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Community Calendar: April 28 - May 9

Community

Community Calendar: April 28 - May 9

Greater Portland

Benefits

"Flaws for a Cause," sale of usable/less than perfect pots to benefit Cultivating Community, through May 5, Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.

Wednesday 4/28

Johnny Cash Night, Portland bands to play Johnny Cash tribute songs to benefit Prison Literacy Programs, 8:30 p.m., $5-$15 donation, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music or space538.org.

Thursday 4/29

Spring Bridge Party, to benefit The Falmouth Heritage Museum, 12-3:30 p.m., door prizes, snacks, $40/table, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, must register by April 26, call Mary Honan 781-2705 or Carol Kauffman 781-4140.

Friday 4/30

First Annual 3 Rs Sweet Celebration, to benefit Ruth’s Reusable Resources, with cheese/dessert tables, silent auction, door prizes and more, 39 Blueberry Road, Portland, 6:45 p.m. doors open, $10 per person, for tickets, call 3 Rs, 699-5565, mary3rs@yahoo.com.

Happy Trails Big Bash & Silent Auction, to benefit Portland Trails, with music by Big Chief, catered appetizers and desserts, 5:30 p.m., $25 nonmember/ $20 Portland Trails member, The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, tickets at trails.org, Rachael Weyand, 775-2411.
 
Sweetser’s 18th Annual Sold on Kids Auction and Dinner
, 6-10 p.m., $50 person/$400 table for 10, South Portland Marriott, tickets at sweetser.org or from the Sweetser Development Office, 294-4485.

Saturday 5/1

4th Annual Bark in the Park, Portland Sea Dogs game to benefit Planet Dog Foundation, for dogs and their families, 12:15 pre-game parade for dogs, 1 p.m. game starts, $7 adult/ $7 dog, tickets for dogs required, Hadlock Field, Portland, tickets at Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 346-8606, or 800-381-1516.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, hosted by Rotary Club of Falmouth, to benefit Safe Passage,  12:30 - 4:30 p.m., live music, salsa dancing, food, cash bar, and more, $8 adult/ $5 child, $25 family, The Gold Room, next to Joker's, 512 Warren Ave., Portland, FMI, falmouthcincodemayo.com.

"Come Sail Away," North Yarmouth Academy 26th annual charity auction, to benefit the NYA Financial Aid Fund and Enrichment Programs, with dinner, cash bar, entertainment, live auction, raffles, 5 p.m., $30 advance/$35 door, Travis Roy Arena, 497 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, online bidding, tickets at nya.org.

Designing Women's 2nd Annual Spring Show & Sale, to benefit Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, jewelry, artwork, home goods and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2 admission, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, designingwomen.org.

Haiti Fundraising Dinner, to benefit Outreach International for Haiti relief, 5–7 p.m. $5 per person / $20 per family, Community of Christ Church, 49 Park St., Freeport, 721-0649 or 865-6651.
 
The Mad Hatter Affair
, auction, reception, dinner, live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, music by Jim Ciampi Band, to benefit Maine Historical Society, 5:30-11 p.m., The Woodlands, off Woods Road, Falmouth, information or tickets, mainehistory.org, Elizabeth Nash, 774-1822.

Maine Country Auction, to benefit the Tate House Museum, 8-9:30 a.m. viewing, 9:30 a.m. auction starts, Stroudwater Baptist Church, 1729 Congress St., Portland, tatehouse.org, 774-6177.

"Under the Big Top," 24th Annual Cheverus Scholarship Auction: silent auction, cash bar, dinner, more, 6 p.m. side show starts, 9 p.m. live auction, $50, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets, Maryellen, 774-6238 or fitzpatrick@cheverus.org. 

Yard and Rummage Sale, with bake sale, lunch, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, U.S. Route 1, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough.

Yarmouth Kitchen Tour, to benefit the Yarmouth K-8 PTO, tour 10 Yarmouth kitchens, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $20, tickets at Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Cottage Road, 305 U.S. Route 1, FMI, Jeanne, 671-6531 or jrapone@maine.rr.com.

Sunday 5/2

"Cast Off," original production performed by Cast Off Players, theater troupe of current or former homeless persons, to benefit Freeport Community Services, 4 p.m., free/by donation, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., freeportpac.org.

Pamper Me Spring Shopping Spree, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 admission donation, to benefit The Cedars Auxiliary, gifts for sale, massage, free blood pressure check, cooking demo and more, The Atrium, 640 Ocean Ave., Portland, 221-7053.

Thursday 5/6

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m. portion of restaurant sales support CFF, Friendly's, 155 Riverside St., Portland. 

Falmouth Cumberland Community Chamber First Annual Silent Auction, 5:30-7:30 p.m., to fund scholarships for Falmouth and Greely High School students, free admission, Val Halla, 60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, donations welcome for auction, contact Pat Stebbins Woodhouse at patricia.stebbins@bankofamerica.com or Alyssa Daniels at adaniels@cumberlandmaine.com; please register by April 30, FMI, 772-2811 or portlandregion.com.

Friday 5/7

Fabric Fair, hosted by Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Portland Elks Club, 1945 Congress St., Portland, to donate, call 773-6910 or 883-9780.

Tom Acousti and Friends Benefit Concert
, to benefit the Morse Street School Library, 7:30 p.m., $15, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, tickets at tomacousti.com/4u or tom@tomacousti.com 329-2056.

Saturday 5/8

"The Best of Broadway," 15 musical performances to benefit Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, hosted by Kim Block and Doug Rafferty, 7:30 p.m., $25-$35, Merrill Auditorium, tickets at porttix.com, 842-0800.  

Falmouth Elementary PTO Spring Fair, to benefit Falmouth Elementary Schools, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. games, activities, prizes, food and more; 9 a.m. K-Grade 5 kids fun run, register at 7:45-8:45 a.m.; free admission, tickets 2 for $1 at door, between Plummer-Motz and Lunt School playgrounds, Lunt Road, Falmouth, rain location in P-M and Lunt school gyms, FMI or to volunteer, debbritton@maine.rr.com or harringtons@birchile.com.

The Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity Annual Walk, pets welcome; walk, ride or run 4-mile route on Foreside Road, Falmouth, hosted by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth, 7:30- 10:30 a.m. registration at the church, 7-9 a.m. pancake breakfast for walkers, rain or shine, to donate or register, firstgiving.com/habitatme.org.

Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Forest and Pleasant Ave., Portland, FMI 773-5423.

Stamp Out Hunger across America, food drive, place bag(s) of non-perishable food items next to your mailbox, letter carriers will pick-up on May 8, sponsored by National Association of Letter Carriers and Campbell Soup Company, FMI, helpstampouthunger.com.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 4/28

“Reconciliation Portland,” community discussion on building a diverse city, 7-9 p.m., free and open to the public, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland, co-sponsored by Mercy Hospital and the USM Muskie School of Public Service, Maureen Clancy, 879-3144 or Jennifer Hutchins, 780-4150.

Thursday 4/29

"ReEmergence 2010" Kaleidoscopic Community: Celebrating Portland's Creative Economy, 7-9 p.m. gallery hours, 9-12:30 p.m. dance party, $10-$15, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, hosted by The League of Young Voters, Hilary Frenkel, 772-3207.

Tuesday 5/4

Wastewater Treatment Facility Tour, 10-11 a.m., East End Wastewater Treatment Facility, end of Marginal Way, Portland, hosted by Portland Water District for National Drinking Water Week, May 2–8, free events and activities, open to public, FMI, pwd.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 Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.

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.

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

Gardeners Wanted, for the 2010 season at Yarmouth Community Garden, $25 for 10' by 10' plot/ $35 non-Yarmouth residents, organic garden on East Main Street, sign up at Yarmouth Community Services, 846-2406.

The Salvation Army of Greater Portland Volunteer Opportunities; child care volunteer during adult life skills classes; Camp Rally Volunteer on April 23; National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 8; 774-4172 or dgudroe@use.salvationarmy.org.

Saturday 5/1

Fort Preble Work Day, grounds maintenance, preservation, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., wear work clothes, bring safety, hand tools if possible, hosted by the Fort Preble Preservation Committee, SMCC, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, Leslie Barteaux, 741-5975.

Second Annual Capisic Brook Clean-up, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Capisic Pond Park, Capisic Street and Macy Street, Portland, public invited, rain date: Sunday, May 2, FMI, Amanda Roy at Amanda.roy@maine.edu, 649-0689.

Saturday 5/8

Falmouth Memorial Library Spring Clean-Up Day and Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-noon, bring tools, gloves if possible, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.

Ongoing

ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site 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 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 compassinfo@maine.rr.com.

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or margaret@coastalstudies.org.  

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.

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.

Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.

Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.

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 seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit itnportland.org to learn more.  

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.

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

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.

Volunteers needed at Mercy Hospital Yarmouth location, Monday through Fridays, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or skahanm@mercyme.com.

Dining Out

Saturday 5/1

All-you-can-eat Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, portion of the proceeds to benefit Portland Bayside Little League, 6:30-10:30 a.m., $6 adult/$3 kids ages 6 and under/ $2 for kids in LL uniforms, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords St., Portland.

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages 5-12, Triangle Club of Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, Raymond McLellan, 846-4724, Dale Howe, 846-9506.

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult/ $3 ages 3-12, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Caron, 688-4101 or Karen 829-5470.

Public Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7 adults/ $3 children/ $20 family, take-out available, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, ceumc.org.

Sunday 5/2

Jazz Dinner Buffet, Don Doane and Friends, 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.

Ongoing

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

South Freeport Church 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.

Gardens & Outdoors

Wednesday 4/28

Yarmouth Community Garden Spring Orientation, 7 p.m., Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, Main St., Yarmouth, FMI, yarmouthcommunitygarden.org.

Thursdays 4/29

Weekly Birdwalk, with expert birder Eric Hynes, 7 a.m. Thursdays through April 29, $5 member/ $8 nonmember, Gilsland Farm, Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, meet in visitor center parking lot, bring binoculars and field guide, all skill levels welcome.

Saturday 5/1

Skillin's Free Gardening Classes, Vegetable Gardening, 10 a.m.; and Vine Time, 2 p.m., free, Skillins Greenhouses - Cumberland, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; and Skillins Greenhouses - Falmouth, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860; space limited, call to register.

First Annual Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day
, giveaways, door prizes, raffles, plants and balloons for kids, container planting demonstrations, and more, for participating businesses, plants4maine.com or getrealmaine.com.

Sunday 5/9

New Gloucester Community Market Grand-Opening, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Amvet parking lot, across from Hodgman's Frozen Custard, U.S. Route 100, New Gloucester, free local beef burgers and lemonade, kids' activities, live music, newgloucestergardens.com.

Ongoing

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

Thursday 4/29

Architalx Lecture Series, talk by Einar Jarmund of Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter MNAL, Oslo, Norway, 5:30 p.m. doors open; 6 p.m. lecture starts, $8 advance/ $10 door, Portland Museum of Art auditorium, Seven Congress Square, Portland, advance tickets at architalx.org.

“China Uncovered: What You Need to Know to do Business in China,” talk by author Jonathan Story, 4-5 p.m., free and open to the public, University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4270.

Friday 4/30

"Coming to America: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration," one-day conference presented by the Maine Humanities Council, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., USM Portland, register, mainehumanities.org or 773-5051.

“Thinking Matters,” USM's annual showcase of original student research, 8:30 a.m. opening, free and open to public, Sullivan Gym, USM Portland, 228-8040.

Saturday 5/1

Beltane Fires Celestial Poetry Evening
, with emcee Jane Raeburn, author of the "Celtic Wicca," local poets and writers, 7 p.m., by donation, The Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249.

Saturday 5/1

Solar Energy Tour, tour municipal renewable energy systems of Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Freeport, 9 a.m. meet at Falmouth High School, Woodville Road, Falmouth, end at Freeport Public Library for energy fair, held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, led by ReVision Energy, free and open to the public, FMI, revisionenergy.com, 221-6342.

Solar & Energy Savings for Homeowners, 9-11 a.m., free, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, space limited, pre-register, call 797-0979, SolarisThermal.com.

Wednesday 5/5

Portland SCORE Double Workshop, "Five Steps to a High Performing Website," 2-3:30 p.m.; "Social Media as a Marketing Tool," 4-5:30 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, register, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Thursday 5/6

"Climate Change, Development and Human Security," talk by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Adil Najam, 5-7 p.m., free and open to the public, donations accepted, Ludke Auditorium, UNE-Portland campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, presented by World Affairs Council of Maine, register, 221-4384 or info@wacmaine.org.

"Is the War in Afghanistan Justified by 9/11?" talk by Dr. David Ray Griffin, author of "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, The Cover-Up and the Expose," 7 p.m., free and open to public, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, 85 Bedford St., Portland.

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

Wednesday 4/28

"Natural Hormone Balancing" Natural Health Lecture Series with Dr. Sarah Kotzur, 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 19, free and open to public, Primary Care Alternative Medicine, 142 High St., Suite 305, Portland, 699-4199 or primarycarealternativemedicine.com.

Thursday 4/29

"A Good Start: When the Diagnosis is Parkinson’s,"
led by Lillian Scenna, LSW, 10–11:30 a.m., free, for newly diagnosed persons, family and caregivers, Falmouth LRC, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth, register, 781-1735.

“Welcomed and Valued:
Supporting People with Mental Illness in Parish Life," 7-8:15 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough, co-sponsored by Cluster 22 and Catholic Charities Maine Parish Social Ministry, 1-800-CARE-002, ext. 2672.

Friday 4/30

Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear & Despair in an age of Global Threats, 7 p.m. talk, $20; 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday Workshop, The Light Inside the Dark: The Spiritual Alchemy of Grief, Fear and Despair, $75, presented by ChIME and the Center for Grieving Children, cgcmaine.org.

Saturday 5/1

Indoor Labyrinth Walk, in celebration of World Labyrinth Day, Gilsland Farm Maine Audubon, Falmouth, free and open to public, socks required, hosted by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, lifeworksmaine.com

Sunday 5/2

Connected Catholics Meeting, 5 p.m. social/potluck, 6 p.m. program, Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, U.S. Route 88, Falmouth, Grace Madden, ggfrozen@aol.com, 878-6459.

Monday 5/3

Yarmouth Health Council Meeting, talk by Dr. Carol Hubbard, "Autism Spectrum Disorder," 8:45 a.m., public welcome, East Maine Senior Community House, Yarmouth, Janic, 846-5655.

Tuesday 5/4

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

Thursday 5/6                                                    

"What Touches Your Heart? What Makes It Sing?" Mended Hearts meeting for heart survivors and their loved ones, 7 p.m., Learning Resource Center, 100 Campus Drive, MMC Scarborough Campus, mendedhearts.org, Robyn Shaw 662-2543, RobynShaw13@aol.com.

Saturday 5/8

Retreat & Renewal Breathwork Event, led by certified Breathwork Practioners, Tania Neuschafer & Tara Nieves, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, $125, registration due May 2, vegetarian lunch and snacks included, Meadow Winds Healing Arts Center, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, space limited, to register, call Tania Neuschafer, 272-2847 or breathwork2@yahoo.com.

Ongoing

"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. 

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 familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.

Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick; for locations and times, 775-2132 or foodaddicts.org.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

Wednesday 4/28

“Is Assisted Living in Your Future?” panel presentation, 6:30–7:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, pre-register at 883-4723 ext. 240.

Tuesday 5/4

"Putting the Puzzle Together," 4-part education series for people assisting older adult family and friends, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 4-May 25, free, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, pre-registration required, contact Ann O’Sullivan, 396-6541 or aosullivan@smaaa.org.

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., 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 St., Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

Thursday 4/29

“The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings,” children's play, 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday  4/29-30; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,  5/1-2; $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, advance tickets, 828-1234 ext. 231 or kitetails.org.

Friday 4/30

“The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings,” children's play, 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday  4/29-30; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,  5/1-2; $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, advance tickets, 828-1234 ext. 231 or kitetails.org.

Saturday 5/1

"YOUth Can Build Awareness Project," with LEGO-building competition for teams of 1-3 kids ages 5-16; other kids activities, 12-5 p.m., space limited for competition, preregistration encouraged, $10 advance/$15 day, Center Court, Maine Mall, proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, register for competition at habitatportlandme.org/youth or 772-2151.

Friday 5/7

"Birds of Prey: Legends and Lore," live bird presentation by Chewonki, ages 5+, 10 a.m.–noon, Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225 Douglass St., Portland, free, reservations required at sebagolake@pwd.org or 774-5961 ext. 3324, hosted by Portland Water District for National Drinking Water Week, May 2–8, free events and activities, open to public, FMI, pwd.org.

Saturday 5/8

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., family festival, $5 person/ $20 family, education@wolfesneckfarm.org, 865-4363.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Mid Coast

Benefits

Call to local artists, carpenters, craftspeople and birders: Habitat for Humanity seeking bird houses for September auction, entry form and guidelines, James, 386-5081, james@habitat7rivers.org; for information about Habitat programs or to volunteer, call 386-5081.

Saturday 5/1

Yard Sale, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., information/donations, 443-4707.

Sunday 5/2

17th Annual Habitat 5 Mile Spring Walk, registration, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Opening Ceremony, 1 p.m., Habitat ReStore and Administrative Offices, 108 Centre St., Bath, to register/volunteer,  Michele, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org, habitat7rivers.org.

Dog Wash to benefit pets at Coastal Humane Society, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., $15-$20, additional services available, Unleashed Modern Pet Care Solutions, 7 Second St., Topsham.

Celebrate Logan: Down by the Bay, fundraiser for the Myocarditis Foundation in memory of Logan Sweet, concert, children's activities, more, 2-4 p.m., Bowdoinham Maine Waterfront, rain location, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School St., for more information visit logansweetfoundation.com, Carolyn Sweet, 666-5544.

Ongoing

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.

Bulletin Board

Saturday 5/1

50/50 Style BINGO, 1-3 p.m., must be 16 or older to play, Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath.

Mayfair in Bath, festival, Maypole dancing, yard sales, children's events, more, for information visit Main Street Bath at visitbath.com or call 442-7291. 

Work Day, Hamilton Sanctuary, help clear trails, meet 9 a.m., Hamilton Sanctuary, Foster Point Road, West Bath, directions and information, Glen Evans, 443-9652, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

Monday 5/3

“Be Still and Know” presentation by Rev. Mary Baard of First Parish on Wayne Muller's "Sabbath," third event for the All Saints Parish Read, 7 p.m., free, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 729-3522.

Dog Obedience Classes, 6-week sessions start May 3 and May 4; 6:15-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m., beginner/intermediate/puppy, $85 ($50 for a dog previously adopted from Coastal HS), Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, sign up, 725-5051 ext. 23 or info@coastalhumanesociety.org.

Tuesday 5/4

Dog Obedience Classes, 6-week sessions start May 3 and May 4; 6:15-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m., beginner/intermediate/puppy, $85 ($50 for a dog previously adopted from Coastal HS), Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, sign up, 725-5051 ext. 23 or info@coastalhumanesociety.org.

Community Event, Sagadahoc County Working Group on Family Violence 10th anniversary, members will be available to the public to talk and provide information and resources about our respective agencies, 5-6 p.m., Bath City Hall, Steven Edmondson, 386-5875.

Tuesday 5/11

Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association meeting, 11:30 a.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, information, Peg Newberg, 833-6336.

Ongoing

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

Relay for Life of Brunswick, register your team for May 21-22 Relay at Brunswick High School, information about how to form a team, to help plan the event, or to volunteer, available at cancer.org/MErelays, or Donna Muto, 373-3703.

Ongoing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 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 5/1

Public Supper culminating Fishes & Loaves program, local foods, 4:30-6 p.m., $10 adult, $5 children, free under 6, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, limited seating, RSVP by 4/29, 729-3193, mcpconline.org.

Public Bean Supper, 4-6 p.m., $7 adults, $3 kids, to benefit Topsham Trailriders ATV/Snowmobile Club and Topsham Fair Assoc., Exhibition Hall, Topsham Fairgrounds, Dale Giles, 725-6015.

Saturday 5/8

Community Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., $6, Cundys Harbor Community Hall, sponsored by Cundys Harbor Library, 725-1461.

Gardens/Outdoors

Brunswick Winter Market, Maine farms and merchants, Saturdays 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Fort Andross Mill, Maine St., Brunswick.

Getting Smarter

Thursday 4/29

"Fishes and Loaves: A study of the covenent between land and sea," program on sustainable local fisheries, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, April 8-29, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3193.

"Cat’itude - Unraveling the Mysteries of Cat Behavior," talk by Debra Givin, DVM, Jo Jacques, & Karen Campbell, 6-7:45 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, to reserve a seat call 725-5051 ext. 12, hosted by Coastal Humane Society.

"I Hate My Computer Night" computer assistance with librarian Samuel Schwartz, 6:30 p.m., Cundys Harbor Library, laptops welcome, FMI 725-1461.

Early Meetinghouses of Midcoast Maine, illustrated lecture by Les Fossel, historic restoration specialist, 7 p.m., free/donations accepted, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 443-2174.

Sunday 5/2

Pejepscot Genealogy Society meeting, rescheduled from April, 2 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.

Tuesday 5/4

"Financial Permaculture: a talk about money, how our current system is not sustainable and how we could do it differently," Michael Anderson, Hancock County Towns in Transition, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Saturday 5/8

Solarfest, daylong educational event for clean energy and environmental responsibility, music, children’s activities, more, 12 p.m., free, Bowdoin College Campus Quadrangle, 725-3375.

Ongoing

ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Rd., 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.

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

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.

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.

Wednesday 4/28

Grief Support Group Meetings for Pet Loss, all welcome, free, 6:30-8 p.m., 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, Hospice Volunteers Center, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, sponsored by Coastal Humane Society and  Hospice Volunteers, pre-enrollment is required, call Lynn Ellis, 729-3602, coastalhumanesociety.org.

Thursday 4/29

Food Allergy Group Session, information and support, featuring special instruction on the epi pen by pharmacy staff, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Martin’s Point Brunswick Health Care Center, 6 Farley Road, Brunswick, call 800-260-6681 to register or for more information.

Friday 4/30

Treasure in my Medicare Benefit, Amy Berube, CHANS Community Outreach Liaison, understand your homecare benefit from Medicare, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $7 (includes lunch), Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, call Debbie Atwood, 729-0475, or email southernmidcoast@spectrumgenerations.org.

Wednesday 5/5

Pine Tree Society Open House, free hearing screenings 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., hearing aid workshops 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Pine Tree Society, 149 Front St., Bath, to schedule screening or register for workshop, call 443-3341.

Ongoing

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

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.

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 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

Ongoing

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 and disable 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 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.

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 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

Wednesday 5/5

Men & Science: The Business of Birding with Derek Lovitch, for teen boys ages 10-19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, pre-register, 725-5242 ext. 225, Cornerstones of Science, cornerstonesofscience.org.

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.

Morning Storytelling, 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, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.