NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Meet People Doing Good in the Community, 5 to 7 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Reps from the nearly 50 nonprofit organizations receiving 2018 grants from United Midcoast Charities will gather, and the public is invited to celebrate with them and enjoy music by The Right Track, appetizers from Cafe Miranda and a cash bar. The Unsung Hero Award for community volunteer of the year will be announced. $20 tix at UnitedMidcoastCharities.org, 236-2299. If there’s space, they’ll be $25 by cash or check at the door.
  • Sculptor Steve Lindsay to Talk Granite at Appleton Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library’s Third Thursday Speaking Series. The midcoast artist tells what he’s learned about the business and its cutting process and tools over the decades that he has been using granite in his work.
  • Farm Labor Activist and Union Leader Baldemar Velasquez in Belfast, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Crosby Center, 96 Church Street. WERU Community Radio (89.9 on the dial) and Americans Who Tell the Truth host the visit by the renowned founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of the AFL-CIO. There will also be a panel presentation and Q&A with Velasquez and experts on the rights of agricultural workers, including migrant workers, in Maine. A meet-and-greet starts at 6:15 p.m. Donations will be taken at the door.
  • “Five-Year Winter Study of the Birds of Belfast Bay,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Mid-Coast Audubon hosts Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian, who reveal the results of censuses they made between September and April over five years. Photos and info about loons, grebes, ducks, gulls and other winter residents of the bay will be presented. The program is free; donations are encouraged. The talk is the first of three Mid-Coast Audubon will host at the library this fall.
  • Boothbay Food & Music Festival, Thursday to Saturday. Three days of festivities kick off with the Claw Down on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. with 10 chefs going toque to toque to make the tastiest lobster bites for the crowd at Boothbay Railway Village. Friday’s dinner dance from 6 to 10 p.m. features Rupert’s Orchestra and decadent dining under the tent at Boothbay Harbor Country Club. Saturday is the Family Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with inflatable fun, live performances and lots of food at Boothbay Railway Village. Saturday night’s Music Fest, also at the BRV, features Dr. Zog at 5 p.m., Motor Booty Affair at 6:30 p.m., and Ghost of Paul Revere at 8:30 p.m. The details are at BoothbayFoodAndMusic.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • 42nd Annual Common Ground Country Fair, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association in Unity, Friday through Sunday. The popular fair celebrates rural and sustainable living in Maine and offers demos, exhibits, artisan goods, animals, music and great food. MOFGA.org has the full rundown.
  • Great Maine Outdoor Week, Sept. 21-30. It started as a weekend, but this year the event has been expanded to give even more organizations a chance to take part (and to allow for rescheduling if it rains). Scores of events are planned around Maine and many include free equipment use and lessons. Learn more at GreatMaineOutdoorWeekend.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Jefferson’s Old North Village in Photos, 2 p.m. in Jefferson Fire & Rescue Building, Route 32. Julie Bond Stegna will use photos collected by her father, Ralph Bond, to show the area when it was bustling with the George Hoffses Store and other businesses, Meserve Mill, a blacksmithy and private homes. All are welcome at the Jefferson Historical Society meeting.
  • Abe Lincoln Expert to Speak in Waldoboro, at Broad Bay UCC on Main Street. Bring a covered dish or salad to share at the 5:30 p.m. potluck, then sit back for a 6:45 p.m. talk by Dr. Carla Knorowski, CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and author of “Under Lincoln’s Hat: 100 Objects That Tell the Story of His Life and Legacy.” The free program is the finale in Waldoborough Historical Society’s 50th anniversary year celebration.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Bringing an Ocean Perspective to an Urban Estuary,” 12:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to grab lunch and head to Brooke Hall at Darling Marine Center in Walpole for a free talk by marine scientist Karina Nielsen, director of San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. She’ll give her “outside the bay” perspective on going from outer coast ecologist to lab director on the shore of a major urban estuary. DMC will provide beverages and cookies.
  • “When Maine’s Midcoast Answered the Call,” 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Peggy Konitzky discusses her book “Midcoast Maine in World War II” and talks about some of the local people she interviewed and how they kept the home fires burning while others went off to fight. Everyone is invited to the free talk.
  • “The Life and Times of Edgar Filmore Hanson, 1853–1933,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. David Ruberti, Belfast Historical Society’s VP, gives a talk on one of Belfast’s most colorful characters, who was dominant in early 20th-century town politics and business.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • National Voter Registration Day, with events around the U.S., including local help from the nonpartisan Midcoast Maine League of Women Voters. Members will be at Rockland Public Library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Camden Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help people register in time to vote in the November elections. Bring a Maine state ID or driver’s license.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum’s Photo Archivist in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. Kevin Johnson is the next guest in Skidompha Library’s free Chats with Champions series. He’ll present a slide tour of the Searsport museum’s photo archives, the largest in the state.
  • Photographic Flight Through the Southern Hemisphere, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wildlife photographer Carla Skinder shows her photos of island birds from the Galapagos to the Antarctic in the Tuesday Talk series. $5; MNC members free.
  • Talk on the North Pond Hermit by the DA Who Prosecuted Him, 6 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Using the book “The Stranger in the Woods: The True Story of the North Pond Hermit” as a jumping-off point, District Attorney Maeghan Maloney will talk about Christopher Knight, who spent 27 years living alone in the woods and surviving by breaking into people’s camps for food. Maloney, along with Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center, will talk about Knight and what happened after he was apprehended while breaking into Pine Tree Camp in 2013.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • “Traveling Back to Our Ancestors’ Neighborhoods,” 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan gives a free talk about researching their family trees, then choosing where to stay, what to pack and how to get around before going to Ireland and Scotland with her husband to dig up their ancestral roots.
  • “Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia,” 5 p.m. at Wiscasset Public Library. Phyllis Chinlund talks about her 30-year marriage to photographer Ray Witlin and the struggles they went through as he developed Alzheimer’s. Copies of her memoir will be on sale after the free talk.
  • Community Energy Forum in Rockland, 7 p.m. at Rockland City Hall. Rockland’s Energy Advisory Committee kicks off the process of developing a community energy policy that will include plans and policies for efficiency, sustainability, economy and resilience for public and private users. Experts will talk about what other towns have done right, and then take questions and comments from the audience.
  • Filmmaker Ben Levine on “Origins and Destinations – Jewish Language in Memory and in the World,” 7 p.m. at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street in Rockland. His talk will explore unexpected links between cultures that resulted in the development of tools to revive endangered languages around the world. Free and open to everyone.
  • Author of New Eliza Hamilton Bio to Read in Belfast, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books. Best-selling author and former Camden denizen Tilar J. Mazzeo reads from “Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton.” Alexander called her the “best of wives, best of women.” She helped start an orphanage in New York City that still exists as Graham Windham, the oldest nonprofit and nonsectarian child welfare agency in America. To reserve a seat for the free talk: leftbank@myfairpoint.net, 338-9009
  • Talk on Following the Oregon Trail in a Wagon Pulled by Mules, 7 p.m. at Boothbay Railway Village. Nick Buck recounts his three-month journey in a covered wagon, traveling 2,000 miles from Missouri to Oregon along a route taken by pioneers of yore. Free; $5 donation encouraged.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • “A Naturalist’s View of the St. George River and Wood Duck Marsh,” First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. Camden Garden Club invites everyone to enjoy refreshments at 9 a.m. and a free talk by Registered Maine Guide Marion Gray at 9:30 a.m.
  • Cake and Culture Tour at Boothbay Region Historical Society, 72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, at 11 a.m. The tour, “A History of the Boothbay Region in Five Objects,” will focus on life in Boothbay as illustrated by five of the museum’s most intriguing objects. Enjoy a slice of Victorian seed cake and a discussion of Boothbay memories after the tour.
  • Former Presidential Advisor to Speak at Forum in Portland, 5 p.m. Maria Echaveste, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, worked in Bill Clinton’s administration as White House deputy chief of staff. She’ll discuss the 80-year-old Fair Labor Standards Act and its place in today’s economy. Echaveste will also be presented with the 2018 Frances Perkins Center Steadfast Award at the talk at University of Southern Maine. Free tix are at eventbrite.com.
  • 40th Annual Banquet and Auction of Ducks Unlimited, 5:30 p.m. at Rockland Elks Club. The Mid-Coast Chapter of the national nonprofit invites everyone to the fundraiser to help it continue preserving waterfowl habitat, such as its 600-acre project at Weskeag Marsh in Thomaston.

COMING UP:

  • 9th Annual Fall Festival of WW&F Railway Museum, Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hop aboard a steam or diesel train at Sheepscot station and ride to Alna Center for kids’ games, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin picking and painting, and hay rides on a Model AA truck – all set to a soundtrack of live bluegrass pickin’. FMI: wwfry.org.
  • “Bedside: The Art of Medicine,” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. in Old Professor’s Bookshop on Main Street in Belfast. Dr. Michael LaCombe, cardiologist and an associate editor for Annals of Internal Medicine, reads from some of the stories he has written over the past 40 years. They come under four headings: When Patients Die; The Best of Callings; Medicine’s Misdirections; and the Doctor-Patient Relationship. Free.
  • Family Harvest Days at Boothbay Railway Village, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Hayrides and train rides, make-and-take crafts, butter churning and cider pressing, animals to meet, pumpkins to pick, and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., sheepdog demos. Free for members and included with admission for everyone else: $14 adults; $12 seniors; $7 ages 3-18; free under 3.
  • Pemaquid Oyster Festival, Sunday, Sept. 30, noon to dusk on the banks of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main Street in Damariscotta. Entertainment, food, exhibits and, of course, thousands of oysters fresh from the river. This year’s Maine Oyster Shucking Contest will feature 14 shuckers with sharp knives, including past champs. Time trials will winnow them down until four are left standing for the finals, which will start around 2:45 p.m.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Talking Music in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Paul Sullivan, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The award-winning pianist, composer and recording artist chats with host Aaron Robinson about his career performing in the dunes of the Negev Desert, in Leonard Bernstein’s living room, and with legendary orchestras including the Boston Pops. Free.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Juniper to Perform at Water of Life Lutheran Church, 618 Route 1 in Newcastle. The cool Christian duo brings its soulful sounds to the church’s Night of Joy service from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call Pastor Doug for details: 522-1907.
  • Weekend of Old-Time Music at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 2 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Players, listeners and lovers of old-time music are invited to the weekend of workshops, performances, open recording studio and lots of jamming. Vendors and campground cooks are welcome, too. There is a suggested donation of $50 for the weekend ($90 with a tent site in the Old Time Group area). MaineOceanCamping.com has details, and so does Facebook.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • On Vinalhaven: Finnish Kantele and Swedish Nyckelharpa, 1 p.m. at Pleasant River Chapel. Players from Warren and South Thomaston hop the ferry to play in Vinalhaven Historical Society’s series of programs celebrating Nordic culture.
  • Kat Logan at St. George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, Warren village, from 6 to 8 p.m. The sweet-voiced folksinger accompanies herself on piano, guitar and accordion. Table reservations: 509-2925.
  • Canadian Folk Band Còig Launches Its U.S. Tour in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The folkies from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia take the Opera House stage on the heels of releasing their album “Rove,” which won the 2018 East Coast Music Award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year. $25 advance tix at the box office or by calling 633-5159. $30 online and at the door on show day.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Broadway Tributes at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Michael Paul Lund gives the third and final lecture in his series and plays selections from “My Fair Lady,” “West Side Story” and “South Pacific.”
  • Jazz Pianist Noah Haidu at River Arts in Damariscotta, 2 p.m. Haidu, called an important new voice in jazz and named a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, performs with the other members of his trio – Tom Pollard on drums and Tim Ferguson on upright bass. $10 at the door.
  • Old-Time Gospel with the Route 17 Ramblers, 4 p.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren, 252 Main Street. The Caring & Sharing Sisters host the band and offer light refreshments. There will be an offering for the band.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Double Bill at Time Out Put, in Rockland. TNG Band and Jeff Jensen play from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues show. $20 cover.
  • Harborside Harmony Open House, 7 p.m., Knox Center Community Room, 6 White Street, Rockland. The local female barbershop chorus, soon starting rehearsals for Christmas concerts, puts out refreshments and invites people to visit, and maybe join. FMI: 542-3850.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Program on Music-Thantology at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Midcoast musician Barbara Jean O’Brien shares the story of her journey into the study and practice of prescriptive music for end-of-life care. She’ll describe the effects of acoustic vibration on the body and how it helps with pain, disorientation and nonresponsive conditions, and how music supports not only dying people, but also their loved ones and caregivers.

COMING UP:

  • Birds of Chicago at Camden Opera House, Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The band, led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, deliver music that sounds like folk married rock and had an Americana baby dressed in a gospel onesie. Chief songwriter Nero says, “A good show can send you back into the night feeling – for at least a little while – that everything isn’t broken. Right now, we wanna dose out as much of that feeling as we can.” $32 tix at CamdenOperaHouse.com. $36 at door.
  • Mark Ryer Bringing Folk to St. George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, Warren village, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. Traditional folk music flavor with many chorus songs the audience can join. No cover; the hat will be passed.
  • The Contenders at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Jay Nash and Josh Day deliver songs from their debut EP, “Meet the Contenders,” about lovers and losers, good times and missed chances, in a gritty style with a hint of honky-tonk. $20 advance tix: 633-5159. $25 online and at the door. Also coming to the Opera House, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., fiddler Eileen Ivers. The nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champ, called the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times, brings her fresh, powerful sound with backing from her band. $25 advance; $30 online and at the door.
  • Organ Music in Waldoboro, Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. Keith Scott Reas will play everything from Bach to Ethan McGrath on Broad Bay Congregational UCC’s 1875 Hook & Hastings organ. The church is at 941 Main Street. Admission is free; donations go to the church’s A Place for All Capital Campaign.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler St., 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. All welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, St. George River Café, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., 1:30 p.m. All welcome.

FILM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 — THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Juliet, Naked,” “Alpha,” “The Nun.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston, flagshipcinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “The Bookshop.” FMI: LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Pick of the Litter,” “Love, Gilda.”

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • “Last of the Blonde Bombshells,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. September’s film lineup with the theme “Never Too Old” continues with Dame Judi Dench playing a new widow who hunts down the members of her high school swing band, The Blonde Bombshells, to drum up a reunion.
  • “Lilies of the Field,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. September’s lineup of black-and-white films continues with Sidney Poitier playing an itinerant handyman who stumbles upon a group of German nuns in the Arizona desert. As he helps them build a chapel for the impoverished Latino townsfolk, the nuns come to believe that he has been sent from God.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Stories to Screen: “Horton Hears a Who,” 10 a.m. It’s the first of the season in Lincoln Theater’s free series where it shows a family-friendly film based on a book, copies of which are also given away by the Damariscotta theater. This one stars Dr. Seuss characters voiced by Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • “An American in Paris: The Musical,” 2 p.m. at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Filmed in London’s West End, the Tony Award–winning musical features show-stopping choreography and the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin about falling in love in the City of Light. $15.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • National Theatre Live: “King Lear,” 2 p.m. This contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, shocking play is broadcast live from London’s West End to Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. $15; $13 LT members; $5 under 19.

ARTS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Castle Tucker Plein Air Painting and Drawing Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join artist Jennifer Linskey at the 2 Lee Street mansion in Wiscasset with its sweeping views of Sheepscot River. Bring your materials, lunch and a hat. There will be an afternoon critique with Linskey. Beginners are welcome. $25 ($20 Historic New England members). Registration: 882-7169, Shop.HistoricNewEngland.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • “The Wyeth Experience” Tours, three-hour tours Fridays & Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. include the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland and the Olson House in Cushing, where Andrew Wyeth painted for three decades. $50 ($35 FAM members) includes museum admission.
  • Twin Villages ArtWalk, 4 to 7 p.m. in Damariscotta and Newcastle. It’s the final one this season. Events include: River Arts, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. “Artists’ Choice.” The juried group show runs to Oct. 19. Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta. “Monhegan Days,” with Will Kefauver’s latest work and the work of 24 guest artists.
  • Reception to Open “Remembering Wally (1912–2016)” in Damariscotta, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Pemaquid Watershed Association Gallery, 584 Main Street. Works by Wally Margaret Huber Schweighauser, who became an artist in her late 50s and would have turned 105 this month. Her family invites the public to the reception and show, which runs to Oct. 18.
  • Reception to Open Juried Show at Messler Gallery in Rockport, at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show of 21 pieces are by woodworkers who were all scholarship and fellowship awardees at one time.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • “OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival” in Portland, sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by Portland Press Herald. The daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine with five authors reading from and discussing the inspiration behind their recent books. All are welcome at the free event. Registration is required: aarp.cvent.com/outspoken (yes, “cvent”) or 877-926-8300.
  • Saturday Sessions with Katharina Gifford at Rockland’s Art Loft, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays in September, she’ll lead “Fundamentals of Still Life Drawing and Painting,” which includes a brief lecture and demo and then lets participants draw or paint a still life. No experience is necessary. $20 per class; free for members. From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays she’ll give alla prima (wet-on-wet) painting demos where students are invited to observe, or use the time for their own work, and also interact with Gifford. $20.
  • Reception for the Butkes at River Arts West Gallery, 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta, from noon to 4 p.m. John’s watercolors of Maine landscapes and Jill’s fiber art will be on display. Refreshments served.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Use colored pencils and crayons to draw scenes of September in Maine. The class is open to the public and all materials are provided.
  • Intro to Figure Painting at Art Loft in Rockland, Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Justin Kinney offers tricks and tips for painting one of the most difficult subjects: the human body. Each class lasts two nights and takes on a new aspect of the body. $20 drop-in fee; free for Art Loft members.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • “New Gallery Models in Maine,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Talk at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Gallerists Tobias Czudej of Waldo Exhibitions in Rockport and Grant Wahlquist of Grant Wahlquist Gallery in Portland will discuss how they’re breaking the mold of traditional galleries by bringing cutting-edge contemporary art to their spaces. Free with admission.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Free Session on cloudLibrary App at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to use cloudLibrary and your library card to download popular books and audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet. Bring your device and library card to the session, led by Katie Drago.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. It’s the final one this season.
  • Poetry Month Finale at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night will feature readers from the library’s Poetry Contest. All are welcome to share their poetry, and musical accompaniment is also welcome. Sign-up is under way (call Jessie Blanchard at 594-0310); each poet will get 10 to 15 minutes of mic time.
  • Maine International Conference on the Arts, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, Abromson Community Education Center at University of Southern Maine in Portland. It will focus on inspiring professional development for Maine artists, arts organizations, arts educators, community developers and policymakers. Details are at MaineArts.com.
  • 5-Class Intermediate Watercolor Workshop in Camden, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays – Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – at Merryspring Nature Center. Philadelphia College of Art graduate Lesia Sochor leads it for students who want to focus on edge control, tonal values and composition and delve deeper into their personal style and creative interpretation. $190 ($170 MNC members). Registration: info@merryspring.org, 236-2239.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Art Walk, Friday, Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Along with the usual open venues showing new art and setting out wine and refreshments, this one will include a Busking Festival, chalk art, and a community singing event. Pick up The Free Press next week for reception info.
  • Talk by Jonathan Frost on His Civil Rights Movement Paintings, Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Barn Swallow Book Shop, 166 Russell Avenue in Rockport. The artist and Rockland gallery owner discusses the series he has been working on and adding to for 12 years.
  • Annual Harbor Arts & Books Fair, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30. More than 60 vendors will be selling their art, crafts, jewelry, furniture and fiber items under tents in Harbor Park, the Amphitheatre and along Atlantic Avenue. The Camden Library fundraiser will also include a book sale from Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 27-30.
  • Taste of Fall Photo Workshop in Rockland, Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 3 to 5. Paula Apro, a co-founder of The Art Loft, leads the workshop with scenic drives to overlooks, farm stands, vineyards and other locales. $450. VisitArtLoftRockland.org for details.

ONGOING:

  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood,” to Oct. 7. “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things,” to Oct. 14. “John Bisbee: American Steel,” to Oct. 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine,” to Oct. 7. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” to Oct. 21. “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” to Oct. 28. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” to Dec. 30, “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” to Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan,” to Nov. 25. “Americans Abroad, 1860–1915,” to Dec. 2.
  • Portland Public Library, “The Art of Rube Goldberg,” to Sept. 22.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser for Special Olympics at Applebee’s of Thomaston, from 4 to 8 p.m. Local cops, firefighters, EMS and Coast Guard members will assist the wait staff. Envelopes on every table will let diners leave an anonymous tip toward the cause. Special Olympics athletes and costumed characters, including McGruff the Crime Dog, will join in. For two years running, the Thomaston fundraiser has set state Tip-a-Cop records.
  • On-the-Go Breakfasts Class, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street. Hope. Create and sample breakfast recipes that will fuel you for the day. $10. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tasty treats and hot tea will be served to all who arrive. Tea attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food, pet care or personal care item for the food pantry.

SATURDAY, S­EPTEMBER 22:

  • Harvest Supper at Evening Star Grange in Washington, across from Gibbs Library, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Roasted turkey, stuffing and gravy, baked beans, mashed potatoes, casseroles, fresh veggies and salads, beverages and sweet desserts. $9 adults; $5 under 12. Bring an item for the Washington Food Bank and get $1 off.
  • Public Supper at Aldersgate UMC in Rockland, off Route 17, across from Lake Chickawaukie, at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy beans, casseroles and homemade pies in exchange for a donation to help fund scholarships to send kids to Camp Mechuwana, a United Methodist Camp of Maine, next summer.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • First National Bank Food Drive, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 5. Drop off nonperishable food items at your local branch.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Camden Hills Football Fundraiser at Flatbread Company in Rockport, from 5 to 9 p.m. a portion of proceeds from every pizza sold will support the team, which plays its Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Hot Dogs & Beans Public Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. in People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. With rolls, brown bread, beverages, pies and a side of good fellowship. $8 adults; $4 under 11.

COMING UP:

  • Public Dinner at Washington Fire Department, 42 Old Union Road, on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The WFD Auxiliary serves turkey, baked beans, casseroles, vegetarian dishes, pies and more. $10 adults; $5 kids.
  • Heirloom Apple Talk, Tasting and Tour in Boothbay Harbor, Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts orchard enthusiast Ron Ross for a talk and tasting at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road. Ross will explore the history and production of apple beverages, consider their nutritional and medicinal pros and cons, and share classic and nouvelle drink recipes such as mulled cider, Appletinis and Jersey Lightning (proof of age will be required for some beverages). The tasting is free, but RSVP so BRLT knows how many chairs to set up under its big tent for this rain-or-shine event: brlt@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling organic and local food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street. Belfast (UFMM), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Camden, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 116 Washington Street. Rockland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Harbor Park. Union, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, on Union Common. The Sept. 21 market will feature pickles and kraut. Ryan Moore will give a food demo. Music by Wind-up Man. Kids can make pickle people. The Sept. 28 market is its last of the season, so stock up for winter on meat, maple syrup, pumpkins, potatoes, squash and more, while enjoying jazz and show tunes by Gardenia. Kids can paint pumpkins. Waldoboro, 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Town Office.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Deadline for Energy-Saving Window Inserts Approaching, Waldo County residents are invited to attend a workshop in Belfast (Nov. 8-21) to build storm windows, and can obtain financial help if needed. Sign up online by Oct. 10 at WindowDressers.org, or call 930-3562.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Nature and Mushroom Walk at Erickson Fields Preserve, 10 a.m. to noon. Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites everyone to the preserve at 164 West Street in Rockport for the free foray with naturalist Kirk Gentalen, who will lead the hunt for these treasures of forest and field and also share his knowledge of birds, tracking, and the animals and plants that live on the preserve. Registration isn’t required, but it is appreciated: 236-2739, JAlbury@mcht.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Webinar on Insurance Program for Farmers Hit by Dry Hay Season, from noon to 1 p.m. Get an overview of the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Rainfall Index crop insurance program, which has an application deadline of Nov. 15, and which may help farmers offset the costs associated with lack of rain on grassland. The webinar is free. Register on the UMaine Cooperative Extension website. FMI: Erin.Roche@maine.edu, 949-2940.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Two-Day Apple Festival at Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, with a talk on Thursday at 5 p.m. by John Bunker on “Saving Our Apple Heritage.” Bunker has found and harvested cuttings from “lost” heirloom apple trees all over New England. On Sat., Sept. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Waite Maclin will hold his annual apple cider pressing to create Langlais Cider. Fall activities for kids will be offered.

COMING UP:

  • Daylong Workshop with Mycologist Greg Marley, Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta. Learn about the diverse selection of mushrooms that can be found in Maine in autumn, from tiny to spectacular. Marley’s class will begin indoors with photos, ways to ID mushrooms, and interesting stories behind them, and then head into the wild for foraging. Lunch, water, a collection basket and a field guide are recommended. $70; $60 Damariscotta River Association members: 563-1393, DamariscottaRiver.org.
  • “Whole Farm Biodiversity and Coexisting with Predators,” Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, 217 Hewett Road in Somerville. The public is invited to join farmers, foresters and wildlife professionals to gain insight into how farms function as an ecosystem and how farmers can promote biodiversity to keep that ecosystem healthy and productive. The free program is the seventh in the 2018 Farmer & Gardener Workshop Series presented by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Midcoast Farmers Alliance. Registration: hildy@knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040.

FAIRS & SALES

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Silent Auction for Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine Under Way, final days are Thursday and Friday with items are on sale at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. PPMM makes free home visits to parents who have or are about to have a baby.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, 8 to 10 a.m. There will be a $4 bag sale this Saturday and next Saturday to close out the season. FMI: 354-6679.
  • Annual Postcard and Ephemera Show and Sale in Rockland, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Rockland Historical Society offers old postcards, maps, magazines, books on local history and other curiosities at the show, with admission of $3

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Camden Public Library Book Sale, four-day sale of books in every genre, from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 27-30. It runs concurrent with the weekend Harbor Arts & Book Fair (see the ARTS section for details).

COMING UP:

  • Two-Day “New to You” Clothing Sale, Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, at 345 Broadway, 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29. Gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids, and a boutique with formal and business wear. Cash or local checks only.
  • Vintage Button Show & Sale in Belfast, Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • After-School Arts in Rockland and Thomaston, Arts in Action for grades 6-8, Arts@Work for grades 9-12, and TGS Art Club for grades 4-5. Register by Sept. 27 at rsu13.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Postpartum Support Group, meets Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in alternating locations between Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building in Belfast. It’s free and you don’t need to register. For the week’s location, call 505-4140 or email JRay1@wcgh.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Deadline Is Today for Photo Contest for Teens at Belfast Free Library, for photos in printed and digital form. Call 338-3884 for details.
  • Family Fun Night at Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport. Try the Y from 6 to 8 p.m. Take a dip in the pool, try the rock climbing wall, hit a volleyball or toss a basketball during Welcoming Week.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Free Saturday Art Classes at Barn Swallow Book Shop in Rockport, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to October 6. Led by art educator Susan Beebe, they cover the gamut of art techniques. No experience is required. Supplies provided.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Fairy Festival at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 a.m. to noon. Children and fairies of all ages are invited to make fairy crafts, build forts and fairy houses, get their faces painted and meet Liza Gardner Walsh, who is bringing copies of her new book, “Fairy House Crafts.” The fest is part of Merryspring’s Free Family Programs series.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6+ (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Apple season scenes.
  • Annual Meeting of Five Town Little League, 6 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Elementary School in Rockport. After the business portion of the meeting is finished, the community will be invited to give feedback on the softball, baseball and tee ball programs.

COMING UP:

  • Open House to Learn About Sailfish Swim Team at Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Meet the new coaches and learn about the youth swimming program. The winter season begins October 9.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids of all ages.
  • Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.
  • Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Thomaston Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • 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.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Trekkers Invites the Public to Its Fall Volunteer Meeting, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Steel House South, 639 Main Street, Rockland. Everyone is invited to meet Trekkers staff and other volunteers and learn how to get engaged with the outdoor-based, six-year mentoring program. A presentation on Trekkers starts at 6 p.m. All types of volunteers are needed – from mentors to drivers to website designers.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Exercise Class Demo Day at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. The demos from 9 to 11 a.m. are free and open to everyone, not just Y members. A variety of classes will be offered on 20-minute cycles to let people learn which ones might be right for them. With membership deals and door prizes. FMI: cycYMCA.org.
  • “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” Women’s Conference, First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Avenue, Waldoboro. Registration 8:30 to 9 a.m. Conference 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10. Online registration: FBCwaldoboro.org. FMI: 549-6004.
  • BRLT Annual Membership Meeting & Brunch, 10 a.m. to noon. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, for an outdoor brunch with spectacular views. Learn what BRLT has accomplished this year. Then learn the vital role volunteers play in a talk – “Citizen Science in a Changing Maine Climate” – by Senior Research Scientist Nick Record of Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences. Call 633-4818 for $15 brunch tix. If you’re not a member, but wish to attend, make a donation of any size online or through the BRLT office to become a member.
  • Maine Genealogical Society’s Fall Annual Meeting and Conference, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Morning and afternoon breakout sessions, luncheon, and F. Warren Bittner’s keynote: “Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way.” FMI: MaineRoots.org.
  • Walk with Waldoboro Conservation Commission, 2 p.m. This one is at Waldoboro Town Forest and Ancient Hemlock Grove.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Full Moon Paddle at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, 7 p.m. Enjoy the silvery glow of the “full corn moon” (so called by farmers who used the bright light to gather crops) on still-wild Little Dyer Pond after a 1.5-mile hike through the woods. Bring a flashlight for the walk back. Space is limited by the number of canoes, provided by Midcoast Conservancy, so do register: MidcoastConservancy.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Impeaching Trump Through Political Diversity,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s third-floor conference room. Discussion and support group for people of all political persuasions who believe it is in the best interest of the U.S. to work toward impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. FMI: 223-0052, ben496@prexar.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • BRLT Trail Mixer: Linekin & Burley Preserves, 10 to 11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust for a leisurely hike of a mile or two over easy to moderate terrain. Trail Mixers rotate through BRLT’s preserves and all are welcome. This week’s volunteer leader is Hal Moorefield. No sign-up required; just meet at the trailhead.
  • Belfast Senior Center, meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Seniors are invited to play games, work on a puzzle, join a bridge game or just enjoy conversation. Free; donations welcomed. Bring a senior friend and a bag lunch; coffee and tea are available.
  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Adam Lacher of the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • “Daily Activities and Exercise for Those with Chronic Lung Disease,” noon to 1 p.m. Roe Chiacchio, RN, CPT, CDP, gives the talk at the Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group meeting in the pulmonary rehab education room at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Her talk will focus on how exercise improves lung capacity and the delivery of oxygen and blood flow throughout the body and to the brain. She’ll give tips on how to adopt lifestyle changes to address the limitations imposed by pulmonary disease.
  • Free Workshops at Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, 66 Elm Street in Camden. Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Planning for Your Pets. Wednesday at 1 p.m.: How to Protect Your Assets Estate Planning. Full descriptions are at PenBayLaw.com. Registration: 236-4888.
  • Free Flu Shots in Belfast, in Waldo County General Hospital’s ground-floor classroom from 4 to 7 p.m. Belfast Public Health Nursing provides them to adult Belfast residents.
  • Dessert with Candidate Vicki Doudera in Rockport, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 361 Main Street. Doudera is running to represent Rockport, Camden and Islesboro in the Legislature and she will be on hand to answer questions and listen. Sweet treats and music by UkesRock (of which she is a member) will round out the evening. Learn her views on health care, protecting the environment, investing in sustainable solutions, affordable housing for all, and veterans’ rights and benefits. Kids are welcome. Call 542-1990 for more info.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Free Veteran Suicide Prevention Training in Belfast, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Faith Temple Church, 189 Lincolnville Avenue. The Maine Veterans’ Administration Suicide Prevention Team at Togus VA Medical Center sends registered nurse Tracy Charette to give the free training to the public. Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. No need to RSVP; just show up. There will be coffee.
  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta at Spectrum Generations, 521 Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Andrea Handel of ElderCare Network will talk about community living (like what’s offered at Hodgdon Green, celebrating its 20th anniversary) and the Successful Aging grant ECN was awarded. Stay for lunch ($5-$6.50). FMI: 563-1363.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • B-I-N-G-O with Camden Area Senior Citizens, the group that meets fourth Thursdays of the month invites area seniors to join the fun at 10:30 a.m. in the Masonic Lodge at Simonton Corner in Rockport.
  • “Brain Wellness: Dispelling Myths and Highlighting Realities,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. Yuval Malinsky describes nonpharmacological ways to maintain cognitive function and then engages attendees in a series of exercises to show how to integrate the strategies into daily life. Quarry Hill’s free Going Strong series is open to adults 50-plus. You must register: 921-6116, QHinfo@pbmc.org.
  • Waldoboro Business Association Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. This one is at the BugTussle Annex co-working space on the third floor of the Jefferson Street Professional Building in the village.
  • “Brewing Democracy: Candid Conversations with Candidates,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oysterhead Lounge in Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street, Newcastle. Progressive candidates will be on hand to share their values and platforms including Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate, Natasha Irving for DA, Sheriff Todd Brackett, and State House and Senate candidates Laura Fortman, Mick Devin, Chloe Maxmin, Jason Putnam and Allison Hepler. The meetup is free; a cash bar and dinner menu will be available. Ringelstein will also be heading to Thomaston to hold a Town Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street. The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate will give his views in favor of Medicare for All, getting money out of politics, a $15 minimum wage, an aggressive approach to climate change, tuition-free public colleges, equal pay, paid family leave and more. He is not accepting donations from PACs.
  • Entrepreneurship Workshop at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 27 to Oct. 25. West Bay Rotary of Camden and Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education present the class that will cover all aspects of starting a business. $35. Register at FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org or call 236-7800.

COMING UP:

  • Twin Villages Business Forum, Friday, Sept. 28, at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta. A full day of business DIY, interactive workshops, and panel discussions designed to help you develop tools for your business, nonprofit or community organization. Breakout sessions will cover everything from the art of the side hustle to customer opinion “damage control” to ways to fund your startup or expansion, some of which may be surprising. For more information, visit TwinVillagesBiz.com.
  • Blessing of the Animals in Rockport, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road. Bring your pet, a stuffed animal, a picture of a beloved animal or even a photo of an endangered species in the wild. With treats for people and pets.
  • Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Sunday, Sept. 30. Registration is open for the 5.5-mile and 13-mile races for all ages over rustic trails and varied terrain. The race atmosphere is not competitive and everybody is encouraged to stick around for a bonfire, hot cider or a beer from Oxbow Brewery, and a lunch of corn chowder, sides and dessert. Details are at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • 15th Annual GROW Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop. The GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops) gathering is for new and experienced grassroots organizers from around Maine. Childcare is available for those who preregister at tinyurl.com/2018grow. The cost is $0-$100 a day for lakeside lodging and meals, based on ability to pay. FMI: ResourcesForSocialChange.org.
  • Bus Trip to Strawbery Banke Historic Village in New Hampshire, Saturday, Oct. 6, just in time for its fall festival complete with costumed weavers, tinsmiths, shepherds and others. The coach leaves Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport at 8 a.m. and returns at 9 p.m. with stops in Waldoboro and Newcastle. Registration: 236-7800 or FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org.

ONGOING:

  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish and Italian 10 a.m., French 11 a.m., German & Swedish noon.
  • Family Caregiver Support Groups: Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. FMI: 930-2500. Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • “Substance Use & Mental Health in Our Community,” Fridays at noon in Belfast Free Library’s 3rd-floor meeting room. Discuss addiction & mental health issues that have affected you through your family, community or friends, and understand where the community needs to go.
  • 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.
  • Appleton Library Book Group for Adults, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and Kinship Program Support Groups, for all adoptive, foster & kinship families. 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. FMI: 800-833-9786, monica@affm.net.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln St.: Sober Hang-Out 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Friends & Family Together support group for friends & family of people with substance use disorders, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Narcotics Anonymous at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Refuge Recovery, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. FMI: Facebook.
  • 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, 4th Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. Free 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.
  • 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, Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 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.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • 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.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, second Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Captain Albert Stevens School cafeteria. FMI: 338-6886, 322-4500.
  • 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 & other info: 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.
  • People Helping People, network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Community Center. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Boothbay Harbor Community Center. Three Principles Course for anyone who feels stressed, depressed or angry and wants to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • 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.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. Support for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, the American Sign Language group – hosted and facilitated by Jesse Ellis – meets at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays. It is free and open to the public.