• March’s Hike the Story Trail, at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor. This month, the story posted along the easy one-mile loop is “The Snowy Nap” by Jan Brett. Free; no need to register.
  • Registration Now Open for Mid-Coast Summer Activities Fair, set for April 3 at Camden-Rockport Elementary School in Rockport. Anyone offering a program or services for kids this summer, from camps to childcare, is invited to register free of charge by March 22. The registration form is on Facebook.


  • Registration Opens for Summer Camps at Two YMCAs, Central Lincoln County Y in Damariscotta and Boothbay Region Y in Boothbay Harbor, at 8 a.m. Camps run June 17 to August 23.
  • Financial Planning for College at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. Future college students and their parents or guardians are invited to ask questions and learn about the steps involved.
  • Discover Girl Scouts Event, hosted by Girl Scouts of Maine for girls from kindergarten to third grade, at 6 p.m. in Camden-Rockport Elementary School. For details, go to GirlScoutsOfMaine.org or call 888-922-4763.
  • Information Sessions on Maine Ocean School, to introduce the public magnet school in Searsport for students whose dream job is marine scientist, boat captain, engineer or marina boss, at Rockland Public Library on March 14; Ellsworth Public Library on March 21; and UMaine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast on March 28, all at 6:30 p.m.
  • Maine Environmental Education Association’s Annual Conference, at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Thursday & Friday. It will bring together educators and students to share environmental education strategies. Learn more at MEEassociation.org.
  • 5th Annual Maine Science Festival, continues through Sunday, at venues in downtown Bangor. With more than 70 free events and activities for all ages, including forums, hands-on activities, workshops, exhibits, films and games. Learn more at MaineScienceFestival.org.


  • Teen Movie Matinee at Belfast Free Library, 3 to 5:15 p.m. Kids ages 11 to 17 are invited to watch “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and enjoy some popcorn. Free.
  • Riley Nights: Community Talent Show and Fundraiser, 6 p.m. at The Riley School, 73 Warrenton Street in Rockport. Suggested donaton of $5 to benefit the school’s Vacation Camp Scholarship Fund.


  • “Preparing for Childbirth” Class in Rockport, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street. Doula Leah Kohlstrom will lead the class all about childbirth, including how to plan for delivery, the stages of labor and caring for your newborn. $60 for mom and partner. Registration required: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Reception to Open the 2019 “Best Art Show Ever,” 10 a.m. to noon, Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast. Free public reception to open the show of work by students from Belfast’s Troy Howard Middle School and Captain Albert W. Stevens Elementary School. It runs to May 24.
  • Human/Nature Series for Kids: Birds! at Vose Library, Union, 10:30 a.m. Robin Huntley of Dirigo Learning will lead a hands-on museum curation workshop, guiding students in creating the library’s “Birds: Hands-on Museum,” which will be on display in the Children’s Room for a month. Kids should dress warmly for the outdoors class. Free; stop by the library or call 785-4733 to sign up.
  • “Speak Your Mind!” Public Speaking Tournament in Belfast, 1 to 4 p.m. at The Crosby Center, 96 Church Street. The Game Loft hosts the contest that will pit the wits of Waldo County students against each other with “Snake Oil” sales pitches, prepared speeches, and team debates. It’s free to attend; an ice cream social for the contestants and the audience will follow.


  • 4-H STEM Science Fun at Gibbs Library, Washington, for kids 7 to 12. Free sessions led by Kathryn Jensen of UMaine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through May 28 (except April 9 and May 7).
  • 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 are encouraged to join in). All materials are provided. This week: The Iditarod and sled dogs.


  • Intergenerational Story Time in Searsport, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Bayview Manor, 45 West Main Street. Share music, movement and stories with Miss Ronda and Bayview Manor residents.
  • Hypnobirthing Course in Rockport, Wednesdays, March 20-April 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conference Room C. Mothers and their partners will learn techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization and special breathing. A tour of the birth center is included. $125. Registration: 921-8345.


  • Teen Yoga at Belfast Free Library, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for kids ages 11 to 17. Yoga mats will be provided. Free.


  • Kattam and His Tam-Tams at Strand Theatre, Rockland, in the Strand Family Series, on Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. The energetic, entertaining percussionist takes kids and grownups from Africa to the Middle East to India through rhythm, song and dance, accompanied by his monkey, Takoum. Pay-As-You-Can sliding scale: $20/$10/$5/$0.
  • Map-and-Compass Challenge at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta, on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn basic orienteering and then get the chance to test their new skills on a challenge course with a hidden prize. The free program is for kids 10 and older; they must be with an adult. Register by calling 563-1393 or going to DamariscottaRiver.org.


  • LIBRARY OFFERINGS, weekly, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: StoryTime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for children of any age. 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 Public Library: Story Hours, 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers; Wednesdays: babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays: ages 4-5; Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. FMI: 845-2663. Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Baby Time with Miss Katie, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Story Hour and Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Lego Club, third Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies through age 5 or so. Stories and a craft. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club, Fridays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Under 12 must be with an adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Ukulele Group (for all ages), Fridays, 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers. Warren Public Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 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, toddlers, and kids up to 3. FMI: 586-5711.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, with alternating locations. First and third Thursdays it’s in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium; second and fourth Thursdays it’s at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast in the Biscone Building’s Community Room. Meetings run 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are a safe place for families to talk, listen and learn and for moms and moms-to-be to connect with other women for support. No need to sign up. Free. FMI: 505-4140.