• Let’s Talk About It Book Group at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. Lee Heffner leads a discussion of “The Chase” by Alejo Carpentier. Discussions centered on Cuban literature continue on January 14 with “Dreaming in Cuban” by Christina Garcia. All are welcome
  • Colin Page at Knox County Art Society’s Quarterly Meeting, at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main Street, Camden. A 5 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. meeting are followed by a tour of Page Gallery, on Bayview Street, opened earlier this year by Page to sell his and other artists’ work. Page studied at Rhode Island School of Design and Cooper Union. The event is open to the public, who must register for the tour at the reception. Suggested donation of $10 for nonmembers.
  • “The Sacred Garden” on Display in Camden, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street. Camden artist Kathryn Oliver’s large paintings inspired by stained-glass and Byzantine iconography are on view through January 6.


  • Holiday Pop-Up at Steel House North, 711 Main Street, Rockland, runs Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work by 29 midcoast artists, from ceramics to jewelry to letterpress cards and handmade books. An artists’ reception is set for Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.


  • Open House at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main Street, Rockland, from 5 to 7 p.m.


  • “Step Into Sweet Tree” at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street, Hope, from 10 a.m. to noon on second Saturdays in December, January, February and March. This month is “Bags, Bags, Bags,” led by Argy Nestor. Beginner sewers welcome. Make a fabric book bag, grocery bag or beach bag. Adults may attend without kids; kids under 12 must be with an adult. The cost is $15.
  • Open House at Blue Yonder Coastal Artisans Gift Shop, at Knox County Regional Airport, 23 Terminal Lane in Owls Head, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free raffle, delicious treats, crafters at work and a book signing by Judith Biscaia.
  • Maine Wood Carvers at Maine State Museum, 230 State Street, Augusta, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodworkers will offer hands-on instruction in the use of knives, gouges, and other tools and show their finished works. Kids can try their hands at soap carving. Museum admission is free for the day.
  • Holiday Open Studio and Sale at Meghan Flynn Ceramics, 209 Main Street, Lincolnville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ceramics by Flynn and Miki Glasser for 15 percent off.
  • Open Studio With Belfast artist Lewis Cisle, 2 to 4 p.m., 243 High Street, Belfast. Known for his landscape, nature and allegorical art, Cisle invites collectors, artists and friends to enjoy holiday treats. FMI: 207-505-5995.


  • Holiday Open House at Salt Bay Art Supply, 458 Main Street, Damariscotta, Wednesday, December 18, 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments for everyone, and gift bags for the first 12 visitors.
  • Wood Turning Intensive at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, from January 13 through March 6. The hands-on course is for all skill levels and will include turning architectural components, bowls, boxes, and furniture, plus tool making, business practices, milling and more. $5,350; one scholarship available. Learn more at WoodSchoolorg.


  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Messler Gallery, Rockport. “Contemporary Greenwood,” to January 2.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Temporality | The Process of Time,” to February 23.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine” and “The Wyeths: Family and Friends,” both to December 29. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9. “Andrew Wyeth: Witches, Ghosts and Mischief,” to March 1. “MAINE: The Farnsworth Collection,” to March 14. “Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice,” to April 12.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives,” to January 12. “Babara Moran: Letter to the World,” to February 9.


  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Knit2Together at Belfast Free Library, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Knitters and crocheters at every level are invited to drop in.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Knitting Group at Camden Public Library, second Tuesdays through June, 4 to 5 p.m. Bring your own project or try something new; supplies provided.
  • Warren Free Public Library, offers adult coloring Wednesdays at noon, and knitting every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and first Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Crafternoons at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. The group meets every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (with a larger group on third Thursdays) and invites people to bring their knitting, mending or crafting for conversation, questions and socializing.
  • Adult Coloring Club at Rockland Public Library, third Saturdays at 10 a.m. Free; all materials supplied.