Midcoast Area Events

Friday 18 August  -

Thursday 24 August 2017

 

NOTEWORTHY:

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Free Walking Tours in Downtown Camden, 4 p.m. Fridays to Sept. 15. The 90-minute tours start at Camden Library, pass historic spats, and end in Camden Opera House. Reservations: 236-3440.

• Charity Gala for Waldo County Woodshed, 5:30 p.m. Belfast Rotary throws it on the waterfront under a tent during Belfast Harbor Fest. Full bar, live and silent auctions of items from Waldo County artists, music by bluegrass band Miners Creek. Woodshed gives firewood to needy residents. $25 solo/$45 couples: 338-0244, Belfast Chamber of Commerce office, Rotary members.

• CMCA Summer Gala & After-Party Feature “Night Stories” Theme, 6:30-11 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland opens Linden Frederick’s “Night Stories,” a collaboration between the Belfast artist and 15 award-winning authors. Cocktails, oyster bar, “moveable feast” and silent auction, followed by courtyard party with dancing cash bar, in CMCA’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. Tix: cmcanow.org.

• Staged Readings on North Haven: Animals Out of Paper, by Everyman Repertory Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday at Waterman’s Community Center. Strong language not suitable for young children. Tix at the door. FMI: everymanrep.org.

• 10th Annual Harbor Fest on Belfast’s Waterfront, Friday-Sunday at Steamboat Landing & Heritage Park. Belfast Rotary Club celebrates the boating traditions of Belfast with food, music, the Cardboard Boat Challenge and the 17th annual Come Boating! Regatta. FMI: belfastharborfest.com.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Author David McCullough Signs His Latest in Belfast, 10 a.m., Left Bank Books, 109 Church St. The two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award makes his only Maine stop to promote “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For.”

• “Solar Eclipses and the Sun,” 3 p.m., Old Professor’s Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Dr. Nancy Crooker on eclipses, their history, their effects on people, and what they tell us about the sun and oven relativity. Free.

• Poetry and Guinness with Bobby Breen in Brunswick, 4 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St. The former firefighter from Boston celebrates his new book of poems, “Shore Digger.” Free. FMI: firepoet.com.

• 3rd Annual Pet Show Weekend at Fort Knox, Prospect. Dogs strut their stuff Saturday. All other pets compete Sunday. Prizes for best costume, best trick, pets who look like their owner, cutest, ugliest and most exotic. Free to enter a pet. Register online at fortknox.maineguide.com or on-site from 10-11 a.m. Regular fort admission fees apply. Pony Express Petting Zoo will be set up 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

• Union Fair & Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, through Aug. 26. “A real Maine agricultural fair,” with talent show, rides, demolition derby, Maine Wild Blueberry Queen pageant, live music, and lots of animals at Union Fairgrounds, Route 17. FMI: unionfair.org, and booklet in this week’s paper.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20:

 

• Medomak Valley Land Trust’s 4th Annual Summer Sizzle & Live Auction, 5 p.m., Tops’l Farm, 364 Bremen Road (Route 32), Waldoboro. Farm-fresh dinner, music by the Ale House String Band, silent and live auctions, with Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries wielding the gavel. $75 tix: medomakvalley.org or 832-5570. Reservations recommended. $80 door.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21:

 

• Tours at Dragon Cement Plant in Thomaston, at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Take a two-hour tour of the only remaining large cement production facility in New England. $30 per person/$25 for members of Thomaston Historical Society or Boothbay Railwaty Village. Send check to Thomaston Historical Society, P.O. Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861. Include your phone number or e-mail address and choice of tours.

• Solar Eclipse Viewing Event in Union, noon-4 p.m. at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery. Sit on the veranda or the lawn with an eclipse cocktail and solar glasses. With food from YumBus and door prizes. Free to attend; tasting fees apply.

• Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Rockland Library Lawn, 2 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, learn about eclipses and get NASA-approved eclipse glasses. In case of bad viewing weather, people can watch NASA’s live stream of the total eclipse inside the library.

• “A Man Astride Two Worlds: The Odd Adventures of John Gyles,” 7:30 p.m., The Contented Sole Restaurant, next to Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Bristol. Dr. Neill De Paoli on the life of Gyles, who was taken captive by the Maliseets at age 9 and lived with them for nine years before becoming a leading Anglo-Indian interpreter in the 1700s. $5.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• Talk by Couple Who Hiked Entire Appalachian Trail, 10 a.m., Chats with Champions at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Rem and Taylor Briggs on their five-month, 2,190-mile journey from Georgia back home to Maine. Free.

• Deborah Joy Corey to Read from Her New Memoir, 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. The author of two critically acclaimed novels takes an inward look with “Settling Twice: Lessons from Then and Now.”

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

 

• Talk in Rockland by Cobra Tracker, 5 p.m., Wednesday Night Lecture series at Project Puffin Visitor Center. Aubrey Alamshah on her six-month project in Thailand learning why and where king cobras love and the threats they face. Reserve your seat: 596-5566.

• “Returning Nazi-Appropriated Art to Its Rightful Owner,” 5:30-8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. International lawyer Donald S. Burris gives a lecture on the successful effort to return Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” to Maria Altmann, from whose family it was taken. The talk is followed by a screening of the documentary “Stealing Klimt.” $20 admission. $15 for members of Farnsworth Museum, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, Strand Theatre.

• Former Maine Lawmen to Tell True Tales at Jefferson Library, 6 p.m. Retired Game Warden John Ford Sr. and retired State Trooper Mark Nickerson share stories from books they have written about their careers. Refreshments served.

• “Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine,” 7 p.m., Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bay View St. The final entry in the 2017 Sunset Seminar Series features a panel of pros discussing opportunities and obstacles in aquaculture, including scallop, kelp and oyster farming. The program will feature videos, slides and samples for tasting. Donations at the door benefit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• One Way Trip to Mars – A Rock Opera, Waterville Opera House. Curtain rises 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 24-26, and 2:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27. $24 adults/$22 seniors & students: operahouse.org or 873-7000.

• “The Science and Art of Artificial Intelligence,” 7 p.m., Belfast Playhouse. Also, Camden Public Library, Sun., Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Two-part program with AI expert Grant Renier, who discusses the technology, followed by Q & A, and then reamings by community actors of two short plays written by his brother, David Renier, dramatizing benefits and problems of artificial intelligence.

 

COMING UP:

 

• Director of Yemen Peace Project to Tell Voters How to Help, Fri., Aug. 25, 3:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Will Picard tells how U.S. policies have helped fuel starvation and death in Yemen and what voters can do to change that. FMI: milakovsky@gmail.com, 315-0265.

• Folk Dance Brunswick, Fri., Aug. 25, 6:30-9 p.m, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. World music and dance. All welcome. $5 donation. FMI: 200-7577, folkdancebrunswick.com.

• Multimedia Show “A Day in the Life: A Beatles Experience” in Camden, at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26, and 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27, at Camden Opera House. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Tix start at $15: camdenoperahouse.com, 536-5850, and fee-free at the town office on weekdays.

• Crime Writer Kate Flora at Palermo Library, Sun., Aug. 27, 2 p.m., Meet the Author series. Talk by the lawyer who learned everything she needed to know about the human condition from her days of protecting battered kids and chasing down deadbeat duds.

• Boat Trip and Anniversary Party for Georges River Land Trust, Sun., Aug. 27. Celebrate 30 years of conservation with a cruise down Georges River from Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Thomaston, at 2:45 p.m. $40 tix: georgesriver.org or 594-5166. Back at the boatyard, a free party in Building 11 starts at 4 p.m. Bring a summer-season potluck dish. BCD Jazz Trio plays dance tunes. A silent auction raises funds for the nonprofit. 

 

 

 

MUSIC:

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Free Palaver Strings Performance on Camden Village Green, 1 p.m. in the Summer Concert Series by Bay Chamber concerts.

• Pandafan in Rockland, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St. The indie folk trio harmonizes on tunes by artists from the Carter Family to Radiohead. 

• Organ Concert with Jay Zoller in Waldoboro, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St. He plays pieces by Bach, Derek Bourgeois and Carson Cooman on the historic Hook & Hastings organ. Free-will offering benefits the church’s building fund. Refreshments.

• Ed Gerhard at Boothbay Harbor’s Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winner performs “songs only a guitar can ding,” says the Boston Globe. $22 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $27 door.

• Two Performances of “American Music Panorama,” by Lincoln Festival Chorus, conducted by Anthony Antolini. Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tix: $20 adults/free under 18 & active military: Sherman’s Books; Gulf of Maine Books; lincolnartsfestival.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Trio to Play Classics from the Great American Songbook, 7-9 p.m., Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St., Rockland. Singer Nora Cavin, guitar player Aaron Clarke and bassist Eric Davis perform.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20:

 

• Midcoast Conservancy’s 6th Annual Live Edge Music Festival in Jefferson, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center. Local food & beer. Maine-made music by Primo Cubano, The Gawler Family, The Oshima Brothers and The Boneheads. Moves by Sirumem belly dancers. Tix: midcoastconservancy.org.

• Free Quantum Concert in Camden Library Amphitheatre, 1 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for the electronica concert.

• Informal Concert with Mary Anne Driscoll at Belfast Free Library, 3 p.m. She plays jazz standards. Free; donations go toward library programs.

• Flute Gathering at Lincolnville Community Building, Route 173, from 4-6 p.m. United Christian Church puts on the event for flutists of all abilities to have fun playing a variety of music. Music will be provided, and you may also bring music for multiple flutes or present a special piece. Loaner flutes available. For a list of music titles: humm@midcoast.com or 785-3521.

• By the Bay Trio and Singer Cindy Millar, 5-7 p.m., Flatbread Co., 399 Commercial St., Rockport. Classics from Hollywood and Broadway, Latin rhythm standards.

• “Music with a Mission” Concert by Midcoast Brass Quintet, 7-8 p.m., First Congregational Church of Camden. They play a mix of jazz, pop and sacred music. A free-will offering will benefit the 

church’s Shields Mission Project, which provides assistance to Knox County residents who are in financial crisis. FMI: 236-4821.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21:

 

• Tas Cru Band in Rockland, 7 p.m., Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub. $10 cover.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

 

• Ragtime & Boogie-Woogie with Bob Milne, 7:30 p.m., Boothbay Harbor Opera House. The piano virtuoso has been called a “national treasure” by the Library of Congress. $25 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $30 door.

• Four Tuba Skinny Shows, the New Orleans band brings its sound of blues, spirituals, ragtime and jazz to the midcoast: at Little Brown Church in Round Pond 7:30-8:30 p.m. Weds., Aug. 23. FMI: roundpondbrownchurch.org. They perform with Anna Pillsbury on Beaver Street in Belfast in a free Belfast Summer Nights concert 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 24. They play a benefit 7-10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26, at 164 Kingdom Road in Montville to raise funds for Water Street Learning Center, a multiuse community space in Liberty. $10 per person/$25 per family. They play on the deck at Schooner Landing in Damariscotta 4-7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27.

• Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, Weds.-Sun., Aug. 23-27, Litchfield Fairgrounds, 30 Plains Road. Performers’ lineup and details on Blistered Fingers Kids Academy, camping, and weekend-pass options: blisteredfingers.com.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• Las Cafeteras at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The East L.A. Chicano band fuses folk, punk, Son Jarocho and Afro-Mexican beats. $16 advance tix: camdenoperahouse.com, 536-5858, and fee-free from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays at Camden Town Office. $18 door.

• Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. The folk artists perform. $12 tix at the library or cmiller@librarycamden.org.

 • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at Boothbay Harbor’s Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winners play their trademark Cajun-zydeco blend. $25 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $30 door.

• No Plan B at Fort Knox in Prospect, the cross-genre collaboration of movement, light, projection and sound is put on at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 24-27. $25 tix: alisonchase.org/noplanb & gate.

 

COMING UP:

 

• Gospel Singer Theresa Thomason at Camden Community Coffee House, Fri., Aug. 25, Chestnut Street Baptist Church. Open mic at 6 p.m. Featured artist Thomason performs at 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments available. FMI: 542-0360.

• The Secret Sisters at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, roots and rock. $20 advance/$25 show day. FMI: rocklandstrand.com.

• American Folk Festival on Bangor’s Waterfront, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 25-27. Blues, American banjo, Quebecois, zydeco, gypsy jazz, other genres at the festival Conde Nast Traveller included in its Best Festivals Around the World feature. This year’s Children’s Village will be located between the Harbormaster building and the main food court. FMI: americanfolkfestival.com.

• Summer Organ Concert at The First Church in Belfast, Sun., Aug. 27, 4 p.m. Dr. Kevin Birch, organist and director of music at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, plays works by Bach and others, accompanied by violinist Amanda Reynolds. Free; donations taken for the Organ Maintenance Fund.

 

 

 

FILM:

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “The Big Sick,” “The Dark Tower,” “Nut Job 2.”

• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.

• HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “Dunkirk.” FMI: harbortheatre.net, 633-0438.

• LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “Dunkirk.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.

• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Landline.”

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• “The General,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Library. Buster Keaton stars in the civil war story that occupies a spot in the pantheon of the greatest silent films.

• “The Congressman,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. Treat Williams stars as a Maine congressman who ends up in the middle of a shooting war over fishing grounds. Rated R for language, brief sexual material free.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21:

 

• “Totality: Explore the Wonder of Eclipses,” 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. at UMaine Emera Astronomy Center in Orono. It will also be shown at 7 p.m. Fridays in August. A free eclipse viewing with safety filters and eclipse glasses is set for 1-4 p.m. at Clark Observatory.

• “Dead Poets Society,” 8 p.m., Monday Night Movie in Camden Library Amphitheatre. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. Facebook has rain updates.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• “Peyton Place” at Camden Library, 6:30 p.m. Free screening of the drama about small-town secrets, with exteriors shot in and around Camden. It has been restored by 20th Century Fox to mark its 60th anniversary.

• “Extraordinary: Stan Lee Tribute,” 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. Live-streamed from L.A. to theaters around the country, the show celebrates the creator of Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man, X-Men and Doctor Strange. $12. Balcony Bar open.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• “Stand by Me,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. Four teenage boys spend their last summer weekend before high school searching the woods for a missing toy.

• Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta Closes for Floor Refinishing, lights out Aug. 24 and back on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. with “The Big Sick.”

 

 

 

ART:

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Artist’s Reception at Pope Memorial Humane Society, 2-4 p.m. Sandra Mason Dickson’s show opens in the shelter’s lobby at 25 Buttermilk Lane, Thomaston. Refreshments served. Dickson will donate a portion of proceeds from sales of her oils and limited edition prints of cats, dogs and other animals to the shelter.

• DSLR Photography Class, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Led by Bob Gorrill. Bring your camera. $20. FMI: 563-1363.

• Twin Villages ArtWalk, 4-7 p.m. Look for yellow flags at galleries, studios, craft stores, restaurants and pop-ups in Damariscotta & Newcastle. Facebook has details.

• Reception to Open Show by Three at Granite Gallery in Tenants Harbor, 5-7 p.m. “Frippery, Toggery & Landscapery” features DiTa Ondek’s encaustics inspired by vintage wedding dresses, Susan Tobey White’s signature paintings of dancers, and Lauren Gill’s oils of midcoast scenes.

• Reception to Open Group Show at Islesboro Historical Society, 338 Main Road, from 5-7 p.m. Belfast artist R. Kirk Moore is among those with works in the show. Hours: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday. 

• Reception to Open “Four Artists: Small Works” in Cushing, 5-8 p.m., Arts in the Barn at Cushing Historical Society, 17 Hathorne Point Road. Works by Susan Gurney, Lissa Abbott, Peg Creighton, Molly Mugler. Entertainment will include fortunes by Madame Luvya. Show hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

• Paint Night at Rockland’s Art Loft: “Puffins,” 6-8 p.m. Angela Anderson gives step-by-step instructions. Bring a beverage to sip as you transform your canvas. Snacks will be served. $35. FMI: 200-7915, artloftrockland.org.

• Reception to Open Show of Photos of Midcoast Maine, 6-8 p.m., Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road, Tenants Harbor. First showing, limited-edition prints. Show runs through Sunday.

• Transformative Language Arts in Saco, Friday-Sunday. The 14th annual Power of Words Conference explores how to use words, written or spoken, to heal and wake up community, and foster empowerment and transformation. FMI: tlanetwork.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Talk by Harvey Peterson at Haynes Galleries in Thomaston, 10 a.m.-noon. He discusses his wood and found-object sculptures and painted monoprints. His solo show is on display through Sept. 9.

• Reception to Open Group Show in Waldoboro, 5-7 p.m., Hurricane Gallery, 175 Quarry Road. “The Sad Bad Mad Blue Summer of 2017 with Little Lord Fauntleroy and Crew” features pieces inspired by current politics.

• “Art Social – Sea Glass Jewelry” at Rockland’s Art Loft, 6-8 p.m. Bring friends or make new ones at the night of learning and creating. Caitlin Meservey will teach you how to wire wrap Maine sea glass into your choice of earrings or a pendant with chain. Snacks available, and you are welcome to bring beer or wine. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20:

 

• “Rugs and Textiles Reception” in Waldoboro, noon-3 p.m., Waldoborough Historical Society. See hooked and braided rugs, quilts, cross-stitched works, embroidery and afghans. Free.

• “Shooting in Manual Mode,” at Steel House in Rockland, 711 Main St., from 1-4 p.m. For digital and film camera users. FMI: rocklandsteelhouse.com.

• Reception for “Rock ’n’ Wave” at Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Group show celebrating Maine’s coast.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21:

 

• Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided for drawing in color. This week: sailboats off the Breakwater.

• Creative Artists Support Group to Meet, 6-7:45 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Free monthly support & discussion group for people interested in developing their creative artistic potentials. FMI: 223-0052 or ben496@prexar.com.

• “Mobile Phone Photography” at Steel House in Rockland, 711 Main St., Monday-Thursday. With info on what your phone can do and the latest apps. Youth class 1-3 p.m. Adults 6-8 p.m. FMI: rocklandsteelhouse.com.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• Travel Journaling Workshop in Rockland, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. Lucinda Hathaway leads beginners and experienced painters in the art of adding sketches and watercolors to a trip journal. Materials included. $50. Reserve: 596-0200.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• Plein Air Painting and Drawing Day at Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting. Artist Jennifer Linskey leads it and offers a critique at close of day. Artists at all levels welcome. Bring your own materials & lunch. $25. Registration: historicnewengland.com or 882-7169.

• Paint Night at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 13 Friendship St., 6:30 p.m. Libbie Winslow guides an acrylic painting session of a lighthouse on a rocky shore. Drinks available. $20. FMI: 832-4774 or medomakarts.org,

 

COMING UP:

 

• Reception to Open Group Show “Three Perspectives of Maine,” Fri., Aug. 25, 5-7 p.m. at Ocean View Grange, Route 131, Tenants Harbor. Works by Ken Dorros, Kimberly Ruggiero, Bob Schweizer. The three met in art school and have been painting together in Port Clyde and on Monhegan for 15 years. Show on display Sat. & Sun., Aug. 26 & 27.

• Reception in Rockland for “Linden Frederick: Night Stories,” Fri., Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St. The exhibit that pairs 15 realist paintings by the Belfast artist with 15 works of fiction by renowned writers including Richard Russo and Louise Eldrich. The show runs Aug. 25-Nov. 5. Events include a gallery talk by Frederick on Tues., Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. Reserve: info@cmcanow.org, 701-5005.

• Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, Fri., Aug. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. Some participating galleries will offer farm-to-gallery food tastings. See next week’s edition of The Free Press for details. FMI: Facebook or belfastcreativecoalition.org.

 

ONGOING:

 

• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “William Wegman: Reel to Real,” through Oct. 22. “John Walker: From Seal Point,” through Oct. 29. 

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “Stories of the Land and Its People,” through Sept. 10. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31. “Marguerite Zorach: An Art-Filled Life,” through Jan. 7. 

• Hutchinson Center in Belfast, “The Art of Climate Change,” photos and art illustrating student and faculty research from archaeology in the Andes to ice drilling in Antarctica. Through Sept. 29.

• Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland. “American Genre: Contemporary Painting,” through Sept. 15.

• Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. “Before the Flood: Anita Clearfield,” “Within the Landscape: Anne Ireland” & “Final Mourner’s Kaddish – 333 Days in Paintings: Max Miller,” through Sept. 10.

• Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.

• Monhegan Museum, “Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island,” through Sept. 30.

• Portland Museum of Art, “A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach,” through Sept. 8.

 

 

 

FOOD:

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• “Aquaculture in Maine,” 1-2:30 p.m., Oak Point Farm, 8 Oak Road, Boothbay Harbor. Learn about opportunities and constraints in Maine aquaculture. The farming of fish, shellfish and plants is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. Free. Register: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

• Thomaston Public Library Holds Monthly Communi-TEA, 3-4:30 p.m. All welcome at the free English tea with sweets and savories. Bring nonperishable donations for the food pantry. Especially needed are canned meats and fish.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays to Aug. 26.

• 2nd Annual Lobster Bake & Art Show at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 4 p.m. Bluegrass by Sandy River Ramblers, works by 20 Maine artists on sale in the Art Tent, and lobster, barbecued chicken, blueberry desserts, beer and wine by Newcastle Publick House. $45 advance tix: 563-3350. $50 door.

• Pig Roast Supper at Mt. Olivet Lodge in Washington, 5-6:30 p.m. Sides include summer salads, baked beans and biscuits. $14 adults/$7 kids. Free hot dogs for kids with purchase of adult meal. Lodge is at 48 Liberty Road (Route 220).

• Community Supper at Edgecomb Community Church, 5 p.m. Baked beans, homemade casseroles, salads, rolls, dessert. $8 adults/$3 kids. It raises funds for Edgecomb Fire Department. FMI: edgecombchurch.org.

• Public Supper in Lincolnville, 5-6 p.m., Tranquility Grange Hall, 2171 Belfast Road. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade pies and desserts. $8 adults/$4 ages 5-12/free 90+ and under 5. FMI: 763-3343.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20:

 

• Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Columbian Club Hall, 807 Middle St. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, coffee, lots more. $7 adults/$3 under 12/free under 3.

• 6th Annual Habitat Lobster Gale in Belfast, noon-3 p.m. Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County holds it at Steamboat Landing, next to Belfast Boathouse. With blues by Joke Rockets and a cornhole tournament ($20 per team; call 338-2344 to register). Lobster or steak, with clams, chips, corn-on-the-cob and pie $25. Burger, dog or veggieburger plates $10.

• Knox County Dems Holding Annual John Syrett Lobster Bake, 4-7 p.m., at the waterfront home of Ken & Barbara Wexler in Owls Head. $35 advance tix: knoxmainedemocrats.org.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21:

 

• USDA Supplemental Food Program for Low-Income Seniors, 1-2 p.m. Mondays, Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, Damariscotta. FMI: kbigos@spectrumgenerations.org, 563-1363.

• “Sizzlin’ Summer” Senior Picnic at Steamboat Landing in Belfast, 4:30 p.m. Hot dogs, gourmet toppings, cold salads, coleslaw, garden veggies, cupcakes & cookies, iced tea. Elvis tribute singer Jessi Mallory will perform. $2 age 60 and up/$5 under 60. Rain moves it into Belfast Boathouse. Call Belfast Parks & Rec for more info: 338-3370, x27.

• “Frozen Summer Treats” Class in Belfast, 5-6:30 p.m., Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave. (Route 3). Learn how to make sorbets, popsicles, ice cream, more in the kid-friendly class. $10. Registration: journetytohealth.coursestorm.com.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• “On-the-Go Breakfasts” Class in Rockland, 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 22 & 29, Salvation Army, 27 Payne Ave. Get healthy inspiration. Free; you must register: journetytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• Flatbread Co. Raising Funds for Megunticook Rowing, Rockport. Part of proceeds from eat-in and take-out pizzas sold 5-9 p.m. helps fund the nonprofit’s rowing programs and scholarship fund. 50/50 raffle.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

 

• “Mollie Tucker’s Kitchen” Talk & Tour at Castle Tucker in Wiscasset, 9-11 a.m. Learn how the young wife and mother prepared meals in the 1860s. See the recipes, toots and tableware she used daily and for the holidays. Waste biscuits made from her recipe. Full house tour included. $15 tix: historicnewengland.org.

• “Practical Plant-Based Cooking” Class in Rockland, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 23 & 30, Salvation Army, 27 Payne Ave. Explore the ease and health benefits of eating more plants than animals. Free, but you must register: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• Public  Supper at People’s United Methodist Church, South Thomaston, 5:30 p.m. Homemade chicken pie with cranberry sauce, peas, beverages, desserts. $8 adults/$4 under 13.

 

ONGOING:

• Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT & give Maine Harvest Bucks.                                                                                                                • Rockland, Harbour Park, Thursdays 9am-1pm. Early-bird shopping begins at 8:30! • Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • United Farmers’ Market of Belfast, 18 Spring St., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Camden, 116 Washington St. (former tannery site), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m. The Kids Club meets at both Camden markets for free fun activities. • Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. • Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.

HOME & GARDEN:

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Bayside Finale in Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days 2017, Fri., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See how Vicky Sears’ 9 Airmail Lane property in East Belfast has transformed over the summer. $5. FMI: belfastgardenclub.org.

• Maine Apple Camp, Friday-Sunday, Camp NEOFA, Liberty. Join heirloom fruit exports, advocates and farmers to share knowledge and build networks. $215/$165 MOFGA members. FMI: mofga.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• “Early Fall Look” at Bees, 10 a.m. at Joan Ray’s home in Bremen. The public is invited to Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers’ summer wrap-up meeting and hive opening. Dave Spicer of Spicer Bees in Whitefield will talk about how to set up the hive for winter. Bring a veil, picnic, dish to share if desired and lawn chair. Directions: klcbee.com.

• Maine Axe and Saw Day in Unity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association holds it at Common Ground Education Center. Gain confidence in using vintage and modern hand tools. $5 admission/kids free. Workshop schedule: mofga.org.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• Outdoor Presentation on Garden Maintenance, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Maine Master Gardener John Fromer on garden organization and maintenance, weeding, mulching, pest prevention, and preparation for fall. With a look Merryspring’s gardens. $5.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

 

• “Spring and Summer Wildflowers in Maine,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Enrichment Series at Penobscot Shores, Belfast. Botanist, photographer, educator Wanda Garland shows slides of wild blooms and describes their many uses for food, fiber and medicine. Free and open to adults 50+. Registration required: 338-2332.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• Aromatherapist to Speak at Camden Garden Club Meeting, 9 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St. Talk by Nancy Lubin on essential oils and how they can be used to ease aches and pains. FMI: camdengardenclub.com.

• Tour of Jon Robbins’s Woodlot in Searsmont, 3-5 p.m. The professional logger shows his approach to light commercial thinning at his Moody Mountain Road property. The free field tour is offered by Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service. FMI: 338-1964 or 441-2895.

 

COMING UP:

 

• “Mosses and Friends” at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Sat., Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Flora expert Ralph Pope describes the basic biology of bryophytes, then leads a walk to get a look at common specimens. Copies of his book, “Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts: A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast,” will be available. Registration: 389-5150 or midcoastconservancy.org.

 

 

 

FAIRS & SALES:

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Useful Clothing Sale at Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point Road, Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays through September.

• 2017 Automobilia Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum, 2 p.m. $20 tix include bidder registration. Get a preview at owlshead.org.

• 2-Day Annual Yard Sale at UU Church in Belfast, at the renovated church at 37 Miller St. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, with a half-price sale starting at 1 p.m.

• Cushing Library Book Sale Wraps Up for Season, with final shopping days during library hours, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Lincolnville Center Indoor Flea Market, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). Full house of vendors selling a wide variety of items. FMI: 785-3521.

• 3rd Annual Tag Sale at Rockland Public Library, front lawn, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Early Bird shopping 7:30 a.m. for Friends of Rockland Public Library ($10 a year).

• 4th Annual Pie & Art Festival at Stockton Springs Community Library, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wide assortment of sweet and savory pies. Works by local artists.

• Barn Sale at The Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Unique items, old signs, farm equipment, books, more.

 

COMING UP:

 

• Thomaston Place Auction Galleries Summer 2017 Auction Weekend, Fri., Sat. & Sun., Aug. 25, 26 & 27. Sales start at 11 a.m. each day. Maine contemporary art Friday; American & continental fine art and antiques Saturday; 20th-century decorative arts and estate jewelry Sunday. Lots are at thomastonauction.com.

• Camden Public Library Book Sale in Blue Door Book Shed, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 26 & 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Balloons mark the path from the library to the shed in the parking lot by the amphitheatre.

 

 

 

KIDS & PARENTS:

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Free Outdoor Herbal Tea Party at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 a.m. Kids and families are invited to learn how to make refreshing, healthy drinks from garden and wild plants. Bring water bottles; wear sturdy shoes. FMI: info@merryspring.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Pirate Day at Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Join the treasure hunt by getting a map at coastalchildrensmuseum.org/pirate-map. Use it to find five Main Street businesses where you can get stamps, then bring the map to the museum for your pirate booty. Explore a sailboat from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Make a pirate hat from 1-2 p.m.

• “Little Cooks in the Kitchen (with an Adult),” 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 19 & 26, FARMS Community Kitchen, above Rising Tide Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. For kids ages 2-5. Reserve your place: info@mefarms.org, 563-1161.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6+ (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Maine seabirds.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

 

• Babes in the Woods at Singing Meadows Preserve, 8 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb, 10-11 a.m. Free hike for babies, toddlers, older niblings. It includes a healthy snack. No need to sign up. Bring water and sun protection, and wear clothes that can get muddy. This week’s theme: interesting insects. Meet at the trailhead parking lot. FMI: bbrlt.org.

• Children’s Story and Crafts at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays & Saturdays. Hear stories from Miss Judy or Miss Jean and make crafts to bring home. FMI: 594-0310.

• Y-ARTS Theater Music Camp Final Shows at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Campers from grades 1-9 put on Honk, Jr.! at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. $5 at the door.

• Penobscot Theatre Company Puts on a Show for Kids, 5:30-7 p.m. at Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St., in downtown Bucksport’s Wednesdays on Main series.

 

COMING UP:

 

• Harvest Celebration at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, Fri., Aug. 25, 3-6 p.m. Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites families to the free party with grilled veggies and sliders made with Aldermere Farm beef. Games for kids, tours and demos in the gardens.

• Summer Reading Pizza Party at Vose Library in Union, Fri., Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. With prizes and activities. Kids can display their posters and projects for “How to Build a Better World.”

• Free Picnic for Kids at Rockland’s MacDougal Park, Sat., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Community Picnic Group puts it on for kids of all ages and their families, with Wiffle ball, sack races and the “1st National Ring Toss Championships.” Hot dogs on the grill, watermelon, cookies, lemonade or iced tea. Kids eat free; parents invited to donate for dinner. With door prizes from local businesses and a raffle for items including lobsters and Fiore artisan olive oil. FMI: Mike Grondin, 596-2448.

 

ONGOING:

 

• Appleton Library: • StoryTime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., kids of 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.

• Camden Library: • 10 a.m. Story Hours, 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 & 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 & Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Rockport Library: • Story Time, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers. Includes a craft to take home.

• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays. • Book Babies, Wednesdays. • Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.

• Thomaston Library: • Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. • Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. • Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

• Vose Library, Union: • Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies & toddlers and older kids.

• Waldoboro Library: • Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.

• Warren Library: • Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.

• Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays monthly, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren. Free, quality used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.

• Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18:

 

• Give Blood and Get a Pass to Union Fair, 1-6 p.m. The American Red Cross blood drive runs 1-6 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, 149 Sennebec Road, Union. Schedule an appointment, 785-2622, or register online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code “UnionMe.”

• Tee Up for Kids Golf Tournament at Wawenock Golf Club in Damariscotta, 4:30-9 p.m. Benefits Central Lincoln County YMCA. $75 for nine holes, cart and social. FMI: 563-9622, clcymca.org.

• Night of Joy Gathering at Water of Life Church, Newcastle, 6:30-8 p.m. All welcome at the service designed to include people with learning disabilities and their loved ones. This one includes the annual barbecue and sing-aling.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19:

 

• Puddle on Penobscot River in Prospect, 9 a.m.-noon. Coastal Mountains Land Trust staffer Hale Morell leads the adventure and describes natural and human history of the river and nearby towns. Bring a boat and PFD. Meet at Frankfort Boat Launch.

• 150th Annual Kalloch Family Reunion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Elks Hall, 210 Rankin St., Rockland. Walk-ins should bring their own bunch. FMI: 949-2972 or paulwilson33@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20:

 

• Summer Service at St. George Episcopal Chapel in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. Led by Archdeacon Mimsy Jones. People of all religions welcome.

• 4th Annual Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Induction, Cross Center in Bangor. Lunch 11:45 a.m. Program 1 p.m. $55 tix: mainebasketballhalloffame.com.

• Annual Church Service at Old South Cushing Church, Salt Pond Road, 4 p.m. Guest minister is the Rev. Edward Wynne. All are welcome.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 21:

 

• Zumba in Camden Library’s Amphitheatre, 9 a.m. Amanda Strong leads the by-donation class that buns Mondays in August.

• Jefferson Historical Society Open House, 4:30-7 p.m., Old Jefferson Town House, 7 Gardiner Road. Free admission. See exhibits and photos of town history.

• Yoga at Spectrum Generations in Damariscotta, at Coastal Community Center 5 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 11:15 a.m. Fridays. Bring a mat and towel. FMI: 563-1363.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22:

 

• Nature Hike at Pine Tree Preserve, 10-11 a.m. Join a naturalist for the easy-paced hike of a mile. No need to sign up. Meet at trailhead on Ocean Point Road in Boothbay Harbor. FMI: bbrlt.org.

• MaineHealth Unification Forum in Camden, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Public forum on proposal to consolidate all member hospitals under one authority.

• Walk the New Ash Point Preserve in Owls Head, 4 p.m. Brief ceremony followed by walk on the granite shoreline with Georges River Land Trust Stewardship Manager Brent West. See the view to Ash Island and learn about the land trust’s management goals for the property.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23:

 

• SUP for Beginners in Camden, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Shirt Tail Point, Megunticook River, Route 105. Learn basic stand-up paddleboarding skills including strokes and how to get on and off the board. Kids 14+ welcome with an adult. $20. Sign-up: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

• Virtual Reality Demo at Rockport Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Try out the new HTC Vive headset and get user tips from library staff.

• Cam-Rock Historical Society to Elect Trustees & Officers, 7 p.m. at the Conway House & Museum, Rockport. Public welcome. Refreshments served. FMI: 706-6229.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24:

 

• Guided Tour of Weskeag Marsh, 11 a.m. Join wildlife biologist G. Keel Kemper for a brief walk in the R. Waldo Tyler Wildlife Management Area. Meet at the pull-off on Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston. Bring binoculars. FMI: newviv@roadrunner.com, 691-2120.

• “Medicare 101” in Damariscotta, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St. Before you sign up, learn about options, void penalties and calculate benefits. $15 suggested donation. Sign-up: 563-1363.

• MaineHealth Unification Forum in Belfast, 4:30-6 p.m., United Farmers’ Market, 18 Spring St. Public forum on a proposal to consolidate all member hospitals under one authority.

 

COMING UP:

 

• “German Genealogy” Program, Fri., Aug. 25, 10-11 a.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. Genealogist and translator Katherine Schober of Boston leads the Genealogy Group’s public program. $5 donation suggested.

• Midcoast Maine Repair Café to Debut at Appleton Library, Sat., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer repair specialists will teach you how to fix appliances, bicycles, computers or other items. Free.

• Quarry Hill Open House, Camden, Sat., Aug. 26, 1-3 p.m. See cottage homes for adults 55+, meet staff, get pricing and floor plans. FMI: 921-6116.

• Midcoast Open Tennis Tournament in Rockport, open to players at all levels, at Camden Hills Regional High School on Sat. & Sun., Aug. 26 & 27. Rain moves it to Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport, $20 singles/$15 doubles. Proceeds benefit MRC’s free Red Ball tennis program for kids. Register by 5 p.m. Weds., Aug. 23: chrisnordenson@gmail.com, 671-4886.

 

ONGOING:

 

• Pickleball Clinic for Beginners, Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. at Belfast City Park. $5. FMI: 781-898-8389.

• Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages & skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point in Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; at 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: muriel@stationmaine.org or 691-2037.

• Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.

• Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.

• Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.

• “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second & fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.

• Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.

• Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

• Tuesday Jams at the Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.

• Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.

• Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park streets.

• Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.

• Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.

• Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 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.

• NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.

• Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.

• 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.

• Taijiquan, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Library. FMI: 354-2453.

• Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.

• Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.

• Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.

• Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish & Italian 10 a.m. French 11 a.m. German & Swedish noon. 

• Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.

• Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, 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.

• Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.

• Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner & 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.

• Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.

• “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.

• MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families & friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.

• Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.

• Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd & 4th 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.

• Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-1694.

• Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.

• Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.

• Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.

• Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.

• People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4368.

• Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.

• Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368. 

• Fiber Arts Group, first & 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 & 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.

• Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.

• Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby any day. FMI: 594-0429, ext. 702.

• 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.

• Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.

• Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.

• Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.

• Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

• Country Wine Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. FMI: 594-0940.

• Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.

• Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time. The week’s hike is posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.

• Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.

• Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.

• SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.

• Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.

• Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.

• Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.

• Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.

• Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.

• 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.

• Veterans’ Creative Writing, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans & their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry, fiction. Free and confidential.

• “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.

• Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.

• 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 Rd., Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.

• Alzheimer’s Support Groups, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.

• Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.

 

 

 Many Thanks to Dan "Fish Are Jumpin" Kirchoff at the Free Press for this list of events!  freepressonline.com

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