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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning July 31
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, JULY 31:


• 67th Annual Maine Lobster Festival,
continues Thurs.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 2. Tickets: MaineLobsterFestival.com or 800-LOB-CLAW. Headliners at the Fri., Aug. 1, show are Daryle Singletary and Confederate Railroad and $20 tickets include Festival admission. Schedule page 3.
• Alive at Five in Portland, 5-7:30 p.m., Monument Square. Four musicians from the Portland Symphony Orchestra play a free concert.
• Belfast Summer Nights Concert, 5:30 p.m., Steamboat Landing Gazebo. The Leaky Boots Jug Band puts on a free show. Bring chairs and picnics.
• True Yarns of Law Enforcement, 6 p.m., Rockland Library. John Ford Sr., author of "Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good," and Mark Nickerson, author of "Blue Lights in the Night," recount humorous tales from their careers "back in the day." Their books will be on sale afterward.
Henry IV Part II, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, captured in HD.
• Pianist Robin Spielberg to Play, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. She'll also tell stories from her memoir, "Naked on the Bench." $15 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159, or box office 8-2, Tues.-Fri., $20 day of.
• "Mantra Music" in Damariscotta, 7:30 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm. The Hanumen quartet, with a background in the sacred music of India and American blues, perform a mix of song, story and poetry. $20 door. Kids free.
• "Romantic Music for Clarinet and Piano," 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Pianist Ran Dank and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester perform works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Weber in this Bay Chamber Concerts production. The same duo plays works by Debussy, Chopin, Poulenc and Novacek on Fri., Aug. 1, 9 p.m., in a café-style atmosphere at Union Hall in Rockport. Tickets: BayChamberConcerts.org or 236-2823/limited number on sale at the door.
The Legend of Jim Cullen, Heartwood Theater puts on the new version, with a Broadway-style musical score, at Parker B. Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy. Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Fri. & Sat., July 31, Aug. 1 & 2. $22/$ students. Reservations recommended: 563-1373 or BoxOffice@HeartwoodTheater.org.
Thug, Vivid Motion, Inc., Portland's "innovative and kinda quirky" nonprofit dance company, puts on the original tragedy at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Curtain: 7:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., August 7-9, and 5:30 p.m., Sun., August 10. $12/$10 students & seniors.
Into the Woods, Boothbay Playhouse. Curtain: 8 p.m., July 31 and Aug. 1. Tickets, $23/$19 under 18, at the box office or 633-3379.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:

• Open Garden in Belfast,
Andrea Whyte and Brad Sherwood's garden at 37 Bridge St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. This is the fifth in the Belfast Garden Club's Open Garden series. $4. FMI: 948-2815 or BelfastGardenClub.org.
• Maine Crafts Guild Show in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-3. With over 75 craftspeople. $6/under 18 free. FMI: MaineCraftsGuild.com.
As You Like It, 6 p.m. Fridays and 5 p.m. Sundays through August 10. Camden Shakespeare Festival in the Amphitheatre. FMI: 464-0008 or BrownPaperTickets.com.
• Joint Relief Plays The Velvet Lounge, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Café, Rockland. Ellis Meyers and Cole Barbour play a blend of roots, rock and country blues.
• Author David Adams Cleveland to Speak, 7 p.m., Friday Evening series at Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. He reads from and discusses his second novel, "Love's Attraction," now in development with Wolf Films for a mini-series.
• 9th Annual Women's Works Dance Festival, Rockport Opera House. "Women's Works: trans form" performed at 7 p.m., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 1 & 2, and 5 p.m., Sun., Aug. 3. $15 tickets at Bella Books in Belfast, HAV II in Camden. Cash at the door. Registration: CyclesOfLife@fairpoint.net or 323-8499.
• Nunsense, Midcoast Actors' Studio puts it on at Unitarian Universalist Church in Belfast. Curtain: 7 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, Aug. 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, and 3 p.m., Sundays, Aug. 3 & 10. To reserve tickets, $15/$12 seniors & students, email MidcoastActors@gmail.com or call 370-7592.
• Iris Dement & Her Band, 7:30 p.m. Camden Opera House. Her concert will feature songs from her new album, "Sing the Delta," and old favorites. $28 adv. tickets: Camden Town Office, CamdenOperaHouse.com or 470-7066. $32 door.
• Brad Hooper to Perform, 8 p.m., Water Dog Tavern, 1 Starr St., Thomaston. The singer/songwriter spans genres, from blues to Americana.
• Blind Albert at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m., Waldoboro. Acoustic covers and original blues, rock and folk songs.
• Quantam to Perform, 9 p.m., The Speakeasy (under The Chowder House), Rockland. Quantam plays electronic grooves and throws in a few surprises.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:

• Washington Challenge 5K/Fun Run,
Registration at Prescott Memorial School, 100 Waldoboro Road, from 7-8 a.m. $10 Fun Run 8 a.m. $15 5K to follow. $30 for families. Benefits the Washington Scholarship Fund. FMI: 542-4639 or ashaki@fairpoint.net.
• Miles for Meals 5K in Belfast, rain or shine. Registration at Spectrum Generations Waldo Center, 18 Merriam Road, at 9 a.m. Race 10 a.m. $6 to enter, with an option of pledges at $6 per kilometer to raise money for Waldo County Meals on Wheels. FMI: 338-1190.
• 35th Annual Friendship Chowder Cup Sailboat Race. Course starts and ends at Friendship Harbor entrance. Class A (28 feet and longer) and Class B (over 18, under 28) start at 1 p.m. Class C (18 and under) starts 1:15. Post-race potluck for sailors and guests 6:30 p.m. at Martin Point Community House. Ice, plates, utensils provided. Register by 5 p.m., Fri., August 1: CWitherell3@roadrunner.com or 832-4823.
• Author Events at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Inaugural poet Richard Blanco speaks and signs copies of his books from 5-7 p.m. Award-winning novelist Lily King speaks and signs copies of her books Sun., Aug. 3, from 3-5 p.m. Both events are free, but reservations are required to ensure seating: 338-9009.
• Family Block Party in Lincolnville, 5-7 p.m., Breezemere Park. Crossroads Community Baptist Church hosts the free party, with music, a barbecue, games, dunk tank, bounce houses and face painting. FMI: 322-3931.
• Castlebay Celebrates Lughnasa, 7 p.m., River Arts, Route 1, Damariscotta. The duo presents a program of music and lore celebrating the Celtic harvest. $10. FMI: 563-1507.
• Searsmont Bicentennial Celebration, August 2-9. Events throughout the week will celebrate the town's 200th birthday. Highlights include the Sat., Aug. 9, pig roast and lobster feed, barn dance and fireworks at the Community Center. To make a reservation for either meal: SearsmontCelebration@gmail.com. Schedule: Searsmont.com. FMI: 342-5411.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:

• Lobster Festival Footraces,
Harbor Park, Rockland. Registration 7 a.m. on the main stage. Kids' 1-Mile Fun Run starts 8 a.m. 10K Run and 5K Walk start 8:30 a.m. Register by July 30 at Active.com to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Proceeds help provide scholarships for Malawian students attending Maine colleges. FMI: MasonMan321@yahoo.com.
• 12th Annual Free Blueberry Pick, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust opens a portion of Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. Bring your own container. No raking. No dogs. There's no access to the Preserve from South Street.
• French and Indian War Encampment, Old Fort Western, Augusta, Sat. & Sun., August 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Experience garrison life, meet the French soldiers and Native Americans who fought in the mid-1700s war, watch the blacksmith at his forge and visit Dr. Caleb in the barracks. Regular admission applies. Family discounts available.
• Ice Cream Social in Newcastle, 1-3 p.m., Harriet Bird Community Center across from Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, 624 Sheepscot Road. Taste the flavor created by Lears Old Fashioned Ice Cream especially for the SVCA. With races for kids and adults, including egg and three-legged contests, and info from Amy Campbell about how to help threatened wild honeybees.
• The Rusty Hinges Play Warren, 2-4 p.m., Woolen Mill Park. Bring chairs.
• Cruise with Puffin & Tern Experts, 5-7:30 p.m. Board the Friendship V in Bar Harbor, then motor to Petit Manan Island, home to many types of nesting seabirds and Maine's second tallest lighthouse. With onboard speakers, wine and appetizers. $50 tickets benefit Friends of Maine's Seabird Islands. FMI: 594-0600, ext. 5, or info@MaineSeabirds.org. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them.
• Fiddle & Piano Concert in Belfast, 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Library's Gammans Room. Clayton Clemetson and Audrey Budington play to celebrate their first CD together, "The Cat Has No Time for You." CDs will be on sale.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4:

• 6th Annual Belfast Street Party,
5-10:30 p.m. It has a '60s theme this year. A stage in front of City Hall will host live music and a DJ. With face painting, clowns, climbing walls, a mechanical bull, lots of food, a dance party and Our Town Belfast's "Happy" community video on a loop. Rain date is the next sunny day. FMI: OurTownBelfast.org or 323-9100.
• "Hommous & Poetry," 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick. Palestinian poet Sharif Elmusa, author of "Flawed Landscapes - Poems 1987-2008," will be joined by readers Fateh Azzam, Al Miller and Gary Lawless. Free. Open to all.
• Comic Play, "Pantalone for Governor", 3:30 p.m., Memorial Park, across from Rockport Public Library. Hosted by the library, the Rolling Stock Company will present the largely improvised Commedia dell'Arte style play. Free (donations welcome) and appropriate for all ages.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5:

• Talk by Author Sally Savage,
6:30 p.m., Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Savage gives an illustrated presentation on her book "A Fair Day: The Horsemen of County Kerry." Books will be on sale.
• "Season of Darkness and Light" Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., Darrows Barn, Damariscotta. Celebrate Salt Bay Chamberfest's 20th year Aug. 5, 8, 12 & 15. Each concert features pieces as disparate as Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 1 and "Moon Over the Erquan Sky," played on a Chinese erhu. Mark Mandarano will give pre-concert talks at 6:30 p.m. Single tickets are $30. A pass for all four is $100. FMI: SaltBayChamberfest.org or 522-3749.
• "An Evening with Walt Whitman," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Actor Stephen Collins portrays the poet from his early years to maturity. It's part of the library's Maine and the Civil War series

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6:

• Merryspring Kitchen Tour,
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nine home kitchens from Rockport to Northport, with gourmet tastings from talented local chefs at every stop. $25 adv. tickets at Merryspring, Surroundings, Once a Tree, Zoot Coffee, The Market Basket, Atlantic Baking Company, The Highlands Coffee House, The Good Table, Rising Tide Community Market, info@Merryspring or 236-2239. If you call or email for tickets, they'll be held at Merryspring for pick-up. You can buy day-of tickets there for $35.
• Jim Gallant in Lunchtime Concert, noon, Wednesday in the Park concert series in the Amphitheatre.
• Sassafras Stomp Performs, 7:30 p.m., Little Brown Church, Round Pond. Fiddler Johanna Davis and guitarist Adam Nordell perform traditional folk melodies. $10 suggested donation at the door. Kids free. Bring cushions for the hard wooden pews.
• 17th Annual Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament, Spring Point Marina, South Portland. Festivities open to the public. Dinner ($10/under 12 free), Captain's Meeting, fundraising auction and 50/50 raffle Weds., August 6. Fishing starts noon Thurs., August 7, and ends 4 p.m. Sat., August 9. Awards dinner 6 p.m. Saturday. Cash prizes include $6,250 for first place. Past tournaments have funded scholarships. FMI: 229-5157 or MaineTuna.org.
• Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Traditional zydeco covers and originals. $18 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159 or box office 8-2, Tues.-Fri. $23 day of.
• Poetry Reading at Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport, 7 p.m. Stuart Kestenbaum, Betsy Sholl and Elizabeth Tibbetts read their work.
• "Monty Python LIVE (Mostly)," 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta and Strand Theatre in Rockland. The comedic troupe's first stage show in over 30 years is screened in HD. It will be shown again at the Lincoln, Thurs., Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., and at the Strand, Sun., Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
• Comic Bob Marley in Vinalhaven, 7-9 p.m. The wicked funny Maine comedian brings the laughs to Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall. $25 tickets help pay for Vinalhaven's 2015 fireworks.
• Colonial Pemaquid by Lantern Light, 8 p.m. The final family-friendly lantern tour this summer winds through partially reconstructed Fort William Henry to the excavated Pemaquid Village and Olde Forte Burial Ground. You'll meet some local characters on the walk. Free.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7:

• 5th Annual Senior Recognition Day,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Redman Hall, 153 Main St., Belfast. Waldo County Triad celebrates seniors with music by the Midcoast Ukulele Band and HeartSong, lunch served by the Belfast Police and Waldo County Sheriff's departments, a bingo tournament and more. Free for all Waldo County seniors. FMI: 930-6761.
• National Lighthouse Day, Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland celebrates by granting free admission all day. With a flag raising at 10 a.m.
• Alive at Five in Portland, 5-7:30 p.m., Monument Square. Spirit Family Reunion and Ghost of Paul Revere play the final show in this free summer concert series.
• 2014 Knox Annual Lecture, 5:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Chief Historian of the U.S. Senate Donald Ritchie speaks on "Congress Investigates: It All Started with Henry Knox." Free. FMI: KnoxMuseum.org or 354-8062.
• Belfast Summer Nights Concert, 5:30 p.m. The Rugged puts on a free show at the corner of High and Main streets downtown. Bring chairs and picnics.
• Wind Over Wings Presents "Bird Brains," 6 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. The avian rehab brings a live raven, golden eagle, American kestrel and parrot for a presentation on these incredibly intelligent creatures. Free.
• "A Traveling Woman: On the Road with Edna St. Vincent Millay," 6:30 p.m., Whitehall Inn, Camden. The Millay Summer Series continues with an evening cabaret featuring sound collages and poetry by ambient music trio Algorithm, wine & dinner, and Millay's travel poems and letters read by six notable local poets. $39.99. Reservations required: 236-3391.
• Alice Limoges Midcoast Mini-Tour, the Maine singer and her band play three local dates: Thurs., Aug. 7, Camden Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Bring outdoor seating. It moves into the library if it rains; Sat., Aug. 9, Rock City Café, Rockland, at 7 p.m.; and Sun., Aug. 10, Cushing Historical Church at 2 p.m.
• Ben Taylor Performance, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon performs. $15 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159 or box office 8-2 Tues.-Fri. $20 day of.
• Bay Chamber Concerts Presents, two concerts by violinists Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, cellist Christopher Costanza, oboist James Austin Smith and pianist Pedja Muzijevic. On Thurs., Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m., they play pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Nielsen at Rockport Opera House. On Fri., Aug. 8, at 9 p.m., they play pieces by Couperin, Berio and Mozart in Rockport's Union Hall. FMI and tickets: BayChamberConcerts.org or 236-2823. A limited number will be available at the door.
• "The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night,' " 7:30 p.m., Theater at Monmouth. Mark S. Cartier traces how the Beatles conquered the U.S. scene and made what the Village Voice called "the Citizen Kane of juke box movies." Tickets: 933-9999 or TheaterAtMonmouth.org.
Children of Eden, Boothbay Playhouse presents the musical inspired by Genesis. Curtain: 8 p.m., Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 7, 8 & 9, Weds.-Sat., Aug. 13-16, and Tues. & Weds., Aug. 19 & 20. Matinee 4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 17. Tickets, $23/$19 under 18: 633-3379.

COMING UP:

• Island Institute Open House & Member Appreciation Day,
386 Main St., Rockland, Fri., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Slideshows, films, exhibits and presentations by staff. Raffle, member gifts and a special Archipelago discount all day. Public welcome. FMI: IslandInstitute.org. Join the Island Institute at 7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 8, at Rockland's Strand Theatre for "On the Edge," a one-act play about life in Maine's 15 year-round island communities. $10/$6 under 12.
• Rockland High School Class of 1945 Reunion, Fri., Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. The class meets for their 69th reunion. Bring pictures or mementos. The Class of 1944 is also welcome.
• 12th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 8-10, Harbor and Buoy parks, Rockland. Maine's only in-water boat and home show features artists, architects, boatbuilders, designers, furniture makers, marine gear vendors and musicians, and the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials at 10:30 a.m., Sun., Aug. 10. Gates open 10 a.m. daily. $12 admission/under 12 free. FMI: MaineBoats.com, 800-565-4951 or pages 45-46.
• Catie Curtis in Concert, Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. $20 tickets must be bought in advance at the historical society Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, or by sending a check to GHS, Box 441, Georgetown, ME 04548. Paid tickets will be held at the door.
• Sean Fleming Organ Concert, Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. He plays pieces by Franck, Langlais, Paine and others on the church's restored 1875 Hook & Hastings organ. Free-will offering supports Broad Bay and its outreach. Refreshments. FMI: 832-6898.
• Author Sue Miller to Speak, Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. She reads from and discusses her new novel, "The Arsonist."
• Novel Jazz Septet to Play, Fri., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Barney Balch heads the septet, bringing the sounds of Ellington and Strayhorn. Tickets and FMI: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
• 21st Annual Boothbay Region YMCA Southport Rowgatta, Sat., Aug. 9, Town Landing at Newagen, Southport Island. Anyone can enter a non-power, non-sail craft in the 12-mile race around the island. $35 adv. registration at the YMCA front desk (or print a form from the Y's website and mail it in). $40 day-of registration starting at 7 a.m. Check-in 7-8:15 a.m. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. You must wear a Coast Guard-approved PFD. Benefits Y aquatic programs. FMI: BoothbayRegionYMCA.org. For cancellation queries in case of rain, call 633-2855 by 6:30 that morning.
• Georges Highland Path Hike-A-Thon, Sat., Aug. 9. The public's invited to a fundraising hike along Canal Path and Ridge to River Trail in Searsmont. $20 entry fee and $100 fundraising minimum. Proceeds help maintain the trail system. Registration: GeorgesRiver.org.
• Greater Gator Open Golf Tourney, Sat., Aug. 9, Rockland Golf Club. A four-person scramble, gross-only event, begins with a shotgun start at 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.
• The Adam Ezra Group Plays the Vineyard, Sat., Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m. The 2013 New England Music Awards "Band of the Year" plays a free concert at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, 171 Barrett Hill Road, Union.
• Author Dana Sawyer to Speak, Sat., Aug. 9, 2 p.m., Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. He talks about Huston Smith, the world-renowned scholar of religious studies, and signs copies of the biography he worked with Smith for seven years to produce, "Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper." Free.
• Pulitzer Winner to Speak in Belfast, Sat., Aug. 9. Elizabeth Strout, whose novel "Olive Kitteridge" won a Pulitzer Prize, speaks at the First Church of Belfast at 3 p.m. A book signing at Left Bank Books across the street follows. Free, but reservations required: 338-9009 or LeftBank@myfairpoint.net.
• New York Jazz Singer Nora Cavin, Sat., Aug.9, 7-9 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. Cavin appears with By the Bay Jazz Trio, singing little-known works by Ellington, the Gershwins and Fats Waller. Free and open to all.
• Classic Rock Dance, Sat., Aug. 9, 7-10 p.m., Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Duane Nickerson plays. Cash bar, snack bar, 50/50 raffle. $10.
• "Oops!" Story Slam, Sat., Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Liberty Library. Come tell your story and hear friends and neighbors tell theirs. Stories must be true, and short, with a theme of "Oops!" Everyone who tells a story gets a Story Slam T-shirt. The library will also be holding a pie sale Pick-a-Prize raffle drawing.
• "Appearing As Words," Sat., Aug. 9, 7 p.m., The Steel House, 711 Main St., Rockland. Audience members are invited to bring their mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, iPads) to this interactive and experimental poetry performance. Refreshments. RSVP: nate@RocklandSteelHouse.com.
• "An American Sampler: A Chronological Retrospective of American Music from 1814 to 2014," Sat., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Sean Fleming, John David Adams and Anthony Antolini perform pieces by Cole Porter, Stephen Foster and others. $15 suggested donation.
• Barnaby Bright to Perform, Sat., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House. The indie folk duo is joined by singer-songwriter Liz Longley. Camden poet Dave Morrison will read between acts. $16 general admission tickets: CamdenOperaHouse.com, Camden Town Office from Mon.-Fri., 9-3, or door.
• Olde Bristol Days, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 9 & 10. With live music on Saturday and artists, crafters and other vendors under the canopy at Fort William Henry both days. While you're there, wander through Colonial Pemaquid's 17th-century encampment with demos of equipment, crafts, cooking, children's games and more. FMI: 677-2100. This year, there's a Vintage Car Show on Sat., Aug. 9, at Bristol Consolidated School, Route 130, New Harbor, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. FMI: 677-3707.
• RiverTripper Day Cruise, Sun., Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. It will cruise from Damariscotta to Pemaquid Harbor, where passengers will get a close-up view of the Olde Bristol Lobster Boat Races. $75 includes lunch. A cash bar and snack bar will also be open. FMI: 888-635-4309 or DamariscottaRiverCruises.com.
• Authentic Japanese & German Dinners, Aug. 11 & 12, at Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. On Mon. Aug. 11, students from Japan, with help from Suzuki's Sushi Bar, prepare soba and tempura -- reserve a spot by Aug. 9 by calling the school, 594-1084. On Tues. Aug. 12, Chef Carl Brickett of Morse's Sauerkraut and a German student from Bavaria will prepare roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut -- to reserve a spot, call 594-1084 by Aug. 10. Each dinner is $25; both will be served at the school..
• 2nd Annual Union Fair Talent Show, with a grand prize of $500. Only 25 applicants will be accepted. Auditions start noon Sat., Aug.16. The field will be narrowed to 10. They perform at 7 p.m., Tues., Aug. 19, at the grandstand. The field will be narrowed to five acts, who will compete again that night for the grand prize. Entry deadline is Sat., Aug. 9. Applications can be downloaded at UnionFair.org. FMI: 712-1314 or BlackHat057@gmail.com.

CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 31:


• "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 1:

Storybook Princesses,
6 p.m., Camden-Rockport Middle School, Camden. Atlantic Ballet Company presents the original jazz ballet. $10 tickets: HAV II, Camden; Reading Corner, Rockland; and Opera House Video, Belfast.
Tales from Around the World, an International Teen Theater Camp Production presented by The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Curtain 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 1 & 2, and 2 p.m., Sun., Aug. 3. Pay-what-you-want, $12 suggested: TheaterProject.com or 729-8584.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:

• Children's Fair in Camden,
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Amphitheatre will be packed with fun activities for pre-school and early elementary school kids, including a water balloon toss, egg-on-spoon races, visiting ducks and sheep, and fiddle music. $10 donation per family funds Cam-Rock Middle School's Eleuthera Exchange Program.
• Family Walk in Unity, 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the trailhead across from Inland Family Care. FMI: WaldoTrails.org or 877-5880.
• ArtLab Workshop for All Ages, 2-4 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. Participants will design small still lifes with garden flowers and then create watercolor paintings from them. ArtLabs are free. No need to register.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4:

• "Celebrate Music!" in Thomaston,
during week seven of the library's 40 Days of Summer. Programs run Mon.-Fri., August 4-8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and include a picnic lunch, except for Thurs., August 7, which features a 1 p.m. lunch and 2 p.m. musical extravaganza with musician Rob Duquette. FMI: 354-2453.
• Dive In 2014, for high school seniors interested in studying marine sciences at UMaine. The program on Mon. & Tues., Aug. 4 & 5, showcases the faculty, facilities and opportunities in Orono and at Darling Marine Center in Walpole. FMI and applications: 563-8310 or dmc.maine.edu/diveinhs.html.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5:

• Lemonade at Laite Beach,
Camden, 9-10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Kids will use fresh ingredients to make berry lemonade, hear a tale told by one of Ashwood School's early-childhood teachers and play in the park. Free, but those planning to attend must register three days ahead: 236-8021 or info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
• Conjuring Carroll Makes Magic, 10 a.m., Stockton Springs Library. Carroll Chapman puts on a popping, fizzing magic show. Free. All are welcome.
• Twig Hut Building Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road, Friendship. Kids of all ages are invited to help artist Susan Perrine finish building her twig hut in time for the gallery's "Inspired by the Earth" exhibit opening Sat., Aug. 9. The hut remains for kids to play in. $10. Registration: 226-7446 or kat@MaineCoastArtist.com.
• 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 lighthouses and boats!" Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6:

• "The Herring Are In!" Program,
11 a.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Peapod, Searsport. The hands-on program lets kids make a weir and learn why the moon and tides have to be just right for the herring to be in. Free with admission.
• Beginner's Sign Language Class, 11 a.m., Wed., Aug. 6, 20 & 27, Rockland Library. Local teacher Susan Jones conducts the class in the Children's Room. FMI: 594-0310.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7:

• Rob Duquette Music Program,
10:30 a.m., Waldoboro Library, 958 Main St. His lively, interactive show features rearranged classics and fun originals performed on ukulele, guitar and xylophone.
• "Getting Started in Homeschooling," 11 a.m., Rockland Library. The workshop is presented by Homeschoolers of Maine. Veteran homeschoolers are welcome to come share their experience. Kids are welcome to attend with their parents. FMI: 594-0310.

COMING UP:

• Watercolor Travel Journal Workshop,
Fri., Aug. 8, 1 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Peapod, Searsport. Lucinda Hathaway teaches kids how to make one, and reads from her children's sailing adventure books. Free with admission.
• Masterclass for Young Maine Cellists and Chamber Musicians, Fri., Aug. 8, 3 p.m., Schooner Cove Retirement Community, Damariscotta. Cellist Sophie Shao gives the public music lesson. FMI: 522-3749 or SaltBayChamberFest.org.
• "Funny Ha-Ha: A Random Act of Amusement for Everyone," Fri., Aug. 8, 7-10 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. The "all-ages, multisensory, immersive party-event" is designed for kids and adults. With a comedy Open Mic for kids, a "Don't Laugh" challenge, a Dad dance-off, "Pin the Tail on Your Mom" game, and kid-on-adult face painting. $5/$3 under 13/"crawlers" free.
• Free Children's ID Program, Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. The CHIP program for families with kids under 12 takes less than half an hour and can be used in the unlikely event that a child goes missing. It's part of Searsmont's Bicentennial Day, featuring kids' activities and a bounce house.
• Teddy Bears' Picnic, Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union. Calling all kids and their stuffed creatures for games, activities and snacks. Free. FMI: 785-4733.

ONGOING:

• Free Meals & Summer Fun,
for all kids 18 and under, now being offered by the Summer Food Service Program & USDA. Meals must be eaten on-site. FMI: 563-1330 or programs@HealthyLincolnCounty.org. Schedule: • 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. • Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, Mondays-Thursdays through July 31. Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Lunch noon-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 of Bristol, Fridays through Aug. 22. Breakfast 10-10:30 a.m. Lunch 1-1:30 p.m. • Thompson Community Center, one week only, July 21-25. Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch noon-1 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.
• Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.

FILM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 7:


• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Chef," "Snowpiercer," "Planes: Fire and Rescue."
• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10,
Thomaston: "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Lucy," "And So It Goes," "The Purge: Anarchy," "Sex Tape," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Hercules," "Planes: Fire and Rescue," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Earth to Echo," "Tammy."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: "Endless Summer," "Begin Again," "Jersey Boys," "Chef." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net or 633-0438.
• LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "Ida." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org or 563-3424.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Finding Fela." FMI: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:

• "From Mao to Mozart,"
7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Oscar-winning doc about violinist Isaac Stern's trip to China and the master classes he gave there. Free.
• "A Very Long Engagement," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. A young Frenchwoman who's told her fiance is missing in action doesn't believe the official story and tries to find out what really happened to him. Free.
• "For No Good Reason," 8 p.m., First Friday Film series at Rockland's Strand Theatre, shown in collaboration with the Farnsworth Art Museum. Documentary about the life of British artist Ralph Steadman. $8.50/$7.50 members.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:

• "Stardust,"
7:30 p.m., Friends of the Thomaston Public Library's Movies on the Green series features family-friendly films shown on the wall of the old Maine State Prison. This one's about a man who promises his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star from a magical land. Bring a chair or blanket and bug spray. Popcorn on sale for $1. Rain date: following Saturday.
• "Finding Fela," 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. A documentary about Nigerian artist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who created a musical movement called Afrobeat to express his revolutionary political opinions in the 1970s and 1980s. Q&Q with director Alex Gibney follows. $8.50.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4:

• "Rope,"
7 p.m., By Popular Demand film series at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. In this Hitchcock thriller, two men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in the apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party to challenge their "perfect" crime. Suggested $5 donation.
• "37 Days," 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The BBC documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I. Free.
• "Glory," 8:15 p.m., Monday Night Movies in the Park in the Camden Amphitheatre. Denzel Washington stars in this story about the valor of the first unit of what became known as the U.S. Colored Troops. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Rain moves it into the library. Free.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7:

• "100: Head/Heart/Feet,"
7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The documentary on "ultra-running" focuses on Mainer Zak Wieluns as he trains for and competes in a 100-mile race in Vermont. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. $8/$6 members and those 18 and under.

COMING UP:

• "School's Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten,"
Sun., Aug. 10, 4 p.m., Ashwood Waldorf School. Best Short Film at Colorado Environmental Film Festival. This film is for adults. Childcare will be provided. Free. Registration: info@AshwoodWaldorf.org or 236-8021.




ART

THURSDAY, JULY 31:


• Schoodic Arts Festival,
through Aug. 10, with dozens of workshops and live performances by Bumbershoot and others. Free Brown Bag Lunch events run daily at noon at Prospect Harbor Community Center. Workshop genres include dance, crafts and writing. FMI: 963-2569 or SchoodicArtsForAll.org.
• Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Stroll along Creamery Pier, through the village to visit galleries and hear sidewalk musicians. Hop on the Woodfield Farm wagon for a tour that passes the new Wiscasset Museum in the Streets landmark signs.
• Summer Arts Exhibit, Sylvan Gallery, 60 Main St., Wiscasset. The gallery will rotate pieces by its 18 artists through Sept. 21. It will be open until 7:30 p.m., Thursdays throughout August.
• "Nancy Depew: Inside the Forest," Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. Her show of realistic forest oil paintings opens. Also on Thurs., July 31, from 5-7:30 p.m., a reception for Roger Dale Brown opens his show "Painting Maine." Through Aug. 30.
• Reception to Open Three Shows, Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, 5-7 p.m. The shows are: "Tom Curry: Islands," "Boats and Harbors: Paintings by William Irvine, Henry Isaacs and David Witbeck," and "George Pearlman: Pottery." All three run through Aug. 30.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:

• Sally Loughride Show in Rockland,
Archipelago Gallery. New oils and pastels by the South Bristol artist will be on display throughout August.
• Wakefield Show in Rockport, Barb Jackson Studion and Gallery, 22 Central St. Martha Wakefield is the guest artist for the month of August. Reception: Thurs., Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m.
• First Fridays Art Tour in Boothbay Region, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The self-guided tour features 14 galleries. The Boothbay Harbor Chamber Guide Art Trail Map lists them. FMI: 633-7025.
• Gallery Tour of "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea," 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. It's led by the show's curator, Angela Waldron. Free with admission. No need to register.
• Reception Opens "The Maine Story," 5-7 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. The exhibit features 120 works by 90 Maine artists. Through Aug. 28.
• Reception for Marc Leavitt, 5-8 p.m., Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. His solo show of multilayered abstracts runs to the end of August.
• Reception to Open "Living in These Bodies" Part II, 5-8 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. The show by Elizabeth Jabar, Colleen Kinsella, Lesia Sochor, Deborah Olin and Lorena Salcedo-Watson runs through August 30. Jabar and Kinsella will lead a workshop Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., called "Image Traffic: Printmaking and the Appropriated Image." FMI: Waterfall Arts.org.
• Talk on Albert Pucci Retrospective, 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. Gora Pucci, who helped curate the retrospective, gives a talk about her husband's art. Through Oct. 4.
• 15th Annual Maine Art Show, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-3, St. Andrew's Church Parish House, Cross & Glidden, Newcastle. A reception will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. The show will be on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days. FMI: MaineArtShow.weebly.com.
• "John Vander: My House and Garden," Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. His show of painting/collages will be on display August 1 to Sept. 3. An artist's reception will be held Sat., Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m., with refreshments and a jazz pianist.
• Arts in the Barn Reception & Show, Cushing Historical Society, Hathorne Point Road. A reception 5-7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1, opens the show featuring Trish Weisbrot's paintings, Candace Crosby-Rogers' pottery and Matt Rogers' photography. The show runs 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sat. & Sun., Aug. 2 & 3.
• Angela Anderson Reception & Show, Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Martins-ville. A reception 5-7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1, opens the Port Clyde artist's show of circus paintings and portraits. The show runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Aug. 3.
• Reception for Sarah Wilde, 5-7 p.m., River Arts' West Gallery, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. The Walpole artist's show features landscapes and seascapes.
• Reception to Open Hamilton Retrospective, 5-7 p.m., Port Clyde Art Gallery. The show features work by the late Robert Hamilton. Public welcome.
• First Friday Art Walk in Rockland, with receptions from 5-8 p.m. at the following galleries:
• Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St. (at Route 73). A show by three artists: Meryl Learnihan, Katharine Woodman-Maynard and photographer Leslie Stager. • Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. "Color Vision," a solo exhibit of 54 new paintings by Irma Cerese. Through Sept. 28. • CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. A show of pottery by Autumn Cipala, Lissa Hunter, Hanako Nakazato, George Pearlman, Simon van der Ven and Dudley Zopp. Through Sept. 4. • Jonathan Frost Gallery, 279 Main St. Pam Cabañas's show of large pastels, "Tidal Affair," which hangs through Sept. 2. Pianist Steve Lindsay will play. • Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. "Rose Umerlik: Before, During, and After." Through Sept. 2. • Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Photos by Joan Wright. Graphite, ink and pastel abstracts by Jill Caldwell. Still-lifes by Sandra Leinonen Dunn. Wood sculptures by Roger Barry. • Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St. Three exhibits: "Colin Page: Summer," "Eric Hopkins: Atmospheres," and works by Tadashi Moriyama. All three continue through Aug. 31. • Gray Fox Gallery, 429 Main St. Ashley will be painting on-site. • Michael Good Gallery, 499 Main St. Three-dimensional art by Joel Cooper, Sarah Doremus and Greg Pinto. • Studio V Pole Dance & Aerial Fitness, 407 Main St., will have dance performances at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:

• 9th Annual Paint the Town,
Waldoboro. Artists will spend the day making pictures that will be displayed at a 5 p.m. preview reception at Waldo Theatre, prior to the Fresh Art Auction. Joseph Fiore's "Stone Circle" will also be on display. FMI: TidemarkGallery.com.
• John Paul Caponigro Open Studio, 73 Cross Point Road, Cushing, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., both days. He presents new photos as well as books, prints, drawings and paintings, and gives a talk each day at 2 p.m.
• David Vickery Open Studio, 5 Maloney Lane, Cushing, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Signs to his home studio will be posted.
• Mort "Double Vision" Open Studio, Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road, Port Clyde, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Greg Mort and John Mort host the event. With a 1 p.m. presentation Saturday on how "Double Vision" became one of their themes.
• Talk & Demo by Painter Roger Dale Brown, 10 a.m.-noon, Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. He'll tell stories about his painting expeditions, then give a demo of his plein-air technique. The free event runs in conjunction with his solo exhibit "Painting Maine." Through Aug. 30.
• Reception for Linda Norton, 2 p.m., Camden Library's Picker Room, to open her show of maritime watercolors.
• Alabama Quilters in Searsport, 3-5 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum. Quilters China Pettway, Stella Mae Pettway, Revil Mosley and Lucy Mingo will be on hand for the opening of their exhibit, "Do It Your Way: Gee's Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine." Through Sept. 7.
• Reception for Elizabeth Yamin & Karen Jelenfy, 4-6 p.m., WORKS, 21 East Main St., Searsport. "Recent Paintings," Through Aug. 29.
• Reception to Open Four CMCA Shows, 5-7 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. The shows are "Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire," "Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work," "Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown" and "Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win." Through Sept. 20.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:

• Marcia Furman Show Opens,
Rising Tide Cooperative Market, Damariscotta. Exhibit runs Aug. 3-30. A wine tasting and reception will be held Fri., Aug. 8, from 4-6 p.m.
• Reception for Tim Sullivan, noon-3 p.m., Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston. It's held in conjunction with the First Sunday Jazz Jam. Sullivan's show of midcoast landscape photos hangs all month.
• Reception for Barbara Ernst Prey, 6-8 p.m., Blue Water Fine Arts, Main Street, Port Clyde. New landscapes and large-scale works, "American Contemporary." Through Aug. 31.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4:

• 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: "Marshall Point Light."

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6:

• Paul & John Paul Caponigro Show,
Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St., Rockport. "Two Generations" shows over 24 images each by the father and son. It hangs Aug. 6-30. A reception will be held Tues., Aug. 12, from 5-6:30 p.m.
• Paper Marbling & Bookbinding Workshop, Weds. & Thurs., Aug. 6 & 7, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., both days. Cynthia McGuirl leads it at the Farnsworth Art Museum's Gamble Education Center, corner of Union & Grace streets, Rockland. $130/$112 members. Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org or 596-0949.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7:

• Book Signing with Jamie Wyeth,
2-4 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum's Wyeth Center, Rockland. Wyeth and Susan Goldman Rubin, author of "Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family," will sign copies of the new book.
• 75th Annual North Haven Art Show, Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 7-10, in North Haven Library's galleries, the American Legion Hall and North Haven Gallery. A preview reception 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the library will feature wine and fine food. $10 suggested fee covers a year's Art Association membership. Early bird sale 9 a.m., Fri.; regular sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. & Sat. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun. FMI: ArtAssociation.NorthHavenLibrary.org.

COMING UP:

• "Choosings" Opening and ArtTalk,
Fri., Aug. 8, Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. A reception from 5-7 p.m. opens the show by David Estey, Harold Garde and Kathleen Florance. They give a talk from 7-8 p.m. Through Aug. 30.
• Jean Kigel's "Eastern Views," Fri.-Sun., Aug. 8-10, Brick House Gallery, 176 Winslow Mills Road (Route 32), Waldoboro. Her 16th annual show runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. A reception will be held 5-7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 8.
• Björn Runquist Open Studio, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 8-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. all three days, Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Port Clyde. A reception will be held Fri., Aug. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m.
• 23rd Annual Art at the Beach, Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Whales Tooth Pub grounds in Lincolnville Beach, Route 1. Local artists offer fine oils, watercolors and photos. Rain date is Aug. 10.
• Art Gallery Saturday, Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m. Tidemark and Philippe Guillerm galleries in Waldoboro and Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship will be open.
• Samoset Fine Craft Show, (formerly the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show), 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 9, & 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., August 10. The invitational features work by 40 Maine fine craftspeople. With jewelry, home goods, blown glass and more. $5 admission/under 18 free.
• Watercolor Demo by Bird Painter, Sat., Aug. 9, 4-5:30 p.m., Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta. Wildlife painter Steve Hamlin demonstrates his wet-in-wet background technique and discusses masking and texture techniques. Free.
• "Inspired by the Earth" Reception, Sat., Aug. 9, 4-7 p.m., Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road, Friendship. A group show of art and fine crafts.
• CMCA 2014 Distinguished Lecture, Sun., Aug. 10, 5 p.m., Rockport Opera House, 18 Central St. Art critic and poet John Yau speaks on "An Alternate History of the New York Art World, 1955 to the Present." Reception follows at CMCA. Tickets, $12/$8 CMCA members, at door or 236-2875.

ONGOING:

• 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, Sears-port. "Eric Hopkins: Shells - Fish - Shellfish." Through Oct. 19.
• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island," through Aug. 3. "Andrea Sulzer: throughoutsideways," through August 24. "Richard Estes' Realism," through Sept. 7.

PUBLIC MEALS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:


• Summer Public Picnic,
5 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Barbecued, pulled chicken and all the fixings, topped off by homemade pie. $9/$4 ages 5-12.
• Bean & Casserole Supper, 5:30 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. $8/$5 under 12.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:

• God & Country Cookout,
5-7 p.m., Faith Temple Church of God, Belfast, 189 Lincolnville Ave. (Route 52). Hot dogs, lemonade and more. Bring a lawn chair.

BOOK, BAKE & TAG SALES

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:


• Useful Clothing Sale in Cushing,
7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road. FMI: 354-6679.
• Cushing Library Book Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Large variety of fiction and nonfiction as well as vintage and new movies on DVD. The library is in the Community Building, 39 Cross St.
• Auction & Bake Sale in Morrill, Morrill Volunteer Fire Department. Bake sale 8 a.m./auction 10 a.m. Funds used for training and equipment.
• Fair & Lawn Party in Newcastle, St. Andrew's Church Parish House grounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. With lobster rolls & baked goods, plants, jewelry, silent auction and tent full of high-quality used items. Helps the church's Outreach Committee. While you're there, check out the Maine Art Show in the Parish House.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:

• Barn Sale in Bremen,
9 a.m. The sale benefitting Medomak Valley Land Trust will be held on the property of Dan and Suzanne Goldenson on Route 32, near Webber Pond and a quarter mile north of Biscay Road. With antiques, collectibles and other "barn finds" including wicker furniture, majolica pottery, china, glass and cartons to rummage through.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6:

• Annual Fisherman Doll Fair,
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Port Clyde Baptist Church, Route 131. The Sewing Circle sells an array of dolls, from fishermen to mermaids, in a variety of sizes. With other crafts, baked goods and a flea market, too.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JULY 31:


• New HQ for Knox County GOP,
297 Commercial St. (Route 1), Rockport. Doors open at 2 p.m. Signs and candidate literature will be available. Volunteer positions available. August hours will be Wednesdays to Fridays, from 2-6 p.m.
• Seaport Community Health Open House, 3:30-6:30 p.m., 53 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. See the new location and learn about expanded hours and services.
• Potluck & Harts Neck Video, St. George Historical Society, Town Office building. After the 6:30 p.m. potluck, the Historical Society meets and shows a video taken of a 1994 panel discussion on Harts Neck. All are welcome.
• "The Gulf of Maine - It's a Habitat First," 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Conservationist and right whale expert Mark Dittrick gives the talk. $10/$8 members.
• "Maine During the Civil War," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Historian Lee Webb kicks off the library's Civil War series with a talk about Maine's economics and divided politics.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1:

• Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Display at Rockland Library,
throughout August, with inductees from the classes of 2007 to 2009 on view Aug. 1-15, and the remaining classes on view Aug. 16-31.
• Outdoor Meditation Class, 9 a.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Sarah Roe leads the group that will meet Fridays through Aug. 15. $15 ea./$10 for members. Sign up for as many as you like: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.
• COPD and Exercise Workshop, 10 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Personal trainer Robin Maginn on the benefits of exercise for those with COPD, and on precautions, medical clearance and different modes of exercise. $10. Registration: 563-1363.
• Celebrate Recovery in Belfast, 5:30 p.m., Christ the King Church. Free; supper provided. The group deals with dependence on relationships, emotions, chemicals, food, sex, technology, etc. FMI: 322-9315.
• Friday Evening Vespers Series, Searsmont Seventh Day Adventist Church, Route 131, Searsmont, 7-8:30 p.m. With refreshments and a DVD series by Pastor Walter Veith. FMI: 441-8381.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:

• Old Broad Bay Family History Association Annual Meeting,
UMaine Cooperative Extension, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. 9 a.m. business meeting, 10 a.m. program by Laurie LeBar of the Maine State Museum on "Maine Voices from the Civil War." Lunch served afterward. $5 donation at the door.
• Lake Megunticook Paddle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, PFD, and lunch for the free Natural Resources Council of Maine paddle. Meet at the boat launch on Route 105. Let them know if you plan to attend: 800-287-2345.
• Lincoln County Rifle Club Open House, 431 Main St., Damariscotta, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All are invited to see the indoor and outdoor ranges and shoot shotguns, hunting rifles, black powder rifles and 22LR pistols. Children under 18 are welcome but must be with an adult at all times. Registration 10 a.m. A hot dog lunch and cold drinks will be available. Safety gear will be provided. FMI: LincolnCountyRifleClub.com or 790-0171.
• Jefferson Historical Society Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road. Lakes and ponds are the focus of this year's exhibit, with photos showing early fishing lodges and cottages and artifacts from the River Belle, a steamboat that plied local waters. With a free ice-cream social. Weather permitting, Sully's Hotdog and Brats Wagon will roll up. FMI: 549-5258.
• Rolling Talk on Great Grains, Good Tern Co-op, Rockland. Tara Hire of Monhegan Wellness discusses gluten intolerance 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Stop by any time during the two hours to learn more.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3:

• "Freshwater Macroinvertebrates at HVNC,"
1-3 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Dr. Dan Townsend leads the on-site class in the Summer Naturalist Series. Next up is Ted Elliman's "Wetland Plants: A Closer Look," on Sun., Aug. 10, also 1-3 p.m. Suggested $12 donation/$10 members. Register at hvnc.org. FMI: 200-8840.
• Old German Church Annual Service, 3 p.m., Route 32 South, Waldoboro. The church is open 1-4 p.m. daily throughout August. FMI: 832-7742.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4:

• Death Cafe Damariscotta,
9-10:30 a.m., Savory Maine, 11 Water St. The open group is a safe place to have a lively conversation about death. Reservations: 633-4432. Free; donations appreciated.
• Visit to Outdoor Model Railroad, 3 p.m. Spectrum Generations Coastal Center in Damariscotta sponsors the trip to Jack Dexter's Edgecomb home, where he'll have four trains running on the 60-foot tracks. Lemonade and cookies will be served. $5. Register by 4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1: 563-1363. Rain date: Tues., Aug. 5.
• "Bipartisanship: A Mixed Blessing?" 7 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. A talk with Ross Baker, professor of political science at Rutgers University. Free and open to all.
• "The Indian Canoe Routes of Maine," Contented Sole Restaurant at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. David Cook's talk will also focus on birch bark canoes and how they were constructed. $5/members free.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5:

• Trail Tuesday at Ovens Mouth East Preserve,
10-11:30 a.m. Join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for the social hike. Meet at the trailhead parking lot at the end of Dover Road, Boothbay.
• Parkinson's Support Group Meeting, noon-1:45 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Patricia LaVallee will talk about Pen Bay Medical Center's new Care Transitions team, which gives adult Medicare patients the support they need for a comfortable return home after a hospital stay. FMI: 594-1637.
• "Tending the Perennial Garden," noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wendy Andresen presents another installment in her series, with a focus on seed collection. $5/members free.
• "Investing for Dummies" Workshop, 2 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Retired securities attorney Dave Clemens leads it. $5. Registration: 563-1363.
• Tour of Washington Advent Christian Camp, 3 p.m. Author Deb Cooper Harding leads the tour and relates the camp's history at this Washington Historical Society outing on which the public is welcome. If staying for dinner in the Boarding House, sign up before Sun., Aug. 3: 845-2661.
• Potluck to Welcome English Immersion Students, 6 p.m. Bring a dish to Penobscot School in Rockland to welcome students from Germany, Japan and Mexico, who will be here for three weeks.
• "What Is This Old Thing?" 7 p.m., Dr. Campbell House & Museum, 225 Main St., Warren village. Auctioneer and appraiser Bruce Gamage will examine your small item (or photo of a large item) and tell you what it is. Free. Open to all.
• Co-Dependency Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. Open meeting. FMI: 230-8119.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6:

• "Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation,"
Weds. & Thurs., Aug. 6 & 7, Searsport. Sponsored by Penobscot Marine Museum and the Massachusetts Historical Society, the workshop for teachers, librarians and history enthusiasts will explore how to use local resources to examine issues with a national focus. $25 covers lunch both days. Registration: education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.
• Paddle to Indiantown Island Preserve, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (rescheduled from July 24). Join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for the paddle along the Sheepscot River to the island. Leaves from Knickercane Boat Launch off the bridge on Barters Island Road, Boothbay. Best for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Bring water, snacks, sunblock, a PFD and a canoe or kayak. Registration required: 633-4818 or brlt@bbrlt.org.
• "Spirit-Finger Knitting to Cure Empty Nest Syndrome," 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. The workshop for ages 8 and up is led by New Craft Artists in Action. To sign up, stop by the library or call 372-8961.
• Lunch and Learn Series, 11:15 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Alison Rieser will present a program on how scientists studying sea turtles in the 1960s tried to save them from going extinct due to the popularity of green turtle soup. Her program is based on her 2012 book "The Case of the Green Turtle: An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon." $6 under 60/$5 age 60 and up. RSVP by noon, Mon., Aug. 4: 563-1363.
• Family Caregiver Support Group, noon, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Free; donations appreciated.
• Medicinal Herb Garden Walk, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport, with Deb Soule. Free; donations welcome. Also, Lynette Breton gives a talk on "The Pressed Plant: Preserving Specimens for Art and Observation," as part of the Living Earth, Living Soul series. $10 suggested donation. FMI: 594-0694 or AvenaBotanicals.com.
• Public Meeting on Plan to Replace Washington Street Bridge in Camden,6 p.m., Camden Town Office. Maine DOT reps will be present to hear concerns and comments and answer questions about the plan to replace Bakery Bridge over the Megunticook River.
• "Do You Know Where Your Seed Comes From? Why Does It Matter?" 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Fedco Seeds founder C.R. Lawn gives the free talk. Open to all.
• "One Island, One Ocean," 7 p.m., Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bay View St. Author Herb McCormick gives the talk in the club's Sunset Seminar series. The public is invited. He'll sign copies of his book, "One Island, One Ocean," at The Owl and Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden, from 2-4 p.m. the same day.
• Herbal Revolution Founder to Speak,7 p.m., Lincolnville Library, 208 Main St. Kathi Langelier presents the free program on self empowerment and health.
• "Testing Yourself for Food Sensitivities," 7 p.m., Vibrant Life Wellness Center, 91 Camden St., Suite 301, Rockland. Dr. Susan Miller shows you how to use muscle testing to learn which foods make you strong or weak. FMI: 563-6060.
• Presentation of Vintage Photos of Newcastle & Damariscotta, 7:30 p.m., Newcastle Community Room (attached to the fire station), River Road. The public is welcome to help the Newcastle Historical Society identify some of the people and places in the vast collection. Free. Refreshments after the presentation.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7:

• Walk in Whitefield Salmon Preserve,
9 a.m. Naturalist Kit Pfeiffer leads the easy-to-moderate two-mile walk through pines and along the Sheepscot River. The gravel parking area is off Howe Road. FMI: 586-5616 or Sheepscot.org.
• Knotted Netting Demo in Searsport, Penobscot Marine Museum. Stephanie Crossman will be on hand from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. showing the ancient craft that's still used today to make fishing nets, hammocks and bags. Free with admission.
• Cooking for Crowds Workshop, noon-4 p.m., UMaine Extension Penobscot County Office, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor. Learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food at soup kitchens, church functions, food pantries and community fundraisers. $15; scholarships available. Register online at UMaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds or bring a check to class. FMI: 342-5971.
• Talk on Veterans' Benefits, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, Damariscotta. Conrad Edwards of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services discusses the many state and federal benefits available to veterans and their widows and dependents. Registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated: 563-1363.
• Tech Workshop in Union, 2 p.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Road. Bring questions and devices and go hands-on with ebooks, Facebook, etc. Topics to be chosen by participants. Free.
• "When Maine Built Draggers, Carriers and Smacks," 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St., Searsport. Maritime historians Maynard Bray, Michael Crowley and David Andrews discuss Maine's commercial fishing vessel heyday from 1930-1980. $10/$8 members: 548-2529 or PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.

COMING UP:

• "Herbal and Drug Interactions: An Emerging Issue,"
Fri., Aug. 8, 11 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Pharmacist Amelia Arnold gives the talk. $5.
• Roosevelt Campobello Park to Celebrate 50th Anniversary, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 8-10. Highlights include an open house at Fireside Restaurant in the international park from 1-3 p.m., Fri. and a concert by the Sea Chanters Chorus at 11 a.m., Sat, on the ocean side of Roosevelt Cottage. Both are free. FMI: fdr.net or 506-752-2922.
• Gospel Tent Meetings in Waldoboro, 7 p.m., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 8 & 9, and 6 p.m., Sun., August 10. The meetings in the parking lot of Maine Top Mill, across from Ralph's Homes, will open with music by Heaven's Blend. Pastor Tom Rawley will speak Friday and evangelist Bill MacFee will speak Saturday and Sunday. Bring a lawn chair.
• Walk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about the center's birds, trees and flowers on the walk co-sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Camden Conservation Commission. Meet in front of the office. No need to register.
• Explore Sears Island Geology, Sat., Aug. 9. Dr. Stephen Norton gives a slide talk from 11 a.m.-noon in Penobscot Marine Museum's Old Vestry Building, Searsport. After a lunch break, he'll lead a hike on Sears Island to examine its exposed coastal rock formations. Attend one or both free sessions co-sponsored by Friends of Sears Island and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. No dogs. RSVP if possible: 855-884-2284 or GreenwayCenter@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

• Midcoast Farmers' Markets,
with local, organic artisan foods and crafts. Many accept EBT: • Belfast, Frid., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts. The Aug. 8 market features Emily Puthoff and Elena Sniezek, who are traveling in a camper & having conversations with people about "progress" & posting it on WayFindingSeries.com. Brooks, Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marsh River Coop (formerly Paul's True Value Hardware). 25 percent off EBT purchases. • Camden, Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, and Wed., 3:30-6 p.m., upper parking lot behind Knox Mill. • Lincolnville, Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on the lawn at Dot's Market, Route 1 near Lincolnville Beach. • Martinsville, Thurs., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Route 131. • Rockland, Thurs., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbor Park. Also in Rockland, the Youthlinks Student Garden Army Farmstand, Wed., 9-11 a.m. • Searsport, Tues., 2:30-5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum crescent, Rte.1. Through mid-Oct. • Thomaston, Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., behind the Academy building. • Union, Fri., 3-6 p.m., Union Common. The July 25 market features local artists and music. • Unity, Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Community Center. • Waldoboro, Wed., 3-6 p.m., Cider Hill Farm, Main Street, west of the village. • Washington, Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. Through mid-December.
• 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.
• Free "Medicare for Everyone" Seminars in August, Mon., Aug. 25, 2 p.m., at Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. Rockland. Registration required: 596-0339. It's also held Tues., Aug.t 19, 6 p.m., Warren Library, 282 Main St.
• Belfast Chess Club, Mon., 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Mon., 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Mon., 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
• Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Mon., 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mon., 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, Tues., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland.
• Keep Moving Exercise Class, Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 596-0339.
• Ukes Rock! Open Ukulele Jam, Tues., 6-7:30 p.m., Suite 203, 417 Main St., Rockland. Free. All welcome.
• Dancing Xigong, Tues. through Aug., 9-9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. FMI: 236-8732.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tues., 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 Tues., noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Bring a bag lunch. FMI: 594-1637.
• Genealogy Club, first Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tues., 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 Tues., 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tues., 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tues. 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 Tues., 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 Tues., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tues., 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
• Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tues., 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, Wed., 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. FMI: 596-0339.
• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wed., doors open 4:30 p.m., drawings 6:20 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m.
• Stress Reduction Sessions, Wed., 4:15 p.m., Bok Medical Building. Ear acupuncture, chair massage and reflexology. Free. FMI: 594-6993.
• Family Movie Night, Wed., Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wed., 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
• Hump Day Open Mic in Rockland, Wed., 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 Wed., 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 Wed., 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, Thurs., 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thurs., 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Rte. 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
• Celebrate Recovery, Thurs., 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, Thurs., 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 6 p.m.
• Celtic Band Jam, Thurs., Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thurs., 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 Thurs., 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 Thurs., distribution for pet owners in need 1-3 p.m., Amity Masonic Lodge, 361 Main St., Rockport. FMI: 763-4291 or ppetp@tidewater.net.
• Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thur., 7-9 p.m., Main St., Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-1034.
• NAMI Support Group, third Thurs., 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426 or -9877.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thurs., 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
• Donuts, Coffee, Conversation, Fri., 9 a.m. Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. $1.
Qi Gong at Thomaston Academy, Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chinese exercise for all ages. FMI: 354-2453.
• Free Pole Dancing Classes, Fri., 5:30 p.m., Studio V, 407 Main St., Rockland. Through August. FMI: 941-718-0847.
• Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Sat., 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
• Meditation Group, Sat., 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
• Useful Clothing Sale, Sat. through Sept. 13, 7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Rd., Cushing. FMI: 354-6679.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Sat., 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Sat., 9-11 a.m., 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 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 Sundays, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.



















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