NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • Take a Deep-Sea Dive in Rockland, at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street. Go along on a livestream of a remote-controlled vehicle as it weaves through undersea peaks and trenches in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, off New England, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer and her upcoming adventures is at oceanexplorer.noaa.gov.
  • “Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinema” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 2:30 p.m. The author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is interviewed in London about her career, her diverse range of best-selling books, and why she has returned to her handmaid story 34 years later with a new book, “The Testaments,” from which guests will read. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.
  • “Life on Mars,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Robert Klose on his latest novel, which takes a satirical look at the debate over evolution versus intelligent design. It “sheds the cleansing light of comedy on our pitiful times,” says fellow Maine novelist Monica Wood. Klose’s “Long Live Grover Cleveland” won a 2016 Ben Franklin Literary Award.
  • “From Fledgling to Flyer,” 7 p.m. at Waldoboro Public Library. Mimi Gough describes her memoir, based on letters her father wrote about his experiences in World War II, from enlistment to being a bombardier in the South Pacific. Her talk follows Friends of Waldoboro Public Library’s 5:30 p.m. meeting and potluck.
  • “The Scrimshaw Worm,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Daniel Dunkle on his new novel, set on an 1851 whaling ship lost at sea. After a mysterious woman is found adrift in a boat full of human bones and brought aboard, crew members begin dying aboard the Virgil Coffin. Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and The Camden Herald.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Climate Matters Town Hall in Thomaston, at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, at 6 p.m. Chloe Maxmin, the state rep who proposed a Green New Deal for Maine, talks about organizing to fight the climate crisis. Then break-out sessions are offered on specific issues such as protests and eco-socialsim. Hosted by Climate Matters Maine and Maine chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Open to everyone.
  • Threats to Wabanaki Basketmaking Topic of Talk, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Penobscot Nation member Dr. Darren Ranco on the work he and a team of researchers began in 2009 to brace for the arrival of the emerald ash borer and its effect on the Wabanaki tradition of using ash trees to weave baskets. The fast-spreading pest from Asia has killed millions of ash trees in the United States and was found in Aroos-took and York counties in 2018.
  • “From Stem to Stern: A True Life Adventure,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Yacht Club on the public landing in Harbor Park. Linda Petrat shares her adventures at sea, from skippering a 78-foot barge to sailing from Kittery, Maine, to Sarasota, Florida. Free.
  • “Exit 8,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. John Bragg’s second novel pits Vermont hill farmer Roland Tuttle against construction of a massive interstate highway, and the value of a family’s ancestry against the price of progress.
  • “Beguiled by the Wild: The Inside Scoop on the Outside Poop,” 7 p.m. Naturalist and storyteller Mike Shannon speaks at Cushing Historical Society, 17 Hathorne Point Road. He is a former director of National Audubon Ecology Camp on Hog Island and taught ornithology and ecology at Unity College before retiring. Free, donations to CHS accepted.
  • BikeMaine Stops in Belfast for Two Nights, for a camp-out at Steamboat Landing Park on the harbor, and everyone is invited to join the 450 bicyclists for Thursday’s Maine Outdoor Fim Festival at 8 p.m. and Friday’s concert by the Leaky Boot Jug Band at 7:30 p.m. The seaside stop is on days five and six of the seven-day ride – the full, winding route of over 300 miles is at BikeMaine.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • Behind Closed Doors Tour of Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street in Wiscasset. See the nooks and crannies that aren’t revealed on the usual tour from 10 to 11:30 a.m. $15 ($10 members of Historic New England). Tickets: HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • “Love Lies Bleeding,” at St. Paul’s Chapel, 1055 Dutch Neck Road, Waldoboro, at 6 p.m. Performance artists Anna Dembska, Susan Osberg and Andrea Goodman use an Inuit folk tale, the Tao, cosmic winds and a plant to explore love, mortality and renewal.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Airport Open House and Fly In, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Municipal Airport. Airplanes from throughout the U.S. will be flying in, including homebuilts, there will be free Young Eagle airplane rides for kids 8 to 17, and helicopter rides for a fee. The pankcake breakfast is 7:30 to 10 a.m. for $7, and during the day food trucks will offer burgers, hot dogs and ice cream. Rain date: Sunday, September 15.
  • Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over two dozen historic Maine Lighthouses will open their doors to some 15,000 visitors. Learn more at LighthouseFoundation.org.
  • Thorndike Bicentennial Celebration, to mark the 200th anniversary of the town’s founding, starts with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by children’s games, a chicken barbecue, music, history displays and vendors. Facebook has details.
  • Forever Farm Party in Washington, noon to 3 p.m. at Bo Lait Farm, 414 West Washington Road. Meet first-generation farmers Conor and Alexis MacDonald, who worked with Maine Farmland Trust to buy and protect Bo Lait dairy farm. With local snacks from Washington General Store, beer for sale from Oxbow Brewing and Odd Alewives Brewery, and music. RSVP: MaineFarmlandTrust.org, 338-6575.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

  • “Mainers on the Titanic,” 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Mac Smith on his book about Mainers on the ill-fated ship, and those on dry land, who followed the unfolding tragedy. Some passengers were wealthy people who summered on Mount Desert Island.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • Political Scientist Asks: “What Will Cyber Do to Our Thinking?” 7 p.m. Michael Roskin looks at the evolution of how we communitcate – from spoken to written to printed to broadcast – and asks what cyber will bring: a global village or narrow tribalism? He’s a Berkeley grad, former AP journalist, and scholar who lives in Nashville and Rockland. His free talk is a runup to the 33rd Camden Conference in February, which will cover The Media Revolution: Changing the World.

COMING UP:

  • Talk on China’s One-Child Policy at Rockport Opera House, Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. Learn how it came into being, how it was resisted in the country but accepted in cities, and about changes in China’s birth control policy as it faces an aging population, skewed male-to-female ratio, and labor shortage, in a talk by Colby College professor Hong Zhang. He’s a Rockport Public Library pick in World in Your Library, a free series that lets libraries invite Maine’s experts to speak on local and international current events.
  • “Neuroscience and the Brain’s GPS,” Wednesday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. Molecular biologist John Williams on the discoveries that won the Nobel Prize in 2014 about grid cells in the brain that tell people where they stand in a room, in time, and in society.
  • Expert on Mass Incarceration to Speak at Rockland Public Library, Thursday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Leroy Rowe on how racisim, sexism and poverty play a role in who goes to prison in the U.S. and the effect on people and their families and communities. His talk is hosted by World in Your Library.
  • “The Mental Madness Show” at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Garrett Thomas, reportedly “the greatest close-up magician alive,” a “hilarious” street performer named Kozmo, and emcee Joe Maxwell put on their magic show. Front-row seats are $35, with tix at the box office, 633-5159. General-admission tix are $25 at the box office and $30 online. The family show is suitable for ages 10 and up.
  • “Owls of Maine,” Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Jessica Woodend brings along live owls, slides and sounds, and she shows off talons, wings and skulls to explain how and where Maine’s owls live.

MUSIC

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • 40th Season of Down East Singers Begins, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport. Registration and voice placement checks for new singers start at 6:15 p.m. and rehearsal starts at 7 p.m. Rehearsals for concerts in December will be held from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays. The group, led by Anthony Antolini, is open to all. Membership is $65 per semester, free for high school students.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

  • Wednesday Night at the Shores in Searsport, 5 to 7 p.m. at Searsport Shores Campground. Musicians are invited to join informal, guided jams. Free tables will be available for selling crafts and farm products. With art, rag-weaving demos, and food. Free admission. More info: relax@campocean.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Ale House String Band at Searsmont Town Library, 7 p.m. The Waldoboro band of Oren Robinson on guitar and vocals, Brian Dunn on mandolin, and April Reed-Cox on cello performs in the free Live at the Library series. The library is in the Community Building, Route 131.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • King Pirogi at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 316 Main Street, 6 to 8 p.m. The band plays humor-tinged tunes steeped in Polish tradition.
  • Dan Stevens Brings Acoustic Blues to Newcastle, 8 p.m. at Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street. Learn more about the traveling bluesman at DanStevens.net.
  • Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen in Rockland Folk Arts Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. The partners play Irish music, Scandinavian fiddle duets and old-time tunes. $15 by cash or check at the door.
  • Old-Time Concert and Square Dance in Searsport, 7 p.m. at Searsport Shores Campground, 216 West Main Street. Nate Paine and the Mudslingers deliver old-time fiddle tunes, then a square dance is called by Pat Dancen, with music by the Strung Together House Band. $5 to $10 donation suggested. The night of music is followed by the weekend’s Strung Together: Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jam Festival at the seaside campground.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Ensemble Origo at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall. A pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m. preps listeners to consider the politics and commerce of early modern Naples and Munich before the 3 p.m. performance of “Le Nozze in Vaviera,” Orlando di Lasso’s music for the 1568 wedding of Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renate of Lorraine. It will be performed by singers, records, sackbuts (early trombones) and violas de gamba. Free walk-in concert, open to everyone.
  • Hilton Park at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 316 Main Street, 6 to 8 p.m. The trio “blends folk and finesse.”
  • Four Shillings Short on Islesboro, at UpIsland Church, on Church Turn Road. Californian Christy Martin and Aodh Og O’Tuama of Ireland’s County Cork play Celtic, Medieval and Renaissance tunes on a range of instrumentss, from sitar to tinwhistle. The music starts at 7 p.m. after a 5:30 p.m. potluck. $20 at the door.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

  • Steelin’ Thunder Concert and Picnic in Rockland, 3 to 6 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, off Route 17. The steel-drum band from Rockland will play toe-tapping tunes, and hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad will be dished out along with soft drinks. A hat will be passed to support church missions. Bring a chair or blanket.
  • Harbor Concert Series at Rockport Harbor, 4 to 8 p.m. in Rockport. Bob Marley and the Wailers sax player Glen DaCosta opens for Portland rock-reggae band Royal Hammer. Bring a chair or blanket. Admission is by donation. Food and libations will be for sale.
  • Whitehead/Dean Group at Fog Bar and Cafe, 328 Main Street, Rockland, 7 to 10 p.m. Jazzy, funky, soulful sounds from Mike Whitehead on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jason Dean on drums, Glen DuBose on bass and Mitch Markowitz on guitar.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

  • C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band in Rockland, 7 p.m. Accordion-driven zydeco and blues star in the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. $20 cover.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

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

COMING UP:

  • 2019 Open Mic Plus at Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1, Stockton Springs, on Wednesday, September 18. The 7 p.m. open mic is for all ages and types of talent, from poets to musicians. The feature starts around 8:15 – this month the spotlight is on Bondeko and Ylli Brekofca playing global and eclectic rhythmic music from Albania and beyond. Admission by sliding-scale donation of $3 to $10, free under 18.
  • Zingaresca at Rockport Opera House, Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Oleg Timofeyev, a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar, and Russian-Roma virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov bring Gypsy style to the coast. $25 at Zingaresca.com or 230-0055. $30 at door.
  • Biscuit Miller and the Mix at Time Out Pub, Rockland, Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Miller is joined by Myron Robinson, Bobby Wilson and Alex Smith for funk, blues and soul. $20 cover.
  • One Night in Memphis at Camden Opera House, Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. The live show pays tribute to legendary Sun Records artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis, with 90 minutes of authentic rockabilly, country, gosepl and 1950s rock ’n’ roll. $30 in advance at CamdenOperaHouse.com, $35 at the door.
  • Skerryvore at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Saturday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. The eight-piece band of Scots make a stop on their 360 World Tour to play rock, pop and traditional music infused with drum and bagpipe. $25 tix at 633-5159, $30 online and at door.
  • Flor de Toloache at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Sunday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Latin Grammy–winning, New York–based band continues to woo progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike with their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. $20 in advance, $25 show day.

ONGOING:

  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monday Jams at St. George Grange, at Wiley’s Corner, 7 to 9 p.m. through October. Country, gospel, folk, bluegrass.
  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.

FILM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • “The Triplets of Belleville,” 7 p.m. Rockland’s Strand Theatre celebrates BikeMaine 2019 by screening French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet’s animated feature about a boy with dreams of winning the Tour de France. When he’s kidnapped by gangsters and used for his bicycling prowess in a gambling scheme, his grandmother sets out to rescue him and befriends a trio of aging musicians, The Triplets of Belleville. With an original jazz score by Benoît Charest. $9 admission, $8 seniors and under 12, $7 Strand members.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Maine Outdoor Film Festival on the Midcoast, the statewide tour of outdoor adventure and conservation shorts, at Steamboat Landing in Belfast this Thursday at 8 p.m. and at Down East Gallery in Edgecomb on Saturday after sunset. The lineups for each venue are at MaineOutdoorFilmFestival.com.
  • Camden International Film Festival, Thursday to Sunday. Now in its 15th year, CIFF brings new nonfiction shorts and features, often accompanied by their makers, to screens in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Get the rundown at PointsNorthInstitute.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • “The Nightcrawlers,” 4 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. World premiere of the 40-minute film that reveals the deadly crusade against illegal drugs by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The filmmaker will be on hand for a Q&A. Admission is $10, or free with a CIFF All Access or Screenings pass.
  • “Coma,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. September’s films feature “Deceit at the Top.” In this one, a Boston medical resident becomes suspicious when patients having routine surgery are left in comas in one of the hospital’s operating rooms.
  • “The Florida Project,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Willem Dafoe plays the manager of a budget motel, on a highway outside Disney World, where 6-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother are living.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Free Screening of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. “Kid Flicks 2,” playful shorts geared for kids ages 8 and up, is shown at 10 a.m. With an encore on Saturday, September 28. An encore of “Kid Flicks 1,” geared for kids ages 3 to 7, will be shown on Saturday, September 21, also at 10 a.m.

AREA THEATERS:

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

ARTS

  • Dot Days at Camden Public Library, artists are invited to submit any white item that they have covered in dots by International Dot Day (September 15). Works will be displayed in the rotunda September 16 to 23. Registration is required: call Amy Hand at 236-3440.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • “Let’s Talk About It” Book Group at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. This session’s book is “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, and it’s part of the Where Am I? The Individual and the Community series, facilitated by author and mentor Lee Heffner.
  • Painter Ken DeWaard to Speak in Camden, 6:30 p.m. at Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main Street. His public talk at the first quarterly meeting of Knox County Art Society will focus on his plein air and studio practices and his use of “color notes.” He studied at the American Academy of Art and has been painting for 30 years.
  • “Water-Reflection” at Belfast Free Library, during September. Patrick Walsh’s photographs hang in the library’s Kramer Gallery all month.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

  • Altered Books Class at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Naomi Howe leads the class. Materials provided, but feel free to bring objects, photos, old paintings and other items to integrate. $20 drop-in fee, members free.
  • “Poetry as Collaborative Expression,” 1:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library, for ages 50-plus. Quarry Hill and the library host Robert Hake, who will share works that have sprung from “the life of love and art” that he shares with his wife. Free admission; registration is required: QHinfo@pbmc.org, 301-6116.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Art Journal Workshop for Adults and Teens at Rockland Public Library, on eight Thursdays, starting September 12, from 11 a.m. to noon. Jill Langdon leads the free course. No experience is necessary in art or journaling. Bring a journal; other supplies will be provided. Register at the library or call 594-0310.
  • Author Accelerator – Writing Retreat in Winter Harbor, at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park from Thursday to Sunday. An intensive retreat designed to help you start strong, get unstuck, or plan your revision using Jennie Nash’s Two-Tier Outline system. Designed for fiction and memoir writers who are serious about their work, ready to dig deep, and eager for hands-on help from pros Nash, of Author Accelerator and the Mom Writes podcast, and KJ Dell’Antonia, of the #AmWriting podcast. $1,800 includes food and lodging: SchoodicInstitute.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • Reception to Open Jim Bazin Show at Cushing Historical Society, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Thomaston artist’s photos and mixed-media paintings will be on display 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Figure Drawing at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street, 9 a.m. to noon. Katharina Gifford leads the class on Saturdays in September, with live models each week. $20 drop-in fee, free for members, tips for models suggested.
  • 2019 Touring Peninsula Art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Studios, galleries and shops from St. George to Port Clyde open their doors and display a wide variety of work by local artists. Locations with “Art Tour” signs will offer maps.
  • Artwork and Demos at Pemaquid Art Gallery, at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park in New Harbor, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Open Lighthouse Day. Members of the gallery will offer painting demos and refreshments. Park entrance fees will be waived.
  • Thomaston Open Studios, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to check out the work spaces of Nancy Baker, Susan Van Campen, Autumn Cipala, Cynthia McGuirl, James Murdock, Linden O’Ryan, Tim Van Campen, Amy Williams, Kevin Beers, Lorena Stackpole and Greta Van Campen. The map is at ThomastonOpenStudios.com
  • “Birds and Our Imagination” Writing Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Poet Ellen Goldsmith leads the workshop in which participants will consider birds from the perspectives of poetry and art – first by exploring poems by accomplished writers, then by spending time with Ann Craven’s current CMCA exhibit, “Birds We Know.” $30, by cash or check at the door. Reserve your seat: email goldsmith43@gmail.com.
  • Waldoboro ArtWalk, 4 to 7 p.m. Look for flags at venues including stores, galleries and restaurants. Events include the show “On the Comic Side” at Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main Street. Guillerm will discuss his paintings and tell why comic art has been enjoying widesperead interest recently. He’ll also sign copies of his graphic novel, “Bobby the Buoy.” Waldoborough Historical Society, 1164 Main Street, will show Elaine Cross’ photographs, including her award-winners from the Union Fair.
  • Book Launch of “Coastal Maine in Words and Art,” 5 to 8 p.m. at Fukurou Gallery, 20 Main Streeet, Rockland. Authors and fine-art photographers Yohaku Yorozuya and Ramona du Houx will sign copies, and works shown in the book will be shown through October.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

  • Fiber Arts Demo Closes Out Arts on the Hill in Rockport, 5 to 8 p.m. at Beech Hill Preserve. Everyone is invited to bring drop spindles, spinning wheels or knitting for a fiber arts activity at 5 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by Kirtan chants – an ancient call-and-response form with musical accompaniment – with Bennett Konesni. The night will be capped by a 7 p.m. potluck. Bring plates, utensils and a dish to share; drinks, glasses provided.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with materials provided. “Scenes of September in Maine” will teach students how to draw local buildings, a different one each week, with a focus on perspective.
  • Workshop on Reading Poetry Aloud at Liberty Library, 6:30 p.m. Poet Ellen Taylor will help participants select poems by Maine authors and coach them in reading the works aloud. A community poetry reading celebrating Maine poetry will be held at the library on Monday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and no registration is necessary. The events are part of Maine Poetry Express – Liberty Library was one of five in Maine chosen by Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library to host a Poetry Express program this year.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

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

COMING UP:

  • “September Landscape – Outdoor Watercolor Workshop,” Wednesday, September 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Birch Point State Park in Owls Head. Maryann Heinzen leads the plein air class, offered by Art Loft in Rockland: ArtLoftRockland.org, 200-7915.
  • “Painted Photographs: A Lost Art Revived,” Saturday, September 21, at 3 p.m. at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast. Photographer and artist Corlis Carroll on the art of coloring photographs by hand.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tectonic Industries: Dreams Can Come True,” to October 6. “Ann Craven: Birds We Know” and “Dan Mills: Human Topographies,” both to October 13.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28. “Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration,” to September 8. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Open Ended: New Acquisitions to the Portland Museum of Art,” to October 20.

ONGOING:

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

OUTDOORS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • Trail Mixer at Pine Tree Preserve, 10 to 11 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at the preserve off Ocean Point Road in Boothbay Harbor. Trail mixers are easy hikes of a mile or two, designed to let everyone discover the area’s preserves and meet fellow hikers. No need to sign up, just meet in the parking lot.
  • Trail Talk at Moose Point State Park, 310 West Main Street, Searsport, at 5:30 p.m. Walkers and joggers at all fitness levels are invited to exercise and learn about the many health benefits of being active. Free. Registration: 301-3950 or JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • Friday Tour in Downtown Camden, meet at 4 p.m. at Camden Public Library Children’s Garden, wend through the downtown with a guide who will drop historical tidbits, and end on the Village Green. It’s the last tour this season.
  • “Full Corn Moon” Paddle at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Hike 1.5 miles to Little Dyer Pond, then glide under the full corn moon (so named by farmers because it gave them enough moonlight to gather crops). Canoes and life jackets are provided, and all ages are welcome. Registration is required: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.
  • Sanford Open Tennis Tournament and Auction in Damariscotta, Friday and Saturday, Friday events include Triples, a game of three against three, followed by a catered social in the Central Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street, with a live auction and raffle baskets. Saturday’s tournament will be followed by a party at the home of Dru Sanford with music, food by Seacoast Catering, and fireworks. For tickets and other info, visit CLCymca.org.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Compass 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, 8 a.m. at Eclipse Event Center, 2 Park Drive in Rockland, held by Oceanside Class of 2021 Parent Group. Details: runsignup.com.
  • Rockland Classic Bicycle Ride, 9 a.m. at South School, 30 Broadway, Rockland. The scenic 50-mile course will travel along St. George peninsula to Marshall Point Lighthouse. All levels of bicyclists are invited to take part in the Rockland Bicycle Club ride. For more info: rstaschak@gmail.com, 691-7578.
  • Hike on Hidden Knoll Trail in Montville, 2 to 4 p.m. Meet Hills to Sea Trail co-creator Buck O’Herin at Whitten Hill trailhead on Halldale Road in Montville; from there the group will carpool to the start of the trail, which is three miles long and runs through woods with large mature trees. Natural Resources Council of Maine and Midcoast Conservancy cohost the free hike that’s open to everybody. Registration: nrcm.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

  • Waldo Couty YMCA’s Pancake Triple Stack: A Trio of Races in Belfast at Belfast Area High School. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Details: active.com.
  • Circumnavigation of Swan Island, Richmond, from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Jay Robbins leads the paddle for Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. Call him for details: 737-2239.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

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

COMING UP:

  • UPCOMING MIDCOAST RACES, Waldoboro Half Marathon on Saturday, September 21, starting 10 a.m. at Moody’s Diner and finishing at Odd Alewives Brewery. Details: runsignup.com. Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Sunday, September 29. The race sells out every year, so sign up early for 13-mile or 5.5-mile options: MidcoastConservancy.org.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • Talk on Herbal Protocols for Lyme Disease, noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito will introduce local plants, such as Japanese knotweed and teasel, that can supplement modern medicines and treatments to help ease symptoms. $5, free for Merryspring members.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

  • “Back in Balance for a Healthy Back,” 11 a.m. Owls Head Garden Club hosts the talk by John Jenkins at the Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive. The public is welcome. The club welcomes visitors and new members.
  • Free Monarch Butterfly Programs on Sears Island, this Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. Serena Cole will lead the walks and talks. Because the island needs to limit the number of people walking in the milkweed field, you are asked to sign up for one or the other, but not both. Online registration is required: FriendsofSearsIsland.org/monarch-2019.
  • Knox-Lincoln County Extension Association Annual Meeting, 5 to 7 p.m. at Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset. Take a farm tour, enjoy refreshments, meet Extension staff, and hear a talk on the farm’s education programs, community engagement, sustainable agriculture and support of the local food system. A biz meeting with a window for public comments follows, then Dam Jam Fiddlers take the stage at 7 p.m. to play New England dance tunes and music from Quebec, Ireland and Scotland. Free and open to everyone.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Plant ID Walk at Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head, 10 a.m. to noon. Georges River Land Trust and Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District cohost the free walk to identify invasive plants, with tips on how to remove and dispose of them. Meet at the parking lot and wear sturdy shoes for the one-mile walk.
  • Talk on Getting Gardens Ready for Winter, 6:30 p.m. at Hope Library. Anne Perkins of Headacre Farm will talk about fall prep to help gardens winter over and be ready for next year’s growing season. She’ll discuss flower, shrub and veggie garden prep and cleanup, with pointers for encouraging the survival of beneficial insects and other wildlife.
  • “Getting to Know Our Trees: Tree Identification,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Forester Morten Moesswilde will describe common midcoast trees and the characteristics that distinguish them. Bring a hand lens, if you have one. The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition program is free and open to those 8 and up.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

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

COMING UP:

  • “The Wonderful World of Bees,” Wednesday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at Penobscot Shores in Belfast. “Bee whisperer” Peter Cowin and Maine State Apiarist Jennifer Lund will talk about bee biology, the inner workings of the hive, and why some species are in decline, plus they’ll list plants that encourage bees to visit. The talk is for people 50 and older and registration is required: 338-2332.

FOOD & DRINK

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

  • “Local Rules for Local Food,” 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller Street in Belfast. Betsy Garrold and Heather Retberg talk about Maine’s 2017 food sovereignty law and passage of ordinances in more than 60 towns and cities throughout the state, and how this legacy can be used to transform and protect local food systems.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Banquet and Auction of Mid-Coast Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, 5:30 p.m. at Rockland Elks Club. The hunting group’s Mid-Coast chapter has partnered with Georges River Land Trust to advance Weskeag Conservation Project in South Thomaston. Details: ducks.org.
  • Public Supper in Warren, 6 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, 252 Main Street. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls, pies, coffee, punch. $8.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • “Turkey and the Fixin’s” at John Street United Methodist Church, in Camden, 5:30 p.m. Chef Scott Wilcox will offer roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, gravy, rolls, and apple and pumpkin pies, all served family style for $10.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Harvest Supper at Evening Star Grange, across from Gibbs Library, in Washington, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, baked beans, mashed potatoes, casseroles, fresh veggies and salads, beverages and sweet desserts. $10 adults, $5 under 12.

COMING UP:

  • Public Lobster Dinner in Rockport, Saturday, September 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Masonic Center at Simonton’s Corner. Lobster of 1 to 1.25 pounds, ear of corn, coleslaw, biscuit, beverage, and slice of blueberry cake for $14. Additional lobsters (cooked or uncooked) for $7; or $6.50 with reserved orders of 10 or more to go. To reserve seats or lobsters-to-go for parties of six or more, call 594-1909, 342-5910, 236-4667.
  • Public Turkey Supper in Washington, Saturday, September 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, on Route 220, a quarter mile north of the village. Roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls, dessert, beverages. $10 adults, $5 kids, with free hot dogs and chips for kids.

ONGOING:

  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts to October 4. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. The indoor market is year-round. Camden on Wednesday: 3:30 to 6 p.m. throughout September and Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon throughout October. Botth Camden markets are at 116 Washington Street. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at Round Top Farm, throughout October. Rockland on Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park throughout September. Union on Friday: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common to October 4. The market musician on September 13 will be DW Gill. Waldoboro on Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town office to September 14.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • Fundraising Auction at Redman Hall, 153 Main Street in Belfast, for Waldo County Triad, a nonprofit that helps senior citizens stay in their homes. Viewing is at 5 p.m. and bidding is at 5:45 p.m. Admission is free. Burgers, fries and other food will be for sale.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • Broad Cove Church Useful Clothing Sale, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays though September.

COMING UP:

  • Vintage Button Show & Sale, Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. For more info: mainegal05@yahoo.com.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Album Cover Contest for Young Maine Artists, ages 5 to 18. The statewide contest invites artists to mail or email a drawing or digital art piece. The winner will be used on the “Heartbeat of Home” album sold by Maine Volunteer Foundation. The deadline is September 16 at 5 p.m. Details: VolunteerMaine.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • Bug Maine-ia at the Maine State Museum, 230 State Streeet in Augusta, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free fair offers attendees a chance to learn about bugs as pets, pests and pollinators. There will be fossils of bugs from the Ice Age. Activities will include interaction with live aquatic organisms and an opportunity to hold a live tarantula.
  • Family Movie & Pizza Night at Thomaston Public Library, 5 p.m. This one features “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” shown with closed captions. The event is free and open to all. PJs are welcome.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Creative Art Crew at Rockland Public Library: “Rock Painting,” from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. In honor of National Pet Rock Day, kids and their adults are invited to paint a rock to take home or leave at the library to enliven the grounds. Dress to make a mess; supplies provided.
  • Monarch Butterfly Program on Sears Island, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., for kids ages 6 to 12 with an adult. The free program is part of Friends of Sears Island’s Science Squad program for youngsters. It will be led by expert Serenea Cole. Online registration is required: FriendsofSearsIsland.org/monarch-2019.
  • After-School Yoga at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street in Rockland, for kids ages 7 to 11, on Thursdays, September 12 to October 17, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Sarah Trapani will introduce yoga postures and lead mindfulness and breathing practices and games. A healthy snack will be offered. Scholarships are available. Details: RocklandYoga.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • “Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue,” at Owls Head Lighthouse. Author Angeli Perrow will sign copies of her picture book (illustrated by Emily Harris) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the keeper’s house. It tells the story of a springer spaniel named Spot, a stormy night, and a Matinicus mailboat that needs help.

COMING UP:

  • Class-in-Session Tours at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Classrooms for students in grades three to eight will be open to interested members of the public. The school’s director will take questions. Register by September 17: info@AshwoodWaldorf.org, 236-8021.

ONGOING:

  • “A Family for ME” Foster Care and Adoption Info Meetings, for people who have wondered about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent or adoptive parent. For the location and time of the next meeting: AFamilyForMEMaine.org or 615-6011.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time for kids of any age on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Belfast Free Library: Stay & Play for babies and toddlers Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Story Time for Preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, Fridays at 10 a.m. Camden Public Library: Babbling Books for Busy Bodies on Mondays at 10 a.m. Book Time for Babies, newborn to age 2, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Friday Story Hour, for ages 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: It’s Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Playtime on Mondays at 10 a.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime & Crafts on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Kids Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Thomaston Public Library: Storytime Hour on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Read-Aloud Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  • Yoga for Seniors in Rockland, at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. on six Tuesdays, starting September 10. The gentle class is for those 55 and older and payable by donation. Registration: 594-1694, RocklandYoga.com.
  • League of Women Voters – Midcoast to Meet, 5:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Everyone is invited to attend, and new members are always welcome. RSVP: midcoast@lwvme.org.
  • Beginner Line Dancing, Tuesdays, September 10 to October 22 (no class September 24), from 6 to 7 p.m. at Captain Albert E. Stevens Elementary School, Belfast. Get moving to lively music with easy-to-follow dance patterns in the class for beginners. No partner needed. $39. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Talk by Former President of Maine Genealogical Society, at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street in Thomaston. Socializing starts at 7 p.m. and Helen Shaw’s program, hosted by Thomaston Historial Society, is at 7:30 p.m. She’ll introduce ways to trace and document family history and share stories of her own experiences. She has been a family history researcher for over 40 years, and her areas of interest and expertise include the federal census and cemeteries.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

  • Knox County Retired Educators to Meet, 11:30 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Rockport. More info: 594-4397.
  • Assisted Living Open House at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Older adults and family members are invited to explore the community, meet residents and staff, and pick up literature on helping loved ones make the transition to assisted living.
  • Guided Meditation for Healing, Wednesdays, September 11 to October 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Varney Community Building, 24 Veterans Highway, Brooks. Energy healer Diana Maria Chapin leads healing meditations to help expand awareness of energy in and around the body and direct it to improve personal wellness. $36. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.coursestorm.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:

  • Wessaweskeag Historical Society Potluck and Meeting to Honor Nurse, at the WHS bulding behind the South Thomaston Library. The potluck is at 6 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. and honors Eliza Steele, R.N., and also commemorates 90 years of community nursing in the Rockland area. Steele was the founding nurse of Rockland District Nursing Association and served as its primary nurse from 1929 until her retirement in 1968. She recruited physicians and dentists to provide free community wellness services, vaccinations and dental clinics.
  • Waldo County Republicans to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. Andre Cushing, commissioner of Penobscot County, will speak about the New England Clean Energy Connect, a joint proposal by Central Maine Power and Hydro Quebec to deliver energy via high-tension lines through Maine to Vermont. Maine GOP’s Ben Hincher will give a brief training session on voter registration. Refreshments will be served.
  • Waldo County Democrats to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Crooked Steeple Hall, 176 Main Road, Winterport. State Rep. Scott Cuddy of Winterport will lead a discussion on property tax relief.
  • Maine AllCare Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Field Director Abbie Ryder will give an update on major actions Maine AllCare is taking. Free and open to all.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13:

  • Tech Tools at Rockland Public Library: “Ins and Outs of Instagram,” 10:30 a.m. Learn how to edit and share pictures, create stories, follow favorite groups and more. Bring your smartphone or tablet. Call 594-0310 to sign up.
  • Eight-Session “Circle of Care” at Inn Along the Way, 741 Main Street, Damariscotta, starting this Friday and running second and fourth Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m., for those providing care for a family member. Life coach Andrea Parker and chaplain and author Lisa Steele-Maley will facilitate. It is free, and registration is not required. For more info, call Sherry Flint at 751-6261.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:

  • State Represenatives at Vose Library in Union, from 10 a.m. to noon. William Pluecker and Jeffrey Evangelos will meet with their constituents from Appleton, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Union and Warren. More info: 287-1315.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

  • Guest Preacher at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street, at 9:30 p.m. The Rev. Peter Panagore will present a sermon on “Your Spiritually Transformative Experience.” All are welcome.
  • 60th Reunion of Twin Town Cadets, 1 to 5 p.m at Rockport Masonic Hall, 361 Main Street. Members of the former Camden-area Twin Town Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Color Guard and Drill Team will meet. Hot dogs, burgers, potato chips, coleslaw, dessert and drinks for a donation of $15 will be served starting at 2 p.m. by Rockport Masonic Lodge. Those who wish to attend should RSVP: 837-4148, Lmmroden1@gmail.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:

  • Free Dementia Training for Family Caregivers, 2 p.m. at Homestead at Cushing, 32 Lover’s Lane. Discussion will focus on the concerns of participants. Space is limited. RSVP: 354-7077 or reception@askforhomecare.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17:

  • “Exploring the Heart Sutra” at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street, Rockland, at 6 p.m. Rachel Nixon and Kendra Denny will launch the five-week study group. It is open by donation to everyone, including those new to meditation. Registreation is required: rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.

COMING UP:

  • “A Matter of Balance” at Rockland Public Library, Wednesdays, September 18 to November 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free program is for adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce fear of falling.
  • Senior College in Belfast, six-week classes run Thursdays, September 19 to October 24, and are for anyone over age 50. Subjects range from history to art to gardening to politics. $35 per class, plus a yearly membership fee of $25. Learn more at BelfastSeniorCollege.org.
  • Basketball Officiant Certification Course in Hampden, at Reeds Brook Middle School, 6 p.m. Sundays, September 22 to October 27, with a written test on Monday, November 4. $50 includes rulebook, class materials, and testing. Registration: damesref@tidewater.net, 789-5118.
  • French Immersion Weekend at Blueberry Cove Camp, Tenants Harbor, September 27 to 29. “Le Francais au Bord de la Mer” will focus on French North America and its culture, music and food. Participants must be high-schoolers or older and speak in French the entire weekend. Learn more at uma.edu.

ONGOING:

  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, free coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429, ext. 702.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, White Street.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950, PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • 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.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemocrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.