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Community Calendar: Oct. 27 - Nov. 7

Community

Community Calendar: Oct. 27 - Nov. 7

Greater Portland

Benefits

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

12th Annual Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Craft Fair, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Maine Medical Center, Scarborough Campus, 100 U.S. Route 1, Karen Greenlaw, 799-3771.

"Attic Treasures, Plus" yard and white elephant sale to benefit local charities, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hillcrest Community Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough.

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.

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.

Sid Tripp’s 15th Annual Halloween Bash, to benefit DownEast Pride Alliance, 8 p.m., $20 cover, costumes required, cash bar, live music by Under The Covers, Mariner’s Church Banquet Facility, 386 Fore St., Portland, 772-3599. 

"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.

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.

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.

Pancake Breakfast, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, 7-10 a.m., $5, with kids activities, bake sale, raffles, Portland Applebee's, 1072 Brighton Ave., Portland, 791-2810.

Friday 11/5

Art Play Annual Auction Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Unitarian Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, Sharon Morgenstein, 773-6069, artplayschool.org.

"Laughter is the Best Medicine Comedy Show," with Boston Sports Comedian Jimmy Dunn and Maine's Funniest Mom Karen Morgan, to benefit the Cancer Community Center, 8 p.m., $25 and $35, Abromson Center, USM - Portland, tickets, 774-2200.

Saturday 11/6

Maine College of Art 36th Annual Art Auction, 6-7:30 p.m. silent auction, 8 p.m. live auction, $50 includes tapas, drinks, $40 before Nov. 5, tickets at auction.meca.edu or 775-5098, free auction preview 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2- Nov. 5, and 5-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Bulletin Board

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.

Chamber After Hours, regional networking, free flu shots, 5-7 p.m., free for Chamber members and guests, RSVP by Oct. 26, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, sponsored by Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, 725-8797.

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.

Friday 10/29
 
PSR Maine's Annual Gathering,
with keynote by Edgar Allen Beem and Dr. David Adams, 5:30-7:30 p.m, $25, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, Paul Santomenna, 869-1014.

South Freeport Church Fall Festival,
flea market and rummage sale, 5-8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, donations still accepted/ tables to rent, call 865-4012, southfreeportchurch.com.

Saturday 10/30

Mill Creek Park Gazebo Dedication, 10:30 a.m. Mill Creek Park, South Portland, FoMCP@yahoo.com.

The Purple Turtle Gifts & Jewelry Open House,
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., free and open to public, 100 Gray Road, U.S. Route 100, Falmouth, catering by The Pink Apron, purpleturtledesigner@gmail.com.

South Freeport Church Fall Festival, flea market and rummage sale, children's activities, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., pulled pork lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, donations still accepted/ tables to rent, call 865-4012, southfreeportchurch.com.

Monday 11/1

Calico Quilters Holiday Auction, 6-7 p.m. preview, 7 p.m. auction, Mill Street Masonic Hall, Yarmouth, Paula Burbank, 846-6368.

Wednesday 11/3

Scarborough Historical Society Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., open to public, Scarborough Historical Museum, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough.

Friday 11/5

Fall Fair Craft Preview Sale, 6-9 p.m., for adults, Community Hall, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900, merriconeag.org.

Saturday 11/6

Fall Fair and Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., open to all, live music, children's games and more, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900, merriconeag.org.

Holiday Fair
, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South Portland Nursing Home, 42 Anthoine St., South Portland, 799-8561.

Bountiful Fair, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave, Portland, 797-4573.

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

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.

Saturday 10/30

Cabela’s Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 100 Cabelas Blvd., Scarborough, walk-ins welcome, or call 1-800 RED CROSS, redcrossblood.org.

Saturday 11/6

Volunteer Days at the Arboretum at Fort Williams, help clear the Cliffside Site, 9 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, meet at Cliff Walk entrance, bring pruning saws, loppers, wear gloves, not suitable for children, arboretumatfortwilliams.org.

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.

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

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

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

Friday 10/29

Chicken Pie Supper, 4:30-7 p.m., $12 adult/ $5.50 child, North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, 829-3644.

Chowder Dinner,
5-8 p.m., $10, South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, 865-4012.

Saturday 10/30

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $8  adult/ $4 child, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland.

Bean Hole Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 children, portion of proceeds benefit Scarborough Food Pantry, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.

L.L. Bean's Hunter’s Breakfast,
4:30-8 a.m., free/ until food lasts, Discovery Lobby, L.L.Bean Flagship Store, Main Street, Freeport, llbean.com/events.

Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adults, $3 children, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, 797-4066.

Pulled Pork Sandwich Lunch, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, 865-4012.

Saturday 11/6

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m. $8 adult/ $5 age 5-12, The Triangle Club of Casco Lodge 36 A.F. & A. M. Yarmouth, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, Raymond McLellan, 846-4724, Dale Howe, 846-9506.

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 10/27

"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 10/28

"Walk Among the Shadows," tours of Eastern Cemetery led by costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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 10/29

"Walk Among the Shadows," tours of Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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 10/30

"Beds to Rest," Gardening Class at Skillin's Greenhouses; 1 p.m., Falmouth Skillins, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth 781-3860; 10 a.m. Cumberland Skillins, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619.

"Walk Among the Shadows," tours of Eastern Cemetery with costumed actors, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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.

"Fall in the Forest,"
guided nature program, 2 p.m., free with park admission, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

Sunday 10/31

"Stories in Stone" guided nature program, 2 p.m., free with park admission, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

"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.

Wednesday 11/3

Cape Elizabeth Garden Club, 12:30 p.m., Kristine Blaisdell home, bring flowers and container, new members welcome, FMI, Betty Mopntpelier, 799-0229.

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

Thursday 10/28

"How Will Maine Stay Warm?" E2Tech forum, 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 a.m. panel discussion, $10-$25, Woodlands Country Club, Woods Road, Falmouth, register at e2tech.org.
Friday 10/29

“A Chat with PORTopera Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn,”

in honor of National Opera Week, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free, light refreshments, The Cumberland Club, 116 High St., Portland, register, ncfarrand@yahoo.com, 865-4165.
Saturday 10/30

Penny Rug Workshop,

led by Anne Tarbox, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25, includes materials, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, register, call Pamela Ames, 829-5708.
Tuesday 11/2

Free Science Seminar at SMCC,

"The use of molecular tools for conservation and management of wildlife and fisheries populations," with Christopher Lage,  5:30-6:30 p.m., Jewett Auditorium, Jewett Hall, SMCC, South Portland.

"Green Cemeteries," free seminar hosted by Coastal Manor, 2 p.m., Coastal Manor, Main St., Yarmouth, register, Tammy, 846-2250.
Friday 11/5

The Greek Creation Myth and the Olympian Gods,” lecture by Evelyn Newlyn, 7 p.m., free, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, presented by The Hellenic Society of Maine.

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.

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.

Friday 10/29

"A Family Undertaking," documentary on affordable end-of-life choices, 7 p.m., free, Allen Avenue UU Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland.

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.

Monday 11/1

"Social Justice and the Holistic activist," with Sage Hayes, 6-8 p.m., free, 9 Deering Street Studio, Portland, sagehayes.com.

Thursday 11/4

“Slow Medicine,” talk by Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of "My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing Slow Medicine, the Compassionate Approach to Caring for your Aging Loved Ones," 1:30 p.m., free and open to the public, donations welcome, Seventy-Five State Street, Portland, 775-7775.

Saturday 11/6

"The Great Weight Loss Workshop," 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $45, Meadow Winds Institute, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, Chris or Mark, 657-6978.

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; local opportunities include 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.

Friday 10/29

Free Medicare Workshop, led by Caroline W. Irwin, 1-4 p.m., sponsored by Beach Glass Transitions, 277 Congress St., Portland, register at 756-2901.

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

Thursday 10/28

"Illuscination," presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-31, $15-$55, Cumberland Country Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets at the Civic Center box office, Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

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.

"Illuscination," presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-31, $15-$55, Cumberland Country Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets at the Civic Center box office, Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

The Telling Room Open House, 5-8:30 p.m., 225 Commercial St., Portland, 774-6064, tellingroom.org.

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.

"Illuscination," presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-31, $15-$55, Cumberland Country Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets at the Civic Center box office, Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

Woodfords Club Haunted House, 6-7 p.m. "Faint of Heart" (for younger kids); 7-9 p.m. "Scary" (for older kids), $5 per person/ $10 family of 3 / $15 family of 4+, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, WoodfordsClub.org, 400-9539.

Sunday 10/31

Cousins Island Haunted House, 5:30-6:15 p.m. storytelling  for younger kids; 6:15-8 p.m. haunted house for older kids, free, food provided, Cousins Island Community House, corner of Talbot and Cousins St., Cousins Island, sponsored by Cousins and Little John Island Association.

"Illuscination," presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday;  11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday;  1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-31, $15-$55, Cumberland Country Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets at the Civic Center box office, Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

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 10/30

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.

Saturday 11/6

Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the All Military Association to benefit the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program, over 65 local crafters, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., free admission/parking, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road, Brunswick.

Sunday 11/7

43rd annual Ski & Skate Sale to benefit youth programs, 1-4 p.m., cash/check only, Brunswick Parks & Recreation Rec. Center Gym, 30 Federal St., Brunswick, for information/donation, brunswickme.org/parkrec, Claire Redden, 725-6656, credden@brunswickme.org.

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

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.

Thursday 11/4

Ladies Luncheon, Greater Brunswick Area Women's Social Club, for women of all ages, Marsha Dutton, 522-0265, details online, meetup.com/TheGreaterBrunswickAreaWomensSocialClub/

Saturday 11/6

16th Annual Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Cafe, silent auction, visit from Santa, more, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., St. Mary's, 144 Lincoln St., Bath, Treva Masulaitis, 443-5389.

Saw Mill Days, history of logging and lumber, presentations, woods walk, demonstrations, 7 a.m. - mid-afternoon, rain or shine, Higmo's Inc, 15 Bridge Road, Brunswick, Paula, 837-0608, info@higmos.com, for list of events, higmos.com/events/html.

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine annual meeting, speaker Mark Riposta on Alkaline Hydrolysis, 9-11:30 a.m., $5 members/ $10 non-members, meeting; lunch, $20 additional, John Parker, 725-2217, fcamaine.net.

Christmas by the Sea, Holiday Fair, crafts, dried arrangements, bake sale, silent auction, more, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, Eleanor Patterson, 725-1445.

Siddhartha School Project Celebration, silent auction with Buddhist art, sacred objects, regional food/music, talk by Buddhist monk, 5-8 p.m., public invited, $10, seating limited, 725-5222, Frontier Cafe, Brunswick.

50/50 Style Bingo, 1-3 p.m., door open at noon, refreshments, all welcome, 16 or older to play, The Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Holiday Craft Fair, handmade crafts, books, cookie walk, much more, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

St. Charles Church Christmas Fair, raffle prizes, crafts, baked goods, children's activities, much more, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Coffee Corner opens 8:30 a.m.

Go Green Expo, featuring the first "Go Green Science Fair," 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, sponsored by The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, 725-8797.

Sunday 11/7

Saw Mill Days, history of logging and lumber, presentations, woods walk, demonstrations, kids' treasure hunt, 7 a.m. - mid-afternoon, rain or shine, Higmo's Inc, 15 Bridge Road, Brunswick, Paula, 837-0608, info@higmos.com, for list of events, higmos.com/events/html.

Annual Christmas Fair, raffle prizes, crafts, ornaments, plants, children's activities, much more, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Coffee Corner opens 8:30 a.m., St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., 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 10/29

Octoberfest Beer Tasting at No. 10 Water Restaurant, Gritty's beer, pub pairings, giveaways, 6 p.m., $30/person, reservations recommended, 373-9299, 10 Water St., Brunswick.

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.

Calling all Ghosts and Goblins to join us for Halloween dinner, prizes for best costumes, No. 10 Water Restaurant, 10 Water St., Brunswick, 373-1824.

Saturday 11/6

Wicked Good Bean Suppah, 5-7 p.m., $7 adults, $3 kids 6-12, free under 6, American Legion Post 202, Foreside Road, Topsham, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 202.

Gardens & Outdoors

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

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.

Monday 11/1

Clock Evaluation, Information, history, general care, by Paul Fournier, past president of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 2-4 p.m., free, public invited, Community Room, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-8033.

Wednesday 11/3

Career Planning Workshop, Women, Work & Community, free 5-session workshop, Wednesdays, Nov. 3 - Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the University College, Bath, for information and pre-registration, contact Shelley Taylor, 386-1664, shelley.taylor@maine.edu

Thursday 11/4

Cuban History Through the Lens of Music, Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association presents Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.

Saturday 11/6

Waterfowl of Sabattus Pond with John Berry, Merrymeeting Audubon, meet at Hannaford’s, Brunswick, 8 a.m. car pool, information, John Berry, 725-2051, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

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

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

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.

Sunday 10/31

Safe Trick or Treating at The Captain Daniel Stone Inn, see us at the front desk to receive your Halloween treat, 10 Water St., Brunswick, 373-1824.

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.