NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Trivia Night Walking Tour at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, time slots from 5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Guides will share stories, give tourgoers time to visit exhibits, and toss out trivia questions that incorporate pop culture and American history. $25 per family (up to 10 people): penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28:

  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Offers Comedy “Aquitania,” outdoors in Camden Amphitheatre. A librarian is transported to a strange country where she matches wits with a bowler-hatted villain, as a trio of sirens deliver a score of jazzy French songs. “Aquitania” is put on July 28, 29, 30 and August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. All performances begin at 6 p.m. The production is suitable for children over 7 years old. Tickets are $27, with discounts for seniors, veterans, students, kids, at camdenshakespeare.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 29:

  • “Preserving Land in the Boothbay Region: The Story Behind 35 Miles of Nature Trails, 4:30 p.m. in-person and via Zoom. Nick Ullo of Boothbay Region Land Trust tells how 40 years ago, a small group of people got together to preserve the Little River Dam in East Boothbay. Their effort marked the beginning of Boothbay Region Land Trust, which now protects open space and public access to natural lands and waterfront across the region. Admission is free. For a seat at Boothbay Region Historical Society, 72 Oak Street in Boothbay Harbor, email brhs@gei.net or call 633-0820. For the Zoom link, email brhszoom@gmail.com.
  • Virtual Maine Author Talk with Robin Clifford Wood, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. She’ll call in to discuss her new biography-memoir hybrid, “The Field House: A Writer’s Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine.” The book is centered on Rachel Field, who received a Newbery Award in 1930 for her children’s book “Hitty.” Wood purchased Field’s summer house on a small island off the coast of Mt. Desert. The talk will be shown in the Community Room at Rockland Public Library, with limited seating. For the Zoom link, send an email by 4 p.m. to elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.
  • Public Talk with Artist Nina Elder: “Quantum Curiosity,” at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 5 to 7 p.m. She travels to environmentally impacted places across the globe, where she researches how the natural environment is changing due to humans. Her lecture will weave together unlikely associations between piles of rocks, military secrets, glaciers, meteorites, frayed ropes, and the need for curiosity. Free admission. Sign up at waterfallarts.org.
  • Belfast Maskers in “Little Women: The Broadway Musical,” performances on July 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and August 1 at 2 p.m. in Basil Burwell Community Theater in Belfast. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 novel, it focuses on the March sisters — traditional Meg, aspiring writer Jo, timid Beth and romantic Amy — and their beloved Marmee, at home in Massachusetts while their father is serving as a Union Army chaplain in the Civil War. Tickets, $15 to $20, are at belfastmaskers.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Friday Tours at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s working farm alive with belted Galloway cattle, Fridays, July 30, August 13, September 10, 17, 24, at 10 a.m. Learn about the 200-year-old saltwater farm. Details: aldermere.org.
  • Friday Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Camden, 4 p.m. every Friday through October 15. The one-hour tour tells of notable places and people as it meanders from Camden Public Library to the green. Reservations: 236-3440. Free. Donations to the library are suggested.

SATURDAY, JULY 31:

  • Official Grand Opening of the Rockport Public Library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on the steps to the main doors. Hot dogs and veggie dogs will be grilled on the lower patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafting activities for kids all day. At 1 p.m. will be the Summer Reading capstone event, a Books for Bikes raffle for children who signed up for the summer reading program.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Birder Don Reimer in Webinar, at noon. He’ll share photos and discuss his new book “Seen Anything Good?” in the talk hosted by Merryspring Nature Center of Camden. Reimer will tell stories from six decades of birding in Maine and answer questions from the audience. This talk is part of Merryspring’s free Online Summer Talk series. For a link, email info@merryspring.org.
  • Through the Cracks Walking Tour at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, time slots from 5 to 8 p.m. rain or shine. Some lives in Searsport were very well documented, but on this tour, guides will talk about the people of Searsport whose lives went almost unrecorded: servants, paupers, and those who committed crimes. $25 per family (up to 10 people): penobscotmarinemuseum.org. This tour will also be offered August 10.

MUSIC

TUESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Open Summer Chamber Orchestra, meets Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street in Camden. The group welcomes intermediate to advanced players to the growing community ensemble. There are now 20 players, strings and winds, and the conductor is Dr. Deirdre McClure (DMA, Peabody Conservatory of Music). For more information, email Jane Strauss at jmacstrauss@aol.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 29:

  • Camden Public Library Songwriter Sessions on Zoom, 6 to 8 p.m. A group meeting for songwriting, performance practice, and collaborating. For more info and a link to take part, email Ken Gross at kgross@librarycamden.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Arts on the Hill: Bottomless Funk, in Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s summer entertainment series, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport. Band members are Joshua Sepe, Melanie Scofield, Alex Wilder, Cy Scofield, David Edward Butler, and Cole Seymour. Plan to arrive early to allow for the .75-mile walk up to Beech Nut. Arts on the Hill performances are free and open to all ages. Refreshments and reception follow the performance. No dogs.
  • DaPonte String Quartet Plays “Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine,” with guest artist Eric LaPerna (percussion), at 7 p.m. at Ocean View Grange in Port Clyde. They’ll also perform this Sunday, August 1, at 5 p.m. at Belfast Free Library and Thursday, August 5, at 7 p.m. at Ellsworth Library. Free. Details are at daponte.org.
  • Vicky Andres & Life Itself Play in Oak Street Presents Concert Series, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in parking lot in downtown Rockland. The all-ages show is free; donations will go to The Landing Place, a youth group in Rockland.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Tuba Skinny in Belfast Summer Nights Concert, the band brings its New Orleans sound to Steamboat Landing Park at 5:30 p.m. Due to limited parking, Waldo County YMCA is providing bus service to and from the show. The bus will leave the Y at 5 p.m. and return after the show. Summer Nights will provide a garden cart to transport your camp chairs to the seating area from the Belfast Boathouse drop-off location. Free admission, with a hat passed for the band. No dogs. For more information about the Y bus and for the series schedule, visit Facebook or call 322-7123.

COMING UP:

  • Hiroya Tsukamoto in Camden Opera House SoundCheck Show, Friday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. The acclaimed finger-style guitarist performs. Tickets are $10 at camdenoperahouse.com.
  • Bremen Celebrates Maine’s Bicentennial with Performance by Castlebay, Saturday, August 7, at 2 p.m., outdoors at Bremen Town Center. The rain date is Sunday, August 8. Castlebay, the musical duo of Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee, will perform ballads and melodies depicting Maine characters and history. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket (some folding chairs will also be available). Free performance, for all ages.
  • 2021 Camden Summer Sounds Series, free concerts at Camden Snow Bowl on Sundays, August 8 and 22. Both outdoor concerts start at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The August 8 concert features the Jason Spooner Band and guest Travis James Humphrey. The August 22 concert features Primo Cubano, with guests the Ryan Blotnick Quartet. Camden Summer Sounds attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn seating and picnics.
  • Halcyon & Friends Perform, at Broad Bay Church, Waldoboro, Sunday, August 8, at 7 p.m. Violinists Sophie and Josie Davis, violist Colin Wheatley, cellist Nora Williauer and pianist Margarita Rovenskaya will perform Dvorak’s Piano Quintet alongside music by Eric Whitacre and Jose Elizondo. Halcyon is a Maine-based ensemble dedicated to fostering connection, community, vibrancy, joy, accessibility, and warmth through musical performance. Admission is by donation. Learn more at halcyonstringquartet.com.

FILM

  • Strand Theatre Celebrates Maine Teachers, School Administrators, and Support Staff in July, with free admission to films at the Rockland theater.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28:

  • “The Climate, Our Coast, and Our Communities,” four short films and one feature film, “2040,” with solutions for a changing world, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Shotwell Drive-In, 40 West Street, Rockport. Hosted by The Island Institute. $15 per vehicle. Advance purchase required: islandinstitute.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 29:

  • Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Portland, July 29–August 8. Check out the official selections and get tickets and passes at maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com.
  • Screening of “The New Deal for Artists” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, with guest speaker Sarah Peskin, board member of the Frances Perkins Center. She’ll give a talk after the matinee and evening screenings of the remastered 1976 film. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, concessions will be available, and masks are optional. Details are at lincolntheater.net.

ARTS

TUESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Art Time LIVE with Waterfall Arts of Belfast, join Bridget Matros and a guest artist for the art adventure every Tuesday, streaming to its Facebook page and YouTube channel 4 to 5 p.m. To be a guest, email bridget@waterfallarts.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28:

  • Art at City Park at Belfast City Park, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Waterfall Arts hosts the free offering. Pick up supplies and take part in a different activity every week. Art at City Park is free, but donations are accepted. Details: waterfallarts.org.
  • Art & Journaling, 4 p.m. Get project ideas through email, then meet on Zoom. Join Camden Public Library’s creative group for a different project every Wednesday. For projects and the Zoom link: alhand@librarycamden.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 29:

  • Belfast Waterfront: Story Sharing, noon to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Swap stories about your experience with the Belfast waterfront, while referencing and remembering history as told through the exhibition “Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront: Then & Now.” This is a free drop-in experience, offered twice throughout the exhibition, for those interested in learning about and sharing the history of Belfast. No RSVP required.
  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music by Downeast Brass, community art-making, late gallery hours, and picnics to go that can be ordered in advance. Learn more at wiscassetartwalk.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Explorations Read-Aloud for Adults, Fridays at 11 a.m. on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Local thespian Joseph Coté reads fiction and nonfiction.
  • Islesboro Historical Society Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show, featuring works for sale from Islesboro-based artists, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening reception is Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Rain dates are Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. The Islesboro Historical Society is at 338 Main Street, Islesboro. For more information, contact Sally Mitchell at 712-8546.
  • Reception for Artist Kay Sullivan at Gibbs Library in Washington, from 5 to 7 p.m. for her show hanging at the library through September 1. Sullivan’s work from nature reflects its rhythms, cycles, and seasons. She received her MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.
  • “Trip the Dark Fantastic: Alternative Perspectives” Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. in Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn, 17 Hathorne Point Road, Cushing. The show by midcoast artists James Abbott, Sue Michlovitz and Deedie Steele includes photographic prints, books and three-dimensional collages and sculptures. Show hours are Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Camden on Canvas: Plein-Air Weekend, coordinated by Camden Public Library and artist Colin Page, owner of Page Gallery on Bay View Street, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to benefit the library’s Campaign for the Future. Twenty New England landscape artists will paint en plein air in Camden and the surrounding area. Visit the Camden on Canvas tent in Harbor Park for info on the artists and a map to the locations where they’ll be painting. Those paintings will be shown to the public Sunday, August 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Camden Amphitheatre. A ticketed reception and live auction will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. with music by Windfern Ensemble and light hors d’oeuvres. Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will kick off bidding on the paintings at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75 at librarycamden.org or 236-3440.

SATURDAY, JULY 31:

  • Reception to Open “Lost and Found” at Maine Art Gallery, Warren Street in Wiscasset, from 4 to 7 p.m. Works by Maine artists Katy Helman, Buzz Masters and Jennifer Lee Morrow, who create mixed-media narratives with materials from traditional art supplies to textiles, papers, and found objects. Jud Caswell will provide music.

COMING UP:

  • “Summer Blooms: Explorations in the Ancient Medium of Encaustic” with Hélène Farrar, offered by Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, on Friday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gamble Center on the museum campus. Explore the painting technique that uses molten wax to create rich textures. The class will look to summer flowers for form, gesture, and color. $135 fee, $123 members: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • Story Map Writing Class at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Saturday, August 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor Andrea Lani will lead participants through the process of making a story map, an illustrated map that shows the route traveled, interesting features encountered along the way, like trees or beaver ponds, and events that occur during the journey, such as a bird landing on a branch or a turtle crossing the trail. Attendees will hike from the parking lot around the Crossbill Loop and along Warbler Way, creating story maps as they go. The class will be outside the whole time, so participants should dress for the weather, be prepared for bugs and bring snacks and water. The instructor will provide paper and drawing supplies.The cost for the class is $10 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $15 for nonmembers. Sign up at midcoastconservancy.org.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, JULY 27:

  • The Perennial Garden in July, at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer will lead a presentation on perennial botany and identification and explain how it can be used to better care for, identify, and maintain a healthy garden. The talk will be followed by a short walk in the perennial beds at Merryspring, now in full bloom. Admission to the Outdoor Summer Talk series is $5 for the general public, free for Merryspring members. No need to register.

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day Series Continues, with the newly created terraced gardens at the home of Elsa Mead, 40 Bayview Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 10 public gardens in Belfast, tended by members of the club, will also be featured that day. A printed map with locations of the public gardens will be available at the Mead garden and guests are encouraged to explore them all that day or in the future. A $5 donation is requested to sustain club operations.

COMING UP:

  • Two-Part Mushroom Workshop with Expert Greg Marley, see color photos and learn the basics of wild mushrooming via Zoom on Friday, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Then take a mushroom walk at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden on Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are invited to bring fresh examples of mushrooms from their own locale to identify. No mushrooming experience is needed. Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching about mushrooms for over 45 years. This program is part of the Weekend Workshop series. The cost is $60 for one person, $75 for couples: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.

FOOD & DRINK

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Belfast Farmers Market, outside Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. SNAP, Maine Harvest Bucks accepted.
  • Union Farmers Market, at a new location, 27 Common Road, just off Route 17, Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m., through October 8. SNAP, Maine Harvest Bucks accepted.

SATURDAY, JULY 31:

  • Bean Supper at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Saint George Lodge 132, 7 Elementary School Road, Tenants Harbor. With curbside pickup 5 p.m. until sold out. The menu includes baked beans, hot dogs or ham, coleslaw, pickles, brown bread, homemade dessert, and condiments; utensils provided. Gluten-free desserts available. Proceeds from donations will be shared with the Saint George Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Association in honor of Sally Long.
  • Pubic Lobster Supper To Go in Searsmont, 5 to 6 p.m. at Searsmont United Methodist Church. $20 includes one Maine lobster (1 to 1.25 pounds) and drawn butter, roll, coleslaw from Angler’s Restaurant, slice of blueberry cake. $12 for additional lobsters or $12 each for lobsters only. Reservations are required and must be made by Thursday, July 29, at 8 p.m. by calling 589-3059.
  • Meatloaf Supper in Thomaston, at American Legion Williams-Brazier Post 37, 10 Watts Lane, with serving at 5 p.m. Meatloaf, mashed potato, mixed vegetables, gravy, roll, dessert. $10 per meal; $4 for a tub of leftovers. Reservations can be made for to-go meals: 790-2204.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Free Meals for Kids All Summer, from Healthy Lincoln County. Details: HealthyLincolnCounty.org. And from Midcoast Maine Community Action: MidcoastMaineCommunityAction.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Stockton Springs Community Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Tails and Tales,” offers its final session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Kids will explore the habitats of animals through stories, crafts, adventures, and snacks. The program is open to all ages. No registration necessary. The library is at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs.
  • Facebook Live Story Time with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Librarian Jessie will read books and sing songs on the library’s Facebook page.
  • Chat with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library on Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For a link, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Rockport Public Library In-Person Storytimes, 10:30 a.m. Aimed at kids up to age 5. Join Mr. Ben to read picture books and do a craft.
  • Outdoor Story Time at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group, Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The informal group provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. For access: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • LGBTQ+ Online Youth Group, for ages 9 to 13, Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out, try a workshop, play games and connect with peers. Visit OutMaine.org for details.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28:

  • 2021 Explorer Kits Program, offered by Merryspring Nature Center and the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Merryspring, in Camden. Thirty kits are set out on a first-come, first-served basis. The kits are free; donations are accepted.
  • Outdoor Story Time, with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library, from 10 to 11 a.m. Story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Bring a blanket to help your children remain in their space. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Amy Hand to register: alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Read-Alouds with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Story Time with Chloe Keller of Vose Library in Union, 10:30 a.m. Email librarian@voselibrary.org or call the library, 785-4733, for the password.
  • LGBTQ+ Teen Group, for ages 13 to 17, via Zoom on Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out, try a workshop, play games and connect with peers. Go to OutMaine.org for details.

THURSDAY, JULY 29:

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

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Preschool Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. in the amphitheater. Bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. Email: alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Wildlife Detectives at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, in the Free Family Fridays series, at 10 a.m. Children and their families are invited to use their detective skills to find clues hidden in bones and fur. The program is an introduction to the native mammals of Maine and their unique adaptations. Heavy rain cancels. Free Family Fridays are offered Fridays at 10 a.m. through August 20. Registration is required; call 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org. Admission is free to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Emerging LGBTQ+ Leaders Online Meetings, for ages 16 to 22, Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. Out Maine hosts the virtual meet-ups where LGBTQ+ young adults can share knowledge and increase their leadership and facilitation skills. Email leah@outmaine.org for details.
  • Teaching From the Heart: Nonviolent Communication in the Classroom Program, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. For educators, teachers and those working with preschoolers to third-graders. The cost is $125. More information is available on the Hutchinson Center’s website.
  • Maine Robotics Weeklong Sessions at Camden-Rockport Middle School, the weeks of August 2 and August 9. Campers will work with Legos Mindstorm EV3 robots to learn how to build robots and program them to perform tasks. Camp is for kids 9 to 13. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Go to mainerobotics.org to register. For more info, email Erma Colvin at erma.colvin@fivetowns.net.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Recurring Tuesday events are listed under July 27.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Maskers Teen Musical Theater Camp, August 9–15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast. Campers ages 12 to 18 will develop vocal technique, dancing, acting and performance skills with guidance from professionals. $175. Scholarships available: belfastmaskers.com, 619-3256.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Puppy Raisers and Sitters Wanted, by the Maine Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, for 14 to 16 months, to teach them basic skills and socialize them. Puppy raisers receive ongoing local support and free veterinary care. For details, email maineregion@guidingeyes.net.

TUESDAY, JULY 27:

  • Yoga in Campden Amphitheatre on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. Instructor Denyse Robinson welcomes all levels. Donations accepted, with a portion going to Camden Public Library. For info and to register, call 975-5325 or email denyserobinson@gmail.com.
  • Belfast Senior Center, open to fully vaccinated people 60 and older, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, Commercial Street. Table games, puzzles and socializing. For more information, email BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Leer y Charlar Meeting on Zoom, Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. The Spanish language reading and conversation group invites people to practice their Spanish. To request a link, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28:

  • Qi Gong Wednesdays in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. at Jackson Memorial Library. Weather permitting, the group meets on the lawn; otherwise, it meets via Zoom. All abilities are welcome. Videos of past classes are on the library’s YouTube channel. For the Zoom link, call or email the library.
  • Black Lives Matter Vigils in Rockland, Wednesdays at Chapman Park (corner of Park and Main, by Walgreens) from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. Wear a mask. More info at 385-7452 or smanning5757@gmail.com.
  • Tai Chi on Camden Public Library’s Upper Lawn on Wednesdays and Mondays, 5:30 p.m. with instructor Anna Dembska. All levels. Donations accepted, with a portion going to the library. To sign up, email camdentaiji@gmail.com.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library, Limerock Street. Helen Shaw will speak on Civil War military records. All welcome. For more info, call Shaw at 236-2468.

THURSDAY, JULY 29:

  • Yoga Nidra in Camden Amphitheatre, Thursdays through August 26, from 8 to 9 a.m. Guided meditation led by Camden-based health & wellness coach Hester Kohl Brooks. Bring something comfortable to lie or sit on. Free, donations accepted, with a portion going to Camden Public Library. For more information and to sign up, send an email to hesterkohlwellness@gmail.com.
  • Camden Public Library’s Tech Help via Zoom and Email, 1 to 3 p.m. For those who need help with a new device or operations like transferring photos from camera to computer. Sign up at librarycamden.org.
  • Camden Public Library’s Huge Book Sale Under the Tent, near the Blue Door Book Shed on Atlantic Avenue, Thursday to Sunday. The book shed and event tent can be reached via the parking lot just past the Camden Amphitheatre. Ten thousand books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books will be on sale to benefit the library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Sunday, when the sale ends at 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 30:

  • Online Chess Club, with matches every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Members may also challenge other members at any time. Join at lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. For more info, email Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 31:

  • Knox Clinic Women’s Walking Group, Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. through August 28, rain or shine. Meet at the Knox Clinic parking lot, 22 White Street, Rockland. Come once or every Saturday. More info: 301-6993.
  • Clothing and Bake Sale at Broad Cove Church, 89 Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. through September. Clothes are $5 a bag.
  • Saturday Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Certified instructor Denyse Robinson leads all levels. Donations accepted; a portion goes to Camden Public Library. More info: 975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com. Registration is recommended so that youcan be contacted if classes are canceled.
  • Spruce Head Community Hall Reopening and Bake Sale, Village Road, Spruce Head, 9 a.m. to noon. Cakes, pies, cookies, bread, muffins, and other home-baked items, Spruce Head ball caps, local cookbook “From Our Home to Yours: A Spruce Head Cookbook” and local poetry book ”Spruce Head: Selections from the Poetry of Wilbert Snow.” For more info, call 594-5961.
  • Jackson Memorial Library Book and Treasure Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, 71 Main Street in Tenants Harbor. All books are $1 or fill a bag for $10. Take any book home for half price from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Washington Community Sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date August 7). Yard sale items, books, crafts, food, and raffles. Start at the Evening Star Grange (130-40 Old Union Road in Washington) to get a locations map and raffle passport. Other sale locations will include the Gibbs Library, the Village Church, and the Old Town House in Razorville.
  • OHSTT Transfer Station Recycling Education Event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buttermilk Drive station in Thomaston. Transfer station staff and EcoMaine Waste Management Services reps will be there to answer questions and offer advice on recycling and solid waste disposal methods. Representatives of ScrapDogs Community Compost will also be present.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • Rockland Bicycle Club Weekly Ride, meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at South School, 30 Broadway, Rockland. Wear a helmet. Rides continue through September, ending with the Rockland Classic, a ride to Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde. The Classic is free and open to all. For more information, visit the Rockland Bicycle Club Facebook page.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Outdoor Sound Bathing, led by sound therapist Jim Doble in Camden Amphitheatre at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to bring a chair, blanket, or yoga mat to relax on as they absorb the sounds of gongs and chimes. The event is free with an option to make a donation, a portion of which goes to Camden Public Library. Doble will also host sound immersion events in the amphitheatre at 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 30. An evening program is scheduled for Friday, August 13. Register with Doble, 785-2212 or jim@elementaldesign.me, to be notified if the program is canceled.
  • Camden Public Library’s Walsh History Center Hour via Zoom at 1 p.m. The Walsh History Center will try to find an answer to your Camden history questions. Email kgross@librarycamden.org for the link.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Recurring Tuesday events are listed under July 27.
  • Healthy Lincoln County Holding Weekly Meditation Group, beginning August 3 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The group is free and everyone is welcome. For more information and to register, contact lemmons@healthylincolncounty.org or 622-7566, ext. 236.

COMING UP:

  • Annual Port Clyde Fisherman Doll Fair, Wednesday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fisherman dolls, wives, kids, lobsterettes, mermaids and specialty dolls will be on craft tables at the flea market at the parsonage garage, 843 Port Clyde Road in Port Clyde. Diane’s homemade blueberry pies will also be for sale. Contact Terry Bomba, sewing circle president, at 372-8082 for more information or to join the group’s sewing circle get-togethers.
  • Info Session on Academic Programs at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Wednesday, August 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. Staff from a number of programs will be on hand to provide program information and help students register for classes. This drop-in event is an opportunity to visit the Hutchinson Center and learn about programs that will be offered this fall. Whether you wish to complete your degree or start a new certificate or degree, Hutchinson Center’s academic programs are designed to meet the needs of students, no matter their age or financial status. Learn more at hutchinsoncenter.maine.edu.
  • Self-Care for Professionals Online Class, Wednesday and Thursday, August 4 and 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. $95. Offered through UMaine Hutchinson Center. Details are at hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.
  • Tee Up for the Y Golf Scrambles Tournament, offered by Central Lincoln County YMCA of Damariscotta at Wawenock Golf Club on Friday, August 6, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Learn more at clcymca.org.
  • Washington Challenge: 5K/Fun Run, Sunday, August 8, with registration from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at Gibbs Library/town office parking lot in Washington. Races start at 8 a.m. Registration is $5 for 5K; $1 for Fun Run. With T-shirts and door prizes. For more info, call Peg Hobbs, 790-0723.
  • Democrats Hosting Family Fun Day Lobster Bake, Sunday, August 8, at Cider Hill Farm, in Waldoboro. Under a tent with live music, beer, wine, freshly shucked local oysters, and grassroots politicking. It starts at noon with a social hour and music. Dinner is at 1 p.m. Lobster dinners include steamed mussels and whole potatoes, and all dinners include coleslaw, corn-on-the-cob, sweet summer watermelon, and water. There is a vegan option. The deadline for reservations is Monday, August 2. Details are at lincolncountydemocrats.com.
  • Stockton Springs Community Library Reserving Spaces for Great Event Community Yard Sale, set for September 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the library and town office. Spaces are 10 feet by 15 feet and may be reserved by visiting the library. They cost $30 before July 31, then $35.