• Public Breakfasts in South Thomaston, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fridays to August 30, at People’s United Methodist Church. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice and coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10.
  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 p.m. in the reading room. Everyone is invited to enjoy sweets and savories (a week late this month, to avoid conflicing with the 40 Days End of Summer Party). Bring a personal-care or pet-care item for the food pantry.
  • Benefit Turkey Supper and Auction in Belfast, at Tarratine Tribe 13 Hall, 153 Main Street. Turkey will be served at 5 p.m. for $6 per person. At 6 p.m. an auction will be held to help fund Alzheimer’s research. The Improved Order of RedMen and Degree of Pocahontas host.


  • Public Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays through August.
  • Steak Supper in Warren, 5 to 7 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90. $15. Hosted by the Warren Square and Compass Club.
  • “From Indonesia to Maine” at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland, at 5:30 p.m. Wiscasset resident and Indonesian expat Ina Demeres will prepare a traditional meal and talk about growing up in Java as a child of Chinese immigrants, then moving to Maine, barely knowing its location. For information and to RSVP: 594-1084.


  • Public Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Casseroles, salads, beans, and pies. $8 adults, $4 kids.


  • 4th Annual Garden Party of Twin Villages Foodbank, at Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, from 4 to 6 p.m. The free party will feature farm tours, snacks and games for children. RSVP:


  • Chowder Challenge at the Camden Windjammer Festival, Saturday, August 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camden Public Landing. Sample and judge local chowders to help determine who wins the 2019 title. $10 adults, $6 ages 12 and under. West Bay Rotary hosts and uses proceeds to suppport local nonprofits.


  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. For more information: 315-1134.
  • Free Fresh Produce in Rockland, first Tuesdays at noon at the Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. Different items each month. Bring a bag. For everyone, not only those in need.
  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, alongside the Belfast Art Market. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon at Tannery Park. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at CLC YMCA. Rockland on Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park. Union on Friday: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common. The August 23 market will feature music by D.W. Gill. Waldoboro on Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town office.