NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • “No Pluckier Set of Men Anywhere: The Story of Ships and Men in Damariscotta and Newcastle, Maine,” 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, at 3 p.m. in the library at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, Damariscotta. 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 island’s first known photo, of its 1859 lighthouse. Free admission.
  • “Nothin’ Could Be Finer than Eating in a (Maine) Diner,” 6 p.m. at Searsmont Town Library. Micky Sirota gives a short history of America as seen through the life of diners, introduces the lexicon of diner phrases, and highlights 10 Maine diners of note. No need to reserve. Free.
  • “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.”

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • 12th Annual Spring Showcase of Rockport Dance Conservatory, at Camden Opera House at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dancers perform “Fractured Fairytales” and other original choreography.
  • Festival of Short Plays in Belfast, at UMaine Hutchinson Center at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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. Tickets available at ColdComfortTheater.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • 12th Annual Alewife Festival in Damariscotta Mills, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch the alewives swim home. 5K run before the festival, live music under the tent all day (Rivers Edge, Ale House String Band, Jud Casell, Well Seasoned, and Caroline Cotter), puppets and juggling, face painting, silent auction, Goods & Gear Sale, and lots of food, including smoked alewives. See the schedule at DamariscottaMills.org.
  • Celebration of 25th Novel in the Faith Fairchild Series, 11 a.m. at Left Bank Books, Belfast. Katherine Hall Page gives a talk and signs “The Body in the Wake.” Save your seat: 338-9009, LeftBank@myfairpoint.net.
  • “Thomaston’s Back!” Block Party, to celebrate completed roadwork, from noon to 7 p.m. with craft tables, sidewalk sales and pop-up art displays along and near Main Street, and music by Young & Sturdee from 4 to 7 p.m. Rain moves the party to Watts Hall. Threshers Brewery will host a crawfish fry and Cajun music at 7 p.m. Entropy Son will play at The Block Saloon at 8 p.m.
  • Opening Celebration at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, in New Harbor, at 2 p.m. Concert by St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums playing tunes of the British Isles on the parade grounds of Fort William Henry, and a commentary and tribute to those who have served in the U.S military. The historic site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Labor Day.

SUNDAY, MAY 26:

  • Recognition of Women Vets, 3 p.m. at VFW Hall, 50 Mill Street, Waldoboro. “Celebrate Veterans II: Recognition of Women Vets” will include a musical salute, remarks by women veterans, a historical exhibit, Girl Scouts Honor Guard and refreshments. Hosted by Waldoborough Historical Society.

MONDAY, MAY 27:

  • Memorial Day, held the last Monday in May to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, became a federal holiday in 1971 (and has long been the unofficial start of summer). Midcoast events include Lincoln County Historical Association’s 65th Annual Observance, 11 a.m. at Pownalborough Court House’s flagpole, in Dresden. With free Court House tours shortly afterward (admission is normally $5; free under 16).

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • Take a Photo Tour of Castle Tucker, at 1 p.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta. Learn about the people who built the Wiscasset mansion in 1807 and who lived there until 2003, including congressmen, ship captains, an inventor, a composer, an actress and an author, and see photos of its period rooms in a free public program by Peggy Konitzky of Historic New England.
  • “A Decade of Razzle Dazzle” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The cast of Hearts Ever Young takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. for lively jazz and tap, chorus songs, and comedy skits. $10 at the door suggested.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:

  • Panel Talk by Corporate Dissenters at Belfast Free Library, 6 p.m. The panel will consist of Mainers opposing corporate practices in their communities: a member of Community Water Justice; an opponent of Central Maine Power’s proposed “Clean Energy Connect” corridor; a member of Local Citizens for SMART Growth; and the natural resources director for Penobscot Nation. The moderator will be Dawn Neptune Adams of Penobscot Nation, a water protector, activist, racial and social justice consultant, and journalist.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • “Maine in the China Trade,” 6 p.m. at Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport. The First Opium War of the 1840s opened up Chinese ports to the world and Maine’s merchant mariners soon sailed in aboard Maine-built ships, taking part in the Chinese import and export trade to the turn of the 20th century, and bringing home souvenirs, stories and an economic understanding of China. $8; $5 Penobscot Marine Museum members.

COMING UP:

  • Starry Night Gala and Auction, Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Union Hall in Rockport. John Bottero from Thomaston Place Auction Galleries wields the gavel for fine art, sails on Penobscot Bay, and local dining, lodging and shopping experiences. Children’s House Montessori School, 58 Elm Street in Camden, will use proceeds to fund scholarships and programs. Tickets: CamdenMontessori.org, 236-2911 or at the school. The online auction is open now and runs to June 3.
  • Benefit Cruise for Burnt Island Lighthouse, departing from Boothbay Harbor’s Pier 8 at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1. Cruise past Ram Island Light and others, then land on Burnt Island to tour the tower and restored keeper’s house. Sally Lobkowicz of Red Cloak Tours narrates the voyage. $75 tix: RedCloakTours.com, 380-3806.
  • Open Houses at Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House, in Wiscasset, Saturday, June 1. Free guided tours run every half hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more at HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • “Reel to Real” Showcase of Sherri’s School of Dance, Saturday, June 1, at 6 p.m. Details are on the Rockland school’s Facebook page.
  • New Dancing in the Park Series of Free Outdoor Dances in Belfast, starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 (rain date June 2). This one’s at Steamboat Landing, next to the bay, with Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb calling and music by Velocipede (other musicians welcome to sit in). All ages and experience levels are invited. Details: BelfastFlyingShoes.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • “Fred Armisen: Comedy for Musicians but Everyone Is Welcome,” at State Theatre in Portland at 8 p.m. $30-$45 tix: StateTheatrePortland.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Music@Dusk: Ben Rosenblum Trio, 6 p.m. The New Yorkers hit the stage at Union Hall, Rockport, and play music from Rosenblum’s upcoming “River City” album. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • ScheckMate at Head of Tide Church, Alna, at 3:30 p.m. Raffael Scheck on cello and Timothy Burris on lute and guitar play pieces by Bononcini, Burgmuller, McGuire, Villa-Lobos and Ruvo on period instruments. Free.
  • Vicky Andres and Life Itself at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 6 to 8 p.m. They bring an edgy, energetic sound that lands in alternative, rock and funk.
  • Songs of Joni Mitchell in Belfast, at United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring Street, 6:30 p.m. Hannah Reimann, the creator of “Woman of Heart & Mind: The Music of Joni Mitchell,” performs some of the iconic folksinger’s earlier works. $15 on EventBrite.com, $25 at the door. Reservations: office@BelfastMarket.com.
  • DuoDuo at BoothbayHarbor Opera House, 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 26:

  • Gardenia Plays Lunch Hour at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, from noon to 2 p.m. Cindy Millar, mandolin, and Dick White, guitar, play Quebecois, Celtic and traditional British Isles tunes.
  • Anthony Gomes at Time Out Pub in Rockland, 4 to 7 p.m. The guitarist from Toronto brings his high-energy rock and blues. $20 cover.
  • Gabriel Donohue at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, at 7:30 p.m. The Irish-born muscian who sings and plays guitar and piano, bouzouki and bodhran, is joined by his wife, singer Marian Makins, and Celtic fiddler Deb Shebish. $20 ($17 museum members) at the door, by cash or check.

MONDAY, MAY 27:

  • Adam Ezra Group and Oshima Brothers, 4 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Boston group and the Maine duo raise funds to help restore Waldoboro’s Waldo Theatre. Brews on tap from Odd Alewives Farm Brewery in Waldoboro. $30 tickets: Milling Around in Newcastle; Skidompha Library in Damariscotta; Waldoboro Public Library; 441-2313.
  • Down East Singers Perform “Sacred Service” at Camden Opera House, 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 only with a ticket): DownEastSingers.org.
  • Murray Kinsey & Wicked Grin at Time Out Pub, Rockland, 7 to 10 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues show. Stripped-down blues and rock. $10 cover.

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • Odeon Spring Concert at Rockport Opera House, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts.

COMING UP:

  • West African Drum and Dance Workshops, at High Mountain Hall, Camden, on Friday, May 31. Namory Keita leads a djembe drum class for beginners at 5 p.m.; Seny Daffe teaches West African dance at 6 p.m.; and an intermediate djembe and dundun class with both teachers starts at 7 p.m. Register by May 30 ($15 for one; $25 for two; $40 for three) by emailing DenyseRobinson@gmail.com.
  • Three Midcoast Community Chorale Concerts, at Belfast’s Unitarian Church at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31; at Rockland Congregational Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and at Camden’s Congregational Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2. The chorale will be joined by the Maine Balkan Choir for the Camden concert. Suggested donation of $10.
  • 6th Annual Belfast Ukulele Festival, Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Steamboat Landing in Belfast. With $15 workshops all day, continuous performances, and a free “Introduction to Ukulele” workshop at 1:15 p.m. in the Boathouse. Admission is $5 adults; free under 12. A potluck and guided uke jams will be held at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground on Friday, May 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP requested (but not required): MidcoastUkes.org.
  • “Zodiac Math” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. New York City’s Elizabeth May and an all-female rock band deliver a theatrical rock concert that explores sexual identity, twin magic, and female-centric stories “dripping with pop star bravado.” $18 advance; $20 day of show.
  • Penobscot Bay Ringers in Arts on the Hill, Sunday, June 2, 3 p.m. at Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport. The community five-octave handbell choir’s sound rings out from the stone hut at the top of the hill in Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s free music series, with refreshments.
  • Ellis Paul and Friends at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Sunday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Music and stories with Paul, Red Molly’s Abbie Gardner and Seth Glier. $22 advance tickets at the box office; $27 online and at the door.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Thresher’s Brewing Co., 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

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

FRIDAY, MAY 24 — THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Aladdin,” “Poms,” “Tolkien.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Amazing Grace.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Chaperone,” “High Life,” “Ask Dr. Ruth.”

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (Academy building). In this 1956 flick, UFOs from a doomed star system invade Earth and scientist Russell Marvin (Hugh Marlowe) has 60 days to make a weapon that will save the human race.
  • “Bread and Roses,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Two Latina sisters who work as cleaners in downtown Los Angeles office buildings fight for the right to unionize.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” 10 a.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Seventh in the free Stories to Screen series, offering all eight Harry Potter films on consecutive Saturdays. Details are at lcct.org.
  • “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 how dams hurt 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.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:

  • “Hail Satan?” in CIFF Selects Series, 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. The R-rated film traces the rise of the Satanic Temple, a nontheistic religious and political activist group founded in Salem, Massachusetts, in 2013. $10.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • “Killing Games: Wildlife in the Crosshairs,” 7 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, Brusnwick. The award-winning 30-minute film spotlights Project Coyote, an organization working to protect wildlife labeled as predators, including coyotes, bobcats, wolves and foxes. A discussion will follow.

COMING UP:

  • “J. Fred Woell: An American Vision,” at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast, on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. The documentary by Rihard Kane looks at the life of the “anti-jewelry” maker and political artist.
  • Slab City Film Festival at Rockport Opera House, Tuesday, June 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. Food trucks parked outside, five shorts by avant-garde filmmaker Rudy Burkardt, and a panel talk moderated by Susan Danly, co-curator of “Slab City Rendezvous,” on display at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum. $15 ($10 Farnsworth members).

ARTS

  • 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 23:

  • Creative Art Journaling for Adults at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. Bring your journal (other supplies provided) for a new prompt.
  • 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.
  • “Story Book Tapestry” at Art Loft, 385 Main Street, Rockland, 6 to 8 p.m. Cut paper stencils of characters and objects to live on an abstract background of plant life, with instructor Joyanna Margo. All materials provided. Bring a picture or picture book for inspiration, if you want. All skill levels welcome. Drop-in fee of $20; free for members.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Weekend Sneak Peek at Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park, New Harbor, from Friday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The nonprofit gallery’s artists are selected by jury. This year, 29 returning members will be joined by two new ones, Barbara Vanderbilt and Belva Ann Prycel, and guest artists Kimberly Skillin Traina and John Butke.
  • “Water and Fire, Drawings and Dirt” Closing Reception in Belfast, at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street, 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, 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. Events related to the shows will run to October 20 – see them at PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.
  • Opening Reception for Three Shows at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 5 to 9 p.m. “O Horizon: Works by Hilary Irons and Jarid del Deo” in the Clifford Gallery. “MAPS: Selected Works from the Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society” and the AIA Maine Design Awards Showcase, both in the Corridor Gallery.
  • Opening Reception for “Roots,” at The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery, 96 Main Street, Belfast, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Works by Kenny Cole, MJ Viano Crowe, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, JT Gibson, Kevin Johnson, Sheep Jones, Mark Kelly, Petrea Noyes, Toki Oshima, Joan Proudman, Wes Reddick, Willy Reddick and Lesia Sochor. It runs to June 29.
  • “Palette Knife Bouquet” at Art Loft in Rockland, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Learn to paint without a brush, and take home a bouquet made with loose, bold strokes, led by teacher Joyanna Margo. $35.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven Opens the Season with “Spring!” at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery artsits will show works they created over winter. The show runs to June 19 and includes a full range of media. Gallery hours through early June are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Perimeter Gallery Closing Reception and Artist Talk, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Brooklyn, New York, artist Benjamin Pritchard on his show of abstract paintings, “Crickets,” which will be taken down the following day. Pritchard grauated from the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The gallery is at Chase’s Daily, Main Street, Belfast.
  • Paint Night at Rockland’s Art Loft: Spring Flowers,” 6 to 9 p.m. Justin Kinney gives easy step-by-step instructions at the night of painting and socializing. All materials provided. Fee free to bring snacks and beverages, including wine or beer. Reservations: ArtLoftRockland.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:

  • “A Dress” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 10 a.m. to noon. Joyanna Margo leads the class that lets you use the simple shape of a dress to explore colors and patterns. She’ll lead it again on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drop-in fee of $20; free for members. Also at the Art Loft on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Textured Paper Technique” with Naomi Howe. Make papers with unique colors, textures and patterns using acrylic paints. $35.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • Creative Art Journaling for Adults at Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. Bring your journal (other supplies provided) for a new prompt. This one ends the series.
  • Belfast Senior College’s 17th Annual Festival of Art Opens, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. Featuring 120 Maine artists, music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and refreshments. Show hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations Wraps for the Season, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Host Jane Dahmen chats with Dan Kany, author of “Travel Notes: Paintings by Henry Isaacs,” and with Isaacs. Free.
  • Printmaker Sherrie York to Speak at Bremen Library, 7 p.m. The Bristol artist will describe her process and show some of her nature-inspired work. Free.

COMING UP:

  • “How to Frame a Life: A Workshop on Structure in Memoir,” with Elizabeth Peavey on Saturday, June 1, noon, at Camden Public Library. $130; $75 members of Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. FMI: MaineWriters.org.
  • Next Week at Rockland’s Art Loft, “Watercolor Notecards”with Hilary Mank from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1. $20; members free. “Drawing with Naomi Howe,” 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. $25. “Creating Your Map” with Kim Nicoll from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6. $20; members free.
  • 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.
  • “From Behind the Wall 2.0” at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast, opens with a reception Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The show of paintings, fine furniture and sculpture created by inmates of Maine State Prison in Warren will be on display through August 30.

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. 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.

FOOD & DRINK

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Veterans Appreciation Dinner in Belfast, 5 p.m., Redman Hall, at Main Street and Waldo Avenue. Hosted by Tarratine Tribe No. 13.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • Chicken Barbecue at Warren’s Masonic Hall, Route 90, from 4 to 6 p.m. $12 per person. Sponsored by the Warren Square & Compass.
  • “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 of homemade cakes and pies after dinner. Proceeds go to Pilgrim Lodge Scholarship Fund, a church mission.
  • Public Supper at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15 Wesley Lane, off Route 17, in Rockland, at 5 p.m. Beans, casseroles and homemade pies will be served for a suggested donation of $8, which will go to Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston.

SUNDAY, MAY 26:

  • Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Post 30 in Camden, 91 Pearl Street, 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, MAY 28:

  • Babe Ruth Fundraiser at Flatbread Company, 5 to 9 p.m. Half the proceeds from every pizza sold at the Rockport restaurant on Route 1 benefit the program. Players and parents from the Granite Coast Orthodontics and P.G. Willey teams will be selling raffle tickets at the door.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • The Pour Farm Brewery in Union Hosts The Farmer’s Lyceum, 6 p.m. The final tap room talk this season on a new, odd and or useful topic.

COMING UP:

  • Jewish Food Talk and Tasting at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street in Rockland, on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. Naama Shefi of the Jewish Food Society will speak and present a tasting of Israeli food. Free.

ONGOING:

  • Free Fresh Produce in Rockland, first Tuesdays of the month at noon at Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. Different items each month. Bring a bag. For everyone, not only those in need.
  • AREA FARMERS’ MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast 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. The May 24 market will feature The Rusty Hinges.

HOME & GARDEN

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 honey for the table. Then they lead a hands-on demo.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Gardening Ergonomics Demo on Union Common, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Union Farmers Market. Maine AgrAbility will be on hand to teach farmers and gardeners about tools and techniques to promote health and safety and prevent injuries.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • PLANT SALES THIS SATURDAY, around the midcoast, include these: Hope Pre-K Benefit, 8 a.m. to noon in Hope Pre-K building behind Hope Elementary School, rain or shine. Belfast Garden Club, 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. Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, 9 a.m. to noon. Perennials, tomatoes, veggies, flower seedlings, herbs, houseplants, dahlias, more. Midcoast Conservancy, 290 Route 1, Edgecomb, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beekeeping exhibit and sale of native plants to feed and shelter pollinators, caterpillars and birds. Warren Field and Garden Club, 8 a.m. to noon at the Odd Fellows Hall, corner of Routes 1 and 90, rain or shine. Local perennials, shrubs and trees, and houseplants. A Master Gardener will be there to answer questions.

MONDAY, MAY 27:

  • Plant and Book Sale at Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main Street, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Potted plants, flowers and vegetable seedlings. This is also the day to pick up ordered geraniums. Books will include novels, cookbooks, children’s favorites and more.

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • “The Perennial Garden in Spring” at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. Master Gardener John Fromer on how to identify and assess plants, review garden goals, and map and plan the garden – with tips on bulbs, weeding and mulching, and more. Dress for the outdoors. $5; free for members.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • Plant Sale at Edna Drinkwater School, 56 Bayside Road, Northport, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seedlings in six-packs, pots and hanging baskets, priced from $3 to $15, by cash or check.
  • The Basics of Keeping Backyard Chickens, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Pubic Library. Rebecca Albright and others lead an informal discussion and tell how to obtain a city permit, set up a coop and run, and select its residents. Free.

COMING UP:

  • Vose Library Plant Sale on Union Common, Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Hundreds of perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings and shrubs. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to offer advice. Baked goods will also be for sale.
  • Owls Head Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday, June 1, at 8:45 a.m. at Owls Head Community Building. Annuals, perennials, divided plants and seedlings, and pies, cakes and more.
  • “The Fascinating World of Bees,” Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Dr. Frank Drumond gives a talk with slides, then leads a walk. Bring a hand lens if you have one. The free program is sponsored by Merryspring, Camden Conservation Commission and Coastal Mountains Land Trust. No dogs.
  • Course for Homeowners on Septic Systems, Wednesday, June 5, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Learn about new technologies, proper maintenance, and why septic systems fail – and how lakeside systems affect water quality. Free, but register first: julie@knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040.

FAIRS & SALES

  • Midcoast Plant Sales are listed under Home & Garden.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • St. George “Sales into the Season,” along the peninsula at St. George Business Alliance shops, galleries and restaurants, and at Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum Store. Ocean View Grange, Route 131 in Martinsville, will hold an art, antique and craft and flea market starting at 9 a.m. and food will be on sale.
  • “Under the Big Top” at Watershed School, Camden, 8 a.m. The yard sale will offer antiques and furniture, tools, watercraft and household items. Proceeds go to the high school’s scholarship fund.
  • Book Sale at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland, noon to 4 p.m. Over 200 nautical books on sale.
  • Camden Duck Derby Raffle, with tickets, $5 each or five for $20. Prizes include a week at a beach resort, a pearl necklace and five rounds at Rockland Golf Club. 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.

COMING UP:

  • Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ “Refreshing Spring Auction,” May 31 to June 2. Friday’s sale will feature 445 lots of estate jewelry and timepieces. Saturday and Sunday will include diverse collections of antiques and modern objects. For preview hours and to see the lots, head to ThomastonAuction.com.
  • June Book Sale at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. All ex-library books will be half price all month.
  • Annual Auction of Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Bruce Gamage leads the bidding on more than two dozen items. They’re on view at CamdenRockland.com.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

  • Teen Yoga at Belfast Free Library, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sara Brand-New invites teens to drop by for the last free session this season in the Abbott Room (or outside, if the weather is nice).
  • Course on Object-Based Learning in Searsport, 6 p.m. at Old Vestry, 2 Church Street. Penobscot Marine Museum staff will discuss the benefits of object-based learning and give guidelines for using the museum’s artifacts – from ship paintings to logbooks to souvenirs from distant places – in the classroom and as starting points for storytelling. $8; $5 museum members; free for teachers.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Riley Nights Talent Show, at The Riley School, Rockport, at 6 p.m. Young people, including teens, will put on the show, open to the pubic, with a suggested donation of $5.
  • That’s The Spirit Performed by the Playhouse Youth Theater Company, at The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, Belfast, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tix are $5 at the door. Reservations: 338-5777.

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • 4-H STEM Science Fun at Gibbs Library, Washington, for kids 7-12. The free session led by Kathryn Jensen of UMaine Cooperative Extension from 10:30 a.m. to noon is the last one this season.
  • 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 migratory birds and warblers.

COMING UP:

  • Belfast Free Library Teen Movie Matinee, Friday, May 31, at 3 p.m. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (PG) and free popcorn. Free.
  • “Listen and Make” at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum, five Saturday programs, starting June 1 at 10 a.m. Avis Turner leads kids and families in the programs with storytelling and art making. Free for kids; $15 adults ($10 members). Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Free “Active Parenting, First Five Years” Course, four Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Belfast Family Resource Hub, 8 Court Street, Belfast. Parents of kids up to age 5 will learn how to strengthen relationships with their children while encouraging positive behavior. A meal will be served and childcare will be available, all free of charge. Registration required: 930-9445, HRogers@BRmaine.org.
  • 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 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 encounter and identify animals and plants that are waking up from their winter 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 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.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

  • Midcoast Singles’ Mixer, 7 to 9 p.m. at The Oysterhead Lounge on the second foor of Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street, Newcastle. Singles 21-plus are invited. Free admission; cash bar. RSVP on Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

  • Paddle to Witch Island and the Gut from Pemaquid Harbor, departing from Colonial Pemaquid boat launch at 9 a.m. The trip will include time to hike the island’s trails. Paddlers may opt to meet for lunch at the Cupboard Cafe afterward. Coastal Rivers Paddlers gather rain or shine. Visit CoastalRivers.org or call 563-1393 for more information.

SUNDAY, MAY 26:

  • Service of Remembrance to Honor Veterans, during the 10:45 a.m. worship service at People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street in Union.
  • Tour of St. Patrick Church Offered, after the 11 a.m. Mass in the new church next to the old one at 380 Academy Hill Road. Tours of the church, now on the National Historic Registry and home of a bell cast by Paul Revere and Sons, will start around noon. FMI: 725-2624.

MONDAY, MAY 27:

  • “In Love We Stand” Silent Vigil in Belfast, 11 a.m. on the lawn of The First Church, 8 Court Street, to remember all lives lost in acts of violence around the world. Participants are asked to arrive and depart in silence. FMI: 342-2187.

TUESDAY, MAY 28:

  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Megan Williams from United Midcoast Charities. 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 every month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Summer Protests in Rockland, to oppose the Trump administration, 5 p.m. Tuesdays on Union Street in front of the Knox County Courthouse. For more info, email MidcoastIndivisible@gmail.com.
  • Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce Fourth Tuesday Networking Event, 5:30 p.m. This one is at 93 Main Coffee Shop in Unity.
  • Harbor Management Commission to Discuss South Channel, in Ordinance 9, Chapter 9, Section 9-202, Clarifying Designation of the Channel. Public comment will be accepted at the 6 p.m. meeting at Rockland City Hall Chamber.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:

  • Responsible Beverage Seller/Server Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brady’s Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. $15 per person. Registrants must have a state-issued photo ID. Registration: 563-1330.
  • Open House at Rockport Public Library, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Rockport Public Library offer cookies, coffee and information on volunteer opportunities for upcoming events.

THURSDAY, MAY 30:

  • Recovery Coach Training, offered by Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition from Thursday to Saturday, May 30 to June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recovery coaches are volunteers who overcome addiction and want to help others do the same – hospitals, treatment centers, municipalities and courts have begun to pay for their services. Training, open to anyone interested, is $200; scholarships are available. FMI: 701-1182, info@midcoastrecovery.org.
  • “Invasive Plants of Midcoast Maine” Walk, 10 a.m. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor, to ID these plants “from away” that are threatening the midcoast’s natural ecosystems. You’ll learn ways to control or prevent them while taking a short hike over easy terrain. Reigstration required: 633-4818, THall@bbrlt.org.
  • “Balancing Services & Taxes” in Thomaston Community Conversation, 6:30 p.m. at Watts Hall. This one caps the season’s series. Dessert will be served.
  • Community Conservation in St. George on High-Speed Internet, 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 3 School Street. Learn more at StGeorgeCommunity.org.

COMING UP:

  • Easy Going Yoga, Fridays, May 31 to June 28 (no class June 7), noon to 1 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Designed with the older student in mind and led by Antonia Small of ORYX WORX Fitness. Stretch, strengthen, breathe and relax while improving your posture and body alignment. No yoga experience needed. $26: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Noon Yoga in Belfast, Fridays, May 31 to June 21, noon to 1 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital’s classroom. Stretch and strengthen your muscles while you reduce stress and recharge for the rest of the day. No experience required. $26: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com, 921-3950.
  • Pendleton 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and 5-Mile Run, Saturday, June 1, on Belfast Rail Trail. Both races start at 9 a.m. Day-of registration and check-in starts at 8 a.m. The races open the 2019 RunBelfast race series. Learn more at RunBelfast.org.
  • Wellness Classes at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, at 10 a.m. Saturdays in June, starting June 1. John Jenkins leads them, starting each with exercises based on tai chi, yoga and mindfulness principles. Jenkins is a CBS News wellness consultant and has been honored in the International Black Belt Hall of Fame, among others. $15 per session ($10 Farnsworth members). Registration: FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Genealogy Day at Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of Gray and State streets in Portland, on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Network with others who are researching their Irish roots. $20 tickets: MaineIrish.com.
  • Three Windjammers to Host Open Houses for the Tourism Community, Saturday, June 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the head of Camden Harbor. Schooners Mary Day and Lewis R. French and windjammer Angelique open their decks, galleys and cabins to peope who work in visitors’ booths, hotels, motels inns, stores, restaurants and other place tourists go. FMI: Marti@SailMaineCoast.com.
  • Trekkers’ 6th Annual Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk, Sunday, June 2. The race starts and finishes at Thomaston Academy, 60 Main Street, Thomaston. Advance registration is $25 per person at Trekkers.org through May 29. The day-of fee is $35. Registration includes an event T-shirt and post-race pancake breakfast (open to non-runners for $5) at The Slipway Restaurant.
  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Seeks Volunteers, and holds an orientation Tuesday, June 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at its Visitor Center, 9 Water Street in Rockland. Registration: VolunteerCoordinator@MaineCoastalIslands.org, 594-0600 x5.

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.
  • 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.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.