THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • Teen Yoga at Belfast Free Library, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sara Brand-New invites teens to drop by for the last free session this season in the Abbott Room (or outside, if the weather is nice).
  • Course on Object-Based Learning in Searsport, 6 p.m. at Old Vestry, 2 Church Street. Penobscot Marine Museum staff will discuss the benefits of object-based learning and give guidelines for using the museum’s artifacts – from ship paintings to logbooks to souvenirs from distant places – in the classroom and as starting points for storytelling. $8; $5 museum members; free for teachers.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Riley Nights Talent Show, at The Riley School, Rockport, at 6 p.m. Young people, including teens, will put on the show, open to the pubic, with a suggested donation of $5.
  • That’s The Spirit Performed by the Playhouse Youth Theater Company, at The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, Belfast, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tix are $5 at the door. Reservations: 338-5777.

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • 4-H STEM Science Fun at Gibbs Library, Washington, for kids 7-12. The free session led by Kathryn Jensen of UMaine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to noon is the last one this season.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 week: “Let’s Draw Marvelous May!” with a focus on migratory birds and warblers.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Free Library Teen Movie Matinee, Friday, May 31, at 3 p.m. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (PG) and free popcorn. Free.
  • “Listen and Make” at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum, five Saturday programs, starting June 1 at 10 a.m. Avis Turner leads kids and families in the programs with storytelling and art making. Free for kids; $15 adults ($10 members). Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Free “Active Parenting, First Five Years” Course, four Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Belfast Family Resource Hub, 8 Court Street, Belfast. Parents of kids up to age 5 will learn how to strengthen relationships with their children while encouraging positive behavior. A meal will be served and childcare will be available, all free of charge. Registration required: 930-9445, HRogers@BRmaine.org.
  • Summer Musical Theater Camp in Belfast, for kids 7 to 15, at Troy Howard Middle School from July 1 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The show will be The Lion King, with a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends. $175 per child, with sibling discounts; limited scholarships available. Before and after hours are available at an additional cost. Registrations are due by June 1. Learn more at MidcoastActors.org.

ONGOING:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: StoryTime 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: Baby Time with Miss Katie on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour and Crafts on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Lego Club third Thursdays at 4:15-5 p.m. 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 on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • 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 Hospial’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.