THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • “Researching Your English Ancestors,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The Genealogy Group presents a talk by B.J. Jamieson, who has a postgraduate certificate in genealogical studies from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. $5 donation.
  • 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.
  • Jewish New Year Riverside Ceremony, in the afternoon, by the Kennebec River in Bath. Participants perform the ritual of tashlich, a ceremony where pieces of challah bread are tossed into the water to represent all we hope to let go of in the new year. Led by Rabbi Lisa A. Vinikoor, the new rabbi of the Beth Israel Congregation in Bath. FMI: bethisraelmaine.org.
  • Beginners Yang Style Tai Chi Classes, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations Center, Damariscotta, beginning Sept. 21, and Wednesdays, 6:35 p.m., Bubbling Spring Studio, Bristol, beginning Sept. 27. FMI/register: Jody Telfair-Richards, 650-0359, ninita@tidewater.net.
  • Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, led by Patti Luchetti (Shalimar). Register: msad40.maineadulted.org, 832-5205. FMI: 975-3317.
  • Camden Area Senior Citizens Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, Simonton’s Corner. A bingo game follows and then lunch will be served. All welcome. FMI: 236-3104.
  • “Birds of Belfast,” 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Presentation by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian, who will report on their study of birds in the Belfast area. A community bird watching event will be held Sun., Sept. 24, 8-10 a.m. with Harrell and Gulezian, from the east side of the Belfast Footbridge; bring binoculars. Bird-watching also on Oct. 24, Nov. 9 & Dec. 9.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Twin Villages Business Forum, Fri., Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. Register at twinvillagesbiz.com. FMI: 370-6041 or twinvillagesbiz@gmail.com.
  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m. In teen seating area.
  • Social Meditation Training Weekend at Rockland Shambhala, led by Shastri Nick Kranz with an evening session Fri., Sept. 22, and full days on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 & 24. Kranz developed the concept of social meditation, which is intended to help people bring authenticity, fearlessness and meditative awareness into daily life. By donation of $150-$175 or pay-what-you-can. FMI: 594-1694 or rocklandshambhala@gmail.com.
  • Women’s College Hockey Game, 7-10 p.m., Midcoast Recreation Center, Rte. 90, Rockport. Game between the University of Maine Orono Blackbears and the Brampton Junior Cadettes (from the Toronto area). Tix: $10 for adults/children under 8 free/students $5, brownpapertickets.com/event/3081895.
  • Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24, U Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Aimed at women 18 years and older, an opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence and be more active in the outdoors. $200 includes meals, instruction and equipment/$230 includes lodging. FMI: extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond/adult-programs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Camden District Nursing Association’s Annual Flu Shot Clinics, the first of three is offered Sat., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-noon at Tranquility Grange in Lincolnville. Upcoming clinics will be held Thurs., Sept. 28, 1-3 p.m. at John Street Methodist Church in Camden; and Mon., Oct. 2, 1-3 p.m. at Rockport Town Office. $30 without Medicare, cash/checks only, free with Medicare. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddle to Seal Cove, 10 a.m. PWA Paddlers of Pemaquid Watershed Association lead the 2- to 3-hour paddle from South Bristol to Seal Cove on Damariscotta River. Bring a picnic lunch. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Ragged Mountain Preserve Walk, with Ralph Pope, focusing on mosses and tiny plants. Meet at the Camden Snow Bowl parking lot at 10 a.m. for the two-hour walk. Bring a hand magnifier lens (like inexpensive 10x jeweler’s loupe). Part of the monthly Coastal Mountains Nature Program.
  • Lincoln County Libertarian Meetup, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Skidompha Library’s Carpenter Room, Damariscotta.
  • Simply Books! at Camden Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no set reading list, just share whatever book you are currently loving.
  • First-Time Homebuyer Class, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. & Sun., Waldo Community Action Partners, 9 Field St., Belfast. The HUD-approved first-time homebuyer class is for people whose lender or mortgage assistance program requires them to attend one. It is offered monthly through December. Registration: waldocap.org.
  • “Finding Common Ground” Radio Program, noon, Belfast Community Radio, WBFY 100.9 FM. Author Thomas M. Kane, Ph.D. discusses China and its relationships with other countries. Also streamed online at belfastcommunityradio.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • 4th Annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle, 10 a.m. The 3.1-mile trail/obstacle challenge at the Camden Snow Bowl raises funds for One Community Many Voices. With a child-friendly obstacle course at the base of the mountain. FMI: ocmv.org.
  • Freeport Maine Walk for Epilepsy, Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk starts at 11 a.m., Freeport High School. Food & fun follows with games, face painting & music. $15 before Sept. 22; $20 after/kids under 12 free. Fund-raiser for Epilepsy Foundation New England. FMI: srobinson@epilepsynewengland.org.
  • Free “Probate Basics” Workshops, led by Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan Longley, with info on advance directives for health care and financial powers of attorney. Forms will be handed out at each 1.5-hour session. Stockton Springs Library: Sun., Sept. 24, 2 p.m. Camden-Rockport Regional High School: Tues., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Mt. View High School in Thorndike: Weds., Oct. 4, 5 p.m. Belfast Area High School: Tues., Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Lincolnville Library: Weds., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Waldo County Sheriff’s Office in Belfast: Tues., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Unity Community Center: Weds., Oct. 18, 4 p.m.
  • Restorative “Forest Bathing” Walk, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Preserve, Jefferson, led by forest therapy guide Susan Bickford. Shinrin-yoku, originated in Japan, benefits healing & wellness; relaxed pace, perhaps covering a mile in the two hours. Register/FMI: www.midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

  • “Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship: Turning Passion into Profits,” 8-11:30 a.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Showcasing resources, discussion panel of local entrepreneurs. Keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Owners of current and prospective small business welcome. Free; registration requested: eventbrite.com/d/me--rockland/events/.
  • Maine Aeronautical Advisory Board Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Maine Dept. of Transportation Headquarters Office, 24 Child St., Conference Room 216, Augusta. Open to the public.
  • Talk on Shoulder Pain, 3-4 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Dr. Jeff Rasmussen, an orthopedic surgeon with Pen Bay Orthopedics in Rockport, explains how to maintain healthy shoulder function and outlines treatment options for those experiencing joint difficulty. The talk is for adults 50+. Free, but you must register: 921-6116 or qhinfo@penbayhealthcare.org.
  • Scenic Armchair Journey to Mount Washington Valley, 3-4 p.m., Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. Explore the scenic gateways to the Presidential Range with Michael Perry. Free and open to the public.
  • “Your Money and Your Life,” 4:30 p.m., Camden Library, New Ventures Maine leads the workshop that provides “strategies for more than getting by.” Sign-up: 593-7942.
  • Homebuyers Class, Mon.-Thurs, Sept. 25-28, 5:30-8 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, for those thinking of buying their first home. FMI/to sign up: 236-7800, ext. 5 or fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • “A Brief History of the Penobscot Bay Ecosystem,” 7 p.m., Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library. Belfast Historical Society presents a talk by environmental historian Bill Leavenworth, including his latest findings on Maine’s coastal fisheries. FMI: belfastmuseum.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Hike at Gregory Hiking Trail in Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust’s naturalist-led hike series visits a different preserve each week for a leisurely walk of a mile. The group meets in the trailhead parking lot and registration is not required. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
  • National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Meeting, 11:45 a.m., the Offshore Restaurant, Rte. 1, Rockport. The speaker will be Lloyd Woods, NARFE Maine Federation President. FMI: 594-2466.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention & Wellness Support Group, noon-1 p.m. Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Dr., Rockport. held in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room on the last Tuesday of the month, FMI: 921-8800.
  • Leer y Charlar at Camden Library, 1 p.m. The Spanish conversation group meets second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and welcomes all fluent speakers.
  • Tech Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Vose Library, 392 Common Rd., Union. Bring questions and learn new skills from tech experts. FMI: 785-4733.
  • “Race and Justice in America” Reading & Discussion Group, four Tuesdays starting Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library, selected by the Maine Humanities Council to take part in the “Let’s Talk About It” program. First book: “Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism” by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips. Registration required to ensure enough copies will be available: stop by the circulation desk or call 338-3884 x10.
  • WorkReady Training in Belfast, Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 12, 2-5 p.m. at Belfast Adult Education Learning Center, 6B Lions Way, Belfast. Program designed to help people who have been out of work for some time, who are looking to enter the workforce for the first time, or looking to advance in the workplace. Free for eligible participants. Graduates will become networked with local businesses that endorse the program. FMI: dpendleton@rsu71.org or 338-3197.
  • “Staying in Charge: A Free Series on Proactive Aging,” 10 a.m.-noon, Lincoln Health Education Center, 66A Chapman St., Damariscotta. First of seven classes is “The Circle of Life,” how bodies change over time. Registration is required. FMI/register: 563-4540, coastalseniorcollege.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

  • 5-Week Entrepreneurship Class, beginning Weds., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Veteran business owner speakers, panel discussions and resources offered for new entrepreneurs in Maine. FMI: 236-7800, opt. 5, fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • “The History of Graphic Novels,” 6 p.m., Rockport Public Library, Route 1. Presentation by children’s librarian Ben Odgren for all ages; learn what makes a graphic novel and why they’re so popular.
  • 8-Week Bereavement Group, beginning Weds., Sept. 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Peer support group offered by Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers. Free, but pre-register and FMI: 593-9355.
  • Maine Genealogical Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library, Route 1. The midcoast chapter meeting is free, and public is welcome. FMI: Helen Shaw, hashaw@earthlink.net.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:

  • Free 7-Week Series for New and Growing Entrepreneurs, Thursdays starting Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at MaineStream Finance in Rockland. The Hatchery series is designed for people starting or growing a business. You must register: mainestreamfinance.org.
  • “Attract, Build, Retain: Talent for Maine,” 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor. Full-day summit focused on education, workforce and leadership, and the Maine Development Foundation’s 39th annual meeting. Register: greentreeevents.regfox.com/2017mdf, or Kate Foye, 626-3121.
  • Free Estate Planning to Protect Assets Workshop, 6 p.m., Room 210, Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport. Led by attorney Jesse Bifulco. $20. FMI/sign up: 236-4888, penbaylaw.com.
  • Remember Me Thursday, 6-7 p.m., front lawn of Loyal Biscuit, 56 Commercial St., Rockport. Join PAWS & Pope Memorial for a candle-lighting ceremony to remember orphan pets and the importance of pet adoption. Friendly dogs welcome on a leash, locked at 6'.
  • St. George Historical Society Meeting, St. George Grange Hall, Wiley’s Corner Rd., 6:30 p.m. potluck supper, followed by 7:30 p.m. program on the delivery men and peddlers that had a role in keeping the St. George area community connected in the 1950s. FMI: James Skoglund 372-8893; leave a message.
  • “Healing a River,” 7 p.m., Bucksport Heart and Soul Space, 72 Main St. Discussion of the ecological health of the Penobscot River and health issues resulting from mercury contamination led by Dianne Kopec, instructor at UMaine’s Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology. FMI: mainecommongoodcoalition@mail.com or Facebook.

COMING UP:

  • “Building a Nonprofit in the Maine Landscape,” Fri., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-noon at Maine Community Foundation, 50 Monument Square, Portland. The Encore Leadership Corps workshop is designed to help attendees form and grow a nonprofit in Maine. Free. RSVP: 262-7919 or silas.walsh@maine.edu.
  • Free Collection of Unusable/Unneeded Pesticides & Other Chemicals, Register by Fri., Sept. 29. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and/or rodenticides will be taken in at four sites. FMI/Sign up: thinkfirstspraylast.org, 287-2731.
  • Training Weekend for Grassroots Organizers, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Pine Tree Camp, Rome. 14th annual GROW (Grassroots Organizing Workshops) weekend, offering training for both new and experienced organizers. $10-$80, based on ability to pay, and includes lodging and fresh locally grown food. Childcare available; pre-register at tinyurl.com/2017GROW. FMI: resourcesforsocialchange.org, Sass Linneken, 607-2571.
  • “Birding by Habitat” Course, Merryspring Nature Center, Three Fridays starting Sept. 29, 9-11 a.m. Led by wildlife rehabilitator Shelley Spanwick. Outdoor class; on rainy days held indoors. $35, sign up: Five Towns CSD, adulted@fivetowns.net, 236-7800, ext. 5.
  • 2nd Annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 & 30, rain or shine; with a choice of 3K and 5K runs, a 10K bike course, and a duathlon event in the New England Trail Series season. FMI: Facebook, or e-mail trailrunnersofmidcoastmaine@gmail.com.
  • Third Annual Goosepecker Trekker, Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Day of hiking and food, highlighting a section of the 46-mile Hills to Sea Trail from Unity to Belfast. Hikers meet at the Freedom Mill parking lot between 8:30-9 a.m. to be shuttled to the trailhead. Primary hike is 3.5 miles, but a shorter, family-friendly route is available. $20 adults, includes lunch & beer; $8 children 3-12; under 3 no charge. FMI/register: midcoastconservancy.org/events/goosepeckertrekker-93017, or call 389-5150.
  • Photography Walk on Beech Hill, Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport; park in the lot at 316 Beech Hill Rd. Volunteers Dale Bruce & Jeannie Hutchins lead an outing for taking pictures, regardless of camera type, even smartphones; “it’s about enjoying our surroundings & recording it as best you can.” A tripod and camera instructions might be useful. Free, but register: info@coastalmountains.org, or call 236-7091. FMI: coastalmountains.org.
  • Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddle to Cow Island, Sat., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. PWA Paddlers of Pemaquid Watershed Association lead the 2- to 3-hour ocean paddle. Put in at the Bremen Town Landing. Bring a picnic lunch for a stop on Cow Island. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Deer Health Workshop, Sat., Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Maine’s Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Hands-on workshop on deer health and disease, safe field-dressing techniques and venison processing and preserving. $50 ($25 for each additional family member), includes lunch. Pre-register: extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/venison-101-workshop/. FMI: Robson Machado 581-3144, robson.machado@maine.edu.
  • Unitarian Universalist Open House, Sat., Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m., 37 Miller St., Belfast. Visit the church and see the recently completed $900,000 renovation, with displays of the project, tours and refreshments served. FMI: uubelfast.org.
  • 7th Annual Race Through the Woods in Jefferson, Sun., Oct. 1, 10 a.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center. Racers can choose between races of 5.5 and 13 miles on rustic trails deep in the woods over highly varied terrain. After the race, there will be a bonfire, hot cider, beer and a lunch of corn chowder, sides & dessert. Registration: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Classic Thai Massage Class, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 & 8, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Camden Whole Health, Yoga Rm., 91 Elm St., Camden. $300. FMI/register: Jenni Lyn Cooper, 239-2893, bodhi-time@hotmail.com, bodhi-time.com.
  • Maine’s Red Paint People Illustrated Talk, Tues., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Kerry Hardy, author of “Notes on a Lost Flute,” will speak about Maine native peoples who lived some 5,000 years ago, and their possible ties to today’s Wabanaki.
  • Dog Obedience Classes, Tuesdays Oct. 3-24, Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Beginners class 5-6 p.m., intermediate 6-7 p.m. & Canine Good Citizen 7-8 p.m. $65 members, $75 non-members. Register at clcymca.org, or call 563-9622. FMI: Jean Conte: jconte@myfairpoint.net.
  • Free Fall Senior Expo, Thurs., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport, hosted by Maine Senior Guide. Featuring exhibitors from senior living centers, with home care and home health options, downsizing, travel planning, door prizes, free flu shots, antique appraisals, Zumba Gold demos and more. Refreshments. FMI: MaineSeniorGuide.com, 232-7847.
  • Livestrong Program for Cancer Survivors, 12 Tuesdays beginning Oct. 10, Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union St., Rockport. Physical activity program to help participants safely achieve their health goals. Space limited. FMI: call Sandy Bodamer, 236-3375, ext. 214.

ONGOING:

  • Weekly Meditation at 47 Main Street Studio, in Tenants Harbor, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All levels welcome. By donation. FMI: 372-9931.
  • 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.
  • Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. FMI: 594-0940.
  • 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. The week’s hike is 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.
  • 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 Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • Pickleball Clinic for Beginners, Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. at Belfast City Park. $5. FMI: 781-898-8389.
  • Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages and skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; at 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org or 691-2037.
  • 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.
  • Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • 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.
  • Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park streets.
  • 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.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • 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.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 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, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes 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.