NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • Trash Talk in Damariscotta, 6 p.m. at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, 3 Round Top Lane. Two men who have followed the trail Lincoln County’s trash takes – and a moderator – invite everyone to join the discussion about how it should be managed in the future, especially now that China has mostly stopped buying America’s plastic garbage.
  • Talk on Being a Nightjar Monitor, 7 p.m. at Palermo Community Library. Logan Parker describes the Maine Nightjar Monitoring project, which sends everyday people into moonlit nights to look for Maine’s nightjars – Eastern whip-poor-will and common nighthawk – and other nocturnal flyers that are on the decline.
  • Author of “Sealed Off” at Bremen Library, 7 p.m. Barbara Ross on the eighth book in her Maine Clambake series of mysteries, and her new anthology, “Haunted House Murder.” She’ll talk about becoming a novelist later in life and how her series came to be.
  • 2019 Union Fair Continues, through Saturday. Full schedule: UnionFair.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • “Sal’s Birthday Bash,” 5 p.m. at St. George Town Office. Sally Robinson Long turns 96 this year and everybody’s invited to celebrate at her party with a country, gospel and folk jam and public supper. Her wish, once again, is to raise donations for the St. George Volunteer Ambulance Service.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • “Belfast Through the 1980s: The Harold Higgins Slide Collection,” 7 p.m. at Belfast Library. Megan Pinette looks back at Belfast during the 1970s and ’80s, just before big changes to the downtown waterfront’s businesses and neighborhoods. Learn what disappeared, what changed, and what is new, in her Belfast Historical Society program. $5.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Poets to Read at Thomaston Public Library, 7 p.m. The annual reading will feature nationally published poets Linda Aldrich, Jane Brox, Christopher Fahy and Bruce Willard. Refreshments served.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • “A Journey into Fine Art,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Kim Yesis describes her husband’s midlife career shift from engineering to fine art and her own journey to support his venture. She wrote about their experiences in “Side by Side: Tales from Beyond the Canvas.” She’ll sign copies after her talk.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Mystery Writer Paul Doiron at Jefferson Public Library, 5:30 p.m. He’ll read from “Almost Midnight,” the latest book in his best-selling Mike Bowditch Mysteries series. The library is inside Jefferson Villlge School.
  • “After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Maine author Sarah Perry reads from her memoir. Perry was 12 when her mother was killed in the house where they were sleeping. Part elegy, part mystery, the highly lauded book looks at her life in the aftermath.
  • Dark Follies in Camden Library Amphitheatre, 7 p.m. The Portland troupe makes music, lights fire, dances, juggles and tells tales in the edgy, but still family-friendly, show. Bring a chair or blanket for the free outdoor show.

COMING UP:

  • The Maine Event! AKC Dog Shows on Union Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Mid-Coast Kennel Club invites coastal canines to sit, stay and shine. Spectators are invited – admission and parking is free. Details: MidcoastKennelClub.org.
  • 30th Annual Rockhounders Gem and Mineral Show in Augusta, at the National Guard Armory, Western Avenue, August 31 and September 1. Doorprizes, demos, mineral displays, gems, fossils, and activities for kids, including a visit by Rocky the Rockhound. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and to 4 p.m. Sunday. More info: 873-6270.
  • 18th Annual Camden Foreign Car Show, Sunday, September 1, at noon on Chestnut Street, during the Camden Windjammer Festival. See the curves of early British and European cars and saloons and this year, for the first time, sleek post-1990 models. Drivers can learn how to enter at Mid Maine Sports Car Club’s website: mmscc.com.
  • Bands for Books at Marianmade Farm in Wiscasset, at 155 Federal Street, Monday, September 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Rock music by the Salty Dogs, cash bar, appetizers, and an auction with items like an hour-long flight along the coast and a case of wine. $20 tix: Birch in Wiscasset, the library, or 882-9693.
  • 11th Annual Champagne on the Sheepscot, Saturday, September 7, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at a private Alna home on the Sheepscot River, with appetizers from Cafe Miranda, champagne, full bar, wine stations around the property, and music by Lincoln Academy’s jazz combo. $60 tix available to September 5: 389-5150, info@midcoastconservancy.org.

MUSIC

  • Singers Invited to Join Midcoast Community Chorus, an open chorus for all ages and abilities. Monday night rehearsals start September 16 at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden. Learn more at MCCsings.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • Tuba Skinny in Belfast, 5:30 p.m. on Beaver Street in the free Summer Nights series. The New Orleans sound comes to town. Bring a chair or blanket (but not the dog). Facebook has series details.
  • Celebration at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street in Damariscotta. Storytellers, magicians, musicians and others are invited to sign up for the open mic at 5 p.m. Band Well Seasoned takes the stage at 7 p.m. There will be tours of the inn, a yard sale, and Round Top ice cream and treats.
  • Oshima Brothers Lawn Concert at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. The Maine musicians perform a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop, including “Ellie,” fresh off NPR’s Heavy Rotation playlist. Rain moves the free show into the community room.
  • Jud Caswell, Kat Logan and Tirk Wilder Benefit Concert in New Harbor, 7 p.m. at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park’s Learning Center, New Harbor. The folkies play to benefit Caring for Kids. Suggested donation of $10, free under 12. Reservations: 677-2924.
  • Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie Piano Man Bob Milne in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The veteran of festivals around the world and official “National Treasure” hits the stage of the Opera House. $25 in advance at the box office, 633-5159, and $30 online and at the door on show day.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Holly Clough at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, at 6 p.m. She sings folk. No cover.
  • “Grateful Dead Night” with Jon Fishman of Phish at Union Fair, 7 p.m. Former and current members of Lazy Lightning, BBD, Working Dead, Dead Sessions and Pardon Me Doug will join drummer Fishman for two long sets. The Wine and Beer Garden opens at 6 p.m. Admission details: UnionFair.org.
  • Nora Cavin at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7 p.m. She’ll sing classics from the Great American Songbook and tunes by Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Fats Waller and Bob Dylan, accompanied by Lincoln Blake on keys.
  • Novel Jazz Ensemble at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, at 7 p.m. The group plays jazz from the Great American Songbook with a focus on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. $15 adults; $14 seniors; $7 ages 12 to 18; free under 12.
  • Music from Brittany at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Claire Boucher, a traditional singer from Sarzeau in southern Brittany, and Brad Hurley, who plays guitar and traditional Irish music on whistle and wooden flute, play songs and dance tunes. $15 at the door, by cash or check.
  • Le Vent du Nord at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The Quebec folkies and their button accordion, guitar, fiddle and hurdy-gurdy that have played over 1,800 concerts and racked up awards including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys) perform. $25 at box office, $30 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • Haitian Youth Choir in Newcastle, 7 p.m. at Second Congregtional Church. The choir of 30 boys and girls ages 10 to 16 and an eight-piece chamber ensemble perform Haitian folk and sacred music to benefit the music school at Holy Trinity Church in Port-au-Prince, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti.
  • The Rogues at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7 p.m. They play a mix of country, bluegrass, rock and blues, as well as a few traditional fiddle tunes.
  • Red Baraat at Strand Theatre in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The Brooklyn band brings its fusion of bhangra, go-go, hip-hop and jazz, driven by frontman Sunny Jain’s rhythm on the dhol, a double-sided drum. $24 in advance, $28 show day. Lobby and balcony bars open.
  • Hip Harpist at Crosby Center in Belfast, 7:30 p.m. Deborah Henson-Conant straps on her wearable harp – designed and named for her by the CAMAC Harp Company in France – and sings with a voice that’s been compared to Carly Simon’s. $20 tix on Eventbrite.com and the Crosby Center’s Facebook page.
  • Chris Thomas King at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy and Country Music Award winner brings his New Orleans blues to the coast. $20 at box office, $25 online and at door: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Andre Lascoutx at Rockport Opera House, 8 p.m. The midcoast native, now based in Nashville, brings along a full band to play tunes off his latest album, “Fairweather Friend.” $10 admission.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Bay Winds North Ensemble Playing in Camden Library Amphitheatre, at 2 p.m. The community concert band with players of all ages from here and away perform. Bring a chair or blanket.
  • Russian Orthodox Compositions in Blue Hill, 2 p.m. at Bagaduce Music, 49 South Street. Anna Dembska directs a choral performance of Maia Aprahamian’s compositions in Bagaduce’s From Our Collection concert series. $20 tix can be reserved by calling 374-5454.
  • Rosey Gerry and Camie Rogues in Warren, 2 p.m. at Old Woolen Mill Park’s gazebo in the village. They’ll play an eclectic program, from Hank Williams tunes to gospel. Bring a chair.
  • Suomalaiset Jouset String Ensemble in Cushing, at Old South Church on Salt Pond Road, at 3 p.m. They use kanteles, which are lap harps, to play Finnish music and American folk and pop in the final Cushing Historical Society concert this summer. $10 donation suggested.
  • Elisabeth von Trapp Performing at Washington Village Church, 7 p.m. The granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music,” sings and strums. Donation of $10 suggested.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Paul Nelson Band at Time Out Pub in Rockland, 275 Main Street, 7 p.m. The worldwide touring artist who’s been onstage with Eric Clapton and Slash plays the Monday Night Blues show. $15 cover. Coming Labor Day, September 2: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Wednesday Night at the Shores in Searsport, Searsport Shores Campground, from 5 to 7 p.m. to September 18. Musicians are invited to play in informal, guided jams. Free tables will be available for selling crafts and farm products – and there will be art, rag-weaving demos, and food. All are welcome, admission is free. For more info, relax@campocean.com.
  • Irish Musicians at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Music by John Doyle, former member of Irish-American group Solas, and Mick McAuley, who plays accordion, melodeon and concertina. $25 at box office, $30 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Old Blues Kats at Searsmont Town Library, in the Community Building, Route 131, at 7 p.m. David Gill and Doug Wainoris pay homage to the original blues masters of the early 20th century in the free Live at the Library concert series.
  • Darlingside at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The fast-rising indie folk band performs. $25 at the box office, $30 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.

COMING UP:

  • Rick Springfield Coming to Savage Oakes, the outdoor festival venue at the vineyard and winery in Union, on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m. More info and $75 tickets at SavageOakes.com.
  • At Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 316 Main Street, on Friday, August 30, New York City singer-songwriter Kimberly Townsend, who plays a blend of folk, soul and indie. Her debut album “The History and the Heart It” was released earlier this year. And Saturday, August 31, David Foley will play Americana and folk, with a little help from his friends Will Brown and Mia Mantello. Both shows start at 7 p.m.
  • An Evening with Roger McGuinn, Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. The groundbreaking frontman of The Byrds makes an appearance during Camden Windjammer Festival. $30 tickets: CamdenOperaHouse.com.
  • Marcia Ball at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. The “killer pianist” blends Texas blues, Louisiana swamp ballads and New Orleans second-line rhythms. $30 at box office, $35 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • DaPonte String Quartet /em>Midsummer Masters Concert Tour Winding Down, with performances August 31 in Boothbay Harbor (4 p.m. at St. Columba’s Church); September 7 in Kennebunkport (3 p.m. at Church on the Cape); and September 8 in South Bristol (7 p.m. by candlelight at Walpole Meetinghouse). The program includes Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor (“Serioso”). Tix and details: daponte.org.

ONGOING:

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

FILM

  • Lincoln Theater Classic Film Club, enrolling members until August 31. Help pick the six flix, get free admission to all, and a drink and popcorn at each, for $45: lcct.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 — THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Maiden,” “The Farewell.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Honeyland.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Honeyland.”

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • “Interrupted Melody,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. An opera star stricken with polio makes a comeback with the help of her physician husband and by singing for soldiers who are also wheelchair bound.
  • “The Death of Stalin,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. The dark comedy set in Cold War Moscow sees Stalin’s corrupt cronies (played by Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin and others) scurrying to fill the empty seat.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • “Honeyland,” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, Saturday and Sunday, at 2 and 7 p.m. both days. Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in a Balkans village without electricity or running water. The last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, she sells honey in the closest city, a four-hour walk away. Her peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of a loud itinerant family, whose patriarch decides to sell his own honey, threatening Hatidze’s means of survival.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • “Living Monuments,” 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. Discover the diversity of the planet’s marine national monuments, then meet Brian Benedict, superintendent of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, off New England, who will preview four live-streamed dives this September from aboard the ship Okeanos Explorer.
  • “Sea of Shadows,” 7 p.m. in the CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House. Vaquita porpoises are nearing extinction as they get trapped in nets cast by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia for totoaba fish, whose swim bladders are sold on a lucrative black market. See how activitists, the Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Cyrano de Bergerac at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 2 p.m. The production by Comedie-Francaise is captured in Paris and paired with English subtitles for the screen. $12.50.

COMING UP:

  • Camden International Film Festival, opens and closes at Camden Opera House, Thursday to Sunday, September 12 to 15. Details:PointsNorthInstitute.org.

ARTS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Reception to Open “Sandra Harper: Seaweed Abstractions,” 4 to 7 p.m. at Ralston Gallery, 23 Central Street, Rockport. It hangs to September 6.
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Stroll the sidewalks, drop in to galleries for a look at new works, taste local foods, and celebrate this month’s theme: Famous for 5 Minutes: Post Selfies with Your Fav Art. The map is at BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
  • Melanie Beckett’s Paintings in Art in the Barn Series, of Cushing Historical Society, 17 Hathorne Point Road, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and her nature-inspired pieces in various mediums on display Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • “Watercolor Basics and Beyond” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday and again Monday, from 1 to 3 p.m. Barbara Bragg doles out simple warm-ups and helps make sense of wet on wet, wet on dry, building color and gradient washes. Free to members, $20 drop-in fee for nonmembers.
  • Book Festival in Thomaston at Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High Street, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thirty-one Maine writers will be there to sign and sell their boooks. With refreshments, talks, live music by Castlebay and an area for kids. Admission is free.
  • Carole Wiley Hosting Finger-Food Brunch at River Arts, Route 1, Damariscotta, from noon to 3 p.m. Her show “Figures and Shapes” is hanging in the West Gallery through September 4 and she’ll be there Saturdays throughout the show.
  • Rockport Printmaker Opens Her Studio, from noon to 6 p.m. Kathleen Buchanan invites people to 11 Homestead Lane, where she’ll demo her process, show new work, and serve refreshments.
  • Reception for “Roger Dale Brown: Around Town” in Boothbay Harbor, at Gleason Fine Art, 5 to 7 p.m. His solo show includes works of Boothbay Harbor and the surrounding villages. The show runs to September 17.
  • Bayside Cottage Art Sale, at plein air painter Ian Bruce’s studio at 14 Bayside Road, Northport, Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Fiore Art Center Open Studio Day, noon to 3 p.m. Maine Farmland Trust’s art center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Road in Jefferson, hosts the free, family-friendly event with refreshments, live music by young jazz ensemble The Extension Chords, a chance to peruse Joseph Fiore’s archived art, and entry to the resident artists’ studios and the resident gardener’s green spaces.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with all materials provided. August themes include sailboats and lighthouses.
  • Plein Air Watercolor Workshop at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, Monday to Friday, August 26 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Annie Bailey, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Rhode Island School of Design and whose work has been shown at the Farnsworth Art Museum and in National Geographic. $480, $420 FAM members.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Conversation with “Birds We Know” Artist, 5:30 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Ann Craven sits down for a chat with Christopher Crosman, founding curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas and a former director of Farnsworth Art Museum. “Birds We Know” is Craven’s first exhibit in Maine and presents a 20-year survey of her work. It hangs to October 13. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors and students with ID. Refreshments follow.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • “Handprint Turkeys and Cotton Ball Snowmen: Is There Hope for an Artful America?” 5:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Musuem, Rocklnd. Art educator Bridget Matros connects the dots between the quality of preschool art-making experiences and the future of the arts—and ultimately society —in a talk in the museum’s Uncork the Arts series. $10 includes gallery admission. Free for FAM members and Rocklanders.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Organizers invite you to park in one of the village’s seven lots, then stroll the streets to enjoy music, art, crafts, Maine history and sparkling river views.

COMING UP:

  • Acting Workshop at Basil Burwell Community Theater in Belfast, home of the Belfast Maskers, 17 Court Street, Friday to Sunday, August 30 to September 1. Coach, actor and casting director Jeff Passero will lead adults and young people 13-plus. He’ll send 12 participants scenes to memorize prior to class. $200. Details: JeffPassero.com.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tectonic Industries: Dreams Can Come True,” to October 6. “Ann Craven: Birds We Know” and “Dan Mills: Human Topographies,” both to October 13.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28. “Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration,” to September 8. “The Screen Show,” to September 22. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries” to October 25. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, “Where in the World?” and “Weather or Knot?” to October 20.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950–1969,” to September 8. “Open Ended: New Acquisitions to the Portland Museum of Art,” to October 20.

ONGOING:

  • “Uncork the Arts” Wednesdays at Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum, galleries open 5 to 8 p.m. with tours and wine in August and September. $10; free for Rocklanders and FAM members.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.

OUTDOORS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

  • Back in Balance in Farnsworth Art Museum’s Garden, Rockland, Thursdays in August at 10:30 a.m. Wellness pro John Jenkins offers gentle exercises based on tai chi, yoga and mindfulness principles to all ages and abilities. $15 ($10 Farnsworth members) includes gallery admission. Details: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Friday Tours at Aldermere Farmin Rockport, at 10 a.m. in August. Meet the Belted Galloway herd and stroll the farm’s trails through pasture and wood.
  • Friday Tours in Downtown Camden, meet at 4 p.m. at Camden Public Library Children’s Garden, wend through the downtown with a guide who will drop historical tidbits, and end on the Village Green. Tours run to September 13.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • Forest Insect Walk in Bowdoinham, from 9 to 11 a.m. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay invites everyone to the free walk led by Cathy Reynolds. To register and get the location, call 666-3371. Coming September 6 in the Summer Outside series, an outing to Swan Island with Jay Robbins. There is an $8 island fee. Call 737-2239 for details.
  • FORE PAWS Golf Scramble and Ball Drop, at Goose River Golf Club, 50 Park Street in Rockport. Registration runs 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The scramble is at 12:30 p.m. $100 tickets benefit PAWS Animal Adoption Center in Camden. Registration is at PAWSadoption.org. The ball drop is at 5 p.m. Tix are $20 (500 will be sold); the winner gets $1,000 and the runner-up gets $500. Winners need not be present. Tickets are available at Rockport Automotive.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Blueberry Cove Half Marathon in Tenants Harbor starts at 7:30 a.m. at 22 Blueberry Cove Road. $90. Registration: umaine.edu/tanglewood/events.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • SUP for Beginners, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shirt Tail Point, Megunticook River, Route 105, Camden. Learn basic strokes and how to get on and off the board. $20: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 301-3950.
  • See a Shell Middens Site, by joining a local group documenting some of the 2,000 sites along Maine’s coast where ancestors of the Wabanaki gathered, feasted and lived seasonally – shell middens are disappearing in the new climate of severe storms and rising seas. Digs are scheduled for this Wednesday and Friday, August 30, in Friendship. Email Brenda Smith to learn more: BeagleSmith@msn.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Harvest Celebration and Gleaning Party at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport, 2 to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to join Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Teen Ag Crew to harvest produce that will be donated to food pantries. Check out the crew’s four-acre garden, sample the harvest, and do some good. Kids are invited, and must be with an adult. For more info, call 236-2739 or email jalbury@mcht.org.

COMING UP:

  • BikeMaine Rolling Through the Midcoast, from September 7 to 14. This year’s ride connects Kennebec Valley with the midcoast, passing through Hope, Damariscotta, Rockland and Belfast. Details: Ride.BikeMaine.org.
  • UPCOMING MIDCOAST RACES, include Oceanside Class of 2021 Parent Group’s Compass 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Saturday, September 14, at Eclipse Restaurant, 2 Park Drive in Rockland. Details: runsignup.com. Waldo Couty YMCA’s Pancake Triple Stack: A Trio of Races in Belfast on Sunday, September 15, at Belfast Area High School. Details: active.com. Race Through the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Sunday, September 29. The race sells out every year, so sign up early for 13-mile or 5.5-mile options: MidcoastConservancy.org.

ONGOING:

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

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast shows off its vegetable, fruit and flower beds and its greenhouse. Students help grow more than 1,000 pounds of produce served by the cafeteria and for sale. $5.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • Talk on Getting the Most from Cut Flowers, 11:30 a.m. in Schooner Cove Retirement Community’s library, Damariscotta. Holly Emmons gives tips on making them last in a free presentation.
  • Open House at Jefferson Historical Society’s Old Jefferson Town House, at 7 Gardiner Road, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. See three floors of antiques, photos, documents and other artifacts of Jefferson history in the 150-year-old building.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Garden Tour at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, noon. Gardener Denise DeSpirito leads the tour, and discusses how to harvest and use various plants. $5.
  • See Geese, Goats and Other Creatures at Hostile Valley Farm, in Liberty, at 6 p.m. Final stop in Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association’s free Gather & Grow tour series.

COMING UP:

  • Workshop on Helping Monarchs, Saturday, August 31, at 10 a.m. at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Merryspring volunteers Eric Evans and Dottie Hokkanen describe the life cycle and long migration routes of Maine’s iconic orange-and-black butterflies – and list the threats they are facing as their populations decline. Learn how to raise caterpillars indoors and plant milkweed and other nectar flowwers and native food sources they need to survive. $5.

FOOD & DRINK

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Public Breakfasts in South Thomaston, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fridays to August 30, at People’s United Methodist Church. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice and coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10.
  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3 p.m. in the reading room. Everyone is invited to enjoy sweets and savories (a week late this month, to avoid conflicing with the 40 Days End of Summer Party). Bring a personal-care or pet-care item for the food pantry.
  • Benefit Turkey Supper and Auction in Belfast, at Tarratine Tribe 13 Hall, 153 Main Street. Turkey will be served at 5 p.m. for $6 per person. At 6 p.m. an auction will be held to help fund Alzheimer’s research. The Improved Order of RedMen and Degree of Pocahontas host.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • Public Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church, Cushing, 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays through August.
  • Steak Supper in Warren, 5 to 7 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90. $15. Hosted by the Warren Square and Compass Club.
  • “From Indonesia to Maine” at Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland, at 5:30 p.m. Wiscasset resident and Indonesian expat Ina Demeres will prepare a traditional meal and talk about growing up in Java as a child of Chinese immigrants, then moving to Maine, barely knowing its location. For information and to RSVP: 594-1084.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Public Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. Casseroles, salads, beans, and pies. $8 adults, $4 kids.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • 4th Annual Garden Party of Twin Villages Foodbank, at Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta, from 4 to 6 p.m. The free party will feature farm tours, snacks and games for children. RSVP: CoastalRivers.org.

COMING UP:

  • Chowder Challenge at the Camden Windjammer Festival, Saturday, August 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camden Public Landing. Sample and judge local chowders to help determine who wins the 2019 title. $10 adults, $6 ages 12 and under. West Bay Rotary hosts and uses proceeds to suppport local nonprofits.

ONGOING:

  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. For more information: 315-1134.
  • Free Fresh Produce in Rockland, first Tuesdays at noon at the Flanagan Community Center, 61 Limerock Street. Different items each month. Bring a bag. For everyone, not only those in need.
  • AREA FARMERS MARKETS, selling local and organic food and artisan items. Belfast on Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, alongside the Belfast Art Market. Belfast on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Camden on Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon at Tannery Park. Damariscotta on Friday: 9 a.m. to noon at CLC YMCA. Rockland on Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park. Union on Friday: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common. The August 23 market will feature music by D.W. Gill. Waldoboro on Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town office.

FAIRS & SALES

  • “Kwiltz 4 Kids” Quilt Sale at Central Lincoln County Damariscotta, through September 7. The local group’s members have been making quilts together for over a decade, which they donate to people in crisis. Proceeds from quilt sales are used to buy fabric to make more quilts to donate – over 50 a year.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer Auction, Thomaston, starting at 11 a.m. Friday features Maine artwork, folk art and country furniture; Saturday is fine art and antiques; and Sunday is 20th-century decorative arts. Featured items include paintings by John Stobart, Jasper Cropsey and Andrew Wyeth, decoys by Elmer Crowell, and a large collection of weathervanes. See the lots and register at ThomastonAuction.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • Broad Cove Church Useful Clothing Sale, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturdays though September.
  • Flea Market in Spruce Head, at the Community Hall, Village Road, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tools, toys, crafts, curios, books and baked goodies at the multifamily sale.
  • Car Wash and Bake Sale in Camden, 9 a.m. to noon at Key Bank, next to Camden Hannaford. The Midcoast Leos – a youth group sponsored by Camden Lions Club – hold it to raise funds for two African students they support. Suggested donation of $10.
  • St. Giles’ Fundraiser with Auctions and a Yard Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson. Items for sale will include everything from a canoe to a table saw and other serious tools to horseback riding lessons, bicycles, and more. The silent auction ends at noon and the live auction starts at 12:30 p.m. With a pie sale, including dozens of fruit varieties.
  • Oranges from Morgan Yard Sales in Damariscotta, 62 Bristol Road. A sale of collectibles and antiques 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in August, with proceeds going for addiction prevention and education in Lincoln County, in memory of Morgan Mayo.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Owl Pellet Program at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at 10 a.m. Kids ages 4 and up and families are invited to the free program, the last in this season’s Free Family Fridays series. After a short presentation about owls, guests will open an owl pellet to discover mammal bones hidden inside. No live owls will be there.
  • Y-Arts Presents “Scary School 2: The Musical Movie,” at Lincoln Theater, Damairscotta, at 7 p.m. $15 adults, $13 LT members, $5 under 19.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26:

  • “On-the-Spot Admit Day” at UMA Rockland, in Rockland Breakwater Building, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reps will help recent high school grads, new and transfer students, and returning students complete an application, take a placement test if needed, start the financial aid process, enroll in fall classes, and register for new student orientation. UMA’s fall semester starts September 3. One can also register ahead: uma.edu/onthespot.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults invited to join in). All materials provided. This month: “Let’s Draw August Memories!”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • “Star Wars Science!” at Rockland Public Library, 3:45 p.m. on the lawn. Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie host the free STEM workshop featuring four projects: painting the sidewalk with X-Wings, using origami to make a Millennium Falcon, rescuing Han Solo from “carbonite,” and blowing up the Death Star. Kids under 10 must be with an adult.

COMING UP:

  • Kids Club at Damariscotta Farmers Market, 3 Round Top Lane, Friday, August 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. With a nutrition lesson, food tasting, games, and a visit with farmers, at which they can ask questions and spend a $2 token on fruit, veggies, bread, cheese, yogurt, eggs, tea or pickles. Farmers and staff will stamp children’s “passports” as they complete each activity. No need to register.
  • Prenatal Yoga in Rockland, Tuesdays, September 3 to October 8, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 14 School Street. Open to women at any stage of pregnancy, by donation. Drop-ins are okay, but registration is encouraged: RocklandYoga.com or 594-1694.
  • Kites & Ice Cream for Kids at Beech Hill Preserve, in Rockport, on Saturday, September 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Each child who registers gets a free kite and a coupon for an ice cream (which will be on sale for grownups and for kids who don’t register): info@CoastalMountains.org.
  • Free Day of Outdoor Skills at Alford Lake in Hope, Saturday, September 7, for youth ages 10 to 15 (with a parent or guardian). Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, general outdoor skills, safety, survival and first aid are all on the menu. Lunch will be served, participants are asked to bring a potluck dessert. Knox County Fish and Game Association hosts, donations are welcome. Registration: Vic MacCallum at MainelyRetired@yahoo.com, 975-4447.

ONGOING:

  • Apprenticeshop Community Sailing, 655 Main Street, Rockland. Summer youth sailing runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Ask about sibling and multiweek discounts and financial aid: Apprenticeshop.org or 594-1800.
  • Free Nature Play Group in Alna, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. at Juniper Hill School, 180 Golden Ridge Road. For babies to age 3. For info, call 586-5711.
  • Born to Play! Parent-Child Class at Belfast Dance Studio, up to age 3, with caregiver, Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m. for non-walkers and 9:15-9:45 a.m. for walkers. $8. Drop-ins welcome.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays and every Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Old Brick School Community Center, behind Warren Baptist Church. Free clothes for kids. Clothing and monetary donations welcome. For info, call 273-2338.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for kids of any age. Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for babies to age 2. Story Time Fridays at 10 a.m. for ages 2-4. Siblings welcome. Camden Public Library: Story Hours at 10 a.m. – Mondays for preschoolers; Wednesdays for babies to age 2 and siblings; Thursdays for ages 4-5; Fridays for ages 2-3; Saturdays for preschoolers to early elementary. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Time on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lego Club on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. through September 3. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Searsmont Town Library: Lego Club on Fridays at 3 p.m. Under 12 with adult. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ukulele Group on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Thomaston Public Library: Family Story on Thursdays at 11 a.m. With crafts and snacks. Saturday Story and Activity Hour at 10 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Public Library: Arts and Crafts Club on Mondays at 6 p.m. Story Time Saturdays at 10 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

  • Introduction to Facebook, 10:30 a.m. at Rockland Public Library in its free monthly Tech Tools class. Librarian Jessie Blanchard will teach how to create an account, add pictures, find family and friends, and share information. Call to reserve and let the library know if you need to borrow a device: 594-0310.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

  • Waldoroboro Selectman Racing in Enduro at Wiscasset Speedway, where races start at 6 p.m. and conclude with the Enduro. Selectman Abden Simmons will be racing to raise funds for restoration of Waldo Theatre. Everyone is invited to make a pledge for each lap Simmons completes with his Ford Focus.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

  • Outdoor Service at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 9:30 a.m. First Congregational UCC holds the public service, with the theme “Wonder and Amazement,” which will be explored through poetry, Scripture, prayer and song. Feel free to bring an item for the “altar of amazement,” such as a shell or small painting. Precious items will be returned. There will be carpooling from the church at 55 Elm Street, Camden, at 9 a.m. Call 236-4821 for weather updates.
  • Summer Services at St. George Episcopal Chapel, Long Cove in Tenants Harbor, at 10 a.m. This week’s officiant is Archdeacon Mimsy Jones of Memphis, Tennessee, leading morning prayer.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27:

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28:

  • Brown Bag Lunch Talk on Flu and Other Outbreaks in Maine, noon at Camden Public Library. Rachel Keefe, a field epidemiologist at Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will give the program, sponsored by the Midcoast Medical Reserve Corps, which recruits Mainers to help reinforce public health and health care systems and to prepare local areas for disasters and emergencies.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29:

  • Blood Drive at Pen Bay Medical Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Physicians Building, Conference Room C, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. Sign up at RedCrossBlood.org or 800-733-2767.

COMING UP:

  • French Immersion Weekend at Blueberry Cove Camp, Tenants Harbor, September 27 to 29. “Le Francais au Bord de la Mer” will focus on French North America and its culture, music and food. Participants must be high schoolers or older and speak in French the entire weekend. Learn more at uma.edu.

ONGOING:

  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the closet in the lot on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • Old Coots Giving Advice at Liberty Library, 59 Main Street, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays all summer. Get a donut and some free advice.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Meetings for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Families, meet evenings in Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. Childcare available. RSVP required: 800-833-9786, sheila@affm.net.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland: Friends & Family Together Thursdays at 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery Wednesdays at 6 p.m. SMART Recovery Fridays at 6 p.m.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa), Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnestown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Prostate Cancer Networking and Support Group, second Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 617-756-4703, charhuschle@gmail.com.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, American Sign Language socials, second & fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Jesse Ellis hosts the voices-off gatherings that will teach participants the basics or help them build their skills.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaineDemocrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950, PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. 596-8977.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. 921-8880.