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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Greater Portland
Benefits

Friday 2/20
Benefit Concert
for Kayanet Children's Home in Eldoret, Kenya, with Casco Bay Tummlers, Branach celtic flute, Rwandan Jesus First Ministry, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult/$5 child/$25 family, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, sponsored by Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth.
Thursday 2/26
"Freeze Out Hunger,"
auction, music and food, fundraiser for The Junior League of Portland, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $35 adult, Portland Yacht Club, 40 Old Powerhouse Road, Falmouth, tickets, jlpmaine.org.
Friday 2/27
Greg Martens Birthday Bash,
with music by Mystic Vibes, Marcus 'daddy' Reins, and more, to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank, 8 p.m., $10 donation or non-perishable food, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland.
"Heroes with Heart,"
awards dinner and silent auction to benefit the Trauma Intervention Program of the Community Counseling Center, 5:30 p.m., $55 adult/$100 couple, Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets, commcc.org/heroes or 874-1030.
Bulletin Board
Wednesday 2/18
Blueberry Hill Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Meeting,
4:45-7 p.m., guests free, Unum headquarters, 2211 Congress St., Portland, Steve, mainetoastmaster@gmail.com, blueberryhill.freetoasthost.biz.
Facebook Maine Group Launch Party,
5-7:30 p.m., free and open to public, upstairs lounge, RiRa Irish Pub, 72 Commercial St., Portland, FacebookMaine.com.
MNGRR Vacation Week Special,
daily trains on the hour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through 2/22, $10 adult/$6 ages 3-12, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.

"Laser Fest Week,"
astronomical laser shows 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.; music laser shows 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., daily through Feb. 21, $5 admission, USM Southworth Planetarium, Portland, 780-4249.
Thursday 2/19
New Gloucester Historical Society Monthly Meeting,
presentation on Shaker mills by Br. Arnold Hadd of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 7 p.m., free and open to public, New Gloucester Meetinghouse, next to the Town Hall on U.S. Route 231, New Gloucester, 926-3188.
Friday 2/20
The Freeport Woman's Club,
with guest speaker Harry Blumenthal, "World War II Event, April 11, 1945," 1 p.m., open to public, Freeport Community Library, 688-2238.
Wednesday 2/25
Cape Anime Club Meeting,
showing volume 2 from Spiral series, 3:15-5 p.m., free, Community Room, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.
Thursday 2/26
"The Culture and Identity of Boatbuilding, Past and Present,"
illustrated talk with Jamie and Joe Lowell, 7 p.m., Community Room, Yarmouth Town Hall, 200 Main St., sponsored by Yarmouth Arts Evening with the Artist series.
Maine Million Dollar Women's Forum, with keynote, panel and networking reception, 8:30- 11 a.m., $15, Abromson Center, USM Portland campus, eweekmaine.com or 780-5960.
Friday 2/27
The Annual International Women's History Month Dinner,
presented by the USM Women and Gender Studies Program, 5-6:30 p.m., $10 student/$20 adult, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, tickets, 780-4862.
Ongoing
Bridges for Peace Vigil,
Sundays 12-1 p.m., South Portland end of Casco Bay Bridge.
Calico Quilters, first and third Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Masonic Hall, Mill Street, Yarmouth, 846-0783.
The Kiwanis Club of Portland, second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., $10, The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, register, Peter Brown, 797-7383 or Michele Giroux, 854-6232.
Yarmouth Central Men's Club, second Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m., dinner and speaker, 846-3376 or 846-1561.
Call for Volunteers
Portland's History Docents Training,
10 week free training on local history, architecture, guiding techniques, Thursday mornings, Feb. 19-April 23, Maine Historical Society, register, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, ext. 120.
Ongoing
ActionBasedCare.com
needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site or 831-4151.
Alzheimer's Association has ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer 3-4 hours per week, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 772-0115.
American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments, 874-1192 ext. 105.
The Cedars welcomes volunteers to help with activities and special events, including young child/parent and pet visits, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, 772-5456.
Compass Project needs volunteers with tools, carpentry or boat skills for the boat building festival and youth boat building classes, 774-0682 or compassinfo@maine.rr.com.
Cumberland County Extension Association seeks people to serve on executive committee, meets third Wednesday every month from 7-9 p.m. at Barron Center, Portland, 800-287-1471 or aherr@umext.maine.edu.
Deliver Meals on Wheels, mileage reimbursement, flexible days and weeks, one-two hours a day, 800-400-6325.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers for on-going projects and special events, earn credits in exchange for classes, ages 16+, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-5720, fcascarborough.org.
Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.
Friends of Feral Felines needs volunteers to reduce number of feral cats in Cumberland County and barns/garages to house them, 797-3014.
Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards, Harrington House greeters and docents and project volunteers, 865-3170.
Greater Portland Mentoring Partnership
needs adult mentors for school-age children, 888-387-8758.

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.
The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947, jasonprogram.org.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Portland, needs volunteers for student-centered tutoring, education for nonliterate adults and English as a Second Language instruction, 780-1352 for training information.
Maine Audubon needs volunteers on weekdays through March to lead nature exploration programs at Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary in Freeport, Fore River sanctuary in Portland, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, Hamilton Sanctuary in West Bath and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, 781-2330, ext. 213, or lwoodard@maineaudubon.org.
Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctor's appointments, 1-800-227-2345.
Dining Out
Saturday 2/21
Bean Supper,
5-6 p.m., $7 adult/$16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.
Saturday 2/28
Roast Beef Dinner,
4:30-6 p.m., $8 adults/$4 child, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.
Sunday 3/1
Restaurant Week in Maine,
through March 10, special fixed menus at participating restaurant locations, RestaurantWeekME.com or 775-2126 ext. 122.
Gardens & Outdoors
Wednesday 2/18
Portland WinteRush 2009, outdoor activities throughout Portland, through Feb. 21, daily schedule, portlandwinterush.com.

Thursday 2/19

Weekly Birdwalk, 8 a.m. Thursdays through 2/26, $3 member/$5 nonmember, Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, meet in environmental center parking lot, register, 781-2330, ext. 215.
Saturday 2/21
Windowsill Gardening,
10 a.m. and 1 p.m., free, Skillins Greenhouses, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860; 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.
Sunday 2/22
Nature Legends,
2 p.m., Winter Nature Programs, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.
Ongoing
Wolfe's Neck Farm,
open daily for self-guided tours, visits to barn and pastures, community gardens, trail walks, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469.
Getting Smarter
Saturday 2/21
Beeswax Candle Making,
9:30-11:30 a.m., $10 fee and $5 materials fee, the Little River Farmhouse at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, register, 865-4363.
National Entrepreneurship Week, daily events through Feb. 28, hosted by Maine Center for Enterprise Development, eweekmaine.com for listings,  228-8524, mced.biz.
Tuesday 2/24
Writing A Business Plan,
2-5 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, 772-1147, scoremaine.com.
Wednesday 2/25
"Canine Body Language:
What your dog is telling you," presented by Elsa Larsen, 7 - 8 p.m., $2 member/$10 nonmember, South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, sponsored by the South Portland Dog Owners Group, Crystal Goodrich, 671-6393, sopodog.com.
Thursday 2/26
Nine Steps To A Successful Website,
4-6:30 p.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, 772-1147, scoremaine.com.
"Renewable Energy for Maine:  A Future of Sustainability," lecture by Dr. Harry "Dutch" Dresser, 6:30 p.m., $5 donation, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, sponsored by Wolfe's Neck Farm.
"Dealing with Distressed Sales:  Strategies & Opportunities for Buyers & Sellers," MEREDA's Breakfast Series 7:30 - 9 a.m., $50, USM Portland Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St., MEREDA, 874-0801, mereda.org.
Ongoing
Acculturation Training for Immigrants,
by Living with Peace, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 92 Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 766-8719.
Business Workshops, Women's Business Center and Maine Small Business Development Center hold small business workshops online, for information and registration, 882-7552 ext. 167 or e-mail sll@ceimaine.org.
Downeast Dames, study and invest in the stock market in a social atmosphere, meets once a month, Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-1220 or 729-7673.
"Judaism for the Curious," every other Sunday 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 774-2649.
French Conversation, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, The Language Exchange, Suite 24-26, 80 Exchange St., Portland, 772-0405 or immersionprograms.com
SAGE at USM, Tuesday lectures, 9:30-1:30 a.m., $5, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, register and list of lectures, 780-4406.
The Telling Room, drop-in tutoring Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m., various workshops available, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, 321-2780 or tellingroom.org.
USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or usm.maine.edu/planet.
Health & Support
Saturday 2/21
Life and Career Coaching Workshop,
9 a.m.-12 p.m., $15 advance/$20 door, 153 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-1902 or chartyourcourseliveyourdreams.com.
Monday 2/23
"Food Matters,"
Creating Health film series, 6:30 p.m., $10 donation, Kathleen, 699-8949, followyourbliss@mainecoastvibrantvitality.com for location in Yarmouth.
Tuesday 2/24
Six-Month Running Training Program:
information and registration, 6 p.m.,  Peak Performance Multisport, 317 Marginal Way, Portland, mypeakmultisport.com or 780-8200.
Wednesday 2/25
Eat Well Workshop,
6:15 p.m., Creating Wellness at Innate Chiropractic, 210 Western Ave., South Portland, 775-7468.
Ongoing
Cancer Community Center,
daily classes, support groups, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Divorce Support Group, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, open to public, sponsored by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, St. Pius Church, Ocean Avenue, Portland, to register, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670 or familylifeinstitute@ccmaine.org.
Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or cancercommunitycenter.org.
Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland, 594-2801.
National Alliance on Mental Health, for friends and family of people with mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Monday, except holidays, Maine Medical Center, Classroom 3, Portland, 893-1516.
Overeaters Anonymous, Portland meetings: Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Route 1; Saturday, first time at OA, 9:30-10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.; Saturdays, 10 a.m., Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St.
Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 - 8:30 second Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main Street, South Portland, 774-2200 or cancercommunitycenter.org.
"Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!" 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.
Women Ages 40-64, mammograms and pap tests available at no cost through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.
Widow-Widowers Support Group, second and fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.
Yoga for Parkinson's, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, free, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, sponsored by American Parkinson Disease Association, RSVP, 653-3319.
Just for Seniors
Wednesday 2/18
Social Security:
Understanding the Benefits, The Cedars Community Education Series, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., free, The Osher Inn at the Cedars, 620 Ocean Ave., Portland, register, 221-7100.
Monday 2/23
Conversation Series about Memory Loss and Dementia
, "Developing the ‘Knack': The art of doing difficult things with ease," 7-8:30 p.m., free, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, sponsored by the Maine Alzheimer's Association, 1-800-272-3900.
Wednesday 2/25
Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits,
The Cedars Community Education Series, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., free, The Osher Inn at the Cedars, 620 Ocean Ave., Portland, register, 221-7100.
Ongoing
Bingo at Hillcrest,
Friday 11:30 a.m., $2 unlimited, bring your own lunch, 108 Hillcrest Ave., Scarborough, 730-4150.
Cards & Coffee, every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m., play bridge, cribbage or just socialize, open to the community, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.
Enhance Fitness, group exercise program for 50 and older to improve strength, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, MWF 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sullivan Complex, USM Portland campus, 780-4170.
Freeport Elders Association, walk at Freeport YMCA 12-2 p.m. Friday, crafts at the center 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, daily programs, call for newsletter, 865-6462.
PROP Senior Volunteer Program seeks men and women 60+ to join foster grandparent or senior companion program, 773-0202 or propeople.org.
Senior drop-in center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Salvation Army Senior Center, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 774-6304.
Yarmouth Seniors, second Wednesday, home-cooked meal and fellowship, 12 p.m. lunch, guest speaker follows, Community House, East Main Street, Yarmouth.
Kids Stuff
Wednesday 2/18
Children's Vacation Theater Workshops,
daily workshops through Feb. 20, $20, ages 8-18, Portland Stage Company, Forest Ave., Portland, register, 774-1043 ext. 104.
Fiddlehead Sampler Camp,
9 a.m.-3 p.m. through 2/20, ages 5-7 and 8-12, $220, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, fcascarborough.org, 883-5720.
L.L.Bean Kids' Winter Fun Week, free daily activities through Feb. 22, L.L. Bean, Main St., Freeport, listings at llbean.com/shop/retailStores/calendar.html.
Sunday 2/22
Fairies in February!:
A Special Sunday Family Story and Craft Event, fairy costumes encouraged, 2 p.m., South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835, southportlandlibrary.com.
Ongoing
Bayside Neighborhood Programs,
Monday girls group 3:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday art group with Cindy, 3:30-5 p.m.; Unity Village, 24 Stone St., Portland, snacks provided, 415-0769.
Children's Museum of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails.com.
Children's Programs, "Baby Bounces" birth to 18 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., "Preschool Story Time" ages 3 and up Tuesday 10:30 a.m., "Toddler Tales and Tunes" ages 18-36 months Thursday at 10:30 a.m., "Kindertales" ages 3-7 Saturday 10:30 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.
Farmer for the Morning, preschool age program, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 15, $5, Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 or wolfesneckfarm.org.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1, $2 adults, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814.
Portland Girls Center, accepting enrollments for after-school program for girls ages 6-14, fees based on sliding scale, transportation from schools provided, open daily until 6 p.m., 347-8015.
Signing for Babies, Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Community Counseling Center, 43 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $3, 874-1030.
Story Time! for preschoolers 3-5, Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; for toddlers 1-2, Wednesday 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for babies up to 18 months, Thursday 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; free for children and caregivers, South Portland Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 775-1835.
Mid Coast
Benefits
Ongoing
Bottle Drive,
to benefit the BHS Class of '79 Get Involved Scholarship Fund, bring returnables to Don's Redemption Center, 51 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, call 798-9201.
Bulletin Board
Friday 2/20
"From Dadaab, Kenya to Lewiston, Maine:
A Journey of Hope," stories of Somali refugee survival and resettlement with Ismail Ahmed and Patricia Buck, 7 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, Brunswick, sponsored by Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, 729-0023.
Tuesday 2/24
The Sagadahoc County Democrats Monthly Meeting,
6:30-8:30 p.m., Topsham Town Hall, 100 Main St., Topsham, sagadahocdemocrats.org or Jennifer Ritch-Smith, 837-1979.
Thursday 2/26
"Eating Locally in Harpswell,"
talk by Stone Soup Institute president, Jim Cornish, 7 p.m., sponsored by Cundys Harbor Library, 935 Cundy's Harbor Road, Harpswell.
Ongoing
Bridge Groups,
7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.
Kinship Families Support Group, raising a family member's child with love, first and third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, preregister 442-7963 ext. 213.
Kaleidoscope Quilters, second (7 p.m.) and fourth (6:30 p.m.) Thursday of the month, Elks Lodge, Park Row, Brunswick, 725-5242.
Knitting Circle, Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m., for experienced and learners, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath.
Call for Volunteers
Ongoing
ArtVan Program
seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.
Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@bbbsbathbrun.org.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.
Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.
Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers who love horses, caring for them and learning to ride, 729-0168, located on Route 201 in Topsham.
Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network seeks volunteers to visit isolated seniors, volunteers matched according to interest, location and need, play cards, run errands, provide companionship, meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.
Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org.
Home to Home needs volunteers to help eliminate domestic violence when parents exchange their children for visitations, evenings at Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 837-4894.
Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions, at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.
Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-3691.
Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.
Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.
People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Spectrum Generations, formerly Senior Spectrum, needs volunteers for Meals on Wheels delivery and AARP's Money Management Program, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.
Dining Out
Saturday 2/21
Roast Pork Supper,
Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7 adult/$3.50 child, 443-4707.
Saturday 2/28
Baked Bean and Casserole Supper,
4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult/$3 child, The Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath.
Gardens & Outdoors
Tuesday 2/24
"The Bats of Maine,"
presented by Jen Lewis, Bath Garden Club monthly meeting, 12 p.m., Grace Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath.
Getting Smarter
Friday 2/20
La Tertulia,
advanced/native Spanish conversation, 5:30-7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-4279 or mainecocina@yahoo.com.
Earth-Sun Connection, Lecture hosted by Southern Maine Astronomers, 7 p.m., free, St. Charles Catholic Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, southernmaineastronomers.org.
Tuesday 2/24
Birding "The County" with Bill Sheehan,
7 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon.
Thursday 2/26
Illustrated Talk
with David McLain, National Geographic Photographer, and Bill Yeo, Everest Climber, 6:30 p.m., $5, sponsored by Longfellow Days, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.

Ongoing
ArtWorks,
Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8, 443-8360.
Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education, various courses available, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 729-7323.
Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, focusing on communities in Sagadahoc County, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
University College at Bath/Brunswick hosts career and academic program information sessions, free, Mid-Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Bath, schedule at 442-7736.
Health & Support
Ongoing
Adoption Support Group
for adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, monthly meetings, Mae's Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath, 443-9876.
Care Support Group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant, participants may bring a support person, 373-6500 or 725-2181.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous,
Monday 7 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 906 Washington St., Bath, 865-4076; Wednesday 7 a.m., UCC Church, 150 Congress St., Bath, 837-8164; Wednesday 7 p.m., Midcoast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, 729-3861; Saturday 9 a.m., Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick, 865-1916.
Group Sitting Meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.
Mid Coast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Monday, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.
Mid Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.
Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick meetings: Monday 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; and Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St.; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, support groups for survivors of sexual violence, includes sexual assault, sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment, open to nonoffending parents and partners, 725-2181 to schedule a pre-group meeting.
Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.
TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly) Thursday weigh-in 6:10-6:40 p.m., meeting follows, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick, 375-4749.
Weight Watchers, every Monday, noon, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.
Women's Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.
Just for Seniors
Ongoing
Bath Area Senior Citizens,
bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.
Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
Merrymeeting Senior Citizens Club, potluck lunch and program, not affiliated with the church, meets third Tuesday of the month, United Baptist Church, 1 Elm St., Topsham, 725-7389.
Money Management Program, monthly budgeting help for low-income seniors, offered by Spectrum Generations, Brunswick Resource Center, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.
People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.
Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.
Kids Stuff
Saturday 2/21
Winter Crafts,
Saturday Adventures at Huse, 1-3 p.m., free, children must be accompanied by an adult, Huse School, 39 Andrews Road, Bath, 373-9068 ext. 275 or adventuresathuse.com.
Ongoing
Morning Storytelling,
songs, stories from around the world with Janice O'Rourke, first Wednesdays 10 a.m., for ages 6 and under, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222 or explorefrontier.com.