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/19

Miscellaneous

  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • 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

  • 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

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.
  • Topsham merry Meeters senior group meeting, noon, Westrum House; bring covered dish for potluck; board games to follow; 729-9658 or 725-2425.
  • 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

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]
  • Mercy’s 7th annual Gourmet Gala for Gary’s House Food and Wine Extravaganza, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland; comedian Joe Ricchio is guest MC and auctioneer; live music by Paper Street Jazz Band; live and silent auction; food and wine; $40; 879-3605 or www.MercyHospital.org.
  • Screening of “Mother Nature’s Child,” 6:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, Rouet 123, Harpswell; sponsored by Harpswell Community Nursery School; explores nature’s role in children’s health and development; panel discussion follows; refreshments; preregister 725-7103 or [email protected]

Performances

  • Bach’s (Box) Lunch organ and choral concert, noon, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle; benefits community energy fund; lunch is German potatoe salad, black forest ham sandwich, German chocolate cupcake; freewill offering for performance, lunch is $10; 563-1747 to reserve lunch.
  • 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.

Thu/22

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; $2; 729-0475.
  • Time for Twos, 10:30-11 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; short stories, songs and puppets; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 12:30-4 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-0757. By appointment.
  • Home School Time, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Tax prep, by Midcoast Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CA$H) Coalition, by appointment, Richmond High School; 319-1390 or www.cashmaine.org/ locations/midcoast.

Performances

  • Noonday concerts, featuring Christina Astrachan, Stephen Shiman and Harold Stover, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-3356.
  • How to Succeed in Business without really trying, a BHS Players production, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road; $10, $8 students and seniors.
  • 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.
  • Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon; hosted by Charlie Wing and the band Tripolar; [email protected]
  • Shelby Lynne, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland; $35; 761-1757 or www.OneLongFellowsquare.com or www.shelbylynne.com.

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.

Fri/23

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

  • CHANS free Blood pressure clinic, 9:30-10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick; 729-6782.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • So you think you know bath VI trivia game, 6-9 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath; nine local teams; silent auction to benefit Main Street Bath; $30; 442-7291 or www.VisitBath.com.
  • Dreamland Theater: “Secret of Roan Inish,” 6:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath; $5, concessions $1, bring own picnic; short films and documentaries prior to main feature; 522-1018 or www.sagadahocpreservation.org.

Performances

  • How to Succeed in Business without really trying, a BHS Players production, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road; $10, $8 students and seniors.
  • 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 Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want ($12 suggested); 729-8584 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • 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.
  • DaPonte String Quartet, featuring music of Berg and Schubert, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth; $22, $18 seniors, under 21 free; www.DaPonte.org.
  • Vanessa Torres, CD release party for “Without Sight,” 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $12 advance, $15 at door; 761-1757 or www.OneLongFellowsquare.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.

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.
  • 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 All About Prevention; $8, $4 youth, $2 under 5 (pizza option available); 729-3509.
  • Evening in Tuscany Italian-style dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Woodside School, 42 Barrows Drive, Topsham; donations accepted; benefits student activity fund and annual 5th grade trip to Boston; 725-1243.

Sat/24

Miscellaneous

  • Creative memories fundraiser to benefit Durham student programs, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Durham Eureka Community Center; $25 crop fee; Anne Fuehrer 865-4139.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • Mid coast hospital spring used book sale drop off, 9 a.m.-noon, back door of former Bookland, Cook’s Corner Mall, Brunswick; books of all kinds wanted, except textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books and magazines; sale is April 12-13; proceeds benefit local scholarships; 373-6015 or [email protected]
  • Bridge Farm Barn Sale to benefit Dresden Fire Association, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 593-Gardiner Road, Route 27, Dresden; books, dishe, glasses, housewares, tools, wicker furniture, more; 737-8083.
  • 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.

Performances

  • How to Succeed in Business without really trying, a BHS Players production, 2 and 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Road; $10, $8 students and seniors.
  • Giselle, a production of Portland Ballet Company, 2 and 8 p.m., Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook Middle School; $35, $15 children; 842-0800 or www.PortTix.com; www.PortlandBallet.org.
  • Little Me, presented by Good Theater, 3 and 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $25 matinee, $30 evening; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Moose Mountain Jazz Band benefit concert, 3-5 p.m., Harpswell Community School, Route 24; benefits Harpswell Community Bandstand Org.; $15 advance, $20 at door; 833-2815.
  • Maine Children Honor Chorus, 3 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; free; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Maine Academy of Modern Music Mamm Slamm 2012, high school rock off preliminary round, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland; $12, $10 students; featuring False Consensus, Shotgun Resolution, Radioactive Gorilla Attack, Audacious Zone, Saint Monday and The Twisted Truth; 899-3433 or www.MaineAcademyOfModernMusic.org.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want ($12 suggested); 729-8584 or www.TheaterProject.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.
  • Pianist Igor Lovchinsky, 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston; $16, $14 seniors, 21 and under free; 689-2000 or www.FrancoCenter.org.
  • DaPonte String Quartet, featuring music of Berg and Schubert, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta; $22, $18 seniors, under 21 free; www.DaPonte.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

  • Morris Farm Local foods benefit breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Savory Maine in Damariscotta; $12, $6 kids ages 5-12, under 4 free;
  • Home Baked bean and ham supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St., Lisbon; $7, $3 ages 6-12, 5 and under free; 353-8951.
  • Royal Spaghetti Supper hosted by Miss Maine Julia Furtado, 5-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick; $10; raffle, jewlry sale; benefits Miss Maine’s trip to special Duke of Edinburgh Medal (Furtado won it at Miss America pageant) black-tie gala with Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex; 725-2417.
  • Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange No. 9, 13 Elm St., Freeport; 3 kinds of beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad; coleslaw, pies; $7, $3 under 10; 865-3363.
  • Baked Bean and mac and cheese supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, 116 Main St., Yarmouth; 3 kinds of beans, coleslaw, hot dogs, homemade pies and biscuits; $8, $4; 846-3773.

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