SOUTH PORTLAND

Grief support group

VNA Home Health & Hospice will host a six-week grief support group from 10:30 a.m. to noon, on Mondays beginning tonight 50 Foden Road.

Organizers are encouraged to attend all sessions. The last meeting will be on April 2, 2012.

To sign up or for more information, call 400-8714.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Workshop about memory loss

There will be a workshop for people who want to know more about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Boothbay Region Adult Education, 236 Townsend Ave.

The cost is free. To register, call 772-0115.

KENNEBUNK

Genealogy group meeting

The Kennebunk Free Library Genealogy Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday for a “Problem Solving Roundtable” meeting, which focuses on organizing your genealogical research.

The meeting will be held in Hank’s Room of the library, 112 Main St. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 985-2173 or go to www.kennebunklibrary.org.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Tax talk at library

Mary Williams of H&R Block, will present a workshop, “Tax talk,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edith Belle Memorial Library in Old Orchard Beach.

PORTLAND

Grief support group

A GriefShare Recovery Support Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays beginning March 5 at First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Rd. in Portland.

It’s a weekly group for those grieving the death of someone close.  For more details, call 773-3123.  

STANDISH

Kids Night Out

The Athletics Department at Saint Joseph’s College is offering its Kids Night Out program on Saturday at the Harold Alfond Recreation Center on campus.

The event, held from 5:30 to 9 p.m., will feature games, movies, swimming, rock climbing, arts and crafts and sports. The program is open to children ages 7 to 13-years-old. The cost is $12 per child and $6 for each additional child.

The program will he held again on March 24 and April 14.

For more information, call 893-7661.

CAMDEN

Talk to explain Medicare

Julie Allen, of the Camden First Aid Association, will give a talk on Medicare, MaineCare, and other third party insurers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library.

Allen will talk about the choices you have when dealing with medical expenses, what you may be responsible for when you least expect it, and what will no longer be covered.

ROCKLAND

Indoor cycling event

The American Cancer Society will host a three-hour indoor cycling event, Spin for Hope from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday at Sphere Fitness on Main Street.

The cost is $25. Participants can register as an individual or form a team of two or more people and take turns cycling. 

For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or go to spinforhope.org.

ROCKLAND

Networking event

The Kiwanis Club is holding an informal networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Sky Cantina restaurant, 5 Country Way in Rockland.

There will be light appetizers, door prizes and a cash bar.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, email [email protected]

PORTLAND

Memory loss information

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will present a workshop, “The Basics – memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” from noon to 1 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church,  202 Woodford St.

This workshop is for people who want to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
For more information, call 772-0115.

SACO   

Cancer Care workshop

Southern Maine Medical Center’s Cancer Care Program is offering free class, “Managing the emotional roller coaster that accompanies cancer,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 5 at SMMC’s PrimeCare conference room, 13 Industrial Park Road.

The class will be led by Dawn Pelletier Stratton, LCPC, who will offer strategies to help people struggling with the emotional highs and lows that accompany cancer.
Space is limited.

To reserve a spot, call 283-7320.

PORTLAND

All welcome to shape note

A shape note singing event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave.

This four-part singing tradition, also known as Sacred Harp Singing is loud, exciting and raises the spirits.

Everyone is invited to participate. The cost is free.

SCARBOROUGH

Library celebrates leap year

The Scarborough Public Library will celebrate leap year on Wednesday with a scavenger hunt and screening of Pirates of Penzance at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 883-4723 or go to www.library.scarborough.me.us.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Mental health forum

The South Portland Police Department, along with several mental health professionals, will hold a public forum about mental health issues in the community, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Rd.

Mental health professionals from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Opportunity Alliance, the Community Counseling Center, and the Portland Police Department’s Mental Health Unit, will be at the forum.

The goal is to provide a platform to discuss how police interact with the mentally ill. The forum is open to the public.

KENNEBUNK

Harlem Rockets in town

The Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team will perform and play at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at Kennebunk High School.

Tickets range from $8 to $12 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.
For more information, call 985-1110.

FREEPORT

Apple tree pruning  class

Dr. Richard J. Brzozowski, an educator from the University of Maine Cooperative, will teach a workshop Sunday on how to prune apple trees and other fruit trees.

The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the historic Pettengill Farm in Freeport. The cost is $10.
For more information and to register, call 865-3170 or go to www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

RAYMOND

Dr. Seuss celebration

The staff at Raymond Elementary School will hold an event Friday night to celebrate Dr. Seuss.

The event, held at 6:30 p.m. at the school, will feature games, crafts, storytelling and prizes. 

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

‘Lorax’ program at library

The staff at the Libby Memorial Library will read “The Lorax,” a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the library, 27 Staples St.

The event will also give kids an opportunity to make Truffula Tree Cupcakes.

For more information, call 934-4351.

YARMOUTH

Academy student exhibit

Students at North Yarmouth Academy will exhibit their artwork at Mercy’s Primary Care facility in Yarmouth.

The latest exhibition includes a compilation of black and white photography by NYA art teacher, Abbie Sewall, and features several award-winning images by students who attended NYA from 2001 to 2008 and were recognized by the Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Tuesday at Mercy Yarmouth, 385 U.S. Route One.

TOPSHAM

Disaster training program

The American Red Cross is holding a series of disaster trainings beginning this week from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mid Coast Chapter office, 16 Community Way.

The training is free. Pre-registration is required.

To register, call 729-6779.