NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • “The Curtis Connection: Camden to Philadelphia,” on Zoom at 6 p.m. Camden Public Library hosts historian Thomas J. Wieckowski for a presentation that will provide a broader look at the famous family, who spent summers in Camden, and focus on their extensive activities in the Philadelphia area. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for a Zoom link.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • “The Dark History of Malaga Island,” on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Cushing Public Library hosts Katherine McBrien, deputy secretary of state for archives at the Maine State Archives. In the 1860s, a mixed-race community began to settle this small, rugged island, one of several in the New Meadows River in Phippsburg. According to McBrien, the press of the day promoted the idea that the only way to help the island’s poor residents — and, not incidentally, improve tourism and prosperity on the Maine coast – was to dismantle the community. To register for the free talk, call 691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Virtual Music Talk at Rockland Public Library: Aimsel Ponti,” on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library hosts the music journalist and radio host who will discuss the local music scene in Portland, Maine, as well as the impact of the coronavirus on live music shows this year. She will also give an overview of her career as a music journalist and talk about some of her favorite albums of 2020. For a link, email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Chalk Walk “All Ages Art Happening” in Belfast, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Belfast’s Chalk Walk is back for its fourth year. Watch professional and novice artists working on the winding pathway through Heritage Park before making your own mark in the community area. Masks must be worn and six-foot distances kept. Pre-drawn four-foot squares will go to artists who register in advance. Waterfall Arts will supply chalks, rags, knee pads, and drinking water. For questions, more information, or to register for a square, email bridget@waterfallarts.org.
  • Cornhole for Charity Tournment, from noon to 4 p.m. on the former Rockport Elementary site, at the corner of Routes 1 and 90. The Satellite Club of West Bay Rotary hosts it to raise funds for local charity. First prize will be the choice of a Knox or Waldo county charity to whom the net proceeds of the event will be donated. Rain date is Sunday, September 27. The cost for a team of two players is $25. All Maine CDC protocols for outdoor gatherings will be observed. Food and beverage items will be available for purchase from the Flatbread Pizza Bus, and there will be opportunities to participate in raffle drawings. Participants and observers are asked to bring their own masks/face coverings and wear them when social distancing is not possible. Teams will be given their own bags to use for tossing for the length of the tournament. Contact Abe Dugal, 236-8376, to register a team or be a sponsor.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • “A Climate Change Forum – Your Chance to Ask Questions About Climate Change” Webinar, at 6 p.m. Five UMaine faculty members will address various aspects of climate change — including why it matters and how we respond to it, and the importance of messaging. After each five-minute presentation, panelists will answer questions submitted by webinar attendees. Registration is required for the free, public webinar. People can submit questions for panelists when they register at maine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtXwfssNShabm6ohE7kItA.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:

  • “Be Strong, Be Wise” Safety Education Program, on Zoom at 6 p.m. Camden Public Library hosts Amy Carpenter for the program based on her best-selling book by the same name. A psychotherapist, former youth worker, writer and life coach, Carpenter designed the program using the methods described in her book, along with wisdom gained from her life as a parent and survivor. “Be Strong, Be Wise” is now being offered to schools, youth organizations, and families as a way to equip young people with the internal tools that increase confidence and support healthy relationships on all levels. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.

COMING UP:

  • Midcoast Women’s 2020 Election Engagement Series, Moving the Needle, continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30. The second of three online programs, this one will be a “Senate District 12 Candidate Forum,” with challenger Gordon Page and incumbent Dave Miramant. The series wraps up with “Domestic Violence: Law and Legislation” on October 13. Camden Public Library, New Hope for Women, and the League of Women Voters Midcoast cohost. Programs are free and open to all. Register to attend at midcoastwomen.org.
  • “Coyote Lives in a Democracy,” on Zoom on Tuesday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. Belfast Free Library hosts carnivore biologist Geri Vistein on these keystone predators and their critical role in the health of Maine’s environment. Vistein is founder of Coyote Center for Carnivore Ecology and Coexistence in Maine. To register for a Zoom link: belfastlibrary.org.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Tom Luther and Clockworks Ensemble at Camden Opera House, in its SoundCheck series of safely distanced concerts, at 7:30 p.m. Luther – along with Abigail Nash on violin and viola and Mike Whitehead on flugelhorn and bass – will present a program titled “While You Were Out.” It features music that Luther wrote while his wife, a physician assistant, was on a two-week federal emergency deployment to Massachusetts. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with safety protocols in place. Face coverings are required. Advance-only tickets are $10 at camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154. The show will be livestreamed on the opera house’s Facebook page.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Bay Winds North Presents Last Concert of the Season, 3 p.m. at American Legion Winslow, Holbrook-Merritt Post 1, 335 Limerock Street, Rockland. The free “drive-in” outdoor concert will allow attendees to remain in their vehicles. If leaving the vehicle, wear a face covering and stay six feet from others. Bay Winds, now concluding its 12th season, is conducted by Marlene Hall. The program will include “Rakes of Mallow” by Leroy Anderson, Bernstein’s “Highlights from West Side Story,” “Lady Gaga Dance Tunes,” and popular and patriotic favorites.

COMING UP:

  • GoldenOak to Play Outdoor Concert, Saturday, October 3, at 5 p.m. on the grounds of Owls Head Transporation Museum, in Owls Head. Strand Theatre throws the show featuring the indie soul-funk band fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall. Tickets are $20, with the option of open-air seating or in-car seating. The rain date is October 4. Tickets are being sold at RocklandStrand.com.

FILM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • 5th Annual International Maritime Film Festival Continues Online, through September 27, with live Q&As with filmmakers scheduled throughout. Festival information can be found at maritimefilmfestival.com. Festival passes are $10. The films can be accessed at any time throughout the festival, a project of Main Street Bucksport and World Ocean Observatory.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Drive-In Movies at Owls Head Transportation Museum, shown in conjunction with Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The movie this Thursday, Friday and Saturday is “A River Runs Through It.” Gates open at 6 p.m. and shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets, available online only, at RocklandStrand.com starting at 2 p.m. on the day of the show. $20 per car ($18 for Strand members) includes popcorn.

ARTS

  • “Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet” at the Messler Gallery, at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, off Route 90 in Rockport, now through January 6. The exhibit of reimagined mallets and balls features works by 21 artists exploring a wide range of topics, from personal artistic concerns to contemporary social issues. Messler Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Details: woodschool.org.
  • Online Group Show at Wiscasset’s Maine Art Gallery, now through October 5. Virtual preview of a contemporary realism show that will be offered next year at the gallery, 15 Warren Street. Works are by Melissa Greene, Winslow Meyers, Mat O’Donnell, Daphne Pulsifer, Douglas Smith and Susan Tobey White. See it at maineartgallerywiscasset.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Creative Art & Journaling on Zoom, at 4 p.m., with project ideas sent through email ahead of time. Everyone’s invited to join the creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email alhand@libarycamden.org for project ideas and link to the Zoom meeting.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Socially Engaged Art at Waterfall Arts, outside the building at 256 High Street, Belfast, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. All ages, free, no need to register. A space for conversations about how to use the arts to catalyze social action, investigate reality, and instigate change. Gatherings canceled in the event of heavy rain.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Online Poetry Group with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Share a favorite poem or one of your own, or listen to the words of others. To register, email jeaton@skidompha.org.
  • Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults, 11 a.m. to noon on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page. Hear a wide range of books read by library staff. Recordings are available afterward in the Video section.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Figure Drawing: Long Pose at Waterfall Arts, outside the building at 256 High Street, Belfast, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $60 for six sessions (register on the website) or $15 drop-in. Ages 15+. Ongoing, noninstructional group. Bring your own materials, including – if possible – easels and seats, as well as sun protection (umbrellas, hats, sunscreen, etc). Rain cancels that day’s session.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Coffee Hour for Creatives in Belfast, Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. outside Downshift Coffee, 39 Main Street. Anyone can join the ongoing outdoor coffee hour whose members seek creative accountability, connections with other innovators and dreamers, and a network in which to share ideas. A Zoom Coffee Hour for Creatives is held by Waterfall Arts of Belfast on third Thursdays on Zoom. Contact laura@waterfallarts.org for a link.
  • Maine Mondays Live, on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday. Julia will read from books about Maine’s history. Recordings available afterward on Facebook.

COMING UP:

  • Place Is Your Portal ... to Writing” Two-Part Virtual Writing Workshop, offered by Belfast Free Library on Thursdays, October 1 and 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Poet and essayist Linda Buckmaster will lead the workshops on the library’s Zoom account. This will be a user-friendly workshop for anyone of any writing experience (or none). All genres welcome — fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, or something in between. The class will use writing prompts, exploration of surroundings, personal memory, and discussion to create new writing. Class size is limited to 12 and registration is required by September 23: lsbuck1@gmail.com. The workshops are free and open to all.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Flower Bulb Sale at Merryspring Nature Center, runs now through October 9. Visit merryspring.org for details or to place an order that you can pick up at Merryspring, 30 Conway Road in Camden. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit nature center.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Free Invasive Forest Pest Webinars, to highlight how you can help protect Maine forests from invasive pests that are here already or threaten to arrive, presented by local Soil & Water Conservation District staff. Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. (Knox-Lincoln SWCD); Thursday, October 1, from 4 to 5 (Cumberland SWCD); Wednesday, October 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. (Penobscot SWCD); and Tuesday, October 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. (Central Aroostook SWCD). Webinars are free. Register for any presentation at cumberlandswcd.org/conservation-shop/have-you-seen-me-invasive-forest-pest-webinar.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Free Worm Bin Harvesting Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 6 p.m. Jock Robie leads the outdoor workshop for beginners to learn about vermiculture – using earthworms to odorlessly and naturally digest kitchen waste into useful soil amendments for gardens. And he invites old hands to hang out and harvest the season’s castings. Registration required; those who wish to obtain a worm bin must do so by Wednesday, September 23: call 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Common Ground Country Fair, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s annual fair in Unity, goes virtual this year and offers iconic and educational online content over three days, Friday to Sunday. The full schedule is at fair.mofga.org. An online marketplace runs September 25 to January 8 and lets shoppers support businesses that would typically be at the fair in Unity, like farmers, crafters, and nonprofit educational groups.
  • “Identifying New England’s Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms,” a two-part course with a webinar this Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a Saturday foraging hike at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, from 1 to 4 p.m. The class will look at edible as well as common poisonous mushrooms. Focus will be on learning of a few common edible and medicinal mushrooms and building skills for ongoing identification. The cost is $60 ($50 for Midcoast Conservancy members). To register, go to midcoastconservancy.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • UMaine Extension Offers Webinar on Root Cellaring, from noon to 1 p.m. “Root Cellaring: A Cheap and Easy Method for Preserving Your Harvest,” led by UMaine Extension professional Jason Lilley, will cover the ideal storage conditions for most Maine crops and how to create various conditions throughout most households. While the talk will touch on specialized outbuilding structures for root cellaring, the focus will be on cheap and simple modifications to your garden or areas of your home to optimize produce storage length and quality. Registration required; $5 donation optional. Register at extension.umaine.edu/register/product/summer-gardening-series-root-cellaring to attend live or receive a link to the recording.

COMING UP:

  • First of Solar Thursdays Offered by St. George Conservation Commission, on Zoom at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 1. The debut educational session in a series that will be offered periodically is called “New Options Are Here!” and will feature two presentations focusing mainly on residential use and a Q&A. Register to attend: stgeorgemaine.com.

FOOD & DRINK

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry is open from 4 to 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. It’s at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Route 126), Jefferson, for people from Jefferson and Somerville in need of food. Bring shopping bags. For more info or to volunteer, call 315-1134.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Belfast Farmers Market outside Waterfall Arts, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Fridays.
  • Union Farmers Market on Union Common, 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays through October 9.
  • Takeout Supper at People’s United Methodist Church in Union, from 5 to 6 p.m. Baked beans (with vegetarian beans available on request), coleslaw, cornbread and apple crisp. All food is prepared in a sanitized setting by masked and gloved volunteers. Tickets are $12 and must be bought in advance by calling Joyce Grotton at 785-2651.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Takeout Supper at Evening Star Grange in Washington, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, peas and apple crisp. $10. Drive into the parking lot, place your order, pay, pick up and go. For more info, call 845-3102.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Long Cove Farmers Market at East Forty Farm in Waldoboro, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through October 12.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Chat with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library on Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For a link, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Facebook Live Story Time with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Librarian Jessie will read books and sing songs on the library’s Facebook page.
  • Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school kids are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes, books.
  • “Breastfeeding Basics” at Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conference Room D, ground floor, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, 6 p.m. The class provides a pre-birth opportunity to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding and returning to work. $25 for mom and partner. Registration is required: call 301-8337. All attendees will need to abide by social distancing and masking guidelines.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Art @ City Park, with Waterfall Arts at Belfast City Park, near the entrance, on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Artists of any age and experience level can pick up materials to work with in the park. Free.
  • Read-Alouds with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Baby Time with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Art Time with Bridget Matros from Waterfall Arts, of Belfast, on Facebook Live, Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Bridget reads a book and leads a hands-on art project using simple materials; ideal for ages 7 and older. The sessions are available to view afterward, too. Go to Facebook/waterfallbridge.

COMING UP:

  • Online SAT Prep Matters Course, offered through the Hutchinson Center of Belfast, Saturdays and Sundays, October 3-25, from 11 a.m. to noon. It’s designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who plan to take the SAT this fall. The cost is $240 per session. A limited number of scholarships are available. More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Rockland Bike to Work Day is today. Riders who are interested can stop by Chapman Park during their morning commute, between 7 and 9:30 a.m., and meet other riders. Masks and social distancing are required. Rock City will offer a 20% discount to cyclists that bike downtown on Bike to Work Day. Ada’s and Main Street Markets will offer a 10% discount to cyclists all day long. The commuter who travels the farthest will receive a $50 gift card to Sidecountry Sports. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to Atlantic Baking Company. Riders can find details at: facebook.com/events/358210245587808.
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Group, hosted by Skidompha Public Library of Damariscotta, from 10 to 11 a.m. Longtime practitioners and interested newbies are invited to join the online weekly guided meditation. Email jeaton@skidompha.org for a link.
  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. Camden Public Library’s Spanish language reading and conversation group. For a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.
  • 9th Annual Karen’s Virtual 5K, organizers of the Rockland-based event and Maine Cancer Foundation invite you to register and then run or walk a 5K anytime before September 26. Participants can post pics to the Karen’s Cancer Run/Walk 5k – Energy 4 Life Facebook page, to inspire other supporters and patients. Register to take part or be a sponsor at active.com.
  • Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at Pen Bay Medical Center, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, outside the Physicians Building parking lot, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive up, fill out the provided paperwork, and the flu vaccine will be administered while you wait in your car. Bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance, you will be billed a nominal fee. Open to those 7 years old and older. No appointment necessary.
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m. With a slideshow of conservation highlights, award presentations, board nominations, door prizes, and chance to chat with the Camden-based land trust’s staff and board. RSVP: coastalmountainslandtrust.wufoo.com/forms/z1rnhsr20czawog.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Online Class: “Simple Strategies for Fall Prevention,” 9 a.m. Building balance and strength are essential to preventing falls and maintaining your independence. Join personal trainer Rachael McCormick and certified A Matter of Balance facilitator Megan Day to learn exercises and easy changes you can implement at home to decrease your chances of falling. This class is free but registration is required at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or by calling 301-3950.
  • Online Class: “Medication Safety and Fall Prevention,” 4 p.m. The medications you take can affect your balance, especially if you are managing multiple health concerns. Join Tom Edge of the pharmacy at Pen Bay Medical Center to learn about medications that could increase your fall risk and tips for managing medications. The presentation is free. Register at visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or by calling call 301-3950.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Fat-Tire Bikes Available at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, starting today. A limited number are available to rent for trail riding by registration or on a first-come, first-served basis every Thursday through Sunday. All gear will be cleaned between uses and a no-contact sign-up process will be in place. Bikes are a way to explore the nearly 30 miles of trails at Hidden Valley, as are cross-country skis once the snow falls.
  • Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at Waldo County General Hospital, 8 a.m. to noon at 125 Northport Avene, Belfast, in the testing tent. Drive up, fill out the provided paperwork and the flu vaccine will be administered while you wait in your car. Bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance you will be billed a nominal fee. Open to individuals 7 years old and older. No appointment necessary. There will also be a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic at Lincolnville Regional Health Center, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2399 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville. See above for instructions.
  • Camden Public Library Tech Help Hour on Zoom, 1 to 2 p.m. Staff are ready to help people with new devices. Appointments: librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour.
  • Chris Hamilton Holding Two Virtual Town Halls, the candidate for the Maine House of Representatives in District 88 (Chelsea, Jefferson, Whitefield and part of Nobleboro) will host Zoom conversations today at 7 p.m. and Thursday, October 1, at 7 p.m. To register, email hamiltonforthehouse2020@yahoo.com by 6 p.m. the same day.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Online Chess Club of Camden Public Library, 4 to 6 p.m. The club holds online matches every Friday. Members may challenge other members at any time. Join at lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. For help registering or to learn more, contact Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, now extended through November. There will be $4 bag sales today and on November 28. Wear a mask. More info: 354-6679.
  • Yard Sale to Benefit Thomaston Dog Park, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 34 Knox Street, Thomaston. The rain date is October 3.
  • Bog Brook Trail Guided Hike, in Montville, at 10 a.m. Buck O’Herin of Midcoast Conservancy leads the hike, which will be limited to 12 participants practicing safe social distancing. The 2.5-hour event and format includes a 1.5-mile hike and conversation. Register at midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Indoor Yard Sale at West Waldoboro School and Community Club Building, from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go toward the refurbishing fund for the building. Look for big yard sale signs on Route 32, just before the Dutch Neck Road turn-off. To donate, call Bill at 790-1307 or leave a carton of donations in the drop box at the museum: no clothes or books.

COMING UP:

  • Favorite Fall Hike: Beech Hill Preserve, Wednesday, September 30, 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Beech Hill Road, Rockport. Join members of the Community Health & Wellness team for this entry in its series of guided, socially distant hikes along Coastal Mountains Land Trust trails. Selected hikes will be approximately one mile in length and considered easy, with occasional rough terrain and moderate inclines. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and bring water. For more information about any of the trails, visit coastalmountains.org. The guided hikes are free but registration is required: go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.