THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • “A Good Man with a Dog,” 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Chats with Champions welcomes Roger Guay, a retired Maine game warden and author. He’ll give highlights of his 25-year career and talk about his brown Lab, Reba, who can find discarded weapons, hidden fish and missing people. Free and open to everyone.
  • “Finding Our Voices” by Patrisha McLean, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. McLean gives a talk and slide show on her exhibit featuring women from all over Maine, and all walks of life, breaking the silence about the domestic abuse in their lives. The portraits are on display there throughout February.
  • Love Stories at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Chuck Gifford, Caitlin Schick and Patty King will be featured storytellers. Members of the public are also asked to share their five-minute stories about a person, place, pet, possession or anything else they love or have loved. Sign up in advance (pking@RocklandMaine.gov or 594-0310) or decide on the spur of the moment to share. Free and open to all.
  • “Maine’s Economy: Its Current State and New Direction,” 6:30 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Waldo County Republicans host Adam Crepeau, an analyst with Maine Heritage Policy Center. All are welcome. FMI: 992-3172.
  • Peter and the Starcatcher Onstage at The Theater Project in Brunswick, the Tony Award-winning play for all ages that retells the story of Peter Pan before he was famous. Curtain: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Thursday’s show is Pay-What-You-Want. Regular tix are $20 adults; $15 students and seniors; $10 under 13. Show your ticket at Vessel and Vine, 4 Pleasant Street, before or after any show for 10 percent off your tab.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Talk on the Pioneers of America’s Conservation Movement, 3 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Bibi Gaston will talk about her book “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women Who Launched the American Conservation Movement.” U.S. Forest Service leader Pinchot and his crew confronted cattlemen, miners and loggers at the turn of the 20th century.
  • “Love Your Library, Your Library Loves You” Open House, at Rockland Public Library from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There is no charge for the evening of soups, hot food, drinks, desserts, and music by jazz duo Bill Barnes and Doug Kennedy. Susan Beebe will leads crafts for kids at 5 p.m. Fine-free cardholders can drop their name in a raffle for an iPad and gift cards.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street in Brunswick. World music and dance. All are welcome. $5 donation suggested.
  • ’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism, 7:30 p.m. at Gracie Theatre, Husson University in Bangor. A sister with sass offers lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including a wacky version of The Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor. Tix from $25 to $33.80 at GracieTheatre.com.
  • *Ask Me No Questions, MythWeavers Theater Company presents the comedy that examines imagination, shadows, and fairy tales, featuring Mary Weaver and a large cast of Playhouse actors at Crosby Center, 96 Church Street in Belfast. Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tix at the door are $15 ($10 kids; $30 family max).
  • When Radio Was King, Monmouth Community Players bring a 1950s radio show to life with sound-effect-filled vaudeville and old-time commercials in Monmouth’s historic Cumston Hall. The show goes on at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tix are $14 ($12 students and seniors): MonmouthCommunityPlayers.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay Birthday Celebration, 2 p.m. in Farnsworth Art Museum’s library, Rockland. The gala reading with host Kathleen Ellis and a who’s who of local poets marks the Rockland-born poet’s 127th birthday. The celebration will also feature soprano Nancy Ogle and pianist Laura Artesani performing three of her poems to music by American composers. $10 ($8 museum members). Reservations: 596-6457.
  • “Darwin, Creationism, and Beyond,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street in Belfast. Reverend Dr. Arlin Larson gives a talk to mark February as the 210th birth month of Charles Darwin. Larson teaches at Belfast Senior College, and his course topics include Darwinism’s confrontation with religion and the “New Atheism.” The talk is free.
  • “Sailing Adventures in Scotland,” 4 p.m. at Rockland Yacht Club on the public landing. Blair Pyne will show the rugged beauty of Scotland and its surrounding isles, then take part in a Q&A. Free for RYC members; donation of $10 suggested for others. Snow date: Feb. 17.
  • Creatures of Habit Benefit Dance Party at Rockport Opera House, 7 to 10 p.m. Dance the night away (but stop long enough for pizza and the cash bar). $15 per person; $25 couples. The Creatures will make music to help bandmate Gary Clancy pay for cancer treatment. 21+ event.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • V-Day 2019: End Violence Against Women and Girls, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. Everyone is invited to gather in solidarity with V-Day, the worldwide movement to stop violence against women and girls, sparked by Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues. Watch “City of Joy,” a film that follows Ensler to violence-torn Eastern Congo, then join a circle to speak, share stories and poems, and celebrate the growth of community awareness and the females who speak out. FMI: 338-5089, WmnInTheMoon@gmail.com.
  • “Fireside Chats: Conversations That Reveal the Character – and Characters – of Waldo County’s Colorful Past,” 3 p.m. at Left Bank Books in Belfast. Writer Jeff Shula and historian Megan Pinette will discuss their recently published book of 18 interviews and photographic portraits of Waldo County characters that ran in the weekly Waldo Independent in the early 1990s. Free; reservations encouraged.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • “The History of Impeachment” by Jerry Wiles, 2 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road in Newcastle. A contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia saw politicians agree on the concept of impeaching errant government officials. Learn how they did it from local historian Wiles in the free talk.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • The Mysteries of Bats Topic of Talk in Camden, noon at Merryspring Nature Center. Join wildlife biologist Sarah Boyden for a look at these fascinating creatures whose continued existence is threatened by invasive pathogens, habitat loss, climate change and more. Talks in the Winter Talk series are $5; free for members.
  • “Discovering Wilderness on the Mississippi River,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Chris Battaglia of Belfast describes paddling along the mighty river from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico in a 30-foot canoe to complete a guide to the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the continental United States.
  • International Folk Dances in Belfast, at the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage’s Common House, 25 Village Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 26. Live music. All dances are taught; beginners of all ages are welcome. Bring sweet or savory treats to share. Milk, cider and water provided. Free. RSVP: 338-3301.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Talk on Picton Castle’s Trip Around the World, 6 p.m., The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Tom Ward will share his experience converting the Picton Castle from a trawler to a sailing bark and what it was like to spend 19 months aboard her, circumnavigating the planet. Suggested donation of $10.
  • Take a Hike in Newfoundland in the Armchair Adventure Series, at Vose Library in Union, third Wednesdays of the month, February to May, at 6:30 p.m. Ann Breyfogle and Sue Casten show slides of their two-week, 100-mile hike along the high cliffs of the Avalon Peninsula in this year’s series opener.

COMING UP:

  • “Through the Pages” Formal Wear Costume Ball, Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Everyone’s invited to don their finest garb from any decade that The Lincoln County News has been in print (Civil War to today). Live music, light bites, a silent auction, and beverages for sale. $10 tix at Skidompha will benefit the newspaper’s digital archive project.
  • 2019 Camden Conference: “Is This China’s Century?” over the weekend of Feb. 22-24. The Camden Opera House has sold out, but you can ask to be put on the waitlist. There is limited space at the live-streaming venues: Strand Theatre in Rockland, Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and Luther Bonney Hall at University of Southern Maine in Portland. Learn more at CamdenConference.org.
  • A Look at the Lambs at Guini Ridge Farm in Union, 1353 North Union Road, Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the farm, meet and lambs, and shoot a few baaaaad selfies. Hot cocoa and baked goods will be on sale.
  • “Who Were the Hichborns?” A Penobscot Marine Museum Fundraiser, Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Hichborn, 10 Church Street in Stockton Springs. The event with appetizers, drinks and silent auction will focus on the family’s lives and contributions to the area with speakers and a show of Harriet Hichborn’s photographs, now part of the museum’s extensive collection. $40 per person; proceeds will go to the nonprofit museum. Reservations required: 548-2529, PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.
  • Grand Opening Party at New Ice Rink in Rockland’s Harbor Park, Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. Hot chocolate and baked goodies will be served at the free party open to everyone. The ice rink installed by the city last month is free for anyone to use from dawn to 10 p.m. depending on weather and ice conditions – just bring skates.