THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Free “Heart-Healthy Cooking” Class at Quarry Hill in Camden, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cooking for Health series at Anderson Inn for adults 50+. Learn how to use fresh foods to make inexpensive meals that are good for your heart. Registration required: 921-6116.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Mid-Coast Shrine Club Annual Fish Chowder Public Supper, 5-7 p.m., Thomaston Masonic Lodge. $10.
  • Chili/Chowder/Fish Soup Dinner at Bremen Union Church, 5-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Soups, corn bread, rolls, desserts and beverage. Proceeds defray the cost of a sound system for the sanctuary.
  • Free Public Supper, 5 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland (across from Lake Chickawaukie). Everyone is invited: beans, casseroles & homemade pies served. Donations accepted for Knox County Homeless Coalition.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Cooking & Conversation Classes at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay St., Rockland. Open to all, regardless of language experience. Learn new vocabulary and cook regional dishes. French C&C runs 5:30-7:30 p.m. on six Tuesdays, starting Sept. 26. FMI: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.
  • Talk and Tasting, 11-12:30 p.m. Ocean House, Penobscot Shores, Belfast. Talk by owners of Eat More Cheese shop and tastings of a variety of cheeses along with other refreshments. Free. FMI/register: 338-2332.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Public ?Supper at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Ham dinner served family style, including beverages & desserts. $8 adults/$4 under 13.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Persian Meal at Penobscot Language School in Rockland, 6 p.m. Nina Noah, whose mom was born in Iraq and raised in Iran, and local foodie Louise MacLellan-Ruf will prepare pomegranate and pistachio meatballs, a chicken stew called khoresh fesengan, and dessert. Noah will talk about Persian mealtime customs. $35. RSVP: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.

COMING UP:

  • Old-Fashioned Bean Supper, Sat., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. The Sussman House hosts a bean-hole supper at Rockland Congregational Church on Limerock Street with Maynard Stanley stirring the pot. Sides include hot dogs, coleslaw, biscuits, pickles, beverages and homemade pies. $10 adults/$5 ages 6-12/free under 6.
  • Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Hurricane Relief, Sat., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. at the People’s United Methodist Church of Union, Depot St., just off the Union Common, behind the post office.100% of procceeds go through UMCOR for hurricane relief. Adults $10/8 & over $5/children under 7 free/2 adults, 2 or more children under 12, $25.
  • Public Supper, Sat., Sept. 30, 4:30-6 p.m., Washington Fire Dept., 42 Old Union Rd. Turkey, baked beans, pies, vegetarian dishes available. Adults $10/children $5.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring St., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Camden, 116 Washing-ton St., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m. Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Union’s Sept. 29 market (last day of the season) celebrates the harvest with kids carving pumpkins, and music by Rosey Gerry & the Route 17 Ramblers. Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.