NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Meet-and-Greet with Service Dog Commander, 5 p.m. at Carver Memorial Library, in Searsport. Meet the 4-year-old boxer mix and his handler, Andrea. He is a task-trained service dog specializing in medical alert. Commander will also be at the library later in the month so children can practice reading aloud to him in the Paws to Read program.
  • “Just the Facts,” 6 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Beckie Delaney shares some tools to fact-check the day’s news and items in social-media feeds.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • “Maine’s First Floating Artist Residency: The Village Canoe,” 6 p.m. at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Late last summer, 10 artists paddled two 30-foot canoes down the Penobscot River to Penobscot Bay, camping and creating in an art-residency program. The program will offer the scenes and people that inspired the artists to re-think familiar Maine landscapes on their Bangor-to-Brooklin expedition, exploring themes of wilderness and community along the way. Donation of $10 suggested.
  • “Climbing the Seven Summits: The Highest Mountains on Each Continent,” 6:30 p.m. at Vose Library, Union. College professor Mark Milewski summited Indonesia’s 16,024-foot Mount Carstensz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea last summer and completed a mission he started in 2007 – to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Only 160 people in the world have successfully achieved this goal. Refreshments and conversation will follow. His talk kicks off this season’s free Armchair Adventure Series at the library.
  • “Not Worth a Continental,” 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. Brad Hennemuth gives a free talk on currency that financed the American Revolutionary War. According to Hennemuth, when the colonies of the New World united to declare independence from Britain, they were broke. The future United States had to beg, borrow, steal, and print money in order to fund its war against the king. Hennemuth will tell the story of the people who accomplished it. He lives in Lincolnville and has been a coin collector for more than 30 years.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Community Nights Party, at the Gautschi Center, 8 Elm Street, Rockland, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited for hors d’oeuvres, by Cafe Miranda, and a cash bar in the third-Thursday series where Cafe Miranda teams up with the community to showcase a nonprofit. This month, a portion of proceeds goes to New Hope for Women, dedicated to eradicating domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in the midcoast. Tickets are at CafeMiranda.com.
  • “The Impact of Language: How Do We Talk and Write About Domestic Violence?” 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Kelly O’Connor of New Hope for Women looks at the premise that traditional and social media have a growing influence on the ways in which people learn, write, and talk about domestic violence. She’ll lead attendees on an exploration of the power of language, how we talk and write about domestic violence, and how this impacts the way we engage with survivors and perpetrators. Her interactive presentation is given in the runup to the 2020 Camden Conference in February – The Media Revolution: Changing the World.
  • Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Coastal Acidification, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Sarah Gladu will discuss coastal acidification, the necessity of long-term water-quality data, and observations that have been made through a citizen science intitiative with respect to estuarine water quality from Harraseeket to Rockport Harbor.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “Finding Lost Family: One Son’s Journey,” 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 64 Old County Road, Rockport. Professional genealogoist Jesse Casas gives a program on how he discovered his father’s birth parents and family and shares the tools and techniques he used, incuding DNA analysis. Refreshments served.
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone in Belfast, at The Crosby Center. Midcoast Actors Studio puts on the Tony Award–winning play about a woman in a cafe who realizes the owner of the ringing cell phone at the next table is dead. She answers it and gets sucked into the relationships he left behind with his wife, his family, his mistress, and his shady business partners. Performances are this weekend and next at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 adults, $13 srtudents, but the play is not for young children.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • “Tales from Behind the Canvas,” 3 p.m. at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast. Kim Yesis talks about and signs her book “Side by Side, Tales from Behind the Canvas.” It tells how she helped her husband, Peter, at age 50 turn from being an engineer to becoming an internationally known painter of realism. Kim struggled to maintain them through the years it took him to succeed, then drew from their experience to realize her own artistic dream of becoming a writer.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • “David Cheever Presents: Ready or Not — Statehood Comes to Maine,” 2 to 4 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Cheever delves into the little-known facts that influenced the formation of the State of Maine. His talk is first in a monthly Sunday series this winter, cohosted by Camden-Rockport Historical Society.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • Grand Opening of The Commons, at 158 High Street in downtown Belfast. Representative Jan Dodge will cut the ribbon just after noon, followed by an open house with refreshments until 2 p.m. Four organizations have come together to open the space: Local Citizens for SMART Growth, Belfast Area Community Rights, Midcoast Maine Extinction Rebellion, and Friends of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area. Groups or individuals pursuing climate, environmental or social justice are invited to learn more.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Candlelight Walk and Gathering, with the walk starting at 4:30 p.m. at the post office and proceeding to the First Church, on Spring Street, for a gathering with music, readings from King’s work, and commemoration of struggles for racial justice. The keynote speaker is Desiree Vargas, community organizer, racial justice activist, speaker and writer.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • “A Trip to the Arctic,” at noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wildlife photographer Carla Skinder will showcase photos of wildlife, birds, and landscapes of the Arctic Circle taken on her journey in late 2019. She’ll tell stories about the people and places she met along the way. Skinder is an amateur wildlife photographer who has traveled the world capturing nature. She is a retired nurse who has relocated to the midcoast and currently serves on the Merryspring board of trustees. Admission to Merryspring’s Winter Talk series is $5, and free for members of Merryspring.
  • Pearl Benjamin on “Making Change with Gen Z,” at 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. In the free Camden Conference talk, the Watershed School student and journalist describes the generational divide in modern media and activism as seen from a teenager’s perspective. She’ll discuss the importance of young voices in today’s politics and how every generation can get involved in fighting for a brighter future. Benjamin writes the “Seen and Heard” column for the Camden Herald on issues pertinent to teenagers such as climate change, school policy, gun violence, and more. She is a cofounder of local action network Maine Teen Advocacy Coalition and serves on the Town of Camden’s Energy and Sustainability Committee.

COMING UP:

  • “Reading Plays Together at Carver Memorial Library,” Cold Comfort Theater brings its first readers’ theater event to Carver Memorial Library, in Searsport, on Wednesday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to listen or participate by reading aloud – no performance or theater experience needed. Zafra Whitcomb will lead participants in reading “Heroes of a Fourth Turning” by Will Arbery. Light refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public.
  • “Summering with Vultures,” on Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Rockland. Join birder Don Reimer for an inside look as a vulture pair raises two downy chicks from egg to fledged independence. Maine’s turkey vulture numbers have expanded immensely since the state’s first nesting pair was discovered in Camden in 1982. Reimer’s talk will trace weekly progress and changes at the nest site throughout the 2019 summer season. The talk will be held the next night if the weather is bad. Go to mainecoastislands.org or call 594-0600 for weather updates.
  • “Explosive Personalities in Waldoboro Shipbuilding & Adventures on the Five Master Cora Cressey,” Thursday, January 23, 1 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth – Miles Campus), Damariscotta. Mark Biscoe tells of George Welt’s attempts to revive wooden shipbuilding in Waldoboro in 1900, his courting of William Palmer, a Massachusetts schoolteacher turned businessman, and the evolution of their efforts. And he describes the 1928 adventures of Harvard student Russel Seaver’s adventures working while onboard Cora Cressey. The program is free and open to the public.
  • “The Ammassalik Expedition 2019: Adventures on the East Coast of Greenland and the Arctic Ocean,” at Camden Public Library on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. Early last June, local businessman Daniel Bookham got a cryptic message from an Icelandic friend asking him to call her. Six weeks later he was bobbing in a 24-foot boat on the Arctic Ocean off Greenland, 500 miles from the nearest humans, and scanning the shoreline for Inuit and Norse ruins. In his talk, Bookham will unveil what the expedition found, saw, and experienced.
  • “The Front Page: A History of the News from Town Criers to TV – 100 Minutes with Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco,” on Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m. at Portland Public Library; Friday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Opera House; and Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The pair are back for their 13th History Roadshow. Each year they choose a topic relevant to the subject of the Camden Conference. Consistent with this year’s theme, The Media Revolution: Changing the World, they introduce Jean-Paul Marat, journalist of the revolution; Benjamin Day, the first media tycoon (everyone before him in the newspaper business went broke); William Lloyd Garrison, who had to be jailed to avoid a lynching for his outrageous opinions; author, publisher, escaped slave, and miscegenist Frederick Douglass; Ed Murrow and the Murrow Boys; Lawrence Gobright, who best articulated the ethic of journalism; and the shadowy James Thompson Callender, America’s first investigative reporter and the first to pay for practicing that trade with his life. The shows are free.
  • A Recitation from Memory of T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” by John Farrell, artistic director of Figures of Speech Theatre in Freeport, on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. First undertaken in 2011 with permission — rarely granted — from Eliot’s estate, Farrell’s recitation of “Four Quartets” affords audiences an opportunity to immerse themselves in Eliot’s literary masterpiece, a complex meditation on time, memory, and experience itself. Farrell has performed the poems throughout the U.S. and Canada. Figures of Speech Theatre, cofounded by Farrell and his wife, Carol, has toured the world for more than 35 years with works of drama, poetry, sculpture and dance. A conversation with Farrell will follow.
  • 16th Annual Pies on Parade in Rockland and Camden, the weekend of January 24 to 26, with a Friday night Silent Auction and Pie Gala, the Saturday Pie Scavenger Hunt in Camden, and the Pies on Parade Pie Tour on Sunday from 1 to 4 in Rockland. Funds raised will help midcoast Maine families who are facing food insecurity and need help staying warm this winter through the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, Energy Assistance and Child Hunger programs and One Less Worry. For the full schedule, visit PiesOnParade.com or call 596-6611.
  • Appleton Library’s Annual Souper Supper, Saturday, January 25, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Appleton Village School, Route 131. With band Callahan Bridge, featuring Raelin and Kevin Callahan, and “a cake auction with Rosey Gerry. $8 ages 12 and up, $5 under 12, with a family cap of $25.

MUSIC

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Down East Singers Begins Spring Semester Rehearsals, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport, with registration and voice-placement checks for new singers starting at 6:15 p.m. The chorus meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. as it prepares Brahms’ “German Requiem” for its annual Memorial Day concert on May 25 at Camden Opera House. The membership fee is $65 per semester; high school singers sing for free. For more information, go to DownEastSingers.org or call 619-0413.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Meneses and Galbraith in Music@Noon Concert in Rockland, noon at Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland. A rare collaboration between two Grammy-nominated soloists, Antônio Meneses, cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, and classical guitarist Paul Galbraith. The duo’s program includes a new arrangement of Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali’s (1906–1988) Sonata for Guitar and Cello, and “Five Places from an Imaginary Brazil,” written for the duo by young Brazilian composer André Mehmari. Presented in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum, Bay Chamber Concerts lunchtime concerts include a freshly prepared soup provided by Atlantic Baking Co. and free admission to the museum after the performance. Adults $30 ($3 ticketing fee at checkout), $10 under age 25.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Duo of John and Rachel Nicholas at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. They’ve been making music for more than 30 years – their songs are anchored in the history of folk, roots, and popular music. The duo’s 2016 EP “House of Dreams” spent seven weeks on WERU’s list of most-played CDs. Their songs “People Like Us” and “America, It’s You” were award-winning entrants in The Great American Songwriting Contest in 2009. They host a music series at Harbor Square Gallery and play with their band, The Lowdown, along with singer-songwriter David Dodson.
  • Mes Amis at Searsmont Town Library, 7 p.m. The trio led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth will play traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with many of Lynnworth’s original pieces. Harry Richter on guitar and Wells Gordon on upright bass round out the trio. Free. Snow date: January 23.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Sandy’s Dinner Concerts in January and February, at Sandy’s Blue Hill Cafe, 40 Main Street, Blue Hill, every Friday night, with dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and concerts from 7 to 9. This Friday, Chris Poulin plays jazz, blues, R&B, fusion and more, with Scott Cleveland at the piano. The cafe’s Facebook page has the full schedule and ticket prices.
  • VoXX: Voice of Twenty Concerts, this Friday at 7 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street, Belfast, with a preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Brunswick at Bowdoin College Chapel. They’ll perform Friday, January 31, at 7 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Tickets are $15 at the door, free for college students and those under 18.
  • Wayne DeLano Jazz Quartet at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The MaineMadeMusic series and Jazz in June present saxophonist, pianist, arranger and composer DeLano and his quartet. Tom Luther opens with a short set on piano. General admission tickets are $14 in advance at camdenoperahouse.com and $16 at the door. 40 Paper offers a cash bar before the show and at intermission.
  • Women in Harmony Presents Winter Concert: “The Right to Vote,” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church of South Portland, 301 Cottage Road. $15 on Eventbrite; $20 at the door.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs at Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of the Underdawgs. He has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country and has collaborated with Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, and Lenny Kravitz. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 show day. Lobby and balcony bars open.
  • Electric Bonfire at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, 416 Main Street, in Rockland, at 8 p.m. The four-man band based in Lincolnville plays original music as well as covers from classic American jam bands. Mitch Markowitz on guitar, Jason Dean on drums, Mike Whitehead on bass and John Luft on guitar. No cover.

COMING UP:

  • Palaver Strings in Bay Chamber Concerts Café Nights Series, Friday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at Union Hall, Rockport. “Looking through thin sunbeams and frosted windows, this concert finds warmth and comfort in the lengthening of the days” and includes “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” featuring violin soloist Nicholas Kitchen; Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight,” a musical meditation that juxtaposes desolation with pure beauty and gentleness; and Mendelssohn’s radiant “Octet for Strings,” which captures the promise of spring. Tickets include a glass of wine. Adults $30 ($3 ticketing fee at check-out), and $10 under age 25.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Third Friday Open Mics in Whitefield, Sheepscot General Store and Farm, 98 Townhouse Road, at 7 p.m.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and get feedback, collaborate.

FILM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • “Selma,” 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County shows the historical drama based on the 1965 voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis.The screening is free and all are welcome.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • All My Sons from London’s National Theatre, broadcast from The Old Vic to Rockland’s Strand Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Academy Award winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama set in 1947 America. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story, with a home and a thriving business. But their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. Running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes, including intermission. $12.50 general admission, $10.50 Strand members.
  • Netflix Oscar Contenders at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, on Thursdays, starting with “The Irishman” at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. The film tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a World War II combat veteran and truck driver turned Mafia hitman and union leader, looking back at the secrets he kept as a member of the Bufalino crime family and his possible involvement in the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. “Marriage Story,” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on January 23, looks at a couple breaking up and a family staying together. “The Two Popes,” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on January 30, tells the story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. $8 adults, $6 theater members and youth.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • “Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet,” 6:30 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland. Blessings tells the story of Buddhist teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche III and a group of Western students as they travel to the Nangchen region in Eastern Tibet in 2005. The purpose of their journey was to meet the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns, 3,000 women who live and practice an ancient yogic tradition in nunneries and hermitages scattered across the remote, mountainous region. There will be tea and a discussion following the movie, first in a series of movie nights on the third Friday of every month at the Rockland yoga center. It is open to the public by donation.
  • “Laura,” 7 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix series. January’s movies honor film legends born in 1920. Gene Tierney, born on November 19, 1920, was one of the great leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood. In the suspense film “Laura,” she gave her most acclaimed performance as a mysterious missing woman who becomes the object of a detective’s obsession.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Met Opera Encore: Berg’s Wozzeck, 1 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. The 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei and soprano Elza van den Heever as long-suffering Marie. Bold staging features an apocalyptic wasteland.

COMING UP:

  • “Recorder: The Marion Sokes Project,” opens the 2020 CIFF Selects series on Wednesday, January 22, at 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. The award-winning documentary is about Marion Stokes, who for over 30 years obsessively recorded American television 24 hours a day, from the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979 to December 14, 2012, as the Sandy Hook massacre played while Stokes passed away. It’s shown by Points North Institute, a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers, and the Camden Opera House. $10 for adults, free for students, at the box office or in advance at PointsNorthInstitute.org. Screenings are free for students under 18 or with college ID.

AREA THEATERS:

  • ALAMO THEATRE, Bucksport. OldFilm.org, 469-6910.
  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. ColonialTheater.com, 338-1930.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. BoothbayCinema.org, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.

ARTS

  • CMCA Biennial 2020, at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, is open to artists at any stage of their career, with a connection to Maine. Work in all mediums will be reviewed. Jurors are Kate McNamara and Nina Johnson-Milewski. Submission window closes Friday, April 3. For guidelines on how to enter: CMCAnow.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Let’s Talk About It Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. Author Lee Heffner continues leading the series, entitled So Near & So Far: An Exploration of Cuban Literature, with “Dreaming in Cuban” by Cristina García, a “haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow.” The library welcomes anyone to join for one book or the whole series. Refreshments are served. Next month, the group will wrap up the discussion of Cuban literature with “Havana Red” by Leonardo Padura. Copies are available to borrow at the library.
  • Tuesday Book Club at Camden Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. This month the group will discuss “The Guest Book” by Sarah Blake. The club meets second Tuesdays monthly and welcomes new members.
  • “Art Lifts All” Panel Discussion at CMCA, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to everyone, it will look at art’s power to lift individuals, institutions and communities. Moderated by Vas Prabhu, director of education at Farnsworth Art Museum, and including Susan Danly, a former curator at Portland Museum of Art; Suzette McAvoy, CMCA’s executive director and chief curator; and Donna McNeil, director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation.
  • Jumpstart January: Papercutting, at Camden Public Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn the basic skills used in the ancient art of papercutting, then use sharp blades and paper to make designs. Templates will be available for use or participants can create their own. $10 materials fee. Registration: 236-3440.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • New Monthly Book Discussion Group at Rockand Public Library, kicks off this Wednesday at 3 p.m. The group will focus on critically acclaimed fiction from the past five years. The first book will be “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, which won the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction. The Washington Post describes Ward as “one of the most powerfully poetic writers in the country.” The group will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the library’s Board Room. For details, call Shane Billings at 594-0310.
  • Creative Art and Journaling at Camden Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Bring your own journal. Art supplies provided.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Seven-Week “Creating from the Inside Out” Class in Rockland, at Farnsworth Art Museum. Midcoast artist Erika Manning teaches it Thursdays, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., through the end of February. The class is designed to help students at all levels access a deeper sense of their creative selves through techniques inspired by Surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditoinal studio arts and yogic phiosopohy. Details are at FarnsworthMuseum.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • White-Line Woodcut Class with Belfast Artist Sally Brophy, noon to 4 p.m. at Local Color Gallery, 135 High Street in Belfast. Participants will learn about the process that originated on Cape Cod 106 years ago, as they create their own blocks and prints. Brophy has been making white-line woodblock prints for more than 20 years and her work is in the permanent collections of the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. $45 includes materials. Call 218-1249, email gallery@LocalColorGalleryMaine.com, or register in person at the gallery.
  • “Censored. Me. Really.” Opening at Carol L. Douglas Studio in Rockport, 394 Commercial Street, from 4 to 6 p.m. Douglas’s work from a 2014 show at a university gallery in Rochester, N.Y., is reprised, featuring large pieces dealing with the marginalization of women, and exploring religious submission, bondage, slavery, prostitution, obesity, and exploitation. College administrators saw the show and closed it down. The paintings have not been shown as a body of work since. The artist will give a short talk on the subject, the process, and the impact of censorship on her work.

COMING UP:

  • Talk by Midcoast Painter Scott Davis, at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, on Thursday, January 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Davis will talk about his exhibit “Seeing Things,” which hangs at the library January 22 to February 28. He lived and worked in New York City before moving to Maine in 1993. His geometric abstractions “encourage the viewer to engage and obtain a sense of seeing what is not there.” His work is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Williams College Museum of Art, Colby College Museum, and the Farnsworth Art Museum. He has received a solo show at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and has been included in two of the Rockand museum’s biennial exhibits.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Temporality: The Process of Time,” to February 23. “[On]Now Exhibition: Simulacrush,” to April 5.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9. “Andrew Wyeth: Witches, Ghosts and Mischief,” to March 1. “MAINE: The Farnsworth Collection,” to March 14. “Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice,” to April 12.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Babara Moran: Letter to the World,” to February 9.

ONGOING:

  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Knit2Together at Belfast Free Library, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Knitters and crocheters at every level are invited to drop in.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Knitting Group at Camden Public Library, second Tuesdays through June, 4 to 5 p.m. Bring your own project or try something new; supplies provided.
  • Warren Free Public Library, offers adult coloring Wednesdays at noon, and knitting every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and first Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Knit Wits Meet at Rockland City Hall Council Chambers, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Supplies provided for donation projects or bring your own. All levels welcome. FMI: call or text Jeanne at 908-887-0226.
  • Crafternoons at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. The group meets every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (with a larger group on third Thursdays) and invites people to bring their knitting, mending or crafting for conversation, questions and socializing.
  • Adult Coloring Club at Rockland Public Library, third Saturdays at 10 a.m. Free; all materials supplied.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Maine Agricultural Trades Show, at the Augusta Civic Center this Tuesday to Thursday. The show provides access to resources that empower farmers and rural communities, with more than 100 trade exhibitors and dozens of conferences. It is free and open to the public and has opportunities for all ages. The itinerary is at maine.gov/dacf/agtradesshow.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Worm Bin Harvesting Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at 6 p.m. Vermiculturist Jock Robie will speak about vermiculture, the process of using earthworms to odorlessly digest kitchen waste into useful soil amendments for flower and vegetable gardens. Current vermicomposters are invited to meet up and harvest the season’s castings. Beginners will get a crash course on how to start. The program is free. Those who wish to obtain free worm bins should register by January 14; donations to Merryspring are accepted. To sign up, call 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20:

  • “Learning About Bees – Is Beekeeping Right for You?” at Medomak Valley High School, in Waldoboro, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nobleboro beekeeper Jean Vose teaches the RSU 40 Adult Education class that summarizes essential information about honey bees, where to get them, what you need, how much time and investment is involved, and the challenges and rewards. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and opportunities to try out some beekeeping equipment. Register at msad40.maineadulted.org/course/learning-about-bees/ or call call 832-5389.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • “The State of the Birds: Decades of Change,” 2 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Belfast Garden Club invites the public to a free talk by Nicholas Lund of Maine Audubon on Maine’s continually changing bird populations. His talk and slide presentation will cover which species are disappearing and which are increasing. He’ll look into the future to identify what the outlook for Maine birds might be and address how gardeners can help protect birds. Lund has a column on the National Audubon Society’s website and is the author of TheBirdist.com. The Maine native holds a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

COMING UP:

  • MOFGA Winter Carnival & Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 26, noon to 4 p.m. at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association campus in Unity at 294 Crosby Brook Road. The potluck starts at noon. Bring a dish to share to the Exhibition Hall. Members will vote for the 2020 board of directors at 1 p.m. The Winter Carnival for the whole family will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. throughout the campus, with sledding, ice skating, potato printmaking, ice cream making and more. Snow date is February 9. Get weather upates on Facebook or at mofga.org; register there to get weather updates by email.

FOOD & DRINK

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • “Soup’s On!” in Camden, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, at noon on Wednesdays to March 25 (except when school is cancelled). The church hall opens for homemade soups (one vegetarian), bread, dessert and tea or coffee. Free; donations accepted. To learn more, 236-4821.
  • “Getting to Know Buckwheat and Millet,” 5:30 p.m. at Good Tern Co-op, 750 Main Street, Rockland. Abi Morrison gives the first in a winter cooking series, telling how to use buckwheat and millet in savory dishes and simple desserts. Learn how to prepare porridge, a polenta, and a hearty mushroom kasha. It is free and open to the public. Register by phone, 594-8822, or at the store.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • “My Grandmother’s Cooking: An Indian All-Vegetarian Dinner and Talk,” 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland. Dee Patel, Rockport resident and native of India, will prepare a dinner of all-vegetarian Indian food. She began cooking as a teenager in India under the tutelage of her grandmother. Her passion for cooking expanded to the creation of her own recipes within the tradition and then to the very recent opening of Namaste in Rockport. She will share her experience of coming to Maine, as well as her extensive knowledge of Indian spices and cooking. The public is welcome to the cultural and social evening, presented in English. $35. To register, visit penobscot.us or call 594-1084.
  • Benefit Dinner for Japan Exchange Program at Camden-Rockport Middle School, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rustica Cucina Italiana Restaurant in Rockland (snow date Thursday, January 30th). Chef (and Japan Exchange Program traveler parent) John Stowe will prepare a menu using fresh ingredients, making much from scratch, to provide a dinner that will help fund the travelers’ April trip. To make reservations for the night of dinner and drinks, kids in kimonos, and a 50/50 cash raffle, call 594-0015.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • Eight-Week Mindful Eating Group in Rockland, starts this Sunday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street. The drop-in, donation-based group facilitated by Beverly Feldt and Amy Wappler will draw from the book “Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food” by Jan Chozen Bays, MD. Participants will learn techniques to bring nonjudgmental awareness, curiosity, and compassion to food choices and habits. Each gathering will include reading, guided meditations, and discussion.

COMING UP:

  • Grow Your Own Microgreens, Wednesdays, January 22 to February 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Alchemist, 3D Beaver Street, Belfast. Join Kate Hall, owner of Graze, for the four-week class where you will learn about microgreens and how to incorporate them into your diet as you plant your own. Each week you’ll learn about the health benefits of your garden as you watch it grow. $26. Go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • Mid-Coast Audubon Outing at Pemaquid Point, in Bristol, on Saturday, January 25. Don Reimer will lead birders of all ages and abilities. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. From the lighthouse, common eiders and black guillemots are usually observable. Common loons, red-necked and horned grebes, and scoters are regulars in winter and a king eider is rare but possible. Besides the normal gull species, Bonaparte’s and laughing gulls may be present and black-legged kittiwakes are seen occasionally. eBird reports that 126 species have been seen there. For details, visit midcoast.maineaudubon.org.

ONGOING:

  • Community Produce Project, free healthy produce is given to all who arrive (not only people in need) from noon to 1:30 p.m. first Tuesdays of the month at Rockland’s Flanagan Community Center.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Just for Kids Yoga at Ash Point Community School in Owls Head, Tuesdays, January 14 to February 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. Children will move in and out of yoga poses and explore stories that teach about happiness, anger, love and more. $20; scholarships and family discounts are available. Registration: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 301-3950.
  • Just for Kids Yoga at Lincolnville Central School, Tuesdays, January 14 to February 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. $25; scholarships and family discounts available: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 301-3950.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes 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 invited to join in). All materials provided. This Tuesday: polar bears, pandas and pengins.
  • Girl Scouts of Maine Sign-Up Event in Owls Head, at Owls Head Central School, 54 Ash Point Drive, at 6 p.m. Potential members – girls in kindergarten through third grade – and volunteers can learn how scouting relates to the success of young women today and the important role that adults play.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Tour of Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. See the Waldorf method used in elementary and middle school classes. Register by January 14: 236-8021 or info@ashwoodwaldorf.org. All welcome, free of charge.
  • Just for Kids Yoga at Appleton Village School, 737 Union Street, Wednesdays, Jan-uary 15 to February 12, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. $25; scholarships and family discounts available: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Just for Kids Yoga at St. George Municipal School Unit, 65 Main Street, Wednesdays, January 15 to February 12, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. $25; scholarships and family discounts available. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Just for Kids Yoga in Rockport, at Camden-Rockport Elementary School, on Thursdays, January 16 to February 6, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. $20; scholarships and family discounts available. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.
  • Registration Open for Art Club for Children at Waldoboro Public Library, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on five Thursdays, January 16 to February 13, for students going into grades four to six. Each session will have a different art-making focus. Children will gain experience with tools, materials and techniques pertaining to the week’s project, and they’ll learn about noted artists and innovators in similar areas of art-making. Joyce Steel, a Waldoboro artist and teacher, will lead the fun. The program is free and limited to 15. To enroll, call or stop by the library. The deadline for enrollment is January 15.
  • Information Night at Watershed School, 1 Free Street, Camden, from 7 to 8 p.m. Prospective families, students, and anyone interested in learning more about the independent high school’s curriculum, personalized programs, community partnerships, application and admissions process, and financial assistance and scholarships are welcome. For more information, call 230-7341 or visit watershed-school.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Princesses at Coastal Children’s Museum, in Rockland, noon to 1 p.m. Elsa and Anna will lead a sing-along, crafts and fun. Polaroids will be available for $4 each. The program is included with the price of admission ($6) and free for memnbers.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Teen Ag Crew Presentation in Rockport, at 3:309 p.m. in Camden Hills Regional High School’s cafeteria, 25 Keelson Drive in Rockport. Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Teen Agricultural Crew gives a program on youth-led food security and access projects in the midcoast. FMI: aldermere@mcht.org, 236-2739.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes 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 invited to join in). All materials provided. This Tuesday the theme will be winter sports.

COMING UP:

  • Rockland Public Library Monthly STEM Workshop: Binary Bracelets, Wednesday, January 22, at 3:45 p.m. in the Community Room. Join Ms. Jessie, Miss Katie, and guest Mr. Shane to learn the basics of coding in a crafty way. You’ll get help coding your name in binary, the “language of computers,” and then bead a bracelet. Free and open to all. Kids under 10 must be with an adult.
  • “Mothers Who Farm” at MOFGA in Unity, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center, on Friday, January 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. Liz Moran of Darthia Farm leads a discussion for mothers about ways to juggle raising children and farming or homesteading. Find out what has or hasn’t worked for others, and learn about approaches you may not have considered. Bring a dish for the potluck dinner. It’s offered by Farmer to Farmer in the Field, which offers farmer-led, farmer-based education. Sign up at mofga.org.
  • Host Home Program Training in Rockland, Saturday, January 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Landing Place, 61 Park Street, Rockland. Learn the elements of providing a home for young people in need of shelter due to family conflict or other challenges in the daylong program led by Shelter Solutions Coordinator Ben Cooke. Lunch will be provided. The Landing Place is a comprehensive program of Knox County Homeless Coalition.
  • Winter Walk at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, Saturday, January 25, at noon. Nature-lovers of all ages are invited on the ecology walk. Guests will discover Merryspring’s hidden secrets, learn how to identify trees in winter, look for animal tracks, and enjoy a cold morning outdoors. Dress to walk in cold and snow for up to an hour. In case of deep snow pack, snowshoes may be advised. A limited number will be available to rent. the program is part of the Free Family Programs series. No sign-up is necessary. In the event of heavy snow, it will be rescheduled.

ONGOING:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time for kids of any age on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Belfast Free Library: Stay & Play Storytime for babies and toddlers Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10 a.m. Camden Public Library: Babbling Books for Busy Bodies on Mondays at 10 a.m. Book Time for Babies, newborn to age 2, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Friday Story Hour, for ages 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Damariscotta’s Skidompha Library: For newborn to age 5, Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Story Time and Craft on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: It’s Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Playtime on Mondays at 10 a.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime & Crafts on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Magic the Gathering Club for kids and adults first Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Creative Art Crew second Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Lego Club on third Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library, Story Time on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Searsport’s Carver Memorial Library: Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Thomaston Public Library: Storytime Hour on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Read-Aloud Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Free Public Library: Kids Arts & Crafts Club on second and fourth Mondays at 6 p.m. Washington’s Gibbs Library: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • “A Family for ME” Foster Care and Adoption Info Meetings, for people who have wondered about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent or adoptive parent. For the location and time of the next meeting: 615-6011 or AFamilyForMEMaine.org.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30 to 9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins okay.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14:

  • Concussion Support Group in Belfast, at Biscone Medical Building, 119 Northport Avenue, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Join facilitator Moriah Grant for the interactive support group where you can share your struggles with concussion; learn more about concussions, treatment and outcomes; and connect with others who have had similar experiences. The group is also available via telepractice. Email mgrant@wcgh.org for more info or to register. The group meets second Tuesdays monthly.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Free National Diabetes Prevention Program, meets for the first time this Wednesday at Picker Family Resource Center in Rockport from 7 to 8 a.m. The yearlong program helps people lower their risk for getting type 2 diabetes by encouraging healthier eating, being active, and getting the long-term support needed to stick with the changes. It meets once a week for 16 weeks, then once or twice a month for the rest of the year. To register, visit MaineHealth.org.
  • Restorative Yoga Class in St. George, Wednesdays, January 15 to February 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 47 Main Street Studio. This gentle class will help you stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. For all levels. $32.50: 301-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Wellness 2.0 Class in Rockport, Wednesdays, January 15 to 29, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street. This three-week class will provide an opportunity to pause, reflect and focus on yourself. Bring your own agenda and work on the wellness goals you choose. Health & Wellness Coach Vikki Swan will provide tools and guidance as participants support each other in achieving their goals. $19.50: 301-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16:

  • Belfast Senior College’s Winterim Session, will run Thursdays, January 16 to February 6. Morning sessions, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: “George Eliot’s Last Novel: ‘Daniel Deronda,’” “Ethical Theory: A Touchstone for Morality,” “Bird Brain: The Cognitive Skills of Birds,” “Twentieth-Century Sculptors,” “Pub Quiz,” “Eight Jazz Divas,” “Latin: An Overview,” and “Loving Boats.” Afternoon sessions, from 1 to 3 p.m.: “Civil War Reconstruction: Its Lasting Legacy,” “Late Quaternary Landscapes of the Belfast Area,” “Il les Leur Offre La: French Object Lesson,” “The Six Wives of Henry VIII,” “Winter Watercolor Workshop,” “Making a Living on the Bay,” and “Beginner iPhone and iPad for Seniors.” One-day classes, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., include “The Sequoia: A Guest Celebrity” on Wednesday, February 12; “Be Your Own Knitting Designer” on Friday, February 14; and “Fundamentals of Civic Discourse” on Thursday, February 20. Fees and sign-up instructions are at BelfastSeniorCollege.org.
  • Tai Chi for Wellness Class in Camden, Thursdays, January 16 to February 20, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive. Join instructor Adrienne Gallant, certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, for this beginner-level class to increase your strength, flexibility, balance and overall sense of well-being. $39: 301-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Free Nalaxone Training in St. George, Thursday, January 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 47 Main Street Studio. Naloxone is a life-saving medication used to counter the effects of heroin and prescription narcotics. The training will teach how to use naloxone to save the life of anyone experiencing an opioid overdose. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.
  • Beginner Line Dancing Class in Belfast, Thursdays, January 16 to March 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. (no class January 23 or February 13) at First Baptist Church, 95 High Street. Line dancing is a way to get moving with peppy music and easy dance patterns. Step-by-step line dances will be taught in this beginner class. No partner or dance experience required. $39. Sign up at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.
  • Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition Volunteer Appreciation and Round-up, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Everyone is invited to enjoy refreshments and appreciate the work of BBWC’s many volunteers, to attend a brief annual meeting to elect board members, and to review the year’s activities. The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition works to support conservation and stewardship of natural, scenic, and public-access resources of the Belfast Bay watershed through research, community-building, and education.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18:

  • Community Kirtan in Rockland, 6 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street. Ashok Nalamalapu, Cy and Melanie Scofield, and other musicians will lead the ancient Indian form of call-and-response chanting meant to uplift and heal the community. People of all faiths are welcome. No experience is needed. It is open by donation.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19:

  • Communityoga” with Lindsey George,” 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays beginning January 19 at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain Street, Camden. Suggested donation of $5. No need to register.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group to Meet, 3 to 4 p.m. (third Tuesday of each month) in Knox Center’s Rockland Room, 6 White Street, Rockland. The group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, call Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group to Meet, at 6 p.m. (third Tuesday of every month) at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Facilitated by Colleen Kinney, LICSW. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

COMING UP:

  • Mid-Coast Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, at Rockport Public Library on Wednesday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman will speak on “Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.” The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • “End Stage” with the Palliative Players, Wednesday January 22, at 1 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Through improvised, unscripted role playing, the players act out end-of-life scenarios and conversations and offer suggestions for talking with loved ones. Afterward, Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County will explain advance directives and some of the common sticking points, and how to get started. A full program on completing the Advance Health Care Directive will take place Wednesday, January 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library. Both are free. Call the library, 338-3884, for details.
  • Free Overview of “Improve Your Computer Skills” Classes, offered by NDEC & Island Institute on Thursday, January 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn about the National Digital Equity Center and its free classes in Belfast on “Aging Well with Technology,” “Quickbooks & Quickbooks Online,” “Wordpress,” “Microstoft Office,” “Internet Safety” and others.
  • “Conscious Living” Class in Belfast, Thursday, January 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital Classroom, 118 Northport Avenue. For those “tired of being trapped in old thinking patterns that make your body feel less than ideal,” the class will teach about common distorted thinking patterns that may be unconsciously adopted and learn mindfulness and meditation skills to help condition the body to a better-feeling state of being. $6.50. Call 301-3950 or go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register.

ONGOING:

  • Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland: 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.
  • Recovery Dharma in Rockland, at Rockland Shambhala, 14 School Street, Wednesdays and Sundays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Buddhist practices for healing the suffering of addiction. Donations taken.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group in Rockport, last Tuesdays of the month, noon to 1 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. 301-8880.
  • COPD Education and Support Group, last Wednesdays of the month, noon to 1 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. 301-8880.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. 338-6886.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Universalist Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaine-Democrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429, extension 702.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street. 354-6749.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Meditation in Camden, is offered at The First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, meditation and mindfulness practice in the Zen Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh every Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. And at Meetingbrook Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays at 6 p.m. And at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, meditation and mindfulness practice in the Zen Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sundays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (except in August). Beginners welcome. Free. Also at The Start Center, discussions on second Sundays at 10:40 a.m. of “The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh,” for beginners to Buddhism, Zen or meditation. Drop-ins welcome. Free; donations taken.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. By donation.
  • Meditation in Rockland, at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation. Drop-ins welcome. Donations taken.
  • Recovery Dharma in Rockland, at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Wednesdays and Sundays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Buddhist practices for healing the suffering of addiction. Drop-ins welcome. By donation.