Community Calendar: Feb. 9 – 20

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Greater Portland

Call for Donations

Donations of Yarn Needed, to benefit the International Womens’ Craft Collective, drop off donations at Refugee and Immigration Services, 250 Anderson St., Portland, or call Aimee Bullard, 523-2737.


Thursday 2/10
Planet Dog’s
Valentine’s Day Canine Cocktail Party and Dog Kissing Contest, with free beer, wine, treats, 6-7:30 p.m., $5 Dog Kissing Contest entry fee to benefit the Planet Dog Foundation, The Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland,

Friday 2/11

“Art with Heart Hootenanny,” silent auction benefit for Mayo Street Arts, 7-9 p.m., 100+ auction items, with live music by The Hi-Tides, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,, snow date 2/12.

Saturday 2/12

“Freezin’ for a Reason” Portland Polar Dip, to benefit Camp Sunshine, noon, participants encouraged to raise minimum of $100, East End Beach, Portland, after party at Bull Feeney’s Pub on Fore St., Portland, 655-3800,

Valentine Tea and Booksale, Friends of Feral Felines fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thrifty Kitty Shop, 651 Forest Ave., second floor, Odd Fellows building, Portland, 797-3014.

“Hearts for Harmony,”
Valentine’s Day fundraising dance for Women in Harmony, 7:30-11:30 p.m., $15 suggested donation, with Deejay Thunder, Blueberry Pancakes steel drum band, cash bar, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, 441-2507.

Spaghetti Supper Serenade by Wescustago Youth Chorale, to benefit chorale’s scholarship fund, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. seatings, $10 adult/ $5 ages 8 and under, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, Leigh, 846-0705.

Sweetheart’s Valentine Soiree, to benefit the preservation of 1805 Hunnewell-Shepley mansion, hosted by The Portland Club, music by Laurence Kelly, Flash Allen, Love Train Express, 7-11 p.m., $20, free parking, cash bar, jacket and tie required, Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, 761-4477,

Valentine’s Fundraiser event, hosted by/to benefit Freeport Rotary Club and Freeport Elders association, with silent auction, wine and chocolate tasting, live band, 5-8 p.m., $30, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at 865-6462, Nicole Goodrich,, 807-4397.

Sunday 2/13

80s Dance Music Concert, to benefit Family Crisis Services, music by Time Pilots, The Veayo Twins, 5-9 p.m., $20 adults/ $5 ages 13-17, ages 12 and under free, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, FMI, Family Crisis Services, 767-4952.

“The Vagina Monologues,” V-Day First Parish Portland production to benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, SARSSM, with Moira Driscoll, Jolene McGowan, Jackie Oliveri, Linda Shary, Betsy Whitman, Sally Wood, 7 p.m., $5-$20 suggested donation, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, Linda Shary, 807-7812,

The Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, a benefit for Altrusa International of Portland, tasting competition with 30+ chilis and chowders, 12:30-3 p.m., tickets, $17.50 advance/ $20 door/ $10 ages 10 and under/ $50 special preview tickets for access from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets at Big Sky Bread Co., Skillins Greenhouses, or 772-0379, FMI,

Pancake Breakfast, to benefit PATH’s carpentry class trip to Mississippi, $5 all you can eat, silent auction, 8-10:30 a.m., Applebee’s, Brighton Ave., Portland, tickets must be purchased in advance, call Frank Kehoe, 874-8165 by Feb. 7.

Thursday 2/17

Falmouth Boys Hockey Game, to benefit Falmouth Food Pantry, Falmouth High School versus Gorham, 7:05 p.m., bring donation(s) for food pantry, Family Ice, Hat Trick Dr., Falmouth.

Saturday 2/19

Benefit Book Sale for H.A.R.T, Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Maine, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-0044

Sunday 2/20

The Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, film screening, discussion, refreshments, to benefit Portland String Quartet/LARK Society for Chamber Music, 2 p.m., $40, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 761-1522,

Bulletin Board

Friday 2/11

“Coffee Connection,” with Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, 7-10 a.m., constituents welcome with questions, concerns, Stones Cafe, 115 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth.

Saturday 2/12

126th Annual Lincoln Club Banquet, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, speaker, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, tickets, call Halsey Frank, 772-6949.

International Women’s
Craft Collective Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Coffee by Design, 67 India St., Portland, Aimee Vlachos-Bullard, 523-2737.

Maine Roller Derby Home Opener Debut, Port Authorities vs. Queen City Roller Girls, 5-7:30 p.m., $5, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Warren Ave., Portland; Hate the Love After-Party 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, Congress St., Portland,

Valentine’s Open House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Purple Turtle Gifts and Jewelry, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, Ruthie Martin, 671-3175.

Sunday 2/13

“A Valentines Bazaar,” with arts/crafts vendors, kids’ activities, performances, more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 adult/ $3 ages under 12, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993,

Wednesday 2/16

Ocean Avenue School Community Open House, 6-8 p.m., Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland.


Bridges for Peace Vigil, Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.

Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill St., Yarmouth, 846-0783.

The Food Share, held by First Baptist Church Food Ministry, perishable food items available every Sunday from 5-6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, enter at side door on Center St., Meagan, 846-3087.

The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.

Cribbage Night, Scarborough Lions Club, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, free, open to public, Lions’ den, 273 Gorham Road, across from Sam’s Club, Scarborough, 650-3644.

Yarmouth Central Men’s Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.

Call for Volunteers

Portland’s Volunteer History Docents needed, requires 10 weeks education on local history, architecture, and art, free, Thursday mornings, February 17-April 21, course held at Maine Historical Society, Portland, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, ext. 120

American Red Cross Blood Drives, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Feb. 10, Cole Haan, U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth; 1-6 p.m. Feb 15, Merriconeag School, Desert Road, Freeport, Carol Dembeck, 802-658-6400, ext. 3228.

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 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, Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or

Alzheimer’s Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.

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 or

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or

Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or

Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one to two hours a day, 800-400-6325.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720,

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.

Freeport Historical Society needs ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.

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

Guiding Eyes Puppy Raisers Wanted, Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks-16 months, free training, support, Pat Webber,, 338-5520.

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, 3-4 hours in the morning, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038.

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed to help people with disabilities experience riding, call Vickie 929-4700, or 807-7757.

Homeless Animal Rescue Team seeks direct care volunteers, facilities maintenance, fundraisers, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116 or 846-3038.

Hospice Volunteers Needed for Allegiance Hospice, to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland counties, Nicole Garrity, 877-255-4623 or

ITNPortland seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit to learn more.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668,

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers, contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or

Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, free, all welcome, Diane, 892-9529.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 1-800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee;, 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.

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

Dining Out

Saturday 2/12

Chowder Meal, Corn, Fish, or Clam, 4:30-6 p.m., $8, eat in or take out, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.

Public Church Supper, 5 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 865-6062.

Pancake Breakfast, Riverton School, 8:30-11 a.m., $4 adult/ $2 ages 6 and older, community welcome, Riverton Elementary School, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland.

Sunday 2/13

Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., $5 adults/$4 ages 12 and under, sponsored by Cape Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, proceeds benefit Lions Club charities.

Saturday 2/19

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.


Haddock Chowder Lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Jazz Dinner Buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/ $12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough,

Church of St. Mary the Virgin Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or

Gardens & Outdoors

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Friday 2/11

Portland WinteRush, Outdoor Festival, “Downtown Showdown,” 5-7 p.m. Friday, Monument Square; WinteRush, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Deering Oaks Park, Portland, event schedule at

Saturday 2/12

Portland WinteRush, Outdoor Festival, “Downtown Showdown,” 5-7 p.m. Friday, Monument Square; WinteRush, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Deering Oaks Park, Portland, event schedule at

Sunday 2/13

Mammals of Maine Guided Winter Nature Program, 2 p.m., Sundays through Feb. 27, free with park admission, meet at the benches by second parking lot, weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfes Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

Monday 2/14

“Designing Continuously Blooming Perennial Gardens,” lecture by Lee Schneller, author of “The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden,” hosted by Saint Mary’s Garden Club, 11 a.m., $5, Falmouth Memorial Library, Russell Room, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, Wilma Sawyer, 781-4889.

Saturday 2/19

Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 senior/ $5 ages 6-16, Cumberland County Civic Center, corner of Spring and Center St., Portland,

Portland Trails 2011 Winter Walk Series, Presumpscot River Preserve, 8:45-10 a.m., free, meet at the Overset Road Trailhead, Portland, bring snowshoes if possible, register at or 775-2411, check weather cancellations at

Sunday 2/20

Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 senior/ $5 ages 6-16, Cumberland County Civic Center, corner of Spring and Center St., Portland,


Cumberland Farmers Markets: W. Cumberland 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Saturdays, Skillins Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road; Falmouth 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Allen, Sterling and Lothrop, 191 U.S. Rte. 1.

Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member, $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, open daily for self-guided tours, visits to barn and pastures, community gardens, trail walks, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 2/9

Social Security Seminar, hosted by Seth Cheikin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones; and Rob Clark, Social Security Administration public affairs specialist, 6 p.m., free and open to public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, reserve space, call Carole Vreeland, 781-5057.

Thursday 2/10

Search Engine Optimization: How to make it work for your business, 2-5 p.m., small fee, Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, register at or 772-1147.

Teaching and Learning
in Patriarchal India, public lecture by Professor of Education, Janaki Rajan of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, 4 p.m., free, University Events Room, USM Glickman Family Library, Forest Ave., Portland, 780-5638,

Understanding Climate Change and the Climate Change Debate, talk by Andrew Pershing, hosted by Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 7-8 p.m., free, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, seating limited, to reserve space, Patty Collins, 228-1625,

Sunday 2/13

The International Appalachian Trail: Maine to Morocco, presentation sponsored by Friends of Eastern Promenade & Portland Trails, 5-7 p.m., members free/ $5 nonmembers, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Tuesday 2/15

The History of Skiing in Maine and Falmouth’s Hurricane Ski Slope, presentation by Scott Andrews, 2 p.m., free and open to the public, OceanView Community Room, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, Mayer Fistal, 781-2527.

Marketing & Sales: Attract new customers & retain them, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, must preregister,, 772-1147.

Sea Run Brown Trout of the Rio Grande, Argentina, presentation by Tim Shaw, hosted by Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 7 p.m., free and open to public, Governor’s Restaurant, 700 Main St., South Portland,

Thursday 2/17 

“A Brief History of the Ancient Olympics,” talk by Tim Robinson, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Room 503, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, hosted by The Hellenic Society of Maine, 892-9831.

“Cell Phones, E-Readers, Notepads and More!” presentation hosted by Willard Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Betsy Ross House Community Room, 99 Preble St., South Portland, 767-2374.

“Why Interior Design is an Art,”
illustrated program with Kim Connell of Coastal Maine Designs, 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts Evening with the Artist series,  Anne Tarbox, 829-5567.

Friday 2/18

SMCC Seminar for Entrepreneurs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free, 20-minute sessions with investors/coaches to discuss your business ideas, for National Entrepreneurial Week, Hague Hall Conference Room, Southern Maine Community College, must preregister, Michelle Neujahr, 741-1423 or

Saturday 2/19

“Laser Fest ’11” daily laser shows, constellation shows, music laser shows, Feb. 19-27, hosted by the Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249, full schedule at


Acculturation Training for Immigrants by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.

Business Workshops, Women’s Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online; for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail

Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.

“Judaism for the Curious,” every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.

French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or

Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.

The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or

Health & Support

NAMI Portland, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Center Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465.

Thursday 2/10

Wisdom At Work Series, “Boost Your Emotional Intelligence to Attract Success,” presented by Amy Wood, 12-1 p.m., free, open to public, hosted by Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland,

Pet Loss Support Group, hosted by Beacon Hospice, 3 sessions, 3:30-5 p.m., beginning Feb. 10, Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, Heather Thompson, 772-0929.

Sunday 2/13

Connected Catholics monthly meeting, pre-Valentine’s Day lunch, 1:30 p.m., Muddy Rudder Restaurant, U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, to reserve spot, call Dotty, 772-6730.

Monday 2/14

Changing Roles and Relationships in Caring for Someone with Dementia, Creative Conversations, Series About Memory Loss and Dementia, 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to public, First Congregational Church, Meeting House Hill, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, hosted by Brenda Hamilton, LCSW, Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 772-0115,

Thursday 2/17

“Living Well for Better Health,” 6-week workshop on managing chronic health problems, 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 17–Mar. 25, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, registration required, call Anne Murray, 800-427-7411, ext. 529.

Weighty Matters Support Group, 6-7 p.m, $10, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681 or

Saturday 2/19

Kids First Program, for parents in separation or divorce, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709.


All-Recovery Support Meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

“Better Breathing Buddies,” support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland,, 879-4373.

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

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

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Brighton Medical Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, see receptionist for room location, Diana at 749-7443 or Pauline 926-5718.

Drop-In Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30-7 p.m., free, first Wednesday of the month, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, or

Divorce Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or

Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Ave., Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or

Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick; for locations and times, 775-2132 or

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 Ave., Portland,

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, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733,

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., Portland, free, with onsite 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, Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.

Nutrition Works LLC, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at 772-6279 or

Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

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

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

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

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Classroom 1, Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland, facilitated by Sandra Horne, LCSW, 662-7323, and Robert Myers, LCPC, 409-6226.

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

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., 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.,

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, RSVP, 653-3319.

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.

Just for Seniors


Bingo at Hillcrest, Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.

Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Basics Fitness Center, 380 Western Ave., South Portland, 774-3536

Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.

PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Senior Breakfast Community Meals, hosted by Wayside Food Programs and the West End Neighborhood Association, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free for seniors, must sign in, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland,

Senior drop-in center, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Salvation Army Senior Center, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6304.

Yarmouth Seniors, second Wednesday, home-cooked meal and fellowship, 12 p.m. lunch, guest speaker follows, Community House, East Main St., Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

Wednesday 2/9

“Wednesdays in the Park,” winter sports activities, hosted by Portland Recreation and Ski Maine, 1-3:30 p.m., through Feb. 16, free, Payson Hill Terrain Park, Payson Park, Portland.

Saturday 2/12

“Imaginations Take Flight,” interactive theater workshop, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 19, 25, $15 per session or $40 for all, Theater for Kids at Portland Stage, register at or 774-1043 ext. 117. 

Daddy Daughter Dance at Maine State Ballet, 6-7:30 p.m., $25 per family, includes photo, party favor, hosted by Jonathan Miele, Maine State Ballet Studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7672,

Saturday 2/19

“The Two Storytellers,” story, mime, and song with Antonio Rocha and Michael Parent, 2 p.m. family matinee, Saturday and Sunday, $10 adult/ $5 child/ $20 family of four, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993,

Sunday 2/20

“Explore India! Celebration,” 1-3:30 p.m., with Indian music, dancing, food, activities, free with admission, $9 nonmember, members free, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

“The Two Storytellers,”
story, mime and song with Antonio Rocha and Michael Parent, 2 p.m. family matinee, Saturday and Sunday, $10 adult/ $5 child/ $20 family of four, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993,


Bayside Neighborhood Programs, Monday girls group 3:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.

Children’s Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or

Scarborough Public Library Story Times, call for times, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Greenlight Studio, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland,,

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven days a week, $1 children 3-12, adults $2; 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.

Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.

Scarborough Public Library Children’s Programs: Baby Tuesdays 11-11:30 a.m. newborns to 18 months; Toddler Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 a.m. ages 18 months and older with an adult; Monthly First Tuesday Pajamarama 6:30-7:30 p.m. ages 3-8; Third Sunday Social, 1:30-3 p.m. grades 3-6; Registration required for Sunday Socials only, sign up by phone 883-4723 ext. 3, all events are free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road,

Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3; 874-1030.

Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.

Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Mid Coast


Teddy Bear Drive, Boy Scout Troop 202, to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, new/gently stuffed toys collected through Feb. 25, Topsham collection boxes: Savings Bank of Maine, Norway Savings, Romeo’s Pizza, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Bootlegger’s, Down East C.U., Topsham Fair Hannaford, Five County C.U., Village Candle, Beverly’s Card; Brunswick locations: Savings Bank of ME, Maine St. and Cook’s Corner, Wal-Mart, Shaw’s, Northeast Bank; information, Garey, 504-1744.  

Friday 2/11

Leila Percy & Friends, jazz benefit for early learning and literacy at the Maine Maritime Museum, 6 p.m. wine/hors d’oeuvres, 6:45 p.m. auction, 7:30 p.m. dessert buffet/performance, $25, tickets at the door or at Family Focus, 386-1662, tables of 4 may be reserved, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath.

“Sweets for the Sweet” Valentine Bake Sale, sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary to benefit health career scholarships and Auxiliary projects, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Café Corridor, 123 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick, Millie Stewart, 373-6015.

Sunday 2/13

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride, to benefit Harpswell Neck Fire Department, donations appreciated, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Common Table Inn, 1719 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, Scott Lemieux, 729-0734.

Monday 2/14

“Our Funny Valentines,” The Stars of Always, Patsy Cline concert to benefit MSMT Educational Program, 7:30 p.m. cocktails/dessert at Moulton Union, concert at Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College Campus, $100/ticket ($75 is tax deductible), tickets, Barbara Whidden, 725-8760 ext. 15, Maine State Music Theatre, sponsored by The Brunswick Inn.


Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10% of all donations,

Bulletin Board

Longfellow Days, Feb. 6-27, month-long cultural programs brought to you by Bowdoin College and Brunswick Downtown Association, 85 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-4439, schedule of events at 

AARP Tax-Aide, free tax return preparation for low to middle-income, Feb. 1 – April 18; Bath, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., 443-5141; Mondays/Saturdays 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., 443-4937; Brunswick, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Feb. only) and 3:30-7 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library; Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30-4 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., 729-0757; bring photo ID, last year’s return, supporting documents, FMI, Mary Louise Blanchard, 386-1048.

Free Tax Prep by Midcoast CA$H Coalition, IRS-certified volunteers, for anyone earning under $50K combined; Bath: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through April 11, Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway; Brunswick: Tuesdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. through April 12, Bowdoin College, McClellan Building; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through March 26, Perryman Village Community Center, 51 Perryman Village Drive; Topsham: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. through March 9, Volunteers of America, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road; call 319-1390 for appointment.

Wednesday 2/9

Red Cross Blood Drive, 3-8 p.m., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Carol Dembeck,

Energy Workshop sponsored by MCOG; energy auditors, contractors, experts will answer questions about energy efficiency, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, City of Bath Council Chambers, Jason Bird, 443-5790,

Sunday 2/13

Bath Antiques Show, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., $4 admission/$3 with ad, Bath Middle School, Polly Thibodeau, 443-8983,

Rabies Plus! Clinic, various services, proceeds benefit shelter animals, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051,

Ice Fishing Derby, Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Assoc., daylight to 4 p.m., door prizes, raffles, weigh-in 12-4 p.m., Sportsmen’s Association Clubhouse, Route 209, Phippsburg, FMI,

Wednesday 2/16

Energy Workshop sponsored by MCOG; energy auditors, contractors, experts will answer questions about energy efficiency, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Jason Bird, 443-5790,

Thursday 2/17

Bath Area Family YMCA annual meeting and recognition evening, 5:30-7:15 p.m., open to all members, Mae’s Cafe, Centre St., Bath, RSVP by Feb. 15, 443-4112.

Saturday 2/19

Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friendly’s Restaurants, Brunswick, Carol Dembeck,

Wednesday 2/23

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Charles, Brunswick, Carol Dembeck,


Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.

Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Call for Volunteers


ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit

Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.

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

CA$H Coalition, Midcoast Maine, seeks volunteers to help Maine families access federal tax credits; free training includes IRS certification, training is held in November/early January, information, Sharon Ross, 373-1140,

Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 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 café, 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, 373-369

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit or call 725-9701.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 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, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Debbie, 729-0475.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.

Dining Out

Friday 2/11

Spaghetti Supper, Scout Troop 648 fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., $7 person, $4 children under 12, $20 families, St. Charles Parish, McKeen St., Brunswick,

Saturday 2/12

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 6-12, children under 6 free, Brunswick United Methodist Church, Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, reservations accepted, 725-2185.

Roast Turkey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., suggested donation, $7 adults, $4 children under 12, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Saturday 2/19

Bean Supper, to benefit the Topsham Trail Riders ATV/Snowmobile Club, 4-6 p.m., $7 adults, $3 kids, Topsham Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Dale Giles, 725-6015.

Gardens and Outdoors

Saturday 2/12

Birding: Green Point Farm WMA, with Doug Suitor, snow shoes or boots needed, 7 a.m., meet at CVS parking lot, Bath Plaza, 841-1951.


Cathance River Educational Alliance, series for adults, “CREA Adult Class” 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – noon, the Ecology Center, Cathance River Nature Preserve, Topsham; “Ecology Lecture Series,” last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Topsham Public Library; 12 participants, cost per class, $15 members/ $20 non-members, register,, click on “Programs,” 798-1913 or e-mail

Topsham Garden Club, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. speaker and business meeting; call Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675 for location and membership info; new members/guests always welcome; (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 2/9

Geoengineering as a Response to Climate Change: A Bad Concept Meets an Urgent Problem, by Dale Jamieson, New York University, 7:30 p.m., free, Bowdoin College, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, 725-3928.

Thursday 2/10

“Maine Studios and Farms,” slideshow narrated by Christine Macchi, Maine Fiberarts director, 5:45 p.m., and “The Voice of Foreign Pastures,” by world traveler Linda Cortright, 6:30 p.m., $10/advance, $12/door, includes both events, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Brunswick, reservations, 725-5222.

Saturday 2/12

“Stem to Stern,” architectural tours of First Parish Church, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., free, Maine Street/Bath Road, Brunswick.

“Inside the Organ,” behind-the-scenes tour by Ray Cornils, 2 p.m., free, First Parish Church, Maine Street/Bath Road, Brunswick.

Town History Series, “The History of Foster Point, West Bath,” by Victoria Pilgrim, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Room, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, Peter Goodwin, 443-5141 ext. 18,

Sunday 2/13

Pejepscot Genealogy Society, Nancy Randolph, Topsham resident/author guides you to write your own life history, 2 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, inclement weather, call Brian, 729-4098 or, information, 833-7371.

Tuesday 2/15

“The Right to be Cold” by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, environmental and cultural advocate for Inuit human rights, visiting Tallman Scholar, 7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Bowdoin College, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, 725-3433.

Wednesday 2/16

Career Planning Class sponsored by Women, Work and Community, Wednesdays, Feb. 16- March 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., free, University College Bath/Brunswick, pre-register, Shelley Taylor, 386-1664,

Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston, by environmental historian Michael Rawson, assistant professor of history at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, 7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Bowdoin College, Main Lounge, Moulton Union, 725-3396.

Thursday 2/17

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table meeting, “The Faces of Abraham Lincoln, a slide show,” by Dr. H Draper Hunt, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI,  Dan Cunningham 729-9520, Jay Stencil 721-0235.

Tuesday 2/22

“Climate Change,” speaker George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist, 7-9 p.m., free, open to the public, First UU Church of Brunswick, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.


ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting and speaker, every third Thursday, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.

Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events,, 729-0475.

University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.

Wife of Bath hosts monthly day-long creative writing retreats, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $25, Linden Tree Meeting House, Phippsburg Congregational Church UCC, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, month-by-month or pre-register, 751-2414,, visit

Health & Support

Tuesday 2/15

Prostate Cancer Support meeting, speaker Jennifer R. Powers, Nurse Navigator at MMC Portland, 6:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Mid Coast Hospital Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Michael Todd, 373-6065.


Free Blood Pressure Clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., walk-in, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney RN, 373-6592,

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

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.

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.

Communicate after Stroke Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, for information or sign up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

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.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Monday 7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath, 865-4076; Wednesday 7 a.m., UCC Church, 150 Congress St., Bath, 837-8164; Wednesday 7 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3861; Saturday 9 a.m., Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, 865-1916.

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

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages welcome, all hula-hooping levels, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10/person, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; information, Helen, 808-281-6451 or

Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or

Mid Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Monday, 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.

NARFE Merrymeeting Chapter 1796, National Active and Retired Employees Association, meeting every third Thursday of the month (except July/August), 11:15 a.m., The Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Bath, membership/information, Chuck Hanson, 677-2367 or Anne Philippon, 725-2425.

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.

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.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events,, 729-0475.

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

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine St., Brunswick, 375-4749.

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

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.

Just for Seniors


Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff

Saturday 2/12

Brunswick Father-Daughter Valentine Ball, fathers with daughters grades 1-6, 7-9 p.m.; $28 per couple, Brunswick residents, $5 additional daughter; $37 per couple, non-residents, $7 additional daughter; advance tickets only, on sale at Brunswick Recreation Center, 30 Federal St., Brunswick, dance held at MWR Field House, Brunswick Naval Air Station, 725-6656,

Sunday 2/13

Topsham Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance, for girls ages 6-12 and adult escort, 2-4 p.m., $28 per couple/ $38 non-Topsham residents, $5 each additional child, advance tickets only at Topsham Parks and Recreation, 100 Main St., Topsham, 725-1726; dance held at Mt. Ararat Middle School Gym.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for “Littles,” girls ages 6-14 that live in single parent homes to participate in “The Big and Little” program, a mentoring program that matches a child with an adult community mentor (Big Sister) in a one-on-one friendship. There are Big Sisters currently waiting to be matched with Littles. Please Contact Aurora Joseph, Match Support Specialist, 729-7736 or to enroll your daughter.

Kids’ Classics at Dreamland Theater, film series for children and young teens, second Sunday of the month, October through May, 2 p.m., free, donations suggested, Sagadahoc Preservation Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, for schedule, visit

Morning Storytelling, monthly, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, information, 725-5222 or

Mammals of Maine