Community Calendar: June 22 – July 3

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Call to Register Vehicles for benefit car show, to benefit Portland Police Youth Activities League, open to classic, new, green or muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, $15 registration fee, includes T-shirt; June 25 show in Portland; hosted by Portland Police Department and Portland Motor Club, register at PortlandMotorClub.com, Kal Rogers, 233-9970.

Thursday 6/23

Food Drive for Kids and Families, to benefit Wayside Food Programs, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25,  hosted by Whole Foods, Somerset St., Portland, FMI, Carly Milkowski 712-4928, waysidemaine.org.

“Light on the Point,”
Southern Maine Community College celebration and fundraiser, with music by Floydz Boyz, refreshments, 5:30-8 p.m., $30, SMCC campus, Fort Road, South Portland, kwaindle@smccme.edu.

Friday 6/24

Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, to benefit Victoria Mansion, with music by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, self-guided tours of Victoria Mansion, ale tastings, light supper, 5-8 p.m. advance tickets, $15 members/ $20 non-members/ $25 door, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org.

Book, Jewelry and Art Sale, 3-day festival  fundraiser for scholarships, hosted by South Freeport Church Mission Committee, Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. sale, 5-7 p.m. lobster dinner, $15-$20; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gardens of South Freeport self-guided walking tour, rain or shine, $12; Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. sale, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. picnic lunch with free concert, South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, southfreeportchurch.com, 865-4012.

“Food/Hunger,” silent auction of prints by 10 artists, to benefit Cultivating Community, 4-7 p.m. reception June 24, auction ongoing June 20-26, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, view artwork at eatedibleart.blogspot.com.

Saturday 6/25

Bake/Craft Sale, to benefit The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, donations welcome, 829-4116.

Benefit Yard Sale, proceeds to go to charity, 9 a.m.-noon, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-0044.

“Calling All Cars:” Giant Car Show, to benefit the Portland Police Youth Activities League, with raffles, live music, demonstrations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Portland Motor Club, 275 Presumpscot St., Portland, FMI, Officer Ray Ruby, 233-1151.

June Jog 5K, to benefit RSU 5 Recreation and Community Education Scholarship Fund and The Port Teen Center, 7 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. 5K, $15; 8:30 a.m. 1 mile kids fun run, $2; Mast Landing School, 20 Mollymauk Lane, Freeport, 865-6171, rsu5-rce.org.

LobsterFest, to benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, lobster meal, with live music,  cash bar, 11 a.m., $12.50; 1 p.m. lobster eating contest, Maine State Pier, hosted by Falmouth Rotary, tickets, register for contest, portlandlobsterfest.com.

“A Night with Kenny Mayne in Maine,” to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, 7 p.m., Kenny Mayne, 8 p.m. Time Pilots, $25, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, tickets, rmhportland.org or 780-6282.

Trot for Tots 5K Run/Walk, fundraiser for Youth and Family Outreach, 8:30 a.m., Back Cove, Portland, register at active.com, FMI, yfoutreach.org, 874-1073.

Quilter’s Market, to benefit First Parish Church, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, with 30+ vendors, First Parish Church UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, firstparishmarket.com.

Saturday 7/2

LucidFest, to benefit Lucid Stage, arts and crafts vendors, food, kids activities, live performances, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3,  Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 6/23

Greek Food Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 23-25, with artisans, live entertainment, church tours, more, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church grounds, corner of Pleasant and Park Streets, Portland, 774-0281.

PortConMaine, “Maine’s Geek Culture Celebration,” anime, gaming, science fiction and fantasy, costuming, comics, steampunk, and more, June 23-26, $30 one day / $35 two days /$40 three days,  Wyndham Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Rd., South Portland, register, portconmaine.com.

New Gloucester Strawberry Festival,
6-8 p.m., Congo Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester,  926-3188.

Friday 6/24

DockDogs Competition, Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, Pet Life, corner of Payne Road and Haigis Parkway, Scarborough, FMI, dockdogs.com.

Saturday 6/25

Maine Maritime Academy historic schooner “Bowdoin,” public tours, free, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 25-26, Portland Yacht Services, 58 Fore St., Portland, mainemaritime.edu.

7th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival, hosted by Maine Animal Coalition, with demonstrations, kids activities, presentations and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free Admission, East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland.

Ongoing

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 St., Yarmouth, 846-0783.

Cumberland County Tea Party Meetings, 2 p.m. Sundays, open to public, American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, Marie Doucette, 284-7032 or 229-3516.

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.

Cribbage Night, Scarborough Lions Club, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, free, open to public, Lions’ den, 273 Gorham Road, across from Sam’s Club, Scarborough, 650-3644.

Portland Republican City Committee Monthly Meetings, fourth Monday of each month, FMI, portlandcitygop.com.

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

Falmouth Heritage Museum needs volunteers/docents for new season, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 899-4435.

HART Cat Shelter volunteers needed, help homeless cats at no-kill shelter in Cumberland, many opportunities, call 829-4116 or HARTOFME.com.

Ongoing

ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check website 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 kledoux@allegiancehospice.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 compassinfo@maine.rr.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 aherr@umext.maine.edu.

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.

Freeport Historical Society needs ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or info@freeporthistorialsociety.org.

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.

Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.

Guiding Eyes Puppy Raisers, 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, Pat Webber, pwewbber@wildblue.net, 338-5520.

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 ngarrity@allegiancehospice.com.

ITNPortland volunteer drivers needed to transport seniors and visually impaired adults, commit to one or more hours per month when available, 854-0505.

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.

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers, contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or skahanm@mercyme.com.

Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, free, all welcome, Diane, 892-9529.

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 smac@maineaudubon.org.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; aherr@umext.maine.edu, 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, meredithe@unitedwayem.org.

Dining Out

Friday 6/24

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@smary.org.

Friday Lunch, to benefit the North Yarmouth Congregational Church,  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, 829-3644.

Saturday 6/25

Bean Supper, 5-6 pm, $7 adults / $3 child, Harraseeket Grange No. 9, Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport, Nancy R. Clark, 865-3363.

Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m.,  $7 adults /$3 ages 6 – 12, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Rd., Falmouth, 797-4066.

Public Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult / $4, ages under 12: $20 family, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland, 799-0407.

Ongoing

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.

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@smary.org.

Gardens & Outdoors

Cumberland Farmers Market Association Summer Markets,  Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, US Route 1, Falmouth; Fridays, 10am – 12:15 p.m. Cricket Hunt School, U.S. Route 1, Freeport, and 2-5:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Campus, Coyote Parking Lot, Freeport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, all markets rain or shine, FMI, cumberlandfarmersmarket.org.

 

Friday 6/24

Hands-On Historic Gardening Workshop, hosted by Maine Historical Society, 9-11 a.m., registration required, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.

Portland Trails Discovery Trek Series, “ “Past and Future in the Evergreen Cemetery” ” 5:30-6:30 p.m. guided history walk, members free/ $5 non-member suggested donation, space limited, must preregister, meet at Brentwood Street Trail Head,775-2411, trails.org.

Saturday 6/25

Church Strawberry Festival, 1-4 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, junction of U.S. Route 115 and 231, North Yarmouth.

Ongoing

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.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 6/22

Money Management Seminar, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50 adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Thursday 6/23

“Commercializing Resources of the Sea,” discussion led by Bigelow Labs staff, 7:30 a.m. registration, breakfast, hosted by Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, 8 a.m. program, $25 non-members, $15 members, $10 students, Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth, register,650-7778, e2tech.org.

Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business, 9-11 a.m., free, led by U.S. Small Business Administration, Hannaford Lecture Hall, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, FMI, 744-9300.

Wisdom at Work Series,
hosted by Portland Public Library, “Is Your Resume Doing its Job?” by Kim Anania,  12-1 p.m., free, open to the public, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Saturday 6/25

Money Seminar, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $50 adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Practice SAT Exam,  9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 25 and July 2, free, St. Pius Church Hall, 492 Ocean Ave.,FMI, register, Michael Jerome, 252-8366, michael_jerome@ivyinsiders.com.

Tuesday 6/28

“Writing A Business Plan,” 6-9 p.m., $35, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, register, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Wednesday 6/29

Cloud Hosting Evaluation, 5-6 p.m., with drinks, sushi, hosted by Reliable Networks, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register, reliablenetworks.com.

Ongoing

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 sll@ceimaine.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

Wednesday 6/22

Maine Women’s Network annual event, 1-7 p.m. with presentations, silent auction, dinner, more, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register at mainewomensnetwork.memberlodge.org. 

Friday 6/24

Cancer Survivorship Celebration, with art, music, demos and survivor information, for cancer survivors and caregivers, 5-8 p.m.,  free,  Mercy Fore River Lobby, 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, Dawn MacFarland, 553-6890.

The Awake Collective
Grand Opening Event, 4-9 p.m., healing arts clinic 4-6 p.m.; 6 p.m. space blessing; 7 p.m. dance event; 8:30 p.m. Gong bath, free and open to the public, 509 Forest Ave., Portland, theawakecollective.com, Mo Bankey, 703-475-6392.

Be-Well Wellness Weekend, June 24-26, with fitness activities, demonstrations, more, L.L.Bean Discovery Park and Freeport locations, hosted by FreeportUSA, FMI, schedule, freeportusa.com.

Monday 6/27

Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, “Caring for the Caregiver,” talk by Linda Hopkins, 7-9 p.m., free, open to public, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Darlene Field  632-2605.

Tuesday 6/28

“Expressive Arts: Artful Prayers/Prayerful Art,” presentation by Rev. D’Vorah Kelley, 6:30–8 p.m., free, hosted by Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, 347-6740, chimeofmaine.org. 

Wednesday 6/29

Family Info Series: End of Life Care for Late Stage Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia, presentation by Beacon Hospice, 5-7 p.m., free, open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, register, 846-0044.

Ongoing

All-Recovery support meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

“Better Breathing Buddies,” support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland, dbaillargeon@maine.rr.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 cschoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.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 info@divorceperspectives.org.

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 Ave., Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free Twelve-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia, foodaddicts.org, 775-2132.

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.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., Portland, free, with onsite childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

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.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness, support group meetings for people coping with a loved one’s mental illness; meetings are second, fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland; and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465 or 838-5733, namiportland@gmail.com.

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, analamalapu@hotmail.com, 772-6898.

“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Classroom 1, Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland, facilitated by Sandra Horne, LCSW, 662-7323, and Robert Myers, LCPC, 409-6226.

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


PROP’s Foster Grandparent Program
is accepting new applications from persons aged 55 and older, FMI, 773–0202 or 1-800-698-4959.

RSVP of Southern Maine is looking for volunteers ages 55 and older for community work, sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, variety of positions, including gardening, office work, crafts and more, call Priscilla Greene, 396-6521, pgreene@smaaa.org.

Ongoing

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., Basics Fitness Center, 380 Western Ave., South Portland, 774-3536

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.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Senior Breakfast Community Meals, hosted by Wayside Food Programs and the West End Neighborhood Association, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free for seniors, must sign in, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, wenamaine.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

Kids First: Separation & Divorce Support Groups for Children & Adolescents, Group I (grades 1-3) Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m., 6/21-7/26; Group II (grades 4-6)  Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., 6/22-7/27; and Group III (grades 7-9), Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 p.m., 6/22-7/27, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, kidsfirstcenter.org. 

Wednesday 6/22

Stories by the Garden Program, with Amy MacDonald, author of “Little Beaver and the Echo,” 11 a.m., free, open to the public, hosted by Friends School of Portland, Mackworth Island, Falmouth, friendsschoolofportland.org, 781-6321.

Thursday 6/23

“The Legend of the Banana Kid,” puppet show by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, 2 p.m. Kick-Off Event for  “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Program, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, freeportlibrary.com.

Sculpture Workshop for Children
, led by Nantz Comyns, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., pre-registration required, hosted by Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandlibrary.com.

Saturday 6/25

Music and Muffins: Local Singer/Songwriter Carolyn Currie, 10 a.m.-noon, free, all ages, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Wednesday 6/29

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, “Kate O’Connor: A Beautiful Future” 11 a.m. kids show, with music, games, more, free, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, rain location Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth, FMI  846-2406, yarmouthcommunityservices.org.

Ongoing

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.

Falmouth Memorial Library, baby sing-along program; 10 a.m. Mondays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays, children up to age 3 and caregiver; preschool storytime, ages 3-5 and caregiver, 10 a.m. Thursdays, no registration required; Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.

Scarborough Public Library Story Times, call for times, 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, info@greenlight-studio.com.

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.

Scarborough Public Library Children’s Programs: Baby Tuesdays 11-11:30 a.m., newborns to 18 months; Toddler Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 18 months and older with an adult; Monthly First Tuesday Pajamarama 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 3-8; Third Sunday Social, 1:30-3 p.m., grades 3-6; Registration required for Sunday Socials only, sign up by phone 883-4723 ext. 3, all events are free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, scarborough.library.me.us.

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.

Teen After Hours, Portland Public Library, for teens only, first Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., hang out, play video games, watch movies, use computers, peruse teen-oriented books, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, in collaboration with the Portland Police Department, FMI, Justin Hoenke, teen librarian, 871-1700, ext. 772.

Mid Coast

Benefits

Curtis Friends Book Sale, June 24-26, over 50,000 items including DVDs and CDs, to benefit Curtis Memorial Library; Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday members only 5-8 p.m.; Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave., Brunswick, Lynnie Bruce, 833-2425.

Friday 6/24

Strawberry Festival, shortcake, sundaes, jams, pies, to benefit the First Parish Music Program, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., the Gazebo, Brunswick Mall, Barbara Clark 725-2588, Sally Hartikka 721-0314.

Tuesday 6/28

Bowdoin Festival’s Dine On Gala, food provided by Now You’re Cooking, music, auction items to benefit scholarship for gifted young artists, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, $125/person, FMI Amy Waterman, 373-1440, amy@bowdoinfestival.org, auction items on view, bowdoinfestival.org/dineon2011items.php.

Wednesday 6/29

“Big Swing” Charity Golf Tournament Fundraiser, presented by Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Bath and Brunswick, $150/golfer donation, $500/foursome, Brunswick Golf Club, FMI brunswickgolfclub.com

Ongoing

Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10% of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 6/23

Breakfast with Gov. LePage, Brunswick Downtown Assoc., 7:15 a.m., $20, Bowdoin College, Thorne Hall, reserve space at brunswickdowntown.org.

Saturday 6/25

Yard & Craft Sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, Rte. 123, Harpswell.

Ongoing

Aging Workers Inititiative of Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., holds classes/forums for those over 55; if interested in short-term certificate training in certain fields contact Barry Peaco, 319-8436, Barry.Peaco@goodwillnne.org; FMI, visit seasonedworkforce.com.

Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking, mcac-iaap.org/index.

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.

NARFE Merrymeeting Chapter 1796, National Active and Retired Employees Association, meeting every third Thursday of the month (except July/August), 11:15 a.m., The Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Bath, membership/information, Chuck Hanson, 677-2367 or Anne Philippon, 725-2425.

Small Business Saturday in downtown Brunswick, first Saturday of every month, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., approximately 30 businesses participating, visit 10 businesses to collect stamps and be eligible to win prizes, brunswickdowntown.org.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area, training, call 777-7740, AHCH.org.

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit 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 bigbbigs@bbbsbathbrun.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.

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 michele@habitat7rivers.org.

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.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, planning committee volunteers needed to organize the 16th annual walk in Brunswick, October 16, at the Town Mall Gazebo, contact Crystal Derocher, crystal.derocher@cancer.org, 373-3719.

Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.

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, 373-369

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit greatstateofmaineairshow.us or call 725-9701.

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.

Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at midcoast.redcross.org, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net, 16 Community Way, Topsham.

“Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, janice.staples@cancer.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, 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.

Dining Out

Thursday 6/23

Breakfast with Gov. LePage, Brunswick Downtown Assoc., 7:15 a.m., $20, Bowdoin College, Thorne Hall, reserve space at brunswickdowntown.org.

Saturday 7/2

Abbot Fletcher Sailing School Benefit Pancake Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., $7 adults, $5 children, Orr’s-Bailey Yacht Club, 26 Osbourne ROW, Orr’s Island, proceeds benefit AFSS Racing Program.

Gardens and Outdoors

Saturday 6/25

Culinary Herbs, Bonnie Studdiford, sixth in gardening series for beginner gardeners, 10:30 a.m., free, open to the public, sign up for series or individual classes, Patten Free Library Community Room, Bath, 443-5141 ext. 12.

Sunday 6/26

CREA Ecology Center open hours, discover and explore the Center’s “green” features and its use, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FMI, creamaine.org, 891-8341.

Saturday 7/2

Cathance River Kayaking Series, led by Michelle Moody, Route 201 to Bradley Pond, easy paddle, registration required, Michelle Moody, 319-7355, meamc@micstan.us or FMI, Angela Twitchell, 729-7694, info@btlt.com.

Sunday 7/10

Japanese Iris open garden day, 1-5 p.m., Eartheart Gardens, South Harpswell, Route 123 from Bowdoin College light, sign is 12.4 miles on the left, FMI 833-6905, eartheartgardens.com.

Ongoing

Cathance River Educational Alliance, series for adults, “CREA Adult Class” 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – noon, the Ecology Center, Cathance River Nature Preserve, Topsham; “Ecology Lecture Series,” last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Topsham Public Library; 12 participants, cost per class, $15 members/ $20 non-members, register, creamaine.org, click on “Programs,” 798-1913 or e-mail cathanced@gwi.net.

Topsham Garden Club, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. speaker and business meeting; call Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675 for location and membership info; new members/guests always welcome; mainegardenclubs.org (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 6/22

Mid-Coast Retired Educators Assoc., meeting with speaker Linda T. Wood on estate planning, potluck lunch, open to public, 11:30 a.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, FMI, Jane Gott, 721-0659.

Harriet Beecher Stowe at 200: Home, Nation and Place in the 21st Century, conference, June 22-25, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, FMI, Tess Chakkalakal, tchakkal@bowdoin.edu.

Friday 6/24

Handheld GPS Workshop for beginners, GPS units provided for the day, 2 hours classroom, 2 hours outside, limited to 25, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $10/person, register in advance by 6/17, Jane Heikkinen, 753-9400 ext. 400, registration form at androscogginswcd.net.

Saturday 6/25

“Knitting Great Shapes,” lecture/slideshow by Katharine Cobey, presented by Maine Fiberarts, 2-4 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 at door, tickets, 725-5222, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill, 14 Maine St., Brunswick.

Sunday 6/26

Stowe Walking Tour of Brunswick, Polly Kaufman, 12:30 p.m., free, meet at Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Ongoing

ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

ESOL, English as a Second Language classes, free, Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m., basics of English and class trips to learn about Maine, to register or FMI, 729-7323 ext. 1, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, Michael Myers, myersm@link75.org.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking, mcac-iaap.org/index.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting and speaker, every third Thursday, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

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, southernmidcoast@spectrumgenerations.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, editor@wifeofbath.net, visit wifeofbath.net.

Health & Support

Respite Dementia Panel, monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., free, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, 729-0475.

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick locations: Monday 5:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, contact Monica, 729-3149; Bath location: Tuesday 12 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St.

Thursday 6/23

Quitting Tobacco, Linda Christie, Healthy Maine Partnership Coordinator, ACCESS Health, 6-7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Omega Wellness, 11 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, 837-6542.

Friday 6/24

Free Blood Pressure Clinic, by CHANS Home Health Care, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick, FMI call CHANS Home Health Care, 729-6782.

Thursday 6/30

Cancer Survival, Natural Methods of Treatment, Tim Howe MD, 6-7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Omega Wellness, 11 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, 837-6542.

Ongoing

Free Blood Pressure Clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., walk-in, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney RN, 373-6592, jloney@midcoasthealth.com.

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.

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.

Celebrate Recovery Bath, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. group meeting, 6 p.m. free refreshments, 12-step Christ-centered program to help deal with hurts, habits and hang ups, FMI call Jeff or Darlene, 442-9966, celebraterecovery.com.

Communicate after Stroke Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, for information or sign up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

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 RN, $30/visit, package deals available, call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

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.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages welcome, all hula-hooping levels, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10/person, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; information, Helen, 808-281-6451 or hooptydoo@gmail.com.

Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or amanda@meadowdance.org.

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 locations: Monday 5:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, contact Monica, 729-3149; Bath location: Tuesday 12 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St.

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.

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, southernmidcoast@spectrumgenerations.org, 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 St., 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

Ongoing

Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Computer 101, very basic class, how to turn the computer on, connect a printer, get on the internet to receive email and communicate with your grandchildren, Tuesday mornings 9-10 a.m., $5 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Computer 201, follow-up to the 101 class, learn how to attach documents and work with your contact list, learn about online shopping, distribution lists, searching the internet, Tuesday mornings, 10-11 a.m., $8 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled 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 multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union 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, 729-0475, or datwood@spectrumgenerations.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

Music on the Mall, live music every Wednesday, 6 p.m., June 29-Aug. 31, Town Mall, Brunswick, FMI 729-4439 or brunswickdowntown.org.

Monday 6/27

WOW Circus Arts Camp, June 27-July 1, learn juggling, unicycling, stilt walking and other circus arts, bring your own helmet, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., $140/week, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, Eric Pulsifer, pulsifere@link75.org, 725-1243.

Ongoing

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 community@bbbsbathbrun.org to enroll your daughter.

Brunswick Teen Center at People Plus, an after school and summer drop in program for area youth in grades 6-12, free membership, safe and fun environment with pool, ping pong, snacks, video games, movies, crafts and more, Mon-Thurs. 2:30-5:30 p.m., call for vacation and summer hours, 35 Union St. Brunswick, 721-0754.

Kids’ Classics at Dreamland Theater, film series for children and young teens, second Sunday of the month, October through May, 2 p.m., free, donations suggested, Sagadahoc Preservation Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, for schedule, visit sagadahocpreservation.org.

Morning Storytelling, monthly, 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, information, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.

The Park introduces The Community Session, last Wednesday of each month, 3-6 p.m., free, skating, biking, lobby games, equipment rental; all ages, but parent must sign waiver for kids under 18, The Park, 26 Summer St., Bath, 443-8900, bathyouthmeetinghouse.com.

 

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