Community Calendar: March 23-April 8

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Beauty and the Books, to March 31, silent auction of art and crafts to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 781-2351,

Peanut butter and jelly drive, through March at all Bangor Savings Bank branches to benefit local food pantries and other programs statewide.

Friday 3/25

Good Friday Walk for Habitat for Humanity, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland UCC, 282 Main St., Cumberland or First Universalist UU, 97 Main St., Yarmouth. Register at

Friday 4/1

Hand to Hand Food Drive, 9:45 a.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Collecting nonperishable food, personal care items, cleaning supplies for Freeport Community Center Food Pantry, or drop off at Morse Street School. Storm date April 8, 865-2814,

Comedian/performer Randy Judkins, 7 p.m., Scarborough First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road. General admission at the door by donation; benefits Men’s Fellowship.

Saturday 4/2

Bow Street Market Tortoise and Hare 5K, same-day registration $20 at 8 a.m. near Bow Street Market; online for $15 at, or at the Freeport High School main office. Proceeds support Freeport High School Track Team, 829-3419 or 829-3793.

Sunday 4/3

HeartStrong 10K, $35 entry fee benefits American Heart Association. Same-day registration and bib pick up, 7:30 a.m., Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Maine State Pier, Portland. Cash prizes, gift cards; preregister at 

Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, 1-4 p.m. South Portland Marriott, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. Chocolate confections made in Southern Maine, judging, silent auction. All proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. Tickets are $50 at


Adult coloring,10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, for age 18 and older. Materials provided. 

“Thursdays with the Bard,” 6-7 p.m. read aloud and discuss Shakespeare every Thursday in March, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. March 24: “Twelfth Night”; March 31: “King Lear.” 871-1700.

Friday 3/25

Writer, poet, playwright, teacher and literary translator Liama Vince, book signing and catered lunch, 11:30 a.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Tickets $15, must reserve by calling 865-4012,

Saturday 3/26

“The Rebel’s Wrath,” book signing by Christopher Morin, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Letterpress Bookstore, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland.

Wednesday 4/6

“The One-In-A-Million Boy,” book signing and talk by Monica Wood, 7-8 p.m., Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek, South Portland.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 3/30

Yarmouth kindergarten information meeting, 7-8 p.m., WH Rowe School, 52 School St., 846-3771.

Saturday 4/2

Portland High School 50th Class Reunion, planning session for July 23 event, 1 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland,

Psychic and Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Leapin’ Lizards, 449 Forest Ave., Portland. Mediums, psychics, aura scans, jewelry, giveaways, 221-2363,

Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited 37th annual Conservation Event, 4 p.m., Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Local fly fishing legend Macauley Lord, trout fishing-related activities, BBQ, auction. Tickets at


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

Call for Volunteers

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

Volunteer artists to teach interactive art demos, (papermaking, printmaking, fiber arts, etc.) for the “Longfellow Park Clean Up” April 22 and “Longfellow Park Neighborhood Block Party” April 23, 10 Longfellow St., Portland. All ideas welcome,

Volunteer 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


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,

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

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Jennie at 878-3285.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S., 881-8550.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments. 373-3700, option 3.



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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 3/26

Baked Bean & Mac ‘n Cheese Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church UCC, 116 Main St., Yarmouth. Franks and three kinds of beans, homemade pies and biscuits. Adults, $8, children, $4.

Saturday 4/2

Monthly Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road. Casseroles, beans, salads, breads, pie. Adults/$8, children/$5, families/$20. Take out available.


Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, $6-$13. Take out available.



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

Cultivating Mindfulness Class, 6-7:30 p.m., Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness, 100 Waterman Dr., Suite 201, South Portland, donation-based; all proceeds benefit nonprofit Cultivating Balance, 799-1331, ext. 104;

Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 pm, 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.

Yoga for Bigger Bodies, 3-4 p.m., Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness, 100 Waterman Drive, Suite 201, South Portland. Safe, fun, body-positive yoga experience for all. Donation-based; all proceeds benefit nonprofit Cultivating Balance,

Just for Kids

Wednesday 3/23

Hip Hop Dance Class for Teens, 3-4 p.m., Portland Public Library Teen Library, 5 Monument Square.

Saturday 3/26

Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road. Music, cake walk, food, face painting, bunnies, games and prizes for up to age 12. Bring a basket; rain or shine.

Saturday 4/2

Miss Lisa’s Songs & Stories, 10:30-11 a.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.


Peer support group for adults 19 and older who have had a friend or loved one die from an overdose, March 24-May 12. Free and facilitated by trained volunteers at the Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or


Cancer Community Center, support groups, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutrition instruction for adults affected by cancer. Visit or call 774-2200 to learn more.

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. This group is 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. 24-hour hotline 1-800-537-6066. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program for anyone suffering from food addiction and body image issues. For more info and local meeting locations, see or call 775-2132.

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

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Portland Recovery Community Center. Contact Liz at 727-420-2964.

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

LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Leukemia Society Family Support group, third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

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

Memory Café, 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,,

Mornings with Friends, for senior socialization and entertainment, 10-11:30 a.m., third Wednesday. Location alternates between Congregational Church of Cumberland at 282 Main St. and the United Methodist Church at 52 Tuttle Road, 829-3318 or

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

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sunday, 7 p.m., Brighton Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday and Friday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

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

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

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

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


Designer Fruit Tree Series: Grafting, Budding, Planting & Pruning, April 21, May 21, July 19, UMaine Regional Learning Center and Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Register for each session online at

April Awareness Week, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. April 5: “Empowerment Self Defense,” 5-7 p.m., for women 16 and older, preregistration required; April 6: “Community Voices Matter,” 3:30-4:30 p.m., recognizing dating violence for ages 12-19; April 6: “Speak About It: A performance about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships,” 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Techspresso, 2-3:30 p.m., each Tuesday through March at Merrill Memorial Library tech librarians offer free drop-in help with electronic devices, along with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee at 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Thursday 3/24

“Get the most from your traffic sources,” Lunch Bytes workshop on Google Analytics, noon-1 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Saturday 3/26

“Here Lyes the Body: Burial and Customs of the Pilgrims,”1:30 p.m., by Stephen C. O’Neill of Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Wishcamper Center, room 102, USM Campus, Portland.

Monday 3/28

“Tantalizing Turkey,” Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 3/30

First time home buyers class, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library. Free, but limited space. Register at

Portland Trails’ 15×15 & Annual Meeting, 5:30-8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, Portland, 15-minute meeting, followed by two-hour TED-style forum of ideas and presentations.

Friday 4/1

Inaugural New England Brew Summit, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., USM Abromson Center, Portland. Space is limited; registration required at


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

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



Bowl For Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick needs teams to raise pledges and bowl 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 1 at The Bowling Bowl, Brunswick, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Yankee Lanes, Brunswick. Two strings of bowling, DJ music, special guests, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.


Thursday 3/31

“Heaven is Beautiful: How Dying Taught me that Death is Just the Beginning,” by Peter Panagore, 5:30-7 p.m., Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.

“That Old Ace In the Hole,” by Annie Proulx, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library Reader’s Circle, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Saturday 4/2

“Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War,” by Matthew Cost, 1-3 p.m., Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Bulletin Board

Donations for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary annual book sale April 8-9 accepted 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26, April 2, at Merrymeeting Plaza, 147 Bath Road, Brunswick. Please no encyclopedias, textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines or damaged books. 


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

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

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

Bulletin Board

Saturday 4/2

50-50 Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Bath Area Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St. Doors open at noon. Refreshments; must be 16 or older.

Sunday 4/3

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, organizational meeting, 1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Open to anyone interested, with  guest speaker Tom Franklin, president of the Maine Gun Safety Coalition.

Call for Volunteers


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, ask for Joe or Frank at 729-0757.

Red Cross Blood Drives,, 1-800-RED CROSS.

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,

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

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

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



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,

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

Dining Out

Saturday 3/26

Bean Supper, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St. Franks and three kinds of beans, clam casserole, mac & cheese. Adults, $8, children, $4. Always the fourth Saturday February-October.

Saturday 4/9

Good Food and Good Friends, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of 320 Church and Raymond roads. Two seatings at 5 and 6 p.m. for beans, salads, casseroles, homemade pies. Reservations accepted at 725-2185 but not required, adults $8, children, $4,


NAMI Bath-Brunswick Family-to-Family Education course, 12-week series 6:30-9 p.m. beginning April 5 for families of people diagnosed with mental illness. Preregistration required, 729-8055,

Friday 3/25

Walk the labyrinth, noon-7 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Allows the mind to relax while breath and body settle into a comfortable pace,, 729-7331, or


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

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

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

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

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

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages and skill levels welcome, $10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Third Floor, Bath, 808-281-6451,

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

Friday 3/25

Professional henna artist demo and individual hand adornments for teens in seventh grade and older, 3:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, Summer Street, Bath. Free; pre-registration required, 443-5141, ext. 12.

Saturday 3/26

Kids’ Drop-in Activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., may include art projects, sensory activities, experiments, building activities, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Library Legos, 1-3 p.m., both regular Legos and large Duplo blocks, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,



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. FMI, call 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 Dr., 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 Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357.

H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) wellness support group, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m., call 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 Dr., 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.

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. FMI 729-6400.

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

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

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

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

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


Home Buyer Education Workshop, CEI, 30 Federal St., Brunswick, register by March 25 for classes on April 4, 6, 11, 13. Non-refundable cost is $30/person, $50/couple,

Tuesday 3/29

Our Health: Film and Discussion Series, 7 p.m., Frontier Cinema and Café,  Brunswick, by Mid Coast Hospital and Access Health. “The Opiate Effect,”  followed by a discussion about prevention and treatment to reduce opiate addiction in the Midcoast region.

“Local Research on the Impact of a Changing Climate,” 6:30 p.m., part 2 of a series hosted by CREA at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Thursday 3/31

“Utah – A Magical Landscape,” hosted by The Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Chapter at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Optional potluck dinner, 6 p.m., slide show and talk, 7 p.m.

Pejepscot Historical Society Annual Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., reception and program, with speaker Brook Minner, director of Northeast Historic Film, Theater at Frontier Café, Fort Andross, Brunswick. Advance tickets required,

Wednesday 4/6

“Oxford University’s Bodleian Library,” by Susan Beegel, editor in chief of The Hemingway Review, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, Summer Street, Bath. 

Sunday 4/10

“My Experiences with Self-Publishing for Genealogy,” by family historian Gene Vogt, 2 p.m., hosted by Pejepscot Genealogical Society at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 

Thursday 4/14

“Lee’s Forgotten General: AP Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free, but donations appreciated.


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

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

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

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

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

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