NOTEWORTHY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22:

  • Thanksgiving in the United States, celebrated the fourth Thursday of November, is said to have started as a 1621 harvest feast, celebrated by a group of immigrant Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people who helped them survive their first year here. President Abraham Lincoln declared it a federal holiday in 1863, during the Civil War, after a long campaign by Sarah Josepha Hale, “editress” of a popular magazine called “Godey’s Lady’s Book.”

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30 to 9 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union Street in Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • A Doll’s House, Part 2 Presented by Everyman Repertory Theatre, at Camden Opera House at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Nora left her husband and children in the final scene of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Now she’s back, 15 years later. $20 tix ($10 students): 236-0173, EverymanRep.org.
  • Festival of Lights in Downtown Rockland All Weekend, Friday-Sunday. Santa arrives on a Coast Guard boat at Middle Pier at noon Friday to open the holiday season with a ribbon cutting at Park and Main streets. He will be at his Mildred Merrill Park workshop on Friday and Saturday afternoons, noon to 3 p.m., so kids can hand over their lists. Lobster Trap Christmas Tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Friday. Parade of Lights starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the public landing and heads north on Main Street. Free horse-and-wagon rides will be offered Friday and Saturday. Santa will have breakfast at the Eclipse, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • Santa’s Snowbird Express on Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, offering round-trip excursions from Unity to Thorndike, with a stop-over at the historic Farwell Mill. Jump aboard and help Santa and Mrs. Claus round up their naughty elves in time for Christmas. Trains run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 9, and then daily from Dec. 14 to 23. The 11 a.m. train includes a soup and sandwich lunch at the mill (by reservation); free cookies and cocoa are offered on the 1:30 and 4 p.m. trains and on the 6:30 p.m. trains that will run on Saturdays starting Dec. 1. For tickets: BelfastAndMooseheadLakeRail.org.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

  • General Registration Opens for 32nd Annual Camden Conference, which asks, “Is This China’s Century?” Events will take place at Camden Opera House – with live streaming to Strand Theatre in Rockland, UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and USM in Portland – from Friday to Sunday, Feb 22 to 24. Register at CamdenConference.org or call 236-1034.
  • “Up in Smoke: An Archaeological Perspective” at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 3 p.m. Archaeologist Tim Dinsmore will talk about early settlers along the Damariscotta River and their demise in the northern theater of King Philip’s War in the late 1600s. The talk is free and open to everyone.
  • Special Performance of A Christmas Carol in Portland, 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street. The family performance will be delivered by Gerald Dickens of Oxford, England, who is the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, author of the cautionary tale. $35 general admission; $25 Maine Historical Society members; $15 ages 18 and under: MaineHistory.org, 774-1822.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

  • Fishers to Discuss Aquaculture at St. George Town Office, 5 p.m. St. George Business Alliance invites its members and area residents to a talk by Merritt Carey, a founding member of the Tenants Harbor Fisherman’s Co-op and Maine Aquaculture Co-op. Other members of the Aquaculture Co-op and Sara Rademaker, a Tenants Harbor resident recognized for her work with glass eel aquafarming, will also take part in the presentation, which will focus on local aquaculture projects and challenges.
  • Story Night Open Mic at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 5:30 to 7 p.m. In the vein of the Moth Radio Hour, the cafe invites people to stop by with a story or just come to listen. No cover.
  • “Archaeology of Sears Island and Upper Penobscot Bay: 12,000 Years of History Beneath Our Feet,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Archaeologist Paul Bock’s talk and slide show will focus on the importance of sites that yield clues to our deep past and that are in danger due to development and rising sea levels. He’ll touch on Native American sites that have been excavated in the area, with a focus on Sears Island. Free.
  • Talk by Music Therapist at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Heather Ellsworth, a music therapist based in Warren, will explain what music therapy is, who can benefit from it, and how her work has benefitted people locally. She will also talk about her internship at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where music therapy was used over a six-week period to help a child with a brain injury.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

  • Nordic Aquafarms Inc. to Host Community Dialogue, 6 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Route 3 in Belfast. CEO Erik Heim says the informal presentation will provide a brief update on the proposed land-based salmon farm and give the public a chance to ask questions and make comments aloud or written on index cards. Additional meetings are planned for December and January.
  • Talk on Underwater Archaeology at The Apprenticeshop in Rockland, 6 p.m. Michelle Creisher discusses benchmark excavations and what scholars have learned from them as well as ongoing excavations, including the one she is working on as part of her doctoral research. $10 suggested donation.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

  • 9th Annual Auction for the Animals, 5:30 p.m. at Samoset Resort, Rockport. P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center holds the fundraiser with hearty appetizers, carving stations, desserts, a cash bar, live music and over 200 auction items to fit every budget. $35 tix: PAWSadoption.org.
  • Author of “Space Heart: A Memoir in Stages” at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Linda Buckmaster discusses her memoir that combines prose poems, narrative memoir and history and juxtaposes the natural world of Space Coast Florida in the 1950s and ’60s with the cutting-edge technology of the space race. Copies will be available for sale and signing.
  • Fame – The Musical is Belfast Area High School’s Fall Production, with performances at The Crosby Center, 96 Church Street in Belfast, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 1. The play about kids at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts has been updated to show the complex issues facing today’s teens. $10 adults; $8 students. Tix at the door.

COMING UP:

  • Camden’s Christmas By the Sea, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (with events in Lincolnville and Rockport, too). Shops will stay open late, there will be music and food, The Nutcracker will be danced at Camden Opera House (head to p2pDance.com for tix), horse-drawn carriages will carry visitors along decorated streets, and the Christmas By the Sea parade will march through the downtown with Santa on the last float. He’ll light the Community Tree in Harbor Park, take photos with kids and read a story at the library. See the full schedule at CamdenMaineExperience.com.
  • Annual Beltie Holiday at Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites you to don your most festive (or most hideous) holiday sweater and bring your camera for a picture with a Belted Galloway calf. Kids can enjoy free hot cocoa and treats from the Aldermere Achievers 4-H Club bake sale while they decorate a Beltie ornament to take home. Aldermere Farm beef and Beltie-themed stocking stuffers will be on sale. Free admission; donations of nonperishable food for Camden Area Christian Food Pantry are encouraged.
  • Harbor Lights Festival in Boothbay Harbor, Saturday, Dec. 1. The craft show at Boothbay Harbor Fire Station and the Festival of Trees at the Opera House run all day. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat at the town landing at 1 p.m. and head to the library for photos with the kids from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides, a Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing at the library, Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Lighted Boat Parade in the Inner Harbor round out the day. Visit BoothbayHarbor.com for the full lineup.
  • The Great War Opens at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through innovative interpretations, obscure objects and memorialized machines, the exhibition in the East Wing will transport visitors on a dynamic journey to understand the mechanization of war from 1914–1918 and give them a glimpse into one of the events that defined the 20th century and shaped our lives today. FMI: ohtm.org.
  • Holiday Open House at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water Street in Rockland, on Saturday, Dec. 1. A reception for artists Sharon Boody-Dean, Sandi Cirillo and Sherrie York will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At noon, the film “Counting on Birds” will be shown and details about the Christmas bird count will be provided. At 1 p.m., Ukes Rock will perform at the For the Birds coffeehouse, opening with a set of bird songs. Other singers are welcome to perform any song that mentions birds. The Nature Store will offer holiday gifts.
  • Belfast Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 1. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Post Office Square by fire truck at 4:30 p.m. for cookies, cocoa and caroling. They’ll light the tree at 5 p.m. and then head indoors to KeyBank for photos with the kids. Head back downtown Sunday, Dec. 2, at sundown for the first night of Chanukah and the Belfast Menorah Lighting, when the 7-foot menorah at Post Office Square will be lit and the community will celebrate with readings, music and snacks. Details for both events are at OurTownBelfast.org.
  • “Christmas at a Maine Lighthouse,” Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., Gibbs Library in Washington. Tom and Marie Szelog will describe the joys and surprises they experienced at Christmas while living in the working Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde. Refreshments will be served and “Our Point of View: Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse” will be available for sale and signing. Free admission,
  • Community Chanukah Celebration n Rockport, Sunday, Dec. 2, 4-6 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue hosts the annual party where everyone is welcome. Lisa Mayer and Sruli Dresdner will perform Jewish music, lead guests in Chanukah songs and teach Israeli dancing. There will be a menorah lighting, crafts for kids and potato latkes. $10 suggested donation; kids 12 and under free. FMI: 594-4523, info@AdasYoshuron.org.
  • “Christmas in the Country” on Union Common, Sunday, Dec. 2, 6 to 7 p.m. The free outdoor event will feature a bonfire, dedication, lighting of the trees and a visit from Santa, along with cocoa, cookies and carols. Sponsor Union Area Chamber of Commerce invites people to bring food pantry donations.

MUSIC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • Northern Rain at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6-8:30 p.m. Leah and John perform. No cover.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25:

  • Whitehead Dean Group at FOG Bar and Cafe, 328 Main Street in Rockland, at 7 p.m. Jazz and funk by Mike Whitehead on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jason Dean on drums, Glenn DuBose on bass and Mitch Markowitz on guitar.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

  • Karen Lovely Band in Rockland, at the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. $15.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

  • Carols in the Round with Mount View Chamber Singers, 7 p.m. People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot Street in Union, will be candlelit for the concert by the 20-member ensemble of high school students from the Thorndike area. They will perform choral, a cappella and chamber music in the sanctuary, known for its excellent acoustics. Free; donations help the Chamber Singers pay for traveling. Light refreshments served in the Fellowship Hall afterward.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

  • Phog at Saint George River Cafe, in Warren village, 6:30-8 p.m. The band will rock the cafe. No cover.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

  • Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. All songwriters are invited to gather and collaborate.

COMING UP:

  • Next Weekend at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, on Friday, Nov. 30, By the Bay Jazz Trio and Saturday, Dec. 1, the Blind Albert Duo. Both shows will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. No cover.
  • 22nd Annual Living Christmas Tree in Thomaston, at Thomaston Baptist Church, performing “The Glory of Christmas” by Lloyd Larson at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1 & 2. Free; donations encouraged to support performance costs.
  • Carol Sing-Along on Camden Village Green, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon. Sing together with Midcoast Community Chorus during Camden’s Christmas by the Sea. Wordsheets for 30 seasonal songs will be provided.
  • Christmas Memories: A Musical Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Avenue in Augusta. Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus – consisting of women of all ages from around Maine – performs a free concert, directed by Kathy Greason. Jay Wiley will emcee. Joining the chorus will be quartets Heart ’n’ Soul and Windsong. Refreshments will be served afterward.
  • Paul Sullivan to Play in Searsport, Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in First Congregational Church of Searsport, 8 Church Street. The pianist will play of wide sampling of selections from his many albums. Admission by donation will be accepted at the door to go toward the church’s building project.
  • Matt and the Barnburners, at the Dec. 3 Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street in Rockland. $10.

ONGOING:

  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. All welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome. Open Mics hosted by Ryan Moody are held at the cafe in Warren village second and fourth Fridays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, 1:30 p.m. All welcome.

FILM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 — THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “The Grinch.” The Colonial will be open on Thanksgiving.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “First Man.” BoothbayCinema.org.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “A Star Is Born.” LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Old Man and the Gun,” “Wildlife.”

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

  • “The Misfits,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. November’s film lineup about “outsiders” continues with Marilyn Monroe’s portrayal of an ex-showgirl in Reno for a divorce, who meets and moves in with an aging cowboy (Clark Gable) and a former WW II aviator (Eli Wallach).

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Pictures with Santa, noon, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Kids are invited to have their picture taken with Santa. The movie will be screened for free afterward.
  • “Elf,” 3 p.m. The Strand Theatre in Rockland screens its annual free holiday movie. This one stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a regular-sized human who is raised as an elf. When he learns he’s not an elf, he heads to New York City to find his biological family.
  • Free Matinee Showings of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” Colonial Theatre, Belfast, on Saturday and Sunday, at 12:30 and 3 p.m. both days, in week one of a five-week series.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

  • “The Third Industrial Revolution,” 2-4 p.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Jeremy Rifkin’s film on the triple challenge of climate change, energy security and the global economy is shown by Midcoast Green Collaborative and Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center, with a discussion on climate change to follow. It is the first of three programs in the free public series “Climate and the Economy: Where We Are and What We Can Do.”
  • National Theatre Live: Allelujah!, Strand Theatre, Rockland, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Alan Bennett’s play about a cradle-to-grave hospital in Yorkshire that is threatened with closure and the documentary crew eager to capture its fight for survival. $12.
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. The documentary about Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” will be screened followed by a short discussion led by Patty King. Free and open to all.
  • The King and I: From the London Palladium, at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the tempestuous relationship between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher hired to tutor his many wives and children.

COMING UP:

  • Bolshoi Ballet’s Don Quixote at Strand Theatre in Rockland, Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. The Moscow troupe brings alive Cervantes’ story of Don Quixote, who sets out with his loyal wingman, Sancho Panza, to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Captured in high-def, $15 adults; $10 college students with ID and those under 18.

ARTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

  • Artists’ Reception for Winter Show at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main Street in Rockland, from 5 to 8 p.m. during Rockland’s Festival of Lights. Treats and hot beverages will be served. The show features prints by Kathleen Buchanan and Molly Brown, carved wall pieces by Doug Frati, ceramics by Emily Diaz Norton, furniture by Christina Vincent, wood sculpture by Wayne Robbins, wooden bowls and vases by Richard Dunham, and paintings by Valerie Aponik, Wendy Newcomb, Nina Devenney and Sally Loughridge.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • Grand Opening of Tidemark Gallery’s New Cafe, 902 Main Street, Waldoboro, on Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot drinks and free samples of the cafe’s offerings will be offered alongside a sale of cards and gift items. The gallery is now showing paintings, cyanotypes and sculpture by Waldoboro artists Debe Loughlin, Valerie Greene, Brenda Grigo, Audrey Bechler.
  • Paint Afternoon at Rockland’s Art Loft: Paint Your Own Wineglass, in the Thorndike Building, 385 Main Street, 3-6 p.m. Justin Kinney leads the painting and socializing. $35 includes wineglass and paints. Bring vino for your new glass, if you wish. Registration: 200-7915, ArtLoftRockland.org. Drop-ins accepted if there’s room.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25:

  • “iPad Painting Performance” at Steel House South, 639 Main Street in Rockland, 10-11:30 a.m. Digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton will share his creative process, approach to portrait painting and how he blends traditional art skills with the use of digital tools, all while he paints an iPad portrait of an audience member. People are invited to bring their own iPad to draw along or just sit back and enjoy the free all-ages show.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

  • Free Adult Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. The ongoing series is led by Catinka Knoth, with a focus on drawing in color. All materials provided. This week: Native American motifs.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

  • “Variations of Collage” at the Art Loft in Rockland, led by Lisa Cohn and Melissa Kelly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Explore the endless ways to collage, from altered books to SoulCollage to image transfers. Free for members; $20 for nonmembers. FMI: 200-7915, ArtLoftRockland.org.
  • Recycled Art Workshop for Teens and Adults at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Rockland artist Kim Bernard will lead the free public workshop to show how materials headed for the landfill can be rescued and reused.

COMING UP:

  • Betsy Headley Holiday Art Sale, Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Playhouse, 107 High Street in Belfast. Photography, paintings, mixed media and poetry priced to sell (by cash or check).
  • “Art and News” at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. ABC News producer Peter Imber and correspondent Brian Rooney – who worked together at the L.A. bureau – screen clips, share recollections, tell what it takes to get an arts story on the air, and ponder: “What is art, anyway?” $12 ($10 FAM members): FarnsworthMuseum.org.
  • Paint Afternoon at Rockland’s Art Loft: Paint Your Own Holiday Mug, Thorndike Building, 385 Main Street, on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m. Randy Fein leads the painting and socializing. $37 includes a mug and paints. Snacks will be served; bring beer or wine, if you wish. Registration: ArtLoftRockland.org, 200-7915. Drop-ins taken if there’s room.
  • Reception to Open Faculty Show at Unity College Center for the Arts, 42 Depot Street in Unity, Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit features drawing, painting, photography and sculpture by faculty members Ben Potter, Deanne Witman and Cori Crumrine. It runs through Dec. 14.

ONGOING:

  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” to Dec. 31.
  • Arts in the Capitol at Maine State Capitol Complex in Augusta, photos by Lynn Karlin from “The Pedestal Series” and “The Still Life Series,” to Dec. 31.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “CMCA Biennial 2018,” to March 3.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” to Dec. 30. “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17. “Maine and the Index of American Design,” to March 24.
  • Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Superstitions” by Neal Beckerman, “A Piece of Work” by Russell Christian, and “Contemporary Scrolling” by Carol Sloane, all to Jan. 5.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries,” to Oct. 25, 2019.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan,” to Nov. 25. “Americans Abroad, 1860–1915,” to Dec. 2. “Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture,” to Jan. 6.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland. “Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways,” to Dec. 14.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22:

  • Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Thomaston, noon at Federated Church, Hyler Street. Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness serves roast turkey and all sides and lots of homemade desserts. Bring a musical instrument, if you wish. Reservations aren’t required.
  • Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Rockland, 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street. Turkey and all the trimmings capped with pie. With gluten-free and vegan items. The free meal is for everyone.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

  • Double Harvest Bucks at Belfast Farmers’ Market in November, Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the market’s winter spot, the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, Route 1. SNAP/EBT shoppers will earn two dollars for every dollar spent. Those dollars can be used to buy vegetables and fruits. Learn more at MaineHarvestBucks.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • Hunter’s Breakfast at Warren Odd Fellows Hall, Route 90, from 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, baked beans, home fries, coffee, juice and more. $5 adults; $3 kids 10 and under. Proceeds benefit Medomak Valley Class of 2019 Project Graduation.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

  • “Soup’s On!” in Camden, free lunch served at noon every Wednesday through March 27 at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street. There will be two choices of soup (one vegetarian), bread, dessert and coffee or tea.
  • Free Class on Homebrewing Beer in Belfast, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller Street. The Belfast Co-op’s beer and wine buyer, Leo Coronado, will cover what you need to know about equipment, ingredients, fermentation and bottling. Stop by the co-op or call 338-2532 to register.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

  • Agricultural Food Safety Q&A for Producers, 9 a.m. to noon, Androscoggin Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, 254 Goddard Road in Lewiston. Registration: androscogginSWCD.org.
  • Veggies For All Appreciative Inquiry Gathering, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Unity Community Center. Community members and other stakeholders are invited to learn about, dream of what might be and offer ideas for the Veggies For All program – a food bank farm that grows vegetables for hundreds of people in and around Unity who are getting by on low incomes. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to KHogg@MaineFarmlandTrust.org.

COMING UP:

  • 2nd Annual Cattlemen’s College, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 in Charleston, Garland and Orono. With a stockmanship demo, barbecue dinner and sessions on pasture nutrition, low-stress cattle handling, and beef import and export markets. $35 ($25 Maine Beef Producers Association members). Registration: extension.umaine.edu.
  • Public Breakfast with Santa in Washington, at Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge, Route 220 (quarter mile north of the village), Saturday, Dec. 1, 7-9 a.m. Eggs made to order, large homemade waffle, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee and tea. Children get a free picture with Santa. $8 adults; $4 kids.
  • Fermentation Fundamentals with Chef Frank Giglio, Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at United Farmers Market of Maine, 18 Spring Street in Belfast. $15: BelfastMarket.com, 218-7005.
  • Public Supper at John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street in Camden, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Grab a slice of pie on the way to your table, where servers will bring beans and ham, salads, casseroles – including clam and corn – mac and cheese, chop suey and more. $9 adults; $5 under 13, with a portion of proceeds going to Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.

ONGOING:

  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan crafts and goods. Belfast (MFFM), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in its winter location: the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware, 231 Northport Avenue (Route 1). Belfast (UFMM), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 18 Spring Street. Damariscotta, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays in its winter location: Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main Street.

HOME & GARDEN

COMING UP:

  • Farmland Access and Transfer Conference, Monday, Dec. 3, Augusta Civic Center. The daylong conference will give farmers strategies for tackling succession planning and incorporating an easement into farm access or transfer plans, plus teach how to find and secure farmland, negotiate a lease agreement and more. $20 per person includes a lunch sourced from local farmers and producers. The registration deadline is Nov. 28: MaineFarmlandTrust.org.

FAIRS & SALES

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

  • Friday Crawl on Islesboro, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday shopping is offered at the Islesboro Community Center Gift Shop and island stores and by members of the Arts Collective.
  • 15th Annual Yuletide in St. George, Friday and Saturday. Businesses and organizations along Route 131, from Hollyberry Lane to Port Clyde, will hold craft fairs and sales of artwork, antiques, holiday ornaments, wreaths, Maine-made gifts, stocking stuffers and food items. Marshall Point Lighthouse will be open. FMI: StGeorgeBusinessAlliance.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • Annual Holiday Craft Fair of Cold Comfort Theater, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belfast Area High School in Belfast. Crafters and vendors are invited to sign up for 10x10 ($25) and 20x20 ($45) spaces: bldcct@gmail.com, 930-7244.

COMING UP:

  • Our Town Belfast Early Bird Sale, Saturday, Dec. 1. The early bird gets the deals at downtown businesses offering discounts and promotions starting as early as 6 a.m.
  • 12th Annual Holly Berry Fair at Rockport Opera House, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon. Rockport Garden Club offers costume and vintage jewelry, frozen homemade soups and appetizers for entertaining, hostess gifts, handmade crafts, decorated holiday greenery and hand-painted furniture, along with a Kitchen Corner, Granny’s Attic and raffles.
  • Christmas Fair at St. Thomas’ Church in Camden, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Freshly baked cookies, muffins and more; handmade craft items; Fine Gifts table; jewelry; holiday decorations including greens and berries; and two basket raffles. The cocoa bar will offer toppings for your hot chocolate, and there will be carols from harp, piano and church bells. Meet on the lawn at 10 a.m. if you want to help set up the crèche; then warm up with cocoa and cookies.
  • 26th Annual Friendship Village School Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Famous lobster rolls, bake sale, raffle baskets, several vendors and a visit from Santa Claus.
  • Holiday Art & Craft Fair at Oceanside High School in Rockland, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Awesome” vendors, a bake sale, lunch concessions, raffles, and photos with Santa (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Admission: $2 suggested donation.
  • 29th Annual Mount View High School Craft Fair, 577 Mount View Road in Thorndike, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 100 crafters, free admission, pictures with Santa, lunch on sale. Vendors welcome: 568-3255. Sponsored by Project Graduation 2019.
  • H.O.M.E. for the Holidays Craft Fair, at St. Margaret’s Parish House, 95 Court Street in Belfast, on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Locally made wooden cutting boards, toys, baskets, pottery, knitted accessories, holiday centerpieces and cards will be among the handicrafts on sale to raise funds for H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) to support its short-term, low-cost housing, soup kitchen, food pantry and sawmill operations.

KIDS & PARENTS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • Share the Wonder Celebration in Rockland, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum. Offered in conjunction with Rockland’s Festival of Lights, this year’s celebration is called Beacon of Light and will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, pomander making, cookie decorating, an art-based treasure hunt, and more. Admission will be free all day.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

  • Teen Cooking Club at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 6-12 will learn the basics Mondays to Dec. 17. Drop-ins are welcome for $5 per day; members free.
  • Nature Journaling Workshop for Kids, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Jenni Judkins of Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will teach children the value of nature journaling as a way to learn more about plants and animals in the Belfast Bay Watershed. With several activity stations and many take-home ideas. The Friends of Sears Island Science Squad workshop is for kids 6-12 and an accompanying adult. Sign-up: FriendsOfSearsIsland.org.
  • Just for Kids Yoga in Lincolnville, Mondays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road. Kids will move in and out of yoga poses and explore stories about happiness, anger, love and more. $20. Registration required: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • 4-Week After-School Classes at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope, all from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays: Cartooning Club for kids 7 and up, led by James Quigley. Wednesdays: Picture a Story illustration class for kids 6-12, led by Hannah Wells. Thursdays: Ukulele Club for kids 6-12, led by Jeff Weinberger. Six-week sessions of these classes will resume in January after the December school break. FMI: SweetTreeArts.org, 763-2770.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

  • Just for Kids Yoga in St. George, Wednesdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at St. George Municipal School Unit, 65 Main Street. Kids will move in and out of yoga poses and explore stories about happiness, anger, love and more. $20. Registration: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 921-3950.

COMING UP:

  • Womens Wellness Walk: Maiden’s Cliff in Lincolnville, Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m. The free series for midcoast women to gather and walk, talk and learn about current health topics will meet this time at the end of Maiden’s Cliff Road (first right off Youngtown road after you turn off Route 52). Details are at HappierOutside.com.
  • Cross-Country Ski Lease Program and Ski Clinic, Midcoast Conservancy and Outdoor Sports Institute have teamed up to provide cross-country skis, poles and boots to kids in kindergarten through 8th grade for $65 for the season. Fitting sessions will be held at Central Lincoln County YMCA, Damariscotta, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. For more info about the lease program, email AndyB@MidcoastConservancy.org. The annual Kids XC-Ski Clinic for ages 5-12 will be held Saturdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. To register for the clinic: MidcoastConservancy.org, 389-5150.

ONGOING:

  • Appleton Library: Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for 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. After-School Chess Club, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., ages 8-14. After-School Cartooning Club, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., ages 8-14.
  • Camden Library: Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.
  • Carver Library, Searsport: Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Gibbs Library, Washington: Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.
  • Liberty Library: Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and older kids welcome if not disruptive.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. Children’s Story Hour and 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.
  • Stockton Springs Community Library: Story Time, first Saturdays of the month to April 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each story time will include a story, activities and a light lunch.
  • Thomaston Library: Family Story Time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. Saturday Story & Activity Hour, 10 a.m.
  • Waldoboro Library: Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.
  • Warren Library: Arts & Crafts Club, Mondays, 6 p.m. Story Time, Saturdays, 10 a.m.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group in Belfast, Mondays (call ahead if it falls on a holiday), 10-11 a.m., Waldo County General Hospital’s Women & Infants Unit. Siblings welcome. FMI: 505-4109.
  • Mother’s Milk Support Group, Tuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Pen Bay Medical Center Chapel Room, Rockport. Informal drop-in group for breastfeeding families and moms-to-be. FMI: 921-8345.
  • Postpartum Support Group, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in alternating locations between Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital’s Biscone Building in Belfast. It’s free and you don’t need to register. For the week’s location, call 505-4140.

MISCELLANEOUS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22:

  • 5K Trail Run and 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run at Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to Damariscotta River Association’s run and walk to benefit Twin Villages Foodbank Farm. It’s free to enter; monetary donations to TVFF are encouraged. Online registration will help the volunteer organizers prepare: DamariscottaRiver.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

  • Hike Under the Light of the Beaver Moon, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites people of all ages to take a 1.5-mile hike on the Belfast Rail Trail. Hot drinks will be served. Moon songs will be sung. Bring a flashlight and mug. Meet at Armistice footbridge. Free; register so you can be contacted if the hike is cancelled because of the weather: info@CoastalMountains.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

  • Open House at BugTussle Annex in Waldoboro, on the top floor of Jefferson Street Professional Building, 251 Jefferson Street, Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the new high-tech co-work and meeting space.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25:

  • Annual 12-Step Eucharist at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Chuch, 95 Church Street in Belfast, at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert Hargreaves will lead the service for people in 12-step programs and their family members and friends.
  • Tai-Chi: The Art of Stillness in Motion, 1:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. John Jenkins teaches the class for all ages and abilities that incorporates the principles of tai-chi, yoga, mindfulness, balance and brain-body research. All ages welcome; no experience needed. $5.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

  • Noon Yoga in Rockland, Mondays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17, noon-1 p.m. at Knox Center, 6 White Street. Escape and refresh on your lunch break in this gentle yoga class to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles. No experience required. $25. Registration required: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • Restorative Yoga in Rockland, Mondays, Nov. 26-Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street. Stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. Appropriate for anyone, regardless of yoga experience. $25. Registration required: 921-3950, JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

  • NARFE Mid-Coast Chapter 2169 to Meet, 11:45 a.m. at Offshore Restaurant, Route 1 in Rockport. The speaker will be Shelly Butler, executive director of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden. All retired and active federal employees, their spouses and friends are welcome. FMI: 594-2466.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. (last Tuesday of every month) in Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Education Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Free Workshops at Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, 66 Elm Street in Camden. On Tuesday at 2 p.m.: Planning for Your Pets. On Wednesday at 1 p.m.: How to Protect Your Assets Estate Planning. More info: PenBayLaw.com. Registration: 236-4888.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

  • “The Elderly vs. The Elders” in Camden, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 10:30 a.m. to noon. UMaine professor Anu Dudley will reflect on historical and cultural differences in how societies view older adults, encouraging attendees to think of themselves as “elders” valued for their wisdom and worthy of respect. Free and open to adults 50-plus. Registration required: QuarryHill.org, 921-6116. Snow date: Nov. 29.
  • “Growing Up in Maine in the 1800s,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Boothbay Region High School, 236 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Historian Kathy Goldner teaches the class on the lives of Maine children in the 19th century and describes their duties, schoolwork and farmwork. The Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education class is $10. Registration: BoothbayAE.MaineAdult Ed.org.
  • Restorative Yoga in St. George, Wednesdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. at 47 Main Studio, 47 Main Street. Stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce stress, improve joint mobility and relax. Appropriate for anyone, regardless of yoga experience. $25. Registration: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com, 921-3950.

COMING UP:

  • Friday Night Lecture Series Wraps Up at Christ the King Church in Belfast, 9 Field Street, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. Tom Groening will give a talk on “Story.” The talk is free and open to all.
  • Talk on Spiritual Dimensions and Challenges of Cognitive Disorders and Memory Loss, Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street in Rockland. The Rev. Mary Ann Hoy gives the free public talk in the church’s series on challenges faced by older adults.
  • Music and Reflection for Advent, Sunday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m., United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173), Lincolnville Center. Celtic harpist Alexander Bigney will play and the Rev. Elizabeth Barnum will lead the 50-minute program combing music, seasonal readings and moments of quiet reflection. All welcome; donations appreciated.
  • 5th Annual Reindeer Dash for Toys for Tots, Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. starting from First National Bank’s Union Street branch. Entry to the 4-mile run/walk is $20 with a toy, $25 without. Register at RunSignUp.com or in person at host KDK printing and embroidery in Thomaston before December to get a long-sleeved shirt. All proceeds go to the local chapter of Toys for Tots. FMI: race Director Trina Johnson at 975-0165, info@KDKshop.com, or Toys for Tots director Jody Dinsmore at 542-2483.

ONGOING:

  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon Street, Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. All welcome. FMI: Belfast Signing Days on Facebook.
  • Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Belfast Area Citizens Climate Lobby, second Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Captain Albert Stevens School cafeteria. FMI: 338-6886, 322-4500.
  • Rockland Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Group 172, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Stella Maris meeting room, Route 1 & Broadway, Rockland. FMI: tops.org.
  • “A Course in Miracles” in Rockland, last Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Metaphysical, psychological, spiritual studies. Free. Location & other info: ananur@twc.com.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, second & fourth Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • People Helping People, network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Community Center. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Boothbay Harbor Community Center. Three Principles Course for anyone who feels stressed, depressed or angry and wants to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first and third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers and those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland. Use green box in lobby. FMI: 594-0429 x702.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, second Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Bereavement Support Group, first Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Route 1, Rockport. For anyone coping with loss of a loved one. FMI: 593-9355.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Building, 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Silent Social Hour at Rockland Public Library, the American Sign Language group – hosted and facilitated by Jesse Ellis – meets at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays. It is free and open to the public.
  • 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.
  • Family Caregiver Support Groups: Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. FMI: 930-2500. Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • Chair Yoga with David Erickson, Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Residence at Tall Pines, 24 Martin Lane, Belfast. Free and open to the public.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • “Substance Use & Mental Health in Our Community,” Fridays at noon in Belfast Free Library’s 3rd-floor meeting room. Discuss addictionand mental health issues that have affected you through your family, community or friends.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Appleton Library Book Group for Adults, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church and Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and Kinship Program Support Groups, for all adoptive, foster & kinship families. Rockland: first Wednesdays at Grace Bible Fellowship, 30 Sherer Lane. Belfast: second Mondays at Christ the King Church, 9 Field St. Damariscotta: first Thursdays at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church. FMI: 800-833-9786, monica@affm.net.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second and fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Coastal Recovery Community Center in Rockland, 24 Lincoln St.: Sober Hang-Out 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Friends & Family Together, support for friends & family of those with substance use disorders, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Narcotics Anonymous at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Refuge Recovery, non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
  • Leer y Charlar at Camden Public Library, second and fourth Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Read and chat in Spanish. Fluent speakers welcome.
  • Philosophical Society at Camden Public Library, third Tuesdays, 4 p.m. The lively discussion group posts topics and readings on the library’s website.
  • 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.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group in Belfast, second Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Maine Home Health, 125 Northport Ave. Free drop-in group. FMI: 218-7256.
  • 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 Road, Newcastle. All friends and families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County “Greens,” first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at the Greens in Damariscotta, Round Pond, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Jefferson and Waldoboro.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Room, Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Open Meditation in Damariscotta, Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main Street, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free; donations taken.
  • Open Meditation at Rockland Shambhala, 16 School Street, Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seated and walking meditation. Admission is by donation.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness at The Start Center in Camden, 37 Start Road, Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Meditation at Meetingbrook Hermitage in Camden, 64 Barnstown Road, Sundays, 6 p.m.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Camden District Nursing office at Quarry Hill. 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland; Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers are welcome. FMI: 832-6855 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.