|Calendar Listings for the Week beginning August 28|
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28:
Common Ground Fair Tickets Now on Sale, at retail outlets throughout Maine and at mofga.org, for $10/$8 seniors versus $15/$10 at the gate, where lines can get long. The fair runs Fri.-Sun., Sept. 19-21, starting 9 a.m. each day.
Memorial for Marc Johnson, 5 p.m., Rockport Opera House. On behalf the Johnson family, Bay Chamber Concerts invites the community to a celebration of the cellist's life. All are welcome.
Free Belfast Summer Nights Concert, 5 p.m., High and Main streets. The final concert of the season features three bands: Tuba Skinny, CatchaVibe and the Roustabouts. Bring chairs, picnics and dancing feet. FMI: 322-7123.
"Waylaid by Beauty: An Evening Cabaret," 6:30 p.m., Whitehall Inn, Camden. Live music, wine and dinner, with notable local poets reading from Millay's and their own work. Part of the Millay Summer Series. Reservations: 236-3391.
Peter Mezolan at Liberty Library, 7 p.m. Plunk meets funk when he performs his outrageous banjo program.
Sky Hunter, 7:30 p.m. Red Door Barn, 46 John St., Camden. Leap Dance Theater presents the dance performance featuring the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi. $12. Reservations: 975-5567. Park at Legion Hall, Pearl Street.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29:
Historic & Haunted High Street Walk, 1-4 p.m., Wiscasset. The tour will include Castle Tucker and the oldest working courthouse in Maine. Local legends and tales of the buildings will be told and you'll get to speak with a local journalist who investigates the paranormal. A portion of the $35 ticket price benefits Historic New England. Reservations: RedCloakHauntedHistoryTours.com or 380-3806.
Author Ron Singer to Read, 4-6 p.m., WORKS, Searsport. He reads from and signs his poetry chapbook "Look to Mountains, Look to Sea" and reads from "Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with African Pro-Democracy Leaders." FMI: RonSinger.net.
Feed Back Music Festival, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. With Quantam (electronic beats), Ethan Andrews Ace Tones (improv jazz rock), Darren Deicide (acid blues rock) and Jim Dandy (punk rock). $3 donation.
Georgina Butler at Velvet Lounge, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, Rockland. Her folk- and punk-inspired vocals are a counterpoint to her romantic originals.
"Drumming in a New World" Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., John Street Methodist Church, Camden. Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm plays. $15/$10 seniors & students/free under 12. FMI: InannaSistersInRhythm.com or 332-5892.
4th Annual Portland Brew Festival, Fri. & Sat., Aug. 29 & 30, Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St. With more than 40 brewers, retailers and home brewing clubs. $40 tickets (and $5 designated driver/no alcohol tickets): PortlandBrewFestival.com.
Camden Windjammer Festival, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 29-31. With a three-day Maritime Heritage Fair. Highlights include the Lobster Crate Race on Saturday and the Sea Dog Show on Sunday. Full schedule: CamdenWindjammerFestival.org.
Boothbay Harbor Fest, Fri., Aug. 29-Sun., Sept. 7. It opens with a Harbor Crawl on Fri., Aug. 29, 4-7 p.m., with local merchants doling out refreshments and restaurants serving up specials. Highlights include the 5K & Half Marathon at Boothbay Craft Brewery on Sun., Aug. 31. Schedule: BoothbayHarborFest.com or 671-7676.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
Castlebay at Colonial Pemaquid, The duo plays Celtic music outdoors at 1 and 3 p.m. FMI: FriendsOfColonialPemaquid.org or 677-2423.
Midcoast Maine Singles Club Hosting Kayak & Canoe Jaunt around Knights Pond in Northport, meet at 7:30 a.m. at the beach area at the pond. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Elliott & Friends in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge. The country-and-blues man and other musicians play to celebrate his newly released CD "Well Worn."
Wailin' Jennys Concert, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. The folk trio performs. $30 adv. tickets: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com. Save the online fee by buying at the box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 8-2, Tues.-Fri. $35 day of.
Tuba Skinny at Schooner Landing Pub, 8 p.m., Damariscotta. They bring their Big Easy sound, playing jazz classics and originals.
Dance in Belfast, 9 p.m.-midnight. American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St. Black Ledge performs music from the '70s to today. Public welcome. $5.
Vintage Motorcycle Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Owls Head Transportation Museum. $16/under 18 free. Planes fly early in the day. FMI: ohtm.org or 594-4418.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31:
34th Annual Maine Sport Triathlon, Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake, Camden. Register at Active.com or at 8 a.m. race day. Race starts 9 a.m. with half-mile swim, 26-mile bike ride through Camden, Hope & Lincolnville, and 6.6-mile run through Camden's hills. FMI: gregg@MaineSport.com or 236-8779.
Free James McMurtry Concert, 2 p.m., Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road, Union. Refreshments on sale at noon. Bring a blanket.
Play with the Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club, 1 p.m., Village Green at Boothbay Railway Village. Grown-ups and kids are welcome to try their hand. After the rules are explained, it's "play ball." Museum admission $10/$5 kids/members free. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome.
Oratorio Chorale Auditions, 2:30-4 p.m., and Sun., Sept. 7, 1:30-3 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Pleasant St., Brunswick. All voice parts welcome. Singers not required to prepare music. To schedule a slot: members@OratorioChorale.org.
"Classical Music in Historic Sites," a series of concerts by the DaPonte String Quartet at four sites on the National Register of Historic Places: First Baptist Church in Paris Hill at 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 31; Old Harpswell Meeting House in Harpswell at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 6; Old Walpole Meetinghouse in Walpole at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 (candlelight concert); and Wells Reserve at Laudholm at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 12. Concerts are $25, except Paris Hill, which is $15. Tickets: DaPonte.org or 529-4555.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:
Redcoat Occupation of Belfast Recalled, 6 p.m. Belfast Historical Society president Megan Pinette leads a walk and talk from Heritage Park up Main Street, to the site where Belfast's chief magistrate met with the British general in charge of the truce and occupation 200 years ago.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:
LCCT Season Auditions, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Skidompha Library's Porter Hall, Damariscotta. Auditions for Lincoln County Community Theater's new Sundays Without Scenery play-reading series, as well as for other offerings of the new season, are held Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 2 & 4. Learn more at LCCT.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3:
Penobscot Bay Singers Auditions, St. Margaret's Parish Hall, Court Street, Belfast. Rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. and auditions will follow. All singers welcome, especially bass/baritones. Auditions also held after the Sept. 10 rehearsal. To slot a spot: PenBaySingers@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:
Eclectic Concert at Rockland Library, 6 p.m. Duo Dusty and Joanna play folk, gospel, bluegrass and sea songs. Joanna sings and plays the six-string. Dusty plays autoharp and guitar. Ray Montana joins on bass. FMI: 594-0310.
/i>Medea, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. A new season of live theater from the National Theatre in London kicks off with Euripides' powerful tragedy about a scorned wife and mother who exacts appalling revenge.
Talk by Author Paul Doiron, 7 p.m., Camden Library. He presents "The Bone Orchard," latest in his best-selling series about game warden Mike Bowditch.
Niger-Based Musician Bombino, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. His latest release, "Nomad," was named on NPR Music's and Rolling Stone's top- 50 album lists of 2013. Also playing, Portland trio Micromasse. $25 tickets: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
Contradance in Belfast, Fri., Sept. 5, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St. Community dance led by Chrissy Fowler, with the All-Comers Band, 6:30 p.m. $2/$1 kids. Contradance with Fowler calling and music by Ari & Mia with Bethany Waickman 8 p.m. $10/$7 ages 13-20 and All-Comers/$4 kids. FMI: 338-0979 or BelfastFlyingShoes.org.
Reading by Author CB Anderson, Fri., Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. She reads from and discusses her book of short stories, "River Talk."
Belfast Peace Festival, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 5 & 6, Miller and Court streets opens with a street dance; ends with a concert. Workshops, a pancake breakfast and other events. Full schedule: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org. FMI: 691-5153.
Live Edge Music Festival & Tree Farm Field Day, Sat., Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Kids' activities, guided tours, draft horse logging demos, speakers and food, beer and other vendors. Free admission. FMI: hvnc.org or 200-8840.
2nd Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, Sat., Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre. A "hands-on," all-ages show featuring tinkerers, artists and inventors of all sorts. Admission: $2/$5 families.
Greater Gator Open Golf Tourney, Sat., Sept. 6, Rockland Golf Club. Four-person scramble, gross-only event starts 1 p.m. With hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin prizes. $115 includes golf, cap, lobster dinner and team photo. Benefits the Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund. FMI: 594-9322.
Novel Jazz Septet to Play, Sat., Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Bristol Mills Congregational Church. They play music of the giants, including Ellington and Strayhorn.
Beatles for Sale to Perform, Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The award-winning tribute band plays. FMI: AtTheLincoln.org.
Frances Perkins Homestead Tours, Sun., Sept. 7, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Newcastle. Perkins, Secretary of Labor under FDR, called the home on the banks of the Damariscotta River her source of renewal. Morning tour includes house and grounds. Afternoon tour is of house only. Tickets, $20/$16 AARP members: BrownPaperTickets.com, 563-3374 or stop by the Perkins Center in Damariscotta.
History of Damariscove Island Boat Trip, Sun., Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore the island's history with Chip Griffin, co-author of "Coming of Age on Damariscove Island." The Balmy Day Cruises ship leaves from Pier 8 in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Bring a picnic, water, sturdy shoes and sunblock. $40 tickets: 633-4818 or email@example.com.
11th Annual Maine Wienerfest, Sun., Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast. It's everything dachshund, from the Grand Parade to the teckeling demos. Admission $2/under 12 free. Schedule: FriendsOfBelfastParks.org.
8th Annual Henryfest, Sun., Sept. 7, noon-6:30 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Outdoor, family-friendly music festival featuring Tim O'Brien, Don Roy & Friends, Sly-Chi, Joe Walsh, Brittany Haas & Owen Marshall, The Jerks of Grass and Flight 317. Adv. tickets, $18/$35 family, 846-9559 or 317Main.org. $20/$40 family at gate.
Harvest of the Arts in Appleton, Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m., at the Meetinghouse. Artists, authors, musicians and artisans who wish to take part should call Jan Janville at 785-4188. Free admission.
"Poetry Rocks," Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m., WORKS, 21 East Main St., Searsport. Poet Dave Morrison creates pieces from scratch with musical accompaniment.
Riverside Castlebay Concert, Sun., Sept. 7, 2-4:30 p.m., Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St. The duo celebrates the life and times of the builders and sailors of "Maine's first ship," Virginia. $10 adv. tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org, send a check payable to Maine's First Ship, P.O. Box 231, Bath, ME 04530, or stop by the Freight Shed. Summer hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-3 and Sunday noon-3.
Bill Maher in Portland, Sun., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. Adults only. Tickets: StateTheatrePortland.com or 842-0800.
Tapestry Singers Begin Rehearsals, Mon., Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Academy's Studio B. The Newcastle-based singers of choral music invite you to come learn more, whether you're soprano or bass, amateur or pro, student or retiree. FMI: BethPreston1955@gmail.com or 607-9269.
"So You Think You Know Rockland" Quiz Show, Tues., Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The Rockland Main Street, Inc. show pits teams against each other to see who knows the most about Lime City. $10/$5 under 18. For info on fielding a team or being a sponsor: RocklandDowntown@gmail.com or 593-6093.
Sawin Millett to Speak at Rockland Library, Thurs., Sept. 11, noon-1:30 p.m. The former Maine Finance Commissioner, who's been in government since 1969, discusses Maine's economic future. $10 contribution at door goes to Help Heat Homes.
17th Annual Whisker Walk Family Fun Day and 5K, Sat., Sept. 13, Harbor Park, Rockland. On-site registration opens 8 a.m. 5K starts 9 a.m. Mile-long walk starts 10 a.m. Festivities run until 2 p.m. and include agility course demos, food, live music, pet retailers and crafters. Benefits Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County. FMI: hskcme.org.
"Champagne on the Sheepscot" Gala, Sat., Sept. 13, 4:30-7 p.m. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association holds its annual fundraiser on an island in Newcastle, with music by Narrow Gauge String Band, hors d'oeuvres, champagne and local artwork for sale. $40, or $125 to be a patron: Sheepscot.org or 586-5616.
Asleep at the Wheel in Rockland, Sat., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. The iconic Western swing band plays.$35 adv. tickets: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070. $40 day of.
Lobster Bite Challenge, Thurs., Sept. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. 19 chefs vie for the People's Choice and Chef's Choice awards. $60 includes libations: 633-2353.
Chad Hollister Band in Rockland, Sat., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre. Vermont band known for their songs "Grow" and "Fall" play to raise money for Hope Elephants. $40 tickets online and at the door: RocklandStrand.com.
CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28:
Register for Waldo Youth Soccer, Waldoboro Recreation Department is taking completed forms (you can get blanks there or online: WaldoboroMaine.org) through Fri., Sept. 5, at 4:30 p.m. A final session will be held at Waldoboro Town Office Sat., Sept. 6, 9-11 a.m. Open to boys and girls entering K-6 in Waldoboro (for a fee of $25) and surrounding towns ($35). Scholarships for Waldoboro kids available. Coaches and assistants are needed, too. FMI: 832-5369, ext. 308, or rec@WaldoboroMaine.org.
Make a Nature Journal, 11 a.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Free Family Programs series: kids will construct and decorate journals with recycled materials, then take a walk around the gardens to document what they see. Materials provided. Check for rain cancellations.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
Family Day at Hurricane Island Foundation, at its new Center for Science and Leadership on Hurricane Island in Penobscot Bay. Transportation from Rockland and the Fox Islands will be provided. With guided hikes, kids' activities, history & gardening talks, intertidal exploration and a barbecue lunch. $35 adults. FMI: Emily@HurricaneIsland.net or 867-6050.
"Treasure Hunter's Handbook," 9 a.m.-noon, Jane Alden: All Things Special, 6 Main St., Camden. Signing by author Liza Gardner Walsh. Her book teaches kids how to pan for gold and more.
Chris Van Dusen Book Launch Party, 10 a.m.-noon, Owl & Turtle, 33 Bay View St., Camden. He's the illustrator of "Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales From Deckawoo Drive, Volume One."
"Bruschetta Makes It Betta'," 11 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. City Councilor and amateur chef Louise MacLellan-Ruf shows kids and their caregivers how to make the tasty treat using tomatoes from the Museum's garden. Free with admission.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:
Coastal Children's Museum Needs You, when it closes for maintenance Mon., Sept. 1-Tues., Sept. 9. Volunteers who can clean, wash or paint should email info@CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:
Odeon Youth Orchestras Auditions, 2 p.m., Bay Chamber Concerts Music School, Rockport. For middle and high school students who wish to be in the Odeon Allegro Ensemble (for novice string players) or Odeon Symphony. To schedule: 236-2823 or Joan@BayChamberConcerts.org.
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: "Butterflies and monarch butterfly migration!" Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.
Five Town Flag Football Begins, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-6 p.m., Camden Snow Bowl. Kindergartners through second-graders are welcome to play in the program that runs to Oct. 24 and is coached by Brandon Kimble. $40 fee gets funneled back into the program. Registration: FiveTownFootball.com.
Rockland Area Cub Scouts Are Recruiting, Fri., Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m., Rockland Middle School cafeteria. All boys in grades 1-5 or 7-10 years old are welcome. Annual fee $25. FMI 542-1419, CubMaster@RocklandCubScouts.org or RocklandCubScouts.org.
"Touch a Truck," Sun., Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wiscasset Speedway. Kids can explore dozens of trucks, antique cars, and emergency and construction vehicles, and the Maine State Aquarium touch tank. With music, crafts, vendor tables, adoptable dogs and a barbecue lunch. $5 per person/$20 family cap; benefits March of Dimes and Coastal Pre-school. To volunteer or loan a vehicle including RVs, boats or go-karts: 289-2080 or email@example.com.
French & Spanish for Children, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Native speakers will teach immersion-type classes that start the week of Sept. 22. Elizabeth Mendoza will lead Spanish lessons Mondays & Wednesdays 8:45-10:15 a.m. Kids can go to one or both. Nathalie Gorey will teach French Thursdays 9-11 a.m. FMI: 594-1084.
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: After-School Program, Mondays-Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-8 enjoy physical activities, make a healthy snack and get homework help. Story Time for All Ages, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Drama Club, Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. For kids in grades 2-5. Chess Club, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. For kids of all ages. All-Ages Art Workshop, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Led by Sue Reed. Robotics with Stuart, Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Kids in grade 6 and up learn about robots and build their own.
Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Miss Barb reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers and their caregivers. One story time for all ages.
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.
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:
COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: "The Giver," "The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Boyhood."
FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "As Above, So Below," "The November Man," "When the Game Stands Tall," "If I Stay," "The Giver," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Expendables 3,""Let's Be Cops," "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."
HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: "Magic in the Moonlight," "Chef." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net or 633-0438.
LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "Boyhood." Showtimes: 563-3424 or AtTheLincoln.org.
STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Boyhood." FMI: RocklandStrand.com, or 594-0070.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29:
"Z," 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover their roles. Free; donations accepted.
"War Horse," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. Steven Spielberg's film based on a novel about an English horse taken to the front line by the British Army in WW I. Free.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31:
"SEE," 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The road trip film produced by artists Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby documents their discoveries of art sites, characters and luminaries. Official selection 2013 CIFF. $7.50.
2014 Rockland Shorts, Fri., Sept. 5, 8 p.m., Strand Theatre. Presented by the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand, this year's selection of international shorts is called "Ageless and Timeless." Some filmmakers will take part in person or via Skype. $8.50/$7.50 Farnsworth members.
U.S. Open Tennis Finals, broadcast on the big screen at Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater, Sun. & Mon., Sept. 7 & 8. FMI: 563-3424 or AtTheLincoln.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28:
William Irvine Artist Talk, 3-5 p.m., Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. The artist, now in his 80s, talks about the sense of adventure and wonder that has driven him to paint.
Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Events include plein air painting, live music and street performances. Look for maps at participating locations marked by green and blue balloons.
Reception for Ben Pritchard, 6-8 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase's Daily, 96 Main St., Belfast. It opens the New York artist's show of abstracts on plywood, "Cut Off Cuts." Through Oct. 12.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29:
Reception for Midge Coleman, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Pemaquid Watershed Association's office gallery, Damariscotta. Her show of paintings, "Sunlight and Shadow: Landscapes of Maine," runs through Oct. 3.
Reception for Carmella Yager, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. With music by By the Bay. Her paintings on display through Sept. 29.
Reception for Mac Economy, 5-7 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. His paintings reflecting contrasts in the human experience hang through Sept. 10.
Reception for Marieluise Hutchinson, 5-7 p.m., Arts in the Barn at Cushing Historical Society, Hathorne Point Road. Her show of New England landscapes will be on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 30, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 31.
Final Friday Art Walk in Belfast, with over 20 participating galleries, street performers and children's art. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org. Receptions from 5:30-8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) include:
"Spirit Encounters," Northern Lights Gallery, 33 Main St. Will Dixon's show of carvings in the Pacific Northwest Native American tradition. He will give a talk at the opening. Through Sept. 26.
"Duet," Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. The show of paintings, sculpture and photography by Kathy Weinberg and Jeffrey Ackerman runs through Sept. 30.
"Patchwork of Color (Quilts as Inspiration)," High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. With work by Diane Savona, Dianne Hire, Jeanne Dawson, Jerri Finch, Susan Tobey White, and Leslie Volpe. With hands-on activities for guests. Through Sept. 24.
Dina Petrillo-Belfast Bay Shade Company, on the top floor of the Post Office. See their new designs and hear the upbeat, folksy sounds of Honeyfoot.
Parent Gallery, Main Street. New oil paintings by Joanne Parent, new photos by Neal Parent, jewelry by Dan Bennett, sculptures by Keith Maynard and more.
"Cow Tales," Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. Modernist cow paintings by Frances Hynes, plein air paintings by Sharon Yates, and Dahlov Ipcar originals from the 1940s and '50s. Plus recent statistics from Maine Farmland Trust on the Maine dairy industry.
Tom Gaines Stonehouse, with paintings from his "Rock" series and works in progress. The Stonehouse is a mile out of town. Turn left on Race Street at Blood's Garage. The studio is on the fourth property on the left.
"Seaboard," 7-9 p.m., Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. The exhibit of photography by Jenny Rebecca Nelson runs through late September. With a free wine tasting.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
Art on the Waterfront, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Whale Park, Boothbay Harbor. Presented by the Boothbay Region Arts Foundation as part of Boothbay Harbor Fest. Free admission.
8th Annual Prints, Drawings and Photographs Show Reception, 5-7 p.m., New Era Gallery, 60 Main St., Vinalhaven. The show opens with a reception and runs to Sept. 24. Artists include François Deschamps, Janet Gohres, Tom Lieber, Michele O'Keefe, Ron Rosenstock, Kitty Wales and Joan Wright.
Everyday Pottery Studio Open House & Garden Tour in Belmont, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 103 Northport Road. The clay pizza oven will be fired up, weather permitting. FMI: 342-2251 or MaryTrotochaud.com.
SUNDAY, AUG. 31:
Reception for Bob Besaw, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sanctuary Gallery, Rockland Congregational Church. Refreshments and piano music by Sue Pedretti open his show of midcoast Maine acrylics. Through Sept. 30.
"Silk Paper" Class, 1-3 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. Sandi Cirillo shows how to make paper from silk fibers that can be used for books, note cards or mixed media projects. $35/$25 members. $8 materials fee. FMI: 563-1507 or RiverArtsME.org.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:
Show by Julie Rose Opens in Belfast, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. Her show of shadow boxes featuring manipulated textiles runs through Sept. 28. An artist's reception is set for Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Elizabeth Fox Gives Tuesday Talk,5:30 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. In conjunction with her exhibit "Played to Win," she gives a slide talk and participates in conversation in the galleries. Free.
Beginner Rug-Hooking Class, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., Sept. 2-4, Farnsworth Art Museum's Gamble Education Center, Rockland. Gabrielle Wicklow leads the three-day class $325/$295 members. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org or 596-0949.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3:
Joyce Eames Steel Show Opens, Tidemark Gallery, Main Street, Waldoboro. Her show of small-scale oils and acrylics, "Stillpoint," is on through Oct. 4. An artist's reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 6.
Fiber College of Maine, Weds.-Sun., Sept. 3-7, Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. With a myriad of workshops and other fiber fun. Among this year's instructors are the Gee's Bend Quilters of Alabama. FMI: FiberCollege.org. The First Congregational Church of Searsport will host a New England boiled dinner, discussion forum and gospel singing with Gee's Bend Quilters China Pettway, Stella Mae Pettway, Revil Mosely and Lucy Mingo on Wednesday. Details & tickets: 548-6059 or FiberCollege.org.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:
Gold/Smith Gallery Opens Two Shows, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. David Wolk's digital black-and-white & color photos and whimsical paintings by Doug Desjardins go on display through Oct. 15. An artists' reception is slated for 4-6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 5.
Guided Tour of Vogel Collection, Bowdoin Museum of Art. Private tour with docent of Herb and Dorothy Vogel's donation of minimal, post-minimal and conceptual art at 3:30 p.m. Screening of "Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50" in the Kresge Auditorium at the Visual Arts Center at 4:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with director Megumi Sasaki and Dorothy Vogel. Free, but registration is required by Fri., Aug. 29: 800-286-1594.
Reception for Zoey Frank, 5-7:30 p.m., Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. "Exploration and Discovery," Show of paintings on exhibit through Sept. 27. Also on view at the gallery, group show "The American Landscape" and "Cindy House: Inspired by Nature."
Reception for Kathi Nordone, Fri., Sept. 5, 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Community Market's Café, Damariscotta. With a free wine tasting. Her show of drawings and paintings will be on display to Sept. 27.
Reception to Open Group Show in Rockland, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m., Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Works by Pam Hetherly, Lydia Kaeyer, Laura Max and Hannah Nelsbach. Through September.
"Drawing on the Surface" Opens in Rockland, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m., CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. Reception to open a show by potters Susan Dewsnap, Lissa Hunter, George Pearlman and Autumn Cipala and fiber artists Sharon McCarthy and Daphne Taylor. Through Oct. 5.
Reception for Kathleen Buchanan in Rockland, Fri., Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m., Archipelago Fine Art Gallery, 386 Main St. It opens her show of collagraphs, "At Water's Edge." Through Oct. 31.
Open House at Shalimar's Studio of Oriental Dance, Fri., Sept. 5, 407 Main St., Rockland, during Rockland's First Friday Art Walk. Children's scarf dance 5:30 p.m. Shalimar performs 7:30 p.m.
"Color Exhibit & Surprise Masterpiece" Opens, Sat., Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m., Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St., Waldoboro. A retrospective of his 2014 paintings and unveiling of a new work.
Christo to Speak in Rockland, Weds., Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Strand Theatre. In this Farnsworth Forum, the artist will discuss projects he has completed with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, and two still in progress: Over the River Project for the Arkansas River and The Mastaba Project for the United Arab Emirates. $40/$30 Farnsworth members: BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. "Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire," "Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work," "Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown" and "Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win," all through Sept. 20.
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. "Bernard Langlais," a scholarly retrospective, through Jan. 4, 2015.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea" and "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World," both through 2014.
Penobscot Marine Museum, Sears-port. "Do It Your Way: Gee's Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine," through Sept. 7. "Eric Hopkins: Shells - Fish - Shellfish," through Oct. 19.
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "Richard Estes' Realism," through Sept. 7.
BOOK, BAKE & TAG SALES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
Useful Clothing Sale in Cushing, 7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road. $3 per bag. FMI: 354-6679.
Good Steward Thrift Shop Half-Price Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 17 Depot St., Unity. The shop is next to Unity Union Church.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
Blueberry Pancakes in Camden, 7:30-10 a.m., Public Landing. The Rotary Club serves them up during the Windjammer Festival. $8/$4 under 13, benefits local nonprofits.
Public Breakfast in Owls Head, 8-10 a.m., Knox County Airport. The Knox County Flying Club serves all the pancakes, sausages, OJ and coffee you can eat for $5. Benefits midcoast flying. FMI: 380-9794.
Chowder Challenge in Camden, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Public Landing. At this Windjammer Festival event, local eateries vie for top honors. For $9, $5 kids, you can try 10 chowders. Benefits West Bay Rotary Club's charitable activities.
Rockville Community Potluck, 4:30 p.m., Rockville Community Chapel, on the lawn, weather permitting. Bring a generous dish, a chair, and place settings, and meet your neighbors.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28:
Wooden Boatbuilding Demo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cottrell Boatbuilding is featured during Artisan Days at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Free with admission.
Free Talk on Veterans' Benefits in Rockland, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. On state and federal benefits for vets and their dependents and widows, education & training benefits, and the Affordable Care Act. Registration appreciated: 596-0339.
St. George Historical Society to Meet, St. George Grange Hall. 6:30 p.m. potluck. 7:30 p.m. illustrated talk on how the town's roads were laid out, maintained and improved over the past 200 years. Free; collection taken. Public welcome. FMI: leave a message at 372-8893.
"The Medicine of the Civil War," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Dr. Richard Kahn gives the talk and shows historical medical paraphernalia. Part of the Library's Civil War Series.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29:
"Mrs. Tucker's Supper: A Culinary History Journey," 9:30-11 a.m., Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., Wiscasset. The program, about a meal 19-year-old Mollie Tucker described in a letter to her sister in 1860, includes a tour of the house. Registration required: 882-7169.
Preview New Peters Pond Trail, 10 a.m. Join the Medomak Valley Land Trust for a guided two-mile walk on new trails through field, forest and marsh. Meet at the Peters Pond Preserve trailhead, 921 Dutch Neck Road. FMI: 832-5570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tails on the Trails at Pine Tree Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. Grab your dog and join the Boothbay Region Land Trust at the Preserve kiosk on Route 96.
Free Pole Dancing Class, 6 p.m., Studio V Pole Dance and Aerial Fitness, 407 Main St., Rockland. FMI: 941-718-0847.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:
CANCELLED: "Prepare for Peace" Programs, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31, at the First Church in Belfast.
"Lovely Lichens of Thorne Head," 10 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Join Maine Master Naturalists Becky Kolak and Dr. Fred Cichocki at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's Thorne Head Preserve in Bath to learn about the complexities of common species. Registration: BKolak@KennebecEstuary.org or 442-8400.
"The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex," 1 p.m., Camden Library. Dick Cornelia gives the illustrated lecture on the saga that was one of the sources of Melville's "Moby-Dick."
Open House at The Barn Window, 1-4 p.m., 1077 Bangor Road, Troy. The new antiques store will donate a percentage of all profits to Waterfall Arts and the Troy Union Church steeple project. Light refreshments.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:
Trail Tuesday at Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. Join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for the free social hike with a moderate pace for about two miles. Meet at the trailhead parking lot off Route 96 on Eastern Ave. FMI: THall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
Talk on Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Co-founder Sanna McKim talks about the 36-home "social experiment" in sustainability in the Center's Tuesday Talks series. $5/members free.
"My Left Foot" Next Subject in Page to Screen Series at Belfast Library, 6:30 p.m. Christy Brown's autobiography will be discussed. Copies are available at the circulation desk. The 1989 film adaptation will be shown Thurs., Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. FMI: 338-3884.
Warren Natives in the Civil War, 7 p.m., Dr. Campbell House & Museum, 225 Main St. Warren Historical Society invites you to hear Keri Vilchinsky's talk on Warren citizens who took part in naval and Western frontier actions during the Civil War. Free. With 1850s-style desserts.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3:
Midcoast Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m., Camden Library. Open to all.
Lunch and Learn Series, 11:15 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Healthcare expert Holly Miller discusses advance directives. $6/$5 age 60 and up. Register by 9 a.m. Tues., Sept. 2: 563-1363.
Free Talk on Veterans' Benefits in Belfast, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Waldo Center, 18 Merriam Road. On state and federal benefits for vets and their dependents and widows, education & training benefits, and the Affordable Care Act. Register by Tues., Sept. 2: 338-1190.
"Exploring Shaker Furniture," 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum auditorium, Rockland. Chris Becksvoort gives the talk on Shaker designs, the religious tenets behind them and their impact on modern furniture. Tickets, $12/$5 members, at the museum starting at 10 a.m. same day.
Open Networking Night, 5:15 p.m., The Landings Restaurant, Rockland. The Maine Women's Network invites the public to hear the speaker lineup for the coming season. Cash bar and appetizers. $5. Register by 9 a.m. Tues., Sept. 2: MaineWomensNetwork.org.
"Sisters in Crime" Authors to Speak, 7 p.m., Wiscasset Library. Janet Morgan, Vicki Doudera and J. E. Seymour present a program on "Using What You Know to Write a Mystery," in the first of six at the Library. Q&A and book signing follow. Refreshments.
"Remarkable Mainers, Now and Then," 7:30 p.m., Old Town House, just off Union Common. Union Historical Society member Hank Lunn gives the illustrated talk. Refreshments. Free.
Show of Boutilier Photographs, 7:30 p.m., Newcastle Community Room, River Road. Newcastle Historical Society hosts Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist Kevin Johnson, who shows photos from the 40-year career of freelance photojournalist Everett "Red" Boutilier. Refreshments. Open to all. Free; donations to Historical Society welcome.
Maine Media Women to Meet, Sat., Sept. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Mobius Center, Route 1, Damariscotta. A new roundtable format will be introduced in which participants can share their work, request comments and get support. $10 donation helps cover venue rental. FMI: 549-5518.
Sussman House Dedication & Tours, Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m. rain or shine. A ribbon cutting at Pen Bay Healthcare's new hospice house will be followed by tours. FMI: 594-6705.
Free Handbell Workshop, Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. Penobscot Bay Ringers lead the workshop for those age 13 and up. Register by Tues., Sept. 2: PenobscotBayRingers@gmail.com or 230-6628.
Harkness Preserve Hike, Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-noon. Join naturalist Roger Rittmaster for the hike through one of the only remaining stands of American chestnuts in Maine. No need to register. Meet at the Preserve entrance, near the corner of Spruce and Maple streets in Rockport. FMI: CoastalMountains.org.
AARP Smart Driver Class, Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Bring a lunch. Beverages provided. Those 55 and older who pass are eligible for an insurance discount. $20/$15 AARP members. Register by 2 p.m. Fri., Sept. 5: 596-0339.
"Grow Your Business" Seminar, Sat., Sept. 6, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Led by reps from three groups that help startup businesses in Maine. Free, but you must register: 236-3440.
Open House at Penobscot School, Sat., Sept. 6, 3-5 p.m., 28 Gay St., Rockland. Meet the teachers and learn about the wide array of language classes for every level that start the week of Sept. 22.
"Seaweeds for Food, Medicine and Fertilizer," Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30-9 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Larch Hanson, "the Seaweed Man of Gouldsboro Bay," gives the free talk and shows a video. FMI: 323-5101.
"Money: The Myth and Mystery Explained," Sun., Sept. 7, 2 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Ted Huskins, a longtime pastor and former president of Coleman Stewardship Services, gives the free talk.
"Heart of Africa" Presentation, Sun., Sept. 7, 4 p.m. Pastor Hazel Seavey of Rockland Crossroads Church of the Nazarene shows slides of her recent trip to Africa. A potluck follows. All welcome. The church is at 50 Camden St., across from Burger King. FMI: 701-8338.
Free "College Connection" Program, to help you decide if college should be in your future. Orientation Mon., Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m., Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. Classes will meet Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. starting Sept. 9. FMI: sites.google.com/site/belfastcollegeconnection, CollegeConnect@rsu20.org or 338-3197.
Spruce Head Community Hall & Historical Association Annual Meeting, Mon., Sept. 8. Potluck 6 p.m. Bring a casserole, salad or dessert and place setting. Meeting follows.
"A Search for Lost Apples: The Prospect Greening," Mon., Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Prospect Community Center, Route 1A. Heritage apple expert Todd Little-Siebold gives an overview of the varieties once grown in midcoast and Downeast Maine, and identifies the ones guests bring. He's looking for the "lost" Prospect Greening, a variety written about but not found in the flesh. Free. FMI: 567-3170.
Fall Classes at Coastal Senior College, start Sept. 9 and cover a wide range of topics. $30 per class. $25 annual membership. FMI: CoastalSeniorCollege.org.
"Not for Children Only" Book Discussion Series in Tenants Harbor, Jackson Memorial Library. The first of five monthly sessions is scheduled for noon Tues., Sept. 16. Participants will read such classics as "I Am the Cheese" and "Charlotte's Web," and discuss their relevance for adults and children. Books will be provided by Maine State Library. Limited to 25. Reservations: 372-8961.
Basketball Officials Class, for people 18 and older in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties. Classes start Sun., Sept. 21, and run Sundays & Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at Reed's Brook Middle School, Room 164, Hampden. They end with a written test on Sun., Nov. 2. A fee is required. FMI: 789-5118 or DAmesRef@Tidewater.net.
Midcoast Farmers' Markets, with local, organic artisan foods and crafts. Many accept EBT: Belfast, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts. Brooks, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marsh River Coop (formerly Paul's True Value Hardware). 25 percent off EBT purchases. Camden, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., upper parking lot behind Knox Mill. Lincolnville, Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on the lawn at Dot's Market, Route 1 near Lincolnville Beach. Martinsville, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Route 131. Rockland, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbor Park. Also in Rockland, the Youthlinks Student Garden Army Farmstand, Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. Searsport, Tues., 2:30-5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum crescent, Route 1. Through mid-Oct. Thomaston, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., behind the Academy building. Union, Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Union Common. Unity, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Community Center. Waldoboro, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Cider Hill Farm, Main Street, west of the village. Washington, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. Through mid-December.
Free "Essentials of College Planning" Workshops in September, for those over 18, at University College of Rockland, 91 Camden St., 9 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, and at UMaine's Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30. Registration: 800-281-3707 or meoc.maine.edu.
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Summer Project, 9 Pine St., Rockland. Build days are Wednesday-Saturday all summer. Volunteers 16 and up welcome. Sign-up: MidcoastHabitat.org, 236-6123.
Stitch & Spin Knitting Groups, Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
Keep Moving Exercise Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 596-0339.
Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings, Tuesdays, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland.
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.
Ukes Rock! Open Ukulele Jam, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Suite 203, 417 Main St., Rockland. There will be no jams Sept. 2, 9, 16 & 23. They resume again Sept. 30. Free. All welcome.
Dancing Xigong, Tuesdays through August, 9-9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. FMI: 236-8732.
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.
Parkinson's Support Group, first Tuesday, noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Bring a bag lunch. FMI: 594-1637.
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.
Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
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.
Nature Walks in Jefferson, second Tuesday, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Meet at the 131 Egypt Rd. entrance at 10 a.m. $5 suggested donation. FMI: hvnc.org or 200-8840.
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.
Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.
Art Club in Rockland, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. FMI: 596-0339.
Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
Stress Reduction Sessions, Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m., Bok Medical Building. Ear acupuncture, chair massage and reflexology. 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.
Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wed., 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
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. For nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners to come together. 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.
Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Route 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 6 p.m.
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.
Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599. FMI on Damariscotta group: 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.
Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursday, distribution for pet owners in need 1-3 p.m., Amity Masonic Lodge, 361 Main St., Rockport. FMI: 763-4291 or email@example.com.
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. Newcomers welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
Donuts, Coffee, Conversation, Fridays, 9 a.m. Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. $1.
Qi Gong at Thomaston Academy, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chinese exercise for all ages. FMI: 354-2453.
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.
Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
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.
Free Butcher Demos, Saturdays, 3 p.m., Maine Street Meats (in State of Maine Cheese building), 461 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: 236-6328.
Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
Bargain Basement Sale, first Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through December, Miles in Motion Thrift Shop, 114 Church St., Damariscotta. $5 for a bag of clothes.
Simply Books, first Saturday, 2 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Book group for adults. Bring whatever book you're reading and share it with the group.
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. Casual instruction by Nohora Estes and Heuris Matos. Beginners 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.