A Day of Inner Peace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., retreat and renewal session with guided meditations and short teachings led by American Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo. Bring a lunch or eat out. Light snacks will be provided. Held at Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. The fee is $25 or $15 for seniors and students. Go to for details.

An Acoustic Evening with Maine Christian Artists, 7 p.m., fifth annual concert with Roger Buzby, Ali Kyle, Dean Richardson and Frank Marston. The concert is free and an offering will be taken. Artists will have their music available for sale. Held at First E Free Church of Maine, 355 Bridgton Road, Westbrook. Go to to get advance tickets.


Annual White Mass for health care professionals and caregivers, 10 a.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston. A reception will follow. The Rev. Joseph Manship, chaplain at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston, will be the principal celebrant and homilist.



“East-West Highway: The Story Behind the Story” 6 p.m., film and slide presentation with Jym St. Pierre, Maine director of RESTORE: The North Woods, and Chris Buchanan, statewide coordinator for Stop the East West Corridor. The program will be held at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. For details, visit and


Installation Mass of Bishop Robert P. Deeley, 2 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland. The Mass will be broadcast live on television, radio and online with additional coverage at and on diocesan social media platforms. The Presence Radio Network (106.7 FM in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, 90.3 FM in Greater Bangor, 89.7 FM in Bath/Brunswick, and 89.5 FM in Augusta) will also broadcast the Mass live with rebroadcasts at noon Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Feb.18 and 8 p.m. Feb. 20.

Annual auctions, 6 to 10 p.m., live and silent auctions, cash bar and light buffet to benefit Unitarian-Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford. Held at the PeoplesChoice Credit Union, 23 Industrial Park Road, Saco. Storm date is Feb 15. To order tickets or for details, call 282-0062.

“Love is in the Air,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., chocolates, love songs with Kristen Thomas, Gary Stevens, Mitch Thomas and Jeff Munson, and a dessert buffet. United Methodist Church, Brunswick, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Per person: $12; couple: $20 includes friends, parent/child, date or spouse.


First Torah Service, 10 a.m., part of the Shabbat service with the recently purchased pre-Holocaust Torah scroll. Held at Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue in the gymnasium at Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland.


Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Bangor has created an online learning center to offer studies in Judaism and Jewish living, or to study Hebrew. Users can complete assignments, play learning games and watch age-appropriate videos. To learn more, contact Corrin at or call 945-3433.

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