• “Creating Welcoming and Affirming Schools,” 3:30-5:30 p.m. at South School, 30 Broadway, Rockland. Sue Campbell of OUT Maine gives the final talk in the RSU 13 three-part Mental Health Series. She tells how schools can support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Registration:
  • Hypnobirthing Class, Thursdays, May 18-June 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Pen Bay Physicians Building, Rockport. $125 for mom & partner. Registration: 921-8345 or


  • “Fairy Cradles” at Belfast Free Library, 10-11 a.m. Ashwood Waldorf teachers put on a puppet show and lead simple games for kids ages 2-6 and their families. $5 donation.


  • Child Farm Day at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Goat milking, woodland browsing, piglet harnessing, and an attempt to track Muskovies to learn about their food resources. Registration is by sliding fee, with a discount if a parent stays, and there’s a scholarship option. Rain date May 21. FMI: 338-3301.
  • Little Green Fingers Gardening Club for Kids, 11 a.m., Rockland Public Library. The new club will encourage kids to learn basic gardening skills through crafts and games. The first project is to make a container garden. Materials provided, but kids are welcome to bring a container, from a cup to a boot. Kids under 11 must be with an adult.
  • 6-Week “First Tee Links of Maine” Program in Rockport and Rockland, to introduce golf to kids 6-14. It runs from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 20 and June 3, at Samoset Resort in Rockport and June 10, 17, 24 and July 1 at the Rockland Golf Club. $60. Scholarships available. Come early to the first session for same-day registration or sign up by calling 594-9322 or 704-280-7595.


  • MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition at Waldoboro Rec Complex, for girls and boys ages 7-14. Register at 1:30 p.m. Compete at 2 p.m. Bring proof of birth date. Winners at this level of the Major League Baseball youth skills contest advance to sectionals June 4 in Old Orchard Beach. Rain date: Sun., May 28. FMI: 832-5369.


  • Free Pregnancy Massage Clinic at the Downeast School of Massage, in Waldoboro, 6 p.m. for women in all stages of pregnancy. Call 832-5531 or email to set up an appointment.
  • Kindergarten Open House at Pen Bay Christian School, 1 Waldo Avenue, Rockland, 6-7 p.m. Learn about/register for the half-day program. FMI: 596-6460.


  • Free Children’s Drawing Class, 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: Memorial Day.


  • Free Family Screening of “Screenagers” at Belfast Free Library, 5:30 p.m. Free pizza will be served, then the film recommended for ages 10+ will be shown, followed by a discussion. The film explores how tech time impacts kids’ development. Limited child care will be available for younger kids. Registration: or 223-4264.
  • Riley School Musical Theater, doors open at 6:15 p.m., performance at 6:30, 73 Warrenton Street, Rockport. Double bill, with the Lower School performing Three Nanny Goats Gruff followed by the Middle and Upper Schools performing Twinderella, featuring Cinderella's twin brother. FMI: 595-6405,


  • “Little Brown Bulb” Puppet Fun for Ages 2-6 at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Fri., May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. With circle and finger games families can learn and play at home. $5 donation. FMI:, 236-8021.


  • 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 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.
  • 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: Lego Club, third Thursdays through April 20, 4-5 p.m, Focus age group is 4-10, but 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.
  • 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: