Greater Portland Community Calendar: Aug. 7-17

Greater Portland


Paddle for the Prom: Registration open at for sea kayakers and paddle-boarders ages Eight & up for Sept. Eight profit to help the Eastern Promenade in Portland.

Sunday Eight/18

Maine Vets 5K, Eight a.m., Memorial Park in Scarborough, Three.1-mile USATF licensed course is the 2019 Road Runners Club of America Eastern Region Championship; proceeds profit Maine Veterans’ Homes Scarborough Recreation Fund, $20,

Thursday Eight/22

Set Sail for Habitat, 5:30 p.m. on Casco Bay Line’s Bay Mist, 56 Commercial St., Portland, hosted by The Greater Portland Board of Realtors to profit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, stay music, dancing, meals from Moe’s Original BBQ, $50,


Wednesday Eight/7

“Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Childhood,” by Maureen Stanton, with Book Riot’s Senior Contributing Editor Liberty Hardy, 7 p.m., Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress St.

Thursday Eight/15

“Maine’s Coastal Cemeteries: A Historic Tour,” presentation by writer Karen Wentworth, 6:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway.


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

Writers’ Accountability Group, 10 a.m.-noon, third Wednesday, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, all ranges of experience and genres welcome.

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

Come! Sit! Read!, studying canine program, Three:30-5 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Portland Public Library; Three-Four p.m. first and third Mondays, Riverton Branch Library, registration required,

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

Many Voices Teen Book Group, 1-2 p.m., final Saturday, Portland Public Library, open to ages 12-19 desirous about exploring range by means of up to date YA fiction, [email protected], 871-1700, ext. 773.

Peaks Island Book Group, 129 Island Ave., 7-Eight p.m. first Tuesday, 766-5540,

Portland Public Library Book Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., third Tuesday, 871-1700, ext. 705,

Riverton Book Group, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Thursday, 797-2915,

Betsy Ross House Book Group, 1:30 p.m. first Thursday, hosted by South Portland Library at Betsy Ross House in South Portland. Members select books which are a part of the mainstream cultural present, 767-7660,

Life 101, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, 10:30 a.m. fourth Tuesday, books that enhance high quality of life, set up good habits, and stay extra creatively and fortunately,

Morning Book Group, 10:30 a.m. third Tuesday, South Portland Public Library, casual group the place newcomers at all times welcome,

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

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

Bulletin Board

St. Peter’s Italian Bazaar, Aug. 9 & 10, 5-9 p.m.; Aug. 11, Four-Eight p.m., Federal Street, Portland, handmade Italian meals and pastries, carnival video games, cubicles, stay music, lottery. Preorder pastries by calling Nancy, 773-8852, [email protected]

Saturday Eight/10

St. Patrick’s School Alumni Reunion: 7 p.m., Bruno’s, 33 Allen Ave., Portland, $25,

Saturday Eight/17

Indoor Yard  Sale, on  9 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, Three Gray Rd., contains furnishings, home items, books, instruments.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Yarmouth Farmers Market, Three-6 p.m. third Thursday, 317 Main St. Farmers, makers and artists, stay leisure, by means of Oct. 17.

Call for Volunteers


Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, ongoing volunteer alternatives for caring individuals who can provide three to 4 hours per week, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, 772-Zero115.

American Red Cross wants volunteers within the catastrophe companies, well being and security and administration departments, 874-1192, ext. 115.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is searching for individuals who can positively influence a toddler just a few hours every month, 773-5437,

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

Eastern Cemetery, volunteers wanted to and transcribe gravestones on the Portland website for Spirits Alive; conservationists and gardeners additionally wanted, extra at

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

Hospice volunteers wished to be a part of the VNA Home Health Hospice workforce, bringing consolation to these going through a terminal sickness. Contact Beth Simmons at 400-8852 or [email protected]

Portland Area Villages seeks volunteers to assist seniors age in place, together with transportation, errands, calls/visits, gentle housekeeping and gardening, 370-1896, [email protected] to study extra.

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

Road To Recovery wants drivers to move most cancers sufferers to therapy in Cumberland County. Must be 18 or older, with a sound license, dependable car, clear driving document and proof of insurance coverage. Free coaching, American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345, or most

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

Dining Out

Free Meal, 5 p.m. each Wednesday, Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St.


Free Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 678 Washington St., Portland, handicapped accessible, 878-1989.


“Changing Pain,” 10 a.m. Tuesdays starting Aug. 13, Meadow Wind Institute, 100 Gray Rd., Falmouth, led by licensed bioenergetic therapist, for folks with ongoing ache.

Thursday Eight/Eight

“Art of Letting Go: releasing bodily and emotional stress,” 7 p.m., Meadow Wind, 100 Gray Rd., Falmouth, $25-$30,


AARP/Alzheimer’s Association Resource Finder, packages, occasions, companies, housing choices,

Dempsey Center, free wellness courses, complementary therapies, dietary counseling for most cancers sufferers and their households, 778 Main St., South Portland,, 774-2200.

Introduction to the Dempsey Center – South Portland: Tuesdays, Four:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.; Thursdays, Three p.m. Comprehensive overview of free companies out there, register on-line or name 774-2200.

Mammograms/Pap Test out there without charge for girls 40-64 by means of 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 discount and/or rest abilities with Sue Young, by means of summer time.

The Good Morning Program, free security check-in name 7 days/week for seniors/disabled in Brunswick, Harpswell and Freeport. Call Brunswick Police Department for particulars at 725-6621, ext. 4310.

Yarmouth Reassurance Program: seniors, the infirm, disabled or adults dwelling alone can name the Yarmouth Police Department each day to substantiate well-being, name 846-3333 for an software.

Southern Maine Agency on Aging on Aging specialist out there 11 a.m.-Three p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Support & assets for older adults & caregivers, 835-9866 or [email protected]

Just for Kids


Anime Club, 2:30-Four p.m. Mondays, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Age 13 and up can watch, craft, and usually geek out over all issues Anime and Manga, no registration required.

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

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

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

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

First Friday Games & Film Night, 5:30-Eight p.m. first Friday of every month, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road. Giant video games for each younger children and teenagers; movie at 6:30 p.m., refreshments out there, free and open to the general public.

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

Baby Singalong, Falmouth Memorial Library, Four p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays & 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.

Friday Fun, Falmouth Memorial Library, totally different actions weekly Three:45-Four:45 p.m.

Board Game Café, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., second Saturday, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, various choice.

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

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

Sign Language Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., first Tuesday by means of August, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., for newborns to age 6.

Therapy Dog Story Hour, Four-5 p.m. Mondays in July, Freeport Community Library, free and open to the general public, name 865-3307 to order a spot.

Wolfe’s Neck Center, Freeport, number of farm/nature packages each day for all ages,

Yoga for Toddlers & Preschoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesday by means of August, Freeport Community Library.

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

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

Many Voices Teen Book Group, 2:30-Three:30 p.m., second Wednesday, Portland Public Library, open to ages 12-19 who’re desirous about exploring range by means of up to date YA fiction, 871-1700, ext. 773.

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

Teen After Hours, 6-Eight p.m., first Friday, Portland Public Library, contains pizza together with video, board and card video games and films. Space is restricted, should register on the teen desk.

Baby Builders, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Duplos, free play and socializing for newborns to age Four.

LEGOs within the Library, Three:30-Four:30 p.m. each Wednesday through the faculty yr, South Portland Public Library, for ages 5 and up.

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

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

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.

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

Tail Waggin’ Tales, studying program with remedy canine, 15-minute increments Three:30-Four:30 p.m. each Friday, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, [email protected] join.


Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Rd., South Portland,


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

Dempsey Center – South Portland, free help teams and courses for most cancers sufferers and their households,, 774-2200.

Family Crisis Services, native home violence useful resource heart serving Cumberland County with authorized assist, shelter and help. For details about help teams held in Bridgton, Brunswick, or Portland name 874-1973; 24-hour hotline 800-537-6066,

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 12 Step Program addresses meals obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. Find an area assembly at, 775-2132.

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,

Introduction to the Dempsey Center – South Portland: Tuesday, Four:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.; Comprehensive overview of free companies out there, register on-line at or name 774-2200.

Kids First Center, Nonesuch River Plaza, 51 US Route 1, Suite S, Scarborough, academic help for folks and youngsters experiencing separation, divorce and/or co-parenting, 761-2709, [email protected],

LaLeche League, each Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland,

Living Well in North Yarmouth free journey service, name Steven Palmer at 829-6230.

Maine Buddy Program supplies one-to-one, peer help from educated volunteers for adults coping with most cancers,, 774-2200.

Maine Cancer Mentors, a program of the Dempsey Center, matches most cancers sufferers with educated volunteer mentors to offer emotional help from somebody who’s been there. Call 795-8250 or go to to study extra.

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, 6-Eight p.m. first Thursday most months, Maine Medical Center Learning Resource Center, 100 West Campus Drive, Scarborough. Support additionally out there in particular person, by telephone or e mail. Contact Robyn Shaw for extra info at 523-0883, [email protected]

Overeaters Anonymous, discover native conferences at

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

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Fridays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, various or complement to conventional 12-step teams, contact Jim at 787-1212.

South Portland Food Cupboard, 130 Thadeus St., Eight: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,

The Center for Grieving Children, free bereavement peer help teams for ages Three-18, their dad and mom and caregivers, younger adults, bereaved dad and mom and widow/widowers/companions. The Tender Living Care Program gives peer help to everybody within the household going through a life-impacting sickness, 775-5216, 555 Forest Ave., Portland.

Together With Alzheimer’s, drop-in help group for caregivers of these with Alzheimer’s/dementia, 7 p.m. each Wednesday, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Conference Room, 232 Main St., Yarmouth, [email protected]

TOPS Club, weight-loss help group, discover a native assembly at

Wellness Through Art, 2-Four p.m. Wednesdays, Amistad Peer Support and Recovery Center, 66 State St., Portland, peer-led, restoration targeted artwork group. Contact Patrick at 618-0318.

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, connects assets comparable to clothes, heating help, meals and rides to folks in want, ycan.information.


Eastern Cemetery Walking Tours, 11 a.m. each day July-October, reserve at or day of, Congress Street gate, Portland, $10, college students/seniors $5, money or verify solely, advantages Spirits Alive!

Greater Portland Landmarks Walking Tours, 5 totally different historic walks provided by means of Oct. 18, $10/$Eight upfront,

Thursday Eight/Eight

Maine Wildlife Series: Monarch Butterflies: 6:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Free,

New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly, 7 p.m., Peaks Island Library, 129 Island Ave., Peaks Island. Free,

Farmer’s Market Finds, 5 p.m., MaineHealth Learning Resource Center, 5 Bucknam Road Suite 1A, Learning Resource Center, Falmouth, $10,


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

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

Maine Wildlife Lecture Series, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 2nd Thursdays, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth.

Senior Tech, 10:30 a.m.-noon, fourth Wednesday, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, deliver questions and units.

Songwriting Workshop, 6:15-Eight:15 p.m. fourth Tuesday by means of the tip of the yr, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. All skills welcome to study from award-winning songwriter Jud Caswell.

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

Tech Help Tuesday, Three:30-Four:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, drop-in assist from the highschool tech workforce.

Adult Coloring Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., supplies supplied. Free and open to the general public.

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

Maine Job Seekers: free courses about employment, companies and packages, Maine Department of Labor, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland,, 822-3300.

Essentials of College Planning, Portland, free for adults 19 and older, to register or extra info, name 1-800-281-3703, or see

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

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

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

Technology Tutoring at Portland Public Libraries, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Riverton, 1st Wednesday of the month; Burbank, third Wednesday; Peaks Island, 2nd Wednesday; Main Branch, 4th Wednesday. Registration required, 871-1700 x 708.

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