Indian Classical Music, 6:30 p.m., with Camila Celin and Roshni Thompson and Chant with Swan Kirtan. Presented by Sadhana Meditation Center and held at 1 Hills Road, Falmouth. Tickets are $20. Call Ashok Nalamalapu at 772-6898 for details.


Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan, 10:10 a.m., with bagpipes. Wear a plaid garment; guest minister is the Rev. J. Barrie Shepherd. Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St,, Topsham. Visit or call 729-3193.

Exploring the Bible, at 11:45 a.m., introduction to the series with preacher and author Anne Robertson. Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. To learn more, visit


Labyrinth Walk, between noon and 8 p.m., indoor labyrinth for meditative walks. First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Open to the community. For details, visit or call 729-7331.


Red Mass, 11 a.m., celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley to bless those who serve in the legal profession, a tradition dating from the Middle Ages. Held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland. Following the Mass, a luncheon will start at 12:15 p.m. at the Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland. The Honorable Jon David Levy, U.S. district judge, will be the keynote speaker. People of all faiths may attend both the Mass and the luncheon. Reservations are required for the luncheon. Visit to sign up.

Oct. 3

Blessing of the Animals, 10 a.m., fifth annual blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi at St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, the Grange building, 168 North St., Saco. Properly leashed pets are welcome for an individual blessing. Donations will benefit Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Priory in Raymond, which shelters lost and abused animals.

Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., walkers will carry signs and banners along Washington Street across from the administration building at Bath Iron Works.

Oct. 3 and 4

General Conference, a global biannual broadcast with the General Authorities (church leaders) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Speakers vary at each session, which will be shown at noon and 4 p.m. on both days at the LDS chapel, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Go to for live streaming and or watch it on Time Warner Cable channel 9. A Mormon Channel App is also available.

Coming up

Council of All Beings, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, ceremony with periods of solitude and as a group; led by the Rev. Myke Johnson and the Rev. Kitsy Winthrop. Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. Open to ages 12 and older; registration is required. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Community Fall Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4, Jewish Community Alliance annual campaign kickoff with speakers, arts and crafts, sports activities, treasure hunt and more. Bring diapers or toiletries to donate to families in need. Held at Center Day Camp in Windham. To learn more, visit or call 772-1959.

“Healing Through Adversity: Awakening to Your True Spirit,” 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, workshop featuring author Chris Grosso. Presented by Chaplaincy Institute of Maine and held at Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland. A benefit party will follow from 6:15 to 8 p.m. and will honor the current ChIME Planetary Chaplains. The advance registration cost is $20 each for the workshop or reception and $35 for both. To register or to learn more, go to or call 347-6740.


Helen Rousseau has opened Spiritual Direction Practice in Kennebunk, to explore spiritual paths or previous experiences. She is an ordained interfaith minister and holds a master’s in theological studies from Boston University School of Theology. Email [email protected] or call 332-0046.

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