• “Greenland: Its Land and People,” at Hope Corner Fire Station, Route 105. Bring food to share and a place setting for the 6 p.m. potluck, and hear from Ron Smith of Hope at 7 p.m., fresh off his 100-mile hike on the Arctic Circle Trail and visits to towns on the east and west coasts of the icy island. Hope Historical Society’s event is free.
  • “Covering the Casualties of War: Witnessing the Seeds of Revolt,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Foreign correspondent Robin Lloyd looks back at his days covering social upheaval and war in the world’s most dangerous hotspots during the 1980s and ’90s. His free talk is a runup to February’s Camden Conference, The Media Revolution: Changing the World.


  • “Adventures in the High Arctic,” 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. Polar bear expert and Arctic guide Rupert Pilkington and Carla Skinder and Judy Hengerer give a tour of their recent adventures in Norway’s High Arctic archipelago, and discuss the state of wildlife at the Arctic Circle.
  • “Tanglewood 4-H Camp: Past, Present and Future,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln-ville Community Library. Learn about the camp in Lincolnville that has offfered adventure and guidance to young people from Maine and beyond for nearly 80 years, from former director Cindy Dunham and current director Jessica Decke, who will bring along stories and photos.


  • Wildlife of the Arctic Circle, 10 a.m. at Dr. Campbell House, 225 Main Street, Warren. Carla Skinder shows photographs taken on her fall and winter boat trips above the Arctic Circle. The free talk is hosted by Warren Field and Garden Club.
  • “Are Corporations People? Surprising Reasons to Say Yes,” 6 p.m. at the Midcoast Friends Meeting House, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. Professor Kent Greenfield of Boston College Law School gives the talk based on his book “Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It).” Coastal Senioir College hosts the free public talk.
  • Talk on Long-Term Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine, 6 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport. Dr. George Jacobson gives the final talk in the Maine Marine Fare Conference. The former Maine State climatologist takes a long-view look at Earth’s climate systems and how they influence Maine’s fisheries. $8 admission, $5 members.
  • “Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry and Music,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Adults and teens will share five-minute spooky, otherworldly stories, real or not. Everyone’s invited to sign up, 594-0310, share at the last minute, or just listen. Notes are allowed. Content may not be suitable for kids.
  • Soup and Suspense in Union, Vose Library brings back its popular series at 6:30 p.m., serving homemade soups and bread for a donation, followed by tales from Maine mystery writer Anne Britting Oleson, who lives in the mountains of central Maine.
  • “Rockweed Connections: Rocky Intertidal Ecology on the Maine Coast,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. See rockweeds found on the coast and learn about the latest research on them, from Dr. Jessica Muhlin, a biology professor at Maine Maritime Academy.
  • Birding in Mexico, 7 p.m. Naturalist Doug Hitchcox describes his visit with Maine Audubon members to southwestern Mexico, where they searched deserts and mountainous pine forests for rare birds, strolled the streets of colonial Oaxca, and explored ancient Zapotec ruins.
  • “Green Rider” Author at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 7 p.m. New York Times best-selling author and Mainer Kristen Britain reads from her fantasy series – six books that tell the story of a runaway schoolgirl whose adventures begin when she agrees to deliver a message to the king for a dying Green Rider.


  • Evening Star Grange 7th Annual Variety Show, 7 p.m. at Evening Star Grange Hall, Old Union Road, Washington. Free admission. More info: 845-3102.
  • 15th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street, with Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum reading from his newest collection, “How to Start Over.” Reservations: 338-9009, leftbank@myfairpoint.net. Events on Saturday include a poetry walk, a Zine Fair and More (with Maine zines, comics, bookmaking, paper arts), ploughman’s lunch, open mic, and a reception and multimedia performance. Everything’s free, except for the $5 lunch. Visit BelfastPoetry.com for venues.
  • One-Acts in Damariscotta: The Actor’s Nightmare and The Proposal, at Skidompha Library, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. this weekend and next. River Company puts them on, with a character who wanders onstage but doesn’t know what play he’s in and Chekhov’s wink at love and marriage. $17 admission, $12 seniors ($15/$10 for members): RiverCompany.org.
  • Women in Jeopardy at Lewiston’s Public Theatre, October 18 to 27, with this Friday’s opening night featuring a BREWHaHa – the lobby opens for beer sampling at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. For the full schedule of performances of the play described as “Sex and the City” meets “I Love Lucy” when middle-aged single moms start dating, visit ThePublicTheatre.org.


  • “Whatever It Takes,” 1 p.m. at Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road. May Davidson of Whitefield and Round Pond on her memoir about seven decades of clamming, lobstering, raising broiler chickens, then sheep, and creating a lobster-trap sawmill, before starting a wind-chime business, Maine Buoy Bell, with her husband, Jim. The program follows a short Jefferson Historical Society meeting.
  • Psychologist on What Technology Does to People’s Brains, 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. The short film “Like” is shown, then Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair answers questions on how tech and social media change the way we learn and grow. She’s the author of “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” The free program is a runup to next February’s Camden Conference on media.
  • “Famous Again: 19th-Century Black Sculptor Edmonia Lewis,” 3 p.m. in the free monthly Shop Talk series at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast. Learn about the mysterious life of Lewis, the expatriate artist whose story is still unfolding a century later, from writer and curator Marilyn Richardson.
  • Spooky Tours at Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport. “Last Night at the Museum” tours run every 15 minutes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Vestry, 2 Church Street. A half hour of chilling offerings, including a visit by the spirits of the Sea Captain’s House. $5 adults, $3 kids, $12 families. Reserve a slot: 548-2529.
  • “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” in Hope, at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street, at 7 p.m. Storyteller Willy Clafin hosts the night of “Moth”-style stories by five local tale-tellers. Families welcome, but note that some stories may contain adult content. Suggested donation of $15 includes coffee and desserts.


  • Talk on Maine and Acadian Privateers During King William’s War, 1 p.m. at Wiscasset Middle High School, 272 Gardiner Road. Historian Ken Hamilton brings to life tales of the Acadian privateers who sailed the Gulf of Maine as hired pirates during King William’s War. His talk is in the Maine Bicentennial Lecture Series sponsored by Lincoln County Historical Association and Old Fort Western in Augusta. Donations accepted.


  • “Global Media and the Representation of Women in the News,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Camden Conference presents Marie Tessier, who moderates comments on the Opinion pages of The New York Times. She is at work on a book about women, the web and the future of democracy. The talk is free.
  • Talk About Living as an Indentured Servant in 1628, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Julia Friese Pierce describes nearly five months of living on the rugged northern coast of Maine and being filmed for the television show “Colonial House,” which dropped people into historical eras with an assigned role. Pierce was the lowest rung on the ladder in her group of two dozen colonists: a corset-wearing, goat-milking female servant.


  • “A Good Man with a Dog,” Wednesday, October 23, at 5 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Roger Guay shares tales from his decades with Maine Warden Service, training search-and-rescue dogs and tracking down missing persons, explosives and cadavers.
  • Crime Writers to Converse in Damariscotta, Thursday, October 24, 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library. Marni Graff and Bruce Robert Coffin chat about their novels. She writes the Nora Tierney English Mysteries, about an American writer in the UK, and the Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries, based on her work as a medical consultant for a movie studio. He’s the author of the best-selling Detective Byron series. They’ll answer audience questions, too.
  • “Discovering the Paranormal,” Thursday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Author Greg Latimer on his recent expedition to 108 spooky spots in 12 states and 21 cities for MysteriousDestinationsMagazine.com. His talk is free.
  • The Humans at Belfast’s Crosby Center, 96 Church Street, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., October 25 to November 3. Midcoast Actors’ Studio presents the Maine premiere of the Tony Award–winning play about an American family at Thanksgiving being forced to deal with aging, illness, and each other. $18 adults, $13 students: 370-7592, MidcoastActors.org, and the door.