• Half-Price Sale on Gardening Books at Skidompha Book Shop, 17 Backstreet Landing, Damariscotta, now through November 11. The store is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with safety protocols in place. The shop is a major fundraiser for Skidompha Public Library and staffed entirely by volunteers. All items are donated.
  • Common Ground Country Fair Online Marketplace, open through January 8 with vendors who would normally have been at the fair in Unity, including farmers, crafters, and nonprofit educational groups: fair.mofga.org.


  • Outdoor Program on “ReTreesUs” at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, at noon. Founder Richard Hodges on the nonprofit program that plants educational orchards in schools. Learn how the orchards have spread across Maine and how they are empowering students. Talks in Merryspring’s Summer Talk Series are $5, free for members. Wear a mask and bring exact change.


  • MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference Is November 2, 4 and 6,registration is open. With in-depth treatment of topics and farmer-led discussions. Pre-recorded farm tours will allow attendees to experience farms in Vermont and Aroostook County. A keynote address focused on “Climate Change, Resilience, and the Future of Food” will be given by Laura Lengnick, an award-winning soil scientist. MOFGA.org has the details.