Community Calendar: Nov. 9-19

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Saturday 11/12

Blue Jean Ball, 6-11 p.m., Amvets Hall, 148 North Road, Yarmouth, with Motor Booty Affair, local food trucks. Benefits Yarmouth Education Foundationyarmoutheducationfoundation.org.

Thursday 11/24

Turkey Trot 5K, 8 a.m., begins and ends at Greely High School, Main Street, Cumberland. Certified course, benefits Greely Hockey. Register at running4free.com or download a form at greelyhockey.org. 

Books/Authors

Used Book Sale, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Maine St., Cumberland. Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m., members only; Nov. 18, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; buck a bag, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday 11/9

Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts annual participation in NSN’s Tellabration!, 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Thursday 11/10

Debra Spark, author talk series, 6:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland.

Saturday 11/12

Chick Lit at Letterpress Books, 91 Auburn St., Portland, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., with authors Kathy Eliscu and Karen Maffeo Creamer, letterpress-books.com.

Christopher Morin, author talk series, 2 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.

Monday 11/14 

Bruce Robert Coffin, Maine author of “Among the Shadows,” 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr. 

Wednesday 11/16

Debra Spark, author of “Unknown Caller,” 6:30 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Ongoing

Third Tuesday Book Group, 2 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Details at library.

LGBTQ Teen Book Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., third Saturdays Portland Public Library. Nov. 11: “The Rest of Us Just Live Here.”

Teen Writing Crew, 1:30-2:30 p.m., second Saturday and 4:30-5:30 p.m., additional Tuesday, Portland Public Library, through June, teens@portlandpubliclibrary.org, 871-1700, ext. 773 . 

Adult Story Time, 12:05-12:50 p.m., South Portland Public Library, lunch hour read-aloud group for adults every Wednesday, 767-7660.

Fall Readers Circle, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, Thursdays through Jan. 26, (except November), free and open to the public, 846-4673.

Bulletin Board

Calling all Crafters: space available for Morrison Center Holiday Craft Fair, Poinsettia, & Wreath Sale Dec. 3 in Scarborough. Fee benefits nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities. Reserve by Nov. 18; see morrison-maine.org, or contact Meghan at 883-6680, ext. 1102, msmith@morrison-maine.org.

Thursday 11/10

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, hosted by Rotary Club of Portland at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Check-in 11:30, noon lunch, guests are U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and musician Don Campbell. Free for veterans, $20 all others; must preregister by calling 899-6342.  

Friday 11/11

Veteran’s Day Ceremony, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held at American Legion Post #164.

Falmouth American Legion Post #164, 70th anniversary, 2-4 p.m., 5 Depot Road, Falmouth.

Saturday 11/12

Harvest Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington St., Portland. Crafts, books, food, Xmas. Breakfast 8-10 a.m.; lobster stew lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Catsgiving Palooza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., PetSmart, 700 Gallery Blvd., Scarborough, benefits Another Chance Animal Rescue. Stuff the ACAR van with cat litter and food and maybe give a cat a forever home.

Sunday 11/13 

Volunteer Fair, 1-3 p.m., hosted by the town of Falmouth at the Mason-Motz Activity Center, 190 Middle Road, with representatives from area nonprofits, service organizations, and booster clubs.

Tuesday 11/15

Falmouth Historical Society Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Town Hall, 271 Falmouth Road. Erin Bishop Cadigan will discuss the tercentennial.

Wednesday 11/16

Maine’s Best Historic Preservation Projects honor awards, Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, reserve by Nov. 11, mainepreservation.org/shop/honor-awards-reservations, 847-3577.

Ongoing

Cumberland County Retired Educators Association, meets second Thursday at 11 a.m. for lunch at Fireside Inn, Riverside Street, Portland. Open to all retired teachers.

Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, first Saturday, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Program begins at 1 p.m., refreshments at 12:30. Free, guests welcome.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club (Durham, Freeport, Pownal), 7 p.m., last Tuesday through April, Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road. New members always welcome, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 865-3555.

Call for Volunteers

Saturday 11/12

Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mormon Church, 247 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth. Call 1 800 RED CROSS for an appointment or walk in.

Woodbank, 8 a.m., 46 Walnut Hill Parkway, North Yarmouth, collect, cut, process, deliver, 747-2868, cumberlandwoodbank@gmail.com, www.woodbank.org.

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 needs volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting, and training required; to drive, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367 or cumberlandrides@gmail.com.

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

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

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.

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

MedHelp Maine is seeking volunteers to help expand prescription assistance programs throughout the state and create a specialized pharmacy to collect unused prescription drugs for needy patients. Call 793-4462.

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

Dances

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Friday 11/11

Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Fish chowder, crab sandwiches, a special, with a la carte pricing. Take out available. 

Saturday 11/19

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Casseroles, homemade pies, live music and mini fair.

Health

Medicare Advantage Plans in Cumberland Countyinformational meetings, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 1 Market St., Portland: 9 a.m. Nov. 15, 22, 29. Call 855-243-1136 for more.

Ongoing

Acupuncture, ongoing four-week classes 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, South Portland, call Erica at 400-5755 to register.

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

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

Health Insurance Assistance, 10 a.m.-noon, Fridays through Jan. 27 Portland Public Library Meeting Room #3, 5 Monument Square. 

“Making Music Praying Twice,” nationwide program for parents, grandparents and children to integrate music, prayer and Catholic culture, 10 a.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays to Dec. 8, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

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.

Restorative yoga, gentle approach recommended for stress reduction and healing, drop-in class 9-10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

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

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

Just for Kids

4-H Maker Monday Program, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth, 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 14: Frosted cupcakes; Dec. 12: Winter crafts. Ages 9-18 can register at http://bit.ly/2cVdix7.

Farmer for the Morning, 9-10 a.m., Thursdays during the school year, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, $5/child, wolfesneckfarm.org/farmer-for-the-morning.

4-H Junk Drawer Robotic Series, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays to Dec. 7, in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at Portland Public Library. For kids 8-12, first come, first served.

Wednesday 11/16

Herbal Sleep Pillow Workshop, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., limited to 20 participants age 5 and older, registration required. 

Saturday 11/19

“Kid Chefs Cook Local,” 2 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Registration is required and space is limited, call 871-1700, ext. 707 or email childrens@portlandpubliclibrary.org.

Ongoing

Baby Singalong, 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Pre-School Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

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.

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.

Yoga for Kids, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday.

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

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

Teen Writing Crew, 1:30-2:30 p.m., second Saturday, plus 4:30-5:30 p.m. an additional Tuesday, S. Donald Sussman Teen Library at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square

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

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 Dr., Falmouth, Patricia.Burke@genesishcc.com.

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.

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

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

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., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Roberta, 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi, 838-8991. Visit foodaddicts.org or call contact to confirm meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Tea and Talk, 9:30-11 a.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, second Thursday of the month for residents, 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, Thursday, 5:15 p.m. 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 with the people who need them, https://ycan.info/. 

Workshops/Walks/Talks

“You are NOT a Failure: Finding Your Own Way,” 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, Nov. 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20, Falmouth Memorial Library, Lunt Road, register at online events calendar, more info at heartnourishment.com.

 “Leading Conversations on Maine’s Changing Climate,” Portland Sustainability Series, 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday through December, (except 11/30), Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 

Friday 11/11

“Cycling for a Cause,”  7-8 p.m., Veteran’s Day lecture by Michael Beattie, who founded Biking for Vets to help raise awareness about veteran hunger in America, LL Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport. 

“Help with Downloadables,” Portland Public Library reference section, Monument Square, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Registration is not required; free and open to the public.

Saturday 11/12

Maine-Wabanaki REACH Ally Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in Falmouth. Opportunity for non-native people to reflect on shared history and future with Native people. To register and more information, barbara@mainewabanakireach.org, or 951-4874.

Sunday 11/13

“Making Meaningful Change: How God’s love can change your life and the world,” by Mark McCurties of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, 1 p.m., First Church of Christ, Scientist, 61 Neal St., Portland. Free parking and childcare, 772-0996, csportlandme.com.

Tuesday 11/15

“Why You Can’t Buy a Forest in a Can: Managing and Restoring Diversity in our Woodlands and Gardens,” 6-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, Monument Square, Second in Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture Series – The Evolving Landscape: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Donation suggested.

“Fish Passage,” 7 p.m., Trout Unlimited presentation about dam removals and how it affects fish, discussion about current controversies, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Free and open to the public.

“They’re Killing the Infidels: A 100-Year-Old Murder in the Land Where the Murders Never Stop,” by journalist John Christie, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Armenian genocide and relief efforts by Americans, including Yarmouth residents, 2016 Fall Lecture Series; free for members, $5 all others. 

Wednesday 11/16 

Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance Seminar: How to DASH Fraud, 1-2 p.m., OceanView’s Lunt Auditorium, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, 6:30 p.m. presentation/discussion on Maine’s new immigrants and the role they will play in the future, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

Thursday 11/17 

“The Complicated Political Road Refugees Travel to Access Reproductive Health,”6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

“The history of the Grif – sports bar, hangout, boxing mecca … and more, an iconic Knightville institution,” by Mayor Tom Blake, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Bridging Knightville at the Griffin Club, 62 Ocean St., South Portland.  

“Growing Up in West Cumberland, Maine,” Cumberland Historical Society program by Joel & Marcia Fuller, 6:30 p.m., West Cumberland Community Hall, Blackstrap Road.

Ongoing

Maine Genealogical Society Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m. first Saturday, Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Technology Assistance, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

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

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

Portland’s Sustainability Series: Leading Conversations on Maine’s Changing Climate, 5:30 p.m., fourth Wednesday of the month through December (fifth Wednesday, Nov. 30), Portland Public Library, 10 Monument Square.

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

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. 

Unemployed Professional Group, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd.

Mid-Coast

Books/Authors

Thursday 11/10

An Evening With Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, 5:30 p.m., The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath. Fehsenfeld will talk about her time with Samuel Beckett and volume four of “The Letters of Samuel Beckett.” Free and open to the public. 

Saturday 11/12

Twice-Told Tales, used bookstore at 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, early bird sale 6-10 a.m., operated by Friends of the Curtis Library; all proceeds support the library.

Joy of the Pen Reception, 1 p.m., celebrates contest winners, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, all welcome.

Saturday 11/19

Kids’ Book Sale, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.,  Twice-Told Tales, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, sponsored and operated by the Friends of the Curtis Library, proceeds support kids’ programming and expanding the children’s collection.

Writing into the Open with writer and editor Karen Schneider, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cundy’s Harbor Library, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell.

Tuesday 11/22

“Abibliophobia,” a guilt-free book group that shares what they’ve been reading in any genre, 5-6:30 p.m., 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell. This month’s theme: family. Bring dinner if desired; drinks and dessert provided. 

Ongoing

Tea With Harriet, monthly tea and conversation about Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1-2:30 p.m., third Thursday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, in the home where Stowe lived and wrote “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

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.

Rare Reads, 2 p.m. or 6 p.m., third Tuesday, discuss unusual and interesting literature, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, new members welcome, topshamlibrary.org/rare-reads.

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

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

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

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

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

Bulletin Board

Saturday 11/12

Rolling Slumber Bed Races, 11 a.m., Park Row, Brunswick.

Merrymeeting NARFE Chapter 1796, 11:15 a.m., Fairground Café, Topsham Fair Mall. Speaker, lunch, business meeting, open to all retired and active federal employees, 729-6793, chrylprkr@roadrunner.com for reservations.

Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion, 79 Foreside Road, Topsham. Call Barbara at 729-9023 for table rentals.

Sunday 11/13

Bath Antiques Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road. Admission $5.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., must be at least 16.

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

Tax-Aide AARP Foundation program needs volunteers for the upcoming tax filing season to offer free help to those who need it, contact Joan Jagolinzer at jagolinzer@gwi.net, visit aarpfoundation/org/taxaide or call 1-888-687-2277.
 
Teens: Do you need volunteer hours but are short on time? Consider joining the NEWTTS (new teen titles) club at Topsham Public Library and review new teen titles. Apply at the library, 25 Foreside Road, or contact Cyndi at 725-1727 or cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dances

Ongoing

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

Dining Out

Saturday 11/12

Good Food and Good Friends, 5 and 6 p.m. seatings, Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road. Beans, salads, casseroles, pie. Adults/$8, children/$4.

Wednesday 11/16

Cooking With Friends, 11 a.m.-noon, hosted by Harpswell Aging at Home at Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. Register by calling Linda at 833-5771.

Saturday 11/19

Roast Turkey Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave. Mashed & gravy, stuffing, veg, homemade pies. Adults $8, $4 under 12. For takeout call 443-4707.

Health

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pilates, 11 a.m. – noon Monday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Qi Gong classes, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, hs-acupunture.com, 54 Cumberland St., Brunswick. Free.

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.

Just for Kids

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-years-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.

Support

Thursday 11/17

“Choices: Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Care,” 4-5 p.m., part of monthly support group for dementia caregivers, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. Free, all welcome.

Ongoing

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

Family and friends of individuals living with mental illness support group, sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more call Mike at 703-966-8875.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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.

Pet Loss Grief Support Group, Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Monthly sessions are free and open to the public, but RSVP required at coastalhumanesociety.org.

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 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. Meeting follows,  729-6400.

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

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

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

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

Veterans’ Weekend, Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, 226 Maine St. Brunswick, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m. guided tours on the hour. Free admission for vets, active military, and their families. Special collection items on display, end-of-season sale in museum shop, refreshments.

Sunday 11/13 

“The Forgotten Dead, 2 p.m., hosted by the Pejepscot Genealogical Society at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Part of effort by mental health advocates to memorialize those who died near psychiatric hospitals.

Tuesday 11/15

Bath Garden Club, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath. Light lunch, business meeting, holiday greens workshop. All welcome.

“Fort Andross 30 Years of Revitalization: The Vision of Coleman Burke,” 7 a.m., Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick Downtown Association Speaker Series, $20, registration required, brunwickdowntown.org, 729-4439.

“Life Choices,” with Amy Berube  of Elder Home Care Services, who will review health care choices and tools, Third Tuesday event, Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24).

Thursday 11/17

“Let’s Talk Balsamic Vinegars,” 12:30 p.m., Harpswell Garden Club, 12:30 p.m., brief business meeting followed by slide show, tasting and sales. Free and open to the public. For location, call Becky at 833-6159.

Ongoing

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

Computer Boot 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.

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.

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