FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Waldo County Tech Center’s Cafe Opens for Friday Lunches, in Waldo, from noon to 1 p.m. (school schedule permitting). Lunches will be $9 by cash or check. The kick-off menu will feature butternut squash soup, vegetable stuffed shells with tomato sauce, garlic bread and blueberry crisp for dessert. Seating is by reservation only – you can make one by emailing MManiscalco@waldotech.org.
  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Delicious treats and hot tea are promised to all who stop by the community living room at the library. Donations of nonperishable food, pet care and personal care items for the food pantry are encouraged.
  • Variety Weekend at Hope Orchards, 434 Camden Road in Hope. All apple varieties will be available for tasting, pairing and purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Bash at Good Tern Co-op and Hole in the Wall Bagel Shop, noon to 3 p.m. Everyone’s invited to celebrate National Co-op Month and the new shared parking lot, at 750-754 Main Street in Rockland, with music, grilled tidbits, and a wine tasting. The kids’ area will offer hooping, pumpkin painting and a corn hole toss.
  • Isuken Food Truck at Belfast Co-op, from noon to 4 p.m. The food truck of Lewiston-based Isuken Co-op – the nation’s first Somali Bantu farm-to-table cooperative – will be at Belfast’s co-op, 123 High Street, with the five members sharing their story.
  • Rally for Democracy Street Party, 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. 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 Janet Mills and Zak Ringelstein.
  • Benefit Spaghetti Supper at Rockport Masonic Hall, 361 Main Street, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. With a silent auction. $8 adults; $5 under 12; $25 for a family of four. Proceeds benefit Ruth’s Haven House, a recovery house for women with addictions. Sponsored by Penobscot Bay Ministries.
  • Public Pork Roast Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, a quarter-mile north of Washington village on Route 220. Roasted pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, biscuits, dessert and beverages. $10 adults; $5 kids, with free hot dogs and chips for kids.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22:

  • 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 23:

  • Piranha Party at Flatbread Company in Rockport, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdaynite Jazz Combo (with players from MoJO, aka Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra) will play at the fundraiser for Amazon Pueblo, which supports the education of Amazonian indigenous youth to encourage sustainable business. A portion of every pizza sold will be donated and there will be a sale of handcrafts, blowguns, Colombian emerald jewelry and dried piranha fish.
  • Class on “Homemade Baby Food for Beginners,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Stockton Springs Town Office. Learn simple techniques for preparing, storing and repurposing baby food for all stages to suit babies’ growing needs. $10. Registration: JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.
  • “Introduction to Integrative Nutrition,” led by Julie Mitchell at The Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset, on Tuesdays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Classes are $15 each and include ingredients and things to eat and/or take home. The first class will star glorious greens. FMI: MorrisFarm.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24:

  • New Season of “Soup’s On!” Lunches Opens in Camden, with free lunches served at noon Wednesdays, Oct. 24 to March 27, at First Congregational Church of Camden. There will be two choices of soup (one vegetarian), bread and dessert. The lunches are often accompanied by
  • Chicken Pie Public Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Homemade chicken pie with cranberry sauce, peas, beverages and dessert. $8 adults; $4 under 11. FMI: 594-5518.
  • A Taste of Aged Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, will be offered by Bob Sewell after his talk at Lincolnville Community Library at 7 p.m. He and his wife, Mia Mantello, will explain how they make vinegar and its benefits in cooking and for medicinal purposes. They tend the oldest certified organic orchard in Maine.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25:

  • “Toasting Talent: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate!” in Collective Voices, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Breakwater Vineyards in Owls Head. Midcoast Women open this season’s series with Allison Lakin, owner of Lakin’s Gorges Cheese; Jeanne Johnson, owner of Breakwater Vineyards; and Kate McAleer, founder of Bixby Chocolates. They will describe the challenges of running their culinary businesses, and then serve pairings of their products. $10. Reservation and advance payment required: MidcoastWomen.org.

COMING UP:

  • Edgar Allan Poetry Slam at The Pour Farm Brewery in Union, Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the macabre, the morbid and the melancholy by reading an original spooky poem or a classic. The Moody Dog food truck will be parked from 4 to 8 p.m. and there’s a new brew on tap.

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.