NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • “The State of North Penobscot Bay and Belfast Bay,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. A slate of experts will report on their biology, water quality, storm surge, temperature, salinity, acidification, and effects of climate change. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts the program, which is free and open to everyone.
  • “The Triple Crown of Hiking” with Zack and Zan Lockhart, 7 p.m. in Appleton Library’s Third Thursday Talk series. They’ll show slides and video of their adventures along the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails, along with some of the gear that got them through.
  • Inherit the Wind at The Theater Project in Brunswick, 14 School Street. The story of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial is performed this week and next at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A Talk Back Session with director Christopher Price will be held Sunday, March 24. Thursday shows are Pay-What-You-Want. Tix are $20 adults; $15 seniors and students; $10 under 13; free under 2 on a lap: TheaterProject.com.
  • 33rd Annual Bangor Boat Show, Thursday to Saturday at Cross Insurance Center. See a multitude of boats, as well as vendors of boating accessories. Details are at BangorBoatShow.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • Annual Spring Story Slam at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church Street, Hope village. This year’s theme is “Chance,” and people will tell true stories in the style of “The Moth Radio Hour.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with desserts and hot drinks. Stories start at 7 p.m. $15 tix help fund scholarships to the nonprofit arts center.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick. World music and dance. $5. Learn more at FolkDanceBrunswick.org or 200-7577.
  • Profile, a Musical Play, at The Bazz, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast. The Belfast Maskers put on the play about a celebrated novelist who withdraws from public view for 25 years, then grants interviews to an ambitious journalist. Cabaret seating, with wine, tea, and desserts. $20 adults; $15 teens: BelfastMaskers.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Tim Sample at Camden Opera House, 7 p.m. The Maine native delivers his dry Down East humor in a show to benefit Bartlett Woods Retirement Community in Rockland. $18 in advance; $22 at the door.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Maine Maple Sunday, held the last Sunday of March every year, will star 100 sugarhouses around the state offering demos and tastes. In the midcoast, from 1 to 3 p.m. Camden-Rockport Historical Society will open its 1820 sugarhouse, show off old-school tapping tools, and dish out ice cream drizzled with syrup.
  • “An Irish Immigrant Story” at Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, 1 to 3 p.m. Former Governor Joseph E. Brennan will introduce author and Maine native Jack Cashman, who will read from his new book.
  • “Space Heart: A Memoir in Stages,” 2 p.m., Cushing Public Library. Rocket engineer’s daughter and award-winning essayist Linda Buckmaster will read from her poetry and discuss her memoir, which details her childhood surgery in 1962 to correct a congenital heart defect using materials developed for space flight.
  • Afternoon of Variety Offered at Watts Hall in Thomaston, 3 p.m. Music by Playin’ Possum, made up of four members of the Hynd family; All That Jazz vocalists; and The Dock Boys. Players from Watts Hall Community Theater will perform short comedies. Free. Refreshments served.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26:

  • International Folk Dance in Belfast, at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Live music and all steps taught at the last dance this season. Beginners of all ages are welcome. Bring sweet or savory treats to share. Cider and milk on hand. Free, but do RSVP: 338-3301.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28:

  • “A Caravan of Brides: A Novel of Saudi Arabia,” 10 a.m. in Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Kay Hardy Campbell will talk about her debut novel, told through the eyes of unlikely friends – a college graduate and an elderly storyteller.
  • “Logging Towboats and Boom Jumpers: The Story of O.A. Harkness,” 2 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Roger Moody on his book about Orris Albert Harkness, a mechanical genius whose ideas for getting trees from forest to mill turned Great Northern Paper Mill into one of the largest in the world. Copies on sale.
  • Potluck & Presentation: “Upwards,” at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. AMC’s Maine Chapter hosts Laurie Apgar Chandler, who shares stories and photos from her solo paddle along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Potluck at 6 p.m. Talk at 7 p.m.
  • “Exploration and Obsession Into the Heart of Labrador, 1903,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Joanne Hedou will tell the tale of a man who perished on a canoe expedition to map the uncharted wilds of Labrador and how his widow, Mina Hubbard, made the journey successfully in 1905 to vindicate his choices.
  • Conversation with Susan Conley and Lily King in Belfast, 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books. The nationally acclaimed writers discuss their creative processes and celebrate the release of Conley’s latest novel, “Elsey Come Home.” Free. RSVP: LeftBank@myfairpoint.net or 338-9009.
  • 2019 Maine Comedy All Stars Tour Stopping in Damariscotta, at Lincoln Theater, 7:30 p.m. Host James Theberge and Maine comedians Colby Bradshaw, Dennis Fogg and headliner Ian Stuart stand and deliver the funny. $15 adults; $13 theater members; $5 under 19.

COMING UP:

  • “A Sea Captain’s Life,” Friday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, 35 Schooner Street in Damariscotta. Carolyn Hardman will give an illustrated talk about Joseph Hopkins, a Newcastle/Nobleboro merchant ship captain during the height of Maine’s shipbuilding era in the mid-1800s, when the U.S. led the world in ocean trade. Free and open to all.
  • Swing Dance to Benefit The Bazz, Friday, March 29, 7 p.m. at Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast. The nonprofit Belfast Maskers invite dancers of all abilities, solo and couples, to take a lesson and then swing the night away. Admission – $10 adults; $5 kids; $25 families – goes into the Build The Bazz Capital Campaign.
  • The Capitol Steps Coming to Strand Theatre, Rockland, on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. The Washington, D.C., troupe that’s recorded over 35 albums (their latest is “Make America Grin Again”) brings capital humor to Maine with a show designed to leave people on both sides of the aisle laughing. Tix are $50 in advance; $55 at the door.
  • Cabin Fever Reliever at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, on Saturday, March 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. The entire family is invited to the party to raise funds for Healthy Kids. With beer and wine for the grownups and s’mores for the kids, music by Lincoln Academy’s jazz band, games, and silent and live auctions. $15 adults ($20 at the door); $5 for teens; free under 13: 563-1818, HealthyKidsMaine.org.
  • Zumba Dance Party in Camden, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut Street, on Saturday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be instruction from local dancers, but free movement is invited and no experience is necessary. Admission of $10 ($5 under 17 and over 60) will support Habitat for Humanity and Knox County Homeless Coalition. FMI: 236-2421.
  • Spring Dance at Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Street, Saturday, April 6, 6 to 9 p.m. Midcoast Community Chorus invites everyone to trip the light fantastic to music by Miner’s Creek, a quartet that injects bluegrass with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin and Appalachian. A potluck dinner and cash bar will round out the night. $10 tix must be bought in advance: MCCsings.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • Jazz Spaghetti Dinner in Wave Cafe at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Camden-Rockport Middle School and Camden Hills Regional High School jazz bands will serenade diners, and so will the midcoast’s Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra (MoJO). $8 ($4 under 10) at the door. Proceeds fund the school bands’ trip to the Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festival.
  • Folk Duo Simons & Goodwin at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin play folk, country, rock, jazz and blues in the library’s Reading Room concert series. Free and open to everyone.
  • DaPonte String Quartet’s Winter Series II: Through the Looking Glass, featuring Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in B flat Major Op. 1 No. 1, “La Chasse”; Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110; and Bartok’s String Quartet No. 4 Sx. 91. The foursome wraps up the series at the Jewish Museum in Portland on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; at St. Columba’s Church in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday at 2 p.m.; and at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tix are $22.50 at DaPonte.org; $25 door.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • Noon Music in Lent Continues at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut Street in Camden. Vocalist Kathleen Christie of Lincolnville, who studied music performance at Philadelphia College of Bible, will be accompanied by Matthew Mainster on piano. Homemade soup, bread and fruit will be served afterward. An offering for the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry will be taken.
  • Red-Hot Jazz Returns to Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Novel Jazz begins its 15th season of bringing live jazz to midcoasters. This concert will deliver classics from the Great American Songbook. $15 adults; $14 seniors; $7 ages 12 to 18; free under 12.
  • Rumours, The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Gracie Theatre, 1 College Circle, Bangor. They bring back the band with equipment and costumes of the day and “spot-on characterizations and musical performances.” $25.50-$39 tix: GracieTheatre.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Tix on Sale for Rick Springfield Show in Union, in the summer concert series at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery. The $75 tix for the Friday, August 30, show go on sale at 10 a.m.: SavageOakes.com, 785-2828.
  • Charlie Chiarchiaro and Gray Play Saint George River Cafe, in Warren village, from 6-8.
  • Deborah Silverstein & Will Brown in Belfast House Concert, 7 p.m. at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. Suggested donation of $10-$20. Reservations required: bit.ly/chcs323.
  • Caribbean Night at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7 p.m. Pan Fried Steel will offer infectious percussion to lure people of all ages onto the dance floor. Slip on your flip-flops, button your beach shirt, and get ready to head somewhere way south of Maine. Tix are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
  • Dom Flemons Brings “American Songster Tour” to Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops brings his repertoire spanning 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes, along with his banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica and rhythm bones to Strand Theatre. $15 tix at RocklandStrand.com; $18 at the door.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Californian Bobby Jo Valentine in Camden, 4 p.m. The singer-songwriter, whose recent gigs raised $65,000 for fire relief in his home state, performs songs about “everyday spiritual awakenings” in the Friends of Music Concert Series at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. Donations fund the series.
  • Music and Reflection for Lent with HeartSong, 4 p.m. at United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173), Lincolnville. The program will include seasonal readings, moments of reflection and songs of comfort and peace presented by HeartSong, a community-based volunteer chorus.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28:

  • Monthly Songwriters Session at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. The supportive group welcomes songwriters at every level.
  • Quantum at FOG Bar & Cafe in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The duo features Jason Dean on electronics, keyboards, and vocals and Mike Whitehead on bass.

COMING UP:

  • Free Fiddling in Belfast, Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller Street. The Franklin County Fiddlers and the Belfast Bay Fiddlers will play toe-tapping tunes from America, Canada, the British Isles and beyond in the free concert.
  • Mile Twelve and Low Lily Double Bill at Camden Opera House, Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Mile Twelve – a bluegrass band from Boston – walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Low Lily of Vermont puts a modern spin on roots music. Tix are $14 in advance; $16 at the door.
  • Anna Webber’s Simple Trio: “Idiom,” Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Composer, saxophonist and flutist Anna Webber, called “one of the most exciting new arrivals on the New York avant-garde jazz scene” by the Chicago Reader, and her trio perform the new collection. Free.
  • Gospel Singer Shannon Malone Tundel, Sunday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Rockland Nazarene Church, 50 Camden Street. An offering will be taken and a potluck will follow.
  • “Great Movie Songs of the Past,” Sunday, March 31, at 3 p.m. at The First Church in Belfast. The Play It Forward Music Company, made up of volunteers, will perform the silver screen’s most beloved songs from the past 75 years. $10 donation suggested to benefit Greater Belfast Area Ministerium Food Cupboard.

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 Friday Open Mics, second and fourth Fridays, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, second Saturdays, at 6:30 p.m. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.

FILM

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The documentary follows a writer for the “Late Show with David Letterman” who became obsessed with finding “bizarre and hysterical” albums of musicals about the most recognizable corporations in America, including General Electric and McDonald’s. It’s shown at Rockland’s Strand Theatre Sunday to Wednesday, March 24-27.
  • “Why We Fight,” 2 p.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. The prize-winning documentary (whose title was taken from a series of WWII propaganda films) tells why the U.S. military-industrial complex promotes war. A discussion will follow. Hosted by the Coastal Senior College Events Committee.
  • Favorite Movie Discussion at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3 p.m. Head to the library to talk about your faves in the library’s collection, enthuse with fellow film buffs, and add to your must-see list over tea and cookies.
  • Sneak Peek of “Les Miserables” Miniseries, 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Get a free look at the first episode in PBS Masterpiece miniseries based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. The six-episode series will air Sundays, April 14-May 19.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 — THURSDAY, MARCH 28:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Wonder Park,” “They Shall Not Grow Old,” “Captain Marvel.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Arctic,” “Roma.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Bathtubs Over Broadway.” See ad on p. 21 for showtimes.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • “Rebecca,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (in Academy building). Alfred Hitchcock month continues with his only film to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Laurence Olivier is a widower whose second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion only to find that the memory of his first wife still governs the household and its staff.
  • “Kramer vs. Kramer,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. “Best Picture Oscar Winners” continue in March with Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep playing a couple whose child is caught in the middle of their divorce.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24:

  • CatVideoFest 2019 in Rockland, 3 p.m., Strand Theatre. The festival of felines features a reel of the latest and greatest cat videos from around the world. It’s offered at multiple venues to help cats in need – this one raises funds for Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston.
  • “Flight of the Butterflies,” 5 p.m., Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. See the Monarch migration and learn the story of the scientist who spent 40 years trying to find where the butterflies land after they fly south for winter. Andy Brand of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will be there to describe Maine’s butterflies and the plants they need to survive. Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts. $5 donation suggested.

MONDAY, MARCH 25:

  • History of Manana Island, 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, Newcastle. Bobby Ives, who spent two years as a teacher and preacher on Monhegan Island, shares the history of nearby Manana Island and touches on the life of Ray Phillips, the hermit who lived there for 50 years. His talk is free and open to all.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26:

  • “The Human Element,” 7 p.m. at Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor. Filmmaker James Balog “puts the focus on climate change where it should be: not as a political or environmental issue, but a human one,” says Outside Magazine. His cousin, Sheila Balog, will be on hand to discuss his process. Complimentary refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Indivisible-Boothbay hosts. Free; donations accepted.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27:

  • “Peyton Place,” 5:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Free screening of the film shot in Camden and other midcoast sites in 1957 and restored for its 60th birthday. Based on a then-scandalous novel (that sold over 30 million copies).
  • “I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Filmmaker Richard Kane shows and discusses his documentary about the 95-year-old poet, puppet maker and illustrator of nearly 50 children’s books.
  • “Buddy,” 7 p.m. in the CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House. A portrait of the bond between six guide dogs and their people from Dutch documentarian Heddy Honigman. $10; free under 18 or with college ID.

COMING UP:

  • Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD: Wagner’s Die Walkure, Saturday, March 30, at noon at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. A willful warrior daughter loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. An encore will be shown Tuesday, April 9, at noon.

ARTS

  • Call for Maine Artists 50 or Older, to submit a piece to the 17th annual Festival of Art, set for May 30-June 2 at Belfast’s Hutchinson Center. Entry forms are due by March 31: BelfastSeniorCollege.org.
  • Call for Women Writers to Apply for Residency, July 12-15 at Feathered Ink in Winter Harbor. $30 fee to apply: FeatheredInk.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23:

  • “The Screen Show: Six Folding Screens by Maine Artists,” 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Chief Curator Michael Komanecky will give a talk on the museum’s exhibit “The Screen Show,” on view to September 22. $10 ($8 Farnsworth members). Also at the Farnsworth on Saturday, “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” will open in the Wyeth Study Center Gallery. It will be on display through Feb. 9, 2020.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland to Reopen, with a free public reception from 5 to 7 p.m., preceded by a 4 p.m. gallery talk by exhibiting artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen Nguyen, the first recipients of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship Award in the Visual Arts. Also opening is “Melt Down,” with photos and videos by 10 Maine artists whose work addresses climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic. CMCA was closed after a water main burst in January.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Auditions for The Secret Garden with Belfast Maskers, Sunday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. at The Bazz, 17 Court Street in Belfast. Facebook has the details.

MONDAY, MARCH 25:

  • 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 – that are open to everyone, with all materials provided. This month, it’s all about “March Motifs,” like Mardi Gras, Celtic designs for St. Patrick’s Day, and Iditarod dogsled races.
  • Art Club for Adults at Waldoboro Public Library, led by artist Joyce Steel, Mondays, March 25 to April 22, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Basic principles and elements of design found in the world around us will be taught. The club is free and limited to 15 members. Enroll by March 21: 832-4484.

COMING UP:

  • Reception to Open “Post-Morphean Dreamwork” in Rockland, at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Art Gallery, 9 Water Street, on Saturday, March 30, 2 to 5 p.m. Alexandrea Farquhar’s show of images made in a dream journal over several years, then brought to life with taxidermy, discarded materials, plaster casting and clay. Also on view, nature-inspired art made by St. George Middle School students and a sampling of Bernard Langlais’ art from Georges River Land Trust’s permanent collection at Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. Works will be on display throughout April.
  • Artists & Makers Conference, at Point Lookout in Northport on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, April 4 & 5. With an evening talk by Robert Shetterly about his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portraits, and three tracks of workshops for people who want to start, grow, or fall back in love with an arts-related business. $25 for Thursday; $35 for Friday; $45 for both days: IslandInstitute.org/events.

ONGOING:

  • Art Journaling for Adults at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. Bring your journal for a different prompt every Thursday. All other supplies provided.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s Messler Gallery, Rockport. “Boxes to Die For,” to April 10.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” to March 24. “The Screen Show,” to September 22.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Art of the Vegetable” by Lynn Karlin, “Glasslight” by Martin Kremer, and “Revisiting Stu Nudelman,” curated by Nanci Kahn, all to May 10.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” through May 5.
  • UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Fernald Gallery, Belfast. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both to March 28.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • Come Spring Tea at Robbins House on Union Common, 3-6 p.m. Members of Union Historical Society don period attire to serve hot tea and homebaked goods made from the 1800s recipes of early Union resident Lena Grinnell. Proofs from the society’s upcoming cookbook will be on display. The public is welcome at the free tea; donations accepted.
  • The Pour Farm Brewery in Union Hosts The Farmer’s Lyceum, tap room talks by friends on new, odd and useful topics, from how to raise a sheep to what it’s like to work on a supertanker, on Thursdays at 6 p.m. through May 30.
  • “Know Your Noodles” Raffle and Sampler Party at Racha Noodle Bar, Main Street in Damariscotta, to raise funds for Skidompha Library Digitization Project of The Lincoln County News. The raffle for a $50 gift certificate for Racha Noodle Bar starts Thursday, March 21, with entries priced at $3 for one and $5 for three for the drawing to be held at the Sampler Party on Sunday, March 31, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The party will feature six sampler-sized selections for $30, with a portion going to the project.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • Public Supper to Honor Searsport First Responders, 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Searsport. Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, brownies and ice cream served. Admission by donation.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Homestyle Breakfast to Benefit Rockland District Nursing Association, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at People’s United Methodist Church of South Thomaston. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice and coffee for a $10 suggested donation.
  • 2nd Annual Maine’s Best Bakers Event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Public Works in Portland. Guests will get five taste tokens to sample commercial and home bakers’ best and then vote for their favorite. The winner will receive $250. A panel of judges will also be on hand to give out the title of Maine’s Best Baker 2019 and a cash prize of $1,000. The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine hosts. Tix: MainesBestBakers.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24:

  • Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Post 30 in Camden, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pancakes (with or without blueberries), sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, OJ, coffee. $8 adults; $5 under 11. Proceeds will help the Post replace its ancient furnace.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26:

  • “Undercover Veggies” Class, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Varney Community Building, 24 Veterans Highway, Brooks. Learn how to sneak whole servings of vegetables into your family’s favorites, from macaroni to meatloaf. $10: Registration: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27:

  • Last “Soup’s On!” Lunch of the Season in Camden, noon, at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28:

  • “Splendor in the Glass” Dinner & Auction in Rockland, 5:30 p.m. at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street. A five-course meal with wine is served at 6 p.m. starring beef, chicken or portobello mushroom Wellington and other dishes made by chef Leslie Filinow, owner of Earth Candy cafe in Rockland. An auction of hand-painted glass pieces by local artists will follow. $65 tix: penobscot.us, 594-1084.

COMING UP:

  • Free Community Dinner in Belfast, for area families, at The First Church of Belfast on Saturday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and cookies, tour the Family Resource HUB, and get a day’s worth of diapers.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Aubuchon Hardware’s greenhouse, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1). Belfast (UFMM), Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 18 Spring Street. Damariscotta, Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon at Central Lincoln County YMCA.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • “A Pollinators’ Green Way Station,” 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Museum, Rockland. Landscape designer Irene Brady Barber will explore the mission of the pollinator garden and how it can be embraced by home and professional gardeners and native plant enthusiasts. $15 ($10 museum members).
  • Free Panel Talk on How to Afford a Home in the Midcoast, 5 p.m. at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. Experts will tell low- to moderate-income midcoasters how to take advantage of affordable financing now or start planning for future ownership. Sign-up requested but not required: 593-7942, melinda.wildes@maine.edu.
  • “Bringing Nature Home,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Learn how to help wildlife by planting flowers, shrubs and trees that attract birds, butterflies and other native wildlife. The free program by Maine Audubon Director of Education Eric Topper is hosted by Mid-Coast Audubon, which will accept donations.

MONDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Workshop on Hayfield and Pasture Health, offered by UMaine Cooperative Extension at nine locations around the state between now and April 15. The three-hour class covers yield and quality, production basics for hay and baleage, and understanding forage quality. $10 per farm. Register online.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26:

  • Talk on Attracting Beneficial Organisms in the Garden, noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Entomologist Gary Fish shows how to grow gardens that attract beneficial parasites, predators and pollinators. $5; free for members.
  • “Farming with Wildlife in Mind,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Free talk by John Twomey, author of “Retiring To, Not From: From Massachusetts Professor to Maine Farmer.” Twomey and his partner operate an off-grid farm in Montville, where they cut all of their firewood and grow most of their food.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27:

  • Seed Starting Basics, 6-7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller Street. Heron Breen of Fedco Seeds will lead the workshop that starts with choosing seeds and potting soil, setting them up, transplanting them, and more. Registration is requested; call 338-2532 or register at Belfast Co-op.

COMING UP:

  • Seed-Starting and Garden-Planning Class at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer will teach the basics, including garden placement and seed starting indoors. $45 ($35 Merryspring members) includes two flats of flower and veggie seeds. Sign up by March 26: 236-2239, info@merryspring.org.
  • Woodland Owners’ Short Course, Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. District Forester Morten Moesswilde will lead the class for owners of woodlots from small to large and provide a checklist for planning a successful timber harvest. After the class, there will be an optional walk to check out sustainable forestry at HVNC. Registration: MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Houseplant Exchange at Camden Public Library, Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Bring a plant, take a plant. Also coming to the library, Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m., “Toxicity in Wild Mushrooms.” Greg Marley will balance the excitement of enjoying delicious wild mushrooms with the risk of poisoning.
  • 25th Annual Rural Living Day, at Mount View High School, Thorndike, on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Choose three of the two dozen workshops on everything from beekeeping to sausage making and enjoy a lunch of locally sourced food. The $30 fee goes toward a scholarship for a Waldo County high school senior: extension.umaine.edu.

FAIRS & SALES

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • Thomaston Place Galleries’ Online Discovery Auction, open now through Wednesday, March 27. A slew of rare and decorative items with starting bids under $100: live.ThomastonAuction.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • Nonprofit Weekend at Maine Sport Outfitters, in Rockport and Camden, from Friday to Sunday. Five percent of sales will be donated to Georges River Land Trust.

COMING UP:

  • Special Treasures Sale at John Street United Methodist Church in Camden, Saturday, March 30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choice second-hand items and first-rate goodies from the church’s best bakers.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • March’s Hike the Story Trail, at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor. This month, the story posted along the easy one-mile loop is “The Snowy Nap” by Jan Brett. Free; no need to register.
  • Paid Ag Internships at Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport. Teens 14-18 will raise produce and learn about food systems during part-time hours mid-June to late August. Applications due April 5. Details: jalbury@mcht.org or 236-2739.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • Teen Yoga at Belfast Free Library, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for kids ages 11 to 17. Yoga mats will be provided. Free.
  • Information Sessions on Maine Ocean School, to introduce the public magnet school in Searsport for students whose dream job is marine scientist, boat captain, engineer or marina boss, at Ellsworth Public Library on March 21; and Hutchinson Center in Belfast on March 28, both at 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • Kattam and His Tam-Tams at Strand Theatre, Rockland, in the Strand Family Series, at 6:30 p.m. The energetic, entertaining percussionist takes kids and grownups from Africa to the Middle East to India through rhythm, song and dance, accompanied by his monkey, Takoum. Pay-What-You-Can: $20/$10/$5/$0.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Map-and-Compass Challenge at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn basic orienteering, then test their new skills on a challenge course with a hidden prize. The free program is for kids 10 and older; they must be with an adult. Register by calling 563-1393 or going to DamariscottaRiver.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26:

  • Parent-Child Class at Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, March 26-May 7. A gentle, nurturing program for children 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver, led by a Waldorf educator. $180. Register by March 22: AshwoodWaldorf.org.
  • 4-H STEM Science Fun at Gibbs Library, Washington, for kids 7 to 12. Free sessions led by Kathryn Jensen of UMaine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through May 28 (except April 9 and May 7).
  • 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 are encouraged to join in). All materials are provided. This week: The circus.
  • Discover Girl Scouts Events, for girls from kindergarten through third grade, at Boothbay Region Elementary School in Boothbay Harbor on Tuesday, March 26, and Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta on Thursday, March 28, both at 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27:

  • “The Adventures of Miss Susan” at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Puppets will tell the story of an everyday hero named Miss Susan, a children’s librarian who fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. The free event is hosted by Brittany Parker, education program coordinator at Strand Theatre. The show will be presented at the Strand on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. with pay-what-you-can admission.
  • Wildlife Track and Sign Exploration on Sears Island, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Caitlin Horigan will lead kids ages 6-12 (with an adult) on an exploration of tracks and signs. Kids should wear snowshoes or tall boots and dress for the weather. The free program is part of the Friends of Sears Island after-school Science Squad series. Registration: FriendsOfSearsIsland.org.

ONGOING:

  • LIBRARY OFFERINGS, weekly, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: StoryTime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for children of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings. Camden Public Library: Story Hours, 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers; Wednesdays: babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays: ages 4-5; Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Thursdays & Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. FMI: 845-2663. Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Baby Time with Miss Katie, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Story Hour and Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Lego Club, third Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies through age 5 or so. Stories and a craft. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club, Fridays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Under 12 must be with an adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Book Babies, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Ukulele Group (for all ages), Fridays, 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers. Warren Public Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 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, toddlers, and kids up to 3. FMI: 586-5711.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, with alternating locations. First and third Thursdays it’s in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium; second and fourth Thursdays it’s at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast in the Biscone Building’s Community Room. Meetings run 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are a safe place for families to talk, listen and learn and for moms and moms-to-be to connect with other women for support. No need to sign up. Free. FMI: 505-4140.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Registration Now Open for Annual Islesboro Crossing, the open-water swim that is LifeFlight of Maine’s largest fundraiser, set this year for August 18. FMI: IslesboroCrossing.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • Edgecomb Community Church to Hold Lenten Book Study, 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, March 21-April 18 (there will also be an afternoon session at 1 p.m. on March 21). Each session will follow the life of Jesus through the Gospel of John and give context to some of the New Testament’s best-known verses. Bring lunch; coffee and dessert provided. To RSVP, call 882-4060 and leave a message.
  • Elder Abuse Awareness & Response Workshop, 1-5 p.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. A slate of experts invites community members and service providers to learn about the dynamics of elder abuse and resources that can help people respond to this challenging issue. The free workshop is hosted by New Hope for Women and Elder Abuse Institute of Maine. Register on EventBrite.com.
  • Free “Money Matters” Course in Belfast, at the Adult Ed Learning Center, 6B Lions Way. Attend any or all of the sessions 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. March 21: Managing Money Day to Day. March 28: Saving for the Future. April 4: How to Borrow Money Wisely. April 11: Protecting Against Fraud. Sign-up: dpendleton@rsu71.org, 338-3197.
  • Legislative Update from Lincoln County Reps, at Newcastle Fire Station. Social at 6:30 p.m. Discussion at 7 p.m. with Holly Stover, House District 89, and Chloe Maxmin, House District 88. Learn what they’re working on and their first impressions of the job.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22:

  • Test of Waldo County Emergency Alert System, starting around 3 p.m. and lasting 30 minutes, switched-on phones in range of cell towers will get a text: “This is a test of the Waldo County Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is required.” You can comment afterward, if you want: WaldoCountyMe.gov.
  • Smash Bros. Melee Tournament, at Waldo County Technical Center, Waldo. Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 5:30 p.m. Pizza made by students in the Culinary Program will be offered. The $5 entry fee and profits from food sales will go to the Tech Center’s SkillsUSA gold medalists, who will attend the national contest in Kentucky this summer.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23:

  • Victoria Doudera “Connect with Your State Rep” Event, 11 a.m. to noon at Rockport Diner, 420 West Street. She reps District 94 – Camden, Islesboro and Rockport – in the Maine Legislature.
  • Lenten Vigils for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works, Saturdays to April 20. Gather at BIW Administration Building, Washington Street in Bath, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to protest the building of weapons of mass destruction in Maine. FMI: 763-4062.
  • Maine Driving Dynamics, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., McLain Building, Rockland. Those who complete the course will get a three-point credit on their driving records, and drivers 55-plus can get an insurance discount. $40 ($25 for drivers 65-plus): 594-9764, rsu.13.MaineAdultEd.org.
  • SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course, Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Waldo County Technical Center, Waldo. Build your backcountry medical skills with classroom sessions and outdoor scenarios, led by Maine Guide Nancy Zane. FMI: 692-3138, NorthStarAdventures1@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24:

  • “Cyber Security for Seniors,” 2 p.m. at Camden Public Library, Hugo Heriz-Smith offers the free class on staying safe online, from creating strong passwords to avoiding scams. All ages are welcome.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26:

  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Joanne Miller of ASK ... for Home Care. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. (last Tuesday of the month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • “Clean Up Your Credit” Workshop at UMA Rockland Center, 91 Camden Street in Rockland, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn how to reduce debt, get a free credit report, improve your credit and make a plan to pay off debt in the free workshop. Registration: NewVenturesMaine.org, 593-7942.
  • Nordic Aquafarms to Hold Public Meeting, 6 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast. The company will present info from its Site Location of Development Act and Natural Resources Protection Act permit applications, and its previously submitted discharge application, and take public comment.
  • Info on Getting Your Affairs in Order, 6 p.m. at Jefferson Public Library, inside Jefferson Village School. Learn about making a will so your loved ones can honor your last wishes.
  • Town Meeting in Hope, 6:30 p.m. at Hope Elementary School. There are two issues for voters to consider: Hope Solar Energy Project and emergency fire truck repairs. The registrar will be on hand to register new voters prior to the meeting.
  • “Commercial Drone School,” at UMA Rockland Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 26-May 9, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. The $400 course prepares students to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam for Remote Pilot Operators. Call 596-6906 to register.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27:

  • Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers Training Program, Wednesdays, March 27-May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Rockport. Learn more: 230-0042 or CoastalFamilyHospiceVolunteers@gmail.com.
  • “Commit to Sit,” Wednesdays, March 27 to April 10, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. Explore different styles and techniques of meditation and learn to be more present in your life. You’ll get tools for developing a home practice and tips on taking that practice into everyday life. $18. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Learn About Volunteering with Coastal Mountains Land Trust, in one of two sessions: at Belfast Free Library on Wednesday, March 27, and at CMLT, 101 Mount Battie Street in Camden, on Wednesday, April 3, both at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for everything from field work to event logistics.
  • TIF Talk at Waldoboro Business Association Meeting, 6 p.m. at Midcoast Conservancy, 25 Friendship Street in Waldoboro village. Town planners will present an overview of a Tax Increment Financing proposal that will be on the town’s June ballet. To learn more, email info@WaldoboroBusiness.org.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Helen Shaw will lead a discussion on the bill submitted by Senator Dave Miramant to re-open Maine vital records.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

  • “Integrative Approaches to Digestive Health,” 10:30 a.m. to noon at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. Steve Byers, a clinical herbalist with Herbal Medicine Wellness, will describe an approach to digestive issues that combines science with traditional wisdom. Free and open to adults 50-plus. Registration required: QuarryHill.org, 921-6116.
  • Spring Classes at Belfast Senior College, will run Thursdays, March 28 to May 2, at Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, and cover a multitude of topics. Registration: BelfastSeniorCollege.org.

COMING UP:

  • Learn How to Be a Weather Spotter, at one of two free sessions on Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at Knox County Emergency Management Agency in Rockland. All ages are invited to learn how to report conditions to the National Weather Service. Registration: 594-5155, kxeoc@KnoxCountyMaine.gov.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations taken.
  • Open 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.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • 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.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • 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.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. 921-8711.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. 273-2338.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, 11 a.m. Relax in a comfy chair for a different story every Friday, read by a rotating group of librarians and community bookworms.
  • 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.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Knox County Democratic Committee, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, 148 Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemoCrats.org.
  • Knox County Republican Committee, 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.
  • Fiber Arts Tuesday 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • 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.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln Street: 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.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. 354-2453.
  • 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.