NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • Collective Voices Series Kicks Off with “BOSS Lady” Panel, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Midcoast Women open the annual series with three bosses who have decades of experience: Lee Schneller of Lee Schneller Fine Gardens, Jayne Crosby Giles of Jayne Crosby Giles Consulting, and Susanne Ward of Rock City Coffee. They’ll talk about leadership, and whether their styles differ from men’s. Candace Vancho moderates the free discussion and Q&A.
  • “Waste Not, Want Not” Talk on How Much Food People Toss Out, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Expert Brent Kim tells why people waste 30 to 40 percent of food globally and steps we can take to do better. Kim is a program officer at Johns Hopkins Center for a Living Future in the Food Production and Public Health Program. The talk is the last in a three-part series of Coastal Mountains Nature Programs.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street in Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, FolkDanceBrunswick.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Dramatic Readings to Bring Art and Artists to Life, 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum. The series of short plays to be read by players from Everyman Repertory Theatre include Picasso, a monologue by artist Georges Braque about an argument he and Picasso had regarding a squirrel in one of his paintings; Dutch Interiors, musings by painter Vermeer; The Daughters of Edward D. Boit, featuring the four girls in the painting of that name by John Singer Sargent; and Europe After the Rain, an interrogation of artist Max Ernst by two FBI agents. $15 ($12 Farnsworth members). Register at FarnsworthMuseum.org. Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • “Connecting the Dots” with Karen Montanaro, 3 to 5 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. She brings performance art, conversation, surprises and thought-provoking activities to fire up the artist in everyone in this first in the series of Art & Your Life Pop-Ups produced by Belfast Creative Coalition. Warm drinks and treats will be served. $15 tix: Left Bank Books and Bellabooks, both in Belfast; online at BelfastCreativeCoalition.org; and at the door.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “Now You See the Sky” Book Launch at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Catherine H. Murray debuts her memoir about life and loss. It tells how she fell in love in Thailand, got married and had three sons. When the middle child was diagnosed with cancer, the family moved from Thailand to Seattle, then back to Bangkok before settling on a mountaintop to battle the disease stealing their child. Copies will be on sale.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • “Fly-Fishing in Baghdad and Other Angling Adventures,” 7 p.m., Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial Street in Rockport. George’s River Trout Unlimited welcomes Nick Mills for his free talk, open to the public, on his fly-fishing adventures near and far. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with an informal gathering for those who wish to converse and enjoy a meal. FMI: GeorgesRiverTU.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • “Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boatbuilder in Japan,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Douglas Brooks shares tales of his apprenticeships with seven master boatbuilders in Japan. His most recent book is “Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding.”
  • “A Tale of a Sea Captain’s Life,” 3 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road in Newcastle. Carolyn Hardman will give an illustrated talk about Joseph Hopkins, a Newcastle/Nobleboro merchant ship captain during the height of Maine’s wooden ship era in the mid-1800s, when the U.S. led the world in ocean trade and shipbuilding, much of it centered in the midcoast. Hopkins’ journals are on display at Nobleboro Historical Society. Free.
  • Come Boating! Winter Adventure Series Opens, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. This first of four programs will feature a screening of “NY40 Marilee: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic.” The 38-minute documentary, made by Alison Langley of Camden, shows the restoration of the classic wooden racing boat by French & Webb in Belfast. After the film, Langley and Todd French will lead a discussion.
  • “Trouble in Chinese Waters? The Trump Administration and China’s Territorial Disputes,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Kristin Vekasi describes Chinese domestic politics and American national interests and how they could collide in the South China Sea. The UMaine professor studies Japan-China relations and how multinational firms manage political risk. The free public talk is offered in the run-up to the February 22-24 Camden Conference, “Is This China’s Century?”
  • “Silent Maine Reminders,” 7 p.m. at Waldoboro Public Library. Alden Weigelt will read excerpts from and talk about his book, a compilation of the stories behind the many “silent reminders” of the service and sacrifices of Maine people. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Snow date: Tuesday, Jan. 22.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “An All Weather Operation: The Ins and Outs of Being a Harbor Pilot,” 6 p.m. at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street in Rockland. Captain Eugene Reil talks about his 43 years of steering ships in and out of New York Harbor. The talk is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
  • Talk on Effects of Electromagnetic Frequencies, 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County in conjunction with Belfast Transition Initiative will present excerpts from the films “Take Back Your Power” and “Wireless Warriors.” A conversation about the effects of cell phones, smart meters and other electromagnetic frequencies on humans and the environment will follow. There will be two hand-held EMF meters at the event. Free and open to all. Donations will be accepted.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “An Optimist’s Approach to Climate Change,” 2-4 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Paul Kando, who teaches a course on the subject at Belfast Senior College, will give the free talk, open to the public. It wraps up the series Climate and the Economy: Where We Are and What We Can Do presented by Midcoast Green Collaborative and Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center.
  • “Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. This entry in the AMC Potluck and Presentation series features author Ed Robinson of Harpswell, who will share fascinating facts about some of Maine’s wildlife. Copies of his book will be available; sales will benefit Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. The potluck starts at 6 p.m.; the program starts at 7 p.m.
  • “Attu: The Holy Grail of North American Birding,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Doug Hitchcox offers a travelogue of photos and stories from his birding adventures on Attu in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. He saw rare species, colonies of over two million birds and song sparrows the size of robins. Hosted by Mid-Coast Audubon.

COMING UP:

  • Ice Bar and Dance Party at Samoset Resort, Rockport, Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Hit the dance floor in the ballroom while DJ Mike of M&M Entertainment spins, then chill out at the Ice Bar. Must be 21-plus. Tix can be bought at IceDance2019.eventbrite.com or with cash at the door. Proceeds benefit Children’s House Montessori School in Camden.
  • “The Rose Has Another Name – It’s Christopher Marlowe,” Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. Oxford University Press now lists Shakespeare and Marlowe as coauthors on the title pages of three King Henry plays. Independent scholar Melissa Olson reveals this and other details about the authorship controversy. She’ll talk about the idea that to avoid torture and execution for heresy Marlowe faked his own murder and began publishing as Shakespeare, who was paid to go along with the plan. Old Professor’s Bookshop hosts the free public talk.
  • “Living in China: An Architectural Perspective,” Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. In this free talk presented by the Camden Conference, Brooke Harrington will discuss traditional dwellings of selected regions and Judith Bing will present the transformed design of housing in modern China. Both are professors emeriti of architecture.
  • 30th Annual Martin Luther King Candlelight Walk in Belfast, Monday, Jan. 21. Everyone is invited to meet at Belfast Post Office at 4:30 p.m., then walk to the First Church on Spring Street for a 5 p.m. gathering with music, readings from King’s work, and commemoration of past and current struggles for racial justice. The keynote speaker will be Kirsten Daley, activist, recent graduate of UMaine at Orono and president of the UMaine Black Student Union. FMI: 338-5089.

MUSIC

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Open Mic at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6-8 p.m. The cafe invites everyone who can’t make it to the regular Friday open mics to take part in this Saturday night event. No cover.
  • Performance of Carole King’s Record “Tapestry,” 7:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Portland’s Susanne Gerry, Seth Warner and the Old Souls bring the 1971 album to life. The evening will open with other music of the era. $15 advance tix at the box office; $20 online and at the door.
  • VoXX Concert Series: “A History of Sacred Choral Music,” the a cappella vocal ensemble’s January offering focuses on western European music drawn from Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions. Dates: Saturday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at Union Hall in Rockport; Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bangor; Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. at United Farmers Market of Maine in Belfast – with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Phippsburg Congregational Church – with a pre-concert talk at 1:30 p.m. Concerts are $15 at the door. FMI: VoiceOfTwenty.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “The Color Wheel” by Midcoast Community Chorus, 4 p.m. at Strom Auditorium in Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. The 180-member chorus performs songs associated with colors, directed by Steve Weston with accompanist Sean Fleming. The chorus will invite the audience to sing along, as always. $15 general admission; $25 reserved side seats; $30 reserved center seats: MCCsings.org, 975-0582.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Afternoon Jazz in Damariscotta, 2 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth – Miles campus). Julie Thompson’s soulful voice and Neil Lamb’s seven-string jazz guitar stylings will fill Schooner Cove’s library. Free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Concert with Acappella Ensemble Maine Steiners, 7 p.m., at CHRHS Strom Auditorium, Rockport. By donation. FMI: choral director Kim Murphy, 236-7800, ext. 3295, or kim.murphy@fivetowns.net.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Miners Creek at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Room Concert Series. People of all ages are welcome to the evening of toe-tapping bluegrass fused with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin, Appalachian, gospel and blues.
  • Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos at Strand Theatre, Rockland, at 7:30 p.m. The folk/rock/reggae singer who has fronted State Radio and Dispatch brings his show to the Strand. With opener Brooke Annibale. $30 advance; $35 door.

COMING UP:

  • Wayne DeLano and David Clarke at Camden Opera House Blue Café, Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Sax player DeLano, who’s toured with Chaka Khan, Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson, plays in the intimate third-floor cafe. Clarke brings his guitar – he plays in nearly a dozen local bands. Bar by 40 Paper. Free admission; donations taken.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. All welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, 6 p.m. and Open Mics second and fourth Fridays monthly at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, 1:30 p.m. All welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • “Big Pharma,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Waldo County Chapter of Maine AllCare presents the film about the problems of extreme drug prices in the U.S. Refreshments served.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 — THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Aquaman,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Mary Poppins Returns.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Mary Queen of Scots.” BoothbayCinema.org.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “At Eternity’s Gate.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Ben Is Back.”

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “I, Claude Monet,” 2 p.m., Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. In this entry to the Exhibition on Screen series, the story of the painter’s life is told through his personal letters.
  • Celebrating the Silents Series Kicks Off at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Three classics will be offered free of charge on Friday afternoons in January at 2 p.m., starting Jan. 11 with “The Lost Battalion.” It tells the story of American soldiers surrounded by Germans during the Battle of the Argonne in WWI and stars soldiers who actually fought there. Coming up: “The Birth of a Nation” on Jan. 18 and “City Lights” on Jan. 25.
  • “First Monday in October,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (Academy building). January is Walter Matthau Month and it continues with him playing a wry liberal who opposes the appointment of the first woman, a conservative, to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • “Life of Pi,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. January’s theme of “fantasy” continues with the story of a shipwrecked boy who ends up on a lifeboat with an unlikely fellow survivor – a fearsome Bengal tiger. The visually stunning film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • “Blue Planet 2” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. After last year’s successful showings of BBC’s “Blue Planet” series, the theater is screening “Blue Planet 2” on Saturday mornings through Feb. 2. This week: Episode 3, “Coral Reefs.” All screenings are free.
  • Met Opera Live-in-HD: Cilea’s Adriana Lecourveur, broadcast from Lincoln Center in Manhattan to Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta at 1 p.m. The story of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her passion onstage and off. The Strand will show an encore Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds,” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre at 3 p.m. David Abel’s documentary about how America and Canada are duking it out over the 277-square-mile Gray Zone in the Gulf of Maine, where more lobster arrive every day as the fast-warming Gulf pushes them north.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Three Films on Maine’s Connection to Northern Ireland, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. The Belfast Historical Society and Maine Ulster Scots Project will unveil three shorts produced this summer by the Ulster-Scots Agency and Tourism Ireland celebrating the link between Maine and Northern Ireland. Belfast was settled by Scots-Irish in 1770. The Belfast Bay Fiddlers will play during the event. $8 donation suggested.
  • “Girlfriends,” 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Cinematheque is the opera house’s new monthly series celebrating the best of classic, foreign and cult films. Casual post-film discussions will take place at nearby 40 Paper, with half-price drinks starting at 9 p.m. “Girlfriends” takes place against the backdrop of 1970s New York City and is a hilarious look at female friendship. $8 at the door.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Open House at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to noon. Using the new film “At Eternity’s Gate,” people can explore the theater’s upgraded visual and audio assistance devices.
  • Thomaston Library Family Movie & Pizza Night: “Smallfoot,” 5 p.m. The evening is free, open to everyone, and, as always, pajamas are welcome. “Smallfoot” is an animated adventure for all ages about a young Yeti who finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. Closed captions.

COMING UP:

  • The Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: La Bayadere, Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The high-def same-day capture of Moscow’s famed ballet company dancing a story full of forbidden love, death and vengeful judgment India. $15 adults; $10 college students with ID and those under 19.
  • Met Opera Encore: Cilea’s Adriana Lecourveur, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre.

ARTS

  • Artists May Apply to Exhibit in 2019 at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor. Full-time and part-time Maine residents can download an application and the guidelines from JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland: Our World” Panel Talk, 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum. Members of the Wyeth Study Center and Rockland Historical Society view Rockland history through the lens of Andrew Wyeth’s watercolors and tell some of the stories behind them. Free with admission, which is $15 adults; $13 seniors; $10 students 17-plus; free for members, Rockland residents and kids under 16. Reserve your seat at FarnsworthMuseum.org. Snow date: Friday, Jan. 11.
  • Reception to Open Three New Shows at Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street in Portland, 5-7 p.m. “Habitats, Inhabitants” by Jane Banquer, “Extracts” by Ilana Welch and “Oh, So It’s You Again” by Berri Kramer will be exhibited through March 1.
  • Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations with Sam Cady, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The focus is on Sam Cady in this entry to the series of one-on-one conversations with host Jane Dahmen and artists and curators who have contributed to the arts in Maine. Cady creates intricately shaped canvases, giving new perspectives and startling views of ordinary objects in the natural world and the human-made environment. Free.
  • Show of Photos by Mycologist David Spahr, hangs at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington village, through March 5. In addition to being a photographer, Spahr is a farmer, forager, naturalist, environmental activist, and author of “Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada.”

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Winter Escape with Crocheting, at 1 p.m. Fridays until April 5 at Lupine Cottage, Route 1 in East Belfast. Learn 30 crochet stitches, and make a square with each to complete an afghan. Bring your own yarn and hooks, and bring a mug for the highland blueberry tea. $5 per class. Sign-up: text 207-615-9441 or email MaineMade@LupineCottage.net.
  • Reception to Open Jim Tolles Show at Hope Library, 4-6 p.m. The Owls Head artist, who began his career at the age of 40, paints landscapes with a focus on architectural elements. Refreshments will be served. See his work at JimTollesPaintings.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Paint Night – Floral Wine Glasses, at Rockland’s Art Loft from 6 to 8 p.m. Justin Kinney launches Paint Night Winter/Spring by leading participants in the creation of custom wine glasses; materials for two are included in the $25 session. It is BYOB, so feel free to bring a bottle to accompany your new glasses. Drop-ins okay if there’s space. Sign-up: ArtLoftRockland.org, 200-7915.
  • Reconnect With Your Passion for Art, Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m., at 440 Main Street in Rockland. Join old friends and make new ones at this place to study, learn and do. Bring your supplies, musical instrument and a chair, and be inspired. FMI: Peter, 505-1503.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “Chinese Art Through the Eyes of an Art Museum Educator,” 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Vas Prabhu of Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum shows ten works of art from the Bronze Age to today and discusses the current art scene in China. His free talk, open to the public, is offered ahead of the Feb. 22-24 Camden Conference, which asks: “Is This China’s Century?”

MONDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free weekly classes – with a focus on drawing in color – that are open to everyone, with all materials provided. This one will focus on winter scenes.
  • Creative Artists Support Group, meets 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The monthly support/discussion group is for people interested in developing their creative artistic potential. Find camaraderie in overcoming the obstacles to becoming a successful artist. Free. FMI: ben496@prexar.com or 223-0052.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, meets at Thomaston Public Library on third Tuesdays. This month’s book is “Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald. All ages are welcome. The Tuesday, Feb. 19, book is “Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase” by Louise Walters. The library has copies.
  • “If Not Now, When?” Writing Workshop, at Camden Public Library, noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 15 & 17. The two-part workshop will give fiction and nonfiction writers help putting their idea and basic story structure onto paper. Then they’ll write a rough draft to share with the group. Teresa Piccari leads the class. Call to reserve your seat: 236-3440.
  • 10-Week Representational Painting Workshop in Rockland, at Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center, corner of Union and Grace streets, Tuesdays, Jan. 15-March 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Work on your own projects with oils or acrylics while learning technique, brushwork, color mixing, composition and accurate observation. It will be led by realist painter Tanya Harsch of Appleton, who studied at Italy’s Florence Academy and Ravenswood Atelier in Chicago. $325 ($275 museum members).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “Word Art – Word Play” at the Art Loft in Rockland, 385 Main Street, Suite 9. Photographer and mixed-media artist Amy Wilton leads classes in January with a focus on words used as, in and around art. This week: explore the use of everyday language and how it affects our perception of ourselves. Bring your laptop to work in Photoshop or Illustrator, or work with materials provided. Classes run 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Members free; $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Favorite Book Discussion at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3-4 p.m. Talk about your favorite books from the library’s collection, enthuse with fellow bookworms, and find your next read while enjoying tea and cookies.
  • DATE CHANGE -- The date and time of this reception has been changed to Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. -- Reception to Open “Lore” at the Perimeter Gallery, in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main Street in Belfast, New work by Portland artist Christopher Patch that focuses on the transformational power of alchemy. It hangs to March 10.

COMING UP:

  • Auditions for Mamma Mia, at Bangor Opera House, Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Penobscot Theatre Company is casting starring roles and ensemble parts. All roles are paid and housing is available. Prepare 32 bars of a rock ballad, and bring a picture, resume and sheet music. Performers may be asked to learn a short dance combination, so dress appropriately. People planning to audition should send an email to casting@PenobscotTheatre.org, with Mamma Mia in the subject line.
  • Auditions for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Midcoast Actors’ Studio holds them Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 19 & 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., with call-backs on Monday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cold readings from the script and some movement for all parts except Christopher and Ed. For more info, visit MidcoastActors.org or send an email to MidcoastActors@gmail.com.
  • 2-Day Technical Painting Workshop in Rockland, Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 19 & 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Farnsworth Art Museum offers it at the Gamble Education Center, corner of Union and Grace streets. Jane Bianco will lead the workshop inspired by FAM’s Maine and the Index of American Design exhibit. Participants will emulate the techniques used by artists during the Depression to illustrate items in the Index, using watercolors and white gouache. All supplies except brushes will be available. $98 ($86 Farnsworth members).

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018” through March 3.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” through February 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” through March 24.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Jane Banquer: Habitats, Inhabitants,” “Ilana Welch: Extracts” and “Berri Kramer: Oh, So It’s You Again” through March 1.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” through October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” through February 17.
  • UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Gallery, Belfast. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both through March 28.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • 4-Week Course on “Mindful Eating: A Practice,” Thursdays, Jan. 10-31, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Avenue, Belfast. Explore how to shift from letting food control you to being at ease with your choices. $26. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Boar’s Head Feast in Belfast, 5 p.m. at The First Church in Belfast, 55 Spring Street entrance. The menu will feature pork pie, ham, turkey, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, bread pudding, and wassail. $15 adults; $10 seniors; $5 under 13; $25 per family.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Pancake Breakfast at American Legion War Memorial Post 30, 91 Pearl Street in Camden, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, OJ and coffee. $8 adults; $5 under 11. Proceeds from the Post’s Sunday breakfasts (the next one is Jan. 27) will help replace its furnace.
  • Shuck Local Sundays at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1 in Waldo-boro, 4-7 p.m. The brewery launches the weekly event in partnership with Harvest Moon Wood-Fired Catering of Waldoboro and Community Shellfish of Bremen. For this inaugural event, Boe Marsh of Community Shellfish will be on hand to discuss his Cora Cressey oysters and his vision for maintaining working waterfront viability, economic stability and growth potential in a small coastal Maine community. Oysters will be available during the event.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “Soup’s On!” in Camden, free soup lunch served at noon every Wednesday through March 27 at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. To volunteer: 236-4821.
  • Class on How to Ferment Root Vegetables, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750-754 Main Street in Rockland. Bring a pint canning jar to the class, which will be led by the co-op’s wellness buyer, Jodi Cooper. A hat will be passed to cover expenses of the class. Sign up by calling 594-8822.

COMING UP:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, Academy building, Main Street, on Friday, Jan. 18, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The library continues its monthly teas to celebrate its friends and neighbors. Sweet and savory treats and hot tea will be served. Nonperishable food, personal care items and pet care items will be collected for the Martin Luther King Jr. food drive.
  • Benefit Dinner and Auction at Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road in Union, on Saturday, Jan. 19. Dinner 5-7 p.m., followed by the auction, with Mary Winchenbach, the “Moose Tirdy Lady.” All proceeds will support Matthew Adams (and family), who recently lost his 9-year-old son, Kolby, in an auto accident. FMI: 975-3681.
  • Sourdough Baking Class at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bill Babb gives the 411 on caring for sourdough starter, kneading, mixing, shaping and slicing, and he’ll demo two ways to bake. With starter culture to take home. $45 per person; $25 Y members; $23 Y Family members. Early registration for the class with 10 slots is advised.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in its winter location: the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 North-port Avenue (Route 1). Belfast (UFMM), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Damariscotta, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays in its winter location: Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Bath Garden Club Meeting, noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street in Bath. After a short social, Julia Shipley of East of Eden Farms will discuss seasonal floral design, specialty cut flowers and flower farming in Maine. A short business meeting will follow. All are welcome. FMI: BathGardenClub.org.
  • Belfast Garden Club Program on Solar Energy for Homeowners, 3 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Chuck Piper will discuss ways that solar power generation can reduce household electricity costs and carbon emissions, producing clean power and supporting energy independence. He will describe advances in battery tech and Maine’s net metering laws. Free and open to all.
  • 2019 Agricultural Trades Show, at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Three days packed with workshops, demos, meetings and exhibits for people in Maine’s agriculture scene. Thursday events will include free sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. focusing on challenges and opportunities presented by Maine’s changing climate; Strawberry School, offered by UMaine Cooperative Extension, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $25. Registration by Jan. 11 is advised; and a session from noon to 3 p.m. to discuss building agricultural leadership to support producers and service providers by advocating for the needs of the Maine agricultural industry. Free, but registration is requested: extension.umaine.edu.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference in Portland, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn By the Bay. Maine Real Estate and Developers Association hosts the conference geared toward builders, developers, brokers, attorneys, architects, engineers, municipal leaders, bankers and accountants. Nearly 900 real estate experts are expected to attend. Register at MEREDA.org.

FAIRS & SALES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Bath Antique Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bath Middle School (take the Congress Avenue exit off Route 1). Over 40 dealers will offer antique furniture, rugs, china, crystal, silver, books, prints, paintings, linens, ephemera and collectibles. Admission is $5 ($4 with ad).

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “Wanderlust” Two-Day Online Auction, presented by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on Wednesday & Thursday, Jan. 16 & 17. You must register to place bids before the auction begins at 10 a.m. Go to ThomastonAuction.com for more info and to see the lots.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • Open House with Worthington Scholarship Foundation, for students and their parents, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 30 School Street, Suite 202, Rockland. Learn about mentoring and college scholarships provided by WSF. Current Worthington scholars attending college but home on break are encouraged to stop by and share the highlights of their first semester. Refreshments served.
  • Postpartum Support Group, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. The group alternates locations weekly. This month, the Jan. 10 & 24 meetings will be at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast in the first-floor Community Room. Jan. 17 will be at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport in the Cardiac Rehab Solarium. No need to register; the free group supports new and pregnant moms and families. FMI: 505-4140.
  • Two Art Clubs at Waldoboro Public Library, with registration now open. The club for kids in grades 4 to 6 will meet on five Thursdays, starting Jan. 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The club for kids in grades 7 & 8 will meet on five Mondays, starting Jan. 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All abilities are welcome at the clubs, which are free, with materials supplied. Each session will focus on a different type of art, from collage to painting to printmaking. Kids will also learn about noted artists and innovators in the week’s genre. Joyce Steel will instruct both programs. Limited to 15 in each club; registration required: 832-4484.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Music Together at Bath Dance Works, 10-week classes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, with a parent or caregiver, run 10:15 to 11 a.m. on your choice of Fridays or Saturdays, starting Jan. 11 and 12. $150. FMI: 522-3900, SharonPyneMusic@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Human Nature Series at Vose Library in Union, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Saturday, Jan. 26. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in one or both classes offered by Dirigo Learning and 4-H’s Human Nature Series to explore the local natural landscape. January’s classes will teach youngsters about animal tracks and signs, which they can explore further with a hands-on display in the Children’s Room. Kids should dress in warm clothes as classes will be held outside if weather permits. Register by calling 785-4733.
  • Learn About SUPP of Lincoln County, 3 p.m., Lincoln Academy, in the ATEC building, Newcastle. Substance Use Prevention Partnership of Lincoln County invites the public to attend its next meeting, during which priorities for the upcoming year will be discussed. The group seeks new members, including youth. FMI: Jess Breithaupt, 563-1330, or jbreithaupt@healthylincolncounty.org.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the ongoing Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults are encouraged to join in). All materials are provided. This week: Penguins!
  • Camden Lions Club Dinner for Winners of Poster Contest, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome at the free dinner to fete three Camden-Rockport Middle School students and their families. The students are local winners of the annual Lions International Peace Poster contest. The Lions cook, so RSVP if you plan to attend: 975-5501 or 236-6584.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Ashwood Waldorf School Tour, 180 Park Street in Rockport, from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Visit classes in session. Registration required: 236-802, info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
  • Intergenerational Story Time in Searsport, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Bayview Manor, 45 West Main Street. Share music, movement and stories with Miss Ronda and Bayview Manor residents. Two more Story Times, offered by Carver Memorial Library, will be held at the manor on Wednesdays, Feb. 20 and March 20.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Frogs and Pollywogs to Focus on Footprints in the Snow, 10-11 a.m. at Damariscotta River Association’s Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. At this month’s session of the series for preschoolers and their caregivers, kids will check out animal footprints in the snow and make a plaster cast to take home. $3 per child; free for younger siblings. Registration: DamariscottaRiver.org or 563-1393.

COMING UP:

  • Superhero Skate Night at Midcoast Recreation Center, Route 90, Rockport, on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids are invited to dress as their favorite superhero for the free family fun that is sponsored by the Rockland Kiwanis Club.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for 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. After-School Chess Club, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., ages 8-14. After-School Cartooning Club, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., ages 8-14.
  • Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 and 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 Time with Miss Katie, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Story Hour and Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Lego Club, third Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.
  • Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club, Fridays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Under 12 must be with an adult.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Stockton Springs Community Library: Story Time, first Saturdays to April 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Story Time includes a story, activities and a light lunch. Lego Club, 4-5 p.m. third Thursdays to March 21. The focus age group is 4-10, but all ages are welcome. Duplo and Mega Blocks available for builders 3 and under. No need to register.
  • Thomaston Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m.
  • Waldoboro Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, for ages 0-3 with caregiver, Saturdays at 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins welcome.
  • 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. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • Info Meeting on Compost Collection Program, 6-7:30 p.m. at Rockport Town Office. Residents of Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport are invited to learn about Mid-Coast Solid Waste’s new partnership with ScrapDogs Community Compost, which collects food waste to reduce the amount that goes into the incinerator. To learn more about Scrap Dogs, and how they also serve Rockland, Belfast and other towns in the midcoast, visit ScrapDogsCompost.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “Intro to Microsoft Word” at Rockland Public Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Join Miss Katie to learn how to create and edit a document. She’ll teach formatting options, such as making text bold or adjusting line space, and how to insert images and hyperlinks. Bring your device with Microsft Word on it or reserve a library laptop by calling 594-0310.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Share Bird Spotting Scopes on Belfast Footbridge, from 8 to 10 a.m. Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will put out scopes to help people spot falcons, eagles, loons and other regulars, and maybe some rare visitors, like Iceland gulls.
  • Fun in the Snow, all community members are invited to join the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for a morning of outdoor fun at the farm of Cloe Chunn and David Thanhauser, 210 Oak Hill Road in Swanville. At 10 a.m., come with skates, skis, snowshoes, sleds or other equipment to play in the snow. Arrive at noon for the potluck social. For more info or directions, call 338-1147.
  • Rabies Clinic at Appleton Fire Department, 2915 Sennebec Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. Shots will be $12 and administered by Dr. Simonson of Searsport Veterinary Hospital. Nail grooming will also be offered.
  • “The Science and Wisdom of Ayurveda,” 2-4 p.m. at Earth Flow + Fire and Earth Candy, 385 Main Street in Rockland. Second in the Healthy January lecture series offered by the studio and Good Hearth, Eastern Medical Arts, this one looks at “understanding our doshic constitutions and life wisdoms for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health.” $15. Reservations are required: 593-8269.
  • Two Workshops on “Exploring the Deeper Human,” Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, at Camden Whole Health, 91 Main Street in Camden. Paul Weiss of The Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor presents the experiential programs. Saturday’s “Ego or Essence” contrasts the dramas of the ego with our underlying capacity for intimacy. Sunday’s “Compassion, Integration and Healing” focuses on how to keep open the circuits of empathy and compassion, even in painful circumstances. Take either or both workshops, which are designed for clinicians and for the general public. FMI: info@TheWholeHealthCenter.org, 288-4128.
  • Solo Wilderness First Aid Course, get certified this Saturday and Sunday at Waldo County Technical Center in Belfast, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Sixteen hours of instruction on response, assessment and care for people in a remote location, with a mix of indoor and outdoor classes. Registration: 692-3138, NorthStarAdventures1@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Mainebiz Hosting Five on the Future Breakfast Forum, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland. A panel of economists and business leaders will offer insights into what Maine businesses can expect in the new year. $35. FMI: mainebiz.biz.
  • New Co-Dependents Anonymous Group in Newcastle, meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Glidden Street. CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people in recovery from co-dependence seeking to develop and maintain healthy relationships. FMI: 563-6209.
  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Jessica Blanchard of Rockland Public Library on how libraries have remained relevant in the age of technology and the many diverse services they now offer. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • New Day for Midcoast League of Women Voters, but only in January, because of the holidays – the monthly planning meeting usually held first Tuesdays moves to this Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. in Rockland Public Library’s lower-level boardroom, 80 Union Street. New members are welcomed by the nonpartisan group.
  • Gentle Yoga Flow in Appleton, at Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, next to the bridge in the village, on Tuesdays, Jan. 15-March 12 (no class Feb. 19), from 6 to 7 p.m. Playful, gentle yoga for all levels with certified instructor Kyla Cech, who will offer poses with alternatives to suit a wide range of students. $52. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Essentials of College Planning Workshops in Belfast, at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3. The free workshops for adults cover admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. Workshops will be offered at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and 22; Monday, Feb. 4; and Tuesdays, Feb. 12 and 26. Maine Educational Opportunity Center hosts the free sessions. Register by calling 800-281-3703 or visit meoc.Maine.edu.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Lunch and Learn at Spectrum Generations at the Y, at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, at 11:15 a.m. This one will feature Kitty Hartford introducing the drum circle experience. FMI: 563-1363.
  • “Why Genealogy Software?” at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan will describe the benefits of using software for record-keeping, and she’ll demo some programs.
  • Series on Challenges Faced By Older Adults Continues in Rockland, at St. Peter’s Church, White Street, at 4 p.m. Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, an attorney and certified trust and financial advisor at Allen Insurance and Financial, will talk about financial planning. Refreshments will be served. The talk is free and open to everyone.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Second Pre-Hearing Conference on Proposed Power Corridor in Maine, 1 p.m. in Department of Environmental Protection’s Response Training Room, 7 Chimney Lane in Augusta. The pre-hearing conference on Central Maine Power’s proposed New England Clean Energy Connect – a swath of power lines running through Maine from Canada to Massachusetts – is open to the public for observation only; they’ll get a chance to speak once a public hearing is scheduled. FMI: 446-8823, bill.hinkel@maine.gov.
  • Belfast Bay Watershed Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Everyone is invited to meet, greet, eat, vote on board members, and hear what’s been done in the watershed with trails, education, research, water quality, and more.
  • Beginner Line Dancing Class in Belfast, Thursdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Captain Stevens Elementary School. No partner or dance experience is required. $26. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Full Moon Hike at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pack a snack and a flashlight, put on shoes with good grips or bring snowshoes, and meet at the Egypt Road gate at 4:20 p.m. The hike will take 40 minutes each way to watch the moon rise over Little Dyer Pond and to listen for owls and nighttime foragers. You can borrow snowshoes: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.
  • Full Moon Snowshoe at Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, in St. George, Sunday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. Join Jocelyn Paquette for a one-mile hike, listen for owls, look for tracks, then go to her home at the edge of the quarry for hot drinks and sweet treats. She’ll describe how Georges River Land Trust is turning the quarry into a wildlife sanctuary. The free walk is open to 25 guests, who must register by January 18 by calling 594-5166, at which time they’ll be given directions to the meeting place.

ONGOING:

  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. FMI: 338-6886, 322-4500.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street (Route 1), Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. FMI: Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers, 230-0042.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street (behind Rockland Library). Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical 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. FMI: 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. FMI: 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Chair Yoga with David Erickson, Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Residence at Tall Pines, 24 Martin Lane, Belfast. Free and open to the public.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Route 126), Jefferson. FMI: 315-1134.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Meetings for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Families, meet evenings in Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. Childcare available. RSVP required: 800-833-9786, sheila@affm.net.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln Street: Friends & Family Together onThursdays, 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery on Wednesdays, 6 p.m. SMART Recovery on Fridays, 6 p.m.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • 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, more.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. FMI: 218-7256.
  • 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 Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Open Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations taken.
  • Open Meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seated and walking meditation. Admission is by donation.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 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. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, American Sign Language socials, second & fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Jesse Ellis hosts the voices-off gatherings that will teach participants the basics or help them build their skills.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. FMI: tops.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth 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.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • 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.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 11 a.m. Relax in a comfy chair for a different story every Friday, read by a rotating group of librarians and community bookworms.