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Community Calendar: Aug. 13-26

Community

Community Calendar: Aug. 13-26

Greater Portland

Bulletin Board

Friday 8/15

"Disney's Got Talent," Songbird Creative Center children's drama camp production , 7 p.m., Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, 846-8922 or 939-0963.

Saturday 8/23

Portland High School, Class of 1959, 55th Reunion, 6-11 p.m., $40, DiMillo's on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland, 799-0079, smartjudy07@hotmail.com.

Ongoing

Casco Bay Newcomers Club, for women who have recently moved to the Portland area, meets second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at Muddy Rudder restaurant, 1335 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 329-2540 or 899-0377.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand the organization. ABC believes in empowerment through sailing and action-based activities to relieve depression. Check the website or call 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. Contact Katharyn LeDoux, 877-255-4623 or kledoux@allegiancehospice.com.

Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week. 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192 ext. 115.

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, info@compassproject.org.

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for ongoing projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16-plus. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.

Freeport Community Services is seeking the help of volunteers in its Thrift Shop and Estate Annex, Food Pantry, and other projects for anyone who enjoys helping the community. 865-3985, ext. 206.

Freeport Historical Society needs helpers for cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington House, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person. 865-3170, info@freeporthistorialsociety.org.

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, one to two hours per month, training provided. 797-3014.

Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership needs adult mentors for school-age children. 888-387-8758.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy-raisers in the Bath, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport, Portland and Yarmouth areas. Keep puppy from age 8 weeks to 16 months, free training, support. Kathleen Hayward, kh@millspoint154.com, guidingeyes.org.

HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, is looking for volunteers who love cats to help in the shelter, three to four hours in the morning, one or two days a week. Also seeking cleaning supplies and canned cat food. 302 Range Road, Cumberland. 829-4116 or 846-3038. 

ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers to help seniors and visually impaired adults enjoy independence and quality of life. Commit to one or more hours per month. 854-0505.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for non-literate adults and English-as-a-second-language instruction. 780-1352.

Maine Audubon's Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center needs volunteers age 14 and up; the center is now open seven days a week, daily canoe tours 10 a.m.; Wednesday bird walks 7 a.m.; family marsh walk on Wednesdays and many special tours for children and families. Contact Linda, 883-5100.

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Alice or Laurie at 878-3285.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations. Call Cars Helping America, 866-949-3668, skincheck.org.

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers. Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286, skahanm@mercyme.com.

Paws n Pals, the 4-H Dog Club, is recruiting new members, ages 11-18, looking for something fun to do with their dog. Contact University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 781-6099, or email lisa.waters@maine.edu

Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, meets 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland. Free, all welcome. Diane, 892-9529.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will assist new Mainers in their search for employment. Paul Mullaney, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors' appointments. 800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen needs volunteers 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. Contact aherr@umext.maine.edu, 780-4205 or 800-287-1471 to request information packet.

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award provided. Apply online at AmeriCorps.gov; Meredith Eaton 941-2800, ext. 207, meredithe@unitedwayem.org.

Dining Out

Saturday 8/16

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, children $3, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Church Street and U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-2814.

Down Home Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., adults $8, children $4, Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallett Drive, Freeport, 865-3536.

Friday 8/22

Public Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, 797-2487.

Saturday 8/23

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport, 865-3363, nrc6@comcast.net.

Health

Ongoing

Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, 899-2435, newlightportland.org.

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, open to people of all faiths, Ashok, analamalapu@hotmail.com, 772-6898.

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.

Yoga for Movement Disorders, 11 a.m., every Tuesday at the Medically Oriented Gym, 29 Foden Road, South Portland, 347-3030.

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.

Support

Ongoing

All-Recovery support meetings, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

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

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Fridays 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic's Church, Mellen St.,Portland, call Pauline 617-259-6623.

Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, free, Martin's Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia, foodaddicts.org, 775-2132.

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 Avenue, Portland, 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, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave, Liz, 899-2733, HopeHealing.org.

International Dyslexia Association, support for parents of dyslexics, noon, third Friday of every month, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, FMI 508-810-1329.

Living with Loss, first and third Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, free, with on-site childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness, support group meetings for people coping with a loved one's mental illness; meetings are second, fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland; and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465 or 838-5733, namiportland@gmail.com.

Nutrition Works, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, 772-6279, nutritionworks.us.

Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; 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., oamaine.org.

PFLAG Support Group, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesday every month, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 831-3015.

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, cancercommunitycenter.org.

Survivors of Suicide Loss support group, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Classroom 1, Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland, facilitated by Sandra Horne, LCSW, 662-7323, and Robert Myers, LCPC, 409-6226.

Widow-Widowers support group, second and fourth Wednesday, noon, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., WAPortlandME@gmail.com.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.

Talks & Workshops

Tuesday 8/19

"Starting Your Own Business: Avoid the Pitfalls," 2-5 p.m., $35, SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147, scoremaine.com.

Mid-Coast

Bulletin Board

SHINE, a vacation Bible school, offers games, crafts, stories and music for children (pre-K to grade six) from Aug. 18-22 at Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, 725-2185.

Saturday 8/16

Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center hosts an open house and free cookout for residents age 55 and older, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Ongoing

Merriconeag Grange meetings first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Grange, 529 Harpswell Road, Harpswell, trothwell62@comcast.net.

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 1-800-ACS-2345, cancer.org.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area; training provided. 777-7740, AHCH.org.

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.

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.

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

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, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org.

Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays. FMI 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham.

Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop, or greeting patients. 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program offers opportunities to help feed our neighbors in need, including picking up donations at Crystal Springs Farmers' Market on Saturdays. Contact Laurel, volunteer coordinator, at volunteer@mchpp.org or 729-8647, ext. 19.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings. 373-3646.

Parkview Adventist Medical Center needs gift shop volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings, Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m. 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, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will assist New Mainers in their search for employment, FMI, Paul Mullaney, pmullaney@ccmaine.org.

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society's transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, janice.staples@cancer.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622, clientservices@sassmm.org.

The SEARCH Program of Greater Bath, 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. If you would like to help some of our elderly neighbors in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick and Harpswell areas, please contact Program Coordinator Chris Szalay at 837-8810 or cszalay@ccmaine.org.

Dining Out

Saturday 8/16

Fried chicken supper, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

Famous Lobster Stew Supper by Willing Helpers, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adults $12, children $6, Bailey Island Union Church, Route 24, Harpswell, 833-7356.

Sunday 8/17

Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-9:30 a.m., adults $7, children $3, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, 443-6015.

Saturday 8/23

Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Health

Ongoing

American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham. 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net.

Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, jloney@midcoasthealth.com.

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Diabetic foot clinic, first Thursday of the month, Jeanne Otis R.N., $30/visit, package deals available. Call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

Group sitting meditation, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages and skill levels welcome, $10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., Third Floor, Bath, 808-281-6451, hooptydoo@gmail.com.

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 314, Brunswick, 443-3721.

Spectrum Generations, classes and events, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, 729-0475, southernmidcoast@spectrumgenerations.org.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Wednesday weigh-in 9-9:30 a.m., meeting follows, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 725-4849.

Weight Watchers, noon Mondays, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.

Support

Wednesday 8/20

"Living in Impermanence," discussion facilitated by Chip Carpenter, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 240-7086, shambhalabp.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.

Caregiver support group, third Thursday of each month. 4:30 p.m, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 373-4656.

Celebrate Recovery Bath, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. group meeting, 6 p.m. free refreshments, 12-step Christ-centered program to help deal with hurts, habits and hang-ups. FMI call Jeff or Darlene, 442-9966, celebraterecovery.com.

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick. For information or sign-up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.,Brunswick, 207-729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath 207-512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 207-441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 207-442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Mid-Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 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, Mondays 5:30 p.m., Big Book Step Study, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, Step Study, Fellowship Room, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m. open meeting, St. Paul's Episcopal Church library, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m. open meeting, medical office building conference room, 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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 non-offending parents and partners. Call 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.

Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, jeff4bath@yahoo.com, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

Veteran to Veteran Support Group with Operation Resilient Hope, every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., 2 Main St., Topsham, FMI call Neil, 319-5996, OperationResilientHope.org.

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.

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