2012-01-11 / Et Cetera

CALENDAR

We welcome community groups to list their special events in Calendar.

Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. Send them to: Calendar Editor, The Times Record, P.O. Box 10, Brunswick, ME 04011; by fax, 721-3151;

Wed/11

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts, noon-5 p.m., 583 Lisbon St., Lisbon ; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Lego League, for ages 7 and older, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; ages 6 and older; bring own Legos and snack; led by Matt Boyle; 443-5141 x17.
  • Home Energy Clinic, sponsored by Midcoast Green Collaborative, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 563-5487 or www.MidcoastGreenCollaborative.org.
  • Friends of Merrymeeting Bay annual meeting and potluck, 6 p.m., Cram Alumni House, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; program: “Notes on a Lost Flute,” by linguist Kerry Hardy; free; Ed Friedman 666-3372, edfomb@comcast.net or www.FriendsOfMerrymeetingBay.org.
  • Relay for Life Brunswick kickoff celebration, 6-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick; RSVP brunswickrelay@gmail.com; 373-3703 or RelayForLife.org/brunswickme.

Performances

  • Maine Songwriters Association Showcase: Bass Box, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $10 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com.

Public Meals

  • Breakfast Cafe, noon-1 p.m., Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, 800 High St.; 3-course meal and beverage, $7; operated by culinary arts students; reservations 443-8257 or CulinaryCafe@RSU1.org.

Talks-Workshops

  • Musical Spelling and Counting, by Elliott Schwartz, part of Midcoast Senior College Winter Wisdom Series, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; free.
  • Getting Ready for Taxes, by Sharon Ross of Midcoast CA$H Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, 5:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; refreshments; Ellen Hawkins 725-5242 x216 or ehawkins@curtislibrary.com.

Thu/12

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Guided Beaver Park Morning Walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.
  • Thursday Hikers: Brunswick Commons to Pennelville; meet 8:45 a.m. at Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham; snowshoe or cross-country ski, or hike; bring water and snack; 319-7355.
  • Laughing club for everyone, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $2; 729-0475.
  • Time for Twos, 10:30-11 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; short stories, songs and puppets; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Home School Time, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Yoga for mobility, with Ann Kimmage, 3:30 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; $75 for 8 weeks, $64 for members; 729-0757 or www.PeoplePlusMaine.org.
  • Dreamland Theater: “Cinema Paradisio,” 6:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath; $5, concessions $1, bring own picnic; short films and documentaries prior to main feature; 522-1018 or www.sagadahocpreservation.org.

Performances

  • Noonday concerts, featuring Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-3356.
  • Freud’s Last Session, a production of Heartwood Theater, 7 p.m., Skidhompha Library, Damariscotta; $8, $5 students; ages 13 and up; 563-1373 or www.HeartwoodTheater.org.
  • Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon; hosted by Charlie Wing and the band Tripolar; cwing9877@gmail.com.
  • An Acoustic Evening with Poco, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $35; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website www.poconut.com.

Public Meals

  • Region 10 Café, run by students, noon-1 p.m., Region 10 Technical High School, 68 Church Road, Brunswick; 3-course meal $7.50; reservations encouraged 729-6622.

Talks-Workshops

  • e-Reader How-To Classes, 12:15 or 6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; bring e-reader, transfer cable and library card; free; 725-5242 x510.
  • Winter Survival Tips, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; how to shovel, stretch, avoid falling, etc.; 729-0475.
  • Living well with hearing loss, with Robin Galleher of the Pine Tree Society, 1-2 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; free; talk will focus on srategies, nothearing aids; RSVP 729-0757 or www.PeoplePlusMaine.org.
  • Raising rufus: A Maine Love Story, by author Carla Sullwold, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; refreshments; book signing and talk; 725-5242 or www.CurtisLibrary.com.

Fri/13

Blood drive

  • American Red Cross Donor Center, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

  • Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; stories, songs, puppets and crafts for 3- to 5-yer-olds; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Chess club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; ages 7-11; led by Nathaniel Rines; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

Performances

  • Perpetual e-Motion, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and electronic influences, 7:30 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane; $10, $6 students and children, under 8 free; refreshments; 389-1770.
  • Garnet Rogers, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $12 advance, $15 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website: www.www.garnetrogers.com.

Public Meals

  • Haddock chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Church community hall, 98 South Freeport Road; chowder, soleslaw, corn muffins, cake; $8 (includes seconds), $6 takeouts; 865-4012.

Talks-Workshops

  • Financial friday, with Scott Lemieux: “Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits and Taking Control of Your Retirement Income,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; bring lunch; 729-0475.

Sat/14

Miscellaneous

  • Merrymeeting Audubon Birding Trip: South coastal birding from Ogunquit to Biddeford Pool, meets at Bath CVS 7 a.m. to carpool, or Brunswick Hannaford at 7:20 a.m.; sponsored by Merrymeeting Audubon; bring water and lunch or snack; free; www.MaineAudubon.com/merrymeeting or Maurice Dauphin 389-2585.

Performances

  • Tap, Tap, Jazz, 4 and 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet, 348 Route 1, Falmouth; $15; 781-3587 or www.MaineStateBallet.org.
  • Augusta Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Cumston Hall, Main St., Monmouth; works by Sullvina, Rossini and Webber, Bach, Mozart and Enescu; $15 advance, $20 at door, $5 students; 242-1574.
  • Midcoast Symphony Orchestra concert series II, 7:30 p.m., Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston; performing Shostakovich, Mahler, Dvorak and Dukas; $17, 18 and younger free; 846-5378 or www.MidcoastSymphony.org.
  • Conner Garvey Concert, with Builder of House and Lauryn Hottinger, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick; $10 advance, $12 at door; 725-5222 or www.explorefrontier.com.
  • The George Cole Quintet, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $15 advance, $18 at door; 761-1757 or www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist Website: www.georgecole.net.

Public Meals

  • Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Richmond; $7, $4 ages 5-12, 5 and under free, $20 family max; 737-4735.
  • Boiled dinner, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon; $7, $4 under 12, under 4 free, $18 family; 353-5636.
  • Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick; $8, $4 ages 6-12, free 5 and under; reservations 725-2185.

Sun/15

Performances

  • Tim Sample, 2 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road, Waldoboro; benefits American Legion Scholarship Fund; $12 advance, $15 at door; 449-7824 or 832-5188.
  • Midcoast Symphony Orchestra concert series II, 2:30 p.m., Orion Performing Artts Center, Topsham; performing Shostakovich, Mahler, Dvorak and Dukas; $17, 18 and younger free; 846-5378 or www.MidcoastSymphony.org.

Public Meals

  • Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath; features eggs to order, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, french toast, homefries, juice, biscuits, gravy, muffins; $6, $3 under 12, $15 family; 443-6015.
  • All-you-can eat Chocolate buffet to benefit Unitarian Universalist Church rebuilding fund, 2-4 p.m., Wilbur’s of Maine, Freeport; $20; includes factory tour, musical entertainment, door prizes, take-home treat; Gretchen Kamilewicz 833-5125 or at Wilbur’s in Tontine Mall, Brunswick.

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