THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16:

  • “Microgrids for Maine: Part of an Energy Solution,” 2-4 p.m., Midcoast Friends Meetinghouse, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Engineer and energy consultant Paul Kando tells how they work, how they can protect our power grid, obstacles to installing them here, and how homeowners can use them.
  • 7th Annual “Designing with the Stars,” 5-7 p.m., Shelley’s Flowers & Gifts in Waldoboro. Local stars get the same types of flowers and containers to create a holiday masterpiece. You can then vote for your favorite designer, “early and often,” for $1 per vote to benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County. With homemade refreshments, adult beverages and 20 percent shopper’s discount for all who attend.
  • “Cycling Around the World,” 6:30-8 p.m., Third Thursday Talks at Appleton Library. New Appleton resident Denis Beaudry has cycled around the world, and he shares some of his experiences on the road from Fairbanks to Seattle, through New Zealand, and over the Pyrenees.
  • Talk on Link Between Climate Change and ALS, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Free public talk by PhD student Matthew Kruger on how climate change is affecting the intensity of harmful algal blooms and how that may impact the prevalence of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) in Maine. Hosted by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.
  • “The Art of Science – Building a Field Guide,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Edgecomb resident Jonathan Alderfer gives the talk in Mid-Coast Maine Audubon’s lecture series. For 10 years he was National Geographic’s birding expert, where he edited or illustrated more than 20 books, including the best-seller “Field Guide to the Birds of North America.”

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17:

  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union St., a block west of Maine Street in downtown Brunswick. Many dances are taught. No partner needed. All welcome. $5.
  • Panel Talk in Portland: “Is the Press Being Fair to President Trump?,” 7 p.m., Hannaford Hall at University of Southern Maine. The free public event sponsored by the Camden Conference will feature editorial page editors of the Portland Press Herald, the Toledo Blade and others. FMI: camdenconference.org, 236-1034.
  • Peter Pan at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, Medomak Valley Players perform the musical at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. After Sunday’s matinee, a $5 Tinker Bell Tea will offer snacks, drinks and a chance to have pictures taken with the characters. $12 reserved seats; $10 general admission; $8 seniors and students: 832-5389 x149 or msad40.org/mvhsPlayers/.
  • Working: The Musical at Belfast Area High School, based on the Studs Terkel book featuring interviews with working Americans, at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults; $5 seniors & students at door.
  • At Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta: Wonder of the World, Lincoln County Community Theater players present David Lindsay-Abaire’s adult comedy about a woman who flees her husband and has zany adventures on her way to Niagara Falls, at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 tix ($13 theater members) at box office.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18:

  • Illustrated Program by Former Lighthouse Keeper, 11 a.m.-noon at Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road, Cushing. Ernest DeRaps, 89, tells tales of his family’s life during the 1950s on Monhegan Island, Fort Point, Browns Head and Herons Neck. $5 suggested donation for Georges River Land Trust.
  • “Automation and the Need for a Universal Basic Income,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, Belfast. Professor Michael Howard of UMaine’s Department of Philosophy gives a free public talk on an efficient and effective solution to poverty that preserves individual autonomy and work incentives while simplifying government social policy.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

  • Tozier’s Turkey Trek in Bucksport, 11 a.m. Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce invites teams of two or more to compete on a scavenger hunt that requires them to solve riddles and take goofy photos. The grand prize is a turkey fryer. $4 per person to enter. All ages okay, but one team member must be 18 or older. Meet at BBACC office, 52 Main St. FMI: leslie@bucksportbaychamber.com or 469-6818.
  • “Governor Bernard’s Road Over Megunticook,” 2 p.m., Winter History series at Camden Public Library. Kerry Hardy tells the story of a strategic roadway built in 1764, and shows a “must-see treasure” of a map from the library’s archives. First in the series cohosted by the library and Cam-Rock Historical Society, set for third Sundays at 2 p.m. through April.
  • Talk by Somali Man Who Escaped Civil War and Came to the U.S., 2 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Abdi Nor Iftin tells of his war-torn childhood, escape to Kenya, and application for the U.S. visa lottery, which he won against all the odds. His memoir, “Call Me American,” comes out next year. Suggested donation of $10, but any amount okay. FMI: luciferlucyloo@gmail.com.
  • “An Evening of Wicked Good Fun,” 4 p.m., Watts Hall, Main Street, Thomaston. Ventriloquist act Big Ben & Stanley and the female Harborside Harmonies barbershop singers perform. Free; donations help fund the town’s Community Thanksgiving dinner.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21:

  • “Diplomacy in the Age of Trump,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Former U.S. Ambassador Laurence Pope speaks about how diplomacy is changing under the current administration in this free and public Camden Conference Community Event.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22:

  • Turkey Rave Dance Party in Belfast, 7:30 p.m., United Farmers’ Market of Maine, 18 Spring St. Shake your tailfeathers as DJs Erik Klausmeyer and Dan Greeley “turnip the gnarly beets.” Cash bar. Admission is $10 in cash at the door and proceeds support Our Town Belfast. RSVP on Facebook if you can.

COMING UP:

  • Festival of Lights in Rockland, Fri.-Sun., Nov. 24-26. Highlights include Friday’s tree-lighting at 6 p.m., Saturday’s Parade of Lights at 6 p.m., and Sunday’s pancake breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Eclipse Restaurant. See pull-out section in this week’s paper for details.
  • Historic Inns of Rockland Holiday Tour, Sat., Nov. 25, 1-4 p.m. LimeRock Inn, Berry Manor Inn and Granite Inn are decked out for the holidays as part of Rockland’s Festival of Lights. Proceeds benefit Rockland Public Library.