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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning April 10
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 10:


War Horse,
2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The play is streamed live from London's National Theatre. There will be a rebroadcast at 7 p.m. $23/$15 students.
• Camden Hills Regional High School Bands Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Strom Auditorium. The repertoire by the concert and jazz bands will include works by Karl King and Aaron Copland. Free.
• Savory Maine Music Series, 6-8 p.m., 11 Water St., Damariscotta. Classical guitarist Brian Cullen performs. Banjo & fiddle player Jeff Herbster will perform on Sat., April 12.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11:

• Jackson Browne Tickets Go on Sale,
starting at noon, for his solo acoustic concert at Merrill Auditorium inPortland on Sun., Aug. 17, 8 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. FMI: 842-0800 or StateTheatrePortland.com.
• Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, Rockport. Dinner, raffle and pie sale benefit the Hawaiian Educational Exchange for Camden Hills Regional High School. $8/$5 kids/$24 families.
• Fish Chowder & Pie Benefit, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Searsport. $7/$4 kids under 13. Benefits the Sears-port Food Cupboard.
• Turkey Dinner & Show, 6 p.m., People's United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St., Union. Turkey with all the fixings. Congregation members provide music and comedy and Pastor George Hodgkins makes a cameo. $12. FMI: 785-4114.
• Gunther Brown Band at Round Top Coffee House, Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane (just off Bus. Rte. 1), Damariscotta. Sign up for the open mic at 6:30 p.m. It runs 6:45-8:15 p.m. Gunther Brown takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. $8/$5 seniors/free 12 and under. Bring a plate of home-baked goods or do a shift at the open mic to get in free. FMI: 677-2354.
• Poets & Fools Costume Party and Dance in Belfast, 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. With a variety show, costume contest, raffle, dance music by reggae band Merther, and a cash bar. $8 at the door.
• PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine, 7 p.m., Watts Hall, 246 Main St., Thomaston. Eight presenters show 20 slides they talk about for 20 seconds. Volume 21 features a wooden boat builder, a painter, the director of Stories by the Sea and others. $5. FMI: PechaKucha.org/cities/midcoast-maine.
• Patty Larkin Concert, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. $18 adv. tickets at ChocolateChurch.com or 442-8455. $20 day of show.
• "Pythagoreanism and the Music of Don Stratton," 7:30 p.m., Minsky Recital Hall at UMaine's Orono campus. The two-part concert starts with "Ktaadn, the Highest Land," and features Richard Tozier of MPBN narrating passages from Thoreau's "The Maine Woods," accompanied by a brass ensemble, woodwind trio and singers. The second part showcases Stratton's jazz compositions. Tickets, $9/free with student MaineCard: 581-1755.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12:

• "Swap 'Til You Drop,"
9-11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St. Free swap open to everyone with items to trade or a service they can easily do. Those with items can register for a free table. Those who have or need skills, i.e. "an hour of computer help" or "rake my garden," can post to the board.
• Bowdoin Orchestra Performs, 3 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Under the direction of George Lopez. Free.
• Café Italia Dinner and Gift Basket Raffle, Waldo County Shrine Club, Belfast. Benefit for Waldo County Habitat for Humanity. From 5-6 p.m., guests can view baskets and enjoy appetizers. The 6 p.m. dinner includes several types of pasta, sauces and extras such as meatballs or chicken. Bring your own wine. $20 tickets: the law offices of Mailloux & Marden or 338-2344.
• Scotty Saints Plays the Velvet Lounge, 5-7 p.m., Rock City Café, 316 Main St., Rockland. The seasoned performer sings songs with a message.
• Public Supper in Searsmont, 5 p.m., Searsmont United Methodist Church (next to Fraternity Village Store in the town center). Turkey, ham, baked beans and more. $8/$4 kids 7-14/under 7 free.
• "A Not Just Baked Bean Supper," 4-6 p.m., Prospect Community Center, Rte. 1A. With pulled pork, lasagna and more. $7/$2 under 12. Benefits the center and community. FMI: 567-3170.
• CANCELLED - Bean Supper in Martinsville, Ocean View Grange, Rte. 131 (for plumbing repairs).
• 4th Annual Baking for Books, 6-8 p.m., Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. A dessert buffet and silent auction of cakes inspired by books benefit the library's book fund. $5/$20 family cap. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org or 785-5656.
• Lasansky Studio Dance Recital, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. Together with the Dance Theater Ensemble, students perform 14 dances to music from Tchaikovsky to Jagoda. Adv. tickets, $14/$8 kids, at HAV II or 236-6777. $16/$10 at the door.
• John Mehrmann to Play Piano, 7 p.m., Bay Chamber Music School's recital hall, Shepherd Building, 18 Central St., Rockport. The faculty member plays his original compositions. $10 at the door.
• Shawn Colvin Concert, 7:30 p.m., the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $30 adv. tickets at the box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., or 633-5159. $35 day of show.
• Tapestry Singers Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., April 13, 3 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. They'll perform Mozart's Requiem in D and Bach's Cantata 106 along with a full orchestra. Tickets are at Maine Coast Book Shop, Now You're Cooking in Bath, and the box office. Theater members get $2 off at the box office. FMI: 644-1174.
• Carolina Chocolate Drops Return to the Strand, 7:30 p.m., Rockland. The Grammy-winning string band plays traditional Southern music from the 1920s and '30s. $25 general admission. FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.
• Arborea to Play in Rockland, 8 p.m., Asymmetrick Arts, 405 Main St. Indie folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran perform.
• A Night of Comedy with Paul Reiser, The Gracie Theatre at Husson University, Bangor. Best known for his eight-year role on the TV show "Mad About You," the comedian brings his stand-up to Maine. Tickets start at $25: GracieTheatre.com or 941-7888.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13:

• Antiques Appraisals Offered,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School, Congress Avenue. Expert Rusty Farrin will be at the Bath Antiques Show to appraise your items in return for a donation of cash or non-perishable food items to the Bath Area Food Bank. $4 admission. FMI: BathAntiquesShows.com or 582-5908.
• Hugh O'Doherty at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St., Rockland. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and O'Doherty sings at 1 p.m. in this entry to the gallery's Second Sunday Series. $10 admission.
• Bowdoin College Concert Band Plays, 2 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Pieces will include the "Star Wars Trilogy" and "Mars" and "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets." Free.
• Author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins to Speak, 3-4:30 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. The author of "All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours" is the star of the shop's final Lyceum event of the season. Free. To save a seat or reserve a copy of this book or her earlier "Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights": 338-9009 or LeftBank@MyFairpoint.net.
• International Folkdance, 4-6 p.m., Watts Hall, Thomaston. Beginners welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 542-2283.
• Live at the Whale's Tooth Pub, Lincolnville, 5:30-8 p.m. Rose & The Wayfaring Strangers perform. FMI: Rosey Gerry, 975-5432.
• Alejandro Escovedo in Portland, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. With Amy Cook. $17 adv. tickets: PortCityMusicHall.com or 800-745-3000. $20 day of. $30 preferred seating.

MONDAY, APRIL 14:

• Learn International Folkdancing,
5-7:30 p.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Israeli, Russian, Romanian and Bulgarian dances will be taught. With live music by Shana Hanson and Clayton Clemetson. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 338-8980.
• Silent Auction to Help Send Local Athletes to Summer Special Olympics, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Trackside Station, Rockland. FMI: 354-9591.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15:

• Puccini's La Bohème,
1 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Encore screening of the Live in HD Metropolitan Opera production. FMI: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.
• Author of "August Gale" to Read, 7 p.m., Waldoboro Library, 958 Main St. Barbara Walsh talks about her haunting memoir. Copies of that and her "Sammy in the Sky," illustrated by Jamie Wyeth, will be on sale.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16:

• 34th Annual Construction Expo of Maine,
Augusta Civic Center. It runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Weds., April 16, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurs., April 17. With 175 indoor and outdoor booths, seminars and workshops. FMI: NAWICmaine.org (and click Construction Expo) or 530-0353. There will be a Job Fair there 8:30-11:30 a.m. Weds., April 16, with blasting, construction and other companies participating.
• Poet Dave Morrison to Read, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Rockport Library. The author of nine books of poetry, including 2014's "Stethoscope," gives a reading to celebrate national Poetry Month.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17:

• Simons & Goodwin to Play,
6 p.m., Rockland Library. Renee Goodwin and Bob Simons perform country, rock, jazz and blues standards and originals.
• Open Mic Night in Union, 7 p.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Road. With a focus on the spoken word in all its variety, and music after a short intermission. Free.
• Open Mic Night in Tenants Harbor, 7-9 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St. FMI: 372-1034.
• "The Devil's Cormorant: A Natural History" Author to Speak, 7 p.m., Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands Visitor Center (the large white building at Rte. 73 & Water St.), Rockland. Richard J. King talks about his book and some of the adventures he had while researching it. Free. FMI: 594-0600 or 548-2529.
Can't Scare Me: The Story of Mother Jones, 7:30 p.m., Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Kaiulani Lee performs in the one-woman play. $20 adv. tickets: uccpa.unity.edu or 509-7132. $25 at the door.

COMING UP:

• "Disc Frisk Presents" Concert,
Fri., April 18, 8-10:30 p.m., Thompson Community Center, Union. Rustic Overtones and emcee Spose perform to raise funds for kids who want to play sports but can't afford the associated expenses, in memory of avid athlete Laken Kyle Harrington. $12 adv. tickets: Mic-Mac Market in Union, HAV II in Camden, Andes Variety in Warren, Grasshopper Shop in Rockland, and 150 Main Salon in Thomaston. $15 day of show. FMI: 593-9010.
• Maine Crime Wave Conference, Sat., April 19, Glickman Library at University of Southern Maine, Portland. With a keynote address from Tess Gerritsen, panel discussions, workshops, manuscript critiques and book signings. FMI: MaineWriters.org/2014-maine-crime-wave.
• Open House at Guini Ridge Farm in Union, Sat., April 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See how the Reinemanns raise produce and sheep at their 1353 North Union Road farm off Rte. 17. Kids can have their photo taken with the lambs. The farm intros its "Grab and Go Bags," which they'll sell weekly with recipes and local ingredients. FMI: 785-2978.
• Magical Strings House Concert, Sat., April 19, 7:30 p.m., 428 Upper Round Pond Road, Bristol. Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer. $10 donation. Limited parking; carpool if possible. FMI: 529-5438.
• Beach Party/Dance, Sat., April 19, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1, 335 Limerock St., Rockland. Potluck and social 6-7 p.m. Music by DJ Caye Leonard 7-11 p.m. Prizes for best flip-flops and Hawaiian shirt. Cash bar.
• 2nd Annual Ballad of Milli Vanilli Lip-Syncing Contest, Sat., April 19, 8 p.m., Trackside Station, Rockland. Prizes go to the top five crowd favorites. Admission $7, plus $2 per song. A portion of proceeds go to Michelle Winchenbach, who's fighting breast cancer. Register by Weds., April 16: RockCoastRollers.org.
• Junior Brown Concert at the Strand, Fri., May 2, 7:30 p.m. His show at the Rockland theater will combine honky-tonk, Western swing, Tex-Mex and more. $20 tickets are on sale now: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.

CHILDREN'S & TEENS' EVENTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 11:


• Indoor Easter Egg Hunts in Rockland,
Play Days, 169 Camden St. The Easter Bunny joins in. They're held Fri. & Sat., April 11 & 12, at 10 a.m. both days. $8 per child/$6 per child for 3 or more siblings. Jessica LeCaptain Photography will be there April 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 for an emailed photo.
• Teen Gaming Day in Damariscotta, 2:45 p.m. Teens can use Skidompha Library's Wii system to play games on the big screen in Porter Meeting Hall. Snacks and drinks provided. Free.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12:

• Spring Celebration of Healthy Kids at Penobscot Bay YMCA,
8-11 a.m., 116 Union St., Rockport. With a pancake breakfast, visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, gardening workshop, visit from P.A.W.S. pets, bouncy houses and lots of other fun. $8 adults/$5 kids/$25 per family. FMI: PenBayYMCA.org or 236-3375.
• Family Wellness Fair in Belfast, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School, 175 Lincolnville Ave. Exhibits, screenings, nutritious snacks, exercise and more. FMI: 930-6713.
• Stamp Making Workshop for All Ages, 11 a.m.-noon, Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. Sue Reed shows kids how to use wood and foam to create unique stamps. Included in the price of admission. Sign-up is encouraged to ensure there will be enough supplies: info@CoastalChildrensMuseum.org or 596-0300.
• Children's Songs at Waldoboro Library, 2 p.m. Rob Duquette will sing and play ukulele, xylophone, frying pan and more for kids of all ages at this free concert. FMI: WaldoboroLibrary.org or 832-4484.
• "ARTicipation!" in Rockport, 2-4 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. The celebration includes activities, a photo booth and snacks, and an exhibit of student art. Free. FMI: cmcaNow.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13:

• Easter Egg Hunt in Rockport,
10:15 a.m., Willow Bake Shoppe, 1084 Commercial St. No purchase necessary. Prizes will be awarded.
• Open House at Coastal Studies for Girls in Freeport, 2-4 p.m., 308 Wolfe's Neck Road. Tours with the admission team will run every 20 minutes at the school for 10th grade girls from around the country. FMI: CoastalStudiesForGirls.org or 865-9700.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15:

• Free Drawing Class,
4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth leads the Let's Draw Together! class for children 6 and up. The April 15 theme is "Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival." Kids 10 and under should be with an adult. Materials provided.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16:

• Ashwood Waldorf School Classroom Tour,
8:15-10:30 a.m., 180 Park St., Rockport. Registration: 236-8021.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17:

• "Babes in the Woods" Walk,
10-11:30 a.m., Penny Lake Preserve, Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Take your babies, toddlers and older siblings on an easy stroll full of observation and discovery with the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Meet at the trailhead parking lot. FMI: THall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
• Springtime Puppet Show, 11-11:30 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. For kids ages 2-5, highlighting the harbingers of spring with singing bunnies and other stars. Included with admission. FMI: CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
• Thomaston Library Children's Activity, 11 a.m. Kids will make handprint flamingos and read "Flora and the Flamingo" by Molly Idle.

COMING UP:

• "Great Date Escape" for Parents,
Fri., April 18, 6-8 p.m., Mid-Coast Recreation Center, Rockport. The Rockport Dance Conservatory will entertain kids 5-11 with crafts, dance and a Great Egg Hunt. Admission is by donation to the conservatory's Red Shoe Performance Fund. Reservations: info@RockportDance.com or 557-5421.
• Magic Show with Conjuring Carroll, Fri., April 18, 6 p.m., Play Days, 169 Camden St., Rockland. Tickets $10-$15, depending on seating. FMI: 593-8169.
• Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Rockport, Sat., April 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids can search for eggs in the park across the street from the library. There will be sidewalk chalk art and crafts. Free. Open to the public.
• Free "Learn to Swim" Program, Mon.-Thurs., April 21-24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Penobscot Bay YMCA. Kids ages 6-12 in Knox County and Lincolnville are invited to learn or to improve. FMI: 236-3375, ext. 222, or BStCyr@PenBayYMCA.org.
• April Vacation Adventure in Lincolnville, Tues.-Fri., April 22-25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center. For kids ages 5-10 to explore the outdoors through art and games. $150 per child. Register by Fri., April 11: extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood. FMI: 789-5868, Patricia.Chapman@maine.edu.
• Books in Motion at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, Fri., May 9. 5:30 p.m. dinner discussion for kids who've read the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick. The movie, for everyone, runs at 6:30 p.m.

ONGOING:

• Appleton Library Story Time,
Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and a simple craft. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Belfast Library Story Times for Kids, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., with stories, music, games & finger plays for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. Fridays, 10 a.m., with stories, music and crafts for kids 2-4 and their siblings.
• Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays are for preschoolers, Wednesdays are for babies to 2-year-olds (older siblings welcome), Thursdays are for 4- and 5-year-olds, and Fridays are for 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays are for preschool to early elementary age kids.
• Carver Memorial Library Preschool Story Hour, Searsport, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, games and singing for toddlers and their siblings. FMI: 548-2303.
• Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor:
• After-School Program, Mondays-Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-8 enjoy physical activities, make a healthy snack and get homework help. • Story Time for All Ages, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. • Drama Club, Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. For kids in grades 2-5. • Chess Club, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. For kids of all ages. • All-Ages Art Workshop, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Led by Sue Reed. • Robotics with Stuart, Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Kids in grade 6 and up learn about robots and build their own.
• Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Miss Barb reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers and their caregivers. One story time for all ages.
• Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
• Rockland Library, 80 Union St.:
• Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. • Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
• Rockland Play Days Story Time with Ashli Bickford, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., Camden St., Rockland. $8.
• Rockland St. Peter's Church Toy Library, White Street, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Playtime for kids up to 5. Toys to borrow and parenting resources. Scholarships available. FMI: MidcoastToyLibrary@gmail.com.
• 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: www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.
• Thomaston Library:
• 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, movement and more for kids up to 6.
• Warren Library Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities, crafts and other fun for preschoolers. FMI: WarrenFreePublicLibrary.org or 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 10:


• "The Secret Life of Words,"
6 p.m., Thursday Night Movies with Erica Pfander at Rockland Library, 80 Union St. A hearing-impaired factory worker gives up her holiday to travel to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11 - THURSDAY, APRIL 17:

• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "Rio 2," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Captain America."
• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10,
Thomaston: "Rio 2," "Draft Day," "Oculus," "God's Not Dead," "Noah," "Divergent," "Captain America," "Muppets Most Wanted," "Mr. Peabody & Sherman."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: "No God, No Master." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net.
• LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "Tim's Vermeer." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Breathe In." FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11:

• "Belle of Amherst,"
6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Julie Harris plays poet Emily Dickinson in this one-woman show. Free; donations accepted.
• "Meek's Cutoff," 6:30 p.m., PMA Movies at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded. With a roundtable discussion with director Kelly Reichardt.
• "Capote," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Truman Capote as he becomes emotionally entangled with the killers about whom he wrote. Free.
• "Vegucated," 7 p.m., Food & Farm Film Festival at FARMS Community Kitchen above Rising Tide Market, 323 Main Street, Damariscotta. Three meat-eating New Yorkers adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. FMI: MEfarms.org or 677-2391. Free.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16:

• "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,"
6 p.m., Belfast Library's Abbott Room, 106 High St. A discussion will follow. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 323-0953.
• "A Birder's Guide to Everything," 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. On the eve of his father's remarriage, a 15-year-old birder goes on a search for the Labrador Duck, a supposedly extinct species. The one-time screening benefits Mid-Coast Audubon and Friends of Hog Island. Birder Don Reimer will be on hand.
• "Dead River Rough Cut," 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The Strand and the Camden International Film Festival screen their sixth 10 x 10 Film Event, about two Mainers who live in a tarpaper shack, hunting, fishing, trapping and logging with oxen. $8.50/$7.50 seniors & students.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17:

• "The Village,"
6:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. The Saltwater Film Society screening features a stellar cast including William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver and takes place in an isolated village in Pennsylvania, whose residents do not enter the woods surrounding them. Free. FMI: SaltWaterFilmSociety.org.




ART

FRIDAY, APRIL 11:


• "Vicky's Bags" Opening Reception,
5-7 p.m., Works Bookstore & Gallery, 21 East Main St., Searsport. It opens a show of 300 lunch bags by painter Robert Barnes. Through May 11.
• "Current Student Work" Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m., Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Exhibit of works by students in the center's 9-month comprehensive program. Through May 28.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12:

• Artist and Author Harry W. Smith to Speak,
10 a.m., Camden Lions Club, Lions Lane. Smith and his wife, Marsha, talk about their design process for such products as fabrics and rugs at a meeting of the Coastal Quilters. Coffee and socializing start at 9:30 a.m. Public welcome. FMI: 236-3821 or 236-6215.
• Watercolor Workshop with Nancy Glassman, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sweet Tree Arts, Hope Corner. The workshop for adults and teens is $60. Registration and FMI: SweetTreeArts.org or 763-2770.
• Ukrainian Egg Decorating, 1-4 p.m., River Arts Studio, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Erica Qualey teaches the art of pysanky. Open to those over 12. $30/$25 members and students, plus $15 materials fee. FMI: RiverArtsME.org or 563-1507.
• 2014 Maine Photography Show, Boothbay Region Art Foundation, Boothbay Harbor. The show runs Sat., April 12, to Fri., May 2. FMI: MainePhotographyShow.com, 380-1863 or 633-2703.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13:

• Midcoast Printmakers Gathering,
1-3 p.m., 648 Main St. (Bus. Rte. 1), Damariscotta. Printmakers and interested people are invited to watch a demo. Conversation and refreshments are free. FMI: MidcoastPrintmakers.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 14:

• Free Adult Art Class,
11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class, with a focus on drawing in color. The April 14 theme is "Easter eggs & cards."

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16:

• "Driven Deep" Opens,
Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St., Rockport. Stuart Zaro's photographic series is on display from Weds., April 16, to Sat., May 24. A reception will be held Fri., May 23, from 5-6 p.m.

COMING UP:

• Encaustic Painting,
Sat., April 19, River Arts Studio, 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta. Camille Davidson leads the hands-on class open to all. Bring lunch and beverages. $90/$75 members, plus $15 materials fee. FMI: RiverArtsME.org or 563-1507.

ONGOING:

• Farnsworth Art Museum,
Rockland. "Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Watercolors." Through April.
• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum." Through April 27. "George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island." Through August 3.
• UMaine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. "Jay Kelly: Works from 2007-2014," "Amy Beeler: Passion and Adornment," and "Looking Back Six Years - Part One: Selected New Acquisitions." All run through June 7.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, APRIL 10:


• "Staying Involved: The Health Benefits of Volunteerism,"
1 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, Rockport. The Health Matters with Kno-Wal-Lin talk is free, but you must register: 596-8950. Bring a lunch, if you wish.
• Blood Drive in Bath, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St. Call 800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment, or just drop in.
• Medicare for Everyone Seminar, 2:30-4 p.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Free. Registration required: 596-0339.
• Book Release Party for Vicki Doudera, 5-7 p.m., Crow's Nest at Cappy's Chowder House, 1 Main St., Camden. To celebrate the release of "Deal Killer," the fifth in her Darby Farr mystery series. With a cash bar, and books on sale.
• "Historic Sailmaking," 7 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Eben Wilson of Nathaniel S. Wilson Sailmakers of East Boothbay gives the illustrated talk as part of the library's Maritime Month.
• Small Wooden Boats Forum, 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, Rte. 1, Searsport. Local boatbuilders discuss updating designs versus staying true to tradition, power versus hand tools, and finding a dream boat.
• "Everyone's Town: Thornton Wilder's Legacy," 7-8:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Wilder biographer Penelope Niven gives the free talk. Open to all.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11:

• Medicare for Everyone Clinic,
10-11:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Waldo Community Center, 18 Merriam Road, Belfast. Free. Register by Thurs., April 10: 338-1190.
• See Mike Eruzione's Signed Jersey, 5 p.m., Nobleboro Central School gym. It will be at Nobleboro Nonsense, the PTO's fundraiser. Worn by captain of the winning U.S. hockey team in the 1980 Winter Olympics, it will be raffled off June 12.
• "Managing Your Final Affair," 6-8 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Chuck Lakin of Last Things (LastThings.net) talks about planning for death. Free; donations help cover his travel costs. FMI: 568-7597.
• Program on Migrant Songbird Decline, 7 p.m., Skidompha Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta. Jody Telfair-Richards tells you how to help struggling species at this Mid-Coast Audubon talk. Free; donations welcome.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12:

• Driving Dynamics Course in Rockland,
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., McLain Building. $40 includes registration & materials. $10 for those over 65. Pass and get a three-point license credit. Those over 55 get an insurance discount. Registration: 594-9764 or rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org.
• Learn How to Be a Horseshoe Crab Count Volunteer, 9-11 a.m., Damariscotta River Association HQ, Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. The free training lets you participate in the count this spring. You need not be a DRA member.
• Brooks Farmers' Market Opens, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., future Marsh River Coop (formerly Paul's True Value Hardware). Fresh greens, local meats and more. 25 percent off EBT purchases.
• Gardening & Nature Book Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Conway Road off Rte. 1 near Camden's Hannaford.
• Help Plant the Maine Heritage Orchard, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Unity. Bring lunch and, if possible, shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. RSVP: 568-4142 or ALibby@mofga.org. Visit mofga.org to see if weather conditions might cancel.
• "Traditional Beekeeping and Hive Design," 10-11:30 a.m., The Herbal Classroom at Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Ken Stewart tells about the history of beekeeping, the second oldest profession. $10 suggested donation. Registration encouraged: 594-0694.
• Washington Farmers' Market Opens, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. It will meet Saturdays through mid-December. With organic seedlings, raw milk, cashmere wool and more. FMI: 845-2140.
• Outdoor Tracking Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet Master Naturalist Jason Chandler at Meadow Brook Preserve and learn how to use a bow drill to make a fire. Park at Cloe Chunn and David Thanhauser's farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville, at 9:30 a.m. Bring lunch and wear layers. FMI: 338-1147 or 236-7091.
• Touch-a-Train Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rockland train station, 4 Union St. Touch vintage rolling stock. Free, but donations for the restoration of New England Steam Corporation's locomotive No. 470 gladly taken.
• Maine Rail Group Conference and Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. Russ Barber gives an illustrated talk on "The Last Dragons: 21st Century Steam & High Speed Rail in China Today" at 1 p.m. "The Present and Future of Passenger Rail in Maine" is presented at 2 p.m. Free admission. FMI: 594-4418 or OwlsHead.org.
• "Vernal Pools Come Alive" in Jefferson, 1-3 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center. Join three naturalists to learn about frogs, turtles and salamanders that rely on vernal pools. $10. Registration encouraged: hvnc.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13:

• Revival with Bishop Bennie Jones,
Faith Temple Church of God, 189 Lin-colnville Ave., Belfast. 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sun., April 13, and 6:30 p.m. Mon.-Weds., April 14-16. All welcome. FMI: 322-8177.
• "Communicating with Your Dog," 1:30 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. Trainer Thom Lambert of Canine Connections in Warren gives the talk. With a Q&A. Free. FMI: PAWSadoption.org or 236-8702.
• Lenten Concert Series in Lincolnville, 4 p.m., United Christian Church, Rte. 173. The final 45-minute program will feature a Taize Service with music by guitarist Jean Goldfine and flutist Mary Schulien. FMI: 763-4526.

MONDAY, APRIL 14:

• Essentials of College Planning for Adults,
10 a.m., University College Rockland, 91 Camden St. Free. Registration: 800-281-3703 or meoc.Maine.edu.
• Henry Knox Reading Circle Meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, American History Center next to Montpelier Mansion, Thomaston. The book is "Light and Liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge" by Robert M. S. McDonald. All are welcome.
• "Learn How to Test Yourself for Food Allergies and Sensitivities," noon, Brown Bag Lunch at Camden Library, 55 Main St. Dr. Susan Miller gives the talk.
• "Soups & Sauces at the Badger Café," 6-8 p.m., Badger Café, Union. Chef Michael Greer teaches how to make béchamel, tomato and romesco sauces, then shows how to make them into soups. $19, plus $15 materials fee. FMI: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org or 832-5205.
• "Reasons for Hope" Workshop, two Mondays, April 14 & 21, 6-8 p.m., Rockland Unitarian Universalist Church. Participants are invited to read Johanna May's book "Active Hope" prior to the first session. Reservations: 230-4025.
• Free MS Talk & Dinner in Portland, 6-9 p.m., Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St. Dr. Alexandra Degenhardt gives the talk. One-on-one advice available. You can bring one guest. Get free hotel parking by mentioning MSAA. Register by Fri., April 11: support.mymsaa.org/PortlandME or 800-532-7667, ext. 181.
• George's River Trout Unlimited Meeting, Cappy's Chowder House, Camden. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, featuring Bill Bently, registered Master Maine Guide. FMI: www.georgesrivertu.org.
• "Swing Yourself Fit" Dance Classes in Damariscotta, 6:30-7:30 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen above Rising Tide Community Market. Led by Cynthia Simonds Mondays through April 28. $12 per class. Bring hard- or suede-soled shoes. FMI: PortCitySwingDance@gmail.com or 563-8632.
• Shape Note Singing in Belfast, 7-9 p.m., The First Church, Spring Street, Belfast. Free. Newcomers welcome to join the four-part community singing.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15:

• Free Elder Law Attorney Consults in Rockland,
Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St. Schedule a 15-minute appointment to run between 9 and 10 a.m.: 596-0339.
• Essentials of College Planning for Adults in Belfast, 10 a.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave. (Rte. 3). Free. Registration: 800-281-3703 or meoc.Maine.edu.
• Talk on Rock Climbing, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Technical climber Alan Rees gives the illustrated talk and brings gear. $5/members free.
• "The Military Art of J. Thomas Leamon," noon-1 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Retired Bates history professor Leamon shares his new book. Free.
• Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club Meeting, 2:30 p.m. The book is "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier. All are welcome.
• "Lebanese Sumac Salad & Spinach Pies," 6-8:30 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Datvik Deirkrikorian teaches the cooking class. $19, plus $15 materials fee. FMI: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org or 832-5205.
• Dana-Farber Oncologist to Speak to Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. Dr. Mary Taplin gives the free talk. All are welcome.
• "Backyard Chickens," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Bridgette Kinney leads the two-part class. The second part is an on-site visit, where you'll get an option to purchase chicks, Sat., April 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Depot Street in Warren. $24. FMI: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org or 832-5205.
• "The Plastisphere: A New Marine Ecosystem," 7 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Dr. Erik Zettler of SEA in Woods Hole gives the illustrated talk in the library's Maritime Month series.
• Writer Bill Carpenter to Speak, 7 p.m., Stockton Springs Library. The poet and novelist gives a talk. His books will be on sale. Free; donations welcome.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16:

• Lunch and Learn Goes on the Road,
11:30 a.m., Kennedy Learning Center, Camp Kieve, end of West Neck Road, Nobleboro. Easter luncheon prepared by Food Service Director Diane Impallomeni. $7 under 60/$6 age 60 & up. RSVP by noon Mon., April 14: 563-1363.
• "How Not to Get Lyme Disease," 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Dr. Stephen Sears gives the talk. Free, but registration is required: 230-6116.
• "Writing Poetry Using Visual Cues," 1 p.m., Rockland Library's Community Room, 80 Union St. Ellen Goldsmith and Kitty Winslow lead the free workshop. Bring a favorite writing implement. All other supplies provided.
• Talk on Aging and Hearing Loss, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Dr. Anna Strange gives the talk. FMI: 354-9556.
• Coastal Mountains Land Trust Calls for Volunteers (rescheduled from earlier this spring), 5-6:30 p.m., Belfast Library's third-floor conference room, 106 High St. Learn how you can help with a wide variety of projects. FMI: 236-7091 or CoastalMountains.org.
• Ride & Learn About "Trek Across Maine," Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial St., Rockport. The bike ride for cyclists of all abilities starts at 5:30 p.m. The info session on the upcoming Trek, which raises money for the American Lung Association, is at 6:30 p.m.
• "Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating Backyard Habitat," 6:30 p.m., Citizen Science Series at Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Sheepscot Road, Newcastle. Hildy Ellis gives the talk and highlights local activities for bird enthusiasts. $5 suggested donation. FMI: Sheepscot.org or 586-5616.
• Full Moon Open House at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, 6:30-8 p.m. The stone hut, Beech Nut, will be open. Children's stories read at 7 p.m. Bring a flashlight for the three-quarter-mile trail. FMI: CoastalMountains.org or 236-7091.
• Erickson Fields Preserve Spring Cleaning, 3-6 p.m. Community invited to assist. Second day is April 23 (rain dates; April 17 & 24). Also, 6 p.m. community pot luck, and BYO plate/utensils. FMI: 236-2739, aenglander@mcht.org, www.aldermere.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17:

• "Mental Health and Aging: From Synapse to Community,"
8th Annual Spring Clinical Conference of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, Thurs. & Fri., April 17 & 18, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. FMI: 622-7743 or www.MainePsych.org.
• Free Elder Law Attorney Consults in Damariscotta, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center. Schedule a 15-minute appointment to run between 9 and 10 a.m.: 563-1363.
• Talk on Garden Fungi and Viruses, 10 a.m., Campbell House, 225 Main St., Warren. Entomologist Bob Emmons speaks to the Warren Field and Garden Club. Free. All welcome. FMI: 273-1310.
• Open Choir Rehearsals, you're welcome to sing, even if you aren't a member of the Combined Choirs of Aldersgate UMC and St. Bernard RCC in Rockland. On Thurs. & Fri., April 17 & 18, rehearsals are at Aldersgate at 5 p.m. and at St. Bernard at 6:30 p.m.
• "Soil and Seed Starting," 6-7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Anne Cox of Hedgerow speaks.
• "Permaculture: A Vision for Regenerative Food Systems," 6-8 p.m., Deer Foot Farm, 1221 Union Road, Appleton. Jesse Watson leads the free program that tells you how to grow food and heal the ecosystem. Free. Registration: 785-3200.
• "Maine Wildflowers," 7 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Wanda Garland talks about her upcoming book in this Mid-Coast Audubon Society talk. Free.
• "The Magic of Bird Migrations," 7-8:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Maine Master Naturalist Jody Telfair-Richards gives the talk. $10 suggested donation. Registration encouraged: hvnc.org. FMI: 200-8840 or hvnc.org.

COMING UP:

• "Medicine of the Trees" Workshop,
Fri., April 18, 1-4:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Deb Soule of Avena Botanicals leads the hands-on workshop to gather plants/prepare salves, teas, oils and more. $50; scholarships available. Registration required: Andy@hvnc.org. FMI: 200-8840 or hvnc.org.
• Cleanup Day at MOFGA, Sat., April 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Volunteers get lunch and a T-shirt. Rain or shine. RSVP: ALibby@mofga.org or 568-4142.
• Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine 3rd Annual Trade Show & Expo, Sat., April 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Spectacular Events Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor. $10 admission/$5 MMCM members.
• Calling All Delanos, June 12-15. The family will gather in Portland to honor their ancestors. FMI: DelanoKindred.us or flash1620@comcast.net.

ONGOING:

• Public Ice Skating,
Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport, daily sessions noon-2 p.m. $5/$4 kids 12 and under. Rentals $4.
• CLC YMCA Exercise Programs include Gentle Flow Yoga, Strengthening Yoga, Fit for Life, Senior Strength, Core and More, Pilates, Indoor Cycling and Cardio Tennis. For days, times and other info: clcYMCA.org or 563-3477.
• Stitch & Spin Knitting Groups, Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. General: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kid Friendly: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. After School: Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. Daytimers: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon. FMI: 594-6060.
• Pickleball Drop-In Clinic, Mondays-Thursdays, 6-7:30 a.m.; Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m., Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main St., Damariscotta. $2/free for Y members. FMI: 563-3477.
• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat, 15G Starrett Dr. All ages. Instructor Russell Kahn often attends.
• Sew Simple: Quilting with Carol-Ann, Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. All skill levels. Bring a sewing machine, fabrics & notions. $6. FMI: 563-1363.
• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland. For those who wish to help pets and service animals in emergencies.
• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. Professionally facilitated. FMI: 691-0629 or 596-8950.
• Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. To register: 785-5547 or retracy@tidewater.net. The next book: AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Career Changers Drop-In Sessions, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Belfast Library, 106 High St. Explore career options, work on resumes, practice interviewing skills and more. Free. FMI: 596-2615 or WomenWorkAndCommunity.org.
• Open Mic Night, Tuesdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Veterans of any war and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
• Parkinson's Support Group, first Tuesday, noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. FMI: 594-1637.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Rte. 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or camrocknetwork.com.
• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. The group welcomes those who know how or want to learn how to knit, spin, crochet, embroider, felt or do other fabric arts. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tuesday potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: thomastonrec.com or 975-2544.
• Nature Walks in Jefferson, second Tuesday, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the 131 Egypt Rd. entrance just before 10 a.m. $5 suggested donation. FMI: www.hvnc.org or 200-8840.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All interested readers welcome. No formal philosophical training necessary.
• Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.
• Songwriters' Session at Camden Library, third Tuesday through May 20, 6 p.m. Join folks working on their songs. Drop-ins welcome. 236-3440.
• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m., drawings 6:20 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m.
• Stress Reduction Sessions, Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m., Bok Medical Building (behind Rockland Library). Ear acupuncture, chair massage, breathing techniques. Donations accepted. FMI: 594-6993.
• Wednesdays at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. TNT Whole Body Fitness: 8 a.m. $5. Morning Yoga: 9 a.m. $15. On Balance: Getting Stronger, Living Longer: 10:30 a.m. $4. Life Story Writing Group: 10:30 a.m. $2. Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m. Free. Cribbage and Scrabble Pick-Up Games: 1 p.m. $1/free for lunch guests. Conversational French: 1 p.m. $5. FMI: 563-1363.
• Family Movie Night, Wednesdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Rte. 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
• Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner 6 p.m. 12-step, Christ-centered meeting follows. Free childcare. FMI: 837-9703 or CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
• Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 5 p.m.
• Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599. FMI on Damariscotta group: 542-9504.
• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursday, distribution for pet owners in need 1-3 p.m., Amity Masonic Lodge, 361 Main St., Rockport. Volunteers needed for 9 a.m. setup, distribution and cleanup. FMI: 763-4291 or ppetp@tidewater.net.
• Songswap at Camden Library, first Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 55 Main St. Bring a song or two, a friend or two and an instrument or two to this informal song circle. FMI: 236-3440.
• NAMI Support Group, third Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426 or -9877.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
• Qi Gong at Thomaston Academy, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Gentle Chinese exercise for all ages. No experience needed. FMI: 354-2453.
• Tails on the Trails at Penny Lake Preserve, last Friday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. Dogs and people can join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for a free hike. Dogs must be leashed or under voice command. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
• Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. For those interested in studying a 12-step program. FMI: 505-5266.
• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. (and after church on Sundays or when office is open), Grace Bible Fellowship, off Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
• Free Butcher Demos, Saturdays, 3 p.m., Maine Street Meats (in the State of Maine Cheese building), 461 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: 236-6328.
• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
• Bargain Basement Sale, first Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through December, Miles in Motion Thrift Shop, 114 Church St., Damariscotta. $5 for a bag of clothes.
• Simply Books, first Saturday, 2 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Book group for adults. Bring along whatever book you're reading and share it with the group. FMI: 236-3440.
• Public Suppers at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland, fourth Saturdays through October, 5 p.m. They benefit a different agency each month.
• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
• Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. Casual instruction by Nohora Estes and Heuris Matos. Beginners welcome. FMI: 593-7914.
• Tapping Group, first Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Tapping intended to reduce pain and allergy symptoms, release trauma, and increase focus. Candace Green leads. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
• Sunday Morning Meditation, first and third Sundays, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.
• Jazz Jam at The Highlands Coffee House, first Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. All jazz musicians are invited to sit in. FMI: 975-5132 or 354-4162.
• Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, third Sunday, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St. Suggested donation $7/$3 under 12/free under 3.
• "Community Sing!" fourth Sunday, 3:30-4:45 p.m., First Congregational Church, Camden. No preparation, practice or training required. All ages welcome. FMI: 975-0582.



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