NOTEWORTHY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • 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.
  • “Through the Pages” Costume Ball, 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Everyone’s invited to don their finest garb from any decade that The Lincoln County News has covered (Civil War to today). Live music, light bites, a silent auction, and beverages for sale. $10 tickets (at Skidompha) help fund the newspaper’s digital archive project.
  • “The Opioid Crisis in Maine,” 7 p.m. at Searsmont Town Library. Dr. David Loxterkamp will share stories, give information and answer questions in the free program.
  • 2019 Camden Conference: “Is This China’s Century?” this weekend, live at Camden Opera House (sold out, but there is a wait list) and live-streamed to Strand Theatre in Rockland, Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and Luther Bonney Hall at University of Southern Maine in Portland. Learn more at CamdenConference.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • A Look at the Lambs at Guini Ridge Farm in Union, 1353 North Union Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the farm, meet the lambs, and shoot a few baaaaad selfies. Hot cocoa, baked goods on sale.
  • Talk on Social Media’s Effect on Democracy, 1:30 p.m., Waldoboro Public Library. How well-informed do social media platforms leave their users? Do they contribute to polarization of society? Or do they result in dialogue between opposing parties? These questions will be discussed by Judith Rosenbaum, author of “Constructing Digital Cultures: Tweets, Trends, Race, and Gender.” Free.
  • Talent Night at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 64 Old County Road in Rockport, at 6:30 p.m. Harpist Alex Bigney and singers, dancers and guitar players will perform at the free show. Refreshments will be served.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • “Who Were the Hichborns?” Benefit for Penobscot Marine Museum, at The Hichborn, 10 Church Street in Stockton Springs, 2-4 p.m. The party with drinks, appetizers and a silent auction will focus on the family’s 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, 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.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • Tidal Turbine Talk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Learn how Maine can use its tidal currents to make electricity and what the impact on nature would be from Dr. Lauren Ross, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of UMaine. Admission to Merryspring’s Winter Talk series is $5; free for members.
  • Bette Bond to Tell How Happiness is Overrated, 6 p.m. at Jefferson Public Library (in Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road). Bond will give a free talk on learning how to let go of the transient and superficial and acquire what is lasting, deep and satisfying. Hint: The key is gratitude. Refreshments served.
  • International Folk Dances in Belfast, at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage’s Common House, 25 Village Road, 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 27:

  • Talk on “Restoring Great Rivers” in Maine and Around the World, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Portland Public Library in Rines Auditorium. Joshua Royte, a scientist with The Nature Conservancy in Maine and founding member of the World Fish Migration Foundation, will deliver stats that include the number of sea-run fish migrating up Penobscot River in 2009 (fewer than 2,500) and in 2018 after two dams were removed and a river bypass was built around a third (2.8 million).
  • Program on Biking a Camino de Santiago Route in Spain, 6 p.m. at Appleton Library. Registered Maine Guide John Sommo will talk about his cycling adventures in Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and along a “Camino Plus” route.
  • Public Forum on Green New Deal, at Mobius Center in Damariscotta, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Emceed by a leader in the Sunrise Movement, young people around the nation uniting to avert a climate crisis. Energy Pathway for Maine – fishermen, farmers, scientists, businesspeople and civic leaders building a forward-looking economy – will be described by the president of Coastal Enterprises. State Rep. Chloe Maxmin will introduce her plan for a Green New Deal in Maine.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • “Without a Map” Memoirist at Rockland Public Library, 2 p.m. Lisa Steele-Maley will discuss how helping her father navigate the details of a life interrupted by dementia landed her in unfamiliar territory. Her book weaves together her experience of caregiving with the lessons she gleaned from decades of unpredictable wilderness travel, rural living and parenting.
  • “Lidar: Revealing Maine’s Secrets,” 7 p.m. in a Coastal Mountains Nature Program at Camden Public Library. Learn what lidar is and the discoveries made in Maine using this laser technology from Amber Whittaker, senior geologist for the Maine Geological Survey.
  • Annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, at Samoset Resort on Feb. 28 and March 1 & 2. Three days of free seminars on everything from commercial fishing safety to new regulations to the health of the lobster population. Over 120 suppliers will exhibit their commercial equipment and services. Each night will feature an event and there will be a full suite of children’s activities. Learn more at MaineFishermensForum.org.
  • Waldo County Schools to Tour with One-Act Plays, students from Belfast Area High School, Mount View High School and Searsport District High School will present their Maine Drama Festival submissions to the public prior to the regional competition. Belfast’s The Sherlock Holmes Comedy Trilogy, Mount View’s A Mad Breakfast and Searsport’s Unwanted Adventure will be performed on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Mount View High School in Thorndike; on Friday, March 1, at Searsport District High School; and on Saturday, March 2, at Belfast Area High School. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. and tix are $7 at each door.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance, Friday, March 1, at American Legion Post 43, 143 Church Street in Belfast. The community dance starts at 6:30 p.m. The contra dance is at 8 p.m. with music by Genticorum and caller Sarah VanNorstrand. $10 adults; $8 teens; $5 kids. FMI: BelfastFlyingShoes.org.
  • Rescheduled: “The History of Impeachment” by Jerry Wiles, Tuesday, March 5, at 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 misbehaving government officials. Learn how they did it from local historian Wiles in the free talk.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Free Preview of DaPonte String Quartet Series, noon, Portland Public Library. The quartet offers a taste of what’s to come in its March series, which will include concerts at Rockport Opera House on March 16 and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta on March 17, featuring Shostakovich, Bartok and Haydn. Tix: DaPonte.org, 529-4555.
  • 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.
  • A Duo of Duos at Appleton Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Forty-five-minute sets of traditional music by Belfast duo Emma & Baron (Emma Swartz on violin and Baron Collins-Hill on mandolin and guitar) and Appleton’s Callahan Bridge (Kevin Callahan on guitar and Raelin Callahan on violin). They may wrap up the evening by playing together.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • TONE Opens Music@Dusk Series, 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 originals and some familiar 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, 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 contemporary. Refreshments. Reservations required: CommonHouseConcerts@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Juanito Pascual and The New Flamenco Trio in Rockland, 8-11 p.m. at Fog Bar & Cafe, 328 Main Street. Pascual blends traditional and modern flamenco with influences from Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis to Bach. He’ll be joined by Grammy-nominated percussionist Gonzalo Grau and bassist Brad Barrett. Tix are $15 in advance at Fog Bar & Cafe, on Instagram @fogrockland and Facebook; $20 at the door. Drink specials and a tapas menu will be available until 10 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • BernsteinFest! Double Concert at Bowdoin College, featuring the Amethyst Chamber Ensemble. Attend one or both free concerts: 3 p.m. at Bowdoin Chapel, with selections from Bernstein’s “Mass,” including “Simple Song” and “Three Meditations from Mass” for cello and piano, and a complete performance of “Chichester Psalms”; and at 7 p.m. at Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, with chamber works and vocal selections from Bernstein’s most beloved works and hidden gems.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Bees Deluxe in Rockland, in the Monday Night Blues show, 7-10 p.m., at Time Out Pub. The acid-blues band buzzes up from Boston to play their repertoire of danceable originals and innovative covers of tunes by ZZ Top, Amy Winehouse and others.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • Harpist Barbara Wright to Play Welsh and Scottish Music, 1 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, on the LincolnHealth – Miles Campus, Damariscotta. Wright has played Celtic harp for nearly 20 years in Vermont and Maine. Her performance is free and open to everyone.
  • Rescheduled: Odeon Chamber Orchestra at Union Hall in Rockport, 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature a chamber work by Chinese composer Chen Yi, accompanied by a short video of the artist discussing her work, as well as commentary from Odeon conductor Deirdre McClure. Bay Chamber Concerts and Camden Conference cohost the free performance, followed by a reception with the musicians.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Musicians’ Workshop in Belfast with Quebecois Trio Genticorum, 6:30 p.m. at the Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street. Admission at the door: $5-15 donation.

COMING UP:

  • Last Open Mic at Boothbay Harbor Opera House This Winter, Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m., upstairs in the historic bar. Everyone is invited to perform, try out a new song, or cheer on those who do. Free; donations are welcome to support the nonprofit opera house.
  • Genticorum in Concert at First Church in Belfast, 8 Court Street, on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. The hardworking Quebecois trio has earned four Canadian Folk Music Awards and played over 1,000 concerts in 15 countries. Tix at the door: $15-35 donation.
  • Ranky Tanky at Camden Opera House, Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. Timeless music redolent of Gullah culture on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. The band’s debut in 2017 was Number 1 on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon jazz charts. $36 advance; $38 at the door: CamdenOperaHouse.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 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.
  • Oscar-Nominated Short Films at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, continue through Sunday. Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present them. Showtimes: RocklandStrand.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “How to Train Your Dragon 3,” “On the Basis of Sex,” “Farmer of the Year,” “Free Solo,” “Vice.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “The Favourite.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Cold War.”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • “Rio Bravo,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (in Academy building). “Westerns” month wraps up with a shootout between Sheriff John T. Chance and his ragtag posse against gunmen hired to bust a rich land baron’s murderous brother out of jail.
  • “A Perfect Day,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. February’s theme of “War’s Shadow” closes with this film that follows a team of aid workers handling life in a combat zone in the Balkans in 1995 with bravery and a large dose of irreverent humor.
  • “Farmer of the Year,” 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. Showtimes are listed in the ad on p. 23.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Live Broadcast of Academy Awards at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds,” 6 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Route 3. Free screening of the documentary about the hotly contested “Gray Zone,” waters the U.S. and Canada have claimed since the Revolutionary War. As lobsters flee north in the fast-warming Gulf of Maine, their population in the Gray Zone has soared, making the human battle over control of the waters heat up, too.

COMING UP:

  • Cabin Fever Film Festival, Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2, at Camden Opera House. The inaugural micro-fest is an extension of Camden International Film Festival’s monthly CIFF Selects series at the Opera House. It will feature “Dirigo Docs: A Collection of Short Films from Maine” and feature-length docs, including “Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story,” “Meeting Gorbachev” and “The Raft.” $10 per flick; $30 for all screenings and events. FMI: PointsNorthInstitute.org.
  • Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD: Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment, broadcast Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. to Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. A young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot begins to feel the first stirrings of love. French with titles in English. The Strand shows an encore on Tuesday, March 12, also at 1 p.m.

ARTS

  • Belfast Poetry Festival Calls for Collaborators, teams of poets, artists and performers, for the 15th annual festival the weekend of October 18 and 19. Send five poems, five images (or audio or video) of the collaborator’s work; short bios; links to websites; and a short description to BelfastPoetryFestival@gmail by March 1. The eight-person Festival Committee will notify selected participants in April.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Charlie Hewitt,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. This entry in the 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.
  • Art Hives at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, are offered in Bridge Studio from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday. Materials from paints to pastels are available. Art Hives are open to everyone (under 12 with an adult). Donations are welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Flash Mob Chorus Rehearsals, held Saturdays at 2 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. Those who enjoy choral singing are invited to join the group to rehearse songs of peace, love and justice for flash mobs that will pop up this spring. FMI: 617-633-9627, keltookaplan@gmail.com.
  • Reconnect with Your Passion for Art, Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m., at 440 Main Street in Rockland. Join old friends and make new ones at this place to study, learn and do. Bring your supplies, musical instrument and a chair, and be inspired. FMI: Peter, 505-1503.
  • Open Auditions for Belfast Maskers One-Act Plays, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Basil Burwell CommunityTheater, 17 Court Street in Belfast. With roles for men and women ages 20-60 and for an older teenage boy. Prepared readings are not necessary. The performances are set for the first two weekends in May, cabaret-style. FMI: info@BelfastMaskers.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Talk on Rockland Native Kosti Ruohomaa, 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.
  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free weekly classes – with a focus on drawing in color – that are open to everyone, with all materials provided. This one focuses on Black History Month.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Open House and Discussion of Two Powerful Photo Exhibits in Augusta, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, 46 University Drive. See “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World” and “Witness to War: The Children of Syria.” The discussion starts at 5:30 p.m., with insiders describing the exhibits. Refreshments served. Free.
  • Watercolor Class at Neighborhood Clay, Damariscotta, 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Feb. 28-April 4. Artist Erica Qualey will lead the class for beginners and those with some experience who wish to fine-tune their strokes. Class details are at NeighborhoodClay.com. Her work is at EricaQualey.com.

COMING UP:

  • Reception to Open “Young Artist Gallery Takeover” in Belfast, on Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Waterfall Arts continues its tradition of celebrating Arts Education Month in March by showcasing art by Waldo County students from kindergarten to high school. Their works in the Clifford and Corridor galleries will be on display to March 29. The reception is free and open to everyone.
  • “The Hush” Workshop on Writing Children’s Picture Books, Saturday, March 2, noon to 5:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Liza Gardner Walsh, author of over a dozen children’s books, will lead it. One scholarship is available. Register at MaineWriters.org or call 228-8263.
  • Reception to Open “The Word Made Art” at Tidemark Gallery, Main Street in Waldoboro, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The group show marks Herman Melville’s 200th birthday, and the artists used their medium of choice to celebrate the American Renaissance (1820–60), which also yielded Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, and other luminaries.
  • “Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady,” 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, March 2-May 18, at Gamble Education Center in downtown Rockland. With class discussions and a focus on still lifes indoors and landscapes and seascapes during plein air excursions. Cady taught at New York’s School of Visual Arts and has exhibited widely around the country. A visit to his studio will be part of the class; $360 ($300 Farnsworth Museum members). Scholarships for kids available. FMI: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

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. “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. “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” through May 5.
  • 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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Chili Public Supper in South Thomaston, 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.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Pancake Breakfasts at American Legion War Memorial Post 30, 91 Pearl Street in Camden. Pancakes (with or without blueberries), sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, OJ and coffee will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. to help the Post replace its furnace. $8 adults; $5 under 11.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Two-Part Series on Food Waste, wraps up at Belfast Free Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a screening of the documentary “Just Eat It,” followed by a discussion.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • Responsible Beverage Server Training in Damariscotta, offered by Healthy Lincoln County and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at the Penalty Box. Training costs $15 and is valid for three years. Participants must bring a state-issued photo ID. Registration: JBreithaupt@HealthyLincolnCounty.org, 563-1330.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • “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.

COMING UP:

  • 9th Annual “Hearts and Hands for Haiti” Dinner, at St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, on Friday, March 1, at 6 p.m. The chefs of Damariscotta River Grill will turn out a Haitian Creole feast. Haitian artwork and handicrafts will be for sale. Tix are $30 adults ($35 at the door) and $15 kids at Skidompha Library, Sherman’s Book Shops in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, and Treats in Wiscasset. Proceeds go to the town of Gros-Morne, Haiti, for school supplies and lunches, a poultry project, and building materials to repair 2018 earthquake damage. To volunteer or donate: 529-5239.
  • 5th Annual Lincoln County Food Security Forum, Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chewonki, in Wiscasset. Keynote by Dr. Donna Beegle, who grew up poor, left school at 15 to get married, and at 25 found herself with two kids, no husband and few job skills. Today she offers training nationwide on breaking free of poverty and helping communities “fight poverty, not those who live in it.” Breakouts will explore solutions to food insecurity. Lunch and snacks will be served. FMI: MorrisFarm.org.
  • Free Community Supper at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, on Saturday, March 2, at 5 p.m. Turkey, gravy, biscuits, stuffing, cranberry sauce, carrots, beverages and dessert are on the menu.
  • Food Safety Workshops at MOFGA, at Maine Farmers & Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity. “Post-Harvest Handling” is set for Monday, March 4, and “Pack Shed Design” is set for Tuesday, March 5, both from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: mofga.org.

ONGOING:

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

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • Talk on a Trail of Gardens That Led to Owls Head, 10 a.m. at Camden Public Library. Anne Perkins describes gardens she’s made in places as varied as Florida and Alaska before she settled down at Headacre Farm, her huge Owls Head garden of veggies, herbs, fruits and flowers. Her free public talk wraps up Camden Garden Club’s 2018-19 Winter Horticulture Series.
  • Talk on Invasive Plants, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Liz Stanley of UMaine Cooperative Extension will tell how to identify and control detrimental invasive plants and describe how native plants play an important role in restoring disturbed ecosystems. The free public talk is cosponsored by Belfast Garden Club.
  • Seven Weeks of Bee School in Thomaston, at American Legion Hall, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26-April 9. Backyard beekeepers will get the 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Garden Planning Class in Belfast, 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller Street. Heron Breen of Fedco Seeds will moderate the discussion and old hands are invited to share their garden successes, experiments and cautionary tales with new gardeners. Free; register by calling Belfast Co-op at 338-2532.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Free Wild Blueberry Conference, hosted by UMaine Cooperative Extension 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.
  • Talk by “So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader?” Author, 1 p.m. at Hope Library. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen will share tips for surviving Maine winters with wood heat and caring for farm animals. She and her partner bought an 1860s farmhouse in Liberty where they pursue their homesteading dreams. Copies of her book will be on sale.

COMING UP:

  • 2019 Maine Grain Conference at UMaine Presque Isle Campus Center, 181 Main Street, on Friday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register by Monday, February 25, at noon on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension website.
  • Build a Nesting-Bird Box in Camden, at Merryspring Nature Center from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2. 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.
  • Fix-It Event in Belfast, Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street. Bring along your lamp that won’t light, blender that won’t blend, toaster that won’t toast, and items with frayed electrical cords. Belfast Community Works will have folks on hand to try to fix those items for free.
  • Talk on Home Composting, in Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive, on Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. The Owls Head Garden Club invites everyone to Liz Stanley’s talk.

FAIRS & SALES

COMING UP:

  • Winter Auction Weekend at Thomaston Place Gallery, Thomaston, March 1-3. Friday is first-edition and signed books, photos and rare documents; Saturday is antiques and fine art (with works by Winslow Homer, Dahlov Ipcar, Jamie Wyeth and others); and Sunday is 20th-century decorative arts. The lots are on view at ThomastonAuction.com.
  • Indoor Yard and Craft Sale at First Church in Belfast, Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale is a fundraiser for “A Helping Hand for the Panhandle,” for people hit by Hurricane Michael in Florida last October. Tiered table rental: two free tables with all profits going to fundraiser; $10 per table with half of profits donated; $20 per table with 10 percent donated. Call 338-6771 and leave a detailed message or call the church office at 338-2282 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning.

KIDS & PARENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • RoboPots at Thomaston Public Library, 12:30-4 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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Free Stories to Screen: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 10 a.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Third in the film series (this year’s theme is “Elementary Adventures”), this one tells the story of a dorky middle-schooler who endures bullies, swirlies, morons and wedgies and records it all in his journal, along with his get-cool-quick schemes that all go awry.
  • Owl Program at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 10:30 a.m. Brett Willard of Merryspring Nature Center in Camden will stop by to teach kids about owls and give them an up-close look at the fur and bones found in their pellets. Included with museum admission and free for members.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Registration Open for Two Art Clubs at Waldoboro Public Library, one for students in grades 4-6 that will meet for five Mondays starting Feb. 25 and one for kids in grades 7 & 8 that will meet for five Thursdays starting Feb. 28. Both meet 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and both are free of charge, with all materials supplied. Limited to 15 kids in each. To register, call 832-4484 or stop by the library.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • 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).
  • 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: Black History Month.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Just for Kids Yoga at Appleton Village School, Thursdays, Feb. 28 to April 11 (no class March 14), 3 to 4 p.m. Kids ages 6-11 are invited to move in and out of yoga poses while exploring stories that teach them about happiness, anger, love and more. $30. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Karl’s Kids Ski Day at Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley, Saturday, March 2. With skiing 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (discounted lift tix: 832-5541); a race at 2 p.m.; a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Sugarloaf Hotel with a silent auction and appetizers, and family fun (including bowling) from 6 to 9 p.m. The day raises funds used by Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Club to buy Lincoln County kids sports uniforms and equipment. FMI: KarlsKids.org.
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery: Solar System Symphony, Sunday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle Street, Portland. The Discovery concerts are short performances designed for families with kids 5 and up (but everyone’s welcome). This one will include music from “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.” The Instrument Petting Zoo at 1 p.m. lets kids touch, hold and play instruments with the musicians and conductor in a casual setting.

ONGOING:

  • LIBRARY OFFERINGS, weekly, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: StoryTime Saturdays, 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 Public 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 Public 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 Public 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 Public Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers. Warren Public Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 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 students; prices go up by $5 on Feb. 23. Details are at MidcoastConservancy.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “Your Money Personality,” 10 a.m. to noon, CLC Adult Ed Office, 767 Main Street, Damariscotta. Offered by New Ventures Maine. Register online at NewVenturesMaine.org. FMI: 593-7942, melinda.wildes@maine.edu.
  • Board Game Night at Searsmont Town Library, Thursdays, Feb. 21 & 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. Codenames, chess, Ticket to Ride, backgammon, cribbage, Scrabble and others.
  • 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 22:

  • Social Hour for People Who Have Taught English in China, 4-6 p.m. at Camden Deli. Melinda Wildes, who taught English in Changchuan, and Christine Parrish, who taught in Dalian, invite former and current English teachers (and friends) in China to the buy-your-own-drink social hour. The deli is in walking distance from Camden Opera House, the venue this weekend for the 32nd annual Camden Conference, which asks “Is This China’s Century?” The social hour is not affiliated with the Camden Conference.
  • Public Meeting on Paid Sick Leave Bill, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Watts Hall, 174 Main Street in Thomaston. State Senators Troy Jackson and Rebecca Millett will discuss a new bill sponsored by Millett.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • “Winter Birds in Maine” Outing in Searsmont, 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to join Leslie Thomas and the Young Naturalists Club at Searsmont Town Library for an exploration of winter wildlife. Dress warmly; bring binoculars. Kids under 12 should be with an adult.
  • Animal Tracking Lessons at Bremen Library, 10 a.m. Kirk Gentalen will give a short slide show, then lead a foray into the woods around the library to look for animal tracks, trails and tunnels. Dress in layers; wear boots for deep snow; bring binoculars and cameras.
  • Allergy Treatment Demonstration in Rockland, 10:30 a.m., Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main Street. Learn about SAAT – Soliman’s Auricular Allergy Treatment – used to help reduce the body’s response to certain allergens in a talk and demo by Eileen Murray, a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in Rockland. Free; donations taken. Call 594-8822 to register, or sign up at the store.
  • Constituent Hours with State Rep. Vicki Doudera, of District 94 (Camden, Islesboro, Rockport), 11 a.m. to noon at Bluewater Bakery, 103 Pendleton Point Road in Islesboro.
  • Constituent Hours with State Rep. Bill Pluecker, of District 95 (Appleton, Hope, part of Union, Warren), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Appleton Library.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Medicare 101 Workshop at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, 4:30 p.m. Allen Insurance and Financial holds the free workshop to explain what Medicare does and doesn’t cover, how to enroll, and what the Advantage Plan and Supplement Plan cover. Registration is required: 236-4311.
  • St. George MSU Meetings, in St. George School’s Art Room. Finance Committee at 4:30 p.m. Full School Board at 6:30 p.m.
  • Old School Aerobics in Rockport, at Pen Bay Physicians Building, Mondays, Feb. 25-March 18, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Easy-to-follow routines led by personal trainer Rachael McCormick. Leg warmers are optional. $26. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Round 5 of Lose It with the Y, at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, starts at 5 p.m. with orientation, the first weigh-in, group coordination and optional yoga. FMI: 563-YMCA, clcYMCA.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • Tai Chi II in Rockport, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, on Tuesdays, Feb. 26-April 16 (no class March 12), from 10 to 11 a.m.. This class is for those who have completed the Tai Chi for Wellness class and offers more complex forms to help build strength and balance. $45.50. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. (last Tuesday of every month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Free Business Planning Workshop at Camden Public Library, 3-5 p.m. New Ventures Maine offers the free class to help you decide if self-employment is the right choice. It will cover the pros and cons of owning a business, steps needed to start up, elements of a business plan, and available resources. Registration: bit.ly/classesnvme.
  • St. George Business Alliance to Host Scouts and Leaders, 5 p.m. at St. George Town Office. Local leaders and older Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be on hand to discuss their current interests and service projects. Businesses and organizations that need volunteer help or want to teach a skill or sponsor a Gold Award or Eagle Scout project are invited to attend.
  • “Standing at the Edge” Study Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26-March 26, at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street, Rockland. The group will combine meditation, dialogue, discussion and readings to explore the “edge states” identified by author Joan Halifax. By donation. Registration: 594-1694, cynthia@RocklandYoga.com.
  • Health Care for All Meetings, 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 local lawmakers. FMI: MaineAllCare.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • “Stories from Maine” in Camden, 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, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Chartered Market Technician Bruce Powers gives the public program, hosted by Maine Traders & Active Investors. RSVP: BPowers949@gmail.com.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Carol McCoy, president of Maine Genealogical Society, will give a talk on deeds. All welcome.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • Intermediate Yoga at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street, Thursdays, Feb. 28-April 4, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This class is for students who have had some experience and wish to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. $39. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Open House and Clothing Swap at Water Street Learning Center, Liberty, Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring gently used clothes and other useful items to swap. While you’re there, have a cup of tea and a cookie and learn about the building’s history and plans for its future. FMI: WaterStre-etLea-rningCenter.org.
  • 5th Annual Stepping Stones Tennis Tournament, at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, Saturday, March 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Players will rally to prevent homelessness. $20 donation. To register, call 563-6029.
  • Drop-By in Camden to Learn About Being a School Bus Driver, Wednesday, March 6, at the Superintendent’s Office (the “Bus Barn”), 7 Lions Lane. Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon to learn about training, requirements and benefits. Free; call to register: 236-7800, ext. 3274.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive in North Whitefield, Wednesday, March 6, from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Denis Church Hall, 298 Grand Army Road. Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 1423. Call to schedule an appointment: 1-800-RED CROSS.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • Fiber Arts Tuesday at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Anyone itching to complete a project is invited to stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • 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.