Community Calendar: May 11-20

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Friday 5/13

Maine Boys to Men Annual Gala, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Grace Restaurant, Portland. Live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, auctions; proceeds benefit youth in Maine. Tickets $75/person, $150/couple, maineboystomen.org, 774-9994.

Saturday 5/14

Falmouth Foreside 5K Run and Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, cash prizes for top finisher, habitatportlandme.org and click on Falmouth Foreside 5K Run and Walk under the Events tab.

Maine Walks with Haiti 5K walk/run, live music, art and food, (rain or shine) Back Cove Park, Portland. Proceeds benefit Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, a Maine-based organization that helps improve health care in Portland’s Sister City. Register at mainewalks.org.

Sunday 5/15

The Southern Maine Heart Walk, benefits American Heart Association in Maine, kick-off breakfast, health screenings, speakers, children’s activities and exhibits, walk or 5K run around Back Cove. Register at SouthernMaineHeartWalk.org. To register for the Kids Heart Challenge, visit kids.heartwalk.org/southernmaine.

Thursday 5/19

“The Best of Maine’s Music and Humor,” Champions For Kids’ Salvation Army benefit, USM Abromson Center, Tim Sample, Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, singer-songwriter David Mallett. Tickets $50, includes light buffet Meet and Greet at 5:30 p.m., followed by performances, portland.salvationarmymaine.org, 774-4172.

Tuesday 5/24

Scarborough Track and Cross-Country benefit, Pat’s Pizza, Route 1, Scarborough. Portion of pre-tax proceeds 5 p.m. to close donated.

Books/Authors

Freeport Community Library Adult Summer Reading Program, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Prizes, raffle. Sign up at the library May 16- June 13.

Wednesday 5/11

MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts) May gathering to hear Geoffrey Chaucer, 7 p.m., Portland Public Library.

Thursday 5/12

“The Book of the Mandolin Player,” by Anne Britting Oleson, 6:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland.

Friday 5/13

Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist, South Freeport Congregational Church. Lunch, 11:30; $15 by reservation, 865-4012.

Bulletin Board

Spring Sale in the Greenhouse, Morrison Center,  60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., May 19, 20; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Baskets, combo pots, exotics, crafts and artwork. Greenhouse proceeds benefit program that gives adults with disabilities the opportunity to grow and sell plants, 883-6680, morrison-maine.org.

Saturday 5/14

May Faire, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., family day of festivities: Maypole dancing, games, puppet shows, food and drink. Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport.  Medieval garb encouraged, free admission, MaineCoastWaldorf.org.

Planet Dog Meet N’ Greet adoptable dogs, noon-2 p.m., 211 Marginal Way, Portland. Adopt at Animal Welfare Society, animalwelfaresociety.org, 985-3244.

Thursday 5/19

“Pooch Parade,” 2 p.m. dog competition and entertainment hosted by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Stewart Adult Day Center and Legacy Memory Care at OceanView, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

Maine Women’s Network social, 5-7 p.m., Westin Hotel, Top of the East Lounge, 157 High St., Portland. Members free, $10 nonmembers, preregistration required online. 

Saturday 5/21

Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Call for Volunteers

Kennebec Estuary, volunteers needed daily through early June to count the fish that enter Nequasset Lake to spawn. Children welcome. Sign up and learn how at http://kennebecestuary.org/2016-nequasset-fish-count.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Cumberland Area Rides and Cumberland Aging in Place needs volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting, and training required; to drive, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367 or cumberlandrides@gmail.com. Register for Friendly Visitors training May 5 at AIP@cumberlandmaine.com.May 5 829-2205, ext. 346, 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, uno@maine.rr.com.

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 cancer.org.

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

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

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

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

Dances

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 5/14

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast,  7:30-10 a.m., Stroudwater Baptist Church, 1729 Congress St., Portland.  Donations benefit Operation Christmas Child for shoe boxes of gifts for needy children worldwide.

Saturday 5/21

Baked Beans, Ham and Lasagna dinner, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., hosted by The Willing Helpers Inc. at The Islands Community Church, 2141 Harpswell Island Road, Bailey Island, $10.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, casseroles, homemade pies, $8 or $17 a family.

Health

Ongoing

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

Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

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

Spiritual Meditation, 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Tai Chi, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Just for Kids

Sunday 5/22

Scratch Day, computer coding for kindergarten through grade 12,  2-4 p.m. Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Graphical programming language developed by MIT to introduce kids to coding.

Support

Wednesday 5/11

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

Monday 5/16

Support for family and friends of those living with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness at Spring Harbor Hospital, Portland, namiportland@gmail.org.

Thursday 5/19

Peer-led recovery support group for those with mental illness, 6:30-8 p.m.,  hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness at Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, namiportland@gmail.org.

Friday 5/20

Parkinson’s workshop,focused on swallowing and speech, 10:30-11:30 a.m., YMCA of Southern Maine, Casco Bay branch, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600, ext. 203, rbosse@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org, ymcaofsouthernmaine.org.

Thursday 5/26

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 9 a.m., informational meeting, First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport. Free 12 step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia, 838-8991, foodaddicts.org.

Ongoing

Cancer Community Center, support groups, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  774-2200.

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. For adults affected by cancer, their families and friends.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Elizabeth at 799-4599.

Compassus Hospice Grief Support Group, third Wednesday, 3 p.m., Compassus, 23 Spring St., Suite C, Scarborough, 761-6967, compassushealthcare. com.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. 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. Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Maximilian Church 167 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, Kimberly C. 899-6588; Wednesday, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Roberta L., 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi D., 838-8991. Visit foodaddicts.org or call meeting contact to confirm meeting.

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

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1;  Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave. Portland, Thursdays 5:30-7:30, Contact Liz, (727) 420-2964 

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

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

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

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

Memory Café, 11 a.m., 3rd Tuesday, Louie’s Grille, 319 Main St., Cumberland Center, 489-9087; 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621; noon, every first Wednesday, Port Resources, 280 B Gannett Dr., South Portland with pizza lunch; 828-0048; 11 a.m., 4th Tuesday, Bay Square of Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 797-7891.

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

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

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

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

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m., for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.

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

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

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

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

Workshops/Walks/Talks

“Plant Tales of Tidewater Farm,” 6-7:30 p.m., the Gardens at Tidewater Farm, off Farm Gate Road, Falmouth, May 17, 24; $15 a  session, register online extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/.

Thursday 5/12

“Funding Your Business: Explore capital sources,” 2-5 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., free with online registration, scoremaine.com or 772-1147 weekday mornings.

“The Cocktail and Its Earthly Origins,”6 p.m., panel discussion, Portland Museum of Art, with focus on organic farms in Maine and samples inspired by Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association and created by local bartenders. $10 for MOFGA and PMA members, $15 all others.

Saturday 5/14

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning independent program “Democracy Now!” at Portland High School. Doors open at 1 p.m.; talk begins at 2. Advance tickets $15; $18 at the door. Students $10.

Tuesday 5/17

“Keepers of the Faith: Women in Revivalist Religion,” by historian Lucinda Hannington, 7 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St. Free for members, $5 all others, yarmouthmehistory.org, 846-6259.

Thursday 5/19

The Cumberland Historical Society, 7 p.m., visit to Ron Copp Sr.’s garage, 5 Skillins Road, Cumberland to see collection of vintage cars, 829-3757,  csmall1943@maine.rr.com.

Free job search workshop, 10 a.m.-noon,  Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Focused on those who are rejoining the workforce, between jobs, or contemplating a job change.

Friday 5/20

Freeport Woman’s Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library with Bob Rose of Yarmouth, who will share his adventure as an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker.

Sunday 5/22

Family-Focused Open House, hosted by Foreside Community Church at Falmouth Food Pantry,  11:10, 11:35 a.m. or noon, 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth.

Ongoing

Guided nature programs, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Programs 2-3 p.m. every weekend day, weather permitting. Free with park admission, parksandlands.com.

Maine Job Seekers: variety of free employment classes, services and programs, Maine Department of Labor, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland, mainecareercenter.com, 822-3300

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

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

Mid-Coast

Benefits

Saturday 5/14

Friends of Kakamega Spring Gala and Fundraiser, 6:30 p.m., Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road. Guest speaker is Quaker Pastor Nelson Ida, administrator of Kakamega Orphan Care Center Project. Raffles, food, DJ dance, $12/person, $20 for two; RSVP required, 837-4670,  pattyjcarton@gmail.co.

Books/Authors

Wednesday 5/18

Kate Egan of Brunswick, editor of award-winning authors that include the “Hunger Games” trilogy, 7 p.m., hosted by  American Association of University Women at Curtis Memorial Library.

“The Zany, Majestic Bard,” 6:30 p.m., concludes Patten Free Library’s Shakespeare series with a lively, fun and educational performance-lecture forall ages; 33 Summer St., Bath.

Thursday 5/19

An Evening with Kevin Hancock, author of “Not for Sale,” 5:30-7 p.m., The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St. Bath.

Tuesday 5/24

Mystery Readers Roundtable, Topsham Public Library, 3 p.m., Maine mystery writer Charlene D’Avanzo, who will read from her new book, “Cold Blood, Hot Sea: A Mara Tusconi Mystery,” and discuss mystery books and writing.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bulletin Board

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, Floral Street. Must be at least 16.

Brunswick Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, Brunswick Town Mall, through Nov. 22.

Grand and Glorious Yard Sale, Merrymeeting Plaza, Bath Road, Brunswick, presented as a “Suite of Boutiques,” Preview Party, May 13, 6-8:30 p.m.; yard sale May 14, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., May 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Plant & Rummage Sale for the Animals, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., May 14-15,  Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. All proceeds benefit shelter pets.

Saturday 5/14

Annual Plant Sale, 8 a.m.- noon, Bath Garden Club at City Park, Washington Street, Bath, with bake sale, hot beverages, attic treasures and raffle.

Wednesday 5/18

United Way of Mid Coast Maine annual meeting, 8-10 a.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. Register at uwmcm.org, 443-9752.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

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

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

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

Dances

Ongoing

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 5/14

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

Saturday 5/21

Pulled Pork Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave. Beans, slaw, cornbread, $8 per person, $4 under age 12.  Reservations not required, takeout available, 443-4707.

Health

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 314, Brunswick, 443-3721.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, 6:10 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Thursdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

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

Just for Kids

Tuesday 5/17

Exploring Nature Through Story: Funny Frogs & Tiny Tadpoles, 10-11 a.m., Thorne Head Preserve. Ages 6 and younger investigate the forest and amphibians through stories and outdoor exploration. Sponsored by KELT and Patten Free Library; register in the children’s room, 443-5141, ext. 17, childrens@patten.lib.me.us.

Support

Ongoing

All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays  at Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome. 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 Drive, Brunswick, Peggy Beaulieu, 373-6175.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath, 512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 721-1357.

H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) wellness support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays,  890-3673

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891; 2 p.m., third Thursday, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road, Topsham, 797-7891.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center, for caregivers of those with memory loss, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick.

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

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

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in 6-6:40 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick. Meeting follows,  729-6400.

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

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

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

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

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

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour, lantern-lit tour will explore Bath, discovering ghosts and history, spirits and mystery, 7:30 p.m. May 13, 18, 25 by reservation only. For all ages; $15 for adults, $7 children under 12, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Saturday 5/14

International Migratory Bird Day, 6:45-11 a.m., hosted by Merrymeeting Audubon and Biodiversity Research Institute at River Point in West Falmouth with guided bird and nature walks, bird banding, learning trail, activities for kids; meet at the Brunswick Hannaford at 6:45 a.m., 725-0282.

Mushroom Cultivation Demonstration and Garden Tour 1:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. Matt McInnis, owner of North Spore edible mushroom cultivation, will show how to inoculate logs for mushrooms, 725-1727,  topshamlibrary.org.

Sunday 5/15

Apple grafting workshop by Harpswell Heritage Apples, 1-3 p.m., Mitchell Field Community Garden, 833-7870 or 833-6905.

Bradley Pond Warbler Series,7:30-11 a.m., Merrymeeting Audubon, walk a conservation easement by a privately-owned working farm in Topsham. Meet at the Brunswick Hannaford at 7:30 a.m. or at Bradley Pond, at 8 a.m.;  also offered May 24, 725-0282.

Monday 5/16

Nurturing Parenting Program, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with free childcare and dinner, Families CAN! at Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath. Call 442-7963 to register.

Tuesday 5/17

“Weeds: a New Look,” by John Bunker, 6:45 p.m., FEDCO  Village Improvement Association annual meeting, 29 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Monday 5/23

“Improved Medicare for All Maine,” Maine AllCare’s monthly meeting, planning events and activities for affordable health care; 5:30-7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, corner of Pleasant and Middle streets, Brunswick; new members welcome.

“Photographing Maine’s History,” by Libby Bischof, author and associate professor of history. Hosted by Pejepscot Historical Society for National Photo Month at Curtis Memorial Library, 7 p.m., $5 at the door.

Wednesday 5/25

“Re-thinking the Historic House Museum,” noon, Pejepscot Historical Society Brown Bag Discussion by Rebekah Beaulieu of Bowdoin Art Museum and PHS trustee. PHS, 159 Park Row, by donation; optional online reading at http://pejepscothistorical.org/events.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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