• AMC Potluck & Presentation: “Wyoming Wilderness Backpacking,” at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Bring a dish to share and a cup, plate and utensils for the 6 p.m. potluck. At 7 p.m., take a photo journey into Wyoming’s Gros Ventre Wilderness.
  • Champion of Maine Coyotes to Speak at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts a program by Geri Vistein, who will show the film she produced about the future Coyote Center in midcoast Maine. The biologist’s focus is on the role carnivores play in maintaining the planet’s biodiversity.
  • “Romantic Antics: The Sky Dance of the American Woodcock,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Mike Shannon describes the strange aerial courtship of these bog-loving birds. The Registered Maine Guide and professor emeritus of ornithology will be the onboard naturalist on schooner Mary Day this June.


  • “An Act to Establish a Green New Deal for Maine,” 5:30 p.m. at Friends Meeting House, Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. Lincoln County Indivisible hosts a presentation on LD 1281, sponsored by Rep. Chloe Maxmin (D-Nobleboro). Maxmin and co-sponsor Rep. Jeff Evangelos (U-Friendship) will discuss the details of the proposed legislation. A public hearing on the Green New Deal will be held Tuesday, April 23, in Augusta.


  • Pirate John Bullock Sailing Into Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. He’ll recite poems and weave yarns about his dozen-plus years aboard schooners sailing the Maine coast, all in full pirate regalia, in the Maritime Month Speaker Series.
  • “The Making of a Naturalist and Outdoor Adventurer,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, Belfast. Cloe Chunn describes her journey from teacher to Registered Maine Guide, co-founder of Maine Master Naturalist Program, president of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and hiker of the Appalachian Trail. She is the author of “50 Hikes in the Maine Mountains.”


  • All Aboard for Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Presentation, 3 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. See photos and artifacts from the narrow-gauge railway, which ran from 1894 to 1933 and is now being reconstructed by volunteers. Free.
  • “A Victorian Childhood” and “The Launching of the Jennie Flood Kreger,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Historical Society’s vice president, David Ruberti, will tell stories about Katherine Frost’s life in Belfast in the early 20th century, gleaned from her memoir. BHS President Megan Pinette will pick up where the memoir ends, at the time Frost’s father, Orlando Frost, launched Belfast’s only five-masted ship. $5.
  • Earth Day Conversation, 7 p.m. at Brunswick Unitarian Church, 1 Middle Street. Free discussion about how climate, economy and militarism are intertwined, led by a panel featuring a state rep, a social justice activist, the co-founder of 350 Maine, and a student working with Environmental ChangeMakers. Learn more at


  • “Freedom of the Press” Panel Talk in Boothbay Harbor, 5 p.m., Rotary Building, 66 Montgomery Road. The nonpartisan citizen-activist group Indivisible-Boothbay hosts a panel of journalists and academics who will talk about changes in public and governmental attitudes toward the press. Free.
  • Potluck & Program: A Missionary in Mexico, at First Baptist Church, 95 High Street in Belfast. Potluck at 6 p.m. Talk by Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes at 7 p.m. on her 13 years teaching at a seminary in Mexicali, Mexico, and her plan to work with a team in Cuba alongside the ministry of Cuban Baptists.
  • New Edition of “Father’s Farm” Release Party, 6:45 p.m., Waldoboro Public Library. Originally self-published by Esther Soule Gross, the book tells of her childhood growing up on John F. Soule’s West Waldoboro farm in the early 1900s. The new edition includes an addendum with photos of Gross’ life as an adult and an overview of her heritage as a descendant of immigrants who arrived on the Mayflower. With a talk by Jean Lawrence, president of Waldoborough Historical Society and creator of the addendum.
  • “The Steamy Side of Lobsters,” 7 p.m. in the Maritime Month Speaker Series at Camden Public Library. Learn how lobsters interact with each other, their predators and their prey from Diane Cowan of the Lobster Conservancy. She’ll show images of lobster life, captured in shallow and deep water.


  • “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge,” 6:30 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Library. Author and naturalist Susan Hand Shetterly shares insights from her latest book, longlisted for the 2019 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. She has lived on the Maine coast most of her life.


  • “How a Warmer Gulf and Shifting Fisheries Have Changed Maine’s Coastal Ecosystems,” 7 p.m., Maritime Month Speaker Series at Camden Public Library. Dr. Thew Suskiewicz of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will describe substantial changes taking place in the fast-warming Gulf of Maine.


  • Birthday Celebration for Rockland Public Library, Friday, April 26. Peruse the 115-year-old library’s scrapbooks, take a tour at 2:30 p.m., then eat a slice of birthday cake. People with stories about the library are invited to submit them on Facebook or tell them at the party.
  • Enchanted April in Damariscotta, River Company performs the play – about English women who leave their dreary husbands behind for a vacation in Italy – at Skidompha Library on two weekends: April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17 tix (with discounts for RC members, seniors, students, families) at, 687-8150, the library.
  • Spring Fling with the Leaky Boot Jug Band, Saturday, April 27, 6 to 9 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street, Belfast. Groovy dance music and live and silent auctions to raise funds that help Cornerspring Montessori in Belfast provide tuition assistance. Tix are $20 at, 338-5800, and at the school. $25 at the door.