Community Calendar: Aug. 5-14

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Greater Portland


Friday 9/7
Maine Preservation Gala, 6 p.m. The Portland Masonic, auctions, dancing, complimentary food and drink, $100,

Saturday 9/8

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Portland Out of the Darkness Walk, 9:30-1 p.m., Fort Allen Park, Portland, register at

Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk, 11 a.m., Back Cove Boulevard across from Hannaford plaza, Portland, includes timed and measured 5K, to register or donate see

Sunday 9/9

Konbit Sante Fundraising Party, 4-6 p.m. Gooch Family Farm, 3 Cole Farm Drive, Scarborough, benefits clinic in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. RSVP required through


Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, offering September master classes and a workshop, USM’s Glickman Library in Portland, see for details.

Thursday 9/6

“Northland,” author talk by Porter Fox, 6-9 p.m., Rising Tide Brewing, 103 Fox St., Portland, recounts 4,000-mile journey along the Canada/U.S. border. Free and open to the public.

Friday 9/7

First Friday Authors at Mechanics’ Hall, 5-8 p.m., 519 Congress St., Portland, Sean Poage, Maine author of “Retreat to Avalon,” based on the earliest legends about King Arthur.

Friday 9/14

Award-winning author Joan Dempsey, 11:30 a.m., South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, $15 includes catered lunch, lecture and book signing, reserve by 4 p.m., Sept. 10 by calling 865-4012.


Writers’ Accountability Group10 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

Peaks Island Book Group, 129 Island Ave., 7-8 p.m. first Tuesday, 766-5540,

Portland Public Library Book Group, 5 Monument Square, 5:30-6:30 p.m., third Tuesday,  871-1700, ext. 705,

Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 797-2915,

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,

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.

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Saturday 9/8

End of Summer Waterfront Bash, Falmouth300 Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,  Town Landing, tours of police, Coast Guard, and Maine Marine Patrol vessels, learn about lobstering, includes kayak and stand-up paddleboard demos.

Mum Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, 656 US Route 1, Scarborough.

Sunday 9/9

Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., Winslow Park, 50 Winslow Park Way, Freeport, potluck/picnic, business meeting, planning session. 

Tuesday 9/11 

“Maine Women’s Network September Luncheon: Resiliency Practices to Improve your Work and Wellbeing,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, register online only before 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8,

Casco Bay Newcomers Club, 5:30 p.m., Pat’s Pizza, 791 Route 1, Yarmouth, all new and current residents who are interested in meeting new people for social opportunities, 747-5220.

Wednesday 9/12

Scarborough Climate Action, 6-7:30 p.m., Allied Mortgage Bldg., 360 Route 1, 3rd Floor, join others interested in acting locally to address climate change,  232-3135.

Friday 9/14 

Scarborough Kiwanis Club, noon-1 p.m., The Egg & I, 183 U.S. Route One, Scarborough. Guest speaker David Bardwell of the IRIS Network. Club meets every Friday, free and open to the public, FMI call Joyce Leary Clark at 329-8488 or

Saturday 9/15

Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Scarborough Lions Club, 273 Gorham Road, tables $15 or 2 for $25, call Cathy 749-7274, benefits Lions Club.


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,

Call for Volunteers

Mayo Street Arts in Portland is looking for outgoing responsible people to set up for concerts or art receptions, take tickets and hang posters and flyers, email

Opportunity Alliance, openings for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companions in Cumberland County for those 55+. Grandparents work in schools; companions in homes, tax-free stipend, mileage and other benefits, 773-0202,

VNA Home Health Hospice Volunteer Training, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Fridays, Sept.28-Oct. 19 and 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, 50 Foden Road South Portland, call Beth Simmons at 400-8852.


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 a child a few hours each month, 773-5437,

Cumberland Area Rides and Aging in Place Cumberland need drivers, companions, and others to help local seniors. Interview, vetting and training may be required. Volunteer drivers contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367, Other AIP volunteers contact, 245-8033,

HART Cat Shelter, 302 Range Road, Cumberland. Apply at 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

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

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,  

Dining Out

Friday 9/7

Free Friday Lunch Buffet, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Includes haddock chowder, a monthly special, biscuits, beverages, and desserts.

Saturday 9/8

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, includes hot dogs, mac & cheese, homemade biscuits and pies, adults/$10, kids/$4.

Friday 9/14

Souper Supper at St. Mary’s, 5-7 p.m., 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free meal of soup, salad, rolls and dessert followed by a classic movie, 781-3366.


Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.



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

Saturday 9/8

Board Game Café, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month, Freeport Community Library, with different selection of games, free and open to the public.

Saturday 9/11

Discover Girl Scouts, 6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Community Center, for girls in kindergarten through third grade and their caregivers,, 888-922-4763.


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,

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, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 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, 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. 

Maker Cart, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday in September, October and November, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, self-guided crafty or science-related activities for ages 5 and up.

Read to a Therapy Dog, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 4-5 p.m. Mondays August-November for kids of all ages, call 865-3307 to reserve. 

Baby and Me, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Freeport Community Library, social time for infants and caregivers with toys and music. Free and open to the public, 865-3307,

Preschool Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library. 

Story Time with Gunta, 10:30-11 a.m. every Saturday in September, October and November, Freeport Community Library, free and open to the public.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, agriculture programs, hikes, harvesting, camping, paddling and more for kids and teens through the summer,, 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’ Talesreading program with therapy dogs every Tuesday at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Email to sign up.


Sunday 9/16

Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers, 2-4 p.m., Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport. Also for people with dystonia and essential tremor who would like to know more about deep brain stimulation.


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:, 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,

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; 

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,

Dempsey Center – South Portland, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling,, 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, 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, The Point/Eastpoint Christian Church, 345 Clarks Pond Pkwy., South Portland. 12 Step Program addresses food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. No dues, fees or weigh-ins, 883-8052,

Grief Support for individuals and groups, Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, contact Carol Schoneberg-Robinson for schedule, 289-3651,

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,,

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, Free.

Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one, peer support from trained volunteers for adults dealing with cancer,, 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,

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10 a.m. first Tuesday, Handy’s, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, drop-in,

Overeaters Anonymous, find local meetings at

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,

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, cgc@cgcmaine.org555 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,

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group, find a local meeting at

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,


Freeport Village Tours, 2:45 p.mWednesdays & Fridays to Sept. 14, highlights 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,

Thursday 9/6

Garden Pest & Disease Walk, 5:30 p.m., hosted by MOFGA at Cultivating Community, Portland, details at

Sunday 9/16

Maine Drive Electric, noon-4 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, FMI, 430-0142.

Saturday 9/15

American Legion National Commander, 8 a.m., Harold T. Andrews Post, 23 Deering Ave., Portland, public welcome. 

Wednesday 9/19

Recipe to Market Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, deep dive into starting a food business, $50,


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,, 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. 



Joy of the Pen Writing Competition, open to year-round Mainers for unpublished works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, Maine-related nonfiction, and teen categories of fiction and poetry, deadline Oct. 6,

The Library Bookstore, 194 Front St., Bath, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Saturday 9/8

Great Books, 10 a.m.-noon, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, meets once a month on a Saturday, always looking for new members, email for topic of the month. 

Tuesday 9/11

Mystery Readers Roundtable, 3-4 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. New season of mystery and mayhem; this month summer reading and recommendations will be shared. Meets once a month to discuss favorite crime novels, 725-1727,


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, 

Bulletin Board

Saturday 9/8 

Fun and Fabulous Fall Fest, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. hosted by Harpswell Garden Club at Centennial Hall, Route 123, baked goods, mums, attic treasures, crafts. 

Sunday 9/9

“Murder at Misery Stream; Maine’s Most Famous Forgotten Murder Trial,” 2 p.m., Pejepscot Genealogical Society monthly meeting, Curtis Memorial Library,  Brunswick.

Wednesday 9/22 

Maine Genealogical Society Conference and Annual Meeting, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jeff’s Conference Center, Brewer, preregister by Sept. 10 at


Senior Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., age 16+.

Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick Landing, guests welcome, register at, 241-2294.
People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Offers fitness, classes, socials, meals, sports, travel and more,

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.

Call for Volunteers
Help a Child Learn to Read, tutor training Sept. 24, 26, 28, Midcoast Literacy, Bath,, 443-6384.

American Cancer Society volunteer drivers wanted to transport cancer patients to treatment in the Mid-Coast area, call 462-6307,

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, or contact Danielle Blais at or 373-3700, ext. 3720.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Brunswick area, training provided, 777-7740,

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

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 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 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,

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,

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath, assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810,

Tri-County Literacy, will train tutors to work with adults, 443-6384,


Round Dance, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 17 & 24., Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, no prior experience necessary, casual dress, must have a partner,


Square Dance Open House, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 18 & 25, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, no prior experience necessary,

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.

Dining Out

Southwestern Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave. Menu includes salsa chicken over rice, vegetable dishes, cornbread, frozen lemon dessert, adults/$10, kids/$4. For takeout call 443-4707.


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,

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,

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

Merrymeeting Wheelers Bike Club, beginners welcome, for details see

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, find a local meeting at

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

Monday 9/17

Girl Scouts: Girls Night Out, 5 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary, Brunswick, free superhero-themed activity and information night for girls and their parents/caregivers to see if Girl Scouts is a good fit,, 888-922-4763.


Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.

Baby & Me10 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,

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,

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,

Third Saturday Teen Crafting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., drop in at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, ages 11-18 only. 


Monday 9/17

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: free information session for Food Addiction, 9-10:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, or contact FA at 775-2132 or Sandi at 838-8991.


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,

Multiple Sclerosis Society, coffee and conversation group, first Tuesday 10-11 a.m., Handy’s Market, 367 Main St., Yarmouth,

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, 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,; 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, 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,

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.


“Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs,” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11- Dec. 11, New Ventures at Brunswick Landing, 12 Sewall St., see for more.

Tuesday 9/11

“Topsham History 101,” 6:30 p.m. Topsham Historical Society monthly program, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, open to the public.

Wednesday 9/12

“Bringing Nature Home,” with Maine Audubon Director of Education Eric Topper, Topsham Garden Club, noon program with brown bag lunch followed by 1 p.m. business meeting, Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, open to the public, 725-1727.

Friday 9/14 

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise and Exploration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Guided bus ride along the Phippsburg Peninsula, members $56; nonmembers $70,, 443-1316. 


Brunswick Toastmasters Club, 6:30-8 p.m. first & third Tuesdays, 8 Venture Ave., visitors welcome, 241-2294,

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

Computer Boot Campby appointment daily 8:30-9:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick,, 621-5009.

First Light Camera Club, meets monthly 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, fee charged,,, 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,

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.

Sip ‘n’ Stitch, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays of the month, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Learn to knit or crochet, work on a project, share patterns, check out the library’s resources, and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. 

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.

Tech Help, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.