THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17:

  • “Reading Trees,” 3-5 p.m., Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Sarah Gladu leads an exploration of how shape and condition of trees can tell about the history of a landscape. Free. Register with Damariscotta River Association by Nov. 16: 563-1393.
  • Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church, Newcastle, 6:30-8 p.m. All are welcome at the service designed to include people with learning disabilities and their loved ones.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18:

  • Hike the Guide at Long Cove Preserve in Searsport, 9-11 a.m. Naturalist Ron Harrell leads it along a gentle trail through mixed forests, wetlands and conifer stands in Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Hike the Guide series. FMI: halem@coastalmountains.org, 236-7091.
  • Free Rabies Clinic at Troy Town Office, 129 Rogers Road, 9-11 a.m. Waldo County Humane Society offers free shots for pets whose owners live in Waldo County. Those from outside the county are welcome and will be charged $7. Pets should be leashed or in a carrier. Bring proof of previous rabies shot to get a three-year certificate. Coupons for spaying and neutering will be available. Free clinics are also set for Sat., Dec. 2, at Lincolnville Fire Station and Sat., Jan. 6, at Leroy Smith School in Winterport. FMI: 852-5033, Facebook.
  • “Catch Up Waldo County” Free Vaccinations, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free vaccines for adults and child patients of primary care offices that are part of Waldo County General Hospital. Available vaccinations include: hepatitis A/B, flu, meningococcal, TDAP/DTAP (tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chicken pox. Walk-ins welcome. FMI: 930-6783.
  • Workshop on Civil Discourse in Thomaston, 10 a.m.-noon, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 200 Main St. The League of Women Voters Midcoast sponsors the workshop “Can We Talk?: Managing Difficult Conversations in Politics and Current Events.” Learn how to get your message across in neutral language and practice listening skills. RSVP: midcoast@lwvme.org.
  • Catching Up with the Classics Club to Meet at Rockland Library, 10 a.m. The free public group discusses a new title each month. November’s book is the modern nonfiction classic “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortensen.
  • AARP Smart Driver Course in Damariscotta, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center. $15 AARP members; $20 all others. Bring your AARP card, lunch and drink. Registration: 563-1363.
  • “Simply Books!” at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers invites you to bring whatever book you are reading to share with the group.
  • 2-Day Natural Deerskin Tanning Workshop in Damariscotta, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday at Great Salt Bay Farm. Steve Cayard teaches the process from start to finish. Hides and tools provided. $95; $80 for Damariscotta River Association members. Registration required: damariscottariver.org.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

  • Listening Sessions with State Rep. Stanley Zeigler, to hear from his Maine District 96 constituents in Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont: 10 a.m. at Lincolnville General Store; noon at Fraternity Village Store in Searsmont; 2 p.m. at John’s Ice Cream in Liberty.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20:

  • “My Money Works” at Camden Public Library, 4:30 p.m. New Ventures Maine continues its monthly series on employment and money smarts. Registration: 593-7942.
  • “Resisting Trump: Building Progressive Bridges,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Support and discussion group for progressives, based on Naomi Klein’s book “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.” FMI: 223-0052 or ben496@prexar.com.
  • 5-Week Class on Medical Care in the U.S., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, starting Nov. 20, at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. Taught by Mike Shunney, cofounder of Rockland chapter of Maine AllCare. FMI: 236-7800 x5 or fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21:

  • Belfast Senior Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane (turn off Route 1 at Citgo/Big Apple). Free; donations taken. Tea and coffee, cards and games always available. Bring lunch on days it is not offered by the center. Nov. 21: Sing-along at noon. Printed lyrics will be handed out. Nov. 28: “Remember When?” day of sharing greater Belfast through photos and stories. Bring your photos of factories, fairs and more. Facebook has info.
  • Intergenerational Book Club of Thomaston Public Library, invites the public to its next discussion, at 2:30 p.m. The book is “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison” by Shaka Senghor.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22:

  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Guest speaker Wendy Russell will discuss SEARCH (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope), a program of Catholic Charities. RSVP: 563-1363.
  • Free Workshops on Enrolling in Health Insurance Marketplace, in the computer lab at Pen Bay Physicians Building, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. Get help from counselor Lisa Mele from noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 22 & 29 and Dec. 6 & 13. Reserve a space: 921-8271. Or drop in, and chance a wait.

COMING UP:

  • Turkey Trot at Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport, Fri., Nov. 24. Registration 7-8:15 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. $30 entry: penbayymca.org. A pancake breakfast to support the Y’s Sailfish Swim Team will be held after the race.

ONGOING:

  • Sober Hang-Out, Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Safe, sober, supportive place to hang out. FMI: 691-3697.
  • SMART Recovery, Fridays, 6 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Nonreligious, no-steps, scientifically proven program for recovery from substance use disorders. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Refuge Recovery in Rockland, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions: Wednesdays, 6 p.m., at Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St.; Sundays, 6 p.m., at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St. FMI: RRrockland@gmail.com.
  • Friends & Family Together, Thursdays, 4 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Suite 103, Rockland. Support group for family & friends of people with substance use disorders. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Tuesday Jams at Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish and Italian 10 a.m., French 11 a.m., German & Swedish noon.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner and 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families and friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-1694.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • People Helping People, network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Community Center. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Boothbay Harbor Community Center. Three Principles Course for anyone who feels stressed, depressed or angry and wants to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby any day. FMI: 594-0429, x702.
  • Weekly Meditation at 47 Main Street Studio, Tenants Harbor, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through December. For all levels. By donation. FMI: 372-9931.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time, all posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.