Community Calendar: June 22-July 1

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South Portland High School Dollars for Scholars benefit, Hannaford, 415 Philbrook Ave., South Portland: $1 from the purchase of blue reusable bags in June will be donated.

Supercuts in Scarborough, Falmouth, West Falmouth, South Portland, Topsham and Bath are participating in MjjM Salons’ ONE Campaign until the end of June to raise money for local nonprofits, including Look Good Feel Better, Angel Flight NE, Alzheimer’s Association.

Thursday 6/23

Harraseeket Hay Barn Gala & BBQ, 6 p.m., benefits Freeport Historical Society, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 631 Wolfe’s Neck Road, Freeport. Live music, auctions, dinner and cash bar. Tickets $55 in advance at or by mail at FHS, 45 Main St., Freeport, ME 04032.

Sunday 6/26

“The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour,” 5K with part of proceeds benefiting Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital,  9 a.m., Bug Light Park and Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. Registration open until the start. Tickets at

Monday 6/27

Claws for a Cause3-9 p.m., all dine-in, take-out or delivery of any size pizza at Rudy’s of the Cape, 317 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, benefits Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance.


Thursday 6/30

Merrill Memorial Library Readers Circle, 7 p.m., “Ship of Brides” by Jojo Moyes, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.


Adult Story Time, 12:05-12:50 p.m., South Portland Public Library, lunch hour read-aloud group for adults every Wednesday. June’s theme: Summer in Maine, 767-7660.

Bulletin Board

Book Sale, June 24-26, The Friends of the Scarborough Library, 11 Municipal Dr., Scarborough High School cafeteria,

Saturday 6/25

Freeport Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church 40 Main St., antiques, household items, books, food table. Benefit Church Outreach. Call Candy, 865-9288 or Brenda, 865-3700 to rent space.

Harraseeket Heritage Day, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Strouts Point Wharf Co., 5 Wharf Road, South Freeport. Celebrate Maine’s historic crazy cargoes as inspired by “The Circus Ship.” Author reading, popcorn, cotton candy, circus-themed food, and activities all included in the entrance fee: adults, $10; children 4-11, $5; $25 a family,

Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland.

Electronics Collection Day, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., drop off used/unwanted electronics to be recycled, Westgate Shopping Center, 1364 Congress St., Portland. Cash donations appreciated; checks payable to St. Paul’s Anglican Church,

Monday 6/27

U.S. Sen. Angus King staff outreach hours, Maine Access Immigrant Network, 9-11 a.m., 237 Oxford St., Suite 25A, Portland.

Call for Volunteers

Old Port Half Marathon & 5K, volunteers needed to support Habitat for Humanity Greater Portland benefit July 9 by giving liquids to runners. T-shirt, festivities and food in return. Contact Laura at 772-2151,

Hospice volunteer training classes, Beacon Hospice, South Portland, Wednesdays June 15- July 27. Urgent need for volunteers to visit terminally ill patients and their families, veterans who can visit fellow vets, and pet therapy providers, along with people to make life charts for those with dementia. For more, call Donna Teague, 772-0929.

Cumberland County Extension Association has openings for people from  Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and South Portland to serve on the board, which meets once a month in Falmouth. Deadline for applications is Aug. 1,, 781-6099 or

Maine Start Up and Create Week, Portland, volunteers needed June 23, 24 and following event; earn a free day pass,

Thursday 6/30

Blood Drive, 1 -6 p.m,Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. To register call 1-800- RED CROSS or log on to and enter sponsor code ‘CumberlandME’ to make an appointment.


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,

Caring compassionate hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness.  Call Beth Simmons, at 400-8852 or email

Cumberland Area Rides and Cumberland Aging in Place needs volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting, and training required; to drive, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367 or

Drivers needed for the The Road To Recovery program to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or

The Fresh Air Fund seeks families to apply by July 1 to give children from New York City a Fresh Air experience in August. Contact Tammy Bilodeau at 240-1916 or visit

Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, adults 55 and older needed to make a difference while earning extra money. Foster Grandparents assist in schools, Senior Companions visit adult day programs or homes, call 773-0202 or email

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. – 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.



Contradance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m., various fees,, 358-9354.

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Line Dancing, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced, Club 188, 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584,

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

Dining Out

Friday 6/24

Free Souper Supper, 5-7 p.m.,St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Saturday 6/25

Baked Bean and Casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath. Three kinds of beans, dogs, clam casserole, mac & cheese. Adults, $8, children, $4.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth. Three kinds of beans, red & brown dogs, mac & cheese, homemade pies. Adults, $8, children, 5-12, $4.


Public Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. A la carte pricing for chowder, lobster roll, includes sides. Take out available.



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

Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.

Spiritual Meditation, 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

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

Just for Kids

4-H Summer Programs: Cake Decorating, Bees & Beyond, and Art of Math meet weekly for six weeks; 4-H enrollment not required. Cake Decorating, ages 12-18, starts June 28, $15 fee. Bees & Beyond, ages 9-12, starts June 29, $20. UMaine Extension Garden at Tidewater Farm Farm Gate Road, Falmouth, register through

Free Summer Lunch Program, 11:30 a.m.- noon Monday- Friday, June 20-Sept. 2. Freeport Community Services will be distributing at Freeport Community Center, the Village View Apartments Community Room, Mast Landing School and Wildwood Acres on Elm Street. No income or residency requirements; all children under 19 welcome.

Summer Reading and Bedtime Math, Freeport Community Library, sign up until June 30 to make crafts, programs and meet therapy dogs to read to, 865-3307.

Baby Bounces and Books, for birth through 24 months, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour for 3-5-year-olds, 10:15-11 a.m., 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.



Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 p.m., second Wednesday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth,

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

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. For adults affected by cancer, their families and friends.

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

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

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program. Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Maximilian Church 167 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, Kimberly C. 899-6588; Wednesday, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Roberta L., 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi D., 838-8991. Visit or call meeting contact to confirm meeting.

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

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

Kids First, workshops and support groups for families going through divorce, Kids First Center, 222 St. John. St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709,,

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.

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

Memory Café, 11 a.m., 3rd Tuesday, Louie’s Grille, 319 Main St., Cumberland Center, 489-9087; 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621; noon, every first Wednesday, Port Resources, 280 B Gannett Dr., South Portland with pizza lunch; 828-0048; 11 a.m., fourth Tuesday, Bay Square of Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 797-7891.

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness, family support groups, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday; Spring Harbor Hospital 7-8:30 p.m., third Monday. Peer recovery groups meet at the Dana Center, 6:30-8 p.m.the second, third and fourth Thursday,

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., Wishcamper Center at USM, 44 Bedford St.,

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

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m., for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379,

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

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

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, 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. Call Sara Asch at 775-5216 to register.


Essentials of College Planning Workshops: Maine Educational Opportunity Center, Portland Adult Education, 14 Locust St., 10 a.m. June 29; Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., 10 a.m. June 28. Preregistration required,, 800-281-3703.

“Programming for Beginners: Basic Javascript,” free five-part workshop Mondays, June 27-Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Open to adults, including high school and college students. Space is limited; register on Learning Badges,

Summer Wellness Workshop Series, for adults impacted by cancer, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Principles of Qigong, Aug. 9-30;, 774-2200.

Rotary Club of Yarmouth speaker schedule: June 27 – Darren Hamre, incoming club president. All welcome, 7:15 a.m., Yarmouth Town Office, 200 Maine St.

Wednesday 6/22

Community Conversation,  5:30-7:30 p.m., Portland Public Library in collaboration with Portland Public schools, to explore the educational challenges and opportunities faced by new American families.


Maine Genealogical Society Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m. first Saturday, Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Guided nature programs, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Programs 2-3 p.m. every weekend day, weather permitting. Free with park admission,

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

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

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



The Library Bookstore, 194 Front St., Bath, will be open July 3 during Heritage Days.

Thursday 7/7

“Growing up on Bailey Island,” by Nancy Johnson Jensen, 7 p.m., Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24), Orr’s Island.


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,

The Writers’ Meetup, 6 p.m., first Tuesday, network over coffee and snacks. Free and open to all, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Young Critics, 5 p.m., third Tuesday, for fourth- and fifth-graders. Free, but registration required at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Teen Talk Book Club, second Thursday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Tween Reads, 5-6 p.m., for sixth- and seventh-graders. Meets once a month. Registration required, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

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

Bulletin Board

Huge Yard Sale, 4-7 p.m., Corliss Street Baptist Church Annex, 17 Weeks St., Bath, 4-7 p.m. June 24; 8-1 p.m. June 25, rain or shine, baked goods, snack bar.

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., must be at least 16.

Brunswick Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, Brunswick Town Mall, through Nov. 22.

Friday 6/24

Strawberry Festival, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., hosted by First Parish Church of Brunswick at the gazebo on the Brunswick Mall. Fresh strawberries, sundaes, jams, pies, and shortcake with home-baked biscuits. Proceeds benefit church music program.

Saturday 6/25

Barn Sale, 9 a.m.-2 -.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, furniture, home goods, tools, antiques, bake sale, hot dog cart.

Summer Kickoff Community BBQ, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick Mall, food, games, face painting, Lowe’s Build & Grow projects, story walk, live music, $5, $3 kids 3 and under,


Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick, in former Naval base, guests welcome, 241-2294,

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell,

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

Call for Volunteers


American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307,

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

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home. Contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 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,

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier at the ReStore in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335;

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

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

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for the upcoming season at 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, ask for Joe or Frank at 729-0757.

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,

ReStore at Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday, 504-9335;

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622,

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810,

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384,



Contradance, second Saturdays, Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. Family dance 6-7 p.m., $3 pp/$12 family. Finger food potluck, 7 p.m.; lesson for main dance, 7:30 p.m.; main dance, 8 p.m. $10 adults/$7 seniors & students.

Dining Out

Saturday, 7/2

Pancake Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Orr’s-Bailey Yacht Club, 26 Osbourne ROW, Orr’s Island. Adults, $8.50; children under 10, $6. Benefits sailing school.



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

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

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Diabetic foot clinic, first Thursday of the month, Jeanne Otis R.N., $30/visit, package deals available. Call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

Group meditation, 9 a.m.-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.

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.

Just for Kids

Summer reading buddy program, July 5-Aug.30, Patten Free Library  free for kindergarten through sixth grade to help reading skills over the summer. Must register in advance; high school students interested in volunteering should also contact the library,, 443-5141.

Variety of reading programs, Teen Summer Nights weekly movies for students entering sixth through 12th grades, including Book Olympiad competition, Patten Free Library, Bath. Info, reading logs, movie schedules, at

Money as You Grow, interactive exhibit, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Teaches kids lessons about finances, through June 30. Complete the guide to enter raffle,

Saturday 6/25

Kids’ Drop-in Activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., including art projects, sensory activities, experiments, building activities, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.

Library Legos, 1-3 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.



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, 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.

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 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, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays,  890-3673

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 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 Drive, 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.

Pet Loss Grief Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m., Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Monthly sessions are free and open to the public, but RSVP required at

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.

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

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

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

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

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.


Merrymeeting Adult Education summer courses begin June 28; entire listing available at

Historical walking tours, hosted Sundays by Pejepscot Historical Society, 1 p.m., June 26: Women’s History I: Downtown; July 10: Pennellville. RSVP required by Thursday preceding tour, 729-6606 or Tickets $5, or free for members.

Summer Wisdom Lectures, Midcoast Senior College, Curtis Memorial Library, June 29:  “Greece’s Current Crisis: A Historian’s Reflections.” Free and open to the public.

Friday 6/24

Chewonki presents:” Animal Fitness: Connecting Skeletons and Muscles for Extreme Movements,” 2:30 p.m., discuss world-record-holding species and meet three live animals. Limited to 100 people. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Saturday 6/25

Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership workshop, 10-11:30 a.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road.  Learn to distinguish between invasive and native flowering plants and what to do about them,, 837-9613, Free.

Monday 6/27

Maine AllCare monthly meeting,  5:30-7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, corner of Pleasant and Middle St., Brunswick. Learn about proposal for “Improved Medicare for All,” and plan events to support quality, affordable health care for all.

Tuesday 6/28

Our Health: Film and Discussion Series, 7 p.m., Frontier Cinema and Café, Brunswick. Screening of “The Raising of America” followed by a discussion about early childhood development in the Midcoast region. Free and open to the public. For film schedule and reservations,

Marine Mammals of Maine tour: join Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and learn about how our changing environment is affecting marine mammals, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3 Farr Lane, Harpswell,, 837-9613.

Tuesday 6/28

“Local Adaptations to Changing Fisheries,” 6:30 p.m., with Dan Devereaux, Brunswick’s marine resources officer, hosted by CREA at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Wednesday 6/29

“The Meaning of Life from a Daoist Classical Chinese Medical Perspective,”  philosophy, cosmology and how lives can be manifestations of optimal health and endless possibility, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.


Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center, Topsham. Open house, noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday. For directions see or email

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

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

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

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

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