Community Calendar: Feb. 3-14

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Wednesday 2/3

Party with a Purpose, 5:30-8:30 p.m., DiMillo’s on Portland’s waterfront, hosted by Portland Sunrise Rotary to benefit Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Buffet, auction; $30 in advance, $35 at the door,

Wednesday 2/10

Dog Kissing Contest, 5-7 p.m., Planet Dog, 211 Marginal Way, Portland. $5 entry fee benefits Planet Dog Foundation, 347-8606. 

Saturday 2/13

Cribbage Tournament, 9 a.m.-noon, North Yarmouth Memorial School, Route 9. Cash prizes. Entry fee benefits North Yarmouth Veterans Memorial Park. Storm date Feb. 20. Register at


Monday 2/8

“Anything But Empty,” by poet Jennifer Lamson-LaPlume, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., freeportlibrary, 865-3307.

Friday 2/12

Eclectica II – readings by Freeport Writers Group, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 43 Depot St. Pay-what-you-want. A Freeport FebFest event,

Tuesday 2/16

“Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” by Debby Irving, 7-9 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Cosponsored by the First Parish Church of Yarmouth.

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Thursday 2/4

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Outreach Session, 12:30-2 p.m., Portland Public Library’s Riverton Branch, 1600 Forest Ave. Follow up on pending applications, and information about naturalization, citizenship, permanent residence, and asylum/refugee status.

Friday 2/5

Fire & Ice Fête, hosted by Junior League of Portland, 7-11 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St. Reception with live entertainment, auction, raffle and award ceremony, $65, jlpfireandice2016.event.

First Friday Open House & Anniversary Party, Optimal Self Community Health & Wellness Center, 640 Congress St., Portland. 5-7 p.m., classes and info; 7 p.m., music and dinner, Free.

Saturday 2/6

Psychic and Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Freeport Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St., 865-0900,

The Lincoln Club annual dinner, 6 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, Congress St., Portland. Cash bar, displays, Civil War Re-enactors. Tickets $30 in advance, 274-9917, 712-5336.

Sunday 2/7

Shape Note Singing, 2-5 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Early American tradition of harmonies with spirit. Not a performance; all invited to join,

Tuesday 2/9

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine, quarterly meeting, 5:45 p.m. refreshments and mingling; 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting, Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, 797-9007,,


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

Call for Volunteers

Thursday 2/4

Blood Drive, 1-4 p.m, Lyman Moore Middle School, 171 Auburn St., Portland. Appointments by calling the school at 874-8150, or the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS or by going online to


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,

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 Jennie at 878-3285.

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

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments. 373-3700, option 3.


Saturday 2/6

Wonderland Prom, 6-9 p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St. DJ, refreshments, photos and crowning. All ages welcome; formal attire, $5/person, $15/family.

Sunday 2/7

International Folk Dance, Greenlight Studio, 49 Dartmouth St. Potluck option at 6:30 p.m. (no nuts). Dance around the world: Balkans, Israel, France, Greece, and more. Suggested donation $5, children $3. Beginners welcome early, 688-2293


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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Wednesday 2/3

Chocolate Tasting with Wilbur’s of Maine, 1 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, Blueberry Lane. Limited seating, RSVP at 781-4460 or

Friday 2/5

Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Fish chowder, grilled crab and Swiss sandwiches and a special. Take-out available. A la carte pricing.

Saturday 2/6

Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, with casseroles, beans, salads, breads and pies. Adults, $8, children, $5, $20 for family of four. Take-out available.

Chicken pot pie dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stewart P. Morrill Post 35, 413 Broadway, South Portland. Includes stuffing, cranberry sauce, slaw. Adults, $8, children 5-12, $3. 

Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., The Triangle Club of Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, biscuits, mac & cheese, homemade pie. Adults, $10, children 5-12, $5, 846-5698.

Tuesday 2/9

WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration & Cajun Cookin’ Challenge, noon-3 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus. Sample and vote for best from local restaurants. Donation suggested. To enter: 780-4151,

Wednesday 2/10

Chocolate Bash, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., buffet of bite-size temptations, raffles, live music by Cul de Sax, or call 865-3307.

Saturday 2/13

Miracle Eatery Community Dinner & Bean Supper, 5-7 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Pasta dinner $10 and up, bean supper $8. A Freeport FebFest event,


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



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

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

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


Winter Wellness Workshop Series, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Effortless Meditation (Fridays to Feb. 26), Yoga for Well-Being (Tuesdays to March 8), Guided Self-Massage and Assisted Stretch (Wednesdays Feb. 3-24),, 774-2200.


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 Elizabeth at 799-4599.

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

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. 24-hour hotline 1-800-537-6066. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program for anyone suffering from food addiction and body image issues. For more info and local meeting locations, see or call 775-2132.

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

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Portland Recovery Community Center. 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,,

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.

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

Mornings with Friends, for senior socialization and entertainment, 10-11:30 a.m., third Wednesday. Location alternates between Congregational Church of Cumberland at 282 Main St. and the United Methodist Church at 52 Tuttle Road, 829-3318 or

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

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

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

“Together With Alzheimer’s,” drop-in support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St. Yarmouth,

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

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, Sara Asch, call 775-5216 to register.


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

“The Vitality Prescription,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 2, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. For those struggling with cancer. Free, but registration required at

Saturday 2/6

Introduction to Hinduism, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. Slides of temples and sacred cities, intro to  chanting and short traditional ritual. $60 fee; pre-registration required at, 347-6740.

The Maine Warden Service, informational meeting about hiring process, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Cabela’s, 100 Cabela’s Blvd., Scarborough, 883-7400,

Sunday 2/7

“Embodying Christianity,” 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, 55 Forest Ave., Portland. $60 fee; register at, 347-6740.

Monday 2/8

“The 21st Century Flower Garden,” by author C.L. Fornari, 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Open to the public for a $10 donation. If Falmouth schools close due to weather, program is cancelled. Hosted by St. Mary’s Garden Club.

Tuesday 2/9

“Alzheimer’s, Who’s at Risk?” by a board-certified geriatrician with Southern Maine Geriatrics Associates, 2 p.m., Lunt Auditorium at OceanView, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Limited seating, RSVP 781-4460,

“Going Native: Using Maine Flora in Portland Landscapes,” 11 a.m. to noon, hosted by Longfellow Garden Club at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Free and open to the public,

“Seeking Refuge: Understanding the Refugee and Asylum Process,” panel talk, 5:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

“Theology on Tap,” 7-9 p.m. gathering of college students and young adults with food, drink, conversation and discussion about Jubilee Year of Mercy with Bishop Robert P. Deeley at Easy Day, 725 Broadway, South Portland.

Wednesday 2/10

“Craft Beer and Maine Agriculture: What Brewing Ingredients are Viable Crops in Maine?” by Allagash brewmaster, 6:30 p.m. at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main Street, Cumberland. Free, call 829-2215.

Thursday 2/11

“African Innovation in Peace and Development: Fambul Tok (Family Talk),”  6 p.m., Lunt Auditorium at OceanView, Falmouth. A Camden Conference event sponsored by area libraries. 

“Funding Your Business: How and Where,” 2-5 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland. Free with online registration at, or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Saturday 2/13

Maine Genealogical DNA Interest Group, new regional group, meets second Saturday 10 a.m. to noon, Gray Public Library on Hancock Street. Discover parental lineage, prove or disprove a genealogical problem or find unknown family., 239-1970.

Sunday 2/14

Local educator and author Reza Jalali, 9:30 a.m. service at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough. Jalali is a native of Iran who was raised in a Kurd ethnic group and a human rights activist.


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



Bottle drive for new teen space at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Until Feb. 29, drop off at Children’s Room entrance; West Bath Redemption Center, 340 State Road; or Bath Redemption Center, 786 Middle St., specify for Patten Free Library.

Friday 2/12

“Sweets for the Sweet” Valentine bake sale by Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Café, 123 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick. Proceeds benefit hospital projects and Healthcare Career Scholarships. To donate call 373-6015, or email

Saturday 2/6

Food Drive for the Bath Area Food Bank, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brackett’s Market, 185 Front St. Hosted by the Bath Rotary Club, which will accept nonperishables, cash and checks. Wish lists will be handed out at the door or visit for details. Storm date Feb. 13.



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

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

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

Teen Talk book club, second Thursday, new members welcome, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

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

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

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Singing Valentines by The Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, delivered from Brunswick to Wiscasset. Quartet will sing two love songs with a rose and Valentine card Fri., Feb. 12 and Sun., Feb. 14, for $30,, 542-7699.

Saturday 2/6

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

Rabies vaccinations, ear cleaning, nail trimming and microchipping, 10 a.m.- noon, Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Fees charged; details at Proceeds benefit Coastal Humane Society.

Sunday 2/7

Coin & Stamp Show, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Dr., Brunswick, with 40-plus tables. Free admission, hourly door prizes, silent auction, 721-7872, brunswickcoinclub@comcast.

Thursday 2/11

History Happy Hour, 5-7 pm., hosted by Pejepscot Historical Society at the Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, with Tom Wilbur, who will share a history of Valentine’s Day and the chocolate business. $5 cover charge benefits PHS, 729-6606,


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


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,



Free Community Square Dance, hosted by SAGE Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month during the school year, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. Singles, couples, families welcome, 939-0412,

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

Dining Out

Lenten Haddock Suppers, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 5-6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18. Adults, $8, children $4. Haddock, mashed, veg, slaw; pizza at reduced price. Benefits local nonprofits.

Saturday 2/13

Bean Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of 320 Church and Raymond roads. Salads, casseroles, homemade pies. Adults $8, children $4, reservations accepted but not required, 725-2185,


Thursday 2/11

Walk the Labyrinth, noon-7 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Allows the mind to relax while breath and body settle into a comfortable pace,, 729-7331,


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. 4-5 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 373-4656. Jan. 21: “The Value of Socialization & the Harm of Isolation by Ken Capron, CEO MemoryWorks.”

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.

H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) wellness support group, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., call 890-3673.

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

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

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.

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

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers,, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

Veteran to Veteran support group with Operation Resilient Hope, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996,

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.


Longfellow Days 2016, a month of events celebrating the region’s best known and loved author, Feb. 1-26. For a complete listing of events see

“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction,” eight weeks Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday beginning Feb. 8, Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, Brunswick, 386-1888,

Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center, Topsham. Open house, noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday; guided walks with snowshoes available 9 a.m. third Sunday. For directions see or email Free.

Parent/Child Workshop, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 12. For newborns to age 5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. Registration required. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

New Ventures Maine, formerly Maine Centers for Women, Work and the Community, various classes on employment, business and career planning, 621-3440.

Sunday 2/7

“A Report from Jeju Island & Okinawa,” Veterans For Peace member Bruce Gagnon, 4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wednesday 2/10

“Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food,” 6 p.m., hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank at Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Community discussion about innovative projects that address hunger using local resources.

“Travel the World through Backyard Gardens,” hosted by Topsham Garden Club at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Noon brown bag lunch and business meeting; drinks and dessert provided. Program starts at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday 2/11

“True, Untrue, Surprising and Amazing Stories of the Soldiers of the 5th Maine,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free and open to the public.

“Heather Perry: Works in Progress,” slide show by freelance photographer, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place. Sponsored by First Light Camera Club. Free for members or $10,,, 729-6607.

Sunday 2/13

“Graft Apple Trees in the Spring: what to know and do “ drop-in 2-4 p.m., Harpswell Heritge Land Trust, Route 123, 833-7870 or 833-6905.

Sunday 2/14

Birding field trip: Reid State Park, 8:30 a.m.-noon, with Merrymeeting Audubon, meet at Bath CVS, Leeman Highway Shopping Center. Dress warmly and bring lunch or snack. Free and open to the public, 841-1951.

“The Snows of Casco Bay,” a genealogical history, 2 p.m., hosted by Pejepscot Genealogical Society at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.


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

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

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

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,