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.

Music and Reflection for the Season of Lent, 4 p.m., with HeartSong community chorus. United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road, Route 173, Lincolnville Center. For more information, call Mary Schulien, UCC music director, at 785-3521.


St. Patrick’s Day dinner celebration, 5 to 7 p.m., at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish Hall, Sherman and Mellen streets, Portland. The menu will feature shepherd’s pie, vegetarian options and a variety of desserts. Suggested donation is adults: $8; children: $4; family: $15. Proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Capital Campaign.

St. Patrick’s Day party, 7 p.m., with live Irish music and step dancing and traditional Irish food. Held at St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Proceeds will benefit a summer teen mission trip. Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved by calling 725-2624.


“Spring Renewal,” 10:30 a.m., ChiME Interfaith service, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

“You Exist Because God Loves You,” 11 a.m., monthly Eckankar service held at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. The public is welcome. For more information go to

“Our Spiritual Response to Immigration,” 11:30 a.m., first in a three- part Lenten series. The first forum will be led by Reza Jalali, multicultural coordinator at University of Southern Maine. A light lunch follows the 10 a.m. service which this week will feature the Boston Children’s Chorus. The forum follows the lunch. State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland All are welcome. Call 774-6396 for details.


Connected Catholics, 1 p.m., monthly luncheon at Royal River Grillhouse, 106 Lafayette St.; Yarmouth. Call Louise at 926-5676 for information and directions. Guests are welcome.

Jungian Dream Analysis, 2 to 4 p.m., continues March 23 and 30, with Paul Huss, Held at Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick. The fee is members: $55; nonmembers: $65. Call 729-0300 for more information.

“Heavenly Sound,” 3 p.m., faith-based trio performs a variety of music. Held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Refreshments will follow. An offering will be taken to benefit church ministries.

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for people with cognitive or developmental disabilities, followed by fellowship and supper. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Wheelchair accessibility and ASL interpreter provided.

Medicine Buddha Puja, 7 p.m., all are welcome and other programs are available. Please bring fruit, nuts or sweets to share. Tashi Gatsel Ling, 20 Independence Drive,Freeport. Visit for more information.



Community Chaplaincy, 6:30 to 8 pm., with the Rev. Sarah Shepley, a faculty member of the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. It will be held at Beacon Hospice, Suite 10A, 245 Center St., Auburn. For more information or to register, call 347-6740.

This week

The Presence Radio Network, Maine’s Catholic radio network, will hold its Spring Pledge Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Programming can be heard on stations 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. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate Mass live and there will also be interviews with Maine priests and many other guests during the drive. Donations can be made by calling 689-9939 or at


Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lovell United Church of Christ, Route 5, Center Lovell.

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