WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “A Toast to Craft Beers,” 1 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. Bill Stinson of The Pour Farm, a nano-brewery in Union, will discuss the history and art of craft beer making and he’ll offer a tasting of select Pour Farm brews. Free and open to adults 50-plus. Registration required: 301-6116 or quarryhill.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 p.m. Sweets and savories served. Bring a personal-care or pet-care item for the food pantry.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Edgecomb Community Church Submarine Sandwich Sale, preorders can be picked up from 11 a.m. to noon at the church, 15 Cross Point Road. Order forms are available at the church or by calling 882-6338 to place an order by Wednesday, October 16. Options are a white or wheat roll, ham or vegetables, and various cheeses and toppings, plus potato chips and a beverage, all for $7.
  • Bangor Uncorked, at Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, from 4 to 8 p.m. The wine lovers event returns with a twist – along with dozens of local, national and international wines to taste, there will be 10 cocktails featuring spirits from local Maine distilleries. General-admission tix are $35, VIP tix are $55, and tix at thee door are $45. Details: CrossInsuranceCenter.com.
  • Benefit Supper and Auction for Brierley Family, 5 p.m. at Searsmont Fire Station. $10 per person, $20 per family, kids 5 and under free. The event will help the family rebuild after their farm on Route 3 in Searsmont caught fire without an insurance policy in place. Anyone who would like to help prepare food or donate money or items can call Selectman David Marceau at 505-5131.
  • Public Pork Roast Supper in Washington, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, a quarter mile north of Washington village on Route 220. Pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits, dessert, beverages. $10 adults, $5 kids, with free hot dogs and chips for kids.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • 7th Annual Lobsterpalooza, 1 p.m. at Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin Street. Professional and amateur chefs will share their favorite lobster dishes and vie for the People’s Choice Award. Facebook has details on how to enter. $15 tickets for the tasting event are available at Fresh Off the Farm, Route 1 in Rockport; online at AIOFoodPantry.org; and at the door.

COMING UP:

  • Grilled Hot Dogs & Beans Supper in South Thomaston, Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Hot dogs, rolls, baked beans, brown bread, beverages, dessert. $8 adults, $4 under 11.
  • Dine for Hope in Rockland, Thursday, October 24, at 6 p.m. at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street. The dinner, held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will include a brief talk by Kelly O’Connor of New Hope for Women. The meal will include chicken marsala or a vegetarian option, salad and dessert. $40 tickets: 594-2128, or send a check of NHFW, P.O. Box A, Rockland, ME 04841. Attendees are invited to wear purple for Wear Purple Day.
  • Talking Food in Maine with Kerry Altiero, Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m., in the new series of intimate conversations between host Cherie Scott and Maine’s culinary pioneers, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Meet HospitalityMaine’s 2019 Chef of the Year, owner of award-winning Cafe Miranda in Rockland, and author of “Adventures in Comfort Food.” Altiero’s second restaurant, Bar & Lounge, is set to open in Rockland this November. Next up in the free series, James Beard Award–winning journalist Kathy Gunst on November 21.
  • Meals of Hope Food Packaging Event Seeks Volunteers, on Saturday, October 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street. West Bay Rotary seeks 75 people to help pack up to 25,000 nutritious meals for midcoasters in need, to be distributed to food pantries and other local organizations. To take part, email EtiennePerret@gmail.com or call 632-4057.
  • “Boos and Brews” at Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial Street in Rockport, on Saturday, October 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The free public event will feature scary stories read by Maine authors, beverages from local breweries and wine from Cellardoor Winery, and door prizes.

ONGOING:

  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. The indoor market is year-round. Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon at 116 Washington Street throughout October. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at Round Top Farm, throughout October. Rockland on Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park, to October 31.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson.