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Community Calendar: Aug. 5-18

Community

Community Calendar: Aug. 5-18

Greater Portland

Benefits

Saturday 8/8

National Eating Disorders Association Walk, to benefit support for people with eating disorders, 10 a.m., Baxter Boulevard/Back Cove Trail, Portland, nedawalk.org.

Bulletin Board

Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, sponsored by United Maine Craftsmen, Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 6-9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, 869-4020, unitedmainecraftsmen.com.

Yard & Bake Sale, sponsored by Homeless Animal Rescue Team, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13-14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug.15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland.

Saturday 8/8

Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Call for Volunteers

Thursday 8/13

Blood Drive, sponsored by American Red Cross and local civic groups, seeking volunteers to donate blood, 1-6 p.m., Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport, 800-RED-CROSS, redcrossblood.org.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children, for a few hours each month, 773-5437, somebigs.org.

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, ages 16-plus. Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.

Freeport Community Services continues to seek the help of volunteers in its Thrift Shop, Food Pantry, free lunch program and other projects, 865-3985 ext. 206, ddaggett@fcsmaine.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on executive committee, request information packet at 781-6099, 800-287-1471, andrea.herr@maine.edu.

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

Free Summer Lunch for Kids, sponsored by Freeport Community Services, meal distribution to Aug. 28, weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon, free for all youth under age 19, various locations, 865-3985.

Friday 8/7

Public Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5-$11, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, 797-2487.

Public Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., menu prices, North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, 829-3644.

Saturday 8/8

Public Supper, 5-6 p.m., adults $8, children $4, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 865-6022.

Wednesday 8/12

Public Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, 767-2575.

Friday 8/14

Souper Supper, 5-7 p.m., free, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. 781-3366.

Saturday 8/15

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, childrem $3, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St., Scarborough, 883-2814, wsumc.us.

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, 772-6898, analamalapu@hotmail.com.

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., Tuesdays, 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, 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 Friday 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.

Food and Body Balance Support Group, free, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 799-1331 ext. 136, cultivatingbalanceforyou@gmail.com.

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.

Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, VNA Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714, hopkinsl@emhs.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.

Life Choice Grief Support Group, third Sundays, noon to 1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 761-6967, LifeChoiceHospice.com. 

Living with Loss, first and third Wednesdays, 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 meetings for people coping with another's mental illness, second and fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and peer support groups, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, namiportland@gmail.com.

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sundays, 7 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; oamaine.org.

PFLAG Support Group, 7-9 p.m., second Tuesdays, Equality Maine, 550 Forest Ave., Suite 201, Portland, 831-3015, pflagportlandmaine.org

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

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesdays, 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

Monday 8/10

"Sex Positivity," part of panel discussion series sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, 6 p.m., free, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, ppnne.org.

Tuesday 8/11

SCORE Workshop: "Starting Your Own Business: Evaluate Your Plans," 6-9 p.m., free with registration, SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147, scoremaine.com.

Wednesday 8/12

Philosophy Forum, social discussion sponsored by Portland Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free, Federal Street Folly, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

Mid-Coast

Benefits

Saturday 8/15

Bath BackPack Benefit Supper, to support program to end hunger among schoolchildren, 5-6:30 p.m., adults $10, children $5, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

Bulletin Board

Ongoing

Merriconeag Grange meetings first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Grange, 529 Harpswell Neck 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

Blood Drives, sponsored by American Red Cross and local civic groups, seeking volunteers to donate blood, Sunday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smitty's Cinema, 65 Topsham Fair Road, Topsham, and Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, 800-RED-CROSS, redcrossblood.org.

Ongoing

American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307, elisa.madore@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.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay seeks volunteers interested in preserving the bay to assist with speaker series, assemble mailings, and more, 666-1118, fomb.org.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Topsham, especially help with receiving, cleaning, displays, and customer service; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335, 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 cafe, 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.

Oasis Free Clinic seeks volunteer clerical and administrative help, one or two half-days per week. 721-9277, or oasishealthnetwork.org/volunteer.

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.

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.

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, cszalay@ccmaine.org.

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384, literacyvolunteers@tricountyliteracy.org.

Dining Out

Saturday 8/15

Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center Cookout, including games and activities, free, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Lobster Stew Supper, sponsored by Willing Helpers, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $15, Bailey Island Union Church, Route 24, Harpswell.

Sunday 8/16

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

Health

Tuesday 8/11

"Oh, My Aching Bones," presentation by Dr. Lisa Khoury and William Simpson, part of Ounce of Prevention Series, 11 a.m., free, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, midcoasthealth.com.

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.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), Weight-Loss Support Group, 6:10 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Thursdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

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

Support

Ongoing

Adoption support group for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption. Monthly meetings, Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.

Care support group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person. 373-6500 or 725-2181.

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. 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.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 721-1357.

MidCoast 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., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 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.

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, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996, OperationResilientHope.org.

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer, at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

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.

Talks/Workshops

Saturday 8/8

Family Gardening Workshop, sponsored by MOFGA and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, 3 p.m., free with RSVP, RSU 1 Garden, High Street, Bath, joe.kim.sean@gmail.com, kennebecestuary.org.

Tuesday 8/18

"A Community Conversation About Our Local Healthcare System," public discussion with healthcare leaders, 6:30 p.m., free, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727, topshamlibrary.org.

Ongoing

Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, free, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900.