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Garden Aid Benefit Concert, to benefit the Brentwood Farms Community Garden, 7-10 p.m., $20 adult/ $35 couple, Fore Play, 436 Fore St., Portland, presented by Deering Center Neighborhood Association, 838-8632.
AudioBody, “comedic electronica,” to benefit the Falmouth High School Percussion Ensemble, 7 p.m., $6, Falmouth High School Auditorium, Woodville Rd, Falmouth, www.audiobody.com.
“Harriet Tubman Visits A Therapist,” written and directed by Carolyn Gage, fundraiser for the short film “Jersey 7,” 7-10 p.m., Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland.
“Strike Out Cancer in Kids,” Hot Stove Tour Dinner, with Sea Dogs alum Jed Lowrie, to benefit the Strike Out Cancer in Kids, a joint program of Portland Sea Dogs and Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 5:30 p.m. silent auction, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, $50, Wyndham Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, tickets, www.portlandseadogs.com, FMI, 662-2739.
Greely Girls Basketball Flapjack Fundraiser, 7:30-10 a.m., $7, Applebee’s, 200 Running Hill Rd., South Portland, Susan Swanson, 829-4006.
Annual Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Public Meeting, 5 p.m., room 24, City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland, 756-8173.
“Interfaith Dialogue: Towards Peace and Reconciliation,” with guest speaker Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, 6 p.m., free and open to public, light reception to follow, Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, Portland.
Hour Exchange Portland Open House, 1-4 p.m., 470 Forest Ave., Portland, www.hourexchangeportland.org.
Rabies Plus! Clinic, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., various services, Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, hosted by The Coastal Humane Society, www.coastalhumanesociety.org.
2010 Freeport Martin Luther King Day of Service, 8 p.m. pancake breakfast, free/donations for Aspirations Partnership accepted, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport; 9 a.m., Greater Freeport Community Chorus performance and keynote address by Noel Bonam, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport; 9:45 a.m.- noon, various service project opportunities, sponsored by RSU No 5 Student Aspirations Partnership, 865-0928, ext. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Stride toward Freedom: Why King Matters Now,” MLK Holiday Breakfast Celebration, 8 a.m., program for adults, young children or youth, Holiday Inn By the Bay, Spring St., Portland; followed by march down Congress Street to Monument Square; advance tickets $25 at www.portlandmlk.net or call NAACP, 253-5074, no tickets sold at the door.
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 Street, 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.
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
HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill, all-volunteer cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers 3-4 morning hours, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038.
Volunteers needed at Mercy Hospital Yarmouth location, Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or email@example.com.
ActionBasedCare.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-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, fcascarborough.org.
Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.
Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.
Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITNPortland seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit www.itnportland.org to learn more.
The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.
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, skincheck.org.
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 email@example.com.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 AmeriCorps.gov; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207, email@example.com
Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.
Jazz Dinner Buffet, Portland Jazz Orchrestra, 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, www.ptcmaine.com.
South Freeport Church Haddock Chowder Lunch, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.
Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 child, Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, sponsored by Cape Elizabeth Lions Club.
Roast Beef Dinner, $8 adult/ $6 students/ $4 ages 12 and under, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.
Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Parish House, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, second and fourth Fridays, 781-3366, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardens & Outdoors
Cumberland Farmers Market, Falmouth Farmers Market, Wednesdays through March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Allen, Sterling & Lothrup Garden Center, 191 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; Cumberland Farmers Market, Saturdays through April 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Skillins Greenhouse, Route 100, West Cumberland; Leslie Fitzgerald, email@example.com.
Growing Healthy Houseplants, 10 a.m., free, participants receive free 4″ potted plant of choice, Skillins Greenhouses, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth; 201 Gray Rd, Cumberland, 781-3860, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hort Shorts & More education series, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, class listings and to register, 780-4205.
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.
“Breakfast with Charlie,” USM Muskie School Professor Charles Colgan’s economic forecast, 7 a.m., free, open to public, reservation required, usm.maine.edu/corporatepartners/rsvp/colgan.html or 780-4714, USM’s Hannaford Lecture Hall, Bedford Street, Portland.
“Exploring Local Genealogy Resources,” speaker Kathy Amoroso, 7 p.m., presented by the South Portland Historical Society, Council Chambers at South Portland City Hall, 25 Cottage Rd., 767-7299 or www.sphistory.org.
Buying a Business: How to estimate value, seminar, 2-5 p.m., nominal charge, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, information or reservations, www.scoremaine.com, 772-1147.
Freeport Women’s Club Meeting, “Building Clocks,” talk by Chris Balzar, Freeport Community Library, 5 Library Dr, Freeport, 776-9693.
The current situation in Afghanistan, talk by Lisa Savage of CODEPINK Maine and Waterville Area Bridges for Peace and Justice, and Mariam Raqib of Northeastern University, open to public, 1:15-2:30 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, Sally Breen, 892-8391.
“Star Dome Astronomy,” 6-week introductory course, 7-9 p.m., $50 ($35 members), www.usm.maine.edu/planet, 780-4249.
Food Safety Training for Volunteer Quantity Cooks, workshop, Kathy Savoie, MS, RD University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., $10 materials fee, Freeport Community Services, register, 1-800-287-1471 or 780-4205.
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 email@example.com.
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 immersionprograms.com.
Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, www.scoremaine.com, 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 tellingroom.org.
USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.
Health & Support
Holiday Grief Support Meeting, hosted by VNA Home Health & Hospice, 6-7:30 p.m., 50 Foden Rd., South Portland, Linda Hopkins, 400-8714.
“Toxics in our Products and Environment,” presentation by Sally Chapell, 9:30 a.m., free, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Rd., Falmouth, hosted by Maine and National Council of Churches, Dolores Vail, 781-4363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apitherapy: Healthcare with Products of the Honeybee Hive, speaker Theo Cherbuliez, beekeeper, sponsored by The Cape Farm Alliance, 7 p.m., free, no registration, Jan. 21 snow date, Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 345 Ocean House Rd., Rt. 77, www.capeelizabethfarms.com.
The New Medicine, film on integrative medicine, 7-9 p.m., free, Sanctuary Holistic Health and Yoga Center, 50 Forest Falls, Yarmouth, www.sanctuaryhhyc.com, to register, Christine Vanacore, 1-866-627-1771 or email@example.com.
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.
Kids First Program, co-parenting education workshop for parents involved in divorce or separation, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., $60/pp (financial assistance available), call to register, 761-2709.
Psychic and Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St., Freeport, 865-0900, www.leapinlizards.biz.
Greek Dance Classes, drop in, free, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11; 7-8:30 p.m., Room 102, The Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 780-5256.
After the Death of an Adult Child, daytime bereavement support group, each Thursday through March 11; 2-3:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Rt. One, Scarborough, Hospice of Southern Maine, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, www.newlightportland.org, 899-2435.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or email@example.com.
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 foodaddicts.org.
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, www.gpmomc.org.
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 Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, www.HopeHealing.org.
Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, 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.
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., www.oamaine.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
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.
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.
Just for Seniors
Senior Snow-Shoveling Project, call if interested in receiving free snow shoveling services during the winter, for City of Portland residents ages 65 and older, call Joan Sheedy, 774-7616.
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., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.
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 propeople.org.
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 Street, Yarmouth.
Kids and Family Stuff
Greenlight Studio opening, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland, www.greenlight-studio.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool Fair, 6-8 p.m., free and open to public, sponsored by the Cumberland Family Network, snow date Wednesday 1/27, Westcustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth, email@example.com, 829-4568.
Baseball Pitching Clinic at Falmouth Middle School gym, with Ryne Lawson and Ryan Reid; ages 8-12, 4-5:30 p.m.; ages 13-18, 5:30-7 p.m., $20 Falmouth residents, $25 non-residents, proceeds benefit Falmouth Little League, space is limited, register, MattG@town.falmouth.me.us or 781-5253.
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 kitetails.com.
Children’s Programs, “Baby Bounces” birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., “Preschool Story Time” ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., “Toddler Tales and Tunes” ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., “Kindertales” ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.
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.
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.
Comedian Bill Picard in a benefit performance for Mt. Ararat High School Project Graduation, 7 p.m., $10/door, rated “R”, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham.
Bottle Drive, to benefit the BHS Class of ’79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund; bring returnables to Don’s Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) luncheon meeting, 11:15 a.m., all welcome, Kennebec Tavern, Bath, Glenda Farrar, 729-6973.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast chapter meeting 5:30-8 p.m., speaker Mona Corro of Sweet Water Day Spa, at Midcoast Pizza and More, Bath, information, Lorraine Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 729-1981.
Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.
Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.
Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.
Call for Volunteers
Volunteers needed for the Bath-Brunswick area AARP Tax-Aide, provide free income tax assistance to seniors and low and moderate-income neighbors, sign up now for training held in January, computer familiarity a must, more info, www.aarp.org/taxaide, local coordinator Nancy Lord, 729-8730.
Midcoast Maine CA$H Coalition needs tax preparation volunteers for the 2010 tax season to help with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, call Sharon Ross or Glenn Michaels, 373-1140.
Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, Debbie, 729-0475.
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, www.mainehometohome.org.
ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 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, 373-3691.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 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, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARPs
Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 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.
Gardens and Outdoors
Brunswick Winter Market, Maine farms and merchants, Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Fort Andross Mill, Maine St., Brunswick.
Spaghetti/Lasagna supper to benefit church general fund, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adults $7.50, children 12 and under $3.50, no reservations required, for take-out or information call 443-4707, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath.
Public breakfast buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., suggested donation, $6 adults; $3 children under 12; $15 max for families with children under 12, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.
Community Breakfast sponsored by Cundy’s Harbor Library, public welcome, 7:30-10 a.m., $6/person, Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall, 725-1461.
Bean supper to benefit Topsham Trailriders ATV and Snowmobile Club and the Topsham Fair Association, 4-6 p.m., $7/adults, $3.50/children 12 and under, Topsham Fairgrounds exhibition hall, Dale Giles, 725-6015.
Community Breakfast sponsored by Cundy’s Harbor Library, public welcome, 7:30-10 a.m., $6/person, Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall, 725-1461.
Growing Healthy Houseplants, 10 a.m., free, participants receive free 4″ potted plant of choice, Skillins Greenhouse, 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111, email@example.com.
ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Rd., Bath, $8; 443-8360.
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.
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.
Health & Support
American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Brunswick Kick-Off Rally, 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, Columbus Dr., Donna Muto, 373-3703, relayforlife.org/brunswickme.
12 Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Rd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Street, 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
“Facing Up To Facebook” 3:30-4:30 p.m., $10, follow-up on Feb. 12, Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, register, 729-0475.
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, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 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 spectrumgenerations.org.
Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 729-0475, or email@example.com.
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
Science Sleuths: Snow Science; for ages 7-12 and parent, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, pre-registration required, 725-5242, ext. 225, FMI, www.cornerstonesofscience.org
Women & Science: Culinary Science with Chef Jennifer Banis, for girls ages 10-19, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, register, 725-5242, ext. 225, FMI, www.cornerstonesofscience.org.
Healthy Family Night, martial arts, swim or gym, 6-8 p.m., free, all ages, Bath YMCA, www.bathymca.org, 443-4112.
Children’s Celebration of Martin Luther King, illustrated storytelling by authors Charlotte Agell and Rohan Henry, 10-11:30 a.m., free, ages 5 and up, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, information, Judy Montgomery, 725-3749 or www.bowdoin.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll your daughter.
Morning Storytelling, 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, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.