Clothing sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St., Sanford. Free blood pressure screening.

Byzantine Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Robert Parent with Deacon Stephen McGrath. Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston.

Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., across from the administration building at Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath.

Dharma teaching and meditation workshop, noon to 5 p.m., with Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak, to benefit Vikramasila Foundation. The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., second floor, Portland. or for details. Suggested donation $30.

Holocaust program, 6 p.m., presented by Jackie Littlefield. Covered-dish dinner at 5 p.m. North Saco Congregational Church, Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads, Saco. Free.

Taylor’s Grove in concert, 7 p.m., featuring Mac McHale and Carolyn Hutton, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St., Sanford. Call 324-3191.


Social Justice and Service Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, with representatives from the Animal Welfare Society and other organizations that provide social services. St. George’s Episcopal Church, Route 1A, York Harbor.

“A Celebration of the English Piano,” 3 p.m., performance of early music with Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, and Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor. The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Admission $15, $10 for students and seniors.

Connected Catholics meeting, 5 p.m., social time, potluck, business meeting and program with speaker Diane Williams, who will discuss positive attitudes and changes. Holy Martyrs Church, Route 88, Falmouth.

Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, 2 p.m., dog blessing at the outdoor chapel at Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road.

Blessing of the Animals, 4 p.m., Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth.

Blessing of the Animals, 4 p.m., St. Augustine of Canterbury Church at Cathedral Pines Chapel, 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach.


“Conversations With Angels,” 7 p.m., nondenominational discussion group led by Pastor George Dole at his home in Bath. Held the first and third Thursday of each month. No fee but space is limited. Call 442-8323. Sponsored by the Bath Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).


“The Dark Side of Chocolate,” 7 p.m., film screening about the exploitation of workers, including children, in West Africa. Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. There will also be samples and a sale of fair-trade chocolate. Not appropriate for children.

Yom Kippur, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. 5:45 p.m. Friday, Kol Nidre service with the Adas Yoshuron Choir. Yom Kippur service, 9 a.m. Saturday, with Rabbi David Freidenreich, and community break-fast at 7 p.m. Reservations requested.

Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington St., Bath. Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service, 7 p.m. Friday. Yom Kippur morning service, 9 Saturday; also 11 a.m. youth service; 12:30 p.m. Yizkor service; 4 p.m. Torah study; 4:45 p.m. Mincha and Neila services; 6:37 p.m. shofar blowing followed by potluck break-fast.

Friday and Oct. 8

Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit Loaves and Fishes food pantry, held at the Dominican Sisters, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. For more information, call Sister Lucille at 375-8399.

Oct. 8

Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland.

Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., conference with author Susan Page Davis. Faith Evangelical Free Church, 250 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. Registration is $45. Contact Susan Peaslee at 549-3306 or

Blessing of the Animals, 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Church and Parish of the Holy Eucharist, 326 Main St., Yarmouth.