Greater Portland


Friday 10/2

Portland Pottery and Jewelry Show, entrance donations benefit Maine Audubon, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, $2 suggested donation, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, 781-2330.

St Luke’s Annual Art at the Cathedral, benefit art show and sale, 5-8 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434,

Yarmouth LiveStrong Bike Rally, 13-mile ride to raise awareness of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, 5 p.m. meet at back parking lot of Yarmouth Town Hall, no donations necessary, please wear yellow, all skill levels welcome, Deb and John Nelson, Maura Halkiotis and Tom Renehan, [email protected] or [email protected] 

Saturday 10/3

13th Annual Wolfe’s Neck Farm Harvest Dance, with music by Jerks of Grass, BBQ dinner by Buck’s Naked BBQ, to benefit Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Mallet Barn, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, tickets, $35, call 865-4469, available at Bucks Naked BBQ and Gritty’s, or 

17th Annual Chowdah Challenge, to benefit Freeport Community Services, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., $10 admission, L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Main Street, Freeport, 865-3985.  

Falmouth Education Foundation Annual Fall Ball Fundraiser, with drinks, dinner, auction, comedy by Christine O’Leary, 6 p.m., Woodlands Club, Falmouth, tickets, Liz Rudman, [email protected] or 781-4575, 

Inaugural Portland Model Railway and Hobby Show, to benefit the East End Community School, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $4 adult, children under 10 free, East End Community School, 195 North St. Portland, 

“Litterbox Ball,” to benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, with food, cash bar, music, live and silent auctions, 6 p.m., $25, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland 

Local Foods Bean Supper, portion of proceeds benefit the South Portland Food Pantry, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7 adult, $5 child, $20 family; Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church, 270 Ocean House Road,, 772-1918. 

Saco Bay Physical Therapy Cure for Breast Cancer 5K, to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation, 4 p.m., register,

Sunday 10/4

20 Mile Meal, to benefit Cultivating Community, with music, farm tours, cider pressings, family activities, 2-5 p.m., $35 adult, $18 student or senior, Turkey Hill Farm, 120 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, tickets at, 761-GROW.  

Cello and Piano Classical Recital, by Hugh Judge and Jacqueline Gourdin, to benefit Cumberland Congregational Church, 3 p.m., $15 adult, $25 family, Cumberland Congregational Church, corner of Main St. and Blanchard Road, Cumberland, 781-5383.

Rotary Bicycle Rally, family-friendly clues-based bike ride, to benefit the Rotary Charitable Funds, 12-4 p.m.; 1, 5 and 12 mile routes, Southern Maine Community College, presented by Portland and South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Clubs, $15 adult, $10 ages 16 and under, $40 family, fee includes t-shirt and BBQ, register,

Monday 10/5

“Golfing for a Cure,” organized and hosted by David Eid from WGME 13, to benefit The Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation for brain tumor research and treatment, 8 a.m., $100, includes 18 holes, greens fees, cart and barbeque lunch by Famous Dave’s BBQ, Sable Oaks Golf Course, 505 Country Club Drive, South Portland, register, or William Noyes, 282-6185.

Tuesday 10/6

Maine Children’s Cancer Program Silent Auction and Wine Tasting, to benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 5-8 p.m., $5 donation at door, Keeley The Katerer, 178 Warren Avenue, Portland.

Wednesday 10/7

Storytelling Evening by MOOSE, to benefit Friends of Feral Felines, 7-9 p.m., donations accepted, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland,, [email protected]

Friday 10/9

Benefit Party for Rise Photography, with silent auction and music by Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Sontiago, and izzabella, 5-9 p.m., $7 suggested donation, Rise Photography, 864 Broadway, South Portland, 799-4204, 

Peoples United Methodist Church Live Auction, proceeds benefit the missions of the church, 6 p.m. viewing, 7 p.m. live auction with Harold Sutherland, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, Doreen Gay, 767-3572.

Sunday 10/11

The Marshall Tucker Band, with guest talk show host Mike Gallagher, a veterans benefit concert sponsored by Falmouth Rotary, “Oktoberfest” theme with food, drinks, vendors, 2-6 p.m., $25, Hadlock Field, Portland, tickets,, 842-0800.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 9/30

Peace Corps Lunchtime Information Meeting, with returned volunteer Sara Archbald, noon, free and open to public, Maine Historical Society, Lecture Hall, 489 Congress St., Portland, Elizabeth Chamberlain, 617-565-5541.

Saturday 10/3

Green Home Open House, National Solar Homes Tour, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., open to public, 18 Heron Point Road, Falmouth, hosted by Northeast Sustainable Energy Association,, or call 878-5942.

The Maine Green Home & Living Show, 125 green home and living exhibits, Portland Expo, Spring St., Portland, Heather Smith, 221-0772, schedule of events at

Sunday 10/4

The Maine Green Home & Living Show, 125 green home and living exhibits, Portland Expo, Spring St., Portland, Heather Smith, 221-0772, schedule of events at

Tuesday 10/6

Cumberland and North Yarmouth Community Forum, Maine Community Heritage Project, 6 p.m., Cumberland Town Office, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, soup and bread supper, 829-2215, [email protected] 

West Falmouth Mini-Bus Tour, hosted by Falmouth Historical Society and Falmouth Community Programs, 1-3:30 p.m., depart from Falmouth Town Center parking lot, reservations by Falmouth Parks and Rec,

Thursday 10/7

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., free and open to public, Scarborough Historical Museum, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough.

Thursday 10/8

Yarmouth Alternative Energy Forum, 7-9 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, hosted by Yarmouth Energy Savers (YES) Committee, 846-9036.

Saturday 10/10

“Fun at the Landfill,” ecomaine annual open house, with food, games, trucks and demonstration, free and open to public, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Outer Congress St. to Scott Dr., 773-1738,

Miss Alternative Maine Beauty Pageant, presented by ClubX, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St., Portland, 415-9643.


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 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 St., 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.

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

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.

ITNPortland seeks volunteer drivers to provide rides for seniors and adults with visual impairments, call 854-0505 or visit to learn more. 

Thursday 10/1

The Maine Medical Center Blood Donor Program/The Maine Blood Center, in honor of Ray Lebel, 3-8 p.m., 152 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, walk-ins welcome, to make appointment, call Kelly, 650-6913.

Ongoing needs volunteers to expand organization, ABC believes in empowerment through sailing, and action-based activities to relieve depression, check Web site 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 protected]  

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 [email protected]

Coastal Studies for Girls, volunteers needed to help launch a residential science and leadership semester school for high school girls, based at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, many opportuntities for a detail-oriented, efficient volunteer with excellent computer and communication skills, call Margaret Martin, 865-9700 or [email protected]  

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 protected]

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 ongoing 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,

Freeport Community Services and Center needs people to help make a difference, 865-3985.

Friends of Feral Felines needs hardy volunteers to feed hungry cats on the Portland waterfront, 1-2 hours per month, training provided, 797-3014.

Freeport Historical Society needs Pettengill Farm stewards; volunteers for Greeter/Docent program, training, able to commit 3-4 hours at least every other week; and Jack or Jill of all trades to help with odd jobs and light maintenance, own tools and transportation necessary, Rita, 632-3011.

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

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 [email protected]

The Jason Program needs ambassadors of hope for Maine families of seriously ill and dying children, 65 Washington Ave., Portland, 773-2947,

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.

Melanoma Education Foundation seeking used car donations, call Cars Helping America, 1-866-949-3668,

Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctors’ appointments, 1-800-227-2345.

TogetherGreen Volunteers needed for conservation projects at Scarborough Marsh, call Audubon Center at 883-5100, or [email protected]  

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to serve on its executive committee; [email protected], 780-4205 or 1-800-287-1471 to request information packet.

VolunteerMaine AmeriCorps VISTA Projects seeks members; living allowance, health care, education award; apply online; Meredith Eaton 941-2800 ext. 207, [email protected]

Dining Out

Saturday 10/3

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult, $5 ages 5-12, under 5 free, Triangle Club Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, 846-4724.

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult, $3 children, ages 3 and under free, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Rd., Pownal; Nancy, 688-4481.

Sunday 10/4

Sunday Jazz Dinner , music by Don Doane Band, Events on Broadway, dinner buffet 5:30-8 p.m., music from 6-9 p.m., South Portland, sponsored by Schoolhouse Art Center $15 adult, $12.50 senior or child, 

Saturday 10/10

Bean Supper, to benefit the Mix n’ Mingle Square Dance Club, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3 children under 12, North Scarborough Grange Hall, County Road, U.S. Route 22, Scarborough.

Lobster Dinner, 5-6 p.m., $12 1 lobster, $18 for 2; Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. 

Traditional Harvest Supper, 5:30 and 7 p.m. seatings, $12 adult, $7 ages 10 and under, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, reservations suggested, for tickets, call 766-5514 or 332-4890.

Gardens & Outdoors

Cumberland Farmers Market, Falmouth Farmers Market, Wednesdays 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; Freeport Farmers Market, Fridays, Town Office lot, Main Street, Freeport 2-6 p.m.; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Cumberland Farmers Market, 290 Tuttle Road,Cumberland; Leslie Fitzgerald, [email protected]

Saturday 10/3

Skillins Garden Class, “Bulb Planning and Planting,” 10 a.m., free, open to public, Cumberland Skillins, Gray Road, 829-5619, or Falmouth Skillins, Foreside Road, 781-3860.

Saturday 10/10

Clean-up Day at Scarborough Marsh, 9 a.m. – noon, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, hosted by Friends of Scarborough Marsh and TogetherGreen Volunteer Days, Linda Woodard, 781-2330, ext. 213.

Guided Nature Hike, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., $5 adult, $2 child, ages 6 and under free, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597.

Sunday 10/11

“The Big Sit,” bird species counting activity, dawn to dusk, free, hosted by Maine Audubon, Linda Woodard, [email protected]

Guided Bird Walk, 8-11 a.m., meet at gazebo in Fort Allen Park, Rain or Shine, free/donations accepted, sponsored by Friends of Eastern Promenade,


Early Morning Birding, 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, $3 member, $5 nonmember, volunteers free, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.  

Hort Shorts & More education series, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, class listings and to register, 780-4205.

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.

True Tales Tours of Portland, historic downtown walking tour with Harlan Baker, 3:45 p.m. tours leave from Monument Square, Thursdays-Saturdays, rain or shine, 2 hours, $22; 712-0228 or  

Getting Smarter

Wednesday 9/30

“More Than Jaws, Understanding Sharks,” talk by Christina Zenato, 6:30 p.m., free and open to public, Maine Divers Scuba Center, 84 Cove St., Portland, sponsored by the Maine-iacs Dive Club and Maine Divers Scuba Center.

Thursday 10/1

Green Building Design Seminar, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 22, $95, open to public, Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Rd., South Portland, register, 741-5758. 

“Stampin’/Scrapping Holiday Cards,” presented by Paula Anderson and Cindy Robinson, 5-7 p.m., $10, will take home designer cards, “Thursdays at The Fore,” series hosted by The Mercy Auxiliary, MercyFore River, 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, register, 879-3605.

Friday 10/2

Public Symposium on Access to Justice in Maine, 8:30-3:30 p.m., $50 adult, $25 student, presented by The Justice Action Group and the University of Maine School of Law, Abromson Center, USM Portland campus, register at

Tuesday 10/6

“Energy Poker: Does Maine Have Aces & Eights or a Royal Flush?” talk by Angus King, former Governor of Maine, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $5, Hannaford Hall, USM Portland Campus, hosted by SAGE, 780-4406.

Thursday 10/8

“As Maine Grows:” A Theater of Ideas Production, performance and discussion, 7 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,


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 [email protected]

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

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

USM Southworth Planetarium, shows, classes and astronomical events, Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland campus, 780-4249 or

Health & Support

Wednesday 9/30

“Wellness Opportunity Week,” hosted by Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, free introductory visit through Oct. 2, call for appointment, 781-7911,

Thursday 10/1

“Divorce & Beyond,” 8-week divorce support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Yarmouth, registration required, no walk-ins, $25, hosted by Catholic Charities Maine Family Life Institute, 1-800-CARE-002 ext. 2670, [email protected]

Friday 10/2

“Balancing Your Life After Divorce,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, $25 per session, led by Judy Braun, registered counselor, hosted by The Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, register, Rev. Diane Bennekamper 829-3419 or Judy Braun, 751-3449.

Saturday 10/3

Annual Blessing of the Animals, 9:30 a.m., free and open to the public, all pets and pet-lovers welcome, Sacred Heart’s church yard, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, Sacred Heart Parish, 846-5584.

Saturday 10/ 10

“Building Wellness Through the Seasons,” 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $5 adult, $8 two adults, children free, hosted by Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, 300 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, register, 799-9355.

The Kids First Program for Stepparents, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $60 per person, $100 for two parents, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland register, 761-2709, or


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

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 [email protected]

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 protected] 

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 [email protected]

Food Addicts In Recovery, daily meetings: Monday, Bath, Brunswick; Tuesday, Scarborough; Wednesday, Bath, Scarborough, Topsham; Thursday, Freeport; Saturday, Brunswick; for locations and times, 775-2132 or

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 Ave., Portland, 

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

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, 

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

“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

Senior Snow-Shoveling Project, call if interested in receiving free snow shoveling services during the winter, for City of Portland residents ages 65 and older, call Joan Sheedy, 774-7616.  

Wednesday 9/30

Alzheimer’s Association’s “Docs and Desserts,” with Jabbar Fazeli, MD, 6:30-8 p.m., questions and answer session, Maine Alzheimer’s Association, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, Kathryn Pears, 772-0115,

Southern Maine Assisted Living Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Rd., Scarborough, 883-4723.

Tuesday 10/6

“I Remember Cape Elizabeth,” Senior Stories of Cape Elizabeth, bring stories and photos to share or come and listen, 10-11 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Community Services; 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Village Crossings, 78 Scott Dyer Road, residents of all communities welcome, free/registration encouraged, call Community Services, 799-2868.


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

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 and Family Stuff

Tuesday 10/6

Science Presentation, by Catherine Schmitt, author of A Coastal Companion, and Beth Bisson, of Maine Sea Grant, for middle and high school girls and their parents, 6-8 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St, register, Margaret, Coastal Studies for Girls, 865-9700 or [email protected], hosted by Coastal Studies for Girls and Cornerstones of Science.

Wednesday 10/7

Girl Scout Activities Sampler, 6-8 p.m., free, for girls ages 5-17 interested in joining Girl Scouts, Riverton School & Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, hosted by Girl Scouts of Maine, 1-888-922-GSME,


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

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.

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs and Marsh Muck, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesdays, $5 member / $7 nonmember, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-5100.  

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., seven days a week, children 3-12, $1 / 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.

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


Friday 10/2

Ice Cream Social to benefit Brunswick Teen Center, 4-6 p.m., suggested donation $1-$5 at door, Brunswick SkinCare & Day Spa, 138 Maine St., 725-1233,

Pork supper to benefit Rural African Villages, 5-7 p.m., tickets at the door, $7 adults, $3 ages 5-10, $1 ages 4 and under, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick; dinner is in collaboration with Brunswick Coastal Rotary Club; information, Mary Tennant, 725-7915; email [email protected]

Saturday 10/3

Euan Morton Concert fundraiser for Maine State Music Theatre; 7:30 p.m. reception, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College; 8:15 concert, Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium; $100/person, call 725-8769 or visit MSMT Box Office, 22 Elm St., Bunswick. 

Sunday 10/4

Martin Perry Piano Concert to benefit Maine’s No On 1 / Protect Maine Equality Campaign, Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, 4 p.m., $50, tickets online; Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick; Smith Student Union, Bowdoin campus; Brick Store Antiques, I Must Have It, Bath; Clayton’s Café, Yarmouth; sponsorships available, 899-1330.  

Home Made All Meat Chicken Pies, proceeds to benefit Bath United Methodist Church building fund, $13/pie, call to order by 10/4, 443-4707; pick up 10/8, 1-5 p.m. 

Haitian Dinner to benefit Haiti Mission; entertainment, Haitian art sale, $10/person, $25/family, 5:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath, 552-8710 or 443-7486. 


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

Wednesday 9/30

Wilderness Partners: Buzz Caverly and Baxter State Park, lecture and book signing by Phyllis Austin and Buzz Caverly, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Morrell Meeting Room; information, Phyllis Austin, 725-8885 

Forum for Candidates for School Board and Town Council, 6:30 p.m., Brunswick’s Municipal Meeting Facility, 16 Station Avenue, broadcast live on Cable Channel 3.

Saturday 10/3

32nd Annual “Maine Carriage Days” equine event, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m, rain date 10/4, demonstrations, raffles, food, $3 adult, free children 12 and under, Topsham Fairgrounds, Mary Fowler 865-2047 or

Merrymeeting Community Shares Pot Luck Celebration and Live Music,5 p.m., with raffles, learn about Time Bank, bring food or drink to share, no alcohol, Creekside Village, 50 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, 4 p.m. members-only annual meeting, call 386-5150 or [email protected] 

Sunday 10/4

“Will Brunswick Be a Drone Zone?” Public forum with videos, presented by PeaceWorks, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 

Wednesday 10/7

Cosmopolitan Club monthly meeting, speaker, John Ring of Open Door Books, new members welcome, 6:30 p.m., club house, 894 Washington St., Bath, more information, 443-3231. 

The Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association, auction fundraiser for scholarships, 11:30 a.m., Sky-Hy Conference/Renewal Center, 32 Sky-Hy Drive, Topsham, for information, Peg Newberg, 833-6336. 

Saturday 10/10

AutumnFest, fall-themed festival, children’s activities, food, vendors and more throughout downtown Main St., Bath; “Citizen’s Involvement Day” with nonprofit booths at Waterfront Park (rain location Bath Elks Lodge); events range from10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,  

Sunday 10/11

Pejepscot Genealogical Society meeting, “Restoring and Preserving Treasured Photos,” by Christine Olmstead and Teresa Draves, 2 p.m., Morrill Meeting Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick, 766-5007 or 833-7371. 


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

Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine is seeking volunteers to weatherize 100 homes this fall; commit to one 4-hour training and a minimum of two 2 to 4-hour home weatherizations on Fridays and Saturdays in October; contact Habitat office, 386-5081 or [email protected]


ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit

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 [email protected]

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.

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 protected]

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.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0475.

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 AARPs

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 10/10

Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8/adult, $4/child, free/under 6 years, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond Roads, Brunswick, reservations accepted, 725-2185. 

Getting Smarter

Monday 10/5

“Promoting Your Arts Event: Pixels, Press Releases and Web Calendars,” Five Rivers Arts Alliance Members Meeting, 6 p.m., members free, general public $5, reservations recommended, email: [email protected]; Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 798-6964.

Thursday 10/8

“The Library Today: Zebras Through Alice” lecture by Sherrie Bergman, Bowdoin College librarian, 12:30 p.m., free, Main Lounge, Moulton Union, 725-3253.

Google’s approach to clean energy technology and green jobs, lecture by Dan Reicher, director of Google’s climate change and energy initiatives, 2:30 p.m., free, Environmental Studies Common Room, Adams Hall, 725-3396.

Friday 10/9

Physics seminar by Carsten Gundlach, professor of mathematics, University of Southampton, England, 12:30 p.m., free, Room 313, Searles Science Building, 725-3308. 


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

Wednesday 10/7

Nurturing Parenting Workshop & Potluck, Learn about being a nurturing parent and share ideas, 5-7 p.m., MMCA Bath, call to register, 442-7963 x 213, child care provided.

Monday 10/12

Weight Watchers meeting, week five, noon, Multipurpose Room, McLellan Building, 725-3265. 


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

Wednesday 10/7

“Retire Online” Workshop, in partnership with the Social Security Administration of Portland; learn how to apply for benefits, view your statement and more, 6 p.m., free, advance registration required, Patten Free Library Community Room, Bath, register at 443-5141 x12 or stop by the reference desk.


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.

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

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, ages 50 and over welcome,  12 p.m., third Tuesdays, bring a dish for potluck meal, followed by a program, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham, 729-5686 or 725-2425. 

Kids and Family Stuff


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is accepting applications for “Littles,” 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 protected] to enroll your daughter. 

Morning Storytelling, 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, 725-5222 or


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