NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Midcoast Women’s 2020 Election Engagement Series, Moving the Needle, wraps up at 6:30 p.m. The final program in the online series focuses on “Domestic Violence: Law and Legislation.” Camden Public Library, New Hope for Women, and the League of Women Voters Midcoast cohost. It’s free and open to all. Register at midcoastwomen.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Celebrate Wildlife Refuge Week, with Maine Coastal Islands NWR’s park ranger, Kate Owen. She’ll be live on Facebook at 11 a.m. to talk about the work of the refuge and its seabird dwellers. The program is offered on National Wildlife Refuge Week’s “Wildlife Wednesday.” Visit Facebook for posts about Wildlife Refuge Week. For more information, contact: Katherine_owen@fws.gov, 594-0600.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Behind Closed Doors Tour of Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, at 10 a.m. Peek into its nooks and crannies and see rooms not on the general tour. Filled with original furnishings of the Tucker family, Castle Tucker is one of the most complete and authentic 19th-century homes in the country. Admission is $15 for members of Historic New England, $25 for nonmembers. With a maximum of six tourers, to allow for social distancing. Tickets: 882-7169 or my.historicnewengland.org.
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA’s 21st Annual Breast Cancer Tennis Tournament, Damariscotta, from 9 a.m. to noon. With activities throughout the day, including food, prizes and more. The day is sponsored by Play for PINK, an organization that allows 100% of the money raised to go directly to breast cancer research. Cost is $25 per person for the day. To register, stop by or call the Y at 563-9622.
  • Mid-Coast Audubon Talk with Don Reimer: “Summering with the Vultures,” at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Camden Public Library’s fall series of Mid-Coast Audubon talks continues with a presentation by birder Don Reimer on his days spent monitoring a turkey vulture pair raising their chicks from egg to independence. For a link, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.
  • “Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry & More,” starring Rockland Public Library’s Jessie Blanchard and Patty King on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. leading an evening of spooky and strange stories. Teenagers and adults are invited to share a tale about a spooky, supernatural, or otherworldly experience, lived or imagined. Blanchard and King will present readings from classic and modern tales of horror. Sign up to share a story or get a Zoom link to attend by emailing pkingrocklandmaine.gov. This event is intended for adults and teens – content might not be suitable for small children.
  • “A Solo Canoe Trip on the Penobscot River: Reflections on Philosophy and the Environment,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Belfast Free Library and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition cohost Alejandro Strong. The Registered Maine Guide shares his recent canoe trip in Maine’s North Woods, mixed with memories from 20 years of leading canoe trips and philosophical reflections on nature and our place in it. Strong is the founder of Apeiron Expeditions and teaches philosophy at Husson University. Register for a link at belfastlibrary.org.
  • Reading by Author Meredith Hall, from “Beneficence,” at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Hope Library hosts Hall on her novel about the “beautiful, and sometimes cruel,” life of a Maine family and the dairy farm they tend. Send an email to hope@hope.lib.me.us for the Zoom meeting number and password.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Free Virtual Chat with Nancy Neuman, national president of the League of Women Voters from 1986 to 1990 and leader in the ERA movement, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn more and sign up for a Zoom link at BangorRegionChamber.chambermaster.com.
  • “Last Night at the Museum” Tour at Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport, on Friday and Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m. both nights. Stroll the campus, meet spirits of past locals and seagoers, and hear their tales of tragedy and adventure. The event is family-friendly, but might be scary for some. Bring a flashlight and dress for the cold. Face coverings required. Tickets are $20 per family (for up to 10 people) at penobscotmarinemuseum.org. For more info, email jganskop@pmm-maine.org.
  • Six Nights of “Things that Go Bump in the Night” are offered on this year’s Trail of Terror at the Union Fairgrounds. The outdoor Halloween scare event will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Entrance is $10. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This is a no-touching event. Masks and social distancing are required and will be enforced. Guest costumes are not permitted. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be for sale.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • “The Land-Sea Conjunction Junction … What’s the Function? Connecting Coastal Places, People and Science,” 3 p.m. on Zoom. The Mitchell Center at the University of Maine hosts the talk about developing tools to help coastal communities deal with pollution. UMaine researchers Lauren Ross and Sean Smith will discuss the progress made by scientists and stakeholders to provide better predictions of water quality conditions in Maine estuaries, as well as new forms of information, data sources and analytical tools to help natural resource managers and shellfishing communities respond to pollution problems. The talk is free. Register at umaine.edu/mitchellcenter.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • “The State of Maine’s Loons” at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden at noon. Nick Lund of Maine Audubon leads the outdoor presentation with a focus on the common loon, a Maine icon. For many, this beautiful bird and its echoing calls provide the soundtrack to summer on a Maine lake. For more than 30 years, Maine Audubon has been engaging communities to help monitor the state’s loon population. Lund’s presentation will be a celebration of the common loon and a discussion of the challenges they face and the work being done to protect them. $5 admission, free for Merryspring members. Bring exact change if possible and wear a mask.
  • “Indigenous Names Along the Penobscot River Paddling Trail,” on Zoom at noon. Belfast Garden Club hosts naturalist Cloe Chunn, who will reveal the meanings of and long history behind Wabanaki place names along the Penobscot River Paddling Trail in the free, illustrated rogram. Register in advance at BelfastGardenClub.org for an email containing information about how to join the meeting.

COMING UP:

  • “Tales from the Muck,” five short plays that pay homage to the “Twilight Zone” and other creepy compendiums, will be performed outdoors, with 45 seats available for each show. Bring a chair and dress warmly. Dates are October 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m., with an extra show on Halloween, October 31, at 5 p.m., toned down for younger audiences (parental discretion is still advised). Tickets can only be purchased at BefastMaskers.com. The Maskers’ recent “Five Socially Distanced Comedies” sold out.

MUSIC

  • Quodlibet Ensemble with Countertenor Reginald Mobley, a 60-minute digital performance available through Election Day on the Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School Facebook page. The collaboration created for film features Quodlibet Ensemble, a collective of virtuoso string players, and countertenor Mobley. In “Coming Together,” the musicians perform Frederic Rzewski’s eponymous score based on a text written by Samuel Melville while he was incarcerated in Attica Prison. The film is directed by Pastor Isaac Scott, an award-winning multimedia artist and human rights activist who was incarcerated and now works to counter negative narratives of people whose lives have been impacted by the justice system.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • One-Man Honky-Tonk in SoundCheck at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Singer- songwriter Travis James Humphrey will perform in the Opera House’s series of safely distanced 45-seats-only concerts. Humphrey has opened shows for B. B. King, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, and others. Doors will open 7 p.m. and the Hallowell-based musician will perform a one-set show beginning 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and all seats are assigned. Ticket sales, via camdenoperahouse.com and 236-3154, end 3:30 p.m. day of show. Face coverings are required in the building. As with all SoundCheck concerts, the show will be streamed live on the opera house’s Facebook page and soon after be available on its YouTube channel. Donations to the Community Arts Fund are always appreciated.

COMING UP:

  • Virtual Performance by Sarah Crosby, Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. Rockland Public Library will host Crosby, who will perform a mix of cover songs, ranging from Otis Redding to the Cranberries, performed in her own style. Her original compositions are inspired by real life and the idealistic world she inhabits inside her mind. For a Zoom link, email pking@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m.

FILM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Strand Virtual Cinema: “The Ground Between Us,” with tickets on sale now through October 23. The film invites viewers to join the 150-year-old movement to protect America’s public lands by presenting the reality of the people who live and work on public lands but who have vastly different connections and perspectives. Virtual tickets cost $12 and are available on the Strand Theatre website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Camden Public Library Friday Film Club, meets 4 to 5 p.m. The new group is for anyone who enjoys critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films.The first selection is the 2004 documentary “Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed.” More details are on the event calendar at librarycamden.org. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

COMING UP:

  • Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta has announced a January 1 target date for reopening with an upgraded ventilation system and other safety measures.

ARTS

  • Call for Submissions to CMCA’s [ON]now Exhibition 03 “Shelter,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, of Rockland, invites artists to submit by October 20. Work in all media will be considered. [ON]now exhibitions exist only online and submissions should translate to screen. Details are at cmcanow.org.
  • The Feminine Divine: Works by Mj Viano Crowe, are on display in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library throughout October. Her mixed-media paintings and complex paper-cuts explore the representations of the female experience with goddesses.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Tuesday Book Club in Camden Amphitheatre, next to Camden Public Library, at 1 p.m. The group will discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Masks and social distancing required. Bring a lawn chair. More info: jpierce@librarycamden.org.
  • Union Hall Book Club in Searsport, meets at 1 p.m. in the hall, above Searsport Town Office (elevator available). The group will discuss “Abbott’s Reach” by Ardeana Hamlin. Masks and social distancing required.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Creative Art & Journaling, 4 p.m. Meetings on Zoom and project ideas through email from Camden Public Library. Join the creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email alhand@libarycamden.org to be emailed project ideas and for a Zoom meeting link.
  • Reading Plays Together: “Harlowe,” at 5:30 p.m. in Union Hall, above Searsport Town Office (elevator available). Cold Comfort Theater’s Maggie Goscinski will lead the group in reading “Harlowe” by Jennifer Lane. All are welcome – no performance or theater experience required. Free and open to the public.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16:

  • Online Poetry Group with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Share a favorite poem or one of your own, or listen to the words of others. To register, email jeaton@skidompha.org.
  • Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults, 11 a.m. to noon on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page. Recordings of the readings are available afterward in the Video section.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Online Workshop: Step-by-Step Watercolor Section 2, offered by Farnsworth Art Museum of Rockland on Tuesdays, October 20, November 3 and 17, and December 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Erica Qualey will lead participants through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs on Zoom, sharing lots of tips and techniques each session to help you grow your watercolor skills. Details: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

COMING UP:

  • Zoom Talk by Christopher Crosman on “Crystal Bridges: Building the Collection,” Wednesday, October 21, 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom. Discover how, where, and why the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art was created by its patron, Alice Walton. Crosman’s talk will be illustrated with key examples in the collection ranging from the beginning of the American colonial era to the present day. Crosman is the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He also served as executive director of the Farnsworth Art Museum (1988-2005). His career in art museums includes stints as director of the Heckscher Museum on Long Island and head of education at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Details: FarnsworthMuseum.org.

HOME & GARDEN

  • Common Ground Country Fair Online Marketplace, open now through January 8. Shoppers can virtually visit vendors who would normally have been at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association fair in Unity, including farmers, crafters, and nonprofit educational groups: fair.mofga.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Free Invasive Forest Pest Webinar, to highlight how you can help protect Maine forests from invasive pests that are here now or threaten to arrive, presented by local Soil & Water Conservation District staff at 9 a.m. Register at cumberlandswcd.org/conservation-shop/have-you-seen-me-invasive-forest-pest-webinar.
  • UMaine Extension Food Preservation Webinars in October, at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays, on a variety of topics, from storing Maine grains and repackaging bulk items to pressure canning meat and preserving cranberries. Registration is required; a $5 donation per session is optional. Details are at extension.umaine.edu.

FOOD & DRINK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17:

  • Public “Curbside to Go” Roast Pork Supper in Washington, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet Lodge. Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, biscuits, dessert, and drink. To minimize contact, payment by check is preferred. Make check out to Mount Olivet Lodge. Adults $10, children $5. The lodge is on Route 220, north of the village.
  • Public Beef Stew Dinner at Rockport Masonic Center, 5 to 6 p.m. Drive-up curbside beef stew dinner, with biscuit, dessert, and bottle of water. By donation. To reserve meals, call Jeff at 691-2270.
  • Barbecued Chicken To Go in Thomaston, serving at 5 p.m. at American Legion Williams-Brazier Post 37. $12 for a thigh or leg, American potato salad, cornbread and dessert. Drive up or walk up. You can also pre-order by posting a request on Post 37’s Facebook page.
  • Old-Fashioned Ham and Beans Take-Out Supper in Searsport, 4 p.m. until sold out at Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church Street. Dinner includes ham, baked beans, coleslaw, brown bread, and two generously sized cookies. Suggested donation is $10. Limited meals available, so preorders are recommended: call Phyllis at 538-0232 or Sandra at 548-6530. All proceeds to go toward providing basic necessities for children in RSU 20.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Food Safety Plan Development for Small Food Businesses, UMaine Cooperative Extension hosts the workshop for small-scale food producers about compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act from noon to 1:30 p.m. Intended for small food entrepreneurs, farm market managers and directors of shared-use kitchens, this webinar is an opportunity to develop food safety plans with coaching from instructors. Topics include relevant regulations, good manufacturing practices training, required and optional documentation, and safety practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar is free; a $20 donation to support UMaine Extension 4-H is optional. Register on the event webpage to receive the link. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Tilton, 942-7396; (800) 287-1485 (in Maine); theresa.tilton@maine.edu.

COMING UP:

  • Take-Out Supper in Union, at People’s United Methodist Church on Friday, October 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. Homemade beef stew, biscuit, and chocolate fudge cake. Tickets are $15 per meal and must be purchased in advance by calling Joyce Grotton at 785-2651. The deadline to order a meal is Thursday, October 15.
  • Union Masons Drive-Through Lobster Dinner, Saturday, October 24, noon to 2 p.m. The event will be at their Lodge, 149 Sennebec Road in Union. Dinner will consist of a lobster, potato salad, macaroni salad, and a drink. Order in advance by calling Gary at 749-1846. Dinners will also be available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. The meal is free. Donations for Lodge improvements will be accepted.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Outdoor Story Time with Miss Amy, 10 a.m. Camden Public Library reintroduces in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email to register: alhand@librarycamden.org.
  • Read-Alouds with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Baby Time with Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on the library’s YouTube channel.
  • Postpartum Support Group, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pen Bay Medical Center. A safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk, listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms, moms-to-be and family members who want to connect with others for support. Registration is required; call 301-8337. All participants will be contacted by the facilitator of the group for a verbal screening and will need to follow social distancing and masking guidelines. Meeting location will be confirmed during registration.
  • Virtual Science Cafés for Teens, in grades 7 to 12, are offered by UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. Online sessions will include UMaine scientists discussing their research, how they got involved in their work, and what brought them to Maine. Registration is required for each session on the event webpage.
  • Parent Night Returns to OUT Maine, on Zoom, with the first meeting on Thursday, October 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. The monthly info night is for anyone parenting or caring for youth with a diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (LGBTQ+). Bring your questions and concerns and build your connections for support. Participation is free and open to the public. Learn more at outmaine.org or call 800-530-6997.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13:

  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Group, hosted by Skidompha Public Library of Damariscotta, from 10 to 11 a.m. Longtime practitioners and interested newbies are invited to join the online weekly guided meditation. Email jeaton@skidompha.org for a link.
  • Online Business Success Series, offered by New Ventures Maine to people who want to get a business idea off the ground or push forward a new strategy for their business. Classes start at noon and registration is required by 11 a.m. at newventuresmaine.org. Take any. They are: Your Marketing Strategy on October 13; Pricing Strategies on October 20; Bookkeeping Solutions on October 27; Projecting Cash Flow on November 3; Quickbooks: Is It Right for Me? on November 10; and Tax Readiness for the Self Employed on November 17.
  • Lifelong Community Conversations on Zoom, with Nobleboro Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14:

  • Favorite Fall Hike: Harkness Preserve, off Spruce Street in Rockport, from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Join members of the Community Health & Wellness team in this entry to its series of guided (socially distant) hikes of their favorite Coastal Mountains Land Trust trails. Selected hikes will be approximately a mile in length and considered easy, with occasional rough terrain and moderate inclines. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water for the hike. For more information about any of the trails, visit coastalmountains.org. The guided hikes are free but space is limited so registration is required; call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15:

  • Flu Clinics at Waldo County General Hospital, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast, this Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon, and also Thursday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. Drive up, fill out the provided paperwork and the flu vaccine will be administered while you wait in your car. Bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance, you will be billed a nominal fee. Open to individuals 7 years old and older.
  • Knox County Democrats Host Rally for Our Future, on the theme of climate change, at 6:30 p.m. at Shotwell Drive-In, 40 West Street, Rockport. The featured speaker is Ava Baeza, climate activist. Democratic candidates are also on the program, along with the documentary film “Paris to Pittsburgh.” For tickets, go to KnoxMaineDemocrats.org or call 542-7788.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19:

  • Take a Break with Guided Meditation, noon. The virtual class invites you to recharge and relieve stress. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of the quick meditation break as you want. The class will begin with a 20-minute guided meditation, followed by five minutes of silent meditation. Free. Registration required: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or 301-3950.
  • Public Meeting to Discuss the Flanagan Community Center, in Rockland, on Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m. Tell planners how you’d like to see the Community Center used. Send an email to rocklandparks@gmail.com for a Zoom link.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20:

  • Virtual Class on Naloxone Training, noon to 1 p.m. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that is used to counter the effects of drugs like heroin and prescription narcotics. Join providers from Pen Bay Medical Center to learn how to use naloxone to save the life of anyone who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Free. Register at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950.
  • Alzheimers Disease Support Group, meets at 6 p.m. on Zoom.The group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Free. Those interested in participating should contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW, at 301-6237 or cblouin@pbmc.org for a Zoom link.
  • How to Support Someone with Quitting Tobacco, 5 to 6 p.m. online. Quitting tobacco is difficult, but having support through the process can make it easier and increase chances of success. Learn how you can help support friends or loved ones and help connect them to free resources through the Maine QuitLink. The class is free but registration is required in order to obtain virtual access. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.
  • Flu Clinics at Pen Bay Medical Center, 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, are set for Tuesday, October 20, 8 a.m. to 1p.m., and Wednesday, October 21, noon to 5 p.m. Drive up, fill out the provided paperwork, and the flu vaccine will be administered while you wait in your car. Bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance you will be billed a nominal fee. Open to individuals 7 years old and older.