THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11:

  • Panel Talk: “Seafood – The Strength of Our Past and Promise of Our Future,” 6 p.m. at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street in Portland. Featuring Barton Seaver, chef, NatGeo explorer, award-winning author, and director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He’ll be joined by reps from the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association and Gulf of Maine Research Institute for a talk on the future of fish and lobsters in Maine waters. Samples of Maine seafood will be provided afterward. $15 tix: 774-1822 or MaineHistory.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Fall Festival on the Village Church Lawn in Washington, noon to 3 p.m. Games, music, crafts, pie-baking contest, food and fun. The rain date is Oct. 20.
  • Public Spaghetti Supper at Rockport Masonic Temple, Main Street, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Masons and Rockville Community Chapel. $9 adults; $4 under 10.
  • Ranked Choice Beer Election, 5:30 p.m. at Rock Harbor Brewing Company, 5 Payne Avenue in Rockland. The event is intended to help people learn about Maine’s ranked-choice voting system via tasty brews.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Fall Feast and Bargain Book Sale, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thomaston Public Library’s gazebo. Various chilis and chowders, apple crisp a la mode, cider and hot chocolate will be available for $8 a plate (free under 10) to benefit the library’s 40 Days of Summer program.
  • Last Supper of the Season at Prospect Community Center, 4-6 p.m. Baked beans, hot dogs, pulled pork, lasagna, chop suey, scalloped potatoes and casseroles, plus salads, pies, cakes and yeast rolls. $8 adults; $2 under 12.
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 200, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Masonic Hall. $8 adults; $5 kids; $25 families. The pack welcomes new cubs; call 217-7703 for details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Harvest Fest at Pumpkin Vine Farm in Somerville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Farmers’ Market will offer fall flavors: Sand Hill Farm will be grilling garlic, eggplant and squash; Briggs Farm will be cooking pork; Pumpkin Vine Farm will be making cajeta, a goats’ milk caramel sauce. Wear walking shoes for a fall saunter on the farm’s trails, with the possibility of being accompanied by a goat.
  • 6th Annual Lobsterpalooza Contest, at Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street in Rockland. This year’s theme is “Lobster, Maine’s Comfort Food,” and doors will open at 1 p.m. so the public can taste the creations prepared by pro and amateur chefs. $10 tix: State of Maine Cheese Company in Rockport, AIOFoodPantry.org and the door. Profits go to the AIO Food Pantry and Heating Assistance program.
  • 2018 Waldo County Pie and Story Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse. Jennifer Armstrong and Friends present the program with music and stories for all ages. Halfway through, slices of pie will be available for a dollar each. Anyone can enter a sweet or savory pie – from pizza to whoopie – as long as it is homemade. Call 322-2265, or go to PieStoryFestival on Facebook for more info.
  • Harvest Dinner of Lincoln County Democratic Committee, 5 p.m. in Kings Mills Union Hall, 901 Townhouse Road in Whitefield. The meal will include hearty stews, chowders, breads, cider and pies, all made with locally harvested produce. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will attend and folk group Well Seasoned will play. $15 (free under 10) at the door or at LincolnCountyDem-ocrats.com/harvest.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Luncheon at Herring Gut Learning Center, 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde, at 11:30 a.m. People interested in volunteering this winter are invited to learn more. RSVP: Heidi@HerringGut.org, 372-8677.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Pizza with Midcoast League of Women Voters, 5-9 p.m. at Flatbread Co. in Rockport. Eat some pie, learn about ranked-choice voting and pick up a Maine voting guide. A portion of each pizza sold will help fund voter resources.
  • “Beating the Sugar Blues” in Belfast, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Avenue. Learn about different types of sugar, how sugar affects your body and mood, and how balancing your diet can reduce sugar cravings. You’ll sample a sugarless snack and leave with new recipes and ideas. $10. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Class on “Homemade Baby Food for Beginners,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Learn simple techniques for preparing, storing and repurposing baby food for all stages to suit babies’ needs as they grow. $10. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Aging in Place in Union Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. downstairs in Union Town Office on Common Road. Town Manager Jay Feyler will discuss tax abatements. Ambulance Director Jesse Thompson will explain how “Good Morning Union” telephone check-ins will work. Caregivers are welcome. To learn more: 785-3658.

COMING UP:

  • Rally for Democracy Street Party, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln County Democrats HQ, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta. Food trucks will include Joe Lane Lobsterman, Taco the Town and SugarSpell Sweets, and Jeff Hurd of Narrows Tavern will be purveying local brews and wines. With music by Lincoln Academy’s Five O’Clock Jazz combo and bands Leopard Girls and Driving Charlie Home. Poet Gary Lawless will be on hand, along with Democratic candidates, including Janet Mills and Zak Ringelstein.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling organic and local food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through October at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street. After October, it moves to the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, Route 1. Belfast (UFMM), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Camden, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October, 116 Washington Street. Rockland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays through October, Harbor Park.