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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning April 23
Please Take Note:
Email calendar listings to copyedit@freepressonline.com or mail to The Free Press Calendar, 8 North Main St., Suite 101, Rockland, ME 04841 or FAX to 596-6698 by noon the Friday before the Thursday publication date. Please include your name, address and phone number.

NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, APRIL 23:


• Three Poets to Read,
6-8 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. Annie Finch from "Spells: New and Selected Poems"; Eve Forti from "Holding My Breath"; and Gary Lawless from "Caribouddhism."
• Free International Dancing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Live music. All ages and levels. No partners needed. All dances taught. Bring clean shoes, water bottles. FMI: 218-1066.
• Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, 7 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts, UMaine Orono. An eclectic concert by the eight-member ensemble. $28-$35 tix: CollinsCenterForTheArts.com, 581-1755.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:

• Exact Change Jazz Quartet,
6:30-8:30 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston. Blues and jazz standards.
• Evening of Discussion with Nancy Harmon Jenkins, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, 503 Main St., Rockland. Author of "Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil." With hors d'oeuvres based on recipes in the book. $25 tix at door benefit Penobscot School's kitchen renovation project.
• Miss Shrimp Pageant, 7 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. It kicks off the annual Fishermen's Festival. Tix at door.
• Tom Albury Singing in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe. "Prog-folk."
• Peter Neils & The Midnight Riders, 7:30 p.m., Community Supported Music at Camden Opera House. $10/free under 13. Tix: CamdenOperaHouse.com or Town Office 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
• Doug Morgan at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m., Waldoboro. Acoustic rock, blues and folk. No cover.
• Aztec Two-Step Plays Brunswick, 8 p.m., UU Church. $25 tix: 729-8515, BrownPaperTickets.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25:

• Walk for Hunger in Thomaston,
Watts Hall. Sign-up 9 a.m. Walk 1.5 or 3 miles. Benefits Thomaston Interfaith Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels of Rockland. FMI: 354-0655.
• Statewide Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, no questions. Midcoast locations include Rockland, Belfast, Searsport police stations & Vinalhaven, Warren, Union fire/EMS stations. Also, bring bottles, cans to Belfast to benefit TRIAD, which helps seniors.
Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, 12:30 p.m., Live in HD from Lincoln Center to Rockland's Strand Theatre (RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070) and Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater (AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424).
• Evening of Swing Dance, High Mountain Hall, Camden. Workshops by David Lamon and Katie Tranzillo: West Coast Swing for experienced dancers 5 p.m.; Nightclub Two-Step for beginners 6 p.m.; free swing dance lesson for beginners 7 p.m. Swing dance 7:30-10 p.m. All ages, styles, levels welcome. No partners needed. Dance admission $9; less if you take a paid lesson. FMI: 915-9371.
• Fundraiser for Garry Owen House, 6-10 p.m., American Legion Hall, Belfast. Food, dance music by Leaky Boot Jug Band, raffles, door prize. Benefits future veterans' home in Liberty. $10 donation/$5 under 12. FMI: 356-7215, 322-2679.
• "Earth Words - Celebrating the Earth in Essays, Poems, and Music," 5:30-9 p.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Includes a 10-poet slam at 7 p.m. FMI: BeverlyTeach@gmail.com, and Earth Days Waldo County 2015 on Facebook.
• "True Stories," 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Midcoast raconteurs tell true tales. $10 sug. donation supports Midcoast Actors' Studio 2015 season.
• The Megalomaniacs Perform, 7 p.m., Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston. Colby College's co-ed a cappella group. $9/$5 students/$25 families.
• Meteora at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Folk, pop, Cubano.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Sat, April 25, 7 p.m., and Sun., April 26, 3 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. The school's Drama Club puts on two free shows.
• Mendelssohn's Elijah, Sat., April 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 26, 3 p.m., St. Patrick Church, Newcastle. Sheepscot Valley Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir accompanied by pro orchestra. Tix, $15/students free: Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta; Sherman's Books, Boothbay Harbor; Treats, Wiscasset; CeciliaChoir.org.
• Judy Collins in Portland, with Portland Symphony Orchestra at Merrill Auditorium, Sat., April 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 26, 2:30 p.m. $35-$85 tix: PortTIX.com, 842-0800. Music Lover's Luncheon with Collins Fri., April 24, noon, The Cumberland Club, Portland. $25. RSVP: 773-6128, ext. 318, or LStanley@PortlandSymphony.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:

• Earth Days Parade & Pageant in Downtown Belfast,
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade 11 a.m.-noon from Waterfall Arts to Belfast Boathouse. Skits at Steamboat Landing Park. A Green Fair runs noon-4 p.m. at the nearby Boathouse, with demos & info from 15 groups. Food available.
• By the Bay Jazz Trio in Thomaston, 1-3 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House. Jazz classics and Latin rhythm standards.
Damn Yankees Auditions, 3 p.m., Lincoln County Community Theater holds them at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. FMI: lcct.org.
• Showcase of Young Stars of Maine Music Prizewinners, 4 p.m., Union Hall, Rockport. Free. Open to the public.
• "Funds for the Fallen" Fundaiser, 5-8 p.m., Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle and live music by Colin Nelson. Benefit for Rockland Police Officer John Bagley to represent Maine and participate in the upcoming Police Unity Tour, honoring officers killed in the line of duty. FMI: 594-7500.

MONDAY, APRIL 27:

• "Abiel Briggs: American Patriot,"
7 p.m., Belfast Library. Belfast Historical Society hosts Hank Lunn for a "living history" presentation on what Briggs experienced on a 1775 expedition into Quebec.
• Middle Eastern Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Classic and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. Free.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28:

• Talk on "The Historical Atlas of Maine,"
7 p.m., Camden Library. Editor Dr. Stephen Hornsby tells of its preparation over more than a decade. The new book covers an eon of Maine geography.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29:

• "Bridging the Broadband Gap,"
7:30-9:30 a.m., Spectacular Events Center, Griffin Rd., Bangor. Experts discuss how to grow Maine's economy through connectivity to the world. Free. RSVP: 947-0307, admin@BangorRegion.com.
• Damariscotta Montessori School Spring Concert, 4 p.m., Lincoln Theater. Choral and instrumental pieces.
• Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15 adv. tix: RocklandStrand, 594-0070. $18 day of.
• Afro-Latin Music Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Music from Colombia, Cuba and Peru. Free.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30:

• Poets Laureate to Read,
6 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. Current Maine Laureate Wesley McNair from his "The Lost Child: Ozark Poems" and former Maine Laureate Betsy Sholl from her newest, "Otherwise Unseeable." With refreshments, signing and audience discussion. Come early for a seat.
• The Resistance Plays in Unity, 7 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Burnham rockers. $10.
• Bach's St. John Passion, Thurs., April 30, and Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m. both nights, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra perform. Free.

COMING UP:

• Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner,
Fri., May 1, Rockland Elks Lodge, 215 Rankin St. 5 p.m. social and cash bar. 6 p.m. dinner. 7 p.m. awards presentation. Tix, $20/$5 kids/free under 6, now on sale at Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland City Hall, door. Reservations: 594-0329.
• Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, Fri., May 1, American Legion Post 43. Community dance 6:30 p.m. $2/$1 kids. Dance with Chrissy Fowler calling and Velocipede playing 8 p.m. $10/$7 ages 13-20/$4 kids.
• Dan Stevens Acoustic Blues Tour, Fri., May 1, 8 p.m. He makes a stop at Rock Harbor Tavern, 416 Main St., Rockland. FMI: 593-7488.
The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens, Fri. & Sat., May 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 6 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School's Black Box. Dinner theater performance of the murder mystery/comedy. $18 tix include meal: 236-7800, ext. 282.
• Unity Duck Race, Sat., May 2, 10 a.m. Unity Area Rotary Club launches them from Unity College footbridge off Rte. 90. $5 for two; $10 for six: Crosstrax Catering, Depot St., Unity; Unity Area Rotary members; 557-5571.
• Cookbook Author to Speak, Sat., May 2, 1-3 p.m., Owl and Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bayview St., Camden. Brief talk and signing by Jean Ann Pollard, author of "The New Maine Cooking."
• "Broadway Echoes" Concert, Sat., May 2, 3 p.m., Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St. Chorus and soloists perform show tunes on a trip down Memory Lane. Free. Donations welcome.
• Margot Anne Kelley to Read at Wine Tasting, Sat., May 2, 3 p.m., Cellardoor Winery Villa, 47 West St., Rockport. From her new book, "A Field Guide to Other People's Trees." Free. A portion of book sales benefits Georges River Land Trust.
• Publishing Party for Gary Lawless Book, Sat., May 2, 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Bookstore, 134 Maine St., Brunswick. His poetry collection "Caribou Planet." Free, open to the pubic. FMI: 729-5083.
• "Broadway Classics!" Dinner Theater, Sat., May 2, 6 p.m., Oceanside High School West, 47 Valley St., Thomaston. The Music Dept. puts it on. $12/$10 seniors/$6 students/free under 5. You must RSVP (and get call-back): 354-6351.
• Alan Doyle to Sing in Rockland, Sat., May 2, 7:30 p.m. A stop on his "So Let's Go" CD release tour. $18 adv. tix: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070. $20 day of.
• "Sound Gallery," Sun., May 3, 6 p.m., Riley School, Rockport. New age musician Gintare performs to benefit the school's foreign language and music programs. Artist's reception follows. Grounds open for picnicking 5 p.m. $15 reserved-seat tix: Owl and Turtle Bookshop, 596-6405. Donations accepted at door.
• Novelist Jim Nichols, Tues., May 5, 7 p.m., Camden Library. He discusses his latest, "Closer All the Time."
• Trio At the Blink of a Hat, Thurs., May 7, 7 p.m., Camden Library Coffeehouse. Playful arrangements of traditional and original songs. $8.
• Jonathan Edwards and Cheryl Wheeler, Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Folkie double bill. $36 tix: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
• "Coastal Chaos" Roller Derby, Fri.-Sun., May 8-10, Midcoast Rec Center, Rockport. Rock Coast Rollers vie against teams from Mass. and other states. Three-day pass $35. One-day $15. Kids under 12 free. Tix: CoastalChaos.BrownPaperTickets.com. Benefits New Hope for Women.
• Mariner Mother's Day 5K, Sun., May 10, Oceanside East High School, Rockland. Walkers start 9 a.m., runners 9:15. $20 adv.; $25 race day. Register by April 26 for a free T-shirt: active.com.
• "Songs of a Spring Night" in Belfast, Sun., Mon.& Tues., May 10, 11 & 12, Waldo County Shrine Club. Cold Comfort Theater presents singing and dancing from Broadway shows, along with wine and cheese. $25 tix: Left Bank Books, Belfast. Tix at door, if any, cash or check.
• "Freedom Summer," Weds., May 13, Strom Auditorium (CHRHS). Alan Marshall's new play about the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. Adv. tix, $10/$5 kids/$25 families: YouthArtsMaine.org or HAV II. $12/$6 kids/$30 families at door.
• 6th Annual Patriot 5K in Gray, Sat., May 16. With cash bonus for anyone who sets new Maine 5K record. Entry $20 adv. and $25 race day. Register by May 1 for free T-shirt: www.patriot5k.org.
• 3rd Annual Run for Your Life Challenge, Sat., May 23, Camden Snow Bowl. $50. FMI: EmergencyChallenge.org.

CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 23:


• "What's in the Trunk? Creativity,"
2 p.m., Rockland Library. Kids 7-12 will do simple activities with everyday items from the Cornerstones of Science trunk.
• Creative Yogis, 3:30-5 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Yoga class for ages 6-10. Free; donations welcome. FMI: 594-1694.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:

• Make Recycled Animals,
10:30 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum. Marianne Swittlinger helps kids turn egg cartons, paper towel rolls, etc. into animals. Kids can bring their own materials, too. Free w/ admission. FMI: CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:

• "Birding for Kids,"
1 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust's Curtis Farm Preserve. Learn how a bird's shape tells you what it eats and more. FMI: 837-9613 or hhltMaine.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28:

• Free Children's Drawing Class,
4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth provides materials and leads the Let's Draw Together! class for kids 6 and up (under 11 with an adult). This week's theme: Spring peepers, birds' nests, spring flowers. FMI: 596-0069.
• Free Maine Maritime Academy Info Workshop, 6-8:30, Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Rd., Bangor. Registration 5:30 p.m. for walk-ins. Prospective students & parents can learn about admission to Federal service academies. FMI: admissions@mma.edu, 800-464-6565.
• Open House at Watershed School, 7-8 p.m., 32 Washington St., Camden. Meet faculty & students, and learn about academic programs. RSVP: 230-7341.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29:

• Homeschoolers' Cooking Class,
10-11:30 a.m., FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Market), Damariscotta. Karen Kleinkopf teaches kids 6-12 how to make carrot muffins. $7. Register by leaving your name, number, email addy, and title/date of class: 563-1161.
• Cam-Rock Elementary School Open Gym for Kindergarteners, 2-3 p.m. With activities. It's still K registration time for 5-year-olds, and packets will be available.
• Summer Youth Activities Fair, 6-8 p.m., Rockland Rec Center. Reps from camps, clubs, learning centers and schools on hand to give out info. FMI: 973-229-4107.
• "Music Exploration: Hum, Strum, Drum & Play," Weds., April 29-June 17, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Bay Chamber Concerts & Music School, Rockport. Jessica Day leads kids 6-9. $80. FMI: 236-2823.
• "Kids Can Grow" Program, 5-6:15 p.m., Aldermere Farm, Rockport. Orientation for monthly veggie gardening program open to 12 families with kids 7-12. $30, scholarships available. FMI: 236-2739 or jlucas@mcht.org.
• Free Farmlands Program, six Wednesdays starting April 29, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Aldermere Farm, Rockport. Ages 12 up can work with Belted Galloway calves. FMI: 236-2739 or jlucas@mcht.org.

COMING UP:

Peter Pan,
May 1-3, with 7:30 shows Fri. & Sat., and 2:30 matinees Sat. & Sun., St. Lawrence Arts Center. Vivid Motion dance company. Tix, $13/$6 under 13: VividMotion.org. Benefits The Center for Grieving Children.
• Longfellow Young Writers' Workshop, high school writers must apply by May 1 for the July 12-18 camp on UMaine Farmington campus. $800 includes board. Partial scholarships available. FMI: creativewriting.umf.maine.edu/longfellow.
• Ashwood Waldorf School May Faire, Sat., May 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free family event with maypole, cakewalk, puppet show, face painting, music and more.
• Family Open House at Wildlife Refuge, Sat., May 2, 1-4 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Rockland. With a seabird egg hunt, film, Island Trivia and other family fun. FMI: 594-0600.
• Free "Cloth Diapering 101" Class, Tues., May 5, 10 a.m., Clean Bee Laundry, Renys Plaza, Camden. Registration: 236-2530, info@CleanBeeLaundry.com.

ONGOING:

• Tours of Ashwood Waldorf School,
Rockport. Tour elementary through middle school classrooms 8:15-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May. See an early-childhood classroom 8:45-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays. You must register: 236-8021.
• Appleton Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and a simple craft. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Barefoot Books Storytime, first Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston. Join Dena Davis for stories, songs and fun with puppets. All ages. FMI: 691-9621.
• Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.: • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., for kids 2-4 and their siblings.
• Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds (older siblings welcome). Thursdays: 4- and 5-year-olds. Fridays: 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays: preschool to early-elementary-age kids.
• Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: • Preschool Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, games and singing for toddlers and their siblings. • The Very Ready Reading Story Hour, first and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For very young learners, FMI: 548-2303.
• Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor: • Let's Get Cooking, lets kids plan and prepare weekly snacks: 3rd & 4th grade Tuesdays and 5th grade & up Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. • Open Art Studio, Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
• Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Mixed-age story time with songs, games, crafts and a snack.
• Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
• Rockland Library, 80 Union St.: • Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. • Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
• Rockland Toy Library Center, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Birth to age 5.
• Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.
• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. • Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. • Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for kids 4-5.
• Stockton Springs Library Story Hour, first & third Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. FMI: StocktonSpringsLibrary.org.
• Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.: • Read-Aloud Program, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. For kids 8-12 and their families. Listen and draw storyboards. • Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids must be with an older family member.
• Vose Library Story Time, Union, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Stories and activities. FMI: 785-4733.
• Waldoboro Library: • Book Nook, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Chapter books read aloud for kids 8-12 and their families. • Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Miss Connie reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers. • Midcoast Music Together, third Monday, 10:30 a.m. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.
• Warren Library: • Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers. FMI: 273-2900.
• Warren Second Congregational Church Clothing Give-Away, first Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothes for newborns to 'tweens.
• Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.

FILM

THURSDAY, APRIL 23:


• "Closing the Circle: The Alewife Run in Damariscotta Mills,"
2 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Free.
• "My Mother's Castle," 6 p.m., Pfander's Favorite Films at Rockland Library. Sequel to "My Father's Glory." Free.
• "A Fierce Green Fire," 6:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Free screening of doc on the environmental movement.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 - THURSDAY, APRIL 30:

• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "Woman in Gold," "While We're Young," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2." Subtitles on all Sunday movies.
• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "The Age of Adaline," "While We're Young," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," "Unfriended," "The Longest Ride," "Furious 7," "Get Hard," "Cinderella," "Insurgent," "Home."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: "Woman in Gold." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net, 633-0438.
• Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. "A Most Violent Year." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Woman in Gold." FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:

• "Big Hero 6,"
6:15 p.m., Children's Movie Night at Stockton Springs Library. With snacks. Free. Kids can wear PJs.
• "Small Change," (1962), 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free.
• "All About My Mother," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library. Free.
• "Food Stamped," 7 p.m., Food and Farm Film Festival at FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Community Market), Damariscotta. Free. Movies run most Fridays through May. Full schedule & trailers: mefarms.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25:

• "World Circus,"
3 p.m., Family-Rated Films at Camden Opera House. $5 per family (cash or check) includes popcorn. FMI: CamdenOperaHouse.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:

• "The World of Wallace Stevens,"
2 p.m., Rockland Library. Alison Johnson screens her new doc, then takes questions and signs DVD copies. Free.
• "Ernest & Celestine," 3 p.m., free family film at Rockland's Strand Theatre, co-sponsored by the Farnsworth.

• "Jaws" Free Screening, 10 a.m., Early Bird Classic Film at Flagship Cinemas, Thomaston.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30:

• Small Boaters' Film Fest & Silent Auction,
6-9:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM campus, Portland. Auction 6 p.m. Films 7:30 p.m. FMI: mita.org.

COMING UP:

• "Hermitage Revealed,"
Tues., May 5, 1 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Virtual tour of State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. $12.50/$10 Farnsworth members.
• CIFF & Points North Documentary Forum, Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Camden International Film Festival's Fellowship and Festival. FMI: CamdenFilmFest.org.




ART

THURSDAY, APRIL 23:


• Reception for "Epilogues,"
6-8 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase's Daily, Belfast. Mixed-media constructions by Abbie Read and Jessica Straus. Show runs through May 17.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:

• Reception to Open Mother's Day Spring Pop-Up Shop,
5-7 p.m., River Arts' West Gallery, Damariscotta. With four artists and musician Carl Dimow. Shop runs through May 10.
• Reception for "Index," 6-8 p.m., Portland Museum of Art. Works by Maine photographer Rose Marasco. Admission is free on Fridays 5-9 p.m.
• Reception for Dan Kirchoff & Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Belfast Co-op Café. It opens his show of paintings and sketches, "Une Production de Produits." Tasting of seasonal wines. Show runs to late May.

MONDAY, APRIL 27:

• Free Adult Art Class,
11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class. This week's theme: Spring flowers - tulips and daffodils.
• Drypoint Printmaking Class, 6-9 p.m., Midcoast Printmakers, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. $29, plus $6 materials fee: 563-2811.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29:

• Silk Scarf Painting Class,
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Fiona Washburn teaches. $34, plus $25 materials fee. Registration: 832-5205 or msad40.MaineAdultEd.org.
• Last Day of Classes at Midcoast Printmakers' Studio, Damariscotta. FMI: 549-7087.

COMING UP:

• Reception at Maine Coastal Islands Ntl. Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center,
Fri., May 1, 5-8 p.m., Rockland. The center's Art Gallery welcomes three new artists, Jean Kigel, Annie Cameron and Dianna Gay, who have work hanging through July. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5.
• Art Space Gallery Welcomes New Artists, Fri., May 1, 5-8 p.m., 342 Main St., Rockland. The cooperative gallery holds its first reception of the season and shows work by new members Jean Byrd, Lori Davis, Barbara Dulac, Bunny Gorski, Asha Fenn and Ann Rhinehardt.
• Reception to Open "Highways & Byways," Fri., May 1, 5-8 p.m., Portland Library, 5 Monument Sq. Show by 19 photographers. It runs to May 30. Free.
• Reception for M.K. Starrett, Fri., May 1, 6-8 p.m., Appleton Library. For the Appleton photographer's show, which continues through May.
• Oil Paints Purveyor to Speak, Fri., May 1, 7 p.m., Mobius Community Center (across from Yellow Front Grocery), Damariscotta. Pete Cole of Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors. With samples, coupons. $10. Register by noon April 30: 563-8377, Salt Bay Art Supply.
• Maureen Egan Opening Reception & Talk, Sat., May 2, 4 p.m., Camden Library. She discusses her new show of paintings, "The Light from Here," on display throughout May.
• Annual Maine Pottery Tour, Sat. & Sun., May 2 & 3. Statewide tour includes several midcoast potters. See them all at MainePotteryTour.blogspot.com, or Maine Pottery Tour on Facebook.
• Cinco de Mayo Preview Gala of Art, Tues., May 5, 6-8 p.m. Kennebec Valley Art Association's 20th annual juried show at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallo-well. $12 includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, music by The Sweet Beets. FMI: harlowgallery.org, 622-3813.

ONGOING:

• Farnsworth Art Museum
closed for capital improvements through May 15.
• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America." Through April 26. "Rose Marasco: index." April 24-Dec. 6.
• UMaine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. "Andy Warhol: Photographs and Screenprints," "Elizabeth Livingston: Dark Houses" and "Jennifer Caine: Amnesia." All three run through June 6.

AUCTIONS, FAIRS & SALES

THURSDAY, APRIL 23:


• Half-Price Sale at Skidompha Book Shop,
in the Red Barn, 115 Elm St., Damariscotta, today through Sat., April 25, at 1 p.m. Books for adults & kids, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, audiobooks.
• Waldo Conservation District Tree & Shrub Sale, with fruit trees, berries and flowering shrubs. Pickup day Sat., May 2, at Waldo Tech Center, Rte. 137, Waldo, with cash-and-carry sale of leftover items and flower & veggie seedlings offered by Tech Center horticulture students. Order forms: 338-1964, ext. 4.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:

• Belfast Farmers' Market,
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Back in its summer location at Waterfall Arts, Fridays through October.
• Last Day of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Plant Sale, online orders due April 24. Catalog: knox-lincoln.org/spring-plant-sale. Pickup, cash-and-carry, Union Fairgrounds May 2 & 3.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25:

• Tri-County Horsemen's Indoor Flea Market,
8 a.m.-noon, Thompson Community Center, Union. Tack, gear, more. $10 tables available: 785-6657, rosemary-feyler@maine.edu.
• Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Ln. FMI: 338-5575.
• Fabric Crafters' Sale in Union, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Vose Library. Fabrics, yarns, notions, tools, silent auction for gate-leg sewing table, raffle, bake sale to raise library funds. Cash or check.
• Carver Memorial Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Union St., Searsport. Featuring gardening & travel books. FMI: 548-2303.
• Camden Library Book Sale, Sat., April 25, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sun., April 26, 1-4:30 p.m. With a large number of coffee table books.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:

• Wolliker's Waldoboro Whimsies,
8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Hall, Waldoboro. This one benefits Miller School PTO. FMI: SallyLobkowicz@gmail.com, 380-3806.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29:

• Last Day of Trout Stocking Sale,
sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, orders due April 29. Trout in two sizes, floating trout food, and Clear Pond. Forms: knox-lincoln.org/trout-sale. FMI: 596-2040.

COMING UP:

• Community Yard Sale in Rockport,
Sat., May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Midcoast Rec Center, Rte. 90. 10x15-foot space $10. Tables $5. FMI: 236-9400.
• Miles Thrift Shop Bag Sale, Sat., May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Damariscotta. $5 for a bag of clothes, shoes, accessories.
• Weekend Sale of Fine Arts & Crafts in Augusta, May 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., former Coldwater Creek Store in The Marketplace, 14 Stephen King Dr. With over two dozen vendors.

MEALS & TEAS

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:


• 13th Annual Fish Chowder and Pie Benefit Supper,
5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Searsport. $7/$4 under 13. For Searsport Food Cupboard.
• Benefit Supper in Belfast, 5-8 p.m., Redman Hall. With silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Benefits Joseph Clarke, diagnosed with terminal cancer. $8/under 6 free. FMI: 322-2577.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25:

• Simply Books Club,
2 p.m., Camden Library. Bring along whatever book you're reading and want to discuss.
• Northport VFW Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m. Casseroles, homemade rolls and more. $8/$5 under 12. Benefits building fund and vets. FMI: 338-6092.
• Benefit Dinner for Tina Hall, 5 p.m., Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge, Washington. Spaghetti dinner, bake sale, 50/50 and item raffle for Hall, diagnosed with stage 3B colorectal cancer. FMI: 593-6361.
• Home-Cooked Public Supper, 5 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Rte. 17, Rockland. $7.50/$5 kids. Benefits Meals on Wheels.
• Public Supper in Warren, 5-7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rte. 90. Steak and fixings.
• Spaghetti Supper & Raffle, 5-7 p.m., Rockport Masonic Hall, 316 Main St. With homemade pie for dessert. Music by Marlene Hall Jazz Ensemble. Benefits Washington Street retirement home in Camden. $7/$4 under 10.
• Potluck to Benefit Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 5:30 p.m., Union Church of South Bristol Parish Hall/Community Center, Middle Road. Bring a dish to share and a donation for LCAS. Wish list includes dog and cat food, toys,blankets, towels or money.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:

• Kelpie Gallery Tea & Talk,
2 p.m., South Thomaston. Acupuncturist Jackie George speaks, then tea with an Asian twist is served. $10 in adv.: 691-0392, TheKelpieGallery.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 27:

• Circle Supper,
5:30 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church. Chicken primavera, Caesar salad, garlic bread, brownies. $8.

COMING UP:

• Free Community Supper & Movie,
Sat., May 2, 5 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Ln. Baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw and more. After supper, family movie "Evan Almighty."
• Lincoln County Dems Roast Pork Loin Supper, Sat., May 2, 5-7 p.m., Mobius, Rte. 1, Damariscotta. All welcome. $12/$6 kids 5 and up/$30 family of four/free under 5. FMI: 549-3358.
• Boy Scout Troop 254 of Warren Spaghetti Supper, Sat., May 2, 5-7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Rte. 90, Warren. With live music and a pie auction. $6/$20 families. First responders in uniform or with ID eat free.
• Carver Memorial Library Annual Spring Tea, Searsport, Sun., May 3. Two seatings: 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Music by harpist Jean Goldfine. Tea sandwiches, desserts and more, to benefit the library. $15. You must reserve: 548-2303.
• Dining & Donating for Conservation, Hartstone Inn, Camden. Go to GeorgesRiver.org to make dinner reservation for Mon., May 4, 11 or 18, and 50 percent of your bill will be donated to the Land Trust.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, APRIL 23:


• Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission Annual Meeting,
5 p.m., St. Patrick's Church, Newcastle. Guest speaker Neil Lash talks about the Heirloom Seed Project at Medomak Valley High School. FMI: 882-5152.
• "Know Your Medications," 4-5:30 p.m., Conversation Series on Dementia at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. With Waltz Pharmacy director Courtney Oland. Public welcome.
• Class on Cooking with Beans, 6-8 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen, 323 Main St. (above Rising Tide Market), Damariscotta. Three veggie, gluten-free dishes taught by Sharon Sandstrum. $25. RSVP: leave a message at 563-1161.
• Public Forum on Proposed State Budget, 6-8 p.m., Camden Opera House. Hosted by Sen. David Miramant and Rep. Joan Walsh.
• "Armenia: A Remembrance," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Illustrated talk on the Armenian Genocide by Cynthia Motian McGuirl, granddaughter of survivors.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:

• Ash Borer Awareness & Ash Tree Tagging,
9 a.m.-noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Learn to ID, report and prevent spread of the invasive pest. After lecture, head out to inspect and tag ash trees. Bring lunch. Families welcome. Free; no need to sign up.
• Tails on the Trails at Colby Preserve, 10-11 a.m. Dogs and people should meet at kiosk on River Rd., 3.2 miles from Rte. 27, Boothbay. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org.
• Visit Stetser Preserve Vernal Pools, Jefferson, 10 a.m.-noon. With naturalist Lynne Flaccus. Rain date: May 1. FMI: Sheepscot.org.
• Black Bear Business Conference, 1-5 p.m., Buchanan Alumni House, Orono. Learn how to use resources to start/grow a small business in Maine. With guest Tom Chappell, founder of Tom's of Maine. Networking reception 5-7 p.m. $25. Registration: umainealumni.com.
• Free Relationship Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden, with Candace Green, relationship coach. Re-ignite your existing relationship/discover why you haven't found lasting love. FMI: 236-0228, candace@candacegreen.com.
• Two Talks on Environmental Changes to Penobscot Bay, 6:30-8:30 p.m., First Church UCC of Belfast. Prof. George Jacobson on climate change data going back 60,000 years. Marine biologist Mick Devin on ocean acidification. Both cite local effects. Discussion follows.
• WW&F Railway Work Weekend, Fri.-Sun., April 24-26, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers will lay new track at Top of Mountain, restore Loco No. 9 and more. Lunch & dinner provided to volunteers. Spectators welcome. FMI: WWFry.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25:

• Free Mid-Coast Audubon Field Trip,
Meet 7 a.m. at Damariscotta Hannaford for trip to Reid State Park, Georgetown, to seek Loons and other water birds. Open to all. FMI: 563-8439.
• "Your New Friend" Ukulele Classes, 9 a.m., UU Church, Belfast. Frets Halligan teaches beginners. Ukes on loan. $15 donation suggested. You must register: frets@ukehappens.com or 992-3535.
• E-Waste Collection Day in Rockport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., former Rockport Elementary School at Rtes. 1 & 90. You can also have papers shredded. Donations to West Bay Rotary Club welcome.
• The Animal House Celebrates 10 Years, 15 Coastal Marketplace, Damariscotta. With sales, demos, samples and door prizes all day. FMI: 563-5595.
• Passy Rail Trail Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Joan Saxe, Cloe Chunn and Tara Hollander lead the easy-to-moderate walk along the Passagassawakeag River. Meet at City Point Railroad Museum on Oak Hill Rd., Belfast.
• "Chord Melody" Ukulele Class, 10:15 a.m., UU Church, Belfast. Frets Halligan leads it. $15 suggested donation. FMI: 992-3535, frets@ukehappens.com.
• "Magical Mystery Tour of Native Bees," 3 p.m., Hope Library. Free slide talk by photographer Amy Campbell.
• "Aldous Huxley: A Biography," 3 p.m., Shop Talk at Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Free talk by Huxley authority Dana Sawyer.
• Be a Horseshoe Crab Monitor, 3-5 p.m., Damariscotta River Assoc. HQ, Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Sarah Gladu trains volunteers to monitor them in Great Salt Bay. No need to be a DRA member. You must register: 563-1393.
• Cooperative Design Lab Celebration, 4-6 p.m., Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Short presentations for the public on new Maine co-ops by participants in the Principle Six Conference. FMI CooperativeMaine.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:

• Intermediate Sheep-Shearing Class,
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Meadowcroft Farm, 45 Hopkins Rd., Washington. Gwen Hinman teaches. Bring shears. $85 includes manual, lunch. Registration: umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture/sheepshearing-school.
• "Birding the 'Burg," 9 a.m. Robin Robinson leads it through McDonald Preserve on Spirit Pond. Carpoolers meet 8:30 a.m. at Phippsburg Town Hall. FMI: 389-1609.
• Fourth Sunday Damariscotta Area Shape Note Singing, 2-5 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 11 Glidden St., Newcastle. Free, participatory event. Beginners welcome. No potluck this month.

MONDAY, APRIL 27:

• Spanakopita Cooking Class,
9:30-11 a.m., FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Market), Damariscotta. Karen Kleinkopf and Virginia Hill show how to make the savory, flaky pastry. $10. Register by leaving your name, number, email addy, and title/date of class: 563-1161.
• Visual Presentation on Angelique Sail, 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Bud Warren shows harbors, islands, sunsets. All welcome.
• St. George Public Hearing on PACE, 7 p.m. The Select Board will hear comments on an article to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy ordinance, which makes it easier for homeowners to borrow money for energy improvements.
• 22nd Annual Recycling & Solid Waste Conference, Mon. & Tues., April 27 & 28, Point Lookout Resort, Northport. FMI: mrra.net.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28:

• NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 Meeting,
11:45 a.m., Offshore Restaurant, Rte. 1, Rockport. Speaker will be NARFE Maine Federation President Lou Haskell. All active and retired federal employees welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
• Talk on Protecting Bluebirds, noon, Tuesday Talk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Jeff Nims tells how to protect bluebird and swallow hatchlings from parasites. $5/members free.
• "Editing Digital Photos Online," 3 p.m., Tech Tuesday at Camden Library.
• Homemade Bread & Rolls Cooking Class, 5-8 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Market), Damariscotta. Debra Arter shows how to proof yeast, shape rolls and more. Bring rolling pin and covered bowl to take home dough. $24, plus $6 materials. Register by leaving your name, number, email addy, and title/date of class: 563-1161. Register by April 24 to save $5.
• Central Lincoln County YMCA Annual Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn the Y's direction, celebrate staff and volunteers, and kick off 2015 fund drive. $10 tix, at Y front desk, include opening Stone Cove Catering social. FMI: 563-9622.
• "When Willpower Isn't Enough," 6-7 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Pen Bay Med Center campus. Free talk by tobacco treatment specialist Carla Kaler. You must register: 921-8950.
• "Beyond Soil Tests," 6-8 p.m., Belfast Library. Talk by agricultural educator Mark Fulford on connections between soil health and human health.
• Unity Land Use Forum, 6-8:30 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Refreshments. FMI: unityme.org/gov/compplan.
• Jefferson Historical Society Meeting, 7 p.m., Jefferson Village School music room. Tracy Moskovitz of Hidden Valley Nature Center speaks. FMI: 549-5258.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29:

• Trade & Technology Job Fair,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carter Hall on Kennebec Valley Community College campus, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield. FMI: kvcc.me.edu.
• Medicare for Everyone Clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations Waldo Center, 18 Merriam Rd., Belfast. Learn the ABCs. Register by April 28: 338-1190.
• Literacy Fiesta Open House, 2-6 p.m., Belfast Library. Meet a volunteer tutor, learn how to use the Maine InfoNet Download Library and more. With puppet display for kids and fiesta snacks.
• Coastal Mountains Land Trust Volunteer Orientation, 5-6:30 p.m., CMLT office, 101 Mount Battie St., Camden. Learn about open volunteer positions. RSVP: 236-7091.
• Waldoboro Biz Association Meeting, 6 p.m., Harvest Moon Pizza, 13 Friendship St. Guest speakers are Planning and Development Director Emily Reinholt and Selectwoman Jann Minzy. FMI: WaldoboroBusiness.org.
• Coyote Expert to Speak, 6:30-8 p.m., DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Biologist Geri Vilstein discusses their life history. All ages welcome. $5/members free. Register: 563-1393.
• "Giver Your Garden a Boost," 7-8:30 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Market), Damariscotta. Free talk by Samuel Kaymen on soil fertility and more. Donations to FARMS welcome.
• Open Houses on New Flood Maps & Rates, hosted by Maine Floodplain Mgt. Program and FEMA. Reps will be on hand to answer questions. Waldo County: Weds., April 29, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Lincoln County: Mon., May 11, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Waldoboro Town Office. Sagadahoc County: Tues., May 12, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Topsham Town Office. Bring elevation certificates and/or flood insurance to get the best info.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30:

• "Local Access to Healthcare Services: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Expectations,"
5-6:30 p.m., Miles Memorial Hospital conf. room. Lincoln County Healthcare CEO Jim Donovan gives the talk. $35/free for Damariscotta Chamber members. You must register: 563-8340.
• Early Law Day at Waldoboro Library, 5-7 p.m. Biz attorney and intellectual property specialist Andrew Zulieve provides resources, answers questions.
• "What's Cooking, Doc?," 6-8 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Market), Damariscotta. Dr. Rifat Zaidi oversees preparation of Shrimp Karahi. $10. Register by leaving your name, number, email, and title/date of class: 563-1161.
• "Garden Hand Tool Maintenance," 6 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High, Rockport. Farmer Neal Foley teaches. FMI: fivetowns.MaineAdultEd.org, 236-7800.
• Talk on Wreck of the Polias, St. George Grange Hall. St. George Historical Society potluck 6:30 p.m. Illustrated program by expert Larkin Post 7:30 p.m. Both open to public. FMI: 226-7442.
• "Titanic: A Century of Myth and Memory," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Illustrated talk by Dr. Erin Bishop.
• Basketball to Beat the Winter Blues, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Prescott Memorial School, 100 Waldoboro Rd., Washington. 18+. All levels welcome. FMI: 845-2089.

COMING UP:

• Law Day at Camden Library,
Fri., May 1, noon-1:30 p.m. Free brown-bag lunch and Q&A with attorney John Sanford. Part of Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2015. Full Maine Law Day schedule: LawyersInLibraries.org.
• Maine Coast Men 50th Gathering, Fri.-Sun., May 1-3, Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Lincolnville. With workshops focusing on families, careers, losses and struggles. Variety show Sat. night. Newbies get a buddy who shows them around. Low cost. Registration encouraged: 785-2032.
• Vernal Pool Walk at Bog Brook Preserve, Montville, Sat., May 2, 7-8:30 a.m. With amphibian expert Larkspur Morton. FMI: swlaMaine.org.
• May Bird Hikes in Damariscotta, Saturdays starting May 2, 7-9:30 a.m. Meet the leader at DRA's Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Free. All ages, levels. You must register: 563-1393.
• Bird Walk at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust's Skolfield Shores Preserve, Sat., May 2, 7:30 a.m. John Berry leads it along a salt-water marsh. FMI: 837-9613 or outreach@hhltMaine.org.
• Maine Driving Dynamics Course, Sat., May 2, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., McLain Bldg., 28 Lincoln St., Rockland. $40/$10 over 65. You must register: 594-9764, rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org.
• Woodland Plants Hike at Dodge Point Preserve, Sat., May 2, 1 p.m., River Rd., Newcastle. Sarah Gladu of Damariscotta River Assoc. leads the free hike for all ages. Register 24 hours ahead: 563-1393.
• Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum Annual Meeting, Sat., May 2, 2 p.m., Alna Meeting House, Rte. 218 (about 2 miles north of museum). FMI: WWFry.org.
• Frog Walk in Damariscotta, Sat., May 2, 7-9 p.m., DRA Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd. Free. You must register: 563-1393.
• Vernal Pool Workshop, Sat., May 2, 1 p.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Biologist Phil DeMaynadier gives indoor lecture and leads outdoor exploration. $15/$10 members. Families welcome. Registration: 236-2239.
• "Emerge: Unleash Your Heart's Desires" Weekend Workshop, May 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day, Blueberry Cove Camp, St. George. Facilitators: Emily Volden, Dan Booth Cohen and Rose Swan. And at High Mountain Hall in Camden, "Journey Into Consciousness" on Fri., May 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. FMI: EmilyVolden.com.
• "A Gift of Laughter: The Classic Men of Comedy," Sun., May 3, 2 p.m., Camden Library. Dagney Ernest introduces Michael Paul Lund, who gives the talk and plays rare live performances of Woody Allen, Jack Paar and other greats.
• Vernal Pool Walk in La Verna Preserve, Chamberlain, Sun., May 3, 3-5 p.m. FMI: PemaquidWatershed.org.
• "Tap the Wellness Market," Mon., May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Learn how to leverage the Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine campaign for your biz. Shoe-free studio. RSVP: info@DestinationWellnessME.com.
• "Two Old Cops," Tues, May 5, 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. John Ford Sr. and Mark Nickerson, both authors and former lawmen, tell amusing tales.
• Nature Hike at Pine Tree Preserve, Tues., May 5, 10-11 a.m. Guided walk with Boothbay Region Land Trust. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
• "Starting Seeds," Tues., May 5, 6 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High, Rockport. Garden Institute's Jeanne Hollingsworth teaches and provides seedlings and trays. FMI: fivetowns.MaineAdultEd.org, 236-7800.
• Senior Expo, Weds., May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maximillian Kolbe Church Hall, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough. With 40 exhibitors offering everything from senior living to downsizing services. Free. Schedule: MaineSeniorGuide.com.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, Weds., May 6, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
• "Adrenal Health and Stress Management for Busy Women," Weds., May 6, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Cappy's Chowder House, Camden. Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women's Network meeting includes buffet dinner and presentation by Carrie Levine, CNM. All welcome. $30/$25 MWN members. Register by 9 a.m. May 1: MaineWomensNetwork.com.
• Weather Spotter Training, Weds., May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Knox County EMA, 301 Park St., Rockland. FMI: 594-5155.
• "The Secrets to Successful Downtowns and Locally Owned Businesses," Thurs., May 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Belfast Boathouse, and Fri., May 8, 8:30 a.m.-noon, at Belfast City Hall. $125. Registration: CommunityInstitute.org.
• Free Talk on Container Gardening, Thurs., May 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Master Gardener Kelly Orzel gives the talk to Rockport Garden Club. Public welcome.

ONGOING:

• Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group,
second & fourth Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish welcome.
• Free Music Jams in Thomaston, Academy Bldg. gym. Tuesdays through May 26. Musicians, listeners, dancers welcome. Set-up 6:30 p.m. Music 7 p.m. FMI: 504-2745.
• Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon's office at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
• State Park Reservations can now be made for the 2015 season. FMI: CampWithMe.com, 800-332-1501.
• UkesROCK! Jam & Strumming Group, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 417 Main St., Suite 203 (above In Good Company), Rockland. FMI: 542-4452.
• Midcoast Bridge Club, newcomers welcome, partners guaranteed. Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
• Memoir Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Rockland Library. Free, ongoing workshops. All welcome. FMI: 542-9200.
• Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green and Waldoboro Green.
• Searsport Farmers' Market Seeks New Vendors, for season running Tuesdays, May 26-Oct. 13, 3-6 p.m., on the Rte. 1 Crescent. FMI: 567-3967.
• "Road to Recovery" Needs Volunteer Drivers, American Cancer Society program that provides cancer patients free rides to their treatment. FMI: 462-6307 or Elisa.Madore@cancer.org.
• Registration Open for MOFGA Spring Classes and Events, including organic orcharding workshops, conference on "Farming in the Face of Climate Change" and more. FMI: mofga.org.
• Apprenticeshop Offering Scholarships, for its two-year, full-time boatbuilding curriculum. Applications now being accepted. FMI: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
• Camden Shakespeare Festival Seeks Volunteers, to help with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth in Camden Amphitheatre, July 30-Aug. 16. FMI: info@CamdenShakespeare.org.
• Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki and Chair Massage, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations to clinic accepted. FMI: 921-6991. Mindfulness Meditation, 4-5 p.m., Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 594-1694.
• Union Farmers' Market Seeks New Vendors, for season running Fridays, May-Oct., 3-6 p.m. FMI: UnionFarmersMarket.org.
• Belfast Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church garden entrance. Also meets Mondays, 6:30-7:30, Belfast Center, Room 206. FMI: 382-6446.
• "Owl & Turtle Sessions" Writers' Group, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Second and fourth Tuesdays; writing exercises and discussion of members' works. All welcome.
• Dancing Xi-Gong, 9 a.m. Thursdays, Camden Congregational Church. Twelve movements to music. Free. FMI: 236-8732 or beedyparker@gwi.net.
• Songwriters Sessions at Camden Library, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Supportive place to try new songs and write originals that will be performed at Songwriters Coffeehouse in June.
• Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursday of every month, 1-3 p.m., 123 John St., Camden (future home of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center). FMI: 763-4291 or ppetp@tidewater.net.
• Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner 6 p.m. 12-step, Christ-centered meeting follows. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
• H.O.P.E. Support Group Meeting, Mondays 4-6 p.m., UU Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland. Mind-body health and finding purpose in the face of illness, trauma, addiction. FMI: 975-1115.
• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Knox and Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
• 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.
• Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesday, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
• Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group in Rockport, second Tuesday (note day change), 6-8 p.m., Midcoast Recreation Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
• Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's. FMI: 620-1656.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
• Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Route 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or CamRockNetwork.com.
• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tues. potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: ThomastonRec.com or 975-2544.
• Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
• Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Wiscasset Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Pickleball in Rockport,Midcoast Rec Center, 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. $2. FMI: 236-9400.
• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
• Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
• Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesday. All writers welcome, published and aspiring.
• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
• Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
• NAMI Support Group, third Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. All welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
• Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
• Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. With Nohora Estes and Heuris Matos. All welcome. FMI: 593-7914.
• Tapping Group, first Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
• Sunday Morning Meditation, first and third Sunday, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.
• Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Keep Moving Fitness 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Art Club 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free blood pressure screens Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. Coffee & Conversation Café ($1.50 for coffee or tea and a donut) 9 a.m. Fridays. Scrabble Club 9:45 a.m. Fridays. FMI: 596-0339 or SpectrumGenerations.org.



















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