NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • American Travelling Morrice Dancers at Rockland Public Library, 2 p.m. in the side parking lot. See them caper through moves born in the English countryside, as they clash wooden sticks and wave handkerchiefs to fiddle tunes.
  • 23rd Annual Tenants Harbor Poetry Reading, 5 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. Poets Nan Carey, Alan Clark, Joanna Hynd, Elizabeth Gordon McKim, David Paffhausen, Teresa Piccari and David Riley will read between guitar interludes by Stuart Bicknell. Wine and cheese served. Free, donations welcome.
  • “An Evening with Gil Schafer” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 5:30 p.m. General Henry Knox Museum presents the award-winning architect and author of the new coffee table book “A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House.” A benefit dinner will follow the lecture. $30 tix, $25 museum members: 354-8062.
  • “Where in the World” at Penobscot Marine Museum, in its Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport, at 6 p.m. Dick Baldwin describes Educational Passages, a project where students of all ages launch and track crewless miniboats to learn about ocean currents and winds. He’ll show images of a launch off the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. $8 admission, $5 PMM members.
  • “Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Jeffrey Ryan on his soon-to-be-published book about Whyte, who arrived in the mining town of Monson in 1895 with sacks of loot and a fierce desire for privacy – until the FBI came looking for him. No one could have imagined how Whyte, who lost everything during WWI, amassed another fortune before he died.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Belfast Harbor Fest and Classic Boat Show this Weekend, events include Friday’s opening “Evening by the Bay” tent party, Saturday’s pancake breakfast, and National Boat Building Challenge, and Sunday’s Cardboard Boat Challenge and lobster cookout. See the schedule at BelfastHarborFest.com.
  • “Miyazaki in Maine: The Universal Message of a Japanese Animator,” 5:30 p.m. at Barn Swallow Book Shop, 166 Russell Avenue, Rockport. Learn about Hayao Miyazaki, a living legend in the world of animation, from expert Susan Napier, professor of rhetoric and Japanese studies at Tufts University.
  • Suzannah Lessard in Belfast, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street. The best-selling author (“The Architect of Desire”) and writer for The New Yorker reads from her newest book, “The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape.” Says The Wall Street Journal: “What makes this book compelling is not so much where the author goes, but how she reflects on what she sees when she gets there.”

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • “New Discoveries and Symbolism in Moby-Dick,” 3 p.m. at Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main Street in Belfast. Expert David Peloquin sheds light on a role for the maker of Queequeg’s coffin, a “carpenter from Aroostook County.”
  • Bob Marley Show at Camden Opera House, SOLD OUT.
  • Union Fair & Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, at Union Fairgrounds, just off Route 17, from Saturday to Saturday, August 17 to 24. Contests, live music, harness racing, Wine Pavilion, Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, food, Demolition Derbies, a Midway and more.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • Guide Dog Puppies Visiting Cushing Public Library, 11 a.m. A rep of Guiding Eyes for the Blind will bring along future guide dogs and talk about how they are rasied, trained and provided at no cost to people with visual impairments.
  • Garden Party at Frances Perkins Center, Newcastle, from 2 to 5 p.m. to mark the 84th year of the Social Security Act. Guests will ride a trolley from Lincoln Academy to Perkins’ family home, now a National Historic Landmark, where wine, refreshments and appetizers will be waiting. Perkins was Secretary of Labor under FDR and the first woman ever in the Cabinet. $75: 563-3374, FrancesPerkinsCenter.org.
  • 16th Annual John Syrett Lobster Bake, 4 to 7 p.m. in Owls Head, Knox County Democratic Committee throws the fundraiser. $40 adults, $25 for students 21 and under: KnoxMaineDemo-crats.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • “The Story of the Pemaquid Mill,” 7:30 p.m. at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park’s Learning Center, New Harbor. Learn how local groups acquired the 1800s building and are solving its mysteries from archaeologist Neill dePaoli, Ph.D., at a Friends of Colonial Pemaquid Lecture. $5, free for Friends.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • “Listen to the Wind” at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 10 a.m. Susanne Dunlap on the first in her historical fiction triology “The Orphans of Tolosa,” in the free Chats with Champions series.
  • “The Enchanted Hour” at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Reading aloud makes children and adults happier, and it’s the fix for attention spans that have been fractured by our electronic devices, posits Wall Street Journal writer Meghan Cox Gurdon in her new book. She’ll talk about it, then sign copies.
  • “It’s A Big Universe – Where Do We Fit In?” at Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, 8 to 9:30 p.m. August 20, 27 and September 3. Astronomer Richard Luecke describes how the answers have changed over the centuries and how they continue to change, then leads an outside tour of the night sky. $20: SchoodicInstitute.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

  • “Decline of Forage Fish in the Gulf of Maine,” 5 p.m., Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main Street, Rockland. Learn how one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world is declining and what that means for Maine’s seabirds, from Karen Alexander. RSVP: 596-5566.
  • Kate Braestrup in Belfast, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street. The author (“Anchor and Flares,” “Here If You Need Me”) and Maine Warden Service chaplain gives a talk.
  • “Say What You Can” at Lincolnville Community Library, 7 p.m. Poet Elizabeth Tibbetts reads from her new book, with words about her work, her Maine roots and her love for the natural world. Her “In the Well” won the 2002 Bluestem Poetry Award.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • Talk on Being a Nightjar Monitor, 7 p.m. at Palermo Community Library. Logan Parker describes the Maine Nightjar Monitoring project, which sends everyday people into moonlit nights to look for Maine’s nightjars – Eastern whip-poor-will and common nighthawk – and other nocturnal flyers that are on the decline.

COMING UP:

  • Outdoor Contra Dance in Belfast, Friday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m. Belfast Flying Shoes invites everyone to the next dance in its free summer series – this one is on Armistice Footbridge, with music by Sassafras Stomp (other players welcome to sit in). All levels of experience are welcome. Rain date: August 24.
  • Broke Bride: A Theatrical Dance, at St. Lawrence Arts, Portland, Friday and Sunday, August 23 and 25, at 7 p.m. To a soundtrack of Ludo’s 2005 EP, a widower is juggled through time as he tries to travel back to the day of his wife’s death. $15. And Saturday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m., “Steamy Nights.” The burlesque benefit offers “good clean debauchery” to raise funds for the nonproft arts center. $20. Tickets at StLawrenceArts.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • “Bach for Breakfast,” at Union Hall, Rockport. “Brilliant violinist” (The New Yorker) Jennifer Koh serves up Bach’s major pieces for solo violin with a side of contemporary composers at 10 a.m. Thursday to Sunday during the Screen Door Fesitval. Coffee and muffins available beforehand. $30, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • Toomai String Quintet on Camden Village Green, 1 p.m. Pack a picnic for the free outdoor concert.
  • Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner, 5 p.m. at The 1812 Farm in Bristol. A musical celebration and dinner featuring drinks, food, a silent auction, and toasts to SBC’s 25 years. Featuring the Brentano String Quartet. $75 tickets: SaltBayChamberfest.org.
  • Searsmont Street Band in Belfast, 5:30 p.m. at Steamboat Landing Park in the free Summer Nights series. The band blends country and rock at its 40th reunion. Bring a chair or blanket (but not the dog). Next Thursday, August 22, the show moves to Beaver Street with Tuba Skinny. Facebook has series details.
  • Midcoast Brass Quintet Concert in Camden Amphitheatre, at 6:30 p.m. The brass band plays modern classical, pop, jazz and rock. Bring seating to the free show. Rain moves it into the library.
  • Gospel Concert in Union, 7 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street. Ernie and Jason Couch arrive from Nashville with classics and originals. A hat will be passed to help with their travel expenses. Refreshments.
  • Maxwell String Quartet at Rockport Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Glasgow ensemble, called “brilliantly fresh” by The Scottish Herald, plays Mozart, Debussy, Shostakovich and James MacMillan’s “Memento,” and sprinkles in some Scottish folk tunes. $45 adults (plus $3 fee per single ticket purchase), $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • The Subdudes at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The longtime New Orleans quintet blends “meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B ... and folky social consciousness.” $35 online and at the door.
  • “A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” by Lincoln County Community Theater at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. A cast of 23 and band of six pay tribute to love in all its forms this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. show Saturday. $20 adults, $18 theater members, $5 under 19.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Organist Christopher Houlihan Reverberates on Elm Street, 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Camden. Everyone’s invited to take a pew for free and hear his open rehearsal. It’s prep for his 5:30 p.m. show, “Reorganized,” that has at its heart Handel’s Organ Concerto in F Major, for which he’ll be joined by the Toomai String Quintet. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • Master Class with Nina Lee, 1 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, Damariscotta. New England string students will be coached by Lee, cellist of the Brentano String Quartet, and the public is invited to sit in and listen for free.
  • Beatles Sing-Along in Waldoboro, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship Street. The Rusty Hinges will share Beatles songs, in memory of their friend Edward Fisher.
  • Celtic Musicians in House Concert at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 7 p.m. Fiddler, composer and recording artist Andrea Beaton and step-dancing pianist and fiddler Troy MacGillivray perform. Refreshments. Suggested donation of $20 to $30 at the door. RSVP: bit.ly/andrea-troy.
  • Salt Bay Chamberfest Wraps Up 25th Anniversary Season, 7:30 p.m. at Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. Festival Concert 5 features Nina C. Young’s “Spero Lucem,” Ferruccio Busoni’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence.” $35 adults, $5 students: SaltBayChamberfest.org. The public is invited to sit in on an open rehearsal in the barn earlier the same day, at 10 a.m.
  • Guilhem Desq & Friends at Union Hall in Rockport, 8:30 p.m. He breathes new life into the hurdy-gurdy, electrifying the old-world instrument and playing everything from European folk to rock to hip-hop. He’ll be joined by Screen Door Festival musicians for original numbers. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • “The Beethoven Septet Experience” at Union Hall in Rockport, 1 p.m. Join a group of Screen Door Festival resident artists for an intimate exploration of one of Beethoven’s masterworks, his Op. 20 Septet. $45 adults, $10 under 25. The same day at Union Hall, at 5:30 p.m., pieces by Robert and Clara Schumann, including their “Liebesfrühling,” will be performed by mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata, baritone Jesse Blumberg, clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois and pianist Pedja Muzijevic. $30 adults, $10 under 25. And at 8:30 p.m., “Cuerdas Americanas – Music from Cuba and Brazil” by the Toomai String Quintet, who pay homage to Cuban composers Ernesto Lecuona and Israel “Cachao” Lopez and include new and original arrangements by Brazilian composers Heitor Villa Lobos and Lea Freire. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • Piano and Winds at Union Hall in Rockport, 1 p.m. A newly connected community of diverse musicians – a pianist, a clarinetist, a horn player and bassoonist Brad Balliett – comes together at the Screen Door Festival for a program that includes Balliett’s set of five Viennese-style waltzes reimagined through a 21st-century American perspective, “Free But Miserable.” $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • Quantum Electronica in Camden Amphitheatre, 2 p.m. Jason Dean and Michael Whitehead and their “electric electronic music blending dance music with film score and a jazz flair.” Free, bring a chair or blanket.
  • Love Songs at the Crosby Center in Belfast, 96 Church Street, at 2 p.m. Met Opera soprano (and Maine native) Ashley Emerson and her husband, tenor Dominic Armstrong, team up with pianist William Hobb to play pieces by Aaron Copland, Robert and Clara Schumann, and Leonard Bernstein. $20 tix available on Facebook.
  • Concert in Belfast to Benefit Asylum Seekers, 3 p.m. at The First Church, 8 Court Street. The Social Justice Team hosts musicians and singers playing everything from Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes to popular folk to assist more than 250 people who arrived in Portland after fleeing violence and persecution in Africa. Donation of $10.
  • “As One” at Rockport Opera House Wraps Screen Door Music Festival, 6 p.m. The chamber opera chronicles the experiences of transgender Hannah, sung by mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata, who is joined by baritone Jesse Blumberg and the Maxwell String Quartet. $60 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • Whitehead/Dean Group at Fog Bar & Cafe, 328 Main Street, at 7 p.m. Funky, jazzy, soulful sounds from Mike Whitehead on trumpet, Jason Dean on drums, Glen DuBose on bass and Mitch Markowitz on guitar.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • Rick Estrin and the Nightcats at Time Out Pub in Rockland, 275 Main Street, 7 p.m. The San Francisco Bay blues band, on the verge of releasing its fifth album, “Contemporary,” plays the Monday Night Blues show. $20 cover. Coming August 26, Paul Nelson.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

  • 2019 Open Mic Plus at Sandy Point Community Hall, Stockton Springs. Poets, storytellers, jokers and musicians of all ages are invited to sign up for the 7 p.m. open mic. Hawk Henries is this month’s feature act, at 8:15, playing indigenous and original flute music and telling tales.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • Celebration at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street in Damariscotta. Storytellers, magicians, musicians and others are invited to sign up for the open mic at 5 p.m. Band Well Seasoned takes the stage at 7 p.m. There will be tours of the inn, a yard sale, and Round Top ice cream and treats.
  • Oshima Brothers Lawn Concert at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. The Maine musicians perform a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop, including “Ellie,” fresh off NPR’s Heavy Rotation playlist. Rain moves the free show into the community room.
  • Jud Caswell, Kat Logan and Tirk Wilder Benefit Concert in New Harbor, 7 p.m. at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park’s Learning Center, New Harbor. They play to benefit Caring for Kids. Suggested donation of $10, free under 12. Reservations: 677-2924.
  • Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie Piano Man Bob Milne in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The veteran of festivals around the world and official “National Treasure” hits the stage of the Opera House. $25 in advance at the box office, 633-5159, and $30 online and at the door on show day.

COMING UP:

  • At Boothbay Harbor Opera House, on Friday, August 23: Le Vent du Nord, Quebec folkies and a button accordion, guitar, fiddle and hurdy-gurdy that have played over 1,800 concerts and racked up awards, including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys). Saturday, August 24: Chris Thomas King, Grammy and Country Music Award–winning blues artist and actor who lives in New Orleans. Thursday, August 29: Darlingside, the fast-growing indie folk band. All shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Haitian Youth Choir in Newcastle, Saturday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at Second Congregtional Church. The choir of 30 boys and girls ages 10 to 16 and an eight-piece chamber ensemble will perform Haitian folk and sacred music to benefit the music school at Holy Trinity Church in Port-au-Prince, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake that devasted Haiti.
  • Rick Springfield Coming to Savage Oakes, the outdoor festival venue at the vineyard and winery in Union, on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m. More info and $75 tickets at SavageOakes.com.

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, Thresher’s 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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 — THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” and the 50th Anniverary Woodstock Film Festival featuring “Woodstock Diary,” “Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music” and “Taking Woodstock.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. Live musical, “A Grand Night for Singing.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Mike Wallace Is Here,” “Wild Rose.”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • “The Chorus,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. Pierre is an aimless child at an austere boarding school in France where the students and faculty are at odds until a music teacher arrives and starts a choir.
  • “The Boss of It All,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. A small company might have to close, but who’s telling the staff? The “boss” is an actor brought in to do the dirty work. Russian, with subtitles.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • Met Opera Encore: Puccini’s La Boheme, 8 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The popular opera is shown with a shorter intermission and reduced ticket price of $12.50 adults and $10.50 Strand members, along with champagne specials, sweet treats, and a drawing for tickets.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • “To Catch a Thief” in Camden Amphitheatre, 8:30 p.m. Hitchcock’s sexy thriller starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, about a retired jewel thief who has to trap a copycat burglar on the French Riviera to avoid arrest. Bring a blanket or chair for the outdoor screening.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

  • “The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Jonathan Demme’s epic concert film highlighting the brilliantly quirky band’s 1984 gig at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater. $15 adults, $13 LT members, $5 under 19.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The rise of a financial firm created by three brothers in 1844 Brooklyn and its spectacular collapse 163 years later, triggering a major financial crisis. $15 adults, $13 LT members, $5 under 19.

COMING UP:

  • Maine Outdoor Film Festival on the Midcoast, a statewide tour of outdoor adventure and conservation shorts: Owls Head Transportation Museum on Sunday, August 25, at 7:45 p.m. Camden Snow Bowl on Saturday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. Steamboat Landing in Belfast on Thursday, September 12, at 8 p.m. For details: MaineOutdoorFilmFestival.com.

ARTS

  • Maine Wood Biennial 2020 Call for Entries, for the seventh juried show at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, in Rockport, from January 17 to April 8. The deadline for entries is August 31. Guidelines are at WoodSchool.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Block Printing in Waldoboro, at Winterberry Studio on Thursdays in August, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Supplies included. For details: holly@hollyberrydesign.com.
  • “The History of American Picture-Frame Design,” 2 p.m. at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum. Johanna Moore will show how frame designs have changed through time, how they are made – from the wood base to the gilded finishes – and how notable artists have chosen frame designs to complete their paintings. $15 admission, $10 museum members, includes gallery admission.
  • Community Space Books Discussion at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3 p.m. Discuss the out-of-this-world books you read this summer.
  • Poetry at Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View Street, Camden, at 5 p.m. Bill Carty, Kathleen Ellis, Mark Melnicove and Claire Milliken read from their recent work.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Reception for Jane Herbert at Salt Pond Studio, 522 Cushing Road in Friendship, from 4 to 7 p.m. Her landscape and marine paintings with a theme of overcast skies and damp days. She’ll be at the gallery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Receptions at River Arts in Damariscotta, Route 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. In the main gallery, “Wild Things,” a group show juried by Anthony Anderson, publisher of Maine Studio and Gallery Guide. In the West Gallery, “Old Things & New Ideas,” with found-object assemblages and painted collages by Barbara Bean, Ann Slocum and Martha Slocum. In the Invitational Hall, the “6 x 6” fundraiser continues, with pieces on sale for $20.
  • Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn Reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. for Christine Neville (watercolors), Candace Briere (pottery) and Jim Nyce (photos). The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Reception for Ed and Kay Botkin at Ocean View Grange, Tenants Harbor, from 5 to 7 p.m. His oils of the midcoast and a look at his new book, “Maine from an Artist’s Palette,” and her glass and granite sculptures. The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Lincoln Street Center Open Studios, the arts center at 24 Lincoln Street in downtown Rockland, from 5 to 8 p.m. Over a dozen artists open their doors and invite the public to see their spaces.
  • Reception to Open Group Show “H2O” at Betts Gallery, inside Belfast Framer, 96 Main Street, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Works in a wide variety of media by Susan Cooney, Julie Cyr, Gregory Dunham, Sarah Faragher, Sheep Jones, Mark Kelly, Kathleen Mack, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick, Rebecca Rivers, Shari Goddard Shambaugh, Kay Sullivan, and Gilbert Welch. It runs to September 21.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • “Mastering the Art of iPhone Photography,” 10:30 a.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Led by Gary Harmatz, a wildlife, nature, travel and underwater photographer for 30 years.
  • “An Evening of Art and Garden” in Wiscasset, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Carriage House Gardens, 62 Pleasant Street. Free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • “Dog Days of Summer” Opening Reception at Saltwater Gallery, 3056 Bristol Road, New Harbor, from 3 to 5 p.m. The cooperative gallery’s jury-selected artists provide their renderings. Refreshments, door prizes and a raffle. The show runs through Labor Day.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • 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 all materials provided. August themes include sailboats and lighthouses.
  • Weeklong Workshop in Rockport: “Really Basic Woodworking,” at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 25 Mill Street, from Monday to Friday, August 19 to 23. Libby Schrum teaches beginners how to build simple furniture using tools and materials readily available at local lumberyards. Students will build a tool box and an Adirondack chair. $810. Registration: 594-5611.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • New York City Artist Co-op Topic of Talk at Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, 2 to 3 p.m. Author and curator Melissa Rachleff on the role in the careers of artists with work in the Farnsworth’s current show “Slab City Rendezvous” played by the Tanager Gallery, which ran 1952 to 1962 as one of Manhattan’s first co-op galleries, created as an alternative to larger, more upscale galleries. $15, $10 FAM members.
  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, 2:30 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library. The book is “The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve, a novel based on the true story of the largest wildfire in Maine’s history. All are welcome at the club that meets third Tuesdays of the month. September’s book is “Anything Is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout.
  • Evening Mystery Book Club at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, at 6:30 p.m. the group will discuss Van Reid’s “Cordelia Underwood” (from the Moosepath League series) and Dorothy Cannell’s “The Thin Woman.” Attend one or both.
  • Workshop and Art Studio Tour in Hope, 7 p.m. Hope Historical Society invites everyone to meet at the home of Wayne and Linda Twitchell, 519 Barnestown Road, to see where he welds and sculpts.

COMING UP:

  • Fiore Art Center Open Studio Day, Sunday, August 25, from noon to 3 p.m. Maine Farmland Trust’s art center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Road in Jefferson, hosts the free, family-friendly event with refreshments, live music by young jazz ensemble The Extension Chords, a chance to peruse Joseph Fiore’s archived art, and entry to the resident artists’ studios and the resident gardener’s green spaces.
  • Plein Air Watercolor Workshop at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, Monday to Friday, August 26 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Annie Bailey, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Rhode Island School of Design and whose work has been shown at the Farnsworth Art Museum and Caldbeck Gallery and in National Geographic. $480, $420 FAM members.

EXHIBITS:

  • Belfast Museum, Belfast. “The Anniversary of Belfast Artist Percy A. Sanborn’s Birth” and “The Jennie Flood Kreger – Celebrating 100 Years,” to October 20.
  • 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 Historical Society, Portland. “Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art,” to February 1.
  • 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. “In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950–1969,” to September 8. “Open Ended: New Acquisitions at 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 August and 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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • “Wildlife Wonders of the Weskeag,” Meet by 10 a.m. at the Weskeag Marsh parking lot on Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston. State biologist Keel Kemper will lead the way to the viewing platform to look for birds and discuss a broad range of current fish and wildlife issues. All welcome. More info: 691-2120.
  • Back in Balance in Farnsworth Art Museum’s Garden, Rockland, Thursdays in August at 10:30 a.m. Wellness pro John Jenkins offers gentle exercises based on tai chi, yoga and mindfulness principles to people of all ages and abilities. $15 ($10 Farnsworth members) includes gallery admission. Details: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Celebration at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport to Close #FindYourTrail, at 5:30 p.m. The Coastal Mountains Land Trust fundraiser that started June 1 and invited hikers, bikers and paddlers to record their trips on midcoast trails ends with a dance party with the Leaky Boot Jug Band. Those who logged miles online will be entered into a prize drawing.
  • Free Trail Talk in Rockport,5:30 p.m. at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street. Join the Journey to Health crew to exercise and talk about the benefits of being active. Families welcome. Sign-up: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 301-3950.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Friday Tours at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, at 10 a.m. in August. Meet the Belted Galloway herd and stroll the farm’s trails through pasture and wood.
  • Friday Tours 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. Tours run to September 13.
  • “Tee Up for the Y” Golf Scrambles and Barbecue, 4 p.m. at Wawenock Golf Club, South Bristol. Info: clcYMCA.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Rotary Bug Run 5K in Belfast, during Belfast Harbor Fest, 8:30 a.m. at Belfast Common. Details: active.com.
  • 28th Annual Hobbs Pond Swim, at Hope Town Beach, Pond Road off Barnestown Road. Swimmers should arrive by 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. swim. Spotting boats, swim caps and sign-in are all that’s required, and there will be no entry fee, no T-shirts and no prizes. An after-swim social will be held at Hope General Store, 449 Camden Road.
  • Hogback Mountain Wildlife Habitat Hike, 2 p.m. Leader Moe Martin was born and raised on Hogback and is deeply familiar with its terrain and wilidlife. His hike last year was full. Registration: MidcoastConservancy.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Camden, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maine Sport Outfitters kiosk at the harbor. Take a leisurely tour led by Registered Maine Guides, who will teach basic paddling and safety skills. Kids 10 and older are welcome with an adult. $20 includes kayaks and gear. Family discounts are available. Registration: 301-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • FORE PAWS Golf Scramble and Ball Drop, Saturday, August 24, at Goose River Golf Club, 50 Park Street in Rockport. Registration runs 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The scramble is at 12:30 p.m. $100 tickets benefit PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden. Registration is at PAWSadoption.org. The ball drop is at 5 p.m. Tix are $20 (500 will be sold); the winner gets $1,000 and the runner-up gets $500. Winners need not be present. Tix are at Rockport Automotive.
  • UPCOMING MIDCOAST RACES, include Blueberry Cove Half Marathon in Tenants Harbor on Sunday, August 25, at 7:30 a.m., starting at 22 Blueberry Cove Road. $90. Registration: umaine.edu/tanglewood/events. Oceanside Class of 2021 Parent Group’s Compass 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Saturday, September 14, at Eclipse Restaurant, 2 Park Drive in Rockland. Details: runsignup.com. Waldo Couty YMCA’s /strong>Pancake Triple Stack: A Trio of Races in Belfast on Sunday, September 15, at Belfast Area High School. Details: active.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.

ONGOING:

  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Learn how to sail modern and traditional boats with licensed instructors and staff. Weekend, afternoon and women’s courses available: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
  • Megunticook Rowing, community rowing on Megunticook Lake, offering Learn-to-Row classes weekly and on weekends all summer. No experience needed: MegunticookRowing.org.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Tour an Early-Stage Homestead, at 6 p.m. at Living Light Homestead, Surry, in a stop on the Gather & Grow tours offered free by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Details are at mofga.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. See a Belfast double-bill: Master Gardener Jane Earley’s small garden at 115 Cedar Street – with shade gardens, flower beds, raised vegetable beds, a pottery studio and a fountain – and Betsy Reid’s mixed-use garden at 129 Cedar Street, with veggies, flowers and a wooden gate to the backyard made by her husband, Bill, who taught at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and makes rustic furniture. $5.
  • Brown Bag Discussion: “Blueberries and Bees,” noon at Moore Auditoriuim at Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor. Learn the role of pollinators in wild blueberry ecosystems, how to tell honey bees from native bees, and how to conduct a bee count in your field or garden, from Lily Calderwood, Ph.D., an assistant professor of horticuture at UMaine. Free.
  • Maine Apple Camp in Liberty, at Camp NEOFA, 213 Trotting Park Road, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association presents workshops led by over 15 presenters, including arborists, scientists, orchard consultants and cider makers. $245 for the weekend ($195 MOFGA members); $100 Saturday only. With a free augmented-reality workshop for teens on Saturday. Registration: mofga.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Free Repair Cafe in Belfast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Harbor Fest at Steamboat Landing. Bring a lamp that won’t light, broken blender, toasted toaster, frayed electrical cord or flat bike tire and get help from a team of volunteer tinkerers.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • Demo on Keeping the Late Summer Garden Healthy and Attractive, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer leads the way into Merryspring’s gardens to give tips for weeding, deadheading, mulching, watering, staking, and pest and disease prevention. $5, free for MNC members.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • “Camden Heritage Trees” Program, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street. Camden Garden Club invites everyone to have coffee and tea at 9 a.m., see a short 9:30 presentation by arborist Nancy Caudle-Johnson, then take her walking tour of the village to view heritage trees.
  • Explore Will Bonsall’s Homestead and Gardens, 6 p.m. at Khadighar Farm, 39 Bailey Road in Industry. It is the penultimate stop in Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association’s free Gather & Grow tour series. Learn more at mofga.org.

COMING UP:

  • “Identifying New England’s Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms,” Saturday, August 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Expert Greg Marley will teach you how to ID the ones you want and pass by the poisonous ones. Some cooking may be involved. Marley is the author of “Mushrooms for Health” and “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares.” Registration: MidcoastConservancy.org.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition Benefit in Camden, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitehall Inn, 52 High Street. Chef Kerry Altiero of Cafe Miranda hosts the party with music by jazz guitarist Phil Clement, a spread of hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar that will serve mocktails. $45 at the door.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Public Breakfasts in South Thomaston, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fridays to August 30, at People’s United Methodist Church. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice and coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Bread and Brews Festival in Unity, 2 to 9:30 p.m. at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road. It will showcase Maine-grown grains and local producers and brewers and include beer tasting, live music, workshops, food trucks and overnight camping. $45 admission, $25 additional for camping. Details are at mofga.org.
  • Lobster Supper in Searsmont, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Searsmont Methodist Church, in the village. $15 for lobster, corn, dessert and beverage; $10 for just a lobster; $25 for dinner with two lobsters. Reservations recommended: 589-3059.
  • Lobster Supper in Washington, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220, north of the village. Lobster with macaroni salad, coleslaw, biscuits, chips, dessert, beverage for $15. Free hot dogs for kids.
  • Barbecue Fundraiser at Old Brick School Community Center in Warren, from 5 to 7 p.m. With music by “Joey O” and games for children. $10 adults, $5 under 12, $25 families of four or more helps fund renovations to the center.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Presentation at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Bob Sewall and his wife, Mia Mantello, will explain how apple cider vinegar is made and speak about its many uses, from cooking to medicinal applications. They operate Sewall Orchard in Lincolnville, the oldest certified organic Maine orchard still in operation. They will bring along some vingears for sampling and for sale.
  • Fundraiser for The First Tee Link Junior Golf Program, 5 to 9 p.m. at Flatbread Pizza, Route 1, Rockport. A portion of proceeds from each pizza sold (eat in or take out) will benefit the organization, now in its fourth season, which teaches young people the basics of golf and its Nine Core Values (like honesty, courtesy and perseverance). Those who attend will receive a free raffle ticket for a party for 20 at Flatbread. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a raffle for restaurant certificates, and a silent auction for greens fees at local golf clubs and photos of PGA and LPGA pros. Golf games for kids will be set up outside.

COMING UP:

  • Benefit Turkey Supper and Auction in Belfast, Friday, August 23, at Tarratine Tribe 13 Hall, 153 Main Street. Turkey will be served at 5 p.m. for $6 per person. At 6 p.m. an auction will be held to help fund Alzheimer’s research. The Improved Order of RedMen and Degree of Pocahontas host.
  • Steak Supper in Warren, Saturday, August 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90. $15 per person. Hosted by the Warren Square and Compass Club.

ONGOING:

  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. For more information: 315-1134.
  • Free Fresh Produce in Rockland, first Tuesdays at noon at the Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. Different items each month. Bring a bag. For everyone, not only those in need.
  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, alongside the Belfast Art Market. The August 16 market is Taste the Market Day, and will feature live music and a cooking demo by The Maine Meal, with a free tasting and take-home recipe cards. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon at Tannery Park. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at CLC YMCA. Rockland on Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park. Union on Friday: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common. The music at the August 16 market will be by Dusty, Joanna & Friends. Waldoboro on Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town office.

FAIRS & SALES

  • Discounted Advance Tickets for Common Ground Fair in Unity, on sale now for the September 20, 21 and 22 fair at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association: mofga.org.
  • “Kwiltz 4 Kids” Quilt Sale at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, through September 7. The local group’s members have been making quilts together for over a decade, which they donate to people in crisis. Proceeds from quilt sales are used to by fabric to make more quilts to donate – over 50 a year.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • “Famous Annual Yard Sale” at UU Church of Belfast, 37 Miller Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with everything at half price starting at 1 p.m.
  • 42nd Annual New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Friday, with doors opening at 9 a.m. and the auction starting at 11 a.m., and Saturday, doors at 7:30 a.m. and auction at 9 a.m. Preview the sale in person Wednesday and Thursday, August 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or go to owlshead.org to see the offerings, which include a pristine 1966 Shelby GT350. Bidding packages are $85. Spectator tickets are $20, free to OHTM members and those under 18.
  • Maine Crafts Guild Show at United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring Street, Belfast. Fine jewelry, furnishings and apparel will be among the handmade items for sale. Free admission on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and $3 admission (free under 18) on Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 2019 Maine Master Craft Artist Award will be presented on Friday at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Broad Cove Church Useful Clothing Sale, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays though September.
  • Pie and Art Festival at Stockton Springs Community Library, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. With sweet and savory homemade pies and artwork by a dozen local artists.
  • Oranges from Morgan Yard Sales in Damariscotta, 62 Bristol Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in August, with all proceeds going for addiction prevention and education services in Lincoln County, in memory of Morgan Mayo.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • Union Fair Youth Market Auction at Union Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m., with a buyers’ reception at 6 p.m. Youth from around the state will bring steers, lambs, meat birds and laying hens to the live auction. This is a chance for individuals and restaurants to purchase locally raised meat. Judges will be looking over the animals the day before, Sunday, August 18, at 4 p.m. Details: 691-3887.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • New Hope for Women Pop-Up Shop, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Yellow Barn, 20 Winter Street in Rockland. New and gently used women’s clothing and acessories. Thursday is VIP Night and requires tickets: 594-2128 or NewHopeForWomen.org. Friday and Saturday are free and open to the publc.

COMING UP:

  • Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction, Thomaston, August 23, 24 and 25, starting at 11 a.m. Friday features Maine artwork, folk art and country furniture; Saturday is fine art and antiques; and Sunday is 20th-century decorative arts. Featured items include paintings by John Stobar, Jasper Cropsey and Andrew Wyeth, decoys by Elmer Crowell, and an outstanding collection of weathervanes. See the lots and register at ThomastonAuction.com.
  • St. Giles’ Fundraiser with Auctions and a Yard Sale, Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. Everything from a canoe to a table saw and other serious tools to horseback riding lessons, bicycles, and other items. The silent auction ends at noon and the live auction starts at 12:30 p.m. With a pie sale, including dozens of fruit varieties.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15:

  • Free Songwriting Program at Waldoboro Public Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Singer-songwriter Matt Loosigian of EarthJams leads the free program for kids about to enter grades two through six. Registration helps the library with planning, but isn’t required: 832-4484.
  • “Pedals, Pipes & Popsicles” Music Workshop in Camden, 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street. Young people ages 8 to 18 are invited to join organist Christopher Houlihan to explore the “king of instruments,” the pipe organ, and the “soundworld” it creates. With popsicles. $10 all ages: BayChamberConcerts.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Kids Club at Damariscotta Farmers Market, 3 Round Top Lane, on Fridays, August 16 and 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Each session will include a nutrition lesson, food tasting, game or craft, physical activity and a visit with farmers, at which they can ask questions and spend a $2 token on fruit, veggies, bread, cheese, yogurt, eggs, pickles or tea. Farmers and staff will stamp children’s “passports” as they complete each activity. No need to register.
  • Nature’s Tea Party for Families at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 to 11 a.m. After a short garden tour, those attending will sample teas made from common backyard plants and learn to create their own mixtures. There will also be time for free play in the garden.
  • A Summer of Science Wraps Up at Rockland Public Library, for kids in grades three to seven. They’re invited to join 4-H leader Kathryn Jenkins from 10:30 a.m. to noon for the final session, with the theme “Stretch Your Potential.” Register for classes at the front desk or call the library at 594-0310.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17:

  • Salt Bay Chamberfest Offers Free Family Concert, 10 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. Conductor Mark Mandarano introduces children and adults to chamber music in engaging and entertaining ways, with help from Serena Canin on violin, Nina Lee on cello, and Thomas Sauer on piano.
  • Dungeons and Dragons Fundraiser at The Game Loft, 78A Main Street in Belfast, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experienced dungeon masters will run six game tables for two three-hour sessions. Seats are available for those ages 9 and older; new players and adults are encouraged to participate. $10 in cash at the door. Preregister at LoftsAndLegends.bpt.me.
  • Children’s Book Fair by the Sea at Camden Public Library, 1 to 4 p.m. Midcoast authors and illustrators will give readings and presentations from their works in the library rotunda every 20 minutes thoughout the afternoon, including Kara LaReau, Hazel Mitchell, Wendy Ulmer, Katie Coppens and Fran Hodgkins.
  • WWI Model Crafting Workshop in Rockland, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gamble Education Center. Middle-schooler Declan Buchanan will lead the workshop, helping participants construct and paint a small military diorama with plastic WWI figures and a variety of modeling materials. $15, $10 Farnsworth Art Museum members, includes gallery admission and materials. Kids under 8 must be with an adult. Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • All Ages Art Happening: “WATERWORKS!” at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, from 2 to 4 p.m. Families are invited to the free event to work together to build the world’s tiniest water park.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

  • Final Week of Sprouts Day Camp at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, Monday to Friday, August 19 to 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids in pre-K and kindergarten will be offered outdoor fun, arts and crafts, field trips, and time in the FARMS at the Y kitchen and garden. $225 ($185 for family-level members; $195 members).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • “On-the-Spot Admit Day” at UMA Rockland, in Rockland Breakwater Building, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reps will help recent high school grads, new and transfer students, and returning students to complete their application, take a placement test if needed, start the financial aid process, enroll in fall classes, and register for new student orientation. UMA’s fall semester starts September 3. Drop-ins are welcome, and one can also register ahead: uma.edu/onthespot.
  • 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 invited to join in). All materials provided. This month: “Let’s Draw August Memories!”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

  • Y-Arts Summer Camp Presents: Singin’ in the Rain Jr.! at noon and 4 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Campers from grades one to nine put on the musical. $5 at the door.
  • “Stranger Things” Teen Event at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. Young people are invited to enter the Upside Down and be challenged to solve puzzles, open locks, follow clues and try to escape from the flipped environment. Kids are invited to come dressed in their favorite ’80s garb.
  • Back to School Bash at CentralLincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Families in AOS 93 are invited to enjoy food and activities and learn about activities like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, FAME, Healthy Kids, and lots of other groups.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • “Math-tastic Pajama Party” at Camden Public Library, 5 to 6 p.m. Miss Amy hosts the bedtime math games, which will challenge children from kindergarten through fourth grade and warm them up for the coming school year. Kids are encouraged to wear PJs and bring friends.

ONGOING:

  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Summer youth sailing runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Ask about sibling and multiweek discounts and financial aid: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins welcome.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center, behind Warren Baptist Church. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • 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 on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for kids of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for babies to age 2. Story Time Fridays at 10 a.m. for ages 2-4. Siblings welcome. Camden Public Library: Story Hours at 10 a.m. – Mondays for preschoolers; Wednesdays for babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays for ages 4-5; Fridays for ages 2-3; Saturdays for preschoolers to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lego Club on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through September 3. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club on Fridays at 3 p.m. Under 12 with adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ukulele Group on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story on Thursdays at 11 a.m. With crafts and snacks. Saturday Story and Activity Hour at 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Public Library: Arts and Crafts Club on Mondays at 6 p.m. Story Time Saturdays at 10 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16:

  • Student Showcase at Darling Marine Center, Walpole, in Brooke Hall, starting at 10:30 a.m. Students will give free public presentations on topics such as coastal commuity resilience, nutrient cycling in Maine coastal waters, bottom-dwelling ocean creatures, and Maine’s aquaculture industry. The full list of students and topics is at dmc.umaine.edu.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, every Friday at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Those wishing to play should phone Fay Cunningham, 548-2407, before the Friday. It may be possible to find partners for those without one. $3 per game.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18:

  • New Hope for Women Talk at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast. Jesse Lucas will give a talk at 9:15 a.m in the parish house, bewtween the 8 and 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist services. She’ll discuss the group’s work to prevent domestic violence in the midcoast. Her talk and the coffee hour are open to the public.
  • St. George Episcopal Summer Chapel at Long Cove, in Tenants Harbor, at 10 a.m. The guest officiant is the Rev. Tom Pike leading morning prayer. This is the final service of the summer.
  • Annual Service at Old South Cushing Baptist Church, on Salt Pond Road, at 4 p.m. Cushing Historical Society was given the church building with the stipulation that a religious service take place once a year. This year’s guest officiant is the Rev. Anne Roundy, pastor at Broad Cove Church in Cushing. The soloist will be Karen Meyn of Friendship.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

  • Scholarship Application Deadline for UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, is this Tuesday. The fall semester begins September 3. For info, visit HutchinsonCenter.UMaine.edu.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3 to 4 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Info and support for area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, call Cheri Alexander, LSW, at 301-6237.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays of the month at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street in Rockport. Facilitated by Colleen Kinney, LICSW. Space is limited, call 542-4985 to register.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

  • “Looking at Loneliness Through a New Lens,” 9 a.m. to noon at Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union Street in Rockport. Experts have called social isolation among older adults a silent epidemic. But is loneliness inevitable or preventable? The multimedia, panel-facilitated program will shed light on the growing problem of loneliness among elders and how to overcome it. Free and open to adults age 50-plus. Registration is required: call 301-6116 or visit www.quarryhill.org.
  • 2019 Annual Meeting of Members of Jackson Memorial Library, 5:15 p.m. at the library, 71 Main Street in Tenants Harbor. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a president and two additional members to the board of directors. All adult library cardholders and members are invited to attend.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • “Deep Relaxation & Singing Bowls” in Rockland, 5:30 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street. Yoga teacher Rachel Nixon and sound healer Lori LeBlanc lead the evening of gentle yoga, meditation and relaxation accompanied by the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls. Open by donation, beginners welcome.
  • Lincoln County Democrats to Meeet U.S. Senate Candidate, 6:30 p.m. at Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. Betsy Sweet of Hallowell will stop by the meeting. All Democrats and progresssive independent/unenrolled voters are invited to attend.

COMING UP:

  • Roxanne Quimby Course at Unity College, “Creating a Healthy Hive: Starting Your Own Sustainable Business,” from August 26 to September 29, with Sarah Lozanova, who has helped corporations become more sustainable. The course may be taken as a whole, or students and adult learns not seeking college credit may enroll in invidividual weeks.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • 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.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • Old Coots Giving Advice at Liberty Library, 59 Main Street, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays all summer. Get a donut and some free advice.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Meetings for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Families, meet evenings in Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. Childcare available. RSVP required: 800-833-9786, sheila@affm.net.
  • 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.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa), 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.
  • Prostate Cancer Networking and Support Group, second Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 617-756-4703, charhuschle@gmail.com.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • 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.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • 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.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, American Sign Language socials, second & fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Jesse Ellis hosts the voices-off gatherings that will teach participants the basics or help them build their skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.