NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Famed Captains and Shipbuilders Trolley Tours, 4 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26. Hosted by Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. The trolley departs from the Bath museum and passes grand homes on the way to Oak Grove Cemetery for a guided walk led by the Lady in the Red Cloak. Registration: mainemaritimemuseum.org or 443-1316.
  • Free Halloween Reading at Jefferson Public Library, 6 p.m. P.G. Smith reads from his recently published “Prayers for Evil: A Novel.” The talk is suitable for all ages, but the book contains adult themes. Copies will be on sale.
  • “You Are the Architect of Your Destiny,” 6 p.m. at Thompson Community Center, Union. Prem Sadasivananda gives a program on how “our past, present and future are an interplay of our thoughts made manifest,” and also leads meditation and chanting. By donation.
  • “Haunted” Evening of Spooky and Strange Stories and Music, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Librarians Jessie Blanchard and Patty King are joined by Rockland Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd and musician Mark Ryer for the program suitable for teens and adults. Wear a costume, if you like.
  • “Landmarks of Camden” Shown in Historical Photographs, 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Ken Gross shows photos from the library’s Walsh History Center collection, and invites residents to bring their own vintage photos to share in this Discovery History Month event.
  • Public Forum on “Preventing Gun Violence,” 7 p.m., First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St. The Faith and Public Issues Task Force hosts the free forum moderated by Roy Hitchings. Speakers are Nick Wilson of the Maine Gun Safety Coalition and Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden. Free trigger locks will be available at the program.
  • Detroit, Brunswick’s Theater Project presents Lisa d’Amour’s dark comedy in which a quintessential American backyard party turns into something dangerous. Oct. 12-29: Thurs., Fri., Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. Pay-what-you-want; $18 suggested: 729-8584 or theaterproject.com.
  • Misery, Penobscot Theater Company performs the William Goldman play based on Stephen King’s novel at Bangor Opera House from Oct. 12-Nov. 5. FMI; penobscottheatre.org or 942-3333.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Senator Susan Collins to Speak at Pen Bay Chamber Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Samoset Resort, Rockport. Admission includes breakfast. $35 non-members; $30 members: camdenrockland.com.
  • Soup & Suspense in Union with Author Bruce Robert Coffin, 1 p.m. at Vose Public Library. The former Portland homicide detective reads from and talks about his latest crime novel, “Beneath the Depths,” from HarperCollins Publishers. A variety of homemade soups will be available. $8 suggested donation.
  • “Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency,” 2:30 p.m., Collins Center for the Arts at UMaine Orono. The 2017 Cohen Lecture features former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen; Ambassador Marc Grossman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; and Andrew Card Jr., former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush.
  • Husband & Wife Authors to Read in Rockport, 5:30 p.m., Barnswallow Books, 166 Russell Ave. Crime novelist Paul Doiron and poet Kristen Lindquist read from and discuss their latest work. Refreshments.
  • This Weekend: On Golden Pond by the Belfast Maskers, at the First Church in Belfast at 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Meg Nickerson directs the play about an aging couple whose summer foray is disrupted by their daughter and teenage grandson. $15 adults; $10 students and seniors. Tix at door and belfastmaskers.com.
  • 6th Annual Maine Peace Walk for Conversion, Community and Climate, Oct. 13-21. This year’s walk focuses on efforts to convert Bath Iron Works to peaceful, sustainable production. All are welcome to vigils at BIW, to drop fliers at Bath homes and businesses, and to attend evening programs with films and music. Full schedule: vfpmaine.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Open Houses at Hope Historical Society, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28. Apple and pumpkin pies and homemade baked beans on sale. Raffle tix on sale for king-size patchwork quilt, drawing on Nov. 6.
  • KnitMaine-ia Fashion Show at Belfast Boathouse, 2 p.m. Local knit and crotchet artistry walks the runway to live music by Splendid Ibis. Silent auction, door prize, cider and delicacies at the post-show reception. The Women of St. Margaret’s hold it to raise funds for New Hope for Women. $12 at the door.
  • Author of “Reflections from Maple Crest Pond” at Rockland Library, 2 p.m. Talk by author Joanne Niswander on her book of “devotionals for people who don’t do devotions.” The 88-year-old talks about the benefits of daily reflection and how she views aging.
  • In Searsport: “Last Night at the Museum” with Living Portraits, from 5-7 p.m. Penobscot Marine Museum’s portraits will come alive to tell stories to visitors. Half-hour tours leave PMM’s Visitor Center every 15 minutes. $5 adults; $3 kids; $12 families. FMI: penobscotmarinemuseum.org.
  • 13th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival,Pop-Up Poetry Reading will be held 2-3:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Sign-up opens at 1:45 p.m. Bring one or two poems.
  • “Fright Goes Nuclear” at Fort Knox in Prospect, with the 19th-century granite fort turned into an apocalyptic nightmare, on Sat., Oct. 14, and on Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 20 & 21, 27 & 28, 5:30-9 p.m. (arrive no later than 8:30 p.m.). $10 adults; $5 under 12: e-tickets are available at frightXtix.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • 15th Annual Waldo County Pie & Story Festival and Baking Contest, 1-4 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse. With music and storytelling by Jennifer Armstrong and friends. Halfway through the festival, pie goes on sale for $1 a slice. Facebook has details on how to enter your own sweet or savory pie.
  • Storyteller to Portray 1800s Maine Pioneer Ancestor, 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Jude Lamb dons period costume and tells the story of her forbear Eunice Lakeman Hoar, who trekked with her husband and their nine children through the snow to Rangeley Lake, where they settled.
  • Lighthouse Legends and Lore Boat Cruises, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29. Offered by Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. The Merrymeeting departs the Bath museum’s dock to cruise past several lighthouses. Cash bar and snacks on sale. You may bring nonalcoholic drinks and food. $65 adults; $42 ages 6-12; $5 under 6. FMI: mainemaritimemuseum.org or 443-1316.
  • “The U.S. Resettlement Program: What Will 2018 Look Like?,” 4 p.m., Nativity Luthern Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport. Staci Coomer gives the talk in the church’s Refugee Sunday program. She is Vice President for Development, Outreach and Communications for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. FMI: refugeesunday.lirs.org.
  • Harvest Dinner & Contra Dance, Arlington Grange Hall, Whitefield. The Lincoln County Democrats serve soups and chowders at 5 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. dance features caller John McIntire and band The Oshima Family. Dance $12; dinner $10; both $20. Tix: tinyurl.com/17harvest.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Historical Talk at The Lincoln Home: “A Young Loyalist,” 3 p.m. Historian Hank Lunn tells the story of his ancestor, a 16-year-old American loyalist who joined the Irish Volunteers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to fight for Britain’s King. The Lincoln Home is at 22 River Road in Newcastle.
  • Belfast Community Radio to Hold Potluck and Free Halloween Ball, at 5:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church on High Street. Come in costume as your favorite radio personality. DJ Doug Bacon will spin dance tunes. WBFY 100.9 FM streams at belfastcommunityradio.org. FMI: rooted@fairpoint.net.
  • “Maine’s Wild Brook Trout,” 7 p.m., Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St., Rockport. George’s River Trout Unlimited hosts the free public talk by biologist Merry Gallagher, who explores how the history and current status of Maine’s wild brook trout sets the stage for current conservation efforts. Come at 6 p.m. if you plan to dine first. FMI: 230-9123 or georgesrivertu.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Maine Earth Science Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maine State Museum, 230 State St., Augusta. Day of exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages on topics from minerals and gems to solar electricity. Free. Teachers & others bringing groups urged to make reservations. FMI: mainestatemuseum.org or 287-2301.
  • “Is This the Greatest Crisis Since the Civil War?” at Camden Library, 7 p.m. Retired political science professor, newsman and veteran Michael Roskin speaks about the current political climate and how it compares to historical tensions. His talk leads up to the 2018 Camden Conference.
  • Leading Conservation Scientist to Give Public Talk in Walpole, 7 p.m., Brooke Hall at Darling Marine Center, Dr. Phillip Levin on “Integrating Diverse Perspectives to Create Conservation Solutions that Benefit Nature and People.” Levin is the lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy in Washington state.
  • Illustrated Talk on Jeffersonians Who Served in World War I, 7 p.m., Jefferson Fire & Rescue Building. Author Jason Libby gives a free public talk on several of the 48 Jefferson people who served, including Bernice Ames, who was a nurse. His talk follows a short meeting of Jefferson Historical Society.
  • Lincolnville Community Library Fall Presentation & Concert, 7 p.m. Talk by Gin Mackey of Owls Head, author of “Disappear Our Dead.” Concert by Miners Creek, rooted in bluegrass with a heavy sprinkling of blues, folk, Latin, Appalachian and old-time gospel. Advance reserve tix are $10: 975-5432.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Annual Banquet of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, 4-8:30 p.m., Jewell Lodge at Camp Wavus on Damariscotta Lake. Celebrate 70 years of land and water conservation with appetizers, dinner, music, cash bar and raffles. $15. Registration: 596-2040 or knox-lincoln.org.
  • Evening with Poet Kristen Lindquist in Tenants Harbor, 4 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library. The Camden resident will read her poetry, discuss the life of a poet and take audience questions.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Alzheimer’s Researcher at Chats with Champions, 10 a.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Talk by Gareth Howell, Ph.D., on the work at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor to develop new and improved mouse models for studying Alzheimer’s.
  • Talk on the Health of Maine’s Aquatic Environment, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Dr. Heather Hamlin of UMaine tells how manmade chemicals affect reproduction and development of aquatic animals in her talk, “Endocrine Disruptors in Aquatic Ecosystems: What Can Hormones Tell Us About the Health of Maine’s Aquatic Environment?”
  • “Owls: Life After Dark in the Avian World,” 7 p.m. Tom Arter of Mid-Coast Maine Audubon describes the ten species that call Maine home and describes how these fascinating birds have adapted to thrive in the northern climate.
  • “Gulliver’s Troubles: America First, American Leadership, or One Among Many?,” 7 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Talk by Gordon Adams, a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center and professor in the U.S. Foreign Policy Program at the School of International Service at American University. Presented ahead of the 2018 Camden Conference.
  • “Restoring Classic Yachts,” 7 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Alec Brainerd of Artisan Boatworks talks about rebuilding Sculpin, a 1916 Herreshoff-designed Fish class. His talk is part of Rockport Public Library’s month-long Seafaring Series.

COMING UP:

  • “Delicious” Story Slam in the Barn at Hope Orchards, Fri., Oct. 20. Taste a variety of apples at 6 p.m. Storytelling starts at 7 p.m., with Ian Collins, John Cutler, Bill Jones, Laura MacKay and Argy Nestor spinning yarns. $15 tix: SweetTreeArts.org or the orchard, near Hope Corner.
  • “The Art and Science of Maritime Search and Rescue,” Fri., Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain David Gardner tells what happens when a Mayday call comes in, and leads the audience into the world of SAR planning.
  • Union Fair “Trail of Terror,” Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, and Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 30 & 31, 6-9 p.m. each night. FMI: 785-3044 or erica@ericaharrimanCPA.com.
  • Talk on Thomaston High School Graduates Who Died in Service, Sat., Oct. 21, at 10 a.m., Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland. Free public talk by Susan Devlin of Thomaston Historical Society on Tauno Brooks, whose plane was shot down in Korea in 1952, and Sayward Hall and Arthur “Jack” Elliot, who were both killed in Vietnam in the 1960s.
  • Mystery Writer Dorothy Cannell to Speak at Waldoboro Public Library, Sat., Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m. Free public talk by the author of Agatha Award-winning novel “Family Jewels,” the Ellie Haskell series, and others. Books will be on sale.
  • Talk by Author Noel Oakes at Owls Head Community Building, Sat., Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m. Owls Head Mussel Ridge Historical Society hosts the author of “Making Do and Getting By” and “Martha’s Diary and Her Life in Jarvise Gore, Maine.” He talks about growing up during the Great Depression. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 594-4774.
  • Talk in Belfast: “Native American Resistance and Survival,” Sat., Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St. Free public talk by Dr. Pauleena MacDougall, Director Emerita of University of Maine Folklife Center and author of “The Penobscot Dance of Resistance.”
  • “Disruption! Four True Tales of Life’s Unexpected Turns,” Sat., Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. The storytelling program is led by podcaster Jenny Tibbetts of Jackson, who produces “Lunar Datebook,” featuring Maine-based fiction, essays and poetry. Adult content; not for children or teens.
  • Raiza Red Performs for Meals on Wheels Benefit Dance, Sat., Oct. 21, 7-10 p.m., American Legion Hall, 335 Limerock St., Rockland, with a guest appearance by Ernie Bullard, kitchen manager for Meals on Wheels. $10 suggested at the door by cash or check.
  • Midcoast Actors “Alive” with Frankenstein, Fri. & Sat., Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 22, 29, at 2 p.m., The Crosby Center, 96 Church St., Belfast. Directed by Eric Perkins and cast includes Tyler Johnstone and Eric Sanders. Tickets are $18/adults, $10/students. FMI: midcoastactors.org, midcoastactors@gmail.com, or call the MAS box office at 370-7592.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Castlebay Presents “Music of Coastal Maine,” 7 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee offer a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic with songs, dance tunes and airs inspired by their nautical and Celtic heritage. Rockport Public Library hosts the free concert in its Seafaring Series.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Vicky Andres & Life Itself at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Edgy alternative, rock and funk.
  • Seth Glier at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The folk and pop singer-songwriter and activist is known for his passionate live sets and command of both the piano and guitar. $15 tix: rocklandstrand.com. $18 door.
  • Sultans of String at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The group celebrates musical fusion in their genre-hopping extravaganza. $18 tix: 536-5850 or camdenoperahouse. $22 door.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Rose & The Wayfaring Strangers at Fraternity Village Store in Searsmont, 6-8 p.m. The band that has performed around the midcoast draws on a repertoire that includes Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, throws in “older rock and some bluegrass gospel.” Amanda’s Pies on sale.
  • “Badass Women Who Rock” in Belfast, 6-10 p.m., The Crosby Center, 96 Church St. Necessary Music Productions presents Sugarbush, Random Ideas, and Vicky Andres & Life Itself. $15 door; free under 13.
  • Nancy Jones and Lora Stanchfield at St. George River Cafe, Warren, 6 p.m. They sing country, folk and oldies.
  • Rockport Composer in Concert of Original Piano Music, 7 p.m. at Union Hall, Rockport. Performance by John Mehrmann, faculty member at Bay Chamber Music School and UMaine at Augusta. He has written music for the Bangor and Portland symphonies and commercials for Reebok. Tix at the door are $15 adults; free under 18.
  • Acappella Group The Bobs at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The iconic group goes on tour for the last time. $25 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $30 door.
  • Will Brown & David Foley at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Celtic, Breton and transatlantic tunes.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Germany’s Auryn Quartet at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 3 p.m. The renowned quartet has played around the world. $20 cash donation at the door.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Folk and Jazz at Schooner Cove Retirement Community, 3 p.m. on the LincolnHealth-Miles campus. Julie Thompson and Neil Lamb perform.
  • Eliza Neals Band at Time Out Pub in Rockland, 7 p.m., Monday Night Blues show. $15 cover.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Music@Noon Series Opens with Bayside Trio, at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. The trio with its dynamic and imaginative approach to chamber music performs “Not Just a Place: Dark Memories from an Old Tango Hall,” & other pieces. $30 adults; $10 under 25. FMI: baychamberconcerts.org.
  • Open Mic at Savory Maine in Damariscotta, to benefit Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc. Solo artists, small bands and other performers are invited to sign up at 5:30 p.m. for an eight-minute, two-song slot. The mic will be open 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Open Mic Plus Opens at Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 Route 1, Stockton Springs. Musicians, storytellers, poets and other performers of all ages and levels of talent are welcome to take the stage at 7 p.m. Feature performer Scott Cleveland goes on at 8:15 p.m. to play original and reinterpreted jazz, R&B, and blues tunes. Admission by sliding scale of $3-$10. Free under 18. FMI: 567-4044.

COMING UP:

  • “A Night of Original Music” at St. George River Cafe in Warren, Sat., Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Leah Rainy is backed up by Tyler Lee on drums, Spike Hyssong on bass, Anthony Marsh on guitar and Jim James on harmonica for an “eclectic blend of jazz, folk and indie.”
  • Cheryl Wheeler at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Sat., Oct. 21. Kenny White opens at 7:30 p.m., followed by Wheeler’s performance. Her songs are “often intense emotional portraits of people” and have been covered by such artists as Garth Brooks. $22 tix: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com.
  • Jonathan Edwards at Camden Opera House, Sat., Nov. 4, 7 p.m. The veteran singer-songwriter who has been making albums since 1971 tours to pitch his latest, “Tomorrow’s Child,” produced by Darrell Scott.

ONGOING:

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

FILM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Lunch Hour Film in Rockland to Celebrate Wildlife Refuge Week, at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center. The free film starts at noon and runs to about 1:10 p.m. Oct. 12: “Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.”
  • “Forgotten Farms,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. New England’s dairy farmers are the backbone of the region’s agriculture, but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheeses and baby greens. Director David Simonds takes part in a Q&A after the screening, which is co-presented by Lincoln Academy. $8 adults; $6 LT members and under 19.
  • “The Shepherdess of the Glaciers,” 7:30 p.m., Camden Opera House. See the Maine premiere of the award-winning documentary. Co-director Stanzin Dorjai will take part in a Q&A. The film portrays the daily life of Dorjai’s sister Tsering, who tends a flock of 300 sheep and goats on high, dry and sometimes frigid Himalayan plateaus where snow leopards stalk. $10.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “All Saints,” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” “Blade Runner 2049.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “School Life,” “Viceroy’s House.” FMI: boothbaycinema.org.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “Wind River,” “North by Northwest,” “Forgotten Farms.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Year by the Sea.”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Lunch Hour Film in Rockland to Celebrate Wildlife Refuge Week, at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center. The free film starts at noon and runs to about 1:10 p.m. Oct. 13: “American Values, American Wilderness.” Final in the series.
  • “North by Northwest” First Film in Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club, in Damariscotta, 2 p.m. With concessions and wine available starting at 1 p.m. $8 adults; $6 LT members.
  • “Atomic Cafe,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. A disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s propaganda films designed to make Americans believe the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
  • “Storm,” 7 p.m., free Friday Flix at Belfast Free Library. The 2009 film about a prosecutor for the Hague Tribunal, who tries to untangle the war crimes of a former Serbian commander. Free.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • The Met Live in HD: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, 1 p.m., at Rockland’s Strand Theatre and Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Lincoln will offer an 11:45 a.m. Pre-Opera Talk with Dr. Morton Achter: “Mozart’s Magic, Mysticism and Masonry.” The Strand screens encore at 1 p.m. Tues., Oct. 24.
  • “Wonder Woman,” 1 p.m., Vose Library, Union. Free screening of the film about an Amazon princess who leaves home to fight a war.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2,” noon, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Part 7 of the theater’s Harry Potter Film Fest is a double feature. The wizardry stops here. $5.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • “Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody,” 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County and Maine ALLCARE show the film, then lead a discussion of healthcare for all. FMI: 338-5089.
  • 5-Week Spanish Cinema Course, Penobscot Language School, Rockland, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 18. Students will analyze Spanish films in the class, for those who speak Spanish at an intermediate or advanced level, led by Joellenne Silver. FMI: penobscot.us or 594-1084.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • “Being Mortal,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Penobscot Bay YMCA, 112 Union St., Rockport. Free screening of the PBS Frontline documentary that explores the hopes of patients facing terminal illness and their relationships with the people who care for them. Refreshments, discussion follows. Registration: 236-3375.
  • “The Lost Boys,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. The 1987 comedy horror film about two teenagers who move to a small town that they quickly come to believe is overrun by vampires. Free.
  • “American Graffiti” Screening to Benefit RDNA, 7 p.m., Strand Theatre. Four teenagers spend their last summer night before college in the early 1960s to a soundtrack of classic rock. Donations taken at the door for Rockland District Nursing Association. $10 suggested.

COMING UP:

  • Bolshoi Ballet’s Le Corsaire, Sun., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. It is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish ballets. 3 hours 35 minutes.

ART

  • Maine Artists Invited to Submit for Juried Show “Artists’ Choice,” at River Arts, Damariscotta. Guidelines at riverartsme.org. Deadline is Oct. 21.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Reception to Open “Rising” in Belfast, 6-8 p.m., Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Sarah Hewitt’s woven sculptural works combine vivid yarn with natural objects, trim, crystals and more. Through Dec. 31.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Rockland Art Loft Paint Night: “Autumn Path,” 6-8 p.m. Artist Caitlin Meservey helps even those with no painting experience transform their canvases. Snacks served; bring a beverage, if you like. $35: artloftrockland.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Coastal Quilters to Meet in Camden, 10 a.m., Camden Lions Club. The guest presenter will be Judy Sala, who makes bowls, baskets and other items from coiled and sewn clothesline and fabric scraps. The group meets second Saturdays monthly and guests and new members interested in quilting of any type at any level are welcome.
  • “Perspective Drawing” at Rockland Art Loft, 1-3 p.m. Tanya Harsch covers linear perspective, basic forms, patterns and applications of perspective tools. All levels welcome. $35: artloftrockland.org.
  • Final ArtWalk Waldoboro of the Season, 4-7 p.m. With events at Philippe Guillerm Gallery, Tidemark Gallery, Valerie Green Studio and others. Visit ArtWalk Waldoboro’s Facebook page for details.
  • Reception to Open “6 x 6” in Damariscotta, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road. Each of 18 artists have submitted six images, each six inches square. Through Nov. 12.
  • Open House with Free Art-Making at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 2-5 p.m. The nonprofit community arts center invites everyone to enjoy art projects for all ages, demos, studio tours, food and more. You can also drop by the WBFY Belfast Community Radio, in the lower level. Many of the large center’s tenant artists will be holding open studios, too.
  • “Autumn Arrivals” Show Opens at Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., Wiscasset. With works by notable artists of the 19th and 20th centuries including “In Her Dressing Room,” by American painter Helena Sturtevant (1872–1946), and “Twilight,” a lithograph by American social realist Georges Schreiber (1904–1997). Through Nov. 30.
  • Maine Craft Weekend, with events around the state. Get the full listing at mainecraftweekend.org. Local events include: Letterpress & Book Arts Open Studio in Rockland, at Steel House South, 639 Main St., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artists Karin Spitfire and Richard Reitz Smith invite you to set and print a line of type. Open Ceramics Studio in Thomaston, 15 Ross Ave., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Autumn Cipala invites you to tour her studio. Fiona Clark of Firefly Studios in Jefferson will also be there with her glass beads, sterling jewelry and leaded glass panels. Blue Yonder Coastal Artisans Gift Shop, at Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head, Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Door prizes, book signings, crafters at work, savory treats.
  • 3-Week Class: “Drawing Basics” at the Art Loft in Rockland, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 14. Led by Aubrey Merritt with a focus on using graphite and colored pencils, charcoal, and ink pens. For all skill levels and ages. $45 includes materials. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • 5-Week Class: “Bead Stitching for Beginners” in Rockport, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 14 at Midcoast Recreation Center. Patti Bosken teaches you how to make jewelry using colorful seed beads and a needle and thread. $35 plus $10 materials fee. FMI: 236-7800 or fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Week-Long Drypoint and Monotype Printing Workshop in Rockland, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Farnsworth Museum’s Gamble Education Center, at Union & Grace streets. Jason Engelhardt leads the class that covers the basics of both methods and explores how to combine them. $275; $235 Farnsworth members: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided for drawing in color. This week: Autumn leaves.
  • 2-Week “The Art of Journaling” Class at Lincolnville Central School, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16 & 23. Learn how to use the tool that helps you gain insights into your own thoughts and emotions and find more balance, clarity and creativity. $12. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • “A Life in Art” with Winslow Myers at Chats with Champions, 10 a.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Myers, who has attended and taught at renowned art schools, is the author of an upcoming book on Canadian-American painter Walter Tandy Murch. His current series is “Passages,” two-panel paintings that explore nature and industry.
  • Talk by Textile Artist Amelia Poole on Indigo Dyeing, at noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Poole explains her process of natural indigo dyeing and Japanese shibori design, as well as how to get started at home. $5; free for MNC members.
  • Two Shows of Historic Photography Opening at Hutchinson Center, Belfast. The Fernald Gallery will display “The Allure of the Lighthouse: The Postcard View,” featuring photos from negatives of the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company, a postcard company in Belfast in the early 1900s. “A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington” is Jeff Dworsky’s ode to the people of Maine’s coastal communities, selected from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collections & on display through Jan. 19, open to the public at no charge 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • “Introduction to SoulCollage,” from 5-7 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Learn about the intuitive collage-making process that can promote self-discovery and creativity. You’ll create a card or two to take home and learn how to continue on your own or in a group. $15. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 921-3950.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Paint Night at Rockland’s Art Loft: “Vintage Pumpkin,” 6-8 p.m. Justin Kinney leads the night of painting and socializing that lets you leave with a completed canvas. Snacks served. Feel free to bring a beverage; wine or beer is fine. Drop-ins accepted if space permits. $35: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.

COMING UP:

  • Art Social at Rockland’s Art Loft: “Felted Nests,” Fri., Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. Jamie Fowler teaches you how to create a felted nest with accents of dried moss, string or yarn, sticks and real feathers. $35: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.
  • “Surrender to Creativity,” Sat., Oct. 21, 1-4:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. Erika Manning helps you access a deeper layer of your creative self in this intensive workshop that introduces two nonobjective painting techniques designed to help students of all abilities let go of ego. $45: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.
  • Reception to Open Eve Hupper’s Photo Show “Faces of the Midcoast,” Sat., Oct. 21, 5-6 p.m., Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op & Café, Rockland. Hupper’s portraits are influenced by Margaret Bourke-White’s direct and candid images.
  • 2-Day Intro to Collagraph Printing in Hope, Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sweet Tree Arts. Kathleen Buchanan shows you how to glue a paper collage onto a rigid plate on Saturday, then leads the printing on Sunday. $250 includes materials. FMI: SweetTreeArts.org, 763-2770.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29. “Linden Frederick: Night Stories,” through Nov. 5.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood,” through Jan. 13.
  • Maine State Capitol Complex, Augusta. “Maine Veteran Artists Showcase,” with most works displayed in the halls and committee rooms of Burton M. Cross building, through Nov. 30. Details are at mainearts.com.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 1770–1830,” through Jan. 28. “Child’s Play: Representations of Adolescence,” through Dec. 17.

FOOD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Customer Appreciation Event at Belfast Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Stop by the Dare to Taste table in the middle of the market to sample seasonal treats made by market members. Belfast Farmers’ Market is open year-round on Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It moves to its winter location in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware in November.
  • Two Days of Maine Sea Vegetables on the Coast, with a free panel discussion on “Maine Sea Vegetables: Past, Present and Future” 5-6 p.m. Friday at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, and a mini course on “Foraging for Maine Sea Vegetables” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Bigelow Lab in East Boothbay, which costs $120 for members of CMBG and $150 non-members. FMI: mainegardens.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • 2nd Annual Chowder Fund-Raiser of Thomaston Dog Park Association, 4-6 p.m. at American Legion Hall, Thomaston. Chowder choice of haddock ($12) or corn ($8), each with a roll, drink & dessert. $1 off for military and seniors. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit dog park for a well.
  • Prospect Lots More Than Beans Supper, 4-6 p.m., Prospect Community Center, Routes 1 & 174, across from the fire house. Homemade baked beans, casseroles and more. $8 adults; $2 under 12.
  • Bean Supper & Barbershop Singing, 5-7 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta. Beans, franks, coleslaw and cornbread. Members of Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus provide desserts and perform. $8 adults/$5 under 12. Proceeds fund chorus and church concerns.
  • International Mission Supper at First Baptist Church of Belfast, 6 p.m. The Rev. Alexander Yuchkovski from Russia will be the guest speaker. Free; an offering will be taken for Yuchkovski. All welcome.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Great Maine Apple Day, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine, MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Presentations, apple identifiers on hand, tastings of rare and heirloom apples with other apple dishes and products available. FMI, schedule: mofga.org, 568-4142.
  • Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Columbian Club Hall, 807 Middle St. Eggs to order, breakfast meats, pancakes, home fries, juice, more. $7 adults; $3 under 12; free under 3.
  • Soup Bowl Supper Benefit in Belfast, 4-7 p.m., United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring St. Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives gives you a handmade ceramic bowl (to keep), soup, bread, desserts and beverages. $25 advance tix: eventbrite. $30 at the door. Kids can get a compostable bowl at no charge. With live music and a “Treat Yourself” raffle.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • “Fight Cancer in the Kitchen” in Camden, 5:30-7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Guest chefs Dr. William Fabricius and Registered Nurses Florence Baker and Jill Coyle show you how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains can help prevent cancer or support cancer treatment. Free, but registration is required: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • Communi-TEA at Thomaston Library, Fri., Oct. 20, 3-4:30 p.m. This month’s free public tea party honors the “pumpkin, the apple, or any combination thereof.” Bring a nonperishable donation for the food bank.
  • Chili & Chowder in the Gazebo in Thomaston, Sat., Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friends of Thomaston Public Library offers your choice of chili (vegetarian or meat) or fish chowder with cornbread, dessert, and cider or cocoa. $8.
  • Roast Pork Supper in Washington, Sat., Oct. 21, 5-6:30 p.m., Mt. Olivet Lodge, on Route 220, quarter-mile north of Washington village. Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits, dessert, coffee, tea, punch. $10 adults; $5 kids or free hot dogs for kids.

HOME & GARDEN

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • “The Apples of South Thomaston: Tracking Down and Preserving Our Orchard Heritage,” at Wessaweskeag Historical Society’s meeting room behind South Thomaston Library. Potluck at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. by John Bunker, apple expert and owner of Super Chilly Farm in Palermo.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • “A Day in the Woods,” Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Residential landowners, forestry pros, and everyone in between are invited to a day of guided walks and talks on topics from “Forestry for Maine Birds” to “10 Big Mistakes Forest Land Owners Make.” With a story walk, crafts and other fun for the kids. Food available. Oxbow beer on sale. Music by the Gawler Family Band. $10/person; $20/family: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting in Rockland, at Oceanside High School. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Events run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Talks on signs of a healthy hive, bee breeding, managing varroa, and more. Enter a one-pound jar of 2017 honey in Honey Tasting Contest. Bring a raffle item, beekeeping-related or not. $35: mainebeekeepers.org.
  • Learn How to Make Fire Cider, from 10 a.m.-noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Herbalist Melanie Scofield shows how to make the traditional herbal remedy that promotes immune system health. $20. Sign up by Oct. 12: 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Fall Planting Walks & Talks in Swanville, led by Carol Yee at Carol’s Collectibles Nursery at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 15: “Dwarf and Unusual Conifers for Year-Round Interest.” No dogs.
  • Free Heirloom Apple Talk, Tasting and Tour, hosted by Boothbay Region Land Trust and led by amateur orchardist Ron Ross 2-4 p.m., Oak Point Farm, Boothbay Harbor. Taste Maine’s heirloom apples and hear tree cultivation lessons. Bring a lawn chair, if you have one. Dress in layers. Registration appreciated, not required: thall@bbrlt.org or 633-4818.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • 4-Night Class for Those Hoping to Buy a First Home, 5:30-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. Learn how to budget for a down payment, and get info on everything from mortgages to closing. FMI: fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Bath Garden Club to Meet, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St. After a short business meeting, Lisa Fernandes will give a talk on her recent visit to the Resilience Hub & Maine Permaculture. She will talk about surprising foods we can gather from our yards. FMI: 666-3078.
  • “Woodland History and Ecology in Waldo County,” 2 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Forester Morten Moesswilde offers a look at the forests of Waldo County, which sit at a geographical crossroads and contain northern and southern species. Free public talk hosted by Belfast Garden Club, part of their Daytime Program series. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Final Two Days to Register for Cash for Clothes Sale, from 4-6 p.m. Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Coastal Opportunities, 35 Limerock St., Camden. The sale is set for Sat.-Mon., Oct. 21-23, at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl St., Camden. Benefits Coastal Opportunities.
  • 2-Day Book Sale in Rockland, at First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Books in every genre and a cafe selling beverages and goodies. Donate books 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • 14th Annual Tag Sale to Benefit Partners in Health, 8 a.m.-noon at First Congregational Church of Camden on Elm Street. Wide array of quality items, including antiques, furnishings, books and toys. Bring donations to the church from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
  • Annual Fall Baby Fair in Belfast, 8:30-11 a.m., Troy Howard Middle School. Sell or buy baby and children’s items, including clothes up to size 12, toys, books and furniture. Crafters of kids’ items also welcome. $25 table rentals go to the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association. FMI: 930-6713. Admission fee is $1 adults.
  • Maine State Music Theatre Costume & Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at its rehearsal hall at 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Vintage and modern costumes as well as craft supplies, kitchenware, decor and lots more. FMI: msmt.org.
  • Craft, Fiber and Tool Sale at 208 and 209 Main Street in Lincolnville, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Lincolnville Community Library hosts the sale of yarns, fabrics, sewing notions, hoops, frames and books on needlework, knitting and quilting. The library will show a video made five years ago on the day community members pulled the building where it is now housed across Main Street. Cookies and cider will be served.
  • Hurricane Relief Garage Sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1305 Winslows Mills Road (Route 32) in Waldoboro. No pricing; donations only.
  • Auction & Bake Sale to Benefit 4-H, 1 p.m., Dirigo Grange, Route 137, Freedom. Preview the wide array of auction items donated by local businesses and individuals starting at noon.

COMING UP:

  • Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, the season’s finale, Sat., Oct. 21, from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). Full house of vendors selling wide variety of goods, plus breakfast menu. Sponsored by United Christian Church. FMI: 785-3521.
  • Fall Craft Fair in Warren, Sat., Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90. Crafters, raffles, baked foods, lunch available. FMI: 236-4585.

KIDS & PARENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Free Pumpkin Painting at Rockport Public Library, 3:30 p.m. Pumpkins and paint provided. Open to everyone.
  • “Discover Girl Scouts” Events, for girls in K-3 and caregivers to learn about Girl Scouting. Whitefield Elementary School at 4 p.m. Thursday; Waldoboro Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday; Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Full listing of area events: girlscoutsofmaine.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Free Public Forum in Belfast on the Opioid Crisis, and how it is affecting children, mothers and mothers-to-be, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Athena Health, 3 Hatley Road. Professionals from Waldo County will be there to answer questions and hear people’s viewpoints. Hosted by Children and Recovering Mothers, a new Waldo County collaborative. FMI: recovery.pchc.com/charm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Penobscot Bay YMCA Swim Team Open House, Rockport, 10-11:30 a.m. For new swimmers to learn about the Sailfish Swim Team, meet coaches and parent leaders, and get the fall/winter team schedule. Bring a bathing suit and goggles for a swim assessment. Sign up at front desk or call 236-3375.
  • Author of “The Colors of Maine” at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. Davene Fahy of Thomaston reads from and signs her new book, illustrated by the late artist Thomas Block. With snacks and crafts.
  • Successful Breast-Feeding Class in Belfast, 10 a.m.-noon, in Waldo County General Hospital’s Classroom. Register by calling 338-9348 or online at penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com. Breast-Feeding Support Group meets the same day, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the Classroom. Meet other breast-feeding moms and get tips from lactation consultants. Siblings welcome. FMI: 338-2500, x4109.
  • Fall Family Fun Day in Camden, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. outside the Public Safety Building at 31 Washington St. Bounce houses, face painting, fire trucks, music, horse & carriage rides, games, popcorn, Haunted History tours and a s’mores food truck.
  • 7th Annual Fall Festival, Farnsworth Art Museum, 4-6 p.m. in the museum’s Sculpture Garden. The free festival includes pumpkin carving, face painting, crafts and live music. Families are invited to wear costumes and masks and take part in a parade that will leave the garden at 5:30 p.m., proceed along Main Street, then return for a pumpkin lighting at 6 p.m. Rain moves the fun into the Gamble Education Center at Grace and Union streets.
  • 4-Week Class in Rockland: “Parent-Child French Language,” 9-10 a.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 14 at Penobscot Language School. Led by Owen Page, classes will feature fun, hands-on activities such as cooking in the school’s kitchen, song and dance, crafts and film. FMI: 594-1084 or penobscot.us.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • After-School Martial Arts Class at Appleton Village School, led by Master Randy Gelo from 3-4 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 20). $45; family discounts available. FMI: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • 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: Pumpkin patches and scarecrows.
  • Free Talk on How Colleges Choose Students, 6 p.m., Rockland Public Library. Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting gives parents and high-schoolers an inside look at the process, and explains the role essays, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports and other factors play.
  • 6-Week Parent-Child Class Starts at Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport, 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 21, in the Early Childhood Center. Children 18 months to 3 years will engage in creative play while parents or caregivers work on a craft project provided by the teacher, help with snacks, or discuss child development. A walk in the woods, time on the playground and a good-bye song complete the morning. $180. Registration: jsoleil@ashwoodwaldorf.org, 236-8021.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Tours of Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport, 8:15-10:30 a.m. Visit grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 for a firsthand look at how Waldorf education works. Also a tour of the Early Childhood Center 8:45-10:30 a.m. Registration required: jsoleil@ahswoodwaldorf.org or 236-8021.
  • Halloween Hootenanny at Rockland Library, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Miss Katie reads silly Halloween stories, followed by ghoulish and batty crafts and activities. Costumes are encouraged.
  • College Planning Info Session at Camden Public Library, 4:30 p.m. Maine Educational Opportunities Center offers it to college-bound students and their parents.
  • Hike the Halloween Story Trail at Ocean Point Preserve, on Van Horn Road in East Boothbay, from Oct. 18-31. Read a family-friendly Halloween tale as you take easy one-mile hike. Free.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Free Halloween Decorating and Craft-Making at Rockport Library, 3:30-5 p.m. Everyone is invited to make ghosts, bats and other decorations. All materials will be provided.

ONGOING:

  • Mother’s Milk Support Group Meetings in October, Tuesdays from 12:30-2 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room, Rockport. Informal drop-in group for families and for women who want more info. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays monthly, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren. Free, quality used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.
  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., 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: 10 a.m. Story Hours, 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 and 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: Storytime, 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, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12:

  • Cushing Historical Society Holds Final Meeting of the Year, Meeting House, 17 Hathorne Point Road. Potluck at 6 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. talk by Annette Naegel of Georges River Land Trust on “Getting to Know Your Local Preserves.” Free. All welcome.
  • Waldo County Republicans to Meet, 6:30-8 p.m., Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast. With guest speakers Eric Brakey and Jane Giles.
  • “Dance for Everyone,” Thursdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Camden. Designed for people with movement difficulties. Bring a friend or caregiver to join for free. $25. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • “Swing & Lindy: Beyond the Basics,” Thursdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 2, 6-7 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Katie Tranzillo teaches new moves to a diverse playlist of music. Solo dancers & couples welcome. $25. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m. In teen seating area.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Beach to Beech 5K in Rockport, Stone Coast Wellness hosts the run/walk that starts at 8 a.m. on Goodie’s Beach at Rockport Harbor, runs along the new Connector Trail at Erickson Fields, and ends atop Beech Hill. Register on-site from 7-7:45 a.m. Rain date: Oct. 15. FMI: Stone Coast Wellness on Facebook.
  • “Boomer Conference: Discovering Your Second Act,” 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of New England’s Portland campus. Gregg Levoy, author of “Callings” and “Vital Signs,” presents the keynote, followed by 23 workshops on lifestyle, wellness and work. $99 lets you choose three workshops and includes breakfast, lunch and a post-conference wine-and-cheese gathering. FMI: maineseniorguide.com.
  • Waldo County General Hospital Oncology Walk & Basket Raffle, with registration opening at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m. Free to walk; donations go to the Oncology Patient Assistance and Mammography funds. FMI: penbaywaldo.coursestorm.com.
  • Paddle on Pemaquid River, from Bristol Mills to Biscay Pond, with the Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers. Meet at the Bristol Mills boat launch at 10 a.m. for the two-hour paddle. FMI: pemaquidwatershed.org.
  • Free Flu Shots in Belfast, offered to adults 18+ from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital’s Classroom.
  • AARP Smart Driver Course, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, Damariscotta. Bring lunch. $15 with AARP card; $20 all others. Registration 563-1363.
  • 3-Week American Red Cross Lifeguard Course, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 14-28, at Penobscot YMCA in Rockport. Must be at least 15. $285. FMI: penbayymca.org or 236-3375.
  • “Run with the Sun” at Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta, every other Saturday, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 9-9:45 a.m. All ages and abilities welcome for free runs through fields and over hills with bay views. Weather updates on Damariscotta River Association’s Facebook page.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Fall Foliage Hike on Frye Mountain, 9 a.m.-noon. All ages are welcome to join Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for the free moderate-to-challenging hike of six miles on the Hills to Sea Trail. Meet at Walkers Ridge Road off Route 220 (Polands Corner). Bring water, lunch and rain gear. Wear orange and dress for ticks. Free. Weather updates: 338-1147.
  • Rockland City Council Candidate Lisa Westkaemper at Speakers’ Corner, 4-5 p.m. She will be in the park at the intersection of Park and Main streets, next to Rite Aid, to meet the public. You are encouraged to bring a folding chair.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • United Healthcare Medicare Forum at Camden Public Library, 10 a.m. Lily Filppi answers your Medicare questions in the series that runs every Monday in October & November. Come to any or all.
  • Lunchtime “Fitness Foundations” Class in Belfast, noon-12:45 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16-Dec. 4, at WCGH Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Center, 163 Northport Ave. Learn proper strength training techniques to build your muscles and make everyday activities a breeze. $40. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Rockland Shakespeare Society Invites New Members, to the first meeting of the season at 2 p.m. in Rockland Public Library’s Community Room. The group will read and discuss “King Lear” this fall. No need to register; just show up. FMI: mboretz@gmail.com, 354-8338.
  • 3-Week “Building Your Meditation Practice” Class in Belfast, 5-6 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16-30, at UMaine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. Get tools to develop a home sitting meditation practice. Learn to be mindful in everyday activities. $18. Registration: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 6-Week “Cha-Cha Basics and Beyond” Class,6-7 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 16-Nov. 27 (no class Nov. 20), at East Belfast Elementary School. Learn the basics and a few tricks and turns. Solo dancers and couples welcome. $37.50. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 921-3950.
  • 8-Week “Total Conditioning” Class in Rockport, 5:15-6 p.m., Conference Room C at Pen Bay Physicians Building, 4 Glen Cove Drive. Use your bodyweight to strengthen your muscles, get your heart pumping with cardio bursts, and prepare to sweat. $40. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 13-Week Class in Belfast on Benefits of “Compassionate Communication,” 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 16, Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. Led by Rev. Deane Perkins. Based on “Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall Rosenberg. Registration: deaneperkins@gmail.com.
  • “Essentials of College Planning” Workshops in October, free for adults 19+ who want to learn about admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. University College Rockland: 9 a.m. and noon on Mon., Oct. 16, Thurs., Oct. 19, and Mon., Oct. 23. Hutchinson Center in Belfast: 9 a.m. Tues., Oct. 17, and Tues., Oct. 24. Camden Public Library: 4 p.m. Weds., Oct. 18. FMI: 800-281-3703 or meoc.maine.edu.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • 2017 People Plus Senior Health Expo in Brunswick, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cook’s Corner Mall on Bath Road. Learn about a multitude of services for older adults, from fitness to financial. With activities, flu shot clinic, massages and music by a barbershop quartet. Free admission. Free swag bags for the first 400 attendees. FMI: peopleplusmaine.org.
  • Belfast Senior Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane (turn off Route 1 at Citgo/Big Apple). Free; donations taken. Tea and coffee available. Bring a bag lunch. Oct. 17: No set agenda. Oct. 24: Harvest potluck at noon.
  • “Tapping Feet” Classes at Spectrum Generations in Damariscotta, beginners meet 12:30-1 p.m. and pay $5 per class. Intermediates meet 1-2 p.m. for $10 per class. Registration: 563-1363.
  • Tuesday Book Club at Camden Library, 1 p.m. The book for October is “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. Note the club moves back to its usual second-Tuesday time in November.
  • Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club to Meet, 2:30 p.m., Thomaston Library. The book is “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. Colleen Kinney facilitates. Registration: 542-4985.
  • Tech Tuesday at Vose Library in Union, 6-8 p.m. Open hours with the library’s tech experts. Bring your device for hands-on learning or borrow one from the library to gain general skills.
  • Free “Probate Basics” Workshop at Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, Belfast, 6 p.m. Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan Longley gives info on advance directives and powers of attorney.
  • Hope Historical Society Annual Meeting, at Hope Fire Station. Potluck at 6 p.m. Bring a place setting and covered dish or dessert. Election of officers for the coming year at 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. program with Vickie Harriman and the Come Spring Players.
  • 8-Week “Self Defense Basics” Class, Unity College, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 17-Dec. 5. A certified martial arts instructor teaches practical and proven techniques and strategies. $50. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18:

  • Program on “Protecting Seniors from Exploitation,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. David Leach of Maine’s Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and attorney Meegan Burbank of Legal Services for the Elderly explain how older adults can protect themselves and their assets from scams, fraud and exploitation. Free and open to adults 50+. Registration required: quarryhill.org or 921-6116.
  • Lunch & Learn in Damariscotta, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center. Lunch and a fuel assistance discussion with Brittany Gill of Community Housing Improvement Project and other reps. RSVP: 563-1363.
  • Drop-In Meditation in Belfast, Wednesdays in October, 12:30-1 p.m., Biscone Medical Building’s Community Room, 119 Northport Ave.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive in Bath, 1-6 p.m., Columbian Club Hall, 807 Middle St. Call 800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. Drop-ins okay.
  • Free “Probate Basics” Workshop at Unity Community Center, 4 p.m. Waldo County Probate Court Judge Susan Longley gives info on advance directives and powers of attorney.
  • Attorney-Led Estate Planning Workshop, 6 p.m., Camden Hills Regional High School. Jesse Bifulco discusses how to use wills, health care directives, powers of attorney and trusts to “protect your stuff” from creditors. Also Tues., Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. $20. Registration: 236-7800, fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • Meditation Gathering and Talk, 7 p.m., 47 Main Street Studio, Tenants Harbor. Wednesdays through Dec. led by John McIlwain. By donation. FMI: jmcilw@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. Support and info for people who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Fall Business Fest in Union, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thompson Community Center, Route 131. Union Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the free public event with local businesses offering samples, giveaways and prizes. Supper snacks will be on sale. FMI: ecfrost@fairpoint.net or 845-2209.
  • Restorative Justice Mentor Training in Belfast, 5:30-8 p.m. on five Thursdays starting Oct. 19 at Christ the King Church in Belfast Center, 9 Field St., Suite 330. Learn more about RJP, whose mentors help guide teens and adults taking responsibility for causing harm. FMI: rjpmidcoast.org.

COMING UP:

  • 12th Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, Fri., Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wells Conference Center, Orono. Get the full line-up of speakers, workshops: mainecenteronaging.org.
  • Free Mammograms in Rockport and Belfast for the Uninsured, Sat., Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-noon at Pen Bay Medical Center (call 921-3967 to schedule) and Waldo County General Hospital (930-2553).
  • Maine Driving Dynamics Course, Sat., Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., McLain Building, Rockland. Complete the course for a three-point credit on your driving record. Students 55+ can get an insurance discount. $40 adults; $25 over 65. Registration: rsu13.maineadulted.org or 594-9764.
  • Maine Association of School Libraries Fall Conference, Sat., Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport. This year’s theme is “Effective School Library Programs.” Visit maslibraries.org for the full line-up.
  • Midcoast Medicine and Wellness Open House, Sat., Oct. 21, 5 Mountain St., Camden. 10 a.m.-noon: Mt. Battie Hike. Noon-3 p.m. meet the staff and learn about acupuncture, energy healing, osteopathy and more. RSVP: practicemanager@midcoastmedicineandwellness.com or 236-2169.
  • 2-Day “Shamanic Journey for Power & Healing,” Sat. & Sun., Oct. 21 & 22, in Montville, using traditional drumming techniques. FMI: thirteenthmooncenter.net or 589-3063.
  • Community Bird-Watching Event, Tues., Oct. 24, 8-10 a.m. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian lead it from the east side of Belfast Footbridge. Bring binoculars. They lead it again Thurs., Nov. 9, and Sat., Dec. 9.

ONGOING:

  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 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, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes 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.
  • Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby any day. FMI: 594-0429, x702.
  • Weekly Meditation at 47 Main Street Studio, Tenants Harbor, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through December. For all levels. By donation. FMI: 372-9931.
  • 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.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  • Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. FMI: 594-0940.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time. The week’s hike is posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • 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.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.
  • 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 Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • Pickleball Clinic for Beginners, Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. at Belfast City Park. $5. FMI: 781-898-8389.
  • Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages and skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; at 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org or 691-2037.
  • 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.
  • Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • 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.
  • Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park streets.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s 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 welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 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.
  • Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
  • 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.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • 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 at St. Thomas’ Church, 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.
  • 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.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • “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.
  • Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-1694.
  • 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.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.