Calendar Listings for the Week beginning May 26
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THURSDAY, MAY 26:
- 2016 Maine Literary Awards, SPACE Gallery, Portland. Doors open 6 p.m. Ceremony at 7 p.m. Cash bar. Copies of all finalists’ books on sale. $5 donation.
- The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Knox Museum, Thomaston, Thurs.-Mon., May 26-30. With 24-hour access, except during special ceremonies. All events free, public, and held rain or shine. FMI: KnoxMuseum.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St. (a block west of Maine Street). World music & dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, FolkDanceBrunswick.com.
- Alice’s Quest for Queen, Fri. & Sat., May 27 & 28, 6:30 p.m., at Camden Opera House. Rockport Dance Conservatory presents student competition pieces, followed by a steampunk interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. $15 adults/$10 seniors & students/free under 5. Tix at Midcoast Rec Center in Rockport. FMI: 557-5421, RockportDance.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- Mystic Fair at Belfast Breeze Inn, 192 Northport Ave., Belfast. Workshops, mediums, crystals, aura photography. $5 admission. $10 readings at 6 p.m., by appointment: 505-5231. FMI: Belfast Breeze Inn’s Facebook page.
- “What’s Historic About the Olson House After All,” 1 p.m. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Chief Curator Michael Komenecky on restoration he directed at the landmark building, depicted in Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.” $5 Farnsworth members/$8 others.
- Penobscot Marine Museum Opens for Season, Searsport. New this year: Waldo County residents get in free, each town during a specific week, starting with Lincolnville & Islesboro May 29-June 4.
- Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum in Waldoboro Opens, for 20th season. Free admission for all veterans through May 30. Disney items from WW II era, comics, cowboy toys.
- Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum in Port Clyde Now Open Seven Days, with these hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays-Fridays.
- Old Fort Western in Augusta Opens on Memorial Day Weekend, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. & Sun. On Memorial Day hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Daniel Savage Company will demo life as 18th century Revolutionary War soldiers. Admission rates/other info: 626-2385, OldFortWestern.org.
- 9th Annual Fish Ladder Restoration Festival in Damariscotta Mills, with food, live music, kids’ fun all weekend. FMI: DamariscottaMills.org.
- Alewife Cruises on River Tripper, on Sat., Sun. & Mon., May 28, 29 & 30. The Damariscotta River Cruises boat leaves Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina in Damariscotta at 2 p.m. each day. $30 adults/$15 under age 12. FMI: DamariscottaRiverCruises.com.
SUNDAY, MAY 29:
- Run with the Alewives 5K and 10K, 8 a.m. It’s part of the Fish Ladder Restoration Festival in Damariscotta Mills. $35 entry fee includes Atayne race shirt. FMI: DamariscottaMills.org.
- Hypnotism Demo at Camden Library, 2 p.m. High school senior Nat Lawson gives a short presentation on what hypnosis is and how we can use it, then he does a demo with the audience.
MONDAY, MAY 30:
- Rockport Memorial Day Parade, 11 a.m. Starts at Post Office in village. Rain replaces parade with a short ceremony in Strom Auditorium at CHRHS at 11 a.m.
- Colonial Pemaquid in New Harbor Opens for Season, daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lectures ($5) will take place at nearby restaurant, The Contented Sole, Mondays 7:30 p.m. Mondays. FMI: FriendsOfColonialPemaquid.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1:
- “Alaska Night” at Gulf of Maine Books, Damariscotta, 7 p.m. With prolific author and former park ranger Kim Heacox, who now lives and writes in Alaska.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- Tour of Four-Season Equestrian Facility, 4-6 p.m., Pepper Hill Farm, South Thomaston. Riders give demos on Icelandic ponies. Chef Michael Salmon makes hors d’oeuvres. Wear closed-toe shoes. $10 per person/$25 per family: GeorgesRiver.org, 594-5166. Benefits Georges River Land Trust.
- Talk & Signing by David Van Wie, Fri., June 3, 5 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. The New Gloucester resident discusses “The Confluence: A Collection of Art, Essays and Tall Tales,” co-authored by himself and six friends, all 1979 graduates of Dartmouth College. Save your seat: 338-9009, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Voices in the Mirror, original sketch comedy by 20 local teens at The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., June 3 & 4, and 2 p.m. Sun., June 5. 14+ due to adult language, subject matter. $12 suggested: 729-8584, TheaterProject.com.
- “Walk So They Can Run, the Special Olympics Walk,” Sat., June 4. Sign-in 9 a.m. at Trackside Station Restaurant, 4 Union St., Rockland. Walk a loop of 1.5 or 3 miles. Pledge sheets at RocklandKiwanis.org, Camden Ntl. Bank’s Rockland branch, Clean Bee Laundry in Camden. Every $80 raised sends a local athlete to the games. FMI: 354-9591.
- Grand Opening of School Nature Trail in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Public invited to celebrate with refreshments and hike the restored path through woods, past marsh.
- “Family Free Fur All!” at Boothbay Railway Village, Sat., June 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission and steam train rides free for humans and leashed dogs. Shelters will be on hand with dogs that need homes. FMI: RailwayVillage.org.
- Free Tours at Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House, Sat., June 4. Free guided tours at both Wiscasset sites every half hour from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI: HistoricNewEngland.org, 882-7169.
- Waldoboro Library Celebrates 100 Years with Open House, Sat., June 4, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Meet-and-greet with Maine authors and illustrators, music, refreshments, face painting, kids’ activities, historic displays, more. All welcome.
- Wild by Nature Program by Award-Winning Photographers & Writers, Sat., June 4, 7 p.m., Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington. Tom & Lee Ann Szelog show photos and snips from the film they’re making, and describe wildlife encounters. FMI: GibbsLibrary.org.
- 5th Annual Medical Marijuana Trade Show & Exposition, Sat. & Sun., June 4 & 5, Augusta Civic Center. Admission is $20 adults/$15 for Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine members & veterans. FMI: HomeGrownMaine.net.
- Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk, Sun., June 5. Starts/finishes at Academy Building, 60 Main St. $25 adv. registration: Active.com. $30 day of race. Check-in 7:30 a.m. Non-racers welcome at post-race $5 pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at The Slipway Restaurant, near Thomaston Public Landing. Race details: Trekkers.org, 594-5095.
- 15th Annual Camden Foreign Car Show, Sun., June 5, 1-4 p.m. Mid Maine Sports Car Club holds it on Chestnut Street, across from Post Office. Register on the club’s website: mmscc.com.
- 10th Pints for Paws, Mon., June 6, 5-8 p.m. Trackside Station Restaurant in Rockland and The Loyal Biscuit Co. team up for the fundraiser, with music by Paddy Mills, 50/50 raffle, silent auction with items from area businesses. For every pint of beer sold, Trackside donates $1 to Pope Memorial Humane Society. All ages welcome. Bring donations of canned dog or cat food, paper towels, gallons of bleach, used towels & blankets. No pets.
- Ghost: The Musical, opens Weds., June 8, as first in Maine State Music Theatre’s 2016 summer season at Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Info on tix for individual shows or for the season: msmt.org, 725-8769.
- Comedy Competition and Stand-Up by Earl David Reed, Strand Theatre, Rockland, Fri., June 10, 7:30 p.m. Reed emcees the show with four contenders vying for title of Midcoast Maine’s “Queen/King of Comedy” and does a full set of stand-up. 18+ show. $20 tix: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
- Maine Canoe Symposium, June 10-12, Winona Camps, Bridgton. Perfect your J stroke, get trip ideas and planning tips, learn from experts. Bring the kids. FMI: MaineCanoeSymposium.org.
- Annual Farm & Homestead Day in Unity, Sat., June 11, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center. More than 40 hands-on workshops, all free. Full schedule: mofga.org.
- Boothbay Region YMCA’s Annual Golf Tournament, at Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Sun., June 12. Shotgun start 1 p.m. Supports Y scholarships. FMI: BoothbayRegionYMCA.org.
- Midcoast Rec Center’s 4th Annual Benefit Gold Tournament, at Rockport’s Goose River Golf Club, Fri., June 17. Eighteen-hole scramble starting 8 a.m. Supports MRC scholarships. FMI: 236-9400, email@example.com.
- “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” Tickets Now on Sale, for show opening Sat., June 18, at Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St. (Maine Wharf). FMI: PortlandScienceCenter.com.
- Waldoboro Day, Sat., June 18. Vendor applications plus $20 fee due by June 3. Forms on Waldoboro Day’s Facebook page or call 832-0633.
- Rockland Summer Solstice Celebration, Sat., June 18, 4-7 p.m. Performers, artisans & street vendors provide family fun. Vendor applications: RocklandDowntown@gmail. Solstice Sailing Race takes place that morning at Rockland Yacht Club, followed by barbecue. FMI: RocklandYachtclub.org, 236-6747. “The First” Summer Solstice 5K starts 6 p.m. at The First, 63 Union St., Rockland, to raise money for Go! Malawi. Pre-register: go-malawi.org, RunSignUp.com.
- 2nd Camden Tannery Work Group Community Meeting, Mon., June 20, 6:30 p.m., Camden-Rockport Middle School Cafeteria. The Work Group wants public opinion on uses for the site.
- Camden Classics Cup, July 28-30. Three days of racing and festivities, slated to fall the weekend before Maine’s largest classic yacht race, the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. FMI: CamdenClassicsCup.com.
- 12th Annual Shipyard Cup and 1st Hodgdon Boat Owner’s Rendezvous, Boothbay Harbor, August 26-28. The Cup is open to sailboats over 70 feet. The Rendezvous is for boats built by Hodgdon in its 200 years. FMI: HodgdonYachts.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 26:
- Stesha Cano & Combo Play Jazz to Pop, 6-9 p.m., Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St., Rockport.
- Gardenia to Play Jazz Classics at Rockland Library, 6 p.m. Cindy Millar, Dick White and Shaun Bolduc cover Cole Porter & Duke Ellington, and play blues, Latin and contemporary songs.
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- Singer Tim Rice in Unity, 7 p.m., Unity College Center for Performing Arts. Opening acts are The BanjoDoodles and Sara Hallie Richardson. $15 tix at uccpa.unity.edu or door.
- Casual Water at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Funk-folk duo of Derek Lyons and Elijah Gere.
- Traditional Irish Music, 7:30 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Keyboardist & guitarist Gabriel Donohue and singer Marian Mankis, who’ve performed at the White House and worldwide. $20: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org or door.
- CD Release Party for Sugarbush, The Speakeasy, Rockland. Openers Will Neils & Emmett Lalor play 8:45 p.m., followed by Sugarbush: Becca Biggs, Camille Giglio, Amy Green of Waldo County. CD “Fresh from the Woods” on sale. $5 admission.
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- “A Fine Evening of Songs and Tunes,” 7 p.m., Belfast Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. George Fowler, Will Brown and Sara Smith sing, fiddle and strum. Suggested donation of $12 adults/$10 seniors & kids. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, 789-5276.
- Dana Rader at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The midcoaster sings about living through addiction & love.
- Le Vent du Nord to Play Rockland, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. The Quebec band plays progressive folk. $24 adv./$26 door: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
- Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., Portland. Prince Edward Island fiddle sensation Wood and singer Belsher. $20 adv. tix: AcousticArtisans.com. $25 at the door.
- The Midnight Riders in Rockland, 9 p.m., Myrtle Street Tavern. Americana, funk & blues, rock. See the band’s Facebook page for more info.
SUNDAY, MAY 29:
- Sunday Music Jammm, 1:30-4 p.m., Sail, Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. Free, every Sunday throughout the year; bring your singing voice or instrument. FMI: 701-7627, sailpowersteammuseum.com.
- Mindi Abair & Her Band, 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Grammy-nominated, sax-playing vocalist. $30 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159. $35 show day.
- Adam Ezra Group to Play at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 7:30 p.m. Ticket info: DamariscottaMills.org.
MONDAY, MAY 30:
- Sari Schorr in Rockland, 7 p.m., Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub, Rockland. $15 at the door.
- Down East Singers Perform Mozart’s Requiem, 5 p.m., Camden Opera House. With Mozart Mentors Orchestra and four professional soloists, directed by Anthony Antolini. $20/free under 18: DownEastSingers.org, 619-0412, door if available.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- Music@Dusk Concert, 6 p.m., Union Hall, Rockport. Clarinet and sax virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson, guitarist Alex Wintz. $30 adults/$10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
- Camden Library “Songwriters’ Coffeehouse,” 7 p.m. Musicians from Songwriters Sessions led by David Dodson with Rachel and John Nicholas play original tunes. $5 donation at the door.
- Hearts Ever Young Performs Three “A Toast to Broadway” Concerts, the troupe of senior citizen singers put on their annual show at Lincoln Theater, Damaris-cotta, at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 2, and at 2 p.m. on Fri. & Sat., June 3 & 4. $10 donation at door suggested. FMI: 563-3346.
- Dan Stevens’ Acoustic Blues Tour, at Whale’s Tail in Boothbay Harbor on Fri., June 3, 6:30 p.m., and Tucker’s Pub in Norway on Sat., June 4, 8 p.m. FMI: DanStevens.net.
- Micromassé in Unity, Fri., June 3, 7 p.m. The trio explores new jazz frontiers at Unity College Center for Performing Arts. $15 tix at uccpa.unity.edu, door.
- “The Art of Variations,” Sat., June 4, 7 p.m. Pianist Dr. Yelena Grinberg pays tribute to the 150th birthday of Ferruccio Busoni in Bagaduce Music Lending Library’s Performance Hall in Blue Hill. $25 tix include wine and hors d’oeuvres: BagaduceMusic.org, 374-5454.
- The Mallett Brothers Band, Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., Simonton Corner Dance Hall, 366 Main St., Rockport. The Midnight Riders open. $20 tix at HAV II in Camden or at door.
- “The Road Home” Tapestry Singers Concerts, Sat., June 4, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., June 5, 4 p.m. Both shows at Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St., Newcastle. $15 adults/students free. Tix at Sherman’s Maine Coast Bookshop in Damariscotta, Now You’re Cooking in Bath, door. FMI: 644-1174.
- Country Music Show in Union, Sun., June 5, 1 p.m., Union Fairgrounds, off Rte. 17. Over 20 local acts play to help improve the Union Fair’s Entertainment Center. Gates open noon. $10 admission. FMI: 712-1314.
- The Klezmatics to Play Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Sat., June 11, 7:30 p.m. Klezmer music with a modern twist. $30 tix: RocklandStrand.com.
- Free DaPonte Quartet Concert to Celebrate the Life of John David Ellis, Sun., June 12, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. “The Art of the Fugue” by Bach, Mozart’s Quartet in B Flat Major and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110. FMI: DaPonte.org, 594-0070, Ellis-BeauregardFoundation.com.
- “How Good!” Midcoast Community Chorus Concert, Sun., June 12, 7 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School’s Strom Auditorium. The chorus, MCC house band and guest musicians play a wide range of music for all ages. $15 general admission/$25-$35 reserved seats: mccSings.org, Clean Bee Laundry, Camden, The Grasshopper Shop, Rockland, The Green Store, Belfast. Benefits Trekkers. FMI: 975-0582.
- Michael Franti & Spearhead to Play in Portland, Weds., June 15, 6 p.m., Thompson’s Point outdoor venue. $39 adv./$45 show day (free under 4): 800-745-3000, StateTheatrePortland.com.
- Ray LaMontagne at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Thurs., June 16, 6 p.m. $45 adv./$50 show day: 800-745-3000, StateTheatrePortland.com.
- The Avett Brothers at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Mon., July 4, 6 p.m. $46 adv./$50 show day: 800-745-3000, StateTheatrePortland.com.
- The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Thurs., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Reinventors of the New Orleans sound. $35 adv./$40 door: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com.
- Tix Now on Sale for Robert Cray Show at Rockland’s Strand, set for Thurs., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Five-time Grammy winner Cray and his band play the blues. $65 general admission tix: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
THURSDAY, MAY 26:
- “The Salt of the Earth,” 6 p.m., Rockland Library. Free, public screening of documentary about renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.
- “The Simulation Hypothesis,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Free, public screening of 2015 documentary that asks whether the universe is a vast virtual reality program. Hosted by Camden Philosophical Society.
FRIDAY, MAY 27 – THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.” Subtitles on all Sunday movies.
- FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston: “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “The Nice Guys,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” “Money Monster,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Jungle Book,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “The Angry Birds Movie.” FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com.
- HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” FMI: 633-0438, HarborTheatre.net.
- Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta: “The Jungle Book.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
- STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “A Hologram for the King.”
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- “The Miracle Worker,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free; donations accepted.
- “A Yellow Handkerchief,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library. Free.
TUESDAY, MAY 31:
- Free Screening of “Caddyshack,” 10 a.m., Flagship Cinemas, Thomaston. Concessions open.
- “Labyrinth,” 7 p.m., Flashback Film Fest at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. David Bowie starts as the Goblin King in the Jim Henson film.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1:
- June 1 Deadline to Submit Films for International Maritime Film Festival, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Bucksport and Brooklin. Guidelines: MaritimeFilmFestival.com. $150 tix to attend all screenings, opening reception, lobster dinner also on the website.
- “Hockney,” Fri., June 3, 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand present the next in their First Friday Film series. $10/$8 members.
- “The Omen,” Mon., June 6, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. 40th anniversary screening of the digitally remastered movie about demonic young Damien.
THURSDAY, MAY 26:
- Reception to Open Show by Meghan Brady & Gideon Bok, 6-8 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St., Belfast. “Two Part Invention,” featuring works by the married midcoast painters, on display through July 3.
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- Opening Reception for “Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine,” 5-7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Show celebrating 100 years of images used to show Maine’s unique qualities to the world. All welcome.
- Opening Reception for Member Show at River Arts, Damariscotta, 5-7 p.m. Group show featuring 90 works in a wide variety of media & styles through June 21. The West Gallery features a show by fiber/mixed media artist Sandi Cirillo.
- Fourth Friday Art Walk in Belfast, 5:30-8 p.m. Gallery openings, food, live music in downtown Belfast, presented by Belfast Creative Coalition: Talk by Artists in Exhibit on Farming Families, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. Talk at 4:30 p.m., followed by reception from 5:30-8 p.m. “Spring Mix” Reception at Betts Gallery, at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St., 5:30-8 p.m. Works by 10 artists with local roots. Through June 25. Gala Reception to Open “A Sense of Place/El Sentido del Lugar,” 5-7 p.m., Waterfall Arts Center, 256 High St. Cross-cultural, collaborative exhibit of 90 fine art prints by 32 artists from Circling the Square Fine Art Press (Gardiner) and Estampería Quiteña (Quito, Ecuador). Artist’s talk June 24 at 7 p.m. Exhibit continues through July 22. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- Receptions at 2 Wiscasset Galleries, 3-5 p.m. Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., opens the show “New Maine Paintings,” with works by contemporary New England artists. Wiscasset Bay Gallery Modern & Contemporary, 8 Federal St., features Surrealist photos and paintings.
- Reception for Frances Hodson, 4-6 p.m., Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. The 90-year-old’s show, “Fragments,” features hand-colored, limited prints made from solar plate etchings.
- Reception for Major Retrospectives in Boothbay Harbor, 5-8 p.m., Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, 53 Townsend Ave. 50 paintings each by Gerald Immonen and Robert Hamilton, both former profs at Rhode Island School of Design. Earlier in the day, at 4 p.m., Belfast painter David Estey gives a talk on Hamilton. Show on display through June 26.
- Yvette Torres Fine Art Gallery Opens for Season, with a solo show by Francis Grant, “A Painting Is Something You Cannot Do.” Artist’s reception Fri., June 3, 5-8 p.m. Through June 26.
- Reception for Maritime Artist Ed Parker, 5-7 p.m., Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor. The Southport artist’s show, “Painting the Story,” on display through June 21.
- Opening Reception for “Winter Works” at New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, 5-7 p.m. A first look at gallery artists’ work done in the off-season. Through June 22.
- Weekend Preview at Mars Hall Gallery, Rte. 131, Sat. & Sun., May 28 & 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s open during St. George Sales into the Season. Summer hours start June 17.
SUNDAY, MAY 29:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1:
- Opening Reception for “Small Gifts from the Coast” in Damariscotta, 4-6:30 p.m., Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Rd. New works by oil painter Will Kefauver and guest artists, all 12 x 12 inches or smaller. May 28-June 26.
- Illustrated Talk on Photographing Butterflies and Dragonflies, 7 p.m., Lincolnville Library. Retired endocrinologist and longtime nature photographer Roger Rittmaster gives the free talk.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- “Art in Exodus” Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m., Maine College of Art’s Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland. Food from ethnic markets, vendors, music and art by five artists from Iraq, Gabon, Colombia. Show runs through June 24. FMI: meca.edu.
- “Portuguese Perspectives” Photo Show at Belfast Library, June 2-30. Photojournalist Jon Laitin’s portraits of Algarve, in the southern coastal region. He’ll give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tues., June 7, in the library’s Abbott Room.
- Jude Nickerson’s Paintings Hanging at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, June 2-July 1. She’s the owner of Raven’s Nest Studio Gallery in Swanville.
- First Friday Art Walk in Rockland, on June 3 with open galleries, artists’ receptions, free admission to the Farnsworth. 5-8 p.m. FMI: artsinrockland.org.
- Dual Opening Reception at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Fri., June 3, 5-8 p.m. “Connie Hayes: Civita Castellana, Italy,” featuring works by the Rockland plein air & studio artist, and “Tadashi Moriyama,” featuring his multimedia works. Both on display through June 25. Free, public talk by Hayes 2 p.m. Thurs., June 9, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre.
- Reception for Heidi Locke, Fri., June 3, 5-7 p.m., Center for Health & Healing, 17 Masonic St., Rockland. The art teacher’s poetry and art are on display.
- “Muzzles & Beaks: Magical Animal Realism” at Searsmont Library, opening reception Fri., June 3, 5-6 p.m., of animal portraits in oil with collage by Sara Gagan (SaraGagan.com). Through July 6.
- Intro to Letterpress in Rockland, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-noon, The Steel House. Meet the press; set a line of type. $60. FMI: RocklandSteelHouse.com.
- Maine Comics Arts Festival, Sat., June 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Portland Public Library. FMI: MaineComicsFestival.com.
- “Objects of Projected Desire” Artist’s Talk by Emily Eveleth, Sat., June 4, 11 a.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Talk by Eveleth in conjunction with exhibit “Hole History: Origins of the American-Style Donut,” a project at Asymmetrick Arts and Win Wilder Hall in Rockland. Free with museum admission.
- “Photo Blitz Weekend” at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Sat. & Sun., June 4 & 5. Kevin Johnson teaches how to expose, process, print b&w film photos. 15+. FMI: WaterfallArts.org.
- Senior College at Belfast’s 14th Annual Festival of Art, Thurs.-Sun., June 9-12, UMaine Hutchinson Center. Show of works by 139 artists. Free, public opening reception Thursday 6-8 p.m. With music by Belfast Bay Fiddlers and a wine bar. Saturday from noon-1 p.m., harpist Nancy Schroeder plays. At 1 p.m., former New Yorker John Whalley talks about his career and takes questions. On display all weekend.
- 3-Day Photoshop Intensive, Fri.-Sun., June 10-12, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. each day, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. No Photoshop experience required. $200. FMI: WaterfallArts.org, 338-2222.
- Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “From the Smallest Leaf: Photographs by Koichiro Kurita,” to Sept. 11. “About Buildings,” through Jan. 8, 2017.
- Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Edward Curtis,” to May 29. “Masterworks on Paper,” to June 5. “Duncan Hewitt,” through September.
- University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Thomas Berding: Remnant States” & “Alisa Henriquez: The Constructed Body.” Both through Sept. 10. Free admission.
- Art in the Capitol Exhibit, State House in Augusta. “Downtown: Patterns of Life in Maine’s Villages, Towns & Cities” by Portland photographer Heath Paley, through July 15. FMI: MaineArts.com.
FOOD & MEALS
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- Free Easterly Wine Tasting, 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Market, Damariscotta.
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- Caja China Pig Roast, noon, in front of State of Maine Cheese, 461 Commercial St. (Rte. 1), Rockport. Locally sourced roast pork with charred spring onions on homemade sesame rolls, topped with arugula, aioli and pickled chili peppers. $12. Artisan s’mores $3.50.
- Annual Chicken Barbecue, 4-6 p.m., Warren Masonic Hall, Rte. 90.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1:
- Hands-on Lunchbox Workshops for Families, 5-6:30 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School. Journey to Health teaches ways to organize lunchboxes and pack them with fun, healthy snacks. Also at Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport, Thursday, June 16, 5-6:30 p.m. $5 per kid/family discounts available. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
- Free Community Supper in Belfast, Sat., June 4, 5 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Spaghetti, bread, green salad, dessert.
- Public Supper in Camden, Sat., June 4, 5:30-6:15, John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St. Old-fashioned supper with beans, casseroles, salads & pies. $8 adults/$5 under 13.
- Juicing Talk & Tasting at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland, Sun., June 5, 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Cynthia Swan, cohost of “Healthy Options” on WERU-FM. Free, but register: 594-8822.
- “Processed vs. Unprocessed: Whole Food Cooking,” Tues., June 7, 6:30-8 p.m., FARMS Kitchen above Rising Tide Market, Damariscotta. Chef Tanja Kunz shares easy recipes incorporating whole foods. $10-$20 sliding scale. Save your spot: leave a message at 563-1161, or email info@MEfarms.org.
KIDS & PARENTS
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- Science for Sprouts Program at Coastal Childrens Museum, Rockland, 10:30 a.m. A half hour of science and art for kids 2-4. FMI: 596-0300, CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- Author Event with Liza Gardner Walsh of “Fairy Houses All Year,” 10 a.m.-noon, The Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bayview St., Camden.
- Successful Breastfeeding Class, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Classroom, Belfast. Registration: 338-9348.
TUESDAY, MAY 31:
- Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St., Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 & up (under 11 with adult). Materials provided. This week’s theme: International Migratory Birds Day.
- May 31 Deadline to Apply for Belfast Garden Club Scholarship, two $1,000 awards for Waldo County high school seniors or college undergrads studying horticulture, other “green” fields. FMI: BelfastGardenClub@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- Watershed Students Present Senior Projects, 5 p.m., at the school, 32 Washington St., Camden. Public invited.
- Fine Arts Night at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, 5 p.m. Free admission, refreshments, student performances, art displays and the CHRHS Film Festival at 8 p.m.
- 4th Annual Fairy Container Garden Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Palermo Library. Students from Palermo and surrounding towns are welcome to attend with an adult. Bring old pots, knickknacks, broken dishes, boots, small flowers to share/trade. Library provides plants, pots, soil. The containers will be on display there all summer. You must register: 993-6088.
- Breastfeeding Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (first Thursday of every month), Pen Bay Physicians Bldg., Conf. Room D, 4 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. $17 for mom & partner. Registration required: 921-8345.
- “First French Friday: A Story Time in English and French,” Fri., June 3, 10 a.m. Belfast Library. Rita Swidrowski leads kids 2-4 and siblings, parents.
- Free “Hooked of Fishing” Event in Jefferson, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Damariscotta Lake State Park. Each kid gets an hour of fishing with an experienced volunteer boater. Midcoast Conservancy provides all equipment. Park admission is free. Whitefield Lions Club cooks free food. Register by June 2: 389-5150, MidcoastConservancy.org.
- Art Together Mornings at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Sat., June 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Bridget Matros leads the first in a five-part series where adults and kids make art side-by-side. This one focuses on paper-making. FMI: WaterfallArts.org.
- New Pageturners Graphic Novel Club at Rockport Library, for kids in middle school. Meetings from 3:30-5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month, starting June 6. Limited to seven students: 236-3642, email@example.com.
- Teen Tie Dye Program at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Weds., June 8, 12:30 p.m. Teen’s Choice Movie Thurs., June 9, 12:30 p.m.
- Ashwood Waldorf School 8th Graders Graduation, Sat., June 11, 1 p.m. Parents and friends are invited to the ceremony in Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School.
- Swing-a-Thon by Children’s House Montessori at CedarWorks, Sat., June 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Swinging, face-painting, crafts, bounce house, games, free popcorn. Public invited. FMI: 236-2911.
- Stand-up Paddleboarding and Canoeing for Kids 10-14, Midcoast Conservancy and Maine Winter Sports Center hold it on Damariscotta Lake from Tues.-Thurs., June 21-23, 8 a.m.-noon. Equipment provided. Scholarships available. FMI: skireg.com/mwsc-paddling, lauren@maineWSC.org.
- MIDCOAST DAY CAMPS: Midcoast Rec Center Tennis Camps, weekly sessions for kids of all ages and experience levels in June and July. FMI: midcoastrec.org, 236-9400. 1-Week ArtLab Sessions in Rockland, for kids 6-11, Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s new space, 21 Winter St. 9 a.m.-noon July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-5005. World Religions Day Camp in Rockland, for kids in K-5, First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (before/after care $5 per hour) Aug. 22-26. $125; sliding scale fees available. Registration: 594-8750, uurockland.breezechms.com/form/8d03cd95. CITs & counselors needed: email@example.com. 1-Week Art Sessions in Belfast, for kids 8-12, Waterfall Arts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-15, July 18-22. FMI: WaterfallArts.org. 2-Week Musical Theater Camp in Belfast, for kids 8-14, Troy Howard Middle School. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-22. $150. Scholarships available. Register by July 1: MidcoastActors@gmail.com, 370-7592. 2-Week Rockport Boat Club Sailing Sessions, for kids 8-18. Schedule/registration: RockportBoatClub.org. FMI: YouthSail@rockportBoatclub.org. 2-Week St. George Sailing Sessions, for kids 9+, 4-H Camp at Blueberry Cove. Half-day sessions (beginners sail mornings, advanced sail afternoons), start July 11, July 25, Aug. 8. FMI: 372-8174, StGeorgeSail.org. Summer Dance Camp for Teens, for kids 11+, Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St., July 25-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Register for June 15 for discount. Apply for scholarship by July 1: 338-5380, info@BelfastDanceStudio.com. Maine Summer Youth Music Camp, July sessions for kids in grades 5-12. FMI: UMaine.edu. Summer Sports Camps at CLC & Boothbay Region YMCAs, with week-long sessions in baseball, tennis, soccer, basketball, football in July & August. Payment plans available. FMI: clcYMCA.org. Camp Knickerbocker, one-week and two-week sessions June 20-Aug. 26, for kids from Central Lincoln County and Boothbay Region YMCAs. Sailing, art, dance, more. Payment plans. Apply for scholarships by May 29. FMI: clcYMCA.org, BoothbayRegionYMCA.org.
- 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 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.
- Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m.
- 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. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m.
- 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.
- Warren Library: Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Adult Coloring, Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.
Public Invited to Participate in Maine Wild Leek Project, now listed as a Species of Special Concern. Learn more at extension.umaine.edu (enter Wild Leeks in the search box).
THURSDAY, MAY 26:
- “Designing a Garden of Use and Delight,” 7 p.m., Plant Series at Vose Library in Union. Professional culinary herb grower Anne Perkins on combining veggies, herbs, fruit, and edible flowers.
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- Free “Lasagna Gardening” Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Erickson Fields Preserve, Rte. 90, Rockport. Learn the multi-layer mulching technique. Rain or shine. Wear work clothes. Bring water, work gloves & dish for potluck lunch. Registration: 236-2739, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Biodynamic Compost Workshop, Fri. evening, May 27, through noon Sun., May 29, Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Bruno Fallodor teaches how to source materials, build and turn piles, and work with biodynamic preparations. $155, $20 nonrefundable deposit: AvenaBotanicals.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 31:
- Demo on the Spring Garden, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Master Gardener John Fromer gives the first of four spring demos. This one focuses on prepping the garden. He’ll demo division methods, mulching, irrigating. Free for Merryspring members/$5 others.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- Talk on Critical Importance of Using Native Plants, 1 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Master Gardener Sharon Turner gives a free, public talk on how they let insects, and consequently birds, survive. Hosted by Rockport Garden Club.
- 7th Annual Perennial & Herb Swap in Damariscotta, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Bring labeled, established plants. On sale for $2-$6. Rain or shine. FMI: 563-1363.
- Bar Harbor Garden and Island Tour, Sat., June 4. Includes Asticou Azalea Garden, brunch at Asticou Restaurant, beer & barbecue downtown at Atlantic Brewing Company. Bus leaves 8 a.m. from CLC Adult Ed, 767 Main St., Damariscotta. Stops in Bath, Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Rockport. Returns 8:30 p.m. $65 includes driver’s tip. FMI: 236-7800, FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org.
- Informal Gardening Discussion at Stockton Springs Library, Mon., June 6, 6 p.m. Chat about what’s working (and what isn’t) in veggie, flower, perennial beds. Public welcome.
FAIRS & SALES
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- St. George Business Alliance’s 4th Annual Sales into Summer, with yard sales, business sales & discounts along the peninsula on Rte. 131, from Wiley’s Corner to Port Clyde. Maps: StGeorgeBusinessAlliance.com.
- Order Dutch Daffodil Bulbs, 9-11 a.m. Owls Head Garden Club takes orders at the Village Green, across from Owls Head General Store. $8 per package, delivered in time for fall planting.
- Warren Field & Garden Club Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, IOOF building, Routes 1 and 90. Perennials, shrubs, houseplants and more. Helps fund scholarships. FMI: 273-2722, 273-2962.
- Georgetown Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Georgetown FD Center Station, 777 Five Islands Rd. Annuals, perennials, Georgetown 300th anniversary items, quilt raffle for Working League.
- Jackson Memorial Library Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Tenants Harbor. Annuals, veggies, tomatoes, blueberries, perennials. Coffee & bake sale.
- Come Boating! to Hold “All Things Nautical Yard Sale,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Come Boating! shed, next to Belfast Public Landing. Donations accepted through May 27: 322-3090.
- Antiques, Art & Crafts and Flea Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Rte. 131, Port Clyde. Donations needed. $20 table rentals go to Grange fund: 372-8629, 372-6362.
- Annual Duck Derby, 5 p.m. West Bay Rotary releases rubber duckies into Megunticook River for a swim to Camden Harbor. $5 each/five for $20: rallyup.com/82c082, French & Brawn, Camden Ntl. Bank next to Hannaford.
MONDAY, MAY 30:
- Plant & Book Sale at Lincolnville Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Perennials, flower & veggie seedlings, raffle basket stuffed with seeds, tools, gloves, more.
- Plant & Bake Sale to Benefit Vose Library in Union, Sat., June 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., held on Union Common. Donations wanted, diggers from Vose Plant Sale Team will do the work: 785-4740, ZoeFitzgeraldBeckett@gmail.com.
- Rockport Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Aldermere Farms, Russell Ave., Rockport. Annuals, perennials, herbs, and “Seafood and Herb” basket raffle.
- Liberty Library Plant & Pie Sale, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Perennials, annuals, veggies, house plants, pies. Plant donations welcome. FMI: 589-3161, liberty.lib.me.us.
- Stockton Springs Community Library Book, Bake & Plant Sale, Sat., June 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Camden Library Book Sale, Sat., June 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sun., June 5, from 1-4 p.m.
- Pop-Up Market at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope, Mon., June 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Students sell baked goods, seedlings, eggs, jewelry, pottery, original art, more. Live music, face-painting, juggling, massage and Fox on the Run food truck.
- Ned Kyle Boat Auction at Pen Bay YMCA, Sat., June 11. Registration 9 a.m. Auction 10 a.m. Get a tax write-off by donating your powerboat, sailboat, dinghy, kayak, canoe, skiff, rowing shell, surfboard, other marine items. FMI: mroberts@penbayYMCA.org, 236-3375.
- Donations Sought for June 11 Book, Plant, and Bake Sale, Rockland Public Library. Need to clear out some books? Have some plants that need dividing? Feel like baking some treats? Book donations: Jeanie Schaden, 593-7112; email@example.com. Plant donations: Rebecca Albright, 975-3946; firstname.lastname@example.org. Baked goods: Judy Grossman, 542-8189.
- Camden Seniors Home Yard Sale, set for Sat., June 18, at 68 Washington St. Donations sought. FMI: 236-3638.
- 2nd Annual Fiber Faire: Celebration of All Things Fiber, Sat., June 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Space $25. Tables an additional $10. Those showing animals must provide fencing. Demo space is free. FMI: email@example.com, 975-7644.
- Vendors Welcome at Rockport Fine Craft Show, set for Sat. & Sun., Aug. 13 & 14, at Samoset Resort. Booth info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 589-3165.
- LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS, with organic produce & meat, crafts, more. Many take EBT. Camden, Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon (to Nov. 19) and Wednesdays 3:30-6 p.m. (to Sept. 28) behind Knox Mill, between Knowlton & Washington streets. Sign up for e-delivery of Camden Market News at CamdenFarmersMarket.org. Union, Fridays 3-6 p.m., Union Common. May 27 market: Community Seed Swap, music by Rusty Hinges, Kids Corner fun with pumpkin seeds. UnionFarmersMarket.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 26:
- Journey to Health Walking Club in Rockport, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Beech Hill Preserve, starting at Beech Hill Road trailhead. Free; open to all. No need to sign up. FMI: 921-3950.
- St. George Death Café, 5-7 p.m., 1012 River Rd. (Rte. 131). Free. All welcome. RSVP: email@example.com. FMI: SoulMilkHealingArts.com.
- Information Session on Rotary Peace Fellowship, 5:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Presented by Belfast Rotary. Learn about Rotary Foundation’s premier academic scholarship, and how you can help support it worldwide. FMI: 338-6116.
- Talk on French & Indian Wars Along St. George River, 6:30 p.m. potluck, 7:30 p.m. St. George Historical Society meeting at St. George Grange Hall. Author & teacher Michael Dekker gives the free, public talk. FMI: 372-8893.
FRIDAY, MAY 27:
- “Tails on the Trails” at Gregory Preserve in Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Free. Meet at trailhead, off Sawyers Island Road. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, 633-4818.
SATURDAY, MAY 28:
- Open House at Inn Along the Way, Chapman Farm, 741 Main St., Damariscotta. Learn about the new “green” community for older adults. Coffee & program on project 9-10 a.m. Tours start 11 a.m. Music by Oyster Creek Fiddlers at noon. FMI: InnAlongTheWay.org.
- Simply Books! at Camden Library, 2 p.m. No set reading list. Just bring along whatever book you’re reading to share. All welcome.
SUNDAY, MAY 29:
- Presentation on African Widows Project, 10:30 a.m., Rockland Crossroads Church, 50 Camden St. Pastor Hazel Seavey on the project that gives $100 in seed money to widows to start businesses.
MONDAY, MAY 30:
- Talk on Fallen American Veterans Foundation, 7 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Chairman Lou Sapienza gives a free, public talk on organization that locates and recovers remains of World War II U.S. service personnel.
TUESDAY, MAY 31:
- Nature Hike at Porter Preserve on Barters Island, 10-11 a.m. Free Boothbay Region Land Trust guided walk. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead on Kimballtown Road. FMI: email@example.com, 633-4818.
- Lung Health Education, Prevention & Wellness Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. (last Tuesday of every month), Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
- Journey to Health Walking Club in Belfast, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Little River Trail. Starts at Walsh Field, Rte. 52. Free, open to all, no need to sign up. FMI: 921-3950.
- “Road Trip in Eastern Cuba,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library’s Abbott Room. Biologist, artist, writer Dr. Alison Dibble gives a free talk and shows oil paintings inspired by her recent trip to El Oriente.
- Camden Democratic Committee Organizing Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Washington Street Conference Rm.
- “Two Energy Options: Solar and Efficiency” Panel Talk, 7 p.m., Camden Library. The town’s Energy & Sustainability Committee hosts reps from Sundog Solar, Evergreen Home Performance, ReVision Energy, who tell how-to and how-much.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1:
- 2016 Celebration of Amazing Women, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Maine Women’s Network holds workshops for businesswomen & talks by experts, including one on “The Myth of Life-Work Balance.” $50 MWN members/$55 non-members: Registration: MaineWomensNetwork.com.
- Midcoast Stroke Support Group to Meet, 10 a.m., Camden Library. Public welcome.
- Radio Show on Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease, 10-11 a.m., WERU Community Radio (89.9 & 99.9 FM and streaming at weru.org) hosts expert Dr. Bea Szantyr for its annual “tick talk.”
- SAGE Maine to Lunch Out, noon-2 p.m., Deb’s Diner (back room), Rte. 1, Waldoboro. The Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders and Allies group usually meets at Spectrum Generations in Damariscotta. All welcome. FMI: 809-7015, SageMaine.org.
- Free 15-Minute Chair Massages, 4-5 p.m., Camden Whole Health, 91 Elm St. (at Park Street). New practitioner Antje Roitzsch gives them, FMI: 542-4285, info@HealingArtsMaine.com.
- “The History and Artifacts of St. Patrick’s Church,” 7 p.m., Newcastle Fire Station’s Community Room, River Road. Presentation of recently uncovered material on the oldest Catholic Church between New York and Quebec. Hosted by Newcastle Historical Society.
- “The Evolution of the Maine Lobster Boat,” Old Town House, Town House Road, Union. Brief Union Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m., followed by Winterport resident Jon Johansen’s talk.
- Palermo Community Library Hours Effective June 1: Monday 10 a.m.-noon (Toddler Time). Tuesday 3-6 p.m. Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. (Lego Club). Thursday 3-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FMI: 993-6088.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2:
- 29th Annual Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. With 15 workshops and 59 vendor booths. $50 adv./$60 day of: mtug.org/summit.
- Keep S’myelin to Meet, 11:30 a.m., Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland. The awareness group for those with MS and their caregivers and friends meets for the last time until September. FMI: 354-0285.
- Family Caregiver Education and Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m., Home Health Conference Room, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
- Google Drive Workshop, 1-3 p.m., McLain School, Rockland. $25 adults/$20 seniors. Registration: rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org, 594-9764.
- Journey to Health Walking Club in Belfast, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Belfast Harbor Walk, starting at bottom of Main Street. Free. No need to sign up. FMI: 921-3950.
- Walking Meditation in Belfast, 5-6:30 p.m. Health & Wellness Coach Barbara Crowley leads it, and tells how to tame the wandering mind while walking. Free. Meet at Belfast Boathouse. You must register: JourneyToHealth.Course-Storm.com, 921-3950.
- Camden Select Board Candidates Forum, 7 p.m., Washington Street Conference Room. Gian Gallace and Marc Ratner run for the seat Martin Cates is vacating. Open to the public.
- Wildflower Walk at Merryspring Nature Center, Sat., June 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Dr. Eric Doucette, president of Maine’s Josselyn Botanical Society, leads the free flora exploration. Sponsored by Merryspring, Camden Conservation Commission, Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
- Journey to Health Walking Club in Rockport, Tues., June 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St. Free. No need to sign up. FMI: 921-3950.
- Volunteers Needed for Digs in Georges River Watershed, of Indian shell-midden sites, Fridays & Saturdays through fall. The first digs are set for June 3 & 4. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- French Immersion Weekend, Fri.-Sun., June 3-5, Craignair Inn, Spruce Head. For intermediate and advanced speakers. French meals, games, conversations. You can also RSVP only for Friday’s Loire Valley dinner and wine tasting: Craignair.com, 594-7644.
- Drop-In StretchAround Classes in Belfast, Mondays & Fridays, June 3-27, 1-2 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. Designed to include older adults and those with physical limitations. Free. No need to register.
- Learn-to-Row Clinic, Sat., June 4, 8-9:30 a.m. Off-water class offered by Megunticook Rowing at Barrett’s Cove in Camden (rain moves it to 458 Camden Rd. in Hope). $15 fee is credited toward on-water Learn-to-Row Classes, if student proceeds. Registration: MegunticookRowing.org. FMI: 230-9145.
- AARP Smart Driver Seminar in Damariscotta, Sat., June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Designed for older drivers. $20/$15 with AARP card. Reservations: 563-1363.
- Frances Perkins Award Dinner, Sat., June 4, Damariscotta Lake Farm, Rte. 126, Jefferson. Social hour 5 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Guest of honor is Harold “Bud” Lewis. Held by Lincoln County Democratic Committee. FMI: 549-3358, ValerieSmithJohnson@gmail.com.
- Head of Tide Preserve Walk Led by Ecologist, Sun., June 5, 1-3 p.m. Aleta McKeage points out the interconnected role of plants, animals and humans in the ecosystem on walk sponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. FMI: 338-1147.
- Cyber Sunday at Camden Library, June 5, 2 p.m. This one is on “Smartphone Photo Management.” All welcome.
- 2-Week Certified Residential Medication Aide Training Course, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. & Weds., starting June 6. Grads will be certified to administer oral meds in state-licensed facilities. Apply by June 1: 596-7752, ext. 230.
- 4-Week Martial Arts Fitness Classes in Rockland & Belfast, offered by Journey to Health and led by Randy Gelo. Rockland: four Mondays, starting June 6, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Belfast: four Wednesdays, starting June 8, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School. $25 for 4 sessions. Registration required: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
- Myth-Busting Talk on Ticks, Tues., June 7, 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Free talk on avoiding deer ticks by New York Times contributor and Skidompha Owl Radio podcaster Bob Emmons.
- Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet, Tues., June 7, noon-1:45 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Yoga instructor Tina Lee on benefits of laughter yoga. Free. Bring a bag lunch. FMI: 594-1637.
- Talk on Marijuana, Tues., June 7, 6:30 p.m., Destination Wellness Series at Rockland Library. Dr. Lauren Ball on medical cannabis, with updates on using it to treat opiate addiction and legalizing it for recreational use.
- Slide Talk on “Protecting the Megunticook Watershed,” Tues., June 7, 7 p.m., Camden Library. By Paul Leeper, director of Megunticook Watershed Association. All welcome.
- “Sustainability in Maine’s Tourism Industry: We’ll Shut the Lights Off for You!,” Weds., June 8, E2Tech forum (4 p.m.) and networking reception (5:30-7:30 p.m.) at O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., Portland. FMI: e2tech.org.
- Free 2-Part Acupressure Workshop, Weds., June 8 & 15, 5:30-7 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
- St. George MSU School Board to Meet, Weds., June 8, 6:30 p.m., St. George School art room.
- Journey to Health Walking Club in Searsport, Thurs., June 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Seras Island, starting at Sears Island Road parking lot. Free. No need to sign up. FMI: 921-3950.
- Japan Slide Talk by Cam-Rock 8th Graders, Thurs., June 9, 7 p.m., Camden Library. By students who were in a cultural exchange program.
- Paddle Knights Pond in Northport, Sat., June 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet at boat launch on Knights Pond Road. Bring paddle, boat, PFD, water, lunch, sunblock, bug spray. Sponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. FMI: 338-1147.
- Maine-Wabanaki REACH Hosts Free Ally Workshop, Sat., June 18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in Damariscotta. Offers non-Native people a look at their shared history with Native people. With overview of U.S. govt. policies. You must register: Barbara@Mai-neWabanakiReach.org, 951-4874.
- Graduate Course on “Literacy and Language Development,” Wednesdays, June 22-July 20, UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Taught by Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Ph.D. FMI: 338-8004, email@example.com.
- Yurt Design & Building Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Fri.-Sun., June 24-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For all skill levels. Tools/materials provided. $450/$400 Midcoast Conservancy members. FMI: MidcoastConservancy.org.
- Free Training for CASA Volunteers, Aug. 16-19, in Augusta. Learn how to be a Maine Court-Appointed Special Advocate for a child whose parents are involved in child protection court case. FMI: CasaOfMaine.org. Sign-up: 213-2864, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. Registration: 594-0940.
- Waldoboro Ukulele Jams, Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., No. 9, Waldoboro. FMI: MedomakArts.org.
- Station Maine Community Rowing, Saturdays, 10 a.m., Rockland Harbor. Adults can sign up and get assigned to a crew on a 32-foot Cornish pilot gig. FMI: 594-1478, email@example.com.
- Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
- Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
- Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., moderate hike of a mile or two, at a different preserve each time. The week’s hike is posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.
- Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post–cardiac event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
- Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
- Refuge Recovery Support Group, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. For those with addictions of any kind. Donations taken. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave message at 594-1694.
- Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish welcome.
- 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.
- Conversation Series on Dementia, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome; learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
- MS Coffee & Conversation Group in Hope, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House. Families & friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Beth@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
- 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. 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. 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 Road (Route 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
- 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.
- Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
- “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.
- 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.
- 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 Route 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, email@example.com.
- Meditation in Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays (except in August), The Start Center, 47 Start Road, 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.
- Awesome Seniors: People Helping People, 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.
- 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 of every month, Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
- NAMI FaithNet, second and fourth Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Peters Episcopal Church, Rockland. Free, confidential support group for those facing mental health challenges and their friends, families. Nondenominational spiritual component. 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, Route 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.
- 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.
- Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
- Sunday “JAMM” Sessions at Sail, Power & Steam Museum in Rockland, 2-4 p.m., 75 Mechanic St., next to Snow Marine Park. FMI: 701-7627.
- Journey to Health Walking Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Waldo County and Thursdays in Knox County. Led by health & wellness staff. Kids welcome. Walk locations are listed at JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.