The Portland Public Library is hosting a fish printing workshop, the Japanese art of gyotaku, at its Burbank Branch at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Brianna Soukup / Portland Press Herald

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Friday 7/5

Beginner Guitar and Songwriting: Deadline to sign up, presented by musician Pat Weston. July 11-Aug. 15, 4 p.m. ages 8-12, 5:30 p.m. ages 13-17, Community Services Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. $180.

Wednesday 7/10

Portland CareerCenter hiring event: 9 a.m. to noon, Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Boulevard, Portland.

“DanceAbility Inclusive Dance for Kids and Teens”: 2:30 p.m., North Yarmouth Community Center, 120 Memorial Highway. Registration required.

Through 7/31


Braiding Circle: For BIPOC community members, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Free, registration required.


Adult chess drop-in: 3 p.m., Saturdays. Bring a chess board if you have one. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland.

Bath ReStore: 1 Chandler Drive. 504-9340.

Bellows Supportive Screaming Group: 7 p.m., second Friday, East End Beach, Portland; fourth Friday, Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth.

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.

Career Center Services: 1-4 p.m., first and third Mondays, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. 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 a.m., second Saturday, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant 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, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Guest speaker, light refreshments. 725-1266 or 725-8386,


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

Cribbage games: 5:45-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Scarborough Lions Club, 273 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Free. 239-2836

Critical Home Repair program: For low-income homeowners in Cumberland County. and

Down East Ship Model Guild: 1 p.m., second Thursday, American Legion Post 21, 200 Congress St., Bath. 751-2453,

Figure drawing: 7 p.m., last Sunday, Hustle and Flow, 155 Brackett St., Portland. 18-plus.

Freeport American Legion: 5:30 p.m., second Thursday, Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallett 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.

Loosen Up exercise classes: 9 a.m., Mondays and 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. 221-0047.


Scarborough 55-plus Games and Gather: Coffee, snacks and games, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Fridays, Scarborough Community Services Hub, 418 Payne Road. Free, no registration necessary.

Senior Bingo: Noon, Mondays, Scarborough Community Services Hub, 418 Payne Road. 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.

Stump Trivia: 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 3 Cabela Boulevard, Scarborough; and 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 125 Western Ave., Portland.

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.


Weekly figure drawing: Hosted by Portland Drawing Group, 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 4-7:30 p.m. Sundays, 39 Exchange St., Portland.


Wednesday 7/10

Fish Prints and Stuffed Fish: 3 p.m., Portland Public Library, Burbank Branch, 377 Stevens Ave.


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

Calico Quilters: 7 p.m., first and third Mondays, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Contact


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.


Sundays 7/7 & 7/14

Morning yoga at Broadturn Farm: 10 a.m., Broadturn Farm, 7 Hanson Road, Scarborough. $10, registration required.

Through 8/16

Free yoga in the park: 8 a.m. Sundays-Wednesdays and Fridays, Discovery Park, Freeport.



Free Age-Friendly Yoga Class: 10 a.m., Mondays, Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport.

Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors: 9 p.m., Tuesdays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick.

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 7/5


Toddler Dance Party: 10 a.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

Monday 7/8

“Cranky” book reading: By author Phuc Tran, 10:30 a.m., Yarmouth Town Hall, 200 Main St.

Wednesday 7/10

Teen Disney Karaoke: 4 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Registration recommended. Ages 13-19.



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

Creative Movement with Portland School of Ballet: Intro to ballet for ages 4-6, 10:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

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

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

Storytime for Children: Ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, downtown Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


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

Teen Video Games: 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. Fridays, downtown Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Storytime at Merrill Memorial Library: 10:15 a.m., Thursdays for toddlers, Fridays for kids all ages, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.



Chebeague Island Library: 4-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. 247 South Road, No. 3.

Cundy’s Harbor Library, Harpswell: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, to 7 p.m. Thursdays, to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 935 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell.


Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, to 6 p.m. Fridays, to 5 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Curbside pickup available Monday through Friday.

Falmouth Memorial Library: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 5 Lunt Road.

Freeport Community Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 10 Library Drive.

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Orr’s Island Library, Harpswell: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, to 4 p.m. Fridays. 1699 Harpswell Islands Road.

Patten Free Library, Bath: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 33 Summer St., Bath. Homebound Delivery Service to cardholders in Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, West Bath and Woolwich. 443-5141, ext. 23.


Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 266 Main St., Cumberland.

Portland Public Library: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. 5 Monument Square.

Scarborough Public Library: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. 48 Gorham Road.

South Portland Public Library: Main library (482 Broadway) open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Branch library (155 Wescott Road) open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and Sundays.

Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to 7 p.m. 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.



Sunday 7/7

Free community dinner: 5 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 773-5747


Brunswick Meals on Wheels: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. For more services, call 729-0757.

Free community dinner: 5:30 p.m., Thursdays, Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland. To volunteer, call 773-2423.

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


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

Scarborough Weekly Senior Lunches: 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, SCS Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. $8 suggested donation.

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

The Sharing Table: Free food provided by MCHPP, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

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.

Scarborough Land Trust: Outdoor educational events for all, year-round.


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, American Legion George T. Files Post 20, 1 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. See Facebook page or contact 721-1172 or

Bicycle safety classes, riding clinics: Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 38 Diamond St., Portland. Free.

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

Pickup softball: 1 p.m., Sundays, Payson Park, Portland. All ages and skill levels. For more information, call 808-8559 or email



Saturday 8/17

Portland High School Class of 1964 60th Reunion: Noon to 4 p.m., Bruno’s Banquet Hall, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. $35. 899-8668



Al Anon: Alcohol addiction recovery resources for family members and friends. 1-888-4AL-ANON.

All-Recovery Meetings: Faith-based support for any recovery, noon Fridays, Portland Recovery Community Center, 102 Bishop St., Portland.

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


Dempsey Center: Classes, workshops and groups for cancer patients and others impacted. 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.

Grief Walks: 6 p.m., first Monday, various locations in Greater Portland. $18.

Health Care and Frontline Workers: Free confidential coaching, wellness workshops and connection groups. 1-800-769-9819, 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 Teen Text Support Line: For ages 13-24, text 207-515-8398, noon to 10 p.m. daily.


OUT Maine: Nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ youths, connects at-risk youth with staff via phone and social media. More information at

Overeaters Anonymous: Virtual meetings and in-person locations around the Midcoast.

Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine: Free and private virtual support groups at, or call ​1-800-871-7741.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weight loss support group, various locations and online. 729-6400,

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




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

Volunteer for hospice: Free training at Affinity Care of Maine’s South Portland office. Contact 870-7779 or

Women Build: Habitat for Humanity program to construct affordable housing.


Friday 7/5


“Water Safety Talk”: Presented by Registered Maine Guide Tom Bergh, 6 p.m., Trefethen Evergreen Improvement Association, 10 Trefethen Ave., Peaks Island.

Sunday 7/7

“No-Till Growers and TOPP Meeting”: Transition to Organic Partnership Program, hosted by MOFGA, 4 p.m., Firth Farm, 61 Ash Swamp Road, Scarborough. Free, registration required.

Tuesday 7/9

Summer Community Story Time: Guest speaker is Eva Barinas, gardens engagement coordinator at Cultivating Community, 10:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Registration required.

Wednesday 7/10


“Dementia Conversation”: Mornings with Friends series, 10 a.m., Recreation Center at Val Halla, 60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland.

Fix-a-Bike Workshops: Presented by Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 3:30 and 6 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. Registration required.

Thursday 7/11

“Develop Your Cash Flow Projection”: 10 a.m., online via Zoom, hosted by SCORE. Free.

“First-Time Home Buyer’s Seminar”: 5 p.m., Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, 1342 Congress St., Portland. Free, registration required.

Through 9/11


“Restorative Dialogues”: Two-hour Zoom discussions on restorative justice every second Wednesday of the month, presented by Southern Maine Agency on Aging and Restorative Justice Institute of Maine. Participants receive $30 after each completed session.


Career building, entrepreneurship and money management: Online classes by New Ventures Maine. Free, monthly schedule 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: 6:30-8 p.m., first Tuesday, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Registration closes at noon the day of the workshop.

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., Tuesdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Schedule a 15-min appointment. Sign up at circulation desk or by phone.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm: Educational environmental activities at

Work Permit Clinic for Asylum Seekers: Presented by HopeActs, 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. Free, registration required. Call 207-331-7765 or email to make an appointment.

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