Monday

Seek counsel.

University Counseling Services offers group discussion of time management. Focus on avoiding pitfalls that prevent goal completion, staying on task and completing agendas. Payson Smith, Portland. 9-10:30 a.m. 780-4050.

Center yourself.

Dixie Searway leads instruction and practice of Sahaja yoga meditation. Mondays, 2:45-4:00, Brooks Student Center, “Husky Hut” Gorham. This event also meets on Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30, Woodbury Campus Center,Boiler Room, Portland. Cosponsored by Interfaith Programs & Services. FMI call 228-8355 or 727-3310.

Tuesday

Vote.

Wednesday

Get back up again.

Jim Mathus & his Knockdown Society. The lead singer of the Squirrel Nut Zippers appears in this side project. The Skinny, 625 Congress Street, Portland. 8 p.m. 21+. $7. 871-8983.

Thursday

Compare and contrast.

Opening of Marguerite & William Zorach: Harmonies and Contrasts. Twentieth century American paintings. The Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. Runs through Jan. 6, 2002. Call 773-ARTS.

Jazz it up.

USM Jazz Combos. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 7:30 p.m. $5/$3.

Friday

Motivate.

Local Motives, WMPG’s live local music program features Kevin O’Reilly, solo bass guitarist. Band Web site: http://www.megalink.net/~kevor/index. WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM.

Feel grateful.

Women of Color Forum: Feeling Grateful. Women’s Resource Center, Portland. 12-1:15 p.m. Call WRC at 780-4996 or the Multicultural Center at 780-4730.

Saturday

Feel the love.

The Portland Community Chorus presents “A PCC Choral Album” featuring songs of nature, love, tradition and national pride. Judith Hunt Quimby directs, Janice Thomas accompanies on piano. Portland High School Auditorium, 284 Cumberland Avenue, Portland. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance at Amadeus Music and Gallery Music, $12 at the door. No charge for children under 12. Call 892-9437.

Dig that crazy sound.

USM Jazz Combos. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. $5/$3.

Sunday

Jam.

Bluegrass Music Jam Session. Unplugged stringed instruments only. This event meets the second Sunday of each month, Oct. through April. The Roost Function Hall, Buxton. 1-6 p.m. with open stage 3-4 p.m. and food concession. $3 public, $2 members of the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine. Call 879- 9492 or 854-5520.

Quit harping on it.

USM Harp Ensemble directed by Jara Goodrich. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 5:30 p.m. Free

See spme singing.

Oren Robinson gives a voice performance in his senior recital. Corthell Music Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. Free.

Ongoing

events

Be quick on the draw.

Drawn to the Figure: Works by Sigmund Abeles. Runs through Dec. 2. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. 775-6148.

Hit the road.

Road Maps: The American Way. Runs through Thursday, Dec. 20 at The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland. Free and open to the public. For hours, call 780-4850.

Check out the view.

“Watershed Views,” art exhibition. Ecological and aesthetic observations of local waters in various media by artist-scientist teams Aviva Rahmani and Irwin Novak; Jan Piribeck, Gary Green and Chris Hoffman; Michael Shaughnessy and Rob Sanford. Plus a 40-foot participatory watershed map by Carolyn Eyler and Roberta Hill. Art Gallery, 37 Gorham Ave., Gorham. 780-5008.

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