• Yoga for Seniors in Belfast, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, September 17 to November 5, at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue (Route 3). The gentle class incorporates breathing, stretching and simple exercises to promote balance, reduce stress and pain, and gently build muscle. No previous yoga experience required. $52. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Zumba Gold in Rockland, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, September 17 to November 12 (no class October 15), at Salvation Army, 27 Payne Avenue. Certified instructor Antonia Small leads active older adults and those seeking low-impact exercise in a dance workout for beginners. $52. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “Gentle Yoga Flow” in Appleton, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, September 17 to November 19, at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. Certified instructor Kyla Ceck will offer verbal cues for alignment, breath and grounding and introduce poses with several alternatives to suit a wide range of students. The class follows a hatha yoga structure with a more energizing first half and a relaxing ending. $65. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “Exploring the Heart Sutra” at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, at 6 p.m. Rachel Nixon and Kendra Denny will launch the five-week study group. It is open by donation to everyone, including those new to meditation. Registration is required: 594-1694, rocklandyoga.com.


  • “A Matter of Balance” at Rockland Public Library, Wednesdays, September 18 to November 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free program is for adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce fear of falling.


  • Lincoln County Democrats Hosting Seth Berry, 6:30 p.m. at Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. State Rep. Berry (D-Bowdoinham) will discuss his proposal to establish the Maine Power Authority, which would operate as a consumer-owned utility.
  • Senior College in Belfast, six-week classes run Thursdays, September 19 to October 24, and are for anyone over age 50. Subjects range from history to art to gardening to politics. $35 per class, plus a yearly membership fee of $25. Learn more at BelfastSeniorCollege.org.


  • Camden Public Library Chess Club, 4 p.m. A chance to practice and learn new skills for players at all levels. New members are welcome to the club that meets Friday afternoons.
  • Free “Aging Well with Technology” Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at Bremen Public Library. Marita Fairfield of the National Digital Equity Center, which offers free digital literacy classes throughout Maine and has a mission to close the digital divide in the state’s rural areas, will give an overview of NDEC’s offerings and offer internet safety tips.
  • Social Meditation Weekend Retreat at The Dancing Elephant, Rockland, from Friday to Sunday, with admission by donation. Buddhist teacher Nick Kranz leads the retreat that will offer suggestions for bringing the practice into day-to-day life. For more information, RocklandYoga.com, 594-1694.


  • Comments Sought by Rockland Comprehensive Planning Commission, 9 a.m. at Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. The city is updating its comprehensive plan – the roadmap for its growth – and invites people to weigh in. Learn more at RocklandMaine.gov/comp-plan.
  • Impact 4 Hope 2019 at Thompson Community Center in Union, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Village Church of Washington offers the community event to bring together musicians and speakers, along with organizations and resources for those struggling with addictions or thoughts of suicide and for the family members of those who are struggling. Organizations that would like to set up a free table are invited to email Impact4Hope2019@gmail.com or call 347-9477.
  • Portland Electric Car Ride & Drive, noon to 4 p.m. in the Back Cove parking lot at Preble Street near the Portland Hannaford. Natural Resources Council of Maine holds the free event and invites people to test drive a few electric car models currently available in Maine. Electric vehicle owners and dealerships will be on hand to chat about how an electric car can fit your lifestyle.
  • Midcoast Ostomy Group Meeting, 2 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center’s Physicians Building, Conference Room C, Rockport. Heather McHale, a rep of ConvaTec Ostomy Supply Company, will discuss ostomy care products. Anyone with an ostomy or who is interested in learning more is welcome. More info: 785-4727, whandmh@tidewater.net.


  • Walk the Labyrinth in the Field at Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Kate Pinkham will give a talk on the history and uses of the labyrinth. With refreshments and a chance to walk the church’s labyrinth. Open to all.
  • Basketball Officiant Certification Course in Hampden, at Reeds Brook Middle School, 6 p.m. Sundays, September 22 to October 27, with a written test on Monday, November 4. $50 includes rulebook, class materials, and testing. Registration: damesref@tidewater.net, 789-5118.


  • New Ventures: My Money Works Series, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, September 24 to October 15. Gain the skills to stretch money, pay bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement and set personal financial goals. Registration: 593-7942, melinda.wildes@maine.edu.
  • National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 2169, the September meeting of the Mid-Coast Chapter is at 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1, Rockport. The speaker will be Barrie Pribyl of Bixby & Co. on making chocolates. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome to attend. For more info: 594-2466.
  • “Everyday Meditation” in Belfast, 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Avenue, Belfast. Instructor Barbara Crowley will present a short, simple breathing practice and lead a 15-minute guided meditation. A discussion will follow Registration: 301-3950 or JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.


  • Free Naloxone Training, Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Learn how to use the life-saving medication to counter the effects of a heroin or narcotic overdose. Registration is required: 301-3950 or JourneyToHea-lth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Six-Week Yoga Class in Washington, at Prescott Memorial School, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30. Certified yoga teacher Sarah Trapani leads the Washington Recreation Committee class for adults of all ages and abilities. Mats will be provided; bring a blanket for the relaxation poses. $72. Register by Monday, September 23: Washington.maine.gov.
  • French Immersion Weekend at Blueberry Cove Camp, Tenants Harbor, September 27 to 29. “Le Francais au Bord de la Mer” will focus on French North America and its culture, music and food. Participants must be high-schoolers or older and speak in French the entire weekend. Learn more at uma.edu.
  • Salute to Veterans in Thomaston, Saturday, September 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Williams-Brazier American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. With a speaker from House in the Woods, a historical display by Thomaston American Legion, a talk by David Hessin about his work with homeless veterans, distribution of Quilts of Valor, and a cookout with cake from the DAR. Anyone who needs a ride can email info@ThomastonHistoricalSociety or call 790-2204. Everyone is welcome.


  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, free coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • 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, White Street.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950, PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • 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.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • 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.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • 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.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 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. 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.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • 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. 38-6886.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemocrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.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.