RESOURCES

  • Maine.gov and CDC.gov offer state and federal COVID-19 updates and info. Local resources include: Tinyurl.com/rockland-resources, with info and links to resources in Rockland and beyond; OurTownBelfast.org has updates on re-opening businesses; knox-hub-knoxme.hub.arcgis.com offers Knox County resources including food services, public Wi-Fi locations, and a list of open and still-closed businesses; sassmm.org, the website for Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine, offers online HelpRooms for those impacted by sexual violence. You can call or text the 24/7 Helpline: 800-871-7741.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Maine Farmland Trust Launches Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt, and challenges farm and food enthusiasts and families to take the self-guided hunt and complete a range of tasks – from visiting farm stands and farmers markets, to packing a picnic with local foods, making a bouquet with Maine flowers, or finding a cornfield. For an official scavenger hunt passport, go to mainefarmlandtrust.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 7:

  • “Maine’s Wide World of Seaweed,” Herring Gut Learning Center kicks off its Summer Adult Community Learning Series, with new programs Tuesday and again on Thursday at 10 a.m. This one looks (up close) at seaweed and why the midcoast can’t do without it. Participants (ages 16+) will make seaweed pressings. $25. Coming on July 14 and 16, “Living in a Maine Watershed.” $20. Bring a face mask and water bottle and be ready to spend most of each program outdoors. Registration: herringgut.org, 372-8677.
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum Web Series “Shifting History” 2 p.m. The multipart mockumentary continues, with a millennial’s quest to care about America’s most influential car — the Model T. Free access through OHTM’s YouTube channel. Also on YouTube, an 11:30 a.m. livestream with a new special guest each week to get everyone in the Model T mood.
  • Walking Tours at Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport, on the half hour Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The standard tour tells the story of Searsport and Penobscot Bay. $20 per household. Call or email the day before your tour.
  • “Resilience: One Family’s Story of Hope and Triumph Over Evil,” 6 p.m. on Zoom. Camden Public Library hosts Dr. Judy Stone, the daughter of Hungarian survivors of Auschwitz and Dachau, for a talk about her new book “Resilience,” the story of her family’s strength during some of the most horrific events of the 20th century. For a link, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8:

  • Moxie Wing of Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage in Union, now open Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., through August 29. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 16 and for seniors 65 and over. Visitors must wear masks.

THURSDAY, JULY 9:

  • Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum in Port Clyde, open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Masks required; they will be available for $1. The tower is closed.
  • “The Uninvited Goddess: Awakening to a New Era,” 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Rockland Public Library hosts Judith Carpenter, discussing her book of stories about struggle and awakenings. She’ll explain her concept of the “uninvited goddess” and what it might mean for our times. Carpenter is an Episcopal priest who lives in Rockland. For a link, email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 10:

  • Free Historic Walking Tours in Downtown Camden, Fridays at 4 p.m., through September 11. Tours start outside the library on Atlantic Avenue and end at the village green. Face masks required. Call 236-3440 to book a spot.
  • “Maine’s Changing Lobster Fishery: Some Direct and Indirect Impacts of Climate Change,” a 10:30 a.m. webinar hosted by University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Marine ecologist Robert Steneck talks about challenges for the fishery: the economic impact of COVID-19, international trade problems, concerns about the northern right whale, bait shortages and the less conspicuous concern relating to the warming Gulf of Maine. Steneck’s seminar kicks off the DMC’s three-part summer science series. Visit dmc.umaine.edu for information on upcoming speakers.

SUNDAY, JULY 12:

  • “Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine,” at Stockton Springs Community Library at 4 p.m. Mac Smith will talk about his newly published book in the free program. The Stockton Springs native lives in Sandy Point and is a former reporter for the Bar Harbor Times. His first book, “Mainers on the Titanic,” is available to borrow at the library. Reservations (and face coverings) are required: 567-4147.

COMING UP:

  • “Bicentennial Series: Whaling in Maine,” Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Camden Public Library hosts author and historian Charles H. Lagerbom for an online presentation that will reveal why Maine should rightly take its place alongside its more-well-known New England whaling neighbors. For a Zoom link, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JULY 9:

  • Bay Chamber Concerts Offering Mini-Concerts, on its YouTube channel, Thursdays to August 13, at 7:30 p.m. And on Thursday, August 6, its Masterworks series will feature the Jupiter String Quartet performing the world premiere of a piece commissioned by Bay Chamber Concerts to mark its 60th anniversary. The quartet will also play Beethoven’s monumental String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132.

SATURDAY, JULY 11:

  • North Atlantic Blues Festival Teams Up with Maine’s Kiss FM, to broadcast music by the performers who normally would have been playing at the seaside fest, at 11 a.m. this Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the blues fest, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com. For information about the radio station, visit the Kiss FM Maine Facebook page.

FILM

THURSDAY, JULY 9:

  • Drive-In Movies at Owls Head Transportation Museum, in partnership with Strand Theatre of Rockland, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July, starting with sci-fi thriller “Super 8.” $20 per car includes a bag of popcorn to enjoy during the show. Tickets can be purchased on the Strand Theatre website or by calling 594-0070 between 2 and 4 p.m. on show day.

COMING UP:

  • “Films at the Farm,” at Topsl Farm, 365 Bremen Road, Waldoboro. Outdoor, picnic-blanket screenings of “Napoleon Dynamite” on July 30 and 31, and “Hidden Figures” on August 6 and 7, as a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter. Tickets are online, pay-what-you-wish donation: waldotheatre.org/pages/events.

ARTS

  • “Travels with Neal” at Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, in July. Penny Linn’s photos can be seen during library open hours. The photos are the result of Linn’s journeys overseas with Neal Parent’s photography tours. She is a Belfast resident.

TUESDAY, JULY 7:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in Rockland, open daily for limited visitation (15 at a time; masks required).
  • Authors of Color Book Lovers Discussion, 6:30 p.m. Carver Memorial Library in Searsport hosts the Zoom discussion highlighting authors of color. Share your great reads and discover new ones for your list. For a Zoom link and password, head to carverlibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8:

  • Online Creative Art & Journaling with Camden Public Library, 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the group for a different project every Wednesday through July. For project ideas and a link to the Zoom meetings, email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 9:

  • Poured Marbled Paintings with Artist Jon Byrer, 6 to 7 p.m. Camden Public Library hosts its July Artist-of-the-Month, Byrer, for an online presentation exploring his impressionistic painting style. Byrer calls his method “poured marbled painting.” The program will be on Zoom. For a link to attend, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 12:

  • Palermo Community Library Annual Meeting, on Facebook live at 2 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 13:

  • Maine Mondays on Facebook Live, on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday. Julia will read selections from books about Maine’s history. Recordings are available to watch afterward in the Video section of the Facebook page.

TUESDAY, JULY 14:

  • Tuesday Book Club in Camden Amphitheatre, 1 to 3 p.m. The group will be discussing “Home Fire” by Kamila Shamsie this month, with masks and social distancing, weather permitting. Bring your own lawn chair. Contact jpierce@librarycamden.org for info.
  • Pandemic Purling! Group Meeting on Zoom, 4 to 5 p.m. Camden Public Library’s virtual knitting group invites everyone to bring their own project or try something new. Loraine Murray leads the online knitting circle second Tuesdays. Email lmurray@librarycamden.org for a link to the meeting.

HOME & GARDEN

TUESDAY, JULY 7:

  • Quick-Pack Cucumber Pickles on the Menu, in UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Preserving the Harvest webinar series, at 2 p.m. Other topics for July include fermented cucumber pickles, canning and freezing green beans, and freezing Maine seafood. Registration is required; a $5 donation per session is optional. Register to attend the session or get a link to the webinar recording: extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/food-preservation-webinar-series/.
  • Talk by Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture/Pig & Leaf Farm, in Tennessee, on feeding hogs and sheep from pollarded and coppiced trees, on Zoom. For a link and the start time: theweeklyapothecary@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8:

  • “What Trees Grow Where?” Field Trip, 9 a.m. to noon at 3 Streams Farm properties in Belfast, Lincolnville and Belmont, led by Dave Roque, state soil scientist. Also this Wednesday, “Red Oak Shiitake Production from Pollards,” with Geoff Nosach and Lizzy Hayes of Mercer Mushroom Museum from 1:15 to 4 pm. Call 338-3301 to register for either.

FRIDAY, JULY 10:

  • Belfast Garden Club Kicks Off Open Gardens Season, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, with Tom and Alicia Stevenson’s garden at 58 Church Street in Belfast. Attendees are required to wear a mask. Entry is by donation; $5 suggested.
  • Jeanne Calabrese Presents “Food Access to Native Fruits and Nuts at City Orchards Chicago,” a Zoom presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Email theweeklyapothecary@gmail.com to register. Call 338-3301 for more information.

TUESDAY, JULY 14:

  • Gardener John Fromer Continues Perennial Garden Design Series, at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at noon. In this entry, Fromer will teach gardeners design methods for a variety of gardens. Wear a face mask. Seating will be outdoors. $5; free for members.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, JULY 7:

  • Searsmont Garden Growth, local gardeners with extra produce can drop it off Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to noon in the Ames School foyer, in Searsmont. Those who want to partake of the free, fresh food may stop by Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info: searsmont.com/searsmontgardengrowth.

FRIDAY, JULY 10:

  • Belfast Farmers’ Market outside Waterfall Arts, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Fridays. Tips for shopping there safely are listed at BelfastFarmersMarket.org.
  • Union Farmers Market on Union Common, 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays through October 9. Fresh, local food and sundries.

SUNDAY, JULY 12:

  • Pumpkin Vine Family Farm Market in Somerville, Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farm is at 217 Hewett Road.

MONDAY, JULY 13:

  • Long Cove Farmers Market at East Forty Farm in Waldoboro, Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. through October 12. With fresh cow’s milk cheese, pork, handmade pasta and cannoli, honey, jams, jellies, goats’ milk soaps and scrubs, fresh and dried mushrooms, oysters and kelp, olive oils, and other artisan goods. Wear a mask and social distance.

COMING UP:

  • Take-Out Lobster Roll Supper, offered by People’s United Methodist Church in Union on Friday, July 17. The menu is a roll stuffed with Maine lobster, potato chips, a pickle and a homemade whoopie pie. $20 tix must be purchased by Wednesday, July 8, by calling Joyce Grotton at 785-2651. Meals can be picked up at the improvised drive-through at the church on July 17 between 5 and 6 p.m.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, JULY 7

  • Chat with Miss Amy of Camden Public Library on Zoom, every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. For a link to attend, email alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Facebook Live Story Time with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Children’s Librarian Jessie will read books and sing songs on the library’s Facebook page.
  • Virtual Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, on its new YouTube channel, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early elementary school children are invited to the themed storytimes with songs, rhymes and books.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8:

  • Free Explorer Kits at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, Wednesdays through August 19. A new Explorer Kit will be available every week, with instructions, materials, and ideas for kids ages 4 to 9. Kits are put out at 9 a.m., first-come, first-served.
  • 40 Days of Summer at Thomaston Public Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free take-home projects and takeout meals available for pickup for any child in Thomaston or surrounding towns. Take-home projects are designed for school-age children and their families and will include art activities, science experiments, a scavenger hunt, games, slime, and more. There will also be virtual programs on Zoom and a private Facebook group for kids to share the results of their projects, play games, and connect with each other. The first week will begin with a scavenger hunt, followed by a make-your-own birdfeeder project, and will end with slime on Friday. There are no income requirements or restrictions. Visit thomaston.lib.me.us, call 354-2453, or email programs@thomaston.lib.me.us for more information or to be added to an email list for updates.
  • Art @ City Park, offered by Waterfall Arts at Belfast City Park, near the entrance, on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Artists of any age and experience level can pick up sanitized materials to work with in the park. Free.
  • Virtual Read-Alouds with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Author Chris Van Dusen Live on Facebook, at 11 a.m. on Rockland Public Library’s Facebook page. The author/illustrator will read a book or two of his, then talk to the group about how he writes and illustrates his stories. Van Dusen wrote and illustrated “The Circus Ship,” “If I Built a Car” and “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee.”

THURSDAY, JULY 9:

  • Virtual Baby Time with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Virtual Postpartum Support Group, Thursdays, July 9 and 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a free group for moms, moms-to-be and family members who want to connect with others for support. For more information, call 505-4109. Go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

FRIDAY, JULY 10:

  • Free Bird Walk for Families at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, at 10 a.m. The outdoor walk will introduce kids to a host of common and easy-to-identify birds by sight and call. A small number of children’s binoculars will be available to use. Families must wear face masks and adhere to safe social distancing guidelines. In the event of rain, the program will be canceled. Guests should bring water bottles and be prepared to be outside for up to one hour. Free Family Fridays will take place Fridays at 10 a.m. through August 21.
  • Art Time with Bridget Matros of Waterfall Arts, of Belfast, on Facebook Live, Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Bridget reads a book and leads a hands-on art project using simple materials; ideal for ages 7 and older. The sessions are available to view afterward, too. Go to Facebook/waterfallbridge.

SATURDAY, JULY 11:

  • Childbirth Preparation Class, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Waldo County GeneralHospital’s classroom, ground floor, 118 Northport Avenue, Belfast. Registration is required: call 505-4140. All attendees will need to abide by social distancing and masking guidelines.
  • CMCA’s ArtLab for All Ages, at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Participants will learn to create collagraph print portraits using a variety of textured materials. The workshop will be offered in the CMCA courtyard in two sessions, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. The workshop is free; reservations required: email mbogyo@cmcanow.org. It will also be streamed live on facebook.com/cmcanow.

MONDAY, JULY 13:

  • Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Jenn of Rockand Public Library, Mondays to August 3 (except July 27), at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and early-elementary kids are invited to join the storytimes led by Ms. Jenn, who will read, sing and introduce them to activities like Fairytale Yoga and Pocket Dice dance moves. For more information: 594-0310 or kdrago@rocklandmaine.gov.
  • Rockport Public Library Offering Screen-Free Summer Reading Program that participants can do entirely from home. Starting this Monday, families will be able to pick up a summer reading care package containing four projects they can do over the next month. The program is only available to Rockport Public Library cardholders. Thirty care packages will be available. Call 236-3642 to reserve a spot.

COMING UP:

  • Free 1-credit “JumpStart” Course at UMA Rockland Center, from July 13 to August 24, to help prepare students to succeed in college. Classes use real-time video participation and online learning. Students who complete the seven-week class will receive a $200 voucher toward the purchase of textbooks for the first semester at UMA Rockland. Details: umarockland@maine.edu or 596-6906.
  • Breastfeeding Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. at Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conference Room D, ground floor, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. The class provides a pre-birth opportunity to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding and returning to work. $25 for mom and partner. Registration is required: 301-8337. Attendees will need to abide by social distancing and masking guidelines.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Camden High School Alumni Cancels Annual Banquet, due to COVID-19.
  • Trail Stewards Needed by the Hills to Sea Trails Coalition. Volunteers who want to be outside, get exercise and experience Waldo County from the woods are encouraged to help maintain the 46-mile footpath that extends from Unity to Belfast. For more information: Buck O’Herin at buckoherin@fairpoint.net or 589-4311.

TUESDAY, JULY 7:

  • Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, from 9 to 10 a.m. Take in a sweeping view of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of poses by certified yoga teacher Denyse Robinson. All levels welcome. Donations accepted, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library. She’ll lead it again this Friday, July 10. For more information, contact Denyse 975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com.
  • Virtual Tai Chi for Health and Balance, to be held through Zoom, hosted by Spectrum Generations, for adults who are interested in learning how to prevent falls and relieve arthritic pain. It will be offered July 7 through August 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. The series is free and open to the public, but registration is required: 620-1642 or jpaquet@healthylivingforme.org.
  • Leer y Charlar on Zoom, 1 to 3 p.m. Camden Public Library’s Spanish language reading and conversation group. For more information or to request a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8:

  • Free Virtual Class: Simple Strategies for Fall Prevention, 2 to 3 p.m. Join personal trainer Rachael McCormick and certified A Matter of Balance facilitator Megan Day to learn exercises and easy changes you can implement at home to decrease your chances of falling. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • Virtual Class on Mindful Eating, Wednesdays, July 8 to 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. Develop greater self-awareness using guided mindful exercises, exploring outdated patterns of behavior and sharing experiences. You will be reacquainted with the balance of enjoying the food you eat and eating foods that fuel your long-term well-being. $19.50. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • Waldoboro Lions Club Honored byWaldoborough Historical Society for their many years of service to the town. An exhibit of artifacts pertaining to the service club will be on view, and all buildings will be open beginning at 5:30 p.m. The program will be held outdoors at the WHS Museum and will begin at 6 p.m. with ice cream sundaes and cookies.
  • SUP for Beginners, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shirt Tail Point, Megunticook River, Route 105, Camden. Join Maine Sport Outfitters to learn basic SUP skills including strokes needed to control the board and how to get on and off the board safely. Children ages 10 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. $25 includes gear. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

THURSDAY, JULY 9:

  • Camden Public Library Tech Help Hour on Zoom, 1 to 2 p.m. Staff are ready to help people with new devices. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

FRIDAY, JULY 10:

  • Chess Club of Camden Public Library holds online matches every Friday while the library is closed. Members may also challenge other members at any time. Join the club at lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. For help registering or to learn more, contact Evan Annis at Camdenchessclub@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JULY 13:

  • Sound Immersion/Gong Bath in Camden Amphitheatre, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Musical instrument creator and sound therapist Jim Doble will create waves of sound to help participants sonically cleanse, rejuvenate, rest, and recuperate in a safe environment. The program will be by donation, with a portion of proceeds going to Camden Public Library. Register by email, jim@elementaldesign.me, or call 785-2212.
  • Free Virtual Class: Take a Break with Guided Meditation, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this quick meditation break as you wish. The class will begin with a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by five minutes of meditation. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

TUESDAY, JULY 14:

  • Flexible 5K Training, Tuesdays, July 14, August 11 and September 8, from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. at Belfast Rail Trail, Front Street, Belfast. Journey to Health and Coastal Mountains Land Trust invite you to get 5K ready when it suits you with this flexible training program. $20. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

COMING UP:

  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking, Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maine Sport kiosk, Camden Harbor, 16 Bayview Street, Camden. Take a leisurely tour with Registered Maine Guides. Basic paddling and safety instructions will be provided. Children ages 10 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. $25 registration fee includes kayaks and gear. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register. Attendees will need to abide by social distancing and masking guidelines.