THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

• Open House at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eldercare Network of Lincoln County continues celebrating its 20th year with open houses and programs at each of “The Greens,” its community-based homes for elders. At this one, Inn Along the Way founder Sherry Flint will be on hand to discuss interdependent communities. Inn Along the Way is a “friend of the Greens.” FMI: 751-6261.

• College Completion Day for Adults, who have some college but no degree and want to talk with an advisor about how to get one, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at UMA Rockland. Walk-ins welcome. The next semester there starts January 22. FMI: 596-6096, uma.edu/rockland.

• Reception and Dedication of New Telescope at Thomaston Library, 4 p.m. The Orion StarBlast 4.5 astro reflector telescope was donated by Cornerstones of Science, a nonprofit working with public libraries to turn people on to science. The donation is in honor of Rudi Graf for his dedication to community science experiences and as a longtime Cornerstones board member.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16:

• Annual Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, at Point Lookout in Northport. Reception at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. with awards to follow. Tix are available at ticketleap.com. 

• “Navigating Cancer Treatment with Complementary Natural Medicine,” 5:30 p.m., Camden Whole Health, 91 Elm Street in Camden. Dr. Barb MacDonald, a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist and author of “The Breast Cancer Companion: A Complementary Care Manual,” will give the free presentation.

• Friday Night Lecture Series Continues at Christ the King Church in Belfast, 9 Field Street, 6 to 8 p.m. Brian Vanden Brink will give a talk on photography. The talk is free and open to all.

• Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church in Newcastle, 6:30-8 p.m. The worship service is for learning-disabled participants and their families, friends and neighbors.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17:

• Womens Wellness Walk: Fernald’s Neck Preserve, 8:30-10:30 a.m. The free series for midcoast women to gather to walk, talk and learn about current health topics will meet this time at the preserve on Fernald’s Neck Road in Lincolnville. Visit HappierOutside.com for details.

• Hatchet Mountain Preserve Hike in Hope, 9 to 11 a.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts the .75-mile hike in its monthly Hike-the-Guide series. Scott Dickerson and Janet Redfield will lead the way and share mountain history. The preserve parking lot is small, so carpool from Hope Town Office.

• AARP Driver Safety Course in Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectrum Generations offers it at Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street. Participants who complete the class, which doesn’t require any driving, may be eligible for reduced insurance premiums. $15 AARP members; $20 others. Reserve your seat: 563-1363.

• Midcoast Ostomy Group, will meet at 2 p.m. in Rockport at Pen Bay Physicians Building’s Conference Room C. The guest speaker will be Abbie Knickelbein, R.N., from Pen Bay Surgical Group and Ostomy Clinic. The group meets the third Saturday of alternate months and includes discussion. Anyone with an ostomy or who wants to learn about ostomies is welcome. FMI: 785-4727, whandmh@tidewater.net.

• Free Microchips for Cats at Pope Memorial Humane Society, Thomaston. Starting Nov. 17, PMHS will accept walk-ins from the towns it serves, as well as past cat adopters. FMI: PopeHumane.org.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18:

• Third Sunday Sit at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, 9 a.m. to noon. Seated and walking meditation. Open by donation. FMI: 594-1694, RocklandShambhala@gmail.com.

• Anniversary Rededication Service at The First Church in Belfast, 10 a.m. Music by the choir and a message from guest minister Deborah Blood, UCC Maine Conference minister, are offered to celebrate the church’s 200th anniversary. A light lunch will follow.

• Appraisals by Larry Trueman at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road in Washington, 1-3 p.m. The Washington Historical Society invites you to bring an item to learn about its history and value. Free; donations accepted. Slices of pie will be sold to benefit restoration of the society’s town house.

• Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Annual Meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Unity Community Center, 32 School Street. Members and the general public are invited to look at accomplishments in 2018 and give their thoughts on the land trust’s future direction and programs.

• “Nurturing Sensitivity in Modern Times,” 6:30-8 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street in Rockland. Prem Sadasivananda will lead meditation, chanting, music and a talk. It is open to the public by donation. Learn more about him at vidya-samyogah.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

• “Coming Full Circle – Hodgdon Green 20th Anniversary House Party,” 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The ElderCare Network wraps up its series of programs and open houses at its “Greens,” assisted living homes in villages around the midcoast, with the party. Sharon Gordon will be there to lead a community acupuncture session. FMI: 563-5213.

• Sensory Awareness Walk at Gregory Hiking Trail, 2 Sawyer’s Island Road, Boothbay, 10-11:30 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts the 1-mile hike designed to help participants use their senses to better recognize the sounds and smells of the forest. Limited to 12. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

• Public Meeting on Sheldon Bridge Project in Belfast, 6-8 p.m. at Belfast City Hall. Reps from Maine Department of Transportation will be on hand to give info on the project to replace the Poors Mill Road bridge, hear concerns, receive comments and answer questions.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20:

• Cancer Support Group in Belfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Oncology & Infusion Therapy in Waldo County General Hospital’s Ludwig Medical Building. For patients at any stage – newly diagnosed, in treatment and long-term survival. Call to register: 218-7944.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Support and info for area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.

• Full Moon Hike at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bambi Jones will lead the hike to the shore of Little Dyer Pond to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will take 40 minutes each way. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, snack and drink. If there’s snow on the ground, bring your snowshoes or borrow a pair from Midcoast Conservancy: 389-5150, MidcoastConservancy.org.

• Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets at 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street in Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

• Camden Lions Invite Potential Members to Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse on Lion’s Lane in Camden. People who want to hear about the club’s community work and learn about joining are invited. RSVP so they know how much to cook: 975-5501 or 236-6584.

• Free Workshops at Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, 66 Elm Street in Camden. On Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Planning for Your Pets. On Wednesday at 1 p.m.: How to Protect Your Assets Estate Planning. More info: PenBayLaw.com. Registration: 236-4888.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22:

• 5K Trail Run and 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to Damariscotta River Association’s run and walk to benefit Twin Villages Foodbank Farm. It’s free to enter; monetary donations to TVFF are encouraged. Online registration will help the volunteer organizers prepare: DamariscottaRiver.org.

COMING UP:

• Hike Under the Light of the Beaver Moon, Friday, Nov. 23, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites people of all ages to take a 1.5-mile hike on the Belfast Rail Trail. Hot drinks will be served. Moon songs will be sung. Bring a flashlight and mug. Meet at Armistice footbridge. Free; register so you can be contacted if the hike is cancelled because of the weather: info@CoastalMountains.org.

• Open House at BugTussle Annex in Waldoboro, on the top floor of Jefferson Street Professional Building, 251 Jefferson Street, Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the new high-tech co-work and meeting space.

• “Growing Up in Maine in the 1800s,” Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 to 6 p.m. at Boothbay Region High School, 236 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Historian Kathy Goldner teaches the class on the lives of Maine children in the 19th century and describes their duties, schoolwork and farmwork. The Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education class is $10. For more info and to register: BoothbayAE.MaineAdult Ed.org.

ONGOING:

• 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.

• Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.

• Open Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations taken.

• Open 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 Barnstown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.

• Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.

• Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.

• Wellness Checks, Mondays & 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. 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, third 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.

• Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.

• 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.

• 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.

• Chair Yoga with David Erickson, Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Residence at Tall Pines, 24 Martin Lane, Belfast. Free and open to the public.

• 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 addictionand mental health issues that have affected you through your family, community or friends.

• 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 for friends & family of those 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.

• Leer y Charlar at Camden Public Library, second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Read and chat in Spanish. Fluent speakers welcome. 

• Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The lively discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.

• 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 and more. Appointments: 596-6906.

• 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.

• 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.