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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
"Mugs for Maskers," 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 fund the Belfast Maskers' 2014 season.
Acclaimed American Essayist to Read, 7:30 p.m., The Landing in the UMaine Farmington Student Center. Award-winning David Gessner, author of the forthcoming "All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey," gives the free program, followed by a book signing.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:
Live Public Auction in Thomaston, Apostolic Church, 16 Thomaston St. Concession stand opens 5:30 p.m. Auction 6 p.m. with electronics, furniture, camping gear, kids' items & more. FMI: 596-0270.
Live & Silent Auctions and Cookout, Masonic Temple, Main St., Thomaston. Cookout and silent auction 6 p.m. Live auction 7 p.m. Benefits MidCoast Christian Academy, an independent high school in Thomaston. FMI: 593-7400.
Raised By Wolves in Thomaston, 7-9 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St. The band plays danceable Latin and blues. No cover, but tips appreciated.
The Press Gang Plays in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge. They blend traditional Irish music with other sounds.
Pianist George Lopez to Perform, 7:30 p.m., Bowdoin College's Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick. He plays pieces by Scarlatti, Debussy, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Free. Open to all.
Paddy Mills at The Narrows Tavern, 8 p.m., Waldoboro. Acoustic originals and covers of folk, Americana and Irish music. No cover; donations appreciated.
Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Fri., Sat. & Sun., Sept. 26, 27 & 28. It's being celebrated across the state. The full line-up is at GreatMaineOutdoorWeekend.org. While the fun lasts for three days, note that the following events all take place on Sat., Sept. 27:
Bike and Hike with Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet by Knox Town Office, 10 Abbott Road, just off Route 137. Peter Millard leads a 6-mile bike ride on dirt and paved roads to Halldale Road in Montville. Then he guides a two-mile hike on trails to the Sheepscot River, before the return ride.
Dog Walk at Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta, 10 a.m.-noon. Snap a leash on your pooch for the hike of a couple of miles. With a drawing for a doggy prize. Free, but bring a donation for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Their wish list is at lcasmaine.com.
"The Great Hike at Ovens Mouth Preserve," 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Boothbay Region Land Trust celebration includes a hike with a scavenger hunt, barbecue, kids' games, cold beer and live music by The Spaceheaters. $15/$25 couples/$30 per family: BrownPaperTickets.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 633-4818.
Free Tour of New Preserve in Bath, 12:30 p.m. You're invited to the opening and tour of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's new Lilly Pond Community Forest. With tasty autumn treats. Park at Goddard Park at High and Marshall streets. Registration: 442-8400.
Guided River-Link Trail Hike, 1-4:30 p.m. Join Sarah Gladu for the 5-mile hike on the River-Link Trail. Park at Dodge Point Preserve on River Road and carpool to the start of the hike in Edgecomb. Register by Thurs., Sept. 25: 563-1393. $10/$5 Damariscotta River Association members.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:
5K Race/Walk for Recovery, to honor victims of untreated substance abuse, their families and friends. Open to all. No registration required. Race starts 10 a.m. at Waldo County Sheriff's Office. With music and refreshments after the race.
10th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Download a ticket at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay for free admission for two to the Maine State Museum in Augusta, which has a stunning new exhibit of Mount Mica tourmaline crystals. Or take a free tour of historic and huge Castle Tucker or the Nickels-Sortwell House, both in Wiscasset. Tours every half hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cuban Lunch in Rockland, 1 p.m., Penobscot School, 28 Gay St.. Authentic cuisine is dished up to celebrate the fact that the school is a co-presenter of "Mateo," a Cuban film being shown at the Strand Theatre earlier in the day as part of the 2014 Camden International Film Festival. $15. Reservations: 594-1084.
3rd Annual Hospice Cup Regatta, 1-3 p.m. You can get a good view from 54 Water St. in Thomaston. Racers are donating their entry fees to Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers. FMI on the event: 236-7048. FMI on Coastal Family Hospice's programs: 593-9355.
"End Violence Together," 1:30 p.m. The rally on the Bangor waterfront will feature drumming, speakers and music, followed by a march through downtown and a closing ceremony, meant to raise awareness on how war, poverty and environmental destruction are connected. Learn more: CampaignNonviolence.org.
Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story! 3 p.m., Camden Library. The MidCoast Anthroposophical Society Group presents Glen Williamson in a one-man performance. $15 tickets at HAV II, The Owl & Turtle Bookshop and the door.
Talk with Author Lee Smith, 3-5 p.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast. She discusses her latest novel, "Guests on Earth," called "masterly" by The New York Times. Free, but reservations are required: 338-9009.
Swing & Blues Workshops and Dance in Camden, 5:30-11 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Swing & Blues workshop 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wraps & Leans workshop 6:45-7:45 p.m. East Coast Swing lesson 8 p.m., followed by the dance with guest DJ, refreshments and door prizes. No partner or experience needed. $9 includes dance and East Coast Swing lesson. Workshops are $10 each/$18 for one plus dance/$25 for both plus dance. FMI: 203-915-9371 or JoyfulDancing.com.
Kennebunk River Band in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Electric Americana folk rock at Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge.
Blind Albert & Friends Blues Jam, 7-10 p.m., The Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St., Thomaston. Hot blues. No cover.
Gary Wittner Quartet to Perform, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Frontman Wittner is joined by jazz luminary Brad Terry, who has shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie. Jacob Forbes and Kinnon Church round out the group. $15/$13 members/$5 age 18 and under.
Music & Poetry Jams in Waldoboro, Old Number Nine, Friendship Street. At 6:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27, bring an acoustic instrument, snacks and beverages. On Sun., Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m., the gallery hosts an open poetry reading followed by a potluck. Stephen Parmley will read from his collection, "Gaia Sutra." Benefits the Medomak Art Project. FMI: 790-0527.
Free Foliage Tours Aboard Lively Lady, Sat., Sept. 27-Sun., Oct. 12. Camden Harbor Cruises thanks the community for its support by offering free tours to local residents aboard a lobster boat. Tours leave from Camden Public Landing and those aboard can help haul a trap. Kids can even take a turn at the wheel. The boat will have a cash bar. To sign up, go to CamdenHarborCruises, click on the day you wish to tour and enter coupon code LOCALS. More info: 236-6627.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:
Race Through the Woods, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. The 5.5-mile and half marathon races start at 9 a.m. This year heralds the addition of a Kids' Trail Fun Run, 10:30 a.m., a quarter-mile obstacle race for children around ages 5-12. With live music, food and games. Registration: hvnc.org.
Midcoast Maine Autism Speaks Walk, Warren Town Office, 167 Western Road. Free registration for the 1.7-mile walk opens 9 a.m. Walk 10 a.m. All are invited to walk free, but donations welcome to benefit Autism Speaks. FMI: 542-2195.
6th Annual Frye Mountain Horse-Drawn Tours, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Climb aboard for a two-hour tour of the abandoned settlement, passing sites of former farms, schools and cemeteries. Volunteers will talk about the people who once lived on the mountain. You must give a $20 deposit when you register. It will be refunded when you arrive for the tour. FMI: 589-4414 or 589-4760.
Pemaquid Oyster Festival, noon to dusk, rain or shine, Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina, Main Street, Damariscotta. Music, aquaculture exhibits, rides to the oyster beds on the RiverTripper, oyster poetry contest and the Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest. Free admission. FMI: PemaquidOysterFestival.com.
Inspire-a-Thon in Belfast, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Belfast Creative Coalition hosts the old-timey telethon at Troy Howard Middle School, broadcast live on BCTV-2. Live performances, Cultivate Preview Party and $3 horse rides at the family event for all ages. FMI: 323-8692 or BelfastCreativeCoalition.com.
Maine Academy of Country Music 12th Annual Awards Show, 1-5 p.m., American Legion Post 2, Capital Street exit, Augusta. Burt Truman emcees the show. Awards presented for "Living Legends," "Hillbilly Heaven" and others, followed by music by Chris Fyfe, Debbie Myers and many others.
Northern Breeze Bluegrass Gospel Concert, 2 p.m., Rockland Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 50 Camden St., across from Burger King. Also at the church on Sunday, Mike Henderson from Heart of Africa preaches at the 10:30 a.m. service, which is followed by a soup and salad potluck. All are welcome to any or all of these events. FMI: 542-4771.
"By the Bay" Plays in Rockland, 4-7 p.m., The Landings Restaurant & Lounge, 1 Commercial St. The jazz trio plays classic standards. FMI: 594-3011.
Heaven's Blend Gospel Concert, North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, Route 220. Potluck 5 p.m. Concert 6 p.m. Free. An offering will be taken.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
First Meeting on New Cultural Plan for Rockland, Farnsworth Art Museum. A grant from the Emanuel & Pauline A. Lerner Foundation has been awarded to the City to create a Cultural Plan. Tuesday's Community Leadership Forum will bring together community and business leaders. Interested parties are welcome, but must make a reservation: 596-6457, ext. 117. Future meetings will be set up to gather input from a wide range of citizens.
PSO Organ & Choral Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The Portland Symphony Orchestra opens its 90th season with a concert conducted by Robert Moody, and will feature guest pianist Henry Kramer, Ray Cornils on the Kotzschmar organ, and the Choral Art Society. Tickets ranging from $25-$75: 842-0800 or PortTix.com.
Monhegan Fall Abundance Festival, Tues., Sept. 30-Thurs., Oct. 2. Workshops, cooking demos, farm tours, the fun of watching the lobster fleet put out their traps, and meals made with local food and served with a cold local brew. Pick a day and get out to Monhegan. FMI: MonheganWellness.com/events.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1:
"Hack the Bay!" 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Library's third-floor meeting room. Lovers of Penobscot Bay are calling on volunteers of every age, skillset and level of mobility to come learn how they can help create an urgently needed snapshot of the threatened Bay's ecology, chemistry and habitat quality. FMI: 593-2744 or CoastWatch@gmail.com.
Talk by Novelist Paul Betit, 7 p.m., Wiscasset Library. The suspense author gives the free presentation. Refreshments. FMI: 882-7161.
Gale Eaton Discusses Her New Book, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. She gives a talk on "The Education of Alice M. Jordan: Navigating a Career in Children's Librarianship," which profiles the daughter of a fourth-generation sea captain from Thomaston.
"Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love," 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free. No need to reserve.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2:
Popular Folk Duo to Play,7 p.m., Camden Library Coffeehouse. Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, whose albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, play. $8/$7 seniors & students.
Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance, Fri., Oct. 3, American Legion Post 43, Belfast. 6:30 p.m. community dance led by Chrissy Fowler with music by the All-Comers Band, all musicians welcome to sit in; $2 adults/$1 kids. 8 p.m. contra dance with Quena Crain calling and music by The Gig Hunters. $10/$7 ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers/$4 kids. Bring a box fan for the windows and get $1 off.
Blues Ball in Rockport, Fri., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. Juke Rockets Blues Band opens for Teeny Tucker at the Samoset Resort. Big dance floor, cash bar. $20/$150 table of 10. Tickets: 596-6055. Samoset "Blues Ball" dining and room rates: 594-2511.
2nd Annual Walk for Hunger, Sat., Oct. 4, 9-11:30 a.m. The walk starts and ends at the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, across from Rockland Middle School. Walkers can gather any level of pledges for the food pantry. Sign-up forms are at AIOFoodPantry.org. FMI: 785-2086.
Celebration at Historic Waldoboro Church, Sat., Oct. 4, noon-4 p.m. Broad Bay Congregational Church celebrates more than 175 years and recent structural improvements with an Open House. The program starts at 1 p.m. with stories by the Rev. Nancy Duncan and others; 2 p.m., Carroll Smith plays the restored 1875 Hook & Hastings organ; 3 p.m., talk on the building's structure and history and recent restorations. FMI: 832-6898 or WaldoUCC@midcoast.com.
Suzy Bogguss Sings in Boothbay Harbor, Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. The singer with three gold records promotes her latest album, "Lucky," at the Opera House. $25 adv. tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com, 633-5159 or the 86 Townsend Ave. box office. $30 day of.
Harbor Arts & Books in Camden, Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 5. Some 60 artisans will display ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, painting, photography and more. The library will hold its annual book sale both days. See the vendors at: camden.lib.me.us.
Open Auditions for Les Misérables, Sat., Oct. 4, and Tues., Oct. 7. Heartwood Theater invites actors of all ages to try out for the musical to be presented next spring in the Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy. The company will hold auditions for Cyrano de Bergerac on Sat., Nov. 15. FMI: 563-1373 or HeartwoodTheater.org.
Blessing of the Animals in Edgecomb, Sun., Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Edgecomb Congregational Church, UCC, 15 Cross Point Road. People and pets of all types are invited to the rain-or-shine event that will start with a Costume Contest and Pet Parade and end with individual blessings. FMI: 882-4060. There will be a blessing the same day at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Belfast at 9:30 a.m. Anyone with an immobile pet, or one that is deceased, is welcome to bring a leash or other memento to participate in a remembrance. Rain will move it indoors. FMI: StMargaretsBelfast.org. or 338-2412. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier for both.
Leaf Peepers Tour on RiverTripper, Sun., Oct. 5. The tour departs Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina at 2 p.m. Sarah Gladu will be aboard to discuss seasonal changes in the river, foliage, seals, birds, oyster farming and more. $35/$30 seniors/$20 under 12. Reservations: 888-635-4309.
Mes Amis Gypsy Jazz Quartet, Sun., Oct. 5, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, Camden. This entry in church's The Friends of Music Concert Series will be followed by a reception with refreshments and a chance to meet the singers. Free; donations taken at the door.
Free Concert by GQ+3 and Georges River Consort, Tues., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing. Gospel & more. FMI: 354-6679.
Wendall Kinney to Bring the Laughs, Weds., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Wiscasset Library. The humorist introduces his new CD, "The Bull and I." Free and open to the public. Refreshments. FMI: 882-7161.
Experts to Discuss Maine Maritime History, Thurs., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Firehouse Center, Damariscotta. Three esteemed and prolific maritime history authors - Lincoln Paine, George Daughan and James Nelson - will be on the panel at Maine Coast Book Shop's third Firehouse Forum. $10. You must reserve: 563-3207.
Sparky's 10K Road Race, Sat., Oct. 11. Registration 7:30 a.m. Race 8 a.m. $15 pre-registration. $20 day of race. Contract the Waldoboro Fire Department: 832-2162 or Fire@WaldoboroMaine.org.
Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys in Rockland, Thurs., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Strand Theatre. The bluegrass legend hits the stage with the "Boys," who include Nathan Stanley and Ralph Stanley II. $37.50 adv. tickets: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070. $42.50 day of.
CHILDREN, TEENS & PARENT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
Enrollment Now Open for Rockland Harbor YMCA Child Care Center, for kids 6 weeks to 5 years old. The program is slated to open at the new Y, 12 Water St., in early December. FMI: 236-3375, ext. 241.
MC3! Chorus Registration, 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 3:45-4:45 p.m. Thursdays. FMI: mccSings.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
"Wild Encounters" at Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, Damariscotta, for kids 5 and up in homeschooling families and groups. Sessions run 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 12 and Feb. 16. Themes include Insect Safari, Wabanaki Living, Maine's Mammals and more. With a hike and nature journaling. $5 per session. Buy five, get the sixth free. FMI: 563-1393.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
"E.A.r.t.H. (Ecology for Advanced Homeschoolers) in Damariscotta, at Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, for homeschooled kids 9 and up with a serious interest in natural history. Classes:10 a.m.-noon Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 17, April 14, May 19 and June 9. Kids will study everything from phytoplankton to migration. With homework assignments. $65/$40 members every three months. FMI: 563-1393.
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: "September gardens." Kids under 11 should be with an adult. Materials provided.
Family Harvest Days at Boothbay Railway Village, Sat. & Sun., Oct. 4 & 5. With old-fashioned fun including a hayride to the pumpkin patch, antique tractors, traditional games, farmstead food demos such as butter-churning (and tasting) and animals. Free with admission, $10 adults/$5 ages 3-18/free under 3 and members. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Free Daughters 'n' Dads Program, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 9, 16 & 23, Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport. Knox County and Lincolnville girls in grades 3-5 and their dads, stepdads, uncles or other significant men in their life are invited to attend one, two or all three of the programs that feature a "getting to know you" activity, healthy meal, short discussion on making healthy choices, and noncompetitive games. Registration required: 236-6313, ext. 2, or email@example.com.
"Mammals of Maine," Fri., Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m., DRA Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center, Damariscotta. In this Frogs and Pollywogs class for preschoolers ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians, kids will see mammal skulls, hike for animal signs and make a plaster track. $3. Registration: 563-1393.
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. Mixed-age story time with songs, games, crafts and a snack.
Rockland God's Lighthouse Church Youth Group, 78 South Main St., Thursdays, 6 p.m. Food and fun for area kids 10 and up. FMI: 542-3906.
Rockland Library, 80 Union St.: Storytime and Crafts for All Ages, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
Rockland Play Days Story Time with Ashli Bickford, Camden Street, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $8.
Rockland Toy Library Center, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Thursdays & Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon. Birth to age 5.
Rockport Library Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and a craft. Free. FMI: 236-3642.
Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for kids 2-5. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Stories, songs and movement for newborns to 3-year-olds. Ready to Read, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Story hour and crafts for 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.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
10th Annual Camden International Film Festival, Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 25-28, in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Dozens of documentaries and more. FMI: CamdenFilmFest.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2:
COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast: "The Boxtrolls," "A Most Wanted Man," "The Maze Runner," "Dolphin Tale 2."
FLAGSHIP CINEMAS 10, Thomaston: "The Equalizer," "The Maze Runner," "This Is Where I Leave You," "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "The Drop," "Dolphin Tale 2," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Boxtrolls," "The Hundred-Foot Journey," "Let's Be Cops."
HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: "Calvary." Showtimes: 633-0438 or HarborTheatre.net.
LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: "Calvary." Showtimes: 563-3424 or AtTheLincoln.org.
STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: "A Most Wanted Man." FMI: RocklandStrand.com, or 594-0070.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:
"The Notorious Mr. Bout," 6:30 p.m., Bayview Street Cinema, Camden. The documentary about Russian arms dealer Victor Bout is followed by a Q&A with the directors. $10 or presentation of CIFF All Access or Festival Pass.
"Key Largo," 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St. As a hurricane rages outside, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall play a couple trapped inside a hotel that's been commandeered by a gangster.
"The World According to Garp," 7 p.m., Friday Night Flicks at Belfast Library, 106 High St. Robin Williams plays T.S. Garp in this hilarious and heartbreaking film based on John Irving's best-selling novel. Free.
Dessert, Drinks and Dish, 9-10:30 p.m., Van Lloyd's Bistro, Parking Lot Lane, Damariscotta. Bring your stub from the movie at the Lincoln Theater (or your membership card) and get 20 percent off wine, beer, coffee and desserts while you dish about the film with other patrons.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Ken Burns," Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta shows the seven-part PBS documentary for free. Episodes 1 & 2 show at 1 p.m. and Episode 3 at 7 p.m.; Episodes 4 & 5 at 2 p.m., Weds., Oct. 1; Episode 6 at 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 2; and Episode 7 at 2 p.m., Fri., Oct. 3.
"Growing Local" Film Event, 5 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. At this CIFF event, three short docs on local sustainable food are shown, then a panel discusses "Taking Local Food to the Next Level." FMI: CamdenFilmFest.com.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
"The Way We Were," 7 p.m., By Popular Demand film series at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford play opposites who fall in love. Suggested $5 donation.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2:
Andrew Alden Ensemble Presents Buster Keaton, playing original, contemporary music to accompany four shorts and the feature "The General." It goes on at Harbor Theatre, Boothbay Harbor, at 7 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 2 & 3. It goes on at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4, and 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 5. All shows are $10/$8 seniors and youth.
2nd Annual Pride Film Festival, four Thursdays in October at the Michael Klahr Center of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta. All films start at 7 p.m. Oct. 2: "Ma Vie en Rose."
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
Works by Jo M. Orise in Rockland, Brown Bag Restaurant Café. On display now through Oct. 31. FMI, www.jomorise.com.
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.
Wiscasset Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts will host a pop-up gallery at 106 Main St., among other events in the season's final Walk.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:
Juried Furniture Show Opens with Reception, 5-7 p.m., Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90, Rockport. The show of work by the Center's alumni and former Studio Fellows runs through Jan. 7.
Reception for "The Body Beautiful," 5-8 p.m., Keag River Gallery, 25 Dublin Road, South Thomaston. Figure photography by Mike Dumont will be on display through the fall. This is the Gallery's final show of the year.
Belfast Final Friday Art Walk, over 20 galleries, street performers, children's art and more. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.com. Receptions include:
Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer, 5:30-8 p.m., 96 Main St. "Cut & Paste," featuring work by Daniel Anselmi, Beth Henderson, Bennett Konesni, Abbie Read and Norman Tinker.
Belfast Co-op, 7-9 p.m., 123 High St. Corlis Carroll's show of photos, "After Wallace Nutting," and a free tasting of seasonal wines.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:
Stashbuster Fiber & Fabric Fair, 9 a.m.-noon, Belfast Library's Abbott Room. With a wide array of yarns, fabrics and supplies such as knitting needles, patterns, books, and embroidery and needlepoint supplies. Benefits Broadreach's Early Childhood Education Program.
2014 CMCA Biennial Exhibit Opens with Reception, 4-6 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. The exhibit features works by 28 artists chosen by jurors Jennifer Gros, chief curator at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum in Lincoln, Mass., and Deborah Weisgall, arts writer for The New York Times. It will be on view through Dec. 7.
"Learn to Paint in the Language of Color Theory," 9 a.m.-1 p.m. eight Saturdays starting Sept. 27, River Arts, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. Kerstin Engman leads the class for all artists. $275/$250 members. Also at River Arts, "Watercolor: Exploring Possibilities," Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27 & 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Elaine Reed leads the workshop for intermediate and advanced artists. It emphasizes composition and value patterns. $175/$150 members. FMI: RiverArtsME.org or 563-1507.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
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: "St. George Grange."
Functional Pottery Class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., River Arts, Damariscotta. Nathan Willever leads the four-week sessions Mondays from 5-7 p.m. $135/$120 members. FMI: RiverArtsME.org or 563-1507.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
"Acrylic Painting for Beginners" 1-4 p.m., River Arts, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta . Deb Arter teaches. $60, plus $7 materials fee; list of other materials sent to registrants. FMI: RiverArtsME.org, 563-1507.
Dee Obuchon to Give Demo at Closing Reception, 3-6 p.m., Good Tern Co-op Cafe Gallery, 750 Main St., Rockland. Her show of low-relief polymer clay works closes with a wine tasting and party, where she'll show how she does her work.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1:
Printing Classes in Damariscotta, Midcoast Printmakers. Delphine Sherin leads Wednesday night classes teaching various methods such as Pronto-Plate, gelatin, monoprint & drypoint. $40 per class includes materials. FMI: 701-1304.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2:
Georges Valley Quilters Meeting, 10:30 A.M., Federated Church, 8 Hyler St., Thomaston. Leah Ondra, owner of a new creative goods and fabric shop in Rockland, Clementine, will give a presentation. Public welcome. FMI: 596-7818.
"A Collaboration" Ceramics Show Opens in Rockland, Fri., Oct. 3, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. Works co-created by Simon van der Ven and Mark Bell will be on display through early November.
Rosalind Welsh Show Reception, Fri., Oct., 3, 4-6 p.m., Rising Tide Community Market, Damariscotta. With a wine tasting. Her paintings on shaped canvases will be on view through Nov. 1.
Reception to Open Show at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-7 p.m. Live music by By the Bay will play at the opening of the joint show by Sylvia Murdock and Ed Botkin. On display through Nov. 30.
Reception for Group Show in Rockland, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m., Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Works by Lauren Gill, Judith Herman, Penny Markley and Kay Sullivan are celebrated.
Reception for "Us and Them," Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m., Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., Rockland. Works by 11 artists of subjective reflections on relationships. Through Nov. 4.
Reception for Dual Åarhus Show, 50 Main St., Belfast, Fri., Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m. Works by Michael Alpert of Bangor and Jemma Gascoine of Blanchard are on display Sept. 30-Nov. 3.
Day of Art and Wine, Sat., Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The day starts at Artwork by A. Heywood, 808 North Nobleboro Road, Waldoboro. Then travel to Savage Oakes Vineyard in Union for two hours of plein-air painting, sketching or photography, followed by a tour and tasting. Then return to the gallery to paint. Register by Sat., Sept. 27: 832-6684 or anne@AnneHeywood.com.
Knox County Camera Club Show, opens with a reception 2-5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4, at the Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main St., Thomaston. With work by 13 shutterbugs, it continues to Oct. 13.
"Stone Carving with Andy Seferlis," first week of October, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., River Arts, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. For beginners and practiced hands. Bring your own stone or buy limestone or marble at cost. If you have tools, bring them; some available. $300 per week. Also: "A Different Kind of Watercolor Workshop: Illustrated Journaling," 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., Oct. 7-9. Hannah Ineson leads the class for beginners and accomplished painters. $180. Life Sculpture Studio, Thursdays starting Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will work without instruction from a long-term pose over six weeks. $80. Bring tools, armatures and sculpting medium. FMI: 563-1507 or RiverArtsME.org.
River Arts "Faces & Figures" Show, Damariscotta. Artists are invited to submit up to three works, in any media, depicting forms or faces of humans and animals. Deadline is 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4. Ed McCartan is the juror. Opening reception Fri., Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. "Bernard Langlais," a scholarly retrospective, through Jan. 4.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. "The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea" and "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World," both through 2014.
Penobscot Marine Museum, Sears-port. Photos from Antonia Small's Port Clyde Fishermen project and "Eric Hopkins: Shells - Fish - Shellfish." Both through Oct. 19.
Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. "Aaron T. Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal." Through Feb. 8. "Treasures of British Art, 1400-2000: The Berger Collection." Through Jan. 4.
BOOK, BAKE & TAG SALES
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:
Wolliker's Waldoboro Whimsies, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Hall, Waldoboro. The indoor flea market and bazaar will feature crafts, artistic and collectible items and more. Food & beverages on sale. Benefits Waldoboro Library. FMI: 380-3806.
Purple Slash Book Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Owls Head Village Library, 31 South Shore Drive. Every genre on sale. Hardbacks $1. Paperbacks 50¢.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2:
Camden Library Annual Book Sale, under a tent on the library's lawn. Preview sale for donors 4-6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 2. Public sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Oct. 3 & 4, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 5. Those who wish to attend Thursday's preview sale can become donors at the door with a minimum $25 donation.
Donations Needed for Rummage Sale, set for Sat., Oct. 4, at Rockland Church of the Nazarene. Proceeds go to the church's Emergency Fund to help needy families. Donations accepted up to Thurs., Oct. 2. Call 542-4771 to make arrangements or drop items at church.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:
VFW Public Supper in Northport, 4:30-6 p.m., Post 6131, 780 Atlantic Highway. The Ladies Auxiliary serves baked beans, casseroles, rolls, salads and desserts. Benefits the building fund and charities. $8/$4 under 12. FMI: 338-1150.
Fundraising Supper for Washington Fire Department, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the FD, Old Union Road. The Auxiliary serves turkey, roast beef, baked beans, vegetarian dishes and more. $8/$4 kids.
Fundraising Supper for Edgecomb Fire Department, 5-6 p.m., Edgecomb Congregational Church fellowship hall, 15 Cross Point Road. With a silent auction featuring over 70 items. Winners will be announced at the supper of baked beans, casseroles, salads and more. $8/$3 kids.
Benefit Supper for Joe Hooper, Jr., 5-7 p.m., American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast. With a bake sale and auction. Spaghetti with meat sauce, baked beans and dogs, corn bread and lots more. $5/$3 under 11. To help with medical bills.
Public Supper in Rockland, 5 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Benefits a different agency every month.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
Public Circle Supper, 5:30 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church. Meatloaf, potatoes, carrots, rolls and dessert. $8. FMI: 594-8656.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:
Explore Mushrooms and Other Fungi on Sears Island, 1-3 p.m. Join Dr. David Porter on a moderate walk. Meet at parking area by the gate on the causeway. FMI and to RSVP: 855-884-2284, GreenwaysCenter@gmail.com, or sign up at the event.
"Looking Beyond the Edges of Our Vision," 3:30-5:30 p.m., Bluenose Inn, 90 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Free panel discussion exploring how microscopic and telescopic looks at the world can fuel creativity. With a research scientist, artist and facilitator from the Maine Center for Creativity. A wine and cheese reception follows. RSVP: Cynthia@MaineCenterForCreativity.org.
"Butterfly Tea" Potluck, 5:30 p.m., Camden Library. Celebrate the community monarch butterfly project. Call the Library to sign up: 236-3440.
"Floating Offshore Wind: Becoming a Reality?," 7 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum's Main Street Gallery, Searsport. Dr. Andrew Groupee of UMaine's Advanced Structures & Composites Center gives the talk. $10/$8 members & Searsport residents.
Appleton Volunteer Opportunities Night, 7-9 p.m., Appleton Library. Enjoy dessert and learn how your unique skills can help the town's Fire Department, Historical Society or Library. FMI: 785-5656.
Movement Lab with Live Improv Cello, 7:15-9 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. All are welcome to a free intro class with cellist April Reed-Cox and facilitator Chelsea Cartwright. Paid classes will meet Thursdays, Oct. 2, 16, 30 & Nov. 13. FMI: 504-0813.
Talk on Medical Practice in the Civil War, 7:30 p.m., St. George Grange Hall. Dr. Edward Kahn gives the illustrated talk. Come early for the Historical Society's 6:30 p.m. potluck. FMI: 372-8893.
Hammond Tractor 2014 Drive Green Event, Thurs., Sept. 25-Weds., Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27). See the new utility, lawn and garden tractors and loaders, get a $500 discount coupon for John Deere equipment, and enter to win a compact utility tractor. FMI: 785-4464 or JohnDeere.com/DriveGreen.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:
Rosh Hashanah Services in Rockland, 9 a.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. Led by Rabbi David Freidenreich. FMI: 594-4523.
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.
Tails on the Trails at Linekin and Burley Preserves, 10-11:30 a.m. Grab Fido and meet the crew at the kiosk off Route 96, 3.8 miles from the traffic light at Hannaford, in East Boothbay. Dogs must be on a leash or under voice control. Free. FMI: 633-4818 or THall@bbrlt.org.
"New to Medicare" Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Spectrum Generations Knox Center, 61 Park St., Rockland. Gloria Rhode teaches the ABCs. Registration required: 596-0339. Also at Knox Center on Fri., Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m., Ben Cooke of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church engages community members in an ecumenical discussion about "The Shakers: Culture, Work & Religion." He'll whip up pancakes while you watch the Ken Burns film "The Shakers." $5. RSVP by noon Thurs., Sept. 25: 596-0339.
Free Panel Talk for Maine Voters, 2-4 p.m., Skidompha Library's Porter Auditorium, Damariscotta. Panelists will discuss how to effectively communicate with legislators. Followed by Q&A. No need to register. FMI: 354-9556.
"Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Camera," 2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, Damariscotta. Robert Gorrill leads the class for all levels that covers downloading images and manipulating and printing them. $20. Register by noon Thurs., Sept. 25: 563-1363.
Merryspring Volunteer Appreciation Party, 4-6 p.m., Merryspring Nature Center. Stewards, neighbors and community members are welcome to partake of food and drink, and raffle with donated prizes. Volunteers and completed projects will be named.
"Magnetizing Wealth and Power," 6:30-9 p.m., & Sat., Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Brunswick Shambhala Meditation Center. Michael Greenleaf leads the course. FMI & registration: ShambhalaBP.org.
11th Annual GrassRoots Organizing Workshops, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-28, Bryant Pond 4-H Camp, Bryant Pond. Workshop topics include direct action, overcoming oppression, media tactics and more. $10-$80, based on ability to pay, includes local food and rustic lodging. Childcare available for those who pre-register. FMI: 284-3358, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacquio50@yahoo.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:
Birding Trip to Monhegan, to see migrating warblers, vireos and sparrows, and numerous raptors looking for their next meal. Meet at Port Clyde at 6:30 a.m. for the 7 a.m. ferry. Ferry reservations: 372-8848. Bring binoculars. Food is available on the island. Event registration: 563-2930 or 563-8439.
Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County Info Session & Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Belfast Adult Education, 6B Lions Way, Belfast. With an overview of the program, an orientation, and a chance for dialogue between new and seasoned volunteers. FMI: https://sites.google.com/site/LiteracyVolunteersWaldoCounty/. Registration: 338-3197 or LitVolwc@rsu20.org.
Birding Workshop in Camden, 8:30 p.m., Merryspring Nature Center. Glenn Jenks leads the program focused on the fall migration of songbirds. After a short indoor program, participants will head outside to bird. $5/members free. Sign-up: 236-2239 or info@Merryspring.org.
John Libby Family Association 110th Annual Reunion, 8:30 a.m., 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough. FMI: LibbyFamily.org.
Free Rabies Clinic in Thorndike, 9-11 a.m., Thorndike Fire Station, Route 139. Free to pet owners who reside in Waldo County. Those from other counties will be charged a small fee. Donations to Waldo County Humane Society appreciated. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier.
Local Flu Shot Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Tranquility Grange, Route 52, Lincoln-ville. Adults may attend regardless of where they live. Free for those who bring a Medicare card. $30 in cash or by check for all others. FMI: Camden Area District Nursing Association, 230-6272.
Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 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. Bring mushrooms for him to ID. Prepayment required; $60/$50 members. Register online: hvnc.org. $10 additional for same-day registration.
"Transformation: Herbs to Help Process Emotional States," 10-11:30 a.m., Avena Botanicals, 219 Mill St., Rockport. Slide talk by expert herbalist Jacqueline Calder. $10 sug
Book Signing by Ulmer Biographer, 10 a.m.-noon, Lincolnville Library. Patricia Hubert signs copies of her book, "Major Philip M. Ulmer: A Hero of the American Revolution," FMI: 763-4343.
Foliage Hike in Unity, 10 a.m.-noon. Join the Waldo County Trails Coalition for the first of three free hikes starting at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St. in Unity village. The next two are set for Oct. 11 & 18. FMI: 877-5880.
Medication Turn-In Day, in Waldo County, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Searsport and Belfast police departments. Dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs safely to keep them out of the ground water. Cans and bottles can also be dropped off at Belfast's PD, with funds going to Waldo County TRIAD, which helps seniors. FMI: 930-6761.
Book Signing at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Melody Balthaser signs copies of her new book, "Seeking Sophie," which features a Maine lighthouse keeper. Officials of the American Lighthouse Foundation and Friends of Pemaquid point will be on hand to answer questions about lighthouse history. Members of the author's family will dress in period costumes to add to the fun. With light refreshments and fun photo ops.
Open House at The Pitch, 2-5 p.m. Check out the new 75,000-square-foot indoor sports complex at 2606 Camden Road in Warren. It has a batting cage, golf driving stations, soccer pass-back wall, toddler playroom and more. You can even play dodgeball. FMI: MainePitch.com.
"Sociology of Transcendence: Admitting the Spiritual," 3-4:30 p.m., Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. A free talk by Steven Cohn, emeritus professor of sociology at UMaine, Orono.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:
Kate Braestrup to Speak, 9:30 a.m., United Christian Church, Lincolnville Center. The talk by the Maine Warden Service chaplain and author of the bestseller "Here If You Need Me" is the first in the church's Six Sundays series.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
Job Fair at Augusta CareerCenter, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2. FMI: MaineCareerCenter.com.
"The History of Education in Bristol/South Bristol," 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Phil Averill, author of "Old Schools of Bristol," gives the talk.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
Heirloom Fruit Lover to Speak, 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. John Bunker, founder of MOFGA's Heritage Orchard and nursery sales coordinator at Fedco, discusses tracking down heirloom fruit varieties.
Talk on Maine's Wild Turkeys, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wildlife biologist Christopher Lage talks about how and why their numbers are rising. $5/members free.
"Probate Basics" Workshops, 3-5 p.m., Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. Judge Susan Longley and Waldo County End of Life Education Committee presenter Jill Kulbe give info on advance directives. Longley holds a second workshop the same day, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Belfast High School.
"The Healing Role of Therapeutic Massage in Chronic Illness," 6-8 p.m., Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road. Patti Corscaden, LMT, OMT, gives the talk at a meeting of the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Group. Public welcome. FMI: 446-6447.
ReConnective Therapy Event, The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free intro 6-6:45 p.m. $70 group treatment 7-8:30 p.m. FMI: 236-8139 or Margaret@TheStartCenter.org.
Celebration of Online Waldoboro FD Exhibit, 7 p.m., Waldoboro Library. The town's library, fire department and historical society invite the public to the culmination of 18 months' work, creating an online exhibit for Maine Memory Network of the fire department's 175 years. Local historians will discuss the creation of the exhibit, which will be on display, and the fire chief and assistant fire chief will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1:
Talk on Bulbs from Holland, 10 a.m., Owls Head Community Building, Ash Point Drive. Jan Limmen of Blue Tulip in Tenants Harbor gives the talk at a meeting of the Owls Head Garden Club. All are welcome to the free event.
"Forever Young: Images of Maine Child Life a Century Ago," 7:30 p.m., Old Town House, between Route 17 and the Common, Union. State of Maine Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., gives the free talk, illustrated with postcards from the early 1900s. All welcome.
Maine Municipal Association 2014 Convention, Weds. & Thurs., Oct. 1 & 2. Experts and panelists will discuss the future of solid waste management, natural gas expansion and pipeline projects, legalized marijuana and the municipal impact of the Affordable Care Act, among other topics. FMI: memun.org.
Discussion on "Russia's People," the first of four free community discussions being held as a prelude to the 2015 Camden Conference, "Russia Resurgent." It will be held in three locations: 6:30 p.m. Weds., Oct. 1, at Belfast Library; 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 2, at Rockland Library; and 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 7, at Camden Library. The facilitated discussion will be based on readings you can download from CamdenConference.org. You're encouraged to read them first. FMI: 236-1034.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2:
Community Forum on Reducing Poverty, Belfast Boathouse. The Greater Waldo County Community Network forum starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by an assessment of poverty-related issues compiled by Waldo Community Action Partners. Then reps of poverty-related initiatives outside Waldo County will discuss their challenges and successes. Small group discussions will follow. All capped by a potluck lunch. FMI: 930-7047 or 338-2200, ext. 109.
HR Day for Human Resources Professionals, 9 a.m.-noon, Florian Hall at the Central Maine Commerce Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta. Hosted by Maine's Department of Labor. A morning of education and networking. FMI: 621-5009 or Julie.Rabinowitz@Maine.gov.
Senior Fitness Class, 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays & Thursdays starting Oct. 2, Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, Damariscotta. Basic, functional exercises that can be done standing or sitting to put you on your way to better health and breathing. $8 per session/$45 for nine. FMI: 563-1363.
Skidompha Library Genealogy Club, Damariscotta, 1-2 p.m. Ken Sparkes shares his experience of planning and undertaking a trip to the Midwest to research his family history. All welcome.
Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 2-5. A hands-on workshop that covers all aspects of planning and building a post-and-beam structure. Very limited space. $500/$450 HVNC and MOFGA members includes lunch, use of tools and a cookout on the final day. FMI: hvnc.org.
Middle East Belly Dancing Class, seven Thursdays starting Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Patti "Shalimar" Luchetti leads the class that will tone your torso and hips. Registration: msad40.MaineAdultEd.org. FMI: 390-1203.
Medicare for Everyone Clinic, Fri., Oct. 3, 10-11:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Waldo Center, 18 Merriam Road, Belfast. Learn the ABCs. Register by Thurs., Oct. 2: 338-1190.
Open House at The Maine Beehive, 243 Commercial St., Rockport, Fri., Oct. 3. Free 15-minute consultations and massages from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Door prizes and light refreshments in the afternoon. Reserve a treatment, or stop in to meet the staff. FMI: 236-3111.
"Woods, Water and Wildlife," Fri. & Sat., Oct. 3 & 4, Moosehead Lake region. Teachers, natural resource pros, homeschoolers and community leaders are invited. Sign-in at Gorman Chairback Lodge in Greenville at 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, followed by dinner. Workshops Saturday. $70 includes meals, lodging, materials and CEUs or contact hour certification. Register before Fri., Sept. 26: 603-466-2727. Refer to Group 255962.
Kol Nidre Services in Rockland, Fri., Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. Led by Rabbi David Freidenreich. On Sat., Oct. 4, at the synagogue, Yom Kippur Services are set for 9 a.m., led by Rabbi Freidenreich. A children's service will be held at 10:30 a.m. A Community Break-the-Fast will be held at 7 p.m. FMI: 594-4523.
Two-Part Poetry Workshop in Damariscotta, Mobius Center, Sat., Oct. 4. Maine Media Women offers "Brown Bag Poetry" and "Poetry on the Move," led by Rockland poet Carol Bachofner. Sign-in and networking 8:15 a.m. Workshop 9-11:30 a.m. $25. Register by Mon., Sept. 29: 563-8377 or email@example.com.
Workshop with Greenhouse Expert, Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Fred Griego, owner of Greenhouses of Maine in Camden, teaches you how to use them in the shoulder seasons. $20/$15 members. Registration required: 236-2239.
Mushroom Workshop with Greg Marley, Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. The Damariscotta River Association hosts the author of "Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi." The workshop features an indoor morning session and an afternoon foraging hike. Bring lunch. Be prepared to walk. $60. Register by Thurs., Oct. 2: 563-1393.
BRLT Annual Meeting & Brunch, Sat., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Spruce Point Inn. Join the Boothbay Region Land Trust for an 11 a.m. brunch, 11:45 a.m. presentation by Robert Mitchell, and 12:15 p.m. meeting. $20 brunch tickets: 633-4818.
Unity Barn Raisers' Day of Service, Sat., Oct. 4. Volunteers are needed to work on the Hills to Sea Trail, among other jobs. Meet at the Community Building, 32 School St., at 12:30 p.m. to sign up. Work from 1-4 p.m. Then enjoy a free meal. FMI: 249-7820.
Women's Shipbuilding Day in Bath, Sun., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maine's First Ship, behind the Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St. Women 18 and up with any or no experience are invited to help work on Virginia, a reconstruction of the first ship built in Maine. Shipwright Rob Stevens will lead the way. Bring lunch. Wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. FMI: mfship.org or 443-4242.
AARP Smart Driver Program in Camden, Mon., Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill. Paul Sheridan teaches the class that doesn't require driving or an exam. Those 55 and older who complete it qualify for a state-mandated insurance discount. $20/$15 AARP members. Reservations: 230-6116.
Job Fair at Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Mon., Oct. 6, 9-11 a.m. FMI: MaineCareerCenter.com.
Bus Trip to North Conway, N.H., Sat., Oct. 18. 9 a.m. leaves Camden Hills Regional High School. Shoppers dropped off at Settlers' Green Outlet Village (with 60 stores). They can reboard for a tour of the Village and ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad, ($12-$30), or $5 tour of Tuckerman Brewery. Stops in Damariscotta and Waldoboro. $45 if you register by Weds., Oct. 1, and $60 thereafter: 236-7800, ext. 5, or FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org.
Free "Essentials of College Planning" Workshops in September, for those over 18, at University College of Rockland, 91 Camden St., 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 29, and at UMaine's Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, 9 a.m. Tues., Sept. 30. Registration: 800-281-3707 or meoc.maine.edu.
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. Washington, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Old Union Road. Through mid-December.
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Summer Project, 9 Pine St., Rockland. Build days are Wednesday-Saturday all summer. Volunteers 16 and up welcome. Sign-up: MidcoastHabitat.org, 236-6123.
Stitch & Spin Knitting Groups, Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
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 Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
Rockport Library Writers Group, 6-7:30 p.m. third Wednesday. All writers welcome, published and aspiring.
NAMI Coastal Area Support Group, fourth Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center PARC Conference Room, Rockport. Free and confidential. FMI: 594-2015 or 594-1939.
Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesday of month, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Mic at Jackson Memorial Library, first and third Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Tenants Harbor.
NAMI Support Group, third 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.