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]

Tue/13

Miscellaneous

  • Free Tax-Aide, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; 443-5141. No appointment needed.
  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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: Teh Red Paint People, by Bruce Bourque, 6:30 p.m., Maine State Museum, Augusta; free; www.MaineStateMuseum.org.

Thu/15

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, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Brunswick; 725-1727. By appointment, walkins 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.
  • Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission annual meeting, featuring economist Charles Colgan, 5-7 p.m., Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter’s Island Road, Boothbay; free, but RSVP 882-5152 or [email protected]

Performances

  • Noonday concerts, featuring pianist Vivian Choi, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-3356.
  • Voices of the Sea — Poetry and Music of Working Fishermen, 5:30-7:30 p.m., DiMillo’s On the Water, Commercial St., Portland; sponsored by Maine Martime Museum, $7, $5 members; featuring Gordon Bok, Frank Gotswals, Stefanie Alley and Kendall Morse; reservations www.MaineMaritimeMuseum. org.
  • Steged reading: Agamemnon, a production of Heartwood Theater, 7 p.m., Skidompha Library atrium, 81 Main St., Damariscotta; $8, $5 students; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Little Me, presented by Good Theater, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20; 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; 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.
  • Foodcycle buffet fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick; $25; local foods, music, art, education, raffles; 725-5222 or www.FoodCycleUS.com.

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]
  • Abel Streight and Benjamin Grierson: A Tale of Two Calvary Raids, by Kerck Kelsey, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; sponsored by Chamberlain Civil War Round Table.

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