NOTEWORTHY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • Photographer Gary Freeburg to Speak in Rockland, 6:30 p.m. at Rockland harbormaster’s office, 271 South Main Street. Free talk by Freeburg, who has worked with Ansel Adams and other luminaries and whose photographic foray to Alaska’s wilderness was captured for George C. Johnson’s film “An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: The Photography of Gary Freeburg.” Bring canned food for the AIO Food Pantry.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

  • Make Shift Coffee House at Searsmont Community Building, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The forum invites people to gather in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss political issues in a respectful manner. “How Do Labels Work for You?” will be the theme of the free event, which will include music and refreshments. A Make Shift Coffee House will be held in Searsport on December 4.
  • “Fireside Chats: Conversations” Author at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 6:30 p.m. Jeff Shula reads from his book, a compilation of interviews he did with Waldo County residents some 30 years ago as a staff writer for Belfast’s Waldo Independent newspaper, accompanied by Peggy McKenna’s photographs.
  • “Rat Six” Author at Lincolnville Community Library, 7 p.m. Vietnam veteran Jack Flowers on his novel based on his experiences as a tunnel rat, a soldier trained to fight the enemy in their dark, booby-trapped labyrinth of tunnels.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • “Coyote ... America’s Songdog,” 5 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor. Conservation biologist Geri Vistein gives a presentation on the song of the resilient carnivore and describes its relationship with Native Americans, European Americans, other wildlife and the ecosystem. For more about coyotes: CoyoteLivesInMaine.org.
  • Upstream Watch Public Meeting About Nordic Aquafarms, 6 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street, Belfast. The group introduces itself and leads a discussion about the debate over a proposed land-based fish farm next to Penobscot Bay. For more on the group: UpstreamWatch.org.
  • “Crossing to the Dark Side: Why I Turned My Back on Objective Journalism,” 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. The Camden Conference presents Tom Fiedler, who will explain why after nearly 40 years as a political reporter and editor, he thinks objective journalism is no longer enough to confront a crisis facing the nation. Free.
  • “High Arctic Adventures,” 6:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, 9 Water Street, Rockland. Polar bear specialist and Arctic guide Rupert Pilkington and trip-goers present a visual tour of their recent adventures in Norway’s High Arctic archipelago and they report on the state of wildlife near the Arctic Circle.
  • “Beteween War & Here” Veterans Day Tour, stops in Blue Hill at Bagaduce Music at 7 p.m. Thursday and in Brunswick at First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. Friday. The show pairs memories of war reporters Neal Conan and Anne Garrels with Irish, Scottish and original music by Ensemble Galilei. Details: EGmusic.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

  • Veterans Day Assembly at Camden-Rockport Middle School, Camden, at 2 p.m. With a presentation of colors, speeches by veterans, students reading thank-you cards, and a band and chorus performance. All are welcome –arrive between 1:40 and 1:55 p.m.
  • Photo Program on South Union, 7 p.m. at Union Historical Society’s Old Town House, 128 Town House Road. See South Union’s former school, post office and railroad stop at Thurston Brothers Casket Factory from the collections of Linda McAllister and Sybil Wentworth, who grew up in South Union. A brief meeting will precede the program.
  • PechaKucha Midcoast at Camden Opera House, 7 p.m. Eight presenters share their work with 20 images, which they talk about for 20 seconds each. With a violin maker, travel blogger, artists, and others. Admission is $5 at the door. A reception follows.
  • The Threepenny Opera at Rockport Opera House, this weekend and next, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. An Everyman Repertory Theatre cast of 11 and Bay Chamber Concerts band perform the opera “by and for beggars,” with a sharp political perspective and the sound of 1920s Berlin dance bands. $20 adults, $10 students: EverymanRep.org, 236-0173.
  • Mary Poppins at Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, this weekend and next, at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Young thespians and musicians put on the show about an irrepressible, magical nanny. Advance reserved seats are $15; general admission is $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. At the door, reserved seats $18; general admission $14 adults, $10 seniors and students. Tix: StromTickets.com, 236-7800, school office after final bell.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

  • “Working on the Water,” 1 p.m. at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland. Folksinger Gordon Bok hosts the 10th annual event – this one features female mariners sharing their experiences through song, poetry and stories. Family-friendly. $5.
  • AddictionSpeaks in Belfast, at Basil Burwell Community Theater. The drama from The AddictionSpeaks Company weaves stories of Mainers affected by the opioid crisis with music, movement and choral-speaking odes. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation of $15. Tickets at 218-1144 and the door.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • Remembrance for Veterans Day in Waldoboro, 10:45 a.m. on the grounds of Waldoborough Historical Society near the Revere bell, which will be tolled in memory of the November 11, 1918, armistice and in honor of all veterans. The public is invited to toll the bell.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

  • Veterans Day, a federal holiday to thank all veterans, living and deceased, who have served the United States of America in war and peace. It’s always held November 11, regardless of the day of the week it falls on.
  • Veterans Day Celebration in Thomaston, 11 a.m. at Williams-Brazier Post 37 of the American Legion, 37 Watts Lane. With posting of colors, playing of the national anthem and taps, laying of a memorial wreath, and short presentations by local history lovers.
  • “What the Conservation Community Missed in the Last Twenty Years. It’s Not What You Think,” 7 p.m. at Flatbread Co., Route 1, Rockport. Master Maine Guide Don Kleiner gives the free public talk at a meeting of Georges River Trout Unlimited. He guides clients on fishing, canoeing and hunting trips.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

  • “The Changing Media Landscape: A 21st-Century-Student Perspective,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Camden Conference hosts the free program with Belfast Area High School juniors and seniors, who report on their survey of students and faculty about how they get their news. Matt Storin, Camden Conference president and former Boston Globe editor, will moderate. Free.

COMING UP:

  • “Conservation 101” with World Wildlife Fund Expert, Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Union Town Office. WWF’s U.S. director of conservation planning, John Morrison, talks about the framework he uses in his work with conservation planners around the world. Free.
  • “Some Assembly Required,” Thursday, November 14, in Wessaweskeag Historical Society’s meeting room behind South Thomaston Library. Ted Mahler talks about the 26-year history of the BEST Robotics contest, designed to interest young students in engineering. Everyone is invited to the society’s meeting at 5:30 p.m., potluck at 6 p.m. and Mahler’s program at 7 p.m.
  • “Interactions Among Plants and Insects: The Complex Webs They Weave,” Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Maine Master Naturalist Roger Rittmaster on native plants and insects and why their survival matters. He is the author of “Butterflies Up Close: A Guide to Butterfly Photography.” Free.
  • Community Meeting in St. George About Sea-Level Rise, Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at the town office. A panel will discuss the science of sea-level rise, mapping tools that show how the coastline is affected, and how some towns are confronting the issue. People from other midcoast towns are welcome to attend.
  • Newsies The Musical at Belfast’s Crosby Center, put on by Belfast Area High School on two weekends, November 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24, at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The musical is based on the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899 in New York City.

MUSIC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • Will Brown and Friends in Camden Library Coffeehouse Show, 7 p.m. Brown is joined by Fredi LaPorte and Rick Fitzsimmons for fiddle tunes with guitar accompaniment, from traditional New England to Maritime, Celtic, Quebecois and Scandinavian. $10 admission.
  • U.S. Navy Band at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7 p.m. Free concert of big-band jazz by the visitors from Washington, D.C. With 19 top musicians and a big, brassy horn section. Free tickets at the box office.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

  • Palaver Strings Celebrates Maine’s Immigrant Communities, 7 p.m. at Belfast’s Crosby Center. The 13-person string orchestra performs “Welcome Home,” celebrating the vitality of Maine’s immigrant communities with music and storytelling. Tickets: PalaverStrings.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

  • Patty Griffin at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winner comes to her home state to deliver her wide-ranging canon of American folk. With opening act Rose Cousins. Advance tickets are $35; regular tickets are $40.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • DaPonte String Quartet 2019/2020 Season, starts with its November series “All A-Twitter,” featuring Beethoven’s Op. 132 (composed late in his life), Haydn’s Op. 33 (“The Bird”), and Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 8. Concerts are in Newcastle at St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m.; in Portland at the Maine Jewish Museum on Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m.; and at Rockport Opera House on Saturday, November 23, at 2 p.m. Tix: Daponte.org.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

  • Willie J. Laws Band in Rockland, 7 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. Funky blues from the house band at Margaritaville in New Orleans that has played at House of Blues in Las Vegas and New Orleans. $15 cover.

COMING UP:

  • Thoreau Trio in Music@Noon Series in Rockland, Wednesday, November 13, at noon in the library at Farnsworth Art Museum. The program will include works by Leonard Bernstein, Buxtehude and Mendelssohn. Admission includes a soup lunch and access to the museuum after the hour-long concert. $30 adults, $10 under 25: BayChamberConcerts.org.
  • David Mallett at Camden Opera House, Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. He plays a MaineMadeMusic show, with opening act Caroline Cotter. Mallett has recorded 17 albums, had hundreds of covers of his songs including the American folk classic “Garden Song,” and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the U.S., Canada and Europe. $20 in advance, $25 on show day.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.

FILM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • Met Opera Encore: Massenet’s Manon, 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux. Maurizio Benini conducts Laurent Pelly’s “enchanting” production. Three hours, 52 minutes, with two intermissions. $23 adults, $20 Strand members, $5 college students with ID and under 19.
  • Free Screening of “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare,” 4 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed Perkins as the first woman on a presidential cabinet. Against the odds, the Maine daughter became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour work week, the eight-hour workday, minimum wage, and unemployment compensation.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • National Theatre Live: Small Island, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel comes to life in the play that follows three intricately connected stories: Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. “Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.” $12.50 general admission, $10.50 Strand members.
  • Classic Film Club Presents “The Thin Man,” 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The daughter of a mean-spirited inventor hires a private dick after dad hooks up with the wrong woman and goes missing. $8 adults, $6 LT members and under 19, free for Classic Film Club members.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 7 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix series. November’s Wes Anderson films continue with the story of an odd friendship between the concierge and the lobby boy at an elegant hotel in Eastern Europe in the 1930s. Free.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

  • The Met Live in HD: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, broadcast at 1 p.m. to Rockland’s Strand Theatre and Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Visit theater websites for ticket prices: rocklandstrand.com, lcct.org.
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast. The festival will feature 10 short films focused on the environment. $10 adults, $7 students and kids under 11, at the door or MidcoastConservancy.org.
  • “Mountaintop,” 8 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. A raw and unfltered look at the process of Neil Young and Crazy Horse making their first album in seven years, “Colorado.” $9 adults, $8 seniors and under 12, $7 Strand members.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • “A Night with Janis Joplin,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Mary Bridget Davies stars as Joplin in the film fueled by songs like “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart.” $15 adults, $13 LT members, $5 under 19.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

  • “They Shall Not Grow Old,” 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Peter Jackson’s documentary with colorized and sound-enhanced images from World War I. The screening in the Community Thank You Films series is free.

COMING UP:

  • “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre on Wednesday, November 13, and Thursday, November 14, both shows at 7 p.m. Irene Taylor Brodsky builds on her first feature, “Hear and Now,” by delving into an intergenerational exploration of living with deafness. Her son Jonas began losing his hearing as a baby and underwent cochlear-implant surgery as a toddler. Now 11 years old, he has adjusted to a world with sound and is learning to play Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata. $9 adults, $8 seniors and under 12, $7 Strand members.
  • 10th Anniversary Screening of “Up” at Rockland Public Library, Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone’s invited to the free screening of the animated film for all ages about a retired salesman who ties thousands of balloons to his house and sets off for the lost world of his childhood dreams, along with an 8-year-old, unintentional stowaway.
  • The Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Le Corsaire, Sunday, November 17, at 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. “Bolshoi prima ballerina, the mesmerizing Ekaterina Krysanova, and leading soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity,” says The Guardian. With luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck. Three hours, 30 minutes, with two intermissions. $15 adults, $10 college students and under 19.

AREA THEATERS:

  • ALAMO THEATRE, Bucksport. OldFilm.org, 469-6910.
  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. ColonialTheater.com, 338-1930.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. BoothbayCinema.org, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.

ARTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • “Nature’s Beauty in Fiber and Clay” at River Arts, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. The show of handcrafted tableware and fiber arts, by potter Libbey Seigars and fiber artist Cathie Stebbins Peterson, is in the West Gallery through November 22.
  • Stephen Busch Show at Rising Tide Co-op, 323 Main Street, Damariscotta. The South Bristol painter’s works are on view throughout November.
  • Dan Friedland Photography Show at Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta. The self-taught lensman’s photos printed on glass hang in the hospital’s Hall Gallery to November 22.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

  • “Your Life, Your Deep Emotions, Your Riveting Fiction” Workshop, 6 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Owls Head author Gin Mackey leads the free class on how to use personal experiences as the basis for moving works of fiction and greater self-awareness.
  • “Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Michel Droge,” 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. This entry in the free series hosted by Jane Dahmen features Droge, a painter, printmaker and educator whose work “engages with the environment and the human condition in an era of uncertainty.”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • Thomaston Public Library Mystery Book Club, meets at 11 a.m. to discuss the DCI Vera Stanhope series by Ann Cleeves. The first book in the series is “The Crow Trap,” but club members are welcome to read any in the series. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. December’s book will be decided at November’s meeting.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

  • Artist’s Reception for Obrianna Cornelius at Camden Public Library, from 3 to 5 p.m. Her watercolor landsapes are in the Picker Room Gallery in November. She will be at the reception.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • “Poets Face Change,” 1 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Ellen Goldsmith leads the Camden Conference workshop that will let people respond to poems by Matthew Arnold, W. S. Auden, Naomi Shihab Nye and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. All welcome. Details: 236-1034, CamdenConference.org.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

  • Make Birch Bark Ornaments in Rockland, 9 a.m. to noon at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, 9 Water Street. Artist Sandi Cirillo leads the class for adults and kids 8 and older. $15 materials fee. Reserve by November 8: 594-0600, extension 5; info@MaineCoastIslands.org.
  • “Using Metaphors in Your Art,” 6 to 8 p.m. at Rockland’s Art Loft. Hope artist Amy Wilton leads the class that invites people to bring their notebook/journal and an open mind to talk about the use of metaphors in well-known art and how to use them to express their own ideas and feelings. The drop-in class is $20, free for Art Loft members.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

  • Tuesday Book Club at Camden Public Library, 1 to 2 p.m. This month’s book is “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. The club meets second Tuesdays monthly and welcomes new members.

COMING UP:

  • Creative Art Journaling at Camden Public Library, Wednesday, November 13, at 4 p.m. Join Miss Amy for different projects every second Wednesday of the month through June. Bring your journal. Art supplies provided.
  • “Secrets of Perspective” Fiction Workshop at Belfast Free Library, Saturday, November 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Author Judson Merrill leads the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance class. He studied writing at Brown University, received his MFA from Brooklyn College and teaches at University of Southern Maine. $125 ($70 MWPA members). Registration: MaineWriters.org, 228-8263.
  • “Let’s Talk About It” Reading and Discussion Group, at Belfast Free Library, selected by Maine Humanities Council to offer the series, continues Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. with “What the Living Do” by Marie Howe and wraps up Tuesday, December 17, with “Brothers and Keepers” by John Edgar Wideman. Discussions will be led by poet and writer Annaliese Jakimides, whose work has been widely published.

EXHIBITS:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Temporality | The Process of Time,” to February 23.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine” and “The Wyeths: Family and Friends,” both to December 29. “Andrew Wyeth’s World War I” and “Slab City Rendezvous,” both to February 9. “Andrew Wyeth: Witches, Ghosts and Mischief,” to March 1. “MAINE: The Farnsworth Collection,” to March 14. “Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice,” to April 12.
  • Maine State Museum,Augusta. “Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote,” to January 25.
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland. “N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives,” to January 12. Babara Moran: Letter to the World,” to February 9.
  • Unity College Center for the Arts, Unity. “On-site,” by Maine landscape painter Matthew Russ, to November 15.

ONGOING:

  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Knit2Together at Belfast Free Library, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Knitters and crocheters at every level are invited to drop in.
  • Fiber Arts at Rockport Library, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Fiber Arts at Appleton Library, third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m. Stitch at the library, 2916 Sennebec Road.
  • Knitting Group at Camden Public Library, second Tuesdays through June, 4 to 5 p.m. Bring your own project or try something new; supplies provided.
  • Warren Free Public Library, offers adult coloring Wednesdays at noon, and knitting every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and first Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Crafternoons at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport. The group meets every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (with a bigger group on third Thursdays) and invites people to bring their knitting, mending or crafting for conversation, questions and socializing.

HOME & GARDEN

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

  • “New Plant Varieties: So How Do They Do That? The Basics of Plant Breeding,” 11 a.m. at the Owls Head Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive. Wendy Reinemann of Guini Ridge Farm in Rockport gives an illustrated talk on the objectives of plant breeding, breeding basics and backyard breeding. The Owls Head Garden Club program is open to everyone.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • “History in Your Backyard,” noon at Rockport Opera House. Rockport Garden Club hosts the free program by Lucinda Brockway of Past Designs in Kennebunk and program director for cultural resources at The Trustees of Reservations, a Massachusetts preservation and conservation group.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

  • Midcoast Women Collective Voices: “Women in Agriculture – Seeding the Future,” 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. A panel of Maine women who are experts in their fields will discuss what’s happening in Maine agriculture, from the State House to the fields. Details are at MidcoastWomen.org.

COMING UP:

  • Free Presentations on Forest Pests, at Bremen Library on Wednesday, November 13, and at Hope Library on Thursday, November 14, both from noon to 1:30 p.m. (participants are invited to bring lunch). Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District uses slides and specimens to help landowners identify current and potential invasive forest pests and their host species. She’ll tell how to limit their spread and report sightings, and she’ll give out information packets with info on the emerald ash borer, browntail moth, hemlock woolly adelgid and others. RSVP: knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040.
  • Free Home Energy Forum in Newcastle, Saturday, November 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 11 Glidden Street. Homeowners are invited to learn about proven energy-saving options like weatherization and heating upgrades that can reduce yearly energy bills by 35 percent or more. Forum leaders will be Larry Pritchett, who chaired Rockland’s energy committee for seven years, and Stephen Ward, who was Maine’s public advocate for utility consumers from 1986 to 2007. More info: SteveW@tidewater.net or 563-8191, or larry.r.pritchett@outlook.com, 594-8806.

FOOD & DRINK

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • Community Produce Project, an AIO Food Pantry, Energy Assistance and Child Hunger program, moves its produce distribution to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Normally held at Flanagan Community Center, the program is being moved because of Election Day. It moves back to its regular home in December.
  • Souper Supper at Evening Star Grange, Washington, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More than 10 soups, stews, chilis and chowders, with vegetarian varieties. Drinks and desserts also served. $10 adults, $5 kids. Take off $1 if you bring a donation for the food bank. More info: 845-3102.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

  • “Soup’s On!” in Camden, at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, at noon on Wednesdays to March 25 (but no lunch November 27, December 25 or January 1, or when school is cancelled). The meals in the church hall feature a choice of two homemade soups (one vegetarian), bread, dessert and tea or coffee. Free; donations accepted. To volunteer as a chef, baker, server, waiter, greeter, clean-up crew or musician, call 236-4821.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

  • “Thank You for Your Service” Meatloaf Dinner in Warren, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Masonic Hall, 105 Camden Road. Donations accepted from attendees who are not veterans. RSVP: 273-3154.
  • Bean Supper at Ocean View Grange Is Free for Veterans, Route 131, Port Clyde, from 5 to 7 p.m. Beans, brown bread, coleslaw, ham, hot dogs, pork roast and more. $8 adults, $4 kids, free under 5, free for veterans. More info: 372-8629.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • Veterans Day Dinner in Rockland, noon to 2 p.m. at the American Legion, 335 Limerock Street. The meal is hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Veterans eat free; $10 for guests.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

  • Free Veterans Day Breakfast in Rockport, 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Wave Cafe at Camden Hills Regional High School. The National Honor Society holds its seventh annual event, which will also include music and speakers.
  • Free Veterans Day Dinner in Belfast, 5 p.m. at the Tarratine Tribe Building, corner of Waldo Avenue and Main Street. Ham, mac and cheese (with a gluten-free version), veggies, and dessert (with sugar-free versions). All veterans are invited.
  • Veterans Appreciation Supper in Owls Head, 5 to 7 p.m. at Owls Head Community Center. The Knox County Republican Committee serves home-baked beans, mac and cheese, smoked ham, biscuits, coleslaw, veggies and a varietey of desserts. The meal is free for veterans and their families. Everone else is welcome for a small fee that will benefit a veterans charity. With music, presentations and door prizes for veterans.

COMING UP:

  • Jefferson Food Pantry Schedule, at St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, will be open 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 13; Monday, November 25; and Wednesday, December 11. More info: 315-1134.
  • “Pastes, Powders and Potions,” Thursday, November 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Biscone Medical Building’s Community Room, 119 Northport Avenue, Belfast. Learn how to stock your pantry and fridge with healthy homemade basics sure to jazz up any dish. $10. Sign-up: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 301-3950.
  • English Tea in Belfast, Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street. Scones, tea sandwiches, mince tarts and sweets will be offered, along with a bake sale, jewelry and white elephant tables, and a silent auction. Admission is $12 adults, $10 for kids under 13.
  • Soup and Pie Social at Palermo Community Library, Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices are $2.50 for a bowl of homemade soup and $2.50 for a slice of pie; free for kids under 6. With a 50-50 raffle, drawn at 1 p.m. Storm date is Sunday, November 17.
  • Public Italian Buffet at Mt. Olivet Lodge, Route 220, north of Washington village, on Saturday, November 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Chicken alfredo, shrimp scampi, baked ziti, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, Italian desserts, and beverages. $12 adults; $6 kids, with free hot dogs and chips for kids.

FAIRS & SALES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • “Gift Worthy” Book Sale in Camden Public Library’s Rotunda, during library open hours to December 1.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9:

  • Christmas Fair in Rockland, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway. Christmas decorations, jewelry, white elephant items, books, crafts, handiwork, toys, houseplants, baked goods, jams and jellies. Food for sale at the lunch cafe.
  • Christmas Fair in Belfast, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The First Church in Belfast, UCC, 55 Spring Street. Books, baked goods, houseplants, silent auction, jewelry, holiday table, white elephant items, and a children’s area. Scones and beverages are for sale at 8 a.m. A lunch of Don’s “famous fish chowder,” quiche and sandwiches is for sale starting at 10 a.m.
  • Live Auction at Apostolic Christian Life Center, corner of Buttermilk Lane and Thomaston Street, in Thomaston, starts at 1 p.m. Furniture and household goods are sold to raise money for church repairs. Refreshments for sale. No kids under 10, due to limited seating. To donate by November 6: 542-7423.
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Rockland, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Rockland Elks Club, on Rankin Street. Rockland Emblem Club 200 holds its annual fair and serves lunch. Proceeds will be used for local scholarships, food pantries, Ronald McDonald House, New Hope for Women, etc. FMI: 354-6478, 542-1077, 790-2026.

COMING UP:

  • Federated Fall Fair in Thomaston, Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street. Baked goods, crafts, jewelry, Grandma’s Attic, toiletries, books for kids and adults, greeting cards and free refreshments.
  • Bremen Library Christmas Wreath Sale in Two Locations, Saturday, November 16. Balsam wreaths – plain and with bows and natural decorations – will be for sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Bremen Townhouse, next to the firehouse on Route 32, and at Central Lincoln County YMCA’s Holiday Bazaar & Craft Show in Damariscotta from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices range from $13 to $40. Shipping boxes will also be for sale.
  • Holiday Antique and Gift Show at Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173), in the town center, on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full house of vendors, plus homemade preserves and relishes, baked goods, and a breakfast and lunch menu. Sponsored by United Christian Church. More info: 785-3521.
  • First Thomaston Fall Vendor & Craft Fair, Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on second floor (elevator available) of Watts Hall, 174 Main Street. Nearly 30 vendors and crafters will be selling their wares. Lunch will be on sale. Free admission, with a donation jar for Thomaston Food Pantry.

KIDS & PARENTS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Classes at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Catinka Knoth leads the Let’s Draw Together! series for kids 6-plus (under 11 with an adult – adults invited to join in). All materials provided. This month: woodland creatures, Thanksgiving and Native American designs and motifs.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

  • Babes in the Woods, 10 to 11 a.m. Boothbay Region Land Trust offers the monthly session of crafts, stories and games to connect kids 2 to 5 and their parents or caregivers with the natural world. A short walk is usually included. Meet at the farmhouse at Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Road, Boothbay Harbor. Kids should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get muddy.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • Girl Scout New Member Sign-Up Event in Warren, 6 p.m. at Warren Community School, 117 Eastern Road.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

  • Free String-Art Workshop for Teens, 2 p.m. at Belfst Free Library. All materials will be provided.
  • “Mother Kofi: Tales of an African Princess,” 7:30 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Featuring African music and dance by Alphonso Horne and dancers from Rockland’s Studio Red performing a tribute to Ghanaian princess and activist Laura Adorkor Kofi. Admission is pay-what-you-can in the Strand’s Family Series programming for all ages.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • Camden Snow Bowl Programs Fair, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the lodge. Snow Bowl programs are for participants of all ages and abilities. Coaches and instructors will be on hand to discuss teams and programs for schoolchildren and registration will be open for Ski School and winter racing. Ragged Mountain Ski Club organizers will be on hand and kids can join. Season packages and equipment lease packages will be available.

COMING UP:

  • Lincoln Academy Open House, Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Dining Commons. The school, at 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, invites prospective students and their families for an orientation, campus tour with student guides, and an academics and clubs fair in the gym. Student living in towns with secondary-school choice can attend Lincoln Academy for free.
  • “Just for Kids” Yoga Course in Northport, Thursdays, November 14 to December 12, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Edna Drinkwater School. Kids will move in and out of yoga poses and explore stories that teach about happiness, anger, love and much more. $20. Family discounts and scholarships available. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Chris Van Dusen to Read from His Latest Book Around a Bonfire, Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Camden Snow Bowl. The Camden-Rockport Middle School fundraiser features Van Dusen reading from “If I Built a School.” Activities will include live music, food for sale, an “If I Built a S’mores” bar, art auction and sale of prints and T-shirts with artwork from Van Dusen’s book.
  • “Funny HaHa: An All Ages Art Happening,” at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, on Saturday, November 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature activities for all ages including “painting your own grownup” and monster-mask making, plus joke telling by children ages 3 to 10 and a junior house band. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sweet treats will be for sale. The event is free; donations are welcome. Kids who want to tell jokes onstage should sign up at 6 p.m.

ONGOING:

  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERINGS, in the midcoast. Appleton Public Library: Story Time for kids of any age on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Belfast Free Library: Stay & Play Storytime for Babies & Toddlers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10 a.m. Camden Public Library: Babbling Books for Busy Bodies on Mondays at 10 a.m. Book Time for Babies, newborn to age 2, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Friday Story Hour, for ages 2 and 3, at 10 a.m. Carver Memorial Library, Searsport: Preschool Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Gibbs Library, Washington: Storytime Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Liberty Library: It’s Story Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Palermo Public Library: Toddler Playtime on Mondays at 10 a.m. Rockland Public Library: Rockin’ Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime & Crafts on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Baby Time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Magic the Gathering Club for kids and adults on first Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Creative Art Crew on second Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Lego Club on third Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Rockport Public Library: Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies to age 5. Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Kids Story Time on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Thomaston Public Library: Storytime Hour on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Waldoboro Public Library: Read-Aloud Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Warren Free Public Library: Kids Arts & Crafts Club on second and fourth Mondays at 6 p.m.
  • “A Family for ME” Foster Care and Adoption Info Meetings, for people who have wondered about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent or adoptive parent. For the location and time of the next meeting: 615-6011 or AFamilyForMEMaine.org.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10 to 11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Rockport, first and third Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel Room. Drop-in meeting facilitated by a lactation consultant.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group in Rockport, Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Chapel. Drop-in group open to families and moms-to-be.
  • Postpartum Support Group, first and third Thursdays in Rockport in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Solarium and second and fourth Thursdays in Belfast in Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-in meetings open to the family. FMI: 505-4140.

MISCELLANEOUS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

  • Maine Referendum Election, with two statewide issues, on a transportation bond and on amending the Constitution of Maine to allow persons with disabilities to sign petitions in an alternative manner. The Maine Citizens’ Guide to the Referendum Election lists the questions and offers more information on each: maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/pdf/citizensguide19.pdf.
  • Flu Shots for Belfast Residents,from 4 to 7 p.m. at Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, in the Teleconference Room on the ground floor. Belfast Public Health Nursing provides the free shots to adult Belfast residents.
  • Cancer Support Group in Belfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, November 5 and 19, in Oncology & Infusion Therapy at Waldo County General Hospital’s Ludwig Medical Building. For cancer patients at any stage. For more information or to register, call 218-7944.
  • Parkinson’s Suport Group, noon to 2 p.m. at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. The group meets first Tuesdays of each month. Details: ckwalters66@gmail.com, 596-3978.
  • Mah-Jongg at Camden Public Library, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Everyone is welome to learn how to play the ancient tile game of skill, strategy and chance with teacher Chris Sady and eperienced players. Call to 236-3440 to register.
  • Yoga for the People Classes, at the McLain Building in Rockland, with three-week classes starting at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., led by Jessica Shepard. $18. Registration: rsu13.MaineAdultEd.org, 594-9764.
  • Free Smoking Cessation Class for Women in Rockland, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the Flanagan Center, 61 Limerock Street. To register, call Molly at 236-6313, ext. 3, and leave your name and contact info.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 6 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. Info and support for those who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Details: 301-6237.
  • Presentation on HeartMath at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine hosts Gilda Joffe’s talk about HeartMath, a collection of tools and strategies to lower stress and increase emotional and physical resilience.
  • “Keeping Your Hands and Arms Healthy,” 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Sue Michlovitz, PT, Ph.D., leads an interactive presentation and tells how to minimize aches and pains from arthritis and overuse activities.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

  • Ground-Breaking Event for Philbrick Commons, Philbrick Avenue, Rockland, at 11 a.m.
  • Singles Over 55 Social, 6 p.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1, Rockport. RSVP by noon November 5: 542-9014.
  • Discussion of “Three Beliefs” at St. Patrick’s Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, at 6 p.m. Suzanne Lafreniere, public policy director for the Diocese of Portland, will discuss the document that offers Catholics assistance and guidance on end-of-life issues.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7:

  • Public Speaking Seminar in Belfast, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hutchinson Center, Route 3. Tom Dowd, a Distinguished Toastmaster, leads the course. $150. Registration: Michelle.Patten@maine.edu, 338-8002.
  • “Straight Talk About Surrogate Decision Making,” 10:30 a.m. to noon at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, Camden. Legal Services for the Elderly attorney Denis Culley demystifies the process of naming surrogate health care decision makers. Free and open to adults 50-plus. Registration required: QuarryHill.org, 301-6116.
  • Free “What Is Energy Medicine and How Can It Help Me?” Class, 4:30 p.m. at Camden Whole Health, 91 Elm Street, Camden. Paula Apro of Mariposa Energy Therapy offers the 1.5-hour class that gives an overview of energy medicine.
  • Fire Extinguisher Training in South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street. South Thomston Fire Chief Brian Calderwood offers the demo and discusses various types of extinguishers and which are appropriate for residential and commercial use. He’ll bring a portable device that creates a fire and let attendees practice extinguishing it.
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby Program on Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Steve Ouillette and Paul Robie on HR 763, intended to reduce carbon emissions and add jobs to the American economy.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8:

  • Ground-Breaking at Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main Street, Waldoboro, at 10 a.m. The public ceremony launches phase one of the church’s renovation project. Refreshments served.
  • Free Business Basics Workshop at Vinalhaven Town Office, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open to entrepreneurs and people thinking about starting their own business, those in the start-up phase, and established business owners who want a refresher. Lunch served. Registration required: jenn.dobransky@maine.edu, 386-1664.
  • 2nd Annual One Night Without a Home in Camden, from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. Knox County Homeless Coalition hosts the event in which people sleep on Camden’s village green. Individuals and teams are invited to participate and seek sponsors. For info: crowdrise.com/1night2019.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

  • Talk by Bre Kidman, Candidate for U.S. Senate, 1 p.m. at Varney Community Building, 24 Veterans Highway (Route 7), Brooks. A meeting of Waldo County Democratic Committee will follow.
  • Opening of Two New St. George Preserves, with all ages invited to meet at Bamford Preserve, 105 Long Cove Road, at 1 p.m. for a short walk on an easy trail to the shore for apple cider and treats for all ages. Meadow Brook Preserve on Turkey Cove Road officially opens at 3 p.m. Due to limited parking, people will carpool from Bamford Preserve. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Details: GeorgesRiverLandTrust.org, 594-5166.
  • New Rabbi at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street, Rockland. Rabbi Lily Solochek will be installed as spiritual leader in a ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Solochek will also be joining the Midcoast Interfaith Clergy Alliance.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

  • Leer y Charlar at Camden Public Library, 1 p.m. The Spanish-language reading and conversation group meets on second and fourth Tuesdays monthly and welcomes new members.
  • Waldo County Area Prostate Cancer Fellowship Group, 6:30 p.m. at 22 Durham Street in Belfast. Men are invited to join the new group for support, discussion, questions and fellowship. All are welcome, from the newly diagnosed to those in post-treatment. FMI: 338-8372.
  • “Tai Chi for Osteoporosis” Course in Rockport, Tuesdays, November 12 to December 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road. Gain inner strength, stronger muscles and better balance of mind and body. $39. Registration: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • “The Conversation,” Wednesday, November 13, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. The free class will help attendees consider what is most important so they can gain confidence with starting end-of-life care conversations. Registration required: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Knox County Retired Educators to Meet, Wednesday, November 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant in Rockport. The group will order off the menu at noon. Anyone who has retired from a position in education (bus driver to superintendent) is invited. FMI: 594-4397.
  • “Restorative Yoga” Course in St. George, Wednesdays, November 13 to December 18 (no class November 27), from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at 47 Main Street Studio. The gentle class is designed to help people stretch and strengthen muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. Appropriate for all levels. $26. Registration required: 301-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • “Thankful for America” Potluck Party, Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Church. Waldo County Republicans Committee hold it, with table seating by town and info on the 2020 election cycle’s caucus, primary, convention and general election. FMI: 789-5811.

ONGOING:

  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Waldoboro Clothes Closet, gently used clothing for adults, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street next to Masonic Hall.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. 620-1656.
  • Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White Street. Reiki, chair massage, ear acupuncture and more. All welcome. 921-6993.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. 930-2500. In Damariscotta: second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations at the YMCA. 563-1363. In Camden: fourth Thursdays, 1 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm Street.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., library of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street in Newcastle. 563-6209.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. Those proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue. Drop-in group. 218-7256.
  • Grown Up Story Hour at Camden Public Library, Fridays, 11 a.m. New story every week, read by a rotating group of bookworms.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 and Broadway, Rockland. Tops.org.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. 354-6749.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. 563-3350.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. All welcome. 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. 882-7426.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. 542-7397.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street. Free and open to adults 60-plus. Card games, puzzles, coffee and tea. Stop by anytime, and bring lunch. BelfastSenior@gmail.com.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. 596-7117.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, first Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. 338-6886.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street in Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Meditation in Camden, is offered at Camden Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, on Thursdays, 9 a.m., with sitting and walking meditation and instruction for beginners. At The Start Center, 37 Start Road, on Sundays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome. And at Meetingbrook Hermitage, 64 Barnestown Road, on Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Meditation in Damariscotta, at Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Donations taken.
  • Meditation in Rockland, Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Donations taken.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., First Universalist Church, Rockland. 691-3599.
  • Knox County Democrats, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Stella Maris House, Broadway, Rockland. KnoxMaine-Democrats.org.
  • Knox County Republicans, second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Trade Winds, fifth floor, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. GOPKnoxCounty.com.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland: Friends & Family Together Thursdays at 4 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Refuge Recovery Wednesdays at 6 p.m. SMART Recovery Fridays at 6 p.m.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Drug Drop-Off in Rockland, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park Street. Use the green box in lobby. 594-0429, ext. 702.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. 382-6446.
  • Food Addicts in Recovery in Rockland, Saturdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Knox Center, White Street.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location: ananur@twc.com.
  • Duplicate Bridge at First Church in Belfast, 104 Church Street, Fridays at noon. All are welcome – there will be instruction for those new to the game. Call 548-2407, before the Friday. $3.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 3:30 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.
  • Language Tables at Belfast Co-op Cafe, every Tuesday. Italian and Spanish at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German at noon. All levels.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Public Library.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. 230-0042.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. 233-8257.