• Teen Agricultural Crew Presentation in Rockport, at 3:30 p.m. in Camden Hills Regional High School’s cafeteria, 25 Keelson Drive in Rockport. Members of Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Teen Ag Crew give a program on youth-led food security and access projects in the midcoast.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes 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 invited to join in). All materials provided. This Tuesday the theme is winter sports.
  • Prenatal Yoga Series in Rockland, Tuesdays, starting January 21, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street. The four-week class, which will be taught by yoga instructor Erin Grade, is by donation and open to women in any stage of pregnancy. Registration is requested; drop-ins are also welcome.


  • Rockland Public Library Monthly STEM Workshop: Binary Bracelets, at 3:45 p.m. in the Community Room. Join Ms. Jessie, Miss Katie, and guest Mr. Shane to learn the basics of coding in a crafty way. You’ll get help coding your name in binary, the language of computers, and then bead a bracelet. Free and open to all. Kids under 10 must be with an adult.


  • “Yesterday” Teen Movie Matinee at Belfast Free Library, 2 to 4 p.m. Youth ages 11 to 17 are invited to the free screening in the library’s Abbott Room.
  • “Mothers Who Farm” at MOFGA in Unity, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center, 3 to 6 p.m. Liz Moran of Darthia Farm leads a discussion for mothers about ways to juggle raising children and farming or homesteading. Find out what has or hasn’t worked for others, and learn about approaches you may not have considered. Bring a dish for the potluck dinner. It’s offered by Farmer to Farmer in the Field, which offers farmer-led, farmer-based education. Sign up at mofga.org.
  • “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” in Free Stories to Screen Series, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 3:30 p.m. Based on the second of the classic novels in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.


  • Host Home Program Training in Rockland, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Landing Place, 61 Park Street, Rockland. Learn the elements of providing a home for young people in need of shelter due to family conflict or other challenges in the daylong program led by Shelter Solutions Coordinator Ben Cooke. Lunch will be provided. The Landing Place is a comprehensive program of Knox County Homeless Coalition.
  • Winter Walk at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, at noon. Nature-lovers of all ages are invited on the ecology walk. Guests will discover Merryspring’s hidden secrets, learn how to identify trees in winter, and look for animal tracks. Dress to walk in cold and snow for up to an hour. In case of deep snow, snowshoes may be advised – a limited number will be available to rent. It’s part of the Free Family Programs series. No sign-up is necessary. In the event of heavy snow, it will be rescheduled.
  • All Ages Art Happening at Waterfall Arts in Belfast: CBARF, Cardbord Boxes Are Really Fun, from 2 to 4 p.m. for all ages. Kids and adults will work together to turn a huge collection of cardboard boxes and packing tape into whatever structures arise, on the lower level of Waterfall Arts, in Belfast. Those who stick around to the end get to be one of the King Kongs to smash the whole thing down. Grown ups are to play. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Bring a roll of packing tape, if possible.


  • MOFGA Winter Carnival, on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association campus, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., with sledding, ice skating, potato printmaking, ice cream making and more. Snow date is February 9.


  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes 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 invited to join in). All materials provided. This Tuesday the theme will be Arctic animals.


  • Meeting for Seventh-Graders to Learn About Joining Trekkers, Tuesday, February 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Oceanside Middle School. Students from Thomaston, South Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, Owl’s Head and Rockland are welcome to apply. Program Manager Lindsey Veilleux will give students and their families an overview of the mentoring program, answer questions and provide information about how to apply. Those unable to attend but still interested may contact lindsey@trekkers.org or 594-5095. The application deadline is March 9.


  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time for kids of any age on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Belfast Free Library: Stay & Play Storytime for babies and toddlers Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10 a.m. Camden Public Library: Babbling Books for Busy Bodies on Mondays at 10 a.m. Book Time for Babies, newborn to age 2, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Friday Story Hour, for ages 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Damariscotta’s Skidompha Library: For newborn to age 5, Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Story Time and Craft on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: It’s Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Playtime on Mondays at 10 a.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime & Crafts on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Magic the Gathering Club for kids and adults first Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Creative Art Crew second Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Lego Club on third Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library: Story Time on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Searsport’s Carver Memorial Library: Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Thomaston Public Library: Storytime Hour on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Read-Aloud Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Free Public Library: Kids Arts & Crafts Club on second and fourth Mondays at 6 p.m. Washington’s Gibbs Library: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “A Family for ME” Foster Care and Adoption Info Meetings, for people who have wondered about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent or adoptive parent. For the location and time of the next meeting: 615-6011 or AFamilyForMEMaine.org.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • 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 more information, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30 to 9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins okay.