|Calendar Listings for the Week beginning July 17|
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THURSDAY, JULY 17:
Camden House and Garden Tour, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. $25 adv. tickets: Surroundings, Whitehall Inn, Plants Unlimited, Hoboken Gardens, Brambles & Moose Crossing or the garden club's website. $30 day of, no credit cards, at Maine Sport or Camden Hills State Park, both on Route 1. FMI: CamdenGardenClub.com or 596-7263.
St. George Days, Thurs.-Sun., July 17-20. The fun includes suppers, parades, a lobster dinner, and at dusk on Sat., July 19, spectacular fireworks over Tenants Harbor. Schedule: p. 45 or StGeorgeMaine.com.
Belfast Summer Nights Concert, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Steamboat Landing Gazebo. Noah Fishman and Baron Collins-Hill open with jazz on mandolin, guitar and bass. Everard Dodge & Friends headline. Bring chairs, picnics and dancing feet. Free. FMI:322-7123.
Friendship Sloop Society's 54th Annual Homecoming in Rockland, Thurs., Fri. & Sat., July 17, 18 & 19. With races off the Breakwater at noon all three days. The sloops will be on display at the town dock at 4 p.m. Friday. FMI: fss.org.
Arts Alive at Five in Portland, Monument Square, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Dark Follies put on a free variety show.
Author of "Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay" to Speak, 6 p.m., Rockland Library. Harry Gratwick explores the Bay's most dramatic wrecks. Free.
Novel Jazz Septet Plays in Camden, 7 p.m. The 7-piece band opens Camden Library's Summer Music Series in the Amphitheatre. The concert moves into the Reading Room if it rains. Free.
"A Night for Jim" Variety Show, 7 p.m., Camden Opera House. An all-ages evening to aid Dr. Jim Buckley, with performances by Annie Laurita and Gary Clancy, Studio Red dancers, The Gordon Trio and more. $15 at the door.
Henry IV Part II, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Royal Shakespeare Company production will be shown again Thurs., July 31, at 7 p.m.
Once Upon a Mattress, 7 p.m. Thurs., Fri. & Sat., July 17, 18 & 19 and 24, 25 & 26. The Belfast Maskers present the musical comedy at Belfast Area High School. $15/$10 under 13 door. Cash or check. FMI: BelfastMaskers.com or 930-7090.
Violin and Piano Sonatas, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Bay Chamber Concerts' Summer Series presents violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson playing various classical sonatas. The rising musicians play again Fri., July 18, 9 p.m., Union Hall. Musical line-ups and tickets: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823 or 18 Central St., Rockport.
Into the Woods, 8 p.m. Boothbay Playhouse. Shows will take place July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 and Aug. 1 Matinee on Sun., July 20, at 4 p.m. Tickets, $23/$19 under 18, at the box office or 633-3379.
Midcoast Music Fest, Damariscotta River Association's Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. With oysters and cold beer. Thurs., July 17: The Beat Horizon opens for The Jason Spooner Band. Sat., July 19: David Mallett performs, after opening sets by Heather Hardy and Anna Pillsbury. Thurs., July 24: Amy & The Engine opens for The Mallett Brothers Band. Tickets: MidcoastMusicFest.com, DRA or Maine Coast Book Shop.
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
Chase Family Farm Open Garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 623 North Palermo Road, Freedom. This is the third in the Belfast Garden Club's Open Garden series. $4. FMI: 948-2815 or BelfastGardenClub.org.
Union Founders Day Weekend, Fri.- Sun., July 18-20, opening at 5:30 p.m. with Union Area Chamber of Commerce's "Now Famous Pie Social." Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to the Common for music by The Press Gang, burgers and dogs, many homebaked pies, along with other events. FMI and schedule, see pages 20-21.
Open Poetry & Spoken Word Reading, Bell the Cat, Belfast. Poets, poetry fans, slammers, jammers, performance artists and everyone else, get your jam on. 6:30 p.m. sign-up, 7 p.m. reading.
B. Singer at The Velvet Lounge, Rock City Café, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. His appearance celebrates his album, "Cherryfield."
Reading by Author Rebecca Makkai, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop. The Chicago author whose stories have run in Harper's and aired on "This American Life" reads from her new book, "The Hundred-Year House." A discussion and signing follow. Refreshments.
Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical, 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat., July 18 & 19 and 25 & 26. Matinee on Sun., July 27, at 2 p.m. Oceanside Theatre, Oceanside High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland, $8/$6 seniors & students.
Mostly Brothers & Company Dance Party Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. They play soul, pop, rock and reggae. $12 adv. tickets: Zoot Coffee and HAV II. $15 door.
Paula Poundstone Brings Laughs to Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m., The Opera House. $30 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com or 633-5159. $40 day of. At the same venue, on Sat., July 19, Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea performs. 8 p.m. $35 adv. $40 day of.
A Woman of No Importance, Theater at Monmouth. The Oscar Wilde satire is staged at 7:30 p.m. July 18, 19 & 23 and August 13 & 23. Matinees 1 p.m. August 3, 6 & 16. The July 27 performance starts at 7 p.m. and features a post-show talk-back. Tickets $10-$30: 933-9999 or TheaterAtMonmouth.org.
Inner Visions Plays at Schooner Landing Pub, 9:30 p.m., Main Street, Damariscotta. They play Caribbean beats.
Maine Celtic Celebration, Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 18, 19 & 20, Belfast Common and Steamboat Landing. The family fun includes a gala opening performance, 5K, the New World Cheese Roll Championship, a Celtic breeds dog show, fireworks on Saturday night and lots more. Schedule: p. 30-31, or MaineCelticCelebration.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Brian Cramer Memorial 5K, Union Fairgrounds. Walkers welcome. Fun Run for kids. Proceeds benefit Vose Library. $18 registration on race day. Number pickup 7 a.m. Race 8 a.m.
Marshall Point 5K, St. George Parks and Rec Children's Fun Run at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. $15 adv. registration at the Town Office or StGeorgeMaine.com. $20 race day. FMI: 372-6363.
Classic Car Show & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mosman Park, Searsport. Free admission. Cars $5. 12x12 craft fair spaces $15. Bring a table. FMI: 323-5255.
Author of "Ed Muskie: Made in Maine" to Speak, 11 a.m. Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, Jim Witherell discusses his biography of the two-term Maine governor.
Celebrate Unity Festival, Field of Dreams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. With an American Legion chicken barbecue, Masonic Lodge dogs and burgers, Sweet Pete's treats, games, yoga and "Test of Strength" with the Unity VFD. Volunteers needed to run kids' games and set up or tear down: 948-5720 or email@example.com.
Pirate Day at Fort Knox, Prospect, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. If you ever wanted to be a pirate, here's your chance. With an 11 a.m. cannon shooting lesson; noon parade and costume contest; 1 p.m. attack by the crew of the Must Roos; 1:45 p.m. Talk Like a Pirate contest; 2:15 p.m. puppet show; and 3 p.m. weapons demo with axes, pikes and pistols. A donation of $3 per person above regular admission is requested. Bring a picnic as the gift shop only has snacks. That night, at 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m., the East Coast Ghost Trackers will search the Fort for phantoms. Minimum age is 12. Bring a flashlight. $15. Registration required: 469-6553. On Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, you can climb aboard the Must Roos for a one-hour sail on the Penobscot River and attack on the Fort. It departs from Bucksport Town Dock at 9 a.m., 10:15, 11:30, 2 p.m., 3:15, 4:30 and 5:45. $25 tickets: 469-6553.
Locavore Food, Music & Arts Festival, Cider Hill Farm, Waldoboro, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Holler-folk band Ghost of Paul Revere headlines the full bill of music. Local artists & crafters. Food vendors. $14 tickets: LocavoreFestival.com. $15 at the gate. Under 14 free.
Happy 120th BDay, Camden Opera House! Stop by the village green at 1:30 p.m. for free music and cake. See inflatables to be used in that night's show.
Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company, Camden Opera House, 7 p.m. An all-ages show with balloons, juggling, dance and comedy. $12 tickets: CamdenOperaHouse.com, 470-7066 or the Town Office Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reading by Author Barbara Kent Lawrence, 2-4 p.m., WORKS, 21 East Main St., Searsport. Lawrence reads from her recent novel "Islands of Time." Refreshments.
"Nature Wars" Author to Speak, 4 p.m. P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center's future facility, John Street, Camden. Jim Sterba, a guest of many national TV and radio shows, will also sign his book. $20 donation at the door, or $15 in advance at the P.A.W.S. office on Camden Street in Rockport or PAWSadoption.org.
Celebration to Honor Life of Joan Lyford, 5 p.m., hosted by Pemaquid Beach Park and Pemaquid Watershed Association. All are welcome, and encouraged to wear festive clothing and bring kites, beach toys, musical instruments and a potluck dish "that uses resources the First People found around them," such as seafood, wild greens and berries. Lyford advocated for the environment and helped create the Beachcomber's Rest Nature Center. FMI: info@PemaquidWatershed.org or 563-2196.
Penobscot Marine Museum Gala & Auction, 5:30 p.m., Point Lookout, Northport. Dinner and dance with silent and live auctions. One item is a lobstering trip with author Linda Greenlaw. Tickets: 548-2529, PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.
Bill Barnes Jazz Trio at Velvet Lounge, Rock City Café, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. They play sultry bossa novas, gypsy jazz, blues and other genres.
Folk Queen Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Heather Maloney opens. $20 general admission tickets: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
Max Ater Trio, Water Dog Tavern, Thomaston, 8 p.m. The winners of "Maine's Got Talent" play.
Kathy Mattea & Her Band, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 8 p.m. Upstairs bar opens at 7 p.m. $35 adv. tickets: 633-5159, BoothbayOperaHouse.com or the box office Tues.-Fri. 8-2. $40 door.
Antique Truck & Tractor Show, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. With music by Rose and the Wayfaring Strangers at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. $16/under 18 free. FMI: OwlsHead.org.
Maine Obsolete Auto League Show, Boothbay Railway Village, Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. With a special section for 1964 models, a new Auto Parts Swap Meet & Flea Market, a craft beer festival on Saturday from noon-4 p.m., a Sock Hop with The Crown Vics at 7 on Saturday night ($10 at the door) and parade that departs from the museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. Drive your classic, antique, hot rod, muscle car or rat rod for a $5 entry fee. All others pay museum admission of $10/$5 kids. FMI: RailwayVillage.org or 633-4727.
Antiques Show & Sale in Rockport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., July 19, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., July 20. The Camden-Rockport Historical Society holds its 34th annual show at Camden Hills Regional High School. With 35 booths. $7 admission/$6 with ad/under 12 free.
Carol Sebold Summer HarborArts Juried Arts & Crafts Show, Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, 9-5 both days. Camden's Harbor Park and Amphitheatre and along Atlantic Ave. Free admission. Stop by the Chamber tent for a list of exhibitors.
Damariscotta Fine Crafts Show, Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main St. $6 admission/under 18 free. FMI: MaineCraftsGuild.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 20:
Tour the Frances Perkins Homestead, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. These are among the few tours given of the private residence this year. $20/$16 AARP members: BrownPaperTickets.com, 563-3374 or Frances Perkins Center, 170A Main St., Damariscotta, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dave Keller Band in Union, at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road. Free summer concert series. Refreshments noon. Music 2 p.m. FMI: 785-2828 or SavageOakes.com.
Concert by The Heavenly Sound, 1:30 p.m., Rockville Community Chapel, 87 Old Rockland St. (off Route 17 behind the Green Thumb), Rockport. Free concert by the faith-based trio. Donations welcome. Bake sale supports the chapel.
"Happy Feet" Benefit, 5-8 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St., Thomaston. Food, fine wines, live music and a live auction with work by local artists raise funds for On the Rush of Wings Wildlife Rehab Center in Friendship. $25 admission. FMI: 832-5044 or OnTheRushOfWings.org.
Tom Rawley & Leroy Jones to Perform, 6 p.m., Orff's Corner Community Church, Route 32, Waldoboro. They sing and play guitar. Free.
By the Bay Jazz Trio at The Quarry Tavern, East Wind Inn at Tenants Harbor, 6-9 p.m. Classic standards and music from the Golden Age of American song.
Castlebay in Concert, 7 p.m., Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road. Presented by the Jefferson Historical Society. Tickets: 549-5258.
TUESDAY, JULY 22:
Program on Music of the Shakers, 10:45 a.m., Farnsworth Art Museum's auditorium, Rockland. Chris Moore and the group Kindling Stone will perform. Free to public, "first come, first served."
Advice from Award-Winning Nonfiction Author, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library's Maine Writers Talk About... series. Jane Brox discusses "The Challenge of Weaving Historical Materials into a Narrative." Her books will be on sale afterward.
Musical Biography of Gershwin, 7 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Glidden St., Newcastle. Dr. James Pegolotti meshes the story of George Gershwin with piano selections and snippets of films and documentaries about George and his lyricist brother Ira. $10 suggested donation supports Spectrum Generations. FMI: 563-1363.
An Evening with John Ford Sr., 7 p.m., Camden Library. The author of "Suddenly the Cider Didn't Taste So Good" and "This Cider Still Tastes Funny!," about his 20 years as a Waldo County game warden, shares tales "on a subject that many folks never realize - what happens in their own backyards!"
DaPonte Quartet's Summer Series 2, "Entente Cordiale" features works by Debussy, Shostakovich and Purcell. Five performances. Tues., July 22: Centennial Hall, Harpswell. Weds., July 23: Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Thurs., July 24: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Sun., August 3: Piper Shores Retirement Community, Scarborough. Weds., August 6: Union Church, South Bristol. Times & tickets: 529-4555 or DaPonte.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
Guitarist Jim Gallant in Camden, noon. He plays in the Amphitheatre in the Wednesday in the Park concert series. In case of rain, the concert moves indoors.
Music on the Mall in Brunswick, 6-8 p.m. North of Nashville performs in the free summer concert series. Bring a picnic. FMI: BrunswickDowntown.org.
Yankee Brass Band in Rockland, 7 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Mid-19th-century music, on antique instruments, conducted by Paul Mayberry. Free; donations appreciated.
Maine Pro Musica Concert, 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Janna Hymes directs the program that includes pieces by Bach, Dvorak and Mozart. $20 adv. $25 day of. Tickets and musical line-up: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
The Press Gang to Play, 7:30 p.m., Little Brown Church, Round Pond. With new arrangements of traditional Irish dance music. $10/kids free. Bring a cushion for the hard pews. FMI: 529-5630.
THURSDAY, JULY 24:
Tour of Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, in Union. A Waldo CAP bus leaves the Belfast Co-op at 12:15 p.m. and returns by 3:45 p.m. The guided tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at the farm's production of wines, ports and spirits. $10. Reserve a seat at one of the co-op's front registers or call 338-2532.
Arts Alive at Five in Portland, Monument Square, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rosa Noreen & Friends present belly dancing and live Middle Eastern music from Okbari. Free.
Midsummer Celebration in Unity, 6-8 p.m. rain or shine under the shelter at Unity College Field of Dreams, Route 220. Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance invites everyone to the potluck picnic with free grillables and lawn games. FMI: SWLAmaine.org or 589-3230.
Midcoast Brass Quintet Plays in Camden, 7 p.m., Camden Library's Summer Music Series in the Amphitheatre. They play everything from Bach to the Beatles. Free.
The Nance, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Nathan Lane stars in the Broadway play captured in HD and shown on the big screen here.
Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," 7:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen and faculty of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music perform the concerti in week three of Bay Chamber's Summer Concert Series. The series continues Fri., July 25, in Rockport's Union Hall with Koljonen and the Curtis faculty performing pieces by Schumann. Tickets: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823 and limited quantities at 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 24, 25 & 26 and July 31, August 1 & 2. Matinee 3 p.m. Sun., July 27. $22/$ students. Reservations recommended: 563-1373 or BoxOffice@HeartwoodTheater.org.
Blues Hall of Famer & Activist Performs, 8 p.m., Belfast Library. Fracking fighter Marc Black, who's recorded with such notables as Pete Seeger and Art Garfunkel, performs. FMI: MarcBlack.com.
Toys for Tots Day at Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay, Fri., July 25. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and get free admission and a steam train ride. The train departs every hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI: RailwayVillage.org or 633-4727.
Ron Dow's Belfast Hosta Gallery, Fri., July 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 194 Back Belmont Road. This is the fourth in the Belfast Garden Club's Open Garden series. $4. FMI: 948-2815 or BelfastGardenClub.org.
"Behind Closed Doors" Tour of Castle Tucker, 2 Lee St., Wiscasset, Fri., July 25, 10-11:30 a.m. Peek into the 30-room castle's nooks and crannies. See rooms and hear stories not included on the general tour. Registration required: 882-7169. $15/$10 Historic New England members.
Launch Party for "Light on Jib Island," Fri., July 25, noon-3 p.m. Jan Gilley's new novel tells of a Maine lighthouse keeper's family in the 1920s from 12-year-old Elizabeth's point of view. The party is at Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. Free parking at Trade Winds Motor Inn across the street.
As You Like It, 6 p.m. Fri., July 25, and 5 p.m. Sun., July 27, Camden Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival performance. Reservations and FMI: 464-0008.
John Mock Performs, Fri., July 25, 7 p.m., Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland. His show of nautically inspired songs and stories benefits the Museum. $12.
Randy Kaplan Puts on Family Show, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Fri., July 25, 7 p.m. He fingerpicks his way through the show of roots, blues, Tin Pan Alley gems and comedic storytelling. Adv. $12/$5 under 18. Day of $15/$10. At the same venue, on Sat., July 26, Noel Paul Stookey sings folk. His last show sold out. Adv. $25. Day of $30. Tickets: 633-5159 or BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
"Tell Me a Story: An Evening of Story and Song," Fri., July 25, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. Writers and singer-songwriters will share stories through music and spoken word. Free. Donations accepted. FMI: 691-1036.
Literary Festival at Beyond the Sea, Lincolnville Beach, Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 25, 26 & 27. Some two dozen Maine authors will participate. Along with talks and book signings, there will be presentations on bookbinding and independent publishing as well as children's events. Full line-up: BeyondTheSeaMaine.com.
Garden Club of Mount Desert Open Garden Day, Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. Four gardens in Northeast Harbor and two in Seal Harbor. $35 adv. tickets: GardenClubOfMountDesert.org. $40 day of. FMI: 276-1859.
"Cut the Cake!" at Montpelier, Thomaston, Sat., July 26, 11 a.m. Knox Museum throws a birthday bash for Henry Knox. With lunch, cake, music by Velocipede, costumed storytellers, spinning demos and baby farm animals kids can pat. The Lady Knox Hat Parade Contest, open to all, caps the free festivities. FMI: KnoxMuseum.org or 354-8062. Cut the Cake! follows a 10:30 a.m. wreath-laying at General Knox's grave in Village Cemetery.
"Pirates at Pemaquid!" Sat., July 26, 1 and 3 p.m. Rain date Sun., July 27, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Living history presenter and author James Nelson re-creates the infamous Dixie Bull, who sacked Pemaquid in 1632.
"Sea of Liberty" Talk & Signing, Sat., July 26, 2 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main St., Searsport. Kevin Mills talks about the role of privateers in the American Revolution and the Maine ancestors who star in his book. Admission is free.
"Songs of the Sea" Concert, Sat., July 26, at 7 p.m. Nick Apollonio and Bob Stuart perform at Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road, Friendship. Reservations suggested as space is limited: 226-7446.
Contradance in Tenants Harbor, Sat., July 26, 8 p.m., Blueberry Cove Camp, Harts Neck Road (look for Camp signs on Route 131). John McIntire teaches and calls. Twisted Strings play. Kids free. All ages and abilities welcome. No partner needed. FMI: 832-5584 or Thomaston Contradancers on Facebook.
Maine Open Farm Day, Sun., July 27. Participants in the statewide event include Carly Weinberg, co-owner with her mother, Claire, of Dulse & Rugosa Maine Island Botanicals. They'll open their farm on Gotts Island and be there to talk to row-in visitors from noon-3 p.m. The full farm line-up is at GetRealMaine.com.
Annual Hobbs Pond Swim, Sun., July 27, 10 a.m., Pond Road, Hope. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. No advance sign-up for the 800-yard swim in mostly shallow water. Post-swim potluck lunch at Hope Town Library immediately afterward. Call 542-2853 to tell what you plan to bring. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of the Arts - Georgetown, Maine, Sun., July 27, noon-4 p.m., The Mooring B&B, 132 Seguinland Road. With arts, crafts, music and food. FMI: GeorgetownHistoricalSociety.org.
Moose Mountain Jazz Band, Sun., July 27, 2 p.m., St. Andrews Village. The seven-piece Dixieland band gives a free concert. RSVP so organizers can plan refreshments: 633-0920.
Community Baby Shower for Mom Battling Cancer, Sun., July 27, 3-6 p.m., Duck Puddle Campground, off Route 1, Nobleboro. It's for Jada Leung, pregnant with twins. Diapers and gift cards for gas and groceries and The Kidz Closet in Damariscotta are on the wish list. Families attending get to enjoy Duck Puddle's beach, playground and horseshoe pit, and a barbecue at 6 p.m. Suggested admission is $8/$4 under 12/free under 2/$25 family cap. FMI: Aubrey@AubreyMartin.com.
Organ and Piano Duets, Sun., July 27, at 6 p.m., Orff's Corner Community Church, Waldoboro. Paul Smeltzer and Ron Dolloff give a free concert.
CMCA's 37th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Dinner, Sun., July 27, 5-9 p.m., Point Lookout Resort, Route 1, Northport. $150/$135 Center for Maine Contemporary Art members. Tickets: 236-2875 or CMCAnow.org.
Schoodic Arts Festival, July 27-August 10, with 88 workshops and 26 performances by Bumbershoot and others. Free Brown Bag Lunch events run every day at noon at Prospect Harbor Community Center. Workshop genres include dance, crafts and writing. FMI: SchoodicArtsForAll.org or 963-2569.
67th Annual Maine Lobster Festival, Weds.-Sat., July 30-August 2. Tickets on sale now: MaineLobsterFestival.com or 800-LOB-CLAW. Headliners at the Fri., Aug. 1, show are Daryle Singletary and Confederate Railroad. $20 tickets include Festival admission.
Author Events at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Inaugural poet Richard Blanco speaks and signs copies of his books Sat., Aug. 2, 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: 338-9000.
109th Camden High School Alumni Banquet, Fri., August 8, 4-8 p.m. Point Lookout, Northport. $30 tickets: send SASE and check payable to CHS Alumni Association to Sheila McFarland, 448 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849. Include your name/maiden name, graduation year, and spouse/guest name. Cut-off is Aug. 1.
Pedal to the Port 2014, coastal bike ride to benefit Trekkers, August 17, American Legion Hall, 37 Starr St., Thomaston. Registration 7:30-9 a.m. Ride 9 a.m. Cookout 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ride 8, 35 or 45 miles. $25 individuals. Free for teams of four or more. All riders expected to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges. FMI: PedalToThePort.com, Trekkers.org, 594-5095.
Blueberry Cove Half Marathon, St. George, Sun., Aug. 24. There's still room in the 13.1-mile race that starts at Harts Neck and winds through Tenants Harbor, Turkey Cove and Port Clyde village. Runners and their guests are welcome to a pre-race dinner on Sat., Aug. 23, 6 p.m. at Blueberry Cove Camp, Harts Neck Road, Tenants Harbor. Sign-up: Active.com.
CHILDREN, TEENS, & PARENTS
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
Make an African Mask, 10 a.m.-noon. Lincolnville Library, 208 Main St. Nanci Kendall will read stories and then kids 5-12 will make masks using feathers, shells and other materials. Sign up so the library can have enough materials: 763-4343 or LincolnvilleLibrary@tidewater.net.
"Art in the Gallery," 10:30 a.m. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Kids will explore the galleries and then make art. Free with admission.
Alice in Wonderland, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Fri. & Sat., July 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., July 20, 2 p.m. The Young People's Theater Camp production. Pay-what-you-want, $6 suggested. Tickets: 729-8584 or TheaterProject.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
"Painting Fruit on Fabric," 11 a.m., Rockland Library. Children's author and illustrator Hope Angier teaches families her technique. FMI: 594-0310.
Fairy House Workshop, 11 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. Children 4 and up and their families will be led by Liza Gardner Walsh, author of "The Fairy House Handbook." Free with admission. Sign up so the museum can have enough materials: info@CoastalChildrensMuseum.org or 596-0300.
Summer Fun for Kids 4-6, Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport, 9-10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Kids will make strawberry ice cream, hear a story and take a guided walk. Free, but register at least three days ahead: 236-8021 or info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
MONDAY, JULY 21:
"Craft Week!" in Thomaston, during week five of the library's 40 Days of Summer. Programs run 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and include a picnic lunch. Mon., July 21: Play-Doh Crafts. Tues., July 22: Magic Stones. Paint them, and hand-stamp a carrying bag. Read "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble." Weds., July 23: Ocean Murals. They'll hang in the Children's Room. Read "Commotion on the Ocean." Thurs., July 24: Frog Paper Cup Craft. Make one, then read "Froggy Bakes a Cake" and eat frog cupcakes. Fri., July 25: Face Painting and Manicures. Read "Mustache" and then sing camp songs.
TUESDAY, JULY 22:
Cruise with Rockport's Harbormaster, Rockport Library Summer Reading Program. Advance registration and permission forms required. FMI: KSlocomb@rockport.lib.me.us or 236-3642.
Author/Illustrator Josh Alves Visits Stockton Springs Library, 10 a.m., as part of the "Fizz, Boom, Read" summer reading program. He illustrated D. L. Green's "Zeke Meeks" chapter book series and wrote and illustrated "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler." Free. Open to all. Refreshments.
The Road to Hope: An Elephant's Story, 1:30 p.m. Camden Amphitheatre. A free outdoor performance of the play inspired by the true story of Rosie, one of the retired circus elephants living at Hope Elephants sanctuary. The play is being presented daily July 18-27 at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland. Tickets and showtimes: KiteTails.org or 828-1234.
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 6 and up. This week: "Let's draw marine mammals!" Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
Mime & Storyteller to Perform, 2 p.m., Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Antonio Rocha puts on the family-friendly show, with stories through many cultures and a myriad of sound effects. Free.
THURSDAY, JULY 24:
Insect Safari, 10 a.m.-noon, rain or shine, Head of Tide Preserve, Belfast. Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts the event for all ages. Entomologist Kathy Murray will show specimens from her collection, then lead an easy hike on a search for insects. No need to register. FMI: CoastalMountains.org or 236-7091.
Mad Science in Tenants Harbor, 2-3 p.m. They bring their "Fizz, Pop, Boom" Show to Jackson Memorial Library. All ages are welcome at the free show.
Children's Reading Corner, Fri., July 25, at 10:30 a.m. Penobscot Marine Museum's Peapod, featuring excerpts from "The Little Fisherman."
Pinhole Camera Workshop, Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Waterfall Arts in Montville. Mike Fletcher leads the all-ages workshop. Family discounts available. FMI: WaterfallArts.org or 338-2222.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 17:
"The Big Lebowski," 6:30 p.m., Saltwater Film Society Screening at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. The Coen brothers' classic starring Jeff Bridges as "The Dude."
FRIDAY, JULY 18 - THURSDAY, JULY 24:
COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: ""Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Tammy."
FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "The Purge: Anarchy," "Sex Tape," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Tammy," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Planes: Fire and Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "Jersey Boys," "Earth to Echo," "The Fault in Our Stars," "Maleficent," "22 Jump Street."
HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: "Jersey Boys," "Chef." Showtimes: HarborTheatre.net or 633-0438.
LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "Jersey Boys." Showtimes: AtTheLincoln.org or 563-3424.
STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Cold in July," "The Grand Seduction." FMI: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
"Pat and Mike," 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy team up on the golf course in this tale of pros and promoters. Free.
"Paths of Glory," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. Kirk Douglas plays a French officer who stands up for his men, picked to be court-martialed for cowardice when an assault on the German line fails, in this early Kubrick movie. Free.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Join the Underhounds at the Movies, 3 p.m., Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor. The dog rescue group hosts the award-winning documentary "Shelter Dogs." Volunteers will be on hand for a discussion. $10 at the door.
"The Great K&A Train Robbery," 7 p.m., Union's Old Town House off the Common. The classic silent movie starring Tom Mix and his horse, Tony, will be accompanied by The Old Grey Goose band playing the original piano score. Free. Donations go to building fund.
"The Black Stallion," 7:30 p.m., Friends of the Thomaston Public Library's Movies on the Green series featuring family-friendly films shown on the wall of the old Maine State Prison. The group Playin' Possum performs before the film. Bring a chair or blanket and bug spray. Popcorn on sale for $1. Rain date: following Saturday.
MONDAY, JULY 21:
"To Kill a Mockingbird," 7 p.m., By Popular Demand film series at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Told through the eyes of 8-year-old Scout, it's a classic tale of race, class, justice and the pain of growing up. Suggested $5 donation.
"Meet the Robinsons," 8:30 p.m., Monday Night Movies in the Park in the Camden Amphitheatre. Brilliant inventor Lewis gets whisked away in a time machine in this animated family favorite. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Free.
TUESDAY, JULY 22:
"The Natural Thing to Do: The Music of Ann Wyeth McCoy," 6 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Screening of the documentary about N. C. Wyeth's daughter will be followed by a discussion with one of the filmmakers, narrator Richard Chamberlain, and several family members. $6/$5 Farnsworth members.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
"The Case Against 8," 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Camden International Film Festival presents the documentary about the suit to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. $8.50/$7.50 seniors & students.
"The Endless Summer," 7 p.m., Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor. The classic surfing doc has been digitally restored and plays for one night at the Harbor.
THURSDAY, JULY 24:
"High Noon," 6 p.m., Rockland Library's Second & Fourth Thursday Film Series. Gary Cooper plays a retired marshal whose wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he had sent to jail plans to return for revenge. Free.
THURSDAY, JULY 17:
Artisan Day at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Potter Asha Fen will be on campus molding clay on her portable wheel from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Third Thursday at Portland Museum of Art, 5-9 p.m. Bluegrass by Darlin' Corey, a panel discussion on "The Role of the Museum," and food and drink. Regular admission applies.
Reception to Open "Exhibition 2014: A Gathering of Marine Masters," 5:30 p.m., Art of the Sea, 5 Spruce Head Road, South Thomaston. With pieces by John Stobart, Jeff Sabol, Don Stone, members and fellows of the American Society of Marine Artists, and local artists. Live music and refreshments. The show runs through Labor Day. Also on display, 20 new works by Charlotte Carney.
Artists' Panel in Belfast, 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts. A talk by Angela Lorenz, Lisa Kushner and Jessica Straus. They are three of the four artists featured in "Living in These Bodies Part I," a current Waterfall Arts exhibit by female artists that captures aspects of their physical and social experience. Admission by donation.
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
Intimate Conversation with Lois Dodd, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Jane Dahmen leads the conversation with Dodd in the Theater's Talking Art in Maine series. Free.
Reception for William Curtis, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Pemaquid Watershed Association's office gallery, above Salt Bay Café, Damariscotta. His show of oils, "New England Passages," can be viewed weekdays 9:30-4:30, July 14-August 22.
Reception for Chris Polson, 5-7 p.m., Twin Brooks Stretchers, 59 Calderwood Lane, Lincolnville. Polson's new paintings will be on view through Sept. 18.
Reception to Open Don McClain Memorial Art Show, 5-8 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, Tenants Harbor. With works by more than 30 artists who live in St. George. Through July 29.
Reception Opens "On Edge," 6-8 p.m., The Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road, South Thomaston. Juried photography show.
Damariscotta/Newcastle ArtWalk, 4-7 p.m. The self-guided tour in the Twin Villages includes 19 venues flying the yellow ArtWalk flag. Maps will be displayed around town. Hop on and off the trolley that will loop through the area.
"Cool in the Shade," reception 5-7 p.m., Stable Gallery, 26 Water St., Damariscotta. Group show of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and blown glass. Through Aug. 14.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
"Bernard Langlais," Colby College Museum, Waterville. The first scholarly retrospective of the Maine artist's work runs to Jan. 4, 2015. Free admission. Hours: 10-5 Tues.-Sat. and noon-5 Sun.
"Coastal Color," Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing. The group show features works by two new gallery artists and six current ones. Through Aug. 7.
Gary Akers' "Seaside Charms," Green Schoolhouse Gallery, two miles down St. George Peninsula on Route 131. , and he'll be on hand each day, 10-5, to discuss his 20 new egg temperas & watercolors. Through Aug. 31
Barbara Ernst Prey Show, Blue Water Fine Arts, Maine Street, Port Clyde. "American Contemporary: 40 Years of Painting." Through Aug. 31.
Reception Opens "The Art of Albert Pucci: A Retrospective," 10 a.m.-noon, Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. Gora Pucci, who helped curate the exhibit, will give a gallery talk on Fri., Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. Through Sept.
Talk & Reception in Vinalhaven, New Era Gallery. 4:30 p.m. panel discussion with artists Cat Bates, Peter Bodnar III, Pam Johnson and David Smus in the Windy Way Barn. Reception 5-7 p.m. Bronze pieces and paintings. Through Aug. 6.
SUNDAY, JULY 20:
Reception for Noah Magro, 3-4:30 p.m., Lincolnville Community Building, Route 173. With refreshments and music by guitarist John Ruis. Magro's show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture. Through Aug. 10. FMI: 785-3521.
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground: "Camp and Create!" Ellen Mason will be the artist in residence July 20-26. She'll sew a piece of clothing each day, and teach simple hand stitching, construction and mending techniques. FMI: SearsportShores.com or 548-6059.
MONDAY, JULY 21:
Free Adult Art Class, 11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class, with a focus on drawing in color. The July 21 theme is "Oriental Poppies in an Early Summer Garden."
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
Robert Steinmetz Show Opens, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. His watercolors hang in the Community Room through August 27.
Lunch with Woven Jewelry Artist, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saltwater Artists Gallery, Route 130, New Harbor. Linda Paine gives a brief demo of her technique, then hosts the free luncheon. 12 seats. RSVP: 677-2263.
Reception for "Painting Maine V," 4-6 p.m., Damariscotta River Grill. The show of works by Ellen Hutcheson, Barbara Klein, Sally Loughridge and Bob Vaughan hangs July 21-Sept. 14.
Landscape Photography Talk, 5-6:30 p.m. Georges River Land Trust artist-in-residence Barbara Bosworth, who uses a view camera, leads the conversation at a seaside home in Port Clyde. Limited to 15. Reservations: 594-5166.
Reception for Mary Barnes, Fri., July 25, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave., Rockport. Exhibit of drawings by Barnes based on the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Pablo Neruda and Emily Dickinson. Through Aug. 17.
Reception for Group Show, Fri., July 25, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Tenants Harbor, with music by Steve Lindsay, featuring the work of 23 St. George artists. Through Sept. 30. With a concurrent reception for Robert Steinmetz and his watercolors. The library gets 30 percent of sales.
Reception for Eric Hopkins, Fri., July 25, 5-8 p.m., Carver Memorial Library Gallery, Searsport. The free, public reception celebrates Hopkins' major retrospective, "Shells, Fish & Shellfish," now at the Penobscot Marine Museum.
Reception for "The Big Sea of ME," Fri., July 25, 7-9 p.m., Belfast Co-op Café. The show by Clarity - the artistic duo of Robert and Su.Sane Hake - opens with a wine tasting. Through late Aug.
Belfast Arts' Final Fridays Art Walk, Fri., July 25, 5:30-8 p.m. See next week's Free Press for reception details.
Dahlov Ipcar Calendar Signing, Sat., July 26, 2-4 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. Proceeds benefit GHS.
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. "Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision." Through August 31.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea" and "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World." Both through 2014.
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. "Eric Hopkins: Shells, Fish & Shellfish." Through Oct. 19.
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island." Through August 3. "Andrea Sulzer: throughoutsideways." Through August 24. "Richard Estes' Realism." Through Sept. 7.
BOOK, BAKE & TAG SALES
THURSDAY, JULY 17:
Combined Book Sale by Rockport & Camden Libraries, with the Rockport sale at Midcoast Rec Center, Route 90. A "Friends-Only Sale" runs 5-7 p.m. Thurs., July 17. Annual membership is $10/$15 families/$50 businesses. The public sale runs 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri., July 18; 8 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Sat., July 19; and 8-11 a.m. Sun., July 20. The Camden sale will be held under the tents at the library. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., July 18; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., July 19; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., July 20.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Useful Clothing Sale in Cushing, Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road, 7-10 a.m. FMI: 354-6679.
Quarry Hill Yard Sale, Anderson Inn, Camden, 8 a.m.-noon. Furniture, decorative items, jewelry, kitchen goods, books. Benefits the Resident Activities Fund.
Indoor Flea Market in Lincolnville, Community Bldg., Rte. 173, 8 a.m.-noon. Maple syrup, artwork, antiques and more. The Market runs third Saturdays through Oct. FMI: 785-3521.
Iris & Baked Goods Sale in Damariscotta, 38 High St., 8:30-11 a.m. The Newcastle Damariscotta Women's Club sells Louise Hardina's $4 irises and homebaked goodies. FMI: 563-5236.
Searsmont Library Book & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Searsmont Community Center, With homebaked goodies, thousands of books, white elephant items at "Grandma's Attic," and a silent auction with more than 120 items.
Jackson Memorial Library Book Fair, Tenants Harbor, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. With a silent auction, books and treasures, baked goods and a raffle for original art donated by Lydia Kaeyer, Charles DuBack, Phoebe Bly and Ed Botnick.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
Antiques, Art, Crafts & Flea Market, Ocean View Grange, Port Clyde, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations for Grange's flea market table appreciated: 372-8629.
Country Fair in Jefferson, St. Giles Episcopal Church, Route 126, Sat., July 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. With a silent auction including a Lu Archer quilt. Music by Pixie Lauer & Dan Townsend, Christine McCormick and Matthew Knight. Magic and balloon animals by Scrappy the Clown. Lunch of burgers or brats, plus ice cream sundaes. The sale includes a Garden Corner, dozens of craft items, hundreds of books and homebaked goodies.
Super-Sized Yard Sale in Palermo, Sat. & Sun., July 26 & July 27, Hill Gardens, Route 3 (between Tobey's Market & Palermo School). Maine-ly Harmony Singers sell plants, yard sale treasures, dogs off the grill and homemade goodies, all to the sound of barbershop quartets. Proceeds help send them to Kentucky to compete. FMI: 582-5523.
THURSDAY, JULY 17:
Summer Salad Luncheon in Camden, John Street United Methodist Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10/$5.
Eastern Star Potluck & Raffle, Masonic Hall, Watts Avenue, across from the Post Office in Tenants Harbor, 5-7 p.m. $7/$4 kids.
Spaghetti Supper & Silent Auction, Belfast Shrine Club, 20 Northport Ave., 5-7 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation at door to benefit Becky Carter & family. FMI: 338-4117.
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
Breakfast in South Thomaston, People's United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, 7-9 a.m. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and more. $7/$4 age 5-12/$20 immediate family. FMI: 594-1458.
Dinner & Dance in Rockland, American Legion Post 1, Limerock Street. Bean & frank supper 5-6:30 p.m. Dance/karaoke/open mic to 11 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Baked Ham Supper in Knox, Knox Station Grange, Oakes & Dolloff roads (off Route 139), 4:30-6 p.m. With all the fixings. $7/$3 under 12.
Pig Roast in Washington, Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220 (north of village), 4:30-7 p.m. With all the fixings. Free hot dogs for kids. $14/$7 under 12. FMI: 845-3045.
Grilled Steak Supper in Friendship, Meduncook Masons Lodge, 5 p.m. With all the fixings. $15.
Casserole Supper in Edgecomb, Edgecomb Congregational Church, Cross Point Road, 5-6 p.m. Benefits the Paul O'Neil Foundation. $8/$3 under 12.
SUNDAY, JULY 20:
Breakfast in Bath, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., 7:30-9:30 a.m. Eggs to order, bacon, waffles and more. $7/$3 under 12/under 3 free.
Owls Head Community Potluck Picnic, Old Homestead, 453 Ash Point Drive. The Mussel Ridge Historical Society invites everyone to bring a dish to share. Maynard Stanley will make bean-hole beans. With lobster at market rates, dogs & drinks provided by MRHS, and hand-cranked ice cream. Games for all ages, live music and demos of chair caning, blacksmithing, head knitting and butter churning. Group photo at 2:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
Crabmeat Roll Luncheon in Tenants Harbor, Masonic Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.. Chicken salad also available. $10. Proceeds help rehab the building and go to Eureka Lodge 84's charitable activities.
Casserole Supper in South Thomaston, People's United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, 5:30 p.m. $8/$4 kids.
THURSDAY, JULY 17:
E. B. White Birthday Celebration, 1-3 p.m., Owl and Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St., Camden. Sharon Creech, Chris Van Dusen, Melissa Sweet and Martha White read from favorites, like "Charlotte's Web," and tell why their chosen passages have special meaning to them. With cake and other refreshments.
"How to Take Control of Your Own Health," 6:30-8 p.m., St. Columba's Church, Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor. Dave deBronkart gives the talk. He survived metastatic renal cell cancer.
"Maine Foods, Past and Present," 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. Food historian Sandy Oliver gives the talk and answers questions afterward. Copies of her latest cookbook, "Maine Home Cooking," will be on sale for $30. The program is free.
FRIDAY, JULY 18:
"Invasive Plants of Coastal Maine" Workshop, 10-11:30 a.m. Meet ecologist Aleta McKeage at the Head of Tide Preserve parking lot to carpool to other locations. With an optional extension session from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sears Island. Learn how to identify and combat them. No need to register. Wear long pants, as some activities will be off trails. Bring water and bug spray. No dogs allowed.
SATURDAY, JULY 19:
Sen. Chris Johnson's In-District Hours, 9-10 a.m. Waldoboro Library; 10:30 a.m.-noon Maine Coast Book Shop Café in Damariscotta; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Treats in Wiscasset.
Trail Walk in Unity, 10 a.m.-noon. Join the Waldo County Trails Coalition at the trailhead across from Inland Family Care. FMI: WaldoTrails.org 877-5880.
Belfast Co-op Guided Store Tour, 10 a.m. Meet at the store entrance. Learn the highlights of being a member and the best days to shop.
Make Greeting Cards for Service People Overseas, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Studio, Salt Bay Art Supply, across from Hannaford in Damariscotta. Adults and kids over 12 will make cards for From Our Hearts, which gives them to U.S. military personnel stationed all over the world. Materials provided. Techniques shown. $10 donation covers the cost of materials and postage. Registration required: stop by Salt Bay Art Supply or call 563-8377.
Pond Maintenance Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Sheepscot General Store, 98 Townhouse Road, Whitefield. Gary Picard, owner of Mountain Spring Trout Farm in Frenchville, leads the $15 workshop. With snacks and take-home materials. Registration: Knox-Lincoln.org, Rebecca@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040.
Open House at Beech Nut Hut, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. George Mason's freestanding tapestries will be on display.
SUNDAY, JULY 20:
Kirkin' o' the Tartans Service, 10 a.m., First Church in Belfast. A festive blessing of those represented by tartans.
Marilyn Moss to Speak in Belfast, Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., 5 p.m. She'll base her talk on her book, "Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer." Free, but save your seat: 338-9009. Dogs welcome.
MONDAY, JULY 21:
Entry-Level Kayaking Workshop, Biscay Pond Beach, Biscay Road, Damariscotta, 9-11 a.m. Check-in 8:45 a.m. Midcoast Kayak leads the way and supplies kayaks and gear. $25. Register by Fri., July 18: 563-1363.
"Healthy Water" Series, 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 Road, Newcastle. The second of three speakers is Donna Minnis, director of Pemaquid Watershed Association. Free. All welcome.
Death Café Belfast, 6:30-8 p.m., 9 Field St., Suite 340. Join the relaxed, safe place to openly discuss issues surrounding life & death. Not a support group. All ages welcome. Refreshments. Free. Directions supplied when you RSVP: 722-9995.
"A Search for Sectional Identity in the 17th-Century Maine District," 7:30 p.m., Contented Sole Restaurant, next to Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. John O'Toole reveals how English political turmoil impacted long-term plans for the District and spawned an independent population. $5/members free.
TUESDAY, JULY 22:
"Aging at Home" Workshop & Discussion, 2 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, Damariscotta. Realtor Bill Brynes and Aging Advocate Sally John lead the talk on how to afford to stay in your own home. $5. RSVP: 563-1363.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23:
"Resume & Cover Letter Writing," 9 a.m.-noon, and "Introduction to Self-Employment," 10 a.m.-noon, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. Both are free. Registration for Resume event: 596-2600, Self-Employment: 596-2616.
Lunch and Learn Series, 11:15 a.m. Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Bremen resident Carol Andrews takes guests on an African photo safari. $6 under 60/$5 age 60 and up. RSVP by noon, Mon., July 21: 563-1363.
Medicinal Garden Herb Walk, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport, with Deb Soule. Free; donations welcome. The same day, from 5:30-7 p.m., Denise DeSpirito gives a slide talk and garden walk with the theme "United Plant Savers: Acknowledging Our Native Medicinals." It's part of Avena's Our Living Earth, Living Soul series. $10 suggested donation. FMI: 594-0694.
Pet Stylist to Discuss Dog Grooming, 6-7 p.m., Jean H. Kislak Dog Park gazebo, Rockport. Daryl Conner gives a lesson and tells which tools work best on each type of coat. Don't bring your dog unless he or she will sit quietly. FMI: 236-4885.
"Cougars, Coyotes, Bears & Wolves!" 7 p.m., Room 200 of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St. Maine conservation biologist Geri Vistein gives the slide talk on large predators and their prey and how they maintain a healthy balance in nature. FMI: 354-2453.
Talk on History of the Wherry, 7 p.m., Lincolnville Library, 208 Main St. Walt Simmons discusses the history of this type of rowboat. He's written several books, including "Wherries."
"On-Board Medical Emergencies," 7 p.m., a Camden Yacht Club Sunset Seminar. Firefighter and ski patroller Galen Todd discusses the step-by-step process used by first responders to manage an emergency event. Public welcome.
"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 your strong or weak. She leads it again at 7 p.m. Weds., August 6. FMI: 563-6060.
THURSDAY, JULY 24:
Paddle to Indiantown Island Preserve, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 PDF and a canoe or kayak. Registration required: email@example.com or 633-4818.
Public Meeting on Smelt, 10 a.m., Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium. Maine Department of Resources presents data from recent smelt surveys and obtains public input on future smelt management. FMI: 624-6341.
"Non-Toxic Living Workshop," 2 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, Damariscotta. Sylvia Tavares and Ava Anderson teach you how to be an ingredient detective with personal care products and makeup. $5. Registration: 563-1363.
"Parasite Protection for You and Your Pets," 5-7 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center hosts the forum at its future facility, 123 John St., Camden. Panel discussion on heartworms, ticks and Lyme disease followed by Q&A. Free and open to all.
Community Forum on Legislative Issues, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 5:30-7 p.m. Hosted by State Sen. Chris Johnson of Somerville and State Rep. Mick Devin of Newcastle.
Talk on Waldoboro Souvenir China, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Neck Community Club, 581 Dutch Neck Road, Waldoboro. A presentation, with examples, by Richard Wallace and Jean Lawrence on these varied pieces of German china featuring local scenes and the merchants who sold them.
Knox Community Center Needs Your Input, Fri., July 25, 9 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Join the new local advisory council as they assist the Center's staff in planning events and activities, identifying unmet needs in the community and assisting with advocacy efforts and fundraising. The same day at the Center, at 10:30 a.m., Conversation Café for Non-Theologians and Budding Theologians. Ben Cooke of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will whip up English pancakes and lead a conversation on "social wellness as a means of nurturing yourself and your relationships." $5. Then, at 12:30 p.m., join the Knox team for an Ice Cream Social in the Center's garden. $5. RSVP: 596-0339.
Tails on the Trails at Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve, Fri., July 25, 10-11:30 a.m. Join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for the free, dog-friendly hike. Dogs must be leashed or under voice control. The Preserve is just off Route 96 on Eastern Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4818 or THall@bbrlt.org.
2014 Sea Princess Judges Banquet, Fri., July 25, 6 p.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. Cash bar. Open to the public. $32. Reservations required: 594-4559.The coronation will take place Weds., July 30, at the Maine Lobster Festival.
Career Opportunities Open House at Downeast School of Massage, 99 Moose Meadow Lane (off Route 220), Waldoboro, Fri., July 25, 6 p.m. Learn about the 10-month and 2-year programs and tuition financing, meet the staff, tour the classrooms, library, hydrotherapy department and DSM store. Refreshments in the student lounge. Sign-up: DownEastMassage@gmail.com or 832-5531.
Shabbat Services & Dinner with "Inspiring Rabbi," Fri., July 25, 6:30 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. Join Rabbi Rachel Isaacs of Colby College, named one of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis in 2014. $10/$40 family cap. Reservations required: info@AdasYoshuron.org or 594-4523. On Sat., July 26, she leads the services starting at 10 a.m. All are welcome. A lunch and discussion will follow. Lunch is free. Reservations appreciated.
"Maine During the Civil War," a talk by Lee Webb on Fri., July 25, 7 p.m. at Camden Library. On the same day, a large traveling exhibit arrives as part of the Library's Maine and the Civil War series. The exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," will be on display until Sept. 4.
"Unleashing God: Ezekiel and the Northern Lights," Sat., July 26, 3-4:30 p.m., Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. The free presentation is given by the Old Professor himself.
"Front Porch and Log Cabin: The Presidents' Homes and the Presidential Image," Sat., July 26, 2 p.m., Rockland Library. Architectural historian Esley Hamilton gives the free presentation.
Nelson Preserve Sign Dedication, Sat., July 26, 3 p.m. Join Mid-Coast Audubon as members dedicate the sign honoring Linda and Ray Nelson at the Preserve in Friendship. The Nelsons donated the 85-acre parcel in 1985.
Old Broad Bay Family History Association Annual Meeting, Sat., August 2, 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.
Georges Highland Path Hike-a-Thon, in Appleton and Searsmont, Sat., August 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. With a barbecue at Robbins Lumber. FMI: 594-5166. Registration: GeorgesRiver.org.
Bus Trip to See Equine Affaire's "Fantasia," Fri., Nov. 14. Knox-Lincoln County Farm Bureau hosts the tour to the Springfield, Mass., facility and its horse-and-rider show "Fantasia." The bus leaves from Union, with other possible stops. Guests stay overnight at the Clarion Hotel, before returning. FMI & reservations: 832-4160 or WishingWellAcres@gmail.com.
Midcoast Farmers' Markets, with local, organic artisan foods and crafts. Many accept EBT: Belfast, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts. The July 19 market features pianist Clayton Clemetson. Brooks, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marsh River Coop (formerly Paul's True Value Hardware). 25 percent off EBT purchases. Camden, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., upper parking lot behind Knox Mill. Lincolnville, Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on the lawn at Dot's Market, Route 1 near Lincolnville Beach. Martinsville, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Route 131. Rockland, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbor Park. Searsport, Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum crescent, Route 1. Through mid-October. Thomaston, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., behind the Academy building. Union, Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Union Common. The July 18 market celebrates Founders Day with heritage veggies & meats, family recipes and music by the Alehouse String Band. Unity, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Community Center. Waldoboro, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Cider Hill Farm, Main Street, west of the village. Washington, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. Through mid-December.
Dancing Xigong, Tuesdays through August, 9-9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. FMI: 236-8732.
"Essentials of College Planning for Adults" in July, University College Rockland, 91 Camden St.: Mon., July 28 at 9 a.m. UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast: Tues., July 29 at 9 a.m. Registration: 800-281-3703 or meoc.Maine.edu. Free.
"Medicare for Everyone" Seminars in July, 7:15 p.m., Thurs., July 24, at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, and 6:30 p.m. Weds., July 30, at Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. Rockland.Registration: 596-0339. Free.
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Summer Project, 9 Pine St., Rockland. Build days are Wednesday-Saturday all summer. Volunteers 16 and up welcome. Sign-up: MidcoastHabitat.org, 236-6123.
Stitch & Spin Knitting Groups, Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
Knox County Animal Response Team, first Monday, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
Lymphoma & Blood-Related Cancer Support Group, second Monday, 3:30-5 p.m., Picker Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 691-0629.
Men's Cancer Support Group, second and fourth Monday, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's. FMI: 620-1656.
Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings, Tuesdays, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland.
Keep Moving Exercise Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 596-0339.
Ukes Rock! Open Ukulele Jam, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Suite 203, 417 Main St., Rockland. Free. All welcome.
Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
Parkinson's Support Group, first Tuesday, noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Bring a bag lunch. FMI: 594-1637.
Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Rte. 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or camrocknetwork.com.
Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tuesday potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: thomastonrec.com or 975-2544.
Nature Walks in Jefferson, second Tuesday, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Meet at the 131 Egypt Road entrance at 10 a.m. $5 suggested donation. FMI: www.hvnc.org or 200-8840.
Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed. July's book is "The Archaeology of Knowledge" by Michel Foucault, with a focus on Parts I, II and V.
Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. July's book is "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple.
Art Club in Rockland, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St. FMI: 596-0339.
Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m., drawings 6:20 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m.
Stress Reduction Sessions, Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m., Bok Medical Building. Ear acupuncture, chair massage and reflexology. Free. FMI: 594-6993.
Family Movie Night, Wednesdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
Hump Day Open Mic in Rockland, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. No cover. Through Dec. 31.
Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Rte. 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner 6 p.m. 12-step, Christ-centered meeting follows. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 6 p.m.
Celtic Band Jam, Thursdays, Bell the Cat, Belfast.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599. FMI on Damariscotta group: 542-9504.
Family Caregiver Education & Support Group in Belfast, first Thursday, noon-1 p.m. in the Home Health conference room (in the new building across from Waldo County General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursday, distribution for pet owners in need 1-3 p.m., Amity Masonic Lodge, 361 Main St., Rockport. FMI: 763-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main St., Tenants Harbor. FMI: 372-1034.
NAMI Support Group, third Thursday, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426 or -9877.
Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome. FMI: 701-8411.
Donuts, Coffee, Conversation, Fridays, 9 a.m. Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. $1.
Qi Gong at Thomaston Academy, Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chinese exercise for all ages. FMI: 354-2453.
Free Pole Dancing Classes, Fridays, 5:30 p.m., Studio V, 407 Main St., Rockland. Through August. FMI: 941-718-0847.
Fellowship of the Spirit Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret's Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
Useful Clothing Sale, Saturdays (except July 12) through Sept. 13, 7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point road, Cushing. FMI: 354-6679.
Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, 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.