Greater Portland


South Portland High School Dollars for Scholars benefit, Hannaford, 415 Philbrook Ave., South Portland: $1 from the purchase of blue reusable bags in June will be donated. 

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,

Monday 6/6

Scarborough Land Trust benefit, Romeo’s Pizza, 5-9 p.m., 201 Route One,  Oak Hill., 289-1199.

Saturday 6/18

Portland High School Athletic Boosters benefit golf tournament, Riverside in Portland, helps all 26 teams at Portland High School. To reserve or register a team, contact [email protected]

Sunday 6/26

“The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour,” 5K to benefit Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital,  9 a.m., Bug Light Park and Southern Maine Community College, South Portland. Registration open until the start. Tickets at


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

Saturday 6/4

Author signing, 1-3 p.m., Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, Portland: “The Queen of Heartbreak Trail, The Life and times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman,” by Eleanor Phillips Brackbill and “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Sufferage,” by Anne B. Gass.

Wednesday, 6/8

Authors’ Chat: “Journeys and Reflections,” 2 p.m., by The Write On Writers group of People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. The Write On Writers meet weekly at the People Plus Center; members of all writing levels and skills welcome. Free, open to the public, 729-0758 to register.

Thursday 6/9

“Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia,” by Phyllis Chinlund, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, [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.

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.

Yard Sale & Bake Sale, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Dunstan Corner, with grilled hot dog lunch.

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.

Circus Maine open house, 2-4 p.m., 4 Thompson’s Point, Portland. Try out trapeze, acrobatics, trampoline and juggling and learn about Circus Summer Camp, [email protected], 536-0763, free.

Monday 6/13

Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting and 10th Birthday Celebration, 6-7 p.m., Rising Tide Brewing Company, 103 Fox St., Portland

Call for Volunteers

Cookies needed for cookie walk to benefit the Nancy L. King Memorial Scholarship Fund June 11, at Shaw’s in Falmouth, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., when a $5 donation will get a dozen mix ‘n match gourmet, homemade cookies. Call Gail Mason, 803-2279, or bring cookies to Shaw’s Saturday morning.

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]

Cumberland County Extension Association has openings for people from  Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and South Portland to serve on the board, which meets once a month in Falmouth. Deadline for applications is Aug. 1,, 781-6099 or [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]

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

The Fresh Air Fund seeks families to apply by July 1 to give children from New York City a Fresh Air experience in August. Contact Tammy Bilodeau at 240-1916 or visit

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

Saturday 6/4

BBQ Chicken Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stewart P. Morrll Post 35, 413 Broadway, South Portland. Potato salad, green beans, slaw. Adults, $8, children 5-12, $3.


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.

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, wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling,,  774-2200.

Cancer Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 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. For information about support groups held in Brunswick, Bridgton or Portland call 721-0199; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066. 

Aging in Place Friendly Visitor program for those 60+ in Cumberland offers weekly visits by a trained volunteer who will provide companionship, with match based on mutual interests. To apply or refer someone: [email protected], 245-8033.

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., fourth 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.


Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St.: June 6, 6-8 p.m., Marketing 101: Importance of brand identity; June 7, 6-9 p.m., Starting Your Own Business: avoid the pitfalls; June 8, noon-1 p.m., Lunch Bytes, Portland Public Library, business data mini-workshop. All free with online registration, or 772-1147 weekday mornings.

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.

Thursday 6/2

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

Maine’s largest IT Summit & Tradeshow, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 15 workshops, 59 booths, Holiday Inn, 88 Spring St., Portland,

Temperance Tea and Talk, 4-6 p.m., Neal Dow House, 714 Congress St., Portland,  by Professor Eileen Eagan, USM and historian Herb Adams, 773-7773.

Saturday 6/4

Family art project, 10-11:30 a.m., A Center for the Awareness of Pattern, 143 Flying Point Road, Freeport. Gather natural findings and make works of art. Free; to register, call 865-3396.

National Trails Day, guided 1.1-mile hike hosted by the South Portland Land Trust around Clark’s Pond. Leaves from Home Depot parking lot trailhead (to the right of the Garden Center) at 9 a.m. sharp.

Wednesday 6/8

“Sustainability in Maine’s Tourism Industry– We’ll Shut the Lights Off For You!” E2Tech Forum & Spring Networking Reception, 4-7:30 p.m., O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth Street, Portland,

Sunday 6/12

Tea and Exhibition of Colonial Fashion, 1-4 p.m., Tate House Museum gardens, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Refreshments and period dress information by members of Tate House Sew Historical Society. All ages; admission $12 for members, $16 all others. Reservations suggested, 774-6177, [email protected]


Maine Genealogical Society Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m. first Saturday, Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. June 4: Brian Bouchard of Brunswick will present research results from a murder case in his family.

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,

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

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,



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.



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,

Bulletin Board

Senior’s Bingo, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesday, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., must be at least 16.

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

Saturday 6/4

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

Kids Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., (note new times), 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


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]


Friday 6/3

“Good Ole Fashioned Friday Nite Dance,” with DJ Ray Seigler, 7-9 p.m., Bath Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St.  Suggested donation $5, 443-4937.


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.



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, 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.


Homebuyer Education, four-session course by Coastal Enterprises, Inc., 6-8:30 p.m. June 20, 22, 27, 29, CEI, 30 Federal St., Brunswick. Pre-registration required by June 13 for $30/person, $50/couple, non-refundable and must attend all sessions. 

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

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday beginning June 6, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Explore meditation in the Buddhist tradition, suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Suggested donation $10, but all welcome.

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.

“Translating Dante: Isabella Stewart Gardiner’s Museum as ‘Paradiso,’” 7:30 p.m., hosted by Midcoast Senior College at Curtis Memorial Library. Examines the influence of Dante on the Boston museum. Free and open to the public.

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.

Friday 6/10

Morse High Alumni Association, 10 a.m.-noon, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. Alumni are asked to help identify people in display of photos and historical memorabilia.

Tuesday 6/14

“Early European Settlements Around Merrymeeting Bay,” by Dr. Bruce J. Bourque from Maine State Museum, 6:30 p.m., hosted by Topsham Historical Society at Topsham Public Library.


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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