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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning January 22
Please Take Note:
Email calendar listings to copyedit@freepressonline.com or mail to The Free Press Calendar, 8 North Main St., Suite 101, Rockland, ME 04841 or FAX to 596-6698 by noon the Friday before the Thursday publication date. Please include your name, address and phone number.

NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22:


Treasure Island,
the NT Live production is streamed live to Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater at 2 and 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:

• Free Dance & Instruction in Belfast,
7:30-9:30 p.m., East Belfast Elementary School, 14 Swan Lake Ave. Bring change of shoes for the wooden floor. Lesson 6:30 p.m. Bernadette Dempsey teaches salsa.
• New Winter Music Series Begins, 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House. Kristi Williamson and Vicky Andres perform debut of Community Supported Music series. Shows fourth Fridays through April. Tix, $10/free under 13: 470-7066, CamdenOperaHouse.com or Camden Town Office from 9-3 Mon.-Fri.
• Book Launch Party for Richard Loren, 7 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. To celebrate his memoir, "High Notes," on working with rock legends Jefferson Airplane through The Doors to the Grateful Dead. Rescheduled from Dec. 9 due to storm.
• By the Bay Jazz Trio in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe. Works from the Golden Age of American Song and Latin rhythm standards.
• Ale House String Band to Play, 8 p.m., The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro. Acoustic originals and covers of folk and Americana. No cover.
• VoXX: Voice of Twenty Music for the New Year Concerts, the a cappella ensemble performs Fri., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at First Church, 8 Court St., Belfast; Sat., Jan. 24, 2 p.m., at Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport; and Sun., Jan. 25, 2 p.m., at Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg. $10 at the door. FMI: VoiceOfTwenty.com.
• Red Sox Winter Weekend,Fri.-Sun., Jan. 23-25, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. Players and coaches have been invited. Baseball festival for all ages; clinics for kids. FMI: Redsox.com.
Winter Cabaret, Professional Ensemble Production presented by The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, Jan. 23-Feb. 1: Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. Raucous adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts. Pay-what-you-want tix ($18 suggested): 729-8584 or TheaterProject.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:

• Birding with Don Reimer,
8:30 a.m. Join the expert to see winter gulls, seabirds, etc. Meet at Pemaquid Point lighthouse parking lot. FMI: 273-3146.
• POSTPONED: Author James Hayman to Speak, Talk will now be Sat., Jan. 31, 1 p.m., 2015 Speaker Series at Waldoboro Library. He discusses his series of modern-day mysteries set in Maine. Free. Books on sale (cash or check) for signing.
• 10th Annual Trekkapalooza, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Six bands battle in the Beatles-themed contest. Chem-free; all ages. Benefits Trekkers. $10 adv. tix: 594-5095 or trekkers.org (click on "Donate Here"). $12 day of show.
• Tom Albury to Sing in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe. FMI: 594-4123.
• West Coast Swing Dance, 7-10 p.m., High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St., Camden. $9 includes refreshments and beginner lesson from swing champion Anne Fleming. FMI: JoyfulDancing.com or 203-915-9371.
• Mes Amis to Perform in Rockland, 8-11 a.m., The Speakeasy, 2 Park Dr. The trio plays high-energy gypsy jazz.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25:

• 4th Annual Liberal Cup Biathlon,
Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Races start 9 a.m. and run all morning. Categories for all levels and ages. Air rifles provided. Spectators welcome. With bonfires, food and beverages from Liberal Cup. Registration $10-$25. FMI: hvnc.org or 200-8840.
Swan Lake, 1 p.m. Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow production streamed live in HD to Rockland's Strand Theatre. $15/$10 under 18 and college students with ID. FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.
• 11th Annual Pies on Parade, 1-4 p.m. Tour more than 25 area businesses, including the Historic Inns of Rockland, to taste a wide variety of sweet and savory pies. All proceeds go to the AIO Food Pantry & Fuel Assistance Program. $30 tix: 596-6611 or any of the Historic Inns of Rockland.
• "Songs of Scotland and America," 4 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir celebrates Scots poet Robert Burns w/songs, poetry & instrumental music. $20/kids & students free: Maine Coast Book Shop, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta; St. Andrew's Church, Newcastle & CeciliaChoir.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26:

• Free International Folkdance,
Bell the Cat, 15G Starrett Dr., Belfast. With live music. Beginners and listeners welcome. FMI: 218-1066.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27:

The Merry Widow,
1 p.m. Rockland's Strand Theatre. Encore screening of Met Opera Live in HD. FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.
• Free Music Jams in Thomaston, Academy Bldg. gym. Tuesdays through May 26. Musicians, listeners and dancers welcome. Set-up 6:30 p.m. Music 7 p.m. Donations go to Academy Bldg. column fund. FMI: 504-2745.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28:

• Maine Wood Products Association Annual Meeting,
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Tours of Central Maine Cabinetry & Millwork and McIntosh & Tuttle, speakers, silent auction, vendor tables and networking hour. $50 tix and table reservations: director@mwpa.org. FMI: 338-2883.
• "Let's Talk About Community Solar," 7 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Information session and discussion about community plans for group purchasing of solar electric power that could reduce electric bills, presented by Steve Kahl, board member of Unity Barn Raisers. FMI: 948-9005, programs@unitybarnraisers.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29:

• Miners Creek Performs in Rockland,
6 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Bluegrass originals and covers. Free.
• Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen Perform, 7 p.m., Camden Library Coffeehouse. Original tunes with Irish, Scandinavian and Midwestern flair. $8.

COMING UP:

• Contra Dance in Lincolnville,
Fri., Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Community Bldg., Rte. 173. John McIntire calls. Reunion Band plays. Dancers of all levels welcome. FMI: 763-4652 or silverio@tidewater.net.
• "Downtown Poetry Party," Fri., Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. Dave Morrison reads from and celebrates the release of his 10th collection, "Shake Hands With Your Heart." Free.
• John Hasnip to Play in Waldoboro, Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m., The Narrows Tavern. Acoustic folk, pop and Brit hits. No cover.
Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Sat., Jan 31, 1 p.m. Met Opera Live in HD streamed to Rockland's Strand Theatre and Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater. Encore broadcast at the Strand Tues., Feb. 10, 1 p.m. $23/$5 students. Strand: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com. Lincoln: 563-3424 or AtTheLincoln.org.
• Rock Coast Rollers vs. The R.I.P. Tides, Sat., Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m., Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Hwy. Northport. This match benefits the AIO Food Pantry. $8 adv. tix: BrownPaperTickets.com; Good Tern Co-op, Rockland, Belfast Co-op; and Clean Bee Laundry, Camden. $10 door. Under 12 free.
• Blue Moon Birthday Party, Sat., Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m., Watts Hall, Main St., Thomaston. Hosted by Knox Clinic to celebrate its 15th birthday and thank the community. Food from Café Miranda and dance music by Hoodoo Man. Free.
• Boneheads & Holy Mackerels, Sat., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-6855. $15 day of show.
• "A Night of Hope Under the Stars," Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Jeff's Catering, Brewer. Black-tie event with silent auction, photo booth, dancing, appetizers and cash bar to benefit the American Cancer Society. $15 adv. tix: main.acsEvents.org/goto/anightofhope or 356-6008. $20 at the door.
• Twenties Theme Night with The Spaceheaters, Sat., Jan. 31, 9 p.m., The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro. Jazz, jam, funk 'n' roll band. 1920s or '30s attire encouraged. Special cocktails of the decade. No cover.
• Camden Winterfest, Sat., Jan. 31-Sun., Feb. 8. First weekend highlights: ice carving in Amphitheatre and "CamJam" in Harbor Park. Second weekend: U.S. National Toboggan Championships at Camden Snow Bowl. To enter the "Chute to Glory," register by Jan. 24: CamdenSnowBowl.com or 236-3438. Full Camden Winterfest schedule: CamdenMaineExperience.com/content/events/camden_winterfest.asp.
• "The Coursen Readings, Part One," Sun., Feb. 1, 1 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Brunswick writers are featured in a free four-part Sunday series named for Longfellow's friend, poet Herbert Coursen. Writers in Part One are Bob MacLaughlin, David Moreau and Elizabeth Tibbetts. For info events: BrunswickDowntown.org/events/longfellow-days-2015.
Benvenuto Cellini, Sun., Feb. 1, 3 p.m., Camden Opera House. Screening of English National Opera production, 3 hrs., 10 min. $16 tix: 470-7066, CamdenOperaHouse.com, or Camden Town Office 9-3 Mon.-Fri.
• Red Molly in Concert, Thurs., Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. Miners Creek and David and the Lowdown open. $20 adv. tix: HAV II, Clean Bee Laundry, Manny's and Karyl's, and Camden Town Office, all in Camden; The Grasshopper Shop, Sidecountry Sports, Rockland; or CamdenOperaHouse.com. $25 at the door.
• 3rd Eva' Down the Chute Beer & Wine Tasting, Fri., Feb. 6, 3-7 p.m., Camden Snow Bowl. $25 adv. tix: BrownPaperTickets.com. $30 door. 21+. Benefits West Bay Rotary charities. FMI: 592-1806.
Boy Meets Girl: Portland Ballet Dances the American Songbook, Fri. & Sat., Feb. 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave. Feb. 14 show includes post-show wine, chocolate and cheese reception. Tix, $25-$40: PortlandBallet.org. FMI: 772-9671.
• "Muscles for Mutts," Sat., Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Stone Coast CrossFit, Rockport. Pledge-based fundraiser to build an exercise yard at new P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden. Registrants get two free training sessions from coach Amie Hutchinson noon-1 p.m. Sat., Jan. 24 & 31. FMI: PawsAdoption.donorpages.com/Muscles4Mutts.
• Carolyn Chute Reads from New Novel, Sat., Feb. 7, 3 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick. Her latest is "Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves." Free. FMI: 729-5083.
• "Late Winter Light" Concert, Sun., Feb. 8, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Bass-baritone John David Adams and pianist Sean Fleming perform light classical and pops. $30 tix: 563-3424 or info@AtTheLincoln.org.
• "A Valentine's Warm-Up," Thurs., Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Pianist Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz play classical romantic pieces. $15 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-6855. $20 day of show.
• Cajun Concert by BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet, Fri., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $25 tix: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
• Kongos to Play Portland, Tues., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $20 adv. tix: StateTheatrePortland.com or 800-745-3000. $25 day of show.
Million Dollar Quartet, Sun., Feb. 22, Broadway's Best in Bangor at Cross Insurance Center. Tix and times: BroadwaysBestInBangor.com.
• Greg Brown Concert, Weds., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House. $29 reserved seats: CamdenOperaHouse.com, 470-7066 or Camden Town Office 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. $34 day of show.
• Irish Group Altan, Fri., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-6855. $30 day of show.
• George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Sun., March 1, 8 p.m., State Theatre in Portland, $35 tix: StateTheatrePortland.com, 800-745-3000 or Cross Arena box office. $40 day of show.
• "RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons," Mon., March 2, State Theatre, Portland. $40, $35, $25 reserved seating/$60 (includes VIP ticket), all ages: 800-745-3000 or StateTheatrePortland.com.
• Ellis Paul and Howie Day, Fri., March 13, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $20 adv. general admission tix: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070. $25 door.
• The Mallett Brothers Band & North of Nashville, Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m. Both bands hit the stage at Rockland's Strand Theatre. $18 adv. tix: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070. $20 day of show.
• 5th Annual Blueberry Cove 13.1, Sun., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Registration for the half marathon limited to 300 is open: Active.com. FMI: writer@midcoast.com.

CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:


Storybook Princesses Auditions,
held by P2PDance Center at various midcoast locations on Fri. & Sat., Jan. 23 & 24, for ballet dancers of all levels and ages. FMI: Michele Cox at 542-9205.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:

Cows Don't Fly - and Other Known Facts,
2 p.m., Rockland Library. Medomak Valley Players' Storybook Theater presents the comedy for all ages. Free.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27:

• Free LEGO Programs,
Stockton Springs Library, Tues., Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 24. "LEGO Playdate," for toddlers to preschoolers, 9-10 a.m. "Tween LEGO Club," for kids 8-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Come to one or all. No need to register.
• Free Children's Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth provides materials and leads the Let's Draw Together! class for kids 6 and up (under 11 should be with an adult). This week's theme: Winter scenes and sports. FMI: 596-0069.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28:

• Farm Hands Program in Rockport,
at Aldermere Farm, six Weds. starting Jan. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. For kids 10 and up. Help with farm chores, halter-train calves, learn about agriculture and more. Registration: 236-2739 or spost@mcht.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29:

• Learn How to Tie Useful Knots,
5:30-6:30 p.m., Great Salt Bay Heritage Center, Damariscotta. Master Maine Guide Steve Spencer leads kids 9 and up. $5/members free. Register by Jan. 27: 563-1393.

COMING UP:

• Family Game Night in Union,
Fri., Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., Vose Library. Kids and parents are invited to wear PJs. Library puts out board games, card games and activities. Free. FMI: 785-4733.
• Alex the Jester Puts on Show, Mon., Feb. 2, 6 p.m., Camden Opera House. Free up to age 3/$2 ages 4-12/$5 ages 13 and up/$15 families. Tix at Camden Library, Clean Bee Laundry and schools of Independent Schools Association.
• "Art Meets Music" Vacation Week Day Camp, Mon.-Fri., Feb. 16-20, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. For kids 7-12. Partial scholarships available. Early registration suggested: 338-2222 or WaterfallArts.org.
• "Wildlife in Winter" Vacation Week Day Camp, Mon.-Fri., Feb. 16-20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta. For kids 5-10. $220/$195 members. Register by Feb. 9. FMI: 563-1393 or DamariscottaRiver.org.
• MCC Youth Chorus, non-auditioned chorus for ages 11-17, to meet six Thursdays starting April 9, 4:45-5:45 p.m., at First Congregational Church, Camden. $50. MCC Children's Chorus, for ages 6-11, continues to meet Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the church. Registration is $80 and open to all. Scholarships and payment plans for both choruses available. FMI: mccsings.org or 975 0582.
• Free Show by Overboard, Fri., March 27, 9:30 a.m., Camden Opera House. Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School invites middle school music teachers and students to see the Boston-based a capella group perform. FMI: 236-2823 or monica@BayChamberConcerts.org.

ONGOING:

• Maine College of Art Three-Week Residential Pre-College Program,
in Theater Arts and Visual Arts, for high school students, July 12-Aug. 1, on Portland campus. Application deadline is April 20. FMI: meca.edu/precollege.
• 19th Annual Bagaduce Music Lending Library's Young Composers' Competition, accepting entries through Feb. 16 in two categories: 13 and younger and 14 through high school. Guidelines and entry forms: BagaduceMusic.org.
• Federal Student Aid Help Sessions, 27 free sessions around Maine in Jan. and Feb. for parents with kids planning to attend college or trade/tech school in the fall. FMI: FAMEmaine.com/FAFSA.
• Coastal Children's Museum in Rockland Needs Volunteers, adults and Junior Volunteers 14 and up, in front office, with birthday parties, giving demos of Gulf of Maine Touch Tank, and with art and science workshops. FMI: 596-0300 or CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
• Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program Taking Applications, from Maine high school sophomores and juniors. Program includes prep work, a hike across Baxter State Park in August, and a public presentation afterward. Submit applications by Feb. 8 at FriendsOfBaxter.org.
• Sign Up for Medomak Valley Pee Wee Wrestling, for pre-K to 4th-grade boys and girls in RSU 40 area. Practice Mon. & Thurs., 4:30-6 p.m., Medomak Valley High cafeteria. $10 donation. Forms available at practices. FMI: 542-4451.
• Register for Waldoboro Youth Basketball, for K to 2nd-grade boys & girls. Practice Mon. & Weds., 4:30-6 p.m., Jan. 26-Mar. 25, at Miller School gym, Waldoboro. $35/$25 residents. Forms: Town Office or WaldoboroMaine.org. Drop off form & pmt. at Town Office or mail to Waldoboro Rec Dept, PO Box J, Waldoboro ME 04572. Coaches needed: call 832-5369, ext. 308.
• Applications Being Taken for Wavus Girls Lead Program, for seventh- and eighth-grade girls for the class beginning August 2015. FMI: njk@kieve.org.
• Tours of Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport. Tour elementary through middle school classrooms 8:15-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May. See an early-childhood classroom 8:45-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays. You must register: 236-8021.
• 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, 10-10:30 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 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 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 kids 4-5.
• 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 in Jan., 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities that celebrate author/illustrator Jan Brett. 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. FMI: 273-2900.
• Warren Second Congregational Church Clothing Give-Away, first Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothes for newborns to 'tweens.
• Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.

FILM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22:


• "The Shop Around the Corner,"
6:30 p.m. Saltwater Film Society screens it at Thomaston Library. FMI: SaltWaterFilmSociety.org.
• "Babette's Feast," Fourth Thursday Film Series at Rockland Library. Film and theater buff Erika Pfander intros one of "Pfander's Favorite Films," films under two hours, in the library's free series.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 29:

• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "The Imitation Game," "Wild," "Paddington," "Into the Woods." Subtitles on Sunday's movies.
• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "Strange Magic," "Mortdecai," "The Boy Next Door," American Sniper," "Paddington," "The Wedding Ringer," "Taken 3," "Selma," "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Into the Woods," "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," "Blackhat."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: "The Imitation Game." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net, 633-0438.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Force Majeure." FMI: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
• Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. "Whiplash." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:

• Episode 3 of Season 5 of "Downton Abbey,"
2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free to the public.
• "Showboat," 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free.
• "Beetlejuice," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix in Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Free. Snow date: Jan. 24.
• "Destiny of a Man," 7:30 p.m., Penobscot School, Rockland. A story of the Russian Civil War. $10 suggested donation. Call ahead to attend: 594-1084.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:

• Family Movie Series in Camden,
Camden Opera House, fourth Saturdays through April, starting Jan. 24, 3 p.m., with "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." $5 family tix include free popcorn. Cash or check only. FMI: CamdenOperaHouse.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27:

• "Cool Hand Luke" Free Screening,
10 a.m., Early Bird Classic Film at Flagship Cinemas, Thomaston. 1967.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28:

• Munch and Movie,
eat lunch or dinner at King Eider's Pub, Damariscotta, any Weds. during winter promo and get $2 voucher for Lincoln Theater, good for any movie through June 1.

COMING UP:

• Super Bowl XLIX Live in High Def,
Sun., Feb. 1, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Kick-off 6:30 p.m. Free. Dogs & chili on sale. Bar open.
• "Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America," Weds., Feb. 4, 2 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Followed by discussion. Free. FMI: CoastalSeniorCollege.org or 350-2256.
• CIFF & Points North Documentary Forum, Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Camden International Film Festival will soon announce new programs outside of Fellowship and Festival. FMI:CamdenFilmFest.org.




ART

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:


• Reception for "Beautility,"
5-7 p.m., Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rte. 90, Rockport. Show of otherwise ordinary objects, such as bicycles and brooms, made sublime. Through April 1. FMI: WoodSchool.org.
• "Black, White and Tones of Grey" Reception, 5-7 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. A hundred works by artists in a wide variety of media, including sculpture and fine crafts. Through Feb. 19.
• Reception for Print Show in Belfast, 5-8 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. To open show of works by Maine artists who taught in the print studio.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:

• Artist's Reception for Zoe Wright,
6-8 p.m., Chase's Daily Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. For her show, "The Moon at the Back of My Face," with paintings and hangings. Through March 15.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25:

• "Watercolor with Erica Qualey,"
four Sundays starting Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., River Arts, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta for beginners and intermediate painters. $180. Registration forms and materials list: RiverArtsME.org or 563-1570.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26:

• Free Adult Art Class,
11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class. This week's theme: Winter scenes.
• Monotype Print Classes, Mondays 6-9 p.m. in Jan. & Feb., and Fri., Jan. 23 & 30, 9 a.m.-noon, Midcoast Printmakers, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. $40 per class includes instruction and materials. FMI: MidcoastPrintmakers.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27:

• Free Knitting Workshop,
6-7:30 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Informal workshop to get you started. Materials/instruction provided. Experienced knitters welcome to bring current project and join in. FMI: 948-9005 or Programs@UnityBarnRaisers.org.
• "Making Books by Hand," 7 p.m. Jump-start January workshop at Camden Library. $10 materials fee. Sign-up: 236-3440.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28:

• "Inside/Out" Opens,
PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Photos by Jeffrey Becton, Thomas Birtwistle and Sarah Szwajkos. Show runs Jan. 28-March 7. Artists' reception Fri., Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m. Snow date: Sun., Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m. Artists' talk Sun., Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Snow date: Sun., March 1, 2 p.m.
• Reception for "Big & Bold," 4-6 p.m., Damariscotta River Grill, 155 Main St., Damariscotta. Art by painters in Joy Vaughan and Katharina Keoughan's "Big & Bold" Workshops. Appetizers by Chef Rick Hirschwell. Show runs Jan. 27-March 10. FMI: 563-2992.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29:

• Gallery Tour of "3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth,"
Rockland, 1 p.m. Led by curator Jane Bianco. Free with admission. Meet in main lobby. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org, 596-6457.

COMING UP:

• "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America,"
opens at Portland Museum of Art on Fri., Jan. 30, and runs to April 26. With paintings and objects created between 1750 and 1904.
• Glassblowing Demos in Montville, Sat., Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. David Jacobson of David Jacobson Glass offers them at his 210 Choate Rd. Studio. For $25, you can make your own ornament. FMI: DavidJacobsonGlass.com, 914-715-6848.
• Print Valentine's Day Cards, Sun., Feb. 1, noon-2 p.m., Midcoast Printmakers, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. $27 includes materials. Register: 701-1304.
• Komi Knitting Workshop, Sun., Feb. 1, 2-4:30 p.m., Cushing Library. Helen Darmara leads "Keeping Warm in a Cold World: Traditional Knitting of the Komi People of Russia." Aimed at intermediate knitters, but all welcome. FMI and list of required materials: komi_camden@roadrunner.com.
• "Shift: Recent Work by Leah Gauthier," Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Feb. 1-28. Gauthier leads an ArtLab for All Ages on Sat., Feb. 7, 2-4 p.m., followed by 4 p.m. reception.
• Free Adult Art Classes in Camden, Mon., Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drawing and painting group led by Howard Etter first Mondays monthly. Sponsored by Camden Lions Club. FMI: 236-6468.
• Reception to Open "Coming Home," Thurs., Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m., Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. Wabanaki artifacts come back to Maine after decades or centuries away. For invite to free reception email Heather@AbbeMuseum.org.

ONGOING:

• Call for Photo Entries,
Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Submit one framed print on theme "The Poetry of Maine's Fog, Rain, Snow and Ice." Drop-off hours: Tues.-Fri., March 24-27. Opening reception Fri., April 3, 5-8 p.m. Show runs to May 15. FMI: WaterfallArts.org.
• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World," extended to March 8. "3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth." Through Sept. 27.
• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "Aaron T. Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal." Through Feb. 8.

AUCTIONS, FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:


• Pies on Parade Silent Auction and Pre-Party,
5-7 p.m., Trackside Restaurant, Rockland. Items include overnight getaways, gift certificates and products. With a performance by The Miller Clan, playing covers from The Avett Brothers to the Beatles. Pie-themed cocktails. Proceeds benefit AIO Food Pantry & Fuel Assistance Program.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25:

• Wolliker's Waldoboro Whimsies Flea Market & Crafts Bazaar,
8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Hall, Waldoboro. Craft and artisan items, and more. Benefits Blessings in a Backpack. To reserve a table: SallyLobkowicz@gmail.com or 380-3806.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29:

• Waldoboro Library Silent Auction,
Jan. 29-Feb. 14, 958 Main St. Over 150 items, including gifts and services. Full line-up: WaldoboroLibrary.org.

COMING UP:

• Indoor Community Yard Sale,
Sat., Jan. 31, 7 a.m., 56 Elm St., Camden. Furniture, collectibles and more. Proceeds benefit Camden-Rockport Middle School Japanese Exchange Program. Snow date: Feb. 1. FMI: SendKidsToJapan.com.
• "Share the Love" Auction, Sat., Feb. 7, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White St., Rockland. Silent auction 5 p.m. Live community auction led by Bruce and Becky Gamage with $13,000 worth of goods and services 6 p.m. Benefits Knox County Homeless Coalition, Knox County Health Clinic, New Hope for Women and Camden Christian Food Pantry.

MEALS & TEAS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:


• Robert Burns Supper & Whisky Tasting,
Waldo County Shrine Club, Northport Ave., Belfast. Traditional fare including haggis, music and audience recitation of Burns poetry. Whisky tasting 4:30. Supper 6 p.m. $25 for both. $10 adv. or $12 door for supper only. Tix: Out of the Woods, Main St. Belfast; 338-2692; or MaineCelticCelebration.com.
• 7th Annual Clark Island Robert Burns Supper, Craignair Inn & Restaurant, Spruce Head. Recitation of Burns poetry and other entertainment. Live music. Highland attire encouraged. Whisky tasting 1 p.m. $35. Supper featuring Scottish salmon recipe 4 p.m. $70 includes tax, tip and donation to Therapy Dogs International. Reservations: 594-7644.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25:

• "English Tea 101,"
2:30 p.m., The Kelpie Gallery, South Thomaston. First in the gallery's Tea and a Talk series. Learn about British high tea and how to brew a perfect cup. $10. Limited to 25. FMI: TheKelpieGallery.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28:

• Hot Soup Luncheon in Camden,
noon-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Wednesdays through March 25. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 236-4821.

COMING UP:

• Souper Supper & Cake Auction,
Sat., Jan. 31, 5-7:30 p.m., Appleton Village School, 737 Union Rd. Evening to support Appleton Library with soups, bread and dessert, plus Lively Cake Auction hosted by Rosey Gerry at 6 p.m. $8/$5 kids/free under 5.
• Hearts and Hands for Haiti Benefit Dinner, Fri., Feb. 13, 6 p.m., St. Patrick's Church, Damariscotta Mills. Haitian food, art, live music, Haiti trivia quiz and raffle. Tix, $25/$15 kids, at Maine Coast Book Shop, St. Patrick's, St. Andrew's, Bristol Congregational & First Congregational of Wiscasset. FMI: 380-5103.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22:


• Maine Real Estate & Development Assoc. Annual Forecast Conference,
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland. FMI: mereda.org.
• "How to Know When It Is Time," 4-5:30 p.m., Conversation Series on Dementia at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. When should a loved one with dementia consider Assisted Living? Free. FMI: 563-3350.
• Public Forum on Weskeag Marsh Conservation, 6:30 p.m., Wessaweskeag Historical Society, South Thomaston. Experts from various agencies host the free forum to discuss initiatives for protecting the marsh. FMI: 691-2120.
• "Crime and Punishment in Soviet Agriculture: The Ordeal of Nikolai Vavilov," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Talk by nationally known food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, part of Camden Conference's Community Events Series. Open to all.
• Basketball to Beat Winter Blues, Thursdays 7-9 p.m., Prescott Memorial School, 100 Waldoboro Rd., Washington. 18+. All levels welcome. FMI: 845-2089.
• "Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality," Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St., Thomaston, is a partner site for Trinity Institute's 44th National Theological Conference, taking place in New York Jan. 22-25. St. John Baptist offers all of the conference via video or webcast. FMI: StJohnsInThomaston@gmail.com or 354-8734.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23:

• Forum on Governor's Proposal to Tax Nonprofits,
Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 7:30 a.m. coffee and donuts. 8-10 a.m. discussion moderated by Lincoln County News editor Sherwood Olin.
• "Understanding Maine's Tree Growth Property Law," 3:30-5:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Maine's District Forester for the Midcoast describes the law's benefits and requirements. With handouts and time for queries. Free. No need to register.
• Slide Talk on Traveling in Tibet, 6:30-8 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Bill Barry of Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center tells of the two summers he spent there. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 594-1694 or RocklandYoga.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24:

• Home Garden Propagation Workshop,
10 a.m.-noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Cindy Gerry leads the hands-on class on seed saving, division and other techniques to increase plant stock. Dress for the greenhouse. $20/$15 members. Limited to 17. Registration required: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.
• "Birthday of the Trees," 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Thirteenth Moon Center, Montville. Using shamanic and kabbalah experiential practices, participants will learn about a centuries-old holiday, connect to the spirit of trees, and envision next steps for themselves and the world. Snow date: Jan. 25. FMI: ThirteenthMoonCenter.com.
• Simply Books Club, 2 p.m., Camden Library. Bring along whatever book you're reading and share with group.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25:

• Fourth Sunday Damariscotta Area Shape Note Singing,
2-5 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 11 Glidden St., Newcastle. Free, participatory event, not a performance. Beginners welcome. Sing from "Sacred Harp," 1991 Denson edition. Books available for loan or purchase. A potluck follows, so bring a dish.
• Penobscot School Open House, 3-5 p.m., 28 Gay St., Rockland. Learn about the short and full-semester courses in a multitude of languages being offered this spring and summer. FMI: 594-1084.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26:

• Workshop on Avoiding Falls,
11 a.m.-noon, St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor. Therapists explain the balancing act between remaining physically active and avoiding unnecessary risks. Free, but RSVP: 633-0920.
• "Get Fit: Firm & Tone," Mon., Jan. 26-March 16, 5-5:45 p.m., Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Bring a mat and 2- or 3-pound weights. Led by Dianne Daniels. $79. Daniels also leads a "Yoga" class at the school Mon., Jan 26-March 16, 6-6:645 p.m. Bring a mat and towel. $79. Registration for either: 563-2811 or clcae@aos93.org.
• "Puppets! A Community Dialogue," Belfast Library. 5:30 p.m. intro to With Breath Puppetry and its vision for a community puppet studio. 6 p.m. slideshow of possibilities including Earth Day parade & festival. 6:45 p.m. discussion on how puppetry can enhance community events. FMI: WithBreathPuppetry@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27:

• "Favorite Plants of 1915,"
10 a.m., Camden Garden Club's Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Library. Free talk by Hammon Buck.
• "Who Killed the Soviet Union?," 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library. Free talk by author and retired Foreign Service officer Louis Sell.
• Mid-Coast NARFE Meeting, 11:45 a.m., Offshore Restaurant, Rte. 1, Rockport. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends welcome. Speaker will be Meg Klingelhofer of New Hope for Women. FMI: 594-2466.
• NRCM Executive Director to Speak, noon, Tuesday Talk series at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Talk by Lisa Pohlmann of Natural Resources Council of Maine on environmental issues facing the Maine state legislature. $5/members free.
Leer y Charlar Book Club, 1 p.m., Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
• "Unpacking Informational Texts, One Sentence at a Time," 4-6 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston. Snow date: Jan. 28. Dinner and presentation for educators by global literacy textbook author Margy Burns Knight. $20/$15 RSU 13 members. Registration: 582-1899 or mariellen@tilburyhouse.com.
• "Bake the Night Away!," 5-8 p.m., Nobleboro Central School. Deb Arter teaches bakers of all levels how to mix, knead, proof and shape yeast dough. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and plastic tub to carry home samples. $29, plus $5 supplies fee payable to Arter. Registration: clcae@aos93.org, 563-2811.
• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Group to Meet, 6-8 p.m., Wiscasset Community Bldg. Julie Meyer, LAC, will be guest speaker. No childcare provided, so plan accordingly. FMI: 446-6447, 841-8757 or MidcoastLymeDiseaseSupEdu@gmail.com.
• "A Discovery of Labyrinths," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Garden Club's Winter Lecture Series at Belfast Library. Expert Duncan Newcomer gives the free slide talk.
• Creative Writing Workshop, Elizabeth Potter teaches the ongoing class starting Weds., Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Registration: clcMaineAdultEd.org or 563-2811.
• New Bereavement Group in Rockland, eight Tuesdays, Jan. 27-March 17, 2-4 p.m. Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers runs the free group. You must register: 372-6322 or 236-3056.
• "Tai Chi: Therapy Experience," six-week course starting Tues., Jan. 27, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. John Jenkins leads the class for all ages and abilities to improve balance and flexibility. $69. FMI: clcae@aos93.org, 563-2811.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28:

• Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census,
being held at Damariscotta's Skidompha Library 3-5 p.m. and Jefferson Town Office 4-6 p.m. Help people complete Point-in-Time forms. FMI: Alden Sproul at 563-1876.
• "Awareness Through Movement: The Feldenkrais Method," Weds., Jan. 28-March 18, 5 p.m., Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Wear comfy, stretchy clothes and bring a mat and two towels. Led by Dianne Daniels. $79. Daniels also leads an "Interval Training" class at the school Weds., Jan. 28-March 18, 6 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and 2- or 3-pound weights. $79. Registration for either: 563-2811 or clcae@aos93.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29:

• Blood Drive at Pen Bay Med Center,
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Physician's Office Bldg. All blood types needed. Photo ID required. Appointments recommended, but not required: 921-8770. $5 Dunkin' Donuts gift card for all donors.
• "It's Your Turn" Game Mornings, 11 a.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Parks & Rec's Ben Vail gives lessons and refreshers on cribbage, back-gammon, gin rummy & others. Bring your own fave game. Coffee and muffins served. FMI: 372-8971 or JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.
• Class on Independent Publishing, 6-8:15 p.m., Great Salt Bay School, 599 Main St., Damariscotta. Jane Karker of Maine Authors Publishing teaches how to turn a manuscript into a printed book. Sign-up: CourseStorm.com or 563-2811.
• Tibetan Singing Bowls Presentation,6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Lori LeBlanc tells of their healing power, then plays for 30 minutes, followed by five minutes of silence. Free event sponsored by Belfast Co-op: 338-2532. FMI: Lori7Bowls.com.
• Basketball to Beat Winter Blues, Thursdays 7-9 p.m., Prescott Memorial School, 100 Waldoboro Rd., Washington. 18+. All levels welcome. FMI: 845-2089.

COMING UP:

• Legislative Summit Breakfast with Maine State Chamber,
Fri., Jan. 30, 8 a.m.-noon, Farmstead Event Center, Rockport. Hosted by Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. $25/$20 PBRCC members. Registration required: 596-0376 or carisa@PenBayChamber.com.
• Search for Snowy Owls, Scoters and Other Waterfowl, Sat., Jan. 31. Mid-Coast Audubon's annual all-day field trip to south coast of Maine. Meet at Damariscotta Hannaford 7 a.m. FMI: 563-8439.
• Lectures on Colonial Mainers, 911 Bldg. (behind Lincoln County Courthouse), Wiscasset. Lincoln County Historical Assoc. sponsors four Sundays starting Feb. 1, 1 p.m., w/Bates College Prof. Ian Saxine's talk on land ownership in 18th-c. Maine. $5 sugg. donation. Snow date: Mar. 1. FMI: LincolnCountyHistory.org.
• "Portland's Black Abolitionists: The Story of the Abyssinian Meeting House," Sun., Feb. 1, 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. Historian Amy Smith gives the talk. $5. FMI: 780-0118 or MaineIrish.com.
• Full Moon Owl Prowl, Mon., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Naturalist Lynne Flaccus leads the one-mile hike along snowy trails for all ages and abilities. After walk, warm up w/refreshments. Bring snowshoes or reserve a pair . $5. Register online: hvnc.org. FMI: 200-8840.
• "The Greening of the Village: How the Village Green Came to Be," Tues., Feb. 3, 10 a.m., Camden Garden Club's Winter Horticulture series at Camden Library. Free and open to all.
• Maine Section of Appalachian Trail Topic of Free Slide Talk, Tues., Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Conservation Resources Manager Claire Polfus speaks.
• Talk on Russia's Desire to Control Ukraine, Weds., Feb. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Library. Free talk by UMaine Prof. Seth Singleton per upcoming Feb. 20-22 Camden Conference: "Russia Resurgent." FMI: 236-1034.
• "Immune Boosters for Winter," Weds., Feb. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., Winter Wellness Series at Good Tern Natural Foods, 750 Main St., Rockland. Free talk by Ayurvedic practitioner Jenna Labbe-Watson. FMI: 594-8822.
• Movement/Dance Workshop, Tues., Feb. 3, 10, 24 & March 3, 4-5 p.m., Old Number 9, Main St., Waldoboro. Natalia Nikitina teaches stretching exercises, improv movement and dance techniques. $45. FMI: jclark@clcymca.org, 563-9622.
• Midcoast Community Chorus Rehearsals & Classes to Begin, rehearsals start Mon., Feb. 16. Chorus open to all. $80 for semester. Scholarships and partial payment plans available. See website for music literacy and voice class offerings. FMI: mccsings.org or 975 0582.
• "Breaking Loose: Revving Up Your Poetry Toolbox," Mon.-Fri., March 9-13, 12:30-3 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Led by Kathleen Ellis for poets and visual artists of all levels. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org or 596-6457.

ONGOING:

• 2015 Midcoast Home Show Registration Open,
to exhibitors and sponsors, for show hosted Sat. & Sun., March 28 & 29, by Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. FMI: clcymca.org or 563-9622.
• Call for Mail-In Entries for Poetry & Art Show at Good Tern Café Gallery, 750 Main St., Rockland. Send your poem or art about poetry on a postcard by March 31 to Lois Anne, Curator of Poetry & Art, P.O. Box 1661, Rockland, ME 04841. FMI: loisanne1001@aol.com or call the Good Tern at 594-8822.
• Registration Open for MOFGA Spring Classes and Events, including organic orcharding workshops, conference on "Farming in the Face of Climate Change" and more. FMI: mofga.org.
• Waldoboro Y Ice Rink Open, at former A.D. Gray School, School St. Hours 4-8 p.m. Fridays and noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. FMI: clcymca.org or 563-9622.
• Tickets on Sale for Midcoast Actors' Studio 2015 Season, Belfast Playhouse, Church St. Venus in Fur Feb. 13-March 1. Skylight May 15-31. The Servant of Two Master Sept. 11-27. Good People Dec. 4-20. Tix for all $15/$12 seniors and students. FMI: MidcoastActors.org.
• Camden Conference Satellite Venue Seats Still Available, for the Feb. 20-22 event. Camden Opera House is sold out, but the "Russia Resurgent"-themed conference will be streamed live to Rockland's Strand Theatre and Belfast's UMaine Hutchinson Center. FMI: CamdenConference.org or 236-1034.
• Apprenticeshop Offering Scholarships, for its two-year, full-time boatbuilding curriculum. Applications now being accepted. FMI: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
• Registration Open for Lincoln County College Connection, help for those 19 and older to move on to college. Free academic courses to prepare for placement tests, career and college-finance counseling, and more in Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor. Classes start first week of Feb. FMI: CT4ME.org or 563-2811.
• Fitness Classes at Central Lincoln County YMCA, join in Jan. and get a free month of Group Exercise program, which offers 24 classes a week. FMI: clcymca.org or 563-3477.
• Free "Essentials of College Planning" Workshops in January, for those 19 and older. University College Rockland, 91 Camden St., 9 a.m. Mon., Jan. 26. UMaine Hutchinson Center, Rte. 3, Belfast, 9 a.m. Tues., Jan. 27. Registration: 800-281-3703, meoc.Maine.edu.
• Camden Shakespeare Festival Seeks Volunteers, who want to help with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth in Camden Amphitheatre July 30-Aug. 16, 2015. FMI: info@CamdenShakespeare.org.
• Coastal Senior College, for those 50 and over in Lincoln and Knox Counties, at various venues on topics ranging from woodblock printing to the Soviet collapse, with classes starting first week of Feb. FMI: CoastalSeniorCollege.org.
• "Gift a Smile" Taking Donations, to benefit people at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line who don't have a dentist: Lincoln County Dental, 748 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543. FMI: 563-3368.
• Songwriters Sessions at Camden Library, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Supportive place to try new songs and write originals that will be performed at Songwriters Coffeehouse in June.
• UkesROCK! Jam & Strumming Group, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 417 Main St., Suite 203 (above In Good Company), Rockland. FMI: 542-4452.
• Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays of every month, 1-3 p.m., 123 John St., Camden (future home of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center). FMI: 763-4291 or ppetp@tidewater.net.
• Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner 6 p.m. 12-step, Christ-centered meeting follows. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
• H.O.P.E. Support Group Meeting, Mondays 4-6 p.m., UU Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland. Mind-body health and finding purpose in the face of illness, trauma, addiction. FMI: 975-1115.
• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Knox and Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599. FMI for Damariscotta: 542-9504.
• Family Caregiver Education & Support Group in Belfast, first Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Home Health conference room (in the new building across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group in Rockport, second Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Midcoast Recreation Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
• Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's. FMI: 620-1656.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
• Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Route 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or CamRockNetwork.com.
• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tues. potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: ThomastonRec.com or 975-2544.
• Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
• Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Wiscasset Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Pickleball in Rockport, Midcoast Rec Center, 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. $2. FMI: 236-9400.
• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
• Wellness Wednesday Sessions, Wednesdays, 4 p.m., Knox Clinic, 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). Acupuncture, Reiki and massage. Free. FMI: 594-6993.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
• Hump Day Open Mic at Lincoln Street Center in Rockland, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. With food, beer, wine and other concessions. No cover. FMI: 975-2311. Throughout 2014.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
• Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesday. All writers welcome, published and aspiring.
• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
• Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
• NAMI Support Group, third Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426 or -9877.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. All welcome. 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.
• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
• Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. With Nohora Estes and Heuris Matos. All welcome. FMI: 593-7914.
• Tapping Group, first Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
• Sunday Morning Meditation, first and third Sunday, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.
• Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Keep Moving Fitness 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Art Club 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free blood pressure screens Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. Coffee & Conversation Café ($1.50 for coffee or tea and a donut) 9 a.m. Fridays. Scrabble Club 9:45 a.m. Fridays. FMI: 596-0339 or SpectrumGenerations.org.

















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