TUESDAY, APRIL 13:

  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. The Spanish language reading and conversation group, facilitated by Camden Public Library, meets on Zoom. For a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Online Support Group, 3 p.m. via Zoom. Free. Those interested in participating should contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237 or at cblouin@pbmc.org.
  • Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis to Address Knox County Democratic Committee, at 6 p.m. Registered Democrats are invited to attend. He will discuss pending legislation to update the 1980 Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act. According to the Wakanabi Alliance, there need to be changes to the Settlement Act because since its implementation in 1980, the tribes in Maine have been left out of 151 federal laws that benefit the other 570 federally recognized tribes across the country. Registration closes at 10 a.m. same day. Details: knoxmainedemocrats.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14:

  • Black Lives Matter Vigils in Rockland, every Wednesday at Chapman Park (corner of Park and Main, by Walgreens) from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to the peaceful vigils to bring attention to the ongoing problem of racism. Wear a mask. For more information, 385-7452 or smanning5757@gmail.com.
  • Advance Care Planning Online Workshop, 3 to 4 p.m. Advance care planning is an organized process of reflecting upon and discussing goals for future health care decisions. It is part of creating an advance directive, a written plan that tells others what medical care you want or do not want if you become too ill in the future to tell them. Join trained advance care planning facilitator Vikki Swan to begin the process of filling out an advance directive. Free. To register, call 301-3950 or go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15:

  • Camden Public Library’s Tech Help Hour on Zoom, from 1 to 2 p.m. For those who need help with a new device or operations like transferring photos from camera to computer. Sign up at librarycamden.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16:

  • Red Friday Coffee and Doughnut Open House, 10 a.m. to noon at Williams-Brazier Post 37, American Legion, 37 Watts Lane, Thomaston. Red Friday allows Legionnaires and those in the local community to drink coffee, eat doughnuts and talk about someone they may know who is serving in the American military, and deployed. Masks are to be worn at all times.
  • 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.
  • Online Career Transformation Lunch-and-Learn Series, offered through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. $30 per person per session. Today’s session is “Resume Building Workshop: Making Your Story Come Alive”; and the session on April 23 is “Improving Your Interviewing Skills: It’s Not Bragging If It’s a Fact.” The sessions are designed to benefit those who are in college or just starting their careers, recent graduates, people who have been laid off due to COVID-19, people thinking about career changes, and those who are unemployed or underemployed. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Michelle Patten at um.fhc.pd@maine.edu or 338-8002. A limited number of scholarships are available for people who live or work in Knox or Waldo counties.

MONDAY, APRIL 19:

  • Camden Public Library’s Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom, 1 to 2 p.m. The Walsh History Center will try to help find you an answer to Camden history questions. For a Zoom link to participate, email kgross@librarycamden.org.
  • “A Fishy Tail About Our Food System,” 3 p.m. via Zoom. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine hosts Joshua Stoll, who will describe the recent emergence of alternative seafood networks in North America and their role in supporting resilient fishing communities, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. The talk is free. To register, visit the event webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ruth Hallsworth, 581-3196; hallsworth@maine.edu.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20:

  • See April 13 for recurring Tuesday events.
  • Camden Rotary Club to Explore Workforce Housing Challenges, via Zoom at noon. Joe Cloutier, cofounder of Realty Resources Group, will discuss affordable housing projects in New England and how they have diversified community income levels while saving workers’ travel time and housing and energy costs. His talk will be the eighth in a series about economic and workforce development as club members explore issues like housing, internet access, vocational training, and career opportunities. The club’s website at camdenrotary.org includes recordings of all the talks in the series. Anyone who would like to attend can get connection details from Stephanie Griffin: steph.griffinsg00@gmail.com.

COMING UP:

  • “Bird Time on the Coast – A New Offering to See the Birds,” a new bird watching series with local experts, who will lead trips to some of their favorite birding hotspots along the coast of Maine. It is open to everyone, from beginners to advanced. The adventures will run from April 22 through October. Walks are already scheduled through May. To see the offerings and to sign up for a walk, visit the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands website: mainecoastislands.org. Walks are free.
  • Online Practical Project Management Certificate Program, offered through the Hutchinson Center of Belfast on May 5, 7, 12, and 14 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. $595 per person. Taught by Angela Wheaton, it is a comprehensive professional development course that provides skills for managing projects in the real world. Participants will walk through a project from start to finish, defining and initiating a project, determining scope, then building a work breakdown structure, project plan and Gantt charts. Register at hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.