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Community Calendar April 22-May 3

Community

Community Calendar April 22-May 3

Greater Portland

Benefits

Friday 4/24

Kick-off Spring Sports Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser, to benefit Catherine McAuley High School, 5:30 p.m., $5 adult / $20 family, Catherine McAuley High School Mall, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-3802 ext. 2022, mcauleyhs.org.

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.

Spring Yard Clean Up Fundraiser, to benefit the South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse Teams, register, Cathleen, 615-8465.

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

"Pamper Me Spring Shopping Spree," to benefit The Cedars Auxiliary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 admission donation, The Atrium, 640 Ocean Ave, Portland.

"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.

Second Annual Community Dog Show, 3 p.m., free and open to public, donations asked for the Animal Refuge League, The Woods at Canco retirement community, 257 Canco Road, Portland, 772-4777.

Tuesday 4/28

Heifer International Benefit at The Flatbread Company, 5-9 p.m., The Flatbread Company, 72 Commercial St., Portland, kate.sheehan@heifer.org or 508-886-5048.

Thursday 4/30

Bridge Party, to benefit the Falmouth Heritage Museum, 1-4 p.m., $40 per table, registration deadline April 27, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, register, Mary Honan, 781-2705 or Carol Kauffman, 781-4140.

Saturday 5/2

Fiffth Annual Spring Gala Dinner and Auction, to benefit Wolfe's Neck Farm, $70, Harraseeket Inn, Main St., Freeport, tickets, 865-4469, must purchase by April 27, auction listings at wolfesneckfarm.org.

Brew Girls Live Benefit Concert
, for the Maine Women's Fund, 8 p.m., $10, 21+, Space Gallery, Congress St., Portland; Maine Women's Fund 20th Anniversary Weekend Celebration, Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3, for schedule of events, mainewomensfund.org/anniversary.html, Kristin Chase Duffy, 774-5513.

designing women Annual Spring Show & Sale, to benefit Women Unlimited, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2 admission donation, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 281-5259, designingwomen.org.

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser, catered party, live auction after race, to benefit the Maine Morgan Breeders classes, 4 p.m., $75, Cabot Morgan Farm, 21 Shaw Road, Falmouth, 319-7554 or silverlake@suscom-maine.net, hosted by The Maine Morgan Horse Club.

Sunday 5/3

Pancake Breakfast, to benefit Greely High School Softball, 8-10 a.m., $6, Applebees, 1072 Brighton Ave., Portland, Sandy Kahn, 829-6897.

Bulletin Board

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.

Holistic Health Open House, with free bodywork, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7911.

Spring Cleaning of the Scarborough Marsh and Beaches, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., locations at scarboroughmaine.com/marsh/cleanup.shtml, Linda Woodard, 781-2330 ext.213, lwoodard@maineaudubon.org, sponsored by Friends of Scarborough Marsh,.

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.

Wednesday 4/29

Annual NAACP Celebration of Excellence in Education, 2:30 p.m. educators forum and keynote by Jonathan Kozol, free; 5:30 p.m. reception, ticket required; 7 p.m. celebration, free; Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland, tickets, naacpportland.org, Rachel Talbot Ross, 253-5074.

Business After 5, hosted by Falmouth/Cumberland Community Chamber, 5-7 p.m., chamber members free / $5 nonmembers, Lebel & Harriman, LLP, 366 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; register, portlandregion.com or 772-2811, ext. 223.

Cape Anime Club meeting, "Bleach": volume 1, 3:15-5 p.m., Community Room, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Thursday 4/30

Maine Business Expo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, register, mainebusinessconference.com, PortlandRegion.com, Kerry Rasor, 772-2811.

Saturday 5/2

Gem and Mineral Show, presented by the Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $4 adult / $3 student or senior, ages 12 and under free, Sullivan Gym, USM Portland, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 784-1738.

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

American Cancer Society Relay For Life volunteers needed for June 12-13 fundraising event, various positions available, Susan Clifford, 373-3710, Susan.Clifford@cancer.org.

Presumpscot River Watch volunteers are needed to collect samples every other Saturday between 7-9 a.m., May 30 - Aug. 22, call 892-4447.

Monday 4/27

Maine Audubon's Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center needs volunteers to lead nature walks for all ages in May and June, trainings held from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. April 27-28; and 1-3:30 p.m. May 7, May 11, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, U.S. Route 9, Scarborough, register, Linda Woodard, lwoodard@maineaudubon.org or 781-2330, ext. 213.

Thursday 4/30

Fabric Fair Donations Needed, for annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, through April 30, 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

Wednesday 4/22

Earth Day Open House, food tasting, 4-6 p.m., Local Sprouts Community Supported Kitchen, Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, Jonah Fertig, 615-9970, food@localsproutscooperative.com, localsproutscooperative.com.

Saturday 4/25

Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult / $3 child, ages 5 and under free, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

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 4/23

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.

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.

Plant Sale, hosted by SMCC Horticulture department, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., greenhouse, 10 Slocum Drive, South Portland, 741-5877.

Sunday 4/26

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

Monday 4/27

Appalachian Trail From Above: Naturalists' Forum, with presentation by Mark Warner, 7 p.m., free, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330.

Saturday 5/2

Vegetable Gardening, 10 a.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 4/22

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.

Thursday 4/23

Buildings and Energy Conservation: The truth about windows, insulation, and everything else, presented by Josh Wojcik, 6 p.m., free, downstairs community space, Portland O'Natural's, 83 Exchange St., Portland.

Friday 4/24

"From Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond," Southern Maine Astronomers monthly meeting, 7 p.m., free, Cumberland Congregational Church, Main Street, Cumberland, southernmaineastronomers.org.

Sunday 4/26

Energy Efficiency Workshop for Faith Communities, 1-4:30 p.m., free, hosted by Maine Interfaith Power & Light, State Street Church, Portland, register, meipl.org or Jessica, 721-0444, jessica@meipl.org.

"The Life and Times of Josiah Gardener: Lessons from the Tam O' Shanter series," first person narrative presentation, 2 p.m., $5 adult, ages 10 and under free, donation of canned goods for Freeport Community Services Food Pantry welcome, Mast Landing School, Bow St., Freeport, 865-3170, sponsored by the Freeport Historical Society.

Monday 4/27

"China/African Safari," talk by Deborah Alexander, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., $2 nonmembers, Catherine McAuley High School auditorium, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Tuesday 4/28

Social Security Seminar, sponsored by Jim O'Clair, Edward Jones financial advisor, 12-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, 797-4104.

Friday 5/1

Maine in the Crosshairs: Energy Policy and the Big National Park, presented by Angus King, 7:30- 9:30 a.m., $10 E2 Tech members and students / $20 nonmembers, Maine Audubon Society Education Center, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, register, forum@e2tech.org.

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 4/24

Free Chiropractic Care for Children with Autism, diagnosis required, April 24 and May 1, Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture, St. John's Street, Portland pre-registration required, 774-6251 or drj@drloujacobs.com.

Wednesday 4/29

"Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior," meditation course, 6:15-8 p.m. Wednesdays through June 3, $30, student discounts available, Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, 97 Newbury St., Portland, Karen Monahan, kmonahan@gwi.net, 846-1195, shambhalabp.org.

Thursday 4/30

"Separation, Divorce and the Adolescent," workshop for parents and professionals, 7-9 p.m., free, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, register, 761-2709.

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

Tuesday 4/28

"I remember Cape Elizabeth: Senior Stories, Extraordinary Memories," 10-11 a.m. April 28, May 5 and May 19, free and open to seniors from all communities, Cape Elizabeth Community Services building, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-2457, or Jan Reale, 233-4985.

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 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.

Thursday 4/23

Resource Fair and Children's Concert, 5-7 p.m., Amphitheatre, USM Woodbury Campus Center, Portland, celebration of The Week of the Young Child.

Saturday 4/25

Beakman Live!: A Wacky Stage Escapade, 2 p.m. family matinee performance, $10; 1 p.m. pre-performance lecture-demonstration by Mad Science of Maine in the South Portland Auditorium Lobby, free, South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, presented by PCA Great Performances, tickets, PortTix, 842-0800, pcagreatperformances.org.

Family Nature Walk: A Frog's Life, 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.

Tuesday 4/28

"The Orchestra's Most Excellent Adventure!" Portland Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert Final Concert of 2008-09 season, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., $5, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, Portland Symphony Orchestra Education Office, 773-6128.

Saturday 5/2

Parents Exchange Spring Children's Fair, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Greely Middle School, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Tyra Tarbox, PECFair@maine.rr.com, 829-5785, home.roadrunner.com/~pechildrensfair.

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

Saturday 4/25

Brunswick High School Alumni Car Wash Fundraiser, to benefit BHS senior “Get Involved Scholarship” award program, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., by donation, 20 Barrows St., next to Brunswick Jr. High, Brunswick, Ken Coulombe, 725-1495.

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.

Thursday 4/30

The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Annual Spring Used Book Sale, to benefit health career scholarships, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday May 1, Cafe Conference Rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Becky Clow, 725-4144.

Saturday 5/2

Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction, with cash bar, live music, to benefit the Perry Thibodeau family of Cumberland, 5:30-11 p.m., $30 adult / $50 couple, Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, tickets, thibodeaubenefit@yahoo.com or Kim Talbot, 725-5150.

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

Saturday 4/25 

Model Train Show, sponsored by The Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $4 adult / $2 age 15 and under, Mount Ararat High School, Topsham. 

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day, 10-11 a.m., free, Campus Quad (rain location Moulton Union), Bowdoin College, sponsored by Maine Coast Taijiquan and the Bowdoin College Counseling Service, mainecoasttaichi.com, 712-6264.

Friday 5/1

Village Improvement Association Annual Meeting, 3 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St., Brunswick, Betsy Schmidt, 729-8017.

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.

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.

Gardens & Outdoors

Saturday 4/25

Container Gardening, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., free, Skillins Greenhouse, 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.

Saturday 5/2

Vegetable Gardening, 10 a.m., free, Skillins Greenhouse, 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.

Sunday 5/3
“Exploring the Wild Orchids of New England,”
1 p.m., free, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St., Brunswick, hosted by Brunswick Park and Gardens, 833-5125.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 4/29

Pat Damon Service and Leadership Forum
, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m., with lunch, Student Union, Hyde School, 616 High St., Bath, register, Katie Smith, 443-7105.

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

Monday 4/27

"Caring for the Light Body In Tumultuous Times," talk by Lisa Love, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-2781.

Thursday 4/30

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Support/Information Group, 7-8 p.m.,free and open to public, Martin's Point Health Center, 6 Farley Road, Brunswick, 800-260-6681 or healtheducation@martinspoint.org.

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 and Family Stuff

Tuesday 4/28

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.

Friday 5/1

Kinder-Science: Creatures of Puddle & Pond, for ages 5-6 and caregiver, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, pre-register, 725-5242 ext. 225.

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.