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Community Calendar May 20-May 31

Community

Community Calendar May 20-May 31

Greater Portland

Benefits

Wednesday 5/20

The IndieBiz Awards Night Gala, with music, food, silent auction and announcement of awards, 6-9 pm, free admission / donations welcome, The Empire Dine & Dance; Portland Buy Local, Susan Tran, 756-6766; Kathy Palmer, 712-5255; portlandbuylocal.org.

Sunday 5/24

Bob Marley Comedy Fundraiser to benefit Falmouth Legion Baseball, $15, 6 p.m. silent auction, 7 p.m. show, Falmouth High School Theater, tickets Ed Rogers 781-0964. 

Monday 5/25

Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center sponsored by the Chiropractic Family Wellness Center with the Eastern Trail Alliance; entrance fee $12 advance / $15 day of race / $2 kids' fun run; maineaudubon.org/explore/event/roadrace.shtml; to register, 883-5549 or snowyegret5krun.com/.

Walnut Hill Garden Club Memorial Day Plant Sale to benefit civic projects, educational speakers and mission-related causes; perennials, vegetable seedlings, herbs, annuals; 9 a.m. Cumberland Congregational Church, Pamela Ames, 829-5708. 

Wednesday 5/27

Nonesuch Spring Book Fair, 20% of purchase proceeds go to MSPA when you mention Cape schools; books from Pond Cove, middle school and high school reading lists, gift wrap service, free raffle, 6-8 p.m., Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek Shopping Center, South Portland, Sue Harper, 799-2874 or harpersusa@maine.rr.com. 

Thursday 5/28

Kids First Gala/Fundraiser, a non-profit agency supporting families of separation and divorce; silent and live auction, gourmet tapas, dancing to the Tony Boffa Band; 6-10 p.m., $75, The Woodlands Club, Falmouth, tickets, 761-2709, kidsfirstcenter.org.

Friday 5/29

Sedgewood's Spring Plant Sale to benefit the 2009 Alzheimer's Assoc. Memory Walk; with garden tour, specialty items, gardeners available for questions, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth; Lea Casalinuovo 781-5775 x227, genesishcc.com.

Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz Seminar and Book Signing to benefit the Cancer Community Center, champagne and dessert reception, Dr. Schulz, Yarmouth resident, will sign "The Intuitive Advisor: A Psychic Doctor Teaches You How to Solve Your Most Pressing Health Issues," tickets $50, Cancer Community Center / Jennifer Nelson 774-2200 / CancerCommunityCenter.org; 6:30 - 10 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport.

Saturday 5/30

Plant and Bake Sale to benefit the Foreside Garden Club; plants grown by club members, fresh baked goods, garden-related items, 8 a.m. - noon, Falmouth Shopping Center to the right of Shaw's supermarket, Mimi Hinkel 829-3578.

2009 Portland Heart Ball to benefit  American Heart Association; cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing,  sponsorships available for tables of 10 guests; limited number of individual tickets available, Roberta Zimmerman 523-3009 or Roberta.Zimmerman@heart.org, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland.

Sunday 5/31

Eighth Annual Women's Ride for Heart Health to benefit Bicycle Coalition of Maine; open to women and girls, all fitness levels, 5, 10 and 25 miles, free yoga, massage therapy, light refreshments, entry fee $25 BCM members / $35 non-members, 9 a.m., L.L. Bean's Casco Conference Center, Casco Street, Freeport; to register, BikeMaine.org or 623-4511.

Portland String Quartet Scholarship Benefit Concert, with music by the PSQ, food and wine, to benefit PSQ summer workshop scholarship fund, 4 p.m., $50, 55 Bowdoin St., Portland, hosted by Emily and Michael Williams, tickets, LARK Society for Chamber Music, 761-1522, larksociety@choiceonemail.com. 

Ongoing

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

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 5/20

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

Thursday 5/21

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

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

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

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

Saturday 5/23

New England's Vintage Thunderbirds Club, exhibit of vintage automobiles, horse drawn carriage driving demonstrations, free/donations welcome; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth, Pamela Ames, 829-5708, www.skylinefarm.org.  

Wednesday 5/27

Cape Anime Club Meeting, Japanese Anime, MANGA discussion, 3:15 - 5 p.m. Thomas Memorial Library Community Room, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, Kevin Goody, 799-1720, kgoody@thomas.lib.me.us

Thursday 5/28

"Thank You and Goodbye" Celebration for outgoing Portland Superintendent Jeanne Whynot-Vickers, music by district students, light refreshments, public invited, free, 6 p.m., Riverton Elementary School library, 761-9275, Sarah Thompson, thompsa@portlandschools.org.

Saturday 5/30

4th Annual Multicultural Exercise for Health and Love Event, free health screening and assessments, youth activities, multicultural displays, live music, cultural dances, food and refreshment, free, noon - 6 p.m, Expo Center, 239 Park Avenue, Portland; Nélida Berke, 207-874-8452

Sunday 5/31

SailMaine Open House free sailing, shore-side boat rigging, knot tying demonstrations, adults and children 8+; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. rain or shine; SailMaine.org, 650-2085, Portland waterfront past the new Ocean Gateway Terminal. 

Ongoing

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

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

The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.

Yarmouth Central Men's Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.

Call for Volunteers

Friday 5/22

Bone Marrow Donor Drive co-sponsored by Casco Bay High School with the Portland Seadogs and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, potential donors ages 18-60; 3 - 7:30 p.m., Hadlock Field, Portland; 875-3324, e-mail nmdpdonor@partners.org, marrow.org.

Saturday 5/30

Pratt's Brook Park, Help clean up trails and remove brush, bring loppers, shovels, saws, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m, North Road entrance, Amanda Devine, Royal River Conservation Trust, 221-6477 

Ongoing

ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.

Alzheimer's Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.

The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.

Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or compassinfo@maine.rr.com.

Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or aherr@umext.maine.edu.

Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-two hours a day, 800-400-6325.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.

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

Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards, Harrington House greeters and docents and project volunteers, 865-3170.

Freeport Historical Society welcomes volunteers for our Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week, Rita, 632-3011.

Freeport Historical Society looking for a Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.

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

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

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

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

The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.

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

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

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

Dining Out

Thursday 5/21

"Sandwishes Tasting Party," hosted by Simply Divine Brownies and Tubby's Ice Cream, 4-7 p.m., free samples, door prizes, Simply Divine Brownies, 174 Lower Maine St., Freeport.

Friday 5/22

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

Saturday 5/23

Public Baked Bean Supper sponsored by Harraseeket Grange #9, 5 - 6 p.m., $7 adults / $3 children under 10, Grange Hall, 13 Elm Street, Freeport, 865-3363.

Public Baked Bean Supper, 5 - 6:30 p.m., $7 adults / $3 children, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street, Yarmouth, 846-5894.

Saturday 5/30

Bean Supper, 5 - 6:30 pm, adults $7 / children 5-12 $3 / under 5 free, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

2nd Annual Chowder Challenge Vote for your favorite chowder, 25% of the proceeds will be donated to Project G.R.A.C.E, adults $7 / children under 12 $3; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, Sara Salisbury or Anne Brennan, 883-6540, officebpc@bluepointchurch.org.  

Sunday 5/31

Sunday Night Jazz Buffet, saxophonist David Wells, 6 - 9 p.m., $10-$12, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland (the old Thomas Room), 699-5855.

Gardens & Outdoors

Wednesday 5/20

Bird Watching Guided Tour open to public, all skill levels, bring binoculars/field guides, members free, non-members $5 donation, 7 - 9 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery Woods by the pond, habitat.maineaudubon.org/activities/Trips/.

Thursday 5/21

Bird Watching Guided Tour open to public, all skill levels, bring binoculars/field guides, members free, non-members $5 donation, 7 - 9 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery Woods by the pond, habitat.maineaudubon.org/activities/Trips/.

Friday 5/22

Bird Watching Guided Tour open to public, all skill levels, bring binoculars/field guides, members free, non-members $5 donation, 7 - 9 a.m., Capisic Pond Trail, Macy Street entrance, habitat.maineaudubon.org/activities/Trips/.

Saturday 5/23

Guided Nature Hikes, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 4 p.m., reservations required, fee charged; the hikes cover the fields and woods on the south end of the village leading to Sabbathday Lake and Aurelia's Cascade. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib.me.us.  

Saturday 5/30
8th Annual Sunny Acre Farm Garden/Artisan Show
, birdhouses, hanging baskets, annuals & perennials, garden furniture, twig products and more, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 165 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2943.

Garden Workshop at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, learn how to lay out a garden for herbs, vegetables and flowers using companion planting, layering, organic methods and raised beds, $40, pre-register, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us. 

Annual Herb Sale, 8 a.m. - noon. Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook Street, Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org 

Sunday 5/31
8th Annual Sunny Acre Farm Garden/Artisan Show
, birdhouses, hanging baskets, annuals & perennials, garden furniture, twig products and more, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 165 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2943.

Ongoing

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

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

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

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 5/20

Portland SCORE double workshop: "Your 7-Step Road Map To Finding More Customers On Your Website" 2- 3:30 p.m. and "Do I Really Need A Facebook Page" 4 - 5:30 p.m., nominal charge, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland; reservations scoremaine.com or 772-1147

Thursday 5/21

Dedicated Expert will speak on Local Birds, Laura Turner, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in South Portland; 7:00pm, Betsy Ross House Community Room, 99 Preble Street Ext; Devon Gray, 767-2374, WillardNeighborhood.org

Friday 5/22

"Looking Towards the Future: Recreation Therapy - Moving Toward Licensure in Maine and New England," professional conference, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., USM's Glickman Family Library Conference, Dr. David Jones, 780-4587 or dbjones@usm.maine.edu.

Saturday 5/23

Floorcloth Workshop, Learn how to make a traditional painted canvas floorcloth, $50, preregistration required, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597.

Tuesday 5/26

Portland SCORE Workshop on Writing A Business Plan: Why you need one & when to revise it, 6 - 9 p.m., SCORE Offices,
100 Middle St., East Tower, there is a nominal charge for the seminar; reservations www.scoremaine.com or 772-1147.

Thursday 5/28

Scrapbooking at Victoria Mansion Learn to create scrapbook layouts; layouts will include a lesson on color choices, design and appeal, 1 - 3 p.m., $12/participant, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland; register, Julia Kirby 772-4841 ext. 12.

"Energy Solutions for an Ever-Changing Market," MEREDA spring conference, 1 - 5 p.m., Abromson Community Education Center, USM campus, Portland; register, mereda.org or 874-0801.

Ongoing

Acculturation Training for Immigrants, by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.

Business Workshops, Women's Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online; for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail sll@ceimaine.org.

Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.

"Judaism for the Curious," every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.

French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or immersionprograms.com

SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.

The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or tellingroom.org.

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.

Health & Support

Friday 5/29

Diamond Approach Workshop taught by Leslie Chyten, participants will examine the preciousness of Life by exploring the dynamic and changeless nature of Being, 6 - 9 p.m., $100, register, Nancy Meiners 883-0697 or Elinor Redmond 650-8579, First Congregational Church UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Saturday 5/30

Diamond Approach Workshop taught by Leslie Chyten, participants will examine the preciousness of Life by exploring the dynamic and changeless nature of Being, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., $100, register, Nancy Meiners 883-0697 or Elinor Redmond 650-8579, First Congregational Church UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Ongoing

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.

Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.

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

Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or cancercommunitycenter.org.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland, 594-2801.

National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.

Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 - 8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.

"Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!" 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

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

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

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

Just for Seniors

Wednesday 5/20

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

Wednesday 5/27

Parkinson's Disease Support Group meeting, Lillian Scenna, LSW, open to the public, 1 - 2 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive (opposite the post office), Mary Willson 846-0044.

Ongoing

Bingo at Hillcrest, Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.

Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.

Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.

PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or propeople.org.

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

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

Kids and Family Stuff

Wednesday 5/20

Girl Scouts of Maine to Hold Parent Information and Sign-Up, 7 p.m., Rowe School Gymnasium, Yarmouth, Beth Darling, 772-1177 or bdarling@gsmaine.org. 

Thursday 5/21

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

Wednesday 5/27

PSO Kinderkonzert for Percussion: Wood, Metal, Skins! ages 3-7, $3 in advance / $4 at door, 9:30, 10:30 AM, Reiche Community School, 166 Brackett Street, Portland, portlandsymphony.com or 773-6128. 

Saturday 5/30
Mad Science at The St. Lawrence!
$8 adults / $5 kids, 11 a.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Sreet, Portland, Liz McMahon 775-5568 ext. 102. 

Ongoing

Bayside Neighborhood Programs, Monday girls group 3:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.

Children's Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.

Children's Programs, "Baby Bounces" birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., "Preschool Story Time" ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., "Toddler Tales and Tunes" ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., "Kindertales" ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

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

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

Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3; 874-1030.

Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.

Mid Coast

Benefits

Sunday 5/31

"From Pop to Palestrina" concert to benefit Hospice Volunteers: Center for Grief and Loss in Mid Coast Maine; The St. Charles Borromeo Church choir and guest musicians will be performing a collection of music composed in honor of the Virgin Mary, $10 / free for children under 12; 2:30pm at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick, Rich Pitre, 725-2624, Richard.Pitre@portlanddiocese.org or Betsy Elder, 729-3602, hospvols@blazenetme.net.

Ongoing

Bottle Drive, to benefit the BHS Class of '79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund; bring returnables to Don's Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 5/20

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

Thursday 5/21

"Early Carvers of Coastal Maine's Gravestones", a talk by James Blachowicz, author of From Slate to Marble: Gravestone Carving Traditions in Eastern Massachusetts, 1770-1870, presented by Bath Historical Society, free, 7 p.m., Community Room, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath, 443-5141, ext. 18.

Saturday 5/30

Rabies, PLUS! Clinic for cats and dogs to benefit the Coastal Humane Society, rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs only $10, ear cleaning and nail trimming $5 - $10 (each), microchipping $25; 9 - 11 a.m., CHS, 30 Range Road Brunswick, Maine, 207-725-5051, coastalhumanesociety.org

Ongoing

Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member's child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.

Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.

Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.

Call for Volunteers

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Martha Cushing, 837-8810. 

Ongoing

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.

Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@bbbsbathbrun.org.

Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.

Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network seeks volunteers to visit isolated seniors; volunteers matched according to interest, location and need; play cards, run errands, provide companionship; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org.

Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 837-4894.

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions, at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.

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

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

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

Spectrum Generations, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARPs

Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

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

Gardens & Outdoors

Wednesday 5/20

Field Trip - Florida Lake, Freeport, free and open to the public, 7 a.m., meet at the parking lot at Florida Lake, Route 125; Judy Camuso, 415-3611, maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting

Getting Smarter

Thursday 5/28

"Why Waldorf High School?" A free public presentation at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., 865-3900 x 103 or merriconeag.org

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Health & Support

Thursday 5/21

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.

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

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

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick, 375-4749.

Weight Watchers, every Monday, noon, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.

Women's Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.

Just for Seniors

Ongoing

Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

Merrymeeting Senior Citizens Club, potluck lunch and program, not affiliated with the church, meets third Tuesday of the month, United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham, 725-7389.

Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.

Kids and Family Stuff

Thursday 5/21

PSO Kinderkonzert for Percussion: Wood, Metal, Skins! ages 3-7, $3 in advance / $4 at door, 9:30, 10:30 AM, 1 p.m., Brunswick High School's Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, portlandsymphony.com or 773-6128.

Wednesday 5/27

Cornerstones of Science, Rachel Carson’s Birthday Celebration: Ocean Science Today with Benjamin Twining of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Sandy Kauffman, 725-5242 ext. 216, cornerstonesofscience.org 

Ongoing

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