• Preview Night for Every Christmas Story Ever Told...,
7:30 p.m., Theater at Monmouth. Preview tix $10. Play opens Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 6. All tix $25. FMI:


• Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk,
Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport. Check-in/registration 7-8:15 a.m. Race 8:30 a.m. $25 includes pancake breakfast. Registration: FMI:, 593-8500.

• Downtown Portland Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m. Free, family-friendly fun in Monument Square, with visit by Santa and music by Jason Spooner Band. “Shop for a Cause Day” Sat., Nov. 28, at downtown Portland stores to benefit Preble Street Resource Center. FMI:

• Tom Albury Plays Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. The Rockland singer/songwriter performs.

• Girls Guns & Glory and Ghost of Paul Revere Play Rockland, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. $18 adv./$20 day of show: 594-0070,

• Jon Rineman Stand-Up at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Comedy by head monologue writer for “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Boston comic Kate Gholini opens. $16 tix:, 470-7066, or at Camden Town Office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

• Festival of Lights in Rockland, Fri. - Sun., Nov. 27-29. Schedule: p. 12 of this week’s The Free Press. FMI:


• Christmas Open House at Rockland Historical Society,
noon-4 p.m. The Museum on Rockland Library’s lower level is decorated for Christmas. Free cocoa and Christmas cookies. Ann Morris signs her new book, “A History of Blackington’s Corner and the Highlands.”

• Old Time Music Gathering, 4-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Public welcome to free event. Old-time musicians welcome to drop by, sit in.

• Evening of Lively Entertainment, 7 p.m., Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Variety show with vocal and instrumental solos & group performances to help upgrade the Strom’s sound, lighting, projection systems. $10 general admission/$25 reserved seats: or door. GA tix also available at HAV II in Camden.


• By the Bay Jazz Trio to Play in Thomaston,
1-3 p.m., Sunday Jazz at The Highlands Coffee House. Vocalist Cindy Millar joins the trio as they play jazz classics and Latin rhythm standards. They also play at the coffee house’s Jazz Nite Friday on Dec. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


• Eliza Neals and the Narcotics,
7-10 p.m., Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. $10 cover.

• Registration Opens for 29th Annual Camden Conference: “The New Africa,” online at Members can sign up earlier. FMI: 236-1034.


• Chamberfests at Bowdoin College,
4 and 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick. Student ensembles present two different programs of classical chamber music. Both are free.

• Candlelight Vigil for World AIDS Day, 6-6:30 p.m., in front of Belfast Post Office. All welcome. FMI: 338-5089.


• Talk by Author of “Heaven Is Beautiful,”
4-6 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Miles & St. Andrews Home Health & Hospice hosts Peter Panagore’s talk on his book about his near-death experience. FMI: 563-4177.

• Afro-Latin Music Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick. Free Afro-Latin Music Ensemble concert highlighting the rhythms and cultural richness of the descendants of Africans in Latin America. Free.


• Oceanside East Concert Chorus and Honors Choir to Perform,
6 p.m., Rockland Library’s Reading Room. Songs of hope, love and change spanning nearly a millennium. Charles Brown accompanies.

• “Carols in the Round” Concert, 7 p.m., People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St., Union. With Mount View High School Chamber Singers. Free; all welcome.

• Reading by Author of “L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Free reading by Roger Taylor from his new biography.


• Author/Illustrator Event & Tree Lighting, Searsport,
Fri., Dec. 4. Penobscot Marine Museum hosts authors Ardeana Hamlin, Douglas Coffin, Mac Smith, Mark Scott Ricketts, Mark Warner & illustrator Russ Cox, Museum Store, 4-6 p.m. Refreshments. Town Christmas Tree Lighting on the Crescent, 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and carol singing. Both events are free and part of Searsport’s Christmas Extravaganza, Fri. & Sat., Dec. 4 & 5. Full schedule: FMI: 548-0334.

• Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, Fri., Dec. 4, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St., Belfast. Community dance 6:30 p.m. $2 adults/$1 kids. Contradance 8 p.m. with Will Mentor of Vermont calling and music by Night Watch. $10 adults/$7 ages 13-20/$4 under 13. FMI: 338-0979,

• 29th Annual Christmas By the Sea in Camden, Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-6. Parade, free photos with Santa, carriage rides, tree lighting in Harbor Park, more. Schedule: FMI: 236-3353, ext. 103.

• Festival of Trees at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-6. Decorated Opera House will contain shops with craft items, fresh greens, wreaths, centerpieces, Santa’s Sweet Shop, more. Benefits Boothbay Region Garden Club’s community programs & scholarships. Free admission. FMI: BoothbayRegionGardenClub, 350-4291.

• Reading by Author of “Meeting Tom Brady,” Sat., Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Rockland Library. Richard King reads from his comic memoir about his pilgrimage to meet the Patriots superstar.

• 10th Annual Ringing in the Season, Sat., Dec. 5, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. Seating starts at 3 p.m. with pre-concert music 3:30 p.m. by Midcoast Harps and Friends. Concert features Choral Bells of First Congregational Church, Camden, Joyful Bells, Belfast United Methodist Church, Penobscot Bay Ringers, Camden, Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, Freeport, and solos by Debra Hall, handbells, Steve Weston, piano, Mildred Crocker, Celtic harp. FMI: 921-6628.

• Book Release Party for “Spokes & Jokes,” Sat., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., West Lodge at Fair Haven Camps, 81 West Fair Haven Ln., Brooks. Chris Quimby signs his new book about his bicycle journey from Maine to Texas.

• “Saturday Night Live: Music on Main Street,” Sat., Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m., Community Room of Mobius, 319 Main St., Damariscotta. Instrumentalist Rod Babka and singer-songwriter Heather Hardy of Round Pond play. $10 suggested at door. FMI: 563-2105.

• Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert, Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St. Modern and traditional jazz, and holiday faves by 18-piece MoJO. Donations.

• Holiday Open House at Montpelier, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 5 & 6, 1-4 p.m. Knox Museum in Thomaston invites the public to stroll through two floors decorated in 18th-century style. With live entertainment and free refreshments. Free admission; bring canned or dry goods for the Thomaston Food Pantry. FMI: 354-8062,

• 19th Season of The Living Christmas Tree at Thomaston Baptist Church, Sat., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 6, 4 p.m. Mon., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Community choir performs “The Silence and the Sound,” by composer Heather Sorensen. Free; donation baskets at the door support performance costs.

• “Revive – A Holiday Cello Concert Featuring Kristen Miller,” Sun., Dec. 6, 4:30 p.m., The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St., South Thomaston. $10 tix: FMI: 691-0392.

• Caroling and Holiday Cheer at Thomaston’s Knox Museum, Sun., Dec. 6, 5 p.m. Anthony Antolini, artistic director of Down East Singers, leads carols in the Oval Room of Montpelier and plays his 1782 harpsichord. Benefits Knox Museum & Georges River Land Trust, which Antolini worked with to protect a heron rookery. Tix, $40/$30 Land Trust and Museum members, must be bought in advance: 594-5166,

• 28th Annual Winter Concert by Anne Dodson & Friends, Sun., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, Camden. With The Quasimodal Chorus, Matt Szostak, Will Brown, David Dodson, Kat Logan, Jim Loney, Gordon Bok, Hazel Delehey, Cindy Kallet. Adv. tix, $13 adults/$6 ages 6-12/free under 6: Owl and Turtle in Camden, Rock City Cafe in Rockland, or call 236-9576 to reserve. Suggested at door: $15 adults/$7 kids.

• 9th Annual Gingerbread Spectacular, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 12 & 13, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Free to enter: 633-6855. Contest results announced at Dough Ball and Preview Party on Fri., Dec. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, music, cash bar. $10 tix at box office. Entrants get in free.

• Winter Solstice Celebration, Sat., Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Blue Goose Center, Rte. 1, Northport. UU Church of Belfast marks the year’s shortest day with music, dance, storytelling, poetry, other entertainment for all ages. Tix at door benefit Belfast Soup Kitchen: $10 adults/$5 ages 6-18/free under 6/$25 families. Snow date: Sun., Dec. 13, 4 p.m. FMI: 338-4245.

• 2nd Annual Reindeer Dash, Sun., Dec. 13, 10 a.m. Four-mile race starts at The First, 63 Union St., Rockland, and raises funds for Toys for Tots of Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. Register:,, or in person at KDK Printing & Embroidery, 161 Main St., Thomaston.



• 10th Annual Share the Wonder Celebration,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum. Kids get a passport to be stamped at activity locations around campus, including ones that offer holiday cookie decorating and horse-drawn carriage rides. Free admission all day. FMI:

• Children’s Yoga Workshop in Rockland, 11 a.m., Coastal Children’s Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Kids and parents will be led by Jessica Shepard. Included with admission.

• Santa Claus to Visit Damariscotta, arriving downtown at noon in a parade, with fire engine and police car escort. After the parade, Santa hears wish lists from kids at Lincoln Theater (bring your camera), and then “Polar Express” is screened free at around 12:30 p.m.

• Children’s Holiday Party & Tree Lighting, 3:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Decorate the tree, snack on homemade cookies from Friends of the Library, hear Peter Proeller play banjo. FMI: 594-0310.


• Free Children’s Drawing Class,
4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth provides materials and leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 & up (under 11 with adult). This week: Let’s draw Chanukah & Christmas trees!

• Info Session on Coastal Studies for Girls, 7-8 p.m., Bowdoinham Public Library. Reps and alumnae describe the semester school for 10th-grade girls in Freeport. There’s still space for semester beginning Feb. 7, 2016. FMI: 865-9700.

• Mother’s Milk Support Group, Tuesdays, Dec. 1-29, 12:30-2 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center Chapel Room, 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. Informal group for breast-feeding families led by lactation consultant. Pregnant moms who want more info also welcome. Free. FMI: 921-8345.


• Sibling Program,
3:30-5 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. Kids will learn about newborns and how to interact with them. Free. Sign-up: 921-8345.


• Family-Length Performances of The Nutcracker,
Camden Opera House. Atlantic Ballet Company performs Fri., Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., Dec. 5 & 6, at 3 p.m. Tix, $18 adults/$14 seniors and under 12, at Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Townline Video, Warren; HAV II, Camden; Operahouse Video, Belfast; door.

• “Candy Cane Capers,” Sat., Dec. 5, 9-11 a.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Ln. Kids 5-12 are invited to shop for gifts for immediate family members. FMI: 338-5575.

• 11th Annual Beltie Holiday, Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave., Rockport. Families encouraged to don festive (or hideous) holiday sweaters and bring cameras for photo opps with a Beltie calf. Explore the farm, sip hot cocoa, decorate a Beltie ornament. Music by The Teacups. Baked goods from Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club. Free admission; bring nonperishables for Camden Area Christian Food Pantry. FMI: 236-2739.

• Final Ski Lease Fitting of the Season at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Jefferson. Kids 5-14 can get fitted for cross-country ski equipment that they’ll lease for the season. First come, first served.

• Children’s Book Authors Reading and Signing in Damariscotta, Sat., Dec. 5, 11 a.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. Jane Yolen, Heidie Stemple and illustrator Melissa Sweet will be there to sign “Sing a Season Song” and “You Nest Here with Me.”

• Santa’s Story Hour, Sat., Dec. 5. After he arrives by boat at Camden Harbor at noon, he heads to Camden Library to read aloud and pose for photos.

• Book Signing with Liza Gardner Walsh and Paige Pendleton in Camden, Sat., Dec. 5, 1 p.m., The Owl and Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St. They sign “Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?” and “Star of Wonder.” Illustrator Thomas Block will also be on hand.

• Ho Ho Holiday Book Fair, Sun., Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m., Camden Library. With several local authors & illustrators of children’s books.


• Appleton Library Story Time,
Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and crafts for preschoolers. FMI: 785-5656 or

• Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.: • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., for kids 2-4 and their siblings.

• Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds (siblings welcome). Thursdays: 4- and 5-year-olds. Fridays: 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays: preschool to early-elementary-age kids.

• Carver Memorial Library Preschool Story Hour, Searsport, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, movement, activities. FMI: 548-2303.

• Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Story time with songs, games, crafts and a snack for kids 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if they’re not disruptive.

• Rockland Library Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.

• Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.

• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. • Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. • Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for emerging readers ages 4-6.

• Stockton Springs Library, 6 Station St.: • Story Hour, first Saturdays through April, 10-11 a.m. • Lego Programs, third Thursdays, Nov. 19-April 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Focus age group is 4-10, but all ages welcome. FMI: 567-4147.

• Thomaston Library Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Young kids must be with an older family member.

• Vose Library Story Time, Union, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Singing, clapping for babies & toddlers. Stories, crafts for older kids. FMI: 785-4733.

• Waldoboro Library: • Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for preschoolers. • Midcoast Music Together, 10:30 a.m. Mon., Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 22. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.

• Warren Library: • Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.

• Breast-feeding Basics, first Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pen Bay Physicians Bldg., Conf. Room C, Rockport. $17 for mom and partner. Registration: 921-8345.



Belfast: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” “Brooklyn,” “Love the Coopers.” Subtitles on all Sunday movies.

• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Rte. 1, Thomaston: “The Good Dinosaur,” “Creed,” “Victor Frankenstein,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” “The Night Before,” “Secret in Their Eyes,” “Love the Coopers,” “Spectre,” “The Peanuts Movie.”

Boothbay Harbor: “Spectre.” FMI: 633-0438,

• Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. “Bridge of Spies.” FMI: 563-3424,

• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Room,” “The Animation Show of Shows.”


• Hockey Fanatic Lunch: Boston Bruins vs. NY Rangers Live,
Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. See the game free on the big screen. Pizza by Hootennany Pizza and beer & wine for sale at noon. Puck drop at 1 p.m.

• “Ballad of a Soldier,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free; donations accepted.

• “Fargo,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library. Free.


• Free Family Matinees at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre,
“Minions” is shown at 12:30 and 3 p.m. on Sat. & Sun., Nov. 28 & 29. Week One of four-week series.


• The Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels,
1 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta.


• Lulu,
12:30 p.m., Met Opera Live rebroadcast at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. FMI:, 594-0070.

• “River Webs” Screening & Talk with Aquatic Biologist Susan Davies, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance and the Library show the documentary exploring intricate stream ecosystems, then hold an informal Q&A with Davies, winner of Natural Resources Council of Maine’s 2015 Conservation Leadership Award. Free, public.


The Nutcracker,
2 and 7 p.m., Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor. Recorded in 2012 for theatrical presentation, with choreography by Rudolph Nureyev.


• “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,”
Fri., Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library. With beverages, snacks, surprises. Kids invited to wear their PJs. Free, public welcome. FMI: 567-4147.

• Two Documentaries on Hunger & Discussion, Tues., Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, Herring Gut Learning Center and the Library team up to show “A Place at the Table” and a short film about hunger among Knox County schoolchildren. An AIO rep will lead a discussion on rising food needs and possible solutions. FMI:,

The Magic Flute, 10th anniversary encore broadcast by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, shown Sat., Dec. 12, 1 p.m., at Rockland’s Strand Theatre and Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. FMI: or 594-0070; or 563-3424.



• “Eye Catchers: Artwork for Holiday Giving” Now at Gleason Fine Art,
31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Paintings, woodblocks, ceramics, folk art. Show runs to Jan. 2.

• Stockton Springs Library Extends Fall Exhibition, with mostly smaller-scale pieces suitable for gift-giving, by Sarah Faragher, Judy Ham, William Landmesser, Betty Schopmeyer, Jo Swift, Scott Moore. Through the end of the year.


• Reception for Polly Steadman,
4:30-5:30 p.m., Pemaquid Watershed Association, 15 Courtyard St. (above Salt Bay Café), Damariscotta. Her show of wet-on-wet oil paintings, “Moonstruck,” on display through the end of the year.

• Final Rockland Art Walk of the Year, 5-8 p.m. It coincides with the city’s Festival of Lights. Participating galleries are listed at Events include receptions at Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., “Black plus One Color,” a show featuring all 19 of the gallery’s artists, and at Landing Gallery, 409 Main St., “Still Life,” with works by Daniel Corey, Sarah Faragher, Monique Lazard and Björn Runquist.

• Yuletide Cookies & Hot Cider at Mars Hall Gallery in Martinsville, served 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 27 & 28, while the gallery shows an eclectic mix of works by multiple artists.


• Jody Johnstone Kiln Opening Show & Sale,
Sat., & Sun., Nov 28 & 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 135 Webster Rd., Swanville. New wood-fired pottery, tours, refreshments. FMI:, 338-5314.

• Open Studio & Sale in Lincolnville, Sat. & Sun., Nov. 28 & 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Handmade pottery by ANK Ceramics and Meghan Flynn Ceramics at 209 Main St., across from Lincolnville Library.


• Free Adult Art Class,
11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials, leads the class. This week’s theme: Native American motifs.

• “Color Me Relaxed,” 5-7 p.m., Thomaston Library. Adults are invited to chill during the looming shopping season and use crayons, colored pencils and markers on images from “Secret Garden” and other Johanna Basford books. Refreshments. FMI: 354-2453.


• Make a Double-Sided Holiday Wreath,
6-7:30 p.m., Shelley’s Flowers, 1738 Atlantic Hwy., Waldoboro. Make a 22-24-inch wreath and decorate it with a bow and pinecones. $19 includes materials. FMI:, 832-5205.

• “Funding for Creative Folks,” two Tuesdays, Dec. 1 & 8, 6-8 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Sign-up:, 236-7800.

• “Christmas Ornaments in Paper” Class, two Tuesdays, Dec. 1 & 8, 6-8 p.m., The Maine Beehive, 234 Commercial St., Rockport. Sign-up: 236-7800,


• “Drop Spindle – Make and Use Your Own,”
two Wednesdays, Dec. 2 & 9, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Sign-up: 236-7800,


• Dual Reception for Dee Obuchon and Jasmin Pike,
Fri., Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St., Rockland. For show of Obuchon’s clay works and Pike’s abstract acrylics.

• Festive Opening for “Handmade Show” at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Fri., Dec. 4, 5-8 p.m. Juried show of over 100 artisans from around Maine, with jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, wine stoppers, pillows, etc., all under $100 each. Opening will have cookie contest, tintype portraits, custom T-shirts. FMI: 338-2222.

• Parent Gallery’s Final Opening of the Year, Fri., Dec. 4, 5-8 p.m. Belfast. Refreshments and show of new oils by Joanne Parent, new photos by Neal Parent, glassware by David Jacobson, jewelry by Dan Bennett.

• Annual Small Works Holiday Show Artists’ Reception, Fri., Dec. 4, 5:30-8 p.m., Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., Belfast. During Holiday Art Walk. 100 works in various mediums related to Maine’s rural culture. Through Jan. 4. FMI:

• Betts Gallery 2015 Holiday Galleria Opens with Reception, Fri., Dec. 4, 5:30-8 p.m., The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St., Belfast. Show of “small treasures for the holidays” by 20 local artists. Through Dec.

• 3-Day Adobe Photoshop Intensive, Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $180. For details about what you’ll need to bring email Susan Guthrie: Registration: 338-2222.

• “Clay Gifts for the Holidays,” Sat. & Sun., Dec. 5 & 6, 1-3 p.m., River Arts, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Alexsondra Tomasullo teaches pinching, slabbing, coiling techniques. $60. FMI:, 563-1508.

• “Birch Bark Ornaments and Other Holiday Stuff,” Sun., Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., River Arts, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Make up to four ornaments led by teacher Sandi Cirillo. $30, plus $7 materials fee. FMI:, 563-1508.

• Nature Journaling Workshop, Sun., Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Examine different styles of nature journals, write from prompts, experiment with drawing techniques. Led by Andrea Lani. $15/free for HVNC, SVCA, SWLA, DWA members. FMI:, 200-8840.

• “Clarity” Opening Reception, Tues., Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., Camden Library. For the show “Mother Tongue,” by artist team Robert & Su.Sane Hake. Through Dec.


• Farnsworth Art Museum,
Rockland. “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea,” to Jan. 3. “Maine Collects,” to March 6. “Picturing Maine,” to March 27. “Worth a Thousand Words: Prints from the Collection,” through May 1.

• Maine State Museum, Augusta. “The Passionate Photographer: Kosti Ruohomaa’s Maine in Magazine Photojournalism,” through July 2016.

• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq. “Rose Marasco: index,” through Dec. 6.

• Abbe Museum’s Community Gallery, Bar Harbor. “Kluskap of the Wabanaki,” paintings by Maliseet artist Dozay, through Dec. 19.



• Yuletide in St. George,
Fri. & Sat., Nov. 27 & 28. Shops, galleries and other venues will be open and decorated. Map:


• Christmas Craft Fair & Luncheon,
Odd Fellows Hall, Tenants Harbor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Naomi Chapter of Eastern Star. Multiple vendors, raffles, bake sale, lunch served. Benefits local charities and Dyslexia Foundations of Maine. FMI: 372-6117.

• 23rd Annual Friendship Village School Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 23 School St., Friendship. Lobster rolls available. Many vendors, jewelry, photocards, hand knits, soap, stained glass, braided rugs, wreaths, quilts, more. Free admission. Proceeds benefit FVS.

• Festival of Trees Silent Auction at Rockland Library, 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., when winners of the 30+ trees will be announced. Part of the city’s Festival of Lights. FMI: 594-4397.


• Flea Market & Craft Fair at VFW Hall in Waldoboro,
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, collectibles, sports memorabilia, more. This edition of Wolliker’s Waldoboro Whimsies benefits VFW. FMI: 380-3806.

• Owls Head Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Dr. Featuring locally made art, crafts, jewelry, handmade soaps, ornaments, woodwork, quilted items, more. Free admission. Benefits Pope Memorial Humane Society.


• P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center to Hold Festive Fundraiser,
5-8 p.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. Silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. $20. FMI:, or call 230-8285.


• Christmas Fair in Rockland,
Sat., Dec. 5, 8 a.m.-noon. The Daughters of St. Bernard Church hold it at the Church on Broadway. White elephant items, toys, books, crafts, jewelry, clothing, ornaments and decorations, raffle, tearoom sweets.

• Rockport Garden Club’s Holly Berry Fair, Sat., Dec. 5, 8 a.m.-noon, Rockport Opera House. Costume and vintage jewelry, frozen homemade soups and appetizers, fresh holiday greenery, Granny’s Attic, Kitchen Corner, more.

• Christmas By the Sea Craft Fair, Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Windward Gardens, Camden. Many vendors, baked goods, food items, more. Music by David Clarke. Sponsored by Genesis HealthCare.

• 9th Annual Holiday Fair in Bristol, Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bristol Consolidated School, 2153 Bristol Rd. (Rte. 130). Bristol Consolidated PTO holds its only fundraiser of the year. Over 35 artisans, crafters, vendors of handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, ropework, books, more.

• 34th Annual St. George Grange Christmas Fair, Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade pickles, preserves, fudge, baked goods, soups, hot dogs, biscuits, Carol‘s Nissua bread, muffins & cinnamon rolls. Many local crafters. St. George School 8th graders’ Christmas tree sale. Wreaths on sale. Lunch available. $10 table rental: 372-6768. Live Nativity performance 4:30 p.m. Public Supper at 5 p.m.

• Fine Arts and Crafts Sale at New Friendship Healing Arts Center, Sat., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10 Harbor Rd. Free massage, intuitive sessions, yoga classes, and sale with pottery, paintings, jewelry, seasonal evergreen creations, natural body care products, more. With live music, refreshments, door prizes. FMI: 226-7446.

• Lunch and Chinese Auction at Belfast Area High School, Sun., Dec. 6, 98 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Lunch and preview 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Auction begins 1 p.m. Benefits BAHS Class of 2016 Project Graduation. Snow date: Dec. 13.

• Appleton Historical Society Benefit Auction and 50/50 Benefit Raffle, Mon., Dec. 7, Appleton Library, following a brief biz meeting at 7 p.m. All are invited to bring refreshments to share. To donate: 785-2040.


• Camden Rotary Club Holiday Nut Sale,
now at Camden National Bank’s Main and Plaza branches, Camden branches of Key Bank, TD Bank and The First, and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and Machias Savings Bank in Rockland.

• Edgecomb Thrift Shop Offers Whole Store Half-Off in November, lower level of Edgecomb Community Church, Cross Point Rd. Funds go to area agencies and toward community lunches served every Tuesday at noon. FMI: 563-5236.



• Free Annual Thanksgiving Dinner in Rockland,
12:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White St. No need to RSVP. Vegan and gluten-free items available. All welcome. Volunteers needed to prep, serve, clean: 466-2502, 594-8191.

• Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Union, 1-4 p.m., Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Rd. Everyone’s invited. RSVPs help with planning: 975-0352.


• Community Hot Soup Luncheon,
noon-1 p.m., First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St. Two soups (one vegetarian), bread, dessert. Free; donations taken. All welcome. FMI: 236-4821.


• Public Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge,
Sat., Dec. 5, 7-9 a.m. Waffles, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, etc. Kids get a free picture with Santa. $7 adults/$3 kids. Quarter mile north of Washington village, on Rte. 220.

• St. George Grange Public Supper, Sat., Dec. 5, 5 p.m. $8 adults/$5 kids/free under 10. FMI: 372-6768.

• Public Supper in Camden, Sat., Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St. $8 adults/less for kids.



• Workshop on “Going Deep into Theta Consciousness,”
noon-3 p.m., Belfast Dance Studio. Deborah Knight Eaton leads it. It’s offered again Sun., Dec. 6 and 20, $45. FMI: 338-1424.

• Post-Thanksgiving Hike, Montville, 1 p.m. Family-friendly hike on two-mile loop to Freedom Pond, led by outdoor enthusiast Glen Widmer. Meet at Reed Preserve parking lot on Goosepecker Ridge Rd., two miles south of Freedom Pond Rd. junction. FMI: 589-3230.


• Info Session on New “Belfast Community Warming Center,”
6 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School. Learn how you can help out at the Center during weather emergencies. FMI: 603-372-2074, Facebook.

• “Asian Explorations” Cooking Class, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Sign-up:, 236-7800.

• “Genealogy for Beginners” Class, three Mondays, Nov. 30-Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Sign-up: 236-7800,


• Camrock Women’s Network to Meet,
8-9 a.m., Market Basket upstairs, Rte. 1, Rockport. Creative and professional women give support & referrals, discuss relevant topics. FMI:

• Maine State Chamber of Commerce to Host Affordable Care Act Program, 8:30 a.m.-noon, The Senator Inn, Augusta. FMI:

• Hike at Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve, 10-11 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts the free, social, guided hike. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead parking lot, just off Rte. 96 in Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4818,

• Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet, noon-1:45 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. For people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends and caregivers. Bring a bag lunch, Drinks and dessert provided. FMI: 236-0844.

• “Cooking Simple & Seasonal Pasta,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Sign-up:, 236-7800.

• Annual Volunteer Celebration of Georges River Land Trust, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Landing Gallery, Rockland. The public is welcome. FMI:

• Alzheimer’s Support Group to Meet, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. For those who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Free. FMI: 921-6237.

• “War and Reconciliation: Africa’s Dilemma,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Public discussion in anticipation of upcoming Camden Conference: “The New Africa.”

• Ballroom Dance Expo & Cha Cha Lesson, Unity College Center for Performing Arts, 7-9 p.m., $5.

• Warren Historical Society Annual Meeting and Holiday Program, 7 p.m., Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main St., Warren. Musical program by Caroline Wiley and Family, followed by meeting and election of officers for 2016. Public welcome to program & 6 p.m. potluck. Bring place settings & dish to share. FMI: 273-3145.

• Beginner Zumba, Tuesdays, Dec. 1-15, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St. Wear indoor fitness shoes, comfy clothes. Bring water. No need to register. FMI: 930-2514.

• St. George MSU Special School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Art Room, St. George School.


• Open House at Center for Health and Healing in Rockland,
9 a.m.-7 p.m., 17 Masonic St. Free and by-donation sessions in acupuncture, massage, reflexology, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, more. Chakra chanting from 12:30-1 p.m. FMI: 596-6317.

• Midcoast Stroke Support Group to Meet, 10 a.m., Camden Library.

• “Independence Without Fear: Deaf and Blind Project” Talk & Lunch, 11:15 a.m., Lunch and Learn at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Roast pork loin lunch, then noon talk by John Shattuck of the Iris Network. Lunch reservations required by noon Mon., Nov. 30: 563-1363. $5 over 60/$6 all others.

• SAGE Maine Drop In, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. For LGBT adults and friends. $1. FMI: 338-5889.

• “Mount Battie Revisited” Program, 6-7:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. $20. Sign-up: 236-7800,

• Talk on Sinking of Lusitania, 7 p.m., Lincolnville Library. Free, public talk by Elizabeth Garber. FMI: 763-4343.

• “On the Inca Trail” Slide Talk, 7:30 p.m., People’s United Methodist Church, Depot St. (behind the Post Office), Union. Talk by Hank Lunn to Union Historical Society. Free; public welcome.

• “Health Care Directives” Class, two Wednesdays, Dec. 2 & 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. $10. Sign-up: 236-7800,

• Gentle Yoga, Wednesdays, Dec. 2-16, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St. Geared for beginners, but all levels welcome. No need to register. FMI: 930-2514.


• Vacation Rental Professionals of Maine to Hold Daylong Conference,
Augusta Country Club. FMI:

• “Women at Every Season: Exploring the Dimensions Within,” 9 a.m.-noon, Quarry Hill, Camden. Free & open to women 50+, with an emphasis on reflection, deepening connections with other women, tips for healthy aging. Continental breakfast included. Registration required: 921-6116,

• Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry Open Hours, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Rd. (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 322-8863.

• “Mineral Makeup for the Holidays with Julia Adams,” choose from two sessions, 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Rd., Waldoboro. $9. FMI: 832-5205,

• Reflective Meditation in Searsport, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church St. Sanctuary will be candlelit, soft music will play, pastor will offer messages. Offered again Thurs., Dec. 10 & 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

• Mozzarella Cheese Workshop, 5:30-8 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen, above Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta. Led by Brittany Gill. $30. Sign-up: leave name, phone number, date of class at 563-1161; email; send check to FARMS, P.O. Box 421, Damariscotta, ME 04543.

• Restorative Justice Training in Belfast, 6-8:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Learn about the project and the type of volunteers it needs at this session. If you stay on, you’ll take additional training on Dec. 10, 15, 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Registration: 338-2742, ext. 101. FMI:

• “Independent Publishing for Maine Writers,” 6:15-8:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Sign-up:, 236-7800.

• “Ski Maintenance and Tuning” Class, two Thursdays, Dec. 3 & 10, 6-8 p.m., Maine Sport, 115 Commercial St. (Rte. 1), Rockport. Sign-up: 236-7800,

• “Movie It to Lose It” Class, Thursdays, Dec. 3-17, 5:15-6:30 p.m., East Belfast Elementary School gym. Free, low-impact class for participants with a BMI of 30 & up. Registration:


• “Discovering Folk Music,”
Fri., Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Free, public talk by Scott Alarik, author of “Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground” on how folk music reflects the lives of ordinary people.

• Food, Art, Shopping Trip to Boston, Sat., Dec. 5. RSU 40 Adult Ed offers bus trip to Boston’s Chinatown for visit to New England’s largest indoor Asian market, meal of Chinese cuisine, private tour of Asian collection at Museum of Fine Arts. $100 includes transport, trip guide, museum admission (but not food). Registration:, 832-5205.

• Free Rabies Clinic at Lincolnville Fire Station, Sat., Dec. 5, 9-11 a.m., 470 Camden Rd. Free to animals with owners living in Waldo County. Donations taken. Small fee for all others. Hosted by Waldo County Humane Society. FMI: 852-5033,

• Tour of Dodge Point Reserve, Sat., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Public Reserve, River Road, Newcaste. Led by conservation & avian ecologist Peter McKinley. Free, but preregister by 3 p.m., Dec. 4, required. 563-1393, Children welcome. Binoculars available to borrow.

• AARP Smart Driver Seminar in Damariscotta, Sat., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. $20/$15 with AARP card. Registration: 563-1363.

• Wreaths Across America Convoy Visit, Sun., Dec. 6, 2 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Public invited to see the convoy of 13 trailer trucks loaded with homemade wreaths on their way to Arlington National Cemetery. Short ceremony to be held in the auditorium, with wreaths being presented to veterans of seven wars.

• Homestead Holiday Gift Making Classes, Sun., Dec. 6, Damariscotta River Assoc. 9 a.m., Beeswax Workshop ($60); noon, Felting Workshop ($50); 3 p.m., Herbal Workshop ($30). FMI, pre-register: 563-1393,

• Info Session on 4-Course Graduate Certficate Program, Mon., Dec. 7, 4 p.m., University College at Rockland. UMaine Farmington program comes to URock in January. FMI:

• Blue Christmas Service, Mon., Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church St. A service that acknowledges how Christmas can be a time of sorrow for those dealing with divorce, death, disease and other tribulations. All welcome. FMI: 548-0327.

• Holiday Open House at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Tues., Dec. 8, 4-6 p.m. Meet program reps, tour the facility, enjoy some holiday cheer. FMI:

• “The Seen and Unseen Immigrant Integration Challenges in Maine,” Tues., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Free, public talk by Damas Rugaba, president of Rwanda Community Association of Maine. Prequel to 2016 Camden Conference: “The New Africa.” FMI:

• Grant Information Workshop for Lincoln County Nonprofits, Weds., Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m., Skidompha Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. Overview of Maine Community Foundation, it’s grant opportunities and tips on grant writing in anticipation of Feb. 15 deadline for MCF’s Community Building Grant Program. Free, registration req.:, 877-700-6800, ext. 2210. FMI:

• “Crisis in the Holy Land,” Weds., Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m., Belfast Library. Free, public talk by the Rev. Robert Tobin and Maurine Tobin, just back from their latest of dozens of trips to Gaza and the West Bank.

• “Brick Walls & Great Finds Party – A Genealogy Meeting,” Thurs., Dec. 10, noon-2 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Share a “brick wall,” where your research has stalled, or a “great find” you want to share with other family historians. Free.

• “Shrinking the Hunger Gap: Agro-Ecology in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Thurs., Dec. 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Free talk by Alex Dryer, program manager for Kounkuey Design Initiative in Nator, Ghana. Prequel to 2016 Camden Conference: “The New Africa.”

• Slide Talk on Musical Trip to Peru, Thurs., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Camden Library. Heidi Karod tells of playing violin in Peruvian prisons, psychiatry hospitals, a fishing village and remote school, and to encourage kids to join Center for Child and Adolescent Workers.


• Toys for Tots Drive Under Way,
visit for a list of drop boxes in Knox, Lincoln, Waldo counties or to request a toy.

• November Is National Senior Pet Month, so Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter of Edgecomb are waiving adoption fees for dogs and cats 8 and older. Fees for cats 1-7 will be 50 percent off. FMI:,

• Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.

• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.

• Veterans’ Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans & their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free; confidential.

• Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.

• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., 123 John St., Camden (future P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center). FMI: 763-4291,

• SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI:, 338-5889.

• Meditation in Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, 9-10:30 a.m. every Sunday (except in August). Beginners welcome. Support offered. The Start Center, 47 Start Rd., Camden. Free. FMI: 978-979-1365.

• Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.

• Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Any day, use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429, ext. 702.

• Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI:

• Camrock Women’s Network, 8-9 a.m. first & third Tuesdays Oct.-June and third Tuesdays July-Sept., Market Basket upstairs meeting room, Rte. 1, Rockport. For creative and professional businesswomen. FMI:

• Awesome Seniors: People Helping People, social support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula. Fridays 2 p.m. at Boothbay Town Office. FMI: 633-4368.

• Open Meditation, Mondays 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.

• Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Chair Massage & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations to clinic accepted. FMI: 921-6993.

• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.

• Belfast Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church garden entrance. Mondays, 6:30-7:30, Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.

• Wellness Checks, Mondays, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.

• Midcoast Bridge Club, newcomers welcome, partners guaranteed. Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.

• Memoir Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Rockland Library. Free, ongoing workshops. All welcome. FMI: 542-9200.

• Dancing Xi-Gong, 9 a.m. Thursdays, Camden Congregational Church. Twelve movements to music. Free. FMI: 236-8732 or

• Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green and Waldoboro Green.

• “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Second and fourth Tuesdays; writing exercises and discussion of members’ works. All welcome.

• Family Caregiver Education & Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health conference room (across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• H.O.P.E. Support Group Meeting, Mondays, 4-6 p.m., UU Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland. Mind-body health and finding purpose in the face of illness, trauma, addiction. FMI: 975-1115.

• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Knox and Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.

• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.

• Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.

• Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.

• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.

• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.

• Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.

• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.

• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI:

• Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.

• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or

• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tuesday potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: or 975-2544.

• Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.

• Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Education & Support Group, second Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Home Health Conf. Room, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.

• Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish welcome.

• Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.

• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland.FMI: 446-6447.

• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.

• Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.

• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.

• Lung Health Support Group, noon-1 p.m. last Tuesdays, Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.

• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.

• Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI:

• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.

• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or

• Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.

• NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.

• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. All welcome. FMI: 701-8411.

• Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.

• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.

• King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.

• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.

• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.

• Tapping Group, first Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.

• Breast-Feeding Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Pen Bay Physicians Bldg., Conf. Room C, Rockport. $17. Registration required: 921-8345.

• Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Keep Moving Fitness 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Art Club 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free blood pressure screens Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. Coffee & Conversation Café ($1.50 for coffee or tea and a donut) 9 a.m. Fridays. Scrabble Club 9:45 a.m. Fridays. FMI: 596-0339,

• Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner and 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703,