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Community Calendar: Oct. 7 - 18

Community

Community Calendar: Oct. 7 - 18

Greater Portland

Benefits

Wednesday 10/7

Storytelling Evening by MOOSE, to benefit Friends of Feral Felines, 7-9 p.m., donations accepted, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, www.northstarmusiccafe.com, office@feralfelines.net.

Friday 10/9

Benefit Party for Rise Photography, with silent auction and music by Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Sontiago, and izzabella, 5-9 p.m., $7 suggested donation, Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, www.risephotography.com. 

Peoples United Methodist Church Live Auction, proceeds benefit the missions of the church, 6 p.m. viewing, 7 p.m. live auction with Harold Sutherland, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, Doreen Gay, 767-3572.

Saturday 10/10

Bake/Craft Sale, fundraisesr for the The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., outside Falmouth Wal-Mart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 829-4116.

Sunday 10/11

The Marshall Tucker Band, with guest talk show host Mike Gallagher, a veterans benefit concert sponsored by Falmouth Rotary, "Oktoberfest" theme with food, drinks, vendors, 2-6 p.m., $25, Hadlock Field, Portland, tickets, www.porttix.com, 842-0800.

Tuesday 10/13

South Portland Friends of Library Annual Book Sale, to benefit the library programs, through Oct. 17, hosted by Friends of the South Portland Public Library, www.SouthPortlandLibrary.com.

Wednesday 10/14

Yarmouth Community Garden Harvest Supper, to benefit next year's garden, with food, raffle, auction, 5-7:30 p.m., $8 adult, $5 Kids under 12, Yarmouth High School, advance tickts at Yarmouth Community Services, 846-2406.

Thursday 10/15

Inaugural Yarmouth Art Festival, proceeds to benefit St. Bartholomew's community service programs, Oct. 15-17, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, www.yarmouthartfestival.com.

Friday 10/16

Third Annual "Empty Bowl" Meal, to benefit Project Feed, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $10 donation, Woodford Church, Woodford Ave., Portland, sponsored by Altrusa International Inc. of Portland, Ann Babbitt, 879-1563.

Saturday 10/17

The Maine Kids Move Pentathlon, benefit the Scarborough Public Library, from ages 4-13, 4-8 p.m., 4 p.m. registration or online at www.MaineKidsMove.com, $12 advance or $15 door, Memorial Park Field, Scarborough.

Sunday 10/18

"Cast Off" benefit theater production performed by current, former homeless of greater Portland, donations accepted to Falmouth Food Pantry or Fuel Assistance Fund, 5 p.m., Falmouth High School, Woodville Road, Falmouth, Dorothy Blanchette, 781-2996

The second annual Reiche International 5K road race, 9:30 a.m., openings for racers and volunteers, Reiche Elementary School, 166 Brackett St., Portland West End, runners registration at active.com. or coolrunning.com, volunteer information at Joan Murray, murraj@portlandschools.org.

Yard Sale, to benefit Reiche Community School, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 166 Brackett St., Portland, donations accepted, Suzanne Bryan at 871-0917.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 10/7

"Climate Change and Google's View of a Clean Energy Planet," talk by Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google, 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland, sponsored by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, reservations requested at www.nrcm.org or Joyce Gracie, 430-0128.

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Historical Museum, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough.

Thursday 10/8

Yarmouth Alternative Energy Forum, 7-9 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, hosted by Yarmouth Energy Savers (YES) Committee, 846-9036.

Saturday 10/10

"Fun at the Landfill," ecomaine annual open house, with food, games, trucks and demonstration, free and open to public, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Outer Congress St. to Scott Dr., 773-1738, www.ecomaine.org.

Miss Alternative Maine Beauty Pageant, presented by ClubX, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, Geno's Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland, 415-9643.

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. 

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

Friday 10/9

Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., The Church of St. Mary the Virgin parish house, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@smary.org.

Saturday 10/10

Bean Supper, to benefit the Mix n' Mingle Square Dance Club, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3 children under 12, North Scarborough Grange Hall, County Road, U.S. Route 22, Scarborough.

Lobster Dinner, 5-6 p.m., $12 1 lobster, $18 for 2; Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. 

Traditional Harvest Supper, 5:30 and 7 p.m. seatings, $12 adult, $7 ages 10 and under, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, reservations suggested, for tickets, call 766-5514 or 332-4890.

Sunday 10/11

Sunday Jazz Dinner, dinner buffet with Port City Four and Carl Bradford, 6-9 p.m. music; buffet until 8 p.m., $15 adult / $12.50 seniors and children, Events on Broadway sponsored by Schoolhouse Art Center, www.ptcmaine.com.

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.

Thursday 10/8

Walnut Hill Garden Club Meeting, talk on water conservation by Kirsten Ness, 7 p.m., open to public, North Yarmouth Firemen's Meeting Room, corner of U.S. Routes 9 and 115, Brenda Sherwin, 829-5326.

Saturday 10/10

Skillins Garden Class, "fresh floral arranging" 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., $15 material fee, open to public, Cumberland Skillins, Gray Road, 829-5619, or Falmouth Skillins, Foreside Road, 781-3860.

Clean-up Day at Scarborough Marsh, 9 a.m. - noon, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, hosted by Friends of Scarborough Marsh and TogetherGreen Volunteer Days, Linda Woodard, 781-2330, ext. 213.

Guided Nature Hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., $5 adult, $2 child, ages 6 and under free, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597.

Sunday 10/11

"The Big Sit," bird species counting activity, dawn to dusk, free, hosted by Maine Audubon, Linda Woodard, lwoodard@maineaudubon.org.

Guided Bird Walk, 8-11 a.m., meet at gazebo in Fort Allen Park, rain or shine, free/donations accepted, sponsored by Friends of Eastern Promenade, www.friendsofeasternpromenade.org.

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

Thursday 10/8

"As Maine Grows:" A Theater of Ideas Production, performance and discussion, 7 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, www.mainehistory.org.

Friday 10/9

Photography Seminar, with outdoor and travel photographer Brenda Tharp, 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, $15; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, $90, Jewett Hall, SMCC campus, South Portland, hosted by The Portland Camera Club, www.portlandcameraclub.org.

Tuesday 10/13

The Big Conference; leveraging social media beyond Facebook and Twitter, conference 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; reception 5-6:30 p.m.; The BIG TweetUp 7 p.m., Harbour's Edge, 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland, $249, register at http://bit.ly/TBC-ForecasterEvents, Lynnelle Wilson, 221-3492, www.TheBigConference.com.

Thursday 10/15

Margaret Wheatley, author of "Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World," lecture on how to accomplish work in chaotic times, 7 p.m., free and open to public, Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Portland, 780-5373.

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

Saturday 10/ 10

"Building Wellness Through the Seasons," 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $5 adult, $8 two adults, children free, hosted by Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, 300 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, register, 799-9355.

The Kids First Program for Stepparents, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $60 per person, $100 for two parents, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland register, 761-2709, or www.kidsfirstcenter.org.

Sunday 10/11

"Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist meditation," meditation instruction, discussion and reading in Portland, 10:30-12 noon, Sundays through Nov. 8, $50, registration required, 774-6986 or kmoon@maine.rr.com.

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

Senior Snow-Shoveling Project, call if interested in receiving free snow shoveling services during the winter, for City of Portland residents ages 65 and older, call Joan Sheedy, 774-7616.  

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

Wednesday 10/7

Girl Scout Activities Sampler, 6-8 p.m., free, for girls ages 5-17 interested in joining Girl Scouts, Riverton School & Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, hosted by Girl Scouts of Maine, 1-888-922-GSME, www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

Saturday 10/10

The Saturday Show, double feature, 11 a.m. - noon, Jay Mankita from Putumayo Kids, 1-2 p.m., Milkweed Puppet Theater, $8 adults, $5 kids, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland.  

Saturday 10/17

Family Fall Festival at Wolfe's Neck Farm, with hay rides, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, animals, bake sale and more, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., $5 person, $20 family, 184 Burnett Rd., Freeport, 865-4469 or www.wolfesneckfarm.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, $1 children 3-12, 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 10/10

Art Exhibit and Sale, Merry-Meeting Art Association, 10% of sales benefit Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, local Maine artists' work, including notecards, prints, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Rd., Rt. 123, Harpswell, Debby Stubbs, 841-1924. 

Sunday 10/11

Art Exhibit and Sale, Merry-Meeting Art Association, 10% of sales benefit Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, local Maine artists' work, including notecards, prints, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Rd., Rt. 123, Harpswell, Debby Stubbs, 841-1924.

Sunday 10/18

Sagadahoc Democrats' 24th Annual Harvest Supper & Silent Auction, "Hot Food and Hot Topics," 5-8 p.m., $20; $15/students (18-22); under 18 free; American Legion Hall, 10 Congress Ave., Bath, tickets online, www.actblue.com/page/scdc; by mail, PO Box 115, Bath 04530, for information, 371-9980. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 3-mile noncompetitive walk, Town Mall Gazebo, Brunswick, for information or to request a team packet, call Crystal Derocher, 373-3719, 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/stridesonline to register a team, create a personal donation page, or make a donation.

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

Wednesday 10/7

Cosmopolitan Club monthly meeting, speaker, John Ring of Open Door Books, new members welcome, 6:30 p.m., club house, 894 Washington St., Bath, more information, 443-3231. 

The Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association, auction fundraiser for scholarships, 11:30 a.m., Sky-Hy Conference/Renewal Center, 32 Sky-Hy Drive, Topsham, for information, Peg Newberg, 833-6336. 

Saturday 10/10

AutumnFest, fall-themed festival, children's activities, food, vendors and more throughout downtown Main St., Bath; "Citizen's Involvement Day" with nonprofit booths at Waterfront Park (rain location Bath Elks Lodge); events range from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., www.visitbath.com.  

Sunday 10/11

Pejepscot Genealogical Society meeting, "Restoring and Preserving Treasured Photos," by Christine Olmstead and Teresa Draves, 2 p.m., Morrill Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick, 766-5007 or 833-7371. 

Monday 10/12

Orr's Island Library Groundbreaking Ceremony for new addition to library, 10 a.m., library grounds, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr's Island; John R. Webster, 833-5430. 

Tuesday 10/13

"Maine Landscapes" photographic presentation by local conservationist / photographer, Jym St. Pierre, 7 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wednesday 10/14

Boston-based trio Dunya will perform Turkish music from the Ottoman court, 7:30 p.m., free, Bowdoin College, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, 798-4141. 

Thursday 10/15

Regional Visual and Performing Arts College Information Night, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School Commons, Topsham, Norah Maki, makin@link75.org.

Friday 10/16

Jazz concert featuring original music of Bowdoin student Hassan Muhammad, played by the AHM trio with Hassan, Oliver Watkinson and Phil McGowan, 7:30 p.m, free, open to public, Bowdoin College, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, 798-4141. 

Saturday 10/17

Tour Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 11 a.m., free, open to public, Pavilion, Museum of Art, 725-3275.

Presentation by Kevin Salatino, new director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Zuckert Seminar Room, Museum of Art, 725-3275.

Sunday 10/18

Bowdoin Christian Fellowship Service, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Bowdoin Chapel, 725-3375.

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

Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine is seeking volunteers to weatherize 100 homes this fall; commit to one 4-hour training and a minimum of two 2 to 4-hour home weatherizations on Fridays and Saturdays in October; contact Habitat office, 386-5081 or amanda@habitat7rivers.org.

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 10/10

Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8/adult, $4/child, free/under 6 years, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, reservations accepted, 725-2185. 

Saturday 10/17

Harvest Supper, proceeds to benefit church general expenses, 4:30-6:30 p.m., no reservations, eat in or order out, adults $7.50 / $3.50 age 12 and under, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., 443-4707 for take out or information.

Gardens & Outdoors

Friday 10/9

Cemetery walk historical tour, "A Night to Remember," sponsored by the Friends of the Patten Free Library, refreshments, 7-8:30 p.m., limited space, $13, tickets available at the Patten Free Library, information, 443-5141; rain date 10/16.

Wednesday 10/14

Topsham Garden Club, noon luncheon, 1 p.m. business meeting and program on "Asian Longhorned Beetles and other Invasive insects" by Charlene Donahue, Forest Entomologist, Maine Department of Conservation; guests and new members welcome, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, for information call Marie, 729-129 or Carol, 729-7225. 

Sunday 10/18

Brunswick Park and Gardens presents "Planting for Fall Garden Color" by Steven Palmer of Plainview Farm, North Yarmouth, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 833-5125.

Getting Smarter

Thursday 10/8

"The Library Today: Zebras Through Alice" lecture by Sherrie Bergman, Bowdoin College librarian, 12:30 p.m., free, Main Lounge, Moulton Union, 725-3253.

Google's approach to clean energy technology and green jobs, lecture by Dan Reicher, director of Google's climate change and energy initiatives, 2:30 p.m., free, Bowdoin College, Environmental Studies Common Room, Adams Hall, 725-3396.

Friday 10/9

Physics seminar by Carsten Gundlach, professor of mathematics, University of Southampton, England, 12:30 p.m., free, Bowdoin College, Room 313, Searles Science Building, 725-3308. 

Monday 10/12

Tax Law Changes and What You Need to Know, 6-7:30 p.m., free, Q&A follows, H&R Block, 275 Bath Rd., Brunswick; Kerry, 878-9586. 

Thursday 10/15

"Herodotus as Anthropologist" lecture by Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago Divinity School, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Bowdoin College, Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center, 725-3465.

Friday 10/16

"Combining Technology with Biology for Efficient Energy Production and Use" seminar by Thomas Moore, professor of physics, Arizona State University, 3 p.m., free, open to public, Bowdoin College, Room 020, Druckenmiller Hall, 725-3218.

"Temperament in Early Childhood: What Can Be Learned From Cross-Cultural Research?" lecture by Maria A. Gartstein, associate professor of psychology, Washington State University, 4 p.m., free, open to public, Bowdoin College, Room 016, Druckenmiller Hall, 725-3152.

Monday 10/19

"A Cryptic Letter to Thomas Jefferson" lecture by cryptographer Lawren Smithline, who recently deciphered a code in an 1801 letter to Jefferson, 7:30 p.m., free, open to public, Bowdoin College, Room 315, Searles Science Building, 725-3567.

Wednesday 10/21

"Exploring La Milpa, a Classic City in Belize" lecture by anthropologist Norman Hammond, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Bowdoin College, Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center, 725-3062.

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

Wednesday 10/7

Nurturing Parenting Workshop & Potluck, Learn about being a nurturing parent and share ideas, 5-7 p.m., MMCA Bath, call to register, 442-7963 x 213, child care provided.

Friday 10/16

Free Screening Mammograms for women with financial needs, by Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Radiology Specialists of Maine, P.A.; to see if you qualify, call the Diagnostic Imaging Department at 373-2252. 

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

Wednesday 10/7

"Retire Online" Workshop, in partnership with the Social Security Administration of Portland; learn how to apply for benefits, view your statement and more, 6 p.m., free, advance registration required, Patten Free Library Community Room, Bath, register at 443-5141 x12 or stop by the reference desk.

Monday 10/12

SilverSneakers Open House for Medicare-eligible individuals, 9 a.m. - noon; Demo Class, 9:15 a.m.; Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Rd., Brunswick, Doug McFarland, 408-6337.

Tuesday 10/13

SilverSneakers Open House for Medicare-eligible individuals, 9 a.m. - noon, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Rd., Brunswick, Doug McFarland, 408-6337.

Wednesday 10/14

SilverSneakers Open House for Medicare-eligible individuals, 9 a.m. - noon, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Rd., Brunswick, Doug McFarland, 408-6337.

Thursday 10/15

SilverSneakers Open House for Medicare-eligible individuals, 9 a.m. - noon, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Rd., Brunswick, Doug McFarland, 408-6337.

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, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff

Wednesday 10/14

Science Sleuths: Senses and Perception, 7-12 year-olds with adult, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, limited to 15, pre-register, 725-5242 x225, see www.cornerstonesofscience.org for suggested reading, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library.

Thursday 10/15

The Bowdoin Children's Chorus, music intern learning project for grades 1-5, no audition required, Thursdays 10/15-12/17; 4-5 p.m., fee $80 sliding scale, free practice CD, Bowdoin Children's Center, 4 Spring St., Brunswick, contact Matt Loosigian, info@earthjams.com, 729-4718.

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.