Community Calendar May 27 - June 7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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, near Shaw's supermarket, Mimi Hinkel 829-3578.
Portland Heart Ball to benefit American Heart Association; cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing, sponsorships available for tables of 10 guests; some individual tickets available, Roberta Zimmerman 523-3009 or Roberta.Zimmerman@heart.org, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland.
Spaghetti Dinner, fundraiser hosted by The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation to fund school programs outside of the Cape Elizabeth school budget, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $5 adult/$15 family, ages 6 and under free, Cape Elizabeth Middle School/Pond Cove cafetorium, Amy Lombardo, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Auction and Cocktail Party, to benefit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, hosted by Lori Voornas, 5:30 - 9 p.m., $35, The Portland Company, 58 Fore St., Portland, tickets, arlgp.org.
"Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art," bi-annual art sale to benefit Goodwill, 5-8 p.m., free auction, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6323, goodwillnne.org.
"Cookies for Nancy," cookie walk to benefit Nancy King Memorial Scholarship Fund, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 dozen cookies, $3 half-dozen, Shaw's Supermarket, Falmouth Shopping Center, U.S. Route 1, to donate cookies, call Gail Mason, 781-3354.
Inaugural SailMaine Regatta and Pig Roast, to benefit community sailing program, SailMaine, 10 a.m. races start, Portland Harbor, pig roast dinner and party, to start 1 hour after races end, open to public, dinner tickets $20 advance/$25 door, held under tents at Portland Yacht Services, Fore St., Portland, hosted by SailMaine and Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association, more information, Sarah Helming, 650-2085.
Bark in the Park Benefit, for dogs and their families, to benefit Maine's homeless animals, hosted by The Planet Dog Foundation and the Portland Sea Dogs, 12:15 p.m. pre-game dog parade, 1 p.m. Sea Dogs game starts, Hadlock Field, Park St., Portland, tickets must be purchased for dogs in advance, Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 346-8606.
"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.
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, email@example.com
"Thank You and Goodbye" Celebration for outgoing Portland Superintendent Jeanne Whynot-Vickers, music by district students, refreshments, public invited, free, 6 p.m., Riverton Elementary School library, 761-9275, Sarah Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation, on jailed leaders of the Baha'i Faith in Iran, 7 p.m., free, community meeting room, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport.
Multicultural Exercise for Health and Love Event, free health screening and assessments, youth activities, displays, live music, cultural dances, food and refreshment, free, noon - 6 p.m, Expo Center, 239 Park Avenue, Portland; Nélida Berke, 874-8452.
Spring Craft Show by Etsy Maine Team, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Road, Freeport, Kellie Smith, KellieJSK@msn.com.
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.
MPA Rising Tide Dinner, with keynote speaker and singer Paul Stookey, hosted by Maine People's Alliance, 6 p.m., $20, Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, tickets, 797-0967 or mainepeoplesalliance.org.
"Spring Fling," to celebrate the completion of the new plaza, with music, Teddy McKay of Q97.9, prizes, free ice cream samples, Westgate Plaza, 1364 Congress St., Portland.
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
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.
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 email@example.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 OutSaturday 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Jazz & Stuff," with music by Alec Wall, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Henry VIII Carvery, Cabela's Plaza, Scarborough, 510-6566, email@example.com.
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
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.
Annual Herb Sale, 8 a.m. - noon, Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org
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.
Osprey Watch, Guided Nature Program, 2 p.m., free with park admission, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.
Presentation on Organic Landscaping, with Paul Tukey, author of the "Organic Lawn Care Manual," 3 p.m., free, Community Room, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.
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.
Historic Walking Tours of Freeport, hosted by Freeport Historical Society and Freeport Community Library, 12:30 p.m., Thursday 6/4 and 6/11, free, meet at Freeport Community Library, Library Drive, Freeport, freeportlibrary.com, Belinda, 865-3307.
Hort Shorts & More education series, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting SmarterThursday 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.
"Credit Yourself: The Way to Financial Fitness," personal finance workshops, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays through June 23, free and open to public, register, Celeste Shinay, 883-4723 ext. 240 or email@example.com, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, library.scarborough.me.us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Many Faces of Breast Cancer Event, panel discussion on latest research, issues for breast cancer survivors, 5-7 p.m., registration begins at 4:30 p.m., free, Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, The Atrium, 100 Campus Drive, U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, register, 1-800-977-4089 or ManyFacesSouthernMaine@zenogroupevents.com.
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.
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.
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.
"The Effects of Addiction on Friends and Family," a 4-week workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through June 23, $25 session/$85 four sessions, Crossroads for Women, 66 Pearl St., Suite 202, Portland, register, 773-9931 or email@example.com.
Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, 6:30 p.m., free, Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, first Wednesday of the month, gpmomc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson's Awareness Presentation and Luncheon, with Dr. Edward Drasby, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12-1 p.m. presentation, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, register, Mary Willson, 846-0044.
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 email@example.com.
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 SeniorsMonday 6/1
Understanding Medication for Memory Loss, Family Information Series, 6-7 p.m., free and open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, register, Mary Willson, 846-0044.
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 StuffWednesday 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.
Free Math Check-up, to evaluate math skills for children grades 4-9, 9-10 a.m. test, Sylvan Learning Center, 20 Atlantic Place, Foden Road, South Portland, must register by 5/28 at 773-6424.
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.
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.
"Blue Skies," celebration of music and dance presented by Moving Spirit Dancers and the Merrymeeting Singers, to benefit People Plus, 3:30 p.m., suggested donations, $8 adult/$6 senior or children under 12, People Plus, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, tickets, 729-0757.
"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 performance of music composed in honor of the Virgin Mary, $10 / free for children under 12; 2:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Rich Pitre, 725-2624, Richard.Pitre@portlanddiocese.org or Betsy Elder, 729-3602, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Spring Used Book Sale, fundraiser of The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, to benefit health career scholarships, rescheduled to 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday June 4 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday June 5, Cafe Conference Rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Becky Clow, 725-4144.
Baked Bean Supper, to benefit the Bowdoin Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 4:30-6 p.m., Bowdoin Fire Department, Cornish Drive, Bowdoin, 666-5787.Sunday 6/7
Brunswick Park and Gardens Fundraiser, garden talks, raffles, plant sale, 4-6 p.m., $15 donation, Kismet Inn, 44 Summer St., Bath, 833-5125 or 557-8135.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 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, 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.Getting Smarter
Career Exploration Workshops, presented by Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tuesdays through June 30, free, University College Bath/Brunswick, register, Shelley Taylor, 386-1664 or email@example.com.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 & SupportMonday 6/1
Nurturing Parenting Workshop and Potluck, 5-7 p.m., free, child care provided, call to register, Families Can! 442-7963 ext. 213.
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
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 StuffTuesday 6/2
Story Hour at the Farmers' Market, 11 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays through Aug. 25, Maine Street Gazebo, Brunswick, presented by Cornerstones of Science, Curtis Memorial Library, 725-5242, ext. 216.Friday 6/5
Creative Crafts, for pre-school and school-age children and parents, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free, Patten Free Library, Bath, sponsored by Families Can! Marie Arnold, 442-7963 ext. 213.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for "Littles," girls ages 6-14 that live in singe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll your daughter.
Morning Storytelling, songs, stories from around the world with Janice O'Rourke, for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.