Community Calendar: June 24 - July 5
Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center Benefit Yard Sale, baby, children's items, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 90 Clinton St., Portland.
First Annual Portland Lobster Festival, with live reggae music, to benefit United Way of Portland and Rotary, 12-5 p.m., tickets, $12.50 for lobster or barbecue dinner, Maine State Pier, Portland, sponsored by Falmouth Rotary, www.portlandlobsterfest.com.
Home Run Derby Fundraiser, to benefit Falmouth Little League, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kids and adults welcome to play, $10 entry fee, checks made out to FLL, mail to Matt Rogers, 10 Streamwood Lane, Falmouth, ME 04105, questions, Julie Otte, JulieMomOtter@aol.com, 781-2322.
St. Lawrence Arts Center Yard Sale Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; drop off donations 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 6/26, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland.
St. Lawrence Arts Center Yard Sale Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; drop off donations 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 6/26, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland.
Pan Fried Steel Drum Band Concert and Dance Party, to benefit Safe Passage, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $2, North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St., Yarmouth.
Bottle Drive, to benefit Kenny Sweet bowling tournament, drop off at Papa's Place, 1706 Forest Ave., Portland.
911 Cell Phone Drive for Seniors, sponsored by Comfort Keepers, to support seniors in need of access to emergency 911 services, drop off used cell phones at Comfort Keepers office from July 1-31, 152 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, donations are tax deductible, 885-9600.
Bulletin BoardThursday 6/25
The 34th Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival, 6-8 p.m., Congregational Church Vestry, Gloucester Hill Road, hosted by New Gloucester Historical Society.
South Freeport Church Strawberry Festival, with raffles, books, jewelry for sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; lobster dinner 5:30-8 p.m., 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012, www.southfreeportchurch.com.
Church Strawberry Festival, 1-4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, Karen, 829-3644.
Civil War Day on Peaks Island, with guest speaker, music, military demonstrations and tours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, Kim, 766-3330 or email@example.com.
Dogs At Work Festival, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 11:30 a.m. dog parade starts at Brian Boru to Tommy's Park, with author Stephen Huneck, Portland, hosted by Planet Dog in celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day, www.planetdog.com/company_store/.
Freeport July 4 Events, 7-10 a.m. pancake breakfast, St. Jude Hall, Main and School Streets, 846-5584; 7:30 a.m. 10K Road Race, L.L.Bean; 9:15 a.m. Fun Run, L.L.Bean; 10 a.m. parade, Main Street, Ed Bradley 865-4612; 7:30 p.m. Concert in the Park, L.L.Bean's Discovery Park; 9 p.m. fireworks, Freeport Athletic Field.
Pine Point 4th of July Celebration, with parade, Kids One Mile Fun Run, 7:45 a.m. registration for Fun Run, 8:05 a.m. run starts, 9 a.m. parade, King Street start, ends at fire station with strawberry shortcake, sponsored by The Friends of Pine Point, to enter float or march in parade, call Ed Cleary, 883-6887, Edward@Clearyonline.com, http://friendsofpinepoint.blogspot.com.Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, with Rep. Herb Adams, noon, free, Longfellow House, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Free Community Soup Supper, 5-7 p.m., auditorium, Parish House, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, second and fourth Fridays, 781-3366, email@example.com.
Lobster Dinner, 5:30-8 p.m., $15, South Freeport Church, corner of South Freeport Road and Pine St., 232-6977.
Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth. $7 adult / $3 child ages 5-12, under 5 free, 797-4066.
Lobster Roll Lunch, 11:30-1 p.m., $10; hot dog lunch for $5, South Freeport Church, corner of South Freeport Road and Pine St., 232-6977.
Pancake Breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., $6 adult / $4 child under 12, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, Kim, 766-3330, www.fifthmainemuseum.org.
Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, $6 adult / $3 child, Nancy, 688-4481 or Karen, 829-5470.
Gardens & Outdoors
Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member / $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.
"Healing Properties of Plants," talk by Karen Kimball, Micmac healer and Master Gardener, $8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; and "Salves and Ointments Demonstration," by Karen Kimball, free, 1-3 p.m., Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St., Portland, register, 774 6177, www.tatehouse.org.
"Yardscaping at Back Cove," Portland Trails Discovery Trek Series, 5:30 p.m., free for members / $5 suggested donation for nonmembers, meet at the Preble Street Ext. parking lot at Back Cove Trail near I-295, Portland Trails, 775-2411, trails.org/events.html.
"Butterflies of Gilsland Farm," help Maine Butterfly Survey monitors, 1-3 p.m., $6 member / $8 nonmember, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330.
Osprey Watch, guided nature programs, 2 p.m., free with park admission, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.
In the Pines, guided nature programs, 2 p.m., free with park admission, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.
Naturalists' Forum, 7 p.m., free, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330.
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.
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.
Getting SmarterSaturday 6/27
Public Star Gazing Event, hosted by Southern Maine Astronomers, 8 p.m., free/donation, Twin Brooks recreation field, off Tuttle Road, Cumberland, weather permitting, www.southernmaineastronomers.org, 408-9036.
"An Immigrant Dialogue on Peace and Reconciliation Initiatives and Quality of Life Issues," sponsored by The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization and Living With Peace, 2-5 p.m., Christina, 939-3800 or Roger, 699-8956 (in French, Swahili or Kinyarwandan) East End Community School Cafeteria, Munjoy Hill, Portland.Tuesday 6/30
"Access to Capital Workshop," for small business owners, hosted by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, 12-1:30 p.m., Lee Room, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, register, Chellie Pingree's office, 774-5019.
"First Lady of the Arctic: Mother of the Snow Baby," illustrated talk on Josephine Peary by Patricia Pierce Erikson, 7:30 p.m., $5, children free, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, email@example.com.
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
Break the Stigma: National HIV Testing Day, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $15 food/gas card for preregister with birth date, $10 food/gas card for walk-ins, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, sponsored by Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services, 725-4955.
"Life Line Screening," stroke and osteoporosis screening, hosted by First Universalist Church, 9 a.m. appointments start, $139+, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, preregister, 1-800-697-9721, www.lifelinescreening.com.
Tender Living Care Program: A Program of Hope and Healing for Families Affected by a Serious Illness, 4-week session for all ages, Tuesdays, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27 8/10, free, Carol Sylvester, 775-5216 or email@example.com, Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland.
Cousins Island Chapel Celebration and Open House, to mark completion of the chapel restoration project, 10:15 a.m. service, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. open house, free and open to public, David Kenney, 846-5176.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
HOPE Groups, wellness support group with Elizabeth Holder, LADC Guide, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, www.HopeHealing.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
Lunch-n-Learn Seminar: Senior exploitation and financial crimes, talk by Hanna Sanders of Elder Services of Maine, 11 a.m.-noon, free, hosted by the Cumberland Police Department, Cumberland Town Hall council chambers, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, respond, 829-2210.
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 6/24
Free Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, Dan Grady, marionettes performance, noon, Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth; "Bluezberry Jam," concert, 6:15 p.m., Royal River Park, Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Community Services, 846-2406, summer schedule, www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org.
Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs and Marsh Muck, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesdays, $5 member / $7 nonmember, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.
Magic by Scott Jameson, performance to kick-off library summer reading program, 3 p.m., free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, www.library.scarborough.me.us, 883-4723 ext. 3.
Multimedia Family Music Show, CD release performance of Shana Barry's new family album, "A Pink Whale and a Very Tall Tree," 2 p.m., $8, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600 or www.Fofers.com.
Random Fun Day, BBQ, concert, games, moon bounce and more, hosted by Random Acts of Maine, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free/donations accepted, The First Baptist Church, Canco Road, Portland, 576-6047, www.randomactsofmaine.com.
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.
"The BIG Show," Big Brothers Big Sisters variety show fundraiser, 7-9 p.m., $12.50 advance / $15 door, The Chocolate Church Performing Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, 729-7736, firstname.lastname@example.org, advance tickets at Music & Moore, 49 Topsham Fair Mall Road; BBBS office, 85 Maine St., Brunswick; Sharon Drake Real Estate, 136 Front St., Bath.
Red, White and Blue Summer Fun Festival, to benefit the Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, noon-4 p.m., games, food, activities, free admission, 1201 Main St., Bowdoin; 5-9:30 p.m., waterfront festivities, Philip Mailly Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham; 9:30 p.m. fireworks, hosted by FHC and the Cathance Center, 666-5651 ext. 2248.
Kellogg Church Yard and Craft Sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., rain or shine, Elijah Kellogg Church, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell.
Gala Benefit for the Bowdoin International Music Festival, to benefit the Festival's scholarship program, with dinner, music and live auction, 5:30 p.m., $125 per person, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, tickets, Christina Razzi, 373-1440, email@example.com, www.bodwoinfestival.org/special_events.php.
Abbot Fletcher Sailing School Benefit Pancake Breakfast, to benefit AFSS Racing Program, 8-10 a.m., Orr's-Bailey Yacht Club, 26 Osbourne ROW, Orr's Island.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 BoardThursday 7/2
Bath's 37th annual Heritage Days, July 2-5; Patten Free Library book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 2-5; parade, activities at Waterfront Park, Library Park and downtown, start at noon, July 4; arts and crafts show, Library Park, 1 p.m. boat parade, Waterfront Park, July 5: complete schedule, www.bathheritagedays.com, Ed Rogers, 522-4026, Maine Street Bath office, 442-7292.
Annual Independence Day Ice Cream Social, 2-4 p.m., Bailey Island Library Hall, presented by The Mingo Club.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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
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
Break the Stigma: National HIV Testing Day, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $15 food/gas card for preregister with birth date, $10 food/gas card for walk-ins, YMCA, 303 Centre St. Bath; Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, sponsored by Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services, 725-4955.
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 StuffOngoing
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 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.
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.