THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Trekkers Invites the Public to Its Fall Volunteer Meeting, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Steel House South, 639 Main Street, Rockland. Everyone is invited to meet Trekkers staff and other volunteers and learn how to get engaged with the outdoor-based, six-year mentoring program. A presentation on Trekkers starts at 6 p.m. All types of volunteers are needed – from mentors to drivers to website designers.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Exercise Class Demo Day at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. The demos from 9 to 11 a.m. are free and open to everyone, not just Y members. A variety of classes will be offered on 20-minute cycles to let people learn which ones might be right for them. With membership deals and door prizes. FMI: cycYMCA.org.
  • “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” Women’s Conference, First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Avenue, Waldoboro. Registration 8:30 to 9 a.m. Conference 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10. Online registration: FBCwaldoboro.org. FMI: 549-6004.
  • BRLT Annual Membership Meeting & Brunch, 10 a.m. to noon. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, for an outdoor brunch with spectacular views. Learn what BRLT has accomplished this year. Then learn the vital role volunteers play in a talk – “Citizen Science in a Changing Maine Climate” – by Senior Research Scientist Nick Record of Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences. Call 633-4818 for $15 brunch tix. If you’re not a member, but wish to attend, make a donation of any size online or through the BRLT office to become a member.
  • Maine Genealogical Society’s Fall Annual Meeting and Conference, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Morning and afternoon breakout sessions, luncheon, and F. Warren Bittner’s keynote: “Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way.” FMI: MaineRoots.org.
  • Walk with Waldoboro Conservation Commission, 2 p.m. This one is at Waldoboro Town Forest and Ancient Hemlock Grove.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Full Moon Paddle at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, 7 p.m. Enjoy the silvery glow of the “full corn moon” (so called by farmers who used the bright light to gather crops) on still-wild Little Dyer Pond after a 1.5-mile hike through the woods. Bring a flashlight for the walk back. Space is limited by the number of canoes, provided by Midcoast Conservancy, so do register: MidcoastConservancy.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Impeaching Trump Through Political Diversity,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s third-floor conference room. Discussion and support group for people of all political persuasions who believe it is in the best interest of the U.S. to work toward impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. FMI: 223-0052, ben496@prexar.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • BRLT Trail Mixer: Linekin & Burley Preserves, 10 to 11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust for a leisurely hike of a mile or two over easy to moderate terrain. Trail Mixers rotate through BRLT’s preserves and all are welcome. This week’s volunteer leader is Hal Moorefield. No sign-up required; just meet at the trailhead.
  • Belfast Senior Center, meets 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Seniors are invited to play games, work on a puzzle, join a bridge game or just enjoy conversation. Free; donations welcomed. Bring a senior friend and a bag lunch; coffee and tea are available.
  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Adam Lacher of the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • “Daily Activities and Exercise for Those with Chronic Lung Disease,” noon to 1 p.m. Roe Chiacchio, RN, CPT, CDP, gives the talk at the Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group meeting in the pulmonary rehab education room at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Her talk will focus on how exercise improves lung capacity and the delivery of oxygen and blood flow throughout the body and to the brain. She’ll give tips on how to adopt lifestyle changes to address the limitations imposed by pulmonary disease.
  • Free Workshops at Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, 66 Elm Street in Camden. Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Planning for Your Pets. Wednesday at 1 p.m.: How to Protect Your Assets Estate Planning. Full descriptions are at PenBayLaw.com. Registration: 236-4888.
  • Free Flu Shots in Belfast, in Waldo County General Hospital’s ground-floor classroom from 4 to 7 p.m. Belfast Public Health Nursing provides them to adult Belfast residents.
  • Dessert with Candidate Vicki Doudera in Rockport, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 361 Main Street. Doudera is running to represent Rockport, Camden and Islesboro in the Legislature and she will be on hand to answer questions and listen. Sweet treats and music by UkesRock (of which she is a member) will round out the evening. Learn her views on health care, protecting the environment, investing in sustainable solutions, affordable housing for all, and veterans’ rights and benefits. Kids are welcome. Call 542-1990 for more info.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Free Veteran Suicide Prevention Training in Belfast, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Faith Temple Church, 189 Lincolnville Avenue. The Maine Veterans’ Administration Suicide Prevention Team at Togus VA Medical Center sends registered nurse Tracy Charette to give the free training to the public. Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. No need to RSVP; just show up. There will be coffee.
  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta at Spectrum Generations, 521 Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Andrea Handel of ElderCare Network will talk about community living (like what’s offered at Hodgdon Green, celebrating its 20th anniversary) and the Successful Aging grant ECN was awarded. Stay for lunch ($5-$6.50). FMI: 563-1363.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • B-I-N-G-O with Camden Area Senior Citizens, the group that meets fourth Thursdays of the month invites area seniors to join the fun at 10:30 a.m. in the Masonic Lodge at Simonton Corner in Rockport.
  • “Brain Wellness: Dispelling Myths and Highlighting Realities,” 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. Yuval Malinsky describes nonpharmacological ways to maintain cognitive function and then engages attendees in a series of exercises to show how to integrate the strategies into daily life. Quarry Hill’s free Going Strong series is open to adults 50-plus. You must register: 921-6116, QHinfo@pbmc.org.
  • Waldoboro Business Association Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. This one is at the BugTussle Annex co-working space on the third floor of the Jefferson Street Professional Building in the village.
  • “Brewing Democracy: Candid Conversations with Candidates,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Oysterhead Lounge in Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street, Newcastle. Progressive candidates will be on hand to share their values and platforms including Zak Ringelstein for U.S. Senate, Natasha Irving for DA, Sheriff Todd Brackett, and State House and Senate candidates Laura Fortman, Mick Devin, Chloe Maxmin, Jason Putnam and Allison Hepler. The meetup is free; a cash bar and dinner menu will be available. Ringelstein will also be heading to Thomaston to hold a Town Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street. The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate will give his views in favor of Medicare for All, getting money out of politics, a $15 minimum wage, an aggressive approach to climate change, tuition-free public colleges, equal pay, paid family leave and more. He is not accepting donations from PACs.
  • Entrepreneurship Workshop at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 27 to Oct. 25. West Bay Rotary of Camden and Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education present the class that will cover all aspects of starting a business. $35. Register at FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org or call 236-7800.

COMING UP:

  • Twin Villages Business Forum, Friday, Sept. 28, at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta. A full day of business DIY, interactive workshops, and panel discussions designed to help you develop tools for your business, nonprofit or community organization. Breakout sessions will cover everything from the art of the side hustle to customer opinion “damage control” to ways to fund your startup or expansion, some of which may be surprising. For more information, visit TwinVillagesBiz.com.
  • Blessing of the Animals in Rockport, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road. Bring your pet, a stuffed animal, a picture of a beloved animal or even a photo of an endangered species in the wild. With treats for people and pets.
  • Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Sunday, Sept. 30. Registration is open for the 5.5-mile and 13-mile races for all ages over rustic trails and varied terrain. The race atmosphere is not competitive and everybody is encouraged to stick around for a bonfire, hot cider or a beer from Oxbow Brewery, and a lunch of corn chowder, sides and dessert. Details are at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • 15th Annual GROW Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop. The GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops) gathering is for new and experienced grassroots organizers from around Maine. Childcare is available for those who preregister at tinyurl.com/2018grow. The cost is $0-$100 a day for lakeside lodging and meals, based on ability to pay. FMI: ResourcesForSocialChange.org.
  • Bus Trip to Strawbery Banke Historic Village in New Hampshire, Saturday, Oct. 6, just in time for its fall festival complete with costumed weavers, tinsmiths, shepherds and others. The coach leaves Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport at 8 a.m. and returns at 9 p.m. with stops in Waldoboro and Newcastle. Registration: 236-7800 or FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. Free drop-in group. FMI: 218-7256.
  • 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 Road, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 at 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.
  • 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 Street, 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.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, the American Sign Language group – hosted and facilitated by Jesse Ellis – meets at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays. It is free and open to the public.