NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • “Climate Change: What It Means for St. George,” 1 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Laurel Watts, PhD, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colorado, gives the talk while she is on a visit to her hometown.
  • 2017 George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability, 1 p.m. Hauck Auditorium at UMaine Orono. Thomas Dietz, PhD, lectures on “Facts versus Values: How Can We Make Better Decisions?” With remarks by Sen. George Mitchell. The lecture is free and public, but tix are required: umaine.edu/mitchellcenter.
  • Famed Captains and Shipbuilders Trolley Tours, 4 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26. Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. The trolley departs from the Bath museum and passes grand homes on the way to Oak Grove Cemetery for a guided walk led by the Lady in the Red Cloak. Registration: mainemaritimemuseum.org or 443-1316.
  • Talk on Citizen Science, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Learn what it is and how you can get involved from expert Sarah Kirn of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. She will tell stories from more than 15 years of work in citizen science and discuss current scientific research that you can participate in.
  • “Bat Exceptionalism: Prepare to Be in Awe of Bats,” 7 p.m., first in Midcoast Maine Audubon’s fall 2017 speaker series at Camden Public Library. Bat champion Annie Kassler shows close-up images and talks about the vast ecological contributions these winged mammals make to the planet’s health.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. World music & dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, folkdancebrunswick.com.
  • “Our Mountain Voices” at Camden Opera House, 6:45 p.m. The Coastal Mountains Land Trust show features poets, dancers, musicians and artists and marks the start of the community phase of the $4.2 million Round the Mountain Collaboration to conserve 1,400 acres around the area’s water supply. $25 tix: coastalmountains.org.
  • 2017 Common Ground Country Fair, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day. FMI: mofga.org, 568-4142.
  • Train Service to Common Ground Fair, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24, departing from Thorndike and Unity. Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad offers rides every 20 minutes between 8:40 a.m. & 6 p.m. on Fri. & Sat., and between 8:40 a.m. & 5 p.m. on Sun. Thorndike depot: Farwell Mill buildings, Rte. 139, east side of the track (with refreshments, live music and free tours of the mill.) Unity depot: Envirem Organics on Cornshop Rd., just off Rte. 220. $15 adults/$5 kids. Combo train & fair tix: $23 adults/$20 srs. FMI: belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • World War I Day at Montpelier in Thomaston, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Re-enactors of the 103rd Regiment will be drilling and showing off their gear. Maine Military Historical Society will display World War I weapons. Inside Montpelier, the white mansion at the top of the hill on Route 1, will be a display of aeronautical artifacts from Owls Head Transportation Museum, plus documents & photographs. $8 adults/$4 ages 5-13/free under 5.
  • Annual Public Policy Forum and Award Presentation, 4 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. During the forum, author and New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer will receive the Frances Perkins Center Intelligence & Courage Award. She is the author of “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” Free; public is invited, but limited seating & tickets are required. FMI/tix: 563-3374, ccash@francesperkinscenter.org.
  • Friends of Fort Knox 25th Anniversary Celebration, 1-5:15 p.m. The volunteer fund-raising group that has restored the Fort celebrates with talks, tours, cannon firing, music, entertainment, roaming clowns & swashbuckling. FMI: fortknox.maineguide.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Free Open House at Donkey Rescue, noon-4 p.m. Visit Peace Ridge Sanctuary in Brooks and see how the nonprofit cares for more than 250 farm animals rescued from abuse and neglect. Another open house is set for Oct. 29.
  • Pemaquid Oyster Festival, noon to dusk. The celebration of the working waterfront and Damariscotta River where the Pemaquid oyster is farmed takes place at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main Street in Damariscotta and at nearby businesses. With entertainment, food, exhibits, rides to oyster farms on Damariscotta River Cruises’ RiverTripper, and lots of oysters. Benefit for the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund.
  • Lighthouse Legends and Lore Boat Cruises, offered at 2 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 29 by the Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. The Merrymeeting departs from the Bath museum’s dock and cruises past up to seven lighthouses, depending on the weather. Cash bar and snacks available. You may bring food and nonalcoholic beverages. $65 adults/$42 ages 6-12/$5 under 6. Registration: 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Listening Session with Gubernatorial Candidate Diane Russell, 7 p.m., Watts Hall, Thomaston. Citizens invited to share their ideas and concerns for Maine’s future, sponsored by Knox County Democrats. Refreshments. FMI: KCDC Events Committee chair Nancy Davis nancydaviscap@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • “Summertime Shindig” of Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, 5:30 p.m. at Bath Freight Shed. Enjoy views of the river, nosh on hors d’oeuvres, sip wine or local beer, and celebrate KELT being named Maine’s 2017 Best Land Trust by readers of Down East magazine. Proceeds from $60 ticket sales and the silent auction support KELT. FMI: kennebecestuary.org.
  • Author of “One Man’s Maine” at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Jim Kroschell talks about his book and what he loves about Maine. Copies available for purchase and signing.

COMING UP:

  • “Wax Wings,” Fri., Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 at 3 p.m., Camden Opera House. Performance with cast of musicians, actors, dancers and artists, written by Kristi Williamson. Art show, reception and talk in the Tucker Room follows each performance. $20, FMI: waxwingstheater.com or Kathryn Oliver, WaxWingsTheater@gmail.com.
  • 18th Annual Tour de Farms, Sat., Sept. 30. Midcoast bicycling tour with stops at farms, orchards, creameries and a brewery. Options include rides of 42 or 56 miles and a 17-mile family ride. Rain date is Sun., Oct. 1. After the ride, cyclists and non-riders alike are invited to a barbecue (with vegetarian options) at host Morris Farm Trust. Tickets: morrisfarm.org.
  • East Coast Ghost Trackers to Lead Spooky Tour of Fort Knox, in Prospect, Sat., Sept. 30, 6-11 p.m. Spend the night at the fort and take a guided tour in search of ghosts and paranormal phenomena. Minimum age is 18 or 12 with an adult. Advance registration required: 469-6553.
  • Harbor Arts Festival at Camden Public Library, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juried show with more than 50 artists and craftspeople.
  • “Memory & Story” Workshop with Author Susan Shetterly, 3 Saturdays, Oct. 7, 21 & Nov. 4. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Master class addressing central aspects of writing a memoir, and will include feedback on students’ manuscripts. Shetterly is the author of “Settled in the Wild,” winner of the 2011 Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction. $225 MWPA member/$375 non-member. FMI: mainewriters.org.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • “The World Is an Open Door” in Waldoboro, 7 p.m., Broad Bay United Church of Christ, 941 Main St. Soprano soloist Karen Lilli Pax and pianist Mark Howard perform a free concert. Donations will be taken for the scholarship fund of Waldoboro Women’s Club. A reception will follow.
  • Cellist Nora Willauer Performs, 7 p.m., Union Hall, Rockport. Performance of works by Beethoven, Bach and Dvorak, accompanied by Patty Stowell on the piano. Free; donations accepted for Bay Chamber Music School.
  • Camden Community Coffee House, Doors open 5:30 p.m., open mic 6-7 (sign up by calling ahead, or between 5:30 & 6.) The LaClaires perform at 7 p.m. with acoustic roots music, bluegrass, folk and gospel. Free. Refreshments available. FMI: Susan Craft, 542-0360, craftrasc@aol.com.
  • Soprano Karen Lilli Pax Concert, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. With accompanist Mark Howard. Reception follows in church parlor. Free, public invited. Donations accepted, with proceeds going to Waldoboro Women’s Club Scholarship Program.
  • Old-Time Music Oceanside Camp-out, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24. Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 West Main St., Searsport. Workshops, performances, jamming, storytelling. Players and listeners who appreciate old time music invited. $30 general admission; workshops $15. FMI/schedule: oldtimemusicmaine.workpress.com/old-time-music-campout-in-september, or Astrig Tanguay, 548-6059.
  • Cindy Millar & By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The ensemble performs arrangements from the Golden Age of American Song & Latin rhythm standards. Sat., Sept. 23, pianist Khalif Neville (son of famed jazz musician Charles Neville) performs. Refreshments.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • “The Magic of Marimba,” 7 p.m., Darrow Barn, Round Top Lane, Damariscotta, presented by Spectrum Generations. Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on homemade marimbas. Benefit for Meals on Wheels. $7.50 advance/$10 door. Call 563-1363 to reserve.
  • Aztec Two-Step in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The legendary folk-rock duo plays at the Strand Theatre. $25 tix: rocklandstrand.com. $30 at the door.
  • Rodney Crowell and His Band at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose songs have been covered by Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Etta James, Tim McGraw and others. $35 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com or 633-5159. $40 door.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Violin and Cello Duo Afternoon Concert, 4 p.m., church sanctuary, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. Duo Terlano performs classical selections. Reception follows. Public invited, free but donations accepted to sustain the music concert series.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Songwriters Sessions at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. Join fellow songwriters for collaboration and support.
  • Decades of Love Songs Performance, 2 p.m., Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Maryann Jacks performs with Matthew Mainster on the piano. Free & open to the public.
  • Novel Jazz at Skidompha, 7 p.m., 184 Main St., Damariscotta. Performance of classic jazz with special guest Ralph Norris on tenor and baritone saxophone. Adults $15/seniors 65 & over $13/youth 12-18 $7/under 12 free, accompanied by an adult. FMI:563-5513, skidompha.org.

COMING UP:

  • Irish Trio Concert in Ellsworth, Fri., Sept. 29, Moore Community Center, 133 State Street. The Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts hosts the concert by Open the Door for Three, who have performed at Carnegie Hall and around the world. $20 adults, advance; $10 students. FMI/tickets: acadiatradschool.com/concerts.
  • Fall Choral Festival Practice Sessions, Fri.- Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, open to individual singers as well as area church, high school & community choirs. Dr. Ronald Sherwin and Dr. Sarah H. McQuarrie will lead songs of peace and compassion for the times. The concert will take place Oct. 1 at the First Church in Belfast. FMI: 338-2282, or joelfirstchurchinbelfast@gmail.com.
  • Beatles Night, Fri., Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m., Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship St. (Rte. 220 South), Waldoboro. Everyone invited to an informal evening of live music with local performers reliving memories of the Beatles. Refreshments. FMI: 832-4774, medomakarts.org.
  • “Opera 101: Understanding Opera,” Sun., Oct. 1, Strand Theatre, Rockland. The free intro to opera by USM music professor Dr. Mariana Mihai-Zoeter will include a brief history; an overview of composers, singers and plots; tips for how to listen to and understand opera, including the best ones to start with; and a discussion about why the art form is still relevant today. Open to all. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com.
  • Benefit Concert for New Hope for Women, Sat., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. “Enriched by Music, Strengthened by Hope,” featuring Musicians of Palaver Strings with Peipei Song performing works by Schubert and Mendelssohn. Reception follows with refreshments. FMI: 832-6898.
  • Sweetback Sisters, Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Music with harmonies and rhythms echoing old-time honky-tonk, re-energized for the 21st century. Doors open for seating at 7 p.m. $20 advance/$25 day of. Call 633-5159, boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • Jersey Boys in Bangor, Sun., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Cross Insurance Center. Tix: $43+, Ticketmaster.com/cicbangor or call 800-745-3000.
  • Seth Glier at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., Oct. 13. The folk and pop singer-songwriter and activist is known for his passionate live sets and command of both the piano and guitar. $15 tix: rocklandstrand.com. $18 door.
  • Sultans of String at Camden Opera House, Fri., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. The group celebrates musical fusion in a genre-hopping extravaganza of exotic rhythms. $18 tix: camdenoperahouse.com or 536-5850, $22 door.

FILM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • NT Live: “Yerma,” live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Billie Piper returns to her award-winning role as a woman in her thirties whose desperation to conceive a child builds to a shocking climax.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “The Glass Castle,” “It,” “The Lego Ninjago Movie,”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Logan Lucky,” “Kedi.” The theater is closed Mondays & Tuesdays. FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “The Only Living Boy in New York.”

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • “Small Change,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. French director Francois Truffaut’s charming film about children and cinema.
  • “High Noon,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Black and white film classic with Gary Cooper as the good guy in a standoff with the bad guys. Free.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • “The Home Road.” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Documentary exploring family, ancestry and identity. Q&A with filmmakers Ray & Tonya Shevenell follows. $10/adults, $8 members. Tickets available starting at 1 p.m. FMI: lcct.org, 563-3424.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • “Tribal Justice,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Free screening of the film that follows Abby Abnanti and Charlotte White, two Native American tribal court judges who incorporate indigenous values into their judgments in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth.
  • “Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll,” 6:30 p.m., Alamo Theatre, Bucksport. Fourth in a series of music documentaries shown as part of Bucksport’s Wednesday on Main series with WERU Community Radio. This one profiles Muscle Shoals. $8. FMI: oldfilm.org or weru.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • “Two Trains Runnin’,” 2 & 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Screening of the documentary film by Sam Pollard that looks at 1964 events in Mississippi and considers the still-evolving dynamics of race in America. $8 adults/$5 members & those 18 & under. FMI: lcct.org, 563-3424.
  • “Swim Team,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Screening of the 2016 documentary before its national broadcast premiere on PBS. The film follows three young men who fall on the autism spectrum and “brings to light systemic challenges confronting teenagers with developmental disabilities and their parents.” Free. Book raffle.

COMING UP:

  • 2nd Annual International Marine Film Festival, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Alamo Theatre, Bucksport. See a variety of films including the festival’s Grand Prize winner, “Transatlantic: A Voyage of Discovery,” about the 2016 voyage taken by students, faculty and crew aboard the nonprofit Sea Education Association’s brigantine Corwith Cramer. Tix: maritimefilmfestival.com and at the door.
  • 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival Screening, The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. Ballots will be handed out upon entry to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor (along with audiences who will be watching in over 250 cities around the world). $8. FMI/Tix: thepublictheatre.org, 782-3200.

ART

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Paint Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 6:30 p.m. Libbie Winslow shows you how to use acrylics to paint a scene of radiant sunflowers. Refreshments will be available. $20 includes supplies. FMI: medomakarts.org, 832-4774.
  • Works by Carol Sloane at Searsmont Library, for the months of September and October. The paintings are from Sloane’s time at the Art Students League of New York and early in the years of the Downtown Gallery in Washington in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Opening night reception is Thursday, September 21 from 5 to 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Constance Kiermaier to Lead Walk & Talk, 5-7 p.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland. The artist who has shown her work at CMCA and the Portland Museum of Art talks about her current display of constructions, paintings and prints.
  • Final Fourth Friday Art Walk of the Season in Belfast, 5:30-8 p.m. Visit the Belfast Creative Coalition stand for a map of participating venues, from downtown galleries to Waterfall Arts. FMI: belfastcreativecoalition.org. “Best Betts” Revolving Show Reception, Betts Gallery, in Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. Opening reception at Waterfall Arts for “Arrival” in the Main Gallery, works by Maine artists from recent immigrants to naturalized citizens, and “#Uprooted: Some Sense of Home,” in the Corridor Gallery, an installation by Susan Smith. Through Nov. 17. FMI: waterfallarts.org.
  • “Under the Sea” Introduction to Gouache, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Kim Nicole shows how to use the versatile medium that can be rewet and reworked and that supplies brilliant depth of color. $45. Registration: 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Reception for Two Shows at River Arts, 5-7 p.m., 241 Rte. 1, Damariscotta: “Color,” a group exhibition in the Main Gallery, juried by artist and teacher Tina Ingraham. Also, “Animal Alchemy” in the West Gallery, solo show of Linda Shepard’s fabric art wall hangings. FMI: 563-1507, riverartsme.org.
  • Reception for “Contemporary Wood Lighting,” 5-7 p.m. Messler Gallery, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. Exhibit of leading-edge lighting design, curated by lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann, with 23 designers and makers from seven countries, with works ranging from functional to conceptual. FMI: 594-5611, woodschool.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Art Social at Rockland’s Art Loft: “Sea Glass Jewelry,” 6-8 p.m. Learn a new skill and take home wire-wrapped jewelry. Snacks available. You may bring a beverage, including wine or beer. $35. Registration: 200-7915, artloftrockland.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Reception for “Erik Lundin: Art of a Quiet Soul,” 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sanctuary Gallery, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Retrospective exhibit of the late Erik Lundin’s paintings, with half of the proceeds to be donated to Sussman Hospice House, in memory of Nancy Lewis.
  • “The Color of Maine” Book Signing, 2-4 p.m., Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Late artist Tom Block is honored, and his paintings for the book will be on display. Author Davene Fahy will be on hand for signing. Refreshments.
  • CMCA Sunday Salon: “Video & New Media Art,” 3 p.m. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Discussion by executive director & curator of Ogunquit Museum Michael Mansfield, exploring the origins and development of video and new media, in conjunction with current exhibition “William Wegman: Reel to Real.” Included with admission. FMI: cmcanow.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided for drawing in color. This week: the St. George Grange Hall.
  • Creative Artists Support Group, 6-7:45 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Monthly support/discussion group. FMI: Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., 223-0052, ben496@prexar.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Altered Book Artist to Speak at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Sandy Weisman of 26 Split Rock Cove talks about her art in the library’s Craftswomen of the Midcoast series.
  • “Joy of Collage,” Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 10, 1:30-3 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Deborah Stevenson leads a variety of exercises to get your creative juices flowing and teaches composition, texture, abstraction and other basics. $45. Registration: 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Book Arts Talk/Demo with Sandy Weisman, 7 p.m. The artist, poet, bookmaker talks and offers a hands-on exploration of making artist books. FMI: cmiller@librarycamden.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Finch Gallery Season Closing Celebration, Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 28-30, 16 Main St., Belfast. Saturday gallery talks at 2 p.m. by painter Jerri Finch and sculptor Jay Hoagland, along with door prizes & refreshments.
  • Final Wiscasset Art Walk of Season, 5-8 p.m. Participating locations will be marked with colorful streamers. Featured is an exhibit of fully articulated animals in sterling silver by Oleg Konstantinov, on view at Trifles, 55 Main St. FMI: wiscassetartwalk.org. Also, Reception for Mat O’Donnell Exhibit, 5-8 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St., Wiscasset. “Maine Narratives,” a collection of imaginative renderings of contemporary Maine life. FMI: matodonnell369.blogspot.com, midcoastconservancy.org.

COMING UP:

  • Paint Night with Angela: “Anchor by the Sea,” Fri., Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m. Art Loft Rockland, led by artist/instructor Angela Anderson. Snacks available. You may bring a beverage. $35. Registration: 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Composition & Drawing: Creating an Oddities Still Life. Sat., Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m. Art Loft Rockland, led by instructor Aubrey Merritt. All materials provided. $35. FMI/registration: 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Vintage Glass Window Workshops, Sat., Sept. 30, Bay Leaf Cottages, Lincoln-ville, led by Cathy Clifford. Morning: learn to make vintage glass or sea glass window, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($220). Afternoon, 1-3 p.m. make two large glass sun catchers using molds ($175). $50 off for both sessions. Proceeds benefit Lincolnville high school students going to college, technical school or professional/trade training. FMI/register: daviscathy@aol.com.
  • Branch Weaving Outdoor Art Workshop, Sun., Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Sears Island. Gather natural materials and create a weaving led by Sandi Cirillo, who will also discuss protecting the environment. Park along the causeway at the end of the Sears Island Rd., off Rte. 1 just east of Searsport & meet at the kiosk near the island gate at 9 a.m. Bring a snack, water, bug spray, beach blanket, pair of sturdy scissors & wear suitable hiking clothing. No pets. FMI and weather updates: friendsofsearsisland.org or call Ashley 975-3878.
  • Open Studio Day at Fiore Art Center, Sat., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd., Jefferson, on Damariscotta Lake. Visitors meet & view works of September’s artists, view gardens. Tours offered; bring a picnic to enjoy the grounds. Live music by Marsh & Lane. Free coffee, tea and ice cream. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29. “Lindon Frederick: Night Stories,” through Nov. 5.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7.
  • Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Monhegan Museum, “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30.

FOOD

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Free “Heart-Healthy Cooking” Class at Quarry Hill in Camden, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cooking for Health series at Anderson Inn for adults 50+. Learn how to use fresh foods to make inexpensive meals that are good for your heart. Registration required: 921-6116.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Mid-Coast Shrine Club Annual Fish Chowder Public Supper, 5-7 p.m., Thomaston Masonic Lodge. $10.
  • Chili/Chowder/Fish Soup Dinner at Bremen Union Church, 5-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Soups, corn bread, rolls, desserts and beverage. Proceeds defray the cost of a sound system for the sanctuary.
  • Free Public Supper, 5 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland (across from Lake Chickawaukie). Everyone is invited: beans, casseroles & homemade pies served. Donations accepted for Knox County Homeless Coalition.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Cooking & Conversation Classes at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Open to all, regardless of language experience. Learn new vocabulary and cook regional dishes. French C&C runs 5:30-7:30 p.m. on six Tuesdays, starting Sept. 26. FMI: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.
  • Talk and Tasting, 11-12:30 p.m. Ocean House, Penobscot Shores, Belfast. Talk by owners of Eat More Cheese shop and tastings of a variety of cheeses along with other refreshments. Free. FMI/register: 338-2332.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Public ?Supper at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Ham dinner served family style, including beverages & desserts. $8 adults/$4 under 13.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Persian Meal at Penobscot Language School in Rockland, 6 p.m. Nina Noah, whose mom was born in Iraq and raised in Iran, and local foodie Louise MacLellan-Ruf will prepare pomegranate and pistachio meatballs, a chicken stew called khoresh fesengan, and dessert. Noah will talk about Persian mealtime customs. $35. RSVP: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.

COMING UP:

  • Old-Fashioned Bean Supper, Sat., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. The Sussman House hosts a bean-hole supper at Rockland Congregational Church on Limerock Street with Maynard Stanley stirring the pot. Sides include hot dogs, coleslaw, biscuits, pickles, beverages and homemade pies. $10 adults/$5 ages 6-12/free under 6.
  • Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Hurricane Relief, Sat., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. at the People’s United Methodist Church of Union, Depot St., just off the Union Common, behind the post office.100% of procceeds go through UMCOR for hurricane relief. Adults $10/8 & over $5/children under 7 free/2 adults, 2 or more children under 12, $25.
  • Public Supper, Sat., Sept. 30, 4:30-6 p.m., Washington Fire Dept., 42 Old Union Rd. Turkey, baked beans, pies, vegetarian dishes available. Adults $10/children $5.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring St., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Camden, 116 Washing-ton St., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m. Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Union’s Sept. 29 market (last day of the season) celebrates the harvest with kids carving pumpkins, and music by Rosey Gerry & the Route 17 Ramblers. Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.

HOME & GARDEN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Calendula Salve-Making Workshop at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, learn how to make a healing salve with calendula flowers. $5 includes all materials and two tins of salve. FMI: 832-6342.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Talk on Native Ground Covers & Lawn Alternatives, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Tuesday Talk presented by Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. Ground covers can create a fairly low-maintenance alternative to areas of unused lawn. $5, or free for members.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Free Field Tour to Highlight Forest Stewardship, 3-5 p.m. in Thorndike. See how Travis and Katie Johnson manage their 400-acre farm and its computerized timber inventory tracking system and see the versatile Wallenstein log trailer. Rain or shine. FMI: Aleta Mc-Keague of Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District at 338-1964 or Midcoast District Forester Morten Moesswilde at 441-2895.
  • “The History of Tea,” First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Camden Garden Club meeting 9 a.m., then 9:30 a.m. talk by local lawyer and historian Mary Kay Felton about the history of tea. Public invited. Tea and refreshments served.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Rockland Congregational Church End-of-Summer Flea Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Crafts, household goods and more are offered at the church at 180 Limerock St. FMI: 594-8656.
  • Indoor Yard Sale at Belfast United Methodist Church, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. “Something for everyone” is offered at the church at 23 Mill Lane in East Belfast. FMI: 594-8656.
  • St. Thomas Church End of Summer Celebration, 6-9 p.m., Prizes, food, silent auction and music. Public invited. Good-will donation: $20. FMI: 236-3680.

COMING UP:

  • Weekend Book Sale at Camden Library, on the lawn, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 & 30, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 1. Also, Harbor Arts Fair, Juried art fair in the Amphitheatre & Harbor Park, Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Weekend Library Sale at Penobscot Marine Museum, Fri., Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Museum’s Visitor Center, 2 Church St., Searsport.

KIDS & PARENTS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Girl Scouts of Maine Holding “Girls’ Night Out” in Liberty, 6 p.m., Liberty Masonic Hall. Free drop-in event for girls to learn how they can participate in Girl Scouts throughout the world and unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader). FMI: girlscoutsofmaine.org, 888-922-4763.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Benefit Soccer & Korfball Tournament, 2-4 p.m., RES East Fields, corner of Rte. 90 & Rte. 1, Rockport. Coed teams of six invited to pre-register ($30 per team, 6th grade and up). Fun prizes, including lobster & local gift certificates. 50% of proceeds benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. FMI/register: Rebecca Shields, 593-2790, shieldsrebecca37@gmail.com.
  • Railway Museum Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, Alna. Family fun with train rides, kids’ games, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin painting, hay rides and bluegrass pickin’ music. Free for kids 3 & under. FMI: wwfry.org.
  • Make Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncy Balls, 11 a.m., Children’s Room, Rockland Public Library. Also featuring coloring, ring-toss contests & snacks, plus lots of books.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Discover Girl Scouts” Event at Thomaston Library, 4 p.m. Girls in K-3 and their caregivers are invited to learn what Girl Scouting is all about. Also on Sept. 27, Belfast Area High School, 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 16, Waldoboro Library, 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 18, Great Salt Bay Community School, Damariscotta, 4 p.m. FMI: girlscoutsofmaine.org.
  • Parent Support Program Silent Auction, held Mon., Sept. 25-Tues., Oct. 3 at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine serves the local area with trained parent-educators who make free home visits to anyone pregnant or with a newborn, offering support, information and activities that promote optimal development. FMI: skidompha.org, or PPMM, 832-0343, cynthia.staples@maine.edu.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6+ (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: apple orchards & apple picking.
  • Parenting Skills Classes, five Tuesdays starting Sept. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Belfast Head Start, 275 High St.; and five Thursdays starting Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m., Flanagan Center (formerly the Rockland Rec Center.) Class for parents & caretakers of children ages 5-12, designed to help develop better relationships with their children. A light meal served during class; childcare and transportation available on request. FMI/register: contact Helen Rogers 338-6675, hrogers@brmaine.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Creative Art Crew: Paper Towel Owls, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Rockland Public Library. Adults & children color, glue and design paper towel owls with Miss Katie. Supplies provided. FMI: 594-0310.

COMING UP:

  • 5K Zombie Run & Kids’ Fun Run, Sat., Oct. 7, during Damariscotta’s Pumpkinfest. Fun Run registration 8-9 a.m.; run starts at 9:15. Zombie run (registration underway through Fri., Oct. 6) starts 9:30 a.m. FMI: clcymca.org.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: StoryTime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., kids of all ages.
  • Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.
  • Camden Library: 10 a.m. Story Hours, Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers. Includes a craft to take home.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Thomaston Library: Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays monthly, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren. Free, quality used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • “Researching Your English Ancestors,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The Genealogy Group presents a talk by B.J. Jamieson, who has a postgraduate certificate in genealogical studies from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. $5 donation.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Jewish New Year Riverside Ceremony, in the afternoon, by the Kennebec River in Bath. Participants perform the ritual of tashlich, a ceremony where pieces of challah bread are tossed into the water to represent all we hope to let go of in the new year. Led by Rabbi Lisa A. Vinikoor, the new rabbi of the Beth Israel Congregation in Bath. FMI: bethisraelmaine.org.
  • Beginners Yang Style Tai Chi Classes, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Center, Damariscotta, beginning Sept. 21, and Wednesdays, 6:35 p.m., Bubbling Spring Studio, Bristol, beginning Sept. 27. FMI/register: Jody Telfair-Richards, 650-0359, ninita@tidewater.net.
  • Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, led by Patti Luchetti (Shalimar). Register: msad40.maineadulted.org, 832-5205. FMI: 975-3317.
  • Camden Area Senior Citizens Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, Simonton’s Corner. A bingo game follows and then lunch will be served. All welcome. FMI: 236-3104.
  • “Birds of Belfast,” 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Presentation by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian, who will report on their study of birds in the Belfast area. A community bird watching event will be held Sun., Sept. 24, 8-10 a.m. with Harrell and Gulezian, from the east side of the Belfast Footbridge; bring binoculars. Bird-watching also on Oct. 24, Nov. 9 & Dec. 9.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Twin Villages Business Forum, Fri., Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Register at twinvillagesbiz.com. FMI: 370-6041 or twinvillagesbiz@gmail.com.
  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m. In teen seating area.
  • Social Meditation Training Weekend at Rockland Shambhala, led by Shastri Nick Kranz with an evening session Fri., Sept. 22, and full days on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 & 24. Kranz developed the concept of social meditation, which is intended to help people bring authenticity, fearlessness and meditative awareness into daily life. By donation of $150-$175 or pay-what-you-can. FMI: 594-1694 or rocklandshambhala@gmail.com.
  • Women’s College Hockey Game, 7-10 p.m., Midcoast Recreation Center, Rte. 90, Rockport. Game between the University of Maine Orono Blackbears and the Brampton Junior Cadettes (from the Toronto area). Tix: $10 for adults/children under 8 free/students $5, brownpapertickets.com/event/3081895.
  • Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24, U Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Aimed at women 18 years and older, an opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence and be more active in the outdoors. $200 includes meals, instruction and equipment/$230 includes lodging. FMI: extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond/adult-programs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Camden District Nursing Association’s Annual Flu Shot Clinics, the first of three is offered Sat., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-noon at Tranquility Grange in Lincolnville. Upcoming clinics will be held Thurs., Sept. 28, 1-3 p.m. at John Street Methodist Church in Camden; and Mon., Oct. 2, 1-3 p.m. at Rockport Town Office. $30 without Medicare, cash/checks only, free with Medicare. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddle to Seal Cove, 10 a.m. PWA Paddlers of Pemaquid Watershed Association lead the 2- to 3-hour paddle from South Bristol to Seal Cove on Damariscotta River. Bring a picnic lunch. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Ragged Mountain Preserve Walk, with Ralph Pope, focusing on mosses and tiny plants. Meet at the Camden Snow Bowl parking lot at 10 a.m. for the two-hour walk. Bring a hand magnifier lens (like inexpensive 10x jeweler’s loupe). Part of the monthly Coastal Mountains Nature Program.
  • Lincoln County Libertarian Meetup, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Skidompha Library’s Carpenter Room, Damariscotta.
  • Simply Books! at Camden Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no set reading list, just share whatever book you are currently loving.
  • First-Time Homebuyer Class, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Waldo Community Action Partners, 9 Field St., Belfast. The HUD-approved first-time homebuyer class is for people whose lender or mortgage assistance program requires them to attend one. It is offered monthly through December. Registration: waldocap.org.
  • “Finding Common Ground” Radio Program, noon, Belfast Community Radio, WBFY 100.9 FM. Author Thomas M. Kane, Ph.D. discusses China and its relationships with other countries. Also streamed online at belfastcommunityradio.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • 4th Annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle, 10 a.m. The 3.1-mile trail/obstacle challenge at the Camden Snow Bowl raises funds for One Community Many Voices. With a child-friendly obstacle course at the base of the mountain. FMI: ocmv.org.
  • Freeport Maine Walk for Epilepsy, Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk starts at 11 a.m., Freeport High School. Food & fun follows with games, face painting & music. $15 before Sept. 22; $20 after/kids under 12 free. Fund-raiser for Epilepsy Foundation New England. FMI: srobinson@epilepsynewengland.org.
  • Free “Probate Basics” Workshops, led by Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan Longley, with info on advance directives for health care and financial powers of attorney. Forms will be handed out at each 1.5-hour session. Stockton Springs Library: Sun., Sept. 24, 2 p.m. Camden-Rockport Regional High School: Tues., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Mt. View High School in Thorndike: Weds., Oct. 4, 5 p.m. Belfast Area High School: Tues., Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Lincolnville Library: Weds., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Waldo County Sheriff’s Office in Belfast: Tues., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Unity Community Center: Weds., Oct. 18, 4 p.m.
  • Restorative “Forest Bathing” Walk, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Preserve, Jefferson, led by forest therapy guide Susan Bickford. Shinrin-yoku, originated in Japan, benefits healing & wellness; relaxed pace, perhaps covering a mile in the two hours. Register/FMI: www.midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • “Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship: Turning Passion into Profits,” 8-11:30 a.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Showcasing resources, discussion panel of local entrepreneurs. Keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Owners of current and prospective small business welcome. Free; registration requested: eventbrite.com/d/me--rockland/events/.
  • Maine Aeronautical Advisory Board Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Maine Dept. of Transportation Headquarters Office, 24 Child St., Conference Room 216, Augusta. Open to the public.
  • Talk on Shoulder Pain, 3-4 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Dr. Jeff Rasmussen, an orthopedic surgeon with Pen Bay Orthopedics in Rockport, explains how to maintain healthy shoulder function and outlines treatment options for those experiencing joint difficulty. The talk is for adults 50+. Free, but you must register: 921-6116 or qhinfo@penbayhealthcare.org.
  • Scenic Armchair Journey to Mount Washington Valley, 3-4 p.m., Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Explore the scenic gateways to the Presidential Range with Michael Perry. Free and open to the public.
  • “Your Money and Your Life,” 4:30 p.m., Camden Library, New Ventures Maine leads the workshop that provides “strategies for more than getting by.” Sign-up: 593-7942.
  • Homebuyers Class, Mon.-Thurs, Sept. 25-28, 5:30-8 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, for those thinking of buying their first home. FMI/to sign up: 236-7800, ext. 5 or fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • “A Brief History of the Penobscot Bay Ecosystem,” 7 p.m., Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. Belfast Historical Society presents a talk by environmental historian Bill Leavenworth, including his latest findings on Maine’s coastal fisheries. FMI: belfastmuseum.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Hike at Gregory Hiking Trail in Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust’s naturalist-led hike series visits a different preserve each week for a leisurely walk of a mile. The group meets in the trailhead parking lot and registration is not required. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
  • National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Meeting, 11:45 a.m., the Offshore Restaurant, Rte. 1, Rockport. The speaker will be Lloyd Woods, NARFE Maine Federation President. FMI: 594-2466.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention & Wellness Support Group, noon-1 p.m. Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. held in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room on the last Tuesday of the month, FMI: 921-8800.
  • Leer y Charlar at Camden Library, 1 p.m. The Spanish conversation group meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and welcomes all fluent speakers.
  • Tech Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Rd., Union. Bring questions and learn new skills from tech experts. FMI: 785-4733.
  • “Race and Justice in America” Reading & Discussion Group, four Tuesdays starting Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library, selected by the Maine Humanities Council to take part in the “Let’s Talk About It” program. First book: “Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism” by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips. Registration required to ensure enough copies will be available: stop by the circulation desk or call 338-3884 x10.
  • WorkReady Training in Belfast, Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 12, 2-5 p.m. at Belfast Adult Education Learning Center, 6B Lions Way, Belfast. Program designed to help people who have been out of work for some time, who are looking to enter the workforce for the first time, or looking to advance in the workplace. Free for eligible participants. Graduates will become networked with local businesses that endorse the program. FMI: dpendleton@rsu71.org or 338-3197.
  • “Staying in Charge: A Free Series on Proactive Aging,” 10 a.m.-noon, Lincoln Health Education Center, 66A Chapman St., Damariscotta. First of seven classes is “The Circle of Life,” how bodies change over time. Registration is required. FMI/register: 563-4540, coastalseniorcollege.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • 5-Week Entrepreneurship Class, beginning Weds., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Veteran business owner speakers, panel discussions and resources offered for new entrepreneurs in Maine. FMI: 236-7800, opt. 5, fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • “The History of Graphic Novels,” 6 p.m., Rockport Public Library, Route 1. Presentation by children’s librarian Ben Odgren for all ages; learn what makes a graphic novel and why they’re so popular.
  • 8-Week Bereavement Group, beginning Weds., Sept. 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Peer support group offered by Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers. Free, but pre-register and FMI: 593-9355.
  • Maine Genealogical Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library, Route 1. The midcoast chapter meeting is free, and public is welcome. FMI: Helen Shaw, hashaw@earthlink.net.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Free 7-Week Series for New and Growing Entrepreneurs, Thursdays starting Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at MaineStream Finance in Rockland. The Hatchery series is designed for people starting or growing a business. You must register: mainestreamfinance.org.
  • “Attract, Build, Retain: Talent for Maine,” 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. Full-day summit focused on education, workforce and leadership, and the Maine Development Foundation’s 39th annual meeting. Register: greentreeevents.regfox.com/2017mdf, or Kate Foye, 626-3121.
  • Free Estate Planning to Protect Assets Workshop, 6 p.m., Room 210, Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport. Led by attorney Jesse Bifulco. $20. FMI/sign up: 236-4888, penbaylaw.com.
  • Remember Me Thursday, 6-7 p.m., front lawn of Loyal Biscuit, 56 Commercial St., Rockport. Join PAWS & Pope Memorial for a candle-lighting ceremony to remember orphan pets and the importance of pet adoption. Friendly dogs welcome on a leash, locked at 6'.
  • St. George Historical Society Meeting, St. George Grange Hall, Wiley’s Corner Rd., 6:30 p.m. potluck supper, followed by 7:30 p.m. program on the delivery men and peddlers that had a role in keeping the St. George area community connected in the 1950s. FMI: James Skoglund 372-8893; leave a message.
  • “Healing a River,” 7 p.m., Bucksport Heart and Soul Space, 72 Main St. Discussion of the ecological health of the Penobscot River and health issues resulting from mercury contamination led by Dianne Kopec, instructor at UMaine’s Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology. FMI: mainecommongoodcoalition@mail.com or Facebook.

COMING UP:

  • “Building a Nonprofit in the Maine Landscape,” Fri., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-noon at Maine Community Foundation, 50 Monument Square, Portland. The Encore Leadership Corps workshop is designed to help attendees form and grow a nonprofit in Maine. Free. RSVP: 262-7919 or silas.walsh@maine.edu.
  • Free Collection of Unusable/Unneeded Pesticides & Other Chemicals, Register by Fri., Sept. 29. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and/or rodenticides will be taken in at four sites. FMI/Sign up: thinkfirstspraylast.org, 287-2731.
  • Training Weekend for Grassroots Organizers, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Pine Tree Camp, Rome. 14th annual GROW (Grassroots Organizing Workshops) weekend, offering training for both new and experienced organizers. $10-$80, based on ability to pay, and includes lodging and fresh locally grown food. Childcare available; pre-register at tinyurl.com/2017GROW. FMI: resourcesforsocialchange.org, Sass Linneken, 607-2571.
  • “Birding by Habitat” Course, Merryspring Nature Center, Three Fridays starting Sept. 29, 9-11 a.m. Led by wildlife rehabilitator Shelley Spanwick. Outdoor class; on rainy days held indoors. $35, sign up: Five Towns CSD, adulted@fivetowns.net, 236-7800, ext. 5.
  • 2nd Annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 & 30, rain or shine; with a choice of 3K and 5K runs, a 10K bike course, and a duathlon event in the New England Trail Series season. FMI: Facebook, or e-mail trailrunnersofmidcoastmaine@gmail.com.
  • Third Annual Goosepecker Trekker, Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Day of hiking and food, highlighting a section of the 46-mile Hills to Sea Trail from Unity to Belfast. Hikers meet at the Freedom Mill parking lot between 8:30-9 a.m. to be shuttled to the trailhead. Primary hike is 3.5 miles, but a shorter, family-friendly route is available. $20 adults, includes lunch & beer; $8 children 3-12; under 3 no charge. FMI/register: midcoastconservancy.org/events/goosepeckertrekker-93017, or call 389-5150.
  • Photography Walk on Beech Hill, Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport; park in the lot at 316 Beech Hill Rd. Volunteers Dale Bruce & Jeannie Hutchins lead an outing for taking pictures, regardless of camera type, even smartphones; “it’s about enjoying our surroundings & recording it as best you can.” A tripod and camera instructions might be useful. Free, but register: info@coastalmountains.org, or call 236-7091. FMI: coastalmountains.org.
  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddle to Cow Island, Sat., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. PWA Paddlers of Pemaquid Watershed Association lead the 2- to 3-hour ocean paddle. Put in at the Bremen Town Landing. Bring a picnic lunch for a stop on Cow Island. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Deer Health Workshop, Sat., Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Maine’s Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Hands-on workshop on deer health and disease, safe field-dressing techniques and venison processing and preserving. $50 ($25 for each additional family member), includes lunch. Pre-register: extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/venison-101-workshop/. FMI: Robson Machado 581-3144, robson.machado@maine.edu.
  • Unitarian Universalist Open House, Sat., Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m., 37 Miller St., Belfast. Visit the church and see the recently completed $900,000 renovation, with displays of the project, tours and refreshments served. FMI: uubelfast.org.
  • 7th Annual Race Through the Woods in Jefferson, Sun., Oct. 1, 10 a.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center. Racers can choose between races of 5.5 and 13 miles on rustic trails deep in the woods over highly varied terrain. After the race, there will be a bonfire, hot cider, beer and a lunch of corn chowder, sides & dessert. Registration: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Classic Thai Massage Class, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 & 8, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Camden Whole Health, Yoga Rm., 91 Elm St., Camden. $300. FMI/register: Jenni Lyn Cooper, 239-2893, bodhi-time@hotmail.com, bodhi-time.com.
  • Maine’s Red Paint People Illustrated Talk, Tues., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Kerry Hardy, author of “Notes on a Lost Flute,” will speak about Maine native peoples who lived some 5,000 years ago, and their possible ties to today’s Wabanaki.
  • Dog Obedience Classes, Tuesdays Oct. 3-24, Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Beginners class 5-6 p.m., intermediate 6-7 p.m. & Canine Good Citizen 7-8 p.m. $65 members, $75 non-members. Register at clcymca.org, or call 563-9622. FMI: Jean Conte: jconte@myfairpoint.net.
  • Free Fall Senior Expo, Thurs., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport, hosted by Maine Senior Guide. Featuring exhibitors from senior living centers, with home care and home health options, downsizing, travel planning, door prizes, free flu shots, antique appraisals, Zumba Gold demos and more. Refreshments. FMI: MaineSeniorGuide.com, 232-7847.
  • Livestrong Program for Cancer Survivors, 12 Tuesdays beginning Oct. 10, Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union St., Rockport. Physical activity program to help participants safely achieve their health goals. Space limited. FMI: call Sandy Bodamer, 236-3375, ext. 214.

ONGOING:

  • Weekly Meditation at 47 Main Street Studio, in Tenants Harbor, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All levels welcome. By donation. FMI: 372-9931.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  • Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. FMI: 594-0940.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time. The week’s hike is posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • Pickleball Clinic for Beginners, Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. at Belfast City Park. $5. FMI: 781-898-8389.
  • Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages and skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; at 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org or 691-2037.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • Tuesday Jams at Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park streets.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish and Italian 10 a.m., French 11 a.m., German & Swedish noon.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner and 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families and friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-1694.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 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.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby any day. FMI: 594-0429, x702.