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Community Calendar: Sept. 23 - Oct. 4

Community

Community Calendar: Sept. 23 - Oct. 4

Greater Portland

Benefits

Friday 9/25

Cocktails, Museum Tour, Mask Presentation, to benefit museum's outreach educational programs, 6:30 p.m., suggested donation, $50-$100, The Museum of African Culture, 15 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188, www.museumafricanculture.org.

"Maine Harvest: Land and Sea," fine arts and crafts sale and art show to benefit Skyline Farm programs, 5-7 p.m. Friday opening with silent auction, artwork for sale; ongoing 12-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 8, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Pamela Ames, 829-5708, www.skylinefarm.org.

"Vrais Amis," to benefit L'Ecole Francaise du Maine, French wine and food tasting and auction, 6-9 p.m., $50, Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St., Portland, Bill Magaw, 865-3308, info@efdm.org.

Saturday 9/26

Chris & Dave's Not Dead Yet Bike Ride and Lobster Bake, to benefit the Cancer Community Center, 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. bike ride; 2:30 p.m. lobster bake, $60 for entire event; $30 bike ride only; $30 lobster bake only, ages 12 and under free, Portland Country Club, Falmouth, register, NDY.kintera.org.

Flea Market and Treasure Sale, South Freeport Church fundraiser, chili lunch, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., South Freeport Church, Freeport, 865-4012.  

Historic House and Garden Tours of Yarmouth, self-guided tours of 14 homes in Yarmouth's Upper Village, to benefit the Yarmouth Historical Society, same day tickets, $25, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Yarmouth Town Hall, 200 Main St.; $20 advance tickets at Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth Community Services, Yarmouth branch of Bath Savings or 846-6259, yarmouthhistoricalsociety@myfairpoint.net.

"Maine Harvest: Land and Sea," fine arts and crafts sale and art show to benefit Skyline Farm programs, auction bidding, ongoing 12-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 8, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Pamela Ames, 829-5708, www.skylinefarm.org. 

Maine's Fourth Annual Walk-A-Thon, to raise awareness for Huntington's Disease, 11 a.m. registration, 12 p.m. 4-mile walk starts, Back Bay, Preble St., Portland, www.hdsa-ne.org.

Memory Walk, to benefit Maine people with Alzheimer's disease, hosted by The Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 13 locations statewide, register at www.alz.org/maine, 1-800-272-3900, or at 170 U.S. Route 1 Suite 250, Falmouth. 

Sunday 9/27

Fourth Annual Hit the Trails, to benefit the Cancer Community Center, 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. walk, run or stroll, BBQ, music and awards to follow, no charge to participate, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, register, HitTheTrails.kintera.org.

Ninth Annual Buddy Walk, to benefit the National Down Syndrome Society, Back Cove walk, 12 p.m. registration, 1 p.m. walk, lunch to follow, with kids' activities, magic show, rock climbing wall and more, meet at Payson Park, Portland, register online, www.downsyndromemaine.org.  

"Seagars by the Sea," cigar sampling fundraiser for Homes for our Troops, with Red Sox legend Luis Tiant, 2-6 p.m., $50, under tent in front of DiMillo's Floating Restaurant, 25 Long Wharf, Portland, tickets, 772-9463, or Old Port Wine Merchants, Portland, Freeport Trading, and Calabash, South Portland, www.SeagarsByTheSea.wordpress.com.

"The Trucking for Kids Convoy," to benefit children's programs, including Camp Sunshine, local DARE, Officer Friendly, School Resource Officer or Community Needs Funds, with monstor trucks, music, food and more, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission, rain or shine, hosted by the South Portland Police Patrolman's Association, The Lions Clubs of South Portland and the Maine Professional Drivers Association, Kevin Battle, SPPD, 799-5511 ext.7443, www.mainepda.org/trucking4kids/index.html. 

Friday 10/2

Portland Pottery and Jewelry Show, entrance donations benefit Maine Audubon, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, $2 suggested donation, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, 781-2330.

Saturday 10/3

17th Annual Chowdah Challenge, to benefit Freeport Community Services, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., $10 admission, LL Bean's Discovery Park, Main Street, Freeport, 865-3985.  

Falmouth Education Foundation Annual Fall Ball Fundraiser, with drinks, dinner, auction, comedy by Christine O'Leary, 6 p.m., Woodlands Club, Falmouth, tickets, Liz Rudman, srudman1@maine.rr.com or 781-4575, www.falmoutheducationfoundation.org. 

Inaugural Portland Model Railway and Hobby Show, to benefit the East End Community School, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $4 adult, children under 10 free, East End Community School, 195 North St. Portland, eecs.portlandpto.org. 

"Litterbox Ball," to benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, with food, cash bar, music, live and silent auctions, 6 p.m., $25, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland www.hartofme.com. 

Local Foods Bean Supper, portion of proceeds benefit the South Portland Food Pantry, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7 adult, $5 child, $20 family; Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church, 270 Ocean House Road, www.mainecouncilofchurches.org, 772-1918. 

Saco Bay Physical Therapy Cure for Breast Cancer 5K, to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation, 4 p.m., register, www.sacobaypt.com.

Sunday 10/4

Cello and Piano Classical Recital, by Hugh Judge and Jacqueline Gourdin, to benefit Cumberland Congregational Church, 3 p.m., $15 adult, $25 family, Cumberland Congregational Church, corner of Main St. and Blanchard Road, Cumberland, 781-5383.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 9/23

Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust Annual Meeting, keynote by Paul Tukey, "Safe Lawns: How and Why to Care for Your Landscape Organically," 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to public, Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, Jessica Burton, 699-2989, www.ccltmaine.org. 

KIDS Consortium Celebration, in honor of Downeast Energy and other business sponsors, with live music, food, cash bar, raffles, 5:30 p.m., Salt Institute Gallery, 561 Congress St., Portland, tickets at www.kidsconsortium.org or 784-0956.

Saturday 9/26

Alpaca Open Farm Weekend, 30 participating Maine alpaca farms, Saturday-Sunday, Cumberland County listings at www.mainealpacafarms.com.

Maine Roller Derby Bout, Calamity Janes vs. ROC City Roller Derby, 6 p.m., $10 adult, $5 ages 6-12, kids 5 and under free, Portland Expo. 

Saturday 10/3

Green Home Open House, National Solar Homes Tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., open to public, 18 Heron Point Road, Falmouth, nesea.org, or call 878-5942.

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

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, 3-4 hours in the morning, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038.

ITNPortland seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit www.itnportland.org to learn more. 

Monday 9/28

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., childcare provided, 745-2367 for appointment, walk-ins welcome, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, www.kitetails.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.

Allegiance Hospice is looking for volunteers to visit patients under hospice care in nursing homes in York and Cumberland Counties, volunteers receive formal training, Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or kledoux@allegiancehospice.com.  

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.

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch 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 margaret@coastalstudies.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 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.

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or smac@maineaudubon.org.  

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; aherr@umext.maine.edu, 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award; apply online AmeriCorps.gov; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207, meredithe@unitedwayem.org

Dining Out

Saturday 9/26

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-3773.

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult / $3 ages 5-12, under 5 free, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult / $4 ages 12 and under, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

Saturday 10/3

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult, $5 ages 5-12, under 5 free, Triangle Club Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, 846-4724.

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult, $3 children, ages 3 and under free, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Rd., Pownal; Nancy, 688-4481.

Gardens & Outdoors

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, market.gal09@gmail.com.

Maine Cancer Foundation needs volunteers to plant pink tulip project gardens, new gardens must be registered by Oct. 1, www.pinktulipproject.org, register, 773-2533 or pinktulips@mainecancer.org.

Scarborough Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sundays, rain or shine, behind Scarborough Town Hall, through September, ScarbFarmersMarket@maine.rr.com.

Saturday 9/26

Invasive Species Removal Workshop, hosted by the Royal River Conservation Trust, 2-4 p.m., open to public, Fels-Groves Farm Preserve, bring work gloves and water, snacks provided, 221-6477.

Skillins Garden Class, "Composting," 10 a.m., free, open to public, Cumberland Skillins, Gray Road, 829-5619, or Falmouth Skillins, Foreside Road, 781-3860.

Tuesday 9/29

Naturalists' Forum, "Piping Plovers in Maine," 7 p.m., free, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, 781-2330.

Saturday 10/3

Skillins Garden Class, "Bulb Planning and Planting," 10 a.m., free, open to public, Cumberland Skillins, Gray Road, 829-5619, or Falmouth Skillins, Foreside Road, 781-3860.

Ongoing

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.

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 Smarter

Wednesday 9/23

Emergency Preparedness Information, Scarborough Community Chamber's Lunch N' Learn seminar, noon to 1 p.m., free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, register, Portland Regional Chamber, 772-2811 ext. 228, or www.portlandregion.com.

"Woody Guthrie, the Great Depression and American Protest Songs," performance and talk by Bucky Halker, 7 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.

Thursday 9/24

"Maine's Energy Future," panel discussion, hosted by E2Tech Forum, 7:30-9:30 a.m., E2Tech member students free, $10 nonmember students, $15 E2Tech members, $25 nonmembers, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, preregister, www.e2tech.org, Sam Townsend, 767-5283.

The Politics of Water: Ancient Rome, Modern America," presented by Dr. Peter Aicher, 7 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 a.m. presentation, Portland Country Club, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Maine, register, 780-4552, www.wacmaine.org. 

Tuesday 9/30

"More Than Jaws, Understanding Sharks," talk by Christina Zenato, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, Maine Divers Scuba Center, 84 Cove St., Portland, sponsored by the Maine-iacs Dive Club and Maine Divers Scuba Center.

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 9/23

Grief Support Group, 6-week grief support group, 6-7:30 p.m., free, Sept. 23 - Oct. 28, VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, register, Linda Hopkins, 400-8714.

Strategies to Prevent or Overcome Cancer Workshop, 6:15 p.m., free, hosted by Creating Wellness at Innate Chiropractic, 210 Western Ave., South Portland, preregister, 775-7468.

Friday 9/25

"Balancing Your Life After Divorce 101," 6:30 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 30, $25 per session, led by Judy Braun, registered counselor, hosted by The Cumberland Congregational Church, Main St., Cumberland, register, Rev. Diane Bennekamper 829-3419 or Judy Braun, 751-3449. to register.

Monday 9/28

Bereaved Parents' Peer Support Group, open to all parents who have lost a child of any age, Monday evenings, register, Susan Giambalvo or Patricia Ellen, 775-5216 The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, www.cgcmaine.org.

"Wellness Opportunity Week," hosted by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, free introductory visit Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, call for appointment, 781-7911, www.lifeworksmaine.com.

Thursday 10/1

"Divorce & Beyond," 8-week divorce support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Yarmouth, registration required, no walk-ins, $25, hosted by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670, familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.

Saturday 10/3

Annual Blessing of the Animals, 9:30 a.m., free and open to the public, all pets and pet-lovers welcome, Sacred Heart's church yard, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, Sacred Heart Parish, 846-5584.

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 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 info@divorceperspectives.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.

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

Wednesday 9/23

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 by Sept. 18, John Hammon, 655-4943.

Monday 9/28

Alzheimer's Yarmouth Conversation Group, "How to enlist Help from your Doctor," 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to public, St. Bartholomew's Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Darlene Field 632-2605 or Lois Knight 829-6164.

Tuesday 9/29

"I Remember Cape Elizabeth," Senior Stories of Cape Elizabeth, bring stories and photos to share or come and listen, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6; Cape Elizabeth Community Services; 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Village Crossings, 78 Scott Dyer Road, residents of all communities welcome, free/registration encouraged, call Community Services, 799-2868.

Wednesday 9/30

Alzheimer's Association's "Docs and Desserts," with Jabbar Fazeli, MD, 6:30-8 p.m., questions and answer session, Maine Alzheimer's Association, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, Kathryn Pears, 772-0115, www.alz.org/maine. 

Southern Maine Assisted Living Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd., Scarborough,  883-4723.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kids and Family Stuff

Saturday 9/26

Healthy Family Event, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., healthy activities, demonstrations, food, activities for family, free admission to the YMCA, The Greater Portland YMCA, 70 Forest Ave., Portland, sponsored by America On the Move Week with the YMCA, Sept. 20-27.  

Pineland YMCA Teen Night, for grades 6-9, "Rock and Bowling," open gym, open pool, pizza and healthy snacks for purchase, 6-9 p.m., $5 advance YMCA members / $7 nonmembers, $10 door, Cumberland County YMCA Pineland Branch, 25 Campus Drive, New Gloucester, 688-2255, www.CumberlandCountyYMCA.org.

Ongoing

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

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

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

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.

Mid Coast


Benefits

Saturday 9/26

5th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction fundraiser for Bath's Plant Memorial Home, gourmet food, diamond auction, 5:30 p.m., $50/person, 1 Washington St., Bath, 443-2244 or dcapoldo@planthome.org. 

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

Sunday 9/27

Heart Walk, to benefit the American Heart Association, with free lunch, children's activities, health booths, and more, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 1, 2 or 4-mile walk, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, register, www.centralmaineheartwalk.org, hosted by Parkview Adventist Medical Center, call Lisa Personett, 373-2216.

Friday 10/2

Ice Cream Social to benefit Brunswick Teen Center, 4-6 p.m., suggested donation $1-$5 at door, Brunswick SkinCare & Day Spa, 138 Maine St., 725-1233, www.brunswickskincareandspa.com 

Saturday 10/3

Euan Morton Concert fundraiser for Maine State Music Theatre; 7:30 p.m. reception, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College; 8:15 concert, Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium; $100/person, call 725-8769 or visit MSMT Box Office, 22 Elm St., Bunswick. 

Sunday 10/4

Martin Perry Piano Concert to benefit Maine's No On 1 / Protect Maine Equality Campaign, Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, 4 p.m., $50, tickets online www.protectmaineequality.org/concert; Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick; Smith Student Union, Bowdoin campus; Brick Store Antiques, I Must Have It, Bath; Clayton's Café, Yarmouth; sponsorships available, 899-1330.  

Home Made All Meat Chicken Pies, proceeds to benefit Bath United Methodist Church building fund, $13/pie, call to order by 10/4, 443-4707; pick up 10/8, 1-5 p.m. 

Haitian Dinner to benefit Haiti Mission, entertainment, Haitian art sale, $10/person, $25/family, 5:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, 552-8710 or 443-7486. 

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

Sunday 9/27

No on 1 / Protect Maine Equality presentation, 12:15 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. 

Tuesday 9/29

As Maine Grows, presented by The Theater at Monmouth, play/discussion, 7 p.m., Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room.

Wednesday 9/30

Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park, lecture and book signing by Phyllis Austin and Buzz Caverly, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Morrell Meeting Room; information, Phyllis Austin, 725-8885 

Forum for Candidates for School Board and Town Council, 6:30 p.m., Brunswick's Municipal Meeting Facility, 16 Station Avenue, broadcast live on Cable Channel 3.

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

Wednesday 9/23

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m., free, Morrell Lounge, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.

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.

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, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; 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.

Dining Out

Saturday 9/26

Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult / $3 child, Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, rbanks@suscom-maine.net.

Gardens & Outdoors

Thursday 9/24

Harpswell Garden Club Meeting, combined meeting with Bath, "wild Maine orchids," talk by John Mattor, 12:30 p.m., Kellogg Church, Harpswell, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.

Ongoing

The L.O.C.A.L. Garden Open Gardening each Wednesday 5-7 p.m., community open house, tours 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday weather permitting; The L.O.C.A.L. Garden, an RSU 1 program, corner of High and Lemont, Bath, 380-9979. 

Getting Smarter

Ongoing

ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.

Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.

Health & Support

Ongoing


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just for Seniors

Ongoing

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

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

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.

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, ages 50 and over welcome,  12 p.m., third Tuesdays, bring a dish for potluck meal, followed by a program, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham, 729-5686 or 725-2425. 

Kids and Family Stuff

Saturday 9/26

Family Arts Festival, with music, art-making activities, storytelling, dance and more, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., free, Brunswick Town Mall, Maine St., sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 798-6964, schedule at www.fiveriversartsalliance.org/events/familyarts.aspx.

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.