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]

Mon/12

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, 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 rehearsal, 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

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.
  • 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.
  • CHANS free Blood pressure clinic, 2-3 p.m., Dike’s Landing, Bath Housing, 20 Dike’s Landing Road; 729-6782.
  • 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.
  • Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation Nights, 4:30-7:30 p.m., McClellan Building, corner of Union and Station streets, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; sponsored by Midcoast Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CA$H); preparers able to answer questions while person fills out own forms; some restrictions, schedule appointment 373-1140 x206.
  • CHANS free Blood pressure clinic, 5-6 p.m., Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave.; 729-6782.
  • Friends of the factory stage social mixer, 5:30 p.m., Linda bean’s Restaurant, corner of Main and Bow streets., 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.

Talks-Workshops

  • Steamboating on the Sasanoa — Bath to Boothbay, by Charlie Ipcar, nautical historian and musician, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; sponsored by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay; 666-3372 or www.FriendsOfMerrymeetingBay.org.

Wed/14

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, 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.
  • Book Babies, for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; 20 minutes of rhyming stories, finger plays and song; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • 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.
  • Eager Beaver Knitters, 6-8:30 p.m., Beaver Park Lone Pine Lodge, 37 Cotton Road, Lisbon; bring own materials; Verla Brooks 353-9075 or [email protected]

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

  • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch cafe, noon-1 p.m., Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, 800 High St.; corned beef meal, St. Paddy’s Day treats, 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

  • Bees: Nature’s Friend, noon, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road; free; refreshments before program; 729-1295 or www.MaineGardenClub.org/Topsham.html.
  • Managing Credit and Debt, by Leslie Linfield, 5:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; refreshments; 725-5242 x216.
  • 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.
  • Highlights at the Maine State Museum: The Red Paint People, by Bruce Bourque, 6:30 p.m., Maine State Museum, Augusta; free; www.MaineStateMuseum.org.

Thu/15

Miscellaneous

Guided Beaver Park Morning Walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.

  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Brunswick; 725-1727. By appointment, walk-ins accepted.
  • 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; $2; 729-0475.
  • Time for Twos, 10:30-11 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; short stories, songs and puppets; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • CHANS free Blood pressure clinic, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-6782.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 12:30-4 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-0757. By appointment.
  • Home school time, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Tax prep, by Midcoast Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CA$H) Coalition, by appointment, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Wiscasset; 319-1390 or www.cashmaine.org/locations/midcoast.

Performances

  • 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; pay-what-you-can; 865-5505 or www.FreeportFactory.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.
  • 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

  • Container Gardening workshop, by Kerry Michaels, 12:30 p.m., Thornton Oaks, Brunswick; sponsored by Harpswell Garden Club; free; Marcy McGuire 729-3509.
  • Deep Energy Retrofits, by Al Heath, 7 p.m., Shift, 56 Maine St., Brunswick; free; registration 729-4050 or [email protected]

Fri/16

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

  • Preschool storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; stories, songs, puppets and crafts for 3- to 5-year-olds; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Light Body free healing clinic, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; free care includes physical and massage therapists, reflexology, reiki, integrated energy therapy, dietitian information; any donations benefit Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program; People Plus 729-0757 or Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy 729-1164.
  • 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.
  • Bath Blarney Days: free Irish cultural evening, featuring poetry, music and art, 5-7 p.m., Bath City Hall; 442-7291; schedule www.VisitBath.com.
  • Bath Family Dance, music by Danceboat, 6:30-8 p.m., Bath Dance Works, 72 Front St., third floor; bring nonstreet shoes to dance in; instruction offered; family dance $3, $12 family; Sharon Pyne 522-3900 or www.ChildrensMusicOfBathBrunswick.com.

Performances

  • Once Upon A Leprechaun, a production of St. John’s School and Midcoast Youth Theater, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church basement, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick; $8, $5 seniors/students.
  • Hometown hootenanny, 7 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; $10 advance, $15 at door; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.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.
  • 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

  • Fireside Luncheon, noon, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $5 younger than 65, $4 65 and older; reservations 729-0475.
  • Lenten Haddock supper, 5-7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick; proceeds benefit Hospice of Midcoast Maine; $8, $4 youth, $2 under 5 (pizza option available); 729-3509.

Sat/17

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Bath Blarney Days: various activities throughout day; ends with Blarney Ball, 7-10 p.m., Winter St. Center, with music by Big Chips Trio, dancing, refreshments; prizes, cash bar; $15, benefits Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.; 442-7291; schedule www.VisitBath.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.
  • Artist Reception, 4-6 p.m., Summer Island Studio, Tontine Mall, Brunswick; 373-1810.

Performances

  • Once Upon A Leprechaun, a production of St. John’s School and Midcoast Youth Theater, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church basement, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick; $8, $5 seniors/students.
  • 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.
  • 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; $30; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.

Public Meals

  • Chicken pie supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave.; also mashed potato, vegetables, “Clare’s Famous Grapefruit Pudding”; $7.50, $3.50 ages 12 and younger; take-outs 443-4707.
  • Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Phippsburg Sportsman’s Association, 272 Maine Road; $7, ages 12 and under free; 386-1063.
  • Traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner, 5-7 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell; $8, $4, $20 family; 833-5567.

Talks-Workshops

  • The Making of an Antique Hot Rod, by Richard Peek, 1:30 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum; free; part of museum’s Winter Education Series; 594-4418 or www.OwlsHead.org.

Sun/18

Miscellaneous

  • 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.
  • Renewal, movie screening, 4 p.m., First Parish Church’s Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunwick; part of First Parish’s “Windows on the Environment” series; 729-7331 or www.firstparish.net.

Performances

  • Once Upon A Leprechaun, a production of St. John’s School and Midcoast Youth Theater, 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church basement, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick; $8, $5 seniors/students.
  • 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, 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

  • Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath; features eggs to order, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, french toast, homefries, juice, biscuits, gravy, muffins; $6, $3 under 12, $15 family; 443-6015.

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