- Police Beat
- The Forecaster
Arts & Crafts donations sought for Beauty and the Books Silent Auction March 5-29 to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library. See www.falmouthmemoriallibrary.org/beauty-and-the-books for details.
The FLUKES (Falmouth Library Ukulele Society), 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, donation at the door to benefit Greater Portland Family Promise.
Hops for Heat, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nonesuch River Brewing, 201 Gorham Road, Scarborough, hosted by United Way and Landing Real Estate to raise money for heating assistance.
Irish Road Rover Race to support Habitat for Humanity Greater Portland, 11 a.m., Old Port, online registration only for $20 at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/32439
“Eat Your Words: One Morning in Maine,” 11 a.m.-noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, family-oriented classic Maine stories and original recipes inspired by the text. Advance registration required, 871-1700, ext. 707, email@example.com.
Book Launch Party for local debut author Sandy Shapiro Hurt, 10:30 a.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, author read-aloud, activities for all ages, book signings.
Literary Lunch, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, noon, last Wednesday of the month.
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library, open to members 4-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 519 Congress St., Portland, fiction, nonfiction and Maine books, bestsellers, makers books and magazines.
Many Voices Teen Book Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library. Drop-in, see 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/.
Reading Dog Program, 3-4 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays, Riverton Branch Library, 1600 Forest Ave. Portland; 3:30-5 p.m., first four Tuesdays, Portland Library, 5 Monument Square. For Riverton call 797-2915 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. For main branch call 871-1700, ext. 707 or email@example.com.
Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 797-2915, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.
Writer’s Group, 2 p.m., 1st & 3rd 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.
Free Income Tax Help, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., by appointment only, 865-4743, ext. 100.
Maker Fair: presenters being sought for April 28 event at Portland Public Library, submit applications at http://bit.ly/pplmake by Feb. 28.
Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club (Durham, Freeport, Pownal) 7 p.m. last Tuesday through April, Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road, Durham. New members welcome, Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 233-6952.
Portland Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April, Maine Girls Academy, 631 Stevens Ave.
Scarborough Garden Club, 12:30 p.m. third Thursday, Hillcrest Retirement Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave. New members welcome, www.scarboroughgardenclub.org.
Call for Volunteers
Irish Road Rover Race, traffic stop volunteers needed 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland event on Sunday, March 4 in Portland, firstname.lastname@example.org, 772-2151.
Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates training, March 13-16 in the Augusta area, certification as a volunteer guardian ad litem in Maine District Courts. For more, see www.casaofmaine.org.
Victoria Mansion volunteer training sessions held to docent at Portland museum, contact Lucinda Hannington at 772-4841, ext. 104.
Red Cross Blood Drives: Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Maine Medical Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland; Feb. 28, noon-5 p.m., Northeast Technical Institute, 51 Route 1, Scarborough. Drop-in or register at www.redcrossblood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS.
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 Cumberland Aging in Place need volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting and training required, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367, email@example.com.
Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, adults 55 and older wanted to make a difference 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Road To Recovery needs drivers to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with valid license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or cancer.org.
The Opportunity Alliance has openings for foster grandparents and senior companions in Cumberland County. Stipend, mileage reimbursement, 773-0202, email@example.com.
Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, includes casseroles, pies, homemade pickles & relishes, adults/$8, kids/$4.
Roast Beef Supper, 4-6 p.m., Scarborough Lion’s Den, 273 Gorham Road, all-you-can-eat, benefits Scarborough Venturing Crew and Scarborough Historical Society, adults/$10, kids/$5, take out available.
Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.
Family Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, for age 5 and older.
Heart Meditation, hosted by United Methodist communities of HopeGateWay, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 509 Forest Ave., Portland, 899-2435, newlightportland.org. Free.
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.
OmBody Meditation & Mindfulness for Busy People, 12:10-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays to March 27, Think Tank Co-working, 533 Congress St., Portland, ombodyhealth.com/community-events. Free.
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
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.
Baby and Me, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, 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.
Board Game Café, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. first Saturday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, try new and upcoming games.
Crafting Stories with Ali, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, books share a theme, followed by an art project geared to ages 3-5.
Lego Club, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 3:30-4:30 p.m. first Wednesday through April. Open play, all Legos provided for children age 5-11, must be accompanied by an adult.
Preschool Story Time with Gunta, 11-11:30 a.m. weekly except first Tuesday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.
Signing with Babies, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, baby signing by Maine Behavioral Healthcare, 781-2351. Free.
Yoga for Kids, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday.
Family Story Play Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.
Homeschoolers Book Club, ages 9-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., third Thursday October-June, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.
Smart Girls Read, ages 9-12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. first Saturday through June, 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.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 p.m., second Wednesday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, Patricia.Burke@genesishcc.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.
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.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Portland, support group for caregivers of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, 6 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, Easter Seals Maine, 25 Presumpscot St., Portland. For more, contact Lindsay Payeur at 573-7424.
CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meets every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen Street, 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.
Families of people with dementia support group 4-5 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Joseph’s Rehab and Residence, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland.
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 foodaddicts.org or call contact to confirm meeting.
Free Ride Service by Living Well in North Yarmouth Committee, call Ginny Vandyke at 829-3848.
Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1; 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave. Portland, contact Liz at 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, email@example.com, kidsfirstcenter.org.
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, 10-11:30 a.m., fourth Thursday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, for patients and families coping with any kind of cancer at any point in their journey.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Illness Family Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., second, third and fourth 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. third Wednesday, Handy’s, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, drop-in, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, 7 p.m. Sundays, Brighton Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Wishcamper Center at USM, 44 Bedford St., oamaine.org.
PFLAG Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St., Portland, (new location), 831-3015, pflagportlandmaine.org.
South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St. ,8:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.
Speaking Up for Us of Maine, Portland chapter of statewide, self-advocacy organization for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, 10:30 a.m.-noon, second & fourth Tuesday, Port Credit Union, 285 Forest Ave., Portland, sufumaine.org.
Tea and Talk, 9:30-11 a.m., residents meet second Thursday of the month at Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, 829-2208 or email@example.com.
Tender Living Care, for families facing serious illness, every Monday at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216, email@example.com.
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 chapter, 5:15 p.m. Thursday 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.
Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, connects resources such as clothing, heating assistance, food and rides to people in need, https://ycan.info/.
“Schedule C Taxes for Sole Proprietors and Single Member LLCs,” Feb. 22, 10 a.m.; Feb. 23, 2 p.m.; Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m., USM Portland campus, two-hour workshop covers common questions and topics. Free but registration required, 780-4949 or email@example.com.
“The Strangling Angel in Casco Bay: Epidemic Diphtheria in Coastal Maine, 1735-1750,” 1:30 p.m., hosted by Spirits Alive at the Wishcamper Center, Bedford Street, on the USM Portland Campus, by donation.
“Work for Yourself@50+,” 1-2:30 p.m., free online program about what it takes to be older and successfully self-employed. Register at http://bit.ly/2HjQH8O. Also offered 6-7:30 p.m. March 15, http://bit.ly/2EGed1s.
Mental Health and Law Enforcement Community Forum, 6-7:30 p.m., hosted by South Portland Police Department at South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road.
Gray Ghost Fly-Tying Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., hosted by Trout Unlimited at First Parish Church, Yarmouth. Mr. Sebago TU ties the JP Special and the Rapid River Caddis. Nominal fee for tying materials. For more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“How to DASH Fraud,” 2-3 p.m., Blueberry Commons, OceanView, 3 Marion Way, Falmouth, different types of fraud and prevention. Space is limited, RSVP to OceanView at Falmouth, 781-4460.
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Makers at the Hall Series, 7 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. Cynthia Thompson, founder of Transformit “fabric architecture.” Free for members, or $5, mainemechanics.org.
“Portland Awake at Work: Consciously Creating a Vibrant Culture,” 7:30-9 a.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, Maine Women’s Network Boost Your Business Breakfast, $17/$21, http://bit.ly/2EtHg93.
Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, 12:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, features Matthew Jude Barker, genealogist at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Free, guests welcome.
Presentation and Concert, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Ekhlas Ahmed, leader of “Make it Happen” and local activist for immigrant children, music by Pihcintu Chorus, by donation, 650-1462.
“Portland Railroad: Trolleys Through Scarborough,” 1 p.m., hosted by Scarborough Historical Society at Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Free and open to the public.
Durham Paint Night, 6:30 p.m. monthly, Amvets Ladies Auxiliary, 1049 Royalsborough Road. Details/register through Facebook or contact Erica Burke, 353-3272.
Board Game Café, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., first Saturday of the month, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. with a different selection of games each month. Open to the public.
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.
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: 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.
Artsy Afternoon, free crafting program for adults, 1-3 p.m. last Saturday, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, preregistration required.
Socrates Cafe, 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Ordinary people discuss “big questions.”
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.
“Voices from Life in Maine,” 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Open mic for storytellers, songwriters, poets, and listeners on the last Wednesday of the month.
Andrew Och, TV and multi-media producer and author of “Unusual for Their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies (Volume 1 and Volume 2),” 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, www.topshamlibrary.org.
Book Look, 11 a.m. first Tuesday through May, The Highlands, 30 Governor’s Way, Topsham. Fiction and nonfiction chosen by participants. All welcome, contact Susan at Topsham Library, email email@example.com.
Mystery Readers Roundtable, 3 p.m., second Tuesday through May, fans of the mystery genre gather over hot drinks and share their favorite crime novels at Topsham Public Library. For more, contact Linda at 725-1727, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rare Reads, 6 p.m., third Tuesday through May, discuss unusual and interesting literature, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Can’t make it? Join the discussion on topshamlibrary.org/rare-reads/. Registration not required.
Reading Between the Panels, 6 p.m., fourth Tuesday through May, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, graphic novel discussion, call Dale at 725-1727.
Tea With Harriet, monthly tea and conversation about author Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1-2:30 p.m., third Thursday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick.
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, topshamlibrary.org.
AARP Tax Preparation, through April 12, free for low-to-moderate income. Call 725-1727 for Southern Maine locations and an appointment.
Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. seeks vintage prom photos from local residents, especially Morse High School alumni, for Winter Street Prom on April 21, SagadahocPreservation.org.
Trivia Night, 6-8 p.m., Merrymeeting Wheelers/Trek Across Maine host at Flight Deck Brewing Company, Brunswick Landing, RSVP at www.facebook.com/MaineTrek/.
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.email@example.com or 373-3700, ext. 3720.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Brunswick area, training provided, 777-7740, AHCH.org.
ArtVan Program to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts. Contact 650-1608 or visit artvanprogram.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chocolate Church Arts Center, 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, fomb.org.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore, needed donations include appliances, complete kitchen cabinet sets, and furniture in good condition, 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.
Home To Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs a commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEARCH Program of Greater Bath, assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, email@example.com.
“Moving Women’s Stories,” 1-4 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, movement class for all abilities, register at www.mainejungcenter.org.
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/$7. http://contradancetopsham.wordpress.com.
Lenten Haddock Suppers, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16 & 23. Includes haddock or pizza, mashed potatoes, vegetables, slaw, rolls. Adults/$5, kids/$3.
Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath. Includes hot dogs, casseroles, homemade desserts. Adults/$8, kids/$4.
Lunch with Friends, noon, hosted by Harpswell Aging at Home at the Bailey Island Union Church, 2141 Harpswell Islands Road, to volunteer call Surrey Hardcastle at 833-0092, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free and open to all.
Free Friday Lunch Buffet, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Includes haddock chowder, a monthly special, biscuits, beverages, and desserts. Lunch canceled if schools in SAD 51 are.
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham, 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net.
Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, email@example.com.
De-Stress Your Body, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $15 a session, 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.
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 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.
Tween Reads, 5 p.m. first Wednesday through May, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, grades 6-8, registration required, 725,1727.
Young Critics, 5 p.m. third Thursdays, October-May, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, grades 4 & 5, register at 725-1727.
Adult Grief Support Groups: 6:30-8 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,
CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick; 2-3 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, The Highlands, Cadigan Lodge, 54 Governors Way, Topsham. To register, call Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357.
All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays, Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome, 400-6320.
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 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 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.
Mid Coast Senior Health Center, for caregivers of those with memory loss, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, 58 Baribeau Dr., 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.
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 10:30 a.m.-noon, 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.
Pet Loss Support Group, third Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. Open to anyone grieving the terminal illness or death of a companion animal. To register, call Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357.
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.
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, 729-6400.
12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, email@example.com, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.
Veteran to Veteran support group with Operation Resilient Hope, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996, OperationResilientHope.org.
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.
AARP Tax Aide, drop-in help with income tax returns through April 17 at Patten Free Library (443-5141), Bath Area Senior Center (443-4937), and Topsham Public Library 725-1727). Appointment needed at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick (725-5242, ext. 510). Free for low-to-moderate income.
“Growing, Gathering and Using Plants as Medicine,” by Lucretia Woodruff of Milkweed Farm, 2-3 p.m., hosted by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick, by donation, www.btlt.org/events.
“Advanced Business Planning,” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Coastal Enterprises, 30 Federal St., Brunswick, geared toward farmers, $100, $135 for two from same farm, http://www.mofgastore.org.
Pejepscot Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon-1 p.m., Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Featuring Katy Kelleher, author of “Handcrafted Maine: Art, Life, Harvest & Home,” free for members or $5.
“Maine’s First Ship,” 7 p.m., Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road, talk about replica being built in Bath of British ship made in 1607 and the first ship built in America to cross the Atlantic.
Full Moon Owl Prowl, 5:30 p.m., hosted by KELT at Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, sign up at www.kennebecestuary.org, 442-8400.
AARP Coffee & Conversation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. third Wednesday, New Beet Market, 25 Burbank Ave., Brunswick, all welcome.
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.
Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900.
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.