NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • “Why World War I Is Still Relevant 100 Years Later,” 4 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Talk by author Michael Knapp on what the American Battle Monuments Commission does to ensure the legacy of soldiers who fought in the “war to end all wars.”
  • “Tell Your Life Story,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Free program led by Eddie Adelman combining humor, music & excerpts from famous memoirs to encourage people to write their stories. 30-minute workshop follows for people to try Adelman’s tips. Limited seating; come early.
  • Talk on the Balano Family of St. George, at St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road. Potluck 6:30 p.m. Talk at 7:30 p.m. by James Balano on his grandfather, prosperous sea captain James W. Balano, and his father, who wrote “The Log of the Skipper’s Wife,” based on journals kept by the sea captain’s wife.
  • Talk by Author of “The Gillchrest Papers,” 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum’s Visitor Center, Searsport. Free talk by Renny Stackpole about an 1800s Thomaston family who built ships and sailed them around the world.
  • 2nd Annual Camden Classics Cup, Thursday-Saturday. Two days of racing by sailors from far and wide. Public events include viewing of the Parade of Sail at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Camden Harbor and a Saturday night dance party at Camden Yacht Club. $60 tix include open bar, food and dancing to the music of the Jason Spooner Band: 236-4378. Details and footage of last year’s CCC: camdenclassicscup.com.
  • VivMo Shorts, at St. Lawrence Arts in Portland. Vivid Motion’s dancers of all ages tell nine short stories through dance, each by a different choreographer, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $14 adults/$7 under 13: vividmotion.org.
  • Two Weekends of Annie in Belfast, Belfast Maskers put on the musical at United Farmers’ Market of Maine, 18 Spring St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 27, 28 & 29 and Aug. 3, 4 & 5, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, July 30 & Aug. 6. $15 adults/$10 under 13 at door or belfastmaskers.com.
  • Camden Shakespeare Festival, with performances of Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing at area venues including Camden Public Library’s Amphitheatre through Aug. 13. Schedule: camdenshakespeare.org.
  • Grease at Maine State Music Theatre, on Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick, through Aug. 5. The Who’s Tommy plays for one day only on Monday, July 31, with shows at 2 & 7:30 p.m. FMI: msmt.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Free Friday Tours of Aldermere Farm in Rockport, 10 a.m. July 28 & Aug. 4. See the Belted Galloway cows, learn about the farm’s history, and meet Aldermere Achievers 4-H members. Meet at the farmhouse. FMI: mcht.org.
  • “Exploring Life at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents,” 10:30 p.m., Brooke Hall at Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Free public talk by Dr. Jeremy Rich, who dove in the submersible Alvin to the pitch-black seafloor to study lifeforms that use chemosynthesis to survive. Registration: tinyurl.com/y87uxsmw.
  • Free Walking Tours in Downtown Camden, 4 p.m. Fridays to Sept. 15. 90-minute tours start at Camden Library, pass historic spots, and end inside Camden Opera House. Donations taken. Reservations: 236-3440.
  • Talk by Author of “Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Barn Swallow Book Shop, 166 Russell Ave. (across from former library), Rockport. Colby College Prof. Ben Lisle tracks the evolution since World War II of these “engineered marvels.”
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, folkdancebrunswick.com.
  • Talk by Author of “Dirty Wars and Polished Silver,” 7 p.m., Left Bank Books, Belfast. Lynda Schuster on her memoir about being a Wall Street Journal war correspondent and then the wife of a U.S. diplomat. Save your seat: 338-9009 or leftbank@myfairpoint.net.
  • Sunset Dessert Cruise Aboard the Elizabeth Ann, 6:15-8 p.m. Departs from Monhegan Boat Line dock in Port Clyde. $15 adults/$7.50 under 12. Benefits charities supported by Naomi Chapter 25, Order of the Eastern Star, in St. George. Reservations required: 372-0510.
  • Red Velvet Opening Night at Theater at Monmouth, with performances through Aug. 17. Also at TAM, Macbeth, through Aug. 18. Othello, through Aug. 19. Molière’s The Learned Ladies, through Aug. 20. Three Days of Rain, through Aug. 18. Schedules: theateratmonmouth.org.
  • Ghosts of Fort Knox Guided Tour with East Coast Ghost Trackers, 8-11 p.m., Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect. FMI: friendsoffortknox.org.
  • 27th Annual Penobscot Bay Gam, Friday & Saturday. The host venue is Sail, Power & Steam Museum on the south end of Rockland Harbor. Friday features a shoreside potluck. Dick and Moira Benzel of SV Equinox will give a talk on their recent cruise to Cuba at 11 a.m. Saturday. FMI: cruisingworld.org.
  • Weekend of Contemporary Dance in Northport, Blue Goose Center, Route 1. Women’s Works presents “Center,” performed in the round, at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 tix at the door. FMI: womensworksdance.com.
  • Bangor State Fair Opens, Bass Park & Cross Insurance Center, runs to Sun., Aug. 6, featuring midway with rides, horse & oxen pulling, crafts, food, flower show, and more. Admission: $14 adults/$7 seniors (60+) and Military Days/free under 3. FMI: bangorstatefair.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • 4th Annual Celebrate Unity Festival, including vendors, food, entertainment and fun for the kids at the Field of Dreams from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The full schedule is on the Unity Barn Raisers Facebook page.
  • “Arts on the Hill: Shakespeare” at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Players from Camden Shakespeare Festival perform the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and snippets of Much Ado About Nothing at the preserve’s Beech Nut lodge. Pack a picnic for the free all-ages performance. Refreshments and a reception follow. FMI: coastalmountains.org.
  • Party for Donors to Donkey Rescue in Brooks, 5 p.m. Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary serves wine and hors d’oeuvres and offers tours and a chance to meet other supporters. Donate $50 or more before July 29, and it will be matched. The nonprofit is home to over 250 farm animals rescued from abuse and neglect. FMI: peaceridgesanctuary.org.
  • 17th-Century Living History Encampment at Colonial Pemaquid, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. at the State Historic Site in Bristol. Demos of fish processing, blacksmithing, militia firearm drills and more. FMI: friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 30:

  • Photographer to Share Images from 900-Mile Arctic Adventure, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. Peter Ralston shows images of Inuit villages & hunting camps, polar bears & whales under the midnight sun; shares his observations of “the most dramatic theater of rapid climate change on the planet.” Free; donations go to Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut Learning Center.
  • Free Community Dance with DJ Joel Mann in Northport, 7 p.m. It will be held on Bayside’s b-ball court. Rain moves it into the Community Hall at 813 Shore Road.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • “Writing Through Difficulty: Shift Your Perspective, Transform Your Story,” 10-11:30 a.m., Camden Public Library. Teresa Picardi leads the memoir workshop that teaches how to write about hard times and how writing can help you heal. Registration: 236-3440.
  • “New England’s Knight, Sir William Phips,” 7:30 p.m., The Contented Sole Restaurant, next to Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Bristol. Tad Baker on the first royal governor of Massachusetts, who put an end to the Salem Witch trials, and Phips’ connections to Pemaquid. $5.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • “What Makes a Beautiful Boat?” at Camden Library, 1 p.m. Bob Stephens of Stephens Waring Yacht Design in Belfast on the details that make a boat a classic, whether it is one or 100 years old.
  • Talk on the Effectiveness of Citizen Science, 5-6:30 p.m., Café Sci at Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay. Senior Research Scientist Nick Record talks about how he has used it to create forecasts that help people understand and interact with the environment, from jellyfish encounters to deer tick populations. Free. Registration: bigelow.org/cafesci.
  • Illustrated Talk on America’s Role in World War I, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Free public program by historian Richard Rubin, author of “Back Over There,” which chronicles his visits to battlegrounds in France where U.S. soldiers turned the tide against Germany.
  • Talk by Local Astrologer, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Ananur Forma gives an interactive talk entitled “Use Astrology to Understand Life’s Journey.”
  • Physical Comedian Michael Menes at Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road, Northport, 7 p.m. He’ll juggle and jest in the free all-ages show.
  • “Warren: The Postcard View,” 7 p.m., Warren Historical Society, 225 Main St. Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, shows images from Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company as well as a short film about the company, founded in Belfast in 1909.
  • Maine Coast Stone Symposium at Boothbay Railway Village, a month-long celebration of the history, art and culture of Maine's stone industry. The exhibit “Built with Stone: The Story of Granite, Slate, and Limestone in Maine” will be displayed all month. Talks, demos, artists in residence and a gala are on the agenda. FMI: railwayvillage.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Free Panel Talk on “Making It Here: Women’s Views, Women’s Voices,” at 10:30 a.m., Summer Lecture Series in the Island Institute’s fourth-floor conference room, 386 Main St., Rockland. Tom Groening, editor of The Working Waterfront, moderates the talk with island residents and writers Barb Fernald, Courtney Naliboff and Sandy Oliver.
  • Walking Tours of UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 16. Take a free tour of the waterfront laboratories and learn what the scientists are up to. RSVP: tinyurl.com/y8h2dbgs.
  • Atlantic Ballet Company Performs “Beauty and the Beast,” 4 p.m., Camden Library Amphitheatre. Free admission; donations taken. FMI: 542-9205.
  • Talk by Birder Don Reimer on Maine’s Most Intelligent Birds, 5 p.m., Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St., Rockland. He discusses the resourceful Corvid family, which includes ravens, crows and blue jays. Limited seating. Save your spot: 596-5566.
  • Talk on Penobscot Culture, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunset Seminar at Camden Yacht Club. James Francis Sr. & Jennifer Neptune, who live and work on Indian Island, dispel romanticized notions of cultures from the past and discuss how terrain and climate influence a culture’s development. Neptune will give a basket weaving demo. Free; donations go to Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program.
  • “Ambiguous Allegiances in Revolutionary Maine,” 7:30 p.m., Old Town House, just off Union Common. Dr. Liam Riordan, a Fulbright Scholar and former director of UMaine’s Humanities Center, gives the talk on historic events at Machias, Falmouth and Castine.
  • 70th Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Harbor Park, Weds.-Sun., Aug 2-6. Events include live music, tastings and carnival rides. Admission and cost of events and rides vary by day. FMI: mainelobsterfestival.com.
  • CIFF Volunteer Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Camden National Bank’s Hanley Center, 245 Commericial St., Rockport. individuals interested in volunteering for this year’s Camden International Film Festival will have the opportunity to meet CIFF organizers and to learn about the many ways to get involved. The evening will include a pizza dinner courtesy of Flatbread Company. RSVP by emailing sarah@pointsnorthinstitute.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Pemaquid Resident Russ Lane in Chats with Champions, 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. He will show his documentary about his lighthouse keeper father’s rescue of teens from a sinking sailboat in the 1950s and their reunion 58 yeas later.
  • “Portrait of a Granite Schooner Captain,” 7 p.m., a Maine Coast Stone Symposium event at Boothbay Railway Village. John Anderson gives a talk about his grandfather, Anders Anderson, a Swedish immigrant who sailed boats loaded with granite from Penobscot Bay to places as far away as Canada and the Caribbean. $5 donation.
  • “Life on the Edge: Will Clamming Survive?,” 7 p.m., Tenants Harbor Town Office. Milky ribbon worms, green crabs, acidic waters and changes in the mudflats are challenging the survival of clams. Join the discussion with hands-on clammers and experts. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by St. George Conservation Commission and Friends of St. George.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ten Bucks Theatre performs at Fort Knox State Historic Site in Prospect. Shows start at 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 3-6. $10 at the door.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance, Fri., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St., Belfast. With band Polaris and caller Steve Zakon-Anderson. $10 adults/$8 ages 13-20/$5 kids. FMI: belfastflyingshoes.org.
  • Talk by Author of “Negro Island Light,” Sat., Aug. 5, 2 p.m. at Camden Library. Claudette Lewis Bard discusses her book, which is set in Camden.
  • Incendiary: An Evening of Short Performances by Women at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Sat., Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Suzanne Stone, Becca Glaser and Lisa Leaverton perform experimental theater for mature audiences. FMI: waterfallarts.org.
  • 2017 Wings & Wheels Spectacular at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6. Among the offerings this year, a very limited number of rides in a B-25 bomber and a B-17G Flying Fortress: azcaf.org/plane/b17g-flying-fortress. For more on the W&W weekend: ohtm.org.
  • “Speed Dating & Friending” in Camden Library’s Amphitheatre, Sun., Aug. 6, 2 p.m. Meet new friends and maybe a date. Sign-up: cmiller@librarycamden.org.
  • Talk by Author of “Son of Terror: Frankenstein Continued,” Sun., Aug. 6, 2 p.m. at Alice L. Pendleton Library, 309 Main Road, Islesboro. Massachusetts author William Chanler discusses and signs his debut novel.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • Long Gone Daddy Playing in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Steamboat Landing. Bring chairs, picnics and kids, but not dogs. FMI: 322-7123.
  • Songwriters Session at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. The group that meets last Thursdays of the month offers a supportive environment for songwriters at all levels.
  • Pianist and Boothbay Harbor Opera House “Wizard” Kevin Kiley, 7:30 p.m. The theater’s technical director, who is also a pianist of note, plays Broadway hits and American standards with vocalists Phil Zipkin Day, Lynne Mcghee, Jennifer McLeod, John Adams. $20 advance/$25 door: boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • Fleet Foxes at Thompson’s Point in Portland, outdoor waterfront venue, doors open 6 p.m./show 7 p.m. All ages. $46 advance/$51 show day. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • “Baroque & Beyond” Chamber Music Concerts, by Maine Friends of Music ensemble: at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta at 7 p.m. Thursday and at Union Church in South Bristol at 3 p.m. Sunday. Donations accepted.
  • Violinist Geoff Nuttall Plays Two Concerts in Rockport, he and other musicians play pieces by Mozart, Debussy, others at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rockport Opera House. He plays in a trio in a “Candlelit Baroque” concert, with music by Vivaldi, at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Union Hall. Admission to each is $45/$10 under 25. Tix: baychamberconcerts.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Free Live Music Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 6-8 p.m. This month’s featured performer is Mark Barbour. Refreshments available.
  • Catie Curtis Concert at Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, at 7 p.m. The award-winning folkie who has sung with Kris Kristofferson performs, accompanied by musicians from the “Catie-on-the-Cove” singer-songwriter retreat to benefit GHS. Tix: 371-9200 or georgetownhistorical@gmail.com.
  • “Just Tim” Connelly Gospel Concert in Waldoboro, 7 p.m., rain or shine, in the Summer of Praise series under the tent at the top of the hill on Route 1. Music & ministry will be offered at 6 p.m. Sunday. FMI: 446-3288.
  • Tamara Hansson at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Songs of love, heartbreak and the human condition.
  • Solo Concert by Violinist Robert Simonds, 7:30 p.m., The Cannery, 207 Southern Bay Road, Penobscot. He plays Baroque works and traditional American folk. Admission by donation of $5-$15.
  • “An Evening with Slaid Cleaves,” 8 p.m. Damariscotta River Association’s Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. “William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string.” $30 tix: damariscottariver.org. $40 door.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winners play tunes from their 2015 album “Radio” and others. $30 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $35 door.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • “Expanding Horizons” Concert at Union Hall in Rockport, 7 p.m. The Windfern Ensemble, with Maho Hisakawa on flute and Nathan Hillman on viola, play “Histoire du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla, “Romanian Folk Dances” by Bartók, and the premiere of Hillman’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano, for which they will be joined by pianist Patricia Stowell. FMI: windfernensemble.com.
  • Guitarist Will Brown at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Americana, folk, traditional and transatlantic tunes.
  • Cherish the Ladies at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, doors open 7 p.m./show 7:30 p.m. The Irish-American supergroup performs. $25 advance/$30 show day: boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • Chanteyman Geoff Kaufman at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Ballads, work tunes and songs of love. $12 adults/$6 kids at door. FMI: sailpowersteammuseum.org.
  • Happy Days Are Here Again: The Barbra Streisand ’60s Songbook, 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House. Musical revue featuring her early hits, performed by three artists, including the actress who played Glinda in national tour of Wicked. Tix: camdenoperahouse.com.
  • Acoustic Blues Tour with Dan Stevens, 8 p.m., Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main St., Newcastle. FMI: 563-3434.

SUNDAY, JULY 30:

  • Castlebay at Woolen Mill Park in Warren Village, 2-4 p.m. The duo performs Celtic ballads. Bring a chair or blanket.
  • Wilco Playing at Thompson’s Point in Portland, outdoor waterfront venue, doors open 6 p.m./show 7 p.m. All ages. $45 advance/$50 show day. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • Double Bill at Time Out Pub in Rockland, 6 p.m. Monday Night Blues show with Tweed Funk Band and Sean Chambers Band. $20 cover.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • Midcoast Brass Quintet in Camden Library Amphitheatre, 6:30 p.m. They play classical, pop, jazz and rock.
  • Free Evening of Baroque Music in Camden, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St. Mezzo-soprano Catharine Cloutier, flutist Hannah McGuire, baritone Andrew Cloutier and Somerset Consort perform pieces by Purcell, Hasse, others. They perform again Fri., Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Searsport. Donations go to church Wheelchair Lift Fund.
  • “Innerscapes” Concert Series, by mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich and the DaPonte Quartet, performing pieces by Respighi and Barber at five venues from Aug. 1-7. Full schedule: daponte.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Free Concert in Bath by Bowdoin International Music Festival Students, 2-3 p.m., Minnie Brown Center, 906 Washington St. FMI: bowdoinfestival.org.
  • Crown Vics at Waterfront Gazebo in Bucksport, 5:30-7 p.m. The rockabilly band plays dance-worthy tunes in the town’s Wednesday on Main series. FMI: bucksportwom.com.
  • Belfast Bay Fiddlers to Play Lawn Concert at Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St., just up from Simonton Corner, 6-7 p.m., rain or shine. Free admission. Pass-the-hat for the band. Masons sell burger and hot dog plates.
  • Skerryvore at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, doors open 7 p.m./show 7:30 p.m. Only New England stop on the Scottish group’s U.S. tour. $25 advance/$30 show day: boothbayoperahouse.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Right Track in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Steamboat Landing. Bring chairs, picnics and kids, but not dogs. FMI: 322-7123.
  • The Leaky Boot Jug Band in Lawn Concert at Rockland Library, 6:30 p.m. You’re invited to bring a picnic and a chair or blanket to the free concert of bluegrass, Americana and old-time tunes. Rain moves it into the library.
  • Glass Animals at Thompson’s Point in Portland, outdoor waterfront venue, doors open 6 p.m./show 7 p.m. All ages. $36 advance/$41 show day. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.

COMING UP:

  • The Seldom Scene at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Fri., Aug. 4, doors open 7 p.m./show 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass by the band that has played at the White House. $27 advance/$32 show day. FMI: boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • Coming to Thompson’s Point in Portland, outdoor venue: Alabama Shakes on Sat., Aug. 5. Guster on the Ocean, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Spencer Albee, on Sat., Aug. 12. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Coming to Union, Sun., Aug. 13, 7 p.m. in Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery’s Summer Concert Series. $70 for festival-style admission. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. FMI: savageoakes.com.
  • Coming to the Strand Theatre, in Rockland: Colin Hay, former lead singer for Men at Work, on Thurs., Aug. 17. The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers blending country, roots and rock, on Fri., Aug. 25. FMI: rocklandstrand.com.

FILM

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • NT Live: Angels in America: Part II, Perestroika, live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Tony Kushner’s epic play about New Yorkers in the 1980s dealing with the AIDS crisis and Reagan administration.
  • “Tribal Justice,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. Free screening of the film that looks at efforts by Indian tribal courts to find ways to let offenders right their wrongs and restore balance to the community.

FRIDAY, JULY 28 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Dunkirk,” “Atomic Blonde.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “War for the Planet of the Apes.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “My Cousin Rachel.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “The Exception.”

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Judi Dench plays a widow trying to reassemble an all-girl swing band in which she played during World War II.
  • “Harold and Maude,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Harold is 20 and obsessed with death. Maude is 79 and obsessed with life. The couple meets at a funeral and falls in love. Free.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • “Flow Fort Knox” in Prospect, 8:30-10 p.m. The multimedia event uses the exterior of the Civil War–era fort as a screen for multiple video projectors. Entry to the all-ages show is free; parking is $5. Rain date: Sun., July 30, same time. FMI: flowfortknox.com.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” 8:15 p.m. Monday Night Movies in Camden Library’s Amphitheatre. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and snacks for the flick about a scientist who discovers a dangerous lost world. Free.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • “Belfast, Maine,” 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. The documentary is shown on its 20th anniversary. Filmmaker Fred Wiseman will attend. The theater expects a sell-out; buy your tix in advance at the box office or reserve by e-mailing mike@pilut.com.
  • Free Screening of “Gosford Park” for Friends of the Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7 p.m. Memberships available for purchase at the door. FMI: 701-5053, rocklandstrand.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • “Deconstructing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Scott Freiman’s look at what Rolling Stone called the “most important rock & roll album ever made.” $8/$6 LT members.

COMING UP:

  • “Teenagers from Outer Space,” Sun., Aug. 6, 8:30 p.m., Outdoor Movie Night at Pinky LaRue, 995 Main St., Waldoboro. $5 donation benefits the Waldo Theatre. Concessions on sale by cash.

ART

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • Andrew Wyeth’s Nephew at Olson House in Cushing, David Rockwell will be on hand at 4 p.m. Thursdays through August to share stories about his uncle, the Olsons, and summers in Cushing. FMI: farnsworthartmusuem.org.
  • Reception to Open Show by Susan Cooney and Peigi Cole-Jolliffe, 5-7 p.m. at Dark Harbor Studio in the Williams Brothers Building, 509 Pendleton Point Road, Islesboro. Their new works are on display through Aug. 7.
  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Maine Marimba Ensemble plays Zimbabwean music on Middle Street. A craft show on the lawn at Nickels-Sortwell House (11 a.m.-7 p.m.), and artists taking part in a five-day plein air painting event sponsored by The Maine Art Gallery will set up easels around town. At 8:30 p.m., Doublet Design on Creamery Pier hosts the second in its SHED Talks at Dusk, with ceramics artist Juliette Walker.
  • Maine Quilts Show Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Thurs.-Sat., Augusta Civic Center. Over 750 quilts, Merchants Mall, demos, lectures, workshops, raffles, silent auction. Admission: $10 per day/$15 multiday/kids under 10 free. FMI: mainequilts.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Reception for “The Garden Show” at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Works by 28 artists in mediums from oil to mixed media to photography. Through Aug. 13.
  • Reception to Open “Island Wild” at Islesboro Historical Society, 5-8 p.m. Works by printmakers from the group pH: M.F. Morrison, Gwendolyn Tatro, J.A. Rigsby, Byron Thomas, Karin Otto. Wine and appetizers served. Show on display through Wed., noon-5 p.m. each day, part of the Islesboro Group show “Paints and Prints.”
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, Fri., July 28. With street performers and gallery receptions 5:30-8 p.m. Art Walk maps will be available at Belfast Creative Coalition’s booth at High and Main sts. With Farm to Gallery Food Tastings, coordinated by Maine Farmland Trust. FMI: belfastcreativecoalition.org. Receptions include: Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. To open “Interiors” in the Clifford Gallery and “An Eclectic Mix: Works from the Art Department” in the Corridor Gallery. Refreshments. Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. Celebration of 16 years in business with works by Joanne and Neal Parent, Nicole Peak, Dan Bennett, Marvin Jacobs. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St. Talks at 5 p.m. by Julie Crane, Maryjean Crowe, Terry Hire and Lou Schellenberg, who have work in the gallery’s current “Land and Sea: Summer Stable Show 2017,” followed by reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Daniel Anselmi Open Studio, 75 Main St. His new work will be on display. FMI: danielanselmi.com. Marc Leavitt Open Studio, 153 High St. See his new abstract figurative paintings.
  • Reception for “Riff Raff: Reimagined Art from Unexpected Places,” 5-8 p.m., Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor. Works by Otty Merrill, Helene Farrar and Ruth Sack. All three are members of New England Wax, a group of artists who work in encaustics. Through Aug. 2.
  • Reception for Ron Frontin’s Show at Cushing Arts in the Barn, 17 Hathorne Point Road, from 5-8 p.m. His realist paintings in the Winslow Homer tradition hang 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.
  • Paint Night with Angela at the Art Loft in Rockland: “Red Lobster,” 6-8 p.m. The professional artist gives step-by-step directions to let you transform your canvas. Snacks served. BYOB. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • 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: Florals at Marshall Point Light.
  • 2017 MFA Lecture Series at Maine College of Art in Portland, 5:30 p.m. at Osher Hall. By Sonya Clark, who creates craft pieces that address identity and race. FMI: meca.edu.
  • Reception for “Inflection Points: 40 Years Painting Maine,” from 6-8 p.m. at Barbara Prey Gallery, Port Clyde. Prey’s most recent works hang through Sept. 4.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • You’re Invited to Join Belfast Free Sketchers at Belfast Free Library, open to all levels of experience at no charge. 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 1 & 15. Bring your own materials, show your work, get ideas from facilitator Rita Swidrowski.
  • Reception for Artists in “Mystify the Senses” in Rockport, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. The show with works by over 25 artists is a fund-raiser for Maine Media Workshops + College and continues through Aug. 12. Refreshments will be served.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Guided Walks at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, 11 a.m. weekdays through August. Get the scoop on current exhibits during the half-hour tours that are free with admission. FMI: cmcanow.org.
  • Party to Open “People, Place, and the Everyday” in Newcastle, 4-7 p.m., Newcastle Historical Society, 77 Main St. The free exhibit of historical photos of early to mid-century midcoast Maine will be open through Sept. 7. Donations taken.

COMING UP:

  • Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk, Fri., Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m. Over 20 galleries will be open, many with new exhibits. The Farnsworth Art Museum and Center for Maine Contemporary Art offer free admission. List of participating galleries: artsinrockland.org. Pick up next week’s edition of The Free Press for details.
  • Björn Runquist Annual Open Studio Show at Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Tenants Harbor, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 4-6. There will be a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. The focus this year is on marine subjects.
  • “Paint the Town” in Waldoboro, Sat., Aug. 5, at 995 Main St. Preview at 4:30 p.m. of plein air paintings made earlier that day. Reception with lobster hors d’oeuvres and Cellardoor Vineyard wines. Auction at 6 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 at the door. FMI: Paint the Town page on Facebook.
  • Reception to Open “Tidal Drift: Inspiration from the Intertidal Zone,” Sat., Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m., Granite Gallery in Tenants Harbor. For a show of paintings, artist books and sculpture by Marnie Sinclair and Sandy Weisman. Show hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Tues., Aug. 4-8.
  • Victor Goldsmith Opens His Studio, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See the wood sculptor’s new series of drawings, “Something Different” at 34 Pleasant Point Road, Cushing.
  • Greg Mort & John Mort Hold Open Studio in Port Clyde, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road. Father and son artists show their new work. Both give talks Sat., 1 p.m. FMI: gregmortcollection.com, 372-8658; jonmortstudio.com, 372-8658.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Jenny Brillhart + Sara Stites: Temporality,” through Aug. 13. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29.
  • 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. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7.
  • Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland. “American Genre: Contemporary Painting,” through Sept. 15.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Before the Flood: Anita Clearfield,” “Within the Landscape: Anne Ireland” & “Final Mourner’s Kaddish – 333 Days in Paintings: Max Miller,” through Sept. 10.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Monhegan Museum, 4-6 p.m. “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach,” through Sept. 8.

FOOD

  • Healthy Lincoln County Summer Meals Program, midcoast sites are now serving free meals to kids 18 and under. No registration required, no questions asked. Sites: healthylincolncounty.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • Gala Spaghetti Dinner by Masons of Orient Lodge, 201 Main St., Thomaston, 5-6 p.m. The dinner benefits Thomaston Public Library’s “Bikes for Books” program. $8 adults/free under 10.
  • 2017 Kneading Conference at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds, Thurs. & Fri., July 27 & 28. The Maine Grain Alliance hosts it. Guests will include London culinary writer Francis Percival. FMI: kneadingconference.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Food Truck Fridays in Down East Magazine’s Parking Lot, on Route 1 in Rockport, from noon-7 p.m. Fridays, July 28 & Aug. 11. Up to 10 food trucks will offer everything from lobster rolls to smoked barbecue meats. Live music and a cash bar start at 4 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. It all benefits local nonprofits.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 26 (except Aug. 12).

SUNDAY, JUNE 30:

  • 6th Annual Old-Time Picnic Supper & Auction for Lincolnville Library, from 5-7 p.m.. Boat Club, 209 Main St., Lincolnville center. Rosey Gerry will be the host and auctioneer. Menu: pulled pork or vegetarian beans, rolls, summer salads, watermelon, homemade cookies and lemonade. $10 adults/$5 kids/free under 4 and over 90.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • “Scratch Cooking” Class at FARMS Community Kitchen, above Rising Tide Market in Damariscotta, 6-7:30 p.m. Leslie Wicks shows how making foods from raw ingredients can save money and be healthier. $15 includes sampling and take-home recipes. Sign-up: 563-1161, info@mefarms.org.

COMING UP:

  • Free Blueberry Pick at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, Sat., Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date is Sun., Aug. 6. FMI: coa-stalmoutains.org.
  • Searsmont United Methodist Church Annual Lobster Dinner, Sat., Aug. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. Get a 1.25-pound lobster, ear of corn, coleslaw, slice of blueberry cake and beverage for $14, with additional lobsters $8 each. You can also order to go: 589-3059. Church is next to Frat Village Store, Route 131.
  • Free Community Supper at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast, on Sat., Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. Roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls, applesauce, dessert.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors have added new items. YumBus serves food. A Kid’s Club is offered. United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring St., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Camden, 116 Washington St. (former tannery site), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m. Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. July 28 market: “In a Spin,” with fiber artists and spinners. Blues harmonica by D.W. Gill. Felting activity for kids. Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • First of Three Free Field Tours to Highlight Forest Stewardship, 3-5 p.m., Villageside Farm, Route 137, Freedom. Forester Rob Nelson and the property owners show their small-scale thinning, improvement cuts and wildlife habitat measures. The next two tours are set for Thursdays, Aug. 24 in Searsmont & Sept. 28 in Thorndike. They run rain or shine. FMI: Aleta McKeague of Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District at 338-1964 or Midcoast District Forester Morten Moesswilde at 441-2895.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. See Greg Larsen’s home & business, Tuva Bakery, in Lincolnville, with Japanese stewartia and other unusual specimens. Pack a picnic to eat next to the pond. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • Wildlife Habitat Tour on Montville Farm, 2-4 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy offers it at the property of John Twomey and Leigh Norcott, who discuss creation, maintenance and improvement of habitat for wild creatures who live in fields, brushy areas and woodlands. Registration: 389-5150 or midcoastconservancy.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • “Using Basic Botany to Become a Better Perennial Gardener,” at noon, Summer Talk series at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer leads the outdoor program on root systems, bloom times, life expectancy, pollination methods and seed generation, and how to use these concepts to plan and manage the garden. $5.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Invasive Species Walk & Talk at Erickson Fields, 124 West St., Rockport, from 4-6 p.m. Rebecca Jacobs of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District teaches how to ID and remove invasives. Those who attend are invited to return Sat., Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a workday at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve. FMI: 236-2739, jalbury@mcht.org.

COMING UP:

  • Day of “Nontraditional Solutions to Gravel Road Problems,” Fri., Aug. 4, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Boothbay Town Office. $45 includes lunch and all materials. Register by Aug. 1: 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org.
  • Triple Treat Next in Belfast Open Garden Days, Fri., Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Tour riverside gardens at 41, 44 and 52 Robbins Road, Belfast. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.
  • MOFGA Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., North Branch Farm, Monroe. Bring lunch. $50/$35 MOFGA members. FMI: mofga.org.
  • First-Time Homebuyer Class in Belfast, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waldo Community Action Partners, 9 Field St. The class will be offered every month through December. For dates and to register: waldocap.org.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • 42nd Annual Mount Desert Island Directions Fine Craft Show, at Atlantic Oceanside Event Center in Bar Harbour from 5-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 adults/under 18 free.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays. Low prices; new inventory.
  • St. Giles’ Church Fair in Jefferson, Route 126, just west of Route 213, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Books, pies, fine etchings, quilt raffle.
  • 3rd Annual Washington Community Auction, Washington Fire Station, 42 Old Union Road. Preview and silent auction at 4 p.m. Live auction at 6 p.m. Benefits multiple area nonprofits. Auction preview on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Annual Port Clyde Fisherman Doll Fair, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Port Clyde Baptist Church. Celebration of the dolls’ 40th birthday. With a bake sale that includes Maine blueberry pies, craft table and flea market.

COMING UP:

  • Cushing Public Library Book Sale, Sat., Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-noon. Large selection, affordable prices. FMI: 354-8860.
  • Morrill Fire Dept. Auction & Yard & Bake Sales, Sat., Aug. 5; Morrill Fire Dept. Bake & yard sales start at 8 a.m. Auction starts at 10 a.m. Hot dogs & drinks on sale. For auction donation pickup: 342-2129.
  • Pie Sale at Liberty Library, Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Last of the season. The last two sold out, so go early.
  • Family Fun Fair at Congregational Church of Bristol, 1261 Bristol Road, Bristol Mills, Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Yard, bake and plant sale, books, crafts, linens, silent auction, live music, art show, free bounce house for the kids.
  • Annual Open House & Cookie Sale at Jefferson Historical Society, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Three floors of Jefferson history, 1800s horse-drawn hearse, plus a Choose-Your-Own-Cookies Sale at the Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road. JHS photo calendars on sale. Lunch available.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • My Father’s Dragon, at Theatre at Monmouth. The family-friendly play runs through Aug. 17. Schedule: theateratmonmouth.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Free Tree Identification Walk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 a.m., Family Program Series. Families are invited to the hour-long walk on which they’ll learn to ID trees by their leaves and bark. No need to sign up.
  • Reading in Brunswick of Anthology from Portland’s Telling Room, 5-6 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books. Party to celebrate “Sparks,” with stories and poems by 60 young writers from the nonprofit writing center for kids, some of whom will read at the event. Free; open to all.
  • Terrarium Building Workshop in Rockland, 5-6 p.m., Coastal Children’s Museum. You will get everything you need to make a “Superheroes Save the Day” terrarium, from succulents to tiny action figures. For kids 5+ and adults. $35 per terrarium. Sign-up: 596-0300.
  • Raspberry Pi Coding with Minecraft, 5-6:30 p.m., Vose Public Library, Union. Learn how to write code for the Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer. Ages 8+, parents, adults, teens all welcome. No experience required. Save your spot: 785-4733.
  • How to Act Like a Child: Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up, 6 p.m., The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Teens in TPT’s summer program put on the free show, a compilation of “hip and entertaining” stories inspired by children’s book author Shel Silverstein.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • Campfire Stories & Songs at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. Storyteller Jan Zimmerman will lead the fun for all ages. Free with admission.
  • “Little Cooks in the Kitchen (with an Adult)” Classes, Saturdays, July 29, Aug. 19 & 26, from 9-10:30 a.m. at FARMS Community Kitchen, over Rising Tide Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. Leslie Wicks teaches kids 2-5 about kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. $15 per class/$40 for all three. Save your spot: 563-1161 or info@mefarms.org.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • Potterfest at Rockland Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the lawn. Bubbles, chalk, “wizarding” activities and water games to celebrate J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter’s birthday. Dress as your favorite character or in your muggle clothes. Rain movies it inside. All ages welcome.
  • Camp Mummichog, Damariscotta River Association, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Be a Marine Biologist for kids 9-12. FMI: damariscottariver.org.
  • Day Camp at Riley School, Monday-Friday. Additional session Aug. 7-11. FMI: SummeratRiley@gmail.com or 596-6405.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • Free “Who Eats Who?” Program at Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St., Rockland, 1-2 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to learn about the diets of different ocean creatures and then build a food web to take home. Save your spot: 596-5566.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 & up (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Maine lighthouses.
  • Free “Farm Hands” Program at Aldermere Farm, Rockport. The three-week program starts Aug. 1 and runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Kids 10-18 who already have basic skills will get advanced lessons working with Belted Galloway calves. FMI: 236-2739 or jalbury@mcht.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Babes in the Woods at Porter Preserve, Barters Island, 10-11 a.m. Short hike for babies, toddlers and older siblings, with a focus on discovery and observation of the natural world. The free hike includes a healthy snack. No need to sign up. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Kimballtown Road. FMI: bbrlt.org.
  • Y-Arts Theater Music Camp Puts on Peter Pan Jr.!, at 1 & 5 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Campers in grades 1-9 perform.
  • Egg Drop Challenge at Rockport Public Library, 2 p.m. Kids will be challenged to build a case that keeps an egg from breaking if dropped from a height of 10 feet. Supplies and eggs provided.
  • Free Family Nature Programs on Sears Island, for kids 4-10 and parents. “Art in the Outdoors: Creating in Nature” is offered Weds., Aug. 2; “Nature Rangers: Animal Habitats and Care of the Environment” on Thurs., Aug. 3; “Map Making, Scavenger Hunts and Geocaching” on Fri., Aug. 4. All programs run 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration required: 975-3878.

COMING UP:

  • Silhouette Artist at Liberty Library, Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Five-minute sittings for $30 by Ruth Monsell, one of the top silhouette artists in the country, who cuts them from black paper. She can also create them from photos (see liberty.lib.me.us for requirements). To reserve a sitting: brehmeyer@liberty.lib.me, 716-6157.
  • Teddy Bears Picnic at Vose Public Library in Union, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m. Bring your stuffed friend for games, activities and snacks.
  • Free Childbirth Preparation Class in Belfast, Sat., Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital’s Classroom. Topics include stages of labor and pain relief options. Registration required: penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com.
  • Kids’ Dig at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Bristol, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Archaeologist Neill DePaoli helps kids unearth artifacts & assemble them. Free program designed for ages 5-12, but all ages welcome. Kids must be with an adult. FMI: 677-2423, neill.depaoli@maine.gov.
  • Midcoast Day Camps, include these: Rockland Harbor YMCA Camp & Kinder-Kamp, weekly sessions all summer. Scholarships available. FMI: penbayymca.org. Pen Bay YMCA Sports Camps, gymnastics, karate, basketball, soccer. Scholarships available. FMI: penbayymca.org. Central Lincoln County YMCA Sailing Camp, weekly sessions through Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: clcymca.org, 563-9633. Tennis Camps in Rockport, for kids 5-18. FMI: midcoastrec.org. Hearty Roots, weekly sessions all summer at midcoast venues, for girls 9-15, with a focus on nature. FMI: Facebook. Summer Camp at Riley School, Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4 & Aug. 7-11. ArtLab ArtCamp, Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Weekly sessions for kids 6-11. FMI: jthompson@cmcanow.org. Free Red Ball Tennis Camps, for kids 6-8 from Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 14-17, 10 a.m.-noon, at Waldo County YMCA in Belfast. FMI: midcoastrec.org. Sailing Camp in Tenants Harbor, two-week sessions for kids 9-18 at all levels. FMI: 372-8174 or stgeorgesail.org. Art Workshops at Steel House in Rockland, with sibling and “bring-a-friend” rates. Package of Apprenticeshop Youth Sailing and Steel House workshops available on the shared campus. FMI: apprenticeshop.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 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and 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.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story & Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers. Includes a craft to take home.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • 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

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • Nurses Invited to Join Knox County Nurses Guild, noon. The group that raises funds for nursing scholarships meets last Thursdays of the month in the Rockland Room of the Knox Center, Rockland. Practicing, nonpracticing and retired RNs and LPNs in Knox and surrounding counties are welcome. FMI: 594-4047.
  • Yoga Flow Thursdays at CMCA, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through August at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Lucy Spalding leads vinyasa-style classes for all levels. Bring a mat. Drop-ins okay. By donation.
  • Democratic Candidates for Maine Governor Coming to Watts Hall, Thomaston. Knox County Democratic Committee presents them Thursdays at 7 p.m. Patrick Eisenhart on July 27; Adam Cote on Aug. 10.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Free Beach Yoga on Sears Island, from 10-11:15 a.m. Missy Hatch leads movement and stretching for anyone able to walk on the beach. Geared for adults, but attentive kids welcome, too. Park on Sears Island Road and meet at kiosk near the island gate. Bring a towel and water. FMI: Friends of Sears Island on Facebook or 975-3878.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive at Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport, 1-6 p.m. Set up a time to donate at redcrossblood.org.
  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m., in teen section.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • 4th Annual Mutt Scrub in Boothbay Harbor, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Two Salty Dogs. The pet store hosts the benefit for Coastal Humane Society and the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, including mutt scrubbing and nail trimming, a Doggie Talent Show, Doggie Musical Chairs and raffles. FMI: muttscrub.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 30:

  • Summer Service at St. George Episcopal Chapel in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. Led by the Rev. Susan Flanders.
  • Building Bridges Through Political Diversity to Meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at 93 Main St., Belfast. Bimonthly discussion group that lets people with different political persuasions work together and appreciate each other. FMI: ben496@prexar.com, 223-0052.
  • Free Talk on Online Service to Help Families with Funeral Planning, 7 p.m., Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs at Stockton Springs Community Library. By Kasey Smith, founder of EterNav.com.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • “Introduction to Sea Kayaking” in Belfast, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse beach. Paddling and safety instructions. Kids 10+ welcome with an adult. $30 includes tandem kayak and gear. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 4-Part “Self Defense Basics” at Rockland Congregational Church, Mondays, July 31-Aug. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn practical strategies for personal safety. $25. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Restorative Practices Workshops in Belfast, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 15. Drop-in yoga for all levels. By donation.
  • Guided Nature Hike at Saunders Preserve, Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Join a naturalist for the easy-paced hike of a mile. No need to register. Meet at trailhead at Pleasant Cove and Back Narrows roads. FMI: bbrlt.org.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group Indoor Barbecue, noon-2 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. $5 at the door gets you burgers and dogs, hot off the grill. Bring a picnic salad or side, beverage or dessert for the potluck spread. Sign-up: ckwalters66@gmail, 596-3978.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast. Bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and tea available. Free; donations appreciated. Aug. 1: Salad potluck at noon. Bring your fave, be it fruit, ham, egg or other. Aug. 8: Bring your fave game or play one of the center’s. Aug. 15: Planning for the “Sizzling Summer Senior Picnic.” Give your ideas for the upcoming event. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Skidompha Library Community Read Closing Ceremony, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Finale of the community read of “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown. With music by Novel Jazz, footage from the 1936 Olympic race, filmed interview with the author, refreshments, raffle drawings. Tix available at the library.
  • Lincolnville Sewer District Meeting, 6 p.m. LIA Building, Beach Road. Open to the public; they expect to be meeting weekly for the foreseeable future. FMI: www.LincolnvilleSewer.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Stroke Support Group at Camden Library, 10 a.m. For stroke survivors, their families, friends and supporters. New members welcome.
  • Open Meditation in Belfast, from 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesdays in August. Drop in and practice the art of meditation. No experience needed.
  • “Introduction to Sea Kayaking” in Camden, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maine Sport Outfitters Kiosk in Camden Harbor. Paddling and safety instructions. Kids 10+ welcome with an adult. $30 includes tandem kayak & gear. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 2017 New England UAS Conference, Weds.-Fri., Aug. 2-4, UMaine at Augusta. The theme for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems conference is “Navigating Your Airspace: Drone Applications for Business.” FMI: uma.edu/uasconference.
  • “Get 5K Ready!” on Rockland Boardwalk, Wednesdays, Aug. 2-Sept. 27 (no class Aug. 16), from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Personal trainer Rachael McCormick helps you build endurance and strength. Class leads up to Energy4Life 5K on Sept. 30 in Rockland. $40. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Spectrum Generation’s Lunch & Learn Series, 11:15-1 p.m., 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Two veteran support reps. from Togus and Lewiston VET Ctr. discuss how to prevent suicide as it relates to our veterans. Stay after for a lemon pepper pork loin lunch. $5/6.50 donation. FMI: 563-1363.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Family Caregiver Education and Support Group, noon-1 p.m., Home Health Conference Room, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. The facilitated monthly meeting helps you learn how to do the job and keep yourself healthy at the same time. FMI: 930-2500, x4795.

COMING UP:

  • Tick Talk & Walk, Fri., Aug. 4, from 9-11 a.m. Join Vector Ecologist Chuck Lubelczyk of Maine Medical Research Institute and learn fascinating facts about ticks and mosquitos. Limit of 20 people. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Fern Walk at St. Clair Preserve in Northport, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Led by Eric Doucette, president of Maine’s Josselyn Botanical Society. The free Coastal Mountains Land Trust nature program is open to all ages.
  • “Chowder Cup” Sailing Race in Friendship, Sat., Aug. 5. For monohulls any size or type except sailboards. Potluck follows in Martin Point Community House. Deadline to enter the free race is 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4: cwitherell3@roadrunner.com, 832-4823.
  • 26th Annual Hobbs Pond Swim in Hope, Sun., Aug. 6. Gather at Hope town beach at 9:30 a.m. Whistle at 10 a.m. for the informal, all-ages non-race, for which you won’t get a T-shirt. Half-mile swim in shallow water. Social gathering at Hope Library and Town Office afterward.
  • Full Moon Paddle on Little Dyer Pond at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sun., Aug. 6, 7:30-10 p.m. Meet at the gate. Bring a flashlight for the hike back. Midcoast Conservancy provides canoes, paddles, life jackets. Registration required: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • UMaine EDT 580 Summer Tech Institute, Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-11, from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.
  • Book Discussion at Thomaston Library, Tues., Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. The book is “The Moth: 50 True Stories” and copies are available at the library. The discussion is part of Maine Humanities Council’s Read ME program.
  • 112th Camden High School Alumni Association Banquet, Fri., Aug. 11. FMI: ddhenders@hotmail.com. 691-3549.
  • Crosby High School Alumni Reunion, Sat., Aug. 12, at Belfast Area High School. All who attended and/or graduated are welcome. FMI: 338-5516 or mjgilman47@gmail.com.
  • 150th Annual Kalloch Family Reunion in Rockland, Sat., Aug. 19, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Elks Hall, 210 Rankin St. The deadline ro register for the banquet is Sat., Aug. 5. Walk-ins must bring their own lunch. FMI: 949-2972 or paulwilson33@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

  • 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 suggested 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.
  • 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., PAWS 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 St., 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 St. 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 St., 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 WC 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.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • 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.
  • 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, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages & skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point on Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: 691-2037, muriel@stationmaine.org.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • 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.
  • “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 Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • 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.
  • 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 streets.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • 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 August), 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 County. 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.
  • 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.