THURSDAY, JULY 19:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Lincoln County Dems Event: “Democracy Is Brewing,” 5-7 p.m. Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro. Meet candidates Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate, Laura Fortman for State Senate District 13, and Natasha Irving for District Attorney in District 6.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.
  • Night of Joy Ice Cream Social, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Water of Life Lutheran Church, Route 1, Newcastle. Everybody is invited.

FRIDAY, JULY 20:

  • Yoga on the Beach on Sears Island, 10-11:15 a.m. Missy Hatch will lead the lighthearted exploration of movement and stretching in the free public class that is geared for adults, but also welcomes attentive children. Meet at the island gate at 10 a.m. Bring a towel and wear comfy clothes. No pets.

SATURDAY, JULY 21:

  • Forum on New Trail at Riverview Hayfields Preserve, 9-11 a.m., Finnish Church, South Thomaston. The public is invited to comment on the proposed Bobolink Trail and learn more about Georges River Land Trust’s ongoing conservation efforts to preserve farm fields along Route 131.
  • Hike at Penobscot Shore Preserve, off Bowden Point Road in Prospect, from 9 to 11 a.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts its monthly Hike-the-Guide outing in its newest and most northern preserve. Free and open to all ages.
  • New Pickleball Courts at Belfast City Park Open, with a ribbon cutting for the four new courts at 9 a.m. and a scramble at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and prizes. There will be a chance for everyone to try pickleball at noon. The scramble costs $15 to enter: 338-0983, acsmiller02@gmail.com. Learn more at belfastpickleball.com.
  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers Kayaking from Port Clyde, 9:30 a.m. The three-hour trip is for advanced intermediate paddlers. Drop your boat at the Port Clyde Harbor ramp and then park on the road to Marshall Point Lighthouse. There will be an optional lunch at The Happy Clam. PWA Paddlers events are free and held rain or shine. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Coffee with Candidates Saturdays at Lincoln County Democrats HQ, from 10 to 11 a.m., Overlook Building, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Baked goods, coffee and a chance to meet candidates. This week, it’s Natasha Irving of Waldoboro, running for District Attorney in Prosecutorial District 6, which includes all of Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties.
  • Service to Honor Revolutionary War Hero Major General Henry Knox, 10:30 a.m., Thomaston Village Cemetery. With an honor guard in Revolutionary War garb, an invocation prayer, a “Did You Know?” presentation by Dr. William McCarriston, wreath-laying ceremony, and taps by Mike Whitehead.
  • Walk with Waldoboro Conservation Commission, 2 p.m. This entry in the family-friendly monthly series will take walkers along the trail at Quarry Hill, just off Depot Street.

SUNDAY, JULY 22:

  • Hospice Annual Service of Remembrance, 4 p.m., in Merryspring Nature Center’s garden, Conway Road, Camden. The hour of music and readings is open to all. Participants are invited to share a short reading or memory at the interfaith gathering, hosted by Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers and Maine Health Care at Home.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

  • Talk on Contemporary Military Service, 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Taylor Beattie tells what his military life was like in this free public talk.

TUESDAY, JULY 24:

  • Yoga in Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays through August 14. By donation.
  • July Activities at Belfast Senior Center, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to Belfast-area residents 60+. Free; donations appreciated. Bring a bag lunch; coffee available. July 24: Bring your project/sewing to spread out on one of the large tables or just play a game. July 31: Noon sing-along, ice cream social, and celebration of July birthdays.
  • “Songs, Stories and Prayers Around the Campfire,” 6:30 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old Country Road, Rockport. After the brief worship, there will be lawn games and strawberry shortcake. Bring a chair. All welcome.
  • Intermediate Yoga at Thomaston Yoga Studio, Tuesdays, July 24-Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. For students with some experience who wish to further their practice and try a wider variety of poses and styles. $50. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:

  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers on Medomak Pond and River, 10 a.m. The two-hour trip is appropriate for beginners. There will be an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant. PWA Paddlers events are free and held rain or shine. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Free “Welcoming Wonder” Class, 4-5:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Abby Pettee and Jean Ashland encourage participants to practice gratitude while taking in the sights, scents and sounds of nature. Registration required: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness to Meet at Rockport Public Library, 4:30 p.m. The national grassroots organization is led by women who believe strongly that we need to act now to protect our wild natural areas. The local group will be planning outdoor activities, service projects and socials for the next few months. All are welcome. To learn more, visit greatoldbroads.org. For info about the local group: theoinmaine@gmail.com.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library. Jesse Casas will continue a discussion of researching using FamilySearch. Free; all welcome.
  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Camden, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Maine Sport Outfitters Kiosk, 16 Bayview St. Take a leisurely tour of midcoast waters with a Registered Maine Guide. Learn basic paddling and safety. Kids 10+ are welcome with an adult. $30. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • “Judaism and the Environment,” 7 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. Rabbinic intern Leora Perkins will lead the class, free and open to the public.
  • Gentle Yoga at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport, Wednesdays, July 25-Sept. 12, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. No experience needed. $50. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 26:

  • Camden Senior Citizens to Meet, 10:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge at Simonton Corner in Rockport. Guest speaker Pat Webber will talk about the joys and challenges of raising a seeing-eye puppy for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Area seniors are welcome.
  • Buck Moon Paddle on Little Dyer Pond in Jefferson, 8 to 10 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center. Hike 1.5 miles to the pond, which remains wild, with little shoreline development, and glide under the “buck” moon (signifying that a buck’s antlers are in full-growth mode at this time of year). Midcoast Conservancy provides canoes, paddles and life jackets. All ages are welcome. You must register: midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.

COMING UP:

  • Night Hike at Oak Point Farm, Fri., July 27, 8-9 p.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at the Samoset Road preserve in Boothbay Harbor for an adventure in the dark. A naturalist will lead the way with a stop to investigate how human senses work in the dark and to get a better understanding of how other species have adapted to living without light. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Seaweed Events in Rockland, hosted by Maine Seaweed Exchange, which works to support a healthy, sustainable seaweed industry in Maine. Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference will be held at the Strand Theater on Fri., July 27, for existing and new farmers or anyone curious about learning more. The Maine Seaweed Fair, to celebrate all things seaweed, will be held in Snow Marine Park on Sat., July 28. It is free and open to the public. Learn more about both events at maineseaweedexchange.com.
  • Cemetery Cleaning and Repair Workshop, Fri.-Mon., July 27-30. The hands-on workshop is offered by Thomaston Historical Society and Thomaston Village Cemetery Committee, and led by Joe Ferrannini, owner of Grave Stone Matters in Hoosick Falls, New York. It is ideal but not required to attend all four days, with a minimum donation of $30 per day. FMI: info@thomastonhistoricalsociety.com.

ONGOING:

  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. FMI: tops.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location & other info: ananur@twc.com.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • People Helping People, network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Community Center. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Boothbay Harbor Community Center. Three Principles Course for anyone who feels stressed, depressed or angry and wants to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • Station Maine Free Community Rowing, this summer the 32-foot Cornish pilot gig leaves Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays. All ages, skill levels welcome, be you resident or visitor. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org.
  • Tennis for Fun, the free tennis clinic for special needs children and adults meets Fridays 3-4 p.m. June-September at Belfast City Park. FMI: tennisforfun.org, 338-0905.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. Support for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Family Caregiver Support Groups: Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. FMI: 930-2500. Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish and Italian 10 a.m., French 11 a.m., German & Swedish noon.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • “Substance Use & Mental Health in Our Community,” Fridays at noon in Belfast Free Library’s 3rd-floor meeting room. Discuss addiction & mental health issues that have affected you through your family, community or friends, and understand where the community needs to go.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Appleton Library Book Group for Adults, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and Kinship Program Support Groups, for all adoptive, foster & kinship families. Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. FMI: 800-833-9786, monica@affm.net.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln St.: Sober Hang-Out 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Friends & Family Together support group for friends & family of people with substance use disorders, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Narcotics Anonymous at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Refuge Recovery, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. FMI: Facebook.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, 4th Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Tuesday Jams at Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, second Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Captain Albert Stevens School cafeteria. FMI: 338-6886, 322-4500.