Greater Portland


“Dine For Vets,” donations in July at Freeport Café in Freeport support Maine veterans served by Easter Seals Maine and Veterans Count Maine.

Saturday 7/23

Donation drive for gently-used clothing, shoes, furniture, accessories and other household items to benefit The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Anthony’s Dry Cleaner, Main Street, Yarmouth, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday 7/27

Relay for Life Fundraiser, 4 p.m., The Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road, Portland. Indoor/outdoor activities with games, cupcake walk, raffles. Dinner $5 with proceeds to American Cancer Society. Free concert 6:30-8 p.m. by Saco River Jazz Ensemble. Bring a chair and RSVP at 772-4777.


Wednesday 7/20

Alex Lake
, author of “After Anna,” Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square.
Thursday 7/28
“A Visit with Author and Naturalist Jim Arnosky,”part of the summer reading program, I Heart Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, Portland.


Adult Story Time, 12:05-12:50 p.m., South Portland Public Library, lunch hour read-aloud group for adults every Wednesday, 767-7660.

Third Tuesday Book Group, 2 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. See library for details.

Writing Group, Falmouth Memorial Library, 1 p.m. Thursdays. Falmouth Writers Workshop 6:30 p.m. July 21.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 7/21

“Antique Roadshow,” by Stan Lourie, antique specialist and appraiser, 3-4:30 p.m., The Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road, Portland.

Saturday 7/30

“Colonial Frolic,11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., hosted by Tate House Museum at Spurwink Farm, 50 Fieldways Lane, Cape Elizabeth.Games, races, puppets, music and tours of 18th century cemetery. Admission $10; pre-purchasing recommended at museum or Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 343 Ocean House Road. Rain date July 31.

Call for Volunteers

Falmouth Middle School cheerleading coach needed; must be 21 or older, attend Saturday games and choreograph football half-time routine. Practices weekday afternoons, games Saturday during football season. Call 653-1858.

Cumberland County Extension needs Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and South Portland residents 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.  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 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 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 7/16

Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, corner of 2 Church St./Route 1, Scarborough. Three kinds of beans, two kinds of dogs, chop suey, slaw, brown bread, pies. Adults, $8, children, $3,

Saturday 7/23

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport. All-you-can-eat includes three kinds of beans, dogs, biscuits, brown bread, salads. Adults, $9, children, $6.

Saturday 7/30

Fifth Saturday Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Tuttle Road Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Three kinds of beans, mac & cheese, dogs, chop suey, homemade breads and pies. Adults, $8, kids.

Bean Hole Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Dogs, two kinds of beans, slaw, mac & cheese. Adults, $8, kids, $3.


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 or combo; includes sides, takeout available.


Summer Wellness Workshop Series, for adults impacted by cancer, The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Principles of Qigong, Aug. 9-30;, 774-2200.

Wednesday 7/20

Medical Marijuana discussion group, with Becky DeKeuster, Wellness Connection of Maine, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. To register see

“The Emotional Spleen: Chinese Medicine & Worry,” with Alexa Gilmore, Licensed Acupuncturist, 4-5 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. To register, see

Tuesday 7/26

“In the Family,” 6 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Documentary by filmmaker who tested positive for the BRCA gene, chronicles the stories of families undergoing genetic testing, includes panel discussion,, 774-2200.


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

Free Summer Lunch Program, 11:30 a.m.- noon Monday- Friday until Sept. 2. Freeport Community Services will be distributing at Freeport Community Center, the Village View Apartments Community Room, Mast Landing School and Wildwood Acres on Elm Street. No income or residency requirements; all children under 19 welcome.

“Page-to-Screen” for teen readers, writers and inspiring filmmakers, Portland Public Library’s Teen Library  and Unwritten Roads host a weeklong workshop 2-4 p.m. daily July 25-29. Space is limited; register required online, 871-1700, [email protected]

Wednesday 7/27

“Science Magic!” part of I Heart Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder! Summer Reading Program, 3-3:30 p.m., Riverton Branch Library, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. Free and open to children 5-12.

Friday 7/29

Science Sensations with Mr. Will: Bubble Science, 4 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, register online at


Baby Singalong , 4 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. Fridays & Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Pre-School Storytime 10:30 a.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road.

Fun & Games, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. Pokemon & More, Fridays 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Magic Matches! Saturdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Lego Club, Saturdays 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:15-11 a.m., 2-2:45 p.m. Thursdays; 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.

Unemployed Professional Group, 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd. Open to the public, registration not required.

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.


Pettengill Farmhouse and grounds, 90-minute tours of historic Freeport property, Aug. 4 and 17 at various times. Members, $10, or $12. Must register at least 24 hours in advance at or 865-3170.

Eastern Cemetery, Portland, summer walking tours, 11 a.m. every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 16. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, under 12 free. Private tours available,

Technology Assistance, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road: technology help, Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. and Wednesdays.

Veteran’s Career Connection and Collaboration Council, 9-11 a.m. Fridays in July, Goodwill Workforce Solutions, 190 Lancaster St. By veterans, for veterans with a Veterans CareerCenter Consultant and a panel of veteran professionals. Email [email protected] or call 822-3311 to register.

Thursday 7/21

“Volunteer Opportunities at Mason-Motz Activity Center,” Lunch & Learn, 10 a.m., 190 Middle Road, Falmouth. BYO lunch and discover volunteer opportunities in the community.

“Recruiting Strategies for Employers in a Tight Job Market,” 2 p.m., Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. Seating is limited; call RuthAnne Haley at 822–3354 to reserve.

“How to Forecast Revenue and Growth for Your Business: Use of our Financial Projection Template,” 2-5 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St. Free with online registration at or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Saturday 7/23

“Get the scoop on poop,” Freeport Sewer District Open House, 9 a.m.-noon,  43 South Freeport Road. Find out how residents can make the system work better; tours at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

“Fabulous Ferns at Libby River Farm Preserve,” 10-11 a.m., Scarborough Land Trust Summer Walk with naturalist Mike Windsor, Libby River Farm property off Black Point Road, behind Camp Ketcha. Free for all ages, 289-1199,

Tuesday 7/26

“Capture Nature: Photographing Flowers and Plants,” 4-7 p.m., UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, off Farm Gate Road in Falmouth, $35.

E2Tech Summer Networking Reception, 5-7 p.m., Verrill Dana Courtyard, One Portland Square, Portland, $15/$25, register at

Wednesday 7/27

Grant Writing for Small Businesses, 2-4 p.m., MCED Offices, 30 Danforth St., Portland. Table Talk Workshop by Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, register at

Makers’ Mix, 7-9 p.m., Maine Charitable Mechanic Association’s Makers at the Hall series, conversation and camaraderie for all artists, artisans, smiths, wrights, tailors, cooks and inventors, 519 Congress St., Portland.


Maine Genealogical Society Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m. first Saturday, Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

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,



Wednesday 7/27

Gulf of Maine Books, Bath: 7 p.m.”Hummus and Poetry,” Palestinian poetry and food with Sharif Elmusa, Fateh Azzam, and Al Miller;

Aug. 5  “Postcards from Home,” by Penny Guisinger, and “Yellow Horses,” by Martin Steingesser.

“Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard,” meet author Matthew Langdon, 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727,

Thursday 7/28

“Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go,” by Liberian refugee Marcus Doe, 6-7:30 p.m. reading and signing, The Mustard Seed Bookstore, 74 Front St., Bath. Doe survived a bloody coupe at age 11 and is a recent graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.


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.

Thursday 7/21

Merrymeeting NARFE Chapter 1796 Meeting. 11:15 a.m., Fairground Café, Topsham Fair Mall, with speaker, lunch and business meeting.  All retired and active federal employees invited; [email protected] or 353-9649 to reserve.

Saturday 8/6

Peace Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brunswick Mall, with the theme, “Children Ask the World of Us.” Music, food, activities for all ages.


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
Wednesday 7/27
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2016 organizing team informational session, stop in 5-7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Find out how to form or join a team. For more, contact the Rev. Rebecca Wegner, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 725-6561.
Kickoff Party for the Midcoast Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Contact Chris Sedenka at 772-0115 or [email protected]

Wednesday 8/10

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Bath Knights of Columbus, 807 Middle St., Bath. Call American Red Cross 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome.


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.

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]

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



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 7/22

Baked Bean & Casserole Supper, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St. Three kinds of beans, dogs, clam casserole, mac & cheese. Adults, $8, kids, $4.


Free diabetes self-management classes, Mid Coast Bath Primary Care,  Brunswick, 9:30 a.m.-noon, six weeks beginning Aug. 9. Free, but pre-registration required by calling Annica McGuirk at 406-3971.

Saturday 7/30

Taster Yoga Session, 10 a.m., yoga for beginners, open to all in the gardens at Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. Weather permitting.


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.

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, 5:30 p.m. every Monday, 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.

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.

Just for Kids

Summer reading buddy program, through Aug. 30, Patten Free Library, Bath, free for kindergarten through sixth grade to help reading skills over the summer. Must register in advance; high school students interested in volunteering should also contact the library, [email protected], 443-5141, ext.16.

Variety of reading programs, Teen Summer Nights weekly movies for students entering sixth through 12th grades, including Book Olympiad competition, Patten Free Library, Bath. Info, reading logs, movie schedules,

“Sneaky Pat,” the bird-feeding scarecrow, Merrymeeting Audubon trip to Hamilton Sanctuary in West Bath for third- to fifth-graders and families,  7:30 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 23 or 30. Registration limited, Marianne Warner at [email protected] or 443-9652.

Tuesday 7/26

Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. “The Jungle Book,” recommended for age 9 and older, 725-1727,

Wednesday 7/27

“Scales and Tails: Amazing Reptiles,” 1o a.m., Chewonki program with live reptiles, for kindergartners and older. Orr’s Island Library, 1699 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24), Orr’s Island.



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.

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.

Pet Loss Grief Support Group, Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Monthly sessions are free and open to the public, but RSVP required at

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,

WIC Program, free nutritional service for income-eligible families. Provides food, formula, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and referrals for pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to age 5. Mid-coast residents can call Maine Community Action at 800-221-2221 and ask for WIC.

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 in a controlling or abusive relationship, free and confidential, hosted by Mid Coast Outreach Office of Family Crisis Services, 721-0199.


Historical walking tours,hosted Sundays by Pejepscot Historical Society, 1 p.m., July 24: Chamberlain’s Bowdoin; July 31: Maine Street. RSVP required by Thursday preceding tour, 729-6606 or [email protected] Tickets $5, or free for members.

Sunday 7/17

Forest Insect Walk, 1-3 p.m., Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Summer Outside! series, Baxter Forest, Topsham. Preregister by calling Ed Friedman at 666-3372. Full series schedule at


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.

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