• “Coastal Erosion & Human Impacts in Nearshore Environments,” in the Summer Adult Community Learning Series at Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, which you can attend Tuesday or Thursday at 10 a.m. In the final entry to the series, learn how rising sea levels are causing coastal erosion, how humans can mitigate it, and why coastal remediation is so critical. Ages 16+. Bring a face mask and water bottle and plan to spend the 90-minute program outdoors. $25. Registration: herringgut.org, 372-8677.
  • Round Two of Free Blueberry Picks at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, with morning and afternoon sessions this Tuesday and Friday, and afternoon and evening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. To sign up and learn the rules and what to bring, head to coastalmountains.org.
  • Walking Tours at Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport, every half hour on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The tour tells the story of Searsport and Penobscot Bay. $20 per household. Call or email the day before your tour.


  • Moxie Wing of Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage in Union, open Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., through August 29. $5 for adults, $3 under 16 and 65+. Visitors must wear masks.


  • “An Insider’s Guide to Southern Midcoast Maine,” at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Camden Public Library hosts Cory King for the second program in its Maine travel series, which explores destinations within a two-hour drive from Camden. This one takes a look at what there is to do in Bath, Topsham, and Harpswell, and also the area’s smaller communities, like Phippsburg and Richmond. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.
  • “What Does It Mean to Be ‘OK’?” on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library hosts encouragement coach Kathrin-Gabriel Jones, who will discuss the pandemic, social change, and economic uncertainty and how they are forcing people to acknowledge the difference between “I’m okay” and “I’m not okay.” To request a link to attend, email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
  • Henry Knox to Come Alive Virtually Before Livestream of Talk on “The Field of Blood,” Knox Museum’s 2020 annual lecture. First, Arch O’Reilly takes on the role of the Maine general and leads an online tour of Montpelier, Knox’s hilltop mansion in Thomaston. Then, livestreamed from Yale University at 7 p.m., Joanne Freeman will talk about her latest book, “The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War.” She’ll introduce Jonathan Cilley, a congressman from Maine who was killed in a duel with William Graves of Kentucky in 1839. Tickets are $20 at knoxmuseum.org. Purchase by 10 a.m. that day.


  • 2nd Annual Fore PAWS Golf Tournament & Ball Drop, at Goose River Golf Club, with a view of Camden Hills and a clubhouse offering food, bar and a deck. With a hole-in-one contest to win a new Chevy and a raffle-style golf ball drop with a top prize of $1,000. Registration starts at noon. Play starts at 1 p.m. Awards go out at 4:30 p.m. $100 per golfer, with all proceeds to benefit the animals at PAWS Animal Adoption Center, based in Camden. Sign up at pawsadoption.org.
  • Historic Walking Tours in Downtown Camden, Fridays at 4 p.m., through September 11. Tours start at the library on Atlantic Avenue and end at the village green. Masks required. Free; donations taken. Call 236-3440 to book.


  • Midcoast Recreation Center Parking Lot Pickleball Invitational, Rockport, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with a rain date of August 22) on its five parking lot pickleball courts. $25 per player. It is not a tournament and all skill levels are welcome. A raffle for pickleball court rentals, MRC sweatshirts, a membership to MRC, and other items. Participants will receive five raffle tickets upon entry, and more tickets can be purchased at $5 apiece by anyone interested. Other fundraisers for the nonprofit rec center include a golf tournament August 21, the 6th Annual Benefit Tennis tournament on September 9, and a charity yard sale on August 29. To participate in the Parking Lot Pickleball Invitational, visit midcoastrec.org or call 236-9400.
  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Continues in Camden Amphitheatre, this Saturday and Sunday and also August 29 and 30. Performances of the kid-friendly show, FAFALO!, start at 5 p.m. Balinese masks and huge puppets bring to life the comic fantasy about what happens when a buffoon is made into a king. Rain cancels, but tickets can be used at a future performance. Details: CamdenShakespeare.org or 464-0008. Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com.


  • John Bird to Present Rockland’s “Rise and Renewal,” Wednesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Cushing Public Library hosts Bird, whose book documents the history of the city that anchors the state’s midcoast. Bird, a fifth-generation Rockland native, is a graduate of Rockland High School and Bowdoin College and a retired educator. For a link to attend: 691-0833 or wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.
  • 14th Annual Central Lincoln County YMCA Sanford Tennis Open will be held at Lincoln Academy’s four outdoor courts on August 21 and 22. The traditional social tennis tournament will kick off the weekend on Friday, August 21, from noon to 5 p.m. The Triples Tournament will be held Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. Triples will be followed by a live auction and social under the tent and in the field back at the Y, in Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. All CDC Maine guidelines will be followed. Members of the community are invited to attend. Ticket prices (per person) are as follows: Friday Doubles Tournament, $75; Saturday Triples Tournament and Social, $75; Social alone, $50. Register at the Y front desk, by calling 563-9622.
  • Belfast Maskers Present “Five Socially Distanced Comedies” Outside Basil Burwell Community Theate, in downtown Belfast, on August 22, 28, and 29 at 7 p.m., and on August 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place on the front lawn of the theater at 17 Court Street. The street in front of the theater will be closed to traffic during performances so that audience members can be seated six feet apart. Family members and patrons that arrive together may sit together. Masks are required for entry, but may be removed when seated. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, dinner, or snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during and in between the plays. Bathroom facilities inside the building, available before and after the plays, will be sanitized after each use, and hand sanitizer will be available. Only 40 tickets will be sold per show and must be purchased at BelfastMaskers.com. No tickets will be available at the “door.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 18. Some of the plays contain adult language and may not be appropriate for young children. Performances will be canceled if there is rain.