Community Calendar: May 8

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Greater Portland


Saturday 5/10

Spring Bash to benefit the Hunger Initiative, 6:30 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, 956-8943.

Empty Bowls Supper, 5:30 p.m., $15, proceeds benefit Gathering Place drop-in shelter and Meals on Wheels, West Bath Fire Station, 192 State Road, West Bath, 443-4571.

Plant and bake sale, 9 a.m., Key Bank Lawn, 135 Main St., Freeport, 712-0035, proceeds benefit a scholarship for a Freeport High School senior.

Wednesday 5/15

Veterans Affairs “VA2K” Walk, 11 a.m., 144 Fore St., Portland, 771-3520.

Saturday 5/18

Plant and book sale to benefit Riverton PTO, 12 p.m., Riverton Elementary School, 1600 Riverton Ave., Portland, 874-8210.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 5/8

Eggs and Issues with Gov. Paul LePage, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, visit to register, $17 for members of the Portland Veterans Network, $27 for non-members.

Bikeshare Public Forum, 5:30 p.m., Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland, 756-8173.

MOOSE Storytelling: Grandmother Tales, 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 892-9346, $5 donations accepted.

The Sports Club, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Road, Freeport, 865-4611.

Saturday 5/11

Electronics recycling, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Falmouth Shopping Center, Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2501.

Electronics and hazardous waste recyling, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Public Works, Cooper Drive. Dropff limited to town residents.

Books and Blooms, 10 a.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., 799-6625.

May Celebration and Medieval Faire, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900, free admission.

Call for Volunteers

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will assist new Mainers in their search for employment, FMI, Paul Mullaney,

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

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

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 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.

The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.

Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or

Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or

Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one to two hours a day, FMI 800-400-6325.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16-plus, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720,

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

Freeport Historical Society needs ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or

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

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

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in the Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks-16 months, free training, support. FMI, Kathleen Hayward,,

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

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

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

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

ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers, help seniors and visually impaired adults enjoy independence and quality of life, commit to one or more hours per month, 854-0505.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for non-literate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.

Meals on Wheels, Portland/Westbrook, 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, call Alice or Laurie at 878-3285.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 866-949-3668,

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

Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, free, all welcome, Diane, 892-9529.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee;, 780-4205 or 800-287-1471 to request information packet.

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award; apply online; Meredith Eaton 941-2800, ext. 207,

Dining Out

Saturday 5/18

Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, $8 each or $17 for families.

Hunger Talk and Potluck, 6:30 p.m., St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland, 774-8740.

Gardens & Outdoors

Saturday 5/11

Foreside Garden Club plant sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Falmouth Public Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 878-9087.

Perennial swap: Bring a plant, take a plant, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Monday 5/13

Mushroom identification, 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 358-9312.

Friday 5/17

Freeport Woman’s Club plant auction, 12 p.m., the barn of Helen Rotundo, 3 Old Flying Point Road, Freeport.

Saturday 5/18

Skyline Farm’s fifth annual Plow Day, 9:30 a.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.

Getting Smarter 

Wednesday 5/8

Spark and Art writer’s workshop, 2 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Being a Professional: Responsibilities and Expectations, 6-9 p.m., Osher Hall, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland,, free for MECA students, alumni and staff, $10 for the public.

Climate Change impact on Maine’s inland and marine wildlife, 7 p.m., Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330 ext. 209.

Thursday 5/9

Managing by the Numbers: How to use them profitably, 2 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, call 772-1147 to register, $35.

Monday 5/13

From Inspiration to Ink: Four Prominent Maine Authors Talk about Their Writing Process, 6:30 p.m., Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St., Portland, free, call 874-8155 to reserve a spot.

Tuesday 5/14

Marketing For Your Business, 2 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147 to register, $35.

Trekking in Patagonia with Sam Jamke, 7 p.m., Freeport Public Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 361-1210, free.

Wednesday 5/15

Email Marketing: How to Use it Efficiently, 1-3 p.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147 to register, free.

Expert Agricultural Panel and Discussion, 5:45 p.m., One City Center, Lower Level, 1 Free St., Portland, free.

Health and Support

Saturday 5/11

Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Prevention: Just the Facts, 9 a.m., Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, 50 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, 771-2473.

Tuesday 5/14

Living Well for Better Health, 1 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, registration required, 396-6583, free.


All-Recovery support meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

Bereavement Support Group, Meets every Thursday through June 20, 6-7:30 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200, group closes to new members after May 16.

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

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

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

Chronic Pain Workshop, 9 a.m. every Friday, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth, 396-6583, registration required.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Brighton Medical Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, see receptionist for room location, Diana at 749-7443 or Pauline 926-5718.

Drop-in bereavement support group, facilitated by Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30-7 p.m., free, first Wednesday of the month, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, or

Divorce Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia,, 775-2132.

Free diabetes support group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.

Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Avenue, Portland,

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

HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave, Liz, 899-2733,

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, FMI 508-810-1329.

Living with Loss, First and third Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., Portland, free, with on-site childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

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

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness, support group meetings for people coping with a loved one’s mental illness; meetings are second, fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland; and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465 or 838-5733,

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.,

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

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

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

Support group for parents of dyslexics, third Friday of every month, 12 p.m., International Dyslexia Association, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.

Survivors of Suicide Loss support group, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Classroom 1, Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland, facilitated by Sandra Horne, LCSW, 662-7323, and Robert Myers, LCPC, 409-6226.

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

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

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

Yoga Multiple Sclerosis, 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Fodden Road, South Portland, 347-3030.

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

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

Kids & Family

Friday 5/10

Wind over Wings, 1 p.m., Jeff P. Nelson Development Center, 225 Douglass St., Portland, 774-5961 ext. 3324.

Monday 5/13

Family storytime, 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723 ext. 3.

Saturday 5/18

Bug Light Park Kite Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bug Light Park, South Portland.


FAFSA assistance available through May at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, one week’s notice and appointment required, 871-1700 ext. 772. 

Resume building assistance available through May at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, one week’s notice and appointment required, 871-1700 ext. 772.

Tuesday Mother Goose story time, 9:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723.


Wednesday 5/8

National Senior Health and Fitness Day, 9 a.m., OceanView at Falmouth, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, 781-4460, free.

Mid Coast


Friday 5/10

Talent Show benefit for the Bath Area Soup Kitchen, 7 p.m., Bath Holiday Inn, 139 Richardson St., Bath, 522-6797, $5.

Theater Project Benefit Auction, 6 p.m., auction begins 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, $10.

Supper to support teen mission trip, 5-7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 725-2624, $8 for adults, $4 for children.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 5/8

Middle school mothers and daughters book group, 4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 442-8400.

Mid Coast Retired Educators Association, 10:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 139 Richardson St., Bath, 666-3922.

Defending Water for Life in Maine, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 666-3372.

Friday 5/10

“Efforts for Peace: A Palestinian Perspective,” 2:30 p.m., Beam Classroom, Bowdoin College, 5000 South St., Brunswick, 725-3375.

Fourth Annual All Species Parade, 4 p.m., Brunswick Green, Brunswick, 725-8820.

Heads or Tails, 5-8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3375, free.

Saturday 5/11

National Train Day, 11 a.m., Brunswick Amtrak Station, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, 945-6878.

Saturday 5/18

Yard sale and car show, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Region Ten Technical High School, 68 Church Road, Brunswick, 729-6622

Focus on Maine Street walking tour, 10 a.m., Pejebscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-7714.


Merriconeag Grange meetings every first and third Thursday, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Grange, 529 Harpswell Road, Harpswell, FMI,

Call for Volunteers

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will assist New Mainers in their search for employment, FMI, Paul Mullaney,


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

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

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, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

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

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

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894,

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

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

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646.

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

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

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

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

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715,, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 5/11

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 725-2185, $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, free for children under 5.

Gardening & Outdoors

Saturday 5/11

Bath Garden Club Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Library Park, Washington St., Bath.

Harpswell Family Outing Club trip to Two Coves Farm, 9:30 a.m., Two Coves Farm, 90 Neils Point Road, Harpswell, 837-9613, free.

Tuesday 5/21

Forestry Workshop: Managing the Mud, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath City Hall, 55 Front St., Bath, call 753-9400 ext 400. to register, free.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 5/8

Resources for the College Search, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

Health & Support

Monday 5/13

Blood pressure clinic, 11-11:30 a.m., free, Westrum House, 22 Union St., Topsham, 729-6782.

Tuesday 5/14

Blood pressure clinic, 2-3 p.m., free, Dike’s Landing, Bath Housing Authority, 20 Dike’s Landing Road, Bath, 729-6782.

Blood pressure clinic, 5-6 p.m., free, Neighborhood Café, United Church of Christ, 15 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-6782.


Free blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., walk-in, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney RN, 373-6592,

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

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

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

Caregiver support sroup, third Thursday of each month. 4:30 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, (207)373-4656.

Celebrate Recovery Bath, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. group meeting, 6 p.m. free refreshments, 12-step Christ-centered program to help deal with hurts, habits and hang ups, FMI call Jeff or Darlene, 442-9966,

Communicate after stroke support group, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, for information or sign up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

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

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

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

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

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages welcome, all hula-hooping levels, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10/person, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; information, Helen, 808-281-6451 or

Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick locations: Monday 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Main St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, contact Monica, 729-3149; Bath location: Tuesday 12 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids & Family

Wednesday 5/8

Buzzin’ Bug ID, 4 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 442-8400.


Thursday 5/16

AARP safe driving class, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, must call 751-9354 to register in advance, $12 for AARP members, $14 for the public.

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