NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Forum: “Refugees, Immigration, and Sanctuary,” 6:30-8:15 p.m., First Congregational Church in Camden. Video from the 2017 Camden Conference is shown, followed by a talk with clergy members who examine immigration from a biblical and personal perspective. Free public event sponsored by the church’s new Faith and Public Issues Task Force.
  • Learn About and Look for Lichens, with naturalist Diann Henderson. She gives a talk at Camden Library at 7 p.m. Thursday on local lichens. She leads a hike on Friday; meet at Camden Hills State Park at 8:45 a.m. Bring a hand lens to both, if you wish.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • 5th Annual Story Slam at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope Center, 6:30 p.m. Local storytellers illustrate the theme of “Change,” with yarns about the Maine outdoors, an airport drama and a tale of candy and kale. $12 advance tickets: sweettreearts.org. $15 at the door.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5. FMI: folkdancebrunswick.com.
  • The Maine Boatbuilders Show for 2017, at the Portland Sports Complex from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Power- and sailboats. FMI: portlandyacht.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Bar Harbor Comic Con 2017, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Conference Center from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All-ages sci-fi and fantasy con with artists, authors, tabletop and video gamers, cos-play, live music and vendors. Suggested admission donation of $5 per person/$15 per family.
  • “Walking on Air: Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie,” 1 p.m. in the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s series Women Who Dare: Pioneering Women of Transportation. Talk by historian and author Janann Sherman. $10 donation.
  • “Going to the Dogs and Cat$” at Rockland School of Ballet, 7-10 p.m. Swing & Sway dancers will lead lessons, Café Miranda will provide a bar, and “desserts and delectables” will be served at the benefit for May HTR Foundation, which supports shelters, rescues and other groups that help animals. $25 tickets: mayhtrfoundation.org.
  • 6th Annual Farnsworth [Collective] Bash with Sofi Tukker, 8 p.m. at 449 Main Street in Rockland. 21+ event with origami theme, cash bar by Rollie’s, dance music by Grammy-nominated Sofi Tukker, and art installations in the former 3 Crow restaurant space. $35/free for members. Tickets are at 2017collectivebash.splashthat.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

  • 6th Annual Liberal Cup Biathlon, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Race combining cross-country skiing and target shooting. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • 34th Annual Maine Maple Sunday, sugarhouses around the state open their doors and offer tours, family fun, and tastes of syrup and candy. The full Maine list is at mainemapleproducers.com. On the midcoast, stop by The Riley School in Rockport from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for live music, tasty treats, guided nature walks, crafts. Camden-Rockport Historical Society holds sugaring demos and offers free maple-sugared ice cream at Conway House from noon-3 p.m. The driveway is next to Hannaford plaza on the town line.
  • John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” Lunch and Show, 11:30 a.m. at Rollie’s Bar and Grill in Belfast. Cold Comfort Theater performs and lunch is served. $20 tix must be bought in advance at Rollie’s.
  • Mrs. Maine International Pageant, at 3 p.m. in Brunswick Crooker Theater. $30 adults/$25 under 19. Tix at the door. FMI: mrsmaineinternational.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

  • People’s Forum on Health Care, 6-8 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, presented by Southern Maine Workers’ Center, and other organizations. Forum features speakers impacted by the health care crisis, and the desirability of univeral publicly funded care will be presented. Maine State legislators will be attending. FMI: maineworkers.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • STRIVE Inmate Rehab Program Founder in Chats with Champions, 10 a.m. at Skidompha Public Library. Jerome Weiner talks about the program that’s reducing the recidivism rate in the Maine prison system. Free.
  • Free Talk on “Japanese Garden Design,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Lee Sligh and Liz Stanley show slides and talk about ancient and far-off gardens in the series co-hosted by the library and Belfast Garden Club.
  • Male Argentine Dance Company Che Malambo at Strom Auditorium, Rockport, at 7 p.m. Dramatic footwork, drumming and music inspired by the South American gaucho. $30/$10 under age 25: baychamberconcerts.org.
  • “Maine’s Red Tides: The Good, the Bad, and the Toxic,” 7 p.m., Café Sci at Camden Public Library. Dr. Cindy Heil gives a free public talk on the algae and their connections to climate change and human activities.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:

  • “The Allagash: New England’s Wild and Scenic River,” 6:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Slide talk by author and retired Maine forest Ranger Tim Caverly about loggers and other characters, and the river’s wildlife.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • “Shaken, Not Stirred” Fundraiser at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, to benefit Coastal Children’s Museum of Rockland. James Bond–themed event starts with VIP cocktail party from 5-6 p.m. with martinis and other beverages, nibbles, a James Bond trivia contest, and a raffle of gift baskets linked to different 007 movies. $30 tix: rocklandstrand.com or door. “Dr. No” screened at 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation for just the movie.
  • Panel of Seasoned Journalists on “Info Wars: Fact, Fiction or Opinion,” 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Free, public forum with moderator Jo Dondis, who’s worked at CNN, ABC, CBS and PBS, and four national-level pros: Joshua F. Moore, Mark Benjamin, Jesse Ellison and Matt Storin.

COMING UP:

  • Holistic Mystic Fair at Augusta’s Calumet Club, 334 West River Road, on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mediums, massages, gems and herbs, an animal communicator (bring a photo of your pet), and more. $5 admission doesn’t include individual services. FMI: enchanteddragons.net.
  • Swing & Sway Dancing Puts on Spring Showcase, Saturday, April 1, at High Mountain Hall in Camden, at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Family show featuring competitive ballroom dancers showcasing classic ballroom and Latin performances. $10 tix: swingnsway.com.
  • “Food, Fun & Foolery” Auction and Party in Rockland, Saturday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge on Rankin Street. With silent and live auctions, music by Midcoast Community Chorus musicians, finger foods, cash bar. $5 tix available at Clean Bee Laundry, Camden; The Grasshopper Shop, Rockland, Green Store, Belfast; 975-0582. No tix at door.
  • 2017 EQME Awards Gala & Silent Auction, Saturday, April 1, at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Featuring a tribute to Maine’s LGBT bars and nightclubs. FMI: equalitymaine.org.
  • Local Music in Support of Local Theater in Belfast, Saturday, April 8, 7:30-10 p.m. at Bay Wrap. $20 donation covers food, drinks, and live music by Sugarbush and James Spartz to support Midcoast Actors’ Studio’s 2017 season. FMI: midcoastactors.org or 370-7592.
  • Boothbay Region YMCA “We Are Family” Celebration, Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. With a Y-Arts program at 6 p.m. followed by volunteer recognition and staff and award presentations. Catering by Boathouse Bistro. $12 tix: at the Y or boothbayregionymca.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • 9th Annual Jazz for Meals Concert at Strom Auditorium, Rockport, 7 p.m. The MCH Meals on Wheels fundraiser stars the jazz bands of Belfast Area and Camden Hills Regional high schools and Camden-Rockport Middle School, as well as the Monday Night Jazz Orchestra. Donation taken at door. FMI: mchinc.org.
  • Novel Jazz Returns to Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 7-9:30 p.m. They head into their 13th season of hot jazz. $15 adults/$13 age 65 and up/$7 ages 12-18/free under 12. FMI: mainejazz.net.
  • “Bees in Your Bonnet” Concert Series by DaPonte Quartet, and guest violist Katherine Murdock, featuring the “three Bs” of classical music: Bach, Brahms, Beethoven. March 23: Portland at 7:30 p.m. March 24: Damariscotta at 7:30 p.m. March 25: Boothbay Harbor at 4 p.m. March 26: Brunswick at 3 p.m. Venues and tickets: daponte.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Works from the Golden Age of American Song, as well as Latin rhythm standards.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Blues Ukulele Workshop at Belfast Boathouse, 6 p.m. Continuing beginners and intermediates can take Part One from 6-7 p.m. & Part Two from 7:15-8:15 p.m. $15 per class/$25 for both. Registration: 322-2685, jeffrey.weinberger@maine.edu.
  • Tamara Hansson at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Songs of “love, heartbreak and the human condition” from the Aussie transplant.
  • The Lonely Heartstring Band Plays the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The award-winning bluegrass quintet combines instrumental virtuosity and three-part harmony. $15 advance tix: 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com. $20 show day.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

  • Open Mic at Marsh River Coop in Brooks, 4-6 p.m. Bring poems, stories, original music, comedy, puppetry or just step onto the soapbox. FMI: 722-3654.

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

  • Memphis Lightning Album Debut Party in Rockland, 7-10 p.m., Time Out Pub. The Maine band celebrates the release of “Trouble” on the Sweet Tone Records label. $10 admission. T-shirts and albums on sale.
  • The Districts at Port City Music Hall, Portland, 8 p.m. 18+ show. FMI: portcitymusichall.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby at Port City Music Hall, Portland, 8 p.m. 18+ show. FMI: portcitymusichall.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • Lez Zeppelin at Port City Music Hall, Portland, 8 p.m. 18+ show. FMI: portcitymusichall.com.

COMING UP:

  • Quantum at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. Original ambient electronic music.
  • Le Vent du Nord at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. The Québecois band performs traditional folk and originals. $24 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $26 show day.
  • Coming to Port City Music Hall, in Portland: Unearth Friday, March 31. Maine Youth Rock Orchestra: Armies, Wild Adriatic Saturday, April 1. Infected Mushroom (DJ set) Thursday, April 13. FMI: portcitymusichall.com.
  • Spring Concert at Camden Library, Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m. The Quasimodal Chorus, The January Men and Then Some, and The Mill Street Irregulars put on a show. $10 donation at the door.
  • The Doo Wop Project at Camden Opera House, Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. The musical revue features five stars of Broadway. Fireside Restaurant of Camden will sell pizza and craft libations ahead of the show and at intermission. $26-$29 tix: camdenoperahouse.com, 536-5850, door.
  • 8-Week “Easy Bluegrass Jamming” Class in Newcastle, Mondays, starting April 3, 10 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Resa Randolph leads the Coastal Senior College class. $45. FMI: coastalseniorcollege.org, 596-6906.
  • “Western Song” Musical Saga with Sara Grey & Kieron Means, Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Camden Public Library’s Coffeehouse. Hear music that developed as immigrants moved west in the 1800s and early 1900s, illustrated with slides. $10 at the door.
  • Alliage Quintet at Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. The European ensemble of four saxophones and a piano plays Gershwin to Glière. $22 advance tickets: 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com. $27 door.
  • Country & Western Concert with Dale Watson and Ray Benson, Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The duo just released “Dale and Ray” in January. $30 advance tickets: rocklandstrand.com. $35 at the door.
  • Kris Kristofferson at Portland’s State Theatre, Thursday, May 4. FMI: statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.
  • Coming Up at Thompson’s Point, Portland: The xx on Friday, May 26. Ween on Saturday, June 10. The Shins, Friday, June 16. Elvis Costello & The Imposters on 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, MARCH 23:

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta.
  • “Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 – THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Beauty and the Beast,” “Kong: Skill Island,” “Get Out.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Beauty & the Beast.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “La La Land.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “A United Kingdom.”

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” 6:30 p.m., First Universalist Church in Rockland. The Ken Burns film is screened for free. Donations taken.
  • “The Producers,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Free.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Stories to Screen Series: “Lassie Come Home,” Lincoln Theater, Damar-iscotta. Book talk at 9:30 p.m. Copies available at Skidompha Public Library. Free film screening at 10 a.m. You don’t have to have read the book to see the film.
  • Metropolitan Opera Live: Mozart’s Idomeneo, 1 p.m. at Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Encore at the Strand on Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m.
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” at Vose Library in Union, 1 p.m. Donations help cover the licensing fee.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

  • “Embrace” and “MopCap: An Alopecia Story,” 4:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. BelFem screens “Embrace,” on women’s body images, and “Mopcap,” Nicolle Littrell’s film-in-the-making. She and co-producer Ann Rousseau will take part in a Q&A.

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

  • “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” 1 p.m., Teatime Movie at Vose Library, Union. Donations help cover the licensing fee.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • “Wayne’s World,” 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Shown on its 25th anniversary as a fundraiser for Our Town Belfast.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • “I, Claude Monet,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Documentary filmed in Europe at locations where the father of Impressionism made some of his world-famous paintings. $15/$13 LT members/$5 under 19.

COMING UP:

  • “1984” Screening & Conversation at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m. The British film version of Orwell’s dystopian tale starring the late John Hurt is screened, followed by an audience discussion.

ART

  • Open Call: “Poetry & Art VI: A Mail-In Exhibition,” Good Tern Co-op in Rockland. Send poetry or art that fits on a postcard or in an envelope to Lois Anne, P.O. Box 1661, Rockland, ME 04841. Entries must be postmarked by March 25. FMI: 594-8822 or loisanne1001@aol.com.
  • Open Call: Spring Exhibition 2017 in Rockland, at Asymmetrick Arts & Black Hole Gallery. Submit by March 26: blackholegallery.com.
  • 2017 Annual Open Call Show at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, with the theme “Home,” to be on view April 7-May 12. Pieces must be delivered by March 31: waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.
  • Call to Artists 50+: Belfast Senior College Festival of Art, at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast June 1-4. Registration through March 31. FMI: seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com or 338-8033.
  • Call for Artists & Writers: spring & summer residencies at Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org.
  • Call for Actors: 2017 Camden Shakespeare Festival, for July and August runs of Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. FMI: info@camdenshakespeare.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • “Needle-Felted Animals” Class, 6-9 p.m. at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta. Debra Arter shows how to make a small creature out of soft wool. $29, plus $10 materials. Registration: clc.maineadulted.org or 563-2811.
  • Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Alan Bray, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The free series features talks between artist Jane Dahmen and notable contributors to the Maine arts scene. This one features Bray and his casein paintings.
  • “Life Blood” Hangs at Pemaquid Watershed Association Office, in Damariscotta, to March 31. Katie Leigh Cellana’s title for her show of photos refers to the term some Native American tribes use for water.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Malt & Monotype Night at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 6:30-9 p.m. Create monotypes on the Conrad E-37 etching press in a laid-back atmosphere. 21+. Admission is $10. Beverages by donation.
  • Bessie the Cow Paint Night at Art Loft Rockland, 6-8 p.m. Kim Nicoll leads the painting and socializing. Follow instructions to transform your canvas. $35. Get a $10 coupon on Facebook. Drop-ins accepted if there’s space. FMI: 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Potluck to Celebrate New Home of Medomak Arts, at 13 Friendship Street in Waldoboro, from 6-9 p.m. Live music by Laura Buxbaum, Brian Dunn, Mark Barbour and Travis Hoffses. Artwork by Carol Wiley on display. FMI: 832-4774.
  • “Favorite Places” Opens at Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland, and runs through April 24. With work by Susan Beebe, Greg Chilenski, Jeanette Phillipps and Linda Simmons-Arnold. Reception set for Friday, March 31, 5:30-8 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • “Fiber Fix-It and Maker Event,” from 9 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church in Belfast. Belfast Community Works hosts the free event with demos and workshops on spinning, knitting, clothing upcycling, sock puppets, silk painting, crochet, plus a kids’ table. FMI: bcwmaker.space or BCW’s Facebook page.
  • “Mosaics for Beginners” Class in Rockland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Ed. Led by Cheryl Masse. The group will decide on a day and time for a follow-up grouting class. FMI: midcoastadulted.com or 596-7752.
  • DSLR Camera Modes at Rockland Art Loft, 10 a.m.-noon. Amy Parrish teaches you how to control the manual exposure modes of your camara. $35. Also at Art Loft on Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., “Introduction to Felting: Wool Balls” with Lori Schafer. Suitable for ages 9-90. $25. FMI: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.
  • First Two of Five Andrew Wyeth Centennial Shows Open, at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn” will run through Sept. 9. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings” will run through Dec. 31. Both feature rarely seen and privately held works.

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

  • 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: “The Circus Comes to Town.”
  • Creative Artists Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Support and discussion group for people interested in developing their creative artistic potentials. FMI: 223-0052 or ben496@prexar.com.

COMING UP:

  • Ukrainian Egg Decoration Class for Adults and Children, Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-noon at Gamble Education Center, Rockland. Lesia Sochor teaches how to use beeswax and a kystka to make dyed eggs. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • ArtWalk Maine 2017 Summit, Wednesday, April 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Coastal Enterprises Inc. in Brunswick. The conference for community organizers will include a panel discussion followed by sessions on preparation and production of community artwalks. Hosted by the Maine Arts Commission. Registration: artwalkmaine.org.

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.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.

FOOD

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Dine for a Cause, at The Hartstone Inn in Camden, Thursdays, March 23 & 30. Reservations required: 236-4259.
  • Classes on Making Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauces, on Thursday, March 23, 5-6:30 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School, and on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope. $10/family discounts available. FMI: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • At Belfast Farmers’ Market: “A Taste of the Market,” 10 a.m.-noon, Aubuchon Hardware greenhouse in Belfast. Samples and serving suggestions with a spotlight on local cheeses, seafood, crudité and dips, baked goods and jams. The market moves to Waterfall Arts on April 14.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Bean Supper at St. George I.O.O.F. Hall in Tenants Harbor, 5 p.m. $10 adults/$5 kids. Buy pints or quarts to go.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

  • “Cooking with Cheese” Class at East Forty Farm & Dairy in Waldoboro, at 2361 Friendship Road, from 3-4:30 p.m. $35. FMI: 230-4318 or info@eastfortyfarm.com.
  • “Make Way for Ducklings” Benefit at King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta, from 4-9 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • “Eating Local in Maine” Cooking Class, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Nina June in Rockport. Chef Sara Jenkins and her mom, food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, teach how to make a fresh meal using Maine ingredients. A local farmer will join the group. $150. Sign-up: 236-8880.
  • “In the Know – In the Dough!” Class at Nobleboro Central School, 5-8 p.m. Blue ribbon baker Deb Arter on how to mix, knead, proof and shape yeast dough. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and plastic tub. $29, plus $8 materials fee. Registration: clc.maineadulted.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:

  • Soup’s On! at First Congregational Church of Camden, noon, 55 Elm Street; last one of the season. Free. Donations defray costs. FMI: 236-4821.
  • P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Fund-raiser in Hope, in Dine for a Cause series at Hatchet Mountain Publick House. Mention P.A.W.S. when you make your reservation so the group will get a portion of your tab: 763-4565.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, from noon-1 p.m. Thursdays.

COMING UP:

  • Free Homestyle Breakfast in South Thomaston, Saturday, April 1, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at People’s United Methodist Church. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, hash browns, coffee and juice. Donations taken at the door for Rockland District Nursing Association.
  • “Café Italia” Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Fundraiser, Saturday, April 1, at Waldo County Shrine Club in Belfast. Enjoy appetizers, browse raffle baskets at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. with pasta, meatballs, and more. Bring your own wine or enter the wine raffle. $20 tix at offices of Mailloux & Marden PA in Belfast or Belfast Chamber of Commerce.
  • High Tea at Thomaston Historical Society, on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. It launches THS’s Victorian fashion and accessories exhibit. $18/$15 members. Reserve by sending a check to Thomaston Historical Society, P.O. Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861.
  • 8-Week “Am I Hungry?” Program on Mindful Eating in Belfast, 2-3 p.m. Mondays starting April 3 at Biscone Medical Building (across from hospital). Health & Wellness Coach Hester Kohl teaches you how to know when you’re full, and how to avoid eating whilst in the grip of emotions. $80. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Spring Party Hors d’Oeuvres Class, Tuesday, April 4, 6-8:30 p.m. at FARMS Kitchen above Rising Market in Damariscotta. Learn spanakopita bites, mini quiche, artichoke crostini and others. $34 if you register by March 30 using promo code EARLYBIRD at clc.maineadult.ed. Then $39.
  • Demos & Discussion of Maine-Made Whiskey, at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union on Wednesdays in April. Distiller Keith Bodine shares his expertise. April 5, 5-7 p.m.: single-malt mashing and fermentation. April 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: fermenting barley beer and first-pass stripping run in the still. April 19, 5-7 p.m.: spirit run in the still and “white dog” discussion. April 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: whiskey barrel selection and aging. All programs are free. No reservations required.
  • Talk on Garden-to-Table Growing at Rockport Opera House, on Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Edible garden designer Jacinda Martinez gives free “Grounded Local” talk to the Rockport Garden Club. Public welcome. FMI: 236-7788.
  • Lebanese Cooking Class, Thursday, April 6, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Nobleboro Central School. Learn how to prepare chicken shish tawook, yogurt soup and more. $34 if you register by March 30 using promo code EARLYBIRD at clc.maineadult.ed. Then $39.
  • Free Info for Producers & Growers on FDA Produce Safety Rule, Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at Knox-Lincoln Coop Extension in Waldoboro. Registration: aenglander@mcht.org. FMI: 832-0343 or mhutch@maine.edu.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Spring Indoor “Lawn” Sale at North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wide variety of items. All proceeds go to World Missions Program. FMI: 832-4462.
  • Half-Price Sale at Grand Opening of Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop, at the new 17 Backstreet Landing location in Damariscotta, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Monthly Book Sale at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bios, memoirs, fiction, more.

COMING UP:

  • Boating Gear Swap and Sale at Belfast Boathouse, Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. FMI: 338-1142 or harbormaster@cityofbelfast.org.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Call for Teen Ag Crew Workers at Erickson Fields in Rockport, for teens 14-18 who will work part-time this spring and fall and full-time in summer growing vegetables. Apply by March 24: 236-2739 or jalbury@mcht.org. FMI: mcht.org.
  • Herring Gut Learning Center “First Work Experience” Summer Program, with pay, for Knox County kids 13-15. Apply by April 14: herringgut.org.
  • 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.
  • 40th Maine Student Film and Video Festival, accepting submissions from kids in K-12. Submit by June 1: msfvf.com.
  • Sign-Up Under Way for Pen Bay Y Summer Day Camps, with programs for ages 4-13. FMI: penbayymca.org.
  • Liberty Graphics Art Scholarship, for Maine high school seniors. Get rules & entry forms from your art teacher or at lgtees.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Craft Workshops for All Ages at Rockland Public Library, at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in March. Susan Beebe leads the free workshops. Materials provided.
  • “Girls’ Night Out” for Knox County and Lincolnville Girls, in grades 3, 4, 5 and their moms, stepmoms, aunts or other women, at Penobscot Bay YMCA, 6-8 p.m. The final session in the series will feature an activity, light meal, and talk about an important topic. Free. Sign-up: jsommo@gmail.com, 236-8463.
  • Five Towns Little League Softball and Baseball Registration Open, now to March 27. FMI: crllo.sportsoffice.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Bowl-Off to Help Fund Band and Chorus Trip to NYC, 3:30 p.m. at AllPlay in Belfast. Watch Camden Hills Regional High School Band Director Nancy Rowe face off against Chorus Director Kim Murphy as they bowl to raise money for the trip. The loser will have to do a “polar dip” at Lincolnville Beach immediately afterward.
  • OUT Maine’s Spring Fling with Punk Band Random Ideas, 6:30 p.m. at 61 Park Street in Rockland. The chem-free event for ages 12-22 will feature free pizza and more. Free admission.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Make a Button Tree at the Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. Kids will cover a drawing of a bare tree with colorful buttons under the guidance of artist Marianne Swittlinger. Free with price of admission.
  • Children Again Invited to Make Rockland Posters, 1-3 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. The free workshop is co-hosted by Rockland Heart & Soul. All materials supplied at this free event. Posters will be hung in the windows of local businesses.

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

  • “STEAM Kids” Program at Belfast Free Library, 4-5 p.m. Mondays through April 10. Kids age 8 and up are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Come to one, some or all of the free sessions.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • 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’s theme: “The Circus Comes to Town.”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:

  • Series at Belfast Library: “Everyone Needs a Wild Child,” Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Maine Guide Nancy Zane presents the free, public series on how to get families outdoors. March 29: “First Aid,” for burns, bites, bumps and blisters.
  • Sign-Up & Tryouts for Union T-Ball through Little League, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Thompson Community Center. With teams for boys and girls who will be age 4-12 as of April 30. $30 per child. FMI: mpthom@roadrunner.com or 385-4611.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • Craft Workshops for All Ages at Rockland Public Library, at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in March. Susan Beebe leads the free workshops. Materials provided.

COMING UP:

  • Friday Playtimes for Ages 2-6 from March to June, with Ashwood Waldorf School teachers Beth Lunt and Marianne Böckli leading a puppet show and games. $5 donation suggested. The next one is 10-11 a.m. March 31 at Belfast Library. FMI: ashwoodwaldorf.org.
  • Launch Party for “Princess Sophie and the Six Swans” in Brooks, Friday, March 31, 4-6 p.m. Marsh River Cooperative. Kim Jacobs of Brooks talks about her book and shows her sketches and paintings from her retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale.
  • 4-Week Program of Music and Movement for Babies, newborn to eight months, at Waldoboro Public Library on Mondays, April 3 & 10 and May 1 & 8, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Limited to 10. Sign-up: 832-4484.
  • “Just for Kids Yoga Class” in St. George, Tuesdays, April 4-May 23 (no class April 18 & 25), at St. George Municipal School Unit. Ages 5-8 meet from 2:45-3:30 p.m. Ages 9-12 meet from 3:45-4:30 p.m. $37.50. Family discounts available. Registration required: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • April Vacation Camps, schools closed Monday-Friday, April 17-21. Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in Somerville, Monday to Friday, April 17-21. Children ages 7-10 will learn about farm life and meet piglets, chicks and kids. FMI: pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com. 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood in Lincolnville, Tuesday to Friday, April 18-21. Ecology-themed outdoor activities for children 4-12. $155. FMI: extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood.

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

  • Call for Contestants in Maine Sea Goddess Pageant, at Rockland’s Maine Lobster Festival this August. Apply before March 31: mainelobsterfestival.com.
  • Town of Rockport’s Roadside Tree Planting Program, open to Rockport homeowners and businesses who will get saplings to plant next to roads to provide shade and beauty. Apply by 3 p.m. Friday, March 31. Applications are available at Rockport Town Office.
  • Hotline Volunteers Sought by New Hope for Women, which serves victims of domestic violence. Training starts in early April. FMI: newhopeforwomen.org.
  • Midcoast Stewards Program Taking Applications, for course at Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta that meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 11-May 23. Apply by April 3: 563-1393 or damariscottariver.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • “Tax Prep for the Self-Employed,” 1 p.m., Camden Library. Led by New Ventures Maine. Registration: 368-1664.
  • Maine Aeronautical Advisory Board to Meet, 1-3 p.m., conference rooms 112A & B at MaineDOT Region 2 Office, 66 Industrial Drive, Augusta.
  • Free Series at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick: Eat Our Yards, meant to help anyone turn their yard into an edible paradise. March 23 at 6:30 p.m.: “Perennial Vegetables.” March 29 at noon: “Backyard Bees.” March 29 at 6:30 p.m.: “Planning a Garden for Preserving.” March 30 at 6:30 p.m.: “Grow Your Own Mushrooms.” Full schedule: curtislibrary.com/eatouryards.
  • 2-Part “Learn to Relax and Restore” Class, Thursdays, March 23 & 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church. Clinical hypnotherapist Joanna Calderwood intros techniques for the tense. $12. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.course.storm.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Knox County Politicians at Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, from 7-9 a.m. at Samoset Resort in Rockport. Panel talk by Knox County’s legislative delegation. Open to the public. You must register: CamdenRockland.com.
  • Rockland Branch of Damariscotta Bank & Trust to Offer Giveaways, to celebrate its new logo. Coffee and donuts from 9-11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Noon Music in Lent Series at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, in Camden. Free program of music followed by a soup and bread lunch.
  • Poet Gary Lawless to Be Honored at Luncheon, noon-2 p.m. in Thorne Hall at Bowdoin College. He’ll receive the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. $35 tix: mainehumanities.org.
  • Learn About Cell Phone Navigation at Georges River Land Trust Office, in Rockland, from 1-3 p.m. Load Google Maps onto your smartphone and bring it along. You’ll learn how to explore maps and the GRLT’s trail system. Free, but you must register: 594-5166.
  • Tabletop Gaming for Ages 10-100 Fridays in March at Camden Library, 3 p.m. All welcome. Bring your fave to share with the group. Play Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, others.
  • Two Charter Bus Trips to Boston Flower Show, Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, with pick-ups from Belfast to Damariscotta. Hit the show for four hours, then go to Quincy Market for shopping and dinner. $109.99 per person. FMI: plantsunlimited.com.
  • Free Stretch Around Classes in Belfast, 1-2 p.m. Fridays & Mondays through March 31, at St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court Street. Gentle class designed for older adults and those with physical limitations. Chair yoga, Matter of Balance, Brain Gym. Drop-ins okay.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Open House at 251 Jefferson Street in Waldoboro, 9 a.m.-noon. Tour the 10 agencies and businesses that have set up shop in the former Odd Fellows Hall that once housed Taction. Light refreshments and a door prize.
  • “The 10 Tastes: How Medicinal Plants Inform the Tongue,” 10:30 a.m.-noon at Belfast Free Library. Steve Byers teaches how bitter, sweet, salty, sour and bland herbs influence the tongue and body for health and wellness. On the same day, Byers holds an Herbal Apothecary Open House from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at his 96 High Street practice in Belfast.
  • Lenten Vigils for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bath Iron Works, in front of the Administration Building, on Saturdays in Lent: March 25 and April 1, 8, 15. Bring signs and banners calling for an end to the building of weapons of mass destruction in Maine. FMI: 763-4062.
  • Simply Books! at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no set reading list. Share whatever book you’re reading.
  • “Bridging the Worlds: Spirits of Place and Shamanic Healing,” at the Thirteenth Moon Center in Montville. The series of six weekend gatherings starts Saturday, March 25, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For intermediate level students who are able to do shamanic journeying to the sound of the drum. FMI: thirteenthmooncenter.com or 589-3063.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

  • Seed Swap and Scion Exchange at MOFGA in Unity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center. Talks and demos on seed saving, grafting, propagating woody plants and more. Bring seeds, scionwood or cuttings you want to share with others. Free; donations welcome. Full schedule: mofga.org.
  • Talk on Tick Life Cycle, Habitat and “How to Protect Your Environment,” 2 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Professor of Entomology Bob Emmons gives the free talk hosted by Owls Head Conservation Commission. Donations taken at door.
  • Cyber Sunday at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. This week: Online Dating in 2017. Bring your smartphone or tablet, or reserve an iPad: 236-3440.
  • Talk on AARP in Waldo County, 2 p.m. in Neighbors Helping Neighbors series at Stockton Springs Community Library. Patricia Oh gives the free talk on AARP’s benefits and activities. Free.
  • Music and Reflection for the Lenten Season Series, 4 p.m., United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center. This week: violinist Caleb Edwards and reader Pat Shannon. Free-will donation. All welcome. FMI: 785-3521.

MONDAY, MARCH 27:

  • Wabanaki REACH Ally Program at Camden Library, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Outlines U.S. government relationships with Native people, and also provides awareness of white privilege and ally responsibilities. Sign-up: 951-4874 or mainewabanakireach.org.
  • “Maintaining Functional Strength and Balance to Prevent Falls,” 3-4 p.m., Empowered Aging Series at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle. Geriatric fitness expert Erica Robertson tells how.
  • “Environmentally Conscious Lawns,” 6-8 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Bob Emmons tells how to reduce the need for mowing, watering and chemicals. $19. Sign-up: msad40.maineadulted.org, 832-5205.
  • Free Essentials of College Planning Workshops in March, for learners 19+. University College Rockland offers them at 9 a.m. and noon Monday, March 27. UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast offers it at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28. FMI: 800-281-3703.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Drop in for board and card games, activities, coffee or tea. Bring a bag lunch. March 28: “March Madness” winner named. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Talk on Herbs for Bone Health at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Herbalist Melanie Rose Scofield on five essential herbs to grow, dry and then prepare in mineral-rich infusions. $5/free for MNC members.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group, noon, at Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Free Fly-Casting Clinic for Women, 7-8 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Elementary School. No experience or equipment needed. Donations to Georges River Trout Unlimited taken. Sign-up: 542-1502 or cbombeke@gartleydorsky.com.
  • 7-Week Power Squadron ABC Class in Rockport, at Camden Hills Regional High School, starting Tuesday, March 28. Wawenock Sail & Power Squadron offers the basic course on what recreational boaters need to know to safely and legally operate a boat in Maine. Course info: postmd@comcast.net. Registration: fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:

  • Estate Planning at Camden Public Library, noon. Attorney Jesse Bifulco helps you understand misconceptions that lead to failure and how to fix them. For educational purposes. No legally binding documents will be created. Part of a series that also meets Mondays, April 3 at 3 p.m., May 1 at 3 p.m., May 15 at noon, and June 5 at 3 p.m.
  • Belfast Community Works to Hold Organizational Meeting, 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Learn more about the group that seeks to encourage the sharing of skills and resources for making and fixing things used in daily life. FMI: bcwmaker.space or BCW’s Facebook page.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

  • 2017 Maine Brain Injury Resource Fair in Augusta, 1-4 p.m. at Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road. For brain injury survivors and anyone interested in learning more about brain injury resources and services in Maine. Free to attend or exhibit. FMI: biausa.org/maine.
  • Public Forum on Section 21 Waiver Services, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Give Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services your feedback on Adult Developmental Services’ Section 21 Home and Community Based Waiver Services. To request special accommodations: 287-8303.
  • “Backyard Chickens,” 6-8 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Sarah Ruef-Lindquist on local ordinances, getting started with chicks, coop design and more. $19. Sign-up: msad40.maineadulted.org, 832-5205.
  • Ballroom Dance Course at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Thursdays, March 30-May 11. Learn to waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, rumba and bachata. $64 if you register by March 23 using promo code EARLYBIRD at clc.maineadulted.org; $69 thereafter.

COMING UP:

  • Amnesty Day at Waldoboro Public Library, Friday, March 31. Return your overdue materials without paying fines. Refreshments and looping slideshow of the library’s move 10 years ago.
  • 2-Day Women’s Vitality Event at The Country Inn, on Camden-Rockport line. It opens Friday, March 31, at 6 p.m. with a talk on thermography. It resumes Saturday, April 1, at 9 a.m. with talks on sex and self care, functional medicine and bioidentical hormones, and interactive classes featuring aura-soma readings, herbals for detox, osteopathic manipulation and raw chocolate making. It wraps up with a chocolate and wine pairing. $50 before March 25, then $75, and $95 day of event. FMI: Country Inn’s Facebook page or 706-4166.
  • Goat Agility Training at McKay Farm in Thorndike, Sunday, April 2, 1-2 p.m. Unity College’s Jenny and Pieter deHart demo how they trained their goats and how you can, too. $10 solo/$19 per couple includes a clicker. McKay Farm’s Facebook page has details.
  • 3-Session Intro to Meditation Class in Northport, at Edna Drinkwater School, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays starting April 3. $15. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 6-Week Lunch Hour Yoga Class in Rockland, Mondays, April 3-May 15 (no class April 24), noon-1 p.m. in Knox Center’s Rockland Room. No experience needed. $37.50. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 4-Week Foxtrot Class in Belfast, Mondays, April 3-24, 6-7 p.m. at East Belfast Elementary School. Learn the basics. No dance experience required. $25 solo/$35 couples. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 4-Part “So You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course, starts Monday, April 3, 6-9 p.m. at the UMaine Coop Extension Penobscot County office in Bangor. Live streaming also available. $50 per person, two members of one household may attend for one fee if they share course materials. Registration: extension.umaine.edu.
  • “America’s Boating Course” at Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta, on Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meets most states’ requirements for a recreational boating license. $94. Save $5 by registering online using EARLYBIRD promo code: clc.maineadulted.org.
  • Community Karate Class in Unity, 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, April 4-June 27 (no class April 11), at Unity Barn Raisers, 32 School St. Aaron Taylor teaches the basics to those 7 and older. Discounts for families. $75. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Waldoboro Renewable Energy Group to Meet, Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 p.m. at the Town Hall Meeting Room. The group, a subcommittee of Waldoboro’s Economic Development Committee, will discuss solar energy as a source of power for Town buildings, residences and businesses. FMI: planning@waldoboromaine.org, 832-5369.
  • Dinner Meeting: “Is Your Risk-Taking Helping You Flourish?” at Owls Head Transportation Museum on Wednesday, April 5, 5:15-7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Diana Coleman addresses the Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network. Cost includes buffet and museum admission. $25 members/$30 non-members. Register by March 31: mainewomensnetwork.com.
  • Tractor Safety Course in Union, at Union Farm Equipment on Wednesdays, April 5-26, 6-8 p.m. A written exam and driving test will be given on Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m. $25/$15 under age 18. Financial assistance is available. Register by March 27: extension.umaine.edu.
  • American Sign Language Classes at Camden Hills Regional High School, in Rockport. The eight-week classes start Wednesday, April 5 (no class April 19). Beginners will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Intermediate students meet 6:30-8 p.m. Suitable for young adults and older. FMI: fivetowns.maineadulted.org, 236-7800.
  • AMC Maine Chapter Potluck and Presentation, Thursday, April 6, at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. John Connelly shares his Northern Forest Canoe Trail tale that includes run-ins with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and violent storms at the local Appalachian Mountain Club event. Potluck 6 p.m. Free talk at 7 p.m. FMI: amcmaine.org.
  • 4-Week Salsa Class in Rockland, Thursdays, April 6-27, 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church. Learn the basics. No dance experience required. $25 solo/$35 couples. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 4-Week Dance Class for People with Movement Difficulties, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting April 6 at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Camden. Bring a friend or caregiver to join the fun for free. $25. Registration required: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

ONGOING:

  • 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 , 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.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
  • Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • 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.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • 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.
  • 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.