Community Calendar: Nov. 4-18

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Greater Portland


Clothing, Linens and Jewelry Sale, benefit South Freeport Congregational Church and area ministries, sales of soup and bread benefit Preble Street and Grace Street Ministries in Portland, 4-6 p.m., Fri., Nov. 6; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Community Hall, 98 South St., 865-4012.

Friday 11/13

10th Annual Litterbox Auction, 6-9 p.m., benefits The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, a no-kill, all-volunteer adoption center, Ocean Gateway in Portland, tickets at


Saturday 11/7

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

Wednesday 11/4

Maine author Paul Doiron, lecture and signing, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr.,

Bulletin Board

Saturday 11/7

Fall Fair & Open House, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport,, 865-3900.

Veterans Day Skate and Fun Day, Family Ice Center of Falmouth, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. includes complementary lunch, registration required at

Thursday 11/12

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine, quarterly meeting, 5:45 p.m., Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland.
Friday 11/13

Fall into Winter Fashion Show, 1 p.m., casual and elegant fashions for mature women, OceanView, 3 Marion Way, Falmouth, RSVP, 781-4460,

Thursday 11/19

Girl Scouts of Maine Parent Information and Registration, 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 1-888-922-4763,

Call for Volunteers

Puppy Foster Parents Wanted, Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 14-16 months, teach basic skills and socialize puppies,

Red Cross Blood Drives, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 18, Bank of America, 5 Industrial Parkway, Falmouth; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 20,  Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 27, The Episcopal Church of St. Mary, 43 Foreside Road, Freeport; 1-6 p.m., Nov. 18, Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport,, 1-800-RED CROSS.

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand the organization. ABC believes in empowerment through sailing and action-based activities to relieve depression. Check the website or call 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. Contact Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, has 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,

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,

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

Freeport Community Services needs substitutes in the food pantry and the thrift shop. 865-3985, ext. 206,

Freeport Historical Society needs helpers for cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington House, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person. 865-3170,

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 Bath, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Portland and Yarmouth areas. Keep puppy from age 8 weeks to 16 months, free training, support. 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, three to four hours in the morning, one or two days a week. Also seeking cleaning supplies and canned cat food. 302 Range Road, Cumberland. 829-4116 or 846-3038.

ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers to 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.

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. to 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact 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. Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286,

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S., two-20 hours,

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

TogetherGreen needs volunteers for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or

University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on executive committee, request information packet at 781-6099, 800-287-1471,

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


Contra Dance, first Saturday each month, Falmouth Congregational church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m. Adults, $10, under 21, $7, children 5-12: $5., 358-9354

Modern Square Dancing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 10, 17, 24, Freeport Middle School Cafeteria, 19 Kendall Lane, $29 a child; $34 parent/child. Learn a series of easy, modern American square dances.

Dining Out

Friday 11/6

Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Take-out available.

Saturday 11/7

Public Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, adults $8; children $5; $20 for families. Take-out available.

Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St, Yarmouth, adults $10, children under 12, $4.

Saturday 11/14

Lions Club Baked Bean Supper, 5-7:30 p.m., Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, off Two Lights Road. $8 adults, $4 children. Proceeds benefit maintenance of the Bowery Beach Schoolhouse and Cape Lions charities.


Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. $5/$8/$11. Take out available.

Holiday Happenings

Calling all crafters: reserve vendor space by Nov. 13 for Morrison Center Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Poinsettia, & Wreath Sale, Saturday, Dec. 5 Morrison Center, Scarborough,, 883-6680, ext. 1102.

Crafters, artists, vendors: holiday craft fair hosted by Yarmouth History Center Dec. 5 in conjunction with Yarmouth’s town-wide craft show,, 846-6259.

Saturday 11/7

“Tis the Season” holiday craft fair, 9-2, East End School & Community Center, 195 North St., Portland, homemade items, baskets, crafts and a raffle.

Saturday 11/14

2nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., South Coast Community Church, Scarborough,, 651-8634.

6th Annual State Street Holiday Stroll, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mercy Hospital, State Street Church, Maine Irish Heritage Center, the Cathedral of St. Luke, 75 State St., 100 State St., One Longfellow Square and the Frame Shop.



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

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, open to people of all faiths, 772-6898,

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

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.

Yoga for Movement Disorders, 11 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Foden 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, 653-3319.



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

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

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Pauline 617-259-6623.

Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, free, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County. If you are being hurt by someone you love or know someone who is, contact a trained advocate at: 1-800-537-6066 (24-hour hotline) or an outreach office: Brunswick 721-0199, Bridgton 647-8501, or Portland 874-8512.

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

Food and Body Balance Support Group, free, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 799-1331 ext. 136,

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,

Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714,

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,

International Dyslexia Association, support for parents of dyslexics, noon, third Friday of every month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.

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

Life Choice Grief Support Group, third Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 761-6967,

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

Memory Café, 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Avenue, 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, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness support meetings for people coping with another’s mental illness, second and fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and peer support groups, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland,

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

PFLAG Support Group, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesdays, Equality Maine, 550 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Portland, 831-3015,

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

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

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesdays, noon, 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.,

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.


Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers Business Planning Seminar, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, noon to 2:15 p.m., Nov. 12-March 2016. Sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension, course fee $300, 342-5971,

“Aging With Grace,” Thursday Nov. 5, 12, 19, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging; 3:30 p.m., “How to Get the Most From Your Visit to Your Doctor,” 233-0709.

Wednesday 11/4

“Like Father, Like Sons – The Burbank Family in the Revolutionary War,” 7 p.m., Scarborough Historical Society, 647 Route 1 (next to Dunstan Fire Station). Free, but donations welcome.

Thursday 11/5

Cottontail Walk, Libby River Farm, Scarborough Land Trust and Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. Free, park at Camp Ketcha, meet at trail head kiosk off Black Point Road, 289-1199.

The Art + Science of Craft Brewing, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oxbow Blending & Bottling, 49 Washington Ave., Portland, $35 per person, 21 and older, register at or 730-0199.

Friday 11/6

“African Healing Traditions: The Power of Performance,” 6:30 p.m., Camden Conference lecture investigates the Igbo culture in Nigeria, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., 871-1700, ext. 723.

Yarmouth Historical Society Field Trip to Jagger Brothers Mill in Springvale, meet at the mill at 11 a.m. Free. Reserve by calling 846-6259 or emailing

Saturday 11/7

“Place in Poetry: How Where We Live Inhabits Us,” writing workshop, 1-4 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Space is limited; register by calling 767-7660, ext. 2.

Monday 11/9

Freeport’s Shoemaking Heritage: Illustrated Talk, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 45 Main St., $5 or free for members, 865-3170,

“Collaborative Divorce in Maine,” 7-8:30 p.m., the Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Portland,

Tuesday 11/10

“Beyond Nostra Aetate: Interreligious Dialogue in a Time of Conflict,” 7 p.m., religious leaders challenge religious extremism and hatred, USM’s Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 780-5798 or

“Starting Your Own Business: assess your ideas and business plans,” 2-5 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland. Free with online registration at, 772-1147.

Thursday 11/12

“Funding Your Business: Available sources of capital,” 6-9 p.m.; “Lean Startup: Move your ideas into action,” 2-5 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland,, 772-1147.

Saturday 11/14

Learn to Knit workshop and knitting circle, 1 p.m., Yarmouth Historical Society, 118 East Elm St. Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Monday 11/16

“Growing Fruit Trees,” St. Mary’s Garden Club with Cooperative Extension specialist, 11 a.m., $5 donation, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Wednesday  11/18

“The Tides of Change: How Climate Change and Development is Impacting Freeport’s Marine Resources,” 6:30-8 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, donations welcome, RSVP 865-4012,

Thursday 11/19

“Ocean’s End: the crisis in the world’s oceans,” author Colin Woodard, 12:30 p.m., Southern Maine Community College, HUB Athletic Center, 119 Fort Rd., South Portland.


Stitch Hive, 6:30-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays (Oct. 28, Nov. 11), Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland.



Come Write In, for aspiring writers every Saturday in November for National Novel Writing Month at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Roger Redin, NaNoWriMo municipal liaison, will attend Nov. 7. Register at

Saturday 11/7

“Transformation and Human Change,” 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, afternoon of readings by local authors Walt Christie and Dikkon Eberhart.

Sunday 11/8

Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, 2 p.m. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free, 725-5242,,

Monday 11/9

Technology Impact Book Group, 6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges, 725-5242.

Thursday 11/12

Another Time, Another Place Book Group, 5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. “Tunnel in the Sky” by Robert Heinlein, 725-5242.

Bulletin Board

Saturday 11/7

Annual fall model train show, The Great Falls Model Railroad Club of Auburn and Lewiston, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham. $4, adults; $2 under 15.

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

Sunday 11/8

Brunswick Parks & Rec Annual Ski & Skate Sale, 1-4 p.m., 220 Neptune Drive, hundreds of pairs of new and used skis, skates, boots.

Bath Antiques Show and Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road, $4,, BathAntiquesShows.


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

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

Call for Volunteers

Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Nov. 11, Southern Maine Community College Brunswick, 12 Sewall St. – BLDG 512, Orion Hall,, 1-800-RED CROSS.


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

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

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

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

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Topsham, especially help with receiving, cleaning, displays, and customer service; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335,

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

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

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the cafe, 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.

Oasis Free Clinic seeks volunteer clerical and administrative help, one or two half-days per week. 721-9277, or

Parkview Adventist Medical Center needs gift shop volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings, Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m. 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, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 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,

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

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

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

Dining Out

Friday 11/6

Friday Lunch at North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Take-out available.

Saturday 11/14

Bean, Casserole & Salad Supper, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, United Methodist Church, corner of 320 Church and Raymond roads, Brunswick, 725-2185,



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Happenings

Saturday 11/7

Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Café, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 144 Lincoln St., Bath, silent auction, cookie walk, Grandma’s Attic, Santa, crafters, breakfast and lunch, 443-5389.

St. Charles Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, raffle, doll clothes, arts and crafts, jewelry, food, ornaments, religious, greens. Lunch served; 725-2624.

Christmas by the Sea Annual Holiday Fair, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church Fellowship Hall, Rt. 123, Harpswell Center, bake sale, crafts, lunch, 833-6386.

Christmas Crafts Festival, Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center, leaves 8 a.m. from Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham; $70/$75, 729-7323,

Saturday 11/14

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St, Topsham, jams and relishes, cookie walk, crafts, jewelry, used toys, baked goods, lunch.

Holiday Fair, Bath United Methodist Church, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, handmade crafts, baked goods, plants, berry bowls, breakfast and lunch, 443-4707.



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 group, third Thursday of each month. 4:30 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 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. 442-9966,

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

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 207-729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath 207-512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 207-441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 207-442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

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

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Baker, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891.

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.

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

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

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

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


My Money Works, free five-week finance classes, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 16 through Dec. 14, Orion Hall at the University College of Bath/Brunswick at 12 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing. Pre-registration required, 386-1664,

Sunday 11/8

“Digital Maine: Saving Yesterday for Tomorrow,” 2 p.m., Pejepscot Genealogical Society, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick with Peggy O’Kane, Digital & Special Collections coordinator of the Maine State Library.

“Working With Emotions,” five-week meditation program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Dec. 9, Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St.,,

Monday 11/9

“Men’s Health: Urology,” 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick.

Thursday 11/12

“Thorny Thickets: Politics, Medicine and Reproductive Rights,” 4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick,, 751-0080.

“So Clumsily Done: the 2nd Maine Mutineers,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture – 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Pejepscot Historical Society History Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m., Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, $5, 729-6606,

Saturday 11/14

Harpswell Family Outing: Lost and Found at Curtis Farm Preserve, 10 a.m.- noon, treasure hunt at Route 123 preserve,


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