NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:

  • “Coastal Erosion & Human Impacts in Nearshore Environments,” in the Summer Adult Community Learning Series at Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, which you can attend Tuesday or Thursday at 10 a.m. In the final entry to the series, learn how rising sea levels are causing coastal erosion, how humans can mitigate it, and why coastal remediation is so critical. Ages 16+. Bring a face mask and water bottle and plan to spend the 90-minute program outdoors. $25. Registration: herringgut.org, 372-8677.
  • Round Two of Free Blueberry Picks at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, with morning and afternoon sessions this Tuesday and Friday, and afternoon and evening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. To sign up and learn the rules and what to bring, head to coastalmountains.org.
  • Walking Tours at Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport, every half hour on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The tour tells the story of Searsport and Penobscot Bay. $20 per household. Call or email the day before your tour.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

  • Moxie Wing of Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage in Union, open Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., through August 29. $5 for adults, $3 under 16 and 65+. Visitors must wear masks.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

  • “An Insider’s Guide to Southern Midcoast Maine,” at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Camden Public Library hosts Cory King for the second program in its Maine travel series, which explores destinations within a two-hour drive from Camden. This one takes a look at what there is to do in Bath, Topsham, and Harpswell, and also the area’s smaller communities, like Phippsburg and Richmond. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.
  • “What Does It Mean to Be ‘OK’?” on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library hosts encouragement coach Kathrin-Gabriel Jones, who will discuss the pandemic, social change, and economic uncertainty and how they are forcing people to acknowledge the difference between “I’m okay” and “I’m not okay.” To request a link to attend, email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
  • Henry Knox to Come Alive Virtually Before Livestream of Talk on “The Field of Blood,” Knox Museum’s 2020 annual lecture. First, Arch O’Reilly takes on the role of the Maine general and leads an online tour of Montpelier, Knox’s hilltop mansion in Thomaston. Then, livestreamed from Yale University at 7 p.m., Joanne Freeman will talk about her latest book, “The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War.” She’ll introduce Jonathan Cilley, a congressman from Maine who was killed in a duel with William Graves of Kentucky in 1839. Tickets are $20 at knoxmuseum.org. Purchase by 10 a.m. that day.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • 2nd Annual Fore PAWS Golf Tournament & Ball Drop, at Goose River Golf Club, with a view of Camden Hills and a clubhouse offering food, bar and a deck. With a hole-in-one contest to win a new Chevy and a raffle-style golf ball drop with a top prize of $1,000. Registration starts at noon. Play starts at 1 p.m. Awards go out at 4:30 p.m. $100 per golfer, with all proceeds to benefit the animals at PAWS Animal Adoption Center, based in Camden. Sign up at pawsadoption.org.
  • Historic Walking Tours in Downtown Camden, Fridays at 4 p.m., through September 11. Tours start at the library on Atlantic Avenue and end at the village green. Masks required. Free; donations taken. Call 236-3440 to book.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Midcoast Recreation Center Parking Lot Pickleball Invitational, Rockport, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with a rain date of August 22) on its five parking lot pickleball courts. $25 per player. It is not a tournament and all skill levels are welcome. A raffle for pickleball court rentals, MRC sweatshirts, a membership to MRC, and other items. Participants will receive five raffle tickets upon entry, and more tickets can be purchased at $5 apiece by anyone interested. Other fundraisers for the nonprofit rec center include a golf tournament August 21, the 6th Annual Benefit Tennis tournament on September 9, and a charity yard sale on August 29. To participate in the Parking Lot Pickleball Invitational, visit midcoastrec.org or call 236-9400.
  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Continues in Camden Amphitheatre, this Saturday and Sunday and also August 29 and 30. Performances of the kid-friendly show, FAFALO!, start at 5 p.m. Balinese masks and huge puppets bring to life the comic fantasy about what happens when a buffoon is made into a king. Rain cancels, but tickets can be used at a future performance. Details: CamdenShakespeare.org or 464-0008. Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com.

COMING UP:

  • John Bird to Present Rockland’s “Rise and Renewal,” Wednesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Cushing Public Library hosts Bird, whose book documents the history of the city that anchors the state’s midcoast. Bird, a fifth-generation Rockland native, is a graduate of Rockland High School and Bowdoin College and a retired educator. For a link to attend: 691-0833 or wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.
  • 14th Annual Central Lincoln County YMCA Sanford Tennis Open will be held at Lincoln Academy’s four outdoor courts on August 21 and 22. The traditional social tennis tournament will kick off the weekend on Friday, August 21, from noon to 5 p.m. The Triples Tournament will be held Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. Triples will be followed by a live auction and social under the tent and in the field back at the Y, in Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. All CDC Maine guidelines will be followed. Members of the community are invited to attend. Ticket prices (per person) are as follows: Friday Doubles Tournament, $75; Saturday Triples Tournament and Social, $75; Social alone, $50. Register at the Y front desk, by calling 563-9622.
  • Belfast Maskers Present “Five Socially Distanced Comedies” Outside Basil Burwell Community Theate, in downtown Belfast, on August 22, 28, and 29 at 7 p.m., and on August 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place on the front lawn of the theater at 17 Court Street. The street in front of the theater will be closed to traffic during performances so that audience members can be seated six feet apart. Family members and patrons that arrive together may sit together. Masks are required for entry, but may be removed when seated. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, dinner, or snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during and in between the plays. Bathroom facilities inside the building, available before and after the plays, will be sanitized after each use, and hand sanitizer will be available. Only 40 tickets will be sold per show and must be purchased at BelfastMaskers.com. No tickets will be available at the “door.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 18. Some of the plays contain adult language and may not be appropriate for young children. Performances will be canceled if there is rain.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

  • Recordings of “Transcendent” Rockport Opera Hall Performances, 7:30 p.m. on Bay Chamber Concerts’ YouTube channel. Featuring Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 78 by Stefan Jackiw, violin, and Conrad Tao, piano, from August 2018 and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro by the St. Lawrence String Quartet – Geoff Nuttall and Barry Shiffman, violins; Leslie Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello – from July 2004. This is the final mini-concert in BCC’s virtual Masterworks series.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • Zoom Happy Hour with DaPonte String Quartet, at 5 p.m. in its Friday Happy Hour series. Head to daponte.org for a link.

COMING UP:

  • MaineMadeMusic: Luke & Will Mallett, coming to Camden Opera House on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. Leaders of the Mallett Brothers Band offer a safely distanced acoustic show. Face masks required. Advance tickets are $25 via camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154 only, $35 day-of-show.

FILM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

  • Drive-In Movies at Owls Head Transportation Museum, shown in conjunction with Rockland’s Strand Theatre, this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. This week, “Get Out.” And coming next week, “1917.” You must buy tickets online at RocklandStrand.com. $20 per car includes popcorn.

COMING UP:

  • “Burning Candles: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay,” sponsored by Rockland Historical Society and Millay House Rockland, and broadcast on Maine Coast TV on Wednesday, August 19, at 7 p.m. Find it on Spectrum Channel 7 and Channel 1301, on Roku at Maine Coast TV, or on your computer at mainecoast.tv.
  • “A Thousand Cuts,” at the Shotwell Drive-In Theater, in Rockport, on Wednesday, August 19. Camden Conference and CIFF present the film about journalist Maria Ressa, co-founder of Philippine news site Rappler and a speaker at the 2020 Camden Conference. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and no cars will be admitted after 7:30 p.m. The film will start at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 per car. To order tickets and for more information: shotwelldrivein.eventive.org.
  • KineticMaine Outdoor Film Festival in Camden in Camden Amphitheatre, on Thursday, August 20. Entry begins at 7 p.m. and films roll at 7:45 p.m. The program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Bring your own chair. $15 tickets are at maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com.

ARTS

  • Zillman Art Museum, downtown Bangor, opened three new exhibitis this month. ZAM is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. “Maine Inspired: Art Luminaries at the Bicentennial” includes works by Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Berenice Abbott and Alex Katz. Also now open, “Being Here: Marcie Jan Bronstein” and “Wood Nymphs: Joanne Carson.” All three shows run to December 23.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:

  • Kinetic Creatives in Downtown Belfast, Park on Main, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Each $15 session includes artmaking and a short walk. This Tuesday, blind contour drawings and guerrilla art (leaving a piece for someone else to find), with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein. For details, including items you might need to bring, and to register: waterfallarts.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

  • “Small Books, Three Ways” with Amy Tingle and Maya Stein, under tents outside Waterfall Arts in Belfast, on Wednesdays, August 12, 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Make three small books and begin generating content inside their pages. $85 ($77 members). Age 15+. Rain days will be the next day.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

  • Virtual Event with Author Kate Hotchkiss, at 5 p.m. on Zoom, in the North Haven Library Readership Series. Hotchkiss will discuss her recently released debut novel, “On Harbor’s Edge, Book One: 1912–1913,” the first story in a series of dramatic, generationally layered plots from the early 1900s to the present, against the backdrop of Maine’s coast. For a link, email author@katehotchkiss.com.
  • Socially Engaged Art at Waterfall Arts, outside the building at 256 High Street, Belfast, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. All ages, free, no need to register. A space for conversations about how to use the arts to catalyze social action, investigate reality, and instigate change. Gatherings canceled in the event of heavy rain.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • Online Poetry Group with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Share a favorite poem or one of your own, or listen to the words of others. To register, email jeaton@skidompha.org.
  • Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults, 11 a.m. to noon on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page. Hear a wide range of books read by library staff. Recordings are available afterward in the Video section.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Figure Drawing: Long Pose at Waterfall Arts, outside the building at 256 High Street, Belfast, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $60 for six sessions (register on the website) or $15 drop-in. Ages 15+. Ongoing, noninstructional group. Bring your own materials, including – if possible – easels and seats, as well as sun protection (umbrellas, hats, sunscreen, etc). Rain cancels that day’s session.
  • Cushing Arts in the Barn Open Air Pop Up Art Show, Saturdays, August 15 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Good Neighbors Park, 14 River Road, Cushing. Tables will be positioned at 20-foot intervals along a mowed path in the town field; masks will be required and hand sanitizer will be available. A Port a Potty will also be available. This event is weather permitting.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • 10 x 10 Tea at Port Clyde Art Gallery’s 6th Annual Juried 10 x 10 Exhibition, from 2 to 4 p.m. The rain date for the outdoor event is August 17. The works of artists from Maine and beyond are featured in this exhibition where $500 in cash awards and ribbons will be presented to the winning artists at 2:30 p.m. All works are available for sale. Guests are required to wear masks and socially distance. Individually wrapped snacks will be provided.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Coffee Hour for Creatives in Belfast, Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. outside Downshift Coffee, 39 Main Street. Anyone can join the ongoing outdoor coffee hour whose members seek creative accountability, connections with other innovators and dreamers, and a network in which to share ideas. A Zoom Coffee Hour for Creatives is held by Waterfall Arts of Belfast on third Thursdays on Zoom. Contact laura@waterfallarts.org for a link.
  • Maine Mondays Live, on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday. Julia will read from books about Maine’s history. Recordings are available afterward on Facebook.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • “The Slow Art of Peggy Clark Lumpkins,” an online talk with Camden Library’s August Artist-of-the-Month at 6 p.m. on Zoom. She’ll talk about her “slow” painting technique, of thinning down a classic oil medium and then building up a multitude of transparent layers. You can see her work on the library’s website now. Lumpkins is giving 20 percent of August sales at peggyclarklumpkins.com and colorafootpress.com to the library. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for a link to her talk.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:

  • UMaine Extension Offering Fruit and Vegetable Preservation Webinars in August, with four new live classes every Tuesday, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Topics this month include steam canning, freezing tomatoes and corn, and canning salsa and tomatoes. Registration required; $5 donation per session optional. Register on the program webpage to receive the link and resources. Webinars are recorded. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation: 781-6099, kate.mccarty@maine.edu.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • Belfast Garden Club Continues Open Garden Days Series, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, rain or shine. This week, see the gardens at 16 Church Street, Belfast, which stood out to Anne-Marie Nolin and Bob Adler as they were house hunting in 2014 because of the perennial gardens created by the previous owner, Martha Block, a Belfast Garden Club member and one of the originators of the Open Garden Days tour. The couple have maintained the original garden structure, enlarged some beds and installed stone borders, paths, and a patio. Brothers Willy and Clayton Clemetson will perform on fiddle and accordion from 10 a.m. to noon. Masks are requested. Entry is by donation; $5 suggested.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Improving Garden Soil Health Topic of Online Workshop with UMaine Extension, from noon to 1 p.m. Caragh Fitzgerald will discuss “Cover Crops and Soil Management in the Garden,” with the emphasis on cover crops. Fitzgerald will talk about what cover crops to plant, when to plant them, and how to manage them to get the most benefit. Registration is required; a $5 donation is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend the webinar live or receive a link to the recording. This is the second in a six-part summer gardening webinar series offered every other Monday through September. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Pamela Hargest, 781-6099; pamela.hargest@maine.edu.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • Tour of Herb Garden at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, at noon. Gardener and herbalist Denise DeSpirito leads the tour of the herb garden to see what’s blooming, check out recent additions, and speak about how to harvest different plants and their seeds at this point in the growing season. Guests are welcome to ask questions about the plants on display as well as their home gardens. $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:

  • Searsmont Garden Growth, local gardeners with extra produce can drop it off Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to noon in the Ames School foyer. Those who want to partake of the free, fresh food may stop by Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info: searsmont.com/searsmontgardengrowth.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry is open from 4 to 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. It’s at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Route 126), Jefferson, for people from Jefferson and Somerville in need of food. Bring shopping bags. For more info or to volunteer, call 315-1134.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • Belfast Farmers Market outside Waterfall Arts, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Fridays.
  • Union Farmers Market on Union Common, 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays through October 9.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • MisFit Farm Country Store, 581 Rockland Road, Somerville, open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
  • Take-Out Baked Bean Supper in Thomaston, at Williams-Brazier Post 37, American Legion, 37 Watts Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. Meals will be neatly packed and patrons can drive or walk up to the hall to order a meal, $8. Coming on August 29, a spaghetti supper.
  • Lobster to Go in Searsmont, at Searsmont United Methodist Church, in the village. $20 includes a 1- to 1.25-pound lobster and drawn butter, an ear of corn picked that morning, coleslaw made by Angler’s Restaurant, and a slice of homemade blueberry cake. Extra lobsters or lobsters only are $10. Lobsters and dinners may be picked up from 5 to 6 p.m. Reservations must be made by Thursday, August 13, at 8 p.m.: call 589-3059 and leave a name and phone number.
  • Curbside to Go Public Lobster Supper, at Mt. Olivet Lodge, in Washington, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. $15 for a whole steamed lobster with butter, corn on the cob, coleslaw, a roll, chips, dessert, and a drink. Adults $15 single-lobster meal, $25 twin-lobster meal (per person). To minimize contact, payment by check is preferred. Make it out to Mount Olivet Lodge. This is a “curbside – to-go” supper only. The lodge is a quarter mile north of Washington village, on Route 220.
  • Union Masons Chicken BBQ, at Union Masonic Lodge 31, from noon to 3 p.m. The dinner will consist of a chicken leg quarter or chicken breast, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, roll and drink. The meal is free to the public, however donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the dinner will be used for Lodge improvements. Meals will be served drive-through style, and served rain or shine.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Pumpkin Vine Family Farmers Market in Somerville, 217 Hewett Road, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Long Cove Farmers Market at East Forty Farm in Waldoboro, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through October 12.

COMING UP:

  • “A Tribute to the Union Fair” Take-Out Supper, Friday, August 28, with drive-through pickup from 5 to 6 p.m. People’s United Methodist Church in Union offers the third in its series of monthly take-out suppers. This one features one of its favorites from past Union Fairs: pulled pork on a bun, homemade coleslaw, potato chips and a slice of homemade Maine wild blueberry pie. Tickets are $15 per meal and must be purchased by Wednesday, August 19, by calling 785-2651. A limited number of frozen blueberry pies, with baking instructions, will also be available for $18. Meals can be picked up at the improvised drive-through at the church on August 28 between 5 and 6 p.m. The church is at 21 Depot Street, behind the Union Post Office.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • UMaine Offering Early College Fall Courses for High School Students, with more than 100 remote courses available, starting August 31. Tuition is waived for qualified public high school students and offered at a reduced rate of $138.25 per credit for students in Maine private high schools. The application deadline is August 24. Register at explorec.maine.edu. To learn more about the application process, contact Allison Small at 581-8004, allison.small@maine.edu, or visit umaine.edu/earlycollege.
  • The Game Loft’s Food Service Program has ramped up to seven days a week and will continue through summer. Lunch can be picked up daily from noon to 2 p.m. at The Game Loft, 78A Main Street in downtown Belfast (through the green door next to All About Games). Game Loft membership is not required for youth to receive a free lunch. Call 338-6447 to place an order.
  • Strand Theatre of Rockland’s Strand Youth Film Fest, for youngsters living in the midcoast and surrounding areas. Short films will be accepted through August 31. Winners will be selected by Strand staff and local film professionals.
  • 4-H Summer Fun Online and Off, with dozens of activities in August for kids ages 5 to 18 in science and engineering, cooking, art and photography, and animal and natural sciences. Participants do not need to be enrolled in 4-H. Workshops are free; some suggest donations for materials: extension.umaine.edu/4h/2020-4-h-summer-programming/.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:

  • Take-Home Tuesdays in Belfast Free Library’s Summer Reading Program, for kids pre-K to grade five, with projects and activities available for pickup. Visit the website for details.
  • Chat with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library on Zoom, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. For a link, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Facebook Live Story Time with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Librarian Jessie will read books and sing songs on the library’s Facebook page.
  • Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school kids are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes, books.
  • Sears Island Bingo Scavenger Hunt for Kids, a self-guided nature scavenger hunt for families, now through the end of August. To take part, download a printable PDF at friendsofsearsisland.org/bingo2020/. There will also be copies at the kiosk by the island entrance. While exploring the island, find five in a row on the bingo card. Snap a photo of each item and email to outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org to be entered into a raffle for a prize that includes a nature activity book, pocket microscope, and bug net. The whole family can participate in the hunt, but the prize winner must be between the ages of 5 and 12. The winner will be announced at the end of August. Sears Island is located on Sears Island off Route 1 just east of Searsport. To learn more about Friends of Sears Island, check out www.friendsofsearsisland.org or facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

  • Free Explorer Kits at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, Wednesdays through August 19. A new Explorer Kit will be available every week, with instructions, materials, and ideas for kids ages 4 to 9. Kits are put out at 9 a.m., first-come, first-served.
  • Art @ City Park, with Waterfall Arts at Belfast City Park, near the entrance, on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Artists of any age and experience level can pick up materials to work with in the park. Free.
  • Read-Alouds with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • 40 Days of Summer at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free take-home projects and takeout meals available for pickup for any child in Thomaston or surrounding towns. No income requirements or restrictions. This is the final week of the program. Visit thomaston.lib.me.us, call 354-2453, or email programs@thomaston.lib.me.us for more information or to be added to an email list.
  • Ashwood Waldorf School Virtual Open House, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., for adults interested in learning about the school’s kindergarten through eighth grade programs. For a link, call 236-8021 or email Laura Purdom at info@ashwoodwaldorf.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

  • Baby Time with Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Outdoor Family Fun at Barrett Park in Booothbay, led by Healthy Kids, from 10 a.m. to noon. Free games, fun for all ages, and a healthy snack. Register at healthykidsmaine.org or call 563-1818. Meanwhile, Healthy Kids offers free classes and private sessions for parents of kids from newborn to age 5 on everything from discipline and encouraging positive behavior to getting kids ready for school. To take part, call Mindy at 563-1818.
  • Virtual Postpartum Support Group, held by Waldo County General Hospital on Thursdays, August 13 and 27, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It offers a place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk, listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. Free. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register. After you are registered and shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information on how to participate in the class.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • Free “Nature’s Tea Party” Program at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 a.m. in the Free Family Fridays series. This program will take families around Merryspring and show how to identify plants that can be safely harvested and made into refreshing summer drinks. Guests will be able to sample a variety of different teas and take home cuttings of plants to create mixes of their own. Families must wear masks and sign up ahead of time: info@merryspring.org or 236-2239. The series runs to August 21.
  • Facebook Live Storytime with Carver Memorial Library, of Searsport, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, song, movement and activities for young learners up to age 5 and their families.
  • Art Time with Bridget Matros from Waterfall Arts, of Belfast, on Facebook Live, Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Bridget reads a book and leads a hands-on art project using simple materials; ideal for ages 7 and older. The sessions are available to view afterward, too. Go to Facebook/waterfallbridge.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Pirates Hour with The Theater Project, 10 a.m. Saturdays through August 15. A guest teacher leads a session with a story and craft. $5 per session. Learn more at theaterproject.com.
  • Art Together Mornings on Zoom with Waterfall Arts, 10 a.m. to noon. Families can join up for an art project in a lively online workshop. Best for ages 6 and up. Materials kits can be picked up at Waterfall Arts the day prior. $15 or pay what you can. Registration required: waterfallarts.org.
  • Night Hike for Families and Children at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, at 8 p.m. This program will lead guests on a walk at dusk to listen for nighttime birds and owls, watch for crepuscular and nocturnal mammals, and look for and detect bats. Guests must register by emailing info@merryspring.org or calling 236-2239. Bring a flashlight and be ready to spend an hour outdoors.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Online Theater Camp with The Theater Project, this Monday to Friday, teens 13+ can take part in “Write Your Own Skit, Sketch, or Monologue.” Details are at theaterproject.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • UMA Rockland Reopening for Fall Semester, and offering online and in-person learning options. In-person courses will include entry-level courses and those that require hands-on instruction, as in the sciences. Students and guests are encouraged to call ahead to schedule appointments during August. The fall term opens August 31.
  • Registration for Fall 2020 Classes Now Open at the Hutchinson Center, of Belfast, for over 300 undergraduate and graduate courses this fall 2020. All will be offered remotely. Offerings include a new course, History of Pandemics in America, taught by lecturer and UMaine alumnus Patrick Callaway, Ph.D. The deadline for scholarship applications is August 20. More information is online.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11:

  • Free “Understanding your Health Insurance Options” Webinars, offered by Consumers for Affordable Health Care, this Tuesday at 10 a.m. and again on September 3 at 1 p.m., October 20 at 10 a.m., November 18 at 1 p.m. and December 8 at 10 a.m. The hour-long program covers types of coverage available to Mainers, including MaineCare and private Marketplace insurance; subsidies and other help; important deadlines and rules; and how to apply. Learn more at mainecahc.org.
  • Free Virtual Class: “Take a Break with Guided Meditation,” from noon to 12:30 p.m. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this quick meditation break as you can. The class will begin with a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by five minutes of silent meditation. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.
  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. Camden Public Library’s Spanish language reading and conversation group. For more information or to request a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.
  • “Wellness 2.0,” Tuesdays, August 11 to 25, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The three-week virtual class will give you the opportunity to pause, reflect and focus on yourself. You will bring your own agenda and work on whatever wellness goals you choose. Health & Wellness Coach Vikki Swan will provide tools, structure and guidance as participants support each other in achieving their goals. $19.50 registration fee is required. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight Fund-raiser Now Virtual, with swimmers and paddlers invited to take part now through this Sunday, August 16. Instead of hundreds of swimmers, paddlers and volunteers gathering in Northport and Islesboro, this year LifeFlight is asking people to create their own crossing for iX2020. Historically the “I” in IX stood for Islesboro, but this year it’s about individuals and small groups swimming and paddling across bodies of water everywhere in Maine to support LifeFlight, Maine’s emergency medical helicopter service. Details: lifeflightmaine.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12:

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Maine Sport kiosk, Camden Harbor, 16 Bayview Street, Camden. Take a tour with Maine Sport Outfitters’ Registered Maine Guides. Basic paddling and safety instructions will be provided. Children ages 10 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. $25 fee includes kayaks and gear. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13:

  • Camden Public Library Tech Help Hour on Zoom, 1 to 2 p.m. Staff are ready to help people with new devices. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.
  • Free Diabetes and Nutrition Program on Zoom, offered by Spectrum Generations and Healthy Living for ME, this Thursday through September 17. Workshops will meet weekly from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include testing blood sugar, menu planning, stress management, increasing activity level, treating low blood sugar, caring for your feet, and healthy eating. Call 620-1642 or email jpaquet@healthylivingforme.org to register. Technical support is available.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14:

  • Chess Club of Camden Public Library holds online matches every Friday while the library is closed. Members may also challenge other members at any time. Join at lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. For help registering or to learn more, contact Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.
  • Rummage Sale at Simonton Hall, Rockport, this Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books, puzzles, glassware, linens, furniture, tools, baked goods, winter sports gear for sale to benefit the building fund. Masks required.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays through the end of September. Wear a mask. More info: 354-6679.
  • “Race Day” for Belfast Rotary Bug Run, in the Virtual RunBelfast 2020 series. The series lets participants run and walk anywhere they choose, almost anytime they want, in the week leading up to “race day.” Learn more at RunBelfast.org.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • Free Virtual Class: “Simple Strategies for Fall Prevention,” this Tuesday, August 18, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Building balance and strength are essential to preventing falls and maintaining independence. Join personal trainer Rachael McCormick and certified A Matter of Balance facilitator Megan Day to learn exercises and changes you can make at home to decrease your chances of falling. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 301-3950.

COMING UP:

  • Restorative Practices Certificate Program in Belfast and Bath, six sessions, on August 20 and 21, September 25, October 29 and 30, and November 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and at Union + Co. in Bath. $650; scholarships available. Details: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.
  • “Teaching from the Heart” Program, offered online by the Hutchinson Center, Belfast, August 24 to 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., for educators, teachers and those working with children in preschool to third grade. The cost is $125 (need-based scholarships available). More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website.
  • Free Online Class: “How to Support Someone with Quitting Tobacco,” Tuesday, August 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how you can help support friends or loved ones and help connect them to free resources through the Maine QuitLink. Registration: 301-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Drive-By Resource Fair for Caregivers of Veterans, and any veteran who identifies as a caregiver, Wednesday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four locations: VAMC Togus in Augusta, VA Clinic Saco, VA Clinic Lewiston, and VA Clinic Bangor. Learn about resources available to those caring for veterans. Goody bags with info and promo items from VA programs and community groups will be available and VA Caregiver Support staff will answer questions.