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Community Calendar Feb. 6 - Feb. 19

Community

Community Calendar Feb. 6 - Feb. 19

Greater Portland

Benefits

Friday 2/8

Fair Trade Friday Fundraiser. 10 a.m., Karma Fair Trade, 570 Brighton Ave., Portland, 831-4531. Percentage of all purchases go to the International Justice Mission. 

Sunday 2/10

Share Our Strength Maine benefit, 5 p.m., Flatbread Company, 72 Commercial St. #5, Portland, tickets $30/advance, $35/door, sos-flatbread.evenbrite.com.

Tuesday 2/12

Beer and Bikes with the American Lung Association, 5:30 p.m., Rivalries, 10 Cotton St., Portland, 624-0302.

Bulletin Board

Resume building assistance available through May, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, one week’s notice and appointment required, 871-1700 ext. 772.

Wednesday 2/6

Sit and Knit, 6 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. 

The Case for Socialism, 7 p.m., Glickman Library Seminar Room 1, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, owen.t.hill@gmail.com.

Scarborough Historical Society monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Scarborough Historical Society Museum, 647 Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5445.

Maine Adventure Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, programs@moac.org.

Thursday 2/7

Eggs & Issues: John Baldacci and Rick Bennet of Fix the Debt, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, 772-2811; $17, must register by Feb. 4.

The Editorial Board public discussion forum., 5:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 729.

Community meeting with State Senator Rebecca Millett (D-Cape Elizabeth), 7 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, 232-5892.

Sunday 2/10

Sleigh Day, 12 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.

Tuesday 2/12

E2Tech Winter Networking Event, 5:30 p.m., Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial St., Portland, register at http://e2tech.org/events?eventId=618212&EventViewMode=EventDetails

PROPEL After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Binga’s Stadium, 77 Free St., Portland. 772-2811.

Wednesday 2/13

Weathering Nights with Robert Griswold. 7 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. 

Saturday 2/16

French Story Time. 10 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.  

Music and Muffins. 10:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. 

Call for Volunteers

Opportunity Alliance is looking for foster grandparent and senior companion volunteers, 15 hours a week, 55 or older, information, 773-0202.

The Maine Boat Builder’s Show seeks volunteers March 15-17, volunteer 4 hours and receive free admission to the show, and/or a show t-shirt, contact Kerry Ratigan, 615-6271, ratigankerry@gmail.com.

The Portland Flower Show seeks volunteers, March 7-10; volunteer 4 hours and receive free admission to the show, and/or a show t-shirt; contact Kerry Ratigan, 615-6271, ratigankerry@gmail.com.

Dining Out

Friday 2/8

Haddock chowder lunch, 11:30 a.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012, $8, every second and fourth Friday through March.

Saturday 2/9

Lincoln Club Dinner with guest speaker Patrick Rael of Bowdoin College. 6 p.m. Italian Heritage Center, 2 Westland Ave., Portland, 712-5336.

Sunday 2/10

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 2/6

Twitter 101 for Business, 12 p.m., 100 Middle St., Portland, $35 with online registration, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Bugs From Around the World, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, maryfreeportlibrary@gmail.com.

Thursday 2/7

Docent Training Program, Portland Historical Society, 9 a.m., 489 Congress St., Portland, $30, every Thursday through May 2; 774-5561 ext. 120, bmccormick@mainehistory.org.

Tuesday 2/12

SCORE workshop: Marketing 101 for your business. 2 p.m., SCORE offices,100 Middle St., Portland. $35 to register, 772-1147.

Maine Women’s Network Lunch: How to perfect your elevator speech. 12 p.m., The Egg & I Restaurant, 183 US Route One, Scarborough. Register by Feb. 8, http://mainewomensnetwork.memberlodge.org/Default.aspx?pageId=759076

Health & Support

Wednesday 2/6

Blood pressure clinic. 10 a.m., free, Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 721-1278. 

Saturday 2/9

Your Body in Balance, 10 a.m., White Pine Community Church, 94 Cumberland Road, North Yarmouth, 829-8232.

Friday 2/15

Blood pressure clinic. 10 a.m., free, Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 721-1278. 

A Matter of Balance classes run Feb. 13 - April 4, 1-3 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, registration required, 396-6583.

Grief support group, Fridays 1:30-3 p.m., Jan. 25-March 1, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, registration required, 400-8714.

Kids & Family

FAFSA assistance available through May, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland; one week’s notice and appointment required, 871-1700 ext. 772.

Ongoing

Monday Family Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 42 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Ages three to seven with an adult.

Tuesday Mother Goose Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 42 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Newborns and up with an adult.

Saturday Read to Me. 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 42 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Ages three and up with an adult.

PAJAMARAMA! First Tuesday of the month. 6:30 p.m. Scarborough Public Library, 42 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Ages four and up.

Mid Coast

Bulletin

Saturday 2/9

Public Office Hours with Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Brunswick. 9 a.m., Cafe Creme, 56 Front St., Bath, 287-1430.

Sunday 2/10

Bath Antiques Show and Sale. 10 a.m., Bath Middle School, 6 Old Bath Road, 582-5908.

Dining Out

Friday 2/15

Lenten Haddock Supper. 5 p.m., St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 729-3509.

Saturday 2/16

Roast Pork Supper. 4:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove, Bath, 443-4707.

Getting Smarter

Saturday 2/9

Town History Series: Historic Houses in Phippsburg. 10:30, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141, ext. 18

Sunday 2/10

Historic Preservation: Origins and future in community revitalization. 4 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 443-2174.

Tuesday 2/12

Tech Talk: self publishing in the digital age. 4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

Celebrating Lincoln’s birthday: Presentation by Civil War historian Charles Plummer. 2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25. 

Health and Support

Monday 2/11

Blood pressure clinic. 11 a.m., free, Westrum House 22 Union St., Topsham, 721-1278.

Tuesday 2/12

Blood pressure clinics. 2 p.m., free, Bath Housing Authority, 20 Dirk’s Landing Road, Bath, 721-1278; 5 p.m., free, Bath United Church of Christ, 15 Congress Ave., Bath, 721-1278