2011-12-29 / Et Cetera

CALENDAR

Thu/29
BLOOD DRIVE
AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave.,
Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or
1-800-RED-CROSS.
PERFORMANCES
COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY, 7 p.m.,
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St.,
Portland; $48; www.PortTix.com or
842-0800.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m.-midnight,
Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon;
hosted by Charlie Wing and the band
Tripolar; cwing9877@gmail.com.
Fri/30
PERFORMANCES
COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY, 6:30 and
9 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle
St., Portland; $48; www.PortTix.com
or 842-0800.
Sat/31
BLOOD DRIVE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 9 a.m.-2
p.m., Yarmouth; 1-800 RED CROSS
or www.RedCrossBlood.org.
MISCELLANEOUS
RING IN THE ‘NOON’ YEAR, 9 a.m.-
noon, The Rumpus Room, Brunswick;
free refreshments, balloons; 729-
0123 or www.RumpusRoom.com.
POLAR BEAR DIP AND 5K RACE to
help fight global warming, 10:30 a.m.
Back Cove (walk) and 11:30 a.m.
East End Beach (dip), Portland; preregister http://supporters.nrcm.org/register;
sponsored by Natural Resources
Council of Maine; 430-0103 or

www.nrcm.org.
OCCUPY BRUNSWICK gathering,
gather 10:30 p.m. at Brunswick Mall
gazbo, Maine St.; march to Bank of
America; brief meeting follows at 11
Pleasant St.; 443-2899.
NEW YEAR’S AT NOON PAJAMA
PARTY, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Children’s
Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142
Free St., Portland; $9, under 18
months free; 828-1234 or www.Kite-
Tails.org.
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA, 7 p.m.-1
p.m., The Brunswick Inn; hors
d’ouevres, dessert, dancing to music
by Hal Ahlers Band; $30; 729-4914.
PERFORMANCES
COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY, 6:30 and
9 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle
St., Portland; $48; www.PortTix.com
or 842-0800.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS, VOLUME I, a musical
roast, 7 and 10 p.m., The Freeport
Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport;
$25; www.FreeportFactory.org or
865-5505.
PUBLIC MEALS
BAKED BEAN AND CASSEROLE SUPPER, 4-6 p.m., Bowdoinham Fire Station, Post Road; $7, $2.50 under 12;
Susann Uhle 666-8801.
Sun/1
HAPPY NEW YEAR
MISCELLANEOUS
HERE COMES THE SUN PARTY, noon-
2 p.m., Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter’s Island Road, Boothbay; celebrating lengthening days;
free; s’mores, hot dogs, beveerages;
bagpipe music; will be canceled if
snowing, raining or below zero
temps; 633-4333 or www.MaineGardens.org.

PERFORMANCES
ELLIS PAUL AND BAND with Peyton
Tochterman, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland; $20 advance,
$23 at door; 761-1757 or www.One-
LongFellowsquare.com. Artist websites: www.ellispaul.com and
www.peytontochterman.com.
Mon/2
BLOOD DRIVE
AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave.,
Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or
1-800-RED-CROSS.
Tue/3
MISCELLANEOUS
GUIDED BEAVER PARK MORNING
WALKS, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075
or lisbonme.org.
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.
OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 p.m., Southern
New Hampshire University Center for
Continuing Education, 10 Tibbetts
Drive, Cook’s Corner, Brunswick; winter courses set; 725-6486 or
Brunswick@snhu.edu.

PUBLIC MEALS
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.
TALKS-WORKSHOPS
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL, computer
tutoring with Jack Hudson, 10-11
a.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union
St., Brunswick; free for members;
also meets Jan. 5; sign up 729-
0757.
Wed/4
MISCELLANEOUS
STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, 10:30 a.m., Wiscasset Public
Library, 21 High St.,; includes storytelling and crafts; 882-7161.
BOOK BABIES, for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m., Patten Free
Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; 20
minutes of rhyming stories, finger
plays and song; free; 443-5141 x17
or www.patten.lib.me.us.
MEDITATION FOR WELL BEING, 3:30-
4:30 p.m., People Plus Center, 35
Union St., Brunswick; $28 month,
$20 for members; sign up 729-
0757.
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 HOUSE, 4-7 p.m., Southern
New Hampshire University Center for
Continuing Education, 10 Tibbetts
Drive, Cook’s Corner, Brunswick; winter courses set; 725-6486 or
Brunswick@snhu.edu.
TALKS-WORKSHOPS
PIONEERING AVIATION IN FRANCE,
by historian Peter Blakewell; part of

Midcoast Senior College Winter Wisdom Series, 12:15-1:45 p.m., Curtis
Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.,
Brunswick; free.
Thu/5
MISCELLANEOUS
GUIDED BEAVER PARK MORNING
WALKS, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075
or lisbonme.org.
THURSDAY HIKERS: Wolfe’s Neck
Farm, Freeport; 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.
TAI CHI EASY, with Diane Doiron,
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., People Plus
Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; $20
three sessions, $14 members; sign
up 729-0757.
HOME SCHOOL TIME, 1-2 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.,
Bath; free; 443-5141 x17 or
www.patten.lib.me.us.
OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 p.m., Southern
New Hampshire University Center for
Continuing Education, 10 Tibbetts
Drive, Cook’s Corner, Brunswick; winter courses set; 725-6486 or
Brunswick@snhu.edu.
PERFORMANCES
NOONDAY CONCERTS, featuring Chiharu Naruse on piano and Robert
Dan on viola, 12:15 p.m., First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church, 425
Congress St., Portland; free; Portland Conservatory of Music 775-
3356.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m.-midnight,

Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon;
hosted by Charlie Wing and the band
Tripolar; cwing9877@gmail.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.
Fri/6
MISCELLANEOUS
HOMESCHOOLER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE, 10 a.m., Midcoast
Maine Homeschool Center, Grace
Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington
St., Bath; register in advance kenhww@meadowdance.org; Susan
Hyde 837-9508; www.NationalGeographic.com/geobee.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, 10:30-
11:15 a.m., Patten Free Library, 33
Summer St., Bath; stories, songs,
puppets and crafts for 3- to 5-yerolds; 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.
OPEN HOUSE, 4-7 p.m., H&R Block,
11 Winnewr Circle, Topsham, and
275 Bath Road, Brunswick; refreshments, free 1040EZ; 373-1332 or
721-0925.
ARTISTS RECEPTION for 10th annual
MECA Painters 10 Years Later exhibit, 5-8 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery
at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland; 699-5083.
PERFORMANCES
AUDITIONS FOR PERFORMANCE
TROUPES, 3:30-5 p.m., Children’s
Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142
Free St., Portland; seeks actors age
11-17 for Kids on the Block puppeteer troupe or Youth Voices On
Stage anti-bulleying performance
troupe; audition includes improvisation; 828-1234 x247 or www.Kite-
Tails.org.
ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND, 8 p.m., One
Longfellow Square, Portland; $15
advance, $18 at door; 761-1757 or
www.onelongfellowsquare.com. Artist
website: www.alexispsuter.com.

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