THURSDAY, JULY 27:

  • Nurses Invited to Join Knox County Nurses Guild, noon. The group that raises funds for nursing scholarships meets last Thursdays of the month in the Rockland Room of the Knox Center, Rockland. Practicing, nonpracticing and retired RNs and LPNs in Knox and surrounding counties are welcome. FMI: 594-4047.
  • Yoga Flow Thursdays at CMCA, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through August at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Lucy Spalding leads vinyasa-style classes for all levels. Bring a mat. Drop-ins okay. By donation.
  • Democratic Candidates for Maine Governor Coming to Watts Hall, Thomaston. Knox County Democratic Committee presents them Thursdays at 7 p.m. Patrick Eisenhart on July 27; Adam Cote on Aug. 10.

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

  • Free Beach Yoga on Sears Island, from 10-11:15 a.m. Missy Hatch leads movement and stretching for anyone able to walk on the beach. Geared for adults, but attentive kids welcome, too. Park on Sears Island Road and meet at kiosk near the island gate. Bring a towel and water. FMI: Friends of Sears Island on Facebook or 975-3878.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive at Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport, 1-6 p.m. Set up a time to donate at redcrossblood.org.
  • Grown-Up Story Hour at Camden Library, 1:30 p.m., in teen section.

SATURDAY, JULY 29:

  • 4th Annual Mutt Scrub in Boothbay Harbor, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Two Salty Dogs. The pet store hosts the benefit for Coastal Humane Society and the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, including mutt scrubbing and nail trimming, a Doggie Talent Show, Doggie Musical Chairs and raffles. FMI: muttscrub.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 30:

  • Summer Service at St. George Episcopal Chapel in Tenants Harbor, 10 a.m. Led by the Rev. Susan Flanders.
  • Building Bridges Through Political Diversity to Meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at 93 Main St., Belfast. Bimonthly discussion group that lets people with different political persuasions work together and appreciate each other. FMI: ben496@prexar.com, 223-0052.
  • Free Talk on Online Service to Help Families with Funeral Planning, 7 p.m., Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs at Stockton Springs Community Library. By Kasey Smith, founder of EterNav.com.

MONDAY, JULY 31:

  • “Introduction to Sea Kayaking” in Belfast, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse beach. Paddling and safety instructions. Kids 10+ welcome with an adult. $30 includes tandem kayak and gear. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 4-Part “Self Defense Basics” at Rockland Congregational Church, Mondays, July 31-Aug. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn practical strategies for personal safety. $25. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Restorative Practices Workshops in Belfast, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1:

  • Yoga in Camden Amphitheatre, at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 15. Drop-in yoga for all levels. By donation.
  • Guided Nature Hike at Saunders Preserve, Boothbay, 10-11 a.m. Join a naturalist for the easy-paced hike of a mile. No need to register. Meet at trailhead at Pleasant Cove and Back Narrows roads. FMI: bbrlt.org.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group Indoor Barbecue, noon-2 p.m., Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, Camden. $5 at the door gets you burgers and dogs, hot off the grill. Bring a picnic salad or side, beverage or dessert for the potluck spread. Sign-up: ckwalters66@gmail, 596-3978.
  • Belfast Senior Center, Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast. Bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and tea available. Free; donations appreciated. Aug. 1: Salad potluck at noon. Bring your fave, be it fruit, ham, egg or other. Aug. 8: Bring your fave game or play one of the center’s. Aug. 15: Planning for the “Sizzling Summer Senior Picnic.” Give your ideas for the upcoming event. FMI: parksandrec@cityofbelfast.org.
  • Skidompha Library Community Read Closing Ceremony, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Finale of the community read of “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown. With music by Novel Jazz, footage from the 1936 Olympic race, filmed interview with the author, refreshments, raffle drawings. Tix available at the library.
  • Lincolnville Sewer District Meeting, 6 p.m. LIA Building, Beach Road. Open to the public; they expect to be meeting weekly for the foreseeable future. FMI: www.LincolnvilleSewer.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2:

  • Stroke Support Group at Camden Library, 10 a.m. For stroke survivors, their families, friends and supporters. New members welcome.
  • Open Meditation in Belfast, from 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesdays in August. Drop in and practice the art of meditation. No experience needed.
  • “Introduction to Sea Kayaking” in Camden, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maine Sport Outfitters Kiosk in Camden Harbor. Paddling and safety instructions. Kids 10+ welcome with an adult. $30 includes tandem kayak & gear. Sign-up: 921-3950, journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • 2017 New England UAS Conference, Weds.-Fri., Aug. 2-4, UMaine at Augusta. The theme for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems conference is “Navigating Your Airspace: Drone Applications for Business.” FMI: uma.edu/uasconference.
  • “Get 5K Ready!” on Rockland Boardwalk, Wednesdays, Aug. 2-Sept. 27 (no class Aug. 16), from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Personal trainer Rachael McCormick helps you build endurance and strength. Class leads up to Energy4Life 5K on Sept. 30 in Rockland. $40. Sign-up: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Spectrum Generation’s Lunch & Learn Series, 11:15-1 p.m., 521 Main St., Damariscotta. Two veteran support reps. from Togus and Lewiston VET Ctr. discuss how to prevent suicide as it relates to our veterans. Stay after for a lemon pepper pork loin lunch. $5/6.50 donation. FMI: 563-1363.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3:

  • Family Caregiver Education and Support Group, noon-1 p.m., Home Health Conference Room, 125 Northport Ave., Belfast. The facilitated monthly meeting helps you learn how to do the job and keep yourself healthy at the same time. FMI: 930-2500, x4795.

COMING UP:

  • Tick Talk & Walk, Fri., Aug. 4, from 9-11 a.m. Join Vector Ecologist Chuck Lubelczyk of Maine Medical Research Institute and learn fascinating facts about ticks and mosquitos. Limit of 20 people. Registration required: thall@bbrlt.org, 633-4818.
  • Fern Walk at St. Clair Preserve in Northport, Sat., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Led by Eric Doucette, president of Maine’s Josselyn Botanical Society. The free Coastal Mountains Land Trust nature program is open to all ages.
  • “Chowder Cup” Sailing Race in Friendship, Sat., Aug. 5. For monohulls any size or type except sailboards. Potluck follows in Martin Point Community House. Deadline to enter the free race is 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4: cwitherell3@roadrunner.com, 832-4823.
  • 26th Annual Hobbs Pond Swim in Hope, Sun., Aug. 6. Gather at Hope town beach at 9:30 a.m. Whistle at 10 a.m. for the informal, all-ages non-race, for which you won’t get a T-shirt. Half-mile swim in shallow water. Social gathering at Hope Library and Town Office afterward.
  • Full Moon Paddle on Little Dyer Pond at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sun., Aug. 6, 7:30-10 p.m. Meet at the gate. Bring a flashlight for the hike back. Midcoast Conservancy provides canoes, paddles, life jackets. Registration required: midcoastconservancy.org.
  • UMaine EDT 580 Summer Tech Institute, Mon.-Fri., Aug. 7-11, from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. FMI: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.
  • Book Discussion at Thomaston Library, Tues., Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. The book is “The Moth: 50 True Stories” and copies are available at the library. The discussion is part of Maine Humanities Council’s Read ME program.
  • 112th Camden High School Alumni Association Banquet, Fri., Aug. 11. FMI: ddhenders@hotmail.com. 691-3549.
  • Crosby High School Alumni Reunion, Sat., Aug. 12, at Belfast Area High School. All who attended and/or graduated are welcome. FMI: 338-5516 or mjgilman47@gmail.com.
  • 150th Annual Kalloch Family Reunion in Rockland, Sat., Aug. 19, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Elks Hall, 210 Rankin St. The deadline ro register for the banquet is Sat., Aug. 5. Walk-ins must bring their own lunch. FMI: 949-2972 or paulwilson33@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

  • 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.
  • 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, first Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Inn’s Media Rm., Quarry Hill, Camden; third 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 and 9 a.m. Saturdays. FMI: 691-2037, muriel@stationmaine.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.