• Healthy Lincoln County Free Kids’ Summer Meals Program, with midcoast locations serving free meals to any child who comes to a site, with no registration or paperwork required. Some sites have begun serving. Others begin June 26. Full listing of sites:
  • Girl Scouts of Maine Coming to Belfast Free Library, 4 p.m. Girls going into kindergarten or first grade can do an activity and learn how to earn the newest patch, Sprouting Daisies. Adults can learn about volunteer opportunities. Two intro sessions take place Weds., July 12, at Heritage Center in Damariscotta at 1 p.m. and at Thomaston Library at 3:45 p.m.


  • Stuffed Animals Invited to Sleep Over at Rockport Library, 3 p.m. Kids are invited to a story time. Their stuffed animals are invited to spend the night at the library. When kids return the next day to pick up their friends, they’ll get a new picture book and photos that show what the animals did. Free; all ages.
  • “When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike” Author at Belfast Library, 4 p.m. Michelle Houts shares her book based on the true story of a 67-year-old mother of 11 who walked the 2,000-mile trail in 1955. A hands-on activity will follow.


  • “Touch-a-Truck” Event in Belfast, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Starrett Children’s Center, 73 Waldo Ave. Kids can check out the trucks and get their faces painted. With food, drink and a 50/50 raffle to benefit Belfast Area Children’s Center and Starrett Children’s Center.
  • “Circus Ship Day” at Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Portland, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The day of literacy and activities includes readings by Chris Van Dusen from his book “The Circus Ship” at 11 a.m. and noon. Based on audience suggestions, Van Dusen will draw mixed-up animals that would otherwise exist only in the imagination. $10 visitors/free for members. FMI:
  • “Contemporary Dance for Teens: Building Body Image,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, August 5, 26. Sessions for kids 10 and older will include dance and discussions that ask questions like “What does it mean to be pretty?” and “What does inner strength look like?” FMI:


  • 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: 4th of July celebrations.


  • Daylong Babysitter Training Course in Damariscotta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at LincolnHealth Education Center, 66 Chapman St. Students 11-14 will learn how to handle emergencies, manage behavior, safety, and babysitting as a business. $49:
  • Y-Arts Musical Theater Campers Put on Two Shows at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Kids in grades 1-9 show off their new moves at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Program by Author of “The Boston Terrier Who Thought He Was a Loon,” 6:30 p.m., Liberty Library. Michelle Patch talks about her new book in the all-ages program.


  • MIDCOAST DAY CAMPS, include: Rockland Harbor YMCA Camp & Kinder-Kamp, scholarships available. FMI: Pen Bay YMCA Summer Sports Camps, gymnastics, karate, basketball, soccer. Scholarships available. FMI: Tennis Camps in Rockport, for kids 5-18. FMI: Central Lincoln County YMCA Sailing Camp, weekly sessions Mon.-Fri., June 26-August 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI:, 563-9633. Fiber Fun at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: Farsnworth Art Museum Camp, at Gamble Center, Rockland, Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. With a focus on birds. FMI: Vacation Bible Camp in Lincolnville, held by Crossroads Community Baptist Church at Tranquility Grange, Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 5:30-8 p.m. Free for kids from 3 years to grade 6. FMI: 706-6502. Lasansky Studio of Dance, Rockport. Dance/Theater Choreography for ages 10-13, Mon.-Fri. June 26-30, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Creative Movement & Art for ages 6-8, Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, and ages 4-5 Mon.-Weds., July 10-12, 9-11 a.m. FMI: Summer Ecology Camps at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, Eco-Explorers, for ages 7-9, Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, 8:45 a.m.-noon. Little Sprouts, for ages 4-6, Mon.-Fri., July 17-21, 9-11:30 a.m. FMI: Hearty Roots, six weeklong sessions at various midcoast venues for girls 9-15, with a focus on the restorative powers of nature. First session starts June 26. Facebook has details. Free Red Ball Tennis Camps, for kids 6-8. Mon.-Thurs. camps take place June 26-29, 9-11 a.m., at Medomak High, Waldoboro; July 10-13, 9-11 a.m., at Oceanside High, Rockland; August 14-17, 10 a.m.-noon, at Waldo County Y in Belfast. FMI: ArtLab ArtCamp, Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Three weeklong sessions for kids ages 6-11. First session runs July 10-14. FMI: 701-5005, Sailing Camp in Tenants Harbor, three two-week sessions for kids 9-18 at all levels. First session runs July 10-21. FMI: 372-8174, Camp Mummichog, Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta. Machines in Nature for kids 9-13 from Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Be a Marine Biologist for kids 9-12 from Mon.-Fri., July 31-August 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI: Mini-Camps in Tenants Harbor, at Jackson Memorial Library, for kids 8-12, Tues.-Thurs., July 18-20, July 25-27, August 1-3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI: 372-8961. Creative Writing Camp at Watershed School, Camden, for kids 10-13 from Mon.-Fri., July 24-28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 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.
  • 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, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds.
  • 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: