Lenten Retreat, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with special guest Gerondisa Thekla of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Paragorittisa, Lachute, Quebec. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley St., Saco. The retreat is free and open to the public. Donations to benefit the monastery are welcome. For details, call Elizabeth at 985-8692 or Donna at 985-5995.

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

Game Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., variety of games for all ages, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Lebanon Street.

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.




All Together Now, 2 p.m., ecumenical worship service with combined choirs. Bring a nonperishable food item for the York County Food Pantry. Alfred Parish Church, 12 Kennebunk Road.

Connected Catholics, 5 p.m., potluck supper followed by meeting and program about America’s first black military airmen with James Sheppard, a Tuskeegee Airman. Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.

Lenten Evening Service, 6 p.m., light refreshments follow. East Baldwin Congregational Church, 17 School St.




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

SHE: Stitching Heaven and Earth, 7 p.m., informational meeting for a SHE chapter of volunteer knitters, crocheters and sewers who make items for cancer patients. First Parish Church, 1 Church St., Gorham. Call Lynn at 839-6514 for details.



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

“Jews as Global Citizens: Our Responsibility in the World,” 7:30 p.m., 2010 Harry Spindel Memorial Lecture with Ruth W. Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service. Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The lecture is free and open to the public.




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



“RETHINK Afghanistan,” 7 p.m., free documentary screening followed by discussion. A free potluck supper will start at 6 p.m. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main St., Kennebunk.



March 13

“Emma,” 7 p.m., play written by Kay Kelley and performed by the church drama group. Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church, Lyman. Open to the public.



“40 Days for Life,” an anti-abortion 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 augusta-maine.


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