Greater Portland


Bam Bam Bakery, 267 Commercial St., Portland, $1 donated from the sale of gluten-free eclairs donated to for Celiac Awareness Month in May.

Saturday 5/28

Yard sale to benefit Greater Freeport Community Chorus, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 181 Main St., Freeport. Household items, collectibles, tools, furniture, antiques, clothing. Rain date May 29,

Monday 5/30

Main Street Mile, 8 a.m, 1 mile run/walk to benefit Freeport Running Boosters, supports Freeport High School running teams. Register at

Tuesday 5/31

Aucocisco School and Learning Center in Cape Elizabeth fundraiser, Elsmere BBQ, Cottage Road, Cape Elizabeth will donate 8 percent from 4-9 p.m.

Saturday 6/4

Circle Camps for Grieving Children benefit, 2-7 p.m., Thatcher’s restaurant and pub, 35 Foden Road, South Portland. Live music, raffles, games, guest speaker. Donate online at, [email protected]

Summertime Social benefit for Cancer Community Center, 6-9 p.m., Thompson’s Point, Portland, live dance music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, auction. Tickets $75/advance, $100/door,

Barrels & Brews, benefits Catholic Charities Maine, 6-9 p.m., Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland. Sampling of local brews and vintages paired with hors d’oeuvres, s’mores under the stars, silent auction. Tickets $42, 523-1188,


Freeport Community Library Adult Summer Reading Program, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Prizes, raffle. Sign up at the library through June 13.

Saturday 5/28

Local Writers at The Local Buzz, 4-5 p.m. 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, featuring Kathy Eliscu, author of “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,”,

Thursday 6/2

“Weathering Shame,” by meteorologist Kevin Mannix and his social worker wife, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Falmouth Memorial Library at OceanView, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Personal journey of shame and stigma,  [email protected], 781-2351.

Friday 6/10

Gerry Boyle, Maine crime novelist and creator of the internationally acclaimed Jack McMorrow series,  6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.

Bulletin Board

State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky will not have office hours in Brunswick or Freeport during June and July. Gerzofsky represents Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal.

Thursday 5/26

Blanchard Cemetery Corporation Annual Meeting, 7 p.m., 215 Winn Road, Falmouth, election of officers and office dedication.

Saturday 6/4

 “Say I Do” tribute to June brides, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Standard Flower Show hosted by  St. Mary’s Garden Club at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free admission. 

Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church UCC,  236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Furniture, books, clothing, toys, bale sale, lunch, 883-6540.

Sunday 6/5

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Annual Meeting, honors those who work for Holocaust and human rights awareness and education, noon-3 p.m., Woodlands Club, Falmouth. Lunch, awards, programs and special events. For tickets call 621-3530.

Call for Volunteers

Kennebec Estuary, volunteers needed daily through early June to count the fish that enter Nequasset Lake to spawn. Children welcome. Sign up and learn how at

The Community Garden Collective in South Portland is seeking volunteer board members with computer/website skills, permaculture or marketing skills who are younger and/or residents from the west side of South Portland . Email Susan Chase at [email protected]


Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, ongoing volunteer opportunities for caring people who can offer three to four hours per week, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-0115.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in the disaster services, health and safety and administration departments. 874-1192, ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for people who can positively impact children for a few hours each month, 773-5437,

Caring compassionate hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Next training Tuesday, April 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Beth Simmons, at 400-8852 or email [email protected]

Cumberland Area Rides and Cumberland Aging in Place needs volunteer drivers and companions to help local seniors. Interview, vetting, and training required; to drive, contact Lisa Crowley at 829-3367 or [email protected] Register for Friendly Visitors training May 5 at [email protected] 5 829-2205, ext. 346, or email

Volunteer drivers needed for the The Road To Recovery program to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or

Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, adults 55 and older needed to make a difference while earning extra money. Foster Grandparents assist in schools, Senior Companions visit adult day programs or homes, call 773-0202 or email [email protected]

Meals on Wheels, Portland, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to home-bound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mileage reimbursement offered. Contact Jennie at 878-3285.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for volunteers to assist refugees in transitioning to the U.S., 881-8550.



Contradance, first Saturday, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Instruction/review 7:15 p.m., main dance, 8 p.m., various fees, [email protected], 358-9354.

Argentine Tango, Wednesdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $10; Ballroom Dance Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, beginner lesson 7 p.m., $7; Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St., Portland.

Line Dancing, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9 p.m. intermediate; 9-9:30 p.m. advanced, Club 188, 188 Warren Ave., Portland.

Maplewood Dance Center, night classes followed by dance socials Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 383 Warren Ave., Portland, 878-0584,

Irish Set Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Yarmouth Community Services, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, [email protected]

Dining Out


Public Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Friday, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland. A la carte pricing for chowder, lobster roll, includes sides. Take out available.

Saturday 5/28

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth. Three kinds of beans, red and brown dogs, mac & cheese, homemade pies. Adults $8, children 5-12, $4.

Friday 6/3

Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road.  Fish chowder,  crab sandwiches, a special, with a la carte pricing. Take-out available. (No lunch July 1.)

Saturday 6/4

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of baked beans, mac & cheese, dogs, slaw, homemade pies. Adults, $10, children under 12, $4.



Christian Meditation Gathering, hosted by United Methodist communities of HopeGateWay, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 185 High St., Portland, 899-2435,

Fit to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Mammograms and pap tests available at no cost for women 40-64, through Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program, 874-8942 or 800-350-5180.

Spiritual Meditation, 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Tai Chi, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. Free.

Just for Kids

Reading Art Dance, Mayo Street Arts Literacy-Based Arts Program, begins June 20. Free, eight-week program for qualifying students ages 7-11 from East Bayside and Greater Portland,

Baby Bounces and Books, for birth through 24 months, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour for 3-5-year-olds, 10:15-11 a.m., 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.



Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 p.m., second Wednesday, Sedgewood Commons 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth, [email protected]

Cancer Community Center, support groups, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling,,  774-2200.

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wednesdays, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200. For adults affected by cancer, their families and friends.

CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting every Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Church, Mellen St., Portland, call Elizabeth at 799-4599.

Compassus Hospice Grief Support Group, third Wednesday, 3 p.m., Compassus, 23 Spring St., Suite C, Scarborough, 761-6967, compassushealthcare. com.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. 24-hour hotline 1-800-537-6066. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, free 12-step program. Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Maximilian Church 167 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, Kimberly C. 899-6588; Wednesday, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Roberta L., 839-6452; Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Congregational UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sandi D., 838-8991. Visit or call meeting contact to confirm meeting.

Gynecological and Breast Cancer Group, 6-7:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200, or

Hope Group/Attitudinal Healing, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center classroom #1;  Portland Recovery Community Center, 468 Forest Ave. Portland, Thursdays 5:30-7:30, Contact Liz, (727) 420-2964 

Kids First, workshops and support groups for families going through divorce, Kids First Center, 222 St. John. St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709, [email protected],

LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 767-0920.

Leukemia Society Family Support group, third Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., 778 Maine St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Maine Buddy Program provides one-to-one, peer support from trained volunteers for adults dealing with cancer, or call 774-2200.

Memory Café, 11 a.m., 3rd Tuesday, Louie’s Grille, 319 Main St., Cumberland Center, 489-9087; 1 p.m, every second Wednesday, OceanView, Blueberry Commons, Falmouth, 781-4621; noon, every first Wednesday, Port Resources, 280 B Gannett Dr., South Portland with pizza lunch; 828-0048; 11 a.m., 4th Tuesday, Bay Square of Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 797-7891.

Mornings with Friends, for senior socialization and entertainment, 10-11:30 a.m., third Wednesday. Location alternates between Congregational Church of Cumberland at 282 Main St. and the United Methodist Church at 52 Tuttle Road, 829-3318 or [email protected]

National Alliance on Mental Illness, family support groups, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday; Spring Harbor Hospital 7-8:30 p.m., third Monday. Peer recovery groups meet at the Dana Center, 6:30-8 p.m.the second, third and fourth Thursday, [email protected].

Overeaters Anonymous/Portland, Sunday, 7 p.m., Brighton Medical Center, 335 Brighton Ave.; Tuesday and Friday, 6 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.; Saturdays, 9:30 and 10 a.m., Wishcamper Center at USM, 44 Bedford St.,

PFLAG Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 831-3015,

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m., for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and surrounding communities, 874-0379,

Tea and Talk, 9:30-11 a.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Rd., second Thursday of the month for residents, 829-2208 or [email protected]

Together With Alzheimer’s, drop-in support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St. Yarmouth, [email protected]

TOPS Club, weight-loss support group chapter, Thursday, 5:15 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Maine Medical Center, Dana Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, 662-2776.

Young Widows and Widowers Group open to people age 50 or younger meets twice a month Friday evenings at The Center for Grieving Children, Portland. Call Sara Asch at 775-5216 to register.


Rotary Club of Yarmouth speaker schedule: June 6 – Horace Horton, proposed Yarmouth Community Center; June 13 – Bill Dunn, Rotary Service Trip to Cuba; June 20- Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Service Trip to Dominican Republic; June 27 – Darren Hamre, incoming club president. All welcome, 7:15 a.m., Yarmouth Town Office, 200 Maine St.

Wednesday 5/25

“Digital Marketing Strategy: Simple Communication Approach,” 6 – 8 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., free with online registration at, or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday 5/26

“Lunch Bytes: Instagram: How to benefit from it,” noon- 1 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., free with online registration at, or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Panel discussion about homelessness, 7 p.m., Christchurch, 1900 Congress St., Portland, hosted by New England Transitional Support, Community Education Series,

“Advanced Health Care Planning,” with Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 6:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, reservations suggested, 883-4723, option 4, [email protected]

Thursday 6/2

“Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft,” 7 p.m., Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24), Orr’s Island.

Wednesday 6/1

“Celebration of Amazing Women,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by Maine Women’s Network, at the Harraseeket Inn, Freeport,


Guided nature programs, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Programs 2-3 p.m. every weekend day, weather permitting. Free with park admission,

Maine Job Seekers: variety of free employment classes, services and programs, Maine Department of Labor, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland,, 822-3300.

Stitch Hive, 6:30-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

Drop-in Technology Assistance, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Portland Public Library’s  public computing desk, 5 Monument Square. Appointment not required.



Sunday 6/12

Coastal Performance 5K Run For Charity to benefit The Bath Area Food Bank,  14 Thomas Point Road, Brunswick, for link and sign-up.


Friday 5/27

The Bookey Readings,  7 p.m., Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Maine poets Ellen Taylor and Dave Morrison, admission $3.


Great Books, 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturday, The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus purchased from Great Books Foundation. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

The Writers’ Meetup, 6 p.m., first Tuesday, network over coffee and snacks. Free and open to all, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Young Critics, 5 p.m., third Tuesday, for fourth- and fifth-graders. Free, but registration required at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Teen Talk Book Club, second Thursday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Tween Reads, 5-6 p.m., for sixth- and seventh-graders. Meets once a month. Registration required, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

Men’s Book Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., third Thursday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, new members welcome. FMI, 725-1727,

Thursday 6/2

“An Evening with Elizabeth Poliner,” author of “As Close to Us as Breathing,” , 5:30-7 p.m., The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath.

Bulletin Board

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, Floral Street. Must be at least 16.

Brunswick Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, Brunswick Town Mall, through Nov. 22.

Saturday 5/28

Grand yard, plant and bake sale, silent auction, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave. Furniture, household goods, linens, children’s items, lunch. Rain or shine.

Community Appreciation Day & Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Pejepscot Historical Society, with free admission to Joshua Chamberlain Museum (226 Maine St.) and Skolfield-Whittier House (161 Park Row). Hundreds of used books for sale at Park Row.

Taking Plant Root Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Masonic Hall, 65 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Annuals, perennials, herbs, seedlings, shrubs and trees, baked goods and books. Benefits Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden,

Saturday 6/4

50/50 Style Bingo, 1-3 p.m.; doors open at noon, Bath Area Senior Citizens Canter, 45 Floral St. Refreshments available, must be 16 or older to play.

Kids Book Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. All items $1 or less, geared to preschool to middle school-age children. Proceeds support Curtis Kids programs and books for the children’s collection.


Brunswick Toastmasters, first and third Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m., 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick, in former Naval base, guests welcome, 241-2294,

Merriconeag Grange, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 529 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, [email protected]

Sip & Stitch group knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Call for Volunteers

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking youth ages 13-18 for eight-week Junior Volunteer program beginning the last week of June. Applications due May 27; visit the Mid Coast Hospital Volunteer Services Office or complete online at


American Cancer Society needs volunteers to transport cancer patients to treatment, ACS, New England Division, Topsham, 462-6307, [email protected]

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice needs hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area; training provided. 777-7740,

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts. Contact 650-1608 or visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home. Contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or [email protected]

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay seeks volunteers interested in preserving the bay to assist with speaker series, assemble mailings and more, 666-1118,

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine seeks volunteers to cashier at the ReStore in Topsham; typically four-hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday; 504-9335; [email protected] 

Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of one to two hours per exchange period; police check and training required. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894,

Mid Coast Hospital, looking for people to volunteer in the cafe, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015.

Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for the upcoming season at Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.

People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 35 Union St., Brunswick, ask for Joe or Frank at 729-0757.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has ongoing needs for committed volunteers who will help new Mainers find employment. FMI, Paul Mullaney, [email protected]

Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181, 594-8580 or 338-4622, [email protected]

SEARCH Program of Greater Bath is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands, 837-8810, [email protected]

Tri-County Literacy seeks volunteer tutors to work with adults in the community, 443-6384, [email protected]



Free Community Square Dance, hosted by SAGE Square and Round Dance Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month during the school year, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham. Singles, couples, families welcome, 939-0412,

Contradance, second Saturdays, Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St. Family dance 6-7 p.m., $3 pp/$12 family. Finger food potluck, 7 p.m.; lesson for main dance, 7:30 p.m.; main dance, 8 p.m. $10 adults/$7 seniors & students.

Dining Out

Saturday 5/28

Bath Area Senior Activity Center Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., 45 Floral St. Dogs, three kinds of baked beans, potato salad, clam casserole, mac & cheese. Adults, $8, children, $4.



American Red Cross Disaster Action Team provides free, basic classes in delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, 16 Community Way, Topsham, 729-6779, 563-3299,

Blood pressure clinic, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – noon, free, walk-ins welcome, Mid Coast Hospital Community Resource Room, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Jessica Loney R.N., 373-6592, [email protected]

De-Stress Your Body, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15 per session; come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Diabetic foot clinic, first Thursday of the month, Jeanne Otis R.N., $30/visit, package deals available. Call for appointment, 729-0475, Southern Midcoast Community Center.

Group meditation, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays, Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 729-7402.

Maine Laughter Yoga Club, reduce stress with playful exercises and yogic breathing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Suite 314, Brunswick, 443-3721.

TOPS (Take Off the Pounds Sensibly), weight loss support group, 6:10 p.m. weigh-in and meeting, Thursdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-6400.

Weight Watchers, noon Mondays, McLellan Building, Multipurpose Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3265.



All Addictions Anonymous Big Book Step Study group, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays  at Brunswick Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. Members of any 12-step group welcome. FMI, call 400-6320.

Care support group, Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine and Mid Coast Hospital provide an education-based support group for survivors of sexual violence who are pregnant; participants may bring a support person. 373-6500 or 725-2181.

Communicate after stroke support group, first and third Tuesdays, September to May, 1-2 p.m., free, friends/family welcome, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Peggy Beaulieu, 373-6175.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-3861; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Bath Police Dept. 250 Water St., Bath, 512-5797; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building, 4 Horton Place, 441-1550; Fridays, 6 p.m., Bath Police Dept., 250 Water St., Bath 442-7557; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Mid Coast Hospital (Medical Offices Building) 123 Medical Center Drive, 865-9160.

Grief Support Group, for survivors of those who have died from substance abuse, first and third Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Home Health Care and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 721-1357.

H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) wellness support group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 20 Union St., Hallowell, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays,  890-3673

Memory Café, 11 a.m., fourth Wednesday, Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St., Bath, 797-7891; 2 p.m., third Thursday, Westrum House, 22 Union Park Road, Topsham, 797-7891.

Mid Coast Senior Health Center, for caregivers of those with memory loss, 4-5 p.m., third Thursday, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick.

MidCoast Chronic Pain Support Group, open to people with chronic pain, their families and friends, first and third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 725-7854.

Mid-Coast Maine Center for Grief and Loss, hospice volunteers offer grief support programs for children, families and individuals, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, 729-3602.

Overeaters Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick 837-5642; Tuesdays, noon, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, 729-3057; Thursdays, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 443-4630; Sundays, 9 a.m., 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, 729-3149.

Self-healing empowerment group, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., $15, come once or weekly, Spectrum Generations, Southern Midcoast Community Center, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Survivors of Suicide, support group, first Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 833-6386.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in 6-6:40 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Maine St., Brunswick. Meeting follows,  729-6400.

Together With Alzheimer’s, support group for caregivers, 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, [email protected] or 233-0709.

12-Step Recovery Program, Wednesdays 6 p.m., food, group meetings, contact Jeff Rogers, [email protected], Compass Point Community Church, 119 Old Bath Road.

Veteran to Veteran support group with Operation Resilient Hope, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, 2 Main St., Topsham, 319-5996,

Women with Cancer Support Group is open to women diagnosed with any type of cancer at any age, meets third Tuesdays, 3 p.m., board room of MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6540.

Women’s Circle, for women who want support for a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.


Merrymeeting Adult Education summer courses begin June 28; entire listing available at

Saturday 5/28

Merrymeeting Audubon/Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Field Trip, Thorne Head, Bath, explore Whiskeag Creek. Meet at Bath CVS at 7:30 a.m. to carpool; or at the Preserve parking lot at the north end of High Street, Bath, at 8 a.m., 729-8661.

Tuesday 5/31

“A Comedian’s Guide to Money,” top youth finance presenter Colin Ryan, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Geared to school-age children and older.

Thursday 6/2

“Green Eggs and Sand: Horseshoe Crabs,” 1:30-2:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Presented by Carol Steingart of Coast Encounters, 725-5242.

Friday 6/3

Antiques Appraisal Fair,  11 a.m.-4 p.m., Patten Free Library, Bath. Suggested donation $10 per item, or $25 for three; all proceeds support the library.

Wednesday 6/8

“Appreciating Bats: The mosquito eating machine,” by Logan Parker of Maine Lakes Resource Center. Hosted by Topsham Garden Club at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Noon brown bag lunch/business meeting, 1:30 p.m. program. All welcome.

Thursday 6/9

“The Myth of the Lost Cause: False Remembrance of the Civil War,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, 7 p.m. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, donations appreciated.


Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center, Topsham. Open house, noon to 2 p.m. each Sunday. For directions see or email [email protected]

Computer Boot Camp, by appointment daily 8:30-9:30 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick,, 621-5009.

Midcoast Senior College, current events forum, noon, Thursdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-4900. Free.

New Ventures Maine, programs for career, business and financial education. Classes and workshops at no charge, in-person and online options. 386-1664,

Rain or Shine Club, free weekly family friendly walks Thursdays at 10 a.m., guided by Royal River Conservation Trust, 215-8315.

Smart [email protected] library workshops, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; list at

Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, 275 Bath Road, Brunswick, career counseling, classes, support,, 373-4000.

Drop-In Tech Support, 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, 725-1727,

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Memorial Day

Brunswick parade starts across the Frank J. Wood Bridge in Topsham, with people gathering around 7 a.m. The parade leaves at 9 a.m., led by a group of antique cars. There will be a 9:30 observance on the bridge, and then the parade will continue to the Brunswick Town Mall.

Falmouth Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, 10 a.m. from American Legion, 65 Depot Road, to Foreside Road, ends at Pine Grove Park for ceremony, followed by refreshments at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Memorial Day Procession, 2 p.m., Deering Center, Portland. Stevens Avenue from Deering High to Evergreen Cemetery. Line of march includes black riderless horse, Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band, veterans, Daisy Scouts; program concludes with volley salute and “Taps,” 619-3072, [email protected]

Cape Elizabeth – Community parade begins at 9 a.m. Parade runs from the corner of Fowler and Ocean House roads to Scott Dyer Road. This year’s grand marshal is Frances Jordan Banks, who served as a nurse in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Parade will be followed by a short ceremony in front of Pond Cove Elementary School. In addition, the fire department will hold an open house, immediately after the ceremony, at the Town Center Fire Station. Contact Jim at [email protected] or 767-1754 for more information.

Scarborough – Community parade begins at 10 a.m. and runs from the high school to the Maine Veterans Home on Route 1. Parade will be followed by a brief ceremony at the Monument for Service. Then, at noon, American Legion Post 76 will hold an open house.

Other events on Memorial Day include short services at each of the town’s cemeteries and other special spots – 8 a.m. at Black Point Cemetery; 8:30 a.m. at Dunstan Soldiers Monument; 8:45 a.m. at Dunstan Cemetery; 9 a.m. at Blue Point Cemetery; and 9:15 a.m. at Memorial Park in Oak Hill. Call 883-3902 for more information.

• South Portland – An outdoor Mass will be celebrated near the Saint Dominic/Armed Forces section of the new Calvary Cemetery at 9 a.m. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.

Community parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Southern Maine Community College and ends at the Veterans Memorial in Mill Creek Park. Parade will be followed by a short ceremony at the monument. At noon there will be a wreath laying at the public boat launch at Bug Light Park.

In addition, on Saturday, May 28, members of the South Portland War Veterans Memorial Association will gather at 9 a.m. at 50 Peary Terrace to place flags at all five of the city’s cemeteries. Volunteers are welcome. Call call 767-2575 or 799-3997 for more information.

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