|Calendar Listings for the Week beginning August 14|
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 14:
Bach for Breakfast, 10 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 14-Sat., Aug. 16, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport. Cellist Christopher Costanza, St. Lawrence String Quartet. FMI: PascalHall.com.
Launch of the Persistence, 2 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. The renovated sloop is ready to sail. FMI: SharpsPointSouth.com or 701-7627.
Garden Party at Perkins Homestead, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Newcastle. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and free transportation from downtown. Honorees will be Lindsay Davis of New York City's Coalition for the Homeless and Christine Hastedt of Maine Equal Justice Partners. $100 tickets: 563-3374 or FrancesPerkinsCenter.org.
Lobster Bake & Musical Party, 5 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Guests are invited to bring instruments and play in a chamber music reading session with Salt Bay Chamberfest musicians. FMI: SaltBayChamberfest.org.
"Mainescapes" Art Gala, 5-7 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Paintings by midcoast artists for under $300, music by The Teacups, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Benefits the Resident Assistant Fund. FMI: Lincoln-Home.org.
"Jazzing Up the Shipyard" Gala, 5-10 p.m., Boothbay Harbor. With food from local restaurants, cocktails, a silent auction and music by the Marcus and Riza Printup Quartet. Benefits Boothbay Region Land Trust. $75 tickets: email@example.com, 633-4818 or the BRLT office, 137 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor.
"Home Sweet Home" Gala, 5:30-10:30 p.m., The Farmstead, Rockport. Habitat for Humanity fundraiser with live auction of home services & materials, cash bar, dinner, music and dancing. $25 tickets: 236-6123 or MidcoastHabitat.org.
"The Art of Giving" Gala, 5:30-9 p.m., The Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland. Down East Magazine throws the bash to benefit six Maine non-profits. Hors d'oeuvres, seafood stew and music by the Larry Williams Band & Gunther Brown. Meet artists Eric Hopkins, Barbara Ernst Prey, William Wegman and other notables. $100: ArtofGiving.BrownPaperTickets.com. FMI: Downeast.com/ArtofGiving.
Blue Northern & Gypsy Caravan, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Gazebo at Steamboat Landing, Belfast. Bring chairs or blankets and a picnic to the free Belfast Summer Nights concert. FMI: 322-7123.
Dana & Susan Robinson in Camden, 7 p.m. The folk duo gives a free concert in the Amphitheatre. Bring blankets or chairs. Rain moves it into the library.
"Monty Python LIVE (Mostly)" in Damariscotta, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater. The comedic troupe's first stage show in over 30 years is screened in HD.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. A free concert with a PSO quartet playing Beethoven's String Quartet in C minor and Gia Comolli's "String Play." Donations welcome.
Point Last Seen, 7:30 p.m., Theater at Monmouth. A multi-media performance about Hannah Nyala, desert search-and-rescue tracker. Tickets: TheaterAtMonmouth.org or 933-9999.
Children of Eden, Boothbay Playhouse presents the musical inspired by Genesis. Curtain: 8 p.m., Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 14, 15 & 16, and Tues. & Weds., Aug. 19 & 20. Matinee 4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 17. Tickets, $23/$19 under 18: 633-3379.
4th Annual Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 14-17. With an opening night party followed by three days of sailboat and powerboat events in Rockland, Thomaston and Camden. Benefits LifeFlight of Maine. Full schedule: PenobscotBayRendezvous.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
3rd Annual "Claw Down" Lobster Bite Challenge Tickets Now on Sale, for the Thurs., Sept. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., event at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. 19 chefs will vie for the People's Choice and Chef's Choice awards. $60 tickets for the 21+ event include wine and beer. FMI: 633-2353 or BoothbayHarbor.com.
3rd Annual Midcoast Breast Cancer Classic Golf Tournament, Rockland Golf Club, 606 Old County Road. Four-player scramble open to both genders starts 9 a.m. $100 includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, gift bag and prizes. To sponsor or sign up a foursome: 594-6705 or CClayton@PenBayHealthcare.org.
Belfast Garden Club Open Garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Tour The Maine Garden, 49 Old County Road, Waldo. See 2,000 varieties of organic daylilies grown by Bill and Lynn Warman. $4. FMI: 948-2815.
"Gone Fishin'" Lobster Bake, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. Chow time 5-6 p.m. with lobster, mussels, corn on the cob and more. Chanteys performed by Bob Stuart and The Rusty Hinges. Hosted by Rockland Historical Society. $45. Reservations: 354-0582.
18th Annual Tenants Harbor Poetry Reading, 5-7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, Watts Avenue (just off Route 131). The event starts with refreshments, book signings and music by guitarist Stuart Bickness. Poets Jonathan Aldrich, Chris Fahy, Elizabeth Gordon McKim, David Riley, Jean Diemert and Alice Gorman will read.
Midcoast Music Academy Summer Jam Session, 6-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St., Rockland MCMA hosts the open mic/jam session where students and teachers will jump on stage to make great music in genres from rock to classical.
Midcoast PechaKucha Night, Camden Amphitheatre. Nine presenters get six minutes to show slides, with 40 seconds to talk about each. A photographer, sheep farmer, director of Veggies for All and others will speak. Program starts at sunset. Come at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic and chairs. $5 admission. Rain moves it to Bay View Street Cinema, Camden.
New York Jazz Singer Nora Cavin, 7-9 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston. Cavin appears with By the Bay Jazz Trio, singing little-known works by Ellington, the Gershwins and Fats Waller. FMI: 354-4162. Free.
Talk by Author Helen Peppe, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. She discusses and signs copies of "Pigs Can't Swim: A Memoir." The former editor of Eastern Equerry also talks about her experiences training horses. Free.
Golden Oak to Play in Thomaston, 7-9 p.m., Water Dog Tavern, 1 Starr St. They play folk. No cover.
Holly Near to Perform in Orono, 7:30 p.m., Hauck Auditorium, UMaine. She'll be joined by duo Emma's Revolution. $20 tickets: PeaceCtr.org.
Robby Simpson at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m. Waldoboro. An acoustic set of folk/rock covers and originals. No cover; tips appreciated.
5th Annual Belfast Harbor Fest, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17. With a $10 launch party under a tent at Steamboat Landing from 7-11 p.m. Friday with music by Tough Cats, When Worlds Collide and Tricky Britches. Other highlights include the Classic Small Boat Show, National Boatbuilding Challenge and Lobster Gala. FMI: see pages 16-17 or BelfastHarborFest.com.
7th Annual Countrygrass Festival, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17, Broken Acres Family Retreat, 160 Valley Road, Jefferson. Tickets at the gate are $10 for Friday from 4-9 p.m.; $20 Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and $10 Sunday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Under 12 free. Headliners Leona Williams and Ron Williams perform two shows Saturday only. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Free camping in the rough. FMI: 426-9580.
33rd Annual MS Harborfest in Portland, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17. With a benefit auction Friday, a regatta on Saturday afternoon and awards ceremony and party that night, and Lobster Boat Races and Tugboat Muster on Sunday. The full schedule is at eventmam.NationalMSSociety.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
37th Annual New England Auto Auction, Owls Head Transportation Museum. The auction starts with registration at 7 a.m. $75 includes catalog, free admission for two adults to preview the vehicles, and two seats in the reserved bidders' section on auction day. The public can preview the autos through Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $16 admission/under 18 free.
Youthlinks Grassroots Garden Tour, 9 a.m.-noon, 420 Broadway, Rockland. Live music from Midcoast Music Academy, fresh produce, games, prizes and tours of the students' community garden. $5/under 13 free.
Belfast Co-op Community Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone's invited. Local musicians play and vendors offer free samples. With a cookout, door prizes, a book sale, gift basket raffles and a 50/50 raffle to benefit local nonprofits. Maine Farmland Trust will display a photo show called "Lexicon of Sustainability."
A Woman of No Importance, 1 p.m., Theater at Monmouth. It goes on again at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23. Tickets: 933-9999 or TheaterAtMonmouth.org.
"Lost on a Mountain in Maine": 75th Anniversary Event, 2-4 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Talk by Donn Felder about his harrowing nine-day ordeal on Mt. Katahdin. Film screening and talk by Ryan Cook, who turned Felder's book into a movie. Free.
Robin Elliott CD Launch Party, 2-5 p.m. rain or shine, on the dock at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina, Damariscotta. Elliott and other local musicians will play to celebrate the release of his new CD, "Well Worn."
Bernd Heinrich to Discuss New Book, 3-4 p.m., First Church of Belfast. The renowned naturalist talks about "The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration." After the talk, he signs copies at nearby Left Bank Books. Free. Reservations required: 338-9009 or LeftBank@MyFairpoint.net.
Steelin' Thunder Benefit Concert, 4 p.m., south lawn of Captain A.V. Nickels Inn, 127 East Main St., Searsport. The steel band plays to raise funds for First Congregational Church of Searsport's Capital Campaign. Chairs furnished, or bring a blanket. $12/$6 under 12. Food and drinks for sale.
"One Silken Thread" Premiere, 6 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Performance of a work for piano four hands and cello, composed by Thomas Cabanniss and based on an E.B. White love poem, "A Natural History." Tickets, $25/$10 under 21: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823 or 18 Central St., Rockport.
Yellow Brick Road to Play, 6 p.m., Fort Knox State Historic Site's parade grounds, Prospect. The Elton John tribute band plays. $10.
"Acoustic Music with a Pinch of Salt," 7:30 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. Chanteyman Geoff Kaufman sings. $12/$6 kids at the door.
Romeo and Juliet, 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Aug. 16 & 20. Matinee 1 p.m.Sun., Aug. 24. Theater at Monmouth. $10-$30: TheaterAtMonmouth.org.
Crystal Bowersox Concert, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The 2010 American Idol runner-up sings blues, country, folk and rock. Singer Seth Glier opens the show. $17.50 tickets: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. The West African band performs songs of hope, faith and joy. $20 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-5159. $25 day of.
Camp Sunburn Party in Rockland, 9 p.m.-midnight, Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge, 316 Main St., Rockland. Hot Pink Flannel puts on the party. With music by the Vistas. 21+. $5 cover.
Union Fair & Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, Sat., Aug. 16-Sat., Aug. 23. "A Real Maine Agricultural Fair." See insert in this week's paper, or visit UnionFair.org.
Psychic/Paranormal Faire at Fort Knox, Prospect, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 16 & 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. With presentations by ghost hunters, UFO enthusiasts and others. Psychics will sell readings. Standard Fort admission, plus an additional $2 donation.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17:
Tour de Farms XV, bicycle tour, Ride 20, 50 or 100 miles, rain or shine, visiting small diversified sustainable farms in the midcoast. Proceeds benefit Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset, where a post-ride Local Foods Barbecue will be held for riders and their guests. For barbecue tickets, maps, departure times and ride registration: MorrisFarm.org or 882-4080. There will be a $10 fee for day-of-ride registration.
Pedal to the Port 2014, coastal bike ride to benefit Trekkers, American Legion Hall, Thomaston. Registration 7:30-9 a.m. Ride 9 a.m. Cookout 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ride 8, 35 or 45 miles. $25. Free for teams of four or more. Riders should raise at least $100 in pledges. FMI: 594-5095 or PedalToThePort.com.
Lobster Gala in Belfast, noon-3 p.m., Steamboat Landing. Lobsters, steak, burgers, dogs, corn on the cob and more. Blues music by the Juke Rockets. $25 for lobster or steak, $10 for burger or dog plate. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County. Tickets: 338-2344.
Lincoln County Dems Lobster Bake, home of Linda and Dirk Brunner, 331 Clark's Cove Road (take Route 129 south from Damariscotta and turn right after the Wawenock golf course). Cash oyster bar opens noon. Food line for $35 lobster dinner and $10 hot dog lunch opens 1 p.m. Music by Old Grey Goose. Meet Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and U.S. Sen. candidate Shenna Bellows. Reservations: send a check made out to "Lincoln County Democratic Committee" to Sandy O'Farrell, P.O. Box 336, Waldoboro, ME 04572, or pay online at secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lobster14. FMI: 882-7060 or TEichler@gmail.com.
Electronic Music by Quantam, 1-3 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre. Jason Dean and Mike Whitehead perform. Free.
Brooks Historical Society Museum Open House, Moosehead Trail, 1-4 p.m. Pictures, documents and artifacts show "Brooks Men of the Civil War." Guest Gary Moore is a re-enactor from the 20th Maine, Company B. Refreshments on the porch. Donations welcome.
Annual Afternoon of Music at North Montville Baptist Church, 1 p.m. The public's invited and admission is a dish for the potluck dinner. With an ice cream social, pie auction and cookie walk. Musicians and singers are welcome to take part and should arrive before 1 p.m. to sign up.
Midcoast Community Band Concert, 2-4 p.m., Woolen Mill Park, Warren. With an ice cream wagon. Bring chairs.
Free Breakers Jazz Band Concert, 4 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. Marlene Hall and the band play jazz waterside. Bring a picnic.
12th Annual John Syrett Lobster Bake, 4-7 p.m., rain or shine at waterfront home in Owls Head. Primary fundraiser for Knox County Democratic Committee. Buy tickets by Fri., Aug. 15: KnoxMaineDemocrats.org or 594-9263.
"Monty Python LIVE (Mostly)" in Rockland, 5:30 p.m., Strand Theater.
By the Bay Jazz Trio at The Quarry Tavern, East Wind Inn, Tenants Harbor, 6-9 p.m. Guest vocalist Nora Cavin of New York will also perform.
"Medomak Summer Sizzle," 6 p.m., Twin Maples Farm, Bremen. Medomak Valley Land Trust fundraiser with authentic Southern barbecue served with wine or beer and a live auction, led by Bill Michaud, with Patriots tickets, Gay Island oyster cruise and more. Music by Ghost of Paul Revere. $45 adv. tickets: 832-5570 or MedomakValley.org. $50 door.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18:
Pantalone for Governor, 3:30 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre. Free performance by the commedia dell'arte actors of the Rolling Stock Company.
Shenandoah Valley Music Concert, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Martha Hills and Donald DePoy play a free, all-ages show. They tour as Me & Martha.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19:
"Just Teachers" Band Concert, 5:30 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre. Performance to benefit a heart patient. Rain date Aug. 20.
Author Cynthia Dellapenna to Speak, 7 p.m., Hope Corner Firehouse, Route 105. She talks about her new book, "An Array of Hope; Social News of Hope, Maine, 1888-1907." Free.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20:
Coastal Maine Antiques Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Round Top Farm, Bus. Route 1, Damariscotta. Admission $10/free for Maine Antiques Dealers Association members. No pets allowed. FMI: MaineAntiques.org or 800-641-6908.
Open Mic & The Goller Family, Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1, Stockton Springs. Ice cream social 6 p.m. Open mic 6:30 p.m. Concert by The Goller Family 8 p.m. Donations gratefully accepted. FMI: 567-3094.
Rose & the Wayfaring Strangers Concert, 6 p.m. rain or shine, Rockport Masonic Center. Bring a chair or blanket for the free lawn concert of bluegrass, country and gospel. $6 dog & burger plates. FMI: 691-2270.
Organ Concert in Thomaston, 7 p.m., Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St. Mark Thallander plays a free concert.
Hump Day Open Mic at Lincoln Street Center, Rockport, 7-10 p.m. Sign-up starts 6:30 p.m. With food, beer, wine and other concessions. No cover; donations appreciated. Open mics will run Wednesdays all year. FMI: 975-2311.
St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Auditions, St. Andrew's Church, Newcastle, 7 p.m. Weds., Aug. 20 & 27 and Sept. 3 & 10. Schedule an audition: 380-2768 or audition@CeciliaChoir.org. FMI: CeciliaChoir.org.
An Evening with Ann Beattie and Roxana Robinson, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. The literary luminaries read from and discuss one another's work. $5 adv. tickets: MaineWriters.org or Space538.org. $8 door. Free for Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and SPACE members.
"Culture and Catastrophe" Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Weds., Aug. 20, and Mon., Aug. 25, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston. Pianists Frank Glazer and George Lopez join the DaPonte Quartet for two concerts commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. Musical line-up and tickets: DaPonte.org or 529-4555.
Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Weds.-Sat., Aug. 20-23, Litchfield Fairgrounds, 30 Plains Road. With a large array of national and local performers, a three-day Blistered Fingers Kids Academy, and on-site camping starting Sun., Aug. 17. FMI: 873-6539 or BlisteredFingers.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21:
"Summer in the City with Portland Ballet," 5:30-7:30 p.m., U.S. Custom House, 300 Fore St., Portland. Meet the dancers, see Jonathan Reece's "Discover Portland Ballet" photo series, and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. $100. RSVP: info@PortlandBallet.org.
Mallett Brothers Band in Camden, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. Performance by the winners of "Best Band" at this year's New England Music Awards. Waylon Speed opens. Also, "Crittah Gittahz!," from the O'Chang Comics cartoon series "Temp Tales," will premiere. $25 tickets: Camden Town Office 9-3 Mon.-Fri. Any remaining tickets sold at the door.
For What It's Worth, 7 p.m., Waterman's Community Center, North Haven. Dance show and visual art. $10 tickets: Watermans.org. FMI on camping and boat transport: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renowned Boogie-Woogie Pianist, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. "National Treasure" Bob Milne plays ragtime and boogie-woogie. $20 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-5159. Save the online fee by buying at the box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 8-2 Tues.-Fri. $25 day of.
Final Belfast Garden Club Open Garden of the Season, Fri., Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Diane Coller-Wilson's garden at 124 Charles St., Belfast. $4. FMI: BelfastGardenClub.org.
50th Anniversary Bash & Art Auction, for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Fri., Aug. 22, Point Lookout Resort, Lincolnville. Cocktails 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. A silent auction with works by dozens of Maine artists including Eric Hopkins and Lois Dodd continues through the evening and culminates in live bidding for selected pieces. Tickets: hiobs50.org.
Tartan Terrors to Perform, Fri., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. The Canadian ensemble fuses traditional folklore, dance and humor with rock's energy. Tickets: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com. Save the online fee by buying at the box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 8-2 Tues.-Fri.
American Folk Festival in Bangor, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 22-24, Bangor Waterfront. With four stages, craft demos, a kids' area and dozens of food vendors. FMI: AmericanFolkFestival.com or 262-7763.
Civil War Re-Enactors in Camden, Sat., Aug. 23. Author Jerry Desmond speaks on "How Maine Saved the Union" at 2 p.m. in Camden Library. All day in Camden's Harbor Park, re-enactors from the 20th Maine, Company B will host mini-lectures, displays and firing drills as part of the library's Civil War Series.
Internet Cat Video Festival, Sat., Aug. 23, Harbor Park, Rockland. Cat costume contest, games, art activities, a cat cuddle booth and other fun start 5 p.m. The 72-minute show of 90 Internet videos starts 8 p.m. Bring blankets to sit on. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
Knoxfest: French Edition, Sat., Aug. 23, 5-9 p.m. rain or shine, under the tent at Montpelier Mansion, Thomaston. Celebrate the French helping us win the American Revolution with a cash bar, food spread made by a New Orleans chef and music by Jimmy Jo' and the Jumbol' Ayuhs. $15/$12 members/$4 kids in advance: KnoxMuseum.org. $18/$15/$5 door. Kids under 4 free.
Bee's Knees Roller Derby Event, Sat., Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Midcoast Rec Center, Rockport. In their final home bout of the season, the Perfect Storm take on Plattsburgh, New York's North Country Lumber Jills. $10 at the door. A portion goes to Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers.
Barnstormers Ball, Sat., Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. Dance the 1920s-themed night away with cocktails, food from Cafe Miranda and music by the Carmine Terracciano Band. With silent and live auctions. $100 tickets: OwlsHead.org, email@example.com, 594-4418.
"Far Beyond Yon Mountain: An Evening of Music from Ireland, Scotland and Sweden," Sat., Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Harpist Sue Richards and viola da gamba player Carolyn Surrick perform. $15/$13 theater members/free 18 and under at the door or by calling 563-3424.
Blue Highway to Play, Sat., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. One of the most award-winning bands in bluegrass history performs. $20 adv. tickets: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com. Save the online fee by buying at the box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 8-2 Tues.-Fri. $25 day of.
Summer Fine Art & Antiques, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Route 1, Thomaston, 11 a.m. Sat. & Sun., Aug. 23 & 24. With over 1,100 lots of art and antiques. FMI: ThomastonAuction.com.
Blueberry Cove Half Marathon, St. George, Sun., Aug. 24. There's still room in the 13.1-mile race. It starts at Harts Neck and winds through Tenants Harbor, Turkey Cove and Port Clyde village. Runners and guests are welcome to a pre-race dinner at 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23, at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor. Sign-up: Active.com.
5th Annual Summer's End Surf & Turf Cookout, Weds., Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m., Kennedy Learning Center at Camp Kieve, Nobleboro. Dine on lobster or steak, or both, on the deck overlooking Damariscotta Lake at the Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center cookout. Reservations required by 4 p.m. Fri., Aug. 22: 563-1363.
"Waylaid by Beauty: An Evening Cabaret," Thurs., Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m., Whitehall Inn, Camden. A cabaret of live music, wine and dinner, with notable poets reading from Millay's and their own work. Part of the Millay Summer Series. Reservations: 236-3391.
Camden Windjammer Festival, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 29-31. With a three-day Maritime Heritage Fair. Highlights include the Lobster Crate Race on Saturday and the Sea Dog Show on Sunday. Full schedule: CamdenWindjammerFestival.org.
Greater Gator Open Golf Tourney RESCHEDULED, originally set for Aug. 9, it will now be held Sat., Sept. 6, at the Rockland Golf Club. Four-person scramble, gross-only event starts 1 p.m. With hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin prizes. $115 includes golf, cap, lobster dinner and team photo. Benefits the Bob Gagnon Cancer Fund. FMI: 594-9322.
"Champagne on the Sheepscot" Gala, Sat., Sept. 13, 4:30-7 p.m. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association holds its annual fundraiser on an island in Newcastle, with music by Narrow Gauge String Band, hors d'oeuvres, champagne and local artwork for sale. $40, or $125 to be a patron: Sheepscot.org or 586-5616.
Lobster Bite Challenge, Thurs., Sept. 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. 19 chefs vie for the People's Choice and Chef's Choice awards. $60 tickets, which include wine and beer, go on sale Aug. 15; only 450 available. Last year's event sold out.
CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14:
"Come Boating!" The free youth rowing program in Belfast runs Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. all summer. Kids will row a pilot gig. They must be middle school age or older and pass a strength test. FMI: ComeBoating.org or 338-1119.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
Thomas the Tank Engine Rides, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 15-17, Boothbay Railway Village. Rides depart every 35 minutes, rain or shine, between 9:15 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. each day. Other fun activities are included, so arrive an hour prior to departure. Tickets: RailwayVillage.org or 866-468-7630.
"Art in the Gallery," 10:30 a.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Heather Davis leads kids in making an art project based on an object in the PMM collection. Free with admission.
Masterclass for Young Composers, 1 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Free.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
Family Concert at Lincoln Theater, 10:30 a.m. Salt Bay Chamberfest musicians play classical favorites and compositions by Music & Nature Camp students. $5/kids free. Adults who bring a canned good (to be donated to a local food pantry) get in free. FMI: SaltBayChamberfest.org or 800-833-0006.
9th Annual Children's Book Fair By the Sea, 1-4 p.m., Camden Library. For kids, families and lovers of children's books. Book fair in the Picker Room. Authors and illustrators give presentations in the rotunda every 20 minutes.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18:
The Little Mermaid, shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick. $10-$14 tickets: msmt.org or 725-8769.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19:
"Oh So Brave Dragon" Book Event, 10 a.m.-noon, Owl & Turtle Bookshop, Camden. Author David Kirk visits.
Free Children's Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth leads the Let's Draw Together! class for children ages 6 and up. This week: "Let's draw Maine farming scenes!" Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20:
Blueberry Pancake Fun, 9-10:30 a.m. rain or shine, Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport. Kids 4-6 are invited to make and eat them, listen to a story and play circle games. Free, but register at least three days ahead: 236-8021 or info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
"The Herring Are In!" Craft Program, 11 a.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Kids will make a weir and learn how to fish. Free with admission.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21:
Babes in the Woods at Ocean Point Preserve, 10-11:30 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites parents and caregivers to bring their babies, toddlers and older siblings for a fun, easy walk full of discovery. Meet at the trailhead on Van Horn Road, off Route 96. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 633-4818.
"Upping Your Game," 6-8 p.m., Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport. Nutritionist John Bagnulo and personal trainer John Falato give a free presentation for young athletes, their families, coaches and trainers designed to help them make healthy choices about nutrition and training. FMI: 596-8950.
"Children's Reading Corner," Fri., Aug. 22, 10:30 a.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Hear excerpts from "One Morning in Maine" read aloud. Free with admission.
"1816: The Year That Summer Never Came" Event, Sat., Aug. 23, 2 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St., Searsport. Author Mayra Donnell talks about and signs her children's book about Maine's bizarre weather in 1816, with a snow storm in June.
Meet Union's Fire & Ambulance Crews, Sat., Aug. 23, 2 p.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union. The library's Summer Reading Program finale features the crews and their equipment. Public welcome. Bicycle drawings for kids who participated in the program start 3 p.m.
Mini Golf Fundraiser, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 23 & 24, Golfer's Crossing, Rockport. $2 from every round played on either day with a special coupon will go to Coastal Children's Museum in Rockland. Coupons are at the museum and will be at the museum's table at Golfer's Crossing that weekend.
French & Spanish for Children, Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Native speakers will teach immersion-type classes this fall. Elizabeth Mendoza will lead Spanish lessons Mondays & Wednesdays 8:45-10:15 a.m. Kids can go to one or both. Nathalie Gorey will teach French Thursdays 9-11 a.m. FMI: 594-1084.
"Touch a Truck," Sun., Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wiscasset Speedway. Kids can explore dozens of trucks, antique cars, and emergency and construction vehicles, and the Maine State Aquarium touch tank. With music, a craft area, vendor tables, adoptable dogs and a barbecue lunch. $5 per person/$20 family cap; benefits March of Dimes and Coastal Pre-school. To volunteer or loan a vehicle including RVs, boats or go-karts: 289-2080 or email@example.com.
Free Meals & Summer Fun, for all kids 18 and under, now offered by Summer Food Service Program & USDA. Meals must be eaten on-site. FMI: 563-1330 or programs@HealthyLincolnCounty.org:
Damariscotta Central Lincoln County YMCA, Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 22. Breakfast 7:30-8:15 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Miller School, Waldoboro, Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 22. Breakfast 9-9:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wiscasset Community Center, Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 15. Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Warren Community School, Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays through Aug. 15. Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch noon-1 p.m. Congregational Church Bristol, Fridays through Aug. 22. Breakfast 10-10:30 a.m. Lunch 1-1:30 p.m.
Appleton Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and a simple craft. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.: Story Time Tuesdays, 10 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. Tuesday Morning Books & Crafts, 10:30 a.m., for kids 6-10. Story Time Fridays, 10 a.m., for kids 2-4 and their siblings.
Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds (older siblings welcome). Thursdays: 4- and 5-year-olds. Fridays: 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays: preschool to early-elementary-age kids.
Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, games and singing for toddlers and their siblings. The Very Ready Reading Story Hour, first and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For very young learners, FMI: 548-2303.
Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor: After-School Program, Mondays-Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-8 enjoy physical activities, make a healthy snack and get homework help. Story Time for All Ages, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Drama Club, Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. For kids in grades 2-5. Chess Club, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. For kids of all ages. All-Ages Art Workshop, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Led by Sue Reed. Robotics with Stuart, Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Kids in grade 6 and up learn about robots and build their own.
Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Miss Barb reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers and their caregivers. One story time for all ages.
Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
Rockland Library, 80 Union St.: Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
Rockland Play Days Story Time with Ashli Bickford, Camden Street, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $8.
Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.
Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Stockton Springs Library Story Hour, first & third Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. FMI: www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.
Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.: Read-Aloud Program, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. For kids 8-12 and their families. Listen and draw storyboards. Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids must be with an older family member.
Vose Library Story Time, Union, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Songs and finger plays for babies and toddlers. Story and activity for older kids. FMI: 785-4733.
Waldoboro Library: Book Nook, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Chapter books read aloud for kids 8-12 and their families. Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Miss Connie reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers. Midcoast Music Together, third Monday, 10:30 a.m. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.
Warren Library: Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers. Summer Reading Program, ages 4-12, through Aug. 7. FMI: 273-2900.
Warren Second Congregational Church Clothing Give-Away, first Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothes for newborns to 'tweens.
"Come Boating!" in Belfast, Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. all summer. Kids will row a Pilot Gig. They must be middle school age or older and pass a strength test. FMI: ComeBoating.org or 338-1119.
Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14:
Time Running Out on CIFF Early Bird Prices, passes for the Camden International Film Festival are now on sale. All Access Passes are $150 and Festival Passes are $75 through Fri., Aug. 15. After that prices go to $175 and $85. FMI: CamdenFilmFest.org.
"The Court Jester," 6 p.m., Second and Fourth Thursday film series at Rockland Library. Danny Kaye stars in the 1956 musical comedy about a spy who infiltrates a 12th-century royal court in England in the guise of a jester.
"Hanna Ranch: One Cowboy's Fight for Family and Land," 6 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Maine Farmland Trust hosts the Maine premiere of the acclaimed environmental documentary, followed by a Q&A with Karl Kister, one of the film's executive producers.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 21:
COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: "Earth to Echo," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Into the Storm."
FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "The Expendables 3," "The Giver," "Let's Be Cops," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Into the Storm," "The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Planes: Fire and Rescue," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "How to Kill a Zombie," "Lucy."
HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: "A Most Wanted Man," "Jersey Boys." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net or 633-0438.
LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "Words and Pictures." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org or 563-3424.
STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Third Person," "Begin Again." FMI: RocklandStrand.com, or 594-0070.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
"Moving the Mountain," 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. The power and passion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising is conveyed through a combination of newsreel footage, re-enactments and input from actual student leaders. Free.
"Grand Illusion," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. Erich von Stroheim and Jean Gabin star in the tale of French prisoners of war in a German castle. Free.
"How to Kill a Zombie," 7 p.m. The Maine-made action-comedy makes its debut at Flagship Cinemas in Thomaston, and continues through Thurs., Aug. 21, at 1 and 7 p.m. daily. Actors from the film will attend the 7 p.m. showing Sat., Aug. 16, and participate in a Q&A after the screening.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18:
"The Long Hot Summer," 7 p.m., By Popular Demand film series at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Based on several Faulkner short stories, the plot follows the conflicts of the Varner family after an ambitious drifter lands in their small town. Suggested $5 donation.
"Churchill's First World War," 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free screening of a BBC documentary about Winston Churchill's disgrace and resignation from the Admiralty after the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli, and how ambition, political intrigue and love helped him go on to become Britain's champion in WWII. First-come seating.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20:
"Running Fence," 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. A documentary depicting the struggle by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to erect a $3 million, 24-mile-long fence of white fabric over the hills of California. A CIFF 10 x 10 film event.
Free "Symphony of the Soil" Screening and Talk, Fri., Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. After the screening, filmmaker Debra Koons Garcia will be joined for a discussion by sustainable agriculture expert Fred Kirschenmann and Maine Farmland Trust president and CEO John Piotti. Presented by the Camden Conference and Maine Farmland Trust.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14:
"The Colcords: A 19th-Century Seafaring Family," Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. Exhibit of Belfast artist Beth Henderson's two- and three-dimensional pieces showing the travel routes, wares and shipboard activities of four ships the Colcords sailed on from Maine to Hong Kong. Through Sept. 13. Searsport historian Charlene Knox Farris will give a related presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 26.
19th-Century Spinning & Weaving Demo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Alice Seeger shows how it's done during Artisan Days at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. She'll be there again Thurs., Aug. 21.
Afternoon with Photog Toni Small, 3-5 p.m., at her Port Clyde studio. She discusses her work with pinhole cameras and her project of photographing the Port Clyde fishing fleet in this Georges River Land Trust event. $45/$35 members. RSVP: 594-5166 or GeorgesRiver.org.
"Living in These Bodies" Talk CANCELLED, 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
Print a T-Shirt, 9 a.m.-noon, Midcoast Printmakers, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. Bring an old or new T that's been washed, and a design idea to silkscreen. $25. Registration: 644-8849.
"Patchwork of Color" Workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Susan Tobey White leads the acrylic painting workshop for beginning and experienced artists. It will use Gee's Bend quilts as inspiration. $75 includes museum admission. Registration: 548-2529. Contact White for materials list: 338-8990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prey Opens Show with Gallery Talk, 4 p.m., Blue Water Fine Arts, Route 131, Port Clyde. Barbara Ernst Prey gives a talk to open "The Art of Diplomacy," a show that reflects on her participation in the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies Program. Through Aug. 31.
Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk, 4-7 p.m. With some 20 participants flying the yellow ArtWalk flag. Look for maps in the area. This month there will be a tent at OceansWide, 44 Main St., Newcastle, offering various hand-crafted items.
Reception for Liz Proffetty, 4-7 p.m., River Arts West Gallery, Route 1 North, Damariscotta. "The Sweet Life," contemporary functional pottery. Through Aug. 27.
Reception for Julie Crane, 4-7 p.m., Wallwork the gallery, 67 Pascal Ave., Rockport. "Songs of Spies," prints and mixed-media sculpture. Through Sept. 8.
Reception for Stable Gallery Group Show, 5-7 p.m., 26 Water St., Damariscotta. "Check the Box," with works by Caroline Davis, Eben Blaney, Roz Welsh, Hati Modr, Guy Marsden, Adrienne Beacham, Bob Thomas, Mary Hall, Julie Vohs, Branden Lutterman and Denise Rankin. Music by Dave Mello. Through Sept. 18.
Reception for Ed & Kay Botkin, 5-7 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Martinsville. He shows 20 new oils of the Maine coast. She presents "Glass & Granite," a show of sculptures. Exhibit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Aug. 16 & 17.
Reception for Anne Heywood Show, 5-8 p.m., Artwork by A. Heywood Gallery, 808 North Nobleboro Road, Waldoboro. A show of her modern and traditional landscapes, still lifes and pet portraits. Exhibit 1-6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 17.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
8th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Brunswick. More than 100 juried artists and artisans will sell their work along Maine Street and the Town Mall. With live music, kids' activities and more. FMI: BrunswickDowntown.org.
3rd Annual Workshop Gallery Art Exhibition Opens, 4 Patten Point Road, Spruce Head. Oils by Christine Henehan, weaving by Mary Kelly and miscellanea by Peter Spectre on view 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sat., Aug. 23. FMI: 594-2457.
"Realism and Impressionism in Belgium, France and America," Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., Wiscasset. The show with 19th- and 20th-century landscape and genre paintings by artists from all three nations runs through Sept. 30.
Prescott Hill Pottery Open Studio, 261 Prescott Hill Road, Liberty. Betsy Levine's studio will be open to the public Sat. & Sun., Aug. 16 & 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Juried Art Show & Pop-Up Gallery, 6:30 p.m. Belfast Library. Music, refreshments, and all works for sale. Benefits Waldo County Hospice. FMI: HospiceVolunteersOfWaldoCounty.org.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17:
Reception for Nancy Glassman, 3-4:30 p.m., Lincolnville Community Building, Route 173. Pianist Clayton Clemetson and fiddler Audrey Buddington will play. Refreshments. Glassman's show hangs through Sept. 14. FMI: 785-3521.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18:
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. This week's theme: "Sailboats by Rockland Breakwater."
Marianne Smith's Annual Show Opens with Reception, 5-7 p.m., Marianne W. Smith Summer Gallery, 2 Bay View St., Camden. Her new oils of still lifes, portraits and Maine's coast and working waterfront will be on display through fall.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19:
"William Irvine: A Painter's Journey" Event, 5:30 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave., Rockport. Illustrated talk and book signing with Irvine and author Carl Little, based on his new book about the artist. There's a show of Irvine's work at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, through Sun., Aug. 17.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20:
"Fair Isle" Pinhole Camera Series Opens, Mars Hall Gallery, Port Clyde. The works by Antonia Small are featured in a group show,"Out of the Box." Through Oct. 13. A reception will be held Fri., Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m.
Reception for Gifford Ewing and Susan Williams, 5-8 p.m., Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport. His black-and-white silver-gelatin prints and photos and her oil paintings will be on view through Sept. 30.
Reception for Lois Dodd and David Dewey, 6-8 p.m., The Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland. It opens her show, "Laundry: Paintings, Drawings and Pastels" and his "The Marshall Point Paintings." Both run through Sept. 27.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21:
19th-Century Spinning & Weaving Demo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Alice Seeger shows how it's done during Artisan Days at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport.
Opening Reception for "Zorach Watercolors," Fri., Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society. 20-30 works by the late William Zorach will be on display, alongside a retrospective of work by friend Albert J. Pucci. Zorach's family is expected to attend. Both shows can also be viewed Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-noon, and Weds., Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kathleen Fox Annual Art Show, Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Martinsville. Local landscapes and seascapes, including images from her calendars. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 22 (with a reception from 5-7 p.m.) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Aug. 23 & 24.
"Pastels with Passion" Class, Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. Betsy Birge leads the class for beginners or those returning to soft pastels. $85/$75 members. FMI: 563-1507 or RiverArtsME.org.
Open House at Capt. Morrill's, the community arts center on Orrs Island, Sun., Aug. 24, 2-5 p.m. Refreshments.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. "Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire," "Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work," "Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown" and "Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win." All through Sept. 20.
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. "Bernard Langlais," a scholarly retrospective, through Jan. 4, 2015.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea" and "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World." Both through 2014.
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. "Do It Your Way: Gee's Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine," through Sept. 7. "Eric Hopkins: Shells - Fish - Shellfish," through Oct. 19.
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "Andrea Sulzer: throughoutsideways," through Aug. 24. "Richard Estes' Realism," through Sept. 7.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
Breakfast in South Thomaston, 7-9 a.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, Chapel Street. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit salad and more. $7/$4 ages 5-12/$20 immediate family. FMI: 594-1458.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
Roast Turkey Public Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Knox Station Grange, Oakes & Dolloff roads (off Route 139), Knox. Includes all the fixings. $7/$3 under 12.
Tranquility Grange Public Supper, 2171 Belfast Road (1 mile north of Lincolnville Center), 5-6 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, salads and homemade desserts. $8/$4 ages 5-12/over 90 & under 4 free. Benefits Grange restoration. FMI: 763-3343.
Public Supper at Edgecomb Congregational Church, Cross Point Road, 5-6 p.m. Baked bean and casserole supper to benefit New Hope for Women. $8/$3 under 12. Thrift shop opens at 4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17:
Pig Roast in Waldoboro, 4-7 p.m., Waldoboro Fire Station, 1600 Atlantic Highway. The Fire Department and the Library serve barbecued pork, coleslaw, corn on the cob, baked beans and watermelon. $8/$25 family of four at the door.
BOOK, BAKE & TAG SALES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
Two-Day Book Sale in Georgetown, Fri. & Sat., Aug. 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, at Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. The Richards Library holds its annual Books, Books and More Books Sale.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
Useful Clothing Sale in Cushing, Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road, 7-10 a.m.
2nd Annual Tag Sale at Union Church of the Nazarene, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine, 85 Townhouse Road (between Commons and Four Corners). Early high chair and wooden file cabinet, windows, crossbow, outdoor tables and stands, baked goods and more.
Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, Community Building, Route 173, 8 a.m.-noon. Antiques, household goods, crafts and food items such as maple syrup and homemade mashed potato donuts.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14:
Free Smuttynose Beer Tasting, 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Café, Damariscotta.
Knox County GOP Meeting, Trade Winds Motor Inn, Rockland. Food 6:30 p.m. Formal meeting to elect new officers 7 p.m. Public welcome.
Bunco Night in Tenants Harbor, 7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Easy, fun, fast-paced dice game. Throw $5 in the kitty. There will be at least four winners by night's end. Bring a snack or dessert to share, if you wish.
"Knowing Their Place: Two Stories (and the Truth) About an African-American Settlement in Troy," 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St., Searsport. Talk by Chris Marshall. $10/$8 members.
"Personal Recollections and Reflections on the Olson House," 7:30 p.m., Cushing Historical Society, Hathorne Point Road, Cushing. Talk by David Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth's nephew.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
Group Acupuncture Sessions, 9:30 a.m. Fridays in August, Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, Damariscotta. Sharon Gordon leads the sessions that use ear acupuncture and tuning forks to help calm the central nervous system. $25. Registration: 563-1363.
Salt Bay Chamberfest Masterclass, 1 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top, Route 1, Damariscotta. Play new nature-inspired compositions by participants in the Music & Nature Camp. FMI: SaltBayChamberfest.org or 522-3749.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
Flower Arranging Workshop, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St., Thomaston. Jonnie Sue Hicks leads the $65 workshop. Materials & lunch provided. Bring a knife, scissors and optional 8 x10-inch basket. FMI: 354-8734.
147th Kalloch Family Reunion, St. George Grange. 9 a.m. registration and genealogy. 11 a.m. business meeting. Noon lunch. Bring a sandwich and something to share. Drinks provided. 1:30 p.m. program. FMI: 596-5502.
Hike in Unity, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the trailhead across from Inland Family Care for the Waldo County Trails Coalition hike. FMI: WaldoTrails.org or 877-5880.
Downeast School of Massage Open House, 1 p.m., Waldoboro. Tuition financing info, career opportunities and tours.
"Quilt Whisperer" Gives Workshop, 2 p.m., Federated Church, Hyler St., Thomaston. Bonnie Dwyer shows more than 25 from her collection and explains how to determine age and how to care for quilts. She'll identify yours. Free.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17:
Farm & Garden Equipment Auction, 10 a.m., Union Fair. Anyone who wants to buy or sell new or used tools and equipment may participate. Guidelines, application forms and consignment fees: UnionFair.org, OrguinRidge@gmail.com or 785-2978.
Gilchrest-Robinson Family Reunion, noon, St. George Grange 421, Wiley's Corner Road. Organizer Robert Skoglund says all descendants of Moses Robinson are welcome to the reunion and potluck picnic. FMI: 226-7442.
"Waldoboro Rugs: Then and Now," noon-3 p.m., Waldoborough Historical Society Museum, Main Street. Free exhibit of hooked and braided rugs from the museum's collection and from contemporary creators, who will be on hand to chat about their work and answer questions.
"Beatrix Potter and the Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales," 3-4:30 p.m., Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main St., Wiscasset. Landscape historian Marta McDowell talks about her book on Potter's life in the English Lake District that inspired her characters. $10/$5 Historic NE members. Registration recommended: 882-7169.
Annual Service of the Old South Cushing Baptist Church, 4 p.m., Salt Pond Road (which connects Route 97 to Pleasant Point Road), Cushing. This year's guest preacher is the Rev. Edward Wynne, with a homily called "Keep Life Simple."
MONDAY, AUGUST 18:
End-of-Life Planning Symposium, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Salvation Army, Route 1, Rockland. Adults 50-plus will learn about medical, financial, legal and practical matters, as well as advance directives, funeral options and more. Free continental breakfast and lunch. Register by Thurs., Aug. 14: 230-6116.
Lecture on Bath Iron Works Founder, 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Historian Bud Warren talks about Thomas W. Hyde, who fought in the Civil War before returning to Bath and buying a local iron foundry. Free.
Meet U.S. Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows, 6-7:30 p.m., 136 Back Narrows Road, Boothbay. A reception to give voters a chance to ask her how she plans to end corruption in Washington, D.C. All are welcome. RSVP: 831-9658 or SWoodard@BellowsForSenate.com.
Kitchen Broom Making Class, 6:30 p.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union. Karen Koch will show six people how it's done. $15 materials fee benefits the library. Registration: 785-4733.
Talk on Life in Early-1700s Maine, 7:30 p.m., Contented Sole Restaurant next to Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Dr. Neill DePaoli describes new findings about homes and daily life of families in coastal Maine circa 1700 based on his four-year archaeological project in South Berwick. It's the last of the season in the museum's lecture series. $5/members free.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19:
Seed Saving Workshop in Belfast, 9-11 a.m., Troy Howard Middle School, Route 52. Jon Thurston leads it. No need to register. Meet near the greenhouse. FMI: email@example.com or 338-2532.
Discussion and Viewing of "The Field," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library's Irish Page to Screen series. Participants will view and discuss John B. Keane's play and film. Books are available at the library's main circulation desk.
"Explore Antarctica" with John Rand, 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society. A talk by Rand, who's been to the South Pole 40 times and had a peak there named after him.
"One Month - How Maine Prepared for Civil War," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Maine State Archivist Dave Cheever gives the talk in the library's Civil War Series.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20:
"Bringing Language Learning to Life," 10:30 a.m.-noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. The Living Well series talk will showcase how instructors at Penobscot School in Rockland blend classroom learning with cultural experiences. Executive director Joan LeMole and French instructor Margot Stiassni-Sieracki will also touch on the benefits of language learning for adults. For those 55 and up.
Lunch and Learn Series, 11:15 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Author Elissa Wolfson, a co-author of "Audubon Birdhouse Book," is the guest speaker. $6 under 60/$5 age 60 and up. Register by noon, Mon., Aug. 18: 563-1363.
"Calm Mind, Joyful Heart," 6-8 p.m., Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Anne McIntyre discusses Ayurvedic teachings on the mind and emotions, and the therapeutic brilliance of flowers in Avena's Living Earth, Living Soul Series. $25. Registration: 594-0694.
Talk on Marine Habitat, 6:30 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley of Shoals Marine Laboratory on the growing pressure to cut and process Maine's seaweed from its intertidal rockweed habitat.
"Living in Impermanence," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brunswick Shambhala Center, 19 Mason St. (next to Icon Gallery). Facilitated by Chip Carpenter. $10 suggested donation. FMI: Shambhalabp.org or KBither@bates.edu.
Decorative Painting Presentation, 7 p.m., Camden-Rockport Historical Society's Historic Conway House complex, just south of Camden's Hannaford. Hope and Fred Angier, interior and decorative painters for over 30 years, show slides of their murals and trompe l'oeil. Refreshments.
Program on Historic Tools, 7 p.m., Lincolnville Library, 208 Main St. Skip Brack and Randy Harvey give the talk. Brack recently helped Harvey identify some tools he found on his property as being made of bog iron.
"Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Old Wine in New Bottles," 7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Dr. Alden Josey gives the free talk, and presents it again at 7 p.m.Weds., Aug. 27.
"Invitation to Presence" Series, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 & 27, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Mike Stiler helps you discover the source of creativity and love that lies beyond the noise of the mind. With a short talk about presence, silent sitting and time for dialogue. $5 suggested donation.
Family Off-Shore Sailing: Sunset Seminar, Camden Yacht Club, 7 p.m. Local high school teacher Aaron Henderson and wife Colleen Duggan talk about their 8-month cruise with their two children to the Caribbean. Public invited. FMI: 236-7033.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21:
First Aid & CPR Class, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Includes how to use an automated external defibrillator. $30. Register by Tues., Aug. 19: 563-1363.
"Solace, Hospice & Other End-of-Life Comforts," 6 p.m., Rockland Library's Friends Community Room. Talk by experts on hospice and palliative care, and songs by Solace, a volunteer chorus that offers bedside songs to the seriously ill and dying.
Hosmer Pond Association Meeting, Camden Snow Bowl Lodge. 6 p.m. potluck precedes the meeting. Bring a dish, dinnerware and drinks. All who live within the pond's watershed are welcome.
"The Sea Connects All Things," 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St., Searsport. Peter Neill of the World Ocean Observatory gives the illustrated talk on the ocean as a global social system. $10/$8 members and Searsport residents.
"Lincoln: Evolution of a President," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Talk by Erin Bishop, former education director of the Lincoln Library and Museum in Illinois; part of the Civil War Series.
"Behind Closed Doors" Tour of Castle Tucker, Fri., Aug. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Take an in-depth tour that includes rooms and stories not on the general tour. $15/$10 Historic New England members. Registration required: 882-7169.
Midcoast Pickleball Tournament, Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport, Fri., Aug. 22, 5 p.m. (and running into Sat., Aug. 23, if registration warrants the need). Open and 50-plus divisions for singles and doubles. $15. Register by Mon., Aug. 18: Jesse@MidCoastRec.org.
Paddle on Sennebec Pond, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy a quiet morning paddle on the pond and up the St. George River. Free. FMI: 785-3200.
Invertebrate Exploration Walk for All Ages, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 a.m. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association invites you to walk with naturalist Lynne Flaccus on a search at Palermo Preserve for insects and other invertebrates that provide food for animals and recycle nutrients throughout the watershed. Wear shoes that can get wet. For directions: Sheepscot.org or 586-5616.
AARP Smart Driver Seminar, Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. $20/$15 AARP members. Register by Fri., Aug. 22: 563-1363.
Show & Tell for Grown-Ups, Sat., Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m., Rockland Library's Community Room. At the last one, people shared a haunted painting, an 1810 journal with stories about the crazy neighbor lady and other fun items. Share or just watch.
"Teaching Latin at Inner City Schools," Sat., Aug. 23, 3 p.m., Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Rebecca Jessup, who's been teaching "The Odyssey" to kids in Queens, gives this month's Shop Talk.
"Year of the Lakes" Final Day, Weds., Aug. 27, 9-11 a.m. It's the last day the Jefferson Historical Society's exhibit at the Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road, will be on display. It features dozens of photos showing the importance of lakes through the years in Jefferson.
Fall Classes at Coastal Senior College, start Sept. 9, and cover a wide range of topics. $30 per class. $25 annual membership. FMI: CoastalSeniorCollege.org.
Midcoast Farmers' Markets, with local, organic artisan foods and crafts. Many accept EBT: Belfast, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts. Brooks, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marsh River Coop (formerly Paul's True Value Hardware). 25 percent off EBT purchases. Camden, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., upper parking lot behind Knox Mill. Lincolnville, Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on the lawn at Dot's Market, Route 1 near Lincolnville Beach. Martinsville, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Route 131. Rockland, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbor Park. Also in Rockland, the Youthlinks Student Garden Army Farmstand, Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. Searsport, Tues., 2:30-5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum crescent, Route 1. Through mid-Oct. Thomaston, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., behind the Academy building. Union, Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Union Common. Unity, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Community Center. Waldoboro, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Cider Hill Farm, Main Street, west of the village. Washington, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. Through mid-December.
Free "Medicare for Everyone" Seminars in August, that explain what it is and how to sign up: Belfast, Spectrum Generations Waldo Center, 18 Merriam Road, Fri., Aug. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. and Tues., Aug. 26, 5-6:30 p.m. You must register a day ahead: 338-1190. Rockland, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Mon., Aug. 25, 2 p.m. Registration required: 596-0339. Warren Library, 282 Main St., Tues., Aug. 19, 6 p.m.
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Summer Project, 9 Pine St., Rockland. Build days are Wednesday-Saturday all summer. Volunteers 16 and up welcome. Sign-up: MidcoastHabitat.org, 236-6123.
Stitch & Spin Knitting Groups, Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
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.
Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings, Tuesdays, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland.
Keep Moving Exercise Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 596-0339.
Ukes Rock! Open Ukulele Jam, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Suite 203, 417 Main St., Rockland. Free. All welcome.
Dancing Xigong, Tuesdays through August, 9-9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. FMI: 236-8732.
Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
Parkinson's Support Group, first Tuesday, noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Bring a bag lunch. FMI: 594-1637.
Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Route 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or camrocknetwork.com.
Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tues. potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: ThomastonRec.com or 975-2544.
Nature Walks in Jefferson, second Tuesday, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Meet at the 131 Egypt Rd. entrance at 10 a.m. $5 suggested donation. FMI: www.hvnc.org or 200-8840.
Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. July's book is "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple.
Art Club in Rockland, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. FMI: 596-0339.
Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m., drawings 6:20 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m.
Stress Reduction Sessions, Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m., Bok Medical Building. Ear acupuncture, chair massage and reflexology. Free. FMI: 594-6993.
Family Movie Night, Wednesdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
Hump Day Open Mic in Rockland, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. No cover. Through Dec. 31.
Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wed., 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. For nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners to come together. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
Midcoast Chess Club, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 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 child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 6 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.
Family Caregiver Education & Support Group in Belfast, first Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Home Health conference room (in the new building across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursday, distribution for pet owners in need 1-3 p.m., Amity Masonic Lodge, 361 Main St., Rockport. FMI: 763-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
NAMI Support Group, third Thurs., 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426 or -9877.
Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
Donuts, Coffee, Conversation, Fridays, 9 a.m. Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. $1.
Qi Gong at Thomaston Academy, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chinese exercise for all ages. FMI: 354-2453.
Free Pole Dancing Classes, Fridays, 5:30 p.m., through August, Studio V, 407 Main St., Rockland. FMI: 941-718-0847.
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.
Useful Clothing Sale, Saturdays through Sept. 13, 7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Rd., Cushing. FMI: 354-6679.
Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
Free Butcher Demos, Saturdays, 3 p.m., Maine Street Meats (in State of Maine Cheese building), 461 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: 236-6328.
Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
Bargain Basement Sale, first Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through December, Miles in Motion Thrift Shop, 114 Church St., Damariscotta. $5 for a bag of clothes.
Simply Books, first Saturday, 2 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Book group for adults. Bring whatever book you're reading and share it with the group.
Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. Casual instruction by Nohora Estes and Heuris Matos. Beginners welcome. FMI: 593-7914.
Tapping Group, first Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
Sunday Morning Meditation, first and third Sunday, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.