• Summer Camp Roundup, of midcoast offerings; some provide scholarships. Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. Junior tennis day camps all summer. FMI: midcoastrec.org. Midcoast Conservancy, mountain biking, paddle boarding and kayaking at various times and locations. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org. Cornerspring Montessori School, Belfast. Weekly themed day camps through August 10. FMI: cornerspringmontessori.com. Central Lincoln County YMCA, Round Pond. Weekly sailing camp through August 24. FMI: clcymca.org.


  • Just for Kids Yoga, Thursdays, July 19-Sept. 13 (no class August 23), from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. $40. Family discounts and financial help available. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.


  • Fun for Kids at Twin Villages Art Walk, 4-5 p.m., Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. Kids under 18 are invited to decorate a free organic cotton shopping bag with colorful markers while they sip free lemonade. Adults can join the fun for $5 per BAG.


  • Free Saturday Art Classes at Barn Swallow Book Shop in Rockport, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to Oct. 6. Led by art educators Avis Turner and Susan Beebe, they will cover the gamut of art techniques. No experience is required. Supplies will be provided.
  • Bicycle Rodeo at Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Free bicycle inspections, fitting of helmets, and free helmets for those who need one. With a road course and free refreshments.


  • Family Fun Sunday at Rockland Congregational Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone is invited to a free picnic with lawn games like corn hole, water balloon toss, three-legged races and more. Kids under 12 must be with an adult. There will be chairs for adults. A third Family Fun Sunday is set for August 12.


  • Mad Science Maine Sound Show at Rockport Opera House, 2 p.m. Kids can watch as light sends music across the room and listen as sound travels through solids, liquids and gases.


  • Beech Hill Farm Tour for Kids in Rockport, 10 a.m. to noon. Coastal Mountains Land Trust offers a behind-the-scenes tour of its blueberry operations and lets kids try their hand at winnowing and raking. Register them by emailing info@coastalmountains.org.
  • Rockin’ Storytimes at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Katie for stories, songs and dances geared toward preschoolers and toddlers every Tuesday through August 7. Themes will include everything from whales to trucks.
  • Bird Identification Program for Kids in Rockland, 1-2 p.m., Project Puffin Visitor Center, Main Street. Kids will learn how to ID birds using field marks, work together to solve seabird puzzles, and draw a bird. Then everyone will ID the type of bird each person drew. The free program is for ages 6 and up.
  • 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: a Maine coastal scene!


  • Explore Geology at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Kathryn Jensen of the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H leads an exploration of rocks, minerals and gems and tells what can be found in the backyard and even outer space. Appropriate for all ages; kids under 10 need to be with an adult. Free.
  • Peapod Program at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, 11 a.m. This one focuses on shipbuilding. Kids will hear a reading of “Salty Dog” by Gloria Rand, and make an origami boat to sail on the museum’s model pond. Peapod Programs are $2 with paid admission. They’re designed to help kids discover the museum through tours, stories, games and crafts.
  • Free Art Classes in Northport at Bayside Community Hall, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to August 15. Kids 5-12 are invited to join Baysider Sheila Allen for the classes, with all materials provided, and can attend one, some or all of them.


  • 2nd Annual Potterfest at Rockland Public Library, 3-4 p.m. All ages are invited to dress as their favorite character (or just wear muggle clothes) and celebrate J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthday. Miss Katie and friends will supply bubbles, chalk and wizarding activities. Rain moves the party indoors.


  • 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: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class in Rockland, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • Free Infant Playgroup in Camden, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St. Newborns to 22 months. FMI: peopleplacecoop.org.
  • La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Open to any breastfeeding mother or mother who wants to learn more. Babies welcome. Free. FMI: 205-2515.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church. Free used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.