“Honoring Cycles: Loss, Remembrance and Renewal,” 10:30 a.m., interfaith service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Visit for details.

Sacred harp singing, 2 to 5 p.m., at the home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, 552 Main St., Damariscotta. The event is participatory and free, not a performance. All are welcome. A potluck supper follows the singing, so bring a dish to share. Call 563-6083 or email [email protected] with questions.


“On Creation, Science and Faith,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., second in a four-week Lenten series with the Rev. Amelia Hagan, a nuclear scientist, who will discuss “The Awakening Universe: Theological Reflection and Spirituality of Creation.” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Call 772-5434 for more information.


Silent auction, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit the annual Spring Break Workfest program that allows students to volunteer in weeklong service projects during their break. The auction will be held at Mercy Hall at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. For more information on donating auction items, attending the auction or about sponsorship, contact Kathryn Cody at 893-7794 or [email protected]

Handgun Violence Community Forum, 7 p.m., with representatives from Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence. All are welcome to participate and there will be a question and answer session. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. 


Annual Calendar Dinner, 5:30 to 9 p.m., each table has a different monthly theme and a turkey dinner will be served. Before dessert, the Sweet Adelines quartet “Rally” will perform a mix of traditional and contemporary songs. Held at Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., (Route 121), Raymond Village. The dinner is $11 per person, and advance reservations are required. The deadline for reservations is Feb. 27. For information and reservations, call Linda Eldridge at 699-8341, or email: [email protected]


Alpha & Omega Ministries Inc. has just completed moving its thrift shop to its new location at 527 Park St., South Paris. The sales space has doubled and there is plenty of parking. The shop has been totally revamped with lower prices. Alpha & Omega Ministries Inc. is a Christian outreach ministry that supports His Place Teen Center and several other organizations in the area. Hours of operation have been expanded. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Mondays. To volunteer or for more information, call Bert Rugg at 515-3000.