THURSDAY, MARCH 23:

  • P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Dine for a Cause, at The Hartstone Inn in Camden, Thursdays, March 23 & 30. Reservations required: 236-4259.
  • Classes on Making Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauces, on Thursday, March 23, 5-6:30 p.m. at Lincolnville Central School, and on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope. $10/family discounts available. FMI: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24:

  • At Belfast Farmers’ Market: “A Taste of the Market,” 10 a.m.-noon, Aubuchon Hardware greenhouse in Belfast. Samples and serving suggestions with a spotlight on local cheeses, seafood, crudité and dips, baked goods and jams. The market moves to Waterfall Arts on April 14.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25:

  • Bean Supper at St. George I.O.O.F. Hall in Tenants Harbor, 5 p.m. $10 adults/$5 kids. Buy pints or quarts to go.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26:

  • “Cooking with Cheese” Class at East Forty Farm & Dairy in Waldoboro, at 2361 Friendship Road, from 3-4:30 p.m. $35. FMI: 230-4318 or info@eastfortyfarm.com.
  • “Make Way for Ducklings” Benefit at King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta, from 4-9 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28:

  • “Eating Local in Maine” Cooking Class, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Nina June in Rockport. Chef Sara Jenkins and her mom, food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, teach how to make a fresh meal using Maine ingredients. A local farmer will join the group. $150. Sign-up: 236-8880.
  • “In the Know – In the Dough!” Class at Nobleboro Central School, 5-8 p.m. Blue ribbon baker Deb Arter on how to mix, knead, proof and shape yeast dough. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and plastic tub. $29, plus $8 materials fee. Registration: clc.maineadulted.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29:

  • Soup’s On! at First Congregational Church of Camden, noon, 55 Elm Street; last one of the season. Free. Donations defray costs. FMI: 236-4821.
  • P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Fund-raiser in Hope, in Dine for a Cause series at Hatchet Mountain Publick House. Mention P.A.W.S. when you make your reservation so the group will get a portion of your tab: 763-4565.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30:

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

COMING UP:

  • Free Homestyle Breakfast in South Thomaston, Saturday, April 1, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at People’s United Methodist Church. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, hash browns, coffee and juice. Donations taken at the door for Rockland District Nursing Association.
  • “Café Italia” Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Fundraiser, Saturday, April 1, at Waldo County Shrine Club in Belfast. Enjoy appetizers, browse raffle baskets at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. with pasta, meatballs, and more. Bring your own wine or enter the wine raffle. $20 tix at offices of Mailloux & Marden PA in Belfast or Belfast Chamber of Commerce.
  • High Tea at Thomaston Historical Society, on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. It launches THS’s Victorian fashion and accessories exhibit. $18/$15 members. Reserve by sending a check to Thomaston Historical Society, P.O. Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861.
  • 8-Week “Am I Hungry?” Program on Mindful Eating in Belfast, 2-3 p.m. Mondays starting April 3 at Biscone Medical Building (across from hospital). Health & Wellness Coach Hester Kohl teaches you how to know when you’re full, and how to avoid eating whilst in the grip of emotions. $80. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Spring Party Hors d’Oeuvres Class, Tuesday, April 4, 6-8:30 p.m. at FARMS Kitchen above Rising Market in Damariscotta. Learn spanakopita bites, mini quiche, artichoke crostini and others. $34 if you register by March 30 using promo code EARLYBIRD at clc.maineadult.ed. Then $39.
  • Demos & Discussion of Maine-Made Whiskey, at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union on Wednesdays in April. Distiller Keith Bodine shares his expertise. April 5, 5-7 p.m.: single-malt mashing and fermentation. April 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: fermenting barley beer and first-pass stripping run in the still. April 19, 5-7 p.m.: spirit run in the still and “white dog” discussion. April 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: whiskey barrel selection and aging. All programs are free. No reservations required.
  • Talk on Garden-to-Table Growing at Rockport Opera House, on Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Edible garden designer Jacinda Martinez gives free “Grounded Local” talk to the Rockport Garden Club. Public welcome. FMI: 236-7788.
  • Lebanese Cooking Class, Thursday, April 6, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Nobleboro Central School. Learn how to prepare chicken shish tawook, yogurt soup and more. $34 if you register by March 30 using promo code EARLYBIRD at clc.maineadult.ed. Then $39.
  • Free Info for Producers & Growers on FDA Produce Safety Rule, Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at Knox-Lincoln Coop Extension in Waldoboro. Registration: aenglander@mcht.org. FMI: 832-0343 or mhutch@maine.edu.