Community Calendar: Jan. 27-Feb. 13

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Greater Portland

Benefits

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, hannaford.bags4mycause.com.

Tuesday 2/2

Scarborough High School Track & Cross Country benefit, 5 p.m. til close, Pat’s Pizza, 209 US Route 1, Scarborough, 883-8441, 20 percent of pre-tax order will be donated.

Wednesday 2/10

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

Books/Authors

Thursday 1/28

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

Saturday 1/30

“The Oregon Trail,” by Rinker Buck, 7 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Retraces four-month trip by mule-drawn wagon.

Winter Reading Program, Jan. 30-March 5, South Portland Public Library, main and branch locations, for birth through age 18, who will be challenged to complete activities. For details call Youth Services at 767-7660, ext. 3.

“The Salem Witch Trials and their Connections to Casco Bay and the Maine Frontier,” 1:30-3 p.m., USM Wishcamper Center, Portland, with discussion by Salem State University professor.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 1/27

Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 38 Wharf St., Portland. Hosted by GayWeddingsInMaine.com with cash bar, refreshments. RSVP at http://bit.ly/202lGJL.

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

Wednesday 2/3

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

Friday 2/5

Fire & Ice Fête, hosted by Junior League of Portland, 7-11 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St. Reception with live entertainment, auction, raffle and award ceremony, $60 per person through Jan. 31, $65 at the door, jlpfireandice2016.event.

Ongoing

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

Call for Volunteers

Thursday 2/4

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

Ongoing

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, somebigs.org.

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.

Dances

Ongoing

Contradance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m., various fees, bajmagda@gmail.com, 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, maplewooddancecenter.com.

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, setdncr02@yahoo.com.

Dining Out

Saturday 1/30

Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, mac & cheese, homemade pies. Adults, $8, $5 under 12. Take out available, 829 3766.

Sunday 1/31

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

Wednesday 2/3

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

Friday 2/5

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

Saturday 2/6

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

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

Ongoing

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

Health

Ongoing

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

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.

Support

Ongoing

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or http://bit.ly/1OMPZT7.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Elizabeth at 799-4599.

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

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

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

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing meets twice a week on Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Maine Meds Dana Center classroom #1 and Thursday 5:30-7:30 at Portland Recovery Community Center. Contact Liz at 727-420-2964 for further info.

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

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Portland Recovery Community Center. Contact Liz at 727-420-2964.

LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Leukemia Society Family Support group, third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

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

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

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

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

“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, ezine@catherinegentile.com.

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

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Sara Asch, call 775-5216 to register.

Walks/Talks/Workshops

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

Wednesday 1/27

“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, 6-8 p.m. 360 Spring St., Portland, for prospective parents. Register by email at admissionoffice@waynflete.org, 774-7863, ext. 1224. Snow date Thursday, Jan. 28.

“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, friendsschoolofportland.org.

Friday 1/29

“Climate Change: Research Update,” 7 p.m., L.L.Bean Flagship Store, camping department atrium, Freeport. Reserve a seat at llbean.com/adventure.

Saturday 1/30

Sleigh Day, noon to 3 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, sleigh rides, horse and driver demo, guided tour. Snow date Sunday, Jan. 31. See skylinefarm.org 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.

“Creative Play in Spanish & English,” interactive program for children 3-6, 10:30-11 a.m., Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Sunday 1/31

“Living in the Margins: Early Irish Scribes and Their Manuscripts,” 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, on the corner of State and Gray streets, Portland. Free for members or $5.

“Language, Education, and the State in Africa,” 2 p.m., Camden Conference lecture, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723 option 4, askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org. Free.

Tuesday 2/2

“Buying and Selling a Business,” 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., free with online registration, or call 772-1147 weekday mornings, scoremaine.com.

“Ecological Landscaping,” 10-11:30 a.m.,Yarmouth Town Hall, 200 Main St., preceded by refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Free and open to all.

Wednesday 2/3

“Social Media Marketing: Discover the latest changes,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Scarborough Historical Society monthly meeting, 7 p.m., 647 Route 1 (next to Dunstan Fire Station), brief business meeting followed by talk about American Legion Post #76. All welcome; free, donations appreciated.

Wednesday 2/3

Lego Derby Day, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Freeport Library, 10 Library Dr. Build a car using only LEGOs then make a test track, for ages 5-11. Limited to 30; visit the Children’s Room to register. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 2/6

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

Ongoing

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

Mid-Coast

Benefits

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.

Saturday 2/6

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

Books/Authors

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, topshamlibrary.org/rare-reads. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

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, topshamlibrary.org.

Ongoing

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, topshamlibrary.org.

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, topshamlibrary.org.

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

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

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, topshamlibrary.org.

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.

Tuesday 2/2

Five Rivers Arts Alliance members and prospective members meeting, 5:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Discussion about the alliance’s 2016 activities and opportunities for members to get involved, 5raateam@gmail.com or 798-6964.

Saturday 2/6

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

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

Sunday 2/7

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

Ongoing

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, trothwell62@comcast.net.

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307, elisa.madore@cancer.org.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice needs hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area; training provided. 777-7740, AHCH.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 cartvanprogram.org.

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 bigbbigs@bbbsbathbrun.org.

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, fomb.org.

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, michele@habitat7rivers.org.

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, mainehometohome.org.

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 oasishealthnetwork.org/volunteer.

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, redcrossblood.org, 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, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

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, clientservices@sassmm.org.

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, cszalay@ccmaine.org.

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384, literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org.

Dances

Ongoing

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, csage.squaredanceme.us.

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

Dining Out

Saturday 2/13

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

Health

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.

Ongoing

American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham, 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net.

Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, jloney@midcoasthealth.com.

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, hooptydoo@gmail.com.

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.

Support

Ongoing

Adoption support group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption. Monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays  at Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome. FMI, call 400-6320.

Care support group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person. 373-6500 or 725-2181.

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

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick. FMI or sign-up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath 512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357.

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

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

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

MidCoast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid-Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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

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

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, jeff4bath@yahoo.com, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

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

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.

Walks/Talks/Workshops

“iPad for Seniors,” 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, 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 or both. Registration suggested, but not required, rjordan@patten.lib.me.us or 443-5141. Free. 

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

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

Parent/Child Workshop, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 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, topshamlibrary.org.

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

Saturday 1/30

“Town History Series: Crossing the Waters of Arrowsic,” 10:30 a.m. to noon, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

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, btlt.org/gardening-workshops or 798-5899.

Wednesday 2/3

“Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together,” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mid-Coast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick. Registration required, mainecareercenter.com or 373-4000.

“Solar Energy in Maine- Where the Sun Does Shine!” E2Tech forum, 7:15-10 a.m., Maple Hill Farm, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell.

Thursday 2/4

“Planning Your Job Search,” 9 a.m. to noon, Mid-Coast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick. Registration required, mainecareercenter.com or 373-4000.

“Where Does Seafood Come From,” 7 p.m., how seafood is produced and harvested, the global seafood industry and products found in local stores and restaurants, Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24) Orr’s Island.

Ongoing

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

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, newventuresmaine.org.

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

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

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