Aban Zirikly, 9:30 a.m., the Syrian violinist and conductor, now of Cape Elizabeth, will perform at the morning service. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough.

“Dark Night/Dawning,” 10:30 a.m., ChIME interfaith worship service. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., general meeting and Valentine’s Day luncheon. Muddy Rudder Restautant, Route 1, Yarmouth. Order from the menu. Call Eileen at 829-6951 for details.

“40 Days for Life,” 2 p.m., kickoff event praying for an end to abortion in Maine and our nation. The rally will be led by Penny Morrell, state director for Concerned Women for America of Maine. Held across from Family Planning, Gabriel Drive, Augusta. Prayers will continue for 40 days beginning Wednesday.

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for people with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. Fellowship and supper follow the service. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook.


“Jazz to Celebrate Mardi Gras,” 7 p.m., part of the Music in the Cathedral series with blues singer Lorraine Bohland, pianist Terry Foster and Port City Jazz. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Admission is $10; $5 for students and seniors, and free for children.


Disarmament Vigil, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and continuing on Saturdays, through April 4, during Lent. Meet across from the administration building at Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath.

Chartres-style labyrinth, available between 4 and 7:30 p.m., for meditative walks. Allow about 30 minutes. Trinity Episcopal, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland.

Ash Wednesday services

Noon, State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland

Noon and 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Ecumenical evening service will be led by members of the Westbrook Clergy Association and features the joint choirs of local churches.

12:15 p.m., Mass with Bishop Robert Deeley at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland.

7 p.m., Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St./Route 121, Raymond Village.

7 p.m., The Salvation Army, 1 Church St., Old Orchard Beach.

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