Community Calendar: May 16-26

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Sunday 5/20

Southern Maine Heart Walk, 8:30 a.m., AAA of Northern New England, Portland, 1-mile or 5K walk, kids zone, speakers, demos,  SouthernMaineHeartWalk.org.

Thursday 5/24

Allagash Brewing Company Victor Ale tasting, 5-8 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., $25 includes music, beer, food. Benefits SLA and Friends of Fort Gorges.

Monday 5/28

Amvets 5K/Fun Run Monday, Durham Amvets, register on the Durham website for a free T-shirt, proceeds support Amvets Post 13, https://durham.androgov.com.

Thursday 5/31

Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness Annual Dinner & Auction, 5:30-9 p.m., Marriott Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, $75/person, 775-9955.

Books & Authors

Wednesday 5/16

Maine Politics and Poetry with Richard Blanco, 7 p.m., Higher Grounds Coffee, 45 Wharf St., Portland.

Ongoing

Literary Lunch, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, noon, last Wednesday of the month.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library, open to members 4-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 519 Congress St., Portland, fiction, nonfiction and Maine books, bestsellers, makers books and magazines.

Many Voices Teen Book Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library. Drop-in, see the selection at portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Peaks Island Book Group, 129 Island Ave., 7-8 p.m. first Tuesday, 766-5540, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Portland Public Library Book Group, 5 Monument Square, 5:30-6:30 p.m., third Tuesday,  871-1700, ext. 705, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 797-2915, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups/.

Writer’s Group, 2 p.m., first and third Saturdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Reader’s Circle, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, last Thursday; free and open to the public, registration not required.

Bulletin Board

Eureka Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19 & 20, Durham Eureka Community Center, junction routes 136 & 9. Annuals, perennials, veggies, baskets; lunch available.

Maine State Chamber, registration open for May 29 regional breakfast meeting, 7:30-9 a.m., Anthem, 2 Gannett Dr., South Portland, RSVP by emailing Kelsey Morrell at kmorrell@mainechamber.org.

Saturday 5/19

Flower Power Weekend, annual plant sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport.

Master Gardener’s Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland.

Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Scarborough Lions Club, 273 Gorham Road, club benefit, table rentals $15/$25, 749-7274.

Thursday 5/24

Blanchard Cemetery Corporation Annual Meeting, 7 p.m., 215 Winn Road, Falmouth, all lot owners urged to attend.

Saturday 5/26 

Falmouth Fest & Old Home Days, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Falmouth Community Park, 300th-anniversary festival. Music, food, living history demos, exhibits, old-fashioned games, wagon rides, tickets $5 or $20/family, vets and their families free, www.falmouthme.org/falmouth-300/events/61253.

 

Ongoing

Cribbage, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Scarborough Lions Den, 273 Gorham Road, free, all welcome, 883-9780.

Scarborough Garden Club, 12:30 p.m. third Thursday, Hillcrest Retirement Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave. New members welcome, www.scarboroughgardenclub.org.

Call for Volunteers

Red Cross Blood Drives: Friday, May 18, 1-6 p.m., Quirk Chevrolet Portland, 1000 Brighton Ave.; Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bank of America,  Millcreek Shopping Center, South Portland; Friday, May 25, noon-6 p.m., Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland Center. Drop-in or register at RedCrossBlood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS.

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.

Cumberland Area Rides and Cumberland Aging in Place need volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting and training required, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367, cumberlandrides@gmail.com.

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

HART Cat Shelter, 302 Range Road, Cumberland. Apply at hartofme.com or 829-4116.

Hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Contact Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or simmonsb@emhs.org.

Portland Wheelers: Pilots and Safeties needed to help provide adapted biking for people with disabilities in Greater Portland. Strong and experienced bikers with four hours to spare every week or two, training provided, 232-7740, info@portlandwheelers.org, www.portlandwheelers.org.

Portland Wheelers: Trike Transporters wanted for daily shifts to help people with disabilities in Greater Portland. Vehicle with a trailer hitch, flexible hours and days needed. Possible stipend/mileage reimbursement, 232-7740, info@portlandwheelers.org, www.portlandwheelers.org.

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

Road To Recovery needs drivers to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with a valid license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or cancer.org.

The Opportunity Alliance has openings for foster grandparents and senior companions in Cumberland County. Stipend, mileage reimbursement, 773-0202, fgp@opportunityalliance.org.Dances

Dining Out

Saturday 5/19

Roast Chicken Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, Freeport. Includes mashed potatoes, veggies, homemade biscuits, adults/$9, kids/$4.50.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Includes casseroles & pies.

Dinner/Auction, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church of South Portland, Meetinghouse Hill, choice of chicken or eggplant parm, silent & live auctions, adults/$8, kids/$4, benefits mission trip.

Ongoing

Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.

Health

Ongoing

Heart Meditation, hosted by United Methodist communities of HopeGateWay, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 509 Forest Ave., Portland, 899-2435, newlightportland.org. Free.

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

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

OmBody Meditation & Mindfulness for Busy People, 12:10-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays to March 27, Think Tank Co-working, 533 Congress St., Portland, ombodyhealth.com/community-events. Free.

Restorative yoga, drop-in class 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

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

Just for Kids

Ongoing

Baby Singalong, 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Infant/Toddler Story Time Tuesday 10 and 10:15 a.m. Pre-School Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 781-2351.

Fun & Games, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road: Pokemon & More, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Fridays; Magic Matches! 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays; Lego Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Signing with Babies, 10:45 a.m. Mondays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, baby signing by Maine Behavioral Healthcare, 781-2351. Free.

Baby and Me, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., social time for infants and caregivers with toys and music. Free and open to the public, 865-3307, www.freeportlibrary.com.

Crafting Stories, 10-11 a.m. third Thursday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, books share a theme, followed by an art project geared to ages 3-5.

Lego Club, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 3:30-4:30 p.m. first Wednesday through April. Open play, all Legos provided for children age 5-11, must be accompanied by an adult.

Preschool Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., Tuesday weekly, except for first Tuesday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.

Yoga for Toddlers & Preschoolers, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesday.

Family Story Play Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Homeschoolers Book Club, ages 9-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., third Thursday October-June, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Smart Girls Read, ages 9-12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. first Saturday through June, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Songs & Stories en Français, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Weekly storytime in French.

Teen After Hours, 6-8 p.m., first Friday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, video games on Wii and PlayStation 4, movies, board & card games,  pizza, music.

Baby Builders, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Duplos, free play and socializing for newborns to age 4.

Flash Story Time, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, stories and songs, South Portland Memorial Branch, 155 Westcott Road.

Letter Zoo, stories and songs for ages 3-5, Fridays at 10:30 a.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:15-11 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays; Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Tail Waggin’ Talesreading program with therapy dogs every Tuesday at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Email mbatson@yarmouthlibrary.org to sign up.

Support

Wednesday 5/30

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 7 p.m., free informational meeting, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough, 12- Step Program for food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone welcome, www.foodaddicts.org, 883-8052.

Ongoing

Aging in Place Friendly Visitor program for those 60+ in Cumberland offers weekly visits by a trained volunteer who will provide companionship based on mutual interests. To apply or refer someone: AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 245-8033.

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

Brain Aneurysm Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., last Thursday, Room 9, Dana Health Education Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St. Portland, http://kat-walk.org/support.html.

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

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

Center for Autism and Related Disorders Portland, a support group for caregivers of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, 6 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, Easter Seals Maine, 25 Presumpscot St., Portland. For more, contact Lindsay Payeur at 573-7424.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meets every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen Street, 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.

Families of people with dementia support group 4-5 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. Joseph’s Rehab and Residence, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program. Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Maximilian Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Kimberly, 899-6588; Wednesday, 7 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough, Roberta, 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi, 838-8991. Saturday, 8 a.m., Larrabee Village Admin. Bldg., 30 Liza Harmon Drive, Westbrook, Kimberly, 899-6588. Visit foodaddicts.org or call contact to confirm meeting.

Free Ride Service by Living Well in North Yarmouth Committee, call Ginny Vandyke at 829-3848.

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. Wednesdays, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1;  5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave. Portland, 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, 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.

Living with Cancer, 10-11:30 a.m., fourth Thursday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, for patients and families coping with any kind of cancer at any point in their journey.

Look Good … Feel Better with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, help with wigs, makeup, self-esteem, cancercommunitycenter.org. Free.

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

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Scarborough. Survivors available from diagnosis, during and after hospital stays; visits can be in person, by phone or email, 523-0883 or robynshaw13@icloud.com.

Mental Illness Family Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., second, third and fourth Mondays of the month, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., classroom #2, Portland. NAMI Portland. FMI call Mike, 703-966-8875.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10 a.m. third Wednesday, Handy’s, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, drop-in, zenhead@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, 7 p.m. Sundays, Brighton Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Wishcamper Center at USM, 44 Bedford St., oamaine.org.

Parkinson’s Disease weekly support group, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, for patients, family, caregivers, 865-3417.

PFLAG Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Equality Community Center, 511 Congress St., Portland, (new location), 831-3015, pflagportlandmaine.org.

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

Speaking Up for Us of Maine, Portland chapter of statewide, self-advocacy organization for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, 10:30 a.m.-noon, second & fourth Tuesday, Port Credit Union, 285 Forest Ave., Portland, sufumaine.org.

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

Tender Living Care, for families facing serious illness, every Monday at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or cgc@cgcmaine.org.

The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer support groups for children ages 3-18, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widow/widowers/partners, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216, cgc@cgcmaine.org.

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, 5:15 p.m. Thursday weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd. Open to the public, registration not required.

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.

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, connects resources such as clothing, heating assistance, food and rides to people in need, https://ycan.info/.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

“Living While Dying,” film and Q & A about one woman’s quest to face mortality, 5 p.m. May 24, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Thursday 5/17

“Destination Falmouth: From Farmland to Vacationland,” Changing Landscapes, Shifting Tides: The Story of Falmouth Event Series, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth by the Sea, 191 Foreside Road, register at www.falmouth300.org.

Sunday 5/20

“Mournful Beauty: North Yarmouth’s Bartlett Adams Gravestones,” Cemetery walking tour and demonstrations with author & historian Ron Romano, 1 p.m., Walnut Hill Cemetery, Route 115, North Yarmouth.

Monday 5/21

Maine Audubon Bird Walk, 7-9 a.m., Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, $5.

Wednesday 5/23

Ranked Choice Voting Educational Forum, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland.

“History of Crazy Quilts,” 6 p.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, by donation to benefit Cumberland Historical Society Scholarship Program, showcase of 25 antique quilts and history of quilts from 1880 to 1910.

“Native Plants,” by Tom Atwell, author of Maine Gardener column in the Maine Sunday Telegram, 7 p.m., hosted by The Foreside Garden Club at Audubon Gilsland Farm, Falmouth.

Thursday 5/24

“How Can the College Essay Help (Or Hurt) my Application?,” 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, for high school students and their parents.

“Maine Audubon Speaker Series: Celebrate Rachel Carson,” 7-8:30 p.m., Gilsland Farm, Falmouth. Dr. Sandra Steingraber will talk about Rachel Carson, “Silent Spring,” and how they each influenced her own work, members $12, nonmembers, $15.

Friday 5/25

Bat & Owl Prowl, 7:30-9 p.m., Mast Landing Sanctuary, Freeport, L.L.Bean Birding Festival event hosted by Maine Audubon.

Ongoing

Maine Genealogical Society, Greater Portland Chapter, 12:30 p.m. first Saturday, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Free, guests welcome, 409-6205.

Computer Tutoring sessions, Portland Public Library, Tuesdays and Fridays, 5 Monument Square, call 871-1700, ext. 708 to register for a half-hour session.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults, 10 a.m. Tuesdays by appointment, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland. Register with Randi Paine at 800-281-3703.

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

Scarborough Kiwanis, noon-1 p.m., every Friday, The Egg & I, 183 US Route One, Scarborough, breakfast and featured speaker, public welcome.

Artsy Afternoon, free crafting program for adults, 1-3 p.m. last Saturday, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, preregistration required.

Socrates Cafe, 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Ordinary people discuss “big questions.”

Spanish Group, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, all levels welcome.

Technology Tutoring, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, one-on-one computer help in reserved half hour sessions 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30-2 p.m. Fridays.

Mid-Coast

Books/Authors

Saturday 5/19

Self-Publishing Discussion Panel, 10:30-noon, Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative, Community Hall, 837 Cundy’s Harbor Road. Learn steps involved in self publishing.

Sunday 5/20

Author Michelle Cacho-Negrete & Poet Jenny Doughty, 1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, reading and talk, curtislibrary.com.

Ongoing

Tea With Harriet, monthly tea and conversation about author Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1-2:30 p.m., third Thursday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick.

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.

Bulletin Board

Grand and Glorious Yard Sale, May 18, 19 & 20, Merrymeeting Plaza, Brunswick, furniture, toys, linens, jewelry and housewares, benefits Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary.

Barn/Yard/Bake Sale: donations needed at Elijah Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell. FMI, call Linda at 729-8563.

Saturday 5/19

Giant Yard Sale, Plant & Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave. Furniture and household, craft supplies and material, tools, toys.

Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, proceeds support Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

Ongoing

Senior Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., age 16+.

Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick Landing, guests welcome, 241-2294, 2156.toastmastersclubs.org.
Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, trothwell62@comcast.net.
People Plus community center, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Offers fitness, classes, socials, meals, sports, travel and more, peopleplusmaine.org.

Community Spay-Neuter Clinic of Topsham, free neuter and rabies shots for feral, stray and barn cats. Free transportation and trapping available in parts of Androscoggin, Kennebec, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln & Oxford counties, 721-8395.

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

Call for Volunteers
Red Cross Blood Drives: Monday, May 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Servpro Topsham, 28 Monument Place; Tuesday, May 22, 1-6 p.m., American Legion, 200 Congress Ave., Bath. Drop-in or register at RedCrossBlood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Ongoing
 
American Cancer Society volunteer drivers wanted to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307, elisa.madore@cancer.org.

American Cancer Society, volunteers needed in the Topsham office, Road To Recovery program, Look Good Feel Better program, Relay For Life events and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, see cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html, or contact Danielle Blais at Danielle.blais@cancer.org or 373-3700, ext. 3720.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Brunswick area, training provided, 777-7740, AHCH.org.

ArtVan Program 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, 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, 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 ReStore, needed donations include appliances, complete kitchen cabinet sets, and furniture in good condition, call 504-9341, drop off at 126 Main St., Topsham, Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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

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

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Red Cross Blood Drives, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

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

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine will train 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, assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, cszalay@ccmaine.org.

Tri-County Literacy, will train tutors to work with adults, 443-6384, literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org.

Dances

Ongoing

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

Dining Out

Sunday 5/20

Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Columbian Club Hall 807 Middle St. Bath. Includes eggs to order, breakfast meats, pancakes, French toast, home fries, biscuits & gravy, by donation.

Saturday 5/26 

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4-6:30 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St. Includes hot dogs, clam casserole, mac & cheese, homemade desserts, adults/$8, kids/$4.

Ongoing

Lunch with Friends, noon, Tuesdays, Bailey Island Union Church, 2141 Harpswell Islands Road; Thursdays, Merriconeag Grange Hall, 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell; Fridays, Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island. Free.

Health

Saturday 5/19

Free Skin Cancer Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society, call 373-6585 to register.

Monday 5/21

Community Acupuncture,  3:30-6:30 p.m., HS-Accupuncture.com, 54 Cumberland St., Brunswick. Text 266-8633 for reservations, by donation.

Thursday 5/24

“Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention,” 6-7 p.m., Peace and Community Center, 44 Summer St., Bath, funded by Bath Out of the Darkness Walk.

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, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $15 a session, 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.

Merrymeeting Wheelers Bike Club, Brunswick Commons, organized rides Monday/Wednesday night & Saturday morning. Beginners welcome, for details see http://merrymeetingwheelers.org.

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Explore meditation in the Buddhist tradition, suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Suggested donation $10, but all welcome.

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.

Yoga for Cancer, 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, 729-8433.

Just for Kids

Saturday 5/19 

Brunswick Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day, 9 a.m.- noon, hosted by Brunswick Rotary at Walmart, Bath Road, Brunswick. Safety inspections, drawings, snacks, helmets, bounce house, bicycle obstacle course; rain date May 20, free.

Ongoing

Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.

Baby & Me10 a.m. Thursdays for 15-20 minutes with songs, action rhymes, and board books for birth to 23 months, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for 20-30 minutes with music, dance and action rhymes, for 2-year-olds and their grown-ups, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays for 30-45 minutes, with songs, dance, instruments, action rhymes for ages 3-5, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Third Saturday Teen Crafting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., drop in at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, ages 11-18 only.

Tween Reads, 5 p.m. first Wednesday through May, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, grades 6-8, registration required, 725,1727.

Young Critics, 5 p.m. third Thursdays, October-May, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, grades 4 & 5, register at 725-1727.

Support

Ongoing 

Adult Grief Support Groups: 6:30-8 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,
CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick; 2-3 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, The Highlands, Cadigan Lodge, 54 Governors Way, Topsham. To register, call Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357.

All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays, Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome, 400-6320.

Brunswick Area Prostate Cancer Network Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., third Tuesday,  Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room.

Dementia Caregivers Education Series, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 837-3581; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 528-5550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 121 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, second and fourth Wednesdays,  890-3673.

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.

Moving On discussion group, 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, for surviving spouses of retirement age on how to build a new life, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Multiple Sclerosis Society, coffee and conversation group, first Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-noon, Handy’s Market, 367 Main St., Yarmouth, cafandconyar@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, Tuesdays, noon, St. Mary’s Church, 144 Lincoln Street, Bath, 729 3149; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 386 1740.

Pet Loss Support Group, third Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. Open to anyone grieving the terminal illness or death of a companion animal. To register, call Andy Sokoloff at 721-1357.

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.

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, 729-6400.

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.

WIC Program, free nutritional service for income-eligible families. Provides food, formula, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to age 5. Mid-Coast residents can call Maine Community Action at 800-221-2221 and ask for WIC.

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 in a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 22, 24, 29, 31 & Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, Families CAN!, Midcoast Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath. Call Dawn at 442-7963, ext. 230 to sign up for free program, dinner, childcare.

Saturday 5/19

“History of the History Room: 40 Years of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room,” 10:30 a.m., lecture by Peter Goodwin and Robin A. S. Haynes, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Arbor Week Celebration, hosted by Brunswick Tree Committee, downtown tree walk 6 p.m. May 22; tree-planting demo, Merrymeeting Dog Park, 10 a.m. May 24, 725-6656.

Hidden History Tour, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., family-friendly self-guided tour of 12 rarely seen historic sites in Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell. Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick. Ticket info at  pejepscothistorical.org/events.

Sunday 5/20

“Rev. Adams Goes to Washington,” by Dr. William Imes, former pastor, 11:30 a.m., First Parish Church, Maine Street, Brunswick.

Monday 5/21

“Aging Well Lunch and Learn: Downsizing 101,” noon, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Bring a lunch or try Monday Munchies; drinks, chips and dessert provided. Free, open to the public, call 729-0757 to register.

Tuesday 5/22

“Introduction to College Admissions,” 6 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., free, open to the public, no pre-registration required.

“Do You Have Invasive Plants on Your Property?” 5:30-7 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road. Learn how to identify invasive plants, methods of control and native Maine substitutes. Free, register at outreach@hhltmaine.org Subject line: “HIPP 5/22 lecture.”

Wednesday 5/23

“The Significance of the Scots-Irish Migration in Maine: 1718-2018,” with Rebecca Graham, chairwoman of the Maine Ulster Scots Project, Pejepscot Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon-1 p.m., 159 Park Row, Brunswick, $5 for nonmembers. Coffee/cookies provided; bring lunch.

Thursday 5/24

“Forest Floor Safari at Lilly Pond Community Forest,” 10-11 a.m., stories and activities for kids 6 and younger, hosted by KELT and Patten Free Library, meet in the parking area for Goddard’s Pond, corner of High/Marshall streets, Bath.

Quahog Bay Conservancy Program & Tour, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 286 Bethel Point Road. Contact Cundy’s Harbor Library at 725-1461 for more information.

Saturday 5/26 

“Dispatch from Okinawa,” Veterans for Peace stands with opponents of U.S. base in Japan, 3-5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free and open to all.
“Who said there is no free lunch?,” 9 a.m.-noon, Johnson Field Preserve, Abner Point Road, Bailey Island. Learn to identify invasive plants and learn control methods. Sponsored by Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership, register at outreach@hhltmaine.org with subject line “HIPP 5/26 workday”

Ongoing

Brunswick Toastmasters Club, 6:30-8 p.m. first & third Tuesdays, 8 Venture Ave., visitors welcome, 241-2294, https://2156.toastmastersclubs.org.

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

Computer Boot Campby 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.

First Light Camera Club, meets monthly 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, fee charged, www.firstlightcc.com, info@firstlightcc.com, 729-6607.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Speaker Series, 7 p.m., 2nd Wednesday until May, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free and open to the public, www.fomb.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Tech Help, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, 725-1461.

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