NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • Aging in the Right Place Symposium, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Refreshments 5:30 p.m. Program 6 p.m. Keynote speaker is Kevin Mannix, co-author of “Weathering Shame.” Panel of experts discuss dealing with depression. Free Knox County transport with stops in Camden, Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Waldoboro. RSVP: 563-1363, SpectrumGenerations.org.
  • “You Love the Ocean – It Doesn’t Love You Back,” 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Former U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer & journalist Mario Vittone tells true tales that provide tips for safety at sea. Proceeds help fund scholarships to Maine Maritime Academy. Tix: RocklandStrand.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • Puffin Center Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 311 Main St., Rockland. Volunteers welcome to help assist at the center in July & August, with opportunities for puffin-watching cruise and one to two weeks on a seabird island. FMI: Susan Meadows, 596-5566, smeadows@audubon.org.
  • Our Town, 7 p.m., Fri. & Sat., May 6 & 7. Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Students put on the Thornton Wilder play about life & death in a small town. $5, tickets@fivetowns.net, 236-7800.
  • Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, American Legion Post 43, Belfast. Community dance 6:30 p.m., with Chrissy Fowler calling and music by the All-Comers Band (musicians welcome to sit in). $2 adults/$1 kids. Contradance 8 p.m., David Smukler calling, Tuneship playing. $10 adults/$8 ages 13-20 & All-Comers/$5 kids. Bring a window fan to get $1 off. FMI: 338-0979, BelfastFlyingShoes.org.
  • “Packed for the Wrong Trip: A New Look Inside Abu Ghraib,” 7 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. Combat correspondent Zach Griffith launches his new book; proceeds benefit veterans. Save your seat: 338-9009, LeftBank@myfairpoint.net.
  • 2nd Annual Coastal Chaos Roller Derby Tournament, Fri.-Sun., May 6-8, Midcoast Rec Center, Rockport. Rock Coast Rollers host. Several East Coast teams will battle it out. Full schedule/tix: RockCoastRollers.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • Formal Unveiling of Restored WW&F Railway Locomotive No. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., WW&F Railway Museum, Alna. FMI: wwfry.org, 882-4193.
  • Calf Unveiling Day in Rockport, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave. Free family fun. Baby Belted Galloways, displays & animals from many visiting farms. Live bluegrass & folk music, local food. FMI: 236-2739, aldermere.org.
  • Unity Area Rotary’s Duck Race, 10 a.m., at the walking bridge over Sandy Stream.
  • Free Tours of CGC Thunder Bay, 1-3 p.m., Coast Guard Station Rockland, end of Tillson Ave. To celebrate 30th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. FMI: 594-0329, 975-9690.
  • Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum & Gift Shop Opens for Weekend Visits, starting Sat., May 7, 1-5 p.m. With new museum displays. Volunteers needed.
  • 7 Midcoast Poets to Read, 2 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. From their new anthology, “Take Heart: More Poems from Maine.” Save your seat: 338-9009, LeftBank@myfairpoint.net.
  • Talk on “The Historical Atlas of Maine,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Free, public talk by Michael Alpert of UMaine Press about the book that took 15 years and over $1 million to compile.
  • Reading by Author Douglas Milliken, 7 p.m., Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St., Rockland. Milliken will read from his collection of short stories “Cream River,” accompanied by musician Scott Sell. FMI: 594-2020.
  • “Sweets, Swing, and Welcome to Spring”: A Benefit Soiree, 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Drinks, dancing, live auction. $20 tix: TheaterProject.com, 729-8584.
  • Belfast Maskers Auditions for The Addams Family Musical, to be staged in August: 3-5:30 p.m. Sat., May 7, or Sun., May 8. Bring musical number (accompanist on hand) to the Carter House, 22 High St., Belfast, from FMI: BelfastMaskers.com, Facebook.
  • Havana Nights Party & Auction, 5-8 p.m., 16 Bay View Street Hotel, Camden. Live & silent auctions, cash bar & buffet dinner benefit for Children’s House Montessori School. 50% off room rates for those attending. $40 in adv./$50 door. Tix: school office, biddingowl.com, 236-2911.

SUNDAY, MAY 8:

  • Mother’s Day Tastings Events, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Savage Oakes Vineyard, 175 Barrett Hill Rd., Union, and Sweetgrass Farm Winery, 347 Carroll Rd., Union. Both venues offering chocolates, wine & spirit tastings, pairings, giveaways.
  • “Not Your Hallmark Mother’s Day Gathering & Potluck,” 1:30 p.m., First Church Parish Hall, 8 Spring St., Belfast. Bring your voice, a poem, song, dance (&a dish to share) to celebrate women’s power in the community and the world. All welcome.
  • “Daffodils and Dessert” Mother’s Day Garden Party, 4-6 p.m., at the home of Elinor Klivans in Camden. Hundreds of daffodils on view, & refreshments made by the cookbook author. Benefits Georges River Land Trust. $35 GRLT members/$45 non-members: 594-5166, GeorgesRiver.org/revelry.

TUESDAY, MAY 10:

  • Talk by Eyewitness of Japanese Occupation of Shanghai, 7 p.m., Camden Library. Talk by author Liliane Willens, who was in China during the occupation and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Three Candidates Speak, 7 p.m., Stella Maris House, 148 Broadway, Rockland. Knox County Democrats monthly meeting; public invited to hear John Spear, Betsy Clemens Saltonstall, Kathleen Meil. FMI: www.facebook.com/knoxmainedems.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:

  • Tales by “Old Cops” Ford & Nickerson, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St. An evening of quirky law enforcement tales told by authors John Ford Sr. & Mark Nickerson. FMI: 354-2453.

COMING UP:

  • “The Maine Dish” Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m., Fri. & Sat., May 13, 14, 20 & 21. Belfast Maskers and Traci’s Diner team up for an evening of dinner and comedy. Dinner is served at 7 p.m., followed by a performance of the sitcom pilot. $40. Limited seating, reservations required: 536-9123, info@belfastmaskers.com.
  • Peter Pan Dance Performance, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 13; 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sat., May 14 & 2:30 p.m., Sun., May 15. Dance company Vivid Motion, at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. The classic children’s tale is told through hip-hop, lyrical and other dance styles. Proceeds benefit The Center for Grieving Children. $13 adults/$6 under 13: VividMotion.org.
  • Tour Graves and Hear Tales of 15 Revolutionary War Veterans, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m., Thomaston Cemetery. Hosts in period attire at each grave will provide a bio of its occupant. Lady Knox Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution & Thomaston Historical Society cohost the event and provide tailgate refreshments. Tours assemble at brick building on Erin Street.
  • “Our Place in the Galaxy,” Sat., May 14, 3 p.m., Shop Talk at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Boston U professor Merav Opher gives a free, public talk on NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft, which recently entered interstellar space. FMI: 338-2006.
  • I Just Want to Talk to a Human!, 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun., May 14 & 15. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Center Stage Players production. Tix are pay-what-you-want ($5 suggested): TheaterProject.com, 729-8584.
  • Not Your Ordinary 5K, Sun., May 15, 8 a.m. Natural Resource Council of Maine holds the race with obstacles and puzzles on Augusta’s Rail Trail. Register at nrcm.kintera.org/notyourordinary5K.
  • Celebration of Life of Glenn Jenks, Sat., May 21, 2:30-5 p.m. Camden Opera House. Ceremony, then light fare. Guests invited to bring/drop off Jenks’s favorite Pepperidge Farm cookies before, or day of.
  • Breakfast with U.S. Sen. Angus King, Mon., May 23, 7-9 a.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. King is the featured speaker at Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Business Breakfast. $20 Chamber members/$30 non-members. Register by May 16: 596-0376. FMI: PenBayChamber.com.
  • Breakfast with U.S. Sen. Angus King, Mon., May 23, 7-9 a.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. King is the featured speaker at Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Business Breakfast. $20 Chamber members/$30 non-members. Register by May 16: 596-0376. FMI: PenBayChamber.com.
  • Mystic Fair at Belfast Breeze Inn, Sat., May 28, 192 Northport Ave., Belfast. Workshops, mediums, crystals and minerals, aura photography, etc. $5 admission. $10 gallery readings at 6 p.m., by appointment: 505-5231. Facebook has details.
  • Run with the Alewives 5K and 10K, Sun., May 29, 8 a.m. It will be part of the Fish Ladder Restoration Festival in Damariscotta Mills. $35 entry fee includes Atayne race shirt. FMI: DamariscottaMills.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • Charlie King at Camden Library Coffeehouse, 7 p.m. Pete Seeger called him “one of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” $7 at the door.
  • Quantum and Earth Person Perform Electronic Sounds in Rockland, 7:30 p.m., Fog Bar & Cafe, 328 Main St.
  • 2 Performances of Haydn’s “The Creation” at Bowdoin College, in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Brunswick campus. The college’s Chorus, Mozart Mentors Orchestra and four soloists perform at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., May 5 & 6. Both shows free; open to the public.

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • “All That Jazz,” 6-8 p.m., Elm Street Grille, Camden, featuring jazz standards with Bill Hahn, Renny Stackpole and Hank Lunn. No cover, every Friday. FMI: 236-7722.
  • “Conversations with DaPonte,” 7 p.m., River Arts, 241 Rte. 1 north, Damariscotta. Special evening with the quartet, who will play & also discuss their technique. Q&A follows. Proceeds benefit River Arts programming. $10. FMI: 563-1507, info@riverartsme.org, daponte.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • “Broadway Classics!” Dinner Theater, Oceanside High School West, 47 Valley St., Thomaston. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Show follows. $12 adults/$10 seniors/$6 students/free under 4. Reservations required: 596-7053.
  • “Love in Bloom: An Evening of Song,” 7:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts Clifford Gallery, 256 High St., Belfast. Kate Hall and Kristen Burkholder perform pop, Great American Songbook, musical theater, accompanied by Lincoln Blake. $12 adults/$10 under 13. Tix at door or Left Bank Books, Belfast.
  • Cindy Kallett & Grey Larsen in Concert, 7 p.m., Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. Singer-songwriter Kallett teams up with Larsen, master of the Irish flute & tin whistle. $15 at the door. Reservations: 594-8700.
  • Casey Abrams at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tix to see the “American Idol” finalist and Postmodern Jukebox player are $15 adv./$18 door. FMI: RocklandStrand.com.
  • Rock City Café Live, 7-9 p.m., 316 Main St., Rockland. Fri., May 6, Dana Massive, a Portland-based piano-and-drum duo; and Sat., May 7, Hurry Down Sunshine, acoustic music with Brian Kavanah and Stan Davis. FMI: 594-4123, facebook.

SUNDAY, MAY 8:

  • Hal McIntyre Orchestra to Play Mother’s Day Concert, 2 p.m., Camden Opera House. Swing, big band tunes, Jody Ebling sings a tribute to Peggy Lee. $12-$28 reserved seats: CamdenOperaHouse.com, 470-7066, Camden Town Office weekdays.
  • Sunday Music Jamm, 1:30-4 p.m., Sun., May 8, 15, 22, 29. Sail, Power and Steam Museum, Sharp’s Wharf, Rockland. Free; bring your singing voice and instrument to play for an audience that listens.

MONDAY, MAY 9:

  • Ottomatic Slim Band, 7-10 p.m., Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10 at the door.
  • Camden Hills Spring Choral Concert, 7 p.m., Strom Auditorium, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, and student-led a cappella groups perform. Annual awards presented. FMI: Kim Murphy, 236-7800, ext. 295.
  • Midcoast Community Chorus Spring Concert Tix on Sale, 7 p.m., Sun., June 12, Strom Auditorium, Rockport; proceeds benefit Trekkers. $35 reserved seating, $25 side stage, $15 gen. admission: mccsings.org, or 975-0582.

TUESDAY, MAY 10:

  • Jazz Night at Bowdoin College, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall on the Brunswick campus. Students in various jazz ensembles play a free, public concert.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:

  • Damariscotta Open Mic, 6-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Savory Maine Dining & Provisions, 11 Water St. Benefits the Fish Ladder Restoration. FMI: Grace 563-2111, facebook, savoymainedining.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • John Schetky Benefit Concert, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Highlands Coffee House, Rte. 1, Thomaston. Vince Gabriel, Mike Whitehead & other local musicians play to benefit Schetky, diagnosed with leukemia. Silent auction 6-8 p.m. $3-$10 donation at door. FMI: 354-8963.
  • Will Neils & Emmett Lalor Dinner Concert, 6-9 p.m., Flatbread Co., Rockport. Acoustic Americana roots & blues duo perform. Free.

COMING UP:

  • DaPonte String Quartet Concerts with pieces chosen by founding member Ferdinand Liva, including Mozart’s Quartet in B Flat Major. Series opens Fri., May 13, 7:30 p.m., at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, plus other midcoast shows in May. Full schedule/tix: DaPonte.org.
  • MAMM Slam Finals, Sat., May 14, 1 p.m., Portland House of Music & Events, 25 Temple St., Portland. Hosted by Maine Academy of Modern Music. Contestants include midcoast band Fading Dawn. $12.
  • Finnish Violin Concert, Sat., May 14, 2 p.m., Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler St. Finnish violinist Sara Pajunen performs. Refreshments follow, including Finnish coffee bread. $5 donation. FMI: 975-1476.
  • Singer Lynn Deeves & Guitarist Robbi Coffin in Concert, Sat., May 14, 8-10 p.m., Frontier Café (in the theater), 14 Maine St., Brunswick. $10 adv./$12 show day: ExploreFrontier.com.
  • Benefit Concert with Stephens & Westra, Sat., May 14, 7 p.m. Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Performance by local musicians George Stephens & Kathy Westra benefits Intern program. Tix $15, maineseabirds.org, or at the Center.
  • People of the Earth Perform, Sat., May 14, 8:30 p.m. Speakeasy, Rockland, followed by Quantum at 10:30 p.m. FMI: 596-6662, ext. 606.
  • Bay Chamber Music School Play-A-Thon, Sun., May 15, 1-5 p.m., Hearstudios, 4 Union St., Camden. Students of all ages play non-stop; guests invited to pop in and enjoy free music & refreshments. Donations toward scholarship program appreciated .
  • Handbell Choir Concert, Sun., May 15, 4 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ hosts Penobscot Bay Ringers. Donations appreciated. FMI: 832-6898, waldoucc@midcoast.
  • The Suitcase Junket & Roy Davis Perform, Sun., May 15, 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m., Three Tides, 2 Pinchy Lane, Belfast. 21 & up venue. $10 in adv./$12 door; FMI: freerangemusicseries.com.
  • Le Vent du Nord to Play Rockland, Sat., May 28, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. The Quebec band plays progressive folk. $24 adv./$26 door: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
  • The Mallett Brothers Band to Play in Rockport, Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., Simonton Corner Dance Hall, 366 Main St. The Midnight Riders open. $20 tix at HAV II in Camden or at door.
  • 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.
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead to Play in Portland, Weds., June 15, 6 p.m., Thompson’s Point outdoor venue. $39 adv./$45 day of show (free for kids under 4): StateTheatrePortland.com.
  • Tix Now on Sale for July 4 Show by The Avett Brothers in Portland, 6 p.m. outdoors show at Thompson’s Point. $46 adv./$50 show day: 800-745-3000, StateTheatrePortland.com.

FILM

FRIDAY, MAY 6 – THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: “Captain America: Civil War,” “I Saw the Light,” “Criminal,” “The Jungle Book,” “A Will for the Woods.” Subtitles on all Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston: “Captain America: Civil War,” “Ratchet and Clank,” “Mother’s Day,” “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Boss,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Zootopia.” FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Zootopia,” “Jungle Book,” FMI: 633-0438, HarborTheatre.net.
  • Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta: “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Miles Ahead.”

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • “Gaby,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free; donations accepted.
  • “Short Term 12” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library. Free.
  • Rockland Shorts, 5:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. First 2016 installment of the international short film series. Audience invited to discuss films afterward at Fog Bar, across the street. $8 Farnsworth members, $10 non-members.

TUESDAY, MAY 10:

  • Free Screening of “A Will for the Woods,” 6:30 p.m., Colonial Theater, Belfast. Award-winning documentary about a dying man’s plan to have his body buried in woods facing clear-cutting. Discussion follows on local project “Green Cemetery for Belfast, Maine,” which has a Facebook page. FMI: 843-441-7046, fcaMaine@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:

  • “Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,” 4-5:30 p.m., Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Screening of film depicting memory loss, chronicling a mother’s journey into Alzheimer’s. Discussion follows with Lynn Norgang, RN, executive director of Lincoln Home.

THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • “Troublemakers,” 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 Main St., Belfast. Screening of documentary about renegade NY artists producing “land art” (monumental earthworks) in the ’60s & ’70s. $8 donation suggested. FMI: waterfallarts.org.

COMING UP:

  • “Catching the Sun,” Sat., May 14, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Documentary exploring the global economic race to a clean-energy future. Free.
  • “The Vigil,” Wed., May 18, 6 p.m., Abbott Rm., Belfast Library. Documentary about undocumented immigrant mothers who set out to stop America’s most controversial immigration law. Free. FMI: 323-5160.

ART

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • “Design Your Own Mandala,” 5-6:30 p.m., The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, Rockland. Materials provided. $15. FMI: ArtLoftRockland.org.
  • Hooked Rugs by Kathy Yoder, Gibbs Library, Washington. Exhibit of rugs depicting scenes of Maine by the Washington resident; on view through July 5. FMI: 845-2663.

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • “Wordpress & Blogging for Artists,” 9:30-11 a.m., The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9, Rockland. Learn how to design and maintain a website or blog for yourself or your business. $15. Also at Art Loft on May 6, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., “Photography for Business & Instagram.” Learn how to create a brand presence through imagery. $15. Also May 6, from 1-2:30 p.m., “The Art of Still Life Photography.” Any type of camera can be used, including your phone camera. $15. No need to sign up for any – just drop in. FMI: ArtLoftRockland.org. Art Loft’s Grand Opening Reception will also be held Fri., May 6, from 5-9 p.m. Founders Kathryn Matlack and Paula Apro can be reached at 200-9795.
  • First Friday Art Receptions in Rockland, 5-8 p.m., full list: artsinrockland.org.
  • Show of works by 44 artists at Asymmetrick Arts and Black Hole Gallery, 405 and 403 Main Street. Spring exhibitions on display through May 28.
  • Group Show at Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., Rockland. Works by Obrianna Cornelius, Nancy Tang, Michelle Walker, Melissa Van der Burg, Sylvia Murdock, Adam & Jessie Perkins.
  • Group Show at Wildlife Refuge Center Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Works by Beth Parks, Doug Smith, Lauri Sproul, Jean Ann Pollard hang through July at Maine Coastal Islands Ntl. Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland.
  • Landing Gallery Invitational, 409 Main St. 2016 Season Invitational with new works by 14 artists. FMI: LandingArt.com.
  • Mason & Glassman at Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. Relief tapestries by George Mason, and watercolors & oils by Nancy Glassman.
  • “Mainly on the Plane” at Jonathan Frost Gallery, corner of Main St. & Park Dr., Barbara Beebe, Susan Beebe, Pam Cabañas & Abbie Read, with images characterized by strong two-dimensional patterns.
  • “What You See,” at Carver Hill Gallery; seven artists show photographymixed media.
  • Gautschi Center will show Brigitte Gautschi’s paintings, bronze sculpture by Ray Carbone, lamps by Joel Hokkanen.
  • Michael Good Gallery, show of Jen Derbyshire’s hand-painted silk scarves, John Shane’s“Seussian” wooden boxes
  • Watercolors by Ellen Hutchenson, 4-6 p.m. reception at Rising Tide, Damariscotta. Refreshments and wine tasting for show by the Boothbay artist. Through May 28.
  • Paintings by Dan Kirchoff, Camden National Bank’s Belfast branch, 156 Main St. The local artist’s acrylics and pen-and-ink drawings are on display through May.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • Maine Media Women’s Roundtable Happening, 9:15-11:30 a.m., River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta. MMW’s free Roundtables let artists, writers and other creative women share their work. FMI: 549-5518.
  • Stable Gallery opens for the season, 26 Water St., Damariscotta. Reception Fri., May 13, 5-7 p.m. for “Recharged,” Hati Modr, Mary Hall & Stephen Vowles. FMI: stablegallerymaine.com.
  • Talk and Workshop with Author Elizabeth Peavey, Sat., May 7, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. At 11 a.m. she gives a free, public talk, “The Best Truth: Honesty vs. Truth in Memoir.” From 1-3 p.m. she leads a $10 workshop, “Memoir Writing: Learning to Tell Your Life Stories.” Registration: 338-3884. FMI: OurTownBelfast.org.
  • Reception for Camden Library’s May Artist, Sat., May 7, 2 p.m. Belfast artist Jon Byrer’s show “Marbled Landscapes” with enamel oils; through May.
  • “Le Bella Figura” Opens at Miles Memorial Hospital, in Damariscotta. Photos by Judith and Burke Long in the Italian la bella figura style. May 7-June 15.

SUNDAY, MAY 8:

  • Holly Berry Students’ Print Exhibit, 11:15 a.m. reception, Sanctuary Gallery, upper level, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Linoleum block prints by 5 students of Holly Berry. FMI: 594-8656. Through May.

MONDAY, MAY 9:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. FMI: Knoth, 691-5544; Library, 594-0310. This week’s theme: frogs, lily ponds, herons & egrets.

THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • “Independent Publishing for Maine Writers,” 6:15-8:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Led by Jane Karker of Maine Authors Publishing. $24 if you register by May 5 using the code EARLYBIRD at clc.MaineAdu-ltEd.org, then $29. FMI: clcae@aos93.org, 563-2811.
  • May 12 Deadline for 2016 Teaching Artists Roster, one of two annual chances to apply for a spot on Maine Arts Commission’s roster of artists who teach pre-K to grade 12. FMI: MaineArts.maine.gov.

COMING UP:

  • Comic Book Day at Vose Library in Union, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Pick up a free comic book and learn about drawing characters, telling a story with pictures, and writing dialogue. All ages.
  • Tidemark Gallery Reception, Sat., May 14, 5-7 p.m. reception. Group show with 15 artists; part of Waldoboro ArtWalk.
  • Anne Heywood Gallery, Waldoboro, Sat., May 14, noon-7 p.m., Sun., May 15, noon-4 p.m.
  • “iPhone/iPad Artistry Workshop,” Sun., May 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. $90 non-members/$75 members. Registration: RiverArtsME.org.
  • “Stories of the Land” Celebration, Sun., May 15, 1 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. It rounds off a series of exhibits completed by students at midcoast public schools that partnered with Farnsworth Art Museum. A preview and reception at the nearby museum follow.
  • “Small Gifts from the Coast” Call for Entries, Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, calls for 12 artists to submit up to five works; submission deadline Mon., May 16, for show May 28-June 26. Send jpgs to: will@kefauverstudio.com. FMI: 226-0974.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • Art in the Capitol Exhibit, on the ground & 2nd floors of the State House, “Downtown: Patterns of Life in Maine’s Villages, Towns & Cities” by Portland photographer Heath Paley. Through July 15. FMI: mainearts.com.

FOOD & MEALS

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • “Fill the Bus” Food Drive, Damariscotta Hannaford, noon-6 p.m. Central Lincoln County YMCA parks its new bus there to collect donations from shoppers for Waldoboro & New Harbor food banks.
  • Cinco de Mayo Meal, 6 p.m., Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Chef Tom Sigler serves jicama salad with charred jalapeño and citrus vinaigrette, spiced pepitas, pollo al postor with guajillo pepper and pineapple salsa, spiced black beans and rice, citrus flan. $35. Reservations required: 594-1084.

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner, 5 p.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. Rockland Coast Guard City Committee invites the public. Cash bar. Music by Jonesville. $25 adults/$5 kids/free under 6. Tix at Chamber of Commerce and Rockland City Hall. FMI: 594-0329, 975-9690.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • Community Meal, noon, Unity Community Center, 32 School St.. Ingredients sourced through the Unity Food Hub. $7-15, sliding scale donation. FMI: Mary 948-9005.
  • Pancake Breakfast & Bottle Drive, 7:30-9:30 a.m. St. George Town Office. $5 donation for pancakes, bacon, fresh juice, coffee for those volunteering for annual roadside cleanup. Bring bottles to donate to St. George Days Committee.
  • Free Community Supper, 5 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Roast pork, rice, carrots, applesauce, rolls, dessert.
  • Public Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Rockport Masonic Center, Simonton’s Corner. Roast pork loin with mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, rolls, special dessert. $10 adults/$6 under 12. Proceeds benefit Keystone Royal Arch Masons’ activities. FMI: 342-5910.
  • Public Supper, 5:30 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. New England dishes served family style. $8 adults/$5 for kids under 13.
  • Public Supper, 5-7:30 p.m. Owls Head Community Center.To help purchase a thermal imaging camera for the Owls Head Fire Dept. $10 adults, $6 children under 10. FMI/or donations: 594-0677.
  • Unity Farmers’ Market Opening Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Every Saturday through November. SNAP/EBT accepted.

SUNDAY, MAY 8:

  • “The Art of Fermentation,” 10 a.m.-noon, Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Workshop led by herbalist Suzanna Stone. Learn to make lacto-fermented foods in a hands-on workshop. Samples. $25. Pre-register: 594-0694, avenabotanicals.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:

  • Spaghetti Supper for Minimum Wage Increase, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cony High School, Augusta. Hosted by Baldacci Brothers to raise awareness of the minimum wage issue, with proceeds going to local charities. FMI: raisemewage.wordpress.com.
  • Good Shepard Food Truck at Jackson Food Pantry, 11 a.m., 252 Village Rd. Anyone from Waldo County welcome to take what they need. FMI: Cindy, 722-3205.

THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • Curtain Call Recipes, 6-8:30 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. Taught by board member & cooking enthusiast Virginia Hill: learn how to prepare quiche, popovers, chicken pot pies, strawberry shortcake, Scottish shortbread. $29. Register: CLC Adult Ed 563-2811, clc.maineadulted.org.

COMING UP:

  • Roast Turkey Public Supper, Sat., May 14, 4:30-6 p.m., Knox Station Grange, Oakes & Dolloff Rds., off Rt. 139, Knox. $8 adults/$3 children under 12.
  • Public Breakfast Buffet, Sun., May 15, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath. Always the 3rd Sunday. Donation: adults $7/children under 12 $3/under 3 free.
  • Flatbread Pizza for Riley School Fundraiser, Tues., May 17, 5-9 p.m. Portion of proceeds for the evening go to the Riley School.
  • Call for Recipes for Coastal Children’s Museum Cookbook, by May 20. Sales benefit the nonprofit. FMI: CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
  • “Midsummer Night’s Dream: Farm-to-Table Culinary Adventure,” Mon., July 25, 6 p.m., Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville. Cocktails, dinner with wine pairings by Chef Melody Wolfertz. $125 tix: 594-5095. Proceeds benefit Trekkers.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • Free “Cloth Diapering 101” Class, 10 a.m., Clean Bee Laundry in Renys Plaza, Camden. Learn how to incorporate them into the family routine. Babies and kids welcome. Registration appreciated: 236-2530, info@CleanBeeLaundry.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • “First French Friday: A Story Time in English and French,” 10 a.m., Belfast Library’s Abbott Room. Rita Swidrowski leads kids 2-4, siblings & parents.
  • Free Family Music Program at Lincoln-ville Library, 11 a.m. Jessica Day of Midcoast Music Together leads families with kids from newborn to age 5 in singing, moving and exploring musical instruments. FMI: 763-4343, questions@lincolnvillelibrary.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • Bird Walk for Families, 7-8:30 p.m., Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Geared to kids of all ages. $5 per family/free for Damariscotta River Assoc. members. Registration: 563-1393.
  • Mexican Cooking & Spanish Conversation for Teens, Saturdays, May 7 & 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Led by a native speaker. $30 for one/$55 for both. FMI: Penobscot.us.
  • Ashwood Waldorf School’s May Fair, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Free family event, with dancing around the maypole, cakewalk, games, puppet show and more, with pizza available from 11:30-2. FMI:ashwoodwaldorf.org.
  • ArtLab: “Bobble and Bounce Bouquets,” 2-4 p.m., CMCA, 218 Main St., Rockland. Artists of all ages invited to create a spring bouquet of imaginative flowers with artist/teacher Alexis Iammarino.

TUESDAY, MAY 10:

  • 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: May Flowers.
  • Solar Car-Building Workshop, Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. Tuesdays 3-4:30 p.m. through June 7. Teens can still sign up. FMI: Karen-Ann Hagar 563-9622, khagar@clcymca.org.
  • Red Ball Tennis - Ages 5-8, 4:15-5 p.m., Tues. &/or Thurs. Central Lincoln Cty. YMCA, Damariscotta. Free for month of May. Registration at front desk required. FMI: Racquet Sport Director Lisa Gilbride, lgilbride@clcymca.org, 563-9622.

THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • Free Bookbinding Workshop for Kids, 4-5:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Led by Cindy McGuirl. Suitable for all ages.

COMING UP:

  • First Tee of Maine Comes to Rockland, Sat., May 14, 3-4:30 p.m., 1st session at Samoset Resort, Rockport. Golf program for kids, age 7 & up. Subsequent sessions at Rockland Golf Club: Sats., May 21, June 4, 11, 18, & Weds., June 22 & 29. Register or volunteer: 594-9322, Jim Povec 704-280-7595. FMI: thefirstteemaine.org.
  • “Beethoven Loves Nature,” Portland Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concert, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, on Sun., May 15. Come between 1-1:30 p.m. for pre-concert instrument petting zoo and learn-to-conduct workshops. Music starts 2:30 p.m. $10 tix: PortTix.com, 842-0800.
  • Chewonki Elementary School Open House, Sun., May 15, 2-3:30 p.m. Independent day school for grades 3-6 with place-based program of investigative, real-world learning. FMI: chewonki.org/school, 882-7323.
  • “Pitch, Hit & Run,” Sun., May 15, 1 p.m. registration. Competition begins shortly thereafter. Waldoboro Recreation Complex (rain or shine). Free competition recognizing individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.Those not registered in the Waldoboro/Friendship Division of Medomak Valley Little League must present proof of birthdate. FMI: Kyle Santheson, 832-5369.
  • May 29 Deadline to Apply for Camp Knickerbocker Scholarship, for kids from Central Lincoln County and Boothbay Region YMCAs. Adventure Camp, Sailing Camp, Dance Camp, more. Payment plans available. FMI: clcYMCA.org, BoothbayRegionYMCA.org.
  • May 31 Deadline to Apply for Belfast Garden Club Scholarship, two $1,000 awards for Waldo County high school seniors, college undergrads studying horticulture, other “green” fields. FMI: BelfastGardenClub@gmail.com.
  • Registration Open for 3 ArtLab Summer Camp Sessions, for kids 6-11 at Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s new space, 21 Winter St., Rockland. Each one-week session runs 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Fri.: July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29. Fees include nonrefundable $25 deposit. First-come, first-served registration: 701-5005, jthompson@cmcanow.org.
  • Registration Open for 3 St. George Sailing Summer Sessions, for kids 9+ at 4-H Camp at Blueberry Cove. Two-week, half-day sessions (beginners sail mornings, advanced sail afternoons), starting July 11, July 25, Aug. 8. FMI: 372-8174, StGeorgeSail.org.
  • Maine Summer Youth Music Camp Registration Open, for 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 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, movement for ages 2-5. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs, movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour, crafts for emerging readers 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.
  • 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.

GARDENING

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • Talk on Culinary Herbs and Knot Gardens, 1 p.m., Rockport Opera House lower level. Master Gardener and artist Kelly Orzel gives the free talk to Rockport Garden Club. Public welcome.
  • “Perennial Polyculture Design,” 6 p.m., Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St. Talk by Jesse Labbe-Watson, permaculturist. FMI: 354-2453.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • 6-Week “Spring Wildflowers of Maine” Class, Saturdays, starting May 7, 9-11 a.m. Naturalist Wanda Garland leads field trips to local preserves to ID wildflowers & fungi. Hiking over rough terrain required. Call Garland for book recommendations: 832-5063. $59. Signup: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org, 832-5063.

MONDAY, MAY 9:

  • “Kids Can Grow” in Rockport Offered to 12 Families, with kids ages 7-12. Get supplies for a raised veggie bed and attend monthly learning sessions May-Oct. at Erickson Fields Preserve. $30 per family for Maine Coast Heritage Trust program. Scholarships available. Register by May 9: 236-2739, jalbury@mcht.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 10:

  • “Bugs of Monhegan,” noon, Merryspring Nature Center Talk series, Conway Rd., Camden. Led by Amy Campbell, gardener, beekeeper, photographer and insect enthusiast. $5 non-members, free members. FMI: info@merryspring.org, 236-2239.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • Free Health Fair at Penobscot Shores, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants include Spectrum Generations, Waldo County General Hospital and reps from its Sleep Lab and Home Health Services, Belfast Co-op, and many others. Free health screenings, paraffin hand treatments. FMI: 338-2332.
  • Cash for Clothes Pre-Registration, Fri., May 6 & 13, 4-6 p.m., Sat., May 7 & 14, 9-11 a.m., Coastal Opportunities, 35 Limerock St., Camden. Sale: May 21-23. FMI: Nancy Wolfertz, 594-5429.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • Annual Rummage Sale at St. Bernard’s Church, 8 a.m.-noon. The Daughters of St. Bernard sell preserves, cooked food, rummage items.
  • Yard Sale & Lunch Café, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 807 Middle St., Bath. A dozen tables to shop. Lunch features fish chowder, burgers, hot dogs, more. FMI: 443-5389.
  • Yard & Bake Sale in Washington, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Ladies Guild of Washington holds it at 232 Rockland Road (Route 17). Attic treasures, baked goods, free coffee. “Buck a Bag” sale starts at noon.
  • Appleton Historical Society’s Annual Benefit Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Appleton Library. To donate perennial divisions, small shrubs: 785-2040.
  • Cash & Carry Tree/Shrub Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waldo County Tech Center, Rte. 137, Waldo. Potted perennials, berries, organic fruit trees & vegetable seedlings.
  • Cash & Carry Cedar Posts from Historic Fort Site Sale, Sat., May 7 & 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 each, or $4 each for 5 or more. Proceeds for Fort programming. FMI: 626-2385, oldfort@oldforwesternorg, oldfortwestern.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 8:

  • Pies for Pilgrim Lodge Sale, First Church of Belfast, UCC, 55 Spring St. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the church parlor; proceeds go toward scholarships.
  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale/Garden Walk, Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Sale, 12-3 p.m.; medicinal herb garden walk led by herbalist Deb Soule, 1:30 p.m., free. FMI: avenabotanicals.com.

COMING UP:

  • Donations Sought for Camden Seniors Home Yard Sale, to be held Sat., June 18, at 68 Washington St. FMI/or to arrange pickup: 236-3638.
  • Spring Cleaning Sale, 8-11 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Cushing. Misc. sewing & craft supplies, yarns, linens, fabrics. New items each week.
  • Bath Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Sat., May 14, 8 a.m.-noon, City Park, Washington St., Bath. Geraniums, perennials, herbs, baked goods, Attic Treasures, raffle items.
  • CHRHS Annual Plant Sale, Sat., May 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sun., May 15, 9 a.m.-noon. Camden Hills Regional High School’s Horticulture & Gardening class’s sale; proceeds support the program and school gardens.
  • Belfast Garden Club’s Green Thumb Plant Sale, Belfast Boathouse, Sat., May 14, 9 a.m.-noon. Annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, white elephant table, bake sale, Fedco two-for-$1 seed packet sale. To donate: 617-678-9807, mary.davis92@verizon.net.
  • Morris Farm Plant Sale, Sat., May 21, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 27, Wiscasset. Huge selection of heirloom tomatoes and hardy Maine-grown perennials. Coffee, baked goods on sale.
  • 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 boat: sail, power, dinghy, kayak, canoe, skiff, rowing shell, surfboard or other marine items. FMI: mroberts@penbayYMCA.org, 236-3375

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, MAY 5:

  • Picnic Table Building Demo, 9 a.m.-noon, Head of Tide Preserve, Doak Road, Belfast. Given by Waldo County Tech students. Free to the public; tools and gloves recommended. Rain date May 6. Sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.
  • Keep S’myelin to Meet, 11:30 a.m., Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland. The MS awareness group will hear a talk by Rockland Harbor YMCA’s Wellness Director about Y programs designed for people with chronic disease. FMI: 354-0285.
  • “Noontime Sit at the Farnsworth,” Thursdays through May 12, noon-1 p.m. Rachel Nixon leads yoga & meditation sessions in galleries of Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum. $10 per session. Drop-ins okay; sign-up appreciated: kfinlay@FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Family Caregiver Education and Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m., Home Health Conf. Room, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Monthly meeting led by social worker Margie Spencer-Smith for folks caring for family members with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Microsoft Outlook Workshop, 1-3 p.m., McLain School, Rockland. $25 adults/$20 seniors. Registration required: rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org, 594-9764.
  • Journey to Health Walking Club, Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Meet at the 124 West St. preserve for the free walk. Community health staff lead walks in Knox County on Thursdays. Kids welcome. FMI: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Free Talk on Walking the Inca Trail, 6 p.m., Rockland Library. Hank Lunn shows slides of his journey to the ruins of Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas.”
  • Hypnobirthing, 6-8:30 p.m., Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conf. Rm. C, 4 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. Thurs., 5 weeks beginning May 5. Mothers & partners learn techniques for safe birthing through guided imagery, etc. Tour of birth center. $102 for mom & partner. Register: 921-8345.
  • Breastfeeding Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conf. Rm. C, 4 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. Pre-birth opp. to ask questions/learn about breastfeeding & returning to work. $17 for mom & partner. Registration: 921-8345.
  • Talk on Guarding Against Scams, 6 p.m., Hope Library in Town Office Bldg. A Better Business Bureau rep tells about current scams, red flags to watch out for and ways to protect your identity.
  • “Copenhagen to Berlin: A Solo Sustainability Cycling Tour,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Optional potluck 6 p.m. Free, public talk and slide show by Alicia Heyburn about her tour at 7 p.m. FMI: AMCmaine.org, 406-5221.
  • 4-Week Ballroom Dance Spring Tune-Up Class, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting May 5, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. For dancers with beginner experience. $34 by April 28, then $39: clc.MaineAdultEd.org, 563-2811.
  • 8-Week “Yoga for Back Health” Class, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Thursdays starting May 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Patti Kristiansen leads it. $50. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 6:

  • Health Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Penobscot Shores, 10 Shoreland Dr., Belfast. Free screenings & booths; paraffin hand treatments, nutritionist, etc. FMI: 338-2332.
  • Broadcast Interview with Ed Glaser, 4-5 p.m., WRFR-LP 93.3, Rockland. The former Rockland harbormaster will be the guest on the station’s “Rockland Metro” show, and then the guest at an Old School dinner symposium at 5:30 p.m. Reservations: Joe Steinberger: joe@interhuman.org. FMI: wrfr.org, oldschoolrockland.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 7:

  • “Why Jesus? 2016,” 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. FMI: WhyJesus2016.org.
  • “So You Want to Be a Minister,” 9 a.m. registration, First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ. Annual meeting of the Sunrise Assoc. of the Maine Conference, UCC, with worship, reports & panel discussion. Those interested in exploring pastoral ministry are encouraged to attend. FMI: 338-2282, office@firstchurchinbelfast.org.
  • Maine Green Independent Party Convention, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Belfast Library.The Party will elect new leaders, discuss policy, share a potluck lunch, vote for a 2016 presidential nominee. $20 registration fee requested, but not required. FMI: 284-3358, jacquio50@yahoo.com.
  • Technology Fair, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Liberty Library. Tablets, e-readers, littleBits and a 3D printer on hand. Maine State Library’s Jared Leadbetter will answer questions; bring your own device.
  • Little Free Library Debut, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. corner of High and Main sts., Belfast. Literacy Volunteers unveils newest WaldoReads Little Free Library at the Belfast Bound Book Festival, promoting reading by providing easy access to books. FMI: waldoreads.org, littlefreelibrary.org.
  • Bird Walk for Families, 7-8:30 a.m., DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. $5 per family/members free; call to pre-register, 563-1393, damariscottariver.org.
  • Bird Hikes, 7-9:30 a.m., DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Bird books & binoculars available to borrow. Free; call to pre-register, 563-1393, damariscottariver.org.
  • Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training, 10 a.m.-noon, UMA Darling Marine Center, Walpole. Free; pre-registration required, 563-1393, damariscottariver.org.
  • Hospice Cup Team Regatta, Races begin 10:45 a.m. hosted by the Apprenticeshop, 655 Main St. in Rockland’s north end. Five teams of local high school sailors compete. Proceeds benefit Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers. Barbecue & awards follow. FMI: 594-1800, apprenticeshop.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 8:

  • Cyber Sunday at Camden Library, 2 p.m. Free tech session. Topic is “Facebook for Business.”

MONDAY, MAY 9:

  • Stretch Around Classes, Mondays & Fridays through May 27, 1-2 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. Designed to include older adults and those with physical limitations. Free, drop-in class. No need to register.
  • Knox Reading Circle to Meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Cole House next to Montpelier Mansion, Thomaston. The book is “In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick. All are welcome.
  • “Relieve Joint Pain with Bowen Therapy,” noon, Camden Library. Sherrie Clark, RN, provides a hands-on demo, presented by Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine.
  • Meeting to Plan for Indigenous People’s Day, 6 p.m., Conference Room A, City Hall, Belfast. Oct. 11, 2016 would be the first one, replacing Columbus Day.
  • 12-Step Christ-Centered Recovery Group Begins, 7 p.m., LIFE Ministry, 336 Limerock St., Rockland. FMI: 593-7973.
  • Talk about Novelist Harper Lee, 3-4 p.m., Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Presented by historian Jerry Wiles. FMI: Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350.
  • Town of Waldoboro Discussion Coffee Klatches, 5-7 p.m., every Monday in May except Memorial Day. Old #9 (9 Friendship St.), downtown Waldoboro. FMI: waldoboro.me/vision.

TUESDAY, MAY 10:

  • Nature Hike at Schoolhouse Pond Preserve in Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Free guided hike. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead parking lot on Cross Road on Barter’s Island. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Home Health Conf. Rm., 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Monthly meeting includes families & friends. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Safe & Secure Retirement Workshop, 11 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Ctr., 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Led by atty./financial planner Craig Stevens, on estate planning and securing your finances. $5 registration required: 563-1363.
  • Leer y Charlar at Camden Library, 1 p.m. All who are proficient in Spanish are welcome. Also at the library on May 10, at 1 p.m., Tuesday Book Club. The book is “Wave,” Sonali Deraniyagala’s memoir of her experience with the tsunami on Sri Lanka in 2004. Camden Philosophical Society meets at 4 p.m., for discussion on the influence of writings of Karl Marx.
  • Info Session on UMaine’s M.Ed in Educational Leadership Program, 4-5 p.m., Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Learn about the three-year program for educators interested in building skills to become principals, teacher leaders & coordinators. FMI: 581-2455, joellen.carr@umit.maine.edu.
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA Invites Public to Annual Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $12 tix: clcYMCA.org.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education to Meet, 6-8 p.m., The Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • 3-Part “Introduction to Meditation” Series, Tuesdays starting May 10, 5-6:30 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Center for Excellence Conf. Room, 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. $15. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Walking Club Outing at Sears Island, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Meet at Sears Island Road parking lot, Searsport, for the free walk. Walks held in Waldo County on Tuesdays, weather permitting. All welcome. FMI: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “Am I Having a Stroke? Signs, Symptoms & Diagnosis,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Ctr., 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Free program; need to register online at: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, or call 921-3950.
  • Designing & Building Small Homes, 6:30 p.m., Abbott Rm., Belfast Library. Free illustrated talk by Jim Bahoosh. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10.
  • Searsport Historical Society Talk, 7 p.m., Searsport Congregational Church’s Curtis Hall. Guest speaker at the monthly meeting is Jack Merrithew, town selectman and history buff, on Searsport native Roswell K. Colcord.
  • Knox County Republicans Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., Trade Winds Inn, Rockland. 6:30 p.m. Refreshments.
  • Virtual Walking Tour of Thomaston, 7:30 p.m., Knox Farmhouse, 80 Knox St. at the RR crossing. Doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments, socializing & exhibits. Margaret McCrea presents tour of early houses on Wadsworth Street. Free, donations.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11:

  • 3-Part Smoking Cessation Program Using Hypnotherapy, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, starting May 11, Knox Center for Long Term Care’s Rockland Room, 6 White St., Rockland. $50. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Knox County Retired Educators Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Offshore Restaurant, Rockport. Meeting includes auction for scholarship fund; bring baked goods, gift cards or plants to donate. FMI: Linda, 594-4397.
  • Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Rockland office, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, 245 Camden St. Networking, door prizes. Sponsored by Pen Bay Chamber.

THURSDAY, MAY 12:

  • Microsoft Publisher Workshop, 1-3 p.m., McLain School, Rockland. $25 adults/$20 seniors. Registration required: rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org, 594-9764.
  • Walking Club Outing at Beech Hill Preserve, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Meet at Beech Hill Road trailhead, Rockport, for the free walk. Walks held in Knox County on Thursdays, weather permitting. All welcome. FMI: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Tannery Work Group Invites Public to Weigh In, 6:30 p.m., Camden-Rockport Middle School, Knowlton St., Camden. The 14-member group studying uses for the former Apollo Tannery site seeks opinions. Engineers and DEP reps will be there to answer queries.
  • Talk by Author of “Weathering Shame,” 6 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Kevin Mannix, known as one of Maine’s television weathermen, talks about experiences that brought him to living with shame and stigma, along with his wife Linda Rota, who co-authored the book.
  • Talk on Reiki, 7 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Free, public talk by Nina Paul, author of “Reiki for Dummies,” on the Japanese art of relaxation and healing.
  • “Tick Talk,” 7 p.m., Camden Library. Dr. Bea Szantyr on Lyme disease and how you can protect yourself and your family.
  • Runners Invited to Info Session, 7 p.m., The Speakeasy, 2 Park Dr., Rockland. Talk about opportunities to “run with a purpose, for a purpose,” raising money for Go! Malawi, a nonprofit group that helps rural schoolchildren in Malawi, Africa. FMI: Janet Littlefield, janet@gomalawi.org.
  • Kennel Club Obedience Run-Throughs, 5 p.m., Thompson Community Center, 51 S. Union Rd., Union. Obedience & rally run-throughs, $5 per run with your dog. Proceeds benefit Kennel Club Tracking Fund. FMI/sign up: Kathy Duhnoski 691-2332, kduhnoski@myfairpoint.net.

COMING UP:

  • Birdwatching Walk, Sat., May 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St. (Rte. 90), Rockport. Guided birdwatching walk led by naturalist Kirk Gentalen, sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. FMI: 236-2739, mcht.org.
  • Huntington’s Disease Symposium, Sat., May 14, Maine General Hospital’s Conf. Room 2, Augusta. Registration 9 a.m. Symposium with doctors, other experts 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch served. Open to all families and medical professionals. Conference is free, but you must register by May 5: hdsa.donordrive.com/event/meedday.
  • AARP Smart Driver Seminar, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Ctr., 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Driver refresher course led by AARP instructor Joyce Polyniak for people 50 & older; can get a reduction in auto ins. afterward. $15 members/$20 non-members. Reservations: 563-1363.
  • Childbirth Preparation Class, Sat., May 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waldo County Gen. Hospital, 118 Northport Ave., Belfast. Registration required: 338-9349.
  • Searsport Trail Walks, Sat., May 14, by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Friends of Sears Island, and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. 7 a.m.: Cloe Chunn, BBWC, leads a bird walk; meet at the gate to Sears Island, bring binoculars. 9 a.m.: meet at Union Hall, downtown Searsport for talk by reps from each organization; refreshments. 10:30 a.m.: explore Long Cove Headwaters Preserve or Sears Island. Noon: Switch preserves. FMI: 236-7091 to sign up.
  • “Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Maine,” Sun., May 15, UMaine’s 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond. One-day, hands-on workshop for women 18+ to learn or improve skills in hunting, fishing, wild game cookery, rock climbing and more. $85 includes lunch. Registration: uMaine.edu.
  • Cyber Sunday at Camden Library, Sun., May 15, 2 p.m. Free tech session. Topic is “Shopping Online.”
  • “Big Little Lies,” Tues., May 17, 2:30 p.m. Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club meets to discuss the novel by Liane Moriarty. Thomaston residents invited. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Public Forum on A.D. Gray, Tues., May 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Waldoboro Town Office. Waldoboro community is invited to discuss the future of the A.D. Gray School building, vacant since 2009. FMI/RSVP: waldobormaine.org.
  • “Demystifying Palliative Care and Hospice,” Wed., May 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Lauren Michalakes, MD, Pen Bay Medical Center’s Director of Hospice/Palliative Care offers a physician’s perspective. Free, but registration required: 921-6116, qhinfo@penbayhealthcare.org.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Workshop, Thurs., May 19, 1-3 p.m., McLain School, Rockland. $25 adults/$20 seniors. Registration required: rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org, 594-9764.
  • Registered Maine Guide Training Course in Jefferson, Fri.-Mon., May 20-23, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. $495 includes meals and tent site. FMI: 236-8797, tim@MaineSport.com.
  • URock Summer Courses to Start May 23, scholarship applications being taken now. Fall term starts Aug. 29. FMI: learn.maine.edu/rockland, 596-6906.
  • U.S. Senator Angus King to Speak, Mon., May 23, 7-9 a.m., Samoset Resort. Featured speaker at Penobscot Bay Chamber Business Breakfast Series. Pre-registration by May 16: $20 members, $30 non-members (includes breakfast). 596-0376.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, athearn2@midcoast.com.
  • 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). Drop-in support group 3:30-4:30 p.m. 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.
  • 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: ekendradenny@gmail.com, or leave message at 594-1694.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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, 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 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. Non-denominational 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.