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]

Fri/9

Miscellaneous

  • 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.
  • Youth art Month, reception for Mt. Ararat Art, 5-7 p.m., Coleman Burke Gallery, Brunswick; [email protected]
  • Springtime Floriade, opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; 653-9334 or www.ChocolateChurchGallery.blogspot.com.
  • Vital Connections gathering, 6 p.m., potluck and 6:30 p.m. presentations, Sweetser, Bath Road, Brunswick; program: “What is the value of a biblical world view in the midst of collapsing sacred structures and reflections on Christian ministry among the church-allergic?” by Pastor Bill Bliss; “How best can local government support localization and community-building opportunities and projects — with examples and lessons from Topsham,” by John Rensenbrink; and “An idea worth exploring: How serving a meal can be the catalyst for long-lasting social change,” by Patty Kimball; discussion to follow presentations; 371-2077.

Performances

  • Teatime concert: Olivier Messiaen anniversary concert, 4 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; preconcert talk by Daniel Sonenberg, 3 p.m.; free; 798-4141.
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a production of New England Regional Theater Company, 6 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; $10, $8 seniors and students, $6 under age 12; [email protected]
  • WOW Community Performance, circus arts show by the Woodside One Wheelers, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, 73 Eagles Way, Topsham.
  • Regional high school one-act play competition, various locations; at Freeport High School (865-4706): 6:30 p.m., Portland — “The Other Room,” Wiscasset — “Things Fall (Meanwhile),” Morse — “Foreverland,” and Monmouth Academy — “Removing the Glove.” At Leavitt Area High School, Turner (225-3533): 6 p.m., Winslow — “All Out!,” Gray New Gloucester — “Once Upon a Grapevine,” and Leavitt — “A Play With Words.” www.MaineDramaCouncil.com.
  • Round top coffee house, with featured guest: Greg Klyma, the Rust Belt Vagabond, 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.
  • Benefit Concert for Jacob Cuff, a Morse High alumnus who was recently diagnosed with leukemia; 6:30 p.m. silent auction; 7 p.m. concert, Montgomery Theatre, Morse High School, High Street, Bath; donations at the door.
  • Faculty concert to benefit 317 Main Community Center, 7-9 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $25; 846-9559 or www.OneLongFellowsquare.com.
  • The Compleat Works of Wm Shakespeare [abridged], a presentation of The Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors/students; 865-5505 or www.FreeportFactory.org.
  • Great Bay Sailor, 7:30 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg; $10, $6 for students and children, under 8 is free; refreshments; 389-1770.
  • A Nervous Smile, a production of Dramatic Repertory Company, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $10-$20; www.DramaticRep.org or 1-800-838-3006.
  • Little Me, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $25; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.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.
  • Lenten Haddock supper, 5-7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick; proceeds benefit Habitat for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program; $8, $4 youth, $2 under 5 (pizza option available); 729-3509.

Talks-Workshops

  • What’s Happening in Downtown Brunswick, by Brunswick Downtown Association director Stephanie Slocum 3:30 p.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick; 729-8033.

Sat/10

Miscellaneous

  • Girl Scout cookie booth, 9 a.m.-noon, Durham Get N Go; sponsored by Brownie Troop 72; or order from Nancy Decker 751-1323.
  • 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; free open house, mini adventure 1-4:30 p.m. is $40; for ages 9 and up; 350-5926 or www.DragonsEyeVentures.com.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • Lenten Vigil for disarmament, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bath Iron Works administration building, Washington St., Bath; Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm 763-4062.
  • Brunswick Barter market, 3-5 p.m., Shift Sustainable Home Goods, 56 Maine St.; sponsored by Merrymeeting Permaculture and Transition; free; http://tiny.url.com/bartermarket.
  • Aauctions to Benefit Woolwich central School 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., 5-6 p.m. preview and silent auction, 6-8 p.m. live auction, Huse School gym, Bath; www.Woolwich.RSU1.org.

Performances

  • Regional high school one-act play competition, various locations; at Freeport High School (865-4706): 12:30 p.m., Cheverus — “Das Box,” Medomak — “Stand Centre Stage and Bark!,” Boothbay — “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet”; 7 p.m., Falmouth — “This Is Where We Came In,” Freeport — “The Carnival of Curiousity.” At noon, Yarmouth — “Bottom’s Dream,” Spruce Mountain — “Opening Doors,” Lisbon — “The Boor,” Fryeburg — “Coming Through the Rye”; 6:30 p.m., Oak Hill — “Requiem: Poems of the Terezin,” Edward Little — “Speed Date.”
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a production of New England Regional Theater Company, 6 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; $10, $8 seniors and students, $6 under age 12; [email protected]
  • 34th annual Devonsquare/Schooner Fare Reunion Concert, benefits Jack McPhillips Memorial Fund, 6:30 p.m., The Landing at Pine Point, 253 Pine Point Road, Scarborough; $20-$25; www.TheLandingAtPinePoint.com/purchase/cart.html?event=547.
  • Little Me, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $30; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • The Compleat Works of Wm Shakespeare [abridged], a presentation of The Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors/students; 865-5505 or www.FreeportFactory.org.
  • Lynn Deeves and Band, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner; $16, $13 members (bring a nonmember free), $6 student up to 22; 582-7144 and www.JohnsonHall.org.
  • Midcoast Symphony orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston; $17, 18 and younger free; 846-5378 or www.MidcoastSymphony.org.
  • A Nervous Smile, a production of Dramatic Repertory Company, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $10-$20; www.DramaticRep.org or 1-800-838-3006.
  • Charley Kohlhase and Explorers Club, his 10-piece orchestra, 8 p.m., Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford’s St., Portland; $10 advance, $5 students and seniors; $15 at door; 828-1310.
  • Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; $20 advance, $25 at door; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.com; www.EnterTheHaggis.com.

Public Meals

  • Community breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick; $6, $3 under 12; 725-5461.
  • All-you-can-eat barbecue chicken supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Durham Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Road, Route 136; $9, $6 seniors and ages 6-12, younger kids eat free; Larry 837-3735.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Talks-Workshops

  • Pruning workshop, by arborist Tom Hoerth, 9 a.m.-noon, Bath City Hall basement conference room, Front St.; 443-4739 or 443-8332.
  • Pine Tree Society and the Hyde Memorial Home … A Proud History, by Anne Marsh, 10:30 a.m., Hyde Mansion, 616 High St., Bath; talk and tour of mansion; sponsored by Bath Historical Society; 443-5141 x18.

Sun/11

Miscellaneous

  • Bath Antiques show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School; 50 dealers; $4, $3.50 with this notice; 443-8983.
  • Rabies Plus! Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick; ear cleanring $5-$10, microchipping $25, vaccines $10; 725-5051 or www.CoastalHumaneSociety.org.
  • Nature program, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport; meat at benches by second parking lot, weather permitting; free with admission, $1 ages 5-11, $3 ages 12-64, 65 and older or 5 and under free; 865-4465.
  • Bath Blarney Days: pig roast, noon-9 p.m., Beale St. Barbecue; Irish singalong, 5-7 p.m., Byrnes Irish Pub; 442-7291; schedule www.VisitBath.com.

Performances

  • The Compleat Works of Wm Shakespeare [abridged], a presentation of The Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 2 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors/students; 865-5505 or www.FreeportFactory.org.
  • Little Me, presented by Good Theater, 2 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $30; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • A Nervous Smile, a production of Dramatic Repertory Company, 2 p.m., Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $10-$20; www.DramaticRep.org or 1-800-838-3006.
  • Concerts at Jewett Series, featuring Boogie 2 Shooz, 2 p.m., University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Science; $10, $5 students, 12 and under free; 621-3551 or www.ConcertsAtJewett.com.
  • Midcoast Symphony orchestra, 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham; $17, 18 and younger free; 846-5378 or www.MidcoastSymphony.org.
  • Auditions for “Rabbit Hole,” a production of Community Little Theatre, 6 p.m., Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn; performances June 1-10; www.laclt.com/audition.

Public Meals

  • American Legion 93rd Birthday Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Post 153, 71 South Main St., New Auburn; scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, baked beans. toast, crepes; $6; 782-1118.

Talks-Workshops

  • Caring for God’s Creation: The Role of Faith Communities, by the Rev. James Deming, 11:30 a.m., First Parish Church’s Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunwick; light refreshments; part of First Parish’s “Windows on the Environment” series; 729-7331 or www.firstparish.net.
  • Memorial and Friendship Garden at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, by Suzanne Bushnell, 2 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 833-7371; poor weather call Brina 729-4098.
  • Winter gardening series: Vegetable Gardening 104, by Judy Reynolds, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; program focus: companion planting and starting seedlings indoors, what varieties to start; sponsored by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust; 798-5899.
  • From Sugar to Ice: A History of Trade on the Kennebec, by Bill Bunting, 2 p.m., Old Fort Western, Augusta; free; refreshments; 626-2385 or www.OldFortWestern.org.

Mon/12

Miscellaneous

  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • Game Day, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.
  • Free Tax-Aide, noon-3:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; 729-0475. By appointment.
  • Craft Meetup, for knitters, beaders, weavers, quilters, rug hookers, etc.; bring project to work on or share, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510.
  • Bath Blarney Days: Irish Sessiun, 7-9 p.m., Byrnes Irish Pub; 442-7291; schedule www.VisitBath.com.

Performances

  • Portland Symphony orchestra dress reheasrsal, with guests The Choral Art Society and soprano Jessica Cates: Brahms, Poulenc and Scheherazade, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland; free with donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank; 842-0800 or www.PCAGreatPerformances.org.

Tue/13

Miscellaneous

  • Guided Beaver Park Morning Walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 8:30 a.m.-noon, People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-0757. By appointment.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; 443-5141. No appointment needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lego League, for ages 7 and older, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; ages 6 and older; bring own Legos and snack; led by Matt Boyle; 443-5141 x17.
  • Friends of the factory stage social mixer, 5:30 p.m., Linda bean’s Restaurant, corner of Main and Bow Sts., Freeport; learn about opportunities with Freeport Factory Stage; 865-5505 or www.FreeportFactory.com.
  • 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.
  • Auditions for “Rabbit Hole,” a production of Community Little Theatre, 6 p.m., Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn; performances June 1-10; www.laclt.com/audition.
  • Gray Ghosts Fly Tying Club, for old tiers and newcomers, with Maine Guide Greg Bostater and Don Bastian, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Parish Church, Yarmouth; sponsored by Sebago Trout Unlimited; $10; 781-4762.

Performances

  • Storytelling and music by Jan Zimmermann, 10 a.m., Freeport Community Library; all ages.
  • Portland Symphony orchestra Tuesday Classical Series, with guests The Choral Art Society and soprano Jessica Cates: Brahms, Poulenc and Scheherazade, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland; lecture 6:15 p.m.; $20-$70; 842-0800 or www.PCAGreatPerformances.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]
  • Friends of Merrymeeting Bay speaker series: “Steamboating on the Sasanoa-Bath to Boothbay,” by nautical historian Charlie Ipcar, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; free; Ed Friedman 666-3372, [email protected] or www.FriendsOfMerrymeetingBay.org.

Wed/14

Miscellaneous

  • Free Tax-Aide, 8-11:30 a.m., Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Brunswick; 865-4743 x120. By appointment.
  • Story Time for preschool children, 10:30 a.m., Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St.,; includes storytelling and crafts; 882-7161.
  • Current Events Forum, noon-1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; sponsored by Midcoast Senior College; moderator to facilitate topics ranging from local, national and international; free.
  • Winter film series — Oscar-winning love stories: From Here to Eternity (1953), 2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; refreshments; 443-5141 x25 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 3:30-7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510. By appointment.

Performances

  • Little Me, presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • A Nervous Smile, a production of Dramatic Repertory Company, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $10-$20; www.DramaticRep.org or 1-800-838-3006.

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]
  • Lenten Soup Supper, 5 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave.; supper followed by a program, fellowship and discussion; 443-4707.

Talks-Workshops

  • PFL Book Group: discussing Oliver Sacks’ “Musicophilia,” facilitated by David Ingmundson, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; next month, April 11: Tatiana deRosnay’s “Sarah’s Key”; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Winter read — “Shoutin’ Into the Fog: Growing up on Maine’s Ragged Edge,” by Thomas Hanna; discussion led by Gene Reynolds, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; register 442-8400 or www.KennebecEstuary.org.

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