Belfast Creative Coalition will present “Connecting the Dots” featuring performance artist Karen Montanaro (pictured) on Saturday, January 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street in downtown Belfast. The afternoon of conversation, performance, art and learning is the first in a series of Art & Your Life Pop-Ups being produced by the Waldo County arts coalition. “The afternoon is a fire-starter for parents, teachers, and the artist in everyone,” says the coalition’s director, Larraine Brown. “Karen Montanaro is a world-renowned dancer and mime artist, award-winning choreographer, and an education innovator who can bring the conversation that intrigues so many of us: where does art meet our lives?” Designed as an interactive conversation, the program will include surprises and thought-provoking activities. Warm drinks and treats will be provided. Tickets are $15 at the door, Left Bank Books, Bellabooks and online at Become a member and get a discounted ticket for $10. For more information, visit the website or call 323-6149 or 323-2747.