• “Dance Explorers” at South School in Rockland, 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 1. Katie Tranzillo teaches kids ages 6-11 dances of different countries and cultures. $25. Family discounts and scholarships available. FMI: 921-3950,
  • After-School Martial Arts Class at Lincolnville Central School, 3:15 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11-March 22 (no class Feb. 22). Master Randy Gelo leads the hour-long class for kids 6-11. No experience required. $50. Family discounts and scholarships available. FMI: 921-3950,


  • “Quills” Teen Writing and Art Club to Begin at Belfast Free Library, 4 p.m. The first meeting of the group for teens 13-17 will meet for an hour of creative writing, art-making, idea-sharing and fun, with prompts and activities to stimulate creativity. Led by staffer Michelle Menting, a writer, artist, photographer and poet. FMI:


  • Successful Breast-Feeding Class, 10 a.m.-noon in Waldo County General Hospital’s Conference Room A, Belfast. Registration: 338-9348,
  • Winter Bird Craft at The Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. Artist Marianne Swittlinger will teach kids about Maine’s backyard birds in winter and then help them craft one using their own handprint and washable paint. Included with admission; free for members. FMI:
  • Young Adult Authors to Sign Books at Owl & Turtle in Camden, 1-3 p.m. On hand will be Judi Valentine (“The Crystal Chain”), Ronni Arno (“Dear Poppy,” “Ruby Reinvented,” “Best Night Ever,” and “Molly in the Middle”) and S. A. Larsen (“Motley Education” and “Marked Beauty”).
  • 3rd Annual C.B.A.R.F. Party at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast, from 2-4 p.m. This perennial favorite in Waterfall Arts’ free All Ages Art Happening series for kids and adults stands for “Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun.” Kids must be with an adult as the group turns a huge pile of boxes and packing tape into whatever structures arise.


  • “Prep Matters” Course in Belfast, 2-4 p.m. on 12 Sundays starting Jan. 14 at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center. For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who plan to take or retake the SATs in spring. Led by Mary Smyth, a math teacher at Watershed School. $500 for prep in verbal, math and essay portions; $300 for only math or verbal. Need-based scholarships available. FMI: 338-8093,


  • After-School Fat Tire Biking, Snowshoeing and XC Skiing in Camden, offered by Sundog Outdoor Expeditions to kids in grades 5-8 in Knox and Waldo counties. Programs start this week and meet 12 times over six weeks, culminating in a weekend expedition on March 3. $250 includes some equipment and meals. Financial assistance available. Base camp (pickup and drop-off) is at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport.


  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6+ (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Let’s Draw Penguins!


  • “Meet the Midwives,” 4-6 p.m. at Waldo County General Hospital Women’s Health in Cobb Medical Building, 16 Fahy St., Belfast. Learn about the office’s services and tour the Birthing Unit. FMI: 338-9939.


  • Daddy-Daughter Hair Camp at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. Dads can learn how to braid or style a bun. Daughters can make “glitter beards.” Other parent/child combos welcome. $10 materials fee per pair. Sign-up: 236-3440.
  • Free Boys’ Night Out Program at Pen Bay YMCA, Rockport. Knox County and Lincolnville boys in grades 3-5, and their dads or other significant men, are invited to play games, strengthen bonds and discuss issues like tobacco use, nutrition and anti-bullying. A light meal is included. Programs run at 6 p.m. on three Thursdays, Jan. 18 & 25, Feb. 1. You are encouraged to attend all three. Sign-up: or
  • Art Club at Waldoboro Public Library, for kids in grades 4-6, on five Thursdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 15, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. All abilities are welcome for hands-on fun. Each session will have a different focus, from collage to drawing. Free; limited to 15 kids. Enroll by Jan. 17: 832-4484 or in person at the library.
  • “Just for Kids” Yoga, for ages 6-11, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 15 (no class Feb. 22), at Camden-Rockport Elementary School in Rockport. Led by certified yoga instructor Jessica Shepard. $40. Family discounts and financial help available: 921-3950 or


  • “Does a Deer Have Toes?” at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta, Fri., Jan. 19, 10-11 a.m. in Damariscotta River Association’s Frogs and Pollywogs monthly hands-on nature program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Head out to look for animal tracks. $3 per kid; prepay for five and get a sixth class free. Registration required: 563-1393.
  • 4-H STEM Activity at Vose Library in Union, Fri., Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. Engage and enjoy learning and group challenges with kids in a hands-on activity for all ages. Learn how you can contribute as a 4-H volunteer and discover opportunities for your kids.
  • After-School Martial Arts Class at Appleton Village School, Mondays, Jan. 22-March 19 (no class Feb. 19), at 3 p.m. Randy Gelo leads the hour-long class for kids 6-11. No experience required. $40. Family discounts, scholarships available. FMI:
  • Watershed School Information Night, Tues., Jan. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Free St., Camden. Sample classes and meet students, faculty and members of the admission team. Tour the school’s new building and enjoy soup, cider and s’mores at the backyard fire pit. FMI:, 230-7341.


  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids of all ages.
  • Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.
  • Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Thomaston Library: Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. FMI:
  • Free Infant Playgroup, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St., Camden. Newborns-22 months. FMI: 236-4225,
  • La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Breast-feeding support group. Babies welcome. Free.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church, Warren. Free used clothing, newborn-size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.