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Community Calendar May 13-May 24

Community

Community Calendar May 13-May 24

Greater Portland

Benefits

Wednesday 5/13

Antiques Appraisal Fair
, with Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, to benefit the Freeport Community Library, 12-5 p.m., donation of $10 appraisal / $25 for 3 appraisals, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport.

Thursday 5/14

"Shoot for ALAME," hosted by The Ashby Team's Trek Across Maine Team, co-hosted by The Portland Club and Black Tie Catering, to benefit the American Lung Association of Maine, Whistle-Stop Pool Tournament, Wii competition, auction, music, food and drinks, 6-11 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, tickets, $20 advance / $25 door, 797-0000.

Saturday 5/16

Art Auction
, to benefit The Carlo Pittore Foundation for the Figurative Arts, with live music, cocktails, silent and live auction, 6 p.m., 51 Deering St., Portland, carlopittorefoundation.org, register, info@carlopittorefoundation.org, 503-686-4621.

Benefit Pancake Breakfast and Plant Sale, to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter, 8-10:30 a.m. breakfast, $5 adult / $3.50 child, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. plant sale, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-0044.

Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis, around Back Cove 9 a.m. registration, meet at St. Pius X Church, Ocean Ave., Portland,, Linda Storey, 829-3951.

"A Night of Laughs," with comedian Bob Marley, to benefit Yarmouth Football, 6 p.m., $15; Yarmouth High School auditorium, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth, tickets, 846-4430; 4-6 p.m., $6, food provided by Bruce's Burrito, reservations required.

Tom Acousti Benefit Concert to benefit Freeport Community Services, Portland Arts & Technology High School Music Program and Morse Street School Library; 7:30 p.m., $20, VENUE (formerly Freeport Cabaret), 5 Depot St., Freeport; tickets, freeport.eventbrite.com, info@tomacousti.com or 329-2056

Annual Plant Sale annuals, perennials vegetable plants, baked goods, garden treasures, free range eggs; 8 a.m. - noon, rain or shine, Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport.

Birdathon to benefit Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center; the Mighty Marsh Muckers will seek/count birds for 24 hours straight, maineaudubon.org/explore/event/bthon/index.shtml; to make a pledge, 781-2332 x213 or smac@maineaudubon.org.

Plant, Book, Toy Sale to benefit the Nathan Clifford PTO; perennial plants, adult & children's books, toys, games; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nathan Clifford School, 180 Falmouth Street, Portland.

Tag Sale Benefit Over 20 families, 40% of proceeds to benefit Heifer International; treasures, dishes, knick knacks, antiques, collectibles, furniture, books, children's games, toys, needlework, craft items; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth; 781-3366 or smary.org.

Annual Cumberland County Master Gardener's Plant Sale Benefit to provide 'seed' money for community projects and scholarships; herbs, vegetable seedlings, geraniums, dahlias, rare perennials, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland; Diana Hibbard 780-4205, dhibbard@umext.maine.edu

Annual Rose and Plant Sale in conjunction with the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association plant sale, to benefit the non-profit Maine Rose Society; approximately 25 varieties of roses, including David Austin (English), landscape, antique, climbers and hybrid tea roses, $15-$19 per bush; 8 a..m. to 3 p.m., the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland, mainerosesociety.com.

Plant and Gardening Book Sale to benefit Friends of Feral Felines, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. rain or shine, 102 Saco St, Westbrook, 854-8656.

Tuesday 5/19

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine Spring Fundraiser to benefit BCM's safety and education programs, portion of proceeds donated by Flatbread Pizza and Shipyard Brewing Co.; 5-9 p.m., Flatbread Pizza Co., 72 Commercial St., Portland; www.BikeMaine.org, 623-4511.

Ongoing

"Days of Disaster" fundraising campaign for The American Red Cross of Southern Maine and the United Valley American Red Cross, raise money for disaster services and preparedness in United Valley and Southern Maine, day or week calendar donations/sponsorships, $248.62 day / $1533 week, campaign through June 15, daysofdisaster.org or 874-1192 ext. 108 in southern Maine or 795-4004 ext. 301 in central Maine.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 5/14

METRO Bus and the Town of Falmouth celebrate Falmouth joining Greater Portland Transit District METRO, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., O’Naturals, Route 1, Falmouth; RSVP Denise Beck, dbeck@gpmetrobus.com

Friday 5/15

Community Land Trusts & Community Financing Workshop, sponsored by Local Sprouts Cooperative & the Community Building Collaborative, Free / donations accepted, 5:30-8:30 p.m., the Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland; Jonah Fertig 615-9970, jonah@localsproutscooperative.com, localsproutscooperative.com

Sunday 5/17

Maine Comics Arts Festival, over 70 cartoonists, comic book writers and artists, panels and workshops, art exhibits, more; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $5 / 12 and under free, Ocean Gateway, mainecomicsfestival.com

Thursday 5/21

The Blanchard Cemetery Corporation Annual Meeting Election of officers and approval of revised bylaws and rules, all lot owners encouraged to attend, 7 p.m., cemetery office, 215 Winn Road, Falmouth.

"Rail Transit in Maine", Clean Energy and Jobs Forum Series sponsored by the Sierra Club Maine Chapter, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., free, the Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland; the Sierra Club 761-5616.

The New Gloucester Historical Society business meeting, all members encouraged to attend, 7 p.m., the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, next to Town Hall, Leonard L. Brooks, 926-3188.

"Boys to Men" 9th annual conference, 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., USM Portland campus, Abromson Center, register boysconference.org.

Wednesday 5/20

Ride of Silence, free, silent bike ride, honoring cyclists lost or injured due to motorists, promoting ‘Share The Road'; start at Gazebo on Park Row, Brunswick, must have helmet; lights and black arm-band recommended, meet 6:50 p.m., begin 7 p.m., 833-0939 greenways@suscom-maine.net

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 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

Wednesday 5/13

Food & Water Watch
Volunteer meeting and social hour, 5-6:30 p.m., North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, Denise Hart, Amy Dowley, 263-6293, foodandwaterwatch.org.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life volunteers needed for June 12-13 fundraising event, various positions available, Susan Clifford, 373-3710, Susan.Clifford@cancer.org.

North Yarmouth Events Committee is looking for new members to help plan summer concerts, Fun Day, next meeting will be 6:30 p.m., May 14, Community Meeting Room at Town Office, Jason Raven, 829-9393, mr.corvus@gmail.com, nymeevents.com.

Presumpscot River Watch volunteers are needed to collect samples every other Saturday between 7-9 a.m., May 30 - Aug. 22, call 892-4447.

RTP needs volunteers to deliver people to appointments in Cumberland County. Must be 21, have a clean car, safe driving record, and the desire to help; RTP provides mileage reimbursement up to $0.44 per mile. Call 774-2666 ext. 128. 

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.

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.

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-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, Harrington House greeters and docents and project volunteers, 865-3170.

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

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.

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.

Dining Out

Saturday 5/16

Baked Bean Supper,
4:30 - 6 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St. and U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-2814, wsumc.us. 

Friday 5/22

Free Community Soup Dinners, hosted by The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 5-7 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@smary.org.

Gardens & Outdoors

Saturday 5/16

Spring Plant Sale, hosted by The Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Horticulture Building, Southern Maine Community College, Slocum Drive, South Portland.

Ongoing

Hort Shorts & More education series, classes began March 3, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, class listings and to register, 780-4205.

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.

Cumberland Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland; 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; Leslie Fitzgerald, market.gal09@gmail.com.

Getting Smarter

Thursday 5/14

"Managing Money in Tough Times," with Jackie Wiegleb of Consumer Credit Counseling Services, 5-6:30 p.m., free, hosted by Town & Country, 557 Main St., South Portland, 773-5656 ext. 5330.

Saturday 5/16

Canoe/Kayak Trip Planning Class, with Stephanie and Eric Buckley, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $30 adult / $60 family, Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 725-7897, or Wolfe's Neck Farm, 865-4363.

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

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

Saturday 5/16

The Maine Buddy Program Training Session, for cancer survivors and co-survivors volunteers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cancer Community Center, South Portland, Jani Druck, 774-2200, Jani@CancerCommunityCenter.org.

Sunday 5/17

Labyrinth: A Moving Meditation, sponsored by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 12-4 p.m., free, Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, Lifeworks Chiropractic, 781-7911.

Ongoing

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 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.

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

Wednesday 5/20

"I Never Knew the Knife Man's Name" performance by Rona Mann, 1-3 p.m., reception to follow, OceanView at Falmouth, 781-4460.

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 Street, Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

Saturday 5/16

Family Expo, 160 vendor booths of products, services for families, live demonstrations, workshops for adults and kids, prizes, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free and open to public, Portland Exposition Building, Portland, presented by PROP, WherePeopleComeFirst.org.

Tuesday 5/19

"Percussion: Wood, Metal, Skins!" Kinderkonzert series performance by The Portland Symphony Orchestra, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., $3 advance / $4 door, South Portland High School Auditorium, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, tickets, portlandsymphony.com or 773-6128.

Thursday 5/21

"PATHSFEST: A festival of learning," PATHS program showcase, presented by Portland Arts and Technology High School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free and open to public, PATHS, 196 Allen Avenue, Portland.

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.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1; 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.

Mid Coast

Benefits

Friday 5/15

Relay For Life, fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. opening ceremony, "Victory Lap" for survivors to follow, with survivor reception, 9 p.m. luminaria ceremony, relay through May 16, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, to get involved or volunteer, 1-800-ACS-2345 or relayforlife.org/brunswickme.

Preview Party of Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary's Grand & Glorious Yard Sale, to benefit the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary's Health Career Scholarships and Hospital/Community programs, 6-8:30 p.m., $15, former Bookland Building, Cooks Corner Mall, Brunswick, Sheila Weeks, 833-0018.

Saturday 5/16

BBQ and Auction, fundraiser for Grace Episcopal Church Outreach Committee, 5-8 p.m., public welcome, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, 443-3930.

Coastal Humane Society Spring Plant Sale, to benefit homeless pets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Coastal Humane Society Shelter, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051 or info@coastalhumanesociety.org.

Hot Pursuit 5K Road Race, hosted by The Brunswick Police Benefit Association, to benefit Brunswick community programs and Maine Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors to assist surviving families of officers killed in the line of duty; strollers and walkers welcome, $15 preregister / $20 race day, register, Sgt. Russ Wrede, rwrede@brunswickpd.org or 725-5521 ext. 106; brunswickpd.org.

Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary's Grand & Glorious Yard Sale, to benefit the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary's Health Career Scholarships and Hospital/Community programs, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday, former Bookland Building, Cooks Corner Mall, Brunswick, Kay Greenwood, 833-0907.

Plant Sale Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 725-5227.

Tri-County Literacy Scrabble Challenge, to benefit Tri-County Literacy, 12:30 p.m. registration, 1-4 p.m. competition, $10, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Tri-County Literacy, 443-6384 or literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org.

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

Sunday 5/17

"How and Why to Keep Bees in Top Bar Hives" hosted by Gold Star Honeybees, 12-2 p.m., free, 150 Whiskeag Road, Bath, register, Christy@goldstarhoneybees.com, 449-1121, goldstarhoneybees.com.

Tuesday 5/19

Living in Nature: the KROKA experience, hosted by The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Peace Corp Cafe Chat, with Ed Dalton, Maine Peace Corps recruiter and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222, explorefrontier.com.

Wednesday 5/20

Riverview Cemetery Association Annual Meeting, lot holders welcome, 1 p.m., Topsham Public Library, janenbill@gmail.com, 721-0606.

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

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. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Martha Cushing, 837-8810. 

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.

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 michele@habitat7rivers.org.

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 AARPs

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.

Dining Out

Saturday 5/16

Pulled Pork Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $3.50 child, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

Sunday 5/17

Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., $6 adult / $3 child / $15 family, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Gardens & Outdoors

Saturday 5/16

Harpswell's Austin Cary Lot Guided Walk, hosted by Friends of Baxter State Park, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., meet at parking lot on Long Reach Lane before Harpswell Islands School, Barbara Bentley, 542-5207, friendsofbaxter.org.

Getting Smarter

Ongoing

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

Thursday 5/21

G.E.A.R. Meeting, parent support group for caregivers of children with emotional/behavioral health needs, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., MMCA Building, Bath, call 1-800-264-9224.

Ongoing

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

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, 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.

Kids and Family Stuff

Friday 5/15

Ultimate Dance Party, for all girls in grades 3-8, presented by Girl Scouts of Maine and BYou2, 7-9 p.m., $5, West Bath School, 126 New Meadows Road, West Bath, Suzanne Hand, 1-888-922-4763, or shand@gsmaine.org.

Ongoing

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.