• “Soup’s On!” in Camden, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, at noon on Wednesdays to March 25 (except December 25, January 1, and when school is cancelled). The church hall opens for homemade soups (one vegetarian), bread, dessert and tea or coffee. Free; donations accepted. To learn more, 236-4821.
  • Jefferson Food Pantry, at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, will be open 4 to 5:30 p.m. Info: 315-1134.


  • Christmas Brunch at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 64 Old County Road, Rockport, 10 a.m. to noon, featuring waffles with a variety of toppings, breakfast casseroles and fruit. There is no charge to attend; participants are encouraged to bring a favorite waffle topping to share and a can of food for the AIO Food Pantry.


  • Free Family Breakfast in Belfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Tarratine Building, corner of Main Street and Waldo Avenue. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, OJ, hot cocoa and activities for kids including a visit with Santa.


  • Empty Bowl Supper and Silent Auction in Wave Cafe, at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, from 5 to 7 p.m. Fill a handmade ceramic bowl with a choice of soups, chowders, stews and chilis, and keep the bowl. $9 solo diners; $30 for a family of four with small children. Proceeds go to local food pantries. Dinner will be followed by the free CHRHS holiday choral and band concert at 7 p.m. in Strom Auditorium. Bring a canned-food item for admission.


  • Community Produce Project, free healthy produce is given to all who arrive (not only people in need) from noon to 1:30 p.m. first Tuesdays of the month at Rockland’s Flanagan Community Center.