• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group to Meet, 3 to 4 p.m. (third Tuesday of each month) in Knox Center’s Rockland Room, 6 White Street, Rockland. The group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, call Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group to Meet, at 6 p.m. (third Tuesday of each month) at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Facilitated by Colleen Kinney, LICSW. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.


  • Military Talent Source at Rockland Career Center, 9 a.m. to noon. Veterans are invited to drop by and meet reps of MTS, a veteran-owned recruiting firm that specializes in helping veterans and current or transitioning service members find career opportunities in the civilian sector. Employers hire MTS to find people with military skill sets and background to fill open career positions.
  • “End Stage” with the Palliative Players, 1 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Through improvised, unscripted role playing, the players act out end-of-life scenarios and conversations and offer suggestions for talking with loved ones. Afterward, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County will explain advance directives and some of the common sticking points, and how to get started. A full program on completing the Advance Health Care Directive will take place Wednesday, January 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library. Both are free. For details, call the library, 338-3884.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, at Rockport Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman will speak on “Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.” The meeting is free and open to the public.


  • Free Overview of “Improve Your Computer Skills” Classes, offered by NDEC & Island Institute from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn about National Digital Equity Center and its free classes in Belfast on “Aging Well with Technology,” “Quickbooks & Quickbooks Online,” “Wordpress,” “Microsoft Office,” “Internet Safety” and others.
  • “Conscious Living” Class in Belfast, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital Classroom, 118 Northport Avenue. For those “tired of being trapped in old thinking patterns that make your body feel less than ideal,” the class will teach about common distorted thinking patterns that may be unconsciously adopted and teach mindfulness and meditation skills to help condition the body to a better-feeling state of being. $6.50. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 301-3950.
  • Waldo County Republicans to Meet, at Troy Howard Middle School, in Belfast, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet Jessica Connor, candidate for Maine HR District 98, comprising Searsport, Winterport, Frankfort, Swanville. At 7 p.m. a Waldo County Republican Caucus training will be given (for Republicans only). Refreshments served. For more info, call or text 992-3172.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, with the first meeting at 4 p.m. this Thursday. The program helps adults lose weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The group will meet regularly on Thursdays. For more information about the program, or to find out if you are eligible to participate, contact Casey Clark Kelley at cclarkelley@clcymca.org or 563-9622.


  • Two-Day SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class, Saturday and Sunday at Waldo County Technical Center, Waldo. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is for the casual outdoor enthusiast, guides, professional rescuers and everyone in between. The 16-hour class focuses on the basic skills of response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft-tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. Participants will gain skills to care for people in a remote location. There will be a mix of classroom sessions, practice sessions and outdoor scenarios. For more information, email northstaradventures1@gmail.com.


  • Puzzle Club to Meet at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. The group meets Mondays. In January, it has been celebrating National Puzzle Month. Founded by father-daughter team Alex and Natalie Owre last fall, the club has drawn puzzlers from ages 5 to 85 and new members are always welcome.
  • Beginner-Plus Line Dancing in Belfast, Mondays, January 27 to March 9 (no class February 17), from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 95 High Street. Line dancing is a way to get moving with music and easy-to-follow dance patterns. No partner or previous dance experience required. $39. Registration: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.


  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to Meet, noon to 1 p.m. (last Tuesday of every month) at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. The free drop-in group provides education, support and local resources.
  • Program on Opportunities for Citizen Science with Coastal Rivers, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Denny Conservation and Education Center, 3 Round Top Lane in Damariscotta. Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Citizen Science Sarah Gladu and Land and Water Stewardship Manager Carolyn Shubert will discuss how the data collected by volunteers will contribute to our understanding of how environmental conditions in Salt Bay and in the estuary are changing over time. Participants will learn what is involved in each program and how they can help. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to share their experiences. The event is free of charge. Register at coastalrivers.org/events.


  • COPD Education and Support Group to Meet, Wednesday, January 29, noon to 1 p.m. (last Wednesday of every month) at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. The free drop-in group provides education, support and local resources.
  • Singles Over 55 Sunday Brunch, Sunday, February 2, at noon at the Samoset Resort, Rockport. Singles 55 and older are invited to join the social group for brunch and conversation. RSVP by 6 p.m. Friday, January 24: 542-9014 or 542-0848
  • Tech Tools at Rockland Public Library: Exploring Goodreads, Wednesday, January 29, at 10:30 a.m. Adult Program Coordinator Shane Billings gives an overview of the features and benefits of Goodreads, an app that helps users keep track of the books they’ve read and find suggestions for new ones. He will also describe the Goodreads Challenge, a way to set a goal for your reading in the New Year. Call the Library at 594-0310 to pre-register.


  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. 338-6886.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thurs-days, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Meditation in Camden, is offered at The First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, meditation and mindfulness practice in the Zen Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh every Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. And at Meetingbrook Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays at 6 p.m. And at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, meditation and mindfulness practice in the Zen Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sundays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (except in August). Beginners welcome. Free. Also at The Start Center, discussions on second Sundays at 10:40 a.m. of “The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh,” for beginners to Buddhism, Zen or meditation. Drop-ins welcome. Free; donations taken.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. By donation.
  • Meditation in Rockland, at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Thursdays 4 to 5 p.m. and Sundays 9 to 10 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation. Drop-ins welcome. Donations taken.
  • 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.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Universalist Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaine-Democrats.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.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street. 354-6749.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland: Friends & Family Together Thursdays at 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery Wednesdays at 6 p.m. SMART Recovery Fridays at 6 p.m.
  • Recovery Dharma in Rockland, at Rockland Shambhala, 14 School Street, Wednesdays and Sundays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Buddhist practices for healing the suffering of addiction. Donations taken.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group in Rockport, last Tuesdays of the month, noon to 1 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. 301-8880.
  • COPD Education and Support Group, last Wednesdays of the month, noon to 1 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. 301-8880.