Community Calendar: Dec. 30-Jan. 14

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Greater Portland


Thursday 12/31

Polar Bear Plunge and 5K, East End Beach, Portland, benefit Natural Resources Council of Maine, register online at


Saturday 1/2

Jeremy Cole, author signing for “Anxiety Soothers,” a book of visualizations and activities, 1-4 p.m., Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, Portland, 747-4232,

Bulletin Board

Sunday 1/3

Shape Note Singing, 2-5 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Early American tradition in four-part harmony, all welcome to join, Free.

Wednesday 1/6

Greater Portland CareerCenter Job Fair, noon to 3 p.m., employers from Cumberland and York counties will accept resumes, interview and provide job listings, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland.

Call for Volunteers

Puppy Foster Parents Wanted, Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 14-16 months, teach basic skills and socialize puppies,

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

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

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week. 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192 ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children, for a few hours each month, 773-5437,

The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits. 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.

Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat-building festival and youth boat-building classes. 774-0682,

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, ages 16-plus. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720,

Freeport Community Services needs substitutes in the food pantry and the thrift shop. 865-3985, ext. 206,

Freeport Historical Society needs helpers for cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington House, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person. 865-3170,

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

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy-raisers in the Bath, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Portland and Yarmouth areas. Keep puppy from age 8 weeks to 16 months, free training, support. Kathleen Hayward,,

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers to help in the shelter three to four hours in the morning, one or two days a week. Also seeking cleaning supplies and canned cat food. 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116.

ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers to help seniors and visually impaired adults enjoy independence and quality of life. Commit to one or more hours per month. 854-0505.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for non-literate adults and English-as-a-second-language instruction. 780-1352.

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

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations. Call Cars Helping America, 866-949-3668,

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers. Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286,

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S., two-20 hours,

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

TogetherGreen needs volunteers for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on executive committee, request information packet at 781-6099, 800-287-1471,

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


Thursday 12/31

Family Contra Dance, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


Contradance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m., various prices,, 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,

English Country Dancing beginners’ classes,  Wednesdays Jan. 6 through March 23, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Cost is $125, $100 for students and members. Partners not needed, register at 317 Main in Yarmouth, 846-9559.

Dining Out

Saturday 1/9

Public Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 2280 Ocean House Road. Casseroles, beans, salads, breads and pies, $8/adults, $5/children, $20 family max. Take-out available.


Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. $5/$8/$11. Take out available.


Infant Massage Series, Freeport Community Library, with certified instructor, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10. For newborn to 9 months. Commitment to all classes and registration required, 865-3307.

Monday 1/11

Community Health Assessment Forum, 3-5 p.m., MaineHealth, 110 Free St., Portland. To gain input for Maine Medical Center, Mercy and Spring Harbor. RSVP:


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

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

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

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

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.

Yoga for Movement Disorders, 11 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Foden Road, South Portland, 347-3030.

Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, 653-3319.


After School Support Group, six weeks starting Jan. 5 and 6 for children whose parents are separated or divorced, various age groups, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Portland, fee charged, 761-2709.

Savvy Caregiver, six week training for family of people with dementia, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 Route 1, Scarborough, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11. Pre-registration required; plan to attend all classes,  800-427-7411, ext. 541,

Unemployed Professional Group, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, networking, professional advice, information about what employers are looking. Open to the public; no registration required, 822-3300.


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

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

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Pauline 617-259-6623.

Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, free, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County. If you are being hurt by someone you love or know someone who is, contact a trained advocate at: 1-800-537-6066 (24-hour hotline) or an outreach office: Brunswick 721-0199, Bridgton 647-8501, or Portland 874-8512.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia,, 775-2132.

Food and Body Balance Support Group, free, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 799-1331 ext. 136,

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

Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714,

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

HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. and Thursdays 5-7 p.m., Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave., Liz, 899-2733,

International Dyslexia Association, support for parents of dyslexics, noon, third Friday of every month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 508-810-1329.

Life Choice Grief Support Group, third Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 761-6967,

Living with Loss, first and third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Memory Café, 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, free, with on site childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness support meetings for people coping with another’s mental illness, second and fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and peer support groups, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sundays, 7 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.;

PFLAG Support Group, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesdays, Equality Maine, 550 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Portland, 831-3015,

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200,

“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, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesdays, noon, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

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

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


Essentials of College Planning for Adults, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, by appointment only to discuss college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues, admission issues and financial aid. 800-281-3703.

Homebuyer Education webinar, Coastal Enterprises, 2 Portland Fish Pier, 6-8:30 p.m.,Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 12, 14, 19, 21, $30/person, $50/couple, nonrefundable. Pre-registration required by Jan. 5, 504-5884,

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 11, 25 and March 10, Goodwill Portland Workforce Services Office, 190 Lancaster St., $125 fee. Pre-register by Dec. 28 at

Tuesday 1/5

Community Conversation, 6-7:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road. United Way of Greater Portland gathering input to establish 10-year community-wide goals in education, financial stability and health. RSVP:

Wednesday 1/6

“Social Networking for Family History and Research,” 7 p.m., Scarborough Historical Society, 647 Route 1 (next to Dunstan Fire Station). Free and open to the public, but donations welcome.

“Digital Marketing Strategy,” 6-8 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday 1/7

“How Colleges Really Choose Students,” former Bowdoin assistant dean of admissions  with inside look at college admission process, 6:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Friday 1/8

“Village Life in Tanzania, East Africa,” 6:30 p.m. presentation (snow date Jan. 15,) in conjunction with 2012 PBS documentary “Stealing Africa: Why Poverty?” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 (snow date Jan. 29), Freeport Library, 10 Library Dr.,

Monday 1/11

“Forgiveness & Letting Go of the Past,” workshop about the why and how of letting go, for family members touched by the effects of divorce and others, 7-8:30 p.m., Kids First Center, 222 John St., Portland

Wednesday 1/13

Maine Search and Rescue Dogs, meet Moxie, trained to find people in the wilderness, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, for age 5 and older.


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



Sunday 1/10

Indoor Insanity 5K, Field House at Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Details and registration at


Thursday 1/7

“Vikings in Ireland,” Harpswell author James L. Nelson, 7 p.m., Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Island Road (Route 24).


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, Topsham Public Library, for kids in fourth and fifth grade. Free, but registration required at 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. FMI, 725-1727,

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

Bulletin Board

Saturday 1/2

50/50 bingo, Bath Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St., 1-3 p.m. Doors open at noon, refreshments available, must be 16 or older, 443-4937.

Saturday 1/9

Rabies vaccinations, ear cleaning, nail trimming, 9-11 a.m., Harpswell Town Hall, Mountain Road, Harpswell. Microchipping available for $25, otherwise $10 each service, with all proceeds to Coastal Humane Society, 725-5051,


Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick in former Naval base, visitors welcome, 240-2894, Facebook at 2156.toastmastersclubs.

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

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

Call for Volunteers

Red Cross Blood Drives, Mason United 8, 65 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, Dec. 21, noon to 5 p.m.; Lowe’s Brunswick, 250 Bath Road, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,, 1-800-RED CROSS.

Mid Coast Hospital needs volunteers to work in the café, with openings on all shifts for both kitchen staff and cashiers. For more information, call 373-6015.


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 371-4125 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, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

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

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Topsham, especially help with receiving, cleaning, displays, and customer service; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335,

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, dozens of positions at the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646.

Oasis Free Clinic seeks volunteer clerical and administrative help, one or two half-days per week. 721-9277, or

Parkview Adventist Medical Center needs gift shop volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings, Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m. 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Red Cross Blood Drives,, 1-800-RED CROSS.

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,

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, cued ballroom dancing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 11, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, 939-0412. Free.

Tuesday 1/5

Community Square Dance, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. All welcome, casual dress, 373-1778. Free.

Dining Out

Saturday 1/9

Public Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, beans, salads, casseroles and homemade pies, adults $8, children $4. Reservations accepted but not required, 725-2185,



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. to 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. to noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages and skill levels welcome, $10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Third Floor, Bath, 808-281-6451,

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

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

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



Adoption support group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption. Monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

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. FMI, call 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.

Caregiver support group, third Thursday of each month. 4:30 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 373-4656.

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

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick. FMI or sign-up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 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 Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357.

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Baker, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891.

Memory Cafe, 2 p.m., third Thursday, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road, Topsham, 797-7891.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer, at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.


“Essentials of College Planning,” 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 and 19, for adults 19 and older. Help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, to register, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit

Wednesday 1/6

“Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together,” 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Explores interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick,, 373-4000. Free.

Thursday 1/7

“Planning Your Job Search,” 9 a.m. – noon. Jump start a work search with tips and tools, Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick,, 373-4000. Free.

Sunday 1/10

“DNA Results, What Next – Preparing for and Working with Your Autosomal Results,” 2 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, hosted by  Pejepscot Genealogical Society.

Nature Journaling with Andrea Lani, master naturalist, 2-4 p.m., ­­Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Creating a family nature journal, 622-2813, Free.

Thursday 1/14

“Civil War Letters of Hardan and Addison Bailey,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free and open to the public.


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: classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities, Southern Maine Community College, 12 Sewall St., Brunswick. FMI, 386-1664,

Smart investing@your library workshops, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; list at

Drop-In Tech Support, 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,