• Five Town Adult Education Offers Fall and Winter Classes Two Ways, in person and virtually, starting soon, with topics ranging from how to knit socks or run an Airbnb to recognizing birds by sound or publishing a book. Details are at fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Eighth Annual Maine Wisdom Summit, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., virtual, open to all who are interested, and designed for health care providers, social service and behavioral health professionals, legislators, municipal officials, building developers, advocates and researchers. Mainecouncilonaging.org.
  • Belfast Senior Center, open to fully vaccinated people 60 and older, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse. Table games, puzzles, socializing, coffee and lunch at noon. Donations taken. Details: BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Free Senior Exercise Class at Thomaston Public Library, led by Sandy Bodamer, 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym of the Academy building. Standing and chair routines using light weights, resistance bands, and small fitness balls. All fitness levels welcome. Free, donations taken.
  • Knox Clinic Men’s Walking Group, Tuesdays at 5 p.m. through September 28, rain or shine. Meet at the Knox Clinic parking lot, 22 White Street, Rockland. More info: 301-6993.
  • Searsmont Broadband Expansion Public Information Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Searsmont Community Center and via Zoom. The meeting will report to Searsmont residents on the volunteer Searsmont Broadband Advisory Task Force’s progress since it was formed six months ago. It will present data collected from residents and mapping on Searsmont’s low level of internet service, suggest future actions, answer questions and listen to residents’ suggestions. Residents will also hear from people representing Liberty, Palermo, Montville and Freedom. Those towns, along with Searsmont, make up the Southwest Waldo County Broadband Coalition. Learn more at swwaldobroadband.org.
  • Healthy Lincoln County Weekly Meditation Group, Tuesdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The group is free and everyone is welcome. For more info and to register: 622-7566, ext. 236, or lemmons@healthylincolncounty.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Black Lives Matter Vigils in Rockland, Wednesdays at Chapman Park (corner of Park and Main, by Walgreens) from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited. Wear a mask. More info at 385-7452 or smanning5757@gmail.com.
  • Carver Memorial Library Offers Five Animal Qigong, on the library’s back lawn in Searsport, Wednesdays at 3 p.m. If there is enough interest, it will continue into October. The Five Animal Qigong Form is a traditional Qigong form used throughout China with regional variations; this is the Wudang Mountain form. Free, donations taken.
  • Mid-coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Use the main door on Limerock Street and take the stairs to the lower-level Rockport Room. All are welcome.
  • Autumn Equinox Candlelight Walk at the Labyrinth in Edgecomb, starting at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of Edgecomb Community Church, UCC. It will be guided by Pastor Kate Pinkham, who will give a short introduction followed by time to reflect together after the walk. The labyrinth is next to the church building at 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb. It is seven-circuit Chartres-style, designed after a 13th-century labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France. For more info, email edgecomb.church@gmail.com or call the office at 882-4060. The event is free to all. The labyrinth is open dawn to dusk, year-round – but snow is not removed during winter months.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Tai Chi in Camden Amphitheatre, noon to 1 p.m. Instructor Anna Dembska leads classes for all levels. A portion of donations collected benefits the library. For more info and to sign up for weather notifications: camdentaiji@gmail.com.
  • Trails Challenge Hiking Series of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, from 1 to 3 p.m. Discover a lesser-known trail from the Ducktrap Preserve trailhead on Route 52 to Tanglewood’s extensive hiking system. This walk will be almost four miles round-trip. Participants can drop off a car at Tanglewood’s camp parking lot for a shorter adventure. For details, email info@coastalmountains.org.
  • Waldo County Republicans General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the WCRC office, 230 Searsport Avenue, Belfast. Guest speaker Walt Whitcomb will discuss Maine agriculture and Question 3.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, 9 to 10 a.m. Take in views of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of poses with certified instructor Denyse Robinson. All levels welcome. Donations accepted, with a portion going to Camden Public Library. For more info, and to sign up for weather notifications: 975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com.
  • Online Chess Club, with matches every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Members may also challenge other members at any time. Join at lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. For more info, email Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.
  • Knox County Homeless Coalition Announces Third Annual One Night Without a Home Event, a fundraiser where anyone can start a team, join a friend’s team, or simply donate by visiting homehelphope.org/ONWAH2021. The “sleep-out” begins tonight, and ends at 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, on the village green in Camden. Educational programming is planned for participants throughout the evening.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Clothing and Bake Sale at Broad Cove Church, 89 Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. through September. Clothes are $5 a bag.
  • Saturday Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Be guided through a sequence of yoga poses with certified instructor Denyse Robinson. All levels welcome. Donations accepted, with a portion going to Camden Public Library. For more information: denyserobinson@gmail.com or 975-5325. (Register to be contacted if classes are canceled.)
  • Race Through the Woods Returns to Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson. Racers will opt for a 13.1-mile half-marathon or a 5.5-mile race. This single-loop course brings runners over steep hills, through the woods, past ponds and has about 1,000 feet of elevation with lots of technical single-track. Fees are $35 for the half-marathon, and $25 for the 5.5-miler. This race is currently capped at 125 entrants, with a waitlist. To learn more, go to midcoastconservancy.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Rockland Bicycle Club Weekly Ride, meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at South School, 30 Broadway, Rockland. Wear a helmet. Rides continue through September, ending with the Rockland Classic, a ride to Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde. The Classic is free and open to all. For more information, visit the Rockland Bicycle Club’s Facebook page.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Camden Public Library’s Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom, 1 p.m. The Walsh History Center will try to find an answer to your Camden history questions. Email kgross@librarycamden.org for the link.
  • Yoga Nidra in Camden Amphitheatre, 4 to 5 p.m. Guided meditation led by health and wellness coach Hester Kohl Brooks. Bring something comfortable to lie or sit on. Free, donations accepted, with a portion going to Camden Public Library. For more information and to sign up: hesterkohlwellness@gmail.com.
  • Coastal Senior College Offers Fall Speaker Series – Open to All, Coastal Senior College continues its Brown Bag Series for CSC members and, new this fall, to nonmembers. Jayne Gordon hosts the series, via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, with an artist, a diplomat, an architect, and a teacher. On September 27, Winslow Myers presents “Walter Murch: A Painter’s Painter.” On October 4, Bob Rackmales discusses “Grace Under Pressure: Hazards of the Foreign Service.” On October 25, Arne Aho talks about “Sketching as a Means of Seeing.” On November 1, Caroline Janover presents “Learning Differences and Islands of Competency.” Register at coastalseniorcollege.org. All four programs are offered free to CSC members. Nonmembers pay $10 per talk, or $30 for the series. A yearly membership is $25.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Sheriff’s Office to Provide Liquor Law Training, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers the Responsible Beverage Service Training, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom. It will cover Maine liquor laws as well as best practices for managing a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol. Topics include how to identify a fake ID and how to appropriately card anyone that looks under the age of 27. The course also covers how to avoid overserving patrons. To register and receive the link, contact lemmons@healthylincolncounty.org.
  • Disaster Preparedness Workshop Teaches Strategies for Emergencies, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Camden Public Library hosts the Midcoast Medical Reserve Corps and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a workshop that will introduce concepts from the Ready.gov OPEN program. The program is designed to teach participants how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions. The registration link is at librarycamden.org.
  • Medicare Options 2022, with Renata Lahner and Nancy Schultz, with two options: today at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, September 29, at 6 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Learn about Medicare options for the upcoming open enrollment for 2022. Lahner and Schultz have over 20 years of Medicare experience. For more information, call the library at 236-3642.

COMING UP:

  • Spectrum Generations Offers Aging in the Right Place Forum and Free Vaccination Clinic, at Inn Along the Way, 741 Main Street in Damariscotta, Thursday, September 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s forum will focus on “The Speedbumps of Aging: How Do We Welcome the Transitions of Life?” and will address the difficulties encountered during the various transitions of aging and how to cope with the change of life. There will be no fee for attendees, but registration is required at spectrumgenerations.org. The keynote is provided by Juanita Roushdy, a resident of Bremen, who will touch on her journey through two retirements and life lessons as she found her right place to age.
  • Virtual Info Sessions with Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, for those who may be struggling with food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Sessions online and by phone are set for Tuesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 6, at 8:30 a.m. For phone and online access information, call Kate V. at 529-5550 or send an email to fa.newcastle.maine@gmail.com.
  • Midcoast Conservancy Forest Bathing Workshop, join Forest Therapy Guide Susan Bickford at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson on Saturday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bickford will guide participants through several invitations to awaken the senses and slow down. The pace will allow people to notice what is in motion along the trail; time may be spent sitting with a certain tree for a bit. Attendees will share observations in council. In all, the group won’t walk very far, maybe a mile in the three hours of the workshop. Forest Bathing is a gentle restorative and meditative way of being in nature. To conclude, the group will share a foraged tea together. The workshop is $20 for Midcoast Conservancy members, $25 for others. Register at midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Workforce Pathways Conference, Island Institute, based in Rockland, hosts the two-day, virtual conference Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8. The theme is “Connecting the Dots from Kindergarten to College and Career,” and the goal is to connect island and coastal educators and industry leaders to help guide Maine students and adults toward promising workforce pathways; to improve individual livelihoods; and to strengthen communities. Islandinstitute.org.