NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Talk on Maine’s Changing Climate, at noon on Zoom. Explore Maine’s changing climate and how coastal communities can adapt with University of Maine Extension professor Esperanza Stancioff. She’ll tell how you can observe the changes in plants and animals and then report the findings to Maine’s Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program. Merryspring Nature Center’s Online Winter Talk series is free. Email info@merryspring.org for the link.
  • “Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine’s New National Monument,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Bremen Library hosts Laurie Apgar Chandler, who talks about her book and shows images of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It was two years old when Chandler trekked its peaks, then traded her hiking boots for a solo canoe. Taking the long way around, Chandler followed age-old waterways into the upper watershed of the Penobscot River, then descended its wild waters and quiet byways through the heart of the monument. To register, call 529-5572 or email bremenmainelibrary@gmail.com.
  • Captains’ Quarters: Stories of the Schooner Mary Day,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Sail, Power, and Steam Museum of Rockland continues its winter speaker series with a talk about the Mary Day, first of Maine’s windjammers to be built for carrying passengers along the coast of Maine. The 90-foot wooden boat was designed by its first captain, Havilah Hawkins Sr., and celebrated 50 years in service at Camden Windjammer Festival in 2012. Jim Sharp, cofounder of the museum, will be joined by Barry King, Havilah Hawkins, Ron Hawkins, and Steve Cobb. Details are at SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Armchair Adventure to New Zealand, at 6 p.m. in the Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6pm series. Join Vose Library trustee Laurie Warden and her husband, Tim, for their trip to New Zealand in February and March of 2020. They traveled throughout the North and South islands in a camper van. Email librarian@voselibrary.org by 3 p.m. for the link.
  • “The Secret Lives of White-Tailed Deer,” at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Rockport Public Library hosts Ed Robinson of Orr’s Island, Harpswell, an avid photographer and writer who offers lesser-known facts about the species with photos, facts and stories. A Q&A session will follow. A link to the free, public talk is available on the library’s Facebook page. Call 236-3642 for more info.
  • John Bunker Presents: “Grandma’s Apple Orchard: The Perfect Orchard with Only 12 Trees. How Did She Do It?” at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Palermo Community Library hosts Bunker, who was presented with the 2019 Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award by Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner Amanda Beal for saving Maine’s apple heritage. He is the author of “Apples and the Art of Detection: Tracking Down, Identifying, and Preserving Rare Apples” and “Not Far From the Tree — A Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo, Maine, 1804–2004.” A link to the program is on the library’s Facebook page and website.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Virtual Talk on Stress Reduction, at 2 p.m. on Zoom. Join Rockland Public Library’s Jessie Blanchard and Patty King for an interactive talk about stress reduction. They will present tips and techniques, including mindfulness, movement, and self-care. They will also share resources that can serve as a stress reduction toolkit. The free event is for adults and young adults. For a link, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 1:30 p.m.
  • “Using Technology to Document Racial Violence: On Finding History We Don’t Want to Remember,” 5 p.m. on Zoom. Karen Sieber – an expert on the Red Summer of 1919 – talks about advances in technology that have allowed historians to better understand the nation’s long and often forgotten history of violence against people of color. Sieber’s talk is offered in Waldo Reads Together, a program that invites you to read Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel “The Nickel Boys” and then take part in events like Sieber’s talk. Details: agingwellinwaldocounty.org/waldo-reads-together.
  • “Unsung Heroes: War Pigeons,” 6 p.m. on Zoom. Camden Public Library hosts Elizabeth Macalaster of Brunswick, who provides a slideshow on her new book “War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878–1957.” For more than seven decades, pigeons provided the U.S military with its fastest, most reliable means of communication. Trained by pigeoneers to fly up to 60 mph for hundreds of miles, homing pigeons served the U.S. in four wars on four continents. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.
  • “Mindfulness in Nature” Program, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to an introduction to mindfulness in nature with Tim Blair of The Mindful Nonprofit. Blair will introduce participants to how mindfulness can help change their relationship to the stressors in their lives, and he will demonstrate how being in nature can provide opportunities to explore this practice. Registration is free and required ahead of time at kennebecestuary.org or by calling 442-8400.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • “Online Lunch & Learn Series: The Sweet and Salty of Maine’s Sea Scallop Fishery” Webinar, at 12:30 p.m. Maine’s sea scallop fishery landings have rebounded in recent years with an estimated value of $4.5 million in 2019. Learn about the status of the science, policy and markets for the fishery and its prospects for the future in the free program hosted by the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Register through the Events page of coastalfisheries.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • STRAND ON THE AIR: Don’t Let the Internet Get You Down Edition,” at 5 p.m. The Rockland theater’s radio show is broadcast on WRFR (93.3 Rockland and 99.3 Camden) and streamed on wrfr.org. Tune in to the variety show of skits and music with the Strand Family Players and musical guests. Details: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2:

  • Talk on the American Eel and Its Use in Maine Aquaculture, at noon on Zoom, Merryspring Nature Center of Camden hosts Kathleen Marciano of American Unagi for a program about the natural history of the American eel, a fish with a fascinating life history that still mystifies scientists. Marciano will speak about its life cycle, cultural significance around the world, and why it is a valued species in Maine and abroad. She will also speak about American Unagi, a midcoast Maine-based eel aquaculture company formed in 2014 and their work to cultivate and bring awareness to this enigmatic species. Merryspring’s Online Winter Talk series is free. Guests must email info@merryspring.org to attend. Links will be emailed in the morning.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Virtual Premiere of “Coral Suite,” at 7 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts presents an online multimedia performance that pays tributes to earth’s biodiversity and the need for its protection, featuring Palaver Strings and Kyle Sanna and Dana Lyn. Pay-what-you-wish tickets are at baychamberconcerts.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • New Shades of Blue in Camden Opera House’s SoundCheck Series, 7:30 p.m. The Maine group plays a mix of old-time jazz, blues and originals, some reggae-based. The audience-free show, rescheduled from last month, will stream live from the opera house stage to its Facebook page, where it will be free to watch – no link or RSVP needed. SoundCheck shows run most Fridays through April. Coming March 5, When Particles Collide. The full lineup is at CamdenOperaHouse.com.
  • Concerts for a Cause Presents David Wilcox in East Coast Virtual Livestream Concert, at 7:30 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick has teamed up with Wilcox to raise funds for Charities with Soul: Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. Folk singer Wilcox has recorded 20 albums. His latest, “The View from the Edge,” earned him the Grand Prize in the 2018 USA Songwriting Contest. The link to $20 tickets is at uubrunswick.org.

FILM

  • Streaming from Strand Theatre in Rockland, at RocklandStrand.com, “Rams,” “Cowboys,” “Some Kind of Heaven,” “Two of Us,” “A Glitch in the Matrix.”
  • Streaming from Colonial Theatre in Belfast, at ColonialTheater.com, “Two of Us,” “A Glitch in the Matrix,” “Atlantis,” “Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time,” “The Salt of Tears,” “Some Kind of Heaven,” “Identifying Features,” “Museum Town,” “Coup 53.”

ARTS

  • Camden Public Library’s February Virtual Gallery: “New Ventures Maine,” a show by midcoast artists who have taken New Ventures Maine classes.
  • “Our Town and Times in the Editorial Cartoons of Douglas Coffin,” in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library through the end of March. Coffin’s cartoons ran in the Waldo Independent.
  • Alumni and Fellows Exhibition at Messler Gallery, at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport and open to the public through April 7. It features 22 pieces of contemporary woodwork.
  • Art You Love Online Auction to Benefit CMCA, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, runs through February 26 at noon. Featuring more than 50 works of art by leading and emerging artists connected with Maine, the auction supports CMCA’s exhibitions and educational programming. CMCAnow.org.
  • Belfast’s 25th Arts in the Park will take place on June 26 and 27 at Steamboat Landing Park on the waterfront. This year’s event will have booths for 50 Maine artisans, who may apply by March 1. Forms are at belfastmaine.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Art & Journaling, 4 p.m. Get project ideas through email and then meet on Zoom. Join Camden Public Library’s creative group for a different project every Wednesday. For ideas ahead of time and the Zoom meeting link, email alhand@librarycamden.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • “Lunch/Break: Curatorial Tours,” join Bethany Engstrom and Rachel Romanski on Zoom at noon on Thursdays for a 30-minute livestream tour of the Biennial at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. The series alternates between tours of the entire exhibit and deep dives into themes found within the show. The bite-sized tours offer viewers a chance to ask questions, share thoughts, and commune with CMCA’s curatorial staff and fellow art-lovers. This Thursday, Deep Dive: Environmentalism with Bethany Engstrom and on March 4, Deep Dive: Humor with Rachel Romanski. Details are at CMCAnow.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • 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 selections from fiction and nonfiction. New readings are available every Friday at 11 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Full Snow Moon Sgraffito Class, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Good Supply’s property in Pemaquid. In this plein air class, participants will learn to pack and carry everything needed to make sgraffito etchings on porcelain by moonlight. A history of sgraffito will be given while ceramics artist Tim Christensen shares techniques regarding planning, quality drafting, and studio mobility and resilience. The workshop costs $160. COVID-19 precautions will be followed. More information is at thegoodsupply.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 1:

  • New Hours at Rockland Public Library, starting today: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday,10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The building is open to 15 people at a time. Masks are required. For those who cannot wear a mask, the library will provide a reusable face shield. Patrons are asked to keep their visit to 30 minutes per day. The time limit for computers is 30 minutes. Computer/copier assistance is limited to what can be provided from six feet away. Returns continue to be accepted in outside bins only. For those who want no-contact service, curbside pickup continues Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Invasive Species Awareness Week is February 22 to 26, and to learn 10 very specific ways you can help slow the spread of invasive species in Maine, go to content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEDACF/bulletins/2c21de9.
  • Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2021 Spring Plant Sale, visit knox-lincoln.org to download a catalog or to shop online; call 596-2040 or email julie@knox-lincoln.org to receive a catalog by USPS. This year, there will be curbside pickup of orders on Saturday, May 8, at Union Fairgrounds. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public sale this year
  • Mid-Coast Audubon Offering Free Bird Feeding Stations to Schools and Libraries, applications are due by March 30. Details: midcoast.maineaudubon.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • “Seed Starting 101,” on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Anne E. Perkins of Camden Garden Club will discuss how home gardeners can propagate plants from seeds and will demonstrate tips and techniques. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request the Zoom link.
  • “Rats and Other Vermin Control on the Farm” Webinar, from 1 to 3 p.m. It will include guidance for keeping rodents out of barns and grain storage areas, controlling racoons, foxes and weasels in hen houses and other livestock pens, and reducing predation of pastured animals. A $5 donation is optional. Registration is at extension.umaine.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Webinar on Edible Native Plants, at 6 p.m. UMaine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension offer home gardeners “Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard and Beyond,” which identifies more than two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to backyard landscapes and supporting native pollinators. Free; a $5 donation is optional. Register at extension.umaine.edu to attend or get a link to the recording.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Class for Intermediate Beekeepers, with at least two years of experience, meets Thursdays, February 25 to March 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Focused on effectively managing a hobby apiary in Maine, topics include maximizing colony health, honey production and swarm prevention. The fee is $150 per person, with required books; $80 if required books are purchased elsewhere. Register on the Intermediate Beekeeping: Apiary Management webpage at extension.umaine.edu.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Forestry Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, from noon to 2 p.m. Forestry experts will lead the walk and explain the Crop Tree Release projects at Hidden Valley and how they relate to forest health, wildlife and habitat, soil and water quality, trail layout, and low-impact harvest techniques. This is the second in a three-part series. The first walk looked at the Pre-crop Tree Release; this walk will address what goes on during the Crop Tree Release; and the final walk will look at what happens after crop tree release. Participants should meet at the Barn; everyone should bring a mask and be prepared to maintain physical distancing protocols. The rain date for the event is Sunday, February 28. Registration for the free walk is at midcoastconservancy.org. Contact Tim Libby with any questions at tim@midcoastconservancy.org.

FOOD & DRINK

  • Belfast Free Library’s Third Annual Food Drive in February, with donations going to No Greater Love Food Pantry in Belfast. Donate nonperishable food items – most wanted are mac and cheese, canned pastas, children’s snacks, cereal, jam, peanut butter – at the library.
  • Take-Out Dinners to Raise Funds for Penobscot Bay Language School, in Rockland, are available through May. The school has paired with Me Lon Togo Restaurant of Camden for the fundraiser. Details are at penobscot.us.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • “My Cart, My Plate” Virtual Class, noon to 12:30 p.m. Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake can be challenging if you’re leaning on your old grocery shopping habits. Join this lunchtime presentation to discover tips that will help you set yourself up for success. Free. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • 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.
  • Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school kids are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes, books.
  • Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group, Tuesdays in February, 12:30 to 2 p.m. The online support group for breastfeeding families also provides individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are welcome. Run by a lactation consultant from OB/GYN. After you register and shortly before the meeting, you will receive an email on how to participate. The group is free. Registration: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Camden Library Hosts “Book Birthday Event,” at 4 p.m., celebrating the release of “Hip, Hip . . . Beret!” by local children’s book author Melanie Ellsworth and illustrator Morena Forza. The event will include a special reading by the author and a question-and-answer session afterward with the author and illustrator. Email children’s librarian Amy Hand at alhand@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.
  • LGBTQ+ Online Youth Group, for ages 9 to 12, on Zoom, Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out, try a workshop, play games and connect with peers. Go to OutMaine.org for details.
  • Free Parenting Program on Zoom, Families CAN!, which helps parents of kids ages 5 to 12 build a stronger relationship with their children. Parents will learn styles of parenting, nonviolent discipline techniques, cooperation and communication and more. Midcoast Maine Community Action offers the three-part class Tuesdays, February 23, March 2, and March 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. To register, call Helen Rogers at 844-1285.
  • The Tiniest Librarian Finds a Valentine: A Tiny Puppet Musical by Brittany Parker, offered in Penobscot Theatre Company’s all-virtual Digitus Theatrum season and streamed through February 28. Written by and starring Rockland-based artist, musician and educator Brittany Parker, The Tiniest Librarian features an original musical score of pop-rock songs and uses a live-feed video camera and projection screen to bring the puppets to larger-than-life scale. It is most appropriate for ages 3 to 10 and their families. To learn more, visit penobscottheatre.org or call 942-3333.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Outdoor Story Time, Camden Public Library holds it from 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s librarian Miss Amy leads the in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their space. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Amy Hand to register at: 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, on Zoom every Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. Hang out, try a workshop, play games and connect with peers. Go to OutMaine.org for details.
  • Introduction to First Grade at Ashwood Waldorf School: A Virtual Open House, from 6 to 7 p.m., for adults who want to learn about the school’s kindergarten through grade eight programs. While hosts will entertain questions on all aspects of the school, the focus will be “Crossing the Bridge into First Grade.” Registration: info@ashwoodwaldorf.org or 236-8021.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Baby Time with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Postpartum Support Group, meets online at 11 a.m. The group was created by a group of women who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences themselves and/or have been educated on them. It offers a place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk, listen, get support and learn about postpartum experiences. To register: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Virtual Clay School for Third-Graders, nine sessions that meet 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, starting February 25, hosted by The Good Supply in Pemaquid, and led virtually by Tim Christensen from his Roque Bluffs studio. Topics will include pinch pots, slab construction, sgraffito, coil building, and sculpture. There will be options for three outdoor meetups during kiln firings. Cost is $150 and includes all materials. Details can be found at thegoodsupply.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Gear Rentals at Jefferson’s Hidden Valley Nature Center, of Nordic skis, fat-tire bikes and snowshoes with sizes for the entire family, are available this Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations necessary. Prices are listed at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Late Winter Nature Walk for Families at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, at 10 a.m. All ages are invited on the guided tour to explore late winter ecology. Guests will watch for winter birds, look for animal tracks, identify leafless trees, and watch for signs of the coming spring and changing season. This walk will also introduce walkers to Merryspring’s new trail-blazing system and map, which have been redesigned over the past year by volunteers. The program is part of the Free Family Programs series at Merryspring and is free to all ages. Space is limited, and guests must register by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org. All guests must wear face masks, weather-appropriate clothing and shoes, and be prepared to walk for one hour.

MONDAY, MARCH 1:

  • 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. This winter the group is creating podcasts to share online and on FM radio. Email leah@outmaine.org for details.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2:

  • 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.
  • Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school kids are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes, books.
  • 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. Go to OutMaine.org for details.

COMING UP:

  • Watershed School Virtual Open House for Climate Action Leadership Lab Semester Program, on Thursday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. Prospective families and students are invited to learn about CALL, a semester-long program for high school sophomores and juniors equipping students with knowledge and tools to act on climate change in their community. The open house will focus on the CALL curriculum, opportunities for students both locally and around the world, and day-to-day life at Watershed, an independent high school in Camden. Register at watershed-school.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Camden Rotary Club Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Grants, through February 27. Eight grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofits in Knox County or Lincolnville that address basic human needs. Learn more at camdenrotary.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Central Lincoln County YMCA Stronger Together Virtual Event, continues through March 28 with an array of activities and challenges posted on the Y’s social media pages and website, clcymca.org. The virtual event can be participated in from anywhere as long as you have internet access and a phone or a computer. The Y encourages people to extend invitations to their friends and family even if they do not live in the Damariscotta area.
  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. The Spanish language reading and conversation group, facilitated by Camden Public Library, meets online via Zoom. For more information and to request a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.
  • Coastal Rivers Offers Nature-Themed “Fireside Chats” in February, Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. Join naturalist Sarah Gladu for the free weekly Zoom programs. Ask questions and share observations during the relaxed, unstructured talks. Details: coastalrivers.org.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Online Support Group, 6 p.m. The group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Currently the group is meeting via Zoom. Free. Those interested in participating should contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237 or at cblouin@pbmc.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Black Lives Matter Vigils in Rockland, every Wednesday at Chapman Park (corner of Park and Main, by Walgreens) from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to the peaceful vigils to bring attention to the ongoing problem of racism. Wear a mask and social distance. For more info, 385-7452 or smanning5757@gmail.com.
  • Online Tai Chi/QiGong Classes, Wednesdays, February 24 and March 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. The Good Tern Co-op sponsors the classes led by Mike Shunney of Innerworks Center. Tai Chi and QiGong combine slow, mindful movements, meditation, and natural breathing that can help relieve stress and improve circulation, balance, and alignment. Shunney will teach seated and standing methods. Register for one or both free classes: 594-8822 or marketing@goodtern.coop.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Mainebiz Hosts Annual Five on the Future Forum, virtually this year. It features a panel discussion, with a group of industry experts from top economists to area business leaders, who will offer insights into what Maine businesses can expect during 2021. For more info, go to mainebiz.biz.
  • Camden Public Library’s Tech Help Hour on Zoom, from 1 to 2 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.
  • GOP General Meeting of Waldo County Republicans, at 6:30 p.m. Email waldocountyrep@gmail.com for the location and include your name and town.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • 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.
  • Midcoast Conservancy Winter Owl Prowl Hike, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Take in the howls of distant coyotes, hooting owls and the rustle of creatures in the underbrush under the light of the moon on a hike to Little Dyer Pond and back, a total of about two and a half miles. Those who don’t own snowshoes may borrow a pair from Midcoast Conservancy – arrive 15 minutes early. Registration is required: midcoastconservancy.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Saturday Tai Chi at Thomaston Public Library, Daniel Saucier leads the group from 11 a.m. to noon in the gym of the Academy building (downstairs from the library). Free. Face masks are required. Newbies and the experienced are welcome. More info: 354-2453 or library@thomastonmaine.gov.
  • Lenten Vigil for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works on Saturdays in Lent (February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and Holy Saturday, April 3). Gather in front of the Administration Building on Washington Street in Bath from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and walk down to leaflet workers at the shift change. General Dynamics builds Aegis guided missile destroyers in the BIW shipyard. Wear masks, maintain social distance, and bring signs. FMI: 763-4062.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Maine Recreational Guide Course, offered by Waldo County Technical Center and North Star Adventures, beginning this Sunday on the WCTC campus. The course will be taught in a module format that allows participants to take what they need to pass the guide test. The modules are scheduled in February, May and June and include Winter Campcraft, Rules, Regulations & Identification, Weather, Leadership & Group Management, Map & Compass, Risk Management & Trip Planning, and an Expedition Canoeing Weekend. Learn more at northstaradventures.me.
  • Community Circle: Who Are We Becoming? on Zoom from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Dancing Elephant in Rockland hosts the community evening of reflection to let attendees share stories, musings, and anecdotes about their evolution during the pandemic. Donations requested, but not required. Register at rocklandyoga.com or call 594-1694.

MONDAY, MARCH 1:

  • Talk by National Geographic Young Explorer Amara Ifeji, on Zoom at 3 p.m. She will discuss how citizen science can help promote equity in the science and technology fields and speak about her experiences as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) individual, and the marginalization she has faced in nurturing a connection to place and environment. She will talk about how her passion for water justice led her to not only foster this connection herself, but to also serve as a conduit for other BIPOC and female-identifying students. The talk is free and hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. Register at maine.edu.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2:

  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. The Spanish language reading and conversation group, facilitated by Camden Public Library, meets on Zoom. For a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Online Support Group, 6 p.m. via Zoom. Free. Those interested in participating should contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237 or at cblouin@pbmc.org.
  • Online Gentle Pilates Class, begins March 2 and runs for 10 weeks, from noon to 1 p.m., over Zoom. It’s an offering in Five Town CSD Adult Ed’s Spring-Summer Semester, which will also offer Mindful Yoga on Zoom, with three different options for sessions, incuding one that runs March 3 to April 21. Learn more at fivetowns.maineadulted.org or 236-7800, option 5.

COMING UP:

  • Free Sap-to-Syrup Program at Aldermere Farm, at 70 Russell Avenue in Rockport, will be offered in March, every Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Face masks required. No public restrooms. Registration closes March 5 and is available online at aldermere.org/programs/aldermere/sap-to-syrup.