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/16

Miscellaneous

  • 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, dietician 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.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Family Dance, live fiddle music, 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.
  • Decades Dance party, with VJ Pulse and DJ Hanzo, 9 p.m., The Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston; ages 21+; $7; FrancoCenter.org.

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.
  • Hypnotist Paul Ramsay, 7 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School commons, Topsham; $8 advance, $10 at door; benefits 2012 Project Graduation; [email protected]
  • Side Door Coffee House, featuring Windy Ridge Band, 7 p.m. open mic, 9 p.m. featured set, Morrel Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; $6/$5; beverages, snacks available; 729-3578.
  • 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.
  • Harpist Maeve Gilchrist and Trio, Celtic music, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $18 advance, $20 at door; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.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.
  • A Few Good Men, 8 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.
  • Robert Lehmann and Sayuri Miyamoto, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine of Music, Gorham; $15, $10 seniors, $5 students; two blockbuster sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev; 780-5555 or www.USM.Maine.edu/music/boxoffice.

Public Meals

  • 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

  • Huge book sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Route 123, Harpswell; refreshments; Gladys Wright 729-5702 or Louise Huntington 725-5657.
  • 3rd Mid-coast Home and garden show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., CLC YMCA, Damariscotta; demonstrations, seminars, vendors displays; $5, under 12 free; lunch available; presentation schedule, 563-3477 or www.clcymca.org.
  • AAUW meeting, 10:15 a.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick; guest speaker Samantha Wilkinson, park ranger at Reid State Park; bath-brunswick-me.aauw.net.
  • 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

  • Open Audition: “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, 1 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; script readings; callbacks; performances June 7-23, July 4; 865-5505 or www.FreeportFactory.org.
  • The Squid Jiggers concerts to benefit Lisbon Ara Christian Outreach Clothing and Food Pantry, 4 and 8 p.m., Graziano’s Casa Mia Restaurant, Route 196, Lisbon; special menu available, but not part of ticket price; raffle giveaways, song “auction”; $15 or $25 for both shows; 1-866-655-7171 or www.SquidJiggers.com.
  • Irish Tin Whistle Concert, featuring Adam Soosman, 6-7 p.m., The Harlow Gallery, 160 Waterr St., Hallowell; free; 622-3813 or www.HarlowGallery.org.
  • Tim Sample, 7 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport; $30; 628-2070 or www.FriendsOfMainesMountains.org.
  • Fundraiser reception, 6 p.m., and Piano Men concert, 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston; featuring music of Elton John and Billy Joel; also Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehman; $25 performance only, $35 performance and reception; 782-7228 or www.laarts.org.
  • 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.
  • Oratorio Chorale, music from Baroque Era, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $20 advance, $25 at door, half-price for students; www.OratorioChorale.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.
  • Giselle, a production of Portland Ballet Company, 8 p.m., Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook Middle School; $35, $15 children; 842-0800 or www.PortTix.com; www.PortlandBallet.org.
  • A Few Good Men, 8 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.

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

  • 3rd Mid-coast Home and garden show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CLC YMCA, Damariscotta; demonstrations, seminars, vendors displays; $5, under 12 free; lunch available; presentation schedule, 563-3477 or www.clcymca.org.
  • Summer children’s camp fair, 1-4 p.m., East End School gymnasium, 195 North St., Portland; fre; 70 camps participating; 518-9557 or www.MaineCamps.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.
  • 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.
  • Family Dance, 5:30 p.m., Pownal town hall, Route 9; $2; 688-2293 or 776-5351.
  • International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., Pownal town hall, Route 9; 7-8 dances taught, 8-9 review and requests; no experience or partner needed; $5, $3 children; 688-2293 or 776-5351.

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.
  • USM Wind Ensemble, 2 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine of Music, Gorham; $6, $3 students, seniors, alumni; 780-5555 or www.USM.Maine.edu/music.
  • A Few Good Men, 2:30 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland; $20, $18 seniors, $15 students; 799-7337 or www.PortlandPlayers.org.
  • Oratorio Chorale, music from Baroque Era, 3 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church; $20 advance, $25 at door, half-price for students; www.OratorioChorale.org.
  • St. Mary Schola concert: “Ave Maria,” by Bruce Fithian, 4 p.m., Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Falmouth; $20; 712-2229.
  • Maine Saxophone Project, 5 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine of Music, Gorham; free; 780-5555 or www.USM.Maine.edu/music.
  • Lunasa, Irish music, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $22 advance, $25 at door; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.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.

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.

Mon/19

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, 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.
  • By Popular Demand film series: “A Night to Remember,” the Titanic disaster, 6:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta; $5; 563-5513.

Talks-Workshops

  • Lead renovation and repair course, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wing Farm Parkway, Bath; $25 includes lunch; for contractors, painters, carpenters, landlords; limited spots; 622-7823.
  • Down Mountain and Cross Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine, by narrated slideshow by Scott Andrews, 7 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth; $5, $3 members; 846-6259 or [email protected]

Tue/20

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Performances

  • Les Faits Divers concert, with Erica Brown, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Church, 1 Kendall St., Augusta; $3, under 6 free; 623-3491.
  • Bach Birthday Bash with Kotzschmar and Joan Lippincott, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland; $15, 2 for $25; 842-0800 or www.PortTix.com; 553-4363 or www.foko.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]

Talks-Workshops

  • Heart Healthy Cooking Class featuring totally plant-based diet, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bath Seventh-day Adventist Church, 889 High St.; led by Dr. Gaylen and Kitty Johnson; demonstrations, ecipes, samples, door prizes, lifestyle and nutrition information; $5, $8 (also March 27); 319-5394.
  • Prostate Cancer: The Emotional Journey, by Terry Kungel, 6:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital conference rooms; free; 1-855-552-7200 x800.
  • Trout fishing in the upper and middle Kennebec River, Dead River and other waters, by Maine Guide Todd Towle, 7-8:30 p.m., Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland; sponsored by Sebago Trout Unlimited; free; 781-4762.

Wed/21

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.
  • CHANS free Blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 84A Union St., Brunswick; 729-6782.
  • 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: An American in Paris (1951), 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.

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]
  • Common Table, conversation and free meal, 5-6 p.m., Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Richmond; Jodi 737-4615.
  • 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

  • Ca$h for your future, by Midcoast Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CA$H) Coalition, 6-8 p.m., Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham; experts discuss education, debt management and saving to keep and grow money; Q&A; refreshments; Sharon Ross 373-1140 x206; www.cashmaine.org.

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