Community Calendar: Sept. 21

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Greater Portland

Benefits

Saturday 9/24

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Greater Portland, 3-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. at Payson Park, 755 Baxter Blvd., Portland, http://bit.ly/2aV6nPQ.

Friday 9/30

Tuxes & Tutus, 7-11 p.m., DiMillos restaurant, Portland. Tickets $30 at eventbrite.com, benefits Maine Cancer Foundation. Silent auction, live music, light eats and beverages.

“Living A Life of Joy,” internationally known doctor Patch Adams, 6:30 p.m., USM’s Hannaford Hall, to benefit Northeast Hearing & Speech. Tickets $40/$75 at nehearingandspeech.org/events, the office at 75 West Commercial St., Portland, or 874-1065.

Books/Authors

LGBTQ Teen Book Group, Portland Public Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m., third Saturdays. Sept. 17: “The Abyss Surrounds Us”; Oct. 15: “Afterworlds”; Nov. 11: “The Rest of Us Just Live Here”; Dec. 17: “Fat Angie.”

Fall Readers Circle, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, Thursdays Sept. 29-Jan. 26, (except November), free and open to the public, 846-4673.

Thursday 9/29

Readers Circle kick off, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 2016’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Friday 9/30

Gerry Boyle, Maine author of more than a dozen books, 11:30 a.m., lunch, author talk and book signing, South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Call 865-4012 to reserve for $15 by Sept. 28.

Ongoing

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

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

Bulletin Board

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

Saturday 9/24

“30 Years of Saving Cape’s Great Places,” 4-7 p.m., CELT celebration, Old Farm Christmas Place, 1148 Sawyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. BBQ, live music, kids activities, bonfire and s’mores.

Saturday 10/1

“Whole family, Whole Health,” try classes and facilities for free 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at YMCA of Southern Maine’s four locations in Freeport, Portland, Biddeford and New Gloucester, full schedule at ymcaofsouthernmaine.org.

Call for Volunteers

Caring, compassionate hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team for companionship, caregiver respite, and practical non-medical help, with training 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct.11, 18 and 25, contact Beth Simmons, 400-8852 50 Foden Road, South Portland.

Creative Portland and 2 Degrees Portland, volunteers needed until the end of September for Arts and Economic Impact 5 Surveys, part of a nationwide project to measure the impact of arts and culture on local economies, sign up for one-hour slots at http://bit.ly/2bEL9JR.

Monday 9/26 

American Cancer Society Look Good Feel Better trainings for cosmetologists, hair stylists, makeup artists, nail technicians, and aestheticians, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, register through 800-227-2345, cancer.org/volunteer.

 

Ongoing

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192, ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children for a few hours each month, 773-5437, somebigs.org.

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, volunteers, pie bakers, and a sponsor needed for community event Sept. 24, contact Katye at 767-6054, katye@capelandtrust.org.

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

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

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

Hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Contact Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or simmonsb@emhs.org.

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

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

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

Dances

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

4-H Pig Raffle Ticket Sales and Kitchen Food Booth, open daily 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sept. 25- Oct. 1, at Cumberland Fair, 197 Blanchard Road.

Friday 9/23

Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. A la carte pricing for chowder, lobster roll or combo, includes sides, takeout available.

Saturday 9/24

Lobster Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, 1 Wheeler Road, Cape Elizabeth, with corn, potato and blueberry cake. One lobster, $14; two lobsters, $19. Eat in or take out. Hosted by Cape Elizabeth Lions Club.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, three kinds of beans, mac & cheese, breads, homemade pies, adults $8, children, $4.

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport. All-you can-eat includes three kinds of beans, dogs, breads, salads, $9/adults, $4/under 10.

Bean Hole Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church UCC, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, mac & cheese, slaw, $8 adults, $3 children.

Baked Bean and Mac & Cheese Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, three kinds of beans, homemade biscuits and pies, Adults, $8, children, $4.

Health

“Making Music Praying Twice,” nationwide program for parents, grandparents and children to integrate music, prayer and Catholic culture, 10 a.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays Sept. 21-Dec. 8, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

 

Wednesday 9/28

Flu Clinic, 1-4 p.m. Walgreens pharmacy staff will be in the community room at Patten Free Library, Bath. No appointment required.

 

Tuesday 10/4

“Looking Back from the Gate,” reading, book signing and discussion about one couple’s journey through cognitive decline, Sedgewood Common, 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth

Ongoing

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

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

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

Restorative yoga, gentle approach recommended for stress reduction and healing, drop-in class 9-10:15 a.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 22 at The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

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

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

Just for Kids

Farmer for the Morning, 10 a.m., Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 25, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Collect eggs, feed and water animals, $5 per child. Register online at wolfesneckfarm.org.

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

Mucky Monday, play group for ages 5 and younger with an adult, Camp Ketcha Barn, Scarborough. Every Monday until October depending on weather, campketcha.org/events, Rosemary Baker at 883-8977, rbaker@campketcha.org.

Tuesday 9/27

Cub Scout informational meeting, 6 p.m., Falmouth Fire Station, 8 Bucknam Road.

Eat Well Play Hard, last Tuesday of the month starting Sept. 27, 10:30-11 a.m., the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at Portland Public Library. Teaches young chidren about healthy eating and the importance of being active.

Firefighter Story time, 10:15 a.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., for toddlers and preschoolers.

Ongoing

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

Fun & Games, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Pokemon & More, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Fridays; Magic Matches! 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays; Lego Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Lego Club, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, 3:30-4:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month through April. Open play, all Legos provided for children age 5-11, must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:15-11 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays; Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Support

Friday 9/23

“Cry Out,” 7-10 p.m., free simulcast prayer event for women, First Baptist Church, 879 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-4565.

Saturday 9/24

Twilight in the Park, 6:30 p.m., Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Community remembrance hosted by Hospice of Southern Maine celebrates loved ones. To dedicate up to 10 luminaria for $10 each, go to hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/twilight, or call 289-3669.

 

Ongoing

Aging in Place Friendly Visitor program for those 60+ in Cumberland offers weekly visits by a trained volunteer who will provide companionship, with match based on mutual interests. To apply or refer someone: AIP@cumberlandmaine.com, 245-8033.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 p.m., second Wednesday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth, Patricia.Burke@genesishcc.com.

Cancer Community Center, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  774-2200.

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. For adults affected by cancer, their families and friends.

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

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

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program. Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Maximilian Church 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Kimberly, 899-6588; Wednesday, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Roberta, 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi, 838-8991. Visit foodaddicts.org or call contact to confirm meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

Living with Cancer, 10-11:30 a.m., fourth Thursday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, for patients and families coping with any kind of cancer at any point in their journey.

Look Good … Feel Better with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, help with wigs, makeup, self-esteem, cancercommunitycenter.org. Free.

Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one, peer support from trained volunteers for adults dealing with cancer, CancerCommunityCenter.org,  774-2200.

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

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 WEST Campus Drive, Scarborough. Survivors available from diagnosis, during and after hospital stays; visits can be in person, by phone or email, 523-0883 or robynshaw13@icloud.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Tea and Talk, 9:30-11 a.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Rd., second Thursday of the month for residents, 829-2208 or cstennett@cumberlandmaine.com.

Tender Living Care, for families facing serious illness, will resume Sept. 12 and meet every Monday at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216 or cgc@cgcmaine.org.

The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer support groups for children ages 3-18, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widow/widowers/partners resume Sept. 12 at 555 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-5216, cgc@cgcmaine.org.

Together With Alzheimer’s, drop-in support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St. Yarmouth, ezine@catherinegentile.com.

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

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd. Open to the public, registration not required.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland. Call Sara Asch at 775-5216 to register.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Farm Fields and Livestock Tour, 1 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 25, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, $5. Organic dairy, chickens,  vegetable fields, learn how new farmers are trained. Recommended for young adults and adults, register online at wolfesneckfarm.org.

Freeport Trail Challenge, for people of all ages to hike four trails in September and October, with prizes if completing all. Passports available at Town Hall, Historical Society and Community Center, or on Facebook or Instagram, freeportconservationtrust.org.

Hay Wagon Rides at Wolfe’s Neck FarmBig Red Barn at 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Saturdays & Sundays through Sept. 25. Runs every 30 minutes from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., $3 per person for a 15-minute ride; chaperone required, wolfesneckfarm.org.

Eastern Cemetery, Portland, tours 11 a.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 16. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, under 12 free. Private tours available, spiritsalive.org/tours/index.htm.

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

Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St.: Sept. 28, noon-1 p.m., Lunch Bytes: “Social Media Marketing. Changes in Social Media Platforms”; Sept. 29, noon-1:30 p.m., “Email Marketing: Making Yours More Effective.” Free with online registration at scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday 9/22

“How to Forecast Revenue & Growth for your Business: Learn to project cash flow,” Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., 6-9 p.m. Free with online registration at scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Friday 9/23

The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, Abromson Center at The University of Southern Maine, Portland, details at agentsofchangecon.com/speakers-agenda/.

Dr. John M. Rosene,associate clinical professor in the Exercise and Sports Performance Department at the University of New England, noon-1 p.m., Scarborough Kiwanis Club weekly meeting at the Egg and I, 183 US Route One. Guests welcome, $14 charge for meal, scarboroughkiwanis.org.

Saturday 9/24

Artsy Afternoons, 1-3 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Adult craft time, create decoupage candle holder. Pre-registration required through 767-7660 or at the circulation desk.

Saturday 10/1

Family Discovery Walk, 1:30-3 p.m., hosted by Scarborough Land Trust at Fuller Farm on Broadturn Road. Led by wildlife biologist, includes refreshments and scavenger hunt. Download free trail maps at scarboroughlandtrust.org.

Monday 10/5

Hiking the Appalachian Trail, 7 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Part of the Wednesday Wisdom Series, $5 donation suggested, all welcome.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Essentials of College Planning for Adults, 10 a.m. Tuesdays by appointment, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland. Register with Randi Paine at 800-281-3703.

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

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

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

Technology Tutoring, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, one-on-one computer help in reserved half hour sessions 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30-2 p.m. Fridays.

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

Mid-Coast

Benefits

Saturday 9/24

Fight Back Festival:Walk, Run, Bike, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, benefits Cancer Community Center in Scarborough, crowdrise.com/fightbackfestival2016.

Sunday 9/25

Shipbuilders’ Scramble, benefits Morse All Sports Boosters, Bath Golf Club, 10 a.m. shotgun start, $280/foursome, $70/person, prizes, contests, assistance packages, contact Traci Footer at btfooter@comcast.net, 837-8041.

Saturday 10/8

Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., $20 before Oct. 7 at runsignup.com or bathrotary.org; $25 race day, students 18 & under $10. Groups welcome. Cash prizes, msawyer@pfbf.com, 371-8002.

Books/Authors

Friends’ Book SaleTopsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Friends preview 5-7 p.m. Sept. 23, memberships available; public sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 24 & 25;$3 Brown Bag Sale 10-2 p.m. Sunday.

The Joy of the Pen, submissions accepted until Oct. 1 for Maine amateur and professional writers of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, Maine-related nonfiction and teen. Enter at joyofthepen.topshamlibrary.org.

Tuesday 9/20

“Cold Hard News,” by Maureen Milliken, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Ongoing

Great Books, 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturday, The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus purchased from Great Books Foundation. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Bulletin Board
 
Wings of Freedom Tour aviation display, Sept. 21-23, Brunswick Executive Airport, Flight Level Aviation, 15 Terminal Road, rare opportunity to visit and explore rare planes, $12/adults, $6/kids under 12.

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

Families Can Active Parenting Program, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath. For parents of children ages 5-12, with free program, childcare and dinner. To register call 442-7963, ext. 230.

Saturday 9/24

Brunswick International Fly-In, pancake breakfast, tours of TechPlace, open to the public 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to view aircraft, mrra.us/events/952/brunswick-international-fly-in/.

Sunday 10/2

Coin & Stamp Show, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Exhibition Hall, Topsham Fairgrounds, free admission, hourly door prizes, silent auction.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Call for Volunteers
 
Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home To Home is looking for volunteers to help parents with the exchange of their children at Mid Coast Hospital, in Brunswick. Designated exchange times range from a half hour to two hours, four days a week; training provided,  837-4894 or programcoordinator@mainehometohome.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dances

Tuesday 10/4 

SAGE Square Dance, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. Experience not necessary, casual dress, 939-0412, sage.squaredanceme.us.

Ongoing

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

Dining Out

Saturday 9/24

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, three kinds of beans, clam casserole, mac  & cheese, adults, $8, children, $4.

Health

Tuesday 9/27

Walk the labyrinth, noon-7 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC – Brunswick, 9 Cleaveland St., allows the mind to relax while breath and body settle into a comfortable pace, labyrinth@firstparish.net, 729-7331, firstparish.net/labyrinth/.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Explore meditation in the Buddhist tradition, suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Suggested donation $10, but all welcome.

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

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

Just for Kids

Baby & Me10 a.m. Thursdays for 15-20 minutes with songs, action rhymes, and board books for birth to 23 months, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for 20-30 minutes with music, dance and action rhymes, for 2-years-olds and their grown ups, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays for 30-45 minutes, with songs, dance, instruments, action rhymes for ages 3-5, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Friday 9/23

Conspiracy Draft, 4-8 p.m., for Magic Card enthusiasts in grades 7-12, Patten Free Library, Bath, new players welcome, contact Jordan at 443-5141, ext. 25, rjordan@patten.lib.me.us.

Friday 9/30 

Girl Scouts of Maine Girls’ Night Out, for potential members and volunteers, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Bath, girlscoutsofmaine.org, 888-922-4763.

Support

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, 10-week support group begins this fall in the Brunswick area for female survivors of any type of sexual violence, must attend pre-group meeting, 725-2181.

Tuesday 10/4

Coffee & Conversation drop-in group for people living with M.S., their friends and family, 10:30-noon, first Tuesday, Handy’s Market, 367 Main St., Yarmouth. Sponsored by the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CafAndConYar@gmail.com.

Ongoing

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

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

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in 6-6:40 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick. Meeting follows,  729-6400.

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

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

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

WIC Program, free nutritional service for income-eligible families. Provides food, formula, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to age 5. Mid-Coast residents can call Maine Community Action at 800-221-2221 and ask for WIC.

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

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

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Free Monthly Speaker Series, 7-8:30 p.m., The Neighborhood United Church of Christ, 798 Washington St., Bath. Oct. 19: conservationist Jack Witham, 751-6556.

Career Planning Class by New Ventures Maine, Brunswick, free five-week class noon-2:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, Orion Hall at the University College of Bath/Brunswick at 12 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing. Free but registration required through 386-1664, erica.quineaster@maine.edu, newventuresmaine.org.

Mediation Training program by VOANNE Community Mediation Services and The Opportunity Alliance, register by Oct. 7 for fall classes in Topsham, voanne.org/pdf_files/mediation-10-2016.

Merrymeeting Bay fall adult education classes, for a full list of offerings, see merrymeeting.org or call 729-7323.

Pejepscot Historical Society Walking Tours, 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18: Topsham’s Lower Village; 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25: Pennellville. Admission $5; free for members. Register by noon the previous Friday though 729-6606.

Saturday 9/24

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine, info/prescreening, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Must live or work in Sagadahoc/ Lincoln Counties or Brunswick or Harpswell, reserve at 504-9335 or michele@habitat7rivers.org.

Pond Walk and Talk Workshop, focused on pond planning, construction and maintenance, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Topsham Public Safety building, 100 Main St., $10 fee with form at androscogginswcd.org.

Tuesday 9/27

“Ranked Choice Voting,” 6 p.m., presented by FairVote Maine at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Wednesday 9/28

“Life in Balance: Lessons from Classical Chinese Medicine,”6:45 p.m., second Floor, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, free and open to the public.

Sunday 10/2

Historical Walk through Topsham’s oldest known cemetery, 1 p.m., Middlesex Road near Cathance Road. Space is limited, pre-register for $3 through topshamhistorical@gmail.com, or $5 day of event.

Tuesday 10/4

Town Matters: Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund, 3:30 p.m.,  Thornton Oaks,  25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. BASAF, provides scholarships to students from Brunswick, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham.

Ongoing

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

Computer Boot Campby appointment daily 8:30-9:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, mainecareercenter.com, 621-5009.

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

New Ventures Maine, programs for career, business and financial education. Classes and workshops at no charge, in-person and online options. 386-1664, newventuresmaine.org.

Rain or Shine Club, free weekly family friendly walks Thursdays at 10 a.m., guided by Royal River Conservation Trust, 215-8315.

Smart investing@your library workshops, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; list at curtismoney.com.

Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, career counseling, classes, support, mainecareercenter.com, 373-4000.

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