NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “An Optimist’s Approach to Climate Change,” 2-4 p.m. at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Paul Kando, who teaches a course on the subject at Belfast Senior College, will give the free talk, open to the public. It wraps up the series Climate and the Economy: Where We Are and What We Can Do, presented by Midcoast Green Collaborative and Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center.
  • “Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. Ed Robinson of Harpswell will share fascinating facts about some of Maine’s wildlife in this AMC Potluck and Presentation. Copies of his book will be available; sales will benefit Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. The potluck starts at 6 p.m.; the program starts at 7 p.m.
  • “Attu: The Holy Grail of North American Birding,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Doug Hitchcox offers a travelogue of photos and stories from his birding adventures on Attu in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, where he saw rare species, colonies of over two million birds and song sparrows the size of robins. Hosted by Mid-Coast Audubon.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street in Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Ice Bar and Dance Party at Samoset Resort, Rockport, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Hit the dance floor in the ballroom while DJ Mike of M&M Entertainment spins, then chill out at the Ice Bar. Must be 21-plus. Tix are at IceDance2019.eventbrite.com or pay with cash at the door. It benefits Children’s House Montessori School in Camden.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • “The Rose Has Another Name – It’s Christopher Marlowe,” 3 p.m. at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street in Belfast. Christopher Marlowe’s name is now on the title pages of three King Henry plays published by Oxford University Press. Melissa Olson looks into the theory that to avoid torture and execution for heresy, Marlowe faked his own murder and began publishing as Shakespeare, who was paid to go along with the plan. Her talk is free and open to everyone.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Anti-Racism Vigil in Veterans Memorial Park in Newcastle, from noon to 1 p.m. Participants are invited to bring a sign or pick one up at the back door of the Second Congregational Church. A Martin Luther King Jr. service for the community will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Childcare will be provided during the service, which will be followed by a reception and light refreshments. There will be a choir rehearsal on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at the church and anyone who wants to sing with the choir is welcome.
  • 30th Annual Martin Luther King Candlelight Walk in Belfast, everyone is invited to meet at Belfast Post Office at 4:30 p.m., then walk to the First Church on Spring Street for a 5 p.m. gathering with music, readings from King’s work, and commemoration of past and current struggles for racial justice. The keynote speaker will be Kirsten Daley, activist, recent graduate of UMaine at Orono and president of the UMaine Black Student Union. FMI: 338-5089.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • New England Wildlife Photo Safari with Carla Skinder, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Skinder will show photographs of the fauna of New England and tell stories behind the photos. The retired nurse has traveled the world photographing nature. She serves on Merryspring’s board of trustees. Admission to Tuesday Talks is $5; free for members.
  • Story Hour Open Mic at Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street in Warren village. Sign-up is at 5:30 p.m. Tales are told from 6 to 7 p.m. Share your touching or scary or surprising story.
  • International Folk Dances at Belfast Co-Housing Common House, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, January 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, and March 5, 12, 19 and 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: 338-2222.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • “Chinese Education: 20 Years of Evolution from Catch-Up to Leadership,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Kyle Tong draws on his 20 years of work in the educational system of Hefei, China, where he was made an honorary citizen. The Lincoln Academy instructor’s free public talk is given in the run-up to next month’s Camden Conference, which asks “Is This China’s Century?”
  • Talk on Usual and Unusual Winter Wildlife in St. George, 7 p.m., St. George Town Office. Kirk Gentalen, Regional Steward for Maine Coast Heritage Trust and columnist for the St. George Dragon, will explain how changes in weather and food sources along the peninsula affect the ebb and flow of bird and mammal life, including visits by such creatures as snowy owls.
  • Conversation with Susan Conley and Lily King at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street in Belfast, at 7 p.m. The two novelists will celebrate the release of Conley’s “Elsey Come Home,” and much-lauded author King will lead a discussion of Conley’s work. Free; reservations are suggested: 338-9009, LeftBank@myfairpoint.net.

COMING UP:

  • PechaKucha Night at Rockport Opera House, Friday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Presenters will share their ideas and inspiration with 20-image slide shows. This one will include an eel chef, a Maine historian, and a member of the online Singlehandedly community for single parents. $5 cash at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • Pies on Parade Weekend, Jan. 25-27, with three events raising money for Area Interfatih Outreach, which feeds hungry families in the midcoast and supplies emergency fuel. Pies on Parade Gala at Rock Harbor Tap Room, 5 Payne Avenue in Rockland, 6-9 p.m. Friday. The free party with live music, brewery tours and tastings, free food (including pie) and a cash bar serving pie-themed cocktails will also include a silent auction of artwork, gift certificates, handmade items and experiences. The Camden Pie-Themed Scavenger Hunt runs 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Visit venues in downtown Camden to collect pie samples and “letters” to be unscrambled for the secret pie-themed phrase – then enter your ballot into the gift basket raffle. $15 (kids under 10 free). The 15th Annual Pies on Parade Tour runs 1-4 p.m. Sunday, with 28 Rockland venues serving over 55 types of pies, sweet and savory. $30 adults; $15 for kids under 10. Tickets (including combo tix for both paid events) are at PiesOnParade.com and at the Historic Inns of Rockland: Berry Manor Inn, LimeRock Inn and Granite Inn.
  • Annual Robert Burns Night in Belfast, Saturday, Jan. 26, at United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring Street. Maine Celtic Celebration hosts the night, which begins with a traditional scotch tasting from 4-5:30 p.m., followed by an evening of food (including haggis), a cash barn and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for best traditional dress and Burns poetry recitals. Doors for supper open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Tix for the whisky tasting and dinner are $35 in advance and $40 door; for dinner only, they’re $20 in advance and $25 door. You can buy them at MaineCelticCelebration.com and at Left Bank Books on Church Street in Belfast.
  • “From Chinese Streets to American Homes: International Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption,” Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. at Camden Public Library. China is said to have the planet’s third-largest dog population, thanks to its booming middle class. It also has the same problems as the U.S. with puppy mills, strays, abandoned pets and trafficking in stolen dogs. Learn how Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue is one of a handful of organizations bringing some of these dogs to the U.S. for adoption in this free public talk that is a run-up to the 32nd annual Camden Conference set for Feb. 22-24.
  • “Living in China, An Architectural Perspective,” Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. In this free talk presented by the Camden Conference, Brooke Harrington will discuss traditional dwellings of selected regions and Judith Bing will present the transformed design of housing in modern China. Both are professors emeriti of architecture.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Miners Creek at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Room Concert Series. People of all ages are welcome to the evening of toe-tapping bluegrass fused with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin, Appalachian, gospel and blues.
  • Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos at Strand Theatre, Rockland, at 7:30 p.m. The folk/rock/reggae singer who has fronted State Radio and Dispatch brings his show to the Strand. With opener Brooke Annibale. $30 advance; $35 door.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Wayne DeLano and David Clarke at Camden Opera House Blue Café, 7:30 p.m. Sax player DeLano, who’s toured with Chaka Khan, Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson, plays in the third-floor cafe. Clarke brings his guitar – he plays in nearly a dozen local bands. Bar by 40 Paper. Free admission; donations taken.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • VoXX Concert Series: “A History of Sacred Choral Music,” the a cappella vocal ensemble focuses on western European music drawn from Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions as they wrap up their January series at 7 p.m. Saturday at United Farmers Market of Maine in Belfast – with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. – and 2 p.m. Sunday at Phippsburg Congregational Church – with a pre-concert talk at 1:30 p.m. $15 at the door. FMI: VoiceOfTwenty.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • Whitehead/Dean Group Returns to FOG Bar & Cafe, 328 Main Street in Rockland, at 7 p.m. Mike Whitehead on trumpet/flugelhorn, Jason Dean on drums, Glen DuBose on base and Mitch Markowitz on guitar.
  • By the Bay Jazz Trio in Rockport, at Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial Street, Rockport, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Arrangements of classics from Hollywood and Broadway, and from the Golden Age of American Song, as well as numerous Latin rhythm standards by Dennis Gurgul of Tenants Harbor on percussion, Dick White of Washington on guitar, and vocalist Cindy Millar of Washington.
  • Maine’s Got Talent Open Auditions, for singers, bands and musicians of all types interested in being selected as one of 10 acts to compete for cash prizes at the 2019 event on March 9 at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. Auditions are open to Mainers and out-of-state students at Maine schools; you must be at least 16. Bands should bring light set-up and vocalists should bring a soundtrack. Auditions will be held Sunday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Empire Live Music & Events, 575 Congress Street (2nd floor) in Portland, and on Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 26 & 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Community Little Theater, 30 Academy Street in Auburn. FMI: 782-2150, Facebook.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Phog at Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street in Warren village. The two-man band will rock the cafe 6-8 p.m.

COMING UP:

  • Maine Songwriters Live Recording at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Friday, Jan. 25. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and recording will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Featuring Robbie Simpson and Mike Krapovicky. Free admission; donations welcome. And coming Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., The Boneheads & the Holy Mackerels. The annual gathering of fishy friends will feature Bob Colwell, Mark Stover, Steve Jones, Paul D’Allesio, Scott Elliott, drummer Dicke “Do” and surprise guests. $10 advance tix at the box office. $15 tix online and at the door.

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 Open Mics second and fourth Fridays monthly at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, 1:30 p.m.

FILM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds,” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. David Abel’s documentary about how America and Canada are duking it out over the 277-square-mile Gray Zone in the Gulf of Maine, where more lobsters arrive daily as the fast-warming Gulf pushes them north.
  • “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. The 1957 flick about British POWs ordered by their Japanese captors to construct a bridge of strategic importance. $10 at the door includes popcorn before and wine and cheese after the screenings.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 — THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Bumblebee,” “Instant Family,” “Mary Queen of Scots.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Vice.” BoothbayCinema.org.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Green Book.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Favourite.”

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Celebrating the Silents at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Classics are offered free of charge Friday afternoons in January at 2 p.m. This week: D. W. Griffith’s 1915 Civil War epic “The Birth of a Nation” about two families on opposite sides. Coming on Jan. 25: “City Lights.”
  • “First Monday in October,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (Academy building). January is Walter Matthau Month and it continues with him playing a widowed doctor having trouble getting back into the dating game.
  • “Frankenstein,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. January’s theme of “fantasy” continues with the original 1931 screen adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel about a doctor who reanimates a human stitched together from stolen body parts. After he abandons the creature and it is attacked by a mob of frightened townspeople, the question becomes: Who’s the real monster here?

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • “Blue Planet II” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. After last year’s successful showings of BBC’s “Blue Planet” series, the theater is screening “Blue Planet 2” on Saturday mornings through February 2. This week: Episodes 4 and 5, “Big Blue” and “Green Seas.” All screenings are free.
  • Exhibition on Screen Presents “Degas: Passion for Perfection,” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, the film tells the fascinating story of the artist’s pursuit for perfection by experimenting with new techniques and studying past masters. $15 adults; $13 LT members; $5 under 19.
  • Reels & Wheels Monthly Film Series Kicks Off, at Owls Head Transportation Museum, at 6 p.m. with “The World’s Fastest Indian.” It stars Anthony Hopkins as a motorcycle fanatic from New Zealand who dreams of doing something big and fast, but can he succeed on a 47-year-old bike? The series will showcase timeless transportation topics with movie screenings and insights from industry experts. Tickets are free for members; $5 adults; free under 19.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • The Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: La Bayadere, 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The high-def same-day capture of Moscow’s famed ballet company dancing a story full of forbidden love, death and vengeful judgment in India. $15 adults; $10 college students with ID and those under 19.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Met Opera Encore: Cilea’s Adriana Lecourveur, 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Anna Netrebko sings the title role in the story of a real-life French actress who mesmerized 18th-century audiences.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • “Minding the Gap,” 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. The Points North Institute and the opera house kick off the 2019 CIFF Selects series with the Academy Award short-listed feature documentary about three young men who bond to escape their volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decades-long friendship. $10 adults at the box office or in advance at PointsNorthInstitue.org; free for students under 18 or with a college ID.

ARTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Favorite Book Discussion at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3-4 p.m. Talk about your favorite books from the library’s collection, enthuse with fellow bookworms, and find your next read while enjoying tea and cookies.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Public Reception to Open “Boxes to Die For” in Rockport, at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, corner of Route 90 and Mill Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. The curated exhibit of artist-made urns and coffins in wood by 30 makers will be displayed through April 10.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • Auditions for Mamma Mia, at Bangor Opera House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Penobscot Theatre Company is casting starring roles and ensemble parts. Roles are paid and housing is available. Prepare 32 bars of a rock ballad, and bring a picture, resume and sheet music. Performers may be asked to learn a short dance combination, so dress appropriately. Send an email to casting@PenobscotTheatre.org, with Mamma Mia in the subject line, if you plan to audition.
  • Reception to Open “Lore” at the Perimeter Gallery, in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main Street in Belfast, 5:30 to 7 p.m. New work by Portland artist Christopher Patch that focuses on the transformational power of alchemy. It hangs to March 10.
  • Auditions for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, at Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast. Midcoast Actors’ Studio holds them Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., with call-backs on Monday, January 28, also 6 to 9 p.m. Cold readings from the script and some movement – so dress comfortably. Casting is for all parts except Christopher and Ed. Details at MidcoastActors.org.
  • 2-Day Technical Painting Workshop in Rockland, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Farnsworth Art Museum offers it at Gamble Education Center, corner of Union and Grace streets. Jane Bianco will lead the workshop inspired by FAM’s Maine and the Index of American Design exhibit. Use watercolors and gouache to emulate techniques used by artists during the Depression to illustrate items in the Index. All supplies except brushes will be available. $98 ($86 Farnsworth members).

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Jumpstart January Continues at Camden Public Library, the series of workshops for adults, with “Sketching with Watercolor & Ink” with Heather Davis on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. “Sew Your Own Tote Bags” with Amy Hand and Lindsay Pinchbeck will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. “The Decorated Handwritten Letter” with Rita Swidrowski will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. $10 materials fee for each. Call the library to register: 236-3440.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Opening Reception for Group Show at Damariscotta River Grill, Damariscotta, 4 to 5:30 p.m., with works by 18 of the Pemaquid Group of Artists. Meet the artists and snack on Chef Rick Hirsch’s hors d’oeuvres. The show runs Jan. 22 to March 12.
  • “Word Art – Word Play” at the Art Loft in Rockland, 385 Main Street, Suite 9. Photographer and mixed-media artist Amy Wilton leads classes in January with a focus on words used as, in and around art. This week: make a mixed media piece with words incorporated into the fabric of the work. Classes run 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. Members free; $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers.

COMING UP:

  • Gallery Opening and Wine Tasting at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland, Friday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. Eve Hupper’s photographs are displayed and reception attendees are invited to taste various wines at the free event.
  • New Day for Catching Up with the Classics Book Group, at Rockland Public Library – it will now meet the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. New members are welcome to the group facilitated by Mary Ann Giasson. Next up, on January 28, two pieces by Virginia Woolf: “To the Lighthouse” and “A Room of One’s Own.”

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018” through March 3.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” through February 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” through March 24.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Jane Banquer: Habitats, Inhabitants,” “Ilana Welch: Extracts” and “Berri Kramer: Oh, So It’s You Again” through March 1.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” through October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” through 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,” through March 28.

FOOD & DRINK

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, Academy building, Main Street, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The library continues its monthly teas to celebrate its friends and neighbors. Sweet and savory treats and hot tea will be served. Nonperishable food, personal care items and pet care items will be collected for the Martin Luther King Jr. food drive.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • Benefit Dinner and Auction at Thompson Community Center, 51 South Union Road in Union. Dinner will be served 5-7 p.m., followed by the auction, with Mary Winchenbach, the “Moose Tirdy Lady.” All proceeds will support the family of Matthew Adams, who recently lost his 9-year-old son, Kolby, in an auto accident. FMI: 975-3681.
  • Souper Supper & Cake Auction at Appleton Village School, 737 Union Road (Route 131), from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The fundrasiser for Appleton Library will feature tasty soups, delectable cakes, live music by The Extension Chords, and the announcement of Volunteer of the Year. Rosey Gerry will wield the gavel. Tix are $8 adults; $5 under 6; $25 families.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • Benefit Dinner and Raffle at Rockland Elks Lodge, Rankin Street, at 1 p.m. It will help out Rockland Police Officer Ken Smith and his family. The Smiths’ baby daughter is at Boston Children’s Hospital with a heart condition.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Sourdough Baking Class at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bill Babb gives the 411 on caring for sourdough starter, kneading, mixing, shaping and slicing, and he will demonstrate two ways to bake. With starter culture to take home. $45 per person; $25 Y members; $23 Y family members.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • “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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • Author of “The New Mediterranean Diet” at Rockland Public Library, 2 p.m. Food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins will explain what the diet is and tell why it’s an easy and delicious way to eat healthfully. Copies of that book and her “Virgin Territory” will be available for sale and signing.

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 North-port 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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference in Portland, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn By the Bay. Maine Real Estate and Developers Association hosts the conference geared toward builders, developers, brokers, attorneys, architects, engineers, municipal leaders, bankers and accountants. Nearly 900 real estate experts are expected to attend. Register at MEREDA.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Browntail Moth Presentation in Boothbay Harbor, 3 p.m. at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road. Maine Forest Service Entomologist Tom Schmeek and District Forester Morten Moesswilde will teach you how to identify and manage the pest that has made its way into the midcoast, leaving people itchy and damaging trees. Free. Registration: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
  • Erickson Fields Teen Agricultural Crew Presentation, 3:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. The public is invited to learn about the Teen Ag Crew that grows 30 crops in a four-acre garden at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. Last year, the crew produced 30,000 pounds of vegetables that were distributed to eight food relief agencies in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties as well as to MSAD 28, Quarry Hill Retirement Community and local restaurants. RSVP: jalbury@mcht.org, 236-2739.
  • Program on Edible Landscaping, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Aaron Parker of Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth – which specializes in edible and medicinal plants – will tell you how to convert your yard into an edible oasis. His free public talk is the first of three in the winter series cohosted by the library and Belfast Garden Club.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • Worm Bin Harvesting Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at 6 p.m. Vermiculturist Jock Robie will teach beginners how to use earthworms to odorlessly and naturally digest kitchen waste into useful soil amendments for flower and vegetable gardens. Current vermicomposters are encouraged to meet up and harvest the season’s castings. Sign up by calling 236-2239 or emailing info@merryspring.org.
  • Browntail Moth Presentation at Palermo Community Library, 2789 Route 3, at 6:30 p.m. Eleanor Groden, professor of entomology at UMaine, will discuss the health hazards presented by browntail moths and recommend management strategies. The library has an extendable tree pruner that patrons can borrow to remove browntail moth winter webs from their trees.

COMING UP:

  • 4th Annual Seed Swap and Saving Seeds Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Knox & Lincoln Counties Extension, 377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro. The free workshop starts with Master Gardener Jean Vose giving a short slide show covering the history and reasons for saving seeds. Swap rules: no hybrid or GMO seeds; bring perennial, annual or biannual flower, herb or veggie seeds and their growing instructions such as full sun, moist soil, etc. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. Snow date: Saturday, Feb. 2. FMI: 563-7564, godslove@tidewater.net.

FAIRS & SALES

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Second Day of “Wanderlust” Online Auction, presented by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Register to place bids before the auction starts at 10 a.m. Go to ThomastonAuction.com for more info and to see the lots.

COMING UP:

  • Indoor Yard Sale at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street (across from the Keag Store) in South Thomaston, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Furniture, clothing, household goods, crafts, sports equipment and more, plus free coffee and donuts. FMI: Priscilla Torpey at 571-277-5184 or the church at 594-5518.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Frogs and Pollywogs to Focus on Footprints in the Snow, 10-11 a.m. at Damariscotta River Association’s Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Kids will check out animal footprints in the snow and make a plaster cast to take home in the monthly series for preschoolers and their caregivers. $3 per child; free for younger siblings. Registration: DamariscottaRiver.org or 563-1393.
  • Winter Story Trail at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road in Boothbay Harbor. Families are invited to read a family friendly book as they hike at the Boothbay Region Land Trust preserve, where illustrated signs will be posted along the one-mile loop throughout January. It’s free – just park at the preserve and follow the signs.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

  • 5th Annual C.B.A.R.F. Community Art Party at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children and adults are invited to arm themselves with packing tape to turn a collection of boxes into whatever structures may arise at the “Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun” party. The main event will take place in the downstairs Fallout Shelter, but younger kids who might prefer building on a small scale with materials suited for little hands are invited to the Bridge Studio. The event is free for artists of all ages. All kids must be with an adult.
  • Free Superhero Skate Night at Midcoast Recreation Center, Route 90, Rockport, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids are invited to dress as their favorite superhero for the family fun that is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Rockland.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • Central Lincoln County YMCA Travel Basketball Team Tryouts, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. for grades 3 & 4 and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 5 & 6 at the Y, Main Street in Damariscotta. Each team will compete against other travel teams. They will have a minimum of two practices per week and tournaments will be held primarily in March. For more info and the fee structure, contact Joe Clark at jclark@clcymca or 563-9622.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Child & Me Yoga Movement at Carver Memorial Library, in Searsport, at 10:30 a.m., for children 0-6 with their caregivers. Move, stretch and strengthen your bodies together. Taught by Maria Jacobs from Kids Unplugged.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the ongoing 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: Winter themes, scenes and sports!
  • 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Class Offered in Rockland, at Rockland South School, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 and 29. Knox County Child Abuse Prevention Council offers it to parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 12. Learn how to strengthen the relationship with your kids, while controlling negative behavior and encouraging good behavior. A light meal will be served, childcare is available, and everything is free. Register by calling Helen Rogers at 930-9445 or 338-6675, or email hrogers@brmaine.org.
  • Preparing for Childbirth, Tuesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street in Rockport. Join Leah Kohlstrom, doula and childbirth educator, to learn about childbirth, including how to plan for delivery, the stages of labor and caring for your newborn. $60 for mother and partner. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Discover Girl Scouts at Wiscasset Elementary School, 83 Federal Street, at 6 p.m. Parents or caregivers and girls from kindergarten through third grade are invited to learn what Girl Scouting is all about. FMI: GirlScoutsOfMaine.org, 888-922-4763.
  • Just for Kids Yoga in Belfast, Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 13, from 3:10 to 4 p.m. at Captain Albert E. Stevens Elementary School. Kids will move in and out of yoga poses and explore stories to teach them about happiness, anger, love and more. $20; family discounts and financial assistance is available. Register at JourneyToHe-alth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950.
  • Family Fun Yoga in Belfast, Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 13, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at Ananda Yoga and Wellness, 9B Beaver Street. The child-centered class will provide an intro to mindfulness in a fun, playful way for both kids and adults and emphasize movement, music and healthy self-awareness. $46. Sign-up: JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.

COMING UP:

  • Family Hike at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. Walkers will look for mammal tracks, identify trees by bark, and see Merryspring’s year-round freshwater springs as they hike through field and forest. The hike is part of the Free Family Program series. A limited number of snowshoes will be available for use.
  • Human Nature Series at Vose Library in Union, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the free class offered by Dirigo Learning and 4-H’s Human Nature Series to explore the local natural landscape. Youngsters will learn about animal tracks and signs, which they can explore further with a hands-on display in the Children’s Room. Kids should dress in warm clothes as the class will be held outside if weather permits. Register by calling 785-4733.
  • 10th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby at Lake St. George State Park, 278 Belfast-Augusta Road (Route 3) in Liberty, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All equipment and bait will be provided. Lunch and hot cocoa will be served. There will be a warming hut, an igloo and a hobo cooking demo. Register in the white barn before heading onto the ice. There will also be a fat bike rodeo demo provided by Midcoast Conservancy, and a trailer with skis, snowshoes, ice skates and sleds to borrow. Hosted by Maine Department of Agriculture, conservation and Foresty, Bureau of Parks and Lands. The cost is $1.50 for kids 12 and up; free for those under 12 and over 65.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for all ages.
  • 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, all at 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, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. 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. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.
  • 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.
  • Stockton Springs Community Library: Story Time, first Saturdays to April 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Story Time includes a story, activities and a light lunch. Lego Club, 4-5 p.m. third Thursdays to March 21. The focus age group is 4-10, but all ages are welcome. Duplo and Mega Blocks available for builders 3 and under. No need to register.
  • 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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Second Pre-Hearing Conference on Proposed Power Corridor in Maine, 1 p.m. in Department of Environmental Protection’s Response Training Room, 7 Chimney Lane, Augusta. The pre-hearing conference on Central Maine Power’s proposed New England Clean Energy Connect – a swath of power lines running through Maine from Canada to Massachusetts – is open to the public for observation only; they’ll get a chance to speak once a public hearing is scheduled. FMI: 446-8823, bill.hinkel@maine.gov.
  • Belfast Bay Watershed Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Everyone is invited to meet, greet, eat, vote on board members, and hear what’s been done lately in the watershed with trails, education, research and water quality.
  • Beginner Line Dancing Class in Belfast, Thursdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Captain Stevens Elementary School. No partner or dance experience is required. $26. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Night of Joy at Water of Life Lutheran Church, Route 1 in Newcastle, 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome at the service designed to include people with learning disabilities and their loved ones.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • Hike at Main Stream Preserve in Stockton Springs, 9 to 11 a.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust hosts its monthly Hike-the-Guide outing at the preserve on the Stockton Springs/Prospect line. The 1.6-mile loop meanders through riparian habitat, dense fir forests, black cherry flood plains, fields and hemlock groves. The free hike is open to all ages. Email info@CoastalMountains.org to register so you can be contacted if the hike is cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Midcoast Ostomy Group to Meet, in Conference Room C at the rear entrance to Pen Bay Hospital Physicians Building, at 2 p.m. The speaker will be physical therapist Mark Potter. Anyone with an ostomy or who wants to learn more is welcome. FMI: Wally Heathcote, 785-4727, whandmh@tidewater.net.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • Local Citizens for Smart Growth Organizational Meeting, 4 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The group will discuss concerns about the proposed industrial, land-based Nordic Aquafarms fish farm in Belfast, including its scale, location, traffic, water use, effluent, animal welfare and financial viability. Open to everyone.
  • Full Moon Hike at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pack a snack and a flashlight, put on shoes with good grips or bring snowshoes, and meet at the Egypt Road gate at 4:20 p.m. The hike will take 40 minutes each way to watch the moon rise over Little Dyer Pond and listen for owls and nighttime foragers. You can borrow snowshoes: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.
  • Full Moon Snowshoe at Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, in St. George, 6 p.m. Join Jocelyn Paquette for a one-mile hike, listen for owls, look for tracks, then go to her home at the edge of the quarry for hot drinks and sweet treats. She’ll describe how Georges River Land Trust is turning the quarry into a wildlife sanctuary. The free walk is open to 25 guests, who must register by January 18 by calling 594-5166, at which time they’ll be given directions to the meeting place.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • “Hats & More: What Did Your Ancestors Wear on Their Heads?” at Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Section. Plain or fancy, furry or feathery, hats have been popular for generations and certain styles on men, women and children can help researchers date photos. Knowing the era of a photo might also help to identify who was wearing that topper. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of hat-wearing people and to bring actual hats for the group to enjoy.
  • Essentials of College Planning in Belfast, at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3. The free workshops for adults cover admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. Workshops will be offered at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22; Monday, Feb. 4; and Tuesdays, Feb. 12 and 26. Maine Educational Opportunity Center hosts. Register by calling 800-281-3703 or visit meoc.Maine.edu.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Lunch and Learn at Spectrum Generations at the Y, at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, at 11:15 a.m. This one will feature Dr. Toby Clarkson of Boothbay Family Dentistry discussing dental health and aging. FMI: 563-1363.
  • CBD Oil Information Session at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland, 5 p.m. The Medicine Farm, a Maine-based organic hemp oil farm, will present info about cannabidiol in the co-op’s winter series of classes, lectures and other events.
  • Free Gentle Daily Detoxing Class, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller Street. Shabd Sangeet Khalsa will tell why small daily changes are the safest way to detox and give tips for staying motivated. Hosted by Belfast Co-op. Registration: 338-2532, jamie@belfast.coop.
  • Meeting of Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. It will be a planning meeting for 2019 and a discussion of bills submitted to the legislature for re-opening Maine vital records, clarifying the term “Ancient Burying Ground” and appointing cemetery caretakers.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • 20th Anniversary Party of Maine Farmland Trust in Belfast, 6 to 8 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. Look back at MFT’s milestones since 1999 and celebrate its founders and the members who shaped the group along the way. Hearty snacks from Belfast Co-op will be served with local beer and wine. See an interactive timeline of MFT and a retrospective of art shown at its gallery over the past 10 years. Guests will have a chance to win goodies from local farms and businesses. The party is free and open to everyone. RSVP: MaineFa-rmlandTrust.org, 338-6575.
  • Women’s Recovery Residence Public Meeting in Camden, at Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 6 to 8 p.m. Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will share its plans for opening 63 Washington Street Women’s Recovery Residence. MCRC will be asking people to join a Community Advisory Committee or its board of directors. Meanwhile, the nonprofit will continue to seek donations to sustain the house while applying for funding and grants.

COMING UP:

  • Celebration at Medomak Valley Land Trust, 25 Friendship Road in Waldoboro, on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. MVLT celebrates its merger with Midcoast Conservancy. Staff will be on hand to talk with anyone interested in Midcoast Conservancy’s work caring for land and trails stretching from Bristol and Friendship to Montville, as well as the watersheds of Medomak and Sheepscot rivers and Damariscotta Lake.
  • Shambhala Level I Meditation Training, at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, from 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, to mid-day on Sunday, Jan. 27. It is open to everyone by donation. Registration: Cynthia Trone at 594-1694 or RocklandShambhala@gmail.com.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Open House at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The library thanks its Friends and volunteers. Everyone is invited to see the new Large Print reading area and Book Nook shop. Share your ideas and vision for the library, and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer. Refreshments will be served.
  • 2nd Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Swap at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get a Puzzle Buck good for one puzzle for every puzzle you bring to the library. You can also buy any puzzle for $2. There will be coffee and a bake sale to benefit the After-School Program.
  • Talk by Clinical Aromatherapist at Good Tern Co-op’s Bagel Cafe, 754 Main Street in Rockland, Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nancy Lubin will discuss essential oils made from plants desired for their fragrance and therapeutic properties. She’ll discuss their effects on different aspects of anxiety and tell how to use them at home, at work and while traveling. Free; donations appreciated.
  • Free “Access Wellness” Group Training Sessions, at Stockton Springs Community Library, on Sunday, Jan. 27, and again Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 1-2 p.m. Participants will explore sources of trustworthy health information on the Internet and in the library’s expanding collection, as well as materials available through interlibrary loan. One-on-one sessions on everything from chronic conditions such as diabetes to reproductive health will also be offered. Register ahead of time by calling 567-4147 or at the library.

ONGOING:

  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. FMI: 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. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • 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. FMI: Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers, 230-0042.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street (behind Rockland Library). Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. FMI: 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. FMI: 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Chair Yoga with David Erickson, Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Residence at Tall Pines, 24 Martin Lane, Belfast. Free and open to the public.
  • 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 (Route 126), Jefferson. FMI: 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 onThursdays, 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery on Wednesdays, 6 p.m. SMART Recovery on Fridays, 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. FMI: 218-7256.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 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. FMI: 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. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. FMI: 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. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. FMI: 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. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • 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. FMI: 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. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 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.