NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • “German POWs in Maine: From Foe to Friend,” 2 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Hank Lunn’s illustrated talk on what it was like to have captured German soldiers help with the potato harvest on his family’s Aroostook County farm in 1945.
  • Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Party on the Pier, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Contented Soul in New Harbor. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction packed with items like a float-plane ride, boating excursions and French wines. $40 dollar tix, at CoastalRivers.org, benefit Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust (the now merged Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association).
  • Lobster Management Zone Council Meeting, 6 p.m. in Rockport, at Camden Hills Regional High School. Maine’s Department of Marine Resources holds it before making a proposal to meet targets for protecting right whales.
  • “Where in the World Is John Worth?” 6 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry, 2 Church Street, Searsport. After retiring from a life of driving tugs, windjammers and other workboats, Worth took a retirement trip on the water. He’ll talk about traveling up the Hudson, Erie Canal and St. Lawrence, and down Chambly Canal, through Lake Champlain, and back onto the Hudson. $8 ($5 museum members).
  • Camden Shakespeare Festival Talk, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Director Stephen Legawiec will lead a discussion about Hamlet to put the play in context for those planning to attend the festival in July and August (which will also feature The Taming of the Shrew).
  • Grease at The Public Theatre, in Lewiston. Step back in time to Rydell High’s class of 1959, with its hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and gum-snapping Pink Ladies. Curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The musical runs next week from Tuesday to Sunday, June 25 to 30, at the same times. Tickets are $35, and the Tuesday, June 25, show will offer a wine tasting: ThePublicTheatre.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • 3rd Annual Over the Bay Soiree, to benefit Central Lincoln County YMCA. An evening of food, libations, music and dancing, and fireworks, hosted by Lurie and Paul Palino at their Sprague Point home in Nobleboro. $100 tickets can be bought at the Y, 525 Main Street in Damariscotta, or you can call 563-9622.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • ME Water Buffalo Co. Grand Reopening, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the herd, tour the farm, taste buffalo cheese, feed the goats and sheep, visit the pigs, and pat a water buffalo calf. Bring a picnic to eat on the lawn, if you wish. The farm’s at 232 Old County Road, Appleton.
  • Broad Bay Church Block Party and Concert, 941 Main Street, Waldoboro. The UCC celebrates its 35th anniversary with a free fete, from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, with music by the Rusty Hinges, food, and a bounce house and games for little and big kids. At 7 p.m., the Halcyon String Quartet plays “Music on the Medomak,” classical pieces and Danish folk tunes, paired with photos and art by midcoast artists. Admission is by donation.
  • Performance and Foraged Feast at Fiore Art Center, Jefferson, 4 p.m. Artist Susan Bickford and a group of movers, vocalists, musicians, writers, visual artists, foragers, an astrologer and a cook present “(stillness) 19,” featuring a slow walk across the land, lakeside performance and seasonal feast. Tix are $25 (extra with a copy of the “Foraged Feast” cookbook, heron-print flag, or rag print) at EventBrite.com or the door.
  • National Amateur Radio Field Day Set-up in Belfast, local ham radio operators invite everybody to check out the equipment they use to talk across town and around the world, without relying on cell towers or the internet, Saturday and Sunday, at Troy Howard Middle School. Learn more at wcara.org.
  • Murder for Two Musical Comedy at Theater at Monmouth, June 22 to August 16. Everyone is a suspect in the fast and funny whodunit. Tickets and showtimes: TheaterAtMonmouth.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Windjammer Days in Boothbay, now in its 57th year, runs this Sunday to next Saturday, June 29, and features Gathering of the Fleet, Antique Boat Parade, and a Crab Cake Cookoff. The full lineup is at BoothbayHarborWindjammerDays.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Talk on How Waldoboro Got Its German Flavor, 3 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Join Jean Lawrence to learn how merchant Samuel Waldo recruited 1,500 Germans to sail on the Lydia in the mid-1700s to the town they named Broad Bay.
  • Talk on Maple Grove Campground at Belfast Free Library, 7 p.m. Learn about the campground on the western shore of Cain’s Pond in Searsport, home to religious meetings from 1880 until 1928, when fire destroyed its boarding house, auditorium and 21 cottages that were never rebuilt. Ray Seamans gives the talk, sponsored by Belfast Historical Society. $5 admission.
  • Owls Head Lighthouse Open to the Public, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • “Midcoast Maine in World War II,” 1 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, Damariscotta. Homefront stories and photos of Mainers worrying about loved ones and taking rationing, civilian defense drills, and blackouts in stride are offered by Peggy Konitzky, author of “Midcoast Maine in World War II.”
  • Author of “Space Heart” at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 5:30 p.m. Linda Buckmaster will read from and talk about her memoir, a window on growing up on Florida’s Space Coast, her family, and her move to Maine.
  • “Trauma, Self-Identity, and Empathy: The Refugee Crisis in Maine,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Jan Anderson explores the philosophical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the crisis and talks about her novel, “The Eagle Flies at Night,” about how Portland reacts when the State Department settles refugees there.
  • Multimedia Adventure to Patagonia, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Mountaineer John Bragg uses pictures, music, narration and animation to describe his ascents of Torre Egger and Cerro Torre at the far tip of South America, and he also talks about “The Broom of God,” his thriller set in the remote reaches of Chile.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “All Hands on Deck” Party at The 1812 Farm, Bristol, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Carpenter’s Boat Shop offers appetizers and a cash bar, dinner, a talk by Boat Shop founder Robert Ives, and an auction led by John Bottero of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries of items like a week in County Cork, Ireland, and a character named by you in the next David Rosenfelt novel. $50 tix: CarpentersBoatShop.org.
  • “Krish Mohan: Comedian and Social Vigilante,” 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts, Portland. The “dangerously perceptive” comic tackles race, religion, war and immigration with quick wit and a quirky attitude. $5 advance; $10 door.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Talk on Weather and Tall Ships, 6 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Old Vestry Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport. Captain Daniel Parrott on weather phenomena and sailing tall ships, from a historical perspective and a personal one. He’s a professor of marine transportation at Maine Maritime Academy. $8 ($5 museum members).
  • “The Curious World of Seaweed: Where Science and Art Converge,” 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, Rockland. Artist Josie Iselin introduces pioneering women scientists, exploratory expeditions and stunning images of iconic kelps and seaweeds. Then Herring Gut Learning Center educators provide tools and supplies for seaweed pressing for attendees to experiment with. Attendance by donation.
  • Author of “Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions” in Belfast, at Left Bank Books, 109 Church Street, at 7 p.m. Briallen Hopper reads from her stories about self-reliance, unbreakable friendships, single life, and dealing with difficult roommates. She’s an English professor at Queens College. Save a seat: 338-9009 or LeftBank@myfairpoint.net.
  • “Civil War Reflections: Collecting 1860s Ephemera,” 7 p.m., Wessaweskeag Historical Society Museum, South Thomaston. Chuck Jacobs leads a show-and-tell of books and postal and paper collectibles and encourages attendees to bring their own Civil War ephemera. He is the author of “Bravest of the Brave,” a bio of the nation’s first Medal of Honor recipient. With a sale of historical military and maritime books, prior to South Thomaston Public Library’s Big Used Book Bonanza on Saturday, June 29.
  • “Prayer for the Great Mother: A Mythic Poem with Gongs and Masks,” video projection, original music and more by Federica Chapman, Jim Doble and Dagney Ernest on Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. at Pascal Hall, Rockport. $20 adults, $10 students: TheaterForTheEarth.org.
  • PortConMaine, June 27-30, Portland. Maine’s largest celebration of all things geek culture, from anime to gaming to cosplay. Details: PortConMaine.com.
  • Once Upon a Mattress at Watts Hall, Thomaston. A twist on the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” performed by the Watts Hall Players at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, and Saturday, June 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30. It’s put on again Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6. Tickets are $15 at the door, $13 at The Grasshopper Shop in Rockland, Athens Pizzeria in Thomaston, and OnceUpon.eventbrite.com.

COMING UP:

  • Penobscot Bay Lighthouse Cruise, Friday, June 28. Set out from Rockland Public Landing at 3:30 p.m. for a five-hour cruise past nine midcoast lights. $120 tix benefit American Lighthouse Foundation: LighthouseFoundation.org, 594-4174.
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine Party in Cushing, Saturday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road. The council celebrates its 60th anniversary with refreshments, children’s activities, live music by Old Grey Goose and tours of the Langlais homestead. RSVP: nrcm.org.
  • “Peter Paton’s Comedy, Variety and Music Show,” at Rockport Opera House, Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. Paton intros improv by The Cool Kids’ Table and music by Random Ideas playing pop-punk tunes, Anthony Marsh on acoustic guitar, and Vincent Gabriel of Blind Albert Blues Band going solo. $15 admission.
  • 4th Annual Open Farm Day in Somerville, Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five farms within 10 miles of each other invite visitors to explore the land, check out the growing gardens, see the animals, and sample farm products. Details and a downloadable map are at SomervilleFarmersNetwork.com.
  • Paula Poundstone Show at Strand Theatre, Rockland, Saturday, July 20, is SOLD OUT.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Cami and the Rogues in Camden, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Oliver’s Bistro, 115 Elm Street. The midcoasters play traditional country and oldies rock. Reservations: 236-6122.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Jam Session in Waldoboro, 6 p.m. at Medomak Arts Project, 13 Friendship Street, All musicians are invited to join the jam. Refreshments provided; beer and wine for sale.
  • Doug Maple with Igor the Cat, 6 to 8 p.m. at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village. Folk, blues and original tunes.
  • Bottomless Funk in Arts on the Hill, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites everyone to the free concert and serves refreshments at intermission.
  • Playin’ Possum at Rockville Chapel, 87 Old Rockland Street, Rockville, 7 p.m. The Hynd family plays rock, country, bluegrass and folk.
  • Novel Jazz at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. The musicians celebrate the release of their fourth CD, “Ellington & Strayhorn Novellas,” with an evening of classic jazz in the atrium, known for its acoustics. $15 adults; $14 seniors; $7 ages 12 to 18; free under 12.
  • “Music from the British Isles” with VoXX: Voice of Twenty, a cappella singers, performing music by Byrd, Britten and beyond, at 7:30 p.m. (with pre-concert talks at 7 p.m.) this Friday at Union Hall in Rockport and Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bangor. VoXX will also sing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at United Farmers Market in Belfast, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Old South Baptist Church in Cushing. The July concerts will also feature pre-concert talks. Admission is $15, cash or check.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Darlin’ Corey Kicks Off Music on the Railway Summer Series, offered by the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway fourth Saturdays, rain or shine, in June, July and August. Concert trains leave from Sheepscot Station in Alna at 5 p.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Parking and train fare are included in the ticket price of $20 for adults and $10 ages 4 to 12. The duo Darlin’ Corey – Matt Shipman and Erica Brown – offers original and traditional songs from Canada and Ireland and an Americana mix of bluegrass, old-time and folk.
  • David Mallett and His Band at Belfast’s Crosby Center, 7 to 9 p.m. The singer-songwriter with 17 albums to his name and songs that have been performed by Pete Seeger, Emmylou Harris and the Muppets brings his band to Belfast. Tix are $18 at EventBrite.com and $20 at the door ($15 for seniors at both).

SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Young Stars of Maine Prizewinners Concert at Rockport Opera House, at 4 p.m. Free performance by the young musicians who won $1,000 each in Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School’s annual contest. The winners are named at BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • Midcoast Music Academy’s Adult Students Give Recital, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. They sing and play jazz and rock. Free; $10 donation suggested. Learn more about the school at MidcoastMusicAcademy.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Diane Blue Band with Lisa Mann in Rockland, in Time Out Pub’s Monday Night Blues show from 7 to 10 p.m. Blue is the lead singer for Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters and also plays with her own band. Singer and bass player Mann has won two Blues Music Awards. $15.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Ukulelezaza Workshops in Hope, at Sweet Tree Arts, in the village. Remco Houtman-Janssen leads confident beginners from 11 a.m. to noon ($25) and experienced players from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ($35). Register at SweetTreeArts.org. There will be a concert that night at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery in Waldoboro.
  • An Intimate Evening of Music from Banares, India, at High Mountain Hall, in Camden, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sitarist Deobrat Mishra and tabla player Prashant Mishra perform. $22 tickets: 691-4914 or DeobratMishra.ticketspice.com/deobrat-mishra-in-concert. $25 at the door.
  • Gaelic Storm in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The Celtic juggernauts with two decades and 2,000 shows under their belts perform at the Opera House just in time for the 2019 Windjammer Days. $30 in advance at the box office, $35 online and at the door.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Katahdin Valley Boys in Bucksport, 5:30 to 7 p.m. The bluegrass and gospel band plays at the waterfront gazebo on the town dock during Bucksport’s Wednesdays on Main summer series. $10 donation suggested. BucksportWOM.com has details.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • The Kruger Brothers at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The trio infuses classical into American folk. $25 in advance at the box office, $30 online and at the door.

COMING UP:

  • Igor the Cat in Rockand, Friday, June 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rock City Cafe. Accordion, banjo, folk.
  • Jerry Douglas and Earls of Leicester, at Boothbay Harbor Opera House on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. Grammy-winner and Dobro guitar master Douglas and his band pay tribute to bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. $35 in advance at the box office, $40 online and at the door.

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.

FILM

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • National Theatre Live Encore: All About Eve, the play filmed at the West End in London, and starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, is shown at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, and Strand Theatre, Rockland. The Lincoln also offers a 2 p.m. screening.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 — THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Men in Black: International,” The Secret Life of Pets 2,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Biggest Little Farm.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Non-Fiction.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Non-Fiction.”

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • “Moby Dick,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. June’s John Huston films continue with Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab hunting the white whale that took his leg.
  • “The Band’s Visit,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. The “June Jumble” wraps up with a comedy about the eight men of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra who are invited to an Arab cultural center, but end up somehow in the middle of the Negev Desert in Israel. No film on June 28.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

  • “Mop Cap: An Alopecia Story,” 5:15 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, Belfast. The documentary shows Ann Hedly’s experience with alopecia, which causes hair loss and baldness, and explores themes of femininity, beauty, personal loss and transformation. After the film, there will be a discussion with Hedly and director Nicolle Littrell. $10.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation,” 7 p.m. in the CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House. The documentary about the August 1969 music festival on a dairy farm in upstate New York that attracted half a million people. $10.
  • Met Live in HD Encore: Puccini’s La Boheme, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. With Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging and a winning young cast including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers. $15 adults; $13 members; $5 under 19.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • “Bisbee ’17,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. The 2018 documentary follows members of the close-knit community in Bisbee, Arizona, a former mining town, as they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were violently taken from their homes by a deputized forced, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die.
  • Midcoast Cinema Lounge at Colonial Theatre, Belfast, 7 p.m. Shorts by Maine filmmakers Rob Nixon, Josh Outerbridge and Eric Mufford, with discussions to follow. Hosted by Kathy Lee and Michael Urchin. $7 donation.
  • National Theatre Live: Small Island, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize–winning novel comes to life on the London stage with three interwoven stories that journey from Jamaica to England during WW II. $15 adults; $13 members; $5 under 19.

COMING UP:

  • “E-Motion,” Sunday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at Camden Whole Health, 91 Elm Street, Camden. Free screening of the feature-length documentary about how trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences are the source of everything that ails us.

ARTS

  • Call for “Night and Day” Show at River Arts, Damariscotta. Portland Press Herald art writer Bob Keyes will be the juror. Submit by 4 p.m. July 6. Entry forms and rules are at RiverArtsME.org.
  • Crafters and Artists Sought for RiverFest, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Newcastle, on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rentals are $50; sellers keep all proceeds. To reserve: 563-3533 or stasnew@tidewater.net.
  • “Fins, Feathers & Fur: Maine Coastal Wildlife Juried Art Show,” juried by Rockland artist Kim Barnard. Drop off entries at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, Rockland, on Friday, July 26, or Saturday, July 27. Bernard makes selections on July 27. Details are at MaineCoastalIslands.org.
  • Artists and Crafters Sought for Union Founders Day, Saturday, July 20. Rent a $10 table at Masonic Hall, on Sennebec Road (785-5114), or set up a 10-by-12-foot booth on Union Common for free. Union Historical Society invites people to show their quilts at People’s United Methodist Church on Depot Street: call 814-441-3068 or email rpb14@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Block Printing Workshops in Waldoboro, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, through June 27, Winterberry Studio, 45 Storer Mountain Road. FMI: holly@hollyberrydesign.com.
  • Reception for “RECYCLED: From the Waste Bin to the Wall,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Appleton Library. The show features works by Kathryn Adamsky, David Allen, Peter Conant, Eric Darling, Gene DiLorenzo, Jackie Dunham, Elisabeth Goodridge, Claire Horne, Vera Morrison, Abbie Read, Owen Shugard, and Lisa Mossel Vietze.
  • Reception for “Frolic” Invitational Show at Page Gallery, 23 Bay View Street, Camden, 5 to 7 p.m. Paintings by Colin Page, David Graeme Baker, Gideon Bok, Drew Ernst, Jessica Lee Ives, Peggi Kroll Roberts; photos by Sal Taylor Kydd; wood engravings by Siri Beckman; and sculptures by James Wolfe. It runs through July 22.
  • Reception for Dual Show at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, from 5 to 7 p.m. Photos by Sara Holbrook, a summer resident of St. George, and paintings by Will Kefauver of Damariscotta. Their work hangs through June 28.
  • “Painting BIG!” at Rockland’s Art Loft, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kim Nicoll invites everyone to paint big and paint barefoot to explore and expand creative energy with full body movement and wonder. Wear something that can get messy with paint. $20 drop-in fee; free for members.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Finch Gallery Season Opener, 16 Main Street, Belfast, 5 to 7 p.m. New oil paintings by Jerri Finch, prints and cards, jewelry, and sculpture by Jay Hoagland.
  • Reception to Open “Boundaries” at Stable Gallery, 28 Water Street, Damariscotta, 5 to 7 p.m. The group show features paintings, silver jewelry, three-dimensional objects, and glass, metal and fabric items.
  • “Driftwood Jewelry Making” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 6 to 8 p.m. Hilary Mank leads the class that you’ll leave with several pieces made from driftwood, natural materials and beads the colors of the ocean. $20 drop-in fee; free for members.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • “Nautical – Watercolor Workshop” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take on waterlines, hulls and boat shapes in the class for all levels led by Mary Ann Heinzen. $35.
  • Artist Martha LaMarche at River Arts, Damariscotta, from 2 to 4 p.m. The artist who uses oils, acrylics and mica will be on hand to talk about her work over refreshments.
  • Early Summer Art Opening at New Era Gallery, 60 Main Street, Vinalhaven. With an artist’s talk at 4:30 p.m. and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Details are at NewEraGallery.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

  • 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. June’s themes include birds, berries and blossoms and this week’s class takes on bluebirds and roses.
  • Weeklong Field Sketching Workshop in Rockland, at Farnsworth Art Museum’s Gamble Education Center, from Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sherrie York covers basic drawing and observational skills and techniques in the class for gardeners, journalers, artists and scientists. Participants of all abilities are welcome. $195 ($165 museum members).

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Free Nature-Writing Workshops, at Midcoast Conservancy, 25 Friendship Road, Waldoboro, on six Tuesdays, starting June 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Melissa Barbour leads the classes on creative journaling, online production and more. Take as many classes as you want; class size is limited so register early: 389-5150, MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • Village Scribe Six-Week Writing Workshops, led by Teresa Piccari, in Camden. “Memoir” starts Tuesday, June 25, and Creative Writing starts Thursday, June 27. They run from 10 a.m. to noon. For info, call 975-7075.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “Color Explorations” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn how to use primary colors to mix beautiful grays, greens, red and blues in the class led by Anne Hebebrand. When you leave, you’ll be comfortable with how to create your own personal color palette. $35.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Plein Air Painting and Drawing Workshop at Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own materials, lunch and a hat to the session led by artist Jennifer Linskey. $25 ($20 Historic New England members). Register at HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • “Driftwood Jewelry Making” at Rockland’s Art Loft, from 1 to 3 p.m., led by Hilary Mank. $20 drop-in fee; free for members. The same day, “Under the Sea Gouache Workshop,” 6 to 8 p.m. Kim Nicoll introduces the versatile medium that can be rewet and reworked and that allows for layering to create brilliant depth of color. You’ll leave with an “Under the Sea” artwork. $35.
  • “Making Your Mark!” Party at Maine State Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Head to the 1920s, with a nod to the museum’s current show “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote.” Actress Birdie Newman Katz performs songs of the era, a slide show celebrates “New Woman,” and hors d’oeuvres, wine and punch are served next to a silent auction. $60 tix: bit.ly/FMSM-627 or 287-2304.
  • Wiscasset Art Walk Season Opens, from 5 to 8 p.m. Look for streamers at galleries, shops, restaurants and other businesses, where you can grab a map. Also Thursday, a farmers market on the pier opens at 3 p.m.; Treats hosts a wine tasting from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; and Nickels-Sortwell House will offer free tours.

COMING UP:

  • “Poetry of Alarm & Remedy” in Belfast, Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in the Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts. {elbow room} presents poetry and performance by Karin Spitfire, Barbaria Maria, Kathryn Robyn and Meredith Bruskin, followed by a discussion, with content not suitable for teens. Admission by donation.
  • Coming Up at Rockland’s Art Loft, on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, “Painting BIG!” with Kim Nicoll and on Sunday, June 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. “Paint Night – Koi,” led by Justin Kinney.
  • Shadowbox Workshop at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Make a maritime shadowbox inspired by the ones in the PMM collection. All materials are supplied, and feel free to bring your own. All ages; under 8 with an adult helper. $20 per person; $5 PMM members.
  • Open House at Merry Barn, the dance hall cum literacy hub at 417 River Road in Edgecomb, on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more at MerryBarn.com.
  • The Art Party 2019 at CMCA, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, on Friday, June 28, 6 to 9 p.m. Cocktails, food by Trillium Caterers, an oyster bar, a silent auction, and opening of three exhibits: “Ann Craven: Birds We Know,” features paintings of birds, moons and trees. Craven’s work is in collections at MoMA, the Whitney, and others; “Dan Mills: Human Topographies,” features overpainted maps of colonization and current conflicts; and “Tectonic Industries: Dreams Can Come True,” an interactive installation that asks visitors questions and invites them to make art. It’s a collaboration between Danish artist Lars Boye Jeriach and British artist Helen Stringfellow. Tickets are $250 ($225 CMCA members) and include admission to the after-party at nearby Yellow Barn, 9 p.m. to midnight, with DJ Owen Cartwright on the decks.

EXHIBITS:

  • Belfast Museum, Belfast. “The Anniversary of Belfast Artist Percy A. Sanborn’s Birth” and “The Jennie Flood Kreger – Celebrating 100 Years,” to October 20.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things,” to October 28 and “Phyllis Mills Wyeth: A Celebration,” to September 8. “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. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25, 2020.
  • 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 Acquisitioins at the Portland Museum of Art,” to October 20.

ONGOING:

  • 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

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Forest Bathing Walk in Trevett, at Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Porter Preserve, from 10 to 11 a.m. A leisurely walk of less than a mile will be led by Certified Forest Therapy Guide Tracey Hall. Free, but you must register: THall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.
  • Tennis for Fun in Belfast, is offered to special-needs kids and adults who want to train for the Special Olympics, 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays through September at Belfast City Park. The program is run by volunteers. Details: TennisForFun.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Paces for PAWS 5K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk, 8:30 a.m. on the Belfast Rail Trail. The dog-friendly event is the second in a series of six by Run Belfast 2019. Details: RunBelfast.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Rockport Public Library 5K Run/Walk, starting at Rockport Opera House and ending at Rockport Harbor Marine Park. $20 to enter by June 21 at RunSignUp.com, and $25 on race day.

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Learn How to Protect the Skin You’re In, noon to 1 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Get information on how to stay safe under the sun from IMPACT Melanoma. You must register: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Trail Mixer at Gregory Hiking Trail, 2 Sawyer’s Island Road, Boothbay, from 10 to 11 a.m. Mixers are easy walks of a mile or two over moderate terrain that let hikers get to know the preserves of Boothbay Region Land Trust. No need to register – just meet at the trailhead.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “SUP for Beginners” in Camden, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shirt Tail Point, Meguniticook River, Route 105. Join Maine Sport Outfitters to learn basic stand-up paddleboard skills, including basic strokes and how to get on and off the board. Kids 10-plus are welcome but must be with an adult. The $20 fee includes gear; family discounts available upon request. Sign-up: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “A Bird’s Eye View” of Midcoast Conservancy, 6 p.m. at 25 Friendship Street, Waldoboro. Waldoboro Business Association invites everyone to the program by Janet McMahon, who brings along an aerial view of the conservancy’s service area including watersheds of the Medomak and Sheepscot rivers and Damariscotta Lake. Maps of the trails, conserved lands and protected waters will be on display, and members of Midcoast Conservancy will be there to describe its programs and events.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Wildflower Walk at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Botanist and Boothbay Region Land Trust board member Lauren Stockwell leads the easy walk and points out common wildflowers. Registration is required: call 633-4818 or email THall@bbrlt.org.
  • Tick Talk at Jefferson Public Library, 6 p.m. Paula Jackson Jones, a survivor of late-stage neurological Lyme disease, gives the talk on how to prevent Lyme and tick-borne disease and what to do if you are bitten by a tick.
  • North Parish Cemetery Tour in St. George, 6 p.m. St. George Historical Society will meet at Wiley’s Corner Baptist Church, 15 Snows Point Road in St. George, for the tour led by Jim Skoglund. All are welcome.

COMING UP:

  • Morey Hill Cemetery Cleanup, Saturday, June 29, at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to head to the cemetery on Morey Hill Road, a mile from Alford Lake Road. Hope’s oldest cemetery needs people to remove brush, cut overgrowth, and rake leaves. Bring lunch, water bottle, garden carts, trash cans, rakes, saws, loppers and weed whackers. For info: sexton@HopeMaine.org or 975-0156.
  • Healthy Kids Annual Strawberry Shuffle 5K Run and Fitness Walk, Saturday, July 6, at Great Salt Bay School, 559 Main Street, Damariscotta. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race is at 8:30 a.m. With categories for every age and shortcake at the finish line. 5K registration is $27 at running4free.com by 10 a.m. July 5 and $35 on race day. The fitness walk is $17 online and $25 on race day. Proceeds benefit child abuse prevention.

HOME & GARDEN

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Belfast Garden Club’s Annual Open Garden Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. See mountain views, woodland and rock gardens, perennial borders, and a pond tucked into acres of pasture at the home of Janice Anthony and David Greeley, 291 Hatch Road in Jackson. A pasture walk will be offered at 1 p.m. $5 admission. FMI: BelfastGardenClub.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Rose Day at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, noon. Gardener Susan Shaw will talk about choosing and growing roses in Maine and answer questions from budding and experienced gardeners. $5 admission; free for members.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Korean Natural Farming Workshop in Rockport, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street. Aaron Englander, the preserve’s farm program manager, demonstrates the method that encourages self-sustaining, closed-loop systems. Wear work clothes and bring a pen and paper, water, a snack and work gloves. Registration: JAlbury@mcht.org, 236-2739.
  • Third Season of Gather & Grow Tours Opens, free programs offered by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. “Learn About a Homestead As It Grows” at 6 p.m. at Steve Rodrigue’s homestead, 20 Hunt Road, Windsor, is first up. For the full series of tours this summer, head to mofga.org.

COMING UP:

  • Series for Lakeside Homeowners, offered by Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. “Love Our Lakes” sessions run 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays. Coming up, on June 28: Septic System Care and Maintenance, and a Bit About Soils, Kermit Nickerson School, Swanville; July 12: Keeping Up Those Camp Roads, North Searsport United Methodist Church; July 26: Best Homeowner Practices to be LakeSmart, and Intro to LoonSmart, North Searsport United Methodist Church and at Swan Lake. Details: WaldoCountySoilAndWater.org.
  • Four-Day Timber Framing Course, Friday to Monday, July 5 to 8, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Eight students will complete a timber frame, taking part in every step, from harvesting trees to banging in the last nail. $500 ($450 for Midcoast Conservancy and MOFGA members). Learn more at MidcoastConservancy.org.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Full Plates Full Potential Benefit at Whitehall Inn, 52 High Street, Camden, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With hors d’oeuvres from Rockland’s Cafe Miranda and a cash bar. Tickets are $45 at CafeMiranda.com or the door. Full Plates Full Potential, based in Portland, is working to end child hunger in Maine.
  • “Thai to Go,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Explore the textures and flavors of Thai cuisine, and its quick cooking times and easy prep, which make it ideal for pack-and-go meals. $10. Register by calling 921-3950 or go to JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Communi-Tea at Thomaston Public Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the first day of summer with a cup of tea and some sweets and savories. Bring a personal-care item for the food pantry.
  • Public Supper in Curtis Hall at First Congregational Church of Searsport, 5 p.m. The Women’s Fellowship serves ham, salad and homemade pies for $9.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Public Supper at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland, 5 p.m. Beans, casseroles and homemade pies in exchange for a donation to Area Interfaith Outreach.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • “Living in Rome: Duties, Distractions and Delights,” 5:30 to 8 .m. at Penobscot Language School, Rockland. Sara Boi, a lifetime Rome resident, gives a talk in English. Then dinner is served, with a table for those who wish to converse in Italian. The menu will include focaccia, crespelli pasta with or without sweet Italian sausage, zucchini with herbed bread crumbs, and a crostada of creme and fresh strawberries. $35. RSVP: 230-0055.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Organic Cider Vinegar Talk and Tasting, 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Bob Sewall and Mia Mantello explain how vinegar is made and discuss its many uses. Their organic apple cider vinegar was voted Best of Maine by Down East magazine in 2008.

COMING UP:

  • Public Breakfasts for Campers, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fridays, June 28 to August 30, at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street, South Thomaston. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, homefries, juice and coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10.
  • Benefit Spaghetti Supper and Pie Sale for Ken Fowler, Friday, June 28, 4:30 p.m. at Union Masonic Center, 149 Sennebec Road, Union.
  • Rockport Harbor Festival Barbecue at Simonton Corner Community Hall, 336 Main Street, Rockport, on Sunday, June 30, from 4 to 9 p.m.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, rain or shine. 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 Central Lincoln County 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 June 21 music will be by DW Gill.

FAIRS & SALES

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Craft Fair at Owls Head Community Building, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Works by local artisans.

COMING UP:

  • “Taste of Summer Sale” at South Thomaston Library Flea Market, Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to noon. Baked goods, preserves, soups, salsas, sauces and other homemade treats, as well as fresh roasted Owls Head coffee. Proceeds benefit Rockland District Nursing Association.
  • Sale at Washington Fire Department, Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tools, furniture, books and more will be sold to raise money for Gibbs Library. To donate, call 201-845-2663.
  • “Whale of a Sale” in Waldoboro, Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Mill Street. Silent auction, bake sale, plants, jewelry boutique, crafts, books, puzzles and more. Proceeds go to Waldoboro Woman’s Club for scholarships awarded to local high school seniors. FMI: 273-3082.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • “Rising Sun(flowers)” at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to plant sunflowers in the library’s garden and take one home, too.
  • Teen Movie Matinee at Belfast Free Library, 3:30 p.m. Free popcorn and a screening of “Five Feet Apart” (PG-13). Free and open to the public.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Northern Stars Planetarium at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. John Meader brings along his inflatable planetarium and presents a program called “Galaxies.” Kids under 6 must be with an adult; no latecomers.
  • Family Solstice Celebration on Sears Island, 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the island, at the end of Sears Island Road, off Route 1, east of Searsport village. Live fiddle music, solstice readings and a sun-themed procession. All are invited to wear festive garb. Bring food or buy burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs from Searsport Lions Club and ice cream from Stone Fox Farm Creamery. No grills or pets on the island. Bring blankets or lawn chairs as there are no picnic tables. The event is free; a donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is suggested to support Friends of Sears Island’s education and conservation efforts. Facebook will have weather updates.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Pirate Rendezvous on Main Street in Damariscotta, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities and games, a bounce house, popcorn, and an 11 a.m. parade to launch the Pirate Kids Costume Contest at Schooner Landing. It benefits Blessings in a Backpack at Jefferson Village School. To volunteer or sponsor: 242-9300.
  • Rockland Public Library Summer Reading Program, opens with sign-up all day in the Children’s Room. This summer’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and the program for all ages runs through August 10. A presentation for kids in grades three to six, “The Wonderful Sky,” will start at 11 a.m.
  • Family Day at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland. The museum will charge $1 admission per person to mark its 20th anniversary. Activities will include giant bubbles, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, outdoor games and the museum’s interactive fish tanks, general playstore, vet clinic, boat, climbing wall, puppets, costumes and more.
  • “Knot Your Ordinary Weekend” at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn how knots are used in maritime Maine. Demos, vendors and hands-on fun. Museum admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors and college students; $10 ages 8-16; $40 families; free under 7, PMM members Searsport/StocktonSprings residents, active-duty military families.

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Sprouts Camp at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, with weekly sessions starting Mondays, to the week of August 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Outdoor fun, arts and crafts, field trips, participation in the FARMS at the Y kitchen and garden for kids in pre-K and kindergarten. $225 ($185 for family-level members; $195 members) per week.
  • “40 Days of Summer” at Thomaston Public Library, now in its sixth year, runs Mondays to Fridays, June 24 to August 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free program, open to all kids who have completed kindergarten, offers lunch and snacks, plus indoor and outdoor games, reading, arts and crafts, visits by Chewonki, and lots more. Kids can attend as many days as they want. Registration isn’t required, but it speeds up check-in on the first day a child attends: thomaston.lib.me.us.
  • “Summer with the Past” Sessions, for kids ages 7 to 11, offered by Lincoln County Historical Association. The first weeklong session, at Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta, runs Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28. The second session will be at the 1811 Old Jail and Museum in Wiscasset, Monday to Friday, August 5 to 9. Details are at LincolnCountyHistory.org.
  • Vacation Bible School at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church, Rockland, Monday to Friday, June 24 to 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration: 594-5093, LittlefieldBaptistChurch@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • 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 month: “Let’s Draw Jubilant June!” with a focus on birds, berries and flowers.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “Tide Pools” at Bremen Library, 10:30 a.m. Chewonki’s Traveling Natural History Program brings along the display that lets kids dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem, complete with ocean species. The program is free and for all ages.
  • “Junior Adventurers: Fish” at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. An 11 a.m. story time reading of “The Rainbow Fish,” fish craft and visit to the “Gone Fishing” exhibit. Included with admission.
  • Rockland Public Library Hosts STEM Workshop: “Stomp Rockets,” 3:45 p.m. Librarians Katie Drago and Jessie Blanchard will teach kids about force and compressed air while they build their own stomp rockets and test them on a homemade launcher. For ages 7-plus; kids under 10 must be with an adult.
  • Teen DIY Lip Balm and Bug Spray Program at Belfast Free Library, 6 p.m. Teens are invited to use all-natural ingredients to make balm and bug spray in the free public program.
  • Vose Library in Union Kicks Off Summer Reading Program, and invites participants and their families to stop by from 6 to 7 p.m. to sign up, set goals, browse the prizes (including bicycles) and enjoy a slice of pizza. Kids can also sign up for July programs packed with science fun, experimenting with everything from stargazing to seaweed.

COMING UP:

  • The Jungle Book at Theater at Monmouth, June 29 to August 15, with 1 p.m. shows weekdays and Saturdays. Follow rambunctious human Mowgli and his adopted jungle family in adventures based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling. Details: TheaterAtMonmouth.org.
  • Deadline for Animation Workshop at Appleton Library, is Saturday, June 29, for the free workshop to be held the week of July 15. There is a refundable $25 registration fee. Register at AppletonLibraryME.org.

ONGOING:

  • 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: 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, 4:15 to5 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 Saturdays at 10 a.m.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JUNE 20:

  • Woodlands Senior Living to Honor Law Enforcement, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodlands Memory Care of Rockland, 201 Camden Street in Rockland, with a free barbecue, live music and giveaways. All law enforcement and first responders, including police, firefighters and EMTs, and their families are invited. To-go boxes will be available for on-duty personnel.
  • Solstice Yoga & Singing Bowls, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street, Rockland. Celebrate the longest day of the year with gentle yoga, meditation and relaxation, all to the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls. Open to the public by donation.
  • Lincoln County Democrats to Meet, 6:30 p.m., Community Room of Newcastle Fire Station, 86 River Road. Updates from Laura Fortman of Nobleboro, commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor, and Thomas Abello of Edgecomb, Gov. Janet Mills’ senior policy advisor for natural resources and transportation.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21:

  • 6th Annual Maine Conference for Jewish Life, at Thomas College and in downtown Waterville from Friday to Sunday. It is the largest gathering in Maine devoted to Jewish learning, music, food, culture and community and features dozens of speakers and events. Learn more at colby.edu/jewishlife/.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22:

  • 67th Annual Alumni Banquet of Appleton Alumni Association, at Appleton Village School, Route 131. The party starts at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be made and served by Medomak Valley Grange at 6 p.m. Roast chicken, baked ham, baked potatoes, sliced carrots, tossed salad, rolls, strawberry shortcake and beverages will be on the menu. Members of the Class of 2019 will be the guests of honor and receive their dinner free of charge. To reserve, send a check for $10 for dinner and $5 for dues to Dawn MacLeod, 175 Back Belmont Road, Belfast, ME 04915, or call her at 338-2034.
  • Volunteers Needed for Midcoast Recovery Coalition Spring Cleaning, at Friends House in Rockland, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To help out, email Denise@MidcoastRecovery.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

  • “Lose It with the Y” Summer Challenge Orientation, 5 p.m. at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta. Orientation includes the first weigh-in and group workout. The program runs for eight weeks. Details: clcYMCA.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Paula Jackson Jones, president of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education Program. 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.
  • Belfast Area Chamber Networking Night at Stockton Harbor Yacht Club, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy views of Penobscot Bay, food, drink and door prizes at the BAY PRO fourth Tuesday networking event.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Frances Perkins Center to Honor Steven Hufnagel, 4 p.m. at the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark, Newcastle. Hufnagel, executive director of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, is honored. The ceremony will include tours of the property and light refreshments. The event is free, but you must register: call 563-3374 or email info@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org.
  • Midcoast Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, meets at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Community Development Listening Forum, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Rockland City Council Chambers, 270 Pleasant Street. Members of the public are invited to tell how they think MaineHousing and Department of Economic and Community Development are doing and how they can improve.
  • Midcoast Singles Mixer, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oysterhead Lounge in the Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street in Newcastle. Singles 21-plus are invited. The last few mixers have been attended by dozens of men and women from their 20s to their 80s. Free admission; cash bar.

COMING UP:

  • Free Workshop on How to Have a Productive, Respectful Conversation, Sunday, June 30, 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Dr. Tora Johnson teaches how to use dignity as a guiding principle when resolving conflicts and engaging diverse people in productive discussions. Waldo County: A Climate to Thrive hosts the talk, and describes its own work at 2:30 p.m. for those wanting to learn more.
  • 15th Annual Parkinson’s Support Group Barbecue, Tuesday, July 2, noon to 2 p.m. at Quarry Hill’s Anderson Inn, Camden. Get hamburgers, hot dogs and the use of an outdoor gas grill for $5. Bring a dish for the potluck meal. Register by June 27: CKWalters66@gmail.com, 596-3978.

ONGOING:

  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Open to all.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. 594-0429 x702.
  • 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.