Saturday, April 19, 2014
Heritage Sunday, 10 a.m., historical service that includes worship traditions from 1714 as the church celebrates its 300th anniversary. First Congregational Church of Kittery Point. Visitors are welcome.
Open House, 1 p.m., Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn. For more information, call 782-6911.
Healing service, 1 p.m., with Rosary, teaching and laying on of hands. Holy Rosary services are held daily. The Little House of Prayer, 8 Little House of Prayer Drive, Biddeford. For more information, visit www.littlehouseofprayer.com or call 284-6286.
“The Kirtan Rabbi,” 2 to 4 p.m., musical program featuring Rabbi Andrew Hahn, at Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. The event is co-sponsored by Adas Yoshuron Synagogue and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.KirtanRabbi.com or call 879-0028.
Music Fest, 3 p.m., free choral festival and hymn sing presented by Tri-Community Interfaith Council with six area choirs. Held at First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth.
Retrospective Concert, 3 p.m., featuring the works of composer and pianist Morton Gold. Temple Beth El Social Hall, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. For more information, call 774-2649.
Connected Catholics of Maine, 3 p.m., meeting and craft night to make Christmas trees for the Barron Center. Holy Martyrs Parish Hall , Route 88, Falmouth.
Celebration of New Ministry, 4 p.m., formal installation of the Rev. David S. Heald as vicar of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. The church is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding. The Right Rev. Stephen Lane, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, will preside and celebrate the festival Eucharist. St. Nicholas is located at 350 Route 1, Scarborough.
Heald has served as priest-in-charge at St. Nicholas since September 2011. He graduated from Amherst College, received his master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and was ordained in 1983. He served in several parishes in Massachusetts before coming to Maine as rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Yarmouth from 1991 to 2006. For several years, he served as a full-time chaplain with Beacon Hospice. His wife, Sukie Curtis, is an artist and they have two adult daughters.
Choral Evensong service, 4 p.m., with the Cathedral Choir and featuring music by English composers G.F. Gibson, Grayston Ives and Herbert Murrill. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland.
Monday and Tuesday
“The New Art of Dying: Honoring Death as Part of Life,” 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. A second session, “The Courage to Plan for End of Life,” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 5. The workshops are appropriate for all ages and are led by Priscilla Platt, a teacher and interfaith minister. All are welcome and there is no charge. Sessions are held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. For more information and to RSVP, call 799-4014 or visit email@example.com.
Astronaut Chris Cassidy is the guest speaker at the 2013 Butterfield Memorial Series. Cassidy, who is originally from York, recently returned from a five-month voyage on the International Space Station. A reception will follow his talk, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The program is free, with donations welcome. Seating is limited. Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland.
Wednesday and Thursday
The Happiness Course, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18 at Bhakti in Motion, 155 Brackett St., third floor, Portland; and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 19 at The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. Each class includes a short talk and two guided meditations. Experience is not necessary. The cost is $10 per class; $5 for seniors and students. Go to www.MediationInMaine.org for details.
“Out of the Shadow: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung,” 7 to 9:30 p.m., play reading with Elizabeth Rodenz and Julie Sgarzi. First Parish Church of Brunswick. The cost is $5 for Jung Center members and $7 for nonmembers. Call the C.G. Jung Center at 729-0300 or go to www.mainejungcenter.org.
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