NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • “A Good Man with a Dog,” 10 a.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Chats with Champions welcomes Roger Guay, a retired Maine game warden and author. He’ll give highlights of his 25-year career and talk about his brown Lab, Reba, who can find discarded weapons, hidden fish and missing people. Free and open to everyone.
  • “Finding Our Voices” by Patrisha McLean, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. McLean gives a talk and slide show on her exhibit featuring women from all over Maine, and all walks of life, breaking the silence about the domestic abuse in their lives. The portraits are on display there throughout February.
  • Love Stories at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Chuck Gifford, Caitlin Schick and Patty King will be featured storytellers. Members of the public are also asked to share their five-minute stories about a person, place, pet, possession or anything else they love or have loved. Sign up in advance (pking@RocklandMaine.gov or 594-0310) or decide on the spur of the moment to share. Free and open to all.
  • “Maine’s Economy: Its Current State and New Direction,” 6:30 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Waldo County Republicans host Adam Crepeau, an analyst with Maine Heritage Policy Center. All are welcome. FMI: 992-3172.
  • Peter and the Starcatcher Onstage at The Theater Project in Brunswick, the Tony Award-winning play for all ages that retells the story of Peter Pan before he was famous. Curtain: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Thursday’s show is Pay-What-You-Want. Regular tix are $20 adults; $15 students and seniors; $10 under 13. Show your ticket at Vessel and Vine, 4 Pleasant Street, before or after any show for 10 percent off your tab.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Talk on the Pioneers of America’s Conservation Movement, 3 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Bibi Gaston will talk about her book “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women Who Launched the American Conservation Movement.” U.S. Forest Service leader Pinchot and his crew confronted cattlemen, miners and loggers at the turn of the 20th century.
  • “Love Your Library, Your Library Loves You” Open House, at Rockland Public Library from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There is no charge for the evening of soups, hot food, drinks, desserts, and music by jazz duo Bill Barnes and Doug Kennedy. Susan Beebe will leads crafts for kids at 5 p.m. Fine-free cardholders can drop their name in a raffle for an iPad and gift cards.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street in Brunswick. World music and dance. All are welcome. $5 donation suggested.
  • ’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism, 7:30 p.m. at Gracie Theatre, Husson University in Bangor. A sister with sass offers lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including a wacky version of The Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor. Tix from $25 to $33.80 at GracieTheatre.com.
  • *Ask Me No Questions, MythWeavers Theater Company presents the comedy that examines imagination, shadows, and fairy tales, featuring Mary Weaver and a large cast of Playhouse actors at Crosby Center, 96 Church Street in Belfast. Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tix at the door are $15 ($10 kids; $30 family max).
  • When Radio Was King, Monmouth Community Players bring a 1950s radio show to life with sound-effect-filled vaudeville and old-time commercials in Monmouth’s historic Cumston Hall. The show goes on at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tix are $14 ($12 students and seniors): MonmouthCommunityPlayers.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay Birthday Celebration, 2 p.m. in Farnsworth Art Museum’s library, Rockland. The gala reading with host Kathleen Ellis and a who’s who of local poets marks the Rockland-born poet’s 127th birthday. The celebration will also feature soprano Nancy Ogle and pianist Laura Artesani performing three of her poems to music by American composers. $10 ($8 museum members). Reservations: 596-6457.
  • “Darwin, Creationism, and Beyond,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street in Belfast. Reverend Dr. Arlin Larson gives a talk to mark February as the 210th birth month of Charles Darwin. Larson teaches at Belfast Senior College, and his course topics include Darwinism’s confrontation with religion and the “New Atheism.” The talk is free.
  • “Sailing Adventures in Scotland,” 4 p.m. at Rockland Yacht Club on the public landing. Blair Pyne will show the rugged beauty of Scotland and its surrounding isles, then take part in a Q&A. Free for RYC members; donation of $10 suggested for others. Snow date: Feb. 17.
  • Creatures of Habit Benefit Dance Party at Rockport Opera House, 7 to 10 p.m. Dance the night away (but stop long enough for pizza and the cash bar). $15 per person; $25 couples. The Creatures will make music to help bandmate Gary Clancy pay for cancer treatment. 21+ event.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • V-Day 2019: End Violence Against Women and Girls, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. Everyone is invited to gather in solidarity with V-Day, the worldwide movement to stop violence against women and girls, sparked by Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues. Watch “City of Joy,” a film that follows Ensler to violence-torn Eastern Congo, then join a circle to speak, share stories and poems, and celebrate the growth of community awareness and the females who speak out. FMI: 338-5089, WmnInTheMoon@gmail.com.
  • “Fireside Chats: Conversations That Reveal the Character – and Characters – of Waldo County’s Colorful Past,” 3 p.m. at Left Bank Books in Belfast. Writer Jeff Shula and historian Megan Pinette will discuss their recently published book of 18 interviews and photographic portraits of Waldo County characters that ran in the weekly Waldo Independent in the early 1990s. Free; reservations encouraged.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • “The History of Impeachment” by Jerry Wiles, 2 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road in Newcastle. A contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia saw politicians agree on the concept of impeaching errant government officials. Learn how they did it from local historian Wiles in the free talk.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • The Mysteries of Bats Topic of Talk in Camden, noon at Merryspring Nature Center. Join wildlife biologist Sarah Boyden for a look at these fascinating creatures whose continued existence is threatened by invasive pathogens, habitat loss, climate change and more. Talks in the Winter Talk series are $5; free for members.
  • “Discovering Wilderness on the Mississippi River,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Chris Battaglia of Belfast describes paddling along the mighty river from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico in a 30-foot canoe to complete a guide to the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the continental United States.
  • International Folk Dances in Belfast, at the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage’s Common House, 25 Village Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 26. Live music. All dances are taught; beginners of all ages are welcome. Bring sweet or savory treats to share. Milk, cider and water provided. Free. RSVP: 338-3301.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Talk on Picton Castle’s Trip Around the World, 6 p.m., The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Tom Ward will share his experience converting the Picton Castle from a trawler to a sailing bark and what it was like to spend 19 months aboard her, circumnavigating the planet. Suggested donation of $10.
  • Take a Hike in Newfoundland in the Armchair Adventure Series, at Vose Library in Union, third Wednesdays of the month, February to May, at 6:30 p.m. Ann Breyfogle and Sue Casten show slides of their two-week, 100-mile hike along the high cliffs of the Avalon Peninsula in this year’s series opener.

COMING UP:

  • “Through the Pages” Formal Wear Costume Ball, Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Everyone’s invited to don their finest garb from any decade that The Lincoln County News has been in print (Civil War to today). Live music, light bites, a silent auction, and beverages for sale. $10 tix at Skidompha will benefit the newspaper’s digital archive project.
  • 2019 Camden Conference: “Is This China’s Century?” over the weekend of Feb. 22-24. The Camden Opera House has sold out, but you can ask to be put on the waitlist. There is limited space at the live-streaming venues: Strand Theatre in Rockland, Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and Luther Bonney Hall at University of Southern Maine in Portland. Learn more at CamdenConference.org.
  • A Look at the Lambs at Guini Ridge Farm in Union, 1353 North Union Road, Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the farm, meet and lambs, and shoot a few baaaaad selfies. Hot cocoa and baked goods will be on sale.
  • “Who Were the Hichborns?” A Penobscot Marine Museum Fundraiser, Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Hichborn, 10 Church Street in Stockton Springs. The event with appetizers, drinks and silent auction will focus on the family’s lives and contributions to the area with speakers and a show of Harriet Hichborn’s photographs, now part of the museum’s extensive collection. $40 per person; proceeds will go to the nonprofit museum. Reservations required: 548-2529, PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.
  • Grand Opening Party at New Ice Rink in Rockland’s Harbor Park, Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. Hot chocolate and baked goodies will be served at the free party open to everyone. The ice rink installed by the city last month is free for anyone to use from dawn to 10 p.m. depending on weather and ice conditions – just bring skates.

MUSIC

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Cami and the Rogues at Fraternity Village Store, in Searsmont village, 6 to 8 p.m. Rosey Gerry, Cami Jewett, Jim Ostergard and Lise Becu will play acoustic favorites. A wide variety of Amanda’s pies will be on sale.
  • “The Last Waltz, Maine Version,” 7:30 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Opera House. A group of local musicians channel The Band and other performers (including Eric Clapton and Joni Mitchell) from “The Last Waltz,” a film made by Martin Scorsese of The Band’s lavish farewell show at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1976. Advance tix are $15 at the box office; $20 online and at the door.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Harpist Alex Bigney at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Room Concert Series. Bigney’s repertoire of traditional Celtic tunes and original compositions ranges from reflective to rousing. He has been performing since he was a teen in the Celtic trio Kirkmount.
  • Third Thursday Live Music Night at Appleton Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Baron Collins-Hill (mandolin and guitar) and Emma Swartz (violin) of Belfast, and Kevin Callahan (guitar) and Raelin Callahan (violin) of Appleton come to play.

COMING UP:

  • TONE Opens Music@Dusk Series, Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in Union Hall, Rockport. New York City rising stars – vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles and pianist Jarrett Cherner – play an eclectic program of original music and jazz in the cozy venue. Tix include a glass of wine. $30 tickets ($10 under 25): 236-2823, BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • Common House Concerts Presents Lissa Schneckenburger, Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Road. The sweet-voiced singer brings new life to old ballads and breaks out her fiddle to capture the spirit and energy of dance tunes old and new. Refreshments. Reservations required: CommonHouseConcerts@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, 6 p.m. and Friday Open Mics, second and fourth Fridays, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, second Saturdays, at 6:30 p.m. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, 1:30 p.m.

FILM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • “Last Chance Harvey,” Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. The Valentine’s Day treat stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Complimentary refreshments served at 3:30 p.m. Film shown at 4 p.m. $10; free for members.
  • National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The live broadcast from the Almeida Theatre in London features Simon Russell Beale as Richard II, an irresponsible, foolish and vain king whose weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. $12.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Vice,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” See ad on p. 19 for showtimes.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “If Beale Street Could Talk.” BoothbayCinema.org.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “On the Basis of Sex.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “If Beale Street Could Talk.” See ad on p. 19 for showtimes.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • “Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies,” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Take a fresh look at the Dutch artist, learn the importance of drawing to his craft, and walk through the paintings and drawings in the Kroller-Muller Museum in Holland, named after one of the first people to recognize his genius and his greatest collector, Helene Kroller-Muller (1869–1939).
  • “Bad Day at Black Rock,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (in the Academy building). February is “Westerns” month and this taut drama stars Spencer Tracy as a military man delivering an award to a father whose son died in WWII – but backwater Black Rock harbors an ugly secret and will go to any length to keep it.
  • “Eye in the Sky,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. February’s theme of “War’s Shadow” continues with a drone warfare dilemma. Helen Mirren is a British commander running anti-terrorist ops in Kenya, when a young girl enters the kill zone of a critical mission.
  • Oscar-Nominated Short Films at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Feb. 15-24. For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the short films, with all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. Showtimes are at RocklandStrand.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Double Feature in Reels & Wheels Monthly Film Series, at Owls Head Transportation Museum, 3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. “The Great Waldo Pepper” and “The Aviator.” $5 adults; free under 19 and members.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement,” 6 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. In honor of Black History Month, the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County screens the documentary, then leads a discussion.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “Dam Nation,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The public is invited to join Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for a free screening of the documentary that explores the changing national attitude about dams, from pride to concern. A discussion about fish passage and ecological restoration will follow.

COMING UP:

  • “Farmer of the Year,” at Colonial Theatre, Belfast, for a one-week run from Friday, Feb. 22, to Thursday, Feb. 28. The award-winning indie about a widowed Minnesota farmer and his restless granddaughter heading west in a dilapidated Winnebago doesn’t have major studio distribution – so this might be your only chance to see it in theaters. Visit ColonialTheatre.com for showtimes.
  • Live Broadcast of Academy Awards at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the red-carpet preview. Admission is free and attendees are invited to dress in formal attire. The balcony bar will be open, with an Oscars Night special in the cocktail shaker.

ARTS

  • Call for Writers to Take Part in Rockland Public Library Fair, set for Saturday, April 13. Published authors from Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties may apply. The library’s website has info.
  • Summer 2019 Monhegan Artists’ Residency Taking Applications, through March 17, from artists with Maine ties, for spots in June, July and September. Details: MonheganArtistsResidency.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • Weekly Art Hives at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. Bridge Studio opens 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday and offers a variety of materials, from paints to pastels. Connect with people from diverse backgrounds through the power of art. Art Hives are open to all ages (kids under 12 must be with a supervising adult). Donations are welcome, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Reception to Open Ingrid Ellison Show “Foundations,” 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot Street in Unity. Drawings and paintings by the Camden artist will be shown through March 2. All welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Celebration of “The Mighty Medomak River” in Waldoboro, 5 to 7 p.m. at Medomak Arts Project, 13 Friendship Street. A reception to open the show of paintings, photos and a video from local artists with scenes on the river of play and work, from paddling to eel harvesting.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • “Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies” Book Club Taking Names, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. You can now sign up for the club that will meet Thursdays in March, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., covering two chapters each week of WaPo film critic Ann Hornaday’s look at filmmaking. $25 dues include a copy of the book and admission to the afternoon’s matinee film. Registration opens 9 a.m.; limited to 20; by phone only: 563-3424.
  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, 2:30 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library. February’s book is “Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase” by Louise Walters, a novel about Roberta, who works at Old and New Bookshop, where she is in love with her boss. Copies at the library.
  • Fiber Arts Tuesday at Appleton Library, 3 to 4 p.m. Those itching to complete projects are invited to stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road, in the village, third Tuesdays of every month.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Mystery Book Club at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in a mystery book discussion group is invited to the first meeting as the library gets organized, gauges interest and chooses a book for next month.
  • Kick-Off of “Ray Witlin: A Quest for Photojournalism,” 5 p.m., Wiscasset Public Library. The six-week show of work by international photojournalist Witlin – whose images appeared in Life and Newsweek – opens with a talk by his widow, Phyllis Chinlund. She wrote “Looking Back from the Gate: A Story of Love, Art and Dementia.”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Charlie Hewitt,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The guest in this year’s series of one-on-one talks between host Jane Dahmen and Maine’s notable artists and curators features Hewitt, molded by mill towns and known for his energetic abstracts, woodcuts and steel sculptures that speak of church, family and work. Free.

COMING UP:

  • Talk on Rockland Native Kosti Ruohomaa,Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive in Rockland. Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at Searsport’s Penobscot Marine Museum, will highlight the work of the renowned photographer. His talk is free and open to the public.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Messler Gallery, Rockport. “Boxes to Die For,” to April 10.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018” to March 3.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” to March 24. “The Screen Show,” to September 22.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Jane Banquer: Habitats, Inhabitants,” “Ilana Welch: Extracts” “Berri Kramer: Oh, So It’s You Again,” all to March 1.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” to February 17.
  • UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Gallery, Belfast. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both to March 28.

FOOD & DRINK

  • “Food for Fines” at Belfast Free Library, in February. Donate nonperishable food at the library to have overdue fines waived. Donations will go to Belfast Greater Bay Area Ministerium Food Pantry.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This month’s tea is the “We Got the Chocolate at 50 Percent Off” edition. Enjoy tea and treats (including heart-shaped ones). All are welcome. You’re encouraged to bring a nonperishable food, pet care or personal care item to donate to the food pantry.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • 3rd Annual Farmer and Grower Winter Potluck, at United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. The potluck and social start at 4 p.m. Glen Koehler from UMaine Cooperative Extension will give a presentation at 5 p.m. on “Farm Response to Changing Weather.” Snow date: Feb. 23.
  • Valentine’s Dinner at First Church in Belfast, at 5 p.m. in the handicapped-accessible upstairs hall, corner of Spring and Court streets. On the menu: lasagna (meat and vegetarian), salad, bread, beverages, hot-fudge-and-brownie sundaes, and music by the Midcoast Ukes. $10. A portion of proceeds goes to Waldo County Habitat for Humanity. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Rockport Library to Celebrate National Toast Day, stop by the library to enjoy toast and toppings.
  • “Soup’s On!” in Camden, free soup lunch served at noon every Wednesday through March 27 at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. To volunteer: 236-4821.
  • Friends of Sears Island Fundraiser at Delvino’s Grill & Pasta House, 52 Main Street in Belfast. Ten percent of every tab from meals served between 4 and 8 p.m. will be donated by Delvino’s to FOSI, a nonprofit that teaches the public about the natural wonders of the island.

COMING UP:

  • Chili Public Supper in South Thomaston, Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, “By the Keag,” 13 Chapel Street. Chili, vegetarian chili, rolls and cornbread, beverages and an ice cream bar for dessert. $8 adults; $4 kids.
  • Two-Part Series on Food Waste, wraps up at Belfast Free Library, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, with a screening of the documentary “Just Eat It,” followed by a discussion.
  • Responsible Beverage Server Training in Damariscotta, offered by Healthy Lincoln County and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at the Penalty Box on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Training costs $15 and is valid for three years. Participants must present a state-issued photo ID. FMI: JBreithaupt@HealthyLincolnCounty.org, 563-1330.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1). Belfast (UFMM), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Damariscotta, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays in its winter location: Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street.

HOME & GARDEN

  • for 2019. Fishermen and coastal dwellers who wish to start a shellfish or seaweed aquaculture business can apply to Island Institute’s free program by March 14: 594-9209, IslandInstitute.org/aquaculture.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • “New Foundation Gardens,” 10 a.m. at Camden Public Library. Irene Brady Barber of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens gives the talk in Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series. She is a horticulture therapist and landscape designer known for her ability to create successful plant combinations in difficult landscape environments.
  • Update on Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street in Bath. Learn what the trust has been doing to protect the land and engage citizen scientists in bird and bee monitoring in a talk by its executive director, Carrie Kinne. Hosted by Bath Garden Club and open to all.
  • Selecting Flowers and Vegetables for Different Environments, 2 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn how to select the right plant for any location from Matt Wallhead, an ornamental horticulture specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension. The free public presentation is hosted by Belfast Garden Club.

COMING UP:

  • Free Wild Blueberry Conference, hosted by UMaine Cooperative Extension on Thurs., Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Black Bear Inn, 4 Godfrey Drive in Orono. Get updates on diseases, pollinators, weeds, precision agriculture, post-harvest quality, blueberry fertility and food safety requirements. Pesticide credits will be available. Register online. Snow date: March 4.
  • Seven Weeks of Bee School in Thomaston, at the American Legion Hall, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26 to April 9. Backyard beekeepers will get the basic buzz on keeping bees to enrich the garden and make honey. $60 includes a textbook and prorated membership in Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers. FMI: 586-6800, rmllamas1@gmail.com.
  • Build a Nesting-Bird Box, at Merry-spring Nature Center, Camden, on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. Eric Evans will lead the popular program on how to build, site and mount a box for your choice of bluebirds, swallows, wrens, saw-whet owls, barred owls, red-bellied woodpeckers, flickers or kestrels. $25 ($20 Merryspring members) includes cut lumber. Register by Friday, Feb. 22: info@merryspring.org.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • Creative Art Crew: Pompom Monsters, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Kids of all ages are invited to join Miss Katie on Valentine’s Day to craft goofy, fuzzy love monsters (or scary ones).
  • St. George MSU Meetings, in St. George School’s art room. Finance Committee at 5:45 p.m. School Board at 6:30 p.m. The Finance Committee will also meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Parents’ Night Out in Damariscotta, offered by Central Lincoln County YMCA from 5-8 p.m. Drop your kids off for arts and crafts, games and movies, supervised by Y staff, who will feed them dinner, too. $10 for the first child; $5 per additional sibling.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Free Stories to Screen: “How to Eat Fried Worms,” 10 a.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The second film in the series (this year’s theme is “Elementary Adventures”) tells the story of 11-year-old Billy, who inadvertently challenges the school bully on his first day at a new school. There’s only one way out, and it won’t taste good.
  • Childbirth Preparation Class in Belfast, 10 a.m-3 p.m., in Waldo County General Hospital’s classroom. Learn about signs of labor, pain relief options like epidurals, possible complications, and whatever else you have questions about. Registration required: 505-4140.
  • Human/Nature Series for Kids: Bark & Buds, 10:30 a.m. at Vose Library, Union. This free program in the series is led by Robin Huntley of Dirigo Learning, who will help students become curators as they collect and label specimens for the Bark & Buds Hands-on Museum, set up in the children’s room for a month. Kids should dress warmly – weather permitting the class will be held outdoors. Stop by the library or call to register: 785-4733.
  • Programs at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland. Amy Shepard will lead kids through yoga moves Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. A craft class to make melted snowmen using glue, paper and other supplies will be led by volunteer Kiras on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. Brett Willard of Merryspring Nature Center in Camden will stop by Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. to teach kids about owls and give them an up-close look at the fur and bones found in their pellets. All programs are included with museum admission and free for members.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Winter Fest at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, from noon to 3 p.m. The free family-friendly day will include a sled-dog demo, hot dogs on the grill, and an open warming house with skates of all sizes to borrow and snowshoes for adults and kids to try out. (The event was originally set for Feb. 3 but cancelled due to lack of snow.)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK, Monday to Friday. Area offerings include: Riley Days at Riley School, Rockport, ages 5-12, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Indoor and outdoor fun and games capped by a talent show, with campers choosing to be in front of or behind the curtain. Farnsworth Art Camp, at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, ages 8-12, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. $98 ($80 Farnsworth members). Scholarships available. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org. Penobscot Theatre Company Day Camp, ages 4-14, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penobscot Theater Company Dramatic Academy, 51A Main Street in Bangor. Kids can attend any or all ($50 per day; $225 for the week). Registration: PenobscotTheatre.org. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Junior Journalists for grades 5 and 6, Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Write On for grades 7 to 12, Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance sign-up required: 563-5513, kgibbs@skidompha.org. Thomaston Public Library, free programs, with snacks, will be offered on Tuesday (Slime), Wednesday (Art), Thursday (the movie “Inside Out”) and Friday (Lego contest). All programs start at 1 p.m. Open to kids of all ages; under 7 should be with an adult. Complete the form at thomaston.lib.me.us or call the library at 354-2453 to sign up so staff can have enough snacks and supplies on hand.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • “Animals’ Amazing Adaptations” at Searsmont Town Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Families are invited to see the amazing variety of ways animals survive and thrive in Maine alone and together. Adventure leader Lisa Kane leads the free fun, hosted by Georges River Land Trust. Snow date: Thursday, Feb. 21, same time.
  • 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 March 12, April 9 and May 7).
  • “’Round the Campfire” at Hope Library, 1 p.m. All ages are invited to build a pretend campfire, then gather ’round for stories and songs led by Jan Zimmermann. With campfire snacks.
  • 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 are encouraged to join in). All materials are provided. This week: Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Intergenerational Story Time in Searsport, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Bayview Manor, 45 West Main Street. Share music, movement and stories with Miss Ronda and Bayview Manor residents. One more Story Time, offered by Carver Memorial Library, will be held at the manor on Wednesday, March 20.

COMING UP:

  • Gizmo Garden RoboPots at Thomaston Public Library, Friday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Kids in fifth grade and up are invited to create their own plant pot and then rig electronics to make it automatically self-watering. The Gizmo Garden program is free and lunch and snacks will be served. Registration is required and space is limited: 354-2453, thomaston.lib.me.us.

ONGOING:

  • LIBRARY OFFERINGS, weekly, in the midcoast include: Appleton Library: StoryTime Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for children of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings. After-School Chess Club, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., ages 8-14. After-School Cartooning Club, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., ages 8-14. Camden Library: Story Hours, 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers; Wednesdays: babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays: ages 4-5; Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary. Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. FMI: 845-2663. Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive. Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Baby Time with Miss Katie, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Story Hour and Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Lego Club, third Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m. Rockport Library Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies through age 5 or so. Stories and a craft. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club, Fridays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Under 12 must be with an adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m. Thomaston Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m. Waldoboro Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers. Warren Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, for ages 0-3 with caregiver, Saturdays at 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 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. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Registration Open for 7th Annual Biathlon in Jefferson, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, on Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages, skill levels invited to shoot and ski (or snowshoe). $35 adults; $10 kids and students; prices go up by $5 on Feb. 23. FMI: MidcoastConservancy.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14:

  • Tech Assist at Appleton Public Library, Thursdays in February from 6 to 8 p.m. Ask basic computer questions and troubleshoot Microsoft and Google Docs.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Wood Duck Nest Box Monitoring Workshop, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Midcoast Conservancy, Route 1 in Edgecomb. Biologist Kendall Marden of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife will teach how to monitor wood duck boxes, then lead an outdoor look at their nesting habitat. FMI: 389-5162, landmcc@MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • 13th Annual 120 Tennis Tournament, at Central Lincoln County YMCA. Mixed doubles where the combined ages of the team are at least 120. There will be two divisions, 7.0 and above, and 6.5 and below green ball. For those who want to play, but have no partner, the Y will find one for you: clcYMCA.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Constituent Hours with State Rep. Paige Zeigler, at Lincolnville General Store from 11 a.m. to noon; at Searsmont General Store from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.; at John’s Ice Cream in Liberty from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Residents of Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont are invited to stop by.
  • Vote on How to Make Rockland a Better Place, at Rockland Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday or on Tuesday, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum. Cast your vote for the best ideas from Rockland Heart & Soul’s list of 65, suggested by the public. Results will be available immediately through keypad polling.
  • Health Care for All Meetings, at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, with State Reps. Holly Stover, Jeff Hanley, Chloe Maxmin and Jeff Evangelos; at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Camden Public Library with Maine AllCare’s director, Phil Bailey; and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway in Rockland, with State Sen. David Miramant and Reps. Pinny Beebe-Center, Bill Pluecker and Vicki Doudera. FMI: MaineAllCare.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Deep Listening Yoga with Live Cello, 4 p.m. at High Mountain Hall, Camden. Yoga instructor Ann Hedly and cellist Robin Lane will create a sound-healing experience. Suggested donation of $20, but pay what you can. Facebook has details.
  • Moonlight Snowshoe at Mansfield Pond in Hope, 6 p.m. Take a one-mile guided adventure through the woods, over a meadow, and to the pond tucked into a private conservation easement. Georges River Land Trust hosts the free hike. You must register by phone: 594-5166.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Racial Injustice Group to Form in Belfast, 6-8:30 p.m. at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 25 Village Road. Ethan Hughes of The Possibility Alliance will present and recruit for a yet-to-be-named network responding to racial injustice, societal unraveling, extinction, patriarchy and climate emergency. FMI: 338-5719.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • “Using Newspapers in Genealogical Research,” noon-1:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The library’s Genealogy Group hosts the presentation by staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan, who will give tips on how to find elusive newspaper records and best practices for using newspaper search engines. Free. Later in the week, on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., learn about the local newspaper digitization project to preserve decades of Lincoln County history.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group in Rockland, 3-4 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month at Knox Center, 6 White Street. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group in Rockport, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • How to Have “The Conversation” on End-of-Life Care, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. The free class will help you consider what’s important to you and give you the confidence to start the conversation. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Full Moon Owl Prowl in Jefferson, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Meet at the parking lot for the guided hike to Little Dyer Pond and back (about 2.5 miles). Bring snowshoes or borrow a pair from Midcoast Conservancy if there is snow on the ground. After listening for owls and howls, warm up with hot drinks at the HVNC barn. FMI: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.

COMING UP:

  • “Your Money Personality,” Thurs., Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, CLC Adult Ed Office, 767 Main Street, Damariscotta. Offered by New Ventures Maine. Register at newventuresmaine.org. FMI: 593-7942, melinda.wildes@maine.edu.
  • Board Game Night, Thurs., Feb. 21 & 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Searsmont Town Library. Codenames, chess, Ticket-to-Ride, backgammon, cribbage, Scrabble, more.
  • Town Hall Meeting on Paid Sick Leave Bill, Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street in Thomaston. State Senators Troy Jackson and Rebecca Millett will discuss a new bill sponsored by Millett.
  • “The Opioid Crisis in Maine,” Fri., Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., Searsmont Town Library. Dr. David Loxtercamp shares stories, information, answers questions. Free.
  • “Stories from Maine” in Camden, Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill. Kristen Lindquist and Paul McFarland will read from their poems in a program that runs the gamut from humorous to reflective, from rhyming lines to free verse, with fresh takes on day-to-day life in the midcoast. Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series is for adults 50-plus. You must register: QHinfo@pbmc.org, 921-6116. Snow date: Feb. 28.
  • Introduction to Technical Analysis for Financial Markets, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Chartered Market Technician Bruce Powers gives the public program, hosted by Maine Traders & Active Investors. RSVP: BPowers949@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • 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.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • 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.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations taken.
  • Open 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.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • 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.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • 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.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. 354-2453.
  • 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.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. 273-2338.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Knox County Democratic Committee, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, 148 Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemoCrats.org.
  • Knox County Republican Committee, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • 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.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.