THURSDAY, JUNE 22:

  • Free Community Cupping Clinics in Camden, offered by Jenni Lyn Cooper of Bodhi-Time Bodyworks at Camden Whole Health, 91 Elm St., on Tuesdays & Thursdays in June, July and Aug. To make an appointment: bodhi-time.com or 239-2893.
  • Canine Classes in Newcastle, at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road. Pro trainer Jean Conte leads the six-week classes Thursdays, June 22-July 27. Therapy Dog Team Training runs 5-6 p.m. and Canine Good Citizen Training runs 6:30-7:30 p.m. $90 each. FMI: 633-4177, 563-1363.
  • Registration Now Open for Summer Courses at UMaine Hutchinson Center, in Belfast. Choose from more than 200. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23:

  • Free Tree ID and Forest Ecology Walk in Boothbay, 10-11:30 a.m. at Cross River Preserve. Forester Morten Moesswilde points out features that allow for fast recognition of various species. He also talks about the ecology and land use history of the forest. Registration: 633-4818 or thall@bbrlt.org.
  • Guided Sedges Walk at Meadow Brook Preserve in Swanville, 1 p.m. Matt Arsenault leads the three-hour walk that shines a spotlight on these small but important marsh plants. Bring water, snack, hand lens. Meet at the Swanville Transfer Station. FMI: 338-1147 or belfastbaywatershed.org.
  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m. Ken will read in the teen seating area.
  • PiYo Workout at Fitness Is Terrific in Stockton Springs, 5:15-6 p.m., followed by cocktail hour at Stockton Harbor Yacht Club. $10 for workout and adult beverage. All levels are welcome. FMI: 653-1428, jillianliver@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24:

  • “Health Hike” with a Doctor, 9 a.m. on Hills to Sea Trail in Belfast, Dr. Peter Millard leads the Waldo County Trails Coalition hike and offers tips on staying active. Meet at City Point parking lot. FMI: 589-3105.
  • Volunteers Needed to Build Trails at Jump Pond Preserve, Palermo, 9 a.m.-noon. No experience needed. Wear pants and boots. Bring water. Directions: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Maine Summer Adventure Race in Jefferson, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center. The all-ages race involves trail running, biking, paddling and orienteering over a choice of courses that last three or 10 hours. Teams will attempt to reach as many checkpoints as possible within the time limit. $45-$125. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • Open House at Quarry Hill Cottages in Camden, 1-3 p.m. See the 26-acre campus in Camden. Tour cottages, meet staff, get details on cost and services. FMI: 921-6116.
  • Open House at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, in Rockland, from 2-5 p.m. Take a tour, meet the staff, get a gift for attending. Refreshments.
  • Simply Books! at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. The club for book lovers has no reading list. Just bring along what you are reading, love it or not.
  • Appleton Alumni Association’s 65th Annual Banquet, at Appleton Village School. Doors 4:30 p.m. Dinner made by Medomak Valley Grange 6 p.m. Open to those who attended high school while a resident of Appleton, and former students of any Appleton school, plus guests. Send $10 for dinner & $5 for dues: Dawn McLeod, 175 Back Belmont Rd., Belfast, ME 04915. FMI: 338-2034.
  • Building Bridges Through Political Diversity Discussion Group to Meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at 93 Main St., Belfast. For people of all political persuasions to work on issues including school bullying, discrimination and hate crimes. FMI: ben496@prexar.com, 223-0052.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25:

  • Summer Services Start at St. George Episcopal Chapel in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. This one is led by the Rev. T. Richard Snyder, founder of Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast.
  • Pickleball Open House at Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport, noon-2 p.m. Try out the game played on a small court with paddles and a plastic ball. Wear sneakers and sports clothes. Free. FMI: 236-9400, midcoastrec.org.
  • Cyber Sunday at Camden Library, 2 p.m. Learn how to design in Tinkercad and have your item 3D-printed the same day. You need to bring a laptop, or call the library at 236-3440 to borrow one.

MONDAY, JUNE 26:

  • “Essentials of College Planning” Workshops, for learners 19+. Free info on admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. At University College Rockland Mon., June 26. At UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast Tues., June 27. Both sites offer workshops at 9 a.m. and noon. FMI: meoc.maine.edu, 800-281-3703.
  • 2017 Community Read: “The Boys in the Boat,” starts June 26. Skidompha Library in Damariscotta will give out free copies of Daniel James Brown’s book about the University of Washington’s rowing team and their against-the-odds triumph at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The six-week event will include film screenings, an exhibit and talks at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Bristol. FMI: carpentersboatshop.org, skidompha.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27:

  • Nature Hike at Linekin and Burley Preserves in Boothbay Harbor, 10-11 a.m. The mile-long hike at a leisurely pace is led by a naturalist. No need to register. Meet at the trailhead on Ocean Point Road. FMI: bbrlt.org.
  • June Activities at Belfast Senior Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Games and cards always available. Bring a bag lunch. June 27: Lesson 2 in heart-healthy cooking at 10 a.m. You don’t have to have attended Lesson 1 to participate. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Talk on Scams, Fraud and Other Exploitation Targeting Seniors, 11 a.m., Penobscot Shores, Belfast. Two experts tell seniors what they need to know in this entry in the retirement community’s free enrichment series for adults 50+. Registration required: 338-2332.
  • Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group to Meet, noon-1 p.m. in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room at Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Orientation for New & Returning Volunteers at Aldermere Farm, in Rockport, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a few appetizers and learn how you can help at the farm that raises Belted Galloways, and at Erickson Fields Preserve. All ages invited. Old hands will be welcomed back. FMI: jalbury@mcht.org, 236-2739

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28:

  • Walking Tour of Darling Marine Center in Walpole, 10:30 a.m. Take a free tour of the waterfront laboratories and learn what scientists are working on. RSVP: tinyurl.com/y8h2dbgs.
  • Open Meditation Day in Belfast, 12:30-1 p.m. in Biscone Medical Building’s Community Room. Beginners & drop-ins welcome.
  • “Learn to Reframe Your Mindset,” 5:30-7 p.m., Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. Hypnotherapist Joanna Calderwood teaches ways to shift to a happier mindset. $6. Registration: journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Waldoboro Business Association Meet & Greet, 6-8 p.m. at Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship St. All are welcome to enjoy hearty refreshments and catch the sunset over the Medomak River.
  • Talk on Fundamentals of Lifetime and Estate Planning, 7 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Library. Free public talk by lawyer Randy Mailloux.
  • Simplified T’ai Chi for Adults in Rockland, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-noon and 7-8:30 p.m. Learn a four-minute low-impact routine to reduce stress and build energy. FMI: innerworkscenter.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29:

  • Free Info Session on Diabetes Risk & Prevention, 6:30-8 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, Rockport. Educators from Pen Bay Diabetes & Nutrition Care Center cover risk factors, screenings, and simple steps to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Forum on Maine’s Legislative Process, 6:30 p.m., Washington Street Conference Room, 6 Washington St., Camden. State Rep. Owen Casas invites everyone to ask questions, share opinions and learn how the legislative process works at this end-of-session public forum. FMI: owencasas@gmail.com.
  • Democratic Candidates for Maine Governor Coming to Watts Hall, Thomaston. Knox County Democratic Committee presents them at 7 p.m. Mark Eves on June 29; Betsy Sweet on July 13; Patrick Eisenhart on July 27; Adam Cote on August 10. Refreshments.

COMING UP:

  • Invasive Plants Walk & Talk in Boothbay Harbor, Fri., June 30, 9 a.m.-noon. Join Boothbay Region Land Trust at 8 Oak Point Road and learn about plants “from away” that are escaping into our yards and gardens, disturbing natural ecosystems and replacing native vegetation relied upon by wildlife. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Free Sears Island Geology Walk, Fri., June 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Join geologist David Laing on an investigation of glacial deposits and exposed bedrock on the island. Laing is an Ivy League graduate, professor and author of books on earth science and global warming. Free and open to all. Park along the causeway and meet at the kiosk by the island gate.
  • Rocky Coast Road Race, Sat., July 1, 8 a.m. With a 10K & 5K run and 5K walk. Proceeds benefit Livestrong at the Boothbay Regional YMCA. FMI: boothbayregionymca.org.
  • “Butterflies & Dragonflies of Ragged Mountain” Walk, Sat., July 1, 10 a.m.-noon at Camden Snow Bowl. Led by expert Roger Rittmaster, author of “Butterflies Up Close,” during the peak “charismatic” insect season in midcoast Maine. Bring water. Meet in the parking lot. FMI: coastalmountains.org.
  • Sheepscot River Race, Tues., July 4, noon. The race starts in Newcastle at the Route 1 Sherman Lake Rest Area bridge and ends at the pier in Wiscasset village. $12 advance/$15 race day: mackro.org.
  • Timber Frame Building Workshop in Jefferson, Thurs.-Sun., July 6-9, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. FMI: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • 13th Annual Strawberry Shortcake Shuffle 5K Road Race and 3K Walk, Sat., July 8, Great Salt Bay School, Damariscotta. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. for the professionally timed race with expanded age categories. The 5K is $27 and 3K is $17 if you register online: healthykidsmaine.com. Day-of costs $35/$25.

ONGOING:

  • Veterans’ Services in Rockland, fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., URock. Get help with education benefits, home loans, acquiring military records and more. Appointments: 596-6906.
  • Veterans’ Creative Writing, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Camden Library, 55 Main St. All veterans & their families can tell their stories in memoir, poetry, fiction. Free and confidential.
  • “New Beginnings” Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. Free, nonreligious support for those starting anew after the end of a marriage or relationship, death of a loved one, loss of a job. Confidential registration: 593-6468.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. Free drop-in group. FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Overeaters Anonymous in Belfast, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., First Baptist Church. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Belfast Center. FMI: 382-6446.
  • Dementia Conversation Series, third Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle. All friends & families of people with dementia welcome. Learn new ways to cope. FMI: 563-3350.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups, 1st Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; 3rd Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m., Knox Center, Rockland. 921-6237.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, first Saturdays, 10-11 a.m., PAWS, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 236-8702.
  • Free Community Rowing at Station Maine in Rockland, for all ages & skill levels. Cornish pilot gigs leave Sharp’s Point on Rockland Harbor at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: 594-1478, athearn2@midcoast.com.
  • Meetingbrook Meditation, Sundays, 6 p.m., Meetingbrook Hermitage, Camden. With light supper. FMI: 236-4346.
  • Computer Boot Camp, Tuesday mornings, Rockland CareerCenter, 91 Camden St. By appointment: 596-2600.
  • Genealogy Club, first Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Stockton Springs Library.
  • Coffee & Chat at ElderCare Network of Lincoln County Homes, first Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. All welcome at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, Round Pond Green, Boothbay Green, Wiscasset Green, Edgecomb Green, Jefferson Green, Waldoboro Green.
  • “Owl & Turtle Sessions” Writers’ Group, second & fourth Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden. Writing exercises, discussion of members’ works. All welcome.
  • Animal Response Team, first Mondays, 5 p.m., Knox County Emergency Mgmt. Agency, 301 Park St., Rockland.
  • Sunday Jams at Rockland’s Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 1:30-4 p.m. FMI: SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.
  • Tuesday Jams at the Thomaston Federated Church, 7-9 p.m. Country, bluegrass, old-time. Listeners welcome.
  • Free First Friday Music Classes, 6:30-8 p.m., and Second Sunday Hymn Sings, 4-5 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland. Through June.
  • Soup Cafe in Lincolnville, at the Community Building in the town center, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Speakers’ Corner in Rockland, Sundays, 4-5 p.m. near Rite Aid, corner of Main & Park streets.
  • Wellness Checks, Mondays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Nurse Judith Lydon’s office at Quarry Hill. FMI: 921-6272.
  • Blake Veterinary Hospital Rabies Clinics, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Route 1, Northport. Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination. $10. FMI: 789-5700.
  • Meditation — Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, Sundays (except August), 9-10:30 a.m. at The Start Center, 37 Start Road, Camden. Free. All welcome. FMI: 978-979-1365.
  • Midcoast Bridge Club, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., American Legion, Rockland. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Episcopal Church, Thomaston. Newcomers welcome; partners guaranteed. FMI: 594-8965 or 236-8792.
  • Knitting & Spinning Circle, Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., WORKS Bookstore & Gallery, 21 E. Main St., Searsport. Free.
  • Midcoast Chess Club, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Burger King, Rockland. FMI: 975-2433 or FCollemer@gmail.com.
  • NAMI Support Group, third Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., 6 Hodgdon St., Damariscotta. FMI: 882-7426.
  • Meditation Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., Belfast Dance Studio, 109 High St.
  • Knox County Coin Club, third Thursdays, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 37, Thomaston. FMI: 701-8411.
  • Fellowship of the Spirit Study Group, Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 505-5266.
  • Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Belfast Sign Language Days, last Sundays monthly. Some knowledge of ASL encouraged. Activities vary. All are welcome. FMI: bridginghandsforasl.com.
  • Total Victory Support Group, emotional/spiritual support group meets weekly in private homes in Lincoln County. No fees. FMI: 542-7397.
  • Waldo County Beekeepers, first Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Searsmont Community Center. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Foreign Language Conversation at Belfast Co-op, Tuesdays. For new to fluent speakers. Spanish & Italian at 10 a.m. French at 11 a.m. German and Swedish at noon.
  • Appleton Library Adult Book Group, third Mondays, 7 p.m. FMI: AppletonLibraryME.org.
  • Dancing Xigong in Camden, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at St. Thomas’ Church, Thursdays at Congregational Church; 12 movements to music for balance, flexibility. Free. All welcome. FMI: 236-8732, BeedyParker@gwi.net.
  • Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry, second and fourth Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Giles’ Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Rte. 126), Jefferson. FMI: 530-3769.
  • Belfast Chess Club, Mondays, 5-8 p.m., Bell the Cat. All ages.
  • Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Waldoboro. Free dinner & 12-step, Christ-centered meeting. Free child care. FMI: 837-9703, CelebrateRecovery@fbcwaldoboro.org.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at a different preserve each time for a hike of a mile or two. FMI: bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • “Social Bridge, Anyone?” Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Owls Head Community Bldg. FMI: 593-2970.
  • MS Coffee & Conversation Group, second Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Hatchet Mountain Publick House, Hope. Families & friends welcome. FMI: 975-0156, Bettheh@TheNewEnglandReCo.com.
  • Belfast Free Sketchers, fourth Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Belfast Free Library. All abilities welcome. BYO materials.
  • Men’s Cancer Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4:30 p.m., Cancer Care Center, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport. FMI: 596-8977.
  • Food Addicts Anonymous, Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 354-6749.
  • Rockport Library Writers Group, third Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. All writers welcome, published or aspiring.
  • Refuge Recovery, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St., Rockland. Meditation, readings, discussion. Donations taken. FMI: ekendradenny@gmail.com, 594-1694.
  • Open Meditation in Rockland, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30, The Dancing Elephant, 6 School St. Sitting & walking meditation with timekeeper. All traditions welcome. $5-$10 suggested donation. FMI: rachel@rocklandyoga.com, 594-1694.
  • Rockland Elks Lodge Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open 4:30 p.m.; drawings 6:20 p.m.; bingo 6:30 p.m.
  • Taijiquan Sessions, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thomaston Public Library. FMI: 354-2453.
  • Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, first Tuesdays. Free transport from Humane Society of Knox County, Thomaston. Appointments: 865-0772 or Facebook. FMI: CommunitySpayNeuterClinic.com.
  • People Helping People, support network for seniors and people with disabilities on Boothbay peninsula, second and fourth Fridays, 2 p.m., Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Open Meditation, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Midcoast Yoga Shala, 49 Main St., Damariscotta. Free; donations taken.
  • Increase Your Peace of Mind, 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Community Center, 175 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Three Principles Course designed for anyone who sometimes feels stressed, depressed or angry and wishes to feel more joyful, loving, calm & content. FMI: 633-4368.
  • Fiber Arts Group, first & third Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Rockport Library. FMI: 236-3642 or rockport.lib.me.us.
  • Free Car Seat Checks, third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PBMC Child Passenger Safety Program at Fuller Auto Mall, Camden St., Rockland. FMI: 921-8711.
  • Memory Café in Stockton Springs, third Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., The Good Kettle, 247 Route 1. For caregivers & those with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s. FMI: 620-1656.
  • Penobscot Pet Pantry, first Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., PAWS Animal Adoption Center, 123 John St., Camden. FMI: 763-4291, ppetp@tidewater.net.
  • Saturday Knitting Classes, 2-4 p.m., Over the Rainbow Yarn, 18 School St., Rockland. FMI: 594-6060.
  • Drug Drop-Off, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St. Rockland. Use green box in lobby any day. FMI: 594-0429, ext. 702.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, Rockland. FMI: 691-3599.
  • King’s Closet Free Clothing, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, Sherers Lane, Rockland. FMI: 596-7117.
  • Clothes Closet Day, first Saturdays, Warren Congregational Church. Free clothes for those in need. FMI: 273-2338.
  • Tapping Group, first Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., High Mountain Hall, Camden. Suggested donation $8-$25. FMI: 975-5325.
  • Tuesday Book Club, Camden Library, second Tuesdays, 1 p.m. FMI: 470-7473.
  • Lyme Disease Support Group in Wiscasset, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Community Center. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Midcoast Lyme Disease Support Group, 2nd Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Knox Center, 6 White St., Rockland. FMI: 446-6447.
  • Wednesday Walkers, guided morning hikes at 14 land trusts from Camden to Brunswick through November. Subscribe for weekly details: wednesday_walkers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
  • Country Line Dancing, Fridays, 6-7 p.m., Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick St., Rockland. No partner or experience needed. FMI: 594-0940.
  • Wellness Wednesdays: Acupuncture, Reiki, Bowen Therapy & Reflexology, on rotating basis, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Bok Medical Bldg., 22 White St. (behind Rockland Library). All welcome. Free; donations accepted. FMI: 921-6993.
  • Boothbay Region Land Trust Nature Hikes, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., hike of a mile or so, at a different preserve each time. The week’s hike is posted at bbrlt.org. FMI: 633-4818.
  • Pen Bay Y Heartwatch Program, 116 Union St., Rockport. Rehab for post-cardiac-event patients. FMI: 236-3375.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Camden, fourth Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Spectrum Generations, 87 Elm St. Drop-ins okay. FMI: 800-464-8703.
  • SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Drop-In Meetings, first & third Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: SageMaine.org, 809-7015.
  • Women’s Cancer Support Group, third Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial St., Rockport. FMI: PickerCenter@PenBayHealthcare.org, 921-3950.
  • Lung Health Support Group, last Tuesdays monthly, noon-1 p.m., Pen Bay Med Center’s Pulmonary Rehab Room, Rockport. FMI: 921-8880.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group in Belfast, first Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., Home Health, 125 Northport Avenue (across from WC General Hospital). FMI: 930-2500, ext. 4795.
  • Midcoast Stroke Support Group, first Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Camden Library.
  • Leer y Charlar Spanish-Language Discussion Group, second & fourth Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Camden Library. All proficient in Spanish are welcome.
  • Tabletop Games at Camden Library, Fridays, 3 p.m. Ages 10-100. Bring a fave game and a snack. No experience needed. All welcome. FMI: 233-8257.
  • Family Game Night at Appleton Library, second Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. If you have a fave board game, bring it.