Greater Portland

Benefits

Thursday 11/14

Husky Vets Thanksgiving Fundraiser: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Annual fundraiser hosted by Student Veteran Organization. Woodbury Campus Center, Portland. $9 per plate, usm.maine.edu/veterans/thanksgiving-fundraiser-0.

Books/Authors

Thursday 11/14

The Art and Promise of Creating Fairy Tales for our Children and Grandchildren: 5:30-6:30 p.m. with workshop leader Deborah Eve Freedman. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Writers’ Meet-Up: 6 p.m. Discuss authors and ideas, to listen to and inspire one another. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Patty Crane discusses “Bell I Wake To,” with poet Betsy Sholl: 7-8 p.m. Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress St., Portland. Free, printbookstore.com.

Tuesday 11/19

OceanView at Falmouth Presents Maine Author Mary Lawrence: 6:30 p.m. Author of the “Bianca Goddard Mysteries” series. OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Free.

Wednesday 11/20

Literary Lunch: Richard Russo talks with Jennifer Finney Boylan: 12-1 p.m. Award-winning authors discuss Russo’s new book “Chances Are.” Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Author Talk with Charlene D’Avanzo: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. Free.

Poetry in the Library: Jeffrey Thomson: 7-9 p.m. Jeffrey Thomson reads from his new book “Half Life: New and Selected Poems.” Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free, yarmouthlibrary.org.

Thursday 11/21

Readers Circle: The Friend: 7-8:30 p.m. Note that the group is meeting on the third Thursday this month. Free and open to the public. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free.

Friday 11/22

Author Talk with Richard Cass: 2-3 p.m. Author of the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series talks about the latest installment, “Last Call At The Esposito.” South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland.

Ongoing

Betsy Ross House Book Group, 1:30 p.m. first Thursday, hosted by South Portland Library at Betsy Ross House in South Portland. Members choose books that are part of the mainstream cultural current, 767-7660, bit.ly/2EUGguO.

Come! Sit! Read!, reading dog program, 3:30-5 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Portland Public Library; 3-4 p.m. first and third Mondays, Riverton Branch Library, registration required, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/come-sit-read.

Evening Book Group, 7-8:30 p.m., third Thursday, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth.

Journaling in the Library, 5:30-7 p.m., third Wednesday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, for teens and adults.

Life 101, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, 10:30 a.m. fourth Tuesday, books that improve quality of life, establish good habits, and live more creatively and happily, southportlandlibrary.com/book-groups/.

Many Voices Teen Book Group, 1-2 p.m., last Saturday, Portland Public Library, open to ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through contemporary YA fiction, [email protected], 871-1700, ext. 773.

Morning Book Group, 9:30-11 a.m. second Wednesday, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

Morning Book Group, 10:30 a.m. third Tuesday, South Portland Public Library, informal group where newcomers always welcome, southportlandlibrary.com/book-groups.

Peaks Island Book Group, 129 Island Ave., 7-8 p.m. first Tuesday, 766-5540, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups.

Portland Public Library Book Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., third Tuesday, 871-1700, ext. 705, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups.

Reader’s Circle, 7 p.m. last Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth; free and open to the public, registration not required.

Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Thursday, 797-2915, portlandlibrary.com/highlight/love-bookgroups.

The Branch Book Group, 6 p.m. first Monday, Memorial Branch Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, new members always welcome, 775-1835.

Writers’ Accountability Group, 10 a.m. to noon, third Wednesday, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, all levels of expertise and genres welcome.

Writers’ Group, 2 p.m. Fridays. Provides feedback, inspiration, encouragement. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland. southportlandlibrary.com.

Bulletin Board

Wednesday 11/13

Merrill Film Society presents “Detour” (1945, NR): 7-9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Free, yarmouthlibrary.org.

Thursday 11/14

Meet Ruby the Red-Tailed Hawk: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet Ruby, a red-tailed hawk raptor ambassador from the Maine Wildlife Center. Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Free, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

Tuesday 11/19

“Mack Wrestles with Kafari”: 7-10 p.m. Film screening. Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs broke records and changed history by winning the Texas state titles two years in a row. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland. Free, space538.org/event/mack-wrestles/.

Ongoing

Bingo, 5-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, hosted by Scarborough Lions at 201 John Roberts Road, South Portland.

Chess Club, Thomas Memorial Library, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, for enthusiasts of all ages.

Freestyle Freeport: 2-7 p.m. Every third Thursday. A wide variety of experiences including meet the makers, tastings and receptions, happy hour deals, sidewalk sales, guest performers and more. visitfreeport.com.

Maine Genealogical Society, 12:30 p.m., first Saturday of every month, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Free, guests welcome.

Sacred Harp Singing, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Open community singing, free, all welcome.

Scarborough Garden Club, 12:30 p.m. third Thursday, Hillcrest Retirement Center, 108 Hillcrest Ave. New members welcome, scarboroughgardenclub.org.

Scarborough Kiwanis, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, The Egg & I, 183 US Route One, Scarborough, breakfast and featured speaker, public welcome, Joyce Leary Clark at 329-8488 or [email protected]

Call for Volunteers

Ongoing

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 a child a few hours each month, 773-5437, somebigs.org.

Cumberland Area Rides and Aging in Place need drivers, companions and others to help older residents in Cumberland/North Yarmouth. Drivers contact 829-3367, [email protected] Other volunteers contact [email protected], 245-8033.

Eastern Cemetery, volunteers needed to photograph and transcribe gravestones at the Portland site for Spirits Alive; conservationists and gardeners also needed, more at spiritsalive.org/index.htm.

HART Cat Shelter: Ongoing need for morning volunteers from 8-11 a.m., 302 Range Road, Cumberland. Apply at hartofme.com or 829-4116.

Hospice volunteers wanted to be part of the VNA Home Health Hospice team, bringing comfort to those facing a terminal illness. Contact Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or [email protected]

Portland Area Villages seeks volunteers to help seniors age in place, including transportation, errands, calls/visits, light housework and gardening, 370-1896, [email protected] to learn more.

Refugee and Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, has an ongoing need for volunteers to assist refugees, 881-8550.

Road To Recovery needs drivers to transport cancer patients to treatment in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with a valid license, reliable vehicle, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Free training, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or cancer.org.

Yarmouth Senior Programs, volunteers needed for Friendly Visitor Program, Phone Pals Program and a Handy Helper Service to assist local elders. Contact Maureen Brosnan at 835-9866 or [email protected]

Dining Out

Ongoing

Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.

Friday Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First Friday of each month (except January and July). Open to the public. North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Free.

Fairs & Festivals

Saturday 11/16

Designing Women Fine Art & Crafts Annual Freeport Holiday Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fine crafts show and sale by designing women to raise awareness of a local non-profit, Women, Work and Community. Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Free, designingwomen.org.

Freeport Harraseeket Grange Holiday Craft Markets: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Freeport Harraseeket Grange No. 9, 13 Elm St., Freeport. Free.

Saturday 11/23

Once Upon a Holiday, Christmas Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features creatively handcrafted Thanksgiving and Christmas items and showcases handmade foods, candy, crafts, ornaments, knits and jewelry. First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland. Free, flcme.org.

Downeast Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community celebration offering a New England lunch menu. Event includes crafts, cookies, attic treasures, books, jams and jellies, Christmas decor. Balsam Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Free.

Freeport Lioness-Lions 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Fish Chowdah and Chili Luncheon: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade knit items, stained glass, canned goods, jewelry and more. Mast Landing School, 116 Mollymauk Lane, Freeport. Free.

Bradbury Mountain Arts Annual Holiday Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Includes sales of fine arts and crafts. Mallett Hall, Pownal Center, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal. Free.

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes validated parking, mimosa bar and raffle. DiMillo’s Restaurant, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. Free.

Health

Chill Skills & Mindfulness Group: 3:30 p.m. Mondays. Learn skills to recognize and manage stress and anxiety, plus how to keep a positive mindset and change negative thinking. University Health & Counseling Services Office, Gorham Campus, 156 Upton Hill, Portland. Free.

Wednesday 11/13

Snack Chat: HPV: 3-4 p.m. For those who would like to know more about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. Free, portlandlibrary.com.

Ongoing

AARP/Alzheimer’s Association Resource Finder, programs, events, services, housing options, communityresourcefinder.org.

Dempsey Center, free wellness classes, complementary therapies, nutritional counseling for cancer patients and their families, 778 Main St., South Portland, dempseycenter.org, 774-2200.

Introduction to the Dempsey Center – South Portland: Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 3 p.m. Comprehensive overview of free services available, register online or call 774-2200.

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

Mindful Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Mason-Motz Activity Center, Falmouth, mindfulness, stress reduction and/or relaxation skills with Sue Young, through summer.

Southern Maine Agency on Aging specialist available 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Support and resources for older adults and caregivers, 835-9866 or [email protected]

The Good Morning Program, free safety check-in call seven days a week for seniors/disabled in Brunswick, Harpswell and Freeport. Call Brunswick Police Department for details at 725-6621, ext. 4310.

Yarmouth Reassurance Program: seniors, the infirm, disabled or adults living alone can call the Yarmouth Police Department daily to confirm well-being, call 846-3333 for an application.

Just for Kids

Rhythm and Rhymes for Babies: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Early literacy stories and songs for babies from birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Wednesday 11/13

Kid’s Graphic Novel Book Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. New group meeting monthly. Each month a different graphic novel will be discussed. Includes an activity inspired by that month’s selection. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland.

Thursday 11/14

Game On! Board Games with Diversions: 3-5 p.m. For novice and expert gamers, an after-school board game program in partnership with Diversions Puzzles and Games. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland.

Monday 11/18

Books with Baxter! Riverton’s Library Dog: 3-4 p.m. Baxter the poodle will visit the library to encourage children to read and to be a furry, fun listener. Riverton Branch, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Wednesday 11/20

Teen Movie: 2:30 p.m. Showing movies once a month during the school year for sixth, seventh and eight graders. November’s movie is “Toy Story 4.” Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. Free.

Ongoing

Anime Club, 2:30-4 p.m. Mondays, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Age 13 and up, no registration required.

Art Time for Kids, 11-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, freestyle with stories and music.

Baby and Me, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Freeport Community Library, social time for infants and caregivers with toys and music, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.

Baby Builders, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. New weekly building and playing program for newborns to age 4. Free, southportlandlibrary.com.

Baby Singalong, Falmouth Memorial Library, 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Mondays; Toddler Yoga, 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of the month; Infant/Toddler Story Time Tuesday 10 and 10:15 a.m.; Pre-School Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays, 781-2351.

Baby Story Time: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Ages: 0-12 months. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Free.

Board Game Café, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., second Saturday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, varying selection.

Book Bambinos: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, southportlandlibrary.com.

Burbank Chess Club for Kids, 10:30-noon last Saturday, Burbank Branch Library, 377 Stevens Ave., Portland, all abilities welcome, free and open to the public, 774-4229, [email protected]

Chess Club, 9-11 a.m., Thomas Memorial Library, all ages welcome to drop in.

Children’s Story Hours: Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth: Baby Bounces and Books, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Fridays; Tales and Tunes, preschool story hour 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays; Tales for Twos, 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays.

Crafternoons, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Thomas Memorial Library, drop-in for age 10 and older.

Dungeons & Dragons Club, 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Thomas Memorial Library. Open to age 11 and older, Registration required, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

Families Discover Great Artists, 3-4 p.m. first Saturday, Thomas Memorial Library, drop-in for ages 4 and older.

Family Story Play Yoga, 11-11:45 a.m., third Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

First Friday Games & Film Night, 5:30-8 p.m. first Friday of each month, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road. Giant games for both young kids and teens; film at 6:30 p.m., refreshments available, free and open to the public.

Friday Fun, Falmouth Memorial Library, different activities weekly 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Lego Club, 3:45-4:45 p.m. third Wednesday for ages 5-11, Freeport Community Library, supervision required.

LEGOs in the Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year, South Portland Public Library, for ages 5 and up.

Letter Zoo, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, South Portland Public Library, stories and songs for ages 3-5.

LitWits, 4:15-4:45 p.m., third Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, for grade 6 and up. Registration required through [email protected]

Many Voices Teen Book Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m., second Wednesday, Portland Public Library, open to ages 12-19 who are interested in exploring diversity through contemporary YA fiction, 871-1700, ext. 773.

Preschool Story Time – Freeport: 10-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Ages 4-6. Adult supervision required for children 11 and under. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Free.

Preschool Story Time – Portland: 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays at Burbank Branch, 377 Stevens Ave., Portland. 10:15-11 a.m. Fridays at Peaks and 10:45-11:30 a.m. at Riverton. 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. For children aged 3-5. portlandlibrary.com.

Sign Language Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., first Tuesday through August, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, for newborns to age 6.

Spanish Language Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. first Thursday, Portland Public Library, stories, songs and dances for newborns through age 5.

Tail Waggin’ Tales, reading program with therapy dogs, 15-minute increments 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Friday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, [email protected] to sign up.

Tales for Twos at Burbank: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. For 2-year-olds and their caregivers. Burbank Branch, 377 Stevens Ave., Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Teen After Hours, 6-8 p.m., first Friday, Portland Public Library, includes pizza along with video, board and card games and movies. Space is limited, must register at the teen desk.

Teen Group: 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Dempsey Center South Portland, 778 Main St. Free, dempseycenter.org.

Therapy Dog Read Aloud: 4-5 p.m. Mondays. For your own special time with one of our dogs please call ahead to save your spot. Adult supervision required. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. Free.

Toddle Town, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, South Portland Public Library, songs, rhymes and bounces for ages 1-3.

Toddler Story Time: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Free, engagedpatrons.org.

Wolfe’s Neck Center, Freeport, variety of farm/nature programs daily for all ages, wolfesneck.org/calendar.

Wolfe’s Neck Center Farmer for the Morning: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Children help with farm chores, explore, meet the animals and participate in themed activities. 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. $5.

Yoga for Kids: 10:30-11 a.m. First Tuesday of the month.  Ages 2-6. Adult supervision required for children 11 and under. This event is free and open to the public. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive.

Support

ROCC Support Groups: The Recovery Oriented Campus Center at USM hosts several support groups. Top floor of Sullivan Gym, Portland. Visit usm.maine.edu/recovery-oriented-campus-center for more information.

Breast Cancer Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21. Dempsey Center South Portland, 778 Main St. Free.

Ongoing

Aging in Place Cumberland: Free rides for older Cumberland/North Yarmouth residents, Handy Helpers for minor repairs; medical equipment loans; Friendly Visitor program. To apply or refer, 245-8033, [email protected], AIPCumberland.org. For rides, 829-3367, [email protected]

Chronic Pain Support Group of Greater Portland: 5:30-7 p.m. fourth Tuesday every month. For individuals and caregivers. New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, 335 Brighton Ave., Portland. Free, encompasshealth.com.

Dempsey Center – South Portland, free support groups and classes for cancer patients and their families, dempseycenter.org, 774-2200.

Family Crisis Services, local domestic violence resource center serving Cumberland County with legal help, shelter and support. For information about support groups held in Bridgton, Brunswick or Portland call 874-1973; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066, throughthesedoors.org.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 12 Step Program addresses food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. Find a local meeting at foodaddicts.org, 775-2132.

Grief After Cancer Loss: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Dempsey Center South Portland, 778 Main St. Free, dempseycenter.org.

Grief Support for Individuals and Groups, Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, contact Carol Schoneberg-Robinson for schedule, 289-3651, [email protected]

Hospice Grief Support Group, Compassus, 23 Spring St., Suite C, Scarborough, 761-6967, compassushealthcare.com.

Introduction to the Dempsey Center – South Portland: Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Comprehensive overview of free services available, register online at dempseycenter.org or call 774-2200.

Kids First Center, Nonesuch River Plaza, 51 US Route 1, Suite S, Scarborough, educational support for parents and children experiencing separation, divorce and/or co-parenting, 761-2709, [email protected], kidsfirstcenter.org.

LaLeche League, every Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, lllofmenh.org/portland.html.

Living Well in North Yarmouth free ride service, call Steven Palmer at 829-6230.

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

Maine Cancer Mentors, a program of the Dempsey Center, matches cancer patients with trained volunteer mentors to provide emotional support from someone who’s been there. Call 795-8250 or visit dempseycenter.org/cancer-mentors to learn more.

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, 6-8 p.m. first Thursday most months, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Scarborough. Support also available in person, by phone or email. Contact Robyn Shaw for more information at 523-0883, [email protected]

Overeaters Anonymous, find local meetings at oamaine.org.

Parkinson’s Disease weekly support group, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, for patients, family, caregivers, 865-3417.

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, alternative or supplement to traditional 12-step groups, contact Jim at 787-1212.

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday and 5-7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month for residents of South Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and surrounding communities, 874-0379, southportlandfoodcupboard.org.

The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer support groups for ages 3-18, their parents and caregivers, young adults, bereaved parents and widow/widowers/partners. The Tender Living Care Program offers peer support to everyone in the family facing a life-impacting illness, 775-5216, cgcmaine.org. 555 Forest Ave., Portland.

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, find a local meeting at tops.org/tops/TOPS/FindAMeeting.aspx.

Wellness Through Art, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, peer-led, recovery focused art group. Contact Patrick at 618-0318.

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, connects resources such as clothing, heating assistance, food and rides to people in need, ycan.info.

Workshops/Walks/Talks

Wednesday 11/13

The Case for Unbiased News: 6:30-8 p.m. Richard Valdmanis, Boston bureau chief for Reuters, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Free, scarboroughlibrary.org.

The OceanView Lecture Series: The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring: 6:30-8 p.m., presented in conjunction with the Falmouth Memorial Library and Camden Conference Community Events. Lunt Auditorium, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Free, camdenconference.org.

Continuing the Conversation About Dying and Death: 7 p.m., 129 Island Ave., Peaks Island.

Tellabration! 2019: 7-9 p.m. Storytelling by Fran Philbrook, David Handwerker, Jean Armstrong, Phyllis Blackstone, Bill Hinderer, Chris Newcomb, Susan Dries and Don Spear. Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland. $1-$10.

Thursday 11/14

Creating Community Workshop: Exploring Wabanaki/Maine History: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Interactive storytelling experience. Maine Wabanaki-REACH in partnership with the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Children’s Museum, 142 Free St., Portland. Free.

Friday 11/15

Noontime Talk: Ragnar Kjartansson, “Scenes from Western Culture”: 12 p.m. Discussion about new exhibition. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. Free, portlandmuseum.org.

Human Trafficking Topic of Freeport Woman’s Club Meeting: 1:30-3 p.m. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. Free.

Saturday 11/16

A Seal’s Journey – A Presentation by Marine Mammals of Maine: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Illustrated talk on MMoME’s  work responding to and assessing animals in the field, the natural history and identification of seal species, and a look inside MMoME’s seal triage and rehabilitation center. 129 Island Ave, Peaks Island.

MeSSeS: 3-4 p.m. Watch and/or learn to juggle. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. space538.org/event/janoah-bailin-messes/.

Sunday 11/17

“The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring”: 2-3:30 p.m. Presented by Kathleen Howard Sullivan. Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Free, scarboroughlibrary.org.

Tuesday 11/19

The Art of Seeing: a Compassionate Lens on Climate Change and Conflict Resolution: 5:30-7 p.m. Wishcamper Center, Room 102, 34 Bedford St., Portland.

Thursday 11/21

SMCC Science Department Seminar: 5-6 p.m. “More Than Just Turning Left: The Physiological Demands of Motorsports.” Presented by Lara Carlson, The Carlson Laboratory. Southern Maine Community College, Jewett Hall, 77 Fort Road, South Portland. Free.

Meet the Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Free, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.

Ongoing

A Common Yarn Needlework Group, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, 781-2351.

Adult Coloring Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, materials provided. Free and open to the public.

Conversational Spanish at Riverton: 6:30-7:30 p.m. First and third Thursday of the month. For teens and adults. Riverton Branch, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. portlandlibrary.com.

Democracy Cafe, 6:30-8 p.m., second Tuesday, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Eastern Cemetery Walking Tours, 11 a.m. daily to October, reserve at spiritsalive.org/index.htm or day of, Congress Street gate, Portland. $10, students/seniors $5, cash or check only, benefits Spirits Alive.

Essentials of College Planning, Portland, free for adults 19 and older, to register or more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or see meoc.maine.edu.

Freeport Wild Bird Supply – Free Bird Walks: 8-10 a.m. Saturdays. Geared towards birders of all skill levels. Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 US Route 1. Free, visitfreeport.com.

Freeport Woman’s Club Meeting: 1:30-3 p.m. third Friday of the month, September-June. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Free.

Greater Portland Landmarks Walking Tours, five different historical walks offered through Oct. 18, $10/$8 in advance, portlandlandmarks.org/tours.

Job Corps Training Information, Maine Job Corps, 190 Lancaster St., Portland, call 631-1453 for schedule.

KnitChat!, 10 a.m. Fridays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, southportlandlibrary.com.

Knitting Group, 1 p.m. Mondays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth.

Maine Genealogical Society, Greater Portland Chapter, 12:30 p.m. first Saturday, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Free, guests welcome, 409-6205.

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

Maine Skeins Crafters, noon-1 p.m. third Wednesday of the month. Snacks and tea provided. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland. Free, mainecharitablemechanicassociation.com.

Maine Wildlife Lecture Series, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Second Thursdays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth.

Spanish Group, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, all levels welcome.

Senior Tech, 10:30 a.m. to noon, fourth Wednesday, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, bring questions and devices.

Songwriting Workshop, 6:15-8:15 p.m. fourth Tuesday through the end of the year, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. All abilities welcome to learn from award-winning songwriter Jud Caswell.

Tech Help Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, drop-in help from the high school tech team.

Technology Tutoring at Portland Public Libraries, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverton, first Wednesday of the month; Burbank, third Wednesday; Peaks Island, second Wednesday; Main Branch, fourth Wednesday. Registration required, 871-1700 x 708.

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

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