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Community Calendar: April 15-26

Community Calendar

Community Calendar: April 15-26

Greater Portland

Benefits

Thursday 4/16

"Ballyhoo," auction and gala benefit for Youth Alternatives Ingraham, with cocktails, fine dining, silent and live auction, 5:30 p.m. Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets, yimaine.org/Ballyhoo or 523-5031. 

Casco Bay YMCA Adaptive Services Auction, to benefit the YMCA's Adaptive Services programs, with food, live music, 6-9 p.m., $30 adult / $55 couple in advance / $40 door, Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport, 865-9600.  

"Collection 2009," fashion show with performances, auction, raffles, proceeds to benefit the Cancer Community Center, 7:30 p.m., $5 advance / $7 door / $5 student or senior, ages 12 and under free, Deering High School auditorium, Stevens Ave., Portland, presented by students at Portland Arts and Technology High School, 874-8165, ext. 6522.

Friday 4/17

Portland Youth Advisory Council Annual Concert, to benefit skatepark construction at Dougherty Park, with free food, coffee, 7-11 p.m., open to teens 19 and younger, tickets, $3 Portland public high schools in advance / $5 door, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, pyac.email@yahoo.com.  

Saturday 4/18

Benefit Supper, fundraiser for Wounded Warriors: Operation Homefront Maine, with raffle, speaker, 6 p.m., $10 donation, Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallet Drive, Freeport, 809-0819 or rneuts@yahoo.com.  

Gala Benefit for Doctors Without Borders, food, music, speakers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, hosted by Advantage Chiropractic and Zimbabwe Assocation of Maine, tickets, 423-3584 or laura@advchiropractic.com.

HART Bake/Craft Sale, fundraiser for The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wal-Mart, 206 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 829-4116. 

Jumble Sale, gently used furniture, clothes, books, First Parish UU Church of Portland fundraiser, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Parish, 425 Congress St., Portland. 

Roast Beef Supper, Portland High School Baseball Boosters fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., $8, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., take out available. 

"A Taste of the World," International Food Festival and Silent Auction to benefit the SMCC President's International and Multicultural Student Scholarship Fund, 11 a.m. silent auction, 12-2 p.m. food served, $20, hosted by SMCC and the Rotary Clubs of South Portland - Cape Elizabeth and Breakwater Daybreak, Adrienne Murphy, 253-3292 or smccme.edu/foodfest. 

Monday 4/20

420 Festival, with live music by Mystic Vibes, Station 85 and others, to benefit the Maine Medical Marijuana Initiative, 4:20 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Maine Citizens for Patients Rights. 

Saturday 4/25

Fiddlehead 5K Run for the Arts and 1K Kid's Fun Run, fundraiser, 8:30 a.m. kid's run, 9 a.m. 5K, register, $15 advance / $20 day of, from Clambake Restaurant parking lot, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720. 

WMPG Fifth Annual Fashion Show, "Power Up!" fundraiser, 8 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. show begins, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, wmpg.org, or wmpgfashion@yahoo.com.

Sunday 4/26

With Love from Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport community band concert to benefit Carol Kaplan Fuel Fund and Freeport Community Services, bar and appetizers available, 2:30 p.m., food item donation or $5, Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-4747.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 4/15

Forum on Same Sex Marriage Law, panel discussion presented by the Portland Regional Chambers' Policy Soundings Program, 7-9 a.m., $16 includes breakfast, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, register, PortlandRegion.Com or 772-2811. 

"45.7 Million: Can and Should America Cover the Uninsured?" public form hosted by USM graduate nursing students, 2-4 p.m., free and open to public, Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, Portland, Helen Peake-Godin, 780-4140. 

Friday 4/17

The Auxiliary to Mercy Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. social, 12 p.m. lunch and speaker, $25, The Woodlands, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, register, 774-6597. 

The Freeport Woman's Club Meeting, "Story of a Bombadier," talk by Edie Sweeney, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, Kim Callnan, 688-2238.  

Saturday 4/18

Great Earth Day Clean Up, South Portland citywide clean-up, 8:30-11:30 a.m., followed by celebration at Mill Creek Park, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m, hosted by South Portland Land Trust, contact splandtrust@me.com, Richard Rottkov, rrottkov@yahoo.com or 799-5686. 

Saturday 4/25

"Connecting Point 2009," Maine's Christian Expo & Family Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Verrillo's Convention Center, 155 Riverside St., Portland, register, 797-4915.

Sunday 4/26

Great Maine Bike Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $3 admission, free for students and children, Sullivan Gym, USM Portland, hosted by Bicycle Coalition of Maine, BikeMaine.org, 623-4511. 

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 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

Monday 4/20

Hospice Volunteer Training offered by VNA Home Health & Hospice, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through May 11, VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, register, Ann Costello, 400-8726 or costelloa@vnahomehealth.org.  

Fabric Fair Donations Needed, for annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, through April 31, call 773-6910, 883-9780, 283-1568, or 846-4862.  

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.

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.

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, Harrington House greeters and docents and project volunteers, 865-3170.

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.

Dining Out

Saturday 4/18

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

Public Church Supper, 5 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport,  865-6022.

Saturday 4/25

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

Gardens & Outdoors

Thursday 4/16

Weekly Birdwalk, 7 a.m., Thursdays through April 30, $3 member / $5 nonmember, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, meet in environmental center parking lot, register, 781-2330, ext. 215.

Friday 4/17

L.L. Bean Spring Sports Expo, daily activities through April 20, L.L. Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, event listings, llbean.com/events, or 800-559-0747 ext. 37222.  

Saturday 4/18

Freeport Conservation Trust Guided Walk, Freeport's Quarry Woods, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., meet at back parking lot of Mast Landing School, Bow Street, 869-1012. 

Sunday 4/19

Nature Legends, Guided Nature Programs, Sundays through April 26, 2 p.m., free with park admission, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

Saturday 4/25

Container Gardening, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., free, Skillins Greenhouse, Foreside Road, Falmouth; 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.

Ongoing

Hort Shorts & More education series, classes begin March 3, 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.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 4/15

Essentials of College Planning, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, and April 29, free, Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St., Portland, hosted by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center, 581-3736, register, 800-281-3703.

Thursday 4/16

"Future of Nuclear Weapons Policy," Joseph Cirincione, 5 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall St., Portland, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Maine, 780-4552. 

Wednesday 4/22

Resume Workshop, with life coach, Jim Roberts of Choices at a Crossroad, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com. 

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

Friday 4/17

Tranquility Meditation for Turbulent Times, five-week Tibetan Buddhist meditation introduction, 12-1 p.m.Fridays starting April 17 or 10:30 a.m. Sundays starting April 19, $50, register, Kate, 774-6986 or kmoon@maine.rr.com, sponsored by Vajra Vidya Portland. 

Saturday 4/18

"Living Single, Again, Workshop: Building a New Identity as a Single Person," 9 a.m. to noon, free and open to public, Holy Martyr's Church, Falmouth, register, 1-800-CARE-002, or 871-7464, ext. 2670, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute and Connected Catholics of Maine.

Sunday 4/19

Parkinson's Candle Light Vigil, public gathering and proclamation reading, 7 p.m., Monument Square, downtown Portland, Lillian G. Scenna, 781-1735. 

Tuesday 4/21

"The Effects of Addiction on Friends & Family," Tuesdays through April 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Crossroads for Women, 66 Pearl St., Suite 202, Portland, $25 session / $85 four sessions, register, 773-9931 or info@crossroadsforwomen.org.

Ongoing

Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.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.

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.

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.

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 4/15

"End of Life Issues," 2 p.m., Coastal Manor Nursing Home, 20 W. Main St., presented by Beacon Hospice, register, Tammy or Dottie, 846-5013.

Sunday 4/19

Alzheimer's Discussion Group, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., open to public, hosted by the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, 781-3413. 

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 4/18

Healthy Kids Day, fitness and fun activities for family, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; YMCA at Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, 688-2255; Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport, 865-9600; Greater Portland YMCA, Portland, 874-1111, free and open to public.

Wednesday 4/22

"Take It Outside on Earth Day," for families with children ages 2-6, 10-11:30 a.m., members $6/adult, $3/child, nonmembers, $8/adult, $4/child, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, register, 781-2330, ext. 215.

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.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1, $2 adults, 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 4/19

The Annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K
, 10 a.m., Topsham's Lower Village, $18-$20 registration, saveourbridge.org or Topsham Recreation, 725-1726.

Sunday 4/26

Benefit Brunch, fundraiser for Tedford Housing, with jazz guitar by Neil Lamb and David Lawlor, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. seatings, $20, The Inn on Park Row, 165 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-4914. 

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

Friday 4/17

Tertulia, native Spanish speakers, 5:30-7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St.t, Brunswick, 729-4279 or mainecocina@yahoo.com. 

Monday 4/20

Merrymeeting NARFE Chapter 1796 Lunch Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Kennebec Tavern, 119 Commercial St., Bath, Dan Straus at 725-7652 or Ann Phillipon, 725-2425.

Wednesday 4/22

Earth Day Science Lecture: Go Green - Sustainable Living for Everyone, 12:15-1:15 p.m., free, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, sponsored by Cornerstones of Science, cornerstonesofscience.org.

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

Donations wanted, for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary "Grand and Glorious Yard Sale," drop off gently used or new donations, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through May 9; rear entrance, Bookland Building, Cooks Corner, tax deductible receipts available, to arrange for pick up, call Dick Cote 443-4896 or cotedj@suscom-maine.net.

Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K Volunteers Needed at April 19 Topsham race, numerous opportunities, Nancy Randolph, 729-3600 or donate@saveourbridge.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.

Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network seeks volunteers to visit isolated seniors; volunteers matched according to interest, location and need; play cards, run errands, provide companionship; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or 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.

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 4/18

Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, reservations, 725-2185.

Sunday 4/19

Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., $6 adult / $3 child / $15 family, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.  

Gardens & Outdoors

Saturday 4/25

Container Gardening, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., free, Skillins Greenhouse, Foreside Road, Falmouth; 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.

Getting Smarter

Saturday 4/18

Racial Justice Training
, hosted by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St., Brunswick, register, Debbie Leighton, 442-7260.

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.

Merrymeeting Senior Citizens Club, potluck lunch and program, not affiliated with the church, meets third Tuesday of the month, United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham, 725-7389.

Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.

Kids Stuff

Tuesday 4/21

After-school Archery Lessons, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 19, free and open to children in the fourth grade or older, Huse School, 39 Andrews Road, Bath, register, 386-5151. 

Ongoing

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.