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Community Calendar: Oct. 20 - 31

Community

Community Calendar: Oct. 20 - 31

Greater Portland

Benefits

Thursday 10/21

Falmouth Community Supper, to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry, 5:30-7 p.m., free/ by donation, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, hosted by six churches in Falmouth, 781-3413.

Friday 10/22

Freeport Democrats Annual Spaghetti Supper and Auction, 6 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. meal, $5 admission donation, children welcome, meet candidates, Freeport Grange, Elm St., Freeport, David Webster, 865-4311.

Live Benefit Auction, to benefit Peoples United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. viewing; 7 p.m. live auction, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, Doreen Gay, 767-3572.

"The Ghoulwill Ball: Horror over Hollywood,"
silent auction, music, costume contest and more, benefit for Goodwill’s Supported Employment Services, 7-11 p.m., tickets, $30 each or 2 for $50, Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St., Portland, tickets at goodwillnne.org.

Saturday 10/23

HART Annual Litterbox Ball & Auction, fundraiser for The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, 6 p.m., tickets $25 advance/ $35 door, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, tickets, hartofme.com or 829-4116.

Trinity Day School Fundraising Auction, 5:30-7 p.m., Lincoln Hall, 113 Coyle St., Portland, 321-8915

Wolfe’s Neck Trek 5k,
fundraiser, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race starts, $15 pre-register; $20 Race Day, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, register at MaineTeenTalk.org.

Sunday 10/24

FCP “TOY” 5K Road Race & Fun Run, to benefit Toys for Tots; 8:30 a.m. fun run, $12; 9 a.m. 5K, $20; start and finish at Falmouth Community Park, Winn Road, register at town.falmouth.me.us, under Online Services, Community Programs, bring new unwrapped toy to race.

Thursday 10/28

Planet Dog's 6th Annual Halloween Party, fundraiser for Planet Dog Foundation, with costume contests, prizes, dog treats and more, free adult refreshments, kids welcome, 6-7:30 p.m., by donation, The Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 347-8606.

Friday 10/29

Bridge Party, to benefit The Falmouth Historical Society, 12-3:30 p.m., $40 per table, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, reservations, call Mary Honan, 781-2705 or Carol Kauffman, 781-4140.  

Inanna Sisters In Rhythm Benefit Concert,
fundraiser for International Permaculture Living and Learning Center at Villa Francesca in Cangemi, Sicily, with Inanna, Julia and Charles Yelton, Andrea Goodman, Alaya Chadwick and  Rick Cormier, 7-10 p.m., $25, First Universalist Church, Main St., Yarmouth,  Tori, 332-5892.

Saturday 10/30

Eighth Annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival, fundraiser, with live music, children’s activities, costumes, contests and prizes, 12-8 p.m., by donation, L.L.Bean flagship store, Main Street, Freeport, 773-0700 ext. 236, campsunshine.org

Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast, First Congregational Church of Scarborough, breakfast 7:30-10 a.m., $5 adult/ $3 child/ $15 family; yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 161 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 883-2342, fccscarborough.com.

Fourth Annual Pumpkin Run, to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry, 8:30 a.m., dogs and strollers welcome, Yarmouth High School, register at Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, http://tiny.cc/pumpkinrun.

"Track or Treat," costumed 5K fun run and a kids 100m dash, to benefit Face Aids, 2:30 p.m., $15 registration for 5K, race starts at USM, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, register at active.com, Rachael, 774-266-5187.

Sunday 10/31

Halloween Haunted House and Costume Ball, fundraiser for Mayo Street Arts youth programs, 6-10 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 children, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 10/21

"Choosing Maine’s Next Governor:" Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Energy, the Environment and a Sustainable Maine Economy, refreshments 6:30-7:30 p.m., candidate forum 7:30-9 p.m., Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., USM Portland, free and open to the public, nrcm.org/2010_candidate_forum.asp or 430-0103.

Loring Memorial Trail Dedication,
5 p.m. Eastern Promenade and North Street; Friends of the Eastern Promenade Annual Meeting and Herb Adams Presentation, 6 p.m. East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland, Diane Davison, 831-4888, friendsofeasternpromenade.org.

Saturday 10/23

Second Annual Maine Green Home & Living Show, Oct 23-24, Portland Expo Center, Park St., Portland, 221-0772.

Monday 10/25

Community Energy Meeting, hosted by Scarborough Energy Committee and Maine Green Energy Alliance 6:30-8 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

LearningWorks Community Conversation
, panel discussion on education's role in ending poverty, 11:30 a.m., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, learningworks.me.

Wednesday 10/27

Community Energy Meeting, hosted by Yarmouth Energy Savers and Maine Green Energy Alliance, 6:30-8 p.m., free and open to public, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main St., Yarmouth.

Thursday 10/28

Night Light After-School Program Open House/Halloween Party, 6-7:30 p.m., Parkside Neighborhood Center, 85 Grant St., Portland, 553-5940, wherepeoplecomefirst.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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.

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

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

Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm Day volunteers; or ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or info@freeporthistorialsociety.org.

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, volunteers needed for a morning shift, 8:30-11:30 a.m., and/or to help coordinate kitten foster home program, call Sharon at 846-3038 or 829-4116.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Thursday 10/21

Harvest on the Harbor, food and wine festival, Oct. 21-23, Ocean Gateway, Portland, tickets/schedule at harvestontheharbor.com.

Saturday 10/23

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-5894.

Bean Hole Baked Bean Supper, 3 p.m., $7, American Legion Post 76, Monson Libby Road, Scarborough Industrial Park, Scarborough, 883-3902.

Roast Beef Dinner, $8 adult/ $6 students over age 13/ $4 child, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

St. Pius X Parish BBQ Church Supper,
5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $4 children, St. Pius X Parish, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Sunday 10/24

Fall Maine Restaurant Week, Oct. 24-31, $20, $30 or $40 dinners at participating restaurants, for listings, visit mainerestaurantweek.com, or 775-2126.

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. 

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 10/20

"A Wicked Walking Tour:" Legends and History of Haunted Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31, meet at park next to Flatbreads, 72 Commercial St., Portland, wickedwalkingtours.com, 730-0490.

Thursday 10/21

"Walk Among the Shadows," tours of Eastern Cemetery led by costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30, $10 adult/ $5 child, Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland, presented by Spirits Alive, spiritsalive.org/wats.

"A Wicked Walking Tour:" Legends and History of Haunted Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31, meet at park next to Flatbreads, 72 Commercial St., Portland, wickedwalkingtours.com, 730-0490.

Friday 10/22

"Walk Among the Shadows," tours of Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30, $10 adult/ $5 child, Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland, presented by Spirits Alive, spiritsalive.org/wats.

"A Wicked Walking Tour:" Legends and History of Haunted Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31, meet at park next to Flatbreads, 72 Commercial St., Portland, wickedwalkingtours.com, 730-0490.

Saturday 10/23

"Walk Among the Shadows," tours of Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30, $10 adult/ $5 child, Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress St., Portland, presented by Spirits Alive, spiritsalive.org/wats.

"A Wicked Walking Tour:" Legends and History of Haunted Portland, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31, meet at park next to Flatbreads, 72 Commercial St., Portland, wickedwalkingtours.com, 730-0490.

Peaks Island Walk & Harvest Fun, registration at Peaks Island community building, 129 Island Ave., start times between 8:15-11:30 a.m.; 10:15 a.m. Group Walk, free and open to public, smva.8m.com, 766-2970.

Ongoing

Cumberland Farmers Markets: Cumberland 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Mabel I Wilson School, Tuttle Road; Falmouth 12-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Walmart Shopping Center, U.S. Route 1; Yarmouth 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Town Hall Green, Main St.; Gray 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Town Hall, Shaker Road, Gray; Freeport 3-7 p.m. Fridays, L.L.Bean Campus, Freeport.

New Gloucester Community Market, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sundays, Amvet parking lot, across from Hodgman's Frozen Custard, U.S. Route 100, New Gloucester, 926-5919, newgloucestergardens.com.

Scarborough Farmers Market, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, rain or shine, Lower Parking Lot behind Scarborough Town Hall and Scarborough High School.

Historic Walking Tours of Portland, "Old Port Walking Tours," "Homes of Portland's Golden Age," $10 adult/ $5 for Greater Portland Landmarks' members, ages 16 and under free with an adult, for tour times, tickets, visit portlandlandmarks.org.

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

True Tales Tours, historical walking tours of Portland with Harlan Baker, meet at Tommy's Park, corner of Exchange/Middle St., daily through Oct. 31, 10-11 a.m. Gorham's Corner walking tour; 2-3 p.m. East End walking tour, $10, by reservation only, 712-0228 or hbaker2@maine.rr.com.

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

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 10/20

"Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft,"
free educational seminar, 6-8 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, Envoy Room, 468 Fore St., Portland, hosted by Sean Riley of Ameriprise Financial, register at 899-2660.

Saturday 10/23

Metalworking Demonstration,

led by James Miller, 12-3 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.
Sunday 10/24

“Greek Sky: Myth, Science and Ideas,”

4 p.m., $6 adults; $4 children, presented by Hellenic Society of Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Falmouth Street, USM Portland campus, reservations required, call 780-5025, leave message and phone number.

"Getting Your Financial Life in Order" workshop by Kathryn Longley-Leahy, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free, with light lunch, childcare, hosted by First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, reservations at 846-3773, firstparishyarmouth.org.

Monday 10/25

"The Last 50 Years in Maine"

talk by Neil Rolde, hosted by The Yarmouth Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., $5 nonmembers, $3 members, Yarmouth Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Tuesday 10/26

"Writing A Business Plan:"

Why you need one & when to revise it, 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

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

All-Recovery Support Meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope. Gate. Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

Moms in Recovery,  11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., Portland, free, with onsite childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Thursday 10/21

"Infinite Supply, Infinite Intelligence, Infinite Opportunities," 7 p.m. talk on Bible-based prayer, free and open to public, hosted by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Abromson Education Center, USM Portland campus,  Portland.

Labyrinth Walk,
4-8 p.m., all welcome, Trinity Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, 772-7421, trinitychurchportland.org.

Friday 10/22

Caring for Your Aging Family Members Support and Discussion Group, 12-1 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, 396-6558.

Saturday 10/23

Public Flu Shot Clinic, 9-11 a.m., bring Medicare/MaineCare card or $30, offered by VNA Home Health and Hospice, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-0044.

Monday 10/25

Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., free and open to public, led by Darlene Field, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Darlene Field, 632-2605 or Lois Knight 829-6164.

“Managing Incontinence:" Self-Help for Pre and Post Cancer Treatment presented by Cancer Community Center and the Southern Maine Prostate Cancer Support Group, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free, UNUM, 2211 Congress St., Portland, must preregister at 774-2200, space limited.

Flu Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Cape Elizabeth, St. Bartholemew’s Church; 1-3 p.m. Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Road; through HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, cost varies per type of vaccine, FMI, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, homehealth.org, 1-800-747-4FLU (4358).

Tuesday 10/26

"They Are What You Feed Them:" How nutrition can affect attention and behavior in our children, talk by Dr. Peter Knight from True North, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Apothecary by Design, Marginal Way, Portland, apothecarybydesign.com.

Wednesday 10/27

Wellness Wednesday, interactive event with natural health, wellness tools, 6-8:30 p.m., hosted by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, free, open to new visitors only, 202 U.S. Route 1, Suite 100, Falmouth, 781-7911.

Saturday 10/30

"Power of Peace:" Interfaith peace gathering, 9:30 a.m.-noon workshops; 2:30 p.m. singing, drumming, brief talks by spiritual leaders; 6 p.m. potluck supper; 7 p.m. traditional Kirtan, open to public, free/by donation, co-sponsored by Sadhana, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, 772-6898, sadhaname.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.

Support Group for Moms in Recovery from Alcohol/Drug Addiction, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, ongoing, with free onsite childcare, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave, Portland, information, Amanda, City of Portland Public Health Division, Substance Abuse Prevention Program, 756-8053.

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

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

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

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

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

Just for Seniors

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer at an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Wednesday 10/27

"Seasoned Worker Forum," 9-noon, free, hosted by Seasoned Workforce LLC and Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St., Portland, space limited, reservations at 542-3557, seasonedworkforce.com.

Thursday 10/28

AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 9 a.m.-1:20 p.m., $12 for AARP members, $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, space limited, to register call Phil Chin, 846-0858.

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

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

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

Kids and Family Stuff

Friday 10/22

"Beauty and the Beast," presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 4 p.m., 142 Free St., Portland, $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, advance tickets at 828-1234 ext. 231 or kitetails.org, or at the front desk.  

Cheerleading Clinic, 3:30-7 p.m., open to any student in grades K-8, $25, Greely High School, Cumberland, sponsored by the Greely High School Cheerleaders, contact, Farrah_Emerson@msad51.org.

Saturday 10/23

"Beauty and the Beast,"
presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., 142 Free St., Portland, $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, advance tickets at 828-1234 ext. 231 or kitetails.org, or at the front desk.  

Sunday 10/24

"Beauty and the Beast," presented by Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 4 p.m., 142 Free St., Portland, $7 members/ $8 nonmembers, advance tickets at 828-1234 ext. 231 or kitetails.org, or at the front desk. 

Tuesday 10/26

"Strings:The Story of Abbie Burgess,"
Portland Symphony Orchestra Kinderkonzert, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at East End Community School, North St., Portland; and 1 p.m. Reiche Community School, Brackett St., Portland, $4 per person, tickets at portlandsymphony.org, 773-6128.

Friday 10/29

Casco Bay YMCA Halloween Party, 6-8 p.m., free and open to public, children of all ages must be accompanied by adult, costumes required, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Saturday 10/30

Childhood Bullying Awareness, activities, discussion led by Peggy Moss, author of children's book "One of Us," 10 a.m., free and open to public, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 10/23

October Moon Red Cloak Haunted History Event with The Maine Ghost Hunters Society, 4-hour paranormal investigation, ghost-hunting demonstration, to benefit Winter Street Center and the Maine Ghost Hunters Society, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., reservations only, $35, Winter Street Center, Bath, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Saturday 10/30

Community Leaf Rake hosted by RSU 1 students to kick-start Fields for our Future campaign, students will help residents rake and bag leaves, $20 suggested contribution, for information and to schedule rakers, call Mary Sreden, 443-3535, rain date, Nov. 6, Fields4ourfuture.org.

Fundraiser Dinner for Margaret Knight, 5-7 p.m., donations at the door, Kellogg Church, Harpswell; or mail checks payable to the Margaret Knight Fund: Sally Moulton, PO Box 477, Harpswell ME 04079; for information, or to donate silent auction items, call Liz Bouve, 833-5647.

Ongoing

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

Bulletin Board

Friday 10/22

Merrymeeting Arts Center annual business meeting, 6 p.m., Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, merrymeetingartscenter.org, 710-0349.

Saturday 10/23

Rabies Plus! Clinic by the Coastal Humane Society, dog licenses, various services, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Town Hall, School St. Bowdoinham, 725-5051, coastalhumanesociety.org.

“Coffee with the Candidates,” Jane Scease of Topsham, Democratic candidate, Sagadahoc County Treasurer; Jennifer DeChant of Bath, Democratic candidate, Register of Deeds, Sagadahoc County Democratic Headquarters, 786 Middle St., Bath, 370-4724.

Thursday 10/28

Board of Selectmen Candidates Forum at the Town Hall, co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area and the Topsham Public Library, 7 p.m., public encouraged to attend.

People Plus 34th Annual Meeting, 9:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., $10 members, $15 non-members, lunch seating limited, call 729-0757, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, peopleplusmaine.org.

Saturday 10/30

Comcast Customer Appreciation Day, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Comcast Service Center, 336 Bath Road, Brunswick.

Ongoing

2010 Step One Weatherization Program, free, registration open to low-income homeowners/renters, Sept. 24 through October, information, habitat7rivers.org, or call Ryan Collins, 386-5081 ext. 113, ryan@habitat7rivers.org.

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

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.

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, 373-369

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Friday 10/22

Spaghetti Supper, Boy Scout Troop 648, 5-7 p.m., $7 adults, $4 children under 12, $20 families, St. Charles Parish, McKeen St., Brunswick.

Saturday 10/23

Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3.50 child, The Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Saturday 10/30

Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3 child, Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Tanya, 442-0420.

Gardens & Outdoors

Thursday 10/21

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Friday 10/22

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Saturday 10/23

Birding Roundup with Andrew Gilbert, ad-hoc Merrymeeting Audubon adventure leaves Brunswick and heads for area hot spots of recently reported sightings, meet at Brunswick Hannaford’s at 7:30 a.m., maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

Sunday 10/24

The Brunswick Walking, Hiking, Biking and Rollerblading Club, join us for a community walk, 4 p.m., details online, meetup.com/Brunswick-Walking-Club/.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Tuesday 10/26

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Wednesday 10/27

Merrymeeting Audubon Program, Steve Walker, Beginning with Habitat program manager, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, information, Steve Walker, Steve.Walker@maine.gov.

Thursday 10/28

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Friday 10/29

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Saturday 10/30

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, lantern lit walks in Bath with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7 p.m., for all ages, $10/adults, $7/children under 12, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Getting Smarter

Thursday 10/21

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table, lecture on Civil War art by artist Dale Gallon, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, Jay Stencil 721-0235.

Monday 10/25

Introduction to Ancestry.com, basics of geneology, questions to follow, Elizabeth Doucette, 1:30-2:15 p.m., free, Thornton Oaks retirement community, 25 Thornton Way.

Sunday 10/31

Making it in Maine, Jewish Stories from the Pine Tree State, Professor David Freidenreich of Colby College, free, open to the public, Beth Israel Congregation, The Minnie Brown Center, 906 Washington St., Bath.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health & Support

Thursday 10/21

Free Screenings to determine an individual's risk of falling, 1-3 p.m., Head to Toe Physical Therapy, 439 Lewiston Road (Route 196), 725-4400, information, Monique Coombs, headtotoept.com.

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 Road.

Adoption Support Group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, monthly meetings, Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

Care Support Group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person, 373-6500 or 725-2181.

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or amanda@meadowdance.org.

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick 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.

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

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.

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

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

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine 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 disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose 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

Thursday 10/21

Haunted Hay Ride at White’s Beach and Campground, Durham Road, Brunswick, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $10 for ages 13+, and $6 for 12 and under, 729-0415.

Friday 10/22

Haunted Hay Ride at White’s Beach and Campground, Durham Road, Brunswick, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $10 for ages 13+, and $6 for 12 and under, 729-0415.

Saturday 10/23

Haunted Hay Ride at White’s Beach and Campground, Durham Road, Brunswick, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $10 for ages 13+, and $6 for 12 and under, 729-0415.

Saturday 10/30

15th Annual Kids Pirates Party, pirate or halloween costume appropriate but not required, 5-8 p.m., advance prices: family $20, member family $15, member $5, non-member $6; day-of: family $25, individual $7; Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, reservations at MaineMaritimeMuseum.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.

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

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