NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • 14th Annual Party on the Pier in Pemaquid Harbor, 5-8 p.m., The Contented Sole. Silent auction, appetizers, cash bar, light supper, desserts, and music by The Dam Jam Fiddlers playing Celtic, Americana and bluegrass. Tix are $35 at the door and support Pemaquid Watershed Association. FMI: 563-2196.
  • “Sources of Inspiration” with Model Maker Rob Eddy, 5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. The Camden artist who uses silver, gold and precious gems in addition to traditional wood in his models talks about the inspiration behind them. $8; $5 PMM members.
  • Sears Island Solstice Celebration, 6 p.m. to sundown (around 8:30 p.m.). Bring a picnic or enjoy tacos from the YumBus and sweet treats from Wild Cow Creamery. Live music, poetry and readings to celebrate ancient traditions and modern-day ceremonies. Everyone is invited to wear flower crowns, dress as faeries and elves or otherwise express the enchantment of a long midsummer’s eve on the Maine coast. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. No open fires or pets. Park on the causeway. Facebook will have weather updates.
  • “Into the Raging Sea,” 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Author Rachel Slade introduces her new book about the El Faro maritime disaster. The book will be available for sale and signing.
  • Talk on Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, 7 p.m., Palermo Community Library, 2789 Route 3. Author and railroad historian Joey Kelley will describe the railroad’s history since it was chartered in 1867. It survives today as a tourist railroad. Kelley’s book on the B&ML will be on sale.
  • Downtown After Dinner to Begin in Twin Villages, an informal coalition of store owners in Damariscotta and Newcastle have agreed to stay open to 8 p.m. and offer tastings and demos on Thursdays, so those patronizing restaurants have something to do after dinner. Buskers and live music will cap the nights, set to run through August.
  • Million Dollar Quartet at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, through June 23. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins are brought together by a twist of fate at Sun Records in one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Tix: msmt.org, 725-8769, box office.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Elizabeth Garber to Debut Memoir in Belfast, 7 p.m., The First Church, at Court and Church streets, The Belfastian discusses “Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter,” about growing up with visionary architect Woodie Garber in a family that looked perfect, but was imploding. RSVP: 338-9009.
  • Cold Comfort Theater Presents The Boys Next Door, 7 p.m. curtain June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1 at The Playhouse, 107 Main St., Belfast. The comedy centers on Jack Palmer, a counselor at a group home for the mentally challenged. $15 adults; $10 under 18. FMI: coldcomforttheater.com, 930-7244.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Warren Day, with Monkey Butt 5K at 8 a.m.; parade at 10:30 a.m.; face painting, bounce house, crafts and music by Walk the Line 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; chicken barbecue at noon ($12); whoopie pie-eating contest at 1 p.m.; King Arthur Flour Blueberry Pie Contest – entries due by 2 p.m. and winners announced at the auction; Godspell Jr. at Second Congo Church at 3 p.m.; seafood dinner and karaoke fundraiser 5-8 p.m.; auction preview at 5:30 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90. Pies from the contest will be sold at the auction. Also Open House at Warren Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the Dr. Campbell House and Museum, 225 Main St., and see the “Hats Galore” display of headgear from the late 1800s to the 1940s. FMI: see pages 8-9.
  • P.A.W.S. Canine Games and Family Festival in Belfast, 10 a.m.-noon at Steamboat Landing Park. Pooches and people can visit pet-related vendors and local nonprofits, walk in the pet parade, get lunch, see agility demonstrations, and try an obstacle course. Everyone is invited to the free event that benefits P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden.
  • Blacksmith Demo in Damariscotta, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Chapman-Hall House, 270 Main St. See Jeffrey Miller work on his hand-built forge, based on those used in the 18th century, and hear him talk about what life was like for blacksmiths then. Miller was the head blacksmith at Old Sturbridge Village and The Fort at No. 4, and his pieces are in museums.
  • Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous & Seafarers Celebration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Schooner Landing. Pirates, treasure, live music, cruises on Damariscotta River, food, talks, and lots of fun for kids, including a costume parade at noon. Facebook has details. Rain date is Sunday.
  • “Mrs. Joseph Sailer’s Restored 1923 Moon Car,” 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Hear all about the restoration, see before-and-after photos, and examine the car in person. Joe Churchman presents, along with fellow restoration experts.
  • “Saving Walden’s World,” 3 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Sustainability pioneer Jim Merkel, author of “Radical Simplicity,” describes his experiences creating a documentary about small families, small footprints and healthy people in Cuba, Slovenia and India. He’ll show video clips. Free admission to the event hosted by Old Professor’s Bookshop.
  • 5th Annual Anah Shriners Hospital Night, Anah Shriners Home, 1404 Broadway, Bangor. Silent auction at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Hear success stories of families that have experienced care provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. $10. FMI: 942-2254.
  • Lost and Guided at Camden Opera House, 7 p.m. New England Arab American Organization holds the staged reading of the new play about four Syrians whose lives are changed forever after anti-government protests. Written and directed by Irene Kapustina, it is based on interviews with Syrian refugees. Tix: camdenoperahouse.com.
  • Cruising Steady at Gracie Theatre at Husson University, Bangor, 7:30 p.m. Performed by Broadway stars, it pays tribute to the music and friendship of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson. Tix: gracietheatre.com.
  • Stand-Up Comedy at Rockland Elks Club, 8 p.m. The triple bill includes highlighter Tom Hayes of Boston’s comedy scene, “The Late Show with David Letterman” guest Rob Steen, and Boston Comedy Festival alum Steve Guilmette. 21+. Tix sold in advance only: 594-9200.
  • Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, Saturday & Sunday. Self-guided tour of Pemaquid Point, Marshall Point, Owls Head, Rockland Breakwater, Grindle Point, Fort Point and Dice Head lights. Registration is free and can be done at any of the lighthouses. Complete the challenge to be entered into a drawing to win a two-night stay at one of the three Historic Inns of Rockland.
  • Annual Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day, Saturday-Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thomaston’s Prison Site Green. The 24-hour exercise tests amateur radio operators’ ability to operate under disaster conditions. Operators in the U.S. and Canada will set up off-the-grid stations and make contact with as many other stations as possible. The public is invited to try operating a “Get On the Air” amateur station. FMI: 354-6853, maiasoldman@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Book Signing at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland, 1-4 p.m. Ted Panayotoff signs “The Islandport guide to Lighthouses in Maine.” It looks at all 64 existing lighthouses and contains a special section for mariners detailing the sea approach to 22 of them.
  • 56th Annual Windjammer Days, June 24-30, in the Boothbay region. Events include Gathering of the Fleet, Antique Boat Parade, Blessing of the Fleet, a street parade, pirates, tug-of-war games, fireworks over the harbor and the Lighted Boat Parade. FMI: boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Dogtripping with David Rosenfelt at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 3 p.m. Free public talk by bestselling mystery writer Rosenfelt, who is also the author of “Dogtripping,” a comedic chronicle of his cross-country move from California to Maine with his 25 dogs. He and his wife, Debbie, have rescued over 4,000 dogs through their Tara Foundation.
  • “The Architectural Photographs of Belfast by Charles R. Coombs,” 7 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth will present Coombs’ photos of public and private Belfast buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Belfast Historical Society invites everyone to the free talk.
  • Lincolnville Historical Society’s Schoolhouse Museum Now Open, at 33 Beach Road (Route 173), just west of the ferry terminal. Summer hours are 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Exhibits include local town and family histories and antiques. FMI: 789-6445.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “Understanding ISIS,” 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Free public talk by Jonathan Berkey on the factors that have made the Islamic State, or ISIS, such a potent force in the 21st century. He is the author of “Shattered Mosaic: The Middle East Since the Rise of Islam.”
  • Presentation on Frances Perkins in Damariscotta, 2 p.m., Schooner Cove Retirement Community. Michael Chaney and Chris Cash give a free public talk about Perkins, the woman with humble Maine roots who rose to become an instrumental player behind the New Deal, Social Security, minimum wage, unemployment, 40-hour work week, limits on child labor, and the modern middle class.
  • Local Poets Telling “Stories from Maine,” 4-6 p.m., Camden Public Library. Free public reading by Kristen Lindquist and Paul McFarland. She has published two collections and had three of her poems read on “The Writer’s Almanac.” He is a member of Rockport Poetry Group.
  • Summer Talk Series on Sea-Run Fish Opens with Sturgeon, 6:30 p.m., Freight Shed, Bath. Dr. Gayle Zydlewski talks about her research in Gulf of Maine fish ecology, emphasizing the impacts of environmental conditions on behavior and survival. The next talks are slated for July 24, 4 p.m., Sheepscot General Store (on alewives), and August 29, 6:30 p.m., back at the Freight Shed (on salmon). Midcoast Conservancy and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust host the series.
  • Talk by Author of Groundbreaking Nelson Algren Bio, 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Chicagoan Mary Wisniewski discusses her award-winning bio of Algren, the radical, womanizing writer of “The Man with the Golden Arm.” For this first bio of Algren in more than 25 years, she interviewed dozens of Algren’s friends and tracked down his unpublished writing and correspondence.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Summer Walking Tours at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, the 90-minute tours led by student interns start at 10:30 a.m. and visit the waterfront facilities and labs, where attendees will learn about current marine research. The free tours run June 27, and then weekly from July 11-August 15. Registration is requested: tinyurl.com/DMCsummertours.
  • Public Invited to Be Part of the Action at Great Race Pit Stop, Owls Head Transportation Museum. Some 120 vintage cars are expected to motor to the museum at noon for a stop on the nine-day race from Buffalo to Halifax. Visitors can enjoy Model T rides, a craft beer tent, and guided tours. Admission will be free all day; donations accepted.
  • “Eating Disorders: Sugar, Pleasure & Weight Gain,” 2 p.m., Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport. Dr. Mark Gold, a nationally recognized expert on addiction-related diseases and advisor to many White House drug czars, gives the free public talk sponsored by McLean Borden Cottage.
  • Beauty and the Beast at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, through July 14. MST promises expansive sets, beautifully crafted costumes and a large chorus with a robust sound. Tix: msmt.org, 725-8769, box office.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

  • “Sail Into Summer” at Rockport Harbor Marine Park, noon-10 p.m. The day of activities will include a boat regalia and gam, unveiling of the repaired Andre the Seal statue, pizza, ice cream, barbecue, and music by Jason Spooner Band and Ale House String Band.
  • “Sources of Inspiration: David White,” 5:30 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum’s Visitors Center, 2 Church St., Searsport. White shares what inspires model collectors to acquire their next ship or pond model and describes the intricate work it takes to restore these miniature boats. His talk is in conjunction with PMM’s exhibit spotlighting Maine model makers. $8 admission; $5 members.
  • Stories, Photos and Lessons with Naturalist Kirk Gentalen, St. George Grange, Wiley’s Corner. The “Nature Bummin’” columnist for St. George Dragon and “Vinalhaven Sightings Report” blogger shares and invites others to share tales of snow fleas to birch trees. St. George Historical Society hosts the potluck at 6 p.m. and talk at 7 p.m. and invites the public to both.
  • Play-a-Palooza Lawn Party at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic, and play lawn darts, ladder ball, Bocce, cornhole, giant ring toss and Molkky, a Finnish throwing game. Bubbles, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes and Hula hoops will be available. Rain moves it inside for board games.
  • Conversation with Richard Russo at Rines Auditorium in Portland, 6:30 p.m. Russo discusses his new book, “The Destiny Thief,” containing nine essays that give insight into his life. He will be talking with Monica Wood, author of national bestseller “Any Bitter Thing,” among many others. Portland Public Library hosts the Spotlight Series event.
  • “Lyme Time: Going into the Woods with Confidence,” 6:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Herbalist Steve Byers of Belfast offers natural strategies for avoiding ticks.
  • Linda Greenlaw at Left Bank Books in Belfast, 109 Church St., at 7 p.m. She will discuss and sign the just-released “Bimini Twist,” fourth in her Maine-based Jane Bunker mystery series.

COMING UP:

  • Downtown Camden Walking Tours Begin, 4 p.m. Fridays, June 29-Sept. 14. Camden Downtown Business Group and Camden Public Library once again team up to offer the free hour-long tours of historic sites. Tours start at the Children’s Garden of the library and end at Camden Opera House, where walkers may elect to attend a short slide show and building tour. Reserve a spot by calling 236-3440 or just drop in. Donations accepted.
  • Author Patricia O’Toole Hosting Reception, Fri., June 29, 5-7 p.m., Pascal Hall, Rockport. A wine-and-cheese reception celebrates the publication of her latest book, “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made.” Copies will be on sale. The evening benefits Camden Public Library. All are welcome at the free event; registration requested to help with planning: cmiller@librarycamden.org.
  • 13th Annual Knox Lecture, Fri., June 29, 5:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The speaker is Nathaniel Philbrick, who will discuss his book “Valiant Ambition: George Washington and Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution,” about the deep and tragic relationship between the two. Advance tix are $31 general, $21 Knox Museum members: knoxmuseum.org, 354-8062. Price goes up by $5 at the door. A Gala Benefit Dinner follows at Union Hall in Rockport. Reservations required: 354-8062.
  • The Pirates of Penzance Presented by Watts Hall Community Players, at Watts Hall in Thomaston at 7 p.m. June 29 & 30 and July 6 & 7 and 3 p.m. July 1. $12 advance tix: Grassshopper Shop, Rockland; State of Maine Cheese, Rockport; Athens Pizza, Thomaston; or wattspirates.eventbrite.com. $15 door.
  • 5th Annual Lupine Cottage Open House, Belfast, Sat., June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.The Maine artists’ co-op offers live music, food, book signings, art demos, an all-day wellness tent and more. See the full lineup at lupinecottage.net.
  • Meet & Greet Signing with Author Nathaniel Philbrick, Sat., June 30, noon, Left Bank Books, Belfast. The New York Times bestselling author signs “Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together.”
  • Friendship Museum Opening Day at the Schoolhouse Building, Route 220 and Martin’s Point Rd., Sat., June 30, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and see the new summer exhibit “Fun in Friendship: Toys of Yesteryear.” FMI: 542-0174.
  • 29th Sheepscot River Race, Sat., June 30. It starts at 3 p.m. at Sherman Lake Rest Area in Newcastle and finishes at Wiscasset’s recreational pier, with fast paddlers rowing over the line in about 45 minutes and recreational racers taking up to two hours to finish.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Make Music Portland 2018, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Over 70 performers at 15 venues. Full schedule: makemusicportland.org.
  • Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers at Empire in Portland, 9:30 p.m. This event is 21+. $12 advance; $15 show day: portlandempire.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Playing Possum at Rockville Chapel, 7 p.m. The family band plays rock, country, folk and bluegrass at the historic chapel on Old Rockland Street in Rockville. $5 at the door.
  • This Weekend at Rock City Cafe, Rockland. Boston indie rock band Poor Eliza on Friday. Alternative rock from midcoast band drive by todd on Saturday. Shows run 7-9 p.m.
  • Kaki King at The Crosby Center, in Belfast, 7 p.m. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. $30. Tickets at the door; or in advance via Eventbrite.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Miners Creek Holding Free Potluck CD Release Party, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland. Bring a dish for the 6 p.m. potluck, then hear the band at 7 p.m. as they play songs from their new CD that fuse bluegrass with folk, pop, rock, Latin, Appalachian, blues, old-timey and gospel.
  • John & Rachel Nicholas to Play in Belfast, 7 p.m., Common House Concerts at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, off Tufts Road. The duo that’s been making music for more than 30 years plays tunes rooted in folk and pop. Suggested donation $10-$20. RSVP: commonhouseconcerts@gmail.com.
  • Newberry & Verch at Boothbay Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Fiddle and banjo duets, tender love songs and original tunes with the sounds of the Ozarks and Ottawa Valley from Joe Newberry and April Verch. $20 advance tix; $25 door: boothbayoperahouse.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24:

  • “Broadway Legends” at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Musicologist Michael Lund tells stories about and plays excerpts from Broadway classics in his ongoing series. This one will include “The Music Man,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Porgy & Bess.”
  • 6th Annual Acadia Trad Festival in Bar Harbor, Sun.-Fri., June 24-29. A week of classes, workshops, and nightly public concerts and community dances. Learn more, including about the $175 Festival Pass: acadiatradschool.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 25:

  • MoJO to Kick Off Camden Library’s Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic to the free concert by the 18-piece Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra, who will fill the library’s Amphitheatre with big band sounds.
  • Diane Blue in Rockland, 7-10 p.m. Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub. With special guest Lisa Mann. $15 cover.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Ukulele for Beginners at Rockland Public Library, 5:30 p.m. Frets Halligan leads the series that starts Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own uke; the library has a limited number to check out to cardholders. All ages are welcome to the lesson, part of the library’s The Arts ... for Kids & Their Families series.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Fiddler Gus LeCasse in Bucksport, 5:30 p.m. He’ll be playing under the Main Street Tent in Bucksport’s Wednesday on Main series, joined by guitarist Peter Lindquist. Bring a chair as seating is very limited. Suggested donation of $10.
  • Marlene Hall & Bay Winds Band at Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St., 6-7 p.m. Free public concert, with pass-the-hat donation for the band. Burger and hot dog plates $8. FMI: 691-2270.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Belfast Summer Nights Kick-Off, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The opener takes place on Beaver Street and features the Pinwheel Brothers playing bluegrass and the Once Over band playing rock tunes from the ’60s and ’70s. The free concerts will be held Thursdays at downtown locales. No dogs in the concert area. FMI: 322-7123.

COMING UP:

  • Frank Vignola Hot Jazz Trio at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Fri., June 29, 7:30 p.m. $20 advance; $25 door. Also at the Opera House, Alison Brown Quartet Sat., June 30, at 7:30 p.m. The banjo master and her band play their only Maine concert this summer, hot on the heels of her new release “The Song of the Banjo.” $25 advance. $30 door.
  • The Ballroom Thieves in Camden, Sat., June 30. The “rock band in a folk suit” brings their harmonies and acoustic melodies to Camden Opera House. Tix are $18 in advance and $22 at the door.
  • “Music of the Spirit” by VoXX: Voice of Twenty at Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Sun., July 1, 4 p.m., in Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Arts on the Hill program. The a cappella vocal ensemble spans the 15th to 21st centuries with works by Tallis, Byrd, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Messiaen and VoXX Music Director John Mehrmann. The free concert will be in Beech Nut, the stone hut at the top of the hill, rain or shine. Allow time for the .75-mile walk up the hill. If you need a ride, email info@coastalmountains.org.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler St., 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. All welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, St. George River Café, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., 1:30 p.m. All welcome.

FILM

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • “Canaletto and the Art of Venice,” 2 & 7 p.m., Exhibition on Screen series at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter Giovanni Antonio Canal features Royal Collection Trust curators and experts in Venetian history. $12.50.
  • “Singing with Angry Bird,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. Maine premiere of the 2016 documentary about the director of a children’s choir in Pune, India, who persuades their skeptical parents to take part in a joint concert. Free.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 — THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Jurassic World,” “Incredibles 2,” “Ocean’s 8.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: flagshipcinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Incredibles 2.” FMI: boothbaycinema.org, 380-5213.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Tully,” “Disobedience.” FMI: lcct.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Catcher Was a Spy,” “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”

FRIDAY, JUNE 22:

  • “Salt of the Earth,” 7 p.m., The Salt of the Earth in June films at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. The groundbreaking 1954 film about a strike at New Mexico’s Empire zinc mine was blacklisted for its political content, which anticipated the civil rights and feminist movements by nearly 10 years.
  • “The Class,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix About Teachers at Belfast Free Library. Based on the French-language memoir written by former teacher Francois Begaudeau, who plays himself, the film looks at a racially mixed inner-city high school in Paris. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • “Come Inside My Mind,” 7 p.m., CIFF Selects at Camden Opera House. Screening of HBO’s Sundance hit about comedian Robin Williams, told largely through his own words, with never-before-seen footage and in-depth interviews with those who loved him.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

  • “Amélie” Screened for Members of Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7 p.m. The fanciful French comedy is shown for free for anyone who becomes a member prior to the show. You can join in the lobby. No regular admission tix on sale.

ARTS

  • Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show Deadline July 30, open to pros, amateurs, students. Guidelines and application: mainelobsterfestival.com.
  • Common Ground Country Fair Poster Contest Deadline August 3, Maine residents and MOFGA members are invited to submit. Guidelines and application: mofga.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • “Summer Solstice Craft with Patti,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Appleton Library. Patti will lead everyone in a craft activity to celebrate the longest day of the year.
  • “The Art of Taking Risks” at Art Loft in Rockland, 6-7:30 p.m. Melissa Kelly provides outside-the-box exercises in the workshop that explores ways to take risks in subject matter, composition and texture. She offers it again at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. $20 drop-ins; free for members. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • “New Work by Faculty” at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, in its Messler Gallery, Route 90 & Mill Street, Rockland, now through Sept. 12. Woodworkers from around the world and close to home show their pieces. You can also see them at woodschool.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Reception for Sally Loughridge at Port Clyde Art Gallery, 5-7 p.m. Her show of oil and pastel paintings, “Maine Scapes — Land, Sea, and Sky,” is on display through July 9. The gallery is across from Port Clyde General Store.
  • Belfast Fourth Friday Artwalk, 5:30-8 p.m., with street entertainment and open galleries. New this year: Crosby Center, Harbor Artisans, Local Color, Out on a Whimsey, Brambles. Returning: Evolve, Parent Gallery, Betts Gallery, Finch Gallery, Kris Engman, Studio 153, Belfast Bay Shade Company (above the Post Office), Front Street Pottery, Always Wonderful Memories Photography, Belfast Co-op, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Waterfall Arts. For a map, visit artwalkmaine.org.
  • “You’re One in a Melon” Paint Night in Rockport, 6 p.m., hosted by January Peavey, State Farm Insurance agent, 280 West St. $30 includes giveaways, snacks and drinks (you may bring your own drinks as well). Tix: paintingwithlori.com.
  • Three-Day Book Arts Workshops in Searsport, this Friday-Sunday, and again July 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at The Art Greenhouse, 17 Ephraim Rd. Beth Berman and Marcella Christensen teach a different process each day including painted paste papers, gelatin prints and batik watercolor, and the use of stencils and stamps, to create unique papers. Book forms will include scrolls, accordion fold variations and Coptic bound. FMI: 581-0281, mainecoastsurfacedesign.blogspot.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Concert at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Part of The Arts...For Kids & Their Families series, the “Libraries Rock!” summer reading program for kids, teens and adults opens with a concert by Steelin’ Thunder on the lawn. After the lively steel drum group plays, head inside to sign up for the reading program.
  • New Era Gallery Show in Vinalhaven, featuring pottery by Sylvia Lacey, paintings by Scott Moore and prints by Michéle O’Keefe. 4:30 p.m. artists’ talk at Windy Way Barn, followed by a reception 5-7 p.m. On view through July 11. FMI: neweragallery.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 24:

  • Midcoast Art Hive Facilitated by Barbara Davis, 1-4 p.m. The Art Loft in Rockland hooks up with the international network of Art Hives, which welcomes everyone and believes artmaking is a natural human behavior. Supplies will be available, or bring your own and share. Davis will be on hand to offer guidance, but not to instruct. Free. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. All materials provided. This week: Red, white and blues.
  • Biweekly Creative Writing Class with Award-Winning Author, Caer Hallundbaek leads it Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 25, 5-8:15 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. She is the author of “Dear Little One” and “Inspired Relationships.” FMI: 338-8004, amy.m.smith@maine.edu.
  • Creative Artists Support Group to Meet, 6-7:45 p.m., Belfast Free Library, 3rd floor. Monthly support/discussion group for people interested in developing their creative artistic potentials. Find like-minded creative spirits and camaraderie in overcoming obstacles to becoming a successful creative artist. Free. FMI: ben496@prexar.com or 223-0052.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Gallery Tour of Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Heads at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, 1 p.m. A member of the museum’s curatorial team will lead the tour of the Chinese dissident artist’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold.” Free with museum admission. You can register at farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • “The Plot Thickens” Writing Workshop at Rockport Public Library, 6 p.m. Gin Mackey tells how to plot a novel and answers participants’ questions. She is the author of “Disappear Our Dead” and “Suddenly Spying.” The workshop is free and open to all.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Growing Up Between Cultures Reading & Discussion Series, 3 p.m., Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. The facilitated five-session series will include “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller, “The Names: A Memoir” by N. Scott Momaday, “Lost in Translation” by Eva Hoffman, “Anna In-Between” by Elizabeth Nunez, and “No-No Boy” by John Okada. Learn more at mainehumanities.org.
  • First Wiscasset Art Walk of 2018, with galleries and shops open 5-8 p.m. Ingram Art & Antiques, 85 Main St., will serve wine and snacks as Susan Hanna of SEH Studios demos her painting technique, Watershed Ceramics reps demo their pottery skills and Jack Duggins plays classic country music.
  • Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Emilie Stark-Manning, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Stark-Manning, who has had shows at Allouche Gallery in New York City and Center for Maine Contemporary Art, discusses her Day-Glo paintings that are a record of what moves her with host Jane Dahmen, a contemporary realist artist in Maine. Free.
  • 3-Day “COLLECT: MECA’s 2018 Summer Art Sale,” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, 29 & 30, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland. Maine College of Art sells a diverse array of original artworks, including paintings, photos, textiles, furniture, sculpture and jewelry, in a range of prices. For a list of participating artists: meca.edu/collect.

COMING UP:

  • The Art Party at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Fri., June 29, 6-9 p.m. Cocktails, oyster bar, moveable feast, silent auction and a look at CMCA’s three solo shows by Tom Burckhardt, Jocelyn Lee and John Bisbee. Tix $225-$500: cmcanow.org. After the Art Party runs 9 p.m.-midnight in the nearby Yellow Barn. Tix for the 21+ dance party featuring DJ Cutie Buoy include wine and beer and cost $20 online (and for CMCA members) and $25 at the door.
  • One-Week Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis in Rockland, Mon.-Fri., July 9-13, from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Farnsworth Art Museum. “Raising the Stakes” is open to poets and visual artists at all levels. Ellis will explain how to maximize devices that expand the poet’s range and make the work matter to readers. Using contemporary poems and artwork at the museum, participants will jump-start new poems for class critique. FMI: 596-6457.

ONGOING:

  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood,” through Oct. 7. “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things,” through Oct. 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” through Oct. 21. “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” through Oct. 28. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” through Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” through Feb. 17.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” through July 15. “Under Pressure: Art from the 1980s,” through August 10.
  • University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. “Steve Bartlett: Works from 2013-2018,” “Diana Schmertz: They Are Each Other for a While,” “Helen O’Leary: Safe House,” and “Eric Lindveit: Sylvan Natural History,” all through Sept. 1.

FOOD & DRINK

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Public Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays, June 23-August 25 (except July 14 and August 11).
  • Public Supper at First Baptist Church of Nobleboro, at Back Meadow Road & Center Street, 5-6:30 p.m. Beans, hot dogs, mac and cheese, rolls, homemade desserts. $7.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Fundraiser for Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 5-9 p.m., Flatbread Co., Route 1, Rockport. Reps will be on hand to explain how Chinese medicine works. A portion of every pizza sold helps fund the group’s efforts to foster free clinics for veterans and other Mainers that offer this drug-free alternative to pain medications.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Public Supper in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m., People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St. Casseroles, salads, baked beans, yeast rolls, beverages and pies. $8 adults; $4 kids.
  • Our Town Belfast Hot Dog Social, 6-8 p.m., The Moody Dog/Rollie’s Beer Garden, 41/39 Main St. Includes two gourmet hot dogs and dessert by SueCakes. Cash bar with beer & wine only. $25 at the door.

COMING UP:

  • Public “Camp” Breakfast, Fri., June 29, 7:30-9 a.m., People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St., South Thomaston. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, juice, coffee. $8 adults; $4 ages 5-10; free under 5.
  • 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast in Edgecomb, Sat., June 30, 7-11 a.m., Edgecomb Fire Department, 473 Boothbay Road (Route 27). Donations will be taken for the Fire Department Auxiliary and Edgecomb Community Church.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling organic and local foods and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Belfast (UFMM), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 18 Spring St. Camden, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon & Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., 116 Washington St. Rockland, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Harbor Park. Union, Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Union Common. The June 22 market will celebrate the arrival of veggies and flowers. Kids can get their faces painted or make flower crowns. Waldoboro, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Town Office, 1600 Atlantic Hwy.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Woodland Tour at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, 3-5 p.m. Sixth in the Small-Scale Woodland Stewardship Tours offered by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service. Take a free tour of the center’s Sustainable Forestry Demo Area, where three harvesting methods are used: horse logging, cut-to-length, and midscale equipment harvesting. Rain or shine. Registration: 596-2040, hildy@knox-lincoln.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Belfast Open Garden Days Kick-Off with Peony Panorama, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. See more than 75 varieties, including wood peonies that thrive in shade, at the gardens of Mark Humphreys and Dave Ferguson, 188 Upper Bluff Road, Northport. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.
  • Lily Days at The Maine Garden, 49 Old County Road, Waldo. On June 22 & 23, July 27 & 28, and August 24, all lily sales benefit Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County. You’re invited to bring a picnic or buy refreshments at the Habitat table and stroll through acres of different-colored and patterned lilies. Owner Bill Warman will help dig up the flowers of your choice and prepare them for travel. Lily catalogs are also available for orders and delivery to Belfast: 338-2344, meg.waldo.habitat@gmail.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • MOFGA Farm & Homestead Day in Unity, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association offers over 40 workshops, plant swap, and potluck picnic lunch featuring stone soup made with your contributions. Details about the free event are at mofga.org.
  • Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers Annual Outdoor Meeting, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ridge Mist Llama Farm, Newcastle. Guest speaker Ross Conrad is the author of “Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture.” The meeting topic is “Organic Varroa Mite Control in Beehives.” Free and open to all. Bring a veil/protective gear and a lawn chair. FMI: klcbee.com, 563-7564.
  • Reopening of Kitty Todd Arboretum at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 a.m. The arboretum now features 35 full-color signs with photos and descriptions of Maine native trees, a kiosk with a satellite-accurate map, and wider trails, each named after their dominant specimen tree. See the Majestic Red Maple and 70 other types of trees and shrubs. Free and open to all ages.
  • Walk to Learn About Grasses of Maine, 10 a.m.-noon, Thanhauser-Chunn farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville. Matt Arsenault, co-author of “Grasses of Maine,” leads the up-close look at some of the 235 species of grasses that call Maine home. A hand lens is helpful, but not required. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition hosts the free event.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • MOFGA Kicks Off 2nd Season of Gather & Grow Tours, with the opener at Edgewood Nursery, 4 Cruston Way, Falmouth, at 6 p.m. The homestead-scale nursery focuses on unusual edible and medicinal plants, with more than 100 species. Next, on July 17, a tour of Maine rice paddies at Wild Folk Farm in Benton. Everyone is welcome on the tours, with donations accepted to support Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association programming. FMI: mofga.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Annual Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour, 4:30-7:30 p.m., UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. Free public tour for farmers, crop advisors and others, with a look at undersowing and cover crops for potatoes, weed management in small grains and soybeans, and using green manure as a nitrogen source. Registration opens at 4 p.m. FMI: jemison@maine.edu, 581-3241.

COMING UP:

  • Walk to Learn About Plants of Ragged Mountain Preserve, Camden, Sat., June 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Professor Eric Doucette, past president of Maine’s Josselyn Botanical Society, leads the Coastal Mountains Land Trust Nature Program to explore the preserve’s diverse flora. Meet in the parking lot of Camden Snow Bowl. No dogs.
  • Timber Frame Course at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Thurs.-Sun., July 5-8. Eight students will take part in every step, from felling trees to raising the roof. $450 MOFGA, Midcoast Conservancy members; $500 others. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.

FAIRS & SALES

  • Call for Volunteers at Rockport Public Library, for their annual book sale set for Thurs.-Sun., July 12-15, at Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. If you can help, call 236-3642.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Indoor Yard Sale in Lincolnville, 8 a.m.-noon, at LIA (old schoolhouse), Beach Road.The Lincolnville Women’s Club raises funds for scholarships for local high school grads. To donate: ependleton7@gmail.com, 763-3371.
  • “Whale of a Sale” in Waldoboro, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., VFW Hall, Mill Street. Waldoboro Women’s Club offers a silent auction, bake sale, plants, crafts, jewelry boutique, books, CDs, puzzles and more. Proceeds go toward the club’s scholarships for local high school seniors. FMI: 273-3082.
  • 4th Annual Fiber Faire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Conway Homestead, Route 1 South (just past Camden Hannaford). Fiber arts demos, sales of art, fiber art and supplies for knitting, spinning and quilting, goat milk soap, furniture made from tree limbs and more from over 20 vendors to benefit Camden-Rockport Historical Society. The museum complex opens for the season that day, and buildings will be open for tours.

COMING UP:

  • Annual Book Sale at Cushing Public Library, Cross Road in the Town Office, Sat., June 30, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. With a children’s exchange until 11 a.m.; bring one children’s book and take home three.
  • Gibbs Library Giant Garage Sale & Book Sale, Sat., June 30, 9 a.m.-noon at Washington Fire Station, 40 Old Union Road, Washington. Donations welcome: 845-2611. A breakfast hosted by Evening Star Grange will be held 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Waldo County Retired Teachers Yard Sale, Sat., June 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 17 Vine St., Belfast. Books, toys, household items, lots more. Rain date Sun., July 1.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Summer Camp Roundup, of midcoast offerings; some provide scholarships. Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. Junior tennis day camps run all summer at the rec center and Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. FMI: midcoastrec.org. Midcoast Conservancy, offers mountain biking, paddle boarding and kayaking at various times and locations. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org. Midcoast Actors’ Studio, Belfast. Junior Camp June 25-29. Senior Camp July 2-14. FMI: midcoastactors.org. Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Eco-Explorers half-day camp June 25-29. Little Sprouts half-day camp July 16-20. FMI: merryspring.org. Camp Forest, Brooks. Offers day and expedition camps from July 9 to August 25. FMI: campforestmaine.com. Midcoast Music Academy, Rockland. Songwriter’s Day Camp June 25-29. Blues Intensive Camp July 9-13, with performances at North Atlantic Blues Fest on July 14 & 15. FMI: midcoastmusicacademy.com. Cornerspring Montessori School, Belfast. Weekly themed day camps run through August 10, FMI: cornerspringmontes-sori.com. Camp Mummichog, at Damariscotta River Association’s Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta. Nature’s Engineers July 9-13. Overnight Canoe Trip July 9-13. Ocean Adventures August 6-10. Central Lincoln County YMCA, with weekly sailing camp on Round Pond from June 25-August 24. FMI: clcymca.org.
  • Camden Rotary Youth Scholarships, for a three-day Rotary Youth Leadership Awards training program to be held Sept. 14-16 at Adventure Bound in Caratunk. Applications due August 15; application forms and details: camden.rotary.secretary@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • TinkerCAD and 3D Printing Demo at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Students from Searsport District Middle School will give a demo of both as they make model boats, which they will then race on the museum’s boat pond. Free with museum admission.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • 2nd Annual Touch-a-Truck in Belfast, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Starrett Children’s Center, 73 Waldo Ave. $5 per person; $20 per family. Benefits Belfast area child care services. Refreshments on sale.
  • Free Airplane Rides for Kids at Knox County Regional Airport, Owls Head, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Local Chapter 696 of the Experimental Aircraft Association offers kids 8-17 a free ride on 2018 Young Eagles Day. All are welcome to see the planes, meet the pilots and enjoy free burgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. Donations appreciated. FMI: stbt8776@gmail.com, 557-4255.
  • Family Day at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum invites families to celebrate its ninth birthday. Admission will be $1 per person. Free wagon rides for all ages from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Crafts, activities and games will be held all day.
  • Lil’ Pirates Sidewalk Costume Parade, noon. It’s part of the Pirate Rendezvous & Seafarers Celebration in Damariscotta at Schooner Landing on Main Street in Damariscotta. Rain date: Sunday. FMI: greglatimer@yahoo.com, 380-9912.
  • Two Performances of Godspell Jr. in Warren, 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday at Second Congregational Church. Students of the Youth Musical Theater Project put on the musical, under the direction of Amber Hagin. Free admission; donations go the Youth Musical Theater Project.

MONDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Vacation Bible School at West Rockport Baptist Church, 545 Park St., June 25-28, for ages 4-14. With Bible teaching, music, games and crafts. FMI: 236-8643.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • Summer Reading Program for Kids at Stockton Springs Library, Tuesdays through July 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. There will be stories, games and snacks at each themed program. The June 26 opener will introduce the program. The July 3 theme will be instrument making. The series closes Tuesday, July 31, with a street party and barbecue from 5-7 p.m., where mime Scot Cannon will perform.
  • Seven Weeks of Rockin’ Storytimes at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Katie for stories, songs and dances geared toward preschoolers and toddlers. Each week, from June 26-August 7, will have a new theme, from whales to bubbles to trucks. Attend all seven or stop in for one.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class at Rockland Public Library, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6+ (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Fourth of July celebrations.
  • Free Pre-Calculus Course for High School Students, 5-7:40 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, starting June 26 at Hutchinson Center, Belfast. FMI: amy.m.smith@maine.edu, 338-8004.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Summer Reading Program Kicks Off at Bremen Library, 10 a.m. Musician Rob Duquette will be there to sing about kindness, empathy and environmental responsibility, and accompany himself on xylophone, guitar, ukulele and percussion. The free performance is appropriate for all ages.

COMING UP:

  • All Ages Art Happening at Waterfall Arts in Belfast: “Suppahtime,” Sat., June 30, 5-7 p.m. The public is welcome to make salad sculptures, fruit mandalas, veggie portraits and other fun food items at the play-with-your-food potluck on the art center’s lawn. Donation of $5 adults and $3 kids, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids of all ages.
  • Belfast Free Library: Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.
  • Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Thomaston Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m.
  • Vose Library, Union: Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.
  • Waldoboro Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class in Rockland, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • Free Infant Playgroup in Camden, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St. Newborns to 22 months. FMI: peopleplacecoop.org.
  • La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Open to any breastfeeding mother or mother who wants to learn more. Babies welcome. Free. FMI: 205-2515.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange in Warren, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church. Free used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, JUNE 21:

  • Introduction to Forest Bathing, 10 a.m.-noon. Certified Forest Therapy Guide Tracey Hall leads the leisurely, mindful walk that covers less than a mile in two hours at Porter Preserve on Kimballtown Road in Trevett. Free, but you must register: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Planning Session for Living the Ideals from “Sacred Instructions,” 4-7 p.m., River Arts, Route 1, Damariscotta. The free event hosted by Grassroots Psychology follows in the wake of activist and author Sherri Mitchell’s talk at the Lincoln Theater on living in alignment with the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. Free. Reservations required: 350-5103, nancyslobodnik@yahoo.com.
  • Presentation on Clock at The First Church in Belfast, 104 Church St., 7 p.m. As part of the church’s year-long celebration of its 200th anniversary, clock keeper Bob Stover talks about the history, making and maintaining of the timepiece installed in 1836 by Timothy Chase and Phineas Quimby. All welcome.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:

  • On Vinalhaven: Sharing of Swedish/Norwegian/Finnish Traditions, 9:30 a.m., American Legion Hall. Residents will share memories and recipes of their Scandinavian families. Jackie Harjula of the Finnish Heritage House in South Thomaston will demo Finnish baking.
  • Soling Model Demonstration at Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The demo of the remote-controlled racing models is free with museum admission.
  • Appleton Alumni Association’s 66th Annual Banquet, Appleton Village School. Registration and social at 4:30 p.m. Banquet of roasted chicken, baked ham, baked potatoes, carrots, tossed salad, rolls and strawberry shortcake at 6 p.m. Class of 2018 members will be guests of honor and receive dinner free. To attend, send a check for $10 for dinner and $5 for dues to Dawn MacLeod, 175 Back Belmont Road, Belfast, ME 04915. FMI: 338-2034.
  • Campfire History at The First Church in Belfast, 104 Church St., 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and marshmallows to roast over the fire, and hear stories about the 200-year-old church and the people who have been part of its history.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

  • June Activities at Belfast Senior Center, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to Belfast-area residents 60+. Free; donations appreciated. Bring a bag lunch; stay as long as you wish. June 26: Bridge games. Noon sing-along. Celebration of June birthdays.
  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1, Rockport. Following the meeting, the group will visit Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Retired & active federal employees, their spouses, and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • Brown Bag Lunch with Focus on Aging at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, noon. The library continues its Solutions for Aging in Place series with social worker Ginny Vaitones and lawyer Jane Conrad, who will discuss advance health care directives, living wills and medical power of attorney. Bring lunch; beverages provided.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. (last Tuesdays of the month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • “Songs, Stories and Prayers Around the Campfire,” 6:30 p.m., Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old Country Road, Rockport. After the brief worship, there will be lawn games and strawberry shortcake. Bring a chair. All welcome. Future SSP events will be held July 24 and August 21, also at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta at Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Lisa Archer will discuss the community programming provided by Mid-Coast Maine Community Action. Stay for lunch ($5-$6.50). FMI: 563-1363.
  • Evening of Info for Small Business Owners, 5:30-8 p.m., Downeast School of Massage, 99 Moose Meadow Lane, Waldoboro. Experts will discuss micro-loans, tech assistance from the Small Business Development Center, funding opportunities, and how to navigate the permitting and licensing process. Free, but you must register: info@waldoborobusiness.org.
  • Talk in Belfast on Gut Health and the Microbiome, 6 p.m., UU Church. Free public talk by Elisa Ross, a registered dietitian nutritionist, on the microbiota that dwell in the body, and how they affect the risk for many diseases, including obesity, diabetes and neurodegenerative disease. Learn about the factors that can lead to dysbiosis, which is a microbiome out of balance. Sponsored by Belfast Co-op.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m., Rockport Public Library, Route 1. The topic will be using familysearch.org to find databases and images. Jesse Casas will lead the discussion. FMI: 236-2468, hashaw@earthlink.net.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Camden Senior Citizens to Meet, 11:30 a.m. The group will meet at the Lobster Pound in Lincolnville for lunch.
  • “Living the Questions 2.0,” 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 28 & July 12, The First Church in Belfast. The adult study sessions feature a video exploration with scholars, theologians and church leaders of an inclusive, broadminded Christianity, with a look at the Bible, atonement and sexual identification. FMI: 338-2282.

COMING UP:

  • 9th Annual Open House for Women at Lincoln County Rifle Club, 431 Main St., Damariscotta, on Sat., June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house will feature talks on gun safety and personal protection, demos by shooting experts, and an opportunity for women to try several shooting sports. Door prizes will be awarded and food trucks will be parked.
  • Georges Valley High School Class of 1973’s 45th Reunion, Sat., June 30, 4-10 p.m., American Legion Hall, Thomaston. FMI: Lura (Rister) Robinson, 542-8774 or the class’s Facebook page.
  • Week-Long Oar Making Workshop at The Apprenticeshop, Rockland, Mon.-Fri., July 2-6. Learn the basics of patterning, cutting, shaping and finishing a pair using traditional hand tools, and take home a finished pair. Tools and materials provided. Register online: apprenticeshop.org. FMI: ninanoah@apprenticeshop.org, 594-1800.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle, Sat., July 7, Great Salt Bay School, 559 Main St., Damaris-cotta. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit child abuse prevention programs. With new categories for kids, and a visor and strawberry shortcake for everyone. Online registration closes at 10 a.m. Fri., July 6: running4free.com. Advance registration $27; day-of $35.

ONGOING:

  • Station Maine Free Community Rowing, this summer the 32-foot Cornish pilot gig leaves Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays. All ages, skill levels welcome, be you resident or visitor. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org.
  • Tennis for Fun, the free tennis clinic for special needs children and adults meets Fridays 3-4 p.m. June-September at Belfast City Park. FMI: tennisforfun.org, 338-0905.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. Support for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. FMI: 930-2500.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish and Italian 10 a.m., French 11 a.m., German & Swedish noon.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Appleton Library Book Group for Adults, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and Kinship Program Support Groups, for all adoptive, foster & kinship families. 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. FMI: 800-833-9786, monica@affm.net.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • The Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, at 24 Lincoln St., offers numerous support programs. Sober Hang-Out 4-8 p.m. Thursdays & noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Friends & Family Together support group for friends & family of people with substance use disorders, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Narcotics Anonymous at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Refuge Recovery, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. FMI: Facebook.
  • Rockland Speaker’s Corner, Sundays, 4-5 p.m., corner of Park & Main streets. All welcome. FMI: ananur@twc.com.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • 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, 4th Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • 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, Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second and fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Tuesday Jams at Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 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. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, second Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Captain Albert Stevens School cafeteria. FMI: 338-6886, 322-4500.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders), first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Building. FMI: 593-2970.
  • Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner and 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families and friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location & other info: ananur@twc.com.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • People Helping People, network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Community Center. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Boothbay Harbor Community Center. Three Principles Course for anyone who feels stressed, depressed or angry and wants to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.