• Author of “The Moralist” at Hope Library, 4 p.m. Pulitzer finalist Patricia O’Toole will discuss her book about Woodrow Wilson, whose righteousness veered into self-righteousness, and she’ll offer a few words on the results of the 2018 midterm election. Her talk is free.

• 8th Annual Designing with the Stars at Shelley’s Flowers in Waldoboro, 5-7 p.m. Community members will be given the same flowers and containers and challenged to create the holiday masterpiece that earns the most votes from the public. The $1-per-vote charge will go into the renovation fund of Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro. With refreshments and adult beverages.

• Great Old Broads for Wilderness Meeting and Hawk Talk, 5:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. Members of Maine’s Broadband will explain the mission of the national grassroots organization led by women who believe we must act now to protect our wildlife and wilderness. At 6:30 p.m., Don Reimer will give a talk on migrating hawks to celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Find out where hawks go in winter. Admission to his talk is by donation.

• “Making It on Main(e) Street,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Three Rockland Main Street business owners (of Hello Hello Books, Clementine and FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars) tell how they started and what keeps them going in Midcoast Women’s Collective Voices: Maine Women Share Their Stories series, which is free and open to all. FMI:

• Talk on Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library.  The last wild populations of Atlantic salmon, found in eight of Maine’s rivers, are listed as an endangered species. Denise Buckley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service senior staff biologist at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, will tell what’s being done in response. Hosted by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

• “Tracking Biodiversity in Acadia’s Coastal Refuge,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Seth Benz tells how biodiversity in the Acadia region has been tracked over the last century and describes today’s citizen-science projects on how the region’s plants, insects and birds interact. Free; donations to Mid-Coast Audubon encouraged.

• Lincoln Community Theater Presents Crimes of the Heart, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The resident theater company presents Beth Henley’s award-winning dark comedy set in Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, who is living out his last hours at the local hospital. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. $15 tix at the door or 563-3424.


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

• A Voice of My Own Presented by Cold Comfort Theater in Belfast, at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3. The Belfast-based troupe presents triumphs and tragedies of women writers across time, from Sappho to today, at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. $15 tix at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street in Belfast, and the door before curtain time.


• “Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Boothbay Railway Village. Authors Julia Hunter and Earle Shettleworth Jr. tell tales from their book about Cornelia Crosby (1854–1946), the first woman to legally shoot a caribou in Maine and holder of the first Maine Guide license. $5 donation to nonprofit BRV suggested. Short fly-tying lessons will be offered – first come, first served – before and after.

• “My Goals As Mayor and Climate Activist,” 3 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Mayor Samantha Paradis tells what led her to become a nurse, choose Belfast, and run for office, and she shares stories from her work at Global Climate Action Summit. Old Professor’s Bookshop hosts the free talk in the library’s Abbott Room.

• Maine Trivia Night with Bill Green, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Rockland. People are invited to form teams of eight to take on the current champs, Jake Barbour Inc.’s “Moving Heaven and Earth” team. The night will include an auction (items include tickets to a Jets game and a cabin overnight at Point Lookout in Northport). Sign-up: 542-4419.

• A Doll’s House, Part 2 Presented by Everyman Repertory Theatre, at Camden Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. They perform it next week at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 23 & 24. Nora left her husband and children in the final scene of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Now she’s back, 15 years later. $20 tix ($10 students):, 236-0173.


• Talk on Music for the Dying, 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street in Rockland. Barbara Jean O’Brien will describe how a music-thanatologist uses harp and voice to serve the physical and emotional needs of the dying. The church’s series on challenges faced by older adults is open to everyone.


• “Sights & Songs of the Seas” at Colonial Theatre, Belfast, 7 p.m. Hear sea shanties sung by Bennett Konesni and watch the film “Around Cape Horn.” Hosted by Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. $12 advance tix: 548-2529 or $15 door.


• “Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Jeremy Jackson on his new book, co-written with Steve Chapple, that looks at looming threats from hurricanes, wildfires, drought, river mismanagement, industrial agriculture and rising sea levels – and the solutions emerging from around the U.S. Free.

• Presentation on the Irish Potato Famine, 3 p.m., Schooner Cove Retirement Community, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth Miles campus). Bob Emmons describes how the famine was caused by a fungus. He taught at State University of New York for 31 years, including a course on plant pathology.

• Talk by Author of “So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader,”  6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen launches her second book, which defines “what people really need to know before they make the leap.” The farmer from Liberty has written for Mother Earth News, Grit and other publications and she blogs at


• Festival of Lights in Downtown Rockland, on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25. Santa arrives on a Coast Guard boat at Middle Pier at noon Friday to open the holiday season with a ribbon cutting at Park and Main streets. He’ll be at Mildred Merrill Park that afternoon and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. so kids can give him their lists. The Lobster Trap Christmas Tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Friday. The Parade of Lights starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the public landing and heads north on Main Street. Free horse-and-wagon rides will be offered Friday and Saturday. Santa will have breakfast at the Eclipse Restaurant on Sunday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

• 9th Annual Auction for the Animals, Thursday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Samoset Resort, Rockport. P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center holds the fundraiser with appetizers, carving stations, desserts, a cash bar, live music and over 200 auction items to fit every budget. $35 tix:



• Baroque and Beyond Program at Farnsworth Art Museum, 2 p.m. Maine Friends of Music trio performs Mozart, Mignone, and more in the downtown Rockland museum’s library. Free with admission.For more information or to register:


• Maine Friends of Music Concert in Damariscotta, 3 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth Miles campus). The concert is free and open to the public.

• Jeff Hall at St. George River Cafe, Warren village, 6:30-8 p.m. He’ll rock the cafe. No cover.

• Blue Café Presents: Alice Limoges, 7:30 p.m. Originally from Rockport, the singer-songwriter has been described by Bangor Daily News as “a softer-edged Fiona Apple, or a harder-edged Sarah McLachlan.” Admission to Blue Café, on the third floor of Camden Opera House, is free (donations welcome). A cash bar is provided by 40 Paper.

• Bowdoin Chorus Presents “Holiday Jazz,” in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin campus in Brunswick, Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. Anthony Antolini of Cushing directs the free performances that are open to everyone.


• Cami and the Rogues at St. George River Cafe, Warren village, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No cover.

• Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The Cuban-born singer and composer and his acoustic orchestra bring Latin jazz to Strand Theatre. $30 advance; $35 door:, 594-0070.


• Anthony Gomes CD Release Party, at the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street in Rockland. The Canadian blues rocker celebrates “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars.” $20.


• Whitehead Dean Group at FOG Bar and Cafe, 328 Main Street in Rockland, Sunday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. Jazz and funk by Mike Whitehead on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jason Dean on drums, Glenn DuBose on bass and Mitch Markowitz on guitar.


• Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. All welcome. FMI: 273-2914.

• Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome. Open Mics hosted by Ryan Moody are held at the cafe in Warren village second and fourth Fridays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

• Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, 1:30 p.m. All welcome.



• “Lawrence of Arabia,” at Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor, at 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. The 1962 epic is shown in the Classic Film Series, $10 tix include popcorn and water before the show and refreshments at intermission.

• Free Screening for Strand Members: “Like Water for Chocolate,” 7 p.m. All members, including people who join right before the movie, are invited to a free showing of the film about a Mexican woman whose cooking has magical effects. The nonprofit Strand Theatre in downtown Rockland has been designated a National Historic Landmark.


• COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “The Grinch,” “Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” See ad on p. 35 for showtimes. Colonial will be open on Thanksgiving.

• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston., 594-2100.

• HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Free Solo.”

• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Happy Prince,” “The Old Man and the Gun.” See ad on p. 35 for showtimes.


• “Big Fish,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. November’s film lineup about “outsiders” continues with the Tim Burton fantasy about Billy Crudup, who tries to learn more about his dying father by piecing together a lifetime of fantastical tales and legends.

• “Sleuth,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. November’s eclectic lineup continues with the mystery thriller starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, who scheme to get rich.


• “Waiting for the Sun,” 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Filmed over several years, the documentary follows children in Beijing’s Sun Village, a home for youngsters whose parents are on death row. It’s the second film in the two-film series Is This China’s Century?, and the screening is free and open to the public. 


• Famed Climber Henry Barber at Special Showing of “Free Solo,” at Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor, 2 p.m. The leading American rock climber of the 1970s will introduce the film and stay for a Q&A afterward. Complimentary refreshments served at 1:30 p.m.


• Met Opera Encore: Marnie, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The New York City production is based on a Winston Graham novel set in the 1950s about a young woman who assumes multiple identities (the same novel also inspired a Hitchcock film).

• NT Live Presents: The Madness of King George III, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. It’s 1786 and the powerful king is starting to behave erratically as a scheming Prince of Wales looks for his opening.

• “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” at Camden Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free screening of the documentary about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Fred Rogers.


• “Elf,” Saturday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. Rockland’s Strand Theatre screens its annual free holiday movie. This one stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a regular-sized man who is raised as an elf. When he learns he’s not an elf, he heads to New York City to find his biological family.



• Pam Bardon’s Art and Scrimshaw on Display at Vose Library, Union, until the end of the month.


• “Homeland” Artist Talks & Reception at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast. The show with work by 16 artists explores their connection to home and land. Artist talks will start at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The show runs through March 1.

• Reception to Open Dual Show at the Art Loft, Thorndike Building, 385 Main Street, Rockland. This month’s resident artists created works inspired by randomly chosen words. Melissa Kelly and Lisa Cohn illustrated “Celebrate Community” and “Manifest Fun.”


• Knit-a-Thon in Belfast, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church library, 95 Court Street. Knitters and fiber artists can fill out donation/sponsor forms to participate for any length of time. Money raised will go to Belfast Soup Kitchen. FMI: 978-325-0045.

• Simply Books at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The group has no set reading list. Show up and discuss your favorite.

• Conversation Cafe: A Climate Change Book Discussion, at Rockland Public Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Read “Settled in the Wild” by Susan Hand Shetterly and “The Last Lobster” by Christopher White ahead of time, then voice your thoughts on local climate change. Kids who want to join the discussion can read “A World Without Fish” by Mark Kurlansky. Free and open to all. No need to register.

• Process Painting Workshops at Sweet Tree Arts, at Hope Corner. Annie Moore will lead the Saturday workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 ($30) and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 ($50). They will focus on the process, not the product. Sign-up: 691-3740.


• Free Adult Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. The ongoing series is led by Catinka Knoth, with a focus on drawing in color. All materials provided. This week: Woodland animals and wild turkeys.

• Help Design the Arts and Cultural Plan for Waldo County, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast. Belfast Creative Coalition is leading the effort to design the 5-to-10-year plan. The first step is identifying Waldo County’s resources – from arts centers to cultural organizations to individual artists – and getting community input. Everyone with a stake in the creative economy is invited.


• Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to talk about “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult. Copies are available at the library.

• Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website and meets third Tuesdays.

• “Variations of Collage” in November at Rockland’s Art Loft, 6-7:30 p.m. Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly lead the exploration of the many ways to collage, from altered books to SoulCollage to image transfers. Free for members; $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers. FMI: 200-7915,


• Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.

• Arts in the Capitol at Maine State Capitol Complex in Augusta, photos by Lynn Karlin from “The Pedestal Series” and “The Still Life Series,” to Dec. 31.

• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018,” through March 3.

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” to Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” through March 24.

• Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Superstitions” by Neal Beckerman, “A Piece of Work” by Russell Christian, and “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, all through Jan. 5.

• Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries,” through Oct. 25, 2019.

• Portland Museum of Art, “Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan,” to Nov. 25. “Americans Abroad, 1860–1915,” to Dec. 2. “Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” through Jan. 6.

• Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland. “Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways,” through Dec. 14.



• Farm-to-Table Community Lunch at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. Choose Cook & Dine from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5 (and help prepare the meal) or Dine Only at noon for $10.

• Healthy Holiday Habits Class in Belfast, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Avenue. Join registered dietitian nutritionists to sample a healthy holiday treat and learn how to navigate this festive time of year so you can make smart choices and still feel satisfied. $10. Register by calling 921-3950 or at


• Double Harvest Bucks at Belfast Farmers’ Market in November, Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the market’s winter spot, the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, Route 1. SNAP/EBT shoppers will earn two dollars for every dollar spent using their benefits. Those dollars can be spent on vegetables and fruits. FMI:

• Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3-4:30 p.m. In the season of thanks, this tea in the monthly series celebrates the library’s thankfulness for its community. Treats and hot tea will be served in the library’s living room. Guests are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food, pet care or personal care item for the food pantry.


• “Italian Buffet” Public Supper at Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220, a quarter mile north of Washington village, 5-6:30 p.m. Chicken alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, shrimp scampi, baked ziti, Italian desserts and cookies with coffee, tea or punch. $10 adults; $5 kids.


• Pancake Breakfast in Camden, at American Legion War Memorial Post 30, 91 Pearl Street. Pancakes, link sausage, applesauce, OJ and coffee. $8 adults; $5 kids under 11. Proceeds will help replace the Post’s 40-year-old furnace.


• “Soup’s On!” in Camden, free lunch served at noon every Wednesday through March 27 at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. There will be two choices of soup (one vegetarian), bread, dessert and coffee or tea.

• Thanksgiving Pie Sale in Wiscasset, 9 a.m. to noon at Ames True Value, Route 1. Edgecomb Community Church offers homemade nine-inch pies for $15 and single-sized pies for $7. Drop by the sale or pre-order: 882-6338.

• Annual Waldoboro Public Library Pie Sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide variety of homemade pies for $15 each will be on sale to benefit the library. Bakers who wish to donate pies are asked to drop them off by 9:30 that morning.


• Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Thomaston, noon at Federated Church, Hyler Street. Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness serves roast turkey and all the traditional sides and a wide array of homemade desserts. Bring a musical instrument, if you wish. Reservations aren’t required, but it helps if you sign up: at the church or by calling 354-6107.

• Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Rockland, 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street. Turkey and all the trimmings capped with pie. With gluten-free and vegan items. The free meal is for everyone.


• Agricultural Food Safety Q&A for Producers, Thursday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to noon at Androscoggin Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, 254 Goddard Road in Lewiston. Registration required:

• 2nd Annual Cattlemen’s College, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 in Charleston, Garland and Orono. With a stockmanship demo, barbecue dinner and sessions on pasture nutrition, low-stress cattle handling, and beef import and export markets. $35 ($25 Maine Beef Producers Association members). Register online:


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



• Talk on Backyard Birds, 10 a.m. at Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main Street in Warren. Jean Vose of Nobleboro, a birder for over 30 years and a bird counter for Cornell University, tells how to attract birds, create a bird-safe yard, and help and feed birds in winter. The Warren Field and Garden Club invites everyone to her free slide talk.

• “Trash Talk” with David Stanley at Appleton Library, 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Third Tuesday Talk series. The manager of Tri-County Solid Waste Management will explain how the station handles detritus from Appleton, Liberty, Somerville, Union and Washington and tell what gets recycled and what goes to landfills.


• For pie sales, check out the calendar’s Food & Drink section.


• Camden Public Library Rotunda Sale of Gift-Worthy Books, continues through Nov. 17. Hand-selected volumes available during library hours.

• Bid on a Basket at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, through Dec. 15. Baskets will have themes such as art, coffees, sewing, holiday, pets and chocolate.


• Annual Auction at Pen Bay Christian School, Waldo Avenue in Rockland. The preview starts at 5:30 p.m. and the bidding starts at 6:30 p.m. Items include Red Sox and Bruins memorabilia. Refreshments will include lobster rolls, lobster mac & cheese, nachos, Caesar salad and homemade desserts.


• Belfast United Methodist Church Christmas Fair, 23 Mill Lane, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ornaments, decorations, cookie walk, food table, jewelry, silent auction and more. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• John Street United Methodist Church Craft Fair in Camden, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide selection of artisan items and a bake sale will be offered along with coffee and donuts in the morning and a lunch of corn chowder or veggie stew.

• St. Peter’s Church Christmas Fair in Rockland, 11 White Street, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, holiday decorations, tabletop trees, artificial wreaths and artisan items ranging from cashmere hats to polymer jewelry.

• Thanksgiving Fair at Friendship United Methodist Church, Route 97, from 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade pies, baked goods, fudge, knitted goods, handicrafts, flea market tables, holiday plants and lunch of homemade soup and a sandwich for $6.

• Wreath Sale at Bremen Townhouse, next to the firehouse on Route 32, from 9 a.m. to noon. $12 for undecorated wreaths; $15 to $40 for decorated ones. Shipping boxes will also be on sale. All profits benefit Bremen Library.

• Christmas Fair at First Baptist Church of Belfast, 95 High Street, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas crafts, plants, a cookie walk, hand-knitted goods, silent auction, and homemade pies and cakes, candy and other baked goods. A fish chowder lunch will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Holiday Antique and Gift Show in Lincolnville Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). Vintage jewelry, holiday decorations, antique tools, aprons and potholders, preserves and relishes, Kenyan handicrafts, balsam wreaths and more. FMI: 785-3521.

• 3rd Annual Craft Show of Owls Head Garden Club, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Building, Ash Point Drive, Owls Head. Free admission to the show featuring local artisans and crafters of handmade items suitable for holiday gifts. Coffee and baked goods on sale.

• St. Patrick’s Church Christmas Fair in Newcastle, 380 Academy Hill Road, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters will display unique items in all price ranges. The Shamrock Cafe will be open for lunch and the “From Our Ovens” bake table will be stocked.

• Craft Show at Viles Arboretum, Augusta. Over a dozen tables full of items from around Maine.

• Holiday Bazaar at CLC YMCA in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pottery, photography, fine art, jewelry, wreaths, ornaments and more will be offered by local crafters and artisans. Admission is $1 per person and $5 for a family.

• Annual Camden Hills Regional High School Two-Day Ski Sale, Route 90, Rockport, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. All 

sales are by cash or check. Those who wish to sell items for 75 percent of proceeds (25 percent goes to the CHRHS Ski Team) should pre-register at sites/ FMI:, 542-7571.


• Friday Crawl on Islesboro, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday shopping is offered at the Islesboro Community Center Gift Shop, island stores, and members of the Arts Collective.

• Annual Holiday Craft Fair of Cold Comfort Theater, Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belfast Area High School in Belfast. Crafters and vendors are invited to sign up for 10x10 ($25) and 20x20 ($45) spaces:, 930-7244.

• 15th Annual Yuletide in St. George, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 23 & 24. Businesses and organizations along Route 131, from Hollyberry Lane to Port Clyde, will hold craft fairs and sales of artwork, antiques, books, holiday ornaments and wreaths, Maine-made gifts, stocking stuffers and food items. Marshall Point Lighthouse will be open. FMI:



• Free Lego Programs at Stockton Springs Community Library, 4-5 p.m. third Thursdays of the month, Nov. 15-March 21. The focus age group is 4-10, but kids of all ages are welcome. Duplo and Mega Blocks will be available for builders age 3 and under. No need to register.


• “Standing By, Standing Up” at The Playhouse in Belfast, 107 Church Street, at 6:30 p.m. Actor and former Belfast resident Tim Collins puts on the one-man show on bullying and cyberbullying prevention for kids in grades 3-8, parents and educators. Tickets are $10. Reservations: or 314-651-2078.


• Family Craft Time at Rockland Library: Thanksgiving Luminaries, 11 a.m. Create fall-leaf lights to adorn the Thanksgiving table. Free and open to all. There will be music and snacks, too.

• “The Script” at The Playhouse in Belfast, 107 Church Street, at 7 p.m. Tim Collins performs the one-man show about sexual assault prevention, consent and toxic masculinity for students in 11th and 12th grade, parents and educators. Tickets are $10. Reservations: 314-651-2078,


• Babies Music & Movement Program at Waldoboro Public Library, four Mondays, Nov. 19-Dec. 17, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together will lead the class for parents and babies up to 8 months to discover “the power of music.”

• Teen Cooking Club at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 6-12 will learn the basics Mondays to Dec. 17. Drop-ins are welcome. $5 per day; members free.

• Family Movie & Pizza Night at Thomaston Public Library, 5 p.m. “Wreck-It Ralph” is screened (with closed captions). Flagship Cinemas Thomaston will provide popcorn and give away two tickets to “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits theaters Nov. 21. Family Movie & Pizza Night is free and open to all. PJs are welcome.

• Watershed School Information Night at Belfast Free Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to learn about the independent high school in Camden. Financial help and scholarships are available.


• Junior Baking Class: Pies at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Chef Zev Keisch, who worked for Wolfgang Puck as a pastry chef, will lead kids ages 9 to 14. $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Coming on Tuesdays, Dec. 4 & 18, Junior Baking Class: Cookies.

• Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the ongoing Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults are encouraged to join in). All materials provided. This week: Let’s draw turkeys, a Pilgrim feast, and a cornucopia!


• Share the Wonder Celebration in Rockland, Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Offered in conjunction with Rockland’s Festival of Lights, this year’s celebration is called Beacon of Light and will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, pomander making, cookie decorating, an art-based treasure hunt, and more. Admission will be free all day.

• Nature Journaling Workshop for Kids, Monday, Nov. 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Jenni Judkins of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will teach children the value of nature journaling as a way to learn more about the plants and animals in the Belfast Bay Watershed. With several activity stations and many take-home ideas. The Friends of Sears Island Science Squad workshop is for kids 6-12 and an accompanying adult. Sign-up:


• Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for all ages.

• Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings. After-School Chess Club, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., ages 8-14. After-School Cartooning Club, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., ages 8-14.

• Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & 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 and Crafts, Wednesdays and 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.

• 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.

• Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10-11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.

• Mother’s Milk Support Group, Tuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Pen Bay Medical Center Chapel Room, Rockport. Informal drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.

• Postpartum Support Group, Thursdays, 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.



• Open House at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eldercare Network of Lincoln County continues celebrating its 20th year with open houses and programs at each of “The Greens,” its community-based homes for elders. At this one, Inn Along the Way founder Sherry Flint will be on hand to discuss interdependent communities. Inn Along the Way is a “friend of the Greens.” FMI: 751-6261.

• College Completion Day for Adults, who have some college but no degree and want to talk with an advisor about how to get one, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at UMA Rockland. Walk-ins welcome. The next semester there starts January 22. FMI: 596-6096,

• Reception and Dedication of New Telescope at Thomaston Library, 4 p.m. The Orion StarBlast 4.5 astro reflector telescope was donated by Cornerstones of Science, a nonprofit working with public libraries to turn people on to science. The donation is in honor of Rudi Graf for his dedication to community science experiences and as a longtime Cornerstones board member.


• Annual Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, at Point Lookout in Northport. Reception at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. with awards to follow. Tix are available at 

• “Navigating Cancer Treatment with Complementary Natural Medicine,” 5:30 p.m., Camden Whole Health, 91 Elm Street in Camden. Dr. Barb MacDonald, a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist and author of “The Breast Cancer Companion: A Complementary Care Manual,” will give the free presentation.

• Friday Night Lecture Series Continues at Christ the King Church in Belfast, 9 Field Street, 6 to 8 p.m. Brian Vanden Brink will give a talk on photography. The talk is free and open to all.

• Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church in Newcastle, 6:30-8 p.m. The worship service is for learning-disabled participants and their families, friends and neighbors.


• Womens Wellness Walk: Fernald’s Neck Preserve, 8:30-10:30 a.m. The free series for midcoast women to gather to walk, talk and learn about current health topics will meet this time at the preserve on Fernald’s Neck Road in Lincolnville. Visit for details.

• Hatchet Mountain Preserve Hike in Hope, 9 to 11 a.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts the .75-mile hike in its monthly Hike-the-Guide series. Scott Dickerson and Janet Redfield will lead the way and share mountain history. The preserve parking lot is small, so carpool from Hope Town Office.

• AARP Driver Safety Course in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectrum Generations offers it at Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street. Participants who complete the class, which doesn’t require any driving, may be eligible for reduced insurance premiums. $15 AARP members; $20 others. Reserve your seat: 563-1363.

• Midcoast Ostomy Group, will meet at 2 p.m. in Rockport at Pen Bay Physicians Building’s Conference Room C. The guest speaker will be Abbie Knickelbein, R.N., from Pen Bay Surgical Group and Ostomy Clinic. The group meets the third Saturday of alternate months and includes discussion. Anyone with an ostomy or who wants to learn about ostomies is welcome. FMI: 785-4727,

• Free Microchips for Cats at Pope Memorial Humane Society, Thomaston. Starting Nov. 17, PMHS will accept walk-ins from the towns it serves, as well as past cat adopters. FMI:


• Third Sunday Sit at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, 9 a.m. to noon. Seated and walking meditation. Open by donation. FMI: 594-1694,

• Anniversary Rededication Service at The First Church in Belfast, 10 a.m. Music by the choir and a message from guest minister Deborah Blood, UCC Maine Conference minister, are offered to celebrate the church’s 200th anniversary. A light lunch will follow.

• Appraisals by Larry Trueman at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in Washington, 1-3 p.m. The Washington Historical Society invites you to bring an item to learn about its history and value. Free; donations accepted. Slices of pie will be sold to benefit restoration of the society’s town house.

• Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Annual Meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Unity Community Center, 32 School Street. Members and the general public are invited to look at accomplishments in 2018 and give their thoughts on the land trust’s future direction and programs.

• “Nurturing Sensitivity in Modern Times,” 6:30-8 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street in Rockland. Prem Sadasivananda will lead meditation, chanting, music and a talk. It is open to the public by donation. Learn more about him at


• “Coming Full Circle – Hodgdon Green 20th Anniversary House Party,” 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The ElderCare Network wraps up its series of programs and open houses at its “Greens,” assisted living homes in villages around the midcoast, with the party. Sharon Gordon will be there to lead a community acupuncture session. FMI: 563-5213.

• Sensory Awareness Walk at Gregory Hiking Trail, 2 Sawyer’s Island Road, Boothbay, 10-11:30 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts the 1-mile hike designed to help participants use their senses to better recognize the sounds and smells of the forest. Limited to 12. Registration required:, 633-4818.

• Public Meeting on Sheldon Bridge Project in Belfast, 6-8 p.m. at Belfast City Hall. Reps from Maine Department of Transportation will be on hand to give info on the project to replace the Poors Mill Road bridge, hear concerns, receive comments and answer questions.


• Cancer Support Group in Belfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Oncology & Infusion Therapy in Waldo County General Hospital’s Ludwig Medical Building. For patients at any stage – newly diagnosed, in treatment and long-term survival. Call to register: 218-7944.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Support and info for area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.

• Full Moon Hike at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bambi Jones will lead the hike to the shore of Little Dyer Pond to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will take 40 minutes each way. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, snack and drink. If there’s snow on the ground, bring your snowshoes or borrow a pair from Midcoast Conservancy: 389-5150,

• Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets at 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street in Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

• Camden Lions Invite Potential Members to Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse on Lion’s Lane in Camden. People who want to hear about the club’s community work and learn about joining are invited. RSVP so they know how much to cook: 975-5501 or 236-6584.

• Free Workshops at Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, 66 Elm Street in Camden. On Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Planning for Your Pets. On Wednesday at 1 p.m.: How to Protect Your Assets Estate Planning. More info: Registration: 236-4888.


• 5K Trail Run and 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to Damariscotta River Association’s run and walk to benefit Twin Villages Foodbank Farm. It’s free to enter; monetary donations to TVFF are encouraged. Online registration will help the volunteer organizers prepare:


• Hike Under the Light of the Beaver Moon, Friday, Nov. 23, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites people of all ages to take a 1.5-mile hike on the Belfast Rail Trail. Hot drinks will be served. Moon songs will be sung. Bring a flashlight and mug. Meet at Armistice footbridge. Free; register so you can be contacted if the hike is cancelled because of the weather:

• Open House at BugTussle Annex in Waldoboro, on the top floor of Jefferson Street Professional Building, 251 Jefferson Street, Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the new high-tech co-work and meeting space.

• “Growing Up in Maine in the 1800s,” Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 to 6 p.m. at Boothbay Region High School, 236 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay 

Harbor. Historian Kathy Goldner teaches the class on the lives of Maine children in the 19th century and describes their duties, schoolwork and farmwork. The Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education class is $10. For more info and to register: BoothbayAE.MaineAdult


• 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.

• Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.

• Open Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations taken.

• Open Meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seated and walking meditation. Admission is by donation. 

• Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.

• Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnstown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.

• Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.

• Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.

• Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.

• Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.

• 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

• NAMI Support Group, third 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.

• 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:

• “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location & other info:

• 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.

• 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

• 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,

• Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.

• Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.

• King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.

• Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.

• 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.

• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.

• Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.

• 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.

• 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.

• Chair Yoga with David Erickson, Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Residence at Tall Pines, 24 Martin Lane, Belfast. Free and open to the public.

• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.

• “Substance Use & Mental Health in Our Community,” Fridays at noon in Belfast Free Library’s 3rd-floor meeting room. Discuss addictionand mental health issues that have affected you through your family, community or friends.

• Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI:, 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:

• 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,

• 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,

• 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 for friends & family of those 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.

• Leer y Charlar at Camden Public Library, second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Read and chat in Spanish. Fluent speakers welcome. 

• Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The lively discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.

• Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.

• Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.

• 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.

• Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.