Midcoast Area Events

Friday 14 June -

Saturday 22 June 2019

If you don’t know where you’re goin,

any road will get you there.


  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling local and organic food and artisan goods. Belfast Friday Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts. Belfast Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 18 Spring Street. Camden Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to noon at Tannery Park. Damariscotta Friday Market: 9 a.m. to noon at Central Lincoln County YMCA. Rockland Thursday Market: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harbor Park. Union Friday Market: 3 to 6 p.m. on Union Common.

Please join us…

Everyone is invited to share ideas and learn about volunteer opportunities for a Community Picnic set for Saturday, July 27, in MacDougal Park. FMI: 596-0731, or wrfr93.3@gmail.com (Please put Picnic in the Subject Slot)


• “Beat the Devil,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library. June’s John Huston films continue with the satire about a couple stranded in Italy who seem average, but have less-than-honorable plans for laying claim to property in Africa that is supposedly rich with uranium.
• Jazz in June Festival in Camden, Friday to Sunday, June 14 to 16. Jazz meets the sea at multiple venues, with free and paid performances, including Friday’s free show in Camden Opera House’s Blue Cafe by the Bill Barnes Duo                                                • Camden Public Library Book Sale, Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the library and outside at the Blue Door Book Shed next to the parking lot. Books for all ages and tastes. Tables will be restocked each evening.
• Program on Managing Woodlands with Birds in Mind, Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. Learn more about Forestry for Maine Birds at MaineAudubon.org.




• Bird Walk at Founders Preserve in Waldoboro, Saturday, June 15, from 7 to 9 a.m. Ted Mohlie leads the 1.5-mile walk and discusses the basics of binocular use and bird identification and behaviors. To register, go to MidcoastConservancy.org or call 389-5150.
• Rockland’s Summer Solstice Party, Saturday, June 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Main Street, with live music, food and games for the whole family. The After Hours Dock Party, for ages 21-plus, runs 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Journey’s End Marina, at the end of Tillson Avenue, and will feature a cash-only bar, live music by Outerspace, dance music by DJ Dan Miller, and food for sale. Both events are free. No smoking on Main Street during the Solstice Party.
• “Making of an Arboretum,” 10 a.m. at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Arborists Nancy Caudle-Johnson and Douglas Johnson of Treekeepers LLC give a presentation, then lead a walk to the Kitty Todd Arboretum Enhancement Project. 


• Free Admission for Fathers at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, and kids will get a chance to create a craft for their father or grandfather                                                  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power, & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, 1:30 p.m.



• Free Adult Art Classes at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Catinka Knoth leads the free Monday classes – with a focus on drawing in color – open to all, with all materials provided. June’s themes include birds, berries and blossoms and this week’s class looks at cedar waxwings and berries.
• Suomalaiset Jouset in Damariscotta, 3 p.m. in the library at Schooner Cove Retirement Community. The ensemble plays Finnish lap harp, ukulele, folk guitar and Celtic harp at the free concert.


• Talk on Four Women Writers, Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston. Judith Tydings shares what she gleaned from her interviews with a memoirist, Maine’s first poet laureate, a bookseller, and an author for her thesis on women and aging. Thomaston Historical Society offers refreshments and meets at 7 p.m. Tydings’ talk is at 7:30 p.m.
•Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.



• CloudLibrary at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to download and use CloudLibrary, which lets residents use their library card to download ebooks and audiobooks free of charge to phones and tablets. Free. Call 594-0310 to register.            • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.




• Lobster Management Zone Council Meeting, 6 p.m. at Camden Hills Regioinal High School, Rockport. Maine Department of Marine Resources holds it before developing a proposal to meet targets to protect right whales, set by the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team.
•Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, 6 p.m. and Friday Open Mics, second and fourth Fridays, at 6:30 p.m.




• Summer Solstice 11:54 A.M. EDT. Set your Sundial!

• Communi-Tea at Thomaston Public Library, Friday, June 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the first day of summer with a cup of tea and some sweets and savories. Bring a personal-care item for the food pantry.
• Northern Stars Planetarium at Thomaston Public Library, Friday, June 21, at 11 a.m. John Meader brings his inflatable planetarium and presents a program called “Galaxies.” Kids under 6 must be with a parent or guardian. Latecomers cannot be accommodated.                                                                                                                  • Jazz in June Festival in Camden, Friday to Sunday, June 14 to 16. Jazz meets the sea at multiple venues, with free and paid performances, including Friday’s free show in Camden Opera House’s Blue Cafe by the Bill Barnes Duo                                                • Program on Managing Woodlands with Birds in Mind, Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. Learn more about Forestry for Maine Birds at MaineAudubon.org.




• ME Water Buffalo Co. Grand Reopening, Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the herd, tour the farm, taste buffalo cheese, feed the goats and sheep, visit the pigs, and cuddle a water buffalo calf. Bring a picnic to eat on the lawn, if you wish. No dogs. The farm is at 232 Old County Road, Appleton.


• Appleton Library: • Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for 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: • 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 odder 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 & Crafts, Wednesdays & 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.

• 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.

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

• Free Infant Playgroup, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St., Camden. Newborns-22 months. FMI: 236-4225, peopleplacecoop.org.

• La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Breast-feeding support group. Babies welcome. Free.

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



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