NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • “Greenland: Its Land and People,” at Hope Corner Fire Station, Route 105. Bring food to share and a place setting for the 6 p.m. potluck, and hear from Ron Smith of Hope at 7 p.m., fresh off his 100-mile hike on the Arctic Circle Trail and visits to towns on the east and west coasts of the icy island. Hope Historical Society’s event is free.
  • “Covering the Casualties of War: Witnessing the Seeds of Revolt,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Foreign correspondent Robin Lloyd looks back at his days covering social upheaval and war in the world’s most dangerous hotspots during the 1980s and ’90s. His free talk is a runup to February’s Camden Conference, The Media Revolution: Changing the World.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “Adventures in the High Arctic,” 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. Polar bear expert and Arctic guide Rupert Pilkington and Carla Skinder and Judy Hengerer give a tour of their recent adventures in Norway’s High Arctic archipelago, and discuss the state of wildlife at the Arctic Circle.
  • “Tanglewood 4-H Camp: Past, Present and Future,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln-ville Community Library. Learn about the camp in Lincolnville that has offfered adventure and guidance to young people from Maine and beyond for nearly 80 years, from former director Cindy Dunham and current director Jessica Decke, who will bring along stories and photos.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Wildlife of the Arctic Circle, 10 a.m. at Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main Street, Warren. Carla Skinder shows photographs taken on her fall and winter boat trips above the Arctic Circle. The free talk is hosted by Warren Field and Garden Club.
  • “Are Corporations People? Surprising Reasons to Say Yes,” 6 p.m. at the Midcoast Friends Meeting House, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Professor Kent Greenfield of Boston College Law School gives the talk based on his book “Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It).” Coastal Senioir College hosts the free public talk.
  • Talk on Long-Term Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine, 6 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport. Dr. George Jacobson gives the final talk in the Maine Marine Fare Conference. The former Maine State climatologist takes a long-view look at Earth’s climate systems and how they influence Maine’s fisheries. $8 admission, $5 members.
  • “Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry and Music,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Adults and teens will share five-minute spooky, otherworldly stories, real or not. Everyone’s invited to sign up, 594-0310, share at the last minute, or just listen. Notes are allowed. Content may not be suitable for kids.
  • Soup and Suspense in Union, Vose Library brings back its popular series at 6:30 p.m., serving homemade soups and bread for a donation, followed by tales from Maine mystery writer Anne Britting Oleson, who lives in the mountains of central Maine.
  • “Rockweed Connections: Rocky Intertidal Ecology on the Maine Coast,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. See rockweeds found on the coast and learn about the latest research on them, from Dr. Jessica Muhlin, a biology professor at Maine Maritime Academy.
  • Birding in Mexico, 7 p.m. Naturalist Doug Hitchcox describes his visit with Maine Audubon members to southwestern Mexico, where they searched deserts and mountainous pine forests for rare birds, strolled the streets of colonial Oaxca, and explored ancient Zapotec ruins.
  • “Green Rider” Author at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 7 p.m. New York Times best-selling author and Mainer Kristen Britain reads from her fantasy series – six books that tell the story of a runaway schoolgirl whose adventures begin when she agrees to deliver a message to the king for a dying Green Rider.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Evening Star Grange 7th Annual Variety Show, 7 p.m. at Evening Star Grange Hall, Old Union Road, Washington. Free admission. More info: 845-3102.
  • 15th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street, with Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum reading from his newest collection, “How to Start Over.” Reservations: 338-9009, leftbank@myfairpoint.net. Events on Saturday include a poetry walk, a Zine Fair and More (with Maine zines, comics, bookmaking, paper arts), ploughman’s lunch, open mic, and a reception and multimedia performance. Everything’s free, except for the $5 lunch. Visit BelfastPoetry.com for venues.
  • One-Acts in Damariscotta: The Actor’s Nightmare and The Proposal, at Skidompha Library, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. this weekend and next. River Company puts them on, with a character who wanders onstage but doesn’t know what play he’s in and Chekhov’s wink at love and marriage. $17 admission, $12 seniors ($15/$10 for members): RiverCompany.org.
  • Women in Jeopardy at Lewiston’s Public Theatre, October 18 to 27, with this Friday’s opening night featuring a BREWHaHa – the lobby opens for beer sampling at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. For the full schedule of performances of the play described as “Sex and the City” meets “I Love Lucy” when middle-aged single moms start dating, visit ThePublicTheatre.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • “Whatever It Takes,” 1 p.m. at Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road. May Davidson of Whitefield and Round Pond on her memoir about seven decades of clamming, lobstering, raising broiler chickens, then sheep, and creating a lobster-trap sawmill, before starting a wind-chime business, Maine Buoy Bell, with her husband, Jim. The program follows a short Jefferson Historical Society meeting.
  • Psychologist on What Technology Does to People’s Brains, 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. The short film “Like” is shown, then Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair answers questions on how tech and social media change the way we learn and grow. She’s the author of “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” The free program is a runup to next February’s Camden Conference on media.
  • “Famous Again: 19th-Century Black Sculptor Edmonia Lewis,” 3 p.m. in the free monthly Shop Talk series at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast. Learn about the mysterious life of Lewis, the expatriate artist whose story is still unfolding a century later, from writer and curator Marilyn Richardson.
  • Spooky Tours at Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport. “Last Night at the Museum” tours run every 15 minutes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Vestry, 2 Church Street. A half hour of chilling offerings, including a visit by the spirits of the Sea Captain’s House. $5 adults, $3 kids, $12 families. Reserve a slot: 548-2529.
  • “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” in Hope, at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street, at 7 p.m. Storyteller Willy Clafin hosts the night of “Moth”-style stories by five local tale-tellers. Families welcome, but note that some stories may contain adult content. Suggested donation of $15 includes coffee and desserts.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Talk on Maine and Acadian Privateers During King William’s War, 1 p.m. at Wiscasset Middle High School, 272 Gardiner Road. Historian Ken Hamilton brings to life tales of the Acadian privateers who sailed the Gulf of Maine as hired pirates during King William’s War. His talk is in the Maine Bicentennial Lecture Series sponsored by Lincoln County Historical Association and Old Fort Western in Augusta. Donations accepted.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • “Global Media and the Representation of Women in the News,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Camden Conference presents Marie Tessier, who moderates comments on the Opinion pages of The New York Times. She is at work on a book about women, the web and the future of democracy. The talk is free.
  • Talk About Living as an Indentured Servant in 1628, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Julia Friese Pierce describes nearly five months of living on the rugged northern coast of Maine and being filmed for the television show “Colonial House,” which dropped people into historical eras with an assigned role. Pierce was the lowest rung on the ladder in her group of two dozen colonists: a corset-wearing, goat-milking female servant.

COMING UP:

  • “A Good Man with a Dog,” Wednesday, October 23, at 5 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Roger Guay shares tales from his decades with Maine Warden Service, training search-and-rescue dogs and tracking down missing persons, explosives and cadavers.
  • Crime Writers to Converse in Damariscotta, Thursday, October 24, 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library. Marni Graff and Bruce Robert Coffin chat about their novels. She writes the Nora Tierney English Mysteries, about an American writer in the UK, and the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, based on her work as a medical consultant for a movie studio. He’s the author of the best-selling Detective Byron series. They’ll answer audience questions, too.
  • “Discovering the Paranormal,” Thursday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Author Greg Latimer on his recent expedition to 108 spooky spots in 12 states and 21 cities for MysteriousDestinationsMagazine.com. His talk is free.
  • The Humans at Belfast’s Crosby Center, 96 Church Street, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., October 25 to November 3. Midcoast Actors’ Studio presents the Maine premiere of the Tony Award–winning play about an American family at Thanksgiving being forced to deal with aging, illness, and each other. $18 adults, $13 students: 370-7592, MidcoastActors.org, and the door.

MUSIC

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Gordon Bok Benefit Concert at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 7 p.m. The balladeer who grew up around the boatyards of Camden sings songs of the sea and its people to raise funds for the Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. $20 tix: UUmidcoast.org, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, and the door.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Bay Chamber Concerts Music@Noon Series Opens, at noon at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. An hour-long concert by the Lehmann & Perry Trio playing works by Mendelssohn, Brustad and Bruch, includes a soup lunch and access to the museum afterward. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org, 236-2823.
  • Timbered Lake in Stockton Springs, the Maine folk-indie duo are the featured players in this month’s Open Mic Plus series at Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1. Singers, storytellers and others are invited to sign up for the 7 p.m. open mic. Timbered Lake – singer and guitarist Diana Ramsdell Newman and singer and percussionist Crow Suncloud – take the stage at 8:15 p.m. Admission is $3 to $10, free under 18.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Pedrito Martinez Group at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Martinez has played with Wynton Marsalis and Paul Simon, contributed to over 50 albums, and was a founding member of Yerba Buena. $20 at the box office, 633-5159; $25 online and at the door.
  • Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra at Strand Theatre, Rockand, 7:30 p.m. Hot Latin jazz by the Grammy-nominated Puentes and his crew. “Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar.” $30 in advance, $35 show day. Balcony and lobby bars open for live shows.
  • “All Voices on Deck” at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Midcoast singers Nick Apollonio, David Dodson, Sara Grey, Dave MacLurg, Riki Schneyer, George Stephens, Bob Stuart, Dick Swain, Andy Wallace and Kathy Westra present songs of sailors and the sea in the Rockland Folk Arts concert. $15, cash or check, at the door.
  • “Tracy McMullen’s Ear Bus” at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. at Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. “Improvised and composed music in the long tradition of humans including jazz, funk, experimental, ambient, punk, anxiety, depression and joy.” Featuring McMullen on tenor and soprano saxophones and other musicians. Free.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • The Mallett Brothers Band at State Theatre in Downtown Portland, 8 p.m. The band’s 10th anniversary party, with guests Adam Ezra Group. $25 advance, $30 show day: StateTheatrePortland.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Penobscot Bay Ringers Handbell Choir Plays “Handbells for Hope,” 3-4 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. With solo, ensemble and full five-octave choir pieces. Free admission – donations taken for Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21:

  • Joanna Connor Band in Rockland, 7 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues Show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. Maine band Memphis Lightning opens the show for Connor, who gained her musical chops in Chicago and has sat in with James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and others. $20 at the door.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • Protest Singers to Debut During Midcoast Indivisible’s Weekly Vigil, 5 p.m. The new multigenerational group Midcoast Justice Singers will break out some classics from the American protest songbook in Chapman Park, at the corner of Park and Main streets.
  • “Heifetz On Tour,” 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle. A quintet from Heifetz International Music Institute, based in Virginia, plays solo and chamber works by Bach, Beethoven, Saint Saens and Dvorak during their four-day visit to the midcoast. $18 tickets: HeifetzInstitute.org. $20 at the door.

COMING UP:

  • The Blue Cafe Presents Hiroya Tsukamoto, Friday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. Camden Opera House welcomes the acoustic guitar stylist to its intimate third-floor space. The Kyoto native and Berklee College of Music graduate has played at York City’s Blue Note and on Japanese National Television. Blue Cafe shows are free; 40 Paper provides the cash bar.

ONGOING:

  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monday Jams at St. George Grange, at Wiley’s Corner, 7 to 9 p.m. through October. Country, gospel, folk, bluegrass.
  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.

FILM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Virtual Tours of National Refuges, from Tuesday to Friday, October 15 to 18, at 2 p.m. each day at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, 9 Water Street. See films showing wildlife refuges around the country. Free admission.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The documentary explores how religion has shaped federal Indian law in the U.S. With an intro by Dwayne Tomah, youngest fluent speaker of the Passamaquoddy language, who will lead an audience discussion afterward. Hosted by Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.
  • “Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost,” at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Friday. The story of artist Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti in search of feelings, visions and colors ever purer and brighter, in the Great Art on Screen series. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. The Bard’s most famous romantic comedy is captured at the Bridge Theatre in London, complete with Cirque du Soleil acrobats. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • “Nosferatu,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. October’s “Creepy & Chilling” flicks wrap up with the brilliantly eerie 1922 version of “Dracula.” The series returns November 8 after a two-week hiatus.
  • “Sarah’s Key,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. October’s films starring Kristin Scott Thomas conclude with her portrayal of a modern-day journalist who finds her life overlapping with that of a young French girl detained during the Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of 1942. There will be no film next Friday, as the library presents “An Allagash Haunting: Live Radio Classic” with Tim Caverly.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Met Opera Encore: Puccini’s Turandot, at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater at 1 p.m., with a pre-opera talk by Dr. Morton Achter at 11:45 a.m. Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production starring Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. $25 adults, $23 theater members, $5 under 19.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • Met Opera Encore: Puccini’s Turandot, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre at 1 p.m. Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production starring Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. $23 adults, $20 theater members, $5 under 19 and college students with ID.
  • “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. “This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Morrison (1931–2019) leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.” $6 at the door.

COMING UP:

  • “Gay Chorus Deep South,” Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. in the CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House. Follow the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on their tour through the Deep South, in response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws, with a mission to perform in churches, commuity centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting in a time of difference. $10, free for college students with ID and under 18.
  • National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thursday, October 24, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is captured at Bridge Theatre in London, complete with Cirque du Soleil acrobats. $12.50 adults, $10.50 theater members.

AREA THEATERS:

  • ALAMO THEATRE, Bucksport. OldFilm.org, 469-6910.
  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. ColonialTheater.com, 338-1930.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. BoothbayCinema.org, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.

ARTS

  • Call for Artists at River Arts, in Damariscotta, for its juried show “Abstraction,” which opens October 25. Deadline is Saturday, October 19, at 4 p.m. Rules, submission fees, other details: RiverArtsME.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • “Let’s Talk About It” Reading and Discussion Group, at Belfast Free Library, which has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer the series, continues at 6:30 p.m. with “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel. After that, “Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast (October 29); “What the Living Do” by Marie Howe (November 19); and “Brothers and Keepers” by John Edgar Wideman (December 17). Discussions in the series – which will attempt to expand and challenge views of what constitutes the American family – will be led by poet and writer Annaliese Jakimides, whose award-winning work has been widely published.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “October Harvest” Watercolor Workshop at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mary Ann Heinzen gives a demo, then helps students paint a fall harvest still life. Beginners welcome. $35. Also Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Photo Editing.” Karen Olson teaches how to crop, cull and edit photos for the best effect. $20; members free.
  • Artist and Activist Exchange Ideas, 4 to 6 p.m. at Zoot Coffee, 31 Elm Street, Camden. Artist Kenny Cole of Monroe talks with activist El Fadel Arbab – a Portland resident by way of Sudan, from where he fled genocide – about Cole’s drawings from his new series, “The Khashoggi Story,” on view at Zoot through October 31.
  • The Ed Coffin Collection at Vose Library, Union, at 6:30 p.m. The digitized photographic collection of Maine ships “from cradle to grave” provides a glimpse of technologies that shaped Maine’s shipping industry. Prints from the Penobscot Marine Museum collection will be on loan to Vose and shown in the reading room.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • “Gargantuan Turquoise Stomping Boots: How to Make Up Fractured Fairy Tales,” 9 a.m. to noon at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street, Hope. Professional storyteller Willy Clafin leads the workshop for adults, and imparts an easy method for creating parodies. Registration: SweetTreeArts.org.
  • “Getting to Know Your iPhone or iPad – Creative Apps,” 10 a.m. to noon at Rockland’s Art Loft. Debbie Gay introduces features that let you write a journal, read a book, paint a picture and create other works of art. Bring your device to class. $20 drop-in fee; free for members.
  • Open House at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to stop by the community art center, learn about the range of classes and workshops being offered this fall, tour the studios and make some art. All ages welcome.
  • Author Lorraine Salmon and Others to Read in Friendship, 7 p.m. at Salt Pond Studio, 522 Cushing Road. Two local authors read, followed by Salmon, from her memoir about love and loss in midlife, “What’s Better Than This?” Free.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Reception to Open Marjorie Strauss Show, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sanctuary Gallery in Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. See her pastels and paintings of natural forms, like trees and large-leafed plants. Strauss writes a column on midcoast artists for The Free Press.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with materials provided. “October in Maine” will teach students how to draw fall leaves, autumn landscapes, and Halloween pumpkins.
  • “Getting Creative with Your iPhone or iPad,” 1 to 3 p.m. at Rockland’s Art Loft. Debbie Gay teaches a step-by-step process for using your own photos or stock images to make art. For a list of apps you’ll need, and to register for the $35 class, go to ArtLoftRockland.org.
  • Five Weeks of “Art for Adults” at Waldoboro Library, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, October 21 to November 25 (no class Novembrer 11), at Waldoboro Public Library. The free series taught by Waldoboro artist Joyce Steel will give participants a chance to make holiday cards and gifts. No experience needed. Those who enroll must commit to the series: 832-4484 or at the library.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • “Bringing Creativity to Your Photography – Photo Rx,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Rockland’s Art Loft. Paula Apro shares wisdom she’s gained from many years of shooting. Bring your good and bad photos for a group critique, and bring your camera. $20 drop-in fee; free for members.

COMING UP:

  • “Create Compelling Compositions,” Wednesday, October 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rockland’s Art Loft. Anne Hebebrand teaches the basics of using color and design as participants create small abstractions. $35. Register at ArtLoftRockland.org.
  • Belfast’s Fourth Friday Art Walk, Friday, October 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. With open galleries and businesses, music in the streets, and more.
  • Monhegan Artists Offer PechaKucha in Rockport, Saturday, October 26, at 5 p.m. at 162 Russell Avenue (the former CMCA building). Artists who have taken part in the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program show slides of their work and experiences on the island and discuss how painting there has informed their current studio practice. $5 at the door. A reception will follow.

EXHIBITS:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9. “Andrew Wyeth: Witches, Ghosts and Mischief,” to March 1. “Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice,” to April 12.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Sears-port, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Open Ended: New Acquisitions to the Portland Museum of Art,” to October 20.
  • Unity College Center for the Arts, Unity. “On-site,” by Maine landscape painter Matthew Russ, to November 15.

OUTDOORS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Rockland Tree Warden Leads Wednesday Walk, October 16, at 10:30 a.m. Walkers should meet at Rockland Public Library’s checkout desk to sign a waiver. Licensed arborist Richard Schneller will point out trees transitioning into winter dormancy.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Birding Excursion to Green Point Wildlife Area in Dresden, meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at Hannaford in Damariscotta to carpool to the 432-acre wildlife area for a walk through mature orchards (often teeming with birds), past small ponds and wetlands, to a pine grove on a peninsula with an expansive view of Kennebec River. Outing details: Midcoast.MaineAudubon.org.
  • 20th Annual Tennis Tournament of Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street, Damariscotta, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Women’s doubles, an auction, food, prizes and more to raise funds for breast cancer research. $25 per person. Details: CLCymca.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Hogback Mountain Hike in Montville, 2 to 5 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy offers the foliage hike of about five miles, with some steep inclines. Bring water, binoculars and a snack to eat at the summit. After the hike, people are welcome to meet at Lake St. George Brewing in Liberty for beer and pizza. Registration: landmcc@midcoastconservancy.org, 389-05163.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Hills to Sea Trail Hike in Unity, offered by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. by the trail sign at Crosby Brook Road on Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association property, then carpool to Main Street in Unity for the 5.5-mile hike back to MOFGA. The hike includes a knee-deep wade across Sandy Stream. Bring water, lunch, and protection from rain and bugs. For more info: 338-1147.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • “Reducing Plastics in Our Lives,” 2 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Chrissy Adamowicz of the Natural Resources Council of Maine discusses global plastic pollution, including its sources and solutions. Her Belfast Garden Club talk is free.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Talk on Fire Safety Challenges for Historic Homes, 7 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Fire Chief Mike Mazzeo discusses fire prevention for people buying or restoring old homes, where steep stairs, balloon construction, concealed spaces, lack of fire stops between floors, and old electrical systems may pose hazards.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Recycle Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, Cell Phones in Camden, at Reny’s Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camden Lions Club will collect unwanted items to be sent to countries where they are needed.
  • Green & Healthy Maine Home + Energy Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at East End Community School, 195 North Street, Portland. Learn about heat pumps, electric vehicles, edible landscapes, Maine’s energy-efficiency incentive programs and more in workshops and at vendor booths. Details: GreenMaineHomes.com.

COMING UP:

  • Symposium on Maine’s New Forest Economy, Wednesday, October 23, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in UMaine’s Wells Conference Center, 131 Munson Road, Orono. Learn more and register for the free event at EventBrite.com (enter Maine’s New Forest Economy in the search bar).
  • “Nutrient Management in High Tunnels,” Thursday, October 24, 5 p.m. at Sheepscot General Store and Farm, 98 Townhouse Road, Whitefield. Bruce Hoskins tells how the lab at University of Maine tests soil in high tunnels, unheated hoophouses that offer heat gain, season extension and control of plant diseases, but provide challenges for managing soil nutrients. Free. Sign-up: knox-lincoln.org/farmer-gardener.
  • Chainsaw Safety Course, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, the morning of Saturday, October 26, and all day Sunday, October 27. $150 ($130 Midcoast Conservancy members). Details are at MidcaostConservany.org.

FOOD & DRINK

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “A Toast to Craft Beers,” 1 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. Bill Stinson of The Pour Farm, a nano-brewery in Union, will discuss the history and art of craft beer making and he’ll offer a tasting of select Pour Farm brews. Free and open to adults 50-plus. Registration required: 301-6116 or quarryhill.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 p.m. Sweets and savories served. Bring a personal-care or pet-care item for the food pantry.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Edgecomb Community Church Submarine Sandwich Sale, preorders can be picked up from 11 a.m. to noon at the church, 15 Cross Point Road. Order forms are available at the church or by calling 882-6338 to place an order by Wednesday, October 16. Options are a white or wheat roll, ham or vegetables, and various cheeses and toppings, plus potato chips and a beverage, all for $7.
  • Bangor Uncorked, at Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, from 4 to 8 p.m. The wine lovers event returns with a twist – along with dozens of local, national and international wines to taste, there will be 10 cocktails featuring spirits from local Maine distilleries. General-admission tix are $35, VIP tix are $55, and tix at thee door are $45. Details: CrossInsuranceCenter.com.
  • Benefit Supper and Auction for Brierley Family, 5 p.m. at Searsmont Fire Station. $10 per person, $20 per family, kids 5 and under free. The event will help the family rebuild after their farm on Route 3 in Searsmont caught fire without an insurance policy in place. Anyone who would like to help prepare food or donate money or items can call Selectman David Marceau at 505-5131.
  • Public Pork Roast Supper in Washington, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, a quarter mile north of Washington village on Route 220. Pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits, dessert, beverages. $10 adults, $5 kids, with free hot dogs and chips for kids.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • 7th Annual Lobsterpalooza, 1 p.m. at Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin Street. Professional and amateur chefs will share their favorite lobster dishes and vie for the People’s Choice Award. Facebook has details on how to enter. $15 tickets for the tasting event are available at Fresh Off the Farm, Route 1 in Rockport; online at AIOFoodPantry.org; and at the door.

COMING UP:

  • Grilled Hot Dogs & Beans Supper in South Thomaston, Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Hot dogs, rolls, baked beans, brown bread, beverages, dessert. $8 adults, $4 under 11.
  • Dine for Hope in Rockland, Thursday, October 24, at 6 p.m. at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street. The dinner, held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will include a brief talk by Kelly O’Connor of New Hope for Women. The meal will include chicken marsala or a vegetarian option, salad and dessert. $40 tickets: 594-2128, or send a check of NHFW, P.O. Box A, Rockland, ME 04841. Attendees are invited to wear purple for Wear Purple Day.
  • Talking Food in Maine with Kerry Altiero, Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., in the new series of intimate conversations between host Cherie Scott and Maine’s culinary pioneers, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Meet HospitalityMaine’s 2019 Chef of the Year, owner of award-winning Cafe Miranda in Rockland, and author of “Adventures in Comfort Food.” Altiero’s second restaurant, Bar & Lounge, is set to open in Rockland this November. Next up in the free series, James Beard Award–winning journalist Kathy Gunst on November 21.
  • Meals of Hope Food Packaging Event Seeks Volunteers, on Saturday, October 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street. West Bay Rotary seeks 75 people to help pack up to 25,000 nutritious meals for midcoasters in need, to be distributed to food pantries and other local organizations. To take part, email EtiennePerret@gmail.com or call 632-4057.
  • “Boos and Brews” at Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial Street in Rockport, on Saturday, October 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The free public event will feature scary stories read by Maine authors, beverages from local breweries and wine from Cellardoor Winery, and door prizes.

ONGOING:

  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. The indoor market is year-round. Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon at 116 Washington Street throughout October. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at Round Top Farm, throughout October. Rockland on Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park, to October 31.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Cash for Clothes Registration, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Coastal Opportunities, 35 Limerock Street, Camden. Second of two registration weekends for the sale that will be held October 26 to 28 at American Legion Hall, Camden.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Fall Craft Fair in Warren, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90 (105 Camden Road). Crafters, baskets, knitted items, raffles, baked foods, Victory ice cream, Miller Farm custom laser engraving, and lunch for sale. Details: 236-4585.
  • Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road in Lincoln-ville Center. A full house of vendors, with some offering Halloween items, at the last market of the season. United Christian Church will sell baked goods, breakfast casseroles, coffee and cider.

COMING UP:

  • Trekkers 9th Annual Fundraising Auction, Saturday, October 26, at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the silent auction. A live auction led by Bruce Gamage will start at 7 p.m. Hundreds of items will be up for bid to raise money for the nonprofit youth-mentoring organization. $10 at the door includes soft drinks, coffee, appetizers and sweets.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults invited to join in). All materials provided. This month: autumn leaves, pumpkin patches, scarecrows, owls, bats, cats, haunted houses and all things Halloween.
  • Prenatal Yoga in Rockland, Tuesdays, October 15 to November 19, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland. Erin Grade teaches the class, open by donation to women at any stage of pregnancy. Registration is requested but drop-ins are also welcome. No experience is necessary. Learn more at RocklandYoga.com.
  • St. George MSU School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Art Room at St. George School.
  • RSU 13 Community Meetings, to discuss a new phase of strategic planning, “Envisioning the Schools of Our Future 2.0,” from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. on October 15, 22 and 29 at Ash Point Community School, Oceanside Middle School and Oceanside High School, respectively. For more info, visit rsu13.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Children’s Halloween Party at Rockland Public Library, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Miss Katie will share three silly Halloween stories and some “monster-ous” crafts. Costumes are encouraged.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Girls Who Code Tech Program at Camden Public Library, for girls in grades six to twelve, at 4 p.m. Thursdays, starting October 17, and running through April. Girls will learn various coding techniques and create a group project. Laptop computers are provided for meetings. Applications are online at LibraryCamden.org and at the library.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Children’s Authors Signing Books at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland, from noon to 4 p.m. Holly J.P. Kopp, Didi Cooper and Jan Gilley will be on hand.
  • “Falling Leaf Fun” Program at Belfast City Park, Northport Avenue, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friends of Sears Island hosts the Science Squad program for children ages 6 to 12. This one is led by Jenni Judkins of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. She’ll lead children on a walk, and in playing a leaf-identification game, journaling and creating nature mandalas with leaves. She’ll also share stories and Native American lore. Registration is required. Details: 975-3878, FriendsOfSearsIsland.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Free Family Foliage Walk, 10 a.m. at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. The walk will lead participants over three new bridges built this summer, through the center’s forests and fields, to view changing leaves at peak season while learning about the science of why leaves change color. Heavy rain cancels.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • Pumpkin Storytime at Rockland Public Library, for presechoolers and toddlers, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Following the stories, kids will get the chance to paint mini pumpkins to take home.

COMING UP:

  • Open House at Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Road in Waldo, Wednesday, October 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. All programs will be open to visitors and free refreshments will be offered in every classroom. A Future Pathways showcase in the student center will give students and families a chance to discuss college and career options with reps from local colleges, the military and other training organizations. Open House Senior Scoop will feature info for parents and guardians of WCTC seniors about navigating the road toward graduation and beyond; ice cream will be served.
  • Halloween Spooktacular at Camden Public Library, Thursday, October 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited to don costumes and attend the free family-friendly event with stories, crafts and games.
  • Afterschool Yoga in Rockland, for kids 7 to 11, at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays, October 24 to December 12. Sarah Trapani will lead kids through yoga postures, mindfulness skills, breathing practices and games; a healthy snack will be offered. Details: RocklandYoga.com, 594-1694.

ONGOING:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time for kids of any age on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Belfast Free Library: Stay & Play for babies and toddlers Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Story Time for Preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, Fridays at 10 a.m. Camden Public Library: Babbling Books for Busy Bodies on Mondays at 10 a.m. Book Time for Babies, newborn to age 2, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Friday Story Hour, for ages 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: It’s Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Playtime on Mondays at 10 a.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime & Crafts on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Magic the Gathering Club for kids and adults on first Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Creative Art Crew on second Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Lego Club on third Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Kids Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Thomaston Public Library: Storytime Hour on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Read-Aloud Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • “A Family for ME” Foster Care and Adoption Info Meetings, for people who have wondered about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent or adoptive parent. For the location and time of the next meeting: 615-6011 or AFamilyForMEMaine.org.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins okay.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center, behind Warren Baptist Church. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Free Flu Shot Clinic at Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. in the teleconference room on the lower level, for adults only.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3 to 4 p.m. at Knox Center’s Rockland Room, 6 White Street, Rockland. Info and support for area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. The group meets third Tuesdays of the month. Details: 301-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates the group that meets third Tuesdays of the month. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning,” 6:30 p.m. at Hope Library. Health care advocate and MaineHealth volunteer Jane Conrad reviews the elements of an advance directive: choices to be made about life-sustaining treatments in the event of a life threatening emergency; selecting a trusted agent to act on one’s behalf; and the importance of discussing preferences with one’s family and dcotor. Free.
  • Free Media Tech Skills Classes, at Belfast Free Library on Wednesdays, October 16 and 23, at 6 p.m. Jim Campbell, host of “Notes from the Electronic Cottage” on WERU radio, will use equipment in the library’s MakerSpace to teach audio recording in the first session and audio editing in the second. No experience is required. Registration: 338-3884, spietryka@belfastlibrary.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • “Learn with UMC: Board Boot Camp for Beginners,” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast. United Midcoast Charities offers the free workshop for those new to nonprofit governance as well as seasoned board members with questions about their boards’ effectiveness. Organizations may register up to three attendees: UnitedMidcoastCharties.org, 236-2299.
  • Tulsi and Yang 2020 Gathering at Waterworks Pub, 7 Lindsey Street, Rockland. The informal party for people interested in Democratic presidential candidates Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang will start at 5 p.m with drinks from the bar. At 6 p.m. those who wish to stay for dinner will sit at a common table and order from the pub’s menu. It is open to everyone and not an official campaign event.
  • Lincoln County Democratic Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. Featured will be Jon Treacy of Oxford, the fourth Democrat to announce a run for the U.S. Senate in 2020.
  • National Hospice Volunteer Conference, at Holiday Inn By-the-Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Thursday and Friday. Info: MaineHospiceCouncil.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Weekend Mindfulness Retreat at Rockland Shambhala, 14 School Street, opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a free talk by Shastri Veit Weber, a senior Buddhist teacher and chaplain in New Brunswick, Canada. The weekend concludes midday on Sunday. Admission is by donation. Registration is required for the weekend, but not Friday’s talk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Friends of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area Hosting Open House, at Little River Center, 290 Northport Avenue, Belfast. There will be a meeting at 10 a.m., a press conference at 11 a.m. and the official opening of the conservation area at 11:30 a.m. The nonprofit preservation group aims to protect the intertidal zone at the mouth of the Little River. Its founders, Judith Grace and Jeffrey Mabee, own property at the center of a controversy surrounding Nordic Aquafarms’ proposal to build a land-based salmon farm nearby. Details: AndrewSteve@icloud.com.
  • Interactive History Storytelling Experience, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hahn Community Center, Main Street in Friendship. The Maine-Wabanaki REACH organization presents the event sponsored by Friendship Methodist Church to learn the history of the Wabanaki people. Free; registration is required: MaineWabanakiReach.org. For details, call Liga Jahnke, 832-6646.
  • Alternatives to Violence Project Maine Workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Appleton Library. Participants will learn conflict resolution skills through shared experiences, interactive exercises, games and role playing. $20. For more information or to register, call 790-0221 or email daylily_627@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Roller Derby Workshop in Union, at Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. The Rock Coast Rollers tell what it takes to get involved in roller derby as a skater, official or volunteer. They will bring along the Bruised Boutique Skate Shop, the largest roller derby supply store in the world, based in Nashua, New Hampshire. Learn more at RockCoastRollers.org.
  • “A Salute to Morse’s Sauerkraut” at Waldoborough Historical Society, 1 p.m. All museum buildings, on Main Street in Waldoboro, will be open from noon to 3 p.m. and a member of Morse’s staff will be on hand to relate the history of the shop – one of Waldoboro’s oldest businesses – and offer attendees a taste of sauerkraut, one of the mainstays in the diet of early German settlers of Waldoboro. Morse’s refurbished tractor will be on display. The public is welcome at the free event.
  • Waldo County Chapter of A Climate to Thrive Meeting in Belfast, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Road. The coalition of residents, businesses and towns is working toward energy independence by 2030. Those who would like to attend are asked to email hank.reisner33@gmail.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21:

  • Two-Part “Our Posture Says It All” Class, at 9 a.m. Mondays, October 21 and November 4, at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. Chiropractor Dr. Brady Fergola offers the class with talks and demos that aim to identify and reverse problematic postural patterns. Participants are encouraged to attend both. $10, free for Y members. Advance registration is required at CLCymca.org or the front desk.
  • AARP Smart Driver Class, in Belfast, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 ($15 AARP members). The class features a workbook and videos – learn defensive driving techniques and strategies, review new traffic laws, and understand how to adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time and the warning signs for when it’s time to stop driving. Paul Sheridan leads it. For more info, including class location, call 338-0350.
  • Belfast Senior Center Open House with Hot Dogs and Bingo, 11:30 a.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Seniors 60-plus are invited to stop by for Maine-made hot dogs and chips, play some Bingo for prizes, and see what’s offered at the senior center – which is open at the boathouse on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and always free. There are limited seats for Bingo – to reserve a spot, email BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Georges River Trout Unlimited Meeting in Rockport, at Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial Street. For those who wish to dine, the evening starts at 6 p.m. The meeting and presentation are at 7 p.m. Details: GeorgesRiverTU.org.
  • Belfast City Council Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse. A rep from League of Women Voters will moderate and there will be a chance for attendees to submit questions.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1, Rockport. All active and retired federal employees, and their spouses and friends, are welcome. The speaker will be Samantha Shields from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For more info, call 594-2466.
  • Free Presentations on the Dangers of Vaping, at two locations: Tuesday, October 22, at 4:45 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast; and Wednesday, October 23, at 6 p.m. at Winterport Memorial Library. Register at JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 301-3950.
  • Five Weeks of “My Next Career Move” at Camden Public Library, offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, October 22 to November 19, by New Ventures Maine. Learn how your current skills connect to future careers, identify high-growth job fields, explore education and training options, and strengthen your resume for a job search. Registration: NewVenturesMaine.org, 593-7942.

COMING UP:

  • Quarry Hill Women’s Seminar on “Courageous Communication,” Wednesday, October 23, 9 a.m. to noon in Quarry Hill’s Women After 50 series at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Certified Nonviolent Communication Educator Peggy Smith will guide an interactive program devoted to helping particpants connect authentially and compassionately with themselves and others – even in the face of strong emotions like anger and fear. Learn how the brain processes these feelings and how to use that knowledge to maintain open, produtive communiction. Admission is free and includes a continental breakfast. All women 50-plus are welcome. Registration required: QHinfo@pbmc.org 301-6116.
  • Program on Maine Coast Photovoice Project, Thursday, October 24, at 5 p.m. at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. UMaine gradute student Kevin Duffy introduces his new research project documenting development and change along the Damariscotta River estuary through photos. The workshop is for area residents interested in joining the effort or learning more about using photos to organize local visions for advocacy and political action.

ONGOING:

  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, free coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429, ext. 702.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland,Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, White Street.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Universalist Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaine-Democrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.