Dine Around the World Food & Wine Tasting Extravaganza, to benefit Gary's House, $40, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets, Lana Wescott-Plourde, 400-7169 or WescottL@MercyMe.com.
Valentine's Day Canine Cocktail Party and Dog Kissing Contest, to benefit Planet Dog Foundation canine service programs, 6-7:30 p.m., $5 entry free, Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, Ken Hahn, Planet Dog Company Store, 347-8606, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love at First Sip, wine tasting event with appetizers, music, to benefit Hour Exchange Portland, 6-8 p.m., $25, The Freeport Cabaret, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets, HourExchangePortland.org or brownpapertickets.com/event/53097.
Pancake Breakfast, to benefit Reinhard family member brain surgery, 7:30-10:30 a.m., $6 adult/$4 child, West Cumberland Methodist Church, 100 Lower Methodist Road, Cumberland, 829-4366.
Something Like Love 2009, annual MENSK benefit with members from Rustic Overtones, Pete Kilpatrick, and dozens of other Portland musicians, $8 advance/$10 door, 21+, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, tickets, all Bull Moose Music locations and brownpapertickets.com, mensk.cc or Spencer Albee, 553-0426.
Benefit Concert for Kayanet Children's Home in Eldoret, Kenya, with Casco Bay Tummlers, Branach celtic flute, Rwandan Jesus First Ministry, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult/$5 child/$25 family, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, sponsored by Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth.
Adoption Information Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tree School, 131 Spring St., Portland, sponsored by Maine Children's Home, 873-6350.
Health Professions Career Fair, with 50+ organizations, 12-4 p.m., Finley Recreation Center, UNE Portland, Cindy Coulson, WCC Career Services, 221-4237 or email@example.com.
Getting to the Middle: Policy Interventions to Restore Middle Class Opportunity, keynote by Ross Eisenbrey, 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $20, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland, sponsored by Maine Center for Economic Policy, 622-7381, mecep.org.
MNGRR Vacation Week Special, daily trains on the hour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through 2/22, $10 adult/$6 ages 3-12, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.
Cooperative Housing Workshop: Learn how to start a housing co-op, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, co-sponsored by Local Sprouts Cooperative and Community Building Collaborative, cooperativemaine.org.
"Laser Fest Week," astronomical laser shows 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.; music laser shows 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., daily through Feb. 21, $5 admission, USM Southworth Planetarium, Portland, 780-4249.
New Gloucester Historical Society Monthly Meeting, presentation on Shaker mills by Br. Arnold Hadd of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 7 p.m., free and open to public, New Gloucester Meetinghouse, next to the Town Hall on U.S. Route 231, New Gloucester, 926-3188.
The Freeport Woman's Club, with guest speaker Harry Blumenthal, "World War II Event, April 11, 1945," 1 p.m., open to public, Freeport Community Library, 688-2238.
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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.
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.
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
Portland's History Docents Training, 10 week free training on local history, architecture, guiding techniques, Thursday mornings, Feb. 19-April 23, Maine Historical Society, register, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, ext. 120.
ActionBasedCare.com needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.
Alzheimer's Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or email@example.com.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-two hours a day, 800-400-6325.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for on-going 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.
Friends of Feral Felines needs volunteers to reduce number of feral cats in Cumberland County and barns/garages to house them, 797-3014.
Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards, Harrington House greeters and docents and project volunteers, 865-3170.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.
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.
The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.
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.
Maine Audubon needs volunteers on weekdays through March to lead nature exploration programs at Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary in Freeport, Fore River sanctuary in Portland, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, Hamilton Sanctuary in West Bath and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, 781-2330, ext. 213, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctor's appointments, 1-800-227-2345.
Valentine's Day Celebration, table d'hote menu, with Bill Byrne Trio, 5-10 p.m., Royal River Grillhouse, 106 Lafayette St., Yarmouth, 846-1226 or RoyalRiverGrillhouse.com.
Valentine's Day Pasta Dinner, $7 adult/$3 child, Williston-West Church, 32 Thomas St., Portland, 774-4060.
Gardens & Outdoors
Family Program: Good Night Nature, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $10/member child, $15/nonmember child, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, register, 781-2330, ext. 215
Weekly Birdwalk, 8 a.m. Thursdays through 2/26, $3 member/$5 nonmember, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, meet in environmental center parking lot, register, 781-2330, ext. 215.
PolarBear 5K Road Race, kick-off event for Tri-Maine's PolarBear Triathlon in May, 9 a.m., start at Peak Performance Multisport, 317 Marginal Way, Portland, Tri-Maine, register, tri-maine.com.
Portland WinteRush 2009, outdoor activities throughout Portland, through Feb. 21, daily schedule, portlandwinterush.com.
Plants Alive in a Cold World, 2 p.m., Winter Nature Programs, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.
Scarborough Garden Club Monthly Meeting, "Basic Flower Arranging," with Nancy Atwell, 1 p.m., free and open to public, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 510-1514.
Windowsill Gardening, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., free, Skillins Greenhouses, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860; 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.
Nature Legends, 2 p.m., Winter Nature Programs, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.
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.
Make Your Own Mittens, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $20 fee and $2 materials fee, bring wool yarn in medium weight and needles U.S. size 5-7, the Little River Farmhouse at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, register, 865-4363.
Marketing & Sales: Attract new customers and retain them, 1- 4 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, register, 772-1147, scoremaine.com.
Bake Your Own Sourdough Bread, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $10 fee and $5 materials fee, barter option available, bring plastic bag/container to take bread home, the Little River Farmhouse at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, register, 865-4363..
Beeswax Candle Making, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $10 fee and $5 materials fee, the Little River Farmhouse at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, register, 865-4363.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
"Women's Hearts: A Better Understanding of its Importance in a Healthy Body," with Dr. Bruce Harvey, 2 p.m., presented by Healthy Body, Fit Mind, 85 E St., second floor, South Portland, 767-4499, HealthyBodyFitMind.com.
"Simply Raw / Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days," Creating Health film series, 6:30 p.m., $10 donation, Kathleen, 699-8949, firstname.lastname@example.org for location in Yarmouth.
Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or email@example.com.
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.
Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland, 594-2801.
National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.
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.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 - 8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
"Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!" 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
Women Ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.
Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.
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.
Just for Seniors
Medicare D Update with Carol Rancourt, The Cedars Community Education Series, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., The Osher Inn Assisted Living Residence, 620 Ocean Ave., Portland, register, 221-7100.
"Navigating Today's Real Estate Market: Smooth sailing into retirement,' 2-4 p.m., Hilltop Lodge Community Room, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, presented by OceanView and Coldwell Banking Specialist, register, 781-4460.
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., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.
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.
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 Street, Yarmouth.
Fiddlehead Sampler Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through 2/20, ages 5-7 and 8-12, $220, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720.
Fairies in February!: A Special Sunday Family Story and Craft Event, fairy costumes encouraged, 2 p.m., South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835, southportlandlibrary.com.
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.
Children's Programs, "Baby Bounces" birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., "Preschool Story Time" ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., "Toddler Tales and Tunes" ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., "Kindertales" ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.
Farmer for the Morning, preschool age program, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 15, $5, Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 or wolfesneckfarm.org.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1, $2 adults, 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.
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.
Valentine Bake Sale, hosted by Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, to benefit health career scholarships, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., MCH Cafe Corridor, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 443-4276.
Bottle Drive, to benefit the BHS Class of '79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund, bring returnables to Don's Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.
Family Valentine's Day Dance, hosted by Saturday Adventures at Huse, 3-5 p.m., free, the Huse School, 39 Andrews Road, Bath, 373-9068 ext. 275 or adventuresathuse.com.
Rabies Plus! Clinic, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., The Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051, coastalhumanesociety.org.
"From Dadaab, Kenya to Lewiston, Maine: A Journey of Hope," stories of Somali refugee survival and resettlement with Ismail Ahmed and Patricia Buck, 7 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, Brunswick, sponsored by Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, 729-0023.
Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
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.
Call for Volunteers
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.
Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network seeks volunteers to visit isolated seniors, volunteers matched according to interest, location and need, play cards, run errands, provide companionship, meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.
Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or email@example.com.
Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 837-4894.
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, 373-3691.
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.
Spectrum Generations, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARP's Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 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.
Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult/$3 child, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, 725-2185.
Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., $6 adult/$3 child/$15 family, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.
Roast Pork Supper, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 4:30-6:30 p.m.,
$7 adult/$3.50 child, 443-4707.
Gardens & Outdoors
"Herb Garden 101," presented by Betsey-Ann Golon, 1 p.m., free and open to public, hosted by Brunswick Park and Garden, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 833-5125.
"Flowers in February" photography show hosted by the Harpswell Garden Club, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Community Building, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Liz Bouve, 833-5647.
In Honor of Charles Darwin: A Fireside Discussion with Dr. Barry Logan, 12-1 p.m., free, Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, cornerstonesofscience.org.
La Tertulia, advanced/native Spanish conversation, 5:30-7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-4279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8, 443-8360.
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.
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.
Health & Support
Audiology Workshop, hosted by Pine Tree Society's Audiology program, 10 a.m., free, Pine Tree Society, 149 Front St., Bath, register, 443-3341.
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.
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.
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 meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.
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.
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 Street, 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
Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Merrymeeting Senior Citizens Club, potluck lunch and program, not affiliated with the church, meets third Tuesday of the month, United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham, 725-7389.
Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble 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.
February Vacation Camp, for children grades K-10, Farley Field House, Bowdoin College, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., through Feb. 20, $140 week/$35 day, camp led by Bowdoin College track team, Coach Slovenski, email@example.com.
Stories by Fireside: for children and families, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. 725-5242, cornerstonesofscience.org.
Winter Crafts, Saturday Adventures at Huse, 1-3 p.m., free, children must be accompanied by an adult, Huse School, 39 Andrews Road, Bath, 373-9068 ext. 275 or adventuresathuse.com.
Morning Storytelling, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O'Rourke, first Wednesdays 10 a.m., for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.