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Friday, February 21, 2020
“Jungle Scene” by Ronald Aly is among many artworks that will be displayed at the dinner.
“Jungle Scene” by Ronald Aly is among many artworks that will be displayed at the dinner.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:19 PM
The Lincoln County Ecumenical Committee for Haiti will hold its 10th annual benefit dinner on Friday, February 7, at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle. The snow date is Friday, February 21....
  • Camden Garden Club will host a free talk by Sandy Oliver called “Annual Vegetable Miracle — Garden to Table,” the final presentation in the Winter Horticulture Series at Camden Public Library, on Tuesday, February 25, at 10 a.m.
  • Belfast Community Works will hold a free Repair Cafe on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Belfast FiberArts, 171 High Street.

    A team of tinkerers and repair wizards will be available to help attendees fix small electrical appliances or mend clothing; bring replacement parts if available.
  • Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2020 Spring Plant Sale Catalog is now available in print and online. This year’s sale will be held at the Union Fairgrounds the weekend before Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plants preordered online or by mail through April 22 can be picked up at the sale.
  • Maple Syrup Tour at SweetWoods Farm
    Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust will host a free tour of the maple syrup operation at Justin Wood’s SweetWoods Farm, 144 Lynch Road, Newcastle, on Sunday, March 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. People of all ages are welcome.
  • ‘Creating Japanese Gardens in Maine’ Talk at Belfast Library
    Belfast Garden Club will present “Creating Japanese-Inspired Gardens in Maine,” a free, public talk by Lee Schneller Sligh (pictured), at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, at Belfast Free Library. Many Japanese garden design principles are universal, according to Sligh, and can be applied to gardens that don’t look Japanese at all.
  • Midcoast Conservancy will host a talk by Nate Gray, a scientist with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, about alewife, eel and lamprey ecology on Friday, February 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sheepscot General Store, 98 Town House Road, Whitefield.
  • Closing Reception for Gibbs Exhibit of Forster Bird Photos
    The Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in Washington village, will hold a closing reception for the “Joy of Birds” exhibit of photos by Patti Forster on Friday, February 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • ‘Lobster Lady’ Named Maine Lobster Festival Grand Marshal —
    The Maine Lobster Festival has selected Virginia Oliver, also known as the Lobster Lady, to be the grand marshal for this year’s big parade
  • Wednesday Story Time for Families at Vose Library in Union
    Theater director and Union native Chloe Keller will host the weekly story time at Vose Library in Union on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. through early June. Keller will read a variety of picture books for children and their families.
  • Rockland Public Library
Will Hold a Free Puzzle Swap
    The Rockland Public Library will hold a free puzzle swap Saturday, February 29, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring gently used puzzles (no missing pieces) to the library from Tuesday, February 18, through Friday, February 28.
  • Game Time: Board Games for Teens & Tweens
    Rockland Public Library will present “Game Time: Board Games for Teens & Tweens” every other Friday at 10:30 a.m. starting February 28. Young people are invited to meet and join in with players of various games including Prime Climb, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Skip-Bo, Boggle, chess, checkers and an assortment of Professor Noggins Trivia Games.
  • Dancing Elephant to Show ‘Brilliant Moon’
    The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, will host a screening of the film “Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche” on Friday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Buddhist Study Group Forming in Rockland
    Rockland Shambhala will launch a six-week study group, “Training in Tenderness,” at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street in Rockland, on Tuesday, February 25, from 6 to 8 p.m, led by Asher Putterman and Morgan Starr. The group is open to everyone, including those new to meditation, and payment is by donation. Registration is requested.
  • The Hatchery, a program at Camden Hills Regional High School (CHRHS) aimed at fostering students’ innovation, problem-solving and design-thinking skills, was launched in fall, 2019. Administrators created a partnership with NuVu, a full-time innovation school for middle and high school students in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Megan Valanidas of NuVu currently serves as a fellow at CHRHS and is helping teachers incorporate an innovation model into their courses. CHRHS created a “maker space” to facilitate the program.
  • Local author Neal Parker will read from his book “The Butcher’s Pig” at Camden Public Library on Friday, February 21, at 11 a.m. during the library’s weekly read-aloud program for adults. Parker says of his story, “From his humble beginnings in the English countryside and with the sure sentence of death upon him, Horatio Mudd escapes to America.
  • Sailing from Belfast to the Top of Labrador
    The Winter Adventure Series at the Belfast Free Library will feature “Sailing from Belfast to the Top of Labrador,” an illustrated talk by Jonathon Fulford, on Tuesday February 18, at 6:30 p.m. The talk, cohosted by Come Boating!, Belfast’s community boating organization, is free and open to all...
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum Street, will host an exhibit — the first of a new season — “Pedaling to Progress: Bicycles from 1800s–1920s.” Opening on Saturday, February 22, the exhibit will explore the golden age of a “machine so versatile and liberating that it permanently changed the landscape of American economics and consumer culture,” according to the museum’s description.

  • Colonial Homestead Talk at Merryspring
    Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, will host a talk by archaeologist Harbour Mitchell at noon on Tuesday, February 25, as part of the Winter Talk series at the center. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, free for Merryspring members.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum will hold one of a series of events designed to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial, “Maine-ly a Celebration: Fish” on Sunday, February 23, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Old Vestry building, 2 Church Street, Searsport. The cost is $5 for museum members, $8 for nonmembers, $20 for families; children ages 7 and under are free.
  • Finding Joyful Movement in Winter at Camden 
Public Library
    Camden Public Library will host a free presentation by certified wellness coach Hester Kohl on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. Kohl will teach strategies for replacing negative thoughts about exercise with positive ones.
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