• Healthy Lincoln County Summer Meals Program, midcoast sites are now serving free meals to kids 18 and under. No registration required, no questions asked. Sites: healthylincolncounty.org.


  • Gala Spaghetti Dinner by Masons of Orient Lodge, 201 Main St., Thomaston, 5-6 p.m. The dinner benefits Thomaston Public Library’s “Bikes for Books” program. $8 adults/free under 10.
  • 2017 Kneading Conference at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds, Thurs. & Fri., July 27 & 28. The Maine Grain Alliance hosts it. Guests will include London culinary writer Francis Percival. FMI: kneadingconference.com.


  • Food Truck Fridays in Down East Magazine’s Parking Lot, on Route 1 in Rockport, from noon-7 p.m. Fridays, July 28 & Aug. 11. Up to 10 food trucks will offer everything from lobster rolls to smoked barbecue meats. Live music and a cash bar start at 4 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. It all benefits local nonprofits.


  • Breakfasts at Broad Cove Church in Cushing, 7-10 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 26 (except Aug. 12).


  • 6th Annual Old-Time Picnic Supper & Auction for Lincolnville Library, from 5-7 p.m.. Boat Club, 209 Main St., Lincolnville center. Rosey Gerry will be the host and auctioneer. Menu: pulled pork or vegetarian beans, rolls, summer salads, watermelon, homemade cookies and lemonade. $10 adults/$5 kids/free under 4 and over 90.


  • “Scratch Cooking” Class at FARMS Community Kitchen, above Rising Tide Market in Damariscotta, 6-7:30 p.m. Leslie Wicks shows how making foods from raw ingredients can save money and be healthier. $15 includes sampling and take-home recipes. Sign-up: 563-1161, info@mefarms.org.


  • Free Blueberry Pick at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport, Sat., Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date is Sun., Aug. 6. FMI: coa-stalmoutains.org.
  • Searsmont United Methodist Church Annual Lobster Dinner, Sat., Aug. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. Get a 1.25-pound lobster, ear of corn, coleslaw, slice of blueberry cake and beverage for $14, with additional lobsters $8 each. You can also order to go: 589-3059. Church is next to Frat Village Store, Route 131.
  • Free Community Supper at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast, on Sat., Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. Roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rolls, applesauce, dessert.


  • Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, offering organic food and artisan goods. Most take SNAP/EBT and give out Maine Harvest Bucks. Belfast, Waterfall Arts, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors have added new items. YumBus serves food. A Kid’s Club is offered. 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. Union, Union Common, Fridays, 3-6 p.m. July 28 market: “In a Spin,” with fiber artists and spinners. Blues harmonica by D.W. Gill. Felting activity for kids. Unity, Unity Community Center, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Waldoboro, Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St., Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.