NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Author of “Addiction on Trial” to Speak at Camden Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Steven Kassels reads from and signs his book. Hosted by Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray in Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Theater Project’s Professional Ensemble performs the play based on Oscar Wilde’s novel of youth, beauty and corruption. $18 suggested for pay-what-you-want tix: theaterproject.com or 729-8584.
  • Drop Dead at The Playhouse in Belfast, 107 Church St. The farce by Bill Van Zandt and Jane Milmore opens at 7:30 p.m. with a special “Benefit with Desserts” show. The play will be performed this weekend and next weekend at 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays. A matinee is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $10 adults; $5 students & seniors. Call 338-5777 to reserve, then pay at the door. These are rescheduled dates.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • “Love Your Library; Your Library Loves You” Open House, 4:30-7 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. Free celebration with food, drinks, desserts, crafts for kids, info about resources, and entertainment by juggler Steve Athearn and jazz duo Bill Barnes and Spike Hyssong.
  • Contra Dance in Freedom, in Dirigo Grange, at Route 137 and High Street. Community dance at 6:30 p.m. Social break and snacks at 7:30 p.m. Contra dance at 8 p.m. with Chrissy Fowler calling and music by John Pranio on fiddle and harmonica, Toki Oshima on guitar, and Noah Fishman on mandolin and bass. Sliding-scale donation of $1-$10.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m., at People Plus, 35 Union St. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: folkdancebrunswick.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • “Niche Purveyors,” 1 p.m., Owls Head Transportation Museum. Second of four monthly programs in the Pioneers, Innovators & Maine series. This one introduces self-starters from Bixby & Co. confectioners, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Loyal Biscuit. $10 donation suggested.
  • Waldoboro Winterfest, in two spots: 9 a.m.-noon at Riverbrook Preserve, where you can ski or snowshoe the 1.5-mile loop, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waldoboro Sno-Crawlers Clubhouse, where you can ice fish, sled and snow-mobile. Campfires & refreshments at both locations, & volunteers on hand. FMI: medomakvalley.org. Winterfest is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, a statewide celebration packed with free events. Map & full schedule: greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Annual Ice Cutting & Harvest in South Bristol Village, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Thompson Ice House Harvesting Museum. You are invited to watch and take part in the ice harvest done the way it has been since 1826. With grilled hot dogs, soup, chili, baked goods and hot drinks. FMI: thompsonicehouse.com.
  • State Archivist David Cheever to Speak at Camden Library, 2 p.m. He presents curious facts about Maine’s sometimes extraordinary history during the Civil War in this Winter History Series talk co-sponsored by Camden-Rockport Historical Society.
  • V-Day 2018: Poets Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girls, from 3-5 p.m. at The Playhouse, 107 Church St., Belfast. Share original work or readings from those who inspire you. Donations taken for New Hope for Women and The Playhouse. Women’s voices, but all welcome. FMI: 338-5089.
  • Swing Dance Brunswick, 6-8 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. DJ Paul Krakauske supplies tunes. All ages welcome. No partner needed. Beginner lesson at 6 p.m. No street shoes on dance floor. $5. FMI: swingdancebrunswick.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • Photo Expedition to Namibia, 6:30 p.m., Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Rockland. Carla Skinder shows her pictures of nature and people, including birds, elephants and the Himba Tribe. Admission by donation.

COMING UP:

  • Three Days of Belfast Winter Whoopla, Feb. 23-25. It starts with the Ice Ball on Friday and features indoor and outdoor activities Saturday & Sunday. Full schedule: belfastmaine.org.
  • Talk on “Saudi Women: Change and Challenge,” Sat., Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m., Waldoboro Public Library. Writer and Arabic speaker Kay Hardy Campbell talks about the changes the kingdom’s women are facing, including a ruling that will let them start driving in June.
  • Gala Poetry Reading to Celebrate Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sat., Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum. Maine poets will take the stage to mark the Rockland-born bard’s 126th birthday.
  • The Peking Acrobats in Rockport, Thurs., March 1, 7 p.m., Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School. The troupe of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers and gymnasts perform daring maneuvers in vibrant costumes, accompanied by musicians on Chinese folk instruments. $25 adults; $10 under age 25: baychamberconcerts.org.
  • Comedian Bob Marley at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Thurs., March 1, at 8 p.m. The Maine funnyman delivers his standup in a Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County Winter Celebration. 18+ only. $25 tix: 563-3424 or at the box office 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Pianist Peter Saladino to Play in Damariscotta, at Schooner Cove Retirement Community on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus at 3 p.m. He will play jazz standards by Ellington and Monk, and current pop. Free and open to all.
  • Scotty River Trio at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 5:30 p.m. $5 at the door. Guitars and harmonies in the historic upstairs bar. FMI: 633-5159, boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • New Duo at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Classical flutist Maho Hisakawa and folk guitarist Will Brown join forces for the first time to perform classical pieces as well as Quebecois and Breton folk tunes in the library’s Reading Room Concert Series. All ages welcome at the free concert.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Vocalist Cindy Millar and By the Bay Trio in Tenants Harbor, 6-9 p.m., Quarry Tavern, 21 Mechanic St. They play love songs, jazz classics from Hollywood and Broadway, tunes from the Golden Age of American Song, and Latin rhythm standards.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Music@Noon Concert at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Mezzo-soprano Emily Jaworski and Portuguese pianist Inês Andrade play Schumann’s Five Leider Opus 40 and other pieces in the Bay Chamber Concerts’ series. Lunch and admission are included with tix: $30 adults; $10 under 25.

COMING UP:

  • Sights & Sounds Program on Frank Sinatra, Fri., Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at Schooner Cove Retirement Community (LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus), Damariscotta. Michael Elliott gives the free program about one of the best-selling music artists of all time. All welcome.
  • Primo Cubano at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Fri., Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Cuban Son and Latin beats. $10 for advance tix; $15 door. FMI: 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com.
  • Jazz at Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, at 374 Main St., on Sat., Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. Pianist Steve Lindsay and singer Dorie Barnes play a benefit for Millay House Rockland. There is no admission fee, but guests are encouraged to make a donation. The concert follows a Millay poetry reading at 2 p.m. the same day at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Visit The Millay House on Facebook for info.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler St., 7 p.m. Folk, country, gospel, blues. Players, listeners welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, St. George River Café, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome.

FILM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Black Panther,” “Peter Rabbit,” “I, Tonya,” “The Post.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: flagshipcinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “The Shape of Water.” FMI: boothbaycinema.org.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “The Greatest Showman.” FMI: atthelincoln.org, 563-3424. Captioning on Wednesday matinees.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Darkest Hour.”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Lincoln Theater Screens BBC’s “The Royal House of Windsor,” Damariscotta. Episodes 3 and 4 are shown at 2 p.m. The series continues next Friday. Free.
  • “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. Audrey Hepburn plays an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire.
  • “Cars 3,” 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Community Library. Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is suddenly sidelined. How will he get back on track? Free event, with snacks and surprises.
  • “The Ninth Day,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. A priest imprisoned at Dachau is released for nine days to go home for a funeral. Will he return to the death camp? Free.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Stories to Screen: Talking Animals – “Charlotte’s Web,” 10 a.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. E.B. White’s story about friendship, trust and love among barnyard animals is told in the animated musical. Free.
  • “Into the Light,” 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free screening of the documentary about a Marine returning from Afghanistan with psychological injuries of war who meets a therapist confronting her family’s struggles with mental illness. A panel Q&A with the filmmaker and others will follow.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Met Encore in HD: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amor, noon, Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Donizetti’s comic gem stars Pretty Yende as Adina and Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the peasant who falls in love with her.
  • “The Anonymous People,” 6:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. The documentary looks at the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term addiction recovery. Dr. Ira Mandel of Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will lead a discussion about how Maine is impacted. Free.
  • “Go Ganges!” at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. The Come Boating! Winter Adventure Series continues with a free screening of the film that tests the friendship of adventurers Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley as they travel down India’s sacred river, which is also the planet’s most populated and polluted.
  • Season One of “The Blue Planet” at Lincoln Theater During School Break, Damariscotta, 10 a.m. Tues.-Fri., Feb. 20-23. Free screenings of each episode from the series that explores the rich tapestry of life in the world’s oceans.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “13th” at Belfast Free Library, 6 p.m The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County screens the documentary that explores how criminal justice practices have perpetuated slavery despite the fact that it was outlawed by the Thirteenth Amendment. FMI: 338-5089.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. When a Southern family gathers for Big Daddy’s birthday, the heat is almost as oppressive as their lies.
  • “Step” at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Documentary about a Baltimore high school’s step team whose members chase their dreams of winning a championship and getting into college.

COMING UP:

  • Met Opera Live in HD: La Boheme, from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Sat., Feb. 24, at 12:30 p.m. Puccini’s tale of young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the early 1800s. The Strand shows an encore Tues., March 6, at 12:30 p.m.

ARTS

  • Online “Art You Love!” Auction, through Feb. 28, with works by dozens of local artists to support Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Preview: cmcanow.org/auction.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Reception to Open Barbara Peacock Photography Show in Portland, 6-8 p.m., USM Glickman Family Library, Maine Museum of Photographic Arts Gallery, 5th floor, 314 Forest Ave. Selections from “American Bedroom,” which offers unguarded portraits of Americans in their bedrooms, and “HomeTown.” On display through May 5. FMI: mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Reception for Show of “People on the Move,” 3:30-6 p.m., Camden Public Library. It celebrates the joint show at the library and at Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland through Feb. 27. Works range from portraiture to large three-dimensional pieces and illustrate new Mainers, and the theme “A Human Crisis, Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and the Internally Displaced.”

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • “Instant Photo Emulsion Lift” Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Julia Raite invites you to dust off your Polaroid camera and create art by deconstructing instant film images. $65. Also from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, “Encaustic Painting” taught by Hélène Farrar. Hands-on workshop using pigmented wax and heated palette. With a chat about historical and contemporary encaustic practices. $65 plus $40 materials fee. Need-based scholarships are available for both classes. FMI: 338-2222 or waterfallarts.org.
  • Poetry Workshop at Belfast Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Maine Literary Award winner Megan Grumbling teaches it. FMI: mainewriters.org.
  • Potluck and Pickup Party for “What’s Nude in Boothbay Harbor?,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 53 Fine Arts Gallery, 53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Artists in the group show celebrating the human form will pick up their works. The public is invited; bring a potluck dish.
  • Monologue Intensive with Stella Adler Studio Instructor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cold Comfort Theater in Belfast offers the class led by Joe Goscinski to all ages, experienced and inexperienced. $50. FMI: coldcomforttheater@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Reception to Open “Jacob Hessler + Richard Blanco | Boundaries,” 1-4 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. The show is a collaboration between landscape photographer Hessler of Camden and Presidential Inaugural poet Blanco of Bethel. Blanco will give a reading at the public reception at 1:30 p.m. The show runs Feb. 17-May 27.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “The Second Half of Andrew Wyeth’s Life,” 2:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, Newcastle. Historian Jerry Wiles gives a free public talk about the artist’s life from 1948 to his death in 2009. Wyeth is renowned for his paintings, including “Christina’s World” and “Winter 1946.” All welcome.
  • 4-Week “Storytelling 101” Class in Hope, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 14, Sweet Tree Arts. Meghan Vigeant leads the workshop to help people become better storytellers, gain public-speaking confidence, and find their voice. The class takes inspiration from The Moth, which puts storytellers on stage to tell true stories without notes. $100. FMI: storiestotell.net.

COMING UP:

  • The Midcoast Art Hive Opens in Rockland, Sun., Feb. 25, from 1-4 p.m., at The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Suite 9. The Art Loft hosts it in collaboration with the international network of Art Hives, which celebrate the creative capacities of all individuals and foster self-directed creativity and learning. During Art Hive hours, supplies will be available. Participants are also invited to bring their own. It is not a class. Free and open to everyone. FMI: midcoastarthive@gmail.com or artloftrockland.org.

ONGOING:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through March 4. “Andrew Wyeth: Her Room,” through March 20. “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero,” through April 1. “Jamie Wyeth: The Kennedy Studies,” through April 1. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” through Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Eliot Porter’s Nature,” through March 18. “The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” through June 3.

FOOD

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • “Say Cheese, Please!” Cheesecake Class, 5:30-8 p.m., Nobleboro Central School, Nobleboro. Learn how to make a New York–style cheesecake from scratch, and three additional variations. $39. Sign-up: clc.maineadulted.org, 563-2811.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Noon Music in Lent in Camden, for the 11th consecutive year at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St. The program features a half hour of music by players who donate their time, followed by a free lunch of hot soup, bread and fruit in the Parish Hall. All welcome; the free-will offering goes to Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Columbian Club, 807 Middle St. Eggs to order, bacon, juice and many other options. $7 adults; $3 under 12; free under 3.
  • “Soup Sunday” at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitors will be met by a volunteer greeter who can give info on the groomed snowy trails. Hot locally made soup will be on sale for $5 a bowl in the barn, where the woodstove will be lit.
  • 14th Annual Moosehead Chocolate Festival, 1-4 p.m., Greenville School cafeteria. More than 40 varieties of chocolate, Chocolate Lovers Luncheon, and a Fast Pass system offering early admission for chocoholics. Tix: DestinationMooseheadLake.com/chocolate.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Free Community Meal in Bremen, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bremen Union Church, 523 Waldoboro Road. Baked beans, pulled pork, hot dogs, cole slaw, biscuits, and gingerbread with whipped cream for dessert. If you know house-bound people in the area who would appreciate having a hot meal brought to them, call 832-1283 by Sun., Feb. 18.
  • International Bean Supper with Turkish Food in Belfast, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church in Belfast. $20 per person supports Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County. Reservations required: hvowc.ed@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “Supermarket Smarts,” 11 a.m.-noon, Hannaford Supermarket, Belfast. Join dietician Allison Sherman for a tour with tips on how to fill your cart with ingredients for healthy family meals. Free, but you must register: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Winter Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio, 5:30 p.m., MOFGA’s kitchen at its Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Make buckwheat injera with whitefish spread, shredded beet salad, cornbread with herb butter, chicken soup with verdurette, and acorn brownies. $35; $25 MOFGA members: mofga.org.

COMING UP:

  • National Toast Day at Rockport Public Library, Fri., Feb. 23. The library will be open all day and offering anyone who stops by hot toast from their choice of breads (gluten-free among them) and jams, jellies and other toppings. Free.
  • Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Barb Guy, Fri., Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m., Rockland Elks, 210 Rankin St. She has been at Eastern Maine Medical Center since early January due to complications from pneumonia. Suggested donation of $10 adults; $5 kids 10+.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15:

  • Free Tour of Timber Harvest in Bristol, 2-4 p.m. Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service sponsor the trip led by Forester Morten Moesswilde in Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Bearce-Allen Preserve and Demonstration Forest to see the results of a recent and careful timber harvest. FMI: 441-2895, 596-2040 or info@knox-lincoln.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • “Gardening for Growth and Learning,” 10 a.m., Camden Public Library. Liz Stanley discusses why gardeners are always chasing new knowledge, and the many lessons that gardening bestows in Camden Garden Club’s free public Winter Horticulture Series.
  • Talk by Bonsai Expert in Camden, noon, Merryspring Nature Center. Ernie Glabau busts the myth that the miniature container plants are hard to grow, and he shows various species. $5; members free.
  • Talk on Lavender at Bath Garden Club Meeting, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St. A social will be followed by a talk by Lorie Costigan of Glendarragh Lavender Farm in Appleton. All welcome. FMI: 666-3078.
  • “Gardening in Tune with Nature,” 2 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Take a slide tour of gardens bursting with life and learn how to create a garden that supports birds, butterflies and other species at a free public Belfast Garden Club program by Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto.
  • Talk on Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law, 3 p.m., Rockport Town Office. Forester Morten Moesswilde gives an overview of the requirements and provisions of the law that lets woodland owners save money on property taxes. No need to register. FMI 441-2895 or morten.moesswilde@maine.gov.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “Maine Birds, Birdsongs and Blooms,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts, owner of Deer Foot Farm in Appleton, offers a preview of spring bird songs and the plants native to each bird’s habitat. Free; open to adults 50+. You must register: 921-6116.
  • “Permaculture and Regenerative Food Systems,” 6:30 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Jesse Watson gives an overview of the permaculture design process and discusses how we can grow food and heal ecosystems so that they produce useful products for all species.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • “Maple Sugaring for the Small Woodlot Owner” Demo & Tour, 2-4 p.m. at Simmons & Daughters Sugar House in Morrill, 261 Weymouth Road. Expert Kathy Hopkins will give a hands-on presentation on identifying donor trees, tapping them and making syrup, and what equipment is needed. Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service sponsor the free public event, which goes on snow or shine. Dress for the field. FMI: 218-5311.

COMING UP:

  • Japanese Flower Arranging at Penobscot School in Rockland, Sat., Feb. 24 and March 3, 9-10:30 a.m. both days. Use fresh flowers to learn the art of ikebana, which combines balance, form and creativity. Taught by Sachiko Clough. $95 for both days includes all materials. FMI: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.
  • 7-Week Course for New Beekeepers, Tuesdays, Feb. 27-April 10, 6-8:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall in Damariscotta. Beekeepers in their first or second year will get expert advice on equipment, seasonal management, honey extraction, bee diseases and more, as well as hands-on experience. $50. Learn more at klcbee.com. Registration: 586-6800 or rmllamas1@gmail.com.

FAIRS & SALES

  • Mid-Coast Audubon Birdseed Sale, the fund-raiser to help the group continue promoting long-term, responsible use of natural resources, now under way. Order by Fri., Feb. 16: 380-1370 or sschubel@tidewater.com (put “birdseed” in subject line). Pick up Sat., March 3, 10 a.m.-noon at Plants Unlimited, Rockport.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. each day, with 1,665 lots that can be seen at thomastonauction.com.

KIDS & PARENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • “Winter Wonderland” at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta, 10-11 a.m. in Damariscotta River Association’s Frogs and Pollywogs monthly hands-on nature program for preschoolers and caregivers. This one features dogsledding and snow-shelter building. $3 per kid; prepay for five and get a sixth class free. Registration: 563-1393.
  • After-School Music Workshop at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 5-5:45 p.m. The monthly Midcoast Music Academy workshop lets kids 4-8 move, sing and try different instruments. $5. Registration: 596-0300 or in person at the 75 Mechanic Street museum.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Craft Program to Mark Chinese New Year, 11 a.m., Coastal Children’s Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Artist Marianne Swittlinger shows kids of all ages how to make a drum decorated for 2018, the Year of the Dog. Included with admission; free for members.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Free Family Fun at DRA’s Winter Fest, at Round Top Farm, noon-3 p.m. The Damariscotta River Association partners with Great Salt Bay School’s PTO to offer sledding, ice skating, a dog sled demo, crafts, a campfire, hotdogs on the grill for $1, and free hot chocolate. The warming hut will be open and ice skates and snowshoes of all sizes will be available to borrow.
  • “Owls of Maine” at Chewonki in Wiscasset, first of five monthly Animal Adventures at Chewonki’s Center for Environmental Education (where a finback whale skeleton hangs from the ceiling). Kids and adults will get hands-on learning and meet live animals. Tix: tnhp.chewonki.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • February School Break Activities in the Midcoast, include these:
  • —Owls Head Transportation Museum, activities at 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration: owlshead.org.
  • —Print & Paint Camp in Belfast, Waterfall Arts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Kids 9-13 are invited to explore ways to make art with leaders Bridget Matros and Karin Otto. Sibling discounts and scholarships available. FMI: 338-2222, waterfallarts.org.
  • —Theatre Day Camp in Bangor, Penobscot Theatre Company Dramatic Academy, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For kids 4-14. $50 per day; $225 for the week. FMI: 947-6618 or education@penobscottheatre.org.
  • —Four ArtLabs for All Ages at CMCA in Rockland, Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Free all-ages labs are offered from 2-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
  • —Tanglewood Camp, Lincolnville, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Kids 5-12 will hike, snowshoe, track animals, build shelters and do crafts. $155. FMI: 789-5808 or patricia.chapman@maine.edu.
  • —“Winter Wonderland” at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Kids 6-11 will snowshoe, track, dogsled, make art and play nature-inspired games. $180; $160 Damariscotta River Association members.
  • —WWI Tech Week at Maine State Museum, Augusta, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Explore codes, periscopes, planes and other period tech. Activities are free with admission, which is $3 adults; $2 adults 62+ and kids 6-18; free under 6; $10 family cap. FMI: mainestatemuseum.org.
  • —Art Camp at Farnsworth’s Gamble Education Center, Rockland, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday. Kids 5-7 will make a dragon sock puppet. $98; $80 Farnsworth members.
  • —Human/Nature at Vose Library in Union, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday. For kids 6-11. Free program centered around phenology of winter in Georges River watershed. Sign-up is required: 441-7501 or librarian@voselibrary.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • “Spin Me a Yarn” Storytime at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Kids will hear the tale “Extra Yarn” by Mac Barnett, followed by fuzzy crafts.
  • Free Winter Survival Program on Sears Island, 1-3 p.m. Expert Serena Cole leads an exploration of the island’s winter woods and points out plant and animal adaptations to cold climates, as well as outdoor survival strategies for humans, including how to build a simple shelter. For kids 6-12 with an adult. Sign-up: friendsofsearsisland.org.
  • 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: Presidents’ Day.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Two Shows of “Animal Adaptations: Survival in the Wild,” 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Bremen Library. Kids of all ages will learn about webbed feet, camouflage and spiky spines, and they will meet three live animals. Save a seat: 529-5572 or bremenmainelibrary@gmail.com.
  • Dinosaur Afternoon at Rockland Public Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. It starts with a story, and then kids can make a fossil and dino egg, and help put together a large dinosaur skeleton. Free. Kids under 11 must be with an adult.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers at Belfast Free Library, 3 p.m. The troupe puts on “The Legend of the Banana Kid,” using 20 puppets to tell the tale of Little Chucky, who heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws. The 45-minute show is recommended for ages 4+. Free.

COMING UP:

  • In-Person Help for Parents & Kids Seeking Financial Aid for College, Weds., Feb. 28, from 6-8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s third floor. Get help from FAME (Financial Authority of Maine) in filling out the FAFSA, the application used by schools to determine student eligibility for federal financial aid.

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: Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 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: Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.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, FEBRUARY 15:

  • “Immigrant Ancestors: Life In Their New Land,” 5-6:30 p.m., Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. The free genealogy program will focus on using U.S. records from the 19th and 20th centuries to help researchers trace where their ancestors first settled in North America.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Pilates Classes in St. George, 47 Main, Fridays (no class Feb. 23). Mat at 9:30 a.m. Chair at 10:30 a.m. $15 per class. No sign-up needed. FMI: 593-6007 or centerpilatesme@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • “Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace,” daylong conference at Jewett Auditorium, UMaine Augusta. FMI: uma.edu/uasconference.
  • Lenten Vigil for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works, continues Saturdays in Lent from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet across from the administration building on Washington Street to protest the building of warships by General Dynamics. FMI: 763-4062.
  • Cabin Fever Reliever at First Baptist Church in Belfast, 95 High St., 5 p.m. Free soup meal and a movie. All welcome.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, from 9-11 a.m. For skiers 15+. Bring your own equipment or rent some for $12 from Maine Sport Outfitters, who will be on site. Learn the basics of skiing and trail etiquette. $20; $15 Midcoast Conservancy members. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org or 389-5150.
  • “How Pigeons Are Judged” Topic of Central Maine Bird Fanciers’ Meeting, at Washington Grange Hall across from the library. Potluck at noon, short meeting at 1 p.m., and talk afterward by Scott Landry, Brian Read and Bob Ames on show standards. Attendees are welcome to bring pigeons to use for examples. FMI: 372-8194 or 832-6130.
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby Workshop in Rockland, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, across from Chickawaukie beach on Route 17. All are invited to a meeting of a new chapter of the fast-growing national group, whose sole mission is to get politicians on board in the fight against climate change.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Meditation Class in Rockport, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center. For newbies and those looking to get back into it. Free; you must register: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Intergenerational Book Club to Meet at Thomaston Library, 2:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. All welcome.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group in Rockland, 3-4 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Camden Philosophical Society to Meet, 4 p.m., Camden Public Library. New members are always welcome at the lively discussion group, which will now meet third Tuesdays monthly.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group in Rockport, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.
  • “Art of Conversation” Study Group at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School St., from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 20. By donation. Registration: 594-1694 or rocklandshambhala@gmail.com.
  • Three Meetings About Bristol Dam Plans, to improve alewife passage while maintaining upstream water levels. Two meetings are set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church in New Harbor. The third will be Thurs., March 1, at noon in Bristol Library. FMI: 677-3703.
  • “Essentials of College Planning” Workshops in February, free for those 19+ who want to learn about admissions, financial aid, career planning, study skills. Hutchinson Center in Belfast: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20 & 27. University College Rockland: 9 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 22, and Mon., Feb. 26. FMI: 800-281-3703, meoc.maine.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Lunch & Learn at Spectrum Generations in Damariscotta, with guest Robin Maginn, senior fitness instructor, who will give an “All About the Heart” program covering the best exercises for seniors to improve their heart health. Donation of $5-$6.50 suggested for lunch. RSVP: 563-1363.
  • Meeting to Consider How to Spend 2019 USDA Funds, 1-3 p.m., Searsmont Town Office. Foresters, woodland owners, members of land trusts, agricultural producers, those familiar with natural resource concerns in Knox or Waldo counties, and other interested parties are invited to give input to the Local Working Group for Knox and Waldo Counties, who will be making recommendations to the Natural Resources Conservation Service on how to spend USDA Farm Bill funds for conservation practices on private lands in 2019. Contact the Knox-Lincoln or Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation districts for more info.
  • Book Discussion at Vose Library: Thoreau’s “The Maine Woods,” 6:30 p.m. The public library in Union offers the first session in the monthly Let’s Talk About It: Defining Wilderness, Defining Maine series, presented with the Maine Humanities Council. All welcome.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • “You’ve Received Your DNA Results – Now What?,” 5-6:30 p.m. The Genealogy Club meets at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. The free club is open to all, not just library members.
  • “The Gift of Winter,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Acupuncturist and herbalist Rhonda Feiman talks about time-tested Asian medicine and Qi-gong movements that strengthen the immune system and support mind and body in winter. Free. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Cross-Country Ski Outing in Belfast, Sat., Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Grab your gear and meet Hale Morrell of Coastal Mountains Land Trust at the footbridge. If there is no snow, there will be a walk. Open to all ages, and part of the Winter Whoopla weekend. FMI: belfastmaine.org.
  • Simply Books! Club to Meet at Camden Public Library, Sat., Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no set reading list. Bring along and tell the group about what you are reading. New members welcome.
  • Fat Bike Day at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, Sun., Feb. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fat bikes will be available for anybody who wants to try one on the snowy (or not) trails. Bring your own helmet. The fire pit will be blazing, so bring something to roast, if you wish. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • “Citizen’s Public Safety Academy,” six-week course starting Weds., Feb. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at Camden Fire Dept. Local and state officials will talk about everything from wildfire mitigation to traffic stops. Free, but you must register: adulted@fivetowns.net, 236-7800.
  • “Citizen’s Police Academy,” Weds., Feb. 28-May 2, 6-9 p.m. offering citizens a look at how law enforcement, corrections and communications employees do their jobs. Applications due Feb. 20. Download one from knoxso.com/community/cpa or get one at Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Environmental Book Club Meetings at Deer Foot Farm Cafe in Appleton, Wednesdays, March 7 & 21, 9:30-11 a.m. The book is Doug Tallamy’s “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.” Read the first half of the book before the first meeting. Appleton Library has copies. Register to attend with Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District: 596-2040.

ONGOING:

  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • 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.
  • Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.
  • 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.
  • Station Maine Rowing in Rockland, free to all midcoasters. Community rows 10 a.m. Saturdays; kids under 13 with an adult. FMI: 594-1478. Adult racing crew 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: 975-6661. Youth rowing for kids 13+ from 3-5 p.m. Fridays. FMI: 691-2037.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays, 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.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Sober Hang-Out, Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. & Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Safe, sober, supportive hang-out. FMI: 691-3697.
  • SMART Recovery, Fridays, 6 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Nonreligious, no-steps, scientifically proven program for recovery from substance use disorders. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Narcotics Anonymous, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Refuge Recovery in Rockland, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions: Wednesdays, 6 p.m., at Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St.; Sundays, 6 p.m., at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St. FMI: RRrockland@gmail.com.
  • Friends & Family Together, Thursdays, 4 p.m., Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Suite 103, Rockland. Support group for family & friends of people with substance use disorders. FMI: 691-3697.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All 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 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. 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.
  • “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.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • 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.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • 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, third 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: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • 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, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.
  • 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.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd and 4th 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.