• My Father’s Dragon, at Theatre at Monmouth. The family-friendly play runs through Aug. 17. Schedule:


  • Free Tree Identification Walk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, 10 a.m., Family Program Series. Families are invited to the hour-long walk on which they’ll learn to ID trees by their leaves and bark. No need to sign up.
  • Reading in Brunswick of Anthology from Portland’s Telling Room, 5-6 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books. Party to celebrate “Sparks,” with stories and poems by 60 young writers from the nonprofit writing center for kids, some of whom will read at the event. Free; open to all.
  • Terrarium Building Workshop in Rockland, 5-6 p.m., Coastal Children’s Museum. You will get everything you need to make a “Superheroes Save the Day” terrarium, from succulents to tiny action figures. For kids 5+ and adults. $35 per terrarium. Sign-up: 596-0300.
  • Raspberry Pi Coding with Minecraft, 5-6:30 p.m., Vose Public Library, Union. Learn how to write code for the Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer. Ages 8+, parents, adults, teens all welcome. No experience required. Save your spot: 785-4733.
  • How to Act Like a Child: Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up, 6 p.m., The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Teens in TPT’s summer program put on the free show, a compilation of “hip and entertaining” stories inspired by children’s book author Shel Silverstein.


  • Campfire Stories & Songs at Coastal Children’s Museum, Rockland, 11 a.m. Storyteller Jan Zimmerman will lead the fun for all ages. Free with admission.
  • “Little Cooks in the Kitchen (with an Adult)” Classes, Saturdays, July 29, Aug. 19 & 26, from 9-10:30 a.m. at FARMS Community Kitchen, over Rising Tide Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta. Leslie Wicks teaches kids 2-5 about kitchen safety and basic cooking skills. $15 per class/$40 for all three. Save your spot: 563-1161 or


  • Potterfest at Rockland Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the lawn. Bubbles, chalk, “wizarding” activities and water games to celebrate J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter’s birthday. Dress as your favorite character or in your muggle clothes. Rain movies it inside. All ages welcome.
  • Camp Mummichog, Damariscotta River Association, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Be a Marine Biologist for kids 9-12. FMI:
  • Day Camp at Riley School, Monday-Friday. Additional session Aug. 7-11. FMI: or 596-6405.


  • Free “Who Eats Who?” Program at Project Puffin Visitor Center, 311 Main St., Rockland, 1-2 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to learn about the diets of different ocean creatures and then build a food web to take home. Save your spot: 596-5566.
  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Rockland Library. Catinka Knoth leads Let’s Draw Together! for kids 6 & up (under 11 with an adult). Materials provided. This week: Maine lighthouses.
  • Free “Farm Hands” Program at Aldermere Farm, Rockport. The three-week program starts Aug. 1 and runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Kids 10-18 who already have basic skills will get advanced lessons working with Belted Galloway calves. FMI: 236-2739 or


  • Babes in the Woods at Porter Preserve, Barters Island, 10-11 a.m. Short hike for babies, toddlers and older siblings, with a focus on discovery and observation of the natural world. The free hike includes a healthy snack. No need to sign up. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Kimballtown Road. FMI:
  • Y-Arts Theater Music Camp Puts on Peter Pan Jr.!, at 1 & 5 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Campers in grades 1-9 perform.
  • Egg Drop Challenge at Rockport Public Library, 2 p.m. Kids will be challenged to build a case that keeps an egg from breaking if dropped from a height of 10 feet. Supplies and eggs provided.
  • Free Family Nature Programs on Sears Island, for kids 4-10 and parents. “Art in the Outdoors: Creating in Nature” is offered Weds., Aug. 2; “Nature Rangers: Animal Habitats and Care of the Environment” on Thurs., Aug. 3; “Map Making, Scavenger Hunts and Geocaching” on Fri., Aug. 4. All programs run 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration required: 975-3878.


  • Silhouette Artist at Liberty Library, Sat., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Five-minute sittings for $30 by Ruth Monsell, one of the top silhouette artists in the country, who cuts them from black paper. She can also create them from photos (see for requirements). To reserve a sitting:, 716-6157.
  • Teddy Bears Picnic at Vose Public Library in Union, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m. Bring your stuffed friend for games, activities and snacks.
  • Free Childbirth Preparation Class in Belfast, Sat., Aug. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Waldo County General Hospital’s Classroom. Topics include stages of labor and pain relief options. Registration required:
  • Kids’ Dig at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Bristol, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Archaeologist Neill DePaoli helps kids unearth artifacts & assemble them. Free program designed for ages 5-12, but all ages welcome. Kids must be with an adult. FMI: 677-2423,
  • Midcoast Day Camps, include these: Rockland Harbor YMCA Camp & Kinder-Kamp, weekly sessions all summer. Scholarships available. FMI: Pen Bay YMCA Sports Camps, gymnastics, karate, basketball, soccer. Scholarships available. FMI: Central Lincoln County YMCA Sailing Camp, weekly sessions through Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI:, 563-9633. Tennis Camps in Rockport, for kids 5-18. FMI: Hearty Roots, weekly sessions all summer at midcoast venues, for girls 9-15, with a focus on nature. FMI: Facebook. Summer Camp at Riley School, Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4 & Aug. 7-11. ArtLab ArtCamp, Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Weekly sessions for kids 6-11. FMI: Free Red Ball Tennis Camps, for kids 6-8 from Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 14-17, 10 a.m.-noon, at Waldo County YMCA in Belfast. FMI: Sailing Camp in Tenants Harbor, two-week sessions for kids 9-18 at all levels. FMI: 372-8174 or Art Workshops at Steel House in Rockland, with sibling and “bring-a-friend” rates. Package of Apprenticeshop Youth Sailing and Steel House workshops available on the shared campus. FMI:


  • 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 and siblings. Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.
  • Camden Library: 10 a.m. Story Hours, 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 & older 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 & Crafts, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
  • Rockport Library: Story Time, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers. Includes 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.
  • Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays monthly, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren. Free, quality used clothing, newborn to size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.
  • Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: