NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MAY 16:

  • Midcoast Women’s Collective Voices Series: “Transformative Travel,” 6 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Three storytellers share their experiences of solo travel and how it profoundly affected their sense of self and their place in the world. Free.
  • “If the Insects Disappear, What Is Going On?” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Dr. Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology at University of Maine, will discuss new and alarming research and suggest what humans can do about the decline of insects upon which they rely.
  • “Two Small Round Stones” Author at Appleton Library, 6:30 p.m. in the Third Thursday Series. Joyce Collins Rose of Appleton on her novel about a woman in small-town Maine during the Civil War, who’s heartbroken, pregnant, and married to a man she doesn’t love.

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • Somali Immigrant and Author at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street in Belfast, at 7 p.m. Abdi Nor Iftin on his childhood in Somalia at the outbreak of civil war, his harrowing days sending secret dispatches to NPR, and his life today in Portland. His book “Call Me American” was just released in paperback. Free. Save your seat: 338-9009.
  • Abbe Museum Indian Market, in Bar Harbor, Friday to Sunday. Preview party Friday night, fashion show Saturday night, and Abbe Museum Indian Market all weekend on the village green – with 75 artists showing their baskets, jewelry and art. The Indigenous Film Festival runs all weekend, too, at Reel Pizza Cinerama. Details: AbbeMuseum.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • 2019 DanceMania Recital, featuring dancers of all ages in a show for all ages – with jazz, hip-hop, classical, ballet and contemporary styles – at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Learn more at DanceMaineia.com.
  • “A Revolutionary Tea and the Story of the Real Betsy Ross,” 2 to 4 p.m. at Nickels-Sortwell House’s barn, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset. Tea and treats will accompany a talk by Dr. Marla Miller, a history professor at UMass, with the real story of the woman said to have sewn the first American flag. $25 tickets ($20 for Historical New England members): 882-7169, HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • Talk on Hurricanes in Midcoast Maine, 3 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street, Belfast. Kerry Emanuel, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT and the first to predict the effects of ocean warming on hurricane intensity, describes what raging storms will mean for the midcoast.

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

  • Talk on the Maritime Tradition of Bath, 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library, Cross Road. Irene Drago on the setting that permeates her novel “Daughters of Long Reach.”

MONDAY, MAY 20:

  • “The Berlin Wall” at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 2 p.m. Historian Jerry Wiles gives the first of two talks on the wall that ran through the heart of Berlin and symbolized a divided Germany for almost 30 years during the Cold War.
  • “Making the Past Personal” via Photographs and Poetry, 7 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Six members of The Poets’ Table, a group that has met at Belfast Museum for the past 10 years, read poems accompanied by the image that provided inspiration. Hosted by Belfast Historical Society.
  • “A Decade of Razzle Dazzle” Shows at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The cast of Hearts Ever Young takes the stage Monday at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, May 21 and 28, at 6:30 p.m. Lively jazz and tap routines, chorus songs and solos and duets, and a few comedy skits. $10 at the door suggested.

TUESDAY, MAY 21:

  • “Origins of Religious Conflict,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Christopher Leighton on how religious traditions that proclaim love have pitted people against one another for centuries. He recently retired to New Harbor after 30 years heading the Institute for Islamic, Christian & Jewish Studies in Baltimore.
  • Talk on the Impact of Climate Change on Lobsters, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Marine biologist Dr. Heather Hamlin will discuss how ocean acidification is affecting Maine’s lobsters. Admission to the Spring Talk series is $5; free for Merryspring members.
  • Talk by Owner of The Rope Co. at Tenants Harbor Town Office, 5 p.m. Fifth-generation Maine lobsterman Logan Rackliff on his Tenants Harbor company that sells doormats, baskets and other items made from rope. Hosted by St. George Business Alliance and open to all.
  • Talk on “FolkHistory.Online” Project, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Former Russian journalist and new Mainer Lena Faber describes her project that urges seniors to digitize their photos and archives before they disappear with their owners.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:

  • PechaKucha Talks by Students on China’s Global Rise, 7 p.m. at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. Seven students from MVHS and Oceanside High School, Rockland, cover everything from China’s environmental impact to its move from imitation to innovation PechaKucha-style (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide). The Informed Young Leaders program is free and open to everyone.

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • “No Pluckier Set of Men Anywhere: The Story of Ships and Men in Damariscotta and Newcastle, Maine,” 3 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, Damariscotta. Mark Biscoe shares excerpts from his book, then tells the story of Mabel Clark, an 1878 Waldoboro vessel wrecked on the South Atlantic island Tristan da Cunha. Free and open to everyone.
  • “The Camera Discovers Monhegan: Island Photography, 1859 to 1900,” 4:30 p.m. at Boothbay Region Historical Society, 72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth starts his illustrated talk with the first known photo of the island, an 1859 image of its lighthouse. Free admission.
  • “What Was Going On Around Here During the Civil War,” at Owls Head Community Building. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. and the program by historian David Sulin follows, hosted by Mussel Ridge Historical Society. All welcome. For more info, call 594-4774.
  • “Maine Burning: The Ku Klux Klan Invasion,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Mark Alan Leslie’s illustrated talk on the KKK’s deep reach in Maine during the 1920s – the group helped elect a governor and the mayors of Rockland, Bath, Saco and Westbrook. Leslie details the group’s insidious foothold in his novel “The Crossing.”

COMING UP:

  • 12th Annual Spring Showcase of Rockport Dance Conservatory, Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, 6:30 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Dancers perform “Fractured Fairytales” and other original choreography. Details are at RockportDance.com.
  • Festival of Short Plays in Belfast, at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, at 7 p.m. Cold Comfort Theater presents I Forgot to Knock by Alyson Peabody, Familiar by Robert LeBlanc, Bridal Rose by Madeline Puccioni, Modern Theatre Critic by Robert Noll, PayDayus Ex Machina by Chuck Smith, and No Kind of Place by Ilene Sarger. Tix: ColdComfortTheater.com.
  • 12th Annual Alewives Festival in Damariscotta Mills, Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the alewives return. 5K run before the festival, live music under the tent, activities and games for kids, local artists silent auction, and lots of food, including smoked alewives. The full schedule is at DamariscottaMills.org.
  • Celebration of 25th Novel in the Faith Fairchild Series, Saturday, May 25 11 a.m. at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Katherine Hall Page gives a talk and signs “The Body in the Wake.” Save your seat: LeftBank@myfairpoint.net, 338-9009.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • Music Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 6 to 8 p.m. Gray will play his West African instruments. Beer and wine will be available for a modest donation.
  • Jarlath Henderson at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The award-winning piper and balladeer from Northern Ireland is joined by a fiddler and a double bass player to deliver original arrangements of murder ballads and love songs. $17 advance; $20 show day.
  • Electric Bonfire at The Block Saloon in Thomaston, 8 to 11 p.m. The band plays a mix of originals and covers from the world of rock, reggae and Latin.
  • All Roads Music Festival in Belfast, two days of indie talent and Maine music, featuring Spose, Paranoid Social Club and others Friday and a very long Saturday lineup including The Ballroom Thieves and The Mallett Brothers Band. Head to AllRoadsMusicFest.org for passes, places and the full performance lineup.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • Among Friends at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6 to 8 p.m. Lora Stanchfield and Nancy Bridges sing and play country and old favorites.
  • The Ruth Moody Band at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The founding member of The Wailin’ Jennys who has performed on “A Prairie Home Companion” over a dozen times takes the stage with her touring band. $25 advance; $30 online and at the door.

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

  • Play-a-thon at Union Hall, Rockport. Bay Chamber Music School’s students of all ages and abilities play 1 to 5 p.m. and everyone is invited to stop by for a minute or stay all afternoon. Refreshments and raffles will be offered.
  • Trio of Friends Play House Concert to Mark Their Birthdays, 3 p.m. at Belfast Ecovillage Common House. John Roberts, Dick Swain and Andy Wallace folk it up (and turn 75 this month). Suggested donation of $15-$20. Swain has details: TradSong@mail.com.
  • Whitehead/Dean Group at Fog Bar & Cafe, Rockland, 7 to 10 p.m. They play jazzy, funky, soulful sounds born in the 1970s.

MONDAY, MAY 20:

  • Tas Cru and His Band of Tortured Souls at Time Out Pub, Rockland, 7 to 10 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues show. Cru plays his first midcoast show since the release of his 2018 album “Memphis Song.” $15 cover. Doors open at 6 p.m.

COMING UP:

  • Vicky Andres and Life Itself at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, Saturday, May 25, 6 to 8 p.m. They bring an edgy, energetic sound that lands between alternative, rock and funk.
  • DuoDuo at BoothbayHarbor Opera House, Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist join forces with Celtic cellist Natalie Haas and her partner, Quebecois acoustic guitarist Yann Falquet. $25 advance tix at the box office; $30 online and at the door.
  • Adam Ezra Group and Oshima Brothers, Monday, May 27, 4 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Boston group and the Maine duo perform to raise funds for restoration of Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro. Brews from Odd Alewives Farm Brewery of Waldoboro on sale. $30 tix: Milling Around, Newcastle; Skidompha Library, Damariscotta; Waldoboro Public Library; 441-2313.
  • Down East Singers Perform “Sacred Service” at Camden Opera House, Monday, May 27, 5 p.m. Ernest Bloch’s Jewish liturgy sung in Hebrew, with baritone soloist Cantor Scott Sokol and the Mozart Mentors Orchestra. $20 tix (free under 19, but must have a ticket): DownEastSingers.org.
  • Odeon Spring Concert at Rockport Opera House, Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts.
  • Coming to Thompson’s Point This Summer, the outdoor riverside venue in Portland: Death Cab for Cutie, Tuesday, June 11. The National, Thursday, June 20. Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World, Saturday, July 6. Guster, Saturday, August 10. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Friday, August 30. For details, tickets, and the full summer lineup: StateTheatrePortland.com.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, MAY 16:

  • “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” 5:30 p.m. at Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast. The one-hour documentary explains how toxic stress in childhood can cause lifelong effects on health and behavior – and it delves into ways to break the cycle. It’s also shown at 5 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Thomaston Public Library.
  • “Never Cry Wolf,” 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. The 1983 film based on Farley Mowat’s book about a biologist who is sent north by the Canadian government to prove that wolves are depleting the caribou herds, but who finds instead a natural world in perfect harmony.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 — THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Long Shot.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Hotel Mumbai.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Public,” “Wild Nights with Emily.”

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • “This Island Earth,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (in the Academy building). May’s movies feature “Classic Science Fiction” and this one sees an atomic scientist invited to work on a project that could lead to world peace by someone who might not be what he seems.
  • “Vera Drake,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. May’s “Definitely Not Downton Abbey” films continue with the story of a hard-working cleaning woman who also performs back-room abortions for no charge in 1950s Britain.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” 10 a.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Sixth in the free Stories to Screen series, offering all eight Harry Potter films on consecutive Saturdays. Details are at lcct.org.
  • “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” 6 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. The biopic about the tenacious entrepreneur trying to build a modern car for the masses after WWII wraps up the Reels & Wheels film series. $5 adults; free for members and 18 and under.

TUESDAY, MAY 21:

  • Metropolitan Opera Encore: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, at noon, Strand Theatre, Rockland. A young Carmelite nun must fight her pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling in this “devastating story of faith and martyrdom.”

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • “Water Lilies of Monet – The Magic of Water and Light,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. See the masterpieces and learn about the obsessions of Claude Monet, the artistic genius who founded Impressionism, Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 24, at 2 p.m.

COMING UP:

  • “Love Flows,” with Expert Guests, in a screening at George Mason’s yellow church studio, 123 Borland Hill Road in Damariscotta Mills. See the film about the negative impacts of dams on fish migration and hear from Herman Wanningen, founder of World Fish Migration Day, and Joshua Royte, senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy in Maine (and the film’s narrator), during the 12th annual Alewife Festival, which celebrates the restored Damariscotta Mills fish ladder.

ARTS

  • Call for Fiber Artists and Crafters, for the 5th annual Fiber Faire set for Saturday, June 22, at Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Conway House complex. $25 per table. Owners of goats, alpacas, sheep or rabbits are invited to bring their animals. FMI: kelseyj62@gmail.com, 975-7644.
  • Writing Contest at Gallery Fukurou, Rockland. Maine residents are invited to choose a photo from a show that will hang there in August, and write up to 800 words by May 27. Details: GalleryFukurou.com.
  • Annual Maine Coast Carving and Art Competition, for carvers, artists and photographers in youth to open categories. Deadline is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, for the Memorial Day weekend show. Rules and entry fees are at pbcaa.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 16:

  • “Field of Flowers” at Art Loft in Rockland, 385 Main Street, 6 to 8 p.m. Joyanna Margo leads the creation of paintings that incorporate negative space and fantastical flowers. Drop-in fee of $20; free for members.
  • Reception to Open Two Shows at Pascal Hall, Rockport, 5 to 8 p.m. Photographers Elizabeth Siegfried (“Life After Life”) and Larry Smukler (“Immediate Whole”) offer works that contemplate life’s transience for their MFA thesis exhibitions.

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • Reception to Open Valerie Greene Solo Show at River Arts, Damariscotta, 5 to 7 p.m. “modality” features her recent work, which explores a process that she defines as “intuitive and creating in the moment.” It runs May 16 to 29.
  • Reception to Open “Wide Open” at Stable Gallery, Damariscotta, 5 to 7 p.m. Paintings, jewelry and sculpture by 12 artists, including five who are new to the gallery: Bernadette de Cesare, Marnie Sinclair, Mae Billington, Elaine Abel and Christopher Reed.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Watercolor Workshop – Spring Landscape” at Art Loft in Rockland, 385 Main Street, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mary Ann Heinzen gives a demo, then students will choose an image from a selection of prints and paint in their own style, from realism to abstract. Limited watercolor supplies are offered; bring your own if you have them. $35. Also Saturday, “Renew,” led by Joyanna Margo. Bring one of your old acrylic or oil paintings and transform it with markers, collage, acrylic paint and some spring enthusiasm. $35. Beginners are welcome at both classes.
  • Reception to Open “Barns and Farms” at Medomak Arts, Waldoboro, 5 to 7 p.m. New work by local artists.

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

  • Student Show at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Stories of the Land and Its People,” by over 155 students in elementary and middle school, opens with a free public reception at Strand Theatre at 1 p.m. and continues across the street at the museum until 5 p.m. The exhibit hangs to October 27.
  • Sunday Salon/Melt Down/Arctic Residencies at CMCA, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, at 3 p.m. Four artists with work in the current “Melt Down” exhibit show art they made while in residency in the Arctic and share tales of their chilly adventures there. Free for members; others with admission.
  • High Tea for Retiring Executive Director of Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 3 to 5 p.m. The library’s board of directors invites everyone to the tea to honor Pam Gormley.

MONDAY, MAY 20:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library,11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free weekly classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to everyone, with all materials provided. May’s themes include American Wetlands Month and International Migratory Bird Day. This class will focus on migratory birds and warblers.
  • “Getting Creative with Your iPhone or iPad” at Art Loft in Rockland, from 1 to 3 p.m. Debbie Gay invites you to download $15 worth of apps available on iTunes – SuperimposeX, Procreate and Snapseed – then bring your device and a stylus to her class to learn how to combine your own photos or stock images to make one piece of amazing art. $35.

TUESDAY, MAY 21:

  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club, 2:30 p.m. at the library. The book is “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen. June’s book is “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World.” Everyone is invited to both.
  • Wine Tasting and Gallery Reception at Good Tern Co-op, Rockland, from 5 to 6 p.m. Works by Rebecca Thompson, Pat Ryan, Marjorie Strauss, Lois Anne, Audrey McGlashen and Lauralee Clayton will be on display. Snacks and organic wines will be served. Free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:

  • “Story Book Tapestry” at Art Loft in Rockland, 385 Main Street, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 22, and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Create paper stencils of characters and objects to live on an abstract background of plant life, with instructor Joyanna Margo. All materials provided. Feel free to bring pictures or a picture book for inspiration. All skill levels welcome. Drop-in fee of $20; free for members. Also Wednesday, May 22, “Drawing with Naomi Howe” from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn about line work, shading and value and create three-dimensional forms using pen, chalk, pencil, Conte crayon and charcoal in the recurring class for beginners and those perfecting their ability. $25.

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • Author Signing “Jacques Roumain: A Life of Resistance,” 5 to 7 p.m. at Owl & Turtle Bookshop Cafe, Camden. Patti Marxsen signs her newest book, a bio of the Haitian writer, politician and Marxist.

COMING UP:

  • “Water and Fire, Drawings and Dirt” Closing Reception in Belfast, at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street, on Friday, May 24, for the show by the 2018 Fiore Art Center residents, who lived at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson last summer. The artists speak at 5 p.m. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • 2019 Exhibits Open at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Friday, May 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The free opening reception stars “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” in PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street. Related events run to October 20 – see them at PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.
  • Next Week at Art Loft in Rockland, 385 Main Street. “Palette Knife Bouquet” on Friday, May 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; “Paint Night – Spring Flowers” on Saturday, May 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; “Textured Paper Technique” on Wednesday, May 29, 6 to 8 p.m.; and “A Dress” on Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m. to noon and Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Color Study Intensives, with Carolyn Gabbe at River Arts, Damariscotta, on Saturdays and Sundays, June 1 & 2 and June 22 & 23. Investigate the color palette developed by Nelson Shanks and used at Philadelphia’s Studio Incamminati. The class will work in oils, but those working with acrylics are welcome. River Arts has a materials list. Each workshop is $200 ($180 River Arts members) or take both for $375 ($340): info@RiverArtsME.org.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. “Current Student Work,” to May 29.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Melt Down,” to June 9. “Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship: Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen,” to June 19.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” to February 9, 2020.
  • Maine Historical Society, Portland. “Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art,” to February 1, 2020.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952–1970,” to June 16.

ONGOING:

  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Those itching to complete a project are invited to stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Creative Art Journaling for Adults at Camden Public Library, Thursdays at 4 p.m. to May 30. Bring your journal (other supplies provided) and get a new prompt every week.

FOOD & DRINK

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • May Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the reading room. Tea, sweets and savories served. All are welcome, and encouraged to bring a personal care item for the local food pantry (those items are not covered by SNAP funds).
  • 17th Annual Fish Chowder and Pie Supper in Searsport, 7 p.m. at The First Congregational Church, hosted by the Searsport Congregational Methodist Food Cupboard committee. $7 adults; $4 under age 13.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • “Brunch Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” in Searsport, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The First Congregational Church, 8 Church Street. Fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, quiches, bread puddings and more. $12 at the door (free under 6) to raise funds for Waldo County Democratic Committee.
  • Good Tern Co-op Members’ Meeting, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street, Rockland. Childcare will be provided. Refreshments will be served. All members welcome.
  • Public Roast Turkey Supper in Washington, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220, a quarter mile north of the village. Roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea and punch. $10 adults; $5 kids, free hot dogs and chips for kids.
  • Public Supper and Silent Auction in Union, 5 to 7 p.m., Thompson Memorial gymnasium. The Committee for he Future of Thompson Community Center serves spaghetti and offers silent-auction items. To donate items, call Martha, 596-9630, or send an email to ErikAmundsen43@gmail.com.
  • Homemade Baked Bean Supper in Thomaston, 5 p.m. at Williams-Brazier Post 37, American Legion, 37 Watts Lane. Baked beans, natural casing hot dogs, coleslaw, chop suey, rolls, pickles, desserts, coffee. $8 adults; $5 kids; $25 families.

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

  • Pancake Breakfast at Alna General Store, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pancakes with or without blueberries, a side and coffee, and acoustic faves by musical duo Well Seasonsed. $10 benefits Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Picnic tables and benches made from wood harvested at the nature center will also be for sale.

TUESDAY, MAY 21:

  • Trekkers Benefit at Flatbread Pizza in Rockport, 5 to 9 p.m. A portion of every pizza sold will go to the nonprofit that pairs young people with mentors and sends them on outdoor adventures. No need to reserve. Take-out pies count, too.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:

  • Friends of Sears Island Fundraiser at Harborwalk Restaurant, Belfast, from 4 to 8 p.m. Ten percent of every tab goes to conservation and education programs.
  • Spaghetti Supper for Thomaston Library’s 40 Days of Summer, 5 p.m. at Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street. Enjoy pasta with sauces made by head librarian Diane Giese. $8 adults, free under 10, to raise funds for the summer lunch-and-activities program for kids.
  • Public Italian Night Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Pasta dishes, salads, garlic bread, beverages and dessert. $8 adults; $4 under 11.

COMING UP:

  • Veterans Appreciation Dinner in Belfast, Friday, May 24, 5 p.m., Redmans Hall, at Main Street and Waldo Avenue. Hosted by Tarratine Tribe No. 13.
  • “Cakes for Campers” Auction and Public Supper, at The First Church in Belfast, corner of Spring and Court streets. Dinner at 5 p.m. of barbecued chicken, potato salad, garden salad, vegetable, dessert and beverages by donation. Kenn Ortmann will lead the auction after dinner of homemade cakes and pies. Proceeds go to Pilgrim Lodge Scholarship Fund, a mission of the church.

ONGOING:

  • The Pour Farm Brewery in Union Hosts The Farmer’s Lyceum, tap room talks by friends on new, odd and useful topics Thursdays at 6 p.m. to May 30.
  • AREA FARMERS’ MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan goods. Belfast Friday Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, rain or shine. Belfast Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Camden Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to noon at Tannery Park. Damariscotta Friday Market: 9 a.m. to noon at the Central Lincoln County YMCA. Rockland Thursday Market: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park. Union Friday Market: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common. May 17 is Chicken & Duck Day, with a poultry petting zoo, and The Rusty Hinges are featured musicians.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Vose Library in Union Seeks Plant Sale Donations, and volunteers to help dig, divide, pot and label donations, for its sale Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Union Common: 841-1990, 975-3946, 664-9801.

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • Shredding On-Site in Damariscotta, at Bath Savings Bank, next door to the 1754 Chapman-Hall House, 270 Main Street, from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring bags, boxes or even a truckload of papers. Shredding is free; donations taken for Chapman-Hall House, one of three sites cared for by Lincoln County Historical Association.
  • Merryspring Nature Center’s Spring Plant Sale, Camden, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A diverse array of annuals and perennials, many of them pollinator lovers, herbs and seedlings, daylilies from Maine Daylily Society, shade plants from Fernwood Nursery, dahlias from Endless Summer Flower Farm, and more. MNC members get a 10-percent discount; you can join during the sale.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • Electronic Recycling, 8 a.m. to noon at Floor Magic, 45 Biscay Road in Damariscotta. Dump “anything with a board and a cord” and donate to Rotary of Damariscotta-Newcastle, so it can support a multitude of local nonprofits.
  • Plant Sale in Brunswick for Shelter Animals, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midcoast Humane’s office, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Annnuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, bulbs, seeds, decorative pots, and homemade baked goods and grilled lunch food. Vendors will include a pet portraitist and accessory makers.
  • Plant Sale in Thomaston, 8:30 a.m. to noon at Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, corner of Main and Green streets. Annuals, perennials, gardening supplies and books, baked goods and more.
  • Plant Sale at Morris Farm, Route 27, Wiscasset, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hardy Maine perennials and heirloom tomatoes.
  • Plant Sale at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The school’s horticulture and gardening students offer deals on organic veggie and herb seedlings and a variety of annuals and perennials, including heirlooms. New this year, super-rich compost that comes in a bag (or bring a five-gallon bucket).
  • Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Walk in Rockland, 10 a.m. to noon (rain date Sunday, May 19) in MacDougal Park at Broadway and Gay Street. Rockland’s tree warden, Richard Schneller, will plant a tree, followed by a neighborhood walk using artist Susan Beebe’s illustrated tree map. The party will include children’s activities, snacks and music by UkesRock.
  • 20th Maine Permaculture Design Certification Course, offered over five weekends, this weekend and in June, July and August in Unity at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center. Details: Maine-pdc.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

  • Plant Sale in Jackson, at the Jackson Municipal Complex, Route 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plants and baked goods for sale at the annual fundraiser for Jackson Library.
  • Free Giant Pumpkin Seedlings Offered in Damariscotta, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pinkham’s Plantation Garden and Landscape Center, 431 Biscay Road. The seeds will be given away on “Seedling Sunday” so that gardeners can grow giant pumpkins for the annual Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta in October.

MONDAY, MAY 20:

  • Maine Arbor Day and Annual Tree City USA Awards in Camden, starting with a 1 p.m. reception followed by the awards program at 1:30 p.m. in Camden Library Amphitheatre (rain moves it into the library). A guided walk to see unique trees will be led after the program by library parks director Dave Jackson and arborist Douglas N. Johnson.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:

  • Container Gardening for Beginners, 5 to 6 p.m., Stockton Springs Town Office. Discover the wide variety of plants you can grow inside or out. $10 includes a seedling to take home. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.Cour-seStorm.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • “Beekeeping in Your Backyard,” 2 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Jean Vose and Peter Lammert of Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers show photos and explain how a beehive in the garden ensures a good crop and fresh honey for the table. Then they lead a hands-on demo.

COMING UP:

  • Hope Pre-K Benefit Plant Sale, Saturday, May 25, 8 a.m. to noon in Hope Pre-K building behind Hope Elementary School, rain or shine.
  • Belfast Garden Club Plant Sale, Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at Belfast Boathouse. Maine perennials, annuals, herbs and veggie seedlings, and garden tools, gadgets and books, along with homemade baked goods.
  • Plant Sale in Tenants Harbor, at Jackson Memorial Library on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Perennials, tomatoes, veggies, flower seedlings, herbs, houseplants, dahlias and more.
  • Plant Sale at Midcoast Conservancy, 290 Route 1 in Edgecomb, on Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certified organic plants from Rebel Hill Farm in Liberty. Learn how to replace unnecessary lawn with native plants to feed and shelter pollinators, caterpillars and birds. Plants are listed at MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • “Conserving and Caring for the Heart of the Midcoast,” two Saturdays, May 25 and June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Midcoast Conservancy offers the two-day conservation course led by local experts at Hidden Valley Nature Center and other locations. Limited to 20. Details are at MidcoastConservancy.org.

FAIRS & SALES

  • Midcoast Plant Sales are listed under Home & Garden.
  • Come Boating! Seeks Donations, for its Nautical Yard Sale set for Saturday, May 25, at the group’s boat shed on the public landing in Belfast. Donate your boat or other nautical item by Friday, May 24: CarolKuhn4@gmail.com, 322-3090.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • Lincolnville Center Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). Offering a wide array of merchandise plus baked goods and breakfast casseroles. The market runs third Saturdays from May to October and is sponsored by United Christian Church.
  • Nautical Yard Sale at Rockland Yacht Club, 1 Harbor Park, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain-or-shine sale will feature bargains galore from home and shore.
  • “Cash for Clothes” Weekend Sale, at American Legion Hall, Pearl Street in Camden, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and bag sale 7 to 11 a.m. Monday. Proceeds benefit Coastal Opportunities, an agency that helps adults with intellectual disabilities take part in the social and economic community.

COMING UP:

  • “Under the Big Top” at Watershed School, Camden, on Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m. The yard sale will offer antiques and furniture, watercraft, tools and household items. Proceeds go to the indie high school’s scholarship fund. Donations are still being accepted: 230-7341.
  • Art, Antique and Craft and Flea Market at Ocean View Grange, Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the grange on Route 131, south of Tenants Harbor. Refreshments served all day. For a $20 table, call 372-8629.
  • Camden Duck Derby Raffle, Saturday, May 25. Tix are $5 each or $20 for five. Prizes include a week at a beach resort in Florida, a pearl necklace, five rounds of golf at Rockland Golf Club, and others. West Bay Rotarians will be selling tickets in front of French & Brawn in downtown Camden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. before the plastic ducks plunge over the falls and swim into Camden Harbor at 5 p.m.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 16:

  • Sustainability Festival in Hope, noon to 3 p.m. at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street. Children from Sweetland School will set up booths with ideas about sustainability, food trucks will park on-site, mini-workshops and hands-on activities will be offered, and local farms and organizations practicing sustainability will share their passions. Free and open to all. Details: SweetTreeArts.org.
  • Teen Yoga at Belfast Free Library, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays to May 23, Sara Brand-New leads the free sessions in the Abbott Room (or outside, if the weather is nice) for all levels. Drop by for any or all.

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • That’s The Spirit Performed by the Playhouse Youth Theater Company, at The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, Belfast, on two weekends, May 17-19 and 24-26. Friday and Saturday shows are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are 4 pm. Tix are $5 at the door. Reservations: 338-5777.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • Gardening Day at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Kids are invited to throw on play clothes and head to the Children’s Garden to plant noodle beans, tomatoes and cucumbers, and get some seedlings to take home.
  • Unicorns and Dragons at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Artist Marianne Swittlinger will lead kids age 4 and up in the creation of magical crafts. Free with admission.

MONDAY, MAY 20:

  • Vernal Pool Exploration on Sears Island, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aquatic biologist John Tipping will lead kids (ages 6 to 12, with an accompanying adult) on a search for creatures living in vernal pools. Participants will also collect data to record in the Sears Island database of biodiversity. Kids should bring water and a snack and wear clothes that can get wet. Sign up for the Science Squad program at FriendsOfSearsIsland.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 21:

  • 4-H STEM Science Fun at Gibbs Library, Washington, for kids 7-12. Free sessions led by Kathryn Jensen of UMaine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to May 28.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class 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 week: “Let’s Draw Marvelous May!” with a focus on Memorial Day.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:

  • Scratch Computer Programming at Belfast Free Library, for kids 9-plus, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to May 29. The drop-in program invites kids to attend a single meeting or return each week to work with teacher Eric Cohen-Solal using Scratch to design and code stories, games, animation and art. Computers will be available; kids may also bring a laptop.

COMING UP:

  • Riley Nights Talent Show Invites Kids to Take Part, in a noncompetitive show at The Riley School, Rockport, on Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. Young people, including teens, are invited to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, perform magic, or display other talents. Register by May 22: Riley.School.Nights@gmail.com. The show will be open to the pubic, with a suggested donation of $5.
  • Summer Musical Theater Camp in Belfast, for kids 7 to 15, at Troy Howard Middle School from July 1 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The show will be The Lion King, with a performance on the last day of camp for family and friends. $175 per child, with sibling discounts; limited scholarships available. Before and after hours are available at an additional cost. Registrations are due by June 1. Learn more at MidcoastActors.org.

ONGOING:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: StoryTime 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: Baby Time with Miss Katie on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour and Crafts on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Lego Club third Thursdays at 4:15-5 p.m. 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 on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
  • 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 Hospial’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, MAY 16:

  • Bobolink Walk in South Thomaston, 7 a.m., rain or shine. Georges River Land Trust hosts the walk led by Kirk Gentalen, naturalist and environmental educator. It will be an easy walk to learn about the birds and the ecosystem of hayfields, woods and wetlands at Riverview Hayfields Preserve. The free walk starts at the trailhead opposite the Finnish Church on Route 131.
  • Cathy Morgan Bird Week Continues, with 7 a.m. walks on Thursday, May 16, on Sears Island and Friday, May 17, at Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road in Belfast. A Woodcock Party will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Cloe and David’s farm in Swanville. Refreshments and a short program by Mike Shannon will be followed by a stroll in the field to watch woodcocks perform their sky dance. The week wraps up with a paddle on Goose River in Swanville on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your canoe or kayak, PFD, water, lunch and protection from sun or rain and bugs. Meet at the boat launch behind Swan Lake Grocery. Details are BelfastBayWatershed.org.
  • AARP Driver Safety Course in Belfast, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ocean House at Penobscot Shores. Maine drivers age 55 and up who take the in-classroom course qualify for insurance discounts. $20 ($15 AARP members), payabe at the door. Bring a bag lunch. Registration: 338-2332.
  • Midcoast Conservancy Hiking Series Kicks Off, with a “Looking for Spring” hike starting at 4 p.m. at Marsh River Preserve in Newcastle. For info and a trail map, go to MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Meeting to Discuss Community Picnic, 5 p.m. at WRFR-LP Radio, 20 Gay Street in Rockland. Everyone is invited to share ideas and learn about volunteer opportunities for the picnic set for Saturday, July 27, in MacDougal Park. More info: 596-0731.
  • “Understanding Hospice,” 5:30 p.m. at Mid-Coast School of Technology, 1 Main Street, Rockland. A hospice nurse gives the talk. More info: 596-7752 x3 or MidCoastAd-ultEd.com.
  • “Sleep Well” in Lincolnville, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road. Certified clinical hypnotherapist Joanna Calderwood will discuss strategies for dealing with various sleep concerns and teach ways to awaken feeling refreshed. $13. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHe-alth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Lincoln County Democrats to Meet, 6:30 to 8 a.m. in the Community Room at Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. The speaker will be new District Attorney Natasha Irving, who serves Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and Sagadahoc counties.
  • Safety Training for Commercial Fishermen, offered at no cost by Fishing Partnership Support Services at Tenants Harbor Town Hall. On Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Safety and Survival Training” will cover man-overboard procedures, onboard fire fighting, emergency communications, flood and pump operation, survival suits, life raft deployment and boarding, and basic first aid. And Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Drill Conductor Training,” which prepares fishermen to conduct emergency drills at sea. Lunch is provided both days. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is suggested: FishingPartnership.org or (978) 282-4847.

FRIDAY, MAY 17:

  • River Cleanup in Damariscotta, meet at the Town Landing at 9 a.m. to get your location and pick up trash bags. Boats will disperse volunteers to various points on the river. High waterproof boots and work gloves are recommended. Details: CoastalRivers.org, 563-1393.

SATURDAY, MAY 18:

  • Arts on the Hill Series Kicks Off in Rockport, at Beech Hill Preserve, with a bird walk at 7 a.m. and classical guitar at 8:30 a.m. FMI: CoastalMountains.org.
  • Trail Building and Maintenance Clinic in Thomaston, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Georges River Land Trust and Midcoast Maine chapter of New England Mountain Bike Association offer the course, with a morning session at Oceanside Middle School, 47 Valley Street, and an afternoon session in Thomaston Town Forest. An optional bicycle ride is set for 4:30 p.m. $35. FMI: GeorgesRiver.org, 594-5166.
  • Coastal River Paddlers Open Season, with a 9 a.m. paddle to Cabbage Island and Lewis Cove in East Boothbay. Learn more about the group (formerly the PWA paddlers) and the lineup of paddles this season at CoastalRivers.org
  • Free Golf Clinic at Union Country Club, 9 to 11 a.m. Rockland Golf Club pro Keenan Flanagan leads a clinic on short-game techniques. The course will be open to the public for the remainder of the day at no charge.
  • Second Thomaston Community Conversastion, 10 a.m. at Watts Hall, Main Street. It will start with coffee and proceed to a discussion of strategies and action items to promote economic and community development in the years ahead. All Thomaston residents are encouraged to attend. Childcare provided.
  • “Alewives Welcome!” Quantabacook Dam Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. George’s River Trout Unlimited and the owner of Quantabacook Dam at 185 Pond Road, Searsmont, invite you to see the alewives return to the lake. Take a short walk to the dam on the working farm (no dogs). The site can also be accessed by paddling a mile upstream on Bartlett Stream from Searsmont village.
  • “Inner Listening” Workshop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Riley School, Rockport. Erik Archbold and Tamra Youngblood introduce teachings in the book “A Course in Miracles.” Attend all or just part, for $40 or less. Registration: ananur@twc.com, 594-2565.
  • Midcoast Ostomy Group to Meet in Rockport, 2 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center’s Physicians Building, Conference Room C. A discussion and examples of helpful ostomy items will be presented. Meetings will be held the third Saturday of alternate months and include speakers. FMI: whandmh@tidewater.net, 785-4727.
  • Spring Renewal Yoga and Cello Retreat, 2 to 5 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street in Rockland. Rachel Nixon leads yoga, breathwork, meditation and relaxation accompanied by acoustic cello music played by Robin Lane. Open by donation to everyone, including beginners.

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

  • Maine Green Independent Party’s 2019 Convention, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Viles Arboretum in Augusta. With a potluck. Details: MaineGreens.org.

MONDAY, MAY 20:

  • Reflexology Studio to Support New Hope for Women, Sole 2 Soul, 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland, will donate a portion of every hour-long appointment from May 20 to June 17 to the nonprofit that supports those affected by domestic and dating violence and stalking. FMI: StarBornLuv@gmail.com, 975-5050.

TUESDAY, MAY 21:

  • “From Distress to De-Stress,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden, in the Going Strong series for adults 50-plus. Certified HeartMath trainer and coach Gilda Joffe will discuss how to build the emotional and physical resilience needed to cope with life’s ups and downs. Free, but you must register: 921-6116, QHinfo@pbmc.org.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group in Rockland, 3 to 4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Panel at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Experts will cover tick species in Maine, the diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself against a tick encounter, as well as steps to take if you are bitten.
  • Six-Week Mindfulness Meditation Group, at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Tuesdays, May 21-June 25, 6 to 8 p.m. By donation. FMI: 594-1694, RocklandShambhala@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22:

  • AAA RoadWise Driver Class, for adults 55-plus, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Rockland. $15 AAA members; $20 others. Registration: 594-1159, LSchafer@BartlettWoods.com.
  • “The Conversation,” noon to 1:30 p.m. at Waldo County YMCA, Belfast. The free class will help people undertake end-of-life-care conversations with their loved ones. Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseSto-rm.com.
  • St. George MSU Meetings, in St. George School’s gym. District budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. Special School Board meeting immediately afterward.
  • Eight-Week Bereavement Support Group, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22 to July 10. Get details, including the location, when you register with Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers, 230-0042.

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • Signs of Spring Walk in Boothbay Harbor, 10 to 11 a.m. at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road. Boothbay Region Land Trust invites everyone to take a stroll to encounter and identify the animals and plants that are emerging from a winter of rest on an easy one-mile walk led by environmental educator Tracey Hall.
  • Free Outdoor “Forestry for Maine Birds” Workshop, noon to 3 p.m. at Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast. The hands-on session will teach participants to assess forest habitat and consider management options that benefit forest songbirds. Registration is encouraged but not required: Aleta.WaldoSoilAndWater@gmail.com.
  • Substance Use Prevention Meeting in Newcastle, 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the ATEC Building at Lincoln Academy. Healthy Lincoln County invites everyone to attend.
  • Tech Tips at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3:30 p.m. Learn tips for using the computer and creating strong passwords, with time for questions.

COMING UP:

  • Midcoast Singles’ Mixer, Friday, May 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Oysterhead Lounge on the second foor of Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street, Newcastle. All singles 21-plus are invited. Free admission; cash bar. RSVP on Facebook. A second mixer is planned for Friday, June 27, same time and place.
  • Bird Walk and Nest Box Workshop in Rockport, Saturday, May 25. Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites everyone to explore bird habitats at Erickson Fields Preserve on an 8 a.m. walk led by naturalist Kirk Gentalen. Build a bluebird nest box with naturalist John Twomey at 10 a.m. Both are free, but register by May 22 as space is limited: JAlbury@mcht.org.
  • Service of Remembrance to Honor Veterans, Sunday, May 26, during the 10:45 a.m. worship service at People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street in Union. Photos must be received no later than May 19. Call the church for details, 785-4114.

ONGOING:

  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-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.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. 315-1134.
  • 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.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • 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.
  • 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, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records, more.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • 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-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m, Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center, 233-8257.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • 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, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations accepted.
  • Meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seated and walking meditation. Admission is by donation.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 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, 6-8 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 & Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 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, 322-4500.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Knox County Democratics, 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.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa), Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street (Route 1), Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. 230-0042.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.