Community Calendar: Oct. 26 – Nov. 6

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Saturday 10/29

Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wishcamper Center, Bedford St., USM Portland.

Women Build, Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising Event, 9 a.m., South St., Freeport, space is limited, FMI Tina Hendricks 837-9192.

Contra Dance, Habitat for Humanity, 6 p.m., proceeds benefit the Freeport Women Build Project, $10 adults, $5 kids, FMI Tina Hendricks 837-9192.

Monday 10/31

Halloween Photo Booth, to benefit Bath/Brunswick Big Brothers, Big Sisters, 1-6 p.m., Little Dog Coffee Shop, FMI michele@michelestapleton.com.

Thursday 11/3

Blanket Day for Project Linus, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maximilian Church, Scarborough, FMI 284-5606.

Food for Thought, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, $12 advance, $15 door, FMI 239-1855.

Friday 11/4

36th Annual Grand Bazaar to benefit Children’s Nursery Co-Op, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Williston West Church, 32 Thomas St., Portland.

Haitian Art Show, Nov. 4-5, open 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 5, St. Abrams Episcopal church, Cape Elizabeth. All proceeds go to St. Abrams mission work in Haiti. FMI 799-4014.

Poinsettias Sale, Yarmouth Friends of Playmakers, delivered first week of December, sold through Nov. 4, $18 each, to order contact Misha Rolfe at mirolfe@hotmail.com.

Saturday 11/5

16th Annual Record & CD Sale, 10 a.m-3 p.m, USM Sullivan Gym, $2 admission, all proceeds benefit WMPG, FMI 780-4424.

Arabic Dance Party to benefit The Middle East Children’s Alliance, 7 p.m., Woodfords Club, Portland, adults $15, seniors/students $8, children under 12 are free. FMI Bob Schaible 239-8060.

Candlelight dinner & Silent Auction to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Mass., R.I., N.H., and ME, 6 p.m., Keeley the Katerer’s, Portland, black-tie optional, individual $50, table $500, 1-888-576-9996.

Fall Bountiful Fair, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Stevens Ave. Congregational Church, Portland, 797-4573.

Fall Festival and Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900. 

Sunday 11/6

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, to benefit Deering High School Football, 8-10 a.m., Brighton Ave. Applebee’s.

Bulletin Board

Tuesday 11/1

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Annual Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Purpoodock Country Club, Cape Elizabeth, Angus King keynote speaker, FMI 767-6054.

Meet and Greet with Cape Elizabeth’s new Institutional Support Director, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Community Services Community Room, and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Middle School library.

SCORE Workshop, 9-11 a.m., SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, east tower, Portland. $99 for all sessions, $35 for individual workshops. FMI/reservations, scoremaine.com or 772-1147.

Wednesday 11/2

Joyful Business Ownership Workshop, 10 a.m., University College, 9 Park St., Bath, to register call Jenn Dobransky 386-1664.

Local Legislative Forum, 7:30-9 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library.

Maine Farmland Trust Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, free for MFT members.

Thursday 11/3

Business After Five Networking Event, 5-7 p.m., The McKernan Hospitality Center, South Portland, free for members, $15 for non-members.

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center, free workshops for adults wanting a college education, Portland Career Center, 185 Lancaster St., 12 p.m.,  information and full schedule of dates, 1-800-281-3703, http://meoc.maine.edu.

Protect Yourself from Frauds and Scams, 1-2 p.m., activity room, People Plus, Brunswick, call 729-0757 to reserve.

Friday 11/4

Creating a Culture of Courage: The New Leadership Challenge, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Marriot Sable Oakes, South Portland, $30, FMI Sherry Brown 874-7230.

Hymn Sing, 7 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazerene, FMI Pastor Jon Twitchell 318-3515.

Maine Association of Payroll Professionals Seminar, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, to register or FMI 626-2405.

Maine Businesses for Sustainability Fall Conference, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Abromson Community Center, Portland, $65, FMI 828-4882.

Saturday 11/5

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine meeting, 8:45 a.m., Allen Ave. Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, members $5, non-members $10.

Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m-2 p.m., Elm St. United Methodist Church, South Portland.

Using Tax Record in Genealogy: How taxes can be a good thing, 12:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Deb 329-6438.

Call for Volunteers

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Polar Express needs volunteers, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, FMI, Jennifer, 871-0618.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or jagolinzer@gwi.net.

Dining Out

Saturday 10/29

Bean Hole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, adults $7, kids $3.

Spaghetti Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallett Dr., Freeport, adults $7, Children under 10 $3.

Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, Cumberland, adults $8, kids under 12 $5, FMI 829-3766.

Thursday 11/3

Good vs. Evil: an evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripart, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, tickets $45-55 through PortTix 842-0800 or at the box office.

Saturday 11/5

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal Methodist Church, $6 adults, kids under 12 $3, kids under 3 free, FMI 829-5470.

Garden & Outdoors

Wednesday 11/2

Sled Dog Trails open, 7 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, FMI moac.org.

Friday 11/4

Sierra Club Maine Annual Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Haraseeket Inn, Freeport, FMI or reservations 761-5616.

Health & Support

Tuesday 11/1

Putting the Puzzle Together, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 4-6 p.m., must pre-register contact Anne O’Sullivan 1-800-427-7411 ext. 541.

Wednesday 11/2

Savvy Caregiver Training, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m., must pre-register, Anne O’Sullivan 1-800-427-7411 ext. 541.

Thursday 11/3

Healing Breast Cancer: Who’s on your Team? 5:30-8:30 p.m., Charles A. Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, $5, to pre-register call 1-866-609-5183.

Family Caregivers web conference, 8 p.m., pre-registration required, privatedutyhomecare.org.

Friday 11/4

Dentists Who Care for ME, open only to adults who cannot afford care, FMI, Leann Diehl, 333-8640

Just for Seniors

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Kids and Family

Saturday 10/29

Harvestfest 2011, 10-4 p.m., Faith Temple, 1914 Congress St., Portland, 773-6334.

Sunday 10/30

“Symphony Spooktacular,” 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, general admission  $10, $6 for groups of 10 or more, kids and adults encouraged to come in costume, arrive early for pre-concert fun and games.

Mid Coast

Benefits

Saturday 11/19

Thanks for Giving Gala Charity Event, 6-10 p.m., Inn at Brunswick Station. Proceeds benefit the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation. FMI 789-5891.

Bulletin Board

Saturday 10/29

Bath Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m., Bath Freight Shed, FMI bathfarmersmarket.com

Craft Fair & Yard Sale, bake sale, raffles, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., table rental $10, call by 10/22, 666-5752, 666-5974, Bowdoin Fire Department, 23 Cornish Dr., Bowdoin.

Friday 11/4

Maine Association of Payroll Professionals Seminar, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, to register or FMI 626-2405.

Sunday 11/6

Interfaith Memorial Service, 2 p.m., Bath United Church of Christ Congregational Sanctuary, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 721-1357.

Saturday 11/12

Curtis Kids book sale, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 725-5242, friends@curtislibrary.com.

Sunday 11/13

Bath Antiques Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School, $4 admission. FMI 443-8983.

Tuesday 11/15

Midcoast Retired Educators Association Annual Meeting, 11 a.m., Maine Vocational Region 10 High School, Church Road, Brunswick. FMI 721-0659.

Saturday 11/19

Brunswick Visitor Center Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick. FMI 789-5891.

Early Bird Downtown Sale Day, 7-11 a.m., Downtown Brunswick. FMI 729-4439.

Call for Donations

Children’s Books Needed for Curtis Kids book sale, Nov. 12, donate outgrown books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, puzzles, games, all proceeds to benefit Curtis Kids programs, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, 725-5242 or friends@curtislibrary.com.

AniMeals is accepting dog and cat food donations for homebound seniors that receive Meals on Wheels, to donate or volunteer, call Sarah, 729-0475.

Call for Volunteers

Midcoast CA$H Coalition, seeks volunteers for free tax prep and financial asset coaching. Training, early Dec. and Jan. 2012. FMI Sharon Ross 373-1140, sharon.ross@voanne.org, visit cashmaine.org/locations/midcoast.

Dining Out

Friday 11/4

BOA Breakfast – Redesigning Brunswick for a better downtown, 7:15 a.m., Inn at Brunswick Station, $20, FMI or reservations 789-4439.

Saturday 11/12

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, $8 adults, $4 kids. FMI 725-2185.

Saturday 11/19

Turkey Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adults $7.50, kids $3.50, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Road, Bath, FMI 443-4707.

Gardens and Outdoors

Saturday 10/29

Hermit Island, Carol Jack, annual outing along Head Beach, meet 8:30 a.m., Bath Plaza near CVS or 9 a.m. at Head Beach, Hermit Island, Route 216, Phippsburg, FMI, Carol Jack, 729-0220, Merrymeeting Audubon, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

Thursday 11/3

Explore Brunswick’s Future Renewable Energy Center, 5-7 p.m., Brunswick Landing.

Saturday 11/5

Waterfowl of Sabattus Pond, John Berry, meet at Hannaford, Brunswick, 8 a.m. to car pool, FMI, John Berry, 725-2051, Merrymeeting Audubon, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 10/26

Learning Express Introduction, new online information resource for Maine citizens, 6 p.m., free, open to the public, 2nd floor community room, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141, Roberta Jordan ext. 25.

Dowsing, what is it and how does it work? Glenn Johnson, 1 p.m., $2 activity fee, call to reserve spot, FMI 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Brunswick.

Saturday 10/29

Get Published! Writing for Money and Fun, workshop on how to sell articles and where to find markets, Sherry Hanson, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Merrymeeting Adult Education, sign up, merrymeeting.org, 729-7323, FMI Sherry Hanson, 721-0955, hanson-sherryb@comcast.net.

Wednesday 11/9

Unleashing Your Child’s Potential: Tools to Develop Inner Peace, Success and Happiness in Your Children, parenting series by Bambi Thompson, Occupational Therapist, workshop on how to teach goal achievement strategies, 7-9:30 p.m., $40, or $68 for 10/19 and 11/9 workshops, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, FMI, bambithompson.com/events.html

Health & Support

Thursday 10/27

Free Flu Shot for all RSU1 students and their families, 2-6 p.m., Bath Middle School.

Friday 11/4

Coming to Your Senses and Seeing Things as They Are, Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m.; Nov 5-6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, Brunswick, $140 a weekend, FMI Joy Kish to register 840-9859.

Wednesday 11/9

Preparing for Impermanence, 7-9 p.m., Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center, to register/FMI visit shambhalabp.org or 998-4809.

Just for Seniors

Friday 12/2

Bath Senior Citizens Trip to NYC, to make reservations call Bonnie at 443-4937.

 

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