Community Calendar: June 8-16

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Greater Portland

Benefits

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. 

Saturday 6/11

Cookie walk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shaw’s in Falmouth, where a $5 donation will get a dozen mix ‘n match gourmet, homemade cookies. Benefits the Nancy L. King Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Fundraising concert by former Scarborough/Portland student Sydney Kucine to raise tuition for selective opera summer program in Italy, 8 p.m. Williston Immanuel Church, 156 High St., Portland, by donation.

Saturday 6/18

Portland High School Athletic Boosters benefit golf tournament, Riverside in Portland, helps all 26 teams at Portland High School. To reserve or register a team, contact portlandconsolidatedboosters@gmail.com.

Sunday 6/26

“The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour,” 5K to benefit 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 thecolorrun.com/locations/south-portland.

Books/Authors

Freeport Community Library Adult Summer Reading Program, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Prizes, raffle. Sign up at the library through June 13.

Thursday 6/9

“Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia,” by Phyllis Chinlund, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, jmadden@falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.

Friday 6/10

Gerry Boyle, Maine crime novelist and creator of the internationally acclaimed Jack McMorrow series, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.

Bulletin Board

U.S. Sen. Angus King Staff Outreach Hours: June 8, 2-4 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square; June 13, 9-11 a.m., Maine Access Immigrant Network, 237 Oxford Street, Suite 25A, Portland.

Saturday 6/11

Electronic Waste Recycling, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland, benefits Give a Child a Chance Fund, 797-2525, ec-fund@firstlutheranportland.org, firstlutheranportland.org.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Freeport Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St., 865-0900. Psychics, mediums, aura scans, vendors.

Summer Kickoff Weekend: walk the working waterfront, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Commercial Street; Shop for a Cause and support Portland Trails, all day downtown, portlandmaine.com.

Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., Portland. Books, tools, toys, sporting equipment, housewares; credits cards accepted.

Monday 6/13

Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting and 10th Birthday Celebration, 6-7 p.m., Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox St., Portland.

Tuesday 6/14

Peony Bloom and Ice Cream Social, 5-7 p.m., stroll through formal peony garden while enjoying homemade ice cream at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, free for members, $7 nonmembers, maineaudubon.org.

Sunday 6/19

Bet Ha’am Gardens Tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, three gardens at one location, $20/door, $15/advance at eventbrite.com.  Proceeds benefit general fund, 879-0028,  bethaam.org.

Call for Volunteers

Cookies needed for cookie walk to benefit the Nancy L. King Memorial Scholarship Fund June 11, at Shaw’s in Falmouth, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when a $5 donation will get a dozen mix ‘n match gourmet, homemade cookies. Call Gail Mason, 803-2279, or bring cookies to Shaw’s Saturday morning.

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

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 Volunteer Coordinator 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, http://bit.ly/1sZiamB, 781-6099 or andrea.herr@maine.edu.

Ongoing

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192, ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children for a few hours each month, 773-5437, somebigs.org.

Caring compassionate hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Next training Tuesday, April 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Beth Simmons, at 400-8852 or email simmonsb@emhs.org.

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 cumberlandrides@gmail.com.

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 cancer.org.

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 freshair.org.

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 FGP@opportunityalliance.org.

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 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.

Dances

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 6/18

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Scarborough. Three kinds of beans, dogs, chop suey, brown bread, adults, $8, children, $3.

Ongoing

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.

Health

Ongoing

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

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

Bees & Beyond, for ages 9-12, starts June 29 at UMaine Extension Garden at Tidewater Farm Farm Gate Road, Falmouth. Learn about the nature of bees and other pollinators, $20, register through umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/4-h-summer-spin by June 20 or until full.

Summer Free Lunch for Kids, 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.

Reading Art Dance, Mayo Street Arts Literacy-Based Arts Program, begins June 20. Free, eight-week program for qualifying students ages 7-11 from East Bayside and Greater Portland, mayostreetarts.org.

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.

Sunday 6/12

Family Fun Day, 1-3 p.m., Powell Point preserve outing hosted by Freeport Conservation Trust. Float boats, make fairy houses, toast marshmallows. Directions at freeportconservationtrust.org.

Support

Ongoing

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

Cancer Community Center, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  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: AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 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 foodaddicts.org 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 cancercommunitycenter.org.

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, info@kidsfirstcenter.org, kidsfirstcenter.org.

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, CancerCommunityCenter.org 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 sgold@cumberlandmaine.com.

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, namiportland@gmail.org.

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., oamaine.org.

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

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, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.

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

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

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

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

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Rotary Club of Yarmouth speaker schedule: June 13 – Bill Dunn, Rotary Service Trip to Cuba; June 20- Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Service Trip to Dominican Republic; June 27 – Darren Hamre, incoming club president. All welcome, 7:15 a.m., Yarmouth Town Office, 200 Maine St.

Essentials of College Planning Workshops: Maine Educational Opportunity Center, Portland Adult Education, 14 Locust St., 10 a.m. June 8, 15, 22, 29; Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., 10 a.m. June 14, 21, 28. Preregistration required, http://meoc.maine.edu, 800-281-3703.

Summer Wellness Workshop Series, for adults impacted by cancer, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Guided Meditation, June 7-Aug. 23; Movement with Resistance, June 14-19; Summer Circuit Series, June 22-July 27; Principles of Qigong, Aug. 9-30; cancercommunitycenter.org, 774-2200.

Wednesday 6/8

“Sustainability in Maine’s Tourism Industry– We’ll Shut the Lights Off For You!” E2Tech Forum & Spring Networking Reception, 4-7:30 p.m., O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., Portland, e2tech.org/event-2222530.

Thursday 6/9

Panel Discussion organized by ZeroScenario/ToPoPhilia with the Osher Map Library, 6 p.m., 314 Forest Ave, Portland, 780-4850.

Sunday 6/12

Tea and Exhibition of Colonial Fashion, 1-4 p.m., Tate House Museum gardens, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Refreshments and information about period dress by members of Tate House Sew Historical Society. All ages; admission $12 for members, $16 all others. Reservations suggested, 774-6177, info@tatehouse.org.

“The Effects of Soulful Power,” workshop by renowned author, teacher and coach Christian de la Huerta, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., The Yoga Center, 449 Forest Ave., Portland. Fee $125 (negotiable). Register at rwaitzkin@gmail.com.

Tuesday 6/14

“Let There Be Light,” 6:30 p.m., Skyline Farm Visitor Center, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. A history of lanterns and their various uses in the 19th and 20th centuries will be discussed.

Wednesday 6/15

“How to Protect Yourself from Scams” Fraud Fighter Workshop, 10 a.m., Mason-Motz Activity Center, 190 Middle Road, Falmouth.

Ongoing

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, parksandlands.com.

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, mainecareercenter.com, 822-3300.

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

Mid-Coast

Benefits

Sunday 6/12

Coastal Performance 5K Run For Charity to benefit The Bath Area Food Bank, 14 Thomas Point Road, Brunswick, coastalortho.com.

Books/Authors

The Library Bookstore, 194 Front St., Bath, is accepting donations of books through June 21 for The Friends of Patten Free Library Heritage Days Book Sale July 4 at Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St. The Bookstore will be open July 3 during Heritage Days.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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, topshamlibrary.org.

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

Bulletin Board

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.

Saturday  6/11

“What’s It Worth” appraisal fair, 1-4 p.m., Highland Green Community Center, 7 Evergreen Circle, Topsham, $10 and item, or three for $25.

Saturday 6/18

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brunswick Elks Lodge, 179 Park Row, Brunswick. Light refreshments will be sold.

Ongoing

Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick, in former Naval base, guests welcome, 241-2294,  2156.toastmastersclubs.org.

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, trothwell62@comcast.net.

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

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay seeks volunteers interested in preserving the bay to assist with speaker series, assemble mailings and more, 666-1118, fomb.org.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier at the ReStore in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335; michele@habitat7rivers.org. 

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

Mid Coast Hospital, 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, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

ReStore at Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday, 504-9335; michele@habitat7rivers.org.

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

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

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

Dances

Ongoing

Free Community Square Dance, hosted by SAGE Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month during the school year, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. Singles, couples, families welcome, 939-0412, csage.squaredanceme.us.

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

Dining Out

Saturday 6/18

Fried Chicken Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave. Potato salad, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake, $8 adults, $4 under 12. For takeout call 443-4707.

Willing Helpers Supper, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., The Islands Community Church, 2141 Harpswell Island Road, Bailey Island. Soup or chowder, rolls, dessert, $12, eat in or take out.

Health

Ongoing

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

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

De-Stress Your Body, 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.

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

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 patten.lib.me.us/teen-summer-reading/.

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; Family Moolah Fun Day 10 a.m.-noon June 11: paint a piggy bank, make a duct tape wallet, assemble a crock pot meal, plant a veggie container garden, curtislibrary.com.

Support

Ongoing

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.

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Peggy Beaulieu, 373-6175.

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 coastalhumanesociety.org.

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, ezine@catherinegentile.com or 233-0709.

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

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

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

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

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Homebuyer Education, four-session course by Coastal Enterprises, Inc., 6-8:30 p.m. June 20, 22, 27, 29, CEI, 30 Federal St., Brunswick. Pre-registration required by June 13 for $30/person, $50/couple, non-refundable and must attend all sessions. 

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

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday beginning June 6, 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.

Saturday 6/11

Explore Brunswick – Train Day with Exhibit Train Tours, 1:30-5 p.m., Brunswick Visitor Center, Station Avenue. Free events include a self-guided tour, toy trains, workable train signals and trivia, brunswickdowntown.org.

Salt Marsh Ecology, 10-11:30 a.m., Stover’s Point Preserve, Windsor Lane, Harpswell. Hosted by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust; bring shoes that can get muddy and binoculars, hhltmaine.org, 837-9613, outreach@hhltmaine.org.

Tuesday 6/14

“Early European Settlements Around Merrymeeting Bay,” by Dr. Bruce J. Bourque from Maine State Museum, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Topsham Historical Society at Topsham Public Library.

Wednesday 6/15

“An Insider’s Experience in the Carter White House,” 7:30 p.m., hosted by Midcoast Senior College at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Jane Fenderson Cabot will recall a four-year stint in the White House as appointments secretary. Free and open to the public.

Thursday 6/16

“Glimpses of Mahamudra,” 7 p.m., by Buddhist teacher Judith Lief, Brunswick Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St. Pre-registration highly suggested at MaineShambhala.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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