NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “Climate Change in Maine and How You Can Help,” 6:30 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Talk by Esperanza Stancioff, who runs Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program that uses data from citizen scientists to help understand our changing climate.
  • Talk on the Zero Waste/Plastic Free Movement, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Claire T. Weinberg shares simple tips for using less plastic in 2018. She is co-creator of the seaweed skincare business Dulse & Rugosa.
  • Talk by Marine Ecologist on Clam Studies in the Midcoast, 7 p.m., Watts Hall, Thomaston. Dr. Brian Beal of UMaine at Machias presents findings from the clam predation studies he conducted on the Mill, St. George and Weskeag tidal flats last spring and summer. His talk is sponsored by the Humanist Coalition of Maine. FMI: humanistcoalitionmaine@gmail.com or 978-648-0271.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Talk by Buddhist Teacher Geshe Gelek at Camden Library, noon. Rockland Shambhala hosts Gelek’s talk on Buddha’s teachings. Gelek began his monastic studies in 1987 and received his Geshe degree in 2010. He teaches in Tibet and major cities in China.
  • Midcoast Youth Theater Presents Weekend of Willy Wonka, based on Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” at Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater: 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students at midcoastyouththeater.org. $15 at the door for all ages.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “Caring for Your Elderly Animal,” 10 a.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. Learn about age-related conditions and how you and your veterinarian can best handle the needs of your senior pet in this talk by Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital in Northport.
  • Linda Greenlaw to Open 2018 Speaker Series at Waldoboro Library, 1:30 p.m. The prolific author discusses her new novel, “Shiver Hitch,” and talks about life as a lobster boat captain.
  • Dance Party to Send Local Student to Big City Stages, 7-11 p.m., Community Building in Lincolnville Center. Music by Phil Clement, Sophia Buckley-Clement, Sam Clement, Matt Scott and Jon Fishman. Dance, silent auction and cash bar proceeds help Camden Hills Regional High School senior Sophia Buckley-Clement sing with the International Honors Choirs at Carnegie Hall in February and Sydney Opera House in July. $15 tix at paypal.me/dancepartyfundraiser; send the money as a gift so fees do not apply. FMI: 763-4500.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Erika Hewitt offers a service entitled “The Arc of Justice: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.”

MONDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Vigil Held by People United Against Racism in Newcastle, in Veteran’s Memorial Park, noon-1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive anytime during the hour and bring their own sign or pick up one from the side entrance of Second Congregational Church next door.
  • 29th Annual Martin Luther King Candlelight Walk in Belfast, starts at 4:30 p.m. and proceeds from Belfast Post Office to the First Church on Spring Street for music, readings from King’s work, and commemoration of past and current struggles for racial justice. Keynote by Joseph Jackson of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “North Korea: Challenges and Prospects,” 1:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Coastal Senior College presents a free public talk by Louis Sell and Winslow Myers on Kim Jong-un’s nuclear program and the best strategies for war prevention.
  • Make Shift Coffee House at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, from 6-8:30 p.m. The community coffee house is offered by Good Group Decisions Inc., run by volunteers, and aimed at getting people with differing political views to understand each other. With live music, food and coffee, and a neutral moderator. FMI: makeshiftcoffeehouse.com.
  • Winter Adventure Series Opens at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. The series, co-hosted by Belfast’s community boating organization, Come Boating!, begins with a talk by Todd French of French & Webb in Belfast. He will discuss the company’s recent projects, including a refit of Marilee, the 40-foot-class sloop that won the 2017 Camden Classic Cup. Free and open to the public.
  • “The Contribution of Arms Control to a Stable World Order,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Camden Conference presents a free public talk by experts George and Karin Look on the status of current arms control agreements, how they have contributed to stability, and the political and technical requirements for further arms control engagement on weapons of mass destruction.
  • International Folk Dance Party in Belfast, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Live music, all dances taught, beginners welcome. Admission by donation; $5 suggested. Bring sweet or savory treats to share. FMI: 338-3301.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “Call Me Pollyanna,” 6:30-7:45 p.m., Rockport Opera House. The Midcoast Women’s Collective and Rockport Public Library present the Collective Voices: Maine Women Share Their Stories event. This one asks if there is power in positive thinking and features Heidi Neal, owner of Loyal Biscuit Co.; Cara Romano, metalsmith and retailer; and Kate Braestrup, chaplain and best-selling author.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Talk by Author of “A Caravan of Brides” at Jefferson Public Library, 6 p.m. Kay Hardy Campbell discusses her novel about two women who become unlikely friends in Saudi Arabia. Campbell lived in Saudi Arabia for seven years.
  • Night of Hands-On Learning About Maine Mammals, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts Dorcas Miller, tracker and founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. Her 2017 edition of “Track Finder,” a guide to mammal tracking, will be on sale. She will lead a morning of tracking Sat., Feb. 3, from 10 a.m.-noon at Stover Preserve on Doak Road in Belfast. FMI: belfastbaywatershed.org.
  • Photographic Tour of Weskeag Marsh and Its Birds, 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Don Reimer talks about the marsh’s vital role in shorebird migration and describes conservation work being done in Georges River Land Trust’s Bridging Two Rivers project, between the St. George and Weskeag rivers. Reimer is a columnist for The Free Press.
  • Citizen's Climate Lobby Follow-Up Meeting, 7 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland. Third meeting of Rockland chapter. Free, open to all. FMI: Michael Leonard, michaelinmaine@gmail.com or 975-9150.
  • Potluck & Talk: “Connecting Rivers, People and Fish — By Bike,” at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Potluck at 6 p.m. Bring silverware. Talk at 7 p.m. by Alicia Heyburn of Brunswick, who spent five weeks last summer on a solo bicycle tour from the source of the Rhine River in the Swiss Alps to its outlet into the North Sea near Amsterdam. The Appalachian Mountain Club – Maine Chapter event is free and open to everyone.
  • “Scenes from Shakespeare” at Strom Auditorium in Rockport, 7 p.m. Rescheduled from Jan. 11. Camden Hills Regional High School students from Rick Ash’s Theater Performance class and Sara Cole’s Honors Integrated Humanities class present selected scenes from Twelfth Night and Merchant of Venice in a free performance open to the public.

COMING UP:

  • PechaKucha Night at Rockport Opera House, Fri., Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. Each presenter shows 20 slides, and talks about each slide for 20 seconds. Featured will be reps from the Maine Jewish Film Festival, a wild horse advocate, a playwright and others. $5 in cash at the door. FMI: pechakuchamidcoast@gmail.com.
  • “The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the 21st Century,” Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., January Shop Talk at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Professor Douglas Allen of UMaine’s Department of Philosophy gives the free public talk on Ghandhi’s philosophy and how it is relevant today on issues of war and peace, religious conflict, terrorism, ethics and environmental destruction.
  • I.C.E. Dance Party at the Samoset Resort, in Rockport, on Sat., Jan. 20, from 8 p.m.-midnight. DJ Mike Mahoney of M&M Entertainment will spin. Chill at the Ice Bar (where drinks will be on sale) and heat up on the dance floor. Open to those 21+. $10 tix at eventbrite.com or the door (cash only). Benefits Children’s House Montessori of Camden.
  • At Camden Public Library: “The History of the Snow Bowl,” Sun., Jan. 21, 2 p.m. See a slide show history of Camden’s landmark ski slopes with a view of the ocean. Co-sponsored by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society.
  • “Germany in the New World Disorder,” Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Rescheduled from Jan. 4. Camden Conference presents a talk by Paul Holman on the country where Chancellor Angela Merkel has been elected to a fourth term, and where extreme nationalists who oppose her open-door policy toward refugees have also been elected to Parliament. Holman is Visiting Professor of International Relations at UMaine Orono. The talk is free and public.
  • Tix on Sale for Show by The Peking Acrobats, Thurs., March 1, at 7 p.m. in Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School. The troupe of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers and gymnasts perform spellbinding feats and daring maneuvers in vibrant costumes, accompanied by live musicians on Chinese folk instruments. $25 adults; $10 under age 25: baychamberconcerts.org.

MUSIC

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • The Novel Jazz Septet Celebrates Martin Luther King Day, 7:30 p.m. in UUCB Concerts for a Cause series at Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St. The septet plays the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and tells a few stories about the musicians who were civil rights activities and friends of Martin Luther King, Jr. Tix are $15 in advance; $18 at door; $8 students & kids: brownpapertickets.com, 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books. Benefits local charities and church programming.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Harbor Square Gallery Kicks Off Sixth Season of Music, 2 p.m. The gallery at 374 Main Street in Rockland opens this year’s series with a show featuring The Ale House String Band and singer-songwriters John and Rachel Nicholas. $12 at the door. Save your seat: 594-8700.
  • The Midcoast Community Chorus Performs “Safe Harbor” Concert, 4 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School’s Strom Auditorium, Route 90, Rockport. With gospel, jazz, folk and more by the 160-member chorus. $30 tix for center reserved; $25 side reserved; $15 general admission: mccsings.org; Clean Bee Laundry, Camden; The Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; The Green Store, Belfast.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Solera String Quartet with Spanish Pianist Josu de Solaun in Rockland, noon, at Farnsworth Art Museum, in Bay Chamber Concerts Music@Noon series. The quartet that has played at Carnegie Hall and guest pianist de Solaun play Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Minor, Opus 95 and George Enescu’s Piano Quintet in A Minor, Opus 29. $30 adults; $10 under 25: baychamberconcerts.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Trio Gardenia at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. The local trio of Cindy Millar, Shaun Bolduc and Dick White play original arrangements of music from the Golden Age of Song in America in the library’s Reading Room.
  • Sheepscot Valley Chorus Welcomes Public at Rehearsal, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church of Wiscasset, 28 High St. The non-auditioned community chorus invites all singers to its first rehearsal for May 5 & 6 performances of Handel’s “Israel in Egypt.” Every few years, the chorus joins the auditioned St. Cecilia Chamber Choir to present large choral works. FMI: sheepscotvalleychorus.org, 380-2768.

COMING UP:

  • VoXX: Voice of Twenty Presents “Music of Mercy and Forgiveness,” the a cappella vocal ensemble performs a program that includes early works by Byrd, Josquin, Lassus and Palestrina and contemporary pieces, at four venues: Crosby Center, Belfast, at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20; Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston, at 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 21; Union Hall, Rockport, at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 27; and Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane, Phippsburg, at 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 28. Tix, $15 cash or check, at the door. FMI: voiceoftwenty.com.
  • Lincoln Academy String Orchestra to Play at Schooner Cove, Thurs., Jan. 25, 10:30-11 a.m. The orchestra in its inaugural year plays at the retirement community on LincolnHealth’s Miles campus in Damariscotta. The short performance is free and open to all. FMI: 563-5523.
  • Boneheads & Holy Mackerels at Boothbay Harbor’s Opera House, Sat., Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. Some of the region’s favorite musicians take to the stage for a midwinter talent showdown. $10 advance tix: 633-5159.
  • Vance Gilbert at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. performing his “catchy, pop-friendly melodies [that] support keenly crafted, hard-hitting lyrics.” $15 tix: rocklandstrand.com. $18 door.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler St., 7 p.m. Folk, country, gospel and blues. Players and listeners welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, St. George River Café, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “Human Flow,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s documentary gives viewers a look at the human faces swept up in the world’s roiling refugee crisis.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 — THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “The Florida Project,” “The Darkest Hour,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: flagshipcinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “Wonder.” FMI: atthelincoln.org, 563-3424. Open captioning on Wednesday matinees.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Free Screening of 92nd Street Y Talk on Ulysses S. Grant, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The first of two conversations with General David Petraeus and award-winning author Ron Chernow about one of the country’s most compelling generals and presidents.
  • “Blast from the Past,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. Sparks fly when Adam leaves the bomb shelter where he spent the past 35 years and meets a modern woman.
  • “Fantasia,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. The classic 1940 animated film is the result of Walt Disney’s chance meeting with conductor Leopold Stokowski. Free.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “The Opera House,” 1 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. New film by award-winning documentary maker Susan Froemke about building the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. $10 general admission.
  • “Pete’s Dragon,” 1 p.m., Vose Library, Union. The 2016 film features the adventures of an orphan named Pete and his dragon friend, Elliot.
  • “The Glass Castle,” 6:30 p.m., Vose Library, Union. A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nomadic nonconformists in this 2017 film, rated PG-13. Encore showing at 1 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • “Quaker Indian Boarding Schools,” noon, Midcoast Friends Meeting Hall, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Paula Palmer’s documentary is shown as part of People United Against Racism’s two days of community events to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of building the “Beloved Community.” Free.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • “13th,” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Ava Duvernay’s documentary exploring the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S. is shown, and then Rev. Erika Hewitt of Midcoast UU Fellowship leads a conversation. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “13th,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County shows Ava Duvernay’s documentary exploring the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S. Free. FMI: 338-5089.

COMING UP:

  • “Maudie,” Sun., Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. in Belfast Free Library. Belfast Senior College shows the 2016 film starring Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis, the disabled early-20th-century Nova Scotian who found fame as a folk artist. A discussion will follow the screening. Popcorn and other refreshments will be available.

ART

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Art Journaling at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. in the Jumpstart January 2018 series. Try creative expression and journaling following Lynda Barry’s book “Syllabus.” $10 materials fee. Sign-up: 236-3440.
  • Kathryn Adamsky’s Artwork at Vose Public Library in Union, the Union artist’s collage works with found objects, art boxes and other works are on display throughout January.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Reception for Beth Connor and Her Tanzania Photos at Gibbs Library, Washington, from 5-7 p.m. During her four years with the Peace Corps in a remote village in Tanzania in the 1980s, Connor documented her experiences. On display through March 6.
  • “Painting in Watercolor, Part I” in Rockland, six Fridays starting Jan. 12, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum’s Gamble Education Center, at Grace & Union. Erica Qualey will teach participants how to paint what they see by taking advantage of the unique qualities of watercolors. Bring reference photos. $198 Farnsworth members; $235 others. Qualey will lead Part II in March. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Talk on “Fabric Ice Dyeing,” 10 a.m., Camden Lions Club. Coastal Quilters present a free public talk by artist Jim Vander Noot on the technique that combines Procion MX dyes with ice and snow. He will bring along samples from his Etsy shop, Tidewater Studio. FMI: coastalquiltersmaine1.wordpress.com.
  • Fabric Design Class in Rockland, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum’s Gamble Education Center, at Grace & Union. Trelawney O’Brien will teach indigo dyeing, resist pattern-making, and how to carve rubber stamps to create hand-printed fabric. Cotton napkins and dishtowels and all other materials provided. Students may bring fabric, too. $86 Farnsworth members; $110 others: farnsworthmuseum.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • “Art for Us” Sunday Discussion Series Continues in Rockland, 2 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 & 28. Roger Dell leads the series on contemporary art, with each session’s theme introduced by a short slide show, followed by open conversation. This session, the second of four, asks: “What Is the Role of the Art World?”; it will be held at the Farnsworth Art Museum. The final two (“What Is Artistic Beauty?” and “What Is the Role of Art Within the Humanities?”) will be held at Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Snow dates: Mondays at 2 p.m. Each session is $10 Farnsworth and CMCA members; $12 others.
  • Beginning Digital Camera Class at Parent Gallery in Belfast, led by Neal Parent, 1-3 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14, 21, 28. Meet at the gallery to go over camera features, edit images on your laptop,and get critiques. FMI: 338-1553, neal@nealparent.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • 2 Nights of Auditions for 9 to 5: The Musical at Skidompha Library, in Damariscotta, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday & Tuesday. Lincoln County Community Theater is looking to fill various roles and add to its ensemble for the show with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Bring a brief song. An accompanist will be on hand. More info at lcct.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Fiber Arts Tuesday at Appleton Library, 3-4 p.m. Come and stich with Penelope Olson and Julie Sells on the third Thursday of the month. Bring questions for fiber artist Penelope.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Reception for “Voices in Our Midst” in Portland, 5-7 p.m., PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Sean Alonzo Harris’s show of street photography and portraits taken in Portland and New York City over the past few years. Harris teaches photography at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport. His show hangs Jan. 17-March 3.
  • Reception to Open “New Misfits” in Belfast, 6-8 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. New acrylics by Camden artist Meghan Brady. Her show hangs through March 18.
  • Goal Setting, Motivation and Vision Boards at Appleton Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. What goals do you want to achieve in the new year? Create a vision board for your journey. Basic materials provided. You are also asked to bring your own.

COMING UP:

  • “Seize the Reader” Workshop for Middle Grade and YA Novelists, Sat., Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Led by three-time Lupine Award winner Jennifer Jacobson. $45 Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance members; $100 others. FMI: mainewriters.org.
  • Collage Workshop at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Artist Deborah Stevenson teaches basic techniques of composition, materials and assembly. $60, plus $15 materials fee. FMI: waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.
  • “Creativity and the Self: A Workshop with Barbara Davis,” Sun., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-noon at The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Rockland. Use the art-making process to communicate your hopes for 2018, and spend a few hours in a supportive environment exploring your creativity. No art experience is needed. $20. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Materiality: The Matter of Matter,” through Feb. 11.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Other Voices,” through Feb. 4. “Women,” through Feb. 11. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Mar. 4. “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room,” through Mar. 20. “Black and White: LouiseNevelson/Pedro Guerrero,” through Apr. 1. “Jamie Wyeth: The Kennedy Studies,” through Apr. 1. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7.
  • Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM’s Glickman Library, Portland. Group show on bicentennial of birth of Henry David Thoreau, through Jan. 27.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood,” through Jan. 13. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770-1830,” through Jan. 28.

FOOD

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “Reach Out” Potluck at Camden’s First Congregational Church, 6 p.m. Free and open to everyone. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share. This one features a short presentation about the volunteer-based nonprofit Knox County Health Clinic by Executive Director Meredith Batley. FMI: 236-4821.
  • Tix on Sale for Rockland’s 14th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour, set for Sun., Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m., offering sweet and savory pies of every type by the Historic Inns of Rockland and 20 other Rockland and Camden venues. $30 adults; $15 under 11: piesonparade.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Snow Outings & Potluck Social at Cloe and David’s Farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring skis, snowshoes, ice skates or boots, according to conditions. Short and long excursions, or just come for the potluck at noon. This Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition event is free and open to all. Weather updates: 338-1147.
  • New Date for Boar’s Head Feast in Belfast, now set for Saturday at 5 p.m. in The First Church in Belfast, UCC, at Spring and Court streets. The menu will include turkey, ham, pork, potatoes, vegetables and wassail, with bread pudding for dessert. With jesters, mummers and a choir. The boar’s head will be presented to the King and Queen. $15 per person; $25 for families with young kids.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Potluck Supper and Discussion to Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 5:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. All are welcome, and should bring a dish, if possible. A panel will reflect on their experiences as activists during the Civil Rights Movement 50 years ago and discuss today’s anti-racism movement. FMI: 563-3379.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Free Community Supper at Bremen Union Church, 523 Waldoboro Road, Bremen, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Chicken pot pies, hot vegetables, salad, rolls, desserts and beverage. If you know a housebound person who would like to have a meal delivered, call 529-6318 by evening of Jan. 14.
  • MOFGA Charcuterie Series, four Tuesdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Offered by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at Smith’s Smokehouse in Monroe, and led by Andy Smith. Learn the ins and outs of starting your own business, and get tips for curing bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more. $350 MOFGA members; $400 others: events@mofga.org, 568-4142.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Forum in Windham: “Growing Farm-Friendly Communities,” 9-11 a.m. at Windham Town Hall, 8 School St. Panel talk on how to create municipal agricultural commissions and other tools that support farms. $25 general public; $15 members of GrowSmart Maine and Maine Farmland Trust. Sign-up: bit.ly/FarmFriendlyForum.

COMING UP:

  • Talk on “Cooking with Sea Veggies” in Searsport, Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. Join Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company for a talk about sea vegetables from the Gulf of Maine and a demo of cooking techniques. Free. FMI: 548-2529.
  • Annual Souper Supper and Cake Auction with Rosey Gerry in Appleton, Sat., Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m. The fund-raiser for Appleton Public Library is held at the Appleton Village School. Soups and breads served for $8 adults; $5 kids; $25 family cap. The lively cake auction starts at 6 p.m. If you can donate soup or cake: appletonlibraryjulie@gmaill.com.
  • Ravioli Cooking Class, Sun., Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m., East Forty Farm, Waldoboro. Learn to make it from scratch, along with sauces and fillings, some traditional, some unexpected. $30: eastfortyfarm.com.
  • 7th Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off in Rockland, at Trackside Station, 4 Union St., on Sun., Jan. 28, from 2-5 p.m. Grab your recipes and fight for the top spot in the professional or amateur categories. The entry fee of $20 goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To enter: canderson@rocklandmaine.gov.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Correction: Last week’s calendar included an incorrect starting date for the Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series. The correct dates are Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. All take place at Camden Public Library at 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Estabrook’s Garden Center Rep at Bath Garden Club Meeting, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath. Nursery manager Jim Masse gives tips on improving your coastal garden. All welcome. FMI: 666-3078.
  • “How Does Compost Happen?” at Belfast Free Library, 2 p.m. The Belfast Garden Club presents a free public talk by Mark Hutchinson. The UMaine Extension professor explains how compost breaks down, tells what type of structures and procedures work best, and busts a few myths. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.

COMING UP:

  • Talk on How Small Houses Can Make Owners Happy, Fri., Jan. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. Jim Bahoosh, who builds houses that are 500 to 1,000 square feet, gives a talk to help people decide whether a small house is right for them. He hosts “The Sustainable House Sketchbook” on WERU Community Radio. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu or 338-8049.

FAIRS & SALES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Midcoast Baby Fair at Camden Public Library, Sun., Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Visit with local experts on all things childbirth and pregnancy.

COMING UP:

  • 4th Annual Mattress Sale at Belfast Area High School, in Belfast, on Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The gym will become a showroom with mattresses from Simmons, Beautyrest, Therapedic and Malouf available at up to 50 percent below retail. Proceeds benefit the school’s music, art and theater programs. Credit cards accepted; financing available. Order on-site for delivery in two weeks.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “Dance Explorers” at South School in Rockland, 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 1. Katie Tranzillo teaches kids ages 6-11 dances of different countries and cultures. $25. Family discounts and scholarships available. FMI: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • After-School Martial Arts Class at Lincolnville Central School, 3:15 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11-March 22 (no class Feb. 22). Master Randy Gelo leads the hour-long class for kids 6-11. No experience required. $50. Family discounts and scholarships available. FMI: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • “Quills” Teen Writing and Art Club to Begin at Belfast Free Library, 4 p.m. The first meeting of the group for teens 13-17 will meet for an hour of creative writing, art-making, idea-sharing and fun, with prompts and activities to stimulate creativity. Led by staffer Michelle Menting, a writer, artist, photographer and poet. FMI: mmenting@belfastlibrary.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Successful Breast-Feeding Class, 10 a.m.-noon in Waldo County General Hospital’s Conference Room A, Belfast. Registration: 338-9348, penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com.
  • Winter Bird Craft at The Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. Artist Marianne Swittlinger will teach kids about Maine’s backyard birds in winter and then help them craft one using their own handprint and washable paint. Included with admission; free for members. FMI: coastalchildrensmuseum.org.
  • Young Adult Authors to Sign Books at Owl & Turtle in Camden, 1-3 p.m. On hand will be Judi Valentine (“The Crystal Chain”), Ronni Arno (“Dear Poppy,” “Ruby Reinvented,” “Best Night Ever,” and “Molly in the Middle”) and S. A. Larsen (“Motley Education” and “Marked Beauty”).
  • 3rd Annual C.B.A.R.F. Party at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast, from 2-4 p.m. This perennial favorite in Waterfall Arts’ free All Ages Art Happening series for kids and adults stands for “Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun.” Kids must be with an adult as the group turns a huge pile of boxes and packing tape into whatever structures arise.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • “Prep Matters” Course in Belfast, 2-4 p.m. on 12 Sundays starting Jan. 14 at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center. For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who plan to take or retake the SATs in spring. Led by Mary Smyth, a math teacher at Watershed School. $500 for prep in verbal, math and essay portions; $300 for only math or verbal. Need-based scholarships available. FMI: 338-8093, diana.mcsorley@maine.edu.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • After-School Fat Tire Biking, Snowshoeing and XC Skiing in Camden, offered by Sundog Outdoor Expeditions to kids in grades 5-8 in Knox and Waldo counties. Programs start this week and meet 12 times over six weeks, culminating in a weekend expedition on March 3. $250 includes some equipment and meals. Financial assistance available. Base camp (pickup and drop-off) is at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • 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: Let’s Draw Penguins!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “Meet the Midwives,” 4-6 p.m. at Waldo County General Hospital Women’s Health in Cobb Medical Building, 16 Fahy St., Belfast. Learn about the office’s services and tour the Birthing Unit. FMI: 338-9939.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Daddy-Daughter Hair Camp at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. Dads can learn how to braid or style a bun. Daughters can make “glitter beards.” Other parent/child combos welcome. $10 materials fee per pair. Sign-up: 236-3440.
  • Free Boys’ Night Out Program at Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport. Knox County and Lincolnville boys in grades 3-5, and their dads or other significant men, are invited to play games, strengthen bonds and discuss issues like tobacco use, nutrition and anti-bullying. A light meal is included. Programs run at 6 p.m. on three Thursdays, Jan. 18 & 25, Feb. 1. You are encouraged to attend all three. Sign-up: johnsommo@gmail.com or hdlunn@midcoast.com.
  • Art Club at Waldoboro Public Library, for kids in grades 4-6, on five Thursdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 15, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. All abilities are welcome for hands-on fun. Each session will have a different focus, from collage to drawing. Free; limited to 15 kids. Enroll by Jan. 17: 832-4484 or in person at the library.
  • “Just for Kids” Yoga, for ages 6-11, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 15 (no class Feb. 22), at Camden-Rockport Elementary School in Rockport. Led by certified yoga instructor Jessica Shepard. $40. Family discounts and financial help available: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • “Does a Deer Have Toes?” at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta, Fri., Jan. 19, 10-11 a.m. in Damariscotta River Association’s Frogs and Pollywogs monthly hands-on nature program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Head out to look for animal tracks. $3 per kid; prepay for five and get a sixth class free. Registration required: 563-1393.
  • 4-H STEM Activity at Vose Library in Union, Fri., Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. Engage and enjoy learning and group challenges with kids in a hands-on activity for all ages. Learn how you can contribute as a 4-H volunteer and discover opportunities for your kids.
  • After-School Martial Arts Class at Appleton Village School, Mondays, Jan. 22-March 19 (no class Feb. 19), at 3 p.m. Randy Gelo leads the hour-long class for kids 6-11. No experience required. $40. Family discounts, scholarships available. FMI: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Watershed School Information Night, Tues., Jan. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Free St., Camden. Sample classes and meet students, faculty and members of the admission team. Tour the school’s new building and enjoy soup, cider and s’mores at the backyard fire pit. FMI: watershed-school.org, 230-7341.

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: Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • Free Infant Playgroup, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St., Camden. Newborns-22 months. FMI: 236-4225, peopleplacecoop.org.
  • La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Breast-feeding support group. Babies welcome. Free.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church, Warren. Free used clothing, newborn-size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Free Reiki Sessions, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Morningstar Midwifery, 111 High St., Belfast. Call to schedule your 10-minute session: 205-2515.
  • Community Read Discussion, at Camden Rockport Middle School, 6:30-8 p.m. Public invited to the discussion of “Creating Innovators – The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World” by Tony Wagner. Books available to borrow. FMI: creatinginnovators.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 11 a.m. It is held in the library’s teen seating area every Friday. Note the new time.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Rabies Clinic at Appleton Fire Department, 10 a.m.-noon. Dogs and cats welcome. Nonresidents welcome. Shots are $12, payable by cash or check, and will be given by Dr. Simonson of Searsport Veterinary Hospital. Pets should be leashed or in a carrier. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccine. New this year: nail trimming by Daryl Conner of FairWinds Grooming Studio for a minimum $10 donation. Proceeds benefit the fire department.
  • Open House at Harbor View Cottage at The Lincoln Home, in Newcastle, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about the home for people with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. Park at The Lincoln Home. Transportation across the street will be provided.
  • Points of View: Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Series Continues, at Camden Public Library. Discussions will be held at 2 p.m. Saturdays in the library’s Picker Room, led by Anna Rockwell. Jan. 13: “House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East” by Anthony Shadid. Feb. 10: “Broken Verses: A Novel” by Kamila Shamsie. March 10: “Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood” by Fatima Mernissi. Contact the library to sign up and borrow books.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library to Meet, 2:30 p.m. The book is “Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening” by Manal al-Sharif.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Tech Tuesday at Vose Library in Union, 6-8 p.m. Open hours with experts. Bring questions; learn new skills.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets at 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.
  • Info Sessions on Applying for Grants from United Midcoast Charities, 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 16, in Camden Conference Room 208, 87 Elm St.; and 10 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 18, at Rockland Public Library. For nonprofits that serve people in Knox and Waldo counties in the areas of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. No need to register. Weather updates: unitedmidcoastcharities.org or Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Wood Duck Nest Box Monitors Needed, Midcoast Conservancy offers training from 9-11:30 a.m. at Sheepscot General Store in Whitefield, led by Kendall Marden of Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. The first hour will focus on the importance of these birds. Then the group will carpool to Whitefield Salmon Preserve to check on nest boxes (be ready to hike a mile on snowy trails). If you are interested, you can then sign up for an assignment. RSVP: 389-5158.
  • “Forests Through Time” Hike in South Bristol, from 9:30-11 a.m. in Damariscotta River Association’s Winter Walks and Wanderings with a Naturalist series. DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu leads the hike and discussion at Walpole Woods, Route 129. Register by 3 p.m. the day before for weather updates: damariscottariver.org, 563-1393.
  • Snowshoe Hike at Oak Point Farm in Boothbay Harbor, 10 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites you to a short walk through fields and forest on its newest preserve, an old saltwater farm. Free. No need to register. Meet in the parking lot at 60 Samoset Road. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • State Sen. Dave Miramant Holding Office Hours in Camden, 4:30-6 p.m. in Washington Street Conference Room in Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. No RSVP required. He will be in Rockland from 4:30-6 p.m. Weds., Jan. 31, in Council Chambers at Rockland City Hall.
  • Free “What About the Cravings?” Class, to help people stop using tobacco, at Winterport Memorial Library on Weds., Jan. 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; at Camden Public Library on Tues., Jan. 30, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Intermediate Yoga Class at Lincolnville Central School, Wednesdays, Jan. 17-March 14 (no class Feb. 21), 5:30-6:45 p.m. $50. FMI: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Rockland Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to Meet, 7 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The meeting led by John Newlin will provide an overview of CCL and simple ways you can get involved to reduce the use of carbon in the midcoast. Free and open to all.
  • Free “Building Confidence” Class at Belfast Free Library, Thursdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Whether you are looking for a job, starting a business or simply want to be more confident, this New Ventures Maine class will help you assess where you are and learn tools to build your confidence. FMI: melinda.wildes@maine.edu, 593-7942.
  • Intermediate Yoga Class at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 15 (no class Feb. 22), from 5:30-6:45 p.m. $50. FMI: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 921-3950.
  • Belfast Senior College Begins Its 2018 Winterim, with morning and afternoon classes at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. Course listings and registration: belfastseniorcollege.org or 338-8033.

COMING UP:

  • Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church, Newcastle, Fri., Jan. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. All welcome at the service designed to include people with learning disabilities and their loved ones.
  • Shambhala Level I Training at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School St., from Fri.-Sun., Jan. 19-21. Also known as “The Art of Being Human,” it is the first training on the Way of Shambhala path and explores themes of goodness, fearlessness and compassion through meditation, guided contemplation and instruction. Open to all by donation. FMI: rocklandyoga.com or 594-1694.
  • Winter Camping Workshop, Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Damariscotta River Association’s Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta. DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu and Seth Walton of Maine Sport Outfitters team up to offer a day of snow shelter building, gear demos, snowshoeing, compass navigation, and winter campfire cooking. Kids 11+ welcome, but must be with an adult. $25. Register by Jan. 16: 563-1393. Scholarships available.
  • Chance to “Meet the Democratic Primary Candidates” in Belfast, Sun., Jan. 21, 3-5 p.m. at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. Indivisible Waldo hosts a Q&A with candidates in the 2nd Congressional District, followed by mingling.
  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta at Spectrum Generations, Weds., Jan. 24, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Guest Randall Liberty, warden of Maine State Prison, will talk about his job. Reservations: 563-1363.

ONGOING:

  • Refuge Recovery in Rockland, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions: Wednesdays, 6 p.m., at Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St.; Sundays, 6 p.m., at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St. FMI: RRrockland@gmail.com.
  • Friends & Family Together, Thursdays, 4 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Suite 103, Rockland. Support group for family & friends of people with substance use disorders. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 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.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Tuesday Jams at Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • 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.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish and Italian 10 a.m., French 11 a.m., German & Swedish noon.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays, 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.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders), first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner and 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families and friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations. FMI: 594-1694, ekendradenny@gmail.com.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 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.
  • Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 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.
  • Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • 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 St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time, all posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Sober Hang-Out, Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Safe, sober, supportive place to hang out. FMI: 691-3697.
  • SMART Recovery, Fridays, 6 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Nonreligious, no-steps, scientifically proven program for recovery from substance use disorders. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. FMI: 691-3697.