THURSDAY, JULY 11:

  • Celebrate E. B. White’s Birthday at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a reading of “A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider,” crafts, games and face painting. Ice cream will be for sale and the first 50 kids will get a free cone. There is no cost for the party and museum admission will be free all day for kids 16 and younger.
  • “Indigenous Stories” at Belfast Free Library, 3:30 p.m. Educator Starr Kelly from the Abbe Museum shares stories from the Wabanaki, the Indigenous peoples of Maine. It’s the first in a weekly series inspired by the Summer Reading program’s theme, “A Universe of Stories.” Suitable for ages 6 and up.
  • Creative Art Crew Alien Party at Rockland Public Library, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Kids are invited to create out-of-this-world crafts in honor of the Summer Reading Program theme “A Universe of Stories.” Open to all ages and abilities.
  • The Jungle Book at Theater at Monmouth, through August 15, with 1 p.m. shows weekdays and Saturdays. Follow rambunctious human Mowgli and his adopted jungle family in adventures based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling. Details: TheaterAtMonmouth.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 12:

  • STEM Sessions at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon on five Fridays, beginning July 12. Acting as pirates, children ages 7 to 12 will use the Engineer Design Process to learn about the science of ocean water and they’ll confront real-world challenges to navigating their pirate ship. Kathryn Jenkins of Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will lead the fun. Sign up at the library’s front desk or call 594-0310.
  • Students to Present at STEM Symposium, 5 to 7 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Eleven students from seven area high schools who are enrolled in UMaine’s Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration will share their research, career-planning and job-shadowing experiences. With a keytnote by Kristina Cammen, a marine mammal science professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Free.

MONDAY, JULY 15:

  • Free Illustration Class at Rockland Public Library, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Author and illlustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate will teach kids ages 7 to 12 about the steps a professional illustrator takes. Then kids will make a piece of art to take home.
  • Sprouts Camp at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, with weekly sessions Mondays to Fridays, through August 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Outdoor fun, arts and crafts, field trips, participation in the FARMS at the Y kitchen and garden for kids in pre-K and kindergarten. $225 ($185 for family-level members; $195 members) per week.
  • Seven Weeks of Summer Camp at The Morris Farm, Wiscasset, Mondays to Fridays, through August 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children ages 4 to 12 will learn about and care for animals, explore fields and forests, and gain skills in planting, cooking and fiber arts. Learn more at MorrisFarm.org or call 882-4080.
  • “40 Days of Summer” at Thomaston Public Library, Mondays to Fridays, through August 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free program, open to all kids who have completed kindergarten, offers lunch and snacks, plus indoor and outdoor games, reading, arts and crafts, visits by Chewonki, and lots more. Kids can attend as many days as they want. Registration isn’t required, but it speeds up check-in the first day a child attends: thomaston.lib.me.us.
  • SAT “Prep Matters” Course at Hutchinson Center, Belfast, on eight Mondays, starting July 15, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $375 for verbal, math and essay prep; $275 for either math or verbal. Scolarships available. FMI: Michelle.Patten@Maine.edu or 338-8002.
  • Free “Concepts of Oceanography” Course for High-Schoolers, Mondays and Wednesdays, July 15 to August 26, from 3 to 8:15 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Belfast. For information: 581-8004, Allison.Small@maine.edu.

TUESDAY, JULY 16:

  • Summer Reading Program at Stockton Springs Community Library, Tuesdays in July from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 12 are invited to enjoy stories, activities and a snack.
  • Free Crafts at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street in Rockport. Kids ages 3 to 6 (and a parent) are invited to make pinwheels on Tuesday, July 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (register by Friday, July 12) and paint terra-cotta pots and plant seeds on Tuesday, August 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (register by Friday, August 9): info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.
  • “Mr. Puffin’s Neighborhood” in Rockland, 1 to 2 p.m. at Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main Street in Rockland. Kids of all ages are invited to learn about puffins and their rocky island home in the Gulf of Maine. Reservations are requested: 596-5566.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, with an additional session this Tuesday, from 3 to 4 p.m. Catinka Knoth leads the Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults invited to join in). All materials provided. This month: “Let’s Draw Maine Memories!”
  • A Summer of Science at Vose Library in Union, for kids in grades four to seven. They’re invited to join UMaine 4-H leader Kathryn Jenkins from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through August 13. They’ll use the Engineer Design Process to investigate the science of ocean water and confront real-world challenges. Register for classes at the front desk or call the library at 785-4733.
  • Parent & Baby Yoga at Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, Tuesdays, July 16 to August 6, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. $40 nonmembers, $20 members, $18 Family Members. Learn more at clcYMCA.org.
  • Paddleboard Adventure Camp at Stevens Pond in Libery, Tuesday to Thursday, July 16 to 18. Open to ages 9 to 14. Beginners welcome. And coming up, Little Dyer Adventure Club, for ages 8 to 11, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Tuesday to Thursday, July 23 to 25. Details: MidcoastConservancy.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17:

  • Y-Arts Summer Camp Presents Schoolhouse Rock JR! in Damariscotta, at Lincoln Theater, The thespians of the Y-Arts Theater Music Camp perform at noon and again at 4 p.m. $5 at the door.

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

  • Talk on Bali’s Green School, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn ab ouut the international high school’s conception, design and founding from Kyle King, a math teacher there and head of the school. Hosted by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

COMING UP:

  • Open House at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, on Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors of all ages can view microscopic plants and animals, deploy an underwater robot and meet a few scientists. Free. Schedule: Bigelow.org/openhouse.
  • “Where in the World?” Family Day at Penosbscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Saturday, July 20. Explore the “Where in the World?” exhibit with trivia questions, a scavenger hunt, speakers and more. Included with admission.
  • Red Jacket Youth Regatta in Rockland, Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apprenticeshop’s community sailing program hosts the regatta, named after the famously fast clipper ship built in Rockland. Racers will participate from local programs in Opti and 420-class boats. Everyone’s invited to come watch.
  • “Vaudeville Revue Camp” for All Ages in Belfast, Monday to Friday, July 22 to 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., culminating in a show on Friday night. Belfast Maskers, 7 Court Street, will lead kids in the creation of comedic skits, songs, dances and a ukulele band. Limited to 20. $175. FMI: info@BelfastMaskers.com.
  • Animal Week at Camp Forest in Brooks, Mondays to Fridays, July 22 to 26 and July 29 to August 2, Kids ages 7 to 17 will learn to walk like a fox, see like an owl and hear like a deer as they make crafts, learn bird calls, take photos, make casts of tracks, and lots more. Details are at ExpandingOpportunities.org.

ONGOING:

  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Summer youth sailing runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Ask about sibling and multiweek discounts and financial aid: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins welcome.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center, behind Warren Baptist Church. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for kids of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for babies to age 2. Story Time Fridays at 10 a.m. for ages 2-4. Siblings welcome. Camden Public Library: Story Hours at 10 a.m. – Mondays for preschoolers; Wednesdays for babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays for ages 4-5; Fridays for ages 2-3; Saturdays for preschoolers to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lego Club on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through September 3. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club on Fridays at 3 p.m. Under 12 with adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ukulele Group on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story on Thursdays at 11 a.m. With crafts and snacks. Saturday Story and Activity Hour at 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Public Library: Arts and Crafts Club on Mondays at 6 p.m. Story Time Saturdays at 10 a.m.