• Win a Marketing Mini-Grant, of up to $1,000, from New Ventures Maine. Open to businesses with five or fewer employees and gross sales under $250,000. Apply by November 6: bit.ly/NVMEminigrants.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27:

  • Drive-Up, No-Appointment-Needed Flu Clinic at Pen Bay Medical Center, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive up, fill out the paperwork, and get the shot while you sit in your car. Bring your insurance card or pay a small fee. Open to individuals 7 years old and older.
  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Group, hosted by Skidompha Public Library of Damariscotta, from 10 to 11 a.m. Longtime practitioners and interested newbies are invited to join the online weekly guided meditation. Email jeaton@skidompha.org for a link.
  • Online Business Success Series, offered by New Ventures Maine to people who want to get a business idea off the ground or try a new strategy for their business. Classes start at noon and registration is required by 11 a.m. at newventuresmaine.org. Take any. They are: Bookkeeping Solutions on October 27; Projecting Cash Flow on November 3; Quickbooks: Is It Right for Me? on November 10; and Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed on November 17.
  • Free Flu Shots for Belfast Residents, 3 to 6 p.m. at Belfast Boat House, 34 Commercial Street. Belfast Public Health Nursing Associaton gives them to adult Belfast residents only. No appointment needed.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28:

  • Drive-Up, No-Appointment-Needed Flu Clinic at Pen Bay Medical Center, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, noon to 5 p.m. Drive up, fill out the paperwork, and get the shot while you sit in your car. Bring your insurance card or pay a small fee. Open to individuals 7 years old and older.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29:

  • No-Appointment-Needed Flu Clinic at Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, in the testing tent from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your insurance card or pay a small fee. Open to those 7 years old and older.
  • Free Flu Shots for Belfast Residents, 7 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at Belfast Boat House, 34 Commercial Street. Belfast Public Health Nursing Associaton gives them to adult Belfast residents only. No appointment needed.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30:

  • Online Small Businesses Forum: Covid’s Impact & What the Future Looks Like, 10 to 11 a.m. Join the Maine Small Business Development Centers and the University of Southern Maine to learn what impact the pandemic has had on Maine’s small businesses and what to expect moving forward. Register at maine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sQWKnoklTnuvU4WKsxop3w.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2:

  • Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education, of Rockport, is offering online and in-person classes this November on everything from “Creating an Online Presence to Grow Your Business” to art, quilting, pickleball, birding, tai chi and lots more. Information is available at fivetowns.maineadulted.org. For more information, call 236-7800, option 5.
  • Favorite Fall Hike: Head of Tide Preserve, starts at noon at the preserve off Doak Road in Belfast. Join members of the Community Health & Wellness team for the guided, socially distant hike in the Favorite Fall Hike series at their favorite Coastal Mountains Land Trust trails. Selected hikes are about one mile and considered easy, with some rough terrain and inclines. Wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water. The guided hikes are free but space is limited so registration is required; visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3:

  • Online Business Success Series, offered by New Ventures Maine to people who want to get a business idea off the ground or try a new strategy for their business. Classes start at noon and registration is required by 11 a.m. at newventuresmaine.org. Take any. They are: Projecting Cash Flow on November 3; Quickbooks: Is It Right for Me? on November 10; and Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed on November 17.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 6 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.Currently the group is meeting via Zoom. Free. Those interested in participating should contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237 or cblouin@pbmc.org.

COMING UP:

  • Waldo County Homeless Coalition to Hold Informational Meeting, Thursday, November 5, at 4 p.m. The meeting is being held online. The WCHC will be sharing a brief explanation of who they are, how they hope to serve the community, and updates on their work over the past year, as well as a look into the future, and information on how to become involved. There will also be some time for an open discussion and information sharing.This is a public meeting and all interested community members are invited to attend. To RSVP and receive the meeting link, contact waldohomeless@gmail.com.