Attend a class on mushroom cultivation at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Contributed / NorthSpore


Thursday 4/20

“Hole In The Head Poetry Reading”: 7 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.


Blurb Club in Mechanics’ Hall: Noon, every other Thursday in Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. Informal book discussions for adults and seniors. Hosted by Portland Public Library.

Books a la Carte: 2 p.m., third Tuesday. Book and author discussions, no assigned reading. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Books and Brews: 6 p.m., first Wednesday, Flight Deck Brewing, Brunswick Landing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick.


Books on Tap: 4:30 p.m., third Monday, Nonesuch River Brewing, 201 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Hosted by Scarborough Public Library.,

Casco Bay Writers’ Project at the Hall: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays. Registration preferred. COVID records required. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland.

Civil War Book Club: 7 p.m., second Monday, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Free E-Books: Free military history, African-American history and Latino history downloads at

Great Books Discussion: 10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.,

Guerilla Poetry Whoop: 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, virtual via Zoom. Registration required. Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth.


Just Desserts Mystery Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Monday Afternoon Book Group: 1 p.m., first Monday, hybrid via Zoom and at Curtis Memorial Library, 200 Maine St., Brunswick.

Preservation Pages: 6 p.m., Hi-Fidelity Brewing, 200 Anderson St., Bay 6, Portland.

Race and Equity Book Group: 6:30-8 p.m., second Wednesday, virtual via Zoom. Registration required. Hosted by Prince Memorial Library.

South Portland Public Library Writers’ Group: 2-4 p.m., first and third Saturdays via Zoom. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Thursday Afternoon Book Group: 3-4:30 p.m., last Thursday. To register, email Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland.


Write On Writers: 1 p.m., Wednesdays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

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Friday 4/14

Two Girls One Ghost: Live podcast production, 8 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland. $20-$29.50. 18-plus.

Saturday 4/15

Girl Scouts of Maine “Green ME Up”: 10 a.m., L.L.Bean Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport. Free. Registration required.

Tour of the Odd Fellows building: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Odd Fellows Building, 651 Forest Ave., Portland. Free. or 775-7954.


Saturday 4/15 & Sunday 4/16

Gem, mineral and jewelry show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brick South, Thompson’s Point, 15 Resurgam Place, Portland. $5; $4 seniors; free under 12.

Tuesday 4/18

Spring blood drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Scarborough Community Services Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. 730-4158 or

Wednesday 4/19

“Brews for a Cause, Brunswick Pride”: 4-8 p.m., Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick.


Friday 4/21

Big Truck Day and model train display: Trucks 10 a.m. to noon, train display 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.

Friday 4/21-Sunday 4/23

Maine Catholic Youth Convention: Holiday Inn Portland-by-the-Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland.

Through 4/28

“Music in April” silent auction fundraiser: People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.



Adult Chess Drop-In: 3 p.m., Saturdays. Bring your own chess board if you have one. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland.

Bingo: 7 p.m., Mondays, Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6859, 687 Forest Ave., Portland.

Bridge: 1 p.m., Mondays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

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

CareerCenter Services: 1-5 p.m., every other Tuesday. Book an appointment at 883-4723, option 4, or email


Chess Club: 6 p.m., first Wednesday, Curtis Library Chess Club. All ages; children under age 8 must be accompanied by adult. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Citizens Climate Lobby Portland Chapter: 9-10:30 a.m., first Saturday, Coffee by Design, 1 Diamond St., Portland. Email or visit

Connected: 7 p.m., first Monday, nondenominational social group for widowers, widows, divorced and singles 55 and over. St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall in Brunswick, 132 McKeen St. 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, and electrical or plumbing hazards. Cumberland County residents only.

Down East Ship Model Guild: 1 p.m., second Thursday, 200 Congress St., Bath. 751-2453,

Freeport American Legion: 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallot Drive.


Hair Cuts with Margarita: 9 a.m., Fridays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. $10, proceeds go to the center. Appointments required.

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

Loosen Up with Bea: 9 a.m., Mondays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Loosen Up with Suzanne: 9 a.m., Fridays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Mah-Jongg: 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Maine Irish Heritage Trail: Self-guided historical Portland and South Portland tours, map at


Portland ReStore: 659 Warren Ave.

Scarborough 55-plus Games and Gather: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. Coffee, snacks, games and camaraderie. Free. No registration necessary. SCS Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough.

Senior Bingo: Noon, Mondays, Scarborough Community Center Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough, 55-plus, $2 at door, no registration necessary.

Sketcher Group: 10 a.m. to noon, second Friday; sometimes fourth Friday. Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

Stump Trivia: 6 p.m., Thursdays, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 725 Broadway, South Portland.

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


Trivia Night: 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays, Byrnes’ Irish Pub, 38 Centre St., Bath. 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 16 Station Ave., Brunswick.

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


Tuesday 4/18 & Thursday 4/20

Tiny Art Workshop: Take-home kit, 3:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.


A Common Yarn: 1-3 p.m., Thursdays, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth Memorial Library. A textile craftsmanship group. Email to join.


Calico Quilters: 7 p.m., first and third Mondays, North Yarmouth Congregational Church, Route 115, 7-9 p.m. Contact

Craft Meetup: 4:30-6 p.m., Mondays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Fiber Arts Club: 10 a.m., Mondays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, hybrid on Zoom and in-person at Scarborough Public Library. Email or call 883-4723, option 5.


Saturday 4/15

Bean supper: 5 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. $10; $8 ages 3-12. 767-3572



Brunswick Meals on Wheels: Call Casey Henson at 729-0757 or visit People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

Freeport Community Services Food Pantry: In-person shopping Mondays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 55 Depot St., Freeport.

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

Scarborough 55+ Program Senior Lunch: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, SCS Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough.

Souper Supper at St. Mary’s: 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free meals.


The Sharing Table: Food For All: 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wayside Meal Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland. To volunteer or learn more, call 773-2423.


Through 4/26

“Living a Balanced Life”: Four-week physical therapy workshops, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Dempsey Center, 778 Main St., South Portland.


Dempsey Center: Health and wellness workshops such as yoga, acupressure, massage and meditation.


Free Age-Friendly Yoga Class: 9:30 a.m., Mondays, Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors: 1 p.m., Thursdays, Freeport Community Services.

Living Well with Chronic Pain: Group workshop by Healthy Living for Me. Registration required. Contact 800-620-6036, or

Medicare 101 with Spectrum Generations: 12:30-2 p.m., second Tuesday, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

YMCA: Free online workout videos at and


Friday 4/14-Sunday 4/23


Spring break Earth Week: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 250 Thompsons Point Road, Portland.

Tuesday 4/18

Decorate a pot and plant a seed: 3 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Registration required.

Tuesday 4/18-Thursday 4/20

April Vacation Wilderness Experience: Ages 11-15, Through the Trees, 2 Griffin Road, Freeport. $230.

Wednesday 4/19


Cookie decorating: 2:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road. Registration required.


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

Dangerous Thinking Club: 5-6 p.m., third Thursday, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. For teens who like to think, read and discuss. Email for more information or visit to register.

Music Fun with Miss Teresa: 10:30 a.m., Fridays, Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

OUT Maine free youth programs: Free youth LGBTQ+ programs, registration required at


Paws and Read with Therapy Dogs: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mondays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. All ages. Call 865-3307 to sign up for a 15-minute session or go to

Portland Stage Play Me a Story Education Program: 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave, Portland. $15 for a month, or specific date options. Professional performances and workshops for ages 4-10.

Story Time for Children: 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Downtown Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Story Time With Miss Robyn: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Wednesdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Storytime with Taylor: 10:15 and 10:45 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport.

Teen Video Games: 2-5 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, open to teens at the downtown Portland Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.


Toddler Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.



Chebeague Island Library: Mondays 4-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. Closed Sundays.

Cundy’s Harbor Library: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell.

Curtis Memorial Library: Open every day. 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Curbside available Monday through Friday.

Falmouth Memorial Library: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 5 Lunt Road.


Freeport Community Library: 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.

Merrill Memorial Library: 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: Monday through Saturday, 33 Summer St., Bath. Curbside pickup still available, call 443-5141 or go online. Access to cloudLibrary, the New York Times, TumbleBooks and more. Homebound Delivery Service to cardholders in Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath and Woolwich. 443-5141 ext. 23.

Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland: Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 266 Main Street, Cumberland. CloudLibrary is accessible to check out eBooks.

Scarborough Public Library: Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Digital services available.

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


Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; open to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Topsham Public Library: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 25 Foreside Road, Topsham.

Parks & Nature


Explore Scarborough Trails: Explore local trails in Scarborough.

Falmouth Land Trust: Guided hikes throughout the year, free.

Guided Walks with Freeport Conservation Trust: Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport.


Maine Audubon sanctuaries in Falmouth, Freeport, Scarborough and West Bath: Free and open from dawn to dusk. No pets.

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.

Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport: Hiking, gardening, workshops and more, free and open from dawn to dusk.



American Legion Junior Archery Program: 6 p.m., every other Thursday, Brunswick American Legion George T Files Post 20, 1 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. See Facebook page for more info.


Bicycle Coalition of Maine: 38 Diamond Street, Portland. Free safety classes and riding clinics, including off-road biking.

Maine By Foot: Maps of walking trails throughout Maine, including wheelchair-accessible trails. Can be filtered by town.


Friday 4/14-Sunday 4/16

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, “Healing from Abortion”: Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, 510 Ocean Ave., Portland. Limited space; registration required.


Al Anon: Alcohol addiction, recovery resources. 1-888-4AL-ANON.


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

Dempsey Center: Classes, workshops and groups to help and support in the fight against cancer. Free. Registration required. Email or call 877-336-7287.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 8 a.m., Saturdays, 30 Liza Harmon Drive, Westbrook. Additional dates and meetings on Zoom.

Health Care and Frontline Workers: Free confidential coaching, 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 mental health program for ages 13-24, text 207-515-8398, noon to 10 p.m. daily.


OUT Maine: A nonprofit that serves LGBTQ+ youths 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, or call ​1-800-871-7741.

Sweetser mental health resources: Online exercises to cope with daily challenges, visit for titles such as Staying Connected While Social Distancing, Managing Time at Home with the Kids, and Parenting in Challenging Times and Changing Plans.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 729-6400,

The Yellow Tulip Project: Support and community for those with mental illnesses, online resources at

Walking with Moms in Need: 3 p.m., Fridays. Unplanned pregnancy support group and services. Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. 847-6885 or




Dempsey Center: Help make life better for people affected by cancer in Scarborough and Portland. Clayton’s House host in Portland, orientation ambassador, wig and headwear consultant, Reiki, community gardeners needed.

Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross: Review the most urgently needed positions at or contact Volunteer Services at or 800-464-6692.

Puppy raisers and sitters: Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind has ongoing need for people to teach basic skills and socialize puppies and for puppy sitters. or visit

Women Build: Habitat for Humanity program to construct affordable housing, details at


Friday 4/14


50 Years of Environmental Studies at Bowdoin: Various panel discussions at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 255 Main St., Brunswick.

Friday 4/14 & Saturday 4/15

One-on-one with S.E.E.D.: Follow-up discussion about high-potency marijuana, 2-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

Sunday 4/16

“The Underground Railroad, Retracing the Tracks”: 11:15 a.m., hybrid live on Facebook and at First Parish Church UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick.

Discuss “Captain Fantastic”: Film discussion, 2 p.m., Moderation Brewing, 103 Maine St., Brunswick.


Saturday 4/17

“Genocide Memory and the End of ‘Never Again'” and panel discussion: 7 p.m., virtual via Zoom, hosted by the Maine Jewish Museum.

Tuesday 4/18

“MTI Grants and Programs for Your Business”: 11 a.m., virtual via Zoom, hosted by SCORE. Free.

“Innovative Carbon Capture Device, The Mechanical Tree”: Noon, virtual via Zoom, hosted by E2Tech. $10.

“The Many Faces of Grief”: 2 p.m., Lunt Auditorium, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Free; registration required.


Tuesday 4/18 & Wednesday 4/19

Teen metalsmithing two-day workshop: 1-6 p.m., Artascope Studios, 48 Railroad Square, Yarmouth. Ages 13-18, $159.

Wednesday 4/19

Southern Maine Successful Aging Expo: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. Free. No registration necessary.

Cooking for Crowds: Registration closes 4/14. 1 p.m., UMaine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth. $15.

Pinecone Birdfeeder Workshop: 1 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.


“Craft Brewing Business in Maine”: 6 p.m., virtual via Zoom, hosted by Midcoast Senior College. Free.

“‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Historical Context”: 6:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Free.

Wednesday 4/19 & Tuesday 4/25

“Look Out for Loons”: 5 p.m., virtual via Zoom, hosted by Maine Audubon.

Thursday 4/20

“Spring Has Spawned” mushroom cultivation: 6:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.


Friday 4/21

Creating a website for beginners: 10 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Registration required.

Invasive Plant Sculpture-Making: 2 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.


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

Conversational Spanish Group: 1 p.m., Fridays via Zoom, hosted by South Portland Public Library. Open to all skills levels. Register at


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

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 on

Maine Audubon: Nature and environment classes and workshops, many free.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization: Free newsletter at Resources and classes at


Songwriting Workshop: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesdays, Thomas Memorial Library Community Room, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Registration closes at noon the day of the workshop. Register at

Southern Maine Agency on Aging: Resources, services and education for healthy aging, in-person and remote. Call 396-6500 or email

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. Schedule a 15-min appointment. Sign up at circulation desk or by phone.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm: Educational environmental activities at

World Affairs Conversation Group: 11 a.m., every other Friday, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

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