Community Calendar: July 8 - 19
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.Wednesday 7/8
Allagash Beer Party, to benefit Victoria Mansion and St. Lawrence Arts Center, with beer tasting of Allagash Brewing Company's Victor and Victoria Ale, live music, mansion tours, door prizes, food, 5:30-8 p.m., $20, Victoria Mansion lawn, 109 Danforth St., Portland, tickets, 772-4841 or www.victoriamansion.org or stlawrenceartscenter.org.
Benefit Concert with Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band and Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, to benefit Seeds of Peace Camp, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 761-1757, www.seedsofpeace.org.
Champions for Children Basketball Tournament, to benefit children with developmental disabilities through the Morrison Developmental Center and the Evergreen Child Development Center, Friday, 5 p.m. Maine Red Claws dance team performance, 6-8 p.m. tournament games; Saturday games 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $5 adult / $3 child, ages 12 and under free, Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, Maureen Goudreau, 779-2471 or Dorothy White, 874-1125.
Darjeeling Tea and Dumpling Party, silent auction of prints by Thatcher Cook on assignment in India, with tea, Indian dumplings, 6-9 p.m., $5, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, 561 Congress St., Portland, Thatcher Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home and Garden Tour of Magnolia Place II, to benefit The New Morrison Developmental and Educational Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $10, 3 Coralburst Lane, Scarborough, Jo Morris, 885-9128.
Skyline Farm Annual Summer Benefit, 10 a.m. live auction begins, horse-drawn vehicles, antiques and collectibles; evening dinner by Basil Provisions, with silent auction, live music, $65 donation / ages 12 and under free, reservations, Greg Wiessner, 400-7809; to donate items for live or silent auction, call Diana Logan, 252-9352, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, www.skylinefarm.org.
Scarborough Church's Ecumenical Summer Service, offering to benefit Hospice of Southern Maine, 9:30 a.m., Scarborough Memorial Park Gazebo, behind Town Hall, Scarborough, (rain location, Scarborough High School auditorium), Pastor Dwayne Hopkins, Coastal Community Church, 885-5821 or Kathy Sparda, St. Maximilian Church, 883-0334.
The Sixth Annual Boat Building Festival, to benefit Compass Project, July 12-14, Monument Square, Portland, register, www.cocompassproject.org.
3 for 3 Benefit Concert, with Tom Acousti, Robbie Coffin and South Portland High School musical theater alumni, to benefit St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center and the South Portland Musical Theater Program, 7:30 p.m., $20, St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, www.stlawrencearts.org.
Peggy Etter Tap Scholarship Celebration and Benefit, social, dance, and student tap performance, fundraiser for Maine State Ballet School scholarships, 1-5 p.m., free admission, Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7672 or www.mainestateballet.org.
Spectacular Gardens of Scarborough Tour, fundraiser for the Scarborough Garden Club, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, $15, Hunnewell House, Black Point Road, Scarborough, Barbara Zaharis, 839-4033, email@example.com, or home.roadrunner.com/~garden.
Library Sundae, antique cars, fundraiser for Falmouth Memorial Library with ice cream, music, and valve-cover racing, 1:30-4 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351, www.falmouth.lib.me.us.
"What's Fair About the Economy? Come Bring Your Voice," 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, with panelists and community discussion, State Street Church UCC, 159 State St., Portland, Anne Hendrix, State Street Church, 774-6396
2009 Maine Beaches Conference, "Valuing Maine's Beaches: Assets, Challenges, and Actions for Today and Tomorrow," 7:45 a.m. registration begins; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. conference, $30 adult / $15 students, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, preregister, www.seagrant.umaine.edu/09mbcreg.htm, Kristen Grant, Maine Sea Grant and UMaine Cooperative Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-1555 ext. 115.
Monthly Coffee Hour, with Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, 10:30-11:30 a.m., J.P. Thornton's, 740 Broadway, South Portland, 776-3783.
"The Poland Spring Resort: A City of Vivid Contrasts," illustrated lecture by David Richards, 7:30 p.m., $5, ages 10 and under free, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.
New Gloucester Historical Society Member Meeting, 7 p.m., New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Intervale Road, New Gloucester, Leonard L. Brooks, 926-3188.
The 44th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival, Friday-Sunday, Main Street, Yarmouth, free admission, rides, food, arts and crafts, vendors, and more; complete schedule at www.clamfestival.com or call the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, 846-3984.
Creative Spirits Summer Festival, music, performances, arts and crafts sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, Kendall Tavern Inn, 213 Main St., Freeport, sponsored by Freeport Creative Arts and Kendall Tavern Inn, Shelley Snodgrass, 865-1616, email@example.com.
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
The Center for Grieving Children needs volunteers to facilitate peer support groups for children and families dealing with a serious illness or grieving the death of a family member or friend, comprehensive 30-hour volunteer training provided, groups meet once a week throughout the school year; volunteer orientations held at 12 p.m. July 8; 5:30 p.m. July 23; 12 p.m. Aug. 12; 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27, The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, call Valerie Jones, 775-5216, www.cgcmaine.org.
Volunteers needed to help launch Coastal Studies for Girls, a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.
Alzheimer's Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.
American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.
The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.
Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or email@example.com.
Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on its executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-two hours a day, 800-400-6325.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.
Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.
Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.
Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.
Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed, to help people with disabilities experience riding, call Vickie 929-4700, or 807-7757.
Homeless Animal Rescue Team seeks direct care volunteers, facilities maintenance, fundraisers, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, 829-4116 or 846-3038.
Hospice Volunteers Needed for Allegiance Hospice, to visit patients in nursing homes in York and Cumberland counties, Nicole Garrity, 877-255-4623 or email@example.com.
The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.
Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668, skincheck.org.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors' appointments, 1-800-227-2345.
Dining OutFriday 7/10
Free Community Soup Supper, 5-7 p.m., open to public, The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366
Lobster Roll Meal, 4:30-6 p.m., $10, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.
Food Films, "Chicken Run" with food from 158 Pickett Street Cafe, 6 p.m., $20, cash bar available, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, hosted by Rabelais Books, One Longfellow Square and the Maine Food and Drink Ambassadors, tickets, www.onelongfellowsquare.com.
"The Chocolate Lover's Sail," sunset cruise with Lindt chocolate and wine, hosted by Portland Schooner Company, 6-8 p.m., $50.00, Mondays 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, tickets, Scott Reischmann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 766-2500, www.portlandschooner.com.
Sunday Sails Jazz Brunch, aboard historic windjammers Wendameen or Bagheera, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $55 adult, Portland Schooner Company, Laura Zimmerman, 766-2500, www.portlandschooner.com.
Gardens & Outdoors
Discovery Trek, Fore River Trail (Cumberland and Oxford Canal), guided walk series led by Portland Trails, 5:30 p.m., Portland Trails members free / $5 donation nonmembers, meet at Fore River Trail entrance, end of Hobart Street, Portland, register, 775-2411 or email@example.com.
Nature Hikes at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, guided hikes, $5 adult, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597; www.shaker.lib.me.us.
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.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, Falmouth Farmers Market, Wednesdays 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; Freeport Farmers Market, Fridays, Town Office lot, Main Street, Freeport 2-6 p.m., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Cumberland Farmers Market, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland; 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.
Preserving the Harvest, canning workshops hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, July through August, complete listings at www.umext.maine.edu/foodpreservation/workshops.htm.Wednesday 7/8
"Colonial Housekeeping," talk by Betsey Golon, $8, 10 a.m.-noon, "Making Colonial Sweet Baggs," workshop with Betsey Golon, 1 - 3 p.m., $8, plus $20 supplies, Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St., Portland, reservations, 774-6177, www.tatehouse.org.
Lunch and Learn Monthly Workshop for Entrepreneurs, "To Tweet or not to Tweet" presented by John Moore, 12:30-2:30 p.m., register 12-12:20 p.m., $10 / free for USM students, Room 110, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register, email@example.com or, www.mced.biz/news.html#events or 228-8524, hosted by Maine Center for Enterprise Development.
"Starting Your Own Business: Everything you need to know," 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., second floor, East Tower, Portland, register, 772-1147, www.scoremaine.com.
Workshop for Distressed Homeowners, led by attorney Robert T. Boudreau and Jim Walsh, 6-7:30 p.m. July 14 or July 28, free, Weichert Realtors, 100 Commercial St., Portland, 773-2425, register, 773-2425.
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
Discussion Group for Dementia Caregivers, 7 p.m., free and open to public, Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter office, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.
Divorce Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or email@example.com.
Open House with Rev. Jacob Watson, "Chaplaincy as Spiritual Activism: The Third Fire," 6:30-8 p.m., open house and talk, ChIME, 555 Forest Ave., Portland.
Kids First Program, co-parenting education workshop for parents involved in divorce or separation, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday 7/11 and 7/18, $60 adult, scholarships available, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, register, 761-2709, www.kidsfirstcenter.org.
Creating a Healing Prayer Necklace, led by Mindy Ruth Novick, 6-8 p.m., $25, Leapin Lizards, 123 Main St., Freeport, register, www.leapinlizards.biz or 865-0900.
Genetics, Lifestyle and Health: The Scientific Truth Regarding Who Gets Sick and Who Stays Well, 12:30-2 p.m., free and open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, register, 846-0044.
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 Perspectives, a support group for people in all stages of divorce, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, call 232-1667 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Greater Portland Mothers of Multiples Club, support group for mothers and expectant mothers of multiples, meets first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Barron Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, www.gpmomc.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
AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., $12 AARP members / $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, register,John Hammon, AARP volunteer instructor, 655-4943, 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
CampFit, 4-week fitness and fun camp for boys and girls grades 2-6, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m., July 20-Aug.14, Riverview Physical Therapy, 50 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, $125 / child, $110 / siblings, register, www.riverviewpt.com or 846-8725.Monday 7/6
"Mind Over Metal," metal work camp with machining, welding, for ages 14-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 6-10, $25, SMCC, Fort Road, South Portland, register, John Bolduc, 741-5602 or jbolduc@smccME.edu., www.smccme.edu.
The Children's Hour, family tour of the Longfellow House, 11 a.m.-noon, Mondays and Wednesdays July 6-Aug. 26, for children ages 5-12 with adult, $8 adult / $3 child, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.
"Fairy Fun," story and craft activity, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Wednesdays, Lobsterman's Park, Portland, presented by the Children's Museum of Maine, 772-6828, portlandmaine.com.
Free Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, Mad Science, noon, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, (rain location: Harrison Middle School, Elm St., Yarmouth), www.yarmouthcommunityservices.org.
Childrens Weekday Performance Series, George Weatherbee, slack-rope walking, juggling, 12-1 p.m., free, Post Office Park, Middle and Exchange Streets, Portland, sponsored by Portland's Downtown District.
The Fofers Multimedia Family Music Performance, by Shana Barry, 11:30 a.m., free / $6 suggested donation, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994.
"Monstrous Masks," story and craft activity, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Lobsterman's Park, Portland, presented by the Children's Museum of Maine, 772-6828, portlandmaine.com.
YA Poetry Workshop, for teens in grades 6-12, conducted by poet and educator, Bruce Spang, 1-5 p.m., pizza and public poetry reading at 6 p.m., register, Elizabeth Forrest, 883-4723 ext. 3, Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough.
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.
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.
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.
Annual Brunswick Garden Tour, to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $10 advance tickets at Dyer's Greenhouse, Imperial Hosta, Skillin's Greenhouse, Hannaford in Brunswick, or Gulf of Maine Books, $12 same day at the Gazebo on the Brunswick Town Mall, rain date 7/19, call Ron Carroll, 725-6558.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.
Low Coast Rabies Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051 ext. 12, www.CoastalHumaneSociety.org.
Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member's child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.
Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.
Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.
Call for Volunteers
The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Martha Cushing, 837-8810.
Harpswell Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kellogg Church, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell, Connie Henry, 833-5567.
ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.
Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or email@example.com.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.
Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.
Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.
Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network seeks volunteers to visit isolated seniors; volunteers matched according to interest, location and need; play cards, run errands, provide companionship; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.
Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 837-4894.
Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions, at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.
Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.
Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.
People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Spectrum Generations, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARPs
Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.
Japanese Iris Open Garden, 1-5 p.m., Eartheart Gardens, U.S. Route 123, South Harpswell, 833-6905 or www.eartheartgardens.com.
"Print-In: Simple Printmaking on Fabric", workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $110, 16 Columbia Ave., Brunswick, register, email@example.com.
Bats of Maine: A Brown Bag Lunch Presentation, for adults and teens, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, ext. 216, www.cornerstonesofscience.org.Ongoing
ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.
Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.
Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.
Health & Support
Kids First Program, co-parenting education workshop for parents involved in divorce or separation, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $60 adult, scholarships available, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, register 761-2709, www.kidsfirstcenter.org.
"Tinnitus," talk by audiologist Kelly Lynch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free, bring own lunch, presented by ALDA-Maine, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.
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.