NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • Wolfe Bowart to Get Physical in Rockport, at 5 p.m. in the former CMCA building at 162 Russell Ave. The physical comedian, actor and playwright performs excerpts from his new show, “Cloud Soup.” Suggested $15 donation at the door for Watershed School.
  • Sources of Inspiration: Nic Damuck, 5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum. In this entry to the Searsport museum’s talk series running in conjunction with its model boat exhibit, Damuck, owner of Bluejacket Shipcrafters in Searsport, discusses his background as a model maker. $8 admission; $5 PMM members.
  • Author of “One Goal” at Rockport Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Amy Bass discusses her book, subtitled “A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together.” It chronicles the changes that took place when Lewiston began taking in Somali refugees, and the high school soccer team that helped the town adapt.
  • Author Elizabeth Garber at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Her book, “Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter,” focuses on a family caught between modern architecture and social upheaval in the turbulent ’60s.
  • The Music Man at Crosby Center in Belfast, Belfast Maskers perform the musical Thursday & Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. They put it on next week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 26, 27 & 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. Tix are $15 adults; $10 under 13: belfastmaskers.com, 619-3256.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Friday Farm Tours at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, on Russell Avenue, 10 a.m. Fridays through August (except August 3). Learn Aldermere’s 200-year history, walk its trails, meet the Belted Galloway cows and visit the gift shop. FMI: aldermere.org, 236-2739.
  • Open House at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide variety of demos and activities have been prepared and visitors of all ages can meet robotic research aides and tiny sealife, and learn about the lab’s research around the world. Free.
  • “High Water, Extreme Floods and Coastal Systems,” 10:30 a.m., Science Seminar Series at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, Walpole. Expert Jon Woodruff talks about the impacts of last winter’s storms, which broke records for coastal flooding. Free; all welcome.
  • Downtown Camden Walking Tours, 4 p.m. Fridays to Sept. 14. Free forays to historic sites starting at Camden Public Library and ending at Camden Opera House, where walkers may elect to attend a short slide show and building tour. Reserve a spot by calling 236-3440 or just drop in. Donations accepted.
  • The Apprenticeshop Launches Mishi Mikinaak, at the boatbuilding school’s ramp at 655 Main St. in Rockland. Everyone is invited for food and drink at 5 p.m. and the launch of the 26-foot gaff-rigged ketch at 6 p.m.
  • Maine Celtic Celebration Weekend on Belfast Waterfront, Friday-Sunday, Belfast Common and Steamboat Landing. Continuous music, music workshops, Celtic dog show, 5K, Highland Heavy Games, New World Cheese Roll, food & craft vendors, and fireworks. See the full schedule at mainecelticcelebration.com.
  • The Tempest Under the Stars in Belfast, Cold Comfort Theater performs a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s romance/comedy on two weekends, July 20, 21 & 22 and July 27, 28 & 29, with all shows at 7 p.m. under the stars in Wales Park at Lincolnville Avenue and Main Street. FMI: 930-7244.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Tour of Frances Perkins Homestead, Damariscotta. See her family’s 1837 brick house on 57 acres and learn how the place shaped her New Deal legacy during her years as FDR’s Secretary of Labor. The 9 a.m. tour lasts three hours and includes a walk to Damariscotta River. The 1:30 p.m. tour is two hours and includes only the homestead. Tour leaders will include an archeologist who has conducted surveys there and Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall. $22 tix: francesperkinscenter.org, 563-3374.
  • Book Signing with Author of “The Lighthouse and Me,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland. Jeff Burke lived at the Isle au Haut Lighthouse Station for 26 years, renting rooms to travelers.
  • Swashbuckler Dixie Bull to Wreak Havoc in New Harbor, at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. Living history maven Jim Nelson will portray the pirate who attacked Pemaquid in 1632. Learn more at friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org.
  • “Synesthesia – Vividly Felt Sensory Couplings,” 3 p.m. Old Professor’s Bookshop July Shop Talk at Belfast Free Library. Dr. Richard Cytowic, author of five books on neuroscience, describes the world of synesthesia experienced by 4 percent of humans, who “taste” shapes, “hear” colors and “feel” sounds. Free.
  • 2-Day Truck & Tractor Show at Owls Head Transportation Museum, from the groundbreakers that grew America’s farm industry to the big rigs that created the long haul, the weekend is all about massive machines on a mission. Admission is $18; free for members and those 18 and younger.
  • 54th Annual Antique Auto Days at Boothbay Railway Village, Saturday and Sunday. Vintage and classic autos, hot rods and muscle cars will be parked on the Village Green. The 5th annual Rails, Tails & Ales: Midcoast Craft Brew Festival will run concurrently on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The tasting ticket includes access to the car show and a steam train ride. For info on both, go to railwayvillage.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • Open Farm Day at Brae Maple Farm in Union, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the historic 1787 farmstead with views of Union’s hills and ponds, live music by Playin’ Possum, and homemade snacks from the garden. With wool spinning, wood turning, rug hooking and twig fence demos, kids’ activities, and a chance to learn new gardening methods and pest and disease management strategies with an “Ask a Master Gardener” volunteer. Brae Maple is one of nearly 100 Maine farms that will be open to the public for Maine’s 29th Annual Open Farm Day, For a guide to participating farms across the state, visit getrealmaine.com.
  • Barbecue & Blues at Pownalborough Court House in Dresden, 5 p.m. Dinner, auction and lively blues by Matt and the Barnburners star at this year’s kermess (Dutch for “outdoor fundraising festival”) to benefit Lincoln County Historical Association. $50 tix: lincolncountyhistory.org.
  • Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre Making 4-Day Stopover in Rockland, July 22-25. The 115-foot Viking longship will sail to Rockland’s Public Landing on Sunday at 4 p.m. Half-hour ship tours will be offered over the following three days from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $12 ages 16+; $6 ages 5-15; free under 5; $30 for families with up to three kids. Tix are on sale at drakenhh.com and at the onshore “Draken Village,” which will offer free admission and a chance to learn about Draken’s adventures, including her 2016 transatlantic crossing.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • “Tall Tales, Fish Tales & Damn Lies,” 6:30 p.m., Stonington Opera House. The evening to benefit Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries will feature storytellers Bob Quinn and Dennis Damon and musicians Hank Whitsett, Frank Gotwalls, Church of the Morning After, and Paul Anderson & The Itinerate Visitors. $15 advance tix: eventbrite.com. $20 door.
  • “John Davidson, Belfast Founding Father,” 7 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Searsport Town Historian Charlene Knox Farris gives the talk on one of Belfast’s earliest settlers. Davidson was 19 when he and his young family moved to the wilds of Maine from New Hampshire in 1770. A copy of his journal forms the basis of Farris’s talk.
  • “Not Just a Man’s World: Women Pirates of the 18th Century,” 7:30 p.m., 2018 Monday Night Lecture Series, Contented Sole Restaurant, New Harbor. Historian James Nelson tells the story of real-life pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read in the second talk of the series hosted by Friends of Colonial Pemaquid. $5; free for Friends.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • “Incredible, Edible Kelp: Harvesting the Potential of Seaweed Aquaculture,” 5 p.m., Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay. Dr. Nichole Price gives the third of six free and public Café Sci talks, and explains how members of the shellfish industry could grow sea greens to reap the benefits of product diversification while improving growing conditions for shellfish.
  • 5th Annual Antique Car Show & Elvis Extravaganza, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Chase Point, 51 Schooner St., Damariscotta. See an array of antique autos and a performance by Elvis tribute artist Don Boudreau on the Miles campus of LincolnHealth. Free.
  • “The Challenge of Building a National Museum,” 5:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Center for Maine Contemporary Art invites the public to its 2018 Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum, in a striking contemporary building on the National Mall, had 2.1 million visitors in its first year. A reception at nearby CMCA will follow the lecture. Tix are $20; $25 CMCA members: cmcanow.org, 701-5005.
  • Former NBC War Correspondent to Discuss His Fiction, 5:30 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Martinsville. Robin Lloyd talks about his latest work of fiction, “Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana,” in Jackson Memorial Library’s Summer Literary Series. He was a foreign correspondent and White House reporter.
  • Presentation on Maine Woods National Park, 6 p.m., Camden Public Library. Tom and Lee Ann Szelog present a slideshow and information about what makes the park beautiful and unique.
  • Summer Talk Series on Sea-Run Fish Continues with Alewives, 6:30 p.m., Sheepscot General Store. Dr. Karen Wilson and Dr. Theo Willis describe the lives of Maine’s alewives, from their numbers and distribution to their interactions with other species in the Gulf of Maine. Midcoast Conservancy and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust host the series.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • “Island Politics,” 10:30 a.m., Summer Lecture Series in Island Institute’s 4th-floor conference room, 386 Main St., Rockland. Third in the free public series, in this one Vinalhaven resident, business owner, town selectman and author Phil Crossman takes a humorous look at the intricacies of island life and politics.
  • Summer Walking Tours at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, Walpole. The free 90-minute tours start at 10:30 a.m. and hit the waterfront labs, where you can meet the scientists and learn about their current marine research. They run Wednesdays to August 15. Register at tinyurl.com/DMCsummertours.
  • Saturday Night Fever at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, through August 4. The music of the Bee Gees, open shirts, bell-bottoms and raging disco mark the musical based on the 1977 film. Tix: msmt.org, 725-8769, box office.
  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Opens, 6 p.m. in Camden Amphitheatre with Twelfth Night, featuring some of the Bard’s most humorous characters. Othello opens at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. This one isn’t recommended for kids under 13. Performances run through August 12. The schedule is at camdenshakespeare.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • “Shots Fired: The Misunderstandings, Misconceptions, and Myths About Police Shootings,” 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Joe Loughlin, a retired deputy chief of Portland Police Department and co-author of the book of the same title, gives the free public talk.
  • “The Evolution of Washburn & Doughty Associates,” 4:30 p.m., Boothbay Region Historical Society, 72 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. Naval architect Bruce Washburn discusses the history of the East Boothbay boatbuilding company he founded with Carl Pianka and Bruce Doughty.
  • Author of “Mainers on the Titanic” at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, 5-6:30 p.m. Malcolm Smith discusses the research behind his book about Mainers who went down with the ill-fated ship and those who survived. A $5 donation is suggested to support programming of the library’s Genealogy Group, which invites the public to all of its events.
  • “Forever Farm” Party at Morning Dew Farm in Damariscotta, 5-8 p.m. The free party to celebrate farmland protection and community collaboration is open to all and will feature food by Harvest Moon Catering, beer from Oxbow Brewing Co., and music by the Newell Family & Sharon Pyne. Register at mainefarmlandtrust.org or call 338-6575. Guests are asked to park at Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Farm and take a shuttle to the party.
  • “A Yankee Expeditioner’s Thoughts on the Penobscot Expedition,” 5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum’s Visitors Center, 2 Church St., Searsport. David Middleton takes on the persona (and togs) of his alter ego, William Foxcourt, to opine on the 1779 Penobscot Expedition, the worst naval disaster in American history until Pearl Harbor. $8 general admission; $5 PMM members.
  • Talk on Avian Haven at Bremen Library, 6:30 p.m. Laura Suomi-Lecker tells the stories of eagles, owls, hawks, loons, songbirds and other birds that have ended up at the rehabilitation center and tells what the public can do to help local birds. The program is free and suitable for the entire family.
  • Tim Sample in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The man called “Maine’s Humorist Laureate” by Charles Kuralt makes his annual return to the Opera House. $20 advance; $25 door.

COMING UP:

  • Darrow at Camden Opera House, performances at 7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat., July 27 & 28. Actor John Burstein plays the title role of the colorful attorney whose many sensational cases included the Scopes “Monkey” trial. $20 general-admission tix: camdenoperahouse.com.
  • 2nd Annual CorgiWalk, Sat., July 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Morris Farm, Wiscasset. Dogs of all breeds are invited to the fundraiser for CorgiAid and The Morris Farm Trust. FMI: morrisfarm.org.
  • “Homegrown” Reggae Concert and Dance Party, Sat., July 28, Blue Goose Dance Hall, Route 1, Northport. Food trucks, live painting and other fun starts at 4:20 p.m. Live music starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until midnight with CatchaVibe, Merther, and Gorilla Finger Dub Band. $15 tix: weru.org. $20 door. Volunteers who set up and clean up get in free; email Susan at info@weru.org.
  • 2nd Annual “Fiddlin’ in the Field” Concert and Contra Dance, Sat., July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, 217 Hewett Rd., Somerville. The dance under a tent overlooking the back fields will feature music by Sassafrass Stomp with John McIntire calling. All dances will be taught so no experience is needed. All ages welcome. $10 per person; $25 per family (two adults and any number of children). Reservations recommended: 549-3096, info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com.
  • This Costume Dance Party Is for the Birds, Sat., July 28, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Fog Bar, 328 Main St., Rockland. Dress as a peacock, partridge, puffin or any bird you like and dance to the beats of DJ Milkweed. There will be a raffle, cash bar and food. $10 admission benefits Avian Haven and Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • Mehrtinhead Jazz Ensemble at Beech Nut, 5 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites everyone to bring a picnic to this entry in its Arts on the Hill series at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. Refreshments and a reception with the musicians – John Mehrmann, Nate Martin and Mike Whitehead – follow.
  • Big Band Sounds in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This one is on High Street and features Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra. Bring a chair, picnic and dancing feet, but not the dog. FMI: 322-7123.
  • The Quebe Sisters at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Texans Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe bring out their fiddles to play a mix of Western swing and vintage country. $17 advance; $20 door: rocklandstrand.com.
  • “Austro-German Luster” at Rockport Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts presents violinists Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, pianist Pedja Muzijevic, violist Mark Holloway, cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and double bassist Xavier Foley playing 19th-century treasures, including Schubert’s “Trout Quintet.” $45 adults; $10 under 25: baychamberconcerts.org.
  • Bumper Jacksons at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Playing roots jazz, country swing and street blues, Bumper Jacksons paint America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachia’s hollers. Tix are $17 in advance; $22 at the door.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Cindy Millar and By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. They perform arrangements from the Golden Age of American song, as well as Latin rhythm standards.
  • Sea Songs and Chanteys at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Geoff Kaufman of Connecticut performs old and new maritime folksongs in the Rockland Folk Arts concert. $15 admission; $12 museum members.
  • Vicky Andres & Life Itself and 61 Ghosts, 7:30 p.m., first in Camden Opera House’s new MaineMadeMusic Series. Andres & Life Itself deliver edgy tunes fitting somewhere between alt, rock and funk. 61 Ghosts play alt blues. $14.
  • NYC Concert Pianist Christopher Johnson at Belfast Free Library, 7:30 p.m. Belfast Creative Coalition collaborated with the 52nd Bar Harbor Music Festival to bring Johnson to town. $20 tix ($10 ages 11-18; free under 11) available at belfastcreativecoalition.org, Left Bank Books, and the door.
  • Candlelit Baroque Concert at Union Hall, Rockport, 8:30 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts performers from its Thursday night concert in Rockport Opera House move to the more intimate Union Hall for a concert featuring Bach’s D Minor harpsichord concerto. $45 adults; $10 under 25: baychamberconcerts.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Summer Music Celebration at Inn Along the Way, Chapman Farm, 741 Main St., Damariscotta. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and includes a Round Top ice cream social, inn tours, hayfield walks and the Damariscotta Region Open Mic (sign-up at 12:30 p.m.). Live music by River’s Edge & Friends starts at 3 p.m. and Rusty Hinges go on at 4 p.m. The event Inn Along the Way is a nonprofit that provides neighborhoods for community-minded older adults.
  • Kat Logan at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6-8 p.m. She sings folk and plays guitar, accordion and piano. Logan has recorded with Gordon Bok. Pass-the-hat donations taken. To reserve a table: 509-2925.
  • Will Brown at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m.
  • Chanticleer at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy-winning ensemble is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Tix are $30 in advance; $35 door.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble in Camden Amphitheatre, 2 p.m. They play in Camden Public Library’s free summer concert series with a harbor view. Bring a picnic and chair or blanket.
  • The Ardelia Trio at Belfast Free Library, 4 p.m. Belfast Creative Coalition collaborated with the 52nd Bar Harbor Music Festival to present this concert by the trio: violinist Janey Choi, cellist Clara Yang and pianist Jihea Hong-Park. $20 tix ($10 ages 11-18; free under 11) available at belfastcreativecoalition.org, Left Bank Books, and the door.
  • Annual Benefit Concert of Salt Bay Chamberfest, 4 p.m., in the former Damariscotta Mills church now the home of artist George Mason. The highlight will be violinist Jennifer Koh performing Bach’s challenging sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major. Tix are $150 ($125 of that is tax deductible): 522-3749, saltbaychamberfest.org.
  • Northernrain at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6-8 p.m. An eclectic blend of original neo-folk and Southern rock is offered by the acoustic duo.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • “Trips: Rock Life in the Sixties,” 6:30 p.m., second of four talks in Belfast Free Library’s Summer Lecture Series celebrating the theme “Libraries Rock!” This one is by Ellen Sander of Belfast, a rock journalist covering the decade’s explosive rock culture and its colorful personalities. She’ll read from her book of the same title, a new edition of which will be published next year. Free and open to all.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • The Autumn Defense at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. By day, John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone tour the world with Wilco, but at night they’ve been developing their own brand of classic pop with a nod to the AM radio soul and rock of their formative years. Drummer Greg Wieczorek, who’s played with Norah Jones, joins them. Johnny Irion of the Guthrie Family Band opens the show. $20 advance; $25 door.
  • 2 Performances of The Marriage of Figaro in Portland, Merrill Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Weds., July 25, and Fri., July 27. Opera Maine presents the new production of Mozart’s comic satire, with Stephen Lord conducting and a cast of veterans of the world’s great opera houses. A pre-curtain presentation is offered at 6:30 p.m. by Calien Lewis. Tix range from $31-$131: porttix.com, 842-0800.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • Samuel and Noah in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This one is at Steamboat Landing and features Samuel Lundh and Noah Fishman playing high-energy Nordic folk fusion. Bring a chair, picnic and dancing feet, but not the dog. FMI: 322-7123.
  • Jam Class at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 6 p.m. for six Thursdays starting July 26. Jeffrey Weinberger directs the jams – open to all instruments, voices and abilities – for people who want to play with others in a low-key, supportive learning environment. Sign-up: 322-2685, jeffrey.weinberger@maine.edu.
  • Free Funk Concert on Rockland Public Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m. The Right Track – an 11-piece R&B, soul and funk band – plays from its song list that spans four decades. Participants from Midcoast Music Academy’s Blues Intensive Camp will open the show. Everyone is invited to come early with a picnic and chair or blanket.

COMING UP:

  • Blue Hill Bach in Concert, Fri., July 27, 7 p.m., Gracie Theatre at Husson University, Bangor. The 18-player orchestra (on period instruments or reproductions of period instruments) and a chorus of 22 singers perform Bach’s Mass in B minor, realized in much the same fashion as it would have been heard originally. For the complete Blue Hill Bach 2018 Festival, running July 26-29, visit bluehillbach.org.
  • Outdoor Concert with The Wiyos in Belfast, Fri., July 27, 7:30 p.m. on the lawn at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.. The award-winning Americana trio performs. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dancing shoes. The Moody Dogs food truck will be parked on-site. $15 suggested donation. Rain moves it indoors.
  • Oshima Brothers in Belfast, Sat., July 28, 7 p.m. Common House Concert at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. The brothers deliver harmony-drenched contemporary folk, acoustic pop and Americana. Suggested donation of $10-$20. Reservations required: commonhouseconcerts@gmail.com.
  • Hot Club of Cowtown at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Sat., July 28, 7:30 p.m. The Austin, Texas, band plays hot jazz, Western swing and anything else the eclectic trio can conjure up with fiddle, guitar and bass. $25 advance; $30 door.

ONGOING:

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

FILM

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • “Still Tomorrow,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. The story of Yu Xiuhua – stuck in an unhappy marriage and disabled by cerebral palsy, who becomes one of China’s most famous poets when one of her works is shared on social media – is screened in collaboration with the “POV” series, before its August 6 premiere on PBS. Free.

FRIDAY, JULY 20 — THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: flagshipcinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” FMI: boothbaycinema.org, 380-5213.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “On Chesil Beach,” “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word.” FMI: lcct.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” See ad on page 41 for showtimes.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • “Three Days of the Condor,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. July’s flicks star Robert Redford – in this one, he is a CIA agent who returns from lunch to find his colleagues have been murdered. Faye Dunaway is the photographer he enlists for help.
  • “Blazing Saddles,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. July’s “Classic Comedies for Midsummer Nights” continue with Mel Brooks’ side-splitting take on Westerns. Free.
  • 21st Annual Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, continues through Sunday, at Waterville Opera House and Railroad Square Cinema. MIFF is screening nearly 100 films during the 10-day festival. FMI: miff.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • “Plantpure Nation,” 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Cortney Sukeforth hosts the screening of the documentary by the filmmakers who created “Forks Over Knives.” She will show her Tower Garden and answer questions.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • “Monsters, Inc.,” 8:30 p.m. Camden Public Library continues its free Monday Night Movie series in the Amphitheatre with the animated flick about lovable monsters who struggle to be scary.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • Free Screenings of “Mamma Mia!” at Colonial Theatre, Belfast, at 9 p.m. Tues., July 24, and 7 p.m. Thurs., July 26, to herald the sequel, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” opening at the Colonial on Fri., July 27.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism,” 2 and 7 p.m. in the Exhibition on Screen series at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Screened in high-def, the film tells the intertwining stories of how American Impressionism and The Garden Movement flourished in the late 19th century as America became industrialized and the middle class emerged. $12.50; $10 Strand members.
  • Director’s Night at Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. Wine-and-cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. Screening of “The Gospel According to André” at 7 p.m. Director Kate Novack will introduce her film about designer André Leon Talley and answer questions afterward. The film is shown again Fri., July 27, at 2 p.m. but without Novack on hand.

ARTS

  • 2nd Annual Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show Deadline July 28, open to all ages. Details: mainecoastalislands.org.
  • Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show Deadline July 30, open to pros, amateurs, students. Guidelines and application: mainelobsterfestival.com.
  • Common Ground Country Fair Poster Contest Deadline August 3, Maine residents and MOFGA members are invited to submit. Guidelines and application: mofga.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • Open House at Pemaquid Art Gallery, Lighthouse Park, New Harbor, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to meet some of the 32 juried artists whose work is shown at the gallery. With painting demos and refreshments.
  • 2 Basket-Making Classes at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Abenaki basket weaver and educator Judy Dow teaches how to make gourd baskets on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and methods for making pine-needle baskets on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both are for ages 15 and up and cost $65 each. Bring lunch and snacks. Registration: 563-1393.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Reception to Open “Shared Expressions” at Damariscotta Art Walk, from 5 to 7 p.m. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, 170 Main St., opens a show of works by Marlene Loznicka, Betty Heselton, Sally Loughridge, Helen Warner and Jane Herbert.
  • Tandem Pop-Up at Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Rd., Tenants Harbor. Artists Jerry Cable and Susan Lewis Baines have teamed up for the show, which runs Friday to Sunday. There will be a public artists’ reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Painter Philip Barter to Speak at Barnswallow Books in Rockport, 5:30 p.m. He talks about the book “Philip Barter: Forever Maine” by Carl Little. Barter’s paintings are at Portland Museum of Art, Rockland’s Farnsworth and Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
  • “The Wyeth Experience” Tours, three-hour tours Fridays & Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. include Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland and the Olson House in Cushing, where Andrew Wyeth painted for three decades. $50 ($35 FAM members) includes admission.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Workshop with Award-Winning Poet Colin Cheney, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. He leads “Re(En)Vision Strategies” to examine ways to revise poetry. Cheney is the author of “Here Be Monsters.” Registration: mainewriters.org.
  • Chinese Traditional Painting Workshop at Art Loft in Rockland, 1-3:30 p.m. Nanfei Wang leads the workshop in which participants will use traditional methods to paint summer peonies and irises. $35: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.
  • “River Talk” Book Discussion at Rockland Public Library, 2:30 p.m. Librarian Jessie Blanchard leads the talk about C.B. Anderson’s collection of short stories set in Maine.
  • 2-Day “Sculpture Race Blitz Build,” Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gamble Education Center, Rockland. Rockland Sculpture Race organizer Kim Bernard leads the workshop for kids 12+ and adults to make contraptions with wheels and using recycled materials to be raced on August 11. $220; $192 Farnsworth Art Museum members.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • Meet the Artists at Saltwater Artists Gallery, Route 130, Pemaquid. The public is invited to meet the artists and view their new work from 3 to 5 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. All materials provided. This week: Rosa rugosa – beach roses scene.
  • Intro to Figure Painting at Art Loft in Rockland, 5-7 p.m. Justin Kinney provides tricks and tips that may ease the stress of painting a human body. All levels welcome. $20 drop-in fee; free for AL members. He leads it again on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • Inaugural Meeting of Knitting Group in Tenants Harbor, 2-4 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library. Beginners should bring a ball of 100-percent-cotton yarn and size 7 needles.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • Farnsworth Gallery Tour of “On a Mountain in Maine,” 1:30 p.m. A guide will lead the exploration of the physical, spiritual and cultural landscape of Maine’s mountains as depicted in the exhibit, which includes works by Fitz Henry Lane, John Joseph Enneking, Marsden Hartley, James Fitzgerald, Andrew Winter and Carl Sprinchorn. Included with museum admission.
  • Barbara Prey Signing New Print, 4-5 p.m. at Barbara Prey Projects in Port Clyde. MASS MoCA commissioned Prey to paint the largest watercolor in the world for the opening of their new building last summer. Sales of the MASS MoCA print will benefit Center for Girls in Northern Thailand.
  • Trekkers “Journey Into Art” Silent Art Auction, 6 to 8 p.m., Steel House South, 639 Main St., Rockland. Free admission, cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and works by 26 well-known local artists made around the theme of “journey. Sales support Trekkers, which connects young people with caring mentors.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • 2nd Annual Maine Crafts Show at Nickels-Sortwell House, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with work by Maine crafters (including award-winning tatter Elaine O’Donal) on sale in the garden and barn of the historic 121 Main St. property. Admission is free. Tours of the 1807 Federal mansion will be given on the half hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $8 adults; $7 seniors; $4 students. The show is held the same day as the July Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. It will feature a wine tasting at Treats, music by Married with Chitlins at a pop-up bistro, a lemonade stand to raise funds for Lincoln County Animal Shelter, a photo booth, a roving magician, a mehndi (henna) painter, and open galleries.
  • “On Artists and Art from Vinalhaven to Beijing,” 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Filmmaker Dale Schierholt will show clips from some of the 25 films he has made about visual artists and he’ll share stories about working with Robert Indiana, Ai Weiwei and others. $10; $8 FAM members.
  • Printmaking Workshop at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, Rockland, 2 to 4 p.m. Sherrie York will introduce participants to printmaking through a gallery talk and introductory relief print workshop. All materials are included with the $20 donation that benefits the National Wildlife Refuge. Call to reserve: 594-0600.
  • Reception for Sarah Fisher Show at Bremen Public Library, 4-6 p.m. Watercolors by the former painting conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., are on display at the library throughout July, and priced at $300 each, with 30 percent of sales being donated to the library by Fisher.

COMING UP:

  • Lecture on Joseph Fiore’s Central Park Paintings, Fri., July 27, 11 a.m. at The Firehouse Center, Damariscotta. Robert F. Pasquier, author of “Painting Central Park,” gives one in a series of lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of Fiore’s death. Fiore’s Central Park paintings hang at The Firehouse through Sept. 29. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org.
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Artwalk, Fri., July 27, 5:30-8 p.m. Open galleries, live music, and more. Participants are listed at belfastcreativecoalition.org. See next week’s edition of The Free Press for receptions.
  • Paint Night at Rockland Art Loft: “Under the Sea,” Fri., July 27, 6-8 p.m. Justin Kinney leads the step-by-step class that lets you take home a finished painting of an undersea image. Snacks will be served; you may bring beer or wine. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.
  • Open Studio Day at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Road, Jefferson, on Sun., July 29, from noon to 3 p.m. Live music by cello-and-guitar duo Marsh and Lane, free ice cream, and a chance to meet the July artists-in-residence sculptor Thu Vu, painter Maxwell Nolin and writer Jodi Paloni. The event is hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Joseph A. Fiore Art Center.

ONGOING:

  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood,” through Oct. 7. “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things,” through Oct. 14. “John Bisbee: American Steel,” through Oct. 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” through Oct. 21. “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” through Oct. 28. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” through Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” through Feb. 17.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Under Pressure: Art from the 1980s,” through August 10. “Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925,” through Sept. 16.
  • University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Steve Bartlett: Works from 2013-2018,” “Diana Schmertz: They Are Each Other for a While,” “Helen O’Leary: Safe House,” and “Eric Lindveit: Sylvan Natural History,” all through Sept. 1.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • “Summer Seasonal Cooking,” 5:30 p.m. Chef Frank Giglio leads the class in the kitchen at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. $35; $25 MOFGA members.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Public “Camp” Breakfast in South Thomaston, 7:30 to 9 a.m., People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, juice, coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5-10; free under 5.
  • Monthly Communi-Tea at Waldoboro Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lemonade, sweets and savories, and, of course, tea in the gazebo and main room. Bring something for the local food pantry.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Public Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays, through August 25 (except August 11).
  • Foraging Walk on Sears Island, from 9 to 11 a.m. Sandra Mitchell leads the search for plants that can be found and harvested throughout coastal Maine, and addresses sustainable gathering and other guidelines for obtaining edibles from nature. Bring water, snack and bug spray, and meet at the island gate by 9 a.m. This Friends of Sears Island event is free.
  • Chicken Barbecue at Hope Corner Fire Station, 5 p.m. $10 gets you half a chicken, cole slaw, potato salad, pickles, a roll, dessert and a drink.
  • Pig Roast at Mt. Olivet Lodge in Washington, 5-6:30 p.m. Freshly roasted pig, summer salads, baked beans, biscuits, dessert. $14 adults; $7 children. There are also free hot dogs for kids with the purchase of an adult meal. The lodge is on Route 220, north of the village.
  • Dinner and Show with Elton John Tribute Band in Belfast, United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring St. Dinner at 6 p.m. Music by Yellow Brick Road at 7 p.m. Tix are $50 at eventbrite.com. FMI: belfastmarket.com..

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • “Delicious Summer Sides” Class, noon to 1:30 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Celebrate summer with fresh, easy and satisfying side dishes that will bring a healthy pop of color to your table. $10. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • “Tales from the Kitchen” in Damariscotta, Skidompha Library, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring stories, recipes and tools from their ancestors’ kitchens to this free roundtable hosted by the library’s Genealogy Group.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling organic and local food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street. The July 20 market will feature music by Molly Gawler & Friends. Belfast (UFMM), 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Camden, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 116 Washington Street. Rockland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Harbor Park. Union, 3-6 p.m. Fridays, Union Common. The July 20 market will focus on herbs. Kids will ID herbs and make tea. Joe “The Wind-Up Man” Murphy will play easy-listening music. A 4 p.m. talk by L. Jaye Bell of Aurora Botanicals Maine will look at: “CBDs Demystified.” Waldoboro, 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Town Office, 1600 Atlantic Highway.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • 71st Annual House & Garden Tour of Camden Garden Club, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Six properties, from historical Stonyhurst with panoramic views to Elmwood Farm, built in the late 1700s. $35 tix at camdengardenclub.org. $40 on tour day at Camden Hills State Park and Maine Sport. “Native Plants for New England Gardens,” 10 a.m. to noon, Damariscotta River Association’s Darrows Barn on Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. Talk by authors Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, who maintain the native gardens at Garden of the Woods in Massachusetts. Sharon Turner of Washington, Maine, will have native plants on sale. The talk is free, but registration is requested: damariscottariver.org. FMI: 563-1393.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Bond Garden Featured in Belfast Open Garden Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. An 1849 home at 15 Congress St. in Belfast is complemented by perennial, vegetable and herb gardens and a grape arbor. $5.
  • Waldoboro Community Garden Club’s Annual Picnic, 4:30 p.m., Crane residence, 320 Friendship St. Guests and new members are always welcomed by the club. FMI: 832-7699.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Talk on Backyard Honeybee Queen Rearing, 10 a.m., Spicer Bees, 373 Hunts Meadow Rd., Whitefield. Dave Spicer leads this entry in Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers’ series of monthly outdoor meetings. Bring a veil/protective gear, lawn chair and bag lunch. All KLCB meetings are free and open to the public. FMI: klcbee.com, 563-7564.
  • 4th Annual Garden Party at Tina’s Daylilies, 310 East Pond Rd., Jefferson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sip lemonade in the gardens and look at the lilies. Twenty percent of daylily sales goes to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • “Lookin’ for Lichens” Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Maine Master Naturalist Jeff Pengel invites everyone to grab a hand lens, don walking shoes, and join the hunt for lichens, which are composite organisms consisting of a fungus and an alga that exist symbiotically. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.
  • Inaugural Bremen Library Garden Tour, Silent Auction & Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will include seven Bremen gardens tended by the homeowners that produce flora, fauna and food. The silent auction will take place at 4 p.m. Items are on display at the library now. The book sale will start at 9 a.m. and run all day. $25 tix benefit the library.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • Free Walk & Talk in Dresden on Organic Low-Till Farming, 5 p.m. Rob and Carl Johanson of MOFGA-certified Goranson Farm, Route 128, discuss the benefits and challenges they have experienced using conservation tillage and cover crops in organic vegetable production. Registration: info@knox-lincoln.org, knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer, 596-2040.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • Uses for Plants of the Heath Family, noon, Tuesday Talk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Denise DeSpirito gives the talk on plants of the Ericaceae family, which includes blueberries, and their herbal attributes and uses. $5; free for MNC members.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • Tree Identification Workshop on Sears Island, 3-5 p.m. Kevin Doran teaches how to ID a wide variety of deciduous trees and conifers in the free workshop. Park along the causeway at the end of Sears Island Road (off Route 1, just east of Searsport) and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 3 p.m. Steady rain cancels it. FMI: waldocountysoilandwater.org, 855-884-2284.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Ecovillage and Cohousing on Belfast Garden Days Tour, Fri., July 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. In the community of highly energy-efficient homes, see the personal gardens of several residents and the shared veggie beds that help provide food for communal meals. $5.
  • Info Session by WindowDressers at Thomaston Public Library, Fri., July 27, 5:30 p.m. Learn how the volunteer-run group makes affordable insulating window inserts that can be easily slid into place in fall and removed in spring.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Saturday Useful Clothing Sales at Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, 8-10 a.m. every Saturday (except August 11) through September. FMI: 354-6679.
  • Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Building, 18 Searsmont Rd. (Route 173). Sponsored by United Christian Church. FMI: 785-3521,
  • Yard Sale at Segerstrom Preserve at Squam Creek, Westport Island, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings from the Dunton farmhouse such as vintage bed frames, wooden tables and chairs, and lots of vinyl records. All proceeds go toward protecting wildlife and caring for trails at the preserve. More information is at kennebecestuary.org.
  • 29th Annual Searsmont Town Library Book & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-noon. Thousands of books, with bargains between 11 a.m. and noon; “Grandma’s Attic” yard sale; silent auction (closes at 11:30 a.m.). Free parking and admission at the Community Building.
  • Book Sale at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Clean, organized books; raffles; silent auction of local artworks.
  • Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop to Celebrate 50 Years, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Half-price sale and refreshments all day. Cake-cutting and remarks at 2 p.m. The shop at 17 Backstreet Landing is a source of funding for Skidompha Public Library.
  • Camden-Rockport Historical Society Antiques Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport. With 44 dealers from 11 states selling antiques across the spectrum, from Flow Blue to Americana to Folk. Admission is $7; $6 with the ad in this newspaper; free under 12.

COMING UP:

  • Book and Pie Sale in Jefferson, Sat., July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church on Gardiner Road. Books games, puzzles and homebaked apple, berry, lemon meringue and other pies. To pre-order a pie or buy a raffle ticket for a Lu Archer quilt (you don’t have to be present to win): 624-2569.
  • 4th Annual Washington Community Auction, Sat., July 28, Washington Fire Station, Old Union Road. The preview and silent auction are at 4 p.m. The live auction starts at 6 p.m. See the items on Facebook.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Summer Camp Roundup, of midcoast offerings; some provide scholarships. Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. Junior tennis day camps all summer. FMI: midcoastrec.org. Midcoast Conservancy, mountain biking, paddle boarding and kayaking at various times and locations. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org. Cornerspring Montessori School, Belfast. Weekly themed day camps through August 10. FMI: cornerspringmontessori.com. Central Lincoln County YMCA, Round Pond. Weekly sailing camp through August 24. FMI: clcymca.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • Just for Kids Yoga, Thursdays, July 19-Sept. 13 (no class August 23), from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. $40. Family discounts and financial help available. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Fun for Kids at Twin Villages Art Walk, 4-5 p.m., Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. Kids under 18 are invited to decorate a free organic cotton shopping bag with colorful markers while they sip free lemonade. Adults can join the fun for $5 per BAG.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Free Saturday Art Classes at Barn Swallow Book Shop in Rockport, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to Oct. 6. Led by art educators Avis Turner and Susan Beebe, they will cover the gamut of art techniques. No experience is required. Supplies will be provided.
  • Bicycle Rodeo at Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Free bicycle inspections, fitting of helmets, and free helmets for those who need one. With a road course and free refreshments.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • Family Fun Sunday at Rockland Congregational Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone is invited to a free picnic with lawn games like corn hole, water balloon toss, three-legged races and more. Kids under 12 must be with an adult. There will be chairs for adults. A third Family Fun Sunday is set for August 12.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • Mad Science Maine Sound Show at Rockport Opera House, 2 p.m. Kids can watch as light sends music across the room and listen as sound travels through solids, liquids and gases.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • Beech Hill Farm Tour for Kids in Rockport, 10 a.m. to noon. Coastal Mountains Land Trust offers a behind-the-scenes tour of its blueberry operations and lets kids try their hand at winnowing and raking. Register them by emailing info@coastalmountains.org.
  • Rockin’ Storytimes at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Katie for stories, songs and dances geared toward preschoolers and toddlers every Tuesday through August 7. Themes will include everything from whales to trucks.
  • Bird Identification Program for Kids in Rockland, 1-2 p.m., Project Puffin Visitor Center, Main Street. Kids will learn how to ID birds using field marks, work together to solve seabird puzzles, and draw a bird. Then everyone will ID the type of bird each person drew. The free program is for ages 6 and up.
  • 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: a Maine coastal scene!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • Explore Geology at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Kathryn Jensen of the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H leads an exploration of rocks, minerals and gems and tells what can be found in the backyard and even outer space. Appropriate for all ages; kids under 10 need to be with an adult. Free.
  • Peapod Program at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, 11 a.m. This one focuses on shipbuilding. Kids will hear a reading of “Salty Dog” by Gloria Rand, and make an origami boat to sail on the museum’s model pond. Peapod Programs are $2 with paid admission. They’re designed to help kids discover the museum through tours, stories, games and crafts.
  • Free Art Classes in Northport at Bayside Community Hall, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to August 15. Kids 5-12 are invited to join Baysider Sheila Allen for the classes, with all materials provided, and can attend one, some or all of them.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • 2nd Annual Potterfest at Rockland Public Library, 3-4 p.m. All ages are invited to dress as their favorite character (or just wear muggle clothes) and celebrate J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthday. Miss Katie and friends will supply bubbles, chalk and wizarding activities. Rain moves the party indoors.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids of all ages.
  • Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.
  • Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Thomaston Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class in Rockland, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • Free Infant Playgroup in Camden, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St. Newborns to 22 months. FMI: peopleplacecoop.org.
  • La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Open to any breastfeeding mother or mother who wants to learn more. Babies welcome. Free. FMI: 205-2515.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church. Free used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Tuesdays 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.
  • Lincoln County Dems Event: “Democracy Is Brewing,” 5-7 p.m. Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro. Meet candidates Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate, Laura Fortman for State Senate District 13, and Natasha Irving for District Attorney in District 6.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.
  • Night of Joy Ice Cream Social, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Water of Life Lutheran Church, Route 1, Newcastle. Everybody is invited.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Yoga on the Beach on Sears Island, 10-11:15 a.m. Missy Hatch will lead the lighthearted exploration of movement and stretching in the free public class that is geared for adults, but also welcomes attentive children. Meet at the island gate at 10 a.m. Bring a towel and wear comfy clothes. No pets.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Forum on New Trail at Riverview Hayfields Preserve, 9-11 a.m., Finnish Church, South Thomaston. The public is invited to comment on the proposed Bobolink Trail and learn more about Georges River Land Trust’s ongoing conservation efforts to preserve farm fields along Route 131.
  • Hike at Penobscot Shore Preserve, off Bowden Point Road in Prospect, from 9 to 11 a.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts its monthly Hike-the-Guide outing in its newest and most northern preserve. Free and open to all ages.
  • New Pickleball Courts at Belfast City Park Open, with a ribbon cutting for the four new courts at 9 a.m. and a scramble at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and prizes. There will be a chance for everyone to try pickleball at noon. The scramble costs $15 to enter: 338-0983, acsmiller02@gmail.com. Learn more at belfastpickleball.com.
  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers Kayaking from Port Clyde, 9:30 a.m. The three-hour trip is for advanced intermediate paddlers. Drop your boat at the Port Clyde Harbor ramp and then park on the road to Marshall Point Lighthouse. There will be an optional lunch at The Happy Clam. PWA Paddlers events are free and held rain or shine. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Coffee with Candidates Saturdays at Lincoln County Democrats HQ, from 10 to 11 a.m., Overlook Building, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Baked goods, coffee and a chance to meet candidates. This week, it’s Natasha Irving of Waldoboro, running for District Attorney in Prosecutorial District 6, which includes all of Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties.
  • Service to Honor Revolutionary War Hero Major General Henry Knox, 10:30 a.m., Thomaston Village Cemetery. With an honor guard in Revolutionary War garb, an invocation prayer, a “Did You Know?” presentation by Dr. William McCarriston, wreath-laying ceremony, and taps by Mike Whitehead.
  • Walk with Waldoboro Conservation Commission, 2 p.m. This entry in the family-friendly monthly series will take walkers along the trail at Quarry Hill, just off Depot Street.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • Hospice Annual Service of Remembrance, 4 p.m., in Merryspring Nature Center’s garden, Conway Road, Camden. The hour of music and readings is open to all. Participants are invited to share a short reading or memory at the interfaith gathering, hosted by Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers and Maine Health Care at Home.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • Talk on Contemporary Military Service, 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Taylor Beattie tells what his military life was like in this free public talk.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • Yoga in Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays through August 14. By donation.
  • July Activities at Belfast Senior Center, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to Belfast-area residents 60+. Free; donations appreciated. Bring a bag lunch; coffee available. July 24: Bring your project/sewing to spread out on one of the large tables or just play a game. July 31: Noon sing-along, ice cream social, and celebration of July birthdays.
  • “Songs, Stories and Prayers Around the Campfire,” 6:30 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old Country Road, Rockport. After the brief worship, there will be lawn games and strawberry shortcake. Bring a chair. All welcome.
  • Intermediate Yoga at Thomaston Yoga Studio, Tuesdays, July 24-Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. For students with some experience who wish to further their practice and try a wider variety of poses and styles. $50. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers on Medomak Pond and River, 10 a.m. The two-hour trip is appropriate for beginners. There will be an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. PWA Paddlers events are free and held rain or shine. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Free “Welcoming Wonder” Class, 4-5:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Abby Pettee and Jean Ashland encourage participants to practice gratitude while taking in the sights, scents and sounds of nature. Registration required: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness to Meet at Rockport Public Library, 4:30 p.m. The national grassroots organization is led by women who believe strongly that we need to act now to protect our wild natural areas. The local group will be planning outdoor activities, service projects and socials for the next few months. All are welcome. To learn more, visit greatoldbroads.org. For info about the local group: theoinmaine@gmail.com.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Jesse Casas will continue a discussion of researching using FamilySearch. Free; all welcome.
  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Camden, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Maine Sport Outfitters Kiosk, 16 Bayview St. Take a leisurely tour of midcoast waters with a Registered Maine Guide. Learn basic paddling and safety. Kids 10+ are welcome with an adult. $30. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • “Judaism and the Environment,” 7 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. Rabbinic intern Leora Perkins will lead the class, free and open to the public.
  • Gentle Yoga at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport, Wednesdays, July 25-Sept. 12, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. No experience needed. $50. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • Camden Senior Citizens to Meet, 10:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge at Simonton Corner in Rockport. Guest speaker Pat Webber will talk about the joys and challenges of raising a seeing-eye puppy for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Area seniors are welcome.
  • Buck Moon Paddle on Little Dyer Pond in Jefferson, 8 to 10 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center. Hike 1.5 miles to the pond, which remains wild, with little shoreline development, and glide under the “buck” moon (signifying that a buck’s antlers are in full-growth mode at this time of year). Midcoast Conservancy provides canoes, paddles and life jackets. All ages are welcome. You must register: midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.

COMING UP:

  • Night Hike at Oak Point Farm, Fri., July 27, 8-9 p.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at the Samoset Road preserve in Boothbay Harbor for an adventure in the dark. A naturalist will lead the way with a stop to investigate how human senses work in the dark and to get a better understanding of how other species have adapted to living without light. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Seaweed Events in Rockland, hosted by Maine Seaweed Exchange, which works to support a healthy, sustainable seaweed industry in Maine. Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference will be held at the Strand Theater on Fri., July 27, for existing and new farmers or anyone curious about learning more. The Maine Seaweed Fair, to celebrate all things seaweed, will be held in Snow Marine Park on Sat., July 28. It is free and open to the public. Learn more about both events at maineseaweedexchange.com.
  • Cemetery Cleaning and Repair Workshop, Fri.-Mon., July 27-30. The hands-on workshop is offered by Thomaston Historical Society and Thomaston Village Cemetery Committee, and led by Joe Ferrannini, owner of Grave Stone Matters in Hoosick Falls, New York. It is ideal but not required to attend all four days, with a minimum donation of $30 per day. FMI: info@thomastonhistoricalsociety.com.

ONGOING:

  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. FMI: tops.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location & other info: ananur@twc.com.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • People Helping People, network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Community Center. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Boothbay Harbor Community Center. Three Principles Course for anyone who feels stressed, depressed or angry and wants to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • Station Maine Free Community Rowing, this summer the 32-foot Cornish pilot gig leaves Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays. All ages, skill levels welcome, be you resident or visitor. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org.
  • Tennis for Fun, the free tennis clinic for special needs children and adults meets Fridays 3-4 p.m. June-September at Belfast City Park. FMI: tennisforfun.org, 338-0905.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. Support for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • “Substance Use & Mental Health in Our Community,” Fridays at noon in Belfast Free Library’s 3rd-floor meeting room. Discuss addiction & mental health issues that have affected you through your family, community or friends, and understand where the community needs to go.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Appleton Library Book Group for Adults, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and Kinship Program Support Groups, for all adoptive, foster & kinship families. Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. FMI: 800-833-9786, monica@affm.net.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln St.: Sober Hang-Out 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Friends & Family Together support group for friends & family of people with substance use disorders, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Narcotics Anonymous at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Refuge Recovery, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. FMI: Facebook.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, 4th Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, 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. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • 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., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, second Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Captain Albert Stevens School cafeteria. FMI: 338-6886, 322-4500.