• Job Corps Now Enrolling Youth, ages 16 to 24, who are interested in free career training in areas such as automotive, welding, health care, electrical, culinary arts, and other fields. Virtual and online learning options available. Earn HSD/HSE and driver’s license at the same time. Housing and meals included at no additional cost. Job placement is also offered. Call/text Justin Humphrey at the Portland Job Corps Office at 852-7639 or email Humphrey.Justin@jobcorps.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1:

  • Chat with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library on Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For a link, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Facebook Live Story Time with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Librarian Jessie will read books and sing songs on the library’s Facebook page.
  • Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school kids are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes, books.
  • Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group, Tuesdays, December 1–29, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A support group for breastfeeding families. The informal group provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from OB/GYN. Due to the changes in PBMC/WCGH’s visitor guidelines, the group is temporarily online. After you register, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information on how to participate in the class. Call 301-8337 for more info. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2:

  • Read-Alouds with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s librarian Miss Amy is reintroducing in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their space. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register: alhand@librarycamden.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3:

  • Baby Time with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5:

  • Winter Walk for Families at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at 10 a.m. All ages are invited on the free guided tour at Merryspring Nature Center to explore early winter ecology. Watch for winter birds, learn about how different animals behave in winter, look for tracks, identify leafless trees, and more. See Merryspring’s new trail-blazing system and map, which have been redesigned over the past year by Merryspring volunteers. The program is part of the Free Family Programs series. Guests must register by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org. Wear face masks, weather-appropriate clothing and shoes and be prepared to walk for one hour.
  • Midcoast Conservancy Youth Ski Lease Program Begins December 5, with a fitting session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Edgecomb office on Route 1. A second fitting session will be held Tuesday, December 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. Youth packages include skis, boots and poles; the lease period runs through the winter. The season price is $70 per individual; gear is available for skiers grades pre-K through eighth. The ski lease will be “curbside” this year. As families arrive at the office, a volunteer will greet them in the parking lot. Families will be assigned a number based on the order they arrive. Parents will then be asked to stay in their vehicles and fill out the ski lease order form (child’s height, approximate boot size, etc.). The order will be fulfilled and brought back out to the vehicle. Participants will be able to try on boots outside or in their vehicle. Parents are asked to bring cash or check and a mask for themselves and their children. 2021 season passes/memberships will also be available. Contact Andy Bezon at andyb@midcoastconservancy.org with any questions.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8:

  • Chat with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library on Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For a link, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Facebook Live Story Time with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Librarian Jessie will read books and sing songs on the library’s Facebook page.
  • Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school kids are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes, books.

COMING UP:

  • Online Postpartum Support Group, Thursdays, December 10 and 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The postpartum support group was created by a group of women and moms who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences themselves and/or have been educated on postpartum experiences. The group offers a safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk, listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms, moms-to-be and family members who want to connect with others for support. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. For more information, call 505-4140. This group is free but registration is required in order to obtain virtual access. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.