THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • Signs of Spring Walk in Boothbay Harbor, 10 to 11 a.m. at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites everyone to encounter and identify animals and plants that are waking up from their winter rest on an easy one-mile walk led by environmental educator Tracey Hall.
  • Free Outdoor “Forestry for Maine Birds” Workshop, noon to 3 p.m. at Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast. The hands-on session will teach participants to assess forest habitat and consider management options that benefit songbirds. Registration is encouraged but not required: Aleta.WaldoSoilAndWater@gmail.com.
  • Substance Use Prevention Meeting in Newcastle, 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the ATEC Building at Lincoln Academy. Healthy Lincoln County invites everyone to attend.
  • Tech Tips at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3:30 p.m. Learn tips for using the computer and creating strong passwords, with time for questions.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Midcoast Singles’ Mixer, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Oysterhead Lounge on the second foor of Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street, Newcastle. Singles 21-plus are invited. Free admission; cash bar. RSVP on Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • Paddle to Witch Island and the Gut from Pemaquid Harbor, departing from Colonial Pemaquid boat launch at 9 a.m. The trip will include time to hike the island’s trails. Paddlers may opt to meet for lunch at the Cupboard Cafe afterward. Coastal Rivers Paddlers gather rain or shine. Visit CoastalRivers.org or call 563-1393 for more information.

SUNDAY, MAY 26:

  • Service of Remembrance to Honor Veterans, during the 10:45 a.m. worship service at People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street in Union.
  • Tour of St. Patrick Church Offered, after the 11 a.m. Mass in the new church next to the old one at 380 Academy Hill Road. Tours of the church, now on the National Historic Registry and home of a bell cast by Paul Revere and Sons, will start around noon. FMI: 725-2624.

MONDAY, MAY 27:

  • “In Love We Stand” Silent Vigil in Belfast, 11 a.m. on the lawn of The First Church, 8 Court Street, to remember all lives lost in acts of violence around the world. Participants are asked to arrive and depart in silence. FMI: 342-2187.

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Megan Williams from United Midcoast Charities. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. (last Tuesday of every month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Summer Protests in Rockland, to oppose the Trump administration, 5 p.m. Tuesdays on Union Street in front of the Knox County Courthouse. For more info, email MidcoastIndivisible@gmail.com.
  • Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Fourth Tuesday Networking Event, 5:30 p.m. This one is at 93 Main Coffee Shop in Unity.
  • Harbor Management Commission to Discuss South Channel, in Ordinance 9, Chapter 9, Section 9-202, Clarifying Designation of the Channel. Public comment will be accepted at the 6 p.m. meeting at Rockland City Hall Chamber.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:

  • Responsible Beverage Seller/Server Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brady’s Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. $15 per person. Registrants must have a state-issued photo ID. Registration: 563-1330.
  • Open House at Rockport Public Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Rockport Public Library offer cookies, coffee and information on volunteer opportunities for upcoming events.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • Recovery Coach Training, offered by Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition from Thursday to Saturday, May 30 to June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recovery coaches are volunteers who overcome addiction and want to help others do the same – hospitals, treatment centers, municipalities and courts have begun to pay for their services. Training, open to anyone interested, is $200; scholarships are available. FMI: 701-1182, info@midcoastrecovery.org.
  • “Invasive Plants of Midcoast Maine” Walk, 10 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor, to ID these plants “from away” that are threatening the midcoast’s natural ecosystems. You’ll learn ways to control or prevent them while taking a short hike over easy terrain. Reigstration required: 633-4818, THall@bbrlt.org.
  • “Balancing Services & Taxes” in Thomaston Community Conversation, 6:30 p.m. at Watts Hall. This one caps the season’s series. Dessert will be served.
  • Community Conservation in St. George on High-Speed Internet, 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 3 School Street. Learn more at StGeorgeCommunity.org.

COMING UP:

  • Easy Going Yoga, Fridays, May 31 to June 28 (no class June 7), noon to 1 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Designed with the older student in mind and led by Antonia Small of ORYX WORX Fitness. Stretch, strengthen, breathe and relax while improving your posture and body alignment. No yoga experience needed. $26: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Noon Yoga in Belfast, Fridays, May 31 to June 21, noon to 1 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital’s classroom. Stretch and strengthen your muscles while you reduce stress and recharge for the rest of the day. No experience required. $26: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.
  • Pendleton 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and 5-Mile Run, Saturday, June 1, on Belfast Rail Trail. Both races start at 9 a.m. Day-of registration and check-in starts at 8 a.m. The races open the 2019 RunBelfast race series. Learn more at RunBelfast.org.
  • Wellness Classes at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, at 10 a.m. Saturdays in June, starting June 1. John Jenkins leads them, starting each with exercises based on tai chi, yoga and mindfulness principles. Jenkins is a CBS News wellness consultant and has been honored in the International Black Belt Hall of Fame, among others. $15 per session ($10 Farnsworth members). Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Genealogy Day at Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of Gray and State streets in Portland, on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Network with others who are researching their Irish roots. $20 tickets: MaineIrish.com.
  • Three Windjammers to Host Open Houses for the Tourism Community, Saturday, June 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the head of Camden Harbor. Schooners Mary Day and Lewis R. French and windjammer Angelique open their decks, galleys and cabins to peope who work in visitors’ booths, hotels, motels inns, stores, restaurants and other place tourists go. FMI: Marti@SailMaineCoast.com.
  • Trekkers’ 6th Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk, Sunday, June 2. The race starts and finishes at Thomaston Academy, 60 Main Street, Thomaston. Advance registration is $25 per person at Trekkers.org through May 29. The day-of fee is $35. Registration includes an event T-shirt and post-race pancake breakfast (open to non-runners for $5) at The Slipway Restaurant.
  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Seeks Volunteers, and holds an orientation Tuesday, June 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at its Visitor Center, 9 Water Street in Rockland. Registration: VolunteerCoordinator@MaineCoastalIslands.org, 594-0600 x5.

ONGOING:

  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • 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. 620-1656.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. 315-1134.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Meetings for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Families, meet evenings in 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. Childcare available. RSVP required: 800-833-9786, sheila@affm.net.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland: Friends & Family Together Thursdays at 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery Wednesdays at 6 p.m. SMART Recovery Fridays at 6 p.m.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • 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, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records, more.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Prostate Cancer Networking and Support Group, second Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 617-756-4703, charhuschle@gmail.com.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m, Belfast Center. 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. 563-3350.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center, 233-8257.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations accepted.
  • Meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seated and walking meditation. Admission is by donation.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 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. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, American Sign Language socials, second & fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Jesse Ellis hosts the voices-off gatherings that will teach participants the basics or help them build their skills.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886, 322-4500.
  • 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, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Knox County Democratics, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemocrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa), Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street (Route 1), Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. 230-0042.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.