Don’t Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

Find out about health events in Maine and/or submit your own event to the Catching Health Calendar.


Communities CARE

A day of serving our communities by meeting some of the needs of those who are experiencing challenging times.

Free screenings and personal services

  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Hair cuts by Snip & Tone and Meredith Marquis
  • Flu shots (bring MaineCare card if you have one)
  • Dental Health with Jill Kelly
  • Eye tests for 7 basic eye problems Sanford Lions Club-Cliff Randall
  • Foot care with Mary Ann Ratteree
  • Chair Massage
  • Manicures

Activities for children and presentations on a wide range of health and wellness topics throughout the day.

North Parish UCC Church
895 Main Street
Sanford, Maine

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Free Meals Provided:
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30
Lunch 11:30 – 12:30

For more information and details about presentations and our free store filled with useful products, visit the Catching Health calendar …



Soak for the Cause!

Soak you feet & sip some tea for a good cause & good company! On this day our staff will be volunteering and all proceeds (100%) will be going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

SOAKOLOGY foot sanctuary & teahouse
30 City Center
Portland, Maine

Book your seat or make a donation. Call (207) 879-7625 or send an email to SOAKOLOGY.


Gluten Free Cooking Class

Free Cooking “Gluten Free” Class presented by Michael and Tonya Tardif, owners of Taste of Eden Vegan Cafe in Norway, Maine.

791 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, Maine

6:00 pm

For contact information and a map, go to the Catching Health Calendar …


Breast Cancer Health and Wellness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Dr. Loren Rourke, MD, FACS, Director of the Breast Cancer Center at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute and member of Maine Medical Partners – Surgical Care, will present and discuss “Breast Cancer Health and Wellness”.

Prior to joining Maine Medical Center, Dr. Rourke was at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a world-renowned leader in cancer research and treatment. She led MD Anderson’s breast surgery program at the Woodlands Regional Care Center and held the faculty appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery. Dr. Rourke is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She completed the prestigious Susan G. Komen fellowship in the multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer and advanced surgical techniques at MD Anderson.

University of New England
Biddeford Campus, Decary Hall, Sutton Lounge
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine

12:00 pm

Free. Please bring your lunch.

For more information, contact MaryLou Kadlik by email or call (207) 602-2384.


Girl brushing teeth

No Dental Home? In Honor of National Dental Hygiene Month Come Visit Us.

Our office will be offering hygiene services to patients who do not currently have a dental home. These services will include exams, radiographs, cleanings and sealants.

College Avenue Dental Associates
379 College Avenue
Orono, Maine

8:00 am to 3:00 pm

For more information, call (207) 866-5591


Standish-Buxton CROP Hunger Walk

The Buxton-Standish Clergy Association is holding our second annual Crop Hunger Walk in Standish. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service. Last year, our small group raised almost $5,000! Please join us!

Memory Lane Music Hall
Blake Road
Standish, Maine

9:00 am

For info about this year’s walk, go to and choose Buxton/Standish Crop Hunger Walk. –


Divine Light Society

Connecting with Your Inner Child Weekend Workshop

Who’s ready to play? Do you remember how? Does it matter if we play? Join Dr. Scott Ferreira and Donna Jutras Tobey for this fun filled weekend of PLAY! Set aside this weekend to act like a child, think like a child and understand WHY that’s so important in our lives. We are always SO busy all the time! How about taking a breather to remember who you are and what you love. Connecting with that little child that lives in your heart and wants to be remembered, played with and heard. Creative play opens up all kinds of hidden aspects of yourself that want to shine and perhaps is that part of yourself you have forgotten exists.

Divine Light Society
6 Seely Lane
Eliot, ME

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: Energy exchange is $99 for both days, includes supplies!

For more information, go to the Catching Health Calendar …


Mind Body Spirit Festival

Enjoy this festival of holistic health practitioners, readings from psychics and mediums, animal communicator, medical intuitive, energy healing, Reiki, massage, gems, jewelry, aura photography, workshops and more.

Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park Street
Freeport, Maine

$5.00 admission includes most workshops. A portion of the proceeds will benefit theGood Shepherd Food Bank.

For more information and workshop schedule visit the mindbodyspiritfestival website or call (207) 314-1499 or (207) 649-2386

Do you have an event to submit to the Catching Health calendar? Do it right now!

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.