Community Calendar: Oct. 6-13 Books/Authors
E.M. Roy author talk: “Let the Woods Keep Our Bodies,” 6 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, Portland. longfellowbooks.com
Laurie Apgar Chandler author talk: “Through Woods and Waters,” 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.libcal.com
Jo Radner author talk: “Wit and Wisdom: The Forgotten Literary Life of New England Villages,” 6 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, Portland. longfellowbooks.com
Blurb Club in Mechanics’ Hall: Noon, every other Thursday, Congress Square Park, or Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, in bad weather. Informal book discussions for adults and seniors. Hosted by Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com
Books a la Carte: 2 p.m., third Tuesday, book and author discussions, no assigned reading. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Books and Brews: 6 p.m., first Wednesday, Flight Deck Brewing, Brunswick Landing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com/book-groups
Books on Tap: 4:30 p.m., third Monday, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 3 Cabela Boulevard, Scarborough. Hosted by Scarborough Public Library. firstname.lastname@example.org, scarboroughlibrary.org
Casco Bay Writers’ Project at the Hall: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays. Mechanic’s Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland. mechanicshallmaine.org
Civil War Book Club: 7 p.m., Monday, monthly, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Free e-Books: Free military history, African-American history and Latino history downloads at ebooksforstudents.org.
Great Books Discussion: 10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. email@example.com, topshamlibrary.org
Guerilla Poetry Whoop: 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, virtual via Zoom. Registration required. Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org
Just Desserts Mystery Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m., second Tuesday, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com/book-groups
LGBTQ+ Book Group for adults: 6 p.m., second Monday, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Registration required. curtislibrary.com/book-groups
Monday Afternoon Book Group: 1 p.m., first Monday, hybrid via Zoom and at Curtis Memorial Library, 200 Maine St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com/book-groups
Preservation Pages: 6 p.m., monthly, various locations in Greater Portland. portlandlandmarks.org
Social Topics in Literature Book Group: 6:30-8 p.m., second Wednesday, virtual via Zoom. Registration required. Hosted by Prince Memorial Library. princememorial.org
South Portland Public Library Writers’ Group: 2-4 p.m., first and third Saturdays via Zoom. No experience necessary. Registration required. southportlandlibrary.com/writers-group
Thursday Afternoon Book Group: 3-4:30 p.m., last Thursday. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. princememorial.org
Write On Writers: 1 p.m., Wednesdays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Birds of Casco Bay Boat Tour: 9-11:30 a.m., shuttle from Freeport Station parking lot, 23 Depot St., Freeport. $45, $25 children. seacoasttoursme.com
Portland Ovations open house: Unveiling new mural by Jenna Pirello, 5-7 p.m., Portland Ovations, 400 Congress St., Portland. Free, reservation required. portlandovations.org
Friday 10/6-Sunday 10/8
Freeport Fall Festival: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Downtown Freeport, 95 Main St., Freeport. Free. freeportfallfestival.com
A Bizarre Victorian Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. $19.25, $7 college students, $5 ages 6-17, $2 Museums for All members, free ages 5 and under. victoriamansion.org
Portland Poetry Festival: 10 a.m. “Ecopoetics and the Poetry of Jackie Moore” workshop, 10:45 a.m. revision circles, 11:30 a.m. youth open mic, Odd Fellows Hall, 651 Forest Ave., Portland. Free. bit.ly/48qEhZs
Saturday 10/7 & Sunday 10/8
Maine Craft Weekend: Arts and open house events at participating organizations statewide. mainecraftweekend.org
Mind Body Spirit Festival: Psychics, mediums, astrology, massage and reiki, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. $5. mindbodyspiritfestivals.org
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration: 10 a.m. to noon, Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick. If it rains, moves to Curtis Memorial Library. email@example.com, 483-2620
Brunswick-Bath Citizens’ Climate Lobby: 6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. citizensclimatelobby.org
Thursday 10/12-Tuesday 10/17
Prince Memorial Library used book sale: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. friendsofpml.wixsite.com/fpml
Friday 10/13-Sunday 10/15
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Glow Party: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. $25-$40. ticketmaster.com
Adult chess drop-in: 3 p.m., Saturdays. Bring your own chess board if you have one. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. princememorial.org
Bath ReStore: 1 Chandler Drive. 504-9340. habitat7rivers.org
Bellows Supportive Screaming Group: 7 p.m., second Friday, East End Beach, Portland; fourth Friday, Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo: 7 p.m., Mondays, Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6859, 687 Forest Ave., Portland. facebook.com/vfwportlandmaine
Bridge: 1 p.m., Mondays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Cafe en Français French Conversation Club: 2:30 p.m., fourth Tuesday, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
CareerCenter Services: 1:30-3:30 p.m., every other Tuesday. Book an appointment at 883-4723, option 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org. scarboroughlibrary.org
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. curtislibrary.libcal.com
Citizens Climate Lobby Portland Chapter: 9-10:30 a.m., first Saturday, Coffee by Design, 1 Diamond St., Portland. Email email@example.com or visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com.
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, allsaintsmaine.com
Conversational Spanish Group: 1 p.m., Fridays via Zoom, hosted by South Portland Public Library. Open to all skill levels. Register at southportlandlibrary.com.
Critical Home Repair program: For low-income homeowners in Cumberland County. habitatportlandme.org and habitat7rivers.org
Down East Ship Model Guild: 1 p.m., second Thursday, American Legion Post 21, 200 Congress St., Bath. 751-2453, groups.io/g/DESMG
Figure drawing: 7 p.m., last Sunday, Hustle and Flow, 155 Brackett St., Portland. 18-plus. hustleflowstudio.com
Freeport American Legion: 5:30 p.m., second Thursday, Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallett Drive. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair Cuts with Margarita: 9 a.m., Fridays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. $10, proceeds go to the center. Appointments required. peopleplusmaine.org
Live Tech Help: 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. topshamlibrary.org
Loosen Up exercise classes: 9 a.m., Mondays and Fridays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Mah-Jongg: 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Maine Irish Heritage Trail: Self-guided historical Portland and South Portland tours, map at maineirishheritagetrail.org.
Portland ReStore: 659 Warren Ave. 221-0047. restoreportlandmaine.org
Scarborough 55-plus Games and Gather: Coffee, snacks and games, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Fridays, Scarborough Community Center Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. Free, no registration necessary. scarboroughmaine.org
Senior Bingo: Noon, Mondays, Scarborough Community Center Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. 55-plus, $2 at door, no registration necessary. scarboroughmaine.org
Sketcher Group: 10 a.m. to noon, second Friday; sometimes fourth Friday. Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. scarboroughlibrary.org
Stump Trivia: 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sea Dog Brewing Company, 3 Cabela Boulevard, Scarborough. 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 125 Western Ave., Portland. sporcle.com/events
Trivia Night: 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays, Byrnes’ Irish Pub, 38 Centre St., Bath. 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 16 Station Ave., Brunswick. byrnesirishpub.com
Vigils for Peace and Justice: 5-5:30 p.m., Fridays, Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street at Park Row. peaceworksbrunswickme.org
A Common Yarn: Textile craftsmanship group, 1-3 p.m., Thursdays, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth Memorial Library. Email email@example.com to join. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org
Calico Quilters: 7 p.m., first and third Mondays, North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft Meetup: 4:30-6 p.m., Mondays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.com
Fiber Arts Club: 10 a.m., Mondays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Library Knitting Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, hybrid on Zoom and in-person at Scarborough Public Library. Email email@example.com or call 883-4723, option 5. scarboroughlibrary.org
Brunswick Coastal Rotary’s Harvest Dinner: 4:30 p.m., Topsham Fairgrounds, 54 Elm St., Topsham. $45. eventbrite.com
Brunswick Meals on Wheels: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. For more services, call 729-0757. peopleplusmaine.org
Free community dinner: 5:30 p.m., Thursdays, Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood St., Portland. To volunteer, call 773-2423. deeringcentercommunitychurch.org
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. fcsmaine.org
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program: 12 Tenney Way, Brunswick, 725-2716. mchpp.org
Scarborough Weekly Senior Lunches: 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, SCS Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough. $8 suggested donation. scarboroughmaine.org
Souper Supper at St. Mary’s: 5-7 p.m., second and fourth Fridays, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Free. smary.org/souper-supper
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. curtislibrary.libcal.com
Tai chi classes: Mondays and Tuesdays, Scarborough Community Services Hub, 418 Payne Road, Scarborough; South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland. $50 suggested donation, registration required. smaaa.org
Free Age-Friendly Yoga Class: 11 a.m., Mondays, Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport. fcsmaine.org
Gentle Chair Yoga for Seniors: 9 p.m., Tuesdays, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
Living Well with Chronic Pain: Group workshop by Healthy Living for Me. Registration required. Contact 800-620-6036, firstname.lastname@example.org or healthylivingforme.org.
Medicare 101 with Spectrum Generations: 12:30-2 p.m., second Tuesday, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
YMCA: Free online workout videos at ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/videos and ymca360.org.
Children’s story time: 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, during the school year, Chebeague Island Library, 247 South Road. cheblib.wixsite.com/chebeaguelibrary
Music Fun with Miss Teresa: 11 a.m., Fridays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.libcal.com
OUT Maine free youth programs: Free youth LGBTQ+ programs, registration required at outmaine.org/programs/youth.
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 freeportlibrary.com.
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. portlandstage.org
Storytime for Children: Ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, downtown Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com
Storytime with Miss Robyn: Ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. curtislibrary.libcal.com
Storytime with Taylor: 10:15 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport. freeportmaine.libcal.com
Teen Video Games: 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. Fridays, downtown Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland. portlandlibrary.com
Storytime at Merrill Memorial Library: 10:15 a.m., Thursdays for toddlers, Fridays for kids all ages, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org
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, Chebeague Island. cheblib.wixsite.com/chebeaguelibrary
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. cundysharbor.me
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. curtislibrary.com
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, Falmouth. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org
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, Freeport. freeportlibrary.com
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. yarmouthlibrary.org
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. patten.lib.me.us/new-homebound-delivery-service
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. princememorial.org
Scarborough Public Library: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. scarboroughlibrary.org
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. southportlandlibrary.com.
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. thomasmemoriallibrary.org
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, Topsham. topshamlibrary.org
Parks & Nature
Falmouth Trails Day: Guided hikes, 9 a.m. at Woods Road Community Forest, 11 a.m. at Community Park, 1 p.m. at Suckfish Brook Conservation Area and 3 p.m. at River Point Conservation Area. No pets. falmouthme.org
Explore Scarborough Trails: Explore local trails in Scarborough. scarboroughmaine.org
Falmouth Land Trust: Guided hikes throughout the year, free. falmouthlandtrust.org/events
Guided Walks with Freeport Conservation Trust: Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport. freeportconservationtrust.org
Maine Audubon sanctuaries in Falmouth, Freeport, Scarborough and West Bath: Free and open from dawn to dusk. No pets. maineaudubon.org/news
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife: Information about recreational opportunities, including fishing, riding, hunting, trapping and hiking at mefishwildlife.com.
Natural Resources Council of Maine: Maps to explore the state. nrcm.org
Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport: Hiking, gardening, workshops and more, free and open from dawn to dusk. wolfesneck.org
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 email@example.com.
Bicycle safety classes, riding clinics: Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 38 Diamond St., Portland. Free. bikemaine.org
Maine By Foot: Maps of walking trails throughout Maine, including wheelchair-accessible trails. Can be filtered by town. mainebyfoot.com
Al Anon: Alcohol addiction recovery resources. 1-888-4AL-ANON. findrecovery.com/alanon_meetings/me
All-Recovery Meetings: Faith-based support for any recovery, noon Fridays, Portland Recovery Community Center, 102 Bishop St., Portland. youngpeopleinrecovery.org
Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter: Helpline at 800-272-3900 available 24/7. alz.org/maine
Dempsey Center: Classes, workshops and groups for cancer patients and others impacted. Free, registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-336-7287. dempseycenter.org
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 8 a.m., Saturdays, 30 Liza Harmon Drive, Westbrook. Additional dates and meetings on Zoom. foodaddicts.org
Grief Walks: 6 p.m., first Monday, various locations in Greater Portland. $18. yogaforyourgrievingheart.com
Health Care and Frontline Workers: Free confidential coaching, wellness workshops and connection groups. 1-800-769-9819, workforceeap.com/strengthenme or email email@example.com.
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. mcfpc.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness Teen Text Support Line: For ages 13-24, text 207-515-8398, noon to 10 p.m. daily. namimaine.org/teentextline
OUT Maine: Nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ youths, connects at-risk youth with staff via phone and social media. More information at outmaine.org.
Overeaters Anonymous: Virtual meetings and in-person locations around the Midcoast. oamaine.org
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine: Free and private virtual support groups at sassmm.org, or call 1-800-871-7741.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weight loss support group, various locations and online. 729-6400, tops.org
The Yellow Tulip Project: Support and community for those with mental illnesses, online resources at theyellowtulipproject.org.
Walking with Moms in Need: 3 p.m., Fridays. Unplanned pregnancy support group and services. Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. 847-6885 or firstname.lastname@example.org. pothe.org
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. dempseycenter.org/volunteer
Northern New England Region of the American Red Cross: Review the most urgently needed positions at redcross.org/volunteertoday or contact Volunteer Services at volunteerNNE@redcross.org 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. email@example.com or visit guidingeyes.org/puppy-raising
Women Build: Habitat for Humanity program to construct affordable housing. habitatportlandme.org/womenbuild
“Bollywood, an Introduction”: 5 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland. portlandlibrary.com
Intro to Stage Management Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, Mad Horse Theater, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. $85. 16-plus. acorn-productions.org
Death Cafe: Informal discussion of death with tea and cake, 10 a.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. topshamlibrary.org
“Marine Mammals of Maine”: 1 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org
“The Jewish Musical Tradition”: 1:45 p.m., The Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. portlandovations.org
“Early Tourism in Scarborough”: 2 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. Registration required. scarboroughlibrary.org
Wednesdays 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25
“Growing the Cooperative Economy in Maine”: 11 a.m., virtual via Zoom, hosted by Cooperative Maine Business Alliance. Free. bit.ly/coopmonth2023
“Friendship and Courage in Times of Crisis: What FDR and Frances Perkins Reveal About Confronting Political Turmoil Today,” Derek Leebaert, author of “Unlikely Heroes: Franklin Roosevelt, His Four Lieutenants, and the World They Made,” and Frances Perkins Center Executive Director Giovanna Gray Lockhart, 6 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Free, registration required. francesperkinscenter.org
“Intro to Woman-Owned Certifications” part 2: 11 a.m., virtual via Zoom, hosted by CEI Women’s Business Center. Free, registration required. wbc.ceimaine.org
“Resiliency for Caregivers“: 5-7 p.m., Currency Institute, 701 Route 1, Yarmouth. Free, registration required. eventbrite.com
“Shrink Your Energy Bills”: 6 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. topshamlibrary.org
“The Truths About the Health of the Planet”: 6:30 p.m., Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport. Free. meetinghousearts.org
Thursday 10/12-Saturday 10/14
Maine Sacred Music Conference: “Fundamentals of Singing” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, “Introduction to Chant” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, “Fundamentals of Music Theory and Structure” 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth. $225 three-day ticket or $75 per day; $105 three-day for students and seminarians. pothe.org/sacredmusic
Career building, entrepreneurship and money management: Online classes by New Ventures Maine. Free, monthly schedule at newventuresmaine.org/class-schedules.
Free college courses: For adult education students through Maine DOE and community college system. bit.ly/3qL5RwC
“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 extension.umaine.edu/livestock.
Healthy Living for ME: Classes on a variety of health topics, many are free. Visit healthylivingforme.org for schedule and registration.
Interviews with the Irish in Maine: Hosted by Maine Irish Heritage Center on youtube.com.
Maine Audubon: Nature and environment classes and workshops, many free. maineaudubon.org/events
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Organization: Free newsletter at bit.ly/3ef1j9s. Resources and classes at mofga.org.
Songwriting Workshop: 6:30-8 p.m., first Tuesday, Thomas Memorial Library Community Room, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. Registration closes at noon the day of the workshop. thomasmemoriallibrary.org
Southern Maine Agency on Aging: Resources, services and education for healthy aging, in-person and remote. Call 396-6500 or email SMAAResource@yarmouth.me.us. smaaa.org
Support Maine Wildlife with Native Maine Plants: Maine Audubon online plant finder at mainenativeplants.org 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, Yarmouth. Schedule a 15-min appointment. Sign up at circulation desk or by phone. yarmouthlibrary.org
Wolfe’s Neck Farm: Educational environmental activities at wolfesneck.org/educational-activities.
World Affairs Conversation Group: 11 a.m., every other Friday, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. peopleplusmaine.org
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