Annual Haiti yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit the school at Morne Rouge. Held on the lawn at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. To donate items, call 773-6562.

Prayer service and adoration, in conjunction with Pope Francis’ call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world. Held from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday at St. Anne Church, 59 Free St., Dexter, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church, 236 Eldridge St., Wells, and at St. Martha Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk.

Fall Community Picnic, noon, with a special introduction to improv event at 2 p.m. at Portland New Church and Community Center, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Go to for more information.


Recovery worship, 9 a.m. at HopeGateWay, 185 High St., Portland, and at 11 a.m. at HopeGateWay, 509 Forest Ave., Portland. Sessions continue Sept. 15, 22 and 29. The series will focus on the spirituality of 12-step programs and will be led by the Revs. Allen & Sara Ewing-Merrill with testimony from recovering addicts and alcoholics. Call 899-2435 for more information.

Creation Season, 9:30 a.m. service at Ferry Beach. Special Sunday services continue through Oct. 6. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough.

Connected Catholics of Maine, 3:45 p.m., social hour, potluck supper, general meeting and discussion. Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.

Sept. 14

Holistic mystic fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with healers, spiritualists, shamans, psychic mediums and more. Held at Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. Admission is $5 with individual services priced separately. Free workshops are also offered.

Annual Homecoming picnic, noon, at the Two Lights State Park picnic pavilion. Worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Church of the Nazarene, 499 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

“Living Fearlessly,” 1 to 4 p.m., meditation workshop with American Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo. Held at The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. The fee is $25, $15 for students and seniors. Call (508) 979-8277 or visit

Coming Up

“Making the Widow’s Heart Sing,” Sept. 20 and 21, annual conference with keynote speaker Miriam Neff and 12 workshops covering topics such as dealing with grief and loneliness, finances and social services. Held at East Auburn Baptist Church in Auburn. Information and registration forms can be found at

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