2012-02-10 / Et Cetera

CALENDAR

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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; or e-mail calendar@timesrecord.com

Fri/10

Miscellaneous

  • Sweets for the Sweet valentine bake sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital café corridor, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; sponsored by Hospital Auxiliary to benefit scholarship fund; 373-6015.
  • National Senior Independence, learn about services and techniques for remaining independent as a senior, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.
  • 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.
  • Artists Reception for Explorations, work by Alan Mast, 6-8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 798-3938 or maststudio@gwi.net.
  • Francophone Film Festival: “Deux de la vague (Two in the Wave), 4 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.
  • Francophone Film Festival: White Material, 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.
  • Dance party with VJ Pulse and DJ Hanzo, 8:30 p.m., Franco Center Heritage Hall, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston; $7; 689-2000 or www.FrancoCenter.org/box-office-info.

Performances

  • Auditions for “Disney’s Camp Rock, The Musical,” a production of New England Regional Theater Company, 3-5 p.m., Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, 20 Davis St., Brunswick; 798-6966. Also Sunday from noon-6 p.m.
  • Berth Control, with Foam Castles, The Rattlesnakes and Bath Salts, 5-10 p.m., The Bombshelter, 55 Jordan Acres, Brunswick; no cover, donations for artists accepted; subversive.intentions@gmail.com.
  • Music at the Museum: State Street Traditional Jazz Band, 6 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, Washington St., Bath; sponsored by Rotary Club of Topsham Expresso, Family Focus and United Way; live music, food, live and silent auction; $25; Family Focus 386-1662 x136.
  • Round Top Coffee House, with featured guest: Mehuman Jonson, 6:45 p.m., Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Farm, Route 1B, Damariscotta; open mic 6:45-8:15 p.m., featured act 8:30-9:30 p.m.; $6, $3 seniors, under 12 free; 677-2354 or 563-1393.
  • Rotary Concert to Benefit Famine Relief in Horn of Africa, 7 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham; various area musicians with 20-minute sets, including John Dennen, Jud Caswell, David Bullard and Sound WayVz Jazz Band; $12, $6 students.
  • Evening of Song, Silent Auction and Fundraiser to benefit New England Regional Theater Company, Winter Street Church, 888 Washington St., Bath; 7-8 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 8-10 p.m., performance and desserts; $15, $25 couple; 798-6966 or www.nertctickets@gmail.com.
  • James Montgomery Blues Band and Barrence Whitfield and David Hull, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland; $15 advanced, $20 at door, $30 VIP; www.PortCityMusicHall.com or 899-4990 x302.
  • The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors and students; www.FreeportFactory.org or 865-5505.
  • Beyond Therapy, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m., Curtis Room of Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $17, $15 seniors/students; limited seating; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.org.
  • Bach Concertos for multiple harpsichords, featuring Ray Cornils and John Corrie, with chamber orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 798-4141.
  • Jeff Warner with Barbara Benn, performing songs of the 19th century, 7:30 p.m., Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church lane, Phippsburg; $10, $6 students and children, free under 8; 389-1770.
  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Raymond Chandler’s Trouble is My Business, 7:30 p.m., Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $35, $32 seniors, $17.50 students; 774-0465 or www.PortlandStage.com.
  • Slant, Live Storytelling Series, 7:30 p.m., Space, 538 Congress St., Portland; free; 828-5600 or www.Space538.org.
  • Winter Cabaret, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; adults-only night of sketch comedy, music, desserts; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.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.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs Supper, to benefit Scout Troop 648, 5-7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St.; $7, $4 ages 12 and younger, under 5 free, families $20; also salad, roll, dessert; 371-9078.
  • Annual Lincoln Dinner, 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, Italian Heritage Center, Outer Congress St., Portland; sponsored by Cumberland County Lincoln Club; keynote: Lynda Sudlow, author of “A Vast Army of Women”; $30; Halsey 712-5336, Phyllis 854-2469, Gloria 773-6587, Glenna 883-2826, Carolyn 894-5063, Barbara 837-2400 or Jim 767-3030.

Talks-Workshops

  • Bath Salts Presentation by Jonathan L. Richards of Maine DEA, 4-6:45 p.m., University College at Bath/Brunswick; 9 Park St., Bath; Q&A to follow; 442-7736 or Learn.Maine.edu/Bath
  • U.N.’s Agenda 21, 6:30 p.m., Topsham Town Hall, Main St.; sponsored by The John Birch Society; 844-0320.
  • American Artists as Collectors and Tastemakers: Objects, History and the Imagined Self, by Isabel L. Taube, 7 p.m., Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; 725-3697.

Sat/11

Miscellaneous

  • Harpswell Republican town caucus, 9 a.m., Old Orr’s isalnd Schoolhouse, 833-3065; RepublicanCommitteeHarpswell@gmail.com.
  • Brunswick Republican Town Caucus, 9-11 a.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; j_crimmins@hotmail.com.
  • Open House for Dragon’s Eye Ventures: Mythical Expeditions for Mavens of Mystery and Riddle Ravelers, 9 a.m.-noon, Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; open house free, live role playing adventure 1-4 p.m. is $40 for ages 9 to adult; 350-5926, www.DragonsEyeVentures.com.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • Bath Savings Institution Tax Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kanbar Hall computer lab, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; free; free tax preparation, plus free credit report review; appointments 319-1390; sponsored by Midcoast Maine Creating Assets, Savings and Hope Coalition: ww.cashmaine.org/locations/midcoast.
  • Book Signing by Paula Benoit, author of “Baxter in the Blaine House,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick Train Station, 16 Station Ave.
  • Free Tour of Longfellow’s home, noon-3 p.m., Joshua Chamberland Museum, Maine and Potter streets; tours each hour on the hour; part of 9th annual Longfellow Days.
  • Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Help,” (2011, PG-13) 6 p.m., Long Branch School and General Store, 30 Main St., Bowdoinham; free; 666-8900 or www.LongBranchSchool.com.
  • Mardis Gras celebration, 6:30-8:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath; music, dancing, refreshments, costumes, mask-making; costumes and masks optional; $5, $3 kids, under 6 free; proceeds benefitConnecting Neighbors Capital Challenge; 443-2187 or www.FaithInBath.org.
  • Father-Daughter Valentine Ball, 7-9 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Spring and McKeen sts., Brunswick; daughters in grade 1 to 6 or age 12; Brunswick residents: $29 couple, $5 each additional daughter; nonresidents: $38 couple, $7 each additional; advanced sales only at Recreation Center, 30 Federal St., deadline 4:30 p.m. Friday; 725-6656 or
  • Francophone Film Festival: “L’illusionniste (The Illusionist), 7 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; in French with English subtitles; free; 725-3357.

Performances

  • Next Fall, presented by Good Theater, 3 and 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; $20 matinee, $25 evening; 885-5883 or www.GoodTheater.com.
  • Raymond Chandler’s Trouble is My Business, 4 and 8 p.m., Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $39, $36 seniors, $19.50 students; 774-0465 or www.PortlandStage.com.
  • Mamm Jamms Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Yankee lanes, Portland; $5; featured bands at www.MaineAcademyOfModernMusic.org.
  • The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors and students; www.FreeportFactory.org or 865-5505.
  • Beyond Therapy, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m., Curtis Room of Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $17, $15 seniors/students; limited seating; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.org.
  • Valentine’s Benefit Concert, featuring Gregg Goodbrod and Denise Whelan (stars of upcoming “Sunset Boulevard,” 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; desserts and cocktails, concert; $100; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.
  • A Valentine to French Romanticism, featuring violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor; $15 advance, $18 at door; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Primo Cubano, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner; $15, $13 members, $6 student; www.JohnsonHall.org or 582-7144.
  • Circle Mirror Transformation, 8 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.

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.
  • Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Durham Masonic Lodge; also chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, pickles, homemade pies; $7.50, $3 ages 5-12, free under 5.
  • Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon; $7, $4 under 12, under 4 free, $18 family; 353-5636.
  • Valentine Celebration Roast Beef dinner, 5-7 p.m., Elijah kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell; $8, $4 children, $20 families; 833-5567.
  • 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.
  • Public Supper, 5 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St.; 3 kinds of beans, chop suey, coleslaw, mac and cheese, hot dogs, desserts; $8, $4 children; 865-6022.
  • Cumberland County Lincoln Club dinner, 6 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, Outer Congress St., Portland; $30; cocktail hour with music; dinner (prime rib or baked haddock) begins at 7 p.m.; featured speaker Lynda Sudlow; 712-5336, 854-2469, 773-6587, 883-2826, 894-5063, 837-2400 or 767-3030.

Talks-Workshops

  • Storm Window Insert Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Mid-Coast Energy Systems Learning Center, Route 1, Damariscotta; rhardina@tidewater.net; www.MidCoastGreenCollaborative.org.
  • Town History Series: Stories of Woolwich Schools, with panel of teachers and students, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; free; 443-5141 x18 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Wresting A Living from Our Land: Edgecomb’s Industrious Past, by Jay Robbins, 1:30 p.m., Boothbay Railway Village, route 27; 633-4727 or www.RailwayVillage.org.
  • Economic Diversity: What Color if Your Money? Understading Economic Inequality and the Racial Wealth Gap, by Thomas Shapiro, 2 p.m., Pettengill Hall, Bates College, 4 Andrews Road, Lewiston; free; 786-6330.

Sun/12

Miscellaneous

  • Fundraiser to Benefit Brunswick after-school programs, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wild Oats Bakery and Café, Maine St., Brunswick; raffles, slideshows and videos of Riverview Youth and adult programming, 725-6287 or www.WildOatsBakery.com.
  • Rabies Plus! Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick; ear cleaning/nail trim $5-$10; microchipping $25; rabies vaccine $10 (bring pervious certificate); 725-5051 or www.CoastalHumaneSociety.org.
  • Coursen Readings, with Maine poets Robert Farnsworth, David Morneau and Alice Persons, 1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; part of 9th annual Longfellow Days; free; 729-4439.
  • Bath Antiques Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School; 50 dealers; $4, $3.50 wiht this notice; 443-8983.
  • Pejepscot Genealogy Society meeting, 2 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; program: Fred Koerber to discuss the Rev. Robert Jordan, circa 1638; refreshments beforehand; 833-7371; inclement wewather call Brian 729-4098.
  • Nature Program: Winter in the Woods, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport; meat at benches by second parking lot, weather permitting; free with admission, $1 ages 5-11, $3 ages 12-64, 65 and older or 5 and under free; 865-4465.
  • Public Discussion of Occupy Brunswick Movement, 4-7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 449-1939.

Performances

  • Auditions for “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” noon-4 p.m., a production of Freeport Family Performing Arts, 30 Holbrook St.; everyone gets a part; ages 7 to adults; performances April 13-15 and 20-22; 415-6251 or FreeportFamily@RoadRunner.com.
  • Winter Cabaret, 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick; pay-what-you-want; adults-only night of sketch comedy, music, desserts; 729-8485 or www.TheaterProject.com.
  • Beyond Therapy, presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 2 p.m., Curtis Room of Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath; $17, $15 seniors/students; limited seating; 442-8455 or www.ChocolateChurchArts.org.
  • The Glass Menagerie, 2 p.m., The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport; $19, $15 seniors and students; www.FreeportFactory.org or 865-5505.
  • Kids, Kartoons and Kotzschmar, with Rob Richards and Christina Siravo, 2 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland; special games and activities at 1:15 p.m. in rehearsal hall; free organ tours and cartoon workshops following concert; also tribute to Girl Scouts; $10, 12 and under free; 842-0800 or www.PortTix.com; 553-4363 or www.foko.org.
  • Raymond Chandler’s Trouble is My Business, 2 p.m., Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $39, $36 seniors, $19.50 students; 774-0465 or www.PortlandStage.com.
  • Harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa, performing workds of French masters, 3 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke’s, 143 State St., Portland; $15, $10 seniors and students; 772-5434.
  • A Valentine to French Romanticism, featuring violinist Ron Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul, 3 p.m., University of Southern Maine, Gorham; 780-5555.

Public Meals

  • Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, 12:30-3 p.m., Holiday In by the Bay, Portland; more than 30 samples; $20, $10 kids at door, $17.50 advance; Theresa 772-0379; music by Dick Clark and Curtis “Motown” Haines.

Talks-Workshops

  • Winter Gardening Series: Vegetable Gardening 102, by Dick Brzozowski, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; program focus: getting started, soil and soil management, organic vs. conventional gardening, soil tests, preparing the ground; sponsored by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust; 798-5899.

Mon/13

Blood drive

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

Miscellaneous

  • Free Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St.; 443-4937. No appointment needed.
  • Game Day, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.
  • Free Tax-Aide, noon-3:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; 729-0475. By appointment.
  • Craft Meetup, for knitters, beaders, weavers, quilters, rug hookers, etc.; bring project to work on or share, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510.

Tue/14

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.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 8:30 a.m.-noon, People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; 729-0757. By appointment.
  • Free Tax-Aide, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.; 443-5141. No appointment needed.
  • Tuesdays with Jessica, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; stories and crafts for young ones, with Jessica Mahnke; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • Free Game Day, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, 164 Pleasant St.; starts with lunch, followed by variety of games; transportation or more info, Barbara Barter 737-2190.
  • Knitting Circle ‘Crafternoons,’ 3:30-5 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; age 7 to adult; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.
  • 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.
  • Open Community Square Dance, 6 p.m., Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick; instruction and refreshments; $2 community dance, $4 whole night; 6-7 p.m. community/students level; 7-8:30 p.m. students/mainstream level; 8:30-9 p.m. plus level; Polly Harris 373-1778.

Performances

  • Raymond Chandler’s Trouble is My Business, 7:30 p.m., Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland; $35, $32 seniors, $17.50 students; 774-0465 or www.PortlandStage.com.

Public Meals

  • Breakfast Cafe, 9-10 a.m., Bath Regional Career and Technical Center, 800 High St.; baked items and eggs to order; operated by culinary arts students; reservations 443-8257 or CulinaryCafe@RSU1.org.
  • Neighborhood Cafe, free meal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath; also open mic to share music, thoughts, poetry and stories; free; cafe.neighborhood@gmail.com.

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