WRFR Community Calendar:  March 17 – March 24


Friday March 17: The Wivos 7 pm Trio from Brooklyn NY performs Americana swing and Appalachian blues. The Strand Theatre, Rockland. $18/$10 students. Talent Show 7 pm National Honor Society Talent Show at the Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School. Students will offer diverse and varied presentations. $5 admission. St. Patrick’s Day Irish Session 7-9 pm Traditional Irish music, Guinness on tap and specials on Irish coffee, lamb stew and corned beef sandwiches. Rock City Café. 594-4123. St. Paddy’s Day Parties Hatchet Mountain Public House in Hope. Rovin’ Mick O’Flynn will perform and the menu will feature corned beef and cabbage.

Saturday March 18: Bag & Bake Sale 9 am-2 pm Fill a bag with all the books it will hold for $7at Rockland Library. Friends of the Library can begin shopping at 8:30 am. Owl Program 11 am Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland features a talk by Brett Willard of Merryspring Nature Center. He will talk about owls and dissect pellets so children can investigate the owl diet. There will be no live owls! Free with museum admission. Ireland Talk 1 pm Paul and Linda Marshall of Hope talk about their long connection with Ireland and a family there. Armchair Adventure Series at Vose Library in Union. North Sails Talk 1 pm Learn what is new in sails, fabrics, rigging and more at Rockland Yacht Club. Free and open to public. Poster Making 2-4 pm Posters on Rockland will be featured project in ArtLab at Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Free and co-hosted by Rockland Heart & Soul. Posters created will be displayed in local shop windows. Plaid Stringband 7-9 pm Locals Mike and Max Miller, Molly Staples, Mike McGuire and David Butler show off their Bluegrass style music. Free at Rock City Cafe. 594-4123. St. Patrick’s Dance 7-11 pm Featuring Ray Stafford Band in Rockland. American Legion on Limerock St. Cash bar. $10.

Sunday March 19: Plum Village Meditation 9-10:30 am Thich Nhat Hanh style at The Start Center, 37 Start Road in Camden. Free and all are welcome. Sundays except August. Information (978) 979-1365. Open Meditation 10:30-11:30 am Seated and walking meditations with timekeeper. Rockland Shambhala Center at 16 School St. Ongoing. All traditions welcome. Donation: $5-$10. FMI 594-1694 or rachel@rocklandyoga.com. Plaster Impressions 1-3 pm Create impressions in clay and then cast them with plaster of Paris. Elliot Bryant leads workshop at Art Loft in Rockland. Embrace the challenge of forming a narrative using only found objects or use these everyday objects as tools for making abstract forms. $35. FMI at 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org. Inquiry Into Collage 1-4 pm Margaret Rizzio runs class Sundays through April 9. Explore pattern vs. image, cutting vs. tearing, bold vs. muted colors, textured vs. flat surfaces. Vintage ephemera and paper supplied. Gamble Education Center in Rockland. FMI farnsworthmuseum.org. Golden Age of Camden’s Cottages 2 pm Architect Chris Glass presents a talk on local cottages, hosted by Camden-Rockport Historical Society at the Camden Public Library. Sunday Salons 3 -5 pm Launch of series of free gallery talks related to current exhibits and topics. Join discussion between artist Sam Cady and Roger Dell, former education director at Farnsworth, then stay on for drinks. Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Visions & Values Public Forum 4:30-6:30 pm Maine Democrats host a Midcoast forum at Union Hall in Rockport at 24 Central St. FMI www.mainedems.org/mdpvv17. Cindy Millar and Jazz Trio 5-7 pm By the Bay Jazz Trio performs at Flatbread Company in Rockport. Featuring Hollywood, Broadway and Latin standards. 

Monday March 20: HOPE 4:30-6 pm Healing of Persons Exceptional Group. Nonjudgmental emotional and spiritual support for people challenged with cancer, chronic illness, depression, stress or anxiety. Rockland Yoga Center. FMI 975-5242. Chris O’Leary Band 7 pm Featured during Monday Night Blues at Time Out Pub in Rockland. $10 at door.

Tuesday March 21: Spruce Budworm Threat Noon Maine Forest Service entomologist Allison Kanoti explains why scientist are predicting another big outbreak. MerrySpring Nature Center in Camden. $5/ Members free. LinkedIn Class 1-2 pm Free session on social media platform at University College at Rockland. Children’s Drawing Class 4-5 pm Catinka Knoth leads children 6 and over on this week’s theme – The Arrival of Spring. Under 11 must be with adult. Materials provided and free. Offered on Tuesdays. GMOs and Food 4:30 pm Maine author Caitlin Shetterly discusses and signs her book GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future at Good Tern Co-op and then is featured at Rockland Public Library at 6 pm. 5-Week Meditation 6-8 pm Meditation in Everyday Life Course led by Shambhala Guide Rachel Nixon at Rockland Shambhala Center, 16 School St. Tuesdays through April 18. Suggested donation $75. FMI 594-1694 or rocklandshambhala@gmail.com. Women’s Fly-Casting Clinic 7-8 pm No experience or equipment needed. Donations taken for Georges River Trout Unlimited. Class also held Tuesday, March 28. Camden-Rockport Elementary School. Registration required at 542-1502 or cbombeke@gartleydorsky.com. Beech Hill Talk 7 pm Featured speaker Gary Gulizian will present Interpreting the History of Beech Hill Through Its Present Landscape at Camden Public Library. Co-sponsored by Coastal Mountain Land Trust. Veterans’ Creative Writing 8 pm All veterans and their families are invited to tell their stories through memoir, poetry and fiction. Free and confidential. Ongoing on Tuesdays at Camden Public Library.

Wednesday March 22: Wellness Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 pm Healing modalities including acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy and Reflexology offered on a rotating basis, each week. Bok Medical Bldg, 22 White Street (behind Rockland Library) Free and public welcome. Donations accepted. FMI 921-6993. Bingo 4:30-6:30 pm Rockland Elks Lodge every Wednesday. Doors open at 4:20 pm. Rockland Metro 5 pm WRFR 93.3FM Rockland Metro team welcomes Dr. Paul Klainer to discuss The Future of Medical Care. Public invited to potluck dinner symposium directly following at 6 pm. RSVP Robert Lichtman sugarhollowglass@earthlink.net

Thursday March 23: Dance is for Everyone 11:30 am Dance instructor Katie Tranzillo leads class for those with movement challenges. Camden Public Library. Open Meditation Noon-1 pm Seated and walking meditations with timekeeper. Rockland Shambhala Center at 16 School St. Ongoing. All traditions welcome. Suggested donation: $5-$10. FMI 594-1694 or rachel@rocklandyoga.com. Craft Workshop 4 pm Artist Susan Beebe leads free workshop. All ages welcome. Materials provided. Thursdays in March at Rockland Public Library. Relax and Restore 5:30-7 pm Clinical hypnotherapist Joanna Calderwood introduces techniques for those experiencing tension. Also offered Thursday, March 30. $12. Registration 921-3950 or journeytohealth.course.storm.com. Refugees, Immigration & Sanctuary 6:30-8:15 pm A video from Camden Conference will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with clergy who examine immigration from a biblical and personal perspective. Free at First Congregational Church in Camden. Looking for Lichens 7 pm Naturalist Diann Henderson gives a talk at Camden Public Library. Then she leads a hike the next morning, Friday, March 24th at 8:45 am at Camden Hills State Park. Jazz for Meals 7 pm Meals on Wheels fundraiser at Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills High School. Features jazz bands from local schools along with Monday Night Jazz Orchestra. Donations taken at door. FMI mchinc.org.

Friday March 24: Paint Night 6-8 pm Bessie the Cow will be featured project at Art Loft in Thorndike Building in Rockland. Kim Nicoll guides class with step-by-step instruction. $35. Drop-ins accepted only if there is room. $10 coupon on Facebook. Register at 200-7915 or artloftrockland.org. Story Slam 6:30 pm Sweet Tree Arts in Hope Center hosts 5th annual tellers on the theme of Change with yarns on Maine outdoors, airport drama, and candy & kale. $12 advance or $15 at door. sweettreearts.org.