Community Calendar: Jan. 20 – Feb. 3

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Cones for Kids, for a $1 donation to Easter Seals at Friendly’s, 210 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, get five cards redeemable for a cone, or a coupon booklet,  through Feb. 13.

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program: in January, $1 from each blue bag purchased at the Scarborough Hannaford, 31 Hannaford Dr., benefits Scarborough Public Library,


Saturday 1/23

Vivian Franck, author of “Forever Becoming,” 2 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Chronicles former nun’s personal and spiritual journey,  767-7660,

Thursday 1/28

Readers Circle, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, discussion of “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” 846-4763,

Bulletin Board

Saturday 1/23

Cumberland Wood Bankquet, 6 p.m., Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St., dinner with potluck dessert, program and entertainment by local comedian Karen Morgan. RSVP at or call 747-2868.

Sunday 1/24

Discovery Day 2016, 1-3 p.m., Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, with family fun, storytelling, yoga, art and science activities for ages 4-9. Refreshments and prizes, along with information about PJ Library and Levey Day School.

Tuesday 1/26

Maine Boys to Men screening of “The Mask You Live In,” 6 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way. Explores the idea that boys need to “be a man.”

Wednesday 1/27

Portland Trails’ 25th anniversary, noon-1 p.m., pop-up birthday party in Monument Square with free cupcakes and coffee.

Business After Hours, hosted by, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 38 Wharf St., Portland. Cash bar, refreshments. RSVP at

Friends of Casco Bay Volunteer Appreciation Celebration & Annual Meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m (snow date. Jan. 28), Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. For members, volunteers and anyone who cares about the bay,


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 1/21

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Latter Day Saints Church, 247 Walnut Hill Road (Rt. 115), N. Yarmouth. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment or drop in.


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.



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

Friday 1/22

Souper Supper, 5-7 p.m., St Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free,, 781-336.

Sunday 1/31

Valentine Extravaganza Chocolate Buffet, benefit South Freeport Congregational Church, 4-5:30 p.m., 98 South Freeport Road, $20 includes  tasting and half-pound of chocolate to enjoy later. Beverages included. Tickets, 865-4012,


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


Infant Massage Series, Freeport Community Library, with certified instructor, 10:30 a.m. Note new dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16. For newborn to 9 months. Commitment to all classes and registration required, 865-3307.


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.


Wednesday 1/20

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

Tuesday 1/26

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, in collaboration with the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 6-8 p.m. Learn about navigating the hereditary cancer path, help others by sharing and gain information. 774-2200 or visit

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland. Networking, professional advice, open to the public with no registration required, 822-3300.


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 perception 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 Groups, wellness support group, Maine Medical Center, Dana Health Education Center, 22 Bramhall St., Room 5 or 6; Wednesdays 5-7 p.m.; Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave., Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., contact Liz at 727-420-2964,

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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, Sara Asch, 775-5216 to register.


Wednesday 1/20

“Postcards from the Edge of Cumberland,” 10-11:30 a.m., by Carolyn Small, Cumberland Historical Society, Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St. Free and open to the public.

“Lunch Bytes: Seven Ways to Boost Your Traffic with Local SEO,” noon-1 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday 1/21

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Open House, 4-7 p.m., CELT office, 330 Ocean House Road. Meet new executive director, chat with board members and enjoy refreshments.

“Pecha Kucha 20 x 20,” 7 p.m., presentation of 20 images shown for 20 seconds, hosted by Cumberland Historical Society at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. Free and open to the public, but donations accepted, 415‐4589.

Portland SCORE, “How To Forecast Revenue Growth in your Business,” 2-5 p.m. and “Understanding Financial Statements: Your Money, Financial Literacy,” 6-9 p.m., 100 Middle St., Free with online registration at, or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Triad Forum, 2-3 p.m., information about Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/Maine Senior College Network, Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, 2 Jordan Way. Focused on seniors, but all welcome.

“The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail,” 7-8 p.m., first session of Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, “Ocean Authors,” by UNH professor/author Jeff Bolster, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland. Free and open to the public; seating is limited,, or 228-1699 to register.

Friday 1/22

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, 9-11 a.m., Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Learn how to write a dynamic resume, 822-3311.

Saturday 1/23

Full Moon Winter Walk, 5-6:30 p.m., Pleasant Hill Preserve Temporary Trail, Pleasant Hill Road near Fogg Road. Hosted by Scarborough Land Trust. Snowshoes optional; bring a flashlight or headlamp if needed, or 289-1199.

Sunday 1/24

Hike It Baby Discovery Trek, 10 a.m., meet at the Stevens Avenue entrance to Baxter Woods, snowshoes and sleds encouraged. Sign up at

Monday 1/25

Mair Honan, founder of Grace Street Ministry, serving homeless and marginalized in Portland, 1 p.m., hosted by Freeport Women’s Club at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. Public and new members welcome, 847-0240 or

“Higher Education and the Common Good,” first in Spring 2016 Center for Global Humanities Lecture Series, 6 p.m. in Parker Pavilion, UNE’s Portland Campus, following public reception at the UNE Art Gallery at 5 p.m.

Tuesday 1/26

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

Gateways to Employment, 1-4 p.m., Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Topics include assessing abilities, discovering the unadvertised job market, job search strategies, 822-3311.

Interfaith Dinner Dialogue, 5:45-8:15 p.m., USM Glickman Library, hosted by Abbey of HOPE and Multicultural Student Affairs, share a meal and thoughts about life, faith and spirituality. Register through Space is limited. Donations welcome.

“Understanding shorebird migrations to help direct conservation action,” 5- 7 p.m., Birds on Tap talk at Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox St., Portland.

Wednesday 1/27

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation, 9:30-11 a.m., Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Provides those with disabilities services to overcome barriers to employment and help with job search and placement, 822-3311.

“Email Marketing: Make Yours More Effective,” Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., noon-1:30 p.m. Free with online registration or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“Africa, The Very Complete History – A Million Years in a Hundred Minutes,” Camden Conference lecture, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Waynflete preschool, kindergarten and first grade reception, 6-8p.m. 360 Spring St., Portland, for prospective parents. Register by email at, 774-7863, ext. 1224. Snow date Thursday, Jan. 28.

“Russia North: Archangel,” Portland’s sister city, noon, Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, lecture with photos by the Spolokhi Photo Club of Archangel. Bring lunch; drink and dessert provided. All welcome, 773-8396,

“Alzheimer’s Disease: What it is, What’s Being Done About it, What it Costs, and What You Can Do,” 7 p.m., Friends School of Portland, 11 U.S. Route 1, Cumberland Foreside,

Saturday 1/30

Sleigh Day, noon- 3 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, sleigh rides, horse and driver demo, guided tour, snow date Sunday, Jan. 31. See for times and details.

“The Salem Witch Trials and their Connections to Casco Bay and the Maine Frontier,” 1:30 p.m., Wishcamper Center room 102, USM Portland campus. Presented by Spirits Alive of Eastern Cemetery, donations welcome.


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.


Thursday 1/28

Rare Reads Book Group, 2 p.m. or 6 p.m., discuss unusual and interesting popular fiction, can also join online discussion, 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,


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,

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

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

Bulletin Board

Thursday 1/28

Brunswick Downtown Association Annual Meeting, 7:30-9 a.m., “Caring About Our Community” presentation and member recognition, Coles Tower on the Bowdoin College campus. Registration required, 729-4439. Limited seating.


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,


Saturday 1/30

Stress Buster Tea, hosted by The United Methodist Women of Brunswick, 1-3:30 p.m., 320 Church Road with Tai Chi, guided meditation, a craft, Mary Kay makeovers, massages. Tickets $8 in advance at the church office, or $9 at the door.


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.

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.


“iPad for Seniors,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 23, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Bring iPad with the latest operating system (iOS 9.2) installed. For 55 and older; attend one, some or all. Registration suggested, but not required, or 443-5141. Free. 

Parent/Child Workshop, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 29, 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,

Substitute Teacher Training, Mt. Ararat Middle School, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8. Free, but registration required by calling Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, at 729-7323 or at

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

Saturday 1/23

“Patten Free Library: An Architectural Look,” Town History Series by Robin A. S. Haynes, 10-11:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, Bath

Preschool Fair, 10 a.m.-noon, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Local options with preschools in attendance, 725-1727,

Kids Drop In Activity, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Topsham Public Library, may include art projects, experiments, building activities, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Sunday 1/24

“Winter Gardening: Selecting Native Woody Plants for your Home,” hosted by Tom Settlemire Community Garden at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, corner Pleasant and Union streets, Brunswick, 2-3:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, or 798-5899.

Monday 1/25

Effective Interviewing Skills, 2-5 p.m., presented by Maine CareerCenter, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Register in person or call 725-5242, ext.510. Free.

“Quest to Knit Mittens From Mountain Regions Around the World,” by Laurie Doran, author and mountain climber, 6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

Tuesday 1/26

Cathance River Preserve research findings by Mt. Ararat High School students, 6:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Topics include mammals, reptiles and amphibians, dragonflies, vernal pools and Cathance River water quality, 725-1727,

Thursday 1/28

“A New National Park and Recreation Area in Maine?” presented by The Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Chapter, 6 p.m. optional potluck dinner followed by a slide show and talk at 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick. Free and open to the public.

Sunday 1/31

“Growing Small Fruits” winter gardening workshop, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Pauls Episcopal Church, corner Pleasant & Union Streets, Brunswick, $5 suggested donation, or 798-5899.


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

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

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

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

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