NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Poet Kristen Lindquist to Read at Rockport Public Library, 4 p.m. Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s “Writer’s Almanac.”
  • “Eco-Friendly Yard Care: How You Care for Your Yard Matters,” 5:30 p.m. Rockport Opera House. Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Megan Patterson of Maine Pesticide Control Board lead the public forum. With refreshments and a Q&A. FMI: aaplanning@town.rockport.me.us.
  • Marine Researcher on “The Evil Twin of Climate Change,” 6:30 p.m. Belfast Free Library. State Rep. Mick Devin of Newcastle, who is also a marine biologist, talks about ocean acidification, rising seawater levels, marine debris, and bills he has sponsored to do something about it. This free public talk is part of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Earth Days Waldo County series.
  • “Curious Corvids,” 7 p.m. at Camden Library. Mid-Coast Maine Audubon hosts Don Reimer’s program on some of Maine’s most intelligent and resourceful birds: crows, ravens and jays.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • Semiannual Card & Game Party at St. Margaret’s Church, Belfast, 1 p.m. Friends of Belfast Free Library hold the afternoon of bridge, canasta, chess, gin, etc., with nonstop refreshments and a raffle prize. $10 per person goes to the library. Registration: 338-4118.
  • “Animals in Antarctica” Program at Belfast Free Library, 2 p.m. Staff from OceansWide, a nautical research group based in Newcastle, share photos from their latest trip and tidbits about whales, penguins, seals and seabirds.
  • “The Writing Life: Roller Coaster and Merry-Go-Round,” 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books in Belfast. Author Monica Wood gives a free public talk, and signs just-out paperback copies of her book “The One-in-a-Million Boy.”
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5. FMI: folkdancebrunswick.com.
  • Talley’s Folly at Rockport Opera House, by Everyman Repertory Theatre, at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tix $20 adults/$10 students at Left Bank Books, Rock City Cafe, Zoots Coffee, 236-0173 and everymanrep.org. $25 at the door.
  • Monster Truck Destruction Tour in Portland, at Cross Insurance Arena, with events Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pit Parties with a chance to meet the drivers precede each event. FMI: mtdtour.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Mind Body Spirit Festival in Belfast, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center. Holistic health practitioners, gems & crystals, psychics, Reiki, an animal communicator and more. $5 admission. FMI: mindbodyspiritfestival.org.
  • March for Science at UMaine Orono, noon-2 p.m. on the mall near Fogler Library. Speakers at noon. March at 1 p.m. Maine’s part in the national March for Science. FMI: umaine.edu/marchesforscience.
  • Animals from Sparks’ Ark to Visit Thomaston Public Library, 1 p.m. Meet Josh Sparks and rescued animals from his reserve. His visits often include a fox, hedgehog, bat, owl and snake. Free public event with refreshments.
  • Author Richard Grant Reads from His Thriller “Cave Dwellers,” 2 p.m. at Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. He’ll sign copies of his new WWII espionage novel after the free reading.
  • “Hither & Yon: Maine Poems from Away,” 3 p.m. Old Professor’s Bookshop in Belfast hosts Colby College Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins, who reads her award-winning poetry. Free.
  • Roller Derby at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport, Rock Coast Rollers vs. Mass Attack. Doors open 5 p.m. First whistle 6 p.m. $8 advance: eventbrite.com or RCR’s Facebook page. $10 door. Kids under 5 free.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23:

  • “Kid Hugging Day” at Midcoast Goat Cheese Creameries, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sample artisanal cheeses and see lambs and kids at Appleton Creamery, Copper Trail Farm in Waldoboro and Fuzzy Udder Creamery in Whitefield. They are part of the new Midcoast Cheese Trail.
  • Unity Raceway Presents The Austin Grant Mud Bowl, with racing starting at 1:30 p.m. Grandstand tickets are $5. FMI: unityraceway.info.
  • “Art & Science of Permaculture” Events in Belfast, free public events to wrap up Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Earth Days Waldo County. At 2 p.m., see permaculture at Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road with gardener Karin Wittmann. Head to Belfast Free Library for a 5 p.m. potluck. Drinks provided; bring plates & utensils. At 6 p.m., the library screens “Inhabit,” about permaculture’s potential to affect the nation. Co-screened by Sierra Club Maine.
  • Program by Baird Whitlock on Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, 3 p.m. at Left Bank Books in Belfast. Professor emeritus Whitlock describes the Victorian-era poet who wrote of nature and religion, and reads eight of his poems, including “The Windhover,” which Hopkins called “the best thing I ever wrote.” Save your seat: 338-9009 or leftbank@myfairpoint.net.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Learn How to ID Maine’s Hawks and Owls, 3-4 p.m. at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle. Maine Audubon’s John Weinrich will give a free public talk and show photos of raptors and their habitats.
  • Poets’ Corner Members to Read at Camden Library, 4 p.m. National Poetry Month is marked by area poets Jim Ostheimer, Trina French, Paul McFarland and Bill Eberle.
  • At Belfast Library: “Our Boys Over There: Belfast During World War I,” 7 p.m. Free program by Belfast Historical Society President Megan Pinette, who describes life in Belfast in the days before the war, Belfast soldiers’ experiences at the front, and postwar remembrances.
  • Tim Sample “Comedy for a Cause” Show at Samoset Resort in Rockport, 7:30 p.m. The Maine comedian performs to raise funds for Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and Rockland District Nursing Association. $16 advance tickets: mrra.net or 942-6772. $18 at the door.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Talk on “Reimagining Our Rivers” at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Landis Hudson of Maine Rivers on the relationship between rivers and the Gulf of Maine and how dam removals are shaping the future of restoration efforts in Maine. $5/free for MNC members.
  • “Big Ben & Stanley & Their Stupid Funny Stuff,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. The Rockland Historical Society provides an hour of “smiles and laughter” during a presentation of novelties in the library’s lower level. FMI: 354-0582.
  • Talk at Belfast Library: “Mother’s Day Love Lessons” 6:30 p.m. Meghan Vigeant gives the free public talk about mothers and shares some of the audio recordings gathered from the elders she has worked with over the years.
  • Talk on How Oyster Parasites Might Benefit Human Health, 7-8 p.m., Café Sci at Camden Public Library. Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences researcher Dr. José Antonio Fernández-Robledo on how the genetic diversity of marine parasites might benefit medical science.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26:

  • Rockland Poet George Chappell to Read at Camden Library, 1-2 p.m. His collection “When Souls Walk Away” is based on his work with veterans at the VA hospital at Togus in Augusta.
  • “Glimpses of God” Author to Speak About Losing a Child, 5 p.m., Wiscasset Library. Michelle Peele of Alna on the accident that took her daughter’s life and how she worked her way back to the “land of the living.”

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • “Woodland Wildflowers: Jewels of the Forest,” at First Congregational Church in Camden. Free public talk by Bill Cullina, executive director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments at 9 a.m. Hosted by Camden Garden Club.
  • Rockport Poets’ Corner Members to Read at Rockport Library, 4 p.m. The group of local poets who meet twice a month read from their new chapbook.
  • 15th Annual Poets/Speak! at Bangor Public Library, 4:30-8 p.m. More than 25 well-known and emerging poets celebrate the theme “Originals: Roots & Sources” in conjunction with the library’s month-long Smithsonian exhibit “Human Origins.” With live jazz and refreshments.
  • Mid-Coast Ducks Unlimited to Hold Annual Banquet & Auction, 5:30 p.m., Rockland Elks Club. The nonprofit group restores natural habitat and wetlands in North America. FMI: ducks.org.
  • “Osprey Watch” at Topsham Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free presentation on Osprey Watch, a citizen science project that makes it easy for anyone to monitor local nests and report data that helps better understand these threatened birds. FMI: btlt.org.
  • “Swarm of Poets” at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Adult and teen contest winners read their poems as the library wraps up Poetry Month 2017. Rockland’s Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd hosts the free public event.
  • Talk on Microplastics in the Ocean, 6:30 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. Talk by Paty Matrai of Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences. She discusses how microplastics are affecting phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain.
  • Potluck & Vintage Movies of the Midcoast, at St. George Grange Hall on Wiley’s Corner Road. Potluck 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. featuring two short films provided by Northeast Historic Films in Bucksport, including one shot in 1940 by the Rockland Camera Club. Free; donations taken. FMI: 372-8893.
  • “Life on the Edge: Shorebirds and Waders,” 7 p.m., Tenants Harbor Town Office. Three experts from Maine’s Inland Fisheries & Wildlife tell what migratory birds need on their annual treks to and from Central and South America. Priority habitats along with maps, online Habitat Viewer and other materials available from IF&W will be discussed. Refreshments. All welcome. FMI: 372-6459.
  • 16th Annual Maine Playwrights Festival in Portland & Orono, at Portland Ballet Studio Theater from April 27 to May 6, and for a single night on May 7 at Cyrus Pavilion Theatre at UMaine Orono. FMI: acorn-productions.org.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Community Radio Founders’ Ball, Friday, April 28, from 7-10 p.m. at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Free celebration with unveiling of the Founders’ Plaque, refreshments, and music by volunteer DJs from WBFY 100.9 FM radio.
  • Almost, Maine, Cold Comfort Theater puts on the romantic comedy in Belfast at the First Baptist Church on High Street. Curtain: 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Tix are $15 adults/$10 students and on sale at Left Bank Books in Belfast or the door.
  • Climate March & Rally in Augusta, Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. It runs in conjunction with marches around the country to demand “serious action at both state and federal levels.” Speakers will include politicians, a lobsterman and conservation experts. Starts at 111 Sewall Street behind the Maine State House.
  • Book Launch with Kristen Lindquist, Saturday, April 29, 4 p.m. The local poet celebrates the release of her new book “Tourists in the Known World” with a reading and signing.
  • Dance Party with Primo Cubano at Rockport Opera House, on Saturday, April 29. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Salsa dance lessons and demos at 7 p.m. Primo Cubano plays at 7:30 p.m. The dance is sponsored by Belfast Dance Studio and all proceeds benefit Ashwood Waldorf School, which is celebrating its annual community services Serve-A-Thon. $20 tickets: ashwoodwaldorf.org. $25 at door.
  • Sister Elizabeth Wagner on Her Life as a Hermit, Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. in Palermo Community Library’s Meet the Author Series. The author of “Seasons in My Garden” talks about founding of Transfiguration Hermitage in Windsor.
  • Maine’s First Ship to Hold Annual Gala Dinner, Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. at J.R. Maxwell’s in Bath. The group building a 51-foot replica of the pinnace Virginia hosts guest speaker Jim Nelson, Virginia’s rigger. With a silent auction and a raffle drawing for MFS-student-built Bevins skiff.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Scotty River Trio at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 6:30 p.m. Steve Jones, Scott Elliott and Paul Mellyn go free-form in the Upstairs Bar. $5 cover.
  • Open Mic at Marsh River Coop in Brooks, 5 Veterans Highway, 7-9 p.m. Share your poetry, stories, original music, comedy, puppetry, performance art, or step onto the soap box. FMI: 722-3654.
  • Wolf Eyes at SPACE Gallery in Portland, 8:30 p.m. The experimental music legends return to the revamped SPACE after a decade. All ages. Also on the bill: Wei Zhongle & Lingua Ignota. $10 advance/$12 show day: space538.org.
  • Mighty Mystic at Port City Music Hall, Portland, 9 p.m. 18+ show. Reggae by the younger brother of Jamaica’s prime minister. $12 advance/$15 show day: portcitymusichall.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • The Honeycreepers at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Guitarist Matt Shea and vocalist Kelsea Burch go from folk to funk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Palaver Strings at Rockport’s Union Hall, 6 p.m. in Bay Chamber Concerts’ Music@Dusk series. With Gawler Sisters and Bennet Konesni. $30 adults/$10 under 25. FMI: baychamberconcerts.org.
  • 6th Annual Spring Fling at Second Congregational Church, Warren, 6 p.m. A night of music with duo Neil Stetson & Evelyn Anderson, Rusty Hinges, and Rosey and Friends, emceed by the Rev. Andrew Stinson. Refreshments served afterward. Free-will offering taken for the steeple restoration project.
  • Will Brown at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. He plays guitar and sings folk, Americana and transatlantic tunes with singing along encouraged.
  • Caribbean Night at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, 7 p.m. Slip on your flip flops and dance to the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band. Specialty cocktails available. $10 advance: boothbayoperahouse.com. $15 at the door.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23:

  • Two Portland Symphony Orchestra Performances, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. PSO performs Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Barber’s Adagio for Strings at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Come early for Concert Conversation and stay for a PostConcert Q&A with the artists. $25-$75: porttix.com, 842-0800.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Anthony Gomes Band to Play Twice at Time Out Pub in Rockland, at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. $15 cover.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • “A Soothing of Sorrows,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. HeartSong offers an evening of a cappella music for anyone who has experienced grief due to a broken relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job or friend or home, or national/global uncertainty. Light refreshments served after the program. FMI: 841-1715.

COMING UP:

  • 12th Annual Trekkapalooza, Friday, April 28. Theme is Legends and Icons. Doors 6:30 p.m. Chem-free, all-ages show at 7 p.m. This year’s battle of the bands will also star past winners, who pay tribute to musical icons we lost in 2016, and the Oceanside High School Lip Sync Challenge, decided by audience vote. $10 advance/$12 show day: trekkers.org.
  • Rockport Folk Festival Reunion Concert at Rockport Opera House, on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Gordon Bok, Bob Zentz, Nick Appollonio, Bob Stuart, and John and Ellen Gawler perform. $20 tickets: gordonbok.com, 236-2707.
  • Double Bill in Belfast: Sugarbush and The Midnight Riders, Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 43. The female trio and the Knox County boogie kings play. $5-$10 sliding scale.
  • Album Release Concert by Greg Boardman, with Julia Plumb and Nolan Rogers, Sat., April 29, 7:30 p.m. St. Margaret’s Church, Belfast. Songs & fiddle tunes, old & new, all acoustic. By donation.
  • 2 Performances of “Requiem for the Living” and “Ellingtonia” in Newcastle, Sheepscot Valley Chorus and a chamber orchestra perform at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and again Sunday, April 30, at Second Congregational Church. Tickets at Sherman’s Bookstore, Boothbay Harbor, Maine Coast Bookstore, Damariscotta, Treats, Wiscasset and at the door.
  • Young Stars of Maine Prize Winners’ Concert at Rockport Opera House, Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. Free concert by winners of Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School’s annual prize program. FMI: rockportoperahouse.com.
  • The Dustbowl Revival at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Free-form funk with big brass and fast string picking. $15 advance/$18 door: rocklandstrand.com., 594-0070.
  • Coming to Thompson’s Point, in Portland: The xx Friday, May 26. Foster the People Friday, June 9. Ween Saturday, June 10. The Shins Friday, June 16. Elvis Costello & The Imposters Monday, July 24. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • David Bromberg Quintet Coming to Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. $35 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $40 show day.

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 in Rockland. Both through June.
  • Songwriter Sessions at Camden Library, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesdays. All levels welcome. FMI: 236-3440.
  • Third Friday Open Mic at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7 p.m. all winter. 6:30 p.m. sign-up.

FILM

THURSDAY, APRIL 20:

  • National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, 2 p.m. live and 7 p.m. rebroadcast at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater and Rockland’s Strand Theatre.
  • “Dancer,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Free screening of the doc about ballet bad boy Sergei Polunin, who turned his back on the prestigious Royal Ballet.
  • “Magnificent Seven,” 7 p.m. Recent Release Movie at Vose Library in Union.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 – THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “Fate of the Furious,” “The Boss Baby.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Fate of the Furious,” “Going in Style.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “Kedi.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Tomorrow.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • “Racing Extinction,” 6:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church in Rockland. A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that show how we could lose half of all species in the next hundred years. Free-will donation.
  • “Orpheus,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Academy. Julie Harris’s Tony-winning turn as poet Emily Dickinson.
  • “Hamlet,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Ethan Hawke stars as the uneasy heir to the Denmark Corporation in a high-tech future. Free.
  • Comedian to Perform at Screening of “Moonstruck,” 7:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Erin Donovan will riff on relationships before the classic romantic comedy is screened. $5 at the door includes truffle popcorn.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • The Met in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. 3 hours 38 minutes. Encore at the Strand at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2.
  • “A Climate of Change,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Four films on our endangered oceans interspersed with talks led by marine scientist Susie Arnold, Ph.D. This free event in Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Earth Days Waldo County is cohosted by the Island Institute.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23:

  • 2 Screenings of “Looking for Infinity: El Camino,” at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre, 4:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.Monday. At the Monday screening, those who have walked the 500-mile pilgrimage route across Spain are invited to speak.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” 1 p.m., Teatime Movie at Vose Library in Union. A prim British governess goes to work for an American actress in 1939 London. Donations taken.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • Two Classic Tales of the Sea at Camden Library, 6:30 p.m. The Camden Philosophical Society hosts the first event in its 2017 Film Series by screening parts of “Moby Dick” and “The Old Man and the Sea,” followed by discussion. Free.

COMING UP:

  • “A Plastic Ocean” Screening and Panel Talk at Strand Theatre, Rockland, Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. The new film is shown and then Matt Prindiville of UPSTREAM and microplastics marine research scientist Abby Barrows lead a talk. Free; $10 suggested donation. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
  • “Metropolis,” Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m. at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre. The 1927 silent movie is presented with live music by The Lost Wizards.

ART

  • Call for Submissions: “A Taste of the Peninsula,” opening May 26 at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta. Deadline is May 8. FMI: kefauverstudio.com.
  • Residential Writers’ Workshop at Whitehead Light Station, Thursday-Sunday, August. 17-20. Writer Linda Buckmaster leads all levels. Register by May 1: whiteheadlightstation.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • Artist’s Reception for Paul Sherman at Savory Maine, Damariscotta, 3-5 p.m. His paintings of lobsters, buoys and boats, reflections and doorknobs hang to May 22.
  • Artist Trading Card Program in Rockland, 5-7 p.m. at Coastal Children’s Museum. Adults and kids are invited to explore mediums as they make cards, which can then be traded. $10. Sign-up: programs@coastalchildrensmuseum.org or 596-0300.
  • Spring Blossom Paint Night at Art Loft Rockland, 6-8 p.m. Instructor Kim Nicoll gives step-by-step instructions that let you transform a canvas in two hours. Snacks served during break. Bring your own wine or beer. $35. FMI: 200-7915, artloftrockland.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23:

  • Introduction to Drop Spinning at Art Loft Rockland, 1-3 p.m. Learn how to use an inexpensive, easy-to-make spindle to turn wool into yarn in this class led by Lori Schafer. $25. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • 2017 Maine Crime Wave Writers’ Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at USM in Portland. Panel and author talks, plus Maine Attorney General Janet Mills on the truth about crime in Maine during her keynote talk. FMI: mainewriters.org.
  • Fiber Festival at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. With shearing and sheepdog demos, artisan vendors, face painting & felted crafting for kids, more. $8 tix: pinelandfarms.org.
  • 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: Tulips.
  • Paint the Sky! at Art Loft Rockland, 1-3 p.m. Learn mixed media methods from instructor Frieda Hanlon for creating dramatic but simple-to-produce day and starry or moonlit night skies . $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Belfast Free Sketchers to Meet Fourth Tuesdays in April & May, from 2-4 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. New members are welcome at the free meetings during which facilitator Rita Swidrowski brings in books, resources and ideas for an optional mini theme. Bring your materials.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26:

  • 5-Week Batik Class in Rockport, at Camden Hills Regional High School from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 26. Bo Smith leads it. $35 plus $30 materials fee. FMI: fivetowns.maineadulted.org or 236-7800 x5.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • 4-Week Gold-Leafing Course in Rockport, at Camden Hills Regional High School from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays starting April 27. Bo Smith leads it. $30 plus $90 materials fee. FMI: 236-7800 x5 or fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • Paint Night at The Green Door in Waldoboro, 6:30 p.m. Artist Libbie Winslow leads the guided session where you’ll make an acrylic painting of spring flowers in the moonlight. All materials supplied. Refreshments available. $20. FMI: 832-4774, medomakarts.org.

COMING UP:

  • Macrophotography Workshop in Rockland, Saturday, April 29, 1-3:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Lisa Mossel Vietze, whose work is on display there, leads it. You should know how to use your digital camera’s manual modes and have a macro lens. $25 suggested donation. Registration: 594-0600, info@mainecoastalislands.org.
  • Photographer Paul Caponigro to Present Retrospective, Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m. at Cushing Historical Society’s Meeting House on Hathorn Point Road. He’ll show photos and discuss his process.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “David Driskell: Renewal and Form,” to May 11. “Mark Wethli: Piper Cub,” to May 14. “Sam Cady: Parts of the Whole,” through May 21.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Art of Disaster,” through April 23. “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

  • Organic Plots Available from Damariscotta River Association, at its Community Garden on Belvedere Road. $25. Reservations: damarsicottariver.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Dairy Sanitation Workshop, for cheesemakers and small-scale farmers, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at UMaine Extension Penobscot County in Bangor. $80, plus $20 per additional team member. Register by April 14: extension.umaine.edu.
  • Medomak Arts’ Third Thursday Potluck, 6-8 p.m. at The Green Door, Route 220 South, Waldoboro. Live folk by the Rusty Hinges. FMI: 832-4774 or medomakarts.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • Fish Chowder Supper in Searsport, 5 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Searsport. $7 adults/$4 kids raises funds for Searsport Congregational-Methodist Food Cupboard.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Community Pancake Breakfast in Rockland, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street, from 9-11 a.m. Chef Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda cooks to raise funds for Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition. $10 at the door.
  • Free Public Supper at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, across from Lake Chickawaukie, at 5 p.m. It kicks off the church’s 2017 public supper season.
  • Bean Supper at Odd Fellows Hall in Tenants Harbor, 5 p.m. Ham and hot dogs. $10 adults/$5 kids. FMI: 372-8543.
  • Empty Bowl Supper at United Farmers Market of Belfast, 6 p.m. at the 18 Spring Street market. Choose from bowls donated by Maine potters and enjoy soup, bread donated by Back 40 Bakehouse, homemade desserts, and music by Shawn and Maizey Mercer. Proceeds support the MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee. $15 per person/$35 family cap.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Weeklong Meat-Cutting School in Gardiner, Monday-Friday, April 24-28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. UMaine Cooperative Extension holds it at Central Maine Meats. $400. FMI: melissa.libby1@maine.edu or 581-2788.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Midcoast Chorus Community Fundraiser at Flatbread Company, Rockport. A portion of every pizza sold from 5-9 p.m. (eat-in or take-out) goes to the non-auditioned community chorus. FMI: mccsings.org, 975-0582.
  • Bremen Union Church Holds Final Free Community Meal This Season, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hot casseroles, salads, homemade bread, ice cream sundaes. Hymn sing 6:30 p.m. Donations taken. Homebound delivery: 832-1283.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26:

  • Final Free Demo & Discussion of Maine-Made Whiskey, in the April series at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Distiller Keith Bodine shares his know-how on barrel selection & aging. Free. No need to RSVP.
  • Potluck at People’s United Methodist Church in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, yeast rolls, pies. $8 adults/$4 under 13.
  • Green Cone Composting Demo at Belfast Free Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how this system composts “icky” kitchen waste including meat, dairy and bones without odor or mixing.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • “Hot Off the Grill!” at Nobleboro Central School, 5:30-8 p.m. Stonewall Kitchen cooking instructor Chef Chris Toy leads the class to make a mixed grill of teriyaki chicken, cedar planked maple salmon and pepper rib eye steak with a side of roasted veggies. $39. Sign-up: clc.maineadulted.org, 563-2811.

COMING UP:

  • Wild Edibles Foraging Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-noon. Expert Tom Seymour teaches beginners how to ID edibles and then prepare them. Indoor talk & outdoor walk. $10/$5 MNC members. You must register: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.
  • Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper at Owls Head Community Center, on Saturday, April 29, 5:30-7 p.m. The benefit supper raises funds for Owls Head Conservation Commission and Georges River Land Trust’s Plaisted Preserve. $10 adults/$8 seniors/$5 under 12.
  • Belfast Lions Club Annual Spring Breakfast, Sunday, April 30, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Waldo County Shrine Club on Northport Avenue, Belfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, crepes, omelets, baked beans, home fries, breads, coffee, juice. $8 adults/$3 kids.
  • Public Family Dinner and Music by Jud Caswell in Damariscotta, Sunday, April 30, Community Room at Mobius, 319 Main Street. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with garden salad, rigatoni with marinara sauce, side of meatballs, desserts. Music by the Brunswick musician at 6:30 p.m. $15 adults/$5 students/free under 12. Reservations: uumidcoast.org.

FAIRS & SALES

  • Spring Plant Sale, of Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District. Orders taken to April 28; ready for pickup on Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7. Catalog: 596-2040 or knoxlincoln.org/spring-plant-sale.
  • Spring Fruit Tree, Berry & Shrub Sale, of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. Orders taken all April; ready for pickup on Saturday, May 6, at Waldo County Tech Center in Waldo. For a catalog: Facebook or 338-1964 x4.
  • Call for Donations to Belfast Garden Club Plant Sale, the nonprofit club needs perennials, seedlings and other stock for its Green Thumb Sale Saturday, May 20, at the Boathouse. Donation instructions: bonnie.m.irwin@gmail.com or 703-9057.
  • 2017 Trout Stocking Sale, pickup in Belfast at Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District Office on Saturday, May 27, at noon. You must have a trout stocking permit: 218-5311.
  • Call for Donations to Come Boating! Nautical Yard Sale, Belfast’s nonprofit community rowing group needs gear and small boats for its All Things Nautical Yard Sale at Belfast Public Landing on Saturday, May 27. FMI: 322-3090.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Waldo County General Hospital Aid Spring Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-noon. at United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast. Furniture, crafts, holiday items, books, plants, toys, more. FMI: 930-6739.
  • Boating Gear Swap and Sale at Belfast Boathouse, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Public sale of used gear for sail and power boats.
  • Camden Public Library April Book Sale, Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Volunteers are needed: 236-4885.
  • Community Garage Sale at McKay Farm in Thorndike, Saturday & Sunday, with set-up at 8 a.m. both days. 10 x 10 spaces are $15 for one day, $25 both days. If you attend the sale on Sunday, you can catch Karin Otto’s 1 p.m. talk on the “Living Wall of Succulents” at Waterfall Arts in Belfast and how you can make one. $12 includes a succulent plant.

COMING UP:

  • “Stash Buster” Fiber and Fabric Sale at Vose Library in Union, Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-noon. Along with a Bake Sale, Coffee Corner, and Mini Book Sale to raise funds for the library. Cash and checks only.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Belfast Garden Club Scholarships, for Waldo County high school seniors who plan to major in an earth-friendly field. Two scholarships of $1,000. Apply by April 30: belfastgardenclub.org.
  • Scholarships for Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop, July 16-22, UMaine Farmington. Maine high school students are invited to apply by May 1. FMI: www2.umf.maine.edu/creativewriting/longfellow.
  • 40th Maine Student Film and Video Festival, accepting submissions from kids in K-12. Submit by June 1: msfvf.com.
  • Liberty Graphics Art Scholarship, for Maine high school seniors. Get rules & entry forms from your art teacher or at lgtees.com.
  • 2-Week Sailing and Field Work Excursion for Maine High-Schoolers, ages 15-19, held by Baxter Academy for Technology and Science in Portland and Ocean Passages. Departs Portland Harbor on July 22. FMI: ocean-passages.org.
  • Volunteers Needed for Marine Ocean School in Searsport, a residential public magnet high school set to open in 2018. FMI: maineoceanschool.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Travelling Musicians at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 6 p.m. The musical stage show for all ages is based on the “Town Musicians of Bremen” fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Tickets are $10 adults/$5 for kids 12 and under.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • Workshop on Saving Money at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. Machias Savings Bank will lead an activity to teach kids how to save for something they want. Then kids will draw what they’re saving for.
  • Arts in Action Project at Rockland Community Building, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free fun for kids 8+, who must be with a guardian. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 691-2156, RASAartsinaction@gmail.com.
  • Teen Talk with Graphic Novel Team at Rockland Public Library, 2 p.m. Author Alex Irvine and illustrator Ben Bishop share their new “Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11’s Third Man.” All are welcome.
  • “Sing,” 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Community Library. Kids are invited to wear their jammies to the free screening of the animated flick.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Free Bike Fix-It Clinic at Belfast YMCA, 9 a.m.-noon. Free Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Earth Days Waldo County event, sponsored by Belfast Community Works.
  • Prom Dress Giveaway in Belfast, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Renys Plaza. The Cinderella Project of Maine gives gowns to all Maine high schoolers who need one with the proviso that they pay the favor forward by doing something nice for someone else in their community. FMI: cinderellaprojectofmaine.org.
  • Stories to Screen Series: “National Velvet,” 10 a.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free copies of the book will be available at the theater. The screening is also free in this family series.
  • Successful Breast Feeding Class in Belfast, 10 a.m.-noon in Waldo County General Hospital’s Classroom. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or by calling 338-9348.
  • “Finding Dory,” 1 p.m., Kids’ Movie at Vose Library, Union. Donations taken.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • “Pulling the Plug: It’s Easier Than You Think!” in Rockport, 7 p.m. Free public presentation at Ashwood Waldorf School by teacher Sarah Baldwin that invites families to “rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen.”

TUESDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Little Play: Stripes and Spots by Dahlov Ipcar, 10:30-11 a.m. in Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library in the main branch of Portland Public Library. Live interactive theater for kids ages 3-5. FMI: portlandlibrary.com.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, from 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: Baby animals, birds’ nests and fledglings, and spring flowers.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • Young Adult Book & Movie Group at Belfast Free Library, 3-6 p.m. Kids ages 11-17 are invited to borrow and read “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and then watch the Tim Burton film. Book discussion after the screening.
  • “Engage or Enrage: Conflict Resolution Strategies in the Classroom,” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at South School (former Rockland District Middle School) in Rockland. Free Mental Health Series event sponsored by counselors of RSU 13. Registration: rsu13.org.
  • Free Fat Bike Camp at Wiscasset Recreation Center, Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bikes & helmets provided. Registration required: midcoastconservancy.org or 389-5150.

COMING UP:

  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, at Gracie Black Box Theatre at Husson University in Bangor. Curtain on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. FMI: gracietheatre.com.
  • Annual Spring Children’s Fair at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free admission and crafts, face painting, balloons, book giveaway, touch-a-truck event, more. Kids invited to come dressed as their fave prince or princess. Rockland Kiwanis Club co-hosts.
  • Children’s House Montessori School Open House, Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-noon. The school for kids 18 months to 12 years invites families to meet teachers, see the classrooms and learn about the school’s hands-on programs. Learn about summer camps at the school, too. FMI: camdenmontessori.org, 236-2911.
  • Free Fat Bike Camp in Whitefield, Thursday & Friday, May 4 & 5, from 2:30-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy offers it on the ground of Whitefield Elementary School to kids who know how to ride but want to expand their skills. Bring water, snack, sunscreen and an extra warm layer. Registration required: 389-5150.
  • “Kids Can Grow” Program Starts May 10, registration open until May 8 to 12 families with kids 7-12. Get materials to build a raised bed at home, and take six hands-on monthly classes at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. $50 includes materials. Financial assistance available. FMI: jalbury@mcht.org, 236-2739.

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, 385 Main St., Rockland. Parents welcome to join. Registration: artloftrockland.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • 2017 Cleantech Open Northeast, is taking applications through May 1 from start-ups with ideas to solve energy and environmental problems. FMI: northeast.cleantechopen.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Walk Through a Giant Inflatable Colon in Belfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Waldo County General Hospital Biscone Building, 119 Northport Avenue. The endoscopy department hosts the free event. Learn about polyps and cancer.
  • Info Session on Herbal Medicine Course, 10 a.m.-noon at Belfast City Park Pavilion. Herbalists Gretchen Piper and Steve Byers describe their course “Wild Medicine Now!,” which meets monthly May-October, then lead a free plant walk.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Info and support for those whose loved ones are coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Guided Wetlands Walk in South Thomaston, 3 p.m. Scientist Dave Marceau leads it from the Finnish Church into Riverview Hayfields Preserve. A free Georges River Land Trust Walks & Talks event. Bring “rubber boots and questions.”
  • “Susan Collins Listening Town Hall” in Thomaston, 6:30 p.m. at Watts Hall. Midcoast Maine Indivisible hosts the event to which Collins has been invited, and which will “proceed with or without her.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 21:

  • Guided Bog Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, meet at the gate at 10 a.m. for the easy 10-minute walk to the bog. Bring binoculars and bug spray. $5. Sign up at midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Call for Earth Day Cleanup Crew in Unity, 2-4 p.m. Meet at the Unity Community Center at 1:45 p.m. Pick up roadside, park and trail litter. FMI: programs@unitybarnraisers.org or 948-9005.
  • Vernal Pool Exploration in Montville, 7-8:30 p.m. Amphibian fanatic Larkspur Morton leads a family-friendly search for peepers and other bog denizens. Bring a white plastic container, flashlight or headlamp, and waterproof shoes. Meet at Bog Brook trailhead. Sign-up: midcoastconservancy. FMI: 389-5150.
  • “Watching for Woodcocks” at Zak Preserve in Boothbay, 7:30 p.m. Learn about these elusive birds and prepare to see elaborate courtship. Bring a flashlight. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Call for Earth Day Volunteers, at these midcoast locations:
  • Camden Amphitheatre and Harbor Park, 9 a.m.-noon. Help spruce up the library grounds for the season. Bring rakes, shears, gloves. FMI: 236-3440.
  • MOFGA in Unity, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association needs help with projects at its Common Ground Education Center. Helpers get lunch and a T-shirt. All ages invited. RSVP: alibby@mofga.org.
  • Fort Knox State Historic Site in Prospect, 10 a.m.-noon Bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, leaf blowers, tarps, work gloves. Helpers get a T-shirt. FMI: 469-6553, FOFK1@aol.com.
  • Appleton, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Appleton Village School to sign up for a territory. Bring trash bags, reflective vests.
  • Earth Day Hike on Hills to Sea Trail, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet at Oak Hill Road train station outside Belfast for a 4.5-mile hike. Bring water, lunch, rain gear. Free event in Earth Days Waldo County series.
  • Bike Clinic and Fix-It Event, held by Belfast Community Works from 9 a.m.-noon at Waldo County YMCA in Belfast. Visit BCW’s Facebook page for details.
  • E-Waste Recycling & Drug Disposal Day in Rockport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at former Rockport Elementary School. Facebook lists accepted items. Free; donations go to West Bay Rotary civic projects.
  • Yoga with Live Music by Palaver Strings in Rockport, 10 a.m. at Union Hall. Free class for all ages and abilities.
  • Russian Conversation Group at Penobscot Language School, Rockland, 2-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays of the month starting April 22. Native speaker Eva Campbell leads the free all-levels group. FMI: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.
  • Chainsaw Class for Beginners, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23. $130 Midcoast Conservancy members/$150 non-members. FMI: 389-5150 or midcoastconservancy.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23:

  • Free Shearing and Wool Grading Workshop, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meadowcroft Farm in Washington. Bring lunch. You must register: aenglander@mcht.org.
  • Vernal Pool Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about these ephemeral pools and the creatures that temporarily call them home. Meet at the gate at 131 Egypt Road for the mile-long stroll.
  • Vernal Pool Workshop at Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, 1 p.m. The free public workshop in Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Spring Stewardship Series will focus on what makes a vernal pool, how the state designates a vernal pool habitat and the amphibians that dwell in them. Registration required: 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org.
  • Info Session on Moon of Hyldemoer Intensive Herbal Course, 3-5 p.m. Get details on a class offered by herbalist Suzanne Stone on 16 Sunday afternoons from May-September in Belfast. Sign-up: 922-7483 or whitegourdia@gmail.com. FMI: moonofhyldemoer.com.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Service at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, Rockland, 6:30 p.m. Readings and choral music by the choir. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Lunch and Learn at Camden Library During Money Smart Week, noon. Pat Jones with Better Investments leads an info session on how to use the ValueLine publication. No investing experience needed. Free. Bring a bag lunch.
  • Weeklong Certificate Program in Grant Writing, at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast from Monday-Friday, April 24-28. For leaders of nonprofits, municipal officials, executive directors. $1,080. Scholarships available. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu, 338-8034.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Nature Hike at Zak Preserve in Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Short naturalist-led hike at an easy pace. Meet at trailhead parking lot. No need to sign up. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Drop in any time. Coffee and tea available. Bring a bag lunch. This week a sing-along. The music jam starts 1:15 p.m.; bring your instrument. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Chapter 2169 of National Active and Retired Federal Employees to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant in Rockport. Speaker: Tom Peaco, executive director of Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 593-9107.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. (last Tuesday of the month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Spring Hiring Fair in Rockland, from 4-7 p.m. at Midcoast School of Technology. Year-round and seasonal jobs at midcoast businesses. All job seekers including veterans, retirees, students, skilled tradespeople invited.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26:

  • Journey to Health Walking Club in Rockport, 12:30-1 p.m. On the PBMC Community Wellness Trail, starting at Pen Bay Urology. Free guided walk. No need to register. FMI: 921-3950.
  • Maine Democratic Leaders Lay Out Proposed Budget for 2018 & 2019, from 6-7:30 p.m. at a Town Hall meeting at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. House Majority Leader Erin Herbig (D-Belfast) and Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) give a brief presentation and then hold an audience Q&A.
  • 5-Week Theology Course: “Cakes for the Queen of Heaven: In Ancient Times” 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 26 at First Universalist Church in Rockland. The course for women explores cultures of the ancient Near East and old Europe that revered a divine female and asks if women then shared power equally with men. Free; you must register: 975-7043.
  • Social Security and Retirement Seminar at Rockport Library, 6 p.m. Financial advisor Judy Brogden leads it and answers questions at the end, during national Money Smart Week. Sign-up: 236-3642.
  • Waldoboro Business Association to Describe Plans for Public Spots, 6-8 p.m. at the Green Door, 13 Friendship Road. All are welcome to hear about improvements planned for Pine Street, River Park and other public spaces.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Free. FMI: hashaw@earthlink.net.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27:

  • “Talking about Social Change: Are We Sending the Right Message?” from 7:30-10 a.m., the Maine Association of Nonprofits holds a Spring 2017 Executive Leadership Forum at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in South Portland. Register at nonprofitmaine.org.
  • “Women After 50: Spring-ing Forward!” in Camden, 9 a.m.-noon at Quarry Hill. Clinical herbalist Jillian Kelsey-Rose and life coach Nancy Lubin lead the spring-themed event aimed at helping women refresh and reimagine their lives. Free and open to women 50+. Registration: 921-6116, quarryhill.org.
  • Camden Area Senior Citizens to Meet, 10:30 a.m. at Masonic Lodge at Simonton’s Corner. The guest will be Kate Braestrup, author of “Here If You Need Me” and other books and chaplain to the Maine Game Warden Service.
  • “Spring Eye” Makeup Tutorial, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Hagar Enterprises in Damariscotta. Katie Hagar teaches four-zone application with contouring and highlighting, and how to shape and define brows. $24 plus $5 materials fee. FMI: 563-2811 or clc.maineadulted.org.
  • 4-Day Timber Frame Construction Workshop in Jefferson, at Hidden Valley Nature Center from Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30. $500/$450 MOFGA and Midcoast Conservancy members. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • 6-Week Basic Bird-Watching Course at Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta, starting Thursday, April 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Naturalist Stan LeQuire teaches beginners how to find, ID, attract and enjoy birds of the midcoast. $49: clc.maineadulted.org.

COMING UP:

  • Early Spring Wildflower Walk in Warren, Friday, April 28, 10 a.m.-noon. Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project leads the search at Payson Park for spring ephemerals including skunk cabbage and trout lily. $8/$5 for Wild Seed Project members. Registration: knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040.
  • AARP Driver Safety Course, Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Quarry Hill in Camden. Drivers 55+ who complete it qualify for an auto insurance discount. $20/$15 AARP members. Registration: 921-6116, quarryhill.org.
  • Free Senior Health Fair in Belfast, Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Penobscot Shores in the Ocean House. Free screenings, vendors, info booths. FMI: 338-2332.
  • Daylong Notary Public Training in Damariscotta, Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at CLC Adult Ed Office. $49. FMI: clc.maineadulted.org, 563-2811.
  • Rabies Clinic in Rockport, Saturday, April 29, from 9-11 a.m. at Taxes Plus (site of the old PAWS Shelter). $10 per shot. Credit cards accepted. Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers welcome. FMI: 273-1320.
  • “Welcome Aboard” Business Expo & Job Fair in Tenants Harbor, Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. George School. St. George Business Alliance teams local businesses with students, teachers, seniors and residents looking for full-time, part-time and seasonal work.
  • Truth Summit 2: On Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Maine, at American Legion Post 43 in Belfast, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Speakers will include medical experts.
  • Nonviolent Direct Action Workshop, on Sunday, April 30, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church in Rockland. Open to all. Cost is by donation. Bring lunch or snacks to share. RSVP: 691-0322 or sburke@midcoast.com.
  • Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Day of Remembrance Program in Augusta, Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m. at Michael Klahr Center of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Refreshments. Free; donations taken.
  • Maine Coast Men’s 54th Biannaul Gathering, Friday-Sunday, May 5-7, at Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Lincolnville. Theme: “Share Your Triumphs, Wisdom & Passions.” Low cost. Support can be arranged for those who have special needs. Download registration form from mainecoastmen.net. FMI: 785-2032.

ONGOING:

  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Anderson Inn, 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.
  • 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 Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • Meditation in Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sundays (except August), 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) Group, Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m., 16 School St., Rockland. Nonjudgmental emotional and spiritual support for people facing such challenges as cancer, chronic illness, depression, stress or anxiety. FMI: 975-5242.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that 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 Tables 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.
  • “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.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Conversation Series on Dementia, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center in Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • 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.
  • Game Day at Camden Public Library, 3-5 p.m. Fridays for tweens to adults. Play Magic the Gathering or board games. FMI: cmiller@librarycamden.org.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • 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, 1st 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.
  • Veterans’ Creative Writing, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans & their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry, fiction. Free and confidential.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers & those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • 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.
  • Journey to Health Walking Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Waldo County and Thursdays in Knox County. Led by wellness staff. Kids welcome. FMI: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  • Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. 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.
  • Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
  • 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.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, more. FMI: 233-8257.
  • 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.
  • Pop-Up Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Free. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.