THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Free Reiki Sessions, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Morningstar Midwifery, 111 High St., Belfast. Call to schedule your 10-minute session: 205-2515.
  • Community Read Discussion, at Camden Rockport Middle School, 6:30-8 p.m. Public invited to the discussion of “Creating Innovators – The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World” by Tony Wagner. Books available to borrow. FMI: creatinginnovators.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 11 a.m. It is held in the library’s teen seating area every Friday. Note the new time.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • Rabies Clinic at Appleton Fire Department, 10 a.m.-noon. Dogs and cats welcome. Nonresidents welcome. Shots are $12, payable by cash or check, and will be given by Dr. Simonson of Searsport Veterinary Hospital. Pets should be leashed or in a carrier. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccine. New this year: nail trimming by Daryl Conner of FairWinds Grooming Studio for a minimum $10 donation. Proceeds benefit the fire department.
  • Open House at Harbor View Cottage at The Lincoln Home, in Newcastle, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about the home for people with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. Park at The Lincoln Home. Transportation across the street will be provided.
  • Points of View: Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Series Continues, at Camden Public Library. Discussions will be held at 2 p.m. Saturdays in the library’s Picker Room, led by Anna Rockwell. Jan. 13: “House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East” by Anthony Shadid. Feb. 10: “Broken Verses: A Novel” by Kamila Shamsie. March 10: “Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood” by Fatima Mernissi. Contact the library to sign up and borrow books.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library to Meet, 2:30 p.m. The book is “Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening” by Manal al-Sharif.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Tech Tuesday at Vose Library in Union, 6-8 p.m. Open hours with experts. Bring questions; learn new skills.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets at 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.
  • Info Sessions on Applying for Grants from United Midcoast Charities, 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 16, in Camden Conference Room 208, 87 Elm St.; and 10 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 18, at Rockland Public Library. For nonprofits that serve people in Knox and Waldo counties in the areas of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. No need to register. Weather updates: unitedmidcoastcharities.org or Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Wood Duck Nest Box Monitors Needed, Midcoast Conservancy offers training from 9-11:30 a.m. at Sheepscot General Store in Whitefield, led by Kendall Marden of Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. The first hour will focus on the importance of these birds. Then the group will carpool to Whitefield Salmon Preserve to check on nest boxes (be ready to hike a mile on snowy trails). If you are interested, you can then sign up for an assignment. RSVP: 389-5158.
  • “Forests Through Time” Hike in South Bristol, from 9:30-11 a.m. in Damariscotta River Association’s Winter Walks and Wanderings with a Naturalist series. DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu leads the hike and discussion at Walpole Woods, Route 129. Register by 3 p.m. the day before for weather updates: damariscottariver.org, 563-1393.
  • Snowshoe Hike at Oak Point Farm in Boothbay Harbor, 10 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites you to a short walk through fields and forest on its newest preserve, an old saltwater farm. Free. No need to register. Meet in the parking lot at 60 Samoset Road. FMI: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • State Sen. Dave Miramant Holding Office Hours in Camden, 4:30-6 p.m. in Washington Street Conference Room in Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. No RSVP required. He will be in Rockland from 4:30-6 p.m. Weds., Jan. 31, in Council Chambers at Rockland City Hall.
  • Free “What About the Cravings?” Class, to help people stop using tobacco, at Winterport Memorial Library on Weds., Jan. 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; at Camden Public Library on Tues., Jan. 30, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Intermediate Yoga Class at Lincolnville Central School, Wednesdays, Jan. 17-March 14 (no class Feb. 21), 5:30-6:45 p.m. $50. FMI: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Rockland Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to Meet, 7 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The meeting led by John Newlin will provide an overview of CCL and simple ways you can get involved to reduce the use of carbon in the midcoast. Free and open to all.
  • Free “Building Confidence” Class at Belfast Free Library, Thursdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Whether you are looking for a job, starting a business or simply want to be more confident, this New Ventures Maine class will help you assess where you are and learn tools to build your confidence. FMI: melinda.wildes@maine.edu, 593-7942.
  • Intermediate Yoga Class at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Thursdays, Jan. 18-March 15 (no class Feb. 22), from 5:30-6:45 p.m. $50. FMI: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 921-3950.
  • Belfast Senior College Begins Its 2018 Winterim, with morning and afternoon classes at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. Course listings and registration: belfastseniorcollege.org or 338-8033.

COMING UP:

  • Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church, Newcastle, Fri., Jan. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. All welcome at the service designed to include people with learning disabilities and their loved ones.
  • Shambhala Level I Training at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School St., from Fri.-Sun., Jan. 19-21. Also known as “The Art of Being Human,” it is the first training on the Way of Shambhala path and explores themes of goodness, fearlessness and compassion through meditation, guided contemplation and instruction. Open to all by donation. FMI: rocklandyoga.com or 594-1694.
  • Winter Camping Workshop, Sat., Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Damariscotta River Association’s Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta. DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu and Seth Walton of Maine Sport Outfitters team up to offer a day of snow shelter building, gear demos, snowshoeing, compass navigation, and winter campfire cooking. Kids 11+ welcome, but must be with an adult. $25. Register by Jan. 16: 563-1393. Scholarships available.
  • Chance to “Meet the Democratic Primary Candidates” in Belfast, Sun., Jan. 21, 3-5 p.m. at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. Indivisible Waldo hosts a Q&A with candidates in the 2nd Congressional District, followed by mingling.
  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta at Spectrum Generations, Weds., Jan. 24, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Guest Randall Liberty, warden of Maine State Prison, will talk about his job. Reservations: 563-1363.

ONGOING:

  • 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, St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays, 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.
  • 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.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders), first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • 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. FMI: 594-1694, ekendradenny@gmail.com.
  • 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. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • 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.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. Support for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.