Community Calendar: March 23 – April 3

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Beauty and the Books, Falmouth Memorial Library annual arts and crafts silent auction and fundraiser, auction items on view March 7-31 online at or at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Wednesday 3/23

Dine Around the World, to benefit Gary’s House, food, wine tastings from 20+ greater Portland restaurants, silent/live auctions, entertainment, 6 p.m. doors, 6-7:30 p.m. judging, $40, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets, 822-2545, or

Thursday 3/24

Yarmouth Clippers First Pitch Dinner Fundraiser, spaghetti dinner, silent auction, 5-7 p.m., $9 adult/$6 door, free Sea Dogs ticket per dinner ticket, Yarmouth High School cafeteria, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth.

Friday 3/25

Speed Dating Fundraiser, to benefit Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $15 at door, Yankee Lanes, 867 Riverside St., Portland, Diane, 776-0113,

Saturday 3/26

“Defy All Circumstances:” Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fundraiser for Aaron Martinuzzi, 9 a.m. 5K run, Back Cove, Portland, $25 a.m. registration; and 8 p.m. concert with Mallet Brothers Band, Amanda Gervasi, Dan Capaldi, Jacob Augustine, and Joshua Madore, $8, The Big Easy, Portland, hosted by UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine students, FMI, Emily Brocks, 602-2362 or

Durham PTA Auction, to benefit the Durham Community School Student Enrichment Programs, 6-11 p.m., Durham Amvet Hall, 1049 Royalsborough Road, U.S. Route 136, Durham, tickets, Nancy Decker, 751-1323 or

“A Night by the Bay,” Maine Maritime Academy fundraising event to benefit student scholarship, student services, and academic programs, with dinner, entertainment, silent/live auctions, 6 p.m., $75, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, view auction items at, tickets, Karen Cukierski, 326-2177. 

Supper/Silent Auction, St. Pius X Parish March Church Supper/Portland Nursery School Silent Auction, 5-6:30 p.m. roast pork supper, auction, $8 adult / $4 ages 12 and under, St. Pius X Parish, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Pizza Regatta,
Yarmouth Crew Team Fundraiser, pizza tasting, with silent auction, rowing demos, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $8 person, Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth,

Sunday 3/27

Sitting Pretty Charity Auction, to benefit The PORT Teen Center, live, silent auction of 45 stools, chairs, tables, family-friendly, music, appetizers, 4-6:30 p.m., $10 adult/ $25 family, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport,, Randall, 522-1383.

Wednesday 3/30

Blue Wrap Project Runway, creative fashion show using surgical blue wrap, to benefit Partners for World Health, 6 p.m. $50, Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, Portland, tickets,, 885-1011.

Thursday 3/31

Beauty and the Books, Falmouth Memorial Library annual arts and crafts silent auction and fundraiser, 5-7 p.m. final bidding and reception, auction items on view March 7-31 online at or at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Casco Bay YMCA Adaptive Services Auction, to benefit Casco Bay YMCA Adaptive Services Programs, silent and live auctions, appetizers, cash bar, 6-9 p.m., advance tickets, $35 single/ $60 couple, $40 per person at door, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, tickets,, 865-9600.

Biannual Fundraising Card Party, Falmouth Historical Society, 12-4 p.m., with prizes, light lunch, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, register by March 28, call Mary Honan, 781-2705 or Beverley Knudsen, 781-4988.

Friday 4/1

Greater Portland High School All-Stars Game, fundraiser for programs supported by Portland Firefighters IAFF Local No. 740, 6 p.m. “Heroes: Battle of the Badges” hockey game, Portland Fire Department versus Portland Police Department; 7 p.m. game with former Boston Bruins, local celebrities, 7 p.m., $10 donation, ages 12 and under free, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, Alex MacPhail, 871-7876.

Saturday 4/2

Baseball/Softball Boosters Dance and Silent Auction, 7 p.m., $15, with DJ Aaron Filieo, light food, cash bar, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough,  tickets, Debbie Allen, 650-4885. 

Blue Point Chowder Challenge, portion of proceeds benefit Project GRACE, 4:30-6 p.m., $7, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.

“Errant Parents,” comedy show with Karen Morgan and Tuck Tucker, fundraiser for Freeport High School 2011 Project Graduation, 7:30 p.m., $15, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets, Sonya Voutour 319-4690 or 

“Haiti Relief Revisited,” Benefit Concert for Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, with The Maine Squeeze, Zemya, Improvox, 7 p.m., $15 suggested donation, First Congregational Church UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, 865-6060.

Inaugural Cycle4Care, to benefit Cancer Community Center, 12 p.m. registration, 1-5 p.m. “Spin4Care,” $25 suggested donation, Lifestyle Fitness Center, 29 Pleasant Hill Road, Scarborough, register at, 774-2200.

Sunday 4/3

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, 25th annual, to benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, 1-4 p.m., $20 advance/ $25 door/ $50 VIP tickets/  $10 for ages under 10, Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets, or SARSSM, 828-1035.

Bulletin Board 

Wednesday 3/23

Birthday Bash for James Phinney Baxter, 5-7 p.m. reception, talk, open to public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, co-hosted by Friends of Eastern Promenade.

Bug Zoo, with Tony Sohns, “Maine’s Bug Man,” 6:30 p.m., open to public, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport.

Speed Networking Event, hosted by Women Out Working, 5-7 p.m., give 30-second pitch on your business, cash bar, Bernies Place, West Falmouth Crossing, 65 Gray Road, Falmouth, Caryn Treister, 712-2234.

Thursday 3/24

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, keynote by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, 6-7:30 p.m., free and open to the public, DiMillo’s Restaurant, 25 Long Wharf, Portland, register,

Saturday 3/26

Public Library Budget Forum, 11 a.m., free, open to public, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, presented by Friends of Portland Public Library,

Tuesday 3/29

DownEast Pride Alliance “Business After Hours” Networking Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., open to public, Havana South, 44 Wharf S., Portland,

Thursday 3/31

“Honoring Cesar Chavez,” presented by The Maine League of United Latin American Citizens, 9 a.m. free, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, Dr. Ralph Carmona,

“I Shall Not Hate,” 7 p.m. public lecture by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, 6 p.m. reception, with Middle Eastern food, music, book-signing, art exhibit, Hannaford Hall Abromson Center, USM Portland, sponsored by  Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Bob Schaible, 239-8060.

SMCC Women’s History Project Launch, “Claudia Story and the Great Library Campaign of 1964,” 12:30 p.m. discussion, reception, SMCC Campus Center 2 Fort Road, South Portland, 741-5865,

Friday 4/1

Maine Summit on Citizen Diplomacy, with keynote by Mary Jean Eisenhower, “Mainers Engaged in Health Care Development Abroad,” Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, open to the public, pre-registration required by Monday, March 28, at or Amy Holland, 221-4386, sponsored by World Affairs Council of Maine.

Saturday 4/2

Maine Genealogical Society Meeting, Greater Portland Chapter, 12:30 p.m. social, 1 p.m. program, talk by Sophia Mendoza of the General Henry Knox Museum, free, open to public, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth,


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,

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

Thursday 3/31

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Falmouth High School, 57 Woodville Road, Falmouth, Portland, Carol Dembeck, 802-658-6400, ext. 3228.

Sunday 4/3

International Orphan Hosting Program Open House, Open Hearts and Homes for Children is seeking host families in New England for 3-4 weeks for orphans, ages 7-12, from Russia, Ukraine or Latvia, 14 Windsor Lane, Cumberland, please register, Kim Palli, 829-9114.

Ongoing 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

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.

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

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,, 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

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,

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers, contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or

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

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,

Dining Out

Saturday 3/26

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

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

Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult/ $6 students/ $4 ages under 12, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

Saturday 4/2

Roast Beef Supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. seatings, $8 adults/$4 ages 12 and under, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1179.


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,

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

Gardens & Outdoors

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Saturday 3/26

Race2thePoint, 10:30 a.m. 5k and Kids Fun Run/Walk, Blue Point Elementary School, 174 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, register,

“Vegetable Gardening,” 9 a.m., free, Cumberland Skillins Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619.

Sunday 3/27

Maine Maple Sunday, maple syrup tastings, demonstrations, complete listing of participating sugarhouses at


Cumberland Farmers Markets: W. Cumberland 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Saturdays, Skillins Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road; Falmouth 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Allen, Sterling and Lothrop, 191 U.S. Rte. 1.

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 3/23

Family Finances Seminar, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50 per adult/$75 couple, The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, call 221-3601.

“Yes, You CAN Make a Living in the Arts!” talk by Judith Barker, metalsmith and jewelry artist, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts, Anne Tarbox 829-5567.

Thursday 3/24

“Pirates in Popular Culture,” talk by Tom “Captain Crudbeard” Tomlinson, 7 p.m., free/ $5 suggested donation, Freeport Library, Library Dr., Freeport,, 865-2220, hosted by Freeport Players and Freeport Historical Society.

Friday 3/25

Maine Public Relations Council Professional Development Seminar, Portland Press Herald Columnist Bill Nemitz featured speaker, 8:30-10 a.m., $20 MPRC members / $35 non-members, Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland, register,, 761-4477.

Sunday 3/27

Connections: the Palestinian Question, Arab Popular Resistance, and the U.S.,  lecture by Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, author of “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment,” 7 p.m., free and open to public, Wishcamper Room 102, Abromson Center, USM Portland, Bedford St., Portland, 773-6562.

Monday 3/28

“Desperate for Some Kindness:” A History of Asking for Help in Hard Times, presentation by Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, 6 p.m. lecture, WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE Portland Campus, Stevens Ave., 7 p.m. reception, UNE Art Gallery, both events free, open to public, hosted by UNE’s Center for Global Humanities,

“Egypt in Transition:” What does it mean for the Arab World and for US Policy? panel discussion, 5:15–6:45 p.m., by donation, Moot Court Room, U-Maine School of Law, 246 Deering St., Portland, sponsored by World Affairs Council of Maine, 221-4386,

Wednesday 3/30

“The Antikythera Mechanism:” The 2,000-Year-Old Greek Computer, talk by Gerry LaSala, 7 p.m. free, open to public, Southworth Planetarium, Science Building, USM Portland campus, hosted by Hellenic Society of Maine, Irwin Novak, 892-9831.

Thursday 3/31

Architalx Lecture Series, Alan Organschi architect and principal, Gray Organschi Architecture, 6 p.m. lecture, $8 advance/ $10 door, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, tickets at, Lynn Shaffer, 899-0588.

Business Start Up Basics, 2-5 p.m., $35 online registration/ $50 door, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

Saturday 4/2

“Mystery of Matzah,” Jewish teachings on farming, food and community, with Elisheva Rogosa, Saturday, 11:45 a.m. lunch, followed by study circles; Sunday 12:30 p.m. lunch, followed by study circle, matzah making, $5 for matzah supplies, open to public, hosted by Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, pre-register, 879-0028 or, FMI,

Sunday 4/3

“Mystery of Matzah,” Jewish teachings on farming, food and community, with Elisheva Rogosa, 12:30 p.m. lunch, followed by study circle, matzah making, $5 for matzah supplies, open to public, hosted by Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, pre-register, 879-0028 or, FMI,


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

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

Wednesday 3/23

Alzheimer’s Workshops, for family members of individuals living with memory loss or dementia, six Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 23-April 27, Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, space limited, must pre-register, 772-0115,

Saturday 3/26

“Creating the Life You Love,” workshop with Life Coach Deb Bergeron and Interior Designer Lisa Clement, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $99, True North Health Center, Suite 200, Falmouth, register, or call Deb 797-9007.   

Energy of Life Symposium: A How-To Event for Healthy Lifestyles! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. interactive workshops, includes lunch, $45, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, presented by Sanctuary Holistic Health Center, pre-registration required, 846-1162, ext. 3, or

Sunday 3/27

Maine Essential Tremor Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., MMC Scarborough Learning Resource Center meeting room, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough, Ted, 510-1402.

Natural Empathy: Buddhist Practices to Open the Heart, workshop with Lama Willa Miller, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $75, Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland, register, Jane, 773-6809,

Monday 3/28

Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, with guest speaker, Patricia Nelson-Reade, elder lawyer, 7-9 p.m., free, open to public, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Darlene Field, 632-2605 or Lois Knight, 829-6164.


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,, 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 Ave., 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,

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, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465.

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.

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.,

Yoga for Parkinson’s, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, RSVP, 653-3319.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.

Just for Seniors


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

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

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

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,

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

Saturday 3/26

Puppet show, by the Children’s Puppet Workshop, 11 a.m., $3 kids, $5 adults, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Tuesday 3/29

KinderKonzert, Portland Symphony Orchestra, “The Letter B: Brass,” 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., East End Community School, Portland; and 1 p.m. Reiche School, Portland, $4 per person, tickets, 773-6128. 

Saturday 4/2

“Career It!” parent-child workshop with Alisa T. Weinstein, author of “Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work, and Time Well Spent,” 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. workshop; 3-4 p.m. discussion with parents and book signing, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, pre-registration required for workshop at or 799-1720.



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

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,, 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,,

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,

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


Friday 3/25

Lenten Haddock Supper, to benefit Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult, $4 youth, $2 under 5 years, pizza available, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.

Empty Bowl Supper to benefit The Gathering Place, Brunswick’s new day shelter, and the Women’s Alliance; buy a locally-handcrafted bowl and fill it with soup or chili, 5-7 p.m., $15/bowl, sponsored by the UUCB Women’s Alliance, side door of Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Saturday 3/26

Theater Project Benefit Auction, cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, exciting items to bid on, 6 p.m., tickets $10, hosted by The Brunswick Inn, 65 Park Ave., Brunswick, 729-8584,

Sunday 3/27

Colon Cancer Walk, Brunswick Bike Path, Water St., to participate, contact Theresa Barry,, FMI, American Cancer Society,, 373-3710.

Friday 4/1

Lenten Haddock Supper, to benefit Habitat for Humanity/Seven Rivers Maine, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult, $4 youth, $2 under 5 years, pizza available, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.


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,

Bulletin Board

AARP Tax-Aide, free tax return preparation for low to middle-income, Feb. 1 – April 18; Bath, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., 443-5141; Mondays/Saturdays 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., 443-4937; Brunswick, Wednesdays 3:30-7 p.m., and Fridays 12:30-4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library; Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30-4 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., 729-0757; bring photo ID, last year’s return, supporting documents, FMI, Mary Louise Blanchard, 386-1048.

Free Tax Prep by Midcoast CA$H Coalition, IRS-certified volunteers, for anyone earning under $50K combined; Bath: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through April 11, Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway; Brunswick: Tuesdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. through April 12, Bowdoin College, McClellan Building; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through March 26, Perryman Village Community Center, 51 Perryman Village Drive; Topsham: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. through March 9, Volunteers of America, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road; call 319-1390 for appointment.

Saturday 4/2

50/50 Bingo, 1-3 p.m., doors open noon, must be 16 or older to play, Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.


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,; FMI on Seasoned Worker Forums, visit

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,

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.

Call for Donations

Teddy Bear Collection for month of March for children and elderly undergoing medical treatment, bears/stuffed animals must be new with tags attached, smaller size (12″) preferred, drop off at Downeast Energy’s Brunswick, Bath and Lisbon Falls offices, Angie Helton, 653-0365,

Used Books needed for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary book sale, drop off 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., March 26 and April 2, back door of the former Bookland, Cook’s Corner Mall, Brunswick; 6-8 p.m., April 4 and 5, inside main entrance of Mid Coast Hospital, proceeds will benefit health career scholarships, Millie Stewart, 373-6015; we are not accepting Reader’s Digest, textbooks, encyclopedias.

Call for Volunteers

“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,, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

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

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

Monday 3/28

Hospice Training Class, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for volunteers in Brunswick, 9-session class, Mondays and Wednesdays 1-4 p.m., free, Parkview Hospital, 329 Maine St., Brunswick, FMI, 777-7740,


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

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

CA$H Coalition, Midcoast Maine, seeks volunteers to help Maine families access federal tax credits; free training includes IRS certification, training is held in November/early January, information, Sharon Ross, 373-1140,

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

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, 373-369

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 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.

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

Wednesday 3/23

Lenten Soup Supper, Wednesdays through April 13, 5:30-7 p.m., supper followed by program, fellowship, discussion, open to the public, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

Friday 3/25

Lenten Haddock Supper, to benefit Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult, $4 youth, $2 under 5 years, pizza available, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.

Saturday 3/26

Baked Bean & Casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7/adult, $3.50/child, The Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Wednesday 3/30

Lenten Soup Supper, Wednesdays through April 13, 5:30-7 p.m., supper followed by program, fellowship, discussion, open to the public, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

Gardens and Outdoors


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,, click on “Programs,” 798-1913 or e-mail

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; (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Getting Smarter

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,

Thursday 3/24

“Power Hour,” Cumberland County Energy Symposium, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 725-1461.

Friday 3/25

“Financing Your Future,” workshop sponsored by Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community, Fridays, March 25-April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., free, University College, Bath, pre-register, Shelley Taylor, 386-1664,

Mid Coast Women’s Business Networking Forum, “Leadership and the Importance of Being Mentors,” by Jeanne Hulit of New England Small Business Administration, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., $8 SMMC member, $16 non-member, reservations required, 725-8797 ext. 2, or, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.

Sunday 3/27

Maine Community Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics, hosted by Beth Israel Congregation and Cantor Daniel Leeman, 10-11:45 a.m., free, open to the public, Minnie Brown Educational Center, 906 Washington St., Bath.

Tuesday 3/29

“That Obnoxious Order:” Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews, by Jonathan D. Sarna, professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University, and chief historian of the New National Museum of American Jewish History, 7:30 p.m., free, Bowdoin College, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, 725-3291.


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

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,

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,, 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

Grieving Children and their families, 6-week peer support program, Mondays, April 25-May 30, 6-7:15 p.m., United Methodist Church, 230 Church St., Brunswick, FMI and to schedule initial family meeting, call Kathe Pilibosian, Bereavement and Grief Support, 729-6782 ext. 1357,

“Spring into Healing,” Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine,  support group for women who have experienced sexual abuse, begins mid-April, to schedule pre-group appointment, and for location, call 725-2181, email

Friday 3/25

Free Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care, 9:30-11 a.m., Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick, free transportation available to people living in Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell, call 729-0757.

Friday 4/1

Art, Mind & Soul Studio Open House, learn about our workshops, refreshments served, 5:30-8 p.m., Fort Andross, Mill One, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 319-6325,


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,

12 Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers,, 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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,, 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


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 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

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


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.

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

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

Mammals of Maine