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Community Calendar: June 3 - June 14

Community

Community Calendar: June 3 - June 14

Greater Portland

Benefits

Summer in Maine Online Auction, to benefit South Portland Historical Society, with gift certificates, tickets, and more, auction listings at www.SummerInMaineAuction.com, now through June 6, South Portland Historical Society, 347-4137 or sphistoricalsociety@maine.rr.com.  

"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. 

Wednesday 6/3

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. 

Friday 6/5

"Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art," bi-annual art sale to benefit Goodwill, 5-8 p.m., free admission, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6323, goodwillnne.org.

PORTopera's Dinner/Dance & Auction Gala Fundraiser, with performance by Jan Opalach, music by the Bob Charest Band, 6:30 p.m., $125 per person / $1,000 for a table of 8, black tie suggested, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, tickets, PORTopera office, 879-7678.

Saturday 6/6

Annual Yard Sale, to benefit Mom to Mom of Maine, children's clothing, gear, toys, bake sale, plant sale and more, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., 31 Summit St., Portland, Sara Yates, 632-1480. 

"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.

Sunday 6/7

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.

Monday 6/8

"For the Love of Giving" food drive to benefit area food pantries, hosted by Town & Country Credit Union, June 8-20, drop off non-perishable food and supplies at any Town & Country locations, 3 Auburn St., Portland; 170 Ocean St. or 557 Main St., South Portland; 257 U.S. Route One, Scarborough; 52 Elm St., Saco, www.tcfcu.com.

Wednesday 6/10

"Power Up! One-Day Beg," to benefit WMPG "Power Up!" signal-improvement capital campaign, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. live radio broadcast at 90.9 & 104.1 FM; 12-5 p.m. BBQ and yard sale, WMPG studios, 92 Bedford St., Portland, Jim Rand 780-4424, stationmanager@wmpg.org, or wmpg.org.

Thursday 6/11

"Walk With Me," to benefit Easter Seals Maine, 3.5 mile stroll around Back Cove Trail, Portland, 4:30 registration, Payson Park, 6 p.m. walk starts, rain or shine, Catherine Holt, 828-0754, cholt@eastersealsme.org or www.walkwithme.org.

Friday 6/12

Relay For Life, hosted by The American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. cancer survivor recognition and first lap, followed by dessert reception, 9 p.m. Luminaria ceremony, South Portland High School track, Highland Ave., South Portland, American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345, www.relayforlife.org/southportlandme.

Saturday 6/13

18th Annual Pet and People Walk, to benefit The Center for Grieving Children programs, 3.5 mile walk around Back Cove, Portland, 9 a.m. registration and activities, Payson Park; 10 a.m. walk starts; 11 a.m. food, contests and activities, www.cgcmaine.org or 775-5216.

8th Annual Juried Art Auction, to benefit Maine Public Broadcasting Network, with over 100 pieces of art and fine crafts, 2-4:30 p.m. art viewing and bus tour of Pineland Farms; 5-9 p.m. live bidding, with appetizers served, to register, view, pre-bid or proxy bid, http://auction.mpbn.net; Pineland Farms, The Equestrian Center, Intervale Road, U.S. Route 231, New Gloucester, Margie Oxman, moxman@mpbn.net or 1-800-884-1717 ext. 5167. 

Summer Fair/Yard Sale, to benefit St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date June 20), St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1179.

Yard Sale, to benefit Blue Point Congregational Church Sunday School program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., donations welcome, drop off times, June 7 after church or 6-8:30 p.m. June 11-12, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, Margot, 883-8951. 

Bulletin Board

Thursday 6/4

Maine's Honorary Consuls Event, hosted by World Affairs Council of Maine, with honorary consuls Adrian Kendall of Germany, Severin M. Beliveau of France, Perry Newman of Canada and Simon Leeming of New Zealand, 4 p.m. annual meeting; 5 p.m. cocktails and dinner; 6:30-7:30 p.m. panel discussion, World Affairs Council of Maine office, 68 High St., Suite 160, Portland, 780-4552, John LaBrie, executivedirector@wacmaine.org or www.wacmaine.org.

Friday 6/5

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.

Saturday 6/6

"Finding Gems in Deeds," talk by Dr. Carol P. McCoy, 1 p.m., social time, 12:30 p.m., free and open to public, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 23 Ocean Road, Cape Elizabeth, Linda, 490-5709, Greater Portland Chapter Maine Genealogical Society.

Restorative Justice: A Successful Maine Model, presented by Pax Christi Maine, the Catholic and ecumenical peace and social justice movement, 12:30-4:30 p.m., free and open to public, St. Pius X Church Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, 773-6562. 

"Spring Fling," to celebrate the completion of the new Westgate Plaza, with music, Teddy McKay of Q97.9, prizes, free ice cream samples, Westgate Plaza, 1364 Congress St., Portland.

Sunday 6/7

Maine Horse Association Horse Show, hosted by Camp Ketcha, 9 a.m. show starts, spectators free, campgrounds at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road Scarborough.

Tuesday 6/9

General Meeting and Board Member Elections, Riverton Community Association, 6:30 p.m., Riverton School and Community Center, Portland, rcaportland@yahoo.com.  

Talk with Portland Chief of Police James Craig, hosted by West End Neighborhood Association, Western Prom Neighborhood Association and the St. John / Valley Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m., Reiche Community Center, Brackett Street, Portland, Rosanne Graef, 879-6024, wendneighborhood@yahoo.com.

Saturday 6/13

The Bayside World Market & Fair, with food, music, vendors, children's area, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland, www.baysideworldmarketandfair.com or 772-7595.

Sunday 6/14

"Spirit Essence Portraits," by artist/psychic Melissa Harris, Leapin Lizards, Main St., Freeport, call for times, 865-0900.

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 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.

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

Call for Volunteers

Wednesday 6/3

Yarmouth Blood Drive, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yarmouth and Yarmouth area businesses, 1-6 p.m., AMVETS Hall, North Road, Yarmouth, to schedule appointment, www.givelife.org or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Saturday 6/13

Eastern Cemetery Volunteer Workday, with Spirits Alive, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., corner of Congress and Mountfort St., Portland, sa@spiritsalive.org, www.spiritsalive.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.

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; 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 ngarrity@allegiancehospice.com.

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

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

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

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

Dining Out

Saturday 6/6

Baked Bean Supper, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult / $3 child, Nancy, 688-4481 or Karen, 829-5470.

Friendly's Free Ice Cream Day, noon-5 p.m., find local Friendly's locations, www.friendlys.com. 

Ham Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, Stewart P. Morrill Post 35, 413 Broadway, South Portland, Mary Neal, 767-0874, 799-3997.

Sunday 6/7

Jazz Buffet, with music by Carl Bradford and the Port City Four, 6-9 p.m., $10-$12, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway South Portland, 699-5855.

Friday 6/12

Free Community Supper, 5-7 p.m., open to public, auditorium of St. Mary's Parish House, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@smary.org.

Gardens & Outdoors

Thursday 6/4

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.

Saturday 6/6

"Hike the Forest City" with Tom Jewell, Portland Trails co-founder, 10 mile walk from Stroudwater River to Presumscot River, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free and open to public, meet at Stroudwater Trail, bring own hiking supplies, register, Portland Trails, 775-2411 or info@trails.org, www.trails.org.

L.L.Bean's 28th Annual PaddleSports Festival, free boat testing, demonstrations, cookout, seminars, kids' activities and more, June 6-7, L.L. Bean Paddling Center, Freeport, for hourly schedule, www.llbean.com/events.

Rhododendron Auction and Flower Show, 10 a.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, sponsored by Maine Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, 797-2956 or 443-2349.

Sunday 6/7

L.L.Bean's 28th Annual PaddleSports Festival, free boat testing, demonstrations, cookout, seminars, kids' activities and more, June 6-7, L.L. Bean Paddling Center, Freeport, for hourly schedule, www.llbean.com/events.

Thursday 6/11

True Tales Tours of Portland, historic downtown walking tour with Harlan Baker, 3:45 p.m. tours leave from Monument Square, Thursdays - Saturdays, rain or shine, 2 hours, $22, 712-0228 or www.harlanbaker.com.

Ongoing

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, market.gal09@gmail.com.

Getting Smarter

Monday 6/8

Introduction to Backpacking Workshop, presented by The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, Wayne Newton, hikerfig@myfairpoint.net, 897-3072, or Lew Dow, lwsow@yahoo.com, 890-8512.

Tuesday 6/9

Starting Your Own Business: Everything you need to know, 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, www.scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Wednesday 6/10

"Social Networking Sites: A New Economy for Creative People," The Maine Center for Creativity lecture series, Creative Toolbox & Survival Guide, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $25 members / $35 nonmembers, Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, register, intern@mainecenterforcreativity.org. 775-4100, www.mainecenterforcreativity.org.

Thursday 6/11

"Women in the Archives: Using Archival Collections in Research and Teaching on U.S. Women" symposium presented by The University of New England Maine Women Writers Collection, June 11-14, Abplanalp Library, UNE Portland campus, Stevens Ave., register, 221-4433. 

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

Wednesday 6/3

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 cschoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.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.

Saturday 6/6

Wellness and Crystal Fair, with healers, massage, tent sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Leapin' Lizards, 123 Main St., Freeport, 865-0900, www.leapinlizards.biz.

Tuesday 6/9

"The Effects of Addiction on Friends and Family," 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through June 23, $25 session, Crossroads for Women, 66 Pearl St., Suite 202, Portland, register, 773-9931 or info@crossroadsforwomen.org.

Wednesday 6/10

Falmouth Internal Medicine Practice Open House, 4-6 p.m., 75 Clearwater Drive Suite 106, Falmouth, 400-8570.

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

Monday 6/8

"Putting the Puzzle Together," 4-part series for people assisting older adults, presented by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays, June 8-29, free, registration required, call AnneMarie Catanzano, 396-6545, SMAA Scarborough.

Wednesday 6/10

Eldercare Seminars, hosted by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 5:30-8 p.m., free and open to public, registration suggested, Donald Lauzier, 602-7323 or lauzierd@sbsavings.com., www.sbsavings.com.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids and Family Stuff

Saturday 6/6

DaVinci Experience Science & Arts Camp Open House, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for children ages 5-13 year and families, 267 Falmouth Road, next to Town Hall, Judy Crosby, 878-7760, davinci@maine.rr.com, www.DaVinciExperience.com 

Kid's Yard Sale, South Portland: hosted by the South Portland Parks and Recreation Department, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.,  South Portland Community Center, Nelson Road, South Portland, Lisa Bingham, 767-7650; and Freeport: hosted by Freeport Freeport Recreation & Community Education, 865-6171,  9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mast Landing School cafeteria, Freeport.

Sunday 6/7

Coastal Studies for Girls Public Open House, learn about the residential science and leadership semester school, 1-4 p.m., 308 Wolfe's Neck Road, Freeport, Ginger Jones, 865-9700 or ginger@coastalstudiesforgirls.org, www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mid Coast

Benefits

Friday 6/5

Annual Spring Used Book Sale, fundraiser of The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, to benefit health career scholarships, rescheduled to 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5, Cafe Conference Rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Becky Clow, 725-4144.

Saturday 6/6

Baked Bean Supper, to benefit the Bowdoin Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 4:30-6 p.m., Bowdoin Fire Department, Cornish Drive, Bowdoin, 666-5787.

Give and Go Yard Sale, (formerly known as Dump and Run), to benefit 25 local non-profits, with furniture, sporting goods, electronics and more, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, Keisha Payson, 725-3086 or cpayson@bowdoin.edu .

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.

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

Saturday 6/6

Plant and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., sponsored by the Sebascodegan Garden Club, East Harpswell Baptist Church, Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, 725-5083. 

Thursday 6/11

Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Suppa', West Bath Historical Society, 6 p.m., free and open to public, Old West Bath Meeting House, Berry's Mill Road, 443-4449.

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.

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

Tuesday 6/9

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 shelley.taylor@maine.edu.

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just for Seniors

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids and Family Stuff

Friday 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.

Tuesday 6/9

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.

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. 

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.