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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning February 26
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, FEBRUARY 26:


• Pre-Registration Party for 3rd Annual WinterKids Downhill 24,
4-7 p.m., Portland Pie Company, Portland. Skiers and snowboarders can sign up for the D24 and get a free pint of Shipyard beer. The WinterKids Downhill 24 is set for Sat. & Sun., March 7 & 8, at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. FMI: D24.org.
• International Folk Dance in Belfast, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts. Free. Beginners welcome. FMI: 218-1066.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

As It Is in Heaven,
Rockport Opera House. Feb. 27, 28 & Mar. 1: Fri. & Sat. shows 7 p.m., Sun. show 2 p.m. Presented in association with Farnsworth Art Museum and its Shaker exhibit. $20-$25 tix/$5 off for Farnsworth members: Owl & Turtle, HAV II, Camden; Over the Rainbow Yarn, Rockland; Bella Books, Belfast; 236-0173; EverymanRep.org; and door.
• Pecha Kucha in Northport, 7 p.m., Blue Goose, 1184 Atlantic Highway. Presenters include a boat captain, historian and community organizer. $5 at door.
• "Happy Birthday, Henry," 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Students and community members pay tribute by sharing favorite poems in the final event of Longfellow Days 2015. Free.
• The Royal Bones Play Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. Bangor-based indie rock duo.
• Eric Green and Justice for the River, 7:30 p.m., Community Supported Music Series at Camden Opera House. Green opens, then is joined by Nick Bear, Lawton Mann and Jason Mitchell to play American roots music. Tix, $10/free under 12: CamdenOperaHouse.com, 470-7066 or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays/Camden Town Office.
• Irish Group Altan, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 adv. tix: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-6855. $30 day of show.
• Married with Chitlins to Play, 8 p.m., The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro. Folk, rock, Americana. No cover.
• 8th Annual Karl's Kids Ski Day, Fri. & Sat., Feb. 27 & 28, Sugarloaf. Silent auction, discounted lift tix, race with prizes, and more to raise money for Lincoln County kids who can't afford equipment, uniforms needed to take part in athletics. FMI: KarlsKids.org or 522-4369.
Venus in Fur, Fri. & Sat., Feb. 27 & 28, 8 p.m., and Sun., March 1, 5 p.m., The Playhouse, 107 Main St., Belfast. Adult content. Tix, $15/$12 seniors: 370-7592 or MidcoastActors.org.
Love Letters, Fri. & Sat., Feb. 27 & 28 and March 6 & 7, at 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Belfast. Cold Comfort Theater presents the A.R. Gurney play. FMI: 930-7244 or ColdComfortTheater.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

• Maine State Music Theatre Adult and Performance Intern Auditions,
by appointment between 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 22 Elm St., Brunswick. FMI: msmt.org.
• Musical Celebration of Alice McCartney's Life, 2 p.m., Aldersgate UMC, Rte. 17 (across from Chickawaukie Lake), Rockland. With performances by her daughter, vocalist Lynn McCartney, the chancel and bell choirs, and others. Alice McCartney died Nov. 24, 2014.
• Celebration of Henry Longfellow, 2 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Cake, crafts, Longfellow readings with former State Rep. Herb Adams, and giveaways. Free. He would have turned 208 on Feb. 27.
• "Raise the Roof" Contra Dance, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland. Chrissy Fowler calls. Barefoot plays. 6 p.m. lesson and light Café Miranda dinner. 7 p.m. dance. $10/$8 students/$20 dinner & dance tix: HAV II, Camden Real Estate Company and Jaret and Cohn Real Estate in Rockland. FMI: 542-1990.
• By the Bay Jazz Trio to Play, 6-9 p.m., Quarry Tavern, 21 Mechanic St., Tenants Harbor. FMI: EastWindInn.com.
• MidCoast Swing Dance in Camden, High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St. Free lesson 7 p.m. Dance with music by The Cassidy Holden Trio 7:30 p.m. Open to all ages and dance styles. $9 admission.
• Tom Albury Performs in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. "Prog-folk for the throngs."
• "The Best of Bach" in Portland, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Oratorio Chorale and Maine Chamber Ensemble celebrate Bach's 330th birthday. $20 adv. tix: OratorioChorale.org. $25 door.
• 3rd Annual SnowBall, Water's Edge Banquet Center. Semi-formal. Dance music by Midlife Crisis, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, raffle, silent auction. Benefits Lincoln County Animal Shelter. $35 tix: eventbrite.com or The First, Damariscotta. $10 transport stops in Bristol, Damariscotta, Boothbay. FMI: 613-5295 or LincolnCountySpark@gmail.com.
• 10th Annual Cabin Fever Reliever Free Outdoor Recreation Fair, Sat., Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., March 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brewer Auditorium. 40 exhibitors with info on fly tying, snowmobiling and more. Speakers, including "North Woods Law" Warden Alan Curtis. FMI: PenobscotFlyFishers.com.
• Ancient Ones of Maine Sport & Gun Show, Sat., Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., March 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Augusta Armory, Western Ave. With guests from "North Woods Law" and O'Chang Comics.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

• Snowball Winter Festival in Belfast,
1-4 p.m., Waterfall Arts and adjoining Community Ice Rink. Free event with sledding, skating, snowshoeing, an indoor flea market, live music and more.
• "The Best of Bach" in Brunswick, 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church. The Oratorio Chorale and Maine Chamber Ensemble celebrate Bach's 330th birthday. $20 adv. tix: OratorioChorale.org. $25 door.
Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz, 3 p.m., Camden Opera House. (Postponed from Feb. 1.) English National Opera production. $16 tix: 470-7066, CamdenOperaHouse.com or Camden Town Offices 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
• Talk by Artist David Estey, 3-4:30 p.m., Winter Lyceum at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. He discusses his illustrated memoir, "Whoop and Drive 'er!" With a Q&A. Free. FMI: 338-9009.
• George Thorogood & The Destroyers, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Portland, $35 tix: StateTheatrePortland.com, 800-745-3000 or Cross Arena box office. $40 day of.

MONDAY, MARCH 2:

• "RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons,"
State Theatre, Portland. $25-$40 reserved seating/$60 VIP tix: StateTheatrePortland.com, 800-745-3000.
• Renowned Jazz Pianist Matthew Shipp to Play Free Concert, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3:

• Tour of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks,
Warren, 2:30 p.m. Followed by light refreshments and staff demo of hand plane techniques. $45/$35 Georges River Land Trust members: GeorgesRiver.org or 594-5166.
• "Flight of Passage" Author to Speak, 7-9 p.m., Boothbay Railway Village. Rinker Buck talks about his record-breaking coast-to-coast flight in 1966. $5 suggested donation.
• Free Music Jams in Thomaston, Academy Building gym. Tuesdays through May 26. Musicians, listeners, dancers welcome. Set-up 6:30 p.m. Music 7 p.m. FMI: 504-2745.
Flashdance the Musical, Broadway's Best in Bangor at Cross Insurance Center. Tix/times: BroadwaysBestInBangor.com.
• Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, 1 p.m. Encore of Met Opera Live in HD streamed to Rockland's Strand Theatre. FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5:

• "Green Drinks" Happy Hour,
5:30-7:30 p.m., Harvest Moon Pizza, 13 Friendship St., Waldoboro. For anyone who cares about local lands, waters and natural resources, hosted by Medomak Valley Land Trust, Medomak Arts Project and Harvest Moon Pizza. Free appetizers. Cash bar w/beer & wine. FMI: MedomakValley.org or 832-5570.
• Nat Hussey Performs, Camden Library Coffeehouse, 7 p.m. Folk, rock and blues originals. $6/$5 seniors and students.
• Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, Lincoln County Community Theater puts on performances Thurs., Fri., & Sat., March 5, 6 & 7, at 7:30 p.m., with additional 2 p.m. show Saturday.
• 40th Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum, Thurs.-Sat., March 5-7, Samoset Resort, Rockland. Open to public. No cost to attend seminars, trade show or auction. Events include hearing to gather public comments on Draft Amendment 3 for Northern Shrimp. FMI: MaineFishermensForum.org.

COMING UP:

• Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance,
Fri., March 6, American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St., Belfast. 6:30 p.m. community dance. $2/$1 kids. 8 p.m. contradance with Chrissy Fowler calling and music by JEMS. $10/$7 ages 13-20 and All-Comers/$4 kids. Bring a window fan to get $1 off. FMI: 338-0979 or BelfastFlyingShoes.org.
• "Hometown Hootenanny," Fri., March 6, 7 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. Annual gathering of musicians and more, who donate their time and talents to the hometown fundraiser. $10 adv. tix: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com. $15 day of show.
• First in Maths to Play, Fri., March 6, 8 p.m., The Narrows Tavern, Waldoboro. Pop and rock covers and originals. Special guest Michael Leyden. No cover.
• Odesza at Port City Music Hall, Sat., March 7, 9 p.m. $14 adv. tix: PortCityMusicHall.com or 800-745-3000. $16 day of.
• New Date for Knox County Winter Fishing Derby, now set for Sun., March 8. Fish from fresh waters within 50 miles of Beaver Lodge, Hope, must be "in the door" by 5 p.m. $2 tix/six for $10 to register each fish. Tix also register you for over $1,500 in door prizes. FMI: 542-9975.
• Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Sun., March 8, 1 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Bolshoi Ballet production streamed live from Moscow. $15/$10 students.
• Denny Williams to Perform, Sun., March 8, 2 p.m., Second Sunday music series at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St., Rockland. $10 at the door.
• Talk by Photog Peter Felsenthal, Thurs., March 12, 1 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Community Market), 323 Main St., Damariscotta. With slides from his recent book, "New Growth: A Portrait of Six Maine Organic Farms." Book signing follows. Free. FMI: 563-3207.
• Talk by Author Peter Pfeiffer, Thurs., March 12, 7 p.m., Camden Library. He reads from and discusses "Hard Chance: Tree Farming in Troubled Times."
• Comedian Hannibal Buress, Thurs., March 12, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Portland. He makes a stop on his Comedy Camisado Tour. $25-$30 tix: 800-745-3000 or StateTheatrePortland.com.
The Lonely Soldier: Women at War in Iraq, play presented by Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and performed at venues in Augusta, Portland and Bangor March 12-29. Dates, places, tix: hhrcMaine.org or 621-3530.
• Ellis Paul and Howie Day, Fri., March 13, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $20 adv. tix: RocklandStra-nd.com or 594-0070. $25 door.
• New Trekkapalooza Date, now set for Fri., March 27, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. All-ages, chem-free show with Battle of the Bands. $10 adv. tix: 594-5095 or Trekkers.org. $12 day of show.
• The Mallett Brothers Band & North of Nashville, Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m. Both bands hit the stage at Rockland's Strand Theatre. $18 adv. tix: RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070. $20 day of show.
• Walk MS in Camden, Sat., April 18. Check-in 9 a.m. at Cam-Rock Middle School, 34 Knowlton St. Walk 10 a.m. Individuals and teams have the option of walking 1- or 5-mile routes. FMI: WalkMSgne.org or 800-344-4867.
• 5th Annual Blueberry Cove 13.1, Sun., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Registration for the half marathon limited to 300 is open: Active.com. FMI: writer@midcoast.com.

CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26:


• Special Guest at Thomaston Library,
noon. Meg Rogers of Midcoast Music Together leads singing and dancing in lieu of the library's usual Story Hour.
• Free Papier-Maché Birds Workshop, 4 p.m., Arts for Kids and Their Families Series at Rockland Library. Susan Beebe teaches. All ages.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

• Snowman Competition in Union,
10 a.m.-noon, Vose Library. Kids of all ages are welcome to bring a shovel and decorations. With hot cocoa.
• "Hooked on Fishing" Clinic, Lily Pond on Aldermere Farm, Rockport. Free hands-on intro for kids 4-15 (who must be with an adult). Arrive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bait, tip-ups, skimmers and an auger available. Registration: 236-2739, jlucas@mcht.org.
• Black History Month Celebration, 10:30 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. Jan Zimmerman shares stories and engages kids in traditional African song and dance. Free with admission. Registration appreciated: 596-0300 or info@CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
• "Teen Book Talk" Launch Party, 1-3 p.m., Rockland Library. For kids 12-18: free pizza, games, a movie, and learn about Teen Book Talk, new on the library's website. Teens who record two talks get a $5 Amazon.com gift card while they last.
• Waldo County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament, 1-3:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Sponsored by Game Loft and UMaine Cooperative Extension. Ice cream finale. All welcome. FMI: 338-6447.
• Winter Fest at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, noon-3 p.m. Snowshoeing, sledding, dogsledding demo, warming hut, campfire with $1 hot dogs, free loaner skates and snowshoes.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

• Maine State Music Theatre Children's Auditions,
by appointment between 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 22 Elm St., Brunswick. FMI: msmt.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3:

• Free Children's Drawing Class,
4-5 p.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth provides materials and leads the Let's Draw Together! class for kids 6 and up (under 11 should be with an adult). This week's theme: The Iditarod and sled dogs. FMI: 596-0069.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5:

• "Self-Injurious Behaviors: The Facts and the Myths,"
3:30-5:30 p.m., Teen Mental Health Series at Rockland District Middle School. Free. Open to all. FMI: rsu13.org.

COMING UP:

• "Dr. Seuss's Birthday,"
Sat., March 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Vose Library, 392 Common Rd., Union. Kids of all ages invited to hear a Seuss story; snacks, coloring, games and activities. Open to all.
• "Bones, Baleen & Whale Ecology," Sat., March 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. People of all ages can assemble the skeleton of a juvenile minke whale, touch baleen and more. Free. To guarantee a spot, call 594-0600.
• Introduction to Fencing, Mon.,Mar. 9, 16, 23 and April 6. From 5-6 p.m. for 11 and younger, and 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 12 up at Midcoast Rec Center, Rte. 90, Rockport. Equipment provided. Classes limited to 15. $55. FMI: MidCoastRec.org.
• Free Show by Overboard, Fri., Mar. 27, 9:30 a.m., Camden Opera House. Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School invites middle school music teachers and students to see the Boston-based a capella group perform. FMI: 236-2823 or monica@BayChamberConcerts.org.
• MCC Youth Chorus, non-auditioned chorus for ages 11-17, to meet six Thursdays starting April 9, 4:45-5:45 p.m., at First Congregational Church, Camden. $50. MCC Children's Chorus, for ages 6-11, continues to meet Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the church. Registration is $80 and open to all. Scholarships/payment plans available. FMI: mccSings.org or 975 0582.

ONGOING:

• Umpire Training Offered,
for baseball and softball teams in grades 7-12. Training sessions by veteran umpires scheduled based on availability of candidates. You must pass a background check and have transportation. Application: MidcoastUmpires.com. FMI: 542-4403.
• Applications Being Taken for Wavus Girls Lead Program, for seventh- and eighth-grade girls for the class beginning August 2015. FMI: njk@kieve.org.
• Maine College of Art Three-Week Residential Pre-College Program, in Theater Arts and Visual Arts, for high school students, July 12-Aug. 1, on Portland campus. Application deadline is April 20. FMI: meca.edu/precollege.
• Coastal Children's Museum in Rockland Needs Volunteers, adults/Junior Volunteers 14 and up, in front office, with birthday parties, giving demos of Gulf of Maine Touch Tank, and with art and science workshops. FMI: 596-0300 or CoastalChildrensMuseum.org.
• Tours of Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport. Tour elementary through middle school classrooms 8:15-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May. See an early-childhood classroom 8:45-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays. You must register: 236-8021.
• Appleton Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m. With stories and a simple craft. FMI: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Barefoot Books Storytime, first Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston. Join Dena Davis for stories, songs and fun with puppets. All ages. FMI: 691-9621.
• Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.: • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., for babies to 2-year-olds and their siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., for kids 2-4 and their siblings.
• Camden Library Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds (older siblings welcome). Thursdays: 4- and 5-year-olds. Fridays: 2- and 3-year-olds. Saturdays: preschool to early-elementary-age kids.
• Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: • Preschool Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Stories, games and singing for toddlers and their siblings. • The Very Ready Reading Story Hour, first and third Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For very young learners, FMI: 548-2303.
• Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor: • Let's Get Cooking, lets kids plan and prepare weekly snacks: 3rd & 4th grade Tuesdays and 5th grade & up Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. • Open Art Studio, Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
• Liberty Library Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Mixed-age story time with songs, games, crafts and a snack.
• Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
• Rockland Library, 80 Union St.: • Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. • Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
• Rockland Play Days Story Time with Ashli Bickford, Camden Street, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $8.
• Rockland Toy Library Center, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Birth to age 5.
• Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.
• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. • Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. • Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for kids 4-5.
• Stockton Springs Library Story Hour, first & third Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. FMI: StocktonSpringsLibrary.org.
• Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.: • Read-Aloud Program, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. For kids 8-12 and their families. Listen and draw storyboards. • Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kids must be with an older family member.
• Vose Library Story Time, Union, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Stories and activities. FMI: 785-4733.
• Waldoboro Library: • Book Nook, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Chapter books read aloud for kids 8-12 and their families. • Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Miss Connie reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers. • Midcoast Music Together, third Monday, 10:30 a.m. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.
• Warren Library: • Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers. FMI: 273-2900.
• Warren Second Congregational Church Clothing Give-Away, first Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothes for newborns to 'tweens.
• Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.

FILM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26:


• "King of Masks,"
6 p.m., Pfander's Favorite Films at Rockland Library.
• "The Great Invisible," 7 p.m., CIFF Selects at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. Skype Q&A with director Margaret Brown follows screening of doc about 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill in Gulf of Mexico. Free. Open to the public.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 - THURSDAY, MARCH 5:

• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "Still Alice," "Fifty Shades of Grey." Subtitles on Sunday's movies.
• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "Focus," "The Lazarus Effect," "Birdman," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "McFarland, USA," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "American Sniper," "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Paddington," "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: "Still Alice." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net or 633-0438.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "The Imitation Game." FMI: 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

• Episode 8 of Season 5 of "Downton Abbey,"
2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free to the public.
• "Waterloo Bridge" 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Free.
• "Heavenly Creatures," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks in Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Free. Snow date: Feb. 28.
• "Fed Up," 7 p.m., Food and Farm Film Festival at FARMS Community Kitchen (above Rising Tide Community Market), Damariscotta. Free. Movies run Fridays through May 22. Schedule and trailer links: MEfarms.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

• "Annie,"
3 p.m., Camden Opera House. The original movie, suitable for all ages. Family tix are $5 (cash or check) and include popcorn. FMI: CamdenOperaHouse.com.
• "Pompeii from the British Museum," 3 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. HD broadcast showcasing the museum's "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit. $12.50.

MONDAY, MARCH 2:

• Films on Alan Magee, Cabot Lyford,
6:30 p.m., Maine Masters on Mondays film series at The Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston. Co-hosted by Georges River Land Trust. $5 suggested donation.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3:

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4:

• Munch and Movie,
eat lunch or dinner at King Eider's Pub, Damariscotta, any Wednesday during winter promo and get $2 voucher for a Lincoln Theater movie, good through June 1.

COMING UP:

• Rockland Shorts: An International Short Film Series Opens,
Fri., March 6, 5:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. An hour of shorts, under the banner "Scared Silly." $10/$8 Farnsworth members. Next entry in the series runs Sept. 4.
• "Miss Representation," Sat., March 7, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Doc on how the media contributes to misperceptions about the capabilities of women, followed by panel discussion with high school students. $10/$5 students.
• CIFF & Points North Documentary Forum, Sept. 17-20, 2015, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Camden International Film Festival will soon announce new programs outside of Fellowship and Festival. FMI:CamdenFilmFest.org.




ART

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26:


• Gallery Talk with Jacob Hessler,
5:30 p.m., Maine Media Workshops and College Gallery, Rockport. He discusses his show of photos, "Off Season." A reception follows. Through April 4.
• Stefan Pastuhov Exhibition, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. Plein-air winter scenes. Through April 21.
• "Fish, Wind and Tide: Art and Technology of Maine's Resources," now on display at UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast. Photos from Penobscot Marine Museum archives with captions by the technical editor of WoodenBoat magazine. Through March.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

• Reception to Open "Artists' Choice,"
5-7 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. The juried show includes 90 artworks by artists from around Maine.
• Reception for Katie McCormick, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Tern Co-op, Rockland. To celebrate her show of photos from Mumbai and Southern India. With Indian-themed refreshments. All welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

• 3rd Annual Bartlett Woods Invitational Art Exhibit Opens,
2-5 p.m., Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland. With light refreshments, a screening of three shorts and a talk by Alan Magee. Show features paintings, photos and tapestries by several artists.

MONDAY, MARCH 2:

• Free Adult Art Class,
11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class. This week's theme: The Iditarod and husky dogs.
• "Guided Studio Art Practice," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lions Club, Camden. Howard Etter provides free art mentorship.

COMING UP:

• Reception for Stephen Busch & Free Wine Tasting,
Fri., March 6, 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Community Market's café, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. His paintings on exhibit March 1-28.
• Reception for Julie Babb, Fri., March 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Pemaquid Watershed Association's office gallery, 15 Courtyard St. (above Salt Bay Café), Damariscotta. Her show, "Birds of Maine," runs March 2-April 10. 35 percent of sales go to PWA.
• Reception for Kathleen Fox and Angela Anderson, Fri., March 6, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. With music and refreshments. Exhibit runs through April. Thirty percent of sales goes to library.
• Bookbinding Workshop, Sat., March 7, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Appleton Library. Cynthia McGuirl teaches how to make a hardcover journal. $40 includes materials for one book. Additional books $5. Registration: 785-5656 or AppletonLibraryJane@gmail.com.
• Reception for Nathan Davis, Weds., March 11, 4-6 p.m., Good Tern Co-op Café Gallery, 750 Main St., Rockland. "Sound Art," exhibit with color images from software and mathematical models. Through March.
• Applications Being Taken for Monhegan Artists' Residencies, for May 30-July 3 and Sept. 5-Oct. 9. Maine art teacher residency July 7-17. Program provides living quarters, studio space and $100 weekly stipend. Apply by March 15 at MonheganArtistsResidency.org.
• Call for Photo Entries, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Submit one framed print on theme "The Poetry of Maine's Fog, Rain, Snow and Ice." Drop-off hours: Tues.-Fri., March 24-27. Opening reception Fri., April 3, 5-8 p.m. Show runs through May 15. FMI: WaterfallArts.org.
• Call for Mail-In Entries for Poetry & Art Show, Good Tern Café Gallery, 750 Main St., Rockland. Send your poem or art about poetry on a postcard by March 31 to Lois Anne, Curator of Poetry & Art, P.O. Box 1661, Rockland, ME 04841. FMI: loisanne1001@aol.com or call 594-8822.
• Registration Open for Camden Harbor Arts Juried Arts & Crafts Show, apply by April 1. For application forms: alicia@PenBayChamber.com, 596-0376 or MaineDreamVacation.com.

ONGOING:

• Call for 24th Annual Art at the Beach Exhibits,
Whale's Tooth Pub & Restaurant, Rte. 1, Lincolnville. Artists sought for Sat., July 18, show. Canopy required. FMI: 763-4264.
• Crafters, Artists Sought for Medomak River Community Market, at 17 Friendship St., Waldoboro. 2015 applications: MedomakRiverCM@gmail.com.
• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World," extended to March 8. "3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth." Through Sept. 27.
• Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America." Through April 26. "21st Annual Youth Art Month." Feb. 28-March 29.

AUCTIONS, FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:


• Book Sale in Searsport,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Carver Memorial Library, Union St. Library's monthly sale, with a focus on self-help and health books. Helps fund programs and services. FMI: 548-2303.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

• "Meet Your Farmers & Fishermen: A Celebration of Community Supported Agriculture and Fisheries,"
1-3 p.m., Belfast Library. Fair with local seasonal produce, sustainably harvested seafood, and products for sale and sampling. Sponsored by MOFGa and Belfast Co-op. Free. All welcome.

MEALS & TEAS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:


• Community Potluck Luncheon,
noon-1:30 p.m., Thomaston Federated Church. People of all ages invited to bring a dish or dessert. Thomaston Rec Department. supplies drinks and light refreshments and shares info about its senior citizen programming. FMI: 354-6107 or ThomastonRec@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

• Warren Day Spaghetti Fundraiser,
4-6 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, Warren. $8/$5 kids. Orders now being taken for takeout: 841-7696. Money will be used for June 26 & 27 Warren Day festivities.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4:

• Hot Soup Luncheon in Camden,
noon-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Wednesdays through March 25. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 236-4821.

COMING UP:

• Free Community Supper,
Sat., March 7, 5 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Turkey with gravy, biscuits, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and dessert. Followed by a free family movie.
• Public Chowder Supper, Sat., March 7, 5-6:30 p.m., Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge, Rte. 220, Washington. Fish & corn chowder, beef stew and more. $7/$3.50 for kids, who can opt for hot dogs.
• Public Supper in Camden, Sat., March 7, 5:30 p.m., John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St. Sliced ham, coleslaw, salads, homemade pie and more. $8/less for kids under 12.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26:


• Union Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Technology Conference,
Vose Library, Union. Socializing 5:30 p.m. Talks on mobile payment systems and cloud computing 6 p.m. $10/$5 members. FMI: UnionAreaChamber.org.
• Beginner Meditation Class, 6-8 p.m., Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Eola Therrien leads guided meditation. Participants will sit in chairs. $24. Registration: clc.MaineAdultEd.org, 563-2811.
• "Positive Impact Farming: Increasing Ecological Resilience in Our Changing Times," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Free talk by Lauren and Bill Errickson of Singing Nettle Farm, a horse-powered, off-grid, organic farm in Brooks.
• "Japanese Gardens in Maine," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Illustrated talk by landscape architect Lee Schneller Sligh.
• Basketball to Beat the Winter Blues, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Prescott Memorial School, 100 Waldoboro Rd., Washington. 18+. All levels welcome. FMI: 845-2089.
• Ballroom Dance Class, seven Thursdays starting Feb. 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, rumba and more. Intended for couples, but singles welcome. $64 per person. Registration: clc.MaineAdultEd.org, 563-2811.
• "Guitar Ensemble" Class, eight Thursdays starting Feb. 26, 5-6:30 p.m., Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School, 18 Central St., Rockport. For beginning to advanced classical guitarists who wish to play in a group setting. Jeff Rojo teaches. $120. Registration: 236-2823.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

• Tails on the Trails at Penny Lake Preserve,
10-11 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites well-behaved, leashed dogs and their humans. Preserve is off Rte. 27 in Boothbay Harbor. FMI: THall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
• Noon Music in Lent Series, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St., Camden. Free program of music with Bay Chamber Vocal Ensemble led by Kathryn DerMarderosian. followed by lunch of soup and bread. FMI: 236-3680 or JaneSchroeder@roadrunner.com.
• Open House at Apprenticeshop, 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Rockland boat school celebrates its renovated space and more. Refreshments. FMI: 594-1800.
• "Multi-Generational Communities: Aging in Place," Fri. & Sat., Feb. 27 & 28, Baptist Church, Damariscotta. Day-and-a-half training session with experts. $125 includes coffee breaks, lunch and materials. Scholarships available. FMI: CommunityInstitute.org. Public talk Fri., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., "Living Longer and Better" by Nick Buettner of The Blue Zones Project.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

• Vermiculture Workshop,
9 a.m.-noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Led by Jock Robie of Mainely Worm Bins. $30/$25 members. You must register: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.
• School Garden Forum, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Morris Farm Learning Center, 156 Gardiner Rd., Wiscasset. Discussions and info for educators, food service staff, farmers and community members, followed by lunch and a seed swap. Free, but RSVP at eventbrite.com.
• Soda Bread Contest in Portland, 1 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of State and Gray, Portland. Bring a loaf of your fave Irish soda bread. Tea and soda bread served. Free. All welcome.
• Beswoon Curated Bridal Showcase, 1-5 p.m., The Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland. Tix: Beswoon.com.
• Simply Books Club, 2 p.m., Camden Library. Bring along the book you're reading to share with group.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:

• Talk by Maine Genealogist,
1 p.m., 911 Building, Wiscasset. Jay Robbins, former president of Maine Genealogical Society, talks about early Maine families. Suggested $5 donation. FMI: LincolnCountyHistory.org.
• Tai Chi Class in Waldoboro, month-long class starts Sun., March 1, 5 p.m., at Old Number 9. Clint Hartzell leads students through the 108-movement Yang long form and more. Registration: clcYMCA.org, MedomakArts.org, 563-3477 or 832-5109.

MONDAY, MARCH 2:

• "Waking Up White" Discussion,
6 p.m., Belfast Library. Copies of the book by Debbie Irving are available at Bella Books and Left Bank Books and online. All welcome to the facilitated discussion.
• Pen Bay & Waldo County Healthcare Public Meetings, to provide updates on their collaboration. Mon., March 2, 5:30 p.m.: at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast and at Rockland Public Library. Tues., March 3, 5:30 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School. Weds., March 4, 4 p.m. at Hope Elementary School. Thurs., March 5, 5:30 p.m. at Searsport District Middle and High Schools.
• "Tips and Techniques for Literacy Volunteers," Mon., March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6-8 p.m., Belfast Adult Ed, Waldo Ave. (in front of Belfast Area HS). For those who wish to tutor adults. Registration: 338-3197 or LitVolWC@rsu20.org.
• "Contentment in Everyday Life" Class, five Mondays starting Mar. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason St. Meditation, group discussion and text review. FMI: chinooks@roadrunner.com or 332-1647. Registration: ShambhalaBP.org.
• Talk on the Archaeological Discovery of Fort Richmond, Appleton Library. 7 p.m. Appleton Historical Society biz meeting, 7:30 p.m. talk by Leith Smith. Public welcome. Refreshments.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3:

• Nature Hike at Zak Preserve,
10-11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust for the free hike. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead off Rte. 27 in Boothbay.
• Taoist Style Qigong, noon-12:45 p.m., Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St., Rockland. Gentle, meditative exercises for all ages and levels of fitness. $6 suggested fee. FMI: 594-4766.
• "Eat the Suburbs!," noon, Tuesday Talk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Talk on home production of veggies, fruits, eggs, nuts, meat and mushrooms, with ideas for any property size and budget. $5/members free.
• Talk on "Laughter Yoga," noon-1:45 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Tina Lee, LMT, speaks to Midcoast Parkinson's Disease Support Group. Open to those with Parkinson's and their loved ones and caregivers. Free. FMI: 594-1637.
• "Identifying First Editions: The Treasures You Might Find on Your Bookshelf," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Talk by Craig Olson of Artisan Books & Bindery.
• Dance Class in Waldoboro, four sessions starting Tues., March 3, from 4-5 p.m., Old Number 9. Natalia Nikitina teaches. FMI: 563-9622, clcYMCA.org or MedomakArts.org.
• Book Discussion Series on Gilded Age Begins, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. With four more sessions through April 21. First book in the facilitated series is "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. Copies at library. Call 338-3884, ext. 10, to register. FMI: MaineHumanities.org.
• 2015 Bee School, six Tuesdays starting March 3, 6-8:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Thomaston. Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers offers instruction, demos, hands-on learning and weekend visits to member apiaries. $50 includes textbook and one-year KLCB membership. Registration: BeeSchool@klcbee.com or leave a message at 273-3937.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4:

• Midcoast Stroke Support Group Meeting,
10 a.m., Camden Library. All welcome.
• Owls Head Garden Club Meeting, noon, Community Bldg., Ash Point Dr., Owls Head. Susan Schubel of Maine Audubon's Project Puffin gives a talk on the Atlantic puffin's biology and history in Maine. Visitors welcome.
• Camden Garden Club's 100th Birthday Party, 2-4 p.m., Camden Library. All welcome. During March, the library's Picker Room will showcase the club's contributions to Camden.
• Lent Services in Searsport, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 1, First Congregational Church, 8 Church St. Quiet reflection in candlelit sanctuary with music and prayers from Pastor Deb. Stay as long as you like.
• "Women in Maine: State of the State," 5:15-7:30 p.m., Cappy's Chowder House, 1 Main St., Camden. Sarah Ruef-Lindquist of Maine Women's Fund addresses the Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women's Network. Followed by buffet and networking. $25 members/$30 nonmembers, who are welcome. Register by 9 a.m. Fri., Feb. 27: MaineWomensNetwork.com, click "Event Registration."
• Free Talk by GridSolar Founder, 7 p.m., Lincolnville Library, 208 Main St. Mark Isaacson on his company's green proposals for Maine energy.
• Talk on Union Fire Department, 7:30 p.m., People's United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St., Union. Short biz meeting of Union Historical Society followed by Sherwood Hilt's presentation on the history of the Union F.D. All welcome. FMI: leave a message at 785-5444.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5:

• Family Caregiver Education and Support Group to Meet,
noon-1 p.m., Home Health conference room (across street from hospital), Belfast. Facilitated, confidental, free. No need to register. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
• Food Safety Symposium, 6-8 p.m., Rockland Library. Good Tern Co-op members on GMOs, organic vs. conventional growing and packaging best practices. Discussion to follow. FMI: 594-8822.
• "Leafy Greens" Cooking Class, 6-8 p.m., FARMS Community Kitchen, Damariscotta. $25 or $65 for three vegetarian cooking classes (the next two are March 19 & April 23). Reserve a space by leaving a message at 563-1161 or send a check to FARMS, P.O. Box 421, Damariscotta, ME 04543.
• Restorative Justice Mentor Training, 6-8:30 p.m., First Church, 8 Court St., Belfast. Info session and light supper. Those interested in taking training also meet Thurs., March 12, 19 and 26, 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP: 338-2742, ext. 101, or Hanlon@rjpMidcoast.org.

COMING UP:

• Traditional Pack Basket Workshop,
Sat., March 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Wanda Garland teaches how to weave a basket from scratch. $85/$75 HVNC, PWA, SVCA, DLWA and SWLA members. FMI: hvnc.org or 200-8840.
• "Snowy Owl Irruptions," Sat., March 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Deer Foot Farm, 1221 Union Rd. (Rte. 131), Appleton. Presentation followed by walk on Clarry Hill with Maine Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox and DFF's Gary Roberts. FMI: 785-3200.
• Beginner Sheep Shearing, Sat., March 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Rd., Freeport. $40 includes manual and lunch. Spectators welcome. Registration: umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture/sheep-shearing-school.
• "Local Food, Local Hunger: A Community Forum on Food Security in Lincoln County," Sat., March 7, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Chewonki's Center for Environmental Education, 485 Chewonki Neck Rd., Wiscasset. $17 includes lunch and breaks; subsidized fee of $5 available. FMI: MorrisFarm.org.
• Class on Herbs for Women, Sat., March 7, 10-11:30 a.m., Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Deb Soule talks about easy-to-grow herbs for teas, tinctures and baths. $10 suggested.
• "Solar Energy for the Homeowner," Sat., March 7, 10 a.m.-noon, ReVision Energy, 91 West Main St., Liberty. Free talk and tour. FMI: 589-4171.
• "Farming in the Face of Climate Change" Spring Growth Conference, Sat., March 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. On-site registration opens 9:30 a.m. $50/$75 couples/$25 students and apprentices, includes lunch. Registration: 568-4142 or mofga.org. Snow date: March 8.
• "Practice Safe Scents," Mon., March 9, noon, Camden Library. Nancy Lubin on essential oils and how they are used in aromatherapy.
• "Breaking Loose: Revving Up Your Poetry Toolbox," Mon.-Fri., March 9-13, 12:30-3 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Led by Kathleen Ellis for poets and visual artists at all levels. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org or 596-6457.
• Info Session on Career in K-12 Ed, Tues., March 10, 4-6 p.m., University College at Rockland. Free video conference that gives an overview of local university teacher certification programs, including career opportunities and available scholarships. Registration: 596-6906.
• Freshstart Stop Smoking Program, four Tuesdays, March 10-31, 5:30-7 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center. Free, but you must register: 921-8950 or PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
• "Medicare for Everyone" Clinic in Belfast, Weds., March 11, 9:30-11 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 18 Merriam Rd. Get help signing up. Register by Tues., March 10: 338-1190.
• Knox County Retired Educators to Meet, Weds., March 11, 11:30 a.m., Offshore Restaurant, Rte. 1, Rockport. Lunch, meeting and presentation by auctioneer Bruce Gamage. Any retiree who worked with kids in a school is welcome. FMI: 594-4397.
• "Breathing Easy," Thurs., March 12, noon-1 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Rockport. Talk on how kids and adults can avoid flareups of COPD, asthma, etc. Bring lunch if you wish; beverages, desserts provided. Free, but you must register: 921-8950.
• "Independent Publishing for Maine Writers," Thurs., March 12, 6-8 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Jane Karker of Maine Authors Publishing teaches the class. Registration: 832-5205 or msad40.MaineAdultEd.org.
• "Organic Farming: Principles and Practice," two-day course runs Weds., March 18 & 25, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Led by Eric Sideman, MOFGA's organic crop specialist, with guest lecturers. $75 includes lunch/$30 additional person/$50 apprentices & students/ free for journeypersons. FMI: mofga.org.
• Beginning Blacksmithing Course, six weeks on Tues. & Thurs., 6-9 p.m., starting Tues., March 24, Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum, 372 Field's Pond Rd., Orrington. Limited to six. $385. Registration: 745-4426 or irv@BangorLettershop.com.

ONGOING:

• Free "Essentials of College Planning" Workshops,
for those 19 and older. University College Rockland, 91 Camden St., 9 a.m. Mon., March 2, 9, 16 & 30. UMaine Hutchinson Center, Rte. 3, Belfast, 9 a.m. Tues., March 3, 10 & 17. Registration: 800-281-3703 or meoc.Maine.edu.
• Job Fairs in March, Mon., March 2, 4-6 p.m.: Job Fair at Lewiston CareerCenter. Weds., March 4, noon-3 p.m.: Job Fair at Greater Portland CareerCenter. Mon., March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Job Fair at Augusta CareerCenter. FMI: MaineCareerCenter.com.
• Trout Stocking Sale, sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. Trout in two sizes, floating trout food, and Clear Pond. Forms: knox-lincoln.org/trout-sale. Order deadline April 29. FMI: 596-2040.
• Five Town CSD Adult and Community Ed Classes, with start dates from late Feb. through May on pottery, cake decorating, writing and more. Most held at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. FMI: FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org or 236-7800, option 5.
• RSU 40 Adult Ed Classes, with start dates in late Feb. on chair caning, hoop dancing and more. Most held at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. FMI: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org or 832-5205.
• Call for Entries for 2015 Young Stars of Maine Program, for Maine musicians 25 and younger. Application deadline March 27. Forms: BayChamberConcerts.org or 236-2823.
• Penobscot Bay Stewards Sought, for program run in collaboration with Maine Coastal Program. Twenty people will learn about efforts to preserve and protect Penobscot Bay. Classes run daytimes Tues. & Thurs., April 28-May 28. Application deadline is April 1. Download form at BelfastBayWatershed.org. FMI: PenBayStewards@gmail.com or 631-7572.
• Midcoast Steward Volunteers Sought, Learn Wabanaki culture, coastal ecology and more. Classes meet Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-8 p.m., April 14-May 26, and some Saturdays. Meets at DRA Heritage Center, Damariscotta. Application deadline Apr. 3. $100 materials fee. Scholarships available. FMI: 563-1393, DamariscottaRiver.org.
• Waldoboro Y Ice Rink Open, at former A.D. Gray School. Hours 4-8 p.m. Fridays and noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. FMI: clcymca.org or 563-9622.
• DRA Community Ice Rink, open free of charge, with lights, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week. FMI: DamariscottaRiver.org or 563-1393.
• State Park Reservations can now be made for the 2015 season. FMI: CampWithMe.com, 800-332-1501.
• "Spread the Love" at Rockport Library, throughout Feb. Patrons who show their love for the library in a creative way earn chances to win a Movie Night for Two Extravaganza. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Teams Wanted for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake, with bowling April 4-14 at Oakland Park Lanes, Rockport; All-Play Family Entertainment Center, Belfast and Waldoboro; and Point Lookout Lanes, Northport. Each team asked to raise pledges of $300 or more. FMI: bbbsMidmaine.org or 236-2227.
• Searsport Farmers' Market Seeks New Vendors, for season running Tuesdays, May 26-Oct. 13, 3-6 p.m., on the Rte. 1 Crescent. FMI: 567-3967.
• Union Farmers' Market Seeks New Vendors, for season running Fridays, May-Oct., 3-6 p.m. FMI: UnionFarmersMarket.org.
• "Road to Recovery" Needs Volunteer Drivers, American Cancer Society program that provides cancer patients free rides to their treatment. FMI: 462-6307 or Elisa.Madore@cancer.org.
• Business & Community Expo 2015 Registration Open, to exhibitors. Show at Samoset Resort, Rockport, Weds., April 8, 2-7 p.m. Hosted by Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. FMI: MaineBusinessShowcase.com.
• Maine Sea Goddess Applications Available, for 68th annual Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Pageant. Coronation July 29. Must be under 22, high school or GED grad., and Maine resident. FMI: 594-4559 or MaineLobsterFestival.com.
• 2015 Midcoast Home Show Registration Open, to exhibitors and sponsors. Show hosted Sat. & Sun., March 28 & 29, by Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damar-iscotta. FMI: clcYMCA.org or 563-9622.
• Registration Open for MOFGA Spring Classes and Events, including organic orcharding workshops, conference on "Farming in the Face of Climate Change" and more. FMI: mofga.org.
• Apprenticeshop Offering Scholarships, for its two-year, full-time boatbuilding curriculum. Applications now being accepted. FMI: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
• Camden Shakespeare Festival Seeks Volunteers, to help with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth in Camden Amphitheatre, July 30-Aug. 16. FMI: info@CamdenShakespeare.org.
• "Gift a Smile" Taking Donations, benefits those at or below 200 percent of federal poverty line who don't have a dentist: Lincoln County Dental, 748 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543. FMI: 563-3368.
• Belfast Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church garden entrance. Also meets Mondays, 6:30-7:30, Belfast Center, Room 206. FMI: 382-6446.
• "Owl & Turtle Sessions" Writers' Group, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Second and fourth Tuesdays; writing exercises and discussion of members' works. All welcome.
• Memoir Writing Workshop, 10-11:30 a.m., Rockland Library. Free, ongoing workshops. All welcome. FMI: 542-9200.
• Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki and Chair Massage, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations to clinic accepted. FMI: 921-6991.
• Wellness Wednesdays: Yoga Nidra, 4-5:15 p.m., Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 594-1694.
• Dancing Xi-Gong, 9 a.m. Thursdays, Camden Congregational Church. Twelve movements to music. Free. FMI: 236-8732 or beedyparker@gwi.net.
• Songwriters Sessions at Camden Library, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Supportive place to try new songs and write originals that will be performed at Songwriters Coffeehouse in June.
• UkesROCK! Jam & Strumming Group, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., 417 Main St., Suite 203 (above In Good Company), Rockland. FMI: 542-4452.
• Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
• Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays of every month, 1-3 p.m., 123 John St., Camden (future home of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center). FMI: 763-4291 or ppetp@tidewater.net.
• Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner 6 p.m. 12-step, Christ-centered meeting follows. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
• H.O.P.E. Support Group Meeting, Mondays 4-6 p.m., UU Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland. Mind-body health and finding purpose in the face of illness, trauma, addiction. FMI: 975-1115.
• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Knox and Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599. FMI for Damariscotta: 542-9504.
• Family Caregiver Education & Support Group in Belfast, first Thursday, noon-1 p.m., Home Health conference room (in the new building across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
• Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesday, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
• Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
• Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group in Rockport, second Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Midcoast Recreation Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
• Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
• Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's. FMI: 620-1656.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
• Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Route 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or CamRockNetwork.com.
• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tues. potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: ThomastonRec.com or 975-2544.
• Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
• Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Wiscasset Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
• Pickleball in Rockport, Midcoast Rec Center, 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. $2. FMI: 236-9400.
• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
• Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesday. All writers welcome, published and aspiring.
• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
• Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
• Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
• NAMI Support Group, third Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. All welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
• Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
• Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. With Nohora Estes and Heuris Matos. All welcome. FMI: 593-7914.
• Tapping Group, first Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
• Sunday Morning Meditation, first and third Sunday, 9 a.m., Camden Yoga Barn. FMI: 789-5299. Every Sunday, 8 a.m., 15 Primrose St., Belfast. FMI: 338-0579.
• Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Keep Moving Fitness 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Art Club 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free blood pressure screens Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. Coffee & Conversation Café ($1.50 for coffee or tea and a donut) 9 a.m. Fridays. Scrabble Club 9:45 a.m. Fridays. FMI: 596-0339 or SpectrumGenerations.org.



















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