NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:
  • Heroin/Opiate Community Forum in Rockland, City Council Chambers. Snack 5 p.m. Forum 5:30-7:30 p.m. Panel talk by local law, health, community officials and a former user. Facilitated audience discussion. RSVP: 236-6313, ext. 1; C-Putnam@myfairpoint.net.
  • “Here Is Home,” 7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. ’70s back-to-the-landers share stories, along with an author working on a book about their similarities with today’s young farmers. All welcome. You may share your own stories, if you wish. Refreshments.
  • CJ Chenier and Red Hot Louisiana Band, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. The Dolphin Strikers open. $18 adv. tix: CamdenOperaHouse, 470-7066. $22 door.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:
  • Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St., Belfast. Community Dance at 6:30 p.m. $2 adults/$1 kids. Contradance at 8 p.m. Chrissy Fowler calls. Velocipede plays. $10 adults/$8 ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers/$5 kids. Bring a window fan to get $1 off. FMI: BelfastFlyingShoes.org.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St. (a block west of Maine St.). $5. All welcome. FMI: FolkDanceBrunswick.com.
  • The Mallett Brothers Band to Play, 7 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. $15 door.
  • Adam Babcock at Rock City Cafe, 7-9 p.m., 316 Main St., Rockland. The singer-songwriter performs catchy tunes.
  • The Liar, continues through Feb. 13, with Fri. & Sat. performances at 8 p.m. and Sun. matinees at 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Professional Ensemble production of the David Ives play. $18 suggested; pay what you want. Tix: TheaterProject.com, 729-8584.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
  • 10th Annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race, Leisure Life Resort, Greenville. Two morning races, 30 and 70 miles, over forested mountain trails, with several viewing points. Snowshoe race at 11 a.m. Plus meet & greet with the mushers, skating, bonfire, movie, more. FMI: 100MileWildernessRace.org.
  • Medical Marijuana Truth Summit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave. (Rte. 3), Belfast. Area medical marijuana patients and caregivers hold the free, public event. FMI: HutchinsonCenter.UMaine.edu.
  • “Love & Chocolate” Author Visit, 2 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Susan Vaughan reads from “Always a Suspect,” prequel of her Task Force Eagle romantic suspense series. With chocolate, hot cocoa, tea. Free. FMI: 785-4733.
  • West Bay Rotary Chili Challenge, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. Chefs vie for midcoast bragging rights. Beverages, dessert, entertainment by Camden Hills High School musicians. $10 adults/$6 under 13 suggested. FMI: 691-9204, 975-1177.
  • Slippery Slope in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. Blues duo Patrick Ginnaty and Annette Rundall.
  • Contradance at Rockport Opera House, 7-10 p.m. Chrissy Fowler calls. Jamie Oshima and John Pranio play. $10 adults/$7 students. Benefits the Liberian Education Fund. FMI: 230-9962.
  • David Mallett Concert, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. CD release concert for “Celebration.” $20 tix: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7:
  • Community Forum on Interfaith Families, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. 9:30 a.m. bagels & coffee, 10 a.m. program led by Rabbi Jillian Cameron, who grew up in an interfaith family. Free, open to all. Childcare available by adv. sign-up: info@AdasYoshuron.org, 594-4523.
  • Table Tour at Viles Arboretum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Ski, snowshoe or hike a woodland trail where locations have been set up with bonfires and hot, gourmet foods. Return to Visitors Center for live music, desserts, hot beverages. Tix are $25 each/block of five for $15 each/10 percent off for members: 626-7989.
  • Dramatic Reading of Arcadia, 4 p.m., The Great Play Reading Series at Maine College of Art’s Osher Hall, Portland. The Dramatic Repertory Company reads the Tom Stoppard play. Free, public event. FMI: meca.edu.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8:
  • Join Midcoast Community Chorus, John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. Registration 5-6:15 p.m. First rehearsal 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-auditioned group welcomes singers 13 and up to its spring semester. FMI: mccSings.org, 975-0582.
  • Dessert Cabaret in Camden Hills Regional High School’s Wave Café, 7 p.m. The Women’s Choir and Chamber Singers perform, and desserts made by parents and chefs is served. $10 at door. FMI: cmMellonME@gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:
  • Orman “Sonny” Goodwin Honored at Camden Snow Bowl, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. he’ll be there telling stories about his role in creating the Snow Bowl and signing his new memoir, “Tales from the Life of Sonny.” A gala dinner with cocktails at Waterfront in Camden starts 5 p.m. Dinner reservations: 236-3747. FMI: SkiMuseumOfMaine.org.
  • Damariscotta Montessori School Winter Concert, 4 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Choral and instrumental pieces by DMS Primary and Elementary students. Free.
  • Heroin/Opiate Community Forum in Belfast, 6-8 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave. To save a seat: PWalsh@brMaine.org, 338-6679.
  • Open Mic at Savory Maine Dining and Provisions, 6:15-8:30 p.m., 11 Water St., Damariscotta. Musicians, singers, poets, other performers should sign up at 6 p.m. and be ready to set up fast for their eight-minute acoustic slots. FMI: 563-2111, SavoryMaineDining.com.
  • Twelfth Night (or What You Will), Rockport Opera House. Ashwood Waldorf School’s seventh and eighth grades put on the Shakespeare play Weds., Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 11, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Public welcome. $10 suggested/free under 16.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • Chocolatier to Speak and Hand Out Samples, 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Free, public talk by award-winning chocolate maker Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Isle au Haut. Copies of her book, “Desserted,” will be available.
  • Richard Thompson at the Strand in Rockland, SOLD OUT.
COMING UP:
  • Rockland Library Open House, Fri., Feb. 12, 4:30-7 p.m. Live jazz, roaming juggler, activities for all ages, door prizes including an iPad Air and gas/grocery cards, food including chili, meatballs, cupcakes. All welcome.
  • Old-Time Country Dance, Fri., Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m., The Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Rd., Wiscasset. No experience or partner needed. All ages welcome. $5 donation. FMI: MorrisFarm.org.
  • “Balkan Bash” Night with Folk Dance Brunswick, Fri., Feb. 12, 6:30-10 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St. (a block west of Maine St.). Balkan band Gogofski of Boston plays live. Dances will be taught. Band comes on at 8 p.m. $5 donation. All welcome. FMI: FolkDanceBrunswick.com, 200-7577.
  • The Ghosts of Johnson City Concert, Fri., Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Maine band with Appalachian and Southern roots. $15 tix: uccpa.unity.edu or door.
  • Dramatic Reading of Time Stands Still, Sat., Feb. 13, 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum auditorium, Rockland. Everyman Repertory Theatre reads the Donald Margulies play. Adult themes. $12/$10 members. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • V-Day Speakout 2016, Sat., Feb. 13, 4-6 p.m., Belfast Library’s Abbott Room. All are welcome to speak out against violence against women and girls with poetry and prose. FMI: 338-5089, 323-2747.
  • Valentine’s Day Dance in Rockport, Samoset Resort. The Trekkers fundraiser starts with social hour and cash bar at 7 p.m. The band Just Teachers plays 8 p.m. $15 tix: shari@trekkers.org, 594-5095.
  • Luv ME 5K, Sun., Feb. 14, Samoset Resort, Rockport. Walkers, runners, dogs welcome in second of Go! Malawi’s 2016 races. On-site registration 8:45 a.m. Race starts 10 a.m. FMI: Janet@GoMalawi.org, Reade@FreePressOnline.com.
  • “Winter Fest,” Sun., Feb. 14, noon-3 p.m., Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Sledding, skating, animal tracks craft for kids, hot chocolate, sled dog demo, $1 hot dogs, warming hut, campfire with marshmallow roast. Free. Rain or no-snow date: Feb. 21.
  • By the Bay Jazz Trio and Vocalist Cindy Millar, Sun., Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m., The Quarry Tavern, 21 Mechanic St., Tenants Harbor. The trio plays a Valentine’s program.
  • Lunchtime Concert by From Northern Lights to Southern Lights, Weds., Feb. 17, Music at Noon series at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Tix are $30 adults/$10 under 25, and include light lunch and free museum admission: 236-2823, BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • 12th Night!, Weds., Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Barn Arts Collective of Bass Harbor puts on the family-friendly show with four actors playing 13 roles. $12.50 adults/$5 students. FMI: RocklandStrand, 594-0070.
  • Camden Conference: “The New Africa,” Fri.-Sun., Feb. 19-21. Four venues: live at Camden Opera House and live-streamed to Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Belfast’s Hutchinson Center, and Portland’s Lee Auditorium. FMI: CamdenConference.org.
  • Rockport-Camden “Blood Feud,” Thurs., Feb. 25, noon-5 p.m. On the anniversary of their separation, which town will be the first to collect 63 pints of blood for the Red Cross? To schedule an appointment, Rockport residents can enter GOOSE-RIVER & Camden residents can enter CAMDENHARBOR in the “Give Blood. Find a Blood Drive” box at RedCrossBlood.org.
  • Kaki King to Perform in Rockland, Sat., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. The Brooklyn guitarist puts on her multi-media show “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body.” FMI: RocklandStrand.com.
  • 18th Annual Gene and Lucille Ice Fishing Derby, Sun., Feb. 28. Weigh-in 2-5 p.m. at Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St., Waterville. Prizes for all ages. Entry tix: SpectrumGenerations.org, 873-4745. FMI: 620-1655.
CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:
  • “In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Camden Library. New Hope for Women hosts the teen event. With pizza. RSVP: LCouture@NewHopeForWomen.org.
  • Breastfeeding Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pen Bay Physicians Bldg., Conf. Room D, 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. $17 for mom and partner. Registration: 921-8345.
  • Free 3-Part Mental Health Series, offered by RSU 13 school counselors at Rockland Middle School’s library, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 4 (“Substance Abuse Trends and Prevention in Knox County”), Mar. 3 (“Creating Inclusive Classrooms for LGBTQ Students”), Apr. 7 (“Managing Your Wellness: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”). Public welcome.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:
  • Free Children’s Music Program at Lincolnville Library, 11 a.m., 208 Main St. Jessica Day leads families with newborns to 5-year-olds in singing, moving, shaking, exploring musical instruments. It’s offered again March 4, April 1, May 6.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
  • “Take Your Children to the Library Day” in Stockton Springs, 10-11 a.m. Guest Tom Lane reads “Winnie & Willie Won’t Give Up” by Cherie Rechka. With an activity, snacks. At Rockland Library, starting at 10:30 a.m., there’s a Fun Zone with crafts, Legos, games and puzzles, a Reading Zone, a Scavenger Hunt, and snacks served in the Children’s Room.
  • Childbirth Preparation Class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waldo County General Hospital, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast. Registration required: 338-9348.
  • Furry Visitors at Coastal Children’s Museum, 11 a.m.-noon. P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center reps bring adoptable pets to the museum at 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Free with admission.
  • “Fairies in the Snow” Tea Party, 1 p.m., Camden Library. Led by author Liza Gardner Walsh and illustrator Hazel Mitchell with attire, reading, crafts and activities. Refreshments.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7:
  • “Once Upon a Time” Discovery Concert for Families, 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium. Portland Symphony Orchestra & Portland Ballet CORPS of high school dancers perform. $10 tix: PortTIX.com, 842-0800.
  • Baseball/Softball Clinic for Boys and Girls 8-14 in Damariscotta, Sundays, Feb. 7-28, 9 a.m.-noon, Central Lincoln County YMCA. Coach Bob Pisco teaches the fundamentals. $65/$40 members. FMI: clcymca.org, 563-9622.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8:
  • Deadline for Youth Wilderness Leadership Program, App. deadline for students currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior in a Maine high school. Program includes nine-day wilderness experience at Baxter State Park. FMI: www.friendsofbaxter.org.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9:
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St., led by Catinka Knoth. materials provided. Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 & up (under 11 with adult). This week’s theme: Valentine’s Day Cards and Papercuts.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:
  • New Toddler Time at Thomaston Library, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Rhyming games, puppet play, baby board books. Free; open to everyone with toddlers.
  • Program for Parents of Children Ready for First Grade and Reading, 5 p.m., Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park St., Rockport. Teachers give an overview of first grade and tell how the school teaches reading in grades 1-5.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • “Let’s Play! Puppets & More” Playtime for Kids 2-6, 10-11 a.m., Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport. Teacher Beth Lunt tells the story of “Old Gnome in the Winter” in this installment of the series. $5 suggested. FMI: 236-8021.
COMING UP:
  • Frost Fest in Bucksport, Sat., Feb. 13, Bucksport Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Miles Ln. Skating party with music from Ray J’z Muzik kicks it off at 11 a.m. With snow sculpture competition & miniature golf course made of snow (rent a putter & ball for $5/free under age 5). 3 p.m. wrap-up with prize for best snow sculpture. FMI: 469-6818, office@Bunomastodontidae.com.
  • “Wildlife in Winter” Vacation Day Camp, Damariscotta, Kids 5-11, Dam-ariscotta River Assoc.’s Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Mon.-Thurs., Feb. 15-18, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $176 NM /$156 M, Mussel level. Scholarships available. Register by Feb. 9: DamariscottaRiver.org, 563-1393.
  • Free Vacation Week Activities at Owls Head Transportation Museum, for kids 6-14. Activities, with all materials supplied, start at 10 a.m. each day. Mon., Feb. 15: Paper Airplane Workshop. Tues., Feb. 16: Air-Powered Cars. Weds., Feb. 17: Stick-and-Tissue Airplanes. Thurs., Feb. 18: Electric Cars. Fri., Feb. 19: Hot Air Balloons. Registration encouraged: 594-4418.
  • 3-Day Snowshoe Adventure for Kids 5-10, Tues.-Thurs., Feb. 16-18, 9:30 a.m.-noon. The first day will be at Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta. The rest will be at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson (transport provided from Y). Snowshoes available. Registration: 563-9622, JClark@clcYMCA.org.
  • February Vacation Camp in Lincoln-ville for Kids 5-12, Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Tues.-Fri., Feb. 16-19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $155. Register by Feb. 5: umaine.edu/tanglewood. FMI: 789-5868, Patricia.Chapman@maine.edu.
  • “Shakespeare Is My Hero,” Weds., Feb. 17, 11 a.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Free 45-minute, interactive program for ages 4-11 put on by Barn Arts Collective of Bass Harbor with music, dancing and disguises. The same day at the Strand at 2 p.m., the visiting actors put on a free “Shakespeare and Stage Combat” Workshop for Ages 12-18. Kids must register for the workshop: 594-0070, info@RocklandStrand.com.
  • Free Lego Program at Stockton Springs Library, Thurs., Feb. 18, 4-5:30 p.m. Geared for 4-10, but all ages welcome. No need to sign up. Third Thursdays monthly through April 21.
  • Soccer Jamboree for Boys & Girls, Fri., Feb. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m., The Pitch, Warren. For U9-U11 boys & girls. $15 per person/$125 per team. Register by Feb. 12. FMI: DPitcairn@MainePitch.com, AHeidorn@MainePitch.com, 322-1182, 273-0042.
  • Maine Summer Youth Music Camp Registration Open, for various July sessions for kids in grades 5-12. FMI: UMaine.edu.
ONGOING:
  • Breast-Feeding Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Pen Bay Physicians Bldg., Conf. Room C, Rockport. $17 for mom & partner. Registration: 921-8345.
  • Appleton Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories, crafts for preschoolers. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • 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.
  • Gibbs Library Story Hour, Washington, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (flexible, depends on when kids drop in). FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Story time with songs, games, crafts & snack for kids 3-5. Younger & older kids welcome if 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 to April 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Focus age group is 4-10, but all ages welcome. FMI: 567-4147.
  • Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. • Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Rhyming games, puppets, board books. • Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks.
  • 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., 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.
FILM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: “Hail, Caesar!,” “Trumbo,” “13 Hours,” “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Subtitles on all Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Rte. 1, Thomaston: “The Choice,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “13 Hours,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “The 5th Wave,” “The Revenant,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “The Finest Hours.”
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “The Finest Hours.” FMI: 633-0438, HarborTheatre.net.
  • Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta: “The Danish Girl.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Heart of a Dog.”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:
  • “Downton in Damariscotta,” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater. Free screening of Episode 5 from 6th and final season of “Downton Abbey.”
  • “Lost Bohemia,” 5:30 p.m., First Friday Film, co-presented by Farnsworth Art Museum, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Director Josef Astor’s film on the battle to save the artists’ apartments in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
  • “Mandela,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free; donations accepted.
  • “Away from Her,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library. Free.
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Fri. & Sat., Feb. 5 & 6, 7 p.m. both nights, with different films shown on each, at Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Maine Sport hosts the fest of environmental and adventure films. Each: $10 adv. tix at Maine Sport/$12 door/$5 students. FMI: 236-7120.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7:
  • Super Bowl 2016 on the Big Screen, 6:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Free screening. Snacks and hot dogs on sale. Balcony bar open.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9:
  • Free Screening of “Timbuktu,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Drama about a Malian cattle herder who encounters jihadists. Prequel to Feb. 19-21 Camden Conference: “The New Africa.”
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • “This Changes Everything,” 1:30 p.m., Skidompha Library’s Porter Meeting Room, Damariscotta. Coastal Senior College screens the documentary on climate change. Discussion led by an environmental lawyer and an attendee of the Paris climate talks will follow.
COMING UP:
  • Encore Screening of Hamlet, Sat., Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Film of London’s National Theatre staging, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. $15 adults/$13 members/$5 under 19.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sat., Feb. 13, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Film of Brooklyn’s Theatre for a New Audience staging. $12.50.
  • “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” Weds., Feb. 17, 6 p.m., Belfast Library’s Abbott Room. Waldo County Peace and Justice Group screens the documentary about the Black Power movement.
ART

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:
  • Dave Cleaveland’s Color Photos on Display in Damariscotta, at The First, N.A., where he’s the February artist. FMI: MaineImaging.com.
  • Show of Steve Cartwright’s Photos at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. It hangs through April 2. A reception is set for Fri., Feb. 19, 5-7 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:
  • Reception to Open “Three Cheers,” 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. Show of work by Lise Aubry, Brady Nickerson, Jane Varn. Through February.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
  • Glass Etching Class, 10 a.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Led by Martha Stewart Crafter Keri Moskowitz. FMI: 372-8961.
  • “Stamp ’n’ Stomp” ArtLab for All Ages, 2-4 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s temporary spot, 218 Main St., Rockland. Alexis Iammarino shows how to design low-relief stamps and large-scale monoprints in this free workshop. FMI: CMCAnow.org.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8:
  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. Workshop led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week’s theme: Mardi Gras. FMI: Knoth, 691-5544; Library, 594-0310.
  • Valentine Cards Workshop, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Steel House, 711 Main St., Rockland. Richard Smith and Karin Spitfire lead the class in designing and printing cards. $45. FMI: 542-7401, RocklandSteelHouse.com.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9:
  • Opening Reception for Installation at Rockland District Middle School, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The installation of sculptures with aquatic themes was created by all RDMS students. An RDMS concert will follow at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:
  • Opening Reception for Group Show in Damariscotta, 4-5:30 p.m., Art at The Damariscotta River Grill series at the 155 Main St. restaurant. Show of work by Neil Gallagher, Peesh McClanahan, Amy Puleo. With appetizers by Chef Rick Hirsch. FMI: JumpStartCreative@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • Reception for 1-Day Show of Miller School Student Artwork, 4-6 p.m., Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. The show’s theme is “Young Hearts.”
  • Adult Knitting Circle at Camden Library, 6-8 p.m. All welcome.
COMING UP:
  • “About Buildings” to Open at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Sat., Feb. 13. Depictions in a wide variety of mediums of buildings in Maine, Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago and Taos, all from the Farnsworth collection. Through Jan. 8, 2017.
  • “Kolor Klatch” Adult Coloring, Sat., Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-noon., Waldoboro Library. Materials provided, or bring your own. No sign-up required. FMI: 832-4484.
  • Program on Needle Felting, Sat., Feb. 13, Camden Lions Club. Coastal Quilters biz meeting at 10 a.m. Free, public talk by fiber artist Sue Stasiowski at 11 a.m.
  • “Faces and Figures” at River Arts, artists may drop off works at the gallery, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta, until 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13. John Lorence of Newcastle is juror. Opening reception set for Fri., Feb. 19, 5-7 p.m. FMI: RiverArtsME.org.
  • Free Visual Journaling Workshop, Tues., Feb. 16, 4-6 p.m., Belfast Library. Led by Rita Swidrowski of Belfast, whose show of sketchbooks & illustrations runs throughout February. You must register: 338-3884, ext. 10.
  • Craft Supplies Sale, Sat., March 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, Elm St., Camden. Rent a table for $20 and sell your unwanted knitting, quilting, beading, art, scrapbooking or other supplies: kelseyj62@gmail.com. Rental fees go to Youth Group Mission to Guatemala City.
ONGOING:
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Maine Collects,” through March 6. “Picturing Maine,” through 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.
  • Maine State House, Augusta. Show of paintings to mark Acadia National Park’s centennial, through March. FMI: MaineArts.Maine.gov.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Me, Mona, and Mao,” through Feb. 21.
MEALS & TEAS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
  • Hayes Potluck Fundraiser, 3 p.m., Martin Family Farm, Hogback Mountain Rd. (off Rte. 220), Montville. Pulled pork sandwiches, music by Amy Green and Will Neils & The Midnight Riders. Funds go to legal defense of medical marijuana growers Margo & Randy Hayes.
  • Public Supper & Game Night, 5-6:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland. Homemade soups, stews, chowders, chili, salad, more. Vegan options. $7 adults/$4 under 12/$20 families. Board, card games for all ages start 6 p.m. FMI: 594-8750.
  • Public Supper in Camden, 5:30 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. Salads, hot casseroles, homemade pies served family style. $8 adults/$5 under 18.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9:
  • 50th Annual Pancake Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Served with maple syrup, sausage, sherbet, cookies, coffee, tea. No need to RSVP. $7 adults/$3 kids. Benefits Meals on Wheels.
  • MCH Meals on Wheels Night at Thomaston Cafe, 154 Main St. They donate a portion of dinner proceeds. Reservations: 354-8589. FMI: MCHinc.org.
  • CHRHS Night at Flatbread Pizza, 399 Commercial St. (Rte. 1), Rockport. $3.50 from every large pizza, $1.50 from every small helps pay for the Camden Hills Regional High School Band & Chorus 2017 trip to Virginia. FMI: 706-4146.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:
  • Community “Soup’s On!” Lunch, 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.
  • MCH Meals on Wheels Day & Night at Athens Pizzeria in Thomaston, 179 Main St. They donate a portion of lunch, dinner and take-out proceeds: 354-0040.
  • MCH Meals on Wheels Night at Fog Bar & Cafe in Rockland, 328 Main St. They donate a portion of dinner proceeds. Reservations: 593-9371.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • MCH Meals on Wheels Night at Shepherd’s Pie in Rockport, 18 Central St. They donate a portion of dinner proceeds. Reservations: 236-8500.
COMING UP:
  • Public Chowder Supper, Sat., Feb. 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge, 48 Liberty Rd. (Rte. 220), 1/4 mile north of Washington village. Fish & corn chowders, beef stew, chili, biscuits, dessert. $8 adults/$4 kids, who can choose free hot dog meal.
  • Free Franks and Beans Supper in Jefferson, Sat., Feb. 13, 5 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, Rte. 126. With coleslaw, biscuits, cornbread, dessert.
  • “Have a Heart for Habitat” Dinner, Sat., Feb. 13. The First Church of Belfast, 8 Court St., is turned into a “romantic restaurant.” Dinner of prime rib, seafood lasagna or veggie lasagna, sides and desserts. Chem-free. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County. $20 tix in Belfast at Mailloux and Marden Law Offices, 151 High St., and Camden Ntl. Bank, 156 Main St., or call 338-2344.
  • “Simply Supper” in Bremen, Tues., Feb. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bremen Union Church, 533 Waldoboro Rd. Soup, salads, breads, desserts. Donations “accepted, not expected.” Homebound folks can get a meal delivered by calling 832-1283 by Feb. 14.
MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4:
  • Talk on Turning Memories into Memoirs, 2 p.m., Bartlett Woods Media Rm., 20 Bartlett Dr., Rockland. Led by Meghan Vigeant. FMI: ktooley@bartlettwoods.com.
  • “Farms, Food and the Conservation Connection to Economically Healthy Communities,” 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. National, state, regional experts give community members tools to build a stronger local economy at the fifth session of The Community Institute. Registration: CommunityInstitute.org. Scholarships available.
  • Rockland Civics Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m., The Speakeasy, 2 Park Dr., Rockland. Politically neutral gathering to let people discuss Rockland issues.
  • Talk on K-9 Corrections Program, 6 p.m., Rockland Library. Marie Finnegan gives a free, public talk on the collaboration between Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County and Maine State Prison.
  • Talk by Restorative Justice Project Mentor and Mentee, 6-8:30 p.m., University College Rockland, 91 Camden St., Suite 402. With program intro & light supper. Optional training runs Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, 6-8:30 p.m., URock. RSVP: 338-2742, hanlon@rjpmidcoast.org.
  • 6-Week Contra Dance Class, Thursdays starting Feb. 4, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St., Belfast. Led by Chrissy Fowler. $55. FMI: ktaadn_me@hotmail.com, 338-0979.
  • Free “Move It to Lose It” Classes, Thursdays through March, 5:15-6:30 p.m., East Belfast Elementary School gym, 14 Swan Lake Ave. Mirja Pitkin leads low-impact classes for those with a BMI of 30 or higher. Registration: HKohl@wcgh.org.
  • 8-Week Beginner Bellydancing Class in Waldoboro, led by Patti Luchetti at Medomak Valley High School on Thursdays starting Feb. 4. 7-8:30 p.m. FMI: 975-3317. Sign-up: MaineAdultEd.org.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5:
  • Maine Hiring Game Wardens, with meetings around Maine where you can learn more & meet wardens. One is set for Feb. 5 in Bangor. FMI: maine.gov.
  • Free Cholesterol Screenings, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Pen Bay Medical Center. You must register: 921-3950. Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 2-4 p.m. No need to register. Both are in Conf. Room A, near cafe. FMI: PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • “Presentation: Solo Through-Paddle of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail,” 5-6 p.m., Damariscotta River Association, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Talk by Laurie Chandler, who canoed the 740-mile trail. $5/mem. free. RSVP by Feb. 4: 563-1393.
  • 2nd “Back in the Day” Talk in Brooks, 6:30 p.m., The Varney. Teachers Linda Lord, Vaughn Ellis, Betty Littlefield share stories. Free, family-friendly event.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
  • Astrology Workshop, 9:15-11:30 a.m., River Arts Gallery, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Led by Elizabeth Goodridge of Appleton, hosted by Maine Media Women. $5. Register by Feb. 4: 563-8377, sbart@tidewater.net.
  • “Beginning Beekeeping” Course, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Led by Dave Smith of Sparky’s Apiaries in Hope. $75/$50 MOFGA members. FMI: mofga.org.
  • Talk on History of Georgetown Schools, 10:30 a.m., Patten Free Library, Bath. Georgetown Historical Society presents the talk, entitled “A Look Back at Georgetown’s Many Schools & What They Teach Us Now.” FMI: GeorgetownHistoricalSociety.org.
  • “The Idea of America,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Free, public talk by author, poet, psychotherapist and minister Duncan Newcommer on the nationwide project developed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia.
  • Free 3-Session Memoir Workshop, Saturdays, starting Feb. 6, 9:30-11 a.m., Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St., Waldoboro. Jean Lawrence leads it. No experience required. Registration: 832-4421, JeanLaw@roadrunner.com.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7:
  • 12-Step Ecumenical Service, 9 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Elm & Court streets, Belfast. All welcome, especially members of AA, NA, Al-Anon.
  • “Souper Bowl” Sunday at Union Church of South Bristol, 10 a.m. Bring cans of soup for Peninsula Food Pantry.
  • Open Skate with Rock Coast Rollers, 1-3 p.m., Point Lookout Fitness Center, Northport. Public invited to skate with the roller derby team Sundays through March 20. Must be 18+. Helmets required. $10 per session. If you need to borrow skates: RockCoastRollers.Training@gmail.com.
  • “A Passion for Human Rights,” 2 p.m., Camden Library. Allison McKellar on her work with NuDay Syria, delivering food and supplies & her project collecting marine shrink-wrap for tents. Hosted by Dragon Farm Salons. Free; donations appreciated. FMI: 354-0007.
  • Raw Chocolate Fudge Balls Class, 3-4:30 p.m., Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main St., Rockland. Led by herbalist Melanie Rose Flach. Childcare available. Free, but RSVP: 594-8822.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8:
  • Knox Reading Circle to Meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Cole House next to Montpelier Mansion, Thomaston. The book is “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” by Sarah Vowell. All welcome.
  • “Cannabis As a Medication,” noon, Destination Wellness Brown Bag Lunch Series at Camden Library. Dr. Lauren Ball gives the free, public talk.
  • “Stories of Remarkable Mainers,” 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Hank Lunn shares stories about such Mainers as Hanson Gregory, who invented the donut hole. Free, public.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9:
  • Vote on Pre-K Program in Hope, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Town Office. Polls open to residents to vote by secret ballot on whether to accept a modular building and funding for a pilot pre-K program.
  • Talk on Business Planning, 9 a.m., Quarry Tavern, 21 Mechanic St., Tenants Harbor. Ken Greenleaf gives a free, public talk on “Next Step Business Planning: You Have More Resources Than You Realize” at St. George Business Alliance meeting. FMI: StGeorgeBusinessAlliance.com, 594-7644.
  • Free Tax Help in Damariscotta, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays to April 12, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 512 Main St. By appointment: 563-1363.
  • “Botanical Illustration,” 10 a.m., Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Library. Free, public talk by Linda Heppes Funk.
  • Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Education & Support Group to Meet, 10-11:30 a.m., Home Health Conference Room, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Margie Spencer-Smith, LCSW, facilitates. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Environmental Jobs Fair at Unity College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Activities Center. Open to students & job-seeking public, with at least 70 employers, from Maine Audubon to Johnny’s Selected Seeds. FMI: mdyer@unity.edu, 509-7271.
  • “Winter Birding in Maine,” noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Lifelong birder Don Reimer gives the illustrated talk. $5/members free.
  • Camden Library Tuesday Book Club, 1 p.m. The book this month is “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. Also same day 1 p.m., the Leer y Charlar Spanish chat group meets.
  • Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, 4 p.m., Camden Library. Topic: “Thinking on Thinking,” based on Hannah Arendt’s “Life of the Mind.”
  • Public Discussion in Liberty on Community Health Needs, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Walker Elementary School, 33 West Main St. Hear the results of the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment. Registration encouraged: chnaCommunityForums.ticketleap.com.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet, 6-8 p.m., Midcoast Rec Center, Rte. 90, Rockport. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Talk on Research for Ghost Book, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd. (Rte. 27). Greg Latimer on how he researched “Ghosts of the Boothbay Region.” $5 suggested admission.
  • Knox County GOP Committee to Meet, Trade Winds Motor Inn, Rockland. Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Meeting 7 p.m.
  • Knox County Dems to Meet, 7 p.m., Stella Maris House, 148 Broadway, Rockland. Reps from Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaigns will discuss Maine’s March 6 Democratic caucus.
  • “International Aid Work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Free, public talk by Marisa Lloyd on local perspectives, unintended consequences. Prequel to Camden Conference: “The New Africa,” set for Feb. 19-21.
  • WorkReady Training, Tuesdays, Feb. 9-June 7, 2:30-6:30 p.m., Belfast Adult Education. Free to eligible participants. Registration: dpendleton@rsu71.org, 338-3197. FMI: WorkReadyForMe.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10:
  • “Our Lakes, Our Future: Preserving Shorefront Value,” Hollywood Casino Hotel, Bangor. Buffet breakfast 7:30 a.m. Maine Real Estate & Development Assoc. Morning Menu program 8-9 a.m. $35/$25 members, with $10 increase after Feb. 4. Registration: mereda.org.
  • Lunch & Historical Look at Services for Adults with Disabilities, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Lunch at 11:15 a.m. Reserve by noon Feb. 8: 563-1363. $6 suggested/$5 over 60. After lunch, Rebecca Emmons of Mobius Inc. on “Supporting Valued Roles in the Community: A Historical Perspective.”
  • Lunch & Suicide Prevention Training, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. University College at Rockland hosts the free light lunch and workshop, presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine. All welcome. You must register: NAMImaine.org/events.
  • Ash Wednesday Service at Union Church of South Bristol, 4:30 p.m., Middle Rd. All welcome. FMI: 644-8242.
  • “Life Coaching: What It Isn’t, What It Is,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Free talk by Hank Reisner. FMI: 505-5836, hank.reisner33@gmail.com.
  • Workshop on Using Mobile Tech to Grow Business, 7-8:30 p.m., U.S. Cellular, 725 Main St., Rockland. Free. You don’t have to be a customer to attend.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11:
  • “Business Basics,” Thursdays, Feb. 11 & 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University College Rockland. Learn about business plans, marketing and cash planning. FMI: jenn.dobransky@maine.edu, 368-1664.
  • Public Discussion in Stockton Springs on Community Health Needs, 5-6 p.m., Town Office, 217 Main St. Hear the results of the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment. Registration: chnaCommunityForums.ticketleap.com.
  • “Law and Human Rights Issues in Africa,” 6-7:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Free, public talk by attorney Alyne Ke-munto Cistone. Prequel to Camden Conference, Feb. 19-21.
  • “Heirloom Seeds,” 6-8 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Free, public talk by Neil Lash, director of Medomak Valley High School’s Heirloom Seed Project.
  • Community “Pitch” Night, 7 p.m., Camden Library. Hosted by New Ventures Maine as part of their ongoing educational series on career building.
  • Demo of “Scent Games,” Thurs., Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., Thompson Community Center, 51 S. Union Rd. Midcoast Kennel Club meeting & demonstration. Leave your dog home. Fun way to learn the game. FMI: 691-2332.
COMING UP:
  • Free Zumba Gold Class, Fri., Feb. 12, 9:15 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Licensed instructor Jennifer Fortin offers the class geared for active older adults. FMI: 563-1363.
  • Organist Douglas Beck, Noon Music in Lent Series, Fri., Feb. 12, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St., Camden. Half hour of music followed by free lunch of soup, bread, fruit. Free-will offerings go to organizations the performers choose. All welcome. FMI: JaneSchroeder@roadrunner.com, 236-2680.
  • Hike/Snowshoe at La Verna Preserve in Bristol, Fri., Feb. 12, 1 p.m. The free, all-ages hike of about three hours is hosted by Pemaquid Watershed and Damariscotta River associations. Meet in the parking lot.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive in Bath, Fri., Feb. 12, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St. Appointments: 800-733-2767. FMI: 443-5389.
  • Hike the Winter Story Trail at Zak Preserve in Boothbay, story trail will be set up along a one-mile loop during daylight hours Fri.-Sun., Feb. 12-14. It starts at the trailhead kiosk on Rte. 27. Free. FMI: THall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Ski/Snowshoe Tour at Aldermere Farm, Sat., Feb. 13, 1 p.m., 20 Russell Ave., Rockport. Maine Coast Heritage Trust hosts the free event. Experience recommended. Reservations required: 236-2739.
  • Demo of Scent Games for Dogs, Sat., Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m., Second Saturday Events at P.A.W.S. Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. Annette MacNair of Oh My Dog Training leads it. Leave your pets at home. FMI: 230-8285.
  • “The French and Indian Wars in Maine,” Sun., Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Camden Library. Author Michael Dekker gives the free, public talk hosted by Historical Society.
  • “Designing a Garden of Use and Delight,” Tues., Feb. 16, 10 a.m., Camden Library. Culinary herb grower Anne E. Perkins gives the free, public talk hosted by Camden Garden Club.
  • Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club to Meet, Tues., Feb. 16, 2 p.m. The book is “Elephant Company” by Vicki Croke. All ages welcome. Thomaston residents call 354-2453 for ride.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Group to Meet, Tues., Feb. 16, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center for Long Term Care, Rockland. Info, support for those coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s/related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • “Heart Healthy Cooking” Class, Tues., Feb. 16, 4-5:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport, with nutritionist Marcy Kyle. $10. Reg: bit.ly/1nyLQGz. FMI: 921-3950.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group to Meet, Tues., Feb. 16, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Registration: 921-3950, PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • “BLM’s Wild Lands of Utah,” Tues., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Camden Library. Slide talk by photographer John Steele.
  • 3-Day Hospice Volunteer Training Course, Tues.-Thurs., Feb. 16-18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day, Coulombe Center for Health on the LincolnHealth St. Andrews campus, Boothbay Harbor. Complete an application before Feb. 5. FMI: Connie.Jones2@lchcare.org, 563-4177.
  • Talk by Woman Behind Bixby & Co., Weds., Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Adventures in Living Well at Quarry Hill, Camden. Kate McAleer talks about forming her chocolate company and how it makes its bars. She’ll bring samples. Free, but you must sign up: 921-6116.
  • “Medicare for Everyone” Clinic, Weds., Feb. 17, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations Waldo Community Center, 18 Merriam Rd., Belfast. Register by Tues., Feb. 16: 338-1190.
  • “Owls Are Easy, Otters Are Easier,” Thurs., Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Camden Library. Naturalist Kirk Gentalen gives the free, public slide talk on animal tracking on Vinalhaven in Mid-Coast Audubon’s third-Thursdays series. FMI: VinalhavenSightings.blogspot.com.
  • 2-Part Facebook Workshop, Thursdays, Feb. 18 & 25, 10 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Bob Har-greaves leads the hands-on sessions. $10 for both. Registration: 563-1363.
  • 6-Week Canine Courses, Thursdays starting Feb. 18, The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd. Newcastle. Jean Conte gives a Therapy Dog intro class at 5 p.m. and AKC Canine Good Citizen class at 6:30 p.m. $80 each. FMI: 563-1363.
  • 8-Week Bereavement Group to Form, Tuesdays, Feb. 23-April 12, 2-4 p.m., to meet at a Rockland location to be announced. Free. Registration: Rob Gabe at 354-6395.
  • Online Certificate Program in Grandfamilies Leadership, for professionals and volunteers, Mondays, Feb. 29-May 23. Free; participants will be asked to evaluate the University of Maine Center on Aging program. FMI: kinshipcert.org.
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop, March 17, 18, 24, 25, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hathaway Creative Center, Waterville. Improve your own symptom management, health, etc., and learn how to run future Living Well for Better Health workshops. FMI: 620-1657, JFortin@SpectrumGenerations.org.
  • Annual Walk MS: Camden, set for Sat., April 9, 10 a.m., at Camden-Rockport Middle School. Solo walkers and teams can sign up at walkMSgne.org.
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification Course, offered at Unity College to students and the public, Sat. & Sun., April 9 & 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $165. Nonrefundable deposit of $50 due by Feb. 8. FMI: NZane@unity.edu, 509-7223.
ONGOING:
  • Alzheimer’s Support Group, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center for Long Term Care, Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, Thursdays at Congregational Church. Twelve movements to music for balance, flexibility, well-being. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, beedyparker@gwi.net.
  • 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, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Rd. (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 322-8863.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • 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, Waldoboro Green.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • 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: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first & third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • 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 Rte. 1. For caregivers & those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Veterans’ Creative Writing, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans & their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry, fiction. Free and confidential.
  • Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Meditation in Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays (except in August), The Start Center, 47 Start Rd., Camden. Free. Beginners welcome. 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. Use green box in lobby any day. 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: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • 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: CamrockNetwork.com.
  • Awesome Seniors: People Helping People, social support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, Fridays 2 p.m., 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, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
  • 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 & 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.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 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.
  • 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 Conf. 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: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
  • 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 FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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, SpectrumGenerations.org.
  • 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.
  • 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: mitzi@SageMaine.org, 338-5889.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.