• Polish Meal at Penobscot School in Rockland, 6 p.m. The meal will include an appetizer, bigos (hunter’s stew) and jablkami (apple pancakes), prepared by Ewa Swinton of Krakow, Poland. $35. Registration:, 594-1084.


  • Maine Grass Farmers Network’s Annual Grazing Conference, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kennebec Valley Community College in Hinckley. Registration:
  • In Belfast: St. Patrick’s Day “Taste of the Market,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Belfast Farmers’ Market in its winter home in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware on Route 1. Market members will give out samples of goodies made with ingredients they grow or produce. 2017 Maine Harvest Bucks can still be redeemed.
  • Communi-Tea at Thomaston Public Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Treats and hot tea will be served, and library staffers will show off a trove of old photos and documents they uncovered, with hope that attendees will share some “remember when” stories. Donations of canned or boxed food, pet care or personal care items for the food pantry are welcome.


  • St. Patrick’s Day Dinners Starring Corned Beef and Cabbage, include:
  • The First Church in Belfast, UCC, 55 Spring Street, 5-7 p.m. With music by Celtic harpist Nancy Schroeder and a sing-along led by John Cameron. $10 per person; $25 per family.
  • St. Denis Knights of Columbus Hall in North Whitefield, Route 126, 5 p.m. Donations taken to continue the Knights’ charitable work.
  • People’s United Methodist Church in South Thomaston, 13 Chapel Street, 5:30 p.m. With yeast rolls on the side. $8 adults; $4 kids.


  • Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Columbian Club Hall, 807 Middle St. Eggs to order, bacon, pancakes, coffee, lots more. Suggested donation of $7 adults; $3 under 12; free under 3.


  • Talk on Chocolate from Bean to Bar, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Kate McAleer, owner and founder of Bixby & Co., tells how the seed pod of the cacao tree of Central and South America is transformed into the familiar confection. $5.
  • Fundraiser at Flatbread Co. in Rockport, 5-9 p.m. A portion of proceeds from every pizza sold goes to Children’s House Montessori School in Camden.


  • “Basics of Cheese Making,” 6-8 p.m., Deer Foot Farm, Appleton. Cheesemaker Arlene Brokaw demonstrates the basics of how to make simple cheeses at home. Students will leave with a sample of cheese. $35. Registration: or 785-3200.


  • Fundraiser at Eclipse Restaurant, Rockland. Ten percent of all sales made from 5-8 p.m. will go to Oceanside High School Class of 2018 Project Graduation.


  • Free Breakfast on National Vietnam Veterans Day, Thurs., March 29, 8 a.m., Waterville Elks Lodge. Vietnam veterans are invited to the free breakfast by The Travis Mills Foundation, which is based in Hallowell and was founded by retired Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, who lost parts of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan.