• “Soup’s On!” in Camden, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, at noon on Wednesdays to March 25 (except 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, call 236-4821.
  • Grow Your Own Microgreens, Wednesdays, January 22 to February 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Alchemist, 3D Beaver Street, Belfast. Join Kate Hall, owner of Graze, for the four-week class where you will learn about microgreens and how to incorporate them into your diet as you plant your own. Each week you’ll learn about the health benefits of your garden as you watch it grow. $26. Go to or call 301-3950 to register.


  • Benefit Dinner for Japan Exchange Program at Camden-Rockport Middle School, Thursday, January 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rustica Cucina Italiana Restaurant, in Rockland. Chef (and Japan Exchange Program traveler parent) John Stowe will prepare a menu using fresh ingredients, making much from scratch, to provide a dinner that will help fund the travelers’ April trip. To make reservations for the night of dinner and drinks, kids in kimonos, and a 50/50 cash raffle, call 594-0015. This event was rescheduled from its original January 16 date because of inclement weather.
  • Jumpstart January: Colonial Cooking for the Modern Kitchen, Thursday, January 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Library Programs Coordinator Julia will review popular Colonial New England recipes and teach participants how to adapt and recreate the recipes in a modern kitchen. Participants will make switchel, shrub, a homemade salad dressing, and journey cakes. $10 materials fee. Register ahead of time by calling the library at 236-3440.
  • “Cozy Curries,” Thursday, January 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road. Curry connoisseurs and naan bread novices alike are invited to make traditional but approachable curries with ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. $10. Registration: or 301-3950.