THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • “Reach Out” Potluck at Camden’s First Congregational Church, 6 p.m. Free and open to everyone. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share. This one features a short presentation about the volunteer-based nonprofit Knox County Health Clinic by Executive Director Meredith Batley. FMI: 236-4821.
  • Tix on Sale for Rockland’s 14th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour, set for Sun., Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m., offering sweet and savory pies of every type by the Historic Inns of Rockland and 20 other Rockland and Camden venues. $30 adults; $15 under 11: piesonparade.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Snow Outings & Potluck Social at Cloe and David’s Farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring skis, snowshoes, ice skates or boots, according to conditions. Short and long excursions, or just come for the potluck at noon. This Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition event is free and open to all. Weather updates: 338-1147.
  • New Date for Boar’s Head Feast in Belfast, now set for Saturday at 5 p.m. in The First Church in Belfast, UCC, at Spring and Court streets. The menu will include turkey, ham, pork, potatoes, vegetables and wassail, with bread pudding for dessert. With jesters, mummers and a choir. The boar’s head will be presented to the King and Queen. $15 per person; $25 for families with young kids.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Potluck Supper and Discussion to Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 5:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. All are welcome, and should bring a dish, if possible. A panel will reflect on their experiences as activists during the Civil Rights Movement 50 years ago and discuss today’s anti-racism movement. FMI: 563-3379.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Free Community Supper at Bremen Union Church, 523 Waldoboro Road, Bremen, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Chicken pot pies, hot vegetables, salad, rolls, desserts and beverage. If you know a housebound person who would like to have a meal delivered, call 529-6318 by evening of Jan. 14.
  • MOFGA Charcuterie Series, four Tuesdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Offered by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association at Smith’s Smokehouse in Monroe, and led by Andy Smith. Learn the ins and outs of starting your own business, and get tips for curing bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more. $350 MOFGA members; $400 others: events@mofga.org, 568-4142.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Forum in Windham: “Growing Farm-Friendly Communities,” 9-11 a.m. at Windham Town Hall, 8 School St. Panel talk on how to create municipal agricultural commissions and other tools that support farms. $25 general public; $15 members of GrowSmart Maine and Maine Farmland Trust. Sign-up: bit.ly/FarmFriendlyForum.

COMING UP:

  • Talk on “Cooking with Sea Veggies” in Searsport, Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. Join Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company for a talk about sea vegetables from the Gulf of Maine and a demo of cooking techniques. Free. FMI: 548-2529.
  • Annual Souper Supper and Cake Auction with Rosey Gerry in Appleton, Sat., Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m. The fund-raiser for Appleton Public Library is held at the Appleton Village School. Soups and breads served for $8 adults; $5 kids; $25 family cap. The lively cake auction starts at 6 p.m. If you can donate soup or cake: appletonlibraryjulie@gmaill.com.
  • Ravioli Cooking Class, Sun., Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m., East Forty Farm, Waldoboro. Learn to make it from scratch, along with sauces and fillings, some traditional, some unexpected. $30: eastfortyfarm.com.
  • 7th Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off in Rockland, at Trackside Station, 4 Union St., on Sun., Jan. 28, from 2-5 p.m. Grab your recipes and fight for the top spot in the professional or amateur categories. The entry fee of $20 goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To enter: canderson@rocklandmaine.gov.