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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27:
War Horse, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The National Theatre's award-winning production is transmitted live from the New London Theatre to the big screen here. An encore is shown the same day at 7 p.m. $15/$13 theater members/$5 under 19. FMI: 563-3424 or AtTheLincoln.org.
39th Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum, Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 27-March 1, Samoset Resort, Rockport. With a free trade show 3-5 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, more than 30 free seminars including one led by Captain Keith Colburn of "Deadliest Catch," and a scholarship benefit auction on Friday night. FMI: MaineFishermensForum.org or 442-7700.
Music Series at Savory Maine, 6-8 p.m., 11 Water St., Damariscotta. Gary McCue closes out the month.
Post-2014 Camden Conference Discussion, 7 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. The public is welcome to the free session.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28:
Downtown Poetry Party, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House's third floor. Dave Morrison reads from his ninth collection, "Stethoscope," and then signs copies. With refreshments. Free.
Open Mic at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, sign-up starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. The show runs 7-9 p.m. Musicians, singers and other performers of all ages welcome. Free; donations accepted. Refreshments including libations on sale.
A Natural Fractal, 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 28 & March 1, The Playhouse, 107 Church St., Belfast. Staged readings of a play by William Nelson, about a group that meets in 2012 to phone-bank for marriage equality. Reservations recommended: 338-5777. $10 benefits the playhouse's Children's Theater.
The Steve Grover New Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The quintet's jazz takes its form from poetry. Free.
An Evening with Enter the Haggis, 7:30 p.m. With seven albums and a decade on the road, the Toronto-based band comes to the Strand Theatre in Rockland. Balcony and lobby bars open. $15 adv. tickets: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com. $18 door.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1:
Borodin's Prince Igor, streamed live in HD from New York City's Metropolitan Opera to Rockland's Strand Theatre and Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater at noon. The Strand will show an encore at 1 p.m. Tues., March 11. Ticket info: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070; AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
Author of "The Gentle Revolutionaries" to Speak, 1:30 p.m., Waldoboro Library. Don Lord discusses his novel, which is based on a real-life couple who were missionaries in Thailand, then Siam.
Spaghetti Dinner Benefit, 5-7 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast. For student Joe Delano, who's battling cancer. $5/$20 families.
F.A.R.M.S. Fiesta 4th Annual Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Lincoln Academy's dining hall, Damariscotta. Local food with a Mexican twist and music by the FARMS Fiddlers. Suggested donation of $10/$5 kids benefits the new F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen and Food Learning Center and farm-to-school programs in Lincoln County. FMI: MeFarms.org or 380-6320.
Jazz at The Quarry Tavern, 5:30-8:30 p.m., East Wind Inn, Tenants Harbor. By the Bay jazz trio plays.
Red, 7 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. With a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sun., March 2. Everyman Repertory Theatre performs the play about legendary American artist Mark Rothko. $20 adv. tickets: Owl & Turtle Bookshop and HAV II, Camden; Reading Corner, Rockland; Bella Books, Belfast; EverymanRep.org; or 236-0173. $25 door.
Beat the Winter Blues Bash, 7-10:30 p.m., Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Northport. The Juke Rockets Blues Band plays. Local purveyors serve food. With a cash bar. $25 tickets: Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Green Store, Belfast; HAV II, Camden; or by calling the Restorative Justice Project of Midcoast Maine at 338-2742.
Boston Band Lovewhip to Perform, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Fog Bar, 328 Main St., Rockland. The band plays two long sets of danceable music, from electro to reggae to post-punk. $10.
SUNDAY, MARCH 2:
Community Supported Agriculture Fair, 1-3 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast. FMI: 338-9509.
"Why We Make Things and Why It Matters" Author to Speak, 3-4:30 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. Peter Korn of Rockport's Center for Furniture Craftsmanship talks about his book, now in its second printing. Free, but call to save a seat: 338-9009.
MONDAY, MARCH 3:
Disney's Beauty and the Beast, 7:30 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. The Broadway hit musical is performed here with lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers. Tickets, $41-$77: 800-745-3000 or CrossInsuranceCenter.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5:
Soprano and Guitar, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Elizabeth Weigel sings and Daniel Lippel strums a program featuring works by Bowdoin faculty composer Vineet Shende. Free.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
Jazz Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., Wave Café at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. The Camden Rockport Middle School and CHRHS jazz bands host the supper and play a variety of popular music. $10 adv. tickets: HAV II or K2 Music, Camden. $11 door.
Lou & Peter Berryman to Perform, 7 p.m., Camden Library Coffeehouse. The authors of 16 recordings and 3 songbooks perform their quirky yet profound songs. $8 door.
The Pirates of Penzance, opens Fri., March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, with additional shows Sat., March 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sun., March 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale: 563-3424.
Gawler Family Dance Megaband to Play at Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, Fri., March 7, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St. Community dance 6:30 p.m. with music by the All-Comers Band and Chrissy Fowler calling. $2/$1 kids. Main dance 8 p.m. with Will Mentor calling. $10/$7 ages 12-20/$4 under 12. FMI: BelfastFlyingShoes.org or 338-0979.
"Shakespeare in Concert," presented by the Oratorio Chorale in the Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, Fri. & Sat., March 7 & 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., March 9, at 3:30 p.m.. With pre-concert remarks a half hour before each performance. $20 adv. tickets: 798-7985 or OratorioChorale.org. $25 door.
Roosevelt Dime Coming to Unity, Fri., March 7, 8 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Adv. tickets for this stop on their "Full Head of Steam" album release tour are $10: uccpa.unity.edu or 948-7469. $12 door.
Cowboy Junkies to Perform in Brownfield, Fri., March 7, 8 p.m., Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. $65 ($4 handling fee). Lobby and bar open 5 p.m. Dinner seating 6 p.m. Meal not included in ticket price. FMI: 935-7292 or StoneMountainArtsCenter.com.
John Prine Coming to Maine, Fri., March 28, 8 p.m., Portland's State Theatre. $40-$65. Tickets: 800-745-3000 or StateTheatrePortland.com. Sat., March 29, 8 p.m., UMaine's Collins Center for the Arts, Orono. $48-$68. Tickets: CollinsCenterForTheArts.com or 800-622-8499.
Junior Brown Concert at the Strand, Fri., May 2, 7:30 p.m. His show at the Rockland theater will combine honky-tonk, Western swing, Tex-Mex and more. $20 tickets are on sale now: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.
CHILDREN'S & TEENS' EVENTS
SATURDAY, MARCH 1:
"Balancing Sculptures" ArtLab for All Ages, 2-4 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Create balancing sculptures using recycled wood and other materials. Materials provided. Free and open to all.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4:
Free 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. The March 4 theme is "The Iditarod Races and Sled Dogs." Kids 10 and under should be with an adult. Materials provided.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
"Dr. Seuss" Story Hour, 11 a.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Kids will celebrate the author's birthday with a reading of his "Happy Birthday to You," cupcakes and party hats.
Mothers & Sons Program, Thursdays, March 6, 13 & 20, 6-8 p.m., Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport. Boys in Knox County and Lincolnville in grades 3, 4 and 5 and their moms, step-moms, aunts, grandmothers or other significant women will enjoy a light meal, discussion on making healthy choices and fun games. Free. Registration is required: 236-6313, ext. 2, or nlLaite2@myfairpoint.net.
Kids' Talent Show in Damariscotta, Fri., March 7, 7 p.m., Skidompha Library. Dust off your banjo, brush up on your juggling act and get ready to perform. No act is too big or too small.
"Predators: The Balance of Nature," Sat., March 8, 11 a.m., Appleton Library's Community Meeting Room. This Chewonki show tells how important they are, and brings along three live, non-releaseable predators. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org or 785-5656.
Books in Motion at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, Fri., March 28. Kids can choose a copy of Hergé's "The Crab with the Golden Claws, "The Secret of the Unicorn" or "Red Rackham's Treasure" to keep, and read library copies of others, before watching the movie version of "The Crab with the Golden Claws." The dinner discussion for readers will be at 5:30 p.m. The movie, for everyone, will roll at 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27:
"An Affair to Remember," 6 p.m., Hand-Picked Thursday Night Movies at the Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Cary Grant stars in this 1957 film about a couple that falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building.
"Belle Epoque," 6:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. The Saltwater Film Society screens the award-winning film about a runaway Spanish soldier who falls in love with the farmer's daughters.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: "August: Osage County," "Monuments Men," "The Lego Movie."
FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "Non-Stop," "Son of God," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "3 Days to Kill," "Robocop," "The Monuments Men," "Pompeii," "The Lego Movie," "Philomena," "Endless Love," "Frozen," "Winter's Tale."
HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: "The Monuments Men," "Maidentrip." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net.
STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "The Past." FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28:
"Downton Abbey" Episode 8 of Season 4, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Watch the 2-hour final episode for free.
"40 Carats," 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at the Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. A night of passion during a Greek vacation turns into a May-December romance in this 1973 comedy starring Edward Albert and Liv Ullmann. Free.
"The Great Beauty," 6:30 p.m., PMA Movies at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. A writer who's been coasting on the success of his only novel gets a shock on his 65th birthday that makes him see Rome in a new way. Also shown at 2 p.m. Sat., March 1, and Sun., March 2. $8/$6 members and students.
"What's Up, Doc?" 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks in the Belfast Library's Abbott Room, 106 High St. Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal star in this homage to the screwball comedies of the '40s. Free.
"Good Food - Sustainable Food and Farming in the Pacific Northwest," 7 p.m., Food and Farm Film Festival at the F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen, above Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. The film documents the region where family farmers are making a comeback, growing healthier food and more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. The line-up of free films running Fridays until June 6 is at RisingTide.coop.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival, 7 p.m. (rescheduled from Feb. 14 due to snow), Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. The shorts are by filmmakers from Maine to Belgium. Proceeds benefit Teens to Trails. $8 adv. ticks: uccpa.unity.edu or 948-7469. $10 door.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1:
"Return to Oz," 1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum auditorium, Rockland. The 1985 film based on L. Frank Baum's Oz books picks up with Dorothy's return to the Land of Oz and her discovery that it's been destroyed. Free with admission.
SUNDAY, MARCH 2:
"The Edge of Eden: Living with Grizzlies," 2-3 p.m., Camden Library's Picker Room. The documentary follows naturalist Charlie Russell, who raised orphaned grizzlies in Russia. Sally Smyth of Vital Ground Foundation introduces the film. A brief Q&A will follow. FMI: 236-6782.
Oscar Night at the Strand Theatre, doors open at 7 p.m. and the 86th annual Academy Awards are screened in high-def on the theater's new digital projection system at 8 p.m. Dress up or down. Free.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4:
"FernGully," 5:30 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. The family-friendly movie is shown for free. Bring a dish for the potluck supper. Call to let the library know you're coming: 236-3440.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5:
"Four Marks of Existence" Video Series, Wednesdays, March 5-April 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center. $40 for the series (need-based discounts available). FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-3437. Registration: shambhalabp.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
"Shored Up," 7 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. The documentary questions policies for the development of coastlines. Camden International Film Festival founder Ben Fowlie leads a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers. Free. FMI: uccpa.unity.edu or 948-7469.
Season 6 Premiere of "Doc Martin," 7 p.m., The Grand, Ellsworth. The Maine Public Broadcasting Network puts on a free screening of the popular TV show's season opener before it is telecast statewide. Ticket info: MPBN.net.
"Rockland Shorts: An International Short Film Series," Fri., March 7, 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. First of two installments of the annual series co-presented with the Farnsworth Art Museum. Select filmmakers will join the audience, live or via Skype. All are invited to a post-screening gathering at the nearby Fog Bar. The second installment runs Sept. 5. $8.50/$7.50 members. FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
10th Annual Prescott Memorial School Student Art Exhibit Opens, Gibbs Library, Washington. The show of student work runs March 6-May 6. A reception will be held Thurs., March 13, at 6:30 p.m.
Free Printmaking Demo in Belfast, 5-7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Abbie Read demonstrates her gelatin print technique and Jeff Jelenfy shows how to do intaglio printing. Tara Law shows other techniques.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7:
"A Fresh Cut: New Papercut Silhouettes by Bennett Konesni," Belfast Library's Kramer Gallery, 106 High St. Opening reception 4-6 p.m. Through March.
"Favorite Pieces," River Arts West Gallery, 241 Rte. 1 North, Damariscotta. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. for the show by Camille Davidson. Through March 31.
6th Annual "44N 69W: Radius Belfast" Show, Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. for the show of work by artists living in a 30-mile radius. Through March. FMI: AarhusGallery.com or 338-0001.
"Collage x 10," Portland Library's Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Way. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. for the curated show sponsored by Rockport's Center for Maine Contemporary Art. It features 10 contemporary artists including Abbie Read of Appleton, Daniel Anselmi of Belfast, Stew Henderson of Northport and Karen MacDonald of Stockton Springs.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8:
"Making a Living as an Artist," Camden Lions' Club, Lions' Lane. Sculptor, painter and quilt maker Elizabeth Busch will give the talk to the Coastal Quilters at 10 a.m. Coffee and socializing at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Camden Library Artist of the Month Susan Dowley's show of pastel paintings of local landscapes opens with a reception at 2 p.m. Through March.
Tidemark Gallery Opens for New Season with a reception from 5-7 p.m. for Audrey Bechler's show of coastal landscapes and abstracts from her "Sacred Geometry" series.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9:
Midcoast Printmakers to Hold Open Studio, 1-3 p.m., at their new location, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. With refreshments and a chance to share work.
MONDAY, MARCH 10:
Free Adult Art Class, 11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class, with a focus on drawing in color. The March 10 theme is "Greens and the arrival of spring."
THURSDAY, MARCH 13:
"Copyright and Your Art," 10:30 a.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Portland lawyer Ezekiel Callanan gives the talk in this entry to the library's Artists' Round Table series. All are welcome.
Abbie Read Gives Artist's Talk, 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. She discusses her work, including the installation now on view in the art center's library. Donations will be taken at the door.
Katharine Cartwright Gives Artist's Talk, 7 p.m., Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Upper Talbot Ave., Rockland. Her talk is on "Life at the Intersection of Art and Science." Free.
"Draught & Draw" in Belfast, Fri., March 14, 6:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. The artists' sketch session will feature costumed dancers and actors as models. With three sets of long and short poses, emceed by Mike Fletcher. Easels and drawing horses provided, live background music, libations available by donation. $10 at the door.
Clay Garden Vessels, Sat. & Sun., March 15 & 16 and Sat., March 29, 1-5 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Randy Fein leads the workshop. $160, plus $25 for materials. FMI: WaterfallArts.org or 338-2222.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Wonderful World of Oz." Through March. "Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors." Through April.
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum." Through April 27. "George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island." Through Aug. 3.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6:
Keep S'myelin Resumes Meeting Schedule, 11:30 a.m., Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland. The midcoast MS awareness group starts back up. FMI: 354-0285 or 236-2307.
Mental Health Lecture Series, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Rockland District Middle School cafeteria. Terry Fralich of the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine gives a presentation in the opener of the free series. On April 3, Joanna Schladale will address the impact of witnessing violence on a child's school behavior. On May 1, Annie Gray of Harbor Family Services will discuss the motivation of misbehavior and interventions in the school setting. FMI and registration: rsu13.org.
Slide Talk on Haiku Master, 6 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Carolyn Locke, author of "Not One Thing: Following Matsuo Basho's Narrow Road to the Interior," will give the talk. FMI: 594-0310.
"Weight Management from a Western and Five-Element Perspective," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library, 106 High St. Dr. Michael Housman covers sugar balance, aging and metabolism, physiology of fat storage, cardiac health, and weight from the perspectives of Western physiology and Five-Element acupuncture. The free event is sponsored by the Belfast Co-op.
"Successful Beekeeping in the Northeast," Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with a field day in April. David Smith leads the class at the Searsmont Community Building for those with a year or more of experience. FMI: 233-8257 or dcaMaine@fairpoint.net.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7:
Bonsai Weekend in Rockport, Plants Unlimited, Rte. 1. On Fri., March 7, Aaron Bowden of Koboku Bonsai Studio will be on hand to answer questions from noon to 4 p.m. On Sat., March 8, he'll be there 9:30 a.m. to noon. He'll hold a "Make Your Own Bonsai" noon-3 p.m. for $65, which includes materials. Sign-up: 594-7754. On Sun., March 9, he'll be there 9 a.m.-4 p.m. At 1 p.m., he'll give a free demo on "Bonsai Art and Design."
SATURDAY, MARCH 8:
Lead Renovator Training, led by Peter Crockett, it includes health effects, 2010 Renovation, Repair & Paint Lead Safety rules and best practices. It's offered twice: Sat., March 8, and Sat., April 26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration: MidCoastAdultEd.MaineAdultEd.org or 596-7752.
Workshop on Restoring American Chestnuts to Maine Forests, 9 a.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. The free workshop will include a slideshow by Brian Roth of UMaine's Cooperative Forest Research Unit, a visit to Merryspring's breeding orchard and a car trip to a Hope orchard. FMI: 542-9910.
Sierra Club Maine's Green Sneakers Project Seeks Volunteers, 9 a.m.-noon, Evergreen Home Performance, Tillson Ave., Rockland. Volunteers are needed for the Walk Thru Team, which helps homeowners find leaks in drafty homes. FMI: 761-5616 or MaineSierraClub.org.
Sen. Chris Johnson Holds Office Hours, Village Café and Bakery, Waldoboro, 9-10 a.m.; Maine Coast Book Shop Café, Damariscotta, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Treats in Wiscasset, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kestrel Nest Box Building Party, 10 a.m., Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Sheepscot Road, Newcastle. Materials will be provided. $10 suggested donation. Registration required: 586-5616 or email@example.com.
Maple Tree Tapping Demo at Aldermere Farm, Rockport, 10 a.m. Meet at 70 Russell Ave. for the outdoor demo. Be prepared to walk on snow or ice. Free, but becoming a member of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust is encouraged. Registration: 236-2739 or JLucas@mcht.org.
Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join the group every Saturday through April 5 across from the Bath Iron Works administration building. FMI: 763-4062.
"Amelia Earhart: First Lady of the Air," 1 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. Character re-enactor Jessa Piaia celebrates International Women's Day with her interpretation of the pioneer aviatrix. This entry in the museum's Winter Education Series is free to attend.
"Beswoon" Curated Bridal Showcase, 1-5 p.m., The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Portland. Tickets: Beswoon.com.
"Searching the Internet," 1:30-3 p.m., Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. Free. Register at the circulation desk or by phone by Fri., March 7: 548-2303.
Boatbuilding Forum in Searsport, 2 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum. First in the museum's Maine Boatbuilding Forum series, this one will feature several area captains, who will debate which type of schooner is best for the windjammer trade and who's going to win this year's race. $10/$8 members. FMI: PenobscotMarineMuseum.org or 548-2529.
"Free Range Poetry: The Fine Art of Making a Mess" Workshop, 2-5 p.m., Firehouse Center, 5 Bristol Road, Damariscotta. Arielle Greenberg leads the workshop. FMI: MaineWriters.org or 228-8263.
Owl Prowl at Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve, 5-6 p.m. The hike will cover a mile through field and forest. Owls will be called. Best for adults and older kids. Trail is uneven and rocky; snowshoes or crampons may be required. Free. FMI: THall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9:
4th Annual Ski-A-Thon, Camden Snow Bowl. Music, food and entertainment on the Snow Bowl deck will be part of the day. Skiers are asked to donate at least $20 to Watershed School's Financial Aid Program in return for a pass. FMI: 230-7341.
"Quilts in America," 2 p.m., Camden-Rockport Historical Society, Rte. 1, just south of Camden's Hannaford. Jan Kelsey gives the talk in the Maine Living Series. Free; donations appreciated. FMI: ConwayHouse.org or 236-2257.
"The Vaughan Homestead," 2-4 p.m., Augusta City Center's Lecture Hall, 16 Cony St. Ellen Gibson, executive director of the homestead, gives the talk in Old Fort Western's Winter Lecture Series. Free; donations appreciated. FMI: OldFortWestern.org or 626-2385.
Lenten Concert Series in Lincolnville, United Christian Church, Rte. 173, 4 p.m. Sundays through April 13. The 45-minute programs will include musical performances, readings and time for quiet reflection. The March 9 concert features guitarist John Ruis. FMI: 763-4526.
Reception for Dem Candidate in Waldoboro, 4-5:30 p.m. The public is invited to an informal reception for Shenna Bellows, who's running for U.S. Senate, at the Main Street home of Betsy and Ted Wooster. FMI: 832-5584.
MONDAY, MARCH 10:
"Walkability" Workshop in Belfast, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Mill St. Led by Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and Jane Lafleur of Friends of Midcoast Maine, it will explore how a better walking environment can improve retail trade, social interaction and more. They'll lead a "Walkability" Workshop in Wiscasset on Tues., March 11, 3-7 p.m., at Lincoln County RPC, 35 Water St. $10/free for residents and property owners. Registration required: info@FriendsMidcoast.org. In Wiscasset: TownPlanner@Wiscasset.org.
Essentials of College Planning for Adults, 10 a.m., University College Rockland, 91 Camden St. The free workshop for those 19 and older is offered again at 9 a.m. Tues., March 11, at UMaine's Hutchinson Center, Rte. 3, Belfast. FMI: meoc.Maine.edu or 800-281-3703.
Henry Knox Reading Circle to Meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon, American History Center next to Montpelier Mansion, Thomaston. The book is "Book of Ages" by Jill Lepore, about Ben Franklin's youngest sister, Jane. All are welcome.
"Understanding Natural Sleep Rhythms and How They Affect Our Health," noon, Michael Keating gives the Wellness Brown Bag Lunch talk at Camden Library, 55 Main St.
"Taking the Mystery Out of Funeral Planning," 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Michael Hall of Hall Funeral Home gives the talk. $5. Registration: 563-1363.
Exercise Ball Class, six Mondays starting March 10, 5-6 p.m., Medomak Middle School, Waldoboro. Stacy Nash leads the full-body workout. Bring an exercise ball and 3- or 5-pound hand weights and water. $54. FMI: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org or 832-5205.
"Health and Spirit in Food," 6-7:30 p.m., The Herbal Classroom at Avena Botanicals, 291 Mill St., Rockport. Dr. Dan Einstein gives the talk in the Our Living Earth, Living Soul series. $10 suggested donation. Registration encouraged but not required: 594-0694.
Georges River Trout Unlimited to Meet, Cappy's Chowder House, Camden. Dinner off the menu 6 p.m. Meeting with guest Rich Bouchard of Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center 7 p.m. FMI: GeorgesRiverTU.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11:
"Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem," 9-10 a.m., Watershed School, Camden. Dr. William Balch of Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences gives the free talk on how plants at the bottom of the marine food chain are responding. All welcome. FMI: Janet.McMahon@Watershed-School.org.
Trail Tuesday at Schoolhouse Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. The free, social hike hosted by the Boothbay Region Land Trust will be about two miles. Meet at the trailhead parking lot. FMI: THall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
Talk on Agriculture's Effects on Grassland Songbirds, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wildlife researcher Noah Perlut gives the lecture in the center's Winter Talk series. $5/free for members.
"Living Well for Better Health," Tuesdays, March 11-April 22, 1-3:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center on Pen Bay Medical Center's campus, Rockport. The free series is for people with chronic health conditions. They can bring a friend. Registration required: 596-8950.
Pediatric CPR Class, Tuesdays, March 11 & 18, 6-8 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Learn how to administer CPR to children from birth to age 12. $54. FMI: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org or 832-5205.
"Coyote: America's Songdog," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library's Abbott Room, 106 High St. Biologist Geri Vistein gives the talk in the Belfast Garden Club's Wildlife Conservation in Maine series. Free.
Knox County GOP to Meet, Trade Winds Motor Inn, Rockland. Social time 6:30 p.m. Working session 7 p.m. to follow up on caucus and plan future events. All Knox County Republicans welcome.
America's Boating Course, Tuesdays, March 11-April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Salt Bay School. Learn how to deal with the dangers of the sea and get an intro to charting and piloting from members of the U.S. Sail & Power Squadron. $94 includes materials. FMI: clc.MaineAdultEd.org or 563-2811.
Author Peter Korn to Speak, 7 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. The Maine craftsman discusses his book, "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters."
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12:
Italian Classes in All Levels Start in Rockland, Penobscot School. FMI: Penobscot.us or 594-1084.
Lunch and Learn Series, 11:15 a.m. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Dave Brown of Bridges Help at Home gives a talk on "Preparing Your Home for Lifelong Living." $6 under 60/$5 60 and up. RSVP by noon Mon., March 10. Also, on March 12, "Sea Glass as Wearable Art" is taught by Lynne Thompson at 1 p.m. $25 includes materials. Register by Tues., March 11. At 3:30 p.m., "Linking the Generations" is a genealogy workshop led by missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. $5. Registration for any of the above: 563-1363.
Enjoy a Meal and Help a Nonprofit, Cappy's Chowder House, 1 Main St., Camden, gives half the proceeds from dinners served 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays though March 19 to various nonprofits. March 12 proceeds go to Penobscot Bay YMCA.
Device Workshop in Rockland, 7-8 p.m., U.S. Cellular, 725 Main St. Bring your smartphone and questions. Free.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13:
Forest Invasive Insect Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Foresters, woodlot owners and interested citizens will learn to identify them and report occurrences. $10 donation to HVNC supports ongoing forest education efforts. Registration: Lorraine.Taft@gmail.com.
"Birds of Prey: New England's Majestic Raptors," 10 a.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Chewonki's Director for Traveling Natural History Programs Keith Crowley brings along three non-releasable raptors, including a Barred Owl, in this Chats with Champions program. FMI: 563-5513.
Conversation Café at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St., Rockland, 10:30 a.m. The new forum encourages people to gather and discuss life's toughest questions in a café setting. Ben Cooke leads the first one, with an ecumenical discussion about "Rediscovering Common and Sacred Spaces," and he whips up English pancakes. $5. Registration: 596-0339.
"Geo-Night," 5:30-6:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Learn how geothermal systems work from a Mid-Coast Energy Systems expert. Free. Save your seat: 800-890-7196.
Meeting on Formation of Knox County Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, 6-7:30 p.m., Rockland City Hall, 270 Pleasant St. Parents, teens, professionals and all others are invited. FMI: JohnSommo@myfairpoint.net or 236-6313, ext. 3.
"The Lesser-Known Peru," 7 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Greg Dorr gives a slide talk on his 35-day journey on foot through Peru.
"Beyond the Basics of Suicide Prevention," Fri., March 14, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Augusta Civic Center. For more info, go to EventBrite.com and enter the conference name and location.
Bus Trips to Boston Flower Show, Fri. & Sat., March 14 & 15. Pickups will be made along Rte. 1, starting in Belfast at 6 a.m., for the show at the Seaport World Trade Center. $95 includes admission. Reservations and FMI: 594-7754 or Plants-Unlimited.com.
"Bringing It Home," Fri., March 14, 2-5 p.m., home of Jean and Jim Matlack, 2 Spring Mountain Drive, Rockport. Talk about food and water issues in Maine at the gathering, organized by Slow Money Maine. Sign up by Mon., March 10: info@SlowMoneyMaine.org.
Lucky Leprechaun 5K, 10 a.m., Sat., March 15, Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. Registration 8:30-10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Go! Malawi, a nonprofit that supports vulnerable children in rural Malawi. Pre-register at RunSignUp.com, Active.com or Go-Malawi.org. FMI: MasonMan321@yahoo.com.
Weekend Intensive in Natural Beekeeping Using Top Bar Hives, Sat. & Sun., March 15 & 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Medomak Middle School, Waldoboro. Christine Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees leads the course, which includes breakfast and lunch both days. $200. FMI: GoldStarHoneybees.com or 449-1121.
Maine Huts & Trails 6th Annual Ski Marathon & Tour, Sun., March 16. With 60K, 40K and 20K point-to-point races/tours through the hills of western Maine. Some packages include race & overnight lodging. Register by 5 p.m. Fri., March 14. FMI: MaineHuts.org or 265-2400.
Thomaston Library Tech Sale will run all March and feature gently used, no-longer-needed tech items. Proceeds will go to buy new e-readers, tablets and computers. Computer-related donations accepted.
Overnight Lodging Specials at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson will be offered throughout March in Two Dog Hut, Hermit Hut and the yurt. FMI: hvnc.org. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 200-8840.
Public Ice Skating, Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport, daily sessions noon-2 p.m. $5/$4 kids 12 and under. Rentals $4.
CLC YMCA Exercise Programs include Gentle Flow Yoga, Strengthening Yoga, Fit for Life, Senior Strength, Core and More, Pilates, Indoor Cycling and Cardio Tennis. For days, times and other info: clcYMCA.org or 563-3477.
Stitch & Spin Knitting Groups, Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. General: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kid Friendly: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. After School: Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. Daytimers: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon. FMI: 594-6060.
Pickleball Drop-In Clinic, Mondays-Thursdays, 6-7:30 a.m.; Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m., Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main St., Damariscotta. $2/free for Y members. FMI: 563-3477.
Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat, 15G Starrett Dr. All ages. Instructor Russell Kahn often attends.
Storytime at the Gardens, Mondays, 10 a.m., Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Kids can hear a story, play with puzzles and puppets, and pretend garden. Free with admission. No admission from November to April. No need to RSVP. FMI: 633-4333.
Sew Simple: Quilting with Carol-Ann, Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. All skill levels. Bring a sewing machine, fabrics & notions. $6. FMI: 563-1363.
Rockland Shakespeare Society, every other Monday through spring, 2-4 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. FMI: 594-4101.
Open Mic Night, Tuesdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland. For those who wish to help pets and service animals in emergencies.
Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. Professionally facilitated. FMI: 691-0629 or 596-8950.
Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
Career Changers Drop-In Sessions, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Belfast Library, 106 High St. Explore career options, work on resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills and more. Free. FMI: 596-2615 or WomenWorkAndCommunity.org.
Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. To register: 785-5547 or email@example.com. The next book: AppletonLibraryME.org.
Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Veterans of any war 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. FMI: 594-1637.
CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Rte. 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. The group welcomes those who know how or want to learn how to knit, spin, crochet, embroider, felt or do other fabric arts. 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 Tuesday potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: thomastonrec.com or 975-2544.
Free Nature Walks, second Tuesday, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Volunteer Sheryl Bickel leads the walks. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the 131 Egypt Rd. entrance just before 10 a.m. FMI: www.hvnc.org or 200-8840.
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 interested readers welcome & no formal philosophical training necessary.
Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.
Songwriters' Session, third Tuesday through May 20, 6 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Join folks working on their songs. Drop-ins welcome. 236-3440.
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 (behind Rockland Library). Ear acupuncture, chair massage, breathing techniques. Donations accepted. FMI: 594-6993.
Wednesdays at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. TNT Whole Body Fitness: 8 a.m. $5. Morning Yoga: 9 a.m. $15. On Balance: Getting Stronger, Living Longer: 10:30 a.m. $4. Life Story Writing Group: 10:30 a.m. $2. Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m. Free. Cribbage and Scrabble Pick-Up Games: 1 p.m. $1/free for lunch guests. Conversational French: 1 p.m. $5. FMI: 563-1363.
Family Movie Night, Wednesdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
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.
Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Rte. 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner 6 p.m. 12-step, Christ-centered meeting follows. Free childcare. FMI: 837-9703 or CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 5 p.m.
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.
Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursday, distribution for pet owners in need 1-3 p.m., Amity Masonic Lodge, 361 Main St., Rockport. Volunteers needed for 9 a.m. setup, distribution and cleanup. FMI: 763-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songswap at Camden Library, first Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 55 Main St. Bring a song or two, a friend or two and an instrument or two to this informal song circle. FMI: 236-3440.
Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., F Main St., Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-1034.
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.
Open Mic at Vose Library, third Thursday through April, 7 p.m., 392 Common Road, Union. With a focus on the spoken word. FMI: 785-4733.
Belfast Farmers' Market, Fridays through March, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, Rte. 1. With organic and local foods and crafts. FMI: BelfastFarmersMarket.org.
Qi Gong at Thomaston Academy, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Gentle Chinese exercise for all ages. No experience needed. FMI: 354-2453.
Burger Night at The Craignair Inn, Fridays through April, 5 Third St., Spruce Head. $1 from every gourmet veggie, chicken or beef burger served goes to Jackson Memorial Library.
DRA Round Top Coffee House Open Mic, second Friday, Round Top Farm, Bus. Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. Open mic 6:45-8:15 p.m. $7/$4 seniors/free under 13. Bring a plate of goodies or volunteer at the mic to get in free. FMI: 677-2354 or 563-1393.
Tails on the Trails at Penny Lake Preserve, last Friday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. Dogs and people can join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for a free hike. Dogs must be leashed or under voice command. FMI: email@example.com or 633-4818.
Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. For those interested in studying a 12-step program. 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. (and after church on Sundays or when office is open), Grace Bible Fellowship, off 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 the 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 along whatever book you're reading and share it with the group. FMI: 236-3440.
Washington Grange Farmers' Market, second Saturday, Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road, Washington. Regular vendors supply fresh dairy products, baked goods, cashmere pelts and more. Weekly markets resume in mid-April. FMI: 845-2140.
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. Tapping intended to reduce pain and allergy symptoms, release trauma, and increase focus. Candace Green leads. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
Sunday Morning Meditation, first and third Sundays, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.
Jazz Jam at The Highlands Coffee House, first Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. All jazz musicians are invited to sit in. FMI: 975-5132 or 354-4162.
"Community Sing!" fourth Sunday, 3:30-4:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Camden. No preparation, practice or training required. All ages welcome. FMI: 975-0582.