Thu/26

Miscellaneous

  • Home School Time, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Teen Henna Body Art, 1-3 p.m., Skidhompha Library, Damariscotta; free; ages 13-18; temporary designs fade in 7-14 days; register 563-1058.
  • On the Job: Women Launching New Traditions, documentary film screening, 6:30 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, Bath; $5, $3 members; 443-1316 x323.
  • Open Reception for USM Faculty exhibit, 4-6 p.m., Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Gorham.
  • Dreamland Theater: “La Vie en Rose,” 6:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath; $5, concessions $1, bring own picnic; short films and documentaries prior to main feature; 522-1018 or www.sagadahocpreservation.org.

Performances

  • Noonday Concerts, featuring Laura Kargul on piano and Ronald Lantz on violin, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-3356.
  • Frontiers of Music Concert Series, 7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick; featuring id m theft, Crank Sturgeon, Andrea Pensado,Joshua DeScherer, and Walter Wright and Stephanie Lak; pay what you want; 725-5222 or www.explorefrontier.com.
  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon; hosted by Charlie Wing and the band Tripolar; [email protected]
  • Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $12; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website: www.okbari.org.

Public Meals

  • Region 10 Café, run by students, noon-1 p.m., Region 10 Technical High School, 68 Church Road, Brunswick; 3-course meal $7.50; reservations encouraged 729-6622.

Talks-Workshops

  • Rembrandt the Evangelist, by George Keyes, 4:30 p.m., Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3743.
  • Wondrous Worm Composting, with Worm Wiz Brett Thompson, 7-8:30 p.m., Shift, 56 Maine St., Brunswick; free; 729-4050 or [email protected]
  • Interconnectedness Of Class, Race and Privilage, by Tim Wise, 8 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3375.

Fri/27

Miscellaneous

  • Free Blood Pressure Clinic, sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick; 729-6782.
  • Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; stories, songs, puppets and crafts for 3- to 5-yer-olds; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; ages 7-11; led by Nathaniel Rines; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

Performances

  • As It Is In Heaven, a production of Heartwood Theater, 7:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta; $18, $12 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Winter Cabaret, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; adults-only night of sketch comedy, music, desserts; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • Tracey Grammer and Dan Navarro, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $15 advance, $18 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Websites: www.tracygrammer.com and www.dannavarro.com.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.

Public Meals

  • Haddock Chowder Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Church community hall, 98 South Freeport Road; chowder, soleslaw, corn muffins, cake; $8 (includes seconds), $6 takeouts; 865-4012.

Talks-Workshops

  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, 12:30 p.m., Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free, tickets required, available at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick; book discussions throughout day at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick High School and Bowdoin College; 725-5242.

Sat/28

Performances

  • The Holmes Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $25 advance, $28 at door; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.org.
  • As It Is In Heaven, a production of Heartwood Theater, 7:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta; $18, $12 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $25; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Joe Gallant and Amanda Gervasi concert, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick; $10 advance, $12 at door; 725-5222 or www.explorefrontier.com.
  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • Willie Nile, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $20 advance, $23 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website: www.willienile.com.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.

Public Meals

  • Baked Bean and Casserole supper, 4-6 p.m., Bowdoinham Fire Station, Post Road; $8, $3 under 12; Susann Uhle 666-8801.
  • Home Baked bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St., Lisbon; $6, $3 ages 6-12, 5 and under free; 353-8951.
  • Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick; 3 kinds of beans, hot dogs, ham, homemade salads, pies; $7, $3 children, under 6 free; 729-7331.
  • Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, 116 Main St., Yarmouth; 3 kinds of beans, coleslaw, mac and cheese, hot dogs, homemade pies and biscuits; $8, $4; 846-3773.

Talks-Workshops

  • Master Food preservers, Emily Theilmann and Vivian Page, discuss acide canning techniques, 10 a.m., Midcoast Winter Farmers Market, Topsham Grange Hall, 47 Pleasant St.
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich; book discussions throughout day at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick High School and Bowdoin College; 725-5242.

Sun/29

Miscellaneous

  • Nature Program, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport; meet by bench at second parking lot; wheel-chair accessible; park entry $1 ages 5-11, $3 ages 12-64, free under 5 and over 65; 865-4465.

Performances

  • Winter Cabaret, 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; adults-only night of sketch comedy, music, desserts; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • Scott Joplin and Al Jolson Tribute concert, by Ron Carroll and Friends, 2 p.m. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; benefits Pastor Scott Linscott who is awaiting liver transplant; “Friends” are Marcelle Lachance, Pam Tondreau, Ashley Smith, Dan Konieczko, Mike Millett and Michael Kron; $10 at Hannaford in Brunswick; snow date Feb. 12.
  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 2 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $25; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, featuring Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland; $20-$58; Concert Conversation at 1:15 p.m., postconcert Q&A; 842-0800 or www.PortTix.com.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2:30 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.
  • As It Is In Heaven, a production of Heartwood Theater, 3 p.m., Skidompha Library, Main St., Damariscotta; $18, $12 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Portland Rossini Club concert: Richard Roberts, pianist playing works by Bach, Schubert and Mussorgski, 3 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland; $10, $5 seniors, students free; 829-3393.
  • The Jon Herington Bad, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $20 advance, $23 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website: www.jonherington.com.

Talks-Workshops

  • Saving Squirrel Point Light Station, by Fred Kahrl, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; part of library’s annual history series; free; 443-5141 x18 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • College Goal Maine, free assistance with Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, sponsored by Finance Authority of Maine, 2 p.m., Region 10 Technical High School, 68 Church Road, Brunswick; FAME 1-800-228-3734 or www.CollegeGoalSundayMaine.com.
  • Winter Gardening Series: Vegetable Gardening 101, by Linton Studdiford, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; sponsored by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust; 798-5899.
  • The Titanic Centenary: A survivor’s Story, presented by Karen M. Lemke, 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of State and Gary streets, Portland; free; 899-0505.
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich; book discussions throughout day at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick High School and Bowdoin College; 725-5242.

Mon/30

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Game Day, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.
  • Women’s Basic Self-defense Course, for all ages, 6-7 p.m., Wu Hsing Shan, 172 Front St., Bath; four-week course; $25; wear loose clothing; 443-2893.
  • Film screening: “Miss Representation,” presented by Freeport Community Services Tolerance and Respect Project, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport; for ages 14 and up; panel discussion follows; $5 donation; www.MaineBoysToMen.org or Katherine 774-9994.

Performances

  • Decompression Chamber Music Season 4: Ravel’s string quartet, 6 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $12 advance, $15 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com.
  • Martin Swinger and Ed Desjardins, 8:15 p.m., Slates Restaurant, 168 Water St., Hallowell; $15; 622-9575.

Talks-Workshops

  • Current town issues discussion with Brunswick Town Manager Gary Brown and Council Chairwoman Joanne King, 3:30 p.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick; discuss: new police station, Amtrak, new town hall arrangement, former Navy housing; Richard Vidder 798-4670.
  • Feeding Creative Conversation Series: Online Artist Portfolios, by Steve Milligan, Maine Arts Commission, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.; $5, FCA members free.
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich; book discussions throughout day at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick High School and Bowdoin College; 725-5242.

Tue/31

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Guided Beaver Park Morning Walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.
  • Tuesdays with Jessica, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; stories and crafts for young ones, with Jessica Mahnke; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Game Day, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, 164 Pleasant St.; starts with lunch, followed by variety of games; transportation or more info, Barbara Barter 737-2190.
  • Labyrinth Walk, noon-8 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick; 729-7331.
  • knitting Circle ‘Crafternoons,’ 3:30-5 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; age 7 to adult; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Open Community Square Dance, 6 p.m., Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick; instruction and refreshments; $2 community dance, $4 whole night; 6-7 p.m. community/students level; 7-8:30 p.m. students/mainstream level; 8:30-9 p.m. plus level; Polly Harris 373-1778.
  • Freeport Players Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.; casts, crews, audiences welcome; www.FCPOnline.org.

Public Meals

  • Breakfast Cafe, 9-10 a.m., Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, 800 High St.; baked items and eggs to order; operated by culinary arts students; reservations 443-8257 or [email protected]
  • Neighborhood Cafe, free meal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath; also open mic to share music, thoughts, poetry and stories; free; [email protected]

Talks-Workshops

  • Planning Your Website Success, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Enterprises Inc., 36 Water St., Wiscasset; $30; preregister at www.WBCMaine.org/Events; refreshments; 882-7552 x167 or 882-7564.
  • Lunch at the library series: eReading and listening, noon-1:15 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x25 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Community Conversation about Prejudice, facilitated by Steve Wessler from the Portland Center for the Prevention of Hate, 5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; followed by potluck dinner; free; 729-8515.
  • Community Program series: Student presentations, 6:30 p.m. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road; sponsored by Cathance River Education Alliance; www.CREAMaine.org.
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich; book discussions throughout day at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick High School and Bowdoin College; 725-5242.

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