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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning December 11
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, DECEMBER 11:


• Wadsworth-Longfellow Holiday House Tours,
489 Congress St., Portland, Thursdays-Sundays until Dec. 28. Final tour each day 4 p.m. Guides share Longfellow Christmas traditions and more. Kids can go on a scavenger hunt. $15/$12 seniors and students/$3 kids.
• "Merry Madness!" in Portland, reception 5-7 p.m. in heated tent on Congress Square, with appetizers and entertainment. 21+. $10. Then shop at participating stores, which stay open until 10 p.m.
• Toys for Tots Shindig, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Landings Restaurant, 1 Commercial St., Rockland. Live music, auction, gift basket raffle. Admission $10 plus new, unwrapped toy.
• "Let's Hit the Trail," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Reps from Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition give a virtual tour of the new five-mile In-Town Nature Trail and other area trails. Refreshments follow.
• "Maine at Work," 6:30 p.m., Maine State Museum, Augusta. Actor David Greenham puts on a one-man show with humor and little-known facts about Maine's historical and current employment picture.
• "Shemekia Copeland's Holiday Party," 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $20 tix: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
• Down East Singers Concerts, the choral group performs a Latin American holiday celebration, "Navidad Nuestra," on Thurs., Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Newcastle. $20 suggested donation at door. They perform again on Sun., Dec. 14, 2 p.m., at Camden Opera House. Tix are $20/free under 19 at: The Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston; The Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden; Left Bank Books, Belfast; DownEastSingers.org; 619-0413; or box office day-of.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12:

• Jud Caswell Sings in Damariscotta,
DRA Round Top Coffee House. Open mic 6:45-8:15 p.m. Feature act 8:30 p.m. $8/$5 seniors/free under 13. FMI: 563-1393.
• Free Holiday Concert by Harborside Women's Chorus, 7 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Washington. Refreshments follow. Donations accepted.
• Raised by Wolves Play in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe. FMI: 594-4123.
• Robby Simpson at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m., Waldoboro. Acoustic originals and covers of folk. No cover.
• Maine Playwrights' Showcase, 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Dec. 12 & 13, and 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 14. Midcoast Actors' Studio puts on monologues and one-act plays. Tix are $6 opening night, then $10 for all ages: 370-7592 or MidcoastActors.org.
• St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Presents "Ceremony of Lessons and Carols," Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Newcastle's Second Congregational Church, and Sat., Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick. Tix, $15/students free: Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta; Sherman's Books and Stationery, Boothbay Harbor; Treats, Wiscasset; Gulf of Maine Bookshop, Brunswick; CeciliaChoir.org; and door.
• Annual Gingerbread Spectacular, gingerbread house contest at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Dough Ball preview party Fri., Dec. 12. $20 adv. tickets: 633-5159. Spectacular, free to enter and attend, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 13 & 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
• "Eclectic, Electric" DaPonte String Quartet Concerts, classical music played on electric violins, cello and viola. Performances Fri., Dec. 12, 7 p.m., at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St., Winter Harbor (tix: 963-2569); Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., at St. Columba's Church, 32 Emery Way, Boothbay Harbor ($25 tix: 633-6313); and Sun., Dec. 14, 3 p.m., in a free concert at Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St., Newcastle. FMI: DaPonte.org.
• Portland Symphony Orchestra's 35th Year of Magic of Christmas, Dec. 12-21, Merrill Auditorium. Performances from Magic of Christmas Chorus; Ray Cornils on Kotzschmar Organ; Falmouth Library Ukulele Ensemble; Maine State Ballet dancers; and many others. Organ Preludes one hour before each concert, except Sun., Dec. 14, 1 p.m. concert, when there's a pre-concert performance by students from the Maine Suzuki Assoc. Tix and times: PortTix.com or 842-0800.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:

• Reindeer Dash,
4-mile race to benefit Toys for Tots, starts 9 a.m. at Landings Restaurant, 1 Commercial St., Rockland. Entry fee is $15 plus new, unwrapped toy, or $20 without toy. FMI: active.com.
• Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, streamed Live in HD from the Met to Rockland's Strand Theatre and Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater at noon. Strand: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com. Lincoln: 563-3424, AtTheLincoln.org.
• Shakespeare Scenes at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, 1 p.m. Everyman Repertory Theatre members read from some of the Bard's plays. Free with admission. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
• Rockport "Holiday on the Harbor," 1-9 p.m. Village festival 1 p.m. with cookies, cider and kids' fun in Library. RAYR wine tasting 2 p.m. Harlem gospel choir Songs of Solomon concert at Opera House 3 p.m., followed by kids' art, music and pix with Santa in Union Hall, and happy hour at Salt Water Farm. Tree lighting, fireworks at Harbor 5 p.m. Reverse happy hour at Shepherd's Pie. All free, except concert: $25/$10 under 21: 236-2823 or BayChamberConcerts.org.
• Songs of Solomon Gospel Choir, 3 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts. $25 adults/$10 under 21. FMI: baychamberconcerts.org or 236-2823.
• Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, 4 p.m., Blue Goose Center, Rte. 1, Northport. Music by January Men, the UU Church of Belfast Choir, Gawler Sisters, Andrew Boothby and Friends, and Patty Heath; dances by Highland Mary Morris and Shana Bloomstein; and other seasonal entertainment. $10/$5 ages 6-18/$25 families at door. Benefits Interfaith Fuel Fund. FMI: 338-4245. Snow date: Dec. 14.
• Stesha Cano Sings in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe. FMI: 594-4123.
• Penobscot Bay Singers Christmas Concerts, Sat., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Union Hall in Searsport, and Sun., Dec. 14, 3 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Court St., Belfast. Sug. donation $15/kids free.
• Portland Ballet Company Presents The Victorian Nutcracker, Westbrook Performing Arts Center Sat. & Sun., Dec. 13 & 14, 2 p.m. With post-show meet & greet with the dancers. Also at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Weds., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., with a live orchestra and chorus. $20-$55 tickets: PortTix.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14:

• "Cirque Dreams Holidaze,"
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. Acrobats perform 20 acts. Tix and time: BroadwaysBestInBangor.com.
• Lisa Redfern to Perform, 1-3 p.m., Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St., Rockland. She brings folk, bluegrass and jazz roots to her original songs. $10 at door. FMI: 594-8700.
• "Hey Ho the Holly!" Concert, 2 p.m., St. Andrews Church, 11 Glidden St., Newcastle. Yuletide folk music with audience participation, followed by refreshments and a carol sing. Suggested donation of $10/$5 seniors and kids goes to Heifer International. FMI: 522-3900.
• Author Cathie Pelletier to Read, 2 p.m., Stockton Springs Library. From her new book "The Secret World of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus." Free. FMI: StocktonSpringsLibrary.org.
• Holiday Sing-Along, 3 p.m., Rockland Library. Led and accompanied by pianist Sojourner Hodges and banjo player Peter Proeller. Lyric sheets provided. All ages.
• Hyssongs Holiday Concert, 6 p.m., Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church, 1 Waldo Ave., Rockland. Gospel trio.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15:

• CHRHS Empty Bowl Dinner and Silent Auction,
Camden Hills Regional High School cafeteria, 5-7 p.m., followed by Winter Choral Concert, with performances by the school's Chorale, Chamber Singers and Women's Choir. Free and open to all, but bring canned food for local pantries. Snow date: Dec. 17. FMI: 236-7800, ext. 295.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:

• Candelia Flute Ensemble to Play,
4-5 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Light classics and seasonal favorites. FMI: 563-3350.
• Free Odeon Ensemble Concert, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Bay Chamber Music School's Odeon Allegro, Symphony and Adult orchestras perform, along with guests The Bay Chamber Ukulele Ensemble.
• Seacoast Youth & Community Orchestras' Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta.
• Handel's "Messiah" Community Sing, 7:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, Thomaston. Area singers are invited to join in. Free to sing or listen; donations appreciated. Rehearsal, not mandatory, Mon., Dec. 15, 7-9:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17:

• Music at Noon,
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Cellist Ben Noyes and pianist George Lopez play music of Debussey, Beethoven and Piazzolla. Includes lunch from Atlantic Baking Co. and access to museum afterward. Tix: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
• Matisyahu, 8 p.m., State Theater, Portland. $25 adv. tix: 800-745-3000 or StateTheatrePortland.com. $30 day of.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18:

• Humane Society Wine Tasting,
5-7 p.m., The Good Kettle, Rte. 1, Stockton Springs. A veterinarian tells animal tales and answers pet questions. Appetizers are paired with selected wines. Liz Donald's art is on sale. Portion of store sales goes to Waldo County H.S. FMI: 567-2035.
• "Homes Down East," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Architect Christopher Glass and historians Earle Shettleworth and Scott Hanson discuss the shingle style and show images from "Homes Down East," published in November by Tilbury House.

COMING UP:

• "Yuletide Revelry" with Castlebay,
Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Ancient folksongs and stories of the solstice and Yule. $10. FMI: 443-5487 or Castlebay@Castlebay.net.
• Married with Chitlins to Play, Fri., Dec. 19, 8 p.m., The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro. Acoustic originals and covers of folk. No cover.
• "Santa's Naughty or Nice Holiday Party," Fri., Dec. 19, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, 416 Main St., Rockland. Funky dance music by The Midnight Riders. Santa visits. Men pay $3 at door/women free.
• "Sing We Noel" by Oratorio Chorale, Sat., Dec. 20, 1 and 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick. With organ and brass quintet accompaniment. Cocoa-and-cookies reception afterward. All ages welcome. Tix: OratorioChorale.org.
• Free 10-Minute New Age Readings, Sat., Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m., Terra Optima Farm Market, 218 South Main St., Rockland. Astrology readings by Ananur Forma. Tarot readings by "Clara the Clairvoyant."
• Lincoln Theater's Holiday Gift to the Community, Sat., Dec. 20, 2 and 7 p.m., Damariscotta. Santa, singing & surprises.
• Mt. View Chamber Singers Carols-in-the-Round Concert, Sat., Dec. 20, 4 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden. Free; donations defray program expenses.
• Community Caroling Event, Sat., Dec. 20, 4 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, South Thomaston. All welcome to meet at Chapel Street, dressed for the weather. Hot soup and bread served at the church afterward. FMI: 409-6905.
• "A Home for the Holidays" Roller Derby, Sat., Dec. 20, 5 p.m., Point Lookout, Northport. Skaters from across Maine scrimmage with Rock Coast Rollers' Perfect Storm at the family-friendly event. Halftime gingerbread-decorating contest. Free admission. Bring donation for The Hospitality House - wish list is at: RockCoastRollers.org.
• "Game Night!" in Camden, Sat., Dec. 20, 5-7 p.m., Owl and Turtle Bookshop. Scrabble, Monopoly and others available, or bring your fave.
• Candy Land Suite, journey through an enchanted land performed by Studio RED dancers, Strom Auditorium, Sat., Dec. 20, 6 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 21, 2 p.m. $10 adv. tix: Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. $15 door.
• Tapestry Singers Holiday Concert, "Nowell, Nowell!," at Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St., Newcastle, Sat., Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 21, 3 p.m. Tix, $15/students free: Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta; Now You're Cooking, Bath; and 563-3719. FMI: Facebook page TapestrySingersMaine.
The Nutcracker, Sun., Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Bolshoi Ballet streamed Live in HD from Moscow to Rockland's Strand Theatre and Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater. Strand: 594-0070, RocklandStrand.com. Lincoln: 563-3424, AtTheLincoln.org.
• "A Child's Christmas in Wales," Sun., Dec. 21, 3 p.m., Rockland Library. Erika Pfander and Peter Jenks read the Dylan Thomas classic, with musical accompaniment. Free.
• "Carols in the Round," Sun., Dec. 21, 4 p.m., United Christian Church, Lincolnville Center. The Mount View High School Chamber Singers perform. Free; donations welcome. FMI: 785-3521.
• Polar Bear Dip & 5K in Portland, Weds., Dec. 31. Registration 9:30 a.m. at Back Cove parking lot (across from Hannaford). 5K at 11 a.m. Dip at noon. Benefits Natural Resources Council of Maine. FMI: nrcm.kintera.org/dipdash.
• The Ghost of Paul Revere Sings in the New Year, Weds., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. Spencer Albee opens. $15 adv. tickets: 800-745-3000 or PortCityMusicHall.com. $18 day of.
• New Year's Eve Dinner Dance in Waldoboro, Weds., Dec. 31, VFW Hall, Mill St. Buffet 7-8:30 p.m. Bad Penny plays 8:30 p.m.-midnight. $20 includes buffet and champagne. Proceeds support Voice of Democracy Program in local schools. Tix: 832-0540.
• Sparks the Rescue Plays Portland, Fri., Jan. 2, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. $12 adv./$15 day of/$20 preferred seating. 18+. Tix: Cumberland County Civic Center box office, 800-745-3000 or PortCityMusicHall.com.
• David Mallett Concert in Rockland, Fri., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. The renowned American folkie performs at the Strand Theatre. $20 general admission tix: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
• Dyer Neck Gang Concert, Sat., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-6855. $15 day of show.
• Red Sox Winter Weekend, Fri.-Sun., Jan. 23-25, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. Players and coaches have been invited. With a baseball festival for all ages, and clinics for kids. FMI: Redsox.com.
• The Boneheads & The Holy Mackerels, Sat., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-6855. $15 day of show.
• Evening of Classical Romance, Thurs., Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Pianist Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz play. $15 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-6855. $20 day of show.
• Cajun Concert by BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet, Fri., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $25 tix: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
• Kongos Plays Portland, Tues., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $20 adv. tix: StateTheatrePortland.com or 800-745-3000. $25 day of.
• Greg Brown Concert, Weds., Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House. $29 reserved seats: CamdenOperaHouse.com, 470-7066, or Camden Town Office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon.-Fri. $34 day of show.

CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11:


Beatrix Potter's Christmas,
a play about the young Potter and her animal friends, presented by the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, Dec. 11-22. Tix and times: BrownPaperTickets.com/event/972664 or 800-838-3006.
• 19th Annual Young Composers' Competition, now accepting entries of original compositions in two categories - kindergarten to age 13 and age 14 through high school - through Feb. 16. FMI: BagaduceMusic.org or 374-5454.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12:

• "Crafting for the Holidays,"
3:30 p.m. Fridays in December, Rockland Library. With music, and craft ideas and supplies for kids and their families.
Snow White, Young Company Production at The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, Dec. 12-21, Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. $12 suggested. Tix: 729-8584 or TheaterProject.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:

• 15th Annual First Lego League Championship,
Augusta Civic Center. After an 8 a.m. breakfast with Tim Sample entertaining, 600 students on 74 teams, and their Lego-made robots, compete. $15 tix: MaineRobotics.org.
• Elf-Making Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Lincolnville Library. For kids and parents. Bring a photo of a friend or family member that's at least 1.25 inches wide to be the elf's face. Other materials provided.
• Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop, Farnsworth's Gamble Education Center, Rockland. Choice of 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. session. $5 suggested donation. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
• Homeless Animals to Visit Coastal Children's Museum, 10 a.m.-noon, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. A Pope Memorial Humane Society rep answers questions about pet care and introduces animals looking for a home.
• "North Pole Express" at Boothbay Railway Village, train departs Sat., Dec. 13 & 20, at 11 and 11:45 a.m. and 12:30, 1:15 and 2 p.m. $15 standard/$20 1st-class tix: RailwayVillage.org or door.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14:

• 4th Annual Join-In Nutcracker,
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St. Kids of all ages are invited to don tutus, mouse ears, nightgowns, tin soldier costumes, etc. $5 individuals/$10 families goes to the Studio's children's scholarship fund. FMI: 338-5380.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15:

• "Wild Encounters" at Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center,
Damariscotta, for kids 5 and up in homeschooling families and groups. Sessions run 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 15, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16. With a hike and nature journaling. $5 per session. FMI: 563-1393.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:

• Free Children's Drawing Class,
4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth leads the Let's Draw Together! class for kids 6 and up (under 11 should be with an adult). This week: Chanukah and Christmas trees. Materials provided.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17:

• "Tracks in the Snow" Workshop,
11 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. A Merryspring Nature Center rep shows kids 3-5 how to ID animal tracks. Part of it is held outdoors. Free with admission, but sign up to guarantee materials: 596-0300, info@CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.

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 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays. You must register: 236-8021. The school is also enrolling children in its Forest Kindergarten and Early Childhood programs. Applications: JSoleil@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
• Appleton Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and a simple craft. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., for kids 2-4 and their siblings.
• Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds (older siblings welcome). Thursdays: 4- and 5-year-olds. Fridays: 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays: preschool to early-elementary-age kids.
• Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: • Preschool Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, games and singing for toddlers and their siblings. • The Very Ready Reading Story Hour, first and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For very young learners, FMI: 548-2303.
• Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor: • Let's Get Cooking, lets kids plan and prepare weekly snacks: 3rd & 4th grade Tuesdays and 5th grade & up Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. • Open Art Studio, Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
• Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Mixed-age story time with songs, games, crafts and a snack.
• Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
• Rockland Library, 80 Union St.: • Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. • Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
• Rockland Play Days Story Time with Ashli Bickford, Camden Street, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $8.
• Rockland Toy Library Center, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Birth to age 5.
• Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.
• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. • Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. • Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for 4- and 5-year-olds.
• Stockton Springs Library Story Hour, first & third Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. FMI: StocktonSpringsLibrary.org.
• Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.: • Read-Aloud Program, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. For kids 8-12 and their families. Listen and draw storyboards. • Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids must be with an older family member.
• Vose Library Story Time, Union, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Songs and finger plays for babies and toddlers. Story and activity for older kids. FMI: 785-4733.
• Waldoboro Library: • Book Nook, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Chapter books read aloud for kids 8-12 and their families. • Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Miss Connie reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers. • Midcoast Music Together, third Monday, 10:30 a.m. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.
• Warren Library: • Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers. 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, DECEMBER 11:


• "Remember the Night,"
6 p.m., Rockland Library's Second & Fourth Thursday Film Series. Free.
• "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," 6:30 p.m., Saltwater Film Society Screening at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18:

• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "Horrible Bosses 2," "Birdman," "Penguins of Madagascar," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies." Subtitles on Sunday's movies.
• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "The Pyramid," "Penguins of Madagascar," "Horrible Bosses 2," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Interstellar," "Big Hero 6," "Exodus: Gods and Kings," "St. Vincent."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." Showtimes: 633-0438 or HarborTheatre.net.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Rosewater," "Elsa and Fred." FMI: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
• Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. "Rosewater," "Pride." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org or 563-3424.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12:

• "The Bishop's Wife,"
6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Free.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:

• "The Boxtrolls" Free Shows,
Free Family Matinees at Colonial Theatre, Belfast, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 13 & 14, 12:30 and 3 p.m. both days.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:

• "A Christmas Story" Free Show,
Early Bird Classic at Flagship Cinemas, Thomaston, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17:

• "Twelfth Night,"
1 p.m., Shakespeare on Screen series at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Followed by audience Q&A. Free with admission.
• "Fixing the Future," Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County holds a 5:30 p.m. Solstice/Holiday Potluck at Belfast Library, then screens the doc about Americans using sustainable methods to create jobs. Free; donations welcome.

COMING UP:

• "Miracle on 34th Street,"
Sat., Dec. 20, 3 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Free, thanks to Home Kitchen Cafe.
• CIFF & Points North Documentary Forum, Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Camden International Film Festival will soon announce new programs outside of Fellowship and Festival. FMI: CamdenFilmFest.org.




ART

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11:


• "Eye Catchers: Small Artworks for Holiday Giving,"
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, through Jan. 6. FMI: GleasonFineArt.com or 633-6849.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12:

• Felting Jewelry Class,
9 a.m.-noon, Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro. Patience Sampson teaches how to make felted woolen beads. $15 includes materials. Register at Tidemark. FMI: 832-5109.
• "Sea Glass as Wearable and Giftable Art," 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Lynne Thompson teaches. Bring needle-nosed pliers if you have them. $30 includes materials. Register: 563-1363.
• Reception for "Inspired by Katahdin," 4-6 p.m., Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty, 170 Main St., Damariscotta. With work by artists from across the state.
• "Happy Holiday" Opening & Sale, 5-8 p.m., Parent Gallery, Belfast. Photos, jewelry, oil paintings, and refreshments by Northwoods Gourmet Girl.
• High Mountain Hall Art Show Opening, 5-9 p.m. Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. Show continues Sat., Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. With art and craft items by Patty Bolz, Julie Crane, David Jacobson, Margaret Rizzio, Michaela Stone and Simon van der Ven.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:

• Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market,
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts at UMaine Orono. Some 50 Maine Indian artists showcase their work. With storytelling, traditional music, drumming and dancing. FMI: UMaine.edu.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14:

• Midcoast Printmakers Open House,
1-3 p.m., 648 Main St., Damariscotta. Demo, idea sharing, refreshments. Artists invited to bring a sample. FMI: MidcoastPrintmakers.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15:

• 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 and making holiday cards, scenes and ornaments.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:

• Opening Party for Dee Obuchon,
3-6 p.m., Good Tern Co-op Cafe Gallery, Rockland. With wine tasting. Her nature-inspired sculptures shown through Dec.
• German Ornament Workshop, 5-7 p.m., Maine Beehive, Rockport. Antje Roitzsch leads the class. Bring scissors, and colored thread if you have it. $10 suggested donation. Registration: 236-3111. FMI: TheMaineBeehive.com.
• Simple Gifts Craft Night, 6 p.m., Rockland Library. With four tables of different crafts. Free, with supplies and guidance provided.

COMING UP:

• Reception for Midcoast Printmakers,
Fri., Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m., River Arts Gallery, Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Show of works by Debra Arter, Mary Boothby, Frances Hodsdon, Kay and Dick Miller, Delphine Sherin and Ray Walker. Through Jan. 15. 596-0300.

ONGOING:

• Colby College Museum of Art,
Waterville. "Bernard Langlais," a scholarly retrospective, through Jan. 4.
• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea" and "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World," through 2014. "Edwin Austin Abbey's Shakespeare," through Jan. 4.
• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square."Treasures of British Art, 1400-2000: The Berger Collection." Through Jan. 4. "Aaron T. Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal." Through Feb. 8.

AUCTIONS/HOLIDAY FAIRS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:


• Holiday Fair at Broad Bay,
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. Cookie walk, jewelry and craft tables, children's shopping area, breakfast and lunch, and more.
• Holiday Craft Fair in St. George, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George School gym. Homemade candles and soaps, knit goods, wreaths, original artworks and more. 11 a.m. concert by St. George School chorus.
• Holiday Craft Fair in Owls Head, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Dr. Locally made crafts, art, jewelry, soap, ornaments and more. In part to benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society.
• Washington Grange Farmers' Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It expands its usual offerings to include items made by guest crafters, unusual wreaths, seasonal decorations, cashmere knits and more.
• Holiday Bazaar at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, Union, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 13 & 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free tastings of local food paired with wines and spirits, local artisans with work on sale. FMI: SweetGrassWinery.com, 785-3024.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14:

• Bath Antiques Show & Sale,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School. Take Congress Ave. exit off Rte. 1 and follow signs. $4 admission. FMI: BathAntiquesShows.com.

ONGOING:

• Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale in Rockport,
Westbay Rotary Club holds it outside Maine Sport on Rte. 1 until Dec. 21. Credit cards accepted. Local delivery. FMI: WestbayRotaryOfMaine.org.
• Camden Rotary Club Holiday Nut Sale, gourmet nuts at Camden National's Main, Plaza and Union branches, Camden branches of Key Bank, TD Bank and The First, and at French & Brawn Saturdays in December. FMI: CamdenRotary.org.
• Raffle of Art & Craft Works, Belfast Harbor Artisans Coop, 60 Main St., Belfast. Raffle tickets sold through Dec. 22, with drawing on Dec. 23. Benefits Waldo County Interfaith Fuel Fund. FMI: 338-6076.

PUBLIC MEALS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:


• Free Suppers in Jefferson,
St. Giles Episcopal Church, Rte. 126. Midcoast residents are welcome to the suppers at 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 (shepherd's pie and sides), Jan. 10, Feb. 14 and March 14. No reservations necessary.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:

• Shoppers' Holiday Brunch in Damariscotta,
11 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St. Choice of Crabmeat Monty Melt Sandwich ($10) or Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast ($8). Both with home fries, beverages, dessert. Works by local artists on display in Center's Overlook Gallery. Reserve by Fri., Dec. 12: 563-1363. Save $1 by bringing a homemade Meals on Wheels ornament.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17:

• Hot Soup Luncheon in Camden,
noon-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Wednesdays through March 25, but not Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 236-4821.
• Benefit Dinner for Lucas Upton, 4-8:30 p.m., American Legion, Limerock St., Rockland. With silent auction. Those who wish to donate can do so at First Bank's The Lucas Upton Fund. FMI: Lucas's mom, Pennie, 975-8254.

COMING UP:

• Public Breakfast Buffet,
Sun., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath. Santa will be there 8-9 a.m.
• Free Community Christmas Dinner, Thurs., Dec. 25, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Gather noon. Dinner 12:30 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11:


• Talk by Maine Artist on Qatar,
6 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Abbie Read on her recent trip to install her art at the U.S. ambassador's residence there. Free. FMI: 338-2222.
• Newcastle Historical Society Holiday Party, 6:30 p.m., Newcastle Fire Station, River Rd. Bring your fave holiday treat to share. Learn about 2015 programs.
• "What's All the Fuss About Russian Poetry? A Translator's Perspective," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Slavic translator Lydia Razran Stone presents this entry in the Camden Conference Community Events series. FMI: CamdenConference.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12:

• Legislative Breakfast with Maine State Chamber,
8 a.m.-noon, Farmstead Event Center, 399 Commercial St., Rockport. Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts the breakfast and discussion on how biz owners can stay apprised of legislation that affects them. $25/$20 PBRCC members. Registration required: Carisa@PenBayChamber.com, 596-0376.
• "Winter Plant ID," 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Naturalist Sue Kistenmacher teaches basic ID clues and how to collect samples. $15/$12 HVNC members. FMI: hvnc.org or 200-8840.
• "Medicare for Everyone" Clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations Waldo Center, 18 Merriam Rd., Belfast. Register by Dec. 11: 338-1190.
• Holiday Open House at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's Rockland Branch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Customers, friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy refreshments.
• Holiday Appreciation for Spectrum Generations Knox Center Volunteers, 1 p.m., 61 Park St., Rockland. Old-fashioned holiday gathering to give thanks to Knox Community Center volunteers.
• "Hour of Code," 5-7 p.m., Vose Library, Union. The library provides computers and pizza to folks 9 to adult at this free event, part of Computer Science Education Week. Sign-up: 785-4733. FMI: HourOfCode.com/us.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13:

• Window Insert Workshop,
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Unity College Performing Arts Center. Build reusable interior storm windows. Only cost is for materials at $1.25 a square foot. Sign-up: 948-9005, 249-7820 or programs@UnityBarnRaisers.org.
• WeCARE Logo Winner Lauded, 11 a.m., Belfast P.D. Police Chief Mike McFadden gives winner of Waldo Encourages Community Assisted Recovery Efforts' logo contest a basket of prizes from local businesses. FMI: 342-2187.
• Advent Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Bath Iron Works. Gather across from the Administration Bldg., Washington St., with signs and banners. Also Dec. 20. FMI: 763-4062.
• Free Winter Hiking Workshop, 9 a.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Appalachian Mountain Club reps discuss clothing, gear and know-how. Followed by potluck lunch and optional outdoor session. Registration: 215-5306.
• Basic Orienteering Class, 10 a.m.-noon, DRA Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Sarah Gladu teaches ages 9 to adult how to read maps, use a compass and not get lost. $5/$2 DRA members. Register by Dec. 12: 563-1393 or dra@DamariscottaRiver.org.
• Flu Shot Clinic at Pen Bay Pediatrics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 7 Madelyn Lane, Rockport. FMI: 593-5600.
• Guided Hike on New Head of Tides Trail, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at Doak Road parking lot in Belfast. FMI: CoastalMountains.org.
• Animal Tracks & Signs Hike, 1-3 p.m., Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Naturalist Sarah Gladu leads it. Bring snowshoes, crampons and ski poles, depending on conditions. Free, but register at least 24 hours ahead: 563-1393.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14:

• Inquirers' Class,
9-9:45 a.m. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Belfast. Lectures & group discussions to explore the church's generous version of Christianity. FMI: 338-2412.
• "Living from a Creative Center," 2-4 p.m. Camden Library. Teresa Piccari leads the workshop for writers and artists. Free, but you must register: 236-3440.
• Open House at Belfast Ecovillage, off Tufts Rd., 2-4 p.m. Free. Open to all. Tour the village and see a home energy monitoring system. FMI: 338-9200 or MaineCohousing.org.
• Christmas Bird Counts Scheduled, by Mid-Coast Audubon: Sun., Dec. 14, Pemaquid-Damariscotta, compiled by Dennis McKenna (563-8439); Mon., Dec. 15, Bunker Hill, compiled by John Weinrich (563-2930); and Sat., Dec. 20, Thomaston-Rockland, compiled by Don Reimer (273-3146). Contact the compiler of the count in which you're interested for details and rendezvous.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15:

• Launch Party for "Vanishing Act,"
1 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St., Damariscotta. The first novel by Brooke Pacy of Waldoboro.
• Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Association Annual Business Meeting, 4-5 p.m., K-L Cooperative Extension Office, 377 Manktown Rd., Waldoboro. UMaine Cooperative Extension staff will describe their diverse array of programs. FMI: extension.umaine.edu/knox-lincoln, 832-0343 or 800-244-2104.
• 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.
• Talk on Maine Predators, 5-6:30 p.m., DRA Heritage Center, 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Bears, mountain lions and coyotes discussed by state wildlife biologist Keel Kemper. Free. FMI: 563-1393.
• Two-in-One-Night Exercise Classes, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Firm & Tone runs 5-5:45 p.m. Bring a mat and light hand weights. $12. Yoga 6-6:45 p.m. Bring a mat and towel. $12. FMI or to register 563-2811 or clcae@aos.93.org.
• Italian Cooking Class in Union, 6-8 p.m. Chef Michael Greer leads it at his Badger Cafe on the Common. $19, plus $15 materials fee: 832-5205 or msad40.MaineAdultEd.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16:

• NARFE Meeting,
11:45 a.m., Offshore Restaurant, Rte. 1, Rockport. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc. Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 members and their spouses and friends are welcome. Bring wrapped ornament worth under $10 for Yankee Swap. FMI: 594-2466.
• Intergenerational Book Club to Meet, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library. The book is "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography" by Kathleen Norris. Thomaston residents who need a ride can call: 354-2453.
• "Tech Tuesday" at Camden Library, 3 p.m. Olga Zimmerman hosts. The topic is the 3M Cloud Library.
• Ocean Acidification Forum and Winter Networking Event, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland. Forum with local experts 4:30-6 p.m. E2Tech networking event 6-7 p.m. Forum: $30/$15 members. Forum & networking: $40/$25 members. Registration: e2tech.org.
• "From Vietnam to the Persian Gulf," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Talk by Capt. Bob Branco, USN (Ret.).

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17:

• Meditative Service in Searsport,
4-6 p.m., First Congregational Church, 8 Church St. Candlelight, music, occasional words. Stay as long as you like.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18:

• Free "Affordable Health Insurance" Clinics,
Pen Bay Healthcare Patient Accounts, 409 Old County Rd., Rockland. Experts help the uninsured and those who wish to explore options in Maine's Health Insurance Marketplace. Clinics run noon-4 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 18, Thurs., Jan. 8, and Tues., Jan. 13. FMI: 921-8271 or 921-3146.
• Conversation Series on Dementia, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. The Dec. topic: Coping with the Holidays. Free. All welcome. FMI: 563-3350.
• "The Russian Orthodox Church Today," 6-7:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Talk by Anthony Antolini. Prelude to 2015 Camden Conference.
• Talk with PEAR Founder, 6-8 p.m., Farnsworth Museum's Gamble Auditorium. Trekkers hosts talk by Gil G. Noam of the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency at Harvard University. RSVP by Fri., Dec. 12: don@trekkers.org or 594-5095.

COMING UP:

• Tails on the Trails at Colby Preserve,
Fri., Dec. 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Dogs and people should meet at the Edgecomb preserve kiosk on River Rd., 3.2 miles from Rte. 27, Boothbay. FMI: 633-4818.
• "Blue Christmas" Service, Sun., Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., People's United Methodist Church, Union. A Service of Solace and Remembrance is for those feeling blue.
• "Greg Marley: Wild Mushrooms of the Yuletide Season," Tues., Dec. 23, 6 p.m., Rockland Library. The mushroom expert tells of their connection to the Yuletide season, and gives a talk that blends fact, fantasy and supposition for all ages.
• "The Portuguese Camino Real," Tues., Dec. 23, 7 p.m., Camden Library. Greg Dorr gives a slide talk.
• Cooperative Design Lab, for those who want to start or expand a co-op or turn an existing business into a co-op. Course consists of webinars, homework and three in-person training weekends: Jan. 31 & Feb. 1, Feb. 28 & March 1, and March 21 & 22. Register by Dec. 15 for $100 discount: CooperativeFermentation.org. Reg. deadline is Jan. 15.

ONGOING:

• Opportunities for Charitable Giving,
there are many now in the midcoast area, including: • Coats for Kids, all retail offices of The First, N.A., will accept coats, mittens and scarves for kids from Dec. 6-29. FMI: 800-564-3195, ext. 2507 or TheFirst.com. • Food Drive at Camden Library, most needed are canned fish or meat, evaporated and powdered milk, cereals, soup, fruit & fruit juices, and dishwashing & hand/bath soap, toothbrushes and other basic toiletries. FMI: 594-0310. • Winter Coat Drive for Seniors, drop off gently used coats at Knox Center, 61 Park St., or Rockland's Hannaford. • Warm Coat Project, Triad of Waldo County is collecting gently used coats, all sizes at Waldo County Y, Belfast Police Dept., First Church in Belfast, Searsport Safety Bldg. and Prospect Town Office through Dec. 19. FMI: 338-1255. • Midcoast Toys for Tots, drop off unwrapped toys through Dec. 20 for kids in need in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. On Dec. 13, Scallions Restaurant in Belfast will host "Fill the U-Haul!" and invites people to drop off a new, unwrapped toy 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For drop boxes, to donate cash or FMI: Rocklandme.ToysForTots.org.
• Free "Essentials of College Planning" Workshops in December, for those 19 and older. University College Rockland, 91 Camden St., 9 a.m. Mon., Dec. 15 & 22. UMaine Hutchinson Center, Rte. 3, Belfast, 9 a.m. Tues., Dec. 16 & 23. Registration: 800-281-3703 or meoc.Maine.edu.
• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays of every month, 1-3 p.m., 123 John St., Camden (future home of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center). FMI: 763-4291 or ppetp@tidewater.net.
• CLC YMCA Exercise Classes Starting in December, everything from two new morning cycling classes to yoga and Pilates. FMI: clcymca.org or 563-3477.
• 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.
• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Knox and Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
• Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Rte. 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
• Ukes Rock! Open Ukulele Jam, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Suite 203, 417 Main St., Rockland. Bring "The Daily Ukulele" book. Other acoustic stringed instruments also welcome. There will be no jams Nov. 18 & 25 or Dec. 23 & 30. Free. All levels.
• 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.
• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's. FMI: 620-1656.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
• Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Route 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or CamRockNetwork.com.
• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tues. potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: ThomastonRec.com or 975-2544.
• Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
• 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.
• Stress Reduction Sessions, Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m., Bok Medical Building. Ear acupuncture, chair massage and reflexology. Free. FMI: 594-6993.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
• Hump Day Open Mic at Lincoln Street Center in Rockland, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. With food, beer, wine and other concessions. No cover. FMI: 975-2311. Throughout 2014.
• Hot Soup Luncheon in Camden, noon-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Wednesdays through March 25, but not on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 236-4821.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group in Rockport, second Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Midcoast Recreation Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
• Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesday. All writers welcome, published and aspiring.
• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
• Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599. FMI for Damariscotta: 542-9504.
• Family Caregiver Education & Support Group in Belfast, first Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Home Health conference room (in the new building across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
• Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
• NAMI Support Group, third Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426 or -9877.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. All welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
• Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
• 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.
• 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.




















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