Community Calendar: Oct. 16-29

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Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative, silent auction of Henry Isaacs’ painting, Oct. 4-Nov. 3, information 767-6054, electronic auction at

Wednesday 10/16

STRIVE 9th Annual Auction for young people with developmental disabilities, 6-9 p.m., Ocean Gateway, Commercial St., Portland, 774-6278, $25 advance, $30 at door.

Friday 10/18

Robbie Foundation Gala Evening for children with special needs, 6:30-9 p.m., Black Point Inn, 510 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 883-2500, $75 per person, $140 per couple, $550 for table.

Thursday 10/24

Martinis and Art, fundraiser for Maine Cancer Patients, 5:30-8 p.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, 373-3742, $85 includes drawing to win piece of art.

Sunday 10/27

Run4HabitatHome, Habitat for Humanity run/walk, noon, St. Pius Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-2151, $25 pre-registration, $30 race-day, $75 family, 200 person event cap,

Bulletin Board

Ghosts of Freeport’s Past walking tours, Oct. 27, 28, 29 and 30, 6 p.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, West St., Freeport, 865-3170, $10 adults, $5 children, reservation recommended.

Thursday 10/17

Labyrinth Walk, 4-7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, 772-7421.

Scarborough Garden Club Meeting, 12:30 p.m., The Hillcrest Community Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 510-1371, free, new members welcome.

Friday 10/18

Freeport Woman’s Club meeting, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3995.

Monday 10/21

Friends of Freeport Community Library meetings, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

Saturday 10/26

Community Shredding Day, 9 a.m.-noon, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Sports Equipment Sale and Swap, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Scarborough Middle School Cafeteria, 21 Quentin Drive, Scarborough, 730-4800.

Call for Volunteers

Ronald McDonald House, needs volunteers for at least two three-hour shifts per month, Ronald McDonald House, 250 Brackett St., Portland, 780-6282 ext. 316.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected],

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. 

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

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, [email protected]

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 [email protected]

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; [email protected], 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, [email protected]

Dining Out

Thursday 10/17

Community Supper, 4:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, 781-3413, donations to support food pantry.

Saturday 10/19

Bean Supper, 5 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 799-1413, $8 each, $17 family.

Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, corner of 2 Church St. and U.S. Route One, 883-2814, $8 adults, $3 children.

Monday 10/21

Community Cafe catered lunch, noon, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-8151, reservations required by Oct. 17, $7 donation, $5 donation for seniors.

Talks & Workshops

Wednesday 10/16

Genealogy 101: Back to Basics session and discussion, first of a five class series, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, free.

Friday 10/18

Dynamic School to Meet the Future, talk with Jack Petrash, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900 ext. 105, $10 suggested donation.

Monday 10/21

Cooking for Crowds – Food Safety Training for Volunteer Quantity Cooks, 1-5 p.m., UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, 781-6099, $15.

Reading Matters to Maine: English Language Development; talk, 6:30-8:30 p.m., USM, Portland Campus, Lee Community Hall, Room 133, 34 Bedford St., Portland, 775-4329, free.

Wednesday 10/23

Preserving Apples: Canning and Freezing, 5:30-8:30 p.m., UMaine Extension Office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth, 781-6099, $15.

Thursday 10/24

Fear of Death and Knowledge of the Afterlife, Philosopher’s Dome discussion, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, donations at door.

Saturday 10/26

College Essay Writing Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 772, free.

“Mastering Your Muse: Strategies and Software for Shaping Inspiration” talk, 2-4 p.m., USM Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 228-8263.

Oral History workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, $15, $10 for members.

Tuesday 10/29

Basic Computer Training, 3-4 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 871-1700 ext. 708, registration required.


Thursday 10/17

Health on the Move, a clinic for adults over 50, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Coleman Dental Hygiene Clinic, Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., 221-4375, bring insurance card if applicable.


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

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

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, First Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St. suite 314, Brunswick, donations to the local charity of the month, 443-3721.

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

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

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.

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.


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

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

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.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]

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.,

PFLAG support group, meets second Tuesday every month, 7-9 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 831-3015.

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

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.

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., [email protected]

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

Farmer for the Morning, Oct. 5 through Dec. 31, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm Red Barn, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 107, $5, pre-school age.

Family Place Playgroup series, Tuesdays Oct. 22 and 29; Nov. 5 and 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 707, registration required.

Yoga For Kids, first Thursdays of every month, The Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, ages 3-6.

Halloween Family Show with AudioBody comedy, music and acts, Oct. 19, 25 and 26, times vary, Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 518-8839, tickets $12-$20,

Saturday 10/19

Pet Care & Handling with Animal Welfare Society, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 985-3244 ext. 117.


Babysit Lapsit, 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723 ext. 6279, ages birth-18 months with an adult.

Fiber Fun, starts Monday 9/23 1-2 p.m., continues every Monday at 4 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 707.

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday beginning 9/17, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723 ext. 6279, ages 18 months and up with an adult.

Mid Coast


Saturday 10/19

Castlebay and maritime singer Tom Castle concert to benefit Maine’s First Ship, 7:30 p.m., Bath City Council Auditorium, Front St., Bath, [email protected], $15 adults, $10 children, encouraged to wear finest period or pirate garb.

Monday 10/21

Tasting for Good, food and wine tasting fundraiser for Brunswick Bike Rodeo and Games on the Mall, 5-8 p.m., Aki Japanese Cuisine, 94 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-0757, $20 advance, $25 at door.

Saturday 10/26

Mt. Ararat High School fundraiser for project graduation, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham, 504-2702.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 10/17

Lights on Afterschool Community Event, swim or gym activities, 6-7 p.m., YMCA, 303 Centre St., Bath, 443-4112 ext. 29.

Tuesday 10/22

Cafe en Francais, French Conversation Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757, free.


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

Casco Bay Newcomers Club, group for women who have recently moved to the Portland area, meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the Muddy Rudder restaurant, 1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, Call Paula at 329-2540 or Linda at 899-0377 for more information.

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers


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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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,35 Union 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.

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, [email protected]

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, [email protected], American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

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 10/26

Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937, $8 adults, $4 children. 

Talks & Workshops

Beginning Oil Painting Classes with Eric Glass, Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Centre Street Arts Center, 11 Centre St., Bath, 841-2014, $150.

Current events forum, meets every Thursday through Nov. 21, 12 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 211, free.

Creating Your Future: Career Planning for the New Economy classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 8-31, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University College Bath/Brunswick, 9 Park St., Bath, 386-1664, pre-registration required, free.

Wednesday 10/16

Breast Cancer Awareness Month talk with Sally Loughridge, 4-5:30 p.m., The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, Brunswick, RSVP at 729-4914, free.

Thursday 10/24

“The Affordable Care Act 101: Understanding the New Health Care Law,” 6:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 725-1727, free.

Caregiver 101, 1-3 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 620-1656, free.


Living Well for Better Health, Wednesdays Oct. 23 through Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road, Portland, 396-6583, pre-registration required.

Monday 10/28

Heart of the Buddha meditation course, every Monday through Nov. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 441-2694, $40 for course.


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.

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, [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

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.


Living with Loss Grief Support Group, Oct. 22 through Nov. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Parkview Adventist Medical Center, 329 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-2251.

Thursday 10/17

“Respite Care: What is It and How do I Access It?” discussion and support, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mid-Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 373-4656.


12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, [email protected], 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 group, 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.

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.

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.

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

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 10/16

To Eat or Be Eaten? children’s program, 4-5 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 442-8400.

Wednesday 10/23

Deep Down in the Dark! program and activities, 4-5 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 442-8400, free.

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