Beanstack, online reading programs for all ages, a reading-habit tracker platform through Patten Free Library that includes reading programs and challenges. Visit for details.

Books at Night, virtual Mechanics’ Hall Book Club, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland.

Books on Tap, 5:30 p.m. third Monday of the month via Zoom, hosted by Scarborough Public Library. Contact Tom Corbett at

Casco Bay Writers’ Project at the Hall, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Thursday, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland.

First Friday Book Club, noon via Zoom, presented by Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. Register at


Guerilla Poetry Whoop, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of the month via Zoom, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth,

Just Desserts Mystery Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. virtual meeting first Tuesday of the month, presented by Curtis Memorial Library.

Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group Book Club, 10 a.m. Fridays via Zoom, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library. Email for Zoom invitation.

Monday Afternoon Book Group, 1 p.m., first Monday of the month at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Email

Racial Equity Book Group, 7-8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library. Books provided. Email with questions. Registration and book list at (if registration is full, submit the form to be put on the waiting list).

Reading Challenge 2022, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland. List of 18 reading prompts to challenge readers throughout the year,


Read Your Mind, 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday of the month, virtual from Portland Public Library. Features new books, topics and resources about teen mental health,

Sci-fi Book Club, 5-6 p.m. via Zoom second Thursday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library. Email Marian Dalton at to sign up.

South Portland Public Library Writers’ Group, 2-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays via Zoom,

World War II Commemoration, free military history, African-American history and Latino history downloads at

Writers’ Meet-Up, 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month via Zoom through Portland Public Library, for more, including monthly writing prompts.

Bulletin Board

Saturday 3/5


Winter Carnival, featuring hot cocoa bar, Dunkin’ Munchkins, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free,

International Women’s Day Dip and Dance Party, 2 p.m., beach party, costumes, dancing, topped off with an ocean dip at Willard Beach, Willow Street, South Portland. Free.

Wednesday 3/9

Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Bath-Brunswick Chapter monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Advocate, educate and build political will to persuade local members of Congress to enact the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend.

Sunday 3/13

Saint Patrick’s Parade, steps off at noon at the Portland Fish Pier near the Center Street intersection on Commercial Street, ends at Bell Buoy Park next to Casco Bay Ferry Terminal.



American Legion Munjoy Hill Post 161 veterans membership drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Have a beverage on them and check out the Post. 42 Atlantic St., Portland. Call 772-9314 for more information.

Board Game Social, 3-5 p.m. Fridays, Slot Car Junction, Brunswick.

Cafe en Français – French Conversation Club, 2:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday of the month, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Chess Club, 6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, Curtis Library Chess Club open to all ages, younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult helper. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Citizens Climate Lobby Portland Chapter, 9-10:30 a.m. via Zoom first Saturday of the month, Facebook or


Connected, non-denominational social group for widowers, widows, divorced and singles 55 and over, 7 p.m. first Monday of the month, St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, 132 McKeen St. Brunswick. Guest speaker, light refreshments, 725-1266 or 725-8386.

Critical Home Repair program, Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income homeowners who require safety and structural repairs, including accessibility issues, unsafe roofing or flooring, lack of heat, electrical or plumbing hazards. Cumberland County residents only,

Donations Wanted for Maine State Music Theatre’s Amazing Technicolor Yard Sale on April 30. Drop off new or lightly used items (no clothing, please) at 22 Elm St., Brunswick, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 23.

Game Night, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Sunday, Foreplay Sports Pub, 436 Fore St., Portland. Free.

Maine Irish Heritage Trail, self-guided historical Portland tour, map at

Maker’s Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Brick South at Thompson’s Point, 15 Resurgam Place, Portland. Local farms, artisans, artists,


Museum Passes: Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth has passes for patrons to Maine Maritime Museum, Maine Wildlife Park, Portland Museum of Art, Children’s Museum of Maine, Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine State Parks. Reserve at 846-4763 or mmlinfo@yarmouthlibrary.

Portland ReStore, 659 Warren Ave.,

Portland Winter Farmers Market, Saturdays through April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 631 Stevens Ave. Closed Christmas Day.

Scarborough 55-plus Program Senior Drop-In, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday. Get together for coffee, snacks, games and camaraderie. Registration not necessary. SCS Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. Free,

Scarborough Kiwanis, noon lunch meeting Fridays, Cowbell Wood-Fired Grill, 185 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.

Senior Bingo, noon, every Monday, Scarborough Community Center Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough, 55-plus, free, registration not necessary,


Topsham ReStore, 126 Main St., 504-9340.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club (Durham, Freeport, Pownal), 6 p.m. first Thursday of the month until April, Acacia Lodge, Route 136 Royalsborough Road, Durham.

Vigils for Peace and Justice, 5-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street at Park Row.

Warm Thy Neighbor emergency heating assistance program, serves qualifying households in Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell, Bailey Island, Cundy’s Harbor, Lisbon Falls, Lisbon, Lisbon Center, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Durham through the end of March. Call 729-1161, ext. 115, or

Winter Farm Activities Map, explore Maine farms in winter with Maine Farmland Trust. Free,


Friday 3/4


Baked Haddock Dinner, 5-6:16 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 350 Black Point Road, Scarborough. $12.

Haddock Chowder Takeout, 5-6 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Homemade chowder, oyster crackers, dessert. $10, first-come, first-served,

Saturday 3/5

Haddock Chowder Lunch, pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Maine Farm Supper, 4-6 p.m., First Universalist Church, 16 Cumberland St., Yarmouth. Personal pot pie take-away dinner includes curried apple slaw and apple crisp; choose from regular, gluten-free and vegan. $15,

Preorder Takeout Bean Supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m. first Saturday of the month to May, White Rock Community Clubhouse, 34 Wilson Road, Gorham. $10, Facebook.


Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray. Hot dogs, pea and kidney beans, chop suey, coleslaw, casseroles, biscuits, pies. $12.

Meatloaf Supper, 5 p.m., American Legion Post 20, 1 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, $10,


Curbside Souper Supper, 5 p.m. second and fourth Fridays of the month. Masks and social distancing. Free to all. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Deering Center Community Church in Portland, call 773-2423 for more information.

Freeport Community Services Food Pantry, open for in-person shopping 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Depot St., Freeport, see


Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization, find organic products and farms at

“Make Your Own: A Recipe Guide,” salad dressings and casseroles to soups and grain bowls, customizable recipe forms in select categories can be used to print and share,

Meals on Wheels, call the Brunswick Meals on Wheels Coordinator Casey Henson at 729-0757 or visit People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick,, 725-2716.

The Sharing Table: Food For All, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, courtesy of Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Merrymeeting Gleaners. Free and open to all,

“Spoonful: Bite-Sized Food & Nutrition Information,” University of Maine Cooperative Extension recipes, food preservation and safety, grocery shopping on a budget,




Dempsey Center, virtual health and wellness workshops such as yoga, acupressure, massage and meditation.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, various times and locations in the greater Portland area. Help for food obsession and addiction. No dues or weigh-ins.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Freeport Community Services, open to all,

Living Well with Diabetes, via Zoom, multiple sessions, hosted by Healthy Living for ME. Free,

People Plus in Brunswick, free exercise videos online at, plus live Zoom classes and outdoor classes at


Walk with a Doc, 12:15-12:45 p.m. every Thursday, Mid Coast Medical Group, 1 Wellness Way, Topsham. Free,

YMCA, free online workout videos at and


Friday 3/4

Teen FIFA Tournament, 2:30 p.m., Riverton Branch, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. First Friday of every month for soccer supporters,

How to Use Audacity to Edit Audio, 3 p.m., virtual for teens from Portland Public Library. Free,

Saturday 3/5


Play Me a Story: March Series 2022, 10:30 a.m., experience the fun and magic of theater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., $8-$15,

Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends, 3 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. $15,

Tuesday 3/8

Chalkboard Picture Frames Grab-and-Go Craft, Freeport Community Library, for kids 9 and up; free and open to the public during regular library hours while supplies last.


After School Play Session, 3-5 p.m. every Wednesday, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Portland.


Better Together Book Club, 10-11 a.m. third Thursday of the month, hosted by Brunswick High School,

Chess Club, 6 p.m. first & third Wednesdays of the month, open to all ages, but children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Children’s story time, 10:30 a.m. during the school year, Chebeague Island Library, 247 South Road.

Dangerous Thinking Club, 3-4 p.m. third Friday of the month via Zoom or meeting outside, hosted by Merrill Memorial Library. For teens who like to think, read and discuss. Email for more information or visit to register.

Family Storytime, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Fridays via Zoom, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Designed for ages 3-5, sign up required,

Miss Mary Story Time, 10:15 a.m. singalong Fridays, read-alouds 10:15 a.m. Mondays and 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, on Merrill Memorial Library’s Facebook Live.


OUT Maine, free youth programs, registration required at

Picture Book Read Aloud, 10:15 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, virtual as

Portland Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department Facebook pages games, songs, links, videos, outdoor places to visit, craft ideas and more.

Portland Stage Play Me a Story Education Program, 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings on Facebook Live. Gives kids ages 4-10 the experience of theater as professionals perform children’s stories and offer acting workshops. Free.

Read Your Mind: Teen Mental Health Series, noon via Zoom last Wednesday of the month, hosted by Portland Public Library.

Relation-Ship-It Teen Book Group, virtual book group for teens to discuss LGBTQ relationships through young adult fiction.


Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Friday at 10:15 a.m.: Miss Mary’s Singalong Story Time. Both on Facebook Live.

Take-home activities from Curtis Memorial Library, curbside take-and-make kits for all ages and STEAM kits for elementary students,

Thomas Memorial Library virtual programs, for calendar updates and links to livestreams.

Virtual Music Fun with Miss Teresa, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Facebook Live from Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.


Chebeague Island Library, open for browsing, for details.

Cundy’s Harbor Library, open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Harpswell. Free library available at Community Hall. Visit the library’s Facebook page for updates.


Curtis Memorial Library, open for indoor browsing Monday through Sunday. Curbside available Monday through Friday. for cloudLibrary instructions.

Falmouth Memorial Library, open for in-person browsing 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Masks required,

Freeport Community Library, open for in-person visits 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. FCL To Go 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday when building is closed to the public.

Live Tech Help, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,

Merrill Memorial Library, open for browsing Monday through Saturday; curbside pickup available. Free access for Yarmouth residents to the virtual library TumbleBooks at Digital Maine Library and cloudLibrary also available.

Patten Free Library in Bath, in-person browsing Monday through Saturday with curbside pickup still available, call 443-5141 or go online. Access to cloudLibrary, the New York Times, TumbleBooks and more.


Patten Free Library Homebound Delivery Service to cardholders in Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath and Woolwich. Matches volunteers to patrons who are unable to visit the library in person,, 443- 5141 ext. 23.

Portland Public Library, main library and all branches open to the public. Visit for details.

Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland now open Tuesday through Saturday. CloudLibrary is accessible to check out eBooks. Visit

Scarborough Public Library open for browsing Monday through Saturday. Digital services including cloudLibrary, TumbleBooks, Flipster and Kanopy at Book return open.

South Portland Public Library, Main Library open Monday through Saturday, branch open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 767-7660 or visit for details.

Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth open Monday through Saturday,


Topsham Public Library open Monday through Saturday. Visit for details. Wi-Fi accessible outside the building. Go online for a list of resources to eBooks, online courses, cloudLibrary and more.

Parks & Nature

Saturday 3/5

Coastal Winter Birding, 10 a.m., Join Scarborough Land Trust at location to be determined, see Free.


Maine Audubon sanctuaries in Falmouth, Freeport, Scarborough and West Bath are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. No pets. Virtual bird watching with nest and feeder cams at

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, information about recreational opportunities, including fishing, riding, hunting, trapping and hiking at


Natural Resources Council of Maine, maps to explore the state,

Scarborough Marsh Maps, free at town clerk’s office in Scarborough Town Hall, Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough Land Trust Preserve kiosks.

Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport, hiking, gardening, workshops and more. Call 865-4469 for barn times. See full calendar at


Cross-Country Ski Outing, 8-9 a.m., every Saturday, L.L.Bean at Fogg Farm, 11 Desert Road, Freeport. Free,

Skating at Lee Twombley Pond, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, with heated shelter, open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.

Snow Tubing, 1-3 p.m. every Sunday, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, registration required,


Starlight Snowshoe Tour, 6-9 p.m., every Friday and Saturday, hosted by L.L.Bean, see for location.

Saturday 3/5

Queer Winter Walk Series, 1 p.m., Chase Reserve, Brunswick. Free,

Friday 3/11

Guided Snowshoe Tour of Pleasant Hill Preserve, 10 a.m., hosted by Scarborough Land Trust at 280 Pleasant Hill Road, Scarborough. Free,



Falmouth Land Trust, guided hikes throughout the year, free and open to all,

Women’s Hike Night, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Pineland Farms in Freeport, open to women of all ages and abilities,


Alzheimer’s Association New England Family Conference, virtual March 4 and 5, free,


Al Anon, noon, TGIFriday Brunswick Zoom meeting,

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, Helpline at 800-272-3900 available 24/7.


Connected, 7-9 p.m. first Monday of the month, St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Free, nondenominational group for widows, widowers, divorced and singles 55-plus, with guest speaker and light refreshments. 725-1266 or 725-8386.

Dempsey Center, support, classes and resources at

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, meeting by Zoom and phone,

Health Care and Frontline Workers: free confidential coaching sessions, wellness workshops and connection groups for those who may be feeling down, disconnected or discouraged. Call 1-800-769-9819, see or email

Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer One2One Confidential line, leave a message at 441-5374 or 1-855-552-7200 ext. 801; a volunteer will call back.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) Teen Text Support Line, a new mental health program for youth 14-20, text 207-515-8398, noon-10 p.m. daily.


OUT Maine, a nonprofit that serves LGBTQ+ youth throughout the state, connects staff with at-risk youth through the phone and social media. More information at

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, free and private virtual support groups at

Sweetser’s myStrength, online exercises to cope with daily challenges, visit for titles such as Staying Connected While Social Distancing, Managing Time at Home with the Kids, Parenting in Challenging Times and Changing Plans and Handling Disappointment.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. every Thursday, Berean Baptist Church, Cumberland Street, Brunswick, 729-6400.

The Yellow Tulip Project, support and community for those with mental illness, online resources at

Walking with Moms in Need, unplanned pregnancy support group and services, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. For more, call 847-6885,



Healthy Living for ME Leader Trainings, scheduled for March and April statewide to address chronic conditions, caregiving,


American Red Cross Blood Drives,, pre-registration encouraged.

Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross seeks volunteers to support relief efforts. Review the most urgently needed volunteer positions at or contact Volunteer Services at or 800-464-6692. Other ways to help include monetary and blood/platelet donations.

Puppy Raisers and Sitters Wanted, Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind is looking for people in the greater Portland area to teach basic skills and socialize pups for 14-16 months along with puppy sitters. Email


Career Building, Entrepreneurship and Money Management classes, online by New Ventures Maine. Free, monthly schedule at


Friday 3/4

“How Not to Kill Your Houseplants,” noon, UMaine Extension webinar, free to $10, register at

Winter Speaker Series: Sue Inches, 7 p.m., L.L.Bean, Freeport,

Saturday 3/5

Winter Gardening Workshop Series, 1 p.m., virtual by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust,

Sunday 3/6


Growing Literacy: Soil Secrets, 1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free,

Monday 3/7

“Propagating Trees and Shrubs in the Winter Months,” 6 p.m. UMaine Extension webinar, free to $10, register at

Wednesday 3/16

Connecting Women to Construction Trades, 10 a.m. or 6 p.m., free virtual sessions designed for women to explore high-wage careers, register at



Chess Club, 6 p.m., Curtis Library Chess Club, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, meets first and third Wednesdays of the month. Open to all ages, but children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult,

A Common Yarn, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays via Zoom, hosted by Falmouth Memorial Library. A textile craftsmanship group. Email to join.

Conversational Spanish Group, 1 p.m. Fridays via Zoom, hosted by South Portland Public Library. Open to all skills levels. Call 767-7660 for more information,

Daily Fika, 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth,

Ecomaine Waste Management, learning videos, virtual tours about recycling, composting,

Free College Courses for adult education students through Maine DOE and community college system,


“From Farm to Table Fare,” seven-video series about preparing locally sourced cuts from a whole chicken, selecting and grinding cuts of beef, and using prepared beef and chicken in recipes, free at

“Growing Maine Gardeners,”, features activity and video demonstration suitable for all ages. Call 581-3877, email

Healthy Living for ME, classes on a variety of health topics, many are free. Visit for schedule and registration.

Interviews with the Irish in Maine, hosted by Maine Irish Heritage Center,

Maine Audubon nature and environment classes and workshops, many free.

Maine Department of Education: Rural Aspirations website supports teachers and families in community-based learning at


Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization, free newsletter at Schedule of classes at

Movie Series and Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom Thursdays, hosted by Patten Free Library. Visit or contact Roberta at

New Ventures Maine, free online classes on careers, business and finance. Visit for schedule and to register.

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce live webinars and virtual events,

Reel Talk Film Discussion Group, 1 p.m. every third Tuesday via Zoom. Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library, register at

Scarborough Kiwanis Club, noon every Friday, Cowbell Grille, 185 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. Free and open to the public.

Songwriting Workshop, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, first Tuesday of the month, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library. Registration closes at noon the day of the workshop. Register at


Southern Maine Agency on Aging resource specialist, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, appointments preferred by calling 835-9866 or emailing

Support Maine Wildlife with Native Maine Plants: Maine Audubon online plant finder at for plants best suited for specific sites, provide best ecological function and benefit, and complement the landscape.

Techspresso, help with technology 2-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, sign up at circulation desk or by phone.

Virtual Craft Meetup, 5 p.m. via Zoom Mondays, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Email Sarah at to receive an email with login details in advance.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, educational environmental activities at

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