TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

  • Leer y Charlar at Camden Public Library, 1 p.m. The Spanish-language reading and conversation group meets on second and fourth Tuesdays monthly and welcomes new members.
  • Free Flu Shots for Belfast Residents, 4 to 7 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital’s classroom on the ground floor, 118 Northport Avenue. Belfast Public Health Nursing provides the free flu shots to adult Belfast residents. More dates will be available in December.
  • Waldo County Area Prostate Cancer Fellowship Group, 6:30 p.m. at 22 Durham Street in Belfast. Men are invited to join the new group for support, discussion, answers to questions, and fellowship. All are welcome, from the newly diagnosed to those in post-treatment. FMI: 338-8372.
  • “Tai Chi for Osteoporosis” Course in Rockport, Tuesdays, November 12 to December 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road. Gain inner strength, stronger muscles and better balance of mind and body. $39. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Registration for New Students at University of Maine at Augusta Rockland Center, opens November 12. UMA Rockland offers over 30 college degree and certificate programs.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13:

  • “From Massachusetts Professor to Maine Farmer,” 11 a.m. in the Ocean House at Penobscot Shores, Belfast. Naturalist and retired UMass professor John Twomey on his 2009 move to Montville with his partner, Leigh, and the joys and challenges they discovered in their commitment to living simply and sustainably. He is the author of “Retiring To, Not From.” Copies will be for sale. The program is free and open to adults 50-plus. Registration required: 338-2332.
  • “The Conversation,” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. The free class will help attendees consider what is important so they can gain confidence starting end-of-life-care conversations. Registration is required: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Knox County Retired Educators to Meet, 11:30 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant in Rockport. The group will order off the menu at noon. Anyone who has retired from a position in education (bus driver to superintendent) is invited. FMI: 594-4397.
  • “Co-op Finance Basics,” 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Co-op hosts the free workshop led by Deborah Hawkins of Cooperative Fund of New England. She’ll help attendees understand the info presented in basic financial reports and provide tools for financial management.
  • “Restorative Yoga” Course in St. George, Wednesdays, November 13 to December 18 (no class November 27), from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at 47 Main Street Studio. The gentle class is designed to help people stretch and strengthen muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. Appropriate for all levels. $26. Registration required: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14:

  • Maine AllCare Waldo County Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Featured will be a replay of a debate on universal health care that was recently taped in Belfast by WERU-FM community radio. Discussion will follow.
  • “Thankful for America” Potluck Party, 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Church. Waldo County Republican Committee holds it, with table seating by town and info on the 2020 election cycle’s caucus, primary, convention and general election. FMI: 789-5811.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15:

  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers read stories for 30 to 60 minutes. Readers are needed: 236-3440. Also at the library on Friday, the Chess Club meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to show up and learn new strategies.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16:

  • Turkey Bicycle Ride to Benefit Camden Area Food Pantry, 9 a.m. Riders will bike from Maine Sport Outfitters, 115 Commercial Street in Rockport, to Hannaford, 145 Elm Street in Camden, where they will purchase a fozen turkey (bring at least $25 to cover the cost) and then transport it to the food pantry, 128 Mount Battie Street, Camden. After turkeys have been delivered, riders may bike back to Maine Sport for hot beverages and snacks. The family-friendly event is open to everyone; those under 18 must be with an adult. Riders must wear a helmet and sign a waiver. Registraton: MaineSport.com/turkey-ride, 236-7120.
  • Midcoast Ostomy Group to Meet, 2 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center’s Physicians Building, Conference Room C. The speaker will be Katherine Athay, oncology social worker. A discussion will precede the talk. The group meets on the third Saturday of alternative months. Anyone with an ostomy or who wants to learn about ostomies is welcome. More info: whandmh@tidewater.net, 785-4727.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18:

  • United Healthcare Community Medicare Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon at Camden Public Library. Everyone’s invited to have questions answered and find assistance navigating the world of Medicare in the free, informal session.
  • New Puzzle Club at Camden Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Puzzle lovers of all ages are welcome to join the new club to socialize and work on puzzle projects together. The club meets every Monday.
  • U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting Session at Rockland Public Library, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday. A representative will describe the work and help people fill out an application. Census jobs provide paid training and flexible hours. For more info or to apply online: 2020Census.gov.
  • Free “Ready for a Life Changer?” Workshop at Belfast Free Libreary, 5 to 8 p.m. Alternatives to Violence Project Maine presents the workshop on ways to change hostility and destructiveness into cooperation and community. Refreshments served. Reservations suggested: 790-0221, daylily_627@yahoo.com.
  • Supper and Presentation on Restorative Justice Project, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast. The presentation is for people curious about becoming a Restorative Justice mentor. Mentor trainings will be held Mondays, November 25 and December 2, 9 and 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration: WaldoVolunteers@RJPmidcoast.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

  • Cancer Support Group in Belfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Oncology & Infusion Therapy in Waldo County General Hospital’s Ludwig Medical Building, 116 Northport Avenue. For people at any stage. Call 218-7944 to register.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group in Rockland, 3 to 4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 301-6237.
  • Camden Philosophical Society, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. The lively group discusses a wide range of topics, which are posted ahead of time on the library’s website. Meetings are held third Tuesdays monthly.
  • “The Last Taboo: Women and Wills,” 4 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Financial educator Joline Godfrey on the importance of women taking control of their financial futures, including wills and estate plans.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets 6 p.m. third Tuesdays of every month at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

COMING UP:

  • Class on “Building Spectacular Gingerbread Houses,” Wednesday, November 20, at 2:30 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Kevin Kiley leads the class – free and open to all ages – to introduce neophytes to the basics and help seasoned bakers brush up on their craft. He says he hopes his students will create something to be put on display at December’s Gingerbread Spectacular at the opera house. Call 633-5159 to sign up.
  • “Maine Alpaca Experience,” Wednesday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, Camden. Corry Pratt of Maine Alpaca Experience in Northport and Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm in Unity will speak about her passion for alpaca fiber and the animals that produce it. The program is free and open to women 50-plus. Registration is required: 301-6116, QuarryHill.org.
  • AARP Driver Safety Course, Thursday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ocean House at Penobscot Shores, Belfast. For drivers 50-plus with an in-classroom curriculum that covers defensive driving, existing and new rules of the road, the impact of recent changes in automotive technology, and age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Bring a bag lunch; beverages and dessert provided. $20 ($15 AARP members). Registration required: 338-2332.
  • “Evening of Mindfulness” at Lin-colnville Community Library, Friday, November 22, at 6 p.m. Ning Sawangjaeng presents the free program that will include guided meditation. She will discuss her own experiences with the practice and describe how it can strengthen the mind’s focus and help to develop self-compassion. Suitable for beginners and those with experience in practicing mindfulness and meditation.
  • Democratic Senate Candidates Forum in Rockport, Saturday, November 23, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Camden Hills Regional High School’s Strom Auditorium. Maine Teen Advocacy Coalition and Knox County Democrats offer the free, student-led forum featuring all Maine Democratic Party candidates for U.S. Senate: Sara Gideon, Bre Kidman and Betsy Sweet. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet the candidates following the forum.
  • Six-Session “Foundations in Restorative Practices” Certificate Program, December 5 and 6, January 10, February 13 and 14, and March 13, all from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. Health educator and advocate Carrie Sullivan and attorney-mediator Sarah Matari will lead the course aimed at people in a variety of fields including primary, secondary and post-seconcary education; social work and family services; corrections, criminal justice and policing; nonprofits; health care; and community development. $600 includes materials, a light breakfast and lunch. Registration: hutchinsoncen-ter.umaine.edu/professional-development.

ONGOING:

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group in Rockport, last Tuesdays of the month, noon to 1 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. 301-8880.
  • COPD Education and Support Group, last Wednesdays of the month, noon to 1 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. 301-8880.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 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.
  • 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 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 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.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Meditation in Camden, is offered at Camden Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, on Thursdays, 9 a.m., with sitting and walking meditation and instruction for beginners. At The Start Center, 37 Start Road, on Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome. And at Meetingbrook Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Road, on Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, at Rockland Shambhala, 14 School Street, Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation. Donations taken.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Universalist Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaine-Democrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • 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.
  • Recovery Dharma in Rockland, at Rockland Shambhala, 14 School Street, Wednesdays and Sundays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Buddhist practices for healing the suffering of addiction. Donations taken.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429, ext. 702.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street. 354-6749.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 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.