Community Calendar: July 25-Aug. 3

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Greater Portland

Books/Authors

“Tell Me What You See: Poems from Deering High,” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, to August.

Saturday 7/28

“Beginnings and Endings: a Poetry Workshop,” by Rebecca Morgan Frank, hosted by Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance at USM’s Glickman Library, Portland, register at  www.mainewriters.org.

Ongoing

Literary Lunch, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, noon, last Wednesday of the month.

Many Voices Teen Book Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library. Drop-in, see the selection at portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Peaks Island Book Group, 129 Island Ave., 7-8 p.m. first Tuesday, 766-5540, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Portland Public Library Book Group, 5 Monument Square, 5:30-6:30 p.m., third Tuesday,  871-1700, ext. 705, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 797-2915, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Life 101, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, 10:30 a.m. fourth Tuesday, discuss books that improve quality of life, establish good habits, and living more creatively and happily, https://bit.ly/2KyESg4.

Writer’s Group, 2 p.m., first and third Saturdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Reader’s Circle, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, last Thursday; free and open to the public, registration not required.

Bulletin Board

Summer Blueberry Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3-5, South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, jewelry and treasures sale; lobster dinner and entertainment Friday night; bouncy house & bubble jester Saturday. See schedule at https://bit.ly/2Lg6wlY.

Saturday 7/28

Pollinator Day, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., hosted by Falmouth Land Trust and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, Falmouth. Free, family friendly with crafts and games, tours, speakers, free ice cream. Schedule and directions at https://bit.ly/2mpXvZE.

Sunday 7/29

Car Show and Vendor Fair, Durham Amvets Post 13, 8 a.m., Amvets Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Road, West Durham, nine categories, refreshments, raffles and music.

Ongoing

Cribbage, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Scarborough Lions Den, 273 Gorham Road, free, all welcome, 883-9780.

Scarborough Garden Club, 12:30 p.m. third Thursday, Hillcrest Retirement Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave. New members welcome, www.scarboroughgardenclub.org.

Call for Volunteers

Maine Alzheimer’s Association: volunteers needed to plan local Walks to End Alzheimer’s, https://bit.ly/2u66OBb, eelliott@alz.org, 800-272-3900.

Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, free volunteer training Aug. 14-17 in the Augusta area for certification as a guardian ad litem in Maine District Courts, apply at www.casaofmaine.org.

Ongoing

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 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.

Cumberland Area Rides and Aging in Place Cumberland need drivers, companions, and other volunteers to help local seniors. Interview, vetting and training may be required. Volunteer drivers contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367, cumberlandrides@gmail.com. Other AIP volunteers contact AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 245-8033, www.AIPCumberland.org.

Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, adults 55 and older wanted to make a difference while earning extra money. Foster Grandparents help in schools, Senior Companions visit adult day programs or homes, 773-0202,  FGP@opportunityalliance.org.

HART Cat Shelter, 302 Range Road, Cumberland. Apply at hartofme.com or 829-4116. 

Hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Contact Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or simmonsb@emhs.org.

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

Road To Recovery needs drivers to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with a valid license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or cancer.org.

The Opportunity Alliance has openings for foster grandparents and senior companions in Cumberland County. Stipend, mileage reimbursement, 773-0202, fgp@opportunityalliance.org.

Dining Out

Summer Pizza Nights, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 134 Burnett Road, Freeport,  5-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 5-8 p.m. Fridays through Labor Day.

Saturday 7/28

Harvest Your Breakfast, 8-9:45 a.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, $15/$20, www.wolfesneck.org.

Bean Hole Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational UCC, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, includes mac & cheese, slaw, hot dogs, homemade desserts, adults/$8, kids/$3.

Friday 8/3

Outdoor Dinner and Concert with Maggie Coffin & The Robby Coffin Trio, lobster or chicken meal, 5:30 p.m., ($25/$20, reserve at 865-4012); concert, 7 p.m., $10, benefits South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road.

Ongoing

Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.

Health

Outdoor Earthing Yoga, 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays to Aug. 29, Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free, http://ombodyhealth.com/community-events.

Ongoing

Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

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

OmBody Meditation & Mindfulness for Busy People, 12:10-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays to March 27, Think Tank Co-working, 533 Congress St., Portland, ombodyhealth.com/community-events. Free.

Restorative yoga, drop-in class 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Tai Chi, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Just for Kids

Maker Cart, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 16, ages 5 and up, free and open to the public.

Read to a Therapy Dog, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 4-5 p.m. Mondays in July & August, for kids of all ages, call 865-3307 to reserve. 

Making Musical Instruments, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 11 a.m.-noon Mondays to Aug. 13, drop in, no registration required.

Science in the Garden, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays to July 31 for grades 5-8, registration required, http://yarmouthlibrary.org. 

Monday 7/30

Starlight Stories, 5:30-6 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, bedtime stories recommended for newborns to age 6. Jammies, stuffies and blankies encouraged.

Tuesday 7/31

“Sandy, Pepper and the Eclipse,” by Northern Stars Planetarium at Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. shows. Inflatable theater with star projector, slides, video, special effects, free for children through grade 5, reservations required, 883-4723 option 3, kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

“Animalia,” 10:15-11:30 a.m., Jim Henson award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford, Portland Public Library summer reading program, 5 Monument Square.

Jarrett Krosoczka, creator of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series, 6 p.m., South Portland Public Library, all-ages cartooning workshop, free and open to the public.

Saturday 8/4

LibraryFest, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Celebrate “Libraries Rock” with climbing wall, snacks, crafts, outdoor activities. Rain date Aug. 25.

Ongoing

Anime Club, 3-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Ages 13 and up can watch, craft, and generally geek out over all things Anime and Manga, no registration required.

Dungeon Master Class, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, ongoing, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, workshop on how to become a Dungeon Master, open to ages 16 and up. Space is limited, registration required, www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

Tabletop Gaming Club, 2:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, new and challenging board and tabletop games for ages 11 and up.

Baby Singalong, 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Infant/Toddler Story Time Tuesday 10 and 10:15 a.m. Pre-School Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 781-2351.

Fun & Games, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road: Pokemon & More, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Fridays; Magic Matches! 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays; Lego Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Signing with Babies, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, baby signing by Maine Behavioral Healthcare, 781-2351. Free. 

Baby and Me, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., social time for infants and caregivers with toys and music. Free and open to the public, 865-3307, www.freeportlibrary.com.

Preschool Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. 

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, agriculture programs, hikes, harvesting, camping, paddling and more for kids and teens through the summer, www.wolfesneck.org, 865-4469.

Yoga for Toddlers & Preschoolers, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesday.

Family Story Play Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Songs & Stories en Français, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Weekly storytime in French.  

Teen After Hours, 6-8 p.m., first Friday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, video games on Wii and PlayStation 4, movies, board & card games,  pizza, music.

Baby Builders, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Duplos, free play and socializing for newborns to age 4.

Flash Story Time, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, stories and songs, South Portland Memorial Branch, 155 Westcott Road. 

Letter Zoo, stories and songs for ages 3-5, Fridays at 10:30 a.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:15-11 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays; Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Tail Waggin’ Talesreading program with therapy dogs every Tuesday at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Email mbatson@yarmouthlibrary.org to sign up.

Support

Ongoing

Aging in Place Friendly Visitor program for those 60+ in Cumberland offers weekly visits by a trained volunteer who will provide companionship based on mutual interests. To apply or refer someone: AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 245-8033.

Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, ongoing weekly support groups to help address suicide prevention, depression/bipolar, addictions, call John at 615-3691. 

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, Patricia.Burke@genesishcc.com.

Brain Aneurysm Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., last Thursday, Room 9, Dana Health Education Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St. Portland, http://kat-walk.org/support.html.

Cancer Community Center, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  774-2200.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders Portland, a support group for caregivers of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, 6 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, Easter Seals Maine, 25 Presumpscot St., Portland. For more, contact Lindsay Payeur at 573-7424.

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. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066, throughthesedoors.com. 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program, local meetings at foodaddicts.org

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1;  5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave. Portland, contact Liz at 727-420-2964. 

Kids First Center, educational support for parents and children experiencing separation, divorce and/or co-parenting, 761-2709, info@kidsfirstcenter.org, www.kidsfirstcenter.org.

LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma Support Group, third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Living Well in North Yarmouth free ride service, call Steven Palmer at 829-6230.

Look Good … Feel Better with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, help with wigs, makeup, self-esteem, cancercommunitycenter.org. Free.

Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one, peer support from trained volunteers for adults dealing with cancer, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  774-2200.

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Scarborough. Support available from diagnosis, during and after hospital stays; visits can be in person, by phone or email, 523-0883 or robynshaw13@icloud.com.

Mental Illness Family Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., first, second and third Mondays of the month, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., classroom #2, Portland. NAMI Portland. FMI call Mike, 703-966-8875.

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10 a.m. first Tuesday, Handy’s, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, drop-in, zenhead@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, find local meetings at oamaine.org.

Parkinson’s Disease weekly support group, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, for patients, family, caregivers, 865-3417.

PFLAG Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St., Portland, 831-3015, pflagportlandmaine.org.

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step groups, contact Jim at 787-1212.    

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday and  5-7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.

Speaking Up for Us of Maine, Portland chapter of statewide, self-advocacy organization for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, 10:30 a.m.-noon, second & fourth Tuesday, Port Credit Union, 285 Forest Ave., Portland, sufumaine.org.

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

Tender Living Care, for families facing serious illness, every Monday at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or cgc@cgcmaine.org.

The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer support groups for ages 3-18, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widow/widowers/partners. The Tender Living Care Program offers peer support to everyone in the family facing a life-impacting illness diagnosis, 775-5216, cgc@cgcmaine.org555 Forest Ave., Portland

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, 5:15 p.m. Thursday weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 661-7613.

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd. Open to the public, registration not required.

Wellness Through Art, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, peer-led, recovery focused art group. Contact Patrick at 618-0318.

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. Call 775-5216 to register.

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, connects resources such as clothing, heating assistance, food and rides to people in need, https://ycan.info/.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Freeport Village Tours,  2:45 p.mWednesdays & Fridays to Sept. 14 highlight features of the exhibit “Blacksmiths & Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920.” Meet at Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., $8.

Eastern Cemetery Walking Tours, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday; 5:30 p.m. Thursday to Oct. 14, 224 Congress St., $10/adults, $5/students & seniors, spiritsalive.org/tours.

“Portland’s India Street: The Grand Trunk to the Abyssinian Walking Tours,” by Greater Portland Landmarks, 10 a.m. Mondays to Sept. 24, meet at 1 India St., Gorham Savings Bank Building, $10, advance tickets at www.portlandlandmarks.org/events/india-street-2018.

Wednesday 7/25

Makers at the Hall Series: EJ Martin of Lucid Skis, 7 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, local lumber made into handcrafted skis, $5 for nonmembers.

Saturday 7/28

Civil War Tour and Talk, 10:30 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery office, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, stories of Civil War fallen and veterans, by donation, benefits Maine Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.  

Monday 7/30

Recycling and Contamination Talk with ecomaine, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Free and open to the public, not limited to Freeport residents.

Ongoing

Maine Genealogical Society, Greater Portland Chapter, 12:30 p.m. first Saturday, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Free, guests welcome, 409-6205.

Computer Tutoring sessions, Portland Public Library, Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 Monument Square, call 871-1700, ext. 708 to register for a half-hour session.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults, 10 a.m. Tuesdays by appointment, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland. Register with Randi Paine at 800-281-3703.

Maine Job Seekers: free classes about employment, services and programs, Maine Department of Labor, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, mainecareercenter.com, 822-3300.

Scarborough Kiwanis, noon-1 p.m., every Friday, The Egg & I, 183 US Route One, Scarborough, breakfast and featured speaker, public welcome. 

Artsy Afternoon, free crafting program for adults, 1-3 p.m. last Saturday, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, preregistration required. 

Socrates Cafe, 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Ordinary people discuss “big questions.”

Spanish Group, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, all levels welcome. 

Technology Tutoring, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, one-on-one computer help in reserved half hour sessions 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30-2 p.m. Fridays. 

Mid-Coast

Books/Authors

“Fern’s Family Feud,” Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, families read E.B. White’s three children’s classics and a biography and prepare for trivia contest; sign up at the library. 

The Library Bookstore, 194 Front St., Bath, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.  

Summer Spotlight Series of Authors, 7 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 16, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, more at  www.curtislibrary.com/spotlight.

Wednesday 8/1

Publishing party for Deborah Gould, 6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street.

Ongoing

Nature Speaks Book Discussion, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org. 

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

Bulletin Board

Orr’s Island Library Book Sale & Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 1-4, Lowell’s Cove.

Saturday 8/4

Peace Fair: “Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons,” sponsored by Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., town green, marks the anniversary of the atomic bombs ending World War II. Free; volunteers needed, 729-6300, frieden@gwi.net.

Ongoing

Senior Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., age 16+.

Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick Landing, guests welcome, 241-2294, 2156.toastmastersclubs.org.
 
Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, trothwell62@comcast.net.
 
People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Offers fitness, classes, socials, meals, sports, travel and more, peopleplusmaine.org.

Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Topsham, free neuter and rabies shots for feral, stray and barn cats. Free transportation and trapping available in parts of Androscoggin, Kennebec, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln & Oxford counties, 721-8395.

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

Call for Volunteers

Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, free volunteer training Aug. 14-17 in the Augusta area for certification as a guardian ad litem in Maine District Courts, apply at www.casaofmaine.org.
   
Ongoing

American Cancer Society volunteer drivers wanted to transport cancer patients to treatment in the Mid-Coast area, call 462-6307, elisa.madore@cancer.org.

American Cancer Society, volunteers needed in the Topsham office, Road To Recovery program, Look Good Feel Better program, Relay For Life events and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, see cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html, or contact Danielle Blais at Danielle.blais@cancer.org or 373-3700, ext. 3720.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Brunswick area, training provided, 777-7740, AHCH.org.

ArtVan Program to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts. Contact 650-1608 or visit artvanprogram.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 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, volunteers for the art gallery and more, 804 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 ReStore, needed donations include appliances, complete kitchen cabinet sets, and furniture in good condition, call 504-9341, drop off at 126 Main St., Topsham, Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Home To Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs a commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org.

Mid Coast Hospital, looking for people to work in the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Red Cross Blood Drives, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed residents who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine will train 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, assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, cszalay@ccmaine.org.

Tri-County Literacy, will train tutors to work with adults, 443-6384, literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org.

Dances

Ongoing

Contradance, second Saturdays, Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St., Topsham. Family dance 6-7 p.m., $3, $12/family. Finger food potluck, 7 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; main dance, 8 p.m. $10/$7. http://contradancetopsham.wordpress.com.

Dining Out

Saturday 7/28

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4-6:30 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., includes hot dogs, clam casserole, chop suey, mac & cheese, homemade desserts, adults/$8, kids/$4.

Annual Chicken BBQ, 5-7 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, includes 1/2 chicken, salads, strawberry shortcake, adults/$12, kids/$8.

Saturday 8/4 

West Bath Seaside Grange Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., franks & beans, casseroles, soup & salad, 75 New Meadows Road, $8.

Ongoing

Lunch with Friends, noon, Tuesdays, Bailey Island Union Church, 2141 Harpswell Islands Road; Thursdays, Merriconeag Grange Hall, 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell; Fridays, Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island. Free.

Health

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.-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, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $15 a session, 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.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

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.

Merrymeeting Wheelers Bike Club, Brunswick Commons, organized rides Monday/Wednesday night & Saturday morning. Beginners welcome, for details see http://merrymeetingwheelers.org.

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Explore meditation in the Buddhist tradition, suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Suggested donation $10, but all welcome.

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.

Yoga for Cancer, 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, 729-8433.

Just for Kids

“Teen Summer Nights” movie series, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, www.patten.lib.me.us/teens/.

“Exploring Nature Through Story,” 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays to Aug. 1, hosted by KELT, farm and garden-themed stories and outdoor activities for ages 6 and younger at various local places, contact Becky Kolak at bkolak@kennebecestuary.org, 442-8400 for more. 

Reading With Joy, therapy greyhound will be at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays in July. All ages invited to practice their reading. Registration required, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Ongoing

Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.

Baby & Me10 a.m. Thursdays for 15-20 minutes with songs, action rhymes, and board books for birth to 23 months, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for 20-30 minutes with music, dance and action rhymes, for 2-year-olds and their grown-ups, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays for 30-45 minutes, with songs, dance, instruments, action rhymes for ages 3-5, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Third Saturday Teen Crafting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., drop in at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, ages 11-18 only. 

Support

Ongoing 

Adult Grief Support Groups: 6:30-8 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 
CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick; 2-3 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, The Highlands, Cadigan Lodge, 54 Governors Way, Topsham. To register, call Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357. 

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

Brunswick Area Prostate Cancer Network Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Tuesday,  Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room. 

Dementia Caregivers Education Series, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 837-3581; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 528-5550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 121 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 Drive, Brunswick, 721-1357.

H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) wellness support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell, second and fourth Wednesdays,  890-3673.

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.

Moving On discussion group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, for surviving spouses of retirement age on how to build a new life, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Multiple Sclerosis Society, coffee and conversation group, first Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-noon, Handy’s Market, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, cafandconyar@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, Tuesdays, noon, St. Mary’s Church, 144 Lincoln Street, Bath, 729 3149; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 386 1740.

Pet Loss Support Group, third Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. Open to anyone grieving the terminal illness or death of a companion animal. To register, call Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357.

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.

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in 6-6:40 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

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.

WIC Program, free nutritional service for income-eligible families. Provides food, formula, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to age 5. Mid-Coast residents can call Maine Community Action at 800-221-2221 and ask for WIC.

Women with Cancer Support Group, 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 in a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Monday 7/30

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, 6 p.m., paddle or row on the Muddy River in Topsham, free and open to the public, register with Warren Whitney at 666-3376.

Saturday 8/4

Mustard Seed Storytelling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St. Brunswick, how to prepare stories for telling, preserve historical stories, concludes with a story swap. Free, includes lunch, phyllis.blackstone@gmail.com.

Ongoing

Brunswick Toastmasters Club, 6:30-8 p.m. first & third Tuesdays, 8 Venture Ave., visitors welcome, 241-2294, https://2156.toastmastersclubs.org.

Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center Open House, Topsham, noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday. For directions see creamaine.org or email crea@creamaine.org.

Computer Boot Campby 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.

First Light Camera Club, meets monthly 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, fee charged, www.firstlightcc.com, info@firstlightcc.com, 729-6607.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Speaker Series, 7 p.m., 2nd Wednesday until May, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free and open to the public, www.fomb.org.

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

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

Rain or Shine Club, free weekly family-friendly walks Thursdays at 10 a.m., guided by Royal River Conservation Trust, 215-8315.

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

Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, career counseling, classes, support, mainecareercenter.com, 373-4000.

Tech Help, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.

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