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Calendar Listings for the Week beginning September 11
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, SEPTEMBER 11:


• Sawin Millett to Speak at Rockland Library, noon-1:30 p.m. The former Maine Finance Commissioner, who's been in government since 1969, discusses Maine's economic future. $10 contribution at door goes to Help Heat Homes.
• Candidate Forum on Public Education, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School Lecture Hall. Midcoast candidates running for the Maine House and Senate discuss school funding and related issues.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

• "Penobscot Bay Needs You!"
6 p.m., Stella Maris House, 148 Broadway, Rockland. Join the Friends of Penobscot Bay in the first of their fall series on Bay issues and solutions, from stopping leaky shoreline dumps to counting turtles. FMI: 593-2744 or PenBay.net.
• Robbie Simpson at DRA Open Mic, Damariscotta River Association's Round Top Coffee House, across from Hammond Lumber. The season begins with an open mic at 6:45 p.m. (sign up by 6:30 p.m.). Simpson brings his Dylan-esque style to the stage at 8:30 p.m. $8/$5 seniors/free under 12. FMI: 677-2354.
• Bud Merrill in Concert, 7-8 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church. He plays the sounds of the '50s. An offering funds Church missions and ministries.
• Somerset Consort Baroque Concert, 7 p.m., Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport. Free-will donations benefit the Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
• Talk by Author Cathie Pelletier, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. Pelletier talks about her new novel, "A Year After Henry." Refreshments.
• Heather Styka Sings in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge. The folkie's newest album, "While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet," is out this month.
• Northern Harmony Concert, 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of Belfast. The world music choir of 16 young singers performs an eclectic program ranging from South African songs and dances to a late Renaissance Mass by Gregor Aichinger. Suggested admission $12/$8 students.
• John Hasnip at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m., Waldoboro. Acoustic covers of rock from the '70s through today.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• 17th Annual Whisker Walk Family Fun Day and 5K,
Harbor Park, Rockland. On-site registration opens 8 a.m. 5K starts 9 a.m. Mile-long walk starts 10 a.m. Festivities run until 2 p.m. and include agility course demos, food, live music, pet retailers and crafters. Benefits Humane Society. FMI: hskcme.org.
• Family Community Wellness Day at Pen Bay, 9 a.m.-noon. 5K walk/run through Glen Cove 9 a.m. (register at Active.com). One-mile Kids' Fun Run 10 a.m. Walking tours of Pen Bay Trail follow. With a DJ, dancing, photo booth, bouncy house, balloon artist, Wellness Tent with reps giving tips on healthy eating, free samples and healthy lunches for sale.
• 6th Annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. With 22 locations offering free admission, including several in the midcoast. Get the lineup at LighthouseFoundation.org.
• Portland Greenfest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in and around Monument Square. Learn ways to "green up" your home or business. With music by The Jason Spooner Band, art, eco-fashion, food, kids' activities, workshops, films and demos. FMI: PortlandGreenfest.org.
• Gayleen Marie Birthday Benefit Concert, 4-9 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. A chem-free, family-friendly dance with music by Soulshine, Heartsong, Laura Campbell and Women with Wings. 50/50 raffle, food and drinks. $10 tax-deductible donation at door goes to Creatively Envision Dying Amid Reassuring Surroundings. FMI: cedars-sfr.org.
• "Champagne on the Sheepscot" Gala, 4:30-7 p.m. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association holds its annual fundraiser on an island in Newcastle, with music by Narrow Gauge String Band, hors d'oeuvres, champagne and local artwork for sale. $40, or $125 to be a patron: Sheepscot.org or 586-5616.
• Benefit Dinner & Auction, St. George School. Dinner 5 p.m. Auction and raffles 6:30 p.m. To help make things a bit easier for the family of a nine-year-old girl diagnosed with leukemia. FMI: 701-1894.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Camden Opera House. The Everyman Repertory Theatre performs the Tony-winning play. Show dates are Sat. & Sun., Sept. 13 & 14, and Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 19, 20 & 21. Sunday performances 2 p.m. All others 7 p.m. A Q&A with cast and crew is set for the Sun., Sept. 14, show. $20 adv. tickets: EverymanRep.org; 236-0173; Owl & Turtle and HAV II, Camden; Reading Corner, Rockland; Bella Books, Belfast. $25 door. Students $10 or free under Plays for Pupils program. Ask your drama teacher about it.
• Meteora Plays the Velvet Lounge,7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, Rockland. The folk trio performs covers and originals.
• "Barbershop Potpourri," 7 p.m., Rockport Opera House. The Windjammer Barbershop Chorus presents their 21st annual show, and sport new tuxes while they do it. Tickets, $15/$12 seniors & students: Harbor Audio Video II or 542-6197. Don't miss the Afterglow party. $6 tickets can be bought at the door that night.
• Dances of Universal Peace, 7-9 p.m. Eusta Bee Church, 17 Court St., Belfast. Easy-to-learn circle dances and songs based on sacred phrases from spiritual traditions around the world. Taught and led by guitarist Kathleen Hannan, accompanied by bassist Vic Tredwell. Free; donations accepted. FMI: KathleenHannan.com.
• Larry Kaplan Concert in Rockland, 7:30 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. The composer whose works have been sung by artists around the world sings old favorites and new tunes from his CD "Songs for an August Moon." $12. Reservations: 701-7627.
SOLD OUT - Asleep at the Wheel, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland.
• First in Maths at The Narrows Tavern, 9 p.m., Waldoboro. Calen Orion Richards opens. Acoustic and indie rock.
• Foreign Auto Festival & Antique Aeroplane Show, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. See a 1909 De Dion Bouton Voiture and 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost on the ground, and a 1930 Travel Air Speedwing in the sky, among other rare delights. $16 entry/under 18 free.
• 3rd Annual Holistic & Wellness Fair, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Knox, Prospect. Reiki, massage therapy, chakra clearing and guest speakers throughout the day.
• 5th Annual Scarborough Fine Crafts Show, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 13 & 14, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, near Scarborough Beach State Park. Admission $6/under 18 free. FMI: MaineCraftsGuild.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

• Hear ME Run 5K/10K/Fun Run,
rain or shine at Back Cove Trail in Portland. Prizes include a pair of tickets to a home Red Sox game. Same-day registration opens 7 a.m. All racers on deck by 7:30 a.m. Benefits Hear ME Now, which helps kids and adults with hearing loss. Online registration: RunInARace.com.
• 4th Annual Katrina Memorial Ride, 10 a.m., Camden Hills State Park. Maine Morgan Horse Club hosts the 5-mile ride, which starts at Youngtown Road entrance. Walkers welcome. Ride benefits the late Katrina Windred's son, Osage, born with a lymphatic system disorder. Bring a lunch, if you wish. Park entry $3. Suggested donation $20. Sign up same day or at MeMorgan.com. FMI: 785-4761. Rain date is Sat., Sept. 20.
• Fresh Meat Tryouts, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Point Lookout, Northport. Rock Coast Rollers invite women 18 and up to try out. Recruits need not know how to skate or have their own gear. Non-skating officials and referees are also welcome to the tryouts. FMI: RockCoastRollers.Training@gmail.com.
• Wiscasset Library Benefit Gala, 5-7 p.m., Marianmade Lavender Farm, 155 Federal St., Wiscasset. The Opus One Big Band plays swing and jazz faves. Actress Suzanne Rankin is master of ceremonies. With hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and silent auction with such items as having a character named after you in Lea Wait's next novel. $20 adv. tickets at the Library, 21 High St., or Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. $25 night of at the farm.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• Maine Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic,
Sable Oaks Golf Club, 505 Country Club Drive, South Portland. Registration 8 a.m. Tee off 9 a.m. $125/$400 per foursome. Benefits Scholarship Fund. Sign-up: mshof.com.
• Midcoast Community Chorus Registration, John Street Methodist Church, Camden. Registration 5 p.m. Rehearsal 6:30 p.m. MCC is an all-ages non-auditioned chorus led by Mimi Bornstein. All are welcome. Rehearsals will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. FMI: 975-0582 or mccSings.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

A Streetcar Named Desire,
2 and 7 p.m., Damariscotta's Lincoln Theater. Screened Live in HD from London's National Theatre, Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in this Tennessee Williams classic about an imploding Southern belle.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Candidate Night in Union,
Town Office. Meet & mingle 5:30 p.m. Q&A 6 p.m., with each candidate answering questions chosen in advance by Union Area Chamber of Commerce.
• Open Mic in Stockton Springs, Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1. Open Mic for all ages and styles 6:30 p.m. Singer George Skala takes the stage at 8 p.m. Suggested donation $3-$10. Kids free. Snacks and drinks on sale.
• Talk by Author Deborah Gould, 7 p.m., Wiscasset Library. The Brunswick author discusses her novel, "Household." FMI: DebGould.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

Medea,
2 and 7 p.m., Rockland's Strand Theatre. Screened Live in HD from London's National Theatre, Euripides' powerful tragedy shows a scorned wife and mother exacting appalling revenge.
• 3rd Annual There's No Place Like Home Symposium, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. The Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center symposium is themed "Planning Your Life No Matter the Chapter." Breakfast snacks and registration 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks and video by Sen. Susan Collins 9 a.m.. Lunch (bring your own or buy for $7) with a talk on "Aging & Disability Resources and Help at Home" at 12:15 p.m. Afternoon session 1:15 p.m. FMI and lunch reservations: 563-1363.
• Lobster Bite Challenge, 6-8:30 p.m., Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. Nineteen chefs vie for the People's Choice and Chef's Choice awards. $60 includes libations: 633-2353.

COMING UP:

• CANCELLED -- This event might be rescheduled sometime in mid October -- Meet New York Times Staffers,
Fri., Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m., Old Number 9, Friendship Street, Waldoboro.
• Poetry Jam in Belfast, Fri., Sept. 19, Bell the Cat. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. Reading 7 p.m. Get warmed up for next month's 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival. FMI: Laureate@BelfastPoetry.com.
• Country Music in Rockland, Fri., Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1 Wesley Lane (off Route 17). Singer Chris Fyfe and Fred Thompson on keyboard and pedal steel guitar play to benefit the Church's fuel fund. $10 suggested donation.
• Trio "The Alt" on First Tour, Fri., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter John Doyle is joined by Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O'Leary. $20 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159 or box office, 86 Townsend Ave., 8-2 Tues.-Fri. $25 day of show.
• Race Against Bullying 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Sat., Sept. 20, Medomak Valley High School. 5K on MVHS X-Country Trail. Registration 7 a.m. Race 7:30 a.m. Entry is $18 in advance/$20 day of and includes T-shirt, or $10 day of without T-shirt. Fun Run/Walk on MVHS track is free to enter. T-shirts sold separately. Registration 7:30 a.m. Run/Walk 8 a.m. Download forms from msad40.org and send with check by Weds., Sept. 17, to Sandra O'Farrell, 1154 Main St., Waldoboro, ME 04572. FMI: 832-7870.
• Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese Contest, Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin St., Sat., Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m. Twenty pros and 10 amateurs throw down to see who makes the tastiest dish using Maine lobster. $10 tickets let you taste what the pros dish out (only judges will sample the amateur dishes). 200 tickets only: State of Maine Cheese Company, Rockport; Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta; Camden & Rockland Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce offices.
• Breakwater Blackhearts Bout, Sat., Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., Point Lookout, Northport. The Rock Coast Rollers' B Team takes on the Pioneer Valley Roller Derby's Quabbin Missile Crisis team. Benefits Midcoast Hospitality House. Tickets, $10/under 13 free, online only: BreakwaterBlackheartsFall.bpt.me.
• Chad Hollister Band in Rockland, Sat., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre. The Vermont band known for their songs "Grow" and "Fall" play to raise money for Hope Elephants. $40 tickets at the door and online: RocklandStrand.com.
• Boston Bike Ride, Sun., Sept. 21, 8 a.m., City Hall Plaza. Choose a 10-, 30- or 50-mile route through Beantown in the 10th annual Hub on Wheels City Ride. Adv. registration $50: BostonCycleCelebration.com. $55 on-site registration opens 6:30 a.m. Ride 8 a.m. Bike rentals: UrbanAdventours.com or 617-670-0637.
• "Ragtime and Rarities Concert," Sun., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Pianist Sean Fleming, drummer Doug Kennedy and bassist Chuck McGregor play pieces by Gershwin, Fats Waller and others in the gazebo in the Warren Music in the Park series.
• Talk by Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Mon., Sept. 22, 5 p.m., Buchanan Alumni House at UMaine in Orono. Robert S. Ford, who retired earlier this year, gives the talk, "Syria and Washington Politics: Hard to Agree." Free.
• Author Van Reid to Speak, Weds., Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Wiscasset Library. The Edgecomb author of The Moosepath League series gives a free talk.
• "Mugs for Maskers," Thurs., Sept. 25, 7-10 p.m., Rollie's Bar & Grill, 37 Main St., Belfast. A night of brews, music by Chelsea Benedict, and a 50/50 raffle to held fund the Belfast Maskers' 2014 season. FMI: BelfastMaskers.com.

CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:


• Apple Stamping Fun,
11 a.m., Coastal Children's Museum, Rockland. Kids will use stamps made from apples donated by Hope Orchards to decorate a natural totebag. Free with admission.
• 2nd Annual Free Penny Carnival, 1-3 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Fun for kids of all ages, with fishing pond, sack races, bean bag toss, ducky pool, popcorn, cotton candy, lemonade, face painting and a cake walk. Clowns and "Scoop" and "Cookie," mascots from Sweet Frogs, will entertain.
• Haiku and Art, 1-3 p.m., Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road, Friendship. Haiku poet Liga Jahnke offers the course to children and parents, teaching about and reading haikus and helping them make art in response. FMI: 226-7446 or Kat@MainecoastArtist.com.
• Book Signing at Owls Head Light, Sat., Sept. 13, 1-4 p.m. Angeli Perrow talks about and signs "Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue" in the keeper's house. Her children's book is based on the true adventures of Spot, who belonged to the keeper in the 1930s and rang the fog bell to greet passing boats.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

• 2nd Annual Kites & Ice Cream Event,
1-4 p.m., Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport. Kites will be provided and every kid gets a free Stone Fox Farm Creamery ice cream. Registration required: 236-7091. Kids who don't register are welcome to fly their own kites. Ice cream will be on sale. Donations to Coastal Mountains Land Trust to be matched by the Cascade Found.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• 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: "Barnyard animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese and ducks!" Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.
• Learn About the Federal Service Academies, Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland. Maine Maritime Academy hosts the free workshop for students and their parents. Learn about admission to Federal service academies, ROTC and more. Registration 5:30-6 p.m. Workshop 6-8 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. FMI: MaineMaritime.edu.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• "Music Exploration: Sing, Drum and Play,"
eight Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Nov. 5, 1:45-2:45 p.m. and/or 3:45-4:45 p.m., Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School, Rockport. Jessica Day instructs children 6-9 at all skill levels. Registration: Joan@BayChamberConcerts.org or 236-2823.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Babes in the Woods at Singing Meadows Preserve,
10 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites parents and caregivers to bring their babies, toddlers and older siblings on an easy stroll full of observation and discovery. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Cross Point Road, off Eddy Road, in Edgecomb. FMI: 633-4818 or THall@bbrlt.org.

COMING UP:

• Babies Music Together Class Demo,
Fri., Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center at Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. Jess Day leads the class. Registration: MidcoastMusicTogether.com or 593-6645.
• "Touch a Truck," Sun., Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wiscasset Speedway. Kids can explore trucks, antique cars, and emergency and construction vehicles, and the Maine State Aquarium touch tank. With music, crafts, vendor tables, adoptable dogs and a barbecue lunch. $5 per person/$20 family cap; benefits March of Dimes and Coastal Pre-school.
• French & Spanish for Children, immersion-style classes begin the week of Sept. 22 at Penobscot School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Elizabeth Mendoza teaches Spanish Mondays & Wednesdays 8:45-10:15 a.m. Kids can go to one or both. Nathalie Gorey teaches French Thursdays 9-11 a.m. FMI: 594-1084.
• MC3! Chorus Registration, Thurs., Sept. 25, 3:15 p.m., Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. The children's offshoot of Midcoast Community Chorus, for singers ages 6-13. $80 for the semester. Scholarships and payment plans available. Rehearsals are set for Thursdays 3:45-4:45 p.m. FMI: mccSings.org.

ONGOING:

• 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: • 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 (starting Sept. 11) 3:30-5:30 p.m.
• 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.
• 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 4- and 5-year-olds.
• 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. Songs and finger plays for babies and toddlers. Story and activity for older kids. FMI: 785-4733.
• Waldoboro Library: • Book Nook, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Chapter books read aloud for kids 8-12 and their families. • Story Hour, Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Miss Connie reads stories and leads crafts for preschoolers. • Midcoast Music Together, third Monday, 10:30 a.m. Jess Day leads singing, instrument play and movement for kids up to 6.
• Warren Library: • Story Time, Fridays, 10 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for preschoolers. • Summer Reading Program, ages 4-12, through Aug. 7. FMI: 273-2900.
• Warren Second Congregational Church Clothing Give-Away, first Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothes for newborns to 'tweens.
• "Come Boating!" in Belfast, Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. all summer. Kids will row a pilot gig. They must be middle school age or older and pass a strength test. FMI: ComeBoating.org or 338-1119.
• Youth Tennis in Damariscotta, Central Lincoln County YMCA. New sessions start every month. FMI: 563-3477 or clcYMCA.org.

FILM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:


• "Murder, She Said,"
6 p.m., Second and Fourth Thursday film series at Rockland Library. First of two Miss Marple films starring Margaret Rutherford to be shown at the Library this month. Free. Coming up Thurs., Sept. 25: "Murder at the Gallop."

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• COLONIAL THEATRE,
Belfast: "Dolphin Tale 2," "Magic in the Moonlight," "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," "The Anonymous People."
FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10,
Thomaston: "Dolphin Tale 2," "As Above, So Below," "The November Man," "When the Game Stands Tall," "If I Stay," "The Giver," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Let's Be Cops."
• HARBOR THEATRE,
Boothbay Harbor: " The Hundred-Foot Journey." Showtimes: 633-0438 or HarborTheatre.net.
• LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "A Most Wanted Man." Showtimes: 563-3424 or AtTheLincoln.org.
• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "Calvary." FMI: RocklandStrand.com, or 594-0070.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

• "The Big Sleep,"
7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. Humphrey Bogart plays a private detective hired to help a wealthy Los Angeles family that's being blackmailed.
• "What Dreams May Come," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. Robin Williams plays a man who goes to hell and back - literally - in this exploration of the afterlife. Free.
• Dessert, Drinks and Dish, 9-10:30 p.m. Fridays in September, Van Lloyd's Bistro, Parking Lot Lane, Damariscotta. Bring your stub from the night's movie at the Lincoln Theater (or your Theater membership card) and get 20 percent off wine, beer, coffee and desserts while you dish about the movie with other patrons.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• "Unforgiven,"
7 p.m., By Popular Demand film series at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this dark Western about an aging outlaw who takes on one last job that goes bad. Suggested $5 donation.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• "Anonymous People,"
7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. Documentary about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. C.A.R.E., Community Assisting Recovery Effort, sponsors the screening.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• "Gasland Part 2,"
6 p.m., Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County's Monthly Community Forum Series in Belfast Library's Abbott Room. Filmmaker and activist Josh Fox explores the dangers of fracking. A discussion will follow. Free; donations accepted.

COMING UP:

• 10th Annual Camden International Film Festival,
Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 25-28, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Volunteers are needed for ticket taking, catering, street team, driving, ushering, and duties before and after the weekend. They get free tickets to screenings and are invited to the volunteers-only shindig Sunday night. FMI: CamdenFilmFest.org/volunteer or Lisa@CamdenFilmFest.org.




ART

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:


• Cheryl Mank-Swift Photo Show Opens,
Gibbs Library, Washington. Her works depicting local people and landscapes hang through Nov. 4.
• "Cindy House: Inspired by Nature," Upstairs at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St., Thomaston. Her pastels are now on display. Also at the gallery, "Zoey Frank: Explorations & Discoveries." Both run through Sept. 27.
• Talk by Farnsworth Education Director, 7:30 p.m., Cushing Historical Society's meetinghouse, Hathorne Point Road (just off Pleasant Point Road). After a short CHS meeting, Roger Dell discusses how the arts affect people's lives.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

• Monotype Relief Printing,
9 a.m.-noon Fridays, Midcoast Printmakers Studio, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. Call Kay Miller for more info: 644-8849.
• Reception for "Maine Printmakers," 5-7 p.m., WORKS, 21 East Main St., Searsport. For Chris Clarke, Jeff Jelenfy, Madeline Owen, Karin Otto and April White and their show of monotype, etching, woodblock and mixed media prints.
• Reception for "Andrea Peters: Four Seasons," 5-7 p.m., Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Her paintings depicting her East Boothbay surroundings hang through Oct. 14.
• Reception for "Sojourns," 5-7 p.m., River Arts, Route 1, Damariscotta. The show of pastels by Betsy Birge and photos by Aimee Keithan runs through Sept. 24.
• Reception for "Turning In Your Hand: The Blue Marble Project," 5-8 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Curator Susan Smith gave 20 artists a blue marble, asked them to consider our home planet and then make art. Through Oct. 24.
• Midcoast Maine Arts & Artisans Tour, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 12-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fifteen studios in Camden, Rockport, Lincoln-ville, Hope, Appleton and Warren will fly the pink banner that invites you to step in, look around, and meet the artists. Map: ArtisansTour.org.
• Viles Arboretum Sculpture Symposium, Fri., Sept. 12-Sun., Sept. 21, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Twelve nationally known artists will be on the grounds making nature-inspired sculpture. Come watch. Questions are encouraged. Then stroll the 224-acre grounds. FMI: 626-7989 or VilesArboretum.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Reception for Antonia Small,
4 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, Searsport. Her show of photos, honoring people in coastal villages keeping the centuries-old link to fishing and to the sea alive, hangs to Oct. 19.
• "Wet Paint on the 'Weskeag" Auction, The Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St., South Thomaston. Local artists will plein-air paint along the Weskeag River, then auction their art later in the day. 5 p.m. reception with cash bar and art preview. 6:30 p.m. auction with Bruce Gamage. Benefits Georges River Land Trust.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

• Converse with Printmakers,
1-3 p.m., Midcoast Printmakers Studio, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. All interested people are invited to share ideas about their artwork. Refreshments.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• Free Adult Art Class,
11 a.m., Rockland Library, 80 Union St. Catinka Knoth supplies materials and leads the class, with a focus on drawing in color. This week's theme: "Harjula's barn."
• Draw with a Yacht Designer, 4-6:30 p.m., Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Led by Naval architect Chuck Paine. Also, Mon., Sept. 22. Each session includes demos, drawing and group critiques. FMI: 236-6468.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• Etching and Lithography,
9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Midcoast Printmakers Studio, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. Frances Hodson teaches beginners to experts. $40 includes all materials. Reservations: 549-7087.
• Tonal Drawing and Composition, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road, Friendship. Kat Logan teaches drawing in preparation for making better paintings. FMI: 226-7446 or Kat@MaineCoastArtist.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Intermediate Watercolor Class,
9 a.m.-noon five Wednesdays, starting Sept. 18, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Lesia Sochor leads the course. $190/$170 members. Registration: 236-2239.
• Monotype Printmaking, 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Midcoast Printmakers, Damariscotta. Debra Arter leads the three-hour class in which participants will create at least five images that can be painted, sewn or used in other ways. $40 covers all supplies. Reservations: 563-7100.
• Georges Valley Quilters Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Federated Church, Hyland St., Thomaston. The guest speaker will be Leah Ondra, owner of Clementine in Rockland. New members welcome.

COMING UP:

• T-Shirt Printing Workshops,
Sat., Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m. or 10 a.m.-noon, Midcoast Printmakers Studio, 648 Main St., Damariscotta. Bring an old shirt or washed new one and your ideas for a silk-screen design. $25 includes two hours of instruction and materials (except shirts). You can ink up to three shirts with the same design. Reservations: 644-8849.
• Smoke Drawing, Sat., Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m., Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road, Friendship. Artist Mark Kelly teaches adults to use smoke and other combustibles as mediums. FMI: 226-7446 or Kat@MaineCoastArtist.com.

BOOK, BAKE & TAG SALES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:


• Useful Clothing Sale in Cushing,
7-10 a.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road. $3 per bag. Final sale of the season. FMI: 354-6679.
• Rock Coast Rollers' Yard/Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 4 Lake Ave., Rockland. Benefits Making Community Happen's Meals on Wheels program.

COMING UP:

• Barn Sale Extravaganza,
Sat., Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., The Morris Farm Trust, Route 27 North, Wiscasset. The nonprofit farm invites people to buy and sell antiques, household items, clothing, collectibles, books, toys, furniture, farm equipment, tools, jewelry and so on. Tables $12. Setup 7 a.m. FMI: 882-6592 or DelKetcham@yahoo.com.

PUBLIC MEALS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:


• Not Just Baked Bean Supper,
4-6 p.m., Prospect Community Center, corner of Routes 1 & 174. Baked beans, hot dogs, pulled pork, lasagna and lots more. $7/$2 under 12. FMI: 567-3615.
• Evening Star Grange Public Supper, Washington, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Turkey with stuffing, assorted casseroles, baked beans and homemade pies. $8/$4 under 12.
• St. George's Grange Public Supper, Wiley's Corner, 5-7 p.m. Homemade food. $8/$5 kids/free under 10. Proceeds go to Lydia Myers & family.
• Lobster Fest, 5 p.m. to sellout, Rockport Masonic Center. $12 for one- to one-and-a-quarter-pound lobster, ear of corn, coleslaw, blueberry cake and beverage. Additional lobsters $6 each. Orders to go available. To order ahead: 342-5910, 236-4667 or 594-1909.
• Old-Fashioned Bean-Hole Supper, 5 p.m., Camden-Rockport Historical Society. Maynard Stanley Jr. cooks beans in a hole in the ground. Served with a Kirshner hot dog, coleslaw, buttered biscuits and homemade pie. With dance music by Miners Creek Bluegrass Band. $10/$8 seniors & members/$5 ages 6-12/free under 6.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Public Baked Bean Fund-Raiser,
5:30 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Rockland. With hot dogs, ham, salads, bread, desserts and beverages. It helps raise funds to buy a reading device for Rockland Parks Commissioner John Michael Grondin, who lost his sight due to diabetes. $8/$5 ages 6-12/free under 6. FMI: 236-8922 or mlr@midcoast.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:


• "Micronesia,"
7 p.m., Camden Library. Illustrated history and slide talk by Paul Marshall, who spent five years there as an educational missionary.
• Preparing for the High Holidays, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. At 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 11, Rabbi Natan Margalit gives a talk on "Highlights of the High Holidays," spelling out the difference between Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 24-26) and Yom Kippur, (Oct. 3-4) and their themes. He leads Sabbath services at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 12, followed by a catered dinner and discussion of "The Poetry of the High Holidays." Bring your own poems. Dinner reservations required. $10/$40 family cap. Margalit leads Sabbath services at 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 13, followed by a luncheon and talk on "What Does Atonement Mean?" FMI: 594-4523, info@AdasYoshuron.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

• Walk on Belfast's In-Town Nature Trail,
Fridays to the end of October. Meet at the boathouse 9 a.m. and carpool to the section of trail being explored that day. FMI: 338-1147.
• Camp for the Grief-Stricken, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 12-14, Friends Camp, South China. Individuals and families from anywhere in Maine who have lost a loved one are invited to Camp Ray of Hope, a project of Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area. Workshops all weekend. Massage, reflexology and Reiki on Saturday. Childcare for infants and toddlers. Swimming, canoeing and fishing for kids. $60/$180 for a family of three or more. Scholarships available. Registration required: hvwa.org, JRoy@hvwa.org or 873-3615.
• Wood-Oven Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Chef Mark Stevens and Linda Tripp host the dinner at their home in Tenants Harbor as part of Georges River Land Trust's Revelry for the River. Served on the porch overlooking the Georges River. $80/$70 members. FMI: GeorgesRiver.org or 594-5166.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

• Landowner Appreciation Cleanup Day,
join the Maine Bureau of Forestry and recreational groups like Maine Snowmobile Association and ATV Maine to clean 60 sites where trash was dumped illegally. The goal is to keep landowners from posting "No Trespassing" signs or installing gates, so that those who don't abuse the privilege can keep using the land. To volunteer: 827-1800 or 800-750-9777.
• Mid-Coast Autism Support Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Seton School, 1 Free St., Camden. The Mid-Coast Maine Autism Support Group holds its first meeting to discuss area need for such a group, identify resources and recruit people who wish to take a leadership role. Drop in for coffee and donuts. FMI: 236-3319.
• Hike New Trail in Unity, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for the hike on a new section of the Hills to Sea Trail. Meet at MOFGA Fairgrounds' back entrance on Crosby Road off Route 220. Bring lunch and sun or rain protection. FMI: 338-1147.
• 90th Birthday for Eva Cushman, 2-4 p.m., Martinsville Grange. Drop by to give her birthday wishes. Refreshments.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

• Learn About "Circles of Care,"
9 a.m., St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Game Loft represenatives give a presentation on the program that needs volunteers to listen compassionately to young people in need of sage advice. FMI: 338-6447 or CirclesOfCare.TheGameLo-ft@gmail.com.
• Guest Speaker at UCC Church in Lincolnville, 9:30 a.m., Lincolnville Center. The Rev. Richard Snyder, chair of the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine, leads the service and addresses how our nation will be measured against the plumb line of justice. FMI: 763-4652.
• Ceremony of 8,000 Sacred Drums, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Gibbs Library, Washington. Arrive early for smudging.
• Open House at Belfast Ecovillage, see the 36-unit community's completed solar installation, the largest of its type in Maine. Many of the homes approach "netzero," which means they produce as much energy as they consume. FMI: 338-9200 or info@MaineCohousing.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

• Food Mobile in Newcastle,
10-11:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St. All are welcome to bring a box and pick up bakery products, meat, produce and non-perishables. Don't arrive before 9:45 a.m. because the parking lot will be closed until the truck pulls in and parks. There will also be a regular food pantry the following day, Tues., Sept. 16.
• AARP Smart Driver Course in Belfast, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Defensive driving, traffic laws and more for drivers 50 and up. $20/$15 AARP members. Get location directions when you register: 338-0350.
• "History of Education: Newcastle," 3-4 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Arlene Cole shows a wide array of pictures and maps and tells how the townspeople battled Indians, poverty and strife, which meant education got put on the back burner in favor of survival. Free and open to the public.
• Informed Women's Network to Meet, Mid-Coast Chapter holds its first meeting at The Chowder House, next to the Trade Winds in Rockland. 6 p.m. social. 7-9 p.m. program with local candidates for the Maine Senate.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

• Walk in Marsh River Preserve,
10 a.m., Newcastle. Naturalist Lynne Flaccus leads the all-ages walk through the salt marsh. Bring binoculars and wear shoes that like mud. Meet at the kiosk on Eagle Point Road, off Osprey Point Road, south of the Route 1 rest area. FMI: 586-5616 or Sheepscot.org.
• "Tending the Perennial Garden," noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wendy Andresen presents the next installment in her series, this time focusing on the early-fall garden. Meet at the Hexagon for the outdoor program. Bring an envelope to collect seeds. $5/members free.
• "Ed Muskie: Made in Maine, 1914-1960," noon-1 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Author James Witherell traces the arc of Muskie's life from modest beginnings to his governorship of Maine. Also at MHS, at 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 18, "What's Laundry Got to Do With It? Caring for the Body in the 19th Century United States." University of Pennsylvania prof Kathleen Brown explores early hygiene. Talks are $5 at the door. Members free.
• New Bereavement Group Meeting in Rockland, 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 28. Support group for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. Sponsored by Coastal Family Hospice. Free. Register with Sandy Yakovenko, 372-6322, or Barbara Spalding, 236-3056.
• Bird Talk and Mist-Netting Demo, 9-11 a.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Patrick Keenan, outreach director at the Biological Research Institute, talks about Maine avian ecology, migration and threats, and gives a mist-netting demo. Suggested donation $12/$10 members.
• "Not for Children Only" Book Discussion Series in Tenants Harbor, Jackson Memorial Library. First of five monthly sessions. Participants will read such classics as "I Am the Cheese" and "Charlotte's Web," and discuss their relevance for adults and children. Books will be provided by Maine State Library. Limited to 25. Reservations: 372-8961.
• Intergenerational Book Club to Discuss "Orphan Train," 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library. The Library has extra copies of the Christina Baker Kline book. All welcome.
• "Wild Mushrooms; Foraging for Functional Food," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Mycologist and author Greg Marley gives an intro on finding and using edible and medicinal Maine 'shrooms.
• "Restoration of a Georgetown Landmark - The Pergola at the Chalet," 7 p.m., Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road. Rich Start presents a program on Fred Holland Day's ambitious three-year project in the early 1900s to build a home on the Sheepscot Bay, and the recent renovation of its pergola.
• "You Can Can," 7 p.m., Camden Library. Kate Waters of Bleuberet in Ellsworth shares her experiences as a "home canner" with over 10 years of successes and failures. Free.
• Co-Dependency Meeting, 7 p.m., Congregational Church, Camden.
• Slide Talk on Family Farming, 7 p.m., Waldoboro Library. Janet Spears talks about her family's business that spans five generations and 80 years. Free.
• Jewish Holiday Baking Class, 7-9 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. Shelley Kushner teachers you how to bake some traditional favorites in time for the High Holidays. $18 benefits the Synagogue. Registration: 594-4523 or info@AdasYoshuron.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

• "Going Bats!" with Annie Kassler,
10:30 a.m.-noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. The Bat Conservation International rep and bat lover gives the illustrated talk for adults 55 and older in Quarry Hill's Living Well series. Free, but registration required: 230-6116.
• Lunch and Learn Series, 11:15 a.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Nurse Helen Weld will talk about the Gardens for Health International program. $6/$5 age 60 and up. Register by noon Mon., Sept. 15: 563-1363.
• "Medicare for Everyone: Cutting Through the Red Tape," 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Learn about all four parts, how to choose a drug plan, when to enroll and more. It's offered again on Weds., Sept. 24, 6-8 p.m. Registration required: 563-1363.
• Free Varicose Vein Screening, 5-7 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center on Pen Bay Medical Center campus. To make an appointment: 593-5744.
• Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays. The group gives writers a place to get feedback and share experiences and dos and don'ts. All writers welcome, published and aspiring.
• "Maine Schoolhouses and Child Life, circa 1900," 7 p.m., Hahn Center, Main Street, Friendship. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth gives the talk. Free and open to all. Refreshments.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

• Talk on Russia & Ukraine Situation,
6-7:30 p.m., Rockland Library. Russian-born Valery Kostin discusses Russia's past and present and what's happening in the Ukraine. Free.
• HiSET Test Prep Course, Central Lincoln County Adult Ed offers the course that covers the same ground as was required by the former GED. There are several time options for day and evening. A welcome and orientation session will be held Thurs., Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m., at Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta. FMI: clc.MaineAdultEd.org or 563-2811.
• "The Ship in the Forest: Our Forest and Sea Connection in Maine," 6:30 p.m., Belfast Library. Professor Bill Leavenworth, a sailing vessel worker, gives the talk, sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.
• "New to Medicare" Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Gibbs Library, Washington. Gloria Rhode teaches the ABCs. Registration required: 596-0339.
• "All About Bluebirds - and More," 7 p.m., Camden Library's Reading Room. John Rogers covers the history of the Eastern Bluebird, and shares his passion for the natural world.
• "Introduction to Unschooling," 7 p.m., Camden Library's Picker Room. Led by unschooling advocate and author Sandra Dodd, with her husband, Keith, and local resident Laurie Wolfrum.

COMING UP:

• Behind-Closed-Doors Tour of Castle Tucker,
Fri., Sept. 19, 10-11:30 a.m., 2 Lee St., Wiscasset. Site manager Peggy Konitzky leads you on a tour that includes rooms and stories not on the general tour of the 30-room mansion. Registration required: 882-7169.
• AARP Smart Driver Class, Fri., Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages provided. Those 55 or older who complete the course get an insurance discount. $20/$15 AARP members. Register by Thurs., Sept. 18: 563-1363.
• Volunteer Day at Hurricane Island Foundation, Center for Science and Leadership, Sat., Sept. 20. Fun and meaningful work for all ages. For transportation from Rockland and the Fox Islands: emily@HurricaneIsland.net or 867-6050.
• Pack Basket Workshop, Sat., Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Deer Foot Farm, Route 131, Appleton. Wanda Garland leads the workshop, where participants will make their own pack basket to carry home. $10 plus materials fee. FMI: 785-3200.
• 3rd Annual Bringing Worlds Together Conference, Sat., Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., UMaine in Farmington. The free conference for veterans, their families and community members will include nine workshops on such topics as post-traumatic stress and reintegration. Featured speaker will be Dr. Robert Moore of the Crisis Care Network. Registration: tcmhs.org or 783-9141.
• Bus from Damariscotta to Common Ground Fair, Sat., Sept. 20. It leaves Central Lincoln County Adult Ed, 767 Main St. (Route 1A) at 9 a.m. and returns around 5 p.m. $19. Registration: MaineAdultEd.org.
• Walk Trout Brook Preserve's New Interpretive Trail, Sat., Sept. 20, 10 a.m. Join Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association's Lynne Flaccus at the kiosk on Route 218 north of the Alna Store, then stroll the 1.7-mile trail that meanders along Trout Brook. All ages welcome.
• "Mainers on the Titanic," Sat., Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m., Appleton Library. Author Mac Smith gives the talk tracing the stories of passengers who had ties to Maine.
• Bus to People's Climate March in Manhattan, leaves Camden's Watershed School at 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 20. Returns late Sun., Sept. 21, after the march, which begins 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Columbus Circle, in response to the UN Climate Summit. $60 round trip. For more info, including on Saturday night lodging, email JMcMahon@midcoast.com.
• Ceremony of 8,000 Sacred Drums, Sun., Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Palermo Community Center, Turner Ridge Road. Tap into the energy of drums being played simultaneously in 192 countries. FMI: 993-2294.
• Basketball Officials Class, for people 18 and older in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties. Classes start Sun., Sept. 21, and run 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays & Wednesdays at Reed's Brook Middle School, Room 164, Hampden. They end with a written test on Sun., Nov. 2. A fee is required. FMI: 789-5118 or DAmesRef@Tidewater.net.
• School Bus License Course, seven weeks, starting Mon., Sept. 22. You must have a Maine license. $1,145 tuition. Application deadline is Mon., Sept. 15. FMI: 596-7752.
Leer y Charlar - Read and Chat, Tues., Sept. 23, 1 p.m., Camden Library. Join the launch of this Spanish language reading and conversation group. FMI: LeerYCharlar@gmail.com.
• 11th Annual GrassRoots Organizing Workshops, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-28, Bryant Pond 4-H Camp. $10-$80, sliding scale, includes local food and rustic lodging. Childcare available. FMI: 284-3358, rosc@psouth.net or Jacquio50@yahoo.com.
• "Contemplation & Compassion: The Meaning of the Sacred Today," Sat., Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., RockportOpera House. Keynote by PadraicO'Hare, Professor of Religion at Merrimack College, plus spiritual exercises and discussion. To register, send $15 and contact info by Mon., Sept. 22, to Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport. FMI: longte1507@gmail.com.
• Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Sat., Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. rain or shine. Spend the day with noted mycologist Greg Marley learning to identify and collect Maine mushrooms safely. Bring mushrooms for identification, if you wish. Prepayment required; $60/$50 members. Register online: hvnc.org. $10 additional for same-day registration.
• Master Gardener Volunteer Training, registration deadline is Thurs., Sept. 18, for classes that run 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 20. After a break, classes continue March 26-April 30, followed by spring workshops chosen by participants. $220. Scholarships available. Download application from umaine.edu/knox-lincoln/educational-programs/master-gardeners/ or call 800-244-2104.

ONGOING:

• Midcoast Farmers' Markets, with local, organic artisan foods and crafts. Many accept EBT:
• Belfast, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts. • Brooks, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marsh River Coop (formerly Paul's True Value Hardware). 25 percent off EBT purchases. • Camden, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., upper parking lot behind Knox Mill. • Lincolnville, Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., on the lawn at Dot's Market, Route 1 near Lincolnville Beach. • Martinsville, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Route 131. • Rockland, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbor Park. Also in Rockland, the Youthlinks Student Garden Army Farmstand, Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. • Searsport, Tues., 2:30-5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum crescent, Route 1. Through mid-Oct. • Thomaston, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., behind the Academy building. • Union, Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Union Common. • Unity, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Community Center. • Waldoboro, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Cider Hill Farm, Main Street, west of the village. • Washington, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. Through mid-December.
• Free "Essentials of College Planning" Workshops in September, for those over 18, at University College of Rockland, 91 Camden St., 9 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 15, 22 & 29, and at UMaine's Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30. Registration: 800-281-3707 or meoc.maine.edu.
• 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.
• Keep Moving Exercise Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 596-0339.
• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Monday, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
• Free Blood Pressure Screenings, Tuesdays, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, Rockland.
• 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.
• Waldoboro Coed Softball, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 and 2:30 p.m. at various fields around town up to the double-elimination tournament the weekend of Oct. 4 & 5. FMI: WaldoboroMaine.org.
• Ukes Rock! Open Ukulele Jam, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Suite 203, 417 Main St., Rockland. There will be no jams Sept. 2, 9, 16 & 23. They resume again Sept. 30. Free. All welcome.
• Dancing Xigong, Tuesdays through August, 9-9:30 a.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. FMI: 236-8732.
• Veterans' Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans and their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry or fiction. Free and confidential.
• Parkinson's Support Group, first Tuesday, noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Bring a bag lunch. FMI: 594-1637.
• Genealogy Club, first Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
• CamRock Network, first and third Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 3 Dogs Cafe, Route 1, Rockport. Women's networking group provides referrals, support and information to help businesses. FMI: 542-3833, 542-4737 or CamRockNetwork.com.
• Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
• Tuesday Book Club in Camden, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. FMI: 470-7473.
• Senior Learning Sessions & Potlucks, Rocky Coast Home, Booker St., Thomaston. First Tuesday learning session at 10 a.m. Fourth Tues. potluck at noon. Bring a dish or dessert. FMI: ThomastonRec.com or 975-2544.
• Nature Walks in Jefferson, second Tuesday, Hidden Valley Nature Center. Meet at the 131 Egypt Rd. entrance at 10 a.m. $5 suggested donation. FMI: hvnc.org or 200-8840.
• Parkinson's Education and Support Group, second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital's Education Center. FMI: 930-2500.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, second Tuesday, 4 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All are welcome. No philosophical training needed.
• Thomaston Library Intergenerational Book Club, third Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St.
• 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.
Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
• Hump Day Open Mic at Lincoln Street Center in Rockland, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Sign-up 6:30 p.m. With food, beer, wine and other concessions. No cover. FMI: 975-2311. Throughout 2014.
• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesday, 10 a.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St.
• Waldo County Beekeepers, second Wed., 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
• NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
• Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. For nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners to come together. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
• Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
• Midcoast Chess Club, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
• Ukulele Jam/Strumming Group, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, Route 1, Thomaston/Rockland line. Free. FMI: 542-4452.
• Open Mic at The Highlands Coffee House, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., 189 Main St., Thomaston. Sign-up at 6 p.m.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• 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 ppetp@tidewater.net.
• 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 or -9877.
• Knox County Coin Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. All 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.
• 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.
• Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
• King's Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Rte. 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. Benefits Maine Coast Animal Rescue. FMI: 789-5700.
• Free Butcher Demos, Saturdays, 3 p.m., Maine Street Meats (in State of Maine Cheese building), 461 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: 236-6328.
• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturday, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
• Bargain Basement Sale, first Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through December, Miles in Motion Thrift Shop, 114 Church St., Damariscotta. $5 for a bag of clothes.
• Simply Books, first Saturday, 2 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. Book group for adults. Bring whatever book you're reading and share it with the group.
• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
• Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. 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.


















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