.
Fun & Games, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road: Pokemon & More, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Fridays; Magic Matches! 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays; Lego Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Signing with Babies, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, baby signing by Maine Behavioral Healthcare, 781-2351. Free.
Baby and Me, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., social time for infants and caregivers with toys and music. Free and open to the public, 865-3307, www.freeportlibrary.com.
Preschool Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, agriculture programs, hikes, harvesting, camping, paddling and more for kids and teens through the summer, www.wolfesneck.org, 865-4469.
Yoga for Toddlers & Preschoolers, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesday.
Family Story Play Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.
Songs & Stories en Français, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Weekly storytime in French.
Teen After Hours, 6-8 p.m., first Friday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, video games on Wii and PlayStation 4, movies, board & card games, pizza, music.
Baby Builders, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Duplos, free play and socializing for newborns to age 4.
Flash Story Time, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, stories and songs, South Portland Memorial Branch, 155 Westcott Road.
Letter Zoo, stories and songs for ages 3-5, Fridays at 10:30 a.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.
Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:15-11 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays; Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.
Tail Waggin’ Tales, reading program with therapy dogs every Tuesday at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Aging in Place Friendly Visitor program for those 60+ in Cumberland offers weekly visits by a trained volunteer who will provide companionship based on mutual interests. To apply or refer someone: AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 245-8033.
Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, ongoing weekly support groups to help address suicide prevention, depression/bipolar, addictions, call John at 615-3691.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, Patricia.Burke@genesishcc.com.
Bereaved Parents of USA, 6:30-8 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, open to anyone struggling with the death of a child. Contact Triss Critchfield, 799-4183 or email@example.com; SouthernmaineBPUSA@gmail.com.
Brain Aneurysm Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., last Thursday, Room 9, Dana Health Education Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St. Portland, http://kat-walk.org/support.html.
Cancer Community Center, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling, CancerCommunityCenter.org, 774-2200.
Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066, throughthesedoors.com.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program, local meetings at foodaddicts.org.
Grief Support for individuals and groups, Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, contact Carol Schoneberg-Robinson for schedule, 289-3651, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice Grief Support Group, 3 p.m. third Wednesday, Compassus, 23 Spring St., Suite C, Scarborough, 761-6967, compassushealthcare. com.
Kids First Center, educational support for parents and children experiencing separation, divorce and/or co-parenting, 761-2709, email@example.com, www.kidsfirstcenter.org.
LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma Support Group, third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.
Living Well in North Yarmouth free ride service, call Steven Palmer at 829-6230.
Look Good … Feel Better with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, help with wigs, makeup, self-esteem, cancercommunitycenter.org. Free.
Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one, peer support from trained volunteers for adults dealing with cancer, CancerCommunityCenter.org, 774-2200.
Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, 6-8 p.m. first Thursday of most months, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Scarborough. Support also available for support in person, by phone or email. Contact Robyn Shaw for more information at 523-0883, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Illness Family Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., first, second and third Mondays of the month, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., classroom #2, Portland. NAMI Portland. FMI call Mike, 703-966-8875.
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 email@example.com.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10 a.m. first Tuesday, Handy’s, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, drop-in, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, find local meetings at oamaine.org.
Parkinson’s Disease weekly support group, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, for patients, family, caregivers, 865-3417.
S.M.A.R.T. Recovery, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step groups, contact Jim at 787-1212.
South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday and 5-7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.
The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer support groups for ages 3-18, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widow/widowers/partners. The Tender Living Care Program offers peer support to everyone in the family facing a life-impacting illness diagnosis, 775-5216, email@example.com, 555 Forest Ave., Portland
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPS Club, weight-loss support group, find a local meeting at www.tops.org/tops/TOPS/FindAMeeting.aspx.
Wellness Through Art, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, peer-led, recovery focused art group. Contact Patrick at 618-0318.
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, connects resources such as clothing, heating assistance, food and rides to people in need, https://ycan.info/.
Freeport Village Tours, 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays & Fridays to Sept. 14, highlights features of the exhibit “Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920.” Meet at Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., $8.
Eastern Cemetery Walking Tours, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 14, 224 Congress St., $10/adults, $5/students & seniors, spiritsalive.org/tours.
“Portland’s India Street: The Grand Trunk to the Abyssinian Walking Tours,” by Greater Portland Landmarks, 10 a.m. Mondays to Sept. 24, meet at 1 India St., Gorham Savings Bank Building, $10, advance tickets at www.portlandlandmarks.org/events/india-street-2018.
Portland Observatory, 93 High St., open until 8 p.m. Thursday nights in August, portlandlandmarks.org.
Woods Walk with low impact forestry member Denny Gallaudet, 6 p.m., hosted by Maine Organic Farmers Association, Millbrook Farm, Cumberland, see www.mofga.org/MOFGA-Events for details.
Mainebiz New Ventures/Start-up Forum, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, South Portland, for entrepreneurs who want to begin and grow a business, tickets $59 at https://bit.ly/2OTINHd.
Senior Tech, 10:30 a.m.-noon, fourth Wednesday, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, bring questions and devices.
Maine Genealogical Society, Greater Portland Chapter, 12:30 p.m. first Saturday, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Free, guests welcome, 409-6205.
Computer Tutoring sessions, Portland Public Library, Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 Monument Square, call 871-1700, ext. 708 to register for a half-hour session.
Maine Job Seekers: free classes about employment, services and programs, Maine Department of Labor, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, mainecareercenter.com, 822-3300.
Scarborough Kiwanis, noon-1 p.m., every Friday, The Egg & I, 183 US Route One, Scarborough, breakfast and featured speaker, public welcome.
Spanish Group, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, all levels welcome.
Technology Tutoring, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, one-on-one computer help in reserved half hour sessions 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30-2 p.m. Fridays.
HART Cat Shelter Yard/Bake Sale, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18, Exposition Hall, Cumberland Fairgrounds. “Shop & Sip” preview night 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 for $15. For sale hours and more info see www.hartofme.org, 829-4116.
MTA Football Team Live Rock Band Fundraiser, 7:30-10:30 p.m., American Legion Post 202, 79 Foreside Road, Topsham. Tickets $8/$15 at the door, 21+.
Mid-Coast Audubon Annual Lobster Bake Fundraiser, 1 p.m., Hog Island, Bremen, $50 includes clams, veggies, drinks, dessert and boat transportation, BYOB. Reservations due Aug. 25 through Sue Schubel at 380-1370 or email@example.com.
The Library Bookstore, 194 Front St., Bath, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
“Sea Change: A Man, A Boat, A Journey Home,” author talk and book signing by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, 6-7 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, $7/members or $10.
Nature Speaks Book Discussion, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.
Senior Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., age 16+.
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Topsham, free neuter and rabies shots for feral, stray and barn cats. Free transportation and trapping available in parts of Androscoggin, Kennebec, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln & Oxford counties, 721-8395.
Sip & Stitch, knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.
American Cancer Society, volunteers needed in the Topsham office, Road To Recovery program, Look Good Feel Better program, Relay For Life events and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, see cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html, or contact Danielle Blais at Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org or 373-3700, ext. 3720.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Brunswick area, training provided, 777-7740, AHCH.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters, 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.
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 ReStore, donations of appliances, complete kitchen cabinet sets, and furniture in good condition needed, call 504-9341, drop off at 126 Main St., Topsham, Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Mid Coast Hospital, looking for people to work in the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.
People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Red Cross Blood Drives, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.
Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed residents who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine will train volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622, email@example.com.
SEARCH Program of Greater Bath, assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contradance, second Saturdays, Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St., Topsham. Family dance 6-7 p.m., $3, $12/family. Finger food potluck, 7 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; main dance, 8 p.m. $10/$7. http://contradancetopsham.wordpress.com.
Ham Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., includes scalloped potatoes, green beans, biscuit, $10, $4 under 12. For takeout call 443-4707.
Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4-6:30 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St. Includes three kinds of beans, clam casserole, mac & cheese, homemade desserts, adults/$8, kids/$4.
Lunch with Friends, noon, Tuesdays, Bailey Island Union Church, 2141 Harpswell Islands Road; Thursdays, Merriconeag Grange Hall, 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell; Fridays, Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island. Free.
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, 10-11 a.m. third Wednesdays, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, email@example.com.
Group meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.
Merrymeeting Wheelers Bike Club, beginners welcome, for details see http://merrymeetingwheelers.org.
TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, find a local meeting at www.tops.org.
Weight Watchers, noon Mondays, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.
Yoga for Cancer, 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, 729-8433.
Just for Kids
“Invisible Xylophone,” registration open for Aug. 21 creative coding workshop for seventh- and eighth-graders at Patten Free Library in Bath. Free, but space is limited, call 443-5141, ext. 12 to register.
Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.
Baby & Me, 10 a.m. Thursdays for 15-20 minutes with songs, action rhymes, and board books for birth to 23 months, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.
Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for 20-30 minutes with music, dance and action rhymes, for 2-year-olds and their grown-ups, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.
Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays for 30-45 minutes, with songs, dance, instruments, action rhymes for ages 3-5, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.
Third Saturday Teen Crafting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., drop in at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, ages 11-18 only.
Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.
Dementia Caregivers Education Series, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 837-3581; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 528-5550; Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 121 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.
Grief Support Groups, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse or suicide, grieving child or parent, holiday-related and more, CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, call 721-1357 for specifics.
Lyme Disease Support Group, 5:30 – 8 p.m. first Wednesday, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick in cafe conference rooms, 841-8757.
Moving On discussion group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, for surviving spouses of retirement age on how to build a new life, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.
Multiple Sclerosis Society, coffee and conversation group, first Tuesday 10-11 a.m., Handy’s Market, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, Tuesdays, noon, St. Mary’s Church, 144 Lincoln Street, Bath, 729 3149; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 386 1740.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 7 p.m. fourth Wednesday, Mid Coast Medical Group, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 319-7956.
Pet Loss Grief Support Group, Center for Grief and Loss, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, for both anticipatory grief and death of a pet. For schedule see https://bit.ly/2OU7JhV, call 721-1357.
Prostate Cancer Network Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Tuesday, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick in cafe conference room.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital, support groups for adult and adolescent survivors of child sexual abuse, www.sassmm.org; 24-hour helpline 1-800-871-7741.
Survivors of Suicide Loss, CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, contact Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357, email@example.com for meeting times.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in 6-6:40 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, www.tops.org/tops/TOPS/FindAMeeting.aspx.
Women with Cancer Support Group, open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6546.
Women’s Circle, for women in a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 24-helpline 800-537-6066; office, 721-0199.
“Active Parenting: First Five Years,” for expectant parents and parents with children from birth to age 5, Tuesdays, Aug. 21, 28, Sept. 4 & 11, Families CAN!, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath. Free program, dinner, childcare, call Dawn at 442-7963, ext. 230 to register.
Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise and Exploration, Fridays, Aug. 24, 31, and Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Guided bus ride along the Phippsburg Peninsula, members $56; nonmembers $70, www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org, 443-1316.
Guided Mindful Meditation Walk, 8:45 a.m., hosted by KELT at Bath’s Butler Head Preserve, directions and registraton at https://bit.ly/2McaYm3.
“Stone Tools of New England’s Native People,” 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, with geologist Mark Brockmann, free and open to the public.
Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Happy Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bath Brewing Company, with local birder and photographer Mike Fahay, reserve at 442-8400, https://bit.ly/2B30LUC.
Brunswick Toastmasters Club, 6:30-8 p.m. first & third Tuesdays, 8 Venture Ave., visitors welcome, 241-2294, https://2156.toastmastersclubs.org.
Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center Open House, Topsham, noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday. For directions see creamaine.org or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
First Light Camera Club, meets monthly 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, fee charged, www.firstlightcc.com, email@example.com, 729-6607.
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Speaker Series, 7 p.m., 2nd Wednesday until May, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free and open to the public, www.fomb.org.
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 Thursdays at 10 a.m., guided by Royal River Conservation Trust, 215-8315.
Smart investing@your library workshops, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; list at curtismoney.com.
Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, career counseling, classes, support, mainecareercenter.com, 373-4000.
Tech Help, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.