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Used Books Wanted, for First Parish Church Yarmouth Clam Festival fundraiser, drop off books 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, no textbooks/magazines, at First Parish Church, 116 Main St, Yarmouth, Barbara, 846-3773.
“Into the [Enchanted] Woods,” PORTopera Annual Dinner/Dance and Auction, gala fundraiser to support July performance of Hansel and Gretel, 6:30 p.m., $125 per person/$1,000 for table of 8, black tie suggested, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, 879-7678, portopera.org.
15th Annual Yard Sale, to benefit Blue Point Congregational Church Sunday School Program, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., rain or shine, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, Sara, 883-3773.
“Fearless Authenticity Workshop,” led by Fran Liautaud and David Lee, 20% proceeds benefit Cancer Community Center, 8:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. program, $99 per person/ $149 couple, Cabela’s Conference Room, Cabela’s, 100 Cabelas Blvd., Scarborough, FMI, David Lee, 571-9898 or David@HumanNatureAtWork.com.
Fundraising BBQ and Concert, fundraiser for film, “The Water in the Bay,” hosted by Tasty Dude Films and The Maine Studios, 2-6 p.m., Maine Studios, 235 Presumpscot St., Portland, tastydudefilms.com.
“Independence is For the Birds!” 4.5% of sales revenue at Freeport Wild Bird Supply will benefit The Royal River Conservation Trust, June 5-6, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 U.S. Route 1, Suite 10, Freeport, 865-6000.
Maine Walks for Haiti, Back Cove walk, proceeds go to Konbit Sante, 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:40 a.m. walk begins; 12:30 p.m. Apres Walk with Haitian music, refreshments and more; Payson Park, Portland, $10 register per person/ $20 per family, register at mainewalksforhaiti.org.
Plant & Book Sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Allen Ave Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland.
SailMaine Regatta, hosted by The Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association and SailMaine, to benefit community sailing program SailMaine, Portland Harbor, racing time to be determined, post-race festivities open to public, dinner tickets at sailmaine.org, FMI, Sarah, firstname.lastname@example.org, 650-2085.
Yard Sale and Korean Meals, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. yard sale; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. food, $8 adult/ $6 child, Rainbow United Methodist Church, 618 Washington Ave., Portland, Lorna, 797-6633.
“Youth Cabaret 2010,” drama, music, silent auction to benefit mission trip to Raleigh, N.C., presented by Harvest Bible Chapel & 4:12 Student Ministries, 6-9 p.m., Harvest Bible Chapel 66 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 412harvestyouth.com.
Maine Horse Association Horse Show, proceeds benefit Camp Ketcha, free admission, 9 a.m. show starts, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough.
“Si Sos Brujo: A Tango Story,” documentary film, proceeds support Tango Digital Archive, 7:30 p.m., followed by video conference talk with filmmaker, $8 advance/ $12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland tickets at onelongfellowsquare.com or 761-1757.
“Dance Your Heart Out,” with local band Color Blind, proceeds from dance and silent auction to benefit the American Heart Association, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. band starts; $12.50 advance/$15 door, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland St., Portland, tickets at heartwalk.kintera.org/southernmaine/dance or 879-5700.
Easter Seals Maine Benefit Events: “Easter Seals Walk With Me,” 4 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. walk Back Cove Trail, activities at Payson Park, Portland, register at walkwithme.org or call Mufalo Chitam, 828-0754; “Splash for Cash,” 7-8 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. South Portland Municipal Pool, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, to sponsor a swimmer/participate, or donate, 772-0504, maine.easterseals.org.
15th Annual Close to the Coast 5K, 10K and Kids 1K Races, and Family Fun Day, 9 a.m. 5K, 10K races start; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Family Fun Day, with free admission, food, kids 1K, hosted by Freeport Rotary Club and Winslow Park, proceeds benefit the Freeport Rotary Charity and Student Scholarship funds, Winslow Park, Freeport, register for races at active.com, FMI, freeport-rotary.org.
“Plate & Palette,” second annual progressive dinner to support Yarmouth Arts, 5:30-7 p.m. appetizers, Royal River Grillhouse; 7:15-9 p.m. dinner at host home; 9:15-10:15 p.m. desserts at Cole Haan; $40, space limited to 225 attendees, tickets at Yarmouth Frame Shop, 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777, yarmoutharts.org.
Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Women’s Ride Fundraiser, for women of all ages, fitness levels, distances of 5, 15, 25 or 50 miles, 9 a.m., $25 coalition members/ $35 non-members; $10 discount for girls 12- 17 and seniors; ages 11 and under ride free, start at L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco St., Freeport, register at BikeMaine.org, 623-4511.
Freeport Conservation Trust Annual Meeting, with presentation by ecologist Tom Wessels, author of “Reading the Forested Landscape, a Natural History of New England,” 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, freeportconservationtrust.org.
“The Maine Debates:” Democratic Gubernatorial candidates, 7-8 p.m., moderated by Shannon Moss, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland campus, sponsored by USM and News 8-WMTW, submit candidate questions at wmtw.com.
Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., meeting and presentation, free and open to public, Scarborough Historical Society.
“Linking Livability, Sustainability, and Transit in the 21st Century,” alternative transportation forum presented by Sierra Club Maine Chapter and Maine Rail Transit Coalition, 6-9 p.m., light food, refreshments, free and open to the public, Lee Room, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 776-5616, MaineRailTransit.org.
Community Celebration and Historical Website Launch, hosted by Scarborough Historical Society and Museum, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library, 6-8 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Middle School, 21 Quentin Dr., Scarborough, FMI, library.scarborough.me.us, Celeste Shinay, 884-4723 ext. 240, mainememory.net.
Bayside World Market & Fair Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., free admission, with international food, vendors, childrens activities, dance and music performances, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland, baysideworldmarketandfair.com, 615-2699.
Bridges for Peace Vigil, Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.
Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.
The Food Share, held by First Baptist Church Food Ministry, perishable food items available every Sunday from 5-6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, enter at side door on Center St., Meagan, 846-3087.
The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.
Yarmouth Central Men’s Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.
Call for Volunteers
“Guiding Eyes Puppy Raisers Wanted” Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks – 16 months, free training, support, FMI, Pat Webber, email@example.com, 338-5520.
Gardening Volunteers Needed, for planting Back Cove Rain Garden, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., bring work gloves, simple garden tools if possible, Back Cove Rain Garden, Preble St. Extension, Portland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bicycle Coalition of Maine Seeks Volunteers to help with the 9th Annual Women’s Ride on June 13, 9 a.m. L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Freeport; need greeters, flaggers, people on site at rest stops, and registration, sign up at bikemaine.org/events/womensrideindex/wr-volunteer.
ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.
Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties, volunteers receive formal training, Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.
American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.
The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.
Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or email@example.com.
Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one to two hours a day, 800-400-6325.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.
Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.
Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.
Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.
HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, 3-4 hours in the morning, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038.
Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed to help people with disabilities experience riding, call Vickie 929-4700, or 807-7757.
Homeless Animal Rescue Team seeks direct care volunteers, facilities maintenance, fundraisers, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116 or 846-3038.
Hospice Volunteers Needed for Allegiance Hospice, to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland counties, Nicole Garrity, 877-255-4623 or email@example.com.
ITNPortland seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit itnportland.org to learn more.
The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.
Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668, skincheck.org.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 1-800-227-2345.
TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; email@example.com, 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.
VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award; apply online AmeriCorps.gov; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed at Mercy Hospital Yarmouth location, Monday through Fridays, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or email@example.com.
Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult/ $3 ages under 12, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Caron 688-4101 or Karen 829-5470.
Italian Dinner, 5 and 6 p.m. seatings, $7 adult/ $4 ages 12 and under, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland, reservations for 4 or more, call 775-1179.
Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Parish House, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, second and fourth Fridays, 781-3366, firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Freeport Church Haddock Chowder Lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.
Jazz Dinner Buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/ $12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough, ptcmaine.com.
Gardens & Outdoors
9th Annual Sunny Acre Farm Garden/Artisan Show, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 165 Middle Road, Falmouth, FMI, 781-2943, birdhousesfrommaine.com.
National Trails Day: Events Organized by Portland Trails; 10-mile Trail Walk with Tom Jewell, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 or 4 p.m., $5/$10 with lunch included; Bayside Trail Guided Tours, 10 a.m. to noon, meet at corner of Elm St. and Marginal Way; and Volunteer Work Day on the Bayside Trail, 9 a.m. meet at trail corner of North Boyd St., register at email@example.com, 775-2411.
Scarborough Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m.- noon, rain or shine, Hunnewell House, Black Point Road, Scarborough, FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member, $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm, open daily for self-guided tours, visits to barn and pastures, community gardens, trail walks, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469.
“Starting and Running a Creative Business in Maine,” The Creative Toolbox series presented by Maine Center for Creativity and USM Portland, speakers/discussion moderated by Angela Adams, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $15 Center for Creativity members and students/ $35 non-members, Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, tickets, Kristin Howe, 775-4100, email@example.com.
Backpacking Skills Workshop, for all skill levels, hosted by The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, Laura Flight, 215-5306.
“Social Media Beyond the Hype,” presented by Aileen Cahill, MCED Lunch and Learn Program, 12 p.m. registration, 12:30-2:30 p.m. workshop, $10/ free for USM students, bring lunch, Room 213, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call MCED at 228-8524.
“Dancing with the Abolitionists: The Curious History of Yarmouth’s Unitarian-Universalist Church,” 6 p.m. talk by historian Alan Hall, First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, co-sponsored by The Yarmouth Historical Society, 846-6259, email@example.com.
Acculturation Training for Immigrants, by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.
Business Workshops, Women’s Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online; for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.
“Judaism for the Curious,” every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.
French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or immersionprograms.com.
Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.
SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.
The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or tellingroom.org.
USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.
Health & Support
Mended Hearts Meeting, “Bingo in the Heart of Maine,” 7 p.m., for heart survivors and their loved ones, Maine Medical Center’s Learning Resource Center, 100 Campus Drive, MMCs Scarborough Campus, mendedhearts.org, Robyn Shaw, 662-2543.
Lila East End Yoga Open House, 6-9 p.m., 8-9 a.m., 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday June 5 free yoga classes; 12-3 p.m open house, 251 Congress St., Portland, livelila.com.
Lila East End Yoga Open House, 8-9 a.m., 9:30-10 a.m. free yoga classes; 12-3 p.m open house, 251 Congress St., Portland, livelila.com.
Maine Yoga & Spiritual Community Potluck, with open-air yoga, meditation and Kirtan/chanting with special guest Shubalananda, 12:15-4 p.m.; shine or unlikely rain, Sadhana Grounds, 100 Brickhill Ave, South Portland, sadhaname.com.
Beginners Meditation Class, led by Jackie Belanger, 2:30-3:45 p.m.; chanting, led by Mindy Ruth Novick, 4 p.m., Sadhana Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, sadhaname.com.
Living Well for Better Health, 6-week program for adults living with chronic health conditions, June 9 – July 14, 1-3 p.m., Washington Gardens, Portland, 1-800-427-7411, ext. 529 for information or to register.
Maintaining Contact and Adjusting to Changes: A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One with Dementia, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free to the public, Ocean View at Falmouth Common Room, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, presented by Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, register at 772- 0115.
“Better Breathing Buddies,” support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland, email@example.com, 879-4373.
Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, newlightportland.org, 899-2435.
CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Brighton Medical Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, see receptionist for room location, Diana at 749-7443 or Pauline 926-5718.
Drop-In Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30-7 p.m., free, first Wednesday of the month, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divorce Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or email@example.com.
Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick; for locations and times, 775-2132 or foodaddicts.org.
Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, gpmomc.org.
Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or cancercommunitycenter.org.
HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, HopeHealing.org.
Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.
National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.
Nutrition Works, LLC, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at 772-6279 or nutritionworks.us.
Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., oamaine.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, center open to people of all faiths, Ashok, email@example.com, 772-6898.
“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
Women Ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.
Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.
Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., WAPortlandME@gmail.com.
Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, RSVP, 653-3319.
Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.
Just for Seniors
Bingo at Hillcrest, Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.
Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.
Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.
Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.
PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or propeople.org.
Senior drop-in center, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Salvation Army Senior Center, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6304.
Yarmouth Seniors, second Wednesday, home-cooked meal and fellowship, 12 p.m. lunch, guest speaker follows, Community House, East Main St., Yarmouth.
Kids and Family Stuff
Girl Scouts of Maine Information and Registration Meeting for parents, 6:30 p.m., the Mast Landing School, for information or to volunteer, 1-888-922-4763, girlscoutsofmaine.org.
DaVinci Experience Summer Camp Open House, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, next to Falmouth Town Hall, FMI 878-7760.
Bayside Neighborhood Programs, Monday girls group 3:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.
Children’s Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.
Children’s Programs, “Baby Bounces” birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., “Preschool Story Time” ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., “Toddler Tales and Tunes” ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., “Kindertales” ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.
Greenlight Studio, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland, greenlight-studio.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven days a week, $1 children 3-12, adults $2; 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.
Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.
Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3; 874-1030.
Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.
Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.
Call to local artists, carpenters, craftspeople and birders: Habitat for Humanity seeking bird houses for September auction, entry form and guidelines, James, 386-5081, email@example.com; for information about Habitat programs or to volunteer, call 386-5081.
Annual First Parish Church Clothing and Linen Sale, 4-7 p.m., good, clean adult and children’s clothing (many name brands), linens, and curtains, Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick.
Annual First Parish Church Clothing and Linen Sale, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., good, clean adult and children’s clothing (many name brands), linens, and curtains, Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick.
Bottle Drive, to benefit the BHS Class of ’79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund; bring returnables to Don’s Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.
50/50 Style Bingo, 1-3 p.m., doors open at noon, refreshments, must be 16 or older to play, The Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath.
West Bath Historical Society Annual Meeting, pot luck supper and history presentation on West Bath’s radio station, WJTO, 6 p.m., free, open to public, bring item to share, Old West Bath Meeting House, Berry’s Mill Road, 443-4449.
Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.
Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.
Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.
Call for Volunteers
Thursday 5/27 – Wednesday 6/2
Operation Cookie Drop to salute our Armed Forces on Memorial Day, bring homemade cookies, or help pack cookie packages, May 27 – June 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., cookies will be shipped first week of June, Marnee’s Cookie Bistro, 23 Elm St., Bath, Marnee Robinson, 443-3401 or 371-8017, marnees.com.
ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.
Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.
Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.
Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.
The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.
Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or email@example.com.
Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org.
Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.
Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.
Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.
People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, Debbie, 729-0475.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.
Brunswick Farmer’s Market, Maine farms and merchants, Saturdays 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Fort Andross Mill, Maine St., Brunswick.
Siberian Iris Open Garden, 1-5 p.m., free, Eartheart Gardens, 1709 Harpswell Neck Road, information, 833-6905 or eartheartgardens.com.
Upland Invasive Plant Species Identification and Control Workshops, wear field gear, space limited, registration required; Workshop 1, Topsham Public Library, 1-5 p.m., free, to register or for information, Ken Canfield, firstname.lastname@example.org or 441-3712.
Upland Invasive Plant Species Identification and Control Workshops, wear field gear, space limited, registration required; Workshop 2, Greene Town Office, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., free, to register or for information, Ken Canfield, email@example.com or 441-3712.
Laughter Yoga Leader Training Weekend, earn certification from The Kataria School of Laughter Yoga, 2-day workshop, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $295, scholarships available, The Levity Institute, 100 Front St., Bath, register, Katie West, firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-8667, thelevityinstitute.com
Pecha Kucha Night Brunswick, 6 p.m., members free, non-members $5, Frontier Café, Cinema + Gallery, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, pechakuchaportland.org, sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance with the support of Women, Work & Community and Frontier, fiveriversartsalliance.org, 798-6964.
Plant Identification on the trails of Cathance River Preserve, with Matt Arsenault, sign up early, limited to 12, $15/members, $20/non-members, to register visit creamaine.org, under Programs, 798-1913, email@example.com.
Pejepscot Genealogy Society meeting, 12 p.m. (note time change), Orr’s Island Library, bring sandwich and proceed to John Webster’s home for lunch and conversation, 833-5430.
ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.
Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.
Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events, firstname.lastname@example.org, 729-0475.
University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.
Wife of Bath hosts monthly day-long creative writing retreats, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $25, Linden Tree Meeting House, Phippsburg Congregational Church UCC, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, month-by-month or pre-register, 751-2414, email@example.com, visit wifeofbath.net.
Health & Support
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.
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.
Grief Support Group Meetings for Pet Loss, all welcome, free, 6:30-8 p.m., 6/9, 6/23, Hospice Volunteers Center, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, sponsored by Coastal Humane Society and Hospice Volunteers, pre-enrollment is required, call Lynn Ellis, 729-3602, coastalhumanesociety.org.
12 Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Rd.
Adoption Support Group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.
Care Support Group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person, 373-6500 or 725-2181.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Monday 7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath, 865-4076; Wednesday 7 a.m., UCC Church, 150 Congress St., Bath, 837-8164; Wednesday 7 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3861; Saturday 9 a.m., Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, 865-1916.
Group Sitting Meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.
Mid Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.
Mid Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.
Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.
Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events, email@example.com, 729-0475.
Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.
TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick, 375-4749.
Weight Watchers, every Monday, noon, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.
Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.
Just for Seniors
Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disable adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.
Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.
Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 729-0475, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.
Kids and Family Stuff
Story Hour at Farmers’ Market, songs, storybooks, games, more, Tuesdays, June 1 – August 31; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., drop in, all ages welcome, Brunswick Farmers’ Market at the gazebo, Cornerstones of Science program, www.cornerstonesofscience.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for “Littles,” girls ages 6-14 that live in single parent homes to participate in “The Big and Little” program, a mentoring program that matches a child with an adult community mentor (Big Sister) in a one-on-one friendship. There are Big Sisters currently waiting to be matched with Littles. Please Contact Aurora Joseph, Match Support Specialist, 729-7736 or email@example.com to enroll your daughter.
Morning Storytelling, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.