Community Calendar: Sept. 14-25

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Benefits

Thursday 9/15

Celebrate YES! Festival of the Arts, fundraiser for Creative Work Systems, with live performances, music, skits, silent auction, 5:30-8 p.m., advance tickets, $15 person/ $25 couple/ $20 person at door, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, tickets at Creative Work Systems, 619 Brighton Ave., Portland, call 879-1140 or mlavway@creativeworksystems.com, FMI, creativeworksystems.com.

Friday 9/16

“Comics for Mike” Superman Donation Drive, benefit for special-needs man who was robbed of his comic book collection. Donate old Superman comics and toys to Coast City Comics, 634 Congress St., Portland until Sept. 16. Contact Tristan Gallagher, 899-1505 or info@coastcitycomics.net.

Saturday 9/17

Touch-A-Truck, March of Dimes annual fundraiser, with dump truck, helicopter, farm, fire equipment, police cars, more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 person / $20 family of 5 / free for children under 2, Cabela’s at Gateway Shoppes, Scarborough, 289-2080, marchofdimes.com/maine.

“mod n modern:” The 2011 Portland Museum of Art Auction, 5-10 p.m., silent auction and cocktail party, $75; silent, live auction, cocktail party and dinner, $125, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, tickets, Julie Davidson, 775-6148, ext. 3244.

Scarborough Fine Crafts Show, to benefit Camp Ketcha and the Maine Crafts Guild, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $5 admission, children free, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, FMI, Jennifer Nielsen, 799-3460, mainecraftsguild.com.

Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk, 25th annual, registration 8 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m., Payson Park, Portland, FMI and to register, 662-6274 or  mmc.org/mccpwalk.

Yarmouth Historic House Tour, meet at 9:45 a.m., Yarmouth Town Hall, tour includes Lafayette St., Gilman Road, Princes Point, tickets $20 advance, $25 day-of, available at Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth Community Services and the Yarmouth branch of Bath Savings Institute, to benefit Yarmouth Historical Society, FMI, 846-6259, yarmouthmehistory.org.

Playing For Maine concert fundraiser, 9 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, $10 adult, $8 students; Toussaint Liberator, Protector of Soul, The Beat Horizon, The OxyMorons and Chas Lester, to benefit Maine Academy of Modern Music and the Playing for Change Foundation.

Bake/craft sale, to benefit Homeless Animal Rescue Team’s no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Falmouth Walmart, donations accepted, 829-4116.

Tuesday 9/20

Portland Ovations Epicurean Auction Benefit, 5:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, tickets $60 or $40 each for groups of six or more to benefit Ovations Offstate community arts programs, enjoy wine and savory samples from Maine restaurants, items for bid include a Montreal vacation for two, tickets to the Boston Red Sox, more, 773-3150 for tickets.

Thursday 9/22

“Martinis and Art,” raffle to benefit Maine Cancer Patients, 5:30-8 p.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Commercial St., Portland, tickets $85, include one art raffle ticket; dine, drink and listen to live jazz music, FMI, 373-3700.

Friday, 9/23

Tribute to Sen. George J. Mitchell, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, Mariner’s Church, 386 Fore St., Portland, featuring guests Sen. Mitchel and U.S. Reps. Michael Michaud and Chellie Pingree, RSVP/tickets, Rick Redmond, rredmond@mainedems.org or 622-6233 ext. 114.

Time Pilots concert, benefits Portland Police Department’s Rape Aggression Defense training class, 7 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., $25 at the door.

Saturday 9/24

Juggling Brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy, 7 p.m., Osha Hall, Maine College of Art, suggested donation $5-$15, benefits Nagaloka Buddhist Center, 54 York St., Portland, FMI, Dharmasuri, 329-8041 or dharmasuri@gmail.com.

E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Scarborough Public Works, Washington Ave., Scarborough, $2 per item donation for all e-waste, no large kitchen appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, fluorescent bulbs or mercury-bearing items accepted, benefits Scarborough Rotary Club scholarships, FMI, John Murphy, 883-4327.

South Freeport Church Fall Festival, flea market 8 a.m.-3 p.m., BBQ dinner 5-7:30 p.m., 98 South Freeport Road, $15 advance, $18 door, table rental $25, Wendy Whitacre, 807-2120.

Sunday 9/25

Walk to benefit Arthritis Foundation, registration 9 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m., Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, dogs welcome, FMI, 603-224-9322.

Bulletin Board 

Wednesday 9/14

The Dirigo Unit of Parliamentarians meeting, 10 a.m., Norway Bank, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI, 784-8002 or 774-5128, all welcome.

Thursday, 9/15

Gen44 KickOff, 7-10 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Gen44 is a political group working toward the re-election of Barack Obama, $10 tickets, or $44 for chance to see first lady Michelle Obama’s Portland visit Sept. 30.

Ice Cream Social with the Cumberland Historical Society, 7 p.m., Red Schoolhouse, 4A Blanchard Road, free, open to all, donations accepted, FMI, Carolyn Small, 415-4589.

ReVision Energy Home Tour, 6 p.m., residence of Elizabeth Ehrenfeld, 6 Shoreline Dr., Falmouth. This is a chance to see two solar energy technologies at work and to have an expert from ReVision Energy answer any questions about renewable energy. Free and open to all.

Saturday 9/17

Meet the Breeds Showcase, hosted by Vacationland Dog Club and York County Kennel Club of Maine, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, Tractor Supply Co., US Route 1, Scarborough, FMI, Pauline Goodwin, 324-5400, akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm.

Annual Moon Festival, hosted by Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine, 5-7:30 p.m., potluck meal, Chinese moon cakes, live performances, Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, cafammaine.org.

Passport Day in the USA, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, FMI, travel.state.gov, 1-877-487-2778.

Sunday 9/18

Apple Festival, 1-4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, FMI, 829-3644.

Tuesday 9/20

Civic Center Finance Committee Meeting, 12 p.m., Civic Center, FMI, Roberta Wright, 775-3481 ext. 308.

Wednesday 9/21

Cumberland County Extension Association, annual meeting, 6 p.m., UMaine Relgional Learning Center, Falmouth, Pie Bake-Off open to all, FMI, 781-6099 or extension.cumberland@maine.edu.

Thursday 9/22

157th Annual Dinner and Community Leadership Awards, The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5-9 p.m., Holiday in by the Bay, Portland, speaker Harold Pacios of Prety Flaherty, FMI or to register, portlandregion.com.

Friday 9/23

Natural Resources Council of Maine, annual meeting, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM, Sen. George J. Mitchell to deliver keynote address on “Finding Common Ground to Protect our Planet,” free, open to all, FMI visit nrcm.org.

Ongoing

Bridges for Peace Vigil, Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.

Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill St., Yarmouth, 846-0783.

Cumberland County Tea Party Meetings, 2 p.m. Sundays, open to public, American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, Marie Doucette, 284-7032 or 229-3516.

The Food Share, held by First Baptist Church Food Ministry, perishable food items available every Sunday from 5-6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, enter at side door on Center St., Meagan, 846-3087.

The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.

Cribbage Night, Scarborough Lions Club, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, free, open to the public, Lions’ den, 273 Gorham Road, across from Sam’s Club, Scarborough, 650-3644.

Portland Republican City Committee Monthly Meetings, fourth Monday of each month, FMI, portlandcitygop.com.

Yarmouth Central Men’s Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.

Call for Volunteers

Meals on Wheels, Portland/Westbrook, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound 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.

Saturday 9/17

Blanket Making Day for Project Linus, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., blanket materials provided, bring sewing machine, pins, scissors, white thread, replacement needles, extension cord; knitters and crocheters welcome, yarn provided, Williston-Immanual United Church, 156 High St., Portland, Linda Riddell, LKRiddell@myfairpoint.net, Nancy Matthews nancyrmathews2@aol.com.

“Maine Buddy Program Training,” hosted by Cancer Community Center, seeking cancer survivors and co-survivors for volunteer program supporting individuals with cancer, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. training, free, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, must preregister, Jani Darak-Druck, 774-2200 or jani@CancerCommunityCenter.org.  

Common Good Day, Bowdoin College, opportunities to volunteer for students and members of the public include train maintenance, coastline cleanup, more, FMI, Aileen Tschiderer, 798-4191, atschide@bowdoin.edu.

Monday 9/19

Volunteer training and train ride, 9-11 a.m., Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, FMI, Christina Aliquo, 828-0814, volunteers@mainenarrowgauge.org.

Wednesday 9/21

Open House, for potential Trauma Intervention Program volunteers, 6:30-9 p.m., Community Counseling Center, 165 Lancaster St., Portland, FMI, Leslie Skillin-Calder, 553-9311, skill@commcc.org.

Friday 9/23

Blood drive, 10 a.m-3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, Portland.

Ongoing

ActionBasedCare.org 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 kledoux@allegiancehospice.com.

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. 105.

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 compassinfo@maine.rr.com.

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 aherr@umext.maine.edu.

Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one to two hours a day, 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+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 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 info@freeporthistorialsociety.org.

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 Puppy Raisers, Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks-16 months, free training, support, Pat Webber, pwewbber@wildblue.net, 338-5520.

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

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

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

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

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 nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668, skincheck.org.

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers, contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or skahanm@mercyme.com.

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

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 1-800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or smac@maineaudubon.org.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; aherr@umext.maine.edu, 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.

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

Dining Out

Thursday 9/15

Jewish Food Festival and Cook-Off!, hosted by Jewish Community Alliance, open to the community, 5:30-7:30 p.m., by donation, Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, FMI, Samantha Johnson, 772-1959.

Saturday 9/17

Community Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults/ $4 ages 12 and under, Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 781-3413, falmouthcongregationalchurch.org.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, $7 or $16 for the whole family.

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, U.S. Route 1, $7 adults, $3 children.

Friday 9/23

Roast Beef Dinner, hosted by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, noon, Cummings Center, 134 Congress St., Suite 2, make reservations before Sept. 20, 878-3285, $5/seniors, $7/people under 60.

Saturday 9/24

“Bean Hole” Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. $7 adults, $3 children 12 and younger, FMI, 883-6540.

Ongoing

Haddock Chowder Lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Jazz Dinner Buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/ $12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough, ptcmaine.com.

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@smary.org.

Summer Sunday Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, through summer, Cafe Cambridge, 740 Broadway, South Portland, 899-1884, cambridgecoffeebar.com.

Gardens & Outdoors

Sunday 9/18

Portland Walks for Peace, 2 p.m., Back Cove, begins at Preble Street parking lot across from Hannaford, free, donations welcome, FMI, Friends School of Portland, 781-6321.

Monday 9/19

Scarborough Garden Club meeting, 12 p.m., St. Nicholas Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, FMI, 510-1514.

Tuesday 9/20

Foreside Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Falmouth Library, master mason Matthew Carter, guest speaker, free, open to all.

Ongoing

Cumberland Farmers Market Assoc. Summer Markets: Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, US Route 1, Falmouth; Fridays, 10am – 12:15 p.m. Cricket Hunt School, U.S. Route 1, Freeport, and 2-5:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Campus, Coyote Parking Lot, Freeport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, all markets rain or shine, FMI, cumberlandfarmersmarket.org.

Eastern Cemetery History Tours, led by Spirits Alive, 1:30-3 p.m., Sundays through October, meet at Congress Street gate at 1:15 p.m., $7 adults, $4 senior, ages 12 and under free, cash only, canceled if rain, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, spiritsalive.org.

Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member, $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, open daily for self-guided tours, visits to barn and pastures, community gardens, trail walks, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 9/14

“A Chemical Reaction” film screening, followed by Q&A session with “safe lawns” advocate Paul Tukey, 6:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library.

Thursday 9/15

“The Greek Economic Crisis,” talk by Professor Irwin Novak, 4 p.m., free, open to public, Room 133, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, presented by the Hellenic Society of Maine, 892-9831.

Green Tea Breakfast: Portland Business Challenge & Green Commuting, 7:45-9 a.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, $8/members, $15/public.

Friday 9/16

Constitution Day Lecture, by Professor Margaret Burnham, “Public Memory and the Civil Rights Era: Cold Cases, Truth Projects, Apologies and Monuments,” hosted by University of Maine School of Law, 12:10-1:10 p.m., free, open to the public, Moot Court Room, School of Law, Deering Ave., Portland, 780-4344.

Monday 9/19

Civil War Photographs, An Illustrated Discussion of Maine’s Soldiers and Veterans, 7:30 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, part of Yarmouth Historical Society’s lecture series, $3 members, $5 general public, FMI, 846-6259 or info@yarmouthmehistory.org.

Tuesday 9/20

Investment Perspective Seminar, hosted by Jim O’Clair, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, 5:30 p.m., free, Edward Jones, 94 Auburn St., Suite 209, Portland, seating limited, call Chris 797-4104 by Sept. 19.

Wednesday 9/21

Lecture on positivity, with Lisa Clement, 7-8 p.m., Meadow Wind, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, register by email, lisa@fiddleheadinteriors.com.

Saturday 9/24

Single-Sort Recycling Festival, 8:30-11:30 a.m., recycling plant, 64 Blueberry Drive, Portland, free and open to all, FMI visit ecomaine.org or womenoutworking.com.

Sunday 9/25

College Fair, 1-3 p.m., Costello Sports Complex, USM’s Gorham Campus, free, open to all prospective students, FMI, 780-5670.

Ongoing

Acculturation Training for Immigrants by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.

Business Workshops, Women’s Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online; for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail sll@ceimaine.org.

Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.

“Judaism for the Curious,” every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.

French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or immersionprograms.com.

Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.

The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or tellingroom.org.

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.

Health & Support

“Legs for Life,” free vascular disease screenings for August and September, hosted by Vascular & Interventional Physicians of Spectrum Medical Group, 84 Marginal Way, Suite 985, Portland, call for an appointment, 347-2660. 

Brunswick free blood pressure clinics; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 16, People Plus, 35 Union St.; 10 a.m-noon Sept. 21, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 84 Union St.; 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 23, Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace. Rides  available though People Plus VTN Program, 729-0757, FMI, CHANS Home Health Care, 729-6782.

Wednesday 9/14

Stress Relief, BodyTalk Presentation led by Alison van Zandbergen, 6:30-7:45 p.m., $20 door/ $15 advance, 202 U.S. Route 1, Foreside Place, Suite 203, Falmouth, mail advance registration to BodyTalk Healthcare LLC, 94 Brook Road, Falmouth, FMI, bodytalkhealthcare.com.

Fall 6-Week Grief Support Group,
hosted by VNA Home Health & Hospice, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, Linda Hopkins, 400-8714, hopkinsl@vnahomehealth.org.

Thursday 9/15

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

Saturday 9/17

Brain Tumor Family Caregiver Workshop, hosted by Maine Medical Center’s Neuroscience and Cancer Institutes, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., free, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, register, mmc.org/neuroevents or call Jill, 662-1509.  

Sunday 9/18

Maine Essential Tremor Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., MMC Scarborough Learning Resource Center, FMI, 510-1402, essentialtremor.org.  

Monday 9/19

“Ruling Your World” meditation instruction, group practice and discussion of book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, 5 Mondays beginning Monday Sept. 19, 6:15-8 p.m., $30, Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, 97 Newbury St., Portland, FMI, register shambalabp.org.

Wednesday 9/21

Raw Food Preparation Class, 12:30 p.m., Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport, $7, FMI, 865-9600.

For Better Health Workshop, 2:30-5 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, information/assistance on dealing with chronic health conditions, $10 donation, FMI 1-800-400-6325.

Funeral Pre-Planning program, 1-2 p.m., Plummer-Motz School, Falmouth, Jane Mullen, guest speaker. Registration required through Falmouth Community Programs, 781-5253 ext. 5324.

Thursday 9/22

Girl Scout Dropout Launch Party, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Grace restaurant. For women and men who “embrace their rebellious spirits.” Supports the Irreverent Widow Project. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and giveaways. Space is limited. FMI or to RSVP, email info@girlscoutdropout.com.

Ongoing

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, dbaillargeon@maine.rr.com, 879-4373.

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

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

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

Drop-In Bereavement Support Group, facilitated by Carol Schoneberg of Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30-7 p.m., free, first Wednesday of the month, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651, or cschoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.

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 info@divorceperspectives.org.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free Twelve-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia, foodaddicts.org, 775-2132.

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 Ave., Portland, gpmomc.org.

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 Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, HopeHealing.org.

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, namiportland@gmail.com.

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; 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., oamaine.org.

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

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, center open to people of all faiths, Ashok, analamalapu@hotmail.com, 772-6898.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just for Seniors

Thursday 9/15

AARP Driver Safety Classes, for drivers age 50 and older, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., AARP State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, $12 members, $14 general public, register, John Hammon, 655-4943; space is limited.

Sunday 9/18

Retirement home open house, 2-4 p.m, OceanView at Falmouth, 20 Blueberry Lane, walking and van tours, music, door prizes, refreshments, FMI, 781-4460.

Tuesday 9/20

AARP Chapter 228 Greater Portland Area meeting, 11 a.m., North Deering Congregational Church, Portland, guest speaker, Maine “Survivor” winner Bob Crowley, $8, RSVP, 799-7926.

Ongoing

Bingo at Hillcrest, Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.

Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Basics Fitness Center, 380 Western Ave., South Portland, 774-3536

Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.

PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or propeople.org.

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.

Senior Breakfast Community Meals, hosted by Wayside Food Programs and the West End Neighborhood Association, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free for seniors, must sign in, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, wenamaine.org.

Senior drop-in center, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Salvation Army Senior Center, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6304.

Yarmouth Seniors, second Wednesday, home-cooked meal and fellowship, 12 p.m. lunch, guest speaker follows, Community House, East Main St., Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

Wednesday 9/14   

Independent High School Fair, hosted by Breakwater School, 6-8 p.m., admissions officers from day and boarding schools throughout New England, free admission, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, 772-8689, list of participating schools at breakwaterschool.org.

Thursday 9/15

Cub Scouts information meeting, 6-7 p.m., Morse Street School, Freeport, FMI, Scott Frank, 688-4271 or Lynne Proctor, 751-7104.

Saturday 9/17

Dog Day 4 at Skyline Farm: “Kids and Dogs!” theme, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 admission/ $5 ages 16 and under, attending dogs welcome on non-retractable leash, rain date Sept. 18, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org.

Family Fun Day, hosted by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 730-2389, madhorse.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids at various clubhouse locations: 12-3 p.m., 277 Cumberland Avenue; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sagamore Village Clubhouse, 21 Popham St., Portland; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., South Portland Clubhouse, 169 Broadway; games, special guests, food, more, FMI, 874-1069 ext. 227.

Thursday 9/22

Free online conference for seniors, “Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors,” 8 p.m., overview of elder law issues, powers of attorney, informed consent and guardianship, advance directives, will and trusts, presented by attorney Joseph T. Monahan, registration required, visit privatedutyhomecare.org.

Saturday 9/24

Games at the Library, 1-3 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, for ages 8 and older. Kids can try their hand at the library’s new Nintendo Wii, FMI 781-2351.

Sunday 9/25

North Yarmouth Family Triathlon, 2 p.m., starting at Wescustogo Park, Route 231; 2-mile paddle down Royal River, 1-mile run and 1-mile bicycle leg, individuals/teams welcome, $15/team, T-shirts (limited supply) $10, FMI, 829-6396 or jfaunce@maine.rr.com.

Ongoing

Bayside Neighborhood Programs, Monday girls group 3:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.

Children’s Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.

Falmouth Memorial Library, Books with Babies, story-time and sing-along, 4 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Fridays, ages birth to age 3; preschool storytime, ages 3-5 and caregiver, 10 a.m. Thursdays, no registration required; Story and Craft times for ages 5 and older, 4 p.m. second Wednesdays, preregistration required; Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.

Scarborough Public Library Story Times, call for times, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Greenlight Studio, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland, greenlight-studio.com, info@greenlight-studio.com.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven days a week, $1 children 3-12, adults $2; 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.

Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.

Scarborough Public Library Children’s Programs: Baby Tuesdays 11-11:30 a.m., newborns to 18 months; Toddler Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 18 months and older with an adult; Monthly First Tuesday Pajamarama 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 3-8; Third Sunday Social, 1:30-3 p.m., grades 3-6; Registration required for Sunday Socials only, sign up by phone 883-4723 ext. 3, all events are free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, scarborough.library.me.us.

Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3; 874-1030.

Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.

Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Teen After Hours, Portland Public Library, for teens only, first Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., hang out, play video games, watch movies, use computers, peruse teen-oriented books, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, in collaboration with the Portland Police Department, FMI, Justin Hoenke, teen librarian, 871-1700, ext. 772.

Mid Coast

Benefits

Sunday 9/18

Downtown Brunswick Heartwalk, American Heart Association, 8 a.m. registration and warm up, 8:30 walk, Brunswick Visitor Center and Railroad Station, to register a team, call 800-937-0944 or visit centralmaineheartwalk.org.

Ongoing

Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10% of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.

Bulletin Board

Veterans Benefits Assistance, third Tuesday of each month, forms, information on obtaining benefits, free, appointment required, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Saturday 9/17

Scrapbooking for Special Olympics, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., all welcome, Five County Credit Union, 765 Washington St., Bath, rroy@fivecounty.com for information and sign-up.

PeaceWorks Brunswick 10 Anniversary Celebration, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, $15, music by the Shavarsh Kesh Ensemble, dancing led by Marie Wendt, food provided, RSVP, 725-7675.

Saturday 9/24

Informal Music, Worship & Community Sharing, 6:30 p.m., Library Park Gazebo, sponsored by the Bath United Methodist Church, all welcome, bring  donation of a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Bath Community Food Pantry.

Ongoing

Aging Workers Inititiative of Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., holds classes/forums for those over 55; if interested in short-term certificate training in certain fields contact Barry Peaco, 319-8436, Barry.Peaco@goodwillnne.org; FMI, visit seasonedworkforce.com.

Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

First Light Camera Club, 21st year, new members welcome, open to photographers of all skill levels, twice-monthly programs, lectures, demos, field trips, critique nights, more, meetings second and fourth Thurs., Sept.-May, 7-8:30 p.m., Midcoast Senior Center Community Room, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, FMI, firstlightcc.com, Jill Lorom, 841-7822.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking, mcac-iaap.org/index.

Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member’s child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.

Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

NARFE Merrymeeting Chapter 1796, National Active and Retired Employees Association, meeting every third Thursday of the month (except July/August), 11:15 a.m., The Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Bath, membership/information, Chuck Hanson, 677-2367 or Anne Philippon, 725-2425.

Small Business Saturday in downtown Brunswick, first Saturday of every month, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., approximately 30 businesses participating, visit 10 businesses to collect stamps and be eligible to win prizes, brunswickdowntown.org.

Veterans Benefits Assistance, third Tuesday of each month, forms, information on obtaining benefits, free, appointment required, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

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

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

Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.

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.

Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.

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 michele@habitat7rivers.org.

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, mainehometohome.org.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, planning committee volunteers needed to organize the 16th annual walk in Brunswick, October 16, at the Town Mall Gazebo, contact Crystal Derocher, crystal.derocher@cancer.org, 373-3719.

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, 373-369

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit greatstateofmaineairshow.us or call 725-9701.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 9/17

Fall Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., $7.50 adults, $3.50 kids under 12, 443-4707.

Sunday 9/18

Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, suggested donation $6 adults, $3 kids under 12, families with children under 12 pay $15 maximum.

Thursday 9/22

Snowbird Dinner, for seasonal residents gearing up to head to warmer climates for the winter, menu dependent on number registered, FMI or to register, Joe Hahn, 751-9364.

Ongoing

Public Breakfast Buffet, third Sunday of the month, 7:30-10 a.m., suggested donation, $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $15 max, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, Bob Turcotte, 443-6015.

Gardens and Outdoors

Ongoing

Cathance River Educational Alliance, series for adults, “CREA Adult Class” 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – noon, the Ecology Center, Cathance River Nature Preserve, Topsham; “Ecology Lecture Series,” last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Topsham Public Library; 12 participants, cost per class, $15 members/ $20 non-members, register, creamaine.org, click on “Programs,” 798-1913 or e-mail cathanced@gwi.net.

Topsham Garden Club, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. speaker and business meeting; call Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675 for location and membership info; new members/guests always welcome; mainegardenclubs.org (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 9/14

Consumer-Fraud Protection Workshop, 5:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, free and open to all, FMI, Ellen Hawkins, 725-5242 ext. 216, ehawkins@curtislibrary.com.

Thursday 9/15

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table, “The Battle of Wilson’s Creek,” lecture by Dick Simpson, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

“Civility in a Troubled Economy,” lecture by National Endowment for the Humanities chairman, James Leach, 4:30 p.m., free, Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, FMI 725-3820.

Saturday 9/17

“Midnight Explore,” Mysterious Destinations team seeks paranormal evidence at Winter Street Center, equipment and training provided to guests, bring camera/flashlights, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., $35/person, portion of proceeds benefit Winter Street Center, FMI, 380-4677, mysteriousdestinations@gmail.com.

Wednesday 9/21

Art lecture by Professor Pamela Fletcher, “Modernism and the Nude: Changes in Thinking in the Nude and Gender,” meeting of AAUW, 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, Brunswick, FMI, 729-0685.

Ongoing

ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

ESOL, English as a Second Language classes, free, Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m., basics of English and class trips to learn about Maine, to register or FMI, 729-7323 ext. 1, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, Michael Myers, myersm@link75.org.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking, mcac-iaap.org/index.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting and speaker, every third Thursday, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.

Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

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

University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.

Wife of Bath hosts monthly day-long creative writing retreats, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $25, Linden Tree Meeting House, Phippsburg Congregational Church UCC, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, month-by-month or pre-register, 751-2414, editor@wifeofbath.net, visit wifeofbath.net.

Health & Support

Tuesday 9/20

Light Body Free Healing Clinic, 12-5:30 p.m., People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick, open to all, donations benefit programs at the center and at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, FMI, Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy, 729-1164.

Respite Dementia Panel, monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., free, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, 729-0475.

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

Bath-Brunswick Prostate Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital conference room, across from the cafeteria. Dr. Sujata Mukhopadhyay will speak about diagnosis of prostate cancer. Free and open to all.

Ongoing

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, jloney@midcoasthealth.com.

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.

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.

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, celebraterecovery.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 amanda@meadowdance.org.

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., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast 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 nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

Just for Seniors

Ongoing

Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Chair Yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@spectrumgenerations.org.

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff

Thursday 9/15

Girl Scouts information meeting, 6-7 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Brunswick, FMI, 772-1177.

Saturday 9/17

Family Arts Festival, Brunswick Town Mall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free, donations welcome, sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, info@fiveriversartsalliance. org, Harriet Mosher, 798-6964.

Ongoing

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for “Littles,” girls ages 6-14 that live in single parent homes to participate in “The Big and Little” program, a mentoring program that matches a child with an adult community mentor (Big Sister) in a one-on-one friendship. There are Big Sisters currently waiting to be matched with Littles. Please Contact Aurora Joseph, Match Support Specialist, 729-7736 or community@bbbsbathbrun.org to enroll your daughter.

Brunswick Teen Center at People Plus, an after school and summer drop in program for area youth in grades 6-12, free membership, safe and fun environment with pool, ping pong, snacks, video games, movies, crafts and more, Mon-Thurs. 2:30-5:30 p.m., call for vacation and summer hours, 35 Union St. Brunswick, 721-0754.

Kids’ Classics at Dreamland Theater, film series for children and young teens, second Sunday of the month, October through May, 2 p.m., free, donations suggested, Sagadahoc Preservation Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, for schedule, visit sagadahocpreservation.org.

Morning Storytelling, monthly, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O’Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, information, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.

The Park introduces The Community Session, last Wednesday of each month, 3-6 p.m., free, skating, biking, lobby games, equipment rental; all ages, but parent must sign waiver for kids under 18, The Park, 26 Summer St., Bath, 443-8900, bathyouthmeetinghouse.com.

 

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