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Community Calendar: Oct. 14 - 25

Community

Community Calendar: Oct. 14 - 25

Greater Portland

Benefits

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

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.

White Elephant and Rummage Sale, St. Patrick's Church fundraiser, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, St. Patrick's Church hall, 1342 Congress St., Portland.

Yard & Bake Sale, to benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, call to make donation to sale, 829-4116 or 233-8101. 

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. 

Saturday 10/17

Honduras Benefit Concert, with a cappella groups Zemya and !zing, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, www.hondurasmission.us.

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.

South Portland Land Trust Annual Bulb and Bake Sale Fundraiser, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, 413 Broadway, South Portland, Helen Slocum, 799-3574.  

Used Book Sale, to benefit DAR Project Library, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 10 Allen Ave. Ext., Falmouth.  

White Elephant and Rummage Sale, St. Patrick's Church fundraiser, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, St. Patrick's Church hall, 1342 Congress St., Portland.  

Yard & Bake Sale, to benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, call to make donation to sale, 829-4116 or 233-8101.

Sunday 10/18

Benefit Italian Dinner, fundraiser for the Trust Fund for the Kingsbury children, 1 p.m., $20, Bruno's Restaurant, Allen and Forest Ave., Portland, to reserve tickets, send cash or check to Julie Armstrong, 1438 Washington Ave., Portland. 

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

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 3-mile noncompetitive walk, American Cancer Society benefit, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk, Monument Square, downtown Portland, preregister, cancer.org/stridesonline; Donna Muto, 373-3703 or 1-800-227-2345. 

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, 871-0917.

Monday 10/19

"Dance for the Cure," fundraiser for American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 8:30-9:30 a.m., $10, South Portland Boys & Girls Club, 169 Broadway, South Portland, Anne Noyes, 934-1200.

Tuesday 10/20

14th Annual Epicurean Auction, to benefit Ovations Offstage, the arts education and community outreach program of Portland Ovations, live auction with food, drinks from local fine dining restaurants, 5:30 p.m., $40, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, view auction items at portlandovations.cmarket.com, online bidding starts Oct. 16, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800 or PortlandOvations.org.

Wednesday 10/21

John McDonald, storyteller and radio personality, benefit for the OceanView Resident Assistance Fund, 2 p.m., $5 minimum donation, OceanView, 18 Blueberry Lane, limited seating, reservations, 781-4460.

Ongoing

Maine Harvest: Land and Sea," fine arts and crafts exhibit and auction, to benefit Skyline Farm, on view 12-3 p.m. weekends through Nov. 8, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-9203, www.skylinefarm.org.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 10/14

Maine Community Heritage Project Celebration and Conversation, 6:30 p.m., free and open to all ages, Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough, Celeste Shinay, 883-4723 ext. 240, www.mainememory.net/mchp.

The Portland Club, dinner and talk by Portland Police Chief James Craig, 5:30 p.m. social; 6:30 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. Chief Craig's address, $20, The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, for reservation, 761-4477. 

Thursday 10/15

Haunted Hayrides, Thursdays-Sunday evenings through Oct. 31, $13 adult, $9 ages 6-12, next to Scarborough Downs, reservations, 885-5935.

Saturday 10/17

Ballot Questions Discussion Forum, with representatives from both sides of the main ballot issues - school district consolidation, same sex marriage, excise tax and TABOR II campaigns, 9:30 a.m. first discussion begins, Cabelas Conference Center, Scarborough, hosted by The Maine Center for Constitutional Studies, Ken Capron, 797-7891. 

Horse and Carriage Parade and Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., $5 or free for Skyline members, carriage museum open and arts and crafts exhibit, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Mary Fowler, 865-2047. 

New Gloucester Community Fair, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, free admission, Bald Hill Road, New Gloucester, George Carman or Michael Bardier, 926-4126 ext. 7. 

Parkside Neighborhood Block Party, noon-2:30 p.m., with food, games, live music, bounce house, Sherman and Mellen Streets, rain location: Sacred Heart Church hall. 

Pot Luck Supper and Community Meeting with Police Chief Craig, sponsored by The Deering Center Neighborhood Association and the Central Square Baptist Church, 4-6 p.m., free and open to the public, Central Square Baptist Church, 4 Brentwood St., Anne Haskell, 871-5808.

Southern Maine Community College Fall Open House, 12-3:30 p.m., free and open to public, Campus Center, Fort Road, SMCC, 741-5500, www.smccME.edu.

Textile Day, 1-4 p.m., with demonstrations, hands-on workshops, free and open to all ages, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, registration required for workshops only, 781-2351, www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 

Sunday 10/18

Grand Reopening of USM Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 3 p.m. ribbon cutting, 3:30-6 p.m. open house with guided tours, opening exhibition, "American Treasures," USM Portland, Map Library, 780-4850, usm.maine.edu/maps.

New Gloucester Community Fair, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., free admission, Bald Hill Road, New Gloucester, George Carman or Michael Bardier, 926-4126 ext. 7. 

Monday 10/19

Freeport Chamber of Commerce First Organizational Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., open to current or future members, Buck's Naked Barbecue, 568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, register, Bev Tefer, btefer@freeportmaine.com or 865-4743, ext. 137, hosted by Freeport Economic Development Corporation.

Tuesday 10/20

"Battening Down for Winter," talk on ways to winterize your home, by David Semon, certified energy evaluator and green builder, 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

"Detox Your Toy Box," panel discussion on healthy choices for children and planet, 7-8:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Abromson Community Education Center, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland, Parenting for Peace event hosted by Friends School of Portland, 781-6321, friendsschoolofportland.org.

Wednesday 10/21

Scarborough Marsh and the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust Celebration, in honor of Gervais Property acquisition, 2 p.m. short speeches, property tours, free and open to public, with refreshments, Gervais Property, 53 Manson Libby Road, Scarborough.

Thursday 10/22

29th Annual Falmouth Land Trust Meeting, with talk by David Evers, "Energy Production on a Shrinking Planet: Balancing our needs with healthy ecosystems," 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

Morrison Center Open House Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m., tours of the new building and greenhouses, Morrison Center, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, 883-6680, www.mdcmaine.org.

Friday 10/23

The Auxiliary to Mercy Fall Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. social hour, followed by lunch and talk by Marcia Feller of Couleur Collection, $25, The Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth, register, 774-6597.

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.

The Salvation Army of Greater Portland is in need of volunteers for the holiday season. Positions include: ringing bells at a kettle (great for groups or families), packing food baskets, toys, drivers to take volunteers and equipment to and from kettle locations, call 774-4172 ext. 265 or email danielle.gudroe@use.salvationarmy.org. 

Monday 10/19

Annual Hospice Volunteer Training Session, hosted by VNA Home Health & Hospice, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. four Mondays, Oct. 19 - Nov. 9, VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Rd., South Portland, Ann Costello, 400-8726.

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.

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.  

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

Wednesday 10/14

Public Luncheons, prepared by Southern Maine Community College culinary arts students and faculty, 12-1:30 p.m., $12, four course meals Wednesdays-Thursdays; buffet lunch Fridays, reservations, 741-5612, www.smccME.edu.

Saturday 10/17

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Flapjack Breakfast with the Maine Senior Women's Basketball Teams, 8-10 a.m., $6 adult/ $5 child, Applebee's, 200 Running Hill Road, South Portland.

Sunday 10/18

Sunday Jazz Dinner, dinner buffet with Bill Bryne Band and Tess, 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.

Saturday 10/24

Harvest Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3 child, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Caron, 688-4101.

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.

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 10/15

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.

"The Ouspenski Lectures," based on P. D. Ouspenski's Book "The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution," presented by Daniel W. Reed, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 5; $10 adult/ $5 senior or student, The First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, www.fourthwaypreschool.com.

Friday 10/16

"Thoreau, His Maps, and His Image of Nature," lecture by John W. Hessler, reference librarian in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, USM Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, USM Portland, 780-4850.

Tuesday 10/20

"Marketing & Sales: Attract new customers and retain them," 6-9 p.m., nominal fee, Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, www.scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Thursday 10/22

"Branding and Your Logo," Lunch & Learn Monthly Workshops for Entrepreneurs, hosted by MCED, 12 p.m. registration, 12:30-2:30 p.m. workshop, Wishcamper Center, room 211, USM Portland, $10, free for USM students, bring lunch, register at workshops@mced.biz or www.mced.biz/news.html#events, 228-8524.

"Writing a Woman's Life," lecture about Harriet Beecher Stowe by Joan Hedrick, author of "Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life," 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public, University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 780-4920.

Saturday 10/24

Apple Sauce Making, 10-12 p.m., $20, Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport, registration required at 780-4205, work trade option available, call Heather at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 865-4363.

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 10/14

"A Good Start: When the Diagnosis is Parkinson's," talk by Lillian Scenna, APDA Information & Referral Center Program Manager, 10-11:30 a.m., $10 family, scholarships registration required, 1-866-609-5183, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center, Scarborough.

"Growing Peace Within Me and the World," Level I workshop based on Marshal Rosenberg's nonviolent communication, with trainer Peggy Smith, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 14, $130-$190 sliding scale, Community Partner's Senior Center, 58 North St., Portland, www.opencommunication.org.

Thursday 10/15

Labyrinth Walk: Create Space for Reflection, 4-7 p.m. Thursday; 5-7 p.m. Friday, all welcome, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, 772-7421, www.trinitychurchportland.org.

Saturday 10/17

The Kids First Program, co-parenting workshop for parents involved in a divorce or separation, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $60 per person, $100 for two parents, financial assistance available, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland register, 761-2709, or www.kidsfirstcenter.org.

Friday 10/23

"Balancing Your Life After Divorce," with Judy Braun, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, Susan Novak, 829-3419.

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

Thursday 10/15

Girl Scout Information and Registration Meeting, 7 p.m., free, for girls ages 5-17 interested in joining Girl Scouts, Mabel I. Wilson School Library, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, hosted by Girl Scouts of Maine, 1-888-922-GSME, www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

"Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like," presented by The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through Oct. 23; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 25, $7 CMTM members/$8 nonmembers, Dress-Up Theatre, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St, Portland, reservations recommended at www.kitetails.org, or 828-1234 x231.

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

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.

A Cappella Fusion with ImproVox and Zemya, benefits Protect Maine Equality, 7 p.m., $20 suggested donation, advance tickets at Gulf of Maine Books and Center St. Cycles, Brunswick; Clayton's Cafe on Rt. 1, Yarmouth or actblue.com/page/improvoxzemya; Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick; for information call Matt, 729-4718.  

Saturday 10/24

Oktoberfest Benefit Dinner for the Marist Jamaican Mission sponsored by All Saints Parish, German buffet, 4:30-7 p.m., $20/adults, $10/children 10 and under, Knights of Columbus Hall, tickets at Hannaford, Brunswick and St. Charles Church, McKeen Street, Brunswick, for information, St. Charles Church, 725-2624.  

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 10/14

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. 

Merrymeeting Arts Center 2nd Annual Members' Meeting and Young at Art II opening, 5-5:30 p.m., Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 710-0349. 

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.

Oktoberfest Blues and Brass, The Big Chips Trio, The Blues Buzzards, The Brass Attack Horns, German food, 50/50 raffle, dinner 6 p.m., music/dancing 7 p.m., open to public, $20/evening or $10/dancing, Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick, for tickets, 725-8224 x4. 

Sunday 10/18

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

Wednesday 10/21

Notary public workshop with state notary officer Timothy Poulin, includes upcoming law changes, 6-8:30 p.m., $20/INM members, $25/non members, registration deadline 10/14, no registrations at door, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., to register, Informed Notaries of Maine, 846-8959 or www.informednotariesofmaine.org. 

Forum for Board of Selectmen Candidates, 7 p.m., broadcast on public access television, email candidate questions to lwvba@gwi.net, Topsham Town Hall, 100 Main St. 

Mid Coast Auxiliary annual luncheon, speaker Marla Davis on the late Ruth Weeks Henry, RN; social hour 11:30 a.m., luncheon noon, public invited, reservations $20/person by 10/15, mail check to MCH Auxiliary, 121 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick, or at the hospital Volunteer Office; information, 373-6015, Bath Country Club, 387 Whiskeag Road.  

Saturday 10/24

Rabies Plus! Clinic, 9-11 a.m., all proceeds benefit the animals at the Coastal Humane Society; ear cleaning, nail trimming, $5-$10 each; microchipping, $25/pet; rabies vaccinations for dogs/cats only, $10/each, bring previous rabies certificate, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School St., Bowdoinham, 725-5051, www.coastalhumanesociety.org 

Sunday 10/25

Kentucky Derby Dunk, with RSU1 and the Bath Area Family YMCA, swim events, water sport demonstrations, prizes for best hat, noon, $5/swimmer or $15/family, $25/"Owner's Box," pre-registration encouraged, Judy Metcalf, 442-
7820 or metcalf442@myfairpoint.net. 

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 10/17

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.

Sunday 10/18

Public breakfast buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., suggested donation, adults $6, children under 12 $3, families with children under 12 $15.00 max, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.  

Gardens & Outdoors

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, 729-1295 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.

Saturday 10/24

Topsham Garden Club 75th Anniversary Celebration, afternoon tea, memorabilia, 2-4 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham; call for information, Marie 729-1295 or Carol 729-7225. 

Getting Smarter

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.

Saturday 10/17

"Patriotism and Progress: Parade Floats in New England Communities, 1788-1976", illustrated lecture by Jane C. Nylander, President Emerita of Historic New England, presented by Bath Historical Society, 10 a.m., free, Community Room, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street, Bath, 443-5141, x 18. 

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.

New Perspectives After a Year in the Middle East, lecture by Shelley Deane, Assistant Professor of Government, Bowdoin College, public welcome, 7 p.m., Thornton Oaks, off Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, sponsored by the Bath-Brunswick - Bath Branch, American Association of University Women, information, 729-8017.

Thursday 10/22

"Fun Facts about Triplet States: The Photochemistry of Nanocrystalline Ketones" lecture by Malcolm Forbes, chemistry professor, University of North Carolina, 3 p.m, free, open to public, Rm 016, Druckenmiller Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3218.

"Living Treasures of Brunswick," panel discussion hosted by Tex Ranger, 7-8:30 p.m., $3 admission, Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, information, 729-6606, sponsored by Pejepscot Historical Society. 

Wood, Water, Wind: Alternative Energy and Impacts on the Kennebec Estuary, Fall Lecture Series by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, topic: water, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Maine Maritime Museum. 

Saturday 10/24

"Changing Environments, Changing Societies," symposium, 8:30 a.m., free, open to public, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, information/registration, 798-7157.

How to Get Published Workshop with local writer Sherry Hanson, query writing, marketing, more, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., $45/residents of Topsham/Brunswick; $50/nonresidents, lunch not included, register at the office, online at www.merrymeeting.org, or 729-7323, Merrymeeting Adult Education Center, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham. 

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

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. 

Saturday 10/17

Pilates & Spinning Classes, free introductory classes, spinning 8:15, pilates 9 a.m., spin and sculpt 10 a.m., to register call 729-1122 or email info@bodysymmetrymaine.com, Body Symmetry, 1 Paul St., Brunswick.

Friday 10/23

"The Art of Being Human," weekend program introducing sitting meditation 10/23-10/25, all welcome, preregistration required, www.shambhalabp.org, Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick; information, Leslie Harroun, leslieh108@gmail.com or 831-2263.

Tuesday 10/27

"Meditation in Everyday Life" six week class, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick; information Robert Van Vranken, rvv3@suscom-maine.net or 729-4760.

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 10/14

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.

Tuesday 10/20

Meeting the challenges of dementia, free workshop for family caregivers, 6-9 p.m., to register call 772-0115, Brunswick Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. 

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.