THURSDAY, JANUARY 10:

  • Collective Voices Series Kicks Off with “BOSS Lady” Panel, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Midcoast Women open the annual series with three bosses who have decades of experience: Lee Schneller of Lee Schneller Fine Gardens, Jayne Crosby Giles of Jayne Crosby Giles Consulting, and Susanne Ward of Rock City Coffee. They’ll talk about leadership, and whether their styles differ from men’s. Candace Vancho moderates the free discussion and Q&A.
  • “Waste Not, Want Not” Talk on How Much Food People Toss Out, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Expert Brent Kim tells why people waste 30 to 40 percent of food globally and steps we can take to do better. Kim is a program officer at Johns Hopkins Center for a Living Future in the Food Production and Public Health Program. The talk is the last in a three-part series of Coastal Mountains Nature Programs.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11:

  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street in Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, FolkDanceBrunswick.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12:

  • Dramatic Readings to Bring Art and Artists to Life, 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum. The series of short plays to be read by players from Everyman Repertory Theatre include Picasso, a monologue by artist Georges Braque about an argument he and Picasso had regarding a squirrel in one of his paintings; Dutch Interiors, musings by painter Vermeer; The Daughters of Edward D. Boit, featuring the four girls in the painting of that name by John Singer Sargent; and Europe After the Rain, an interrogation of artist Max Ernst by two FBI agents. $15 ($12 Farnsworth members). Register at FarnsworthMuseum.org. Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 13.
  • “Connecting the Dots” with Karen Montanaro, 3 to 5 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. She brings performance art, conversation, surprises and thought-provoking activities to fire up the artist in everyone in this first in the series of Art & Your Life Pop-Ups produced by Belfast Creative Coalition. Warm drinks and treats will be served. $15 tix: Left Bank Books and Bellabooks, both in Belfast; online at BelfastCreativeCoalition.org; and at the door.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:

  • “Now You See the Sky” Book Launch at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Catherine H. Murray debuts her memoir about life and loss. It tells how she fell in love in Thailand, got married and had three sons. When the middle child was diagnosed with cancer, the family moved from Thailand to Seattle, then back to Bangkok before settling on a mountaintop to battle the disease stealing their child. Copies will be on sale.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • “Fly-Fishing in Baghdad and Other Angling Adventures,” 7 p.m., Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial Street in Rockport. George’s River Trout Unlimited welcomes Nick Mills for his free talk, open to the public, on his fly-fishing adventures near and far. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with an informal gathering for those who wish to converse and enjoy a meal. FMI: GeorgesRiverTU.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • “Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boatbuilder in Japan,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Douglas Brooks shares tales of his apprenticeships with seven master boatbuilders in Japan. His most recent book is “Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding.”
  • “A Tale of a Sea Captain’s Life,” 3 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road in Newcastle. Carolyn Hardman will give an illustrated talk about Joseph Hopkins, a Newcastle/Nobleboro merchant ship captain during the height of Maine’s wooden ship era in the mid-1800s, when the U.S. led the world in ocean trade and shipbuilding, much of it centered in the midcoast. Hopkins’ journals are on display at Nobleboro Historical Society. Free.
  • Come Boating! Winter Adventure Series Opens, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. This first of four programs will feature a screening of “NY40 Marilee: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic.” The 38-minute documentary, made by Alison Langley of Camden, shows the restoration of the classic wooden racing boat by French & Webb in Belfast. After the film, Langley and Todd French will lead a discussion.
  • “Trouble in Chinese Waters? The Trump Administration and China’s Territorial Disputes,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Kristin Vekasi describes Chinese domestic politics and American national interests and how they could collide in the South China Sea. The UMaine professor studies Japan-China relations and how multinational firms manage political risk. The free public talk is offered in the run-up to the February 22-24 Camden Conference, “Is This China’s Century?”
  • “Silent Maine Reminders,” 7 p.m. at Waldoboro Public Library. Alden Weigelt will read excerpts from and talk about his book, a compilation of the stories behind the many “silent reminders” of the service and sacrifices of Maine people. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Snow date: Tuesday, Jan. 22.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “An All Weather Operation: The Ins and Outs of Being a Harbor Pilot,” 6 p.m. at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street in Rockland. Captain Eugene Reil talks about his 43 years of steering ships in and out of New York Harbor. The talk is free, with a suggested donation of $10.
  • Talk on Effects of Electromagnetic Frequencies, 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County in conjunction with Belfast Transition Initiative will present excerpts from the films “Take Back Your Power” and “Wireless Warriors.” A conversation about the effects of cell phones, smart meters and other electromagnetic frequencies on humans and the environment will follow. There will be two hand-held EMF meters at the event. Free and open to all. Donations will be accepted.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “An Optimist’s Approach to Climate Change,” 2-4 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Paul Kando, who teaches a course on the subject at Belfast Senior College, will give the free talk, open to the public. It wraps up the series Climate and the Economy: Where We Are and What We Can Do presented by Midcoast Green Collaborative and Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center.
  • “Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. This entry in the AMC Potluck and Presentation series features author Ed Robinson of Harpswell, who will share fascinating facts about some of Maine’s wildlife. Copies of his book will be available; sales will benefit Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. The potluck starts at 6 p.m.; the program starts at 7 p.m.
  • “Attu: The Holy Grail of North American Birding,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Doug Hitchcox offers a travelogue of photos and stories from his birding adventures on Attu in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. He saw rare species, colonies of over two million birds and song sparrows the size of robins. Hosted by Mid-Coast Audubon.

COMING UP:

  • Ice Bar and Dance Party at Samoset Resort, Rockport, Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Hit the dance floor in the ballroom while DJ Mike of M&M Entertainment spins, then chill out at the Ice Bar. Must be 21-plus. Tix can be bought at IceDance2019.eventbrite.com or with cash at the door. Proceeds benefit Children’s House Montessori School in Camden.
  • “The Rose Has Another Name – It’s Christopher Marlowe,” Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. Oxford University Press now lists Shakespeare and Marlowe as coauthors on the title pages of three King Henry plays. Independent scholar Melissa Olson reveals this and other details about the authorship controversy. She’ll talk about the idea that to avoid torture and execution for heresy Marlowe faked his own murder and began publishing as Shakespeare, who was paid to go along with the plan. Old Professor’s Bookshop hosts the free public talk.
  • “Living in China: An Architectural Perspective,” Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. In this free talk presented by the Camden Conference, Brooke Harrington will discuss traditional dwellings of selected regions and Judith Bing will present the transformed design of housing in modern China. Both are professors emeriti of architecture.
  • 30th Annual Martin Luther King Candlelight Walk in Belfast, Monday, Jan. 21. Everyone is invited to meet at Belfast Post Office at 4:30 p.m., then walk to the First Church on Spring Street for a 5 p.m. gathering with music, readings from King’s work, and commemoration of past and current struggles for racial justice. The keynote speaker will be Kirsten Daley, activist, recent graduate of UMaine at Orono and president of the UMaine Black Student Union. FMI: 338-5089.