We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar.

Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. Send them to: Calendar Editor, The Times Record, P.O. Box 10, Brunswick, ME 04011; by fax, 721-3151; or e-mail [email protected]

Wed/8

Blood drive

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

Miscellaneous

  • Free Tax-Aide, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3:30-7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510. By appointment.
  • Winter Film Series — Oscar-winning love stories: Out of Africa (1985, PG), 2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; refreshments; 443-5141 x25 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Five River Arts Alliance presenting new team, structure, Website, 5 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick; 725-5222 or www.explorefrontier.com.
  • College Goal Maine, free assistance with Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, sponsored by Finance Authority of Maine, 6 p.m., Morse High School, 826 High St., Bath; FAME 1-800-228-3734 or www.CollegeGoalSundayMaine.com.
  • PFL Book Group: discussing Jane Austen’s “Persuasion,” facilitated by Susan Beegel, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; next month, March 14: Oliver Sacks’ “Musicophilia”; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Valentine’s Day Party, 7 p.m., Lisbon Historical Society, MTM Center, 18 School St., Lisbon; free to public; Dorothy J. Smith 353-8510 or [email protected]
  • Lourdes, in French with English subtitles, 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; part of five-day Francophone Film Festival; 725-3465.

Performances

  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $15; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Sweethearts’ Night out: Musical Couples play love songs, featuring Darol Anger/Emy Phelps, Lissa Schneckenburger/Corey DiMario, and Brittany Haas/Kai Welch, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland; for tickets 239-1855 or www.OneLongFellowsquare.com.

Public Meals

  • Lunch Cafe, noon-1 p.m., Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, 800 High St.; 3-course meal and beverage, $7; operated by culinary arts students; reservations 443-8257 or [email protected]

Talks-Workshops

  • Longfellow Days — “What’s Love Got to do with it?: Changing Patterns for Dating and Marriage,” by Wendy Christensen, part of Midcoast Senior College Winter Wisdom Series, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; free.
  • Money Works for Women financial literacy program: informal discussion of book “Your Money and Your Brain,” by Jason Zweig, 5:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; free; refreshments; Ellen hawkins 725-5242 x216 or [email protected]

Thu/9

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.
  • Thursday Hikers: Bath Golf Course; meet 8:45 a.m. at Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham; snowshoe or cross-country ski, or hike; bring water and snack; 319-7355.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Brunswick; 725-1727. By appointment, walkins accepted.
  • Free Leg Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Vein healthcare Center, 100 Foden Road, South Portland; free screenings by appointment only; 221-7799 or www.VeinHealthcareCenter.com.
  • Children’s Reading and Craft Circle, 10 a.m., Shift: Sustainable Home Goods, 56 Maine St., Brunswick; reading “Diary of a Worm” and making vermi-condos (miniature worm composting bins) with Brett “The Worm Wiz”; free; 729-4050.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; 443-5141. No appointment needed.
  • Laughing Club for Everyone, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $2; 729-0475.
  • Time for Twos, 10:30-11 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; short stories, songs and puppets; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 12:30-4 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-0757. By appointment.
  • Home School Time, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Dreamland Theater: “Shawshank Redemption,” 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.
  • Francophone Film Festival: “C’est dur d’etre aime par des cons (It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks), 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.

Performances

  • Noonday Concerts, featuring Michael Albert and Bekkeh Willey, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-3356.
  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Novel Jazz Septet, 7-9:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta; with special guests Pete Blue, Brent Strombeck and Chris Rogers; $12, $10 seniors, $5 ages 12-18, under 12 free; 563-5513.
  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; pay-what-you-want; www.FreeportFactory.org or 865-5505.
  • Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon; hosted by Charlie Wing and the band Tripolar; [email protected]

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

  • Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill and teh Queerness of Gothic, by Matthew Reeve, 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3697.
  • Stop Dirty tar sands oil from coming through Maine, by Jim Murphy of National Wilflife Federation and Sierra Club’s Kate Colarulli, 7 p.m., Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland; free, but must RSVP 430-0105 or [email protected]

Fri/10

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Sweets for the Sweet valentine bake sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital café corridor, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; sponsored by Hospital Auxiliary to benefit scholarship fund; 373-6015.
  • 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.
  • National Senior Independence, learn about services and techniques for remaining independent as a senior, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.
  • 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.
  • Artists Reception for Explorations, work by Alan Mast, 6-8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 798-3938 or [email protected]
  • Francophone Film Festival: “Deux de la vague (Two in the Wave), 4 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.
  • Francophone Film Festival: White Material, 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.
  • Dance Party with VJ Pulse and DJ Hanzo, 8:30 p.m., Franco Center Heritage Hall, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston; $7; 689-2000 or www.FrancoCenter.org/box-office-info.

Performances

  • Round Top Coffee House, with featured guest: Mehuman Jonson, 6:45 p.m., Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Farm, Route 1B, Damariscotta; open mic 6:45-8:15 p.m., featured act 8:30-9:30 p.m.; $6, $3 seniors, under 12 free; 677-2354 or 563-1393.
  • Rotary Concert to Benefit Famine Relief in Horn of Africa, 7 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham; various area musicians with 20-minute sets, including John Dennen, Jud Caswell, David Bullard and Sound WayVz Jazz Band; $12, $6 students.
  • Evening of Song, Silent Auction and Fundraiser to benefit New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Church, 888 Washington St., Bath; 7-8 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 8-10 p.m., performance and desserts; $15, $25 couple; 798-6966 or [email protected]
  • James Montgomery Blues Band and Barrence Whitfield and David Hull, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland; $15 advanced, $20 at door, $30 VIP; www.PortCityMusicHall.com or 899-4990 x302.
  • The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors and students; www.FreeportFactory.org or 865-5505.
  • Beyond Therapy, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m., Curtis Room of Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $17, $15 seniors/students; limited seating; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.org.
  • Bach Concertos for multiple harpsichords, featuring Ray Cornils and John Corrie, with chamber orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 798-4141.
  • Jeff Warner with Barbara Benn, performing songs of the 19th century, 7:30 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church lane, Phippsburg; $10, $6 students and children, free under 8; 389-1770.
  • 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.

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.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs Supper, to benefit Scout Troop 648, 5-7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St.; $7, $4 ages 12 and younger, under 5 free, families $20; also salad, roll, dessert; 371-9078.

Talks-Workshops

  • American Artists as Collectors and Tastemakers: Objects, History and the Imagined Self, by Isabel L. Taube, 7 p.m., Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3697.

Sat/11

Miscellaneous

  • Harpswell Republican Town Caucus, 9 a.m., Old Orr’s isalnd Schoolhouse, 833-3065; [email protected]
  • Brunswick Republican Town Caucus, 9-11 a.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; [email protected]
  • Open House for Dragon’s Eye Ventures: Mythical Expeditions for Mavens of Mystery and Riddle Ravelers, 9 a.m.-noon, Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; open house free, live role playing adventure 1-4 p.m. is $40 for ages 9 to adult; 350-5926, www.DragonsEyeVentures.com.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • Tours of Longfellow’s home, every hour on the hour, Chamberlain Museum, Maine and Potter Sts., Brunswick; 721-0141.
  • Bath Savings Institution Tax Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kanbar Hall computer lab, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; free tax preparation, plus free credit report review; appointments 319-1390; sponsored by Midcoast Maine Creating Assets, Savings and Hope Coalition: ww.cashmaine.org/locations/midcoast.
  • Free Tour of Longfellow’s home, noon-3 p.m., Joshua Chamberland Museum, Maine and Potter streets; tours each hour on the hour; part of 9th annual Longfellow Days.
  • Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Help,” (2011, PG-13) 6 p.m., Long Branch School and General Store, 30 Main St., Bowdoinham; free; 666-8900 or www.LongBranchSchool.com.
  • Francophone Film Festival: “L’illusionniste (The Illusionist), 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.

Performances

  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 3 and 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20 matinee, $25 evening; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Maam Jamms concert series, 6-9 p.m., Yankee lanes, Portland; $5; featured bands at www.MaineAcademyOfModernMusic.org.
  • The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors and students; www.FreeportFactory.org or 865-5505.
  • Beyond Therapy, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m., Curtis Room of Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $17, $15 seniors/students; limited seating; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.org.
  • Valentine’s Benefit Concert, featuring Gregg Goodbrod and Denise Whelan (stars of upcoming “Sunset Boulevard,” 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; desserts and cocktails, concert; $100; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.
  • A Valentine to French Romanticism, featuring violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; $15 advance, $18 at door; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Primo Cubano, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner; $15, $13 members, $6 student; www.JohnsonHall.org or 582-7144.
  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.

Public Meals

  • Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Richmond; $7, $4 ages 5-12, 5 and under free, $20 family max; 737-4735.
  • Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Durham Masonic Lodge; also chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, pickles, homemade pies; $7.50, $3 ages 5-12, free under 5.
  • Baked Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon; $7, $4 under 12, under 4 free, $18 family; 353-5636.
  • Valentine Celebration Roast Beef dinner, 5-7 p.m., Elijah kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell; $8, $4 children, $20 families; 833-5567.
  • Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick; $8, $4 ages 6-12, free 5 and under; reservations 725-2185.
  • Public Supper, 5 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St.; 3 kinds of beans, chop suey, coleslaw, mac and cheese, hot dogs, desserts; $8, $4 children; 865-6022.
  • Cumberland County Lincoln Club dinner, 6 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, Outer Congress St., Portland; $30; cocktail hour with music; dinner (prime rib or baked haddock) begins at 7 p.m.; featured speaker Lynda Sudlow; 712-5336, 854-2469, 773-6587, 883-2826, 894-5063, 837-2400 or 767-3030.

Talks-Workshops

  • Storm Window Insert Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Mid-Coast Energy Systems Learning Center, Route 1, Damariscotta; [email protected]; www.MidCoastGreenCollaborative.org.

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