Arts Calendar: Oct. 31- Nov. 11
Call for Art
The Society for East End Arts is looking for artists to participate in its annual holiday sale, Art on the Hill, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at East End School in Portland; register at SEAportland.org.
Books & Authors
"World Tree," David Wojahn, 2 p.m., Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 892-9831.
Seriously funny standup, 7 p.m., Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 939-6429, advance $8, door $10.
Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 774-5554, full schedule at mainecomedy.com.
"Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed," 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, $7.
Little Festival of Horrors: "The Fog," 5 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
"Star Wars Uncut," 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5000, free.
Little Festival of Horrors: "Night of the Living Dead," 5 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
"Betting the Farm," 7 p.m., Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 828-5600, $10.
Found Footage Festival, 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 528 Congress St., Portland, 347-255-7350, $10.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 5 p.m., to benefit Friends of Casco Bay, Abromson Auditorium, University of Southern Maine, advance $20, door $25.
Relevant Histories, Brenton Hamilton, 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Dec. 1, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.
Seeing Red, Rhonda Pearle, Gary Perlmutter, Valerie Birnhak, Ruth Claff, Pauline Delin, Dick Eaton, Alison Hill, and Wendy Hodge, opening reception, 4-6 p.m., Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 712-9499.
Serenity 2012: Paintings and Drawings, opening, 5 p.m., through Nov. 25, Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.
Koala High: Homecoming, opening, 5-8 p.m., Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.
Freak Show, reception, 5-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.
Relevant Histories, Brenton Hamilton, opening, 5-8 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Avenue, Portland, 317-6721.
A Fine Thing Gallery: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 699-2919, edpollackfinearts.com.
Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., corner of Fox Street, Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.
Addo Novo, 490 Congress St., Portland, addonovo.com/arts.
Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.maine.edu/gallery.
Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154, artascope.com.
Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or une.edu/artgallery.
Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, arthousepictureframes.com.
Arthur Fink's Studio/Gallery, 145 Newbury St., Portland, 615-5722.
Artist and Craftsman Supply, 540 Deering Ave., Portland, 772-7272
Art Loft Gallery, 8 School St., Freeport, 865-1705.
Art Studios at Cottage Road, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.
Aucocisco Gallery, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222 or aucocisco.com.
The Blue Spoon, 89 Congress St., Portland, yesartworks.org.
Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-3004.
Bomb Diggety Bakery, 649 Congress St., Portland.
Borealis Bistro, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland, 541-9600.
Bridge Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, bridgegalleryportland.com, 712-9499.
Cape Cottage Gallery, 179 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-5700 or capecottagegallery.com.
Carolyn Walton Gallery, 39 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-1585 or carolynwalton.com.
Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, 295 Forest Ave., Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 774-1260 or www.cascobayframes.com.
Christoph Gallery, Portland Pottery and Metalsmithing, 118 Washington Ave., Portland, 772-4334 or portlandpottery.com.
Clayton's Cafe, 447 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-1117.
Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 252-9520.
Cooper Jackson Gallery, 70 India St., Portland.
Cygnet Gallery, 568 Congress St., Portland, 251-9925.
Daniel Kany Gallery, 24 Romasco Lane, Portland, 774-2100.
Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011.
Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St., Portland, FMI 210-6566.
Domaine Gallery, 223 Commercial St., Portland, 772-2270 or domainegallery.com.
Earth and Soul, indigenous artists from around the world and local artists, 34 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1089.
Eli Phant, Munjoy Hill, Portland, eli-phant.com, Sally Struever, 253-9943.
Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-2620, elizabethmossgalleries.com.
Ember Grove Gallery, 247 B Congress St., Portland, 761-0408 or embergrove.com.
emilie inc., photography, 227 Congress St., Portland, 272-2285.
Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720.
Filament Gallery, 181 Congress St., Portland, 774-0932 or filamentgallery.com.
Fore River Gallery, 613 Congress St., Portland, 252-6728.
Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland, 874-8084, forestreetgallery.com.
Forgotten Transport, photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, jmdunitzstudios.com.
Four Walls Gallery for Fine Art, 564 Congress St., Portland, 221-3426 or fourwallsgallery.com.
Free Street Gallery at MECA, 87 Free St., Portland, Dee Adams, 653-7271.
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.
Freeport Square Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-1616.
Front Room Gallery, 378 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-9070.
Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4505 or frostgullygallery.com.
Gallery 132, 132 Spring St., Portland, 842-9200, ext. 226.
Gem Gallery, 62 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5600.
Gleason Fine Art Portland, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599, email@example.com.
Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.
The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.
Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.
Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, Bonnie Faulkner, 846-0817, heronpointstudio.com.
Holly Ready Studio, oil and gouache paintings by Holly Ready, 146 High St., Portland, 632-1027 or hollyready.com
ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052.
Jameson Modern Art, 305 Commercial St., Portland, 772-5522 or jamesongallery.com.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961, JuneFitzpatrickGallery.com.
June LaCombe Sculpture, by appointment, Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Road, Pownal, 688-4468, junelacombesculpture.com.
The Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, Rebecca Goodale, 228-8014.
Lalo Boutique, 142 High St., Portland.
The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405.
Larson Fine Art Gallery, new work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221, larsonfineart.com.
Lewis Gallery at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.
The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Pond Cove Shopping Plaza, Cape Elizabeth, ariatuki.com.
Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Long Island, Maggie Carle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 766-2940.
Maine Arts Workshop, 39 School St., Freeport, 831-2759 or maineartsworkshop.com.
Maine Charitable Mechanics Library, 519 Congress St., Portland, Jill Cournoyer, 878-8896.
Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu.
Maine Medical Center, paintings for sale by Freeport artist Janice L. Moore, portion of proceeds to benefit The Arts at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, mmc.org/thearts, email@example.com.
The Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, Anne Samson, 774-1633.
Maine Roaster's Coffee, 82 Portland Road (Route 1), Yarmouth.
Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.
Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.
Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 772-0689, megperrycenter.com.
Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.
Moxie Studio and Gallery, landscape, still life paintings, by appointment, Cousins Island, Yarmouth, 846-0978.
North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org.
Open Concepts Gallery & Studios, Cove Street Art Center, 50 Cove St., Portland, 772-3822.
Paula Banks Consulting and Two Lights Home Care, Pond Cove Shopping Center, Cape Elizabeth, lola-studios.com.
Ponomo, jewelry, handbags and accessories by Hannah Tarkinson, 142 High St., Suite 307, Portland, ponomostyle.com.
Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, portlandarts.org.
Portland Photo Works, 142 High St., second floor, Portland, Elliott Teel, 228-5829, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland, 774-1044, RabelaisBooks.com.
Radiant Light Gallery, Thom Adams fine art and documentary photography, 615 Congress St., Suite 409, Portland, 252-7258.
Richard Boyd Pottery Art Gallery, 5 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydpottery.com.
Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, risephotography.com.
Rose Contemporary, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700, rosecontemporary.com.
The Royal Bean Cafe, 18 Yarmouth Crossing Drive, Yarmouth, 829-5082.
Running with Scissors Gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242.
Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland, salt.edu.
Sandpiper Jewelry Gallery, 851 Sawyer St., South Portland, Michael Hofheimer, 767-8090.
South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.
St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.
Stones & Stuff, 556 Congress St., Portland, rickgreenart.com.
Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.
Sylvia Kania Gallery, 148 High St., Portland, 615-6019.
Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.
Toby Rosenberg Pottery Gallery, 293 Read St., Portland, 878-4590, tobyrosenberg.com.
Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519.
TIME Gallery at CTN Studios, photography by Dawn Herrick, 516 Congress St., Portland, HourExchangePortland.org, Orion Breen, 874-9868.
USM Glickman Family Library, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus.
USM Osher Map Library, USM Portland, usm.maine.edu/maps.
USM Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 780-4270, 34 Bedford St., Portland.
Utopia Gallery, 468 Fore St., Portland, www.utopiadesigns.com.
VoxPhotographs, for viewing invitation and location, 232-1214 or email@example.com.
Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com.
Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 336 Main St. Yarmouth, 846-7777; second location, 720 Route 1, Yarmouth, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.
3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.
317 Main Street, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.
Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.
International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com.
Maine Historical Society Museum, Images of the Longfellow Garden, current exhibits, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children's hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.
Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com.
Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum.
Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.
Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, mewctu.org.
Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7-plus, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum.com.
Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., first Fridays, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org
Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561.
The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib.me.us.
Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org, 829-9203 .
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland, springpointlight.org, 799-6337.
Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org.
Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, Life Along the Royal River, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.
Orchard Lounge, 10 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 888-512-SHOW, $12, 18+
Pretty Lights, Keys n Krates, Eliot Lip, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $35, door $40.
Tony Boffa Quartet, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
Tommy O'Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
Blind Albert, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
Swingin' the American Songbook, 7:30 p.m., Portland Symphony Orchestra, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $20-$65.
The Brew, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 888-512-SHOW, $8-20, 18+
Umphrey's McGee, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $20, door $25.
ImproVox, concert and vocal workshop, 4 p.m., The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland, 626-0165, workshop $15, concert $12, both $20.
BelO, 7 p.m., Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 842-0800, members $31, general $34, students $10.
Swingin' the American Songbook, 2:30 p.m., Portland Symphony Orchestra, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $20-$65.
Doc's Banjo Band, 2 p.m., Scarborough Terrace, 600 Commerce Drive, Scarborough, RSVP: 885-5568.
Mimosa, 10 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 888-512-SHOW, $20-$40, 18+
Justin Townes Earle, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, $18-$30, 18+
Standard Issue, 7-10 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
The Tragically Hip, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $35, door $38.
Hot Club Du Monde, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
Ashley Davis, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, $19.80.
Nerd Rave, Coast City Comicon, 8 p.m., Geno's Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland, 659-1626.
Gary Richardson, Rick Miller and His Band, 5 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
Lorraine Bohland with Terry Foster, 7-10 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.
G.Love & Special Sauce, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $20, door $25.
Public Concert Series, 3 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318, general $10, seniors $5, students free.
Gabriel Faure's Requiem, 3 p.m., Chancel Choir of Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 774-8243, $10.
Community Chorus, rehearsals 10 a.m. - noon, first and third Saturday, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568 ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Bullard Songwriter Night, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Andy's Pub, Commercial St.; Solo Night 6 p.m. Thursdays, Slainte Wine Bar, 24 Preble St., Portland.
House Bluegrass, 9 p.m. Mondays, no cover, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland.
Kirtan!, call and response group chanting meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, $5 donation, Portland Yoga Studio, 616 Congress St., Portland, 799-0054, portlandyoga.com.
Lazy Lightning, Grateful Dead covers and original music, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., bigeasyportland.com or 776-2822.
Theater & Dance
"Topdog/Underdog," Oct. 25-Nov. 4, Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 800-838-3006, $10-$20.
"Little Shop of Horrors," Oct. 25-Nov. 3, Thursday and Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 730-5000, general $12, students, faculty, and seniors $10.
"You Can't Take It With You," Nov. 1-4, Falmouth High School, 52 Woodville Road, Falmouth, 781-7429, adults $7, students and seniors $5.
"West Side Story," 8 p.m., Nov. 9, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Nov. 10, Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, members $41-63, general $45-70.
GPCDS Contra Dance, instruction 7:15 p.m., dance 8 p.m., potluck 9:45 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 358-9354, adults $10, under 21 $7, children 5-12 $5, under 5 free.
Port Veritas Political Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Bull Feeney's Bar & Restaurant, 375 Fore St., Portland, 400-7543, $3.
Open Mic Poetry, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 946-4763.
Contra Dance, family dance 6 p.m., potluck 7 p.m., instruction 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m., Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, family $12, general $10, students and seniors $7.
Argentine Tango Practice, Wednesday 7-9 p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, Saturday 8 p.m.- midnight, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.
Club 188, line dancing instruction, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced; 188 Warren Ave., Portland.
Greater Portland Community Contradance, first Saturday, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.
Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584, maplewooddancecenter.com.
Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services building, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, email@example.com.
Second Saturday Contradance, 6 p.m. family dance; 7:30 p.m. potluck; 8 p.m. beginner lesson; 8:30-12 p.m. dance, $10 adult/ $7 student or senior, bring clean shoes, Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth, 233-4325, firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-8746, email@example.com.
Square Dancing Classes, by Mix 'n Mingle Square Dancing Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through April, ages 9 and up, $3, no experience necessary, Eight Corners School, 22 Mussey Road, Scarborough, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & Authors
"Faith and Madness," Sarah Slagle Arnold, 3 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5083.
"Young Frankstein," 7 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 522-1018, suggested $5.
The Dreamland Theater film series on second and fourth Thursdays, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at sagadahocpreservation.org.
We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting 1840s-1870s, Oct. 30-Dec. 23, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3124.
Warmth and Style, Maine fiber arts, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
11 Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 319-6057 or 11pleasant.com.
Allen & Selig Realty, landscapes and seascapes by Claudette Gamache, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 15 Vine St., Bath, 443-2200 or AllenSelig.com.
The Barn Door Cafe and Bakery, 4 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 102, Brunswick; 721-3099, thebarndoorcafe.com.
Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500, bayviewwgallery.com.
Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.
Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455 or chocolatechurcharts.org.
Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, email@example.com.
Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242, curtislibrary.com.
The Eleven Pleasant Street Gallery, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.
Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.
Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081 or widgeoncove.com.
Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098 or email@example.com.
Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.
The Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002, gelatofiasco.com.
Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery.org, Guy Saldanha, firstname.lastname@example.org, 841-9812.
ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.
Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.
LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.
Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820.
Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 442-8577 or maescafeandbakery.com/events.
Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, mainefiberarts.org.
Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914, merrymeetingartscenter.org.
Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.
Sarah Greenier Gallery, Maine, marine and coastal paintings, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.
Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr's Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, sebascodeganartists.com.
Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.
Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, 729-8033, thorntonoaks.com.
Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727 or topshamlibrary.org.
VSA Arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine.org.
Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.
Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.
Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier, and Pejepscot's Early Scots-Irish History, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.
Oratorio Chorale, open rehearsal, 6-9 p.m., Midcoast Presbysterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 329-5708.
Portland String Quartet with fiddler Gregory Boardman, 7-8:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 761-1522, $18.
The Mutineers, 7 p.m., to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222, advance $7, door $10.
An Evening of Jazz, 7 p.m., Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, 319-1910, adults $10, students $5.
"Eurydice," retelling of the Orpheus myth, Oct. 26-Nov. 11, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, suggested $18.
"End of Summer," 8 p.m., Nov. 1-3, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.
Sage Swingers, Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday round dance workshops, Coffin School Cafeteria, Barrows Street, Brunswick; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday square dance workshops, Jordan Acres School Cafeteria, Brunswick, 389-2568 or sage.squaredanceme.us.
Apple Pie Fundraiser, to benefit Cumberland/North Yarmouth Community Food Bank, pies will be delivered on or before Nov. 18, order by Nov. 9, email@example.com or 829-4687.
Martinis and Art, 5:30-8 p.m., to benefit the American Cancer Society, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, 373-3742, $85.
Yarmouth Pumpkin Run 5K and Fun Run, 9 a.m., to benefit the Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert and dinner, 5:30 p.m., to benefit Safe Harbor Legal Assistance Fund, First Parish Maine Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, 773-5747, dinner $10, $5 for children, concert $10.
fun., 8 p.m., to benefit Mainers United for Marriage, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $30, door $35.
Portland Wine Opener, 6-10 p.m., to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ocean Gateway, 2 Commercial St., Portland, 800-757-0203, $50.
Pointing the Way, celebration of True North and auction, 6:30 p.m., Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, 20 Milk St., Portland, 781-4488, $65.
Casco Bay Newcomers Club, 5:30 p.m., second Tuesday of the month from Sept.-June, Muddy Rudder Restaurant, Route 1, Yarmouth, 329-2540.
Rape Aggression Defense, course, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15, and 17, Portland Police Department, 109 Middle St., Portland, 874-8643, suggested $25.
Fall Social, 5-7 p.m., Maine Real Estate & Development Association, Hilton Garden Inn, 65 Commercial St., Portland, 874-0801, register by Oct. 19: mereda.org, members $40, non-members $55.
Halloween Party, 6 p.m., The Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 347-8606.
Legal assistance for veteran disability applications, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Project Salute, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Electronic Waste Recycling, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Scarborough, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 883-3585.
Kumon of Cape Elizabeth, open house, 1-4 p.m., Pond Cove Shopping Center, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 767-1850.
Fall festival & open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900.
L'Ecole Francaise du Maine, open house, 3 p.m., 99 Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-3308.
Bayside Trail dog friendly 5K, 8 a.m., Maine State Pier, Commercial St., Portland, pre-register through Oct.31: runreg.com, 775-2411, pre-register $20, day of $25.
A Time of Peace, every third Tuesday of the month, 12-1 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, 774-6396.
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 St., Yarmouth, 846-0783.
Cumberland County Tea Party meetings, 2 p.m. Sundays, open to public, American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, Marie Doucette, 284-7032 or 229-3516.
Drum Circle, every third Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Museum of African Art and Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland.
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 Street, 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.
Cribbage night, Scarborough Lions Club, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, free, open to the public, Lions' Den, 273 Gorham Road, across from Sam's Club, Scarborough, 650-3644.
Portland Republican City Committee monthly meetings, fourth Monday of each month, FMI, portlandcitygop.com.
Yarmouth Central Men's Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.
Call for Donations
The Portland Regional Chamber seeks donations for its online auction which begins in November. Call 772-2811 for more information.
Key Club seeks used children's books, collected Oct. 24-26, Deering High School, 874-8173.
Call for Volunteers
ActionBasedCare.org needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check website 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 email@example.com.
Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one to two hours a day, FMI 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-plus, 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, FMI 865-3985.
Freeport Historical Society needs ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 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 Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks-16 months, free training, support. FMI, Kathleen Hayward, email@example.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, 3-4 hours in the morning, one or two days a week, call 829-4116 or 846-3038.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITNPortland needs volunteer drivers, 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 for training information.
Meals on Wheels, Portland/Westbrook, 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.–12:30 p.m., mileage reimbursement offered, call 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, contact Melissa Skahan, manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or email@example.com.
Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, free, all welcome, Diane, 892-9529.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors' appointments, 800-227-2345.
TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; email@example.com, 780-4205 or 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fair Trade Craft Fair, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Karma Fair Trade, 570 Brighton Ave., Portland, 831-4531.
American Veterans Arts and Crafts, group show, 5-8 p.m., Time Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland, 590-9695.
Elm Street UMC, craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 168 Elm St., South Portland, 799-0407.
Chicken pie supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, 829-3644, adults $12, children ages 4-10 $5.50, children 3 and under free.
Harvest Potluck, 4:30 p.m., Congregational Church UCC, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center, 829-2283.
Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066, adults $7, children 5-12 $3, under 5 free.
Roast beef dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573, adults $9, students and children over 12 $7, children 12 and under $5.
Pancake breakfast and raffle, 8-11 a.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, 671-7508, adults $5, children under 10 $3, family $15.
Public supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 883-5344, adults $7.50, children $4, families $20.
Haddock chowder lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.
Jazz dinner buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/$12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough, ptcmaine.com.
Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary's Parish House, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or email@example.com.
Garden & Outdoors
Rivers, estuaries & coastal fisheries and Royal River restoration project update, 7 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-2401.
Eastern Cemetery history tours, led by Spirits Alive, 10 a.m. Sat., 1:30 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 15, $7 adults, $4 senior, ages 12 and under free, cash only, canceled if rain, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, for tour schedules visit spiritsalive.org
Guided bird walk and exploration of Gilsland Farm, Thursdays, 7 a.m., Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, $5 members/$8 non-members, 781-2330.
Adventures in Entrepreneurial Leadership, David Shaw, 6:30 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Portland, 780-4150.
Investing tax refund, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Basic Computer Training II, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Bracing your portfolio for uncertainty, 5:30 p.m., 94 Auburn St., Suite 209, Portland, register by Oct. 23; 797-4104.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.
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.
Health & Support
Alzheimer's Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., First Congregational Church, 286 Main St., Cumberland Center, 829-6164.
All-Recovery support meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.
Better Breathing Buddies, support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland, email@example.com, 879-4373.
Cancer Community Center, daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, newlightportland.org, 899-2435.
CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Brighton Medical Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, see receptionist for room location, Diana at 749-7443 or Pauline 926-5718.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
Free diabetes support group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Martin's Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 800-260-6681.
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, Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Serenity House, 30 Mellen St., Portland, Liz, 899-2733, HopeHealing.org.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, FMI 508-810-1329.
Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., 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, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nutrition Works LLC, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at 772-6279 or 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.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, lower level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, center open to people of all faiths, Ashok, email@example.com, 772-6898.
Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate! 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
Support group for parents of dyslexics, third Friday of every month, 12 p.m., International Dyslexia Association, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 767-4059.
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.
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.
Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., WAPortlandME@gmail.com.
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.
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.
Just for Seniors
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., Basics Fitness Center, 380 Western Ave., South Portland, 774-3536
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-plus to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or propeople.org.
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spending time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteering as a tax aide or at a nonprofit. FMI, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 800-427-7411, ext. 521.
Senior breakfast community meals, hosted by Wayside Food Programs and the West End Neighborhood Association, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free for seniors, must sign in, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, wenamaine.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 & Family
Teen After Hours, Thursdays, Nov.1-Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Nursery Rhyme Story Time, Saturdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 17, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.
Brain Quest Challenge Tour, 11 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
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.
Falmouth Memorial Library, Books with Babies, story-time and sing-along, 4 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Fridays, ages birth to age 3; preschool story time, ages 3-5 and caregiver, 10 a.m. Thursdays, no registration required; Story and Craft times for ages 5 and older, 4 p.m. second Wednesdays, preregistration required; Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib.me.us, 781-2351.
Scarborough Public Library Story Times, call for times, 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, $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.
Scarborough Public Library Children's Programs: Baby Tuesdays 11-11:30 a.m., newborns to 18 months; Toddler Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 18 months and older with an adult; Monthly First Tuesday Pajamarama 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 3-8; Third Sunday Social, 1:30-3 p.m., grades 3-6; Registration required for Sunday Socials only, sign up by phone 883-4723, ext. 3, all events are free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, scarborough.library.me.us.
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.
Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.
Teen After Hours, Portland Public Library, for teens only, first Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., hang out, play video games, watch movies, use computers, peruse teen-oriented books, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, in collaboration with the Portland Police Department, FMI, Justin Hoenke, teen librarian, 871-1700, ext. 772.
USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.
Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, donate your returnables to Turf McMann. Bootleggers will donate an extra 10 percent of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.
A Time for Remembering, interfaith memorial service to anyone who died in the past year, 2 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, 721-1357.
Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
First Light Camera Club, 21st year, new members welcome, open to photographers of all skill levels, twice-monthly programs, lectures, demos, field trips, critique nights, more, meetings second and fourth Thurs., Sept.-May, 7-8:30 p.m., Midcoast Senior Center Community Room, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, FMI, firstlightcc.com, Jill Lorom, 841-7822.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking, mcac-iaap.org/index.
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.
NARFE Merrymeeting Chapter 1796, National Active and Retired Employees Association, meeting every third Thursday of the month (except July/August), 11:15 a.m., the Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Bath, membership/information, Chuck Hanson, 677-2367 or Anne Philippon, 725-2425.
Veterans Benefits Assistance, third Tuesday of each month, forms, information on obtaining benefits, free, appointment required, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Write On! writers group, led by Bonnie Wheeler, Wednesdays 12:30-3 p.m., donations appreciated, People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick, sign up, 729-0757.
Call for Volunteers
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area, training, call 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.
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 email@example.com.
Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 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, information, 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 Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3646.
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.
Red Cross training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at midcoast.redcross.org, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net, 16 Community Way, Topsham.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.
Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Dave, 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.
Christmas by the Sea Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 725-1445.
St. Mary's Christmas Craft Fair & Cafe, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 144 Lincoln St., Bath. 443-3423.
Spaghetti supper, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Boy Scout Troop 648, St. Charles Parish, McKeen St., Brunswick, 371-9078, general $7, children under 12 $4, families $20.
Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937, adults $7, children $3.50.
Public breakfast buffet, third Sunday of the month, 7:30-10 a.m., suggested donation, $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $15 max, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, Bob Turcotte, 443-6015.
Vegetarian community meal, sponsored by Brunswick Food Not Bombs, most Sundays, 12-3 p.m., free, all welcome, in front of Brunswick Savings Bank (next to Joshua's), foodnotbombs.net.
Garden & Outdoors
Cathance River Educational Alliance, series for adults, CREA Adult Class second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon, the Ecology Center, Cathance River Nature Preserve, Topsham; "Ecology Lecture Series," last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Topsham Public Library; 12 participants, cost per class, $15 members/$20 non-members, register, creamaine.org, click on "Programs," 798-1913 or e-mail email@example.com.
Topsham Garden Club, noon lunch, 1 p.m. speaker and business meeting; call Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675 for location and membership info; new members/guests always welcome; mainegardenclubs.org (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.
Beyond start-up business training, Wednesdays Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Women, Work & Community, University College, 9 Park St., Bath, pre-register: 386-1664.
Fall science reading of Silent Spring, Prof. Elisabeth Stokes, 12-1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 214.
Sacred Stories presented by Color of Community, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.
Aging Workers Initiative of Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., holds classes/forums for those over 55; if interested in short-term certificate training in certain fields contact Barry Peaco, 319-8436, Barry.Peaco@goodwillnne.org; FMI, visit seasonedworkforce.com.
ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.
ESOL, English as a Second Language classes, free, Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. - noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m., basics of English and class trips to learn about Maine, to register or FMI, 729-7323 ext. 1, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, Michael Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking, mcac-iaap.org/index.
Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting and speaker, every third Thursday, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.
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.
Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events, email@example.com, 729-0475.
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.
Wife of Bath hosts monthly day-long creative writing retreats, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $25, Linden Tree Meeting House, Phippsburg Congregational Church UCC, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, month-by-month or pre-register, 751-2414, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit wifeofbath.net.
Health & Support
Free blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., walk-in, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney RN, 373-6592, email@example.com.
12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org, Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.
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.
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, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 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.
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 RN, $30/visit, package deals available, call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.
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.
Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages welcome, all hula-hooping levels, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10/person, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; information, Helen, 808-281-6451 or email@example.com.
Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 locations: Monday 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Main St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, contact Monica, 729-3149; Bath location: Tuesday 12 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St.
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, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.
Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events, email@example.com, 729-0475.
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 St., 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
Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Chair yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475.
Meals on Wheels, delivery available for home-bound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union 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.
Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or firstname.lastname@example.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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for 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 email@example.com to enroll your daughter.
Brunswick Teen Center at People Plus, an after school and summer drop in program for area youth in grades 6-12, free membership, safe and fun environment with pool, ping pong, snacks, video games, movies, crafts and more, Mon-Thurs. 2:30-5:30 p.m., call for vacation and summer hours, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 721-0754.
Morning Storytelling, monthly, 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, information, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.