• Trivia Night Walking Tour at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, time slots from 5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Guides will share stories, give tourgoers time to visit exhibits, and toss out trivia questions that incorporate pop culture and American history. $25 per family (up to 10 people):


  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Offers Comedy “Aquitania,” outdoors in Camden Amphitheatre. A librarian is transported to a strange country where she matches wits with a bowler-hatted villain, as a trio of sirens deliver a score of jazzy French songs. “Aquitania” is put on July 28, 29, 30 and August 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. All performances begin at 6 p.m. The production is suitable for children over 7 years old. Tickets are $27, with discounts for seniors, veterans, students, kids, at


  • “Preserving Land in the Boothbay Region: The Story Behind 35 Miles of Nature Trails, 4:30 p.m. in-person and via Zoom. Nick Ullo of Boothbay Region Land Trust tells how 40 years ago, a small group of people got together to preserve the Little River Dam in East Boothbay. Their effort marked the beginning of Boothbay Region Land Trust, which now protects open space and public access to natural lands and waterfront across the region. Admission is free. For a seat at Boothbay Region Historical Society, 72 Oak Street in Boothbay Harbor, email or call 633-0820. For the Zoom link, email
  • Virtual Maine Author Talk with Robin Clifford Wood, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. She’ll call in to discuss her new biography-memoir hybrid, “The Field House: A Writer’s Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine.” The book is centered on Rachel Field, who received a Newbery Award in 1930 for her children’s book “Hitty.” Wood purchased Field’s summer house on a small island off the coast of Mt. Desert. The talk will be shown in the Community Room at Rockland Public Library, with limited seating. For the Zoom link, send an email by 4 p.m. to
  • Public Talk with Artist Nina Elder: “Quantum Curiosity,” at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 5 to 7 p.m. She travels to environmentally impacted places across the globe, where she researches how the natural environment is changing due to humans. Her lecture will weave together unlikely associations between piles of rocks, military secrets, glaciers, meteorites, frayed ropes, and the need for curiosity. Free admission. Sign up at
  • Belfast Maskers in “Little Women: The Broadway Musical,” performances on July 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and August 1 at 2 p.m. in Basil Burwell Community Theater in Belfast. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 novel, it focuses on the March sisters — traditional Meg, aspiring writer Jo, timid Beth and romantic Amy — and their beloved Marmee, at home in Massachusetts while their father is serving as a Union Army chaplain in the Civil War. Tickets, $15 to $20, are at


  • Friday Tours at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s working farm alive with belted Galloway cattle, Fridays, July 30, August 13, September 10, 17, 24, at 10 a.m. Learn about the 200-year-old saltwater farm. Details:
  • Friday Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Camden, 4 p.m. every Friday through October 15. The one-hour tour tells of notable places and people as it meanders from Camden Public Library to the green. Reservations: 236-3440. Free. Donations to the library are suggested.


  • Official Grand Opening of the Rockport Public Library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on the steps to the main doors. Hot dogs and veggie dogs will be grilled on the lower patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafting activities for kids all day. At 1 p.m. will be the Summer Reading capstone event, a Books for Bikes raffle for children who signed up for the summer reading program.


  • Birder Don Reimer in Webinar, at noon. He’ll share photos and discuss his new book “Seen Anything Good?” in the talk hosted by Merryspring Nature Center of Camden. Reimer will tell stories from six decades of birding in Maine and answer questions from the audience. This talk is part of Merryspring’s free Online Summer Talk series. For a link, email
  • Through the Cracks Walking Tour at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, time slots from 5 to 8 p.m. rain or shine. Some lives in Searsport were very well documented, but on this tour, guides will talk about the people of Searsport whose lives went almost unrecorded: servants, paupers, and those who committed crimes. $25 per family (up to 10 people): This tour will also be offered August 10.