NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • Political Scientist Asks: “What Will Cyber Do to Our Thinking?” 7 p.m. Michael Roskin looks at the evolution of how we communitcate – from spoken to written to printed to broadcast – and asks what cyber will bring: a global village or narrow tribalism? The former AP journalist lives in Nashville and Rockland. His free talk is a runup to the 33rd annual Camden Conference in February on The Media Revolution: Changing the World.
  • “A Brief History of Astronomy Plus Stars, the Speed of Light, and More,” 7 p.m. at Hope Historical Society, Route 105, west of Hope Corner. Join Jim Dellapenna for a slideshow and time under the stars, where he’ll give his perspective on the visible universe. Free.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • Conservation Expert on Local Clams and Other Shellfish, 5:30 p.m. at the Select Board meeting at Damariscotta Town Office. Dr. Kara Pellowe discusses her research for Darling Marine Center on the diversity and abundance of shellfish species in the intertidal flats managed by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle.
  • “Toasting Talent: Encore,” 6:30 p.m. at Fog Bar & Cafe, 328 Main Street, Rockland. Midcoast Women launches a new season of Collective Voices with a talk on the challenges of running a Maine business by Ashley Seelig of Fog Bar & Cafe, Heather Sanborn of Rising Tide Brewing Company and Tabitha Blake Perry of Crush Distributors. They’ll dole out samples of their goods. $10 tix only at MidcoastWomen.org.
  • Talk on China’s One-Child Policy at Rockport Opera House, 6:30 p.m. Learn how it was born, how it was fought in the country but accepted in cities, and about changes in China’s birth control policy as the nation of 1.4 billion faces an aging population, labor shortages and skewed male-to-female ratio, in a talk by Colby College professor Hong Zhang. He’s a Rockport Public Library pick in World in Your Library, a series that lets libraries invite Maine’s experts to speak on local and international events.
  • “Mainers on the Titanic,” 6:30 p.m. at Vose Library in Union. Mac Smith tells tales from his book about the ill-fated ship, the Mainers who went down with it and the ones who survived.
  • “Neuroscience and the Brain’s GPS,” 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. Molecular biologist John Williams on the discoveries that won a Nobel Prize in 2014 about grid cells in the brain that tell people where they stand in a room, in time, and in society.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:

  • Cocktail Fundraiser for Knox Clinic, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitehall Inn, 52 High Street, Camden. Hors d’oeuvres from Cafe Miranda, cash bar, and guests from Doris Buffet’s Letters Foundation in honor of the new book “Letters to Doris.” Knox Clinic is in its 20th year of giving free and low-cost medical and dental services to uninsured and underinsured people in Knox County and border towns. $45 tix: CafeMiranda.com and the door.
  • Expert on Mass Incarceration to Speak at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Leroy Rowe on how racisim, sexism and poverty play a role in who goes to prison in the U.S. and the effect on them and their families and communities. His talk is hosted by World in Your Library.
  • “The Mental Madness Show” at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7 p.m. Garrett Thomas, reportedly “the greatest close-up magician alive,” a “hilarious” street performer named Kozmo, and emcee Joe Maxwell put on their magic show. Front-row tickets are $35 at the box office, 633-5159. General-admission tix are $25 at the box office and $30 online. The family show is suitable for ages 10 and up.
  • “Owls of Maine,” 7 p.m. Jessica Woodend brings along live owls, slides and sounds, and she shows off talons, wings and skulls to explain how and where Maine’s owls live.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • “In the Shadow of Pittsburgh: Making Sense of Anti-Semitism,” 10 a.m. Howard Solomon gives the talk at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, in its free Chats with Champions series. For 40 years, he taught university courses about those “often abandoned to the margins of historical memory — lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people; Jews, witches, heretics, and revolutionaries.”
  • “Summer Farewell Fundraiser” in Camden, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut Street, at 5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres from Maynard’s Catering and Maine Street Meats, a beverage bar, music and a silent auction offering items like a schooner trip and an Asian dinner for six. Donations at the door benefit Meals on Wheels and rehab of the church’s crennelated tower.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Free Admission to Maine State Museum in Augusta, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See a real moon rock, learn the sad story of the passenger pigeon, and travel the “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote.” The offering is part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. Also offering free admission, Portland Museum of Art and Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland. Head to Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay to download a free ticket for two visitors.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • “A Salute to Wood Harvesters” at Waldoborough Historical Society, 1164 Main Street, Waldoboro, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chainsaw carver Ron Carlson of China will be carving in the museum yard, with a pause at 1 p.m. for a talk about the history of harvesting by forester Mark Vannah of Robbins Lumber in Searsmont, which has run a sawmill on the St. George River since 1881.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • “Cotton’s Ocean: Belfast and the Antebellum Cotton Trade,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Stephen Hornsby on how cotton grown in the South meant more ships were built in Maine to carry it overseas, before the Civil War broke out. Hornsby is the author of “Historical Atlas of Maine.” His Belfast Historical Society talk is free and open to all.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “So You Think You Know Maine?” in Camden, noon, at Merryspring Nature Center. Humorist Tim Caverly engages the audience with quips and quizzes about ice caves, Bambi’s birthplace, abandoned railways and ocean whirlpools. He has self-published seven books about New England forests, spent 32 years as a Maine state park ranger, and is founder of literacy project New England Roads. $5, free for Merryspring members.

COMING UP:

  • Funnyman Ben Perry and His Stuffed Sidekick Stanley, will tell jokes and stilly stories and trot out gags at Rockland Public Library on Thursday, September 26, at 2 p.m. The Rocklander’s 40 novelties (like a nutshell containing a piece of paper that says “It”) have been captured in a book called “Lime City Humor,” copies of which he’ll sign after his free show.
  • “One Bridge, Two Voices/Un Puente, Dos Voces,” Thursday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Janet Gold of Camden and Ana Maria Aleman of Honduras on their book of bilingual poetry and their visit in July to the international poetry festival Los Confines in Gracias, Honduras.
  • Public Invited to Climb Aboard the Schooner Bowdoin, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 26, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 27, while the Maine Maritime Academy ship is moored at Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort, 35 Atlantic Avenue. The Bowdoin has made 28 trips to the Arctic, 25 of them before 1954. Tours are free.
  • “The Remarkable World of Beetles,” Friday, September 27, at 1 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retreiment Community’s library, Damariscotta. Retired entomologist Dr. Bob Emmons discusses the diverse talents and essential roles played by creatures in the order that contains more species than any other in the animal kingdom. His talk is free and open to all.
  • K9 Carnival at Harbor Park in Rockland, Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet adoptable dogs, pucker up at the dog kissing booth, and enjoy food, games, more prizes than you can shake a stick at, and the big event – the Dog Lovers Days lure course. Send your dog after an irresistible lure on the fenced-in course, and get a professional photo, for $10, or just watch from the viewing area. The Pope Memorial Humane Society fundraiser will support the care of homeless animals. Details: tinyurl.com/PMHScarnival.

MUSIC

  • Midcoast Community Chorus and MCChorale Taking Semester Hiatus, due to a sudden illness of artistic director Steven Weston. People who registered and paid will be contacted.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • “Female Composers: Changing the Current Choral Landscape,” 10 a.m. Beth Preston – director of Newcastle’s Tapestry Singers, a community choir that champions works by living composers – gives the Chats with Champions talk at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • Wednesday Night at the Shores in Searsport, 5 to 7 p.m. at Searsport Shores Campground. Musicians are invited to join the season’s final informal, guided jam in the series. Free tables available for selling crafts and farm products. With art, rag-weaving demos, and food. Free. Send questions to: relax@campocean.com.
  • 2019 Open Mic Plus at Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1, Stockton Springs. A 7 p.m. open mic for all ages and types of talent, from musicians to poets. The feature starts around 8:15 – this month’s spotlight is on Gordon Bok and some of the January Men and Then Some, playing music of Maine and the sea. Admission by sliding-scale donation of $3 to $10, free under 18.
  • Auditions for Penobscot Bay Singers, 7 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 100 Court Street, Belfast. Rehearsals will be Wednesdays and the first concerts will be December 14 and 15. $50 for the season. Details: PenobscotBaySingers.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:

  • Zingaresca at Rockport Opera House, 7 p.m. Oleg Timofeyev, a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar, and Russian-Roma virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov bring Gypsy style to the coast. $25 at Zingaresca.com or 230-0055. $30 door.
  • Biscuit Miller and the Mix at Time Out Pub, Rockland, 7 p.m. Miller is joined by Myron Robinson, Bobby Wilson and Alex Smith for funk, blues and soul. $20 cover.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • One Night in Memphis at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The live show pays tribute to legendary Sun Records artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis, with 90 minutes of authentic rockabilly, country, gospel and 1950s rock ’n’ roll. $30 in advance at CamdenOperaHouse.com, $35 at door.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Skerryvore at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The eight-piece band of Scots make a stop on their 360 World Tour to play rock, pop and traditional music infused with drum and bagpipe. $25 tix at 633-5159, $30 online and at door.
  • Kindred Hearts Gospel Concert, 7 p.m., Waldoboro Word of Life Church, 41 Old Route One, Waldoboto, preceded by a pot-luck supper starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 446-3288.
  • Kennebunk River Band, 6-8 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main Street, Rockland. Americana, folk-rock sound. FMI: 594-4123 or visit Rock City Cafe on Facebook.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Flor de Toloache at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The Latin Grammy–winning, New York–based band continues to woo progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike with their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. $20 advance, $25 show day.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Vanessa Collier Band in Rockland, 7 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. Collier won a 2019 Blues Music Award for her sax playing. $15 at the door.

COMING UP:

  • “Sound, Act, Presence: Classical Music in the Films of Ingmar Bergman,” Friday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Pianist Anyssa Neumann talks about and plays it. She’s a Manhattan School of Music and Oxford University grad and got her doctorate in musicology at King’s College London with a dissertation on music in Bergman’s films. Free and open to all.
  • Seth Glier at Boothbay Opera House, Saturday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. The singer-songwriter USA Today called “an exquisite tenor echoing Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel” comes to the coast. $15 at the box office, 633-5159; $20 online and at the door. And coming Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, a duo who mix her vocals, banjo and folky fiddle with his Italian-style piano, percussion and accordion. $35/$40.
  • Iris Dement at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Friday, October 4, 7:30 p.m. The folk singer’s 1992 debut, “Infamous Angel,” was called “an essential album of the ’90s” by Rolling Stone. Brooklynite Ana Egge opens. $25 advance, $30 show day. Balcony and lobby bars are open for live shows at the Strand.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 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.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monday Jams at St. George Grange, at Wiley’s Corner, 7 to 9 p.m. through October. Country, gospel, folk, bluegrass.
  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.

FILM

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • “My Twentieth Century,” 7 p.m. at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre. Winner of the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, the Hungarian comedy-drama shot in black-and-white tells of separated orphan twins who reunite, one as a drunken con artist and the other as a revolutionary.
  • “Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, shows it at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Friday in the Great Art on Screen series. A 90-minute documentary that immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. $15 adults, $13 Lincoln Theater members, $5 under 19.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • “All the President’s Men,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. September’s films feature “Deceit at the Top.” Two reporters get help from a tipster called Deep Throat to unravel the trail between the Oval Office and a botched burglary at Democratic Party HQ at the Watergate Hotel.
  • “Room,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. A kidnapped mother and son make a daring escape and experience a dramatic homecoming.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Free Screening of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, 10 a.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Encore screening of “Kid Flicks 1,” an hour of playful shorts geared for kids ages 3 to 7. An encore of “Kid Flicks 2,” for kids ages 8 and up, will be shown Saturday, September 28, at 10 a.m.

COMING UP:

  • Red Carpet Screening of “Auntie Mame” for RDNA’s 90th Anniversary, Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. Dress in 1929 cocktail duds, pose with a vintage vehicle and on the red carpet, then take in the spirited flick set in the roaring twenties about a zany aunt and her beloved nephew. Rockland District Nursing Association cares for seniors living in their own homes in the midcoast. $10 donation. And Friday, September 27, at 5:30 p.m., “Alan Magee: Art Is Not a Solace.” It “takes the viewer on a breathtaking visual journey – an exploration of the artist’s recurring subjects, locales, and the historical sources which have sustained his passion for five decades.” $9 adults, $8 seniors and under 12, $7 members.
  • International Maritime Film Festival in Downtown Bucksport, the weekend of September 27 to 29, at Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street. Over a dozen features and shorts “celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits.” Times, trailers, passes: MaritimeFilmFestival.com.

AREA THEATERS:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. ColonialTheater.com, 338-1930.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. BoothbayCinema.org, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.

ARTS

  • Calling All Scarecrow Makers, for Rockland Scarecrow Days from Saturday, October 5, to Friday, November 1. Clubs, families, solo artists, groups and everbody else are welcome to make one, show it off, and post a photo on social media for judging. For rules and a free scarecrow frame: call 593-6093 or email RocklandDowntown@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • “Poetry as Collaborative Expression,” 1:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library, for ages 50-plus. Quarry Hill and the library host Robert Hake, who will share works that have sprung from “the life of love and art” that he shares with his wife. Free. You must register: QHinfo@pbmc.org, 301-6116.
  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, 2:30 p.m. The book is “Anything Is Possible” by Maine author and Pulitzer Prize–winner Elizabeth Strout.
  • “Introduction to Drawing” Course in Rockland, Tuesdays, September 17 to November 5, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace Street. Tanya Harsch will lead adults and teens at every level, with a focus on assigned lessons, presentations, individual instruction and personal projects. Students will explore contour, prespective, shading and hatching. $360 ($280 Farnsworth members).
  • “Let’s Talk About It” Reading and Discussion Group, at Belfast Free Library, which has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer the series, starting this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with “Hillbilly Elegy” by J. D. Vance. Upcoming books are “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel (October 15); “Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast (October 29); “What the Living Do” by Marie Howe (November 19); and “Brothers and Keepers” by John Edgar Wideman (December 17). Discussions in this series – which will attempt to expand and challenge traditional views of what constitutes the American family – will be led by poet and writer Annaliese Jakimides, whose award-winning work has been widely published.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • “September Landscapes – Outdoor Watercolor Workshop,” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Birch Point State Park in Owls Head. Maryann Heinzen leads the plein air class, offered by Rockland’s Art Loft: ArtLoftRockland.org, 200-7915.
  • “The Khashoggi Story” at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, 6:30 p.m. Artist Kenny Cole of Monroe and Sudanese activist El Fadel Arbab, who fled Sudan at age 12 and now lives in Portland, converse in response to Cole’s interactive installation piece “The Khashoggi Story,” which is on view to Friday. The free event is open to the public.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:

  • “Crafternoon” at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3:30 p.m. Bring your knitting, mending, craft projects or other handiwork, hang out, and chat.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Reception to Open “Contemporary Greenwood” at the Messler Gallery, at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, from 5 to 7 p.m. Fresh takes by makers from the U.S. and Europe. The show runs to January 2, and after the public opening the exhibit will be on view at WoodSchool.org.
  • Reception to Open Jim Bazin Show at Cushing Historical Society, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Thomaston artist’s photos and mixed-media paintings will be on display 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Figure Drawing at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street, 9 a.m. to noon. Katharina Gifford leads the class on Saturdays in September, with live models each week. $20 drop-in fee, free for members; tips for models suggested.
  • Artists of Every Age Invited to Chalk Walk at Belfast Harbor Walk, on Front Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reserve a 4-by-4-foot pavement square at WaterfallArts.org (or call 338-2222). Volunteers will be on hand with chalk, rags, knee pads, and drinking water. There will be chalk for passersby to use on the community pathway. Rain moves the free All Ages Art Happening to Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street.
  • “Painted Photographs: A Lost Art Revived,” 3 p.m. at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast. Photographer and artist Corlis Carroll on the art of coloring photos by hand.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with materials provided. “Scenes of September in Maine” will teach students how to draw local buildings, a different one each week, with a focus on perspective.
  • Community Poetry Reading at Liberty Library, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to the celebration of Maine poetry. No registration required.

COMING UP:

  • Painting Abstracts at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street, Wednesday, September 25, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Elizabeth Griffith leads the workshop to teach the use of shape and line to create a purely abstract work. The group will discuss: how we take in information from left to right, how to limit busy sections of paintings, the need for spaces where the eye rests, how to create depth, and how to ground an abstract piece. $35.
  • Final Wiscasset Art Walk of the Season, Thursday, September 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. Open galleries, music in the street, hands-on projects. Look for streamers and grab a map at participating locations. Details: WiscassetArtWalk.org.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tectonic Industries: Dreams Can Come True,” to October 6. “Ann Craven: Birds We Know” and “Dan Mills: Human Topographies,” both to October 13.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Open Ended: New Acquisitions to the Portland Museum of Art,” to October 20.

ONGOING:

  • “Uncork the Arts” Wednesdays at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum, galleries open 5 to 8 p.m. with tours and wine in September. $10; free for Rocklanders and FAM members.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.

OUTDOORS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • Trail Mixer at Saunders Preserve, 10 to 11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at the preserve off Pleasant Cove Road in Boothbay. Trail mixers are hikes of a mile or two over easy to moderate terrain, designed to let everyone discover the area’s preserves and meet fellow hikers. No need to sign up, just meet at the parking lot.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:

  • Trail Talk in Rockport, at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Walkers and joggers at all fitness levels are invited to meet up with clinical team members from Pen Bay Meidcal Center and Waldo County General Hospital to exercise and learn about the health benefits of being active. The group is free and open to everyone, from those brand new to exercise to avid runners training for a 5K. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Waldoboro Half Marathon starting at 10 a.m. at Moody’s Diner and finishing at Odd Alewives Brewery. Details are at runsignup.com.

COMING UP:

  • “Read the Night Sky” Workshop at Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, on Thursday, September 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Retired science teacher, former park ranger and night sky enthusiast Linda Penkalski will teach how to read a sky chart and share resources you can use to continue your observations. Then everyone will head outside for a look at Saturn and Jupiter. $25 adults, $15 kids. Reserve your spot: 288-1337.
  • “High Tea at High Tide” Paddle on the Passy, Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites everyone to the free paddle. Meet at Belfast Boathouse, then row up the Passagassawakeag to Head of Tide and back. Bring boats, paddles, PFDs, water, lunch and protection from sun, rain and bugs. More info: 338-1147.
  • Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, Sunday, September 29. With 13-mile and 5.5-mile options: MidcoastConservancy.org.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Belfast WindowDressers Taking Orders, for inserts that help keep the house warm. Volunteers make the units, which are priced reasonably. There is financial help for those who need it. Details: WindowDressers.org, 596-3073.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • Invasive Forest Pests Walk and Talk, 10 a.m. at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District introduces the emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, browntail moth and Asian longhorned beetle, then leads a tree ID walk. Everyone will get an info packet with facts on the pests and ways to minimize their impact. Free. Registration: julie@knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040.
  • Outdoor Presentation on Collecting Perennial Seeds, noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Gardener John Fromer will teach how to divide plants, gather seeds, and take cuttings to grow new plants. $5 admission, members free.
  • Tour of Troy Elementary School Garden, 5:30 p.m. See the school’s new high-tunnel raised beds and garden plot. The Waldo County Extension Association will also hold a brief annual meeting and refreshments will be served. The tour and meeting are free.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • “The Wonderful World of Bees,” 11 a.m. at Penobscot Shores in Belfast. “Bee whisperer” Peter Cowin and Maine State Apiarist Jennifer Lund will talk about bee biology, the inner workings of the hive, and why some species are in decline, plus they’ll list plants that encourage bees to visit. The talk is for people 50 and older and registration is required: 338-2332.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Apples and the Art of Detection” Author at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. John Bunker on his book about tracking down, identifying and preserving rare apples in Maine. He founded Fedco Trees and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Maine Heritage Orchard. Bring an apple for him to identify, if you want.

COMING UP:

  • Mushroom Walk & Talk at Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport, on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Naturalist Kirk Gentalen invites everyone on a guided hunt for native mushrooms, with a focus on the nonedible ones. He’ll talk about their natural history and their role in the ecosystem – and he’ll also point out birds, tracks and other natural features of the preserve. Registration appreciated, but not required: jalbury@mhct, 236-2739.
  • Environmental Book Clubs to Meet at Bremen and Appleton Libraries, with October’s book, “Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter” by Ben Goldfarb. Bremen’s group meets Wednesdays, October 2 and 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Appleton meets Thursdays, October 3 and 10, also 1 to 2:30 p.m. To help with planning, register in advance: 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org.

FOOD & DRINK

  • Raffle Tickets for Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World, including airfare and two nights of lodging, up to $5,000, to benefit Belfast’s Unitarian Universalist Church. $20 tix at The Green Store in Belfast and the church office, on Tuesday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., to September 30.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • “Cooking 101” Class at Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road. Those new to the kitchen or looking to make dinner healthier are invited to learn the basics and get tips for success in the kitchen. $10: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the reading room. Sweets and savories to celebrate September. Bring a personal-care or pet-care item for the food pantry.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Public Lobster Dinner in Rockport, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Masonic Center at Simonton’s Corner. Lobster of 1 to 1.25 pounds, ear of corn, coleslaw, biscuit, beverage, and slice of blueberry cake for $14. Additional lobsters (cooked or uncooked) for $7; or $6.50 with reserved orders of 10 or more to go. To reserve seats or lobsters-to-go for parties of six or more, call 594-1909, 342-5910, 236-4667.
  • Turkey Supper in Washington, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, on Route 220, a quarter mile north of the village. Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls, dessert, beverages. $10 adults, $5 kids, with free hot dogs and chips for kids.
  • Williams-Brazier American Legion Post 037 Baked Bean Supper, starting at 5 p.m. at 37 Watts Lane, Thomaston. $8 adult, $5 kids, $25 families, half-price for vets. Baked beans, hot dogs, American chop suey, rolls, pickles, coffee and desserts will be available.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • “Fill the Y Bus” in Damariscotta, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Main Street Grocery, 5 Coastal Marketplace. Stop by the bus before you head in to shop to see what’s highest on the lists for Jefferson Food Pantry, Ecumenical Food Pantry, Lincoln Academy Cubbies and local school backpack programs.
  • P.A.W.S. Fundraiser at Flatbread Company, Rockport, from 5 to 9 p.m. A portion of proceeds from every pizza sold (eat-in or take-out) will benefit the Camden shelter for dogs and cats.
  • “Food Routes” Author at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Food historian and futurist Robyn Metcalfe looks at how food gets from production to our plates and the role technology will play in food supply chains as the world becomes increasingly urbanized. She is a lecturer at University of Texas at Austin and director of Austin’s Food+City, which gives out $50,000 in prize money annually to food-chain innovators who are improving how cities are fed.
  • “Fearless Eating – Intrepreting Diet Trends, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. “Am I Hungry?” eating instructor Hester Kohl discusses why diets, like keto and gluten-free, don’t work, and she gives tips on how to eat freely while balancing nourishment and enjoyment. Free.

COMING UP:

  • Ham Dinner at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, on Wednesday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m. Baked ham, green beans, salad, rolls, beverages and dessert. $8 adults, $4 under 11.
  • 2019 Talking Food in Maine Series at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, launches Thursday, September 26, at 7 p.m. with guest Melissa Kelly, executive chef and proprietor of Primo, in Rockland. She has won two James Beard Foundation awards for Best Chef in the Northeast. The free series will be hosted by MumbaiToMaine.com blogger Cherie Scott, and upcoming guests will include Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda, cookbook author Kathy Gunst, Holy Donut’s Leigh Kellis, and Luke’s Lobster cofounders Luke Holden and Ben Conniff.
  • Oktoberfest at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, 99 Old Route 1, Waldoboro, on Saturday, September 28, noon to 6 p.m. Morses’s Sauerkraut will supply food paired with the brewery’s seasonal ales, and music will be offered by seven-piece German Oktoberfest Band and the King Pirogi foursome. Tickets are at Morse’s, 3856 Washington Road, Waldoboro; the brewery; and OddAlewives.com.
  • Public Dinner at Washington Fire Department, 42 Old Union Road, on Saturday, September 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Roasted beef, turkey and pork, served with beans, casseroles, pies, and more. Vegetarian dishes available. $10 adults, $5 kids. Sponsored by WFD Auxiliary.

ONGOING:

  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts to October 4. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. The indoor market is year-round. Camden on Wednesday: 3:30 to 6 p.m. throughout September and Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon throughout October. Both Camden markets are at 116 Washington Street. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at Round Top Farm, throughout October. Rockland on Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park throughout September. Union on Friday: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common to October 4. Union market’s September 20 musicians will be the Skidompha Strummers.

FAIRS & SALES

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:

  • Annual Country Fair at Chase Point Assisted Living, 51 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone’s invited to stop by for fair food, games, prizes and a look at livestock in the courtyard. Free.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). A full house of vendors offering a wide array of merchandise, plus baked goods and breakfast casseroles.
  • Vintage Button Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. For more info: mainegal05@yahoo.com.

COMING UP:

  • Vendors Invited to Join Farmers Market at Tractor Supply Company, with locations in Thomaston, Brunswick and Waterville. People are invited to set up for free and sell their homegrown or homemade goods at the chain’s pop-up markets on Saturday, September 28. Sign up by Wednesday, September 25: TractorSupply.com.
  • Book Sale at First Universalist Church, 345 Broadwday, Rockland, on Friday, September 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, games, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. A cafe will offer beverages and goodies. Drop off donations at the church Monday to Friday, September 23 to 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More info: 236-8795.

KIDS & PARENTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • Class-in-Session Tours at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Classrooms for students in grades three to eight will be open to interested members of the public. The school’s director will take questions. Register by September 17: info@AshwoodWaldorf.org, 236-8021.
  • Talk on Homeless Youth in Maine, 6:30 p.m. at Waldoboro Public Library. Learn about The Landing Place, which provides support for area young people at high risk of experiencing unstable housing, food insecurity, insufficient access to resources and supplies, personal conflicts, and other challanges, from Ben Cooke, shelter solutions coordinator for the Rockland-based program.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • “Nurturing Fathers” Course in Damariscotta, a 13-week course at Healthy Kids, 15 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, September 20 to November 15. Men will learn parenting and nurturing skills via topics like “Fathering Without Violence or Fear” and “Overcoming Barriers to Nurturing Fathering: Anger, Alcohol, and Other Substances.” More info: 563-1818.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Free Car Seat Safety Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walmart in Thomaston. Experts will be there to show how to install and use car seats correctly. Techs will determine if your child is in the right seat for their age and size. Learn why it’s important to register your car seat with its manufacturer so you can be notified if there’s a recall. There will be a drop for old and outdated car seats. Free.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • Girl Scouts of Maine Sign-Ups, for girls from kindergarten to third grade, at 6 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Elementary School, Rockport, and Warren Community School. Details: 888-922-4763 or GirlScoutsOfMaine.org.

ONGOING:

  • “A Family for ME” Foster Care and Adoption Info Meetings, for people who have wondered about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent or adoptive parent. For the location and time of the next meeting: AFamilyForMEMaine.org or 615-6011.
  • 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.
  • 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 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to 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 and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time for kids of any age on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Belfast Free Library: Stay & Play for babies and toddlers Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Story Time for Preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, Fridays at 10 a.m. Camden Public Library: Babbling Books for Busy Bodies on Mondays at 10 a.m. Book Time for Babies, newborn to age 2, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Friday Story Hour, for ages 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: It’s Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Playtime on Mondays at 10 a.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime & Crafts on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Magic the Gathering Club for kids and adults on first Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Creative Art Crew on second Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Lego Club on third Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Kids Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Thomaston Public Library: Storytime Hour on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Read-Aloud Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • Yoga for Seniors in Belfast, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, September 17 to November 5, at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue (Route 3). The gentle class incorporates breathing, stretching and simple exercises to promote balance, reduce stress and pain, and gently build muscle. No previous yoga experience required. $52. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Zumba Gold in Rockland, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, September 17 to November 12 (no class October 15), at Salvation Army, 27 Payne Avenue. Certified instructor Antonia Small leads active older adults and those seeking low-impact exercise in a dance workout for beginners. $52. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “Gentle Yoga Flow” in Appleton, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, September 17 to November 19, at Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. Certified instructor Kyla Ceck will offer verbal cues for alignment, breath and grounding and introduce poses with several alternatives to suit a wide range of students. The class follows a hatha yoga structure with a more energizing first half and a relaxing ending. $65. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “Exploring the Heart Sutra” at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, at 6 p.m. Rachel Nixon and Kendra Denny will launch the five-week study group. It is open by donation to everyone, including those new to meditation. Registration is required: 594-1694, rocklandyoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:

  • “A Matter of Balance” at Rockland Public Library, Wednesdays, September 18 to November 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free program is for adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce fear of falling.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:

  • Lincoln County Democrats Hosting Seth Berry, 6:30 p.m. at Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. State Rep. Berry (D-Bowdoinham) will discuss his proposal to establish the Maine Power Authority, which would operate as a consumer-owned utility.
  • Senior College in Belfast, six-week classes run Thursdays, September 19 to October 24, and are for anyone over age 50. Subjects range from history to art to gardening to politics. $35 per class, plus a yearly membership fee of $25. Learn more at BelfastSeniorCollege.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Camden Public Library Chess Club, 4 p.m. A chance to practice and learn new skills for players at all levels. New members are welcome to the club that meets Friday afternoons.
  • Free “Aging Well with Technology” Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at Bremen Public Library. Marita Fairfield of the National Digital Equity Center, which offers free digital literacy classes throughout Maine and has a mission to close the digital divide in the state’s rural areas, will give an overview of NDEC’s offerings and offer internet safety tips.
  • Social Meditation Weekend Retreat at The Dancing Elephant, Rockland, from Friday to Sunday, with admission by donation. Buddhist teacher Nick Kranz leads the retreat that will offer suggestions for bringing the practice into day-to-day life. For more information, RocklandYoga.com, 594-1694.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Comments Sought by Rockland Comprehensive Planning Commission, 9 a.m. at Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. The city is updating its comprehensive plan – the roadmap for its growth – and invites people to weigh in. Learn more at RocklandMaine.gov/comp-plan.
  • Impact 4 Hope 2019 at Thompson Community Center in Union, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Village Church of Washington offers the community event to bring together musicians and speakers, along with organizations and resources for those struggling with addictions or thoughts of suicide and for the family members of those who are struggling. Organizations that would like to set up a free table are invited to email Impact4Hope2019@gmail.com or call 347-9477.
  • Portland Electric Car Ride & Drive, noon to 4 p.m. in the Back Cove parking lot at Preble Street near the Portland Hannaford. Natural Resources Council of Maine holds the free event and invites people to test drive a few electric car models currently available in Maine. Electric vehicle owners and dealerships will be on hand to chat about how an electric car can fit your lifestyle.
  • Midcoast Ostomy Group Meeting, 2 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center’s Physicians Building, Conference Room C, Rockport. Heather McHale, a rep of ConvaTec Ostomy Supply Company, will discuss ostomy care products. Anyone with an ostomy or who is interested in learning more is welcome. More info: 785-4727, whandmh@tidewater.net.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

  • Walk the Labyrinth in the Field at Edgecomb Community Church, 15 Cross Point Road, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Kate Pinkham will give a talk on the history and uses of the labyrinth. With refreshments and a chance to walk the church’s labyrinth. Open to all.
  • Basketball Officiant Certification Course in Hampden, at Reeds Brook Middle School, 6 p.m. Sundays, September 22 to October 27, with a written test on Monday, November 4. $50 includes rulebook, class materials, and testing. Registration: damesref@tidewater.net, 789-5118.
  • Talk on Building and Reconstruction of the Ship Virginia, 1 p.m. at Wiscasset Middle High School, 272 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, the second of the Maine Bicentennial lecture series. The Virginia was the first English-built ship during 1607-08 at the Popham Colony in what is now Maine. FMI: 626-2385 or visit oldfortwestern.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24:

  • New Ventures: My Money Works Series, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, September 24 to October 15. Gain the skills to stretch money, pay bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement and set personal financial goals. Registration: 593-7942, melinda.wildes@maine.edu.
  • National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 2169, the September meeting of the Mid-Coast Chapter is at 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1, Rockport. The speaker will be Barrie Pribyl of Bixby & Co. on making chocolates. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome to attend. For more info: 594-2466.
  • “Everyday Meditation” in Belfast, 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Avenue, Belfast. Instructor Barbara Crowley will present a short, simple breathing practice and lead a 15-minute guided meditation. A discussion will follow Registration: 301-3950 or JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Free Naloxone Training, Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Learn how to use the life-saving medication to counter the effects of a heroin or narcotic overdose. Registration is required: 301-3950 or JourneyToHea-lth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Six-Week Yoga Class in Washington, at Prescott Memorial School, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 25 to October 30. Certified yoga teacher Sarah Trapani leads the Washington Recreation Committee class for adults of all ages and abilities. Mats will be provided; bring a blanket for the relaxation poses. $72. Register by Monday, September 23: Washington.maine.gov.
  • French Immersion Weekend at Blueberry Cove Camp, Tenants Harbor, September 27 to 29. “Le Francais au Bord de la Mer” will focus on French North America and its culture, music and food. Participants must be high-schoolers or older and speak in French the entire weekend. Learn more at uma.edu.
  • Salute to Veterans in Thomaston, Saturday, September 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Williams-Brazier American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. With a speaker from House in the Woods, a historical display by Thomaston American Legion, a talk by David Hessin about his work with homeless veterans, distribution of Quilts of Valor, and a cookout with cake from the DAR. Anyone who needs a ride can email info@ThomastonHistoricalSociety or call 790-2204. Everyone is welcome.

ONGOING:

  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, free coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429, ext. 702.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, White Street.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950, PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 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.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • 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 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 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.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 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 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • 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 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 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. 38-6886.
  • Knox County Democrats, 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.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.