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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • “Forestry for Birds” at Camden Library, 7 p.m. Learn how to support bird habitats, including for species that need the most help, in a talk by Susan Gallo of Mid-Coast Maine Audubon.
  • The Government Inspector, students from Ashwood Waldorf School’s Class of 2017 perform the satiric play at Rockport Opera House at 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 & 6 p.m. Friday. Free; donations accepted.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • “Love Your Library” Open House at Rockland Public Library, 4:30-7 p.m. Jazz guitar all evening, roving juggler, BookStop open, crafts for kids, and chili, soups and other treats served.
  • Folk Dance Brunswick, 6:30-9 p.m. at People Plus, 35 Union Street. World music and dance. $5. FMI: 200-7577 or folkdancebrunswick.com.
  • 30th Annual Camden Conference, SOLD OUT. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-19. “Refugees & Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis.” FMI: camdenconference.org.
  • Shooting Star, the romantic comedy is performed by Midcoast Actors’ Studio at Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast at 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Feb. 17 & 18 and 24 & 25, and at 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 19 & 26. $15/$10 students & seniors at the door. Adult content.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • “Environmental Justice: Sharing the Burdens of Climate Change,” 3 p.m. February Shop Talk at Old Professor’s Bookshop in Belfast. Free talk by UMaine Professor Michael Howard.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • Talk on Following the 1775 Quebec Expedition’s Footsteps Today, 2 p.m., Council Chambers, City Center Plaza, Augusta. Third in a series of free talks about hero-cum-traitor Benedict Arnold on Sundays in February and March. FMI: oldfort@oldfortwestern.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • “When People Flee: A View from the Ground,” 5 p.m., Midcoast Friends Meetinghouse in Damariscotta. A free program by two women who work with refugees in the Middle East and Central America under the auspices of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • “The Writer in the Garden,” 10 a.m. at Camden Library. Anne Perkins gives the free, public talk on garden literature from Roman times to today in Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture series.
  • Talk on Historical Walled Garden on Scotland’s East Coast, 2 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Two Belfast Garden Club members show photos and video of the hidden gardens at Cambo Estate, which dates to the 12th century. Free; public.
  • Workshop: “Maintaining Civility in Difficult Situations,” 6 p.m. at Rockland Library. Maine Treasurer Terry Hayes and Maine Senator Brian Langley lead the free public workshop.
  • “The Building of the Dory Rose,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Maine boat builder Art Paine gives the talk in the adventure series offered by the library and Come Boating!, Belfast’s community boating organization.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • Beaver Expert to Give Three Talks, Skip Lisle on the role beavers play in the ecosystem and how to install devices that don’t harm them, but do protect wetlands and infrastructure. At Waterfall Arts in Belfast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. At Liberty Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. At Midcoast Conservancy in Wiscasset at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org or 389-5150.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • “An Evening with Diane Russell,” from 6-7:30 p.m. at Rock City Coffee, Rockland. Woodstove Alliance sponsors the talk on what’s happening in Maine and the U.S. by the former state legislator, who helped build a progressive-libertarian coalition to advance civil liberties.
  • “Into the Winds” Presentation at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Tim Seymour and Daniel Quintanilla talk about their hundred-mile traverse of Wyoming’s Wind River Mountain Range.

COMING UP:

  • Gala Poetry Reading at Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. Maine’s Poet Laureate and other poets celebrate the 125th birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay. A party with refreshments follows. 1920s costumes encouraged. $8/$5 for FAM members. Registration: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • “There from Here: Photographing History in the 21st Century,” Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum. With photojournalist Samantha Appleton, whose work has taken her around the world. Free with admission. $10 suggested donation.
  • “Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You a Story” at Collins Center for the Arts, in Orono, Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Actors perform the weekly public radio broadcast. $20 balcony/$25 orchestra/$7 kids in K-12. FMI: collinscenterforthearts.com.
  • Talk by Author of “A Good Man with a Dog,” Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Maine game warden Roger Guay talks about his book in the Meet the Author Series at Palermo Community Library.
  • Rescheduled: “Gifts of Immigration to American Culture,” Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Cushing Public Library. Panel talk on how immigrants have contributed to music, art and film in the U.S. Free.
  • Talk on Henry Knox’s Vision for the Gardens at Montpelier, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Second in the Belfast Garden Club’s evening lecture series.
  • New Series at Camden Library: Café Sci with Bigelow Labs, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Beth Orcutt talks about microorganisms that eat crude oil spilled in the ocean.
  • Rescheduled: “Astronomy 101” at Rockland Public Library, Tuesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. Ron Thompson of Southern Maine Astronomers gives the free talk, then leads everyone outside to spot planets and constellations.
  • Body Traffic Dance Company at Camden Opera House, Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m. The L.A. troupe will also put on school performance and run Master Classes at High Mountain Hall on March 14. $25-$30 adults/$20 students: 536-5850, camdenoperahouse.com, fee-free at Camden Town Office weekdays.
  • Rescheduled: 6th Annual Liberal Cup Biathlon, Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Cross-country skiing and target shooting. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.

MUSIC

  • St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, based in Newcastle, is auditioning singers for May performances of Duruflé’s Requiem. FMI: 380-2768 or audition@ceciliachoir.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Cello Concert at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Robin Lane performs classical, jazz and contemporary pieces.
  • BoomBox at Port City Music Hall, Portland, 9 p.m. 18+. $15 advance/$18 show day: portcitymusichall.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Lake Street Dive at Portland’s State Theatre, SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Winter Gospel Sing in Waldoboro, from 1-4 p.m. at North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, Route 220 and Old Augusta Road. Music by Heaven’s Blend, Echoes of Faith and special guests. A free-will offering will be taken.
  • Battle of the Bands in Brewer, Jeff’s Catering. Doors open 5 p.m. Music from 6 p.m.-midnight. All-ages show featuring Fifth Freedom, Adonis Rising, My Tempered Soul, Right Out Straight. $25 adults/$40 per couple at the door. Buy at redknightsme9.com to save.
  • Mike Whitehead Group at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 5-7 p.m. Whitehead, Tom Luther, Jason Dean and Spike Hyssong blend funk, rock and folk.
  • Primo Cubano at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Danceable Cuban rhythms. $10 advance/$15 door: 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • Olga Vocal Ensemble to Perform in Orono, 3 p.m., Minsky Recital Hall, UMaine. Five a cappella singers who approach traditional music in innovative, humorous ways. A post-concert reception with the singers at Miller’s Café in the Collins Center for the Arts follows. $35 adults/$10 students. FMI: 581-1755 or collinscenterforthearts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Midcoast Community Chorus Call for Singers, at all levels of ability, age 13 and up. Register for the non-auditioned chorus from 5-6:15 p.m. at the first two rehearsals on Mondays, Feb. 20 & 27, at First Congregational Church in Camden. $80 semester fee covers cost of music and rehearsal space. MCC’s Spring Concert will be held Saturday, June 17, at Strom Auditorium to benefit Meals on Wheels.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • The Gaslamp Killer with Trackstar the DJ, Port City Music Hall, Portland. Doors 9 p.m. Show 10 p.m. $18 advance/$22 show day. All ages. FMI: portcitymusichall.com. With a Run the Jewels State Theatre After-Party.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Blues Singer & Guitarist Matt Andersen in Rockland, Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $15 advance/$18 show day. FMI: rocklandstrand.com, 594-0070.

COMING UP:

  • Maine State Music Theatre to Hold Auditions, Brunswick, Saturday, Feb. 25. Children needed for The Who’s Tommy performed July 31. Adults needed for Guys and Dolls, Grease and Disney’s Newsies, all with summer runs. Details: msmt.org or 725-8769.
  • Music@Dusk Concert: Peter and Will Anderson, Saturday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at Union Hall in Rockport. The virtuosos of clarinet and saxophone will be joined by guitarist Alex Wintz. $30 adults/$10 under 25. $100 for all four in the series. FMI: baychamberconcerts.org.
  • Double Bill: The Sweetback Sisters and Girls Guns & Glory in Rockland, Strand Theatre, Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. $20 advance/$25 show day. FMI: rocklandstrand.com, 594-0070.
  • “Dodson Fest” at Camden Public Library, siblings David Dodson and Anne Dodson perform a concert on Thursday, March 2, from 7-9 p.m.. Their art exhibit in the Picker Room gallery hangs all month.
  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. The duo performs “Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration.” $55 advance/$60 show day: 594-0070, rocklandstrand.com.
  • Kris Kristofferson at Portland’s State Theatre, Thursday, May 4. FMI: statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.
  • Indie Group The xx at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Friday, May 26. FMI: statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • Free First Friday Music Classes, 6:30-8 p.m., and Second Sunday Hymn Sings, 4-5 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland. Both through June.
  • Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, 6-8 p.m. third Tuesdays. All levels welcome. FMI: 236-3440.
  • Third Friday Open Mics at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7 p.m. all winter. 6:30 p.m. sign-up.

FILM

  • Call for Submissions: International Maritime Film Festival, documentaries to be shown at The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. FMI: maritimefilmfestival.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • NT Live: Saint Joan, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre & Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater streamed live at 2 p.m. and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Appropriate for 12+.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Lego Batman,” “Hidden Figures,” “Split.” Subtitles on most Sunday movies.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FMI: FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATRE, Boothbay Harbor: “La La Land.” FMI: HarborTheatre.net, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta: “Hidden Figures.” FMI: AtTheLincoln.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland: “Jackie.”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • “Love Me or Leave Me,” 2 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Classic musical starring Doris Day and James Cagney. Free.
  • No Friday Night Films in February at Thomaston Public Library.
  • “Turtles Can Fly,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Library. Free.
  • Screening of “The Barefoot Artist” with Introduction by Robert Shetterly, 7 p.m., Sweet Tree Arts, Hope Corner. Documentary on Lily Yeh, who creates community art projects in the world’s most troubled areas. $15 suggested donation. Save your seat: sweettreearts.org or 763-2770.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • “Ley’Go” at Colonial Theatre in Belfast, 4 p.m. Premiere of documentary on students in Liberia. Live music; Q&A with the filmmakers.
  • “Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damar-iscotta. Go inside the studio as the Fab Four record 1968’s best-selling album.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • Rescheduled from Feb. 16: “I Am Not Your Negro,” 7 p.m., CIFF Selects series at Camden Opera House.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • “Inside Job,” 2 p.m., Midcoast Friends Meeting House, 77 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta. Documentary on what brought about 2008 financial meltdown. Discussion to follow.
  • “Frozen,” 2 p.m., Vose Library in Union. Donations welcome.
  • “The Million Dollar Duck,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday Film Series at Rockland Public Library. Documentary on the Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art contest run by the U.S. Government. Free.

COMING UP:

  • Free Screening of “Trolls,” Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Library. Snacks served. Wear your jammies and bring a pillow.
  • Met Opera Live: Dvorak’s Rusalka, Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. An encore will be shown at the Strand on Tuesday, March 7, 1 p.m.
  • “Southside with You,” Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. at Vose Library in Union. Also coming to Vose, “Chocolat” on Monday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Donations taken for both.
  • Screening of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. $5.
  • At Stockton Springs Library: “Being Mortal,” Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. The PBS Frontline documentary is shown in the library’s monthly series Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Discussion follows.
  • Live Broadcast of Academy Awards at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for Red Carpet Preview. Free admission. Formal attire or come as you are. Download an Oscar ballot: rocklandstrand.com.

ART

  • 13th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, on Oct. 14, seeks presenters. Submit to the jury by March 15: belfastpoetry.com.
  • Call for Artists & Writers: for spring & summer residencies at Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at the Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org.
  • Call for Actors: 2017 Camden Shakespeare Festival, for July and August runs of Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. FMI: info@camdenshakespeare.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Rescheduled: Darlene Cocke and Laurie Webber Artists’ Reception, 6 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor. On display through March 31.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Opening of Show by Thomaston Grammar School Students, 10 a.m. at Jonathan Frost Gallery, Main & Park, Rockland. Public welcome. “Thomaston LEAPS!: The Landscape and Ourselves” will be on display through March 18.
  • Two Openings at River Arts in Damariscotta, 5-7 p.m. Receptions for Bristol artist Isabella Corwin’s solo show in the West Gallery and for its newest exhibit, “Faces and Figures,” with works by 60 artists. On display through Mar. 8.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Free Community Art Party at the Art Loft in Rockland, 1 p.m. Kim Nicoll will teach men, women and kids how to knit. She’ll bring needles and yarn. If you already knit, bring a current project. Hot cocoa and snacks served. Registration: 200-9795 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Public Reception to Open Sam Cady Show in Rockland, 4-7 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art. “Parts of the Whole,” his first full-scale retrospective, hangs through May 21.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • At Camden Library: Craftswomen of the Midcoast, 7 p.m. Enamel jewelry artist Suzanne Anderson kicks off the new monthly series.

COMING UP:

  • “DSLR Camera Modes” Class in Rockland, The Art Loft, Friday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. Bring your camera. $35. FMI: artloftrockland, 200-7915.
  • Coloring for All Ages at Jackson Learning Center & Historical Society, in the municipal complex, Friday, Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m. With helpful techniques & tips, art supplies, coloring pages, snacks. Bring your fave book, if you wish. Free.
  • Red Tulips Paint Night at The Art Loft in Rockland, Friday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Sean Boyd leads the night of socializing and painting with step-by-step instructions. BYOB. Drop-ins okay. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org 200-7915.
  • Reception for “Art at Bartlett Woods 2017,” Saturday, Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m., 20 Bartlett Dr., Rockland. Exhibit of works by Alison Hill and Björn Lundquist; open for public viewing daily during business hours through May.
  • “Explore Your Inner Artist” Class, Tuesdays, Feb.28-March 14, 5-7 p.m., Lincolnville Central School. Experiment with pastels, watercolors, collage and more. $50. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Week-Long “Triggering New Poems” Workshop, March 13-17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Poet Kathleen Ellis helps participants at all levels expand their range of styles and explore ways to create and stretch tension. Limited to 12. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org, 596-6457.

ONGOING:

  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “David Driskell: Renewal and Form,” through May 11. “Piper Cub,” through May 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Art of Disaster,” through April 23.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Augusta State House, “Maine: A Continuum of Place,” through March 3.

FOOD

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Free “Cooking for Health” Classes, designed for all, especially low-income families and people with diabetes or heart disease. Thursdays, Feb. 16 & 23, 1-3 p.m. at Liberty Community Hall and also at the St. George Town Office and Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m. at the Varney Community Building in Brooks. FMI: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • CommuniTEA at Thomaston Public Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Hot tea, savories and sweets. Bring a donation of personal care items such as soap or shampoo.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction at Elks Lodge in Rockland, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mid Coast Ice Cats hold it to raise funds for high school kids whose schools don’t offer hockey. A signed Bobby Orr jersey, golf for four and other items are among the offerings. $8 adults/$5 under 10. FMI: 633-2194 or ejamieson@roadrunner.com.
  • All-You-Can-Eat Bean Supper in Thomaston, at American Legion Post 37. Plus hot dogs, American chop suey, salad. $8 adults/$4 under 12. FMI: 691-7982.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • Public Breakfast Buffet in Bath, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle Street. $7 adults/$3 under 12/free under 3.
  • 13th Annual Moosehead Region Chocolate Festival, at Greenville School, 1-4 p.m. Over 40 varieties of chocolate, Chinese auction and raffle. $10 at door. FMI: mooseheadlake.org or 695-2702.
  • 6th Annual Chili and Chowder Cook-Off in Rockland, at Trackside Restaurant, 2-5 p.m. Amateurs and pros can enter for $20 per dish: 831-9323 or canderson@ci.rockland.me.us. Rockland Firefighters Local 1584 donates proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Chestnut Street Baptist Church Community Breakfasts, in Camden, from 6:30-9 a.m. All welcome.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Talk on Maine FoodCorps, noon, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Michelle Erhard describes the program that connects children to healthy food. $5/free for MNC members.
  • Simply Supper at Bremen Union Church, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Chili, chowders, salad, desserts in the second of four free suppers. Monthly Hymn Sing follows. Bremen residents who need meal delivery should call 932-1283.
  • Fundraiser for Maine Parkinson Society at Flatbread Co. in Rockport, where a portion of every pizza sold from 5-9 p.m. will go to MPS.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • Soup’s On! at First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street, noon Wednesdays through March 29. Free. Donations defray costs. FMI: 236-4821.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center. Lunch is served noon-1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Fundraiser for Friends of Sears Island at Nautilus Seafood & Grill, in Belfast. Ten percent of tabs from 4-9 p.m. will be donated. You must tell your server you are there for Sears Island.
  • “Portugal – An Authentic Meal and Upcoming Tour with João Bentes,” Penobscot Language School, Rockland, Dinner 6 p.m. Discussion of a school tour of Portugal at 7 p.m. Discussion open to all regardless of attendance at the meal. Dinner is $35; reservations are required: penobscot.us or 594-1084.
  • Book Talk in Belfast: “The Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook,” 7 p.m. at the Common House of Eco-Village off of Edgecomb Road. Public welcome.

COMING UP:

  • Pasta Supper at Meenahga Grange, in Waldoboro, Saturday, Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m. Waldoboro Democratic Town Committee sponsors the nonpartisan dinner of pasta, meatballs, salad, Borealis bread & butter, assorted desserts. $10 adults/$5 youth/$25 family of four/free under 5. Benefits the food pantry. FMI: 832-7870 or 832-7764.
  • Food Classes at East Forty Farm & Dairy in Waldoboro, 2361 Friendship Road, Sundays from 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 26: Introduction to cheese, with tastings. $35. March 12: Seasonal salads and the farm’s secret House Dressing. $35. March 26: Cooking with cheese. $35. FMI: info@eastfortyfarm.com or 230-4318.
  • Class at Nina June: “Mediterranean Greens, Grains & Beans,” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Chef Sara Jenkins and her mom, food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, teach vegetarian dishes including falafel. $150. Sign-up: 236-8880.
  • “Local Food, Local Hunger” Forum at Chewonki in Wiscasset, Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The theme is securing healthy food for all while improving Maine’s food system. $15 if you register by Feb. 20, then $25. Lunch included. FMI: morrisfarm.org.

FAIRS & SALES

COMING UP:

  • Boating Gear Swap and Sale at Belfast Boathouse, Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Reserve your table by March 1 ($10 for 3-by-8 table): 338-1142, harbormaster@cityofbelfast.org.

KIDS & PARENTS

  • Summer Youth Musical Theater Camp in Belfast, taking registrations from kids in elementary through high school: midcoastactors.org.
  • The Fresh Air Fund, seeks families in southern Maine to host kids 7-18 from low-income communities in New York City. FMI: freshair.org or 671-5049.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Free Boys Night Out Program at Rockport YMCA, 6 p.m. Lincolnville and Knox County boys in grades 3, 4 & 5 and dads, stepdads, grandfathers or other important men are invited to the program featuring discussion, activities and a light, healthy meal. Free; registration required: johnsommo@gmail.com or 236-8463.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Playtimes for Ages 2-6, Fridays, with Ashwood Waldorf School teachers Beth Lunt and Marianne Böckli. Puppet show and games. $5 donation suggested. At Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 17. At Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mar. 17. At Belfast Free Library at 10-11 a.m. Mar. 31. Future playtimes in April, May, June. FMI: ashwoodwaldorf.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Postponed: Youth Ice Fishing Day at Kaler’s Pond in Waldoboro, with no new date set yet. FMI: 380-2428 or becky.morrell@gmail.com.
  • Frost Fest in Bucksport, at Miles Lane skating rink from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Skating party, strolling magician, snow sculpture contest, mini golf on snow course ($5 to rent putter and ball/free under 5). Hot food on sale. FMI: bucksportbaychamber.com.
  • Professor Paddy-Whack and His One-Man Junk Band, 11 a.m. at Maine State Museum in Augusta. First in the museum’s Free Family Saturdays. FMI: mainestatemuseum.org or 287-2301.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • WINTER SCHOOL VACATION WEEK, Monday-Friday, Feb. 20-24:
  • Clay Camp in Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 7-12. FMI: waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.
  • Mini-Musicals & More at The Riley School in Rockport, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 6-14. Kids can choose two focus workshops. FMI: rileyschool.org, 596-6405.
  • Vacation Camp for Grades K-4 at Penobscot Bay YMCA, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $135/$115 members. Basketball and Soccer Camp for Grades 3-5, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $125/$100. FMI: penbayymca.org.
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum Workshops, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Ages 6-14. Free; $5 donation suggested. Kids must be with an adult, for whom admission is $14. FMI: 594-4418 or owlshead.org.
  • ArtLabs for All Ages at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Monday-Thursday, 2-4 p.m. each day. All are free. Come any day.
  • Tinkering Class at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope Corner, Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids will fuse electrical circuits with kinetic sculptures. $50. Open Studio Hours Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon. All ages. FMI: sweettreearts.org or 763-2770.
  • Morris Farm Camp in Wiscasset, Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For grades K-6. Childcare from 3:30-4 p.m. for $5 a day. FMI: morrisfarm.org.
  • Thomaston Public Library, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-noon. Paper animals, exotic drums, binary code jewelry, Legos.
  • Wildlife in Winter at Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta, Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 5-11. $180 for non-members/$160 Mussel/Family level or above. FMI: damariscottariver.org.
  • Art Camp at Farnsworth Museum’s Gamble Education Center in Rockland, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 6-8. $95 non-members/$77 FAM members. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • Babysitter Training at LincolnHealth Education Center in Damariscotta, Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 11-14. $44 if you register by Feb. 16 (use code EARLYBIRD), then $49. FMI: clc.maineadulted.org or 563-2811.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 and up (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week’s theme: “Presidents.”
  • Discover Girl Scout Events, for potential members in K-3 and volunteers. At Rockland Congregational Church at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. At Varney Building in Brooks at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. FMI: girlscoutsofmaine.org or 888-922-4763.

COMING UP:

  • Workshop for Young Duck Stamp Designers, Friday, Feb. 24, noon-2 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center in Rockland. Kids in grades K-12 can learn about this year’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest and design a stamp. Free. Sign-up: 594-0600, x5 or info@mainecoastalislands.org.
  • Workshop for Future Authors and Illustrators at Rockland Library, on Friday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Children’s author/illustrator Hazel Mitchell offers the workshop for children of all ages.
  • Stories to Screen Series in Damariscotta, borrow the book “Black Beauty” from Skidompha Library, then see the film version at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Lincoln Theater. You don’t have to have read the book to attend the free screening.
  • After-School Arts in Action Program for RSU 13 Kids in Grades 6-8, begins the week of Feb. 26. Led by Alexis Iammarino. FMI: rsu13.maineadulted.org or 691-2156.
  • “Wild Encounters” & Art Programs for Homeschoolers, Monday, Feb. 27, at DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta. Kids 6-12 can participate in one or both sessions, which are held fourth Mondays monthly. Wild Encounters runs 10 a.m.-noon and includes outdoor observations of nature. $5 per child. Art classes led by Brady Nickerson run 1-3 p.m. $12 per child. Scholarships are available. FMI: damariscottariver.org.
  • Umpire Training for Youth Baseball, Wednesdays, March 1-29. Training for youth softball will be scheduled in March, depending on how many people sign up. FMI: midcoastumpires.com.
  • 2nd Annual Summer Camp Fair at Bangor Mall, Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. To host a table: mainerobotics.org.
  • “Around the World Cooking for Kids” at Penobscot School in Rockland, for ages 7-13. Classes run 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. March 4: Portugal. March 11: Italy. Students will cook and learn about other cultures and languages. $40. FMI: 594-1084 or joan@penobscot.us.

ONGOING FOR PARENTS:

  • Baby Group & Birth Circle, 10 a.m.-noon first and third Mondays, Morningstar Midwifery, 111 High Street, Belfast. Moms (and kids) welcome at free group. Birth Circles held on Feb. 6, May 1 and Aug. 7.
  • Women’s Night & Birth Circle, 6 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly, Morningstar Midwifery in Belfast. Birth Circles in Feb., May & Aug. Babes in arms welcome.

ONGOING FOR KIDS:

  • 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 & siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 & siblings.
  • Camden Library: 10 a.m. Story Hours, Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to 2-year-olds & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: kids, 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.
  • Lincolnville Community Library: Family Music Series led by Jessica Day of Midcoast Music Together for families with kids from birth to age 5 at 11 a.m. first Fridays monthly through June.
  • Palermo Library: Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rockland Public Library: Baby Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Preschool Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 5-year-olds.
  • Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: Toddler Time, Tuesdays. Book Babies, Wednesdays. Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.
  • Stockton Springs Community Library: Story Hour, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., to Feb. 4. All ages. Lego Club, third Thursdays through April 20, 4-5 p.m, Focus age group is 4-10, but kids of all ages are welcome.
  • 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, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Art Loft, 385 Main St., Rockland. Parents welcome to join. Registration: artloftrockland.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Reservations Open for Maine State Park Campgrounds, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at 800-332-1501 and 24/7 at campwithme.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 3-4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Knox Center, 6 White St, Rockland. For those whose loved ones live with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. FMI: 921-6237.
  • “Regenerative Community through Nature Connection” Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Make natural milkweed cordage and learn about the mentorship model Northwood Natural Learning weaves through its programs meant to deepen people’s relationships with the community and the wild.
  • Info Session on Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law, Rockland City Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. No need to register.
  • Snowshoe Hikes on the Community Wellness Trail in Rockport, noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 16 & 23. Start at cafeteria trailhead at Pen Bay Med Center. Call 921-3950 to borrow snowshoes. Free and family-friendly. No need to register.
  • 6-Week Foxtrot Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 16, Lincolnville Community Building, Sam and Marjorie Bartlett give lessons. There will be time to practice afterward. $40 solo/$70 couples. Registration: 491-0444.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  • Free Workshop on Personal Money Management in Boothbay Harbor, 9:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, & Apr. 21, on St. Andrews campus. Learn how to stretch a dollar, reduce debt and save for retirement and other goals. For all ages and incomes. Sign-up: erica.quineaster@maine.edu, 386-1664.
  • Beach Party Theme at Night of Joy, 6:30-8 p.m., Water of Life Lutheran Church, 618 Route 1, Newcastle.
  • Fridays in February at Camden Public Library, Grown-Up Story Hour at 1:30 p.m. Bring lunch; hear stories read by staffers. Tabletop Gaming for All Ages at 3 p.m. Use the library’s or bring one.
  • Free Stretch Around Classes in Belfast, 1-2 p.m. Fridays & Mondays (no class Feb. 20) at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street. For older adults and those with physical limitations. Chair yoga, Matter of Balance and Brain Gym exercises. Drop-ins welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18:

  • Winter Animal Tracking at DeWick Farm in Woolwich, 9:30 a.m. Learn how to interpret an animal’s prints, track, straddle and stride from Maine Master Naturalists. Registration: 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org.
  • CPR Certification, The Pitch, Warren, 9 a.m.-noon. $40. Registration: 322-5042.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

  • Wildlife Tracking Walk at St. Clair Preserve in Northport, 1-3:30 p.m. Biologist Bucky Owens leads the first hike in 2017 Coastal Mountains Nature Program series. Registration: 236-7091.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

  • Empowered Aging Series: “Share the Care” at The Lincoln Home, Newcastle, 3-4 p.m. Get tools and tips on forming a beneficial care group for people who can’t afford home care or assisted living costs.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

  • Intergenerational Book Club at Thomaston Library, 2:30 p.m. The book is “The Keepers of the House” by Shirley Ann Grau.
  • Tech Tuesday at Vose Library in Union, 6-8 p.m. Open hours with experts.
  • Trustees of Lincolnville Sewer District Meeting, 6 p.m. (third Tuesdays monthly), Lincolnville Town Office. Open to the public.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: 921-3950 or PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org.
  • Program on Prostate Cancer and Sexual Intimacy, 6:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. Partners invited. FMI: mcfpc.org or 855-552-7200, x800.
  • Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse on Tuesdays in February, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and play bridge, chess, cribbage, other games. Feb. 21: “Jeopardy.” Feb. 28: wear Mardi Gras beads and try a slice of King’s Cake. Free. Closed when school is cancelled. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Solar Workshops for Homeowners, offered by ReVision Energy, at Rockland Library on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and at Lord Camden Inn in Camden on Thursday, Feb. 23. Both start at 6 p.m. and cover new technology and net-billing rules.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

  • Talk on Demystifying Homeopathy, 6-7:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Hilary Budet on micro-dosing to treat chronic and acute conditions, including asthma and food/environmental sensitivity.
  • Lincolnville Sewer District Meeting, 6 p.m., LIA Building, Beach Road (Route 173). Public meeting.
  • Mid-Coast Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society to Meet, 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. Free; public welcome. FMI: hashaw@earthlink.net.
  • Chair Yoga in Rockport, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Wednesdays, Feb. 22-March 29, 1-2 p.m. Antonia Small of Oryx Worx Fitness leads the class for beginners. $37.50. FMI:journetytohealth.coursestorm.com.

COMING UP:

  • “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Winter Skills Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26, 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Bryant Pond. Hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation workshops for women 18+. FMI: mainebow.com, 665-2068.
  • Solar Power Installation Celebration at Damariscotta Baptist Church, Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. ReVision Energy reps will be there with info on how nonprofits can benefit from power purchase agreements. Refreshments served. Public invited.
  • Five Town CSD Adult & Community Ed Winter & Spring Classes, start Feb. 26. FMI: fivetowns.maineadulted.org.
  • Rescheduled: “Beginning and Advanced Erosion Control Practices,” Monday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension in Waldoboro. FMI: knox-lincoln.org.
  • Rockland Public Library Cribbage Club, Monday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome.
  • Monday Meditation, Healing and Discussion Group, Feb. 27, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 701-8963.
  • Community Book Discussion on Why People Vote for Conservatives, Monday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Ridgley Fuller and Cloe Chunn lead the discussion of “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” by Arlie Russell Hochschild.
  • Waltz II, Mondays, Feb. 27-March 20, 6-7 p.m., East Belfast Elementary School. Solo $25/couples $35. Sign-up required: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Afternoon Snowshoe Hike in Belfast City Park, Tuesday, Feb. 28, noon-1 p.m. Starts at the helipad. Call 921-3950 to borrow snowshoes. Free; family-friendly. No need to register.
  • Septic System Installation Workshop for Contractors & Site Evaluators, Thursday, March 2, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Union Town Office. Includes lunch. $65 by Feb. 24, then $75. FMI: 596-2024 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org.
  • Belfast Regional Job Fair, Tuesday, March 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Free for businesses and job seekers. Reserve tables by Feb. 28: david.m.grima@maine.gov. Facebook has details for job seekers.

ONGOING:

  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) Group, Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m., 16 School St., Rockland. Nonjudgmental emotional/spiritual support for people facing such challenges as cancer, chronic illness, depression, stress or anxiety. FMI: 975-5242.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group that meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln counties. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • The BookStop at Rockland Public Library, a hidden gem, on the lower level of the library, 80 Union St. Open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Pop-Up Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Free. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Foreign Language Conversation Tables at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish & Italian at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German and Swedish at noon.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., P.A.W.S., 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • 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, Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, 1st Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. FMI: 921-6237.
  • Conversation Series on Dementia, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Game Day at Camden Public Library, 3-5 p.m. Fridays for tweens to adults. Play Magic the Gathering or board games. Feel free to bring snacks to share. FMI: cmiller@librarycamden.org.
  • Meditation & Mindfulness Practice, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays (except August) at The Start Center in Camden, in the Plum Village Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Free. Beginners welcome.
  • Herbalists’ Circle, fourth Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Herbal Medicine Wellness Clinic, 96A High Street, Belfast. For herbalists of all levels. FMI: 205-2515.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, first and third Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Free group led by Rita Swidrowski. 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.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • 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 sug. 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.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, 1st 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 Town-send 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.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • “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 Management Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Meditation in Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays (except in August), The Start Center, 47 Start Road, Camden. Free. Beginners welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • 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.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 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.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • 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.
  • Cancer Education & Support Group, second Wednesdays, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Belfast Library. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • 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.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • 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 Step Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • 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 Sunday, 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 Street, Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Journey to Health Walking Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Waldo County and Thursdays in Knox County. Led by wellness staff. Kids welcome. FMI: JourneyToHealth.CourseStorm.com.
  • 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 Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. Registration: 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.
  • Calendar Sync Meeting, last Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Bell the Cat, Belfast. Gathering of nonprofits, cultural organizations and community event planners. FMI: BelfastCreativeCoalition.org.
  • 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 Street. 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 Street, Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Tabletop Game at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, more. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.