NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • “A Trip to the Arctic,” at noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Wildlife photographer Carla Skinder shows photos of wildlife and landscapes of the Arctic Circle, taken on her journey in late 2019, and tells stories about the people and places she met along the way. Skinder and her camera have traveled the world. The retired nurse is on Merry-spring’s board of trustees. Admission to the Winter Talk series is $5, free for Merryspring members.
  • Pearl Benjamin on “Making Change with Gen Z,” 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. Benjamin writes “Seen and Heard” for the Camden Herald on issues pertinent to teenagers, such as climate change, school policy, gun violence, and others. She is a cofounder of local action network Maine Teen Advocacy Coalition and serves on Camden’s Energy and Sustainability Committee.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • “Reading Plays Together at Carver Memorial Library,” 5:30 p.m. Cold Comfort Theater brings its first readers’ theater event to the library in Searsport. Zafra Whitcomb will lead participants in reading “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” by Will Arbery. All are welcome to listen or take part – no performance experience needed. With light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
  • “Summering with Vultures,” at 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, in Rockland. Join birder Don Reimer for a look at a vulture pair raising two chicks from egg to independence. Reimer’s talk will trace changes at the nest site throughout the summer of 2019. Maine’s turkey vulture numbers have expanded since the state’s first nesting pair was discovered in Camden in 1982. The snow date is Thursday. Call 594-0600 or go to MaineCoastIslands.org for weather updates.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • “Explosive Personalities in Waldoboro Shipbuilding and Adventures on the Five-Masted Cora Cressey,” 1 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth – Miles campus), Damariscotta. Mark Biscoe tells of George Welt’s attempts to revive shipbuilding in Waldoboro in 1900, his courting of a schoolteacher-turned-businessman from Massachusetts named William Palmer, and the evolution of their efforts. He also describes 1928 Harvard student Russel Seaver’s adventures working aboard the 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,” 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. 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.
  • A Recitation from Memory of T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” by John Farrell, artistic head of Freeport’s Figures of Speech Theatre, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. With permission from the poet’s estate, Farrell recites “Four Quartets,” letting audience members immerse themselves in the masterpiece, a complex meditation on time, memory, and experience. Figures of Speech Theatre, cofounded by Farrell and his wife, has toured the world for over 35 years with works of drama, poetry, and dance. A conversation with Farrell will follow.
  • “The Reptiles of Maine” at the Bremen Library, 7 p.m. Lee Emmons of Newcastle gives the program on the reptile species of Maine. Emmons writes the column Backyard Wildlife for The Lincoln County News. A graduate of Colby College and the University of New England, Emmons has worked at many schools and nonprofit organizations. The backyard bird watcher and wildlife enthusiast is a writer, speaker and amateur naturalist. The program is free and all are welcome.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • Public Planking Party at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street, Rockland, 5:30 to 8 p.m., to celebrate the completion of the hull on the Dublin Bay 24 under construction on the shop’s ground floor. Refreshments, music and wooden-boat conversation will all be on hand. The event is also the annual “thanks” to the community for its support. Those interested in The Apprenticeshop’s offerings – boatbuilding, woodworking, sailing, seamanship, navigation classes, and more – are welcome to attend. The party is free and open to all. The snow date is January 31.
  • “The Front Page: A History of the News from Town Criers to TV – 100 Minutes with Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco,” with free shows this Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Opera House and Sunday at 2 p.m. at University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The pair are back for their 13th History Roadshow, with their annual nod to 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 opinions; author, publisher and escaped slave Frederick Douglass; Ed Murrow and the Murrow Boys; Lawrence Gobright, who articulated the ethic of journalism; and the shadowy James Thompson Callender, America’s first investigative reporter, who paid for practicing the trade with his life.
  • 16th Annual Pies on Parade in Rockland and Camden, this weekend, 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 afternoon 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. PiesOnParade.com has the full schedule.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • Appleton Library’s Annual Souper Supper, 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.
  • “Following Your Dreams” with Billy Mitaritonna, 7 p.m. at Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. In a program hosted by Bill Green, Mitaritonna will share his “underdog” story for all ages meant to inspire people to follow their dreams. He will sign copies of his book, “Last of the Redmen: Memoir of a St. John’s Walk-on,” about his time on the basketball court. Admission is free; donations go to Midcoast Athletics Center’s scholarship fund.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26:

  • Legal Investigator to Describe His 40-Year Career, 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Donald Saastamoinen on the investigations he’s undertaken for Maine law firms and insurance companies, from finding witnesses to investigating accidents. He is a member of the Maine Licensed Private Investigator Association and the National Association of Legal Investigators. The program is free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28:

  • “The Remarkable World of Beetles,” noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Retired entomologist Bob Emmons gives a program on the amazing diversity of beetles, said to make up a quarter of the planet’s animal species. They range in length from 1/100 of an inch to six inches. One species can lift 800 times its own weight, another mixes two chemicals to produce a toxic spray in a process similar to the way rockets are propelled. Another species can sense a forest fire 80 miles away and flies into it to lay its eggs. Bob Emmons taught at the State University of New York for 31 years before retiring to the midcoast. His lecture is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring. Admission is $5, free for Merryspring members.

COMING UP:

  • PechaKucha Night at Rockport Opera House, Friday, January 31. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Snow date is Saturday, February 1. In PechaKucha, eight presenters share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow. Participants for PechaKucha Midcoast’s January 2020 edition are: Kerry Hadley, Worthington Scholarship Foundation; Patrick Manley, Masons on a Mission; Lisa Mossel Vietze, macro flower photographer; Jim Nickelson, fine art photographer; George Pearlman, ceramist; Lynn Snow, community school garden; Amy Williams, artist and meditator; and Julia Einstein, Laura Dunn and Kathryn Davis, collaborative Instagram project titled “Maine Flora: Three Views.” The emcee is Donna McNeil. Tickets are $5, in cash, at the door. A reception follows the program.
  • Belfast-to-Brunswick Climate Conference in Damariscotta, Saturday, February 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Friends Meetinghouse, 77 Belvedere Road. With speakers, short films and workshops on building climate action teams in the midcoast. Maine State Representative Seth Berry will discuss his pending law to create a nonprofit consumer-owned power utility that would open channels for solar, wind and geothermal electric generation. Jonathan Fulford, a Sierra Club rep to the Maine Climate Action NOW! Coalition, will discuss the state of the Climate Crisis response movement and various actions midcoast Mainers can take to fight climate change. Admission is free. More info: midcoast350@gmail.com or 360-317-5809.
  • Winterfest 2020 in Camden, with events from February 1 to 9, including a doggie winter-wear fashion show, ice sculpting, polar plunge into water that’s around 37 degrees, free films, music, and a wild ride down a 400-foot toboggan chute. It culminates with the U.S. National Toboggan Championships from Friday to Saturday, February 7 to 9. Visit their website: CcamdenSnowBowl.com for full details on the Toboggan Nationals.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • Palaver Strings in Bay Chamber Concerts Café Nights Series, 7 p.m. at Union Hall, Rockport. Their “On the Nature of Daylight” program includes “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” featuring violin soloist Nicholas Kitchen; Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight”; and Mendelssohn’s “Octet for Strings,” which captures the promise of spring. Tickets include a glass of wine. Adults $30 (plus $3 ticketing fee), and $10 under age 25.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • Timbered Lake in Concert at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, Belfast, at 2 p.m. The duo of Crow Suncloud, an indigenous poet-singer and percussionist, and singer-songwriter and guitarist Diana Ramsdell Newman will perform. Created in 2003, Timbered Lake has been featured throughout New England at Native American venues, environmental stewardship events, healing festivals, writers’ forums, and on radio. The Maine-based duo’s commitment to supporting grassroots groups throughout New England has led to the recent release of a double album titled “World Undivided,” with music and lyrics composed by Newman. Admission is a sliding scale donation of $10 to $15, free for children under 18. The snow date is Saturday, February 1.

COMING UP:

  • Piano Music by Dennis Boyd in Damariscotta, Thursday, January 30, at 2 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, 35 Schooner Street (on the LincolnHealth – Miles campus). The public is invited to join Boyd for an afternoon of musical selections by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel and others. Free.

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,

FILM

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. $23 adults, $20 Strand members, $5 under 19 and college students with ID. All tickets sold at the door before show time.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project,” opens the 2020 CIFF Selects series at 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. The award-winning documentary is about 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 she passed away. CIFF Selects is shown by Points North Institute, a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers, and Camden Opera House. $10 for adults, free for students, at the box office or at PointsNorthInstitute.org. Screenings are free for youth and those with college ID.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Netflix Oscar Contenders at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. This Thursday, “Marriage Story,” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., which looks at a couple breaking up and a family staying together. Next Thursday, January 30, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., it’s “The Two Popes,” 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 24:

  • “The Taking of Pelham 123,” 7 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix series. January’s movies honor film legends born in 1920. This one celebrates the long career of Walter Matthau (born October 1, 1920), in which he rose from character actor to leading man, capable of fine performances in comedy and drama. In this action thriller, he takes a lead role as a police lieutenant confronted with a hostage situation in the New York City subway.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • National Theatre Live: Present Laughter, 1 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Noel Coward’s comic play, filmed at London’s Old Vic with close-ups and sweeping wide shots, is “a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness.” As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26:

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle, 1 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Moscow ballet troupe dances the story of young peasant Giselle, who dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion. In this new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest works of classical dance. $15 adults, $13 theater members, and $5 under 19.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28:

  • “Indian Horse,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. In late 1950s Ontario, Saul Indian Horse, age 7, was torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s notoriously cruel Catholic residential schools. He finds salvation in the game of hockey and secretly teaches himself how to play, making it to the pros, but the ghosts of Saul’s past haunt him. He must draw on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends for the compassion he needs in order to begin healing. $6 at the door. High school students with a school ID will be admitted for free. Presented in partnership with Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center and People United Against Racism as the second in their anti-racism film series.

COMING UP:

  • Met Opera Live: Porgy and Bess, Saturday, February 1, at 1 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. The live high-def broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera features the Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece, with bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. 3 hours, 15 minutes, with one intermission. $27 adults, $15 for those 18 and under and college students with ID. The lobby bar will be open.

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Art in the City – Art at City Hall in Belfast, a new project of Belfast Creative Coalition, in collaboration with the City of Belfast. It will feature four local artists displaying their work in 2020, each for three months. The first show, already hanging, features Belfast artist Penny Linn’s show “Quiet Landscapes.” Linn studied photography at Maine Media and also with Belfast artist Neal Parent. The second featured artist of 2020 will be local painter Gail Wartell. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for consideration of Art in the City to Belfast Creative Coalition, curator of the shows.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Talk by Midcoast Painter Scott Davis, at Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, 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. His geometric abstractions “encourage the viewer to engage and obtain a sense of seeing what is not there.” His work is in collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Colby College Museum of Art, 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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • Reception to Open “Celebrating Maine Birds” at Belfast Public Library, from 4 to 6 p.m., an exhibit of photographs by Swanville photographer Betsy Headley. The reception will include a short poetry reading by Headley from her book “Something Is Always Left,” published by Maine Authors Publishing in 2017. Headley earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and fine arts from Metropolitan State College in Denver, where she exhibited her work in juried festivals and in solo shows.
  • Opening Reception for “In House: 2020 Denizen Exhibit” at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, at 5 p.m. The exhibit showcases work created by Waterfall Arts’ volunteers, studio artists, teachers, staff, board members and others associated with the nonprofit arts center. It will be on view through February 21. The reception is free and open to everyone.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • “Perspective Without Fear” Drawing Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon at Rockland’s Art Loft, 385 Main Street. Bob Richardson leads the Knox County Art Society workshop for sketchers and painters. $40 ($32 members). FMI: david.kcas20@gmail.com or 200-7915.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26:

  • Sunday Salon: Temporality, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Artists Nathan Kroms Davis, Grace DeGennaro, Danica Phelps, and Julie Poitras Santos will discuss the process of time in their work, which is hanging in CMCA’s current show, “Temporality | The Process of Time.” Included with admission.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27:

  • 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. This week: penguins and winter sports figures.
  • Silent Book Club at Thomaston Public Library, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The club offers a half hour of low-key, optional socializing, followed by an hour of reading in companionable silence. There is no required reading, so bring a book or ask the librarians or book club members for a recommendation to borrow. Silent Book Club meets at the library the third Monday of every month, but due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January’s meeting was pushed to this Monday.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28:

  • Jumpstart January: Doodle Stitching and Embroidery, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Librarian Amy will review the art of doodle stitching and embroidery and teach basic stitching techniques. Participants should bring a piece of clothing, a cloth purse, or any item made of thin fabric to embellish with embroidery. Needles, thread and embroidery hoops will be provided. $10 materials fee. Register ahead of time by calling the library at 236-3440.

COMING UP:

  • Reception to Open “Window Views” at Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main Street, Belfast, on Thursday, January 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit of abstract oil paintings on paper and panel by Portland artist Meg Hahn hangs through March 15.
  • “Musings on the Creative Spectacle,” Saturday, February 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at BugTussle Annex, 251 Jefferson Street, Waldoboro. Artists, writers, actors, musicians, and others involved in or interested in the arts are invited to join the informal discussion on three major themes: the nature of art, the process of making art, and the role of the viewer. This event will be the last opportunity to view the current gallery show, “Unpainted to the Last: Art Works Inspired by Herman Melville’s 200th.” Many of the artists whose work is in the show will be at the public discussion.
  • “Writing the Personal Essay” Workshop,” Saturday, February 1, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a half hour lunch break, at Belfast Free Library. Poet and essayist Linda Buckmaster will lead the workshop made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. The event is free and open to all. Register by January 27. No previous writing experience is necessary and the workshop is open to writers at all levels. Linda Buckmaster’s poetry and prose have appeared in almost 40 journals. Her book, “Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages,” was published by Burrow Press in 1998. She has been teaching for four decades.

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. “Barbara Moran: Letter to the World,” to February 9.

ONGOING:

  • Creative Art and Journaling at Camden Public Library, Wednesdays through June, from 4 to 5 p.m., with everyone invited to join the creative group for a new project every week. Bring your journal. Art supplies provided.
  • 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 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 changing bird populations. His talk and slide show will cover which species are decreasing and which are increasing. He’ll look into the future at the outlook for Maine birds and address how gardeners can help protect them. 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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • Mid-Coast Audubon Outing at Pemaquid Point, in Bristol. 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.
  • 5th Annual Seed Swap & Saving Seeds Workshop, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Knox & Lincoln Counties Extension office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. Master Gardener Volunteer Jean Vose begins the workshop with a short slideshow covering the history of and reasons for saving seeds. Discussion and questions will be welcomed during the presentation. The swap will start after the slideshow. The workshop is free and open to the public. One does not need to bring seeds to participate. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served and one can bring a favorite item to share. Guidelines for swapping: Do not bring seed collected from hybrid plants, as they won’t grow true to type (and no GMO seed). Do bring perennial, annual or biennial flower, herb or vegetabe seeds with growing instructions. FMI: 563-7564 or godslove@tidewater.net. The snow date is Saturday, February 1.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26:

  • MOFGA Winter Carnival & Annual Meeting, noon to 4 p.m. on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association campus, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity. 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. around 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, where you can also register to get updates by email.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27:

  • Talk on House Sharing, 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Hear from two homeowners who have shared their homes with others for years, Andree Bella and Elizabeth Garber. They’ll report on the ups and downs of renting space to others, what it has meant in their lives and what it might mean for those with a room to rent. People who have rented in someone’s home will discuss their perspectives, too.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28:

  • Camden Garden Club Presents: “Maine and New England Heirlooms,” in the Winter Horticulture Series, 10 a.m. at Camden Public Library. Heron Breen of Fedco Seeds will discuss Maine and New England heirlooms. Breen is a co-organizer of the Northeast Organic Seed Conference. The Winter Horticulture Series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays throughout February. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Learn more at CamdenGardenClub.org.
  • “Landscaping with Native Groundcovers,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The talk and slide presentation by Hildy Ellis, program manager for Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, highlights the benefits of planting low-maintenance groundcovers on underused areas of lawn. Cosponsored by the library and Belfast Garden Club, the program is free and open to all.

COMING UP:

  • “Creating Japanese-Inspired Gardens in Maine,” at Rockland Public Library on Thursday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. Lee Schneller Sligh will explain some of the core principles of Japanese garden design. The audience will learn how plants that are at home in New England can be used in Japanese design concepts such as Hide and Reveal, The Beauty of Empty Space and Borrowed Views. Sligh is the author of “The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden: A Blueprint for Continuous Color.” She majored in Chinese language and literature and worked as a Japanese technical translator for ten years before starting her garden design and build business in the midcoast in 1995. The program is free and open to all.

FOOD & DRINK

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • “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, call 236-4821.
  • 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.

COMING UP:

  • Benefit Dinner for Japan Exchange Program at Camden-Rockport Middle School, Thursday, January 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rustica Cucina Italiana Restaurant, in Rockland. 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. This event was rescheduled from its original January 16 date because of inclement weather.
  • Jumpstart January: Colonial Cooking for the Modern Kitchen, Thursday, January 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Library Programs Coordinator Julia will review popular Colonial New England recipes and teach participants how to adapt and recreate the recipes in a modern kitchen. Participants will make switchel, shrub, a homemade salad dressing, and journey cakes. $10 materials fee. Register ahead of time by calling the library at 236-3440.
  • “Cozy Curries,” Thursday, January 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road. Curry connoisseurs and naan bread novices alike are invited to make traditional but approachable curries with ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. $10. Registration: journeytohealth.coursest-orm.com or 301-3950.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • Second Annual Indoor Yard Sale of People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street in South Thomaston, from 9 a.m. to noon. With furniture, appliances, electronics, household goods, sports equipment, clothing, and more. Free coffee and donuts served. All proceeds will go to the church. For more info: 571-277-5184 or 594-5518.

COMING UP:

  • Mid-Winter Book Sale at Camden Public Library’s Book Shed, adjacent to the Meadow parking lot, just past the Camden Amphitheatre, on two weekends, February 1 and 2 and February 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The sale will have books for all ages and tastes, and tables will be restocked each evening to ensure that there’s a fresh selection each day.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21:

  • Teen Agricultural Crew Presentation in Rockport, at 3:30 p.m. in Camden Hills Regional High School’s cafeteria, 25 Keelson Drive in Rockport. Members of Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Teen Ag Crew give a program on youth-led food security and access projects in the midcoast.
  • 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 is winter sports.
  • Prenatal Yoga Series in Rockland, Tuesdays, starting January 21, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street. The four-week class, which will be taught by yoga instructor Erin Grade, is by donation and open to women in any stage of pregnancy. Registration is requested; drop-ins are also welcome.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Rockland Public Library Monthly STEM Workshop: Binary Bracelets, 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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24:

  • “Yesterday” Teen Movie Matinee at Belfast Free Library, 2 to 4 p.m. Youth ages 11 to 17 are invited to the free screening in the library’s Abbott Room.
  • “Mothers Who Farm” at MOFGA in Unity, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center, 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.
  • “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” in Free Stories to Screen Series, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 3:30 p.m. Based on the second of the classic novels in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • Host Home Program Training in Rockland, 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, 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, and look for animal tracks. Dress to walk in cold and snow for up to an hour. In case of deep snow, snowshoes may be advised – a limited number will be available to rent. It’s part of the Free Family Programs series. No sign-up is necessary. In the event of heavy snow, it will be rescheduled.
  • All Ages Art Happening at Waterfall Arts in Belfast: CBARF, Cardbord Boxes Are Really Fun, from 2 to 4 p.m. for all ages. Kids and adults will work together to turn a huge collection of cardboard boxes and packing tape into whatever structures arise, on the lower level of Waterfall Arts, in Belfast. Those who stick around to the end get to be one of the King Kongs to smash the whole thing down. Grown ups are to play. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Bring a roll of packing tape, if possible.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26:

  • MOFGA Winter Carnival, on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association campus, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., with sledding, ice skating, potato printmaking, ice cream making and more. Snow date is February 9.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28:

  • 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 Arctic animals.

COMING UP:

  • Meeting for Seventh-Graders to Learn About Joining Trekkers, Tuesday, February 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Oceanside Middle School. Students from Thomaston, South Thomaston, Cushing, St. George, Owl’s Head and Rockland are welcome to apply. Program Manager Lindsey Veilleux will give students and their families an overview of the mentoring program, answer questions and provide information about how to apply. Those unable to attend but still interested may contact lindsey@trekkers.org or 594-5095. The application deadline is March 9.

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 more information, 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 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 each month) at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. Facilitated by Colleen Kinney, LICSW. Space is limited; call 542-4985 to register.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22:

  • Military Talent Source at Rockland Career Center, 9 a.m. to noon. Veterans are invited to drop by and meet reps of MTS, a veteran-owned recruiting firm that specializes in helping veterans and current or transitioning service members find career opportunities in the civilian sector. Employers hire MTS to find people with military skill sets and background to fill open career positions.
  • “End Stage” with the Palliative Players, 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. For details, call the library, 338-3884.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, at Rockport Public Library 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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23:

  • Free Overview of “Improve Your Computer Skills” Classes, offered by NDEC & Island Institute from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Belfast Free Library. Learn about National Digital Equity Center and its free classes in Belfast on “Aging Well with Technology,” “Quickbooks & Quickbooks Online,” “Wordpress,” “Microsoft Office,” “Internet Safety” and others.
  • “Conscious Living” Class in Belfast, 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 teach mindfulness and meditation skills to help condition the body to a better-feeling state of being. $6.50. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 301-3950.
  • Waldo County Republicans to Meet, at Troy Howard Middle School, in Belfast, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet Jessica Connor, candidate for Maine HR District 98, comprising Searsport, Winterport, Frankfort, Swanville. At 7 p.m. a Waldo County Republican Caucus training will be given (for Republicans only). Refreshments served. For more info, call or text 992-3172.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, with the first meeting at 4 p.m. this Thursday. The program helps adults lose weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The group will meet regularly on Thursdays. For more information about the program, or to find out if you are eligible to participate, contact Casey Clark Kelley at cclarkelley@clcymca.org or 563-9622.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25:

  • Two-Day SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class, Saturday and Sunday at Waldo County Technical Center, Waldo. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is for the casual outdoor enthusiast, guides, professional rescuers and everyone in between. The 16-hour class focuses on the basic skills of response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft-tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. Participants will gain skills to care for people in a remote location. There will be a mix of classroom sessions, practice sessions and outdoor scenarios. For more information, email northstaradventures1@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27:

  • Puzzle Club to Meet at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. The group meets Mondays. In January, it has been celebrating National Puzzle Month. Founded by father-daughter team Alex and Natalie Owre last fall, the club has drawn puzzlers from ages 5 to 85 and new members are always welcome.
  • Beginner-Plus Line Dancing in Belfast, Mondays, January 27 to March 9 (no class February 17), from 6 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 95 High Street. Line dancing is a way to get moving with music and easy-to-follow dance patterns. No partner or previous dance experience required. $39. Registration: 301-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28:

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to Meet, noon to 1 p.m. (last Tuesday of every month) at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. The free drop-in group provides education, support and local resources.
  • Program on Opportunities for Citizen Science with Coastal Rivers, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Denny Conservation and Education Center, 3 Round Top Lane in Damariscotta. Coastal Rivers’ Director of Education and Citizen Science Sarah Gladu and Land and Water Stewardship Manager Carolyn Shubert will discuss how the data collected by volunteers will contribute to our understanding of how environmental conditions in Salt Bay and in the estuary are changing over time. Participants will learn what is involved in each program and how they can help. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to share their experiences. The event is free of charge. Register at coastalrivers.org/events.

COMING UP:

  • COPD Education and Support Group to Meet, Wednesday, January 29, noon to 1 p.m. (last Wednesday of every month) at Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. The free drop-in group provides education, support and local resources.
  • Singles Over 55 Sunday Brunch, Sunday, February 2, at noon at the Samoset Resort, Rockport. Singles 55 and older are invited to join the social group for brunch and conversation. RSVP by 6 p.m. Friday, January 24: 542-9014 or 542-0848
  • Tech Tools at Rockland Public Library: Exploring Goodreads, Wednesday, January 29, at 10:30 a.m. Adult Program Coordinator Shane Billings gives an overview of the features and benefits of Goodreads, an app that helps users keep track of the books they’ve read and find suggestions for new ones. He will also describe the Goodreads Challenge, a way to set a goal for your reading in the New Year. Call the Library at 594-0310 to pre-register.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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 Thurs-days, 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.
  • 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 4 to 5 p.m. and Sundays 9 to 10 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation. Drop-ins welcome. Donations taken.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • 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.