Community Calendar: Aug. 31-Sept. 9

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Camp Ketcha golf benefit, registration deadline for Sept. 13 event at Prout’s Neck Golf Course in Scarborough,

Thursday 9/8

Portland Community Free Clinic fundraiser, Nonesuch River Golf Club, Scarborough. Shotgun start at noon with carts, dinner and prizes, $150/person, $500/foursome,, 232-8034.

Saturday 9/10

Cultivating Community benefit, lobster bake by Allagash Brewing Co., 5-8 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. Tickets $65 at

Sunday 9/11

Farm-to-Table Pig Roast, 5-8 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 625 Wolfe’s Neck Road, Freeport. Tickets $75 and includes all food, dessert, live music, brews and cocktails in support of the Teen Ag program, must be 21+,

Sunday 9/18

Let’s Hold Hands, participants and volunteers wanted to circle Back Cove to raise money for United Way of Greater Portland. Food trucks, music, free T-shirt. Register/volunteer at

Saturday 9/24

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Greater Portland, 3-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. at Payson Park, 755 Baxter Blvd., Portland,


Thursday 9/1

Martin Steingesser, Stone Boat Poetry Series, 8 p.m., TEIA Sailing Club, Peak’s Island, take 7:15 ferry from Portland. 

Tuesday 9/6

“A Memory of Violets,” First Tuesday Book Club selection, noon, Mechanics’ Hall Library, 519 Congress St., Portland. Prereading not required. Bring lunch, drinks and sweets provided; all welcome.

“Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum,” by Derek and Dylan Volk, 5:30- 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.


Third Tuesday Book Group, 2 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Details at library.

Adult Story Time, 12:05-12:50 p.m., South Portland Public Library, lunch hour read-aloud group for adults every Wednesday, 767-7660.

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Saturday 9/3

Yard sale fundraiser for The Greater Freeport Community Chorus, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 181 Main St., Freeport, next to the Freeport Community Library. Household items, collectibles, tools, furniture, antiques, clothing. Rain date Sept. 4.

Sunday 9/4

“Reggae in the Park,” 2-8 p.m., free family friendly music festival, Deering Oaks, Park Avenue, Portland. Face painting, bounce house, Jamaican vendors and crafts.

Call for Volunteers

Love cats? Volunteers needed mornings at Hart Cat Shelter, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, apply at

Creative Portland and 2 Degrees Portland, volunteers needed until the end of September for Arts and Economic Impact 5 Surveys, part of a nationwide project to measure the impact of arts and culture on local economies, sign up for one-hour slots at


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,

Cumberland Area Rides and Cumberland Aging in Place needs volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting, and training required; to drive, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367 or

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

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

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

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

MedHelp Maine is seeking volunteers to help expand prescription assistance programs throughout Maine and create a specialized pharmacy to collect unused prescription drugs for needy patients. Contact MedHelp Maine at 793-4462 to help.

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


SAGE Square Dance open house, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 13 & 20, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham. Experience not necessary, dress is casual, 939-0412,


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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Wednesday 8/31

Public Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, with different entree every week, $7, 767-2575.

Saturday 9/3

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, mac & cheese, dogs, homemade pies and biscuits. Adults, $10, under 12, $4.

Sunday 9/4

Free community dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist church, 425 Congress St., Portland. All welcome.

Friday 9/9

Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. A la carte pricing for chowder, lobster roll or combo, includes sides, takeout available.

Saturday 9/10

Ham Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Stewart P. Morrill Post 35, 413 Broadway, South Portland, served with raisin sauce and vegetables, adults, $8, children 5-12, $3.


Tai Chi for Health and Balance, 9-10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 17, Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Pre-registration required, 396-6500,


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

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

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

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

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

Just for Kids

Farmer for the Morning, 10 a.m., Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 25, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Collect eggs, feed and water animals, $5 per child. Register online at

Mucky Monday, play group for ages 5 and younger with an adult, Camp Ketcha Barn, Scarborough. Begins Sept. 12 every Monday until October depending on weather,, Rosemary Baker at 883-8977,


Baby Singalong , 4 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Pre-School Storytime 10:30 a.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Fun & Games, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Pokemon & More, Fridays 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Magic Matches! Saturdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Lego Club, Saturdays 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:15-11 a.m., 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays; Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.


Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays Sept. 14- Oct. 19, VNA Home Health Hospice Office, 50 Foden Road, South Portland. Closed group; best if able to attend all sessions, registration required through Linda Hopkins, 400-8714,

Monday 9/5

“Stories of Hope & Resiliency: Journeys to Mental Wellness,” monthly speaker series about experiences with mental illness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness, 703-966-8875.

Monday 9/12

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family and friends of individuals living with mental illness. 6:30-8 p.m., Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 703-966-8875.

Thursday 9/15

National Alliance on Mental Illness peer-led recovery support group for individuals living with mental illness, 6:30-8 p.m., Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 703-966-8875.


Aging in Place Friendly Visitor program for those 60+ in Cumberland offers weekly visits by a trained volunteer who will provide companionship, with match based on mutual interests. To apply or refer someone:, 245-8033.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 p.m., second Wednesday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth,

Cancer Community Center, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling,,  774-2200.

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

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

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

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

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

Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or

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

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

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

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

Living with Cancer,  fourth Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, for patients and families coping with any kind of cancer, at any point in the cancer journey.

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

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

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 WEST Campus Drive, Scarborough. Survivors available from diagnosis, during and after hospital stays; visits can be in person, by phone or email, 523-0883 or

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sunday, 7 p.m., Brighton Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday and Friday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Wishcamper Center at USM, 44 Bedford St.,

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

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

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

Tender Living Care, for families facing serious illness, will resume Sept. 12 and meet every Monday at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or

The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer support groups for children ages 3-18, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widow/widowers/partners resume Sept. 12 at 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or

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,

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

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd. Open to the public, registration not required.

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


Farm Fields and Livestock Tour, 1 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 25, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, $5. Organic dairy, chickens,  vegetable fields, learn how new farmers are trained. Recommended for young adults and adults, register online at

Hay Wagon Rides at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Big Red Barn at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 25. Runs every 30 minutes from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., $3 per person for a 15-minute ride; chaperone required,

Eastern Cemetery, Portland, tours 11 a.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 16. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, under 12 free. Private tours available,

“Leading Conversations on Maine’s Changing Climate,” 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday through December, (except 11/30), Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Wednesday 8/31

“Benefits and Challenges of Effective Mutual Support for Makers,” 7-10 p.m., Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland.

Tuesday 9/6

Victoria Mansion Theme Tour: Victorian Entertaining, 6 p.m., 109 Danforth St., Portland, tickets $15/members or $20, reserve through 772.4841, ext. 104.

Wednesday 9/7

“College to Career: Navigate the process of searching for a job or summer internship,” 6:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. The Guild is the nation’s only provider of free correspondance courses for prisoners.

Pat Friedman of College Guild with Maine author Woody Hanstein, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 

“Fort Williams & Fort Williams Park,” monthly meeting of Scarborough Historical Society, 7 p.m., 647 Route 1 (next to Dunstan Fire Station). Program preceded by brief meeting, public welcome.

Thursday 9/8

“Your Business-Your Money: Covering all aspects,” Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., 6-9 p.m. Free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Saturday 9/10

AARP Smart Driver Class, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., hosted by TRIAD at Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, 2 Jordan Way, for age 50+, $15/members or $20, to register contact Robert Libby, 799-5511, ext. 7422.

Wagon Ride to the Past, 10 a.m.-noon, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Hear stories of those who have lived on Wolfe’s Neck over the past 250 years, $10 adults, $5 ages 12-18.


Maine Genealogical Society Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m. first Saturday, Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Technology Assistance, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road: technology help, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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

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

Essentials of College Planning for Adults, 10 a.m. Tuesdays by appointment, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland. Register with Randi Paine at 800-281-3703.

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

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

Unemployed Professional Group, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd.



Saturday 9/10

Feast to Feed fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Cram Alumni House, 83 Federal St., Brunswick, benefits Brunswick Coastal Rotary’s projects in Africa and Guatemala and local youth backpack program. Auction, entertainment, buffet, cash bar. Tickets $15/person, $25/family, 345-9835, 346-1613.

Travis Mills Foundation, benefit ham dinner, 5 p.m. American Legion Post 20, 1 Columbus Road, Brunswick, $10. Live entertainment, dance music, door prize, 50-50. 

Friday 9/16

Big Swing Golf Tournament, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick, Brunswick Golf Club, $150 a person, $500/foursome, hole-in-one prize valued at $10K, contests, lunch, awards, prizes,

Sunday 9/25

Shipbuilders’ Scramble, benefits Morse All Sports Boosters, Bath Golf Club, 10 a.m. shotgun start, $280 per foursome or $70 a person, prizes, contests, assistance packages, contact Traci Footer at or 837-8041.


Sunday 9/4

Author Daniel Payne, reading and book signing, 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Bookstore 134 Maine St., Brunswick.

The Joy of the Pen, submissions accepted Sept. 3- Oct. 1, for Maine amateur and professional writers of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, Maine-related nonfiction and teen. Enter at

Tuesday 9/13

“Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery,” author talk by Ron Chase, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Thursday 9/15

“The Stone from Halfway Rock: A Boy’s Adventures on the Coast of Maine,” by Peter MacDonald Blachly, 6-7:30 p.m., The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.

Saturday 9/17

“Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do You See,” 50th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle’s book, 10-11 a.m., with story time, readings and activities for pre-school to kindergarten-aged children, The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brunswick Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, Brunswick Town Mall, through Nov. 22.

Families Can Active Parenting Program, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath. for parents of children ages 5-12, with free program, childcare and dinner. To register call 442-7963, ext. 230.

Saturday 9/3

Yard Sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath. 

Orr’s Island Library Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24), Orr’s Island. Rain date Sept. 4.

Tuesday 9/13

Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, 3:30-6:30 p.m., 321 Lewiston Road, Topsham. Low-cost wellness & microchip clinic: vaccines, testing, parasite control at reduced cost for those who can’t afford services, appointment required, 721-8395.


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

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell,

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., must be at least 16.

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

Call for Volunteers

Hospice Volunteer Training Program, CHANS Home Health Care, 4-7 p.m. beginning Sept. 8 for 10 consecutive Thursdays, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Completed application and interview required, call Margaret Zillioux, 721-1271, or email

Tri-County Literacy fall tutor training, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 13, 15, 17. To apply or more information, contact Marilyn Solvay, 443-6384,


American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

ReStore at Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday, 504-9335;

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,

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,

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384,


Round Dance Open House, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 & 19, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham. Experience not needed, but must have a partner, 939-0412,


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



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,

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

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

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

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

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

Pilates, 11 a.m. – noon Monday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Explore meditation in the Buddhist tradition, suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Suggested donation $10, but all welcome.

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

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

Just for Kids

Baby & Me, 10 a.m. Thursdays for 15 -20 minutes beginning Sept. 8, with songs, action rhymes, and board books for birth to 23 months, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for 20-30 minutes beginning Sept. 8, with music, dance and action rhymes, for 2-years-olds and their grown ups, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays for 30-45 minutes, beginning Sept. 7, with songs, dance, instruments, action rhymes for ages 3-5, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,



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

Care support group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person. 373-6500 or 725-2181.

Family and friends of individuals living with mental illness support group, sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more call Mike at 703-966-8875.

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

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

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

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

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

MidCoast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid-Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Pet Loss Grief Support Group, Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Monthly sessions are free and open to the public, but RSVP required at

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

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

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

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

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers,, 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,

WIC Program, free nutritional service for income-eligible families. Provides food, formula, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to age 5. Mid-Coast residents can call Maine Community Action at 800-221-2221 and ask for WIC.

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 in a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.


Merrymeeting Bay fall adult education classes, for a full list of offerings, see or call 729-7323.

Thursday 9/8

“Rev. Curtis Weber, Chaplain/Minister’s Role during the Civil War,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, by donation.

Sunday 9/11

Royal River Conservation Trust Bike Tour, 9:30 a.m., starts and ends at HenryFest Music Festival at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, $45 or $65 a family, includes Henryfest admission and beverages, to register see

Tuesday 9/13

“Five Questions You Can’t Live Without, ” 7-8 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Spectrum Generations, in partnership with Maine Quality Counts, will discuss questions to ask to ensure the right types of medical treatment and care are received.


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

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,, 621-5009.

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

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

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

Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, career counseling, classes, support,, 373-4000.