TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Talk on Maine’s Changing Climate, at noon on Zoom. Explore Maine’s changing climate and how coastal communities can adapt with University of Maine Extension professor Esperanza Stancioff. She’ll tell how you can observe the changes in plants and animals and then report the findings to Maine’s Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program. Merryspring Nature Center’s Online Winter Talk series is free. Email info@merryspring.org for the link.
  • “Through Woods & Waters: A Solo Journey to Maine’s New National Monument,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Bremen Library hosts Laurie Apgar Chandler, who talks about her book and shows images of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It was two years old when Chandler trekked its peaks, then traded her hiking boots for a solo canoe. Taking the long way around, Chandler followed age-old waterways into the upper watershed of the Penobscot River, then descended its wild waters and quiet byways through the heart of the monument. To register, call 529-5572 or email bremenmainelibrary@gmail.com.
  • Captains’ Quarters: Stories of the Schooner Mary Day,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Sail, Power, and Steam Museum of Rockland continues its winter speaker series with a talk about the Mary Day, first of Maine’s windjammers to be built for carrying passengers along the coast of Maine. The 90-foot wooden boat was designed by its first captain, Havilah Hawkins Sr., and celebrated 50 years in service at Camden Windjammer Festival in 2012. Jim Sharp, cofounder of the museum, will be joined by Barry King, Havilah Hawkins, Ron Hawkins, and Steve Cobb. Details are at SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Armchair Adventure to New Zealand, at 6 p.m. in the Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6pm series. Join Vose Library trustee Laurie Warden and her husband, Tim, for their trip to New Zealand in February and March of 2020. They traveled throughout the North and South islands in a camper van. Email librarian@voselibrary.org by 3 p.m. for the link.
  • “The Secret Lives of White-Tailed Deer,” at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Rockport Public Library hosts Ed Robinson of Orr’s Island, Harpswell, an avid photographer and writer who offers lesser-known facts about the species with photos, facts and stories. A Q&A session will follow. A link to the free, public talk is available on the library’s Facebook page. Call 236-3642 for more info.
  • John Bunker Presents: “Grandma’s Apple Orchard: The Perfect Orchard with Only 12 Trees. How Did She Do It?” at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Palermo Community Library hosts Bunker, who was presented with the 2019 Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award by Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner Amanda Beal for saving Maine’s apple heritage. He is the author of “Apples and the Art of Detection: Tracking Down, Identifying, and Preserving Rare Apples” and “Not Far From the Tree — A Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo, Maine, 1804–2004.” A link to the program is on the library’s Facebook page and website.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Virtual Talk on Stress Reduction, at 2 p.m. on Zoom. Join Rockland Public Library’s Jessie Blanchard and Patty King for an interactive talk about stress reduction. They will present tips and techniques, including mindfulness, movement, and self-care. They will also share resources that can serve as a stress reduction toolkit. The free event is for adults and young adults. For a link, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 1:30 p.m.
  • “Using Technology to Document Racial Violence: On Finding History We Don’t Want to Remember,” 5 p.m. on Zoom. Karen Sieber – an expert on the Red Summer of 1919 – talks about advances in technology that have allowed historians to better understand the nation’s long and often forgotten history of violence against people of color. Sieber’s talk is offered in Waldo Reads Together, a program that invites you to read Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel “The Nickel Boys” and then take part in events like Sieber’s talk. Details: agingwellinwaldocounty.org/waldo-reads-together.
  • “Unsung Heroes: War Pigeons,” 6 p.m. on Zoom. Camden Public Library hosts Elizabeth Macalaster of Brunswick, who provides a slideshow on her new book “War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military, 1878–1957.” For more than seven decades, pigeons provided the U.S military with its fastest, most reliable means of communication. Trained by pigeoneers to fly up to 60 mph for hundreds of miles, homing pigeons served the U.S. in four wars on four continents. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.
  • “Mindfulness in Nature” Program, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to an introduction to mindfulness in nature with Tim Blair of The Mindful Nonprofit. Blair will introduce participants to how mindfulness can help change their relationship to the stressors in their lives, and he will demonstrate how being in nature can provide opportunities to explore this practice. Registration is free and required ahead of time at kennebecestuary.org or by calling 442-8400.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26:

  • “Online Lunch & Learn Series: The Sweet and Salty of Maine’s Sea Scallop Fishery” Webinar, at 12:30 p.m. Maine’s sea scallop fishery landings have rebounded in recent years with an estimated value of $4.5 million in 2019. Learn about the status of the science, policy and markets for the fishery and its prospects for the future in the free program hosted by the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Register through the Events page of coastalfisheries.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28:

  • STRAND ON THE AIR: Don’t Let the Internet Get You Down Edition,” at 5 p.m. The Rockland theater’s radio show is broadcast on WRFR (93.3 Rockland and 99.3 Camden) and streamed on wrfr.org. Tune in to the variety show of skits and music with the Strand Family Players and musical guests. Details: RocklandStrand.com or 594-0070.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2:

  • Talk on the American Eel and Its Use in Maine Aquaculture, at noon on Zoom, Merryspring Nature Center of Camden hosts Kathleen Marciano of American Unagi for a program about the natural history of the American eel, a fish with a fascinating life history that still mystifies scientists. Marciano will speak about its life cycle, cultural significance around the world, and why it is a valued species in Maine and abroad. She will also speak about American Unagi, a midcoast Maine-based eel aquaculture company formed in 2014 and their work to cultivate and bring awareness to this enigmatic species. Merryspring’s Online Winter Talk series is free. Guests must email info@merryspring.org to attend. Links will be emailed in the morning.