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Community Calendar: June 10 - June 21

Community

Community Calendar: June 10 - June 21

Greater Portland

Benefits

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

Art Show Fundraiser, to benefit USM's Free Health Clinics in the Dominican Republic, 6-9 p.m., Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0680. 

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. 

HART Bake/Craft Sale, to benefit The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., outside Falmouth Wal-Mart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, donations of food and crafts appreciated, 829-4116. 

Lasagna Supper, to benefit the Interfaith House for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $4 small portion, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland, 761-9512.  

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. 

Sunday 6/14

"Doggie Day Spa," to benefit Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, $35-$50 spa packages or individual services available, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Kennel Shop, Cabela's Plaza, Scarborough, 883-5720 to schedule appointment. 

"Watch Your Language!" live audience recording of word-game show to benefit WMPG's Power Up! signal improvement campaign, 2-4 p.m., $5 donation, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, Dave Bunker, 780-4598, programdirector@wmpg.org.

Monday 6/15

"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, June 15 deadline, daysofdisaster.org or 874-1192 ext. 108 in southern Maine or 795-4004 ext. 301 in central Maine.

Thursday 6/18

Fundraising Gala, to benefit The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, reception, formal dinner, silent and live auctions, Marriott Sable Oaks, South Portland, tickets, 775-9955 or www.cromwellcenter.org.

"Taste of the Nation," annual food and wine event presented by Share Our Strength Southern Maine, to benefit local nonprofits fighting childhood hunger, $75 adult / $125 VIP, SMCC campus, South Portland, tickets online only, www.sosportland.org. 

Friday 6/19

Brett Cooper ALS Benefit Concert, with music by Murder of Crows, Grupo Esperanza, Dave Gutter, Dominic and the Lucid, Nigel Hall, John Nolan, Jerks of Grass, Tony McNaboe, Royal Hammer, Plains, DJ Boondocks, and DJ Greymatter, 7 p.m., $8 adult / $18 VIP, tickets, Port City box office or 899-4990, Port City Music Hall, Congress St., Portland, portcitymusichall.com.

Saturday 6/20

Church Yard Sale Fundraiser, 7a.m.-3 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

Used Book and DVD Sale, to benefit Friends of Feral Felines, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Williston West Church, 32 Thomas St., Portland, 797-3014, www.feralfelines.net.

Wolfe's Neck Art Fest, to benefit Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation, silent auction, children's activities, food, music and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, Myra, 865-4469.

Bulletin Board

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.

"Roads, Rails, Runways and Rudders," annual Aeronautical Expo, free admission/donations accepted for MS Society, aircraft displays, flyby's, plane rides, parachute demo team, FedEx NASCAR "show car" and the annual MS Plane Charity Pull, June 13-14, The Portland International Jetport, Portland, Greg Hughes, 756-8035.

Voluntary Boat Safety Inspections, by Scarborough Police Explorers, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,Pine Point Boat Launch, Scarborough, www.scarboroughpolice.com.

Sunday 6/14

Flag Day Celebration at the Portland Observatory, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 12 p.m. flag raising ceremony; 1-4 p.m. tours on the hour; 1-3 p.m. flag making and art activities; Portland Observatory Museum, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.

"Roads, Rails, Runways and Rudders," annual Aeronautical Expo, free admission/donations accepted for MS Society, aircraft displays, flyby's, plane rides, parachute demo team, FedEx NASCAR "show car" and the annual MS Plane Charity Pull, June 13-14, The Portland International Jetport, Portland, Greg Hughes, 756-8035.

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

Veteran's Memorial Bench Dedication Ceremony, 1:30 p.m., free and open to public, Veterans Park, corner of Parsonage Road and U.S. Route 9, North Yarmouth, Darla Hamlin, 221-0340, day or Barb Hauke, 829-4108 evening/weekend.  

Tuesday 6/16

Falmouth Historic Homes and Landmarks Mini Bus Tour, to celebrate the reopening of the Falmouth Historical Society's Heritage Museum, hosted by Falmouth Community Programs and the Historical Society, 1-3 p.m., $5, registration required at Falmouth Town Hall, refreshments available after tour at Heritage Museum, Woods Road, Falmouth. 

"Out of the Shadow of Torture: How to Move our Nation Forward With Accountability," panel discussion with experts on the issue of torture, 7 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish Congregational Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, Brianna Twofoot, MCLU, 774-5444.

Welcome Event for new Portland Chief of Police James Craig, hosted by NAACP Portland Branch & United Way of Greater Portland's Diversity Cabinet, with heavy hors d'ouevres, live jazz, cash bar, 5- 6:30 p.m., Ocean Gateway, Fore St., Portland, register by June 12 via email, lsmith@unitedwaygp.org, Liz Smith, 874-1000 ext. 342 or NAACP, 253-5074.

Thursday 6/18

PortConMaine, anime and gaming conference, June 18 - 21, register, www.portconmaine.com, Wyndham Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, Portland.

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

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

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.

Saturday 6/13

Public Church Supper, 5 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 865-6022.

Sunday 6/14

Family Breakfast, 8:15-11:45 a.m., $6 adult / $3 child, St. Maximilian Kolbe, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 883-2601. 

Sunday Night Jazz Buffet, with trombonist Chris Oberholtzer, 6-9 p.m., $12-$15, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway South Portland, 699-5855.

Saturday 6/20

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St. and U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-2814, www.wsumc.us.

Gardens & Outdoors

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.

Wednesday 6/17

Opening Day, free house and garden tours, with spinning demonstrations, heirloom tulips, story-telling, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, www.tatehouse.org.

Thursday 6/18

Peony Bloom Ice-Cream Social and Annual Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. meeting; recognition and ice cream, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, register, 781-2330, ext. 234, gcorreia@maineaudubon.org.

Saturday 6/20

Bird and Tree Identification Walk, Community Forest Discovery Day, 8-10:30 a.m., free and open to public, Arnold Family Forest Blair Addition, South Freeport, meet to carpool at Freeport Wild Bird Supply store, 541 U.S. Route 1, Suite 10, Freeport, newenglandforestry.org or 978-952-6856.

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

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. 

Saturday 6/13

Public Tours and Architect's Presentation, sustainable home building/LEED Homes, tours, 8:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m. June 13; 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. June 16, The Redfern House, Portland, register at info@theredfernhouse.com, www.theredfernhouse.com.  

Monday 6/15

"Looking North: U.S. Artists in Quebec and Atlantic Canada, 1890-1940," talk by Donna Cassidy, 7:30 p.m., $5 public / $3 members, Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, presented by North Yarmouth Historical Society and the Yarmouth Historical Society, yarmouthhistoricalsociety@myfairpoint.net or 846-6259.

Tuesday 6/16

"Marketing and Sales:"
How to attract new customers and retain them, 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, register, www.scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Public Tours and Architect's Presentation, sustainable home building/LEED Homes, tours, 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., The Redfern House, Portland, register at info@theredfernhouse.com, www.theredfernhouse.com.  

Thursday 6/18

"Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your Business Presence," Lunch & Learn Monthly Workshops for Entrepreneurs, 12-2 p.m., $10/free USM students, room 214, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register, workshops@mced.biz or to prepay and purchase lunch, www.mced.biz, 228-8524.

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 6/10

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

Tuesday 6/16

"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.

Friday 6/12

Lecture on Nutritionals, with Roger Drummer, certified nutritionist and NCCAOM diplomate of Chinese herbology, 6:45 p.m., $5 door / free admission with advance registration, call 767-4622, Abromson Center, Bedford St., USM Portland.

"Together at Shabbat" service, presented by Jewish Family Services and Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 4 p.m., Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland, reservations, Karli Jaffe, 772-1959. 

Victory Lap and Survivor Reception, Relay For Life, hosted by The American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. opening ceremony, followed by victory lap and reception, South Portland High School, Highland Ave., South Portland, American Cancer Society, 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.relayforlife.org/southportlandme.  

Women's Wellness Weekend, various services offered by Healthy Body Fit Mind, Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, Madison Square Hair Salon & Spa and Soma Massage & Wellness, June 12-14, South Portland, 767-4499 or 799-0972. 

Ongoing

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

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., www.oamaine.org.

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 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.

Sunday 6/14

Bay Square at Yarmouth 10th Anniversary Celebration, with food, games for children, music by Downeasters, 12-2 p.m., open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, reservations, 846-0044. 

Thursday 6/18

AARP Driver Safety Course, for drivers age 50 and older, 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., $12 members/$14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, register, John Hammon, 655-4943, class size limited, www.home.earthlink.net/~drivesafe-me.

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

Thursday 6/11

Green Day Celebration, 4:30 p.m., public invited to Longfellow Elementary School's Learning Garden for snacks, activities; 5 p.m. Zulu Leprechauns performance, $5 suggested donation per family, Longfellow Elementary School, Stevens Ave., Portland, Liz Meahl, meahle@portlandschools.org, 874-8195.

Saturday 6/13

The Annual Cape Elizabeth Family Fun Day, with food, face painting, games, entertainment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission, Fort Williams Park, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth.  

Children's Workshop, nature walk in Shaker Woods and make fairy houses, must be accompanied by adult, 9 a.m.-noon, $30 (child and adult) Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597.

Saturday 6/20

Freeport Family Fun Day, 9 a.m. "Close to the Coast Run," 5K and 10K races to benefit the Freeport Rotary and Scholarship Funds, 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. races, Nelson Larkins, 791-3222, www.active.com; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. free family activities, games; free park admission all day, Winslow Memorial Park, Staples Point Road, Freeport, Bart, 865-9052.

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

Saturday 6/20

Fifth Annual Woodside Elementary School 5K and Family Fun Day, rain or shine, BBQ, bouncehouse, games, facepainting, music, and more, to benefit The Woodside Partnership Fund, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham, to register for 5K Race, Eric Pulsifer, 725-1243, pulsifere@link75.org; fun day event, Sandy Trach, 725-1243, trachs@link75.org.

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

Monday 6/15

Pecha Kucha Brunswick, sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 6 p.m., $5 public / free for members, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, reservations recommended, 798-6964, info@fiveriversartsalliance.org.

Tuesday 6/16

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber Meeting, with speaker Richard L. Pattenaude, University of Maine System Chancellor, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, Bath, John Diamond, 973-3224 or Peggy Markson, 973-3245.

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.

Gardens/Outdoors

Saturday 6/13

Open Houses, Hidden Gardens of Bath Tour, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., tour starts at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, $20 advance / $25 door, tickets, Sweet Delights, 94 Front St.; Ornament, 11 Centre St.; Springer's Jewelers, 76 Front St.; Now You're Cooking, 49 Front St., and Brick Store Antiques, 143 Front St.; Sagadahoc Preservation, 443-2174 or bevYreynolds@gmail.com.

Getting Smarter

Tuesday 6/16

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

Sunday 6/14

"Healing Relationships," workshop for couples and singles wanting healthier relationships, 1:45-5 p.m., $25 suggested donation, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, register, Leslie Bartlett, 729-7710 ext. 2.

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

Tuesday 6/16

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.