Greater Portland


Friday 3/4

“Freeze Out Hunger,” Junior League of Portland annual gala fundraiser, with live and silent auction, 5:30-10 p.m., $45 until March 1; $55 after March 1, Ocean Gateway Terminal Building, tickets at

“The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off,” Maine Restaurant Week’s breakfast competition to benefit Preble Street Resource Center, 7-9 a.m. $15 one ticket / $27 two tickets, The Sea Dog Microbrewery and Restaurant, 125 Western Ave. South Portland, tickets at

Saturday 3/5

Acappellooza 11, multigenerational a cappella musical concert to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, 6 p.m., $12, Abromson Center, Hannaford Hall, USM-Portland Campus, tickets at 773-KIDS, Bull Moose Music locations, or at the door,

Hand to Hand Food Drive and Cookie Carnival, to benefit Freeport Community Services Food Pantry, bring bags of non-perishable food items, personal care supplies, at 10 a.m., First Parish Church, Main St., Freeport; 11 a.m. cookie carnival at Morse Street School gym, free, with crafts, raffles, proceeds from cookie carnival support Laugh and Learn Child Care programs, FMI, 865-6171.

Mardi Gras Ball, proceeds support Portland’s Cathedral School, with music by Robert Sylvain & the Cajun Aces, multi-course meal, prizes, emcee Jeff Peterson, 6 p.m., $40/$50, Grand Ballroom, Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High St., Portland, tickets at all Bull Moose Music locations,

Indoor Car Wash, to benefit Yarmouth Fire Rescue Association’s Fire-Rescue Annual Awards Banquet, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., by donation, North Road Fire Station, Yarmouth.

Project Grace Benefit, with Zumba dance, silent auction, raffles, more, 1-4:30 p.m, by donation, Scarborough Middle School cafeteria, 21 Quentin Drive, Scarborough, Kathy Mower, 450-8515.

Friday 3/11

“Rock Around-the-World:” Global rock and roll extravaganza, to benefit multilingual summer programs for Portland students, with silent auction, dancing, appetizers, 7-11 p.m., $25 advance/ $30 door, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, tickets, 874-8135.

Saturday 3/12

“Bowl For Kids’ Sake,” Maine Red Claws Kick-Off Party, to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, meet Red Claws players, coaches, mascot, 3-5 p.m., free/open to the public, no registration needed, $5 for optional bowling,  Yankee Lanes, 867 Riverside St., Portland,

Project Hope Heals: The Teresa Beane Fund, benefit concert to raise money for mother with breast cancer, with live music by This Way, raffles, more, 7-12 p.m., $15 suggested donation, Harbour’s Edge Banquet Facility, 6 Custom House Wharf, Commercial St., Portland, tickets,

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Wednesday 3/2

Eggs & Issues, talk by Alan Caron, president of Envision Maine, 7 a.m. networking, breakfast, 8 a.m. program, $17 members/ $27 non-members, hosted by The Portland Regional Chamber, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, FMI, or Nancy Trottier, 772-2811, ext. 233.

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, presentation by Lee Humiston of the Maine Military Museum and Learning Center, 7:30 p.m., open to public, Scarborough Historical Museum, Dunstan Corner, next to the fire station, 885-9997.

Thursday 3/3

Portland Boat Show, “Pursuit Boats & Eastern Boats,” March 3-6, 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Portland Sports Complex, 512 Warren Ave., Portland, $7 adult, $3 ages 6-12, tickets,

Saturday 3/5     
New Gloucester History Barn,
Open House, 9 a.m.-noon, free and open to the public, behind Town Hall, U.S. Route 231, New Gloucester, 926-3188.

Monday 3/7

Scarborough Republican Town Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, Chicago Dogs Restaurant, 285 US Route 1, Scarborough, Annalee Rosenblatt, [email protected]

Saturday 3/12

Irish American Club of Maine, annual dinner hosted by the Irish American Club of Maine, traditional dinner, cash bar, performance by Stillson School of Irish Dance, Highland Trio Band, $17 adult / $10 child, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, reservations, Kathy Reilly, 712-5191.

Sunday 3/13

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Irish American Club of Maine, noon, free and open to public, Commercial Street parade route, ending with ceremony at State Pier, Portland.


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 St., Yarmouth, 846-0783.

Cumberland County Tea Party Meetings, 2 p.m. Sundays, open to public, American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, Marie Doucette, 284-7032 or 229-3516.

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.

Cribbage Night, Scarborough Lions Club, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, free, open to public, Lions’ den, 273 Gorham Road, across from Sam’s Club, Scarborough, 650-3644.

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

American Cancer Society is seeking “Daffodil Days” volunteers, need help for several hours during the week of March 14 to organize, package, deliver pre-ordered flower bouquets, 373-3726 or [email protected]

American Red Cross Blood Drives, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 4, NTI Scarborough; Carol Dembeck, 802-658-6400, ext. 3228.

Portland Flower Show is seeking volunteers for the show, Thursday March 10-Sunday March 13, many positions available, free show admission for 4-hour volunteer shift,, Kerry Ratigan, 615-6271.

Volunteer Drivers Needed for ITNPortland, to transport seniors and visually impaired adults, commit to one or more hours per month when available, 854-0505.

Thursday 3/3

The Trauma Intervention Program is seeking citizen volunteers to support victims of traumatic events and their families, TIP Volunteers must attend Spring Training Academy, starts March 3, Leslie Skillin-Calder, 553-9311.

Saturday 3/5

Maine Buddy Training, Cancer Community Center is looking for cancer survivors and co-survivors to support those with cancer, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, lunch provided, must pre-register, Michele Johns, 774-2200,

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 to 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.

Freeport Historical Society needs ongoing help cataloguing collections, greeter/receptionist at Harrington house, garden helper, poster delivery assistance, administrative help, handy-person, 865-3170 or [email protected]

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

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

Guiding Eyes Puppy Raisers, Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs volunteer puppy raisers in Yarmouth, Freeport, and Bath/Brunswick areas, keep puppy from age 8 weeks-16 months, free training, support, Pat Webber, [email protected], 338-5520.

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.

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]

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

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,

Mercy Hospital in Yarmouth needs volunteers, contact Melissa Skahan, Manager of Mission Services, 879-3286 or [email protected]

Recovery International, self-help group for nervous people, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Maine Medical Center Conference Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, free, all welcome, Diane, 892-9529.

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

Maine Restaurant Week 2011, March 1-12, participating restaurants statewide offer specially priced menus, 

Saturday 3/5

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages 5-12, Triangle Club of Casco Lodge 36 A.F. & A. M., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, Raymond McLellan, 846-4724, or Dale Howe, 846-9506.

Public Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m, $7.50 adults/ $4 children/ $20  families, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Ted Haider, 883-5344.

Roast Beef Supper, to benefit the Scarborough Historical Society, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult/ $3.50 child, Scarborough Lion’s Club Lion’s Den, Gorham Road, 883-6276.


Haddock Chowder Lunch, second and fourth Fridays, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Jazz Dinner Buffet, Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; buffet 6-8 p.m., $15 adult/ $12.50 senior or student, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland; $6.50 advance discount senior tickets at Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough,

Church of St. Mary the Virgin Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or [email protected]

Gardens & Outdoors

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Saturday 3/5

Portland Trails Winter Walk Series, Riverton Trolley Park, 8:45-10 a.m., free, meet at Corsetti’s, 125 Bridgton Road, Westbrook, bring snowshoes if possible, register at [email protected] or 775-2411, check weather cancellations at

Seed Starting Class, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., free, Skillin’s Greenhouses, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860; Skillin’s Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619.

Winter Birding on Casco Bay, hosted by Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., travel on Casco Bay Lines Mail Boat Cruise, $15 OCT members/ $20 nonmembers, register at 699-2989 or  [email protected]

Sunday 3/6

Rines Forest Snowshoe Hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m., guided tours led by Jay Braunsheidel and Sally Stockwell, children’s scavenger hunt, free hot cocoa, snacks, Range Road, Cumberland, hosted by the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, Penny Asherman, 829-5315,


Cumberland Farmers Markets: W. Cumberland 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Saturdays, Skillins Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road; Falmouth 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Allen, Sterling and Lothrop, 191 U.S. Rte. 1.

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.

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

Wednesday 3/2

Artist and Entrepreneurs, meeting, with talk on Portland street artists by Portland City Councilor Dave Marshall, 6 p.m. networking, 7-8:30 p.m. presentation, free and open to public, hosted by Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-5154.

“Making Music & Making Violins,” presentation by fiddler/violinist Mark O’Connor and fiddle-maker Jonathan Cooper, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, Congress St., Portland, hosted by Portland Music Foundation and Portland Ovations,  [email protected]

Money Management 101, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50 per adult/$75 couple, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Thursday 3/3

Dress for Success Southern Maine Professional Development Seminar, “Success Starts With You,” 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center USM Portland, proceeds benefit Dress for Success Southern Maine, register, or 780-1686.

“A Sam Ristich Retrospective,”
hosted by Royal River Conservation Trust, 6:30 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, [email protected], 847-9399.

Southern Maine Astronomers Meeting, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Star Dome Theatre, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 96 Falmouth St., 780-4249.

Saturday 3/5

“Civil War Heroes and Heroines Buried in Evergreen Cemetery,” talk by Tom Desjardin, Spirits Alive lecture series, 10-11 a.m., free, donations suggested, Maine Historical Society, Congress St., Portland,

Genealogical Society Meeting, Greater Portland Chapter of Maine, “Rednecks and Red Men” presentation by Diane Bergstedt, 12:30 p.m. social, 1 p.m. program, free, open to public, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Deb, 209-329-6438.

Money Management 101, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $50 per adult/$75 couple, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Monday 3/7

Introduction to Solar Seminar, hosted by ReVision Energy, 6:30-8 p.m., free and open to the public, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, Jen Hatch, 221-6342,

Wednesday 3/9

Credit and Debt Management, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50 per adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Tax Saving Tips Seminar, 5-6:30 p.m., free, Fireside Inn, 81 Riverside St., Portland, sponsored by Portland’s Evergreen Credit Union, O’Hare Associates, Raymond James, and The Hartford, space limited, reserve spot at 221-5000 ext. 370.

Thursday 3/10

Dr. Mahmud Faksh, professor of political science at USM, “Reflections on the State of the Arab-Muslim World Today,” 7 p.m., free, and open to public, Thomas Memorial Library Community Room, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720,

Rehabilitation Medicine Career Night, 6-8 p.m., free and open to high school students and families, meet with physical, occupational, speech therapists, college representatives, more, Dana Center Auditorium, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, Becca Davis, 662-4892.

Friday 3/11

Between Two Worlds: The Immigrant’s Price for a Better Life, lecture by Elizabeth Nunez, annual Women’s History Month dinner and keynote lecture, 7:30 p.m. lecture, free and open to the public, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland; dinner prior to lecture, $20, tickets, call 780-4289.

Saturday 3/12

Credit and Debt Management, 10 a.m.-noon, $50 per adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.


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

Portland SCORE, ongoing business workshops led by volunteers, small fee, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

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 3/2

March Pacesetter Breakfast, talk on foot and ankle health and wellness by Dr. James Wilton from New England Foot and Ankle, 7:30-8:30 a.m., free and open to the public, Mercy Fore River Hospital, 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, Kim Toppi, 879-3605.

WOW: Women Out Working Group, support group for business women to promote professional and personal growth, 8:30 a.m., next meeting March 16, Starbucks Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland.

Friday 3/4

“In the Shelter of Each Other:” A Social Action Shabbat service on needs of struggling Maine families, 7:30 p.m., open to community, Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland,

Saturday 3/5

YMCA Day of Wellness, with 15+ healthy spirit, mind mini-sessions, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., $20 members/ $35 non-members, includes lunch, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, register, 865-9600, or Casco Bay Y front desk,

Sunday 3/6

Connected Catholics Meeting, 5 p.m. social, 6 p.m. presentation on “Senior Scams,” Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, U.S. Route 88, Falmouth, Linda Madsen, [email protected]

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, introduction, meditation instruction, reading and discussion, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. five Sundays, March 6-April 3, $50, Portland, must register, [email protected] or 774-6986.

Tuesday 3/8

Daytime Bereavement Support Group, eight Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m. March 8-April 26, Maine Health Learning Resource Center, 5 Bucknam Road, Falmouth, hosted by Hospice of Southern Maine, register, Carol Schoneberg, 289-3651.

Maine Women’s Network Meeting, presentation on professional and casual fashion guidelines, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Couleur Collection, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, must preregister at

Thursday 3/10

Grief Support Group, “What to do when there is nothing to be done: coping with loss,” 3-week support group, hosted by Beacon Hospice, sessions on Thursdays, March 10, March 17, and March 24, Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, register, Heather Thompson, 772-0929.


All-Recovery Support Meetings, 12-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Hope.Gate.Way., 185 High St., Portland, Ronni, 756-8116.

“Better Breathing Buddies,” support group for lung disease patients and caregivers, 2-3:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Bayview Heights, 158 North St., Portland, [email protected], 879-4373.

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

Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of Hope.Gate.Way, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland,, 899-2435.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Brighton Medical Center, Brighton Ave., Portland, see receptionist for room location, Diana at 749-7443 or Pauline 926-5718.

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 Ave., 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,

Moms in Recovery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, The Salvation Army, Cumberland Ave., Portland, free, with onsite childcare, Amanda, 756-8053.

Nar-Anon Family Support Group, for families of drug addicts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall St., Portland, 594-2801.

NAMI Portland, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465.

Nutrition Works LLC, healthy cooking classes, 805 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at 772-6279 or

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 St., South Portland, 774-2200 or

Sadhana Meditation Center, The Castle, Lower Level, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, center open to people of all faiths, Ashok, [email protected], 772-6898.

“Sunday Morning Recharge: Meditate!” 10-11:15 a.m. Sundays, $10, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss, 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Classroom 1, Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland, facilitated by Sandra Horne, LCSW, 662-7323, and Robert Myers, LCPC, 409-6226.

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.

Workaholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, ongoing, Dana Learning Center, Classroom 2, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., [email protected]

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.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month on Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland, Valerie Jones, 775-5216 for information or to schedule an initial meeting.

Just for Seniors

Wednesday 3/9

Simplify Your Spring Move: Downsizing Luncheon, 12 p.m., with real estate, financial advisor presenters, free and open to the public, OceanView Retirement Community, Hilltop Community Room, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, register, 781-4460.


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., Basics Fitness Center, 380 Western Ave., South Portland, 774-3536

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

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Senior Breakfast Community Meals, hosted by Wayside Food Programs and the West End Neighborhood Association, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, free for seniors, must sign in, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland,

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 St., Yarmouth.

Kids and Family Stuff

“James and the Giant Peach,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Feb. 18-March 6, $7-$8; 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays; 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Saturdays, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231, 

Support Groups for children and adolescents of divorce/separation; Group I, grades 1-3, Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 8-April 12; Group II, grades 4-6, Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m., March 9-April 13; Group III, grades 7-9, Wednesdays 5:45-7:15 p.m., March 9-April 13; Group IV, grades 10-12, TBD; $60 fee ($45 if more than one child attending), space limited, register by phone, 761-2709, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Portland,


Wednesday 3/2       

Super Heroes and Scary Guys: Understanding Active, Aggresive Play; for parents of children ages 2-7, facilitated by Molly Thompson and Courtney Cook, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Breakwater School, Jessie Auditorium, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, 772-8689.

Teen After Hours, meet Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, ask questions, learn about city government, teens lead discussions, no adults or children, 7-9 p.m., Portland Public Teen Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI, Justin Hoenke, 871-1700, ext. 772.

Saturday 3/5

“An Afternoon of Summer in March,” Waynflete Summer Programs Open House, 2-4 p.m. camp activities, Sills Hall, Waynflete School, 360 Spring St., Portland, 774-5721, ext. 379,

Early Childhood Open House, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, meet teachers and learn about Early Childhood Programs, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,

Sledding Party, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, Jennifer Kimball, 829-6278.

Tuesday 3/8

Vintage Video Games, Teen Tech Week, teens invited to play first-generation Nintendo and Game Boys, 2:30-5:30 p.m., free, register by emailing Ms. Capizzo, [email protected], or call 888-4723, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

Wednesday 3/9

Growing Up Real in a Virtual World, public talk by Lowell Monke, author/professor at Wittenberg University, about the challenges of parenting in a media-saturated world, 7 p.m., $10, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport,

Thursday 3/10

Teen Tech Week, teens step up to a mike to record audio-books using reel-to-reel tape, 2:30-5:30 p.m., free, register by emailing Ms. Capizzo, [email protected], or call 888-4723, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

Saturday 3/12

Children’s Book Event, book launch of “What’s Bugging Bailey Blecker?” with author Gail Donovan, 1-4 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. live bug zoo with naturalist Tony Sohn, for ages 5-12, free, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI, Curious City, 420-1126.

Teen Tech Week: “What’s the most amazing thing that you do with your phone?” teens invited to discuss phone tricks with other teens, learn to make Duct Tape Cell Phone Cases, 2-3 p.m., check Falmouth Memorial Library’s Facebook page or call 781-2351, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.


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

Falmouth Memorial Library, baby sing-along program; 10 a.m. Mondays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays, children up to age 3 and caregiver, no registration required, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth,, 781-2351.

Scarborough Public Library Story Times, call for times, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Greenlight Studio, eco-friendly play space for kids 0-6 and their grownups, 49 Dartmouth St., Portland,, [email protected]

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

Scarborough Public Library Children’s Programs: Baby Tuesdays 11-11:30 a.m., newborns to 18 months; Toddler Tuesdays 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 18 months and older with an adult; Monthly First Tuesday Pajamarama 6:30-7:30 p.m., ages 3-8; Third Sunday Social, 1:30-3 p.m., grades 3-6; Registration required for Sunday Socials only, sign up by phone 883-4723 ext. 3, all events are free and open to the public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road,

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.

Storytime at South Portland Main Library, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. ages 1- 2; 11 a.m. ages 3-5; 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Teen After Hours, Portland Public Library, for teens only, first Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., hang out, play video games, watch movies, use computers, peruse teen-oriented books, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, in collaboration with the Portland Police Department, FMI, Justin Hoenke, teen librarian, 871-1700, ext. 772.

Mid Coast


Colon Cancer Walk, March 27, Brunswick Bike Path, Water St., to participate, contact Theresa Barry, [email protected], FMI, American Cancer Society,, 373-3710.

Saturday 3/5

Rustic Overtones, concert hosted by The Bath Cosmopolitan Club to benefit Operation Smile, opening acts: The Andrew Yankowsky Band and the Christian Cuff Band, doors open 6:45 p.m., $20, Morse High School, 826 High St., Bath, FMI, [email protected]; to purchase tickets,


Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10% of all donations,

Bulletin Board

Bath Blarney Days, March 10-17, local events, Pot O’ Gold Passport Challenge, schedule of events at, or call 442-7291.

AARP Tax-Aide, free tax return preparation for low to middle-income, Feb. 1 – April 18; Bath, Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., 443-5141; Mondays/Saturdays 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., 443-4937; Brunswick, Wednesdays 3:30-7 p.m., and Fridays 12:30-4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library; Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30-4 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., 729-0757; bring photo ID, last year’s return, supporting documents, FMI, Mary Louise Blanchard, 386-1048.

Free Tax Prep by Midcoast CA$H Coalition, IRS-certified volunteers, for anyone earning under $50K combined; Bath: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through April 11, Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway; Brunswick: Tuesdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. through April 12, Bowdoin College, McClellan Building; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through March 26, Perryman Village Community Center, 51 Perryman Village Drive; Topsham: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. through March 9, Volunteers of America, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road; call 319-1390 for appointment.

Thursday 3/3

“Knit Or Not Night,” bring knitting projects, listen to live music by Hope Hoffman, 5:15-6:15 p.m., free, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, Alyce Ornella, 725-8820,

Saturday 3/5

50/50 BINGO, 1-3 p.m., doors open at noon, refreshments, open to public, but you must be 16 or older to play, The Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Tuesday 3/8

Topsham Community Fund Workshop, information and public input on proposed ordinance, sponsored by Topsham Development Inc. and the Topsham Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Topsham Town Office, John Shattuck, 373-5097, [email protected]

Wednesday 3/9

Energy Workshop sponsored by MCOG; energy auditors, contractors, experts will answer questions about energy efficiency, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, City of Bath Council Chambers, FMI, Jason Bird, 443-5790, [email protected]

Thursday 3/10

Moonlight Madness Sale kicks off Bath Blarney Days, 5-7 p.m., Bath area businesses,, 442-7291.

Saturday 3/12

Bath’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 11 a.m., for a schedule of Bath Blarney Days events,, 442-7291.

Sunday 3/13

Bath Antiques Show, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., $4 admission, $3.50 w/ad, Bath Middle School, Polly Thibodeau, 443-8983, [email protected]

Wednesday 3/16

Energy Workshop sponsored by MCOG; energy auditors, contractors, experts will answer questions about energy efficiency, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, Jason Bird, 443-5790, [email protected]


Aging Workers Inititiative of Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., holds classes/forums for those over 55; if interested in short-term certificate training in certain fields contact Barry Peaco, 319-8436, [email protected]; FMI on Seasoned Worker Forums, visit

Bridge Groups, 7-9 p.m. Fridays for beginners; 2-4 p.m. Sundays for experienced players, 45 Green St., Bath, register, 443-3901.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Mid Coast Area Chapter meets third Wednesday of the month, September-May, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Mid Coast Pizza and More, Bath, monthly speakers, networking,

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.

NARFE Merrymeeting Chapter 1796, National Active and Retired Employees Association, meeting every third Thursday of the month (except July/August), 11:15 a.m., The Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Bath, membership/information, Chuck Hanson, 677-2367 or Anne Philippon, 725-2425.

Call for Volunteers

“Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, [email protected], American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299,, 16 Community Way, Topsham.


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]

CA$H Coalition, Midcoast Maine, seeks volunteers to help Maine families access federal tax credits; free training includes IRS certification, training is held in November/early January, information, Sharon Ross, 373-1140, [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.

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, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 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, 373-369

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit or call 725-9701.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 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 has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Debbie, 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

Friday 3/11

Lenten Haddock Supper, to benefit Oasis Health Center, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult, $4 youth, $2 under 5 years, pizza available, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.

Friday 3/18

Lenten Haddock Supper, to benefit Tedford Housing, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult, $4 youth, $2 under 5 years, pizza available, St. Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, Marcy McGuire, 729-3509.

Gardens and Outdoors

Monday 3/7

Greater Topsham Trail Alliance, meeting, 7 p.m., review existing trails, possible sites for new trails, all welcome, Topsham Town Hall, 2nd floor conference room, Victor Langelo, 729-9880, [email protected]


Cathance River Educational Alliance, series for adults, “CREA Adult Class” 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – noon, the Ecology Center, Cathance River Nature Preserve, Topsham; “Ecology Lecture Series,” last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8 p.m., Topsham Public Library; 12 participants, cost per class, $15 members/ $20 non-members, register,, click on “Programs,” 798-1913 or e-mail [email protected]

Topsham Garden Club, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. speaker and business meeting; call Marie 729-1295 or Jane 721-8675 for location and membership info; new members/guests always welcome; (select GCFM Districts and Clubs, Medomak District, Topsham Garden Club), meets second Wednesday from March to December.

Getting Smarter

Thursday 3/3

Self Employment Class sponsored by Women, Work and Community, 6-8 p.m., free, Merrymeeting Adult Education, Brunswick High School, 106 Maquoit Road, Room 222, to pre-register, Jenn Dobransky, 386-1664, [email protected]

Monday 3/7

Getting Found: Search Engines, Keywords, Directories, Mobile; Creative Communities Meeting topic led by Joan Carney of Fresh View Consulting and Andrew Jawitz of New Media Transit, 6 p.m., members free, $5 general public, all welcome, pre-register, [email protected], or 798-6964, Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick.

Sunday 3/13

Pejepscot Genealogy Society annual meeting, “Networking/Media Sites and their use in Genealogy,” Brian Bouchard, 2 p.m., Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, for storm rescheduling, call Brian, 729-4098 or, 833-7371.


ArtWorks, Creative Arts Night, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Bath Recreation Center, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, $8; 443-8360.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table monthly meeting and speaker, every third Thursday, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

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.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events, [email protected], 729-0475.

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.

Wife of Bath hosts monthly day-long creative writing retreats, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $25, Linden Tree Meeting House, Phippsburg Congregational Church UCC, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, month-by-month or pre-register, 751-2414, [email protected], visit

Health & Support

Saturday 3/12

Fitness/Yoga Open House, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with 12 demo classes, open to public, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Road, 729-8433, Brunswick, complete demo class schedule at

Tuesday 3/15

Light Body Free Healing Clinic, co-hosted by People Plus and Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy, free care includes physical therapy, massage, reflexology, reiki, 1:30-6:30 p.m., open to all, donations accepted, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-1164.


Free Blood Pressure Clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., walk-in, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney RN, 373-6592, [email protected]

12 Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, [email protected], Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

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.

Communicate after Stroke Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 1st floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, for information or sign up, call Dimitra Toothaker, 373-6175; Robert Lundstrom, 371-2936; or Doris Armstrong, 725-2618.

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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.

Hooptydoo Hula-Hoop Class, all ages welcome, all hula-hooping levels, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10/person, Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; information, Helen, 808-281-6451 or [email protected]

Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, dress as you are, no mats, all ages, every third Monday, 10 a.m., free, Bath Dance Works, 100 Front St., third floor, for information, Amanda, 443-3721 or [email protected]

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.

Self-Healing Empowerment Group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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.

Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Maine St., Topsham, call or visit for list of classes and events, [email protected], 729-0475.

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 St., 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


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 and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union 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

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or [email protected]

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff

Thursday 3/3

Children’s Theater Classes, instructor Brooke Thompson; Silly Salamanders, ages 2-4, Thursdays 9:30-10 a.m., adult participation required, 1st class free, $40 for 10 classes or $5/class; Tricky Turtles, ages 5-8, Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m., 1st class free, $80 for 10 classes or $10/class, Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 710-0349, [email protected]


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.

Brunswick Teen Center at People Plus, an after school and summer drop in program for area youth in grades 6-12, free membership, safe and fun environment with pool, ping pong, snacks, video games, movies, crafts and more, Mon-Thurs. 2:30-5:30 p.m., call for vacation and summer hours, 35 Union St. Brunswick, 721-0754.

Kids’ Classics at Dreamland Theater, film series for children and young teens, second Sunday of the month, October through May, 2 p.m., free, donations suggested, Sagadahoc Preservation Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, for schedule, visit

Morning Storytelling, monthly, 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, information, 725-5222 or

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