This Weekend

Labyrinth Weekend, 10th anniversary with workshops and open walks. All events are free. Open walk times are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Workshops are: ”Labyrinth 101,” 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday; ”Right Brain/Left Brain and the Labyrinth with Mandala Making,” 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; ”Introduction to the Labyrinth,” 11:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. First Parish Church, Pilgrim House at 9 Cleaveland Street, Brunswick. Reservations for workshops are encouraged. For more information or to register, call 729-7331.

Welcome Weekend, 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Services will include a slide presentation of various church ministries and lay leaders will be available for questions. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kennebunk. Call 985-4803 for details.

Chanting with Krishna Das, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, $30 in advance and $35 day of the show; also Heart of Devotion workshop, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, $45 in advance and $50 day of the workshop. Both events at The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. For tickets and more information, visit or call 233-6846.


Sidewalk treats, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., chili, sweets and cocoa for sale, annual event, First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weekly through Lent. Bath Iron Works administration building, Washington Street, Bath.

Sadhana Meditation Center groundbreaking ceremony, with Krishna Das, arrive by 3 p.m., The Castle, 100 Brickhill Ave., lower level, South Portland. The Center will offer meditation and chanting for all faiths and will be open by donation from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Gospel Music, 6:30 p.m., concert featuring Brenda Jones of Firebrand Ministries. Steep Falls Baptist Church, 35 Main St., Steep Falls.

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., with Tenley Westbrook; Stan Marston opens. Doors open at 6 p.m., optional dinner available. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland.

Portland House of Prayer, 7 to 9 p.m., Park Avenue Church of God, 28 Park Ave., Portland. For more information, call Isaiah at 317-7848.


”Deep in Our Hearts,” 10:30 a.m. interfaith worship presented by Interfaith Chaplaincy Institute of Maine at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. For more information, call 347-6740.

”Transformation” Study, 11:30 a.m., Lenten program continues for seven sessions, light lunch included. Everyone is welcome. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland,


Christian Meditation Gathering, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, on the ground floor of the Gateway parking garage. Details are available at or call 899-2435.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, 7 p.m., First Parish Church, 1 Church St., Gorham.


Contemplative Prayer Group, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Thelemic Movie Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Abrahadabra Oasis, 276 Woodford St., Portland.

”Ancient Wisdom and the Measure of Our Days,” 7 p.m., talk by the author, Dr. Fred Brancato. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 888 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. Admission is free, with donations accepted.


Prayer Shawl Ministry, 10 a.m., State Street Church, Portland.


”Transitioning to Maturity,” 1:30 to 3 p.m., six-week group meeting facilitated by Heather Thompson from Beacon Hospice. Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Free but space is limited. Call Rev. Marilyn at 284-7898 to register or for more information.


”Fresh: the Movie,” a look at re-inventing the food system. Local foods potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 7 p.m. and discussion. Allen Avenue UU Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland.

”The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry,” 7 p.m., free screening of the Christian movie, Christ Chapel, Route 85, Raymond.


Youth Leadership annual training, for those currently in grades 8 to 12. Two sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on either Feb. 27 or March 27. The cost is $85 for training and up to two weeks of Youth Leadership during the summer. United Methodist Camp Mechuwana, Winthrop. Call 377-2924 or visit for details.

Adult Purim Party, 6 to 8:30 p.m., second annual event with wine tasting, music by DJ Mark Persky, Megillah reading and Oneg. Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St., Portland. For more information, call 878-6699.


”40 Days for Life,” a pro-life initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities and educational outreach continues through March 28 in Augusta. To learn more about the Augusta campaign, visit


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