NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:

  • AMC Potluck & Presentation: “Wyoming Wilderness Backpacking,” at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Bring a dish to share and a cup, plate and utensils for the 6 p.m. potluck. At 7 p.m., take a photo journey into Wyoming’s Gros Ventre Wilderness.
  • Champion of Maine Coyotes to Speak at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts a program by Geri Vistein, who will show the film she produced about the future Coyote Center in midcoast Maine. The biologist’s focus is on the role carnivores play in maintaining the planet’s biodiversity.
  • “Romantic Antics: The Sky Dance of the American Woodcock,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Mike Shannon describes the strange aerial courtship of these bog-loving birds. The Registered Maine Guide and professor emeritus of ornithology will be the onboard naturalist on schooner Mary Day this June.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • “An Act to Establish a Green New Deal for Maine,” 5:30 p.m. at Friends Meeting House, Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. Lincoln County Indivisible hosts a presentation on LD 1281, sponsored by Rep. Chloe Maxmin (D-Nobleboro). Maxmin and co-sponsor Rep. Jeff Evangelos (U-Friendship) will discuss the details of the proposed legislation. A public hearing on the Green New Deal will be held Tuesday, April 23, in Augusta.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Pirate John Bullock Sailing Into Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. He’ll recite poems and weave yarns about his dozen-plus years aboard schooners sailing the Maine coast, all in full pirate regalia, in the Maritime Month Speaker Series.
  • “The Making of a Naturalist and Outdoor Adventurer,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, Belfast. Cloe Chunn describes her journey from teacher to Registered Maine Guide, co-founder of Maine Master Naturalist Program, president of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and hiker of the Appalachian Trail. She is the author of “50 Hikes in the Maine Mountains.”

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • All Aboard for Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Presentation, 3 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. See photos and artifacts from the narrow-gauge railway, which ran from 1894 to 1933 and is now being reconstructed by volunteers. Free.
  • “A Victorian Childhood” and “The Launching of the Jennie Flood Kreger,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Belfast Historical Society’s vice president, David Ruberti, will tell stories about Katherine Frost’s life in Belfast in the early 20th century, gleaned from her memoir. BHS President Megan Pinette will pick up where the memoir ends, at the time Frost’s father, Orlando Frost, launched Belfast’s only five-masted ship. $5.
  • Earth Day Conversation, 7 p.m. at Brunswick Unitarian Church, 1 Middle Street. Free discussion about how climate, economy and militarism are intertwined, led by a panel featuring a state rep, a social justice activist, the co-founder of 350 Maine, and a student working with Environmental ChangeMakers. Learn more at PeaceWorksBrunswickME.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • “Freedom of the Press” Panel Talk in Boothbay Harbor, 5 p.m., Rotary Building, 66 Montgomery Road. The nonpartisan citizen-activist group Indivisible-Boothbay hosts a panel of journalists and academics who will talk about changes in public and governmental attitudes toward the press. Free.
  • Potluck & Program: A Missionary in Mexico, at First Baptist Church, 95 High Street in Belfast. Potluck at 6 p.m. Talk by Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes at 7 p.m. on her 13 years teaching at a seminary in Mexicali, Mexico, and her plan to work with a team in Cuba alongside the ministry of Cuban Baptists.
  • New Edition of “Father’s Farm” Release Party, 6:45 p.m., Waldoboro Public Library. Originally self-published by Esther Soule Gross, the book tells of her childhood growing up on John F. Soule’s West Waldoboro farm in the early 1900s. The new edition includes an addendum with photos of Gross’ life as an adult and an overview of her heritage as a descendant of immigrants who arrived on the Mayflower. With a talk by Jean Lawrence, president of Waldoborough Historical Society and creator of the addendum.
  • “The Steamy Side of Lobsters,” 7 p.m. in the Maritime Month Speaker Series at Camden Public Library. Learn how lobsters interact with each other, their predators and their prey from Diane Cowan of the Lobster Conservancy. She’ll show images of lobster life, captured in shallow and deep water.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:

  • “Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge,” 6:30 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Library. Author and naturalist Susan Hand Shetterly shares insights from her latest book, longlisted for the 2019 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. She has lived on the Maine coast most of her life.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • “How a Warmer Gulf and Shifting Fisheries Have Changed Maine’s Coastal Ecosystems,” 7 p.m., Maritime Month Speaker Series at Camden Public Library. Dr. Thew Suskiewicz of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will describe substantial changes taking place in the fast-warming Gulf of Maine.

COMING UP:

  • Birthday Celebration for Rockland Public Library, Friday, April 26. Peruse the 115-year-old library’s scrapbooks, take a tour at 2:30 p.m., then eat a slice of birthday cake. People with stories about the library are invited to submit them on Facebook or tell them at the party.
  • Enchanted April in Damariscotta, River Company performs the play – about English women who leave their dreary husbands behind for a vacation in Italy – at Skidompha Library on two weekends: April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17 tix (with discounts for RC members, seniors, students, families) at RiverCompany.org, 687-8150, the library.
  • Spring Fling with the Leaky Boot Jug Band, Saturday, April 27, 6 to 9 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street, Belfast. Groovy dance music and live and silent auctions to raise funds that help Cornerspring Montessori in Belfast provide tuition assistance. Tix are $20 at CornerSpringMontessori.com, 338-5800, and at the school. $25 at the door.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:

  • Ale House String Band at Rockland Public Library, in a 6:30 p.m. Reading Room Concert. Oren Robinson, Brian Dunn and April Reed-Cox meld classical theory and technique with traditional folk, and do some on-the-spot improvising. Free and open to everyone.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • Halcyon String Quartet to Play in Damariscotta, 1 p.m., Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library. Violinists Josie Davis, Sophie Davis and Colin Wheatley and cellist Ju Young Lee play everything from chamber music to folk tunes. Free and open to the public.
  • Jim Loney in Waldoboro, 6 p.m. at Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship Street. He’ll play folk, blues and original tunes. Refreshments provided; beer and wine available for a donation to the arts center.
  • All That Jazz in Warren, 6 p.m. at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village. The foursome plays tunes from the Great American Songbook, as well as country, R&B and Latin. They were the house band at Elm Street Grille for 15 years.
  • Dean Stevens at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 7 p.m. The witty performer and self-taught guitarist sings in English and Spanish. Opening for him is Steve Chiasson, veteran of Billboard’s Hot 100. Reservations are required: bit.ly/deanstevens19. $10-$20 suggested donation at the door.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Music at Ada’s Kitchen, Rockland. The local Mullet Makers play funky, emotive rock at 9:30 p.m. Also in the Kitchen, Portland band The Moosetones will offer Americana, folk-rock revival, old school country and gypsy jazz Friday, May 10, at 9 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Peter “Hi Fi” Ward at Time Out Pub, Rockland, 7 to 10 p.m. The Boston guitarist (who hails from Lewiston) plays blues, swing, ballads and country. $10.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • Spring Concert of Seacoast Youth and Community Orchestras, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Forty musicians ranging in age from under 8 to over 80 from the Primo, Mezza and Avanzata orchestras perform. Free.

COMING UP:

  • Celtic Harp Music at Searsmont Town Library, Friday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. Amy Kercsmar will play. Also at the library, Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m., The Oystermen will play rollicking maritime tunes. Everyone’s welcome at both free concerts.
  • Electric Bonfire at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, Saturday, April 27, 6 to 8 p.m. They’ll play originals from an upcoming album and covers of classic tunes by Radiohead, The Grateful Dead and Old Crow Medicine Show, with side forays into ambient jam rock.
  • Double Bill in Camden: Micromassé and Sara Halli Richardson, in Camden Opera House’s MaineMadeMusic series, Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. Trio Micromassé combines classic Hammond organ with electric guitar and drums. Portland singer-songwriter Richardson sings her Joni Mitchell-Kate Bush-Bjork-inspired melodies. General-admission tix are $14 in advance and at the door.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:

  • “Apollo 11,” 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta.
  • “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The scathing comedy takes on religion and cinema’s overblown depiction of all things biblical – in one show only, just in time for the flick’s 40th birthday.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 — THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Gloria Bell,” “Shazam!,” “Pet Sematary,” “Avengers: Endgame.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Gloria Bell.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Gloria Bell.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • “Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche,” 2 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Gustav Klimt’s erotic, mosaic-like works and his protege Egon Schiele’s magnetic nudes were painted during the Vienna Secession of the late 1890s, when culture blossomed, Freud opined on the psyche, and women claimed their independence. $15 adults; $13 members; $5 under 19.
  • “The Misfits,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (in the Academy building). April’s flicks star Clark Gable. In this one, he’s a Reno cowboy who meets a showgirl (Marilyn Monroe) there to get a divorce.
  • “Children of Men,” 7 p.m., Friday Flix at Belfast Free Library. April’s “Future Imperfect?” films continue in a dystopian London, where a pregnant woman must be protected until she can reach safety in the now-infertile world.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” 10 a.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Second in the free Stories to Screen series, which will offer all the Harry Potter films on consecutive Saturdays. The lineup is at lcct.org.
  • “Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt,” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Encore screening of the film that weaves the Dutch Baroque artist’s life story with upfront and behind-the-scenes looks at exhibits at London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. $15 adults; $13 members; $5 under 19.
  • “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” 3 p.m. in the Reels & Wheels series at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Dick Van Dyke is a down-on-his-luck inventor who turns a jalopy into a magical flying machine in this family-friendly classic. $5 adults; free for members and under 19.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • “Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America,” 3 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Free screening of the documentary about Brower, one of the most important American conservationists since John Muir. Bruce Rockwood will lead a discussion afterward about the state of environmental law and policy in Maine.
  • “Paris to Pittsburgh,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Free screening of the new NatGeo film that portrays people developing solutions to climate change, instead of waiting for action by politicians in Washington, D.C. Afterward, members of Belfast’s Climate Change Committee will discuss their plan for facing climate change in their coastal community.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:

  • “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,” 7 p.m. in the CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House. The cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet was four years in the making. $10.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • International Fly Fishing Film Festival at Strand Theatre in Rockland, 7 p.m. Presented by Patagonia and hosted by Georges River Land Trust, IF4 consists of shorts and features from around the globe. $12 adults; $8 students. A Spinner Fall Pre-Show Party kicks it off at 5 p.m. $35 tix include reserved seating, appetizers and door prizes. Tix are at FlyFilmFest.com and at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport.

COMING UP:

  • “Strange Brew” Fest at the Strand, Rockland, Friday, April 26. The theater pours brews from Rock Harbor (Rockland), Threshers (Searsmont) and Frogtown (Ellsworth) at 6 p.m. “Strange Brew,” about goofy Canadian brothers saving the world from an evil brewer, rolls at 8 p.m. $20 includes six tasting pours. $25 includes a Strand pint glass. 21-plus.
  • “Invisible Hand,” Sunday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Free screening of the documentary about New Hampshire organizers who asked, “If corporations can have the same rights as people, why can’t an ecosystem?” Michelle Sanborn of the Community Environmental Rights Legal Defense Fund will answer questions afterward.

ARTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:

  • Jim Ostheimer Poetry Reading, 4 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. The third reading in April by members of Rockland Poets’ Corner features the Rockport resident, who has published three books, “Blue Yonder,” “Witness” and “Harbor Lights.”
  • “Introduction to Gouache,” 6 to 8 p.m. at Rockland’s Art Loft. Kim Nicoll introduces the medium that is a little bit like watercolor, a little bit like acrylics. Drop in for $20; free for members.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • Rug Hooking Basics Workshop in Rockland, 9 a.m. to noon at Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center. Gabrielle Wicklow leads the class that imparts the basics as you make a flower pin from wool and yarn on linen. $42 ($36 FAM members), plus $25 materials fee.
  • “Digging for Gold: Responding to Art Through Poetry,” 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Kristen Lindquist discusses her poems inspired by the luminous paintings of the 17th-century Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, which produced Rembrandt and Vermeer. $10 admission.
  • “Current Student Work” Opens at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. The public is invited to the reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Messler Gallery to enjoy refreshments and meet the makers. The exhibit runs to May 29.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • “Learn Camera Settings the Easy Way,” 10 a.m. to noon at Rockland’s Art Loft. Karen Olsen teaches how to switch from auto to manual mode, where the art is. Find a YouTube tutorial specific to your camera model and learn how to change the settings before class. $20; free for members. Also on Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m., “Chinese Painting – Bamboo,” led by Nanfei Wang. Experienced painters and beginners are welcome. $35.
  • Group “Flowers” Show at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 13 Friendship Street, 5 to 7 p.m. Local artists show their brightest blooms. Refreshments served.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21:

  • “Intro to Figure Painting,” 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Art Loft, Rockland. Justin Kinney lays out the steps needed to accurately draw and paint the human body. All levels are welcome. $20; members free.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Arts + Culture Day at Maine State House: Hall of Flags, Augusta, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Meet artists, see performances by the Pineland Fiddlers and players from Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and hear a reading by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum. Details: MaineArts.com.
  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free weekly classes – with a focus on drawing in color – that are open to everyone, with all materials provided. This month it’s all about “April Art,” and this class is on cherry trees and Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • “The Art/Poetry Connection” with Ellen Goldsmith, 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Goldsmith will place eight poems beside the images that inspired them (called ekphrastic writing), then lead a walk to the galleries to see which works of art might urge people to write. $10. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Watercolor Workshop – “Spring Florals,” at the Art Loft, Rockland, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mary Ann Heinzen will show how to work from a still life. After a demo, she will provide ongoing input as participants paint in their own style. $35. Also on Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Getting to Know Your iPhone or iPad – Creative Apps,” led by Debbie Gay. Bring your device. $20; free for members.
  • Talk on Antique Spinning Wheels in Union, 6:30 p.m. at Vose Library. Brenda Page of Union and Jan Cunningham of Camden will detail how these valuable tools helped Maine farm families and homesteaders survive. See the craftsmanship that went into them, and learn how they can be refurbished and used. Attendees will get a chance to spin on a variety of wheels.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Talk on Independent Publishing Options, 2 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Jenn Dean of Maine Authors Publishing will guide authors through the steps needed to publish and tell them how to avoid pitfalls in the fast-changing world of indie publishing. Free.
  • “Artists’ Talk: The Screen Show,” 5 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum’s library, Rockland. Artists with pieces in “The Screen Show” will converse with curator Jane Bianco, and then attendees can take a look at the exhibit. $20 ($15 members): FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • “Card Making Workshop – Collage Elements,” 6 to 8 p.m. at the Art Loft, Rockland. Naomi Howe teaches how to create cards (and envelopes) using layered ephemera. $25.

COMING UP:

  • Introductory Relief Printing at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sherrie York teaches how to make linocuts, or linoleum block prints, which can be created with simple tools. $84 ($72 Farnsworth Art Museum members) plus a materials fee of $15: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Letterpress Printing Workshop in Rockland, Saturday to Monday, April 27 to 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Steel House, 639 Main Street. Join printmaker Karin Spitfire to learn how to use the press on day one, then print your project (cards, posters, prints, etc.) the following days. One day costs $150; two days $250; three days $300. Details: 338-5634. Registration: RocklandSteelHouse.com.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Melt Down,” to June 9. “Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship: Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen,” to June 19.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9.
  • Maine Historical Society, Portland. “Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art,” to February 1.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer, and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman,” curated by Nanci Kahn, all to May 10.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” to May 5.

FOOD & DRINK

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy hot tea and tasty treats in the library’s living room. You’re encouraged to bring nonperishable food, pet care or personal care items for the food pantry.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Public Roast Pork Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, quarter mile north of Washington village on Route 220. Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits, dessert, coffee, tea, punch. $10 ($5 for kids, or they have free dogs and chips).

SUNDAY, APRIL 21:

  • Community Easter Dinner at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland. Appetizers will be served at noon. The main course of ham and sides capped by desserts will be served at 1 p.m. The free meal is offered by Adas Yoshuron Synagogue of Rockland and served by its members.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Belfast’s Inaugural Downtown Restaurant Week, April 22-27, will feature special menus, drinks and events at downtown restaurants and bars. The week kicks off with “Taste of Belfast” at United Farmers Market from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sample dishes from Belfast eateries and get the dish on the week’s schedule. There will be a cash bar and live music. $5 admission benefits Our Town Belfast, which has events listed on its website.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Public Supper in South Thomaston, at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street, at 5:30 p.m. Casseroles, salads, beans, pies and good fellowship. $8 adults; $4 kids.
  • Cooking Class Teaching Pro Skills, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller Street. Learn how to organize your tasks and create a plan of action, workshop setup, and tips that will make a world of difference. Lisa Monteith of Belfast Co-op leads the way. Bring a knife you’re comfortable using. You must register: call 338-2532 or stop by the Co-op.

COMING UP:

  • Breakfast Fundraiser for Rockland District Nursing Association, Saturday, April 27, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main Street. Eggs, bacon, potatoes, fruit, baked goods, juice, coffee for a donation to RDNA.
  • Foraging Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn when to forage and ways to limit your environmental impact, and how to identify edible spring plants and cook them from Tom Seymour, author of “Wild Plants of Maine: A Useful Guide.” Dress to search for plants after class. $10 ($5 members).
  • Baked Bean Supper in Northport, Saturday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Northport Memorial VFW Post 6131, 781 Atlantic Highway. $8 adults; $5 kids.
  • Italian Feast at Waldo County Shrine Club in Belfast, 85 Northport Avenue, Saturday, April 27, at 5 p.m. Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County transforms the club into a bistro for a night of fine dining, games, a wine auction, and drawings. Attendees may bring wine, or buy a bottle in the auction. $25 tix help fund a ReStore in Waldo County and are available from board members; at Mailloux and Marden law offices, Belfast; at the Habitat office in the First Baptist Church, 93 High Street, Belfast; or by calling 338-2344.
  • 18th Annual Empty Bowl Supper in Belfast, Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller Street. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s El Salvador Sistering Committee hosts the supper of soups, breads and desserts, along with live music by Happytown. Pick a bowl made by a Maine potter for your soup, then take it home. $15 ($35 family cap).
  • Annual Tea at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, on Sunday, April 28, 1:30 and 3 p.m. seatings. Tea, sandwiches and desserts, set to Jean Goldfine’s harp playing during the first seating. $15. RSVP at the library or call 548-2303.
  • 3rd Annual Fill That Shed Party at St. George Brewery, Route 3 in Liberty, Sunday, April 28, 1 to 4 p.m. The pig roast, lawn games, silent auction, raffle and live music are hosted by State Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Waldo County, to raise funds for Waldo County Woodshed. FMI: 323-3448 or InaLowe@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn at Waterfall Arts. It will be open rain or shine through October. Belfast (UFMM), Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Damariscotta, Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon at Central Lincoln County YMCA.
  • Free Fresh Produce in Rockland, first Tuesdays monthly at noon, Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. Different items each month. Bring a bag. For everyone, not only those in need.
  • The Pour Farm Brewery in Union Hosts The Farmer’s Lyceum, tap room talks by friends on new, odd and useful topics Thursdays at 6 p.m. to May 30.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:

  • Tour Herring Gut Learning Center, in Port Clyde. See the recirculating aquaponics system for aquatic plants and animals. Warren Field and Garden Club invites everyone to the free tour. Meet at 10 a.m. at Second Congregational Church, 252 Main Street in Warren, for carpooling; bring lunch. FMI: 594-4113.
  • Talk on Keeping Rodents Out of Older Homes, 7 p.m. at Watts Hall, Thomaston. Jesse Richards of Coastal Exterminating Services on the dangers of infestations – and how to fix or prevent them. Historic Thomaston Research Group hosts the public talk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Earth Day Workday at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, in Unity, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association invites volunteers to prepare garden beds, plant trees, spread chips or turn compost. You’ll get an organic lunch (you can volunteer to help prepare it) and a MOFGA Volunteer T-shirt. RSVP: mofga.VolunteerHub.com.
  • “New Pests and Crop Diseases in Maine,” 4 p.m., Arrowsic Town Hall, Route 127. Caleb Goosen, MOFGA’s organic crop and conservation specialist, will describe new pests and plant diseases related to climate change in Maine. Free.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Tractor Safety Course in Knox, five Mondays, starting April 22, 5 to 7 p.m. at Ingraham’s Equipment. $20 includes a manual. Sign up at extension.umaine.edu.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • Talk on Common Poisonous Garden Plants, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Denise DeSpirito will introduce foxglove, castor, datura and other plants that are toxic to humans, but that add beauty and attract pollinators. DeSpirito is the garden manager at Merryspring. $5; free for members.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Talk on Growing Strawberries and Raspberries, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden. Camden Garden Club invites everyone to sip coffee and tea at 9 a.m. followed by the 9:30 a.m. program with expert David T. Handley, who will cover the variety of plants available. how to select the best planting site and how to prepare the soil to ensure a bountiful crop.

COMING UP:

  • Solar Open House in Brooks, at the Albee residence, 35 Moosehead Trail Highway, on Saturday, April 27. With a 9 a.m. talk about systems for emergency backup, maximizing self-supply, demand charge reduction, and battery and storage flexibility. Bring your electric bill. RSVP: 589-4171, JAlbee@ReVisionEnergy.com.
  • MOFGA’s Annual Spring Growth Conference, Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Two panels and a roundtable workshop will look at hiring and managing farm labor. $30 ($20 for MOFGA members and certified organic growers) includes lunch: mofga.org.
  • Chainsaw Safety Course, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. Designed for newbies and those who want a refresher course to stay sharp and safe. $130 Midcoast Conservancy members; $150 nonmembers. Also at Hidden Valley, Timber Frame Course, Thursday to Sunday, May 2 to 5. Eight students will build a simple timber frame and learn the basics of sustainable forestry and sawmill operation. $450 for Midcoast Conservancy and MOFGA members; $500 for everybody else. Details are at MidcoastConservancy.org.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Bake Sale at Reny’s Plaza in Belfast, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Auxiliary to VFW Post 6131 offers scrumptious homemade goodies to raise funds for veterans.
  • 2019 Coin Auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, at 10 a.m. Over 800 lots of rare coins, commemoratives and currency sourced from private collections and estates. The gallery will be open for previews Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Earth Day Fair at Rockland Public Library, on the front lawn, 2 to 6 p.m. Local and national groups – such as Maine Audubon and Great Old Broads for Wilderness – will provide info about themselves and tell how you can help the planet. Project Puffin Visitor Center volunteers will run the “Children of All Ages” tent, with crafts and stories.

COMING UP:

  • Augusta Armory Spring Antiques Show & Sale, Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 35 dealers. $5 admission ($4 with ad). The Armory is on Western Avenue (Route 202).

KIDS & PARENTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • Living History for Kids at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Sam Ladley takes on the persona of Colonial Man to talk about colonists and Native Americans, and he shows crafts from the era. Geared for fourth-graders and up. Free.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Aldersgate Church, off Route 17 in Rockland, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Kids 12 and younger are invited to search for treat-filled eggs and bags of pet nibbles to be delivered to dogs and cats at Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County in Thomaston.
  • Ceramic Easter Egg Painting in Warren, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Second Congregational Church, with supplies free of charge, including eggs provided by Paint it Shoreself of Rockland. All are welcome, including those heading over from the 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt at Warren Free Public Library.
  • Just for Kids: Nature Trail Program, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Vose Library in Union. Explore the library’s nature trail with Dirigo Learning and Robin Huntley. All ages welcome. Stop by the library or call 785-4733 to register.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • Earth Day Program on Sears Island, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Kids 6-12 (with an adult) are invited to play games to learn about being stewards of the environment, get the scoop on April’s Plastic Challenge, and help clean the beach. Free. Registration required: FriendsOfSearsIsland.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • 4-H STEM Science Fun at Gibbs Library, Washington, for kids 7-12. Free sessions led by Kathryn Jensen of UMaine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through May 28 (except May 7).
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults invited to join in). All materials provided. This week: “Let’s Draw April Awakenings!” with a focus on spring peepers, baby animals, bird nests.
  • “Preparing for Childbirth,” three Tuesdays, April 23 to May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, Rockport. Doula Leah Kohlstrom will lead the class on planning for delivery, stages of labor, and caring for a newborn. $60: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 921-3950.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Free “No More Bedtime Battles” Class, 6 p.m. in Pen Bay Physicians Building, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, and in Waldo County General Hospital’s teleconference room, Belfast. Parents and caregivers of kids 6 months to 3 years will learn how to get bedtime onto a peaceful track. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • 2019 Five Town Babe Ruth Tryouts, Saturday, April 27, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at The Pitch, Route 90 in Warren. Baseball players in Camden, Rockport, Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville who will be 13-15 on May 1 are eligible. Parents must create an account, then register their children, at FiveTownBabeRuth.website.siplay.com before tryouts. The season costs $100.
  • After-School Ultimate Club Starting in Rockport, Wednesdays and Fridays, May 1 to June 5 (except May 3 and 10). Kids in grades 4-8 are invited to join the coed club and play the flying disc game (once known as Ultimate Frisbee). The club will meet at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street in Rockport, at 3:25 p.m. and walk to Camden-Rockport Elementary School to play. Pick-up will be there at 4:30 p.m. $50. For more info, 236-8021 or info@AshwoodWaldorf.org.

ONGOING:

  • LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: StoryTime on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for kids of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for babies to age 2. Story Time Fridays at 10 a.m. for ages 2-4. Siblings welcome. Camden Public Library: Story Hours at 10 a.m. – Mondays for preschoolers; Wednesdays for babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays for ages 4-5; Fridays for ages 2-3; Saturdays for preschoolers to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lego Club on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Baby Time with Miss Katie on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour and Crafts on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Lego Club third Thursdays at 4:15-5 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club on Fridays at 3 p.m. Under 12 with adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ukulele Group on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story on Thursdays at 11 a.m. With crafts and snacks. Saturday Story and Activity Hour at 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Public Library: Arts and Crafts Club on Mondays at 6 p.m. Story Time on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center, behind Warren Baptist Church. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins welcome.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. or 5-6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium; second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Biscone Building’s Community Room. Meetings run 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No need to sign up for the free meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, APRIL 18:

  • Knox County Fish & Game Potluck & Program at Beaver Lodge, in Hope, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring a dish and hear about current legislative issues from David Trahan of Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. He’ll give an update on the alliance’s youth programs.
  • Lincoln County Democrats to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. Guests Kathleen Marra, Democratic State Committee chair, and Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Maine Democratic Party, will discuss the “State of the State.”
  • Holy Week Services, at midcoast churches – Maundy Thursday on April 18, Good Friday on April 19, Holy Saturday on April 20, and Easter Sunday on April 21 – including St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland; People’s United Methodist Church in South Thomaston; Edgecomb Community Church, UCC; St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Belfast; First Church in Belfast; Second Congregational Church, UCC, in Newcastle; and Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19:

  • Day of Service & Fun on the Rails, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway and Midcoast Conservancy invite volunteers to pick up litter at Trout Brook Preserve in Alna in the morning and hike in the afternoon, after a noon train ride through the woods. FMI: MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Free Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Clinic, Stockton Springs Community Library, 11 a.m. to noon. The ambulance crew performs the free tests for the public in the library’s Access Wellness program.
  • “Tech Tools: Intro to Microsoft Word,” 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Learn how to create and edit a document, basic formatting options, and how to insert images and hyperlinks. Call ahead to reserve a library laptop or bring a device that has Microsoft Word.
  • Family Wellness Event in Belfast, 5 to 8 p.m. at Tarratine Tribe 13 Hall, at Main Street and Waldo Avenue. All are welcome.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:

  • Walk for Mother Earth, starts 9 a.m. at Moose Point State Park, Searsport, for an opening circle at water’s edge to recognize the ancestral territory of the Wabanaki and their caretaking of the land and waters. The group will then walk (about three miles) to Belfast footbridge, arriving at 10 a.m. Those who wish to celebrate Earth Day by crossing the bridge with the group are welcome. FMI: miriam.watkins.25@gmail.com.
  • CANCELED: West Bay Rotary’s Annual e-Waste Collection, Due to a last minute cancellation by the electronic waste company. This event will be rescheduled at a future date.
  • Final Lenten Vigil for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works, gather at BIW Administration Building, Washington Street in Bath, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to protest the building of weapons of mass destruction in Maine. FMI: 763-4062.
  • Yin Yoga & Tibetan Singing Bowl Retreat in Rockland, 2 to 5 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street. By donation. Details: RocklandYoga.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 22:

  • “Business Basics” Workshop at Camden Public Library, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free class is for entrepreneurs who want to learn about business plans, marketing and cash planning. You must register: bit.ly/classesnvme.
  • Our Voice, Our Legislature Workshop on Election Reform, 6:30 p.m. at Newcastle Fire Station. This entry in Lincoln County Democratic Committee’s free series looks at a proposed ranked-choice voting amendment to the Maine Constitution, joining the interstate National Popular Vote compact, and other proposed fair election and voting rights laws. The proposals can be read at LincolnCountyDemocrats.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23:

  • St. George Business Alliance to Meet, 9 a.m. at St. George Town Office. Guest speaker George Frangoulis will talk about SCORE Association, a nonprofit with over 300 chapters in the U.S. whose members are experienced executives and entrepreneurs who volunteer their time to help people start and grow a business.
  • Conservation Lobby Day Breakfast Workshop, 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Cross Cafe in the Cross Building, across from the State House in Augusta. Learn how to lobby your legislators with tips from Maine Conservation Voters experts. FMI: Stephanie@ProtectMaine.org, 620-8811.
  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be David Troup of Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • “The Conversation,” 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. Learn how to start the tough end-of-life conversation in this free class. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • St. George MSU Meetings, at St. George School: Finance Committee at 5:45 p.m. School Board at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:

  • Information Session on UMaine’s Educational Leadership Programs, 4 to 5 p.m. at Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Learn about the M. Ed. in educational leadership and Ed.S. in district leadership development, which both offer online coursework and Saturday and evening meetings at Hutchinson Center. Details are at UMaine.edu.
  • Introduction to Data Journalism, six Wednesdays, starting April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Ret Talbot, journalist and science writer, will provide an overview of what data journalism is and where journalists can find data. Students must have access to a laptop with word processing and spreadsheet programs, as well as internet access. Learn more at FiveTowns.MaineAdultEd.org.
  • Waldoboro Business Association Meeting, 6 p.m. at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro. Attendees can fill out a survey sent to area businesses, sip a brew, and discuss the suggestions made by other survey-takers. FMI: info@WaldoboroBusiness.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” Study Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, spiritual, psychological study from the book of the same name. FMI: ananur@twc.com.
  • “Boxing Skills and Strategies,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 24 and May 22, at Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport. Paul Benjamin shares his expertise with students at all levels, including beginners. This is a pad workout only, no contact. Wear comfortable clothes and bring bag gloves or basic leather gloves, if you have them. Free; donations to the YMCA are welcomed. FMI: 236-3992.
  • Six-Week Trail Training Series at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Wednesdays, April 24-May 29. Runners at all levels can start off between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Volunteers will time everyone so their results can be compared week to week. Leashed dogs are welcome. $30 ($20 members) for all six weeks; $8 drop-in fee. FMI: MidcoastConservancy.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25:

  • Union Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, Union Masonic Lodge, 149 Sennebec Road in Union. The social starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The business, volunteer and nonprofit of the year will be named. Maine humorist Gary Crocker will entertain. With a silent auction and raffles. $25 tix can be reserved by calling Juanita Paparello at Camden National Bank: 785-2622.
  • Learn How to Be a Lincoln County Gleaner, 6 p.m., Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. The info session will describe gleaning – collecting surplus crops from fields after the commercial harvest. Over the past two seasons, the Lincoln County Gleaners have given out 10,000 pounds of produce. RSVP: LCGleanersME@gmail.com.
  • “Habitat on Main,” 6 p.m. in Watts Hall, Thomaston. Pizza, salad and a presentation on a collaboration between Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and the Historic Thomaston Resource Group and how you can be involved.
  • Six-Week Course: “What’s Up with the Artificial Intelligence Explosion?” Michael Werner takes a whirl through AI – from its early days to the modern implications of replacing human workers and letting computers make decisions – Thursdays, April 25 to May 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at UMA Rockland. $35 (plus $25 Coastal Senior College membership): CoastalSeniorCollege.org.

COMING UP:

  • Star Party at Thomaston Public Library, Friday, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Peer through the library’s new Orion Star Blast 4.5-inch reflector telescope and learn about the night sky from Ron Thompson of Southern Maine Astronomers Club and Sarah Post from Cornerstones of Science. Dress warmly.
  • Training for Literacy Volunteers, Belfast Adult Learning Education Center, 6B Lions Way. Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County offer it on four Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26: Orientation: What Is Tutoring All About? May 10: Communication Across Poverty Barriers. May 17: Comprehension: Research and Strategies for Understanding Text. May 24: Phonological Processing Skills: Recent Research and Hands-on Learning. Registration: DPendleton@rsu71.org or 338-3197.
  • Elmer Tarr Roadside Cleanup in Bristol, Saturday, April 27. Registration is 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Bristol Consolidated School. Bring heavy gloves and a reusable water bottle. Everything else will be provided. Tarr was a Bristol resident who picked up trash on his daily ambles.
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong,Saturday, April 27, 9:45 a.m. to noon at Rockport Marine Park, 111 Pascal Avenue. Everyone is welcome to do Qigong exercises and then Tai Chi forms on the day when people around the world do Tai Chi at 10 a.m. in their own time zones.
  • League of Women Voters of Maine’s Midcoast Chapter Hosts Open House, Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at High Mountain Hall, Camden. Learn about the nonpartisan league that’s about to celebrate 100 years of getting citizens to vote. Refreshments served.
  • “Holistic Approaches to Managing Stress and Anxiety,” Saturday, April 27, 1 to 5 p.m. at Camden Whole Health. Meet the practitioners for an afternoon of presentations and discussions about how they can help you de-stress. Free.
  • “New Beginnings in the Second Half of Life,” Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Women After 50 series at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Diana Coleman (author of “Women Going for It! Taking Risks After 50”) and Lisa Cohn introduce a process that reveals “the soul’s adventurous yearnings.” Free and open to mature women. Registration required: QHinfo@pbmc.org, 921-6116.
  • Maine Coast Men’s 58th Biannual Weekend Gathering, Friday night to Sunday afternoon, May 3-5, Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Lincolnville. Men are invited to mull over the concept of “Healthy Risk Taking” and help cook, wash dishes, haul wood and mind the stove. The cost is low and financial assistance is available. You must register: MaineCoastMen.net.

ONGOING:

  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa), Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street (Route 1), Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. 230-0042.
  • Fiber Arts Tuesday at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Those itching to complete a project are invited to stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. 315-1134.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Meetings for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Families, meet evenings in Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. Childcare available. RSVP required: 800-833-9786, sheila@affm.net.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln Street: Friends & Family Together Thursdays at 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery Wednesdays at 6 p.m. SMART Recovery Fridays at 6 p.m.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. 354-2453.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records, more.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Prostate Cancer Networking and Support Group, second Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 617-756-4703, charhuschle@gmail.com.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 11 a.m. Relax in a comfy chair for a different story every Friday, read by a rotating group of librarians and community bookworms.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m, Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center, 233-8257.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations accepted.
  • Meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seated and walking meditation. Admission is by donation.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, American Sign Language socials, second & fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Jesse Ellis hosts the voices-off gatherings that will teach participants the basics or help them build their skills.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry,first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886, 322-4500.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Knox County Democratics, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemocrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.