Community Calendar: June 9 – 20

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Used Books Wanted, for First Parish Church Yarmouth Clam Festival fundraiser, drop off books 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, no textbooks/magazines, at First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, Barbara, 846-3773.

Hour Exchange Portland’s Spring Into Summer Online Auction Fundraiser, with park passes, gift certificates, artwork and more, bidding open now through June 21 at

Thursday 6/10

“Dance Your Heart Out,” with local band Color Blind, proceeds from dance and silent auction to benefit the American Heart Association, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. band starts; $12.50 advance/$15 door, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland St., Portland, tickets at or 879-5700.

Easter Seals Maine Benefit Events:
“Easter Seals Walk With Me,” 4 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. walk Back Cove Trail, activities at Payson Park, Portland, register at or call Mufalo Chitam, 828-0754; “Splash for Cash,” 7-8 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. South Portland Municipal Pool, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, to sponsor a swimmer/participate, or donate, 772-0504,

Saturday 6/12

15th Annual Close to the Coast 5K, 10K and Kids 1K Races, and Family Fun Day, 9 a.m. 5K, 10K races start; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Family Fun Day, with free admission, food, kids 1K, hosted by Freeport Rotary Club and Winslow Park, proceeds benefit the Freeport Rotary Charity and Student Scholarship funds, Winslow Park, Freeport, register for races at, FMI, 

Handcrafted Jewelry Sale, to benefit Falmouth Food Pantry, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., rain or shine, Shaw’s Super Market, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, hosted by The Episcopal Church of St. Mary’s, 781-3366.

“Plate & Palette,” second annual progressive dinner to support Yarmouth Arts, 5:30-7 p.m. appetizers, Royal River Grillhouse; 7:15-9 p.m. dinner at host home; 9:15-10:15 p.m. desserts at Cole Haan; $40, space limited to 225 attendees, tickets at Yarmouth Frame Shop, 336 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-7777,

Vacationland Pro-Wrestling Event, to benefit Toys for Tots, with Sid Vicious, Scotty 2 Hotty, 6 p.m. early entry, 7-10 p.m. event, $12 admission; early entry requires ticket and new toy donation, Mahoney Middle School, 240 Ocean Ave., South Portland, 754-2950,

“Watch Your Language!” live taping of WMPG radio word game show, to benefit WMPG’s Power Up! signal improvement campaign, 4-6 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Congress St., Portland, FMI, Dee Bunker, 780-4598.

Yard Sale, hosted by Stevens Ave. Congregational Church and Girl Scout Troop 1712, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

Sunday 6/13

Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Women’s Ride Fundraiser, for women of all ages, fitness levels, distances of 5, 15, 25 or 50 miles, 9 a.m., $25 coalition members/ $35 non-members; $10 discount for girls 12-17 and seniors; ages 11 and under ride free, start at L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco St., Freeport, register at, 623-4511.

Tuesday 6/15

Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Annual Pizza Party Fundraiser, 5-9 p.m.,  Flatbread Pizza Co., Commercial St., Portland, FMI,, 623-4511.

Pottery Garden Project Sale
, to benefit Yarmouth Elementary School Nutrition Garden, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., bowls, plates and more made by YES 4th graders, Memorial Green Farmers Market, in front of Yarmouth Town Hall, Main St., Yarmouth.

Friday 6/18
“Walk for Rides,”
24-hour Back Cove Walk with ITNAmerica founder Katherine Freund, start time 12 p.m. June 18, end time 12 p.m. June 19, to register to portions of time, or donate,

Saturday 6/19

3rd Annual Sidewalk Sale Fundraiser, 8 a.m.- noon, rain or shine, First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth.

Friends of Feral Felines Annual Used Book and DVD Sale, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Williston West Church, 32 Thomas St., Portland, FMI, 797-3014,

Sunny Pines 5K Road Race, to benefit Camp Sunshine and Pine Tree Camp, 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. race time, $20, Mast Landing School, Freeport, Marissa Lewis, 865-1256,

“The Way Life Should Be,” Barn Dance and BBQ Fundraiser for the Cancer Community Center, 6-11 p.m., $100 per person, cash bar, The Barn on Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, register at

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Art Fest
, art silent auction, childrens activities, food, to benefit Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free admission, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469,

Bulletin Board

Saturday 6/12

Bayside World Market & Fair Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., free admission, with international food, vendors, children’s activities, dance and music performances, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland,, 615-2699.

Energy & National Security Town Hall Meeting, hosted by retired military leaders and veterans, 11:30 a.m., free, Portland Public Library Rhines Auditorium, Five Monument Square, Portland, FMI,, 423-6087.

Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, Monthly Coffee Hour, open to South Portland and Cape Elizabeth residents, 10:30-11:30 a.m., J.P. Thornton’s, 740 Broadway, South Portland, FMI, 776-3783.

Portland International Jetport 2010 Aviation Exposition, with fly-bys, aircraft displays, demonstrations and more, Saturday and Sunday, events start at 10 a.m., free admission, Portland International Jetport, off Congress St., Portland.

Sunday 6/13

Portland International Jetport 2010 Aviation Exposition, with fly-bys, aircraft displays, demonstrations and more, Saturday and Sunday, events start at 10 a.m., free admission, Portland International Jetport, off Congress St., Portland.

Monday 6/14

Portland Observatory Annual Flag Day Celebration, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with free self-guided tours of observatory and Eastern Cemetery, children’s activities, and more, free and open to the public, 138 Congress St., Portland, FMI, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561 or

Wednesday 6/16

Democratic Unity Spaghetti Supper, with Governor John Baldacci, all Democratic Gubernatorial Primary candidates, hosted by South Portland Democratic City Committee and Maine Democratic Party, 5:30-7 p.m., $10 adult/ $6 ages 12 and under, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland, tickets, Matt Beck, 232-1976 or John Jamieson, 239-8687.

Friday 6/18

Yarmouth Historical Society 50th Anniversary Celebration, with music, prizes, food and more, 4-6 p.m., free and open to public, Merrill Memorial Library lawn, Main Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.


Bridges for Peace Vigil, Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.

Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.

The Food Share, held by First Baptist Church Food Ministry, perishable food items available every Sunday from 5-6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, enter at side door on Center St., Meagan, 846-3087. 

The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.

Yarmouth Central Men’s Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.

Call for Volunteers

“Guiding Eyes Puppy Raisers Wanted” Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks – 16 months, free training, support, Pat Webber,, 338-5520.

Volunteers Needed for Aug. 7 TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, Cape Elizabeth, returning volunteers and/or for best job selection, register by June 15 at, volunteers accepted up until race day.

Sunday 6/13

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Seeks Volunteers to help with the 9th Annual Women’s Ride on June 13, 9 a.m. L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Freeport; need greeters, flaggers, people on site at rest stops, and registration, sign up at

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.

Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties, volunteers receive formal training, Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or  

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

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or  

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

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,

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.

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

Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.

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

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, 3-4 hours in the morning, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038. 

Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed to help people with disabilities experience riding, call Vickie 929-4700, or 807-7757.

Homeless Animal Rescue Team seeks direct care volunteers, facilities maintenance, fundraisers, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116 or 846-3038.

Hospice Volunteers Needed for Allegiance Hospice, to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland counties, Nicole Garrity, 877-255-4623 or

ITNPortland seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit to learn more.  

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,

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  

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee;, 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; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207,

Volunteers needed at Mercy Hospital Yarmouth location, Monday through Fridays, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or

Dining Out

Saturday 6/12

Lobster Roll Meal and Book Sale, 4:30-6 p.m., $10, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.

Public Church Supper, 5 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 865-6022.

Saturday 6/19

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St. and U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-2814.


Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Parish House, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, second and fourth Fridays, 781-3366, 

South Freeport Church Haddock Chowder Lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Jazz Dinner Buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/ $12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough,

Gardens & Outdoors

Cumberland Farmers Markets: Cumberland – 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Mabel I Wilson School, Tuttle Rd;  Falmouth – 12-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Walmart Shopping Center, U.S. Route 1; Yarmouth – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Town Hall Green, Main St., Gray – 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Town Hall, Shaker Rd, Gray; Freeport 3-7 p.m. Fridays, L.L.Bean Campus, Freeport.

New Gloucester Community Market, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sundays, Amvet parking lot, across from Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, U.S. Route 100, New Gloucester, FMI, 926-5919,

Scarborough Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, rain or shine, Lower Parking Lot behind Scarborough Town Hall and Scarborough High School.

Friday 6/11

L.L.Bean’s 29th Annual PaddleSports Weekend, waterfront activities, Friday-Sunday, boat testing, demonstrations, clinics, seminars, kids’ activities, guided kayak tours, and more, events at L.L.Bean Paddling Center, L.L.Bean Campus, Main St., Freeport,, 877-755-2326.   

Saturday 6/12

L.L.Bean’s 29th Annual PaddleSports Weekend, waterfront activities, Friday-Sunday, boat testing, demonstrations, clinics, seminars, kid’s activities, guided kayak tours, and more, events at L.L.Bean Paddling Center, L.L.Bean Campus, Main St., Freeport,, 877-755-2326.   

Sunday 6/13

L.L.Bean’s 29th Annual PaddleSports Weekend, waterfront activities, Friday-Sunday, boat testing, demonstrations, clinics, seminars, kid’s activities, guided kayak tours, and more, events at L.L.Bean Paddling Center, L.L.Bean Campus, Main St., Freeport,, 877-755-2326.   


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

Thursday 6/10

“Social Media Beyond the Hype,” presented by Aileen Cahill, MCED Lunch and Learn Program, 12 p.m. registration, 12:30-2:30 p.m. workshop, $10/free for USM students, bring lunch, Room 213, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register at or call MCED at 228-8524.

Friday 6/11

“Dancing with the Abolitionists: The Curious History of Yarmouth’s Unitarian-Universalist Church,” 6 p.m. talk by historian Alan Hall, First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, co-sponsored by The Yarmouth Historical Society, 846-6259,

Wednesday 6/16

“Relics & Rivers: Dismantling Dams in Maine and New England,” film and discussion with Eric Hutchins, John Burrows, and Landis Hudson, 7 p.m., free and open to public, Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI, Landis Hudson,, 847-9277.


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

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

Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 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

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or

Health & Support

Wednesday 6/9

Living Well for Better Health, 6-week program for adults living with chronic health conditions, June 9 – July 14, 1-3 p.m., Washington Gardens, Portland, 1-800-427-7411, ext. 529 for information or to register.

Maintaining Contact and Adjusting to Changes:
A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One with Dementia, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free to the public, Ocean View at Falmouth Common Room, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, presented by Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, register at 772- 0115.


“Better Breathing Buddies,” support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland,, 879-4373.

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland,, 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

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 

Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or

Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick; for locations and times, 775-2132 or

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, 

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 Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, 

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.

Nutrition Works, LLC, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at 772-6279 or

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.,

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, center open to people of all faiths, Ashok,, 772-6898.

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

Women Ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

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

Tuesday 6/15

AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. $12 AARP members/ $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, space limited, register by June 9, call John Hammon, 655-4943.


Bingo at Hillcrest, Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.

Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.

Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.

PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or

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

Tuesday 6/15

Falmouth Kinder Kids Open House, 6-8 p.m.. enrichment program to compliment Falmouth schools 2 1/2 day kindergarten, registration open for 2010-2011 school year, Falmouth Congregational church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth,, Stacie Drum, 671-2674, Kristen Bodwell, 632-7922.


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

Children’s Programs, “Baby Bounces” birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., “Preschool Story Time” ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., “Toddler Tales and Tunes” ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., “Kindertales” ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Greenlight Studio, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland,,

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven days a week, $1 children 3-12, adults $2; 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.

Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.

Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3; 874-1030.

Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.

Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Mid Coast


Easy Street Raffle, New England Youth Theater fundraiser, $25/ticket; 20 prizes plus $1,000 grand prize winner to be announced at June 27 performance of “13, a New Musical” at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, tickets, 798-6966.

Call to local artists, carpenters, craftspeople and birders: Habitat for Humanity seeking bird houses for September auction, entry form and guidelines, James, 386-5081,; for information about Habitat programs or to volunteer, call 386-5081.

Thursday 6/17

Green Living Project, Capturing Sustainability, One Project at a Time, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $5 film and discussion, food/beverage specials to benefit the Green Living Project’s Educational Programs, sponsored by Peak Organic Brewing, Grandy Oats, Matt’s Coffee & Local Sprouts, at Frontier Cafe & Cinema,, 725-5222.

Friday 6/18

The Return of The BIG SHOW, Big Brothers Big Sisters performing arts fundraiser to support mentoring programs for local children in need, 7-9 p.m., tickets $10 in advance, $13 at door, tickets at BBBS office, to reserve call 729-7736 ext. 14 or email,, The Chocolate Church Performing Arts Center, Bath


Bottle Drive, to benefit the BHS Class of ’79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund; bring returnables to Don’s Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.

Bulletin Board

Friday 6/11

West Bath Historical Society Annual Meeting, pot luck supper and history presentation on West Bath’s radio station, WJTO, 6 p.m., free, open to public, bring item to share, Old West Bath Meeting House, Berry’s Mill Road, 443-4449.

Tuesday 6/15

Evening program featuring Bread For The World, a non-denominational Christian advocacy group, 6 p.m. pizza provided by the Peace and Social Justice Commission, 7 p.m. film and presentation, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, information, or 725-7447.

Saturday 6/19

Mariner’s Day at Maine Maritime Museum, tall ship visit, special activities, tours, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., free admission, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath,

Yard, Barn and Craft Sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ellijah Kellog Church, Route 123, Harpswell, rain or shine, to rent a table call 833-6111.


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

Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.

Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Call for Volunteers


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

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

Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or

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,

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, Debbie, 729-0475.

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


Brunswick Farmer’s Market, Maine farms and merchants, Saturdays 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Fort Andross Mill, Maine St., Brunswick.

Sunday 6/13

Siberian Iris Open Garden, 1-5 p.m., free, Eartheart Gardens, 1709 Harpswell Neck Road, information, 833-6905 or

Saturday 6/19

Cathance River Education Alliance’s 10th Anniversary, hiking, activities for children ages 8 to 108, 12-3 p.m., The Cathance River Nature Preserve and CREA Ecology Center, next to Highland Green, Topsham,, 798-1913.

Getting Smarter

Saturday 6/12

Plant Identification on the trails of Cathance River Preserve, with Matt Arsenault, sign up early, limited to 12, $15/members, $20/non-members, to register visit, under Programs, 798-1913,

Sunday 6/13

Pejepscot Genealogy Society meeting, 12 p.m. (note time change), Orr’s Island Library, bring sandwich and proceed to John Webster’s home for lunch and conversation, 833-5430.

Thursday 6/17

Invasive Species with Bryan Emerson, sign up early, limited to 12, $15/members, $20/non-members, to register visit, under Programs, 798-1913,


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

Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.

Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events,, 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,, visit

Health & Support

Self-Healing Empowerment Group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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

Wednesday 6/9

Grief Support Group Meetings for Pet Loss, all welcome, free, 6:30-8 p.m., 6/9, 6/23, Hospice Volunteers Center, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, sponsored by Coastal Humane Society and Hospice Volunteers, pre-enrollment is required, call Lynn Ellis, 729-3602,

Monday 6/14

Urologist Dr. Jonathan Telsey holds Q&A session at Ounce of Prevention, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., open to public, for listing of ongoing educational programs, call 729-8033, Thornton Oaks, Mid Coast Senior Health Center.

Tuesday 6/15

Bath/Brunswick Prostate Cancer Support Group panel discussion and dinner, 5:30-8:30 p.m., limited space, reservations, Michael Todd, 373-6065,; information, Terry Kungel, 443-4300,, Mid Coast Hospital Cafe, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick.


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

Adoption Support Group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, monthly meetings, Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

Care Support Group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person, 373-6500 or 725-2181.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Monday 7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath, 865-4076; Wednesday 7 a.m., UCC Church, 150 Congress St., Bath, 837-8164; Wednesday 7 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3861; Saturday 9 a.m., Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, 865-1916.

Group Sitting Meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Mid Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events,, 729-0475.

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

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick, 375-4749.

Weight Watchers, every Monday, noon, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.

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

Just for Seniors


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

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disable adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 729-0475, or

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff

Story Hour at Farmers’ Market, songs, storybooks, games, more, Tuesdays, June 1 – August 31; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., drop in, all ages welcome, Brunswick Farmers’ Market at the gazebo, Cornerstones of Science program,

Saturday 6/12

Woodside Elementary School 5K and Family Fun Day to benefit The Woodside Partnership Fund, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., rain or shine, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham, 5K Race information, Eric Pulsifer, 725-1243,; Event information, Rick Dedek, 725-1243,


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 to enroll your daughter.

Morning Storytelling, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or