• UMA Rockland Reopening for Fall Semester, and offering online and in-person learning options. In-person courses will include entry-level courses and those that require hands-on instruction, as in the sciences. Students and guests are encouraged to call ahead to schedule appointments during August. The fall term opens August 31.
  • Registration for Fall 2020 Classes Now Open at the Hutchinson Center, of Belfast, for over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses this fall 2020. All will be offered remotely. Offerings include a new course, History of Pandemics in America, taught by lecturer and UMaine alumnus Patrick Callaway, Ph.D. The deadline for scholarship applications is August 20. More information is online.


  • Free “Understanding your Health Insurance Options” Webinars, offered by Consumers for Affordable Health Care, this Tuesday at 10 a.m. and again on September 3 at 1 p.m., October 20 at 10 a.m., November 18 at 1 p.m. and December 8 at 10 a.m. The hour-long program covers types of coverage available to Mainers, including MaineCare and private Marketplace insurance; subsidies and other help; important deadlines and rules; and how to apply. Learn more at mainecahc.org.
  • Free Virtual Class: “Take a Break with Guided Meditation,” from noon to 12:30 p.m. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this quick meditation break as you can. The class will begin with a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by five minutes of silent meditation. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.
  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. Camden Public Library’s Spanish language reading and conversation group. For more information or to request a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.
  • “Wellness 2.0,” Tuesdays, August 11 to 25, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The three-week virtual class will give you the opportunity to pause, reflect and focus on yourself. You will bring your own agenda and work on whatever wellness goals you choose. Health & Wellness Coach Vikki Swan will provide tools, structure and guidance as participants support each other in achieving their goals. $19.50 registration fee is required. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight Fund-raiser Now Virtual, with swimmers and paddlers invited to take part now through this Sunday, August 16. Instead of hundreds of swimmers, paddlers and volunteers gathering in Northport and Islesboro, this year LifeFlight is asking people to create their own crossing for iX2020. Historically the “I” in IX stood for Islesboro, but this year it’s about individuals and small groups swimming and paddling across bodies of water everywhere in Maine to support LifeFlight, Maine’s emergency medical helicopter service. Details: lifeflightmaine.org.


  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Maine Sport kiosk, Camden Harbor, 16 Bayview Street, Camden. Take a tour with Maine Sport Outfitters’ Registered Maine Guides. Basic paddling and safety instructions will be provided. Children ages 10 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. $25 fee includes kayaks and gear. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.


  • Camden Public Library Tech Help Hour on Zoom, 1 to 2 p.m. Staff are ready to help people with new devices. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.
  • Free Diabetes and Nutrition Program on Zoom, offered by Spectrum Generations and Healthy Living for ME, this Thursday through September 17. Workshops will meet weekly from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include testing blood sugar, menu planning, stress management, increasing activity level, treating low blood sugar, caring for your feet, and healthy eating. Call 620-1642 or email jpaquet@healthylivingforme.org to register. Technical support is available.


  • Chess Club of Camden Public Library holds online matches every Friday while the library is closed. Members may also challenge other members at any time. Join at lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. For help registering or to learn more, contact Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.
  • Rummage Sale at Simonton Hall, Rockport, this Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books, puzzles, glassware, linens, furniture, tools, baked goods, winter sports gear for sale to benefit the building fund. Masks required.


  • Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays through the end of September. Wear a mask. More info: 354-6679.
  • “Race Day” for Belfast Rotary Bug Run, in the Virtual RunBelfast 2020 series. The series lets participants run and walk anywhere they choose, almost anytime they want, in the week leading up to “race day.” Learn more at RunBelfast.org.


  • Free Virtual Class: “Simple Strategies for Fall Prevention,” this Tuesday, August 18, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Building balance and strength are essential to preventing falls and maintaining independence. Join personal trainer Rachael McCormick and certified A Matter of Balance facilitator Megan Day to learn exercises and changes you can make at home to decrease your chances of falling. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 301-3950.


  • Restorative Practices Certificate Program in Belfast and Bath, six sessions, on August 20 and 21, September 25, October 29 and 30, and November 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and at Union + Co. in Bath. $650; scholarships available. Details: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.
  • “Teaching from the Heart” Program, offered online by the Hutchinson Center, Belfast, August 24 to 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for educators, teachers and those working with children in preschool to third grade. The cost is $125 (need-based scholarships available). More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website.
  • Free Online Class: “How to Support Someone with Quitting Tobacco,” Tuesday, August 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how you can help support friends or loved ones and help connect them to free resources through the Maine QuitLink. Registration: 301-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Drive-By Resource Fair for Caregivers of Veterans, and any veteran who identifies as a caregiver, Wednesday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four locations: VAMC Togus in Augusta, VA Clinic Saco, VA Clinic Lewiston, and VA Clinic Bangor. Learn about resources available to those caring for veterans. Goody bags with info and promo items from VA programs and community groups will be available and VA Caregiver Support staff will answer questions.