• “Food for Fines” at Belfast Free Library, in February. Donate nonperishable food at the library to have overdue fines waived. Donations will go to Belfast Greater Bay Area Ministerium Food Pantry.


  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This month’s tea is the “We Got the Chocolate at 50 Percent Off” edition. Enjoy tea and treats (including heart-shaped ones). All are welcome. You’re encouraged to bring a nonperishable food, pet care or personal care item to donate to the food pantry.


  • 3rd Annual Farmer and Grower Winter Potluck, at United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. The potluck and social start at 4 p.m. Glen Koehler from UMaine Cooperative Extension will give a presentation at 5 p.m. on “Farm Response to Changing Weather.” Snow date: Feb. 23.
  • Valentine’s Dinner at First Church in Belfast, at 5 p.m. in the handicapped-accessible upstairs hall, corner of Spring and Court streets. On the menu: lasagna (meat and vegetarian), salad, bread, beverages, hot-fudge-and-brownie sundaes, and music by the Midcoast Ukes. $10. A portion of proceeds goes to Waldo County Habitat for Humanity. All welcome.


  • Rockport Library to Celebrate National Toast Day, stop by the library to enjoy toast and toppings.
  • “Soup’s On!” in Camden, free soup lunch served at noon every Wednesday through March 27 at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. To volunteer: 236-4821.
  • Friends of Sears Island Fundraiser at Delvino’s Grill & Pasta House, 52 Main Street in Belfast. Ten percent of every tab from meals served between 4 and 8 p.m. will be donated by Delvino’s to FOSI, a nonprofit that teaches the public about the natural wonders of the island.


  • Chili Public Supper in South Thomaston, Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, “By the Keag,” 13 Chapel Street. Chili, vegetarian chili, rolls and cornbread, beverages and an ice cream bar for dessert. $8 adults; $4 kids.
  • Two-Part Series on Food Waste, wraps up at Belfast Free Library, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, with a screening of the documentary “Just Eat It,” followed by a discussion.
  • Responsible Beverage Server Training in Damariscotta, offered by Healthy Lincoln County and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at the Penalty Box on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Training costs $15 and is valid for three years. Participants must present a state-issued photo ID. FMI: JBreithaupt@HealthyLincolnCounty.org, 563-1330.


  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1). Belfast (UFMM), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Damariscotta, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays in its winter location: Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street.