|Children, Teens, Parents Calendar Listings|
For the Week beginning September 25
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
Enrollment Now Open for Rockland Harbor YMCA Child Care Center, for kids 6 weeks to 5 years old. The program is slated to open at the new Y, 12 Water St., in early December. FMI: 236-3375, ext. 241.
MC3! Chorus Registration, 3:15 p.m., Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. The children's offshoot of Midcoast Community Chorus, for singers ages 6-13. $80 for the semester. Scholarships and payment plans available. Rehearsals are set for 3:45-4:45 p.m. Thursdays. FMI: mccSings.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
"Wild Encounters" at Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, Damariscotta, for kids 5 and up in homeschooling families and groups. Sessions run 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16. Themes include Insect Safari, Wabanaki Living, Maine's Mammals and more. With a hike and nature journaling. $5 per session. Buy five, get the sixth free. FMI: 563-1393.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
"E.A.r.t.H. (Ecology for Advanced Homeschoolers) in Damariscotta, at Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, for homeschooled kids 9 and up with a serious interest in natural history. Classes:10 a.m.-noon Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 17, April 14, May 19 and June 9. Kids will study everything from phytoplankton to migration. With homework assignments. $65/$40 members every three months. FMI: 563-1393.
Free Children's Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth leads the Let's Draw Together! class for children 6 and up. This week: "September gardens." Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.
Family Harvest Days at Boothbay Railway Village, Sat. & Sun., Oct. 4 & 5. With old-fashioned fun including a hayride to the pumpkin patch, antique tractors, traditional games, farmstead food demos such as butter-churning (and tasting) and animals. Free with admission, $10 adults/$5 ages 3-18/free under 3 and members. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Free Daughters 'n' Dads Program, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 9, 16 & 23, Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport. Knox County and Lincolnville girls in grades 3-5 and their dads, stepdads, uncles or other significant men in their life are invited to attend one, two or all three of the programs that feature a "getting to know you" activity, healthy meal, short discussion on making healthy choices, and noncompetitive games. Registration required: 236-6313, ext. 2, or email@example.com.
"Mammals of Maine," Fri., Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m., DRA Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, Damariscotta. In this Frogs and Pollywogs class for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians, kids will see mammal skulls, hike for animal signs and make a plaster track. $3. Registration: 563-1393.
Appleton Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and a simple craft. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Story Time Tuesdays, 10 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. Tuesday Morning Books & Crafts, 10:30 a.m., for kids 6-10. Story Time Fridays, 10 a.m., for kids 2-4 and their siblings.
Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds (older siblings welcome). Thursdays: 4- and 5-year-olds. Fridays: 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays: preschool to early-elementary-age kids.
Carver Memorial Library, Searsport:
Preschool Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, games and singing for toddlers and their siblings. The Very Ready Reading Story Hour, first and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For very young learners, FMI: 548-2303.
Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor: Let's Get Cooking, lets kids plan and prepare weekly snacks: 3rd & 4th grade Tuesdays and 5th grade & up Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Open Art Studio, Thursdays (starting Sept. 11) 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Mixed-age story time with songs, games, crafts and a snack.
Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
Rockland Library, 80 Union St.: Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
Rockland Play Days Story Time with Ashli Bickford, Camden Street, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $8.
Rockland Toy Library Center, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Birth to age 5.
Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.
Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Stockton Springs Library Story Hour, first & third Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. FMI: StocktonSpringsLibrary.org.
Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.: Read-Aloud Program, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. For kids 8-12 and their families. Listen and draw storyboards. Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids must be with an older family member.
Vose Library Story Time, Union, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Songs and finger plays for babies and toddlers. Story and activity for older kids. FMI: 785-4733.
Waldoboro Library: Book Nook, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Chapter books read aloud for kids 8-12 and their families. Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Miss Connie reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers. Midcoast Music Together, third Monday, 10:30 a.m. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.
Warren Library: Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers. Summer Reading Program, ages 4-12, through Aug. 7. FMI: 273-2900.
Warren Second Congregational Church Clothing Give-Away, first Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothes for newborns to 'tweens.
"Come Boating!" in Belfast, Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. all summer. Kids will row a pilot gig. They must be middle school age or older and pass a strength test. FMI: ComeBoating.org or 338-1119.
Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.