Free college aid workshop

College Goal Maine is offering a series of free workshops this month and next to provide parents and students with assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form required for all state and federal financial aid, including loans.

For a list of upcoming workshops, call 1-800-228-3734 or go to


Author talk

Charlotte Bacon, author of “The Twisted Thread” and “Lessons from a Year in Bali,” will give a talk at noon Tuesday at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

The talk is part of the library’s lunch box series. Visitors should bring lunch. The library will offer beverages and desserts. Books will be available for sale and signing.

For more information, call 781-2351 or go to


Food addicts meeting

There will be a meeting, “Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous,” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maine Medical Center-Learning Resource Center, U.S. Route One.

It is a 12-step program for individuals struggling with food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia.

There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call 1-800-600-6028 or go to


Red Cross class

Saint Joseph’s College is offering Red Cross classes this weekend in wilderness and remote first aid.

The two-day course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus.

The class will teach first aid principles and skills for responding to emergencies and situations where emergency medical services are unavailable, such as the wilderness and remote environments or urban disasters. Participants will receive a handbook, reference pocket guide, a Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification, and a CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification.

The cost is $110 for certification class and $100 for recertification.

To register, call 893-6615.


Get financially fit

The Institute for Financial Literacy is offering a seminar about getting fit financially from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the institute, 260 Western Ave.

The cost is free. To register, call 221-3663 or visit


E-reader workshop

There will be a workshop on learning to use an e-reader at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Peaks Island Branch Library.

Participants will learn how to download books from the library catalog onto an e-reader. People should bring their laptop and Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony, iPad, iPhone or any other e-reader device to the workshop.

For more information, call 766-5540.


Autism playtime

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is holding a series of free playtimes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The program, called “Play our Way,” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the museum, 142 Free St.

The playtimes will be held when the museum is closed to the public. Families will have the chance to explore exhibits with others who understand their children’s unique behaviors. The museum’s lighting will be reduced and filters will be added to fluorescent lighting. Noise-reducing headphones will be available.

For more information and a list of other playtimes, call 828-1234.

Computer training

The Portland Public Library is offering two basic trainings this month for people who want to learn how to use a computer.

The first class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the library. Another class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 26.

The workshop will be led by Raminta Moore, a technical aid at the library.


Floral arrangement lecture

Rhonda Davis, of Harmon and Barton, will give a lecture at 9 a.m. today at the Regional Learning Center at Tidewater Farm on Clearwater Drive.

Davis will teach people how to create flower arrangements.

Saint Mary’s Garden Club is offering the talk and it’s open to the public.

The cost is $10.

For more information, call 781-4889. 


Free income tax help

There will be a presentation about getting ready to file your income taxes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

The program will be led by Sharon Ross, program director of the Midcoast CA$H Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Volunteers of America.

Ross will discuss basic tax concepts and tips to help you prepare your own taxes and claim all the credits you’re eligible for.

This program is free. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 725-5242.


Home energy clinics

The Midcoast Green Collaborative is offering two home energy clinics this month.

A clinic will be held from 5:30 to

7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St. in Bath.

Another clinic will be offered through Five Town Adult Education from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Camden Hills High School, 33 Keelson Dr. in Rockport.

Admission is free but tax deductible donations are always welcome.

For more information, call 563-5487 or go to


Homeschool group meeting

A homeschooling group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. tonight at the Kennebunk Free Library.

Parents considering homeschooling their children are encouraged to attend. Activities for children will be provided. The drop-in group usually meets on the first Monday of every month.

For more information, call 985-2173 or go to


Snow sports jam

The Biddeford Big Air and Rail Jam will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the New Life Church.

The ski and snow board event will include sponsor booths, refreshments, graffiti art demonstrations, and winter sport giveaways from sponsors. Andy Finch, an Amazing Race contestant, Olympic, X-Games, and World Cup Athlete, will be at the event.

Registration will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to everyone.

The Biddeford Big Air and Rail Jam is a Unite Maine, Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ and a Loon Area Christian Ministries event.

For more information, go to


Gorham Woman’s Club

The Gorham Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Parish Church on Church Street.
Cathy White, New England Regional President will speak. She will also present several 50-year pins to several club members.

Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 839-6375.


Historic tannery talk

Sandy Cox will give an illustrated talk on the Camden Tannery at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

Cox is the son of Richard Cox, the former manager of the tannery.

Cox will incorporate some black and white photographs that Bonnie Farmer created in 1990. He wants to add photographs, snapshots, and memorabilia that former employees and neighbors might have of the tannery.

The talk kicks off history month at the library. It will host a series of speakers on local history throughout the month. For a list of other talks this month, go to


Split bamboo fishing rods discussion

Sante Guiliani and Fred Kretchman will lead a discussion about split bamboo fishing rods at 7 p.m. Friday at the York Public Library.

The speakers are encouraging people to bring their antique fishing tackle for identification, evaluation, and value on today’s market.

For more information, call 363-2818 or go to