NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

  • Camden Garden Club’s 69th Annual Home & Garden Tour, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. $35 adv. tix available at many locations in and around Camden; $40 on tour day. FMI: CamdenGardenClub.org. Same-day annual public lunch at John Street United Methodist Church in Camden served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $12 for roast turkey and all-you-can eat salads, including macaroni, fruit, potato.
  • Taste for Place: Wine Tasting & Boat Cruise, 5-9 p.m., Newagen Seaside Inn, 60 Cape Newagen Road, Southport. Wine & food pairings, boat excursion to Linekin Bay Resort for more pairings. Coffee and dessert on return ride. $125 tix: 633-4818.
  • Salt Stage Live, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Live music, dance and other entertainment, plus art and artisan food and drink. $15 tix: SaltStage.com.
  • Lovers & Monsters, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. Two-woman “comedy cabaret musical” for one night only. $18 tix: CamdenOperaHouse.com, 536-5850. More about the show: LoversAndMonsters.com.
  • Maine State Music Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof Opens in Brunswick, 7:30 p.m., Pickard Theater on Bowdoin College campus. Runs to Aug. 6. Tix: msmt.org, 725-8769.
  • Old German Church & Cemetery Grounds Open Daily in Waldoboro, from 1-4 p.m. (unless rainy) through August. Free admission to the historic Route 32 church. Annual service 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 7.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • Florists’ Gardens Fifth in Belfast Open Garden Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Kathy and Law Fotterall’s 71 Bayview St. property in Belfast open to the public. $5 donation. FMI: 323-2368, BelfastGardenClub.org.
  • Benefit for Family of Diane Knight, 2-8 p.m., American Legion Hall, 335 Limerock St., Rockland. Potluck supper, cookie jar raffle, lawn sale tables & live auction to help family with expenses for Knight, who recently passed away from cancer. $10-$20 per family donation sug.
  • Friday Walking Tour of Camden, 4 p.m. Meet on Atlantic Avenue at library entrance. Free. Sign-up: 236-3440.
  • Beth Gutcheon Celebrates New Book, 7 p.m., Left Bank Books, Belfast. The best-selling novelist on “Death at Breakfast.” Free. Reservations: 338-9009.
  • Ghosts of Fort Knox Guided Tour, Prospect, 8-11 p.m. $20 tix: 469-6553. FMI: fortknox.maineguide.com.
  • Casablanca Presented by Everyman Repertory Theatre, parody of the movie, at Camden Opera House on July 22 & 23 and 29 & 30 at 7 p.m. FMI: 470-7066, CamdenOperaHouse.com.
  • The Humor Games, Young People’s Theater Camp Production at The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat., July 22 & 23 and 2 p.m., Sun., July 24. $6 suggested: 729-8584, TheaterProject.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • Maine Summer Adventure Race, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 can compete nonstop running, trekking, mountain biking, paddling, orienteering in 3- and 8-hour versions of race hosted by Midcoast Conservancy. FMI: MaineSummerAR.weebly.com.
  • Motorcycle Ride to Help Send Kids to Camp, starts with 8 a.m. registration and pancake breakfast at Big Moose Harley-Davidson in Portland, ends at Daddy O’s in Oxford for community lunch. Helps economically disadvantaged kids attend Camp Susan Curtis. No fee to register: SusanCurtisFoundation.org.
  • Walking Tour of Residential Historic District in Rockland, 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 Tues. or Thurs. from noon-5 p.m. to reserve. Next tour is Aug. 13.
  • “An Evening in Paris, Fete Francaise,” 6-9 p.m., Space @ No. 9, 9 Friendship St., Waldoboro. Highlights exhibit of oils depicting Paris by Shigeru Wakayama (hangs to Aug. 21). Wine and canapes served. Bring something French to eat/drink/share. Costumes encouraged; prizes given. FMI: 350-2633, tavern.events@outlook.com.
  • Seven Local Authors to Give Free Reading at Belfast Free Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Write This Way” features readings and a panel Q&A with Jacob Fricke, Danielle Bannister, R.J. Keller, Deborah Hughes, E.J. Fechenda, T.L. Manning, Katheryn Kiden. Some content intended for mature audiences.
  • “We Sustain Maine” Benefit Dance, 7 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Music by Blake Russo Band. Barbecue by Stone Cove Catering. Beer & wine on sale. Tix $10 in adv. (563-1363), $15 at door. Benefits Spectrum Generations.
  • Weekend Truck, Tractor and Commercial Vehicle Meet, Sat. & Sun., July 23 & 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. FMI: 594-4418, OwlsHead.org.
  • Civil War Re-enactors at Fort Knox in Prospect, Sat. & Sun., July 23 & 24. With the 20th Maine Company B, 15th Alabama, and two field cannons from 6th Marine Battery. Included with admission.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

  • Two Tours of Frances Perkins Homestead in Newcastle, both start at OceansWide parking lot, 44 Main St. 9 a.m. tour lasts 3 hours; with walk to Damariscotta River. 1:30 p.m. tour lasts 2 hours; only includes homestead. $22. Wear hat, sturdy shoes. Registration: 563-3374, FrancesPerkinsCenter.org.
  • Maine Open Farm Day 2016, with demos, displays, fresh farm products on sale, animals, walks, talks, samples at farms around Maine. FMI: GetRealMaine.com. Local events include: Brae Maple Farm, 233 North Union Road, Union, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Folk music by Playin’ Possum, garden tours, and talks on companion planting, building twig fences, making dye from plants, more. Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St. (Route 90), Rockport, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sample grilled Aldermere beef and veggies from Teen Ag garden, take the new StoryWalk along 1.4-mile Wellness Trail.
  • Tower at Owls Head Lighthouse Open to the Public, 1-4 p.m. It will also be open 1-4 p.m. Weds., July 27.
  • Author Arielle Greenberg Reads at City Drawers in Belfast, 4 p.m. From her latest book, “Locally Made Panties,” at the 105 Main St. lingerie shop. Free.
  • “Speaker’s Corner” at Chapman Park in Rockland, Main Street, Sundays from 4-5 p.m. Based on the one in London’s Hyde Park. FMI: 594-2565.
  • Seabird Sunset Cruise to Petit Manan Island, leaving Bar Harbor at 5 p.m. on Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company’s catamaran. Maine Coastal Islands Ntl. Wildlife Refuge staff and Friends of Maine Coastal Islands naturalists will serve as tour guides. Appetizers, wine and beer on the way out; auction on the way back. $50 tix: MaineSeaBirds.org or at the MCINWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5.
  • “Daredevil of the Skies: Captain Albert W. Stevens,” 7 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Free, public talk by Belfast Historical Society President Megan Pinette on the Belfast pilot’s exploits. She shows some of his 1923 aerial photos. FMI: BelfastMuseum.org, 338-9229.

TUESDAY, JULY 26:

  • “Capturing Maine Butterflies: A Photographic Quest,” noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Roger Rittmaster, author of “Butterflies Up Close,” tells where to find them and how to approach and photograph them. $5.
  • The Tempest Opens in Camden Amphitheatre, 6 p.m. The Camden Shakespeare Fetival will also feature The Comedy of Errors, opening July 29 in High Mountain Hall. Tix and show scheules: CamdenShakespeare.org.
  • Talk on What Melting Arctic Ice Means for Phytoplankton, 6 p.m., Café Scientifique series at Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay. Dr. Ben Twining on changes to the base of most marine food webs. Free, public. Livestreamed at Live.Bigelow.org.
  • Illustrated Talk on “The Allagash: A Wild Scenic River,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. By former State Park Ranger Tim Caverly, author of 7 books in Allagash Tails collection. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Guided Tour of UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17. Free 90-minute tour through labs where experiments are under way. No need to sign up; meet at circle driveway. FMI: dmc.umaine.edu, 563-3146.
  • Ceremony to Mark Lighthouse Keepers’ Graves in Southwest Harbor, 1:30 p.m., Mt. Height Cemetery. Public invited to ceremony to mark graves of four keepers who were members of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. FMI: LighthouseDigest.com/USLHSGraves.
  • Talk on “Decline of Forage Fish in the Gulf of Maine,” 5 p.m., Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St., Rockland. Karen Alexander on what the declines mean for rebuilding of seabird populations on Maine coastal islands. Save your seat: 596-5566.
  • “Changing Tacks: A Career at Sea,” 7-8:30 p.m., Sunset Seminar Series at Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bay View St. Michael Tolley on skippering Maine schooner Roseway and captaining merchant ships in troubled regions of the world. Free; donations benefit Youth Seamanship Program. FMI: CamdenYachtClub.org.
  • “An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz,” 8 p.m., Camden Opera House. the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz performs a cabaret-style show of standards, Broadway hits, Latin tunes. $28-$45 reserved seats: 536-5850, CamdenOperaHouse.com, or fee-free at Camden Town Office 9 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F. Package of Dinner/Concert/Meet & Greet with Arnaz offered by sponsor Camden Harbour Inn/Natalie’s Restaurant: 236-4200.

THURSDAY, JULY 28:

  • Church Tour Offered by St. George Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. See Port Clyde Christian Church, Port Clyde Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church at the Ridge. Brief histories of buildings and organizations at each stop. Meet at Town Office. Jim Barstow has offered transport on his shuttle bus. Free; donations taken. FMI: 372-8893.
  • Talk on “The Cultural Heritage of Rockland,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Illustrated talk by Ann Morris, Rockland Historical Society curator.
  • Camden Classics Cup, July 28-30. Three days of racing and festivities, slated to fall the weekend before Maine’s largest classic yacht race, the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. FMI: CamdenClassicsCup.com.

COMING UP:

  • Professional Gardener’s Home Sixth in Belfast Open Garden Days, Fri., July 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Emily Rogals’ gardens at 387 High St., Belfast, open to the public. $5 donation. FMI: 323-2368, BelfastGardenClub.org.
  • Sunset Dessert Cruise, Fri., July 29, 6:15-8 p.m. Elizabeth Ann cruises from Monhegan Boat Line dock in Port Clyde. $15 adults/$7.50 under 12. Benefits Naomi Chapter #25 OES. Reservations required: 372-0510. Rain date: July 30.
  • Firefighters Ball at Samoset Resort, Rockport, Fri., July 29, 8-11 p.m. Dance party for the community to celebrate Rockport’s 125th. Happy hour on the patio. Music by Creatures of Habit. Tix at Rockport FD, Town Office (236-9648), BrownPaperTickets.com.
  • 26th Annual SSCA Penobscot Bay Gam for Cruising Sailors, Fri. & Sat., July 29 & 30. With on-shore activities and a chance to learn more about SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Assn.) starting 11 a.m. Saturday at Sail, Power & Steam Museum in Rockland. FMI: 450-1933, sionnaketch32@gmail.com.
  • 7th Annual Lobster Roll 5K Run/Walk in Boothbay Harbor, Sat., July 30. Starts 8 a.m. at Boothbay Region High School. $25 adv./$30 race day. Registration: LobsterRoll5K.weebly.com.
  • Swan Island Family Field Day, Sat., July 30, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and wildlife hosts it on the Kennebec Rriver island, and provides equipment and instruction in fly fishing, archery, geocaching, ATVs, paddling, more. Ferry rides provided. $5 per person/$20 families. Registration required: http://bit.ly/swanislandfieldday16.
  • 2016 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, Sat., July 30, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The Route 1 bookshop hosts 36 Maine authors, who will sign and discuss their books. Updates at BeyondTheSeaMaine.com, Facebook.
  • Rockport’s 125th Community Parade, Sat., July 30, 1 p.m. Starts at Graffam’s Seafood Shack, finishes at old Rockport Elementary School site. Open to everyone. Sign up by noon July 26: 24mhall@gmail.com, 594-8047.
  • 3rd Annual Celebrate Unity Festival, Sat., July 30. Soap felting, free coffee & donuts at Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm at 9 a.m. Chicken barbecue, vendors, music at Field of Dreams 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Classic Car Rally at Depot at Village Crossing at noon. Free wine & cheese tasting at Younity Windery from 4-6 p.m. Kevin Libby concert at UCCPA ($20). FMI: unityMe.org.
  • Reading by Award-Winning Poet Rosa Lane in Belfast, Sat., July 30, 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St. From “Tiller North,” about growing up in a lobster-fishing family in Pemaquid. Free. FMI: 338-2006.
  • Auditions for Talley’s Folly Held by Everyman Repertory Theatre, Sat., July 30, 3-5 p.m., third floor of Camden Opera House. FMI: EverymanRep.org.
  • 2nd Annual Washington Community Auction, Sat., July 30, Washington Fire Dept., 42 Old Union Road. Silent auction 4 p.m. Live auction 6 p.m. Benefits several town organizations. FMI: WashingtonHistorical.org, Facebook.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum Gala & Auction 2016, Saturday evening, July 30, at Point Lookout, Northport. Dinner and dance with silent and live auctions. FMI: 548-2529, PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.
  • 25th Annual Hobbs Pond Swim at Hope Town Beach, Sun., July 31. Shallow-water swim of 800 yards for all ages. 9:30 a.m. sign-in. 10 a.m. whistle. Potluck follows at Hope Library. FMI: sailfish@tidewater.net, 763-3090.
  • Camden Snow Bowl Community Outdoor Day and Concert, Sun., July 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The whole family can sample kayaking, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, more. Concert at 2 p.m. with 50-piece Bangor Band and guest conductor Nancy Rowe of CHRHS. Bring blankets & chairs. Food trucks on-site. Sponsored by Ragged Mountain Recreation Foundation.
  • 8th Annual Our Town Belfast Street Party, Mon., Aug. 1 (or the next sunny day), 5-10:30 p.m., High and Church streets, from Main Street to American Legion Hall. All-ages party with carnival rides, food, music. FMI: 218-1158, OurTownBelfast.org.
  • Talk by Author of “Liberate Hawai’i!” at Camden Library, Tues., Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Jon Olsen on “Why Did Kennebec Valley Mainers Conspire to Overthrow the Queen of Hawai’i?”
  • Annual Merryspring Kitchen Tour, Weds., Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eight private midcoast kitchens (some with water views) with gourmet tastings at each. $30 adv. tix: 236-2239, info@merryspring.org. $40 on tour day.
  • Maritime-Themed Spelling Bee at Union Hall in Searsport, Thurs., Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m. Carver Memorial Library hosts the lead-up to Heritage Weekend. Teams of 3-5 can register ($25) at 548-2303. All proceeds benefit the library.
  • August 6 Deadline to Apply for 2016 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Contest, which takes place Fri., Aug. 26, at Union Fair. FMI: UnionFair.org.
  • Annual Washington Fun Run and 5K, Sun., Aug. 7, Prescott Memorial School. Registration opens 7 a.m. Fun Run ($1) starts 8 a.m. 5K ($5) starts after Fun Run is completed. Volunteers needed. FMI: 845-2900.
  • Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 12-14, Rockland waterfront. Gates open 10 a.m. daily. Admission is $12/free under 12. Full schedule: MaineBoats.com/boatshow.
  • 111th Camden High School Alumni Banquet, Fri., Aug. 12, Point Lookout Resort, 57 Atlantic Hwy. (Route 1), Northport. Aug. 5 deadline for $30 tix. Send check payable to CHS Alumni Assoc. to Sheila McFarland, 448 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849. Include year of graduation, maiden name, spouse/guest.
  • Crosby High School Reunion, Sat., Aug. 13, at Belfast Area High School. Coffee social 9 a.m. Meeting to share scholarship news 11 a.m. $22. Those who haven’t received an invite should contact Mary Gilman at 338-5516 or mjgilman47@gmail.com.
  • Union Fair Talent Show, auditions start Sat., Aug. 20, noon. Categories for ages up to 16, and 17 and older, with cash prizes. Singers, dancers, etc., sought. Enter by Aug. 15 at UnionFair.org. FMI: 712-1314, blackhat057@gmail.com.
  • 12th Annual Shipyard Cup and 1st Hodgdon Boat Owner’s Rendezvous, Boothbay Harbor, August 26-28. The Cup is open to sailboats over 70 feet. The Rendezvous is for boats built by Hodgdon in its 200 years. FMI: HodgdonYachts.com.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

  • Monday Night Jazz Orchestra on High Street in Belfast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free Belfast Summer Nights concert; donations taken. Bring chairs, picnics. No dogs.
  • Free Concert at Camden Amphi-theatre, 7 p.m. Camden Library presents Brass Quintet of Maine Pro Musica. Classical, jazz, pop. Bring blankets or chairs.
  • “Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Poetry Set to Music,” 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The Edna Project (spouses Liz Queler and Seth Farber and son Joey) blend folk, bluegrass, rock & jazz. With projections of Millay. $20 tix: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com.
  • Wolf Family Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Mozart, Brahms, Schumann by pianist Gilles Vonsattel, winner of Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, and Bay Chamber veterans violinist Geoff Nuttall and cellist Christopher Costanza, both members of St. Lawrence String Quartet, playing a café-style concert, “Liszt and Tchaikovsky Meditations,” at Union Hall, Rockport, Fri., July 22, 8:30 p.m. Tix for both: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823. Tix at door if available.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • Alex Smith at Rock City Cafe, 7-9 p.m. Traditional folk harmonies coupled with modern lyrics.
  • The Quebe Sisters at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. “Triple-threat fiddle champions.” $20 adv./$25 show day: boothbayoperahouse.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • State Street Traditional Jazz Band Concert at Rockport Opera House, 7 p.m. Legacy Rockport sponsors the early-New Orleans jazz concert to benefit Rockport Public Library. $12 tix at Rockport Town Office, Rockport Public Library, BrownPaperTickets.com.
  • The Rusty Hinges in Cushing, 7-9 p.m., Cushing Historical Society Barn, behind the Meeting House, off Pleasant Point Road. Folk, oldies, country, contemporary tunes to support CHS.
  • Novel Jazz Septet in Bristol Mills, 7 p.m., Bristol Mills Congregational Church, Route 130. They play Ellington and Strayhorn standards and lesser-known compositions. $15 adults/$7 under 12.
  • “Yellow Brick Road” Tribute to Elton John, 7-9 p.m., Penobscot Narrows Observatory. Concert with light show. $10 adults/$5 under 12. Beer & wine on sale. FMI: fortknox.maineguide.com.
  • Male Chorus Chanticleer at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m.. Grammy-winning 12-man chorus performs pieces from Mahler to Monteverdi. $30 adv. tix/$35 show day: 633-5159, BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • DaPonte String Quartet Series II, “Then and Now,” July 23-Aug. 13 in Richmond (short version), Stonington, Tenants Harbor, South Bristol, Harpswell, Boothbay, Chebeague Island. Three works: premiere of Rocco Havelaar’s Quartet No. 3, Bach’s Three Contrapuncti, Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F Minor Op. 80. Full schedule: DaPonte.org, 529-4555.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

  • Country Music in Woolen Mill Park, Warren, 2-4 p.m. Robie Littlehale and his father, Bob Littlehale, perform. Bring chairs or blankets.
  • Moose Mountain Jazz Band in Boothbay Harbor, 2 p.m., St. Andrews Village, 145 Emery Lane. Traditional Dixieland. Audience requests welcome. Free, public show, but RSVPs help with refreshments planning: 633-0920.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Irish Folk Group The High Kings at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. All-ages tix are $25 adv./$30 show day: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159.

THURSDAY, JULY 28:

  • Frets & Fingers, Bennett Konesni & Friends at Steamboat Landing Park, in Belfast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free Belfast Summer Nights concert; donations taken. Bring chairs, picnics. No dogs.
  • The Ennis Sisters Perform at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The trio sing Maritimes and Celtic tunes, step dances, plays instruments. $17 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159.
  • Bay Chamber Concerts Presents “Follies and Fantasies,” 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Program for strings, piano and oboe. Tix: 236-2823, BayChamberConcerts.org.

COMING UP:

  • Annual Candlelit Baroque Concert at Union Hall in Rockport, Fri., July 29, 8:30 p.m. Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts Tix: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823.
  • Locavore Festival, Sat., July 30, 2-10 p.m. Cider Hill Farm, 777 Main St., Waldoboro. Six music acts, including Muddy Ruckus. Arts & crafts & food vendors. Bring chairs, blankets, frisbees, soccer balls. Tix: $12 through July 24 at Brown Paper Tickets, Narrows Tavern. $15 at gate/free under 15.
  • Maine Pro Musica Celebrates 125th Anniversary, Sat., July 30, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. All-ages concert of American favorites. $25 adults/$10 students. FMI: MaineProMusica.org.
  • Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival in Bangor, Sat., July 30, 1-10 p.m., featuring Taj Mahal. $25 adv./$30 festival day/$50 VIP with preferred seating. FMI: i95rocks.com.
  • Walk the Moon at Thompson’s Point, Portland, Tues., Aug. 2, 6 p.m. $36 adv./$40 show day: 800-745-3000, StateTheatrePortland.com.
  • Hope Haitian Choir to Perform, Thurs., Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., Celebration Life Family Church, 3 Cross St., Rockport. Choir of 15 kids and 5 accompanying adults from Haiti perform original songs and other pieces. Free-will donations taken. FMI: HopeHaitian.com.
  • Maine Lobster Festival Headliners, at Rockland Harbor Park. Diamond Rio plays Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. Smash Mouth plays Sat., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. $25 per show includes MLF admission and seats in front of the stage: MaineLobsterFestival.com.
  • Multimedia Presentation on Bach by Guitarist Steven Hancoff, Sun., Aug. 7, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. “From Tragedy to Transcendence: Bach, Casals & the Six Suites for Cello Solo.” $20 general admission. Also at the Strand, An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music with the Don Campbell Band, Thurs., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. $18 adv./$20 door. FMI: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com.
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Strand in Rockland, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. $35 adv./$40 show day. Also coming to The Strand, The Robert Cray Band on Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. $65 general admission. Guitarist Leo Kottke on Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. $35 adv./$40 show day. FMI: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com.

ONGOING:

  • Sunday Jams, 1:30-4 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. Bring your voice or instrument, or come listen. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • Monday Jams, 7-9 p.m., St. George Grange Hall, Wiley’s Corner, Through Oct. 31. Country, gospel, folk, sea songs. Free; donations help pay hall fee.

FILM

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

  • Free Screening of “My Way to Olympia,” 6 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Library. 2013 documentary on international Paralympics.
  • NT Live Encore Series: “The Audience,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Starring Helen Mirren.
  • “Vintage Vault Rarities,” 7 p.m., Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St., Bucksport. Sampling of seldom-seen films made in Maine and northern New England, shown as part of Northeast Historic Film’s 17th annual symposium. Free; donations taken.

FRIDAY, JULY 22 – THURSDAY, JULY 28:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: “Star Trek Beyond,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Secret Life of Pets.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston: “Lights Out,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” “Finding Dory,” “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “Hillary’s America,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.” FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Star Trek Beyond.” FMI: 633-0438, HarborTheatre.net.
  • Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta: “Music of Strangers.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Maggie’s Plan.”

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • “Triple Agent,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series, Thomaston Library. Free; donations accepted.
  • “The Graduate,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Library. Free.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • “From Stump to Ship,” 4 p.m., Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St., Bucksport. 1930 film made by the president of Machias Lumber Company, shown as part of Northeast Historic Film’s 17th annual symposium. Free; donations taken.

MONDAY, JULY 25:

  • “Mary Poppins,” 8:15 p.m., Monday Movie in Camden Amphitheatre, presented by Camden Public Library. Free. Bring blankets or chairs.

TUESDAY, JULY 26:

  • “Transfigured Night: A Conversation with Alphonso Lingis,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Free screening is fourth in Camden Philosophical Society’s 2016 Film, Lecture & Discussion Series.

THURSDAY, JULY 28:

  • “Shakespeare Live!” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 2 p.m. Hi-def film recorded at Stratford-Upon-Avon with performances by Judi Dench, Ian Mc-Kellen and others. Also: 7 p.m. at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater.
  • Reception, Two Films on Maine Artists, Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Reception 6 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. showing of Maine filmmaker Richard Kane’s films on Maine artists Jon Imber and Joseph Fiore. Q&A with Kane, painter Jill Hoy, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery Director Anna Abaldo.

COMING UP:

  • Volunteers Needed at 12th Annual Camden International Film Festival, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland from Sept. 15-18. Learn about volunteer benefits at CamdenFilmFest.org/volunteer.

ART

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

  • Reception for Betsy Abbott’s “Sheer Wild Wonder” Quilt Show, 2-4 p.m., Lupine Gallery, 48 Main St., Monhegan Island. Show hangs July 16-23.
  • Renowned Watercolorist Mel Stabin to Give Demo & Lecture in Rockland, 5-7 p.m., The Art Loft. With wine, pizza, mingling. Demo at 5:30 p.m. Door prize of a Stabin painting. Suggested donation $10-$20. FMI: ArtLoftRockland.org, 594-4813.
  • Reception for Lydia Kaeyer, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Her show of coastal watercolors on display July 19-Aug. 21.
  • Fiber Artist at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Route 1, Searsport. Maryly Matthewman is Artist in Residence through July 23. Bring knitting needles. She’ll provide yarn and help you start a small project. FMI: 548-6059, SearsportShores.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, pop-up art tents, live dance and music, more than 20 galleries open 5:30-8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Events include:
  • Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., 5-8 p.m. Opening reception for “Metamorphia: Systems of Emergence,” a multimedia show by Susan Camp, Clint Fulkerson, Gene Felice.
  • Reception to Open Robert Neuman’s “Ship to Paradise” Exhibit, 5-7 p.m., Maine Seacoast Mission, 127 West St., Bar Harbor. The late artist’s surrealist illustrations for an edition of “The Ship of Fools” hangs July 22-Sept. 9. Art historian Carl Little gives a lecture on Neuman on Weds., Aug. 24, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Reception for “Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live!,” 5-8 p.m., Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth. She’ll be painting outside the gallery throughout July and will be ready to chat about her work.
  • Dual Reception at Mars Hall Gallery in Port Clyde, 6-8 p.m. “Leo & Company” features artwork and letters of Leo Brooks (1909–1993) and Elaine Reed, who painted with him on Monhegan for 12 years. “ART with ATTITUDE” showcases fine antiques and collectibles and works by multiple artists. Both shows run to Aug. 21.
  • “Garden Party” Paint Night at The Art Loft in Rockland, 6-8 p.m., 385 Main St., Suite 9. Karen Olson shows beginners how to paint one step-by-step. $35 includes materials and snacks. Registration: ArtLoftRockland.org. Drop-ins accepted if space permits.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • Summer Open House at Michael Good Gallery Annex in Rockport, Route 1, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gallery managers and artists on hand to discuss their work. Multimedia pieces. Jewelry sale. Refreshments.
  • Grand Opening of NoRo Gallery in Rockland, 5-7 p.m. It’s at 16 Brewster St. (parking and entrance on Cedar Street). With an exhibit by Peter Davis, Annie Bailey, Jason Goodman. Hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. FMI: 701-1307, pete@norogallery.com.
  • Maker Meetup at Steel House, 5-7 p.m., 711 Main St., Rockland. Meet other local makers and learn about becoming involved in Midcoast Mini Maker Faire set for Sat., Sept. 10, in Camden. Light snacks and soft drinks provided. BYOB.
  • “Afloat” Opens at Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing, Camden. Marine oils by Todd Bonita, Jonathan McPhillips, Kirk McBride. It runs through mid-August.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

  • “Birds and Being,” Kat Logan Art Show & Piano Concert, 5-7 p.m., Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main St., Warren. FMI: KatLoganArt.com.

MONDAY, JULY 25:

  • 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: Beach Roses by Marshall Point Light.
  • Talk on “Healing the Heart Through Writing,” noon-1 p.m., Destination Wellness Series at Belfast Free Library. Kathrin Seitz gives the talk.
  • 2016 MFA Summer Lecture Series at Maine College of Art, 5:30 p.m., Osher Hall, Portland. All lectures are free, open to the public. This one features performance artist Ann Hirsch, whose YouTube videos got more than 2 million views. RSVP on MECA’s Facebook page. FMI: 699-5010.
  • Summer Poetry Woodshed in Belfast, Mondays 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Bell the Cat. Free guided gathering led by Joel Lipman and Ellen Sander. Runs through September. No meeting Aug. 1, Sept. 5. No need to RSVP; just show up with five copies of a poem and writing implement.

TUESDAY, JULY 26:

  • 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.
  • “Conceptions of Andrew Wyeth from the Mistaken to the Absurd,” 6 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum. Talk by James Duff, former director of Brandywine River Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. Free. First-come, first-seated.
  • Benefit Sale of Handcrafted Items, July 26-Aug. 3, Barbara Prey Projects, Main Street, Port Clyde. Notebooks, rings, scarves, aprons made by Thai girls and women for Child Rights Protection Centre’s shelter for girls in Thailand.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Opening Reception for “Art at the Grill,” 4-5:30 p.m., Damariscotta River Grill. Works capturing summer in Maine by Kimberly Traina, Susan Pecora, Susan Zimmerman. Show runs through Sept. 12.
  • Reception for Susan Williams and Patrisha McLean 5-7 p.m., Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport. Paintings by Williams and photos by McLean, plus a RAYR Wine tasting, 67 Pascal Ave. Portion of sales benefit Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House. Through Aug. 24.

THURSDAY, JULY 28:

  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Shops & galleries open, French-style outdoor market, art demos, live music. Look for streamers, maps around village. Events include:
  • Sylvan Gallery, 49 Water St. Opening reception for show of paintings by Stan Moeller of York. Work by gallery’s 17 other artists also on display. Moeller’s show on display through Aug. 28.

COMING UP:

  • Opening Reception for “The Maine Scene” at River Arts, Fri., July 29, 5-7 p.m., 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. Show juried by Bruce Brown, co-director of Pho-Pa Gallery in Portland. Through Sept. 1.
  • Opening Reception for “Three Visions” at Granite Gallery, Fri., July 29, 5-8 p.m., 68 Main St. (Route 131), Tenants Harbor. Paintings by Otty Merrill, Alicia Hammatt, Chris Moses. Through Aug. 2.
  • 39th Annual Pine Tree Quilters Show, Fri.-Sun., July 29-31, Augusta Civic Center. Over 600 quilts, Merchants’ Mall, demos, lectures, more. $10 per day; $15 for multi-day pass/under 10 free. FMI: MaineQuilts.org, 216-7358.
  • “Drawing with Thread: Hand Embroidery by Megan Little,” at Rising Tide Community Market’s Cafe Gallery, Damariscotta, Aug. 1-27. Opening reception Fri., Aug. 5, 4-6 p.m.

ONGOING:

  • Master Series Lectures at Maine Media Workshops, Rockport Opera House on 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, 2017.
  • 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. Free admission.
  • 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. Free.
  • 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, JULY 21:

  • Wine Tasting to Benefit Waldo County Humane Society, 5-7 p.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1, Stockton Springs. Chateau La Paws from Central Distributors is featured wine, which supports no-kill shelters. Light appetizers.
  • “Refreshing Summer Drinks” Class in Rockland, 5:30-7 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. $5. You must register: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Authentic Saudi Arabian Meal at Penobscot School in Rockland, 6 p.m. Fish kabsa, Saudi salads, baboussa for dessert. $35 per person. Reservations required: penobscot.us, 594-1084.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • Public “Camp” Breakfasts in South Thomaston, 7-9 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 19, People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St. $8 adults/$4 ages 5-12/$20 families. Supports scholarships for kids to attend summer church camps.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • Public Breakfast at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays (except Aug. 13) through August.
  • Chicken Barbecue at Hope Corner Fire Station, 475 Camden Road, 5 p.m. $10 for half chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, roll, drink, dessert. FMI: HopeChief@gmail.com.
  • Warren Square & Compass Club Community Steak Supper, 5-7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Route 90, Warren. FMI: 236-4585.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

  • Class on Making Cold, Dairy-Free Shakes, 2 p.m., Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St., Rockland. Learn how to make kid-friendly, vegan shakes. Free, but register: 594-8822.

MONDAY, JULY 25:

  • “Refreshing Summer Drinks” Class in Belfast, 5:30-7 p.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s ground-floor classroom. $5. You must register: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • “Midsummer Night’s Dream: Farm-to-Table Culinary Adventure,” 6 p.m., Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville. Cocktails, dinner with wine pairings by Chef Melody Wolfertz. $125 tix: 594-5095. Proceeds benefit Trekkers.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Public Chicken Pie Supper, 5:30 p.m., Peoples’ United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St., South Thomaston. With salads, desserts, more. $8 adults/$4 kids.

COMING UP:

  • Pop-Up Retro Ice Cream Shoppe at Good Tern Co-op, Rockland, Sat., July 30, 2 p.m. Cones, root beer floats at 1950s prices until supplies run out, and tours of the now 36-year-old co-op. Also, No-churn ice cream demo Sun., July 31, 2 p.m.
  • “Vino Volo: A Taste of Italy,” Sunday afternoon, July 31, at Rockland home of Sheri Jorden of The Wine Seller and her husband, Bob. Wicked Wines, Dalla Terra Wines, chacuterie prepared by the Jordens, hors d’oeuvres prepared by In Good Company. Benefit for GRLT. $55/$45 GRLT members: georgesriver.org, 594-5166.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

  • Garden Pest Workshop at Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland, 2-4 p.m. Entomologist Karen Coluzzi talks with kids in the Pizza Growers’ Community Garden at the museum, 75 Mechanic St. No admission required to participate.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • Hardcore Hula-Hooping for All Ages at Belfast Free Library, 3 p.m. Part of Free Fun Fridays in the library’s summer reading program. Free; open to all. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 24.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • Free Program of Storytelling, Music and Dance at Cushing Library, 10 a.m. Jan Zimmerman leads the family program, open to the public.
  • Kids’ Health & Movement Program at Rockland Public Library, second of three Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Staff will be jumping, dancing and playing with kids as a part of 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! childhood obesity prevention program.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

  • “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.

MONDAY, JULY 25:

  • Monotypes for Children, Midcoast Printmakers, 505 River Road, Newcastle. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Kids will use a press to make prints that go home framed. $25. Sign-up: 563-7100.
  • “Building with Bella: Shop Skills and Making Stuff,” woodworking class for girls 10-13, led by Isabella Pierson July 25-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $285. FMI: 594-1800, Apprenticeshop.org.
  • Free VBS at Crossroads Community Baptist Church, 2266 Lincolnville Road, Lincoln-ville. “Deep Sea Discovery” Vacation Bible School, for 3-year-olds to sixth-graders, July 25-29, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Summer VBS at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast. “The Story of Noah’s Ark” Vacation Bible School from July 25-29, 5-8 p.m. Light supper, crafts, games. FMI: 338-5575.

TUESDAY, JULY 26:

  • Rockport Library Summer Reading Program Ends with Boat Trip, 3:30 p.m. Kids can take a quick ride around the harbor on the harbormaster’s boat. Free. All welcome. Kids must bring a PFD to ride. FMI: bodgren@rockport.lib.me.us, 236-3642.
  • 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: Classic Maine Scenes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Babysitter Training Course, Damariscotta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., LincolnHealth Education Center, 66 Chapman St. For kids 11-14: bring lunch & snack; no electronics or phones. Certificate issued upon successful completion. $49. Registration: 563-2811, clc.MaineAdultEd.org.
  • Babes in the Woods at Hendricks Head Preserve, 10-11 a.m. Nature walk for babies, toddlers, older siblings and caregivers with Boothbay Region Land Trust. This week: “Rotting Logs.” Free. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead off Beach Road, Southport. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

COMING UP:

  • Milkweed Puppet Theater Performs Two Roses and a Burly Bear, Sat., July 30, 10:30 a.m., Appleton Library. New Appleton arrival Nancy Tyndall puts it on. FMI: 785-5656, AppletonLibraryJane@gmail.com.

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.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • Warren Square & Compass Club Community Fair, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Masonic Hall, Route 90, Warren. Tables are $15. FMI: 236-4585.
  • Searsmont Town Library Book & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cookies, pies, cakes, local honey, thousands of books, “Grandma’s Attic” yard sale, silent auction with 100 items.
  • St. Giles Episcopal Church Book Sale and Coffee & Pastry Café, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in parish hall, 72 Gardiner Rd. (Route 126), Jefferson. Large selection, including quilting books.
  • 2-Day Antiques Show & Sale at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, Sat. & Sun., July 23 & 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Cam-Rock Historical Society sponsors its 36th annual show with multiple vendors from New England and a show of vintage quilts, clothing, artifacts. “Churn Dash” quilt raffle benefits CRHS.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Daylily Sale at 62 Washington Street in Camden, 9-11 a.m. Proceeds benefit programs at the assisted-living home.

COMING UP:

  • Tag Sale at Rockland Rec Center, Sat., July 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church holds the sale of furniture, household items, kitchen goods, toys, collectibles, more. FMI: 236-1092.
  • Maine-ly Harmony Fundraiser Yard Sale in Palermo, Davis residence, Route 3, Sat. & Sun., July 30 & 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: 582-5523.
  • Donations Sought for Morrill Fire Department Bake & Yard Sale, Sat., Aug. 6, 8 a.m. Auction 10 a.m. Item pickup: 342-2129.
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors Welcome at 2nd Annual Flavor Fair, Sat., Aug. 6, 2-6 p.m., Rockport Marketplace, 461 Commercial St. (Route 1). All types of artistry welcome, including jewelry, leather goods, soaps, cheeses, wool and fiber arts, sculpture, photos, paintings. This year’s fair raises funds for P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter. $25 by July 1; $35 thereafter: ResaSings@gmail.com.
  • Vendors Welcome at Rockport Fine Craft Show, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 13 & 14, at Samoset Resort. Booth info: 589-3165, sfloten@juno.com.
  • Donations Sought for Rockland Library’s 2nd Annual Bag & Tag Sale, Sat., Aug. 20. Tax-deduction receipts available. Item pickup (or to volunteer): 593-7112, jamesschaden@yahoo.com; 975-3946, becalbright@roadrunner.com.

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-Sept.) at Cider Hill Farm, 777 West Main St. July 22: Free 4 p.m. talk on “Growing and Using Lavender” by Lorie Costigan of Glendarragh Lavender Farm. Bubbles, flower crowns in kids’ area. FMI: WaldoboroFarmersMarket.com.
  • Useful Clothing Sale: Upstairs, Saturdays 7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Rd., Cushing.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

  • Journey to Health Walking Club: Little River Trail in Belfast, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free walk meets at Walsh Field, Route 52. All welcome. FMI: 921-3950.
  • Outdoor Yoga Series on the Farnsworth’s Homestead Lawn, Elm Street, Rockland, four Thursdays, starting July 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Led by Rachel Nixon. $50 suggested donation for all four/$15 drop-in. Registration appreciated: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • “Second Hand Prose,” Wiscasset Library used book room eopens, 1 p.m. Remodel by inmates at Two Bridges Regional Jail.

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

  • Invasive Plant Patrol Paddle, 9 a.m.-noon. Leaves from Damariscotta Lake State Park at 8 State Road, Jefferson, led by Roberta Hill of Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. You must register: 783-7733, vlmp@mainevlmp.org.
  • Tails on the Trails: Porter Preserve, 10-11 a.m., Kimbaltown Road, Boothbay. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome. Fourth Fridays at a different preserve for 1-mile hike that meets at trailhead. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Free Stretch-Around Classes in Belfast, Mondays & Fridays to July 29, 1-2 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St. Designed to include older adults and those with physical limitations. With Matter of Balance, Chair Yoga, Brain Gym. Drop-in class.

SATURDAY, JULY 23:

  • Three-Part Arabic Language and Culture Series, Penobscot School, Rockland, Saturdays, July 23, Aug. 6 & 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon. English Immersion students from Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Egypt lead a session and make a traditional dish. $47.50 per session/all three $125. Registration required: Penobscot.us, 594-1084.

SUNDAY, JULY 24:

  • St. George Summer Chapel at Long Cove in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. Ecumenical Episcopal service with the Rev. Richard Greenleaf and Hynd family musical group Playin’ Possum. FMI: StGeorgeChapel.me, 593-7834.
  • “Intro to 3D Printing,” 2 p.m., Cyber Sunday at Camden Library. Free. All welcome. Call to sign up: 236-3440.

MONDAY, JULY 25:

  • Talk on Maine’s Tidal Marshes, 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Free, public talk by Bud Warren on how they filter pollution, act as a buffer against floods and erosion, and provide home for many species. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Talk on 1699 Treaty of Mere Point, 7:30 p.m., The Contented Sole Restaurant, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, off Route 130, New Harbor. Don Ashton on treaty ending King William’s War in Maine and the people present at the signing. $5/free for Friends of Colonial Pemaquid. Dinner Special starts 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 26:

  • Hike at Linekin & Burley Preserves, Boothbay Harbor, 10-11 a.m. Guided nature walk with Boothbay Region Land Trust. Free. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead off Ocean Point Road, Boothbay. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Lung Health Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. (last Tuesdays of every month), Pen Bay Med Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, in Pulmonary Rehab Ed Room. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Leer y Charlar, 1 p.m., Camden Library. Read & chat group for Spanish proficient.
  • Journey to Health Walking Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fitness Trail at Pen Bay Med Center, Free, public drop-in walk. Meet outside Pen Bay Urology, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27:

  • “Is Your Business Ready for the New Overtime Rule?” Breakfast Program, Farmstead Conference Center, 399 Commercial St., Rockport. Continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. Program by Sarah Newell of Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law from 9-10:30 a.m. $20/$10 members of Pen Bay Region Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by July 22: 596-0376.
  • Free Yoga on the Beach at Sears Island, 10-11:15 a.m. Missy Hatch leads adults and attentive kids. Park on Sears Island Road causeway (off Route 1). Meet at kiosk near island gate by 10 a.m. Bring towel and water. No pets. FMI: 975-3878, FriendsOfSearsIsland.org.
  • Lunch & Learn on New Wage & OT Rules for Home Care Workers, Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St,. Damariscotta. Laura Fortman of U.S. Dept. of Labor tells people who employ home health care workers how the new rules work in a free talk at noon. For lunch at 11:15 a.m., reserve by noon on July 25: 563-1363.
  • Waldoboro Adult Coed Fall Softball League Info Meeting, 5 p.m., Waldoboro Town Office. Anyone who wants to enter a team is encouraged to attend. Registration form and $200 due by Aug. 8. Then each player pays $20. Games run twice a week from late August to early October. FMI: WaldoboroMaine.org.
  • SUP for Beginners, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Shirt Tail Point, Megunticook River, Route 105, Camden. Maine Sport Outfitters teaches stand-up paddleboarding. $20. You must register: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 28:

  • Camden Area Senior Citizens to Meet, 10 a.m., Masonic Lodge at Simonton’s Corner. Guest speaker Bill Packard. Lunch follows. Bring a friend or two.
  • St. George Death Café, 5-7 p.m., 1012 River Road (Route 131). Free. All welcome. Tea and cake served. RSVP sienikeha@gmail.com. FMI: SoulMilkHealingArts.com/death-cafe.

COMING UP:

  • “No Bees, No Berries” Hike in Appleton, Fri., July 29, 4 p.m. Learn about pollinators and Maine blueberries on a free walk along Appleton Ridge led by Prof. Francis Drummond. Park at gravel lot near Perry’s Pond. FMI: 594-5166, GeorgesRiver.org.
  • Annual Women and Our Woods Workshop in Jefferson, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sat., July 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Designed for woodland managers working for others or managing a family woodlot. $45 includes lunch/$40 members of Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, Maine Farmland Trust/$25 students. Some scholarships. FMI: news@MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.
  • 2 Days of “Beef Basics” Workshops, Sat. & Sun., July 30 & 31. Aldermere Farm, Rockport. For farmers who have beef cattle or those looking to get started. Covers lambing, plus fitting demo by expert Kirk Stierwalt. FMI: Aldermere.org. Registration: jlucas@mcht.org.
  • Appleton Historical Society to Meet, Mon., Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Appleton Meetinghouse, 2875 Sennebec Road. Speaker: Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s Christi Mitchell.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group to Explore Benefits of Music, Tues., Aug. 2, noon-1:45 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Jeff Weinberger of Bay Chamber School of Music in Rockport on physical and emotional benefits of music for those with Parkinson’s. Free. Open to all members of Parkinson’s community. FMI: 594-1637.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, Weds., Aug. 3, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • Geology Walk at Belfast’s Head of Tide Preserve, Weds., Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-noon. Henry Berry, vice president of Geological Society of Maine, leads the walk sponsored by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
  • Garden Walk at Avena Botanicals in Rockport, 219 Mill St., Weds., Aug. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Led by herbalist Deb Soule. No need to reserve. $5 donation suggested. FMI: 594-0694.
  • Talk on 500-Mile Trek to Santiago de Compostela, Weds., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. Terry Callery on his journey in Spain.
  • Bus Ride to Portland Sea Dogs Game, Sat., Aug. 6. Bus leaves St. George Town Office at 3 p.m., stops at American Legion Hall in Thomaston at 3:20 p.m. for 6 p.m. game. $27 covers transport and game ticket. Tix: 372-6363, 701-9754, prksrec@stgeorgemaine.com.
  • Free Training for CASA Volunteers, Aug. 16-19, in Augusta. Learn how to be a Maine Court-Appointed Special Advocate for a child whose parents are involved in a child protection court case. FMI: CasaOfMaine.org. Sign-up: 213-2864, darren.defoe@courts.maine.gov.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
  • 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.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appt.: 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.