2015-05-08 / Things to Do

Things to Do

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Friday, May 8

Blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. Hosted by Cancer Community Center.

Blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland.

Laughter yoga, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Nina Walsh, certified Reiki master, will lead this drop in class, which is a combination of voluntary laughter that often turns to real laughter, yogic breathing and relaxation techniques. No experience necessary.

Saturday, May 9

Instructional knitting, with Kathie Tolliver, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, Saco. Start something new or bring a project. Yarn and needles available.

Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue meets, 10 a.m., Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland. Torah study follows at 1 p.m. FMI, call 809-3104.

Sunday, May 10

Sixth annual plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. Includes shade plants, perennials, shrubs, trees and a Mother’s Day plant. Proceeds support food pantry donations and educational events. FMI, call 879-0028.

Eventide, 5:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. A service of prayer and music in Celtic tradition.

Church services, 10 to 11 a.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, with nursery care and Sunday school during service, followed by coffee fellowship. Bible studies and mid-week prayer service. FMI, call 799-1413.

Service, 10:45 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene, 499 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages.

Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., city planning and development office, (former Hamlin School), corner of Sawyer and Ocean streets, South Portland.

Services, 8:30 a.m. chapel worship, 10 a.m. sanctuary worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and child care, nursery through age 5, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Worship services, 9:30 a.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Everyone welcome.

Church services, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with fellowship after, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. It also hosts Bible study. A community dinner is held 4:40 to 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of every month. No charge for dinner. Diners may make a free will donation if they choose. FMI, call 799-0407.

Monday, May 11

Strength training with TheraBands, 9 to 10 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Class will use a series of videos created for the center by local doctor and cancer survivor Ben Thompson. Class is drop in; no advance registration needed.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Meeting is for families and friends of those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia and is held the second Monday of the month.

Tuesday, May 12

Functional fitness, 11 a.m. to noon, Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Fatigue-busting workout combines light aerobic exercise, strength training, balance and relaxation. FMI, call 774-2200.

Greater Portland Living with Freedom, Nar-Anon family group, 6 to 7 p.m., for anyone affected by the addictive behavior of someone they love. Mercy Recovery Center, 40 Park Road, Westbrook.

Wednesday, May 13

Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland. Menu includes Salisbury steak, baked potatoes, vegetables and dessert. FMI, call 767-2575, 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Tai Chi, 1:30 to 3:20 p.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Jason Ames explores the principles of Qigong, including body/mind awareness, energy cultivation and balance. Both beginners and advance students welcome. Drop in. FMI, call 744-2200.

Rotary Club of South Portland Sunrise, 7:15 a.m., conference room, South Portland Housing Authority, 100 Waterman Drive, South Portland. FMI, visit www.southportlandsunriserotary.org.

Support group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Group is for cancer patients, survivors, family members, and friends of someone with cancer. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. FMI, call 774-2200.

Food and Body Balance Support Group, 6 to 7 p.m., The Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland. Cultivating Balance is providing this group for people who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, or who want to improve their food and body balance. FMI, call 799-1331 ext. 136.

Thursday, May 14

Concert, 7 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. Includes Grammy award-winning pianist Paul Sulliver and gospel singer Theresa Thomason. Tickets available at www.stalbansmaine.org or at the door. Proceeds benefit Preble Street Resource Center and St. Alban’s. FMI, call 799- 4014.

Meditative hypnosis, with Margaret B. Clement, 12:15 to 1 p.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland.

Functional fitness, 11 a.m. to noon, Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Fatigue-busting workout combines light aerobic exercise, strength training, balance and relaxation. FMI, call 774-2200.

Friday, May 15

Laughter yoga, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, South Portland. Nina Walsh, certified Reiki master, will lead this drop in class, which is a combination of voluntary laughter that often turns to real laughter, yogic breathing and relaxation techniques. No experience necessary.

Saturday, May 16

Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Includes beans, casseroles and homemade pies.

Plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

South Portland Land Trust plant and bake sale, 413 Broadway, South Portland. Sale opens to members at 8 a.m. and to the general public at 9 a.m. Sale ends at 1 p.m. Become a member day of sale to enter early. FMI, call 408-1039.

Instructional knitting, with Kathie Tolliver, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Cancer Community Center, Main Street, Saco. Start something new or bring a project. Yarn and needles available.

Kehilah Portland Messianic Jewish Synagogue meets, 10 a.m., Greater Portland Christian School, 1338 Broadway, South Portland. Torah study follows at 1 p.m. FMI, call 809-3104.

Sunday, May 17

Eventide, 5:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. A service of prayer and music in Celtic tradition.

Church services, 10 to 11 a.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, with nursery care and Sunday school during service, followed by coffee fellowship. Bible studies and mid-week prayer service. FMI, call 799-1413.

Service, 10:45 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene, 499 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages.

Farmers market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., city planning and development office, (former Hamlin School), corner of Sawyer and Ocean streets, South Portland.

Services, 8:30 a.m. chapel worship, 10 a.m. sanctuary worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and child care, nursery through age 5, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Worship services, 9:30 a.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Everyone welcome.

Church services, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with fellowship after, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. It also hosts Bible study. A community dinner is held 4:40 to 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of every month. No charge for dinner. Diners may make a free will donation if they choose. FMI, call 799-0407.

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