Today and Sunday

Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival, 2 and 4:30 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Seventh annual re-enactment of ancient celebrations marking the end of the 12 days of Christmas. Music is by the Midcoast Brass Quintet, the Boar’s Head Monks’ Choir and soloists. Refreshments follow. For details, ticket prices and availability, call 594-8656

ChIME Workshops, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, ChIME, located in the Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Avenue, Portland. “Pastoral Care in Hospital and Long-Term Care” today and “Christianity” on Sunday. Space is limited, and early registration is suggested. The fee is $60 per day for nonstudents, to be paid at the door. The workshops will be held at . For more information or to sign up, call 347-6740.

The annual Hands Around the Capitol Memorial will take place Saturday at several locations in Augusta. The event recognizes the 39 years since the enactment of Roe v. Wade and is sponsored by Maine Right to Life. The schedule includes a 10 a.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Richard Malone, at St. Mary’s Church, 41 Western Ave., and concurrently, there will be a prayer service at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, 393 Water St., behind Walgreen’s. A rally, with exhibits and refreshments, will begin at 11:15 a.m. at St. Michael’s Parish Gym. Participants should meet at 11 a.m. The march will leave at 12:15 p.m., heading to the Capitol, where the hand-to-hand assembly will take place at 12:30 p.m. The bishop will ring the Capitol Bell 39 times, for each year since Roe v. Wade was enacted.


Divine Mercy Chaplet, special service following the 11 a.m. Mass and based on the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska. Sacred Heart Church, Auburn. Call 782-8096 for more information.

Connected Catholics of Maine, 2 p.m., Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Drive. Falmouth. General meeting and Chinese New Year luncheon with ordering off the menu. Call Grace at 878-6459 for details.

Epiphany Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., annual service with the Cathedral Choir at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Free.

“The Wandering Beggar,” 6 p.m., Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. Benefit performance of a play written by Solomon Simon, adapted by Howard Rosenfield and performed by Acorn Productions. The suggested donation for tickets is $10, at the door. Call 879-0028 for more information.


“God, Holy Scripture and Man’s Church,” 7 to 9 p.m., start of a weekly study group at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church at Cathedral Pines Chapel, 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. The sessions are free and open to everyone. For more information, call 799-5141.

“Just Breathe: Simply Meditate,” The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. For beginners and experienced meditators with Buddhist teacher Clare Morin. Sessions are held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 22 and again from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Feb. 23. The cost is $8 per class. For more information, call 508-979-8277.