• Registration Open for Spring 2021 Term at UMA Rockland, the spring semester will run from January 25 to May 8. Hundreds of courses are available – in person and via interactive television, web conferencing and fully online.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • 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.
  • Free Advance Care Planning Workshop Offered Virtually, 1 to 2 p.m. Join trained advance care planning facilitator Vikki Swan to begin the process of filling out an advance directive, which is a written plan that represents your preferences and tells others what medical care you want or do not want if you become too ill to tell it. Free. Go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • “Emerge from Stigma” Speakers Bureau Training, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, January 12 and 19, via Zoom, offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Maine. Designed to train people living with mental illness, as well as friends and family members, to share their stories. Anyone interested in the training can register at NAMImaine.org. Also this Tuesday, “Facing the Pandemic Winter” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Led by NAMI Maine Clinical Director Greg Marley, this conversation will explore the impact of COVID and focus on how people can act to increase resilience in their own lives and in the lives of youth and adults in the community. Sponsored by NAMI Bath/Brunswick. Register at namimaine.org.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group on Zoom, 6 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides info and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. To join in, contact Cheri Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237 or cblouin@pbmc.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • 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 such operations as transferring photos from camera to computer. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Maine Mondays on Facebook Live, from 11 a.m. to noon. Each Monday on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page, hear read-alouds from books about Maine’s history. The program is part of the library’s yearlong celebration of Maine’s bicentennial. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward on the library’s Facebook page.

COMING UP:

  • “On the Horizon: The 130th Legislature,” Wednesday, January 20, at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom. Join the Maine State Chamber of Commerce advocacy staff to look at key pieces of legislation to be dealt with during the 130th Legislature that will affect Maine businesses. Learn more at MaineChamber.org.
  • Winter Gear Rentals at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, of Nordic skis, fat tire bikes and snowshoes with sizes for the whole family. The rental schedule is as follows: Saturdays and Sundays, January 23 through February 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rentals will also be available every day during the Presidents’ Week vacation, February 13–21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary. All participants are asked to stay masked during the rental transaction and to observe physical-distancing guidelines on the trails. The price range for adult bikes and skis is $25 for two hours or $35 for five hours. Overnight rentals (for Hidden Valley campers only) are available Friday and Saturday, $50 a night. Junior rates are $15, $20 and $40, respectively. Snowshoe rentals for adults are $20 for two hours, $30 for five hours, or $35 a night. Junior prices are $10, $15 and $20. Midcoast Conservancy members get a 40% discount on all cabins and yurts at Hidden Valley. For more information on membership, rentals and overnight reservations, go to MidcoastConservancy.org.