NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Tour of St. George Churches, hosted by St. George Historical Society. Meet at 6 p.m. at Tenants Harbor Baptist Church and carpool to Episcopal Chapel at Long Cove, Baptist Church at Clarks Island, Spruce Head Community Church, First Baptist Church. Learn histories of each. Free; donations taken. FMI: 372-8893.
  • Reading by Three Authors at Thomaston Public Library, 7 p.m. Poet Martha Webster, fiction writer Debra Spark, poet and fiction writer Christopher Fahy. Park behind Academy, 60 Main St.
  • Maine Farmland Trust Hosts Three “Agrarian Acts” Dinners & Concerts, all from 6-9 p.m. At Deering Grange in Portland on Thurs., Aug. 25; The Hub in Unity on Fri., Aug. 26; Halcyon Grange in Blue Hill on Sat., Aug. 27. Maine roots-folk singer-songwriter Adam Nordell celebrates the release of his album “Walk These Fields,” joined by musicians Johanna Davis, William Joseph Jiordan and Putnam Smith. Maine Grain Alliance lends a pizza oven for the meals. $20 per show: MaineFarmlandTrust.org, 338-6575.
  • Union Fair Continues, through Saturday, at the Union Fairgrounds off Route 17. Saturday is Kids and Family Day, with $10 admission that includes unlimited midway rides. FMI: UnionFair.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Free Walking Tour of Camden, 4 p.m. Meet at Camden Library Children’s Garden. Sign-up: 236-3440.
  • Book Signing by Pulitzer-Winning Novelist Richard Russo, 5 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. He celebrates the release of “Everybody’s Fool” and signs his other books, including “Empire Falls.” Copies will be on sale.
  • Maine Assistant Majority Leader to Speak at Drug Awareness Event, 7 p.m., Clark’s Cove Farm, 107 Ridge Road, Walpole. Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) is a guest speaker at the free Opioid/Heroin Education and Awareness event. A free music festival will be held Saturday at farm. FMI: RockersInRecovery.com.
  • Shipyard Cup & 1st Hodgdon Boat Owner’s Rendezvous, Boothbay Harbor, Aug. 26-28. Cup open to sailboats over 70 ft. Rendezvous for boats built by Hodgdon in its 200 years. FMI: HodgdonYachts.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Alford Lake/Lermond Pond Association Annual Meeting, Pioneer Grange, Union. Current and would-be members invited to learn about loon population and what ALLPA is doing to keep lakes clean. 7:30 a.m. pancake breakfast. 8:30 a.m. loon talk by Susan Gallo of Maine Audubon.
  • Portland Fine Craft Show 2016, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried exhibitors from around New England set up 100 booths along Congress Street, which is closed to vehicles from Monument to Longfellow Square. Free admission. Vendor list: mainecrafts.org.
  • Walking Tour of Rockland’s Residential Historic District, starts 10 a.m. in Rec Center parking lot at Union and Limerock streets and lasts 1.5 hours. $10 by cash or check. Groups limited to 10, so you must call 594-6193 on Tuesday or Thursday from noon-5 p.m. to reserve. Future tours: Sept. 10 & 24, Oct. 1 & 15.
  • Rockland High School Class of 1954 to Hold 62nd Reunion, with 10:30 a.m. reception at Alumni Heritage Room on Lincoln Street, and 2 p.m. reunion party at Rockland Golf Club. All graduates, classmates & guests welcome. FMI: 354-0582.
  • Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum Ice Cream Social, ride the 12:30, 1:30 or 2:30 p.m. trains and enjoy free ice cream with toppings while listening to music by Jud Caswell. Regular fares apply to all trains. FMI: wwfry.org, 882-4193.
  • Talk in Belfast: “Kosti Ruohomaa: The Photographer Poet,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop BookTalk, 99 Main St. Free talk by Maine State Museum curator Deanna Bonner-Ganter on Ruohomaa’s photos of hardscrabble Yankees in mid-century Maine.
  • “Meeting Our Muslim Neighbors,” Rockland Congregational Church. Break bread with neighbors from Islamic Center of Maine and learn about their lives. Social at 4:30 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. (bring potluck dish, if you can). Presentation & discussion 5:45 p.m. FMI: Faith Connections on Facebook.
  • 93rd Birthday Party for Sally Long, 5 p.m., St. George Town Office. Public supper, live entertainment, music jam. Once again, she wants party proceeds and donations to benefit St. George Volunteer Ambulance Service. FMI: 542-8987.
  • 3rd Annual Barnstormers Ball at Owls Head Transportation Museum, 6 p.m. Live music, locally inspired food and craft cocktails amid the museum’s world-class collection of vintage vehicles. This year’s theme: “Speakeasy Elegance.” $100 tix: Owlshead.org, 594-4418.
  • Pet Show Weekend at Fort Knox in Prospect, with Saturday for dogs only, and Sunday for all other pets. (Also Sunday, Pony Express petting zoo will be set up near Visitor Center.) Contest categories include Best Costume, Ugliest. Free to enter: fortknox.maineguide.com. Regular Fort admission fees apply.
  • Maine Woodworking Expo 2016, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Andross Building/Cabot Mill, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. FMI: 547-3054, fesouthard@fairpoint.net.
  • 2016 Fine Art & Antique Auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Auction starts 11 a.m. all three days. Catalog at ThomastonAuction.com. Save your seat: 354-8141.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Steelin’ Thunder to Play at Chicken & Ribs Barbecue, 3-6 p.m., outdoor stage at Montpelier, Thomaston. Food by In Good Company chef Melody Wolfertz. Adv. tix $15 adults/$12 museum members/free under 12: knoxmuseum.org. $18/$15 at the door. Helps fund recent visit of The Moving Wall. FMI: 534-8062.
  • Auditions for Born Yesterday with Monmouth Community Players, 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday in Cumston Hall Theatre. Ray Fletcher directs the Garson Kanin play. You can reach him at fletcher.ray@yahoo.com.
  • Tower at Owls Head Lighthouse Open to the Public, 1-4 p.m. It will also be open Monday from 1-4 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco to Give Free Reading in Rockport, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. A signing of his book “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood” follows, hosted by Barnswallow Books and Maine Media Workshops + College.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • “Two Tents: Twenty-One Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Author Jim Haskell reads from his book about hiking all 2,200 miles of the trail in the final program of the library’s 2016 Maine Writers Talk About... series.
  • “The Ranger and the Reporter,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Author Tim Caverly presents his book about newspaper trainee Margaret Woodward and a secretive retired wilderness ranger. It’s a sequel to his book “Solace.”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31:

  • Talk in Rockland by Cobra Tracker, 5 p.m., Project Puffin Center, 311 Main St. 2015 Project Puffin intern Aubrey Alamshah talks about her adventures tracking cobras in Thailand for the past six months. Save your seat: 596-5566.
  • “Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast,” 6:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island on his new guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
  • Stories & Images from Malawi, 7 p.m., Sweet Tree Arts at Hope Corner. Argy Nestor, Lindsay Pinchbeck and Rob Pfeiffer tell stories and show images of their time in Africa, volunteering with Go! Malawi. Bring blanket/lawn chair; the free, all-ages talk will be outdoors, weather permitting. Refreshments served. Bring school, art, music supplies for Malawi schoolkids. FMI: SweetTreeArts.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • Talk on Historic Landscape Plan for Montpelier in Thomaston, 1 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Anne Perkins, co-chair of the museum’s Landscape Committee, discusses plan that took 10 years of research and includes heirloom vegetable and fruit gardens designed to teach people about Colonial plantings and methods. FMI: 515-480-1762.
  • BRLT Annual Meeting, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Boothbay Region Land trust holds it at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor. Tix required: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Free Talk on “Deconstructing the U.S. Immigration System,” 6-7:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Talk by attorney Stephen Bender, whose precedent-setting work in Miami involves the Cuban Adjustment Act. Prequel to 30th Annual Camden Conference on Refugees and Global Migration Feb. 17-19.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, Fri., Sept. 2, American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast. Community dance 6:30 p.m. $2 adults/$1 kids. Contradance 8 p.m. with Anadama playing traditional sounds of New England, Ireland, Quebec. $10 adults/$8 ages 13-20/$5 kids. FMI: BelfastFlyingShoes.org, 338-0979.
  • Boothbay Region Harbor Fest, Sept. 2-11. Schedule: boothbayharborfest.com.
  • Launch Party for “Maine on Glass” at Left Bank Books in Belfast, Sat., Sept. 3, 7 p.m. Free, public event to launch book on early 20th-century glass plate photography, co-authored by Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth, Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist Kevin Johnson and interpreter of historical images Bill Bunting. Save your seat: 338-9009, leftbank@myfairpoint.net.
  • Camden Windjammer Festival, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 2-4. Windjammer tours, lobster crate race, free kayak trips around Curtis Island, more. Free admission. FMI: CamdenWindjammerFesitval.org.
  • Nautical Dog Show, Sat., Sept. 3, 10 a.m., Camden Harbor Park. Presented by P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center as part of Camden Windjammer Fest. Multiple contests (from biggest ears to best nautical costume), plus agility show with pro handlers and their dogs. $5 to enter, with proceeds going to P.A.W.S. Enter at PawsAdoption.org or at event at 9:30 a.m.
  • 2016 Megunticook Triathlon, Sun., Sept. 4, Barrett’s Cove on Megunticook Lake, Camden. FMI: 594-2293, MegunticookTri@gmail.com.
  • 4th Annual Harbor Fest 5K Run/Walk & Half Marathon, Sun., Sept. 4, Boothbay Region High School. Registration: BoothbayHarborFest.com.
  • Camden Foreign Car Show, Sun., Sept. 4, noon-3 p.m., Chestnut Street. Mid Maine Sports Car Club invites owners of British and European sports and touring cars to enter ($5 members/$10 others) at mmscc.com.
  • Talk by Classic Yacht Model Maker, Sun., Sept. 4, 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Robert Eddy shows highlights of his career and details the complexities of model yacht making. Part of Camden Windjammer Festival.
  • 3rd Annual Bands for Books at Farm in Wiscasset, Sun., Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. The Wiscasset Public Library fundraiser will be at Marianmade Farm, a wedding host and lavender farm on Sheepscot River. Cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres by The Little Village Bistro, music by Downeast Brass Quintet, raffle for wine, art, cruise, more. $25 tix at library & at farm on party day.
  • Back to School Labor Day 5K and 1-Miler, Mon., Sept. 5, 9 a.m., Camden Hills Regional High School. Benefits Go! Malawi. Sign up at active.com.
  • Guided Tour of Hurricane Island, Weds., Sept. 7. Boat trip, tour of island – home to Hurricane Island Foundation Center for Science and Leadership – and lunch prepared with food grown there. $125 tix benefit Georges River Land Trust. FMI: GeorgesRiver.org, 594-5166.
  • Summer Soiree of Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation, Fri., Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m., at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast. Catering by Trillium, music by Flash! in the Pans, drinks by Marshall Wharf Brewing Company and Cellardoor Wines. $75 tickets should be purchased by Aug. 31: 921-6705, penbayhealthcare.org.
  • Knox Recovery Revolution Celebration, Fri., Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. Dance, silent auction, live auction (with fine paintings, jewelry, more), hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. $30 tix: BrownPaperTickets.com, 558-3525, and at the Samoset on party day.
  • Coach Tour of Four Organic Farms in Lincoln County, Sat., Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District tour of MOFGA-certified farms includes a fresh-from-the-garden lunch and narration about ecology, conservation & local agriculture. $45 tix: 596-2040, hildy@knox-lincoln.org. FMI: knox-lincoln.org/conservation-tour.
  • 17th Tour de Farms Bicycle Ride, Sat., Sept. 10. Rides of 45 or 65 miles through midcoast farmland with rest stops and courier service for any produce riders buy. Ends with barbecue at Morris Farm in Wiscasset. FMI: MorrisFarm.org.
  • 4th Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, Sat., Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden Public Library & Amphitheatre. FMI: MidcoastMakerFaire.com.
  • Tix on Sale for Common Ground Fair, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 23-25, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Advance tix holders save money and can go to the head of the line. FMI: mofga.org, 568-4142.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Mr. Moon & Leaky Boot Jug Band at Steamboat Landing in Belfast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Final free Belfast Summer Nights concert this summer. Bring chairs, blankets, picnics, dancing feet. No dogs.
  • Maine Pro Musica Brass Quintet, at Camden Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., Popular music for audiences of all ages. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics. Rain moves it into Camden Library. Free.
  • Vishten at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Canadian trio plays Acadian and Celtic genres fused with rock and indie-folk. $20 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com. $25 door.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Djump! Plays Informal Show and Jam Session, 5-7 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre. Local African drummers.
  • The New Shades of Blue at Rock City Cafe, 7-9 p.m., 316 Main St., Rockland. Old-time jazz, blues, originals.
  • Mixed-Music Duo: ZzCc at The Cannery at South Penobscot, 7 p.m. Montreal duo of Anoush Moazzeni and Sonia Paço-Rocchia perform compositions using augmented prepared piano, automated unconventional instruments, bassoon and live electronics. Admission by suggested donation of $5-$15.
  • Pianist Daniel Epstein to Play at Gala Concert in Bucksport, 7 p.m. Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society holds it at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center. Admission by suggested donation of $15. FMI: bacasmaine.org.
  • Mile Twelve at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m. The Boston band plays New England bluegrass and folk. $15. FMI: uccpa.unity.edu.
  • Free Concert by Singer-Songwriter Scott Simpson in Waldoboro, preceded by 7:30 p.m. reception at schoolhouse, followed by 8 p.m. concert at neighboring Saint Paul’s Union Chapel, 1055 Dutch Neck Road (3 miles off Route 32 South).
  • The Midnight Riders at Smokestack Grill in Camden, 9 p.m.-midnight. Soul, funk, Americana roots, blues, rock.
  • 15th Annual American Folk Festival for Three Days on Bangor Waterfront, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Full schedule: AmericanFolkFestival.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Maine Love of Recovery Music Fest in Walpole, gates open 1 p.m. at Clark’s Cove Farm, 107 Ridge Road. Rockers from top ’70s and ’80s bands perform. Free, public event. Rehab counselors on hand. FMI: RockersInRecovery.com.
  • Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why at Flatbread Company in Rockport, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Arkansas native and his cohorts will be at Cuzzy’s in Camden on Sunday to play a couple of acoustic sets, starting around 10 p.m.
  • Tuba Skinny at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m. The jazz ensemble brings their New Orleans sound. $15. FMI: uccpa.unity.edu.
  • Traditional Irish Session at Rock City Cafe, 7-9 p.m., 316 Main St., Rockland. Local musicians play traditional tunes during the informal evening.
  • “National Treasure” Bob Milne at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The boogie-woogie and ragtime pianist plays a “whole new round” of music & stories. $25 adv. tix: 633-5159, BoothbayOperaHouse.com. $30 door.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Soucy and Travis Cyr in Belfast, 8:30 p.m., Three Tides, 2 Pinchy Lane, Belfast. Garrett and Siiri Soucy’s songs, and Cyr’s cerebral Americana folk and roots. No cover. 21+ venue. FMI: FreeRangeMusicSeries.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Reggae Dance Party at The Pearl on Rockland’s Waterfront, 2 p.m. Maine band CatchaVibe will play.
  • Free Outdoor Concert in Belfast by The What Cheer? Brigade, 4 p.m. (gates open 3:30 p.m.), Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Waterfall Arts teams up with Free Range Music Series to celebrate 10 years in Belfast with free concert by the brass band that mixes Bollywood & Balkan, New Orleans jazz & hip-hop. Screen printing with Fast Food Prints. Appearance by Random Beats Street Band. FMI: waterfallarts.org.
  • Tuba Skinny at Schooner Landing Pub in Damariscotta, 4-7 p.m. They re-create the New Orleans sound of the early 1900s. FMI: schoonerlandingmaine.com, 563-7447.
  • Cindy Millar & By the Bay Trio in Rockport, 5-8 p.m., Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St., Rockport. Jazz on the mezzanine.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Vocalist Nora Cavin and Cellist Robin Lane in Warren, 4:30 p.m., Saint George River Café, 310 Main St. Classics from the American Songbook and gems by Ellington, Fats Waller, Holiday, others.
  • Tapestry Singers Need Tenors & Basses, Damariscotta/Newcastle chorus meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincoln Academy. Adult pros/amateurs welcome. Informal audition to check voice range and music reading skills. First rehearsal is Sept. 12. Chorus to perform Dec. 17 & 18. FMI: preston@LincolnAcademy.org.
  • MAMM Brass Jams, free jams open to brass players of all ages, at Maine Academy of Modern Music in Portland, 5:30-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 29-Sept. 2 (final jam may be held downtown for Portland’s First Friday Art Walk). FMI: maineacademyofmodernmusic.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31:

  • 2nd Annual Mini-Buskers Event in Bucksport, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Musicians of every sort will be playing along Main Street with their cases open for donations. FMI: BucksportWOM.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • Claudia Schmidt Opens Camden Library Coffeehouse Season, 7 p.m. The folk, blues, jazz singer with 19 albums accompanies herself with 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer. $12. Tix at library. Reservations: 236-3440, info@librarycamden.org.

COMING UP:

  • Low Lily at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, Fri., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. The string & vocal trio plays American folk. $20. FMI: uccpa.unity.edu.
  • The Piano Men: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel, Fri., Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Joe Boucher and his 9-piece band (PianoMenMusic.com). $25 adv. tix/$30 door. Coming on Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., Steep Canyon Rangers. $30 adv. tix/$35 door: 633-5159, BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • James McMurtry to Play Free Show in Union, Sat., Sept. 3, 2 p.m. He wraps up the Summer Concert Series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 175 Barrett Hill Road. All ages. Rain or shine. Gates open at noon. Bring chairs or blankets.
  • Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary Fame to Perform in Camden, at Camden Opera House, Sat., Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., during Camden Windjammer Fest weekend. Tix are $22 in adv./$25 at door/$16 ages 65+ and under 13. Coming to the Opera House on Sun., Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m., James Montgomery and the Nor’easters. The past member of the Allman Brothers Band plays. Charlie Farren opens. Tix $28 in adv./$30 door. FMI: CamdenOperaHouse.com.
  • Tix Now on Sale for Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Concert at the Strand, Rockland. The duo who wrote the music for Ken Burns’ PBS doc “The Civil War” perform Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. $20 adv. tix: RocklandStrand.com.

ONGOING:

  • Sunday Jams, 1:30-4 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • Monday Jams, 7-9 p.m., St. George Grange Hall, Wiley’s Corner, through Oct. 31. Country, gospel, folk, sea songs.

FILM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • “Shakespeare Live!” Brought Back for Additional Showing, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Recorded in Stratford-upon-Avon with stars Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen and others. $10.
  • Movie & Discussion of Health Care, 2 p.m., Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor. A segment of “Rx: The Quiet Revolution” is screened, followed by Dr. David Loxterkamp’s talk on how community health centers help patients achieve better health. Plus, update on launch of Boothbay Region Health Center. Free; donations taken.
  • “Dirty Dancing,” 6 p.m., Thursday Film Series, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Free.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: “Bad Moms,” “Café Society,” “Pete’s Dragon.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston: “Don’t Breathe,” “War Dogs,” “Ben-Hur,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Pete’s Dragon,” “Sausage Party,” “Suicide Squad,” “Jason Bourne,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Bad Moms.” FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Café Society.” FMI: 633-0438, HarborTheatre.net.
  • Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta: “Café Society.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series, Thomaston Library. Free; donations accepted.
  • “Wadjda,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Films at Belfast Library. Second in director Deepa Mehta’s “Elements” trilogy. Free.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • Almeida Live: Richard III, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. London’s Almeida Theatre screens the play starring Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. $10.

COMING UP:

  • “An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell,” Fri., Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. A First Friday Film, co-presented by the Farnsworth Art Museum, that details photographer Rosamond Purcells’ fascination with the natural world and her work that’s appeared in National Geographic and more than 20 published books.

ART

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Open galleries and other venues marked with streamers. Events include: Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St. Reception to open “Unspoken... from Nature to Abstraction,” with large works by George Mason & Leonard Meiselman. Talks by both artists at 6 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St. Jazz clarinetist Brad Terry will play, joined by 14-year-old jazz guitarist Asa Waldo. Luminarium Dance Company of Boston will dance throughout the village. FMI: WiscassetArtWalk.org.
  • Third of Three “Pizza and Painters: Meet the Artist” Gatherings, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Art Loft, Thorndike Building, Main Street, Rockland. Talk and demo by Cape Ann oil painter David P. Curtis, a frequent instructor at Coastal Maine Art Workshops. $15-$20 donation suggested.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Reception to Open Joint Exhibit by Siri Beckman and Nan Mulford, 5-8 p.m., Granite Gallery, Main Street, Tenants Harbor. Steve Lindsay will play jazz piano. Show hangs Aug. 25-31.
  • Reception to Open Group Show at Mars Hall Gallery, in Martinsville, from 6-8 p.m. The gallery wraps its summer season with “Under the Influence of Creativity,” featuring drawings, paintings, mixed-media pieces, abstracts, more. The Main Gallery features the third installment of “ART with ATTITUDE,” featuring art, crafts, antiques, collectibles. Both shows run through Oct. 10.
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, 5:30-8 p.m., Main Street and High Street, with more than a dozen open galleries, performances by character artist Scot Cannon, music by The Goods. Events include: Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. The Summer Stable Show with 17 artists including Dahlov Ipcar. Artists’ talks 4:3-5:30 p.m. with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Walking Commentary by Robin Jones, starts 6 p.m. at the Belfast Creative Coalition tent on Main Street. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
  • Paint Night at The Art Loft, Main Street, Rockland, 6-8 p.m. Experienced and new painters welcome. Tonight’s theme: “Livin’ on the Edge.” Learn color blending & texturizing techniques to make an abstract landscape using such tools as brayers & palette knives. Sign-up: ArtLoftRockland.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Artist’s Talk by John Winship in Rockland, 10 a.m., Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. He talks about the paintings in his solo show, which are based on old snapshots. They hang through Monday.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Open Studio Day at Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, in Jefferson, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists Susan Smith of Dover-Foxcroft and Thérèse Provenzano of Wallagrass open their studios and discuss their work. Musician Jamie Wood of Rockland performs on the lawn from noon-2 p.m. Free tea, coffee, and Stone Fox Creamery treats. Bring picnics and bathing suits for a swim in Damariscotta Lake.
  • Reception to Open “On Location: The Art of Pamela Fenwick,” 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Sanctuary Gallery in Rockland Congregational Church, Limerock Street, Rockland. Her Maine-inspired watercolors hang to Sept. 22.
  • Kathie Hills to Give Rug Hooking Demo in Waldoboro, 1 p.m., Waldoborough Historical Society, Main Street. Free and open to the public. Museum opens at noon, and has rugs and quilts on display.
  • Reception to Open “Lauren Henkin: Second Nature” at CMCA, 5-8 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Water St., Rockland. The Maine-based photographer’s work hangs to Oct. 23.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Summer Poetry Woodshed in Belfast, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays through September (no meeting Sept. 5) at Bell the Cat. Free guided gathering led by Joel Lipman and Ellen Sander. No need to RSVP; just show up with five copies of a poem and a writing implement.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • Free Weekly Wool Spinning Demos in Rockport, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Labor Day at Michael Good Gallery Annex, 325 Commercial St. Lori Schafer of WalkingWool Studio puts them on for curious kids & grownups.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • “Emissary” Opens at Chase’s Daily Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, 96 Main St. New work by Ben La Rocco, an instructor at Pratt Institute in New York. Reception and artist’s talk Sat., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. Show hangs through Oct. 23.
  • Reception for Pamela Grumbach in Tenants Harbor, 5-7 p.m. The Vinalhaven/Portland artist’s drawings and paintings hang at Jackson Memorial Library from Aug.18-Sept. 16.

COMING UP:

  • Reception to Open Art Exhibit and Multimedia Show at Belfast Library, Fri., Sept. 2, 5:30-8 p.m. Artists Diane Green-Hebert and Victoria Pittman and poet Carolyn Locke’s September Kramer Gallery exhibit and multimedia show. It will be on display throughout the month.
  • Reception to Open Group Show “From the Depths” in Rockland, at the new gallery 25 Oak Street. Abstracts by Katherine Aimone, Steven Aimone, Krisanne Baker, Ingrid Ellison. Gallery will be open 2-6 p.m. Sept. 3, 4, 5 and then 2-6 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays through September. FMI: katherine@25oak.com, 828-242-5833.

ONGOING:

  • Master Series Lectures at Maine Media Workshops, Rockport Opera House, Mondays and Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., all summer. Weekly details: MaineMedia.edu/events.
  • Thursday Afternoon Talks on Andrew Wyeth by His Nephew, Olson House, Cushing. David Rockwell speaks at 2 p.m. every Thursday through August.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “From the Smallest Leaf: Photographs by Koichiro Kurita,” through Sept. 11. “About Buildings,” through Jan. 8.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. “Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine,” celebrating 100 years of images used to show Maine’s unique qualities to the world, through Oct. 16.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Duncan Hewitt,” through September. “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York,” through Sept. 18.
  • University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Thomas Berding: Remnant States” and “Alisa Henriquez: The Constructed Body,” both through Sept. 10.
  • University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Gallery, Belfast. Penobscot Marine Museum exhibits “Through Her Lens: Women Photographers of Midcoast Maine, 1885–2015” and “Evolution of the Photographic Snapshot: 1888–2015,” both through Sept. 2.
  • Monhegan Museum of Art and History, Monhegan Light Station. “Islandia, Lawrence Goldsmith’s Monhegan,” through Sept. 30. $5 admission.
  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Messler Gallery, Rockport. “New Work by Faculty,” through Sept. 14. FMI: WoodSchool.org.

FOOD & SUPPERS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Egyptian Meal at Penobscot School in Rockland, 6 p.m. Reem AlQahtani of Cairo, mother of four students enrolled in English classes at the school, prepares koshary, moussaka, baba ghanoush, roz de laban and soubia. $35. Reservations required: penobscot.us, 594-1084.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Friendship Fire Department Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Hahn Community Center (next to F.D.), Route 97, Friendship. $15 haddock fish and chips to eat in or take out. All proceeds go toward Friendship Fire Boat & Equipment Fund.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Public Breakfast at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Final one this season.
  • Knox County Flying Club Pancake Breakfasts, 8-10 a.m. last Saturdays of the month through October, at clubhouse at Knox County Regional Airport, Owls Head. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee. $5. Benefits aviation in the midcoast. FMI: 230-2566.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • Megunticook Rowing Night at Flatbread Company, 5-8 p.m., 399 Commercial St. (Route 1), Rockport. A portion of every pizza purchase will go to the small, community-based nonprofit, whose members row on Megunticook Lake. Raffle prizes include a sail on schooner Olad.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31:

  • Family-Style Italian Feast at The Hub in Unity, 6:30 p.m. Chef Anders Tallberg of Roustabout in Portland serves multiple courses that make the most of late summer’s harvest. $40. BYOB. To reserve tix: MaineFarmlandTrust.org, 338-6575.
  • Dine at Hatchet Mountain Publick House in Hope to Benefit GRLT, portion of proceeds from dinners goes to Georges River Land Trust. Mention GRLT when you reserve: 763-4565.

COMING UP:

  • “Haddock Chowdah Suppah,” Fri., Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, Elementary School Road, Tenants Harbor. By donation for Ken and Lorna Hupper Grey of Port Clyde. Ken is hospitalized due to medical problems discovered after the couple totaled their truck.
  • Camden Windjammer Weekend Breakfast, Sat., Sept. 3, 7:30-10 a.m., Camden Public Landing. Camden Rotary Club serves all-you-can-eat blueberry pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee. $8 adults/$5 under 13. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Same day, same place, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.,West Bay Rotary Club’s Chowder Challenge. Taste up to 10 chowders from local chefs. Admission is $9 adults/$5 kids. Benefits WBRC’s civic endeavors and Windjammer Festival.
  • Mid-Coast Audubon Lobsterbake, Sat., Sept. 3, Hog Island Audubon Camp. Boats depart from Audubon dock in Bremen at 10 a.m. (for those who plan to hike before lunch) and at noon. Lobster, clams, potato, corn, onion, all baked over open fire and served at 1 p.m. Boat returns at 3 p.m. $40 includes meal & boat. Reserve by Aug. 27: sschubel@tidewater.net, 380-1370, or mail check to Seafood Sue, 12 Audubon Road, Bremen, ME 04568.
  • Free Spaghetti Supper at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast, Sat., Sept. 3, 5 p.m. With bread, salad, dessert. All welcome.
  • Food Journalism Writers’ Workshop with Well-Known Foodies, Sat. & Sun., Oct. 22 & 23, Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Rd., Damariscotta. Led by Holly Hughes, editor of the annual “Best Food Writing” anthologies, and Kathy Gunst, resident chef of the NPR show “Here and Now.” Saturday includes instruction, lunch with Hughes and Gunst, a reading by both, and a wine tasting ($200). Sunday includes individual 30-minute writing critiques by Hughes of samples submitted in advance ($25). FMI: amy@kefauverstudio.com, 380-1298.

ONGOING:

  • LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS: Belfast, Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (to end of October), Waterfall Arts parking lot. Live entertainment, crafts, vendors. Camden, Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon (to Nov. 19) and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. (to Sept. 28). Upper parking lot behind Knox Mill. Sign up for e-delivery of Camden Market News at CamdenFarmersMarket.org. St. George Grange, Wiley’s Corner, Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Interested vendors can call 372-8904. Union, Fridays 3-6 p.m., Union Common. FMI: UnionFarmersMarket.org. Waldoboro, Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. (to mid-September) at Cider Hill Farm, 777 West Main St. FMI: WaldoboroFarmersMarket.com.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Broad Cove Church Clothing Sale, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays through September, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing.
  • Craft Fair & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jura Hall, Finnish Congregational Church, St. George Road (Route 131), South Thomaston. Sponsored by Finnish American Society of Mid-Coast Maine. All items handcrafted. Finnish coffee bread and other baked goods on sale. Hot dogs & soda available at lunchtime, or buy a chicken pie to take home. Benefits Scholarship Fund.
  • Camden Public Library Book Sale, Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Most hardcovers are $2, paperbacks are 50 cents, CDs are $2.

COMING UP:

  • Tables Available at Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Great Event,” community yard sale, set for Sat., Sept. 10, at the library and Town Office, rain or shine. $35 for 10-by-15-foot space. Bring a table or rent one for an extra $5. FMI: StockstonSpringsLibrary.org, 567-4147.
  • Tables Available at Annual Fall Baby Fair in Belfast, set for Sat., Sept. 24, 8:30-11 a.m., at Troy Howard Middle School. $25 rental fee. FMI: 930-6713.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Sign-Up Now Open for Waldoboro Youth Soccer, Which Needs Volunteers, at Waldoboro Town Office weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Fri., Sept. 2, with final registration Sat., Sept. 3, 9-11 a.m. $25 Waldoboro kids/$35 others. FMI: WaldoboroMaine.org.
  • Sign-Up Now Open for Megunticook Rowing’s Junior Fall Program, for ages 13-18, open to novice and varsity rowers. Season runs 3-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Sept. 6-Oct. 21. FMI: MegunticookRowing.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • End-of-Summer Sleepover at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, starting at 6 p.m. Museum playtime, craft activities, movie, bedtime stories, pizza, and then breakfast and more play Sunday. $75 per child/$10 per chaperone. Sign-up: 596-0300, CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • “Dr. Seuss – UU Style,” First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland, 10-11 a.m. Sundays through September. For kids of all ages. Free. FMI: 594-8750.
  • Free Family Fun Day at Searsport Congregational Church, 8 Church St., noon-2 p.m. Free hot dogs, carnival games, back-to-school prizes, tattoos, face painting, cupcake walk, bounce house. Sunday School preview. FMI: 548-0327.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • 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: Let’s Draw a Maine Country Fair.

COMING UP:

  • 10-Week Cheer Tumbling Class in Waldoboro, hosted by Waldoboro Rec Department at Medomak Middle School, starting Sat., Sept. 3. For kids in K-12 of all ages and abilities, with no residency requirements. $110 per student. Register by Sept. 1. FMI: WaldoboroMaine.org, 832-5369.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Community Conversations on Knox County Opiate Addiction, hosted by Knox County Recovery Coalition. Union Masonic Lodge, Sennebec Road, Thurs., Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m. St. George Fire Station, 3 School St., Tues., Aug. 30, 7-9 p.m. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Tues., Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m. Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Thurs., Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. RSVP: 558-3525, knoxrecovery@gmail.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Kayak Paddle to Indiantown Island Preserve, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust office manager & kayaker Diane Gilman for a paddle that passes Miles and Spectacle Island preserves in the Sheepscot River before landing on Indian-town Island, where you can take a short hike. Paddle launches at Knickercane Boat Launch. Best for intermediate & advanced paddlers, Registration required: brlt@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Tails on the Trails at Ovens Mouth East, Fri., Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust for the dog-friendly hike. Dogs must be leashed. Meet at trailhead at end of Dover Road, Boothbay. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • State Sen. Chris Johnson to Hold Monthly Office Hours, the Senate District 13 pol will be at Waldoboro Library from 9-10 a.m.; Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta from 10:30 a.m.-noon; Treats in Wiscasset from 12:30-1:30 p.m. All welcome.
  • Open House at Waldoboro Building with Office Space for Rent, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The former home of Taction and New England 800 with its remodeled second floor is open to the public. FMI: 251Jefferson@gmail.com, 380-7419.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Meditation Workshop in Rockland, 10 a.m.-noon, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. With Dr. Laurie Ann Levin, author of “Life in Life.” FMI: 594-4523, info@adasyoshuron.org.
  • St. George Summer Chapel, 10 a.m., Long Cove, Tenants Harbor, Ecumenical Episcopal service with the Rev. Waite Maclin and organist Janeen Baker. FMI: StGeorgeChapel.me, 593-7834.
  • Camden Library Cyber Sunday, 2 p.m. All welcome. No need to sign up. This week: “Back to School: You’re in Charge with Parental Controls.”
  • Talk on Estate Planning at Stockton Springs Community Library, 2 p.m. Attorney Kevin Weatherbee gives the talk in the library’s lecture series Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs. Free. All welcome.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30:

  • BRLT Hike: Penny Lake Preserve, 10-11 a.m. Guided nature hike with Boothbay Region Land Trust at a different preserve each week. Free. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead off Route 27 in Boothbay harbor. FMI: 633-4818, thall@bbrlt.org.
  • Talk & Walk at Merryspring on Tending the Perennial Garden, noon. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer leads it at the Camden nature center. $5.
  • Community Conversation on Knox County Opiate Addiction at St. George Fire Station, 7-9 p.m. Hosted by Knox County Recovery Coalition. Reservations: 558-3525, knoxrecovery@gmail.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31:

  • Weskeag Walk Led by Biologist, 10 a.m. Friends of the Weskeag invite you to join Keel Kemper of Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at the Tyler Wildlife Management Area in South Thomaston. Meet at Buttermilk Lane pullover. FMI: 691-2120, newviv@roadrunner.com.
  • Campaign Kickoff for John Spear as State Rep in District 92, 6-8 p.m., Sandbaggers Café at Rockland Golf Course. The South Thomaston resident is running as a Democrat for House seat representing Cushing, Criehaven, Matinicus, St. George, South Thomaston, Thomaston. Light refreshments, door prizes. All voters welcome regardless of party affiliation.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:

  • Medicinal Plants Walk on Sears Island, 10 a.m.-noon. Friends of Sears Island host walk led by herbalist Steve Byers, who will discuss plant conservation, sustainable harvesting, dosage, and more. Free; open to the public. Meet at kiosk near island gate by 10 a.m. and wear hiking shoes. Bring water, snack, bug spray. Rain cancels. Weather updates: friendsofsearsisland.org, 975-3878.
  • Keep S’myelin MS Awareness Group to Meet, 11:30 a.m., Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland. Guest speaker will be Jaye Van Dussen of the Greater New England MS Society. FMI: 354-0285.
  • Free “Know Yourself” Class at The Art Loft in Rockland, Thorndike Building, 385 Main St., Suite 9, 6:30 p.m. Massage therapist Greg Smith intros a system that uses body awareness and gentle movements to help people learn more about themselves and better manifest wishes or intentions. Drop in or sign up. FMI: 542-5845, ArtLoftRockland.org.

COMING UP:

  • Fall Tennis at Midcoast Recreation Center Starts September 6, classes for all ages, abilities. FMI: midcoastrec.org.
  • “Tobacco Free with Hypnotherapy” Sessions in Lincolnville & Rockland, at Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road, on Tuesdays, Sept. 6-20, 5:30-7 p.m. At Knox Center Rockland Room, 6 White St., Wednesdays, Sept. 7-21, 5:30-7 p.m. $50 for each 3-part session. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.
  • Guided Nature Walk at Fernalds Neck Preserve in Lincolnville, Weds., Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Coastal Mountains Land Trust seasonal steward Randy Fein for the two-mile walk over gentle terrain. Free; appropriate for ages 8+. Meet at trailhead off Fernald’s Neck Road. FMI: CoastalMountains.org.
  • Learn to Dance the Rumba in Lincolnville, Wednesdays, Sept. 7-28, 6-7 p.m., Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road. $20 solo/$30 couples. Registration: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.
  • Belfast Area Job Fair, Thurs., Sept. 8, 2-7 p.m., Belfast Boathouse, Steamboat Landing. Firms taking applications include Athena, Bank of America, Tall Pines, Mathews Brothers, Servpro. FMI: BelfastChamber@gmail.com, 338-5900.
  • Data Breach Planning Workshop, for non-technology managers, Weds., Sept. 14, Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road, Wiscasset. Starts 7:30 a.m. and expected to end at noon. Led by experts from the FBI and private sector. $100 per seat for businesses and $75 for nonprofits. Tix must be bought in advance at EventBrite.com.
  • 2-Day Developmental Disability Advocacy State Conference, Tues. & Weds., Sept. 20 & 21, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Kingfield. For all people living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. FMI: SUFUmaine.org.
  • Camp Ray of Hope for Grieving Families Accepting Registrations, for 2016 fall session, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 23-25, at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine. FMI: hvwa.org, 873-3615, ext. 19.
  • 4-Day Timber Framing Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Fri.-Mon., Oct. 7-10. Micoast Conservancy hosts the hands-on workshop led by Master Timber Framer Bob Lear. $500 fee/$450 Midcoast Conservancy members. FMI: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.

ONGOING:

  • Speakers’ Corner at Chapman Park, (next to Rite Aid) in Rockland, Sundays 4-5 p.m. Inspired by Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner in London.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conversation Series on Dementia, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group in Hope, 2nd 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.
  • Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
  • 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 & 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • 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.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Knox and Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • 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, 1st 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.
  • 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.
  • Tuesday Book Club at Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. 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.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  • Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. Registration: 594-0940.
  • Station Maine Community Rowing, 9 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (through Oct.), Rockland Harbor. Adults can sign up and get assigned on a 32-foot Cornish pilot gig. FMI: 594-1478, athearn2@midcoast.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: ekendradenny@gmail.com, or leave message at 594-1694.