Paul Colman in concert, 7 p.m., to benefit Straight Ahead Ministries. Held at First E Free Church of Maine, 355 Bridgton Road, Westbrook. Go to or call 838-3366 for tickets and information.


Church of the 2nd Chance, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., a new church begins this week with a service at the cafeteria at Cape Elizabeth High School. The entrance is at the back of the building. Contact the Rev. Richard Kepler at 641-3253 for more information.

“Music and Reflection for the Season of Lent,” 4 p.m., with guitarist John Ruis of Camden. Part of a series featuring local musicians, seasonal readings and quiet reflection. Held at the United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, Lincolnville Center. All are welcome and donations are appreciated.



Labyrinth Walk, noon to 8 p.m., 30-foot canvas labyrinth designed for reflection and focus on the spiritual. Held at First Parish Church, Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Contact Susan Fitzgerald at or call 729-7331 for more information. The labyrinth schedule is availble at


Day of Prayer and Penance, 12:15 p.m., Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley, to seek forgiveness for harm while offering prayers for the healing of victims/survivors of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland. Priests throughout the diocese will be encouraged to observe the Day of Prayer and Penance. Anyone who may have information about any case of sexual abuse of a minor by a church representative should contact civil authorities and Michael Magalski, director of the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Diocese of Portland, at 321-7836 or at

“Creation, Evolution and the Problem of Suffering,” 4:30 p.m., lecture discussing the evolution and creationism debate with professor Thomas Tracy. Bates College, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. For details, call 786-6066.

Study Series on Aging, 6:30 p.m., six sessions continuing weekly through April 16. The first session is an overview with suggested reading and reference materials. Topics include legal and medical considerations and spiritual and family choices and available services. Held at First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St. in Saco.

March 15


Extended Worship, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., annual midyear gathering at Winthrop Center Friends Church, Winthrop Center. Morning snacks and beverages will be provided. Lunch will be a potluck. There is no registration fee and child care will not be available. All are welcome but space is limited and advance reservations are requested. Call Ann at 832-6103 to register and for details.

St. Patrick’s Concert and Supper, 4 p.m., fourth-annual event with area musicians and singers performing nostalgic Irish music. A meal of make-your-own corned beef sandwiches or hand-carved corned beef will be available. Reservations or advance ticket purchase is recommended. Held at Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Suggested donation for the concert only is $10, $7 for seniors and children. For the supper alone, suggested donation is $7, $5 for children and seniors. For both events, the suggested donation is $15, $10 for children and seniors. For more information, visit or call 985-4494. A $1 discount per ticket is offered for advance purchases.

Salvation Army’s Eastern Territorial Songsters, 6 p.m., concert featuring the choir of 30 voices, one of the organization’s premiere vocal groups. First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. There is no admission charge. Pastors and members from the Salvation Army church community will also be on hand.

Holy Ground Coffee House, 6:30 p.m., contemporary Christian music featuring George Gallager and opening bands Ken McCloud and Deen Richardson. Held at 1047 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 6:15; admission is free. Dinner, coffee bar and desserts will be available for purchase.


“Food Train” Drive, begins Friday with the distribution of collection jars and boxes for contributions at businesses and churches in Westbrook. The third-annual drive is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church and will benefit the Westbrook Food Pantry. Money and food will be collected until May 18. For details, call 854-5653 or email and leave contact information for a return message.

Freedom From Stress: How to Solve Our Human Problems, weekly class on Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 3. Each class features a short talk and two guided meditations. No experience is necessary. The Wednesday class is from noon to 1 p.m. at Bhakti in Motion, 155 Brackett St., third floor, Portland, and the Thursday class is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Practice, 2/F, 482 Congress St., Portland. The cost is $10 per class with a $5 discount for students and seniors. For more information, call (508) 979-8277 or go to

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