NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Watershed Students Present Their Senior Projects, 5 p.m., St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Camden. Seniors from the independent high school describe their semester-long projects, from volunteering for Habitat for Humanity to creating art from coastal debris. Public welcome.
  • Two Pulitzer Prize Winners to Read in Portland, at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Reception at 6 p.m. Reading and conversation at 7 p.m. with Anthony Doerr (“All the Light We Cannot See”) and Richard Russo (“Nobody’s Fool”). Reception $100. Reading $40. Tix; wayfinderschools.org.
  • Historical Society Program on the Red Paint People, St. George Grange Hall. Potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. and talk by Kerry Hardy at 7:30 p.m. on the pre-Indian culture that existed in Maine some 5,000 years ago. All welcome; donations taken.
  • Edgecomb Raconteur Bob Brown to Speak, 7 p.m. at Edgecomb Community Church. The public is welcome at the Edgecomb Historical Society program by storyteller and historian Brown, whose family has lived there since before the American Revolution.
  • 3 Nights of Dessert Theatre by the MVHS Players, at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Curtain at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Comedy acts with Moody’s Diner pie at intermission. $8 door. $5 seniors & students.
  • Pemaquid Lighthouse Tower Open for Season, from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through October. Visitors taller than four feet are welcome to climb the ladder to the lamp room for big views of the coast. Docents are needed. FMI: 563-2739.

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • Benefit Contra Dance, 7-10 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Students from Camden Hills Regional High School host the dance with band Sassafras Stomp and caller Chrissy Fowler to fund scholarships for high school students in Liberia. $10 adults/$8 kids at the door.
  • 2 Performances of Rockport Dance Conservatory’s 10th Spring Showcase, Camden Opera House, 6:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday. More than 40 students of all ages presents an array of dance genres. Act 1: award-winning past performances. Act 2: “Neverland,” based on the story of Peter Pan. $15 adults/$10 seniors & students/free under 6. Tix at Midcoast Rec and the door.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • WW&F Railway Museum Open in Alna, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Steam trains leave the station at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. for five-mile round-trip rides. Try out the handcar and see restoration projects in the shops. FMI: wwfry.org.
  • 7th Annual “Boots on the Ground” at Knox Museum, 11 a.m. Free event under the tent at Montpelier, the white mansion on the hill in Thomaston. With musters, live music, lunch, fun for the kids, tours of Montpelier and a talk by Air Force combat veteran and Air National Guard pilot Major Mary Jennings Hegar, author of “Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front.” All welcome.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum Opens for 81st Season, 1-5 p.m. Celebrating master boatbuilder Ralph Stanley’s career with “Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood” screening at 1 p.m. Belfast Bay Fiddlers & Friends play at 2 p.m. Bring an instrument and join in. Stanley is toasted at 3 p.m. for his influence on traditional boatbuilding. Old Grey Goose will plays at 4 p.m. PMM admission will be $1 all day.
  • West Bay Rotary’s Annual Duck Derby at Camden Harbor Park, 2 p.m. Some 3,500 rubber ducks will plunge over the falls to determine who wins prizes from jewelry to a week at a Florida retreat. Tix are $5/five for $20 and available from any West Bay Rotarian.
  • Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in Bristol Opens for the Season, 2 p.m. Maine St. Andrew’s Pipes & Drums play traditional tunes of the British Isles on the parade ground of Fort William Henry. With commentary and a salute to those who have served the nation.
  • 10th Annual Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration Festival, at various venues, Saturday and Sunday. Food, footraces, family fun, a concert by the Chris Fitz Band and an up-close look at thousands of alewives swimming up the ladder. FMI: damariscottamills.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 28:

  • Salute to Veterans at Waldoboro’s VFW Hall, Mill Street, 4 p.m. With recognition of midcoast veterans and MIAs, and a look at the work of Charles Lilley American Legion Post 149 and Soule Shuman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4525. Refreshments.

MONDAY, MAY 29:

  • American Legion to Mark Memorial Day, with these midcoast ceremonies. Camden: 9 a.m. wreath laying at Camden Public Landing. 9:30 a.m. parade starts at Route 1 and Camden Street. Rockport: 11 a.m. parade starts at the Post Office. Lincolnville: 1:30 p.m. parade starts at Lincolnville Central School. Lincolnville Beach: 2:15 p.m. ceremony at Frohock Bridge. Rain moves Camden-Rockport events to Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills High School at 11 a.m., Lincolnville ceremony to Lincolnville Central School at 1:30 p.m.
  • Summer Hours Begin at Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, daily hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. FMI: mainelighthousemuseum.org, 594-3301.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:

  • “German Prisoners of War in Maine: From Foe to Friend,” 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Hank Lunn gives a first-person account of his experiences as a 13-year-old boy, when his father re-quested prisoners to help with the potato harvest on their farm in Littleton. Free.
  • RSU 13 Meetings at Oceanside High School in Rockland, a special School Board meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. District budget meeting starts at 6 p.m. Residents of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, S. Thomaston, Thomaston encouraged to attend.
  • Public Forum with School Board Candidates in Camden, 6:30 p.m. at Washington Street Conference Room in Camden Town Office. The two candidates for MSAD District 28 and CSD 19 will take questions from the public and media.
  • Candidates’ Night in Waldoboro, 6:30 p.m. at Waldoboro Town Office. The five candidates running for the two seats open on the Select Board are invited to attend. Beth Birmingham, Village Soup reporter will moderate.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:

  • Free Program on Coastal Resilience, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library in Bath. Talk by Dr. Heather Leslie of UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and Dr. Susie Arnold of the Island Institute on the emerging science of resilience and how it is changing people’s understanding of and stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems. FMI: kennebecestuary.org.
  • Program on How Rising Sea Levels Will Impact the Town of Camden, 4:30-6 p.m., Camden Public Library. Students from Watershed School present their research on the causes of sea level rise, projections for the northeastern United States in this century, and potential impacts of different sea level scenarios on the local waterfront. FMI: jmcmahon@midcoast.com.
  • Candidates’ Night in Rockport, 6:30-8 p.m., Rockport Opera House in the downstairs meeting room, hosted by Pen Bay Pilot & Town of Rockport; streamed at livestream.com/Rockportmaine. There are two open 3-year seats on the Select Board. Call or text Lynda Clancy, 706-6657 with questions to the candidates, if you cannot attend.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance, Fri., June 2, American Legion Post 43. Community Dance at 6:30 p.m. $2 adults/$1 kids. Contra Dance at 8 p.m. with Bob Isaacs calling and Nor’easter playing. $10 adults/$8 ages 13-20/$5 kids. FMI: belfastflyingshoes.org.
  • Constellations, Nick Payne’s witty Tony-nominated two-hander, is put on by Midcoast Actors’ Studio on Troy Howard Stage in Belfast June 2-4 and 9-11. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Opening night tix are $8. All other shows are $15/$10 under 35 and over 65. FMI: midcoastactors.org.
  • Open House at Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House, in Wiscasset, Sat., June 3. Free tours at both historic houses run every half hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI: historicnewengland.org.
  • Sherri’s School of Dance Presents 2017 Recital, Sat., June 3, 7 p.m. at the Camden Opera House. Students perform “Once Upon a Time: Where Fairy Tales and Dreams Come to Life.” $14 tix: door or 596-6576.
  • 4th Annual “Family Free FUR All!” at Boothbay Railway Village, Sun., June 4. Admission and steam train rides are free to humans and canines who bring a donation of dog food or a wish list item for area shelters or rescue groups. Dogs and puppies in need of a home will be there, along with 11 Maine rescues and shelters. Demos by the Flyball MAINEiacs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • “Building a Pinnace in the Wilderness,” Sun., June 4, 2 p.m., Bath Freight Shed. Learn how Popham colonists in Maine built a ship in 1607 without tools now taken for granted. $5 donation.
  • Linda Greenlaw Launches Her New Mystery Novel in Belfast, Tues., June 6, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books. “Shiver Hitch” is her third novel featuring deputy sheriff Jane Bunker of “Green Haven,” a fictional Maine town. She gives a talk and signs copies. Reservations: 338-9009 or leftbank@myfairpoint.net.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Novel Jazz Returns to Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Their 13th season opens with jazz from the Great American Songbook and a focus on jazz legends Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Guest Ralph Norrisplays sax. FMI: skidompha.org, mainejazz.net.

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • Vicky Andres and Life Itself at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The trio of Andres, Max McFarland and Jason Dean serves up edgy alternative, rock and funk.
  • The xx at Thompson’s Point, 7 p.m. Portland. FMI: statetheatreportland.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • 4th Annual Penobscot Music Festival to Feature Eight Bands, Anah Shrine, 1404 Broadway, Bangor. With a cash bar and food by Rollie’s 2-10 p.m. Donations benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. FMI: anahshriners.org.
  • Married with Chitlins at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Liz and Chris Lannon play acoustic Americana, old-time country and blues, and a touch of jazz.
  • Chris Thomas King in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” actor and Grammy winner fuses blues and hip-hop at the Strand Theatre. $20 tix: rocklandstrand.com. $25 door.

SUNDAY, MAY 28:

  • Gospel Singer “Just Tim” Connelly in Waldoboro, 11 a.m., North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, six miles north of Moody’s Diner on Route 220. Free concert followed by a free cookout.
  • Galway Musician Gabriel Donohue at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. With singer Marian Makins and Joanie Madden, leader of Cherish the Ladies. $20. Reservations: 701-7627.

MONDAY, MAY 29:

  • Haydn’s “The Creation” at Camden Opera House, 5 p.m. Down East Singers, Mozart Mentors Orchestra, and four soloists perform under the direction of Anthony Antolini. $20/free under 19. Tix at Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden; door. FMI: downeastsingers@gmail.com.
  • House Concert of Maritime Music from Chesapeake Bay and Beyond, 7 p.m. at 428 Upper Round Pond Road in Bristol. Folk singer Janie Meneely and balladeer Rob van Sante perform. $12 at the door. Reservations: 529-5438 or castlebay@castlebay.net.
  • Bees Deluxe in Rockland, 7 p.m., Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub. $10 cover.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1:

  • Camden Library Coffeehouse, 7 p.m. The Songwriters Group has been meeting all winter and writing songs. This is their debut performance. $5 cover.

COMING UP:

  • 4th Annual Belfast Uke Fest, Sat., June 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Steamboat Landing Park on the Belfast waterfront. Headliners, ensembles, food, vendors, workshops, more. Admission is $5 at the gate. FMI: ourtownbelfast.org/uke.
  • Badass Women Who Rock Concert, Sat., June 3, 4-10 p.m., Threshers Brewing Co. in Searsmont village’s Come Spring Business Park. The all-ages show will feature Sugarbush, Vicky Andres & Life Itself, Random Ideas, and Maisey & Helen Newell. $10 door/free under 13.
  • Coming to the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, the blues stylings of Francine Reed and Her Great Maine Band on Sat., June 3, 7:30 p.m. Billboard chart toppers Gaelic Storm on Thurs., June 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 633-5159, boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • Coming to Thompson’s Point, in Portland: Foster the People Fri., June 9. Ween Sat., June 10. The Shins Fri., June 16. Elvis Costello & The Imposters Mon., July 24. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • David Bromberg Quintet Coming to Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m. $35 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $40 show day.
  • Graham Nash Coming to Union, Thurs., July 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery’s Summer Concert Series. $56 for festival-style admission. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Also in the series, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. $70. FMI: savageoakes.com.
  • The Secret Sisters Coming to the Strand in Rockland, Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, roots and rock. $20 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $25 show day.

FILM

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • “The Red Turtle,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. The critically acclaimed animated film about a shipwrecked man whose encounter with a red turtle changes his life. Free; open to all.
  • “Moral Politics,” 6:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Camden Philosophical Society offers a free screening of George Lakoff’s film that explores how successful political debates are framed. All welcome.

FRIDAY, MAY 26 – THURSDAY, JUNE 1:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Alien: Covenant,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “A Quiet Passion.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Colossal.”

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • “The Manchurian Candidate,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Academy. Laurence Harvey plays a Korean War hero who has been brainwashed by the Communist Chinese.
  • “The Guard,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. An angry Irish cop is partnered with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. Free.

SUNDAY, MAY 28:

  • “Deconstructing the Beatles’ White Album,” 5:30 p.m. The film shows Scott Freiman’s multimedia stage show in which he provides a look into Abbey Road Studio and the techniques used to record songs like “Blackbird.” It is shown again on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

COMING UP:

  • “Being Mortal,” Fri., June 2, 6-8 p.m. at Unity College Center for Performing Arts. Waldo County General Hospital presents a free screening of the documentary that looks at terminally ill people and their caretakers. A panel discussion will follow. Advance care planning resources will be available. FMI: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

ART

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Reception to Open Exhibit by Grads at Maine Media Workshops + College, 5-6:30 p.m. It features work by graduates of the Professional Certificate Program for Visual Storytelling and hangs in Maine Media Gallery in Rockport through May 27, then hangs at PhoPa Gallery in Portland from May 31-June 10.
  • Reception to Open “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” in Searsport, 5-7 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. The exhibit looks at the fishing industry in the post-World War II era.

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • Belfast Fourth Friday Artwalk, with street entertainment and open galleries from 5:30-8 p.m. See a full listing at belfastcreativecoalition.org. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, artists with work in “The Inside View” talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Waterfall Arts, opening of “Seesaw: Works by Anna Hepler & Karen Gelardi.” Their intertwined language of art, with sculptures of ceramics, fabric, paper, and sewn and printed images. Betts Gallery, at the Belfast Framer, opening of “Go High,” with works by Kenny Cole, MJ Viano Crowe, July Cyr, Susan Guthrie, Sheep Jones, Willy Reddick, Buzz Stultz.
  • Paint Night: “Day at Sea,” 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Sean Boyd gives simple step-by-step instructions. Snacks served. Bring a beverage, if you wish. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.
  • “A Taste of Pemaquid” Opens at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta. The group show celebrates foods, vistas and other peninsula offerings. Artists’ reception Sat., June 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Through June 25.
  • Saltwater Artists Gallery Opens in Bristol, 25 artists, exhibit of oils, acrylics, watercolor, photographs, prints, glass, pottery & quilted fabric. Open daily 10-5.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • Reception to Open “New England Summers” at Wiscasset Bay Gallery, from 3-5 p.m. With contemporary works by living artists and works by deceased masters including John Fulton Folinsbee and Theresa Bernstein. Through July 7.
  • Reception to Open “Spring!” at New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven, 5-7 p.m. The season opener features new works created by gallery artists over the winter.
  • Franciska Needham Gallery Opens in Damariscotta, at 32 Water St. Her paintings, sculpture, calligraphy and graphics are on view Tuesdays-Saturdays 4-7 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 29:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week: Memorial Day themes.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:

  • 3-Week Watercolor and Oil Courses with Chuck Paine in Rockland, at the Art Loft on Tuesdays, May 30 and June 6 & 13. He leads the watercolor class from 3:30-5 p.m. and the oil class from 5:30-7 p.m. Registration required: 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:

  • Creative Artists Support Group at Belfast Free Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Monthly support and discussion for those interested in developing their creative artistic potentials. Free. FMI: 223-0052, ben496@prexar.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1:

  • Talking Art in Maine: Jesse Salisbury and Kazumi Hoshino, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. A conversation with husband-and-wife sculptors who are influenced by Japanese stone splitting and carving techniques. Free.
  • 15th Annual Festival of Art in Belfast, Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4, at UMaine Hutchinson Center. The free event sponsored by Senior College at Belfast opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, with music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, refreshments, and a wine bar. Works by 154 Maine artists will be on display. Special guest artist Marsha Donohue, founder of North Light Gallery in Millinocket, will give a presentation at 1 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
  • Deadline to Submit Proposed Entries for Rockland Sculpture Race, is June 1. FMI: rocklandsculpturerace.org.
  • “Face and Flowers” Opens at Belfast Free Library, fiber artist Jude Spacks’ hangings are on display in the library’s Kramer Gallery June 1-July 30. Fri., June 30 closing celebration, 5:30-7 p.m.

COMING UP:

  • Encaustic Painting Workshop, Fri., June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gamble Education Center in Rockland. E. Kendra Denny teaches the method that employs heated wax on wood. $195/$172 for Farnsworth members: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • First Friday Art Walk in Rockland, Fri., June 2, 5-8 p.m. Open galleries, free admission at the Farnsworth Art Museum and Center for Maine Contemporary Art. FMI: artsinrockland.org.
  • “Having Fun as a Collector: Pop Photography and Me,” at Rockport Opera House on Fri., June 2, at 7 p.m. The photographs expert on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow,” Daile Kaplan, gives the free program. Copies of her book, “Image Objects: Pop Photographica in Everyday Life,” will be on sale.
  • Bird Walk and Meet-and-Greet with Linguist and Artist Carol Dana, Sat., June 3, at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. Maine Coast Heritage Trust steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen leads the walk at 8 a.m. on the preserve’s walking trail where 16 of Dana’s bird paintings with the phonetic pronunciation of their native Penobscot names are on display. At 10 a.m., meet Dana. Both events are free and open to all. RSVP: 236-2739, jalbury@mcht.org.
  • “Getting Started with Lightroom,” Sat., June 3, 2-4 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Karen Olson leads a workshop on the software she calls “an affordable option for hobby photographers and aspiring artists.” Bring images on your camera or iPhone and laptop loaded with Adobe Photography Plan. $35. FMI: 200-7915, artloftrockland.org.
  • Public Reception to Open Pemaquid Art Gallery in New Harbor for Season, Sun., June 4, 5-6:30 p.m. This summer the gallery will represent 33 artists.

ONGOING:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.

FOOD

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • Maine Democratic Party’s Spring Dinner at Bangor Elks Lodge, with guest U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, who is the DNC deputy chair. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. FMI: mainedems.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • Housewarming Party at Camden Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-noon. Horse-and-carriage rides, live music, cookbook signing, herbalist, Taste of the Market, and a scavenger hunt for the kids at the former tannery site at 116 Washington St. FMI: camdenfarmersmarket.org.
  • Grand Opening of United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The year-round indoor market at 18 Spring Street features local farmers and artisans. FMI: belfastmarket.com.
  • Chicken Barbecue at Warren Masonic Hall, Route 90, 4-6 p.m. The Square and Compass Club (made up of Mason and Eastern Star members) serve their annual eat-in-or-take-out meal.
  • Italian Night Dinner, 5 p.m. at St. Denis Hall, Route 126, North Whitefield. St. Denis Knights of Columbus Council 1423 serves a variety of Italian cuisine with drinks and desserts. FMI: 542-0820.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:

  • Flatbread Fund-Raiser in Rockport, from 5-9 p.m. a portion of proceeds from every pizza sold at the Route 1 restaurant will go to 63 Washington Street, a nonprofit residential facility for seniors in downtown Camden.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:

  • Spectrum Generations Lunch at Camp Kieve, in Nobleboro. The day will have a veterans theme and the entrée will be chef’s choice. RSVP: 563-1363.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1:

  • Forum: “What Is a Community Farm Project?” 5:30 p.m., Flanagan Community Center, Rockland. Khris Flack of Maine Farmland Trust’s Veggies for All program in Union talks about how they work, who benefits, and how to organize one. Then discussion moves to Renew Rockland’s plans to start one in Rockland.
  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins on “Maine Grains: A Complicated Story,” 7 p.m., Tranquility Grange in Lincolnville. The food writer on the industry’s comeback as artisan bakers and brewers set up shop in Maine. RSVP: mainefarmlandtrust.org. Her talk opens Maine Fare, which has morphed from a two-day Belfast food festival to a month of in-depth foodie events. Next, a Sun., June 4, trip to Portersfield Cider in Pownal to learn about owner David Buchanan’s orchard of heirloom fruit trees and the cidermaking process. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org, Facebook.

COMING UP:

  • 26th Annual SOS Breakfast at American Legion Hall in Camden, Sat., June 3, 7:30-10 a.m. Eggs, sausage and the entrée familiar to anyone who has served in the armed forces is dished out by MidCoast Detachment 637 of the Marine Corps League. Free and open to all veterans and their guests. Donations go to veteran causes. FMI: 691-6766.
  • “Introduction to Sourdough Bread,” Sat., June 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at FARMS Community Kitchen, Damariscotta. Bill Babb teaches how to care for a sourdough starter, knead, mix, shape and slice the bread for baking. $10. Sign-up: 563-1161 or info@mefarms.org.
  • Free Community Supper at Belfast United Methodist Church, Sat., June 3, 5 p.m. Homemade macaroni & cheese, ham, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls & dessert.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Union, Union Common, 3-6 p.m. Fridays. May 25 market theme is Garden Day, with community seed swap, pumpkin seed planting for kids, music by Scot Cannon, and a presentation by Liz Stanley of the Maine Extension Service. Unity, Unity Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

GARDENING

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Free Invasive Plant ID Workshop and Walk in Jefferson, with Hildy Ellis from the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. She gives a talk at Midcoast Conservancy, 38 Lake Farm Circle, then leads a search for invasives at Davis Stream Preserve. FMI: 389-5150, midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Talk on “Perennials to Know and Grow,” 7 p.m., Plant Series at Vose Library in Union. Expert Dennis Milliken discusses easy and floriferous plants.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • Warren Field & Garden Club Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-noon at Warren Odd Fellows Hall. Garden-dug perennials, shrubs, trees and more on sale to fund Warren beautification projects and Tanglewood Camp scholarships for kids. FMI: 273-2722.
  • 18th Annual Plant Sale at Morris Farm in Wiscasset, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Maine perennials, seedlings and heirloom tomato plants on sale, along with a variety of free seed packets.
  • Plant Sale at Georgetown Fire Department’s Center Station, 9-11 a.m. The GFD Auxiliary offers annuals, perennials, houseplants and more.
  • Plant Sale at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Maine-grown veggies, herbs, annuals and houseplants. The library’s Pre-K program hosts a bake sale at the same time.
  • 2017 Trout Stocking Sale, pickup in Belfast at Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District Office on Saturday, May 27, at noon. You must have a trout stocking permit: 218-5311.

MONDAY, MAY 29:

  • Lincolnville Community Library Plant & Book Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Large variety of hardy perennials, flowers and veggie seedlings, and books in every genre for all ages. With a 50-50 raffle. Proceeds benefit library programming.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:

  • Perennial Gardening Series Begins at Merryspring Nature Center, noon. Master Gardener John Fromer gives the first talk and demo in his series at the nature center behind Camden’s Hannaford. With a focus on opening the garden and a look at the importance of soil testing. $5/free for MNC members.
  • Midcoast Mosses Walk & Talk, with Maine Master Naturalist Diann Henderson. She gives a talk and shows samples in Camden Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday and leads a field trip to Camden Hills State Park from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:

  • 2-Day Plant Sale at Drinkwater School in Northport, from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. 4-packs and 6-packs of veggie and flower seedlings, and hanging baskets.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1:

  • “Antiques for the Garden,” 1 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Collector Ann Robinson gives the Rockport Garden Club program on useful and decorative antiques and shows some of her own. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-7788.
  • Talk by Horticulturists and Authors Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. The couple discusses how to create gardens that are friendly to insects, birds and other threatened creatures. Copies of “The Life in Your Garden” will be on sale after their free public talk.
  • 2-Part Course on Bird-Friendly Habitat, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 1 & 8, at Midcoast Conservancy in Wiscasset. Learn the elements that go into supporting a variety of bird species, then assess your own or another’s landscape and create a plan for adding missing elements.

COMING UP:

  • Annual Plant & Bake Sale on Union Common, Sat., June 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Hardy local plants including perennials, plus herbs, veggie seedlings and shrubs. The sale benefits Vose Public Library.
  • Rockport Garden Club Plant Sale, Sat., June 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Aldermere Farm’s Barn, Rockport. Herbs, perennials and annuals, many dug from members’ gardens. Proceeds go toward keeping Rockport beautiful and to scholarships. FMI: 596-5732.
  • “Forestry for Maine Birds,” Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. The half-day workshop at Burkett Mill Preserve in Waldoboro will be led by a forester and a wildlife biologist and is recommended for professional foresters, woodland owners, homestead harvesters, land trust members and bird lovers. FMI: medomakvalley.org.
  • “Introduction to Invasive Pests & Invasive Plants” in Appleton, Weds., June 7, 1-3 p.m. at Deer Foot Farm. Led by Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. Registration: 785-3200, deerfoot1gw@gmail.com.

FAIRS & SALES

  • See GARDENING for plant sales.
  • Donations Needed for Rockland Library’s Book, Plant & Bake Sale, of books, divided perennials, baked goods for the Sat., June 10, sale. Friends of RPL will come to your home to collect or dig: becalbright1@gmail.com or 975-3946.
  • Sellers Invited to Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County Annual Trunk Sale, set for Sat., June 10, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. $15 per car trunk: hvowc1@gmail.com, 930-2677.
  • Donations Needed for Pen Bay Y’s Annual Ned Kyle Boat Auction, set for Sat., June 10. Donate just about any craft that floats for a tax deduction: 236-3375, x209. FMI: penbayymca.org.
  • Call for Vendors at Fiber Faire and Crafts, held by Cam-Rock Historical Society on Sat., June 24. $25 for stall space/add $10 for table: 975-7644 or kelseyj62@gmail.com, 236-3583, mkc236@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • All Things Nautical Yard Sale in Belfast, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Come Boating! Boat Shed at Belfast Public Landing. The community rowing group holds its major fundraiser. FMI: comeboating.org.
  • Antiques, Arts and Crafts and Flea Market at Ocean View Grange, in Port Clyde, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 table rental fees go to Grange Building Fund. To donate or rent a table: 372-8629 or 372-6362. It’s part of the 5th annual “Sales into the Season” along St. George peninsula, with businesses, organizations and households offering discounts, door prizes and tag sales. Marshall Point Lighthouse and Gift Shop will be open.

COMING UP:

  • June Book Sale at Camden Library, Fri.-Sun., June 2-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out the newly renovated Blue Door Book Shed. Follow balloons from the library.
  • Spring 2017 Auction Weekend at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, June 2 starting at 11 a.m. each day. Friday: Chinese, Japanese, South Asian, Persian & Near Eastern and African items. Sat.: American & Continental fine art & antiques. Sun.: 20th century decorative arts and estate jewelry. FMI: thomastonauction.com.
  • 2nd Annual Car Park Tag Sale at Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, Sat., June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is still time to be a seller for $10 per vehicle. Fees will be used by Friends of Belfast Free Library to enhance the library and services to the community. Sellers may arrive starting at 9 a.m.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Free Family Screening of “Screenagers” at Belfast Free Library, 5:30 p.m. Free pizza will be served, then the film recommended for ages 10+ will be shown, followed by a discussion. The film explores how tech time impacts kids’ development. Limited child care will be available for younger kids. Registration: erirish@belfastlibrary.org or 223-4264.
  • Riley School Students Perform Musical Theater, 6:30 p.m. Kids at the Rockport school for K-9 put on Three Nanny Goats Gruff and Twinderella. The show is free and open to everyone.
  • 2-Day Open House at Broadreach Sprouts Facilities in Belfast and Unity, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at 23 Mill Lane in Belfast and 84 School Street in Unity. Learn about the Sprouts nature-based preschool program and the forest preschool movement. FMI: broadreachmaine.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • “Little Brown Bulb” Puppet Fun for Ages 2-6 at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, 10:30-11:30 a.m. With circle and finger games families can learn and play at home. $5 donation. FMI: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org, 236-8021.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • Free Youth Spring Fishing Day at Waldoboro Quarry, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Lincoln County Fish & Game Association and Medomak Valley Land Trust provide free fishing supplies and give tips. Food will be available. FMI: 380-2428 or becky.morrell@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 and up (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Migratory birds.

COMING UP:

  • “Forest Friday Playtime” at Ashwood Waldorf School, in Rockport, Fri., June 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Outdoor fun for kids 2-6 and their families. $5 donation.
  • Voices in the Mirror, original sketch comedy by teens in The Theater Project’s Young Company in Brunswick on Fri. & Sat., June 2 & 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., June 4, at 2 p.m. $12 suggested: theaterproject.com.
  • “Hooked on Fishing,” Sat., June 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Damariscotta Lake State Park in Jefferson. Kids of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Free park admission. Midcoast Conservancy provides boats, life jackets, fishing poles and bait. Whitefield Lions Club throws a cookout. Sign-up: midcoastconservancy.org. FMI: 389-5150.
  • Stories to Screen: Kid Power – “Tom Sawyer,” Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Kids are invited to watch the classic film. Come at 9:30 p.m. for a pre-screening book discussion. You don’t need to have read the book to watch the film. FMI: lcct.org.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: StoryTime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., kids of all ages.
  • Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 & siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 & siblings.
  • Camden Library: 10 a.m. Story Hours, Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger & older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Lincolnville Community Library: Family Music Series led by Jessica Day of Midcoast Music Together for families with kids from birth to age 5 at 11 a.m. first Fridays monthly through June.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Stockton Springs Community Library: Lego Club, third Thursdays through April 20, 4-5 p.m, Focus age group is 4-10, but all ages are welcome.
  • Thomaston Library: Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies & toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays monthly, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren. Free, quality used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Lifeguards Needed at Several Maine State Parks, with full-time positions from June 4-August 19 starting at $10.77 per hour. FMI: maine.gov.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Advanced Health Care Solutions Workshop in Tenants Harbor 6 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Sarah Dwelley, a registered nurse with Pen Bay Palliative Care Program, discusses end-of-life care and treatment options, and walks attendees through Advanced Health Care Directive paperwork. Registration: 372-8961.

FRIDAY, MAY 26:

  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 1:30 p.m. Cayla will read. Also on Friday, Tabletop Gaming for Ages 10-100 at 3 p.m. All welcome. Bring a favorite game and a snack.

SATURDAY, MAY 27:

  • Bird Walk in Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, 8 a.m. Merrymeeting Audubon’s Ted Allen leads birders into the preserve overlooking Whiskeag Creek, now rich with migrating warblers and vireos. FMI: 729-8661 or kennebecestuary.org.
  • Guided Hike on Ragged Mountain, from 10 a.m.-noon. Two naturalists lead the search for wildflowers and birdsong. Meet at Georges Highland Path, Route 17, Rockport. Bring lunch. FMI: belfastbaywatershed.org.
  • Come Boating! Season Launch in Belfast Harbor, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The community boating organization invites everyone to learn about the program and try rowing a Cornish gig, a 32-foot boat with a skipper and six rowers. The CB! boat shed is next to the public launch. FMI: comeboating.org.
  • Simply Books! at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no set reading list. Just bring what you are currently reading to discuss with the group. New members welcome.

SUNDAY, MAY 28:

  • 2nd Annual Run with the Alewives 5K & 10K, 8 a.m. Benefits the newly restored Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder. $35: damariscottamills.org. $40 race day.
  • Cyber Sunday at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The topic is 3D printing. You can learn how to design a simple bookmark and have it printed. Bring your own laptop or borrow one of the library’s.

TUESDAY, MAY 30:

  • Nature Hike at Pine Tree Preserve, 10-11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust for the guided walk at an easy pace. Meet at the trailhead on Route 96. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room at Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Wildflower Walk at Goose River Peace Corps Preserve in Waldoboro, 5:30 p.m. Maine Master Naturalist Joan Ray leads the search for lady slippers, trillium, Indian cucumber root and others at the Medomak Valley Land Trust preserve on Finntown Road, off Route 220. FMI: medomakvalley.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:

  • 30th Annual Info Tech Summit and Tradeshow, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. 15 educational workshops, 50 vendor booths, keynote address by Google Cloud Head of Ops, Customer Engineering Robert Cocks on “Machine Learning @ Google.” $50 online registration: mtug.org. $60 door.
  • Solar Energy Info Session at Belfast Free Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Meet reps from Sundog Solar, the Solarize Midcoast Maine installer, and get a free consultation about solar power for your home. Solarize Midcoast Maine participants get a bulk-buy discount of around 10 percent.
  • Waldoboro Business Association to Meet, 6-8 p.m. at 13 Friendship Road. The public and WBA members are invited to meet the new town manager, learn about the Conservation Commission’s plans, hear about solar projects and more. FMI: info@waldoborobusiness.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1:

  • Keep S’myelin MS Support Group, 11:30 a.m. at MaineHealth Care at Home, Rockland. Guest speaker Henry Powell of Alpha One, a center for independent living, gives an overview of services provided to people with disabilities and chronic illness such as MS. FMI: 354-0285.

COMING UP:

  • Grand Opening of Hills to Sea Trail, Fri., June 2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Waldo County Tech Center, Route 137. Party officially opens the 47-mile trail from Unity to Belfast. Hikes of 2 or 4 miles start at 9 a.m. Tour the bog bridges built by the Outdoor Leadership class at 10:30 a.m. Noon cookout followed by demos, displays, speakers and social time. Free. All welcome.
  • Belfast Rail Trail 5K Fun Run/Walk/Stroll, Sat., June 3. It starts and finishes under the Route 1 bridge. Day-of registration opens at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. Leashed dogs and baby strollers welcome. Online sign-up: coastalmountains.org.
  • Walk & Talk at Gamble Preserve in Phippsburg, Sat., June 3, 9-11 a.m. A talk on the history of the parcel will be followed by a guided walk and a coffee reception. FMI: phippsburglandtrust.org.
  • Wildflower Walk at Rines Wetland and Wildlife Preserve, Sat., June 3, 11:30 a.m. Wild Seed Project Director Heather McCargo leads the walk at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s newest preserve. Afterward, those who wish to talk further with McCargo are invited to 93 Main Coffee Shop in Unity. Registration: info@sebasticookRLT.org, 948-3766.
  • 2017 Midcoast Amateur Golf Championship, Sat. & Sun., June 3 & 4, hosted by the Bath Golf Club and Boothbay Harbor Country Club. FMI: midcoastam.com.
  • 4th Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk to Benefit Trekkers, Sunday, June 4, with check-in at 7:30 a.m. at Thomaston Academy building. Race starts at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Registration is $25 at active.com and $35 in person on Trek day.
  • 27th Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference, Weds. & Thurs., June 7 & 8, at Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor. FMI: une.edu.
  • Pen Bay YMCA’s Happy Camper Scamper 10K Walk and Fun Run, Sat., June 10, starting and ending at the Y in Rockport. Register online by May 26 to be guaranteed a T-shirt: penbayymca.org. Day-of registration begins 6:30 a.m.

ONGOING:

  • Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • Tuesday Jams at the Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Free First Friday Music Classes, 6:30-8 p.m., and Second Sunday Hymn Sings, 4-5 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland. Through June.
  • Songwriter Sessions at Camden Library, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesdays. All levels welcome. FMI: 236-3440.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park sts.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays (except Aug.), 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln Cty. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish & Italian at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German and Swedish at noon.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • 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.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., P.A.W.S., 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, 1st Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; 3rd Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • 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.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner & 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • 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.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families & friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd & 4th 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.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-1694.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 sug. donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • 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 Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • 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 in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first & third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers & those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Tuesday Book Club, 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, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • 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. FMI: 594-0940.
  • 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.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, 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 Street. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.